Before It’s Too Late

Skin Fair 2017 is drawing to a close. It finishes on Sunday, March 26th, so if you haven’t been yet, you had better add it to your agenda for the weekend. Even if you have been already, there is never any harm in making one last trip to make sure you haven’t missed something essential.

After you have made your final Skin Fair visit, it will be time for the opening of Uber. Just look at this lovely top from *Just BECAUSE*. It is daring and sexy and sweet at the same time! I am wearing one of the patterns that is exclusive with the purchase of the Fatpack. There are eight floral prints in addition to the standard *JB* pallete, so it is well worth the splash-out.

Please note that Annie has included this note:

Rigging is a very hard process, and when you have two mesh items layered close to each other such as clothing and bodies with different topology, it will never be exact. Alphas help with this and are our friends. However, sometimes, alphas can’t always cover certain areas depending on the mesh item.

Please note that this mesh item was especially hard to rig due to the difficulty of rigging to the shoulders and armpits and not being able to use alphas in those regions. Trying to have mesh lay over the top of the armpits and move without clipping is nearly impossible. Some clipping may occur with certain poses and animations. We have done our very best with rigging this item, but couldn’t make it perfect.

As such we STRONGLY ADVISE trying a FREE demo of this item!

That being said, I have had no problems with the rigging and trust me, I put this top through a LOT of poses today!

You will also want to pick up the Sadie Platforms from fri.day when Shoetopia opens. It opens on the 25th, but as I write this I am not sure if it already open or if it opens later today. I’m afraid I don’t have a SLurl to the event at this time, but I will do my best to update this post when it is available. In the meantime, you can just drool over my shoes (which come with optional over-the-knee socks for Maitreya Lara with a four-colour texture change HUD). *Edit: Link has been added

So, your task for the weekend is to try to get into Uber and Shoetopia after you have visited Skin Fair…before it’s too late.

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Skin Fair Sim 1
Skin Fair Sim 2

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
*Top: *Just BECAUSE* *JB* Misty Shirt (Fatpack Exclusive Print) by Annie Melson (available at Uber March 25 – April 23)
Skirt: _CandyDoll_Akahana Collection Skirt Maitreya Pale Rose Floral by Jacinda Jaxxon (gacha prize)
*Shoes: fri.day – Sadie Platforms (Sage) by Darling Monday (available at Shoetopia beginning March 25)
Hair: *ARGRACE* TOKIWA by rika Oyen
*Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Lona v2.12 by Catwa Clip (available at Skin Fair 2017 March 10-26)
Mesh body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Mesh hands: VISTA PROHANDS FEM V.2FINAL by VistaMesh
*Mesh head applier: *YS&YS* Cherry Tone03 Skin Applier – Catwa Mesh Head by Monicuzza Babenco (available at Skin Fair 2017 through March 26)
Mesh body applier: *YS&YS* Tone 03 Body applier v2.0 for Maitreya by Monicuzza Babenco
Mesh hands applier: *YS&YS* Tone 03 Vista Hands Skin Applier by Monicuzza Babenco

Rock/pose: Amitie Poses – Rocks by BELEN Ackland (available at Shiny Shabby March 2017)

Oh, So Faraway

It may feel like it is faraway, but the March edition of BishBox is just 18 hours away as I write this. Yes, the release time has changed from midnight on the 20th to noon, so more people are awake to get the first look at their goodies. This also means that you have right up until noon exactly to hit the subscription kiosk at BishBox headquarters. Just click on the link above for your ride.

The hair I am wearing from Doe: is from the February round of BishBox, so you’ve got an idea of the talent of creators who fill this subscription box for the crazy girls of Second Life.

The skin I am wearing is a gift from [ESODE] at Skin Fair. As one of the sponsors of the fair, they have five locations around the two sims and you can pick up your copy for free at any of them. Don’t be alarmed that the price says 1L; you won’t be charged!

This is a very lovely pale skin with dramatic eyes and bare lips. It comes with the choice of three brow colours and includes system skins, Catwa appliers, full Omega appliers, plus Maitreya and Slink appliers. There is no group membership required, so anyone can pick up this very generous gift. I am wearing one of the default lipsticks from the Catwa Lona HUD, so no other purchase is necessary to achieve this look. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t splash out at Skin Fair! While it runs until March 26th, that isn’t that much longer and won’t be back for another year.

And that is oh, so faraway.

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Skin Fair Sim 1
Skin Fair Sim 2

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
Top: ::HH:: Hucci Emporia Top by Eboni Khan (available at Mesh Body Addicts through March 31)
Jeans: ::HH:: Hucci Starburst Jeans by Eboni Khan (available at Mesh Body Addicts through March 31)
*Hair: Doe: Thali V2 /unrigged/ – Bishbox Exclusive by Helyanwe Vindaloo (from BishBox February 2017)
Hairbase: .Tableau Vivant \\ Cinderella Catwa HB – Reds by M4ri1yn Magic
*Mesh head applier: [ESODE] Olivia skin S – Catwa Mesh Head Applier by Cleo Twist (available at Skin Fair 2017 March 10-26)
*Mesh body applier: [ESODE] Olivia skin S – Maitreya Mesh Body Lara Appliers by Cleo Twist (available at Skin Fair 2017 March 10-26)
*Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Lona v2.12 by Catwa Clip (available at Skin Fair 2017 March 10-26)
*Eyes:CATWA RIGGED EYES Lona v1.1 by Catwa Clip
*Eye applier: .euphoric ~ Love Eyes Applier [Catwa ]HUD-Blue Pack by demi Placebo (available at Skin Fair 2017)
Mesh body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Mesh hands: VISTA PROHANDS FEM V.2FINAL by VistaMesh

Bed/pose: hive // good night bed v 1.1 by TheHiveStore
Photo taken using LUMIPro 2017 by Stefan Buscaylet

Guileless

The second week of Skin Fair 2017 has begun, and while there are still good-sized crowds, the sims aren’t full and you can move around without feeling as if you are in lag soup. Now is the time to go and explore; take your time and demo some skins and appliers you haven’t tried before. There are a lot of very talented new-to-me creators participating and I have had fun trying them all out!

Other than my mesh head, everything else I am wearing from Skin Fair in this photo are from creators I hadn’t tried before. A couple I had heard of, but the others are completely new to me. I just love the eyebrows and eyeshadow from [okkbye]; they are great for a redhead – something that isn’t that easy to find! And this is the first time I am using an eye applier. I hadn’t realised (duh…read the information in the box, Peep!) that you could use appliers with the rigged eyes that come with Catwa mesh heads. The one I am wearing is from .euphoric and they are stunning! I will definitely be using appliers with the Catwa eyes whenever I wear one of her heads.

My skin is from ((Biyo)), another new-to-me creator. If you are looking for a dark skin, do check out this brand. I am wearing the lightest shade and it is actually darker than the photo shows (lighting, ya know). It is a bare skin and comes with a brow-less version so you can choose your own. The shading of the face is dramatic, while the body is understated. One of my biggest pet peeves with skins is when the shadowing under the breasts is too exaggerated; this skin has very subtle contouring, which I really like. Other than a couple of light moles, the rest of the skin is clean, but it has…dimples of Venus! You know, those little dimples above your bum that some people have? Too cute, and well done.

Since I wanted to focus on my face (and preserve my modesty), you can only see a peek of the harness I am wearing. It is from Salt & Pepper for Re:Japonica. Salt is the Queen of Harnesses, so even from this brief view, you can see the quality of her texturing, and the rigging is spot-on. The harness includes a 10 colour-change HUD and there are RLV-enabled binders available separately (also with the texture-change HUD). This round, the Japonica event focuses on Japanese erotica and runs through April 5th.

Peruse the credits for all of the details. I am guileless in sharing.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
*From Skin Fair 2017:

*Mesh head applier: ((Biyo)) Sara Catwa Applier L2 by UglyDuxling
*Mesh body applier: ((Biyo)) Sara OMEGA BODY Applier L2 by UglyDuxling
*Eyeshadow: [okkbye] Sonder Eyeshadow (CATWA) by Elisaokkbye
*Eyebrows: [okkbye] Adumbrate Eyebrows (CATWA) by Elisaokkbye (no in-world or marketplace store)
*Mesh eye applier: .euphoric ~ Love Eyes Applier [Catwa ]HUD-Blue Pack by demi Placebo
*Lipstick: [MJN] Downtown Nudes {Catwa} by Nevaeh Faith
*Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Lona v2.12 by Catwa Clip
*Eyes: CATWA RIGGED EYES Lona v1.1 by Catwa Clip

*Harness: Salt & Pepper S&P harness Yumi Lara by xxSaltandPepperxx (available at Re:Japonica through April 9)
Hair: *TKW* Seals by KateForster Akina (available at Tres Chic through April 5)
Cigarette: [ kunst ] – Vintage Cigarette Holder by Kunst Himmel (available at Kustom9 March 2017)
Mesh body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS FEM V.2FINAL by VistaMesh
*Pose: oOo Studio Poses seductress_five by Olaenka Chesnokov
Photo taken using LUMIPro 2017 by Stefan Buscaylet

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Skin Fair Sim 1
Skin Fair Sim 2