I attended the opening of The Loft's new sim last night - and I was like a giddy schoolgirl in the hours leading up to it. :) As I expected, it was beautiful. The shop is centered around a gorgeous courtyard; there's a lot of empty space right now, but I'm sure that will be filled up soon enough. Check out the shadows from the trees - I love that!
The party was nice - The Loft folks had set up one of the empty spaces with a dance floor, tables, and a stage for the live performers. Phemie Alcott started the night with an impressive acoustic set - she did a soft acoustic cover of Umbrella by Rihanna which was just beautiful. Next up to the mic was Kafka Dinzeo who took us through a pounding set of live rap mixes, including one he made just for The Loft which was really fun. It was great to finally meet Colleen Desmoulins and Bethany Heart in person; Kingston Augustus, the third designer, was not in attendance.
I did wander around, of course, but I didn't take a ton of pictures because I want you to go there and see it for yourself. Yes, you, dear reader! There were two new sets displayed that looked awesome:
AND there were pre-fabs, which is what I was most excited about. There are three displayed on the perimeter of the sim, and they're all fantastic. My parting words, as I said my goodbyes and gave my thanks for the invite, were "Colleen, I'm going to marry all three of your prefabs." I am. Seriously. You have to go see them -- the details and the depth we know from The Loft's furniture is all over these houses. The little details, the awesome textures - gorgeous. Here are exterior shots, just as a tease! From left to right, the Pusa Hilton, the Hattan Skybox, and The Bago: