Catch Up Post No. 2

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Yep, I’m still playing catch-up now that I have a few days of freedom because of Easter. Tonight I’ll show you some neat items I picked up at this month’s We Love Role-Play, which is open until a new round starts on May 4 (minus a day or so to set up the next round).

HoD Ineach WLR 3

My piercings, armor, and boots are all from We Love Role-Play.  The Íneach and DevIyn piercings come with the cool facial tattoos for a tribal look.  I’ll show you a better picture of them below.  The armor is by Ravensoul and is very well-made.  I feel quite protected wearing this. 🙂  The Ara boots from Just Design are yummy thigh-high flats, perfect for scampering through the woods on a hunt.  They come in several colors, including this version in ecru.  My hair is a recent grab from the Cutie Moon Fair – Tableau Vivant’s Moon Hair in the Spring colors pack.  Even though it’s made for Sailor Moon characters, I think it works great for many other uses.  Honestly, Tableau Vivant is one of my new favorite hair stores.  I love how they step outside the box a bit and try to create something unique.  Plus the mesh styles are perfectly done.  Close up time!

HoD Ineach WLR 7

Isn’t the hair pretty?  I love it!  Oh, and !deviousMind makes amazing, unique creations, too, don’t they?  After the last Fantasy Gacha Carnival in February, I ran around wearing all the various styles of this cool Harpyia outfit that I had won.  For some reason or other, I never got around to blogging it.  So, I’m glad I was finally able to put an outfit together with it.  And one more to show you the piercings even better…

HoD Ineach WLR 9

Love it so much!  There are actually three other styles of piercings from Haus of Darcy that are available at We Love Role-Play – all absolutely fabulous, as usual!  I’ll probably show you the others sometime soon, but don’t wait for me (lol) – go check them out yourself before WLR is over!

Hope you saw something you liked!  Happy hunting, gathering, shopping, etc.  Mwah!

Details:

Piercings – Haus of Darcy – Íneach Face Paint & lips Stripe; Devlyn Mesh Facial Percing v 4 – We Love Role-Play

Boots – Just Design – Ara Ecru – We Love Role-Play

Armor – Ravensoul – Onslaught Female Armor Set – Ivory/Gold – We Love Role-Play

Clothing – !deviousMind – Harpyia Belt & Bra ensemble (rare item – Rose); Feathered tail – Chocolate

Hair – Tableau Vivant – Moon Hair – Spring colors (from Cutie Moon Fair)

Skin – Lara Hurley – Ivy smokey eyes/Milky – worn with blonde eyebrows tatoo and optional nose tatoo

Eyes by Ikon

Bow and arrows by Pucca Firecaster’s Creations (PFC)

Elf Ears by [Mandala]

Photos take on location at Picklemoon 

 

Fitted Mesh is Awesome!

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My darlings, have you updated your Firestorm viewer yet?  If not, you may start to crash as fitted mesh (formerly known as “liquid mesh”) become more popular.  Apparently, if someone wears fitted mesh around avatars who are not running the latest viewer, he or she may crash.  I’ve only acquired two fitted mesh outfits so far, but I already prefer them to the old mesh items.  No more having to change my shape to a predetermined size (none of which actually matches my own body dimensions).  Tonight I want to show you my latest fitted mesh acquisition – DE Designs’ Thyri dress.

DE Designs Fitted Mesh 2

Oops!  I got caught in a downpour! See how my dress is just skin-tight? 😉  But seriously, the fit is amazing.  I had no idea my avi was so thin!  For a not-so-thin RL person, I fell in love with my little avi all over again. lol  Thyri comes in three colors – the purple/black shown here, as well as all black, and brown/black.  And if you can’t use fitted mesh yet, it also comes in regular mesh in 5 sizes.  Everything about the dress is just scrumptious.

My hair is from Tableau Vivant for Collabor88.  I love the style – different but not ridiculously so.  The pulled back, very loose pony can work with a variety of styles, and the hair tie is color change, of course.  How about my skin?  This is from (red)Mint.  It is!  It’s not just for RP’ers!  This beautiful skin is called Ivy, and it’s the Powder tone, makeup number 4.  (red)Mint does lots of different tones for each skin, and always includes at least a few fantasy tones.   Take a better look here…

DE Designs Fitted Mesh 6

 

I’m wearing my SLink hands and the tone matching with the skin was effortless since (red)mint has appliers for most mesh body parts.  Easy Peasy!  My beautiful nail appliers are again from ZOZ, which you’ll find has nail polish at many of the weekly and monthly events at great prices.  Check them out – they’re really beautiful!  My piercings are, once again, from the inimitable Haus of Darcy, who makes the most bad-ass piercings in SL!  My jewelry is from another fave of mine – LouLou&Co.  None of the jewelry is new, just beautiful pieces I had in my massive (160K) inventory.  LouLou and HoD are two of my “go-to” designers when I’m looking for the right accessory.  Finally, my boots are from Lapointe & Bastchild, another of my favorite designers, and again, they’re not new.  Ok, one more closeup, and that’ll be enough for tonight.

DE Designs Fitted Mesh 4
Thanks for reading!  Happy hunting, gathering, shopping, etc. *mwah*!

Details: 

Dress – DE Designs – Thyri – Grape – S Fitted Mesh

Skin – (red)Mint – (4) Ivy – Powder (darker eyebrows) – available at Skin Fair

Hair – Tableau Vivant – Low Hair (Ladies) – Winter pack (black) – available at Collabor88

Piercings – Haus of Darcy – End of the Night Prt. 1 Female – Silver Lining

Necklace and Bracelets – LouLou&Co. – Asteroid (Red)

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

Boots – Lapointe & Bastchild – Dita Desire Ankle Boots – Brushed Black

Eyes – IKON

Lashes by Beetlebones

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

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

Stars Fashion – Mesh Synchestra Dress

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Stars Fashion has a lovely new mesh gown for us goths!  It comes in a black with white or black with red combo, which is my fave.   The gown comes in several sizes, of course, so you can find the one that fits you best.  With its spider web pattern across the bodice of the dress, it’s perfect for Halloween, but of course for goths, it’s everyday wear. 🙂

The dresses are available at a special promotional price for both dresses on the marketplace here.  I’m not really wearing anything else new since my last post, which was only a few days ago.  (I know…. who wouldathunk it?  I’m posting more than once in a month!)  My necklace, Love in a Void, is an older item (again, I’ve been going through my inventory looking for “oldies but goodies”) from the wonderful Violet Voltaire, who is now only available on the marketplace.  My skin is once again Laq‘s Mima, just in another makeup – this one with vibrant, sexy, red lips.  My boots are not new either; they’re the scrumptious Selene boots from Lassitude & Ennui.  My claws are from Virtual Insanity, which has been releasing updates of her previous nails/claws in mesh.  I blogged them last time, too.  You may notice my cross tattoos.  They were an anniversary gift given out recently by Haus of Darcy.  I’m not sure if it’s still available.  Finally my hair is once again from analog dog – my new fave called Sage.  Love this hair!!

Now, go have fun inworld.  It’s just not the same without you!  Happy hunting, gathering, shopping, etc. *mwah*!

Snatch Still Going Strong

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How long has Ivey Deschanel been designing awesome fashions in SL?  Pretty damned long.   And she just keeps getting better and better.  So, since I’m not blogging much these days, I thought I’d blog a couple of her latest items.  She’s so damned prolific, too.  She comes out with around four new releases each and every Friday, and puts a new round of older items in the Lucky Boards and Riot Vends every Wednesday.  So, first up, is a new gothic gown from Snatch called the Babylon Gothic Gown.  I’ve noticed that goth seems to be “out” in SL these days.  Many, many goth designers have closed their doors – for example, Gothic Passionate Dreams closed earlier this month, and Nightshade hasn’t designed in months and months, just to name a couple.  It’s a sad time for lovers of gothic fashion (like moi).  But thank you, Ivey, for throwing us goths a bone in honor of Halloween.

Babylon comes in several colors, all for one low price.  This is the teal version.  The texture is lovely, and it’s cut down to *there* in front and back, with a full floor-length skirt, and prim flexy bell sleeves.  I’m also wearing the all-new mesh Naboo claws from Virtual Insanity that fit like a dream.  After a bit of tweaking, they move with your hand in all but the oddest positions.  My skin is an oldie but a perfect goodie – Laq’s Mima Pale, which Laq released for Halloween last year.  It’s been available all year, I think, but it’s especially appropriate for this time of year.  It comes with bloody mouth versions, too!  My jewelry is also an oldie but a goodie – from a store that’s no longer around, but who used to make some of my favorite jewelry – Ticky Tacky.  I was thinking about them the other day and took a walk down memory lane trying on the beautiful pieces.  Ok.  Enough nostalgia.  Finally, my hair.  I love this Sage style from analog dog so much!  It’s mesh, but with flexy add-ons.  Great idea, no?  It has the benefits of mesh – not sinking into your chest, etc., but also the movement of flexy pieces higher up.  It’s my new fave hair!

Another new release from Snatch this week is the Liza Peplum top, which comes in a bazillion colors all in one pack.  With Snatch, the demos are free, and I suggest you try them because you only get one size in the pack.  In other words, you need to buy your size, like in real life.  For me, I had to buy the XL even though I’m not a very big avie, because of my bewbs. If you notice, the top is a little big on me, but I love it anyway.  It’s more comfy big (wink).  Anyway, I love this style top – it’s a sheer black mesh top with a built in corset with a ruffled top.  Really cute!  I wanted a cute short mesh skirt to go with the top, so I found the slightly older release, Snatch’s Fritzie Cord Mini that matched up perfectly.  Of course, the colors match perfectly because it’s all from Snatch.  My hair this time is from another of my favorite hair designers, Wasabi Pills.  This is the Nikki mesh style.  I’m not sure why there’s some transparency issues where the mesh hair meets the mesh top, but I’m guessing it’s a mesh collision thingie.  Color me ignorant of such matters.  My boots are another old item which I pull out of my inventory often – Lapointe & Bastchild‘s Elise boots.  My piercings are the same I wore in my last post.  It shows how seldom I’ve been logging in that I didn’t change them.  They’re from the inimitable Haus of Darcy called End of the Night.

Hope you liked.  Thanks for reading! Happy hunting, gathering, shopping, etc. *mwah*!

Details given in the text!  (It’s just easier that way, folks!)

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