Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

Dress & Tights by *G Field* (Cerberus Noel) {free gift}
Hair by Magika (Sabina Gully) {free gift}
Ears by [][]TRAP[][] (Selos Dae)
Mesh Head by Catwa (Catwa Clip)
Eyes by Devae. (Ruina Kessel)
Bracelets by The Plastik (Aikea Reiko)
Wings by Schadenfreude (Allegory Malaprop)
Tattoos by ~silentsparrow~ (hyasynth Tiramisu)
Shoes by fri.day (Darling Monday)
Mesh Body by SLink (Siddean Munro)
Pose by Kirin (carolina.sautereau)
Skin by Fricka Morgath

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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)

Swimsuit Issue

Today I’m showing off a new mesh bikini from Devae. I love the retro glam feel of it and just how shimmery and sparkly it is!

In other news, I finally bit the bullet and purchased the Maitreya mesh body. I wasn’t sure I needed another mesh body and the price is certainly up there. But once I found out that Maitreya’s body is compatible with the Omega applier system I was sold. And, I love it. I love the shape and the hands and feet, the whole shebang. Definitely a worthy purchase.

Swimsuit Issue
*Bikini & Eyes by Devae. (Ruina Kessel)
Hair by Magika (Sabina Gully)
Necklace by Lassitude & Ennui (Jackal Ennui)
Mesh Body by Maitreya (Onyx LeShelle)
Skin & Horns by {Frick} (Fricka Morgath)
Pose by Kirin (carolina.sautereau)

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

Flirting with Danger

I finally got a new video card that is fully capable of using shadows without crashing every 2 seconds so I had to bust some out to show off this smexy new outfit from Lolapop!

Lolapop

*Outfit by Lolapop (Lola79 Hienrichs)
Hair by Magika (Sabina Gully)
(Horns by .{Rue}. (Ruina Kessel)
Ears by Mandala (kikunosuke Eel)
Eyes by Dead Apples (Soleil Reid)
Mesh Mouth/Teeth by Loud Mouth (Brias Stardust )
*Necklace by Lolapop (Lola79 Hienrichs)
Cuffs & Tattoo by ~silentsparrow~ (hyasynth Tiramisu)
Belt by Tekeli-li (Tekelili Tantalus)
Hands, Shoes & Feet by SLink (Siddean Munro)
Dual Projecter Box by Status (Gidge Uriza)
*Pose by Sakuradawn Lei (not available)
Skin & Appliers by me

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

Something Different?

I played a little bit for these snapshots.  I haven’t really used in game shadows before because my video card hates them but I thought I’d give it another go and used a modified version of Status’ Dual Projector Box for the lighting.  I also added a tattoo layer for that slightly vapid looking open mouth look.  Honestly, I’m not sure what compelled me to use it but there you have it.  After fighting with my snapshots I finally got two halfway decent ones and called it a day.  And because I take forever to actually post stuff it just so happens that I can log this particular post as part of Acha’s Lassitude & Ennui Blogger Challenge!  The amazing boots I’m wearing are my newest pair of L&E boots and happen to be one of the several colors available as a special edition release for the Unhinged Festival until 12/15/2012 when they’ll be retired.  The awesome ring from [SAKIDE] is also available at the Unhinged Festival.  So get out there an try your luck on the gacha machine for only L$ 60 a pop!

Shadowbox 1

Shadowbox 2

Horns by The Plastik (Aikea Reiko)
Hair by Magika (Sabina Gully)
Eyes & Piercing by [ni.Ju] (Vitani Jun)
Lashes by Maitreya (Onyx LeShelle)
Parted Mouth Tattoo by Tuli (Tuli Asturias)
Boots & Necklace by lassitude & ennui (Jackal Ennui)
Ring by [ SAKIDE ] (Kinu Mayako)
Jacket by Blueberry (Blueberryxx)
Skirt by Miel (Mika Nieuport)
Leggings by [Kyoot] (Saeya Nyanda)
Dual Projecter Box by Status (Gidge Uriza)
Poses by (pda) (Izzy Bereznyak) – closing at the end of December
skin by me

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

LoTD 4-11

I haven’t done one of these in a while so I figured why not… especially since it’s the look I’ve been mostly sporting the past few days.  Three of my new favorite things are in this look; the badass horns and tail from The Stringer Mausoleum which I haven’t taken off in a while and the new piercing from .:ellabella:. which is really detailed and so neat looking, I really wish I could have gotten a better picture of it because it’s really rad.  Sorry the pictures kinda suck this time around but my computer is really slogging it up lately and Photoshop is running at pretty much a standstill so simple tweaking is about all I’ve been able to muster lately. >.<  But yay, I actually put in slurls this time!  Go me!

LoTD 4-11

Horns and Tail – [Volant Demon Parts by The Stringer Mausoleum] (mini-hunt)
Hair – [Poof by Magika]
Eyes – [Heart Spin: Courage by House of Ruin] previous hunt gift
Lashes – [Bedroom Lashes by Cake]
Piercing – [Xerim’s Conundrum by .:ellabella:.] (tinted)
Choker – [Mielikki by Tekeli-li Dark Artistry]
Top – [Empire Top by PixelDolls] (tinted)
Arm Straps & Finger Tape – [Chokehold Gloves set by SiniStyle]
Gauntlets – [Cenobite’s Claw by Tekeli-li Dark Artistry]
Nails – [Melee Claws by Gianetti]
Belt – [Skull Belt by NanaCraft]
Pants – [Black Lace Pants by TRAP]
Boots – [AM LONG Bb Boots Black by Zero Number]