I Heart Role Play

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Hello, my lovelies.  I’ve been away longer than I expected.  What have I been doing?  Well, let’s see…. First, I tried to get a handle on my bloated inventory using a Simple Closet device I bought for only L$199; then I became a premium member and changed Linden homes a couple of times; then I spent some time decorating said Linden home; and I did a bunch of hunts – mostly cherry-picking my must-have items.  Oh, I also tried *unsuccessfully* to shop at the Whore Couture (sorry, but I hate that name), and the Arcade events – yes, that’s right, I *still* have not successfully tp’d into either event.  Hey, people!  Could you give some other avis a chance, please??  I’ve actually been on a mini vacation break and have tried at every conceivable hour, and still …nada.

But, I *was* able to get into the We Love Role-Play event today (not yesterday, but at least today)!  And I have some awesome things to show you guys.

DE Designs Carmina_003

Where to start??  Well, I shall start at the beginning, of course.  DoC Eldritch of DE Designs sent me the awesome Carmina outfit in black, which consists of the richly textured mesh corset, pants, and fingerless gloves.  It’s been awhile since I blogged DE Designs, but DoC is still designing on a consistent basis.  I first found DE back in 2008 when I was a plain little noobie who had not yet discovered the joy of new skins, when Calla hair was all the rage, and when sculpties, let alone mesh, didn’t even exist yet.  I walked into DE Designs and couldn’t breathe – so much awesomeness!  Gorgeous textures – even a little noob could see the superior quality of his work compared to the majority of stuff that was on the grid back then.  As soon as I put Carmina on, I knew I wanted to do an dark elven huntress thing.  So, I had some shopping to do!  In addition to DE’s Carmina outfit, I’m also wearing the best elf ears I have found.  They’re mesh and from [Mandala]; they come with a HUD to change the skin tone as well as the piercings.  Love them!  I also needed a nice bow set.  I decided to go all out and get a bow that actually worked for role-play.  After comparison shopping at several weapons shops, I decided on this beautiful one from Pucca Firecaster’s Creations (PFC), which came with the leg strap quiver.  I admit, it’s the quiver that really sold me, as well as the shape of the actual bow.  I haven’t had a chance to try it out yet, but it came with all the bells and whistles that combat bows usually come with.

Back to We Love Role-Play – I picked up the headband from =Kio= there – this is the Crow version, but it comes in many other shades/color combinations, as well.  I also picked up the Benediction cross piercing from .:ellabella:. at the Role-Play event.  It also comes with a color-change HUD with lots of options.  My black Nanda hair is from Mina, exclusive to We Heart Role-Play, and I knew it was perfect for this outfit as soon as I saw it!  As I was taking pics, I was playing with the Windlight settings, and I could not believe how beautifully textured it is and how the light changes the colors in the hair.  Gorgeous!  Finally, my beautiful, perfect for role-play skin is from Lumae (formerly Heartsick) – the Una skin in the cream tone with awesome tribal tattoos on the face.  Oh, you can’t see that very well in the photo, can you?  Here you go!

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In case you can’t tell, the tribal makeup consists of the dots on my forehead and the swirls and dots under my eyes.  The cross on the bridge of my nose is the .:ellabella:. piercing.  The Una skin is available for a special price at We Love Role-Play in your choice of three tones – cream, honey, or cookie.  Demos are free, of course.  I almost forgot to mention my wonderful Kollo mesh cloak that I picked up on sale at FATEplay.  By the way, the sale there ends March 10, so you still have a few days; if you know a fellow that needs some really well-made mesh clothes – send him to FATE.  I actually couldn’t resist a gorgeous suit I found there;  I spent several days happily cross-dressing. FATE does have a few women’s pieces, and some that are unisex (like my cloak).    One more closeup so you can see my lovely skin, hair, headband, and piercings….

DE Designs Carmina_007

To wrap up this looooong post, I’m also wearing boots from Lapointe and Bastchild (not new, but perfect), and nails with rings, etc. from WTG (also, not new, but perfect – and not for SLink hands).  Hope you enjoyed my ramblings….

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

Details:

Outfit – DE Designs – Carmina – Black*

Skin – Lumae – Una – 2 – Cream/Tribal* – at We Love Role-Play

Hair – Mina – Nanda – Black – at We Love Role-Play

Piercing – .:ellabella:. – Benediction – Scripted – at We Love Role-Play

=Kio= – Rising Head Band – Crow – at We Love Role-Play

Bow and Quiver with Arrows – Pucca Firecaster’s Creations (PFC) – Dark Whisper 1.9

Cloak – FATEplay – Cloak – Kollo – Midnight

Boots – Lapointe & Bastchild – Elise Ankle Boots Patent Black

Elf Ears – [MANDALA] – Pierced Elf Ears Ver 2 – Long

Jeweled Nails – +:+WTG+:+ – Dark Zone Jeweled Nails

Poses by ploom*

Lashes by Beetlebones

Eyes by IKON

Photos taken on location at Silent Hills.

*denotes review items – my sincerest thanks to the generous designers who support my blog!

+++Blue Blood+++ Group Gift

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So, this isn’t new coz I’m way behind the times, but since I didn’t see it blogged, I figured I’d show it to you guys.  So, +++Blue Blood+++ has a new group gift and a new dress in the lucky boards.  The group gift is the black version of Cassandra, and the luckies are filled with the rest of the colors of the same dress.

I took a tip from the famous Gogo of Juicy Bomb and tried out Piknik to edit my pictures.  Oh…my….goodness!  So damned easy!  And it’s free!  I’m actually excited about editing pics again.  So, as I wrote in the pic, the hair is new from Wasabi Pills.  This is Eve.  Isn’t Wasabi Pills making the cutest damned hair these days?  I’m so happy to see this rush of creativity.  The beads on this hairstyle are color change three ways via HUD.  You can change the string and two separate sets of beads.  You can also totally hide the beads.  I was thrilled at how well the beads went with this pretty necklace, which I received from ellabella through the Plastik VIP group.

Isn’t this just a lovely little free dress, though?  Ghani’s textures continuously amaze me with the depth and detail she puts into every pixel.  Creators like Ms. Uriza are the reason I don’t even try to create clothing.  She’s raised my standards or expectations to a level beyond my own talent/ability. 😀  But, that’s ok.  I’m more than happy to remain a simple recorder of others’ talent.

Before I go, here’s one more shot that I edited in Piknik.  Look at that perfect mesh texture on the sides of the dress.  Do you have *any* idea how difficult that is to do?  Brava, Ghani!

Hope you enjoyed.  Happy hunting, gathering, shopping, etc. *mwah*!

Details:

Dress – +++Blue Blood+++ – Cassandra – Black – group gift

Hair – Wasabi Pills – Eve – Ash

Necklace – ellabella – Phase – gift

Shoes – G Field – Open Boots – Vilda – Black

Skin – LAQ – Mini – Milky – 04

Eyes – Fashism – Sunrise Eyes – Light Steel Blue

Lashes by Amacci

LoveCats Made My Inner Neko Burst Out (with apologies to Thrifty Gothlings)

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You know, there was a time in my SLife that I wore neko ears and a tail *all* the time.  There’s just something strangely satisfying about seeing those little kittie parts twitch.  Maybe it’s because one always sees one’s avatar from behind, but I just love how a tail swishing behind my avatar looks.  Plus, dressing a little bit non-human is just so quintessentially Second Life.  So, Wednesday I got a notice from LoveCats about a new release that was on sale for 24 hours.  I had to have it!  It just reminded me so much of those “olden” days when I dressed like this all the time.   Look how cute it is!

The outfit comes with everything shown, except for the hair, skin, and collar.  Yep, you get the ears and tail, the skirt, shoes, socks, thong, bracelets, tattoos, bra, and top.  Plus, everything is extremely well-made and the prim parts are scripted for easy resizing.  What a sexy little kitty!  The tattoos are fun, too.  One of them quotes that Divinyls song “when I think about you, I touch myself.” lol  It comes in a few other colors, including this fun hot pink.

Shade your eyes!  Ooops!  Too late!  That’s a bright pink, isn’t it??  But, hey, it’s fun!  LoveCats has lots of cute neko and even some non-neko fashions.  Drop by if you feel like dressing up on the whimsical side!

Well, I hope you don’t think less of me now that I’ve posted as a neko. lol  I know there are still nekos in SL; I see them all the time when I’m out shopping.  I just never see them on blogs.  Hey, it’s SL – wear what you like!

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

Details:

No. 1:

Outfit – LoveCats – Chelsea – Gray

Skin – LAQ – Mima 05 (Pale) Glow Skin (hairbase)

Hair – ploom – Tovi  – Blackout

Lip Piercing – ellabella – Garnet Lovin’ Lip Rings (very old)

Choker – f*a – Shinkirou – Heart Choker Short (very old)

No. 2:

Outfit  – LoveCats – Chelsea – Pink

Hair – ploom – Silen (Streaked) – Candy

Skin – LAQ – Mima 07 (Pale) Glow Skin (hairbase)

Hairbase by Amacci