Be my friend? – News from Ryvolter, Pixicat and mooore. :)

Hey peeps,

it’s that time again: I am blogging and sneezing my nose off. Seriously, new record today: 21 sneezes in a row. I think my nose is gonna fall off for real now. Also, my week was extremely busy, one could say it was really shitty. But hey, no more whining. The next week should be better. :) On the bright side, WE LOVE RP started and the designers came up with a lot of awesome, new releases. :)

Lets have a look at what my avi is wearing!

The top!

You cannot quite imagine (okay, maybe you can?) how much I cheered when I saw Pixicat’s (Areve Resident) release for WE LOVE RP! It is a leather vest that comes with an undershirt (the undershirt has ruffles!!!). The top costs only 150 Lindens and comes with a HUD to change the colour of the blouse-layer. The leather-vest itself comes in various colors, each one combineable with different colours of the blouse. I really enjoy the textures on this item as well as the really unique look of it! The leather looks awesome in my book. Also, I usually get slightly annoyed when designers apparently seem to think that we all set our boobies to 15 or something. This vest can be worn with the slider set at 50 too. :) Not to mention, the buckles at the sides and the laces at the front as well as the ruffles add quite some awesome details to this item. :) Must have in my book!

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The skirt!

This skirt by Ryvolter (Sanya Bilavio) is sooo perfect for roleplay. It has just the right length to show off your boots while still looking modest enough to work for a lot of settings if combined well. The top part is tight enough to fit several belts around it. I don’t think this skirt will work well with most corsets however most of the vests I own seem to layer quite easily with it. :) I love the shape of the mesh, especially the thick wrinkles combined with the very nicely done texture. It look very much how I’d imagine a skirt made of thicker, old leather to look in real life. :D I think we are all aware that Ryvolter isn’t exactly an unexpensive store, however this skirt is well worth its price given the many options it gives you to mix and match with other items. :)

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Hair 1: Entwined, Ivery, light blondes (VivienMarli Resident, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Hair 2: Truth, Feronia (blondes (Truth Hawks)
Ears: The Skinnery, Puki Elongated Ears (Umazuma Metaluna)
Eyes: Adored, Cloud Eyes, Potion B (Constance Daehlie)
Lashes: Snow Rabbit, R6 v. 1.00, attach to nose (Shirousagi Noel)
Eyeliner: Soiree, Last Call Eyeshadow X Liner, bare minimum (Julep Mixemup)
Horns: Glam Affair, Rumple Horns, smoke (Aida Ewing, NEW for Enchantment!!)
Top: Pixicat, Maiden Top, green (Areve Resident. NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Skirt: Ryvolter, Eniko Leather Midi Skirt, Camel (Sanya Bilavio, NEW!!)
Boots: FDD, Jassin Fur Boots, fox (Seller Xenno, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Sleeves: Aisling, Valentine Outfit (Druunah Esharham)
Gloves: Coco Designs, Leather Gloves, brown (Cocoro Lemon)
Belt: The Forge, Arwen’s Belt (Deccan Arida)
Pauldrons: Le Forme, The Loss Pauldrons, bronze (Louise Marsault, NEW @ Sad November!!)
Collar: Emo-tions, Anorg Collar (Mirja Mills, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Headpiece 1: Keystone, Eridanis, Tourmaline (Aymee Monk, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Headpiece 2: Glam Affair, Classy Ornament, paris (Aida Ewing)
Necklace 1: Lost Junction, Berlioz Collar, metals (Tala Laval, NEW for Romp!!)
Necklace 2: The Forge, Promise Necklace (Deccan Arida, NEW @ Enchantment!!)
Cuffs: Random Matter, Pycell Cuffs (Nikohl Hax)
Axe: Remarkable Oblivion, Zombie Axe (AxsisThorn Resident/Nimvade Resident, NEW!!)

Location: Just Another Tequila Sunrise, Isle of Love

 

WE LOVE RP NOVEMBER- OPEN NOW!!!

Hey guys,

WE <3 RP is open again! 72 designers (some late birds…) came up with awesome creations. Check out their items for you! Take your taxi: WE LOVE RP!

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WE LOVE RP – Shopping Guide November

Hey peeps,

 

the first previews have been collected and there’s so much awesome stuff there already. :) The next round starts on November 4th! Don’t forget to check back to see what 72 awesome creators have made for you!

For any further information, check out our website: WE LOVE ROLE-PLAY

 

The sun will be guiding you – News from Tales of Fantasy, Magika and more! :)

Heya peeps!

God, three more weeks and I finally will be on summer vacations. I really need a break. Currently I spend my ‘weekend’ correcting ~ 85 exams, so exciting. Ugh. Oh well, I am not gonna complain, I love my job, but sometimes I regret teaching three languages.

I had this outfit stores for some days now, already posted the first pictures on Flickr on Thursday but didn’t manage to blog it yet, but here we go now! :) Lets have a look!

The hair!

The hair on the picture below (and on the last one) is a new style by Sabina Gully for Magika. I pretty much instantly fell in love with it. I bought the secondary package with the unnatural tones in it and the price for 250L is insanely generous. I mean, in-sane-ly generous, because you get 30 tones with each package. The hairs are HUD driven. I do wish Sabina would offer various sizes for her hairs for all styles and not just for longer ones, but so far, I have always been lucky and they fit my avatar perfectly. I LOVE her textures and the incredible soft look of her styles. Imho, Magika has some of the mostd etailed styles around, with small, smooth strands and very pretty highlights, too. I sometimes heard people complaining that they supposedly lag with the hair, but I have never personally made that experience. Definitely a must have! :)

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The..uhhh…top!

The top is actually a so called chain tunic and is a new item by The Forge (Deccan Arida). I was mighty amused when I unpacked it after he sent it out and I anticipated to see a chainmail tunic…and then it was this! I still like it a LOT though even though I think Deccan totally needs to size down his boobs on his female model! The chain tunic comes in rigged mesh and in sizes for normal boobs and implants (and those seem to be GIANT ones!). I decided to display the tunic with my comparably small 8yet still big) Lolas and I must say, I really like this item. The texture is pretty and if worn without the implants, this can be easily combined with other meshparts and tops to add some nice detail to new outfits or can be worn as a necklace. A really neat idea! The item is currently available at Tales of Fantasy as part of a gacha.

The pauldrons and the eyemask!

Both the eyemask and the pauldrons are part of a gacha at Tales of Fantasy by FDD, a store by Seller Xenno. The store has been around since a while now but it seems they relatively recently ventured into making their own mesh, too. I am definitely a fan of their goldtones and overall textures and I personally think that these pieces, especially though the eyemask, are really worth a couple of tries at the gacha machine. They are common items, which means you can get them fairly easily. Very creative and pretty items! :)

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Hair 1: Magika, Written, pack 2 (Sabina Gully, NEW!!)
Hair 2: .Olive., The Niki II Hair, sleepy reds (Naminaeko Resident)
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)
Tattoo: Nuuna, Yua, violet (Nuuna Nitely)
Feet: Just Design, My Feet, flat (Davidefre Resident)
Chain Tunic: The Forge, Chain Tunic (Lolas), gold (Deccan Arida, NEW @ Tales of Fantasy!!)
Skirt: Peqe, Greek, Zeus ultrarare (Inex Hax, NEW @ Tales of Fantasy!!)
Halo: Random Matter, Deucalion Halo, copper (Nikohl Hax, @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Mask 1 (Pic 1): Ane, Unsullied Mask, gold (Anemysk Karu, @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Mask 2 (Pic 2): FDD, Rhaina, Eye Mask, golden (Seller Xenno, NEW @ Tales of Fantasy!!)
Pauldrons 1 (Pic 1): Chary, Ares Guareds, batterest rust (Amberlee Martian)
Pauldrons 2 (Pic 2): FDD, Rhaina, Shoulders, golden (Seller Xenno, NEW @ Tales of Fantasy!!)
Bracelets: The Forge, Aphrodite’s Bracers, silver (Deccan Arida, NEW @ Tales of Fantasy!!)
Rings: Yummy, Butterfly Daisys, Garden Cocktail, aqua (Polyester Partridge, @ The Arcade!!)
Belt: SDD, Nia Moon Belt, golden (Sax Shepherd, Gacha!!)
Staff: Aisling, Jahanem Staff, gold (Damina Kleiner/Druunah Esharham, @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Poses: Kirin Poses, Cute Summer Poses/Coco Set (Carolina Sautereau)
Location: Alirium (Store Location), Alirium

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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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WE LOVE ROLE-PLAY in JUNE – SHOPPING GUIDE

Hi guys,

we are proud to present our first previews for our shopping guide for the upcoming round of WE LOVE RP! The parcel is currently closed for set up but here you can get a sneak peek of all the awesomeness. Keep in mind a good 2/3 are still missing and will be constantly updated. :)

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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