Friday, December 28, 2007

Falling Leaves Taupe Collection - FREE!

The Falling Leaves collection includes blouse, flexi scarf (mod), prim belt (mod), leggings and plain slacks.

The TAUPE ONLY version is free though January.

Other colors -- charcoal, blue, olive, copper -- are discounted though January. ALL are no transfer items.

Find them prominantly displayed in the courtyard between Classic Casuals and Live The Dream clothing areas.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Live The Dream - Now open!

Live The Dream is now open.

Step slightly -- oh so slightly -- out of your comfort zone at Live the Dream.

This brand new section of Samara Studios lies right down the courtyard from Classic Casuals.

The Wanderlust collection (pictured) reminds us of romantic times. It comes with a belted blouse, a tuck in blouse, a mid-length skirt, leggings and leather pants (both slacks and boot cut). Matching boots are available. The blouse can be worn with or without prim sleeves (two sizes are included for easy editing). The blouse can be purchased separately.

Velossity racing leather sets (see earlier post) come in three colors with knee slides and modify decals. These are available in both men and womens sizes (prim parts). Jackets are available separately.

Collections often include coordinating shoe options as well as some unisex items.

If we only have one life -- let's Live The Dream!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Spectators in White!

Just a quick note that the very popular Spectator boots are now available in white. Perfect for some holiday snowball fighting or walking in winter wonderland vistas.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Sneak Peak at 2008!

There are some fairly major changes on the way in 2008 for Samara Studios. It seemed only fair to let the folks that come by the blog be on the "inside" of it all (wink).

In thanks to all the people who have embraced my Classic Casual fashions I will be continuing with CLOTHES. This blog will showcase fashion news only (it was almost there anyway - LOL).

Along with the designing comes a need for SPACE. I am a true believer in BIG vendor pictures. How can anyone be expected to buy from the tiny and blurry photos after all. So-------- the Home store will be moving across the plaza by stained glass. What was the home store will become an extended area for fashions making the whole East side of Samara Studios a dedicated place of BEAUTY!!!! Yeah!

For those of you who mostly shop for home and garden items, rest assured they will continue to be added to and changed as always. I love to build in world and won't be abandoning that any times soon.

The fashions in the new store will be a step away from Casual Classics. Don't worry, the basics will be continue to be added to also. We ALL need "Everyday clothes at Everyday prices". I understand the need to feel at ease in SL outfits that mirror our RL wardrobes. It is a comfort zone many of us embrace. At the same time -- we have the ability in SL to step out of our boxes just a bit and that is what this next store is dedicated to.

The first collection is called Velossity (and yes, I DO know that isn't how Webster spells it)! I started working on this for a RL and SL friend who races and wanted some racing leathers that looked more like RL ones. Along they way I discovered that I, Samara, was having a GREAT time trying on these outfits (/me smiles broadly). And isn't SL supposed to be fun?

So come embrace your slightly more adventurous side in 2008. It's a new year and if we only live once -- let's make the most of it.

Look for changes to begin after Christmas!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Asymmetrical - More colors

The very popular dusty rose asymmetrical outfit is now available in five additional colors as well as a fat pack. Each outfit also includes leggings in the same color as the skirt. Nylons and belts included. Find them in the courtyard.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Secret Santa Signup

Want to spread a bit of cheer in SL? Sign up to be a Second Style Secret Santa. (Your secret is safe until AFTER Christmas anyway).

Just click on the poster at the clothing store to get a note card with more info or to sign up.

AND if you already signed up either at Samara Studios or another location please note that due to some problems, Celebrity lost those first three days of participants. So, come sign up again. You don't want to miss out.

Anniversary Giveaway - The Results

Just after midnight and the tally for the day is in. The event which ended at 9 PM saw over 1,500 items being given away with a value well over 75,000 Linden. Most popular was the Christmas Holiday outfit (not really a part of the ANNIVERSARY giveaway it will be available until the end of 2007 - see previous post) with the Asymmetrical sweater set coming in a close second.

Thanks to everyone who came by and made the anniversary party a success and gold stars to all the ladies who got a complete outfit!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Bra and Panty Sets

Just up in the clothes store -- bra and panty sets in four colors. These hip-hugging undies lie somewhere between practical (it isn't ALWAYS a nasty word) and sassy. These slightly sheer sets come in pink stars, blue stars, smoky swirls, and classic white with a flowered overlay.

A money saving fat pack is available also.

New Lighting

Somewhere between Modern and Deco lies the newest floor lamp in the Samara Studios family. Real SL lighting with on - off touch control, it comes in a three different finishes.

Find it in the Home store as well as the courtyard by the clothes.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Shearling Jacket

Perfect for the colder climates of SL, ice skating, snowball fighting and other fun activities, this shearling jacket comes with dark brown mock turtleneck (from the turtleneck family of sweaters just released). Wear it with the jacket to show through JUST a touch or be slightly risqué an let a bit of skin show through! The jacket comes with an invisible shirt layer to add a bit of thickness to the mix (shown) or wear without for curvy warmth.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Sneak Peak Giveaway

Just in case you were wondering whether you wanted to show up for that anniversary giveaway next Saturday....... here is a picture of the free anniversary outfit. Sweater, Leggings, Skirt, Signature nylons and Belt.

And don't forget there are shoes too!

Total value of the outfit with shoes on Sunday when it's no longer free? $425 Lindens. And yes, there will be more colors available then (wink).

Friday, December 7, 2007

Turtleneck Sweater Sets

It's winter in my part of the world and even if it can ALWAYS be sunny in SL, I have a hankering for some cozy warmth from time to time. These new sweater sets give you the option of four styles. They come as mock turtlenecks with -- or without -- a wide, highly detailed, waste-cinching belt (as texture) . An optional prim turtleneck attachment ads a bit of extra warmth for those really chilly days, ice skating parties and the like.

As a bonus, textured tights are included. Well OF COURSE they exactly match the belt! When you make your clothes in a graphics program you have ultimate power (wink).

The sweaters come in gray (shown), olive, dusty rose, teal and charcoal. Find them on the back wall of the courtyard across from the main store.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Anniversary Event - Mark your calendar!

Samara Studios celebrates one year in Gembong! Yeah!

Mark your calendar for December 15th when there will be an abundance of Good Free Stuff for the taking -- or finding as the case may be. ALL ITEMS ARE FROM THE FLOOR of Samara Studios general merchandise. No BIAB; No public domain; No "seconds".

Here's how it works:
  • In the home, garden and stained glass areas there will be numerous (5 - 10 each event hour) items right in their same spots where you can buy them for 0 Lindens. The items will change between -- and sometimes DURING -- event hours! Some items will be free all day, some for half an hour etc. All items will be No Transfer.
  • In the Fashion area, there will be a NEW outfit given away. Each piece will be available ONLY during the particular event time. If you come to all four events sessions you will have a first quality Samara Studios ensemble that goes on the wall for sale the next day.
  • In shoes there will be a pair to go with the outfit of course! Look for them on the wall and buy for 0. If you know the shoe store well (and some of your REALLY do) you will find it quickly.
Event hours run from 9-12, 12-3, 3-6 and 6-9 SL times.

Don't miss out on this event!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Second Style - On the Cover!

Here I am on the COVER of Second Style! My favorite "flirty lace top" looks so good -- and that HAIR!!! (wink).

Well yes, I am on the cover -- but you can be too. Second Style Magazine now has a photo shoot set up at their new offices at Le Zoo. So if you ALWAYS wanted to be a cover girl -- now's your chance.

And if you just want some coffee table magazines for you home or office, this "issue" as well as another are available on the coffee table in the courtyard by the clothes.

Ah -- the fame! The glory! The flat stomach (wink).

Remodel Complete!!!!

WHEW! If you happened by in the last two days, you may have noticed some changes underway. Well except for some some new signs and a little tweaking here and there -- I'm done! Woot!

Samara Studios is almost a year old in Gembong (see an upcoming post about the celebration and MAJOR give away - hunt -- soon I promise!). So ALL that gray tile simply HAD to go. Along with a brighter and happier look -- I was aiming for ENCHANTING and thing I did pretty well. There is definitely a more open feel.

Bridges are gone (replaced by the courtyard you see in the photo). Roofs have been deleted with a giant DEL and you can now fly over and find things easily. The garden department now has some very friendly grass, and while you might have to walk a bit further, I suspect that you will be able to SEE things better.

All in all I am very happy with the new look. Thanks to the Hearts for the lovely BLUE TREES and Charlie for making a special sculpture for the courtyard! How cool can you get?

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

FREE Holiday Outfit!

It's the holidays and time to celebrate! How better than with something cheerfully FREE?

This first quality holiday gift comes with low-rider pants for boots as well as slacks (belt as texture). The sweater has snowflake details that will carry you through the wintry months with some sassy style.

Find it at the main entrance to the clothing store.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

V Neck Sweaters with Belt

Can a sweater be both cuddly and sultry? Maybe so. This new V neck with small shawl collar certainly seems to fit the definitions. It comes with a built in belt -- no sizing necessary.

Available in Dusty Rose (shown), camel, smoke, charcoal and cobalt. Available in a Fat Pack of 5 (discounted).

Shown here with the charcoal lowrider pants from the leather set, it also works well with black jeans or your favorite dark skirt.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Reheli Boots

There's nothing terribly TAME about these new boots. Basic black? Well -- yes (wink) but with shiny textured silver accents and "engraved" touches, they certainly stand out in a crowd. Still sleek, still classy -- but definitely statement makers.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Piano in Walnut

As promised a slightly higher prim piano is now available. Sleek and stylish, it still has only 13 prims -- including the bench. Both song books are included in this package also. See it RIGHT next to the low prim cherry version between the home store and holiday items.

Thursday, November 22, 2007


Chilly weather brings a need for jackets -- even in SL.

Just in, a double breasted short coat in five colors. It comes with an optional shirt to make the jacket look more "bulky" (shown).

If you really want to look svelte (wink) you can leave this off and be VERY form fitting.

The jackets come in sienna, charcoal, cobalt, olive and cranberry. A fat pack (discount) is also available.

Low Prim Piano and Songbooks

Just in time for the holidays --- a low prim (7 for piano and bench) with TWO songbooks! "Away in a Manger" for the holidays and "Midsummer Sky" for quiet times all year round.

The piano comes with animation. Just click either of the books to open the music and start the sound files. Click again to close. You can have either or both of the books at the piano as you choose. The music comes with a preloader so MOST times (you know SL!) the music plays swiftly and well the first time. It continues until you close the book. Piano and bench are mod so you can change the wood tone to match your decor if needed.

Find the piano near the main Home Store entrance by the holiday items.

Look for a fancier version of this piano very soon. If you've GOT those prims -- why not flaunt 'em!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Flirty Lace Top

I LOVE this top!!!!!!

Great detail, short and flirtateous -- it goes with everything from slinky skirts to sexy jeans.

Also available in smoke (a medium gray). Find it in the newly remodeled clothes store.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Shoes - Up Close and Personal

Prim richness DOES have its advantages (see the new garden annex post)! With all those extra prims I am able to once again have EACH pair of shoes on display. See them in all their prim glory on stands in the rear of the store. Sale items have move back into the shoe store proper also. So, there is no need to go hunting for bargains; everything is in one spot.

Don't forget to check the lucky chair. It now contains CLOTHES!

Garden Department Annex !

More room -- more prims! The garden store has been expanded across the bay. With more room comes more prims and MORE ITEMS for you (wink)! A few things have moved, so if you can't find your favorite items, just IM Samara Kasshiki and I'll send you a SLURL. Meanwhile its lovely to have the extra space and water. Come visit!

Friday, November 16, 2007

New Colors for Signature Jeans

The very popular No Back Pocket Signature Jeans now come in two new colors -- stonewashed black and black. The stonewashed version has a more casual look while the solid black work well with dressier outfits. In my mind we can NEVER have too many great fitting jeans. Each set comes as boot jeans and jeans as slacks and includes a tank in both undershirt and shirt layers. Find them at the newly remodeled clothing store.

Fantasy Dream Tent

With both meditation animations (2) and cuddle poses this getaway spot is a place for quiet conversations and contemplations. The tent floats over an ever-changing water pool and comes complete with fantasy light effects. Subtly private and intimately romantic, the dream tent coordinates with the multi-pose magical lounger -- well NATURALLY!

Multi-pose Magical Lounger

This VERY romantic lounger is perfect for sunset cuddling. Actually its pretty perfect any time -- even when you are alone. Click on the pillows for intimate poses with your special someone. And if your are still LOOKING for him or her, you can lounge thoughtfully with a 90 second (fantastic) relaxation animation. Drapery and particle lighting make this a very special piece of furniture for either inside or outdoors. Modify the colors and textures (not the animation) if you like or send it to a friend as a loud hint that you could USE some more together moments.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Skating Snowman

He is SO cute! The skating snowman comes complete with particle snowflakes and holiday music on touch. He skates in a circle on an optional snow platform.

Perfect for larger venues, malls and such-- even your own front yard. His flexi scarf blows in the breeze. Don't you just want to HUG him?

Portland Saturday Market

Samara joins the Portland Oregon Saturday market at 21st Avenue, Portland. A recreation of some of the highlights of the Northwest city along with a complete 21st Avenue. Come visit, see the market (always open - rain or shine) and enjoy the atmosphere of one of America's "best" cities (wink). Events in the offing. Watch the listings.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Satin Drape Tops for Gals

Just right for the holidays, these sultry, low slung drape tops pair easily with your favorite black pants, sassy short skirt or something a bit more reserved.

They come in five colors including cobalt (shown), teal, emerald, rose and gold.

As always you have the option of the all color discount pack -- perfect for when you just CAN'T make up your mind.

Fantasy Flyer Vehicle

Who says all "airplanes" need to look mechanical. Samara Studios has two, fun and COLOR-FILLED flyers. Each vehicle will hold up to three persons. The owner gets to fly, but passengers are welcome. Each position comes with a pose (one is an animation) and flying is simple using arrow and page up and down keys. Motion keys and mouse movement is also an option.

The flyer even has a beacon to let you know where you may have left if after a long night of partying.

Two versions are available - Copy Only and Transfer Only. The transfer version comes complete with gift box and packing instructions.

Also available in blue. A notecard with more info is available by clicking the sign near the flyers.

Monday, November 5, 2007

New Tops and Jeans

Two highly detailed silk tops and a snuggly sweater have been added to the women's clothing store. They come in a variety of colors as well as a all colors discount pack. Also new are some great fitting jeans with NO back pockets for a more sleek line. And who doesn't want that? Jeans packs include jeans for boots and jeans as slack and come with a bonus tank.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Christmas Items Available

Wreaths, blinking string lights (copy), a holiday street light and snowman, and a menorah are just a few of the items now in the courtyard.

Christmas trees range from 2 to 68 prim versions and there are welcome mats, gift boxes, holiday candles and even a cheery coffee tray with steaming mugs for guests.

So stop by the courtyard sometime in the next month or so and make this holiday season especially brilliant

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Clothes for Women - Upcoming Releases

New outfits and single items as well as discount mulitpacks will be added November 1 in the current Halloween storefront.

Sweater jackets -- both lightweight and heavy knits -- are well represented in the new designs as well as my Skinny - No Back Pocket Jeans. (Who needs there butt looking any bigger? I certainly don't! )

Think warm and fuzzy, comfortable and HUGGABLE!

[The overlapping side buttoned sweater shown above comes with leather pants as slacks and boot cut. It is also available in charcoal.]

Clothes for Women - Boatneck Sweaters & Minis

These short boatneck sweaters come with leather charcoal mini skirt and belt (textured into top). Complete the look with charcoal Spectator Boots. With their modest prices you can opt for several colors.

Clothes for Women - Leather & Lowriders

These highly detailed short leather jackets pair with fun low rider belted pants in fine striped texture. Each set comes with tops as shirts and jackets as well as pants as slacks and for boots.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Clothes for Women - Dressy Denim

A third clothing collection has been added to the courtyard. This group features a belted jacket, print skirts (as shown and mini), signature stockings, long sleeved print blouse, textured tank and six pants (three as styled for boots). These coordinates can take you from work to play and after hours.

This is the last of the big collections for awhile. Single outfits will be added soon!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Clothes for Women - Tawny Sweater and Suede

Just up at Samara Studios is Tawny - Sweater and Suede. Tops in this 10 piece collection include a belted sweater (as jacket) with sleeve extensions, a snowflake print blouse and a striped (low backed) tank. Two sets of suede slacks and one low rider knit pant are included along with boot versions. A saucy little suede flexi skirt with glitch pants completes the mix and match set.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Clothes for Women - Remembrance

I am very happy to announce my first collection of clothes for women. This package includes three tops (short high neck, short V neck and a longer jacket version of the high neck). It also includes 6 pants -- three as slacks and three boot cut (pants as undies). A flexi skirt with flexi sash completes this mix and match collection. Teal and rose editions are also available.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Halloween Gifts from Samara

Festive Halloween shoes can be found in both the shoe store and the Holiday Shop -- one for guys and one for gals.

These are buy for 0 Linden thank you gifts.

I really do appreciate your continued patronage and lovely IMs.

Have a great Halloween!

Snuggly Wedgies for Gals

New at Shoes Simply Shoes are these comfy casual wedgies. They come in a large variety of colors including fake fur.

Please note that no virtual animals were harmed to make these shoes (wink).

They have black fuzzy insoles and can be used as slippers. Still with the silver and onyx details they could easily pass for dressier shoes. The choice is yours of course.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Halloween Shop Now Open

The Holiday Shop is now featuring Halloween goodies. Items include a fountain of blood, Autumn tree with falling leaves, Trick or Treat apple giver, Trick or Treat bag with it's own lighting, Halloween Banners and a VERY friendly flying flexi ghost (he seems to be a big hit already).

Get your $1 Linden Halloween cards and gift boxes too!

More items will be added as the 31st approaches. The Holiday Shop will feature Halloween items until the end of the month and then Christmas, Hannukah and other festive occasions will be the stars of the show.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Ceiling Fan & Track Lighting

Three light ceiling tracks and matching wall mount light fixtures are now available in five glossy finishes with on - off feature.

Also new is a ceiling fan in antique brass and cherry with schoolhouse globe. The light gives real SL light and the blades are on - off to the touch. Find tracks and fan along with two new chandeliers in the open air decor area.

Monday, September 24, 2007

New for September

Here is an abbreviated list of some of the new products at Samara Studios:

  • Metro couch, love seat and posed couch in original Fall textures with matching Metro rug and table topper, pillows etc.
  • Serpentine couch (art deco), table and accessories
  • New peach suede and walnut couch to match those popular bean bags; coordinating rug and tall floor pillow
  • ROCKING CHAIRS in three styles, some with color changing linen cushions; male and female poses
  • Walnut and falling leaves (bright colors) living room set with chairs, bench, couch and coordinating accessories.
  • Settees in cherry (blue leaf), walnut (red velvet) and black (gray deco). (See post)
  • Corner curio cabinets in cherry, walnut and black (lighted with glass insert).
  • Wall hanging towel racks with towels in four colors for bath set
  • Toilet paper holder for bath set
  • New planter and plants, candles and other decor items

  • Meditation Fountain with Golden Water and Light Globe
  • Outdoor Patio with fireplace (see post)
  • Personal Park (see post)
  • Standing lanterns now come in brushed aluminum as well as black and "rusty"
  • Autumn trees with falling leaves in two sizes
  • Additional flexi flowers in two sizes and two colors
  • Monarch butterfly emitter


Stained glass formerly above the home store is now incorporated into the stained glass shop.

  • Country Workin' Boots for men and women
  • Spectator Boots for Women (see post)
  • Harness Boots for Men (see post)
  • New sale shop for shoes


An aquarium store and a decor and accessories shop have moved into the walkway shops between the Garden Department and the Arts Area.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Those Who Watch and Wait

Charles has a new sculpture outside his shop I see. His gallery (and Silk's oriental wall hangings) are at the far West side of the complex by the water. Stop by and see his lovely work, then TP to the labyrinth (wink).

Friday, September 21, 2007

Settee with Table

The newest addition to the Home Store is this darling settee with table and book. Shown here in black with gray fabric to coordinate with the serpentine couch, it also comes in cherry and blue leaf pattern as well as walnut and red velvet to go with the ever popular Sun Chair line. 15 prims in all.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Conversation Patio Set

This outdoor patio set includes a crackling fire with sound and light feature as well as on/off smoke from the chimney. Flexi plants and posed seating area complete this 26 prim build. Just add your margaritas, burgers, straw plates (all included); invite your favorite people and wait for the magic to begin. Find it by the water in the Garden shop. -- And see, I TOLD you I loved those violet boots!!!!!!

Harness Boots for Men

Rich in detail and with custom leather textures, these high quality boots are sure to be a favorite. This style comes in five colors -- each with shiny antique brass trim and two toned accents. Choose the links below to see large photos of the different colors. The example above is SMOKE.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Free Jewelry for Peace

Come get some absolutely LOVELY jewelry for free. This is "Jewelry for Peace" and includes a necklace, earring (one), bracelet and maybe more (honestly I am wearing the necklace and forgot about the rest but they are all based on the same design).

"Take a Copy" of this poster and then open when you get home. Share with others. That's the point. Poster locations are at the main home store entry point, the shoe store patio and at Charlie's sculpture shop (Charles Hera Fine Arts) at the far west end.

I hope you love it as much as I do!

Jeweled Heart Armlet

This is a value packed item with three different gem styles to go with various outfit. Two sizes included (both for women) and the item is mod so you can adjust further if needed.

New Shoe Sale Shop!

I've been making so many new boots lately that even with enlargement the shoe store was getting crowded. So I added a small SALE shop right outside the main showroom. Currently there are three styles of shoes on sale for women and two pair for guys (don't worry guys I am working on some GREAT new boots for you).

Private Park

Now you can have your own private park right on your land. A 10 meter circular footprint is a space saver. Trees are one prim each and the bench includes two poses. Built in lighting for midnight viewing.

The Labyrinth Project

Now open at 294 meters! 3,600 square meter park in which to wander and meditate. Grab a note card from any of the Samara Studios teleport signposts or TP from the Charles Hera Fine Arts studio at the far west of the complex. I hope you enjoy walking it as much as I enjoyed building it.