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Simplicity by Trashy Girls in Style

Reclining
Entangled
From The back
Rear View
Katya
After getting back on SL after a 7 month involuntary hiatus, there were a few shops that I simply HAD to visit my first day back on the grid. One of them was Trashy Girls in Style, who remain one of my absolute favorite places to shop. Freya, the owner and designer, has an exquisite eye for lingerie. She was kind enough to share with me her newest release: Simplicity. It’s a bra and boy-short panty set that is the sort of every-day wear you’ll want to slip into. There are more than enough options to wear a different color each day!

What’s “Just Right”: The clean, true-to-life styling of Simplicity is spot-on. I love the lace accents and the careful shading on the bustline. The underwire is clearly represented, and everything is beautifully proportioned.

What Could Use Improvement: The color versions with dots on them suffered the most when it came to retaining textural integrity over the bustline. For fuller figures, I’d recommend the solid colors.

Other things to note: While the boy-short is cut as you would expect a boy-short to be, I found the lines of the garment to be a little unflattering around the crotch.

Thank Yous: A big thank you goes out to Taeja Diaz, of Dirty Boxes, for providing the skybox and all decor, as well as to the ladies from Syn City who came and modeled for me!

Featured Outfit Details:
Price: 125L
Pieces: 5 (bra on shirt, undershirt, jacket, panties on underwear, pants) + layers info notecard, texture and landmark.
Availability: Dotty Pink, Dotty Cream, Coral/Seaweed Trim, Blue/Pink Trim, Pink/Black Trim, Black, Red, Yellow, Navy, White/White Trim, Midnight Leopard, Petal Leopard and a Fat Pack

Ratings:
Detailing: B+
Prim Attachments?: No
Resizing Scripts?: Not Applicable
Tattoo Friendly?: Yes – Always offered on multiple layers.
Curvy Girl Friendly?: Dependant on color: Curvy girls might want to avoid the prints with dots.
Multi-purpose pieces?: pure, girlie underthings.
Permissions?: Copy, No Mod, No Trans
Sim Rating?: The Main Store on Deep Blue Lagoon is Moderate.

Photo Details:
Models: Katya Imako, Sinli Draconia, Kanomi Pikajuna, Angel Appoloin
Photographer: Sabella Fallen
Location: Carbondale Heights
Poses: Dirty Boxes, Poses For Posers (P4P)
Props: Building and all furniture and accessories by Dirty Boxes *

Model Details:
Katya: Outfit – ::TGIS:: Simplicity Set Embellished (Navy), Hair – Yuyan by Dr. Life, Skin –Belleza Elle Dark Tan 4, Eyes – Reflex 4 Realistic Blue eyes 2C,
Sinli: ::TGIS:: Simplicity Set Embellished (Black)
Kanomi: ::TGIS:: Simplicity Set Embellished (Dotti Pink), skin by Redgrave.
Angel: ::TGIS:: Simplicity Set Embellished (Yellow)
Sabella: ::TGIS:: Simplicity Set Embellished (White), Hair by Argrace, Skin by Belleza, Eyes by Poetic Colors, Nails by Candy Nail, Wedding Ring by JCNY, feet by N-Core

Vendor List:
Dirty Boxes
Trashy Girls in Style

* Kindly provided by the vendor.

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Treasures of the Orient

Sumana by Zaara

One of the things you can count on when you purchase from Zaara, is that none of their designs are ever ever ‘look-alike.’ You’re going to find something fresh and interesting, not derivative. You can always expect rich textures, often with Near and Far East elements to them, beautiful garment lines, and a focus on detail. Their Sumana Lingerie release is no different, and it proudly upholds the Zaara tradition of excellence.

Released back in August of 2010, Sumana features a strapless demi-cup bra, wide corset-style garter-belt, panties and stockings. The fabric choices step away from the usual: no tawdry lace or delicate tulle, they’ve brought us lush Oriental influences in satin. The fabrics are elegant and the Asian style floral patterns have a crispness that is remarkable, given that all of Zaara’s products are hand drawn.

What’s “Just Right”: The pleating on the garter-belt/corset piece is unusual and adds a very elegant and couture feel to the garment. I like the keyhole cutaway on the panties and the adorable little bow is a perfect accent to draw the eye. The wide array of layers in the ‘optional pieces’ box really helps with putting together your ideal look. I appreciate that, because it allows me to wear my panties OVER the garters. There’s a lot to like here – the outfit is executed with precision and beauty.


Detail: frontDetail: Shoes

What Could Use Improvement: If we were given a bra option with straps, as well as the strapless version, I would have had a squeegasm. 🙂 I’ve personally never been drawn to the strapless look. An upward tug on the fabric of the stockings where they attach to the garter straps would be a welcome additional touch of realism. Such pretty fabrics are used, that I would have adored seeing a full corset version as well.

Other things to note: Zaara is my absolute favorite store build from a design standpoint. The store and surrounding courtyard and buildings are exquisite and perfectly suited to the style of products sold, while creating a beautiful and tranquil environment that invites you to explore, relax and enjoy. When you drop by, be sure to look for the freebies and lowbies being offered in the outer foyer. Look for the picture of a distinguished Indian gentleman (the winner of their photo contest earlier this year) – they’re on the table underneath. You’ll find two accessories and two outfits. Sadly, Sumana is not yet available on The Marketplace, but Zaara does have a strong presence there.

Special Note: A huge thank you to Eku Zhong, who not only provided nearly all of the physical elements for the set, but assisted with styling and shared her cultural perspective as well. THANK YOU!!!

Featured Outfit Details:
Price: 250L
Pieces: 12 (Plus 2 notecards and a landmark – be sure to open the ‘extra layers’ box!)
Availability: Ebony, Crimson, Gold, Vanilla, Frost, Blush

Ratings:
Detailing: A+
Prim Attachments?: None
Resizing Scripts?: Not Applicable
Tattoo Friendly?: There isn’t a combined layer item for panties/garterbelt… so you’ve got to decide which you want to wear.
Curvy Girl Friendly?: Yes – The fabric held up well to all my various curves.
Multi-purpose pieces?: This really is gorgeous, girly lingerie.
Sim Rating?: The Zaara Sim is PG.
Permissions: Copy: Yes / Modify: Yes / Transfer: No.

Photo Details:
Model & Photographer: Sabella Fallen
Location: Carbondale Heights
Poses: Kinki Animations, Poseur, Adorkable Poses, XOXO Ania, Pose Paradise, C’est La Vie, Tiny Awkward Bird, Glitterati, Exposure, Torridwear.

Model Details:
Lingerie: Sumana Lingerie by Zaara.
Shoes: Ilaida Mojri in Jeweled red by Zaara.
General: Hair by Argrace, Skin by Belleza, Eyes by Poetic Colors, Nails by Candy Nail, Wedding Ring by JCNY

Vendor List:
Apocalips Japan: Zen Moments Pool (The Marketplace), Stone Lanterns, Tea House building, Japanese Woodblock art prints, Kyoto Japanese table, Kyoto Sapphic Daybed, cushions, bamboo flooring, Japanese Square Floor Lamp in Cherry, Japanese tansu, Japanese Laquer tray, Step Tansu, Asian Mission Lamp in Dark Wood, Books, Incense Burner in Red, mikan basket, Tea Pot and Bancha, Raku Planter Cobalt with Bamboo, Turquoise Fat Planter with Bamboo.
Botanical: Green Dune Grass Bunch
Heart Garden Center: Golden Bamboo (The Marketplace)
Organica: Rock and Tree, Bamboo
Yurichan Aeon (Sculpt) & Eku Zhong (texture): Torii (Not sold as displayed)

 
 

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The Battle of the Betties

The Battle of the Betties

Rose in RubyBetty Vintage in Raspberry
Rose in RubyBetty Vintage in Raspberry
Detail View: Boots by Bettie's Vintage
While going through my ‘To Be Reviewed’ folder, I came across two outfits that had a lot of similarities in style and genre. Since I like them both, I decided to toss them both into the ring and let them fight it out in an underwear cage match! (Ok, maybe not so much.) Since both of them have very strong retro flair to them, one has the name already, AND I could easily imagine the iconic Bettie Page wearing either, I bring you – The Battle of the Betties!

The Contenders: In one corner, wearing the red satin panties, is underpinings power house Angel Dessous, and their offering, “Betty Vintage Rasberry!” And in the other corner… wearing red velvet panties, is The Gatsby Girl’s “Rose” in Ruby!

The Fight:

BRA – Gatsby Girl goes for a strong statement with a burned-velvet pattern. It’s beautiful, but is not curvy-friendly. Angel Dessous has a much simpler – yet still lovely – pattern to the fabric, which makes it wearable for a broader range of body types to enjoy. Although they are VERY similar, the cut on the Gatsby Girl bra “feels” more true-to-era, with its solid, unadorned straps. First Round is a draw!

PANTIES – The lines of the Gatsby Girl panties are fairly basic, and you can see a touch of white on the edges of the garment — but the Angel Dessous outfit doesn’t have the panties available as a separate item (they are built into the garter-belt), so this round must go to Gatsby Girl.

GARTER-BELT – The thick straps and angularity of the Rose garter-belt is sexy and clean. The lines to the Angel Dessous garter-belt are blocky and less flattering to a feminine shape, and the rear end just looks like a generic ‘satin texture’ was applied, rather than being highlighted in the right places. Round goes to Gatsby Girl.

STOCKINGS – Here again, Angel Dessous uses the ‘generic satin texture’ in a wide band on the stockings, which creates highlights and shadows that don’t make visual sense. The narrow band of lace beneath the satin is a beautiful and feminine touch as is the crimson back seam, and there’s the second version with variance in sheerness which adds value and options. Gatsby Girl’s Rose uses the burned velvet patterning, but here on the thigh, there’s no distortion and the beauty of the design shines. It has a contrasting black back seam for a very sexy touch. I prefer the realism of the garter clips here – it adds authenticity. Both have the stockings ending very high on the thigh – I would have preferred a just a wee bit lower. Round goes to Gatsby Girl.

GLOVES – Angel Dessous is known for the level of detail to their outfits and with Betty Vintage, they offer two different opacity levels on the gloves. The sheer pattern is a very delicate fabric that is feminine and sweet, and the solid is a vampish satin. A narrow border of lace accents the upper arm. Gatsby Girl does not offer gloves with their outfit. Round goes to Angel Dessous.

PRIM EXTRAS – Angel Dessous offers a very cute little prim bow to grace the back of the spine. Gatsby Girl does not have any prim extras. Round goes to Angel Dessous.

OVERALL TEXTURING – Both outfits have positives and negative, balancing each other out. Angel Dessous does go one step further and offers two different versions of of the whole outfit – one sheer and one more modestly solid. Round goes to Angel Dessous.

OVERALL STYLING – The ‘this is what Mrs. Cleaver wears after the Beaver has gone to bed’ styling of the Rose outfit perfectly captures the era. Round goes to Gatsby Girl.

PRICE/VALUE – Rose is 100L for 6 pieces (16.66 L per piece). Betty Vintage is 390L for 7 plus a prim bow for a total of 8 (48.75 L per piece). Round goes to Gatsby Girl.

COLOR AVAILABILITY – Rose is available in Ruby and Onyx. Betty Vintage is offered in Lavender, Cream, Red, Black, and Steel. Angel Dessous wins for flexibility of color availability. (They do not offer Betty Vintage on the Marketplace at this time.)

TATTOO FRIENDLINESS / LAYER FLEXIBILITY – Gatsby Girl’s Rose only has the panties on one layer (underwear) but offers the bra and garter-belt on two each. Angel Dessous’s Betty only offers the bra on one layer (shirt) and the combo undies/garter-belt on one layer (pants). Round goes to Gatsby Girl.

CURVY GIRL QUALIFIED – The burned-velvet patterning used by Gatsby Girl is beautiful… but wasn’t as curvy friendly as the more delicate patterning implemented by Angel Dessous. Round to Angel Dessous.

What’s “Just Right”: For pure retro style, the Gatsby Girl Rose ensemble really hits the mark. It’s got all of the design elements you would expect and stays true to its vision throughout. It takes some risks, fabric-wise, and for me, those risks didn’t work out – but on a less voluptuous figure, Rose would look stunning. The strength of the Angel Dessous ensemble is the delicacy of the fabric on the sheer version. While it’s less true to that vintage style visually, the line of the bra is just exquisite and is very well done.

What Could Use Improvement: The garter-belt of the Betty Vintage is the outfit’s Achilles heel. The generic ‘satin texture’ and design elements of the garter-belt were not flattering. Angel Dessous gets a serious scolding for combining the garter-belt and panty, and not offering the pieces as individual layers as well.

AND THE WINNER IS…. The Gatsby Girl’s Rose!

Featured Outfits:
Betty Vintage by Angel Dessous – (In World / Marketplace Store)
Rose Lingerie by Gatsby Girl – (In World / The Marketplace)

Photo & Model Details:
Model & Photographer: Sabella Fallen
Location: DeviousMinds
Poses: The Vintage collection by Luth (In World / The Marketplace), Coy by Torridwear (In World / The Marketplace)
Props: Stage from the FetishCabaret MegaPack by (In World / The Marketplace)
Shoes: Shoes: Victorian Ankle Boot by Bettie’s Vintage (In World / The Marketplace)

 
 

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Rosa Has Bloomed

Rosa in Caramel

At the end of September, we were privileged to give you a ‘sneak peek’ at an upcoming release by SeldomBlue — Rosa. Well, this flower has bloomed in a big, big way, and is now available! Especially for the holidays, there are three groups of releases: A full ‘fat pack’ in 7 different colors, a ‘limited pack’ in Caramel, and a Christmas themed dollarbie in white and red. We’ve been given the opportunity to share it with our readers, even before the ‘official’ public release announcement!

Based on their previous releases, we’ve come to expect high quality and loads of layering options from SeldomBlue. The Rosa ensemble takes it to a whole new level. It isn’t just a bra and panty set, or just a corset… it’s also a basque and a peignoir. IndigoBlue Dagostino has outdone herself, with a stunning FIFTY FOUR pieces in the fat pack. and 27 in the Caramel limited release (Corrected to note that the Caramel release has the full 54 pieces: due to some sort of weird inventory bug, not all the pieces were showing for me). It took me a few minutes to really grasp just how many options are available, it’s that mind boggling.

Stealing from the notes IndigoBlue supplied me, the fat packs include: “long basque, long basque with peignoir, cupless long basque, cupless long basque with peignoir, short basque, short basque with peignoir, cupless short basque, cupless short basque with peignoir, bra, bra with peignoir, peignoir only, full cut panties, full cut panties with garter-belt, thong, thong with garter-belt, garter-belt only, thigh-high stay up
stockings, stockings for garter-belt, garter bows, bra bow, hip frills, peignoir arm frills, and a peignoir skirt.” Takes your breath away, doesn’t it?

What’s “Just Right”: Hands down, the massive array of options is the strong point of this ensemble. But that shouldn’t take attention away from the exquisite femininity of the garments. From the soft, sheer bows to the flowing lace, the naughty or nice versions, the lovely cut of the panties… there is a LOT to celebrate with Rosa. I was delighted at the two stockings – the upward tug of the fabric for those designed to work with the garter-belt, and the clean, smooth line of the thigh-high ‘stay ups.’

What Could Use Improvement: While I really like the actual lace patterning, if there is a weak spot to the outfit, it lies in the textured roses at the bust and hip line. It’s really hard to capture something as three-dimensional as a rose in bloom, on flat fabric, and while a strong attempt was made… if I have to pinpoint a weakness, that would be it.

Other things to note: The Christmas Dollarbie includes an adorable marabou shrug/bolero, and a Short corset, thong, stockings, garter-belt, and garter-belt prim bows. Rosa is not currently available on The Marketplace, but Seldom Blue does have a very strong presence there. As a side note, while I’m not usually drawn to outfits with too many colors combined, I have to say that the Passion version is very intriguing and will probably be finding its way into my closet in the near future… 😉

Disclaimer for full disclosure: The Christmas Dollarbie and Caramel Limited Edition were provided as samples by the designer.

Featured Outfit Details: Rosa in Caramel by SeldomBlue
Price: 770L for the Bonus Fat Packs, 385L for the special release in Caramel, 1L for the Christmas version in white and red.
Pieces: Bonus Fat Packs = 54. Caramel Special Release = 27 (20 clothing items + 7 prim attachments – stocking bows (2), arm frills (2), skirt, hip frill, bra bow) Plus note card, texture and landmark.
Availability: Fat Packs: White (with black accents), Baby Pink (with hot pink accents), Rich Pink (more of a fuchsia/lavender to my eyes), Teal (a bright, minty green), Red (A deep, vibrant, orangey red), Passion (Black with accents of purple, pink and red), Black (with red accents – the version we got to Sneak Peek for you). Also the Special Release in Caramel, and the Christmas Limited Edition in White with Red accents.

Ratings:
Detailing: A. The lace patterning is beautiful as is the delicacy of the sheer bows and prim work.
Prim Attachments?: TONS. 7 on the limited Caramel release.
Resizing Scripts?: None.
Tattoo Friendly?: The panties/thong/garter-belt variations are offered on both underwear and pant layers. The variations of the basque/bra/peignoir are offered on shirt, and there’s one Jacket and one undershirt item… so it varies a little.
Curvy Girl Friendly?: Yes!
Multi-purpose pieces?: Hrm. Maybe if one was extra creative…
Sim Rating?: Angelheart is rated mature

Photo Details:
Model & Photographer: Sabella Fallen
Location: Carbondale Heights
Poses: DeePosed, Glitterati, Long Awkward Pose
Props: Candles by Apocalips Japan, house by Mariposa Contemporary Skybox (Store Closed)

Model Details:
Jewelry: Drifting Sands Tahitian Pearls Full Set Gold (Store Closed)
Shoes: ***LYNX*** Zip it! Stilettos (In World / The Marketplace)
General: Hair by Argrace, Skin by Belleza, Eyes by Poetic Colors, Nails by Candy Nail, Wedding Ring by JCNY

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Lazy Sunday

Intimates - Dots, by My Pinkie Skull: Lazy Sunday

Naeve’s last post was so overwhelmingly girlie cute that I had to follow that same vein. I dug through my ‘To Be Reviewed’ folder, and immediately came up with the Intimates Dots by My Pinkie Skull. This adorable little bra, panty and gartered stocking outfit is casual, comfy, girl-next-door-in-cotton sexy. It was the sort of outfit I could see myself wearing during some hardcore weekend lazing around the house. Or, if I was being daring, slipping out to the back yard to deal with the laundry… Hope the neighbor isn’t peeking through the fence! 😛 

I like the extra details found on the Intimates Dots — the seaming on the bra and panties, the shadow of nipples under the bra, the ribbon details on both pieces. These are the sorts of things that brings an outfit to the level that makes me sit up and wanna blog.

What’s “Just Right”: The highlight and shadow work on the bra is very subtle but well done.The seaming on both pieces is nicely executed. I appreciate that two options were offered – a single white lace garter mid-thigh, or white gartered blue stockings. I like the tiny hint of white lace at the top of the panty, and would love to have seen more on the bra as well.

What Could Use Improvement: I absolutely adore MPS’ 10 pack of panties (previously blogged in ‘Zipped’) for their detail – the undies on the Intimate Dots isn’t quite up to the same level. Still good — just not *great*. I’d love it if the bows on the bra and panties were prim bows, for extra detail.

Other things to note: My Pinkie Skull has a very strong presence on The Marketplace, which makes shopping and gifting easy.

Late Breakfast
Getting Dressed
Laundry Day

Featured Outfit: Intimate Dots by My Pinkie Skull
Price: 150
Pieces: 8 + landmark – Bra on Undershirt, Shirt & Jacket, Panty on Underpants & Pants, Garter on Sock, Gartered Stockings on Sock, Gloves.
Available Colors: Black, Red, Blue (Featured), Pink, and Green.

Ratings:
Detailing: B
Prim Attachments?: None
Resizing Scripts?: Not applicable
Tattoo Friendly?: Yes – both pieces offered on multiple layers
Curvy Girl Friendly?: Yes – very little discernible distortion of the pattern.
Multi-purpose pieces?: Maybe – it could double as a retro-ish swimsuit….
Sim Rating?:

Model Details:
Sabella: Outfit – Intimates Dots by My Pinkie Skull. Bare Feet by SLink. Leeza Locking Pumps by Pixel Mode. Hair by Argrace, Skin by Belleza, Eyes by Poetic Colors, Nails by Candy Nail, Wedding Ring by JCNY

Photo Details:
Model & Photographer: Sabella Fallen
Locations: iTuTu, Carbondale Heights.
Poses: Water Sapphire, Long Awkward Pose, DeePosed, Luth, Ilse’s Animations, Vextra Messing Design, Penny Dreadful Arcade (Closed).

Vendor Details:
Apocalips Japan: Teal Paisley Rug, Buddha in the Valley Painting, Copper glazed Planter with Bamboo & Rattan Planter.
iTuTu: Hanging Laundry set / Shoot location.
La Galleria: White Dentelle Lace Sculpted Scarf Table with Scarf, 2 Prim Table Lamp with Peony white shade, White & LACE Comforter Bed Linens, Sculpted Iron Bed Frame
Modest House: Roslyn House
Prim Pincher: Whimsical Blue Star Hanging Lamp
Republica: Geek Chic Chair (Project Themory Exclusive)
Tasty Prims Food Shop: Hashbrown, Bacon & Eggs Breakfast Plate
Vextra Messing Design: Garden Table for Two (The Marketplace)
{what next}: Coastal Cottage Breakfast Room Cafetiere, Pile of Children’s Books.

 
 

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Good Morning, Sunshine

Naeve in Insolence

Naeve PensiveSabella Balconette
Naeve WistfulSabella Rocking
Naeve/Sabella ConfidingNaeve Come On
Naeve Bodice DetailNaeve Panty Detail
By Naeve Rossini 

If you know me, you know that I love cute. Insolence’s relatively new Flore is all sorts of cute with extra cute whip cream on top. As soon as I put this on, I could just imagine the entire setting where I’d wear it… greeting my sweetie in the morning with the smell of coffee wafting in with me. For someone who loves demure lingerie, Flore really satisfies.

There are basically two bras and two panties for you to mix and match. You get a triangle bra and a balconette bra, as well as a regular panty and a side-string panty. You also get teddy attachments that you can add to the bras and bows to add to the panties.

The first thing that captured my interest was the darling little teddy ruffle, which featured just the right amount of airy flounce and with some nice details, too. I like that the cut is relatively conservative. Even the side-string panty isn’t as lurid as some of the other options I’ve seen.

What’s “Just Right”: What’s absolutely right right right about Flore is that it captures “cute and girly” right on. Wearing this lingerie had me thinking of lazy Sunday mornings and relaxing with a hot cup of tea and a special someone.

What Could Use Improvement: While they’re so very pretty, the details on the bra and panties get washed out. I’d love to see this be a little crisper. Sabella adds that she would love to see a bow for the bra, similar to the one for the panties.

Featured Outfit Details:
Featured Outfit: Flore Ensemble by Insolence, available in Green, White, Cream (not shown), Lavendar (not shown), Peach (not shown) and Pink (not shown)
Price: $290 each
Pieces: 8 + 4 prims

Ratings:
Detailing: A- It’s so pretty, but a little sharper detail on the bra and panties would have been nice. The pretty floral accents disappear somewhat.
Prim Attachments: 4; 2 teddy attachments and 2 knots for the panties
Resizing Scripts: None
Tattoo Friendly?: You get two layers each for tops and bottoms, no jacket layer
Curvy Girl Friendly?: Yes
Multi-purpose pieces?: Not really; it’s very clearly lingerie
Sim Rating?: PG. It’s very sweet, but it is lingerie.

Photo Details:
Models: Naeve Rossini and Sabella Fallen
Photographer: Sabella Fallen
Location: Carbondale Heights
Poses: Barcode, Ilse’s Animations, Just A Pose, Penny Dreadful Arcade, RosePose, Striking Poses
House: Coastal Bungalow by Barcode
Props: Bombay Breeze Bedroom Set by Barcode, Lazy Day Rug by Awesome Blossom, Of the Sea (Seaglass Bottles with Candles) by Art Dummy, Unwind Wicker Rocker in Cream by Just A Pose

Model Details:
Naeve – Outfit: Flore Ensemble (Triangle Bra, String Side Panties) in Green by Insolence; Necklace & Earrings: Valencia by Jewelry By Jake; Skin by League, Hair by Truth, Eyes by Poetic Colors; Nails by Candy Nail

Sabella – Outfit: Flore Ensemble (Balcony Bra, Panties) in White by Insolence; Necklace & Earrings: Pearl Drops in Cream by Persona; Prim Feet: Prim Feet by SLink; Skin by Belleza; Hair by Argrace; Eyes by Poetic Colors; Nails by Candy Nail; Wedding Ring by JCNY

Vendor List (alphabetical):
Argrace
Art Dummy (In World / Marketplace)
Awesome Blossom (In World / Marketplace)
Barcode (In World / Marketplace)
Belleza
Candy Nail
Ilse’s Animations
Insolence (In World / Marketplace)
JCNY
Jewelry by Jake
Just A Pose
League (In World / Marketplace)
Penny Dreadful Arcade (Closed)
Persona (In World / Marketplace)
Poetic Colors
RosePose
SLink
Striking Poses (Closed)
Truth (In World / Marketplace)

 

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Caught In A Web

Web Lingerie by Damage

Detail 1: Panty & Crotch Spider

Oh, what tangled webs we weave...

Detail 2: Bra Top & Nipple Spiders

At least every two or three weeks, I wander through the “Search” function of SL, looking for lingerie stores. One never really knows what you’ll find – and at Damage, I found an ecclectic mix of clothing, jewelry, and fun, pervy accessories. I got to chat a bit with the owner/designer – Dave Carmichael – and asked him directly: What was his favorite creation in the lingerie genre? He pointed me to the Web Lingerie Set and the Magic Marker teddy. Both were interesting, but the prim additions for the Web Lingerie pushed it to the forefront. (Ok, I admit it, I’m still not ready to give up on Halloween, even if it was a month ago. And I have no interest hearing about it almost being Christmas time. Bah Humbug!)

What’s “Just Right”: Unquestionably, it’s the prim work on the attachable spiders where the highest quality is found. The spiderweb bodysuit (underwear/shirt layer) is interesting and uses realistic web patterns, and I like the angular plunge of the back. The bra and panties are barely there, and you’ll definitely want a ‘smokeless’ skin to wear with them. The panty has flattering -if scanty – lines.

What Could Use Improvement: More clarity of detail on the actual clothing pieces would have been lovely. In this case, it wasn’t an issue of breast size – one of the girls from SLU, Electic Wingtips (who has a store full of very fun things, by the way: In World / The Marketplace) who is much more delicately curved than I, was kind enough to try it on for me. Even her “A” cups revealed significant pattern distortion/fuzziness – which still showed even when she modified her shape to 0. The spiders come with a built in ‘bling’ feature, and it’s my personal preference that such items be shipped ‘Bling Off’ with an option to turn it on… there aren’t instructions on how to do so in the product itself – I found out how by reading their Marketplace ad.

Other Things To Note: The store does have a presence on the SL Marketplace, but not all items in world are mirrored there. There’s a jewelry set that was made to match this outfit (which you can see in the pictures), and it is available on The Marketplace. Itsy Bitsy Tiny Prims!! To some degree, I think Mr. Charmichael missed his calling: the jewelry and prim work on the spiders and necklace was stronger than all the other clothing items I saw in the shop.

More Things To Note: My conversation with Mr. Carmichael took some odd and unexpected turns. He expressed his offense that I, as a submissive (per my profile), did not use an honorific for him when we were speaking about his fashions. I politely explained that had we met socially, my demeanor would have been different, but that when I am ‘working,’ I speak neutrally and don’t use power-exchange honorifics. The conversation went downhill from there, including fairly graphic insults regarding my (RL and SL) partner, whom he has never met. If you dig the outfit, I encourage you to shop at Damage… But I’d have to recommend caution when speaking with the owner. 😦

Disclaimer for full disclosure: Prior to the conversation getting strange, the designer was kind enough to gift me a copy of the outfit in white and the jewelry to match, but I liked it enough that I purchased a copy in another color as well. I was already feeling uncomfortable enough that I made sure to purchase a copy of everything I was gifted, so there wouldn’t be any sense of obligation or debt.

Featured Outfit Details:
Price: 299L
Pieces: 6 Clothing Layer pieces, 3 prims: 2 versions of the nipple spiders (one for smaller breasts/cleavage, the other for larger bustlines) and 1 pelvis spider
Availability: The Web Lingerie outfit is offered in three color options: Silver Sheer, Silver & White, and Black Titanium.

Ratings:
Detailing: B-. There’s just way too much distortion in the breast area; no clarity of detail. But the design concept itself is unique and nifty, which is why I went ahead and blogged it.
Prim Attachments?: Spiders for the nipples and crotch. (Ok, how often do you read THAT!?)
Resizing Scripts?: None.
Tattoo Friendly?: No – to wear the full outfit, you’ve got items on underwear/undershirt, shirt, and pants. No room for a tattoo or skin oil, unless it’s on a Viewer 2 tattoo layer.
Curvy Girl Friendly?: No.
Multi-purpose pieces?: The full ensemble is a cute costume that could easily be accessorized into a Drow Princess/Priestess outfit…
Sim Rating?: Threlkeld is rated Mature.

Photo Details:
Model & Photographer: Sabella Fallen
Location: Bentham Forest
Props: “TaintedLove” spiderweb from the FetishCaberet line at Chanimations. (In World / The Marketplace)
Poses: Long Awkward Pose, Lyndz_Matic, Chanimations

Model Details:
Sabella Fallen: Web Lingerie by Damage, Necklace – Gossamer Spiderweb with Diamond Spider by Damage (In World / The Marketplace), Earrings – Gossamer Spiderwebs by Damage (In World / The Marketplace). Boots by Bax (In World / The Marketplace). Hair by Argrace, Skin by Belleza, Eyes by Poetic Colors, Nails by Candy Nail, Wedding Ring by JCNY

Bentham Forest

And Yet More Notes: On my first visit to Bentham Forest, within seconds of arriving in the sim and setting off to explore, I stumbled into a GIANT FREAKING SPIDER. (I’m an arachnophobe.) *breathe* Ok. Well. That would be perfect for this outfit, then, even if my skin would be crawling the whole time. I can do it. Upon returning to the sim to do the shoot, I spent over an hour and a half searching the place to find the creepy critter. Couldn’t find it. Rodeejah from SLU was kind enough to portal in to try and help me. So thank you, Rodeejah, for your help! (As it turned out, the spider was an avatar – the group bot for the area – and when I returned, it was underneath the sim surface and not accessible for the shoot. Which I can’t really say I’m too broken up about.)

 

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