A good reason to go topless

- is a great sale on pants!

deco pants sale

DECO is a store I have been to a few times but I must admit to having only bought shoes there. So when I saw a notecard that they were having a sale on pants I didn’t really know what to expect. What I found was great casual pants marked down to 50L – I’m not sure how long this will last so if you want to just grab the SLurl and skip the other topless photo I understand. What? turn around? ok then

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As you can see there are men’s pants ( located on the right side of the store going in) and women’s for both their are long and short options a variety of casual styles and colours.

Now grab the SLurl and get going! DECO- http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Friday/15/85/36

Tune up your body

Pit babe

A few of my friends have been asking about the Venus (Belleza mesh body), in particular about how you can dress it since we are not seeing clothing released specifically for wearing with it. First off I will mention that all of these pictures were taken using Nam’s Optimal Skin and Prim windlight and that no editting or additional lighting was used. I cropped and resized these pictures only.

Venus and included lingerie

When you get the Belleza body you are given 3 sets of lingerie, I’m wearing the nude version above, plus two pairs of shoes – vital if you had previously been wearing the Slink feet and on making the changeover found you wanted to wear the full Belleza body . I am excited by the amount of designers already releasing shoes that include a pair for wearing with Belleza feet along with the Slink compatible variations.. so YAY designers.

But back to dressing- first up you have the choice of wearing mesh clothing. As with all mesh clothing it is important to try demos before buying, this is even more important as you can’t use the alpha included with the clothing.

Tulip

Sometimes you can wear the clothing without worrying about needing an alpha at all, with this dress from tulip I slightly reduced the size of my breast ( -2 on the slider) and a great fit with no nip slip in sight.

Rona dress, LpD

Other times you will need to select sections on the alpha hud to hide, above you can see by the stars I hid my nipple area as well as most of my groin area, in this pose especially my hip and butt were poking through the dress. You do have the option to hide front or back or both .

Canibelle lingerie

Next up is applier clothing. This is when things get a little more complicated, but once you have done the process once or twice you will find it simple.

  • First of all at this time you need to be looking out for clothing that includes Omega appliers, you will probably find these are included in a lot of packs that have applier options.
  • Next you will need to buy the Omega System Relay Hud for Belleza, this item is from LoveNLust and is available on MP for 99L.
  • Wear the OSR ( Omega System Relay) hud and then add the Omega applier that came in the clothing pack.
  • I usually still have my Belleza hud on at this stage so I can experiment with which layer I want to apply clothing to. In the picture above the stars indicate I have selected the underwear layer on the Cannibelle lingerie Omega hud, and clicked the Underwear layers on the Belleza hud ( now showing as ON).
  • Sometimes it does take a moment to change , especially with lag.

Add some jeans

Ok I am not going to a lingerie party so time to add other clothing, I have some Omega applier jeans from Larry Jeans so on went the applier and I clicked on  the clothing layer lower body option on the Belleza hud. You do not have to keep your lingerie layer on unless you wish to, you may even choose to wear you jeans on the underwear layer ( provided the clothing applier has that option).

The important things to remember :

  • Make sure you are wearing the OSR hud before adding your clothing applier.
  • Experiment with which clothing layer you want to wear by selecting them on the Belleza hud.

Fully dressed

I added a cute top I found on marketplace from AJ Creations again by using only an applier I added it to the uppoer body part of the clothing layer, I also chose to remove my bra ( by turning off the upper underwear layer) to eliminate those straps showing.

At this point I can remove both the Belleza hud and the OSR hud and I am ready to go! As an extra comment after speaking with my friend Vicky and her comment of tping in and your mesh body not rezzing, if you are concerned about your alpha not working either and everyone seeing you naked, your best option would be to slip on a simple outfit underneath your mesh body- a bodysuit or bikini would be perfect.

I really hope this has helped answer some of the questions people were having about the Omega system. Here is a link to the Marketplace fir the OSR hud https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/OMEGA-System-Kit-for-Belleza/6412085. If you have more questions, feel free to leave a message in the comments or IM me in world and I will see if I can help :)

 

Details:
Skin: Grace C88 Med 2 Br, -Belleza-
Hair: Posy, TRUTH
Eyes: Hope Eyes – Iron , IKON
Extras: Venus, -Belleza-
Omega System Kit for Belleza, LoveNLust
Clothing: Geo Cut Dress , – Blush, tulip
Rona dress sand, LPD
Sandrine Lingerie- black, Cannibelle , includes Omega appliers ( @ The Theme Park)
Rita red top, using included Omega appliers AJ Creation ( on MP)
Denim v- cut pack,Larry Jeans- includes Omega appliers
Costume Pit Babe ( 8 colors), ALESSANDRA ( on MP)- includes Omega appliers
Shoes:ALEXXIS HEELS- GROUP GIFT (BELLEZA HIGH), REIGN
Poses: 1st picture- Pit Queen, {NanTra}( @ Cosmopolitan Sales Room)
all others- Rosie’s Secret, {NanTra} PS there’s a 50% off fatpacks sale in store atm to celebrate 1st Anniversary of this store !

Building blocks

building blocks

In a virtual world there is a constant struggle to make things less angular, more smoother, more realistic. But I say embrace those edges ( sometimes), celebrate curves but do not turn your back on other shapes.

While wandering around Mystic Faire Realms I found the perfect example of a beautiful blending of past and present SL , a low lag mesh avatar that is simple in line and form but packs a punch in every polygonal surface.

Polly Lo from Chariot @ MRF

And then I got creative with all of the different colours available and using various poses from *PosESioN*, though of course I did a little compiling to get all of my poses on one picture.

Polly Lo art

Secret study

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Astronomer’s Discovery- table and chair set, elm,( wall chart included) [Circa] ( @ Mystic Realms Faire)

Hidden away in the attic at the top of my parents house is a little room, furnished with treasures that no one else in my family cares for. Books line shelves and tables are piled with displays of plants, maps and minerals, collected from past travellers, written by scholars and discarded by older family members.

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Sweeney Attic, Frogstar

Every night I slip away to this secret little room,  my mother pretends I am sitting in the attic perfecting my embroidery or sketching, my father laughs indulgently and calls me his little scholar for he knows that I escape to the little attic to study.

 

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Traveller’s Discovery, table and chairs, forest , [Circa] ( @ Mystic Realms Faire)

I study the world in books. Books of stars and seas, and lands beyond those seas, of animals and plants, birds and mankind. I study sketches and make notes, my mind filled with thoughts and wonder of our world.

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details of Astronomer’s Discovery- table and chair set, elm, [Circa] ( @ Mystic Realms Faire)

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details of Traveller’s Discovery, table and chairs, forest , [Circa] ( @ Mystic Realms Faire)

Many a night I have fallen asleep in my secret study dreaming of far off places and mapping in my mind exotic and exciting travels.

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Astronomer’s Discovery- table and chair set, elm,( wall chart included) [Circa] and Traveller’s Discovery, tall shelf, [Circa] ( @ Mystic Realms Faire)

Then morning comes and I am still at my little table surrounding by books and the adventures and findings of others. But this morning is different, today I come of age and gain access to an inheritance left by my grandparents.

 

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“Elaisse” Gown – Moonlit Noir , Senzafine ( @ Mystic Realms Faire)

When I told my parents of my plans I fear my mother fainted on the spot but my father understood, in fact he gave me a fine leather bound journal and a pair of beautiful boots as he wished me safe and adventure filled travels of my own.

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Armand , BareRose with Captain’s boots black , lassitude & ennui ( @ Mystic Realms Faire)

Details:
Skin: Grace Pale 5 R, -Belleza-
Hair: Bianka V2, CATWA – NEW
Eyes: Hope Eyes – Apex , IKON
Clothing:”Elaisse” Gown – Moonlit Noir , Senzafine ( @ Mystic Realms Faire)

Clothing in last picture: Armand , BareRose, ( @ Mystic Realms Faire)
Boots: Captain’s boots black , lassitude & ennui ( @ Mystic Realms Faire)
Extras: Slink casual hands
Furniture: Traveller’s Discovery, tall shelf, [Circa] ( @ Mystic Realms Faire)
Traveller’s Discovery, table and chairs, forest , [Circa] ( @ Mystic Realms Faire)
Astronomer’s Discovery- table and chair set, elm,( wall chart included) [Circa] ( @ Mystic Realms Faire)
Skybox: Sweeney Attic, Frogstar

Random Rave – Sales + Slink = WoW

 

I love sales

A mixed collection of photos and sales , all great opportunities to get something special for your SL.

new release at The Hellis Diva

First up clothing, both the top and jeans are new releases at The Hellish Diva. I received a blogger pack and loved the discovery that as well as system layers there are appliers for Slink Physique as well as TMP ( which I do not own ). So I slipped on my mesh body and a couple clicks later a sexy skin tight outfit.

 

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Now onto some sizzling sale items. WoW Skins has a special on 10 individual skins on the ground floor level of their store ( sorry guys no males skins included that I could see). Amongst the displays are 10 selected skins that have been marked down to a mere 25L. They are a mixture, some light skin tones, some dark, some with pink toned makeups , some more bolder, so spend some time checking out the options. Although appliers are not included with the skins WoW skins does have a large range of appliers available in store.

WoW skins

Sale number two- Maxi Gossamer back room sale. From now until Halloween a range of items are available at 50% off, you will find these in the back room and clearly labelled. They are being changed  over this period so make sure you plan a few return visits.

Linx ribbon sandals, Esque

Finally shoes! Esque is having a 75L sale on their shoes, they are all Slink compatible ( check to make sure you have the right foot- some mid , most high) what a great opportunity to stock up on some strappy sandals and sexy stilettos . This sale runs until 4pm SLT on the 20th October. (NB There was a slight issue in delivery but it helps that there are 2 redelivery terminals in store- and the owner was super helpful and redelivered a pair that didn’t appear on there when I sent a notecard with transaction details, what a fast response Thanks for the sale and service!

Details:
Skin:Yuki Darktan 05, .::WoW Skins::. ( 1 of 10 skins on sale for 25L)
Hair: RIPLEY hair – BournFade, [LeLutka]
Eyes: Hope Eyes – Chocolate, IKON
Clothing:Half Lace Top, The Hellish Diva
High Waist Jeans, The Hellish Diva – NEW
Jewelry: Amalfi Silver Moon set , includes earrings and 2 necklace lengths, Maxi Gossamer ( backroom sale item)
Bangles – Black Dare , includes multiple options,Maxi Gossamer ( backroom sale item)
Shoes:Linx Ribbon Sandal – Ink, :ESQUE: ( 75L sale on now)
Extras:Slink Physique Mesh Body V1.4
Slink high feet and casual hands
Pose prop: Black rectangle with 6 poses, IOS

SLurls: The Hellish Diva  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Trellumare/186/145/702

ESQUE  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Eila/142/239/56

Maxi Gossamer  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cynful%20and%20CnS/152/145/1003

WoW Skins  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Restful%20Pleasure/56/209/26

Out of harms way

Out of harm's way

What a fun pose in special at Lalochezia this week, there’s also a pose pack – grab the SLurl from the details to check out both before they go off the reduced price.

Hercules Tan, Harm's Way @MRF

Hercules Tan, Harm’s Way @MRF

 

Sssss black, Harm's Way @ MRF

Sssss black, Harm’s Way @ MRF

 

Details: female
Skin: Isla Suntan Natural Brunette (Chest C), *League*
Hair: Sayaingen, includes hairbase, Discord Designs
Eyes:Promise Eyes – Mahogany, IKON
Clothing:Sssss black, includes boots, clothing , cuffs and snake, Harm’s Way ( @ Mystic Realms Faire)
Extras: Slink casual hands

Details: male
Skin:Jacob Deep Tan Group Gift Hair, -Belleza-
Shape: (AMD) Men’s Medium Shape A
Eyes: Promise Eyes – Mahogany , IKON
Clothing: Hercules Tan, includes boots, cape, loincloth, cuffs, Harm’s Way ( @ Mystic Realms Faire)
Pose: To Church, Lalochezia ( FLF offer in store ) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Existence/213/153/22
Building: Tribal hut, Wishbringer( @ Mystic Realms Faire)
Decor: Mesh Butter Churn Workset, Roawenwood ( @ Mystic Realms Faire)
Scrub Oaks double trunk, Seasonal, meadowWorks ( @ Mystic Realms Faire)- I liked these trees so much I headed to their mainstore and bought some more, now I can’t remember which were featured at MRF so if this isn’t then takeyour trip to the mainstore it’s worth it!
Treebench, Kalopsia ( @ Mystic Realms Faire)

SLurls to Mystic Realms Faire: Sim 1 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Town%20of%20Oakheart/156/128/21

Sim 2 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Eldertree%20Village/140/132/21

Sleeping under the stars

Forest Canopy bed, Alouette @ MRF

Forest Canopy bed, Alouette @ MRF

Sweet dreams are made of this, how beautiful to sleep beneath the stars in a delicately canopied bed.

Starry night stage, Frogstar

I found this starry night stage from Frogstar and just knew I wanted it for this purpose, I rezzed and tinted some drop down blinds for the sides creating the appearance of privacy while still keeping the stage open to the sky and stars.

Tableau Vivant + Valentina E @ The Fantasy Collective

The lovely dress and ornate hairstyle , ok I wouldn’t be able to sleep with it like that but it was such a romantic style I wanted to wear it in this picture, are both featured at The Fantasy Collective which opens on the 20th. So start counting down the hours because there are a lot of gorgeous items at this Renaissance themed round.

Details:
Skin: Isla Suntan Natural Black (Chest C), *League*
Hair: Lucrezia hair ( includes option to add on a long piece for the back),~Tableau Vivant~ ( coming soon to The Fantasy Collective)
Eyes: Lucid Eyes – Silver, IKON
Clothing: Damsel Dress , Seafoam, Valentina E ( coming soon to The Fantasy Collective)
Extras: Slink casual hands and high feet
Furniture: Forest Canopy bed, Alouette ( @ Mystic Realms Faire)
Medieval Candle, style 3, Alouette ( @ Mystic Realms Faire)
Starry Night Stage, Frogstar (@ The Theme Park event)
Blind 1 ( tinted), Dench Designs