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)

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)

Frolic

I wanted to show off some event goodies from Lolapop and Schadenfreude today and figured I’d go with creepy. Rabbit masks scream creepy. And I’m finally trying out a mesh body for the first time. So fancy.

You can find Lolapop’s awesome jewelry @ A Clockwork Spiral and both jewelry pieces are donation items that benefit The National Kidney Foundation. Schadenfreude’s amazing gacha masks can be found @ The Arcade. Both events run until October 1st.

Frolic

*Choker, Necklace & Nailpolish by Lolapop (Lola79 Hienrichs)
Mask by Schadenfreude (Allegory Malaprop)
Hair by Alice Project (Aliceproject)
*Eyes by Devae. (Ruina Kessel)
Dress by The Plastik (Aikea Reiko)
Mesh Hands & Body by SLink (Siddean Munro)
Pose by Marukin (valencia.southard)
Skin & Tattoos by me

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

Faded Sky

I hate hot weather so basically as soon as it gets over 80 I feel like I’m going to spontaneously combust.  Thus I’ve unofficially deemed it summer in my part of the world. Which means it’s only going to get hotter from here on out which makes Fricka a sad horned demon thing.

With my lamentations about weather aside I’ll get on with the blog. Ruina Kessel of the newly rebranded Devae. has released some awesome mesh camis that would be perfectly at home in my present climate. I wish I had one irl right now. The cami comes in about a billion delicious color combos and I was colorstruck trying to pick a favorite but a quick trip to the Arcade landed me this pretty teal hair from Exile and it matched great with the Faded Sky color combo and boom, a look was born. I also modded up a pair of Khor feets from [europa] to match. I’ve mentioned it before but I absolutely adore that [europa] includes a blank texture to make for easy modding.

Now I’m going to go crank the A/C and sip a cool beverage.

FadedSky

*Cami by Devae. (Ruina Kessel)
Horns by Plastik (Aikea Reiko) [@ We<3RP]
Exile (Kavar Cleanslate) [@ The Arcade]
Piercing by :ellabella:. (ellantha Larsson)
Eyes by Dead Apples (Soleil Reid)
Tattoos by ~silentsparrow~ (hyasynth Tiramisu)
Skirt by Tres Blah (Julliette Westerburg)
Hands by SLink (Siddean Munro)
Nail Polish Applier by Hello Dave (Maia Gasparini)
Bracelets by League (Nena Janus)
Feet by [europa] (Kazuhiro Aridian) [modded]
Pose by Marukin (valencia.southard)
Skin by me (in the works)

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