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

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“!gO!” and More (red)Mint

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

GO and Redmint shopped 2

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

GO and Redmint  shopped 3

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

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

Details:

Top – !gO! – Naughty Chemise – Black

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

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

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

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

Skin – Belleza – Ria Pale 2 Dk

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

Eyes by IKON

Lashes by Beetlebones

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

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

I love me some League and (red)Mint!

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So, League had a sale.  If you’re very, very lucky, the sale prices are still in effect even though, technically, the sale is over.  I just love League – it’s been around forever (since 2007), and the texture and sculpting work is just amazing, I think.  I’ll never forget when League first came out with the gartered stockings.  I think they were the first in SL to offer them, and if not the first, they were the first store to do the gartered stockings so well.  They are super sexy and super cute, too.  So, when I read that League was having a 50% off sale, I just had to run over and fill up my shopping bag.

league nyx corset and lace skirt edited

Of course, I had to get some new gartered stockings, so I picked up the brambled pattern – so cute!  I fell in love with the dirty lace skirts, and had to get both colors, black and brown – brown is shown here.  The Nyx corsets just blew me away – via HUD you can change whether the straps are assymetrical -one down, one up, or symmetrical – both down.  You can also choose whether the outlines of the straps are brown, black, or without outlines.  Then the corset itself has several modes – how many seams you want on the corset, the color of the seams, plus the colors of the spikes, and even whether you want the spikes to show in the first place.  Amazingly versatile!  Now, the Nyx corset actually has skirt add-ons that match them perfectly, but I challenged myself to do more of a mix-up outfit, so voilà.

Now, I did mention (red)Mint in my post title, right?  (red)Mint is another absolutely favorite store of mine because Moni Schulze can really create *anything.*  She does skins, shoes, clothing, hair, jewelry, shapes.  Just about everything you need to beautify yourself.  Many of her products (especially the skins) have a definite fantasy feel to them, but everything else can really be worn by *anyone*!  Case in  point, the wonderful new hairstyle worn here.  It is perfect for wearing under hats without having to adjust anything.  And the textures are among the best in SL, I believe.  Plus, when you wear (red)Mint hair, you *won’t* look like everyone else in SL!  The boots are also by (red)Mint – they come in every color you could possibly want – and they come with various sock options.  They are actually not a new item.  However, Moni released new sock add-ons for the boots.  I feel a bit bad for not showing you some of the socks, but I tried and they just didn’t go with the rest of this outfit.  Plus, I wanted to show League’s famous gartered socks!  But with the (red)Mint boots, you can change the sock textures and patterns via HUD a gazillion ways – darks, lights, stripes, you name it.  Plus, you can choose whether you have one sock up or both, and there are appliers for all the current mesh booty add-ons that so many people seem to love.  Here’s a close up before I forget… See the pretty textures on the hair??  Yummy!

league nyx corset and lace skirt ps

My skin is by Belleza, the recent Fifty Linden Friday redhead skin (love it!), and my bracelets, horns, collar, and necklace is by the Plastik, another recent FLF set.  My nails are by the incomparable +:WTG:+.  As you may know, I was away for over a year, and I’m still finding “new” stuff in my inventory (new to me, anyway).  If you’re looking for over-the-top-fancy nails with rings, lots of options, and just exquisite workmanship, +:WTG:+ is your shop.  These nails are an older item and are not made for SLink hands, but they look damn good even without the fancy mesh hands, I think!

Ok, I really didn’t mean to write this much!  I’m long-winded, huh?  I’ll shut up now and just say…

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

Details:

Corset – *League* – Nyx Corset – Lace – Apricot

Skirt – *League* – Full Skirt Lace Skirt with Ribbons – Brown

Boots – (red)Mint – ePunk Boots – No. 08 (worn without leggings)

Stockings – *League* – Side-Gartered Stockings – Bramble – Brown Garter

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

Skin – Belleza – Felicity Skin (FLF)

Jewelry and Horns – the Plastik – Krysis Set – Eastern Sunrise Limited Edition (FLF)

Hairbase by Wasabi Pills

Eyes by Poetic Colors

Lipstick by Sorry Asia

Lashes by Beetlebones

Photos taken on location at League; photos edited with Photoshop (still learning the program, so don’t judge too harshly) 🙂

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!

Do you know Vaxer?

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Well, you should, especially if you’re into gothic or Gorean fashion.  I first found them on the Marketplace while searching for goth attire.  I was pleasantly surprised to find that they have quite a few items on special on the Marketplace, so I had to pay them a visit inworld.  I was very pleased by what I found there.  There is a members-only Midnight Mania board, plus a group gift (new as of yesterday), plus members-only specials.  Best of all, the group is free to join and you don’t even have to search for the join kiosk coz you’ll get a pop-up message when you arrive asking if you’d like to join the group.  I automatically click no to those, usually, but this is one for which I was grateful for the invite.  Let’s take a look at a recent Midnight Mania special.  Now, it’s no longer the outfit du jour, but you’ll at least get an idea of the designs available at Vaxer.

One thing I like about Vaxer is that most outfits come with jewelry and footwear included.  That’s a plus, especially for newer players.  This outfit, Zmeu, comes with the necklace, the floral ring, and the boots.  My earrings are the same as the one in my previous post – the Prelude set from +:+WTG+:+.  My hair is a recent release from Wasabi Pills – the Dominique mesh hair – gorgeous, as always.  Okay, let’s take a peak at the latest group gift from Vaxer.

Ooh la la!  This one is definitely one for the dominatrixes out there.  Again, it comes with all of the pieces shown – the collar, leg band, the thigh high boots, and the arm guards – yep, everything you need to look like a badazz bitch. (lol)  Oh, the chained bracelet is not included, but it’s also free – it’s the April group gift from Dark Mouse called “Old Bangles.”  Of course, I had to wear my new favorite curly do from analog dog – Sine in the goth black color.  I also added some ultra-goth makeup from Nomine to my Redmint skin.  The makeup is def not new, but it should be in every gothling’s inventory.  As always, if you want to see these pics larger, just click on them because my pics are always ginormous.

Well, I hope I’ve piqued your interest about Vaxer.  When you go, you’ll see that the store is very professionally and logically arranged so it’s easy to find just what you’re looking for.  The Midnight Mania, special offers, and group gift are located in the right back corner of the store.

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!

No. 1:

Outfit – Vaxer – Zmeu

Hair – /Wasabi Pills/ – Dominique Mesh Hair – Ash*

Earrings – +:+WTG+:+ – Prelude*

Skin – ( r e d ) m i n t – Skin No. 10 – (2rB) – RAW – Doll skin*

Lipstick – Illusory – Love Lips – Cherry Red

Lashes by Beetlebones

Eyes by IKON (formerly Fashism)

No. 2:

Outfit – Vaxer –  Hailetia – group gift

Bracelet – Dark Mouse – Old Bangles – April group gift

Hair – analog dog – Sine – goth

Makeup – Nomine – Papillon Makeup – Babylon Black 2

Bubbles Designs’ Elizabeth for Designer’s Showcase

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Thanks to Seraphim, you know, the blog that cares, I saw that Bubbles Designs had this spiffy gothic/haute couture (depending on your accessorizing) dress for only L$95 at the Designer’s Showcase.  I promptly tp’d over to grab it, of course.  Wouldn’t you? 🙂

It’s so damned sexy!  Cut to your hip on one side, with split and stitched tights on the open side, and a big puffy skirt on your right hip and buttock; open down past your navel in front to show the sexy, barely there leather bra.  Dayum!  And you have until March 30th to go grab your copy.  Here’s a better view (studio full sun, etc.) for you.

Yum!  I know I’ve been wearing these Lassitude & Ennui Wanderlust boots a lot in my last few posts, but hey, they go perfectly, don’t they?  The hair is the newest release from Redmint, No. 22, worn in the streaked, duo-tone style (your choice – it also comes in single tones).  The hair is cool because it includes a broken pearl necklace attached.  I also added a necklace from A&A Fashion Jewelry that I picked up at TDR recently.  It was black, so a must-have for me.  My skin and makeup is not new, but new to me.  I finally splurged and bought a pack of Illusory’s Paige skins.  I love all of the individual makeups that Illusory releases for Collabor88 and other sale events, so I figured, I should really check out the main skin line.  Loved it!  You buy the pack in the tone and eye makeup you like, and you get three (or maybe four) packs of lipstick tattoos.  Not a bad deal.  So, you’ll be seeing me wear these skins for awhile. 🙂  The only other thing I’m wearing in this post is the Ostentation bracelets from Schadenfreude, available at FLUX.  If you like crow skulls as jewelry, you should go check out the whole set.  They’re also color-change into a gazillion colors, so they match *everything* you own.  Ok, one last “on location” style pic for y’all, and then I’m outahere.  This is a closeup that shows the necklace and makeup a bit better.

This is actually not taken on location, but in my old studio.  I’ve added a texture that I purchased from A Netherworld long ago that I once thought of putting as my blog background.  Unfortunately, I suck at doing that, so I’ve been stuck with the same old, same old template. :/  If anyone wants to help me out with giving my blog a bit of uniqueness, I’d really appreciate it! 😀  Well, until next time…

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

Details:

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

Dress – Bubbles Designs – Elizabeth – for Designer’s Showcase

Hair – ( R e d ) m i n t – No. 22 – Dark Cherry (Red Organdy)*

Skin – Illusory – Paige – Milk – Black Out

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

Boots – Lassitude & Ennui – Wanderlust – Black (mesh)*

Necklace – A&A Fashion Jewelry – Eliza Necklace (TDR 51)

Bracelets – Schadenfreude – An Ostentation Bracelet – FLUX

Mesh lashes by Beetlebones

Eyes by IKON (formerly Fashism)

Wastelands Wanderers

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Browsing through the current collection of the Zombie Popcorn brand, I came upon the amazing Rina outfit from Severed Garden and just had to have it. Shortly thereafter, I saw the notice from Jolbey & Jasper about a new group gift, and that’s when I knew that a visit to the Wastelands was in order.

This is Severed Garden’s Rina outfit. It comes with two styles of skirts – with or without the furry bits, and two styles of top – one with protruding horns, and this slightly tamer version. It also includes the wrist, arm, and leg bands, the mask, the ears (color changeable via HUD), the little forehead horns, the large horns, the tail, and the digilegs. I may have even left out some pieces – it comes with *lots* of stuff! One thing it does *not* come with – underwear. Your naughty bits will be on full display for anyone with even rudimentary camming skills, unless you wear a fantasy skin with no genitalia. lol

The hair is the latest release from ( r e d ) m i n t – yes, once again, I’m wearing redmint! It’s perfect for your edgy Valentine’s wear (or anti-Valentine’s wear). Too bad the hearts don’t come in black, huh? The skin is the same redmint skin I’ve blogged previously – I think it’s doing a great job complementing this fantasy look.

As I mentioned, I also received a notice about Jolbey & Jasper’s new group gift Wasteland Warrior. The group is free to join, so anyone can “afford” this little treasure!

Of course, the digilegs and ears are remnants of the previous outfit, along with the gloves and armband, but you get the coat, two styles of top – short and belted like I’m wearing above, plus a longer top with more belts. The textures are just beautiful – you must take a look at this store if you like goth/fantasy/steampunk attire. Here’s one more pic.

Those little shorts are scrumptious, too. This is an outfit I’ll want to wear more than once. I actually got a random IM complementing me on the coat while I was out shopping last night. (I confess – I’m vain enough to just *love* when that happens. lol) 😀

Well, I hope you enjoyed my little foray into the Wastelands with my new shadow-enabled computer. If you’d like to see more pics, including some that I post-processed for extra atmosphere, check out my flickr. 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!

No. 1:

Outfit – Severed Garden – Rina (available at Zombie Popcorn until February 18

Hair – ( r e d ) m i n t – Hair No. 23 – w/Locks –  Black (Champagne)

Skin – ( r e d ) m i n t – Skin Pale No. 10 – (2)  Raw – Nude

Eyes – Ikon (formerly Fashism) – Sunrise Eyes – Deep Hazel (unsure of new LM inworld; Marketplace url)

No. 2:

Outfit – Jolbey & Jasper – Wasteland Warrior – group gift

Location – The Wastelands