Oh, this is just awesome... and something new to love from Moonshine Design and Shelly Toonie.
Fracture... one of Shelly's latest (that's just ONE of Shelly's latest, there's been TONS of new stuff hitting the racks of Moonshine lately) and most definitely one of my favorite new tops. With a very sexy cut and some really nice detailing in the fabric, Fracture is a hot, very versatile look that works as a casual punky top or part of something maybe a little more gothic. Oh, seriously, just ask the werewolves that sort of surrounded me the other day while I explored Bentham Forest(oh, the sweetest creatures you'll ever meet, believe me).
There's two versions of the top, one with the lovely sun design and one without... it's a nice top that looks gorgeous both ways, but for me personally I love the design version.
Shelly continues to make some really nice and current designs that are still so very Moonshine. I love an artist with a voice of their own, and if you're looking for an interesting, eclectic, and very well made line of versatile looks, then Moonshine Design definitely deserves your time.
Oh, geez it's so good to be back, and just in time for Halloween too!
That was really bothering me when I was sick, ugh. Seriously, how could I miss one of my favorite holidays, especially in my favorite of favorite virtual worlds.
Of course, to talk about Gauze's latest releases, I first need to share a bit about the Deader Than You Tour. It's sort of a hunt, kinda, but with a little twist. With contributors like Sn@tch and Nomine, as well as designers like DV8, Silent Sparrow, Otaku, of COURSE Gauze, and many more.... Basically, you follow the tour, purchase something that catches your eye, collect the bats and trade them in for new coolness from some of the more awesome gothic and dark designers in SL.
Anyway, so Yukio Ida of Gauze is of course there, and his contribution to the hunt is this lovely Ageha skin. Ageha means "swallowtail butterfly" in Japanese, and this really haunting skin features some interesting detail work in the makeup that evokes this very eastern image. There's two options for this skin, one with lip makeup and one without basically, but the most important thing is that IT'S ONLY AVAILABLE DURING THE TOUR. Now, Yukio Ida has been doing some really beautiful stuff with his latest skin releases, so if you're interested in collection some gorgeous pieces from Yuki's fantastic portfolio, I'd definitely explore the tour. Oh, and then there's Nephra!
Gauze has a small but slowly growing hair section that you simply must check out, but his latest, Nephra, is available for FREE right now (jus' til November 1st tho')in Yuki's in a special Halloween color pack... Um, I'm not going to give away any exact locations, but there's definitely blood involved.
Nephra is a maddening, messy, flexi pigtail look that absolutely completed today's look. Yuki really does lovely work on his hair, from the texturing to it's natural movement, and not to mention the really fantastic styles he's managed to create.
Anyway, this being the time of treats, you should definitely treat yourself to these goodies from Gauze.
Okay, so I've been really sick. Ugh, maybe not H1N1 sick, but sick yus... Haven't even logged into SL for a WEEK! Actually, I HAD to log in coz I had a tier payment due (xoxoxo to patient and understanding landlords!!) Well, that PLUS I mean, well, honestly, the blogs a little dusty.
I'll spare all the gory sicko details, but I will say that couches are really boring places, at least when you're awake and trying to focus on reruns of Friends through an antihistamine fog. Yay for long naps and fuzzy bathrobes. Yay for room mates that make chicken soup and boil water for hot tea.
I don't know, maybe it WAS the horrible Swine Flu... I didn't go to the doctor tho' to find out. I KNOW I KNOW, totally irresponsible of me, BUT, seriously, I HATE doctors. No one can ever hit my veins right when they draw blood, it's always cold there... whatever, so yus I have a laundry list of reasons WHY I didn't go.
Whatever, it's all pretty much over I think. The thing that REALLY bothered me though was all the outfits backing up for me to share with you. Seriously, between semi-blackouts and catching up on Californication there was that little voice in my head saying 'geeeez, ya really need to get bloggin' girl!'
So here I am, catching up, and first on the list is two outfits from Boingo. Bezo Abrazo and Cobra, specifically. Yes, they've been out for a couple weeks now at least but I really wanted to show these to you. Jeela Juran of Boingo has really done some lovely work lately, especially with this awesome distressed leather texture she's created. If I'd had more time, and this was a novella length blog, I could really go deeper into the giant number of variations you can create with both outfits, with different tops and layers as well as skirt options or pants. These are really sexxxy looks with a real fantasy feel.
More than that, Jeela has an interesting eye for lines and design, making these not only very interesting to look at, but truly original offerings. These are a LOT of fun, seriously, and the lovely leather texturing I think goes a little above some of the other leather out there.