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New Victorian cape sets for winter!


Ice skating party? Caroling? Wassailing? Or just walking in a Winter Wonderland?
Montagne Noire is spreading the joyeux this month at three different holiday events this month: Twisted Krissmuss, Genre & Gothmas by Gaslight.
This year we're offering "Cape d'Hiver," a deluxe Mid-Victorian era style winter cape set which also features a bonnet, muff and bonus (scripted) ice skates, all for 100L each.
Cape d'Hiver was created with mesh, sculpted prim, flexi prim and system clothing elements. The capelet collar (worn on the shoulders) is rigged mesh, and comes in 5 standard sizes to best fit your avatar. An alpha mask layer is also provided for additional fit adjustments. The bonnet and ice skates are non-rigged mesh, and the upper capelet and lower crinoline skirting are flexi prim.

At Genre





At Gothmas by Gaslight:




And finally, at our main shop, For Twisted Krissmuss:








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Special ‘Automne Merci’ group gift out now!


Pick up a special group gift this month, marking our update group's growth to more than 1,000 members!



"Automne Merci" (Autumn Thanks), is a harvest themed candle centerpiece for your Harvest or Thanksgiving table.

You'll find it at our customer service desk at the shop entrance. Be sure to wear your group tag to receive it.



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‘Long Winter’ coat now available!


New at Montagne Noire -- "Longtemps Hiver" (Long Winter) -- a full length winter wool coat with fur trim & hat, and as a new release, it's only 100L this week. Six colors, rigged mesh with sculpted accents. Free demo available!









Longtemps Hiver was created with mesh and sculpted prim elements. The coat is rigged mesh, and comes in 5 standard sizes to best fit your avatar. An alpha mask layer ia also provided for additional fit adjustments.

Enjoy!



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Tomb of Ligeia 10L Halloween Hunt starts today


"There is one dear topic, however, on which my memory fails me not. It is the person of Ligeia. In stature she was tall, somewhat slender, and, in her latter days, even emaciated. I would in vain attempt to portray the majesty, the quiet ease, of her demeanor, or the incomprehensible lightness and elasticity of her footfall. She came and departed as a shadow. I was never made aware of her entrance into my closed study save by the dear music of her low sweet voice, as she placed her marble hand upon my shoulder. In beauty of face no maiden ever equalled her. It was the radiance of an opium-dream — an airy and spirit-lifting vision more wildly divine than the phantasies which hovered about the slumbering souls of the daughters of Delos." 

-- Edgar Allen Poe, "Ligeia," 1838 




"Ligeia" is one of Edgar Allen Poe's early short stories, telling a woeful, gothic tale of the unnamed narrator's love for his wife Ligeia, who dies a wasting death. Later he marries Lady Rowena, who also falls ills and dies...… Read the rest

Montagne Noire ‘Aviatrice’ now @ Genre


Montagne Noire's first entry into the monthly Genre fashion event (This month's theme: Steampunk) is "Le Aviatrice" (Lady Aviator), a steampunk inspired aviator jacket, skirt & matching helmet, all for 100L!




Le Aviatrice was created with mesh, sculpted and flexi prim elements. Both the jacket and skirt are rigged mesh, and come in 5 standard sizes to best fit your avatar. Alpha mask layers are also provided for additional fit adjustments.

Le Aviatrice's helmet is best worn with a hair tattoo and/or prim/mesh bangs (style card included with recommendations).

About Genre:
Genre is a monthly event that focuses on celebrating the different cultures within SL. With so many creators designing for these special communities, it was high time that they had an event of their own, not only bringing them and their talents to the general populace of SL, but also at a price everyone can afford.  
Each month a specific genre is chosen along with a theme to help inspire and unify the designers in their creations, with a price cap of 100L per item, each item being new and exclusive to the event.
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2013 ‘Dans le Rose’ Breast Cancer Awareness Gown


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and for the third year in a row Montagne Noire is introducing a Special Edition gown, "Dans le Rose", a satin Victorian day gown with matching hat in pink, for just 100L!


In RL I'm a survivor of breast cancer. In 2010 I underwent a double mastectomy and chemotherapy, and completed radiation therapy in January 2011. I'm currently on medication therapy for ten years to prevent the cancer from returning.

I created this gown, and the previous special edition gowns for Breast Cancer Awareness Month (in October of each year), with the hope of spreading awareness about breast cancer to younger women in SL -- I was 42 when I was diagnosed, but have met many women who were diagnosed in their 20s and 30s.

So here is my PSA: if you are over 40, please get that annual mammogram. If you are under 40, you are never too young to start monthly self exams.

I thought breast cancer was something that could never happen to me, but I've come to realize that a diagnosis does not mean a death sentence either.… Read the rest

Our first mesh release: Le Voyageuse!


Montagne Noire presents its very first (partial) mesh outfit, "Le Voyageuse" (The Traveler), a Victorian/Edwardian wool traveling gown with matching hat and decaled suitcase, in SIX colors.




 Le Voyageuse was created with mesh, sculpted and flexi prim elements. Both the jacket and skirt are rigged mesh, and come in 5 standard sizes to best fit your avatar. Alpha mask layers are also provided for additional fit adjustments.




 Le Voyageuse is part of our new clothing line, "Belle Epoque" (Beautiful Era), dresses with fashion elements that reflect the changes in clothing styles between the late Victorian (roughly 1880-1900) and Edwardian eras (roughly 1900-1920). Wearing the skirt with the bustle, the ensemble is ideal for late Victorian era roleplay; wear the skirt without the bustle and you are instantly prepared to enter any Edwardian themed roleplay.




As a new release, this week this outfit is currently 50% off retail, just 125L, at our main store ONLY.… Read the rest

New! Le Debutante – Victorian satin bustle ball gown


Present yourself to "polite society" in this new Montagne Noire release, "Le Debutante," a formal satin Victorian bustle ball gown with matching feather hairpiece and pearl cameo choker.





The dress comes in the traditional debutante gown colors of pearl, ivory, and rose, and as a new release is currently on sale for 50% off at our main store in Caledon Oxbridge Village for 125L.

Le Debutante is mod/copy, allowing you to tailor the garment to your proportions, and was created with both standard and sculpted prims.



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New Steampunk gown @ A Clockwork Spiral


A Clockwork Spiral is now underway!

ACS is a shopping and music event featuring more than 35 steampunk/goth, dieselpunk/goth and dark Victoriana merchants to help raise money for the National Kidney Foundation.

As one of the co-sponsors, Montagne Noire has a BRAND NEW Victorian Steampunk gown available right now at the event.




Also at our location is a 10L "monster slippers" gacha machine, with 100% of proceeds going to the NKF.


A Clockwork Spiral is on now on the Cursed sim through Sunday, Sept. 22. Hope to see you there!



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New! Une Bonne Femme – Victorian satin dress & hat


Finally, a new gown from Montagne Noire!

"Une Bonne Femme" (A Good Woman), is a Victorian satin bustle day gown with matching hat.

The dress comes in onyx black, sapphire blue, topaz brown, emerald green, ruby red and amethyst purple, and is currently on sale for 50% off (just 125L!) at our main store in Caledon Oxbridge Village.









The turquoise version of this dress is Montagne Noire's Autumn 2013 Group Gift, available in store only.

Une Bonne Femme is mod/copy, allowing you to tailor the garment to your proportions, and was created with both standard and sculpted prims.



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FIFTH SL Rez Day 5L Sale on now!



Today, Dec. 20, I'm celebrating my FIFTH SL Rez Day, and to celebrate, Montagne Noire is hosting a special 5L sale now through Dec. 26 at our main store in Caledon Oxbridge Village.

A total of ONE HUNDRED items have been reduced throughout the store to 5L!

 No, I haven't gone off the deep end -- everything from women's, men's and children's Victorian and other role play clothing, to accessories to furnishings to holiday decor are featured in this sale -- gifts for yourself and gifts to give to your family and friends.

One of the 100 5L items you'll find at the shop through Dec. 26.

I just want to thank all my customers for their support over the last five years, especially during my treatment for breast cancer.

What a pleasure it has been to be a resident and content creator in SL for all this time. I am still in love with the place after five years. 

I hope you'll stop by and share in my celebration. Very Happy Holidays to you!



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LAST DAY of 25L Secret Sale + new 9L Xmas items


Today is the last day of Montagne Noire's four day "Secret Sale", and today's 9L Christmas decor item is two new Victorian Christmas stockings, which compliment the previous two we released this weekend -- one in red, one in green, 9L each!




Plus, here's a sneak peek at our Candy Cane 4 Hunt Gift, which starts Dec. 1st:


Does something looks familiar? That's because this fireplace set was designed to compliment our current Home For Christmas Hunt 1L giftie:





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New Christmas items – 9L each through Monday!


Well, now I've gone and done it, yesterday and today I decided to add some new Christmas decor items to the sale:




These are just 9L each through midnight on Cyber Monday (Nov. 26). Stay tuned for more 9L Cyber Monday goodies tomorrow!



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‘Secret’ 25L Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale!


To kick off the holiday season, Montagne Noire is hosting a special sale from "Black Friday" (Nov. 23 to "Cyber Monday" (Nov. 26) at our main store in Caledon Oxbridge Village.

A total of THIRTY items have been reduced throughout the store to 25L -- plus ONE additional item reduced to only 10L!

To narrow down your search, there are total 10 items on each of our three floors -- and somewhere on one of the floors is the coveted 10L item!

Items include everything from clothing to accessories to furnishings to holiday decor are featured in this sale -- gifts for yourself and gifts to give to your family and friends.

PLUS, the brand new Winter Spotlight sale features all 6 colors (emerald, ruby, amethyst, sapphire, onyx & topaz) of Merveilles d'Hiver at 50% off, for just 125L each:


Also, keep an eye out for the 1L 2012 Home For Christmas hunt gift -- located somewhere within the shop:



This plate of Christmas cookies and candy, accompanied by a goblet of milk, can be had for 9L this weekend:


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Unhinged: A Festival For Eku’s Head opens today!




Today the Unhinged: A Festival For Eku's Head opens today, of which I am one of many merchants honored and excited to be taking part in.

What is Unhinged, you ask? Well, it has to do with a very dear SL person named Eku Zhong. Eku is funny, kind and one of the truly creative talents in SL. She's also very ill.

One of her close friends tell the story better than I can, at the Unhinged SL site, set up specifically for the festival.

Today through Dec. 15, merchants are putting out special edition gatchas and other wares, with 75% to 100% of proceeds going directly to Eku's medical care fund.

Here's my little booth, and the items I've made and selected from my current catalog to help support the cause.



The skull theme of the festival prompted me to recolor my black fur skull slippers for inclusion in a gatcha machine (the bubble gum machine front and center of the booth).


The slippers are 10L each, with mod/transfer permissions so you can trade duplicates with your friends. The RARE set is of course, the one with white skulls.… Read the rest

Get your Pilgrim on!


Okay, I confess that updating this blog hasn't been at the top of my priorities list since returning full time to SL... for one thing, they changed the template on me, and because of my cognitive issues it takes forever for me to get used to changes like this.

Also, I've been concentrating on creating content, and getting ready for the holidays, which this week includes Thanksgiving.

Two new additions to Montagne Noire's role play clothing: "Le Pieux" (The Pious) and "Le Petit Pieux", two 17th century costume sets depicting the American Pilgrims, part of the reason why we celebrate Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday of November each year.




The Pilgrims arrived on America's shores in 1620, in the the small 100-foot ship the Mayflower, where they founded the colony of Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Legend has it that it was the native Wampanoag people who helped the Pilgrims survive the first winter in Plymouth, teaching them to fish and later grow corn in the spring.… Read the rest

September 2012 news: specials, sales & hunts!



I've taken a bit of a break over the summer to get my health back on track, but September is already gearing up to be a month full of new goodies, from hunt items to gachas and a 10L sale!

Both the Twisted Hunt and STEAM 7 Hunt are now underway at our main store in Caledon Oxbridge Village.

Our STEAM 7 hunt gift is an Airship Captain's desk set:


Our Fall 2012 TWISTED HUNT gift is "Veuve Noire" (Black Widow), a travel gown and suit set for Dark Victorian ladies and gents.


Plus, we have a *10L* TWISTED GACHA PRIZE tree in the east side of the shop which features five different sets of "Darkness" inspired black fur slippers:


What else? We have a NEW LUCKY BOARD featuring some fine Noire gowns of the past, and a few exclusives that can't be found anywhere else, including "Noire de Noel," pictured below! The Lucky Board is located in the east side of the shop.


Last but not least, I will be retiring a number of CLEARANCE items at the end of the month, including "La Vendeuse," (which also comes in sapphire and copper) so take advantage --- they are now reduced to ONLY 10L!… Read the rest

I’m back… and promoting One Voice



I've had to take a break from Second Life for a few months, in order to concentrate on getting my RL health back on track.

I was slowly easing my way back into my Second Life this month, when I heard about a disturbing situation regarding a copyright infringement dispute involving skin designer Gala Phoenix of Curio:

Curio's Gala Phoenix is currently in the midst of legal issues which have resulted in her content being removed from the grid, pending the outcome of her legal battle. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) process in Second Life requires that when there is legal action taken against your content, Linden Lab will remove it from the grid until a ruling is made. Gala's fellow content creators have come together to host a fundraiser to help with the substantial legal costs she will incur in contesting these baseless claims.

This fundraiser, One Voice, is currently underway on the Mesh sim, and runs through July 22.

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New "Novembre" 100L ball gown out now



Montagne Noire Clothiers presents "Novembre," a seasonally themed Victorian ball gown in copper leaf velvet and accented with autumn flowers and ribbons.


Each month MNC presents a specially designed ball gown corresponding to the month's holidays and seasonal inspirations, at the bargain price of 100L. Our "Decembre" gown is available now too!

I hope you enjoy this gown and have fun at the many Harvest and Thanksgiving balls and events that are planned around Second Life.



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"Le Peignoir" Victorian nightgown set now available



Montagne Noire Clothiers presents "Le Peignoir," a ladies robe jacket, nightgown and sleep cap set in pearl, ivory and onyx.




This peignoir set is appropriate for most 18th-20th century boudoir settings. The sleeveless chemise and pantaloons can be worn under most dresses (sans the lace sleeve cuffs).

The set also comes with a lightable candle holder, to help you see down dark hallways. Simply touch the candle and a glowing flame will light your way.

As a new release, "Le Peignoir" is 50% off regular price through next weekend, at our main store in Caledon Oxbridge Village (just 100L!)



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