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Maitreya Long Jersey Dress - Front  - Dare - All Assumptions Aside

I know that in SL it’s always winter til after Christmas, but I’m Canadian and even though we have only had a miraculous 2 days with snow on the ground so far this winter, I’m already tired of it so I’m rushing spring in SL even if I can’t do it in real life. So instead of a winter coat or reindeer sweater or something christmasy , I’m wearing this fantastic VIP group dress from Maitreya called Long Jersey Dress. It’s a limited edition colour of a regular store release, that is only going to be out for VIP group members to buy for a small period of time. It’s selling for 225L which is 1/2 the price of the store release versions.

I find it hard to say just how much I love this dress. I know how much a lot of people were let down by the early mesh designs, but that faint early glimmer of promise those clumsy first attempts at mesh showed, this dress bring to fruition.  Until they somehow make mesh fit us so we don’t have to change our shape to fit it, mesh is not going to get any better then this design. There isn’t one pose in my AO that this dress doesn’t look good in.  Legs apart, legs together, legs crossed, turned sideways, turned back, arms crossed…you name it, this dress just keeps looking great. The shading is spectacular. Onyx LeShelle is brilliant at shading in ways that are organic to the way the dress moves, so it just always looks – well – just right. I can think of no other way to put it. I wish I could take credit for the great looking belt, but that is a part of this dress.

Maitreya Long Jersey Dress - Side - Anya The Captie_001

I tried this pose just for giggles, but I can’t get this dress to look bad doing anything. Believe me, there are not many things in SL that you can use this pose on and not look like an idiot in or not have to edit 3/4 of the things you are wearing to make them look Ok. I didn’t have to touch a thing!

This also gives you a good look at the shoes I’m wearing, the Maitreya Gold Liaison. This shoe is 875L each or 2000L for a mini fatpack of 4. You can also get a fatpack of all 24 colours for 9,990L . I got the mini fatpack of #6 which includes Cocao (which I’m wearing in the photo), Lemon (A bright lemon yellow), Apple ( A muted Apple Green) and Shiver ( Sort of a mix of pale olive and clay). I got this fatpack because it seem to me to offer the best mix of colour, most of the packs are single colour packs, 4 blues or 4 pinks or even 4 taupy shades

I must admit I am pretty confused by the options on these shoes. You can change the sole colours…4 different options…which is nice, but not something I really care about. You can use or not use the ankle strap, but for someone as fussy as I am about matching skin…that isn’t really an option, even with skin matching as close as I have in the picture above it still left a noticeable line. I guess you could leave it off if you put on the tube ankle warmer option, but they look pretty ugly…and the only good thing about socks..the not having to match is take away by the fact the tube doesn’t go all the way to the end of your feet so you still have to match skin anyway. The on standard shoe option that almost every high priced shoe has is the ability to change silver metal to gold. These shoes have silver heels and you can’t change them to gold. To me this is a big limiting factor in what I can wear them with. I mostly buy gold jewelry, so these shoes will see limited wear. Too bad. I like them.

Maitreya Long Jersey Dress - Torso - Dare - Where's My Ring Now

The nails I’m wearing here are from Izzie’s and are her Long French Nails Set. With this set you get prim nails set to 3 different sizes, 10, 15 or 20. I’m wearing the size 20. They have 20 different colours, all with the white tips you would expect with french nails and are changable with a hud. Each nail set comes with a hand posed One of the best things about Izzie’s nails is that they come with 13 tinted gloves, and if the colours she has don’t match, she has a white one that for some reason I find a lot easier to colour then all the other gloves I’ve ever coloured.

All that is just 199L which is a great deal when a lot of places charge more then that for 5 colours.

I wanted a nice wooden bead set to go with this outfit and the Kenya Set in Cedar from PurpleMoon worked out perfectly. Nice wooden beads are surprisingly hard to find in SL. The Kenya set comes in a rainbow of colours each for 175L but there is no fatpack option which is rare for PurpleMoon.

Maitreya Long Jersey Dress - Face - Lauria - Oh So Darking 1

The skin I’m using is one of the latest skins from Glam Affair that is for sale at Collabor88. This is the new Amberly Skin in Europa Frostbite 03. Glam Affairs is offering 3 skins this month, each for 188L, a steal for a skin of this quality. If you can appreciate a pale skin this skin is for you.

The eyes I’m wearing are from Amacci. There are very few designers that can do it all, poses, hair, skin, eyes but Carina Larsen can. These eyes are her new Look eyes, in my opinion her most beautiful eyes to date. These pair are her Burnt Sienna set. Every eye comes with a big or normal version and prim sparkles for each eye. These are very nice sparkles, not horrid blingy things from way back when that you  think of when you  think of sparkling  jewelry etc. Back in the bad old days when everything in SL blinged or sparkled.

You can buy these eyes one at a time for 120L each or get what you really are going to want and get the whole fatpack of 33 eyes for 1500 lindens.

Photography Credits – I photographed this on my Katink Photography Studio, my true love, with a background from their Romance Pack 2 – Romance 20.

Poses – Photo 1 – Dare – All Assumptions Aside (Dare is closed but information given in case you have their poses)

Photo 2 – Dare – Anya The Captie

Photo 3 – Dare – Where’s My Ring Now

Photo 4 – Lauria – Oh So Darkling 01

 

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Murderdoll…aka Ivey Deschanel has taken her normally fantastic prices at Sn@tch and made them even better, with a 4 day 50% off sale that ends tonight. Sn@tch offers fantastic clothing with amazing detailed hand drawn textures at prices that would be great if you were getting one piece, but almost everything you buy at Sn@tch is a fatpack.  The dress I’m wearing above is no exception, it’s called Silk Goddess, and it comes in two colour packs, Pales and Goths. This dress is from the Goths pack. Along with this sleek silver number, you also get this dress in red, gold, black and purple.

Now we have all seen SL fashions that are recoloured from the SL colour picker, and look horrid, this is not the case with Sn@tch, each item looks like it is originally drawn in the colour it comes in. So perhaps it is more fair to say it comes in different coloured textures then just in different colours. I’m no designer so I don’t really know how to accurately describe the differences, but I know it when I see it, and this is colouring done right.

Here is a close up to see the wonderful shading done on this piece…from the small tiny wrinkles on the hip…to the ruffles around the neck…to the gem brooch at the bottom of the neckline.

You can get all 5 colours of this gown now for just 137L. Even double that when it’s not on sale is a steal.

This is one of my favourite outfits from Sn@tch, it’s called Murder Most Grave and it comes with 7 velvet shades of corsets and the black chiffon layered skirt. For added fun the posture collar is included.  All this is just 125L today during the 50% off sale.

I find this a fun combination of naughty and nice.

Sn@tch isn’t all about dresses though and here is a cute shorts and legging outfit called Farewell My Concubine. This outfit gives you 6 of these sexily belted jackets, in Army I’m wearing, plus Eggplant, Sand, Mushroom, Rose and Slate, these sexy brocade shorts and the black tights. This complete outfit, and so much more can be yours today for 137L.

Sn@tch has literally thousands of items, for all tastes in clothing, if you like it, it’s probably somewhere in the store. Don’t  forget to check out her mesh items and lingerie and accessories. There is also a special outfit you can fish up for free for everyone who likes 7 seas fishing.  So head on over and get a little (or a lot of Sn@tch today)

Photography Credits

Poses – Unfortunately the poses used were from a shut down shop, but the photos were taken using my Katink Photo Studo and their Autumn Splendor Background #5. Their background sets come 10 to a pack and are 100L. They have literally hundreds to choose from.

Credits for other items used

Silk Goddess 

Skin – Lara Hurley-Mia – smokey eyes/Tan – With Mia Golden Shadow Tattoo

Hair – Truth – Leesa – Sandlewood

Lashes – LeLutka – 2011 Lashes – Curl

Eyes – Aphotic Gloom – Clarius Special Edition # 3 – Jordan

Shoes – SLink – Aveela Stiletto –  Black

Murder Most Grave

Skin – Lara Hurley – Mia – Tan – Purple and the Mia dark eyeliner

Hair – Elikatira – Again – Brown 08

Lashes – Leutka – 2011 Lashes – Curl

Eyes – (amper) – platinum slur – No longer for sale

Farewell My Concubine

Skin – Glam Affair – Giselle – Light Kajira D – Special Edition Skin but line still available

Hair – Calico Ingmann Creations – Eleanor 1 – Auburn

Lashes – LeLutka – 2011 Lashes – Curl

Eyes – Aphotic Gloom – Clarius Special Edition # 3 – Jordan

Shoes – Nardcotix Mana Breeze Stilettos – Black

It is very rare for me to find a shop where  I love everything in it, but Gizza is one of those very rare shops.  I walk in there and look around and basically just throw up my arms and give up. Trying to pick what I want to buy the most is a waste of time. It’s easier just to close my eyes and spin and buy whatever I point at when the spin is done, because I’m sure to like it. I think I have seen maybe 2 outfits in there that I thought were less then “Oh, I need”. They were probably pink. *grin*

This fantastic outfit I have on up top is called Shalwar and you get the whole outfit minus shoes for 450L. It comes with some fantastically tailored pants, with multiple prims to achieve the full look around the thighs which slide down to the tailored tight calves.  A belly baring bra top with a leathery texture, and a very nicely textured black and white woven wool scarf wrapped and tucked around the shoulders. It’s all finished off with edgy tattoo on the back which is included, but I’ll let you go to the store to see that.

This outfit has the added bonus of also coming in the man’s version, so if you have a male partner that is fashion forward enough to wear the unusual,  you can wear matching outfits and really rock whatever event you are going to.

The skin I put with this outfit is the Kletva Peitra Diamond Starlight Skin that was made for The Dressing Room Blue. Unfortunately computer problems kept me from posting this while that skin was still out, but I’m sure most of you picked it up already because who could resist those fantastic spikes? For those that didn’t and for those of you who did and love the skin and want more, Kletva has 36 different versions of the Petra skin at their store. The skins are 1,000L each, which is more then you would have paid at The Dressing Room- Blue, but what each of them includes is astonishing!

With each skin you get 6 different skins – 3 with bald heads with 3 different eyebrow colours, and 3 with the major hair colour hair bases with matching eyebrows.  You get an eye, and 2 different eyelashes. You get 14 lip tattoos made to match the skin perfectly, one of the colours is black, which means any skin you pick would be perfect to wear with this outfit. You get 2 freckle options, hard and soft and you get a chest freckle as well. Speaking of chest, you get a cleavage option too. You also get 6 hair attachments, 2 options in 3 colours.  This is one skin that has you covered literally from head to toe.  The only thing missing is a mani and pedi spa treatment.

The hair is an inventory find from Loq called Pure Beauty, it was also an exclusive item made for The Dressing Room.  If you like it, you’ll love a lot of the hairs that Loq has to offer at their main branch. I’ve blogged this hair company a lot, and you pretty much have to have been hiding under a rock for the last 2 years in SL not to know what great hair they do.

These sexy shoes are from SLink. They are the Cassandra shoe in…yes..you guessed it…black. The Cassandra shoe comes in a rainbow of great colours, at 700L each. If you are a SLink group member (membership is free) and have your group membership active when buying you get 10% off. This discount also applies to the fatpack of all 11 colours for 3850L.

SLink has one of the best Huds in SL for their shoes. They come with both Version 2 and invis prim version of the shoe controlled by the hud, lots of metal options, toe nail colours, easy to work sizing and in my opinion the easiest colour matching skin in SL. All of this makes Cassandra a shoe you should try the demo on. If you think the black is pretty, wait til you get a look at the other colours.

The first time I walked through Gizza this dress called Summer Dotty whispered to me. It more like yelled at me. Come here…buy me…put me on…never take me off. I listened. I love orange. My world would be filled with rusts and siennas if I had my way. I even have room in my heart for halloween orange in small quantities, so it’s not all that surprising that this dress managed to sweep aside my ingrained dislike of babydoll type dresses and embrace the orange dotty goodness. This fabric has just the right balance of richness and shiny to keep you watching the fabric swirl in happy contentment for hours, the sign of a great piece of pixel fashion.

The dress is 250L and comes with a beaded choker style necklace and bracelet. They are nice, but I was looking for something a bit different so I am not wearing it with the dress in this photo, but they are definitely usable.

When I saw this dress, I knew I had to pair it with the Glam Affair Monica skin – Summer Euphoria I got from the Euphoria Fashion week. When I bought the skin I had no idea what I would ever wear it with, but it had orange lipstick so I was all over it anyway. Can’t have too much orange put away for a rainy day and you can’t have too many Glam Affair skins.

The hair I’m wearing is from Amacci and is called Melody.  This hair do is rapidly becoming my favourite updo, replacing hairs I have loved for a couple of years.  I love it from the side, the front and the back.  I normally don’t like hairs without bangs much, but I have paired this with the tattoo base that Amacci makes and it makes a great smooth front line to the non-banged hair. These tattoo bases are sold with a bun to match each hair base, and they make a great low prim hair do or great hat hair. There is now a whole line of hairs made to go with these tattoos.  They are 200L a set or for those who like a deal the 8 set fat pack is 600L.  I love fatpacks that are well below half price!

Because Amacci has so many shades, and I have the fatpack (600L) I have even managed to match their tattoo base with other hairs that are older to give them a much better look as well. Hairs from companies that went under before the idea of a hair base ever came out.

With or without the hair base, Melody is a great hair, and it sells for 250L a pack or 900L a fatpack of all 8 shades.  Again less then half price! All the more colours to set your tiara on.

The necklace and earrings are called Phoenix Rising by Earthstones.  I hadn’t been to Earthstones in a couple of years, and I was given a gift card at Christmas by my friend Lashae Karsin, so I thought I would go and see what they had to match this outfit. When I walked in I was shocked at how much improvement the jewelry had undergone in that time. It’s a whole new store from when I was last in it. Now I’m faced with the daunting task of buying a couple of years of great jewelry I have missed. Thanks for not telling me sooner guys…really…My bank account totally appreciates it!  All along the walls all I saw was must have pieces. I love jewelry made with semi precious stones – Jaspers..Agates..Labradorite  as much as I love diamonds and such, these stones have a character that can’t be matched. The jewelry I saw was just as unmatchable.

Phoenix Rising ironically was one of the few gemmed pieces, but the orange colour and fire was perfect for the dress. I bought the set for girls for 599L which included the necklace and earring worn here.

Last but in no way least is an outfit I consider a masterpiece of form and texture Bright Fame. Up above is the long bell bottom pant version of the outfit, the belt and bracelet are included. The pants are fantastic, until you move, they look like a wonderful long skirt, but when you do, the pants dance in the many prim pieces that they are made in.  The outfit also is a miniskirt, which you wear right over the pants in the full outfit.  It’s made in such a way that the skirt just looks like a long tunic when you are wearing both, a technique you don’t see too often in SL. After almost 5 years in this game, there isn’t much I haven’t seen a lot of, so when I see something not done must, it’s a real treat.

The outfit also comes with a fur boa which is all the jewellery the outfit really needs, but I wanted to show it a bit differently so I left it off and tossed on some jewellery instead. You get all this for 400L which I think is quite a bargain.

The perfect skin for this dress is the skin Story from Ploom in Tea skin tone. I’ve had a love affair with Helyanwe Vindaloo’s skins since the first time I bought one when she was still just designing for Deviant Kitties and Ploom was in the distant future. I remember wearing a skin from her called Ice in a skin shade called snow…so white it was almost neon white with lips and eyes the electric blue you only get in teen nail polish, completed with a runny eyeshadow look of course. I wore it with a sea blue sea goddess dress and the whole effect was what one friend called “scary sexy” probably in one of her charitable moments.  I probably wouldn’t be caught dead in either the skin or the dress today, but I was the height of noob cool back then and I adored them both. Fortunately Helyanwe’s designs have grown with me, and this story is a great example. Who knows though, in 3 years I might be looking back on this and wondering how I could wear it, when I should be wearing stuff like the new pale skins with bright blue eyeshadows and lipsticks.  But for now, you can have what is new today, for 950L for 4 versions of the skin with various coloured brows and freckles/no freckles.

The hair is an old inventory find, well it was never lost and it’s probably something I’ll never toss out. It’s Tapika from House Of Heart in Coffee Bean. Who can toss a hair do that has their name on it? Especially one that actually doesn’t suck. I used to use one of the House of Heart add on bangs with this, but now that I have the Amacci tattoo bases, I used the obsidian coloured base with the Coffee Bean hair and it was a great match, and I could wear the style bangless without it looking horrid. Woot Amacci!

The jewellery is from a great shop called Gems and Kisses. It’s something they have moved to their new <99 shop. Who can complain about getting great jewellery and getting it for less then 99L. This is the ego set, I have it in Platinum and black but it comes in 6 colour combinations. At 29L for the necklace and 19L for the earrings, you are going to want them all! Heck, save yourself some time, and just buy everything on the floor, if not the building. You will eventually anyway.  I know it, you know it. Anything else is just denial.

Don’t get so caught up in the bargain hunting in the <99 shop that you forget to check out the regular store. They have some great jewellery there that you won’t want to miss. Even if you are an avowed bargain shopper and won’t get anything unless it’s a “deal” there are still things in the regular shop for you. Just looking around for 2 minutes I found these limited time offerings –  a necklace and earring set for members for 49L (membership is free), a whip necklace for men or women for 50L and some very avant garde necklaces at very low prices, limited numbers, buy and take. Everytime I have come to Gems and Kisses I have found something like this happening. Drop in and see for yourself what excitement is going on.

The poses – Most of the poses are from {socialANGtz} this week, I love her stuff, she is a blogger, so she knows how important is it to keep the poses interesting, but she also tries to make poses with the eyes facing in directions that look good when you are the person being photographed and you can’t use a box and target to change them. That trick only works with 2 people or one person with 2 sets of arms.

Poses Photo 1 – {soci}alANGtz} – Conflicted Set – Pose 1

Photo 2  – {socialANGtz} – Photogenic Set – Pose 3

Photo 3 – {socialANGtz} – Photogenic Set – Pose 5

Photo 4 – {socialANGtz} – At Odds Set – Pose 1

Photo 5 – {socialANGtz} – At Odds Set – Pose 2

Photo 6 – {Terho} – The Variant Set – Pose 6A

Photo 7 – {Terho} – The Variant Set – Pose 1A

About a week ago for Saturday Fever, Alexohol came out with this great skirt called “Flirtini Skirt – Pink” and I loved it, even though I am NOT a lover of pink. But this skirt was so cute, and the texture so nice, that I had to have it. I had no idea what on earth I was going to pair it with, but I had to have it.  I figured something would come along. Fortunately for those of you who didn’t find the skirt then, the skirt is still for sale in the store now for 100L.

This weekend something did come along.  R.icielli put the pink top I’m wearing called Mattori Poncho in Honeysuckle in The Dressing Room for the great price of just 65L. I thought they would go together, and they did! The top needed almost no fussing with, except to make a shape with a breast size smaller then even my ultra small breast shape. I called this one micro breasts *grin* Does everyone have copies of themselves with 5 different breast sizes or am I weird?

Also at The Dressing Room was this great skin by Glam Affair in the skin tone Castalia- Natural – Night. I thought the dark eyeshadow was just the contrast that this girlie coloured pink set needed. It is as spectacular as you have learned to expect from Glam Affair.

The hair is from Loq, Tequila is available at their main shop, and is one of their new releases. No one does messy chic like Loq. It is availabe in 4 colour packs for 220L each or a fat pack for 700L

The shoes are from Kalnin, it is one of their newer shoes and is called Flirt. It is currently on sale for 50% off. Like all of Kalnin’s shoes it is texture change, this one to 11 colours, different parts of the shoe can be changed to different colours so you can mix and match to make black and pink shoes or pink and green…or red and green or pretty much whatever your outfit needs. It’s like having a fat pack in one shoe and in this case for the time of the sale the shoe only costs 385L

Today is a  bitter sweet day. For a couple of months now I’ve been visiting Baiastice, and looking at their copies of their short boot called Bow Backed Ankle Boots. These gorgeous boots come in tons of different colours, and are 460L each, or 14 colours for 3, 220L.  That’s what did it, the evilly generously priced fat pack offer.  I scoff at fat packs that give one or two pairs free.  If I end up buying what I want, it rarely ends up to be all but one or two, so I save money just doing that.  But this…this was like buying 6 or 7 and getting the rest free.  It’s 7 but if I say 6 or 7 to myself it sounds even better. I’m an expert in self delusion. I looked at them, I could see 6 or 7 I wanted without breaking a sweat.  But I have a ton of shoes. I didn’t need more shoes.

So I tried to put them out of my mind…I have a memory like a sieve. I’d forget them.

But they were too sexy to forget.

I’d go visit them, like puppies at a pet store…tell myself maybe I’d just buy one, but then say..but then what if you buy just one 7 times..you might as well have bought the fat pack…you know you want it….always the angel on one shoulder, the devil on the other. It’s an evil evil fatpack.

Well a couple of days ago I decide to blog some stuff from The Dressing Room.  I went naturally to my inventory and tried on all the stuff from R.icielli and their great silver set, New Year’s Special Set. I decided on this fantastic silver sparkly pants called Leggings Jeans in white and the sequined bra she called Sparkling Bra in Pink.  Both together with a whole lot more stuff are found at The Dressing Room right now for 70L.

This is an extremely generous offer from a designer known for her wonderful deals at TDR.  As you can see these pants and this top are PERFECT.  Not a flaw to be seen anywhere on them.  Texturing is lovely as always from this Lady.

I then paired that with the fantastic skin that Glam Affair is offering from The Dressing Room this month, called Jadis Dark. This skin is a lot darker then I’m used to wearing, but you can’t argue that it doesn’t look fantastic with the sparkling R.icielli clothing or that it doesn’t really set off my customary gray eyes.

Aida Ewing just keeps getting better and better. I still have some skins of her’s from her Beauty Avatar day’s. She was great then, she is even more spectacular now. This skin shows just how much she has conquered the “less is more” and that’s the hardest trick for any designer to pull off. When you can do that. You know you are there. Bravo.

My hair is a new design by Exile called Rayna which I bought in the Dark Brown shades. This hair has great flow, and drapes just right, for a shaggy style that doesn’t end up looking shaggy. If that makes sense to anyone in the world but me. It’s 250L for a colour pack or 1,000L for the full fatpack.

What did I do for footwear?

Well I went to Baiastice and  looked lovingly at the bowback short boots, thinking that the Crotalus  colour would be great with this outfit. I told myself I would just buy one.  Somehow all on it’s own my hand slipped over and hit the fatpack option. I don’t know how it happened. Honest.

Somehow I lost the battle, won a whole lot a boots, and don’t care that I “lost” at all…

*runs away happily clutching all the prettiness to her chest*

You break a rule once, and you open the flood gates. I let one sweater into my inventory and now here comes another one too pretty to resist. Lestat Reuven has changed her shop name again, this time to Siss Boom, but her sense of style and her design ability hasn’t changed with the name change. This outfit, Moody Knit, is a great example. There are tons of small details I love in this, from the small button at the bottom of each jean cuff, to the satin crochet work at the top of the sweater.  It’s nice to have jeans that look new and crisp, almost all the jeans out there are all ripped and torn these days. That’s all fine but occasionally you want to look like you bought something new not like you’re someone’s poor cousin getting jeans 3 people have worn and tossed as being too old or that you picked the jeans up off the floor where you have been walking on them for a week

The Sweater can be worn with or without the torso prim, either way looks great! The cost is just 100L if you go before she comes out with a newer design, once she does that it goes up to the normal price.  This is one shop where it pays to check every day to see what is new.

The boots are byTruth,  their Foxley Boots. I just wore the bottom half of this tall boot, so it wouldn’t interfere with the bell bottom prim. They come in 4 colours and go for 250L each. The fat pack is 800L.  Now that winter is coming in SL, these boots need another look, they make great winter boot wear.  And of course they look completely different worn under prim pants as just clunky shoes.  They really do make a versatile pair of footwear.

The skin is a stupendous offering by Glam Affair, it’s their Eva skin in Winter that is being featured at The Dressing Room right now. It’s only 70L and as you can see it’s gorgeous! If you don’t get this skin, well you have no right to say your Momma didn’t raise no fools! Ok..well maybe it’s not that vital, but it is too good a deal to pass up.

The hair unfortunately appears to be no longer for sale. For those of you who might still have it in your inventory it’s from Exile, and it’s called Shay.  I love the spikey look of it and as you can tell by past entries, I love this type of hair style.  If you don’t have it, have no fear, Exile has plenty of other hairs which you can use to quell your sorrow.