Thursday, 30 May 2013

Coming soon: Round 2 of We Love Role-Play

Are you read to get your shop on? Round 2 of We <3 Role-Play will open at 3pm on June 4th, featuring some of SL's finest creators offering items at discounts of between 25% and 50%.

The list of creators for this round appears below, and it's just as awesome as last time out (but please do bear in mind that it is subject to change, real life happens and so on).

Check it out - especially if you're not already familiar with the event - some of your favourites are bound to be on it.  (Slurl to follow when the event opens!)

Crayon Colour Challenge: Week 22, Fuzzy Wuzzy

Fuzzy Wuzzy

I'm a bit behind on my blogging (sorry)... possibly because I'm soon heading off on holiday in RL and have been trying to get my shiz together!

Anyway here is the latest in the crayon colour challenge series - Fuzzy Wuzzy, which I imagine is named for peaches, as salmon aren't very fuzzy wuzzy at all. They're more scaly.

Sunday, 26 May 2013

American Gothic

Tonight's post is an outfit from World Goth Fair (it runs till noon SLT on June 1 so you've plenty of time to check it out).

The outfit in question is the le DeSpencer Occult mesh outfit from Paper Moon. There are six variations of the outfit in total, each showing a different painting dealing with a macabre or unearthly theme... and raising money for the Sophie Lancaster Foundation, which aims to educate and challenge  prejudice and intolerance towards alternative subcultures.

Thursday, 23 May 2013

New from Soedara: Adora Bejeweled chastity belt and silks

If you ever wanted to be simply dripping with jewels and precious metals, check out the latest release from Soedara - the Adora Bejeweled set.

This outfit is in fact a two-parter. One part is the chastity belt and body jewelry set, and the second part which you buy separately, is a pack of silks skirts.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Crayon Colour Challenge: Week 21, Wild Blue Yonder

Wild Blue Yonder

This colour wasn't too difficult - there've been worse - but it wasn't the easiest either. Nevertheless, my ridiculously enormous inventory proved itself equal to the task again. More info about the challenge on Softpaw's blog.

The lingerie/bikini pictured is an outfit I picked up at a closing sale (Luxuria) and as far as I know is no longer available (though there are other brands with that name operating).

The skin though, is currently available at a special event to benefit a small animal charity. In fact, it's the special edition of Irene from Izzies's and is the companion skin to the one featured in my last post, You get two tones of the skin in the pack, and this is the darker mocha shade. Two shapes are also included.

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Wherever I have gone

I ended up on Venexia  again... I'd been looking for an exotic sim, perhaps something with some Moorish influences, to showcase this beautiful mesh gown from The Library. Didn't quite find what I was looking for, but anything Socionex is supremely photogenic, so it made a more than adequate backdrop!

The Scheherazade gown is currently avaiable at a special price at the We <3 Role-Play event. (This round continues till May 31, before making way for a new collection on June 4.) The outfit includes mesh dress in five sizes, belt, armbands and cufs, earrings, veil and scarf.

There's another small event on now that I wanted to tell you about. It's called The Catnip Carnival, and it's been organised by the Avatars for Animals group to benefit small animal charities. This event will help the River Cities Humane Society for Cats in Louisiana, USA look after some needy kitties.

Friday, 17 May 2013

Clan Maiden from Soedara

The new partial-mesh outfit from Soedara is so versatile it can take you all the way from elegant lady to raggamuffin (stopping off at peasant and wench in between).

There are so many options possible with this outfit, I'm not even going to attempt to show you them all, but I'll try to outline the various building block pieces for you.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Crayon Colour Challenge: Week 20, Big Dip O' Ruby

Big Dip o' Ruby

Breaking one of my self-imposed rules here - I already blogged this outfit (Warda from Bilo) in different colours for Fantasy Faire. But of the various possible matches for this berrylicious shades in my inventory, I was happiest with this, so... rules are made to be broken!

I ended up on the instantly recognisable Venexia sim to take the photos, feeling like Juliet (yes, I know that Shakespeare's play was set in Verona!)

Monday, 13 May 2013

Hunt for flowers at the Shack!

*Update: The hunt will end on Sunday 19 May, so don't delay!*

A treasure hunt has just started at Shack. If you can find all 12 flowers, you will be rewarded with a gift box stuff full of prizes. The prize contains a set of silks, camisks, a slave/panther outfit, a female rogue/outlaw outfit, sim/roleplay props, and even an outfit for men.

Saturday, 11 May 2013

We Love Role-Play: Kouse's Sanctum

If you haven't been down to We <3 Role-Play yet, why are you waiting?!

Still need convincing? Well okay, here's a quick post featuring the Raina gown from Kouse's Sanctum and gorgeous mesh hair from eep (photos taken on the event parcel).

Retirement sale at Soedara

I'm a jinx! I included this outfit in Wednesday's crayon colour challenge post, and now it's being retired!

Soedara's City Girl - Chains and Stones outfit has been reduced to 100L (originally 499L) so don't miss this last chance to stock up. Once the sale is over, the outfit will be replaced by a new, re-invented style, and the original will no longer be available.

Yes, it's a pretty racy outfit (so if avatar nudity scares you, look away now) but of course you can layer it up and wear over a more modest base outfit.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Crayon Colour Challenge: Week 19, Illuminating Emerald

Illuminating Emerald
I lucked out with this week's post; the very first outfit I turned out was a great match for colour :) Of course, I had to then to try on several more outfits which were all discarded.  (More about the colour challenge over on Softpaw's blog.)

The base outfit is Shack -  Opal Delight Silks in Lagoon, but instead of wearing the jewelry that comes with the silk, I opted instead to wear the very first outfit I ever bought from Soedara almost two years ago.

Monday, 6 May 2013

Bunny girl

Nooooo... not that kind of bunny girl! Just a quick post mixing in a few items from We <3 Role-Play, including the bunny ears from Mabinogion, dress from C'est la vie!, and boots from The Lounge.

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Arachne Silks - Adah

Talk about sweet nothings... The Adah silks from Arachne Silks put the bare into 'barely there'! And, it's half price until Wednesday...

Saturday, 4 May 2013

We Love Role-Play is now open!

We <3 Role-Play  is now open! or should be, if everything goes according to plan :) I managed to fit lots of stuff from the event into this post - dress (obviously), hair, skin and furniture.  

The Herbalist Worktable from Aisling, which you can see in the background above,  is cool as all-get-out and I find it insane that it's only 7 land impact. If it was prim rather than mesh, can you imagine how much of your allowance it would eat up? I love that it incorporates plants and the leafed tree branch. It comes with a hud that allows you to change the colour of the wood and turn the prim shadow on or off.

Simply the Best of Second Life spring hunt

Blue Moon Enterprises - Lady Rhiannon  gown Purple
I had a quick run around some of the Simply the Best's spring hunt locations this morning and grabbed a few prizes, including some romantic gifts from Roawenwood and Blue Moon Enterprises, and some raunchier offerings from Arachne Silks and House of Dragovar Silks!

It's a 10L hunt, but you can find previews of the prizes at the official Simply the Best blog. There are lots of home and garden items, but I mostly picked out clothing, cos that's my thing :)

Thursday, 2 May 2013

We Love Role-Play: Velvet Whip and EZ Weaponry

Yes, it's another shot taken from the back - but I couldn't resist having this beautiful bow from EZ Weaponry in the first shot (along with the gown from Velvet Whip). I don't know much about combat or weaponry in SL roleplay,  but I know when something looks good, and this surely does! It's called the Guilded Bow of Jie and there's 25% off at We <3 Role-Play. It comes with a useful looking hud for those of you who know about these things :emb: with sheathed and drawn versions of the bow, and a separate quiver.

The mesh gown from Velvet Whip is 50%, so it's a mere 100L at the event. It includes snood, veil, and mask, so you could wear it as a Gorean free woman, or else any kind of medieval roleplay. I think it'd be really nice in an ASOIAF setting.

The We <3 Role-Play event opens on May 4 (only two more days!) at 3pm SLT and I'll post the LM when it opens, but you might already have come across the parcel on a well-establishing shopping sim :)

I just want to take a moment to mention the skin from Aeva, which is at the special fundraiser, for aevaheartsick, to help Amesha Jewell with the cost of a new computer. She will be participating in future rounds of of W<3RP, but right now she has two brand new skins at the fundraiser. They are all only 100L for each tone of the base skin. I usually wear light skins for this blog, but IMO, Amesha does beautiful dark tones too. Please go and check them out! :)

More pics after the jump!

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Crayon Colour Challenge: Week 18, Midnight Pearl

Midnight Pearl

Back to normal, and back on schedule after Fantasy Faire (although there is still some hunting to be done!) This week's colour challenge is another one where my careful matching in-world doesn't seem to have come out quite so exactly on the blog page. No idea why that should be.... Nevermind!

This week's outfit is from Jessenia Delicious, and the accessories are from Soedara. Anklet and bracelets are from an Earendil silks set, but the necklace is one of the separately sold Earendil necklaces. (You do get a necklace with the silks, but the ones sold separately have an additional texture change feature).