Sunday, 23 April 2017

High Score

I'm loving the new 'Hailey' gamer girl v2 outfits by Foxes & Grixdale at the current round of The Epiphany!! There are 2 machines to play, depending what colour sets take your fancy! One machine is mostly bodysuits like the one I'm wearing, and the other machine contains hoodies, each with matching trainers&socks combos, wings and headphones. It's all fitted for Maitreya Lara and I love the tip-toe trainers styled for Maitreya high feet!

High Score

Toast have a new release at the current round of Suicide Dollz - 'Claw Gloves'! These are fitted for female Vista bento Prohands and there are 4 gloves colour options with 14 nail colour options! They are tintable too. Additionally, you get the option of short or long nails. 

The annual Pose Fair is where you'll find this wicked bike full of edgy action poses by Poseidon! There are 13 poses and most of the poses contain mirror versions too! Also included are some props (not shown) for use with a few of the poses!

Exile's 'Green Light' is a casual, slightly wind-ruffled shoulder length style and can be found at April's round of Collabor88


Bodysuit, Trainers&Socks, Headphone wires, Wings: Foxes & Grixdale - Hailey - Ren (commons) *TheEpiphany*
Glove/Nails: Toast - Claw Gloves - Black (short nail) *SuicideDollz*
Leg Band: =Zenith= - Leather Leg Belt B
Bindi: Cureless - Moonlight Jewel
Septum Piercing: CerberusXing [CX] - Sacrosanct Septum

Hair: Exile - Green Light *C88*
Mesh Head: Lelutka Simone 2.7
Skin Applier: Glam Affair - Hanna Polar 02
Mesh Body: Maitreya Lara
Bento Hands: Vista Prohands
Facial Expression (main pic): Lelutka Anima TNG Set 02

Pose & Bike Pose Prop (main pic): Poseidon Action Bike *ThePoseFair* 
Background Scene: MINIMAL - Illusion II - *7* *TheEpiphany*

Pose (below pic) & phone/cig props: FoxCity - Night Owl *ThePoseFair* 

Unedited Pic

The Landmarks:

Friday, 21 April 2017

A Bug's Adventure - A Fantasy Faire Story

The 2017 Fantasy Faire is here!
This wonderful event brings 15 beautifully crafted sims full of fantasy and roleplay styled creations, many of which generously donate to Relay for Life and benefit the American Cancer Society. Read more about the Faire and it's cause here.

Now, in traditional Faire spirit, it's time for a story...
(scroll to bottom for main picture credits)

Bugs Life


Once upon a time, in a land called The Hill, Bumblebee and Ladybug sat amongst the flowers. 
Bumblebee decided it was too nice a day to sit still, she wanted to explore. She'd heard music in the distance and wanted to find out what the world offered outside of her meadow hills. So, with a wave and farewell to Ladybug, off she flew from the land she knew.

The flight took Bumblebee to peaceful town, full of colourful trees and blossom on the breeze. Dawn's Promise was it's name, with it's grand buildings fallen somewhat into disrepair but with new life emerging everywhere from the glistening water springs.

Fantasy Faire 2017 - Dawn's Promise
Unedited Picture - Dawn's Promise
On and on the Bumblebee flew towards the fine buildings and glorious gardens in the distance. To The Rose.

Unedited Picture - The Rose
Up and up Bumblebee flew, past splendid balconies and illustrious buildings to the garden above. There she met and rested by a Lion, whom carried an important message.

Unedited Picture - The Rose

"...It is the courage to continue that counts", Bumblebee read.
She had not succeeded in finding the music yet, but she would be courageous and carry on her journey.

So away Bumblebee flew, back onto the current of the breeze to see where it would take her next.

The skies grew dark as the landscape changed, shadows gathering around Bumblebee. Was that a note of a song she heard?

Unedited Picture - Morbus
"This is Morbus", the shadows whispered, as Bumblebee took in the dark landscape of thorns and chaos.
"Answers come to those who seek them out, those who wish to take on The Quest", the shadows continued. 

But Bumblebee was already on her own quest, and again she took flight and found a place unlike any she had seen before. 

Fantasy Faire 2017 - San Mora
San Mora
Amongst the rubble and ruin, the chaos and burned-out fires, Bumblebee watched the few who remained in the city. She followed them through the alleyways of this concrete jungle, reading many of the messages that had been left behind. 

San Mora was the name of the place, Bumblebee discovered. A pharmaceutical capitol quarantined at the outbreak of a deadly contagion of its own making, the population was left to survive the best they could. 

This could not be the source of the beautiful music Bumblebee had heard. 
She had to escape this forlorn looking place and fast...

Fantasy Faire 2017 - San Mora
Unedited Picture - San Mora
At last she found the road out of town, she flew towards the light and into the setting sun.

Unedited Picture - Kakushi Pasu
 Bumblebee took a deep breath and smelled flowers and blossom on the breeze once again.
The music grew louder as Bumblebee approached the sanctuary of Kakushi Pasu. 
All around her lanterns danced, water flowed and Faire-goers celebrated. 

Bumblebee had found the home of Faireland parties and the Literary Festival.
Bumble watched on as people danced and performed, but soon grew wary as she realised she had been out all day and dusk was fast approaching. 

Unedited Picture - Kakushi Pasu
Bumble flew up to the highest lookout point, dancing around the glitter and blossoms. 
And there in the distance she spotted her home.

With a smile on her face, she flew to The Hill


Unlike Bumblebee, you can check out the full calendar of events taking place in the Fairelands over the next 10 days here

A big thank you to Kynne Llewellyn, who starred as the Ladybug in the top pic! You can see her version of the picture here
Kynne also took an amazing close-up of me on set, check it out here for a closer look at Glam Affair's 'Bloom' makeup. 

Main Pic Credits

Both Kynne and I are wearing dresses, sleeves, boots, wings and hats by Poets Heart, called 'Insecta', which can be found at *The Fantasy Faire*.
There are several versions of this very cute outfit and the 'Bumblebee' and 'Dragonfly' colours both support RFL. 

Kynne (left) :
Head: Catwa – Catya
Skin Applier: The Skinnery – Lily for Catwa heads *Bloom*
Hair: Tram 

Alisa (right) :
Head & Eyes: Lelutka Simone 2.7
Skin Applier: Glam Affair - Hanna
Make-up: Glam Affair – Bloom Makeup Gacha (commons) *Bloom*
Hair and Hairbase: Tableau Vivant - Aslant Pony & Lelutka HB1

Poses and flower prop by Roquai – Thumbelina’s Flower

Flowers: Heart - Hollyhocks
Large Leaves: HappyMood

The Landmarks:
Fantasy Faire - Fallen Sands (where Poet's Heart store is located)



Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Beastly

Say hello to Astralia's new 'Beast Claws', available now at Kustom 9!!
There are both female (rigged for Maitreya & Vista bento hands) and male (rigged for SLink, Vista and Signature bento hands) available. A HUD is included with 4 metal colours. 

Beastly

The Epiphany is open! It's where you'll find this super cool headpiece by Azoury, called 'Hosanna'. The textures are soooo realistic and its awesome for all sorts of styles, from high fashion to post-apoc grunge!
It's the rare in the set but the commons are shoes (not shown) that are also fabulous!

The eye makeup is by Zibska and was part of the Lelutka Powder Pack for March. This can still be purchased here on Marketplace for 3000L if you didn't pre-order! 
Pre-order your Power Pack for Lelutka heads between the 18th of the Month and the end of the month for the price of 1500L to have it delivered in the 1st of the month. 


Full Credits:

Claws: Astralia - Beast claws (Female) *Kustom9*
Nails: Astralia - Compatible nails system (Maitreya Stiletto base)
Nail Polish: alme. - Chrome Trends - Basic - Astralia Nails

Headpiece: Azoury - Hosanna Accessory RARE *TheEpiphany*
Septum Piercing: CerberusXing [CX] - Sacrosanct Septum Gunmetal
Chain Collar: CerberusXing [CX] - Luceat Arachne Collar - Black *TheEpiphany*

Mesh Head: Lelutka Simone 2.6 Bento
Skin Applier: Glam Affair - Hanna Polar 01
Brows: Glam Affair - Lelutka Brows 02
Moles: Glam Affair - Lelutka Bento Moles Set 01
Mesh Body (Incl. Bento hands): Maitreya Lara 4.0
Teeth: .LeLutka.Beast.Teeth
Hair: Tableau Vivant - Cinderella (with TV Lelutka HB1)
Eyes: IKON

Bento Pose by FoxCity - Spotlight 6m (alternative) *On9*

The Landmarks:

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Spring in Bloom

Wishing you all happy Springtime and Easter Weekend!
Glam Affair has some 'blooming' gorgeous makeup appliers for Lelutka Bento mesh heads to get you in the mood for Spring, on release soon as a gacha at the upcoming Bloom event (opens April 15th). The makeup in the picture is from the Rare set, which includes the white floral eye makeup and 5 pastel lip glosses. There are also 7 lipstick packs (2 colours in each), 3 blushes and 7 colourful floral eye makeups to play for as common prizes. 

Spring In Bloom

Glam Affair also has a new skin release for the new round of Kustom 9, called 'Kinga'. She is available in 10 skin tones, each with 7 brow colours and no brow option, 8 lip colours and 8 eye makeups. 

Lelutka have released an update on their bento heads in the last couple of days to include eyes! There is a new panel on the HUD for eye options, which includes 6 colours plus specular options. The eyes are omega compatible as well as using Lelutka's own applier scripts. The eyes are attached separately so you have the choice whether to use them or your own. To get your update version, just wear your Lelutka 2.6 head. 

Speaking of update's - Maitreya finally updated the Lara mesh body to version 4.0 with bento hands. There are 14 hands poses included in your new HUD, as well as 2 new nail shapes and an option to remove nails. 
As a personal preference, I like these bento hands much much more than the SLink bento update. I think they are a lot smoother and more refined looking, and less 'blocky' looking than the SLink. I also think they are more natural looking than Vista, so Maitreya is definitely a winner for me and well worth the wait!

Also, Astralia worked super quick to update both pack 1 and 2 of her compatible nails system to now include Maitreya fit nails. If you've already purchased them, go to the re-delivery terminal instore to update. 

The Spring round of The Season's Story is here and Astralia are taking part with this pretty new ring set, made for Maitreya, Vista and SLink bento hands. A HUD is included allowing you to choose silver or gold, as well as which rings you prefer to show or hide (full set worn in pic). 

Below I decided as a last minute addition to this post to show all 3 bento hands (so please excuse the crappy posing and angle, it's late here!). 
The Maitreya and Vista hands are posed in the same position using the Maitreya HUD (yep, Vista hands work on Maitreya HUD hand poses). The SLink hands are the 'Casual' pose. All are shown with Maitreya Lara 4.0 mesh body. 




Full Credits:
Mesh Head (Incl. Eyes): Lelutka Simone 2.7 Bento *NewUpdate*
Skin Applier: Glam Affair - Kinga *New@Kustom9*
Lipgloss & Floral Eye Makeup: Glam Affair - Bloom Makeup Set RARE *New@Bloom* 
Moles Applier: Glam Affair - Lelutka Bento Moles Set 01

Nails: Astralia - Compatible nails system Pack 2 (Coffin/Maitreya) *RecentRelease*
Rings: Astralia - Astralia - Bayswater Maitreya Bento Rings *New@TSS*
Floral Headpiece: LODE - Olivia Wreath [white] RARE

Pose in main pic is by Roquai, The Little Mermaid with hand poses using Maitreya HUD. 

The Landmarks:
Bloom (opens 15th)
The Season's Story
Astralia Mainstore
Kustom 9 (opens 15th)

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Vintage Macabre

I am in LOVE with the very cool new bento prosthetic hands by *katat0nik* at this month's round of Collabor88. I'm always a fan of prosthesis and I was super excited to see bento hands that had a real vintage/doll look to them! There are 5 different choices aavailable and each comes with 2 versions - with or without the wrist wrap. The female versions are Maitreya and SLink fit, plus there are SLink fit make versions available too!

Vintage Macabre

I thought they went really well with the recently updated 'Vintage Set' by Pixicat. This was an old fave of mine and I was really pleased to see a free update available with several mesh body sizes included - just go to the redelivery terminal instore for the update or available to purchase in mainstore too!

The hosiery is by Dead Dollz and is one of 4 variations currently available at The Crossroads event. They are fit for Maitreya Lara and each version includes a colour HUD. 
Bonus, I found they fit awesomely underneath my =Zenith= leg straps and a bunch of other garter accessories for a bi of mix 'n matching!

There are a couple of days left to get over to Shoetopia, where you'll find these cute ankle boots by [BREATHE]. There are lots of colours available, with fits included for Maitreya, SLink and Belleza mesh bodies. 

I've been seeing a lot of Avatar Complexity questions coming up so I'm going to start including complexity scores for my outfits in blog posts. This outfit in full is 50395 and minus the parasol it's 44399.



Full Credits:

Corset/Shorts: Pixicat - Vintage Set Dark 
Stockings: Dead Dollz - Sheer Hosiery Noblesse *TheCrossroads*
Boots: [BREATHE] - Kendra Heels *Shoetopia*
Hat: [The Forge] - Yuki Gacha *Lootbox*
Leg Straps: =Zenith= - Leather Leg Balt A
Harness: [The Forge] - Tramp 

Prosthetic Hands: *katat0nik* - sick girl3 Bento Prosthetic Hands *C88*
Hair: Exile - Looking Back
Skin Applier: Glam Affair - Hanna Polar 01
Brows: Glam Affair - Lelutka Brows 02
Mesh Head: Lelutka Simone 2.6 bento
Mesh Body: Maitreya Lara
Body Blood Spatter: Izzies 

Pose in upper pic by Foxcity - Lara's Secret
Pose in lower Pic by Del May - Hotness

Avatar Complexity incl. [The Forge] - Yuki Gacha Parasol = 50395

Scene in top pic:
*LODE* Head Accessory - Wild Sakura Butterflies [white] *TCF*
DRD lobby couch
*LODE* Hand Accessory - Freesia [white]
*LODE* Decor - Freesia Vase [white]

The Landmarks:

Sunday, 9 April 2017

When It's Got To Be Black (Magic)

Looking for some striking new boots, sexy and full of attitude? Look no further than Azoury's latest creation 'Destiny', available at the new round of Cosmopolitan in 6 different colours for 349L each. Each colour comes with silver or gold option and they are fitted for Maitreya, SLink and Belleza mesh bodies. 

When It's Got To Be Black (Magic)

See Azoury link here for available colours. 

The Black Fashion Fair is open and Zibska have some sexy mini-dresses released exclusively for the occasion. The one I'm wearing here is called 'Nere' and includes a colour HUD with 7 different options.
Zibska are also taking part in April's We Love Roleplay with some new jewellery sets. This one is called Mina and also includes earrings that are not shown. A colour HUD is included that allows for change of colour of the main, accent and bead sections separately. 

Glam Affair have 2 new skin appliers at this month's Collabor88 and here is shown the new Lelutka applier 'Agnes'. She is available for purchase in 7 skin tones, each with 7 brow colours and a no brow option. Additionally, each tone comes with 8 lipsticks and 8 eye makeups.

Another newly opened event is The Liaison Collaborative. This is where you'll find this new breezy hairstyle by Mello, named 'Forget it'.



Full Credits:

Dress: Zibska - Nere *Black Fashion Fair*
Necklace: Zibska - Mina *WLRP*
Boots: Azoury - Destiny *Cosmopolitan*

Mesh Head: Lelutka Simone 2.6 Bento
Mesh Body: Maitreya Lara 4.0
Expression: Lelutka Anima Photo Pack 02
Skin Applier (+optional makeup): Glam Affair - Agnes *C88*
Moles Applier: Glam Affair 
Hair: Mello - Forget It *TLC*
Nails: Astralia - Compatible Nail System Pack 1/Stiletto 

Pose by Bauhaus Movement - Music to Piss You Off 14 *TLC*
(left arm adjusted using Animare)

The Landmarks:

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Immortal

This beautiful new skin applier by Glam Affair is called 'Maria' and she was included in the March Lelutka version of Power Pack, which was delivered 1st April for those who pre-ordered it. You can still grab the whole box now from marketplace for 3000L, but for future releases you can get the pack for 1500L if you pre-order!
'Maria' comes in 7 different skin tones, each with 7 eyebrow colours and a no brow option, 8 lipsticks and 8 eye makeups. 

Immortal

The crown and collar are by Bauhaus Movement and are new at The Crossroads. There are gold and silver sets available, and each includes 2 versions of the collar and 2 versions of the crown. I'm wearing v2 of each in this pic. Both items are re-sizeable. 

Full Credits:
 Crown & Collar: Bauhaus Movement - Immortal Set Gold *TheCrossroads*
Mesh Head: Lelutka Simone 2.6
Skin Applier & Makeup add-ons: Glam Affair - Maria *LelutkaPowderPack*
Moles: Glam Affair - Lelutka Bento Moles Set 01
Hair & Hairbase: Tableau Vivant - Bow Updo & Lelutka HB3
Eyes: IKON - Sovereign 
Ears: Bentbox - Sylvan

The Landmarks:

A Night In

Dead Dollz have released some sexy new original mesh stockings for Maitreya Lara mesh body and high feet, which can be found at the new round of The Crossroads now!
There are 4 different styles, with varying denier and design, each including a colour HUD with 8 options. In this pic I'm wearing the 'Jarretiere' hold up stockings with lace trim and cute little heart detail down the back!

The awesome decor, including the skybox and outdoor scene from the Soy + Toro. Neon Night Apartment gacha collection at Kustom 9

A Night In

Stockings: Dead Dollz  - Sheer Hosiery Jarretiere *TheCrossroads*
Panties: Dead Dollz - Gwen
Nails: Astralia - Compatible Nails System Pack 2 - Lipstick *NEW*

Scene & Decor: Soy + Toro. Neon Night Apartment Gacha *Kustom9*
Wine Glass: [ kunst ] - Malbec glasses

Mesh Body: Maitreya Lara
Hands: Vista Prohands

Pose by Infiniti - Behind 3M (right arm adjusted with Animare)

The Landmarks:
The Crossroads
Astralia
Kustom 9