Thursday, October 18, 2018

Living Dead Girl

You may have noticed that my last post was over 3 years ago. RealLife, as it will, got in the way of SecondLife for a myriad of reasons. I finally returned to SL in August of this year, but it's taken me awhile to get my blogging feet back. Part of the delay was the result of becoming a member of the Gimme Gacha family with a small shop of my own, but most of it was getting the hang of all of the new options available to avatars. After I spent a few days putting together this Halloween look, I decided it was finally time to make a new post.

Living Dead Girl


It all started with Cassie Middles' video preview of the 2018 Salem event. I saw this "Elly" dress by Una and knew I had to have it. I love items that allow users to customize their look so much that several different avatars can be wearing the same outfit, yet not look like clones. With the "Elly" dress you have the option of the full dress (no skeleton), a skeletal torso without flowers, and a skeletal torso with flowers. It also comes with left and right skeleton arms. I opted to only wear one of them because I like the way the asymmetry contributes to the partially decayed look.

Living Dead Girl

I'm fascinated with how well the skeleton and flowers of the "Elly" dress are sculpted and textured. At one point, I decided my avatar should have rats crawling in, on, and out of her. I couldn't find any shoulder rats, so I got a bunch of mice from a gacha machine at Plastik and attached them to several different points on my body.

Living Dead Girl

Living Dead Girl

The bloody hair is also something I saw in Cassie's preview of the current Salem event. It's !Oleander's "Kkyung Bloody Massacre" and comes in a 4-pack of natural colors: Mummy (seen here), Pumpkin (light orange), Vampire (black), and Werewolf (brown). I had a feeling it would work well with the "Elly" dress and I was right.

The eyepatch is a free gift from Yokai to Gimme Gacha group members who visit the GachaLand event this month. I love it when things fall into place like that. From there I spent several days trying to find the right skin and other items to contribute to the "crawled from the grave" look of my avatar. Izzie's was a HUGE help in that department, providing me with eyes that can be configured separately, dirty nails, a bloody hairbase, and a few different blood & wound appliers for my face and body. (The hairbase, face, and body appliers all come with a variety of options for blood amount and color.)

Living Dead Girl

Finally, I was content with my look and needed some poses and a backdrop, both of which I was lucky to find at The Mad Circus. Unfortunately, you can't see much of the Spooky Night Backdrop by The Dark Fae in my photos, but it comes with 2 tombstones with skulls on top, a bunch of flickering candles, and swirling fog. It's copy/mod, so you can tweak it to your liking. When I saw that the "Some say it's morbid" pose pack from X.T.C. came with a rat, I knew I needed to look no further. (Note: The expression in the last photo is from the Catwa head HUD, not the poses.)

Living Dead Girl


Body: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara V4.1
Hands: Maitreya Mesh Body - Bento Hand R V4.1
Feet: Maitreya Mesh Body - Feet V4.1
Head: Catya Mesh Head by Catwa

Hair: Kkyung - Bloody Massacre (Mummy) by !Oleander ($200 @ Salem)
Hairbase: Bloody Hairbase by Izzie's ($199)
Skin Applier: Catwa & Omega Skin Fitness Vampire by Damn & Sweet ($300 - also includes appliers for Maitreya body)
Eyes & Lips: Bloody Tears & Lips by Izzie's ($100)
Body Blood: Face & Body Blood & Wounds by Izzie's ($199)
Eyes: Demon Eyes by Izzie's ($249)
Teeth: Bloody Mouth by Mad' (Tongue + Teeth - Catwa Applier) ($150)
Nails: Dirty Nails Appliers by Izzie's ($99)
Dress & Skeletal Body Parts: Elly Dress Blue by Una ($345 @ Salem)
Tights: Torn Stockings by JellyRoll - Oct TWE12VE Exclusive ($199 - HUD w/ 9 texture options)
Eyepatch: Free gift from Yokai to Gimme Gacha group members @ GachaLand
Mice: Sweet Meese by Plastik ($50 per pull gacha)

Poses & Rat: Some say its Morbid - static pack by X.T.C Poses ($120 - 4 poses w/ prop)
Background: Spooky Night Backdrop by The Dark Fae - The Mad Circus 4 Exclusive ($125)

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Saturday Night

Saturday Night

Got a new lappy and did the most important thing - loaded it with photos of eye candy.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Black & White

Black & White

I won 2nd place again in a costume contest a couple of weeks ago, but RL has kept me much too busy to blog the outfit until now.

The theme was simply "black & white." All I had to buy for this outfit was the Glam Rock Suit, bracelets, and hair. Okay, I didn't have to buy new hair, but I'm not one to let a good excuse for shopping go to waste. Plus, this style is simply too reminiscent of Cher for me to resist adding it to my wig collection.

Black & White

Hair: Erase and Rewind by Exile ($1250L FatPack)
Skin: Nellie 02 - Fair - Glow Skin by LAQ ($1999L/10pk)
Eyeshadow: Barbarella Set 6 - 5 by La Boheme ($75L/10pk)
Eyeliner: Mile High Eyeliner - Black by Mock ($40L)
Eyelashes: Victorina Lashes - Noir by Mock ($40L)
Lipstick & Teeth: Ink Lipstick - Teeth by Pink Fuel ($75L/4pk)
Monroe Piercing: Metal Mouth MESH Round Dermals - Silent Rage by Haus of Darcy ($75L/16pk)
Tattoos: Shooting Star - Full Version by Para Designs ($175L)
Bra/Corset/Panties/Feathers: Glam Rock Suit by Gizza ($250L on the Marketplace)
Boots: Thigh High Boots - Liquorice Leather by Maitreya ($750L)
Hands: AvEnhance Hands Female - Casual by Slink ($450L)
Ring - Left Hand: Paragon Ring by Sn@tch (included with the Basic Latex Gloves set) ($155L)
Ring - Right Hand: Nebula by Kosh ($99L)
Bracelets: Boudica Armband - Black by Lassitude & Ennui ($120L on the Marketplace)

All poses by !bang.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Faerie Flirtation

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Something else I love about SecondLife is that I sometimes I get invited to events with themes like Wings & Underwear. I spent a mere $250L on new wings, clothes, and a tattoo for tonight's event and was lucky enough to win 2nd place in the contest, so I figured I should snap a few shots before bed.

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Hair: Day The World Went Away by Exile ($1250L FatPack)
Wings & Antenna: Butterfly Elf Wing by Jomo ($150L)
Ears & Earrings: Fantasy Elf Ears by Mandala ($777L)
Skin: Nellie 09 - Fair - Glow Skin by LAQ ($1999L/10pk)
Eyeshadow: Glamour Eyes - Cosmopolitan - Teal by La Boheme ($75/10pk)
Lashes: Victorina Lashes by M.O.C.K. ($40L)
Lipstick: Glossy Rose 10 by La Boheme ($75/10pk)
Hands: AvEnhance Hands Female - Elegant by Slink ($450L)
Butterfly Ring: Butterfly Rings V2 by Iced ($99L on the Marketplace)
Bra & Panties: Tiffany Diamonds Lingerie - Mature Version by Hollow Angel Designs ($25 on the Marketplace)
Tattoo: Winged Sisters by Letis Tattoo ($75L)
Feet: AvEnhance Feet Female High by SLink ($675L)
Shoes: Floreal Slink Heels by FashionNatic ($380L)

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Leaf on the Wind

Leaf on the Wind

One of the things I enjoy about SecondLife is the sense of community. Aside from all of the benefits for things like cancer research, there are often benefits thrown to help individuals who've been thrown a curveball by life.

Amy, also known as Scarlet Chandrayaan (owner of Alouette), is extremely ill with an unfortunate prognosis, so several SL designers have come together to create a sort of Make a Wish benefit for Amy so she can fulfill her dream of visiting London. The event - called Leaf on the Wind - has a London theme with a lot of clothing, accessories, and housewares. Even if you aren't as crazy about London as this little anglophile, there are many items that aren't London themed, and several kiosks around the sim where one can make donations to the cause without making a purchase.

Because my inventory is bursting at the seams, I exercised restraint and only bought this mesh dress with a gorgeous sparkly London skyline around the bottom, and these cute peeptoe plaid heels. Because I wanted to help a bit more, I also made a donation at one of the kiosks.

Leaf on the Wind runs through February 1, 2015. You can read more about Amy on the official event site.

Taxi to Event: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Adept/126/185/22

Dress: Leaf On The Wind exclusive dress by Fission ($99L)
Shoes: Paddington Peep (for SLink mid heel) by DMZ ($149L)
Hair: Nina - Marone by Exile ($1000L Fatpack)
Ears & Earrings: Steking_ears_ver2 by Mandala ($497L)

Sunday, January 18, 2015

There Will Be Guns

I got a new job, so my SL time has been significantly reduced. I hope to be able to keep this blog alive, but that may mean the focus shifts toward more arty photos and away from the more straightforward fashion blog photos.

Speaking of photos, my friend Nigel and I played dress up this afternoon as he indulged my request for an updated photo of the two of us. While he was setting up the shot, I snapped a few photos of my own. The two featured below are completely unedited.

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Of course, as always, Nigel's work made me squee and want to stare at it forever...

Old Friends and New Shiny Guns

Nigel is wearing Razor, Exile, Schadenfreude, Breach, and Lost Haven

Information about my Harley Quinn outfit can be found here.

Signs by 7 Emporium.

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Collabor88 - Janary 2015

Windsong for c88

I'm gearing up to start a new job next week, so this one is going to be short 'n' sweet.

The first Collabor88 of the year has kicked off and the theme is Unicorns. Exile's contribution, Windsong, (seen above) would be perfect for a fae or mermaid look, or even just to a little zing to your usual look. According to a friend, "the wicked curly bits are separate - so you can color it separately than the main body of the hair and get really wild with it."

You can see some more of this round's offerings in the Collabor88 catalog.