Well, I meant to blog about the re-release of the Lacie skins at LAQ as Glow skins a while ago now, but life has been rather hectic over the past week. (Just thinking about how crazy things were is making me tired again!) Better late than never, though, right? 🙂
The Lacie skins are available in four skintones, and each skintone comes with eight makeups. You get two versions of each makeup: bald, and hairbase for wearing with certain hairstyles. There’s a lot of pretty details on Lacie, but the part I love about this particular skin most are her eyes: she has deep set eyes that are framed by nicely done brows that aren’t too thick or too thin, but just right.
Anyway, enough talk… let’s just get on to the pics 😀
You can click on the images above to see (much) larger versions of them on my flickr stream. Visit the Laqroki sim (Laqroki 154, 67, 23) to try demos of the skins.
On a side note, I never thought I’d see the day where I’d drop over 1k on a single pair of shoes in SL. Ever. But omg, I did! I splurged on a pair of Maitreya Gold shoes and I am 100% free of buyer’s remorse. These shoes boast prim toes/feet and the designers included skin presets/notes so that you can match them to most major designer skins. They’re fabulous so I *had* to show them in one of my pics 😀 ❤
Other credits… >> in the milky tone image
Hair – LAQ Claudia
Top – fri.day basic cami
Shorts – fri.day denim shorts
>> in the fair tone image:
Hair – Exile Voodoo
Dress – LeeZu freebie
Shoes – Maitreya Gold Salience
>> in the peach tone image:
Hair – 69 Q.B.
Jacket – Aoharu Black short jean jacket
Bikini – Last Call Yelena gold bikini
Tattoo – Aitui Fuse
Jeans – Gearshift Maverick jeans
>> in the nougat tone image:
Hair – LAQ Imani
Top – Last Call Tatienne lacy shirt
Bag – =E.M.A.=
Mallory Cowen of LAQ (a.k.a. Laqroki) has released her latest installment in the Glow Skins series. Say hello to the beautiful Jessica 🙂 Glow Jessica skins come in four different skintones. For each skintone, you get a pack of eight makeups. For each makeup, you get two brow color options, blonde and brown.
And now, on to the pics! I’ll refrain from writing too much, and will just let the pics do the talking. Larger versions of these images are on my flickrstream, and there will be NSFW pics after the cut:
I’ll admit, the most important thing for me in a skin is the face and so that’s almost always what I focus on, but the skins in the Glow line deserve a look from head to toe. NSFW pics to follow after the cut…
Kouse’s Sanctum has a gown out named Cyrenia, and when I saw the gowns I was particularly drawn to the jewel-toned ones. Kouse has actually made the Cyrenia in fifteen colors (amethyst, blush, champagne, dawn, forest, ice, lilac, magenta, midnight, midnight gold, mint, ruby, ocean, sapphire, snow) but I’m just going to feature three colors in this post: amethyst, magenta, and ruby.
Here’s the amethyst version:
This is the magenta version. I wanted to show the movement of the gown, too:
My favorite color is a deep, rich red, or an almost blood-red, and Kouse captured that with her ruby version of the Cyrenia gown:
Included with every gown is a jeweled veil. The gems are actually scripted so that you can change the gem texture; in the image below I’ve showcased the amethyst, citrine, sapphire, zoicite (you can click on the images to view larger versions on my flickrstream):
Here’s the entire list of gem textures that the veils come with: amethyst, ametrine, aquamarine, canary, citrine, diamond, emerald, ruby, sapphire, zoicite, and onyx. Please note, the veils are no modify but you can reposition them. I chose to wear my September hair from Laqroki to go with the veils, since the long parted bangs show off the forehead area nicely, and the long, flowing length of the style goes nicely with the romantic feel of the gowns.
I wanted to take my pics in a location appropriate for this kind of dress, so I’d headed to the Taure Ru sim. Ends up you can’t really see Taure Ru in my pics, lol, because of the way I ended up cropping them. Oh, well! If you haven’t been there, though, you should pay a visit! It’s pretty 🙂 Just be sure to read their rules for visiting and dress appropriately; the rules are not a long read nor are they difficult to adhere to.
Skin – Laqroki Kira
Hair – Laqroki September
Eyes – Exodi Twilight
Mon Amie cafe on the Omotesando sim has a really cute limited release called “Active Summer Girl”. It’s a collaboration between Amerie’s Naughty, Uw.st (Uncleweb Studio), and Kana-Na. The pictures below feature the Amerie’s Naughty S&S T-dress, and the Uw.st Giselle hair in Angel shine&mesh pink.
The hair is copy/mod, and the dress comes with two options for the top half: you can wear the prim version, or the non-prim version. This allows you to opt for the body-hugging, snug look or the more blouson look of the prim version.
To see a sample of what the Kana-Na limited edition skin looks like, you can visit Amika Jewell’s flickrstream… or, just visit Mon Amie and check out the free demos. ^_^
When I saw the dress and hair, it immediately make me think, “Ooooh KEWT!” and I knew I wanted to play around with this look a lot! I ended up putting together a short, silly dance music video with a song that’s been stuck in my head for the past couple of weeks. Most of it was shot at Photon Pink’s sim. I pretty much fell in love with Photon’s sim! It’s whimsical and crazy colorful, and should be on your list of places to visit if you haven’t already been there.
Anyway, here’s my vid 😀
Periquita Wrap me up Dolly (Crazy Barbie Pink)
In video: Pink Fuel Raine skin (older group gift, no longer available)
In images: Rockberry skin (Bunny Hop Hunt freebie)
Pink Fuel Star Lollipop
Poetic Color Eyes (Bunny Hop Hunt freebie)
Poses in first image by Mela’s
I was going to save this post for tonight, but, surprise! If you are one of the people who had the foresight to join the fri.day update group while it was still in open enrollment, then you can already get onto the sim! I personally haven’t visited the sim yet, I’ll probably go tonight after I’m done with real life work and stuff. But! Before I flit off into the busy day, I’m going to get my fri.day post out 🙂
It became readily apparent from the moment I opened the review pack that the designers at fri.day understand that women in SL want clothing basics that come with loads of options. It was all building block type clothing pieces — cardigan, cami/tank, trousers, shorts, pumps, flats, tee. Just the cardigan alone came with three different sleeve options (long, rolled, and scrunched) and on two layers (jacket and shirt). To help you get started, they also include styling notecards with pictures that show examples of how their clothing may be worn.
The piece that grabbed my attention almost immediately were the basic denim shorts. The texturing is nicely done, but what really impressed me were the cuff prims — the texture on them looks really good, and the sculpts are excellent. I’ve had other shorts in the past where the prims don’t really adhere to my avi’s thigh shape, but these fit very nicely. The little loop on the side adds interesting detail.
One of the great things about having basic pieces, of course, is their inherent versatility. You can take the different clothing articles and then it’s up to you, your imagination, and your inventory of accessories as to what sorts of looks you’ll put together. I wore the cami with the cardigan, trousers, and flats to make up a low-key outfit that’s appropriate for maybe a business meeting, and then wore it by itself with the shorts for a casual low-prim look.
In addition to a clothing line that features boatloads of wearability options, fri.day also offers hairstyles. The review pack came with a sculpted updo named Allison. I chose to wear it in the Jealous Red color because I liked the name :p To complete my redhead look, I busted out my Laqroki April skin. (The hair in the picture with lots of cleavage is a freebie from Truth :p )
Gogo posted some nice pictures of the pumps and flats offered by fri.day, which you can see here. I’m liking the shape and texture of the flats a lot so I’m probably going to check them out and see what other colors they’re available in. As for the pumps, Roslin Petion of 5th & Oxford said it best on plurk; she pointed out how the arch and height on the side of the shoe are well-crafted and make for a classy high heel! So much so that it boggles her mind, lol. ^_^
See you at fri.day on Friday! 😀
Skin – Laqroki April
Hair – Truth Jess, Laqroki Radiant F02
Eyes – Exodi Twilight
Navel piercing – Mela’s
Necklace – Sable Rose Jewelry
Glasses – Nea-ban
All pictures were shot at the beautiful Alirium Gardens.
I’ve been somewhat remiss about blogging this past week due to a busy first life and just general tiredness, but now I’m ready to pick up where I left off! I’ve got a bunch of stuff I’m really wanting to share on my blog, and topping my list are more delicious skimpy things from Annyka Bekkers of Blowpop.
Blowpop’s Felice is one smoking hot little number that may be worn either as a cami and panties set, or as a slinky, snug slipdress. It was pretty much love at first sight for me when I saw the shading, highlighting, and creases in the texturing on these pieces. They’re designed in such a way so that your curves are given some extra oomph — few dresses will make your av’s butt look this good, lol. I was particularly impressed with how Annyka made the leopard print pattern on the textures line up at the seam along the waist for the slipdress; the spots line up perfect so that you forget that it’s actually composed of two separate clothing layers.
The skirt prim panels for the slipdress are among the best I’ve seen, too. The hem of the dress features a scalloped lace edge (also present along the waistband of the panties). Normally this sort of thing would take me at least a couple minutes of editing to get prims fitted juuuuuust right, but after a mere 10 second edit the prims merged with the pants/underpants layer textures perfectly, almost as if they were meant for me ❤
Leg-baring, cleavage-revealing body-hugging slipdresses like this almost always make me think of Elizabeth Taylor in some of her scenes in her bedroom from Cat On A Hot Tin Roof. So naturally I had to bust out my short, dark, wavy Linda hairstyle from Truth and snap pics in my SL bedroom 😀 My bed is from Instinct and what’s great about it is that it has lots of lounging about, chilling out types of poses.
Felice comes in a range of rich colors just waiting for you to eat up:
Another one of my Blowpop acquisitions is the Jolene set in the scarlet color. The stockings are purchased separately and come in different levels of sheerness. Jolene is everything a girl could want in lingerie; cute, sexy, pretty, and delicate are all words that come to mind when I take a moment to admire it. ^_^ How can you resist stuff like this? You can’t! :p
Skin – Laqroki Kira
Hair – Truth Linda, 69 Nina
Eyes – Exodi Twilight