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Friday, June 7, 2013

random freebs for the first part of June

(from the Topping Out album)
Leap of Faith's "Mother's Day" gift; just the blouse, but on all system layers, as well as being packaged with Lolas' Tango appliers. L$1. Get it here.

(from the Topping Out album)

AEZZO's scarlet simple top, jacket and shirt layers only, Tango appliers. L$10. Get it here.

(from the Topping Out album)

Logo top from Momma's Style; comes on all layers (including underwear, if you don't want to wear the jacket layer) with Lolas Tango appliers. Granted, this one does have the logo emblazoned across the belly, obviously, but that potentially could be covered with a wide corset belt, if you're not into advertising for the store. L$10. Get it here.

I'll look for more later!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

new busty designs? maybe!

[16:14] Bxxxxxxxxxxx Rxxxxxxx: you know what we need, more tango gowns
[16:14] Rღxxy (rxxxx Txxxxx): no we need more maternity clothes for tango
[16:15] B̮A̮R̮E̮F̮O̮O̮T̮ (pxx Fxxxxxx): no we need some hot outfits
[16:15] rxxxx Zxxx: I agree with Roxxy ... need more maternity clothes
[16:15] B̮A̮R̮E̮F̮O̮O̮T̮ (pxx Fxxxxxx): OMG
[16:15] Cxxxxxxxxxxxx Rxxxxxxx: chuckles about maternity clothes.
[16:15] 彡 Lula (lxxx Lxx): no we need silks and gorean type medieval clothing
[16:15] Mxxxxxxx Cxxxxx: big boobs and belly :)
[16:15] Kxxxx Pxxxxx: we need more of everything!! >.>


Yeah, more or less, this is what I expected, but then...

[16:15] Zxxxxxxxxxx Hxxxxxxxxx: Generally speaking we need more non-slutty clothes. Don't get me wrong. Sometimes I embrace my inner bimbo, too. But its hard to find clothes for prim breasts that aren't dripping cleavage or have a nipple peeking out.

Cue wide eyes and wait a beat, then cue chair-dancing. Because any voice in this community that's not asking for underboob mini-dresses, or torn nipple-revealing fetish shirts, and jeans worn around the knees...YES, was what I was saying on the other side of the screen. A LOT.

[16:16] Zxxxxxxxxxx Hxxxxxxxxx: I'd also like more clothes in a more verity of colors. Its really really hard to find clothes that are brown or navy. Neons and a pastels seem to dominate prim clothiers.

Dark colors, non-pastels, more non-slutty clothes...yes, I'm going glacially on making of things, but yes! This is the direction I'm going! Yay!

Exactly what I needed to hear.

Off to plot plain brown gowns for the busty!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

random freebs/cheaps discovered due to boredom (pt. II)

Mostly this is the result of running several random search terms through the Marketplace. It's a hit-or-miss process. There are also more freebies and dollarbies (and cheapies on several different sale days; I should run down how many at some point) available in world at the stores themselves.

But in the meantime, here's the rest of what I found, for now.

(from the Topping Out album)
Blue Firelyte's "Carnival Stripe" bandage top; comes on all system layers, as well as being packaged with Lolas' Tango appliers. (There's also a Carnival Stripe tee for the same price, also with appliers.) L$1

(from the Topping Out album)
Rising Moon's innovative counter-offer to matching outfits with appliers: a heathered teal and slate blue mesh dress with a built-in busty look. L$1

(from the Topping Out album)
Toxic Candy's blue dot tied top; can be worn with or without the enclosed appliers for Lolas' Tango and Puffy implants. L$1

Understand, I'm also going by very particular (and damn picky!) categories, here:

  • Does it make me uncomfortable to wear alone? 
  • Does it make me uncomfortable to wear around others? 
  • Could I go shopping in it (at least to non-Caledonian zones)? 
  • Does it make me look like I charge by the hour? 

Let me go on record and say there are both women who don't have the modesty hang-ups I'm working on reinforcing in world, and who charge by the hour, and that both are fine. But for me, I want to look reasonably well-covered when I leave the house. I can handle flirty; what I can't handle is completely unclothed save for genitalia, basically. Or insanely sheer outfits that might as well be walking around nude, anyway. (I did some of that back in my escorting days, mostly because I was too young to know better. I'm not saying I didn't adore some of my sheer outfits, but at this point, I've moved on.)

Both of those are well-made, by the way; in fact, most of Hart's offerings are well-textured, well-designed (for what they are), and pretty reasonably priced. (And even the high-priced items are well-made enough that, were I to need some expensive bit of fetishy froth, I'd be overjoyed to have them. (Though in all honesty, if I'm going to pay high prices for fetish gear...Graves, hands down.)

My point is, there are other freebies out there, I'm just listing the ones that I might, personally, wear and see if I like, or can adapt around an existing outfit.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

random freebs/cheaps discovered due to boredom (pt. I)

Some of these are old, some new, but all available now.

(from the Topping Out album)
Tekila Candy's "Sweetz" black strapless top, simply but nicely textured, and attractively made, comes with Lolas Tango appliers. No idea what layers it comes on. (There's also one offered in dark pink.) L$0

(from the Topping Out album)
ADN's "Dark Light" outfit: half-transparent black lace/silver lamé dress, with appliers for Lolas' Natural, Lolas' Push-Ups, Lolas' Tango, Mused, and eCorp breasts. Not my usual thing, but pretty nonetheless. Moddable prim skirt, upper and lower system layers. L$1

(from the Topping Out album)

Omigawd's purple plaid tube top: a strapless little bit of nothingness, but again, nicely textured, and could overlay something neatly with a bit of work. No idea which layers it's on, but it comes with Lolas' Tango appliers.L$1

(from the Topping Out album)
.BadLuck.'s Black Cami Top: a simple black midriff top with positively skeletal spaghetti straps and a cute rhinestone bow detail. System layers for shirt and undershirt, can be worn without included Lolas Tango appliers. L$1

(from the Topping Out album)
LC Fashion's "Camia" summer dress: a frothy pink, flowered confection that comes with appliers for Lolas Tangos. Tap pants, system top, mini skirt, flexi babydoll skirt. L$2

More to come!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Lola's Gatchas, and why I should be designing more clothes

There are frequent times where I feel vastly out of step with my culture, on various levels. This one hit me very strongly, how'ver, and I felt it must be shared.

I'm currently standing at Zero Cool Design's Crazy Spring Gacha Festival--to be more specific, in front of A.R.C. + F.N.'s Lola's Gatcha Top vendor:

F(from the shopping album)
...Yeah.

So, it's not that I haven't known this for a while now, but I really think I am massively out of step with the rest of the busty community. It's not the bustiness I mind (well...sometimes it is, but those are usually specific cases of lunatic proportions), as much as it is the lack of clothes.

Look. There are some cute designers out there who make scraps and tatters to wear. I get that. I'm not saying they're unattractive. What I am saying is that I want there to be more options for the busty set.

When I first heard of Lola's Tangos, I thought it was going to be that earth-shattering revolution we'd all been waiting for. Finally, we had essentially a drag-and-drop implant texturing option. We could make ANY clothes we wanted, clothes for Lola's Tangos, with 90% less muss and fuss.

In the months since I've owned them, the bulk of outfits I've seen, nearly universally, have fit into five distinct categories:

  1. corset or tank top that's slipped below the nipples (or that outright reveals one breast)
  2. shredded top or shredded minidress (this also fits all the openwork netting folks seem to adore designing) that shows more than it ever covers
  3. the 'Band-Aid and a cork' school of beachwear design
  4. suspenders worn over the breasts, with or without a crop top (this also includes the tops designed specifically to show sideboob or underboob)
  5. lingerie that cannot, in any setting, be taken as actual streetwear

I mean, look. I like chocolate as much as the next girl. But if that's all you plan to feed me, I am going to start seriously longing for a salad and some protein. Anyone would.

So I've taken some of today's not-ill-gotten-gains, and turned them into templates so I can play with dress design again. Here's to that working out. Because by all the gods, if I can't find it out there, then I may just need to speak a pox on all their houses and make what I want to wear my own damn self.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Implant Nation and why their vendors aren't working

So, information is slowly drifting out about Tangos and tone matching. The Sugar Garden has a short, but excellent entry on tinting and adjusting. The Blogging SL blog has an entire tagged section just for posts involving Tangos. Both seem to be good resources for proper Tango management.

In the meanwhile, there were odd rumors about Implant Nation, so I tried to find out more:

[00:07] Emilly Orr: So, who knows more about the Implant Nation thing?
[00:15] ℳş 乇ℓуąℓєşιąηą (jxxxxxxxx Rxxxxxxx): Oh sorry Emilly i don't
[00:15] ϲɾմʍքҽէ հմɾìҟɑղ (txxx Axxxxxx): something happened?
[00:15] Axxxxxxx Lxxxx: there wer such impmants?
[00:16] Emilly Orr: All I've heard are the Implant Nation vendors are taking Lindens, and not dispensing product. The rumor: that the maker behind the Universals has left SL.
[00:16] ϲɾմʍքҽէ հմɾìҟɑղ (txxx Axxxxxx): oh wow
[00:17] Cxxxxxxxxxxxx Rxxxxxxx: Bart of Implant Nation seems to have had RL difficulties, so he's focusing on that rather than SL business at the moment. The main shop and the sim it was on are closed down until further notice.


So...that explains that. Whether the rumors are true--that Bart's left SL, never to return--the fact that the Implant Nation main store's evaporated does explain some things.

[00:18] Cxxxxxxxxxxxx Rxxxxxxx: The server for the Implant Nation vendor boards was on the sim, of course. Anybody with an IN vendor board should take it down.

Like that. Because people do tent to get irked when they pay out for items they never receive.

[00:18] Emilly Orr: Okay. That's definitely better than the rumor, but yeah, the vendor situation is troubling.
[00:19] Cxxxxxxxxxxxx Rxxxxxxx: Unfortunately, Bart's vendor boards didn't have any sort of remote shutdown feature.
[00:21] Cxxxxxxxxxxxx Rxxxxxxx: I've seen that there are Marketplace listings for the Universal primboobs, and the shapes add on pack, and a couple other things. Not sure if the Marketplace is delivering them, but an MP failed delivery should be easier to get a refund for :)


Really. But I still had questions. So I joined the group to see if there were any group notices. Turns out there were; two that I think are relevant to reproduce. This was the first, from a notecard sent to Ms. Lane, an officer in the group:
Bianca Linden

Hello Hotie,

Thank you for contacting support. This region has been taken offline intentionally and it shows no indication of being reactivated at this time.

I have brought the region back online for you to retrieve your objects. This region will be taken back offline tomorrow.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us back.

Best Wishes,
Bianca
Which still doesn't answer why the region has been taken offline, but Bianca doesn't have to answer that to my satisfaction, or anyone's, beyond the sim owner. And maybe the sim owner already knows.

The other one I wanted to mention, which was another communiqué from Ms. Lane:
Hold off on conducting any transactions with Implant Nation.

If you have a vendor that sells implants please remove or block them from being used. Myself or Bart will let you know what is going to happen until then for all vip please keep faith.
So that seems to be that.

I'll stay in the group for a bit longer, see if I hear anything else. In the meantime, don't buy anything from Implant Nation vendors, because they are not, I repeat not delivering.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Marketplace update!

I now know why everyone and their catgirl is coding for Lola's Tangos. It's entirely due to the coding on the applier, which is to say, there's not much coding at all to worry about. Capture the UUID; copy it into the notecard; use the settings mentioned in the manual; you're done!

With that in mind, I now present my first ever implant-friendly outfits:

(from the [black witch moth] album)

So this is the Queen Pink tank set, which comes in two versions: this one, and one with a "modesty" (not really, but go with me on this) lace insert. I did some simple work on a soft version of leggings, in a vintage hibiscus print, and I've got it priced at L$100 on the Marketplace.

(from the [black witch moth] album)

This is a closer look at the lace insert. I'm really proud of how it turned out.

(from the [black witch moth] album)

This is the same tank in green, lace insert shown first. For this initial foray into new territory, I'm working off a template purchased from AngelRED Couture, and it impressed me so much I joined her group. The name's also a reference, because if I hadn't found this pack, I would still be pondering appliers and how they work.

Her prices are high, but not unreasonable, and while most items are lower-cut than I'd like, this particular tank turned out to be easily modifiable.

(from the [black witch moth] album)

And this is the version without the lace insert. Both are included in each pack, on all layers I could think of, one applier for each version included. This one's also for L$100 on the Marketplace.

Yay! They're listed, they're live! Today has been a very good day.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Hello Titty hunt: end round!

There's a "survivor" package at the end of the hunt, which I'm again wearing with American Bazaar's "Smexy" black jeans:

(from the fashion album; the "I Survived" shirt from the Hello Titty hunt)

And this is another case of "gosh-it's-cute-but". Because of the logo.

(from the fashion album; the "I Survived" shirt from the Hello Titty hunt)

I can't deny it's neatly made, though. The woman who created it is behind both the Bewbapalooza event, and [QE] Designs, and--strictly as a wearable shirt--it's well done. It's just the logo, though this is enough to make me want to visit her store.

It comes with appliers for Mused, Lola's Tango/Lush, B-Busty, and Lola's 2.5.

One of the good things about this hunt: it introduced me to a lot of new stores. Many of them had freebies out, or special gifts in addition to the hunt gift out. Also, if you follow this hunt start to finish, I guarantee you'll figure out which fashions you like, and which you don't. Because of this, I ended up in several new store groups, and not just for the gifts.

I'd say it's definitely a hunt worth doing, and it goes until February 15th. So strap on your implants and go hunting!

(Style card: My skin's still from Mystic Canvass, and it has another long name: "Trixie Skin-CL Pout Super Gloss Lip". Indeed. The hair's an older style called "Micah" from Exile [vintage 2010!], in Chocolate. The eyes come from Sin Skins; I'm fairly sure they're no longer available, but you're welcome to write Portia Sin and ask: they're the "Intense Obsidian/Garnet Eyes". And the shoes are from DV8, the Danse Macabre ballet boots in Pewter. They're no longer available.)

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Hello Titty hunt: part 10!

We're down to the last few stops on the Hello Titty hunt...which is a good thing, because at this point, I'm actually heartily sick of being parked inside my workbox! I swear, when this is all over, I'm retexturing the damn thing.

Stop #27 is [Cynful], and it's a sweater dress in dark teal:

(from the [Cynful] Fashion's gift for the Hello Titty hunt)

[Cynful] named this one "Vale's Sweatshirt dress", and it possesses a very low scooped neck; even so. I liked this one. It's simply textured and nicely aged, and since I happen to be a fan of teal, so I think it's a good color choice.

(from the [Cynful] Fashion's gift for the Hello Titty hunt)

The genius touch for me, though? (And the touch that's going to pull me into their store, even though their applier prices are on the high side...) They include three different skirt prims--one the "normal" pairing of two wedges for the prim, followed by both rigged and unrigged mesh panels. If you can't find anything that works for you, your best bet may be to change your shape. I'm wearing the plain prim panel, but if I hadn't wanted these two poses for the shot, I'd be in one of the mesh versions.

Only two appliers are included--one for Lola's Tangos, and a generic "other" applier. If neither work, it might be worth it to visit their store, or talk to the designer behind the brand, because there's now an entire store section that's just appliers for various brands, for their outfits.

Stop #28 is actually a gesture shop. Their offering for the hunt? But of course, a gesture:

[04:02] Emilly Orr: ▷✴◀
[04:02] Emilly Orr: o(‧”’‧)o
[04:02] Emilly Orr: (⊙) (⊙)
[04:02] Emilly Orr: 𝕙ҽ𝕝𝕝ơ ╄ℹ╄╄ℹ𝕖𝕤

...Yeah. That's...about all it does. I have no use for it. We'll just move on.

Stop #29 brings us to D&G:

(from the fashion album; D&G's black and pink skimmer dress for the Hello Titty hunt)

...and a malfunctioning skirt prim. Which was somewhat soul-crushing, after seeing how perfectly [Cynful] set up their minidress prim. What's so bad about D&G's skimmer dress?

(from the fashion album; D&G's black and pink skimmer dress for the Hello Titty hunt)

That skirt prim. The dress itself isn't bad; at this point on the hunt, with fully half the stores (at least) turning in a black, a pink, or a black and pink gift, it's a bit derivative, but frankly, there was no way for D&G to know that in advance. I think the little ribbon detail along the torso is sweet, and they continue the quasi-confection vibe with the actual shade of pink used, because it's so pale.

But no, it all comes back to the skirt prim. It's no-mod. All I can do is move it up and down, and that really doesn't help. And if it were able to be modded, I could mod it for my shape, but as it is...Another cute dress gone. It's a pity.

Finally, we hit stop #30, SugahTitz, and...well...

(from the fashion album; SugahTitz' gift for the Hello Titty hunt)

...yeah.

I should note: I don't think this lingerie set is terrible. It's a simple set with a (figleafed slightly in this image) V-shaped white lace insert on the panties, and overall, quite serviceable. My only problem is that, after thirty stops on this hunt, I was thoroughly tired of seeing yet another black and pink entry.

(from the fashion album; SugahTitz' gift for the Hello Titty hunt)

It's not SugahTitz' fault in the least. The designer calls this the "Lazy Dayz" set, and it has some nice shading along the back, and the added conceit of the label is rather charming, all things considered.

(from the fashion album; SugahTitz' gift for the Hello Titty hunt)

There are some side-seam issues; they're not overly distracting, though, and to be fair, you'd only see them if you were looking for them.

It only comes with one applier, for Lola's Tangos/Lush combined. (And a wrap-up post follows this one.)

(Style card: My skin's still from Mystic Canvass, and it has another long name: "Trixie Skin-CL Pout Super Gloss Lip". Indeed. The hair's an older style called "Micah" from Exile [vintage 2010!], in Chocolate. The eyes come from Sin Skins; I'm fairly sure they're no longer available, but you're welcome to write Portia Sin and ask: they're the "Intense Obsidian/Garnet Eyes". And the shoes are from DV8, the Danse Macabre ballet boots in Pewter. They're no longer available.)

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Hello Titty hunt: part 9!

More!

I pulled out what's quickly becoming my go-to pants for this hunt run, American Bazaar's black jeans, and took on the next target: stop #24, the rather absurdly named "sexZ":

(from the fashion album; sexZ's infringing tank for the Hello Titty hunt)

So...hello, copyright infringement, and it even could be argued that it's violating two forms of copyright at once, but then, seen in that light, the entire hunt's doing that by appropriating the Hello Kitty motif on everything.

(from the fashion album; sexZ's infringing tank for the Hello Titty hunt)

That being said, if I push the Batman logo aside, it's an okay tank. I'd prefer more length down the torso, but it's not bad.

(from the fashion album; sexZ's pinup tank for the Hello Titty hunt)

This one doesn't work as well, primarily because trying to stretch a bat-winged logo over implants is easier than trying to stretch a drawn figure over them. Also, thin spaghetti straps in black, we can accept with little effort. These straps, though...

(from the fashion album; sexZ's pinup tank for the Hello Titty hunt)

...Well, mostly, they make me think I've applied a highlighter pen to my shoulders.

Two appliers are included with these tanks, one for each color, both for Lola's Tangos only.

Next up: [ellemeno], and stop #25:

(from the fashion album; [ellemeno]'s strapless pink and black mesh dress for the Hello Titty hunt)

Pretty basic, black and pink mesh dress. Ribbon-and-bow tie at the waist, piping along the corset upper section, a functional outfit that looks good with implants...

(from the fashion album; [ellemeno]'s strapless pink and black mesh dress for the Hello Titty hunt)

...but, yeah, the skirt. It's an allover print of the Hello Kitty trademark head, and the HK bow, which means I can't keep this one. Very retro 80's, and I don't think that's a bad thing. And I'm the same as everyone else on the grid--there's not one single one of us who hasn't picked up something at some point that's copied from something else. That's where life is, right now, and we are creatures of pattern and habit.

Pretty, though. I won't lie, I like this one.

As far as the specifics, I fit into a small for this one, and there are appliers included for Lola's primary implants, plus Tangos; Lush; and Universals.

Amber-licious is the last stop for this entry, #26:

(from the fashion album; Amber-licious' entry into the Hello Titty hunt...white lace lingerie)

...which is again slightly figleafed because it was rather an extreme thong.

(from the fashion album; Amber-licious' entry into the Hello Titty hunt...white lace lingerie)

I'm seriously of two minds on this one; on the one side, I have far too much lingerie as it is, from my days of dancing. On the other side, how'ver, I don't have that much lingerie for implants yet, and that's rather a crucial difference.

I'd still prefer something that doesn't make me fearful that a slight tug on the waistband will slice me in half, however--that is such a microscopic thread of thong.

(from the fashion album; Amber-licious' second gift for the Hello Titty hunt: a pink and magenta knit hoodie)

Unfortunately, I had just as little success with the other gift in the box, a mesh knit hoodie. Other than being terrifyingly pink, it's a decent texture, and I'm sure--for anyone without implants--this would have fit well.

(from the fashion album; Amber-licious' second gift for the Hello Titty hunt: a pink and magenta knit hoodie)

I crawled back into VOOH's leopard-dotted corselette set, because I felt that gave me more options to try a pose that would work with this hoodie. None did. So...it's not implant-friendly.

Which is odd, as it's a gift from an implant-centric hunt...

(Style card: My skin's from Mystic Canvass, and it has another long name: "Trixie Skin-CL Pout Super Gloss Lip". Indeed. The hair's an older style called "Micah" from Exile [vintage 2010!], in Chocolate. The eyes come from Sin Skins; I'm fairly sure they're no longer available, but you're welcome to write Portia Sin and ask: they're the "Intense Obsidian/Garnet Eyes". And the shoes are from DV8, the Danse Macabre ballet boots in Pewter. They're no longer available.)

Hello Titty hunt: part 8!

So, stop #21 is next, which would be PanDemic:

(from the fashion album; PanDemic's "Tantalizing Cream" minidress for the Hello Titty hunt)

Let me be clear again: it's also obvious this one's photosourced, but that's not always a bad thing. There are again problems at the waist, where the two system layers meet, but there's enough similarity between the pattern below and above that our brains happily try to convince us everything's fine, we're actually seeing what we're not, and most of the time, that's enough for us to jaunt off shopping.

However. This is the back:

(from the fashion album; PanDemic's "Tantalizing Cream" minidress for the Hello Titty hunt)

Um.

All right, I freely admit: I own outfits that show more than this. I've worn outfits out in public that show more than this. How'ver, the reason I can do that and not bat a single false eyelash is that those were fetish events, or fetish clubs, and the rules of attire are different in such places.

I will say, though, all things being equal, that this is the best I've seen of the current "backless" crop. The skirt prim fits perfectly without issue; the exposure down the spine strikes me as beautiful before it strikes me as shockingly bare; and, as I mentioned above, even with the photosourced print, it's a very flattering design.

It comes with two appliers (one for Mused, one for Lola's Tangos), and a separate boxed outfit with appliers for Petites (which I did not unpack and show off, because I still have problems where Petite outfits are concerned.)

(I should also point out, it's not an ethical issue. I'm fine with the concept of being smaller, and I suppose I'm even fine with such tiny creatures having prim breasts. Whatever makes people happy and doesn't injure other people that don't want to be injured is fine. My problem is strictly in execution, in that I cannot seem to get my Petite form to work, and after each attempt, when I convert back to a more taller shape, I then have to log off and log back in several times, until SL finally forgets I'm not a pretzel with my arms wrapped around my spine and my feet tucked handily into my spleen.)

Next up, Rack City's item, and I admit I had qualms, unpacking something called the "SexME Bodysuit":

(from the fashion album; Rack City's bodysuit for the Hello Titty hunt)

But this is yet another flirty, fun outfit, which could be paired with pants or skirt--or simply left alone, or with a hip drape--to marvelous effect. The textures are simple but elegantly done, there are shadows in perfect places--overall, it's very pretty.

(from the fashion album; Rack City's bodysuit for the Hello Titty hunt)

Now the (only) down side: included in the pack are appliers for Lola's Tangos (of course), Lush, and something called "Original Applier"--so I guess, if you pick this up, try it and see what it works with.

Which brings us to stop #23, Boobie-licious:

(from the fashion album; the diamond one-piece from Boobie-licious for the Rack City's bodysuit for the Hello Titty hunt)

Obviously, this is lingerie, but it's well made. Black's a flattering color, the lace across the cups doesn't look too stretched out, and it was easy to apply over the implants (though remember, still in the Lola's).

(from the fashion album; Boobie-licious' one-piece for the Hello Titty hunt)

What I really love about this one, though? That rhinestone trim across the shoulders, trailing down the spine. That is really, really pretty.

Included with this gift are appliers for Lola's Push-Ups, Lola's Tangos, and Lush.

(Style card: My skin's still from SHINE, her "Slawa" line in "Magenta/Pale" [a group gift currently; joining the group is free.] The hair's called "Roxie 2", and it was found on Marketplace for free [though I think the giveaway ended in January]. The eyes come from IKON, from the Utopia line in Dark Red. The shoes, again, are from Anima Temptation, her "Dolora" ballet heels in Bloodshine.

(And yes, still wearing fake lashes from ploom)

Friday, February 1, 2013

Hello Titty hunt: part 7!

First up for today, stop #19, ModaMia:

(from the fashion album; ModaMia's "Alecia" outfit for the Hello Titty hunt)

Gnnnng. This one's...horrifying. I can't...I can't even...

(from the fashion album; ModaMia's "Alecia" outfit for the Hello Titty hunt)

*breathes* Okay. If I pare it down to pieces, I know what's hitting me as beyond wrong on this outfit, and it's not the top. All things considered, while it's an intense shade of cherry-soda pink, the top included with the "Alecia" outfit isn't half bad. Simply because I wouldn't wear it is not indicative of much, in this regard: I think it's attractive, and fairly well-made; I just don't wear bikini tops out with pants, as a general rule.

No, where my problem lies is...well, it's here:

(from the fashion album; ModaMia's "Alecia" outfit for the Hello Titty hunt)

It's that. It's the saggy, barely held up in any real way that doesn't involve staples into my rear, wholly inappropriate leggings.

And make no mistake about my meaning: while the designer calls them the "Here Comes Trouble Jeans", these are leggings--or jeggings, even. These are not denim trousers with functional seams and a waistband that's actually encircling anything even remotely resembling my waist!

I am also going to step in here, purely as an unrelated observer who's been banned by designers in the past because of reviews: I am not saying this outfit is poorly made. Remember when I said, a few lines above, that this was attractive and well-made? I think, considering the intent of the designer, this will accomplish exactly what she wants it to do, and I have no doubt her group members will absolutely adore this pairing. (I'm not meaning any sarcasm in that statement, either--I've spent enough time in busty stores at this point to evaluate a lot of the 'average' look, and it's closer to Jersey than to Caledon. Which, admittedly, is more of a flaw in my chosen outlook, not the designer's aesthetic.)

(from the fashion album; ModaMia's "Alecia" outfit for the Hello Titty hunt)

Unfortunately, in general I do not want my outfits to feature large sections of my ass unless I'm spinning around a pole, and even there, I first think lingerie before pants. In fact, I had to hunt frantically through my inventory for a pair of underwear that I a) could stand showing to the world and b) would in some fashion blend in with the top and the leggings; all I have to say is thank the gods for Voluptia, because these were garnered at their grand opening on the grid, back in 2011.

This outfit comes with two styles of fishnet shrugs (fishnet, and torn fishnet), and two sheer shrug options (sheer black and sheer white), as well as two halters (black, and the bright pink). Only the bright pink and the initial fishnet shrug are shown.

It only comes with appliers for Lola's Tangos.

If that one fails to get me in trouble, I'm fairly sure stop #20 just might:

(from the fashion album; Renee India's "Donna's Summer" dress for the Hello Titty hunt)

On further reflection, I'm wrong when I uploaded these images; only one thing in the folder says "Donna Summer"; everything else lists this dress as the "Donna's Summer dress". Either way, it's not the dress name that's the problem, it's the dress itself. Or, more precisely, the pattern.

(from the fashion album; Renee India's "Donna's Summer" dress for the Hello Titty hunt)

Do you see what I mean? That distinct line across the waist, where the edges of the two system layers completely fail to mesh.

(from the fashion album; Renee India's "Donna's Summer" dress for the Hello Titty hunt)

I will freely admit that this is both a feminine pattern and appropriate for this hunt; however, taking such a bold step should at least be done with a seamless pattern. Perhaps there was no alternative; I've had that happen with more texture packs than I can name.

(from the fashion album; Renee India's "Donna's Summer" dress for the Hello Titty hunt)

There's also a skirt for the dress...

(from the fashion album; Renee India's "Donna's Summer" dress for the Hello Titty hunt)

...and the less said about that, the better.

I will also add this:...

(from the fashion album; Renee India's "Donna's Summer" dress for the Hello Titty hunt)

...that I truly think where the problem lies is not with the designer, but that she is, perhaps, stepping into new ground with this hunt. From everything I saw in her store, she's used to creating top-line couture with a definite slant to following the fashion moderne, and attempting something for implants at all should be applauded.

It comes with appliers for Lush, Lola's Tangos, Universals, and VString. And I'm going to stop with just two for this entry, because they ended up with so many pictures each.

(Style card: My skin's from SHINE, her "Slawa" line in "Magenta/Pale" [a group gift currently; joining the group is free.] The hair's called "Roxie 2", and it was found on Marketplace for free [though I think the giveaway ended in January]. The eyes come from IKON, from the Utopia line in Dark Red. [For the life of me, I can't recall whether or not these were a group gift.] The shoes, again, are from Anima Temptation, her "Dolora" ballet heels in Bloodshine.

(And yes, still wearing fake lashes from ploom; for some reason the SHINE skins seem to need them.)