Friday, April 30, 2010


The human mind delights in grand conceptions of supernatural beings. And the sea is precisely their best vehicle, the only medium through which these giants (against which terrestrial animals, such as elephants or rhinoceroses, are as nothing) can be produced or developed - Jules Verne, 20,000 Leagues under the sea


Science, my lass, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth. Jules Verne


The Nautilus was piercing the water with its sharp spur, after having accomplished nearly ten thousand leagues in three months and a half, a distance greater than the great circle of the earth. Where were we going now, and what was reserved for the future? Jules Verne


We were alone. Where, I could not say, hardly imagine. All was black, and such a dense black that, after some minutes, my eyes had not been able to discern even the faintest glimmer. Jules Verne


I hope you will forgive my lapse into Verneness but this Sim, Nemo is pretty amazing. These outfits are by Beautifully Sinister of Ripped and when I dropped into her store during the Faire I knew I wanted to blog some of her clothes. They fall into the Fantasy style but for me I have always loved crossing over in genres, hence the unusual locale. The store features a lovely variety of RP, Gorean, and Medieval Clothing both for females and males. Shoes, accessories and tatts as well. I will be showing you an example of the male clothing soon and I can tell you it’s pretty hot (think braveheart … ). I must also add that I am wearing the new Lionheart skins from Akea Rieko of the Plastik. You will be seeing a full review of these lovelies next week.

Credits: Look1- Ripped Ragged Seduction (black) 300L {R}, Skin Lionheart Hi-Def Saga August (shy) {R}, Hair Exile Carly/Dusk (hairband tinted) {R}, SLink Bare Feet. Look2- Ripped Bonny (red) 300L {R}, Skin Lionheart Myth August (shy), Hair Exile Carly Cinnamon (tinted hairband). All Poses Striking Poses NLA.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Casual Gardener

I will be the gladdest thing under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers
And not pick one.
-  Edna St. Vincent Millay


Now is the time of year when we, in this part of the planet, start haunting Gardening Centres. After a long (and this year not as bad) winter we are dying to plant, fertilize and weed (the weeding is not my favourite part). I found these pieces in my inventory and loved the casual dressy look. I am also enjoying Dutch Touch’s new Keira Skin and Exile’s new hair Sadie. Pants are by DYN, Top is DK Designs and shoes are by Shiny Things. I like the fact that though the shirt is well detailed, it has no added prim pieces. The pants are simple but well rendered. The shoes match well to the clothes and are the kind that I can see myself wearing both in SL and RL.


Pics taken @ Tesh Garden.Poses by Everglow.
Credits: Skin Dutch Touch Keira (cream, red), Hair Exile Sadie (champagne), Shoes Shiny Things Zimmy Flats, Pants DYN Lacy Cropped Jeans (black), Top by DK Designs Innocent Shirt.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

RFL Mer-Elf

Today I am showing you a few of the RFL items from Morgaine Price of Mer-Elf Creations. All of these items are exclusive to the fair (though Morgaine has said that she may keep the RFL vendors up in her store for a little while after). That said, they are all available in different colours in her store. She is also opening a new store which she is now setting up for an opening date of May 1st.
Yesterday I found myself walking through the Mer Sim of the Fantasy Faire. This is one of the largest areas, with lots of fins, coral and underwater accessories for sale. When I rented land in the Elven sims, I was lucky to have an area that I could make into a small Mer haven, with coral and fish and a little shell seat.

Below are some of the other pieces for the Fantasy Fair, RFL… Very pretty! When I visited the store Morgaine was having a sale as well . One of the issues with a short fair is that for Bloggers it’s difficult to show everything before the event is over. I enjoy seeing new stores and at this point have not even seen all of the Sims!!
Credits: All clothes from Mer – Elf Creations. Tulip Merrow, Tulip Fairy, Wish RFL Edition. Hair Hal*Hina Viola (milk beige) and ILoveOlive Olivia (platinum) Skin Curio (GP) petal Bluebell, Turnstyle Sand dollar earring, Magika Realle Prim Eyelashes, Shoes SLink Eve summer sandals white. Pics shot @ Mermaid Ocean. Fantasy faire is here.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

RFL, Rising Silks


One of the joys of blogging for me is sometimes getting called upon to blog something completely out of my comfort zone. What is to be learned about such an experience is that challenging oneself and treating every job in a professional manner teaches one things that cannot be learned if you stick to just what you know. As part of the RFL bloggers, I took a trip over to Miro Collas’s store Rising Silks. I remembered how I noticed that most stores, especially ones carrying silks catered to a mostly female clientelle. This store is mostly male and not only has some pretty well designed silks but also a whole bevvy of male poses.


This set is one of the RFL charity items, Darkness Elemental, and I can say that a great deal has been done with very little fabric! This set is available at the Fantasy Faire and also comes in a female version. The metals and gems are changeable for glow, brightness and shininess. The poses here are by Diesel Works, Dante, and I am glad that I finally got a chance to use them! Like all Rogan Diesel’s poses they are well proportioned and attractive. Shape and skin are Belleza and hair is from Exile.


This set is a special Edition called Mythic White and amazingly is a freebie. (please remember to leave a donation for RFL though..)There is a lot of particle action going on, so it’s not the piece to wear when in a laggy area like The Faire but is a wonderful challenge to photograph! Somehow I am wearing  a few of the pieces from the female set of the Darkness Elemental thrown in as well, so this is a combo… One of the great things about silks is that they really show off skins and tatts.  The female skin is again the new one from Tuli, Sayuri, great make-up colours and detail throughout! The poses are new by Diesel Works, Scarlett.


Credits: Pics shot @ Lost World by lolmac Shan, and Roan & Lumeria. Poses By Rogan Diesel,  Dante and Scarlett.
His – Clothes Rising Silks (& Animations Rising)  Darkness Elemental {R} 550L also a female version, Skin Belleza Thomas V2 group Gift, Shape LE LOOK (part of a group gift), Hair Exile Kavar havok (brown), Spear VM project DSN, Tattoo Eched Saga.
Hers- Clothes Special Edition Rising Silks Mythic White (free) also a Male version , Tuli Sayuri Tone2 F 9b {R}, Tattoo GoK Aphrodesia, Hair Exile Tyra (ash). Rising Silks @ the Fantasy Faire.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Spellbound, RFL Fantasy Faire

Welcome to the 2010 Fantasy Faire!


It would be an understatement to say that Fantasy has been a big part of my RL and Sl. I am a voracious reader of both Sci.Fi and the Fantasy Genres, as well as liking a bit of Gothic/Horror. If I had never stumbled into the Elven Sims and Isle of Wyrms, I doubt I would have stayed long enough to discover all of the imaginative things people do in Sl and I certainly wouldn’t be blogging them.  I am part of Evies team of Bloggers doing our best to cover as much of the fair as possible during the one week long event. What is different about this Fair (as opposed to any of the other fairs I have done I the past) is that the official bloggers have been given a list of different stores to blog in the hopes of a wider coverage than is usual at these things. I have had a look at my Sim Avatopia and a quick glance around the rest and the builds are pretty impressive. I am looking forward to seeing it all, wearing low lag and no scripts. As I a writing this I am also at the Faire, and I just won a prize for being the lowest lagster on the SIM!


This dress is by Spellbound and is one of the RFL Charity items. It also comes with a few parts that I haven’t worn in these pics (red top and  strings on the corset). The dress is available for 400L and can be found here at the Faire. The necklace is part of a set from HoC. This hair BC322 Ogre Hair, I fell in love with when I saw it worn by Arabella Steadham in one of her posts. I can’t conclude without mentioning the wonderful soon-to-be-released skin from Tuli, you know I love black lips!!


Credits: Pics shot @ Dragon Rose Isle. (Combat RPG sim so wear an observer tag or go when its empty..).
Outfit from Spellbound, Clarissa R/B, Hair BC322 Ogre Girl, Jewellery HoD Mercenary part1&2, 295l, Boots PacadiJasha (NLA) (sale) Ankle boots (black), Skin Tuli, Sayuri Tone 1 F 8b release date April 22nd., Poses by Everglow. Weird effects that most won't like ... Sky Monochromes Redflog/HORROR - and Water Eyeballin Windlight (Thanks to Torley).

Friday, April 16, 2010

Hello …. Goodbye!

Souls And Rain-Drops by Sidney Lanier


Light rain-drops fall and wrinkle the sea,
Then vanish, and die utterly.


One would not know that rain-drops fell
If the round sea-wrinkles did not tell.


So souls come down and wrinkle life
And vanish in the flesh-sea strife.


One might not know that souls had place
Were't not for the wrinkles in life's face. 


Best wishes and good luck to of the Designers behind the Pacadi brand as it prepares to close its doors. I have enjoyed bogging your clothing and love the impeccable design and imaginative use of form and function! Sale continues until April 17th, link to their announcement. Fashionably Dead is also having a sale of its skins in Tableau until May 10th the skins will be 300L, and then retired.


Credits: All Pics shot @ Empress & Hierophant.  Outfits from Pacadi Jasha – Riffle Dress, Naala Dress & Aditi bodysuit, Shoes Anexx Buckle Wedge Boots (black), Skin Fashionably Dead (fd) Cactus Pear (Bird Skin), Lashes Redgrave Twiggy, Hair Fashionably Dead JennyFly (firepack).

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Pose fair 2010


I have to admit, I was late making my way over to the pose fair. I did go with a purpose though and it was to take a look at the group poses and couple poses with the idea of blogging myself and my two new alts. I made these guys a while ago and have been putting their looks together whenever I get a free moment. I picked up a free AO from over at LAP (which is for under 30 days) and started looking out for deals, and ways of outfitting them on the cheap. The girl avie was easy, what with 50L Friday, sales, group gifties, and other various discount deals (like the Dressing Room) I was soon able to skin and clothe her pretty quickly and within budget. The guy was much more difficult. I guess most male Avies know what I’m talking about. There are few sales, almost no discounts and skins are almost impossible to find under 1000L. I did find a lot of freebies over at MADesign and it’s well worth a visit if you are looking to get a start. The best deal in skins is the group gift from Belleza (at 250L group fee) but I already had that one for my other male alt, and I also had a different kind of look in mind for new guy, something in between aging rocker and messy slacker… The skin I found at LAQ and it has a lot of options in the facial hair dept. Most of the look came from Aitui (yay I’ve been wanting those ear plugs!!) with the boots from Cheerno (a group gift).


In order to make this pose fit I had to do several things; I had to make him shorter and us gals taller. I had to put us all on different viewers (Snowglobe, Emerald, Kirstens). I kept the windows minimized except for the one I was working on. My viewer was on ultra graphics, the others were on low. I was surprised because I had no crashes and the pics all turned out fine. It is important to be on a stable viewer and no 2.0 versions until the bugs get worked out. I had found lots of stuff at the pose fair and still have lots of poses to try out. Poseballs can be edited which allows a lot of leeway with what you end up with and all in all, though the setup was longer, the experience was a lot of fun.


Credits: Poses used in this post were group poses by RC Cluster (Lady killer) & PDA Penny Dreadful Arcade(creatures). Pose fair here (until April 16).

My Look-Skin L.Fauna Lapine (pale2) Mulberry, Shoes Kalnins Orchid {R}, Hair Exile Fae (champagne), Dress Linc (luckInc.) teasedress (baroque), Necklace A&A fashion Extreme (gold) Dressing Room.

His Look-Skin LAQ Defined skin Daniel (fair) 10 pack (1995L), Aitui Type 1 stretched ear Human, Baseball Tee Samurai (grey), Tokyo jeans ultra low rise (dark wash), Hair Mino’s Deceit (black/blond), Boots CheerNo Mona Lisa GroupGift, MADesigns City Exclusive gifts – Promise Eyes Brown Pale, sf Design open leather vest jacket, HUZ Tatts valuepack Kanji. [LAP New Male AO].

Her Look-The Dressing Room-YS&YS Stella Cute skin, Glam Affair Marta dress, Eyes Ibanez (freebie), Duh!-Catena Mosaic Necklace, Deep Red stripe tights, Sneaker boots (black out), Hair Tiny Bird&Reek soon enough (sandy blond). [LAP new female AO]. (Respecting time constraints I did not add all the SLURLS, if you have trouble finding anything send me an IM inworld and I’d be happy to help.)

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Japanese fishing village…


All three posts feature the Japanese fishing village, Japan Dream Kenjin , which is chock full of places to take pictures. This outfit is pretty typical of Japanese designers, pretty, well textured and very wearable (Umi Usagi). Shoes are a new offering from JD Design. The necklace from A La Mood, which comes also with earrings. Hair corsage was featured in the last post (Lika Ruby) and is colour change. The cute hair style is from I Love Olive. I have been playing around with Gimp and some of the add-on, scripts and plug-ins. If you work at all with GIMP these extend the functionality of the program.


Credits: Dress Umi Usagi Black Chiffon*, Lika Ruby Corsage Peony, Necklace ALaMood Soho Jade 400L earrings and necklace {R}, Skin Tres Blah Arctic frost, Hair ILoveOlive Doris (platinum) 170L per colour pack {R}, Boots JD Design Ankle Boots Zebra 199L {R}. All poses Everglow. Pics Shot @ Japan Dream Kenjin.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Pretty Flowers…

This post and the former one features a new skin from Rockberry called Lily, it is a very smooth and pretty skin with cleavage options included. Peony Corsage is texture change and shoes are from GField. Hair is a newer offering from Exile. Umi Usagi is a large store which is fairly representative of Japanese design, Doll type dresses, casual clothing, eyes, hair, Lolita,Fantasy and more. In Lika Ruby many of the designs are inspired by Chinese style.

Credits: Dress Umi Usagi Clothing Fair Premium (boxed)*, +lika ruby+ Ruby Corsage Peony (colour ch)*, Skin Rockberry Lily G (light) 450/skin, 1250/full pack one eyebrow colour {R}, Shoes G*Field Rose Bootie (white), Magika Skin Reall prim Eyelashes, Hair Exile Dori/Dusk. * items still available @ main store. All poses by Everglow. Pics shot a@ Japan Dream Kenjin.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Caught in a time flux….


Whenever I take a holiday, I return relaxed, refreshed and somewhat out of the loop as to what’s going on… This time it’s no exception. Which is why I am showing you over the next few posts a couple of dresses I picked up at the Tokyo Sim of the RFL Clothing Fair. Late though they be I thought them worthy of posting since Japanese designers don’t always get a lot of coverage in the western feeds. This dress reminds me of something one could wear on the Orient Express. The hat comes with hair included and there are a number of ways this dress could be worn.


Credits: Dress KWZ (sweetlemon jewel) Orient Eileen, Skin Rockberry Lily G Light Dk Brows, Shoes Anexx Vaudvillian Shoes. Poses by Everglow. Shot @ Japan Dream Kenjin.