You never said a word! – News from Spellbound, Coquet and more. :D

Hi peeps!

So happy that it’s weekend, finally found some time for blogging again. I really, really like this outfit, one of my favourite ones for everyday characters in a while now. :) Lets see what I’m wearing in SecondLife. :D

The hair!

Spellbound by Kohana Xue is a store that made it quickly into pretty much every important event out there, and rightfully so! Her styles are unique, her texturework is really pretty and I enjoy her smooth meshes. :D This style is called Bubsy and available at her mainstore. Usually, I really, really dislike straight bangs on almost every hairstyle around, but sometimes, designers convince me that they can pull them off: Truth did it recently and now Kohana does the same! I do like these, especially the longer strands that go down to your cheeks on each side of the face. Plus, look at the ears! This is a perfect style to show off your mesh-ears, especially elven ones. ;D Bubsy comes with a separate scarf and in three sizes plus a version for flatchested girls. Each colour pack contains nine tones that come in two variations: with and without roots. For 250 Lindens that is quite the deal. :D I also like that the red package contains both gingers and actual reds! :D

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The skirt!

This skirt by Coquet (Tabitha Marquez) is being sold at the current round of The Liaison Collaborative and is technically a mainstream item. It comes in various denim colours, though I think the black one totally works and can pass as simple linen. :P The price is 199 Lindens and the skirt comes in the usual five sizes. I really think the cut of this skirt is made by a genius, because it does give this piece a bit of a makeshift/selfmade look. I like it! It’s not too short either if combined well with other items. :D I only wish it came in different, non-denim textures too! Another good thing is, that despite the inseparable belt, the top of the skirt is slim enough to combine it with a lot of different tops. :)

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Hair 1: Spellbound, Bubsy, reds (Koahan Xue, NEW!!)
Hair 2: Truth, Nissa, reds (Truth Hawks, 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)
Vest 1: Peqe, Faux Fur Vest, brown (Inex Hax)
Vest 2 (long): On A Lark, Blayze Vest, berry (Discovering Destiny)
Vest 3 (short): Enfant Terrible, Witches Do It better, fake fur (LeEnfantterrible Resident, NEW @ The Fantasy Collective!!)
Corset /w blouse: Aisling, Valentine Dress (Druunah Esharham)
Skirt: Coquet, Route66 Irregular skirt, black (Tabitha Marquez, NEW @ The Liaison Collaborative!!)
Boots: Just Design, Ara Boots (Davidefre Resident)
Belt: Exalted, Shieldmaiden Outfit (Viland Resident/Kahlidesigns Resident)
Shoulderfur: Glyph, Varg Vest, brown (Cry Hawker, Adira Springflower, @ Tales of Fantasy)
Pauldrons: Enigma, Valkyrie, rust (Damon Pinelli, @ Tales of Fantasy)
Bracers: The Forge, Norse bracers (Deccan Arida)
Pouch left: Ravensoul, Ronja Outfit (Cry Hawker)
Pouch right: Velvet Whip, Tracker Oufit (Reeva Hax)
Wreath: On A Lark, Melody Crown (Discovering Destiny)
Necklace 1: Emo-tions, Cecile (MIrja Mills, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Necklace 2: Storybook, Mithrilnd Necklace, gold (Vix Nirvana)
Necklace 3: Enfant Terrible, Witches Do It better, fake fur (LeEnfantterrible Resident, NEW @ The Fantasy Collective!!)
Knife: Velvet Whip, Dauntless Outfit (Reeva Hax)
Bow: LR Weapons, Sa’ng Fori Bow (Allia Lane/Larion Rhode, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Poses: Label.Motion, Wiza Poses (Anne Dakun)

Location: Grimhaven (Medieval Fantasy RP), Redemption Island

Dare to love me? – News from WE LOVE RP, Exile and Roawenwood! :D

Hi guys!

It was a busy week again. Returned from Crete, got WE LOVE RP started and then my mum spontaneously invited the family into a hotel in the middle of nowhere. Tired now. :D But, lets have a look at what I put together! This time, I was trying to get for a wilder, more barbaric look. :)

The top!

This top is so rad! It’s an item sold at WE LOVE RP by Searlait Nitschke for Roawenwood and it’s SO cool for all kinds of barbaric or maybe even roman inspired characters (Gladiators??!!). It’s a template but I am a huge fan of the texture on this piece (it comes in three different variations, I am wearing the most worn looking one) and the price of only ~ 100 Lindens is insanely good too. :) I can imagine this being layered and combined with a LOT of different kind of outfits. Totally a must have for any badass girl in my book. :)

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The hair!

The hair on the picture below is available at Uber, a new event founded by Kaelyn Alecto and Truth Hawks (and there is a LOT of awesome stuff there!) and is an item provided by Kavar Cleanslate for his brand Exile. It is so damned prettyyyyy. Wipsy strands and a very loosely braided tail and a look that implies just a little bit of wind blowing at your face. Super nice. I am also a fan of Kavar’s reds, because he offers quite a few of tones (10 to be precise) in the whole package. I am wearing the rubine tone in this pic. Definitely a style that is worth a try. :)

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Hair 1: Tableau Vivant, Nyoki Hair, fall package (M4ri1yn Magic, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Hair 2: Exile, Rising Tides, dark red (Kavar Cleanslate, NEW @ Uber!!)
Ears: The Skinnery, Puki Elongated Ears (Umazuma Metaluna)
Horns: DRD, Horns and Chains, dark (Jaimy Hancroft)
Eyes: Buzzeri, Crystal Eyes, ocean (Eleri Catlyn)
Lashes: Snow Rabbit, R6 v. 1.00, attach to nose (Shirousagi Noel)
Eyeliner: Soiree, Last Call Eyeshadow X Liner, bare minimum (Julep Mixemup
Bodytattoo: Chary, Native Paint V1, teal/black (Amberlee Martian)
Spots Tattoo: Grendel’s Children, Spots Tattoo, tinted (Flea Bussy)
Top: Roawenwood, Achillia, Leather Banded Top, battle worn (Searlait Nitschke, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Skirt: Eudora 3D, Carnivale Set, brown A (Eudora3D Resident, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Boots: Reign, Moccasin Boots, caramel (Kenadee Cole Resident, NEW @ FaMeshed!!)
Scarf: Eudora 3D, Carnivale Set, brown A (Eudora3D Resident, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Harness (Upper arms/upper leg): Pure Poison, Manna Armor, brown (Shaleene Keenin, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Neckarmor (pic 2) Alchemy, Lok Armor, burned (Nina Helix/Tyr Rozenblum, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Bracers: Noodles, Kara Leather Bracer, grey/Gold (Natalee Oodles, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Circlet: Storybook, Aoife Set Circlet (Vix Nirvana, SOON @ Tales of Fantasy!!)
Necklace (pic 1): Storybook, Aoife Set Necklace (Vix Nirvana, SOON @ Tales of Fantasy!!)
Dagger on Thigh: The Forge, Leg Dagger, brown/female, common (Deccan Arida, Gacha!!)
Sword: LR Weapons, Legion Gladius (Allia Lane/Larion Rhode, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Shield: Pixicat, Shield, wood (Areve Resident)
Poses: Rack Poses, Battle Scars/We Run The World (Kirsty Oherlihy, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)

Location: Private Skybox.

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

Hi guys!

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

The hairs!

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

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

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The peni…err…staff!

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

The belt!

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

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Hair 1: Truth, Blythe, reds (Truth Hawks, NEW!!)
Hair2: Tableau Vivant, Panther, fall pack (M4ri1yn Magic, NEW @ C88!!)
Hair 3: Truth, Dasha, reds (Truth Hawks, NEW!!)
Ears: The Skinnery, Puki Elongated Ears (Umazuma Metaluna)
Eyes: Dead Apples, Twinkle Eyes, ice (Soleil Reid)
Lashes: Snow Rabbit, R6 v. 1.00, attach to nose (Shirousagi Noel)
Eyeliner: Soiree, Last Call Eyeshadow X Liner, bare minimum (Julep Mixemup)
Eyeliner 2: Kooqla, Z-Eyeliner, 02 (Rocketta Haven)
Top 1: Haste, Fringe Tube Top, maroon (Auston Harbour, NEW @ Rhapsody!!)
Top 2: The Library, Tarna, brown (Dreamfantasia Nightfire, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Underlayer 2: Gizza, Gypsy Set Bra (Giz Seorn)
Corset: Aisling, Elsa Corsets, light brown (Druunah Esharham)
Pants: Pink Outfitters, Velvet Brewer Leggings, brown (London Daily)
Boots: Ronsem, Kneehigh Boots (Eow Reverie)
Belt: DRD, Female Utility Belt, brown leather (Jaimy Hancroft, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Legharness: Velvet Whip, Tracker Belt (Reeva Hax, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Pauldrons: Bites & Claw, Chained Pauldrons (Graea Resident, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Bracers: Ravensoul, Moonstone Bracers, copper (Cry Hawker, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Upper Arms: Tia, Mjolnir, gold, common (Tia Biscuit, NEW Gacha!!)
Upper Arm (Pocket): Velvet Whip, Arm Pocket (Reeva Hax, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Necklace 1: Zenith, Ping Suo Necklace, red/gold (Miffyhoi Rosca, NEW @ FaMeshed!!)
Collar: Senzafine, Ibelin Gorget Collar, copper/gold (Synjari Myriam, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Necklace 2: Imeka, Vintage Flower Necklace, old gold (NatiWilliams Resident, NEW @ The Chapter Four!!)
Headpiece 1: Folly, Nouveau Fantasy Headdress Flowers (Cane Sutter, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Headpiece 2: Keystone, Eldir Horns/Headpiece, barkish (Aymee Monk, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Headpiece 3: Keystone, Vynna, gold/onyx (Aymee Monk, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Earrings: Empyrean Forge, Tesoro del Sol, gold (EmpyreanForge Resident)
Rings: Yummy, Garden Cocktail Rings, commons (Polyester Partridge, Gacha!)
Ring (Pic 2): Empyrean Forge, Tesoro del Sol Luz, gold (EmpyreanForge Resident)
Staff 1: LR Weapons, Phoenix Combo (Allia Lane/Larion Rhode, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Staff 2: Eldritch, Soilsigh Staff (Kiera Ashdene, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Bow: LR Weapons, Hazel Bow (Larion Rhode/Allia Lane)
Dagger: Velvet Whip, Leg Knife (Reeva Hax)
Poses: Imeka (NatiWilliams Resident) and label.motion (Anne Dakun)

Location: Alirium (Store, Groundlevel), Alirium

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Will you still be there for me? – So much awesome stuff! :)

Heya peeps!

I hope you all spent a lovely weekend! Mine for sure was good and very relaxed. :) WE finally booked all our flights etc., so this summer we are gonna go to Crete, hiking and beack combined. Looking forward to this! Fon’t forget that soon enough The Secret Affair will be starting again and stay tuned for infos about the new MYSTIC REALMS FAIRE being posted VERY soon! So keep your eyes open, this is gonna be a big event for sure. :)

Buuut, lets have a look at what Arica is wearing this time! :) Also, on a sidenote, the credits for this posts made me angry. :P

The cuffs!

The cuffs I am wearing are a current release by On A Lark for Tales of Fantasy and a common item of their gacha there. I really, really think On A Lark is a store we all need to keep a close eye on because Discovering Destiny, the owner, has been constantly improving. I really like her eye for details on her jewelry and these bracers certainly are super pretty. They come in various colours of which all are really pretty, though I personally still like gold and bronze best. Her goldtones are really nice, too. The cuffs come with a colourchanging HUD for the little pearls (you can see in the pics I use white and teal). The Bliss Cuffs are part of a three pieces set (collar, anklecuffs, cuffs), but you don’t really need all parts imho, because each part on itself looks good already. So for only 50L you have a good chance to grab this very pretty common item. :)

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The dress!

The dress I am wearing is an item you can find at Gocha Merlin’s store Go! and is pretty awesome. Gocha has a penchant for really colourful, unique outfits. I really do like the gathered skirt on this dress and how it folds. I think it is neatly done. This item is honestly a bit on the steampunkish side of things and I am not a HUGE fan of the skull picture, but that’s a minor thing. I only wish the corset came separately, so I could mix and match a little more. I also noticed that with larger boobies you may have some poke-through-issues. Still, this dress is really neat and I think if you combine it right it works. :D Also, one of the versions she sells is currently 50% OFF! :D

The gauntlet!

The gauntlet in the picture below is an item by Remarkable Oblivion and it roooocks! The two designers behind RO (Nimvade ‘Blair’ Resident and Axsisthorn ‘Sebastian’ Resident) seriously know their work. :) The gauntlet comes in  three texture options and even includes an animation overrider for various hand positions. You can even force both hands into separare positions.. I am using the relaxed one on the picture. Their textures are plainly awesome, there is NOTHING to complain about it. I was a bit baffled just how HUGE the default version is, but resizing it was no problem at all. I think this makes some damned badass item for soooo many kinds of characters that wear plate or have had their hand replaced for some reason. I LOVE it! :)

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Hair 1: Tableau Vivant, Summers, Falls Package (M4ri1yn Magic, NEW @ Summerfest!)
Hair 2: Spellbound, Amber, reds (Kohana Xue, NEW @ Summerfest!!)
Hair 3: Magika, Daffodil, Color Package 2 (Sabina Gully, NEW!!)
Ears: The Skinnery, Puki Elongated Ears (Umazuma Metaluna)
Eyes: Dead Apples, Solar Eyes I, Sea (Soleil Reid, @ TMD!!)
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)
Dress: Go!, Steam Girl (Gocha Merlin)
Cloak: FatePlay, Dany Cloak, quartz (Damien Fate)
Boots: Just Design, Ara Boots (Davidefre Resident)
Belt/Pauldron: Luas, Amazonia Armor, rare (Ainara Luas, @ Tales of Fantasy)
Belt (hip): The Annex, Valkyrie’s Belt (TheAnnex Resident, SOON @ 30L Viking Gacha!!)
Harness: PFC, Cimmerian Chest Harness (Pucca Firecaster)
Neckcorset: Soedara, Here comes wicked, earth (Marbella Pronovost)
Glove: Remarkable Oblivion, Azrael Glove (Axsisthorn Resident/Nimvade Resident)
Flowers (Pic 1): N/A
Flowers (Pic 2): Enfant Terrible, Forest Flowers, red/purple (EnfantTerrible Resident, Gacha!!)
Headpiece 1: Keystone, Corta, gold/ruby (Aymee Monk, old 25L Tuesday item)
Headpiece 2: Keystone, Kynne, gold/green (Aymee Monk, SOON @ OMGacha!!)
Earrings: Fetch, Linc Earring, bones (DistortedDreams Resident, NEW @ The Fantasy Collective!!)
Cuffs: ON A Lark, Bliss Cuffs, gold (Discovering Destiny, Gacha @ Tales of Fantasy!!)
Chain (upper arm): Noodles, Clara Arm Chain, bronze (Natalee Oodles, NEW @ Summerfest!!)
Necklace 1: Empyrean Forge, Nidhogg Necklace (EmpyreanForge Resident)
Necklace 2. Kosh, Olen Necklace (Lynaja Bade)
Ring: Zenith Fashions, Butterfly Ring, light gold (Miffyhoi Rosca)
Bow: LR Weapons, hazel Bow (Larion Rhode/Allia Lane)
Poses: Kirin Poses, Mimi/Haru Pose Packs (Caronlina Sauterau)
Fairy: !Ohmai, Bumble Bee Fairy, companion (Anya Ohmai, NEW @ The Arcade!!)
Fairy’s Hat: Remarkable Oblivion, Sugar Rush, Sour Grapes (Axsisthorn Resident/Nimvade Resident, @ The Arcade!!)

Location: Neverending, Pigeon Island

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One is the loneliest number – News from Collabor88, Tales of Fantasy, Tableau Vivant and more!

Hiya peeps!

Collabor88 opened its doors and there is quiiiite a few neat items to be had. Tales of Fantasy is open now as well and there is a LOT of cute stuff to be had. :) This blog will show you some cute hairs as well as two other items from there. :)
Lets have a look!

The headpiece!

Aymee Monk of Keystone really, really has come a long way by now. This head accessory is called Corva and is a new release for WE LOVE RP and currently available at 25% discount. :) The package costs only 180 Lindens and contains EIGHT different texture versions of which I like the golden and copper ones best. Aymee really has a knack for pretty tiaras, crowns and the likes. Also, I do like her metal textures a lot, the constant improvement of her skills is very visible.  This so far is one of my favourite items by her because it offers so much variety and really has a pretty, unique shape. There is certainly a ton of these things out there by now but one can still spot a Keystone rigth away. I only hope she will soon make more items that maybe have some gemstones or pearls implemented, too. :)

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The hair!

The hair on the picture above is a new release by Tableau Vivant (M4ri1yn Magic) for Collabor88. It’s a very unique style. There are a lot of pigtails for sure, but most are either braids or poofy ones. I cannot recall any up to date mesh hairs that have a similar style but I may be mistaken. It comes in three sizes: Normal, a version for boobs and a version for larger heads. As per usual, the meshwork is really smooth and the style is super cute. However, do wish the normal version (which I am wearing) would fit better for smaller boobs. I think to fill out the curve of this hair I’d have to increase my boobies by 30% at least. It looks a bit as if it floats this way, but honestly, I still like it,e specially because it is so unique. :)

The skirt!

The skirt my avi is wearing in these pictures is a new item provided by Tee*fy by Azure Electricteeth for Collabor88! I LOVE it, because I have been searching my bum off for anything that resembles a high-low-skirt.  I love to see legs, yet I cannot see anyone wearing a miniskirt in medieval times, and fighting in a long skirt just seems..uncomfortable at best. These kinds of skirts let your legs move freely without looking too modern! The skirt has just the right length and the the right height on the hips. However, I do wish that the edge on the hips would be a little smoother/tighter. For some reason, even a size XS (and Mari usually wears M/S) still doesn’t cling very neatly to the body, but that can be hidden easily with a belt! Compliments for the alphalayer, too! It is one of the few skirt sof this kind that have a good alphalayer. Most alphas blow but in this case, it seemed to fit perfectly well. Also a fan of the textures and colours this skirt comes in! :) Definitely a must have for my wardrobe.

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Hair 1: Tableau Vivant, Meersand Hair, reds (M4ri1yn Magic, NEW @ Collabor88!!)
Hair 2: Magika, Written, Special colours Pack ( Sabina Gully, NEW!)
Hair 3: Truth, Oeana, reds (Truth Hawks, NEW @ Collabor88!!)
Ears: The Skinnery, Puki Elongated Ears (Umazuma Metaluna)
Eyes: Buzzeri, Ardent Eyes, angel (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)
Bralet: Milk Motion, Crossover Bralet, beige (Marie Lauridsen, NEW @ Collabor88!!)
Vest/w cincher: Velvet Whip, Keeper V2, garnet (Reeva Hax, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Skirt: Tee*fy, Layla Wrapped Skirt, black ( Azure Electricteeth, NEW @ Collabor88!!)
Boots: Exalted, Shieldmaiden (Viland Resident/Kahlidesigns Resident, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Belt 1: Ingenue, Bertille Belt, moss (Betty Doyle)
Belt 2: DRD, Game of Thrones Belt (Jaimy Hancroft, Gacha!!)
Ring: Yummy, Butterfly Daisies, aqua (Polyester Partridge, NEW @ The Arcade!!)
Bracers/Bracelets: Aisling, Eunice, gold (Damian Kleiner/Druunah Esharham, NEW @ Tales of Fantasy!!)
Necklace: Zyn, Sould Talisman, blood (Zyndyrr Resident, NEW @ Tales of Fantasy!!)
Headpiece 1: Keystone, Corva, gold (Aymee Monk, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Headpiece 2: Arcadia/MV, Morrigan’s Circlet, gold (Lokii Violet, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Bow: LR Weapons, Horse Bow (Allia Lane/Larion Rhode)
Fairy: !Ohmai, Bumble Bee Fairy, companion (Anya Ohmai, NEW @ The Arcade!!)
Poses: Label.Motion, Ari Poses (Anne Dakun, NEW @ TDR Fusion!!)

Location: Realm of Mystara (Role-Play!), Krillian

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When I met you in the summer – News from Tableau Vivant, Mina and some thoughts on blogging!

Hi peeps,

 

the Arcade is starting soon and god, there are gonna be sooooo many cute items again. :) June is also a month of another round of The Fantasy Collective, a new event called Tales of Fantasy, The Secret Affair and of course WE LOVE RP. We got quite a few new designers in this round and I am reaaaaally looking forward to it. :) However, this post is NOT goign to contain JUST fashion. But lets see. :)

The hairs!

The first hair is soon available at June’s round of The Arcade. :) It is offered by Tableau Vivant (M4ri1lyn Magic) and is called Longfall. And that name is fitting: It is suuuuper long and wavy. :) Perfect mermaid hair imho and perfect for all kinds of fantasy characters in general. It’s soft and nicely shaded. I did notice that it bares a LOT of the forehead, so if you got a high one, it might look a bit too bald on you. Still, Tableau Vivant has really, really provided a very unique style here. I have seldomly seen hair this long done so well. Of course, a boobie version is included. :) And,, the best part is? Each colour comes with an invidiually designed, super pretty hairpiece. I hopefully willl get around to showcase that one soon, too! :)

The second hair (second pic) I am wearing is Astrid by Mina Nakamura for her store Mina, available at the most recent round of The Attic. And…it is soooo cool. It is a 50s inspired style (I think…ahem) and comes both with and without materials and includes a boobie version. I am showing the non-materials version because for some reason my lightning was being especially screwy today and looked weird on the materials. I think I need to update FS again. I LOVE this style. It is surely not an every day style but it is elegant and unusual. There have been quite a few of these styles lately but this is one of my personal favs, tit is just extra-big. :D Love the fact that it is asymmetrical too! But, I would ahve loved a hairbase for this one. :)

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Thoughts on Blogging!

I quite often get asked this. “I want to start blogging, but I don’t know. What should I do?” Or: “How can I improve my blog?”

I wrote up a little list of things that I, both as a blogger and as an eventmanager always consider to be pillars of good blogging. Now before you scream “How dare she? Who does she think she is?!” This is a personal list that -I- consider important and isn’t necessarily a universal perspective on blogging.

1. NEVER beg or demand review copies! It reflects VERY badly upon you and your blog. Be patient, blog continuously and once your blog is old enough (~ 6 months), apply whenever a store/event accepts bloggers. If people like you, they will approach/invite you. Applying for events/stores which you never blogged before is a bad idea.

2. Find your niche! Be unqiue, offer something the 10000 other bloggers don’t already. Don’t just open the 50th blog of the same kind. Research what is missing and try to fill in that blank. This is super, super important. No event has any use for 100000 bloggers with the exact same kind of style.

3. Have a good layout and good pictures! A good, easy to navigate website is important. If everything is cluttered and all over the place, it is very distracting and annoying. Large, crisp pictures are a must in my book. Don’t pick a theme that downsizes your pics to tiny thumbnails.

4. Only blog what you like! I don’t see the point of blogging what you DON’T like. If you like an item, but spot a major mistake with it that needs fixing, tell the designer before you blog it so they have a chance to fix it. If it’s a thing like…a missing hairbase or maybe you think the textures could be smoother? I think that’s fair game to say. Bashing items is shitty.

5. Never blog only for freebies! This is a thing that I personally find very important. I think you can SEE when people just blog whatever is tossed their way. Few people can conceal their lack of passion for a certain outfit. Blogging to get free shit will usually result not so awesome outfits.

6. Be honest! If you review, don’t fawn all over an item when it has visible downsides. People will value you for honesty, not for endless asskissing. Any designer with guts will also value your opinion, IF you a) word it politely and b) can back it up.

7. Get connected! Link to other blogs you like, link to Flickr (important!), Facebook, Plurk, Google Plus, whatever floats your boat. Use the social medias to get your blog out there. :) Get on the feeds!!!

8. Always improve! Chances are, there are 200 bloggers out there who are much better than you. Watch tutorials, try to get the gists of basic photoshop editing. You can add a lot of flair to a pic by just doing little things. A few neat tutorials can be found on Stawberry Singh’s blog. It took myself a long time until I finally dared to try it out, but…it works! :) Learn how to tweak WL settings in SL to fit your image. If you look at my pics from a year ago and now? I learned a lot I think and there is STILL room for so much improvement.

9. Do not over-accessorize! It’s something that I did in the past for sure. If your outfit looks as if you right-clicked on the latest gacha-event folder and then clicked ‘wear’? Not good. Designers want their items to be represented and if you wear 100 of them?…little of each one will be seen. Find a balance. Even I have a hard time with this one sometimes. :D

10. EFFORT! Your blog should show that you put effort into it. Pictures, layout…everything sums up to effort and how much time you are willing to spend to advertise products. If little effort is shown and every post looks as if it was done in 15 Minutes? Why should anyone invite you to blog for them? If you couldn’t even be bothered to find a pose that doesn’t make your layered meshclothes glitch all over the place…why would I bother buying it?

11. Credit your items!! I personally don’t do Slurls unless it is an event because too many stores move around all the time. But they are a nice addition for sure. Credits should contain the NAME of the designer, the name of the store, the item’s name and version/colour. If it is an event, link to it! Some people credit the price as well which is really nice.

12. Be picky! Your blog – your reputation. Which stores do you WANT to represent? Don’t accept EVERY offer and EVERY invite. Be picky and think carefully: Do the items fit your style? Do you truly like the items? If you doubt, don’t do it.

13. Not too much porn! This is a personal one. If your blog is full of pixelporn, mewmew and semen dripping from your giant pixelboobs, chances are you’ll get kicked from every feed and Flickr will not show your pictures instantly (maturity filter) which means a lot less exposure for the designers you blog for. The least thing you can do is push the porn pics into a different category, so they won’t land in the feeds and get you kicked.

I am sure there is more, but these are MY personal basics that I tell people usually. I hope it helped and don’t mind my rough wording. I am passionate about a couple of things in here. <3

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Hair 1: Tableau Vivant, Longfall, reds (M4ri1yn Magic, SOON @ The Arcade!!)
Hair 2: Mina, Astrid, reds (Mina Nakamura, NEW @ The Attic!!)
Ears: The Skinnery, Puki Elongated Ears (Umazuma Metaluna)
Feet: Just Designs, My Feet, flat (Davidefre Resident)
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)
Top: Silk Worms, Venus Shirt (and Harness), burnt (Trippy Fall, NEW @ The Countdown Room!!)
Skirt: Indie Rose, Drop Back Skirt, black (Angelina Eizenberg)
Pants: Sur+, Amalfi Pants, mud (Sienia Trevellion)
Sandals: Just Design, Gladia Sandals, earth (Davidefre Resident, for JD My Feet!!)
Belt: Pucca Firecaster, Belt Packs, brown (Pucca Firecaster, Gacha!!)
Armor (red): Innocuous, Shell Outer Armor, garnet (Circuitous Resident)
Bracers: Meshed Up, Armlet, brown (Torridx Resident, Gacha!!)
Wreath: Zenith, Grape Leafs Corolla (Miffyhoi Rosca, @ FaMeshed!!)
Hairflowers: Distorted Dreams, Kyna, peach (Distorteddreams Resident/Epic Maidstone, SOON @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Necklace: Half Deer, Wooden Savannah Necklace, gazelle (Halogen Magic)
Pouch: The Forge, Leg Pouch, brown (Deccan Arida, Gacha!!)
Bow: LR Weapons, Hazel Bow (Allia Lane/Larion Rhode)
Polearm: Distorted Dreams, Del Trident, rare (DistortedDreams Resident/Epic Maidstone, SOON @ Tales of Fantasy!!)
Poses: Imeka (last pic), Lucy Set, (NatiWilliams Resident), Label.Motion (Anne Dakun)

Location: Home of the Unknown (GE Gorean RP), Sylvanas

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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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