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Mme. Chatouille, by DeviousBeauty

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Skirting Detail
The Show's Headliner
Boots by Bax Coen
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If I’m remembering right from high school French class, the name of our featured outfit translates to “Lady Tickles”… hmm… sounds awefully naughty when you put it like that! But Mme. Chatouille, by Devious Beauty, the fashion arm of Devious Minds/Chanimations, really does tickle the fancy! It’s part of their burlesque line (recently added to with their release of “Miss Dhalia“). I’ve used many of their props and poses here in the blog, but this is the first clothing piece we’ve reviewed for you. Mme. Chatouille was released in December 25th, 2009, and is described by the creator as being “Burlesque Couture and Lingerie” all in one. I agree. Of their clothing line, this one has remained my personal favorite of all of their releases. It’s also the design that Sean Gorham was most drawn to, when we popped over to take a look.

What’s “Just Right”: The level of detail and options in Mme. Chatouille is positively luxurious. There are a variety of looks one can put together – pantyhose or stockings, covered or uncovered, with skirts or without, pasties, bows, you name it. The colors offered are vibrant and intense. This is the sort of outfit that Christina A *wished* she could have worn in her recent movie… I found myself really liking both the pantyhose and the stocking options.

Side View: Sing It Again, Sam
Risque: Topless
Brickhouse Beauty

What Could Use Improvement: The frilled collar gave us a bit of frustration, as it fell directly into/through the face in many of the poses we tried. If it had been modify, we could have saved some really gorgeous pictures, but alas. While it’s exquisite, the design also mandates a short or updo hairstyle – there’s no getting around that.

Other things to Note: Devious Beauty has a wide array of offerings on the Marketplace. They also have some of the most amazing poses and props you’ll see anywhere.

Featured Outfit Details: Mme. Chatouille, by Devious Beauty
Price: 750L in world, 800L on the Marketplace.
Pieces: 40
Availability: Black, White, Red, Pink, Rose, Blue, Teal.

Ratings:
Detailing: A
Prim Attachments: 2 skirts, corset ties, glove tops, Top hat with and without veil, frilled collar.
Resizing Scripts: Yes
Tattoo Friendly?: Yes: Multiple layers are provided.
Curvy Girl Friendly?:
Multi-purpose pieces?: Possibly, if one was creative.
Permissions: Copy, No Trans. Clothing layers: No Mod. Prim attachments: Resize Only
Sim Rating?: DeviousBeauty is rated Adult.

Photo Details:
Model: Sean Gorham
Photographer: Sabella Fallen
Location: (including SLURL)
Poses: Chanimations, Musical Alchemy
Props: Chanimations, Musical Alchemy

Model Details:
Attachments: Hat (with and without veil), two skirts (“mini” and “tutu”), collar, glove tops and glove laces – Mme. Chatouille in red by deviousMind
Outfit: Mme. Chatouille in red by deviousMind
Boots: Black Patent Ankle Boots by Bax Coen
Earrings: Ruby Studs by Caroline Apollo
Skin: Nubia Cocoa by Oceane
Hair: Rabi by Little Heaven
Eyes: Allure in purple by L.Fauna

Vendor List:
Bax Coen: (In World / SL Marketplace)
Devious Minds/Chanimations: Mme. Chatouille Burlesque Couture, Fetish Caberet Photo Stage, (Midnight Muse microphone), ShowDiva Boa in Black
L.Fauna: (In World / Marketplace Store)
Musical Alchemy: Upright Piano + rezzables (In World / SL Marketplace)

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Posted by on September 10, 2011 in Burlesque / Fetish

 

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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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Ooh La Lacey!

Let Me Just Slip Into Something More Comfortable...

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I can always count on Disaster Krogstad to have a recommendation for places to shop. He has a keen eye, enjoys spoiling his little moppet, and has traveled the grid far more widely than I. Recently he showed me a little boutique on the Tableau sim, Ooh LaLa. (Addendum: The sim is currently under re-design, but you can see the Ooh LaLa line – which is part of Nylon Outfitters – on The Marketplace.)

I loved the design of the store, and really hope it doesn’t change too much in the sim remodel. It harkened back to when femme fatales of the silver screen wore structured corsets, weren’t afraid to embrace their femininity, and styles didn’t have to be cut all the way up to there to be considered sexy.

While there aren’t a lot of different pieces offered, what is available is intriguing. I purchased three different outfits: the Lacey Slip, the Betty BodySuit, and the Lined Corset. I also picked up the Garter Clips and Black Seamed Stockings which are sold separately.

After trying on all three, I was most strongly drawn to the Lacey Slip, which I purchased in Black. I appreciated its classic lingerie lines, the detail of the wide lace bands, the sensual draping of the fabric over feminine softness. Some clothing on Second Life is shadowed and highlighted for a girl with almost body-builder-like abs, but the Lacey Slip hints at the gentle curve of a woman’s belly and the delicious spot where thigh meets hip.

What’s “Just Right”: I love the attention to detail when it comes to the patterning of the lace and the wrinkles on the fabric. As a ‘period piece’ the construction seams are perfectly placed and add to the authenticity of the garment. [While the garter straps are sold separately, they were remarkable enough to earn their own comments: The realism of the garter straps is very high. The satiny texture and the slight shift of the ribbon is luscious. I appreciated the way the garter straps peeped through the bright white lace of the slip.]

What Could Use Improvement: I wish that the ribbons where the straps meet the bodice were prim ribbons and not part of the texture of the garment. On a smaller chested girl, they would work, but for me, there was distortion. The outfit cries out for the completion of the garter straps – I wish they were sold as part of the outfit.

Featured Outfit Details: The Lacey Slip
Price: 150 for the Lacey Slip, 140 for the Garter Clips (a 3 color set), 30 for the stockings.
Pieces: 5 (Jacket/Shirt/Undershirt, Pants/Underpants) + Prim skirt piece and a landmark.
Availability: Black (featured), Red, Cream, and Pink

Ratings:
Detailing: B+
Prim Attachments?: 1 – the ‘skirt prim’
Resizing Scripts?: Not applicable
Tattoo Friendly?: Not if you want to include the garters.
Curvy Girl Friendly?: Yes! In fact, some of the shading work celebrates a girl with softness.
Multi-purpose pieces?: I suppose one could wear this as a dress… maybe?
Permissions?: Copy – yes / Modify – Yes / Transfer – No. (All colors available on the Marketplace for gifting, though.)
Sim Rating?: Sim is currently closed for construction.

Photo Details:
Model & Photographer: Sabella Fallen
Location: Carbondale Heights
Poses: [What Next], Alchemy Immortalis, Olive Juice, Diesel Works
Props: Dressing screen and stool by What Next. Victorian Skybox by FE Designs.

Model Details:
Lingerie: (Ooh LaLa!) Lacey Slip in Black
Stockings: (Ooh LaLa!) Seam Stockings – Black
Garters: (Ooh LaLa!) Garter Clips
Shoes: Opium Ultra Stilettos in Black
Jewelry: *JD* black pearl necklace
General: Hair by Argrace, Skin by Belleza, Eyes by Poetic Colors, Nails by Candy Nail, Wedding Ring by JCNY

Vendor List:
FE Designs: Victorian Manor Themed Skybox (The Marketplace)
PS/PS & JD: Pearl Jewelry Set(The Marketplace)
[What Next]: Vintage Dressing Screen & Stool Modelling Props (The Marketplace)

Extra Special Bonus Edition Review!

Impish Eku
Okay, I’ll be honest. The real reason for this secondary review is that it was a pretty thin excuse to get a friend of mine into lingerie. (Ok, so maybe I *am* trying to feature a wider variety of body types. But still. Doesn’t she look adorable? :)) The Betty Body Suit is the outfit Disaster thought I would be most drawn to – but on my curves, it just didn’t look right. Enter someone of more delicate proportions – the infamous Eku Zhong!

All of the things I held against the Betty outfit, Eku praised – the lack of extra shadowing below the bustline, the modest back, the highlights and shadows. So it just goes to show that not everyone is going to see the same outfit the same way.

What we did agree on: The styling of the garment is beautiful – it captures the concept of that time period very well. I also appreciated that the garter clips were built in to this outfit, rather than a separate item. (However, the layering options using the garter clips aren’t the strongest. I would have liked to have seen a ‘bottom part of garment + clips’ option.)

Featured Outfit Details: The Betty BodySuit
Price: 150L
Pieces: 6
Availability: Red, Black, and Cream

Model Details:
Lingerie: (Ooh LaLa!) Betty BodySuit in Red
Stockings: (Ooh LaLa!) Seam Stockings – Black
Boots: Opium Hell Cowboy Boots (Unisex)
General: Hair by TheAbyss, Skin by []::Tuli::[], eyes by *REDGRAVE*, Shape by Eku Zhong (Custom, not for sale).

 
 

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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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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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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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