Guys, if you’re hunting for a sexy Valentine’s Day gift for your girl, then here’s a shop you might want to check out.
While wandering around random sims a few days ago, I came across an empty shop that had a couple of images on the wall, pictures of female avs wearing lingerie. Long story short: turns out I was looking at the site of a future satellite shop for lingerie seller Carnal. Since I liked what I saw, I decided to take a look at Carnal’s main store in Aqua Pache.
The poster vendors throughout the store sell lingerie with copy/mod/no transfer permissions, but one of the first things you’ll notice when you arrive at the store is a small display with gift bags on it. The gift bags contain transferable versions of their lingerie; perfect for gift-giving!
Here are some of the pretties that I picked up (click on the images to view larger versions on flickr; credits and SLURLs are at the end of this post):
Everything I bought came on the undershirt and underpants layers only, and each set had some kind of prim adornments to go with it. My favorite item out of all my purchases is the lilac camisole set (in the first pic). The flexi-prim ribbon that rests over the torso and the lacy cups are sweet, but it’s the panties that really appealed to me; they’re sheer but they don’t give everything away since there’s a panel of lace that lays across the front of the crotch.
Turns out Carnal is actually a RL online business that has expanded into SL. If you like what your avi’s wearing and are perhaps a little jealous of her SL wardrobe, then you can treat yourself to the RL version of the lingerie by visiting Carnal Online. Other RL businesses looking to use SL as a promotional tool would do well to observe how Carnal has gone about this (*cough*ARMANI*cough*). I think a lot of RL businesses make the mistake of viewing their presences in SL as merely an advertising/promotional tool, and overlook the fact that the majority of residents in SL are looking for innovative and useful builds/products that actually involve them while they’re in-world. It looks like the folks at Carnal see their SL store as an extension of their business and as a result of their insight, they’re able to get more out of SL than some of the big name corporations we’ve seen come and go.
If you’d like to check out more of their SL offerings, visit Carnal’s store in the Aqua Pache sim.
What I’m wearing:
2nd image: Lingerie – Carnal, Moscou Full Cup; Skin – MM Skins, Pale SkinGloss Old HollyWood; Eyes – Sin Skins, Intense Ocean/Obsidian Eyes (blue); Hair – ETD, Flapper black; Shoes – Stiletto Moody, Pump black patent
3rd image: Lingerie – Carnal, Venise Guepiere; Skin – RaC, Trisha smoky; Eyes – Simtropia, brown deep; Lashes – RaC, Black flirty; Hair – ETD, Madeline II black; Shoes – Armidi, Dalia Pump black ; Manicure – RaC, Manicure 02
4th image: Lingerie – Carnal, Vienne Body; Skin – RaC, Trisha; Eyes – Simtropia, honey spot; Lashes – RaC, Black flirty; Hair – RaC Hair, Southfork black; Shoes – Maitreya, Slinky Stilettos Steel; Manicure – Skin Flicks, French Manicure
I think I’m particularly fond of items like coats and jackets and other winter-related clothing in SL simply because I never wear these types of clothes in RL. When I TP’d over to Skin Flicks to look for glove layer manicures (I got a French manicure from there when I first started SL and I really like it), my eyes inevitably wandered over to the clothing section where there were some coats and jackets prominently displayed.
Click the following images to view larger sizes on flickr. Credits and SLURLs are at the end of this post.
This first outfit is the Victoria Winter Sport Outfit. I definitely took note of this outfit first! The collar, upper arm sleeve puffs, glove cuffs, and pants legs are all made of sculpty prims; the lower part of the jacket is actually on the skirt layer. As you can see, there’s lots of brown on this outfit, and it’s nicely accented with a gold and white scoopneck shirt that’s mostly hidden except for the arms.
I really dug those puffs on the sleeves; they reminded me a little bit of those cute jackets sold at Tuli that I also like a lot. The pants get my seal of approval too, because of the flattering highlighting and folds that have been drawn onto the seat that will probably make any butt look nice.
The items that are on the system layers are not modifiable, but all of the prim parts are, and the whole thing is transferrable. (Wish I’d thought to look here during the holiday shopping season!)
I also picked up the Victoria Winter coat. The coat comes in black, pink, red, beige, and grey; it took me quite a while to decide what color to get before I decided on black. ^_^ I was pleased to discover that it can be worn in two lengths: there is a prim skirt for the longer version, and a system skirt layer for the shorter version. The skirt prims are flexi, while the collar, sleeve cuffs, and the tie above the waist are sculpties.
Another item I found was this cape from MNK Shop in the Americamura sim. (Gotta love these Japanese sims!) It was love at first sight, what with it’s cuteness, it’s pinkness, it’s fluffy puffy white furballs adorning the neck area, and frilly lacy layers underneath. Even the name given the cape is delicious — they dubbed it the “strawberry chocolate milk cape”.
It’s fun to watch the cape swish around your avi as you navigate about. The cape is almost completely made of prims, with flexiprims for the part that drapes down and sculpty prims for the shoulders and arms (there are two prims for each arm). It comes with a jacket layer item, too, to accommodate your avi’s movements.
MNK Shop has left a bunch of gifts lying around, too. I saw things like belts, a fur shawl, some free poses and an adorable fluffy cat-in-a-box hat. I couldn’t be arsed with taking pics of all of them except for my two favorite gifts, which were the hat and the poses. :p
What I’m wearing:
1st image: Jacket/pants/gloves ensemble – Skin Flicks, Victoria Winter Sports Outfit; Hair – ETD, Janine black; Earrings – Caroline’s Jewelry, Large Gold 3 Hoop Earrings; Skin – RaC, Trisha smoky; Eyes – Simtropia, brown deep; Shoes – Last Call Vamp, Liah chocolate (foot prims only); Sunglasses – PrimOptic, Vizion
2nd image: Coat – Skin Flicks, Victoria Winter Coat black (long version); Hair – RaC, Cherry black (upcoming release); Eyes – Simtropia, brown deep; Skin – RaC, Trisha smoky; Glasses – NeaBan, retro; Boots – Insolence, Charlotte; Hosiery – Blaze, black; Earrings – Celestial Studios, Lulu color change earrings; Manicure – RaC, Manicure 04
3rd image: Coat – Skin Flicks, Victoria Winter Coat black (short version); Hair – Armidi, Ginza midnight; Skin – RaC, Trisha smoky; Eyes – Simtropia, brown deep; Earrings – Celestial Studio, Lulu color change earrings; Jeans – Maitreya, Raw Jeans (these are not available at Maitreya’s main location at GlamWorld but it is still for sale in-world at the Bali Hai location, or you can buy it on OnRez); Boots – SF Design, red suede boots (foot prims only); Sunglasses – NeaBan, aviators; Manicure – RaC, Manicure 04
4th, 5th, and 6th images: Cape – MNK Shop, strawberry milk chocolate cape; Hair – ETD, Chalissa II; Lashes – RaC, black flirty; Skin – RaC, Trisha; Shirt – <3 Cupcakes, White Lacy Shirt; Jeans – Tres Blah, feeling blue jeans; Boots – SF Design, pink suede boots; Manicure – RaC, Manicure 02