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

 

Snatch Still Going Strong

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How long has Ivey Deschanel been designing awesome fashions in SL?  Pretty damned long.   And she just keeps getting better and better.  So, since I’m not blogging much these days, I thought I’d blog a couple of her latest items.  She’s so damned prolific, too.  She comes out with around four new releases each and every Friday, and puts a new round of older items in the Lucky Boards and Riot Vends every Wednesday.  So, first up, is a new gothic gown from Snatch called the Babylon Gothic Gown.  I’ve noticed that goth seems to be “out” in SL these days.  Many, many goth designers have closed their doors – for example, Gothic Passionate Dreams closed earlier this month, and Nightshade hasn’t designed in months and months, just to name a couple.  It’s a sad time for lovers of gothic fashion (like moi).  But thank you, Ivey, for throwing us goths a bone in honor of Halloween.

Babylon comes in several colors, all for one low price.  This is the teal version.  The texture is lovely, and it’s cut down to *there* in front and back, with a full floor-length skirt, and prim flexy bell sleeves.  I’m also wearing the all-new mesh Naboo claws from Virtual Insanity that fit like a dream.  After a bit of tweaking, they move with your hand in all but the oddest positions.  My skin is an oldie but a perfect goodie – Laq’s Mima Pale, which Laq released for Halloween last year.  It’s been available all year, I think, but it’s especially appropriate for this time of year.  It comes with bloody mouth versions, too!  My jewelry is also an oldie but a goodie – from a store that’s no longer around, but who used to make some of my favorite jewelry – Ticky Tacky.  I was thinking about them the other day and took a walk down memory lane trying on the beautiful pieces.  Ok.  Enough nostalgia.  Finally, my hair.  I love this Sage style from analog dog so much!  It’s mesh, but with flexy add-ons.  Great idea, no?  It has the benefits of mesh – not sinking into your chest, etc., but also the movement of flexy pieces higher up.  It’s my new fave hair!

Another new release from Snatch this week is the Liza Peplum top, which comes in a bazillion colors all in one pack.  With Snatch, the demos are free, and I suggest you try them because you only get one size in the pack.  In other words, you need to buy your size, like in real life.  For me, I had to buy the XL even though I’m not a very big avie, because of my bewbs. If you notice, the top is a little big on me, but I love it anyway.  It’s more comfy big (wink).  Anyway, I love this style top – it’s a sheer black mesh top with a built in corset with a ruffled top.  Really cute!  I wanted a cute short mesh skirt to go with the top, so I found the slightly older release, Snatch’s Fritzie Cord Mini that matched up perfectly.  Of course, the colors match perfectly because it’s all from Snatch.  My hair this time is from another of my favorite hair designers, Wasabi Pills.  This is the Nikki mesh style.  I’m not sure why there’s some transparency issues where the mesh hair meets the mesh top, but I’m guessing it’s a mesh collision thingie.  Color me ignorant of such matters.  My boots are another old item which I pull out of my inventory often – Lapointe & Bastchild‘s Elise boots.  My piercings are the same I wore in my last post.  It shows how seldom I’ve been logging in that I didn’t change them.  They’re from the inimitable Haus of Darcy called End of the Night.

Hope you liked.  Thanks for reading! Happy hunting, gathering, shopping, etc. *mwah*!

Details given in the text!  (It’s just easier that way, folks!)

Number 500!

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Yep, I have reached a milestone in my blogging “career” – 500 posts!  And what better way to celebrate than to give Des a day off? 😉  So, here’s little Kat, bringing you a beautiful gothic lolita dress from a new to me store called Adoness.

I picked up this cutie at the Black Market for only L$100.  The Black Market is a monthly sale event that includes beaucoup fabulous designers, each offering two items – one for L$100, and one for L$40.  The designers run the gamut from horror, to dolly, to mainstream fashion, so there’s something for everyone.  As I said, I couldn’t pass up this pretty lolita dress.  I’ve added some pretty new skin called Farra and matching ears from [VoiD], some awesome hooves and bracelets from Death Row Designs, and some beautiful hair from Wasabi Pills.  The hair bow comes with the Adoness outfit, which is called LilaBellis, by the way.  If you like what you see, please visit the designers listed below!

Well, I still want to do something “special” for my 500th post, but I guess it will have to wait until later.  A retrospective of Des through the years would be nice, I think.  Let’s see if I can find the time to put that together!  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 – Adoness – LilaBellis – White – FTLO Black Market

Skin – [VoiD] – Farra – Hover – Pale – GenX II

Ears – [VoiD] – Dream Ears – Drooped – Pales*

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

Bangles (left) – Death Row Designs – Bangles (new!)*

Bangles (right) – Death Row Designs – Beaded Bracelets (new!)*

Hooves – Death Row Designs – Death Row Hooves*

Eyes – IKON – Utopia Eyes – Silver

Lashes by Beetlebones

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

Angels & Demons for Zombie Popcorn Brand

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I’m a long-time fan of Aliza Karu’s work.  She has a wild and vivid imagination that she readily translates into unique sartorial creations in SL.  Recently, I took a walk through the latest Zombie Popcorn Brand sale and  saw some nice items, but nothing that really screamed at me to “buy buy buy!”   That is until I came upon Ms. Karu’s offering, the Pallina dress.

It’s quite wild and wonderful, and full of meshy goodness, too.  It comes with a really wild and crazy hat, too, which I decided not to wear coz I wanted to wear my new Wasabi Pills Annette hair.  Annette is a nice sleek high pony with little wisps caressing your forehead.  The Pallina dress includes all of the parts shown above, except for the umbrella which is from Lolapop and comes with poses – just click the umbrella and voila! – you’re posing.  The gorgeously textured ankle boots are the newest release from Lapointe & Bastchild, the Simone boots.  If you buy the special edition (and specially priced) fatpack of the boots, they come with a HUD to change the colors, so your inventory won’t be needlessly overloaded.  Mr. Lapointe makes beautiful boots, and I am sure to be wearing these again in later posts!  Once again, I’m wearing the new Redmint skin in the Doll tone.  I’ve added some Cherry Red lipstick from Illusory (meant to go with the Illusory Love skins) to make my look “pop” a bit.

My pretty jewelry is the latest release from +:+WTG+:+ – the Prelude necklace and earring set.  Compared to other pieces from them, this is a very simple, but still stunning, set.  The set comes with another necklace as well as the one shown.  One more pic for you and then I’m done. 🙂

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 with hat (not shown) – Aliza Karu, AngelsDemons – Pallina Dress – Zombie Popcorn Brand

Hair – /Wasabi Pills/ – Annette – Ash*

Jewelry – +:+WTG+:+ – Prelude Set*

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

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

Lipstick – Illusory – Love Lips – Cherry Red

Umbrella with Poses – Lolapop! – My Own Darkness

Dilly Dolls – Emilie – Now in Mesh!

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Oriana Kuhr’s homage to Emilie Autumn, the Emilie outfit, now is available with an all-new mesh corset.  This is the third edition of the venerable Emilie outfit – first it was all hand-painted on the system layers.  Then Oriana did a sculpted version, which had its limitations, but now the mesh version is just perfection.  In case you didn’t know, Dilly Dolls’ Emilie outfit is one of my all-time favorite outfits.  So, I hope you enjoy taking a look at all the beautiful colors it comes in.

Yep, there’s two, two, two avatars in one!  That’s moi, Desiree, and my little kid sis, Kat, both wearing Emilie.  Kat is in the group gift color – Mint, while I’m wearing the pink version (not free).  Kat says she loves the Emilie outfit, too, especially the stripey leggings in two patterns.  I’m wearing the Shrew Zipped boots from Dilly Dolls, while Kat is wearing Dilly Dolls’ Pansa boots.  Both come in colors to match the Dilly Dolls palette, simply by clicking the boots (for the Pansa boots) or the HUD (for the Shrew boots, which are a newer style).  The Emilie outfit also comes with feathered hats and little broken heart pendants that match each color of the dress.  You also get the black wrist cuffs.  Such a yummy outfit!

Kat insisted that we do a closeup together coz she said I’m always hogging the blog (excuse me, Kat, but it’s *my* blog!) with my “big, fat face.”  Wow.  Jealous much?  So, here, Sis, are you happy now!?  Sorry for venting a little sibling rivalry, but yeah, here’s a closeup of the two of us.  I’m wearing the new Redmint skin, which comes with lots of rainbow colored eyeshadows, as well as this one that I really liked that has a more haunted look to it.  I like how the pink around the inside eye corners matched the deep pink of the dress.  Kat, as usual, is wearing her Pink Fuel skin, Elly.  It is so very much “her” that I doubt she’ll venture to another skin any time soon.  That is, unless Pink Fuel releases a new fresh faced skin (or Mynerva ever comes back to creating skins!)  Des is wearing a newish hairstyle from Magika called Dare – mesh, of course, while Kat is wearing Wasabi Pills’ Monique mesh hair.  I love the little braid down the front which is perfect for Kat’s more girlish look.

Okay, enough of us, let’s see more of *me*! (lol)  No, seriously, Des gets the review copies – Little Kat not so much (lol) so here are the rest of the colors of the Emilie dress.

Sorry I took so long to post this issue.  I’ve been sitting on these pics for almost a week, but got too busy in RL to post.  Sigh.  Yeah, it sucks being a responsible adult. (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 wonderful designers who support my acquisitive passion for SL fashion.

on Desiree:

Dress – Dilly Dolls – Emilie – all colors*

Boots – Dilly Dolls – Shrew Zipped Boots – Dark*

Hair – Magika – Dare – blacks

Skin – ( r e d ) m i n t – No. 10 – Doll – Rainbow – Raw*

Lipstick – Illusory – Love Lips – Eclipse

on Kat:

Dress – Dilly Dolls – Emilie – mint – group gift

Boots – Dilly Dolls – Pansa Boots*

Hair – /Wasabi Pills/ – Monique – Ash*

Skin – Pink Fuel – Elly – Sugar – Tiara

Lipstick – Pink Fuel – Elly – Sugar – Juicy Gloss – Raspberry

Dilly Dolls – Davinia V2 – Mesh!

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The formerly sculpted Davinia gown by Dilly Dolls is now available in mesh.  Does it fit better? Of course it does!  It hugs your body like it’s painted on.  Well, it kinda *is* painted on coz this is SL and not RL. lol  But anyway, it’s pretty damned cool!

The dress consists of three pieces – the “petal” bra, the corset, and the skirt.  Each part is color changeable via the included HUD.  New to the mesh version is that the corset eyes and laces on the back of the corset are also color change via the HUD.  It comes with five different sizes to match the SL standard sizes, but if you can’t edit your shape, get the demo before purchasing!  I had to lower my boob buoyancy to get the bra to fit properly.  Luckily, my shape is mod.   My favorite thing about mesh is watching how it moves with my avatar.  You can get some pretty wild stretching of the gown in certain poses, but at least one’s legs don’t come poking through now!

Here’s a photo of the HUD showing all the colors that you can choose.

As you can see, all of the colors are very bright (and shiny) and the HUD is extremely easy to use – it’s basically idiot-proof (thanks, Oriana!)  Oriana promises that more mesh is to come.  I can’t wait to see what she comes up with!

Well, have a lovely Sunday in case I don’t return today!  I go back to work tomorrow, so I’m not sure if I’ll be able to continue blogging as often as I have lately.  My super desktop still has not arrived – thanks, Dell Alienware, for more delays. :/ (grumbles).  But, in any case, 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!

Dress – Dilly Dolls – Davinia V2 (mesh)*

Skin – Atomic – Lien (LB) – Love (TDR Blue Exclusive)

Hair – /Wasabi Pills/ – Monique Mesh Hair (Boobs) – Ash*

Necklace and Bracelet – U&R Dogs – Le Roi d’Y’s – Gold (Festival of Sin)

Lashes by Beetlebones

Eyes by Fashism

+++Blue Blood+++ for Horror Haute

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I shouldn’t have done it.  I don’t even remember doing it.  But here I am – a bloody mess.

He shouldn’t have done it.  He shouldn’t have picked the most magical night of my life to tell me goodbye.  So, I told him goodbye – forever.

The police are coming; I need to hide this bloody knife.

Yeah.  Hope you enjoyed my little tale. lol  Anyway, Horror Haute is upon us – a week of sale items from your favorite dark merchants at incredible prices.  This is Blue Blood’s offering – a gossamer silver gown, bespattered with blood, for only L$50, aptly named Snow Blood.  The shirt layer is fully finished in case you want to wear it by itself.  My hair is the new mesh release from Wasabi Pills, and the beautiful necklace is from U&R Dogs and is available at the Festival of Sin.  Oh, the bloody knife, and all the blood spatters on my body do not come with the dress.  They’re all parts of other outfits I picked up over the years.

Well, see you later, I guess I need to go clean up.  Anyone know the best way to get blood out of silk?

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!

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

Hair – /Wasabi Pills/ – Monique (Boobs) – Flaming Cherry*

Necklace – U&R Dogs – Preghiera Necklace Silver (Festival of Sin)

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

Boots – Lassitude & Ennui – Flutter Boots – Cardinal – rigged mesh* (Back to Black)

Lashes by Beetlebones

Bloody Knife by Yellow Jester

Rotten Defiance Goes Back to Black, Fulfills Your Desire to Hunt

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I’m really loving what Rogue Falconer of Rotten Defiance has been coming out with lately.  Her creations just keep getting better and better.  For instance, her offering at the Back to Black event is a gorgeous dress called Flightless that I just had to have in at least one color.

I chose black, although it also comes in an amazing golden, and an ethereal white.  The dress comes with the little wings, and the feathered textures on the skirt are simply beautiful.  The new Lassitude & Ennui Flutter boots, also offered at the Back to Black event (and previously blogged), are a perfect match, as is the flawless LouLou&Co jewelry called Hyperion.  I also love, love, love the new hairstyles from lamb.  Is it my imagination or are they even better than ever?  I’m also still sporting my ciggie from Virtual/Insanity.  I told you I loved those.  I’m a bad, bad smoker in RL, so why not in SL, too? 😀

Now, if you’re short on lindens, and can’t afford the Back to Black event, which is not a sale event, you’re in luck coz Rotten Defiance has two hunt gifts free for the finding at the store.  First up, I’ll show you the Tainted Love Hunt item.

Love this!  You still have time to grab it, too, coz the hunt doesn’t end until February 23.  The outfit, which comes with the big, big collar, the over-sized sleeve cuffs, the stockings, and two skirts (the one shown above, and a second one without the fishnet on the hem), is called Tainted Punk.  This time I paired it with the red Flutter boots – so perfect – and some semi-new mesh hair from Wasabi Pills called Sybille.  Please forgive the hair going through the collar; it was a bitch trying to adjust everything, and I’m hoping the glitch is not so noticeable with the black on black textures. 😀  Do you see my awesome nails and rings, etc.?  Oh my goodness!  +:+WTG+:+ put out a group gift  for Valentine’s Day – quite amazing! The group costs L$100 to join, but this gift alone is well worth the join fee.  Check my flickr page for a closeup without the collar where you can see the rings, as well as my LouLou&Co. lip piercings, which are hidden here by the collar.  And the skin!  It’s from a new-to-me store called :Mirror’s Enigma:.  This is a new release called Naomi in the Light tone with brown brows.  The skin is very sweet and works especially well with blondes and redheads, but I have no complaints about its appearance with my black hair.  The nose is nicely shaded and the lips are very pretty.  I like the blush, too; all in all, the skin works well with any look.

I’m not done yet!  Remember, I said there were two hunt gifts?  Well, the Rotten Defiance-sponsored My Rotting Valentine Hunt is still going on until March 4.  Rotten Defiance is stop number 1, and the gift is this sexy little black lace number….

Ooh la la!  Here I’m again wearing the new Naomi skin from :Mirror’s Enigma:, but I’ve added some eye shadow/liner from LouLou&Co called Kiss Rock to funk it up a bit.  The shoes I’m wearing are the newest release from Lassitude & Ennui – the Boudoir Mules in black.  They come in two styles in one folder – the shoe with a full mesh foot, or with the avatar foot in a mesh shoe with toes.  The shoes come with a HUD to match your skin tone and to change your toenail polish – many colors are available. I did my best to match up the full foot shoe to my skin tone, but failed.  Ascribe it to user-error, not product error, though.  (I’m not the most patient person while in SL.)  So, I opted to wear the toes-only mesh shoes and am quite please with them. Oh, here, you can also see the Hyperion earrings and necklace from LouLou&C0 that are available at Back to Black.  The earrings come in two lengths – this one and a longer one.  I’m also wearing LouLou’s Lucky Cross Piercing that comes with three styles.  The differences are mostly how many studs are above the top lip.  This is version 1, which has just one.  Finally, the hair is from Exile – Rivers Run in Raven.  Yes, I love it. 🙂

As I said, I have a few more pics, but I’ll post them on my flickr page coz this post is probably long enough!  Ok, hope you enjoyed; get yourself over to Rotten Defiance, coz there’s always something there for every budget – sale items, Midnight Mania boards, lucky chairs, and the hunt items shown today, of course.  I didnt’ even show you the quirky little  sale dress I picked up there.  Ran out of room/time.  But’s it’s awesome, too!  So, go already!

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:

Dress – Rotten Defiance – Flightless – Black (Back to Black)

Skin – Illusory – Love – Milk – Scarlet (for Collabor88)

Hair- !lamb – Oleander – Duopack – Cruella

Necklace – LouLou&Co – Hyperion – V2 (Back to Black)*

Ciggie – Virtual/Insanity – Lucky Stroke Ciggie – Smoked – PolkaBlack*

Boots – Lassitude & Ennui – Flutter Boots – Raven (Back to Black)*

Lashes – Beetlebones – Mesh Lashes V.01 – Dainty Black

Eyes by IKON (formerly Fashism)

No. 2:

Dress – Rotten Defiance – Tainted Punk (Tainted Love Hunt)

Skin – :Mirror’s Enigma: – Naomi Light Skintone (LBrown-Neutral)*

Boots – Lassitude & Ennui – Flutter Boots – Cardinal*

Earrings – LouLou&Co – Hyperion Earrings*

Piercing – LouLou&Co – Lucky Cross – V.2*

Nails and Rings – +:+WTG+:+ – Cupid 2012 St. Valentine’s Day gift (female) (group gift)

No. 3:

Dress – Rotten Defiance – Rotting Valentine (My Rotting Valentine Hunt)

Hair – Exile – Rivers Run – Raven

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

Makeup – LouLou&Co – Kiss Rock – eyes*

Piercing – LouLou&Co – Lucky Cross – V.1*

Bubblez Designs, Haus of Darcy, and Gifts and Sales from around the Grid

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Bubblez Designs has some really nice items out right now, and I thought I’d show them to you, along with lots of freebies and sale items that I picked up in the last few days.  This is the time of year for gifts, and boy, have our designer friends been generous!

First up is a gorgeous new outfit from Bubblez, which is *not* free, but is a total bargain for all you get.  The Blood Rose outfit comes with the dress with lots of sculpted embellishments, gloves, legcuffs, earrings, shoes (not the ones I’m wearing though), and the hair with ornaments.  It also comes with the hair ornaments separate so that you can wear your own hair with it.  It’s easily resizeable, too.  The Bubblez Doll Shoes are not part of this outfit, but they are another new release from that store.  The shoes that come with the dress are pretty, but they’re flats and I prefered the way these cut-out heel shoes with lace socks looked with the dress.

Aren’t the shoes cute?  And they come in lots of other colors, too, besides this Blood Rose pair.  You can also get a closer look at the beautiful sculpted rose and chains adornments on the outfit.  So cool!  The skin I’m wearing is a recent gift from [VoiD] – check the notices for the “Share the Love” gift.  I’ve added the makeup tattoo from the Gala Phoenix group gift coz I love love those red lips!  I’ve also added new piercings from Haus of Darcy, which has lots of newness out right now.  HoD also has done new colors for their piercings – like a pretty pomegranate, green, purple, and blue.  I’m wearing the Lisbeth piercing in the color called Seep (red).  The green Starlight eyes are a Christmas gift from the Plastik.

Next up is a L$12 Fur Vest from Bubblez, with which I’ve created a LOTD.  I never do those (mostly coz they’re time consuming to put together), but some recent additions to my inventory just begged me to throw them together.  So, here I’m wearing a very cool mesh skirt from Aura, which is having a sale right now.  It comes in lots of colors, and with or without the skull on the side.  Love that skirt!  The awesome boots are from the hot, new store Death Row Designs.  These are the Boundcuffed Chain boots in black.  They come in tons of other dirty colors, too.  They’re messy and worn and totally cool.  You gotta love boots with handcuffs, am I right?  😀  The shirt worn under the fur vest is from Roots, the clothing annex of RedMint, which is also having a huge sale right now.  The skull top (which is for guys, I think, but worked for me under the vest), also comes with the ripped, chained gloves and a hoodie.

The beautiful skin is a special Christmas makeup of Illusory’s Paige skin line.  It’s available as part of the Year End Sale at Illusory, Aura, Cheeky Pea, and a few other stores working together.  The necklaces (I’m wearing two) are from Forsaken – the red one is the Biohazard Batty necklace, and the longer one is the Key to the Beyond Necklace.  The hair is also relatively new – this is Wasabi Pills’ Clementine style which has a color-change hairtie. Unfortunately, SL was being stupid for me and not allowing me to change the color of the hairband.  It was no big deal though since I was wearing black and grey anyway. 🙂  Finally, the piercings are again from Haus of Darcy, this is a reworking of the popular Crow’s Crux piercing set.  Aydan has added new colors, including this pretty red Seep color.  The piercing comes with and without the crow feather dangling from your mouth.

Finally, I have one more LOTD outfit to show you, again built around an item from Bubblez Designs.

This is the relatively new Bubblez Winter Jacket in a nicely done black leather.  It includes the cute chained tie, and also comes with a version without the tie, and the tie separately.  You can mix and match to your heart’s content.  The teensy, barely there, mini is another sale item from Roots – the high waisted mini jeans set.  The Death Row Designs boots here are the blue version of the Boundcuffed Chained boots.  The hair is part of Exile’s Christmas subscribo gift.  I think this is meant to be a guy’s style, but I love it!  The skin is the Curio group gift Angel skin, worn in the Moonbeam tone.  I have to say that I love the skin, but I wish it had darker eyebrows!  This is the “dark” version, too!  I tried to find an eyebrow tattoo in my inventory, to no avail.  But, I shouldn’t look a gift horse in the mouth, so thank you Gala; I love the skin, especially the makeup tattoo with the full, red lips!  The earrings are part of Emo-tions’ Christmas gifts, which (sadly) have been removed.  Yep, the tree is gone, and poor little Kat didn’t get a chance to grab them. :/  One last item to mention is the third new release piercing from Haus of Darcy.  This is the Reach Piercing set in the green color called Tide.  It took me quite awhile to fit the separate pieces, but I think it was totally worth it.  HoD makes the coolest piercings, don’t they?

Whew!  Well, that’s it for now.  If I don’t blog again soon, I wanted to wish you all a very Happy New Year, filled with all the wonderful things you can imagine.   Until next time,

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

Oops!  Post edited to let you all know that Bubblez has a new sim, a new look, a new landmark, and a store-wide SALE!  Everything except new releases are on sale for only L$50.  And there’s a new pretty mermaid necklace in the lucky board!  See you there!

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

Details:

No. 1:

Dress, Hair, Earrings, Legcuffs –Bubblez Designs – Blood Rose*

Shoes – Bubblez Designs – Doll Shoes – Blood Rose*

Skin – [VoiD] – Dust – Share – Light – GenX II (Cleavage)

Makeup – Curio (GP) – Holiday Makeup for Party Girl (Dark)

Piercings – Haus of Darcy – Lisbeth – Seep*

Eyes – The Plastik – Vae Collection – Starlight Eyes (Christmas Gift)

No.  2:

Vest – Bubblez Designs – Fur Vest (L$12 promotion til Jan. 3)*

Skirt – Aura – Bulletproof Ruffled Pencil Skirt – Skull – Black (Mesh)

Boots – Death Row Designs – Boundcuffed Chained Boots – Black*

Skin – Illusory – Paige – Milk – FaLaLaLaLa

Shirt and Gloves – >>Roots<< – 00T10015*

Earrings – Emo-tions – Passion Earrings (freebie)

Piercings – Haus of Darcy – The Crow’s Crux – Seep*

Necklaces – -=Forsaken=- Biohazard Batty – Red; and Key to the Beyond Necklace*

Hair – /Wasabi Pills/ – Clementine – Ash*

No. 3:

Jacket – Bubblez Designs  – Winter Jacket*

Skirt – >>Roots<< – High Waist Mini Jeans Set*

Top – >>Roots<< – Underbust Outfit*

Skin – GP (Curio) – Moonbeam – Dark – Angel – Happy Holidays 2011

Makeup – GP (see above)

Piercings – Haus of Darcy – Reach – Tide*

Boots – Death Row Designs – Boundcuffed Chained Boots – Dirtyblue*

Hair – Exile – Pulse – Raven/Sin (subscribo gift)