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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I hear you calling me back home. – New Releases! :)

Heya peeps!

Today I went to the sim of the Avaricious GE gorean group and took my pictures there. I almost went mad because once I was done, I suddenly realize my brad had not rezzed and had to redo it all. UGH. And when I did that, Ghosts came in to raid and the sim got extremely laggy, nothing rezzed anymore + a ton of running grey blobs shooting wildly. Not pretty/picture ready. So I waited and came back later again and now it worked. :) Phew, I thought I’d have to wait foreeeever.

The Hair!

Truh finally (!!!) released his Fameshed hair. I honestly had not even counted on it anymore, but was wondering why there were five releases and only four at his store. Well, newb me had to look up his Flickr to find out, cough cough. ;) It is one of the few instant buys there for me, because it was cheaper than at his mainstore. This hair is just as awesome as the other two I already blogged, a soft braid and well, I truly am in love with his new colours/textures. It looks really soft and I especially love, just like with the Genesis hair, the braid across the forehead. I do wish though that Truth would release hair that fits to larger boobies as well.

The Bow!

Larion Rhode of LR Weapons sent me this bow. It is a new meshrelease and I have noticed that lately, Larion and Allia seem to go for artsy looking creations: Strong curves and generally an artful looking design, less plain that any realistic bow would really demand. I think bows such as this one (and the previous release, Black Swan, that I blogged on various pictures, really are awesome for chicks and fantasy role-players in particular. I love bows that look pretty and still ‘make sense’ in some way. The only things I would hope for for the future are these two:

I hope the textures at some point will be brighter. There is a lot of detail to these bows that basically get lost unless you look really close, which imho, is part due to the very dark textures. I would LOVE to see some brighter one with details such as carvings in the woods, maybe symbols.

Also, but that is something that ALL weapon creators seem to miss, I would probably kiss any creators feet that would make a bow which’s quiver has more than 5 arrows in it and has a belt that keeps both, bow and quiver, somehow realistically attached to my back. I always try to wear soem sort of slingbelt to make it look more realistic, I think it could be done, no? The floating bow is a bit odd, imho.

I will not get into the techy details here, that is PewPew’s forte, not mine. :P

The bracers!

Then there is another new release by The Forge. Deccan apparently is working day and night now, unless he is busy having …nevermind. Ahem. These bracers are insanely detailed imho, easy to resize and fit your arm and…they go with the armorpart of the Daerwen Outfit! So you can mix and match to your liking and create new looks with these. I am only displaying the oen for the lower arms, but there are also those for the upper arms plus your lower legs included. :)

So here is my today’s outfit:

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Hair: Truth (Truth Hawks, Mesh!! NEW!! @ FaMeshed!!)
Ears: Illusions (Siyu Suen, Mesh!!)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard (JoshFiggis, Mesh!!)
Hands: Slink (Siddean Munro, Mesh!! + Appliers)
Tattoo: GSpot (Jalilah Jewel, part of Extremely Coy Outfit)
Top: Poet’s Heart (Irina Strazytski, Mesh!!)Pants: Maitreya (Onyx LeShelle, Mesh!!)
Boots: Maitreya (Onyx LeShelle, Mesh!!)
Gloves: Soedara (Marbella Pronovost, Mesh!! part of Here Comes Wicked Outfit)
Neckcorset: Soedara (Marbella Pronovost, Mesh!! part of Here Comes Wicked Outfit)
Chestbelt: The Forge (Deccan Arida, Mesh!!)
Belt: LeLutka (Thora Charron)
Pouch: Velvet Whip (Reeva Hax, part of Leaf – Moss Essence Outfit)
Armor: The Forge (Deccan Arida, Mesh!!)
Bracers: The Forge (Deccan Arida, Mesh!! NEW!!)
Collar: Handverk (Daphne Klossovsky, Mesh!!)
Necklace: Mishmash (Lena MacBain)
Ring (left): Handverk (Daphne Klossovsky, Mesh!! Gacha!!)
Ring (right): Manna (Manna Yoshikwaw)
Bellychain: Mishmash (Lena MacBain)
Bow: LR Weapons (Larion Rhode, Mesh!! NEW!!)
Blowdart: EZ Weaponry (Deccan Arida, Mesh!!)
Poses: Marukin (Valencia Southard, @ Collabor88), Kirin Poses (Carolina Sauterau, @ Collabor88)

Location: Avaricious Covenant (GE Gorean Role-Play), Avari Cove

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Hair Fair 2013 – First Impression and a lot of awesome hairs. :) And releases from Truth! :P

Hello peeps! :)

Hair Fairt 2013 started this night and the gods were kind with me and sent an angel impersonated by Voshie Paine, who told me at 3 am (or so) my time that I now had pre-access to the Hair Fair as a blogger despite having forgotten (omg!) to apply as one. Well you can guess what happened. ;D I rushed over and inspected the four sims, enjoying my lag-free journey. Here is your TAXI! :)

My first impression

My eyes were bleeding just a litte, because the whole fair is a giant Legoland. :D Honestly, at first I thought ‘WTF’, but while flying around, I started to like it. It is actually quite adorable, since each vendor is located in one giant legopiece. Kind of a cute idea. :)

My overall impression with the Hair Fair 2013 is pretty good, even though I wish a FEW relatively crappy (sorry) vendors were instead replaced with quality ones. I am not sure how the Hair Fair handles their vendors, is it first come first serve? Or do they actually choose them? I sort of missed Truth, Magika, DeLa and one or two other stores, but I was told by Gogo and others that some have their own, personal reasons for not participating, thus I suppose I cannot blame the eventmanagers. :)

This round, I made it a point to have peek at stores I never paid much attention before. I was still sort of startled to see textures that remind me of 2009 at best at times, though overall, I think the quality provided was neat. A lot of new faces around, too, which made me happy and forced me to stay up until 5.30 am. ;DAlso, GUYS! Lots of hair for you there, too! :)

What irked me…

What irked me a little is the amount of stores participating in the event who usually have nothing to do with hair at all, or haven’t released anything in aaaaaages. There are quite a few notably ones. It does seem a little forced and a bit like a quick money grab to me when a store who doesn’t really even offer hair at their mainstore (unless they launched their hairline at the Fair!) suddenly (and sometimes every year!) comes up with hair. Imho, often (not always) it cannot quite compete with the quality of established designers anyway and I find it odd that they price their items at the same price or even demand more than established designers such as Exile (random example!). ISON made a notable difference there with their hair being only 99 Lindens from what I saw. No matter the praise a lot of them get from their fancrowd, I was often not exactly convinced. A few though offered some nice stuff. :)

I really don’t think creators should feel compelled to participate in every fair out there, wether or not it really fits their store. Dishing out a quick round of hair just to be in seems strange and very forced to me and that often reflects in their work, too.

There were a lot of stores that had some really neat stuff, however, and I won’t call names here, a few stores that were praised to the heavens by their followers, didn’t impress me at all. Odd headshapes, chunky strands and very stiff seeming styles were not to my taste. I suppose not blindly following the crowd something is a wise thing to do.

I really wish both LaViere and Clawtooth would offer actual red tones, and less carrot-like ones. I wanted hair from those stores badly, but….but…..me no orange! :( Pleaaaase Azure and Bubbles, make some real reds, too? :D :D Overall, it is a LOT more complicated to find nice red (not ginger!) shades than black. Old days were easier!

Random question:

Do you also sometimes have the problem that certain designers’ hair just never fits your head?? I am not sure if MY headshape is odd or theirs. Exile sometimes looks odd on me for example, but usually it fits. Truth always fits, so do Magika, D!va, Wasabi Pills, LeLutka and many more. But many hairs just seem waaaay to square for my head. :(

And a suggestion for all hair designers:PLEASE make your hair modifyable. I really wish to be able to tint my hair. That is how I usually deal with Clawtooth (their blacks are no actual black either and I wore them a lot, simply adding a bit of a blue/grey undertone). I am aware that too much tinting takes away from the texture, but: I would appreciate it anyways if it was left up to me if I want to run around with muted textures or not. I think I am subtle enough with it and I am sad to miss out on many hairstyles that I like, just because their colours are far away from actual red.  PLEAAAASE?

So, here are, in alphabetical order, the hairs I got so far:
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I think I must have accidentally bought the wrong shades of the Auxiliary hair, haha. Damnit? I found no actual red color in there.  I think the textures are smooth and the hair is very cute. Imho, this is very smooth meshwork, too, so I quickly grabbed it, even though it was 300L, which is more than average. However, you get more than average colors as well! :)

Baiastice is one of those random stores that I personally know for clothing (Do they have hair usually?? I haven’t checked yet!) that came up with hair. And I like it! Smooth, natural seeming textures, nice colours and no chunky, odd strands. :) It fits my head perfectly.  I like it!

Exxess surprised me. Usually I was never much impressed with their hairs, they seem too unnatural (not that this isn’t a bit toopoofy either :P) and the textures a tad too glossy. However, this style convinced me at first sight. They have neat reds imho, not just gingers! It is a very soft style and for some reason, I don’t think the textures are bad at all. I am very glad I checked out their booth! :)

Well, I suppose I do not need to say much about Exile. Their hair, in this case, fits my head perfectly fine, their textures are awesome and I LOVE this style. It is exactly the kind of length I want for my elf, and it falls in soft, natural seemign waves. I liiiike it! :) I also like the reds they offer.

Then there is Iren. I always had the problem that their hair looked like actual wigs on MY head, but good on others. Grumble. So I was reluctant to try first because I thought I might just get frustrated again. But noooo, I did it and I am happy. I only wish it was modifyable because their red tones are not exactly what I like. but oh well, this one is close enough and I LOVE the soft waves combines with the brad. Iren often loks way too big on my head, but this one is really nice. :)

Hairfair 2013 2

Ever since I found Mina Hair again and saw that she makes mesh hairs now and has improved GREATLY on her textures, I am a fan. Her textures are very soft and silky. In this case, I am showing both a tinted (Mina her is modifyable!! :D) version and the original colour I used. I like both, but for my particular character, the non-tinted is a bit too bright. There are four styles to be had, I am showing my two favourite ones. Ido think some of Mina’s hairs are a little big for the average head (mine is sized 52) at times, but in this case, I was lucky. I really like them both.

Redmint is a brand I never especially liked, their hair always seemed chunkly and oddly shaped. Buuuuuut, a friend of mine basically shoved it right in my face and I am glad she did, otherwise I might have not noticed these two styles. While the texture is a TAD glossy for my taste, I really like the red shades they offer and the look of these two styles. The braids really are soft and seem to fall naturally on the back/over the shoulder (see pics below). I am truly impressed with these and like them a lot. :) Great improvement there, I hope they keep up with this good work.

Here the view of the braids from behind:

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So, I daresay the Hair Fair reached its goal with me and sucked a LOT of Lindens outta my pocket. :D :D Thanks for establishing this event every year.

BUT! Someone was missing. And damn, Truth made his own little hair fair. Ever since Truth released his new textures alongside with a new storebuilding I drool over his hairs. His new releases caused me to run by after looking for him at the Hair Fair for an hour or so. Thanks, Gogo for letting me know he does not participate, LOL! I might have looked for another hour.

So here we go, needless to say I love these. I love the textures, the softness of the styles, the natural fall of strands as well as the shades! These reds are still my fav reds. :) I am so happy that Truth’s hair always fits me so well. Lately, too, his creativity has picked up again and the more recent styles have been really pretty and unique once more. The new textures are just yummy.

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That reminds me:

Dear Truth Hawks, please, please, please make more of soft wavy styles like Candy? Please? Please? :)

<3 Arica

For the Guys! We <3 ROLE-PLAY Part II

Heya peeps!

Some stuff for the GUYS from WE LOVE ROLE-PLAY! :D

First of all, Nina Helix of Alchemy not only has released an awesome elven skin for the gals, but also for the dudes. I think it pulls off the ELVEN look very, very well. It is sort of pretty and androgyne. Granted, it is not necessarily super-manly, but hey, if you play an elf, that’s not the look you should be going for anyways. I always laugh about supposedly pureblooded elves and drow that have facial hair, shoulders as broad ad Conan#s and…chesthair. No guys, I am sorry, but if you pick a certain race, roll with the racial features or be prepared to be mocked IC (and possibly OOC: :P). This skin is really awesome for elves and rest assured, you can make it look manlier than this, Nina achieved it!

Secondly, Triad Fallen of The Fallen has released an outfit. Finally. I feel like wiping my forehead. The man has been draining on my patience with always teasing me with previews…and never getting around to release it. Even endless skype-sessions (I know how wrong that sounds!) and putting up with funky irish accents (<3<3) didn’t help! But here it is. And it is awesome. ALL pieces come separately, too. I am not displaying all of them, but the outfit comes with a helm, vest, shirt, kilt, pants, boots, bracers. ALL of these can be worn separately, thus Triad deserves big kudos. Mix- and matchable outfits are awesome for us. The only thing I noticed was that the shadows are painted onto the kilt, so the kilt has to be worn with the belt. But really, that is a minor issue for me in this case. Very happy! The whole mesh is very detailed and well done, I can spot NO glitches, which is a rare thing to say for me. The textures are detailed and nicely done as well. Yay!

I am combining The Fallen with boots and armor from The Forge by Deccan Arida, also available at WE LOVE RP  in silver and at his mainstore in three more colours :)! Deccan, after he figured that the Daerwen Armor for girls was a giant success, released a male version as well and it rocks! :) Have a look at those boots and the detail on them and on the pauldron/bracers! LOVE IT!

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Hair: Wasabi Pills (MissAllSunday Lemon, Mesh!!)
Skin: Alchemy (Nina Helix, NEW!! @ WE LOVE ROLE-PLAY!!)
Horns: Alchemy (Nina Helix, Mesh!!)
Ears: Alchemy (Nina Helix, NEW!! Mesh!! Come with above skin!!)
Eyes: Aphotic Gloom (Rico Plisskin, Dollarbie!!)
Scars: Aw, Crap! (Tricky Button, @ WE LOVE ROLE-PLAY!! 25L!!), Proximity (Sverus Koskinen)
Vest/w undershirt: The Fallen (Triad Fallen, Mesh!! NEW!!  WE LOVE ROLE-PLAY!!)
Undershirt (layer): Mr. Poet (Hiwinyu Fazuku)
Kilt /w belt: The Fallen (Triad Fallen, Mesh!! NEW!!  WE LOVE ROLE-PLAY!!)
Pants: The Forge (Deccan Arida, Mesh!! part of Brandon Outfit)
Gloves. Lightstar Designs (Krystal Silverweb)
Boots: The Forge (Deccan Arida, Mesh!! NEW!! @ WE LOVE ROLE-PLAY in silver)
Eyepatch: Illusions (Siyu Suen)
Armor: The Forge (Deccan Arida, Mesh!! NEW!! @ WE LOVE ROLE-PLAY in silver)
Bow: Centipede Weapons (Kendra Zaurak, Mesh!!)

Location: Isle of Amras (Medieval Fantasy Role-Play), Imagine Isla

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Collabor 88 and a note on lipsticks/lip-layers

Heya peeps!

So, Collabor 88 started into a new round and THIS time I bought quite a few things there. I was pretty happy with a lot of the items offered and there were THREE pairs of shoes available that fit to your SLINK feet. LOVE them. Yummy released this adorable necklace there and I truly think it is awesome. I am totally abusing Auxiliary’s dress for a role-play outfit, but it does fit, don’t you think?

Thank you, Skye Everidge, for reminding me of Paperbag’s existence. I needed a cardigan or something to cover my arms, and this fur bolero is just perfect. It is a template, but it has a lovely textur eimho and thus it is well worth its 100 Lindens.

Liquence is a new store for hair by Villena Swansen and I think the styles she has released are really well made and lovely. I only wish that this hair was a little less chunky around the tips of the strands. I’ve blogged Lassitude&Ennui’s overknee boots several times by now and I still think they are the best out there for role-play, only rivaled by Lightstar’s overknee boots. I am also growing fond of Insufferable Dastard’s mesh-eyes. They are very clear and offer both realistic and some otherworldy colours.

A note on lipstick-/lips-layers:

If you offer your lipsticks on layers, ESPECIALLY if you offer them at unrelated events and completely separate from your own skin, it would be very kind of you to actually make them wearable with other skins but your own. Ot at least MARK your items as not being wearable with other skins and thus being an addon for your own skins. If I wasn’t so lucky with my baseskin, I’d have wasted quite a few Lindens on unwearable lipsticks/lips that were sold at a random event with no hint whatsoever that those are NOT wearable with any other skins but your own.

This is very frustrating in general by the way. Unless you specifically announce on the advertisement that the lips are only wearable with your skins, please have mery with us customers and put the effort into getting RID of that stupid milkbeard/dirty beard that so many lipstick/lip layers provided by skincreators have? I feel slightly duped when paying 400+ Lindens only to find “Oh, these are no lipsticks/liplayers at all! These are lip-addons for their own skins!”

I know many people do not care or wouldn’t notice, but I do not want to look like this when I buy an item specifically sold separately from the skins:

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You can clearly see the unpopular milkbeard around the lips. That, dear skincreators, is NOT a liplayer you should sell separately from your skin unless specifically advertised as an addon. As I said, I got lucky this time, but usually, it looks incredibly stupid and is unwearable. It is very frustrating to spend money on layers such as these. Same goes for brows or any other layer: Unless you mark them as an addon for your own skin, please do not sell them as ‘lipsticks’ or separate liplayers. If you DO mark it, all is good! People are aware then. :D

Even from a marketing perspective it is not very wise.

Someone who does not want your skin in the first place, won’t buy it either just to be able to wear the lips. But instead, if those lips were offered as actual layers? You might gain actually a lot of customers who do not care much for your skins as a whole but want your lips! :D

Thank you, Tricky Boucher and Shyla Diggs, for listening to my complaint a while ago and helping me out. Big kudos to you.

EDIT after Gogo’s comment: A LIST of skincreators who’s lips/liplayers you CAN buy with no problems as far as I have tested:

Lips: This layer adds not oly colour, but a completely different lip texture.
Lipstick: Your liptexture stays the same, but the layer adds some colour

Pink Fuel (all lips)
Rozena (all lips/lipsticks)
Izzie’s (lips)
Glance (Lana/Anais lips), though I recommend going a shade darker here!
The Sugar Garden (lipsticks/-gloss)
JM:Mai (lipsticks/-gloss)
Laqroki (newer skins, lipsticks)
Illusory (Paige lips)
Tuli (Zoe lips)
Iren (several lips)
Deetalez (lips)
Mynerva (lipsticks)
Essences (Endless Night lips)

Oh, and to all my haters: Thanks for the additional traffic. :) It is a great compliment actually.

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Hair: Liquence (Villena Swansen, Mesh!! NEW!!)
Shape: selfmade, not for sale
Hands: Slink (Siddean Munro, Mesh!!)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard (Josh Figgis, Mesh!!)
Ears: Illusions (Siyu Suen, Mesh!!)
Horns: Auxiliary (Tyr Rozenblum, Mesh!! Gacha!!)
Lashes: Maitreya (Onyx LeShelle, Mesh!! Gift!!)
Dress: Auxiliary (Tyr Rozenblum, Mesh!! NEW!! @ Collabor 88!!)
Bolero: Paperbag (Kex Blackheart, Mesh!!)
Undershirt: League (Nena Janus)
Skirt: Maitreya (Onyx LeShelle, Mesh!! SALE!!)
Pants: Ison (Harry Hyx)
Boots: Lassitude & Ennui (Jackal Ennui, Mesh!!)
Belt: The Forge (Deccan Arida, Mesh!! NEW!! part of Daerwen Outfit)
Necklace: Yummy (Polyester Partridge, Mesh!! NEW!! @ Collabor 88!!)
Ring 1: Manna (Manna Yoshikawa)
Ring 2: MG (Maxi Gossamer, Mesh!!)
Collar-scarf: Drift (Kallisto Destiny, Mesh!!)
Armor: The Forge (Deccan Arida, Mesh!! NEW!!)
Bow: LR Weapons (Larion Rhode, Mesh!! NEW!!)
Blowdart: Ez Weaponry (Deccan Arida, Mesh!!)

Location: My Home. :)

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We <3 Role-Play – Part I

Heya peeps!

We Love Role-Play started into its third round already and this time many of the participants have outdone themselves. I am SO happy with what the participants came up with for this round, so many creative, pretty items! :)

Deccan Arida of The Forge released new colors for his Daerwen Armor and..GUY! There is a male version of the armor pieces and boots now as well! :) Nina Helix of Alchemy comes up with a new and totally updated version of her older Elfin skin and this skin is SO pretty. very, very lovely lips and soft, pastel eyebrows. It comes with mesh-ears and Lola-appliers, too!

The hair provided by Lightstar is impeccable meshwork as usual. I really like it and the package of all natural colours (or all funny colours!) is very generous. Reminds me of Magika’s awesome packaging! Try to look past the not very modern advertisements in this case, it is definitely worth it. Rue came up with three sets of feral looking eyes for those among you who like catlike pupils. :)

Tyr Rozenblum (owner of Auxiliary) revived her fantasy brand Hyperbole once again and came up with these adorable little horns for our event. :) They are very, very cute, but I ams ure you can pull off an evil look with these as well. I am personally in LOVE with the dress by Senzafine. It is SO very fitting for elves and medieval rp in general. Very pretty colours and textures, too!

I am personally a huge fan of Bliensen + MaiTai, thus I am glad to have them in for another round. The necklace they offer is -perfect- for any fantasy character with the stone and the little dragon that holds it. GSpot released a random fun prop called ‘Sun on a Stick’ which is a really pretty banner and could easily be used by bannermen, or as decoration possibly.

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Hair: Lightstar (Krystal Silverweb, Mesh!! @ We Love Role-PLay!!)
Skin: Alchemy (Nina Helix, NEW!! @ We Love Role-Play!!)
Eyebrows: Essences (Inka Mexicola)
Ears: Alchemy (Nina Helix, Mesh!! Come with the above skin in one package. @ We Love Role-Play!!)
Eyes: Rue (Ruina Kessel, Mesh!! @ We Love Role-Play)
Horns: Hyperbole (Tyr Rozenblum, Mesh!! @ We Love Role-Play!!)
Dress: Senzafine (Synjari Myriam, Mesh!! NEW!! @ We Love Role-Play!!)
Armor: The Forge (Deccan Arida, Mesh!! NEW!! @ We Love Role-Play!!)
Belt: LeLutka (Thora Charron)
Necklace: Bliensen + MaiTai (Plurabelle Lazslo, Mesh!! @ We Love Role-Play!!)
Banner: GSpot (Jalilah Jewell, Mesh!! NEW!! @ We Love Role-Play!!)

Location: Dimril Dale (Non-Role-Play), Dimrill Dale

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PREVIEW: The Forge – Daerwen Armor

Hello peeps!

So, ever since The Forge’s creator Deccan Arida announced is intention to possibly create armor for women…I have been bugging him and bugging him and…yes…bugging him. All the time. So he finally started after I literally flooded him with pictures for reference of what I was imaginign when talking about “Not so bulky female armor”. Poor guy, I really felt bad for him at times. :P

But! He caved in and came up with this amazing armor. First, I got the belt as a preview, which is so damned perfectly fitted and so easily to resize that I was speechless. Then, he showed me a preview of his boots and I tell you, I LOVE these. He kept consulting me over patterns on the platepieces and other stuff and geeze. I am truly baffled at the outcome. Imho, this is the proof that you do NOT need to go to shit stores such as Lost Gem, Von Strauss or Erebos to get awesome stuff in SL, giving thieves your money while getting items in return that are badly rigged and have more glitches than you can think of. I am sure he will be coming up with something equally awesome for the guys soon enough as well. ;)

So far, this armor and Innocuous’ armor (available at We <3 RP) are my absolute favs for gals.

THANK YOU, Deccan, this was desperately needed for the girls. We have a billion of dresses/skirts and silks to pick from, but wellmade armors are a rarity.

Have a look here:

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So, why do I love this armor?

First of all, it comes in three different colours: Bronze (brown), silver and as an addition, black armor pieces which can be bougth separately. I wear all three colour sint he pics: Pants/bracers are from the silve routfit, boots are black, rest is bronze.The textures are AWESOME imho and really give the outfit a 3D appearance. The boots are perfectly fitted to the female leg and you can resize them as well. Look at those intricately worked mesh armor pieces? The textures and patterns are SO pretty! They look really, really fitting for an ykind of medieval setting imho.

Talk about resizing:

ALL armorpieces besides the pants and the top are easily (!!) resizeable. Nothing is more ugly imho that armor that stretches and twists as if it was made out of fabric (hi @ crappy armor from Erebos!). The belt is so damn well fitted to the female hips! The pants make an -awesome- ass and do NOT have the invisible ponyrider look! Also, created to fit into boots!I LOVE them! The top is so detailed, too, and look very rustic and natural. Every rigged part comes in the five standard sizes, too!

And now the HUGE THING that I LOVE: Each part of the outfit can be mixed and matched! Everything comes separately, even the alphas! YAY!

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What am I wearing?

Hair: Truth  (Truth Hawks, Mesh!!)
Eyes: The Skinnery (Umazuma Metaluna, Mesh!! @ Summerfest!!)
Ears: Illusions (Siyu Suen, Mesh!!)
Facetattoo: The Plastik (Aikea Rieko, part of Ayra Outfit @ We <3 RP!!)
Outfit: The Forge (Deccan Arida, Daerwen Outfit, to be released SOON!!)
Armorparts: The Forge (Deccan Arida, Daerwen Outfit, to be released soon!!)
Chestharness: The Forge (Deccan Arida, Mesh!! NEW!!)
Headpiece: Bliensen + MaiTai (Plurabelle Lazslo, Mesh!! @ WE <3 RP!!)
Collar/upper arm: GSpot (Jalilah Jewell, part of Extremely Coy Outfit)
Ring: MG (Maxi Gossamer, Mesh!! @ Fameshed!!)
Bow: EZ Weaponry (Deccan Arida, Mesh!!)
Blowdart: EZ Weaponry (Deccan Arida, Mesh!!)

Location: My Home Parcel

Your Taxi to EZ/The Forge: Here!

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WE <3 ROLE-PLAY ROUND 2 IS OPEN!!!

Hey peeps,

take your TAXI to WE LOVE ROLE-PLAY and enjoy!

The list had some minor changes due to RL stuff going on, but there is AWESOME stuff to be had! :)

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We <3 Role-Play Round 2 – Part I

Heya peeps!

We Love Role-Play is starting tomorrow at 3 PM SLT! Adara, Ost and I are super excited and I bet so are Kait and Tera in their current busy rls. :P
Here is my first outfit with some items from the event. The Plastik has outdone herself, he routfit comes in SO many variations that I was plain baffled when the folder loaded. Top, armwarmes, boots, jewelry, skirts, scarves, tattoos and more…and in all kinds of different textures. O_O Thank you, Aikea! :D

Innocuous’ armor is one of my current new ever favourites, this time with the shoulderplates as well. :)

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Hair: Exile (Kavaer Cleanslate, Mesh!! NEW!!)
Ears: Illusions (Siyu Suen, Mesh)
Eyes: Dead Apples (Soleil Reid, Mesh!!)
Nails: How Vexing (Myuuji Bubble)
Top: The Plastik (Aikea Rieko, Mesh!! NEW!! @ We <3 ROLE-PLAY!!)
Undershirt /w bodice: Knickknack (Levia Larsson, part of Evellyn Outfit)
Skirt: Maitreya (Onyx LeShelle, Mesh!!)
Pants: Sur + (Sienia Trevellion)
Boots: The Plastik (Aikea Rieko, Mesh!! NEW!! @ We <3 ROLE-PLAY!!)
Gloves: The Plastik (Aikea Rieko, Mesh!! NEW!! @ We <3 ROLE-PLAY!!)
Belt: Mandala (Kikunosuke Eel)
Scarf: (Drift (Kallisto Destiny, Mesh!!)
Armor: Innocuous (Circuitious Resident, Mesh!! NEW!! @ We <3 ROLE-PLAY!!)
Necklace: MG (Maxi Gossamer @ Limited Bazaar!!)
Ring: MG (Maxi Gossamer @ Fameshed!!)
Bow: EZ Weaponry (Deccan Arida, Mesh!!)
Blowdart: EZ Weaponry (Deccan Arida, Mesh!!)

Location: The Storybook Café (Residential), Elle Island

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We <3 Role-Play!!! – The LIST is out!

Hey guys,

in 6 days We Love Role-Play is starting again!! Wooohooo. And the list for this round is fabulous!

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These are the participants for the upcoming round, starting on June 4th at 3Pm SLT, in no particular order (Please do be aware that even if this list is supposed to be the complete list, changes may happen due to RL circumstances!!!). I do hope I have not forgotten any store. :)

Soedara (Marbella Pronovost)
Birdy/Alchemy (Nina Helix)
The Fallen (Triad Fallen)
Dead Prophet Designs (Dais Abonwood)
Innocuous (Circuitous Resident)
Essences (Inka Mexikola)
Apsara (Bilo) (Mayaa Thistle)
Due (Freya Dubled)
GSpot (Jalilah Jewel)
Senzafine (Synjari Myriam)
Bliensen + MaiTai (Plurabelle Laszlo)
Silk Worms (Trippy Fall)
Rustica (Maxwell Graf)
Trident (Laufey Markstein)
Dysfunctional Designs (Anke Hatchuk, Kalia Firelyte)
KahliDesigns (KahliDesigns Resident)
Aisling (Druunah Esharham, Damian Kleiner)
The Plastik (Aikea Rieko)
Elvenbreath (Selina Forder)
So Many Styles (Irie Campese)
Illusions (Siyu Suen)
The Lounge (Erielle Deschanel)
The Muses (Dolce Blackflag)
Europa (Kazuhiro Aridian)
Lightstar Designs (Krystal Silverweb)
The Library (DreamFantasia Nightfire/Augurer Resident)
Tia (Tia Biscuit)
Ellabella (Ellantha Larsson)
eep (Eep Resident)
Analog Dog (Queue Marlowe)
Roawenwood (Searlait Nitschke)
EZ Weaponry/The Forge (Deccan Arida)
Arwen’s Creations (Arwen Serpente)
Velvet Whip (Reeva Hax/Madmacit Resident)
Panda Express (Kioko Kumaki)
Black Pearls (Yasay Resident)
Fallen Gods Inc. (Alia Baroque)
Bite & Claw (Graea Resident)
Heartsick (Amesha Jewell)
Evies’ Closet (Evangeline Miles)
Kouse’s Sanctum (Kouse Singh)
Musa (Filomena Quinnell)
Envisage Limited (Aliandra Miami)
Primus Weapons (Thord Karu)
Xanimations (Xanxan Jervil)

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So, I’d say this is a damned cool list guys! I am really looking forward to the next round and I do hope that the same goes for you! :))

 

<3 Arica