All ends are beginnings – News from Truth, Little Bones, Quality Designs and more!

Hi peeps!

I promised I’d blog earlier this time and here I am. :P I wanted to put together something really autumn-y for this one. I hope you like it! I really LOVE this new hair by Truth, I think it is one of the best styles in some time and it comes in two variations: The one shown below and one that has two cute little buns on the right side (viewer’s perspective). Love iiiit. :) Don’t forget to check out the other two releases too!

Also, if any designer reads this, here is a role-player’s plea: Please make MORE rustic, FLAT boots (high shafts/oveknee/thigh high!!) with no zippers and MORE legwarmers with no boots attached for us. Please? :D Please? I promise we really need and buy them!

But, lets see what my avi is wearing in these pics! :)

The hair!

This is a new(ish) style by Little Bones (Nova Faerye) called Nightingale. Usually, I always had issues with Little Bones’ hairshapes, they used to look quite flat on me. I am not sure whether she changed these or if I just got luckier recently (I didn’t change my head’s shape!), but I bought this one and another style yesterday and I like them both a lot. If you look at the demos and vendor pictures in her store, you will notice that her hairs have improved a lot over the past months and have gotten a lot more detailed (thinner, more natural looking strands for example). Back in the days, her hairs usually had very strongly visible roots too which now look a lot more natural imho. I like these textures a lot, especially the highlights. I am not a fan of terribly dry looking textures and these are just well balanced.

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A colourpackage costs 270 Lindens which is a tiny bit more than the usually average price I seem to see everywhere (250 L). The hair comes in two sizes (L basically being the version for big boobies) and each package contains eleven tones so that’s really a nice deal. I very much enjoy both the reds and the blondes. The blondes range from very pale, platinum blondes to slightly reddish, darker tones, so there’s something for everyone in there, imho. I do like the streaks option: The front part of this hair can be textured differently via the streaks option on the HUD and thus give it a more vivid look.

What I do miss is an essentials/basics pack with one to two variations of each colours included. At first I thought the ‘landslide pack’ was precisely this, but looking closely at the texture preview on the prim, it seems to be a certain variation of fading tones and such. Not sure, there was no demo of each HUD included so I cannot really tell. I really think preview HUDS should generally be included in demos, even though it is probably a huge hassle to make those, but they are important for an impression of how a colour/ombre/style might look. Also, I really wish not only the front part could have the streaks applied, but the entire hair. Still, among the top five of my current fav hairs!

The top!

The top I am wearing is a newer release by Quality Designs (Jessie Auer) upon which I just recently stumbled after checking out their store after ages again. I never used to be terribly much impressed with their releases for girls (mostly dresses) but this small top caught my eyes almost instantly: First of all, it’s leather. Second, it has laces, and third, it works well with corsets. YAY! It was pretty cheap too! So all these were valid arguments for me to buy it without even checking for a demo. :P And I really quite like it. The laces are awesome and I really enjoy the rough look of it. The lower part is wide enough to make it fit over most corsets and it’s rustic, rough leather look makes it viable for a TON of various outfits for various characters. A great item for mixing and matching. However! I really do wish the buttons weren’t texture only but actually meshes, too, that would have been insanely neat. Still though, totally an item I personally will wear a lot.

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Hair 1: Little Bones, Nightingale, blondes pack (Nova Faerye, NEW!!)
Hair 2: Truth, Bijou, light blondes (Truth Hawks, NEW!)
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)
Top: Quality Designs, Strapped Leather Top, hazel (Jessie Auer, NEW!!)
Corset: Gizza, Gypsy Set (Giz Seorn)
Pants: Maitreya, Panel leggins V3, earth (Onyx LeShelle)
Skirt: Storybook, Gabrielle Skirt, leather (Vix Nirvana, NEW @ The Fantasy Collective!!)
Legwarmers: Monso, My Leg Warmer, pack 3 (Morphine Janick)
Boots: Coco Designs, Suede Boots, brown (Cocoro Lemon, Groupgift!!)
Sleeves. Yasum Designs, Arm Rap, rare (Azyln Vaher, Gacha!!)
Belt: The Forge, Arwen’s Belt (Deccan Arida)
Bracers: DRD, Medieval Bracers, brown (Jaimy Hancroft)
Pauldrons: Sweet Poison, Daphnale Epaulette, rare (Bella Domela, Gacha!!)
Necklace 1: Lost Junction, Sheridan Necklace, Sophisticate, black (Tala Laval, Gaca!!)
Necklace 2. Ariskea {Melancholy}, Autumn Collections, Necklace Night (Diaxm Resident)
Headpiece 1: Glyph, Taenya Tiara, fall (Adira Spingflower/Cry Hawker)
Headpiece 2: Keystone, Therin, Coppery (Aymee Monk, NEW @ The Seelie Court!!)
Ring: Zenith, Hibiscus Flower Ring (Miffyhoi Rosca)
Bow: LR Weapons, Hazel Bow (Allia Lane/Larion Rhode)

Location: Inspiration Point (Store Location)

No doubts remaining – Mystic Realms Faire Previews! News from Tableau Vivant!

Hey peeps,

finally a new blogpost that isn’t a LONG list of previews but an actual outfit put together. :) The Mystic Realms Faire is approaching fast (starting October 10th!!) and there have been immense amounts of work still waiting for us the past days, so that’s really where I have been spending most of my time. I am extremely happy that the designers came up with so many super awesome items for this event and have put so much effort into it. So far, the feedback has been good (from those already able to access), but I am still terribly nervous for when it opens.

Aside from that, more exciting things happened: Tableau Vivant released the new hairs with the new textures which I mentioned in an earlier post and a new hair store, Entwined, opened its doors. I will soon be showing their items here. :)

The hair!

So, here it is: One of the new hairs released by Tableau Vivant. I know M4ri1yn Magic put a giant amount of work into this (I am sure Aida helped too! ^^) and he actually asked various people for honest feedback…-and- managed to implement the suggestions. The new textures are gorgeous. Slightly shinier and a bit more highlighted than the old ones, and I personally like that a LOT. I am a fan of not too dry looking hair in SL.  I also noticed that M4ri1yn managed to refined and smooth out his styles even more. The hair comes in eleven different colourpackages: The usual hairtones, plus a package containing the basic tones, dip dyes, pastels and various other, funkier colours. Each pack contains 30 (!!!!) different tones/streak variations and costs 250 Lindens. That is one HELL of a deal. The selection of colours in both the red and blondes packages seem to be very balanced so I dare say there is something in there for everyone. I am really, really happy how these turned out! Totally a step up once again. And don’t forget to pick up the new groupgift!!

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The dress!

I was super duper curious to see what Cerberus Noel of GField would come up with for the Mystic Realms Faire since his store isn’t technically a fantasy one. And I had high hopes for sure…and they haven’t been disappointed one bit. This dress is SO damn awesome for combining it (or even wearing it alone, gasp!) with pants or other items, I immediately fell in love. I adore the textures and color variations (four to be precise) he is offering. The belt is hidden underneath the additional weapons-belt that I added, but it adds a very nice detail to this dress. The only small downside I can think of is that I wish the outfit was available in separate pieces too.The whole outfit costs 300L and is solely available at the Mystic Realms Faire for now. I am a fan, and maybe, if we can convince him that we role-players are shoppers too, he will make more for us? :)

The wolf!

See who’s there by my side? May I present you: Wurfel. Wurfel is my new companion pet by Alchemy (Nina Helix/Tyr Rozenblum) and you will soon be able to buy Wurfel’s friends for 450 Lindens at the Mystic Realms Faire. When I saw Wurfel and his friends sitting in the store, I couldn’t resist. His smooth fur and fluent movements are just too cute! And look at those eyes, they seem to say: Buy me! Buy me! Wurfel and his friends come in 6 colours and each one is pretty! It was pure luck for Wurfel that I chose him to be honest, because I couldn’t decide and thus bought blindly. He is very cuddly, barely lags that I noticed and moves by your side. He is terribly cute when he wags his tail, and be glad: He does NOT howl or bark the entire time. You can even cause a small miracle: He can grow and shrink! So, please drop by and give Wurfel’s friends a home too! They all deserve one!

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Hair 1: Tableau Vivant, Amberly, blondes (M4ri1yn Magic, NEW @ Tableau Vivant!!)
Hair 2: Mina Hair, Simone, light blondes (Mina Nakamura, SOON @ Mystic Realms Faire!!)
Ears: The Skinnery, Puki Elongated Ears (Umazuma Metaluna)
Eyes: Adored, Cloud Eyes, Potion B (Constance Daehlie, SOON @ Mystic Realms Faire!!)
Horns: Souzou Eien, Oriax Horns (Draconias Timeless, SOON @ Mystic Realms Faire!!)
Lashes: Snow Rabbit, R6 v. 1.00, attach to nose (Shirousagi Noel)
Eyeliner: Soiree, Last Call Eyeshadow X Liner, bare minimum (Julep Mixemup)
Dress: GField, Elywyn Outfit, forest (Cerberus Noel, SOON @ Mystic Realms Faire!!)
Pants: May’s Soul, The Munchen Pants, green (May Tolsen, NEW @ The Fantasy Room!!)
Boots: Fantavatar & Moonstruck, Medieval Boots (Luna Barak, SOON @ Mystic Realms Faire!!)
Cloak: The Muses, Callon Cloak, brown (Dolce Blackflag, SOON @ Mystic Realms Faire!!)
Bracers: DRD, Medieval Bracers, brown (Jaimy Hancroft, SOON @ Mystic Realms Faire!!)
Pauldrons: ieQED, Nike Pauldrons, bronze (Sigifaust Resident, SOON @ Mystic Realms Faire!!)
Belt: The Forge, Arwen’s Belt (Deccan Arida, SOON @ Mystic Realms Faire!!)
Wreath: Evie’s Closet, Arianwen Wreath, red (Evangeline Miles. SOON @ Mystic Realms Faire!!)
Tiara: Glyph, Taenya Tiara, fall (Adira Spingflower/Cry Hawker, SOON @ Mystic Realms Faire!!)
Necklace 1: Emo-tions, Xana Necklace ( Mirja Mills, SOON @ Mystic Realms Faire!!)
Necklace 2: Axix, Marimba Collar, gazelle (Elise Mannequin, NEW @ Mystic Realms Faire!!)
Ring: Zenith, Hibiscus Flower Ring (Miffyhoi Roscha, NEW @ FaMeshed!!)
Bow: LR Weapons, hazel Bow (Allia Lane/Larion Rhode)
“Wurfel”: Alchemy, Dire Protector, earthen (Nina Helix/Tyr Rozenblum, SOON @ Mystic Realms Faire!!)
Poses: Le Poppycock, Die A Little A/B (Olivia Lalonde, NEW @ The Chapter Four!!)

Location: Grimhaven (Medieval Fantasy Role-Play), Redemption Island

Don’t think I can forgive you – News from The Secret Store, Noodles and more!

Hey peeps!

Sorry that it took me so logn to get this one done. I have been sick the past three days now and am feeling terribly tiered/feverish, so didn’t get around to do it yet. However, I really want to show you the current outfit that I wear, even if it is a tad more outlandish than usual. :)

The top!

The upper part of this dress is actually a minidress which you can currently buy at Collabor88. It is an item provided by Maylee of for The Secret Store and it is super, super cute. Plus, you can easily combine it with pants/long skirts and turn it into a fullfledged dress! :D The price of only 188 Lindens per colour is really decent as well. The dress comes in 10 different colour combinations which are all tasteful and several ones are absolutely fitting for medieval or gorean settings. I like the cut of this top a lot and I can see it worn both combined with other items as a gown as well as a simple tunic in Gor. Maylee is known for her pretty textures and welldone meshes and I think it shows in this dress. Also, despite the somewhat creative cut of the dress, I have experienced noooo alpha issues here. :)

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The bracers!

I am a sucker for detailed, realistic armorpieces. :) Natalee Oodles of Noodles is offering these bracers at the current round of WE LOVE RP and I loooove them. Not only is the texture pretty (I really like the subtle golden/silver pattern) but they are also nicely detailed with buttons and lacings and a double-layered model. :) These make a really cool addition for all kinds of badass outfits, yet they are also pretty enough to pimp some more elaborate and fancy outfits like I did here. They come in ten tasteful color variations together with a matching collar. The price of 225 Lindens is a discount of 25% and only available at WE LOVE RP so come get these. :)

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Hair 1: Truth, Jinx, reds (Truth Hawks, NEW!!)
Hair 2: Lamb, Sacred, reds (Lamb Bellic)
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: The Secret Store, Odyssey Dress, copper (maylee Oh, NEW @ Collabor88!!)
Skirt: Tee*fy, Layla Wrapped Skirt, black (Azure Electricteeth)
Shoes: Remarkable Oblivion, Phalanx Wedges, wheat (AxsisThorn Resident/Nimvade Reisdent, NEW @ Collabor88!!)
Belt: Ingenue, Bertille Belt, noir (Betty Doyle)
Shawl: Lark, Santa Fe Scarf, golden (Sienia Trevellion, NEW @ The Liaison Collaborative!!)
Wreath: ieQED, Rose String Crown, spring, rare (Sigifaust Resident)
Circlet: Keystone, L’thia’s Coins, gold (Aymee Monk)
Necklace 1: Zenith, Rattan Neckbag, brownish tan (Miffyhoi Rosca, NEW @ Kustom9!!)
Necklace 2 (pic 2): Kosh, Olen Necklace (Lynaja Bade)
Necklace 3 (pic 2): Zenith, Golden Pearl Stone Necklace, Caramel Leather (Miffyhoi Rosca)
Bracelets: Keystone, Xani Set, gold/ruby (Aymee Monk, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Ring: EmypreanForge, Sol Flora Ring, gold (EmpyreanForge Resident)
Pauldrons: ieQED, Rose Pauldron, bronze (Sigifaust Resident, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Legharness: Shi, Leg Harness, femme/black (Joy Lapierre)
Bow: EZ Weaponry, Eldar Bow, gold/wood (Deccan Arida)
Poses: Imkea, Violet Pose Pack (NatiWilliams Resident, NEW @ Kustom9!!)

Location: Alirium (Store Location), Alirium

 

I look up to the sky above – News from Spellbound, Zenith and Drift! :)

Hi guys,

a new post and a couple of really pretty dresses. :) This post is a little shorter, but I have some mor eoutfits up my sleeve which hopefully I’ll be blogging soon. I am going to visit my family for a week and well, I am not entirely sure yet if I’ll be able to get on SL there. But lets have a look at what Arica is wearing today! :) Also, stay tuned for a Hair Fair Post soon! :D

The hair!

The hair on the picture below is currently available at Collabor88 and is a new style by Spellbound. The designer, Kohana Xue, relatively recently appeared upon the hair-horizon and her hairs are gorgeous. I am in damn love with her textures, especially because each colour package comes with sooo many options: Ten tones and each one with a roots and a no roots version. Her textures are pretty and the meshes are super smooth, just sometimes her hairs appear to be a bit big on me and they are NOT necessarily always realistic, but…hey. The store is called Spellbound, do you expect realism all over with a name like that? I surely don’t and I love it. The below hair is extra cute. I am not usually a fan of shorter hairs but I couldn’t pas son this one because of the ubercute little braid on the forehead. I love it! :)

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The first dress!

The dress on the picture above is offered by Zenith for Collabor88 as well. Miffyhoi Rosca surely has improved a ton over the past 6 months or so and you can spot her store in more and more events lately. This dress is really, really plain cute. I love the ruffles on the chest and I personally like the slim waist and the fact that you can so easily add a waist belt there. The pattern on the lower end are really welldone and cute. I did however notice some weird alphas issue. I am wearing the dress in XS, but I had the same problem with S and even M: The boobs stick through! And granted, I already did make my boobs a lot smaller, down to 25. I am not sure, but I think that is something that needs fixing but I think it is manageable. (I simply used an additional alpha). I for sure think this dress is gorrrrrgeous. :)

The second dress!

The second dress is an item by Kallisto Destiny for Drift Fantasy and is available at WE LOVE RP.  It is a template, yes. I don’t care. (/rant on) I am tired of the rant about templates and I think unless a designer is able to manage to do EVERY part of their creation themselves on an equally high level, they should probably stop belittling those that use templates. Using pre-made animations/scripts/textures is no different and just as ‘reptitive’. No one wants the same anims in every item either nor the same textures. I’ll prefer a wonderfully textured template dress over a wonderful mesh with mediocre textures. (/rant off) And this dress is really pretty imho. It comes in several different colours and the template has a very pretty design, perfect for fantasy and for mixing and matching. It had a very, very low cut cleavage on the back.  I like that Kallisto managed to pull off a texture that isn’t really silk, but looks still very extravagant and chic. It is fitted mesh and I detected a strange issue: When my boobs are small, they poke through! Even with the alpha. When I make my boobs bigger, they stop doing that. I figure I still have no idea how fitted mesh works but this confused me greatly. :D I think Kalli made a really nice entrance to the fantasy community with this offer of hers. :D

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Outfit 1:

Hair: Spellbound, Toothbrush, reds (Kohana Xue, NEW @ C88!!)
Dress: Zenith, Bohemian Summer, brown (Miffyhoi Rosca, NEW @ C88!!)
Belt: Teefy, Ruffles Antique Thin Belt (Azure Electricteeth)
Headpiece: OrsiniRed, Peony Wings, noir (Hatili Ishtari, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Face Adornment: The Forge, Face Art, gold (Deccan Arida)
Necklace: Yummy, Safari Wood Beads (Polyester Partridge, NEW @ C88!!)
Hand Jewelry: Aisling, Darshana (Druunah Esharham, Damian Kleiner, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Upper Arms: Tia, Mjolnir, gold (Tia Biscuit, Gacha!!)
Bracers: The Annex, Bracers Suede, brown (TheAnnex Resident, SOON at The Secret Affair!!)
Bag: Zenith, Leather National Minority Bag, brownish tan (Miffyhoi Rosca, NEW @ C88!!)
Sandals: Just Design, Roma, red (Davidefre Resident, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Kitty: Birdy, Sushi Kitties, Fish all gone (Nina Helix, NEW @ The Chapter Four!!)

Outfit 2:

Hair: Truth, Dasha, reds (Truth Hawks, NEW!!)
Dress: Drift Fantasy, Royal Reign, red (Kallisto Destiny, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Headpiece 1: Luminary, Happily Ever After, gold (Augurer Resident, NEW @ Fit For A Princess!!)
Headpiece 2 (flowers+ veil): The Annex, Floreal Headband, creme (The Annex Resident, SOON @ The Secret Affair!!)
Horns: The Plastik, Nyraxis Horns, stark (Aikea Rieko, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Collar: Aisling, Chandra Collar, gold (Druunah Esharham, Damian Kleiner, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Upper Arms: Noodles, Clara Arm Chain, bronze (Natalee Oodles)
Bracers: The Annex, Bracers Suede, brown (TheAnnex Resident, SOON at The Secret Affair!!)
Hand Jewelry: Aisling, Darshana (Druunah Esharham, Damian Kleiner, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Pauldrons: The Muses, My Lady, red/silver (Dolce Blackflag, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)

Worn in both pictures:

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)
Poses: Marukin, Poppy Set (Valencia Southard, NEW @ C88!!)

Locations: Beaumont Construction and Pigeon Island

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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I want to see the stars – News from Purple Moon, Eudora 3D and lots of hairs! :)

Heya peeps,

two more weeks until it’s finally the end of the schoolyear and I get to have a six week summer break. It’s about time, I am TIRED. :D Life is busy atm but I still managed to put together this outfit which is somewhat unusual and I really like it because of that! :)

Lets have a glimpse!

The squirrel!

This squirrel by Anya Ohmai for !Ohmai is adorable. I am not usually a BIG fan of the giant influx of plushies al over the place, but some always manage to stick out and this is one of them for sure. For this steampunk inspired outfit it is perfect. :) I love the incredibly welldone textures as well as the generally – somewhat unnatural- cute shape…plus the mini goggles! :) It comes with various options to hold and rez it and certainly is a good companion for anyone who like ssteampunksih outfits..or maybe plays a pilot? :)

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The dress!

This dress by Purple Moon (Poulet Koenkamp) is, imho, a proof that templated clothing in SL does not equal uncreative and boring outfits.  It comes in two parts, the upper jacket and the lower skirt, so it can be worn and combined separately. I LOVE this dress. I love that it has the hi-low cut so that it displays your legs while still not being too sexy. :) There are far too few of these kinds of skirts out there! I really like the texture of the jacket. The skirt is nice too, but for me the jacket beats it since I am suck a sucker for leathers. :) This template also comes with a great deal of little details, for example the ruffled part on the belly and the metal applications. Pretty! And the best part is, it is an RFL item at Fashion For Life, which means a set percentage gets donated. :)

The boots!

Eudora 3D is a store that has been around for little more than a year by now. In my opinion, Eudora3D Resident is one of the best shoe-designers in SL hands down. His designs are incredibly real looking and the textures are so, so awesome. These shoes are SO perfect for victorian or steampunkish styled avatars. They come in two different colour packs with 12 texture options each. Each package is 650 Lindens, the fatpack is 950 Lindens, which is one hell of a deal. :D Their shoes are not on the cheapie side of the scale but still very reasonably priced for the awesome quality you get and the myriad of options. If you compare the whole package you buy here with similarily priced shoes elsewhere, you will realize they aren’t really expensive at all. I really hope Eudora will make more medievalish boots soon! Hint, hint, hint! :P

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Hair 1: Truth, Hope, colours (Truth Hawks, NEW!!)
Hair 2: Tableau Vivant, Lindgren, fall (M4ri1yn Magic, NEW @ The Fantasy Collective!!)
Hair 3: Magika, Serene, Unnaturals (Sabina Gully)
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)
Eyeliner 2: Mons, Eyeliner Royal, black (Ekilem Melodie)
Dress: PurpleMoon, Time Traveller (Poulet Koenkamp, NEW @ Fashion for Life!!)
Leggings: Kyoot, Hollander Leggings, basil (Saeya Nyanda)
Boots: Eudora3D, Victoria Boots (Eudora3D Resident)
Belt: The Forge, Bayram Belt, rare (Deccan Arida, Gacha!!)
Pauldron: The Forge, Darkur Arm Guard, brown/leather, rare (Deccan Arida, Gacha!!)
Goggles: !Ohmai, Steampunk Squirrel Goggles, human version (Anya Ohmai)
Squirrel: !Ohmai, Steampunk Chestnut Squirrel (Anya Ohmai)
Eyepatch: Contraption, Gavin’s Monocle (Faust Steamer)
Telescope: Anc LtD., b.b.t.b Telescope, rose (Aki69 Resident, Gacha!!)
Horn-Decor: The Forge, Aphrodite’s Horns, gold/white (Deccan Arida, Gacha @ Tales of Fantasy!!)
Headpiece: Keystone, Aglaea, gold (Aymee Monk)
Rings: Kunglers, old TDRF item
Necklace: Zenith, Geometry Stone Necklace, light gold (Miffyhoi Rosca)
Poses: Imeka, Various sets (NatiWilliams Resident)

Locations: Goatswood, New Babbage, The Golden Oriole

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