Souled Out, Morphine, et al.

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Hello, lovely ones.  I’ve been busy both in RL and SL lately.  The marking period came to an end in RL, so I was busy grading; as for SL, it’s been hunts and fairs and festivals – oh my!  One cool outfit I found in a hunt is from Souled Out for the Mysteries of the Sea Hunt.  I know – not exactly a mermaid outfit, is it?  That’s why I had to nab it and show it to you!  The outfit consists of the mesh dress *and* the boots – what a bargain for only L$5!  And you have until April 10th to find it.  I also spent some time doing the Black Crowes Hunt (how could I resist?), and picked up the really nice choker (among other jewelry in the folder) at Adoness.  Cost?  L$10.  You have just until March 25th to grab the goodies in this hunt.

Souled Out Davy Jones 1

My next outing was to the Luck of the Irish Gacha Fair – soooooo much good stuff there!  I picked up the awesome wings from Arise and the nicely crafted legchain from Death Row Designs.  But I wasn’t finished shopping!  Of course not.  There’s always more to grab in SL, so next up was the Skin Fair.  Isn’t this skin from Morphine just lovely?  If you’re looking for a “normal” skin – for non-roleplayers, non-goths, etc., then my pictures here don’t do Morphine’s work justice because, believe me, the skin is gorgeous.  I’m wearing Morphine’s new-for-Skin Fair Ghail skin with the add-on lipstick.  I’m also wearing lovely eyes from Morphine as well, in my favorite color – pale grey.

Souled Out Davy Jones 2

Truth came out with new hair recently, and I had to have this one – I love it when Truth does unusual styles!  This is Maisy (in black, of course), worn with the included buns.  They are optional, however, if you’d rather not wear them (nice touch).  In the next pic, you can see the lovely blush on the Morphine skin.  Usually, I don’t like skins with blush added; I usually find they’re too “cute” for me, but Morphine does it right here – love it!  My awesome piercings are from the inimitable Haus of Darcy.  This is an older set called Provocation, which I love because there are little unholy crosses on the lip piercings.  Provocation comes with a chest piercing as well, which you’ll notice on my chest right below the Adoness choker.  If you’re new to HoD, be advised there are three floors of older piercings at reduced prices.  Trust me, you’ll find some real bargains there for the quality of these piercings.

Souled Out Davy Jones 3

Well, that’s about it.  For any worn items not mentioned, and for a landmark to my photo location, keep reading below!  Until next time, happy hunting, gathering, shopping, etc. *mwah*!

Details:

Dress and Boots – Souled Out – Davy Jones – Mysteries of the Sea Hunt prize

Piercings – HoD – Provocation Piercings (Parts 1 and 2) – Slide (including “infected” tattoo)

Skin – Morphine – Ghail – Pale – Smoky/Black Brown w/cleavage – Skin Fair Sim 2

Lipstick – Morphine – Ghail’s Lips (Burgundy Medium)

Eyes – Morphine – Trinity – Blind Eyes

Legchain – Death Row Designs (DRD)  – upper leg chain – Luck of the Irish Gacha Fair

Gloves – LouLou&Co – Crepuscule Gloves

Wings – Arise – Steam Wings – full opened – black – Luck of the Irish Gacha

Necklace – Adoness – the Crow Lady – Choker – black (Black Crowes Hunt)

Tattoo – RD Style – Tattoo Feathers and Birds (part of Sarah Dress – black)

Hair – Truth – Maisy – Black (with Buns)

Elf Ears – [Mandala] – Pierced Elf Ears Version 2 – Short

Photo location: Skye Neist Point

Carnivals and Hunts – Death Row Designs, Cog & Fleur, et al.

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I’ve been a busy little bee.  There are so many hunts and limited time events at the moment!  One event I hit several times was the Fantasy Gacha Carnival.  Oh my poor linden balance!  Those little machines are the devil!  But I managed to get a few items I really wanted – not all, sadly.  One vendor in particular had several items I wanted, and all were awesome.  Death Row Designs had these fantastic wings at the Gacha Carnival – fairy and mechanical wings (two types) in a zillion colors, plus some rare animated ones that you could wear in addition to the static wings.  The wings are no longer available at the Carnival, but you can find them at DRD’s mainstore (see LM under “details” below).

Cog & Fleur and DRD framed 1

These are DRD’s mechanical wings called Steam Wings Brass.  They are so beautifully detailed with the shading, chains, and rods.  I admit, I haven’t taken them off in days!  Another little item I got at the Fantasy Gacha Carnival is my little apple bracelet from Enfant Terrible – which is another new-to-me shop that I will be following with great interest.  My last worn item from the Gacha Carnival is from la petite morte – my black roses eyepatch.    If I go back to the Carnival, it will be for the rare version of this eyepatch, which I just must have!  I have an extra variety pack of the roses eyepatches, if anyone wants to trade.  I’ll even add some other things you may want in order to get the special version!  Any takers?? 🙂

Cog & Fleur and DRD framed 3

Here you can see the lovely wings, bracelet, and eyepatch better.  And my horns!  I love my Valentine’s themed new horns from Remarkable Oblivion.  They’re made from bundled arrows, some with red and white striped fletches, all interspersed with red hearts.  Amazingly creative work!  There’s another store that’s on my “must watch” list – Remarkable Oblivion – love it!  These horns, along with a non-Valentine’s themed pair, are available at this month’s FaMESHed.

I think my wild, spiky hair ties together this whole mish-mash of styles I have going on here.   I was so pleased to see this appear at the latest TDR Fusion from LoQ in a bunch of colors for one crazy, low price.  TDR Fusion rocks!  It also comes in a version for guys.  Nice!

Last but certainly not least, is my beautiful outfit from Cog & Fleur, which is their prize for A Gothic Romance Hunt – only L$1, people!  And the outfit includes the necklace and the boots!  Omg, I love Cog & Fleur!  Thank you for going the extra mile with your hunt prize!  Additionally, you will not be hunting for hours for the little red rose – it’s extremely easy to find!  The gold braid against the blood red fabric just make the whole outfit pop, and the textures are very well-done.  This is one of those hunt gifts that you will be pleased to keep in your inventory long after the hunt is over.  I will leave you with one final photo of the ensemble. Thanks for reading, and …

Cog & Fleur and DRD framed 4

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

Details:

Outfit with Boots and Necklace – Cog & Fleur – Tease Dark Hearts Outfit – for A Gothic Romance Hunt

Wings – Death Row Designs – Steamwings – Brass – now available at DRD mainstore

Horns – Remarkable Oblivion – Cherubim Horns – Cupid Red – available at FaMESHed

Bracelet – .Enfant Terrible. – Midsummer Dream Apple Bracelet mixed – available at the Fantasy Gacha Carnival

Eyepatch – .la petite morte. – eye patch – black roses – available at the Fantasy Gacha Carnival

Hair – LoQ – Grappa Pieva – White – available at TDR Fusion

Nails – Death Row Designs – Demon full black nails – part of Eternal Darkness creature legs set (rare gacha item)

Skin – Belleza – Ria Pale 2 Dk

Eyes by IKON

Photos taken on location at Trash.

^v^DRBC^v^ and Death Row Designs – Part 2

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As promised, in this post, I will show you another outfit from DRBC, along with another color of DRD’s Post Apocalyptic Nerdstomper Boots.  Now, apparently, I did not pay full price for this dress.  No, I got it for only L$100, and you can, too, if you hurry over to Suicide Dollz before it ends!

DRBC and DRD Sweet Tart Gazebo

This is DRBC’s Sweet Tart Lovedoll dress, which as I said, is available in this pattern, as well as five other patterns, for only L$100.  I love the mesh skirt on the dress.  I’ve bought other mesh outfits where the creator tried to make a short, flared skirt, and was not pleased at how it worked on my avi.  This one works great!  Honestly,  I loved every single pattern this dress came in, but I had to be frugal and just pick one – so hard (whines)!  As you can see, I’m wearing another color of DRD’s boots here – the Fire color.  You can also better see my fave new tattoo in this pic.  I picked up this Fly Away birds leg tattoo by My Cocaine at Fi*Friday for a great price.

drbc sweet tart bench

You may have noticed my skin is different in this post than the last one.  I had to return to my Belleza Ria Pale skin, available for a discounted price at the fabulous Collabor88 (previously blogged).    I also added some lovely jewelry by Violet Voltaire, which is still available on the Marketplace.  Well, that’s about it.  Hope you enjoyed!

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

Details:

Outfit – ^v^DRBC^v^ – Sweet Tart – Lovedoll Dress – available at Suicide Dollz  – hurry – ends soon!

Boots – Death Row Designs – Post Apocalyptic Nerdstomper Boots – Fire

Skin – Belleza – Ria Pale 2 Dark – available at Collabor88

Hair – LoQ – Bacardi – Black – available at The Dressing Room Fusion

Tattoo – Your Cocaine – Fly Away – available at Fi*Friday

Jewelry by Violet Voltaire – Cameo Gargoyle Necklace; Glitterati Bracecelt; Melancholy Earrings – available on the Marketplace

Eyes by IKON

Lashes by Beetlebones

^^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

Complete Avatars from Deathrow Designs – the DRD Dolls

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Death Row Designs‘ creator Jaimy Hancroft has been a busy little bee designing full avatars especially for Halloween, but really for any old time of the year since it’s SL.  The good news is that most come with a modifiable shape, skin, hair, eyes, an outfit, and shoes or boots for only L$300.  That’s a steal, my friends!  Take a look at just a few of the many choices DRD has for you.

The shape that comes with the Eve set is on the right here; my own shape is on the left.

This time, my own shape is on the right and the Harley shape is on the left. 🙂  Harley is my favorite, by the way.  Check out the razor blades tied onto her boots and her wild hair! 😀

That’s my shape on the left and the Plum Crazy shape on the right.  If you like the pouty faced, big hipped type of avatar, this one’s for you!

That’s my shape on the left and the Rosey shape on the right.  If you like a lot of junk in the trunk, this one’s for you!  All of the avatars shown here come with everything shown in the pics, except for Plum Crazy, which does not come with hair.  With that one I’m wearing one of ploom’s new styles – 5 More Minutes in the black tones.  This style is for FAIR at the Nest here.

So, if you’re looking for a change or just something different for Halloween, Deathrow Designs has you covered for a low price.  Also, DRD has a Halloween Photo Contest going on until October 30.  You have to show one of the full avatars (a/k/a DRD Dolls) in the pic, but the prizes are really nice – cash and store credits.  Finally, there’s a mini-hunt going on at DRD.  There are 24 gifts to find – 7 from Death Row and the rest from other merchants at the sim.  You have until October 31st to grab the goodies.  Oh, one last thing!  The DRD Dolls are 50% off for VIP group members.  The VIP group has a L$250 join fee, but if you love the Dolls, you can save some lindens by joining the VIP group first.

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

Number 500!

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Yep, I have reached a milestone in my blogging “career” – 500 posts!  And what better way to celebrate than to give Des a day off? 😉  So, here’s little Kat, bringing you a beautiful gothic lolita dress from a new to me store called Adoness.

I picked up this cutie at the Black Market for only L$100.  The Black Market is a monthly sale event that includes beaucoup fabulous designers, each offering two items – one for L$100, and one for L$40.  The designers run the gamut from horror, to dolly, to mainstream fashion, so there’s something for everyone.  As I said, I couldn’t pass up this pretty lolita dress.  I’ve added some pretty new skin called Farra and matching ears from [VoiD], some awesome hooves and bracelets from Death Row Designs, and some beautiful hair from Wasabi Pills.  The hair bow comes with the Adoness outfit, which is called LilaBellis, by the way.  If you like what you see, please visit the designers listed below!

Well, I still want to do something “special” for my 500th post, but I guess it will have to wait until later.  A retrospective of Des through the years would be nice, I think.  Let’s see if I can find the time to put that together!  Until next time…

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

Details:

Items marked with an * denote review copies.  Muchas gracias, merci beaucoup, and many thanks to the generous designers who support my acquisitive passion for SL fashion!

Dress – Adoness – LilaBellis – White – FTLO Black Market

Skin – [VoiD] – Farra – Hover – Pale – GenX II

Ears – [VoiD] – Dream Ears – Drooped – Pales*

Hair – /Wasabi Pills/ – Coco Mesh Hair – Ash*

Bangles (left) – Death Row Designs – Bangles (new!)*

Bangles (right) – Death Row Designs – Beaded Bracelets (new!)*

Hooves – Death Row Designs – Death Row Hooves*

Eyes – IKON – Utopia Eyes – Silver

Lashes by Beetlebones

In a Monochrome Mood – Draw Down Tops from ( r e d ) m i n t

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I have to admit – I really enjoyed photographing this outfit.  I found this beautiful art sim and played around with my Windlight settings – made so much easier with the latest update to the Firestorm viewer.  Ok, I’ll shut up and let you (I hope) enjoy some pics.

Oh yeah, my new computer is taking on SL like a pro!  To say that I am quite pleased with my new “rig” is a gross understatement.  Anyway, again, I’ll shut up and tell you instead about the outfit.  The top is new from ( r e d )m i n t – a sister of the recent Draw Up tops.  These instead are draw down.  They come with the attached prim pastie to cover your nipple, or without it in case you want to show it off.  It comes in lots of colors, but I was in a monochrome mood because I wanted to wear these gorgeous mesh pants from Vita’s Boudoir.  The textures are just exquisite, and naturally they fit beautifully.  They’re not new, but they’re new to me and still worth grabbing, for sure.  The bracelets are new from +:+WTG+:+ and they feature dragons.  I am just in love with the jewelry from +:+WTG+:+, in case you haven’t noticed.  I used to sing the praises of perturb/ation, but as far as I can ascertain, they’ve gone dormant.  The designs from +:+WTG+:+ are just as awesome and similar in style.  Yes, we need more awesome, goth style jewelry in SL!   I’m also wearing my Lolapop choker (previously blogged) that’s available for Horror Haute at a special price.  The hair is from Analog Dog – I love AD’s ultra curly styles.  To me, AD is the “go to” place when I want long, very kinky hair like this.  This style is one of the more recent ones that I picked up when I visited earlier this week.  Love it!  Did you notice my blue boots?  I thought they added a little visual interest anyway.  They’re a preview of the hunt gift from Death Row Designs for the Sanity Falls Hunt.  I can’t wait for this hunt to start on April 1st.  According to the organizers, MadPea Productions, the hunt will be a story with graphics, scripting, and twists unlike any ever seen in SL before.  Hunters will need to purchase a HUD for L$100, and there will be 50 stores in all.  Once the player has completed the game (meaning that they have found everything needed)  they will receive bonus prizes as well.  Sounds like fun!

You can see the gorgeous +:+WTG+:+ bracelet with the dragon entwined around my wrist in this shot.  You can also see my pretty HoD Corona Radiata piercings, again – available at a great price for Horror Haute until the 31st.  Oh, my tattoos – I almost forgot!  They’re not new either; I just searched Para Designs in my inventory and tried on the myriad of designs I have purchased until I was satisfied with this one.  I liked how the swirls on the tattoo mimicked the swirls in the design of the pants. 🙂  Ok.  One more shot.  If you want to see more (coz I went overboard taking pics here), you can go to my flickr page.

In case you’re wondering, these pics were shot at a sim called the Dark Side – an art installation.  If you click this link, you will tp to that telephone pole in the previous pictures. 🙂

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

Details:

Items marked with an * denote review copies.  Muchas gracias, merci beaucoup, and many thanks to the generous designers who support my acquisitive passion for SL fashion!

Top – ( r e d ) m i n t – DrawDown top No. 05 (black)

Pants – Vita’s Boudoir – Macabre Black Denim (mesh)

Hair – Analog Dog – Sine – Goth Black

Skin – Glam Affair – Linn – Darkness D – TDR

Eyeliner – Virtual/Insanity – Cleo Liner – Dark Night

Lipstick – Fishy Strawberry – Makeup – Allure – Faded Lipstick Deep Red – TDR

Bangles – +:+WTG+:+ – Dragon Fes Bangles I (left) and II (right)

Piercings – HoD – Corona Radiata – Prt. 1 F – Silver Lining

Tattoos – Para Designs – Elegance Tattoo

Boots – Death Row Designs – Sanity Falls Boots Hunt Gift

Choker – Lolapop! – Tortured Love Choker