Stand and take the fight! – Truth, Tableau Vivant, Ison, FatePlay and so much more!

Hey guys,

I have been slow, I know. :/ Lately, I have kind of been missing my usual drive, probably because now that my dreams of a D&D sim are located int he far future again, I have felt less compelled to role-play or do anything at all on SL. But, there is new stuff to be had and it is quite awesome. Collabor88 recently opened and so did The Seasons Story. Unfortunately, the latter onyl allows a small number of avis on sim which made it really hard for me to get in, or maybe I was just incredibly unlucky. :D Who knows! This time around, I also varied the outfit a little from picture to picture. :)

There are new hairs by Truth, Tableau Vivant and Clawtooth, all of them available at Collabor88! :)

The cardigan!

This cardigan by Chronokit (Kit Pizzicato) is actually an older item, however I love it! It is just plain enough to work well for medieval gear and the way the item is designed allows for us corset friends to put in on display. :D We all know how hard it is to find tops that go with underbust corsets. :) The cardigan isn’t super cheap with 300L but affordable enough and I like botht he textures and the mesh on this one. :) However, I would have expected more than three sizes to be honest. I thought 5-7 sizes is pretty much standard now. Still, Chronokit’s quality really allows for some minor letdowns like that. :)

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The cloak!

The cloak is part of the Dani outfit by FatePlay (Damien Fate) for WE LOVE RP! I am a total sucker for cloaks and stuff like that. Capes, cloaks…they can pimp an outfit so, so much! I enjoy the style of this cape (cloak?) a lot because it isn’t so terribly, unrealistically summetrical like so many other cloaks. Very nice job there! I do think a few little details would have veen nice, like for example a clasp at the throat or a somewhat woolier texture on the inner side. However, this is a GREAT addon for many, many outfits. :)

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The skirt!

Whenever Harry Hyx releases something new for Ison, I squee. Not only because I like his general style and often times his stuff can be used in rp, but also he prices them so very reasonably and because his choices of textures and colours are always next to perfect. In this case, he scored twice with me: I LOVE long skirts, but I HATE it that so many longer skirts cover up everything, even the feet. This is PERFECT though, you cna show off your awesome shoes, too, while still not wearing a too short skirt. :) Very happy, and love the silky, pleated look of it! Also, I noticed this skirt fits with most of my corsets! :D It has a belt that can be hidden and once that is done, it fits. :) Oh, and it is available at Collabor88!

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Hair 1: Truth, April, reds (Truth Haws, NEW @ Collabor88!!)
Hair 2: Clawtooth, Chick Habit, reds (Bubbles Clawtooth, NEW @ Collabor88!!)
Hair 3: Truth, Candy, reds (Truth Hawks)
Hair 4: Tableau Vivant, Springer Hair, fall package (M4r1yn Magic, NEW @ Collabor88!!)
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)
Eyeliner: Soiree, Last Call Eyeshadow X Liner, bare minimum (Julep Mixemup, NEW @ Skin Fair!!)
Contours: Mons,  Savage Contours, medium (Ekilem Melodie)
Cardigan: Chronokit, Summer Cardigan, khaki (Kit Pizzicato)
Bandeau Top: Miel, Playa Top (Mika Nieuport)
Corset: The Plastik, Aluaya Corset, oakheart (Aikea Rieko, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Skirt: Ison, Pleated Midi Skirt, green (Harry Gyx, NEW @ Collabor88!!)
Sandals: Enfant Terrible, Wayfarer’s Sandals, brown (LeEnfantTerrible Resident)
Cloak: FatePlay, Dani Outfit, emerald (Damien Fate, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Belt: Ingenue, Bertille Belt, coffee (Betty Doyle)
Gloves: not sold anymore
Headband 1: Le Poppycock, Persephone’s Halo, sweet peach (Olivia Lalonde, Gacha @ Eden Rising!!)
Headband 2: Aisling, Primflette Elegance Headpiece (Druunah Esharham, NEW @ The Seasons Story!!)
Headband 3: Le Poppycock, Persephone’s Halo, soleil (Olivia Lalonde, Gacha @ Eden Rising!!)
Bracelets: The Forge, Ailida’s Bracers, gold (Deccan Arida)
Armsnake: Half Deer, Baby Cornsnake Arm Coil, coral (Halogen Magic, NEW @ The Chapter Four!!)
Necklace 1 (gold): On A Lark, Fallon Necklace (Discovering Destiny, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Necklace 2: Half Deer, Antler and Ring Necklace (Halogen Magic)
Necklace 3 (blue): Kunglers, Necklace TDRF 37 (AvaGardner Kungler, NEW @ The Dressing Room Fusion!!)
Harness: Ravensoul, Onslaught Armor (Cry Hawker, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Shoulder-Decor: May’s Soul, Mishima, gold (May Tolsen, NEW @ The Countdown Room!!)
Bow: LR Weapons, Horse bow (Larion Rhode/Allia Lane, NEW!!)
Poses: Picture This!, Various Sets (KeliahAngelis Resident, SOON @ Pose Fair!!)

Location: Happy Mood (Store Location), HappyMood

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I’ll take your head – News from Alchemy, Just Design and Remarkable Oblivion!

Hi guys!

The past few days I was incredibly busy with WE LOVE RP, so the blog had to wait for a bit. LL was apparently messing with some servers which required some extra measure of time to get everything going but once we did, the sim was packed again and still is. :) I am very happy with the quality of items this round once again. Also, check out The Secret Affair, which started today! It is a gacha event, so people take some time to shop and it might take you a while to get in, be patient!

But enough of that! Lets have a look at my recent outfit. :)

The headpiece!

Are you a mermaid/merman? Are you a pirate? Do you work near the water in role-play? Then this is YOUR headpiece for only 199L in three versions at WE LOVE RP. I love it. Small beads and shells, a seastar and other things fished from the sea have been combined into a really, really pretty item. It may not be an every day item, that’s true, but it IS an item that is super welldone and incredibly pretty…and so very fitting for certain kinds of avis. Even male avis should have a look at it, because it comes with a version that has a pretty cool bandana, too, and gives you just the right look for a pirate. :) Love this, but honestly, I expected nothing but awesome textures and awesome quality from Remarkable Oblivion by AxisThorn Resident and Nimvade Resident. :)

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The boots!

These boots by Davidefre Resident for Just Designs at WE LOVE RP make me ridiculously happy. They are reduced by 200 Lindens from 495 to 295 Lindens and are NEW! Rugged leather with suede and lacings and buckles, OVERKNEES and…flat. I am so tired of heeled boots in role-play. Don’t girls know how ridiculous they look when they try to pull off badass and waddle around, trying to fight in 6 inch heels? Tsk. These are gorgeous! Dave really outdid himself on these and I happen to know it was a long learning process for him, too, because he has never made anything like this before. He showed me a ton of WIP and I kept telling him to change this or that..and he actually listened! I LOVE the texture options, I love the look of these. The textures are gorgous and the choices of colours available are awesome: brown, dark brown, black and white. I have been waiting for SO long for new, awesome flat overknees and finally someone delivered. These are the perfect choice for every badass girl out there. :)

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The staff!

Nina Helix and Tyr Rozenblum collaborated again on this staff for Alchemy, available at WE LOVE RP and a matching item to the druid headdress from the last round. :) The high fantasy look is just awesome and so perfect for mages, shamans or druids. I am a big fan of their goldtones, I think I mentioned that once already. The ONLY tiny thing I personally would have possibly changed would be the woodtexture, which seems a little smooth, but given that this is a high fantasy weapon for sure, that can be excused. :) I think this item shows the amount of creativity these two can produce together. It really does remind me of professional creations for various high fantasy games and as per usual, they delivered great quality. :)

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Hair: Taketomi, Mami, reds (Bella Earst)
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)
Eyeliner: Soiree, Last Call Eyeshadow X Liner, bare minimum (Julep Mixemup, NEW @ Skin Fair!!)
Corset/w undershirt: Gizza, Gypsy Set (Giz Seorn, NEW @ Limited Bazar!!)
Dress. Peqe, Hybrid, green/tinted (Inex Hax, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Skirt: Fanatik, Mikro Mini Skirt, brown (Kendra Zaurak)
Pants: Caverna Obscura, Ascalon Ranger (Elvina Ewing)
Boots: Just Design, Ara Boots, Fat Pack (Davidefre Resident, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Belt: DRD, GoT belt female (Jaimy Hancroft, NEW @ The Secret Affair!!)
Necklace: Random Matter, Rihannon Necklace, brown/gold  (Nikohl Hax, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Headpiece: Remarkable Oblivion, Ahoi, blue (Axisthorn Resident, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Bracers: The Forge, Viking Bracers, brown, common (Deccan Arida, Gacha!!)
Bracelets: Half Deer, Spring Blossom Armlet (Halogen Magic, past FLF)
Earcuff: Kahli Designs, Edhellim Ear Cuff, gold (Viland Resident, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Staff: Alchemy, Druid Staff (Nina Helix/Tyr Rozenblum, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Location: SKyrah (Medieval Fantasy Role-Play), Skyrah

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WE LOVE RP ROUND 11 – PREVIEW POST!

Hi guys!
So here is the first part of all items for the upcoming round of WE LOVE RP, starting on April 4th at 3 PM SLT! :) 63 designers are creating awesome stuff for your shopping adventure. :) Stay tuned for more reviews to be added as soon as they are being sent to us! :)

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Hair Overload! :)

Hi peeps,

just a quick blog about…hair! :) There are going to be SO many awesome hairs available soon and I am picking my three current favs, more to come soon! I only added very subtle lightning to these pics, no photoshopping on the hairs. :)

Hair Number 1!

Hair Number 1 is the FIRST attempt ever at hair by Adele Bumblefoot for her new subbrand Epos. Adele has been craving fantasy and medieval styles since a long time now and finally came to the conclusion to just make her own. :D I must say I am damned glad she did. Although I was sure she would come up with something nice when she said she was going to try her luck with hair, I’d never have expected something THIS perfectly made and pretty.

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I love, love, love the textures with pretty yet subtle enough highlights. Look at the back of the head! It’s almost as if you can see each tiny hair. :) Very detailed. The style is PERFECT for roleplay and the mesh is smooth and looks very soft. And guess what? She’ll release it at the upcoming round of WE LOVE RP! Honestly, best first try at hair I have seen in a long time. :)

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Hair Number 2!

Hair Number two is a new style by Milk and imho, it is Kattington’s best style so far. It will be available tomorrow at FaMeshed! So far, it is one of her smoothest and cleanest styles, however, it is also something that is unusual for her style. I thinkt hat is a good thing though! Milk’s hair is really welldone, but I have anxiously been observing her more recent adventures into more mainstream looking hairs. As always, it comes with a version for big breastimplants, too. :) Very much in love with this one. Love Kattington’s subtle highlights. Often times, people just exaggerate those, but I think she’s got it just right. :)

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Hair Number 3!

Last but not least, Hair Number 3 will be available tomorrow at FaMeshed as well and is a new style by Tableau Vivant. I have been waiting for a style like this forever. In 2007, Kin Keiko released a sculpted style like this which was KILLER back then…and I have never found any style of that kind that was equally amazing for its time. But now, fiiiinally, it’s been done. Soft, tiny little strands and just the perfect length. :D I think I will be wearing this a lot during the next weeks. Also, note the improvement on the strands M4r1lyn Magic has made? They are thin and perfect, far from the chunky strands he made in the beginning. The ONLY tiny little thing…I wish the strands wouldn’t get so dark, but …you know? It’s nitpicking and hardly matters. So happy to finally see a good version of this style again. :)

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Other items worn:

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)
Dress: Evie’s Closet, Verdiwen Gown, gold (Evangeline Miles)
Necklace: Random Matter, Rihannon Necklace, brown/gold  (Nikohl Hax, SOON @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Circlet: Wimey, Elven Circlet, teal (Sash Arabello)

 

Your eyes betray what burns inside you! – News from Truth, LPD and Lassitude&Ennui! :)

Hi guys! :)

Don’t forget to take last ride to The Arcade!! Tomorrow is this round’s LAST day, so if you want any of those items, pick them up now. :) Who knows when the designers will get around to set them up in the stores. :)

Also, today is pastel day. :) At least for me it is. I got inspired by these super candy looking horns by Lassitude & Ennui for the upcoming round of WE LOVE RP! Jackal joked that the package contained darker versions as well which usually would be more to my liking, but I took that as a challenge and wanted to create a really cute, girly look today. :D I hope you like it anyways, since this isn’t my usual style.

Lets have a look at the outfit!

The hair!

When I saw Truth’s new releases I was at first not too happy, because styles that got no bangs usually do not suit my avi very well. However, Lagertha is soooo need, I had to try it. Which leads me directly to a tiny flaw: I wish styles that require hairbases would have them included! I think truth offers some hairbases somewhere, but picking them up separately seems unecessary. However, I used my own instead and damnit, I love this style. :) The two braids are so damned cute and I like how messy it looks. I will spare you my praise of his textures, but given that Truth is usually known for very perfect, clean  styles, this one is a nice change. Liking it a LOT and I think it is damned perfect for all kinds of medieval and gorean role-plays. :) Must have!

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The horns!

These horns by Lassitude & Ennui are super cute. Period. They come in a lot of options of which I picked the girliest option ever. Plus: They come with the little leafy-headpiece and a matching necklace, too! They are going to be available soon at WE LOVE RP and Jackal Ennui really has done a good job here. The textures are ALL very welldone, there is something for everyone’s taste in that package. I like that these horns are SLIM and not the usual chunky kind of horns that you see everywhere. :) Very happy to see Jackal venturing further into the fantasy area! :)

The dress!

This dress by Nevery Lorakeet for les Petits Details is awesome. Credits go to Imogen Jie for telling me about this dress. It is SO damned pretty, and for only 290L I think it is a total steal. The best part though? You get TWO dresses in one package, one monochromatic version and one with flowers. As far as I know this dress is actually original mesh, too, and is a proof that awesome quality does not have to be overly expensive. The texture is gorgeous and very, very pretty and soft. Plus! I love that you can see the feet. Far too many dresses hide EVERYTHING (arms, legs, feet and even the neck at times) and thus are very hard to turn into a unique looking outfit. Very much in love with this. :)

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Hair 1: Truth, Lagertha, reds (Truth Hawks, NEW!!)
Hair 2: Taketomi, Chiharu, reds (Bella Earst)
Hairbase: Eskimo Fashion, Malaysian Lace Front Caps, reds (KiyokoMari Resident)
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)
Eyeliner: Soiree, Last Call Eyeshadow X Liner, bare minimum (Julep Mixemup, NEW @ Skin Fair!!)
Hands/Feet: Slink, elegant/flat (Siddean Munro)
Horns /w headband: Lassitude & Ennui, Spring Horns, princess (Jackal Ennui, PREVIEW for WE LOVE RP!!)
Dress: Les Petits Details, Juno Dress, sand (Nevery Lorakeet, NEW!!)
Sandals: Lassitude & Ennui, Signature Sandals, brown (Jackal Ennui, SLINK attachment!!)
Bracelets/Anklets: The Forge, Ailida’s Set, sliver (Deccan Arida)
Pauldrons: Enfant Terrible, Decor Armor, silver (LeEnfantTerrible Resident)
Brooch: Distorted Dreams, Miranda Hairpiece (DistortedDreams Resident, NEW @ Genre!!)
Necklace: Yumyums, Dragons Keeper Locket (Iokko Molko, PREVIEW for The Secret Affair!!)
Shepherd’s Staff: Half Deer, Kerfluffle Sheep,  rare Shepherd’s Staff (Halogen Magic, @ The Arcade!!)
Lantern: Enfant Terrible, Midsommer Dream Staff, ultra rare (LeEnfantterrible Resident)
Poses: Label.Motion, Zoe Poses (Anne Dakun, NEW @ Dressing Room Fusion!!)
ALL sheep: Half Deer, Kerfluffle Sheep, (berries are rares)  (Halogen Magic, @ The Arcade!!)

Location: Harrowdale (Medieval Fantasy Role-Play), The Dalelands

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I am coming for you – News from Milk, Gizza and more. :)

Hi peeps,

finally a new post! I picked up some amazing items lately and was feeling rather inspired to put together a less elegant outfit once again. My friend said my avi is looking as if she’s part of Robin Hood’s clique and I guess he’s right? :D

But, lets have a look! :)

The hair!

Kattington released this really cute style for her store Milk at the ongoing Whore Couture Fair. It’s called Vogue and comes in two sizes: One for boobie implants and one smaller version of it which I am wearing in these pictures.I like this style a lot, it’s soft and cute and fits over the ears without much adjustment being needed. I think this is always a great plus because sooo many styles that go behind the ears are not fitting with any kinds of attached ears quite right. I am liking her textures and the strands Kattington meshed here. I only wish that maybe the upper part of the head could have used some little bit more detail, maybe a loose strand or something. But the lower part is very cute imho. :)

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The corset!

Giz Seorn of Gizza released this new corset as part of a whole gypsy outfit for Limited Bazar. I jumped a little when I saw this corset, it is the exact kind of item I have been looking for. Love, love, love the lacings and I love the texture. Thick, rough leather is such a hard find! Plus, you can easily combine with many other items because of the fact that it is quite short. It comes with a skirt, a tambourine and boots. The corset however was by far my favourite part. :) Gonna be a longtime fav I guess.

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Hair: Milk, Vogue, reds (Kattington Resident, NEW @ Whore Couture Fair!!)
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)
Eyeliner: Soiree, Last Call Eyeshadow X Liner, bare minimum (Julep Mixemup, NEW @ Skin Fair!!)
Top: Miel, Playa Top (Mika Nieuport)
Corset/w undershirt: Gizza, Gypsy Set (Giz Seorn, NEW @ Limited Bazar!!)
Skirt: Emery, Lola Skirt, mocha (Sunami Beck, NEW @ FaMeshed!!)
Pants: Leto, Medieval tunic Set, autumn (Dolce Blackflag)
Boots: Aphorism, Rough Rider Boots, brown (Rucy Byron, NEW!!)
Sleeves: The Plastik, Saeda Laz Sleeves, brown (Aikea Rieko)
Pauldrons: May’s Soul, Goblin Armor (May Tolsen, @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Crown: Keystone, Wildling Horns, rare (Aymee Monk, PREVIEW for The Secret Affair!!)
Tiara: Luminary, Martell Coronet, common (Augurer Resident, PREVIEW for The Secret Affair!!)
Necklace/Bracelets: On A Lark, Kiss Pendant Jewelry (Discovering Destiny)
Belt: PFC, Role Belt, rare (Pucca Firecaster, Gacha!!)
Quiver: PFC, Elven Quiver, brown, rare (Pucca Firecaster, Gacha!!)
Legpouch: Death Row Designs, Middle Ages, rare (Jaimy Hancroft, Gacha!!)
Bow: LR Weapons, Hazel Bow (Larion Rhode/Allia Lane)
Poses: Imeka, Various Sets (NatiWilliams Resident)

Location: Mystara (Medieval Fantasy Role-Play), Krillian

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Stay with me – News from Aisling, Lost Junction, May’s Soul and much more!!

Hi guys!

So, my weekend was pretty busy. I wanted to rp lots and lots and instead I ended up doing all kinds of things instead. Well, I still came up with an outfit that incorporates some items that seriously will count among my favs from now on. :) So, lets have a peek!

The dress!

This dress is a sneakpeek provided by Druunah Esharham of Aisling. It’s going to be sold at a new event called The Secret Affair which will open soon. I was in awe when she sent me this dress. It is so goddamned pretty! I love the colour, I adore the idea with the ornate corset. On the back, two sheer silken scarves fall down from the shoulders and the texture is plainly awesome. Considering that Druunah was worried that her dress wouldn’t be good enough, she quite outdid herself on this one. I guess this comes into my folder of favourite dresses over the past year. :) Keep in mind that this was a sneakpeek that I received, so there might be very slight changes/adjustments done.

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The armor!

May Tolsen released this fabulous armor for her store May’s Soul at The Countdown Room. I came, saw and bought. It comes in three colours. I really like it when designers pull off good golden tones, which often isn’t the case (too red, too green). This one’s perfect! :) I really like the unique design too and it is just fancy enough to be worn not only as armor, but as a fashion accessory as well (at least the shoulderpads). Also, yay for having the underside of the pauldrons textured as well. Nothing is more annoying than pauldrons that you cannot adjust or take a pic from underneath because they are transparent. The onyl thing that could have been done with more love for detail here are the straps. I wish those had actual buckles and were leatherstraps! Still a great find in my book though. :)

The staff!

Well, the staff is actually a trident and is an item you can currently buy at Genre, offered up by Tala Laval for Lost Junction. You may know Tala Laval as the co-designer for Losthaven, together with Lucia Cyr. Pretty recently, Tala branched out into her own store with which she intends to offer upp all kinds of things. I am very excited about this and hope to see more soon! :) The staff displayed is SO nice for anyone who loves to play merfolk. I especially like the texture of the gems/pearls. This is a steal for 100L. There are three colours provided and each version of the trident has a different shape. However, the staff is NOT scripted for any kind of meter, so it is a pretty, lagfree role-play prop which is just perfect for me. :P

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Hair: Tableau Vivant, Gloster, fall pack (M4r1lyn Magic, NEW @ The Attic)
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)
Eyeliner: Soiree, Last Call Eyeshadow X Liner, bare minimum (Julep Mixemup, NEW @ Skin Fair!!)
Tattoo: Nuuna, Chi Tattoo, aqua (Nuuna Nitely, NEW @ Skin Fair!!)
Dress: Aisling, Pretty Nameless Dress (Druunah Esharham, Preview for The Secret Affair!!)
Armor: May’s Soul, Muse Armor, gold (May Tolsen, NEW @ The Countdown Room!!)
Headflowers: Lode, Orchkakis, yellow (Chirzaka Vlodovic, NEW @ L’accessoires!!)
Headpiece: Random Matter, Heelhauled Headchains, gold (Nikohl Hax)
Necklace: Souzou Eien, Elixir of Everchanging Wonder Pendant, rare (Draconias Timeless, NEW!!)
Ring (right): Eldritch, Caird Ring (Kiera Ashdene, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Ring (left): not available
Cuffs: On A Lark, Chrysantha Cuffs (Discovering Destiny, soon @ Mainstore!!)
Trident: Lost Junction, Oceanic Trident, coral (Tala Laval, NEW @ Genre!!)
Poses: Kirin Poses, Lotus Pack (Carolina Sautereau)

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You will see me before you die – News from Mina Hair, Zenith and more. :)

Hi guys,
so, two days ago I was approached by a certain guy who asked me if it was possible to create an outfit for an IC event on their sim that reflects a proper gorean freewoman. Now, you likely noticed my love for Gor is shallow at best and I rarely if ever dwell in it anymore. However, the idea of creating an outfit that is NOT the usual boring kind of dress for a FW made me curious and I agreed. Granted, my FW has weird ears and is a naughty one: She takes off her veil at times. ;)

So, lets have a look!

The (messy) hair!

Well first of all, this hair is not up for sale yet, but will be soon at The Attic. It is another release called Mientje by Mina Nakamura for her store Mina and it is SO pretty. I really enjoy messy updos and this one is really cute. There are not enough of those out there. Mina’s textures are among my favourite textures for hair out there and her hair is materials enabled, too. Unfortunately I have yet to figure out how to take a pic with materials on without my computer just…blowing up. I like Mina’s tones though I do think the highlights tend to be a wee bit too orange at times.Though the evolution Mina’s hairs has been undergoing has been such an improvement. Her strands often used to be thick and kinda chunky, now they are just right. However, I would have LOVED some more wispy strands around the sides. :)

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The dress!

The dress is called Anne and is made by Augurer Resident for her store Luminary. It is original mesh and a VERY unique design if you compare it to most other dresses out there. I always have been sucker for cool ideas and this combination of a highwaisted skirt with a vest is really cool. I love the shiny, silken look of the skirt which imho is very fitting to be worn by woman of a higher caste. I do believe the edges around the wrinkles at the botton may be a little too sharp and thin, however that hardly takes away from the skirts awesome look. Given the VERY reasonable prices at Luminary I dare say this dress is a steal. :)

The belt!

The belt is offered by Miffyhoi Rosca for her store Zenith at the current round of Men’s Department. I squeaked happily when I saw it. It comes with three rigged sizes and one unrigged version, which I had to use for this one. It comes in several tones as well. Fitting it is a little tricky, however once done, it is totally worth it. I very much like the leather and metal textures on this one as well as the general idea. This makes a nice addition for a lot of outfits, though due to its shape, the bag is much easier to fit above pants than above slightly flaring skirts.

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Hair 1: Mina Hair, Mientje, reds (Mina Nakamura, SOON @ The Attic!!)
Hair 2: Taketomia, Sanae, reds (Bella Earst)
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)
Eyeliner: Soiree, Moondust Day Eyeshadow, white witch (Julep Mixemup, NEW @ Skin Fair!!)
Dress: Luminary, Anne, green (Augurer Resident)
Vest: Velvet Whip, Silvana Suede Vest, brown (Reeva Hax)
Sleeves. Cashmere, Fur Sleeves, sienna (Gianni Broda)
Collar: The Forge, Feather Collar, gold (deccan Arida, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Belt: Zenith, Leather Waist Bag, choco (Miffyhoi Rosca, NEW @ Men’s Department!!)
Tiara: Keystone, L’thia’s Coins, bronze/copper (Aymee Monk, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Ring/Bracelet: Eldritch, Caird Set (Kiera Ashdene, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Veil: Arwen’s Creations, The Hood, blue chocolate (Arwen Serpente)
Poses: Kirin Poses, Various Sets (Carolina Sautereau)

Location: Samnium (Gorean Role-Play), Cinnamon Bay

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Be my Embrace! – News from Magika, Truth, On A Lark, Aphorism and moooore. :D

Hiya peeps!

Busy, busy week! But I got around to pick up a couple of items that I really like and combine them into a new outfit. Truth has some new hairs out! Check them out. :) Genre has started and there are quite a few new and nice things out there. :D Lets have a peek at what my elfy is wearing.

The hair!

I am in utter love with the hair shown on the picture below. It is a new style by Magika (Sabina Gully) and it is gorgeous. It comes in three sizes and you can choose between three variations of colour HUDS, all of which include 30 (!!!) tones. For 250 Lindens, that’s a steal for sure. I only wish Magika would start to include hairs for bigger boobies, not that I need them personally, but it would be nice to have. I LOVE Magika’s textures and I was getting a little tired of her styles lately, so this one was a very, very nice surprise. Very different from everything she has and overall pretty unique. I very much like the small wisps of hair standing and the somewhat tousled look. Happiness in a folder! :D

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The tunic (and the crown)!

The tunic is an item I picked up at Discovering Destiny’s store On A Lark. I saw it and instantly thought it would be nice for mixing and matching it with other outfits. E voilà, it works! :) I have been watching this store for quite some time and noticed that she has moved on to making original mesh by now. I am not sure whether or not this is a template, but I like it! I don’t really care if it is, the texture is pretty and the design is just perfect for all kinds on outfits. There’s just one thing that bugs me: I cannot seem to find demos at the store. Or maybe I am blind? Not sure. I tried it anyways, which HONESTLY I rarely, if ever, do and I am glad I did so in this case. :)

Plus, check out this gorgeous crown on the picture above. I am in love, in love, in love. So far her best original mesh piece hands down. :) Available NOW at Genre!!!

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The boots!

Boots for role-play are a rare find on SL. Especially if you don’t want to play some trashy hooker, don’t want to look totally out of place in a medieval sim and don’t want zippers or SHINY leather all over the place. I squee’ed when I saw these boots at Rucy Byron’s store Aphorism. I am a BIG fan of rough looking, thick leather and buckles. :) I enjoy the thick wrinkles and the general shape of these. They come in various sizes and the price of 350 Lindens seems very reasonable for original mesh. :) Also, hint, hint: A darker version of these are the current GROUPGIFT available at the store. I’d highly recommend to pick those up! Imho, these boots fit well into any kind of medievalish environment. :D

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Hair 1: Magika, Shine, pack 2 (Sabina Gully, NEW!!)
Hair 2: Milk, Butterflies, reds (Kattington Resident, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Hair 3: Truth, Maisy, reds (Truth Hawks, NEW)
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)
Eyeliner: Soiree, Moondust Day Eyeshadow, white witch (Julep Mixemup, NEW @ Skin Fair!!)
Bolero: The White Armory, Jasmine Arabian Nights Set, masala (Bee Dumpling)
Dress: On A Lark, Grecos Dress, harvest (Discovering Destiny)
Pants: Senzafine, Mirdain Elvensmith, black (Synjary Myriam, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Boots. Aphorism, Rough Rider Boots, brown (Rucy Byron, NEW!!)
Pauldrons: Sweet Poison, Fur Pauldrons (Bella Domela)
Hipbag: ANE, Holsterbag, brown 02 (Anemysk Karu, NEW @ The Chapter Four!!)
Necklace: Eclectica, Octopus Neckpiece, emerald (Tiffy Vella, NEW @ Genre!!)
Bracers: The Forge, Celtic Bangle (Deccan Arida, NEW @ The Countdown Room!!)
Headpiece 1: On A Lark, Melody Crown (Discovering Destiny, NEW @ Genre!!)
Headpiece 2: Sweet Poison, Daphne Crown (Bella Domela, NEW @ The Countdown Room!!)
Chains on thigh: DRD, Luck of the Irish Gacha (Jaimy Hancroft, NEW @ Depraved Nation!!)
Stick-Staff: Indo, Mystical Stall, gold (Iskra Bellic, NEW!!)
Poses: Marukin, Various Sets (Valencia Southard)

Location: The Bayou (Sightseeing/Residental), Dead End

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Lets peek at skins! – Skin Fair Preview

Hi guys!

Skin Fair 2014 is starting soon, in three days to be precise (March 14th), and I already did pick a few skins that I really adore this round. Surely there are more, but these are the ones that I liked right away!

I already noticed a general trend this round (well, noticed this before but it has become increasingly obvious: Ever since Nina Helix of Birdy has been super successful with her skins, a LOT of other designers took on her rather unique ways of highlighting the face and giving the cheeks and nose a dewy look. On the one hand, it is an understandable and valid phenomenon, on the other hand, I wish not so MANY did it, because it makes it increasingly hard to find skins that DO NOT have it. However, a few designers stick to their style or add very subtle highlights only, which I like. :)

In the following pictures, I always wear the same eyeliner freebie by League, available at the Skin Fair 2014. All pictures display the same shape as well.

Deetalez!

The skin displayed isn’t Steffi Villota’s actual release for Deetalez at Skin Fair only, it was released three days prior at the Slink West event already, but it is still very new and called Dawn V2. I have recently re-visited her store. In the past, her skins never were quite what I was looking for, but the past months I had noted a change of style, and I LOVE it. Her face are unique to be sure and many people may have to adjust their face a little, especially around the eyes. Her skins are NOT the kind of common skin you see everywhere, they have rather defined facial structures. I love them. I like her noses and lips and the many variants she offers for her skins in regards to eyes, noses, lips etc. It comes with three brow options plus a no brows version as well, additionally, she sells colorful brow layers separately, such as blue, pink etc.  The tone I chose is called nordic. I like the stomach area and I quite like the subtle asymmetrical structures she implements in her skins too.The highlights on the cheeks are subtle and not too dewy. Liking that!

Her skins are EASILY among the best ones currently available. I could detect no seams. It baffles me that some of the larger events have not yet considered inviting her. This is surely a store you should check out.

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League!

YAY! Whenever Nena Janus releases a new skin I go all “Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee…I want!”. This time was no different. The tone displayed is called ‘fair’ and I picked the bare make up. The skin comes four brow options and a no brows version, plus several other kinds of addons on layers. The face is a typical, fierce looking League-Face (that’s a compliment!) and I love these lips! I DO wish she had kept the nose a little lighter, it seems fairly dark compared to the rest of the face. But given I bought the skin anyways proves that it cannot be THAT bad! I LOVE the area around the eyes though, I think it is super detailed and very, very welldone. I am a big fan of the stomach area on League skins, it looks toned and very fit. If I ever wanted to try to make a Lara Croft avatar ingame, this skin would be my choice! Imho, Nena has once again proven that she delivers quality work and I like that she didn’t jump on the dewy bandwagon yet! She sticks to her style, though sometimes I wish she’d try to do something truly different.

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Birdy!

Nina Helix released FOUR new skins for Bidy at Skin fair 2014. That’s just insane. I am only displaying the ones that came in my tone, of her skins is made for darker avis and looked out of place on mine. Of all the three skins displayed I like May best, then Megan, then Hazel. Hazel is a bit too strongly shaded and highlighted/dewy for my personal taste, but May and Mega are really, really cute. I love the lips on both, though I wish the shadow above May’s upper lip was a tiny less obvious! Nina, too, has a thing for adding little, subtly asymmetrical structures to her face. I noticed it on both Megan’s and Hazel’s lips. I think it adds an interesting feature to an avi’s face, but if you look for perfection, it might not be for you. I am so, so, very happy that Nina has been getting away from only thick brows on her skins, May and Megan both have slimmer ones that I personally like a lot better! Unlike League, which has a VERY strongly shaded body, Nina keeps her stomach area much more subtle. I guess it is really a matter of taste. I like both, depending on the type of shape I try to pull off. I guess I will forever remain a Birdy fan, even if her skins, much like Deetalez, are so very unqiue they likely require you to adjust your face some, which I didn’t do. However, Birdy skins are worth their money, it is quality and a unique, detailed style combined.

The Skinnery!

Umazuma Metaluna of The Skinnery released Quiana for Skin Fair 2014 and..well. I am torn. On the one hand, I LOVE this skin because I truly enjoy her skins’ new body textures (that bellybutton is SO cute!) and her pricing and overall textures are VERY much to my liking, but on the other hand, I am a little on the fence about the lips. I gave up trying to adjust them and went with my normal shape for this one, too. You can clearly see how MUCH bigger they are than the other lips, on the same shape too! I feel a little duckfaced and I guess making them look less ducky will require a lot of work though i am sure we can pull it off, no? :D Also, the skintone is called ‘champagne’ and is a WEE bit yellow. But you know, I bought the skin, and I bought it because Uma delivers awesome quality, unique faces and has her very own style which I like. Wish it came with more eyebrow options though! The rosy cheeks are really cute and much like with League and Deetalez, I really like the amount of details around the eyes. Overall very happy!

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The DEMOS!

The skins above I haven’t bought yet, though they -are- on my list of skins I may consider. Essences offers a TON of skintones and each package comes with 5 different brow options. As far as I am aware, eyebrow removal layers are available, though I’d prefer a no brow skin to be honest. I enjoy the tone displayed a lot which is called ‘light rose’. On Olyvia you can clearly see the popular dewy look and both skins feature the popular and cute button nose Inka Mexicola always has on her skins. the lips are yummy, too! But, and that is my one beef: I spied a seam on the back above the butt and for a skin that is quite above the price level of other, similar skins, that is a bit of a let down for me, even though it is a really subtle one and really only visible if you zoom in very closely. It is more visible on the darker skins.

Atomic’s skin by Ivy Graves is really cute and I very much enjoy the lips and brows, though i must say it looks a bit too snotty-faced in my book (kind of like Olyvia). I wish the nose was not as red, though it does certainly add to its cutesy look. It just seems a little off to me to have a permanently reddish nose. I wish there was one less shaded option available! I’d have bought it right away, because the quality Ivy offers is really great. What bothered me tho was that there is one big dark stripe around the hips where the seam between lower and upper body is, which makes it next to impossible to determine whether or not the skin has one there. Though i guess I should justtrust my instinct there and say: “Nawwwww…”. :)

So, that’s it for now. I guess you’ve had enough of text already anyways. <3

Gnite everyone,

Arica

Credits:

Hair: Tableau Vivant, Low Hair (M4r1lyn Magic, NEW @ Collabor88!!)
Top: Wimey, Captive Princess (Sash Arabello, NEW @ The Fantasy Room!)
Cuffs: The Forge, Celtic Bangle (Deccan Arida, SOON @ The Countdown Room!!)
Bracelets: On A Lark, Crysantha Arm Cuffs (Discovering Destiny, NEW @ Fantasy Room!)
Poses: Marukin, Forever Set (Valencia Southard, NEW @ Collabor88!)