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My new Nyte ‘n’ Day dress

Ever since I got the Valentine’s Day dollarbie tanks and undies set from Nyte ‘n’ Day I have been meaning to go back and treat myself to new clothes. Everything there looks really good and I like the prices there because I am very strict about limiting my spending in SL.

I found this in the “New” section of the store and it came in several colors but of course I chose blue!

nyte 'n' day

nyte 'n' day 2

Nyte ‘n’ Day: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Couture%20Isle/119/252/22

Hair is from ETD, skin is from Dutch Touch, shoes are from Tricolore, manicure is made by Sin Skins but it was free at the L word sim and you can tint it, and pose is from Juicy.

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February 26, 2008 Posted by | Fashion | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

D!FF Isometric Dresses

I think I’m starting to notice a pattern in my shopping habits:

I like cute dresses.
I tend to favor the shops that have the kinds of prices that make it super easy for me to justify buying lots of stuff in one helping (i.e., ❤ Cupcakes, Fireflies, D!FF, Magnolia, just to name a few).
The more versatile the item is, the better.

D!FF’s new Isometric Dress, which comes in three color combinations, happily fulfills all these criteria. ^^

D!FF Isometric Dresses

Clicking on the above image should take you to the flickr page where you can view a larger version.

The flexi-prim skirts have been given a flattering shape and the hem length is instant cuteness. The tops are provided on both the shirt and jacket layer, making it easy for you to mix things up with other items in your inventory and thus attain your own individual look.

The design of the dress is simple enough so that it lends itself to a variety of different looks, while the vibrant colors and the pattern keep things visually interesting and fun. Just add the right hairstyles, shoes, and other accessories, and you can go from a look that’s appropriate for a day at the park or the zoo, to a smart looking get-up for visiting the art museum. (Yay for coming up with scenarios for your clothes while playing dress-up ^_^ )

Read on after the cut for details and SLURLs for the three looks in the image above…

February 22, 2008 Posted by | Fashion | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lingerie by Carnal

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):

carnal lilac camisole

carnal moscou

carnal venise guepiere

carnal vienne

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:

1st image: Lingerie – Carnal, Lilac Camisole; Skin – RaC, Trisha smoky; Eyes – Simtropia, stone deep; Lashes – RaC, Black flirty; Hair – ETD, Phoebe ebony faded; Shoes – Maitreya, Grace Pearl

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

January 15, 2008 Posted by | Fashion, RL | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Fireflies

There’s a new kid on the block at La Reina, the sim where my store is located! Okay, not a literal “kid” but rather, a store called Fireflies. I’d never heard of it before, but I’ve since made myself quite familiar with it. :p

Aside from the fact that the dresses at Fireflies all come from the same designer, Novella Voom, there is a common denominator shared by all of the clothes offered there that strikes you immediately: they are all sexy. Provocatively sexy; elegantly sexy; sweetly sexy… I’m sure I could come up with several other adjectives ending with the “-ly” suffix but I think you get the point.

The textures are beautifully done, too. My favorite from Fireflies, the Scarlet, is a flirty red dress that seems to shimmer, and the clever highlighting and shading on the shirt layer makes it look as if the dress is reflecting light. Then there’s the sheer and lacy Isobel dress with it’s use of clean alpha, which you can take advantage of by wearing yet more lacy underthings; or if you want to be truly daring, just wear the dress by itself and let it show off that lovely skin of yours. ^_^

Here are several of the dresses that my friends Wilma Delgado and Gorgeous Yongho and I picked up while browsing the shop (clicking the images will take you to their respective flickr pages where you can view a larger size; credits and SLURLs are at the end of the post):

Fireflies Scarlet

Fireflies Isobel black

Fireflies Isobel red

Fireflies Isobel white

Fireflies Vivienne

Fireflies Eden

Fireflies Krystal

Fireflies LeiLei

Fireflies Romy

I should mention that everything in this store is very affordable. In fact, the last four dresses shown above are all just L$1 each; last time I checked, there were six of these “dollarbie” dresses available.

To see these dresses for yourself, visit Fireflies, located on the boardwalk at La Reina.

What we’re wearing:

1st image: Dress – Fireflies, Scarlet; Hair – Kin, Ash black; Lashes – RaC, Black flirty; Eyes – Simtropia, brown deep; Skin – RaC, Trisha smoky; Manicure – RaC, Manicure 04; Earrings – Paper Couture, Paillette earrings black and red; Bracelets – Amaretto, black bangles (freebie); Shoes – Shiny Things, Signature Slingbacks red / Jewelry worn with long version: Earrings – Caroline’s Jewelry, Eva Gold Hoop Earrings; Bracelets – Caroline’s Jewelry, Gold Flexi Bangles from the 3 Flexi Bracelets-Gentle Sway set

2nd – 4th images: Dresses – Fireflies, Isobel in black, red, and white; Hair – Kin, Ash black; Lashes – RaC, Black flirty; Eyes – Simtropia, brown deep; Skin – RaC, Trisha smoky; Manicure – RaC, Manicure 04 / worn in full-length shots of black version: Lingerie set – Insolence, Clara Black Satin; Shoes – Armidi Gisaci, Dalia Pump black

5th image: Dress – Fireflies, Vivienne; Hair – ETD, Marisela nickel burnt; Skin – RaC, Tasha smoky; Shoes – Shiny Things, Spring Stilettos black; Jewelry – Appetite & Eve Jewellery [Serendipity Studios], Victoriana Diamond Encrusted Pearl necklace, earrings, and ring

6th image: Dress – Fireflies, Eden; Hair – Kin, Amaunet white; Eyes – Nomine, Orbital 4; Skin – Sin Skins, Etheria Crinaeae (blue/aqua); Manicure – RaC, Manicure 11; Choker – Curious Kitties (accessories), Strap Choker; Neko ears – Hybrid, Sculpty Neko smooth fur; Neko tail – Hybrid, Basic Neko Tail; Piercings** – Zipz, eyebrow light metal spike micro twisted + nose titanium curved barbell + lip linked double light titanium captive steel rings; Tattoos – The Body Politik, Tribal Armband; Stockings – Curious Kitties, Fishnet & PVC Stockings; Boots – sf design, hi tuff black small boots; Bracelets – Cake, 80s pop bracelet
** Piercings were originally three separate sets; modified and linked by myself to accommodate lack of sufficient facial attachment points.

7th image: Dress – Fireflies, Krystal; Skin – Minnu Model Skins, Pale SkinGloss Rain; Hair – ETD, Katherine platinum; Shoes – Periquita Shoes, Black Toe Lolita; Necklace – GRANDMA!, wood-necklace (Y)

8th image:  Dress – Fireflies, LeiLei; Hair – Celestial Studios, Annie May II espresso; Lashes – RaC, Black flirty; Eyes – Simtropia, brown deep; Skin – RaC, Trisha smoky; Manicure – RaC, Manicure 02; Earrings – Paper Couture, Chinese Lantern Earring pearl; Shoes – Shiny Things, Ballet Flats classic pearl

9th image:  Dress – Fireflies, Romy; Hair – ETD, Naomi black; Eyes – Simtropia, gray light; Skin – Soda, fiona beta (group preview freebie); Manicure – RaC, Manicure 02; Body Shape – Mela’s, upcoming release; Leggings – Girlie, black leggings; Shoes – Shiny Things, Wood wedge platforms black/black; Bracelets – Caroline’s Jewelry, Black Rubber Bracelets

January 2, 2008 Posted by | Fashion | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments