shattered.

shattered.

New event, new post. Go check out 11:11, which is run by the lovely Skye Everidge (owner of Epiphany & TFC). Links are included, of course.

CREDITS.
head. CATWA // Tumble
skin. BOLD & BEAUTY // Megan – Light Fair
hair. LITTLE BONES // Mishi – B&W [NEW @ C88]
eyes. DEAD APPLES // Striking Eyes – Ice [no longer available]
eye glitter. NOX // Interstellar – Astro [NEW @ 11:11]
eyelashes. BUZZERI // The Prom Night Lash
dress. AZUCHI // Ada – White [NEW @ 11:11]
thigh highs & garters. REIGN // Coven Thigh Socks w/ Garter
earrings & necklace. PLASTIK // The Hallow Jewelry
wings. PLASTIK // Shattered Angel Gacha – Broken Shard Wings RARE [Pure] [NEW @ FGC]
wall cross. PLASTIK // Shattered Angel Gacha – Shatter Cross [Victori – Broken] [NEW @ FGC]
poses. MUKA & DEL MAY

shattered.

fareeha.

fareeha.

So I really like Overwatch. Pharah’s in my top three most played heroes, and I in general just adore her aesthetic. I’ve been wanting to do some “casual” Overwatch hero pictures and with the release of Vae’s new jewelry at N21 and at ROMP, I finally felt like I was ready to do it. Also, I had to add the wedjat tattoo in Photoshop ’cause I couldn’t find a good Omega or Catwa one inworld. Hint hint makeup designers.

Background image is © Blizzard Entertainment.

CREDITS.
head. CATWA // Amy
skin. GLAM AFFAIR // Olivia – Jamaica [Birthday Gift @ The Epiphany]
body. MAITREYA // Lara v3.5
hands. SLINK // AvEnhance Female Hands – Casual
hair. LITTLE BONES // Zombie – The Dark
brows. ADORED // Claire Brows [NEW @ AnyBody]
eyes. ADORED // Nova Eyes – Thunderstorm
dress. BLUEBERRY // Energy – Solid Dress – White [NEW @ The Epiphany]
shoes. REIGN // Mahi Gladiator Sandals – Cocoa RARE
earrings. PLASTIK // Pa-ti Earrings – Golden [Decay] [NEW @ Shiny Shabby]
collar. PLASTIK // Loona Collar – Atlantis [NEW @ ROMP]
bracelet. Plastik // Absole Bracelet – Chevron [NEW @ N21]
rings. Plastik // Absole Rings [NEW @ N21]
tattoo. IZZIE’S // Metallic Arrow Tattoo
pose. GLAMRUS // Philly

fareeha.

widowmaker.

widowmaker.

“They call her Widowmaker,” he says, mouth twisting in a wry smile. 

I roll my eyes at him. “Nice cliche,” I say in response. “Let me guess, she’s a ruthless killer, best in the department. No one can hold a candle to her. Right?”

He shifts uncomfortably. “Well,” he starts, “yeah. But she didn’t start out with just anyone, dude. She killed her–“

He cuts himself off at the sound of heels clicking over cement. She passes by us, and as she does her green eyes, poisonous bright, lock with mine, and I want to cringe away from the look I see in them. There’s nothing there, just a yawning void. I blink first. She keeps walking, leaving behind the scent of orchids.

I turn back to him and he grimaces. “Who did she kill?” I ask him, my voice hoarse and whispery. He doesn’t look at me as he answers.

“Her husband.”

CREDITS.
head. CATWA // Amy
skin. PUMEC // Lucia – Special Gift Edition [NEW @ PumeC]
body. MAITREYA // Lara v3.5
hands. SLINK // AvEnhance Female Hands – Elegant & Elegant 1
hair. PR!TTY // Poca [NEW @ The Forest]
eyes. ADORED // Moon Eyes – md green
brows. SHAKEUP! // Sophisticated Eyebrows for Catwa
eyeliner. NOX // Duo Liner – Red & Black
harness & holstered gun. RAZOR // Guardian Harness
top. FAWNY // The Mistress – Red [NEW @ The Seasons Story]
skirt. FAWNY // The Mistress – Red [NEW @ The Seasons Story]
shoes. GLAMISTRY // Freesia Heels
stockings. ERRATIC // eden stockings
headset. AMALA // Spy Headset
necklace. LOST JUNCTION // Caught by the Spider
cuffs. LITTLE BONES // Puddin Cuffs – Gunmetal
cigarette. THE COLLECTIVE
pose & gun. LE POPPYCOCK // Provocatrice

widowmaker.

mab.

mab.

omg HUGE NEWS FOR ME: I got accepted as an official blogger for Plastik!

I am a huge geek for Plastik and have been ever since I started out in SL. Vae does wonderful textures and models, gorgeous makeup, awesome skins, etc. There’s always been something fae about her store, and when I picked up some of her new releases I immediately knew what I wanted to do with them.

I’m a big fan of Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files, and Mab, the Queen of Air and Darkness and monarch of the Unseelie–Winter–Court of the Fae is a fairly important character in the books. I recently finished re-reading the newest entry in the series, Skin Game, and Mab once again features in it. So this interpretation of Mab is influenced by Jim Butcher, and uses pieces from Vae’s beautiful Petrichor Druid gacha set at Whimsical. I’ve also picked up the new Lo hair from Little Bones at Uber and the Kat applier from Glam Affair at We ♥ RP to round it out.

You may also notice I’ve been working on my editing techniques! I really wanted to do something special for my first blog post for Plastik, so I decided to challenge myself and see if I couldn’t do something really lovely, and I’m pleased with how it turned out. Thanks to Daeberethwen Arbenlow for all her advice on Plurk ♥

CREDITS.
head. LELUTKA // Simone
head applier. GLAM AFFAIR // Kat – Polar 8 [NEW @ We ♥ RP]
body. MAITREYA // Lara v3.4
hands. SLINK // AvEnhance Female Hands – Elegant 1
hair. LITTLE BONES // Lo – The Dark [NEW @ Uber]
eyes. PLASTIK // Haunt Collection – Ghelgath
brows. BOSSIE // Alice Brows for Lelutka
dress. PLASTIK // The Mahva Dress – Mist [NEW @ Plastik]
necklaces, earrings, & wings. PLASTIK // Petrichor Druid [NEW @ Whimsical]
bracers. ELDRITCH // Boglach Bracers
claws & frostbitten fingers. CERBERUS XING // Ice Nails
crown. RUNAWAY // Ice Queen – Soft
pose. !BANG

mab.

{ancients} ranger.

{ancients} ranger. {ancients} ranger two.

IT HAPPENED!

The Dota 2 Reborn client finally launched, and with it, the Source 2 engine that we’d been waiting for. Once that happened I realized I’d been slacking super hard on my {ancients} series, which are outfits made in SL to represent Dota heroes. I present one of my favorite heroes in the game and in my top 3 most played–Traxex, the Drow Ranger.

When I first started doing these outfits, I didn’t have a blog, so I usually would post a quick blurb about the hero on Flickr and just went from there. But now I have a bit of space to sort of explain why I chose what I did.

To start off with, when I saw that Shantia of Zoul Creations was releasing a Drow skin for We ♥ RP, I knew I would finally be able to do a Traxex post. The skin is absolutely beautiful, wonderfully detailed with lots of appliers for mesh bodies (plus Omega) and with multiple makeup and brow options. After studying Traxex’s ingame model, I learned that she did NOT have white eyebrows; she has black ones, so I chose those brows for this picture. Her older model had facial tattoos that Mochi of Pink Fuel matched perfectly, included with her Sora Alabaster skin, so I wore them and tinted them to match the original Drow Ranger model.

The hair was another perfect fit, and I have to again thank Nova Faerye of Little Bones for providing me with a great customer experience. This hair was an older release she did for Uber in October of last year, and it was not in her store. I contacted her via NC and she responded super quick, offering me a discount on the product and sending it over right away. I loved how the lacing in the hair was very reminiscent of the icon for Traxex’s Gust ability, and that alone was enough to make it the right choice for this character.

For the clothes and jewelry, I lucked out–Foxes provided this sweater as an FLF release, along with the matching leggings, and it was something I’d been lusting after for awhile. In Traxex’s lore she’s an extremely solitary person, and this is reflected ingame as well–her Marksmanship ultimate is disabled if you’re within 400 units of her. Her Gust ability also knocks people away from her, and her Frost Arrows apply a heavy slow, so a giant “FUCK OFF” seemed to fit just right. These awesome thigh-high sneakers from Reign at an old Uber round were evocative of Traxex’s thigh-high boots, so that got tacked on too. I knew I wanted shorts as well to leave that Zettai Ryouiki zone open. The crossed arrow necklace from Kenzie was likewise a natural choice for Traxex. I mean, she’s an archer. It’s kind of her thing.

So! I’m really happy with how this turned out, and hope everyone else enjoys it too.

CREDITS.
skin. ZOUL CREATIONS // Drow – Black Brows [WLRP past round]
hair. LITTLE BONES // Voodoo (Side) – B&W [Uber past round]
body. MAITREYA // Lara v3.4
hands. SLINK // AvEnhance Female Hands – Casual
eyes. IKON // Sovereign Eyes – Fjord
facial tattoo. PINK FUEL // Future Face Tattoo [Sora – Alabaster]
lipstick. ZOUL CREATIONS // Drow Lipstick – Violet
necklace. KENZIE // Arrow Necklace – Silver
sweater. FOXES // Long Sweater – Graphics [FLF past round]
shorts. ADDAMS // Epiphany Shorts w/ Belt
sneakers. REIGN // Thigh-High Sneakers [Uber past round]
poses. DEL MAY & OOO STUDIO

{ancients} ranger.

witch.

witch.

Woah, Nellie.

It’s been a month since I posted (!!) and boy am I salty about that. Real life decided to finally push Real Life 2: Back with a Vengeance to theaters, so I’ve been handling school, new hours at work, and preparing for the kitchen demolition in my house (redoing it finally!).

However, summer’s basically on its death knell, and the new round of Collabor88 with its Muted Coven theme is like water after a long run. Like many of my fellow bloggers and SL residents, I live for fall, and love the dark, Halloween-y themed stuff we’re going to be seeing for the next month or two. C88 was actually an insane treasure trove of new releases and I couldn’t just pick one thing to show off. My GetMeIn HUD went through quite a workout, let me tell you.

So, where to begin? Maybe with the wonderful new hair from Little Bones? (What, me relentlessly stanning for Little Bones?) This one’s called Spectre, which happens to be the name of one of my favorite Dota 2 heroes, and I love the sleek, refined look of this hair. It comes with and without the hat, but since everyone and their mother’s been channeling the AHS Coven look, I figured I would too.

The collar is from Baiastice and goes with their Bia dress, which I also purchased, but is a really lovely stand-alone piece. I really love crows and ravens and other corvids, so these feathers were just perfect. The cute pentagram necklace from Yummy looks like it was made to fit right over it.

Loving this top from Pixicat–as far as I’m concerned, Pixicat does no wrong; I can think of maybe ONE release they’ve had recently that I didn’t immediately salivate over. While the Tee*fy skirt I’m wearing here has its own top (and the Pixicat top its own skirt) I liked the pairing of the two together, finishing with the kickass ankle boots from fri.day, a brand I’ve loved 5eva. Both Pixicat and Tee*fy have killed it with their Maitreya fits, and fri.day has likewise offered all of her new releases for the Maitreya feet, making it a snap to wear everything right away.

Finally, these new scars from Izzie’s at The Dressing Room Fusion have become my latest obsession and I’ve layered them all on with gusto. Coming in multiple different skin tones with a huge variety of options to mix and match, they further reaffirmed my adoration of Izzie’s, and are definitely worth a pickup if you like that kinda look.

Now taking applications for membership in the Bitches of Eastwick. 😉

CREDITS.
skin
. PINK FUEL // Sora <Alabaster>
hair. LITTLE BONES // Spectre (w/ hat) – B&W [NEW @ C88!]
body. MAITREYA // Lara v3.4
hands. SLINK // AvEnhance Female Hands – Casual
lipstick. PINK FUEL // Ink LipGloss (Teeth)
cheek scars. IZZIE’S // Aged Scars [NEW @ TDRF!]
piercing. HAUS OF DARCY // Dimpled Piercing
sunglassses. LELUTKA // Glare Sunglasses – Solid [Hair Fair ’15 gift]
collar. BAIASTICE // Bia Collar – Black [NEW @ C88]
top. PIXICAT // Dusk Top – Black [NEW @ C88]
skirt. TEE*FY // Faye High-Cut Skirt – Black [NEW @ C88]
shoes. FRI.DAY // Samantha Booties – Iron [NEW @ C88]
pose. GLITTERATI

witch.

reina.

reina.

HI EVERYBODY!

Hi Dr. Ni–wait. Okay, anyway. Hey guys, I just got back from vacation a few days ago and knew I wanted to get started with some of my blog backlog. A bunch of stuff happened while I was out, namely a ton of events, the end of Hair Fair ’15, and I was accepted to blog for Genre! The new round will be “Age of Dragons” and I’ll be putting something together soon for that.

However, yesterday marked the opening of an event I hate to love: Fantasy Gacha Carnival.

I love it because the stuff people make for it–including this incredible set from Aisling, the Arius Queen–is just drop-dead gorgeous. So many creators really pull out all the stops and put out things you absolutely must have, with wonderful attention to craftsmanship and detail.

I hate it because gachas are literally Satan. I always tell myself I won’t play anymore, but I do, because I’m WEAK. asdjfeerfkdjdjlgk

But this time it was so, so worth it. The Arius Queen set is stunning. Aisling’s work is always some of the best on the grid, with an attention to detail that I personally treasure. I can’t get over how much I enjoy the small parts of this, like the fold and buttons on the skirt, and the beautiful chains draped all over the chest and headdress. Another feather in Aisling’s cap, once all is said and done.

So! If you’re interested in picking it up for yourself, I’ve provided a taxi to the FGC in the credits, and remember to check out the work of the designers who’ve put up machines, because this round has proven to be one of my favorites.

CREDITS.
skin. GLAM AFFAIR // Amberly v2 – Summer Girl – America
hair. LITTLE BONES // Feline – B&W [group gift]
eyes. BUZZERI // Lillian Eyes – Wolf
body. MAITREYA // Lara v3.4
hands. SLINK // AvEnhance Female Hands – Casual
headdress. AISLING // Arius Queen Tiara RARE [NEW @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival!]
vest. AISLING // Arius Queen Vest RARE [NEW @ FGC]
collar & bra. AISLING // Arius Queen – Black [NEW @ FGC]
skirt. AISLING // Arius Queen – White [NEW @ FGC]
bracers. AISLING // Arius Queen – Black [NEW @ FGC]
pose & skull prop. GLITTERATI

reina.

bookish.

bookish.

Well, friends, today is going to be my last post for a few weeks, as I’m off to Spain to visit my family for a nice, much-needed vacation. I’ve been scrambling to pick up all the goodies I wanted from events happening right now, and for the most part I’ve gotten what I wanted. Since I’ll be back August 10th, I’m holding off on some events so I don’t bankrupt myself spending–which is totally possible, ’cause I have zero impulse control when it comes to the glorious creations that SL’s residents make.

Not wearing a lot that’s really new for this, sadly, but I DID go back to pick up the rest of Little Bones’ hair releases at Hair Fair. I loooooooooooove ponytails and braids, and will generally fork over money immediately for them if I see one that’s well-made. Considering that Little Bones was behind this wonderful tail, it was inevitable that I’d buy it. It’s a style called Lemonade and it’s as beautiful as all of Nova’s designs, gorgeously textured and modeled. As with all of LB’s hair it comes in two sizes with options for larger breasts on each.

Fishy Strawberry, a brand I’ve enjoyed since early on in SL (circa 2009 or so), recently announced a huge sale. TOTALLY worth! I really liked this sweatshirt, which comes with a HUD for various text options (or blank if you prefer), and will be going back at some point to buy more stuff, even if it’s not part of the sale. Definitely worth a trip over; I included a link in the credits. It’s 50% off, up to 70% on some items, and includes the main store and outlet. It’ll be on til midnight of July 21st, so hurry over.

My shoes are from the most recent round of Collabor88, which is one of my favorite SL events. The newest theme was Under the Sea, and fri.day, another brand I’ve patronized since my early days in Second Life, put out these cute platform heels with straps reminiscent of tentacles. I own a bunch of fri.day shoes and would have to say they’re my go-to shoe store. This pair is only available for Slink high feet, but I can’t complain–they look awesome.

You can see a hint of the amazing rare tattoo available from antielle at the new gacha event The Epiphany, but I’m going to save a full post for it later, since it and the other offerings Kaorinette has in that gacha deserve my full attention. 😀

Finally, my earrings are a WONDERFUL new offering by Aikea Rieko of the Plastik, out now at underworld-themed Genre. THEY ARE SNAKES. SNAKES! Available for 100L each, they come in ten different colors, three different wear sizes, and include a HUD with thirty different colors for the snakes’ gemstone eyes. I haven’t taken them off since I got them, and don’t plan to take them off anytime soon. To top it all off, Aikea just announced Plastik’s annual summer sale, with huge discounts available throughout the whole store. Find the details here and then get over there to shop!

With that said, I bid you adieu, and JD will resume posts once I return to the US. Enjoy your summer and thanks for reading! ♥

CREDITS.
skin. PINK FUEL // Sora <Alabaster>
hair. LITTLE BONES // Lemonade – B&W [NEW @ Hair Fair 2015]
eyes. BUZZERI // Elysium Eyes – Poison
body. MAITREYA // Lara v3.4
hands. SLINK // AvEnhance Female Hands – Casual
feet. SLINK // AvEnhance Female Feet – High
eyeliner. PLASTIK // Foxxe Makeup – Decay [On Sale @ Plastik!]
piercing. HAUS OF DARCY // Dimpled Piercing
necklace. MAXI GOSSAMER // Little Tiny Dagger – Silver
necklace. ARISE // Moon Necklace – Black & Silver
earrings. PLASTIK // Hissss Earrings – Medusa [NEW @ Genre]
tattoo. ANTIELLE // The Homunculus RARE [NEW @ The Epiphany]
glasses. HOUSE OF CURIOS // Rectangle Framed Glasses [old]
sweatshirt. FISHY STRAWBERRY // Off-Shoulder Sweater – Light Grey [On Sale @ FS!]
bra. MAITREYA // Lara Mesh Bra
pants. PIXICAT // Biker Pants – Black
shoes. FRI.DAY // Ursula Platforms – Black [NEW @ Collabor88]
pose. SKBIO

bookish.

limited.

limited.

Bunch of fun events going on right now, but I was particularly drawn to Project Limited because I fuckin’ love limited edition stuff, and I’m still trying to keep myself from totally losing my shit at Hair Fair.

I’m wearing a new skin that I got from alterego! It’s a little darker in tone than what I usually wear, but it’s very lovely regardless. It was one of 50 limited copies of the Kensi skin in the Ash Tan tone, and came with body appliers and mouth appliers for a really generous price. I have it on my Maitreya body, Slink hands, and PXL Sweetlips mouth in this picture.

My hair is one of Little Bones’ new releases for Hair Fair. Let me preface this by saying I am a huge stan for Nova because she does really fucking cool styles and has beautiful textures, but she’s also a super nice person and provides excellent customer service. I’m definitely picking up all her HF releases. However, so far Cosmos is pulling ahead as my favorite–it includes two sizes for the system avatar head and mesh heads and comes with the option of having the side area braided or totally shaved. I paired it with a hairbase from Tableau Vivant that I tinted and it looks awesome. Nova’s also been doing hairlines added into her latest styles and it shows up quite well on this one. Try wearing it without a hairbase and you’ll see what I mean.

I hopped over to Project Limited after I saw these shoes on Flickr from one of my favorite brands, Razor, and was not disappointed. They fit great and I only had to alpha out a small sliver of ankle on my body to get a seamless look. The skirt is the Lotus Skirt from Insanya and is offered in a variety of colors along with a fatpack; I chose black ’cause I’m boring and love it. It also comes in standard sizes and fitted mesh sizes, and you can turn the straps on and off! The tanktop is from Vinyl and is another exclusive to the event. Like the Insanya skirt it comes in standard and fitted mesh sizes and is available in a rainbow of colors. PLUS it has the cool steel guitar pick necklace that you can see me wearing. Finally I picked up Arise’s Moon Necklace in the Black and Silver mix pack. It’s mesh and looks really lovely inworld. With some stretching and moving around I got a super nice fit on it.

The tattoo is a Letis new release for Suicide Dollz. It kind of reminded me of the Izzie’s tattoo I’ve been wearing so much lately, and I’m a big fan of Letis, so I grabbed it. 😀 Letis recently started offering Maitreya HUDs with their tattoos, which I appreciate since I never take off my mesh body anymore. Designers and creators that take the time to make a Maitreya HUD so I don’t have to fiddle with the Omega relay are very near and dear to my heart. ♥

CREDITS.
skin. ALTEREGO // Kensi – Ash Tan [Limited Edition]
hair. LITTLE BONES // Cosmos – Braided – B&W [NEW @ Hair Fair 2015]
eyes. BUZZERI // Elysium Eyes – Poison
body. MAITREYA // Lara v3.4
hands. SLINK // AvEnhance Female Hands – Casual
hairbase. TABLEAU VIVANT // Nyoki
eyeshadow. NOX // Smoked Out – Grass
mouth. PXL // Sweetlips 02
piercing. HAUS OF DARCY // Dimpled Piercing – Razor
necklace. ARISE // Moon Necklace – Black & Silver Mix [NEW @ Project Limited]
necklace. VINYL // Steel Pick Necklace
tattoo. LETIS // Atria [NEW @ Suicide Dollz]
tank top. VINYL // Jagger – Love Crop Top – Camo [NEW @ Project Limited]
skirt. INSANYA // Lotus Skirt – Black [NEW @ Project Limited]
shoes. RAZOR // Zealous Kicks – Punk Rock [NEW @ Project Limited]
upper arm bands. SAKIDE // Anawyn Armband
cuff. LOST JUNCTION // Edge Cuff @ Romp
pose. GLITTERATI

limited.

self.

self.

I wanted to make a new profile picture for myself, so I picked up the new dress by Razor at Suicide Dollz–I’ve been lusting after it for awhile, but it was only available in black. Now, however, you can grab it with a HUD that includes twelve colors for the dress itself and the lacing on the sides. It’s super sexy and short, and I have a weakness for anything snake-themed or snake-related. The dress comes in standard sizes, along with sizes fitted for Slink and the updated Belleza mesh body.

My super gorgeous tattoo that I haven’t taken off since I got it is from Izzie’s and is a new release at the Fantasy Collective, which is ending soon–July 13th, to be exact. It’s a really beautiful design; I’ve thirsted for the metallic tattoos I see IRL and this was perfect. It comes with appliers for the Maitreya and Slink mesh bodies, and there is another applier for the Lelutka and Slink mesh heads. Obviously, all the tattoo layers are included, along with one for the face, which I’m not wearing here. There are eight shades to choose from, and it’s definitely something I would recommend to anyone who loves subtle, beautiful tattoo design.

CREDITS.
skin. PINK FUEL // Sora <Alabaster>
eyes. BUZZERI // Elysium Eyes – Poison
hair. LITTLE BONES // Tennis Court – B&W
body. MAITREYA // Lara
eyelashes. BEETLEBONES // Mesh Lashes – Dainty
eyeliner. PLASTIK // Foxxe Makeup – Decay
tattoo. IZZIE’S // Metallic Arrow – Gold [NEW @ The Fantasy Collective]
dress. RAZOR // Slither [NEW @ Suicide Dollz]

self.