Wednesday, October 31, 2007
The Naughty Nurse costume from Celestial Studios and Last Call epitomises the spirit of Halloween. After all, the sight of Swirly dressed up as a naughty nurse is the ultimate fantasy of every handsome single man with payment info used. Just don't expect her to empty your bedpan dear. If that's your idea of fun, you need to seek urgent psychiatric help.
Naughty boys will not be able to resist Swirly in this very sexy SLPD costume from Rebel Hope Designs. Particularly generous gentlemen may even find themselves hand-cuffed to a chair while Swirly pops out for a spot of shopping with their credit card. Never say that Swirly doesn't know how to show a man a good time.
The Christy Creme costume from Digital Knickers may not be your fantasy darlings, but it certainly is Swirly's! Mmmmm.......... an unlimited supply of donuts!
What man wouldn't dream of watching Swirly bump and grind in this Moulin Rouge Paris costume from Rebel Hope Designs?
Swirly must really draw the line here though darlings. If the Mary Had A Little Lamb costume from Digital Knickers is YOUR ultimate fantasy, you must be a New Zealander. Sheep are only for eating darlings, when will you poor Kiwis learn??
All of these gorgeous pictures were taken at The Crack Den. A lovely spot full of brightly coloured pink and blue balls, and surely the next big fashion mecca darlings!
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Elisa is the dress that got me in the door, so-to-speak. Between the unusual stone inlays on the neck, the rouching on the bust and the sleek cut of the skirt I fell in love. I'm wearing the dress in Brown/Teal, Brown/Creme and (my favourite) Wine/Tangerine. The deep wine accented with a rich burnt orange looks puts me in mind of arriving to a gala event feeling rich and important.
Hair: Slow Jamz 2007 - Dark Brown from Hiccup. Skin: Sierra Skin - Pearl Set 2 - 100 from Cake. Eyes: Fantastic Realism Collection - Holly from Miriel. Shoes: (main) BOOTS Smoke-Leather from Redgrave (inset) Vidalia Pump - Noir Croc from Armidi Gisaci.
The Just Peachy Cardigan (shown here in red but available in several colours) is an excellent separate for the cooler months. My fellow button-addicts will be impressed by the perfect hand-drawn button that pulls the cardigan closed under the bust.
Hair: Veronica I - Chocolate from Celestial Studios. Skin: S3 pale ~ Sunset from Tuli. Eyes: Fantastic Realism Collection - Holly from Miriel.
There is more great button detail on the Hooded Blazer, along with little pockets. I'm sure that in the coming weeks this jacket will become a staple in my wardrobe. The hood of the jacket is sculpted and I adore the slightly boyish cut and of course the colour. I chose Navy (it's nice to have a signature colour) but another thing that stood out to me in Decoy was the colour pallet that Annette uses. I'm always drawn to slightly muted colours because they tend to read better in a CGI. The designs at Decoy are coloured with perfect slightly muted tones without slipping into being dull or greyish.
Hair: Ashley - Chocolate from ETD. Skin: S3 pale ~ halo aqua from Tuli. Eyes: Fantastic Realism Collection - Holly from Miriel. Shoes: SNEAKERS Nacre-White from Redgrave. Shorts: Rolled Docker shorts - White & Navy from Elephant Outfitters.
I teamed the Hot Addiction Dress (great name, even better dress) with the Serendipity Shirt (shown in Golden Tan, Light Green and Orange) to give the fun little dress a little more skin-coverage. I was very pleased to see that at least two layer options are available with Decoy apparel and in the case of the Serendipity Shirt - all three. The texturing on this dress is beautiful and I was particularly impressed by the virtually invisible seam between upper and lower layers which is often a problem spot. I found the prim easy to fit and it blends very well with the pants layer.
Hair: The Soho - Harvest Gold from Armidi. Skin: Vivant Buff Sultry 1 from Tete a Pied. Eyes: Fantastic Realism Collection - Holly from Miriel.
*Larger versions of the images can be found in my flickr stream.
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Elexor Matador has released the most fabulous new necklace and earring set - just for Swirly! Knowing of her frequent cravings for hot dogs, and no doubt in a futile attempt to win her heart, Elexor made this very special hot dog jewelry set for Swirly. Swirly is very generously sharing it with all her fans - well, the pictures that is :)
The only thing that Swirly found odd about this set was that Elexor named it "Swirly's Gold & Diamond Cock Set". Elexor darling, a cock is a BIRD and has absolutely nothing to do with hot dogs! Silly man!
For those of you who have to know everything, Swirly also wears the Nadia skin in Steamy Natural from Skin Within, and The SuperPony Hair in Golden Sand from Armidi.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
This is Stanley Bagley. I met him at the Hysteria sim and took pity on the poor bastard. He explained he had taken a beating after paid sex. He was robbed and stripped of all his clothing. The girls lent him a compact to cover the bruising on his face.
He seemed to appreciate Akasha and Kisten in their various states of undress, so I lent him my camera to take some pictures of the ladies. (He has yet to return it.)
Stanley took a liking to everbody there, so he wowed us all with a bit of Karaoke. He was really quite good! Poor Draven is about to swoon!
He then suprised us all when we discovered his love of pretty things. I have yet to meet a Kajira that could do silks justice like Stanley can! So you you happen across my new friend, be a sport and remove an article of clothing. I can guarantee we will be seeing more of Stanley soon. Haha!
The delightful Toast Bard has put some Halloween skins up for sale. I present to you Head Off. It comes with the skin, eyes, bloody jacket layers and this wonderful attachment that makes your head well, off! She has a great witch and a freezing skin, too! I got mine at (fd) at Cotton Candy. (Thanks Noam for my early rez day present!)
Lastly here I am wearing SPIRIT Heroes Claire Cheerleader Battle Bloodied Uniform. I do not watch the show Heroes, and I have absolutely NO idea who Claire is, however this outfit is torn, and has some blood on it. So it's just fine by me! This would make a fun Halloween costume, pick yours at the SPIRIT main store. My fun Mini Karaoke box came from Tableau but you will need to wait. I think an earthquake hit it!
Monday, October 22, 2007
Too good to miss! 50% off everything at Boing Fromage's Nakama location only. The sale runs until further notice, but it's a SALE so rush!
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Swirly has long been a huge fan of dear little Anna-Nicole Smith, even before she was dead. Swirly is humble enough to admit that she has learnt a thing or two from Anna-Nicole's tragic life. No darlings, not about the evils of drugs and alcohol and medically unsound slimming products, but MARRIAGE. Anna-Nicole was a very clever girl when she met and wed J. Howard Marshall, an aging and ailing oil billionaire who died soon after they married, leaving her to stake a claim to his fortune. But as we all know, Anna-Nicole's attempts to nab the old dears fortune were ultimately unsuccessful. Which is why Swirly decided to learn from Anna-Nicole's mistakes, and avoid selecting a rich husband who was on the verge on death. She went one better, and chose one who was already dead.
Known only as "John Doe", Swirly's new husband has it all! Payment info used, good looks, and a definite lack of energy which should prevent him from making unsavoury requests in the bedroom. Because he is not much of a talker, Swirly can rest assured that SHE will remain in the spotlight during parties and other social events.
Swirly wed in a secret ceremony in a quiet garden location. Did you know that cemeteries have the most lovely gardens these days darlings? Swirly was quite surprised! Swirly delighted in wearing the gown she had planned to wear for her wedding to callous bastard Stephen Bentham. Read it and weep, you low-life scum!
Swirly hopes that you will enjoy these pictures of her special day; she knows that she will treasure the memories forever, or at least until Husband Number 8 comes along. In the meantime darlings, don't forget to send Swirly lots of expensive wedding presents!
Swirly wears: Unforgettable Gown in White from Blaze, Disco Goddess Hair from Coif, Antique Pearl Choker Set from Paper Couture, Deco Lashes from Cake and Vivant Blush Boudoir Skin 1 from Tete a Pied.
Swirly's husband wears: Cadaver-tar from Hat Mechanic (includes rideable autopsy table darlings!)
Delightful gold frames downloaded from deviantART.
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Haha, Trick or Treat! This is what Methanne looked like AFTER eating everything from this delightful candy dispensing Fuck it! Bucket. It can be worn as evidenced by the picture below. And of course I just love the name. As quoted by the creator, this says it all: "When shit gets you down, just say 'Fuck It' and eat some motherfuckin' HALLOWEEN CANDY!" available at The Lonesome October Hallowe'en Shoppe along with GREAT Halloween avatars and other fun decorating items! Thanks, Nebulosus!
Just released, her now Skeleton Princess dress (formerly known as Pumpkin Princess, no pumpkins here at ALL). It's really fluffy, with some great details. IE: Lots of bones! Bone corset, bone wings, you get the idea. And its black and red. Niiiiiiiiice. The top is a bit daring, that's why I'm hovering like a spacecraft on this wicked looking FREE broom from Little Heaven, you get a folder with 10 of these brooms, each with a different pose. Love it!
Go to Passionate Neko Dreams, Saur's main store, and check out her great stuff, and especially those wicked Skeleton Strings! She also has an entire section dedicated to our favorite holiday, too!
I love Truth Hawks. If only for this outfit I have on here, called Hitman. You have to love opening a folder and seeing: HITMAN (ASSIGNED) HITMAN (DEED IS DONE). I didn't even bother with Assigned. I mean what's the point when Deed is Done is smeared with beautiful red, red krovvy?
I am the cutest assassin in all of SL.
Here is the before photo. It was considerate of her to change the skirt before she left her shack to die. The outfit includes this delightful hat, the boots and two variations of the skirt and cuffs. Not too shabby!
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
I was particularly excited about the freckles on this skin. While there are a number of high quality freckled skins available, most of them are either designed solely for redheads, or have just a small sprinkling of freckles across the cheeks, almost as an afterthought. The freckles on Sierra though are one of the main features of the skin, they are completely natural looking and aren't just confined to the nose and cheeks. There is also a light smattering of freckles across the forehead and on the chest, back and arms of the Sierra skin.
Sierra is available in four skintones - Cream, Ivory, Pearl and Toast - which range from milky pale to a light golden tan, but the fact that they are modifiable allows for some flexibility in tone. There is quite a varied selection of makeup available for each skintone. Sierra is only available in packs of four, which will set you back 3000L, with a facelight and four bald bases thrown in. Do the math and that makes these skins very good value for money, because you get four completely different looks in each pack, not just slight variations between makeups. All four skintones are shown below.
Top Right: Ivory Set 2 - 100
Bottom Left: Pearl Set 1 - 100
Bottom Right: Toast Set 1 - 400
Makeup choices range from natural, to sultry, to almost avant-garde. On these skins, I find the neutral makeups to be most appealing, as combined with the freckles they offer a very fresh and natural look not seen on many other skins. But there are also vibrant lips and eyeshadows on offer, and of course Stumbelina hasn't let us down with the rosy natural looking blush, which is a relief because that is one of the most attractive features of the Jessica skins.
The body on Sierra is soft and smooth, no harsh highlights or freakish musculature in evidence here. The shading is best demonstrated on the darkest tone, Toast, shown below. The body shading becomes a little less evident on the paler skin tones, which is to be expected.
The top of the breasts is lightly dusted with freckles. The breasts are well-defined with large, natural looking nipples and well placed highlights. The detailing on the genital area is realistic, but not pornographically so. I am particularly impressed with the shading and highlighting on the buttocks.
Makeup choices vary between skintones, which will make choosing a makeup pack difficult, but take the demos home and play around with the sliders before deciding, as you can make some adjustments to skin colour. There isn't a huge amount of difference between the Cream and Ivory skintones, so if you are looking for a nice milky toned skin you will definitely be happy with either of these. The Sierra shape that is shown in Stumbelina's ads is also available for 500L - it has a delicate, waifish face that complements these skins perfectly.
Sunday, October 7, 2007
Swirly decided to do a little investigating of her own, and what she found shocked her. You read it here first - Swirly CAN confirm that the Armidi team are in fact alts of Lost and Amby. Both Armidi and Naughty hairs use the same prims. Yes darlings, Swirly used her advanced building skills to closely examine hair from both stores and found that each design contained a TORUS. That's the prim that tastes like a donut, for you less informed folk. Anyway darlings, here is the photographic proof.
Well that's all for now dears, Swirly is off to do more shopping at Armidi!