Tag: Elikatira

Elikatira releases Footwear to bump and grind to

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Right now I have one of those toothaches that could cause you to take a hammer and chisel to your mouth. Having a toothache sucks, but having on for Christmas is just not fair at all.
Way behind in showing off the Nero items from Glam Affair, but with the upcoming release tonight of Elikatira’s NEW footwear, I was way excited. One of the stand out things about the Nero collection, is that it has pieces that you can mix and match, or completely change…just as I did in pic one, taking the sides of pants and making them into spiked wings. A little quirky I know, but it means that even if everyone was wearing Nero at an event, your Nero will look different and funna.

Downwards to the Secret boots, can I hear a resounding YUM…I think so. These boots are boots that don’t look just like boots, but more of an overboot boot look. The style of these is gorgeous, and the colours available are going to have boot lovers happy as clams. Lots of shades of browns and midtones, and the snow colour is amazing.

The Mistress dress from Glam Affair, is designed to expose the upper portion of the chest, adding the beautiful calypso bra from Eclectic apparel I soon took care of that, and added some dynamic print while doing so.You can do a lot with this dress, a shrug, a tshirt, whatever rocks your world. The ankle boots from Elikatira are also divine, they are called live and really should be more like shin boots than ankle as they go up just enough to be a tad more creative in style.

The black ruffled dress is a little bit more sedate, but adding one of the many collars from the Nero collection you have a bit more spice going on, The new Move pumps from Elikatira are going to be a go to shoe for many, the style is simple and can easily work with more conservative looks, but the platform and hell give it that ‘look at me’ factor…there are also some flats being released but right now I want to smash my face into a wall, so that will have to do.

Not my SL face though, because the new Vilda skin is lovely, comes with both dark and blonde brow options, and enough of a mix of make ups to make all happy, from your classic basics to some fun and frivolous shadows in time for all of the new year fun and festivities.DEMO DEMO DEMO I am wearing nougat tone, but there are as usual many to choose from.

Click HERE to SLURL’s Page.

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Hair: Fresh – Elikatira

Skin: Vilda – LAQ

Clothes: Marshall, WIllow, Black IBIS – Nero Collection Glam Affair

Shoes/Boots: Secret Boots – Elikatira

Accessories/Jewelry:

Diva Lashes – LeLutka

Eyes by : Fusemelon

Poses by : aDORKable

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shootsVR Foundry Mainstore , VR Foundry @ The Deck

Click HERE to SLURL’s Page.

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Hair: Vivid – Elikatira

Skin: Vilda – LAQ

Clothes: Mistress Dress – Nero Glam Affair

Calypso Zebra Bra – Eclectic Apparel

Shoes/Boots: Live Boots – Elikatira

Accessories/Jewelry:

Diva Lashes – LeLutka

Eyes by : Fusemelon

Poses by : aDORKable

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shootsVR Foundry Mainstore , VR Foundry @ The Deck

Click HERE to SLURL’s Page.

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Hair: Melody – Elikatira

Skin: Vilda – LAQ

Clothes: Black Ruffled Dress, collar from Willow set – Nero Glam Affair

Shoes/Boots: Move Pumps – Elikatira

Accessories/Jewelry:

Diva Lashes – LeLutka

Eyes by : Fusemelon

Poses by : aDORKable

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shootsVR Foundry Mainstore , VR Foundry @ The Deck

A whomp bomp a loo la

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The background used in todays pic is a merge of location shot and PS work, as in the outside of the window is me chopping down a smaller pic to fit. Free to use in the Second Life Stock Images Group on Flickr .

I think jeans lovers of the grid rejoiced when Bela Tolsen hit the grid. I have said it before, and it only gets proved every release, the woman really knows how to do pattern work with pants, and the jeans in this post are all incredible. Even if you are not into the overly patterned, there is so much range in her prints that there is bound to be something that catches your eye. I could seriously stay in the grey stiched pair near the window for yonks.

Also wonderful to have as a staple, and I do love that these are solids not prints, the off shoulder tops, also from Tutti Frutti. A little raised on one side, perfectly styled for off the shoulders, and also a great piece to do layered looks with. I decided to keep it simple today though, some ElikaTira hairstyles – please Elika may we have some MOOOORRRREEEEE.

Shying away from the sun, in the new Glam Affair skin Jadis, in the Yuki pale edition. Different brows to choose from, and option of with or without hair base.The hair base is a creamier white than usual, so you will have to be careful when choosing hair attachments, yay for demos. I opted for the full styles though, and with the brow options going to black it was a no brainer really. There is even a no brow option for those that wear tattoo options.

More of the Jadis to come in other darker tones, so don’t worry you don’t miss out if you don’t go for a paler skin. This one is lovely though, and the make ups are delightful. Not only am I taking the Tee*fy flats for another spin, I am also wearing the yummy and snuggly scarf that is another item at the Albero Dollar Market, these items are made as transfer for gift purchases for Christmas, so don’t miss out.

Click HERE to SLURL’s Page.

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Hair: Vivid , Mood, Fresh, Away – Elikatira

Skin: Jadis – Yuki Edition – Glam Affair

Clothes: Turquoise/Garnet/Jet Off Shoulder, Abalone Low Rise , Dusk Field Low Rise, Yachts Low Rise, Nitro Jeans – Tutti Frutti

Shoes/Boots: Callias Flats – Tee*fy

Accessories/Jewelry:

Medallion Set – Essentia

Anya’s Pico MofuMofu Scarf – Tee*fy

Diva Lashes – LeLutka

Eyes by : Fusemelon

Poses by : Glitterati

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shootsVR Foundry Mainstore , VR Foundry @ The Deck

Lipsmacking good fun

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Everyone out there needs to send some love to Cajsa Lilliehook, she is an incredible woman, and a rock to so many…I hope that she knows how much she means to all of us and gets better soon.

Lots and lots of skin love this week. Tonight the latest release from Gala @ Curio was unveiled, two beautiful skins, one called Autumn, the other called Yum. Yum has a more ethnic nose than Autumn and such incredibly glossy lips. Autumn is reminiscent of past skins from Gala, with a more mature face that is going to be loved by many I am sure. One thing of notice, is that while the skins still have the dark and light options in tone, this time it is blonde and brunette brows as the option for each make up, not a second lipstick.

So for all of those out there that had troubles with brows in the past, you should be very pleased, because these two colours work well with all sorts of colours. Also if you purchase the fatpacks, there are two bonus make ups which is just awesome value. Freeing up the face with the beautiful Details hair from Elikatira, this style is an updo with that casual nuance that allows for every day in all situations wear, that is just perfect. A little twist, a few tendrils and a beautifully shaped bun, so girly. Also spot on in the girly is the porcelain skirts from Fishy Strawberry, these are just so cute, and so 80’s but with such lovely warm fabrics that they are go so well with my new Linda boots from Berries Inc.

Summse has been honing her sculptie skills and these are her first ever shoes, and they ROCK so hard. Toggles on the sides, sheepskin lined and leather ties, they are just amazing for first shoes, I cannot wait to see what comes from her next. Keeping snuggly warm at the toes, and snuggly at the upper portion with the Dion shirts by Fri.day. These are soft henley style shirts with an angled button line that ties off with a small piece of ribbon. The colours are great, and other than all the fantastic layers, it is the arm extended glove layer sleeves that always have me glad fri.day knows how to treat it’s customers well.

Click HERE to SLURL’s Page.

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Hair: Details – Elikatira

Skin: Autumn – Gala @ Curio

Clothes: Dion Shirt , Halter Vest – Fri.day

Porcelain Ruffle Skirt , Gonzo Jeans – Fishy Strawberry

Shoes/Boots: Linda Boots – Berries Inc

Accessories/Jewelry:

Pearl Set – YS & YS @ The Dressing Room

Midnight Sun Jewelry – Bliensen + Maitai

Double Ring Belt – Bukka

Lashes – LeLutka

Eyes by : Fusemelon

Poses by : Miseria

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shootsVR Foundry Mainstore , VR Foundry @ The Deck

Your Mumma wears army boots

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I watched an incredible movie the other day, the idea was that you got to know exactly when you would fall in love with your soul mate. The movie is called timer, and you would think it would be straight forward and all that, but it was amazing the different things that could go wrong, or right as the case may be. What would it change in you ? the idea of knowing that something had a timer on it, wealth, happiness, love…would you be reckless until then? would you be a lazy moo and do nothing lol. All interesting thoughts really, fun film, you should watch it if you see it around.

Speaking of movies, Whimsy and I went to the unveiling of Harbinger last night, it is the latest movie by Phaylen Fairchild, and it is a totally different direction than Divas. This movie was scary, unfortunatly since last night it has gone private on YouTube, but probably just for some last minute editing. So you should look it up when you have a moment and want to be scared out of your wits.

Anyway, on to not scary things. The new boots by Gos are GTFO. These boots are great hiking style boots, with wonderful texturing features, as all Gos items have. This time though it will only be the fat packs that allow for combination changes, otherwise it’s a set look per colour combo. They were a perfect accompaniement to the latest items from Royal Blue, have you seen the new Royal Blue store? it is fabulous, a floating flagship in the sky, you really need to check it out, especially if you have been wanting some of her older items from her leLutka range, as they are all now in her outlet section.

I am wearing her What’s Up Spock leggings ( Marni has the best names for things) with some upper items from Aoharu, the off the shoulder top is just divine, and the simple leather jacket is going to get lots of wear in the future, it is stunning work texture and sculpty wise. The beautiful bag I am wearing on the left is a latest release from Ondyra Originals, the Marina Shoulder tote, such lush colours these come in, and the weave is great, they come with three options for wear, and the colours go with the shoes and clothing also recently released.

In the second pic I am wearing the latest Lounger sets from Fri.day, so fun and comfy, so much so that I went shopping in the sage and even then onto the movie premier in it last night lol. They all come in matchy matchy colours and prints, but you can of course mix and match like I did. The colours are also lovely for extenders under even shorter tops, as they come on all layers. After the movie I had a great time on the “Reap the Wild Wind bookpile’ created by W.Winx (which is of course Whimsy ) this build is amazing fun, and brings you back to those days home sick from school, when you could turn your imagination into the most wonderful of adventures.

You will of course have noticed all the beautiful hair I am wearing in this post, it is all by Elikatira (previously ETD) the styles are just beautiful, and luxurious in texture, I would be so hard pressed to find a favourite, I know that one in particular has been seen sported by many, but I would have to say Vivid the bottom right in the grey is just divine, It has everything and more you can want in a hairstyle….so beautiful.

Which brings me to the last pic, all of this of course wrapping itself around the divine pale version of Mima by LAQ. This skin was released just moments before Halloween, and I didn’t have a chance to show it then, but I don’t think it should only be considered as such, as it has such wonderful make ups, and only two of the skins comes with blood, which can be used for art, machinema, halloween, costumes, or RP, whatever works for you. The tone is beautiful and I decided to bring out the adorable dress by Rotten Toe to do it justice, as well as The Corrector neck corset, that seemed to fit right in.

To even out the visual I went with the latest wings by Material Squirrel, these are so amazing, that Kala has gone on to create in sculpted form, what she has always done with prims, is a testament to the passion and education that Second Life inspires amongst its residents.

Enjoy your day, and if you haven’t already read the High Res Myth post that Mel did earlier today, you need to. HERE

Click HERE to SLURL’s Page.

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Hair: Lasting 1 & 2 – Elikatira

Skin: Mima Pale – LAQ

Clothes: Off Shoulder Gauze Tunic, Basic Blouse Black, Simple Jacket – Aoharu

What’s Up Spock Leggings – Royal Blue

Helena Sash – Persona

Desi Sweater Dress – Eclectic Apparel

Shoes/Boots: GTFO Boots – Gos

Accessories/Jewelry:

Marina Shoulder Tote: Chinese Laquer – Indyra Originals

Lashes – LeLutka

Eyes by : Fusemelon

Poses by : Glitterati

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shootsVR Foundry Mainstore , VR Foundry @ The Deck

Click HERE to SLURL’s Page.

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Hair: Melody, Fresh, Mood, Rush – Elikatira

Skin: Mima Pale – LAQ

Clothes: Lounge Set – Fri.day

Shoes/Boots:

Accessories/Jewelry:

Lashes – LeLutka

Eyes by : Fusemelon

Poses by : Glitterati

Reap The Wild Wind Bookpile – W.Winx

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shootsVR Foundry Mainstore , VR Foundry @ The Deck

Click HERE to SLURL’s Page.

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Hair: Rush, Rumor, Vivid – Elikatira

Skin: Mima Pale – LAQ

Clothes: Dark Blossom Black – Rotten Toe

Paint Filled Dreams – Royal Blue

Shoes/Boots: Goth Ribbon Lace up boots – J’s

Accessories/Jewelry:

Diabolical Demon Wings – Material Squirrel

The Corrector – Maison Broceliande

Lashes – LeLutka

Eyes by : Fusemelon

Poses by : Glitterati

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shootsVR Foundry Mainstore , VR Foundry @ The Deck

Rooti Tooti Fresh and Frooti

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In many of my posts, especially my early on ones, everything started with the hair. I love Second Life hair, I think that even though I started just after flexi was created, it has always been my favourite item of all things.The styles, the colours, the techniques, how they have changed over the years, what was popular once faded out, and then can turn around and become ever so popular again. The sculpties put us back into static hair mode, and when flexi mesh sculpts come about, the whole world will change again. Lucky for us Elikapeka Tiramisu is back, and back in a huge way.

Elikatira her new brand opened it’s doors quietly on the weekend, no fanfare or fuss, it was not needed, because as soon as the wind carried the message that she was open they came in droves. Many will remember the old between builds times with ETD, sitting on the side sims waiting for her to open, trying to cam in and get a sneak peak. I remember one such event that actually included free only for group members, two packs of unreleased hairstyles. To have these was to really feel something special. I even know a girl that will say she met me over a gift box at ETD, but in this case it was a misunderstanding I helped her with.

There are fewer and fewer stores around now that you can have such memories of, I have a few ETD ones, and now am so excited to have the chance to make new Elikatira ones. The new opening brought with it ten new styles, and one of those is a store gift, called Sey – nto yet shown. The ones I am showing today, range from casual to dressy, and all can interchange in that regard, but pointing out the second one which is Escape, as soon as I put it on I ran to google and looked up Sharon Stone Basic Instinct, and sure enough the hair is almost exact. True perfection for shorter hair lovers, with a definite attitude going on.

While I couldn’t at the time find the white turtleneck and coat, I took it to now, and mixed some Aoharu, Deetalez and Nyte n day. The Aoharu poncho coat though advertised as White, has a greyishness to it, so lucky for me the white knitted skirt from Deetalez that is gorgeous, was mod, and I was able to bring it to the same tone. A little revealing cropped sweater from Nyte n Day and to finish off the stunning fringe western boots from Anexx. I adore this look, and the hair, wowza. Back to the top though, I am wearing the new coat from Baiastice, this is a very nice cut coat, with shoulderpads, and adornments of gold.

Very stylish and worn with either pants or in this case the Calypso slip from Eclectic Apparel – the go to of the season – you can look amazing for any situation. I really like the somewhat messyness of the Away updo, it has a real lived in look, as does all the Elikatira hair so far, not too immaculate, because that ends up looking way too fake, this one looks like I have worn it all day, and with the removal of some pins and some finger tousling I would be HOT. My first hair in SL was pigtails, and I don’t care that I am 38 I will wear them in SL and I would damn well still wear them in RL, maybe not like the first ones, but definitely similar to these. Wearing with one of my favourite sweaters from Eclectic Apparel, I had all that skin to show off, that I added the lovely necklace from Exodi. Some gorgeous slim fit jeans from Deetalez – I love these  and they are not too low slung, so they are wearable by all.

With that and the next pic I am wearing the Prima sandals by Kalnins, usually a multitude of colours, but in both cases the all white options worked well. The next outfit is how I end the day, because it is too perfect to not want to stay dressed in and pretend it is a lazy saturday. The clothing is from Zaara, and these boho style prints and pieces are just perfect for the upcoming heat I am expecting down here. The fabric choices, the colour combinations all work in these pretty styles…adding some older Jewelry also by Zaara and the loose tied plait down the back in the form of Melody, I am totally loving the look.

You may notice I am wearing two different skins this post, the Phoebe 2 and Claudia 2 by LAQ, the up close pics are Phoebe 2 I will do Claudia 2 another day, but it is so amazing to see the difference in both, Claudia being like an older sister to Phoebe. Claudia 2 still have a lot of attitude while Phoebe 2 is still somewhat innocent. Try them both out, and they both come with hair base options, and there are a lovely amount of add ons you can purchase at the store now, including the recent addition of different sized cleavage options, and hair base/brow colours.

All the poses used in this post are from Frooti, a new store and not so new resident. Willow Zander has opened up her pose store at Elikatira sim, as you can see from the layout pic. I am so glad to see Willow having her own store, as many of you will know she has been the Manager behind Celestial Studios,and now Elikatira and of course a fabulous blogger. If you have been by the sim, you will have noticed there are stores that are empty, you can apply to rent at Elikatira, which is kind of awesome, giving everyone a chance from the start, rather than opening with a sim full. Sand Shack Surf is there already too, the store Emma built looks fabulous. Click HERE to SLURL’s Page. Picture :

Hair: Away – Elikatira

Skin: Phoebe 2 – LAQ

Clothes: Ayane Jacket – Baiastice

Calypso Slip – Eclectic Apparel

Shoes/Boots: Plastique – Kalnins

Accessories/Jewelry: Lashes – LeLutka Eyes by : Fusemelon

Poses by : Frooti

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shootsVR Foundry Mainstore , VR Foundry @ The Deck Click HERE to SLURL’s Page. Picture :

Hair: Escape – Elikatira

Skin: Claudia 2 – LAQ

Clothes: Division Sweater – Nyte n Day

Poncho Cardigan – Aoharu Wool Skirt – Deetalez

Shoes/Boots: Fringe Western Boots – Anexx

Accessories/Jewelry: Lashes – LeLutka Eyes by : Fusemelon

Poses by : Frooti

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shootsVR Foundry Mainstore , VR Foundry @ The Deck Click HERE to SLURL’s Page. Picture :

Hair: Horizon – Elikatira

Skin: Claudia 2 – LAQ

Clothes:  Berry Knitted Jersey – Eclectic Apparel

Slim Fit Jeans – Deetalez

Shoes/Boots: Prima – Kalnins 

Accessories/Jewelry: Nyla Necklace (Turquoise) – Exodi Lashes – LeLutka Eyes by : Fusemelon

Poses by :

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shootsVR Foundry Mainstore , VR Foundry @ The Deck Click HERE to SLURL’s Page. Picture :

Hair: Melody – Elikatira

Skin: Phoebe 2 – LAQ

Clothes: Trishna Print Skirt , Yauvani tank top *snow* – Zaara

Shoes/Boots: Prima – Kalnins

Accessories/Jewelry: Kawaii Baggu – TokiD Nizam Jewelry – Zaara Lashes – LeLutka Eyes by : Fusemelon

Poses by : Frooti

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shootsVR Foundry Mainstore , VR Foundry @ The Deck

I wanna be sedated

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Wow it seems like ages since I blogged, but only a few days. Through the week we have caught up with so many things, the other day Whimsy, Marni and I went to a Haiku Speed build, Whimsy and I came across this concept a few weeks ago, and it was our first attempt. We had a blast and are hoping to do some more in the future.

If you have been under a rock in the past 24 hours the fact that Elikapeka of ETD is back will be news, with the new name elikatira, and two new styles have been released on the MarketPlace. It baffled me at first when ETD closed, not the closing part, as that was just shocking, but more the part where no one talked about it, or blogged it. I felt that something should be said/acknowledged about such a big deal…but then I realised that it was better to leave things unsaid, because she would be back, and talking about ETD as though truly gone might make that a reality.

For this post I am wearing one of the two new styles, Fresh. Fresh is a modern take on an 80’s look. The sidepony was a huge hair statement back then,.and only really achievable with certain length hair. The hair textures Elikatira have now are just beautiful, soft and pretty, and I for one cannot wait to see the styles that will come forth from this incredible creator. I also hope she makes more accessories and shoes, as that was a definitely growing aspect of her store in the past.

Marni Grut of Royal Blue has been creating up a storm lately, and I was lucky enough to see some of that process this week. It is just amazing from designer to designer how they go about similar things, by that I mean the steps they take to get to a final product. She is incredibly talented with sculpt making and her latest botties are proof of that. They are that perfect base of a boot shape that I love to wear, especially with pants. I don’t know what it is, but there is such a difference between boots and shoes, even when you don’t see the upper. These manage to give you that, without having an upper at all.

Whenever So Many Styles is in FLF I somehow manage to buy more of the store than even wondering about the item, it is the actual event that gets me over there. This time I was truly captivated by the outside of the store, I swear it is a new build, because I do not remember it ever looking like that before, but I could be hallucinating. Either way, I really wanted to shoot a pic outside, and generally I steer clear of location shoots, they annoy me, but that is usually because I want to find one, rather than having already found one.

The interesting thing about the sim SMS is on, is that it is encased in a sphere, so the sky is their own, no windlight no messing, it is easy no matter what settings you use. I logged in an alt to take a pic using Kirsten as you know I play with that viewer from time to time, with not just shadows but the every day. It is easier to have the alt log it in as there is no inventory to load, and the settings to shadows are already there, so it was a point and shoot,  done!  moment.. The pose is actually also from SMS as are the others used, that was a purchase on another flf day that took me there lol.

I adore the tweed corset I have on, it was instant draw, one day I will get the rest of them I think. Beautifully sculpted and a stunning green. The skirt is from Luck Inc and if I have something in fatpacks you will see it more often, being able to just go direct to the item you know you want and grab the colours your thinking of is bliss.

Back to my VR Studio and onto some in sphere shots, changing to a cardigan I have from SMS’s contribution to The Dressing Room in the past, this colour is not in the store, but I did check it does come in others that are, gorgeous colours too, so you wont be disapointed. I love Orange, always have, citrus colours rock my world, the legging also from there come in one great pack. Both items and the addition of another colour of the fab ruffle skirt go so well with the necklace also made by SMS, Irie Campese really does have a creative knack…from clothes to poses to accessories, shifting from one to the other.

I am wearing the beautiful Trinity skin by Redgrave, this is a recent release for Redgrave and the make ups on this tan tone are just stunning. The skin started with the paper tone as far as I can tell, and I am pretty sure that many begged for a more human like tone so they too could look as lovely. I do not know for sure, but from watching how it seemed to evolve it seems as such.

The pouty mouth on this skin is a big draw, if you love a good pout then DEMO DEMO DEMO. The different tones have different make ups, so you may just have to get them all lol.

Click HERE to SLURL’s Page.

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Hair: Fresh[elikatira] available on Xstreet search Elikapeka Tiramisu

Skin: Trinity – Redgrave

Clothes:

Tweed Corset – SMS (so many styles)

Ruffle Skirt – Luck Inc

Sheer Compliments Socks – Royal Blue

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Ruffle Skirt – Luck Inc

Pattern Tights , Basic Cardigan ( special TDR Colour, but is available in store in other great colours) – So Many Styles –

Shoes/Boots: Night Out Botties – Royal Blue 

Accessories/Jewelry:

Lashes – LeLutka

Dream Catcher Bag – Fri.day

African Necklace – So Many Styles ( SMS )

Eyes by : Fusemelon

Poses by : SMS So Many Styles

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shootsVR Foundry Mainstore , VR Foundry @ The Deck