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

Never act wild – News from Spellbound, Lassitude & Ennui and more. :)

Hey peeps!

I hope you all are well! I have been pretty good, just work is keeping me busy. I have been tinkering with new ways to present my outfits as you probably can see, been working on my PS skills some, too. Slowly, I am advancing. I am hardly good at it but I have learned some neat little tricks to enhance a picture without showcasing items in a way that totally doesn’t reflect how they look in SL. I really want to show what you get and not just an overly artsy version of it. What do you thinK?

Plus, instead of adding several hairstyles to one post, I am considering to just do one hair-post per week, maybe combined with a skinpost. I’ll have to see. :)

So, here is my latest outfit:

The hair!

Sometimes, though it doesn’t happen too often, a store pops up on the horizon and their items are plain awesome. Right from the get go. People storm their shop and for some reason, they just managed to hit a nerve with their customers. Spellbound by Kohana Xue is such a store. There are many, many new hair stores popping up all over the place, over and over again, which try to compete with the established ones. Most of them fail, some find awesome niches.I think the large hair stores need to watch out for this one in case she ever decides to go for more mainstream ystyles. :) Her textures are plain pretty. The mesh is smooth and the highlights very well accentuated. The style displayed is called Hecate and is currently sold at the Dark Style Fair. Usually, Spellbound is a bit more on the quirky side of hairs, but this one is extremely pretty, even if it’s very mainstream. Love the gentle waves! I like her red tones a lot and I think the price wa spretty reasonable (if only my transaction history would load…). I noticed a bit of a halo around the head when in foresty areas (alphas!) but aside from this? I haven’t taken it off since days and that tells youa  lot. :) I hope she will make some more ‘normal’ styles in the future, too!

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The skirt!

The skirt is an item by 22769 (Paco Pooley/Manuel Ormidale) and I think it’s pretty cool. :) You can buy a fitting tunic at their store as well and the skirt comes in four colors. I really, really like the belt-like application this skirt has, plus the way it is shaped makes it easy to fit under a lot of corsets. Also liking the rough leather texture. I only, selfishly so, wish that the belt was a separate piece so I could wear it with different outfits too, that would be very, very neat. Plus, at only 155 Lindens this is certainly a real steal! :) Oh, almost forgot to mention it is original mesh as well. :)

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Hair 1: Spellbound, Hecate, reds (Kohana Xue. NEW @ Dark Style Fair!!)
Hair 2: Tableau Vivant, Diabolito Hair, reds (M4ri1yn Magic)
Hair 3: Lelutka, Fionn, reds (Thora Charron, NEW!!)
Ears: The Skinnery, Puki Elongated Ears (Umazuma Metaluna)
Eyes: Buzzeri, Ardent Eyes, angel (Eleri Catlyn, NEW @ Kustom9!!)
Lashes: Snow Rabbit, R6 v. 1.00, attach to nose (Shirousagi Noel)
Eyeliner: Soiree, Last Call Eyeshadow X Liner, bare minimum (Julep Mixemup)
Vest: Velvet Whip, Dare Vest (Reeva Hax, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Vest 2: Ducknipple, Paula Vest (Beanster Potato)
Corset: Lassitude & Ennui, Elena Corset, brown/gold (Jackal Ennui, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Skirt: 22769 (femme), Battel Skirt, green (Paco Pooley, Manuel Ormidale)
Boots: Just Designs, Ara Boots (Davidefre Resident)
Harness: Soedara, Here Comes Wicked, earth (Marbella Pronovost)
Pauldrons: ieQED, Scale Pauldrons, gold (Sigifaust Resident)
Peplum: Tee*fy, Peplum Addon, brown (Azure Electricteeth)
Bracers: On A Lark, Xan Bracers, fern (Discovering Destiny)
Headpiece: Keystone, Vestella, gold, rare (Aymee Monk, SOON @ Tales of Fantasy!!)
Necklace 1: Lassitude & Ennui, Ravenskull Necklace, copper (Jackal Ennui, NEW @ World Goth Fair!!)
Necklace 2: Sweet Poison, Sun and Moon Necklace (Bella Domela, 50 Lindens!!)
Ring: On A Lark, Talon Ring, common (Discovering Destiny, Gacha!!)
Bangles: The Forge, Ailida’s Bangles, gold (Deccan Arida)
Dagger in Boot: The Forge, Leg Dagger, female brown (Deccan Arida, Gacha!!)
Bow: LR Weapons, Hazel Bow (Larion Rhode/Allia Lane)
Poses: Imeka, Lucy Set (NatiWilliams Resident), Marukin, Game (Valencia Southard, NEW @ C88!!)

Location: Harrowdale, The Dalelands

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Never be afraid again! – News from Lassitude & Ennui, Little Bones, Alchemy and more! :)

Hiya peeps,

finally a new blog! I have been testing out some new PS techniques, thank you so much to all those people who constantly help me. :) No big bla bla, lets move on to the outfit! :)

The hair!

Little Bones is a store which is relatively new on the horizon. Not TOO new, but somewhat new. The storeowner is Nova Faerye and I have been keeping my eyes on this store since a while now. The constant improvement has really been showing, though I think some small things still could be improved! But, I have LOTS of positive things to say about this style which I picked up at Kustom9. First of all, the hair is HUD-driven (rumors are some hairmakers still clutter your inventory!!!) and the style is really soft and smooth. Her mesh has improved constantly as well. The textures are really pretty imho, though I wish the top of the head was just a little less dark. I really, really love the thin strands this hair has. :) The package I got was 249L and contains 10 different tones. Imho, this really is one damn good deal. Another little thing that bothered me (but not enough to not wear this hair all the time) are the alphabarts aroudn the strands which seem large and glitch a lot in forests. I am NOT sure if these can be avoided though so it is really just a tiny complaint.

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The dress!

This is the new dress by Lassitude & Ennui (Jackal Ennui) for the World Goth Fair which just recently started. It is…pink. And I love it. This version is called orchid and I just loved the combination of pink and green, it went so well with my roses and…all the rest! :D The texture is soooo soft and I love the inscriptions on the top layer. The mystic dress is only 290L per dress and this color is the one that is a 100% donation for the Sophie Lancaster Foundation. As always, Lassitude & Ennui provides us with original mesh items which are just plainly awesome. :) Don’t forget to check this out!

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Hair 1: Little Bones, Starry Eyed, reds (Nova Faerye, NEW @ Kustom9!!)
Hair 2: LeLutka, Fionn, reds (Thora Charron, NEW!!)
Ears: The Skinnery, Puki Elongated Ears (Umazuma Metaluna)
Eyes: Dead Apples, Broken Glass, aqua (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)
Dress: Lassitude@Ennui, Mystic Dress, orchid (Jackal Ennui, NEW @ World Goth Fair!!)
Armor: Alchemy, Ritual Armor, bronze (Nina Helix/Tyr Rozenblum, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Crown: Luas, Elvira’s Crown, golden (Ainara Luas, NEW @ The Countdown Room!!)
Wreath: Zenith, Grape Leaf Corolla (Miffyhoi Rosca, NEW @ FaMeshed!!)
Flower-Sleeves: Lark, Briar Armband (Sienia Trevellion, for Enchantment!!)
Bracers: Luxe, Wooden Cuff, dark zebra (Jaycee Dover, NEW @ Kustom9!!)
Staff: On A Lark, Talon Staff (Discovering Destiny, Gacha!!)
Mushroom-Friend: Alchemy, Mushie, ice (Nina Helix/Tyr Rozenblum, NEW @ Dark Fair!!)
Demon-Friend: Alchemy, Demon, gloom (Nina Helix/Tyr Rozenblum, NEW @ Dark Fair!!)
Poses: Kirin Poses, My Paper Airplane (Carolina Sautereau, NEW!!)

Location: Private Parcel

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Love shall tear us apart – New hairs on the grid, Severed Garden, Ryvolter and more! :)

Heya peeps!

Hair-attack! SO many awesome new hairs have been released lately, it is really crazy. So in this post, I am featuring three of my current all time favs. :O

The top!

Berta Avro of Severed Garden just recently released the outfit of which this top is a part. I really, really enjoy the design of it. While it does have a bit of a “metal-bikini-armor”-flair to it, I think if you combine it well it can pimo your outfit quite sucessfully and give it a nice detail. :) You can either display or hide the undertop through a HUD which also allows you to give the top various texture options. I do like these textures a LOT! It is the fiercest looking version that I could find and imho all the small details are really enhancing it. I also like the straps! However…the belt around the ribcage is very hard to fit. I’d have to wear size L to make it fit perfectly and my avi is tiny, but size M apparently is made for anorexic waists. :( I think it would have to be adjusted some for a more natural look. Overall though I really enjoy this item with the many options that it offers. :)

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The bunny!

O M G! This is purest cuteness! Nina Helix of Birdy released this cute bunny, which is ONE colour and ONE animal out of a lot of versions, as a gacha for The Chapter Four. This is a really, really cute idea imho. They come with kitties, bunnies, a corgi, a pug and a sloth!! The texture of the pocket can be adapted to your clothes and since it is a pocket, you can pretend it was stitched upon it and it doesn’t have to match 100%. :D Nina has been making a LOT of pets lately (and now works together with Tyr Rozenblum under her brand Alchemy on a whole collection of pets and animals in general!) and she really, really does have an eye for textures and extremely cute faces. I love it. :) Though sometimes I -personally- wish to find some more realistic looking pets on the grid too.

The alltime favs!

You likely noticed there are some items I keep using again and again. I know, bla bla, bloggers should only blog new items but I don’t believe in that, especially not for outfits such as the ones I blog. Here a list of my alltime favs in this pic:

Belt by Ingenue. Why? Super easy to resize, comes as rigged/unrigged mesh and various colours, is a waist belt and can be used easily to cover uo glitches. SO flexible in its use!

Legwarmers by Monso. Why? Because while hard to fit them with many boots (especially rigged ones), these make the perfect winter additions for warm legs when you wear a skirt. :)

Armwarmers by Yasum Designs. Why? See above. Same reason and I love the texture!

Underlayershit by Nemesis. Why? Because layers like this one can change a Sailormoon Outfit into a badass one!

Legpouch by Death Row Designs. Why? Because I LOVE legpouches in RP. Chicks gotta carry all the little stuff SOMEWHERE! :)

Crossbow by Eclipse. Why? Well, badass is badass. :P

Do YOU have all time favorites that you combine with many of your fav outfits?

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Hair 1: Truth, Coral 2, reds (Truth Hawks, NEW!!)
Hair 2: LeLutka, Travail, jessica (Thora Charron)
Hair 3: Milk/DRD, Willow, amber (Kattington Resident/Jaimy Hancroft, 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!!)
Cape: Katat0nik, Wishy Woman Cape, cinnamon (Katat0nik Pidgeon)
Top: Severed Garden, Isa outfit (Berta Avro, NEW!!)
Undershirt: unavailable
Skirt: Ryvolter, Irina Flare Mini, grey (Inna Bilavio, NEW!!)
Legwarmers: Monso, My Legwarmers, brown (Morphine Janick)
Armwarmers: Yasum Design, Arm Rap, gacha (Azlyn Vaher, Gacha!!)
Boots: Maitreya, Stagioni XTD Leather, bronze (Onyx leShelle)
Headpiece: The Library, Skadi Headdress, fall, rare (DeamFantasia Nightfire, Preview!! Gacha!!)
Armor: The Forge, Eldar Armor, wood (Deccan Arida)
Belt 1: Ingenue, Bertille Belt, moss (Betty Doyle)
Belt 2: Sax Shepherd Designs, Gatcha Fae Belt, iron (Sax Shepherd, Gacha!!)
Bracers: The Forge, Viking bracers, leather (Deccan Arida, Gacha!!)
Bunny: Birdy, Pocket Pet, brown bunny (Nina Helix, Gacha!! @ The Chapter Four!!)
Legpouch: Death Row Designs, Middleages Legpouch, RARE (Jaimy Hancroft)
Crossbow: Eclipse Development, Dire Outfit (Bryce Randt)
Bow: PFC, Black Sorrow Bow, natural (Pucca Firecaster)
Poses: Marukin, Passion Set (Valencia Southard, @ Collabor88!!)

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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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What would life be like without a few mistakes? – Enfant Terrible, Ryvolter, Genre and more! :)

Hiya peeps!

I always really loathe those days before x-mas. Stressiest time of the year EVER! Argh. But I managed to put together a vintage inspired new outfit regardless. :)

New hair from Truth!

Truth Hawks released a BUNCH of new hairs this week! I am displaying two of the new ones ont hese pictures. :) Really liking these, though my fav is probably a cute one with two little buns on the back of the head, but that one didn’t go so well with this outfit. :)

The headpiece!

Jalilah Jewell of Enfant Terrible is slowly venturing into new areas with her stuff. She already left GSpot, a purely rp based brand, behind and developed her new brand, and now, her stuff is more and more appealing to both mainstreamers and role-players alike. :) I am a fan of this, though I hope she won’t forget us fellow rpers in the long run. This one is suuuuper vintage inspired and you can get it at the current round of Genre. :) The textures are awesome and I love the combination of the sligfhtly oversized bow with the butterfly. Mwah! Perfect combination of colours, too, really subtle yet far from boring. There are more colours available, too. I am very much a fan of this and for 100L you can hardly do wrong.

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The cape!

I pondered a long, long time wether or not I should buy this. When I saw the ad for it on Flickr I literally DASHED t Ryvolter by Sanya Bilavio to get it, but when I saw the price I was pretty appalled. More than 600 Lindens for a single, relatively simple item is a quite a steep price. Don’t get me wrong, I value good quality and I know that Ryvolter does deliver when it comes to that, the texture on this cloak is marvellous and the mesh is really pretty. But, then again, that price just seems pretty ridiculous. I can understand when complicated mesh outfits with several layers, shadows, belts, lacings and what not cost a lot of Lindens. But a simple item that doesn’t even come in the five standard sizes? Thats eemed like a joke to be very honest. I did think about this for a long time, but in the end, I decided to buy it. This might imply that after all, the item IS worth its price, but I have to say: less would be more adequate in this case. I LOVE the cape enough to buy it, yes. That is true. I think the textures and the idea of the item itself is great. It makes a nice addition to many outfits. However, when you cannot even be bothered to offer the normal sizes  you have to compare your own pricing to what’s actually out there. Granted, I might have bought 3 or more of these cloaks if the price had been around 300-400 Lindens, which means they would have made more money with me already. Spontaneous buying always depends on the price. I am very sure that if the prices were more reasonable, they’d sell more and come out with a nice plus. I can understand that some brands want to elevate themselves above others and try to show that with their pricin too, but this isn’t real life. I cannot TELL the difference between this cape and similar capes offered by other high quality brands for better prices and I am sure most others cannot tell either, so where’s the justification for the price after all? There isn’t even a visble batch on it that screams Ryvolter! :P

In the end my reasoning went like this. “I want to support original content designers, this may make me feel iffy because I think the price is not justified if you compare the complexity of this item to other items in this pricerange, but whatever. I like it.” In the end, I will probably buy what I like because I can afford it easily. I got other capes, too, and I for sure got more of them and felt less awkward about buying them.

All in all, this item IS very good quality from what I can tell. I love the texture and I love the flexibility of this item. So if you are prepared to pay a higher price than usual, buy it!

The chaps!

Azlyn Vaher of Yasum Designs is hiding these in her store! The vast majority of leg warmers don’t fit over any kinds of boots that I own and it really does look strange when you are decked in furs and legwarmers…and then wear ballerinas or sandals. These chaps work just as fine and are flares, so ost of my boots fit underneath. I like the texture, too and as a plus, these come with a Mega HUD that allows you guys to choose from a myriad of colour options for the straps, base and batches. :) Very happy with these!

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Hair: Truth, Dove/Melita, reds (Truth Hawks, NEW!!)
Ears: Illusions, Drow Ears (Siyu Suen, Mesh!!)
Eyes: Adored, Unreal Eyes, iced (Constance Daehlie, Mesh!!)
Lashes: Snow Rabbit, R6 v. 1.00, attach to nose (Shirousagi Noel , Mesh!!)
Hands: Slink, elegant (Siddean Munro, Mesh!!)
Cape: Ryvolter, Uma Fox Fur Cape, brown 1 (Sanya Bilavio, NEW!!)
Dress: Shey, Wrap Dress (Aisha Nizna, NEW!! @ Limited Bazaar!!)
Pants: Caverna Obscura, Ascalon Ranger (Elvina Ewing)
Chaps: Yasum Designs, Cutie Chaps, mega HUD (Azlyn Vaher)
Boots: Tulip, Suede Buckled Boots, burnt red (Minami Susanova)
Neckcorset: Soedara, Here comes Wicked, earth (Marbella Pronovost)
Scarf: Fashionably Dead, Cozy Scarf, black (Toast Bard, Mesh!! NEW @ Collabor88!!)
Belt: LeLutka, Anna Belt, true B (Thora Charron)
Necklace: Stitched Gods, Athene’s Necklace, gold (Caine Engineer, NEW!!)
Headpiece: Enfant Terrible, Lotties Eyecatcher, rose (Jalilah Jewell, NEW @ Genre!!)
Facechains: May’s Soul, Immoe Chain, bronze (May Tolsen)
Ring: The Forge, Cluster Ring, gold (Deccan Arida)
Earrings: MG, Cross of Buttons (Maxi Gossamer, NEW @ Limited Bazaar!!)
Legpouch: Death Row Designs, Middleages Legpouch, RARE (Jaimy Hancroft, Mesh!! NEW @ The Arcade!!)
Poses: Mien Poses, Figurine (Connie Stratten, NEW @ Poser Pavillon)

Location: Neva River Sim (Residential), Neva River

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

Heya peeps,

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

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

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The wreath!

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

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

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The (grey!) vest!

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

The boots!

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

Location: Enchantment (Event Location), Sium

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Devils can’t catch me tonight! – News from Leezu, SL Fashionweek and more! :)

Heya peeps!

So, the past days have been full of new releases. While I usually prefer the autumn colours at the moment, Leezu’s new release inspired me to go for something darker this time. :) Hope you like it anyways! :)

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The dress!

Leezu Baxter released a new dress yesterday and when I saw the picture I just ahd to try it on. It fits perfectly! Often times I am so very sad that Leezu mostly uses crazy patterns on her items instead of releasing them in some simple colorations as well because it usually means that I have no use for them. But this time? The patterns are subtle AND the dress comes in plain colours as well. The plain colours are 150 Lindens, the patterns (couture) are 350 Lindens. I am not sure why there has to be such a difference in regards to the price (texturing remains the same, no?) but I got one of each. The above picture shows the dress in the couture version in black. I really enjoy the patterns this time and I think the cut of this dress makes it easy to combine it with other items. The leather panels on the hips even give it a bit of an armored look. As per usual with Leezu, these textures are really welldone and very detailed. For me it was an instant buy! I am not sure about the mesh itself, but I believe it is original mesh, which only adds to my happiness about this one.

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The pauldrons!

Renn Yifu is a german designer who owns Renn’s Traum. His items are crazy! He makes a ton of meshy avatars, crazy pets and other fantastic stuff. I was always looking at his items because I wanted to blog them badly (they’re just so very wellmade), but they never really suited my taste. However, these dragon-pauldrons instantly caught my eyes. I love skyrim, but I hate that so many stores (such as the Doraleous Armory, Manticore, Von Strauss and other shitty stores) rip the items from games instead of using them as inspiration for their own creations. This is what Renn did, since he is a huge fan of Skyrim and made his own original dragon spaulders. I love these! They are HUGE when you buy them, but you can easily resize them down to what you need. The textures and shape is gorgeous and I think they make a great adidtion for many, many fantasy inspired characters. Love the highlights on the dragon’s horns and forehead. Too, imho, these work fantastically for both guys and girls. :)

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Hair: LeLutka, Lillian, Jessica (Thora Charron, Mesh!!)
Ears: Illusions, Drow Ears (Siyu Suen, Mesh!!)
Eyes: Umeboshi, Mirror Eyes, Unnatural (Keiba Resident, Mesh!!)
Lashes: Snow Rabbit, R6 v. 1.00, attach to nose (Shirousagi Noel , Mesh!!)
Facial Tattoo: Nuuna, Make Ups 14, No. 14 (Nuuna Nitely)
Hands: Slink, elegant (Siddean Munro, Mesh!!)
Horns: Remarkable Oblivion, Baphomet Horns, celestial (Axisthorn Resident, Mesh!! COMING SOON @ Body Modification Expo!!)
Wings: Sensations, Devils wings, female (Earalian Nolan, Mesh!!)
Dress: Leezu, Metropolitan Dress, couture black (Leezu Baxter, Mesh!! NEW!!)
Boots: House of Fox, Silla Boots, black (Fashionboi Landar, Mesh!! NEW!! @ Collabor88!!)
Gloves: Coco Designs, Leather Gloves, black (Cocoro Lemon, Mesh!! NEW!!)
Necklace: Emo-tions, Vari Necklace, silver/Black (Mirja Mills)
Headpiece: GSpot, Ghaaliya’s Gems, black, rare (Jalilah Jewell, Mesh!!)
Ring: O.M.E.N, Ancient Royality Ring, seastone (DamascusVera Resident, Mesh!! NEW!! @ SL Fashion Week !!)
Upper Pauldrons (dragons): Renn’s Traum, Double Dragon Shoulderpads (Renn Yifu, Mesh!! NEW!!)
Armor: The Forge, Daerwen Armor, black/copper (Deccan Arida, Mesh!!)
Armor (leg): The Forge, Cadeyrn Armor, black/brown (Deccan Arida, Mesh!! NEW!! @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Staff: Eldritch, Volcanic Staff (Kieva Andel, @ Marketplace!!)
Poses: Musa, Fantasy Poses (Filomena Quinnell)

Location: Venexia (Dark Action Role-Play), Venexia

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Autumn is Coming! – News from Truth, Kunglers and more!

Heya peeps!

So, while I have been working on the sim and chatting with friends simultaneously I was working on this outfit and something was just amiss. Yesterday evening I found it! the cape by Kungler sis supercute and fits really well imho. :)

The hair!

Truth has released new hair again! This is one of them, a cute updo called Vida. I don’t think I have to praise his textures and meshwork yet again but look at this braid! I love the braid! Most updos are so sleek and tidy, btu this one really is cute and different from many other ones out there from what I have seen so far. The only thing that I would love, and it is something that Diva does, is if the strands by the sides, the loose ones, would have a little flexi to them. It would give the whole style a much softer look. Yes, flexi! I said it. I am not totally against flexi at all if used well. :)

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The cape!

AvaGardner Kungler of Kunglers is participaring in the Avenue Autumn Fashion Event and is offering a really neat outfit for autumn of which this cape is a part. I love the thick leather texture and the button at the neck to close it. I am a sucker for leather textures that are welldone. Onyl thing that irritated me is that the outfit was 600 Lindens and came with no size L for the cape. Not that I need it, which is why I didn’t tell her (yet), but  my folder for sure didn’t have that size. I think this cape (and the whole outfit really) is welldone. You shoudlc heck it out, even though the price is a little steep imho.

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Hair: Truth, Vida, Reds04 (Truth Hawks, Mesh!! NEW!!)
Ears: Illusions, Drow Ears (Siyu Suen, Mesh!!)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard, Tropical Brights, Lemon Sea (Josh Figgis, Mesh!!)
Lashes: Snow Rabbit, R6 v. 1.00, attach to nose (Shirousagi Noel , Mesh!!)
Hands: Slink, elegant (Siddean Munro, Mesh!!)
Cape: Kunglers, Alessandra Cape, chocolate (AvaGardner Kungler, Mesh!! NEW!! @ Avenue!!)
Corset: 5&20, Huntress Corset, grey/brown, rare (Searlait Nitschke, Mesh!! Coming Soon!!)
Sleeves: The Library, Ligeia Dress, green (Dreamfantasia Nightfire, mesh!!)
Pants: Stitched, Dirty Capri Pants, brown (Adele Bumblefoot, Mesh!!)
Boots: Lightstar, Assassin’s Boots, faded black (Krystal Silverweb, Mesh!!)
Belt: LeLutka, Anna Belt, true B (Thora Charron)
Headpiece: Bliensen+MaiTai, Moonchild, gold (Plurabelle Laszlo, mesh!!)
Wreath: Tea S., Floral Headband, blue (Tea Soup, Mesh!!)
Necklace: Handverk, Disk Necklace, wood (Daphner Klossovsky, Mesh!!)
Rings: Manna, Elenween Ring I/III (Manna Yoshikawa)
Bracelets: League, Wanderer Bracelet, disks (Nena Janus)
Pipe: Beetlebones, Bubblepipe (Suetabulous Yootz, Mesh!! @ Designers United!!)
Armor: Barerose, Mountain Warrior Lady (June Dion, Mesh!!)
Bow: LR Weapons, Ishtar Bow (Larion Rhode, Mesh!!)
Poses: label.motion, Gayle Set (Anne Dakun), Marukin (Valencia Southard, @ Designers United!!)

Location: My home. To open soon! :)

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