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One of the designers I have been most frustrated by not being able to blog while I’ve been trying to get my computer fixed is [Liv-Glam]. In the length of time that it took a bunch of computer experts to figure out that some network circuits on my motherboard were fried, she has gone from a brand new name in SL to a big booming shop with tons of fans. Either she works very fast or computer experts as a dense as granite. I think it’s both actually.

A lot of bloggers will only blog completely original content, so if you didn’t make it all by yourself, they won’t blog it, but  I’ve always felt that I rather have a wonderfully textured template then an original item with wonky seams and just coloured with the SL colour palette. Texturing is an art in itself or so many people wouldn’t do it so badly, so I like to celebrate those that do it well and in my opinion, Samantha S Jones of [Liv-Glam] is one of those that do it extremely well indeed.

This outfit is Fall 2012 Hanna Trumpet Sleeve Tunic SP3, and it comes with not only  the above beautiful colour but with a hud that lets you change this dress into 12 differently textured dresses. Each one is textured with as much care as the one shown, all the parts done perfectly, not one big blob of colour and letting the gray tint fill in the details. Each of these dresses could easily sell for 200L each, but you get them all on sale today for 49L  for the whole kit and caboodle.  Those are words. Honest. Also, 49L is not a typo..there shouldn’t be a zero on the end of that, it just feels like there should be, logic dictates that there should be, but no, it’s a fantastic deal you should grab…NOW!

 

Right now there is a little mini sale going on in the [Liv-Glam] main store lobby, I don’t know why it is or when it ends, I missed the notice about it, and the notice tab is grayed out in the group for some reason, but let’s enjoy the sale while it’s there. There is this suit/dress combo called Westwood, which is a modern satiny black dress with tiny white polka dots with a hem that drops down to the back, right on point with this years fashion trends. The dress goes up to a low cut lace jacket layer and a mesh jacket.

This shows you the wonderful detail there is in this outfit. The lovely lace peaking out from under the jacket. The lapel of the jacket done in the texture of the skirt. The buttons have the texture of tarnished silver. This outfit is just 99L right now, you can get a demo of it by touching the display and choosing demo from the menu that comes up.

 These shoes I wore with the outfit are also a part of the sale, they are called Eclipse Open-Toe Pumps, and they change with a texture change hud to 24 different colours. As you can see by the photo, they colour match skin beautifully and they can change size to match your legs seamlessly. The have a lot of different colours of nail polish and they have sound options as well, but they default to off and that’s how I kept it. These are very well made, sexy shoes, that were easy to work with. They are on sale for 99L, that’s 24 different pairs of shoes in one for 99L. You can’t beat that!

 

For one of their 55L Thursday offering of the last week (they keep them out all week long til the next Thursday), [Liv-Glam] has a full outfit called Fall 2012 – Nayomi Autumn Layers-Plum. When I say it’s a full outfit, I mean just that. You get the boots, the pants, the top/jacket set, the purse and the scarf. All this for 55L. Can anyone get even the boots for that elsewhere? This is a great outfit to wear now that fall has come to SL.

Just one note, the photo on the sales board has a different purse then I’m showing you here, this is the purse that actually came with the outfit, probably a bagging error, but wanted to show you what you got.

I wanted to show you an upclose look at some of the great textures in the coat, and the scarf. I love the bottoms she uses, it really looks like real coat buttons.

I also had one more ulterior motive, as part of the mini-sale, they have a 20 pack of lip glosses on a hud, that are for sale for 99L, and in this photo I’m wearing one of them. You can get a free demo and try one. I love the hud, because it lets you keep just one item in your inventory for all the lipsticks, when you want a lipstick, just click on the colours you want to try, try them on, it delivers tattoos to you, try them on, pick the one you want to wear, and delete the rest.  Easy Peasy and easy on the inventory, and I think I’m not the only one who can use help in that area!

Photography Credits – The photographs were taken in my Katink Photo Studio with their new texture set Abstract Fun Set 1,

Poses – Picture 1 – Still Life – Love – Quick, Bad & Bones

Picture 2 – Synt – Just As Exclusive

Picture 3 – Amacci – Model Poses – 5A

Picture 4 – Still Life – Love – How Much More

Picture 5 – Forgot to write it …sorry

Picture 6 – Art Body Store – Handbag 06

Picture 7 – Art Body Store – Handbag 04

Finishing Touches –

Picture 1 & 2 – Lashes – [LeLutka]-2011 lashes – Long (same for all photos)

Eyes – Amacci Gaze Eyes – Gold brown

Nails – Izzie’s – Classic Nails

Skin – Dutch Touch – Jaliah – Cafe Noir

Eyeshadow – Blacklace Beauty Disco Shadows – Aqua

Lipstick – [mock] Lip Effect Prototype (Gold) Style 2

Jewelry – Lazuri – Tres Chic Necklace & Earrings

Footwear – G*Fields – Strap Shoes – Alex -Metallic Pack – Gold

Hair – Likeli – Eleazia – Black

Photos 3 to 5 – Eyes – Aphotic Gloom – Aquilius Eyes – Anya

Nails –  Izzie’s – Spring/Summer 2012 Classic Nails

Skin – Al Vulo! – Julia  –  Pink – Light Brow – Cocoa

Jewelry – [ glow ] studio – Essence necklace (silver/cold-blue)

Hair – Dura – Boys & Girls # 13 – Chocolate

Photos 6 & 7 – Eyes – Mayfly – Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Grey Shadow, w3)

Skin – League – Isla –  Dark  – Lavender –  Brunette Brows

Jewelry – NHA! – Adele Earrings

Hair – Dura – Group Gift – Halloween 2012

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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

This beautiful gown named Lavish is the latest mesh creation from Apple May Designs, and the first mesh gown that I have personally tried on and been 100% thrilled with. It’s a great design that has a sultry curves and wonderful textures. This is a gleaming lush brocade. I have a soft spot for brocades, I am a member of the SCA in rl, and everyone in the SCA has a persona from an area and an era. Mine is 1500 Italian, and at that time all Italians were bonkers for brocade. As a result I have a soft spot for the rich heavy fabric. This comes in 3 colours, black (shown), white and red. The black is the only colour shown in the demo, the white is shown in the store photo, and the red, well it isn’t shown in any photos other then a small square showing the texture, so you will have to extrapolate how it will look from that. The gown is only 275L so is very reasonably priced as are all Apple May Design products.

This classic mermaid gown with a small train is fitted extremely well. I have taken the standard mesh shape in small, as the small is the closest to my own shape, and put my own face on it, and this gown fit on it with no need to change a thing. If you buy many mesh items you know how hard that is to find even in items that claim to be Standard Sizes. What is even better, is that I don’t have any of the invisible patches around the edges of the dress, which is a big problem with a lot of mesh designs. The flair mermaid skirt makes this dress a treat to walk in, I looked at myself from behind and the side and the front when walking and it looked fantastic any way.  No legs kicking through, it moved like a mesh gown should. This is a great dress, go get the free demo and try it on today.

As an added bonus for this weekend only, Apple May, has kindly put out her Edith Necklace in 3 colours for only 10L each, above is the black and white version…

And there is a red and black version….

And for those with a taste for the more dramatic avant garde look, there is a pure white version.  This 10L price only lasts this weekend, so I would hurry and get it while the price is hot, because these necklaces can go great with any number of gowns, and of course are the perfect foil to the Lavish gown.

The beautiful skin I’m wearing is by Al Vulo! and is the Julia in Cocoa skin tone, red make up with dark brown and cleavage. I saved my lindens and bought the whole fatpack of the Julia Cocoa skin tone which costs 2800L  for 6 skins, or you can buy just one skin for 800L. If your a real skin addict like me, how can you settle for just one?

Al Vulo is special in that it’s really the only skin with highly blushed cheeks that looks good on me, most of the time with my face shape that just makes me look like a clown.

This skin comes with a huge amount of things in the fatpack. A lot more then I ever expected to get. If I was giving Al Vulo advice on sales I would tell her to give more details on what is in her fatpacks, because I wouldn’t have hesitated so long over buying them if I had known how much I was getting.

You get – mesh eyelashes…which I’m not wearing, as I didn’t have time to fiddle with fitting them yet

6 Shades of eyeliner on tattoo layers

7 lipsticks on  tattoo layers

5 lip glosses on tattoo layers

6 different versions of the Julia Shape ( no mod, so with how often one changes shape with mesh, useless in my opinion)

Each skin comes in light brown with and without cleavage and dark brown with and without cleavage

A lot of goodies for your lindens!

The hair is from Elikatira and is called Found. This is one of her new mesh hair dos, and as you can see from the picture showing the back of the gown, it looks as great from the side and back as it does from the front. I’ve never been in love with most of the flexi hairs in SL. A lot of them look like a boiling pot of spaghetti to me more then they do hair. The hair popping in and out of your boobage has never really enamoured me either come to think of it. That being the case I’m one of the people who has embraced the new mesh hair with a gusto. It encompasses the best of non-flexi prim hair and gives it a bit of life and movement.

This is an example where mesh hair works really well.  The only thing I dislike about it is that Elikatira does not have hair base tattoos to match her hair colours, and that I am starting to feel more and more is a necessity for hairs that are drawn back at the forehead. The difference a hair base makes to the front of designs like this hair, is astronomical. It would take Sheldon from the Big Bang Theory to think of a phrase for it, so I’m not up to the job. For this photo I’m wearing the Black 04 from the Elikatira Essentials Collection and I put with it the Amacci Hair Base 2 tattoo in Ebony.  Fortunately you can match blacks with other designers, so I can at least wear black in this design until Elikatira gets her own shades out.

The hair costs 250L for a colour pack, 280L for the Essentials Collection, which is 8 different colours from different natural hair colour family…blond..brunette..red head…black… or if you love it and want it all, the fatpack is 1,400L

Photographic Credits – I used the Katink Hot Box…This pose prop is a box that you pose within, which has 19 poses, and 21 intense exciting colours. The poses are all adjustable so you can move them around in case your outfit is causing problems or your avatar is too small or too large to fit an average pose. They have one on display on the top floor of their building, so you can go play with it today and see if you like it. You can buy it for yourself or gift it to a photography loving friend for just 500L. That is a lot cheaper then I have seen similiar quality items for.

Katink used to be called Props and Poses or PNP but they have rebranded as Katink and are better then ever. They are putting things out at an amazing pace. All group members get 50% off new items and they have great group gifts each month.  They also have great specials every weekend when they take part in 60L weekends. If you are an SL photographer or even just thinking of taking it up, this is a group you need to belong to.  The members are great, always willing to help out with an answer or two.

Wearing but covered before in other posts –

Eyes – Aphotic Gloom – Aquilius Eyes – Kiwi – https://tapika.wordpress.com/2012/04/02/falling-for-vershe/

Eye Lashes – LeLutka – Curl – Touch Me – https://tapika.wordpress.com/2011/09/02/study-in-gray/

I have been going through my inventory a lot lately, in the little time I’ve been in SL between relative visits, summer travel and my ever returning migraines, trying to weed out the old and ugly to get ready for the new mesh items. Since my blog focuses on inventory treasures, old and new, I thought I would show you something I rediscovered, an old favourite of mine, that you might have in your inventory and not remember, even though it’s no longer for sale.

This fun and sexy pant suit is called Downtown, and was designed by Lestat Reuvan before she changed her shop name to Siss Boom. I went through her shop the other day and I don’t see it there, the shop is a little like a Victorian house so it has a lot of small rooms, that connect in different ways, so in a shop like that it’s easy to get turned around, I know I ended up looking at the same room more then once a lot,  so it’s equally possible I missed one. I’m fairly sure this outfit is no longer for sale, but she has a ton of newer and very arguably better outfits for sale so it’s well worth a trip if you haven’t been.  I can think of probably a dozen or so of her outfits in  my inventory that are probably technically better crafted then this, Lestat has a great gift for learning with each outfit, but what can I say, I’m feeling monochrome, and I love it!

Siss Boom puts all her outfits out at 100L until a new outfit comes out and then they go up to the regular price, so it pays to keep a close eye on the shop. They can change daily or once a month..you never know.

The pretty flower necklace is Baby Monkey’s Enamel Flower Set – Black. It comes with a necklace (chest and spine versions), earrings and 2 rings. You change the metal on the set to silver, gold or matte black using the hud that comes with it. You get all this for the bargain basement price of 55L.  This was offered for sale a couple of weeks ago as a Taste of SL item in their Color Black promotion.  I love this set because of the simple clean lines, nice texturing and the way it matches so much of what I own.

When I was in the Baby Monkey store today getting the slurl to the black set, I saw the other set this necklace comes in, the Enamel Flower Set. This is a texture change set with necklace (chest and spine versions, earrings and 2 rings, but there is a difference. This hud on it not only lets you choose the metal colours, it lets you choose 14 petal textures and 14 center textures. That adds up to a wild array of possible colour combinations. The price? Just 125L. A steal.  Just to tempt you some more I made the above photos to show you some of the colours I did…I love the colours available. Not to dark, not too light, just right! Black isn’t one of the colours available in this set so I’m glad she made the black version for The Best Of SL sale.

Bonus I accidentally discovered! The hud for the multicoloured set will change the center on the black set. So if you buy both, your black set becomes more flexible.  You can’t knock that! Right now I’m running around with a black flower with a red center.

Prim Eyelashes!!!!!!!!

I have had trouble with lashes forever in SL. My face seemed to tilt from nose to ears in more of an angle then most people. No matter how I rotated lashes, and I bought dozens and dozens of them, the problem was always the same, one side or the other would not fit against the skin, either the side closest to the nose or the side closest to the outer corner. One of the would be sticking out.  I read every article I could find on lash fitting, watched every video, but could never find a fix for that. I basically settled for it looked “Ok” and then edited them to look as perfect as I could get for every shot when taking photos.

That is a thing of the past now because Lashae , my friend of does the fantastic blog called Lashae Karsin, recommended that I go get the LeLukta prim lashes, and I did. Boy is she right, these are great! The lashes are little tiny prim lashes instead of a couple of alpha layers. The lashes are grouped together 3 to 5 in a group, and when you choose to edit them individually, you can move these little groups around your eyes, and make a near perfect fit. The lashes are also scripted to tint to 5 colours other then the default black – White, Purple, Blue, Green and Brown.

They are copiable, so I can make a set for my Asian shape. Unfortunately they aren’t modifiable , probably because of the script, so I can’t rename them to the shape they are made for. Pity. Note to Linden, make a separate permission for rename, just to make our lives easier.  I got the curl lashes and they sell for 180L. There are two other prim choices on the top shelf beside them. Don’t buy from the shelf below like I did. I didn’t notice they were a lower price and thought they were prim too, as there is nothing saying they are alpha, and ended up with eyelashes I will never probably use.

The hair I’m  wearing is Glory by Exile, one of their hairs that has both streak options and root colour options. That is a lot of options for a 250L pack of hair. I especially like the naturals option that gives you 5 shades in different colour families. For those of us that can’t decide if we are going to be brunettes, redheads, blondes or even go white with fright! Sometimes all in one day. I’m wearing the Frost version from the Natural’s pack with Ebony texture added.

This pretty skin is from Ikki Kanto, the designer behind Nekojita Designs and is called Passion Skin. I love her make up style. She has all kinds of bold make ups, with beautiful colours, not too heavy on the cheek shading, but intense lip colour and great shadows. Not all her make up’s have shadow’s she likes to mix it up, just like we do in real life, so some are like this one, a great lipstick and a plain lid, which looks great with an outfit like this, or would look great with a tattoo shadow of your choice.

She has 4 walls full of great skins, Caucasian and Asian, 90% that I’m drooling to own. She also has some great bargains and sales out all the time. Today I picked up a shape, great skin and eye set for just 15L for the whole thing. You’ll be seeing it soon, I’m sure.  The only thing she is missing is demos, but I hope she will get them soon.  I’ve liked every skin I have gotten from her though, so try one of her bargains to be sure before you buy one of the full price skins, but at 250L , even the full price skins are bargains.

These shoes are some of the coolest most fun shoes I have seen in SL. They are called Akita Clogs and they are by PixelFashion. The texture on them is fantastic. The colour palette it comes in it bright and sassy. Those toes are some of the best toes I have ever seen in SL. The shoes are also great because every colour comes colour change in to several shades of that colour. Black goes from Black to White…Both the strap at the top and the bottom plastic bit is texture change to different colours.  In the coloured versions like Red, the plastic bottom part can be Black, White or Red. The shoes come in the Black/White shown here, Pink, Red, Brown, Blue and Green.

I was going to complain about the nails not working unless you had their prim nails, but I guess that was just SL being a bugger that day. Fortunately before I wrote this and made a fool of myself, I tried the hud again and the nail polish option worked just perfectly.  *starts to chant to myself…I love SL..I love SL…I love SL* They have some really pretty colours of nails too. The black would have been awesome to use with this outfit if SL had co-operated! They even give you the option of having 4 different levels of gloss on the nail polish.  Having options is never a bad thing.  They do have a feature where if you have their nails and you change the colour on the nails or the toes, both will change at once.  Nice to not have to fiddle around with two huds.  Great thinking!

Now you might notice that my leg and my shoe don’t match colour much at all. There is two reasons for this.

1 – My leg was completely covered by the pant prim, so the closest bare skin was my hands, and the match was close enough to look good with that amount of distance.

2 – There is no RGB colour input option to match.  You have to pick the set colour that is closest to your skin tone and then they have some big patches of skin tone…your current colour in the middle, on either side +5 and +20,  -5 and -20 of Red, Green, Blue and White.  If you are a good visual person and can look at a colour and go, well, I need a bit less blue and a bit more green and red and then just darken this up a bit, it will be perfect, then this system will work for you. I know a lot of my friends can use a system like this and get a colour in a minute.

I’m not that sort of person. For me this sort of system is like a chinese torture puzzle. I’m Ok if I have the basic colour set and I need to adjust it by one colour box.  That I can do. Drop more then one colour box in to the mix, and I’m clicking away at random hoping something somewhere will somehow work.

My only complaint about this shoe is that there is no way to add the RBG numbers is so that no matter how your mind works, you can match the colours easily and quickly. The good news is that I can match them…eventually…but an hour every time I put them on is a high price to pay. There is the option to save the colour, which would be good if I ever wore the same skin twice.  Yeah, I laughed at that idea too.

Now..what is the price for these sexy, cool, fashionable, well made, well crafted, wonders you may ask…Well, I answer…inexpensive if you buy 1 pair, dirt cheap if you buy them all! They are 380 a pair, or currently the fatpack is on sale for 750L for all 6 pairs. Get the 6 pairs…get that, you won’t regret it!

The poses used were from Exposeur, their new pose pack for Top Model, the All Stars – Intro. That’s not playing up here in Canada yet, I can hardly wait. It’s on sale for 50L, so you can’t beat that price, get it before it goes up!

Front Pose – Bre

Side – Dominique

Necklace Close Ups – Camille

Face – Alexandra

Feet – Angelea