Your special snowflake – News from Stitched, Dead Dollz and Casa del Shai! :D

Hey guys!

So yeah, I was quiet this week. I am not sure why, but I really didn’t feel motivated to log into Secondlife at all. Maybe it is because I just cannot seem to immerse myself into role-play besides with a few players, and if those aren’t around I feel lost? Not sure, I just know I was very busy and during my evenings just didn’t feel like logging in. I hope it’ll become better once the rl stress settles down a bit. At least I managed to come up with two nice outfits. πŸ™‚ The other one will be blogged very soon too, I promise!

This is yet another prove that small, seemingly unimportant items can pimp an entire outfit imho! πŸ˜€

The sleeves!

Sleeves that fit WELL with Slink hands are incredibly hard to find for role-players. I know of very, very few and even those tend to only fit with certain sizes. I am really not a fan of layer gloves for the hands because I feel it looks sort of dated. You can imagine how happy I was when I found about about Adele Bumblefoot’s new sleeves (with gloves) for her brand Stitched which she offers at Totally Top Shelf. One pair of original mesh sleeves is priced at 219 Lindens and they come in the usual five sizes. Imho they are really well rigged and NO issues with Slink-hands either! πŸ˜€ I am really a fan of the textures and colours as well, they are very nicely done. Sleeves/gloves like this are such incredibly useful items for mixing and matching and SO hard to find for us, so these were totally a must have for me.

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The tunic!

The tunic I am wearing is a current release by Kiddo Oh for Dead Dollz at WE LOVE RP and when I saw it I instantly thought it would be both awesome as a standalone item and for mixing and matching. πŸ˜€ This can easily be worn in gorean role-play by slaves as a tunic and can just easily be combined and layered with other parts to combine a really awesome wintery outfit. πŸ˜€ It is original mesh and I am definitely a fan of Kiddo’s items. Her textures are nicely done, the highlights and shadows aren’t too bright or dark and the rigging is really well done. I was a bit irritated when I saw that it came with no alpha but i have tried on various sizes and had no issues whatsoever with either. One colour only costs 150 Lindens and comes in both opaque and transparent versions. Really a nice addition to my inventory. πŸ™‚

The boots!

Shai Delacroix of Casa del Shai is awesome. Period. πŸ˜€ She came in last minute for WE LOVE RP this round and wasn’t sure what to make, so I showed her some inspirational pictures of boots. The next day, she put these up at the event and I wanted to squeeeeee, because I have been looking for boots like these forever now. πŸ™‚ They are unisex, have perfectly rigged laces (laces are SUCH a pain to rig, at least if you go by what most designers tell!) and come in a bunch of awesome colours. I fell in love with the green and brown ones. The suede textures are gorgeous and these boots look so incredibly realistic for the type of role-play I love (but I also saw quite a few mainstreamers wearing them :O). One pair costs 299 Lindens which is a very fair price in my book. Absolutely a must have for all elves and other medieval type people! MEN, I repeat, these are unisex! πŸ˜›

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Hair 1: Damselfly, Amarie, blondes (Tommy Fairplay, @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Hair 2: Entwined, Titania, blondes (VivienMarli Resident, @ Totally Top Shelf!)
Ears: The Skinnery, Puki Elongated Ears (Umazuma Metaluna)
Eyes: Dead Apples, Shattered, sea (Soleil Reid)
Lashes: Snow Rabbit, R6 v. 1.00, attach to nose (Shirousagi Noel)
Eyeliner: Soiree, Last Call Eyeshadow X Liner, bare minimum (Julep Mixemup)
Vest: May’s Soul, Elven Vest, deer (May Tolsen @ The Fantasy Room!!)
Tunic: Dead Dollz, Kunoichi Tunic, green (Kiddo Oh, @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Corset: LeLutka, Ricochet Suit, nude (Thora Charron, @ Uber!!)
Pants: The Muses, Penghel Armor, brown (Dolce Blackflag)
Boots: Casa del Shai, Lace Up Boots, forest (Shai Delacroix @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Sleeves: Stitched, Nuala Gloves, golden (Adele Bumblefoot, @ Totally Top Shelf!!)
Cloak 1: The Muses, Callon Outfit, brown (Dolce Blackflag)
Cloak 2: PFC, Elven Cloak, woodlands (Pucca Firecaster)
Scarf: Drift, Cozy Collar, knit solids (Kallisto Destiny)
Belt: On A Lark /Sweet Poison, All Purpose Belt, brown (Discovering Destiny/Bella Domela, Gacha!!)
Pauldrons: ieQED, Holly Pauldrons (Sigifaust Resident, @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Necklace 1: Storybook, Marley Chains, bronze (Vix Nirvana, @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Necklace 2: Geek, Layers Necklace (Jada Tigerpaw, @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Necklace 3: The Forge, Scale Collar, gold (Deccan Arida @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Headpiece 1: Pekka, Aida Headdress, gold (Kathya Szczepanski, @ WE LOVE RP!!))
Headpiece 2: Keystone, Merlusa, gold/ruby (Aymee Monk, @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Ring: Yummy, Birthstone Ring, july/ruby (Polyester Partridge, @ The Arcade!!)
Lantern: Remarkable Oblivion, Holiday Spirit Lantern, bronze (Nimvade Resident/ AxsisThorn Resident, @ The Arcade!!)
Poses: I am so sorry, I forgot which ones I used. 😦
Animals: Ispachi, Cherished Moments (Diarmuid Miklos, @ The Arcade!!)

Location: My home.

 

 

 

 

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I love you madly! – News from Entwined, Swagga and the Mystic Realms Faire!! :)

Hi peeps,

time for another post. I am really tired already but I thought I better get this one out. πŸ˜€ This time, I also wanted to provide a bit for the guys, so theres a dude too. πŸ˜› And of course, Wurfel is hanging out with us as well. Need I mention that the new hairs by Tableau Vivant in this post will probably end up in my folder of Alltime Favourites? πŸ˜€

Lets see what they are wearing!

The hair!

In my last post about an outfit I mentioned a new hair store named Entwined by VivienMarli Resident and told you guys I’d blog them too. So here we go! The style I am wearing is called Neva and I am happy to say, I am very positively impressed. πŸ™‚ The price of one package is 250L which is pretty normal. Each colour package contains five different tones. I am a fan of both the reds and the blondes even though I wish there was an actual deep, blood red available too. Then again, I nowadays care more for the blondes and these tones are really, really well chosen imho. I do hope they will be adding essential/basic packs with aΒ  selection of each haircolour at one point! Imho, the mesh is smooth and the textures very pretty, just the right amount of glossy without looking too wet. πŸ˜€ I am definitely a fan and will keep my eyes on this store, and I hope in the near future we will see more from them and maybe some essential packs too?! πŸ˜€

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The tunic (on him)!

Men always complain that there are no cool items for them and I always, always disagree. I am of the firm belief that there may be an abundance of dresses and things alike for girls, but when it comes to badass looking outfits (and not gowns of all kinds and forms) we are absolutely underserved (is that a word?!). Look at this super cool tunic by Swagga (Sh0rtie Resident) for guys! I haven’t spotted anything alike for girls yet. The textures are nicely done and I really like the small details such as the straps in front of the chest and the pouch. I do think the metal parts may be a a -tad- too shiny, but overall I really think this tunic (it comes with those pretty cool bracers, pants and boots btw!) is a nice addition for a lot of outfits. I checked if it fits with several different meshpants commonly worn and it does! If I was a guy, I most certainly would pick this one up, especially since the whole outfit is only 299 Lindens at the Mystic Realms Faire!! πŸ™‚

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On HER:
Hair 1: Entwined, Neva, blondes (Vivienmarli Resident, NEW!!)
Hair 2: Tableau Vivant, Winnie, blondes (M4ri1yn Magic, NEW @ Collabor88!!)
Hair 3: Tableau Vivant, Myst, blondes (M4ri1yn Magic, NEW @ Mystic Realms Faire!!)
Ears: The Skinnery, Puki Elongated Ears (Umazuma Metaluna)
Eyes: Adored, Cloud Eyes, Potion B (Constance Daehlie, NEW @ Mystic Realms Faire!!)
Lashes: Snow Rabbit, R6 v. 1.00, attach to nose (Shirousagi Noel)
Eyeliner: Soiree, Last Call Eyeshadow X Liner, bare minimum (Julep Mixemup)
Bra: Just Design, Gwen Bra, earth (Davidefre Resident, NEW @ Mystic Realms Faire!!)
Vest: Drift, Ygritte Fur vest, animal furs (Kallisto Destiny, NEW @ Mystic Realms Faire!!)
Straps/Corset: The Muses, Callon Outfit, brown (Dolce Blackflag, NEW @ Mystic Realms Faire!!)
Pants: FatePlay, Surie Pants (Damien Fate, NEW @ Mystic Realms Faire!!)
Boots: Lassitude & Ennui, Embroidered Boots, brown/gold (Jackal Ennui)
Belt: DRD, Medieval Belt (Jaimy Hancroft, NEW @ Mystic Realms Faire!!)
Headpiece: Utopiah, Rainfall Headband, gold (Petiita Blackbart, NEW @ Mystic Realms Faire!!)
Tiara: Bites & Claw, Ionna Circlet, gold (Graea Resident, NEW @ Mystic Realms Faire!!)
Headband 2: Lark, Icelandic Helm of Awe – Headband (Sienia Trevellion, NEW @ Mystic Realms Faire!!)
Necklace: Lark, Icelandic Helm of Awe – Necklace (Sienia Trevellion, NEW @ Mystic Realms Faire!!)
Leather Collar: Refined Wild, Diaorga Collar, embossed (Khyle Sion, NEW @ Mystic Realms Faire!! 50L!!)
Pauldrons: The Forge, Eldar Armor, wood (Deccan Arida)
Bracers: DRD, Medieval Bracers, brown (Jaimy Hancroft, NEW @ Mystic Realms Faire!!)
Bag: Ane, Remi Bag, brown leather (Anemysk Karu, NEW @ Mystic Realms Faire!!)
Quiver (back): PFC, Elven Quiver, brown (Pucca Firecaster, Rare!!)
Quiver (leg): PFC, Ottoman Quiver, brown (Pucca Firecaster, Common!!)
Bow: LR Weapons, Hazel Bow (Allia Lane/Larion Rhode)

On HIM:

Hair: Damselfly, Legolas, light browns (Tommy Fairplay, @ Mystic Realms Faire!!)
Skin: Aeros Avatars, Arrow, tequila (Pi Rain)
Eyes: Aeros Avatar, Arrow, serenite (Pi Rain)
Ears: Illusions, Drow Ears (Siyu Suen)
Scars: DPD, Scar 3 and Scar 7 (Dais Abonwood)
Tunic/w Bracers: Swagga, Monir Outfit (Sh0rtie Resident, NEW @ Mystic Realms Faire!!)
Pants: Old Layerpants, not currently available.
Boots: Just Design, Aragon Boots, earth (Davidefre Resident)
Cloak: FatePlay, Kollo Cloak, emerald (Damien Fate)
Eyepatch: The Forge, Skull Cutter eyepatch (Deccan Arida)
Quiver (leg): PFC, Ottoman Quiver, brown (Pucca Firecaster, Common!!)
Bow: LR Weapons, Stick Bow (Allia Lane/Larion Rhode)

Pose (last pic): An Lar Poses, At A ready (Katya Valeska, NEW @ Mystic Realms Faire!!)
(I unfortunately forgot to write down the others. 😦 )

Wurfel: Alchemy, Dire Protector, earthen (Nina Helix/Tyr Rozenblum, NEW @ Mystic Realms Faire!!)

Location: Harrowdale, The Dalelands

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Soraya, Oh Soraya! – Deetalez by Steffi Villota

Hiya peeps! πŸ™‚

Today I want to write about skins again! More precisely, I want to talk about DEETALEZ by Steffi Villota. Deetalez has been around since a long time and I always kept an eye on them. The constant improvement has been very visible and still IS visible in her store, because she keeps the skisn that belogn to certain lines or years in separate rooms. I was always, actually until very recently, sad that none of her skins seemed to fit my shape, especially the older ones I never got to work. Then I met Jarla and I fell in love, tweaked my shape a little e voilΓ ! But, this isn’t about Jarla but…

About Soraya!

Soraya is Steffi Villota’s newest release and available at the Skin Fair 2014. The skin comes in four tones of which I am wearing nordic, which is the second lightest and imho neither is too pink nor too yellow. For 1099 Lindens, which is a very reasonable price, you receive:

seven brow options (including a no brow option), shown below
– a tintable lipstick tatto
– a tintable eyebrow layer
– a tintable eyeshadow layer
– eyebrow shaper

All appliers for boobies, bum, lips, hands and feet are sold separately and are a little more expensive than those of your average skindesigner. Also, Soraya comes in two versions. TheΒ  difference between the two are the lips, which are a little more glossy on the first version. I personally cannot decide which one I like better,t hey are both yummy!

The face!

One thing that I generally LOVE and learned to value about Deetalez is that these skins are not your average boring pretty girl face. You very likely will need to tweak your face a little. You very likely will notice tiny things that aren’t 100% symmetrical (look at the collarbones!), and I love those. πŸ™‚ These skins give you a characteristic yet beautiful face and don’t turn you into another plainfaced beauty. I also like that Steffi didn’t jump on the bandwagon of producing VERY highlighted and glossy skins only. Leave that up to Birdy, guys, and find your own style instead of copying others, it’s what makes YOU unique.. She’s the best at it anyways. πŸ˜‰ Her face is matte with subtle highlights, unique and beautiful.

Also, look at those lip!They are absolutely yummy imho. I think Steffi, Birdy and The Shops produce my favourite lips so far.

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The brows and eyes!

As said before, Steffi offers SEVEN brow options in each package, all of which are displayed in this post. I LOVE that she makes a difference betweenΒ  light blonde and med blonde, all the blondes in the world will know what I am talking about. πŸ™‚ A no brow option is great, too, too many skindesigners still don’t offer it or offer removal layers instead, which eats up one of your tattoolayers when it shouldn’t. Her brows are awesome imho. They are very detailed and natural looking and some of the best brows out there hands down. For those among you who enjoy truly RED brows (or other fantasy colours), she also offers those colours on a separate tattoo layer which can be worn with all of her All Around The World Skins. πŸ™‚ The only thing that confused me are the thick brows: I think the idea is awesome, butΒ  I DO wish they came in all colours as well. 😦

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Her eyes are a little tricky, at least for me. I had to adjust my eyes what felt like a ton (she actually stood next to me and helped!) and in the end it turned out looking really good (and still looks almost the same on my other skin?!). Little differences have a quick and BIG effect with deetalez skin, so be careful. I love her eyes in generall though, the lids are so well drawn that I went through that little trial and was glad I did it. πŸ™‚ Or maybe I am just too blonde…who knows. πŸ˜€ Deetalez Brows 2 Final

The body!

I already mentioned the small details that Steffi seems to keep asymmetrical on her skins, such as the shading on the collarbones. Probably a matter of taste, but I like it a lot. The boobs look nicely shaped and the shading is JUST enough to make them look natural. The highlights are not overdone so the often seen “plastic”-effect (boobs that look unatural) isn’t the case here. The stomach area is perfect imho. Many skins have either too plain or too strongly shaded stomach areas which often gives them a somewhat unnatural look. I do wish the hipbones were a little more pronounced, but given this skin has a softer stomach area, it might just make sense to have them more subtle.

I am a fan of the bum and legs! Especiall the bum’s shading is welldone imho, and doesn’t have this strange ‘dirty’ look some other skins have.

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The Seams and the appliers!

Plain and simple: There are no seams that I could detect that can be avoided. I could not even spot one in the armpits.This is a rare find nowadays when skins are often released as if a chinese factory is producing them. Bam, bam, bam, three skins each month! Steffi Villota pays GREAT attention to details and her skins are some of the highest quality skins I have encountered so far, rivaled by very few designers around Second Life.

As said before, her appliers are pricier than your usual ones. However, they are good ones, too. There are so many cheap appliers out there that leave visible, bad seams. What’s the use of a 50 Linden applier that looks like crap? I’ll rather dish out a bit more and then have appliers that fit 100%. You’ll note a small seam on the back of my feet, or rather, a gap. That’s me being an idiot and wearing the wrong alpha, not the skin.

Summary!

I think this skin is gorgeous. It does come a bit pricier once you pay for all the appliers, but it is very much worth it. One of the highest quality skins out there and with a face that is truly unique and pretty at the same time. I am very happy I stumbled upon Jarla and got myself to adjust my shape a little. Much like Birdy, her skins are somewhat special, but well worth it. πŸ™‚

Other items worn:

Hair: Magika, Shine, pack 1 (Sabina Gully, NEW!!)
Bikini: Drift (Kallisto Destiny)
Ears: The Skinnery, Puki Elongated Ears (Umazuma Metaluna)
Eyes: Buzzeri, Mysteria Eyes, ice (Eleri Catlyn)
Lashes: Snow Rabbit, R6 v. 1.00, attach to nose (Shirousagi Noel)
Hands/Feet: Slink (Siddean Munro)

I’ll be your friend – Kalopsia, SSD, Alchemy and Enchantment! :D

Heya peeps!

The preparations for WE LOVE RP are quite overwhelming lately, but damn, there will be some really awesome stuff there! πŸ™‚ Stay tuned for a list with the previews on here soon!!

But lets have a look at what I am wearing! πŸ˜€

The headpiece!

The displayed headpiece is actually a mask by Kalopsia, a store owned by Isabeau Baragula. You can currently buy it at Enchantment. This store is definitely one you should keep your eyes on! I truly like her items. The textures on this wolfhead are pretty cool and I enjoy the creativity and mixture between cute and badass this item inherits. The red bow is unfortunately a little less visible in my red hair, but it adds a pretty cute detail, while the wolfhead looks really creepy…in aΒ  good way! The mask comes in two versions: Full face and the one I am showing. I do think it would have been a good idea to offer this without the fancy red bow, too! I know a couple of guys who IMed me about it and wanted it, if not for the bow. But yeah, I personally love this creepy-pretty thingy. πŸ™‚

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The necklace/earrings!

Sax Shepherd is a designer who, IMHO, is vastly underestimated. I have a feeling that has to do with his vendor posters, while well organized and VERY honest about the item, are not very flattering, while others use Photoshop a lot to enhance their items. We all know that you can make crappy items look gorgeous on a a vendor, and we all know that sometimes gorgeous items look less interesting on vendors. This is usually the case when people are being TOO humble with their vendors.

This is also the case with Sax! Because quite frankly, his items are marvellous. They may not always suit my style but I can appreciate the amount of work that has gone into these. His prices are very, very fair for original textures and original mesh. I specifically enjoy the textures for his gems and pearls, they are very, very pretty and unique out there. There are few creators who can match his gem- and pearl textures imho. On the displayed item, the metal texture is really nice as well. Just sometimes his golden textures seem a little flat to me. His HUDs are easy to navigate and come with a nice variety of options.

I highly recommend having a closer look at his items. Sometimes looking PAST vendor posters that don’t appeal to your own taste is a good thing, because sometimes, like in the case of Sax Shepherd Designs, awesome quality is hiding inside. The items displayed are a gacha btw, follow any hints at his store. Also, if you look at his rl tab in SL, follow the link to his rl art gallery. πŸ™‚ There is another thing that I can say about him: He is very polite and reliable, which is a rare thing to encounter in SL.

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The wolf!

Nina Helix and Tyr Rozenblum are officially heroes now! For a long time, any person who wanted an animal companion in SL, was forced to buy either the ripped, laggy shit at Manticore or they had to resort to …pretty much nothing. There were pretty much next to zero choices for us. But now that Tyr and Nina are collaborating for Alchemy, they are producing more and more original, pretty, not so laggy and awesome companion pets. I am so, so, so very happy about this. The textures are pretty (soooo wooly/cuddly!) and the wolf has JUST the right mixture of cute and dangerous look. πŸ™‚ The animations are fluid, too. I am so excited to see more! (I know they are working on a raven for WE LOVE RP!). Thanks guys, for stepping up the game with these pets! Buy the wold at Enchantment!

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Hair 1: Taketomi, Miyabi, reds 02 (Bella Earst, NEW!!)
Ears: Slink, Sachara Elf Ears, pointy (Siddean Munro)
Eyes: Dead apples, Twinkle Eyes, ice (Soleil Reid, NEW!!)
Lipstick: AG, Bitten Lipstain, Berry nice to meet you (Amiee Galicia)
Lashes: Snow Rabbit, R6 v. 1.00, attach to nose (Shirousagi Noel , Mesh!!)
Hands: Slink, elegant (Siddean Munro, Mesh!!)
Cape: Soedara, Shoulder Scarf Winnowill, softest fur 4 (Marbella Pronovost)
Dress: Beetlebones, Little Red Mini Dress (Suetabulous Yootz, NEW @ Enchantment)
Pants: The Library, The Wolf, brown (Dreamfantasia Nightfire, NEW @ Enchantment)
Boots: Kahli Designs, Vagabond Outfit (Viland Resident)
Armwarmers: Drift, Armearmers unisex, army green (Kallisto Destiny)
Belt: The Forge, Braided Belt, brown common (Deccan Arida, NEW!!)
Bracers: Enfant Terrible, Candlelight Dinner Gacha, goth (LeEnfantTerrible Resident, PREVIEW!!)
Pouches (upper Arm) Ravensoul, Ronja Outfit, brown (Cry Hawker)
Headpiece: Kalopsia, Red Hiding Hood Wolf Mask (Isabeau Baragula, NEW @ Enchantment)
Necklace+ Earrings: Sax Shepherd Designs, Fae Gacha, iron (Sax Shepherd, NEW Gacha!!)
Rings: Kunglers, TDRF Ring, gold/bronze (AvaGardner Kungler, NEW @ The Dressing Room)
Basket: MishMish, Mouse on a basket, Light Tea (Aime Takaaki, NEW @ Enchantment)
Wolf: Alchemy, Fenris the Great Wolf, grey (Nina Helix/Tyr Rozenblum, NEW @ Enchantment)
Poses: Marukin, various sets (Valencia Southard)

And here is another Sneak Peak for WE LOVE RP!

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It’s a wonderful life! – Gothmas by Gaslight, Senzafine, Truth, Beetlebones and more!

Heya peeps!

I visited Gothmas by Gaslight the other day and was instantly inspired to create an outfit around this awesome tunic dress by Senzafine! πŸ™‚ And also… the owl. But lets see!

The owl!

I am such a lucker at times with gachas! πŸ™‚ I got this rare owl from Suetabulous Yootz’ (Beetlebones) new gacha machine for the Arctic Friends right away with my first try. πŸ˜€ It is crazy cute. It sits on your arm and jumps around a little, when you walk, it’ll fly with you and when you fly, it’ll fly, too. The animations are super cute, too. πŸ™‚ It comes withaΒ  really pretty HUD, too, through which you can browse in order to find out how to name your pet and some other stuff. You can also rez it out! Also, some of the friends available there come as avatars too. I got an awesome super cute bear avatar. πŸ˜€ With only 50 Lindens per play and ALL of these avis/pets being really gorgeous, you cannot do much wrong with it. πŸ™‚

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The dress!

Like I said, I was shopping at Gothmas by Gaslight which is an event that deserves much more attention than it gets. But I suppose it might be a little bit, too, because there are so many designers involved that don’t quite deliver on quality, which makes it a bit of a chore to wade through all the stuff to find the (admittedly many) good designers there. It is definitely worth to have a look around there, many pretty, pretty items. πŸ™‚ This dress is provided by Synjari Myriam for Senzafine and come in various subtle color variations. I really like it. It is simple and easy to match with many other things (besides belts obviously) and I really enjoy the texturing on this one. It looks cuddly and warm. Synjari really always pull soff such nice textures and once again she did not disappoint.Β  I do believe the mesh is a template but it’s a nice one for sure. πŸ™‚ Also, it is one of the few wintery dresses that isn’t super long and thus can be combined with boots! =D

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The sleeves!

I think sometimes we don’t appreciate the little items we keep wearing all the damned time enough and don’t give them enough credit. Recently I have been combining these sleeves with a LOT of varied outfits in role-play. They are provided by Adele Bumblefoot for her brand Stitched and only cost 30L at WE LOVE RP! Watch out for a small gift in the house where Stitched is in. I really like the slightly flared shape of these and like that theypartially cover the hand. Many kinds of sleeves cannot really be worn with SLINK hands: They keep sticking through, I think it is because their positioning or movement is slightly different than that of the default hands/wrists. But these work, and they look warm and cozy, too. πŸ™‚

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Hair: Truth, Althea, reds (Truth Hawks, NEW!!)
Ears: Illusions, Drow Ears (Siyu Suen, Mesh!!)
Eyes: Adored, Unreal Eyes, iced (Constance Daehlie, Mesh!!)
Lashes: Snow Rabbit, R6 v. 1.00, attach to nose (Shirousagi Noel , Mesh!!)
Hands: Slink, elegant (Siddean Munro, Mesh!!)
Vest: Chronokit, Summer Bolero, brown (Kit Pizzicato)
Dress: Senzafine, Core Tunic Dress, ochre gold (Synjari Myriam, NEW @ Gothmas by Gaslight!!)
Undershirt: not available anymore
Pants: Sur+, Amalfi Pants, mud (Sienia Trevellion)
Boots: Junbug, Zelda Bootykins, red (Juno Mantel, NEW!!)
Sleeves: Stitched, Caecilia Sleeves, red (Adele Bumblefoot, 30L @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Cloak: Junbug, Hilda’s Cloak, brown (Juno Mantel,NEW!! @ We Love RP!!)
Scarf: Drift, Chic Leather Collar, chocolate (Kallisto Destiny)
Epaulettes: La Petite Morte, Gothic Victorian Epaulette (Voshie Paine, NEW @ Gothmas by Gaslight!!)
Necklace: Yummy, Bear Charm Necklace, bronze (Polyester Partridge,Β  NEW @ Collabor88!!)
Poses: Imeka, Katie/Reika Pose Sets (NatiWilliams Resident)

Location: Harrowdale in Winter (Role-Play), The Dalelands

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You may not forget – News from COCO Designs, GIZZA, GSPOT and more! :)

Heya peeps,

you know that feeling when just NOTHING seems to work out? Today is one of those days it seems. Grumble. I wanted to post yesterday already but fell asleep at my desk. moving sucks big time, I tell you. Tomorrow we are going to go to IKEA for the third time in a row, probably another six hours of furniture shopping. Ugh. Sorry for ranting, but these past days were stressfull, I think I feel every tiny little muscle aching. Also, bad blogging day. I took a gazillion of pictures today and couldn’t get myself to love any of them. Not sure why. 😦

So, now lets have a look at what I put together, which is more than likely the more interesting part for you guys. πŸ˜›

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The wreath!

Well, I am feeling a little stupid repeating that Jalilah Jewell of GSpot constantly improved her meshwork and still does so. This headpiece is a preview for the upcoming round of WE LOVE RP, starting on November 4th. While Jalilah is a friend of mine, I am honest with her when she aks me for my opinion and honest with my reviews. Also, I wouldn’t blog her stuff if it wasn’t really good, friend or not. Despite it all, it still makes me feel weird at times, because I always fear I might be too biased, so I am always looking extra closely at her items. The same goes for any person I like or call a friend. I don’t want to give anyone a greencard here so instead of being super lenient, i TRY to be extra nitpicky.

This headpiece imho is another proof of Jalilah’s attention to details which is, imho, so super important if you create accessories. Did you notice those little white dots at the bottom of each leaf? I love them. It comes in various colours (cream, autumn, silver, violet) and has matching bracers (not shown). I really do enjoy the texture on the little leaves, all the colour variations do look really pretty. My personal favs are the one displayed (autumn) and the violet ones because I personally do enjoy stronger colours for autumn. πŸ™‚ I noticed the wreath was a little hard to resize. Not because resizing is hard, but because it has a very round shape and rarely a head is that round,s o when you make it look too oval, the leaves get distorted a little bit. Also, it is not symmetric, which makes the task a little confusing, too, but at the same time adds big time to realism. πŸ™‚ However, this one is one of my current favourite headpieces out there and that speaks volumes, given there are a MYRIAD of these. Another bonus in my book is that Jalilah’s gold tones are to my liking. Many times, the golden textures of designers have a too yellowish or greenish tone rather than a warm gold which I prefer.

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The (grey!) vest!

Giz Seorn, designer for Gizza, released this vest the other day and I literally camped his store after he told me he was about to release it….then fell asleep. I love the knit texture, it looks truly thick and wooly, just perfect for autumn and winter. The vest is really nice for layering meshpieces as well, though I DO wish sometimes designers in general would be more considerate when it comes to the shape of the bottoms of their tops. It would be so cool if the tops where just a little more flares so pants and skirts would fit more easily underneath. But I guess with ruffles that is even harder and these are really cute, too!Β  The vest comes in several autumn colours and realyl is a great addition to your basics. πŸ™‚

The boots!

First of all, I really like these boots by Cocoro Lemon for Coco Designs a lot! The texture looks like a soft suede and the colours offered are all very pretty, most of them natural looking. The price of (I think) 350 Lindens seems okay given that the boots come with and without an attached jeans. Very considerate of the designer imho! I alos do like the natural look of the wrinkled on the shaft and the mere hint of a heel there (a wedge to be exact). Also, no zippers, which is a big plus in my book. However, if you look at the picture below, I am sure you can spot what may be bothering me about these? Riiiiight. The inside of the boots is unlined which makes the invisible. You can see it clearly in my picture. I think that’s really a bit sad because unless you cam into a certain perspective, you’ll almost always see that. Plus: IF you offer a version without the jeans (the version with the jeans does not need the lining on the inside), the effort should be put into this item to make it equally valuable without the pants sticking in the boot. I still like them, I admit it. I may just trry to find a solution for this, but I really wish designers would line the inner sides of items as well, at least to a certain extend, so that while you move around in normal positions, no invisibility is to be seen. πŸ™‚Blog278PS_3
Hair: Liquence, F4, reds (Villena Swansen, Mesh!!)
Ears: Illusions, Drow Ears (Siyu Suen, Mesh!!)
Eyes: Adored, Unreal Eyes, iced (Constance Daehlie, Mesh!! NEW! @ Cosmetic Fair!!)
Lashes: Snow Rabbit, R6 v. 1.00, attach to nose (Shirousagi Noel , Mesh!!)
Hands: Slink, elegant (Siddean Munro, Mesh!!)
Vest (grey): Gizza, Knitted Crop Top, grey (Giz Seorn, Mesh!! NEW!!)
Vest: Legal Insanity, Sonnet Fur Gilet, honey (Datrip Blackbart, Mesh!! NEW!!)
Undertop: Miel, Playa Top (Mika Nieuport, Mesh!!)
Layertop: Nemesis, Fighter Bodysuit, coffee (Calypso Clip)
Bolero: Innocuous, Cassiopeia Bolero, garnet (Circuitous Resident, Mesh!!)
Pants: Drift, Leggings, solid knit set (Kallisto Destiny, Mesh!! NEW!!)
Skirt: Soedara, Quanah of the Plains outfit, brown (Marbella Pronovost, Mesh!! NEW!!)
Boots: Coco Designs, Knee Boots, dark brown (Cocoro Lemon, Mesh!! NEW!!)
Belt: LeLutka, Anna Belt, true B (Thora Charron)
Stole: Soedara, Fur Stole, dyed red (Marbella Pronovost, Mesh!!)
Collar: Drift, Chick Leather Collar, chocolate (Kallisto Destiny, Mesh!!)
Gloves: Coco Designs, Leather Gloves, brown (Cocoro Lemon, Mesh!!)
Bracers: Beetlebones, Anywhere Henge Cuffs,c opper (suetabulous Yootz, Mesh!!)
Bangles (thin): Soedara, come swith Quanah of the Plains Outfit (Marbella Pronovost, Mesh!! NEW!!)
Necklace: Eldritch, Tre’an Pendant, wrapped (Kiera Ashdene, @ Marketplace!!)
Ring (left): Bokeh, Crystalline Rings, gold (BokehShop Resident, Mesh!! NEW!! @ Acid Lily!!)
Wreath: GSpot, Dyonysos’ Bride, autumn (Jalilah Jewell, Mesh!! SOON @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Haircomb: Half Deer, Poison-laced Hair Comb, bronze (Halogen Magic, Mesh!! SOON @ Enchantment!!)
Bow: EZ Weaponry, Eldar Bow, black (Deccan Arida,Β  Mesh!!)
Dagger: LR Weapons, Dagger of Pirate (Larion Rhode)

Location: Enchantment (Event Location), Sium

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I saw a house in the forest and thought you were there – New releases by MV, Pale Empress, Junbug and more!

Heya peeps!

As I already mentioned in another post, A Clockwork Spiral has started and there are many, many neat things to be had there, especially suitable for role-play. Even thought it is a steampunkish theme, I still think any role-player might just be able to find something there. πŸ™‚

The tunic!

The tunic is offered as part of a whole outfit by a store called MV by Lokii Violet at A Clockwork Spiral. I think it is a template, but look at this awesome colour and the cute texturing. πŸ™‚ I think it makes a perfect addition for any kind of huntsman outfit. Funny enough, I was hanging with Tera Varriale earlier and she wore this evil, black dress withaΒ  crown. We looked like a Snowwhite and the Huntsman cast for sure. Back to the tunic! I really like how it’s cut, the flared ruffles make it easy to layer it with skirts or pants. However I noticed the alpha does not fit at all. I had to add additional sleeves and a corset layer to make my lovehandles and elbows disappear. This needs some work! But I am very pleased with the overall appearance. πŸ™‚

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The pants!

Nicely fitting pants are a rare find on SL, especially for chicks. Most give you a horrible ponyrider look and have skinny legs. These pants by Pale Empress, another store by Dolce Blackflag, at A Clockwork Spiral, are an exception to this rule. Dolce already proved with her Penghel Armor for The Muses that she makes awesome pants. I love the texture on these, it looks like thick, heavy leather! And no skinny, awkward legs. These pants come as a part of a whole outfit (shoes and a cloak not displayed) which is well worth its Lindens. πŸ™‚ I only noticed one thing: If you look at the back of these pants, the folds on the lower legs make these seem unaturally thick compared to the rest. But I suppose that can be blamed on the cut indeed. πŸ™‚

The muffler!

Juno Mantel of Junbug (I couldn’t find the current LM) is making her own mesh by now and constantly improves. I think this muffler is really, really cute. It fits the shoulders well and barely needs adjustments. I love the lacings. I am a sucker for lacings in general. πŸ™‚ The fur-texture looks very cute and soft indeed. Very cuddly! I think these will make a nice addition for many autumn-outfits. πŸ™‚ I also like that they are not too huge, so you can still add necklaces etc.

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Hair: Wasabi Pills, Shiori, rouge (MissAllSunday Lemon, Mesh!!)
Ears: Illusions, Drow Ears (Siyu Suen, Mesh!!)
Eyes: La Petite Morte, Intensity Eyes, rare 2 (Voshie Paine, Mesh!! Coming Soon!!)
Lashes: Snow Rabbit, R6 v. 1.00, attach to nose (Shirousagi Noel , Mesh!!)
Hands: Slink, elegant (Siddean Munro, Mesh!!)
Tunic: MV, High Society, sky (Lokii Violet, Mesh!! NEW!! @ A Clockwork Spiral!!)
Pants: Pale Empress, Airship Pants, velvet brown (Dolce Blackflag, Mesh!! NEW!! @ A Clockwork Spiral!!)
Skirt: Fanatik, Micro Miniskirt, brown (Kendra Zaurak, Mesh!!)
Boots: The Lounge, Suede Calf Boots, dark brown (Erielle Deschanel, Mesh!!)
Muffler: Junbug, Snow Princess Fur Tippet, brown, rare (Juno Mantel, Mesh!! Coming Soon!!)
Armwarmers: Drift, Cozy armwarmers unisex, chocolate (Kallisto Destiny, Mesh!!)
Belt: GOS, Cinch Belt, brown (Gospel Voom)
Crown: GSpot, La Rie Tiara, gold, rare (Jalilah Jewell, Mesh!! Coming soon!!)
Necklace: Half Deer, Forest Spirit Necklace, butterfly (Halogen Magic, Mesh!!)
Ring: Epoque, Metal petal Ring, rose (Vintage McMillan, mesh!! NEW!! @ The Attic!!)
Bow: EZ Weaponry, Eldar Bow, gold (Deccan Arida, Mesh!!)
Dagger: LR Weapons, Dagger of Pirate (Larion Rhode)
Poses: Label.Motion, Gayle Set (Anne Dakun, @ TDR Fusion!!), dfo!, Escape Set (Willa Whybrow, @ Designers United!!)

Location: World’s End Garden (Store Location), Worlds End Garden

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