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Breathing Time - Silent Dress - Black

Breathing Time is the name of a great small shop with a lot of guys items and a few woman’s/unisex items such as this great Silence Dress which is he selling for 150L each. This smart mesh dress comes in a great jersey knit texture and in 4 great season appropriate shades.  Aside from the black I’m wearing there is a red, a really nice brown and a light gray. Even though I have had a firm “no gray” policy for years, because most of them just leave the people around you wondering when your outfit is going to load, this gray is close enough to white and has enough of a pattern in the texture..aka you can see the knit..that that should not be a worry.

The dress has great wrinkle placement, each one working perfectly to give you the look of a wrap around dress. There is even great detailing behind the dress with the seam lines that would be in a fitted dress of this type drawn in, at the shoulders and on either side of the neck to hem center seam. I love seeing little details like that. They make all the difference to me if the the dress is going to be a keeper or a trasher. It also features this years hottest item in dresswear, the asymetrical hemline. The hem of the dress peaks in the center and then dips down towards the sides of your legs. The alpha layer works very well, I didn’t have to do any body reshaping at all, and there are only a few places that you get that invis line at the dress edges at least on my shape. This being mesh, of course your experiance may vary. Unfortunately there is no demo for you to use to reassure yourself that this dress is going to look as great on you, as I think it does on me.

I also picked up the red watch I’m wearing while I was there.  This is his Chrono watch in matte red. This is one of the nicest most appealing watches I’ve seen in SL and to be honest the first one that has tempted me enough to actually buy it. Yeap, 140,000 + pieces of inventory and I have never bought a watch. Go figure. It reminds me of my rl watch, a titanium number from Denmark. I can’t wear regular watches because I’m allergic to nickle, so even with the leather banned watches, the clasp makes my wrist welt and bleed. My titanium watch has been a godsend. Breathing Time’s watches are highly detailed, minimalist in design, come in 5 great colours, and are only 90L a pop. They come sized for guys, but  there is a resize script in them so it took less then a minute to resize it and move it back into place.

The shoes. One can’t forget the shoes can one. These shoes are new out from Liv-Glam and are called XiuLan. These are fun and funky shoes, with a wide ankle cuff and a long leather fringe falling from the cuff over your foot to cascade to the floor. Add to this high heel that go down to a point worthy of a stiletto and a platform toe and it adds up to fun, funky and sexy shoe. Now because it’s from Liv-Glam it has 44 pantones on a hud, so it’s a HUGE fatpack for 375L. I guess that makes it Fun, Funky, Sexy and a Steal!

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This shoe is on the Liv-Glam new hud. I included a photo of it above. As you can see the first option is “Touch for your shoes”. Yeap. You got it. The hud delivers your shoes. With Liv-Glams new huds you never have to keep a dress, a piece of jewelry, a pair of shoes in your inventory again. Just delete after each time you finish wearing an item. The next time you want to wear it, just put on the hud and hit the button and your shoes, dress, necklace and earrings, whatever is delivered to you. Yeah for inventory nirvana.

You can also see from the photo of the hud that these shoes come with 20 skin presets, these can be adjusted to darker or lighter by clicking on the bar on the right of the rainbow selector…just before the 5 arrows where you can save your adjusted skins.  Under those arrows there is a little picture of a microphone. If you click on that you can manually enter your skins RGB numbers, which is what I always do if I have the option. I’m lost when it comes to adding more green or taking away some blue…but give me colour cop and a number adder and I’m good to go.

Below the skins is the nail presets..lots of nail colours to pick from, but to be honest the nails aren’t the center of the show with these shoes not with all you have going on at the ankle and with the leather laces. Still nice to have.

Then below the nails is the one you are really going to like. All the colours this shoe can be. You are going to have fun with that. Lots and lots and lots and lots of fun. I think I played with it for 45 minutes.

The nails I’m wearing are from Fab.Pony, and are called Stripe 2/square tip/red and black. They are on sale for 30L just like everything in the store. It’s a closing sale that has been going on for several months. These are very nice nails that are a great deal. If you like prim nails I suggest a trip to the shop.

Breathing Time - Face

The skin I’m wearing is from Al Vulo and is her latest at The Dressing Room Fusion, Ramona Solstice,  but there are some changes to it. I  just bought it in two skin tones, Sunkiss and Honey, even though there was no demo, because it’s Al Vulo, for cheap. With Al Vulo at just 70L, what can go wrong? Nothing ever had before. She looks great on me.

Well apparently plenty this time. This skin had teeth, but I could have sworn other times when Al Vulo had teeth, she always had non-teeth version in the pack too. Not this time. Now I am the first to admit I have seen a lot of teeth skins used in blogs where they look absolutely cute. I do however think they look horrid in the game, that looking at them from anything but straight on makes them look utterly sad. Judging from the lack of teeth I see on people walking around, I’m not alone in this view.  It’s rare to actually see them on someone just playing the game. The eyeshadow just looked horrible on me too. That’s a first for Al Vulo. The skin itself looked beautiful. If you could just ignore the make up. Of course..that’s kinda hard to do.

Glamorize to the rescue! If you have never been to Glamorize you are in for a treat. This shop is owned by kind of a SL rebel, Yoko Leeeroy. She put out huge numbers of make up tattoos, well done make up tattoos, not horrible ones, at prices you won’t believe. She basically charges 1L a tattoo. If the pack has 7 shadow tattoos in it. It’s 7 lindens. Yes…7 lindens. If the package has 30 lipstick tattoos in it, it costs 30 Lindens. If she doesn’t sell 10 packages of some make up she doesn’t even make up her upload costs. Of course not all the shadows and lipsticks are going to look good with your shape, that would be impossible, but at 1L a tattoo, who care, you just buy them and try them, and toss them if they don’t work for you. It’s not like other stores selling 7 shadows for 350L and you buy them only to find out that style looks like crap on you.

I used the Glamorize Cranberry from her Smartmouth package which contains 40 lovely colours of lipsticks. As you can see this lipstick has just the right amount of shine and a great depth of colour.  For my eyes, I used the mint from her midnight haze eyeshadow collection, which comes in 5 colours. For those of you who are new to SL shapes, if you don’t have as much under eye shadow as I do and want to fix that, you get more shadow under your eye by increasing your eye bags. I have a fairly heavy eyebags on my shape. Only in SL can eyebags be beautiful.

So do I recommend buying this Al Vulo skin…heck YES…just know if you don’t like the lips or the makeup, you can use tattoos to get that out of it. Al Vulo’s skin work is second to none.

The hair I’m wearing is one I have seen in a few ads and I have thought every time I saw it “I want that hair” and I finally found it. I found it at Wasabi Pill and its name is Cookie. A cute name for a cute hair. Wasabi Pill isn’t a place I shop at very often, not because I don’t like her hair, because I most definitely do. I just like to be able to wear whatever colour hair suits me at any particular time, so I mostly shop in stores that have variety natural packs. There is nothing worse than wanting a red hair and only having the hair you want to wear in black, or wanting to be Japanese on a particular day but the hair you want to wear is blonde. I can’t afford to pay for fatpacks on all the hairs I want, I just buy too much hair for that sort of nonsense, so shopping in stores with variety packs is the answer for me.

This hair however I couldn’t resist buying, even if I could only get it in a brown pack. Individual colour packs are 250L each, and the complete pack is  1,500L.

Photography Credits –

Magnifique Poses – I used her White Box Pose Prop which is now in the discount section for only 49L. A great deal for a nice pose box with 6 adjustable poses

 

 

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[Liv-Glam] is soon bringing out a new department called Gracia, which is her new skin department. One of the new stars I think will be this new skin by Kira Paderborn called Britain. This fantastic skin is an amazing departure from the skins I’ve seen from Kira before. She has left behind for a moment the “girl next door” skins that I love from her, and has produced her first high fashion skin. It is coming out in 3 shades, from pale to dark, I’m showing you the darkest here today, shade 3.

Front 2EBritain also comes with oodles of shadow and lipstick tattoos to mix and match with for fun and great unique looks that you can call your own.  I’m wearing one of the two Britain shapes here today, which will also go on sale with the skin.  Watch [Liv-Glam] for an announcement soon for when this great skin hits the store! I’ll be back with more looks at the great make ups then.

Other players –

Hair –  ::::Fab-U-Lous:::: Jade B in Black – This is great hair, with fun bounce and a great silhouette,  it needs a hair base, but those are pretty easy to come by in your inventory in Black.

Eyes – I used Mayfly Eyes again..I’ve been using hers a lot lately..for a good reason..they are fantastic. Today I used Liquid Light Mesh Eyes in Midnight Oil.

Nails – Jamman’s Ultra Mesh Rigged Fingernails V3  – This nail hud gives you 800 different nails textures and 11 different nail shapes. When you buy it they offer you unlimited upgrades and they really mean it. I have never bought a fashion product that has been improved as much as this has. There has been 2 versions out since I bought it, both with significant added features, things other stores may have sold other huds for, for example adding 5 sizes of rounded nails to the square and pointed nails. There are a ton of things to talk about this product and I’ll probably cover them another day when I have more time. About the only thing I can say that bugs me about it is that they have a whole hud page of 100 silver textures and 100 gold textures, and really about 20 for each colour would do. There is only so much you can do with metal textures and most of the textures are so similiar in appearance that you really have to cam to extreme close ups to see that your nails have even changed.  When the difference is that little who cares. It would have been nice to have some animal prints, natural and different colours instead. That is just 200 out of 800 textures though, the other 800 are quite varied.  The hud is 1499L which isn’t cheap, but I think it’s worth it, especially with the improvements that keep coming through.

Earrings – A&A Fashion – These are from the Dangerous Spike Earring and Necklace Set from The Dressing Room – Fusion. You get the whole set for just 60L.

Lingerie – This bra and panty is part of a dress from Angelic Lefevre Couture called Ops Dress White. It sells for 450L.

Shoes – I tried to match this skin with one of my new pairs of Gos Boutique shoes but since this skin is obviously not in their data base yet since it’s not out, I had to use the manual match. It was an utter failure. I could get it to match in the front but it was orange in the back,  pumpkin orange. That was with local lighting off. I shutter to think what would have happened when I turned on the lights and started with the shadows.  Yikes! So I went back to my most beloved Gos Pimp Your Pump V2 – Classic Platforms. I used my monotone add on here I believe because I shaded the shoe satin white and chose to use the dickie bow in front in satin black. I bought all the colour add on for this shoe. It’s one of my most used inventory items. My only complaint about it is he isn’t putting more colours out for it. The new boutique items are great..REALLY REALLY GREAT..I wouldn’t have bought 3 fatpacks if I didn’t think they were great…but sometimes you just need something that doesn’t need to be matched or that you can wear with stockings.

Photography Credit  – The Mannequins – Lost Angel Industries – Lots of prims – 3 poses – 325L

Liv-Glam - McQueen Stud Dress - Me - Model 6 - Front_001

Liv -Glam is known for having some of the greatest sales in SL. She is very good at stripping me of a ton of money every single week! I however score a ton of great clothing so it’s a good deal. Miss Jones, the avatar behind Liv-Glam also does fantastic high fashion photos   of all her outfits, but I just wanted to show you that no matter what your style, you can find something at Liv-Glam.

This new release called McQueen Stud Dress reminded me of the old slip dresses updated with spikes for an edgy modern look. This completely reminds me of the slip Elizabeth Taylor wore in Cat On A Hot Tin Roof. Just pair this dress with a pale skin with deep red lips and you get a great vintage glam Hollywood look. Just taken to 2013. This style is my happy place, it’s more me then anything else is in SL.

This dress comes with 24 different colour versions, most with silver studs, some with this copper studs. Lots of different colours to play with, something is sure to please, actually more then one version is sure to please. It was hard picking ust one colour to show. This dress being a new release is 375L.

Liv-Glam - Rhawnie - Still LIve - Spaces - Breathing Out And In - Front_001

If you want to get in touch with your wicked half, I would suggest getting one of Liv-Glams Monday sale items called Rhawnie 2. It shows as being Cheetah and Blue Jean material on the sales ad, but it looked Cheetah and Black in my lighting, and it just said Dark Priestess…Gothy to me with the head scarf.

With the right skin and eyes, this outfit goes from fashionable to eerie. I’m sure the more punky gothy types among you are already thinking of the tattoos and piercings you can add to this to make it even more dark looking.  Go for it! Let your imagination wander on this beginners canvas.

You can pick it up all this week for just 99L and see what you can make with it.

Liv-Glam - Candace Dress - LAP - Curves - Baby Got Back - Side_001

Bold, Bright and Colourful. A lot of today’s fashion icons revel in colour, never fading into the background, always making a splash everywhere they go. If you like to dress as bright as your personality, Liv-Glam has a this great dress called Candace, it comes with 6 bright colour versions of this pattern on the hud. This dress also has great curves to it. With Candace, Baby has got back, hips and a great narrow waist.

Candace is in this weeks 55L Thursday sales so it’s only 55L. 55L for 6 dresses, you can’t beat that.

Supporting  Players

Photo 1 – McQueen Stud Dress

Skin – This skin is from Gala Phoenix, it’s from her Jewel Set in the Gold Tones. It’s Black Diamond Make Up Version 2 in Honey (Pale).  It’s nice to see Gala Phoenix back, and her work up again in SL in the Curio sim. This skin 1.500 for one makeup duo pack alone or you can get 6 make up duo packs for 2,000 lindens. Pretty much a no brainer which you should get. All fatpacks should be priced like this. Then watch my inventory really explode.

Hair – This is hair 134 from Love Soul in Jet Black. I found it had a little hole in the back but putting a black hair base under it hid it well enough to make it buyable and enjoyable to wear. It and hair 135 are their new releases right now and are on 50% off as of publishing. This means they are 90L per single hair colour.

Nails – The nails I am wearing are from Izzie’s Metallic Nails. You get a rainbow of 40 metallic shades for just 199L. You also get the best selection of skin matching gloves around. She has 13 in her collections including a white which for some reason is much easier to get a clean match from, then other gloves I’ve edited. I know, it makes no sense, it shouldn’t work that way, but it does for me. I don’t explain SL, I just play it. It’s gotten so that her gloves are the only gloves I use, I have hers in a file called gloves in my prim nail file, and when I make a glove for a skin I label it with the skin name and keep it in that file. I just throw everyone elses gloves away, unless it’s a skin designer who has matched the glove to their skin. I hope everyone who wears prim nails starts bugging designers to do this.

Eyes – From Mayfly, these are the Liquid Light Mesh Eyes in Pale Paris Shadow. With Mayfly you get 4 sets of eyes with varying shades of the whites for 99L. You can also get the same package but in the old school SL eyes, for the same price, the choice is up to you.

Photo 2 – Rhawnie 2

Hair – I used the Boon Gathered Mid Hairbase in Black. This hairbase is sold at Boon and is made to be worn with a set variety of hair styles, and it looks like hair pulled back in a pony tail. It works well as a stand alone hair piece under scarves like this. It costs 100L for 15 colours. Check out the hairs that are made for this hair base, you might like them.

Skin – Glam Affair – Gio – Black Snow. I’m not sure where I got this, but it doesn’t seem to be on sale anymore in the store. It was probably an event somewhere. Have a peek in your inventory, you might have it.  The Gio skin line is still alive and well at Glam Affair though so have a peek at the other great make ups.

Nails – I am wearing a cheetah print nail to match the print in the top. I’m never one to pass up a sale, and this is a great sale. I got this nails from Fab.Pony. All their prim nails are 30L a set, and include nails for sizes 0, 5, 10, 15 and 20 hands. The Gold Cheetah set included 3 different versions of the nails, a straight cheetah  print, a french version with a black tip, and a version with a black half moon at the base of the nails. That’s a lot of prim nail goodness for 30L. These are some fun and pretty nails, if you like prim nails or just have wanted to see what the fuss is about, I would suggest going there and dropping  just a few lindens and trying some of these nails out. This is a bargain that can’t be beat.

Eyes – I used Mayfly eyes again and everything I said above still applies. This time the colour was Deep Sky Mesh Eyes in Dusky Cherise.

Photo 3 – Candace

Skin – This is a Heartsick skin from what is now Aeva. It was in the Devotion skin line, Eternity skin tone, and the make up is called Lime Twist. It doesn’t appear to be sold at the shop anymore but you can search your inventory to see if you have it already. The Devotion skin line in natural make up is still sold…500L for all skin tones included. There is a tattoo line called Neon in the shop, which looks a lot like the shadow used here, so you may be able to recreate the look, since the lips are close to the natural Aeva/Heartsick lips, just put a lipgloss tattoo on and you’ll be set.

Hair – I wore Amacci’s Sphinx hair in Ebony. This hair has a streak option that comes on a hud, I just picked the lime streak. It’s a fun play on an updo.  I paired it with a hair base from Amacci’s second set of hair bases. Both sets are free. The first set has a clean brushed back look, the second set has small tendrils of hair falling around your face. It’s nice to have options. I got the black pack for 250L. There are a lot of other single tone packs for the same price or you can get a fatpack of everything for 900L.

Nails – These nails are from Fab.Pony too, like above, and are called Gradients – Square Tip – Lime.  It’s a fun little design and comes in all the sizes mentioned above for the same price. 30 L.

Eyes – These eyes are from Aphotic Gloom, and is the shade Apple from their Claris Collection.  You get both the old SL eyes, both large and small,  and prim eyes for just 99L a colour. Or you can pick up the 4 pack of green shades for 199L. If you are going to get two, you might as well get them all!

Jewelry – The necklace and earring I’m wearing is from Luzuri, who is the new big name in jewelry for gowns. She also has some fun designs you can wear with dresses and this set called Tres Chic is one of them. You can buy this set in set stone versions for 400L for the necklace, earrings, bracelet and 2 rings, these sets are all metal change which is oh so nice.  The real fun however comes when you get the full colour change set which is 1,300 L or you can buy just the pieces you want, if your not a bracelet and ring girl you can be like me and just get the necklace and earrings. The necklace was 650L and the Earrings were 350. Now I have access to 9 gem stones to mix and match in the set or just to wear all one shade along with the 4 metal colours.  In the set above I wore mostly the yellow stone and a bit of the green stone thrown in. There are so many possible and beautiful combinations, you’ll be playing with it for months.

Photo Credits.

I took these photos on my Katink photo studio, using their studio textures. The first and 3rd photo are from their new Los Islas 1 pack, and the 2nd photos is from their Abandoned pack. All their studio textures have 10 full permissions textures in them so you can use them in any photo studio.

Photo 1 – Pose is from /me and is Model Pose 6 – Tried to find information on this pose pack but creator information was blank.

Photo 2 – Pose is from Still Life and set is called Spaces and the pose is Breathing In and Out (can’t make a link to Still Life…it seems to have moved or closed in the last month…will get back with a new address hopefully…sad face)

Photo 3 – Pose is from Long Awkward Pose – Set is called Curves and pose is called Baby Got Back – Store is closed, information given for those who might still have it.

 

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