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Oopskate is pinned and i also took some pics

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Like i´ve mentioned before is again time for Oopskate, and all of you may ask what is Oopskate, and is very simple: every year on Rupert´s birthday, Rupert is an adorable orange feline beauty by the way, my friend Axi Kurmin (DJbronxelf) trows a big SL bash for him, that last usually 24 hours and has exclusive items, dancing and music and also a big best in orange contest.

This year i missed the party since i´m way ahead SL time to be on at that time, but until monday you can still grab the items at the Oopskate location, like every year all money raised goes to a small charity of Axi´s choice, and this year we´re raising money to help out Toby pay his vet bills, who said cats don´t like dogs? But here it is you can read more about Oopskate here and is there you will find all the items pinned, including this Pale Empress adorable  dress named after my own furry baby.

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So here i am channeling my little one doing what she loves the most, which is laying down sleeping, hopefully near a sunbeam, in the mix of black and white this is her blanket, I hope you all have a great Sunday, at least has peaceful as hers.

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: Mynerva – Milena
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer – Eyelashes – Groomed
Eyes: Ikon -Sunrise’ Eyes
Hair: Magika – Wait
Ears and Tail: Magika – Neko
Dress: Pale Empress – Pequenita (Oopskate)
Bracelet: House of Rain  -Your Teeth (Oopskate)
Lipstick: +Nuuna+ – Black Lips
Makeup: +Nuuna+ – Makeups v14 12 (Cosmetics Fair)
Feet: [Gos] Boutique –  Barefoot

Pose by aDORKable

These are a few of my favourite things part 2

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Some time ago i did a blog about some of my favourite shops over the past year, on that post you can find here: These are a few of my favourite things part 1 i talked mostly about skins, and of course a lot was left out, so today i bring you clothes and jewelry.

Now let´s talk about clothes, the advent of mesh brought a lot of changes to how we wear clothes these day, issues with standard sizes, templates and deformer where highly talked this year, most creators had to adapt and learn not also mesh but rigging, for some it was easier than for others, a huge amount of new shops came out, and a few won ground in customer preferences. I adore mesh clothes, system layers and even hybrids of both.

The amount of shops i usually wear here is quite big and it would be impossible to talk extensively about them all, so i´m gonna simply name a few of my favourites over the past year and talk maybe a bit more on some newcomers.

My favourites for blogging and regular wear this year where: MaitreyaGeometryBiloZaaraLeagueCracked MirrorErraticIngenueColdLogic, These of course are just a few of the many brands you can find in SL or my inventory, but basically the shops i end up wearing more here and/or inworld: But a few shops stand out for me this year as you can see on my next paragraph.

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Belleza – Wynter Skin
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes 
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer –  Eyelashes – Groomed
Hair: booN
Dress: Volstead  – Empire
Jewelry: [HANDverk] – Beaded Leather Necklace and Earrings

It was pretty cool to see Glam Affair  start doing clothes and even more recently hair also, i can´t wait to see more clothes from them.

I don´t really do Roleplay in SL but Volstead  that started as an entry of clothes for a themed 20´s RP sim contest has won my heart and not only are the clothes gorgeous and some of my favourite of this year, but they work outside of RP environments.

Another two shops i´ve keep and eye on most of the year are Perception and 22769 – casual couture, Maggie started doing corsets and does some of the best shaped ones in sl due to her knowledge in corsetery in actual RL, and i´ve seen her work move well father away from simply corsets to a whole new array of products.

In the meanwhile the boys from 22769 can basically do it all it seems, they do furniture, clothes for both sexes house and decor stuff, there´s nothing they can´t do and they do it always with a smile, meaning Manu and Paco also get a prize for nicest creators in SL this year.

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Glam Affair– Renee (My Attic)
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes 
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer –  Eyelashes – Groomed
Hair: Truth – Sassy (My Attic)
Corset: Perception – Overbust Corset — Capricorn (Zodiac)
Necklace: Perception – Capricorn Horn Necklace (Zodiac)

Now jewelry, in RL i can´t wear earings, not for more than 15 minutes before the itching starts i don´t wear necklaces either because i don´t like things around my neck, but in sl i can and do wear all of those, this year we had a few newcomers i fell in love with like House of Rain, stores i already knew and wore like, [HANDverk]LaGyo and lassitude & ennui and the biggest surprise of them all  Maxi Gossamer who now makes some of their sl pieces available for you also in Rl, follow the link to see which models are available here.

Well that´s all for now, hopefully i´ll be back soon with another instalement of my favourite things this last year, see you all soon and have a glorious weekend

All i want for Gothmas…

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It´s you, to come and join me at today´s opening of Gothmas by Gaslight.

You might remember Gothmas by Gaslight from last year but in the hunt format, this year it´s back but with something we all love a lot more, which is gatchas, i enjoy Christmas a lot but mostly in RL to be honest in SL around this time of year i tend to stay away from the holiday items, and that´s why i adore Gothmas by Gaslight, and the darker twist on the traditional things we get to see all over around this season.

I also like Gothy stuff, although i have no idea what i´m doing with it most of the time really, do enjoy it even tho i´m certainly sure, i don´t have a goth bone in me, as i see it a wonderful way to experiment with looks and get away from my comfort zone completely, and i´m lucky that my good friend Bronxie who is the most GAF (goth as f***) person i know let´s me tag along all goth events she´s involved without calling me out on my lack of gothyness .

So I hope you´re all ready for an amazing event that starts today and lasts until the 15th of January, and a cute darker twist on this holiday season. Just wait till you see my Gothmas tree guys.

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Pink Fuel – Kumi
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes 
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer –  Eyelashes – Groomed
Hair: booN – N URU697
Dress: Volstead – Anais
Necklace: House of Rain – Horror Holiday (Gothmas by Gaslight)
Pince-nez: InSpired Designs – Grave Visions Pince-nez (Gothmas by Gaslight)

Makeup: Beautiful Freak – Die in Winter (Gothmas by Gaslight)

Couch: Dark 7  – Wassail (Gothmas by Gaslight)
Pose by Del May

Darkness is coming

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Slowly falling over us all as the A new Twisted Hunt arrives, starting tomorrow, also starting tomorrow is another hunt, The Summer Harvest Hunt, which i will bring you guys soon over at the The Ego Co. blog.

But let´s start with The Twisted Hunt, one of my favourites, always with a dark theme, always with an amazing list of creators, some more well known others sorta of new, here i bring you guys a small preview from it, this gorgeous mesh necklace by House of Rain, that you might remember from The Goth Fair, and occasional blogs, i love mesh jewelry, and i love the detail it brings, also i like it even more when it´s copy and mod, the best thing for any mesh jewelry, that ended all scaling problems of small prims, allowing you to resize it and fit it to perfection when unrigged, like this beautiful necklace, that shows, a barren tree under a jeweled moon.

I missed doing a more dark look, and for this one, i picked a random skin from Glam Affair, an older one from a long lost Dressing Room, and added something new to the look, one of Nomine´s first mesh releases, in this lovely Shapirre tone, perfect for the mood of another gorgeous Garden of Dreams scene.

The dress has two versions, one of them short and another long, with cut out sides and perfect to show of your back.

So guys, prepare yourselves for an amazing weekend and month hunting, don´t we all love a good hunt? I´ll be seeing you all soon with more hunt goodies, have a wonderful weekend.

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Skin: Glam Affair  – GiO skin Black Snow
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes
Eyelashes: Maitreya – V.I.P. Group Gift – Mesh EyeLashes
Hair: Elikatira  – Unfold
Dress: Nomine – Keyhole Gown
Necklace: House of Rain – As Darkness Falls ( The Twisted Hunt)
Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics –  Clear Lipgloss

First pose by aDORKable

Scenery: Garden Of Dreams – Dream Scene – Moonshine Boat

Templates and some Randomness…

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I´ve been meaning to write about templates for sometime, but i keep forgetting, until today, I wasn´t even going to blog today since i had no time to take pictures yesterday and was absolutely exhausted but, while discussing with friends about templates, and after we talked, i looked up at pics from one event and saw the same shirt in it being sold by several people.

But my issue is not that the same people are using the same templates, in this event for example this top appeared at least being should by 3 different shops, one of the shops didn´t even bother to make a unique texture for it, they just simply used the ones that came with the mesh template, and the template add, even worse is i have seen a dress being sold a few weeks ago, where they didn´t even bother doing anything at all and jus applied the shading texture to the mesh.

There have always been templates in SL i even own some and i usually used them for silly stuff, a funny t-shirt to gift a friend, or make bf a t-shirt he couldn´t find. The thing with mesh templates and what is actually bothering me are basically two things, i see on the marketplace almost exact copies of other stores mesh models, i do know this happened before with sculpts, yes i do, but the way it became balant is scary, i´ve seen several models from amazing stores that i know are original models, being imitated and sold as templates for pennies, a week or so later they are all over a bunch of events some with the either no original texturing at all and some with the textures that came on the template pack.

The thing is as a shopper this scares the shit out of me i see a huge second market showing up with lower quality mesh with hardly any texturing and it scares me how these people can actually call themselves creators, and why are they in so many events selling half of them the same thing.

It also makes me upset to see a few other templates out there badly rigged, these are a lot more expensive, but the rigging on them makes me cringe. In the meanwhile there are very good templates for sale, but these we don´t see about much, they will show up every now and then, and usually with better textures, and also clearly not a cheap copy of someone´s else models.

All this rant, just to say, i think templates can be a good tool, but only when used wisely and well, i expect a bit more work from someone before i call them a content creator.

And i dint´want to make this blog post a hateful one, I don´t believe it´s ok to just come around and say this is bad or ugly, that is not proper criticism, i wish i would see these creators put more effort into their work, more elaborate texturing, the adding od small details, that could even be a mix of sculpts and mesh, I know very well mesh is not for everyone, it takes time to learn it´s even harder to rig, my advice to those who work with templates, make them your own.

If you can´t find good textures, there are hundreds of good texture sellers in SL, that offer, original cute and excellent quality fabric textures, If you have problems with modeling and rigging there are people who can´t texture and will gladly form a partnership with split profits. If you can model but not rig there are quite a few people out there that will do the rigging for a price or a commission. There are workarounds around these issues, that help the whole community.

And i´ll leave an afterthought for event organizers also, how do you think your event looks like when at least 3/4 items in it are exactly the same?

Anyways this also comes about with a meme i usually don´t do these, but i was tagged on one by Sion Pearl  over at parthenoid, and this relates to question number 5.

1. What does Second Life mean to you? 

Means way to much time and money all spent in a good cause, and usually good product, that sometimes can be life changing.

2. If you could do anything in SL and know you’d be successful, what would you do?

Trees and plants and cover the whole grid with them, all kinds of trees and plants.

3. What is the best thing that ever happened to you thanks to SL?

I met my RL boyfriend in Sl and a lot more amazing people.

4. What do you think we as a community could do to improve SL? 

There is only so much a community can do to improve something, at the moment the community itself does a lot, while LL doesn´t, a good example is the current SLB9 celebrations, where everything was payed and organized by the community alone.

5. Your biggest SL fashion pet peeve? (Please illustrate with a picture of yourself doing it!) 

Here it is my biggest pet peeve when it comes to fashion, lazy template use, and here i am doing it myself.

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: Skin: Mynerva – Milena
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer  – Eyelashes – Groomed
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Anais
Bracelet: House of Rain – Crysania
Top: Wiggle Time by Elysium Hynes 
Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Clear Lipgloss 

World Goth Fair 4

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Can i haz more Goth Fair? Oh yes i can and here i am again blogging The World Goth Fair that  lasts all the way to the 31st of May, and it will benefit the Sophie Lancaster Foundation with the full support of the good people of World Goth Day. Also part of the World Goth Day SL selebrations is the ongoing WGD Nightstalker Hunt that started on the 1st, you can find a list of all hunt participants here.

Today we have more of some shops i already blogged, and some i haven´t, already blogged are the musesThe Little BatPin me DownHouse of Rainlassitude & ennui and adding to the list of bloggy awesome shops is now Kosh and Dare Designs. I also vistited The Dressing Room for a skin, and dug up my the Alice Project hair the first model an older one from Vintage Fair the second one is still available at FaMESHed, stopped at Kosh for some shopping and added a few more pieces, i had laying about, including some of Nuuna´s makeups.

I promise more goth Fair pics as soon as possible, these where all taken over last weekend, but a bad stomach stopped me of taking more over the week so, today i get back to pics, and soon more posts.

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: Glam Affair – Valentine skin
Eyes: Laqroki – Reflect truedark eyes
Hair: Alice Project – Annette
Dress: the muses – Archaic  (World Goth Fair)
Necklace: Kosh – The ToothFairy
Nails: PIDIDDLE – Manicure – Set 003
Makeup: Pin Me Down – Gatcha Eyeliners (World Goth Fair)
Makeup: Nuuna – Zion Red tat

Poses by Adorkable

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: Mynerva – Milena
Eyes: Ibanez – Signature Eyes
Hair: Alice Project – – Ashleigh – Infinity (FaMeshed)
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer – Eyelashes – Groomed 
Dress: The Little Bat – Shades of Grey (World Goth Fair)
Boots: lassitude & ennui –  Selene
Necklace, Earings and Bracelet – House of Rain – The Luxury of Tears (World Goth Fair)
Makeup: Pin Me Down – Gatcha Eyeliners (World Goth Fair)
Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Clear Lipgloss 

Photo: Virtual Alchemy Photography – Enigma of the Absolute

Poses by Adorkable

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: Atomic – Grace Skin – Violent Violet (TDR Exclusive)
Eyes: Laqroki – Reflect truedark eyes
Hair: vive nine – DreamCatcher (COLLABOR88)
Dress: the muses – Tragic (World Goth Fair)
Boots: Dare Designs  – Astrid Boots
Nails: PIDIDDLE – Manicure – Set 003
Makeup: Pin Me Down – Gatcha Eyeliners (World Goth Fair)

Poses by Olive Juice

World Goth Fair part 3

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Yay more gothy ely as the The World Goth Fair  goes on from the 15th and lasts all the way to the 31st of May, and it will benefit the Sophie Lancaster Foundation with the full support of the good people of World Goth Day. Also part of the WOrld Goth Day SL celebrations is the ongoing WGD Nightstalker Hunt that started on the 1st, you can find a list of all hunt participants here.

Today i bring you The Little Bat,  the musesHouse of Rain, Dark Waterlassitude & ennui , Pin me DownDemotiK and Faerycat Designs. All at the Goth Fair and ready to show their goodies. And i also bring you a few goodies from  The Summer Beauty Festival, that is still running and will run until the  25th.

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: Mynerva – Milena
Eyes: The Little Bat – Manson Eyes (World Goth Fair)
Hair: Magika – Ren
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer – Eyelashes – Groomed 
Dress: The Little Bat – Polly (Orange) (World Goth Fair)
Shoes: lassitude & ennui – Wanderlust boots 
Makeup: Izzie´s – Lace Masquerade Make-Up and Lipstick (Summer Beauty Festival)

Poses by Adorkable

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: Glam Affair – Leah – Fantasy Line
Eyes: Laqroki – Reflect truedark eyes
Hair: booN KGI848
Dress: the muses – Ballad  (World Goth Fair)
Hair Combs: DemotiK – Seranade (World Goth Fair)
Nails: PIDIDDLE – Manicure – Set 003 
Makeup: Nuuna – Kati Violet

Poses by Del May

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: The Little Bat – Molly Skin – Blood (World Goth Fair)
Eyes: Faerycat Designs – Twiligth mesh eyes (World Goth Fair)
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Hawk
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer – Eyelashes – Groomed 
Dress: Dark Water – Leopard Tank Dress (World Goth Fair)
Shoes: lassitude & ennui – Boudoir Mules
Necklace: House of Rain – Vapor (World Goth Fair)
Ring: DemotiK – Dark Filigree Gothic Engagement Ring (World Goth Fair)
Makeup: Pin Me Down – Doomsday (World Goth Fair)

Poses by Adorkable

World Goth Fair part 2

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Another lovely batch of Goth Fair goodies, as you know i´ve been blogging The World Goth Fair that goes from the 15th and lasts all the way to the 31st of May, and it will benefit the Sophie Lancaster Foundation with the full support of the good people of World Goth Day. Also part of the World Goth Day SL celebrations is the ongoing WGD Nightstalker Hunt that started on the 1st, you can find a list of all hunt participants here.

And today i bring you another batch of cool stores and some more gothy items, let´s start of with Avatar Bizarre that has this beautiful Marie Antoinette gown in black and also one of their now famous adorable wearable Cthulhus this one of mercy as fair exclusive items (the little cthulhu i´ll show later) in this case paired with one of The Little Bat, gatcha collars.

I also bring you today another gatcha price this one from ezura, the cute little lolita dress available in several colors at their gatcha paired with this gorgeous House of Rain necklace and earings set, a new shop that made it´s debut at the Hunt and fair. Now HoR does partial mesh jewelry which i am totally in love with, since i can easily resize it to fit my petite avatar and that you will be seeing around here a lot, on the backdrop of my second picture you can see the amazing photo that is the donation item for the Virtual Alchemy Photography, i´m also featuring another one of the muses dresses here, and i have a feeling you will see more around the blog.

Another thing you will se a lot are lassitude & ennui shoes, and why you may ask? Because i simply adore them, and not only do they rock the goth look, but the shop is also a surprise addition to the fair. Another shop in the fair but hard to blog about but very well worth to mention,  hard to blog because it sells sculpted creators packs, and worth to mention because of it´s quality, is Girl Not Included.

Also included in this post are a few more goodies from The Summer Beauty Festival, that is still running and will run until the  25th, so still time to shop for some makeup.

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: The Little Bat – Molly Skin – Gloomy (World Goth Fair)
Eyes: The Little Bat – Manson Eyes (World Goth Fair)
Hair: Alice Project – Persuasion (Culture Shock)
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer – Eyelashes – Groomed 
Dress: Avatar Bizarre-  Marie Antoinette Black (World Goth Fair)
Collar: The Little Bat – Batty Elegance Gacha Collars (World Goth Fair)

Poses by Bent

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin:  The Little Bat  – Molly Skin – Plum
Eyes: The Little Bat – Manson Eyes (World Goth Fair)
Hair: Exile – Queen Bee
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer – Eyelashes – Groomed 
Dress: ex – Gatcha Lolita Dress (World Goth Fair)
Shoes: lassitude & ennui – Prudence boots
Necklace and Earings: House of Rain – Poisonous Friend (World Goth Fair)
Makeup: Pin Me Down Gatcha Eyeliners (World Goth Fair)

Photo on background by the Virtual Alchemy Photography – Enigma of the Absolute (World Goth Fair)

Poses by Frooti

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: Nuuna’s Skins – Halloween Black Skin (freebie at the store)
Eyes: The Little Bat – Manson Eyes (World Goth Fair)
Hair:  Elikatira – Abbey
Dress: the muses – Tarot  (World Goth Fair)
Shoes: lassitude & ennui – Prudence boots
Choker: lassitude & ennui Ophelia Bow & pearl choker
Nails: PIDIDDLE – Manicure – Set 003
Makeup: Nuuna’s Skins – makeups v11 (new releases)
Makeup: Izzie’s – Lipstick black (Summer Beauty Festival)

Poses by Olive Juice

Get Your Goth on

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Because the The WGD Nightstalker Hunt started on the 1st, yesterday and i have a few grabs from it to show you all, the hunt starts at Dare Designs, and you can find a list of all hunt participants here.

It also represents the start of World Goth Day SL Celebrations, that will last a whole month with the support of teh good people of World Goth Day, and is the warm up for The World Goth Fair (that lasts from the 15th to the 31st of May) and will benefit the Sophie Lancaster Foundation.

From the hunt i bring you 3 stores, something new (House of Rain), Something old (Currious Kitties) and something familiar, not blue (CoLLisions).

Also to match my new found Goth Vibe you will see all month is my favorite new hair and official Goth Month Hair, the new Alice Project realease available at FaMESHed. And to add Colour and fun to it all i´m slowly blogging as much as i can of The Summer Beauty Festival, for all out makeup needs (and i promise more new makeups soon).

Also new is the blogs new look, which i hope everyone likes, for now is time to get my goth on, for a couple of weeks.

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: Mynerva – Milena
Hair: Alice Project – Ashleigh – Infinity (FaMESHed)
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural MESH Eyes
Dress: Curious Kitties – Deadly Breezy (The WGD Nightstalker Hunt)
Boots: lassitude & ennui – Prudence
Earings and Piercings: CoLLisions – Unheimlich Set (The WGD Nightstalker Hunt)
Necklace – House of Rain – Vapor (The WGD Nightstalker Hunt)
Nails –  PIDIDDLE – Manicure – Set 003 (Summer Beauty Festival)
Makeup: MONS – eyeshadow spray pink (Summer Beauty Festival)
Makeup: Izzie’s – Glitter Eye Make-Up moonshine (Summer Beauty Festival)

Poses and Furniture by Lisp