For our last episode, we visited a very special sim – a stunningly beautiful recreation of Monet’s home village – Giverny.
Owned by Soliel Snook and Kaye Robbiani, this stunning sim combines places important to Monet’s life … and to his art. We found some fascinating vignettes – such at the famous lily pond, and the richly coloured haystacks too!
We explored the sim with Kaye Robbiani, who showed us the re-creation of Monet’s home, and also the fascinating museum she has created, showing something of his life and work – and telling the story of the American artists who followed in his footsteps.
And there’s also an encounter with an old friend from Soliel’s garden centre, who we first met on our winter show in Giggleford last year – and who has now, rather unexpectedly perhaps, found a new home in Giverny!
Remember that although Meta Makeover has finished, we will be back in May with our new show, Designing Worlds. And though our coverage will be extended, we’ll still be doing our Meta Makeovers, where we bring in a top designer to make over your virtual home or garden!
So if you would like to have a virtual home or garden given the treatment by a top designer, send an email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with three or four pictures of your home or garden attached, and stating your reasons why you would like a makeover.
And if you know a special place in Second Life that we should really feature on the show, drop us a line too!
What was Saffia wearing on the show?
For this last show, Saffia wore one of the new outfits created by Neferia Abel for her new range, L’Abel. The outfit is called Kesara, and it offers a whole range of options in a pretty dotted pattern, or else plain.
It includes a simple, but sophisticated, dotted micro bolero with sculpted puff sleeves and collar accented with a stunning sculpted corsage and neck chain. There’s a strapless silk bodice which wraps the torso in horizontal strips, and also included is a bodice version that is trimmed at the bottom edge in the bolero’s dotted pattern for maximum mixing ease. There are three skirt options: a sleek system skirt that echos the subtle pattern of the bodice – which Saffia wore on the show in maroon; a sculpted skirt option created from sculpties on 3 different attachment points to ensure wearablity; and a system skirt that echos the bolero dotted pattern.
“Usually, I need to wear a system skirt on the show,” says Saffia. “Flexi skirts drop down through chairs, and sculpted skirts may behave … oddly. Neferia makes some of the very best system skirts out there – she always takes trouble to make sure that things look exactly right!”
Finally, two pairs of glitch pants are included, one in the dotted pattern, the other in the solid black option. To add the final finessé, the pair of included black forearm gloves lend more glamour!
“For me, the bolero with its neck chain and the lovely corsage was the special touch that made this outfit so exciting,” says Saffia. “And it was, of course, very appropriate for the show, which featured so many beautiful and decorative flowers!”