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

Lolapop and Yummy New Curio!

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Oh my goodness, as I’m sure everyone knows, Curio has finally released new skins.  My very first skin purchase in SL, way back in 2008, was from Curio, so I definitely have a soft spot for Gala Phoenix’s work.  The new skins don’t disappoint; I just had to shell out a few lindens to get Nadia, the skin specifically made for dark-haired girls like me.  Of course, I chose the gothest of the makeups – no. 2.  Look, I did a composite….

Lolapop and Curio compSuch a sweet and innocent face!  But what a sexy and dangerous outfit!  The outfit is new from Lolapop, which I usually think of as a jewelry designer.  Obviously, Lola can also make very sexy mesh clothing, too!  The Flirting with Danger outfit comes with the black, double-slit skirt, and your choice of three spiky corsets – red (shown), black, and purple.  It comes in lots of sizes, including sizes for girls with larger breasts (although not for mesh breasts).  The collar is not part of the outfit.  It’s from redMint, which awhile back released some posture collars in a myriad of styles, including RLV enabled.  The collars also come with a HUD to change the color of the collar, as well as the metal parts, and you can even choose to change your avi’s posture (even with an AO on) to  reflect the collar’s effects.  Pretty cool, no?  My hair is from Sadistic Hacker, one of my favorite hair designers for edgy styles.  This one is called Nagi and is unisex; it comes in several bang styles, and if you like buying single hair colors, the price is so reasonable.  The earrings are part of the Legion set by Sn@tch, which was on sale for Woeful Wednesday.  If you like, you may find that it’s still on sale; if so, it will be right in the front of the store.  It also comes with a matching necklace (not worn).   Is there anything Ivey cannot make beautifully?   Finally, my lovely boots are an old favorite of mine from Lapointe & Bastchild – the sexy Elise ankle boots.

Hope you were entertained by my efforts!  Happy hunting, gathering, shopping, etc. *mwah*!

Details:

Outfit – Lolapop – Flirting with Danger Outfit – Amor top**

Skin – Curio – Pearl – Nadia – Makeup 2 – Black]

Hair – Sadistic Hacker – Nagi Hair (Long Bangs/Black)

Earrings  – Sn@tch – Legion Jewelry Set

Posture Collar – (red)Mint – Posture V-Collar (Women) No. 01**

Eyes – IKON – Spectral Eyes – Wight

Arm Tattoos – CoLLisions – Hysasynth

Back  Tattoos – Para Designs – Eternal

Chest Tattoos – Para Designs – Love Birds

Bracelet – LouLou&Co – Asteroid – Red

Mesh Lashes by Beetlebones

**Review copies – thank you to the wonderful designers for supporting my blog!

Happy Bunny Day!

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A quick post on this lovely Easter Sunday from Little Kat.  She wanted to show off her new limited edition skin from [A]Limited, the group gift from Katat0nik, her new boots from Dilly Dolls, and her pretty necklace from Lolapop, so here she is!

She found a *very* colorful spot at A Touch of Ireland, and I couldn’t resist snapping a few pictures.  She also insisted that I add some glitter text to wish you a Happy Easter, even though, as you’ll see there are more photos that do that without any help from Fotoflexer.

She took this photo at a lovers’ dance spot, but I wouldn’t let her stay coz she was really too young to be there.  She insisted on taking this pic with the glowing holiday greeting, though.  I wish you could see better how the sign’s shadow spells “Happy Easter” in reverse on the ground. 🙂  Here, you can get a better view of the Ice Cream boots from Dilly Dolls.  Oriana aptly named these, I think.  They come in the prettiest sherbert-like colors.  They’re color changeable (all parts – laces with bow, soles, main boot) via an easy to see/read HUD).  They also come in floral patterned textures in every color, too.  They’re just the perfect little Easter/Springtime boot!

I just love these new limited edition Harajuku makeups from the collaboration of Tyr Rozenblum and Ivy Graves (of Aura and Atomic, respectively).  There will only be 500 sold, so if you like, you’d better run to grab them.  There are three different makeups and they come in skintones ranging from the lightest one shown here to dark tan.  Each pack also comes with two lipsticks – the harajuku one and a barer one.  I had to get these skins for Little Kat coz she’s my little doll, isn’t she?  [A] Limited also has some cute, limited edition hoodies, tees, and bags on sale.  Kat’s necklace is new from Lolapop – the La Demonia necklace, which comes in many bright colors.  Her hair is not new; it’s from the wonderful Sadistic Hacker, who makes the best anime inspired hair in SL, imho.

Well, once again Happy Easter, everyone!

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 *our* acquisitive passion for SL fashion!

Dress – katat0nik – Pink Hoppy Easter Dress – group gift

Skin – [A] Limited – Grace – Ivory – Harajuku Kiss 1

Eyes – IKON – Horizon Eyes – Pale Blue

Boots – Dilly Dolls – Ice Cream Boots (mesh)*

Necklace – Lolapop! – La Demonia Necklace – Pink*

Hair – Sadistic Hacker – Meltdown – Fuchsia

+++Blue Blood+++ Nina for Horror Haute

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Have you heard of Horror Haute?  It’s a monthly sale event that occurs during the last week of the month, showcasing dark and creepy stuff.  But, not everything is horrific, some of the items offered are just goth, and some are even cute. lol  But Ghani’s offering from Blue Blood is girly and goth at the same time.  I’ll show you what I mean.

How cute is this?!  But look closely coz amidst that colorful, flirty outfit are hands covered in dried blood!  Yes, that’s Horror Haute, baby!  I had to wear my awesome Bax boots coz, hey, I paid a fortune for them, and you’re going to have to look at them a few times at least. lol  The piercings are again from HoD, for Horror Haute, but I’ve changed from the silver color to the pomegranate to better matchy matchy.  Speaking of matching, I squealed with delight when I put on this Anarin hair, the newest release from ploom.  New to the ploom line are these cool, streaked, almost-neon colors.  They just sealed the “look” of this outfit for me!  I wish I had taken a pic of the back of this hairstyle.  It has a low-slung pony in back, and the streaked colors look so pretty running throughout.  My cute lolipop and tongue, as well as the poses are from Lolapop (heh, heh – lolipop/lolapop!) for the Starlust Gacha Carnaval.  And would you believe that I had no idea that the HoD piercing included a tongue piercing!  Imagine my surprise when my mouth popped open and voila!  another piercing!  Coool.  Ah, one last thing – those purty purple eyes – they were free with the rez day gift that Boo gave out a few weeks ago for VoiD group members.  Well, hope you enjoyed.  If so, run over to Blue Blood and nab this little number at a very special price before Horror Haute ends.  You’ve got until the 31st!  Oh, just a heads up – Blue Blood *just* moved – be sure to grab the new LM below!

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

Details:

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

Dress – +++Blue Blood+++ – Nina – for Horror Haute*

Hair – ploom – Anarin*

Boots – Bax Coen – Ankle Boots Red Patent

Piercings – HoD – Corona Radiata Prt. 1 F – Pomegranate*

Skin – Glam Affair – Linn – Darkness D – TDR

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

Eyeliner – Virtual/Insanity – Cleo Liner – Bordeau Rose*

Eyes – VoiD – Scritch – Song – Eyes

Lashes by Beetlebones

Poses and Prop by Lolapop!* for the Starlust Gacha Carnival

Squeek!

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I saw this cute grey dress on sale at Squeek for Woeful Wednesday, so yeah, I’m a bit late blogging it.  Who knows?  Maybe the vendor hasn’t been changed yet.  In any case, it’s a pretty dress that caught my eye, so I took some pics and hell yeah, I’m gonna blog it!

I’m wearing some of the same items from the new Dressing Room collection that I blogged yesterday – the bare feet from YS&YS, the skin from Glam Affair, the lipstick from Fishy Strawberry.  I’m also wearing again the new piercing for Horror Haute from Haus of Darcy.  I am wearing a couple of new items, though.  The Tortured Love Choker is new from Lolapop, also for Horror Haute.  It features Lola’s signature skeleton hands tearing a red heart, mounted on a black ribbon.  My hair is a new release from Analog Dog.  I mentioned yesterday that I visited the store recently and was shocked at how much new I had missed.  Yes, I bought a *lot* of hair!  This one is called Sapphire and comes with the chest attachment piece to avoid the hair/avatar body collision problem.  I love Analog Dog’s hair textures and this style is so soft, sensuous, and feminine with the heavy drape across the face.  Well, if you see anything you like here, just find the taxi below and go shop ’til you drop!

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

Details:

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

Dress – Squeek – Lighter than a Feather – Dark

Skin – Glam Affair – Linn – Darkness D – for TDR

Lipstick – Fishy Strawberry – Makeup – Allure – Faded Lipstick – for TDR

Eyeliner – Virtual/Insanity – Cleo Liner – Dark Night*

Footsies – YS&YS – Barefeet 2.0 for TDR

Piercings – HoD – Corona Radiata Prt. 1 F – Silver Lining* – for Horror Haute

Hair – Analog Dog – Sapphire – Dark Grey (worn with shoulder attachment)

Necklace – Lolapop! – Tortured Love Choker – for Horror Haute*

Bracelets – Schadenfreude – An Ostentation Bracelet – for FLUX

Sexy New Corsets from Angel Dessous; Lots of Goodies from The Dressing Room

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Yep, Angel Dessous released the most gorgeous sculpted corsets recently.  Yep, they’re sculpted, not mesh, so for those of you still reticent to try the mesh viewer, these are for you!  Also, I’m sure there are some whose computers just can’t run the newer viewers that render mesh.  I know because my old laptop just crashes when I try to run the newer viewers.  So, as I said, everyone should be able to enjoy these beautiful corsets.  Warning!  Partial nudity!

Look at those textures!  They are so realistic.  I love the black lace insets – they’re partially transparent just like real lace so you can see the skin underneath.  The other parts are as complexly textured as brocade.  Even my beast of a computer can’t capture the sheen of the textures, you know the way gold thread shimmers in the light?  These corsets have just that much realism.  They come in several other patterns/colors, but this is one is called Asia Sign.  My hair is a newer release from Analog Dog – the Ciera style – which comes with the braid attachment for your chest.  Right – it’s not mesh, either.  Analog Dog released a few new styles yesterday, and when I ran over to check them out, I realized I hadn’t been there in ages!  Let’s just say I bought a lot of hair yesterday!  My skin is a new addition from Glam Affair purchased at the newest edition of the Dressing Room.  It’s wonderfully dark and gothy!  I’ve added some new lipstick, which is also available at the Dressing Room from Fishy Strawberry. It’s a pack of lipstick and eyeshadows in different combinations on tattoo layers.  Finally, my piercings are the new release from HoD – Haus of Darcy, the Corona Radiata Piercings – for Horror Haute.  I’m wearing only the face set, but it comes with a chest set as well.  It also comes in both male and female versions and many, many colors – from silver to black to red to purple.

For a skirt to wear with this corset, I chose Aura’s lovely Low Rise Boho skirt in Grass Light which was on sale (along with lots of other items store-wide) around St. Paddy’s Day.  The texture is amazing.  I can almost feel it’s slight roughness.  I love how the small piping on the waistband of the skirt mimicks the colors in the corset.  You could totally wear these corsets with just about anything – other lingerie, some hot leather pants, a pencil skirt, just about anything! Oh!  One last thing for real!  Do you see my bare feet?  I think I’m the only fashionista on the grid who has never bought the SLink bare feet.  No idea why; I just have never gotten around to it.  But, lookee here!  These are from YS&YS for (again) the Dressing Room!  They have a nice HUD to change the toe nail colors, the rings (on/off/metal color), and of course color matches for the YS&YS skin tones, plus an RGB script for exact matching to other skin brands.  For well under L$100, these are a total bargain!

So, to sum up – awesome corset – so run to Angel Dessous; awesome new hair – so run to Analog Dog; and lots of awesome new things at the Dressing Room – so fly, you fools! (forgive my LOTR reference lol)

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

Details:

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

Corset – Angel Dessous – Corset 002 – AsiaSign*

Skirt – Aura – Low Rise Boho (mesh) Skirt – Grass Light

Hair – Analog Dog – Ciera – Soft Black (worn with braid)

Skin – Glam Affair – Linn – Darkness D – TDR

Makeup – Fishy Strawberry – Allure Makeup – Faded Lipstick Brick – TDR

Eyeliner – Virtual/Insanity – Cleo Liner – Dark Night*

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

Bare Feet – YS&YS – Barefeet 2.o – TDR

Pasties by Blacklace

Poses by Lolapop*, ploom*, pda for Collabor88, and aDORKable (various)

Lolapop and Schadenfreude for Etheria

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Etheria 2, Painted Ladies, When Jewelers Dream is going on until January 8 on the Amira sim.  Usually, the clothing is the main event, with jewelry considered an accessory.  With Etheria, the jewelry is the main event – each jewelry designer, invited to participate by the event organizer, in turn chose a clothing designer to create an outfit to complement the jewelry.  The theme this time around is Painted Ladies – focusing on those special ladies that kept the Miner 49ers company on those chilly nights after a long day of panning for gold during the California Gold Rush of 1849.  Tonight I’m going to showcase the collaboration between two of my favorite designers – Lola Hienrichs of Lolapop! and Allegory Malaprop of Schadenfreude.  Since the jewelry is the focus, I’ll show you the closeup first. 🙂

Lola designed a cameo and pearls set called Cosette.  (Cosette is a character in Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables, btw).  The choker and earrings come in either black pearls (shown here) or white.  The cameo design is that of open red and yellow roses, along with greenery and a rosebud, surrounded by a silver frame embellished with silver leaves and roses.   To complement the Cosette set, Allegory chose to focus on a dress that evoked that special class of lady of ill-repute – the madame of the house.  Often, these ladies were so well-off that they were able to import the latest fashions from the streets of Paris and London.  Allegory tells us that the dresses are named for Pearl deVere, one of those “classy” ladies who commanded a hefty price for her services and for those of her girls as well.

DeVere comes in six colors, including the scarlet shown above, and the black I’ll show you next.  The outfit comes with lots of pieces, including a rigged mesh skirt with attached bustle in two sizes (try a demo to make sure it fits you), as well as the mesh bustle alone in two sizes.  It also comes with lace stockings, a black undershirt and bloomers, bloomer and undershirt ruffles, ruffled sleeves, and a jacket.  The ruffled pieces are all sculpted bits that are easily resizeable.  As you can see, there are various wear options with this beautiful outfit.  The fleur-de-lis patterned brocade of the dress texture is beautifully done, and the golden buttons with fleur-de-lis sets off the dress nicely.  The dress left nothing to be desired, but I’d expect nothing less from a pro like Allegory.  As I mentioned to her, she is one of the handful of people that *define* SL for me.  What would SL be without her giant elephant shaped store and her fantastic, whimsical collaborations with her friend hyasinth tiramisu of Silentsparrow?  For me, SL would be just a bit too boring without them around.

Although the focus of this post is on the clothing and jewelry, I have to put in a few words about the gorgeous boots.  These are one of the latest releases from Lassitude & Ennui – another bastion of SL fashion.  I think my very first pair of SL shoes were from them – way back in 2007.  These particular boots, Selene, are on sale for the La Venta Eventa for only L$60 – a true bargain for boots of this quality and beauty!  Finally, the elegant hair I’m wearing was a Christmas-time release from Amacci.  It’s an attachment that must be worn with a hairbase, but Amacci generously provides those for free.  If you need hairbases, this is the place to go because Amacci has every color under the sun – one to match *any* hair you own.

Here is the black version of deVere – it’s so elegant.  I love the double-breasted buttons on the jacket.  And look how the mesh skirt moves with you so beautifully!  The shoes I’m wearing here are also from Lassitude & Ennui – the Arcanist shoes in black.  They’re perfect for a “period” look such as this.

Well, I hope you enjoyed my little post.  If you’d like to see some artful, on location photos of this outfit, check my flickr page by clicking the link to the left!  Until next time…

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

Details:

Nos. 1 and 3:

Dress – Schadenfreude at Etheria – deVere – Black*

Jewelry – Lolapop! at Etheria – Cosette Pearl Set – Black*

Shoes – Lassitude & Ennui – Selene

Hair – Amacci – Lily – Black Coal (worn with hairbase)*

Eyes – Poetic Colors – Moon – Autumn (bright) – freebie!

Skin – Belleza – Lily Pale Dark – Christmas Gift

No. 2:

Dress – Schadenfreude at Etheria – deVere – Scarlet*

Shoes – Lassitude & Ennui – The Arcanist – Black

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

+++Blue Blood+++ – Latest Releases – Dahlia and Coppelia

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Hey, Des is bloggin’!  I made the “mistake” of updating my Firestorm viewer last week, and of course, all hell broke loose.  It happens every time I update a viewer.  My main problem was textures not loading.  Makes it kind of hard to blog an outfit when half of it is grey.  Sigh.  So, the problem is (mostly) resolved; I’ve also decided to just work around it as much as possible.

So, last week’s release from Blue Blood was the incredible Dahlia gown.  It comes with three different skirt styles, plus lots of fancy, sculpted add-ons.

The composite above actually shows all three skirts.  The skirt on the far right is open in the front, but you can’t tell from the side.  The sculpted skirt top on the far right skirt can be worn with all the skirts if you wish, or can be worn with just the lingerie undies for an uber-sexy fetish look – think underbust corset, bare bosoms, stockings, garters, and the sculpted skirt piece.  Ooh la la!  I didn’t show you the open front skirt head-on coz my main problem last week was that the textures on the stockings just would not rez!  I tried everything, too.  Ghani even sent me brand new copies, but nothing helped.  So, I just decided to blog the outfit like this.  Ok, here’s a closeup of Dahlia.

This skin is one of the latest releases from Matrioska, Blue Blood’s skin store.  This one is called Domina and comes with and without teeth, and with both black and red lipstick.  With the super-gaunt cheeks, it’s a great goth look.   As usual, the outfit is so opulent that it’s not necessary to accessorize much.  I did choose a wonderfully flamboyant hair from RedMint, called simply enough No. 11, coz of the feathers and skully gothic hairpins.  I think it looks even better with the next Blue Blood release – Coppelia.

I must admit that Coppelia is a new favorite of mine.  It has everything I love in an outfit – great textures, of course, plus an open-front, bustled in the back, burlesque skirt.  It has crow feathers – I love crows!  And it has something unusual and not seen on every other burlesque skirt on the grid – that interesting rope-like layer.  Yeah, my descriptive skills are sucking at the moment.  But you can see what I mean.  A picture is worth a thousand words, yada, yada, yada.

I’m also wearing the Domina skin with the red lipstick, and I’ve addded some sexy, gothic western boots from -=Forsaken=-.  The boots come in two styles – this one colorfully named “Step on My Fuckin’ Boots, I DARE ya!”, and a slightly less kick-ass version called Skull Crusher Boots.  I say slightly less kick ass coz they’re a bit plainer – without the spikey studs and dangly chains.  Oh!  The necklace!  I love this one, too.  It’s from Lolapop! and it’s called Corvus – which is the latin name for crows!  The pendant has a silver crow skull on a black cameo background, and the chain is studded with red stones.  The Corvus set includes earrings, bracelets, the necklace, and the cute little hat worn above – awesome!

Ok, one more pic for you – a closeup of the sexy -=Forsaken=- boots, along with a gratuitious shot of Coppelia, just becoz I really like the pose.  😀

Yummy, no?!  Chains, skulls, and spikey studs.  What’s not to love? 😀  The boots come in several other colors besides this sexy red, including purple, black, and a darker, oxblood red.

So, I hope you enjoyed.  If so, your shopping list is below.  Until next time…

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

Details:

No. 1:

Dress – +++Blue Blood+++ – Dahlia – Teal*

Skin – [Matrioska] – Domina – Black Lips*

Hair – (R e d)Mint – No. 11 (F) – Black

Boots – -=Forsaken=- – Skull Crushers – Black*

Bracelet – Lolapop! – Corvus Cameo Bracelet*

No. 2:

Dress – +++Blue Blood+++ – Coppelia – Red*

Skin – [Matrioska] – Domina – Red Lips*

Boots – -=Forsaken=- – Step on My Fuckin’ Boots, I DARE ya! – Red*

Earrings, Hat, and Necklace – Lolapop! – Corvus Cameo set*

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

Rotten Toe – For Your Halloween Costuming Needs

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Yeah, post titles suck.  I notice the trend is to name one’s post after the song one is listening to at the moment.  I hate that, honestly.  I think post titles should have at least *something* to do with the post.  But anywho…. (beware…rant coming…scroll past if you just want to see the purty pictures) I hate SL.  Ok, that’s not entirely true.  I hate the new mesh viewers and what they’re doing to my SL.  Why the hell did the powers that be rush mesh into the mainstream before the viewers were ready?  Why am I so p.o.’d at the moment?  Well, because I’ve been wearing the same outfits for over a week now, trying to get SL to work so that I could blog them.  First, I had a problem rezzing mesh – using the Firestorm Mesh viewer.  WTF?  Then when I shifted to the SL 3.whatever viewer, my eyes were bugged out.  Try to take a nice fashion photo when your eyeballs are floating past your bottom lids.  And I read the wikis, jiras, whatever, and tried the fixes they recommended.  Nothing helped.  It just makes it really hard to be a responsible blogger when you can’t freaking take pictures to blog.  Sigh.  (ok, rant over…)

So, Rotten Toe released some cute dresses, eyes, and a skin for Halloween.  I love Rotten Toe – the textures are damn-near perfect, the styles are always exactly what I want and unusual enough to pique my interest.  Here’s the first dress I’ll show you, simply called Halloween Dress.

It is quite Halloweeny, but some of us dress like this all year round. 😀  I love the sculpted skulls above the bows at the waist, and I love the gartered tights.  Yes, they are purple.  I double checked my worn tab coz the other release from Rotten Toe is a purple dress, and I thought I’d forgotten to remove the tights, but no, this dress comes with purple tights.  I’m wearing an old release from Lapointe and Bastchild – the awesome Gothic Platform Boots.  That’s because the Dilly Dolls boots that I wanted to wear (a newer item) would not load (see previous rant).  But that’s ok – with apologies to Oriana Kuhr, who tried to help me with my rezzing problems – these L&B boots are kickass.  The bloody tattoo and cute wittle batwing tophat are from Forsaken – a new favorite store of mine for cool accessories.  The necklace is rather new from Lolapop, which is (still, I think) having an in-store hunt for Halloween themed jewelry.  The earrings are pretty old – they’re from Perturb/ation, which I’m not sure even still exists.  But they made the most amazing gothic jewelry at very reasonable prices.

Here’s a closeup to show you all the amazing jewelry, etc.  The bracelet and mouthie is fromLouLou&C0. – so much awesome in that store, I can’t help drooling.  The hair is from Vanity, which is such a hit or miss store for me.  Usually, the styles are so outlandish that they’re just not for me.  But then, every now and then, she releases something just perfect for me.  That’s because she’s always trying to design something unusual and different.  I admire that so much, don’t you?  This style is a recent release called Mimmi and I love how the front strands frame my cheekbones.  I had to add some cheekbone contouring makeup from Cheap Makeup, that I admit I saw blogged by someone else.  I love cheekbones, so I had to go grab this.  And while we’re on the subject of skin, this is a very recent group gift from [VoiD], called Candy – Bare.  Since it is a bare skin, I added tons of tattoo layer makeups to enhance it.  Let’s see – eye makeup from Kyoot (from the Feline series – old), the aforementioned cheek contouring makeup, and a lipstick from [VoiD] called Lil Vamp – you get fangs (which are partially hidden by my LouLou&Co. Pussycat Mouthchain).  Oh, you also get a much better look at these beautiful eyes, called Glassy Eyes (blue) from Rotten Toe.

Man, I’m long-winded!  Does anyone even read all this stuff I write? lol  Anyway, here’s the other Halloween outfit from Rotten Toe – the PuffPuff Dress.

Cute, no?!  It comes with options, too, as you’ll see in the next pic.  But first, some details – the boots are from Gos – they were the FLF item last week.  The necklace is from GField, part of her Halloween subscribo gift (also comes with a dress), and the colorful skin is the new release from Blue Blood’s skin line, Matrioska, called Fae Skin.  I’m so excited that Ghani has branched into skin making!

I’m also wearing last week’s new hair from ploom (see previous rant about why I’m so late), called Mina.  I also added some bracelets/cuffs from LouLou&Co – the Crepuscule set.  These aren’t new,  but there are plenty of discount offerings from LouLou&Co right now in a similar vein.  (See previous comment about LouLou&Co and how droolworthy everything there is.)  Ok, I saved the next shot for last so that my bewbs wouldn’t be plastered across the feeds.  Hopefully, this will fall after a “cut.”

This is a different skirt for the PuffPuff Dress – it has a black bustle instead of a purple one, and I’ve removed the undershirt and worn the pasties instead.  If you want to be daring – this is the option for you!  😀  Check out that texturing on the corset – how there’s a fade to checkered beneath the floral design – gorgeous work!

Well, that’s it for me, I’m off to do some lesson planning in RL.  Hopefully, I’ll be able to log into SL without too many problems later today.  There are so many hunts and sales to hit!

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

Details:

No. 1 :

Dress – Rotten Toe – Halloween Dress

Eyes – Rotten Toe – Glassy Eyes – Blue

Bracelet – LouLou&C0 – Morte Mia – Black

Mouth dangly – LouLou&Co – Pussycat Mouthchain

Tattoo – Forsaken – Voodoo Love

Hat – Forsaken – Gone Batty Mini Tophat – Monochrome

Necklace – Lolapop! – Los Muertos Necklace – Orange

Hair – Vanity Hair – Mimmi HP – Noir (worn with included hairbase)

Skin – [VoiD] – Candy – Bare – Ivory – New Generation (group gift)

Eyemakeup – Kyoot – Feline – Soft Brown

Cheeks – Cheap Makeup – Cheekbone Contouring – Medium

Lips – [VoiD] – Lil Vamp – Fangs – Burden (Gloss) – very cheap fatpack at Spooky You

Boots – Lapointe & Bastchild – Gothic Platforms – Jeweled

Earrings – Perturb/ation – Halloween Piercing

No. 2:

Dress – Rotten Toe – PuffPuff Dress – Purple

Skin – Matrioska – Fae Skin

Choker – GField – Spider Choker – Purple

Bracelets – LouLou&Co – Crepuscule V1

Hair – ploom – Mina (Streaked) – Blacks

Boots – GOS – Mesh Wellingtons in Aubergine (yeah, these rezzed just fine – go figure!)

Beauty Killer – Hocus Pocus

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Beauty Killer put out these uber cute dresses inspired by the 1993 Disney Halloween movie Hocus Pocus and I just had to show them to you.  It took me longer than I thought it would to snap the pics because first my inventory was being stupid and not loading, so I had to clear my cache.  Then I had to wait forever for it to reload completely.  149k items takes awhile. :/  Then SL was being really stupid and not rezzing anything, plus I kept getting error messages saying “item not found” in my inventory.  Gah!  I thought I’d never finish this photo shoot.  Anyway, enough of my griping.  Here are the cute dresses!

Hocus Pocus comes in five different color combinations.  Above is the most Halloweeny of them all – black and orange.  The dress includes the hat and the stripey stockings.  I love the netting on the skirt!  The necklace was available at the 4.44.444 event from Lolapop, but may still be available at the mainstore now.  The hair is the new group gift mesh hair from Exile.  You get this color (brown and purple) and also a blonde with blue streaks.   The skin is new from ploom – it’s Maia in the new-for- Halloween makeup called Living Doll.  Love it!  It has those wonderful, subtle veins showing under the translucent skin – like a proper vampire/living dead skin should.

Here’s another fun color combination – green/purple.  I’ve added a spider choker that came with G Field’s subscriber gift dress.  If you didn’t get it, run over to G Field and hit the subscriber to sign up or check history if you’re already a member.  Oh, the shoes are from G Field, too, but I’ve blogged them before. 🙂

And finally, here are the final three color combinations for Hocus Pocus – Teal/Purple, Red/Olive, and Red/Wine.  Well, hope you enjoyed my ramblings, etc.  Until next time…

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

Details:

Dresses – Beauty Killer – Hocus Pocus*

Hair – Exile – Mesh Group Gift – Brown/Purple

Skin – ploom – Maia – Vanilla – Living Doll*

Shoes – G Field – Strap Shoes Alex – Patent Black

Eyes – AVid – Demonia

Necklace (Photo 1) – Lolapop! – Mercedes Necklace – Skully Version*

Choker (Photo 2) – G Field – Spider Choker – Purple

Necklace (Photo 3) – Lolapop! – Red Stars Necklace*

Items marked with * denote review copies.  Muchas gracias, merci beaucoup, and many thanks to the wonderful designers that support my acquisitive obsession with SL fashion.