Feel like slipping out of your human skin and into something very different? Then you should head over to Nomine to check out the latest release from Munchflower: a range of truly imaginative skins for several fantastical creatures. You can become a dazzling Fae, a lovely Mermaid, a feral Neko or a scaled, slithery Reptile.
The Fae skin inspired me to head over to the beautiful Chakryn Forest and I hope to bring you a look at the other fantasy skins in coming posts. Of course, you can also take a look at them on the Nomine webpage.
Over at Adam n Eve, sachi has been on a tear lately, releasing two new skins (and preparing several more for release). I am very fond of what she has achieved with her latest skins and I really wanted to try and get better at what I keep calling “fancy headshots” to do them justice. So, here’s one attempt, using the brand-new Natalie skin.
A touch (or rather more) of decadence is never wrong and the Marquis set from Libertine by Alia Baroque (best known as the creator behind Fallen Gods) delivers just that. It is a sumptuous furniture ensemble packed with animations, from elegant and languid sits (including plenty of sits for male avatars) to steamy threesomes. There are also many props included, some just for decorative purposes and others to be used with some of the animations. For those who prefer to keep their animations mature rather than adult, a version with just those poses is also included for each piece of furniture.
We’re starting off the photos rather tame, but it gets a little steamer inside. And do click through to the larger versions; I wanted to show these in the full width so they had to be sized down quite a bit to fit on the blog.
Etheria 2 ends today, so if you have yet to check out the lovely clothing and jewelry on offer, make sure to head over there soon. I am wearing the My Lady Love set from Dark Mouse, just one of several beautiful jewelry sets designed for the event by the various participants.
You will also get a look at the brand-new Harper skin from Adam n Eve, a corset from Sn@tch and the new boots from lassitude & ennui, as well as a new prop from Glitterati.
Etheria 2: Painted Ladies is now open. It is a small-scale, themed event where five jewellers have created pieces inspired by the “painted ladies” of the Old West and five clothing designers have created matching outfits.
I really enjoy themed events, they always bring out some interesting results, and Etheria is certainly evidence of this. For this first look at what’s on offer at the event—which ends on January 8th—I am showing the jewellery from Caroline’s Jewelery. I am also wearing a pair of new mesh boots from lassitude & ennui which were spot on for this theme.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.