“!gO!” and More (red)Mint

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So, I’m on my second Snow Day.  That means more time for SL and blogging!  Recently, I was surfing the Marketplace, looking for freebies and cheapies.  In the process, I was introduced to a new-to-me store called “!gO!” by Gocha Merlin.  I decided to visit it inworld and just had to pick up a few things.  Today, I’m showing you the Naughty Chemise mesh top, which was quite reasonably priced, and which also comes in several other colors, including a fabulous red.  I liked the shape of the mesh top, open and hanging in delicious ways on my avi’s body.  It comes in various sizes, all in one folder, so you can find the one that fits you best.

GO and Redmint shopped 2

I would have actually bought lots more stuff at !gO!, but it’s the end of the month and I’m running short on lindens.  :/  But, this is a store that I’ll be watching, for sure!  I’m once again wearing my (red)Mint ePunk boots, this time in black, with the included socks.  Now these socks are part of the original ePunk boots.  As I mentioned yesterday, Ms. Schulze has released several new sock add-on sets (available as HUDs).  Also as I mentioned yesterday, the boots come with several options – the socks on just one leg or the other, or on both legs, plus all the appliers for the current big booty fad.  I’m also wearing (red)Mint’s new hair once again because I wanted to wear this cute gacha Aviator Rush Hat by PopTart that I picked up at Suicide Dollz. I got this rare Kamikaze version on my first play!  This (red)Mint hairstyle works better than most if you want to wear some headgear.  You probably can’t see them, but I’m also wearing a little miniskirt by Sn@tch coz I didn’t want my “lady bits” to be “proud and out loud,” if you know what I mean.  And now….the obligatory closeup!

GO and Redmint  shopped 3

Here, you can better see the cool hat with its cracked lenses; it also has spikes on the back, which you can’t see in this pic.  Well, that’s it for now.  Until next time…

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

Details:

Top – !gO! – Naughty Chemise – Black

Skirt – Sn@tch – Fritzie Mesh Cord Mini – Black

Boots with Socks – (red)Mint – ePunk Boots – No. 7**

Hair – (red)Mint – Hair No. 16’14 – Silver (Neutrals Pack) **

Hat – {PopTart} – Aviator Rush Hat – Kamikaze – Rare – available at Suicide Dollz

Skin – Belleza – Ria Pale 2 Dk

Necklace – [glow] studio – Bird Necklace Raven (TDR Fusion)

Eyes by IKON

Lashes by Beetlebones

Photos taken at locations from the Destination Guide – (1) Surreal Effects and (2) Valo Gallery (in front of artwork entitled “Turbulenzen im Andromeda-Nebel” by Asmita Duranjaya)

**Review copies provided – thank you so much, Moni, for supporting my blog!

^^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

Holy Crap, I’m Back!

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Yep, it’s been over a month since I’ve blogged, but I have a very, very good excuse.  I was in Costa Rica for three weeks, studying Spanish.  It took me another week and a half to re-acclimate myself, so here I am.  I won’t be blogging daily, that’s for sure, because school will be starting soon and I’ll now be teaching both French and Spanish.  Yay!  I’m multilingual!

Ok, enough about moi/mi.  I have a “recent” tab full of new stuffs and no idea how old anything is.  So, I’ll just be showing you some stuff that struck me as cool.  Today’s post is about Violent Seduction.  At some point last month, Iki sent me some pretty faun legs and a very sexy black dress, so I’ll show you that.

This is called Death Dealer and I love the flirty little sculpted skirt and the lacy bloomers.  The pasties are separate in case you want to be really daring.  Look at that detail on the laced top – Iki is so damned talented she makes me nauseous.  Just kidding.  I’m just jealous, that’s all.  (But very appreciative.)    The blue earrings really don’t go with the outfit, but I forgot to take them off  (lol).  I was supposed to do a post on Beauty Killer before I left the country, and these earrings were a perfect match.  I’m in love with this little hairdo from Wasabi Pills called Pompon.  The hair bow, hairband, and pig tail ties are all color/texture change via click.   You can change the colors/textures independently, too, in case you want to be really colorful.  The lashes are from the wonderful [glow] studio, which is really my “go to” place for lashes.  These are the Water Drops lashes, which were available at TDR awhile back.  Most likely, they’re available at [glow] studio’s main store now.  The skin is Laq’s gorgeous Mini that I picked up in June.  I’m a bit behind in the skin offerings, I must admit.  I’m also kinda strapped for lindens these days, too, so I’ll be blogging review copies more than anything else in the coming days.  Sowwy.

Oh, I was tp’ing around, trying to catch up on sales and such, and took a few pics on Koreshan.  As soon as I landed and everything rezzed, I was struck by the familiar, yet slightly eerie scenery.  I love sims with cityscapes with buildings in the background.  They make me feel so small and insignificant.  Look at the size of those windows!

What makes this eerie is the contrast between the bright lights of the signage and the gloom of the sprawling corridors.  It just seems that there should be hundreds of people milling about and shopping.  Being alone here is kind of creepy, but in a good way. 😀

Ok.  That’s it for me for now.  Hope you enjoyed my pics and my ramblings.  Until next time…

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

Details:

Outfit – Violent Seduction – Death Dealer

Faun Legs – Violent Seduction – Kirin Hooves – Death

Hair – Wasabi Pills – Pompon – Nightshadow

Earrings – Beauty Killer – Leo Love Earrings – Blue (for Sn@tch Prom event)

Skin – Laq – Mini – (Milky)  Brown HB – 03

Eyes – Fashism – Sunrise Eyes – Pale Caribbean Blue

Lashes – [glow] studio – Water Drops

Catching up with Dilly Dolls

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Egads!  I’ll never catch up… or will I?  Heh heh.  Two posts in one day will definitely help.  So, Dilly Dolls released the cute little Bennie dress a few weeks ago (wow!  that’s a long time by SL time).  But I love the dress, so I am hell-bent on showing it to you.

It’s really a simple little dress – just a jacket layer, a pants layer, a skirt, and prim bow – but Ori’s shading and color palette make it blog-worthy.  Not to mention that the Dilly Dolls Cura Pumps matchy-matchy them perfectly.  Sorry, I guess it’s not haute couture to be so color-coordinated, but my Mama taught me that everything should match. lol    The necklace I’m wearing is a fairly recent release from Lolapop!  It’s the La Muerta Necklace, which features a color change jewel.  Guess what?  The jewels matched perfectly with the dresses and shoes!  I’m in matchy-matchy heaven!  lol   La Muerta comes with earrings, too, but they weren’t showing up with my big hair or against the white background, so I switched them out for Dark Mouse’s June Group Gift – the Diamond Overload Earrings.  Ms. Mouse is so faithful to her group, giving a new gift out each month – sometimes jewelry and sometimes hair.  The skin I’m wearing is once again my beloved Mynerva skin that I’ve blogged previously.  This time, I’ve added a new makeup tattoo from Nomine.  This one is called Goth Tears.

Bennie comes in the usual 8 colors of Dilly Dolls’ palette – Pink (shown above), Red, Brown, Grey, Teal, Green, Violet, and Blue.  Here are the rest of the colors for your viewing pleasure.  Mouse over the picture to see the colors, if you’re color-blind or something. 😛

That blue is so yummy!  I couldn’t decide whether to showcase the blue or the pink.  I also love Dilly Dolls’ brown even though brown is definitely *not* my favorite color usually.  Well, that’s abut it for now.  Until next time…

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

Details:

Items marked with * denote review copies.  Muchas gracias, merci beaucoup, and many thanks to the fabulous designers!

Dress – Dilly Dolls – Bennie*

Shoes – Dilly Dolls – Cura Pumps (Dark, Medium, Light)*

Necklace – Lolapop! – La Muerta Necklace*

Earrings – Dark Mouse – Diamond Overload Earrings (group gift)

Skin – Mynerva – Bianca – Champagne – Cleavage MB*  (for Chic Event)

Makeup Tattoo – Nomine – Papillon Makeup – Goth Tears

Hair – ploom – Anamone – Ash

Eyes – Fashism – Sunrise Eyes – Pale Grey

Lashes – [glow] studio – Clean Thick 04

Spotlight on Bubblez Designs

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As soon as I had mistakenly posted that the Fawn Outfit from Bubblez Designs was part of the Black Butler Hunt gift, I knew I would have to do a separate post on the outfit and the store in general, if for no other reason than to make up for my error.  But another reason would be because I love this Fawn Outfit and many other items at Bubblez, and I wanted to show them to you.  So, without further ado, here’s the aforesaid Fawn Outfit!

Amazing, isn’t it?  I love it so much I didn’t take it off for days.  Even when I had to take it off to photograph another outfit, I’d slip it back on right afterward.  Check out those fawn legs.  They are among my favorites of all time – look at the shine on the hooves and those cool sculpted leg (hoof?) warmers.  Awesome!  The horns are great, too, and the ears are easily tinted to match your skin, using “show color under cursor” and the edit menu.  You can also edit the color of the tail and the ribbon in the same way.  The piercings are also part of the outfit, as well as the arm warmers – basically everything except the skin, eyes, and hair.  I won’t tell you the price, but it is extremely reasonable for an outfit of this quality… extremely.

But that’s not the only cool outfit at Bubblez.  The latest release is based on the school uniform of an anime character named Yuki Cross in the anime/manga called Vampire Knight.  Check out my attempt at a little virtual cosplaying. 🙂

Hee hee.  I chose the boots, hair color, eye color, and hair style based on the Yuki character.  My attempts got a thumbs up from my teenage daughter that is familiar with the series. 😀  Isn’t it cute?   Even if you’re not into Vampire Knight, it’s still a cute school girl uniform.  All the sculpted parts have resize menus, too, to make fitting them a breeze.  Oh my God!  Do you recognize that skin?  That cute button nose, rosy cheeks, and full lips?  Mynerva is (partially) back!  She’s set out this Bianca skin as an exclusive at the Chic Event.  It comes in many, many tones (this one is called Champagne and is my favorite), but only one makeup.  It does, however, have several options such as different breast sizes, beauty marks, blush, and a large selection of brow colors on the tattoo layer.  It’s a fantastic base skin, I think.  I’m just so happy to have a Mynerva skin I can blog again!

What I really appreciate about Bubblez Designs are the vast number of group gifts available, and the group is free to join.  Milo Bubble is such a generous designer!  Check out some of them below.

This is the Silvatore outfit – a glossy, black latex and leather dress.  There’s a group gift men’s suit that goes with this dress, too.  Go grab it with your honey and you’ll both look fabulous!  That’s something else awesome about Bubblez – it’s a store that has stuff for both genders.  The piercing I’m wearing is another group gift.  You get three types of mouth piercings and a piercing for the left ear, too.  Sorry my hair covers it up.  The handcuff bracelet/rings are another group gift, and you get several styles in the folder.  The black bangles I’m wearing on the right hand are from .:BND:.  They are part of an outfit that was priced ridiculously low.  The shoes are from Lassitude & Ennui – the skully pumps, which are available at the Chic Birthday Event.  They come in several other colors, and you get two styles for one price.   The hair is a limited edition from Exile  – also for the Chic Event.  You can buy all the traditional color packs.  Of course, I grabbed the black pack.  Ok.  More freebies!

This is the latest group gift and it comes in male and female sizes.  You can see the cool handcuff bracelet and piercings better in this picture, too.  The necklace is another group gift, and it’s unisex, although a bit on the masculine side.  It wouldn’t size down any more than this, but it’s still cool, and works great with punky outfits.  Ok, how about more free stuff?!

This one is called Love Purple, and I’m pretty sure it comes in a guy size, too.  Look at all the sculpted pieces, hmmm?  I’ve added another group gift necklace and group gift earrings here.  The little shining light necklace is called the Love Heart Necklace,  and the multi-colored earrings are called Dream Gem Earrings.  Grab them all at the mainstore after you’ve joined the Bubblez Designs group.

I have one more to show you, and this one is very gothic lolita inspired and perfect if you love bright blue.

This is the Blue Doll outfit, and it comes with everything you see worn, including the shoes and the poofer blue, heart-shaped bubbles.  Too cute!  I’m wearing the Dream Gem earrings again here.

Whew!  That took me awhile to photograph and post, and I just can’t seem to catch up with everything I want to blog.  And I’m on summer vacation sort of, too.  (I work afternoons only.)  Anyway, I’ll be back soon, so 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, including horns, ears, tail, fawn legs, and piercings – Bubblez Designs – The Fawn Outfit

Skin – Glam Affair – Layla Light Skin – My Sweet Vampire – D HB – for Zombie Popcorn Hunt

Hair – Sadistic Hacker – Kirio Special – Black (Japanese fundraising item)

Eyes – Fashism – Sunrise Eyes – Pale Grey

Hairbase by Amacci*

No. 2:

Outfit – Bubblez Designs – VK Day Class Uniform Female (new release!)*

Skin – Mynerva – Bianca – Champagne – Cleavage MB – for the CH1C Event

Hair – Sadistic Hacker – Kirio Special – Umber (Japanese Fundraiser item)

Eyes – Fashism – Sunrise Eyes – Deep Hazel*

Boots – G Field – Short Lace Up Boots – Black (with color change parts)

Lashes – [glow] studio – Clean Thick 04 (formerly for TDR)

No. 3:

Dress – Bubblez Designs – Silvatore

Hair – Exile – Voodoo – Sin for the CH1C Event

Shoes – Lassitude & Ennui – Skully Pumps Black – at the Chic Event

Eyes – Fashism – Sunrise Eyes – Pale Grey

Bracelet (left) – Bubblez Designs – Gothica Handcuff Rings

Piercings – Bubblez Designs – Gothica Piercings

Bracelet (right) – .:BND:. – Black! Girl Outfit Bangles

Makeup (added to Mynerva skin) – Nomine – Papillon Makeup – Babylon Black

No. 4:

Jacket – Bubblez Designs – Mars Jacket

Pants – Rotten Defiance – Black Decay Jeans (instore hunt prize – “Alex has a blue waffle”) (note – new LM)

Boots – Drakke! – Mojo Ankle Boots – Black*

No. 5:

Outfit including shoes – Bubblez Designs – Love Purple Outfit

Necklace 1 – Bubblez Designs – Claw Cross Necklace

Necklace 2 – Bubblez Designs – Love Heart Necklace

Earrings – Bubblez Designs – Dream Gem Earrings

Bracelets and Piercings – See No. 3

Hair – Kin – Nova – Black

No. 6:

Dress – Bubblez Designs – Blue Doll Outfit

Hair – See No. 3

Earrings – Bubblez Designs – Dream Gem Earrings

The Black Butler Hunt, Part One – Awesome Prizes!

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*This post has been edited to fix a huge mistake I made.  The Faun Outfit is *not* part of the Black Butler Hunt gifts from Bubblez!  I am nothing if not honest!*

I’m not a huge hunt aficionado mostly because my inventory is ridiculously overgrown – I’m rocking over 140k right now after weeding out several thousand items. But when the Black Butler Hunt posters went up in various locations a few months ago, my ears perked up.  Black Butler, or Kiroshitsuji in Japanese, is an amazing anime series that takes place in Victorian England.  I confess that I’ve never watched even one *complete* episode, but I’ve been in the room while my daughter has watched them (at one time, quite obsessively). lol  In any case, I knew this was a hunt I’d have to check out.  I was not disappointed at all.  I found some new-to-me stores, some so amazing that I promptly dropped existing groups to join theirs.  In several cases, I couldn’t leave the stores until I had shopped and bought some things.  So, today I’m going to show you some of the awesome prizes available in the Black Butler Hunt.  It would be a ridiculously long post, so I’ll break it into two parts.

The object you’re hunting is called “Bitter Rabbit” and is basically a stuffed bunny wearing an eyepatch and  vest.  Here’s a shot I took of the sign at what I believe is the hunt headquarters.  You can get more information from the official hunt blog here.

It shows the stores involved in the Hunt – as you can see it’s a short hunt – about 35 stores total.  If you join the hunt group, it will go much faster, trust me.  So, first I want to show you a really cool gift for the guys from one of my new favorite stores – Bubblez.  (I loved it so much, I joined the group.  You should, too, because there are tons of group gifts available right now.)  Bubblez’ hunt gift is a Sebastian outfit – Sebastian is the titular Black Butler.  Paired with the hunt gift from .:BND:., you have an entire Sebastian avatar!

This is still me, Desiree, but I’m wearing the gifties from the hunt – the shape, eyes, and skin are the hunt gift from .:BND:. – another fantastic store that you must check out.  The prices are crazy low and the stuff is just awesome!  The hair is *not* free – it’s from Sadistic Hacker, which is really the “go to” place if you want anime/manga inspired hair.  This is the Claude hair (Claude is another character from Black Butler).  The entire outfit, except for the cheesy shoes which I found in my library, is the other hunt prize from Bubblez.  I apologize because I know I didn’t edit the prim/sculpted pieces to fit as well as I should have.  It was late, and I’m not a guy, idk.  Oh, do you see the cute teapot and teacup in the middle picture?  That is the hunt gift from Love Soul, and it comes with three different types so you can get the pouring animation lined up just right for your avatar.  The animation is so realistic with the animated tea texture and the steam.  Love it!

What’s next?  So many great outfits to choose from!  Ok, how about a nice gothic lolita dress with lots of lace and frills?

This is the hunt prize from Ambrosia – the Blackberry dress.  I did notice that there’s a weird shadow texture above the bodice, but I appreciate how the designer put different textures on different layers  – for example the transparent dotted lace over the sculpted sleeves and the skirt.  Also, when you move you’ll see how pretty the dress really is because there are different textures under the main skirt texture.  Oh, those black eyes are part of the hunt gift from Rozena.  You also get a pair of pretty brown eyes.  I picked up the bracelets from BND for super cheap.  (Seriously, I think I bought everything in the store and spent maybe L$200.)  Ok. Too much chatter… more pictures!

This little black dress is the hunt gift from Natural.  It comes with the hat and gloves.  The shoes are the hunt gift from Lassitude & Ennui.  I hadn’t been to L & E in ages and quickly realized the error of my ways and bought three pairs of boots/shoes.  L & E is one of those venerable old stores in SL that have been around practically since the beginning of SL.  They’re still amazing. Here’s another pretty black dress available in the hunt.

This dress from RibboN comes with the ginormous hat. 🙂  I’m also wearing more bracelets I bought from .:BND:. (they actually came as part of outfits).  I just love my fawn legs and ears from Bubblez (not free!!).  I didn’t want to take them off.  Ok, how about something more colorful?

This frilly skirt and sculpted corset outfit is the hunt gift from **izm**.  It also comes with the matching hat, of course.  You can choose not to wear the sculpted corset as the design comes on the system jacket piece as well.  I chose to wear the sculpted corset, but I had to drastically edit my shape (like no bewbs at all)  – just sayin’.  I also tried wearing the corset alpha layers from Dilly Dolls’ Overbust Corset and Schadenfreude’s corsets, but modifying my shape worked better.  I love that skirt, though – it’s so frilly, lacy and pink!  The corset is worth fiddling with because it has all those embellishments on the bottom of it.

Ok, well, that’s enough for one post.  I’ll pick this up next time and show you some more great gifts from the Black Butler Hunt.

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

Details:

No 1.:

Outfit – Bubblez Designs – Black Butler

Eyes, Shape, Skin – .:BND:. – My Butler – Black Butler Hunt prize

Hair – Sadistic Hacker – Claude – Black

Tea Pot and Cup with Animation – Love Soul

Shoes – SL Library

No.2:

Dress with Hat – Ambrosia – Blackberry Dress – Black Butler Hunt

Fawn parts –  Bubblez Designs – The Fawn Outfit

Hair – Sadistic Hacker – Kirio Special – Black

Skin – Glam Affair – Layla Light Skin – My Sweet Vampire D HB (Zombie Popcorn Hunt)

Eyes – Rozena – Glossy Eyes V2 Black (Black Butler Hunt)

Bangles – .:BND:. – Taped Gloves with Belt Bangles (cheap!)

Nails – Pulcino – Wing of Swan (b/w or w/b) – Black Butler Hunt

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

No. 3:

Dress with Hat – Natural – Black Butler Hunt prize

Shoes – Lassitude & Ennui – Nostalgia Pumps – Black Butler Hunt

No. 4:

Dress with Hat – RibboN –  Black Dress (Black Butler Hunt prize)

Ears and Fawn Legs – see No. 2

No. 5:

Dress – **izm** – Pink Dress – Black Butler Hunt

Shoes – See No. 3

Catching up with Violent Seduction and Ploom

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Yep, still trying to catch up.  I’ve had the lovely dresses I’m going to show you today for probably a month now and the beautiful skins from ploom for about two weeks now.  I’ve worn a few of the makeups in posts, but I wanted to show you all of them.  So, let’s get started!  Iki released a new dress called Maestro which features music symbol embellishments.  It’s a classic Violent Seduction style dress, which means that it is quintessentially Iki.

The dress comes with the sculpted collar with treble clef, as well as a sculpted bow and treble clef adornment on the dress; there are also sculpted sleeves which seamlessly blend into the dress.  You’ll forget you’re wearing sleeve prims!  This color is called “Love” and is definitely my favorite.  I love Violent Seduction’s shade of pink.  All the dresses are the same except for the color of the skirt.  I’ve paired up Maestro with different makeups from ploom’s Maia skins.  This makeup is called Cotton Candy.  The hair is a new release from Wasabi Pills called Yumi.  I’ll show you various shades of Yumi in the rest of this post.  The Cura Pumps are so cute – they’re another semi-new style from Dilly Dolls which were originally released at the Shoe Fair.  They’re now available at the Dilly Dolls mainstore.  The Cura Pumps come in three shades – light, medium, and dark, each with their own color palette.  They use Oriana’s  beautiful HUD to change the different parts independently.  The color palettes of Dilly Dolls and Violent Seduction are very different, so the shoes and the skirts never quite matched, but I think I still managed to make them work. 🙂  Here’s the Life (or lavender) shade of Maestro.

Here I’m wearing the Smoke makeup of ploom’s Maia skins.  This makeup really goes with just about anything; it’s very versatile.  Here are the other three colors of Maestro – Ice (blue), Ivory, and Fawn (brown).

Isn’t Maestro just the sweetest little dress?  You really need to see Iki’s ads for the dresses, too.  She looks adorable pairing a little beret with the dresses.  I’m wearing a different Maia makeup with each color of Maestro in this composite, so here’s a closeup of the makeups for you.   Click to see it full size, plz.

Oh, I had to add in a closeup of the lovely details on the skirt.  Everything is hand drawn to perfection – seriously, zoom in on that bodice with the covered buttons and lace.  The skirt also features lace details and a music motif with notes and treble clefs.  Check out the tops of the stockings, too, with the lace/ribbon.  Damn!  I wish I could draw like that!  But anywho, the makeups worn here are (left to right, top to bottom) Melon, Jungle, 14K, and Gloomy Day (which was a Project Themeory addition last weekend).

Well, that’s it for now.  I have hunting to do!  I started a fantastic hunt last night and am almost finished.  I’ll be showing you some amazing free stuff from that hunt next.  Which hunt is it?  There are so many hunts going on, it could be a number of hunts.  But which one is it?  Hee hee… you’ll just have to “stay tuned.”

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:

Dress – Violent Seduction – Maestro – Love*

Skin – ploom – Maia – Cream BR Cotton Candy*

Hair – Wasabi Pills – Yumi – Ash*

Shoes – Dilly Dolls – Cura Pumps – Medium*

Eyes – Fashism – Sunrise Eyes – Pale Grey

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

Ears – Scribble – Pointy Ears Long (Recolor Light)

Hand Jewelry – League – Antique Lace Jewelry Set – Vintage Hand Bracelets

No. 2:

Dress – Violent Seduction – Maestro – Life*

Skin – ploom – Maia – Cream BR Smoke*

Hair – Wasabi Pills – Yumi – Royal*

Shoes – Dilly Dolls – Cura Pumps – Dark*

No. 3:

Dresses – Violent Seduction – Maestro – Ice, Ivory, Fawn*

Skin – ploom – Maia – Cream BR Gloomy Day, 14K, Jungle*

Hair – Wasabi Pills – Yumi – Seafoam, Black Coffee, Chocolate*

Shoes – Dilly Dolls – Cura Pumps – Light, Dark, Dark*

AVid Group Deals on New Releases

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AVid has not one, but two deals right now if you’re a member of the inworld group, which is free to join.  You simply have to go down to the basement area and you’ll find two new releases on sale for half price, which means less than L$400 each.  This is an awesome deal for outfits from AVid, which caters to the high end of the gothic attire spectrum in SL.  Take a look at these hot outfits.

The first outfit is called Darkness Rose, which is actually an older design that Darwin has updated quite a bit.  It comes with four different skirt lengths and glitch pants/shadow to match.  It comes with choker detail on the shirt layer, plus a prim choker.  It also comes with the shoes shown and the cape.  There’s a prim garter, lace-edged stockings, and a pretty red rose accented bow for the chest.  What a deal for under L$400!  Here are some other options for wearing the outfit.

As you can see, you get a long skirt, an Alice (lolita) skirt, a tutu, and a micro mini skirt.  The outfit looks just great without the skirts, too – such a sexy bit of gothic lingerie, no?  What I really love is that from a distance, the lace on the corset seems to sparkle a bit – a trick of the light with the textures which is really cool (but which I cannot duplicate with the camera).  Do you like my skin?  It’s from Edge of Sanity.  If you were online Sunday, you could have scored these brand new skins for only L$29 each (per tone/makeup) in honor of Beautiful Engineer’s RL birthday.  Thank you, Boo!  But, fear not, they’re still on sale for only L$50.  Get them before Boo comes to her senses!  Here, take a closer look at the skins.

Aren’t they perfectly gothy?  This is one of the lightest tones, but they also come in darker tones and a really nice greyscale tone, too.  I snatched up every makeup because they were all so nice.  I’ll tell you the names of the various makeups I’m wearing in this post in the details below.  Oh, do you notice that the choker/cape clasp has an AVid logo on it?  Normally, I’d hate that, but in the case of AVid, it’s like proudly wearing a designer label. 😀

As I mentioned, there’s a group only sale on another new release at AVid.  This one is called Vee and it’s a sexy bit of fetish wear, also perfect for a gothic slave girl.

Vee comes with the boots, but not the necklace.   It consists of two “skirt” prims with sexy sculpted metal clasps that really increase the appeal of the outfit.  Those long, long black nails are also included.  Beware – they’re set for hand size 25!  (So, pardon my man hands coz I didn’t feel like taking the time to mod each of those little prims.)  The bodystocking is on a tattoo layer; the outfit looks even sexier and more slavelike without it.  Check it.

Here you can also get a better look at Boo’s skins.  Really nice, aren’t they?  Oh, did you see what I did there?  I changed the boots.  Sorry, Ms. Mizser – I had to show off my new Lapointe and Bastchild boots that I picked up at the Shoe Fair recently.  They are so freakin’ hot!  These is the ankle boot version, but they also come with a longer version in the same folder.  Lookee.

The longer boots have shearling fleece inside to keep you toasty on those cool nights. 😉  Gorgeous boots.  Just gorgeous!

Well, I think that’s it for now.  Sheesh, I’m still not caught up, but this post is more about keeping up.  I wanted to let you all know about AVid’s and Edge of Sanity’s deals before they end (no idea when that’ll happen, so if you want, go get!)  Until next time…

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

Details:

No. 1:

Outfit with Shoes  – AVid (lower Cave) – Darkness Rose

Skins – with Tutu skirt – Edge of Sanity (EoS) – Thumb – Marta 1 Busty

with Alice skirt – EoS – Remorse – Marta 1 Busty

with Long Skirt –  EoS – Dance – Marta 1 Busty

with Micro Skirt – EoS – Sire – Marta 1 Busty

Hair – ploom – Cember – Ash

Eyes – Fashism – Sunrise Eyes – Pale Grey

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

Ears – Scribble – Pointy Ears Long (Recolor Light)

No. 2:

Outfit and Boots – AVid (lower Cave) – Vee

Skin – Edge of Sanity – Hole – Marta 1 (Busty)

Alternate Boots – Lapointe & Bastchild – Dita Desire – Brushed Black w & w/o Shearling

Necklace – Ho Wear – The Haunted Necklace (part of outfit)

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

Woeful Wednesday and New Stuff at Weird Designs

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Weird Designs is participating in Woeful Wednesday today and offering some sexy lingerie for only L$50.  Take a look.

With its coloring, it looks like a vintage, faded bodysuit.  It’s actually called Faded Lingerie.  I thought these gorgeous La Sauvage shoes from Courtisane (yeah, I know I’m on a “kick” with that store) worked so nicely.  The bracelet I’m wearing is a lovely new piece from U&R Dogs that is free for only 15 minutes of camping at their new mainstore.  I picked up the [glow] studio earrings at The Dressing Room, and the Violet Voltaire necklace at last week’s Black Bacchanal.  But what about the skin, right?  That is from Weird Designs, too – released just yesterday (or was it Monday?)  It’s a very nice goth skin that comes in just the one tone, but in six makeups.  Take at look at all the makeups.

Ok.  First of all, I apologize for the blurry hairbases.  SL was being such a sh*t and just wouldn’t rez them.  I finally changed the tattoo to a different color and it started working.  sigh.  But anyway, the makeups from left to right are Cutie, Extasy, and Kiss Me.

These are a bit more gothy and are called (left to right) Weirdo, Vamp, and Really, I’m Fine (lol).  But wait, I’m not done yet because there’s more new stuff from Weird Designs.

Sheena also released two dresses – a white one and a black one – called Faded Flowers.  The skirt is an open hooped skirt with a wonderfully detailed corset and a skirt made of sculpted flowers.  Quite lovely.  The hair is by ATOMIC – yes, Ivey Graves is trying her hand at hair making now, and Helyanwe of ploom’s influence is apparent.  These are gorgeous, especially for a first effort. The wigs premiered at Hair Fair and are now available at the ATOMIC mainstore.  Back to Faded Flowers – here’s the black version.

You can see the open hoop skirt a bit better with the black version.  All jewelry worn with Faded Flowers is by Ticky Tacky, one of my favorite jewelry stores.  I picked up this hair at the Hair Fair at the oBscene’s booth.  I love the big white bone stuck up in there, and just the generally wild nature of the ‘do.

So, get on over to Weird Designs tonight to grab the lingerie for only L$50.  Sheena said she’s keep it up a bit longer though, so if you can’t get there until tomorrow, you might be in luck.

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

Details:

Outfit No. 1

Lingerie – Weird Designs – Faded Lingerie (Woeful Wednesday)

Shoes – Courtisane – La Sauvage – Champagne

Skin – Weird Designs – Twisted – Vamp

Earrings – [glow] studio – No round Earrings – TDR Gold

Necklace – Violet Voltaire – Pretty Vacant Necklace

Bracelet – U&R Dogs (:+*R*+:) – Sea Slumber Song Bracelet gold (camping item)

Hair – ATOMIC – The Affair – Licorice

Hairbase Tattoo by Amacci

Eyes by House of Ruin

Skins:

Skins by Weird Designs

Hair – Uw.St (Uncle Web Studios) – Liz – Type A Black

Earrings, Necklace, eyes, hairbase tattoo and lashes – same

Outfit No. 2:

Outfit – Weird Designs – Faded Flowers – Black

Skin – Weird Designs – Twisted – Weirdo

Boots – Courtisane – Allumeuse – Black

Hair – [the oBscene] – Hime – Midnight

Left Bangle – Ticky Tacky – Insomniac Bangles – Skully Pout

Right Bangle – Ticky Tacky – Tempted Bangles – Ghost

Earrings & Necklace – Ticky Tacky – A Bitch Never Change – White

Lashes – Amacci – Charm – Black

Hairbase Tattoo by Amacci

Outfit No. 3:

Outfit – Weird Designs – Faded Flowers – White

Skin – Weird Designs – Twisted – Really, I’m Fine

Boots – Courtisane – Allumeuse – Snow

Hair – ATOMIC – Sweet Sugar – Snow

All else – same