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

I Heart Role Play

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

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

DE Designs Carmina_003

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

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

DE Designs Carmina_008

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

DE Designs Carmina_007

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

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

Details:

Outfit – DE Designs – Carmina – Black*

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

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

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

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

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

Cloak – FATEplay – Cloak – Kollo – Midnight

Boots – Lapointe & Bastchild – Elise Ankle Boots Patent Black

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

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

Poses by ploom*

Lashes by Beetlebones

Eyes by IKON

Photos taken on location at Silent Hills.

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

Bubblez Designs – Kyo

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Man, my Gimping skills have gotten seriously noobish.  I played around with some shots I took of Bubblez Designs’ newest outfit, tried to make a cute composite, and this is what I ended up with….

BB Kyo

Apologies to all.  I promise to work harder on recovering what little skills I possessed a few years ago. But I do like the outfit and hope you do, too.  It comes with almost everything seen here – the little horns, mesh dress (quite revealing on the sides), pitchfork, and boots.  I added some leggings I found in my inventory, as well as some pasties to hide the nips a bit.  I’m also wearing one of three Christmas gift skins for Belleza group members – Mya is my favorite!  Such a generous gift!  You get three separate skins in a gazillion tones, all with black, blonde, or red brows.  My hair is one of ploom’s latest – one of the specially priced daily deals during the holidays, and finally, I’m wearing some lovely new IKON mesh eyes.  The instructions for fitting were a bit complicated, so I’m not sure if I’m wearing them correctly, but they look fine to me.

Thanks for reading, and happy hunting, gathering, shopping, etc. *mwah*!

Credits:

Outfit (including parts described above) – Bubblez Designs – Kyo Outfit

Hair – ploom – Josefine (streaks) – Monotone

Skin – Belleza – Mya Pale Xmas Gift

Eyes – IKON – Spectral Eyes – Wight (mesh)

Complete Avatars from Deathrow Designs – the DRD Dolls

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Death Row Designs‘ creator Jaimy Hancroft has been a busy little bee designing full avatars especially for Halloween, but really for any old time of the year since it’s SL.  The good news is that most come with a modifiable shape, skin, hair, eyes, an outfit, and shoes or boots for only L$300.  That’s a steal, my friends!  Take a look at just a few of the many choices DRD has for you.

The shape that comes with the Eve set is on the right here; my own shape is on the left.

This time, my own shape is on the right and the Harley shape is on the left. 🙂  Harley is my favorite, by the way.  Check out the razor blades tied onto her boots and her wild hair! 😀

That’s my shape on the left and the Plum Crazy shape on the right.  If you like the pouty faced, big hipped type of avatar, this one’s for you!

That’s my shape on the left and the Rosey shape on the right.  If you like a lot of junk in the trunk, this one’s for you!  All of the avatars shown here come with everything shown in the pics, except for Plum Crazy, which does not come with hair.  With that one I’m wearing one of ploom’s new styles – 5 More Minutes in the black tones.  This style is for FAIR at the Nest here.

So, if you’re looking for a change or just something different for Halloween, Deathrow Designs has you covered for a low price.  Also, DRD has a Halloween Photo Contest going on until October 30.  You have to show one of the full avatars (a/k/a DRD Dolls) in the pic, but the prizes are really nice – cash and store credits.  Finally, there’s a mini-hunt going on at DRD.  There are 24 gifts to find – 7 from Death Row and the rest from other merchants at the sim.  You have until October 31st to grab the goodies.  Oh, one last thing!  The DRD Dolls are 50% off for VIP group members.  The VIP group has a L$250 join fee, but if you love the Dolls, you can save some lindens by joining the VIP group first.

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

+++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

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)

Maitreya and Ploom for My Attic at the Deck

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My Attic at the Deck, a sale event with a theme, started recently and runs through March 31.  There are many awesome designers taking part, and the theme is “Summer Abroad 1955-1960″ – a vintage theme.  When I saw this simple sheath dress from Maitreya, I just had to have it, knowing the amazing quality of all of Maitreya’s products.

The dress is appropriately named “Audrey” and definitely evokes an Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany’s look.  Instead of a cute little beehive updo and tiara though, I had to wear this new  mesh release for the event from ploom called Clara.  It comes in all of the usual ploom colors, but I had to wear the black, of course. It also comes with two cute add-0n bows that are color-change (not worn).   My shoes are a recent release from Lassitude & Ennui – the Boudoir Mules, and the jewelry is from A&A Fashion Jewelry for the Dressing Room.  My skin and makeup is once again my Illusory Paige skin, but I’ve added some extra eyeliner from Virtual/Insanity, which was available for Grenade Free Wednesday at a special price.  Sometimes the vendors leave the items out longer, so if you’re interested, run over there quick!

That’s about it, except for this pretty reclining pose I shot.

It looks like I’m thinking, “whenever shall I meet my Prince Charming” or some such nonsense. lol  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 generous designers who support my acquisitive passion for SL fashion!

Dress – Maitreya – Audrey (mesh) – My Attic at the Deck

Hair – ploom – Clara – Blacks – My Attic at the Deck*

Shoes – Lassitude & Ennui – Boudoir Mules (mesh) – Black (toes only)*

Earrings and Necklace – A&A Fashion Jewelry – Eliza set – for TDR 51

Skin – Illusory – Paige – Milk – Black Out

Lipstick – Illusory – Paige Lips – Vintage Red (High Gloss)

Eyeliner – Virtual/Insanity – Cleo Liner – Dark Night – Grenade Free Wednesday, Jersey Shore*

Bracelets – Schadenfreude – An Ostentation Bracelet – for FLUX

Hairbase by Amacci

Mesh Lashes by Beetlebones

Eyes by IKON (formerly Fashism)