With so many events having started around the same time in January, it is easy for some to go overlooked next to others. For example, have you been to ROMP or spent all your time trying to get into the Epiphany? If gachas aren’t your fancy, but a bit of elegant kink is, then you don’t want to risk missing the current round of ROMP. After all, who doesn’t need some pole dancing poses and dead-sexy lingerie? Also featured in this post is a new release from the Plastik for Shiny Shabby.
I didn’t think it would happen quite so quickly, but I have found another bento mesh head that is to my tastes. This one comes from a smaller brand called LightStar, but while they may not be as well-known as Catwa or LeLutka, they already have four bento mesh heads out, two female and two male. In this video, I go over what appeals to me about the Athena head as well as some of its limitations. I also show it with three different skin appliers (the head is Omega compatible) from PXL, alaskametro and the Plastik. In addition to the mesh head, the video also showcases a line of new gowns released by the Muses.
A bit of magic might be exactly what I need to have some luck with gachas. I really wanted to put together a full set of the Wicca outfit from deviousMind and the machine was not prepared to co-operate at first (sometimes, nothing is so frustrating as a duplicate rare when all you wanted was a common of a certain colour). Fortunately, I did manage before I broke my budget entirely and with that hurdle out of the way, I was able to put together a magical little scene using items from Roawenwood and Paper Moon.
The last two days it seems like half the grid (at least) have been trying to get into the Epiphany. And no wonder, really, because there are some very cool gachas this time around. I’ll be featuring just a taste of two of them in this post, the Terra Decor Gacha from the Plastik and the Cadeau, Costume Edition by Fallen Gods & Faida.
Yesterday, I was setting up to take some photos for the Deco(c)rate contest, and after I was done it struck me that I might as well get a nice shot of my new lingerie from Chocolate Atelier while I was at it, plus focus more closely on the lovely bench from Stockholm & Lima that was in the January Deco(c)rate. Only later did I notice that I had failed to active the sleeve layer for the underwear, but fortunately I think the bodysuit looks quite nice whether it is worn with or without the sleeves.
The Silent Light build from 8f8 was one of my favourite items from the January Deco(c)rate that I unboxed just a few days ago, so of course I had to feature it on its own as well. It seemed to me it would make a nice backdrop for the other key items in this post, which are a current and an upcoming release from the Plastik.
Yesterday, Froukje Hoorenbeek of Dutchie plurked that she had a new release. She managed to make it sound very intriguing by saying that it made her blush, so I headed right over to her store to check it out. I didn’t have time to find it before she dropped a folder on me and said that she’d like to see what I’d write about it. The name of the item was the “Pet Pillow” and that alone had me hurrying back to my sim to check it out. As you might guess, this post will be heading into NSFW territory, even though the pillow is actually for solo use. But trust me, it is very useful even so and there are a total of 100 animations packed into it. As a result, this post has 10 images below the cut, so it might take a little time to load.
Its time for another unboxing video, and this time around it is the Treasure Chest that I am diving into. As usual, I’ll provide a bit of extra information in this post as well as credits for what was worn during the video and for the shot included below. For the full list of designers in the chest and their items, the official website is the best resource.
Bento is finally here for real now that it has been added to the official SL client (and a non-beta of Firestorm with Bento should be just around the corner) and Damien Fate of FATEplay has released a couple of things he had been sitting on for a while. One of them is the Lanne cloak and to show it off more fully I decided that a video was in order. The video also showcases the Elven Throne from HEXtraordinary, a new release for We Love Role-Play as well as items from Senzafine, paper moon and the the Plastik.
Truth recently started up a VIP group which will be getting an exclusive hair per month. I believe the joining fee is lower for the first month (I think it was L$265 at the moment) and with two hairs already available for members that is a fabulous deal. I hadn’t been too keen on the first member style, but then this Sugar hair was added to the group and since I am always in desperate need of good updos it was an easy decision. It also turned out to be an excellent hair for showing off a pair of new earrings and also this new fantasy skin, both from the Plastik.
The Fetish Fair ends on September 2nd, so you’re nearing your last chance to check out what’s on offer. Roawenwood has two new releases at the fair, both at a 50% discount, and I am taking a look at one of them in this post: the Enchained dance set.
I recently reread Judith Tarr’s Alamut (which I cannot recommend enough if you like history, fantasy and romance) and it put me in the mood to do some desert scenes. Fortunately, Aisling and Bliensen+MaiTai had just the right items out at We Love Role-Play.
Noble Creations has a new furniture set out for the Fantasy Collective and it inspired me and Ran to bring out the outfits we bought at Genre’s Regency round, from the Muses and Last Ride, respectively.
I only came across the brand Noble Creations quite recently, but I was intrigued by what I saw of their releases. When the opportunity arose to apply as a blogger for them, I decided to give it a go. The first releases I will have the chance to feature are their offerings forThe Fantasy Collective, which opened Sunday at noon.