Otherworldly

The New Skin Within

Skin Within is back. After a long silence, there is finally a new skin release from Ayesha Bisiani in the form of a lovely redhead called Alina.

Of course, many of you may not have been around for Skin Within’s earlier releases, so a short introduction might pique your interest. Ayesha specializes in faces with distinct ethnicities—previous releases range from Turkish to Scandinavian—and each skin is released in a single tone specifically tailored to the look of that skin. With so many of the current skins having a very particular look it is so nice to still find skin makers that make faces with a lot of individual character.

While staying true to her original concept of the skins, Ayesha has updated her sales model to take full advantage of tattoo layers, something I will discuss in detail when looking at what the skin includes.

Cold As Ice

There’s an appalling lack of snow and cold this Christmas, so for a wintry landscape and a frosty look on life, I have to turn to SL. There are plenty of sims done up for winter (these photos are taken on our home sim, Revelations) and many creators offer seasonally appropriate releases. Now, some of it can give you red and green overload, but not these Ice Crystal skins with matching outfits from Fallen Gods.

A September to Remember

I’ve had a yen for trying out a new skin of late, just to see what’s out there. I didn’t find anything particularly new that really caught my eye, but I did find something “old” that I had previously passed up, but a recent sale made me give it a second look: Tableau Vivant’s Vincent skin, which paired perfectly with one of newest hairs from Kavar Cleanslate of Exile.

A Gothic Mesh

Mesh clothing still has its issues, at least until we get the help of the deformer, but mesh definitely shines when it comes to furniture. Maxwell Graf of Rustica has just released a gothic chair and matching table, all in mesh, and of course we needed them for our house from Rustica.

Also shown in these photos is a brand-new mesh hair from Alice Project; Alice Demonia is releasing a new hair every day for the next 10 days and offering great discounts on her already great prices.

Winter Insolence

We’re nearing Christmas and its time to get that shopping done…as I know all too well, having just had a little RL crisis in terms of planned gifts going awry. But at least I got my photos done first so that you get a look at this new lingerie set from Insolence, the Collabor88 items from Earthstones and a new hair from Wasabi Pills. Also, read on for a hint about a limited edition skin for 99 L.

Pixel Porn?

This particular photo was inspired by a group of people who apparently find it terribly amusing that some SL players like to take photos of their avatars. Indeed, sometimes even naked photos. Of course Ran and I had to make some special “pixel porn” just because.

Well, not just because. Good skins deserve to be seen in the nude from time to time and there are a lot of really good sensual poses out there.

Waiting for Winter

Not a sign of winter around here as of yet, in contrast to last year. But at least plenty of wintry clothes and props are starting to appear in SL and LostAngel Industries are doing there part with several new winter-related props in their Winter Village, among them the carousel I’ll be showing here.

I am also mixing and matching a few pieces from the Meli separates by elymode which feature some gorgeously drawn ribbons and bows as accents and I am wearing a bit of mesh: a new hair from Wasabi Pills and the rigged mesh feet from Slink.

Skin Bargains, Lingerie and Poses

What a day for shopping. Not only so many sales that you can’t possibly manage to visit them all but also some fabulous new releases. In this post, you are getting a look at the Jamila skin (and my shape for it) from Adam n Eve—the skin is discounted 60% for the Skin Addiction Black Friday sale and I have the shape out at 50% off to match—together with some amazing new lingerie from Nomine and a set of unisex(y) model poses from Studio Sidhe.

The Amazing Warehouse

Black Friday is upon us, and The Warehouse is here with a massive L$100 sale on select items from some of the foremost brands in SL, both past and present: Naughty, Armidi, The Abyss, The Body Co., as well as a preview collection from The Boutique. Suffice it to say, there’s a whole lot of value there. Quite a lot for women, yes… but some excellent items for men, as well!

Sale at the Warehouse

Are you in the Warehouse group? If not, you better get in there right away because you do not want to miss the sale starting at 12:01 AM on the 25th. Thousands of items from Armidi, Naughty, the Abyss, the bodyco and more are on sale for just L$100. Clothing, accessories, hair and even skins.

I am showing just a few of my favourites in this post; three gorgeous skins from the Abyss and clothing from Armidi. I am also showing the newest prop from LostAngel, the Stage.

Black and Silver

I couldn’t resist going back to Venexia for some more shots, though with rather more modern styling featuring a coat from Sascha’s Designs as the main item. I am also using a skin from Dutch Touch, which sadly will be closing once the store no longer pays for itself according to an announcement by Iki Ikarus earlier this week.

Mythic

A short while ago, Siyu Suen of Illusions released a fantastic mesh mask in a male and a female version. I am showing the female version today and just a few of the stunning colours that the script allows you to change to.

I am also showing a Rococo gown and a beautiful embroidered Rococo fan from Wunderlich’s and the photos are taken at the gorgeous Venexia sim.

Vintage Variety

I’ve had a busy week in RL, but I did clear out the weekend to get some reading done plus some more Vintage Fair photos. Its open until December 3rd and much less laggy now, so make sure to pay it a visit if you haven’t.

I am also showing off a pair of new mesh pumps from Alice Project with an insane amount of options.

Lounging in Vintage Style

For this post on the Vintage Fair, I’ve gathered three of my SL addictions; skins, jewellery and pose props. The skins are from Curio, who has two new lines for the fair. The jewellery is from Caroline’s Jewelry and Amorous and the pose props are from LostAngel.

I’ve also got a different sort of prop in the shape of Ran for the first two shots, which called for a couple.

Men of Iron

I’ve had a fascination with knights and chivalry since childhood, and double-majored in history with a focus on medieval studies in my early college days… so it’s probably no surprise that I adore amazing examples of medieval architecture, furniture, clothing, and weaponry in Second Life. And, of course, amazing examples of medieval armor. I’ve previously reviewed the sculpted plate harness from Silhouette Warfare, but this Milanese armor takes the cake—it’s an improvement on (nearly) all fronts, thanks to the high detail and the rigging that the extensive use of mesh allows.