|By Naeve Rossini
The first time I ever heard of Cipher, it was when I inspected an awesome sculpted biker’s jacket worn by someone much taller than me. For sure, Cipher (and Cipher Ivory) is not about lingerie; the highlight of her store is her collection of jackets (men and women) and the overall feel is somewhat punk and eclectic. It’s a testament to the quality of her work that her one clear piece of lingerie gets the nod for this blog.
What’s “Just Right”: I love this outfit! There are so many things going right for it, I don’t know where to start. How about my butt? As a girl whose backside is probably her best feature, Cipher’s Armaros lingerie does a fantastic job of highlight all my curves in that area. So many designers have garter belts that seem to just wrap around the hips in a straight line. Cipher’s creation, on the other hand, has a natural sweep to it that gives my hips a lovely curve and fill to them.
The thong, too, does all the right things to show off that butt and to decorate the front with deliciously pretty patterns without giving away all of a girl’s secrets. The corset is likewise, exquisitely detailed.
One of the greatest highlights of this lingerie set is the sheer number of options that you can choose to wear. There are a whopping 53 pieces to the set, not to mention an additional 5 textures just to show you some of the combinations you can wear. This should be the standard for lingerie makers, especially for bra and panty and garter belt sets.
What Could Use Improvement: The one spot where I would like the most improvement is in the garter straps. This may be a “curvy girl” issue, but there was noticeable pixelation (albeit no distortion) in the straps as the came down over my butt.
The other part that could use a little more attention is the bra. I would like to see a little more separation between it and the corset, but more than that, I’d like to see some more detail in it to match the level found in the other pieces. For the purple bra, the colour’s just a little too bright compared to the duller shades in the other pieces. More delicate lace and less satin and it would have been perfect.
Featured Outfit Details:
Featured Outfit: Armaros by Cipher (In World, SL Marketplace), available in Black, Blue (not shown), Purple, Red (not shown) and White (not shown)
Price: $300 each; $1300 fat pack ($200 savings); Free Demo
Pieces: 53, just about every combination and every layer under the sun
Detailing: A- The detailing in the corset, garter belt and thong are so good that they overshadow the bra. Unfortunately, the garter strap distortion drops the mark down a bit.
Prim Attachments: Not Applicable
Resizing Scripts: Not Applicable
Tattoo Friendly?: OMG is it ever! Pick a layer, any layer.
Curvy Girl Friendly?: Yes, except for some distortion around the garter belt’s straps
Multi-purpose pieces?: You can mix and match all you want with this outfit. The stockings in particular lend well to other outfits, but the rest of it is clearly bedroom wear (unless you’re the sort to wear bedroom wear in public).
Sim Rating?: PG. It’s risquee, but less revealing than most swimwear.
Models: Naeve Rossini and Sabella Fallen
Photographer: Sabella Fallen
Location: Carbondale Heights
Poses: Glitterati, DeePosed, Morantique and Musical Alchemy
Props: Long Stem Rose by Illusions, Vitabela Phone Sette by Morantique, Concert Grand Piano by Musical Alchemy, Phone by Second Spaces, Lilies by deviousMind
Naeve – Outfit: Armaros in Purple by Cipher, Skin Oil: Body Oil by LAQ, Necklace: Diamond Heart & Pearl Choker Triple Strand by Luthien Unsung, Heels: Classic Pump in Blackberry by Juicy, Nails: Long Prim Nails in Purple by Candy Nail; Skin by League, Hair by Truth, Eyes by Poetic Colors
Sabella – Outfit: Armaros in Black by Cipher, Skin Oil: Body Oil by LAQ, Necklace: Pearl Necklace in Black by JD, Heels: Leeza Pixel Mode Leeza Locking Heels in Liquid by PixelMode, Nails: Long Prim Nails in Red by Candy Nail; Skin by Belleza, Hair by Argrace, Eyes by LAQ
While Sabella and I were shopping for the lingerie, we were so distracted by another display in the corner, we had to buy the other outfit, too.
Behold the Captain(s) Lacey!
What’s “Just Right”: If you love lace, you have to get this outfit. The detail is absolutely luscious, especially on the stockings. The whole ensemble looks fantastic and even if you forego the skirt, you’ll be turning heads, pirate or not. There are options to be as demure (Naeve) or as racy (Sabella) as you’d like. (You could go racier by dropping the panty, but this is a PG blog.)
As a related item, I really liked the eyepatch that came with the hat. Alas, the hat, hair and eyepatch are all one object. Very well done, though. At first I thought it’d be too gaudy, but once I put it on, it totally worked for the outfit.
What Could Use Improvement: There’s very little that I’d like to see improved, although if I had to nitpick, I’d ask for some more highlights in the corset texture as well as giving the skirt a lacier feel to it. The satin look that it has now looks a little too “solid” and I’d like to see it look softer.
Bonus Outfit Details:
Bonus Outfit: Lacey Mini-Dress by Cipher (In World, SL Marketplace); available in Black (not shown) and Red
Price: $400 Lacey Mini-Dress; Naeve’s hat is $200; Naeve’s choker is $200; the whole set, along with a pair of Strangle II Belted Boots (not shown) is $1000 in the Captain Lacey Punk Pirate All In Pack.
Pieces: 19 (9 clothing, 10 prims)
Detailing: A+ This outfit is very strong on detail in every piece.
Prim Attachments: 10; 2 skirts (pelvis), 2 lace collars (chest and spine), 2 lace cuffs (right and left upper arm), 2 garters (right and left hip), 2 arm warmers (right and left forearm)
Resizing Scripts: No
Tattoo Friendly?: Yes. The outfit covers a lot of skin
Curvy Girl Friendly?: Yes
Multi-purpose pieces?: The skirt isn’t very multipurpose, but the stockings and the corset can definitely be mixed and matched with other clothing to great effect.
Models: Naeve Rossini and Sabella Fallen
Photographer: Sabella Fallen
Location: Black Spot Shipyard, Black Spot
Poses: DeePosed, Long Awkward Pose
Props: Dragoon Pistol by Michael Dumont
Naeve Rossini – Dress: Lacey Mini-Dress in Red by Cipher, Hat: Jolly Roger Captain Hat in Red by Cipher, Neckwear: Phantom Stand Collar Choker by Cipher, Shoes: Venice Boots in Black by Kitties Lair, Nails: Long Prim Nails in Red by Candy Nail; Skin by League, Hair by Truth, Eyes by Poetic Colors
Sabella Fallen – Dress: Lacey Mini-Dress in Red by Cipher, Shoes: Danielle Over-Knee Boots in Black by PixelMode, Eyepatch: Port Obello Freebie Eyepatch, Belt: Gorean Caste Belt in Warrior Red by sDc, Bodice Accessory: from Varda Rose Mask by Illusions, Earrings: Granuaile Pirate Wench by GK Designs; Skin by Belleza, Hair by Argrace, Eyes by LAQ