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Naughty or Nice? Bratty or..?

Bratty: Christmas Edition

Presents!
Seated
Wrapping
Shoe Detail View
OK, I confess: I love holiday themed clothing. I adore the costumes of Halloween, I grin and squee at adorable bunny outfits, snicker at festive St. Patrick’s day themes, and feel an odd sense of pride and pleasure at 4th of July ensembles. Is it any wonder that Christmas is one of my favorite times of year? There are a plethora of outfits designed for the holiday season and I’ve been checking in with some of the designers who have really impressed us this year to see if they were doing any special releases.

One that jumped right off the page at me was the Carrie Bridger / Carrie’s Lingerie releases. She has over half a dozen, but the two that drew my eye the fastest was the Bratty and the Rachael. I visited their store and was immediately greeted by one of the customer service reps, Punky Teardrop. We chatted a bit about the store and the holiday items being offered. It was really lovely to have an actual salesperson to talk with, rather than a bot or silence, and I appreciated her help. She let me know that Carrie’s is doing a “12 days of Christmas” special, with a different outfit being offered for only 50L each day. I happened to luck out and found my favorite – Bratty – on discount that day. Yay for sales!

What’s “Just Right”: I liked the taffeta sheen to this outfit, and the adorable striped fabric on the bodice contrasting with the gold snowflakes on the body. There’s well-done hints at boning for extra realism, which I always appreciate. The busk is a subtle detail that is highlighted by a bright red edging. The line of the garters is feminine and flirty. You’re provided with several styling options: under-bust and over-bust, a flirty mini-ruffle or gartered look. The pieces are very mix-and-match friendly so you can find the version you like best. I appreciated the extra touch of the prim bow for the lacing ends.

What Could Use Improvement: I found the prim ruffle/skirt a bit unwieldy. It’s so short that it will require a good bit of adjusting individual prims for a more curvy avatar. There were some angles it just looked odd from. I would have liked a secondary, contrasting panty option – it disappears into the garter-belt a little bit.

Other things to note: Carrie’s Lingerie has a strong presence on The Marketplace, and they have gift-friendly permissions (Transfer) which is much appreciated!

Featured Outfit Details:
Price: 425 apiece or 2,300L for the fat pack (which does not include the holiday version)
Pieces: 11 clothing + 2 prims + landmark + Texture
Availability: Holiday, Green, Pink, Blue, Purple, Red and Teal.

Ratings:
Detailing: A-.
Prim Attachments?: Skirt and Bow
Resizing Scripts?: None
Tattoo Friendly?: Yes – there are a generous variety of options provided.
Curvy Girl Friendly?: Yes – the patterns chosen showed minimal stretching and distortion.
Multi-purpose pieces?: You could pair the corset with pants for a holiday party, or use the under-bust option with a top for a festive look.
Permissions?: No copy / No Modify, Transfer OK! Prim Skirt is Mod.
Sim Rating?: New York Harbor is rated Mature.

Photo Details:
Model & Photographer: Sabella Fallen
Location: Carbondale Heights
Poses: Glitterati, Vista Animations, [What Next], Fire Beach Designs

Model Details:
Lingerie: Bratty – Christmas Edition, by Carrie’s Lingerie
Pasties: Holly Pasties by Motherfunken
Shoes: CourtX in Lipstick Red by AW Design
Deelyboppers: Holiday Horns by Circle Widdershins
General: Hair by Argrace, Skin by Belleza, Eyes by Poetic Colors, Nails by Candy Nail, Wedding Ring by JCNY

Vendor List:
/artilleri/: Colored string lights
AW Design: CourtX heels in Lipstick Red (The Marketplace)
B&D: Christmas Wreath
Carrie’s Lingerie: Bratty – Christmas Edition (The Marketplace)
Cleo Design: Bag of Gifts (This is actually the *packaging* for an item I purchased there.
Djinn & Tonic: Happy Christmas Tree (Part of the Stumblebum Brigade sale)
Fire Beach Designs It’s a Wrap pose and prop set (The Marketplace)
[GOS]: Macchiato coffee from the Cafe Collection
Motherfunken: Holly Pasties (The Marketplace)
MudHoney: Pinecone Tree w/ Gold Star (Hunt Freebie)
Republica: Snowflake Holiday Skybox
Skell Dagger: 5-prim tabletop Christmas tree (not sure where/if it’s still sold)
[What Next]: ‘Cosy Christmas’ Set 1 (Offered on the 12/12/10 Lazy Sunday), ‘Cosy Christmas’ Set 2 – (Offered as part of Project Themeory).

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Posted by on December 14, 2010 in Corsets, Costumes / Fantasy

 

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Sleek, Slexy, SLink-y Vixen!

Slinky Vixens

Have Space Suit - Will Travel: Cyber Girls: Photo by Nimue Jewell
Have Space Suit - Will Travel: Cyber Girl: Photo by Nimue Jewell
'Have Space Suit - Will Travel: It's Full of Stars...
Have Space Suit - Will Travel: Boot Detail
Caped Crusaders: Clobberin' Time!
Caped Crusaders: And The Skies Answer..
Caped Crusaders: Lightning Lass
Discipline: Expectations of Obedience
Discipline: Favorite Pet
Discipline:Vixen Detail: Back View
Dive, Girl!: Beauty in the Deep
Dive, Girl!: Wet
Squee!

OMG! *runs around in circles squeeing*

The last few pieces I’ve shared with you have been blog-worthy but lacked a certain level of “oomph” when it came to the texture and detail department. Well, boys and girls, prepare to have your world rocked. While chatting with Eclectic Wingtips during work on the last post, we were joined by fellow SLU’er, Eku Zhong. She provided me with a couple of suggestions about places to check out – and one of them was SLink. Now, I’m familiar with SLink for their shoes, but – for reasons completely beyond me – I had never actually looked at their clothing.. and had NO idea they made this slinky, delicious catsuit. I teleported right over to their main store, and was then wracked with indecision. The Vixen Catsuit is offered in a multitude of colors, and it was physically agonizing to pick just one. As a blogger on a budget, I simply couldn’t afford the fat pack (just shy of 3kL), but oh lordy, did I want it! I whined about this on group chat and Eku showed up to help me pick… and then very generously handed me the Lindens to get an extra color! (Thank you, Eku!)

At her prompting, I purchased the Ruby version. Right there in the store, I slithered into this tight little number with it’s plunging neckline down to there, and instantly felt like a sexy bombshell. She enthusiastically suggested I get the Black as well, and I have to say it didn’t take much prodding. I started getting some fun ideas about environment backgrounds for the shoot which I was blathering on about on group chat and Nimue Jewell mentioned that she’d been thinking about a sexy android look using the catsuit in Silver. Since this meshed perfectly with one of my ideas, I asked if she’d be willing to join me! The results are pretty spectacular if I do say so myself.

What’s “Just Right”: Without exception, I’ve never seen a better job of highlighting and shadow work on latex than this outfit. Period. End of sentence. Any time I’ve said it before.. well.. this blows it away. Every feminine curve – concave or convex – is lovingly detailed. Eku said she’d heard that the designer did the highlight and shadow work on a 3D model in a rendering program, and that sure makes a lot of sense. It’s the interplay of shadow and light that creates dimension — whether in an oil painting or Second Life clothing — and the work on the Vixen Catsuit is simply superb. The plunging neckline is tres sexy and the arching seaming line over the buttocks is feminine and enticing. That boots to match are included as part of the outfit just adds to the value.

What Could Use Improvement: There’s only two ways this could be improved: 1) The addition of a prim zipper pull – maybe with a dangle/ornament in the shape of a tiny lock to match the ones on the boots? and 2) If the lines of the garment were used to separate the outfit into its component parts (jacket/shirt/pants), instead of the layer shape. That would provide color mix and match (say, crimson legs and gloves, a black ‘leotard’.. or the white and silver intermingled) options that don’t currently exist. If it did… any latex-loving girl would have a fashiongasm.

Other things to note: As I said before, I know of SLink because of their gorgeous prim bare feet (which I wear on a regular basis on the beach at home in Carbondale) and their shoes – but they make a wide array of clothes, too! Sadly, only a few of their offerings are available on The Marketplace.

Special Thank Yous: Great big thank yous go to Eku Zhong, Nimue Jewell, and Naeve Rossini, who’s generosity and kindness made this a wonderfully fun shooting experience! Thank you, ladies!

Featured Outfit Details:
Price: 650L each or 2900L for the fat pack
Pieces: 6 clothing pieces, prim collar, shoe base, latex feet, Shoe Hud, Alpha Layer, Store Landmark
Available Options: Red, Black, Cyborg Blue, Metallic Teal, Gold, Metallic Gray, Rose, Ruby, and White.

Ratings:
Detailing: A Freaking Plus! With Sugar On Top!
Prim Attachments?: Yes! Matching boots included!
Resizing Scripts?:
Tattoo Friendly?: Yes! Available on shirt and jacket layer.
Curvy Girl Friendly?: Yes! My butt and boobs looked *awesome* in this. No distortion, no loss of detail. Slick, hot, sexy.
Multi-purpose pieces?: Yes! Depending on how you accessorize, this outfit can be utilized in a variety of genres. (Thus, the array of pictures.)
Sim Rating?: Sanctum is rated Mature.

Photo Details:
Models: Nimue Jewell, Sabella Fallen
Photographers: Nimue Jewell, Sabella Fallen
Locations: “Have Spacesuit Will Travel”*Deshima Space Station / “Caped Crusaders” – City of Perdition / “Discipline” – Carbondale Heights (private members only sim) / “Dive, Girl!” – Space Bums display tank, and Carbondale Heights.
Poses: Long Awkward Pose, Glitterati, Sticky Candy, Juxtapose, NLimbo, Oberon’s Trick, Poseur, DevPose, Striking Poses.

Model Details:
Nimue Jewell:
“Have Spacesuit Will Travel”*: Vixen Catsuit in Metallic Grey by SLink. Belt – WideBelt Embossed in White, by COCO (In World / The Marketplace). Restraints – Misty White Leather Restraints Set by Insolence. Eye Piece – Memory Cartridge by MetaWear 2030/Infamous Designs. Skin – Elf in Moonbeam Light by Curio. Hair – Anamone in Snow by [Ploom]. Cleavage Enhancement in Superlight by Ayumi (In World / The Marketplace). Tattoo Layer Makeup – Cat Liner by L.Fauna (In World / The Marketplace). Eyes – Snow by Miriel. Custom Eye covers, control pane, and shape by Nimue Jewell (not available for sale).

“The Caped Crusaders”: Vixen Catsuit in Cyborg Blue by SLink. Belt, cuffs, shin guards – Enthraller by Bare Rose. Skin – Tess2 in Milky by LAQ. Cleavage Enhancement by LAQ. Tattoo Layer Makeup – Cat Liner by L.Fauna (In World / The Marketplace). Mask – Columbina by Illusions (In World / The Marketplace). Hair – Diva in Light Mauve by Sixty Nine. Eyes – Light Blue by Miriel. Earrings – Teardrop in Silver by Miriel. Electrical particle effect – Electric Avatar by Basic Elements (In World / The Marketplace)

“Discipline”: Vixen Catsuit in Black by SLink. Boots – Extrema! Latex Boots by Pietas Obscurum (In World / The Marketplace), Skin – Daydream in Lace, Retro by Cupcakes (In World / Marketplace Store), Hair – Neva2 in Jealous Red by Fri.day (In World / Marketplace Store), Eyewear – Monacle V2 by CatniP (In World / Marketplace Store), Belt – Wrap Skinny Belt in Silver by COCO (In World / The Marketplace), Cleavage Enhancement in Superlight by Ayumi (In World / The Marketplace) Lashes – Glamour by Miriel, Eyes – Emerald by Miriel.

Sabella Fallen:
“Have Spacesuit Will Travel”*: Vixen Catsuit in Ruby by SLink. Belt – VariBelt by GrueLing (In World / The Marketplace). Bracelets – Black and Silver Bangle Bracelets (Freebie!) by Bound By Love (In World / The Marketplace). Dog Tags – Custom Textured Dog Tags by BC Accessory 4 Men (store closed). Armor – Cyber Vest by /108/. Headpiece – Cyber HeadGear by by /108/. Eye – Cyber Eye by by /108/. Tattoo – Think Japanese by NZ Creations (In World / The Marketplace). Thigh Straps – The Cruel Thigh Straps by Sn@tch. Weapon – M9 Beretta & Holster by BYTat.

“The Caped Crusaders”: Vixen Catsuit (includes boots) in Ruby by SLink. Cape – Enchantress in Onyx by Deviance. Mask – Divis by (Illusions. Glowy Hands/Bracelets – Energy Cell by Hawt Toons Inc. Eye Prims – Red Glow Eyes by ZTD (In World / The Marketplace).

“Discipline”: Vixen Catsuit (includes boots) in White by SLink. Ankle Boots in White Patent by Bax (In World / The Marketplace). Etaya Four Strand Collar by (Illusions. O-Ring Cuff in White by Ha! Silk Blindfold by Illusions (In World / The Marketplace), Nails by Candy Nail.

“Dive, Girl!” : Vixen Catsuit in Black by SLink. Scuba Gear (including fins, tanks, weight belt, mask, and dive belt (modified)) by Space Bums (In World / The Marketplace).

* A loving and respectful nod to the master of Science Fiction, Mr. Robert Anson Heinlein.

 
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Posted by on November 25, 2010 in Burlesque / Fetish, Costumes / Fantasy

 

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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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Romana in Rio

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Romana: View 2
I was thrilled to be offered this outfit to share with ya’ll; it’s the new Dollarbie by Seldom Blue. It was created in celebration of the opening of the Seldom Blue / Eternity Brides mini-shop at Oceane’s Body Boutique, and it’s called Romana. Since I’ve only ever been to the main store, I didn’t know that Seldom Blue offers a unique Dollarbie at each of the branch locations. Romana is exclusive to this location. (Take a look at the back wall of the shop to see other outfits exclusive to this location – the sheer white on black polka-dot bra and panty is adorable!)

While IndigoBlue describes it as having Roman influences, I was feeling a Rio De Janiero at Carnivale sort of vibe. I really like the softness of the prim skirt and sleeves. They have a great shape and color to them. The soft palette of colors used in Romana is delightful – almost like a mother-of-pearl hue. I do wish there was a little bit more coverage at the crotch of the panties – they’re a bit skimpy and come to a point a little higher than I would prefer.

Featured Outfit Details:
Price: 1L Dollarbie
Pieces: 11 + notecard + landmark + texture

Ratings:
Detailing: B+
Prim Attachments?: Yes: Sleeves and skirt
Resizing Scripts?: No
Tattoo Friendly?: Yes – each piece is offered on multiple layers
Curvy Girl Friendly?: Mostly – the pearl detailing lost a little clarity over my girls.
Multi-purpose pieces?: These could definitely be used as silks, or as part of a Carnivale costume…
Sim Rating?: Oceane’s Island on Wunderville is Mature.

Photo Details:
Model & Photographer: Sabella Fallen
Location: Carbondale Heights
Poses: Olive Juice (Alejandro) and Chanimations/Devious Minds (Show Girl)

Model Details:
Necklace & Bracelet: Bubbles by $Ganked$ (*modified*) (The Marketplace)
Fan: The Show Girl Set in White by Chanimations(The Marketplace)
Boots: Ankle Boot in White Patent by Bax (The Marketplace)
Nails: Heart Butterfly in Pink by Candy Nail (The Marketplace)
Prim Lashes: Black Medium Eyelashes by Arsnova
Eyes: Poetic Colors
Skin: Belleza
Hair: Argrace

 

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A Rose By Any Other Name

Rose Black by JayDee Designs

Naeve tossed me a landmark Saturday night and I investigated on Sunday. Arriving at JayDee Designs, I found a curious collection including everything from elegant goth to slutwear. Given that it was Halloween, I was drawn to the Rose outfit. While it actually IS a full dress, the individual elements are pure lingerie. [It should be noted that there’s a more classically ‘lingerie’ version, called Rose Black RP – but I was really drawn to the back view of the dress version. The two are similar, but the dress has a bit more natural line over the bottom.] There are multiple looks that can be created using the pieces provided, and two are specifically ‘lingerie.’ One is a skimpy, barely there g-string and bra combo, and the other is more of a Elvira-esque teddy. I couldn’t resist it. Really, I did try! A touch of pallor to the skin, a dark lipstick, eyes of a crimson hue, and I was ready for this goth ensemble that’s a new vamp’s wet dream.

Since we’d just shot Naeve’s latest at Dragon Rose Isle, I asked the gang at SLU if they could recommend some other locations. After visiting five or so other places (Arkham, The Abbey, Innsbrook, and a couple others, I gave in; there’s really no where on SL quite like Dragon Rose Isle. But it’s a big place, and I found a spot I’d not visited before – somewhere terribly suitable for the dark atmosphere that the Rose ensemble inspired.

What’s “Just Right”: The “Teddy” version: The graceful upward-sweeping lines of the jewels on the back are what made it a ‘must-buy’ for me. While I have seen rhinestones detailed more convincingly in one or two other outfits by other designers, the Rose set does look pretty good. It easily passes the ‘ten foot’ rule; it only breaks down a little when you zoom in. I *love love love* the prim ‘skirt’ that goes with it – layers of lace adorned with a sweet little rosette that draws the eye to delicious sexy curve where back meets derriere. The sheer fabric is nicely done. G-string/Bra Version: Again, I have to say that the back of the outfit tops the front. The g-string has a three-cord detail that’s sexy, and the bra has intricate lines of jewels.

What Could Use Improvement: The front didn’t stand up to the fullness of my breasts – on a more modestly curved avatar, it may look better. I noticed a bit too much distortion in the pattern for my taste. The prim garter is a lovely extra touch — but thighs aren’t round, they’re oval. I had a hard time fitting the garter properly.

Detail View: Back

Detail View: Garter

Detail View: Bodice / Skin / Eyes

Detail View: Creepy

Detail View: Dress Close Up

Other things to note: This outfit is sold as a dress, and you get a number of skirt options. Some call for a system skirt, which on a girl of my curves gets a bit odd looking – like I’m wearing a bustle. Still… the dress is gorgeous, and I had fun sashaying about wearing it.

Featured Outfit Details: Rose Black by JayDee Designs
Price: 399L
Pieces: Lingerie = 8: 2 pants / 2 shirts for different looks/amounts of coverage + gloves + stockings + garter + flexy skirt. Dress = 15. Bodylight + landmark + Notecard also included.

Ratings:
Detailing: A-
Prim Attachments?: Yes: flexy skirt for lingerie look, plus multiple skirt options for the dress.
Resizing Scripts?: Yes
Tattoo Friendly?: Pieces are not offered on multiple layers: Only Shirt and Pant. But most folks – if they wear a tattoo on a clothing layer – wear it on Underwear / Undershirt, so you should be good to go.
Curvy Girl Friendly?: Not as much as I would have liked.
Multi-purpose pieces?: Yes – the outfit actually IS a dress.
Sim Rating?:

Photo Details:
Model & Photographer: Sabella Fallen
Location: (+NO SALVATION+, Dragon Rose Isle (75, 234, 23)
Poses: Whole Lotta Rosie (store under reconstruction), Just A Pose, Penny Dreadful Arcade (closed), ANOmations by Cristiano Midnight, Ilse’s Animations

Model Details:
Mary-Jane Shoes: Lara, by SLink
Eyes: Red, by Vanilla C Designs
Skin: Coagulate, by Violent Seduction
Eyebrows: Musette, by Nocturnal Flesh
Cleavage: Grayscale Tintable Enhancement by Ayumi
Earrings: Orinthia by Illusions
Hair: Argrace
Wedding Ring: JCNY

 

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Little She-Devil

Naeve modeling Belial by Blacklace

SummoningKneeling
Top CloseupSibirica Horns
SassyInfernal Magic
Bax Prestige BootsBarbed Wire Bangles
Hand on HipSorceress
By Naeve Rossini

BlackLace unveiled the Belial: Red Leather Devil Costume at their
Halloween line launch show at the Runway Cafe on 10 October. I was teased with it in the announcement notecard and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. What can I say? I put this on a week and a half before Halloween and I’ve been wearing it ever since!

I’ve loved BlackLace’s products ever since the first time I set foot in their store and every time I go back, there’s something new to fall in love with. Belial is no exception and it honours their high standard of quality.

The lingerie is a saucy leather strap affair, practically a harness-turned-teddy by the addition of some of the best sheer fabric texturing I’ve seen. While it’s naughty enough to skirt the edge of fetish, it still retains the mystique of lingerie in a perfect balance.

Although the extra parts were included to complete the outfit, I never expect extras to measure up as well as products where the designer specializes in, say, horns or boots. The ones provided were decent, but were ultimately supplanted by products from Illusions and Bax Coen, respectively. The wings were pretty good and I opted not to search for alternatives.

What’s “Just Right”: The whole combo just works together. Even with the included horns and boots, it looks unified with each piece complementing the others. It manages to make someone terminally saccharine in appearance look even mildly sultry, so kudos to BlackLace on that! My favourite part of the whole outfit is the sheer textures in the teddy and the stockings. The highlights and shadows and hints of red are just right.

What Could Use Improvement: Speaking directly to the lingerie, I would have liked to see leather straps that weren’t quite as glossy. The effect seemed a little less realistic to me, though the complaint is really like quibbling over whether one brand of caviar is better than another. I would have liked to see some kind of boning in the teddy to match the rear garter straps; they just seem structurally odd where they are currently placed.

Featured Outfit Details:
Featured Outfit: Belial Red Leather Devil Costume by BlackLace (In World, SL Marketplace); alas, there is only one colour available only in-world
Price: $450
Pieces: 26; 10 clothing, 16 prim, plus 7 non-clothing objects

Ratings:
Detailing: A- Fabulous job altogether, extra impressed with the highlights and shadows on the sheer parts, but the leather straps could stand to have slightly improved textures to give it a more realistic appearance
Prim Attachments: Wings, Horns (not shown), Pendant, Bangles, Charm Bracelets (not shown), Boots (not shown)
Resizing Scripts: There are resizer scripts in all of the prim attachments except the pendant
Permissions: No Copy, No Modify, Transfer; the prims (except boots) have limited Modify permissions, although they appear to be No Modify due to the scripts’ permissions
Tattoo Friendly: Yes; you just need to be careful which layers you select as some will overlap with others and you’ll end up with lighter/darker sections of sheer fabric
Curvy Girl Friendly: Yes
Sim Rating: PG

Photo Details:
Model: Naeve Rossini
Photographer: Sabella Fallen
Props: Fireball and Pentagram/Candle set from the Sourceress: Fire Ritual, by Chanimations/Devious Minds (In World / The Marketplace)
Location: No Salvation: Dark Gothic Church, Dragon Rose Bay
Poses: DeePosed, Long Awkward Pose, Olive Juice, Glam Affair (no longer available)

Model Details:
Outfit: Belial Red Leather Devil Costume by BlackLace
Horns: Sibirica by Illusions
Boots: Prestige Leather Boots in Red by Bax Coen Designs
Nails: Magic of Witch in Red by Candy Nail
Skin: Kate by League
Hair: Annika by Truth
Eyes: Hell Fire by Poetic Colors

 

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