Monday, 30 December 2013

New from The.Plastik at Frost and TDRF

I've been having more issues with taking photos in the last few days - sometimes the image comes out completely scrambled, sometimes almost completely black with just a few meshes showing, or sometimes there'll be a transparent space where my arms, head, or entire body should be.

This could be cool if I wanted to make a surrealist art statement, but as I just want to grab a few nice pics featuring fun clothes 'n' things, it's VERY frustrating. In between times, I did manage to squeeze out some pics with intact and visible body parts, so phew. Next will be final post in the crayon colour challenge, I hope...

This post, I'm slinking around in the corset-y Karmiel mesh bodysuit from The.Plastik, which makes a great alternative camisk. It's currently at The.Plastik's booth at the F R O S T fair which runs until 5 January. You'll find the Slink nail appliers I used (close-up of just one of the options after the jump), and lots of special limited editions of recent releases like the Morgana gowns or Furia dresses.

You might also want to check out the two gift trees at Frost, under which you'll find freebies and dollarbies from the fair participants.

Saturday, 28 December 2013

The djinn

Augurer, formerly of The Library, has started up the .Luminary. line, and sent the inventive Cwen outfit out to bloggers. It was created in response to a customer request, and to me it has a flavour of the Middle East - almost like a shalwar kameez.

The outfit consists of the main one-piece, plus separate shoulder piece, and of course alpha.

The overskirt is transparent mesh which doesn't work so well for me - I suspect it might be another mac problem (if anyone on a PC wants to chime in, please do!). So, in the second photo, I used a heavy hand with the blur tool in photoshop. As the outfit is mod (yay!), it's possible to make the skirt opaque if desired.

I did mess around with my shape a bit to achieve optimal fit for this outfit, but I don't mind doing that. If you'd rather not, make sure you try the demo and are happy with it.

Thursday, 26 December 2013

Soedara's Saga of Valkyrja

Some photos of Soedara's Saga of Valkyrja chastity belt - silks outfit. I have to say, it's a total steal of an oufit, as you basically get the equivalent of a fatpack for 450L!

At the moment, there are two sets of the outfit, both with gold metal. Set 1 includes the silk colours creamy, pink, white, lilac, blue, apple, red, and yellow. Set 2 has peach, soft pink, silvery, mint, icy, lavender, and black.

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Christmas gifts

Merry Christmas! This is a quick post to share some Christmas gifts with you... the Advent calendars have come to an end at Krystal, so you can grab the last tiara and last gown on on the boards for 0L. (The other items are still available for 10-40L each.)

The necklace and earrings are a gift from House of Rain - look for the blue box under the tree.

The skin is a special holiday offer from La Petite Morte - a special edition of Reagan for just 50L.

Also, if you get a chance, check out the giving circle gifts at Fallen Gods -  there are gifts from Fallen Gods, Libertine, Boudoir, Evie's Closet and more!

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Always winter, but never Christmas

It's never Christmas in Narnia, but it is here... Merry Christmas!

The amazing creations at Evie's Closet certainly make it something of an enchanted wardrobe, and just until 26th December you can avail of a great offer.

If you buy the special Iseult winter gown for 500L, you will receive the same amount in store credit.

(I immediately spent most of my credit on a set of the new Tauriel outfit!)

The coat is from Junbug at The Seraphim Social (don't delay, the round is over in a few days) and the hair is another characterful new release from Calico. Some of the ornaments are part of the hair (the leaf, feather and twig clusters) while the forehead diadem is a separate piece.

You really can customize this to your heart's content, as the hair-hud allows you to select colours for the overall hair texture, roots, and dreadlocks. You can also remove the dreadlocks if you like, and the hud facilitates really easy tinting. There are also then lots of different options for the leaves, feathers, twigs and diadem jewel, while the diadem metal can be silver or gold.

Monday, 23 December 2013

Events coming up in the new year

I applied for, and got accepted as, a blogger for the Fantasy Gacha Carnival, yay! The insane amounts of envy I experienced on seeing various fabulous items on other blogs were my main motivation for this. The event seems to be getting better and better with each round too.

The event doesn't open till February 1 though, so you've plenty of time to recover from the holidays. Cheeky Pea's participation in the event has just been announced, and you can look forward to offerings from Cheeky Pea, On a Lark, Deviance, The Forge, May's Soul, and loads more. See the full list (four pages) here!

We Love Role-Play will be taking a break in January, so you have until 31 December to take advantage of discounts at the current round, before a new round starts on 4 February.

The Fantasy Collective will be having a 'mini-round' starting on 20 January, while the next full round will start on 20 February. More details nearer the time!

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Inspiration Point hunt & shoes from Lassitude & Ennui

So in-between grabbing Advent gifts last night, I wandered over to the Inspiration Point sim hunt and scored a bunch of stuff for 0L.

It's not specifically RP-oriented but there are some very nice items you'll be able to incorporate into a look (and probably do a better job than me!) My favourites include the fur collar and muff from The Secret Store, plus the silk tees from House of Fox. HOF also have a fabulous, sleek red dress/tunic as a hunt prize.

I finished the look with skirts from an older Evie's Closet outfit and gorgeous shoes from Lassitude & Ennui, which are at the current round of  We Love Role-Play (close-up after the jump).

Both hunt and W<3RP run until 31 January, so hopefully you'll find some time over the holidays to check them out, if you so desire!

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Free skins!

The 7 Deadly s{K}ins  VIP group is free to join at the moment (usually 99L), and there's a whole year's worth of group gifts out!

Head to the mainstore,  and grab a landmark to the VIP room where you will find some gifts on the walls and some under the tree.

This offer probably won't last very long so take advantage while you can.

Misery and mountains, arrows and bows

I can't keep up with all the fab new releases at Soedara - this outfit, Mountain Dweller, is about three releases old now, at least.

It's another great winter outfit, including short and long cloaks, mesh skirt and two versions of a mesh top, uggie boots, armwarmers, circlet and a horn. There are two versions of the horn - one is scripted so click it for horn-blowing animation and sound (it's pretty fun).

The outfit doesn't include the thigh pouch (part of Soedara's Nudzahui) or the dagger (old hunt prize from Primus).

By the way, I love the skin in these pictures. Lorde from Essences is just out at The Dressing Room Fusion for the bargain price of 70L. There are three different makeups, but unfortunately my Lindens ran out after the first one! (I tried to buy more, but got an error. Grrr. Oh well, TDRF is open for a couple of weeks...)

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Crayon Colour Challenge: Week 51, Polished Pine

Polished Pine

Look at all the lovely greens in this photo.

One of them must match, damnit!!!

Dress: Lucifer's Heart - Paige
Shrug: Shack - Kirtle (old hunt prize)
Hair-comb: LaGyo - Hummingbird comb
Necklace: LaGyo - Hummingbird necklace
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands
Hair (&bow): LeLutka- HELEN - BlondeFun
Shape: Self-made Skin: Birdy. Brooke skin ~Pure~ (Sunshine) VIP gift
Lipstick: Aeva - Glossy Kiss Lips - Candy Kiss
Eyes: IKON Lucid Eyes - Coffee (L)

Pose by Kirin (Florence pack)
Photo taken at  Alirium

Lady Leather - new from Junbug!

New from Junbug is the Lady Leather outfit. It's an original mesh tunic with mesh skirt add-ons - so you can be a lady by day and a huntress by night (or vice versa).

It makes me think of the old black and white film The Wicked Lady, featuring a 17th century beauty who gets up to all sorts of naughtiness as a highway-woman.

Slurl to Junbug

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Crayon Colour Challenge: Week 50, Sugar Plum

Sugar Plum

Ok, I think I managed to get a fairly close colour match this week - thanks to a Kunglers top I picked up in the Dressing Room Fusion quite a while ago.

The rest of the outfit comprises a older sculpt skirt I grabbed in Fishy Strawberry when their sale was on, arm warmers from On a Lark's Beau outfit, fur shrug from Indyra's Claudette outfit, and a hat from Milk Motion at the current round of C88. (It started out white, but I tinted it.)

Top: Kunglers - TDRF #019 - Blouse S - GrapeHat: Milk Motion -  faux fur hat - white fox  (tinted)
Skirt: Fishy Strawberry - Wild Nature Skirt - Brown
Armwarmers: On a Lark -  Beau Arm Warmer ~ Coal
Fur shrug: Claudette Fur Shrug - Coffee

Shape: Self-made
Hair:  LaViere- Nadia/JetBlack
Skin: Glam Affair - Vera skin - America - FLF (old Fifty Linden Friday offer)
Eyes: Ikon - Lucid Eyes - Coffee

Pose by Ploom (Fancy set)
Photo taken at Dawn of Radiance / Lucky Paradise

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Sun on snow

So many events, so little time!

The gown is from the current round of  at The Dressing Room Fusion but if you like it, better hurry, as there are only a few days left before the round changes over. It's from Glow Studio and available in three different colours, only 70L each.

The parasol starring in these pictures is from Okami at  We Love Role-Play, while the hair is from Mina at the same event. The rings and necklace are from The Forge at the fabulous Jewelry and Accessory Expo, and the nails are part of The Plastik's newest releases exclusively at Frost.

Free stuff, group gifts, and a dollarbie

I've been spending a lot of lindens lately (Arcade, Jewelry Expo, C88 etc etc...) so before I splashed out again, I thought I do some economising! Today's post features two looks which altogether cost a total of 1L.  A lot of the items are gifts from free-to-join groups, one is a dollarbie, and some are advent prizes.

The first look (very Merida!) features a dollarbie gown from Creative Chaos. The second look (after the jump) is a slave girl group gift from Delicious, there are a lot more ways to wear it, and the group is free to join, as always.

Hair for both, and the earrings from the second look, are prizes from the Emo-Tions group advent board. (It's just been switched form a current-day-only board to one which will give you all past gifts also. It can be a little laggy though, so you will probably need to wait a little while for delivery. (I'd suggest not slapping all the boards at once - maybe wait a bit in-between. And only slap each once or it will lag the system even more!)

Another cool thing about it - the gifts are either unisex or include female and male gifts.

Skins are group gifts from Al Vulo or YS&YS, and the poses are from the Advent gifts at Picture This. Again, you can also get the older gifts, and not just the current day's, and you don't even need to be a group member.

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Crayon colour challenge: Week 49, Winter Wizard

Winter Wizard

Ooops. For no good reason, I have fallen behind with the colour challenge again.

I'm breaking one of my self-imposed challenge rules again, as I've used (a different colour of) this top previously. For another colour challenge post. Double ooops.

The top in quest is from The Plastik, as are the jeans (jeans! on this blog! I know, shocking, right?!). The Atlass jeans are a new release, and I won't tell anyone you're wearing them on your RP sim if you don't.

Also; more beauties from  Jewelry and Accessory Expo - this time a set (necklace, earrings, bracelets, ring) from E-Clipse. The shoes are from Easterling by Cristine Easterling of the Slave Dressing Room blog and clothing line.

More about the crayon colour challenge on Softpaw's blog.

PS I've been drinking. Does it show?

Thursday, 12 December 2013

The Raven Goddess

This post is a liberal interpretation of a raven goddess figure - specifically the Morrigan, the mysterious and elusive Celtic deity associated with war and sovereignty (not to be confused with Morgana le Fay from Arthurian legend).

The images were inspired by this amazing headdress from Emo-tions which has definitely got the 'wow' factor. I picked it up at the Jewelry and Accessory Expo a couple of days ago and was really taken aback by the amount of talent and creativity on display there. 

On a more critical note, I did find the Expo layout quite difficult to follow and wasn't at all impressed by the 'teaser vendors' - showing items coming in 4 days, 10 days etc. I appreciate the organisers want to maintain traffic for the duration of the event, but I'm not sure that's a good way to do it.

Hopefully the organisers will review these ahead of next year's event, because apart from those niggles, I was very impressed and spent quite a few lindens. I'm also very pleased that the Expo gachas gave out quite a few rares :D  There are also lots of gifts and dollarbies around the stores too, so even if you're broke, it's worth going to check out.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Gifts at the 25L Holiday Bazaar

You've probably seen or heard about the 25L Holiday Bazaar already (the Good Gorean has featured some outfits in this post)... I finally got round to sticking my head in last night.

Because I'm an inveterate freebie hound, the first thing I did was scoop up all the gifts from under the tree at the landing point. (I'm back there tonight to check the actual offers!) There are all sort sorts of lush role-play oriented gifts from your favourite 25L Tuesday merchants.

The event runs until 13 December - not long - so don't delay and take your taxi to the event!

Note: You will get booted from the sim if you exceed the 100 script limit (a really generous limit in my opinion)!

PS Just discovered there are even more gifts in some of the stores around the bazaar... happy days!

Monday, 9 December 2013


Docile Kiyoshi is new from Soedara, and is Marbella's first camisk for Pani slaves. Appropriately, the outfit has subtle oriental inflections, most obviousin the hair ornaments and accompanying shoes.

As is typical for Soedara, you get a lot of different options for your money. The 'versatile' packs have a hud which allows you to choose between 8 different textures for your outfit. These include various plain, sheer, and gold-embellished options. The pictures show two of the 'versatile' options - pink and black.

If you go for the 'prints' option, you have one damask-fabri texture for your outfit, but 8 different colours! Either way, the outfit is 325L.

Also included are a hair flower and fan-shaped hair ornament, necklace, armbands, bracelets, and the afore-mentioned shoes and huds. (NB The anklets are borrowed from another Soedara outfit.)

Sunday, 8 December 2013

More from We Love Role-Play

Some fabulous stuff in this round of We Love Role-Play. I have to admit to really liking everything in these pictures.

The hair is from Calico, and it's another fabulous style. This colour is from one of the new W<3RP exclusive packs (bistre from the Darks pack). As well as changing your hair shade, the hud allows you to tint your hair, and to change the colours of the headband, the beads and the metal dangle. I just love the textures in this hair too - honestly, they look so real.

The jewelry (Chloes Collier necklace and silver cuff bracers) from Enfant Terrible are also really customisable. They're available in five base colours, and once you've bought your set you choose from any of 12 textures, or two (necklace) or three (cuffs) sets of gems.

Saturday, 7 December 2013

New at The Plastik

The Plastik - Ilazriel bodysuit in Padme
Among the newest releases over at The Plastik are these two bodysuits - I think you could probably get away with them on a GE sim!

One of the two outfits is mesh - Ilazriel - and it does seem to run a little large, so try the demo. I usually wear size S in mesh, but I went down to the XS and think it fits really well.

Nynaeve is the system clothing layer bodysuit and looks quite different (well, as different as 'hardly any fabric' can look!). I personally prefer the mesh, but check 'em out and see what you think...

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Junbug at Geeks 'n' Nerds fair

If you want to get down to the Geeks 'n' Nerds fair you'd better hurry - it only runs for a couple more days until December 8th.

What I really love about the Zelda outfit is that all the pieces are separate - boots, breeches and doublet. So you can mix and match as you please.  The beautiful Cersei gown meanwhile is inspired by Game of Thrones / ASOIAF but it as it's perfectly modest it's suitable for lots of roles.

Slurl to Geeks 'n' Nerds fair

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Round 8 of We Love Role-Play now open... and a new gown from TWA!

It's late (again!) so not too many words tonight.

Round 8 of We Love Role-Play has just opened, with discounted items from lots of your favourite fantasy and roleplay creators. This round, you will find some extra cheapies and freebies in celebration of the holidays. Check under the trees in each of the buildings.

Featured items in this post include skin from La Petite Morte, hair from Mina, and the beautiful Ensorcelled piercing necklace from Ellabella.

The gown isn't at the event, rather it's a recent release from The White Armory called 'Moors of Winterfell', and it's available in a range of different colours. I'm wearing 'Nightshade', a northern-feeling black and sepia combination!

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Free from Just a Girl at Port Haifa

Just a Girl is vendor of the week at Port Haifa and there's not one but two free gift outfits to be picked up over the next few days. Both are wintry outfit - one is similar to a classic kirtle while the other is more like a camisk.

You'll find both just at the docks at Port Haifa - the special stall is almost right in front of you as you step off the ship. Wander a little bit further and you'll come across the freebies section with gifts from Shack, Delicious and others.

The hair featured is another gift - Truth recently sent out a variety pack of the Fernanda hair as a subscribo group gift. If you aren't a member, you can still sign up (free!) and retrieve the hair from the past notices.

Monday, 2 December 2013

Crayon Colour Challenge: Week 48, Quick Silver

Quick Silver

For this round of the colour challenge, it's probably fairly obvious that I focused on the 'Silver' and I kind of ended up with a Hollywood glamour (silver screen!) look.

The gown is from Molichino, which is marketplace only at the moment as far as I know. You've likely seen the fur stole featured a lot - it's from Ryvolter, was part of a previous C88 round, and is pretty damn fabulous. The necklace from Yummy is at the current round of C88 so you have only a few days to get down there if you want it!

More info about the crayon colour challenge at Softpaw's blog.

Gown: Molichino - Rhoda Gown
Necklace:  Yummy -  Metal and Diamonds - Night
Fur stole: Ryvolter - Mink Princess Stole - Snow
Hair: LeLutka -MAGDALEN hair - BurntShape: Tuty's - Gong Li
Skin: Belleza- Millie Skin
Eyes: IKON Eternal Eyes - Olive

Pose by oOo Studio
Photo taken at  Humanoid (skybox)

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Soedara's objects of desire

Just catching up with recent releases from Soedara - one of which is the opulent Gayat al-Muna chalwar and the matching tiara (sold separately).

If you read the enclosed notecard, you'll see that Gayat al-Munu means 'object of desire', hence the name of the post... and these objects from Soedara are very desirable indeed.

The clothing set contains mesh harem pants, belly chain, several version of the mesh top in different sheerness levels, necklace, earrings, armbands and bracelets.

Thursday, 28 November 2013

The Fantasy Collective: OrsiniSun's Eyes of the Forest

The Fantasy Collective is is still going strong (I'm not altogether sure when this round ends!)

This outfit is from OrsiniSun, and could be great for lots of characters - leastwise the ones of whom modesty is not demanded. It's called Eyes of the Forest and comes in black, wine, or blue. The outfit includes mesh bottoms, sculpt top, mask, necklace and armband.

I've accessorised with a blowdart from [EZ] Weaponry, Persefona's circlet (free at the Christmas Market) and Glam Affair's Ballerina vanity feet.

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Crayon colour challenge: Week 47, Tardis Blue

Tardis Blue

Okay, a confession: this post might have been a tiny bit cheat-y. When I checked the colour in-world, this outfit completely matched it. But it doesn't really match the hexi web colour. HMM. So, I used a lot of saturation on the image, and now it pretty much matches. Yay!

The outfit in question is Belly Dancer from Luas. It comes with anklets as well - but I ditched them to show off the Ballerina feet from Glam Affair! I convinced myself not to buy the fatpack and went with the black vinyl and red fabric instead - I figured I'd use those the most.

More info about the Crayon Colour Challenge on Softpaw's blog

Outfit: Luas - Belly Dancer  -teal
Feet / shoes: Glam Affair - Vanity Feet - Ballerina - Vinyl OnyxHair: LeLutka-SERENA  - Jessica
Shape: Self-made
Skin: Glam Affair - Elvi - Jamaica - 01 E
Eyelashes: Aeva - Eyelashes // Short Lashes
Lipstick: Aeva - HS Chloe Lipsticks : Chocolate
Eyes: IKON Destiny Eyes - Maya (L)

Pose by Glitterati (from Bitch set)
Photo taken at Oasis of Two Scimitars

We Love Role-Play reminder

Another event reminder - We Love Role-Play round 7 is in its final days (fret not, the new round opens on 4 December, and as it's the holiday season there might be some nice surprises...).

Chimeric Fashions (who are new to event as far as I know) have three beautiful masks as their offering. I took the ornate Gatto mask to the obvious location - Vexexia!

The dress is by The Library, bracers and tiara are from GSpot (now rebranding to Enfant Terrible). The necklace, meanwhile, is also a tiara - but copied, reattached and edited to be a necklace. I think it works quite well! It's from Epoque.

Friday, 22 November 2013

Brown eyes

I don't often do posts like this - with lots of layering - because it makes me feel like a cheap imitation of other, better bloggers!

However, at the risk of being accuse of copycatting (almost as bad as copybotting), I wanted to show you what Peqe's Elven outfit looks like when you're not running around half-naked. As you can see, it makes a nice over-tunic.

Also at The Fantasy Collective is the Eldar Armour from The Forge - I've used just part of it here, on shoulders and upper arms. The bow and quiver are from Pucca Firecaster Creations, at We Love Role-Play.

Enchantment reminder

This post is just a quick reminder that you only have until the end of the month to shop at Enchantment's first round, inspired by the story of Snow White.

All the items at the event are exclusive and will never be available in the same form again.

In the pictures are the Snow White gown from The Annex, Blanka hair from Mina, Snow White & Blood Red jewelry from Ellabella, and the Snow Skin from Birdy. Full credits after the jump!

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Crayon Colour Challenge: Week 46, Metallic Sunburst

Metallic Sunburst

I'm wearing a bunch of clothes from The.Plastik tonight, so I guess it's a good time to remind you that there's just a couple of days left in their retirement sale. Everything on the second floor of the main building has been discounted 50-75% to make way for new releases coming this Friday.

The mesh sweater, which is my colour match, was a lucky find in The.Plastik's Halloween hunt, but it is one of the items included in the sale. (You now get a colour pack of 4 or 5 different shades or prints for 199L). You can probably guess, this wouldn't be one of my favourite colours, so I'm very grateful this was in the hunt!

The skin I'm using is a current special offer too - Aeva have released 3 tones of a special makeup from upcoming skin line Una. Each is only 50L on Aeva's cart at The Wash. As it's a preview, it doesn't have any appliers yet, but it does have clothing layer lingerie!

More info about the crayon colour challenge over on Softpaw's blog.

Sweater: The.Plastik-Astreia Sweater // Dijan
Shirt: The.Plastik - Ambrice Corset-J-Patchwork/Brown

Pants: The.Plastik - Stardust Pants://s:Tigah
Boots: Bliensen + MaiTai - Calamity Jane - Ankle Boot - Black
*Earrings: Ellabella - Nahimana's Autumn Earring 

Necklace: .mala. - hamsa boho necklace
Hair: !lamb -  Stay Don't Go (Mesh) - Ink
Shape: Self-made
Skin: Aeva - Una ~ Honey // Smudged  (at The Wash)
Eyes: IKON - Ardent Eyes - Pewter

Pose: Ma Vie

*Review copy

The Fantasy Collective: Peqe and May's Soul

Another couple of items from The Fantasy Collective! The, um, robe I'm wearing is Elven from Peqe. It's a good job elves don't feel the cold, as this is outfit definitely plays with the whole concealing/revealing thing.

Of course, you don't have to wear it like this - you can layer it up and wear it as a tunic (in fact I took another set of pics doing just that, they'll be up in a couple of days).

The circlet and necklace are the Elven jewelry set from May's Soul, and you choose either gold (shown here) or silver options. The belt is in the same range but it's not at TFC, it's at the Gorean Room until the end of month.

Once again, I'm The Skinnery's Bella skin, this time in the Winter makeup (you can see the Fall makeup and the Spring makeup in the last two posts).

More pics and full credits after the jump!

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

The Fantasy Collective: Geek and ieQED

The Fantasy Collective is open NOW to update group members - it's free to join, so if you'd like to get in ahead of tomorrow's official opening, sign up! If you'd like to see some of the items on offer before you head over, you can check this round's catalogue on the official blog.

Here's a look at another couple of items from the event - first up, the 'Fail' outfit from Geek, which is perfect for panthers or low slaves. It comes in a range of colours - brown in the first pic, and peach after the jump. The outfit includes a mesh top and skirt (with optional bow) and a twig belt. There's also some tattoo layer warpaint (not shown here).

The twig crown and necklace from ieQED (formerly Handverk) come in two variations - with or without the red berries.

The skin is the almost the same as my last post - I used a different makeup from The Skinnery's Bella line (also at the event). This time it's Spring/Summer Fairy in the slightly darker toffee tone.

Not at the event, but still fabulous, are the wonderful Mantha hair from Calico and the Ailida bangles from The Forge.

Slurl to The Fantasy Collective

Sunday, 17 November 2013

The Fantasy Collective: On a Lark, The Skinnery, Keystone, The Stringer Mausoleum

Okay, I hope you haven't spent all your linden dollars at Shoetopia, because The Fantasy Collective opens in a couple of days on 20 November (join the  update group in-world for early access) and you will definitely want some of the lush clobber that's on offer.

Today's post shows you a couple of colourways of the Navanna gown from On a Lark. When I opened the preview notecard, honestly, my reaction was 'wow', and I had a hard time picking out a favourite colour. Or two. The mesh gown features a full skirt, laced sleeves and William Morris-inspired bodice! There's a hud-controlled texture-change matching veil, and a gacha necklace.

Also pictured are two versions of The Stringer Mausoleum's Briar Bird Wreath, and Keystone's Woodland circlet. The circlet also comes with a texture-change hud, so I will have to play around with that in a future post!

Finally, the skin is from The Skinnery, and it comes in two different tones and three different makeups. I went for the paler honey tone, and the Fall makeup, which has a lovely peachy glow underlying those delicate leaf markings.

I'll post the slurl to The Fantasy Collective (official blog here) nearer the time. In the meantime, there's lots more pictures after the jump!

Free skin at Rozena - last day

Oops, just got round to reading my notecards - today (17th November) is the last day you can pick up this free gift skin from Rozena. As far as I know, you don't need to be a group member. Just buy the skin for 0L!

Slurl to Rozena

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Reshmaan camisk and silks from Soedara

So, I was having some problems with taking pictures, possibly because I changed some debug settings to try and improve graphics.  I downloaded the new Firestorm Beta and got some... interesting results. Such as, photos where everything is black except the meshes. Or photos where everything is normal except my avatar has no face. Aaaarrgghh!

Anyway, this camisk and silks set is a recent release from Soedara, and it is packed full of things to play with as always. There are at least three different versions of the camisk, in sheer, semi-sheer, and normal. (Note: Thanks to changes in the viewer, you'll need to have advanced lighting enabled in graphic preferences to see the transparency. Hopefully this will be fixed soon.)

There's a hud so you can change the saturation level of the camisk colour, two belts, one of which is simple and one which has hud-controlled colour change beads. There are also a variety of silks to add - long or short. They're mod, so you can change the transparency as you please, and match it up to the camisk if you like.

Beautiful jewelry too - as well as the gold belts, there are simple armbands, anklets and a collar (scripted and unscripted versions). There's a lovely long necklace also, and a diadem with a stone coloured to match the outfit.

Thursday, 14 November 2013

The dashing Duchess

!dM deviousMind  is the sister clothing company to (*chanimations, and this month they're offering the Duchess C. Influx steampunk gown for a discounted price at We Love Role-Play.

It's got striking grungy textures and a distinctive shape, but with that flounce in front, it might be a little revealing for a historically accurate Victorian sim. You could try another skirt under it though, of course! 

The matching top hat is included with the gown, while the boots are another colour from BeetleBones at this round of Collabor88, while the jewelry should be appearing in the AZE mainstore any day now.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Upcoming event: The Fantasy Collective!

The Fantasy Collective is a brand new event featuring exclusive versions of new mesh items from some of your favourite designers. These items will be strictly limited, so you will only be able to find them (in that form) at the event!

The event will run every other month, and the very first one ever is coming soon, opening on 20 November. (The next one after that will be in January.)

Designers confirmed for this round include Enfant Terrible (formerly GSpot), The Forge, Junbug, La Petite Morte, The Library, Apsara/Bilo, On a Lark, May's Soul, The Skinnery and more... full list of designers confirmed so far pasted below, after the jump.

Keep up-to-date with developments on the official The Fantasy Collective website or by joining the update group in-world. Joining the group will give you early access, so I highly recommend it!

I'll post the slurl nearer to the time.

Monday, 11 November 2013


Yay! Pretty flexies!
I wanted to show you some particular items tonight, so I kind of threw together a look. The items in question are a new handbag from Junbug and a jewelry set from AZE.

What both pieces have in common is their essential 'prettiness' - both are delightfully feminine and delicately colourful.

The AZE jewelry set is inspired by Victorian magic lanterns - a kind of slideshow. The necklace shows a rendition of the actual projector, so it might be best kept to contemporary, Victorian or steampunk sims. The earrings and bracelets don't have this reference though so can be worn anywhere!

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Take back the life that they stole

With a heart that always fails
My love's gone off all the rails
Like a ship without a sail
Sinking underneath the wave 

It's sleepy time, so, very quickly - the Persephone mesh tank top and jacket combo are a new release from The.Plastik and it looks like a really useful wardrobe addition. Trying the jacket as modesty cover-up with some gowns is on my to-do list for sure.

The scary shoulder-pads are from We<3RP, and they come from ieQED, formerly known as Handwerk.

Also featured in the pictures - the new Elven shield and not-so-new Izo katana from EZ Weaponry, and the perennially popular Boadicea's Bracelets and Boadicea's Belt from The Forge.

Oh and I can't forget the boots! They're at C88 and I have a pair almost completely like them in RL so I couldn't resist. They're from Beetlebones and a complete steal at 88L.

As always, more pics after the jump!

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Crayon Colour Challenge: Week 45, Rose Quartz

Rose Quartz

Another late night, anoher quick post!

The outfit in this picture I picked up just about a week ago, when this silk was the 25L Tuesday offer at Soedara. I took advantage to pretty much buy it in every colour I didn't already have!

Also featured - and  you can see a closer shot after the jump - are two items from this round of We Love Role-Play They are a makeup from Aeva, and the Maris headdress and necklace from the GSpot gacha.

Aeva are offering six different makeups, each discounted 25%. Meanwhile, the gacha can be round in the special cheapies area, which is between two of the cabins.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Guardian of the mysteries

Evie's creations just keep on getting better and better.

Her latest outfit has just launched with a special (discounted!) edition at We Love Role-Play and more colours will be available soon at the Evie's Closet mainstore.

It's named for Ceridwen, considered the goddess of poetic inspiration, transformation, and rebirth. In Welsh legend, she was an enchantress who chased her servant Gwion through various incarnations, before devouring him as a hen while he was in the shape of a grain of corn. In due birth, she gave birth to his reincarnated form, Taleisin, who would become a great bard.

Monday, 4 November 2013

The Undying Lands

Round 7 of We Love Role-Play has just opened!

Pictured here is the lovely Magi necklace from Ellabella, in the 'Spiritual' colourway. It's also available in black and green/purple. I think I'm going to go back for that one.

The skin is Elora from Bite & Claw. It includes the elf ears show here, bare feet, and three different tattoos (pictured in this post).

The antlers are another offering from Half-Deer at Enchantment, alongside the poisoned hair comb.

The gown is from The White Armory. Not a Ghost of a Chance is a limited edition, and only available till the end of November. It's a mixture of white and palest greys, and swathed in masses of ethereal ribbons.

Faridah from Delicious

Seems like it's been a while since I did a non-event post, so here's a look at a recent release from Delicious (before I get back to events, lol).

Faridah is a recent release from Delicious and you have three ways to wear the outfit - as a camisk or tunic, as dancing silks, or as, um, casual silks?

The outfit is a mix of mesh (the tunic, the short silks) and flexi silks, prims, and clothing layers.

I really like that the belt is available separately - ie without attached silks - perfect for adding to other outfits!

(The necklace is from  Soedara btw.)

Sunday, 3 November 2013


If you haven't yet seen La Bellezza, the new release from Junbug, do yourself a favour and check it out. It's beautiful! This Victorian-inspired formal gown comes in black and purple as well as blue. The gown is materials ready too - I'm not though, I'm too afraid to try the new Firestorm beta.

Also featured are some accessories from Enchantment (with a dress this pretty and ornate, you only need to add a few little touches). The hair ornament is from Half-Deer, and it is the Poisoned Hair Comb... as given to Snow White by the Evil Queen. How our model above is impervious to its effects, I have no idea.

The drop earrings (slightly modified) and ring are from Ellabella, and they are a tiny part of the Snow White & Blood Red jewelry set. This set contains two complete sets of jewelry, one in delicate pearly shades, and the other in deeper shades. The circlet, necklace, and face piercings are not shown here.

Saturday, 2 November 2013

We Love Role-Play: Soedara and Bite & Claw

It's almost that time of the month again - time for a new round of We <3 Role-Play! As usual, the event will open on the 4th of November, and you can choose from dozens of items from your favourite fantasy and roleplay creators, all at 25-50% off.

Bite & Claw's Elora skin comes in four tones. This is Lunar, and its the most 'human', the other tones are more fantastical. I especially love the three facial tattoos with the skin - featured in photos after the jump.  They're hugely expressive too - the black tattoo is really quite scary, while one of the red ones looks almost sad. You can seem them in photos after the jump. Also in the box are matching feet and elf ears!

Soedara's outfit is new release Strength of Atikamekw in black is the We<3RP and it will be available for 30% off it's usual price of 450L and it's amazing value for money. The included face-chain alone normally sells for 150L. It's a really special piece too, definitely not something that was done as an afterthought.

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Crayon Colour Challenge: Week 44, Smashed Pumpkin

Smashed Pumpkin


This colour isn't too far different from last week (which I posted literally minutes ago, lol) as that was peachy-orange and this is orangey-orange. If you want to be fancy, it's almost 'persian orange'.

In the spirit of the season, I went a bit wild and just threw things on all over the place. A fair bit of modification and photoshopping of the pieces themselves, so I don't claim these are particularly accurate representations.

(Usually in photoshop I don't touch the outfit unless I'm trying to correct a mistake I've made, like a bracelet sticking into my arm etc.)

Anyway, with that rather hastily-taken photo, I think I am now finally up to date with Softpaw's crayon colour challenge.

Trick or treat?

Top, sleeves, hat, choker: The White Armory - Storybook Legend Gown Set - Hallows
Mesh corset: The Plastik -  Yvaine Corset [XS]://Octane
Black transparent overskirt: Mocha - Tulle Tiered Skirt [Black] Skirt (modified)
Mesh underskirt: The Plastik - Misfit Skirts ://Morocca
Mesh overskirt:  The Plastik -  Reverence Skirt://Glitz

Hair: LeLutka -HELEN - Bournville
Shape: Self-made Skin: Izzie's - Lucie Bloody Mary fair DB (currently at The Dressing Room Fusion)
Eyes: IKON Lucid Eyes - Coffee (L)

Pose by bang
Photo taken at  Alirium

Music: Kate Bush - How to be invisible

Crayon Colour Challenge: Week 43, Big Foot Feet

Big Foot Feet

Okay, two quick crayon colour challenge posts tonight to get caught up - and make sure I'm on schedule with next week's colour, which seems to be the Halloween edition.

This outfit (Bugaboo from Evie's Closet, a prize from a previous Moolto hunt) has a lot of different colours going on, but I figure the wings and that peachy shade in the skirt and elsewhere should hopefully match?

That's the closest I've got to this colour (awkward peachy-orange!) so it will have to do!

PS See that butterfly in the background? He's a BIG JERK

Outfit: Evie's Closet - Bugaboo(Moolto Hunt S/11 )
Hair: TRUTH HAIR - Qopi - Gingers02Shape: Self-made
Skin: Izzie's - Lucie Pumpkin Pie fair GB (currently at The Dressing Room Fusion)
Eyes: IKON - Ascension Eyes - Dusk (L)
Pose by Squeek
Photo taken at Wildfleur

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

The winter queen

It's late, so a very quick post tonight.

You'll probably recognise the crown and feather collar as GSpot's 'Nell' set for Enchantment. The cream option is shown here, but it's also available in black and gold.

Enchantment opens to the public on 1st November at 12 noon SLT - but you can join the Enchantment update group to take advantage of 12 hours early access.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Like the legend of the phoenix

I hope this post doesn't sound all braggy, but I'm kind of stunned to find out that I won The White Armory's fall photo contest. The reason I'm so surprised is because there really were so many wonderful entries, and any number of them would have deserved first place.

The photo started out as a representation of the phoenix (I blame Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky', playing everywhere all summer long). However, as I was working on it, the idea evolved and I created a Melisandre character (from A Song of Ice and Fire).

Like the legend of the phoenix
All ends with beginnings

25L Tuesday trick-or-treat round at Soedara

Today is 25L Tuesday's trick-or-treat round, when all participating merchants will be putting out a gift cauldron for you!

To claim the gifts, you'll need one of the special buckets. Mine landed in my inventory this morning, so if you're not on the subscriber list already, join the 25L Tuesdays Connection group and check notices.

The silk pictured above is Soedara's gift - the sinister silk.