A Winter’s Dream – Evie’s Closet makes gorgeous dresses! :D

Hey peeps!

Two more days and my vacations will finally start. :D I am seriously struggling to get all my ducks in a row lately because there’s just SO much work to be done in rl. But…sooooon I’ll be able to breathe again, looking forward to it. :P

This will be a relatively short post but it’s an awesome outfit in my book. :P You really need to check out this hair by Tableau Vivant at Collabor88! It comes in two versions, the one shown and a version with super duper cute little snowbunnies wrapped up in it. :P

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The dress!

I saw this dress after Evangeline Miles of Evie’s Closet rezzed it at WE LOVE RP and it is sooooo pretty. :DI instantly bought it for my second account and I can say this: I am not usually easily impressed with dresses. As a matter of fact, I am often not even noticing them because there are SO many and very few stand out (on that note, check out Luminary’s dress this round, too!). This one however was a real eyecatcher for me. It comes in two tones: One slightly pinkish, the other blueish. Evie’s textures are gorgeous as always and the flowers (I replaced the lower ones a bit for the picture) are such a beautiful detail. I love the shape of this dress and although I think this is a template, it doesn’t bother me at all. :D 325 Lindens for a this pretty dress seems like a very reasonable price, too, so make sure to grab it now! :)

Hair: Tableau Vivant, Snowdrift, blondes (M4ri1yn Magic, NEW @ Collabor88!!)
Ears: The Skinnery, Puki Elongated Ears (Umazuma Metaluna)
Eyes: Dead Apples, Shattered, sea (Soleil Reid)
Lashes: Snow Rabbit, R6 v. 1.00, attach to nose (Shirousagi Noel)
Eyeliner: Soiree, Last Call Eyeshadow X Liner, bare minimum (Julep Mixemup)
Dress: Evie’s Closet, Sylfai Gown, primrose (Evangeline Miles, @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Shawl: Peqe, Loose Scarf, Damask (Inex Hax, @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Shoulderfur: Enfant Terrible, Vintage Girl, beige (LeEnfantTerrible Resident)
Sleeves: Stitched, Nuala Gloves, white (Adele Bumblefoot, @ Totally Top Shelf!!)
Crown: Bliensen + MaiTai, Smilla Snowflake Crown, ice (Plurabelle Laszlo, @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Headpiece: Modish, Icequeen, blue (Ele Brandi, @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Collar: Refined Wild, Kiryn (Khyle Sion, @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Necklace: The Forge, Scale Collar, silver (Deccan Arida @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Owl: Beetlebones, Arctic Friends, Snow Owl, rare (Suetabulous Yootz)

Location: My home. :D

Your special snowflake – News from Stitched, Dead Dollz and Casa del Shai! :D

Hey guys!

So yeah, I was quiet this week. I am not sure why, but I really didn’t feel motivated to log into Secondlife at all. Maybe it is because I just cannot seem to immerse myself into role-play besides with a few players, and if those aren’t around I feel lost? Not sure, I just know I was very busy and during my evenings just didn’t feel like logging in. I hope it’ll become better once the rl stress settles down a bit. At least I managed to come up with two nice outfits. :) The other one will be blogged very soon too, I promise!

This is yet another prove that small, seemingly unimportant items can pimp an entire outfit imho! :D

The sleeves!

Sleeves that fit WELL with Slink hands are incredibly hard to find for role-players. I know of very, very few and even those tend to only fit with certain sizes. I am really not a fan of layer gloves for the hands because I feel it looks sort of dated. You can imagine how happy I was when I found about about Adele Bumblefoot’s new sleeves (with gloves) for her brand Stitched which she offers at Totally Top Shelf. One pair of original mesh sleeves is priced at 219 Lindens and they come in the usual five sizes. Imho they are really well rigged and NO issues with Slink-hands either! :D I am really a fan of the textures and colours as well, they are very nicely done. Sleeves/gloves like this are such incredibly useful items for mixing and matching and SO hard to find for us, so these were totally a must have for me.

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The tunic!

The tunic I am wearing is a current release by Kiddo Oh for Dead Dollz at WE LOVE RP and when I saw it I instantly thought it would be both awesome as a standalone item and for mixing and matching. :D This can easily be worn in gorean role-play by slaves as a tunic and can just easily be combined and layered with other parts to combine a really awesome wintery outfit. :D It is original mesh and I am definitely a fan of Kiddo’s items. Her textures are nicely done, the highlights and shadows aren’t too bright or dark and the rigging is really well done. I was a bit irritated when I saw that it came with no alpha but i have tried on various sizes and had no issues whatsoever with either. One colour only costs 150 Lindens and comes in both opaque and transparent versions. Really a nice addition to my inventory. :)

The boots!

Shai Delacroix of Casa del Shai is awesome. Period. :D She came in last minute for WE LOVE RP this round and wasn’t sure what to make, so I showed her some inspirational pictures of boots. The next day, she put these up at the event and I wanted to squeeeeee, because I have been looking for boots like these forever now. :) They are unisex, have perfectly rigged laces (laces are SUCH a pain to rig, at least if you go by what most designers tell!) and come in a bunch of awesome colours. I fell in love with the green and brown ones. The suede textures are gorgeous and these boots look so incredibly realistic for the type of role-play I love (but I also saw quite a few mainstreamers wearing them :O). One pair costs 299 Lindens which is a very fair price in my book. Absolutely a must have for all elves and other medieval type people! MEN, I repeat, these are unisex! :P

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Hair 1: Damselfly, Amarie, blondes (Tommy Fairplay, @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Hair 2: Entwined, Titania, blondes (VivienMarli Resident, @ Totally Top Shelf!)
Ears: The Skinnery, Puki Elongated Ears (Umazuma Metaluna)
Eyes: Dead Apples, Shattered, sea (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: May’s Soul, Elven Vest, deer (May Tolsen @ The Fantasy Room!!)
Tunic: Dead Dollz, Kunoichi Tunic, green (Kiddo Oh, @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Corset: LeLutka, Ricochet Suit, nude (Thora Charron, @ Uber!!)
Pants: The Muses, Penghel Armor, brown (Dolce Blackflag)
Boots: Casa del Shai, Lace Up Boots, forest (Shai Delacroix @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Sleeves: Stitched, Nuala Gloves, golden (Adele Bumblefoot, @ Totally Top Shelf!!)
Cloak 1: The Muses, Callon Outfit, brown (Dolce Blackflag)
Cloak 2: PFC, Elven Cloak, woodlands (Pucca Firecaster)
Scarf: Drift, Cozy Collar, knit solids (Kallisto Destiny)
Belt: On A Lark /Sweet Poison, All Purpose Belt, brown (Discovering Destiny/Bella Domela, Gacha!!)
Pauldrons: ieQED, Holly Pauldrons (Sigifaust Resident, @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Necklace 1: Storybook, Marley Chains, bronze (Vix Nirvana, @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Necklace 2: Geek, Layers Necklace (Jada Tigerpaw, @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Necklace 3: The Forge, Scale Collar, gold (Deccan Arida @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Headpiece 1: Pekka, Aida Headdress, gold (Kathya Szczepanski, @ WE LOVE RP!!))
Headpiece 2: Keystone, Merlusa, gold/ruby (Aymee Monk, @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Ring: Yummy, Birthstone Ring, july/ruby (Polyester Partridge, @ The Arcade!!)
Lantern: Remarkable Oblivion, Holiday Spirit Lantern, bronze (Nimvade Resident/ AxsisThorn Resident, @ The Arcade!!)
Poses: I am so sorry, I forgot which ones I used. :(
Animals: Ispachi, Cherished Moments (Diarmuid Miklos, @ The Arcade!!)

Location: My home.

 

 

 

 

And then the sun goes down – News from Mina, Remarkable Oblivion and more! :)

Hi guys,

I hope you all have been well? :D I am pretty good but damned busy. WE LOVE RP is starting again and I switched the parcel over to winter. Aside from all the event stuff rl has been really busy and my bf talked me into playing some more WOW again, and I am actually having fun on my warrior tank. :) Aside from that, I usually fall asleep when I hget home because lately I feel extremely exhausted.

The Arcade has started and I wanted to get this post earlier but alas, I slept most of the time during the weekend because I am sick. Yay. Oh well. :P Lets see what my avi is wearing! :D You guys REALLY need to check out the new, flat boots by Just Design at Fameshed! Truth just released new hair at Uber!

The lyre!

When I saw Remarkable Oblivion’s (Nimvade Resident/AxsisThorn Resident) items for The Arcade in my inventory I sqeed. I had seen the previews already on Flickr and they looked SO gorgeous. Imho RO really has set the benchmark high again. Look at those gorgeous metal textures on the bells and the lantern (on the dog’s nose!). They look extremely realistic.  The overall textures on both these items are so very pretty and the colours really well chosen. The small details on these items are amazing. Also, the animations on these items are really nicely done and they are resizeable. One play is 100 Lindens, but keep in mind that with EACH play you get awesome items in this case (the lantern and the lyre are common items!) which you can actually USE in role-play ( a bard, anyone?). They won’t just rot away in your inventory like so many other items we buy at gachas. :D

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The hair!

Mina Nakamura of Mina Hair was accepted into The Arcade and that is sooooo very much deserved. Mina has been working hard to improve her meshes and textures and the results are showing! This style is very pretty in my book. It is a long style with a tad bit of a messy feeling which is very cute. I LOVE her textures, they look very realistic in my book. I do wish she’d possibly change her light blondes a bit, they look a tad bit grey to me. I love that her hair comes with both materials enabled and with no materials. The detail on the materials enabled styles is insane. 75 Lindens per play is a reasonable price for hair especially when ALL normal hair colours are common items. Only the essential pack and special (pastels etc.) colours are rares. Very cool!
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Hair 1: Truth, Vivi, light blondes (Truth Hawks, NEW @ Uber!!)
Hair 2: Mina, Selenia, blondes (Mina Nakamura, NEW @ The Arcade!!)
Hair 3: Magika, Beans, pack 1 (Sabina Gully)
Eyes: Dead Apples, Shattered, sea( Soleil Reid)
Lashes: Snow Rabbit, R6 v. 1.00, attach to nose (Shirousagi Noel)
Top: Pure Poison, Lia Costume, brown (Shaleene Kenin)
Corset: Gizza, Gypsy Outfit (Giz Seorn)
Vest: Soedara, Fur Jacket, fox brown (Marbella Pronovost)
Skirt: Blueberry, Winnie Laced Mini Skirt, beige (BlueberryXX Resident)
Pants 1: Faida, Steamy Leather, brown (Titania Halasy)
Pants 2: Ison,  Side Lace Pants, army (Harry Hyx, @ Collabor88!!)
Boots 1: Lasstitude & Ennui, Embroidered Boots, gold/brown (Jackal Ennui)
Boots 2: Just Design, Navajo Boots, earth (Davidefre Resident, NEW @ FaMeshed!!)
Sleeves: Revolt, Steampunk Armour, V3 (Dunia Erin)
Harness: Soedara,Here Comes Wicked, earth (Marbella Pronovost)
Belt 1: DRD, GoT Belt, female (Jaimy Hancroft, available again on dec. 15th @ mainstore!!)
Belt 2: PFC, Raider Belt, brown/rare (Pucca Firecaster, Gacha!!)
Legpouch: The Forge, Legpouch, brown/common (Deccan Arida, Gacha!!)
Scarf: Izzie’s, Infinity Scarf, plain (Izzie Button, @ The Liaison Collaborative!!)
Gloves: Coco Design, Leather Gloves, brown (Cocoro Lemon)
Wreath: ieQED, Flower Wreath, bees (Sigifaust resident, @ The Secret Affair!!)
Tiara: Bites & Claw, Ionna Circled, gold (Graea Resident)
Necklace 1:  Ariskea, Chic Chalet, gold/paprika leaf (Diaxm Resident, NEW @ Fameshed!!)
Necklace 2: Yummy, Eye of Eternity Choker, gold (polyester Partridge, @ No21!!)
Necklace 3: On A lark, Elemental jewelry, fire (Discovering Destiny)
Bow: LR Weapons, Hazel Bow (Allia Lane/Larion Rhode)
Daggers: Body Factory, Legend Knife Holster, brown (Deco Olinger, @ Suicide Dollz!!)
Arrow: Rack Poses, Poseprop (Kirsty Oherlily)
Poses 1/3: Kirin Poses, May Pack (Carolina Sautereau)
Pose 2: Rack Poses, She’s A Badass Bitch (Kirsty Oherlily, Gacha!!)

Location: Pigeon Island (Public Hangout) Neverending

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WE LOVE RP – Shopping Guide DECEMBER

Hey guys,

the WE LOVE RP Shopping Guide is finally there. The first previews have been sent and there is MUCH more to come this round. We got a really awesome line up and also, several designers have been incredibly generous and set up christmas gifts for you under the tree! :) Don’t forget to check back to see more previews!

Soon a gallery for the gifts will be added as well! :)

I’ll show you the darkness – News from Miamai, The Secret Affair and more. :D

Hey peeps,

I hope you all had a good start into this week? Mine was chaotic and stressful, pretty much business as usual. I tried to go for something different this time, more barbaric, less elfy, slightly dragon inspired. I ended up with something I really like but which is totally not what I had on my mind when I started, haha :D Short post this time around, my eyes are burning from whatever caused me to suffer some allergic shock.

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The wings!

These wings are insanely unique and pretty. You can get them at WE LOVE RP and they are an item created by Monica Outlander/Pill Kanto for Miamai. There are a LOT of wings out there actually and few truly stick out. Miamai however has nailed it imho. The wings are materials ready and the textures are customizeable with a HUD. The wings can be manually edited (and separately from one another, too) to fit your avatar. They come in two colour types: silver and gold/copper and with matching breastplates (not displayed). I think the price of only 276 Lindens for these is really good. I do wish they had maybe some animations in them but frankly, even thought these are designed with fairies in mind, I think they work really, really well for dragons and all kinds of (un-)seelie/fairy types as well. The textures are very, very pretty and the style really special. Now if only they’d flutter a bit! :D

The gloves!

The gloves I am wearing in this picture are furgloves by PFC (Pucca Firecaster) and -technically- they are gloves for men! However, they come in a rigged and an unrigged version and the unrigged version is resizeable, so I made them really small (basically 1/3 the size) and now they fit just perfectly fine. :) They cost 300 Lindens and are customizeable with a HUD. Pucca is known for her awesome awesome creations for role-play, often catering towards a more rustic look (much to my delight!) and these gloves are no exception. In my book, they are a perfect item for wintertimes in rp: The leather- and fur- texture looks thick, warm and fuzzy. The pre-shaped hands look natural, even for a woman. Don’t forget to check out the matching furboots which are equally awesome. And perfect for winter, too! I cannot really think of anything to complain about besides: please make  a version for us girls as well? :

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Hair: Little Bones, Snow Spell I (Nova Faerye, @ The Secret Affair!!)
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)
Wings: Miamai, Battle Fairy Wings, copper (Monica Outlander/Pill Kanto, @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Horns: Souzou Eien, Oriax Horns, adorned (Draconias Timeless)
Dress: Pure Poison, Luana Dress, brown (Shaleene Kenin, @ The Secret Affair!!)
Bra: Storybook, Valeska Top, dark tones/rare (Vix Nirvana, @ Gorean Gacha!!)
Legwarmers: Luas, Ygritte Set, rare (AinaraLuas Resident,  @ The Secret Affair!!)
Boots: Dysfunctional Dolly Designs, Leather Spats, brown (Kalia Firelyte/Anke Hatchuk, @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Gloves: PFC, Fur Gloves, unrigged (Pucca Firecaster)
Belt: On A Lark /Sweet Poison, All Purpose Belt, brown (Discovering Destiny/Bella Domela, Gacha!!)
Headpiece: Keystone, Woodlander, gold (Aymee Monk, @ The Secret Affair!!)
Armor: The Forge, Harvest Armor (Deccan Arida, @ The Secret Affair!!)
Bow: LR Weapons, Hazel Bow (Larion Rhode/Allia Lane)
Pose: Del May, Oh Yeah? (Del May)
Throne: DRD, Barbarian Vampire Throne, light (Jaimy Hancroft, @ The Secret Affair!!)

Location: Private Skybox.

My heart is so cold – News from Stitched, Fishy Strawberry and much more :D

Hey Ladies (and…gents? :D ),

I hope you are all good. :) I had a really tough week so far. Work is taking up a huge part of my life lately due to all kinds of appointments piling up around a couple of weeks. I am glad though that I got a new schedule which allows me to go to the gym more often again. :D Aside from that I also worked out a blogging schedule for me that SHOULD work better. lets hope!

First of all, gasp! I am a bad, bad blogger. I am blogging and OLD, aaaaages old (By modern SL standards!) hair, released by Tableau Vivant at the Mystic Realms Faire during October. Well, I will admit this: It’s one of my three fav hairs of all time and I love it so much you will probably see it from time to time. ;) The other one is a very pretty, diva-esque new release by Truth and definitely something you need to check out. :P

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The dress!

Well, this is a gorgeous dress by Stitched (Adele Bumblefoot). And I don’t too frequently use words such as gorgeous, fantastic, amazing etc. (at least I think so?) so when I use it, I mean it. So, why is this dress so gorgeous? First of, the texturing is so very pretty. The dress comes in a gacha at the Gorean Gacha and ALL colours available are really useful and well chosen. The red version is an uncommon item (not a rare! 50 Lindens per play) and thus chances are decent to get it. I think Adele nailed it with this silen texture. The highlights and shadows are subtle yet just strong enough to accentuate the dress really well. The belt is a really beautiful detail in my book. The shape of the dress (very slim!) allows you to combine it with all kinds of vests and capes which is perfect for winter. The rigging is really well done as well, even while sitting the mesh doesn’t break for me which is very often the case with skirts/dresses. Adele has come such a long way, so I am really happy to see something this awesome made by her. :) The ONLY thing, which is totally a matter of taste, is that -I- probably would have added a few ruffles to the very bottom. Then again, I am already happy this dress shows your feet. :D

The vest!

Tricky Button is a wise woman. She IMed me the other day and told me about this vest by Fishy Strawberry (Fae Eriksen) for Kustom9. I checked it out because Tricky not only wise but a woman of good taste as well, and well, she was right. This vest is perfect for mixed and matched outfits for autumn and winter. :) The wooly texture is really pretty and the shape of the vest makes it easy for us to mix and match it with all kinds of other clothes. The vest comes in various earthen/autumn colours and costs 199 Lindens, which really is a fair price. While the vest doesn’t impress with a huuuge amount of details, the smooth mesh, pretty textures and general flexibility when it comes to matching it with other things really score major points with me. :)

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Hair 1: Tableau Vivant, Myst, blondes (M4ri1yn Magic)
Hair 2: Truth, Aida, light blondes (Truth Hawks)
Ears: The Skinnery, Puki Elongated Ears (Umazuma Metaluna)
Eyes: Dead Apples, Broken Glass, aqua (Soleil Reid)
Lashes: Snow Rabbit, R6 v. 1.00, attach to nose (Shirousagi Noel)
Eyeliner: Soiree, Last Call Eyeshadow X Liner, bare minimum (Julep Mixemup)
Dress: Stitched, Elyana Dress, red/uncommon (Adele Bumblefoot, NEW @ Gorean Gacha!!)
Vest: Fishy Strawberry, Belted Maxi Cardigan, tobacco (Fae Eriksen, NEW @ Kustom9!!)
Sandals: Eudora, Artemis Sandals (Eudora3D Resident)
Sleeves: Luas, Ygritte Set, rare (AinaraLuas Resident, NEW @ The Secret Affair!!)
Headpiece 1: Zenith, Gypsy Divine Wreath, red/gold (Miffyhoi Rosca, NEW @ The Secret Affair!!)
Headpiece 2: Keystone, Woodlander, gold (Aymee Monk, NEW @ The Secret Affair!!)
Headpiece 3: Velvet Whip, Circlet Yellow, 04/common (Reeva Hax, NEW @ The Gorean Gacha!!)
Necklace 1: Lassitude & Ennui, Troque Necklace, dragon/gold (Jackal Ennui, NEW @ The Secret Affair!!)
Necklace 2: The Forge, Harvest Moon, gold (Deccan Arida, NEW @ The Secret Affair!!)
Necklace 3: Storybook, Valeska Necklace, bronze/common (Vix Nirvana, NEW @ Gorean Gacha!!)
Staff: Sweet Lies, Acorn Lantern Fantasy Staff (Hadarah Steamer)
Poses: Kirin Poses, Back to School (Carolina Sautereau, NEW @ Kustom9!!)

Location: Pigeon Island (Public Place), Neverending