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

Malfean Visions – Gogo

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I enjoy the monthly 25 for 25 Hunt.  There are usually pics on the hunt’s website of the prizes offered (see warning at the end of the post),  the items are not impossible to find, and the price is L$25 – pretty reasonable.  The hunt prize from Malfean Visions (:{MV}:) this round is a cute outfit that includes legwarmer boots.  Check it out.

MV Gogo for 25 for 25 comp

MV is one of my fave stores coz Loki has excellent weekly sales (usually on weekends), and she participates in sales events and hunts often, so it’s always possible to get something on sale.  Not to mention, her texturing and sculpting skills are top-notch.  I hope my pics do her work justice; I decided to practice my green screen removal techniques, so we have a rather vanilla three pic comp here.

Let’s see, what else am I wearing?  My skin is from Belleza – the Ria skin available for a special price at Collabor88.  Naturally, I picked the most dramatic makeup option. My hair is the newest release from Magika called Many.  I’m so happy Ms. Gully is still creating hair – she’s such a pro.  My jewelry is not new; you can see the particulars in the credits below.

Now, the warning.  Anyone who reads my blog knows I’m not a drama queen.  Since I am, in a way, promoting the 25 for 25 Hunt in this blog today, I feel compelled to let you know that the hunt pic for BSD Design Studio is *not* the prize you are buying for L$25.  No, it is simply the *location* of the hunt item.  Imagine my disappointment when I opened the box, thinking I was getting a really amazing pair of shoes for a measly L$25, and I find instead a little purse.  I never wear purses in SL.  Meh.  Deleted.  L$25 down the drain.  You are hereby warned. 🙂  (By the way, I’m not alleging any intentional attempt to deceive by anyone; most likely, it was an honest mistake.  See?  Not a drama queen, just a fan of truth in advertising.)

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

Details:

Outfit with Legwarmer Boots – Malfean Visions (:{MV}:) – Gogo Outfit

Skin – Belleza – Ria Pale 2 Dk – at Collabor88

Hair – Magika – Many

Earrings – Sn@tch – Legion Jewelry Set

Bracelet – LouLou&Co – Asteroid – Red

Eyes by IKON

Lashes by Beetlebones

And after Four Months Away… Post Number 501

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Yeah, so I got a little busy in Real Life – a lot busy, actually.  I continued to work full-time, took an online Spanish course, and spent a month in Mexico.  My daughter graduated from high school and I had to try to get her ready for college.  I spent a week without power after a very annoying hurricane.  Yes, a busy, busy time.  In all honesty, Second Life was the furthest thing from my mind for months.  But after five years inworld, it’s sort of in my blood.  I can’t imagine quitting totally.

So, since I’ve been so out of the loop (what’s with the prim boobs?!) this post will probably be full of old news.  Yet, the best way to get back on the horse is to simply put your feet in the stirrups and step up.  This is my attempt at riding the pony again.

When I came back inworld after my long absence, I discovered that Perfect Wardrobe had a burlesque theme – what a great welcome back “gift” for myself!  So, I grabbed this sexy Voulez Vous outfit from Sakide, the Burlesque Skull rings and nails from Utopia, and the Voulez Vous tattoo from Delusions.  I threw on some older items like my gorgeous Flutter boots in Cardinal from Lassitude & Ennui, and my gorgeous Dulce Muerte necklace, Rama nose chain, and Nora earrings from LouLou&Co.  To finish it off, I chose this recent hairdo from R e d m i n t called Hair Mesh No. 2 in Off Black with Cashmere Red streaks, and couldn’t resist this still new-to-me skin from Illusory called Love – Milk – Frenchie that I picked up months ago.  Yummy!

Sadly, Perfect Wardrobe has a new set of items out, but if you like anything you see here, perhaps you’ll be able to find them at the mainstores.  Thanks so much to those who kept reading my blog during my long absence.  I hope this new addition pleased you!

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

Bubblez Does Burlesque

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Well, you must know that I love burlesque.  The clothes are so sexy despite the fact that they often don’t reveal much.  It’s the fantasy that’s so sexy, I guess.  But anyway, Bubblez Designs has a rather new burlesque outfit that I think is super sexy and cute at the same time.

I love the little dangling bodice that gives you a glance of nipple hiding behind the black lace bra.  So sexy!  The outfit includes the cute hat, too.  I’ve added quite a few accessories because I went on a bit of a shopping binge last weekend (and then RL promptly kicked my butt and wouldn’t allow me to log in for a week.  Typical.)  So, I’m wearing an amazing jewelry set from +:+WTG+:+ called Dragon Fes.  Do you see that awesome monocle?  It’s a dragon head over the nose with his curled tail forming the monocle.  Love it!  The glass is color-change via click, too.  Dragon Fes also has two different bracelets – I’m wearing both of them as well – one on each wrist.  One is leather with silver accents, and the other is all silver.  The eyewear and bracelets are sold separately.  I love my necklace, too!  It’s from LouLou&Co. and you know how great her jewelry is!  Well, if you don’t, then you owe it to yourself to check it out!  This is the Dulce Muerte (ah, Sweet Death!) V1 necklace.  There’s also a version 2 that’s a bit different (bloodier if I recollect correctly).  My earrings and skin are both from the latest Collabor88.  The skin is by Illusory, of course, another makeup of the Love skin that is probably the best damned bargain on the grid for only L$88!  The mesh Eiffel Tower earrings are from Intrigue & Co., also for Collabor88.  My boots are from Lapointe & Bastchild (told you that you’d see these again lol); these are the gorgeous Angeline ankle boots.  My hair is a subscriber gift from Truth that I’m sure everyone has seen blogged by now.  It was sent out for Easter and is called Bunny.  Thank you, Truth, for gifting us a style that we can wear all year round!  This one is uber cute, too!

I hope to be back soon, but until then…

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!

Outfit with Hat – Bubblez Designs – Burlesque*

Skin – Illusory – Love – Milk – Frenchie – for Collabor88

Boots – Lapointe & Bastchild – Angeline Ankle Boots – Black*

Necklace – LouLou&Co – Dulce Muerte V.1*

Bangles & Monocle – +:+WTG+:+ – Dragon Fes*

Earrings – Intrigue & Co. – Eiffel Tower Earrings – Beige (mesh) – for Collabor88

Hair – TRUTH – Bunny – Quince

Eyes – IKON – Utopia – Silver

The Amazing Chrysalis – Now at Gypset Market

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Have you heard of the Gypset Market?  It’s a sale event for BeStyle Magazine Group and features many wonderful designers, most of whom are Italian by nationality, if I’m not mistaken.  To purchase most of the items (if not all), you need to join the BeStyle Magazine Group (free to join) and wear your group tag.  I found Chrysalis through the Gypset Market.  Chrysalis is another one of those stores that, until now, have flown below my SL fashion radar.  Well, no longer!  I was very impressed with Kristine Lowey’s offering for the Gypset event and had to run over to snag it.  Once I had tried it on, I was drooling – really.  That’s how wonderful this outfit is!  I had to run over and check out the rest of her store.  I was *very* impressed.  As soon as I gather enough lindens, I’m going back there, for sure!  But what the heck am I rambling on about?  Well, here ya go!

I love *everything* about this outfit!  From the feathery skirt to the tassled cone-bras with the swirly concentric circles; from the jaunty bowler with the raggedy flower to the flouncy jabot and the sexy fishnet stocking, this outfit just rocks!  It’s a special color (and a gorgeous red it is) for the Gypset Market.  You can find the outfit in navy blue, black, and maybe white (if my memory serves me correctly) at the main store.  Let me tell you how much I loved this outfit.  None of the boots in my ginormous, ridiculously overstuffed, bursting at the seams inventory did it justice.  Yes, that’s right, this outfit made me go shopping – at Bax Coen where I picked up these gorgeous red ankle boots that matched to a T.  How much do you love how the skin matches?!  It was a group gift (still available? not sure!) from Aura.  (I’m a loooooong time fan of Tyr Rozenblum from waaaaaaay back!)  The hair is also a group gift (probably still available) from Emo-tions.  If you join Emo-tions, you’ll soon have a ton of new hairstyles and outfits because many, many old group gifts are still sitting out in vendors on the wall and piled in gift boxes in front.  Just wear your group tag and “fill your boots” as my Scottish friend used to say.  I found these earrings in my inventory; they’re an old hunt gift from Ear Candy (probably one of the Starlust sim hunts from way back).  They were the perfect shade to matchy matchy.  For the wrist warmers/cuffs, I went with LouLou&Co.’s Tango in Crepescule Red.  Finally, I was feeling like a pretty badazz fashionista and decided I needed to add my Kitty Galore Sharp Claws from Virtual/Insanity.  I think they’re mostly hidden in the pics above though. :/

Well, that’s about all.  I took another pic and GIMPed it a bit for effect;  if you’d like to see, it’s on my flickr.  Actually it’s probably on the left side bar of the blog here. lol  Anyway, if you want this outfit at a *very* special price, you need to run over to the Gypset Market by March 25!  Until next time…

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

Details:

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

Outfit with Hat – Chrysalis – Poetic – Red – Gypset Market

Hair – Emo-tions – Claire – Red – Group Gift

Skin – Aura – Helena – Love Notes – Paper (special tone) group gift

Boots – Bax Coen – Ankle Boots Red Patent

Earrings – Ear Candy – Red Hot Earrings – Ruby large

Wristwarmers/Cuffs – LouLou&Co – Tango – Crepescule Red*

Claws – Virtual/Insanity – Kitty Galore Sharp Claws*

Lashes by Beetlebones

Eyes by IKON (formerly Fashism)

Virtual Insanity 3rd Anniversary Sale

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Hello, freaky people!  Well, my new desktop has finally come in and I’m as happy as a pig in slop.  So far, no crashes even though I’m running at ultra with all the sliders maxed out.  Niiiiiice.  Plus, things rez super fast.  Now, I just need the free time to play with it to see what it can really do!

So these items are from Virtual/Insanity’s Third Anniversary sale which began March 3rd and ends March 9 at midnight.  Participating stores include Virtual/Insanity (of course), as well as LouLou&Co, Bubble, Razorblade Jacket, Hysteria, Sakide, and Repulse, each of whom is displaying up to 3 new items for these special days !  The items are specially priced at either 33, 66 or 99L, so there’s something for almost any budget.  There’s also a mini-hunt going on, but I just found out about that!  I’ll have to go back and check that out.

So, this dress is from Sakide – it also comes in white and pink – called the Insanely Cute Dress.  The gloves are LouLou&Co’s offering – Lolita gloves in three patterns.  The cute wedge shoes are Virtual/Insanity’s offering.  They also come in three different patterns for the event. The wedges have prim toes and come with a HUD to change the skin color and toenail polish.  Cute!   Finally, the necklace is a recent release from Virtual/Insanity – the Fang Yin necklace.  Oh, I can’t forget the hair – this is the new release from ploom called Addie.  It’s Helyanwe’s first mesh release!  It comes with and without the streaks, and the hairbands are color-change, too.

Okey dokey.  That’s it for now.  Until next time…

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

Details:

Dress – Sakide – Insanely Cute Dress – Black

Hair – ploom – Addie – Blacks – Streaked (Mesh)

Gloves – LouLou&Co – Gloves – Lolita – Black

Shoes – Virtual/Insanity – Polka Wedge Slippers – Polka Red

Necklace – Virtual/Insanity – Fang Yin Necklace

Skin – Atomic – Lien – Ivory – (LB) – Love (former TDR Blue item)

Lashes by Beetlebones (Mesh)

Eyes by Fashism

RedMint – Sexy Drawup Tops

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I wanted to show you some sexy tops Redmint released recently.  They are fully sculpted and come with no system layers, but they fit me like a dream – absolutely no resizing was necessary.  I just had to raise them up a little.  Love at first wear!

They come in three styles and many, many colors.  You can choose from no straps, both straps, or one strap hanging down like I’m wearing above.  I’m also wearing the Atomic TDR Blue skin I wore yesterday coz I’m a long-time fan of Atomic skins.  My hair is a new release from Exile, also for TDR Blue.  The pants are a still-new release from Dilly Dolls, and the boots are not new, but still made of awesomeness, from Death Row Designs.

I am full of holes tonight lol.  My facial piercings are from ni.ju (the nose and undereye piercing) and LouLou&C0 (the lip piercings).  You’ve seen me wear the lip piercings before.  I just love this style with the little crosses.  The nose/cheek piercings are new from ni.ju for the Perfect Wardrobe.  You get four styles in the pack – each represents an element, like water, fire, earth, wind.  This one is wind, by the way.  Of course my amazing rings/nails are from +:+WTG+:+ – blogged yesterday and still amazing.  Check them out!  I’m actually wearing even more holes in my poor avi body.  Check out my back.

These are Haus of Darcy’s Mess of Metal Part 2 piercings which are available right now for Horror Haute.  You get the spine and tailbone piercings for both male and female shapes, plus the tattoo layer bruises.  Ouch!   Here are a few more colors of the Drawup Tops.

As I said, they come in lots of colors – just a few are shown here.  And you can see the three different styles you get for each color.  Ok, I’m off to find more red hair.  I’m on a redhead kick ever since I put on that sexy red hair from lamb!  Until next time…

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

Details:

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

Tops – ( r e d ) m i n t – DrawUp Tops*

Pants – Dilly Dolls – Nessa – Dark Jeans – Black*

Skin – ATOMIC – Lien Ivory (LB) – Love – TDR exclusive

Piercings – Haus of Darcy – Mess of Metal Part 2 -Razor*

Bruises – +Nuuna+ – part of Mess of Metal piercings*

Facial Piercing – ni.ju – Celtizine Piercing – wind (Perfect Wardrobe special)

Lip Piercing – LouLou&Co – Piercing – Lips – Lucky Cross V.3*

Hair – Exile – Magda – Cayenne (TDR Blue)

Nails/Rings – +:+WTG+:+ – KxR – Jeweled Nails (single)*

Cigarette – Virtual/Insanity – Lucky Stroke Ciggie – Smoked – Polka/Black*

Boots – Death Row Designs – Lazy Heels v2.0 – black*

Lashes by Beetlebones

Socks by Tyranny

Eyes by IKON (formerly Fashism)