I’m fascinated with clothing and avatar elements in SL which we really don’t replicate in real life. I love being able to change tattoos or go to non-tattooed skin in an instant. I love hair styles that would be nearly impossible to create or sustain IRL. When I saw this dramatic dress in L’Abel‘s new collection, I knew I wanted other dramatic elements to complete the outfit.
The hair is from the current Dressing Room Blue collection, made by LOQ Hairs. It’s not just red, it’s Dana Scully Red (thanks, LOQ…more please). No, it’s not called Dana Scully Red, it’s called Firey Red (my kids are devouring The X-Files on Netflix streaming, so I have X-Files on the brain right now). The name of the hairstyle is Pancake.
The butterfly tattoo is from Wunderlich’s Historical Garb. These face tattoos are only $75L per design and there are several styles to choose from.
The shoes are from Patula’s House, and the skin is from Heartsick, only $60L for Super Bargain Saturday (and it is a super bargain!).
Pose from flowery.
While taking short breaks from my top-secret project, I’m having fun hopping around to recent sales and events on the grid, and have picked up a lot of goth and Halloween-themed items. Here’s some of my favorite finds…
PixelDolls Bella Violet Dress from Zombie Popcorn
(PixelDolls mainstore, ZombiePopcorn sale locations 1, 2, 3)
Frick Autumn’s Fell Sugar Dark Brows (from in-store Witch Hat Hunt)
Exile Crissy-Red Mix from TDR Blue
Pose by doll
OSAKKI/Bipolar Pret a Porter Dress from Call to Couture
The Niven Collection Zebra Heels from Call to Couture
aRAWWRa Natalie Pale Skin from Zombie Popcorn
(see above for Zombie Popcorn event SLURLs)
Exile Mina Group Gift Hair
Pose by Doll
SN@TCH Little Nipper Dress from HorrorfFest
Phoenix Rising Facade Jacket (get to their closing sale, pronto!!!)
Para Designs Autumn Leaves Tattoo
WD Goth – Loli Batty Shoes from HorrorFest
Izzies Addison Winter Skin
Exile Crissy b/ack/red mix hair from TDR Blue
Timmy Halloween Hat – Group Gift
Pose by NSA
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Tagged Call to Couture, dress, goth, hair, halloween, HorrorFest, jacket, shoes, skin, TDR Blue, The Dressing Room Blue, Zombie Popcorn
Whippet and Buck is a Second Life brand for which I have gradually developed a great appreciation.Many of the store’s pieces reflect vintage influences. When I was putting together this outfit, I thought of the period around the turn of the 20th century…Gibson Girls and the movie “Somewhere in Time.” All my avi needs is a bustle and a longer skit, perhaps some lace up boots instead of the pumps, and she’s so there!
W&B Claven Lace Blouse, featured exclusive item at W&B’s LE.LOOK store
W&B Victoria High Waist Pencil Skirt, Stumblebum item from W&B’s mainstore
Also featured: Mango!Mango! Fresh Vamp Skin, Gos Platform Pump, Happy Finds Vintage Flower Necklace, ploom Dusty Beehive Hair in Cinnamon. Pose by o’m.
Even still, I was determined to run and grab the SMOTD Dark Dark Night Dress (part of Stumblebum this week). The spider took up residence briefly on my avatar’s face, but when I added Lolapop‘s God Save The Queen Jewelry Set to my outfit, Charlotte disappeared. And now my ear is acting all ticklish.
Shoes Clocktower Designs Rogue Silver Pumps (Steals and Deals)
Exile Betsy Roaring Red Hair (TDR Blue)
Freckle Designs Lou Glamor Pale (on sale this last weekend).
Pose by Olive Juice.
It’s nice to have a real avatar again, instead of a floating particle ghost. Here’s some of the backlog of finds that I wanted to share with you! This may well be one of the prettiest hunt prizes I’ve ever seen – the Seldom Blue Evangeline Golden Gown from the Iconically Sexy Summer Hunt. The Tuli Audrey skin is also from the same hunt. The hair is Truth Midori Hair in Blood, and the pose is by Glitterati.
Yes, Horatia’s hands are hidden in the skirt, but with a skirt this wide, it was unavoidable unless I used a pose that either spread the arms out wide, above, or held somewhere in the chest area! IRL, if one was wearing this dress, any time the hands were below the waist, they’d likely be hidden in the skirt.
You’ll be seeing more backgrounds like this, because I was looking for some dark Victorian-themed houses and skyboxes as well as furniture (not necessarily easy to find; perhaps I will do a sampling over at 117prims in the near future). This skybox is called The Victorian Room, from Noesis, and it’s available on XStreetSL for only $75L. It’s 31 prims, and the walls have a menu to switch between 6 different wallpaper textures.
ABomb featured this purple lace over black fabric dress in this week’s Humpday Madness. The detail on this outfit is really beautiful, and it even flowed nicely as it moved. Also featured is alaMood Dream Ice Jewelry from last weekend’s Lazy Sunday, A Netherworld’s MoonShadow Skins – Gigli Pale /Purple from Woeful Wednesday, DbT Valerie Black Satin Boudoir Shoes, and Clawtooth Lovely Liz Hair in Brown. Pose: NSA.
I’ve featured MangoMango‘s skins quite a bit in my blogs. While the Vamp line is extremely pale, and therefore it’s difficult to do a lot of shading in the texture, I’ve always liked the illustrative quality of these skins. Three of the newest Vamp Skins were on sale earlier this week for $69L each…featured here is the Jelly Vamp Skin. The hair is another one available at Truth‘s sale – Vera in Cranberry. The lovely dress and jewelry is PP Petal Diamonds Dress (from Woeful Wednesday this week). The boots are Malfean Visions Admiral’s Stilettos. Pose by Shopaholics Anonymous.
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Tagged 117prims, boots, freebie, hair, humpday madness, jewelry, Lazy Sunday, shoes, skin, skybox, Woeful Wednesday
It’s really kind of ironic, but whenever Putrid Gloom of Show Me On The Doll releases a new promotional or member group outfit in Second Life, I’m typically very happy! I love, love, love the detail in the outfits and the humor underlying the darker goth styles. Last week Putrid released a feminine, fluffy treat of a dress for Stumblebum called “The Tear Pool”…and it was only $50L! A day or so later, Putrid sent subscribo group members a note, saying that the dress had really been rather successful, so Putrid was going to release another color, called “The Raspberry Whine” which would be priced at only $50L as well.
I apologize for not having more specifics on skin, hair, shoes and poses, but I was running so late with this post that I wanted to go ahead and get it online [EDITED TO ADD: I have updated some of the info below and hope to do more later]. As you can see by the pictures, if one’s avatar is wearing this dress with the boa, it’s really better to wear short hair or an updo. The hair on the left is one of the newer Truth hairs currently on sale – it’s called Midori. The hair on the right is LoQ Hairs Con Panna – Ash Black from The Fashion House. The shoes on the left are from aMused at The Industry Shopping District Fair, and the ones on the right are from SLink (currently featured at The Dressing Room Blue).
Without a doubt two of the most notable fashion events this week in Second Life are The Platinum Hunt and the opening of The Fashion House. As you may have read elsewhere, everything on The Platinum Hunt is $10L; it’s a little unusual to have a hunt that one has to pay for, but the quality of the items is fantastic. The Fashion House is a designer showcase (similar to The Dressing Room) which will run from the 10th to the 25th of every month.
SiSSi Jewelry from the Platinum Hunt
III Taylor Dress from The Fashion House
Heart and Sole Sassy in Platinum Shoe from The Platinum Hunt
HeartSick Illusion Platinum Skin from The Platinum Hunt
AY.LinE Hair from The Fashion House
Pose by doll from The Fashion House