Cutie Moon Fair Ends Soon!

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I’ve been so, so busy in RL that I haven’t had time to blog about the Cutie Moon Fair, which ends on Monday, April 14.  You still have a little time to stop by, so make sure you don’t miss it!  Even if you’re not a fan of the popular, long-running, anime series, you should go just for the beautiful build.  Ok, so here’s my little cosplay of Sailor Mars from the Sailor Moon series.

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Violent Seduction did a whole set of the Sailor Moon characters’ dresses, from Sailor Mercury to Sailor Venus, plus the ultra-cute Chibi Sailor Moon.  I chose to do Sailor Mars mostly because I thought this hair from Wasabi Pills, which I had in my inventory, was pretty close to the character’s.  Plus, Sailor Mars usually is pictured wearing heels instead of boots, and I wanted to show you Violent Seduction’s cutie pie heart heels, which are for Slink’s mid-height feet.  Naturally, they were a perfect match for the outfit, since they’re both by the same designer. 🙂

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My skin is a recent purchase at the Skin Fair (now closed) from Lara Hurley – her Ivy skin in the Milky tone.  I was pleased that there were appliers for my butt and my Slink hands and feet, plus I thought the skin was a nice balance of beauty and innocence.  The little beauty marks I’m wearing are an add-on for the skin that’s included in the folder.  Very sweet.

Well, that’s it for me for now.  Sorry for the uncharacteristically short post, but who reads my ramblings anyway? 😀  Until next time,

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

Details:

Dress – Violent Seduction – Eternal Uniform – Mars (Fitted Mesh) at Cutie Moon Fair

Shoes – Violent Seduction – Heart Heels – Purple (for SLink feet)

Skin – Lara Hurley – Ivy – Natural2/Milky (worn with Ivy nose tattoo option; Ivy rose lips; and beauty marks)

Necklace – Cutie Moon Fair Locket – freebie

Hair – Wasabi Pills- Aria Mesh Hair – Storm (old, but still available on the Marketplace)

Gloves – part of a BlakOpal outfit

Eyes by *MG*

Butt – L.inc – Cute Azz

Feet – Slink – AvEnhance Feet Female Mid

 

Violent Seduction – Criminal and Royal Star

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It’s no secret that I’m a long-time fan of Violent Seduction.  I thank the stars above that Iki is still in SL and still designing beautiful outfits for my little avi.  So, without further ado, here are two outfits that I picked up at Gothmas by Gaslight recently.  One is new for Gothmas (I believe) and the other is new to me (coz I was away for awhile).

This is the newest outfit, Royal Star, which I purchased in the black version.  It also comes in several other lovely shades. It’s a mesh outfit, which comes in several sizes.  The dress comes with the cute little hat and ribbed tights, as well.  I’m once again wearing one of the lovely Belleza group gifts for Christmas – Mya – Pale.  I’ve added a blackish lipstick, however.  My hair and horns are from Lelutka – a fun little mesh style called Evilly in the Coalmine shade.  Yummy!  By the way, the horns are an add-on; you can wear the hair without them.

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While I was at Gothmas by Gaslight, shopping at Violent Seduction, I noticed this gorgeous outfit that I had missed while I was away – Criminal – which, again, I bought in the black version.  It comes with lots of pieces – the little bow with caged veil, caged collar, the caged skirt, a transparent over skirt, the under skirt, and then a choice of sleeved or sleeveless tops, and a mesh corset.  I had to fatten up my avi a little bit to make the corset fit best, but happily my avi is mod.  My little updo hairstyle is by adoness, and my earrings and bracelet are one of my favorite jewelry sets – Schadenfreude’s Electro Cute Skull set.  Finally my shoes (worn with both outfits) are from the Little Bat – the Muertos Heels, which are color-change via HUD.  They are quite reasonably priced, too.

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And here’s a closeup. 🙂  The top seems a bit out of focus; not sure why this happened.  I probably should have cleared my cache or something.  Apologies. :/

Violent Seduction Criminal closeup

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

Details:

No. 1:

Dress with hat – Violent Seduction – Royal Star (Black) at Gothmas by Gaslight

Skin – Belleza – Mya Pale Xmas Gift

Lipstick – [Void] – Frost Fae – Lips – Black (part of group gift)

Shoes – The Little Bat – Muertos Heels (with HUD)

Lashes – Beetlebones – Mesh Lashes V.01 (Starstruck Black) (old)

Hair – Lelutka – Evilly hair – CoalMine with Horns

Eyes – IKON – Spectral Eyes (mesh) – Wight (at FaMESHed)

No. 2:

Dress – Violent Seduction – Criminal – Monochrome

Jewelry – Schadenfreude – Electro-Cute Skull Jewelry

Hair – adoness – Auralee – Pitch Black

More Mesh from Violent Seduction

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Yep, I’m having fun with mesh, finally.  Here’s round two of mesh attire from Violent Seduction.  The La Morte Elf outfits are so beautiful and they move with your avatar like sculpts or regular prims never could.  I tried to use bendy poses to show you what I mean.  Enjoy!

This one is La Morte Elf in Acid.  I had received this lovely, green-eyeshadowed skin from [VoiD] so that I could blog them for the Car Wash Cart sale.  I was too busy at the time to find something appropriate to wear with it.  Boy, this is the perfect outfit for it, ain’t it?  I’m not sure if it’s still available at [VoiD], but Boo is pretty darned generous, so it’s possible.  The hair is from ploom – the OMG Wind style.  Fun, isnt’ it?  It also looks somehow “right” with this mermaid style fantasy gown, I think.  La Morte Elf comes in four more colors, and I loved them all, so I had to shoot every one of them.  Pull up a chair and get comfortable, ‘k?

This is Iki’s favorite color of La Morte Elf, which she has named Siren.  I agree with her; it’s my favorite, too.  I love the blend of colors.  And how about that ploom color palette, huh?  I swear, she’s got a hair color to match *everything*!  Ok, more pics!

This color is appropriately named Blood, and it’s a close second as my favorite color.  Very exotic!  This skin is also from [VoiD]; it’s the rather new Songbird skin (Boo has been very busy and actually has another, newer skin on the way) in the Natural tone, Repent makeup.  This one was a freebie – either in the Midnight Mania or a group gift;  I’m not sure which.  If you like [VoiD]’s skins, you really should join the group because Boo is very generous.  I’ve got two more new skins waiting for me in my inventory right now.

Ok, next up is La Morte Elf in the color Death – black, of course.

Here I’m wearing my favorite makeup from [VoiD], which I’ve worn many times already.   Oh, a great thing about this outfit is that you don’t need to wear shoes of any kind.  You actually don’t have any feet to put them on since there’s an alpha layer hiding your lower legs.  One last color to show you – purple!

Well, it’s really purple and blue, and the color is called Coagulate.  This one will get you noticed, right?  This skin is not from [VoiD] like the others.  It’s the new Desperate skin from WhAtEvR, and this is the “clean” version.  It comes with wicked scratch marks across the torso and face, and in combinations with different parts scratched or clean.  When I put the scratched skin on, it reminded me of American Werewolf in London.  The scratches are that wicked – like a werewolf attacked you.  Perfect for Halloween, I’m thinking.  Without the scratch marks, the skin is very soft and sweet and reminds me of some of the Asian brands out there.

Well, I’m out of here.  Hope you enjoyed my latest foray into the world of mesh.  Until next time…

Happy hunting, etc.

Details:

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

No. 1:

Outfit – Violent Seduction – La Morte Elf – Acid*

Skin – [VoiD] – Toy – Lawn – Light – New Generation*

Eyes – [VoiD] – Echo II – Dilated – Grass (included with skin)

Hair – ploom – OMG Wind – Streaked (greens pack)*

Elf Ears – ni.ju – Overkill – Chained

No. 2:

Outfit – Violent Seduction – La Morte Elf – Siren*

Skin – [VoiD] – Toy – Lawn – Light – New Generation*

Eyes – AVid – Yellow Mist (freebie)

No. 3:

Outfit – Violent Seduction – La Morte Elf – Blood*

Skin – [VoiD] – Songbird – Repent – Natural – Zee

Eyes by May Girl

No. 4:

Outfit – Violent Seduction – La Morte Elf – Death*

Skin – [VoiD] – Songbird – Race – Ivory – Zee

Eyes – AVid – Demonia (new)

No. 5:

Outfit – Violent Seduction – La Morte Elf – Coagulate*

Skin – WhAtEvR! – Desperate Skin – Clean – Cleavage*

Des Does Mesh!

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Yeah!  I finally got mesh to work!  And what better store to show you mesh items from than Violent Seduction?  Come on – did you really think *I* would be blogging maxi or sack dresses?  Not that there’s anything wrong with those who do.  I’ve tried some mesh maxi dresses and they are quite awesome.  No more do your legs come through the dress prims.  Pretty damn amazing, really.  But, hey, that’s not my style, ya know?  I like the strange and unusual, so I was seething with frustration that I couldn’t get mesh to work when Iki of Violent Seduction was doing more and more mesh.  When I first tried it, I had so many problems, but last night I tried it again and it worked quite…normally.  WTF?  Why does that happen?  A new viewer comes out and it’s all glitchy and buggy, and after a week or two, without an update of any kind, it starts to work.  Well, anyway, I should just shut up and be happy it’s actually working for me, and I am. 😀

So, the first thing Iki did with her new amazing mesh skills was make… faun legs, of course.   No more weird ball joints at the knees; no more gaps when you move in certain ways.  Oh no, these faun legs are part of your avatar’s body.  Mesh is really the brave new world for SL.  I’ll shut up so you can look at some purty pics.

Look how smooth those faun legs are.  Yes, there’s still a little joining issue where the legs meet your torso, but that’s nothing compared to how they used to look – gaps at your knees when you walked, right?  And you can always wear more clothes to hide your hips, if you wanted.  The horns are part of the Satyr outfit – thanks, Iki, they’re so cute!  The skin is not from Violent Seduction.  They were this past week’s Project Themeory skin from ploom – yep, it’s a faun skin!  If you haven’t gotten it yet, and you have faun inclinations, RUN!  It has cute little bambi spots!   It also has a very pretty face, so you could totally wear it with “normal” clothes that cover your spots.  It would be your little secret that you’re actually a spotted faun. 😀  Lastly, the pretty golden eyes are a group gift (actually available to anyone I think) from AVid.  Just do downstairs to the group area (in the cave under the store) to grab these.  There are also several other pairs of new eyes there for about L$60 each.  The eyes are very beautiful; some of my all-time favorite goth/strange eyes are from AVid.

The hair has been blogged quite a bit already, but here’s my turn at it – it’s Wasabi Pills first mesh hair, Aria, and yes, it is quite awesome.  It moves with your avatar and doesn’t go through your torso like prim hair does.  Strangely enough, though, your arms will go through it.  (For those who understand how mesh works, it’s probably not “strange” at all, but I’m not savvy enough to know why this is so.)  I’ll be wearing the Aria hair with all the colors of Satyr so you can see a few more colors.

Ooooh, a black faun.  I love this one!  These eyes are also new from AVid – kinda creepy, huh?  This is a different skin that I picked up at the 25 Linden Fall Festival.  No, it wasn’t L$25; the festival is being hosted by the 25 Linden Tuesday merchants.  If you don’t know what that is, it’s a group of Gorean and Fantasy merchants that have a L$25 item every Tuesday.  The Festival is very nice – lots of shops in a woodland setting.  It took awhile to rez, and I never found what I had actually gone there to find, but I did find a store called De La Soul that had some nice fantasy skins at very, very reasonable sale prices.  I grabbed this one, called Aestali, which came with the cute droopy ears.  The Festival ends on Tuesday, October 4, so check it out before it’s too late.

Ok, two more colors of Satyr to show you – the white and the cream.

This white one is called Pure, and the cream colored one below is Ivory.

If any of the pics look a bit blurry in spots, please forgive.  The Firestorm Mesh Beta viewer did take forever to fully rez.  I basically had to “rebake” and immediately take a snapshot – over and over again.  You have no idea how many shots I deleted!  Overall, though, I think they came out pretty nice.  I hope you agree.  🙂

Well, I was quite verbose tonight, wasn’t I?  So, I’ll shut up now and let you go on about your business.  Until next time….

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

Details:

Items marked with * denote review items;  muchas gracias, merci beaucoup, and many thanks to the wonderful designers that make this blog possible!

Mesh Faun legs and ears  – Violent Seduction – Satyr*

Eyes –  AVid – Yellow Mist (free) and Demonia (L$60)

Skin – ploom – Maia – Cream – Fauntastic (Project Themeory) (Photo 1)*

Hair – /Wasabi Pills/ – Aria Mesh Hair (in order worn above – Lemon Tea, Ash, Powder, Golden)*

Skin – De La Soul – Aestali – Marked Copper – Cream Rose – Dimples (LM is to the Festival; DLS is booth no. eight)

Ears – De La Soul – Aestali – Tipped Ears – Wooby (included with skin)

Lashes by Amacci

Violent Seduction – New Lucky Board Dress – Checkmate

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So, last week, Iki at Violent Seduction released some sexy, bestial fawn legs made of mesh.  I would just love to show them to you, but mesh does not work on my desktop.  Well, doesn’t work isn’t exactly true.  It works if I don’t mind waiting 5 minutes for each action to follow through to completion (click a button and w…a….i….t), or if I don’t mind crashing every ten minutes.  Not to mention I tremble in fear at the thought of even trying to snap a high res (or any res) picture.  I think smoke would start pouring out of my hard drive.  So, no mesh for me until LL fixes the bugs and makes Viewer 3 compatible with more systems.  It’s frustrating, really.  Oh, brave new virtual world, it’s such a shame I can’t see you.

So, anyway, Iki also released the cutest new outfit in her lucky board.  It’s super sexy and dark, and I love it to death!  Take a look…

This is Checkmate and it’s freakin’ free if you’re lucky and/or patient enough to score it on the lucky board.  You get the really cool stockings with assymetrical garters.  You get the corset with barely there nipple covers.  You get the collar and sculpted skirt.  You also get the chained nipple cover embellishment.  So yummy!  This is what I live for in SL – outfits like these.  Did I mention that it’s free to boot?

An obligatory closeup for you guys.  The skin is from my favorite goth/alt skin designer atm – Void.  This store has gone through many, many incarnations, much like its owner.  Not sure why “Boo” has had so much trouble, but I love her skins, especially the ones she’s created in the last few months.  I like to look pretty even when I’m heavily made up with eyeliner, dark lipstick, and even makeup embellishments.  The underlying skins (the faces at least, which are all I really look at for the most part) from Void make me feel like a pretty goth.  Color me happy, in an emo, dark way. lol  The skin I’m wearing is actually a freebie for members of the Thrifty Goth group given as a “welcome me back” gift.  Check group notices if you’ve been away.  The hair is a new release from ploom.  Helyanwe did two styles this past week – Valyra, this cute short style, and Valrya II, very similar with a shaved half.  I’ll be showing you that style soon!  The bangles have been blogged a lot by others.  They’re from RedMint and come with optional rings.  What I found really interesting is that they came with actual prim hands and a hand alpha mask.  First I’ve ever seen.  Unfortunately, I had a hell of a time matching the skin color, and not having any RedMint skins handy (Ha! a pun!) coz my inventory was being a bitch and not loading, I went with just the bangles.  Finally, the boots are the same ones I wore in my Lapointe & Bastchild post.  These are the ankle version of the Elise boots – remember, you get both in the same folder for one low price.  They are amazing!

Well, that’s it for now.  It takes me days to blog things lately.  My teaching schedule is so hectic that I rarely have time to shop, photograph, edit (Picnik), and post in one day.  It’s usually a three day turnaround.  Sigh.  Oh, well, at least I’m still here, bringing you the best in goth/alt fashion.  So, until next time…

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

Details:

Review copies are denoted by * – merci beaucoup, muchas gracias, and many thanks to the wonderful designers that support my acquisitive obsession with SL fashion!

Dress – Violent Seduction – Checkmate – lucky board*

Skin – [VoiD] – Songbird – Eco – Snow – Zee (Busty) (free for Thrifty Goth Group members)

Boots – Lapointe & Bastchild – Elise Ankle Boots – Patent Black*

Hair – ploom – Valyra – Streaked – Blacks*

Bangles – (r e d)Mint – Jeweled Hands and Bangles – Silver*

Earrings – LouLou&Co – Utopia – Cube

Eyes by Fashism*

Lashes by Amacci*

Holy Crap, I’m Back!

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Yep, it’s been over a month since I’ve blogged, but I have a very, very good excuse.  I was in Costa Rica for three weeks, studying Spanish.  It took me another week and a half to re-acclimate myself, so here I am.  I won’t be blogging daily, that’s for sure, because school will be starting soon and I’ll now be teaching both French and Spanish.  Yay!  I’m multilingual!

Ok, enough about moi/mi.  I have a “recent” tab full of new stuffs and no idea how old anything is.  So, I’ll just be showing you some stuff that struck me as cool.  Today’s post is about Violent Seduction.  At some point last month, Iki sent me some pretty faun legs and a very sexy black dress, so I’ll show you that.

This is called Death Dealer and I love the flirty little sculpted skirt and the lacy bloomers.  The pasties are separate in case you want to be really daring.  Look at that detail on the laced top – Iki is so damned talented she makes me nauseous.  Just kidding.  I’m just jealous, that’s all.  (But very appreciative.)    The blue earrings really don’t go with the outfit, but I forgot to take them off  (lol).  I was supposed to do a post on Beauty Killer before I left the country, and these earrings were a perfect match.  I’m in love with this little hairdo from Wasabi Pills called Pompon.  The hair bow, hairband, and pig tail ties are all color/texture change via click.   You can change the colors/textures independently, too, in case you want to be really colorful.  The lashes are from the wonderful [glow] studio, which is really my “go to” place for lashes.  These are the Water Drops lashes, which were available at TDR awhile back.  Most likely, they’re available at [glow] studio’s main store now.  The skin is Laq’s gorgeous Mini that I picked up in June.  I’m a bit behind in the skin offerings, I must admit.  I’m also kinda strapped for lindens these days, too, so I’ll be blogging review copies more than anything else in the coming days.  Sowwy.

Oh, I was tp’ing around, trying to catch up on sales and such, and took a few pics on Koreshan.  As soon as I landed and everything rezzed, I was struck by the familiar, yet slightly eerie scenery.  I love sims with cityscapes with buildings in the background.  They make me feel so small and insignificant.  Look at the size of those windows!

What makes this eerie is the contrast between the bright lights of the signage and the gloom of the sprawling corridors.  It just seems that there should be hundreds of people milling about and shopping.  Being alone here is kind of creepy, but in a good way. 😀

Ok.  That’s it for me for now.  Hope you enjoyed my pics and my ramblings.  Until next time…

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

Details:

Outfit – Violent Seduction – Death Dealer

Faun Legs – Violent Seduction – Kirin Hooves – Death

Hair – Wasabi Pills – Pompon – Nightshadow

Earrings – Beauty Killer – Leo Love Earrings – Blue (for Sn@tch Prom event)

Skin – Laq – Mini – (Milky)  Brown HB – 03

Eyes – Fashism – Sunrise Eyes – Pale Caribbean Blue

Lashes – [glow] studio – Water Drops

Violent Seduction – Kiyohime

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Violent Seduction has a semi-new outfit for your wearing pleasure.  Iki released Kiyohime maybe a week and a half ago, and I apologize for taking so long to blog these.  They’re a pretty, Japanese inspired dress that comes with tiny little half shoes that perfectly complete the look.

The outfit comes with two sleeve options – the normal sleeves shown on the right, and the very long kimono sleeves shown on the left.  They make a dramatic statement, don’t they?  The dress comes with several sculpted pieces, basically everything but the system layer top and the stockings are sculpted.  The texturing is impeccable, as always with Iki’s creations.  This is a latex Japanese kimono style lolita dress.  Heh.  Oh, Iki.  You’re amazing!  The separate sculpted pieces are the collar, the skirt with obi, and the sleeves.  Oh, the dress also comes with an alpha layer for your waist to better fit the skirt/obi.  I highly recommend wearing a “restrained” type of AO with this.  I had an embarrassing moment with my super bendy AO while shopping in this dress.  lol  This is Kiyohime in Blood, but it also comes in Pure, Ocean, and Siren.  I’m going to show you those, too!

Kiyohime in Pure

Kiyohime in Ocean

Kiyohime in Siren

I’m also wearing some rather new hair from [elikatira], which is just precious with the little doubled up pigtails in back.  Elika makes really cute hair.  Did you get the FLF special?  🙂  Ok, well, that’s about it for now.  Until next time…

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

Details:

Items marked with a * denote review copies.  Muchas gracias, merci beaucoup, and many thanks to the wonderful designers!

Outfits with shoes – Violent Seduction – Kiyohime*

Hair – elikatira – Other – Black 04

Skin – LAQ – Mini – Milky – Brown HB – 03

Eyes by Fashism

Lashes by Exile

Ears by Scribble

Catching up with Violent Seduction and Ploom

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Yep, still trying to catch up.  I’ve had the lovely dresses I’m going to show you today for probably a month now and the beautiful skins from ploom for about two weeks now.  I’ve worn a few of the makeups in posts, but I wanted to show you all of them.  So, let’s get started!  Iki released a new dress called Maestro which features music symbol embellishments.  It’s a classic Violent Seduction style dress, which means that it is quintessentially Iki.

The dress comes with the sculpted collar with treble clef, as well as a sculpted bow and treble clef adornment on the dress; there are also sculpted sleeves which seamlessly blend into the dress.  You’ll forget you’re wearing sleeve prims!  This color is called “Love” and is definitely my favorite.  I love Violent Seduction’s shade of pink.  All the dresses are the same except for the color of the skirt.  I’ve paired up Maestro with different makeups from ploom’s Maia skins.  This makeup is called Cotton Candy.  The hair is a new release from Wasabi Pills called Yumi.  I’ll show you various shades of Yumi in the rest of this post.  The Cura Pumps are so cute – they’re another semi-new style from Dilly Dolls which were originally released at the Shoe Fair.  They’re now available at the Dilly Dolls mainstore.  The Cura Pumps come in three shades – light, medium, and dark, each with their own color palette.  They use Oriana’s  beautiful HUD to change the different parts independently.  The color palettes of Dilly Dolls and Violent Seduction are very different, so the shoes and the skirts never quite matched, but I think I still managed to make them work. 🙂  Here’s the Life (or lavender) shade of Maestro.

Here I’m wearing the Smoke makeup of ploom’s Maia skins.  This makeup really goes with just about anything; it’s very versatile.  Here are the other three colors of Maestro – Ice (blue), Ivory, and Fawn (brown).

Isn’t Maestro just the sweetest little dress?  You really need to see Iki’s ads for the dresses, too.  She looks adorable pairing a little beret with the dresses.  I’m wearing a different Maia makeup with each color of Maestro in this composite, so here’s a closeup of the makeups for you.   Click to see it full size, plz.

Oh, I had to add in a closeup of the lovely details on the skirt.  Everything is hand drawn to perfection – seriously, zoom in on that bodice with the covered buttons and lace.  The skirt also features lace details and a music motif with notes and treble clefs.  Check out the tops of the stockings, too, with the lace/ribbon.  Damn!  I wish I could draw like that!  But anywho, the makeups worn here are (left to right, top to bottom) Melon, Jungle, 14K, and Gloomy Day (which was a Project Themeory addition last weekend).

Well, that’s it for now.  I have hunting to do!  I started a fantastic hunt last night and am almost finished.  I’ll be showing you some amazing free stuff from that hunt next.  Which hunt is it?  There are so many hunts going on, it could be a number of hunts.  But which one is it?  Hee hee… you’ll just have to “stay tuned.”

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

Details:

Items marked with * denote review items.

Merci beaucoup, muchas gracias, and many thanks to the wonderful designers!

No. 1:

Dress – Violent Seduction – Maestro – Love*

Skin – ploom – Maia – Cream BR Cotton Candy*

Hair – Wasabi Pills – Yumi – Ash*

Shoes – Dilly Dolls – Cura Pumps – Medium*

Eyes – Fashism – Sunrise Eyes – Pale Grey

Lashes – [glow] studio – Clean Thick 04 – TDR

Ears – Scribble – Pointy Ears Long (Recolor Light)

Hand Jewelry – League – Antique Lace Jewelry Set – Vintage Hand Bracelets

No. 2:

Dress – Violent Seduction – Maestro – Life*

Skin – ploom – Maia – Cream BR Smoke*

Hair – Wasabi Pills – Yumi – Royal*

Shoes – Dilly Dolls – Cura Pumps – Dark*

No. 3:

Dresses – Violent Seduction – Maestro – Ice, Ivory, Fawn*

Skin – ploom – Maia – Cream BR Gloomy Day, 14K, Jungle*

Hair – Wasabi Pills – Yumi – Seafoam, Black Coffee, Chocolate*

Shoes – Dilly Dolls – Cura Pumps – Light, Dark, Dark*

BlakOpal – Scandalous Pirates and Ethereal Elves

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Blak Opal, that wonderful old (by SL standards) store known for Victorian and pirate attire has two new releases – one a lovely gown (which I have “elved up”) and the other a sexy pirate outfit.  So, let’s get started!

This is the Scandalous Pirate outfit.  What makes it scandalous, you ask?  Well, it doesn’t come with panties for one thing. 😀  And I guess that open jacket with no undershirt is kind of scandalous.  It comes with two tattoos – one on the chest and one on the arms.  I don’t normally use Viewer 2, so I couldn’t wear them both at the same time.  Without the jacket, the chest tattoo pretty much covers most of your naughty bits, so it’s pretty sexy.  I should have shown you that, huh? (sheep face)  It comes with the sexy fishnets, a tattered wisp of a skirt, the sash, and the coat tails.  The jacket/coat has lots of prim parts, like puffy sleeves, upper and lower bands, and a prim collar.  The boots are not very pirate-y, I know, but I wanted to wear these gorgeous shiny red ankle boots I won in the Midnight Mania at Drakke recently.  I love how the heels of Drakke’s boots are such a pretty silver metallic.  My pictures don’t really do them justice.  Did you notice I’m wearing two different makeups in these pics?  The red-striped makeup is Violent Seduction’s Still Doll in the Healer makeup.  The other is Still Doll bare with a new makeup tattoo from Nomine.  Yes, Munch is back!  She’s got a ton of new releases and a total rebuild of her sim/store, too!  Plus, the lucky chairs are freshly loaded with items – you gotta go!   I’ll try to show you more of Munch’s new stuff soon, but in the meantime, this makeup tattoo works really well with Violent Seduction’s skins.  I remember posting once that Munch should really do makeup tattoos because her eye makeup and lipsticks are just divine.   Well, I take no credit for her decision to do these, but I am thrilled anyway. This makeup is from the Papillon Babylon set and features very dramatic eye makeup and luscious red lips.  Here, take a closer look.

Yum, no?!  I’m also loving my Scribble ears which are so easy to match to any skin tone using the “show color under cursor” feature.  Oh, by the way, are you looking for avatar physics presets?  Well, BlakOpal has a set for free which includes one for men (hmmm, wonders what that would look like!), a bouncy preset, a soft preset, and a corseted preset.  The physics feature is so much fun to watch.  It really makes one’s avatar come alive in a whole new way.

As I mentioned, BlakOpal also has a new gown that doubles as a mini dress.  It comes in blue, black, red, and the color I’ll show you – white.

Coraline is quite sexy with the open bodice that magically stays put without straps of any kind. 😉  It comes with the pretty prim silver belt and the gartered stockings.  I’m wearing some vintage lace jewelry I picked up at League during Fifty Linden Friday – both as a necklace and as bracelets.  The shoes are so darned cute – they’re from Dilly Dolls and were released at the Shoe Fair recently (while I was busy busy busy in RL and couldn’t blog them). They’re color change – the shoe, the strap, and the little ruffle on the front, independently.  Endless combinations are possible.  I never wear flats, but these are just lovely!  Do you like my attempt at fancy photography?  This was done using a background from Props n Poses (PnP), which recently gave a huge box of backgrounds and poses to group members.  I also did a little GIMP magic and voila.  I’m fairly pleased with the result (remember, I have no artistic talent!)  Want to see more options for Coraline?

The gown features a very long train that flows behind you perfectly.  The gown comes in several pieces, including leg prims, to give it that full look.  So lovely!  The skin is from ploom – the lovely Maia in the blush makeup, which I love so much.  Here’s a closeup.

So sweet!  What a completely different look, no?  You can also see the pretty lace jewelry from League better here.  I honestly was wondering what I’d ever wear the lace jewelry with after I’d bought it.  I’m quite happy with these results. 🙂   I took a few more pics of this outfit all fancy-like, so I’ll add them to my underused Flickr page.  Go see ’em here if you’re interested.  Until next time…

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

Details:

Items marked with * denote review items.

Merci beaucoup, muchas gracias, and many thanks to the wonderful designers!

No. 1:

Outfit – BlakOpal – Scandalous Pirate Outfit Black *

Hair – Exile – Asa – Raven

Skin – Violent Seduction – Still Doll – Base*

Makeup – Nomine – Papillon Makeup – Babylon – Red

Skin 2 – Violent Seduction – Still Doll – Healer*

Boots – Drakke! – Dakota Slouch Boots – Dark Red (Midnight Mania!)

Lashes – [glow] studio – Clean Thick 04 – TDR

Eyes – Fashism – Sunrise Eyes – Pale Grey

Ears – Scribble – Pointy Ears Long (Recolor Light)

No. 2:

Dress – BlakOpal – Coraline – White*

Shoes – Dilly Dolls – Laurel Flats – Light*

Jewelry – League – Antique Lace Jewelry Set

Skin – ploom – Maia – Cream BR Blush*

Hair – Exile – Asa – Roots – Frost

More Stuff I’ve Been Meaning to Blog That Probably Isn’t on Sale Anymore….

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Yeah, I’ve got a backlog so damned long that it’s frustrating the hell out of me.  I’m just gonna have to realize that I won’t be able to “catch up.”  But I’ll do my best.  I also don’t have full-time access to my desktop coz my kids are home for summer vacation and bored to tears without their school laptops.  Sigh.  I’ve carved out an evening-time niche for myself though. 😀

Anyway, I’m so happy about two designers that released new skins that I definitely want to show you those.  First up, Violent Seduction’s new skins – Still Doll.  I wore one of the makeups in my last post, but today I’ll show you the whole kit and kaboodle.  (Who says that anymore? Sheesh.)

Isn’t it yummy?!  The skins come in only this tone as far as I know, with and without subtle freckles.  This particular makeup is called Pin Up and is one of the more “normal” makeups.  There are also some awesome gothy makeups, which is really what I love about these skins.  And by the way, SL was being a bitch when I was shooting these pics.  I couldn’t get the entire picture area to rez *at the same time* so you may see some fuzziness that in no way is a flaw in the skins, k?  Before I show you the prettiful skins, though, let me show you the rest of this cute grungy dress from Rotten Defiance.  I picked this up at a weekend sale recently (when?  don’t remember – a week or 2 ago?)

I had to have this dress coz of the bustle on the back.  I’m a sucker for a nice bustle.  It comes in lots of other grungy colors, but this one is the Moonlight shade.  It also comes with the nice feathery headband.  Yay!  Lagniappe!  Those beautiful white gothy boots are from Drakke, which I nabbed at the Shoe Fair.  That’s ending very soon (if it hasn’t already ended), so I’ll give you the LM directly to Drakke.  They’ve recently moved to a bigger place, too.  Let me show you a closeup of those boots before I show you the skins coz they have some interesting details.

Do you see those little caged locks on the soles next to the heels?  They spin!  Very cool. 😀  And these boots are *white*as you can see – not off-white or grey posing as white.  I can’t wait to wear them with some Blue Blood Whitegoth dresses.

Okay, finally, Violent Seduction’s Still Doll skins…

Hindsight always being 20/20, I realize that I shouldn’t have used a pose where my arm was up, bending over my head like that.  The arm looks weird; I hope it doesn’t distract you from the loveliness of Iki’s skins. :/  Aren’t they amazingly gothy?  Ok, here are the names of the skins from top to bottom, left to right:  Base with freckles; Base without freckles; Blue Moon with freckles; Candy; Fallout; Healer; Pinup; Red Eyes; Tears with freckles. Not shown are the no freckles options for Blue Moon and Tears.   Some of the makeups (Candy, Healer, Pin Up, and Red Eyes) don’t come with a freckles option.   Now I see what Iki has been up to all these months while she was away at graphic design school. 😀    Oh, the hair I’m wearing in the skins composite is the new free color demo from Exile – you get a fatpack including all the colors (new and old) in this cute ponytail with side-swept bangs hairdo.  I’m wearing another new Exile hairstyle in the other photos.  Exile released like four new styles recently and I went nuts as usual and bought half of them.  Check the details below for more info on everything worn here.

Ok, that’s it for today/night.  Until next time….

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

Details:

Skin – Violent Seduction – Still Doll – Pin Up (Merci!)

Hair – Exile – Asa:Roots – Sunset

Boots – Drakke! – Locked – White (Merci!)

Dress – Rotten Defiance – Apple Grunge Dress – Moonlight

Eyes – Fashism – Sunrise Eyes – Pale Grey

Necklace – League – Raven Necklace 2 – Silver/Cream Ribbon

Piercing – LouLou&Co – Piercing Lips – Lucky Pearl V1 (Merci!)

Tattoo – Para Designs – Gypsy Color Medium (gift)

Ears – Scribble – Pointy Ears (Long) Recolor Light

Lashes – [glow] studio – Clean Thick 04 TDR

Hairbase by Amacci