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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.

A Last Vintage Sneak Peek

Just around an hour to go until the Vintage Fair opens and time for the last of my three sneak peeks. Though not the last post, I have plenty more goodies to showcase.

In this post, I look at a charming dress from Icing, a beautiful necklace from Caroline’s and one of two new skins for the Vintage Fair from Curio.

More Vintage Elegance

Only a few hours now until the Vintage Fair opens at 4 PM and here’s another sneak peek. This time featuring a lovely dress from The Sea Hole, a gorgeous necklace from Donna Flora and, once again, the Rosemary hair from Alice Project. The skin is Piper from Adam n Eve, a striking freckled skin.

Vintage Fair

The Vintage Fair opens tomorrow (November 11th) at 4 PM SLT. I’ve spent the last two days browsing all the stores—this is a huge event—and getting a few blog posts ready.

This is the first one, featuring League’s gorgeous vintage lingerie, some stunning jewellery from Amorous and a vintage-style mesh hair from Alice Project. Plus poses by oOo Studios, also new for the Vintage Fair, and the Ariadne skin by Adam n Eve (not from the fair).

A Taste of Freckles

To show off the lovely new Piper skin from Adam n Eve—which has gorgeous freckles—I headed for the charming French bakery on Alchemy Immortalis. I also slipped into the new “one size fits all” mesh skirt from Ingenue, yet another new mesh hair from Wasabi Pills, new mesh boots from Insolence and some lovely new jewellery from Dark Mouse. Whew, I think that’s all the newness this time.

Broken Dreams

Evie’s Closet, where you will find some of the most beautiful gowns in Second Life, is having a sale to celebrate its fourth anniversary. With some exceptions, the mainstore is marked down to 50%. There are some fantastic deals to be had!

However, the gown I am showing today is NOT on sale since it is the very latest release, called Nocturne. But since you get _two_ gowns for the price of one in the Nocturne set, it is pretty much as good as if it was on sale anyway.

I am also wearing yet another new mesh hair from Wasabi Pills, which rapidly is becoming the store for mesh hair, and a mesh necklace from lassitude & ennui.

An Uncommon Birth

This last month has brought not just one new skin store to my inventory, but two. Hot on the heels of my acquiring a skin from Eep (review here), I’ve finally succumbed to the siren call of Birth. They’ve been creating skins for awhile, but one of the newest, Nico, really caught my eye.

Drowned

While rigged mesh has some distinct drawbacks (such as not being editable in any way), unrigged mesh can be truly awesome. How about 1 prim jewellery that can be resized independently in any direction? As in, you can make it wider without making it taller or deeper or vice versa.

This soon-to-be-released set from Tekeli-li—it will be out later today and that will also mark the start of the store’s traditional Halloween sale, an event not to be missed—is a stunning full mesh ensemble where each piece is a single prim. Make copies, setup the colours you want and delete the scripts and you have a very resource-friendly set of jewellery. Fellow fans of A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones will definitely want to take a closer look.

Autumn Retreat

The three gorgeous sims from the creators behind Alchemy Immortalis have now become four with the addition of Ceangal where they will be offering a Bed & Breakfast experience. If you want to explore this lovely new addition to this beautiful corner of Second Life, you have until the 26th of October when rentals commence and the sim closes to the public. Of course, you could always book a private stay after that; read more about this—including the auction for a special Halloween Party on Ceangal—on their website.

I did my exploring of Ceangal in a new mesh dress from PixelDolls and new mesh booties by Adam n Eve.

Exposure

There’s a massive release of new couple poses from Exposeur today, including many additions to the “indecent” range of more adult couple poses. I picked up a couple plus there was a very generous group gift for the VIP group with another four poses, two naughty and two nice. So, the focus is very much on the poses.

However, I also very much want to highlight the backdrop too, which is the latest house acquisition by myself and Ran, the Carriageway House by Maxwell Graf of the amazing Rustica sim where he sells awesome furniture and houses.

He is also a driving force behind the Mesh Clothing Parametric Deformer Project which hopes to create a way that mesh can fit our shapes instead of us having to fit our shapes to the mesh. Right now, he has made an extremely generous offer: donate more than 10 US dollars to the project and he will allow you to pick out any item that he sells in SL. Ran and I had already talked about donating, but this made up our minds. Why not pitch in as well and get those last 900 dollars sorted out?

A Fall Fancy

My wardrobe in RL is not exactly overflowing with lingerie, but in SL its a different story. Not the least thanks to Insolence and the gorgeously detailed sets from camilla Yosuke, such as this new release, Melissa.

I am also trying out one of the latest LeLutka hairs, and this one is mesh. Yes, I do have a mesh hair addiction. But I am still waiting for the knee-long ones. ;) My skin is Adam n Eve’s gorgeous Ariadne with some lovely cosmetics by M.O.C.K.

Eek! Ack! It’s Eep!

A brand new skin store from a familiar creator, eep’s 001 skin is the focus of this review. Look inside for details, for naughty bits, and for a brief discussion of a brand new shape store in the Second Life Marketplace!

The Charms of the South

Time for another set of MUSH-meets-Second-Life photos, this time featuring my secondary Dornish characters. She’s a bit of a saucy thing, so I needed an outfit that had something of an eastern flair without being either too demure or too much like something you’d expect to see in a harem.

Fortunately, I remembered that I had an outfit from Silver Rose Designs that might just fit the bill. The Fatima outfit isn’t a robe, of course, but it is noted that women in Dorne do wear dresses as well. No doubt a lot of these dresses look more like your typical medieval gown, but here at least you get a touch of something different and exotic with the colour combinations, the hip-wrap and, of course, the bold neckline.

Creature Feature

A few days ago, I received some review copies from Fleur du Mâle for their new ALIVE eyes and I was very intrigued after trying them on. Since the eyes were from the DRAKE series, which are various kinds of inhuman eyes, I had an excuse to break out this Etheria skin from the recent sale at Port Seraphine as well as the Reptilia hair from Wasabi Pills.