I Heart Role Play

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

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

DE Designs Carmina_003

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

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

DE Designs Carmina_008

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

DE Designs Carmina_007

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

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

Details:

Outfit – DE Designs – Carmina – Black*

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

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

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

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

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

Cloak – FATEplay – Cloak – Kollo – Midnight

Boots – Lapointe & Bastchild – Elise Ankle Boots Patent Black

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

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

Poses by ploom*

Lashes by Beetlebones

Eyes by IKON

Photos taken on location at Silent Hills.

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

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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) 🙂

No. 512 – The Little Bat

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Hey, there.  Tonight I want to show you a gorgeous outfit I picked up from the Little Bat.  I wish I could remember exactly where I picked it up, but I’m sure it’s available at the mainstore.  (I probably got it at Gothmas by Gaslight.)

TLB Ginny 2

I am completely in love with this outfit!  It fits like a dream, and I barely needed to modify my shape.  Even better, the medium size fits me.  This is important to me because my avi is not large – not at all.  She’s fairly short and very thin.  It boggles my mind why I usually have to wear the large size of mesh outfits.  Anyway…. the outfit consists of a long, low riding mesh skirt, a corset, and mesh sleeves that create a sort of tiny jacket that just covers your shoulders and arms.  Love it!  The textures are incredibly yummy, too.  Drusilla Dethly is definitely on my watch list!

TLB Ginny 1My hair is from Dura (not new, I think, but new to me).  I love the asymmetrical bangs.  My shoes are the sames ones I wore in my last post – also from the Little Bat – and my nails and rings are an older item from +:+WTG+:+, who does amazing work with jewelry.

And now, the obligatory closeup…

TLB Ginny 5

You can really see the beauty of the corset’s textures here.  Damn, that’s nice!  These photos were taken at the Golden Thread art installation on the Miamai sim.  Well, thanks for reading, and happy hunting, gathering, shopping, etc. *mwah*!

Details:

Outfit – The Little Bat – Ginny – Cherry

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

Hair – Dura – Boys & Girls 49 – Black

Jeweled Nails – +:+WTG+:+ – **F+@DR** Jeweled Nails

Earrings – +:+WTG+:+ – Ribbon Classic

Skin – Belleza – Mya Pale Xmas Gift

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

Eyes – IKON – Spectral Eyes – Wight

New Gothic Gown from Jolbey and Jasper

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So, many months ago, I blogged an amazing free outfit from Jolbey & Jasper called Wasteland Wanderer (here if you’re curious).  The outfit was so well executed and the quality was so outstanding that I’ve never forgotten the store.  I’ve checked there from time to time ever since that post, always sad to find that there was nothing new.  Well, you can imagine my happiness earlier this week when I received a new release notice from J&J.  I ran on over right away and found this gorgeous, traditional gothic gown called Gothic Rose.

As before, the textures are beautifully rendered and the entire outfit is of extremely high quality.  Now, this is not a free group gift, it’s a regularly priced new release, but the price is totally reasonable.  If you’re looking for something new and free from J&J, there is a new outfit in the Midnight Mania – a very cute hot pink gothic witch costume (which I have not had the luck to win yet due to low slaps on the MM).  Here’s a shot that shows the side of the gown.  I love the detail on the little buttons on the sleeves and bodice.

The gown also comes with the cute hat (shown) and also a black lace undershirt, which I decided not to wear so that I could show you my jewelry better.  So, take a look at the next pics and you’ll see some beautiful creations from +:+WTG+:+ – some of which are part of the October group gift.

The Halloween Art short necklace, earrings,  and the awesome embellished nails with rings are part of the October group gift.  If you’re not part of the +:+WTG+:+ group yet, what are you waiting for?  Every month, amazing free jewelry!  The longer necklace is a new release for Halloween called simply Halloween Ball necklace.  My orange flower “Gesneriana” mouthie is from Virtual/Insanity and my Halloween eye makeup with spider and spider web is the free opening gift from !Musa! – a new store on the same sim as G Field.

Oh my goodness!  Those nails are amazing!  They come in several sizes, too, so you probably won’t have to modify your hand size to get them to fit.  For me, they were super easy to make fit – just a simple little one step adjust with the position arrows and then they fit like a dream.  My skin is by Illusory, one of the Love skins, but it’s been heavily adjusted with makeup from Nomine (Papillon Makeup, Babylon Black 2) and the Halloween makeup from Musa mentioned above.  Finally, my hair is from the recent generous Exile gift of several fatpacks of hair.  This one is Violetta in Raven.  It’s free to all members of the subscribo group – which means free for everyone!  Thanks so much, Exile!

Hope you enjoyed my ramblings, and be sure to support your favorite designers inworld.  The best ones work very hard to make the beautiful things we wear every day!

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

BlakOpal Unleashes a Sexy Chanteuse

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Well, Fantasy Faire began today, and I’m on the official blogger list, but I’ve got some overdue posts, so I’m going to finish those up before I start showing you FF items, ‘k?  So, tonight’s post is about BlakOpal, that bastion of gothic goodness.  The fine folks over there have a new release, and she is stunning.  I’ll let the pictures do the talking.

Do I like this outfit.  No.  I don’t.  I LOVE it!  Hee hee.  It is sooo sexy.  Am I on a burlesque kick or what?  Well, excuse me, but some gorgeous new burlesque items have come out lately, and I just have to blog them since burlesque is my favorite style!  The outfit includes the top, burlesque skirt, which is made a bit differently than most I’ve seen, but works beautifully.  The skirt prims include the bottom portion of the corset.  You’d think there’d be a problem matching up those seams, but nope – none at all.  It flowed together seamlessly.  The Chanteuse dress comes in at least three colors that I’ll show you – this beautiful red, plus blue and purple.  Before I show you the other colors, let me tell you what else I’m wearing.  My boots are (once again) the Angeline boots from Lapointe and Bastchild.  I’m just so in love with these boots!  (And they’re not even a new release!  But they’re just so yummy!)  My necklace is a new item from +:+WTG+:+for Stuff in Stock called The Sun 2012.  it’s a fairly simple, yet intricate necklace.  Oxymoron?  Mayhaps lol.  Nothing from +:+WTG+:+ is really simple.  Their primwork is amazing.  This necklace, though, is not as intricate as some of their other pieces.  Not that there’s anything wrong with that!  It’s a beautiful piece, and it’s unisex, too.  The earrings are also from WTG (and blogged previously).  My hair is Truth’s Auralee (a very pretty style), and my skin is once again Illusory’s offering for Collabor88.  I love this skin sooo much!  Oh, my hair adornments are not part of the Truth hair.  They’re actually part of something I’ll be blogging for Fantasy Faire from Lupoaica (more about that later).  Ok, more pics of Chanteuse.

I particularly love this blue because of the two tones of blue used.  Those two different colors really add some visual interest, I think.

And this purple is just lovely, too.  I hope you love them as much as I do.  If so, head over to BlakOpal and get yours.  While you’re there, be sure to pick up the new ladies (and gents) freebies next to the staircase.  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 – BlakOpal – Chanteuse Dress – Red, Blue, Purple*

Skin – Illusory – Love – Milk – Frenchie (Collabor88)

Boots – Lapointe & Bastchild – Angeline Ankle Boots – Brick, Blue, Purple*

Necklace – +:+WTG+:+ – The Sun 2012 necklace – Stuff in Stock*

Earrings – +:+WTG+:+ -Prelude*

Hair – Truth – Auralee w/Roots – Night

Eyes – IKON – Utopia Eyes – Silver

Bubblez Does Burlesque

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

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

I hope to be back soon, but until then…

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

Details:

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

Outfit with Hat – Bubblez Designs – Burlesque*

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

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

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

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

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

Hair – TRUTH – Bunny – Quince

Eyes – IKON – Utopia – Silver

More from Vaxer Coz I Forgot to Post this One!

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Yep,  I must have been rushing to get out my last post coz I had another sexy outfit from Vaxer to show you.  So, take a look at Zulema.

I’m pretty sure I got Zulema at a special price on the Marketplace.  But, I’m sorry to say that I held onto it too long coz the special has changed there.  But you should totally check it out if you’re into goth fashion! Apparently, the specials change pretty regularly, so check back often.  The undershirt/bra comes on a separate layer, so you can wear the dress with or without it.  I’m wearing the bra undershirt in the center and right pics and I’m going bare in the left pic.  It’s a sexy outfit either way.  I’m also wearing a newish release from +:+WTG+:+ as my gorgeous choker and earrings.  You should really click to see the pic bigger coz this is drool-worthy goth jewelry.  Oh, Ikon Innovia of IKON also just released his new Horizon eyes.  I fell in love with these pale blue ones and had to change from my customary grey.  Don’t worry, I also found some new grey eyes there and grabbed those, too.  Again, click if you want to see the eyes bigger.  And I just had to show you these sexy boots I found at Lapointe & Bastchild.  They’re not new, but I must have been on SL hiatus when they came out coz they’re totally new to me!  They’re so yummy!   🙂

They come in lots of pretty colors, even a lovely goth black. 😀  I love them so much that you’re going to get sick of seeing me in them, but I don’t care (*sticks out tongue*)  I love the straps that give these ankle boots a very Victorian look.  And the textures are just perfect.  Paul Lapointe is such a pro at texturing, and he knows goth/Victorian styles from years and years of SL experience.  Well, that’s enough from me.  Little Kat is dying to wish you all a Happy Easter, so I’d better get busy helping her do just that!  Until next time,

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

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!

Details:

Dress – Vaxer – Zulema

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

Eyes – IKON – Horizon Eyes – Pale Blue – NEW!

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

Lipstick – Illusory – Love Lips – Cherry Red

Hair – analog dog – Ciera – Goth

Jewelry – +:+WTG+:+ – Ribbon classic – Choker and Ear Piercings*

Lashes by Beetlebones