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Thursday, December 26, 2013

A rose by any other name...

There are a lot of fantastic stores out in SL where you can find some amazing mesh trends from body parts to clothing, weapons to furniture.  You can find complete avatars and components.  Today, I'm showing off some really cool matching boots and dress from a new store called La Raza Rara.  Focusing on mesh creations, this store has already come out with some great designs that I love.

 Above and below:  This nude dress with the rose design is simple but sexy, and just enough punk to go from day to night in a flash.  It's got a HUD that can switch the pattern if you're not into the rose design, and you can also get other sets (velvet, satin, cotton) if you're not a pattern kind of girl.  The boots, sold separately, come in a variety of colors and designs, too.  With a choice between patterns and color-change HUDs, everyone can find the style they like.

The skin and shape combo is a Gacha set from Favourite Genes.  35L$ for the skin and 35L$ for the shape, with 2 skin styles that are rare... and that's just the beginning!  Now until New Year's Eve, she's got all regular priced items marked down!  Skins and skin sets are 70% off and eyes are marked down to 50L$ a set.  Sets come in 2 styles each, black and white.  Definitely worth having a look if you're trying to find something different to start off your new year.

The breakdown:

Hair:  Tameless - Kareena - Fades - New Release! (thanks!) 3 color packs: Naturals with all 20 natural colors, Fades with 16 ombre and tipped colors, and Fantasy with 20 fantasy colors.  Each color pack is $249.  The Mega Pack with all colors are $499L.
Skin: Favourite Genes - Cassidy - Peach - Toned - Natural - RARE - Gacha 35L$
Shape: Favourite Genes - Cassidy - Taller - 35L$ Gacha (shape set includes full shape set)
Dress:  La Raza Rara - Strapless Ruffle Hem - Patterns - with HUD - New Release! (thanks!) only 99 L$!
Boots:  La Raza Rara - Nude Rose Toe - New Release! (thanks!) 150L$

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Getting ready for Christmas morning...

While I was getting the last post ready, I wandered around Tamiron Forge and swept up the gifts that he has out across the stores.  I made out like a bandit, to be honest!  There are some really amazing items for the guys; but since Whisp is not a guy, I thought I'd show you this cute outfit that you can grab up for FREE.  It's only available until the end of December, so go take a look now!

 The outfit is the cute little green and red number you see here.  It comes with the Christmas bauble earrings, too!  Perfect for Christmas morning adventures in the living room!  You can see, above, that a cup of hot cocoa by the fireplace is adventure enough, sometimes....

The house that Whisp is sitting in is available for a limited time at [Room69].  It's unfurnished, with working doors and shutters.  It's called Viridian from Home Appeal, and comes with a rez-box.  From the informational note card included: "It exists of 2 parts and totals 79 prims with a landimpact of 44, the footprint is about 13 x 26 meters."  There are verandas off the upper floor, so you can stand outside and enjoy the view.  The Christmas Tree is a mesh gift from DaD.  It has a Land Impact of 3, and a resizer in it so you can make it larger/smaller to fit your needs.  Fireplace was from Independent Objects, a gift out for the RFL Christmas Expo.

I saw that.  You were checking out my hair, weren't you?  It's a Tameless release called Lotus.  Mesh, with a HUD for texture change, it comes in Fades (16 ombre and tipped colors), Naturals (20 natural colors), and Fantasy (20 fantasy colors) color sets.  Color packs are 249L$, or buy them all for only 499L$!

The Breakdown:

Hair:  Tameless - Lotus - Fades - New Release (thanks!)
Skin/Shape:  Favourite Genes - Cassidy - Natural - Gacha Rare - 35L$
Eyes:  Favourite Genes - Warm Eyes - Earth - New Release Coming Soon (thanks!)
Outfit:  Tamiron Forge - Gift 10 - FREE in store!  Find the gift boxes!
House:  Home Appeal - Viridian - [Room69] - 69L$
Tree: DaD - Gift - 0L$
Fireplace: Independent Objects - Gift - 0L$

A little medi-fantasy, anyone?

There are a lot of new RP sims opening in Second Life right now.  You can take your pick between a variety of genres, time periods, metered or non, and a whole gamut of character types to go along with them.  I decided to visit one that I'd heard about through the Medi-Fantasy Events and Information Group, called Skyrah.

Skyrah is an alternate world, torn apart by war and trying to rebuild.  According to their charter, they are "torn into four realms by the tides of war trying to restore the balances of good and evil, the living and the dead, and everyone in between."

They allow a variety of different character types, and you can visit the sim to take a look as long as you wear a visitor tag and don't interfere with the RP.  So, I geared up and went for a look myself.  Of course, I had to find just the right outfit to wear, and get the look down.  So, while you'll get to see part of the sim here, it's mostly going to show you (of course) what I was wearing!  If you want to see more of the sim,  you'll have to go and pay it a visit yourself!

 Above:  You can see the full outfit that I decided to wear from Tamiron Forge.  It's called Jhari, and shows just what kind of a warrior you'd be messing with if you wanted to come after her.  She's apparently taken on some kind of fearsome, furry creature, and kept the claws and fur for herself.  Waste not, want not!

 Lots of prim detail went into this, as always with [TF] designs.  It also includes a hood, not shown here.  Only the top and stockings are System layers.  Prim parts have resizers in them so you can adjust.  Most of the good RP sims out there are trying to keep their script usage down to reduce lag; so you might want to adjust them perfectly before you go, then delete the scripts to keep your own number down.

Wearing fur, walking around at night... must be a brisk evening!  I got the flushed face tattoo as a gift!  Details in the breakdown for where to find it.

The Breakdown:

Hair: Analog Dog - Gala - Shea
Eyes: IKON - Spectral Eyes - Leonine - mesh VIP Group Gift - 0L$ in store!
Skin & Shape:  Panda Punx - Anyka {Star} Bronze (Cleavage) - 69L$ at [Room69] (appliers available)
Tattoos: {FG} Full body Freckles and {FG} Flushed Face - Gifts under the Christmas tree - 0L$ in store!
Outfit: [TF] - Jhari - 398L$ in store (Thanks!)  Tam also has some great gifts out for Christmas for a limited time.  Now is a GREAT time to go have a look around and pick up goodies!  You can also get some really great group gifts while you're there.  Group join is only 10L$.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Should've worn a coat!

A few of my favorite stores have shops set up at the 2013 Relay for Life Christmas Expo, so naturally, I had to go look!  Probably should have dressed more for the occasion; but I just got these adorable gifts and had to wear them!

Above:  I love the way the Favourite Genes shop is set up.  The theme of this year's Expo is very Victorian in style, and so is the shop here.  Great spot to show off the great gifts I grabbed from Eater's Coma!  The mesh dress can be worn as shown, or just as the skirt.  The hair has the wire ears attached, and comes in an assortment of colors.

This tattoo is from Zentro, the December release for [Room69].  They always have something really unique out for the event, and didn't disappoint this month, either!

Above:  Taking a minute to rest at the Liv Glam shop, here at the Christmas Expo.  Liv Glam, like the other shops here, have exclusive items out for the RFL event.  All proceeds go directly to the RFL.

There is a lot going on at the event, including raffles, auctions, naughty-or-nice gifts, and a Hunt for the Bells, where each participating store puts out an exclusive item for only 10L$.  Of course, donation kiosks offer the opportunity to donate what you can while you visit.  It's a beautifully done set of sims, with a lot of amazing designers.  There is an ice skating rink, Christmas tree lot, live DJ, and an entire area dedicated to Breedables.  What better reason to shop, too, than to support a good cause?  Come pay a visit, grab some free stuff, visit Santa, and support the RFL!

The Breakdown:

Skin/Shape: Panda Punx - [Room69] - 69L$
Hair and Dress: Eater's Coma - Group Gifts - 0L$ at store
Tattoo: Zentro -  [Room69] - 69L$
Shoes: Latreia - Dragon - [Room69] - 69L$

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Goddess caged in a human body... what to do but wander Rome?

A lovely SL lady named Wanda gave me a link to a unique group of sims called Alexandretta, which made for the perfect backdrop for these shots.  Not everything in this set is free; but they are all amazing!  Have a peek...

This amazing purple (which is a symbol for royalty in some cultures) outfit is all prim, with resizer scripts in case something doesn't sit exactly where it should.  There's just enough flex to the skirts to make it sway nicely with your steps and the top is sculpted with just the right curves for a woman.  Accessories are included in luxurious gold and turquoise, and the sandals, too.  Stop in and have a look, and make sure you tell Tam that I sent ya!

Above:  Lamenting over what to do with all this time and the constrictions of a human form.  What a form to be stuck in, though!

The skin, shape, brows, and physics are from Panda Punx, available at the current round of [Room69].  The event is only a few weeks at a time, making this set very limited!  Appliers are available; but I am a firm believer that you can get amazing, lush curves without adding all of the mesh attachments (sorry creators!).  This shape is an excellent example of that.  These hips would give Shakira reason to envy!

Above:  You can see the belt, sandals, bracelets a little more clearly here.

See what I mean?  Luscious curves in all the right places!  And this skirt absolutely teases with its low-slung back, draping in a naughty way.

This ultra-long mesh braid comes in multiple colors (you get the HUD, then click the color you want delivered to you) as a group gift from Eater's Coma.  This store is hot, and gaining popularity by the droves!  With 2 mesh hairs and a mesh dress & skirt out as group gifts right now, word's going to spread like wildfire!

The breakdown:

Skin/Shape: Panda Punx - Anyka - Star - Bronze (Cleavage option shown) with Anyka shape - [Room69] - 69L$ each
Hair: Eater's Coma - Gift 03 - Light Sandy Blonde - Group Gift - 0L$ in store
Eyes:  Plastik - T.P. - Malon - base and mesh
Outfit: Tamiron Forge - Aphrodite - Purple (Thanks!)