Have I mentioned how much I love my Landscapes Unlimited landscapes? A few times, probably, but it bears repeating. I love having so many different vistas at my fingertips, it really helps since I do almost entirely location shots. This, the Sahara Oasis solid sky landscape, was just what I needed as backdrop for the Wild Girl outfit from Noble Creations for the Secret Affair. And the outfit, in turn, was the perfect way of showing off the tattoos from alaskametro for the Spoonful of Sugar charity event. I am also wearing a Skin Fair exclusive skin, Ella from Adam n Eve.
This is actually my first time wearing a League skin even though I’ve demoed the brand on a number of occasions previously. Back when League was most active I was mainly looking for skins for a particular set of shapes, but now that I make shapes for sale I need a wider variety of looks, not the least when it comes to bento mesh heads. I have always thought League had a very nice, distinct look and I think it carries over quite well onto the Cate head from LeLutka. For this particular shape, I tried to stray a bit from Cate’s “comfort zone”, pushing for a more angular face.
The vast majority of the skins available at the Skin Fair are normal human skins, but for those who prefer their Second Life to be a little different, there are a few options. One of these is Alia Baroque’s Fallen Gods brand, which offers two different fantasy skins at the fair—for male as well as female avatars. In this post I am focusing on one of them, Scales. The other skin is called Draco and features a smaller scaling pattern, as if you were a dragon in human form.
At 12.01 am SL time on the 10th of March, the Skin Fair will open its doors to the public. At the fair, produced by Pale Girl Productions, you will find two sims full of skins, makeups, tattoos, shapes and mesh body parts, with each booth containing at least some exclusive items. Have you yet to find the perfect skin for your mesh head? Or perhaps even the perfect mesh head? Then you will want to fill your inventory with demos and do some thorough testing. You can already start preparing by joining the Pale Girl Productions Info Group to which the designers are sending their demos.
And if you want at look at a few of the designers and an overview of the fair itself, I’ve done a little video for you. In addition to skins and heads, it includes a look at the just released bento update for the Slink female hands. After the video, I have also included close ups of four of the skins that I showcase as well as information about all the bits and pieces worn.
Today the fantasy fashion in SL is dominated by elaborate outfits that are more jewellery than clothing, often with very little fabric to them. If you go back some years, before mesh, flexi silks made up a huge part of the available fantasy wear and some of my favourite pieces were from Solange. Today’s outfit is a brand new mesh release from her which should be out in the store tomorrow (Friday). It is a beautifully rigged silk camisk with a matching thong for when you don’t quite feel like baring it all. Also featured in this post is a new hair from Wasabi Pills and a new shirt from Gabriel.
This look started with the Miwa hair from Wasabi Pills, which is available at the current round of Uber in two variant styles. I generally don’t do cute very well, so ponytails can be a challenge, but this style I think lent itself well to a more fetishy style using a set from Voluptas Virtualis that I did not get around to blogging while the Fetish Fair was still on. I paired that with suspenders and stockings by alaskametro and added earrings and heels from the Plastik.
I have branched out into another brand of bento mesh heads with the Barbara head from GA.EG and of course that was a good excuse for making another video. I discuss the features of the head, take a look at how it responds to sliders and test a few skins on it. Also showcased in this video and the accompanying photo are a couple of new skins from Adam n Eve, a corset from Schadenfreude and Silentsparrow, hair from Wasabi Pills and a couple of new releases from the Plastik and alaskametro.
Given the scarcity of gorgeous male historical/fantasy clothing in Second Life (unless you’re a grungy barbarian), I am always really thrilled when I come across something that I know Ran will want for his avatar. One brand that is sure to never disappoint in that regard is Junbug’s male side brand/sub brand, fittingly named Heathcliff. At the Fantasy Gacha Carnival, she has a gorgeous set of tunics and matching knee breeches which I promptly spent some money on and then passed over to Ran with orders for him to get dressed. As it happened, I had a new dress to blog, so we made it a little scene in a tavern.
It is still a few days left until the Fantasy Gacha Carnival opens on the 7th, but here you can get a look at some of the pieces from the elaborate Daemonus gacha from the Plastik. I’ve paired it with a new two-part outfit from Senzafine while staying with the gorgeous Opal hair from Wasabi Pills that I wore in my last post.
We Love Role-Play have opened their February round and I have to say this looks like a particularly nice one. Its always a high-quality event, but even so I came away from there with an unusually high number of demos to go through. The first item I will be showing off, however, is a set of review copies from the Muses, paired with new releases from Aisling and Wasabi Pills. And I am still in my LightStar Athena head.
The (Fetish Fair) just opened today and Aisling has three new releases there as part of their Voluptas Virtualis sub brand. This post focuses on one of them, a very revealing harness that mixes leather and lace. Also new is my hair from Wasabi Pills and an eyeshadow from Adam n Eve, available at the Linden Lab Shop Your Heart Out event.
Following my video review of LightStar’s Athena mesh head, I am now taking a look at the second female Bento head from LightStar. This one is called Marian and has a softer look than Athena, who has a bolder face. Like Athena, Marian will soon be updated to 1.3, but what you are seeing here is version 1.2. The updates are taking a little longer than I might have indicated in my video and this is because the creator has decided to merge the different head layers into one object as well as merge the different HUDs into one. This will definitely offer a better user experience and deal with some of the concerns I voiced in the video. The updated heads will also include a matching body applier. For these photos, however, I am once again using PXL’s Heidi applier, this time in the SunKissed tone.
A new round of ROMP, the event for elegant kink, opened today and my first post (it tends to end up being more than one when it comes to ROMP) features Roawenwood and Aisling. The latter brand have two new sets out at the event, both under the new sub brand of Voluptas Virtualis. I am more than a little thrilled to finally have some superb mesh lingerie for Slink Physique to play with. Sadly, many other great sets at the event were Maitreya only.
I just couldn’t resist using the fabulous Neptune’s Revenge from Rustica for another set of photos. With the fantastic Roslyn gown from Junbug and a pretty companion wearing the fabulous Marquis outfit from Last Ride I think there is a distinct romance cover vibe about these shots.
I have had a few things land in my inventory recently that suggested to me that it might be a good idea to make a male shape in order to be able to review them. So, a while back I got myself setup with the Slink Physique for men as well as the matching hands & feet. This is all still on my usual account though, so rather than an alt this is just Freyja in a more (somewhat more) manly form, wearing a new skin from the Plastik and an outfit from Noble Creations.