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Sci-Fi and Sunglasses

Sci Fi... and Boots

I’m feeling a little sci-fi and fantasy all at the same time today… and the elements of the gifts I picked out could be used for different genres of everyday wear or roleplay gear depending upon how you paired them with outfits or other details (I think that’s why I love these gifts so much).

The Heart Shaped Sunglasses Hunt started today and I think there are some really fabulous gifts to be had. I’m showing off two of them in this post alone, and hope to show off a few more that I have my eye on.

Thigh High

These Thigh High boots by Have Unequal immediately caught my attention and won my approval and I was thrilled when I tried them on. They say “wool” but to me they look leather with a “wool” sock sort of sticking out the top. They will only cost you 5L and a little hunting time at the Have Unequal main-store and when you unpack the box you’ll find boots to fit Maitreya, Slink Hourglass, and Slink Physique mesh bodies. These boots would be slick for some Sci-fi roleplay or other types of RP… or just for wearing and not roleplaying 😉

Speaking of Hearts

Since I was on the heart trail, I also picked up the 5L prize from Kotte, which happens to be this great pair of heart shaped sunglasses in “sea”. They come with a hud that allows you to change the metal detailing on the glasses to either silver or gold. If you click on the flickr picture and zoom in, you can see that their is a little Gothic cross on the sides of the glasses.

A touch of fantasy

While I was at Kotte I accidentally scrolled my mouse and cammed inside another store and found my camera locked onto a group gift at a new-to-me store called {Ghoul}. Immediately I knew I had to have the Dragonglass Back Gems! They emit a soft purple light and would be great for fantasy, medieval, or sci-fi roleplay… or just for fun. The group is 50L to join, and there was another group gift beside the back gems, a photo body glow. The gems come in sizes to fit several mesh bodies, including a male mesh body!

Back Gem Sizes Available:

  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Isis & Freya
  • Belleza – Jake

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Maya
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Truth – Effie
Sunglasses – Kotte – Gothic Heart Glasses in Sea (5L for the Heart Shaped Sunglasses Hunt)
Back Gems – {Ghoul} – Valix “Dragonglass” Back Gems (Free Group Gift/Group is 50L to Join)
Nipple Pasties – Soedara – Wicked Nipple Pasties {Gold}
Panties – Elegance Boutique – Maitreya Panties w/ Hud “Mila” (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Boots – Have Unequal – Thigh Boots in Wool (5L for the Heart Shaped Sunglasses Hunt)

Sim Location – Private Location

Astrids Signature


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Accessorize Your Fantasy!

Roleplay and fantasy have always been a huge part of my Second Life experience, and truly great roleplay outfits are usually defined by their accessories. So! This accessories post is all about accessories for different types of roleplay or fantasies!

Accessories Day Post Picture 1

I put together this whimsical outfit with a FREE soft yellow dress by antielle. which I found on the marketplace. It might be new to some of you as it hasn’t been blogged in a while, but some time back, Tiana Omizu showed the dress HERE. It’s a lovely mesh little number in a soft yellow and all the standard sizes. But we all know that a dress is just a dress unless you add the right details. Accessorize!

To add my fantasy feel to this dress I donned this amazing Coral Witch Headress in gold (there are five colors in the Marketplace pack) from Aii ~ The Ugly and the Beautiful. The 5-pack of colors is only 10L and these headresses are modifiable as well!

My Earcuffs are by PoshTale and are a FREE Marketplace gift. These are colorchange with three color choices. I went with the gold, but you could chose red or blue. They fit perfectly over human shaped ears to add an elven and fantasy feel.

Hair – Magika – Now
Dress – antielle. Marin Magique Sunny! Gift (0L/FREE on the Marketplace/ First shown HERE by Tiana Omizu)
Earcuffs – PoshTale – Eru EarCuffs (0L/FREE on the Marketplace)
Horns – Aii ~ The Ugly and the Beautiful – Coral Witch Headress 5 pack – gold shown (10L on the Marketplace)

Pose by Poet’s Heart

Sim Location – Telrunya – Forest of Dreams

Accessories Day Post Picture 2

Sometimes roleplay or fantasies go a bit darker… for those days (or nights!) I found a great one stop shop for you. Tabou! Here you can pick up three group gifts sure to make for some steamy fantasy roleplay. Currently the Tabou Group is FREE to join and you can pick up this blindfold, septum nose piercing and bracelet as FREE gifts. I did edit the bracelet by moving it up to make an armlet, as it’s modifiable. So if you have a bit of editing skills, I imagine you could make it into an anklet or other versatile piece!

Head – LeLutka – Stella w/ Glam Affair Base Applier hud
Hair – Exile – Temptation Waits
Bra – {Luxuria} Naughty Rose in Black
Blind Fold – Tabou – Blind Love – Bloody (0L/FREE Group Gift/Free to Join Group)
Septum Piercing – Tabou – Bublles septum – copper (0L/FREE Group Gift/Free to Join Group)
Armlet – Tabou – My Holiday Hand (0L/FREE Group Gift/Free to Join Group)

Pose by Kirin

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I’ve always thought that Greek and Romanesque roleplay looked lovely and inviting. The feel of it to me is divine! I put on a simple silk as my base, but that is never enough to give you the proper look. To get the look I wanted, I finished off this silk with two great accessories from two amazing stores.

First, stop by Luas Urban Style. My Owl Jewel Set is a FREE lucky letter board available to Luas group members. The group is FREE to join. It includes the necklace and earrings shown above, as well as a ring (not shown).

I picked up the bold Gadhra Metals necklace from Salt & Pepper. It is their most recent group gift. The gift is FREE with group membership. The group is 100L to join but the frequent, quality gifts make it well worth joining. This was a set which included matching earrings as well (not shown), and the set is also color change for several metal choices.

Head – LeLutka – Stella w/ Glam Affair Base Applier hud
Hair – Truth – Leticia
Outfit – Soedara – Venustas Togulae 2 in White
Short Neclace – Salt & Pepper Group Gift – Gadhra Metals (0L/FREE gift to Group Members/100L to Join the Group)
Long Necklace & Earrings – Luas Urban Style – Owl Jewel Set (0L/FREE Group Lucky Letter Board/FREE to Join the Group)

Pose by Lorien

Accessories Day Post Picture 4

Sometimes we all need something a little whimsical and innocent. Remember when the tooth-fairy was real and we still believed in unicorns? I love this FREE February Group gift from [MUSE] NSP Florals. The little Unicorn Daisy is sweet as can be. The group is 75L to join, but with great monthly offers like this, it is worth the investment.

Head – LeLutka – Stella w/ Glam Affair Base Applier hud
Hair – Magika – Almonds
Horn – [MUSE] – Unicorn Daisy (0L/FREE Gift to Group Members/75L to Join the Group)

Pose by Lorien

Accessories Day Post Picture 5

To wrap up, we all have our wild side! I began my look by picking out this outfit called Antiope by Sweet Lies from the Marketplace. It is only 59L and modifiable for an easy fit. It has a feel that is perfect for lots of roleplay settings, which I love!

To give it a finishing touch, I added another Marketplace item: a 1L gift from Old World — this Medieval Fish Bone Necklace. The Necklace has all the terrific details we know and love Old World for, and for the sweet little price of 1L, it is a terrific touch to finish off a wild look.

Head – LeLutka – Stella w/ Glam Affair Base Applier hud
Hair – Exile – One Way or Another
Outfit – Sweet Lies – Antiope Brown Outfit (59L on the Marketplace)
Necklace – Old World – Medieval Necklace Fish Bone (1L on the Marketplace)

Pose by NRage Studios

Sim Location – Mysts of Eyr

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing (in all pictures)…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight

Astrids Signature


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Silks and a New Face Save the Faery Queen

When I was a child I was terrified of the tooth-fairy — and of fairies in general actually. I remember other children dressing up as fairy princesses for Halloween, and all I could think of was how deceived they all were! Fairies were horrible, malevolent creatures that stole your teeth and made you stay a child forever! (Wasn’t that what Tinkerbell did to Peter Pan?!) I could certainly think of nothing worse!

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In fact, my fear of fairies never really went away until I became an adult. And interestingly enough… it turned from fear to something akin to a malevolent dislike. I saw them as creatures of deceit and even in lore, they really are.

In traditional Irish Lore, the word “Faerie” comes from the word “fay,” which is related directly to the Fates — and some believed they were women who influenced and overlooked the births and lives of men… and not always in very nice ways (obviously). Those who upset the fair folk, were said to be doomed to suffer eternal bad luck unless they made it right by the fairy they had had the misfortune of angering.

But fairies, of course, come in many shapes and sizes… and can be good or evil (though even both the good and the bad can be equally capricious according to ancient lore) and in the traditional lore all fairies were very powerful.

So is it any great surprise, that so many in Second life would wish to recreate the magical look of the fair folk for themselves? I think not! And this week, I give you a chance to do it without having to steal from the winged ones themselves!

The first thing you need is the outfit I am wearing. Because no self-respecting Queen of the Fairies would be caught without first-rate attire! So head to ~Soedara! Once there, join the group (don’t worry it’s FREE) and look for the teleport to the gift area.

There are actually quite a few very nice gifts in ~Soedara!‘s FREE area, but the one I picked up for my look in these pictures is called the Precious Haifa Silk. When you enter the FREE area, you’ll find the gifts in Vendors. You must wear the ~Soedara! group tag to get the vendors to work. You do have to pay the vendors 1L to get your items, but they will immediately refund your 1L back to you — thus making your item a FREE gift. You may find yourself there for a while going through all the choices! There are many beautiful gifts to be had!

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And if a picture is worth a thousand words and the eyes are the window to the soul… then your last stop should definitely be New Faces skin store for their FREE gifts. New Faces seems to be a secret saved among friends and it’s one worth sharing. The group is FREE to join and there are currently three FREE group gifts available. I am wearing their current gift skin called Lorna as well as this beautiful eye make-up called Erotica (there are several shades in the make up pack but I chose blue) and both are currently up in the store as FREE gifts. She has all the appliers you need if you use mesh bodies and attachments and at very reasonable prices.

One of the things that really impresses me about New Faces is the detail put into the realism of the skins. These are not “Barbie Doll” skins. Though her line is still small compared to some of the larger more well known designers, she has a couple of ethnic skins available, and many of her skins feature (purposeful) ‘flaws’ such as moles or irregularities on the bodies (such as tiny vein markings and/or bone shadows). There are other realistic details on the bodies that are just too many too mention.

I spoke to the designer myself a few months ago (long before I was a FabFree blogger for her to have any reason to treat me as just another customer) and she mentioned that she is considering a men’s line at some point in the future (so cross your fingers gentlemen!). I can’t say enough about her with regards to customer service and courtesy. Hands down she was helpful, polite, and personable. And there were others in the store, and I watched her treat each of them with the same courtesy. I look for this lady to be up and coming!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) got this magical look by wearing…

Skin – New Faces Lorna (Free Group Gift/0L to Join)

Make Up – New Faces Erotica Make-up (Free Group Gift/0L to Join)

Eyes – Ikon Hope Eyes – Starfall

Hands and Feet – Slink

Silks – ~Soedara~ Precious Haifa Silk (Free Group Gift/0L to Join)

Wings – Faeline Fairy Wings – Sachiko (snow)

Poses by !Bang

Sim – No Limits – Garden of Whimsy

Signature use 320 size


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Priestess for a day….

I love the Egyptian culture, especially their history. If any of you have ever perved my profile in SL, you will even see that in RL, I have a tattoo of my own Egyptian cartouche, which happens to be of my name.  That tattoo also has a cat in it, another of my loves. So I was super excited to show you all this post today, as it contains both of these 🙂

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The Tales of Fantasy event just opened up this weekend, and I decided to head over and take a look. The moment I saw the Sekhmet gacha from Sweet Lies Designs, I knew I had to play it. At L$50 a play, you get the chance of winning either the rare texture change mask, or one of 4 collar and sceptre sets.  I have pretty good luck with gachas, and won the mask on my first try, and as I liked all of collar and sceptre sets, I was content enough to just play one more time, and ended up with set #3. As quickly as possible, I put my look together, feeling like a priestess of Sekhmet, if not Sekhmet herself, and headed over to the Ancient Egypt/Amarna sim, and spent the day pretending that it was 2014BC instead of 2014AD.

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Sekhmet Mask, Collar & Scepter - Sweet Lies Original jpg

I have included a picture of the gacha board so that you can see the differences between the different collar sets. Now, I did notice that the collar I got, while it says it is the #3, has blue and white stones, instead of the red and white like the picture, so I have sent a notecard to Hadarah Steamer, the owner and designer of Sweet Lies, to let her know of the difference. Either way, I think I am going to be walking around the grid as a priestess of Sekhmet for as long as possible…well, at least until I start putting together my next look for all you lovely readers 🙂

Edit : I received a reply from Hadarah, and she has fixed the items in the gacha. So if any of you fab readers tried the gacha and got the same set I did with the miscoloured stones, do not hesitate to send her a notecard about it. I love when a designer reponds so quickly to a sent notecard or IM. Thank you so much Hadarah!

So, until then…TTFN!


What is Calle showing you…

Mask – Sweet Lies Designs –  Sekhmet Mask RARE (L$50 per play gacha @ Tales of Fantasy)
Collar and Sceptre – Sweet Lies Designs – Sekhmet Collar & Scepter –  3 COMMON (L$50 per play gacha @ Tales of Fantasy)
Robe – ~Soedara~ Simple Toga {Khaki}
Shoes – Pure Poison – Gladia Sandals – Gold
Tattoo – Letis Tattoo :: Theia :: MM14010 
SLink foot Tattoo – Letis  Tattoo : HUD Slink Feet : Butterflies Lilies : FEET (L$1 on Marketplace)
Hair – Exile::Blown Away
Skin – Curio – :GP: Honey [Dark] Jasmine-Pure 2
Eyes –  IKON Promise Eyes – Silverleaf(right) & Fjord(left)
Hands and Feet – SLink

Pose – **Poseway** – Ylenia_1

Location – Ancient Egypt/Amarna

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A beautiful little fool

Thank you so much Moonbeam Korra who helped me edit this photo! Click to visit her Flickr page!

I’m back from my weekend away! And I can tell you I cannot wait to get back into C88 and grab some more pretty things. But this is an outfit I had planned out before I went away. Whilst the dress isn’t free, it sure is a good price! In case you weren’t aware, everything at C88 is either 88L, 188L or 288L and the dress is 188L$. I couldn’t resist, it was just so glamorous and sophisticated. But on to the free things!

Toxic Bish keeps all their past group gifts out for you to pick up. My lipstick is one of several in a pack and is free to pick up if you wear the group tag! Don’t worry, the group is free to join and there’s also a discount area, lucky chairs and midnight manias for you to jump on whilst you’re visiting! The pack of lipsticks has lots of varieties from nudes to pinks to reds to browns and each has a pretty, glossy sheen.

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I’ve mentioned Lazuri in my ‘Don’t be Rhuude’ post but also upstairs in their discount/group gift section is this pretty set of autumn earrings which I thought matched the multi-strand necklace wonderfully!

And finally, my shoes are a freebie from Blackburns on the marketplace. They do many cheap and free shoes there and I always come running whenever I need some cheap shoes for an outfit at the last minute!

Hope you all had a great weekend!

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The free

Skin: Birdy – brooke (Group gift)

Necklace: Lazuri – multi-strand necklace (Group gift)

Earrings: Lazuri – Sienna earrings (Group gift)

Shoes: Blackburns – Angel heels (free)

Lipstick: Toxic Bish – Group gift lips makeup (Group gift)

Ring: Amberdragon designs – Moi et toi ring (Free)

 

The not-so-free

Hair: Truth – Candy

Dress: Ison – Dazzle gown (C88)

Forehead jewel: Soedara – Elegant stone Bindi