^^DRBC^^ and Deathrow Designs (DRD) – Part 1

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I have a new favorite store.  It goes by ^v^DRBC^v^, which stands for Death Rocker Betty Crocker.  The name alone is awesome.  Once I wandered around inside, I liked the store even more.  While it is not a huge store, what it does have is quite inventive and fun, and of course, very punky goth/lolita.  I ran over there this past week because a really cute dress was on sale for Woeful Wednesday.  While there, I had to grab up a few more items.  Good news for everyone – the item I paid full price for is now on sale, so you guys can get it cheaper than I did. 🙂

The first item is the Sweet Tart Lovesick dress in the “b movie” print.  Sweet Tart is actually the name of a somewhat softer, less grungy line of clothing at DRBC.  It comes in various other prints, but this is the one that was on special for Woeful Wednesdays last week, and it was my fave anyway!  It gives you a good idea of the inventive apparel at DRBC.  I love that there’s a little embellishment of black flowers on the right strap, and the print is nicely done.  As usual, it comes in various mesh sizes, sure to fit any avatar.

DRBC Sweet Tart Love Sick b Movie 1

I’m also wearing some rather new boots from Death Row Designs – the Postapocalyptic Nerdstompers in Coal.  Jaimy Hancroft of DRD does great grunge boots – they always have various doo-dads and junk added to them to go with the theme.  These have various computer cords and wires wrapped around them – very cool.  They also come in several sizes to better fit your feet and legs.  They are available in several colors, this being the coal (black) color.  If you want to see them closer, just click to enlarge the photo below.

DRD Postapocalyptic Nerdstompers Coal

Here’s my obligatory closeup to better show my purty, gothy skin, and the detail on the bodice of the dress.

DRBC Sweet Tart Lovesick b Movie 2

So, my skin is a new group gift from Essences called Emma.  It’s nice and dramatic, and the group was free to join when I did a few days ago.  My hair is from Loq, the Bacardi hair that is available at The Dressing Room Fusion – you get a fatpack with lots and lots of colors for only L$70.  A bargain!  My raven necklace is another item at TDR Fusion, this time from [glow] studio.  I have a serious real life fascination with crows, so I have an inventory full of raven and crow themed items in SL.  I had to add this necklace to the collection, and the price was certainly right!  Don’t you just love TDR?  Such great designers, and such great prices.  I hope they never stop!

Well, I’m realizing now that this post is pretty long already, and I still have another DRBC outfit to show you!  So, I’m gonna make this part one, and do a separate post on the second outfit.  So, until just a little later,

Happy hunting, gathering, shopping, etc. *mwah*!

Details:

Dress – ^V^DRBC^V^– Sweet Tart – Lovesick Dress – b movie

Boots – Death Row Designs – Postapocalyptic Nerdstompers – Coal

Skin – Essences – Emma – Gift – doux “brown”

Hair – LoQ – Bacardi – Black – available at TDR Fusion

Necklace – [glow] studio – Bird Necklace Raven – available at TDR Fusion

Leg Tattoo – Your Cocaine – Fly Away – birds – available at Fi*Fridays (not shown in pics, but really nice!)

Bracelets and Earrings by LouLou&Co – French Kiss and Nevermore; Hesperide – White and Black

Garter – LouLou&Co – Crepuscule V.1

Eyes by IKON

Lashes by Beetlebones

Malfean Visions – Gogo

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I enjoy the monthly 25 for 25 Hunt.  There are usually pics on the hunt’s website of the prizes offered (see warning at the end of the post),  the items are not impossible to find, and the price is L$25 – pretty reasonable.  The hunt prize from Malfean Visions (:{MV}:) this round is a cute outfit that includes legwarmer boots.  Check it out.

MV Gogo for 25 for 25 comp

MV is one of my fave stores coz Loki has excellent weekly sales (usually on weekends), and she participates in sales events and hunts often, so it’s always possible to get something on sale.  Not to mention, her texturing and sculpting skills are top-notch.  I hope my pics do her work justice; I decided to practice my green screen removal techniques, so we have a rather vanilla three pic comp here.

Let’s see, what else am I wearing?  My skin is from Belleza – the Ria skin available for a special price at Collabor88.  Naturally, I picked the most dramatic makeup option. My hair is the newest release from Magika called Many.  I’m so happy Ms. Gully is still creating hair – she’s such a pro.  My jewelry is not new; you can see the particulars in the credits below.

Now, the warning.  Anyone who reads my blog knows I’m not a drama queen.  Since I am, in a way, promoting the 25 for 25 Hunt in this blog today, I feel compelled to let you know that the hunt pic for BSD Design Studio is *not* the prize you are buying for L$25.  No, it is simply the *location* of the hunt item.  Imagine my disappointment when I opened the box, thinking I was getting a really amazing pair of shoes for a measly L$25, and I find instead a little purse.  I never wear purses in SL.  Meh.  Deleted.  L$25 down the drain.  You are hereby warned. 🙂  (By the way, I’m not alleging any intentional attempt to deceive by anyone; most likely, it was an honest mistake.  See?  Not a drama queen, just a fan of truth in advertising.)

Until next time, happy hunting, gathering, shopping, etc. *mwah*!

Details:

Outfit with Legwarmer Boots – Malfean Visions (:{MV}:) – Gogo Outfit

Skin – Belleza – Ria Pale 2 Dk – at Collabor88

Hair – Magika – Many

Earrings – Sn@tch – Legion Jewelry Set

Bracelet – LouLou&Co – Asteroid – Red

Eyes by IKON

Lashes by Beetlebones

Lolapop and Yummy New Curio!

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Oh my goodness, as I’m sure everyone knows, Curio has finally released new skins.  My very first skin purchase in SL, way back in 2008, was from Curio, so I definitely have a soft spot for Gala Phoenix’s work.  The new skins don’t disappoint; I just had to shell out a few lindens to get Nadia, the skin specifically made for dark-haired girls like me.  Of course, I chose the gothest of the makeups – no. 2.  Look, I did a composite….

Lolapop and Curio compSuch a sweet and innocent face!  But what a sexy and dangerous outfit!  The outfit is new from Lolapop, which I usually think of as a jewelry designer.  Obviously, Lola can also make very sexy mesh clothing, too!  The Flirting with Danger outfit comes with the black, double-slit skirt, and your choice of three spiky corsets – red (shown), black, and purple.  It comes in lots of sizes, including sizes for girls with larger breasts (although not for mesh breasts).  The collar is not part of the outfit.  It’s from redMint, which awhile back released some posture collars in a myriad of styles, including RLV enabled.  The collars also come with a HUD to change the color of the collar, as well as the metal parts, and you can even choose to change your avi’s posture (even with an AO on) to  reflect the collar’s effects.  Pretty cool, no?  My hair is from Sadistic Hacker, one of my favorite hair designers for edgy styles.  This one is called Nagi and is unisex; it comes in several bang styles, and if you like buying single hair colors, the price is so reasonable.  The earrings are part of the Legion set by Sn@tch, which was on sale for Woeful Wednesday.  If you like, you may find that it’s still on sale; if so, it will be right in the front of the store.  It also comes with a matching necklace (not worn).   Is there anything Ivey cannot make beautifully?   Finally, my lovely boots are an old favorite of mine from Lapointe & Bastchild – the sexy Elise ankle boots.

Hope you were entertained by my efforts!  Happy hunting, gathering, shopping, etc. *mwah*!

Details:

Outfit – Lolapop – Flirting with Danger Outfit – Amor top**

Skin – Curio – Pearl – Nadia – Makeup 2 – Black]

Hair – Sadistic Hacker – Nagi Hair (Long Bangs/Black)

Earrings  – Sn@tch – Legion Jewelry Set

Posture Collar – (red)Mint – Posture V-Collar (Women) No. 01**

Eyes – IKON – Spectral Eyes – Wight

Arm Tattoos – CoLLisions – Hysasynth

Back  Tattoos – Para Designs – Eternal

Chest Tattoos – Para Designs – Love Birds

Bracelet – LouLou&Co – Asteroid – Red

Mesh Lashes by Beetlebones

**Review copies – thank you to the wonderful designers for supporting my blog!

Sn@tch for TDR Fusion

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I just love Ivey Deschanel of Sn@tch, and I am so happy that she is still with SL, and still a prodigiously prolific designer with new releases every week.  I really admire her work ethic!  Sn@tch is a guest designer at TDR (The Dressing Room) Fusion this go-around, and I can’t be more pleased.  Here’s the sexy, yet classy, outfit she designed for us.

snatch for tdr fusion_002

Socialite is available in three different color combinations, each for an insanely low price.  This is the teal and charcoal combo, which I chose because I needed a little color mix-up from my usual reds, blacks, and whites (oh, and pink, of course).  You get the sexy mesh halter top with the add-on brooch, which is color change via click.  And of course you get the slimming, quilted fabric pencil skirt.

snatch for tdr fusion_003

I also love my new boots! I picked these up at SL Fashion Week; they’re by PopTart and come in two heel types – platform and combat – and with or without the cool wings. All types are sold separately.  Obligatory close up time!

snatch for tdr fusion_004Let’s see; what else am I wearing?  The cuffs are by deviousMind and are available at OMGacha – I love them so much, I couldn’t stop clicking “pay” to try to get all the colors!  Darn gacha machines!  My horns are another OMGacha item, this time from Tabou Iresistible.  That’s another gacha machine I couldn’t stop playing.  Love those little horns!  Finally, my earrings were free at Sn@tch’s Fishing Pond.  Ivey has generously put 25 boxes containing boots, jewelry, dresses, skirts, and tops in the pond, and all you have to do is fish them out – absolutely free (no bait required).  I wanted to show you some of the fishing prizes, but I’m not sure if I’ll have the time to do another post soon.  Christmas break is officially over and RL work calls!

Well, hope you enjoyed, and happy hunting, gathering, shopping, etc. *mwah*!

Details:

Skirt and Top with Brooch – Sn@tch for TDR Fusion – Socialite – Charcoal and Teal

Boots – (PopTart) for SL Fashion Week – Platform Chunk Boots  (Black) Wings

Cuffs – deviousMind for OMGacha – Lolita Wristwraps – Storm

Earrings – Sn@tch – Crystal Gypsy Earrings – Fishing prize (no. 3)

Horns – Tabou Iresistible for OMGacha – Brown/White Horns Belted

Hair – LeLutka – Evilly hair – CoalMine (previously blogged)

Skin – Belleza – Mya Pale Xmas Gift

Lashes – Beetlebones – Mesh Lashes V.01 (Starstruck black)

Eyes – IKON – Spectral Eyes -Wight

Photos taken at LC’s World of Fashion – Free Public Photo Studio

No. 512 – The Little Bat

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Hey, there.  Tonight I want to show you a gorgeous outfit I picked up from the Little Bat.  I wish I could remember exactly where I picked it up, but I’m sure it’s available at the mainstore.  (I probably got it at Gothmas by Gaslight.)

TLB Ginny 2

I am completely in love with this outfit!  It fits like a dream, and I barely needed to modify my shape.  Even better, the medium size fits me.  This is important to me because my avi is not large – not at all.  She’s fairly short and very thin.  It boggles my mind why I usually have to wear the large size of mesh outfits.  Anyway…. the outfit consists of a long, low riding mesh skirt, a corset, and mesh sleeves that create a sort of tiny jacket that just covers your shoulders and arms.  Love it!  The textures are incredibly yummy, too.  Drusilla Dethly is definitely on my watch list!

TLB Ginny 1My hair is from Dura (not new, I think, but new to me).  I love the asymmetrical bangs.  My shoes are the sames ones I wore in my last post – also from the Little Bat – and my nails and rings are an older item from +:+WTG+:+, who does amazing work with jewelry.

And now, the obligatory closeup…

TLB Ginny 5

You can really see the beauty of the corset’s textures here.  Damn, that’s nice!  These photos were taken at the Golden Thread art installation on the Miamai sim.  Well, thanks for reading, and happy hunting, gathering, shopping, etc. *mwah*!

Details:

Outfit – The Little Bat – Ginny – Cherry

Shoes – The Little Bat – Muertos Heels (with HUD)

Hair – Dura – Boys & Girls 49 – Black

Jeweled Nails – +:+WTG+:+ – **F+@DR** Jeweled Nails

Earrings – +:+WTG+:+ – Ribbon Classic

Skin – Belleza – Mya Pale Xmas Gift

Lashes – Beetlebones – Mesh Lashes V.01 – Starstruck Black

Eyes – IKON – Spectral Eyes – Wight

Violent Seduction – Criminal and Royal Star

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It’s no secret that I’m a long-time fan of Violent Seduction.  I thank the stars above that Iki is still in SL and still designing beautiful outfits for my little avi.  So, without further ado, here are two outfits that I picked up at Gothmas by Gaslight recently.  One is new for Gothmas (I believe) and the other is new to me (coz I was away for awhile).

This is the newest outfit, Royal Star, which I purchased in the black version.  It also comes in several other lovely shades. It’s a mesh outfit, which comes in several sizes.  The dress comes with the cute little hat and ribbed tights, as well.  I’m once again wearing one of the lovely Belleza group gifts for Christmas – Mya – Pale.  I’ve added a blackish lipstick, however.  My hair and horns are from Lelutka – a fun little mesh style called Evilly in the Coalmine shade.  Yummy!  By the way, the horns are an add-on; you can wear the hair without them.

Violent Seduction Royal Star full 2

Violent Seduction Royal Star cu

While I was at Gothmas by Gaslight, shopping at Violent Seduction, I noticed this gorgeous outfit that I had missed while I was away – Criminal – which, again, I bought in the black version.  It comes with lots of pieces – the little bow with caged veil, caged collar, the caged skirt, a transparent over skirt, the under skirt, and then a choice of sleeved or sleeveless tops, and a mesh corset.  I had to fatten up my avi a little bit to make the corset fit best, but happily my avi is mod.  My little updo hairstyle is by adoness, and my earrings and bracelet are one of my favorite jewelry sets – Schadenfreude’s Electro Cute Skull set.  Finally my shoes (worn with both outfits) are from the Little Bat – the Muertos Heels, which are color-change via HUD.  They are quite reasonably priced, too.

Violent Seduction Criminal full

And here’s a closeup. 🙂  The top seems a bit out of focus; not sure why this happened.  I probably should have cleared my cache or something.  Apologies. :/

Violent Seduction Criminal closeup

Thanks for reading, and happy hunting, gathering, shopping, etc. *mwah*!

Details:

No. 1:

Dress with hat – Violent Seduction – Royal Star (Black) at Gothmas by Gaslight

Skin – Belleza – Mya Pale Xmas Gift

Lipstick – [Void] – Frost Fae – Lips – Black (part of group gift)

Shoes – The Little Bat – Muertos Heels (with HUD)

Lashes – Beetlebones – Mesh Lashes V.01 (Starstruck Black) (old)

Hair – Lelutka – Evilly hair – CoalMine with Horns

Eyes – IKON – Spectral Eyes (mesh) – Wight (at FaMESHed)

No. 2:

Dress – Violent Seduction – Criminal – Monochrome

Jewelry – Schadenfreude – Electro-Cute Skull Jewelry

Hair – adoness – Auralee – Pitch Black

Bubblez Designs – Kyo

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Man, my Gimping skills have gotten seriously noobish.  I played around with some shots I took of Bubblez Designs’ newest outfit, tried to make a cute composite, and this is what I ended up with….

BB Kyo

Apologies to all.  I promise to work harder on recovering what little skills I possessed a few years ago. But I do like the outfit and hope you do, too.  It comes with almost everything seen here – the little horns, mesh dress (quite revealing on the sides), pitchfork, and boots.  I added some leggings I found in my inventory, as well as some pasties to hide the nips a bit.  I’m also wearing one of three Christmas gift skins for Belleza group members – Mya is my favorite!  Such a generous gift!  You get three separate skins in a gazillion tones, all with black, blonde, or red brows.  My hair is one of ploom’s latest – one of the specially priced daily deals during the holidays, and finally, I’m wearing some lovely new IKON mesh eyes.  The instructions for fitting were a bit complicated, so I’m not sure if I’m wearing them correctly, but they look fine to me.

Thanks for reading, and happy hunting, gathering, shopping, etc. *mwah*!

Credits:

Outfit (including parts described above) – Bubblez Designs – Kyo Outfit

Hair – ploom – Josefine (streaks) – Monotone

Skin – Belleza – Mya Pale Xmas Gift

Eyes – IKON – Spectral Eyes – Wight (mesh)

Joyeux Noel!

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I thought I’d do a quick “Merry Christmas” post showing what I’ve been wearing for the last week.  I loved the outfit so much, I didn’t want to take it off, even though I picked up about a bazillion new things in the meantime.  Yeah, I guess I’m back to my old SL self. lol

Hello, Mr. Reindeer

I spent some time at Gothmas by Gaslight, which I found incredibly lovely.  I walked all around, enjoying the atmosphere, and picking up a few items that I hope to eventually blog about.  That way, at least, I’ll have some justification for the purchases. 😉

Anyway, here’s a closeup I took at the Inspiration Point Christmas Hunt before I actually started hunting.  That was a hoot, by the way.  I easily found all the little gifts by hovering in the air and camming in on the little Christmas trees.  It’s easier to read the map when you’re way up in the air, looking down on the sim.

Gothmas 2013 2

The dress is the hunt gift from Kastle Rock Kouture for the Candy Cane 5 Hunt.  Gorgeous Dress!  Love it soooo much!  Thank you, Kastle Rock!  The hair with attached crown is by Analog Dog from the Arcade gatcha event – I lucked out and got the one with the red crown – yes!  The horns were also from the Candy Cane 5 Hunt from Goth1c0.  The gorgeous skin is the Fifty Linden Friday skin from Belleza that was available last Friday.  Yummy!  All in all, a fun look for the Christmas season, which as you know is not officially finished until January 6. 🙂

Thanks for reading!  Happy hunting, gathering, shopping, etc. Mwah!

Credits:

Dress – Kastle Rock – Julia Gown – Candy Cane 5 Hunt

Horns – Goth1c0 – Candy Cane Horns in red – Candy Cane 5 Hunt

Hair – analog dog – The Arcade – Queen of the Month

Skin – Belleza – Holly Skin – FLF Holly Skin

Necklace – G*Field – Gemstone Jewelry – Iris fringe (old)

Candy Cane mouthie – from Digital Knickers – Candy Cane Cutie Outfit (old)

Hey, remember me?

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It’s Desiree!  I went away for a long time.  It’s been over a year since I blogged; and I was away from SL for most of that time as well.  But I had some free time over the recent holiday and decided to try SL again.  Naturally, it didn’t take long for me to start shopping those sales, and going on the many hunts that are occurring now.  And, naturally, this post, this “look” will be somewhat outdated already.  I’ll never be one to post pics that are brand new, at least not consistently.  Anyway, here’s what I’ve been wearing for the last few days while I flew around the grid.

Katatonik Metal Corset Dress White 2

And here’s one of my obligatory close-ups.  I’m ready, Mr. DeMille.

Katatonik metal corset dress white

I hope I entertained you for a few seconds.  I may be back soon  – or maybe not.  Who knows?  Here are the credits in case you’re interested…

Happy hunting, gathering, shopping, etc. *mwah*!

Credits:

Dress – katat0nik – Metal Corset Dress – Gunmetal-white (from C0llabor88 November)

Hair – little bones – Grotesque – Onyx (new! at Chapter Four)

Tights – GField – Rose Lace Leggings Set – white

Horns – Malfean Visions – Arcadian (old Twisted Hunt item)

Skin – Pink Fuel – Alyx – Pearl – Static (old Bakesale Pre-Release)

Collar – Dark Water Designs  – Holiday Poinsettia Collar (from the Wash’s Black Event)

Eyes – Ikon – Utiopia Eyes – Pale Silver

G*Field Halloween Goodies

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Every year I enjoy seeing what G*Field has for free and cheap for Halloween.  This year didn’t disappoint.  A very cute, very well-made mesh dress with coordinating batty stockings, as well as a new pair of boots discounted for Halloween.  I love them both!

The dress is called Vivian and the boots are the Will boots in a Halloween version.  As I said, the dress is free, but the boots are not.  They are highly discounted though and well-worth the small fee.  I have to say though that the hair really makes this outfit “pop” for me.  The hair is from DECO (yep, DECO made hair!) and is a mesh style called appropriately “Curly Mess” which is currently available for a great price at Collabor88.  This is my favorite color, the black.  I’m also wearing a Halloween gift from Kosh called the Pavouk Necklace.  The earrings are from Virtual/Insanity and called Mirror Mirror.  I love the shininess on the balls.  They look like orange apples to me, but I don’t care coz I love them whatever they are!  Oh, my ciggie is also from Virtual/Insanity – the Lucky Stroke Ciggies.  They come in solid and polka dot versions, both smoked and unsmoked.  I’m wearing the unsmoked coz I’m trying to quit ;).  My skin is new from Pink Fuel (oh goodness, I love Mochi’s skins!) and is available at the Costume Ball event.  This is the Femme Fatale skin in the Ivory tone, but it comes in three other tones – Peach, Vanilla, and Java.  I’ve enhanced it once again with the free Halloween facial tattoo from the new store Musa.  If you’re going to grab the outfit from G*Field, Musa is nearby on the same sim.  Well, until next time…

Happy hunting, gathering, shopping, etc. *mwah*!