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Vogel Swimwear

I’ve blogged about Schrottvogel Wei of SJA Customboards in the past — twice, to be exact. I’m a fan of his swimwear, so I was pleased to find out that the new shop called Vogel that was being set up at Juicy Del Mar is actually his latest venture. I really don’t blog much these days because my SL has become really busy, but I couldn’t let the opening of his new store pass by without sharing the news with the few people who read here. ^_^

You can view larger versions of the following images on my flickrstream if you’re one of my contacts (add me and I’ll reciprocate ^^).

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Vogel’s bikinis come in a wide variety of vibrant colors, interesting patterns, and eye-catching designs.  Seriously, he’s made a lot!  Featured in this post are some of my favorites.  ❤

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And once again, I’m extremely appreciative of the fact that they manage to straddle that fence between cute and sexy.  The tie strings on the sides look hot, and the cut of the bikini bottoms is such that you’re adequately covered up; no bits or pubes hanging out!  (I really hate when that happens o.o)

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You can find these and more at Vogel, located on Juicy Del Mar (Juicy Del Mar 95, 206, 25).

Other items I’m wearing:  Skins by Laqroki, M&R Cupcakes, and Gala.  Hair by Laqroki, Muism, and artilleri.  Eyes by Mela’s and Simtropia.

September 10, 2008 Posted by | Fashion | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

SJA Customboards

One of the nice things about Second Life is that you can indulge a bit of escapist fun. (Pardon my penchant for stating the obvious. 😀 ) So while RL weather temperatures may have been plummeting for a lot of SL residents within the past couple of months, we can all still hit the sun, sand, and surf in SL… and as with all things, we try to do so with a bit of style.

A couple of days ago my friend Sahra showed me a cute blue bikini, and I promptly asked where she’d bought it. Turns out her friend Schrottvogel Wei, who owns SJA Customboards, is now designing swimwear as well. Long story short: I asked to join his update group, and ended up with four of his new bikinis, one of which (the blue one) is a freebie. Yay!

He’s got a total of eight designs up right now, all of which are currently priced at an affordable L$100 (aside from the freebie). He passed the freebie to me along with his red “scull” bikini, after which I visited his shop and picked up the pink “hibiskus” and white “turtle” sets as well (additional credits and SLURLs are at the end of this post):

They are all string-tie bikinis, and I like how Schrottvogel added shading to all of the string parts to give it a more realistic look, the texture doesn’t just sit flatly on your avi’s skin. He’s also placed some nipple shading on the bikini tops — the degree to which the nipple shading shows is dependent on the color of the bikini. While the nipples were more pronounced on the blue and red sets, they were much more subtle on the white set and barely discernible on the pink set.

I have a huge pet peeve when it comes to bikinis: I hate, hate, HATE when I blow something to the tune of L$200 on a bikini/swimsuit, only to find that it does not cover my avi’s nether regions adequately. I’m happy to report that this is not an issue with these bikinis. While they are definitely sexy, what with the the string portion between the breasts and the ties at the hips, back, and neck, they are not crotch-and-ass-baring skanky. Your kitty and tush are all nicely covered up… well, maybe a very slight amount of crack shows but it’s not stripperific-type exposure. 🙂

My biggest praise for these bikinis is over the layering options. Tattoo users, rejoice! Schrottvogel has thoughtfully put these on every possible layer: jacket, shirt, undershirt, pants, and underpants. I love when designers do that!

You can check out the surfboards and swimwear by SJA Customboards at Hedonistic Isle. While you’re at it, don’t forget to grab your freebie!

What I’m wearing…

1st image: Hair – BP*, more summer pony; Eyes – Simtropia, brown deep; Bikini – SJA Customboards, Pink “Hibiskus”; Necklace – Aitui, Tapa Necklace; Flower – Aitui, Fresh Plumeria /White/; Tattoo – The Body Politik, Tribal Arm; Manicure – RaC, No. 04; Body shape – Mela’s, pink lady; Skin – RaC, Sofia

2nd image (featuring the freebie bikini): Hair – BP* more summer pony; Eyes – Simtropia, brown deep; Sunglasses – Nea-Ban, Wayfarer; Skin – RaC, Trisha; Tattoo – Aitui, The Birds Dance; Piercings** – Zipz, eyebrow light metal spike micro twisted + nose titanium curved barbell + lip linked double light titanium captive steel rings; Bikini – SJA Customboards, Bikini Blue “SJA Logo”; Manicure – RaC, No. 04; Pedicure – RaC, No. 04; Slippers – KK Outfitters, Kickers Flippers Women’s Blue
** Piercings were originally three separate sets; modified and linked by myself to accommodate lack of sufficient facial attachment points.

3rd image: Hair – BP* more summer pony; Eyes – Simtropia, brown deep; Skin – RaC, Trisha; Tattoo – Aitui, The Birds Dance; Piercings** – Zipz, eyebrow light metal spike micro twisted + nose titanium curved barbell + lip linked double light titanium captive steel rings; Bikini – SJA Customboards, Bikini Red “Scull”; Manicure – RaC, No. 04
** Piercings were originally three separate sets; modified and linked by myself to accommodate lack of sufficient facial attachment points.

4th image: Hair – BP*, more summer pony; Eyes – Simtropia, brown deep; Bikini – SJA Customboards, White “Turtle”; Piercings** – Zipz, eyebrow light metal spike micro twisted + nose titanium curved barbell + lip linked double light titanium captive steel rings;
Tattoo – The Body Politik, Asian Shoulder; Body shape – Mela’s, pink lady; Skin – RaC, Sofia

November 29, 2007 Posted by | Fashion | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments