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A Late Hour

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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Simply Stunning

...Stunning...

Second Life lingerie superstars BlackLace have teamed up with a real-life corset company for a really cool promotion: buy one of the SL collection – which mirrors a RL design – and receive a $25.00 off code to purchase a corset in RL! That’s pretty hecka cool! The partnership is with Vollers Corsets and the discounted corset can be purchased from www.abeautifulcorset.com. It looks like we have a total of six releases to look forward to: Stunning, Salacious, Dazzling, Enchanting, Ravishing, and Worship. The first and second of the series are now available – Stunning and Salacious – and they’re quite a treat!

The first thing that caught my eye about the Stunning corset was the rich interplay of lace and satin. The whole of the corset is overlaid with a large-pattern lace. I selected the crimson, though it’s also available in gold and a burnished pewter. In comparing the pictures between the Vollers corset and their corset, they really nailed the design.

What’s “Just Right”: The strength of BlackLace often lies in their use of texture. Here, lace overlays a gleaming satin, creating depth that’s visually interesting. The lace also helps to conceal a weaknesses I’ve seen from time to time in BlackLace releases, and that’s the highlighting on the bust in their garments. It can sometimes appear they’re designed for a smaller bustline, with opportunities for under-bust shading to accent the girls being missed. With Stunning, the darkness of the lace renders that issue moot. I like the way the panties mirror the back line of the corset. I also like the prim tops to the gloves. This is an area I have not seen enhanced with prim work before – on shirts, sure… but never that level of attention given to gloves. The fabric highlight and shadow work on them is already excellent, and the prim cuffs finish them off beautifully. The busk in the back, the eyelets and the lacing pattern also show a level of attention detail that I really appreciate, and is extremely well done.

Primping

Detail: Back

What Could Use Improvement: Because BlackLace is mirroring an outfit that already exists in RL, they’re limited by the vision of someone else’s design. This puts a little bit of a restriction on creativity – I think they might have done more with the stockings and panties, if they had the freedom to do so. I would have liked to see the slightest touch of wrinkle on the undies to emphasize the high curve of the butt, or maybe a secondary panty option with more coverage.

Other things to note: Salacious was released on Saturday (Dec 4th) after I’d already purchased Stunning, and I’ll be honest – I probably would have snatched it up instead, given a choice between the two. Definitely worth checking it out on the Alphamale/BlackLace Blog or at their in-world location. It should also be noted that included in the delivery is A TEDDY BEAR!

Featured Outfit Details:
Price: $498
Pieces: 9 + 4 prims + 3 notecards (BlackLace Bio, FAQ, and the Coupon Code), + 2 textures + landmark + TEDDY BEAR.
Availability: Black on Red (Featured), Black on Gold, and Black on pewter/gray.

Ratings:
Detailing: A-.
Prim Attachments?: 4: 2 glove tops, 2 charm bracelets (Plus a TEDDY BEAR!)
Resizing Scripts?: Not applicable
Tattoo Friendly?: Yes – a generous variety of layers was provided.
Curvy Girl Friendly?: Yes – the patterning of the lace conceals whatever imperfections there might be.
Multi-purpose pieces?: If creative, this could be matched up with a flirty little skirt for a fun night out dancing.
Sim Rating?: Alphamale is rated PG.

Photo Details:
Model & Photographer: Sabella Fallen
Location: Carbondale Heights
Poses: With Love & Squalor, Long Awkward Pose, Kria Flan, Medhue Animations, Chanimations, Olive Juice

Vendor List:
AT Design: Urban Loft “Basic” edition (The Marketplace)
Bitter Sweet: Royal Planter
Earthstones: Tennis Bracelet, Tennis Necklace, Dangle Stud Earrings (Group Gifts)
FE Skyboxes: Overhead lights & Artwork
MudHoney: Madera Bed
Musical Alchemy: Concert Grand Piano
La Galleria: Ebony Isfahan Oriental rug, White Marble Fireplace and Table Lamp
N-Core: Soul XtremeHeel II Galaxy (The Marketplace)
RC Cluster: Beauty Counter, Makeup Artist Chair, Makeup accessories
Silken Surrender: Hairbrush (The Marketplace)
The Loft: Alex Black Sofa, Mayer Bench

*In case I forgot to mention it: The box includes a TEDDY BEAR. 🙂

 
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Posted by on December 7, 2010 in Corsets

 

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Angel D’Amour

Trashy Girls In Style: You Are My Angel

Last week we were able to report from Virtual London Fashion Week about the new line of lingerie from Trashy Girls in Style and their bridal division, Amore Dolce. I’m happy to report that the first of the line up is now available for sale! I was excited to see the feminine details and very classic lines of the You are my Angel laced corset. The lines on the bodice harken back to Victorian underpinnings with their angles of support for the bust, but are brought to you in delicate laces instead of Victorian muslin. This release is available in four colors: White, Butter, Baby Blue and Blush

What’s “Just Right”: There are so many “just right” details on this one! I love the single rhinestone found nestled into the bows and interspersed along the ribbons on the front. It’s such a minor little thing, but it adds a delicate, girlie touch. The inset panel of lace along the front creates visual interest, as does the seaming elements along the sides. The prim ruffle at the hem and bustline is a perfect touch. I appreciate the two different panty options: a full coverage – yet deliciously sheer – bikini and a more daring thong. Oh, wait, how could I neglect the maribou boa! Our models had fun playing with them, and they underscored the overall elegance of the piece.

What Could Use Improvement: The stocking choices included in each set are Black, Blush, Tan and White — but one of the outfits is Baby Blue… and thus that ensemble doesn’t have a stocking that matches. (This may simply be a release error/oversight, as there are SO many pieces provided in the set.)

Other things to note: As mentioned in other blog posts, Trashy Girls in Style has extremely generous freebies and lowbies available in the store. Don’t forget to look upstairs for some really great deals!

Disclaimer for full disclosure: This outfit and the furniture in the bedroom setting were graciously provided by the designers.

Mirror's View


Detail: Back - Thong


Detail: Front


Detail: Back - Panty

Photo Details:
Models: Kali Ireland, Faye Nymphea, Sabella Fallen
Photographer: Sabella Fallen
Furniture: Walnut Four Poster Bed, Walnut Vanity/Dressing Table & Bench, Ribbon Cuddle Chaise, Ebony Isfahan Oriental Rug – all by La Galleria (In World / The Marketplace)
Accessories: Make-up by La Galleria (In World / The Marketplace)
Building: Victorian Manor Themed Skybox by Finch Endrizzi (In World / The Marketplace)
Poses: DeePosed, Burned Rice
Location: Carbondale Heights

Outfit Details:
Price: 249L
Pieces: 21 + 2 landmarks + info card

Model Details:
Kali Ireland: Hair by Ava-Tare, Shape and Skin by Dreams Inc.
Sabella Fallen: Hair by Argrace, Skin by Belleza, Eyes by LAQ, Nails by Candy Nail, Wedding Ring by JCNY
Faye Nymphea: Shoes – High Heels Stilettos by Immerschoen (In World / The Marketplace) Hair by Truth, Eyes by GuTi, Skin by Dreams Inc., heavily self-modified shape by E-Styles.

Ratings:
Detailing: A! So many elements are strong on this outfit, from the rhinestones to the ribbons!
Prim Attachments?: Boa (3 pieces), bodice ruffle, hem ruffle
Resizing Scripts?: None
Tattoo Friendly?: Yes! A multitude of layer options are provided
Curvy Girl Friendly?: Yes! It looked good on all of our model shapes and sizes!
Multi-purpose pieces?: Yes! I actually saw Freya wearing pieces from this outfit under a jacket at the fashion show and it looked stunning!
Sim Rating?: The New Life sim is rated Mature.

 
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Posted by on October 24, 2010 in Corsets

 

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She’s So Fresh

Fresh Lingerie, by N-Core

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Sooo… I sort of exhausted my personal SL play money / allowance for the month, buying up poses and accessories and lingerie and .. stuff… so I decided to prowl through past purchases for something fun to share with ya’ll, rather than go over budget. As you’ve probably noticed, some of my absolute favorite shoes come from N-Core… but they don’t JUST make shoes, they also make some remarkably fun clothes, including some lingerie offerings. (I have a pairs of their unbuttoned jeans and shorts for when I’m feeling blatantly slutty.)

The Fresh Lingerie ensemble is adorable in an innocent, flirty 50s retro look and it immediately drew my eye when I wandered through their clothing section. It isn’t offered in any other colors other than what’s pictured.

What’s “Just Right”: The design elements of Fresh Lingerie are what made me pull this one out to share. It’s so darned perky and cute that you can’t help but smile when you slip into those polka dot wisps of fabric. I got a “That’s adorable!” when the honey saw it. I like the contrast of the black ruffle edging, and the lines of the garments are extremely feminine.

What Could Use Improvement: The realism factor on this outfit is a bit lower than I’d prefer. There’s no front or back clasp on the bra and over-all, there are missed opportunities for shading and highlighting work to accentuate a woman’s curves. The barely-there panty is also sort of odd – it’s completely invisible from the back when you wear the garter belt… AND you can’t wear the stockings without the garterbelt, as the straps are part of the sock layer. 😦

Other things to note: When you visit the store, be sure to head upstairs to the clothing area. On a display stand towards the east side of the store, there are a number of free gifts.

PS: Thank you to all those on the SLU Group Chat who suggested Retro or 50’s themed sims I might be able to go and take pictures in!

Photo Details:
Model & Photographer: Sabella Fallen
Lingerie: Fresh Lingerie by N-Core (In World / Not Available on The Marketplace)
Shoes: High School XtremeHeel in Black by N-core (In World / The Marketplace)
Jewelry: All Heart Jewelry Set in Black, by Cad & Tart (http://slurl.com/secondlife/Wind%20River%20Territory/28/220/2 / Not Available on The Marketplace)
Belly Chain: Silver Belly Chain by Blood Diamond
Model Details: Hair by Argrace, Skin by Belleza, Eyes by LAQ, Nails by Candy Nail, Wedding Ring by JCNY
Location: Artilleri, Carbondale Heights using a Second Spaces environment, L I C K
Poses: Striking Poses, Vista, Artilleri, L I C K

Outfit Details:
Price: 120L
Pieces: 4

Ratings:
Detailing: B
Prim Attachments?: None
Resizing Scripts?: Not applicable
Tattoo Friendly?: No
Curvy Girl Friendly?: Mostly – some distortion on the polka-dots.
Multi-purpose pieces?: Maybe if you get REALLY creative…
Sim Rating?: N-Core is PG

 
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Posted by on October 1, 2010 in BPGB: Bra / Panty / Garterbelt

 

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Here, Kitty Kitty!

Carrie's Lingerie: Leopard

Detail View #2: Shoes by N-Core

Extra View #1

I love stumbling across something new! I was wandering around the grid looking at Project Themeory participants and caught a glimpse of a distant texture that looked lingerie-ish. I headed that way like a hound pursuing a fox, and found myself at CB Designs, aka Carrie’s Lingerie. I looked around and found a few pieces that have been sitting on my XStreet Favorites for a while that I hadn’t had time to follow up on. My loud “Oooooh!!” prompted my partner in crime (among other things), Abe Shackleton, to pop over and help me pick out some things. “Uh. Yeah. THAT.” was prompted by the little number I wanted to share with you today. It’s called Leopard – and it couldn’t be more simple… but well done simplicity outshines poorly done “froof” any day of the week. [Though, honestly, it was a struggle to choose between Leopard and Parys in Brick.] I wound up with half a dozen purchases in relatively short order.

What’s “Just Right”: I love the extra detail of the long, flowing prim bow – though the outfit does look good without it, if you just have to have something else worn in that slot, i.e. a collar. The slight ruffling of the fabric as it hits the upper thigh gives a nice touch of realism. The pattern brings a flirtatious bit of naughtiness to what is a very modest, feminine little outfit.

What Could Use Improvement: I do wish the prim bow had a *tiny* bit more texture detail on it – it’s a touch flat in appearance. A rich velvet or satin gloss would really amp it up a bit. Offering it in a chest slot option would also have been nice.

Other things to note: While this particular outfit is not available on XStreet, you can find many other things from Carrie Bridger Designs on XStreet. One thing to note — definitely shop their in-world store. The photographs on Xstreet really don’t do the outfits justice in some cases. Items that I passed over when doing online shopping, I snatched up when I saw them in-world.

Photo Details:
Model & Photographer: Sabella Fallen
Lingerie: Leopard, from Carrie’s Lingerie
Shoes: SOUL XtremeHeel II “Leopard Special Edition” by N-core.
Necklace & Earrings: Pearl Drops in Cream, by PERSONA
Location/Background/Props: Steampimp Bedroom Set from the Julia Collection. (Thank you to Julez Odigaunt for her gracious permission to shoot these pictures in her store!)
Poses: Long Awkward Pose

Outfit Details:
Price: L$150
Pieces: 3 plus a texture and landmark

Ratings:
Detailing: A
Prim Attachments: one bow, worn on chest
Resizing Scripts: None
Tattoo Friendly?: No. The outfit is offered on Undershirt + Underpants layer only. 😦
Curvy Girl Friendly?: Mostly – You can see from the pictures that the tight pattern of the leopard spot visibly shifted a bit on the chest and hip area.. but honestly, that’s to be expected. There was also a bit of a line visible due to avatar mesh.
Multi-purpose pieces?: This COULD be worn over leggings and without the bow for a clubbing look…

 

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My Babygirl, My SexyDoll, My Whore…

The Whore... SexyDoll BabyPink

Jewelry by JCNY

Panty Closeup

View From the Back

Ok, so life (and SL) has been a little crazy for me lately. Whole lot going on, but little of it had to do with lingerie — other than as a means of tempting someone into taking it off. I wanted to jump back into the swing of things with a very hot little number that I stumbled on as a result of doing some 50 Linden Friday shopping. I bumped into a lady at the Kyoot store named Yasmine Paramour, and she was wearing a sphaghetti strap tee shirt of epic proportions. Inspect wasn’t working due to sim lag, so I asked her if she wouldn’t mind telling me where she got it. She very kindly gave me a landmark, and off I went… to THE WHORE.

My Partner, Abe, soon joined me, as we excitedly wandered around. The designer, Blair Loorden, really has an eye for whorish, slutty, yet very sexy clothing. (Her wet t-shirt is hands down, the most realistic I have found thus far.) Her offerings span the gamut from tops to barely-there skirts, revealing dresses to bikinis. She also offers a small selection of accessories. He kept handing me more Lindens, and I kept buying more and more and more… 🙂

I was drawn to her SexyDoll lingerie, which is offered in Baby Pink, Pink, Cyan, Green, Yellow, Black & Pink, Lilac, and Pink & Blue. The overall coloring on the piece is very obviously done by hand. This isn’t photosourced, it’s original work. So the edges are soft in a way that’s appealing.

What is Just Right: The over-all look of this piece is sexy, tarty and teasing. The flirty hint of nipple is yummy. When I put it on in the store, my Partner stared and perv-cammed me for a solid ten minutes, chortling and suggesting all manner of rude things he’d like to do to me in that outfit. So the sex appeal rating is very high on this one. I like the fabric pattern – the cute stripe is playful and the prim bows are adorable.

What Could Use Improvement: The underbust shading gets a little rough in a few spots – specifically at the under-arm area… but overall, it still stood up well to my girls… which is always a major accomplishment. I wish there was a *tiny* bit more crispness to the panty line.

XStreetSL Availability: This item is not available on Xstreet, though their Candies Skirt Fat Pack is.

Photo Details:
Model & Photographer: Sabella Fallen
Lingerie: **The Whore*- Lingerie SexyDoll BabyPink
Shoes: N-core HIGH SCHOOL XtremeHeel White
Stockings: No.9 Nylons Fishnet Stockings in White
Jewelry: wedding ring by JCNY, Necklace & Earrings set by JCNY, Bracelets by Zari, Belly Jewel by Harmony Deschanel Gems, belly chain by Bijoux.
Bunny Ears: The Whore
Location: Carbondale Heights, Environment by VivaPoses
Poses: Vivapose, Jewelry Pose by Glitterati, Stocking Removal by Faux Barbee.

Outfit Details:
Price: 160L
Pieces: 13 + Landmark

Ratings:
Detailing: B+
Prim Attachments: Bows! Delightful, cute, adorable bows!
Resizing Scripts: None
Tattoo Friendly?: Yes – a good mix of layers.
Curvy Girl Friendly?: Yes – held up well to curves.
Multi-purpose pieces?: No – pure, girly lingerie.
Sim Rating?: The Astral Dreams sim, home to The Whore MainStore, is rated Mature.

 

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“How I Feel About You Nite And Day”*

Recherche by Nyte'N'Day

Shoes by N-Core

Bracelet by Calypso Giano

Recherche by Nyte'N'Day

Nyte’N’Day was one of the first clothing stores I learned about in Second Life. It has a wide range of clothing and a small(ish) section of lingerie. While they may not offer a lot of options in underthings (8 designs total), what they do have is very well done and worth the trip. You’ll find it in the north-east corner of the main store.

Recherche is a classic camisole / teddy, with a sheer fabric edged in black lace. A small prim knot and cord prim finishes off the bustline, hinting that with one wee little tug on that string, it might just fall off – a very sexy touch. The lace pattern is pretty and contrasts beautifully with the dark teal. (I liked all the color combos available: black, Teal, Magenta, Red, Pink and White)

What Is Just Right:The back of the thong panties has a beautiful, feminine curve to them. I like that you COULD pair this with a black lace bra underneath, if you wanted to, you could wear a lace bra under the top and it would provide some lovely texture. As is, you’ll get a sexy outline of nipple or tattoo peeping out from beneath the fabric. The slit up the side on the hip is something I don’t see often and it’s a nice touch.

What Could Use Improvement: The front of the panties could use a little more coverage, for a smoother, cleaner line in the crotch. A finished seam on the hem would be a nice finishing detail.

Additional Info: Nyte’N’Day has a strong XStreet presence, which is nice for browsing or gift giving. While this particular piece isn’t available on XStreet, they do have a number of other lingerie pieces there. (Their Arden Corset is a lovely outfit that does wonderful things for your rear, if you’re a curvy girl, btw… I have it in blue.)

Photo Details:
Lingerie: Recherche in Teal by Nyte’N’Day
Jewelry: Pepper Diamond Set by Calypso Giano
Standing Pose: Whisper by (with love & squalor)
Reclinine Pose: *BR Snuggle Rug v2.0 by Burned Rice
Fireplace: Tryst

Outfit Details:
Price: 175L for one, fat pack of 6 for 595L
Pieces: 4 + texture

Ratings:
Detailing: B+ / A-
Prim Attachments: knot and cord, worn on chest
Resizing Scripts: not applicable
Tattoo Friendly?: Recherche’s top is only offered on Jacket. The panties are offered on pants and underwear. While this isn’t the largest number of options, I do think it’s tattoo friendly.
Curvy Girl Friendly?: Not as much as other pieces. The lace detailing suffered when it was stretched over my bustline. It looks beautiful on the front as it frames the navel, though.
Multi-purpose pieces?: I’ve worn it while dancing, but that’s about it for this one.
Sim Rating?: Nyte’N’Day is rated Mature

* Lyric from ‘Nite and Day,’ by Al B. Sure

 

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