The Show Must Go On

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The show must go on
The show must go on
Outside the dawn is breaking
On the stage that holds
Our final destiny
The show must go on
The show must go on

Serafilms’ latest movie-inspired event is in progress, focusing this time on Moulin Rouge.  If you haven’t been yet, go soon because the event ends on March 31, and the offerings are awesome.

Razor Rouge 2

I never thought I’d want a mesh booty.  I find the ginormous butts and hips running around the grid simply cartoonish, and I prefer realism in SL.  Then I discovered that not only did Luck, Inc. make the “phat azz” but also the “cute azz.”  I tried the demo, and I was sold.  Honestly, I’m looking at my avi’s butt when I’m walking around shopping, so why not have a nice one? lol  The lovely skin I’m wearing, once again from Lumae and available at the Skin Fair, has an azz applier, so it was wonderful putting it all together.  I picked up my outfit at the aforementioned Moulin Rouge event – this is the Rouge outfit from Razor.  It has both regular pieces as well as appliers for the azzes (is that a word?) and lolas.  I’m wearing the applier on my cute azz, but my boobs are still plain old vanilla SL default.  I think the outfit is beautiful in its simplicity.  By the way, the outfit is black, but with all the atmospheric shaders on, the light gave it a purple glow, which I liked. 🙂

Razor Rouge 1

I’m also wearing my new SLink hands (yep, I succombed to that, too).  They really are beautiful, and even I agree that the default avatar hands are hideous.  I’m wearing the elegant style and I’ve applied some beautiful ZOZ nail polish.  My necklace is a gacha item from Lolapop called Blood Moon in the blood color.  Nice!  I also picked up the strange, spindly wings at the Luck of the Irish Gacha Fair from UtopiaH.  Finally my hair is from ploom, the sort of slutty Bambi hair that I picked up at Whore Couture Fair recently.  It comes in “normal” colors, too, and I have no idea why I felt the need to buy the pastel pack.  But, I hope it works here.  Closeup time!

Razor Rouge 3

 

I’m such a lazy blogger, really. Look at that ridiculous golden rope hanging behind my ear!  I really should have gone back and taken another closeup shot sans rope.  (sorry, folks).  But anyway, you can see my pretty HoD piercings in that cool red color, as well as Lolapop’s pretty choker with the bats and shiny silver crown, etc.

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

Credits:

Outfit – Razor – Rouge Outfit – at Serafilms – Moulin Rouge

Skin – Lumae – Una – 1 – Icing/Delicious – available at Skin Fair Sim 1

Piercing – HoD – Eradication – Yakuza Red

Ears – [Mandala] – Pierced Elf Ears Version 2

Wings – UtopiaH – The Other Wings Ruby – Luck of the Irish Gacha Fair

Hair – ploom – Bambi – Pastels – Whore Couture Fair

Necklace – Lolapop – Blood Moon Necklace Gacha – Blood – Witching Hour Gacha (ended)

Weapon – Obscure – Assasins Holter – Colt Silver – Luck of the Irish Gacha Fair

Boots – Drakke – Strapped Ankle Boots (old)

Butt – Luck, Inc. – Cute Azz

Hands – SLink – Avatar Enhancement Hands – Elegant

Nail Polish Applier – ZOZ – Elegant Black Polish

Eyes – Ikon

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BlakOpal – Scandalous Pirates and Ethereal Elves

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Blak Opal, that wonderful old (by SL standards) store known for Victorian and pirate attire has two new releases – one a lovely gown (which I have “elved up”) and the other a sexy pirate outfit.  So, let’s get started!

This is the Scandalous Pirate outfit.  What makes it scandalous, you ask?  Well, it doesn’t come with panties for one thing. 😀  And I guess that open jacket with no undershirt is kind of scandalous.  It comes with two tattoos – one on the chest and one on the arms.  I don’t normally use Viewer 2, so I couldn’t wear them both at the same time.  Without the jacket, the chest tattoo pretty much covers most of your naughty bits, so it’s pretty sexy.  I should have shown you that, huh? (sheep face)  It comes with the sexy fishnets, a tattered wisp of a skirt, the sash, and the coat tails.  The jacket/coat has lots of prim parts, like puffy sleeves, upper and lower bands, and a prim collar.  The boots are not very pirate-y, I know, but I wanted to wear these gorgeous shiny red ankle boots I won in the Midnight Mania at Drakke recently.  I love how the heels of Drakke’s boots are such a pretty silver metallic.  My pictures don’t really do them justice.  Did you notice I’m wearing two different makeups in these pics?  The red-striped makeup is Violent Seduction’s Still Doll in the Healer makeup.  The other is Still Doll bare with a new makeup tattoo from Nomine.  Yes, Munch is back!  She’s got a ton of new releases and a total rebuild of her sim/store, too!  Plus, the lucky chairs are freshly loaded with items – you gotta go!   I’ll try to show you more of Munch’s new stuff soon, but in the meantime, this makeup tattoo works really well with Violent Seduction’s skins.  I remember posting once that Munch should really do makeup tattoos because her eye makeup and lipsticks are just divine.   Well, I take no credit for her decision to do these, but I am thrilled anyway. This makeup is from the Papillon Babylon set and features very dramatic eye makeup and luscious red lips.  Here, take a closer look.

Yum, no?!  I’m also loving my Scribble ears which are so easy to match to any skin tone using the “show color under cursor” feature.  Oh, by the way, are you looking for avatar physics presets?  Well, BlakOpal has a set for free which includes one for men (hmmm, wonders what that would look like!), a bouncy preset, a soft preset, and a corseted preset.  The physics feature is so much fun to watch.  It really makes one’s avatar come alive in a whole new way.

As I mentioned, BlakOpal also has a new gown that doubles as a mini dress.  It comes in blue, black, red, and the color I’ll show you – white.

Coraline is quite sexy with the open bodice that magically stays put without straps of any kind. 😉  It comes with the pretty prim silver belt and the gartered stockings.  I’m wearing some vintage lace jewelry I picked up at League during Fifty Linden Friday – both as a necklace and as bracelets.  The shoes are so darned cute – they’re from Dilly Dolls and were released at the Shoe Fair recently (while I was busy busy busy in RL and couldn’t blog them). They’re color change – the shoe, the strap, and the little ruffle on the front, independently.  Endless combinations are possible.  I never wear flats, but these are just lovely!  Do you like my attempt at fancy photography?  This was done using a background from Props n Poses (PnP), which recently gave a huge box of backgrounds and poses to group members.  I also did a little GIMP magic and voila.  I’m fairly pleased with the result (remember, I have no artistic talent!)  Want to see more options for Coraline?

The gown features a very long train that flows behind you perfectly.  The gown comes in several pieces, including leg prims, to give it that full look.  So lovely!  The skin is from ploom – the lovely Maia in the blush makeup, which I love so much.  Here’s a closeup.

So sweet!  What a completely different look, no?  You can also see the pretty lace jewelry from League better here.  I honestly was wondering what I’d ever wear the lace jewelry with after I’d bought it.  I’m quite happy with these results. 🙂   I took a few more pics of this outfit all fancy-like, so I’ll add them to my underused Flickr page.  Go see ’em here if you’re interested.  Until next time…

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

Details:

Items marked with * denote review items.

Merci beaucoup, muchas gracias, and many thanks to the wonderful designers!

No. 1:

Outfit – BlakOpal – Scandalous Pirate Outfit Black *

Hair – Exile – Asa – Raven

Skin – Violent Seduction – Still Doll – Base*

Makeup – Nomine – Papillon Makeup – Babylon – Red

Skin 2 – Violent Seduction – Still Doll – Healer*

Boots – Drakke! – Dakota Slouch Boots – Dark Red (Midnight Mania!)

Lashes – [glow] studio – Clean Thick 04 – TDR

Eyes – Fashism – Sunrise Eyes – Pale Grey

Ears – Scribble – Pointy Ears Long (Recolor Light)

No. 2:

Dress – BlakOpal – Coraline – White*

Shoes – Dilly Dolls – Laurel Flats – Light*

Jewelry – League – Antique Lace Jewelry Set

Skin – ploom – Maia – Cream BR Blush*

Hair – Exile – Asa – Roots – Frost

Catching up and Keeping up with Blue Blood

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Today I’m going to show you two outfits from the fantastic Blue Blood.  One is a few weeks old (catching up) and the other is very new, released yesterday (keeping up).  Let’s start with the older outfit – Agostina.

Agostina is a very feminine little frock with the lacy jabot at the neckline and the sheer lace detail at the edges of the tiered, sculpted skirt. It comes with two skirt options, and the system pieces are on every layer.  I noticed that Ghani is doing something different now – instead of giving you all of the layer options in the folder, she gives you one layer and puts the other options in a separate prim for unboxing if you need it.  Love that!  I love the options, but honestly, my inventory is just getting ridiculously large.  Anything to help cut down on the number of items in there is very much appreciated!  And the skin!!  Helyanwe of ploom has turned her fantastic eye for detail that she shows in her hair  toward skins, and her new release – Maia – is just perfection!  I’ll have to get naked to show you the lovely smoothness of the butt and bosom.  Next time, maybe. 🙂  This is the Cream tone, which is not the lightest one, in the Cotton Candy makeup.  Over the weekend, Helyanwe released six more makeups for Maia, plus a special edition for Project Themeory.   At only L$75, it’s a steal!

Ok, let’s take another look at Agostina in whitegoth pink.

Here you can see the two skirt options.  Both are high-waisted skirts with multiple tiers.  The outfit also comes with the sculpted stocking tops.  Agostina also comes in Whitegoth cream, lilac, and blue.  I’m wearing those lovely white Drakke ankle boots again.  I knew they would work beautifully with Blue Blood’s Whitegoth outfits!  Ok, I’m going to show you one more color of the Whitegoth Agostina – the white.

I really love the all-white version and that flirty little tiered skirt!  Now I’ll show you the latest release from Blue Blood – the Whitegoth Ivana.  I’m skipping over the dark Ivana coz I’ll never keep up if I try to catch up on *everything*!

This is Ivana in whitegoth pink.  The dark goth colors of Ivana also feature the same black accents, but the colored parts are darker.  Ivana also comes with two skirt options – this lolita skirt and an open front skirt.

That open front skirt is so sexy!  The detail on the panty and stockings really shows with this option, too.  As you can see, the top comes with two options – with or without the black undershirt.  Ghani is so wonderful about giving several outfits in one.  What about those boots?  I love them so much!  I have to show you a closeup!

These are from Lapointe and Bastchild.  I feel like such an idiot because they were one of the very first stores I found, way back in 2008, when I first got into the goth culture in SL.  I have no idea why I thought they had gone inactive!  I found their booth at the Shoe Fair and almost died from joy.  I had to have these boots, plus some others I’ll show you later.  Mr. Lapointe makes boots of equal quality as say Gospel Voom, but with a gothic flair!  I’m in shoe/boot heaven!  These particular boots, the Orleans Lace Ankle Boots, come with a HUD to change the color of the lace portions.  These boots are not new, but they’re new to me, so I had to show them to you!  Ok, back to Ivana.  I have one more color to show you – the teal.

This composite shows you all the wearing options – open top or top with undershirt; lolita skirt or open-front skirt.  So pretty!  Ivana also comes in the usual Blue Blood Whitegoth colors – pink, and teal, plus white, blue, and lilac.  I won’t show you all of the colors just to save some time in the photo studio.

Well, now that I’m “caught up” with Blue Blood, what’s next?  I have so many choices – decisions, decisions!

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

Details:

No. 1:

Outfit – +++Blue Blood+++ – Agostina – WG Pink and WG White

Skin – ploom – Maia – Cream – BR – Cotton Candy

Hair – ploom – Bonni – Streaked – whites

Eyes – Fashism – Sunrise Eyes – Pale Grey

Boots – Drakke! – Locked – White

Lashes – [glow] studio – Clean Thick 04 – TDR

Ears – ni.ju – Overkill: Chained Ears

No. 2:

Oufit – +++Blue Blood+++ – Ivana – WG Pink and WG Teal

Hair – ploom – Olivia – Streaked – Ash

Boots – Lapointe & Bastchild – Orleans Lace Ankle Boots

More Stuff I’ve Been Meaning to Blog That Probably Isn’t on Sale Anymore….

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Yeah, I’ve got a backlog so damned long that it’s frustrating the hell out of me.  I’m just gonna have to realize that I won’t be able to “catch up.”  But I’ll do my best.  I also don’t have full-time access to my desktop coz my kids are home for summer vacation and bored to tears without their school laptops.  Sigh.  I’ve carved out an evening-time niche for myself though. 😀

Anyway, I’m so happy about two designers that released new skins that I definitely want to show you those.  First up, Violent Seduction’s new skins – Still Doll.  I wore one of the makeups in my last post, but today I’ll show you the whole kit and kaboodle.  (Who says that anymore? Sheesh.)

Isn’t it yummy?!  The skins come in only this tone as far as I know, with and without subtle freckles.  This particular makeup is called Pin Up and is one of the more “normal” makeups.  There are also some awesome gothy makeups, which is really what I love about these skins.  And by the way, SL was being a bitch when I was shooting these pics.  I couldn’t get the entire picture area to rez *at the same time* so you may see some fuzziness that in no way is a flaw in the skins, k?  Before I show you the prettiful skins, though, let me show you the rest of this cute grungy dress from Rotten Defiance.  I picked this up at a weekend sale recently (when?  don’t remember – a week or 2 ago?)

I had to have this dress coz of the bustle on the back.  I’m a sucker for a nice bustle.  It comes in lots of other grungy colors, but this one is the Moonlight shade.  It also comes with the nice feathery headband.  Yay!  Lagniappe!  Those beautiful white gothy boots are from Drakke, which I nabbed at the Shoe Fair.  That’s ending very soon (if it hasn’t already ended), so I’ll give you the LM directly to Drakke.  They’ve recently moved to a bigger place, too.  Let me show you a closeup of those boots before I show you the skins coz they have some interesting details.

Do you see those little caged locks on the soles next to the heels?  They spin!  Very cool. 😀  And these boots are *white*as you can see – not off-white or grey posing as white.  I can’t wait to wear them with some Blue Blood Whitegoth dresses.

Okay, finally, Violent Seduction’s Still Doll skins…

Hindsight always being 20/20, I realize that I shouldn’t have used a pose where my arm was up, bending over my head like that.  The arm looks weird; I hope it doesn’t distract you from the loveliness of Iki’s skins. :/  Aren’t they amazingly gothy?  Ok, here are the names of the skins from top to bottom, left to right:  Base with freckles; Base without freckles; Blue Moon with freckles; Candy; Fallout; Healer; Pinup; Red Eyes; Tears with freckles. Not shown are the no freckles options for Blue Moon and Tears.   Some of the makeups (Candy, Healer, Pin Up, and Red Eyes) don’t come with a freckles option.   Now I see what Iki has been up to all these months while she was away at graphic design school. 😀    Oh, the hair I’m wearing in the skins composite is the new free color demo from Exile – you get a fatpack including all the colors (new and old) in this cute ponytail with side-swept bangs hairdo.  I’m wearing another new Exile hairstyle in the other photos.  Exile released like four new styles recently and I went nuts as usual and bought half of them.  Check the details below for more info on everything worn here.

Ok, that’s it for today/night.  Until next time….

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

Details:

Skin – Violent Seduction – Still Doll – Pin Up (Merci!)

Hair – Exile – Asa:Roots – Sunset

Boots – Drakke! – Locked – White (Merci!)

Dress – Rotten Defiance – Apple Grunge Dress – Moonlight

Eyes – Fashism – Sunrise Eyes – Pale Grey

Necklace – League – Raven Necklace 2 – Silver/Cream Ribbon

Piercing – LouLou&Co – Piercing Lips – Lucky Pearl V1 (Merci!)

Tattoo – Para Designs – Gypsy Color Medium (gift)

Ears – Scribble – Pointy Ears (Long) Recolor Light

Lashes – [glow] studio – Clean Thick 04 TDR

Hairbase by Amacci

I’m Back!

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I think I’m pretty much finished with RL work and ready to start my summer vacation.  I think.  I’ve been logging in periodically and seeing so much awesomeness which I didn’t have time to blog.  I’m hoping that I can start to catch up a bit now.  So, this outfit I’m showing you today is what I’ve been wearing for over a week now.  I love it so much that I didn’t want to change until I had blogged it.  Since I didn’t have time to blog, I wore it for far longer than I usually wear one outfit.  So, anyway, here it is.

During one of my short jaunts in SL, I went to the Shoe Fair and found, much to my delight, that Drakke was participating.  I’ve blogged a pair of boots that I won in the lucky chair or Midnight Mania board there a gazillion times.  Drakke makes awesome, gothy boots – ankle boots, knee boots, etc.  Check these out – they have little bird skulls and other skulls on them, plus other do-dads to jazz them up like beads and feathers and leather cords.  Nice!  Those elfie ears I picked up at Scribble’s big sale.  They were dirt cheap and are completely modifiable.  The top is my fave new clothing piece.  It’s the Jerry Lee top from LouLou&Co and it’s not so new now, but it’s still so cute and sexy.  I totally want one of these in RL.  You’ll see why when I show you a back view.  The pants are part of an outfit I won in PinkMare’s Midnight Mania board.  If you’re gothy, you should be slapping that bad boy daily coz TressAnn loads it up with something new every damned day!  I’m not sure, but I think that the most common name in my inventory is now PinkMare’s.  The skin also makes me so so very happy.  It’s new (like only a few days old!) from Iki at Violent Seduction.  Yep, Iki made more skins!  And these are gorgeously gothy!  You will be seeing me wearing these for quite a while.  (Ploom also released new skins yesterday; I *love* those, too!  Choice, choices!  I’ll just have to alternate between the two, I guess. :D)

Don’t you love the back of the Jerry Lee top?  Suspenders that act as straps!  Fantastic!  Jerry Lee comes in lots of other colors, too, but this one was available for a very special price at the Deranged Dealers event.  I say “was” coz I’m not sure if it’s still there.  But no matter, these are worth the purchase even at full price.  The hair ornament is also rather new from LouLou&Co.  It’s beautifully sculpted and would work really well with fairy avatars, too.  The arm tattoo is from Para Designs and was a weekend sale item awhile back.  The bracelet is a hunt gift from Forsaken for the Darkness Within Hunt.  Finally, the necklace is a hunt gift from Collisions for the Supernatural Hunt.

Are you wondering about my feathered friend?  Well, I’ve mentioned before that I just love crows.  I knew there must be someplace on the grid where I could get a realistic crow shoulder pet.  So, I searched the Marketplace and happily found this little baby at Wynx’s Wearable Pets.  He’s actually a Raven, but that’s close enough for me.  He perches on your shoulder or arm (the latter position comes with a built in holding animation); when you click him, he squawks and flaps his wings; and he responds to a fly command in local chat.  He’ll fly a few laps around you.  Love it!

Ok, I think I covered everything.  I hope to “see” you all again very soon, but until then…

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

Details:

Top – LouLou&Co – Top – Jerry Lee

Pants – PinkMare’s House – Rebellion Shorts

Skin – Violent Seduction – Still Doll – Red Eyes

Eyes – Fashism – Sunrise Eyes – Pale Grey

Boots – Drakke! – Mojo Ankle Boots – Black

Headband – LouLou&Co – Headband – Lotus V1

Hair – Dura – Boy 05 – Black

Bracelet – Forsaken – Bullet with Butterfly Wings Cuff Red (Darkness Within Hunt Gifty)

Necklace – CoLLisions – Paranormal Necklace – Supernatural Hunt gift

Lip Piercing – LouLou&Co – Piercing – Lucky Moon V2

Tattoo – Para Designs – Deadly Spades

Ears – Scribble – Pointy Ears Long Recolor (Light)

Flying Pet Raven – Wynx’s Wearable Pets

Hairbase and Lashes by Amacci

Paradisis New Release – Nanasa lingerie

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Do you need some sexy goth/grunge style lingerie?  Then Paradisis has something new for you.  The Nanasa lingerie contains all the pieces shown below on every system layer for your mixing and matching pleasure.

This is the black version, of course.  I love the ripped stockings with the little zippers and the skully print on the panties.  I also love the little nipple shading on the bra, which is hard to see in my pics under all that hair.  Speaking of hair, I’m just in love with this new hair from D!va.  I feel so damned girly!  I just wish the hair didn’t sink into my chest.  You’d think LL could make our avatar bodies more physical, wouldn’t ya?  Here are the other available colors of Nanasa – brown, white, teal, and magenta.

I’m also wearing various jewelry from LouLou&Co because I’m just in love with that store right now.  These pieces are older items that I had in my ginormous inventory- the Full Metal Jacket bracelet, the Hesperide necklace and earrings, and the So Bad lip piercing.  Hey, I just realized something!  Paradisis and LouLou&Co are both headed by French designers.  (In case you didn’t know it, I’m a huge francophile.  It’s always my pleasure to find and showcase fabulous French designers.)  Anyway, you don’t have to be a francophile to love these stores.  Go check ’em out today!

P.S. – Happy Turkey Day to all my compatriots!  Not sure if I’ll be back later – all that trytophan makes me sleeeeeepy. lol

Happy hunting, gathering, shopping, lovin’ (^ ^), etc. *mwah*!

Details:

Lingerie – Paradisis – Nanasa

Skin – LAQ – Mima (Pale) Hairbase

Boots – Drakke – Strapped Ankle Boots

Necklace/earrings – LouLou&Co. – Hesperide – black & dk yellow

Lip piercing – LouLou&Co – So Bad – metal/cross up

Bracelet – LouLou&Co – Full Metal Jacket

Hair – D!va – Ayaka2 – Onyx B type

Lashes – Amacci – Charm – black

Eyes by House of Ruin