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Sablier, from the BDSM collection by LeeZu

Bodice Detail
Rose Detail
Alt: Front
Shoe Detail
Side View
This is another designer that was recommended by Disaster Krogstad, and oh goodness oh my is it blogworthy! Many of the outfits I found in the BDSM collection by LeeZu were daring and delicious, but the one that immediately drew my eye and held it was Sablier. Google tells me that “Sablier” is French for “hourglass” – and it certainly does sculpt the female figure into that classic silhouette!

What’s “Just Right”: The shape of the corset has beautiful, classic lines. It has gorgeous highlighting to draw attention to a full bustline. The use of textured fabrics on the sides is a lovely, elegant touch. I like the angled lacing in the front back. Naeve’s response when I sent her the pictures for this shoot was, “OMG! You look sooooooooooooooo hot!”

What Could Use Improvement: Without a doubt, the weak point of Sablier is the garter straps. Compared to the strong texture work of the corset, they draw the eye due to their lack of clarity and detail. The concept behind the stockings is very fun, and she’s provided some shadow detailing to give depth, but they don’t hold their own in the outfit. It may not be the case on other avatars, but when I put on this outfit, there’s a distinct line at the waist, even though I wore the Jacket layer and not a pants/shirt combo.

Other things to note: Additional pieces provided include a collar with the BDSM symbol and some wrist ‘restraints.’ The shoes pictured in the pictures in the store do NOT come with the outfit (in some other ensembles in the BDSM room, the boots or shoes are included). The hip drape may give you some difficulty with resizing, but the details of it – the lace drape, the roses at each hip, are well worth the trouble.

Featured Outfit Details:
Price: 690L
Pieces: 14 + 3 notecards (including an educational overview of BDSM), Texture and landmark
Availability: Red or Black

Ratings:
Detailing: B+. If the garter straps were stronger, it would move into the A range.
Prim Attachments?: Collar, rope bracelet (L & R), skirt drape
Tattoo Layer: Yes: Full corset and panties on Tattoo layer
Resizing Scripts?: None
Tattoo Friendly?: Yes – Sablier has a very wide variety of available layers, including pants/underpants, shirt, undershirt and jacket.
Curvy Girl Friendly?: Yes – it held up to even my curves quite well.
Multi-purpose pieces?: The corset could be used for clubbing..?
Permissions?: Clothing is Copy only. Prim items are Modify/Copy.
Sim Rating?: General

Photo Details:
Model: Rick Seaside & Sabella Fallen
Photographer: Sabella Fallen
Location: Carbondale Heights, on location in La Galleria
Poses: NLimbo, LAP, DommEcile
Props: Office – on location, all props by La Galleria. Bedroom: Furniture by La Galleria. Perfume bottles: Alchemy Immortalis.

Model Details:
Sabella – Corset & Stockings: Sablier in Red by LeeZu. Jewelry: Divinica by JCNY. Shoes: Shark in Red by N-Core. Eye Makeup: Freebie by Nomine
Rick – Shape and Skin: Belleza. Clothing: INEEDIT. Shoes: Awori Cassini

Vendor List:
Alchemy Immortalis
Awori-Cassini: (In World / The Marketplace)
Belleza
DommEcile:(The Marketplace)
JCNY: (In World / The Marketplace)
La Galleria: (In World / The Marketplace)
LeeZu: Sablier ensemble (In World / The Marketplace)
Long Awkward Pose
N-Core: (In World / The Marketplace)
Nomine: (In World / The Marketplace)

 
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Posted by on July 10, 2011 in Burlesque / Fetish, Corsets

 

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Angels We Have Heard On High

Naeve Rossini in Angelic by Blacklace


Naeve in BlackLace

This whole idea (SLingerie) came about when I asked the fashionistas of SLUniverse whether or not there was a lingerie-focused fashion blog or feed. No one knew of one, and a couple folks encouraged me to give it a try. So my second question was, ‘Who is your favorite designer?’ Several folks immediately said, ‘BlackLace.’

Later that same day, I had a really lovely chat with Gemini from BlackLace. I’ve only bought one piece from their house in the past (Belle: White Satin Corset Cincher & Bra Set), despite wandering through the store two or three times, because of breast detailing. In SL as in RL, designers have to sell to their demographic. I’m very curvy, and the pieces I had seen from BlackLace didn’t seem like they were built for a girl of my proportions. She and I chatted about under-bust shading, and I showed her some examples of pieces that enhanced and defined a fuller bustline, versus ones that didn’t. It was a great conversation, and I came away feeling like BlackLace really *does* want customer feedback and dialogue, which is a rarity. After our chat, I wandered through the store again, and picked up a item fom a Hunt they’re participating in. Lo and behold, it was an under-bust bra, panties and garter, and it looked HOT!

But back to the SLU Fashionistas… Naeve said she’d love to help, and pulled this lovely number out of her inventory as one of her personal favorites. We poofed over to Dragon Rose Isle, and she let me take a couple of pics.

What I like: The softness. The outfit is sold as an ensemble, and includes the wings, halo, bra, panties and garterbelt. The lace detail on the panties and the embroidery on the garter belt is quite lovely. There’s great detail on the strap clips for the garterbelt as well.

What I don’t like: The softness. Yes, I know, that doesn’t make much sense, but bear with me. To some degree, the detail is lost on the bra cup, which almost looks blurry – as if the wearer had been run through a ‘soft focus’ filter in photoshop. I couldn’t tell if it was the texture work, or Naeve’s breasts. Also, it’s very nitpicky, but the straps on a garter belt don’t really curve inward like that, from the side of the hip to the front of the thigh. There isn’t a lot of detail on the back of the garter belt – continuing the embroidery pattern would have been a lovely finishing touch.

[As a random side note, to quote from one of my favorite books, ‘Sex Tips for Girls’ – “Ladies, the panties go ON TOP of the garterbelt, not the other way around! That way, you can take them off more quickly!” … but I’ve never seen a designer – in SL or RL – that actually modelled their outfits that way.]

Other notes: I like that BlackLace has a very strong presence on Xstreet. I know some folks don’t like the site because they are convinced that all things LL are evil, but it’s a place I can browse for pretties while on a lunch break at work, which makes it an invaluable resource for me. Heck, when I saw Naeve’s choice of outfit, I jumped on XStreet to look for accessories, and found that gorgeous rosary.

Photo Details:
Lingerie, Bracelet, Wings & Halo: Angelic White (Blacklace)
Shoes: d’Orsay White Patent (Stiletto Moody)
Necklace: Rosary Necklace (Ken Rosenthal)
Poses: CM-Decipher This PR4, BG1-Barbie2 PR4 (Long Awkward Pose)
Location: Dragon Rose Isle

About the Model: Naeve Rossini
Hair: Verena Black Pearl (Damselfly)
Nails: #P006 Long Prim Red (Candy Nail)
Eyes: Ocean Mist (Poetic Colors)
Skin: Kate Deeptan Glam (League)
Shape: Custom (Naeve Rossini)

Photo Details:
Model: Naeve Rossini
Photographer: Sabella Fallen

Outfit Details: LIMITED EDITION!!
Price: 398L
Pieces: 9 + texture and landmark.

Ratings:
Detailing: B – The lower section of the garter belt and the thong are really exquisite. More detail on the top of the bra cup would be nice!
Prim Attachments: Wings and Halo, plus a gold and a silver bracelet.
Resizing Scripts: None required. Though a script to modify the glow / bling on the halo would have been a lovely extra touch.
Tattoo Friendly?: Partially. The bra is available on the shirt and undershirt layer. The panties & garter belt are on separate layers, so if you wear tattoos on your underwear layer, you’ll be running around sans g-string.
Curvy Girl Friendly?: Mostly. The g-string and garterbelt look fantastic. The bra could use a wee bit more shadow/detailing to give definition to a fuller bustline.
Multi-purpose pieces?: Costume party… seducing that devil in your life… but otherwise, no. This is pure girlie lingerie.

 
 

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