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Rashguards at SJA Customboards

I blogged about Schrottvogel Wei’s new line of bikinis at SJA Customboards just a few weeks ago; if you haven’t visited his store yet then now’s a great time to do so because he’s just set out more goodies, this time in the form of really pretty short-sleeved rashguards.

The new rashguards are colored to coordinate very nicely with SJA Customboard’s existing inventory of bikinis, which is good news for you freebie hunters: remember that free blue bikini? Well, now you can get your hands on a matching blue rashguard, also for free.

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Vogel sent me several review copies of the rashguards a few days ago, and I liked them so much that I IM’d him a few times to ask when were they going to be available in his stores. Call me a pest but I was eager to grab the rest of the colors. :p

Rashguards at SJACustomboards

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The first thing that caught my eye about these are the colors and prints. The hues are vibrant and fun, and as I mentioned above they go perfect with the bikinis I bought previously. I also really like these rashguards because Vogel has imbued them with a good measure of realism. They appear to have a snug fit but not without looking like they’re stiff and/or literally painted on. The shading and highlights around the breasts, clavicle, and the shoulder blades is very nicely done, and I especially liked the gentle shading that runs along the spine. He’s put creases on the material in all the right places — they appear alongside the torso, between the breasts, and around the armpit juncture, just like you’d see on the real thing. There’s also some light nipple shading on these just as there’d been with the bikinis, and once again the shading is more apparent on certain colors (white, red, and black) than on others.

The rashguards come on the jacket layer, so if you’re a tattoo enthusiast you can still wear your tats on the shirt and undershirt layers and catch those massive winter waves in style. 😀

You can pick these up at SJA Customboards in Chi. And while you’re at it, don’t forget to grab the free blue one!

Additional info:   Skin – RaC, Tasha; Body Shape – Mela’s, forthcoming release; Eyes – Simtropia, brown deep; Hair – /artilleri/, dayna v2 *pink blonde*; Tattoos – Red Ruin, Live Fast Die Young Tattoo Sleeve; Bracelets – Cake, 80’s Pop Bracelet

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December 14, 2007 Posted by | Fashion | , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Have you been Naughty or Nice?

Gogo has just released two sets of super-cute poses that are sassy, fun… and practically free!

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One set of poses has been dubbed “Nice” and the other “Naughty”, and in each of them you’ll find six copyable poses. These are a real steal right now; each set is going for only L$1. Hurry, though! When the new year rolls in, so will these poses… roll back to regular price, that is.

Head over to Juicy to grab the Naughty set, then hop on over next door to La Reina to grab the Nice set. The sets are contained in giant ornaments that you *can’t* miss, they’re quite huge:

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Additional info:

Skin – RaC Tasha; Body Shape – Mela’s, upcoming release; Eyes – Simtropia, brown deep; Hair – /artilleri/, dayna v2 *pink blonde*; Glasses – /artilleri/, gladys glasses *black*; Earrings – /artilleri/, cherry earrings (I think these might be discontinued); Shirt – /artilleri/, Dallas cherries; Jeans – Tres Blah, feeling blue jeans; Bracelets – Cake, 80’s Pop Bracelet; Manicure – Rac, Manicure No. 04; Shoes – KK Outfitters, Lo-Top Kool Kicks (women’s black); Tattoos – Red Ruin, Live Fast Die Young Tattoo Sleeve; Belly Piercing – Purple Rose Jewelry, Silver Ball Belly Bone

December 12, 2007 Posted by | Fashion, Poses | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

More goodies at D!ff

I found out that there were some newer items at D!ff so I ran over a couple of days ago to check their store out. Cute stuff! I picked up a couple of sweaters that have these great sexy necklines, a couple of funky plaid print pants (say that phrase with me really fast three times in a row, hehe :p ) and a blue version of that bra’d cami I fell in love with the first time I hit their store. (Credits/SLURLs for the remainder of the items worn are at the end of the post.)

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I was happy to find that the girls decided to put their excellent cami, now in a pretty blue color, in two versions: with and without the bra peeking out over the top. Personally, one of the things that drew me to the cami in the first place is the bra but that does tend to limit your layering options a bit, if you are into the whole mix-and-match thing. The braless version’s neckline, unfortunately, was cut just a bit too low at the neckline for me to use — I don’t want my avi’s nips showing so I put a white long-sleeve shirt under it for this pic.

The plaid black jeans are going to get a lot of usage, I just know it. When I first picked these up I hadn’t realized just how well they’d end up going with a lot of my tops and T-shirts. Maybe it’s the soft, used-jeans quality of the texture as well as the coloring. One thing to note about these jeans, they are not modifiable, so be prepared to commit to that exact degree of leg flare as shown in the picture above.

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If you were to ask me what my favorite item is this time around at D!ff, I’d have to say it’s the Glitterold Stripe*d Sweater. I love tops that have 3/4 sleeves, as well as blouses that have scoop necks, and what do you know, this sweater features both. ^_^ A perfect amount of cleavage shows, and the prim flower that sits at the neckline draws attention to it. Mhmm, sexy!

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Speaking of sexy, the Tintable Softe*d Sweater has a V-neck that plunges all the way down to the sternum, baring lots of cleavage. It comes with a couple of prim ribbons that you can either attach to the corner of the neckline, where it will draw attention to your cleavage just in case anyone may have missed it :p or you can opt for the ribbon that attaches to your left hip instead.

Paired with the sweater in the pictures above is the Red Plai*d Skull Capri. This was a true impulse purchase for me; red is my favorite color and I really dug that skull on the left thigh, and the girls price their clothing so reasonably it’s easy to just keep clicking on the Pay option of the right-click wheel. I’ve a feeling these pants are going to get paired up almost exclusively with my collection of shoes from KK Outfitters and my Hybrid neko ears & tail; they all just go together very nicely.

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Going back to that Tintable Softe*d Sweater — yay for tintable clothes! I’d just picked up this black flower skirt from Kurotsubaki’s location in the neighboring sim and this sweater turned out to be a perfect match once I’d tinted it a shade similar to that of the flowers along the side of the skirt. I’d debated whether or not to make the outfit look a little more demure; layering another blouse under the sweater (since it’s on the jacket layer) would have done the trick.

You can find these items at D!ff, located in the Juicy sim.

What I’m wearing…

1st image: Hair – ETD, Kizzy black; Eyes – Simtropia, brown deep; Skin – RaC, Trisha; Tattoos – Red Ruin, Live Fast Die Young Tattoo Sleeve; Glasses – Nea-Ban, Retro Standard scripted; Choker – Curious Kitties (accessories), Standard Black Strap Choker; Manicure – RaC, Manicure No 11; Bracelets – Caroline’s Jewelry, 3 Flexi Bracelets Gentle Sway black; Camisole – D!FF, Navy Bra*d Cami; Jeans – D!FF, Phunky Black Plai*d Jeans; Shoes – KK Outfitters, Lo-Top Kool Kicks Women’s Black
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Camisole – D!FF, Navy Braless*d Cami; Shirt – RaC, Plain Longsleeve Shirt White (from men’s clothing line)

2nd image: Hair – Truth, Amy Jane black; Eyes – Simtropia, brown deep; Skin – RaC, Trisha; Glasses – NeaBan, Retro Standard Scripted; Sweater – D!FF, Glitterold Stripe*d Sweater; Jeans – D!FF, Blue-ee Darke*d Jeans

3rd and 4th images: Hair – ETD, Brittany black; Eyes – Simtropia, brown deep; Skin – RaC, Trisha; Glasses – NeaBan, Retro Standard Scripted; Manicure – RaC, Manicure No 11; Top – D!FF, Tintable Softe*d Sweater (ribbon at chest or hips); Capris – D!FF, Red Plai*d Skull Capri; Shoes – KK Outfitters, Lo-Top Kool Kicks Women’s Black

5th image: Hair – ETD, Brittany black; Eyes – Simtropia, brown deep; Skin – RaC, Trisha; Glasses – NeaBan, Retro Standard Scripted; Manicure – RaC, Manicure No 11; Top – D!FF, Tintable Softe*d Sweater; Skirt – Kurotsubaki, black flower skirt

December 1, 2007 Posted by | Fashion | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cherry Girl outfit

I liked the outfit I used in the video, here are the details ^_^

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Hair – BP*, micky dango
Skin – RaC, Trisha
Eyes – simtropia, brown deep
Glasses – Nea-Ban, Retro Standard (scripted)
**Eyebrow piercing – Zipz, light metal spike micro twisted
**Nose piercing – Zipz, titanium curved barbell
**Lip piercing – Zipz, linked double light titanium captive steel rings
Earrings – artilleri, cherry earrings
Choker – Curiou Kitties, standard black strap choker
Tattoos – Red Ruin, Live Fast Die Young tattoo sleeves
Dress – artilleri, midnite moment black
Socks – Celestial Studios, Lulu tube socks darkred
Shoes – KK Outfitters, women’s Lo-Tops Kool Kicks in red

** Piercings linked together by myself since I was running out of attachment points on my face.

September 13, 2007 Posted by | Fashion | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment