Of darkness and light – news from Leezu!! And more awesome items. :)

Heya peeps!

Last post for 2013. I hope you’ll all have a good New Year’s Eve tomorrow! Today, I decided to go with a different style than what I usually do. I spotted a certain item and I just HAD to blog it. I am not sure if my pics are decent enough to give credit to these items, but I kinda like them.
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The dress!

I am not a gown-girl in SL for sure. I wear dresses a lot in rl, but in SL? Short ones sometimes, but usually, my outfits for my elf are geared towards what ‘makes sense’ for her as a character. Usually my outfits are outfits I wear in actual RP, or would wear, given the right situation. This dress by Leezu! however caught my eye a couple of days ago when Vixie Rayna posted it on her Flickr and I WANTED IT NAOW.  That rarely EVER happens with gowns. The last time I bought one myself because I WANTED IT NAOW was the dress from Baiastice at FaMeshed a good while ago.

Well, Leezu Baxter in my humble opinion has outdone herself on this one. I am not wearing the supercool hat nor the shoulder piece that comes with it. I thinkt he price of about 650 (or was it 675?) Lindens is okay. It comes in various colours. I am aware that the pattern of this dress is not exactly…umm…perfect for role-play, but I just couldn’t get past this dress. It is original mesh (to my knowledge) and Leezu once again has outdone herself with her textures. These are so, so, so crazy overdone and amazing at once. Also, the gown has materials enabled.

Leezu is known for her insane creativity when it comes to outfits and this dress is just another proof of it. I am so tire dof seeing the same stuff everywhere, so whenever I see something that just stands out, and this dress does imho, then I get it.  I was a bit worried about the shape maybe being too poofy for my really small avi, but surprisingly enough, it still looks good. Plus, pure meshgowns often can look really strange wheny ou move around, but this one still seems to look fine.

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The jacket!

Evangeline Eames of Valentina E. is someone who provides us with a myriad of really wellmade meshitems that can be mixed and matched. In this outfit, the longsleeved jacket is an item of hers and I had wanted to pick it up for a long, long time now and finally did. I love the poofy sleeves and the fact that it can be mixed and matched with a lot of different outfits. It is one of these items of which I personally just cannot have enough. :) Personally I enjoy the little buttons as well as the texture, though I think a few more colour options would have been super cool. I do wish though the rigging around the elbows would have been done different. As you can see in my next picture, the elbows bend weirdly.

The collar/wings!

Anc. Ltd. by Aki69 Resident is a brand that I have secretly been watching since a good while. Sometimes I posted their awesome golden royal orb from a gacha, but they don’t only have gachas but other, normal and just as awesome items as well. The mesh is original and the textures truly awesome. The creator pays great attention to detail and has a knack for really awesome, fantastic designs. Make sure to drop by at their store. :)

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Hair: Liquence, F4, reds (Villena Swansen)
Ears: Slink, Sachara Elf Ears, pointy (Siddean Munro)
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!!)
Lipstick: Pink Fuel, Kumi Lipsticks, midnight (Mochi Milena)
Eyeshadow: Birdy, Lily VIP Make Up, late night (Nina Helix)
Jacket: Valentina E., Bloused Sleeve Jacket, night (Evangeline Eames)
Dress: Leezu!, Saphire Gown, black (Leezu Baxter, NEW!!)
Headpiece: GSpot, Imogen’s Headpiece, golds 1 (Jalilah Jewell, Gacha!!)
Mask: Yasum Designs, Face Armor, female 1 (Azlyn Vaher)
Earrings: Anc. Ltd. , Lockpiece Earrings, gold (Aki69 Resident)
Collar: Anc. Ltd., Furstole, black (Aki69 Resident, @ FROST Event!!)
Wings: Anc. Ltd., Ligthwings, gold (Aki69 Resident)
Bracelets: Death Row Designs, Female Armor, grunge (Jaimy Hancroft)
Poses: Miamai, Tiny Monster Set (and others, I forgot =/ ) (Mavi Beck)

Location: Neva River Sim (Residential), Neva River

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Kept awake dreaming someone else’s dream – News from Mandala, LeLutka, Melodic and more! :)

Hiya peeps! :)

So, it appears the designergods have been kind and have been whispering into designer-ears that there is an endless amount of elves desperately hoping for new ears. After the marvellous ears released by The Skinnery, which are unfortunately too short for me, Mandala came out with new ones which are just gorgeous. :) But lets see!

The ears!

O-M-G!!! So, Kikunosuke Eel of Mandala released new ears, elven ears even! And they come with a SHITLOAD of options. You can decide between four sets: Simple ones, two urban styles and a fantasy style. The fantasy style comes with a giant HUD, where you can choose the various skincolours, the colours for the beads, the colour for the eartips and the colour for pretty feathers which are hidden in my hair. The best part is: You can also decide to just hide ALL of those and go with simple ears. :) The texture on these is plainly awesome and the presets for the skintones make it really easy to fit them to the various tones of different skins. I really LOVE the idea of the tinted eartips. :D Very, very pretty design. You can resize them as well through a resizer script. Mine are smaller than the default size. They also come in a long and a short version of which I am displaying the latter. The only thing that bothers me a little is that Mandala went for the Yoda-style as I call it: Instead of having the tips go up and close to the head, they stick out. But I don’t think it looks bad and it’s far from being as bad as some ears out there. Really, really nicely done. However, 777 Lindens is a high price and either I am blind, or there is no demo. WHich obviously did not prevent me from buying them!Blog298PS_2

The hair!

I have always been a fan of Thora Charron’s hair for LeLutka. Yesterday I visited randomly, spotted Thora and YAY! New hair! She released three styles of which this one is my fav. I LOVE how sleek it looks. LeLutka often designs hair which fits VERY snugly to the headshape, which means you’ll likely have to wear the alpha. While that is a bit of a letdown, I think it’s also nice because it makes it so much easier to fit for example hats, headpieces and such. LeLutka’s textures are, among Truth, Exile and Liquence, my fav ones. They don’t look dry and very silky and I really like her tones, too. :) I also enjyo that she offers versions for people with larger boobies. :) This one for sure was an instant buy for me. I also like the fact that they are so very straightly cut. Well invested money in my book! :P

The dress!

Aymee Monk of Keystone sent me this dress two days ago which she released for her subbrand Melodic, which she created in order to sell clothing. While it is a template, I enjoy the texture she chose for this one and the style itself. I am showing the plain version, yet there is also one available that had golden ‘ropes’ winding around the stomach area, which is a very nice detail. The dress comes in various tasteful colours, of which teal, dark red and black are my total favs! :) I think the shape of the dress combined with the texture makes for a really elegant look that might very well work for non-rpers, too!

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Hair: LeLutka, Travail, jessica (Throa Charron, NEW!!)
Ears: Mandala, Elf Ears, fantasy (Kikunosuke Eel, NEW!!)
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!!)
Wings: Sensations, Devils wings, female (Earalian Nolan)
Horns: Death Row Designs, Horns N Chains, black (Jaimy Hancroft)
Tail: Medusa Creations, Devil tail (Sepiroth Juran)
Make Up: Elymode, Sienna Eyeshadows, coal (Elysium Eilde)
Dress: Melodic, Octavia, black (Aymee Monk, NEW!!)
Boots: Lassitude & Ennui, Jolenta Boots, black/gold (Jackal Ennui)
Collar: GSpot, Raven Nell Collar, black (Jalilah Jewell, Gacha!!)
Crown: Schadenfreude, Storybook Royality, Crown of Skulls, common (Allegory Malaprop, @ The Arcade!!)
Headpiece: Purplemoon, Ireth Chain Halo, onyx/gold (Poulet Koenkamp)
Necklace: Mandala, Gyatei Necklaces, gold (Kikunosuke Eel)
Armor: The Forge, Eldar Armor, black (Deccan Arida)
Belt: The Forge, Boadicea Belt, multitexture (Deccan Arida)
Staff: Eldritch, Volcanic Staff II (Kiera Ashdene)
Poses: Imeka, Reika Set (NatiWilliams Resident @ Collabor88!!)

Location: Mystic Fantasies (Role-Play); Mystic Fantasies
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E nell’amore non so più sperare – News from The Annex and Air! And more! :)

Hiya peeps!

So first some really cool news! I have only noticed this two days ago, but Iris Ophelia of NWN featured The Blogging Elf on her blog. :D I was really, really happy to read what she had to say because she is known to be rather opinionated and honestly, I value those opinions much higher than those of sycophants who’ll tell you that you look FAB with a plastic sack on your head. Look here at New World Notes!

I am really sick, so I am glad I got anything done at all today, but lets have a look at my outfit, shall we? :)

The circlet!

I spotted this item at the RMK Frost Event. It is offered by Aslan Kish for their store Air and I was plainly amazed when I saw how intricate the overall design is. The textures are really pretty, too. It comes in a golden and an silver version. I suppose it is called Fragile for a reason: The design looks as if pretty snowflakes have been lined up into a pattern. I really, really love it. If you are a sucker for tiny details like me, you’ll like this, too. :)

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The skirt!

The Annex has released a whole new collection. The store is pretty new and the collection is pretty rad. TheAnnex Resident is the creator and well, I won’t spill who it is but they deliver quality. :) I really enjoy the pattern on the skirt and the colour as well. It flares nicely and has small train which makes it look very royal. The texture makes it look thick and heavy which is just perfect for winter and at the same time, you can combine it perfectly well with the belts from Ingenue (I am a fan of those, haha). I noticed I couldn’t find any corsets to go with this one because the skirt sits relatively high on your waist, but most waist belts seem to fit. :) You definitely need to check out the rest of the collection as well, there are quite a few items that would work well for rp outfits.

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Hair: Truth, Faye, reds (Truth Hawks)
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)
Top: Tee*fy, Mini Corset, non sheer gold (Azure ElectricTeeth)
Skirt: The Annex, Jacquard Skirt, gold (TheAnnex Resident, NEW!!)
Sleeves: Cashmere, Fur Sleeves, chocolate (Gianni Broda)
Scarf: The Annex, Arica Scarf, beige fur (TheAnnex Resident, NEW!!)
Belt: Ingenue, Bertille Belt, latte (Betty Doyle)
Gloves: Coco Designs, Leather Gloves, brown (Cocoro Lemon)
Crown: GSpot, Winter is coming Crown, rare (Jalilah Jewell, Gacha!!)
Circlet: Air, Fragile, Silver (Aslan Kish, NEW @ RMK Frost Event!!)
Necklace: Bliensen + MaiTai, Dewdrop Necklace, red gold (Plurabelle Laszlo)
Orb: Anc, A Ropyal Orb, gold rare (Aki69 Resident, Gacha!!)
Deer: Axix, Forest Deer, misty (Elise Mannequin)
Poses: Imeka, Katie Poses (NatiWilliams Resident, NEW @ Collabor88!!)

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

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I never really had a doubt – Death Row Designs, Mina Hair, Enfant Terrible and more!!!

Hiya guys,

as I already announced, WE LOVE RP is starting soon into its 8th round! :D To be precise, on December 4th. Time really ran by fast this year. Anyone else having this feeling?! I am not really a huge fan of winter, I muchly prefer summer, but what I DO love is creating warmer sorts of outfits for my avi, though I admit the scarf should have been a little thicker. :P

The hair!

Mina Nakamura of Mina Hair is offering this hair at the upcoming round of WE LOVE RP! I always really liked her styles, but often times the colours were just off to me. Mina has rather recently reworked her textures and tones though and now I am really happy! This red is pretty, it doesn’t look so very ginger/carrot-like (I don’t go for a natural red on my elf) and I like the subtle highlights. :) Plus, this style is suprisingly versatile, I didn#t have any problems to fit my tops underneath the hair, which is usually my beef with a lot of longer styles that go down to your boobies. I think it is a really nice addition to your likely already HUGE amount of folders for hair. :D
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The legpouch!

Jaimy Hancroft has released this great legpouch for The Arcade under the brand Death Row Designs. It is one of the rare items, but damnit, it is so welldone! I love the supercute little details, the drinking horn, the scroll, vials and the tiny dagger. The textures are really pretty as well. It is the perfect addition to a  LOT of types of medieval/gorean outfits and you can resize it, too! I really loathe gacha items that are no mod because honestly? If I have to likely pay you a ton more than I wanted to get a certain item, I damn well deserve the right to be able to size or tint it. Grumble! So yes, this IS sizeable and unlike many legpouches out there, these straps are really welldone and fit over your leg just fine, even with a skirt! Most straps will sink into your leg which I really dislike. Now if only this wasn’t on of the rares….

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The necklace!

Last round she released the earrings, now it’s the matching necklace!! Weeeee! I am SO happy about the earrings for WE LOVE RP by Bliensen + MaiTai so this necklace is the perfect addition for me. I do believe the chain could have been a little thicker because the leaves seem quite heavy, but I think the overall impression is very, very pretty. :) The texture of these is just plain pretty and I like that she went for a slightly darker tone of gold, too! Definitely a must have for me and worth to snatch it up when the next round of WE LOVE RP starts. :)

The bracers!

Jalilah Jewell of Enfant Terrible, formerly known as GSpot, will offer these bracers at WE LOVE RP, together witha necklace that is just freaking stunning. Well, I personally would have prefered them to be a lil less shiny too be honest (and maybe some straps? xD), but the gemstones, which can all be tinted with a HUD,a re damned awesome. I think the design of the whole item shows just how much of a creative mind Jalilah really is, she has all these ideas for great designs and now actually manages to develope them into items. I very, very happy to see this. You really need to check out the matching necklace as well, it is truly, truly pretty. Her texturework has gotten sooo good and her meshes are becoming continuously better. :D

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Hair: Mina Hair, Rosa, reds (Mina Nakamura, Mesh!! SOON @ WE LOVE RP!!)
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!!)
Bolero: Baiastice, Spring Bolero, green (Sissy Pessoa, Mesh!!)
Corset: DE Designs, Sonya Waist Cincher, black (DoC Eldritch, Mesh!!)
Vest: On A Lark, Blayze Outfit, berry (Discovering Destiny, Mesh!!)
Skirt: Maitreya, Leather Mini Skirt, russet (Onyx LeShelle, Mesh!!)
Pants: Caverna Obscura, Anariel Armor, dark (Elvina Ewing)
Boots: Coco Designs, Knee Booots, dark brown (Cocoro Lemon, Mesh!!)
Sleeves: Ison, Leather Arm Warmers, tan (Harry Hyx)
Belt: Ingenue, Bertille Belt, moss (Betty Doyle, Mesh!!)
Furshoulders: Enfant Terrible, Vintage Girl, brown (Jalilah Jewell, Mesh!! SOON @ Jewelry & Accessory Expo!!)
Bracers: Enfant Terrible, Chloe’s Bracers, rose gold (Jalilah Jewell, Mesh!! SOON @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Upper Armor. The Forge, Daerwen Armor, bronze (Deccan Arida, Mesh!!)
Ring: The Forge, Cluster Ring, gold (Deccan Arida, Mesh!! SOON @ Jewelry & Accessory Expo!!)
Necklace: Bliensen + MaiTai, Dewdrop Necklace, red gold (Plurabelle Laszlo Mesh!! SOON @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Earrings: Bliensen + MaiTai, Dewdrop Earrings, red gold (Plurabelle Laszlo, Mesh!!)
Headpiece: GSpot, Mari’s Headpiece V2, gold, rare (Jalilah jewell, Mesh!! Gacha @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Scarf: Enfant Terrible, Vintage Girl Scarf, layered (Jalilah Jewell, Mesh!! SOON @ Jewelry & Accessory Expo!!)
Legpouch: Death Row Designs, Middleages Legpouch, RARE (Jaimy Hancroft, Mesh!! NEW @ The Arcade!!)
Crossbow: Eclipse Development, Dire Outfit (Bryce Randt, Mesh!!)
Bow: PFC, Black Sorrow Bow, natural (Pucca Firecaster, Mesh!!)
Fairies: Dlab, Fairies, waist 01/02 (Dazai Voom, Mesh!! SOON @ The Arcade!!)
Lanternpose/w prop: LISP, Lantern poses, common (Lainy Voom, NEW @ The Arcade!!)
Poses: Marukin, Gaze Set (Valencia Southard)

Location: Dawn of Radiance (Non-Role-Play), Lucky Paradise

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Vows are spoken to be broken – News from Senzafine, Tulip and more :)

Hiya guys,

life has been busyyyy. Also, do you know that feeling when nothing really inspires you? I have been at that point lately. Add to that I so, so badly wanted to blog a certain item but couldn’t find a way to display it well for hours and hours, days even, I have been really feeling weird lately. But finally I found some nice items which I liked, so here is my current outfit. :)

The skirt!

Synjari Myriam of Senzafine is currently offering this skirt at the Acid Lily Gallery. It comes in the usual five standardsizes and various colours and with matching variants of a really cute top. Add to that, it only costs 75 Lindens during the event. While I am not entirely certain, I believe this is a template, bur Synjari makes upf or that with a very, very pretty texture and tasteful choices of colours. The tightly fitting top of the skirt makes it very easy to mix and match this one with various corsets, tops and the like. I also like that you can see the feet! :) Too many skirts are too long for my taste and don’t even show a hint of feet. :( I think for a price this low it is pretty much a must have item which totally adds one more variation to your wardrobe for mixing and matching. :)

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The sandals!

I’ve been whining and bitching all over the place about the lack of flar sandals for Slink feet. Whine, whine, cry. Now, while I haven’t been too amazed about the kinds of shoes offered at Shoetopia, there were a few designers that made me a happy elf with their offerings, one of them being Tulip by Minami Susanova with their amazing sandals. :) They come in various colours, browns and other earthen tones included and are relatively plain, but so dman fitting for rp. The subtle zipper on the back of the heel (I think it is one) really does not bother me given it is always hidden from sight. I don’t recall the actual price but they were pretty cheap, too. Plus, slink addon. Need I say more? They fit perfectly and no annoying tinting and stuff. :) So far, these are the only flat sandals besides those from ISON that I am aware of (aside from a few ballerina-like shoes), so definitely a must have for me. I would have liked them a little more if they were somewhat less plain, maybe some applications or a pretty pattern, but oh well. Rustic sandals are nice, too!

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Hair: Truth, Candy, reds01 (Truth Hawks, Mesh!!)
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!!)
Feet: Slink, flat feet, M (Siddean Munro, Mesh!!)
Bolero: Katat0nik, Wishy Woman Cape, old gold (Katat0nik Pidgeon, Mesh!!)
Vest: On A Lark, Blayze Outfit, aqua (Discovering Destiny, Mesh!!)
Corset: The Muses, Diana Corset, blue (Dolce Blackflag, Mesh!!)
Undershirt: League, Suede Dress, brown (Nena Janus)
Skirt: Senzafine, Tigist Maxiskirt, Peacock Dreams (Synjary Myriam, Mesh!! @ Acid Lily Gallery!!)
Sandals: Tulip, Gladiator Sandals, dirt (Minami Susanova, mesh!! NW!! SLINK addon!! @ Shoetopia!!)
Sleeves: Yasum Designs, Arm Rap, Ultrarare (Azlyn Vaher, Mesh!!, Gacha!!)
Belt: The Forge, Daerwen Armor, brown (Deccan Arida, Mesh!!)
Necklace: Kunglers, Divinae, copper (Avagardner Kungler, Mesh!!)
Earrings: Bliensen + MaiTai, Dewdrop, red gold (Plurabelle Laszlo, Mesh!! NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Headpiece: May’s Soul, Elven Headpiece, gold (May Tolsen, Mesh!! NEW!! @ The Fantasy Collective!!)
Cheststrap: GSpot, Azurias Armor (Jalilah Jewell, Mesh!!)
Armor: The Forge, Eldar Armour, gold (Deccan Arida, Mesh!! NEW!!)
Bow: PFC, Black Sorrow Bow, ebony (Pucca Firecaster, Mesh!! NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Poses: Label.motion, Wiza Set (Anne Dakun)

Location: Harrowdale (Dungeons & Dragons Role-Play), The Dalelands

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Also, new skin! thoughts? :P The old one was a mixture of Pink Fuel’s Harley combined withThe Skinnery’s Runa Lips!

It’s not much of a life you are living – News from The Forge, Lassitude & Ennui and more!! :)

Heya peeps,

The Fantasy Collective has started and we got a lot of positive Feedback. Several of the items featured by ‘our’ designers offer are featured in this post. Weather is getting really cold over here so I thought a snowy setting might be fitting again. :)

The armor!

Well, guess what? Deccan Arida released another armor for The Forge. Dun, dun, dun. I have seen a couple of previews and I was rather positive that this armor would turn out reall neat once again. First of all straps. It has straps and has an excuse to stay on my arms. Yay. I like the coloration of this armor, which is available at The Fantasy Collective. The shape is really welldone, it fits perfectly around arms and shoulders without having to twist and tweak like crazy. Deccan is really good with textures, though personally I believe the Daerwen Armor had textures that were a little prettier. The celtic (?) symbols are a neat idea but appear a little random to me. I love the spikes though, despite generally not being a huge fan of spikes at all. These however don’t look so very overdone. The edge around the armor is a very cool detail. However, to be fair, I think his Daerwen Armor will remain my fav for now, simply because it was so insanely detailed. This armor is done really, really well, too, but for me personally, it lacks a wee bit of that ‘girly’ feeling. However, I am damn sure this sells like warm bread anyways, especially to dudes. :)

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The boots!

Jackal Ennui released these new, rigged boots for Lassitude & Ennui at Shoetopia. Aaaaaaaand my heart jumped a little when I spotted only tiny heels. And no zippers. That’s how you make an elf happy, just add a little suede in pretty colours and offer the item in a high quality and I’ll make funny happy noises. Fact is, Jackal offers these boots in various colours which range from more earthen colours to really strong tones. The mesh is original and welldone and I really like the flap on top which gives the shoe kind of a pirate-y look.  The suede looks soft and warm, so it is perfect for winter. My only problem was finding pants that fit into these: The calf gets very tight towards the ankle and finding pants turned into a chore for me. The pants displayed stick through a tiny bit, too. This is exactly the reason why I’d probably wet myself due to happiness if designers actually chose to offer to versiosn for their pants: one for whatever kind of shoes, and one for boots. So, it is less a problem oof the boots but rather of finding pants that don’t have a ton of wrinkles that stick through every damn boot out there. Talk about wrinkles: Love them on these boots, they look really natural. Definitely a must have for me. :) And they come in a male version too!

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Hair: Magika, Careful, Pack 2 (Sabina Gully, Mesh!! 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!!)
Top: Miel, Playa Top (Mika Nieuport, Mesh!!)
Corset: The Muses, Diana Corset, brown (Dolce Blackflag, Mesh!!)
Harness-top: 5 & 20, Moira Bodysuit, black/brown (Searlait Nitschke, Mesh!! NEW @ Genre!!)
Skirt: Fanatik, Mikro Mini Skirt, brown (Kendra Zaurak, Mesh!!)
Pants: Pink Outfitters, Bewer Velvet Leggins, brown (London Dailey, Mesh!!)
Boots: Lassitude&Ennui, Paramour Boots, brown (Jackal Ennui, Mesh!! NEW @ Shoetopia!!)
Gloves: Coco Designs, Leather Gloves, brown (Cocoro Lemon, Mesh!!)
Belt: Mabinogion, Medieval Belt, brown (Airedine Poe, Mesh!!)
Hip Armor: The Muses, Penghel Armor, brown (Dolce Blackflag, Mesh!!)
Armor: The Forge, Eldar Armour, wood (Deccan Arida, Mesh!! NEW @ The Fantasy Collective!!)
Cheststrap: GSpot, Azurias Armor (Jalilah Jewell, Mesh!!)
Headpiece: Little Tasta, Twig Headpiece 2, narcissi (Etana Vella, Mesh!! NEW @ The Fantasy Collective!!)
Earrings: Bliensen + MaiTai, Dewdrop, red gold (Plurabelle Laszlo, Mesh!! NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Necklace: Sax Shepherd Designs, Portia Renaissance Jewelry (Sax Shepherd, Mesh!! PREVIEW!!)
Crossbow: Eclipse Development, Dire Outfit (Bryce Randt, Mesh!!)
Bow: PFC, Black Sorrow Bow, natural (Pucca Firecaster, Mesh!! NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Poses: Pretense Poses, Baby It’s Cold (Gidge Uriza, NEW @ The Attic!!)

Location: Myrmidon, City of Thieves (Gor Evolved), Horizon Beach
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I am sick of dancing with the beast – News from The Fantasy Collective, Exile and more!! :)

Heya guys!

I stormed Shoetopia and got quite a few nice additions there. These boots are an example of my recent additions, prepare for more to be displayed here. :) If anything, Shoetopia proved so many people who’ve said it before to be right: SLINK add-ons are the way to go for shoe designers. I personally see no reason anymore to buy heels or shoes that contain a meshfoot, simply because SLINK add-ons:
– will always match my skin 100%, not just 95%.
– are always cheaper than the often very expensive shoes that contain a meshfoot
– are MUCH less of a hassle to deal with, you get your foot applier once and are done. No lame tinting, clicking and whatever.
– are now available in so many different heights and styles, that you really don’t have to feel as if you miss out anymore.

There is but two reasons for me anymore left to shop at stores that do not offer add-ons:

1. Truly unique styles that are not available elsewhere
2. The feet sometimes simply look better than the SLINK feet.

So well, I am definitely looking forward to more SLINK add-ons to come and more event sinvolving them hopefully! :)

But, lets have a look at the outfit!

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The pants!

The pants displayed are offered at the current Collabor88 by House of Fox. The designer Fashionboi Landar is known for her really welldone meshitems and I guess the name is wellknown among those who frequent events such as C88, Fameshed etc. The mesh is original, which I already like. The pants have a nice, rough looking leather texture. I really like the look of that seam on the legs. luckily, there is no visible zipper and also, I noticed these pants do fit with quite a few meshboots I own and also go well with a multitude of tops that I tend to wear a lot. So that’s a big plus in my book. :) Layering is important! However, there is a downside as well, and it is something I noticed with a  couple of her items (which didn’t realy prevent me from buying them though!): The pants got a bit of a ponyrider effect. The gap is quite visible and while the bum is ROUND (and I I like the shading on it a lot!), the legs looks skinny. To fit these into boots, I gotta wear size S,a nd these legs are skinnier than what my elf usually has. Not awfully skinny at all, but I wish the gap was less prevalent and the thighs/lower legs generally a little thicker. But that’s certainly a matter of preference, too. I just always wonder why a bum would be big with no legs to support it. :P

The boots!

As I mentioned before, these boots by Ryvolter, Sanya Bilavio’s brand,  are the result of my little shopping spree at Shoetopia. I instantly wanted them. The texture is really welldone and I like the general shape of them, PLUS: They are neither wedges (everyone is making wedges this year) nor have they obvious heels! They can pass as flat boots, yay! However, once I looked at the price, I swallowed really, really hard. 850 Lindens for non-rigged boots that have a design that is otherwise available since quite soem time for cheaper at a different store, just a little less detailed and with less options. Hmm. 850 Lindens is  a VERY steep price for boots that are not even rigged. They do come witha  HUD with which youc an customize the various parts (straps and such), which I adore. But honestly, if it wasn’t for the store, Ryvolter, and it’s known good quality, I would not have bought them, pretty or not. I do wish they were a little roudner at the front, but honestly? These textures are awesome and in my personal case, the fact that these shoes are not rigged actually HELPS! because it means I can fit them to my leg and don’t have to hope one of the sizes fits me. :) So, yes. I paid 850 Lindens, wish they were cheaper so I could have grabbed more of them without feeling so guilty, and now I wear and like them. :)

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Hair: Exile, Run To You, dark reds (Kavaer Cleanslate, Mesh!! NEW!!)
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!!)
Spots: Grendel’s Children, Spots Tattoo, tinted (Flea Bussy)
Blouse: Kei-Spot, Tharlarion Rider Tunic, green (Keiko  Zoon, Mesh!! NEW!!)
Vest: Legal Insanity, Sonnet Fur Gilet, honey (Datrip Blackbart, Mesh!!)
Sleeves: Cashmere, Fur Sleeves, sienna (Gianni Broda, Mesh!!)
Undershirt: League, Suede Dress, brown (Nena Janus)
Cloak: Fateplay, Kollo Cloak female, woods (Damien Fate, Mesh!!)
Pants: House of Fox, Leather Pants, taupe (Fashionboi landar, mesh!! NEW @ Collabor88!!)
Boots: Ryvolter, Maia Shark Boots, brown (Sanya Bilavio, Mesh!! NEW @ Shoetopia!!)
Gloves: Coco Designs, Leather Gloves, brown (Cocoro Lemon, Mesh!!)
Belt: Mabinogion, Medieval Belt, red (Airedine Poe, Mesh!!)
Crown: Junbug, Wild Thing Bead Band, gold rare (Juno Mental, Mesh!! SOON @ The Fantasy Collective!!)
Headpiece: The Library, Titania’s Headdress, gold/green rare (Augurer Resident, Mesh!! SOON @ The Fantasy Collective!!)
Neckwrap: ieQED, Twig Berries Necklace, bark (Sigifaust Resident, Mesh!! SOON @ The Fantasy Collective!!)
Necklace: GSpot, Mari’s Necklace, gold, common (Jalilah Jewell, Mesh!! Gacha @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Earrings: Sense-able Fashions, Dragonfly earrings, copper (Lysa Helendale, Mesh!!)
Pauldrons: ieQED, Dragon Pauldron, black/gold (Daphne Klossovsky/Sigifaust Resident, Mesh!! NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Crossbow: Eclipse Design, Dire Outfit (Bryce Randt, Mesh!!)
Pouch: Velvet Whip, Moss Essence Outfit (Reeva Hax)
Poses: Pretense Poses, Rubric Set (Gidge Uriza, NEW!!)

Location: Vespertine (Store Location), Pure Dreams

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Rebranding: GSpot –_> Enfant Terrible, Handverk —-> ieQED! Check this out!

Hey guys!

An announcement today! No, actually, two!

GSpot becomes Enfant Terrible!

Jalilah Jewell of GSpot is rebranding her store. The new name is Enfant Terrible which I personally LOVE. It sounds a lot less ambigious than GSpot and allows her to strive away from the ‘gorean only’ store to become recognized as a creator by a greater public. She has built her own meshstore and I think the choice of colours she made for this one is great. Here is a preview:

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Here is a video Jalilah made of her first items:

This is the new store logo. I think she really did choose well with this one, I love, love, love the combinations of colours!

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Check out her new Flickr as well! You can find it here: Enfant Terrible There is also more info on there.

Handverk becomes ieQED!

I already mentioned that Daphne Klossovsky rebranded her store Handverk to ieQED and some of the first items released under her new brand are the awesome pauldrons at WE LOVE ROLEPLAY, displayed here:

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You can find her new store at this location: TAXI to ieQED.

Here is ieQED’s new Flickr, go check it out: ieQED Flickr

So, don’t forget to check out their awesome new stores!!! :) I am really excited for all the new upcoming items already. :)

 

<3 Arica

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For you, there’s nothing in this world I wouldn’t do – Beetlebones, Birdy, Aisling and ieQED!

Hey peeps,

after a rather rough week (vacations are over and chaos took over at school) I finally got around to put together an outfit which I personally really enjoy. I am recently been trying to go for variations of more colourful outfits instea dof JUST earthen colours while still trying to maintain some believability. Teal certainly is one of my favourite colours, so are purple and red. Hmmm. :)

The horns!

Druunah Esharham and Damian Kleiner of Aisling have remade their store and it is really, really pretty. Along with the new store, they are setting up a new gacha as well that cointains…horns. And not just  horns but really pretty horns in unique styles. As I mentioned when I credited Elicio Ember’s horns in my last, Aisling is one of the few stores that could keep up with the quality he provided and these horns are no different. The rares and ultra rares come with amazing textures, original mesh shapes and wonderful details. The ones I am displaying are called Boo and come with a set of wings as well. There is four different types: Cupid, Boo, Truffles and Coco, all of which are super cute designs. The rare Truffles are CANDY horns with little candies and cookies, the rare antlers have actual candles on them. Incredibly pretty imho, even though probably not an every day item.

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The pauldrons!

Daphne Klossovsky recently rebranded Handverk into ieQED. First I was all confused about that name, but once Daph explained to me what it meant I started loving it and now it really got stuck in my head: id est Quod erat demonstrandum. Now, dear latin fans, do translate. :D Fact is, she joined this round of WE LOVE RP and is offering these amazing pauldrons. I love the scales with the dragonheads idea plus her golden textures, even if less warm than what I usually prefer, are really, really nice. The only thing that I think are missing are some straps to keep this realistically in place, because these pauldrons surely must be magical to stay in place! :P I think these are perfect for enhancing outfits and to give them a bit of a chic or even royal touch, plus…dragons! Hello? Perfect for fantasy rp, too.

The bear!

Well, I cannot write this post without commenting on the bear which is made by Nina Helix for Birdy. This bear is the cutest bear I have seen so far in SL. It comes as a cuddle version, a version for your shoulder, one for your head and several sizes for rezzing. And the best part is: Not only is this bear THE CUTENESS, but it is also only 50 Lindens and a groupgift for Bidy. You only gotta pay the fee to join Nina’s group and man…it is so worth it since she regularly offers very nice and generous gifts in general.

The boots!

Collabor88 started into a new round and Suetabulous Yootz of Beetlebones snuck in while I was there and rezzed these awesome laced up boots. Yes, they have heels. I admit it, I fell for them anyways. They are jsut so very, very welldone and I do have my hopes up that perhaps Sue will one day make a flat version of these. I think she would make a lot of role-players forever happy. I LOVE the lacings on these and the leathertextures. They come in several earthen colours of which all are good for role-play. They even have.. a zipper. I admittedly onyl noticed that after buying them because I was like DO WANT and bought them blindly. Welp. All I can say that Suetabulous is known for the incredibly quality of her items and these boots certainly don’t disappoint. Yet alone the fact that the zipper isn’t just a texture, but actual little meshparts and the details on both wrinkles and lacings are crazy. So if you are prepared to bear with zippers, buy these! I can honestly find nothing to criticise about these.

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Hair: Elikatira, Brenna, redheads (Elikapeda Tiramisu, 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!!)
Spots: Grendel’s Children, Spots Tattoo, tinted (Flea Bussy)
Horns: Aisling, Boo, ultrarare (Druunah Esharham, Mesh!! NEW!!)
Bolero: Katat0nik, Wishy Woman Cape, foresty (Katat0nik Pidgeon, Mesh!!)
Corset: Ison, Leather Shape Corset, brown (Harry Hyx, Mesh!! NEW @ Collabor88!!)
Skirt: Milk Motion, Leather Skirt, teal (Marie Lauridsen, Mesh!!)
Boots: Beetlebones, Fowler Laced-Up Boots, bone (Suetabulous Yootz, Mesh!! NEW @ Collabor88!!)
Crown: Epoque, Jagged Tiara, gold (Vintage MCMillan, Mesh!! NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Belt (waist): Ingenue, Bertille Belt, lavender (Betty Doyle, Mesh!!)
Headpiece: GSpot, Mari’s Headpiece, ultrarare (Jalilah Jewell, Mesh!! NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Necklace: LaGyo, Maya Necklace, gold (Gyorgyna Larnia, Mesh!!
Belt (gold): The Forge, Boadicea’s Belt, multitexture HUD (Deccan Arida, Mesh!!)
Bracers: The Forge, Boadicea’s Bracers, gold (Deccan Arida, Mesh!!)
Bracelet: Ison, Aviary Claw Necklace, gold (Harry Hyx, Mesh!!)
Pauldrons: ieQED, Dragon Pauldron, black/gold (Daphne Klossovsky/Sigifaust Resident, Mesh!! NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Hip Armor: The Muses, Penghel Armor, brown (Docle Blackflag, Mesh!!)
Bearcub: Birdy, Snow Cub (Nina Helix, Mesh!! NEW!! VIP GIFT!!)
Poses: Kirin Poses, Maylee Pose Pack (Carolina Sautereau)

Location: Pangloss (Artsy Sim), Banana Island

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Attack of the Dresses – News from Baiastice, Junbug, Cerridwen’s cauldron Cauldron, LeLutka and more!

Heya peeps,

in between all the stuff that is going on in rl and organising WE LOVE RP (opening tomorrow at 3 pm slt!!) with the team I somehow managed to get two outfits done. :) Lets have a look!

The horns!

Elicio Ember of Cerridwen’s Cauldron recently placed a gacha at WE LOVE RP that contains some of the most breathtakingly beautiful horns I have seen so far on the grid, only rivaled by Aisling, Remarkable Oblivion and very few others. Not only are these not the usual goat horns you see pretty much everywhere, but each one has a new, original and fantastic design and comes in three different sizes (for petites, standard avis and one more). They are, as all gacha items, no copy, but you can modify then. I shrunk mine sime. Also, these horns can be coloured different with a simple click-menu. I LOVE, no, I admire the texture on these. The subtle glow mixed with the incredibly pretty textures just really does it for me. Much to my dismay, none of the styles available is exactly what I need for my fey’ri, but damn I am tempted to play a dragon or whatever other kind of character now. :D Also, the price of 100L is a joke given that ALL of the horns are awesome, and not just the rares and ultrarares. :) Don’t forget to check this out tomorrow!!

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The dress!

FaMESHed started again on November 1st and I got this awesome dress there. It is offered by Sissy Pessoa of Baiastice and I very much enjoy the simple, yet sexy design. The layered cleavage is something I personally even like in rl and the flared sleeves are really pretty. The texture looks soft and fits the snugly fitting dress. I do wish there would have been some colourful highlight added, maybe a belt of sorts. Then again, the style plus color (the dress IS available in more colorful version, too!) really fits perfectly for any kind of evil looking character. :) I could picture the evil queen of Snowwhite wearing this.

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On to the next outfit:

The dress!

I really wish Juno Mantel of Junbug would have sticked with her idea of calling this dress ‘Snuggie’. :D It is so, so cute! Look at thsoe ears! The hood comes with an addon for elf-ears which is an idea I really love. I always wonder wether Arica’s ears should stick out or if I should just pretend they are IN the hood. Both options are kinda meh. The texture is super pretty imho and so are the color variations. It’ll be available tomorrow at WE LOVE RP! The cool thing is, you can unlink the separate pieces (cloak/hood/dress) and wear them separately if you have or can make fitting alphas (I need to learn that!). I do think it would have been awesome if the dress had a belt where I added the one I am wearing, it would make sense. But overall, I am more and more impressed with Juno’s meshwork. Also, her taste for colours is really nice. :) You’ll see when you check this out at the event. One thing that always bothers me with hoodsis that I cannot fit hair underneath them. I know it makes sense and I thought Juno’s hood is one of the best ones to be honest, close enough to the head to not make me look bald. But I still think some hair should be seen somewhere. What do you think?

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Outfit 1:

Hair: LeLutka, Gabriella, Jessica (Thora Charron, Mesh!! NEW!!)
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!!)
Facial Tattoo: Nuuna, Make Ups 14, No. 14 (Nuuna Nitely)
Wings: Sensations, Devils wings, female (Earalian Nolan, Mesh!!)
Horns: Cerridwen’s Cauldron, Dragon Horns, rare (Elicio Ember, Mesh!! NEW Gacha @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Dress: Baiastice, Shannon Dress, black (Sissy Pessoa, Mesh!! NEW @ FaMESHed!!)
Ruffle: Junbug, The Queen’s Ruff Collar, crimson, rare (Juno Mantel, Mesh!! Gacha!!)
Belt: Ingenue, Bertille Belt, noir (Betty Doyle, Mesh!!)
Headpiece: GSpot, Dyonysos’ Bride, violet (Jalilah Jewell, Mesh!! NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Necklace/ring: Kunglers, Divinae, copper (AvaGardner Kungler, Mesh!!)

Outfit 2:

Hair: D!va, Ange Mesh part, garnet (Marisa Kira, Mesh!!)
Hairbase: Eskimo Fashion, Malaysian Lace Front Caps, tinted (KiyokoMari Resident)
Dress with ear-addon: Junbug, Dolcinea’s Dress, earth (juno Mantel, Mesh!! NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Belt: Izzie’s, Leather Buckle belt, brown/gold (Izzie Button, Mesh!!)
Headpiece: Keystone, Catena Corona, style 3 rare (Aymee Monk, Mesh!! Not sure if still available?)
Necklace: Yummy, Tiny Acorn display, copper (Polyester Partridge, Mesh!!)
Ring: Manna, Elenween Ring I (Manna Yoshikawa)
Staff: Eldritch, Lambentea Staff (Kiera Ashdene, @ Marketplace!!)

Locations: Pandemonium Mainstore, Harrowdale Role-Play Sim

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