Goodbye and see you soon! – With news from ieQED and The Forge. :)

Hi guys!

This is just a quick post really, but I totally wanted to display these fashionable items. :) In four hours I will be on my way to Crete so please forgive any spellign mistakes, I am flailing around here! :) I will be gone from July 23rd until August 4th (WE LOVE RP will start on the 6th!) and all desigerrs/eventmanagers should be aware by now (sent out notecards!).

The floral crown!

This crown is a rare item from a Gacha at The Secret Affair and offered by Sigifaust Resident of ieQED. It is SO damned pretty. The best part is that you can resize it in all directions and thus make it fit to your head nearly perfectly. The flowers are really welldone, very detailed and very, very pretty imho. The other items in that gacha are good as well, so even if you are not a fan of gachas, you’ll get pretty items! :)

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The necklace!

Deccan Arida of The Forge roooooocks. I would not be surprised if all of these ar esold at at Project Limited. We were discussing designs for necklaces one evening and the next morning, he came up with this, very much based on an idea we had found on the internet. The man is so fast, yet stilldelivers great quality. The man’s insane and this item is very much worth it.

Hair: Elua, Shena, reds (Miu Edman, @ Hair Fair 2014!)
Ears: The Skinnery, Puki Elongated Ears (Umazuma Metaluna)
Eyes: Buzzeri, Crystal Eyes, ocean (Eleri Catlyn)
Lashes: Snow Rabbit, R6 v. 1.00, attach to nose (Shirousagi Noel)
Eyeliner: Soiree, Last Call Eyeshadow X Liner, bare minimum (Julep Mixemup)
Eyeliner 2: Kooqla, Z-Eyeliner, 02 (Rocketta Haven)
Top: Fashionably Dead, Belted Shirt, olive (Toast Bard, @ Collabor88!!)
Skirt: Baiastice, Kafue Mini Skirt, rust (Sissy Pessoa, @ Collabor88!!)
Pants: Caverna Obscura, Anariel Pants (Elvina Ewing)
Crown: ieQED, Rose String Crown, spring, rare (Sigifaust Resident, @ The Secret Affair!!)
Headpiece: Keystone, Vette, gold (Aymee Monk, 25L Tuesdays!!!)
Necklace: The Forge, Trojan Necklace, gold (Deccan Arida, @ Project Limited!!)
Ring: Empyrean Forge, Tesoro del Sol Flora Ring, gold (EmpyreanForge Resident)
Legharness: Velvet Whip, Tracker Belt (Reeva Hax, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Pocket: Velvet Whip, Arm Pocket, left (Reeva Hax)
Sleeve: Velvet Whip, Dauntless, blood (Reeva Hax)
Dagger: Velvet Whip, Leg Knife (Reeva Hax)
Lamb: Birdy/Alchemy, Spirit Lamb, rare (Nina Helix, @ The Secret Affair!!)
Poses: Imeka, Luna Pose Pack (NatiWilliams Resident)

Location: Harrowdale

Will you stay with me my love? – News from Truth, Tia, Evie’s Closet and much more! :)

Hi guys! :)

I am in the middle of preparations for the next holiday on Crete! Sooo excited, but still so much stuff to do!

Also, stay tuned for the Mystic Realms Faire coming up in October 2014! More infos will be coming soon! Voshie Paine, Catheryne Darkfury and I are – together with our team- working hard to put together an awesome, two sims wide faire for you to shop at. No gambling, pay and get what you want! :D  I am terribly excited about this and the list of designers who’ll be contributing is awesomesauce. :)fin logotype redo 2

But now, lets have a look at the outfit. :)

The hair!

Braids are the new cool thing lately, I sweaaaar! I see them everywhere, and it makes me happy because it was about time. It is rare though that people really manage to pin it for me. A lot of braids are not very well shaded so they just don’t really look all that good. Not in this case though! :) I love Xantheanne by Truth because it is wavy, pretty and rather unique. There aren’t many styles like this that I have seen and liked. This looks as if it actually could work in rl and I LOVE how it isn’t just straight hair, but curly. Very, very pretty and girly. :) The only small thing I would maybe have added? A  string of sorts that keeps the braid tied up. :D But that’s really minor.

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The necklace!

I like dainty stuff at times. I don’t want BAM IN YOUR FACE all the time. Sometimes dainty and delciate works just as well for me and may as well be an eyecatcher. The necklace shown is an item provided by Tia Biscuit of Tia, available at The Secret Affair. We all now her for her awesome furniture and finally she has gotten the hint that she’s good at other stuffs, too! :D This necklace is reall, really cute and I like the textures she used a lot. For 175 Lindens this is a good deal as well. Plus, it really is a cute and unique design. :)

The dress!

Omg, gasp! Arica blogs a template dress again! Ewww! How dare she! Yes, I do. I do because this dress quite simply rocks. Evangeline Miles of Evie’s Closet once again has proven that wonderful textures on a template can make a gorgeous and even unique looking item. I love this dress, it is perfect for a somewhat rustic look and also allows us to show some ARM and wear some armor or jewelry there. :) The textures are plainly really, really awesome. The only thing that I noticed is that I would always include meshsizes still, even if you offer a fitted mesh variant of an outfit. Buy this pretty dress at WE LOVE RP!! :)

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Hair 1: Truth, Xantehanne, reds (Truth Hawks)
Hair 2: Exile, Young and Beautiful, dark reds (Kavar Cleanslate, @ Hair Fair 2014!!)
Ears: The Skinnery, Puki Elongated Ears (Umazuma Metaluna)
Eyes: Dead Apples, Twinkle Eyes (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)
Eyeliner 2: Kooqla, Z-Eyeliner, 02 (Rocketta Haven)
Horns: Remarkable Oblivion, Cogworth Horns (AxsisThorn Resident/Nimvade Resident, @ The Secret Affair!!)
Top: The Library, Tarna Outfit (DreamFantasia Nightfire, @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Dress: Evie’s Closet, Sigrid, rust/red (Evangeline Miles, @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Belt: DRD, Steampunk Utility Belt, brown (Jaimy Hancroft, @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Headpiece: Chariot, Rosette of Sirius, Ruby of Meru (Sion Pearl, @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Neclace: Tia, Masquerade Jewel (Tia Biscuit, @ the Secret Affair!!)
Ring: Kosh, Adain Ring, gold (Lynaja Bade)
Armor: DRD, Grunge Armor (Jaimy Hancroft)

Location: Alirium (Store Location), Alirium

Pastels are a girl’s best friend! – News from Aisling, LeLutka, Lost Junction

Hi guys!

The Secret Affair started today and Genre too! Along with many, many other events, such as Kustom9, The Liaison Collaborative, Genre and more! :) It’s ideal mid-month shopping time now. But this post will mainly feature items offered at The Secret Affair and Genre. So lets have a look!

The hair!

This hair is one of the new styles by Thora Charron for Lelutka at Hair Fair 2014. It is so, so, so pretty. I like the strands that stand apart from the rest and I am a definite fan of Lelutka’s textures. Her reds have a broad range (from gingers to actual reds), her blondes are really pretty imho and she is one of those few designers that offer truly black styles.  I bought the essential’s package which only include one true red tone, Jessica, but it happens to be my fav! The mesh is smooth and I cannot see anything wrong with the rigging either. I do however wish there was an option to not only tint the hairband and leaves (via a HUD), but also to hide them completely. It does have a very roman look to it which doesn’t always go well with all outfits. Still, definitely one of my favourite styles lately by that store!

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The necklace!

Tala Laval once was producing mainly for Losthaven together with Lucia Cyr, but she also ventured into new spheres and now is making her own stuff under the label Lost Junction. And to my mind, this necklace is a real eyecatcher. It is currently available at Genre for only 100 Lindens. The textures she is using on this one are sooo welldone. The pearls loos very, very real and the metal texture and the tone of the metal part are plainly gorgeous. :) It comes in various pastellic colours, with or without the metal application or alternative a cute bow. For that price, this item is an instant grab. :)

The dress!

Druunah Esharham and Damian Kleiner of Aisling are offering this dress at The Secret Affair! A range of plain colours will soon be released at the mainstore, so keep your eyes open. This presented colour here is exlcusive to the event and won’t be sold afterwards. This dress is truly, truly unique. I have seen many dresses over the past year and this one ranges among the top three of it, easily so. The mesh is gorgeous and the best part is that you can wear all the items separately from one another. :D I truly enjoy Aisling’s eye for details such as the little clasps that keep the skirt slightly lifted and attached to the corset. It also leaves the feet free so you can actually show off your shoes/feet. :D The only small thing that I notice is that maybe the highlights could be just a tad brighter. But that’s really not something that bothers me at all. :) The balance between highlights and shadows on this dress is really good imho.

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Hair: LeLutka, Christine, jesscia (Thora Charron, NEW @ Hair Fair!!)
Ears: The Skinnery, Puki Elongated Ears (Umazuma Metaluna)
Eyes: Buzzeri, Ardent Eyes, ocean (Eleri Catlyn)
Lashes: Snow Rabbit, R6 v. 1.00, attach to nose (Shirousagi Noel)
Eyeliner: Soiree, Last Call Eyeshadow X Liner, bare minimum (Julep Mixemup)
Eyeliner 2: Kooqla, Z-Eyeliner, 02 (Rocketta Haven)
Horns: Lassitude&Ennui, Spring Horns, princess (Jackal Ennui)
Feet: Slink, Flat Feet (Siddean Munro)
Dress: Aisling, Roses Dress (Druunah Esharham/Damian Kleiner, NEW @ The Secret Affair!!)
Headpiece: Keystone, Jalilah, gold/Onyx (Aymee Monk, NEW @ The Secret Affair!!)
Necklace: Lost Junction, Marie Necklace, Therese, gold/pink (Tala Laval, NEW @ Genre!!)
Pauldrons/upper Arms: Aisling, Tallulah Set, rare/common (Druunah Esharham/Damian Kleiner, NEW @ The Secret Affair!!)
Cuffs: Luminary, Demeter Cuff, gold/light (Augurer Resident, NEW @ The Secret Affair!!)
Hand Jewelry: Hand Jewelry: Aisling, Darshana (Druunah Esharham, Damian Kleiner, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Feet Jewelry: Noodles, Abby Barefoot Sandals, gold (Natalee Oodles, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Poses: Label.Motion, Various Sets (Anne Dakun)
Location: Alirium (Store Location), Alirium

So Many Hairs! – Hair Fair and The Seasons Story

Hi guys,

this is but a quick post to give a preview of what you can get at the Hair Fair and among those, three styles which are available at The Seasons Story and WE LOVE RP: :) Volupturaptor Pearl has a whole big list for ALL SLURLS for Hair Fair, many thanks to her! Find your SLURL there. :) And here you can find the MAP for the Hair Fair!

The following two hairs are BOTH available at Hair Fair 2014. :) Super cute, both of them! Also, Mina Nakamura’s hairpacks now include various sizes. I am so happy she listened to my suggestion because now the hair fits perfectly for smaller avis too. :)

Mina Hair at Hair Fair 2014

The two following hairs are available at WE LOVE RP (Spellbound) and at The Seasons Story (Aisling). Both of these are plainly gorgeous. :) I am so happy Aisling is making hairs now!! :) Loving the textures of these two styles a lot. :)

Spellbound and Aisling

And one last peek at two styles from Tableau Vivant for Hair Fair 2014 and one style (the middle one) by Tableau Vivant as well, but for The Seasons Story. Of these three, the middle one is my favourite. Isn’t the flower really cute? And so is the style, imho! :)

Tableau Vivant at Hair Fair and Seasons Story

I look up to the sky above – News from Spellbound, Zenith and Drift! :)

Hi guys,

a new post and a couple of really pretty dresses. :) This post is a little shorter, but I have some mor eoutfits up my sleeve which hopefully I’ll be blogging soon. I am going to visit my family for a week and well, I am not entirely sure yet if I’ll be able to get on SL there. But lets have a look at what Arica is wearing today! :) Also, stay tuned for a Hair Fair Post soon! :D

The hair!

The hair on the picture below is currently available at Collabor88 and is a new style by Spellbound. The designer, Kohana Xue, relatively recently appeared upon the hair-horizon and her hairs are gorgeous. I am in damn love with her textures, especially because each colour package comes with sooo many options: Ten tones and each one with a roots and a no roots version. Her textures are pretty and the meshes are super smooth, just sometimes her hairs appear to be a bit big on me and they are NOT necessarily always realistic, but…hey. The store is called Spellbound, do you expect realism all over with a name like that? I surely don’t and I love it. The below hair is extra cute. I am not usually a fan of shorter hairs but I couldn’t pas son this one because of the ubercute little braid on the forehead. I love it! :)

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The first dress!

The dress on the picture above is offered by Zenith for Collabor88 as well. Miffyhoi Rosca surely has improved a ton over the past 6 months or so and you can spot her store in more and more events lately. This dress is really, really plain cute. I love the ruffles on the chest and I personally like the slim waist and the fact that you can so easily add a waist belt there. The pattern on the lower end are really welldone and cute. I did however notice some weird alphas issue. I am wearing the dress in XS, but I had the same problem with S and even M: The boobs stick through! And granted, I already did make my boobs a lot smaller, down to 25. I am not sure, but I think that is something that needs fixing but I think it is manageable. (I simply used an additional alpha). I for sure think this dress is gorrrrrgeous. :)

The second dress!

The second dress is an item by Kallisto Destiny for Drift Fantasy and is available at WE LOVE RP.  It is a template, yes. I don’t care. (/rant on) I am tired of the rant about templates and I think unless a designer is able to manage to do EVERY part of their creation themselves on an equally high level, they should probably stop belittling those that use templates. Using pre-made animations/scripts/textures is no different and just as ‘reptitive’. No one wants the same anims in every item either nor the same textures. I’ll prefer a wonderfully textured template dress over a wonderful mesh with mediocre textures. (/rant off) And this dress is really pretty imho. It comes in several different colours and the template has a very pretty design, perfect for fantasy and for mixing and matching. It had a very, very low cut cleavage on the back.  I like that Kallisto managed to pull off a texture that isn’t really silk, but looks still very extravagant and chic. It is fitted mesh and I detected a strange issue: When my boobs are small, they poke through! Even with the alpha. When I make my boobs bigger, they stop doing that. I figure I still have no idea how fitted mesh works but this confused me greatly. :D I think Kalli made a really nice entrance to the fantasy community with this offer of hers. :D

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Outfit 1:

Hair: Spellbound, Toothbrush, reds (Kohana Xue, NEW @ C88!!)
Dress: Zenith, Bohemian Summer, brown (Miffyhoi Rosca, NEW @ C88!!)
Belt: Teefy, Ruffles Antique Thin Belt (Azure Electricteeth)
Headpiece: OrsiniRed, Peony Wings, noir (Hatili Ishtari, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Face Adornment: The Forge, Face Art, gold (Deccan Arida)
Necklace: Yummy, Safari Wood Beads (Polyester Partridge, NEW @ C88!!)
Hand Jewelry: Aisling, Darshana (Druunah Esharham, Damian Kleiner, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Upper Arms: Tia, Mjolnir, gold (Tia Biscuit, Gacha!!)
Bracers: The Annex, Bracers Suede, brown (TheAnnex Resident, SOON at The Secret Affair!!)
Bag: Zenith, Leather National Minority Bag, brownish tan (Miffyhoi Rosca, NEW @ C88!!)
Sandals: Just Design, Roma, red (Davidefre Resident, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Kitty: Birdy, Sushi Kitties, Fish all gone (Nina Helix, NEW @ The Chapter Four!!)

Outfit 2:

Hair: Truth, Dasha, reds (Truth Hawks, NEW!!)
Dress: Drift Fantasy, Royal Reign, red (Kallisto Destiny, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Headpiece 1: Luminary, Happily Ever After, gold (Augurer Resident, NEW @ Fit For A Princess!!)
Headpiece 2 (flowers+ veil): The Annex, Floreal Headband, creme (The Annex Resident, SOON @ The Secret Affair!!)
Horns: The Plastik, Nyraxis Horns, stark (Aikea Rieko, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Collar: Aisling, Chandra Collar, gold (Druunah Esharham, Damian Kleiner, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Upper Arms: Noodles, Clara Arm Chain, bronze (Natalee Oodles)
Bracers: The Annex, Bracers Suede, brown (TheAnnex Resident, SOON at The Secret Affair!!)
Hand Jewelry: Aisling, Darshana (Druunah Esharham, Damian Kleiner, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Pauldrons: The Muses, My Lady, red/silver (Dolce Blackflag, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)

Worn in both pictures:

Ears: The Skinnery, Puki Elongated Ears (Umazuma Metaluna)
Eyes: Dead Apples, Twinkle Eyes, ice (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)
Eyeliner 2: Kooqla, Z-Eyeliner, 02 (Rocketta Haven)
Poses: Marukin, Poppy Set (Valencia Southard, NEW @ C88!!)

Locations: Beaumont Construction and Pigeon Island

I hear the birds on the summer breeze – News from Truth, Tableau Vivant, Eldritch and DRD! :)

Hi guys!

WE LOVE RP started well into this round (I think) and there are a ton of awesome items to be had there. You should definitely not forget to check it out. The Secret Affair is starting on July 15h (take a look at their website!) and I think it is gonna be neat.

The hairs!

I love braids. I always did and still do in SL, probably because I never manage such perfect, thick braids in rl. So when I saw the new style Blythe by Truth I jumped a little. It is right up my alley. I like that it isn’t the usual kind of braids we see where the hair is parted right in the middle but is sideswept instead. The single loose strand at the front is really cute. As per usual, it comes with a boobie-version included as well.

The second hair (second picture) is one of my new favs. Tableau Vivant by M4ri1yn Magic has improved so, so, so much over time, both textures and the smoothness of the meshes. I remember only a year ago I thought their hair was too chunky, but now I truly like it. The style is called Panther and available at July’s round of Collabor88. The handband comes with a HUD and various options to colour it and is a really pretty detail. Unfortunately I realized too late that you cannot see the cute feathers on this picture, so you’ll have to believe my words or see for yourself. :D

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The peni…err…staff!

I swear I didn’t realize it until I was working on the picture and already had taken a gazllion of pics ingame. No, this staff does NOT normally look like a phallic symbol, in fact, it only does show a small resemblance from one perspective and together with this pose…well. Very prominent for sure and I got a lot of mockings for it. :D But aisde from that, this staff is available at WE LOVE RP and is an offer by Kiera Ashdene for her store Eldritch. Her textures are gor-ge-ous. I cannot emphasize it enough. The detail and amount of work she outs into her items always show and imho, this staff is a perfect addition for many kinds of fantasy characters. I really got nothing to complain, just watch out to find a better pose than I did. :D

The belt!

I sometimes wonder how Jaimy Hancroft of DRD manages to dish out sooo many awesome items in such little time. For WE LOVE RP she came up with this awesome belt with many, many pouches. :) Leather and pouches = happy elf. The amount of detail is really awesome on this one, lots of little buckles, pockets, buttons. Plus truly pretty textures and the price of 50L is totally ridiculous. I chose to ignore the little steampunkish application on one of the pockets, because this belt IS actually meant for steampunk, not so much for medieval fantasy. But I think it works. :)

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Hair 1: Truth, Blythe, reds (Truth Hawks, NEW!!)
Hair2: Tableau Vivant, Panther, fall pack (M4ri1yn Magic, NEW @ C88!!)
Hair 3: Truth, Dasha, reds (Truth Hawks, NEW!!)
Ears: The Skinnery, Puki Elongated Ears (Umazuma Metaluna)
Eyes: Dead Apples, Twinkle Eyes, ice (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)
Eyeliner 2: Kooqla, Z-Eyeliner, 02 (Rocketta Haven)
Top 1: Haste, Fringe Tube Top, maroon (Auston Harbour, NEW @ Rhapsody!!)
Top 2: The Library, Tarna, brown (Dreamfantasia Nightfire, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Underlayer 2: Gizza, Gypsy Set Bra (Giz Seorn)
Corset: Aisling, Elsa Corsets, light brown (Druunah Esharham)
Pants: Pink Outfitters, Velvet Brewer Leggings, brown (London Daily)
Boots: Ronsem, Kneehigh Boots (Eow Reverie)
Belt: DRD, Female Utility Belt, brown leather (Jaimy Hancroft, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Legharness: Velvet Whip, Tracker Belt (Reeva Hax, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Pauldrons: Bites & Claw, Chained Pauldrons (Graea Resident, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Bracers: Ravensoul, Moonstone Bracers, copper (Cry Hawker, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Upper Arms: Tia, Mjolnir, gold, common (Tia Biscuit, NEW Gacha!!)
Upper Arm (Pocket): Velvet Whip, Arm Pocket (Reeva Hax, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Necklace 1: Zenith, Ping Suo Necklace, red/gold (Miffyhoi Rosca, NEW @ FaMeshed!!)
Collar: Senzafine, Ibelin Gorget Collar, copper/gold (Synjari Myriam, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Necklace 2: Imeka, Vintage Flower Necklace, old gold (NatiWilliams Resident, NEW @ The Chapter Four!!)
Headpiece 1: Folly, Nouveau Fantasy Headdress Flowers (Cane Sutter, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Headpiece 2: Keystone, Eldir Horns/Headpiece, barkish (Aymee Monk, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Headpiece 3: Keystone, Vynna, gold/onyx (Aymee Monk, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Earrings: Empyrean Forge, Tesoro del Sol, gold (EmpyreanForge Resident)
Rings: Yummy, Garden Cocktail Rings, commons (Polyester Partridge, Gacha!)
Ring (Pic 2): Empyrean Forge, Tesoro del Sol Luz, gold (EmpyreanForge Resident)
Staff 1: LR Weapons, Phoenix Combo (Allia Lane/Larion Rhode, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Staff 2: Eldritch, Soilsigh Staff (Kiera Ashdene, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Bow: LR Weapons, Hazel Bow (Larion Rhode/Allia Lane)
Dagger: Velvet Whip, Leg Knife (Reeva Hax)
Poses: Imeka (NatiWilliams Resident) and label.motion (Anne Dakun)

Location: Alirium (Store, Groundlevel), Alirium

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