Thursday, September 26, 2013

Still Roslin's #1 fan. Yes..the Luxuria Relaunch makes me happy.

Oldbies in SL know who Roslin Petion is, one half of the duo behind Tete a Pied/Fleur/5th and Oxford brands.  They did skin, mostly, and then ventured out into clothing.  And if you check my oldest blog posts, I've been a fan since pretty much the week I joined.   As I say, "I'm Roslin's #1 Fan, in a totally fangirlish non-stalker way of course."

But eventually the partners parted ways, and there was no more Roslin and CJ skin, and I was deprived and had to change skin brands which took me for-e-ver.

But that didn't mean Roslin stopped making things, because she did and I was told that eventually her lingerie brand would be making a comeback on it's own, with tattoo makeup.  So we now have the Roslin-made Cherie lingerie set with mesh underbust corsets.  (Alongside other lingerie, check out Gogo's blog, she blogged the florals!

 The stockings are available in 4 styles, well it's basically two styles with two denier types (and shinyness levels as well) Denier is the rating of the sheerness of a stocking...I think of stockings in deniers.  Anyway, choice of sheerness, welts and seams, yadda yadda.

Though readers haven't seen it, I've worn Luxuria undies under the summer dresses I've been wearing in the blog posts.

There is also Luxuria brand makeup. Roslin-made lippies, glosses and matte, as is proper.  She was a makeup artist in RL, you know.  This is Red Gloss 4 over Pink Fuel Harley Vanilla  The Blessed Roslin was wearing her makeup over PF Harley Peach in the Cherie lingerie displays...and yes with the same hair too, Truth Candy.   That's by intent.

I once got mistaken for Roslin back in the early days because we resembled each other enough.  Even got asked if I was one of the models in her 5th and Oxford skin displays....nope it was just Roslin looking like me in a pretty Ingenue dress...that I owned.  One time I saw a photo on a blog, and thought "I don't remember going to that event."...but it was Roslin in a slinky cleavage-y gown that I also owned and with her signature ETD Roslin hair which I also wore often.  Yes, yes, I'm her #1 Fan, but not a stalker!  Don't Ban me, Ros!


Luxuria is still in Nouveau

Pink Fuel Harley skin

Truth Hair: Candy

Sax Shepherd Jewellery Bijou Roulette

IKON eyes: Lucid Moor

G Field Alex shoes

Friday, September 20, 2013

Liv Glam Laurent, the sort of dress I like in RL.

I discovered Liv Glam sometime back after seeing one of their things on an acquaintance.  Most of Liv-glam's styles seem to have a sort of high end department store look to them, which I like for the most part.  To be honest, their stuff can be hit or miss, and some of the texturing is of questionable style on some of their stuff, or could use a little work...but some of it IS worth picking up.  Besides, they have demos.

I picked up this classic "Laurent" wrap dress some months back and was saving a blog post for fall.  It's a simple versatile v-neck mesh dress with a color change hud.  This solid version is only available at the store, but there is also a print version available.  In my opinion, some of the solid colors are questionable choices in a dress like this, but there's enough colors that it does look good in to be worth a look:

Here it is in classic black, desk to dinner, though it is a little cleavagey for desk in RL, but we all know that in SL we tend to show more cleavage...even me.  Shoes are from Elikatira, the Move's.  Skin is my usual Belleza Betty

 Just to show you how classic the dress is, here's a similar RL one from Talbots!  I tend to be classic, so I like to peruse Talbots for Internet Window Shopping.  And yes, I based the styling of my picture on the way the Talbot's dress was styled, just to show that classic style works well in SL...and RL.

And here I have used a dark red color.  The hair I used was Wasabi Pills Jamie, which is fairly close, a touch more controlled than the RL hair of the model, which I think suits the dress better.  Jewellery is Drop Stone Pendant and earrings in Gold by Sax Shepherd.  Bag is the "Lourdes" from Alexandra Sautereau via Marketplace

Which I styled like this styling of the dress. Close, but not quite.  The RL dress comes in several colors and it does come in plus and petite sizes and is $109.  It is unlined though.

Ready for fall window shopping in brown, with a scarf from Miel and GOS Equestrian boots.



Wasabi Pills

Belleza skin HQ


Sax Shepherd Jewellery



Alexandra Satereau Collection

"Flirt"ing Pink Fueled Venus

Yes, I do actually shop now and then in SL.  Sometimes I might even actually blog.  This is more summer style, it's still fairly warm here in the midwest still.  Still warm enough for cute little dresses and slides.

Have a gander.  This is the Miel Peasant Dress, Mesh in muted pastels and neutrals with a color change HUD.  I think it's cute, and youthful, and the lace him is flirty.

Some of you are thinking:  "Lutefisk again?  No blur this time...wait..that's not a Belleza skin and that's one of the Truth Light Blondes the swedish-y one in the new Venus hair with the new vending system... and is that skin a..... Pink Fuel Harley?  zOMG CC!"

Yes, yes it is,  but in Vanilla, not Peach.  (This shade is a touch darker than I want but the next lighter shade is too light)  She made me buy them!   She, being Gogo of Juicybomb.  Well she didn't make me, she doesn't know me from Torley.  But she knows where to get cute stuff and she was showing off this youthful pretty hair, which is currently at Fameshed and is L$1000 for the all color pack.  I've also been wondering what Pink Fuel Harley would look like on me and I had tried the Demo and it was fine, so I gave into the desire and picked up a pack.  Nice price, L$1500.

Yes, it makes me look younger than I normally do, maybe 19-20.  The skin meets my standards and is "Acceptable and CC approved.", though I probably won't wear it often.  The fatpack I got came with plenty of shadow, lid, lippie and gloss options.

 Just so you know I haven't been totally brainwashed by cute baby cheeked blondes with REALLY cute stuff in their blog pictures,  here's me in a "normal for me" color.    However, I can't name the color because they aren't named OR all.  Which is a serious flaw in the new system.  I'm a big of fan of "if it's not broke, don't mess with it.", so I actually preferred the actual color names, though it is/was easier to tell which were lighter and darker with the number system.  But this new system does neither, sigh. The hairbases still use the old number system.  I hope Truth fixes it.

That Pink Fuel skin comes with a very nice shiny red gloss, reminds me of the old L'Oreal candy apple red silicone one.   I also picked up Gogo's Juicy Liz shape,  but I didn't like the nose in profile at all, though I did like the body shape.  Didn't see a demo version, I must have overlooked it.

The real reason I'm doing this post is because I'm a child of the 70's/80's.  So that means there's this little part of me that has a weakness for BIG hair, and Candies slides.

Yeah, Sax Shepherd feeds my Squee-powered shoegasm again, though I wish I'd have had these in May.  So it's a Candies style two strap slide for the Slink Medium feet with the traditional Candies style wooden heel/sole with a plethora of HUD options in strap color, sole color insole color, and even Rivet color...really, there are 3 options just for the rivets.

While you can buy some of the colors/options in singles... just get the Whole Damn Pack, really.  Yes the WDP is L$2750, but since the singles are L$399, you save money by just getting the WDP.  You know you want to, and you NEED a plethora of options for your Candies.  Besides, you don't all the options available in the WDP are available in the singles.  I can't imagine how many different singles versions there would be if that was the case... a LOT.   I think these are inspired by the early 80's versions, though my memory is not as good as it was.

Pink with light colored wood!

All black!  But you can mix and match ANY option, so if you wanted pink with black sole and red could do it.

Brown with dark wood

Red gingham, red wood!  There are more gingham options

Leopard print and there are even more prints.  I'm having a squee moment just looking at these right now.

And trust me I'm going to wear the red option with black leather jeans and cleavage-y top, just like Sandy on Grease. "Tell me about it, baby!"

Now if Sax does some fall shoes or boots...I can Squee even more.



Truth Hair


Pink Fuel

Sax Shepherd Designs

Minecraft: Powered Rail!

Minecraft still annoys me, but I play it now and then, and I finally have a powered rail!

I also show why I need more rail tracks.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Playstation Home, what Blue Mars wanted to be.

Sometimes I think that Playstation Home is what Blue Mars wanted to be, with it's "spaces" that you had to download and gamification.

And here's a minigolf game in Home

Sony promotes Home content with a blog and videos, Linden Lab sure couldn't get away with promoting specific creators these days without having someone complain about creating a new "FIC":

Yeah, there is a LOT of stuff in Home.  You know how SL has tons of unlicensed content?  Star Wars, Tardises, Hogwarts stuff, you know the drill....but with Home it's all licensed.

Want your own Potter Owl? it's in there and linked to the J.K. Rowling's Pottermore website.  I'm a Ravenclaw!

Want your own K9?  Yep, you can even have your own Tardis style virtual apartment.

Tons of free games to play?  Yep.  Take your own screenshots? Yep.  Take machinima video? yep.  Watch video as a group on a screen? Yep!  Though you can't stream your own audio into Home...yet, though there are radio's you can buy that use something called RadioIO.

They just added an Inspect feature that shows you where another avatar got their stuff and lets you buy it from the Inspect Screen!  How I often wish SL had something like that. 

In fact I think Home and SL complement each other well, each one does certain things well that the other does not.