Author: Sasy Scarborough

Varsity

Varsity

Whimsy and I went to Coco the other day, it is a thing we often do, just have a need for some Coco. The store was laid out differently than the past, or I just tpd further outside than in. There is a discounted area, and two main newer sections, the second newer section we had not noticed in the past and had to catch up.

The discounted area was fun though, with most items being standard sizing still it can be a bit of trying things to see how they work, but I still left arms full. I grabbed this great lettermans jacket and hoodie combo, it also comes without the hoodie to wear over other clothing. I am wearing the medium and then with hiding all my parts underneath it is perfect, also because it is a bit bigger it fit incredibly well over my sporty overalls from Miss Chelsea that I have worn a lot since purchase – actually they are having a huge SALE at the moment so I need to head on over there again.

Keeping up with the sporty motif I knew my vale koer Harley sneakers were a match made, and then putting them on they were already set in the same colours, no work needed, but with the fatpack that I have you can mix up and arrange the colours as you like, makes them very cool runners to have, you can also turn off the upper ankle part, so its two styles of shoe in one.

I have been wearing this great hairstyle on and off for a week now, I love it, and with the hairbase by Izzie’s it is just a gorgeous look, it does have its own hairline included, but with differing shapes and so on having it be possible to turn off and wear your own base is just smart salon sense :)

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build

Location

Poses by oOo Studio

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Spencer Mesh Head LeLutka

Skin Applier Alessa – League

Slink Hourglass Body Bundle – Dynamic Mesh Hands (Bento Enabled) , Deluxe Feet & Hourglass Physique Body Slink

Avatar Enhancement Nail Appliers: set 142 Flair

Thick & Heavy Lashes (tintable) – Flair

Hairbase babyhairs – Izzie’s

Hair:

Zoe Hair – Runaway @ Fameshed June

Clothes:

BaseballCardigan – Coco

Sade Shorts – Miss Chelsea

Shoes :

Harley Sneakers – Vale Koer

Accessories :

Ariel Rings – Blaxium

The L’s have it

The L's Have it

I ramble on about Bloggers Fate often, today’s outfit came together seamlessly. I started the day tping to the first few stores on the FLF list and went into ANE and started trying on clothing, and picked up a few pieces. When I put this stunning lace frill top I knew that it would be amazing if it fit the gorgeous skirt I picked up at Vintage Fair the other day during early access, and sure enough it did, and in a perfect way.

Then I was thinking about how it would be neat if I had some kind of Victorian lace up knee high boots and when you think of boots, you really need to think of Utopia Designs… and I realised that the ankle spat boots that are even more Victorian looking than the knee highs I had originally sought were just waiting upon me to create this look.

Then follow that up with a notice letting me know that Exile has created new hair for Vintage Fair and I was top to bottom a complete package of awesome. This style is the perfect ‘wig’ style, and because of that I just had to splash in some unnatural colour. The style comes with two bangs options and because it is not rigged it can fit everyone. The textures are so soft and inviting, I feel fluffy.

It was only on doing up all the credits that I realised, that everything I am wearing starts with an L, where are those alphabet challenges when you need them, but then it would not have been so fortuitous.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build

Location

Poses by oOo Studio

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Spencer Mesh Head LeLutka

Skin Applier Alessa – League

Slink Hourglass Body Bundle – Dynamic Mesh Hands (Bento Enabled) , Deluxe Feet & Hourglass Physique Body Slink

Avatar Enhancement Nail Appliers: set 21 Flair

Thick & Heavy Lashes (tintable) – Flair

Hair:

Lucy Hair – Exile @ Vintage Fair 2019

Clothes:

Lace Frill Top – ANE 

Lorena Skirt – Goth1c0 @ Vintage Fair 2019

Shoes :

Lia Boots – Utopia Design

Oldbies are now Vintage – Interview with Lexi Morgan

Oldbies-are-now-Vintage - Interview with Lexi Morgan

Over 12 years ago it was a sunny day in Second Life at the island of Hinode Shima, and a Blonde Bombshell in miniature landed at the landing point with the biggest shoes, the tiniest skirt and an amazing personality. Her name was and still is Lexi Morgan and I found out many things about her and her time spent in Second Life as a Creator, Landlord and participator in many Charity driven events that day, and wanted to catch up again and see if things have changed and if so how.

This time we did not get to sit by the seaside on Japanese seats across from each other, time-zones did not permit this time around on my side, but I am fortunate enough that Lexi took the time to answer my questions and that I am lucky enough to be able to jump into her IM box at anytime to get any additional information I may need.

I wanted to not only catch up with her, but also have her share a little insight into creating in Second Life for as long as she has. Unfortunately my first interview of her was with Appearance Mode a now closed Blog that was one of the first in Second Life back then. Even though she leans more now towards makeup she has definitely added so much flavour to this world over the years.

With this trip down memory lane for me, and with it being Vintage Fair starting soon, I decided that this post would be an homage to some of the oldest creators in Second Life who are still very much creating and contributing to the beautification of the grid. Elikapeka of Elikatira who has been creating hair for us since earlier than I have been here and some of my greatest shopping experiences were at ETD in the olden days. Sachi Vixen of Adam n Eve who has always been an incredible creator with amazing skins and clothing of various styles for many years, has only recently gone into mesh in a bigger way and her style has just carried over very well. While Swirly Cyclone is a newer content creator as such she has been adding fabulousness to SL since the dawn of time, and if you do not know that, you better learn it. These shoes are just the perfect companion pieces to this whole look, and they come in an option of white or cream accents so that you can mix and match with ease.  The make up I am wearing is all Stellar by name and look, and the adorable little star beauty spot does it for me and then some.

On to Lexi Morgan of Stellar

Sasy:  It has been over 12 years now since I last interviewed you about your time in Second Life, you were a region/sim owner, a Creator and very proactive in the everyday occurrences of the grid. What are some of the biggest changes you have experienced personally of your time here ?

Lexi:  First let me say that I can’t believe it’s been 12 years since the last interview. I still remember that day like it was yesterday!
I think for me personally, the thing that completely changed my SL was mesh. As much as I am amazed and thankful that it’s here, it came at a time when my RL changed tremendously and I fell behind with learning it. I was in SL much less and couldn’t catch up. I did end up learning how to mesh over time, but then I fell in love with creating cosmetics.. which I’m obsessed with in the real world. It was a perfect fit for me but very different from creating clothes. It’s been an adjustment for myself and my customers, but a pleasant one.

Sasy: You not only had your own store that did incredible clothing, but you also rented space to many other content creators over the years. Do you miss sharing space with other content creators in that way ?

Lexi: Even though I do not have my own sim anymore, I’ve always managed to have my main store on sims where there are other creators so I don’t really miss that aspect too much. I just recently moved my main store to Lo Lo, which has quite a few amazing brands there. Such a lovely space to share with them.

Sasy: Events play a big part in the shopping experience had by many now, in past times that was all done either in Mainstores or Malls, do you think that there is still a place for malls in the SL community or have events removed that need?

Lexi: Being the OG that I am, I really do miss Malls and shopping in them. They were so big years ago and I remember being in over 30 of them at once lol. Events are great but I’m so old school that I prefer main store shopping and releases which is what I primarily do myself. With that said, I am currently in no events.. but now that I’m finding more time for SL I am looking to get into a few good ones. I’m not against them at all …I just love main store releases more.

Sasy: You do still create but with the introduction of mesh and the like you create differently than you did in the past, as a more experienced texture based creator, are you excited about Bake on Mesh and what that may mean for older and newer content alike ?

Lexi: I think any change like Bake on Mesh is a positive one for creators and shoppers alike. I’m looking forward to seeing how the community reacts to it.

Sasy: Do you plan on recreating some of your older creations now that system layer (bake on mesh) clothing can be used with mesh body parts ?

Lexi: Sadly, I did lose a lot of my texture based clothing in a hard drive crash years ago but if i’m able to recreate or find some of the more popular items that i’ve made I am all for it! But like I said above, I think it will all be based on how the community reacts to it.

Sasy:
Over the years we have all seen some great collaborations between creators, if you had a choice of any SL creator older (even if no longer active) or current to collaborate with on an item, who would it be, and what would you want to do with them ?

Lexi: Oh wow.. I don’t even know where to start with this question lol. SO many amazing creators these days. I have collaborated with creator friends a lot in the past so I would probably go that route again.
Too many names pop into my head to name one in specific. I’m up for anything.

Sasy: If you could be a Linden for a Day, someone that could actually make a proper change to Second Life, what would you do with that power ?

Lexi: I think you probably know me well enough to know this about me already, but I truly enjoy helping people. I would help every new member in any way that I could by answering questions, buying them clothing, hair, shoes, skins, mesh body parts, makeup etc. Help them make an avatar that they love and explain how everything works. I’d help them so that they’d want to stay here and grow to love it as I have.

Sasy: As a content creator and SL resident for 15 years now, what advice would you give any newer resident that may want to start creating, and anything that you wish you had known early on that you learned along the way that you think really made a big change to how you did things ?

Lexi: Oh my …15 years! Thats a longggg time haha
One thing that I always tell my creator friends that come to me for advice (and every last one will vouch for this) : NEVER give up. If you love creating and enjoy your products.. keep at it. If something doesn’t sell like you had expected it to, it’s ok! Don’t get discouraged. It happens to all of us. Rome wasn’t built in a day. It takes time to develop a brand name that people will recognize. But frequent releases are a MUST. I 100% do believe that. If you’re not doing at least that, you’re not helping yourself as much as you could.

Vintage Fair opens June 7th 2019 info can be found here

Pale Girl Productions Website
PGP Flickr

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build

Location

Poses by

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Spencer Mesh Head LeLutka

Skin Applier Alessa – League

Slink Hourglass Body Bundle – Dynamic Mesh Hands (Bento Enabled) , Deluxe Feet & Hourglass Physique Body Slink

Avatar Enhancement Nail Appliers: set 142 Flair

False Lash Effect, Slay Lipstick , Hearts & Stars Beauty Marks – Stellar

Hair:

Misha Hair – Elikatira 

Clothes:

Rita Dress – Adam n Eve @ Vintage Fair 

Shoes :

Beatrice Shoes – By Swirly @ Vintage Fair

Blueberry Zaara & Tableau Vivant

Sasy Scarborough - Blueberry Tableau Vivant Zaara

I have been playing catch up with releases from all over the place, some paired up with older items. I ran over to Blueberry today and grabbed the Jeanette set as soon as I saw the thigh high sneakers, they come in a multitude of colours as well as floral prints, and there is a knee high and thigh high version. The set also comes with a hoodie style dress (not shown) and was at a great price for everything, so run over and grab. I love the boots so much and even though I did crop dramatically in the picture, I can see myself featuring them properly again.

The short shorts and the short overalls are must haves for those that like to show a bit of leg, and the shorts were part of a major collaboration release with Addams, that has fishnet stockings that sit under, there are combat boots and socks that I am wearing and a shirt and jacket, all bits and pieces that you can incorporate into your wardrobe. I actually paired up the shorts with an older release top, so cool and country damsel looking, and then the bikini top I am wearing fit perfectly under the overalls, so it is great to have pieces that do that, the tube top from Mimikri I featured the other day also fit snugly under, which is great when you can mix mesh across brands.

I am all about the vox colour denim in blueberry’s denim range, I do fatpack still like I did with the overalls because one never knows when you will need a trillionty colours of overalls to choose from, but the vox is my favourite in its dark denim awesomeness. All this denim needed some chunky jewellery and the perfect pieces were by Zaara, she does not make jewellery often enough, and I say that every time I wear it.

The hair by Tableau Vivant is very fun, made with a very sexy mask and has a great styling HUD for in front of shoulders left and right and behind, so that works for many different looks. I like those kinds of options because even without taking pictures we all know that hair does not stay still and it can be flipped all over the place in a matter of minutes depending on what you are doing at the time.

The LeLutka Powder Pack just hit and the lipsticks worn in the pictures are by Pink Fuel and they come in four sizes of lip covering which works great with different looks and heads available. Stunning colours and so glossy, make sure if you did not get the pack in advance you check it out.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build

Location

Poses by oOo poses

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Spencer Mesh Head LeLutka

Skin Applier – Alessa – League

Slink Physique Hourglass Bundle – Dynamic Mesh Hands (Bento Enabled) , Deluxe Feet & Physique Hourglass Body Slink

Avatar Enhancement Nail Appliers: set 72  Flair

Opulence Brows, Fishy Queen Eyeshadow – Dotty’s Secret 

May LeLutka Powder Pack – Enchant Me Lipstick – Pink Fuel

Hair:

BunnyAngel – Tableau Vivant

Clothes:

Catrine Top, Pia Denim Shorts, Pia Socks & Combat Boots, Ivy Denim Overalls, Jenna Bikini top  – Blueberry

Shoes:

Jeanette Boots –  Blueberry

Accessories :

Indra Painted Stacked Bangles , Banjara Silver set – Zaara

Gum Gum Boom – LeLutka

Mimikri Mina Breathe Blueberry and LaGyo

Sasy Scarborough - Mimikri Breathe LaGyo

 

A few weeks ago Mimikri had a sale, I had somehow convinced myself that I had most of the store, wow was I mistaken. In the past Mimikri was only available as single purchases, but as of late they have added fatpack options which is a great thing. I went through four or five rooms – I cannot remember really as I am still getting over it – and by the time I was done I had to go and lay down. This is when Whimsy just laughs at me, but this was no small feat and today I actually looked at the purchases and there were so many I had to scroll, my screen is huge, my inventory is full screen, scrolling in recents for one brand is a big deal. So worth it, best sale ever on catching up.

Since there have been some beautiful new releases, but at the moment I am going with some of my favourites from the store. If you saw me on the new Bellisseria regions anytime over the first few days, you would have seen me in the Darling Tulle dress, this sheer dress is just everything, not only does it include an add on panel for the skirt to be less sheer it comes with full on knickers – she calls them panties but these are just so much cooler to call knickers. I would just run around in them, and believe me I got all the colours with all the dresses so I plan on doing so – with a top of course, I haven’t completely changed my ways.

Everything at Mimikri is so girly I love it, and then add on to that the fabulous footwear from Breathe and you have a girlapalooza going on. Each style of shoes from Breathe really enhanced the overall look of the outfit.

With these divine Feng Su heels in the blue, those have the option of polka dot or not in the ankle bows and how 80’s am I right now, and believe me I know my 80’s especially for party looks like this one, my friend had this same dress in fuschia for our high school formal (prom). The laced up to high thigh shoes are just fabulous from the look of them to the looking at them and how detailed they are. Then you have the platform wedge strap style that with the outfit combination of different pieces from Mimikri are just ready to get your groove on possible. I liked being able to change the metal studding to silver on them so that they gave a nod to the eyelets in silver on the waist corset belt.

I went with the Brianna hair by Mina, this style while girly and cutesie worked in all types of situations, the length made it perfect for items that had sheerness to them so that there was no alpha conflict, and the hair is just that perfect must have of mid length style.

Finishing it all off with accessories by LaGyo and some angelic Bento wings by Blueberry to make it all just perfect. The wings come in bento or non bento options and the full range of colours available, it is so wonderful having wings that move as naturally as these do.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build

Corner Love –

Ninety 

Location

Poses by oOo poses

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Spencer Mesh Head LeLutka

Skin Applier – Alessa – League

Slink Physique Hourglass Bundle – Dynamic Mesh Hands (Bento Enabled) , Deluxe Feet & Physique Hourglass Body Slink

Crush Lipstick – League

Avatar Enhancement Nail Appliers: set 72  Flair

Opulence Brows, Fishy Queen Eyeshadow – Dotty’s Secret 

Hair:

Brianna – Mina Hair 

Clothes:

Violet Ruched Dress, Darling Tulle Dress, Carly Corset Belt, Carly Tube Top, Farrah Sequin Shorts, Jade Fur Shrug  – Mimikri 

Bento Gloves – Hypnose

Shoes :

Feng Su Heels  – Breathe @ Kinky Event

Mayuko Heels – Breathe @ Uber

Sue Fen – Breathe @ Anthem

Accessories :

Icon Wings Bento – Blueberry

Starla Necklace, Anemone Headpiece, Cherub Ring, Angelie Headpiece, Herve Cateye sunglasses  – LaGyo

Lulu Nails –Blaxium

Mutresse Exile and Mandala

Sasy Scarborough - Mutresse Exile Mandala

With all the feature options Mutresse as a great go to creator, with the ability to almost completely change the look of items with the texture change huds included with all items, you have the ability to make solid, contrast and sometimes even patterned looks with the one purchase. The faces of most items are often broken down far more than the basic top and bottom, and the metals are usually enough variation to really finish off a look. With jewellery having the options to metal change in your clothing, can often lead to a great combination.

Eeky of Mutresse also likes to push the envelope in enhancing her range, and her latest undress options are an animation and clothing marvel. Now you know better than to think that you were suddenly going to see me flashing you, but I will link to the videos of these fun products. I am wearing the bra in one of my pictures. The tank top is a lot of fun, kind of like a Mardi Gras beads getting kind of flashing rather than a taking your bra and underpants off, you can see them in actions HERE & HERE but be sure to come back for the rest of my post ok .

I liked to imagine that my looks today were of a girl that is some kind of super hero vigilante type of girl. Those boots and panties with the bra definitely had me feeling mighty enough to take on some hooligans. I could distract the bad guys with my awesomely stylish self. It was very possible to feel that way with the great background set by Ninety that is all concrete, pipes and roller doors.

The hair that I am wearing is by Exile and Alessa is a stunner of length and with the styling HUD you can behind shoulders or both sides front or left and right and that just makes hairstyles that much sexier when you have that kind of range. The accessories are by Mandala, and the opulence of them against the urban setting, just had me feeling like my by day persona was a bit of a socialite with a nice Black Amex.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build

Esquina Backdrop – Ninety 

Location

Poses by Behaviour Body

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Spencer Mesh Head LeLutka

Skin Applier – Alessa – League

Slink Physique Hourglass Bundle – Dynamic Mesh Hands (Bento Enabled) , Deluxe Feet & Physique Hourglass Body Slink

Crush Lipstick – League

Opulence Brows – Dotty’s Secret 

Hair:

Alessa – Exile

Clothes:

Mika Boots & Panties,  Pepi Bra, Didi Dress – Mutresse

Shoshana Dress – Mutresse @ Collabor88

Shoes :

Classic Pointed Pumps –Slink

Accessories :

Tensei Jewellery Set, Princess-dogtag – Mandala 

Cat – A – Clysm Headphones – Remarkable Oblivion

RKKN

Sasy Scarborough - RKKN

RKKN is a brand to keep your eye on, they started out as pose creators, did some collaborations with some great stores like Nutmeg and Entwined, and now their Male and Female clothing brand has just grown in such a huge way. I have posted on them before, when I fell in love with their biker jacket, but their line of clothing has just amassed some great must have pieces.

I played their gacha at this current round of Epiphany, and the items are amazing. Then in the store I picked up a few bits and pieces, some great casual dressy items. The newish colour block sneakers are a must have for sneaker enthusiasts as they have the option to change every part colour wise and come up with some wonderful combinations. The colour palette is their own so it makes dressing together simple.

The middle picture shows the latest release pants and shirt that are at Anthem event, they are on the upper level and the event itself is fantastic, chock loaded full of delights, such as the spiral staircase building I am taking my pics in by Soy.

I have been rocking this hairstyle for the past few days, it is a new to me store, they signed up for Hair Fair and I just could not resist it. The texture work is fantastic and you will need your own hairbase. I am wearing one from Lelutka that is the rosamund middle parted hairbase.

The gacha items all included sizes from different bodies, Slink Hourglass which I wear, Maitreya and Belleza Freya, so you get all three, if you wear more than one body, this is your dream gacha.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build

Spiral Staircase Home – Soy @ Anthem

Location

Poses by Voir 

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Spencer Mesh Head , Rosamund Hairbase LeLutka

Skin Applier – Alessa – League

Slink Physique Hourglass Bundle – Dynamic Mesh Hands (Bento Enabled) , Deluxe Feet & Physique Hourglass Body Slink

Crush Lipstick – League

Hair:

Cantu – Fabrixquare (Marketplace)

Clothes:

Rileys Shirt, Rileys Pants – RKKN @ Anthem

Leah’s Military Pants, Leah’s Military Jacket (Gachas) – RKKN 

Stefania Corset Grey, Stefania V Neck Shirt, Stefania Jeans (rare) (Gachas) – RKKN @ Epiphany (may 2019)

Shoes :

Colorblock Sneakers – RKKN 

Accessories :

Moderne Earrings & Necklace, Equestrian Necklace  – Cae 

Text Back Phone – E.Marie

Ariel Rings –Blaxium

Skelly Fish – Tea.S