There’s only a few designers with the confidence in their design aesthetic and creative skills to resist the tides of change while simultaneously surfing the waves. Monica Outlander is one of those artists. Her new MiaMai Black Label collection is the perfect exemplar of that duality of leading and trailing edge design.
What do I mean by that? Well, she is using appliers for Slink Mesh attachments to enhance her clothing. Meanwhile, she provides system layers for people who use the default avatar. She is using mesh in many creative ways. Meanwhile, she will use flexi-prims when they suit the design better. It is that flexibility that leads her to use whatever method best suits the design – not just the newest method, that shows confidence and commitment to her own vision.
I’m a little late this week because I had a long weekend and have pretty much spent the past 48 hours lazing around in my underwear trying to find the energy to add clothing. In SL I haven’t been much different.
I got this lingerie set from Blacklace and since I put it on I have been unable to take it back off. It’s just so pretty! I love the lace details on every item which brings the set completely together. Plus it’s Blacklace so I know that I can trust the quality.
The set comes with all of the layers you would expect, including the gloves and the stockings. It also comes with appliers for slink hands and feet and appliers for Lola’s, Gos, Wowmeh and tons of others. I love this flexibility. It means I can wear it no matter how big my boobs or ass are today and still look hot.
Of course, I chose a favourite “lazy spot” for my picture. The Pixel Bean is the ideal place to kick back and chill out with a cup of freshly brewed coffee. I really suggest you all check it out at some point.
Lashes: GA – Mesh lashes – Fantasia
Lingerie (Inc Gloves and Stockings) Blacklace – Menage a Trois – Snow Leopard
Hands and feet: Slink Mesh
Hair: LeLutka Addison – Rita
Shape: My Own
Skin: Pink Fuel – Renee
Location – The Pixel Bean
The move is complete, the bags and boxes unpacked and I have settled into a chair to take a last look before crawling into bed.
The nice thing about moving in Second Life is that one does not have to look the part. I am wearing a mini-dress from 1992 that is the ne plus ultra of hot, sexy modernity. It’s revealing, edgy and definitely “designed” but not at all over-designed. It comes in a solid beige, a solid black or this print – and all can be found at The Dressing Room.
Contact is all it takes
to change your life
to lose your place in time
Contact, asleep or awake
you may wake up to find
There she stands
in a silken gown
Love comes walking in
gidge Is wearing:
Beauty Mark: [PXL] Beauty Mark POS10 Dark SX
Lashes: Amacci – Eyelash Tattoo 5
Dress: La Penderie de Nicole:Odyssey dress:Moss/Silver-Fitted Mesh COLLABOR88 August
Bag: LaGyo_Metis bag Silver (NO POSE) COLLABOR88 Aug
Earrings: LaGyo_Metis earring Silver COLLABOR88 August
Hands: Slink Mesh
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Nissa
Shape: Gidge ~Savoir Faire Shapes~
Skin: *League* Skin Erin Pale Aurora Blonde Chest D
Eyes:IKON Eternal Eyes – Periwinkle (S)
Well, I decided to go for it and move into the Brooklyn Carriage House from Trompe L’oeil. It’s smaller than the big brownstone I was living in and requires a lot less furniture, but I ended up buying some furniture anyway, because that’s what happens when you move. You need new things. Among the new things are this lovely vanity that’s also from Trompe L’oeil and a big blue velvet bed from there as well.
I added this glorious lounge/daybed from Mudhoney that can be found at this month’s Collabor88. The golden key embellishment at the bottom and the gorgeous tassels place it firmly within the Odyssey inspiration and that blue is a rich as the Aegean Sea.
Whatever induced me to think a weekend in the trailer when it’s 100 degrees outside, I’ll never know. As it is I’m reduced to my undies and can barely move unless I have to. The humidity is so thick you could cut it, even with the sea breeze. Continue reading
Gabby and I went FLF shopping and I had to stop off at Vespertine because I wanted the wall art for my house. I happened to stumble into her gacha room with all of her old ARCADE round items – and OMG I WANTED THIS CAR. I gave it a few pulls, got some cute pieces from this set (I already had several) but alas. NO CAR. Continue reading
I have been thinking about moving, downsizing from my lovely, but large, 5th Avenue townhouse and have been on the lookout for something marvelous. I think I found it at Collabor88 this month. I mean look at that red door! We need more red doors in our lives.
This month’s Collabor88 is inspired by the Odyssey and I am loving the many interpretations that designers are coming up with. I am fondest of those that are less literal – like this mini-dress from Tres Blah. It was a bit short for my taste so I added some leggings from Maitreya to avoid flashing my hoo-hah around.
So this carriage house from Trompe Loeil appeals to me as a new home. The only problem is that I will have to move. I hate moving – not as much in SL as in RL – but I still like to stay in one spot. However, I am pretty sure I will sign a lease on this place and move in shortly. I love carriage house apartments. When I was in college, I had a friend who rented a carriage house. It was gorgeous inside and the rent was reasonable, best of all, though, it was on an estate – so there were these magnificent grounds that he was able to use – so long as he scheduled with the owners. Lucky guy!
I got so excited when I was asked to submit a weekly lingerie post. I adore lingerie and it gave me the perfect excuse to buy more, and to explore some new stores selling it.
You see, lingerie is not like other clothes. It’s special. Choosing lingerie is about how it makes me feel, rather than how it looks. It’s not like it gets seen by many people!
This piece is from a new store to me, HAS BEEN. Terrie Dreadlow’s designs have a hint of the fifties to them and the demo for the sweetness lingerie instantly transported me to a feeling of coy retro cuteness. The bodysuit is all mesh, and fit me perfectly straight out of the box. Don’t you just love when that happens.
It came with a HUD that offers a huge variety of colour options. You can customise the front panel, sides, bows and the ribbons that run down the length. Every colour and every texture are gorgeously detailed. Plus, it’s only 99L. There’s no excuse not to explore your inner bunny!
The shoes were also from HAS BEEN and included the same HUD with tons of options. These were in the lights pack. There is also a darks pack.
Lingerie doesn’t have to be all lace, frills and barely there. It just has to make me feel special. This set does that and so much more.
Poses: EverGlow with PoseAnywhere
Eye Position: AnyPose Expression HUD (free)
Skin: Pink Fuel – Renee
Eyes: Aphotic Gloom – Clarus
Lashes: *GA* Mesh Lashes
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands & Feet
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Laura – Crystal Violet Headband: Magika group gift
Clothing: HAS BEEN – Sweetness Lingerie (Colours controlled by hud)
Shoes: HAS BEEN – Betsy Bow Pumps (Colours controlled by hud)
Location: Happy Mood http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/HappyMood/88/91/22
It’s only a Tuesday. But I felt like giving it a date night look today in my SL. I got out my jewelry armoire and pulled out some pieces from Donna Flora, my favorite jewelry store of all time. Her jewelry still stands the test of time and is worth stopping by if you haven’t for a while. It’s lovely. Continue reading