So, I spend my time in Second Life a couple different ways... There's a lot of exploring. There's a lot of getting into trouble too but that's a story for a different blog maybe. I have a bad habit of keeping pretty much every notecard, LM or spam I get when I arrive someplace so my inventory is a horrible hot mess. Totally disorganized.
So, sometimes I'll just start clicking through my landmark folder and look for something interesting. Somehow along the way I landed at .::Silenced::..
Loved it... really, and so happy to meet designer Silent Acoustic. I have a LOT to show you from this cool little boutique but just a teaser for today.
It's the textures... I mean, you know me, I LOVE looking at a nicely textured bit of clothing... cuts, styling and whatever is OF COURSE important, but a good outfit can be ruined by a boring fabric. Tattoos, skins, casual, undies... it's all there... it looks like she even does some custom photography.
For today's look I'm wearing the Sport Tank in pink, but there's more colors to choose from and I LOVE the Playboy panties... REALLY cute and lots of colors there too.
The Wonderland tattoo is really really gorgeous... available for now at least on jacket, shirt and tshirt layers, Silent promises some new tattoo layer updates are on the way! There is a little bit of a seam along the backs of the arms but I don't think it distracts from this really gorgeous work.
If you've never been, DEFINITELY check out Silenced... I can't wait to see what's next
I love My Pinkie Skull... awesome textures, the cutest clubwear and all from the busy brain of Tatyana Ultsch.
...and this will be my very last post about it.
Nooo, not anything bad, I promise. It's just that !MPS! (the exclamation points make the My Pinkie Skull folders really easy to search for in your inventory, by the way. Awesome.) will now be Insanya.
Me, personally, I can't wait. MPS has been one of my fave go-to places lately for sexy skirts and daring club stuffs. I think it's exciting when a shop makes some changes. I mean, there are places I love, designers who consistently release items that if I don't buy outright I'll at least teleport back every few days to moon over some cute top or awesome boots or whatever. Why would I want them to change?
Because I love it when THEY want to change. The best designers in Second Life are always looking in new directions. It's all about experimentation.
Then, of course we, the fans and consumers, get to enjoy the ride.
So, yah, this is the last My Pinkie Skull post on Purely Visual.
Loving the Criminosa Skirt from MPS (ahem, I looked it up. Criminosa is Portuguese for 'criminal'. So I guess I can say I'm smarter now than I was at the beginning of this post). Resize scripts, really cool little prim parts and pouches along the belt, and a dangerously flirty skirt with dangling strappies for that little rave you want to go to this weekend. Also from MPS is the Ripped Stockings and Socks Set'... lots of options with this one, with 10 I'm pretty sure options mixing up knee socks with nylons with short socks with both with either... whew! I've been abusing the socks set lately just because it's sooo versatile.
Tatyana does tattoos too, that little heart there is from a group gift and NO I won't show you the rest of it. (the arm tattoos are from K&L... I got it on XStreet but the LM for an inworld location doesn't seem to work :-( )
The tshirt is from Primitive Design, a great shop for some nicely textured punk sexy looks and accessories. Primmy socks from SOUP (they're called 'I Love Sneakers' and I love SOUP for it's sheer cuteness.
So here we are... the last post for MPS... I can't wait to see what Insanya has in store for us!
I've left both LMs below, Insanya SHOULD be online today sometime but of course we'll need the servers to cooperate, yes?
oooo check out this badass schmexy new look from DV8. CYBERJAMMER!
It's pretty cool methinks. Roller Derby Girl of the future! Well of COURSE I'm a fan! Even had the chance to party with one or two of some of our own Windy City Rollers ("Skate and let die, but leave a really HOT corpse.")Awesome awesome....
Anyway, enough of that. DV8 designatrix Vasha Martinek just dropped this really hawt look and I'm in love (again). The latexy texture really works, and the colors range from glowy outrageous to more subdued, muted shades. The little skull bellyring and matching belt are pretty cool. There's the really fun shoulder, elbow and kneepads for to protect your sexxy, bruised badass self and then of course there are the skates!
Ohhh yesss, you can get skates for this too! comeplete with skating animation to scoot around the track! All that's missing is a helmet but this is really a cool look from DV8.
On ANOTHER note, how cool is this?! Purely Visual got some press! Totally flattered that Essence of Style included me in their October issues. Even better to be listed with Achariya, Strange Pixels and In Cold Bloods (all of whom are in my faves!).
Halloween is coming, and this year we get a whole weekend to celebrate it so if you haven't started looking for something in the way of a costume then "shame on you!" I know I'VE started looking.
Of course, if you follow Purely Visual at all, you might be thinking "it's ALWAYS Halloween on this blog!" Ya, kinda. So maybe for October I'll add a little orange to my pictures. Too late for today's tho.
I've been playing with some different looks for Halloween Weekend 2010, and I happened to find this totally AWESOME lace babydoll from SOUP the other day. Mixed with the Dark Jester skin from Nightshade Designs (totally still, STILL one of my favorite skins EVAH!) and the Surreal hair in Angelhair from Bishwear this is a lovely gothic ensemble.
From everything like the lace details in the top to the prim resizable garters... There's a cute prim bow up the front too and what can I say but this is my new favorite piece of lingerie in my inventory.
Had a little break from Second Life lately... technical difficulties.
I won't dwell. It wasn't THAT bad really. Breaks are good. Actually, I rather prefer the 'true death' of my computer to the horrible, laggy, messy stress fest of watching it slowwwwwwwlllllllyyyyyy slipping away.
It died. A new (used) computer takes it's place. The whole circle of life thing.
ANYWAY... one thing that REALLY bothered me was not being able to get inworld to take photos. Ugh... so much cool newness in SL lately and I wasn't even able to get it to rez. Well, that was before. This is now.
And THIS is some new sexiness from My Pinkie Skull designer Tatyana Ultsch and Roots designer Ruth Quan.
Let's start with !MPS!, yes?
I stumbled on this shop a few months back actually. I think I was looking for some clubwear. I can't remember. Anyway, let's just say I found what I was looking for and then proceeded to snap up just about everything I could. Today we're looking at the 'Not Your Hun' leather mini. Very schmexxy... lovely textures. I really like this skirt; the prim panel and little bows are super easy to adjust and the cut is... ummm... well, very flattering. Tatyana does some really lovely things with her textures, from the super real leather on 'Not Your Hun' to the almost touchable fabric on her 'See Me' tops. It's easy to go nuts on the !MPS! shelves too coz the prices are SOOOO reasonable. Seriously, you can wander the store and just right click and buy at random and you'll find something gorgeously textured and beautifully done without depleting your precious precious $L. Not Your Hun comes in multiple colors (I got one in black and one in pink) and See Me has some choices as far as graphics and neckline options (now I wish I'd taken more pictures... hmm... I'll have to work some of the others into upcoming posts).
Love that skirt with Ruth Quan's '00C10031 Corset', another really nice piece I've collected recently. Ok, admittedly I'm not in love with the name, but whatever, it's totally hot.
Soooo, maybe not something for that 'casual' look you're putting together... but DEFINITELY very sexy and isn't Sweetest Day coming up?
(insert greeting card diatribe here)
Whatever, the point is there's SOMEONE out there who would LOVE to see you in this top. I've visited Roots a few times now and there's always something new and interesting to see. Ruth's textures are definitely unique and her cuts are cute and sexy. I think there's a few things for the boys there too actually.
So, whether it's Sweetest Day or Halloween or whatever your clubbing plan might be for October, you should definitely make time for !My Pinkie Skull! and Roots to put that perfect look together.
No, not a fashion post... sorrryy all. I have a backlog that I simply MUST get to but there's a secret drama unfolding as we speak involving a dead old computer and a donated lovely but severely inefficient computer that just can't handle SL...
Basically, it's the graphics card at this point... VERY important and unfortunately just a little outside my budget at the moment. Ugh...
Ok, so just a few days out of my budget I guess... the plan is to be back in SL soon at FULL POWER so I can share and enjoy SL with all of you again.
The pic? Oh, just a fun sort of umm... mixed media? Is that what this is? It sounds right anyway. It started with a face shot in SL and ended with a mouthful of fangs I stole from some monstrous deep sea demon I found on google.
LOVE YOU ALL. Readers, designers.. all you SL artists and art lovers... I miss you all but I'll be back soon.
Love LOVE loving this new outfit from Goth1c0 designer and owner Keishii Roo. I don't know even where to begin... honestly, I'm so totally excited for this I can't even sit still to type! Seriously.
Just, wow, I think the pictures really tell the story, but this new piece of classic gothic sexiness is really lovely. From the amazingly detailed texture satin lace on the bodice and front to the just perfect laces along the back. This is just some lovely work. Available in many lovely colors, the red just spoke to me.
Also, I really have to comment on one of my new fave skin shops, Vive 9, which is unfortunately sort of on hiatus I guess. The skin is called Po, and I'm really REALLY looking forward to Vive 9's upcoming revamp. Watch this one, seriously.
The hair is from Amrita, but I can't seem to find them anywhere in SL anymore...hmmm.