it’s never too early

it’s never too early, in my humble opinion, to start thinking about halloween…

10.07.2012

i love christmas, i love easter, i love my birthday (yes, my birthday *totally* is a holiday, tyvm).. but there’s just *something* about halloween that really tickles my fancy. it’s been the holiday i look most forward too all year ever since i was a little kid. i love dressing up, i love scary ghost stories, the candy isn’t bad ;)… it’s just fun. and figuring out costumes in my sl as well as my rl is just as exciting!

bff vivi && i both absolutely fell in love with these gatcha skins from pxl released earlier this week. each face is something different and the variations range from super spooky to pretty and whimsical. but these two skull-versions, mine as more of a hollow skeleton face and vivi’s as an absolutely stunning sugar skull, really inspired us both~

10.07.2012

we dressed in lovely, frilly dresses.. both from violent seduction. both ensembles are a little older, but awesome nevertheless. i’ve been a *total* mesh convert ever since it went grid-wide, but there are some things that mesh just cannot do yet. and tiered fabrics, with movement and frills and delicate flexible lace pieces are something that just wouldn’t look as nice in mesh. and these dresses are a nice example of how newer doesn’t always necessarily mean better.

10.07.2012

plus they both really give our looks a whole… sylvia ji kind of vibe, which is something both vivienne and i adore. her paintings are in an aesthetic i really subscribe to — beautiful, mysterious, and just a little bit on the creepy side. and her focus on gorgeous ladies with faces painted like they’re straight out of a dia de los muertos celebration make her art unique and fan-fucking-tastic. i think vivienne here emulates sylvia ji’s art in a rather accurate way… and her entire look would not have come about had it not been for these skins!

these skins are only *99L* per try && are transfer, so you can trade extras around with your friends. i was incredibly lucky when trying this gatcha — the two times i took a dip, i got the two skins i was really wanting.

…which reminds me.. i’ve another look coming soon with my second skin from this set. i can’t deny how excited halloween makes me and starting this early in the month on working on costumes is *never* a bad thing, i promise!

get the looks yourself:
on vixxie (light hair) ::
skin; pxl kate in damned
hair; wasabi pills veronica in seafoam
eyes; insufferable dastard creature of the night in colorless
piercings; hod tv piercing 1
dress; violent seduction lenore in death
stockings; blowpop seamed fishnet tights in black rip
boots; gos desire ankle boots in black
nails; mandala milky nails in gaga black

on vivienne tailleur (dark hair) ::
skin; pxl kate in muerte
hair; elikatira unfold in black 04
eyes; insufferable dastard tortured eyes in blue
lip color; pididdle i have a secret
dress/stockings; violent seduction muse in death
jewelry; donna flora opera skull set
boots; g field short lace-up boots in black
nails; candy nail eternal darkness

poses; glitterati

shades of gray

not *fifty*, but just a few. ;P

09.23.2012

so! bff vivi && i raced to g field the other day when we saw these new beth ankle booties released. and we both, once we stopped drooling all over the demos, snagged ’em in gray and black. we could not resist playin’ dress up with them and thus… these looks were born.

these boots are *so* great for fall — which the weather for me in my rl is lookin’ more and more like autumn — and they’re designed to perfection. the laces, metal && soles are all color-change no matter which color of boot you pick up.. and the overall shape and texturing on these is just wonderful.

09.23.2012

the booties were also released with a set of floral-patterned tights (which are set out @ the ridiculously affordable price of just *50L* per color!) which vivienne is wearing here in the black-and-gray combo. and this look she put together here, with a longer tunic (from villena) and leggings and boots all works together in a trendy, but casual outfit. comfy, but still cute!

09.23.2012

i decided to take the boots in a different direction — dressing them “up” a little bit with lots o’ layers. a short-sleeved lace cami (from sn@tch) underneath a cropped mesh top i grabbed from ison… and i, too, am wearin’ tights (from izzie’s) with my shorter pencil-style skirt from mon tissu.

and, because we’re best friends && it’s just what we do, we’re both wearing pink and purple versions of the necklaces by maxi gossamer from the arcade gatcha event. mine was actually a gift from vivi (making it even more special, d’aww ❤) and provided not only a nice pop of color amidst all the black and gray, but also gives a best friends necklace effect.

and yes, you’re all welcome to “aawww~!” with me. ;D

get the looks yourself:
on vixxie (blonde hair) ::
skin; pink fuel alena honey in classic
hair; elikatira studio in blonde 02 (sale going on right now!)
tattoo; vestigium oracle of life
eyes; insufferable dastard secret window eyes in blue/gray
piercings; hod agony
undershirt; sn@tch shannon lace tee
top; ison draped crop tee in black
skirt; mon tissu westbury mini in charcoal
stockings; izzie’s patterned tights in abstract zebra
belt; maitreya old leather belt in black
boots; g field wedge bootie beth in black
necklace; mg @ the arcade candy love heart in purple
nails; virtual insanity fall 2012 square nails
cuff; amorous samsara in silver

on vivienne tailleur (black hair) ::
skin; glam affair leah in light
hair; magika faint
eyes; insufferable dastard @ the arcade colorful contacts in purple-pink flair
lip color; pididdle lost my keys
piercings 1; hod tv piercing 3
piercings 2; cobrahive gauged 04
top; villena black mesh tunic
leggings; g field tights in rose monochrome
boots; g field wedge booties beth in ash
necklace; mg @ the arcade candy love heart in hot pink
nails; love soul @ the arcade prim nails classy in blue

poses; glitterati
location; chouchou

urban succubus

platform stilettos + a li’l black dress + bat-like head wings…

03.23.2012

equals a simplistic but super sexy “demoness” vixxie! \o/

the main components of the look i’ve got on today (shoes, dress, stockings, necklace && hair) are all *new* and are things i’ve accumulated in the last few days. luckily for me, when i was trying it all on, it just worked and i ended up with something… *succubus* inspired~

i can’t seem to get dressed in world anymore without wearing at least something in mesh. and today, i’ve got *two* bits of mesh on — the hair, in an *amazing* new dip-dyed color pack, from magika (that i hope sticks around for even more new releases, i love this blonde/pink/blue combo *so hard*) && this sleek, sexy dress which is one of the latest releases from cold logic. both are fantastic, in construction && in textures, and i love the shape this dress gives me!

03.23.2012

the necklace i’ve got on today, with all those gorgeous hot pink stones, is a new release from amorous — one of my absolute favorites for pretty, intricate pieces of jewelry. in my last post, i wore the wooden version of the bangles and rings included in this set, but the necklace is like… big, yummy && draws the eyes right there.. if you know what i mean. 😉 and!! there *might* be a really awesome reason(!!) to stop there in the next few days if you’ve never been…

and these shoes… from n-core… are like sex on stilts, for reals. i do believe these are the highest heels i now own && i absolutely love them. i’m actually wearing the black pair, believe it or not, but almost every part of the shoe are color change (minus the area that’s still black), which includes the heel, the straps, the platform, the heel cap && the sole. and i could not resist going for bright pink — especially since it not only tied in the color of my jewelry, but also the back-of-the-calf detail on the stockings i’m wearing, from onyx wear (and can i just say how much i *love* this idea? the pink cross is fabulous && it gives me a reason to shoot my behind!).

i added some head wings from illusions, some *new* color-change nails from virtual insanity && some lipstick from pididdle just to darken up my makeup.. and… voila. i’m channeling some sort of sexy human-demon hybrid, but i am totally okay with that!

get the look yourself:
skin; pink fuel elly chai in spellbound
hair; magika dare
tattoo sleeves; vestigium skull half sleeves
tattoo wrists; hod fallen wrist tattoo
eyes; insufferable dastard @ grunge soul project intense eyes in green
lip color; pididdle i have a secret
lashes; lelutka curl lashes
freckles; l.fauna extra freckles
wings; illusions demon headwings
piercings; hod silentium
dress; cold logic savage in black
stockings; onyx wear aktiv nylons in black cross
heels; n-core emporium in pure black
bracelet; hod nothing’s bracelet
nails; virtual insanity square nails in plain spring 2012
necklace; amorous aubade in kissed

location; district 8

my girls

/me sings off-key..

i guuesss youuu’d sayy, what can make me feel this way?
my giirrrlls~
talkin’ ’bout.. myyy gii~iirrlls!!

02.19.2012

cheesy songs aside ;p the two lovely ladies posin’ with me today are probably my favorites. in *either* life. of course, bff vivi should be familiar to anyone that’s read my blog before.. but let me introduce you to the gorgeous, dark haired girl with us! kystria aura is one of the sweetest, most *fun* people i’ve met to date in my slife && i’m very lucky to be able to call her a friend. and luckily for me, she was rather compliant about posing for a bloggity post with the bff && me!

02.19.2012

all three of us are wearing a version each of the super cute *mesh* balloon dresses/tops from aura. they were out for just *20L* @ the love gatcha event on amira, but are still available at the mainstore for some extra gatcha funsies. and since kystria has been mia for a li’l while in world, having an extra one of these dresses in my inventory was a nice way to introduce her to how mesh works, how it fits && how it moves.

and, it’s a testament to how versatile fashion can be — all three of us styled this top *completely* different without even trying. one as a sexy short dress, one more casual over jeans && one a li’l edgier with ripped up fishnets and boots! \o/

02.19.2012

thank you, kystria, for posing with us! it was lotsa fun~ ❤❤ i am sure this won’t be the last time you guys will be seeing her here on my blog either, no worries. 😉

get the looks yourself:
on vixxie (blonde hair) ::
skin; curio airhead petal in daze 1
hair; exile domino in stefani
tattoo; para designs pink rock
eyes; insufferable dastard brooding eyes
eye makeup; cstar leopard print in hot pink
lashes; lelutka curl lashes
teeth; pididdle teeth add on (past group gift)
piercings; hod parasitic
top; aura balloon dress in leopard pink
jeans; mon tissu lou lou denim in used
heels; n-core coquette platform in pink (hunt prize)
bracelet; primalot spring has sprung
nails; candy nail anniversary in pink
necklace; phresh forbidden crest necklace

on kystria aura (dark hair) ::
skin; damned alice medium in black shadow
hair; magika dara
tattoo arms; para designs sk8ter
tattoo chest; pekka tiny red star
eyes; insufferable dastard lightning strike
face tattoo; sorry asia plasties on face in black (store closed, creator is sorry.asia)
piercings face; annaa babee 02
piercings chest; ipoke morta
top; aura balloon dress in leopard green
stockings; blowpop seamed fishnet tights in black rip
boots; kizzy catfight boots
collar; blitzed legacy choker in black
gloves; sini style taped fist
nails; sexy mamas prim nails

on vivienne tailleur (red hair) ::
skin; aura helena paper in love notes (group gift)
hair; magika escape
tattoo; para designs memoirs of a geisha
eyes; insufferable dastard anime eyes
lashes; blah simplicity lashes
piercings; cobrahive gauged 04 && snake
top; aura balloon dress in tiger blue
heels; n-core ultra platform in noir intense
gloves; luck inc finger tapes w/ nails (dollarbie)
necklace; burroughs cupcake necklace

poses; magnifique (group) && glitterati (single)

the cuter side of zombies

the 6th edition of the zombie popcorn hunt kicked off on the first of the month.. and bff vivi && i have been slowly grabbin’ goodies from our favorite stores in the last few days. it’s been rather nice to wander into some of my fave places to peep new releases and then stumble upon a hunt prize in the process. it’s always awesome when my usual stores offer freebies!

but while typically, my favorite items in the zombie popcorn hunts have always been the gory.. the bloody… the dead && the decaying, this round.. there was a surprising amount of *cute* included. so vivienne && i decided to show off some of the more adorable things we snagged on this hunt rather than the bits more befitting of the hunt’s name. ;D

02.06.2012

the looks we put together, and even in the bit o’ redecoration of our living room, use lots of freebies courtesy of the hunt. the full list of stores, slurls && hints can be found right here if you’d like to see the rest of the participating brands.. ’cause while we’ve included a bunch here, there are even *more* prizes we didn’t show off. this hunt is always awesome — the prizes are never too terribly hard to find, the loot you get is always generous, and there was a nice mixture of my favorite stores && places unknown to me on the list.

02.06.2012

as far as what vivienne && i are wearing…

my hunt goodies include the top from koketka, the valentine’s day inspired suspenders from rezipsa loc, the pretty lavender-jeweled necklace from concrete flowers, the baby blue ‘n’ pink ballet flats from severed garden, the vibrant purple eyeshadow from kosh, the knuckle-wide rings from pididdle, the purple and green nails from virtual insanity && the gorgeous peach-colored *mesh* eyes from mayfly.

vivienne is wearing the hunt prize sweater from paper doll, the chained belt from loulou&co, a red and black version of the eye shadows from kosh, the glittery nails from izzie’s && the sunglasses/necklace combo from lutimez.

all the super cute phone-photo poses we’re using here are hunt prizes too, from what next!

but… well. this week, up until vday, is supposed to be nothin’ but lingerie… so i couldn’t resist snappin’ two more photos. one, of the hunt prize undies from damned that we both grabbed (as well as the tattoo you can see below that was hidden by vivi’s sweater, from vestigium, which is *also* a hunt gift!) so vivienne and i would still be participating in the 12 days of lingerie challenge, and two… of the home decor items we picked up while on the hunt too, cause having some li’l valentine-related decorations for *free* is just as nice as dressing yourself in an entire new outfit with just hunt goodies!

02.06.2012

the heart-shaped topiary, the painting and easel, the bottle of wine, the three sets of bird pictures, the candles && the vday the blocks and sign were *all* hunt prizes! \o/ lots && lots of nice-quality, easy-to-find freebies in this post… and if you haven’t gone huntin’ yet, you’ve got until the 15th to do so! it’s *seriously* worth it, take my word for it~

get the looks yourself:
on vixxie (purple hair) ::
skin; pink fuel elly chai in pure w/ juicy gloss in grape
hair; elikatira garden in color 02
tattoo; katatonik sakura storm tattoo sleeve
eyes; mayfly deep sky mesh eyes in rose blush (zombie popcorn hunt prize)
eye makeup; kosh flunk eyeshadow in ultra violet (zombie popcorn hunt prize)
piercings; hod silentium
top; koketka love girl top (zombie popcorn hunt prize)
jeans; fri.day classic jeans in evening
suspenders; rezipsa loc suspenders in vday black (zombie popcorn hunt prize)
shoes; severed garden ballet flats (zombie popcorn hunt prize)
necklace; concrete flowers emily necklace (zombie popcorn hunt prize)
rings; pididdle gawdy ring set (zombie popcorn hunt prize)
nails; virtual insanity pop ‘n’ gun nails (zombie popcorn hunt prize)
undies; damned heart panties in aqua (zombie popcorn hunt prize)

on vivienne tailleur (dark hair) ::
skin; ploom @ zombie popcorn lea cream in mwah
hair; ploom stevie
tattoo; vestigium dead ink (zombie popcorn hunt prize)
eyes; insufferable dastard snowfall eyes in green
eye makeup; kosh flunk eyeshadow in possessed (zombie popcorn hunt prize)
piercings; hod lure
top; paper.doll love me sweater in cherry (zombie popcorn hunt prize)
jeans; ricielli lia pants in blue
belt; loulou&co belt heart (zombie popcorn hunt prize)
shoes; elikatira flair flats in maroon/charcoal
necklace; lutimez pricetag sunglasses necklace (zombie popcorn hunt prize)
nails; izzie’s glitter nails (zombie popcorn hunt prize)
undies; damned heart panties in red (zombie popcorn hunt prize)

poses; what next (phone poses – zombie popcorn hunt prize) && glitterati
furniture; fucifino valentine blocks && letters (zombie popcorn hunt prize), dreamscapes art gallery valentine easel (zombie popcorn hunt prize), tatty soup love street pouf (zombie popcorn hunt prize — modded to just include the wine and candles, but there’s a seat with poses included too!), thistle put a bird on it wall hangings (zombie popcorn hunt prize)

skivvies

yeah, i’m in my skivvies. but it’s all gogo‘s fault, so you can blame her if you like! ;p

02.03.2012
click to see it larger @ flickr!

i’m also a day late to start the challenge, so i’m not sure if i’ll be able to keep up with twelve eleven whole days of lingerie… but it certainly was fun for this post! and thankfully, kyoot released some super sexy bras ‘n’ panties for stumblebum.. which were perfectly fitting for a post of undies~

02.03.2012
click to see it larger @ flickr!

other than the lingerie, i gotta say.. i’m not wearin’ much else! ahaha~ ;p but i decided to accessorize with some goodies from virtual insanity — both my ring && my nails are v/i. the kitteh ring matched *so* nicely, and the nails… really… it’s not often that i don’t wear nails (either prim or glove layer manicures!), but the ones from virtual insanity are some of my favorites. they’re always color-change, and with a *bunch* of textures to choose from on top of it, and they actually have some thickness to them to make them look more realistic. some of the prim nails i own are… thin, a li’l flat, but these are shaped more like actual fingernails. and they’re a nice length, too! not too short && not claw length either.

we’ll see if i can actually keep up with the undies until vday, i’d like to but lingerie is something i definitely own the least of. i suppose that gives me an excuse to do some underoo shopping though, eh? >D

get the look yourself:
skin; atomic @ tdr blue grace buff in red hot
hair; truth sophie in swedish
tattoo; para designs sailor jerry 3
eyes; insufferable dastard sparkle eyes in blue
lip color; pididdle don’t stop yet
lashes; miamai lesmakeups lashes 12
piercings; hod parasitic
lingerie; kyoot little ache lingerie in hot pink (stumblebum item!)
heels; mstyle rivea pumps in magenta
nails; virtual insanity snowing in paris nails
ring; virtual insanity cats love ring
necklace; mandala rushana

poses; magnifique

runway

one of my favorite stores for poses, olive juice, is closing. ;.; it makes me unbelievably sad to see my faves close! but at the very least, there *is* a sale going on to help && lessen the blow… so of course, i went and grabbed all the pose sets i’ve been wanting.

the one thing i’ve been needing an excuse to buy is the runway pose prop.. and the fact that the store is closing was definitely a reason to pick it up. so bff vivi && i (along with a very small audience!) decided to play around on it while showing off some of our cutest lingerie… in a vixxie’s secret kind of “runway show”, complete with a set each of the *new* sparkly fairy wings from epic… which made us totally look the part!

01.23.2012

i’m wearing a set of the *new* zicke lingerie from onyx wear.. which is soo cute && yet seriously sexy. super bright colors, lotsa different patterns to choose from, and some extra girly touches with the lace and bows made these an insta-fave for me. frank windlow does sexy pretty damn well, so it’s no surprise that these undies are hot.

01.23.2012

vivienne on the other hand is wearing some adorable lingerie from blah.. there is no denying that blah does cute like none other, and the li’l wide-eyed owls are insanely kawaii. the cut on the panties is so flattering, with enough of a peek of the tushie to still be sexy too!

01.23.2012

it was a lot of fun posing on the runway, with our friends braden && allarik who seemed all too eager to volunteer as the captivated audience (wonder why!), but i honestly think vivienne and i took it a bit too seriously.

after our first pass in one set of undies each, she && i hopped off the catwalk to change into a second set. but we got a little… catty while “backstage”, which i guess is par for the course when it comes to lingerie models, and when i took a bit too much time changing… vivi, i think, was kind of annoyed with me. and in turn, i got annoyed with her right back..

so when i stepped back out onto the runway and immediately slipped….

01.23.2012

..i instantly thought it was vivi that pushed me.

we exchanged some angrily whispered words as we passed each other, pausing to pose for our audience and casting irritated glances at one another, and when we both stopped to strike a fierce pose at the end of the runway, vivi got a li’l.. handsy.

01.23.2012

i may not be showing it there in my face, because clearly i am *such* a professional, but as vivi closed in to try && shove me off the end of the platform… by this point, i was seething. seething! she was trying to ruin my runway show!! i had to do something.

i mean, i was sure she was the reason why i slipped (even though now that i look back at the snaps, you can totes see she had nothing to do with it!), she then tried to push me in an epic pose battle at the end of the catwalk… my only recourse was to…

01.23.2012

*ahem*

..was to give a member of our audience quite the scare.

it happens from time to time, even between bffs, to have a bit of a.. tiff. we just get too competitive sometimes, and it’s understandable. don’t worry, we got over it *mighty* quick && were back to bein’ bffles in no time… but for a little bit there, vivi and i were rivals on the runway. at least it made for an exciting show, i’m sure!

get the looks yourself:
on vixxie (blonde hair) ::
skin; pink fuel elly chai in amazon
hair; elikatira quirky in blonde 04
tattoo; aitui aggression
eyes; insufferable dastard secret window eyes in blue/green
lip color; ae meth matte lip tint in pink
lashes; lelutka curl lashes
piercings; hod parasitic (face), om shanti (chest) && thrust (hips)
lingerie; onyx wear zicke lingerie in pink leopard && lime stripes (see more of the color choices here!)
heels; g field flower pumps eve in black
nails; virtual insanity cyber queen nails
wings; epic fairy sparkle wings in night

on vivienne tailleur (dark hair) ::
skin; laq olivia in peach (worn with the *freebie* skin lightener tattoo from chus)
hair; truth @ truth district evelyn in crow (50% off)
tattoo; para designs circus aquarium
eyes; insufferable dastard @ seasons gatcha winter snowfall eyes in blue/green
makeup; kyoot cateye in citrus 2
lip color; pididdle don’t stop yet
lashes; blah simplicity lashes
lingerie; blah my sweet lingerie in goodnight owl && apple of my eye
heels; n-core coquette
nails; mandala milky way nails in hawthorn red
necklace; primalot fairy dust necklace
wings; epic fairy sparkle wings in ruby

poses && prop; olive juice (closing sale!!)

01.23.2012

kiss me at midnight

new year’s eve!! \o/ it’s mid-afternoon, and yet the festivities seem to have been kicked off already…

12.31.2011

eehe~

bff vivi && i *really* stocked up on champagne this year. last year, we had two bottles and quite frankly… the bubbly ran out *long* before it came time to ring in the new year. but we’ve learned from our mistakes and we both made doubly sure there was enough champagne to last the evening. there’s gotta be at least a half dozen bottles scattered around our home, in buckets with lots o’ ice, just so we always have some on hand should someone like to make a toast once our friends arrive.

..even if we both keep sneaking sips of our own here and there. >.>

12.31.2011

and vivi more so than me, every single time i look at her.. her glass seems to be empty (when she’d only just refilled it!) && her face seems to be even more flushed. and i have seen her stumble a little in those super high heels *twice* now. /me squints her eyes at the bff

but it’s in the holiday spirit, i guess! and really, what’s it gonna hurt if vivi is a li’l extra tipsy before the party can even start? it might make things more fun that way — a drunken vivi is a sight to see, lemme tell ya~ and at least we both look super cute! 8D

we are both excited to start off the new year right.. with our friends around us, happily sloshed, watching that big glittery ball fall in times square nyc on the tele. good food, good company, good drink.. shall be an awesome time all around!

i wanted to take the time out today to say a couple things, before my head is filled with a million li’l bubbles. i wanted to wish everyone a very happy new year && i hope your 2012 starts off amazingly! i wanted to thank all you guys out there that have read my blog over this last year, i really do appreciate it very much. ❤❤ the awesome feedback i get is the reason why i keep blogging, you have no idea how far your kind words go and i thank you muchly for it! and i wanted to thank all the designers on our grid, that work so hard over the year to give us fantastic new releases && gifts… i hope you know how much your hard work is appreciated! *raises glass* here’s to 2012 being the best year yet, with lots of happiness and prosperity and new beginnings! cheers!

12.31.2011

get the looks yourself:
on vixxie (blonde) ::
skin; curio airhead petal in tease 1
hair; exile jenna in stefani
tattoo; para designs eclectic
eyes; insufferable dastard light sensitive v2 in ice
makeup; glamorize black candy eye makeup in sterling
lashes; lelutka curl lashes
lip color; pididdle don’t stop yet
piercings; hod eternal
dress; league sequin scoop dress in black
heels; n-core ultra platform in noir intense
bracelet; mandala milky way bracelet in hawthorn red
nails; mandala milky way nails in hawthorn red
necklace; mandala shaka necklace in red

on vivienne tailleur (brunette) ::
skin; ploom maia cream in blush
hair; lelutka awe in coalmine (subscribo gift)
eyes; insufferable dastard mirror eyes darker in hazel
dress; league vintage chiffon dress in old rose
boots; n-core eclipse in brown (group gift)
socks; kyoot lacey white knee socks
bracelets; league pearls && lace
necklace; league vintage clock necklace
nails; candy nail color french in pink

poses && champagne; glitterati

santa’s li’l helpers

it’s the day before christmas eve && i am *sure* santa could use all the help he can get! it’s probably hectic up there at the north pole with all the elves runnin’ around, trying to get absolutely everything done before the big day. do you think he’d let bff vivi && i help out?

12.23.2011

we’re obviously christmas-ready and willing to help in any way we can! i mean, nothing says “i’m here to help~” like fluffy white fur, short skirts && red panties… amirite? ;p

and lucky for us, there are a lot of christmasy freebies on the grid this year.. y’know.. to aid in makin’ us feel festive. vivienne && i are wearing a bunch of freebies from various stores in both of our holiday looks, in case you’re needin’ a xmas-outfit-on-a-budget.

12.23.2011

the short dress && hat with horns that vivi is wearing are both group gifts from epic. i always rave about the items from epic because they’re *always* nicely made && adorable, but joining the vip group is totes worth the fee. there’s a bunch of gifties for group members under the tree in the front of the store, vivi’s outfit included, and will pretty much dress you head-to-toe in christmas goodness in no time flat!

another good group to join is the group for vinyl cafe. the fee to join is tiny && the group gifts are frequent and generous. the boots i’m wearing here are a past group gift, that actually came with a bolero, dress && ear muffs as well. the *mesh* santa hat i’ve got on is a past group gift from insufferable dastard — yet another group with plentiful monthly gifts. the set of hats came in a bunch of colors, and each color came in plain, striped && patterned versions, and since it’s mesh.. means it fit perfectly right out of my inventory! another freebie i’m wearing, the holiday light string ’round my neck, is a hunt prize from blah. it comes with a couple static poses and isn’t so much a necklace of lights as it is a .. noose… of lights. but! it’s fitting for the time of year, at least? xD

oh, and the nose ring i’ve got on? *also* a freebie! it’s a hunt prize from hod so you know how excited it makes me. it’s not exactly super christmasy, but it’s freeeeee and it’s hod. you should go snag it while you can, because i said so.

*and!* there’s lots of holiday cheapies && full outfits out at sakide, which is where my panties and jacket set is from, and they’re all conveniently located in one building outside the main store. my outfit actually comes with a lot more pieces than just the two i’ve got on and there’s a ton of other christmas-y bits and pieces out at sakide. there are more costume-type outfits, or just cute separates that are fitting for the holiday in decoration or in color, and for the price you pay… it’s like one-stop shopping for holiday attire~

so there’s no excuse not to look festive if you’re celebrating christmas this year! freebies, cheapies && gifts galore out there on the grid. and who knows, the more christmasy you look.. perhaps santa will let you help him out, too! ;D

get the looks yourself:
on vixxie (blonde hair) ::
skin; curio airhead petal in daze 1
hair; elikatira soft in blonde 02
tattoo; garden of ku aphrodisia
eyes; insufferable dastard shine eyes v2 in blue/green basic
eye shadow; chelle glamorpuss in green
eye liner; boom liquid glaze in red
blush; mock winter rainbow collection blush in rushing (past group gift)
lashes; onyx wear feather black lashes
piercings 1; hod omega nose gauge (hunt prize)
piercings 2; cobrahive gauged 04
jacket && panties; sakide sexy santa’s helper in red
socks; fri.day ribbed calf socks in green
boots; vinyl cafe red winter booties (past group gift)
nails; rezipsa loc evergreen nails french
hat; insufferable dastard santa hat in red stripes (past group gift)
lights; blah christmas suicide (hunt prize)
ring; iced lorelei ring

on vivienne tailleur (black hair) ::
skin; ploom maia cream in blush
hair; wasabi pills brrree in night shadow
tattoo; para designs snowflakes in white
eyes; insufferable dastard classic eyes v2 in green
lipstick; pididdle lost my keys in glossy
lashes; miamai lesmakeups lashes 11
hat; epic santa baby horned hat (group gift)
dress; epic santa baby in red (group gift)
stockings; epic barely there black fishnet leggings
boots; slink tall leather thigh boots in black
nails; love soul candy drop long

location; satis island

corset && katana

you may recall, if you read my blog often, a post i did with bff vivi not too long ago. i was, back then, wearing an outfit from violent seduction that was so cleverly made && unique that i *totally* fell in love with it.

but iki akiri revamped && remixed that outfit… and made it even better in mesh and omgosh. it’s fucking amazing.

9.18.2011

the la morte elf outfit is similar, but definitely not the same. and i’m not wearing the full outfit (you’ll just have to pop by violent seduction to see the entire ensemble in all of its glory!) because i like to mix && match, but i will say this: the outfit, as a whole, is gorgeous. and i love the mesh version even better than the original la morte imp because of the corset && because of how it moves. ❤❤

the set includes the mesh skirt, the mesh corset, the panties, the collar, the gloves && wrapped stockings… and also a bolero, wraps for the chest && pasties that i did not wear. all together it is smoking hot, but each piece individually looks just as nice on its own worked into different ensembles. i mean, just the corset alone with some fishnets && some sexy lingerie… a pair of super high heels.. unnfff.

9.18.2011

the fact that it’s mesh makes it *that* much more awesome. the first pose in the pic above, bent back like that? if the corset were made of prims, there is no. way. that pose would have ever worked for this outfit.

aaaaaaand speaking of poses! the katana i’m wielding && the matching poses are *new* from magnifique and i knew instantly that i would loooooooove them~ is it weird that i have a ..*thing* for weapons in sl? i own a ton of them, and i especially like shiny guns && swords, but finding poses that work well with them can sometimes be a challenge (especially if you’re like me && you hoard fashion-y poses instead of action-y ones). this set of poses is reeeally well done && would totally work with a different sword with a bit of adjusting, but comes with the katana i’m wearing.. already positioned for you for each pose! \o/

really dynamic poses mixed with mesh clothing = sooooo awesome. it really opens up possibilities we didn’t have before in sl. the fact that mesh still breaks but is much harder to do so than with prims, and that i can simply walk around in this skirt && not have to worry about my legs poking out oddly makes me a *total* && *complete* mesh convert. it really is worth upgrading viewers to give it a try, ’cause mesh from here on out can only get better.

get the look yourself:
skin; red mint prime pale no.03 w/ makeup no.01
hair; 99 hair kerry v3
tattoo; para designs eternity
eyes; luck inc eyez in blind
lashes; onyx wear feather black lashes
lipstick; pididdle princess rehab
piercings 1; hod bitten
piercings 2; cobrahive gauged 04
top; sn@tch sheer lace tee in black
skirt, gloves, corset && collar; violent seduction la morte elf in death (you’ll need a mesh compatible viewer for these!)
bracelet; hod nothing’s bracelet
stockings; sheer tights 16

poses && weapon; magnifique
location; forgotten city