Saturday, October 29, 2016

Halloween weekend

SL does Halloween like nothing else. There are hundreds of sales, parties, dances, haunted sims, etc., etc., etc. between now and the 31st. Here  are some that I've visited and think you should know about.
Listed alphabetically, but coincidently, also listed in the order of enjoyable experience...

Bloody Horror Fair
If it has anything to do with Halloween or Goth lifestyle, you will find it here!  Just when you think you've reached the end, there's a turn with even more shops. Some gachas, some gifts, nice atmosphere.
Body ~ May Buried Pus broken doll complete with shape, eyes and 3 stages of decay MP
Eyes ~ +Aii Blood Virus
Hair ~ LeLutka Marie
Dress ~ *DS* Morticia  dress and boots MP
Pumpkin Town
~ A SL tradition. This one has it all: Shopping, activities, a haunted house, a theater where you can watch classic horror films, free gifts, a hunt ... You name it, it's here!
Hair ~ Analog Dog Angel former group gift
Dress ~ TLB Inner Goth Corset and Skirt @ Bloody Horror Fair
Doll & Skeleton Cuffs ~ Livid Day of the Dead gacha @ Pumpkin Town

Scare Me Silly
~ to benefit the American Diabetes Association.
A fun place to visit while supporting a good cause. Shopping, photo ops, dancing and some carnival rides. Very easy pumpkin hunt with some freebees and some pumpkins that cost L$5, but they tell you what's in it before you pay, so no surprises.
Hair ~ Magika Take
Head ~ Genesis Lab Ingrid 2.0 Vampire head RARE
Outfit ~ R.icielli Frankie jacket, top and mini skirt MP
Pants ~ Yasum Mad Leathers

Shop Till You Drop
~ Promoted prominently in the Destination Guide, this is the shopping event that didn't happen. The buildings are there, the spooky trees and the decorations are there, but most of the shops have only a few items in a cottage sized building. The shops are spread out over the sim and located so that you spend a lot of time navigating from one shop to another to discover... not much. What's there is nice, but I thought it missed the mark.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The World is Yours...

I hope that you have been enjoying the haunted sims as much as I have. I visited Woodbury Falls, which has some lovely decrepit areas to explore and some interesting photo spots.

Hair ~ TKW Arsky Colors
Head ~ Catwa Jessica v4.10
Skin ~ Wow Skins Hope DarkTan
BodyMaitreya Lara 3.5
Outfit ~ AnaMarkova Camille Pumpkin [11 colors available / Classic, Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, TMP] *
Jewelry ~ Moondance Venom Marquise Cluster Ring and Solitare Tripple strand bracelet [hud controlled stones and metals in a variety of colors and combinations] *

Nails ~ DaneMarkZ Fashionably Dead [12 colors / Maitreya, Omega] *
Shoes ~ KC Shoes and Apparel Irina Heels [40 colors / 5 metals in endless combinations] *
Poses ~ Baxe Female Runway Poses *

*Available @ Designer Showcase

Photos taken @ Woodbury Falls

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Monday, October 24, 2016

We all make sacrifices

Premium Only Event "Supernatural" Oct 12 - Nov 2.
A variety of wonders await @ P.O.E. Supernatural. This is a shopping event.

The dream was always the same...
She was helpless and trapped in an impossible situation as things spun out of control. She would wake shaken and afraid.

Then she decided to let the dream run to its natural conclusion.

She closed her eyes and dozed. She saw herself from a distance.
Though the situation looked threatening, there was nothing to restrain her or keep her in a vulnerable position. All she needed to do was make an effort and she'd be free!

She realized that the only one imposing restraints upon her actions was herself.

She decided that freedom would be worth the sacrifice. She rose stronger, wiser and ready to face what may come without fear.

Head/skin ~ Genesis Lab Rina
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 3.5
Outfits ~ Mon Ami Hooded Dress Gacha [Hair available, too / 5 colors / Standard sizes] *
Jewelry ~ Rebellion Occult Raven Necklace [original mesh with texture change hud / resizer] *
Sacrificial Altar ~ Pose It Gacha item *

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Up the airy mountain, Down the rushy glen, We dare n't go a-hunting...

Ever have the feeling that somebody is looking over your shoulder? Creepy, right?
Do you think demons ever feel that way? They do when goodies from Premium Only and +Aii get together!

From Premium Only Supernatural ~

Eyes ~ Mesange Seraglio Eyes Charity Item
Skin ~ Barbarella Sphiria The Elf Skin Collection Snow Academy COMMON Gacha item
Nails ~ IP Nails Powerful [6 textures / Belleza, Maitreya, Omega, Slink]

Gacha items from +Aii @ this month's Epiphany ~

Accessories ~ Izanami's Paintbrush & Brush Stroke Aura COMMON
Hair sticks ~ Izanami Incense Hair D├ęcor COMMON (Lighted ~ you can see the reflection in the third picture)
Cloak ~ Izanami Cloak RARE
Shoulder Sculpture ~ Shadow Ruin RARE

Hair ~ Alice Project Nadia
Head ~ Catwa Jessica v4.10
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 3.5
Bodysuit ~ Fawny Coven Violet COMMON @ Epiphany

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Tuesday with a Friend

What do you do when you're feeling down? Put on some music and call up a friend, of course! Now where did I put that bottle of eye of newt? Hellion girls have demonic friends...
Today's look and poses come from the Premium Only Event "Supernatural"  through Nov 2.

Hair ~ eXxEsS BonBon
Head ~ Catwa Jessica v4.10
Eyes ~ Mesange Seraglio Eyes Charity Item *
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 3.5
SkinAlterego Hellion [3 brow options / appliers for Belleza, Omega, Slink, TMP / mod shapes & brow shapers included] *
Nails ~ IP Nails Powerful [5 styles and colors / Belleza, Maitreya, Omega] *

Outfit ~ Lageeny Fashion Charmed Angel [outfit & socks]  *
Jewelry ~ Rebellion Occult Raven Necklace [original mesh with texture change hud / resizer] *
Shoes ~ Gee Feather High Heels [Belleza, Maitreya, Slink] *
Chair ~ Tiar His Smoke Chair [menu with singles, couples and adult poses] *
Friends pose ~ Luanes World  More to the World *

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Thanks to Morning Star for her help with today's shoot.
She's just being her usual demonic self - no info on what she's wearing.
Photos taken at Morning Star's home.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Weekend of October 14

There is a lot going on in SL this weekend. Hundreds of shopping events and haunted sims to visit...
for your weekend shopping /gacha / hunting pleasure, may I suggest the following:

Designer Showcase Oct 5 - Oct 31.
This is a shopping event with an autumn flavor.
I'm modeling the Loovus Lasaitu Sweater and Pants in Potter's Clay [5 standard sizes]. *
I paired it with the KC Irina Heels [Huge hud with endless color possible combinations / Belleza, Eve, Maitreya, Slink, TMP] *
Hair ~ Exile Go
Head/skin ~ Genesis Lab Rina
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 3.5

Fallen Gods 9th Anniversary celebration. Oct 1 - Oct 22
Happy anniversary to Alia Baroque, one of the most creative and generous people in SL.
The Fallens are celebrating with lots of dancing, costume parties and the Sunrise of Creation Hunt.
This weekend will be particularly busy with 10 hours of music and contests on Saturday. Everybody welcome / no group membership required.  Most of the action will be taking place on the store roof, so after you've gawked at all the wonderful skins and clothing inside, find your way up the stairs and have fun!

Swank & Stuff Goth Event and Hunt
You'll be looking for black roses throughout two shopping events and the Stuff sim. Lots of free goodies which are mostly Gothic in nature. No group required. Don't miss the haunted house ride on the Swank location. Just follow the bloody footprints from the landing point to find the start of the ride. It's one of the best ones I've encountered this year.

You.Gacha Oct 4 - Nov1
A monthly event, this month with Halloween Gachas and one unique item in each booth.
For me, the best part of this event is the sim itself. Behind the booths is a really well-done Gothic village with some unique photo ops. 

Photos taken @ the You.Gacha sim wearing items from Designer Showcase

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Thursday, October 13, 2016

The gods will always smile upon brave women

Warriors are not always the fastest or the strongest.
Speed and strength can be developed through training.
Warriors are those who choose to stand
Between the enemy and all they love and hold sacred.

PiZazz Couture's Exclusive Valkyrie set @ Premium Only Event "Supernatural" provided the inspiration for today's pictures, a tribute to the brave women in all our favorite sword and sorcery epics. Golden armor and weapons might not be authentic, but it sure looks good!

Horns ~ Lyrical B!zarre Regina Headpiece *
Hair ~ Damselfly Italia
Head ~ Catwa Jessica
Skin ~ Plastik Varyne Freckled
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 3.5
Outfit ~ PiZazz Couture Valkyrie includes armor, skirt, weapons and Valkyrie winged headpiece not shown [Classic, eBody, Maitreya, Slink] *
Tattoo ~ Endless Pain Tattoos Nephilim *
Boots ~ Gaall Rodeo High Boots

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Premium Only Event Supernatural

This outfit from VIP, Swank, makes me feel like the Queen of the Dark. Though it is featured @ Premium Only as a costume, the work and textures are so beautiful, I could totally see someone wearing it for New Year's Eve (which, by the way, is what Halloween really is... but that's a story for another day!)

The outfit comes with a beautiful gown, stole and a truly elaborate hat. The skeletal hands clinging to the edges of the hat sections and the skull-faced petals on the hat do somewhat limit its use to the Halloween season, but if you're like me, an extra hand or two and someone watching my back is always welcome no matter what time of year it might be.

Skin ~ Corvus Kiana
Ears ~ MW ilweran Elven/Elf/Faun
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 3.5
Outfit ~ VIP Creations Swank *
Jewelry ~ Plastik Victorienne Jewelry from Silver Obsession Pack
Shoes ~ Lindy Poppy Black [Maitreya, Slink]

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Premium Only Oct 12 ~ Nov 2

Winter is just around the corner, but today is a lovely warm day and I decided to wear a sundress and hat from EvelineInTheBox available @ Premium Only.

I fell in love with this dress as soon as I saw it!
The textures are very subtle and beautifully done.
It's available in several colors. I'm wearing the beige.
The outfit includes the coordinated sun hat.

I found a garden that seemed to be frozen in time and had a rejuvenating day just feeling pretty before returning to the Halloween madness of mid-October.

Visit Premium Only* beginning October 12 for this and many other Supernatural wonders.

Hair ~ Spellbound Sirena Earth
Skin ~ WoW Skins Phraya Gold
BodyMaitraya Lara 3.5
Outfit ~ EvelineInTheBox Poppy Beige *
Shoes ~ Lindy Brianna Nude
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Friday, October 7, 2016

Where the vampires sleep

As Halloween approaches there are more and more opportunities to visit some frightfully amazing sims.
One of my favorites is located on Nightless Isle. Each year Tayren Theas and Hig Bing present a spooky adventure with lots of freebees and a photo contest, which means that there are plenty of photo ops, even if you aren't planning to enter the contest.

As I was wandering around the Village of Deathknell,
I noticed this awesome coffin sofa and thought,
"That's perfect, now if I only had a vampire avi!"

Long story short, I browsed a bit on MP and the next thing I knew, I had this wonderful vampire head, Ingrid 2.0, from Gensis Lab, my favorite mesh head maker.
I was ready to take some vampy pictures of goodies from Designer Showcase *.

Hair ~ Doe Widow [ Salem Gacha Gallows ]
Corset ~ L.A. BoS Selene [comes with askew mesh panties and arm bands not shown] *
Undies ~ Formis Designe [Maitreya, Omega, TMP / Cherry Hunt item]
Jewelry ~ Moondance Boutique Venom [Necklace, 5 earrings, 3 bracelets, 3 rings / 20 stone colors and 8 metal colors] *
Nails ~ DaneMarkZ Fashionably Dead [12 colors / Maitreya, Omega]
Shoes KC Irina Heels [40 colors, 5 metals, 5 woods / Belleza, Eve, Maitreya, Slink, TMP] *
Standing Pose ~ Baxe Male Editorial poses *

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Thursday, October 6, 2016

Designer Showcase ~ more fun !

Looking for a casual outfit that still looks sophisticated? Try this combo from Prism! I've worn it to several clubs,
a fund raiser and even to a beach party and everywhere I've gone, people have commented on how cute it is. 
The textures are very well done and the colors will compliment your skin and hair beautifully.
Available now @ Designer Showcase.

Hair ~ Damselfly Story
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 3.5
Skin ~ Plastik Syalani Redux
Outfit ~ Prism Ladonna [One-piece mesh in standard sizes. Hud for 3 tee colors. Includes Ladonna Shoes for Maitreya, Slink, TMP] *
Nails ~ DaneMarkZ Fashionably Dead [DS exclusive / 12 colors / Maitreya, Omega] *

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Designer Showcase for October

This round of Designer Showcase (October 5-31) brings some wonderful new styles for fall like today's offering from Purple Moon. I paired it with cute open boots from Lindy and skully nails from DaneMarkZ.

I found some autumn leaves and no matter how serious I tried to be about my photo shoot, I just couldn't help trying to catch those beautiful jeweled colors falling from the trees...

Hair ~ Exile Go
Head/skin ~ Genesis Lab Rina [ULTRARARE gacha item]
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 3.5
Outfit ~ Purple Moon Velvet Dress [8 colors / Belleza, Classic, Maitreya, Slink ] *
Shoes ~ Lindy Poppy Nude [Other colors available / Maitreya, Slink] *
Nails ~ DaneMarkZ Fashionable Dead [DS exclusive / 10 colors / Maitreya, Omega] *
Pose & prop leaves ~ Jinx Autumn Leaves Pose Pack

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Nightmare Event Open

Combine all your deepest fears with a hunt and a shopping experience and you have the Nightmare Event.

Plan on having the hair stand up on the back of your neck and, dare I say it, having a few nightmares after doing this hunt. The builders surveyed a group of SL scare lovers to identify the things that were the creepiest and they're all included in the hunt.

When you arrive @ the Nightmare sim, you will see the teleport arrow that leads to the hunt.
The arrow is in the center of concentric circles of shops offering all sorts of disquieting goods including the Trypophobia Head and skin from +Aii+ that I'm wearing. If you don't know what trypophobia is, do a search for it. You may have it without even realizing that you do.

I took a few minutes to browse the shops before taking the teleporter down to hunt: There are lots of skins., tattoos, claws, horns, jewelry and the afore mentioned Trypophobia Head just waiting for you.

At the bottom of a rather long fall you see this sign:
Be sure to get both a hud (the tooth) and a flashlight. You'll need them. Wear the hud and click "yes" to let it animate you or you won't go anywhere. Use local winlight settings,  turn on the sim sounds and stream and go without any extra huds or scripted items to make it more fun for everybody. Then all you have to do is find 25 teeth and 5 keys in some of the creepiest and most confusing builds you've ever experienced and you'll be all set to receive some wonderful gifts from the participating merchants.

About the Trypophobia Head from +Aii-
I've been wearing this head and skin for a couple of days and it's fascinating. It's horribly beautiful or beautifully horrible... not sure which. (Yes, those are pink eyeballs on my cheek... and down my arms...) Depending on the light, it can look cute and harmless or rather frightening.

IMHO, +Aii does subtle, stomach dropping horror better than anybody else in SL. The mesh head has openings for mesh eyes all around the right eye and down the cheek. Mesh eyes are included, as are omega appliers for the skin, which has options for eyes on the shoulders or not.

Hair ~ Ayashi Mizu Hair Anime set
Ears ~ MW Ilweran: Elven/Elf/faun ear ZO Gen 05
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 3.5
Outfit ~ White Armory Luna Vega Gown