“Dangerous” Corset Dress by Aggressione

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Because if there is a law against being too hawt, I’m in BIIIG trouble ;-)

This morning when Corina said “corset,” she really got my attention. And not just a stand-alone corset, but a corset dress. Well, you do get the stand-alone corset included with the pack, for when you want to wear it with jeans for that dressed down, but still sexy look. Or *ahem* as intimate bedroom apparel. But back to the business at hand.

The pictures speak for themselves: luxurious satin fabric with lovely stitching and trimmed with a delicate little lace. I fell in love with this the moment I saw it! The dress comes in 7 colors: black, white, pink, green, butter, purple, and red. The corset and dress are mesh, and come in the usual 5 sizes; they very comfortably fit both my slender and my full-figured avis. Individual color packs sell for L$149; the fatpack goes for L$395 and includes a HUD to color the corset and skirt bodies separately, and the corset and skirt lace trims separately. Corina also told me that there is a red-white-black group gift.

So many ways to style this; you can read below what I did with it. (I picked up the gloves from 5th&Oxford eons ago; I don’t think that store is still around, but I believe Eclectica has something similar.) Whatever you do, pick up this dress, look dangerous, and carry on!

  • What the cutie is wearing:
    • Dress: Aggressione Dangerous (Purple with black lace)
    • Gloves: 5th&Oxford Leather Gloves
    • Necklace and Earrings: Eclectica Clusters Jewelry Set  (Evening Glitz)
    • Bracelet: Exclusively Yours from Brianna outfit
    • Boots: Indyra Originals Coquette Noir (DV-8)
    • Skin: Belleza Ria (Tan 2 Br)
    • Eye Shadow: Glamorize Sexy Thing (Dessert) and Eyeliner: dUTCH TOUCH nr 3
    • Hair: ^;^CaTwA^;^ Leana (Gold/Blondy)
    • Lashes: Miamai NoAlpha Lashes (N10)
    • Windlight: Strawberry Singh Sapphire

“Serena” by Aggressione

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"Serena" by Aggressione

“Serena” by Aggressione

A few weeks ago (and I’m embarrassed to admit that it took so long to write this), Corina Carlberg sent me her latest release, a draped dress called “Serena.” Sexy lame makes this dress especially eye-catching, available in metallic colors bronze, silver, and gold.

Before going further, I suppose I should mention my makeover. As the picture shows, I’m going for a fuller figure and a more middle-age avi. It’s a work in progress; there are only limited middle-age skins available, so I’m working with the shape of the facial features to add a little age to the look. And mesh for plush women? There’s a challenge for you.

And that’s one reason why “Serena’s” arrival was so timely for me. As the picture shows, the dress works beautifully on a larger figure. And the boots? OMG! Almost impossible to find boots that fit so nicely as these do. On any figure! So “Serena” is a happy find for larger women, and for the record, the dress looks fabulous on slimmer figures as well :-)

“Serena” is available for L$179 for an individual color, or L$450 for the pack of all three colors.

“Victoria” Mesh Sweater Dress by Aggressione

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…and it goes without saying that if there were a prize for most adorable, I would win hands down :-)

So just as I was thinking that it was time to root around in my inventory for a sweater dress, what should I find when I log in yesterday? Corina Carlberg’s new release! When I saw the detailed knit texture, the sleeveless cut, the cowl neck, I was like, “This is PERFECT!” Add in the leg warmers and heels, the bangles, and you’ve got a complete outfit.  Too cute, too! In the middle of shooting for this post, I got invited to go hang out at a friend’s garden. She commented how well she liked the outfit. When I told her the price (L$119 for an individual color pack, L$799 for all 12 colors), she said it’s a gift!

The dress is available in both warm autumn colors and rich bright colors, a dozen colors all together. Coloring options are available through a HUD. The dress is mesh; there is no demo, but the sizes run typical.

Also, while you’re at the store, have fun with the mini-hunt. There are six tiny orange pumpkins scattered about, so you can outfit yourself for Halloween. (I found all the pumpkins, but I’m not telling where the are ;-) )

Peace out

“Estra” and “Thea” by Amacci

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"Estra" by Amacci

“Estra” by Amacci

It’s always a good day when I log in, and there are review copies from Carina Larsen in my inbox :-)

But first, let’s talk about orchids. Orchids belong to a group of plants knows as monocots. I won’t go into the biology, but in addition to orchids, monocots include grasses, palms, onion, garlic, bananas and so forth. For the most part, monocots have unremarkable flowers. Except the orchid. Orchids are aguably the Plant Kingdom’s most exquisite flower. And Carina has adorned one of one of her new hair styles with orchids!

Estra features swirls of hair wound on top and back of the head, and pinned in with orchids. The hair itself is worn over a hair base (available at no cost at Marketplace and the store) and the flowers are worn as a separate attachment. An included hud lets you choose from 15 orchid varieties, all of them amazing! Flowers in your hair always makes a girl feel pretty.

  • Hair: Amacci Estra (Onyx)
  • Skin: Amacci Nuiko (Pearl)
  • Shape: Amacci Niina
  • Dress: AlaFolie Charlotte
"Thea" by Amacci

“Thea” by Amacci

For those days when you are not doing up your hair for a special occasion, Carina has a casual style for you: a pony tail tied up off the shoulder. The included hud lets you choose from sixteen colors for the band.

  • Hair: Amacci Thea (Butterscotch)
  • Skin: Amacci Hazel (Fair)
  • Shape: Amacci Hallie
  • Top: Maitreya Dakota

Individual packs of 6 – 8 colors sell for L$250; fatpacks of 53 colors sell for L$900.

“Lola” Mesh Dress by Aggressione

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I was in for a delightful surprise when I logged in this morning. Aggressione’s Corina Carlberg was online, and she was very excited to tell me that she was releasing something special… her first mesh dress! And before you know it, I had a full set in my inventory.

Mesh is a real step forward for Corina. And yet for her fans, this dress will feel familiar. It has Aggressione’s fun, sexy style: that short mini dress with a low, sensuous back. And something more that’s new, I think.  Corina has used prints before, but there is something about these prints feels fresh and vibrant. And yes, I said “prints” in the plural; she has released the dress in five different floral prints. (One of them is a group gift, which can double as your demo.) Individual prints are available for a limited time at the promotional price of L$99, the pack of five for L$350. There are five sizes in the pack, and the sizes seem to run about what you expect.

Lastly, I should thank Corina for showing up barefoot at my house this morning; she inspired this comic :-)

(Oh, and be sure to wear your knickers ;-) )

“Kiana” by Aggressione

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Yea, if I’m wearing a cute dress like this, I certainly deserve a better pick-up line!

So Kiana is the latest release from Aggressione, a little skin-tight party dress available in 9 colors and including a pair of mesh heels. The dress comprises a jacket layer and a prim skirt. If you don’t remember fitting your clothes before mesh, here’s the drill. Wear the skirt and hop on a pose stand. Edit the skirt, and select Edit linked. Then click on first the front, then the back, and reposition each prim as necessary. The dress includes two prim chains: one worn across the right hip; and one worn across the bust.

As I mentioned, the set includes a pair of mesh heels. (They are unrigged, so you can reposition them.) Color and sizing are managed through the included HUD. You are given 9 color options for the shoe itself, six nail colors, 10 skin presets, and RGB inputs and a graphical color picker for fine-tuning the skin tone. If you have color-matched prim feet before, this HUD is on par with what you have probably already used. This is Corina Carlberg’s first foray into mesh. Maybe it’s a sign of things to come?

For a limited time the set is priced at L$99 for a single color, or L$700 for the pack of nine. The brown version is available in world as a group gift.

  • What the cutie is wearing:
    • Dress: Aggressione Kiana (Pink)
    • Shoes: Agressione Kiana High Heel Sandals
    • Skin: Amacci Nuiko (Pearl)
    • Hair: Amacci Agnes (Black Coal)
  • Main Store: Pleione/199/225/27

Amacci Hair Fair 2013

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Ok, girls, listen up. Hair Fair started yesterday, and it runs through July 28. Once again, Carina Larsen has some new releases that she is debuting at the fair, and I can give you a peek before you head on over. Oh and yea, while the focus is on the hair, let’s not forget that there are some gorgeous skins, shapes, and eyes available at Amacci, some of which I am showing in these photos. (Carina sells some quality jewelry, poses, and animations as well.)

"Carol" by Amacci

“Carol” by Amacci

First up is a bun named “Carol.” With the bun is worn low, and the bangs swept across the forehead, “Carol” would work both as a casual day style and a more formal evening look.

  • Hair: Carol (Coffee)
  • Skin Hazel (Nutmeg)
  • Shape: Amacci Hallie
  • Eyes: Amacci Look Eyes (Coffee)
  • Earrings: Holliday’s Gold Hoop Earrings
  • Top: Maitreya Cupio-color Top (Sweet)
"Dana" by Amacci

“Dana” by Amacci

Next we have “Dana.” This style is a more complex updo, and I’m looking forward to an opportunity to wear it to the next be-seen event.

  • Hair: Dana (Onyx)
  • Skin: Amacci Liane (Bronze)
  • Shape: Amacci Lottie
  • Eyes: Amacci Real Eyes (Earth)
  • Dress: AlaFolie Marion
"Eclaire" by Amacci

“Eclaire” by Amacci

“Eclaire” strikes me as more formal, still. The hair is pulled tightly back from the forehead, and on top the hair is wound into an eye-catching swirl. And I know this is Hair Fair and all, but I do want to draw attention to what I consider to be Amacci’s most delicate skin, “Nuiko.”

  • Hair: Amacci Eclaire (Black Coal)
  • Skin: Amacci Nuiko (Pearl)
  • Shape: Amacci Niina
  • Dress: AvaGirl Bliss
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“Luna” by Amacci

“Luna” I think of as my Monday morning hair. Sorry, no time to blow-dry and curl; just tie my hair in a knot, and I’m out the door.

  • Hair: Amacci Luna (Vanilla Blond)
  • Skin: Amacci Hazel (Fair)
  • Shape: Amacci Hallie
  • Eyes: Amacci Look Eyes (Natural Blue)
  • Tee: AstonisHD Tuff Cup Cakes
"Lova" by Amacci

“Lova” by Amacci

Lastly, there is “Lova,” a bob with severe straight-cut bangs. “Lova” is a free hair that you will find in all of Amacci’s 53 colors in a goodie bag at Hair Fair.

  • Hair: Amacci Lova (White)
  • Skin Amacci Liane (Goth)
  • Shape: Amacci Lottie
  • Eyes: Amacci Look Eyes (Coffee)
  • Jacket: Perception Tina Mesh Leather Jacket

All of the hair styles at the fair are unrigged mesh, so they can be easily repositioned to fit the shape of your head. They are resized through a menu. Individual packs of 6 – 8 colors sell for L$250; fatpacks of 53 colors sell for L$900. The exception is Eclaire, which goes for L$150 for a pack of 6 – 8 colors, or L$550 for the fatpack. 30% of Amacci sales at Hair Fair will be donated to Wigs for Kids. Hairbases are included in most packs.

One last thing: Carina has not forgotten the boys. She has a short male pony tail at Hair Fair, named “Tom.”

Guild Wars 2

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My Norn Guardian

My norn guardian near the Durmand Priory in Lornar’s Pass

So this is pretty off-topic for a fashion blog, but since I haven’t been posting for a while, I thought I would let you in on what I have been up to… Guild Wars. Guild Wars 2 is a mmorpg, a Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game. And it is a game, rather than an avatar-driven social network such as SL. You are constrained to your story lines (although you do shape that, to an extent) and to whatever heroic activities the game creators have provided. By contrast, SL is pretty much a free-for-all; content is created mainly by the residents, and there is an endless variety of things you can do. I hadn’t been interested in mmorpgs up to this point, but GW lured me with its exquisite art work, the fun cut scenes, and the depth of the avatars.

My norn guardian with Salimael, the human elamentalist

My norn guardian with Salima, my human elementalist friend, on the Tarnished Coast

In the two pictures above, I’m showing my norn guardian. The norn are a race of good-natured folk who love to drink and brawl, and follow the counsel of their animal spirit guides. In terms of culture, think Beowulf or Vikings: a gigantic race of Nordic legendary heroes. They dwell in the dramatic landscape of the Shiverpeak Mountains and get along well with all the other races. (After all, when you stand 9 feet tall in flats, who wants to be your enemy?)

Yve of Destruction (my charr engineer) with Salimacharr

Yve of Destruction (my charr engineer) with Salimacharr in the charr capital city of the Black Citadel

In terms of the other races, there are humans; there are sentient trees known as sylvari; a race of intelligent but vicious beasts known as the charr (pictured above); and a small, super-intelligent rat-like creature, the asura. Each race has its own culture and home lands, and they are widely different. Case in point: the humans have a magnificent capital city, Divinity’s Reach, and have a strong centralized government ruled by a monarch and a governing council. On the other hand, the norn “capital city” is barely more than a permanent encampment, and they have nothing resembling any kind of government. The charr are strongly tribal, and for the record, they are mean as snakes.

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Asura guardian and sylvari guardian in the Caledon Forest

So your characters can be human or human-like, or you can choose to be one of the fantasy races.

Yve of the Snows with Eir Stegalkin

Yve of the Snows (my norn huntress) with her mentor Eir Stegalkin

When you create a character (you get five character slots when you set up your account) you choose both a race and a profession. Among the professions are warriors, guardians, engineers, elementalists, mesmers, necromancers, thieves, and rangers. Each profession has different skills, strengths, and weaknesses. Guardians, for example, are mainly healers, although my guardian can inflict an astonishing amount of damage if she is forced into a melee. The photo directly above shows my norn huntress standing with Eir Stegalkin, one of the non-player characters. (Eir is the mentor for the norn players, and she is the coolest of the mentors!) Rangers have pets, and you can see my pet wolf, Ms. Puppy, behind Eir. As I say, each character you can create has it’s own personality, and the scars swiped across my huntress’s face would suggest that she’s not afraid to get into it with a bear.

The human warrior Yvette Donner going undercover as a pirate

My human warrior Yvette Donner going undercover as a pirate

Well, I’m off to infiltrate pirates. But if you are ever on Guild Wars 2 and want to look me up, I am Yvette.3805, and I play on the Ferguson’s Crossing homeworld. Peace out.

“Lara” by Aggressione

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I’m always delighted to log in and discover a review copy of Corina Carlberg’s latest release in my inventory. I have to say that this one took me quite by surprise. I know Corina for her short, sexy party dresses, including the drop-dead stunning Yvette, so I wasn’t expecting a glamorous formal. This is a really welcome addition to her lineup.

The satin is richly textured; you can almost feel its sensuality against your skin. The skirt floats easily away from the waist, flattering any woman’s figure. The flutter sleeves add that extra touch of femininity, and both skirt and sleeves are scripted for easy fit. This is a lovely and very well crafted gown, and it’s hard to believe that you can pick it up for the promotional price of just L$100 (L$600 for the fatpack). It is available in white, black, red, green purple, royal blue, and turquoise.

“Street Jacket” by MEB

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Herringbone tweed. Sounds conservative, eh? Well that was before MariaElena Barbosa went to work on it. Her new jacket, aptly called Street Jacket, is clearly the work of the name I associate with urban chic.

In addition to its great looks, Street Jacket is a must-have addition to your wardrobe for the sake of its versatility. One of the easiest ways to build a great wardrobe is to buy foundation pieces that can be worn in a variety of occasions. In the outfit I show in the photo, I have put together a strong look, combining elements of glam and casual: pearls and jeans with only the tweed as the centerpiece. I show my complexity – an alluring mystery that you are drawn to unravel. But for a less edgy look, I might be wearing this with a camisole, a sweater, a silk blouse, dress pants, skirt… you name it.

So, all this versatility for L$250. The jacket is available in 7 colors, two tweed textures, and two decorated versions. No doubt, you will find your perfect choice from this selection.

Mmmm… Looking at that picture again, whoever said that tweed was conservative?

  • What the cutie is wearing:
    • Jacket: MEB Street Jacket (Brown)
    • Jeans: R.icielli Pamela Jeans (Dark blue)
    • Necklace and Earrings: Terra d’ombrA Carmen Pearl
    • Hair: Wasabi Pills Bambi (rye)
    • Skin: dUTCH tOUCH MegAn (olive)
  • Store location: KLIO/107/199/23/
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