Sakura

I’ve recently become utterly obsessed with time travel otome games so I’ve had kimonos on the brain. I found this insanely adorable little kimono-ish dress at Japonica and it’s so one of those things I wish I could have in real life. My friend’s list is maxed in Ikemen Sengoku but I’ve got tons of space in Destined to Love so if you play send me an add: P96X5BEVL

Sakura

Hair/Headdress by [^.^Ayashi^.^] (Ikira Frimon)
Ears by *~*Illusions*~* & [][]Trap[][] (Siyu Suen & Selos Dae)
Eyes by {S0NG} (funeral.plutonian) @The Crystal Heart Festival
Dress by Belle Epoque (janire.coba) @Japonica
Necklace by The Plastik (Aikea Reiko)
Boots by REIGN. (kenadeecole)
Pose by Marukin (valencia.southard)
Mesh Head by Catwa (Catwa Clip)
Mesh Body by Maitreya (Onyx LeShelle)

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Gratuitous Levels of Unicorn

Just in under the wire, goodies from Fantasy Faire! I couldn’t resist all the unicorn yummies from Trap & Gauze. My pic doesn’t do them justice at all. I couldn’t seem to capture that amazing rainbow properly. Also not to be missed, the collaboration ears from Illusions and Trap!

Gratuitous Levels of Unicorn
Faun Legs by [Gauze & Trap] (Yukio Ida & Selos Dae)
Fuzz Gloves by [Gauze & Trap] (Yukio Ida & Selos Dae)
Gelf Ears by *~*Illusions*~* & [][]Trap[][] (Siyu Suen & Selos Dae)
Large Horns by [][]Trap[][] (Selos Dae)
Unicorn Horn & Headdress by Schadenfreude (Allegory Malaprop)
Hair by Elikatira (Elikapeka Tiramisu)
Eyes by Devae. (Ruina Kessel)
Necklace by MG (Maxi Gossamer)
Dress by Birdy (tyr.rozenblum)
Mesh Body by Maitreya (Onyx LeShelle)
Mesh Head by Catwa (Catwa Clip)
Pose by Kirin (carolina.sautereau)

All in Your Mesh Head

Something I effing hate in SL is exclusivity. As a very, very small and unknown creator I’ve had a devil of a time trying to get dev kits. I’ve found if a designer doesn’t make their dev kit publicly available I’m pretty much out of luck. I’d love to make skins and goodies for all the amazing mesh body parts out there but because of brand exclusivity I’m often left out in the cold. And it sucks. Both for consumers and for creators. Maybe I’m naive but doesn’t it seem like the more stuff being created out there for your mesh whatever the more likely it will be to stay popular and sell? At some point I feel like consumers are going to tire of all looking the same. Eh, but what do I know. Luckily there are some wonderful brands out there who either have made their items Omega compatible or make their dev kits easily available. And my kudos to those brands because you folks rock.

That said, I thought I’d highlight one of those user/designer friendly brands and show off a head from Catwa. This is a newer head called Annie that is specially priced right now for Halloween. I did two different looks with the same head using skins I’ve already made and I think they look pretty rad right out of the box. I’m super excited to play around some more with this head and hopefully release some goodies in the future!

Catwa Annie Mesh Head 1
Mesh Head by Catwa (Catwa Clip)
Eyes by Buzzeri (eleri.catlyn)
Hair by Magika (Sabina Gully)
Necklace by Lassitude & Ennui (Jackal Ennui)
Mesh Body by SLink (Siddean Munro)
Pose by Marukin (valencia.southard)

Catwa Annie Mesh Head 2
Mesh Head by Catwa (Catwa Clip)
Hair by Ploom (Helyanwe Vindaloo)
Necklace by Illusions (Siyu Suen)
Mesh Body by SLink (Siddean Munro)
Skin & Eyes by Fricka Morgath
Pose by Kirin (carolina.sautereau)

Urban Drow

RL or SL, I’m a sucker for a sale so I took full advantage of the winter sale at Sn@tch this weekend.  Sn@tch is a steal on a normal day with crazy low prices for fat packs of everything but throw in a sale and you can’t beat the bargains to be had.  If you hurry, you might still be able to catch it before it’s over tonight 2/4.

I felt like this punkish look was just begging to be worn by a Drow, so there you have it.

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Top, Arm Warmers & Pants by Sn@tch (Ivey Deschanel)
Horns by lassitude & ennui (Jackal Ennui)
Hair by /Wasabi Pills/ (MissAllSunday Lemon)
Ears/Earrings by Schadenfreude (Allegory Malaprop)
Eyes by [ni.Ju] (Vitani Jun)
Posture Collar by Kyoot (Saeya Nyanda)
Necklace by Illusions (Siyu Suen)
Arm Cuff by Yabusaka (Yabusaka Loon)
Bracers & Tattoo by ~silentsparrow~ (hyasynth Tiramisu)
Mesh Nails by Pixel Mode (Tya Fallingbridge)
Shoes by *G Field* (Cerberus Noel)

Silver Quick

I’m super sorry I didn’t manage to get to get this post done up when these glorious boots from Schadenfreude were still out for Collabor88.  They were from December’s cycle so don’t appear to be available right now but maybe they’ll pop up in Allegory’s shop eventually… I hope so, these boots are just made of lust.

So I’ve been listening to an unseemly amount of Moonface lately and well, Spencer Krug’s voice just does it for me… he could sing the phone book and I would melt, I just, that voice… unf.  Yeah, that little random morsel of information had very little to do with this particular look but I happened to be listening to Heartbreaking Bravery while I was piddling about in SL and yeah, there you have it.

I’m swimming in cold meds at the moment.  Not gonna lie, the fuzzy headed-ness is kinda nice and adds this interesting dimension to just sitting and listening to music.  That visceral reaction to music I’ve always had is so seriously amped up right now and wow.  Just wow.

There, I’m done sharing.  I really should have put that on a personal blog.
/hits publish anyways

Silver Quick

*Eyes & Horns by .{Rue}. (Ruina Kessel)
Hair by Lamb (Lamb Bellic)
Ears by Illusions (Siyu Suen)
*Necklace by Lasaki (Lola79 Hienrichs)
Lingerie by Somnia (Sanura Snowpaw)
Bracers by ~silentsparrow~ (hyasynth Tiramisu)
Boots by Schadenfreude (Allegory Malaprop) – from last December’s Collabor88, so may not be available any longer
Lashes by Maitreya (Onyx LeShelle)
Pose by ANA-Mations (Surrealia Anatine)

(*) denotes items received as promotional review copies or gifts

La Fée Verte

Ruina Kessel of .{Rue}. has created an awe inspiring new line of skins that truly are works of art.  If you’ve ever lamented the lack of fantasy skins in SL, fret no more because Ruina has you more than covered.  She made a billion colors (60 to be exact), of which you are certain to spend hours agonizing over which one to wear.  And she even named a skintone after me that made me squeee with fangirlish delight. <3  In the pic I’m showing off the Damu skintone that looks beyond brilliant with this lovely little ensemble from Evie’s Closet.

La Fée Verte

*Skin, Eyes & Horns by .{Rue}. (Ruina Kessel)
Hair by Magika (Sabina Gully) [tinted]
Jewelry by Illusions (Siyu Suen)
Dress by Evie’s Closet (Evangeline Miles)
Faun Legs by Gauze (Yukio Ida) [tinted]
Pose by Olive Juice (IsabellaGrace Baroque)
Lashes by me

(*) denotes items received as promotional review copies or gifts

52 Weeks of Color – Week 17

Week 17 of Luna Jubilee’s 52 Weeks of Color Blogger Challenge is Electric Lime.
Er, this was a tough color to do considering I’ve never exactly heard of it before.  I ended up going with something I made which is probably unforgivably tacky so I promise not to do it very often.

52 Weeks of Color Challenge - Week 17: Electric Lime

Hair by Elikatira (Elikapeka Tiramisu)
*Eyes by Ruina Kessel
Piercing by ellabella (ellantha Larsson)
Ears & Horns by Illusions (Siyu Suen)
Arm Warmers by Un-tone Quilt (chocolat Yifu) – closed I think
Boots by Shiny Things (Fallingwater Cellardoor)
Pose by ImpEle (Sai Pennell)
Outfit/skin by Frick (me)

(*) denotes items received as promotional review copies or gifts