Fantasy Faire – Moonlit

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The moon so bright and full, calls to the creatures of the night. There are places to be, places to explore. The vale has lifted and new worlds have arisen from the murky depth. All creatures, big and small, hear the call, and are compelled by it. Come, it says. Explore, it says.

Fantasy Faire is now open, and you have until May 1st to explore the wonder of all 14 sims.

I was lucky to be chosen to be an official writer for the Fantasy Faire Website, so you will see me posting there, as well as Free*Style and It’s only Fashion.

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I have been a long time designer friend of Alpha Auer, the owner of alpha.tribe, and she contacts me yesterday, out of the blue. Low and behold, she is in Fantasy Faire, with new and wonderful avatar art for everyone to wear. We had a good chat, and she was ever so kind to pass me a few of her items.

I am wearing one of her more tame outfits, called Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Like all of the wearable art in the store, this outfit is unisex, includes skins, hair, garments, accessories and footwear. I was called to this outfit the most out of the lot, and felt very vampiric once adorned.

I decided to soup up the skin a little with the new eyeshadows from Musa, which were also released at Fantasy Faire. You can view the options HERE. The set includes 8 shadows, for default avatars and Omega compatible mesh heads. There is also a charity pack of 3 shadows, with all proceeds going to Relay for Life.

Credits

Hair – The Stringer Mausoleum – Limited Edition Morning Hunt in Darkheart
Hairbase – Amacci – Hairbase Tattoo 2 in Black Coal
Skin – alpha.tribe – included in Les Liaisons Dangereuses Avatar Kit – *NEW* @ Fantasy Faire 2016
Eyes – Angelica – Soda Eyes in Orange – Common Gacha Item @ Mainstore
Lashes – AlaskaMetro – Classic Prim Lashes
Makeup (Eyeshadow) – !Musa! – Fie Eyeshdaow in Vetiver – *NEW* @ Fantasy Faire 2016
Outfit – alpha.tribe – Les Liaisons Dangereuses Avatar Kit – *NEW* @ Fantasy Faire 2016
Jewlery Set – Plastik – Anais Jewelry Set w/Colourchange Hud

Pictures taken at the Dulce Secrets Public Photostudio and Props Building.

This post features items from the wonderful collection of fantasy designers who are a part of the Medieval Fantasy Grid Crier group. https://medievalsl.wordpress.com/

Monday Eyeful – Venus Eyes by S0NG

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This week on Monday Eyeful, I visited the Hantai Fair, because come on, TENTACLES!!! There are so many, I was in my glory. Also, there happens to be a large amount of eyes up for grabs at the fair, which always makes me come running. S0NG is there with new eyes, and they still have me guessing as to why they are named what they are. They sort of look like they have snow, not sparkles, but snow, falling inside them. Like a little storm trapped in your eye. I always have such a hard time choosing what colour I want(and often go back for more month later, haha).

These are called called Venus, and have a good mix of colours to choose from.

They are priced L$50 per colour. System and Mesh versions are included in the pack.

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Stix has some Limited Editions in their store right now. Hera is the base skinline, in a wonderful goth makeup. There are 4 tones to choose from. I am wearing the Drow tone, but my second favorite is the Snow. Stix always comes with all the appliers possible, I would really be surprised if you can’t make it work for your own mesh collection.

Grab your favorite while you can, they are only L$99 per tone!

Credits

Hair – The Stringer Mausoleum – Twisted Siren in Eden
Skin – Stix – Hera Limited Edition in Drow Tone – *NEW* @ Manstore for a Limited Time
Mesh Ears – Mandala – Steking Ears/Season 5 in Version A
Eyebrows – Avi-Glam – Diva Eyebrows in Black
Eyes – S0NG – Venus Eyes in Ivy – *NEW* @ the Hantai Fair
Lashes 1 – Glam Affair – Miami Lashes in Tiffany
Lashes 2 – [glow] Studio – Devilicious 02
Lashes 3 – La Sylphide – Natural Prim Lashes
Mesh Lips – Soul – Kissers Lips in Doll Lips w/Vampire Teeth
Earrings – Plastik – Roan Earrings in Noir – *NEW* @ N21
Collar – Plastik – Raven Collar in Noir
Horns – Plastik – Vi Horns Corded in Noir

Pose by Exposeur

This post features an item from the wonderful collection of fantasy designers who are a part of the Medieval Fantasy Grid Crier group. https://medievalsl.wordpress.com/

Dryda

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I was getting ready to put this hair out in the store today, and felt the urge to do up an outfit to go along with it. I was so happy with the results, I felt the need to share.

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Since I didn’t do a headshot today, I thought I’d include the vendor ad of these eyes in the post, since they are so lovely. If you are like me, and enjoy unique eyes, then these wont disappoint. System eyes are not included in this package.

Hair – The Stringer Mausoleum – Massive Overgrowth in Prime – L$10 Limited Time Deal
Skins – Lure – Gaze Skin
Eyes – [Gauze] – Paradox Cat Eyes in Tiger’s Eye
Lashes – Arise – Eyelashes No. 1
Hands – Slink – Casual Pose
Nail Appliers – By Snow – Zombie Nails
Harness – Una – Irisha Top w/Colourchange Hud – L$30 Saturday Sale
Armoured Bra – Luas – Bianca Top in Black (Tinted)
Corset & Skirt – Mistique – Celaena in Brown – *NEW* @ Mainstore
Bracers – Velvet Whip – Star Night Bracer 03 – Common Gacha Item @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival

Pose by Label Motion

Location – Beam
Windlight – Annan Adored Light Explosion II

This post features an items from the wonderful collection of fantasy designers who are a part of the Medieval Fantasy Grid Crier group. https://medievalsl.wordpress.com/

Designer Spotlight – Whatz

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Whatz is a store that pleasantly surprised me recently. While I do buy from the label, often times it is for the staple fantasy/roleplay pieces that they carry. I go, pick up something either black or red, sometimes green if they have it, and go home. I often use the corsets I purchase(that seems to be the thing I get there the most) for vendor ads.

Well . . . I picked up this dress. It has all sorts of stuff going on, and I love it. I don’t normally wear brown, or have things with lace on them, or even cute little flowers for that matter. This was such a riotous mess that I could not resist!

You can wear it with or without the sleeves, they are separate from the dress. The dress goes to your ankles, so you can wear a nice pair of ankle boots, and have them peak out.

I hope to see more items in this creative vein, at the store.

If you have never been to Whatz, it is time to visit.

***Added Note – Some of the Store ads are NSFW(Not Safe for Work)***

Whatz – Inworld Store
Whatz – SL Marketplace
Whatz – Flickr

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Horror Haute’s theme this month is Voodoo. The skin I am wearing is from Stargazer Creations, and is aptly named Voodoo Doll. It is actually part of a bigger pack, which also has hair and eyes. The “stitching” on the skin sort of looks like lace me, which suited the dress.

I am also wearing polish from Koffin Nails, which is also at this round of Horror Haute. Due to the angle and shine, I chose to include the vendor ad, so you can see them better. They come with the little pins, haha, too cute.

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Credits

Hair – The Stringer Mausoleum – Conch in Chocolate – Item @ World Goth Fair
Hairbase – Amacci – Hairbase Tattoo 2 in Natural Brown
Skin – Stargazer Creations – Voodoo Doll – *NEW* @ Horror Haute
Eyes – Real Eyes – Dragon of the 1st Order – Limited Edition
Lashes – Lumae – Longer Eyelashes
Hands – Slink – Casual Pose
Nail Appliers – Koffin Nails – Voodoo Pinned Nails *NEW* @ Horror Haute
Dress – Whatz – Celia in Brown
Jewelry Set – Lazuri – Classic Pearls Set w/colourchange hud

Poses by Kirin

Location – Pandemonium

Worlds Collide

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Story Time with Helena:

When making this outfit today, once completed, I sort of felt a bit like a Red Queen. I naturally started to look for possible on site locations where I could shoot. I don’t make my own locals, like some talented bloggers do. I just don’t have the space for that sort of thing on my sim. So I have to go forth, look on the grid, and find something to my liking. Sometime search is my friend. Sometimes it hates me.

So I typed in castle, and it brings up all sorts of interesting things. I often have to visit 30 locations, before finding something I can work with. I only had one stop this time. A location named Red Queen popped up, and it had castles! It had to be the perfect sim for a Fantasy Queen!

Sometimes it pays to actually read the location ads. It was a store that sold castles.

Never fear though, I am good with making things work. Even if they seem like utter opposites that should never work.

I’m not sure the intent of the store owner, when choosing the name she did for her store. Most of the builds have a gothic/vampire feel to them, so I thought the name more of a higher up vamp, bathed in blood, worshiped by her underlings.

I was pleasantly surprised to be greeted by zombies, and having to run a laser gauntlet to get to the store. I didn’t have sound on, but I’m sure there is some creepy girl child telling me that we would all die down there.

So Red Queen meets Red Queen meets Red Queen.

Worlds Collide!

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Totally Top Shelf is open, and the general theme this round is “Realms”. There are so many different things, as each designer took inspiration from a different novel/gameboard/videogame. Most of what I have on is pieced together from the event.

This Chainmail Collar from Azoury has to be one of my favorite items in a long time. It doesn’t stop gleaming.

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I got lucky today, as I was extra horny, more so than usual.

A horned crown and head horns. Why, what were you guys thinking I was talking about?

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The other side of the sword is more ornate, but I have to admit, I normally don’t have hand weapons on, so lack the proper poses for showcasing them. Everything I had that sort of worked, made it look like sword porn.

The real reason for the start of this post in the first place was the new skins from Dulce Secrets, at Skin Fair 2014.

There are 3 new lines, in 5 tones each. I am really enjoying the Claire line, but they all suit my face, which was nice. No Tweaks Needed!

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Claire Skin in Millet Tone/Bare Face
Claire Skin in Kamut Tone/Gypsum Face
Claire Skin in Barely Tone/Amethyst Face

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Claire Skin in Spelt Tone/Rose Quartz Face
Claire Skin in Soy Tone/Lepidolite Face
Claire Skin in Millet Tone/Jaspar Face

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Eloise Skin in Barley Tone/Bio Army Face
Eloise Skin in Kamut Tone/Bare Face
Eloise Skin in Millet Tone/Bio Ink Face

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Eloise Skin in Spelt Tone/Bio Steam Face
Eloise Skin in Soy Tone/Bio Rocket Face
Eloise Skin in Soy Tone/Bio Penny Face

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Jenine Skin in Kamut Tone/Lamb Face
Jenine Skin in Barley Tone/Blossom Face
Jenine Skin in Kamut Tone/Bare Face

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Jenine Skin in Spelt Tone/Vernal Face
Jenine Skin in Soy Tone/Thawed Face
Jenine Skin in Millet Tone/Rebirth Face

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Dulce Secrets also has an Exclusive Makeup pack at the Skin Fair. It’s called “On the Horizon”, has a bunch of colourations, and comes with pearls which you can choose to wear as an attachment.

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 Pin me Down is also at the Skin Fair with Exclusives. This is a makeup you can get, either in Black or White, that have the full face layer, or just eyes and just lips. They are mod too, so you can tint them if you so choose.

Not a new items, but more of a new-to-me item, I got these eyes from Inkheart while on a hunt. I have to say I love them. The store has a different sort of pricing structure, so I am not sure if these were on sale, or were on of their more expensive items. They were only L$49, but were one of their higher priced items??? I’m not going to complain!  If you want something striking and different, stop by the shop, they have a lot of more natural lines, then a few that are more fantasy.

Credits

Hair – The Stringer Mausoleum – Morning Hunt in Deep Drink – Limited Edition(some still available)
Hairbase – Amacci – Hairbase 2 in Warm Red
Skin – Dulce Secrets – Claire Skin in Kamut Tone/Gypsum Face – *NEW* @ Skin Fair 2015
Eyes – Inkheart – Sensitive Eyes in Cursed Evil Dark – only L$49
Lashes – La Slyphide – N/A
Makeup – Pin me Down – Anti Makeup in Black –  *NEW* @ Skin Fair 2015
Hands – Slink – Casual Pose
Nail Appliers – Plastik – Smelted Fade Nails – Gift @ Skin Fair 2015
Dress – Luas – Quala Dress in Silver/Red – Common Gacha Prize
Crown – AP.Parel – Stag’s Crown in Dark Elf – *NEW* @ Totally Top Shelf
Earrings – Keystone – Chainmail Earrings in Platinum – *NEW* @ Totally Top Shelf
Collar – Azoury – Secret Collar in Silver – *NEW* @ Totally Top Shelf
Necklace – Baubles! by Phe – Immured Necklace – *NEW* @ Totally Top Shelf
Horns – The Doll House – Rage Spring Horns – *NEW* @ Totally Top Shelf
Sword – Neverwish – Dreamer Sword – *NEW* @ Totally Top Shelf

Poses by Kirin, Diesel Works, Bang! and Exposure

Location – Red Queen Store Entrance

A dip with the Forest Fae

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I’m still getting my windlights remade, as well as making some new ones. I always try to keep them more natural, as I do on location shoots, and don’t edit my photos, other than putting them behind my blogging template. I sometimes will blur a nose triangle, or smooth a wonky pose crunch, but I want people to see the items, and not have to guess what they are.

I’d have to say that is something I do, due to being a designer, more than being a blogger. I know more than enough friends who have linked me to ads, from marketplace or flickr, and we have a good time of trying to figure out what exactly they are selling on the ad.

I have hard times making windlights that made hard shadows, which still being light enough to see everything, when shooting under prim obstructions, like these trees and mushrooms. I do like how this turned out tho. While the shadows are very very soft, it gives me a sort of moonlit glow.

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Enough about me tho, lets get to the goods!

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I almost didn’t go to Collabor88 this round. It’s not an event I always shop at, I have to admit. I am glad I did tho, as I not only found an item I really love, but I found a new to me store.

Bauhaus Movement is the store. They made the headscarf with all the flowery bits on it. It takes a bit of creativity to use it. LadyLight has it too, and we both just sort of chucked off bangs and bits, off of mod hairstyles, to make it work to our liking.

We both will be continuing our coverage of the Fantasy Gacha Carnival. Here I show you some of the items from May’s Soul, these forest fairy clothing and branch bits. I also have on a collar from A Master’s Eye, which is really lovely. I don’t have a use for a slave collar, but I do love the design of it.

IRL I tend to enjoy organic looking jewelry. Things that are offset, and unbalance, or inspired nature itself. This piece delivers that for me.

I am posting a day after Fifty Linden Fridays. I really tried to get this out last night, and this is why i normally don’t blog the round, in general, haha. Glam Affair tends to leave their items out late, so please hurry on over, and see if the skins are still out. There are 2 tones in the pack, with lots of eyebrow colour options (which surprised me, haha). They had cute little glasses on for the round too.

Credits

Hair – The Stringer Mausoleum – Warpath(Modded – bangs/crown off) – Limited Edition
Hairbase – Amacci – Hairbase Tattoo 2 in Lilac – FREE
Skin – Glam Affair – Brandi Sweet in Asia Tone/01 G Brow – *NEW* for Fifty Linden Friday
Eyes – Song – Cupid Eyes in Aqua – *NEW* @ the Cosmetics Fair (Last Day is today, Feb 28th)
Makeup (Lashes) – Lumae – Eyelashes/Longer – FREE
Hands – Slink – Casual Pose
Nail Applier – La Boheme – Swirling Vines
Leg Fades – Clemmm – Leg Fades in Pink – FREE @ the Cosmetics Fair (Last Day is today, Feb 28th)
Branch & Cloth Outfit – May’s Soul – Forest Tales Cloth in Lavender – Common Gacha Prize @ the Fantasy Gacha Carnival
Nipple Shields – Luas – Allegra Nipple Piercings in Black – Rare Gacha Prize
Thong – Plastik – Valerian in Eggplant
Leg Branch – May’s Soul – Branch Leg – Rare Gacha Prize @ the Fantasy Gacha Carnival
Hairscarf – Bauhaus Movement – Anais Headscarf in Blue – *NEW* @ Collabor88 (ends March 7th)
Head Chain – Lumae – Pearl Headchain in Blush – *NEW*
Collar – A Master’s Eye – The Enchanted Beanstalk Collar in Bronze – Common Gacha Prize @ the Fantasy Gacha Carnival
Bracelet – Sax Shepherd Designs – Fairy Rings Bracelet – Rare Gacha Prize @ the Fantasy Gacha Carnival

Pose 1 – KoKoLoReS – Drama 3
Pose 2 – Vestige – Female 2
Pose 3 – Olive Juice – The Red Queen

Location – Bentham Forest

Carry the burden of my Sins

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MY LAPTOP IS BACK!

So I have somethings a bit different for you today.

I lost a lot of my windlights, as they typically are in the program files of SL. When I had my data transferred, before the laptop was sent off to the other side of the country, they only saved my user folder.

So I was trying to go thru some of the old tutorials I did to create those I didn’t have, when I came across one I really wanted to do for a while. That was making a mirror-like water effect.

I managed to do it, after some fandangling.

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I chose to use these heels from Deadpool to showcase my new windlight. I’m lucky enough to have been long time friends with the creator. It is always interesting to see what friends are up to inworld, and play with their creations. Cheers to those who have put up with me all these years, haha.

The heels are black, with silver accents, and the wonderful skeleton heel. They are 100% original mesh, and come in a gold version as well. The skin I am wearing is grey, and then I threw in some black nails. It probably would have been simpler to just make the shots black and white in photoshop, but I enjoyed making these naturally in sl.

Credits

Skin – anneA – Robin Skin in Grey Tone
Feet – Slink – High
Nail Appliers – By Snow – Fashionable Black Hud
Heels – Deadpool – Graveyard Shift 2 Stilettos – Limited Editions

Poses by Elephante