~Pin-Up~

Shhhhhhhh…I’ve got a secret fetish…
Pin-Up~Peek
Well, not so secret really…anyone who knows me knows how much I love Pin-Up art.  I grew up loving black and white movies, jazz, old magazines and pin-up art.  So, I get very excited when I come across a creator in SL who enjoys designing vintage and pin-up clothing and accessories.
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Last summer I was searching for a mesh bikini and stumbled across an adorable one at this store, on the marketplace, called Etchaflesh.  I liked the bikini so much, I wrote a review about it.  Several days later, I received a special edition corset, as a thank you for the review…and I was officially hooked on Shaodie’s designs.  She manages to fuse goth, pin-up and a bit of rockabilly into her own unique interpretations.  One of the things I love about her work is that she doesn’t overlook the little details that make clothing standout; like the corset lacing on the back of this high-waisted pin-up skirt..  I like the dark edge to her designs, but then she also has some really gorgeous pink corsets; there is something for everyone.
Peek

I decided to pair the skirt with back-seam stockings and top from a 50’s Tintable set that I purchased from Reasonable Desires…a few years ago. The oh-so-fantastic pin-up Jean hair from .:EMO-tions:., and the Coqueta Doll (pink/black) platforms from KIKI Designs. Finishing touches…Severine Earrings from Zibska, Prim eyeliner from LpD and mesh hands from SLink.

The Details

Skirt:   Etchaflesh  Gothsweet Pin-Up Skirt

Top & Stockings:    Reasonable Desires  50’s Tintable lingerie set.

Hair:  .:EMO-tions:.  *Jean* (black)

Shoes:     KIKI Designs  Coqueta Doll (Black & Pink) mesh

Earrings:     ZIBSKA Severine earrings in Gold (Gift from Hair Fair)

Skin:  Glam Affair – Jadis – Natural Clean(a)

Eyes:  [Curio] Tragic Eyes – Fatpack (Purples and Blues) Watercolor Shine Large (Prim eyes) Not currently available.

Eyeliner:     LpD  Prim Eyeliner (black)

Prim Eyelashes:  *REDGRAVE* Eyelashes- 11-Showgirl

Mesh Eyelashes:  ::BB:: (Beetlebones) Mesh Lashes V.01 (SLEB Black)

Beauty Marks:  [:T:] Beauty Marks tattoo layers (layer option 2) [:Tuli:]

Hands:     Slink Mesh rigged hands Elegant, pointing and relaxed.

Poses & Props:     {what next} Vintage Dressing Screen and Stool Modelling Props (both loaded with pposes)

Shot at: ~Ephemera Studio~

Dog:     Zooby Beagle (His name is Bagel :))

She’s a CHOP ZUEY Fascinator in her *Bliss Couture*…

She's a CHOP ZUEY Fascinator in her *Bliss Couture*

Ok…so Halloween is now only a few short days away and you’ve seen just about every type of costume there is in SL.  What if you’re looking for a costume that isn’t really a costume…something with a little bit of that dark All Hallows Eve edge but with elegance.  Then you are in luck!  This fabulous Halloween Dress from *Bliss Couture* is dark and edgy, airy and elegant, and sleek and sexy.  It is also FREE when you become a *Bliss Doll* (member group/free to join).  The detailing on this wonderful dress is a gauzy netting with bats in flight…I love that the edging on the top and skirt is formed by the bat silhouette.  Perfect for dancing the night away with your immortal beloved.
She's a CHOP ZUEY Fascinator in her *Bliss Couture*...

I couldn’t resist pairing the dress with the equally edgy yet elegant Itsy Bitsy Spider Fascinator (group gift/350L to join and worth EVERY linden!) from CHOP ZUEY COUTURE JEWELLRY.  The detailing in this amazing hat contrasts and yet compliments the dress.  The Bat necklace is a 2009 group gift from Alienbear Design….which is free to join, however, you won’t need to join the group to score this amazing piece of jewelry…just follow the embedded link to the Marketplace and it is yours for FREE!  I also picked up the Jewel Bat Earrings *PROMO* (15L) on the Marketplace from Xia’s Boutique…these earrings are loaded with color/texture and size change options!
She's a CHOP ZUEY Fascinator in her *Bliss Couture*

So what are you waiting for…grab your favorite undead dance partner and haunt the night away in style.

The Details

Free!!!

Dress:  *Bliss Couture* 2012 Halloween Gown Gift Bag (group gift/free to join) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gown/74/209/354

Necklace:  Alienbear design (2009 halloween gift Bat Necklace (black)) https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Alienbear-design-2009-halloween-gift-Bat-Necklace-black/98092

Prim Eyeliner:  Group Gift (free to join) *LpD* Skins Mainstore http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/GoldenSand%20Island%20008/173/81/606

Almost Free!!

Earrings:  Jewel Bat Earrings *PROMO* (15L)  from Xia’s Boutique  https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Jewel-Bat-Earrings-PROMO/4109505

Color Change Claws:   (5L) available from Mini-me Productions https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Color-Change-Claws/2778198

Group Gift/with join fee

Hat:  Itsy bitsy Spider Fascinator (group gift/350L to join and well worth it!)  from CHOP ZUEY COUTURE JEWELLRY http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chop%20Zuey/39/138/27

NOT Free

Shoes:  Venezia (black)  from Similar Quality Italian Ladies Footwear http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sleeping%20Beauty/173/189/26

Hair:  booN des423hair attachment and booN matching hairbase (sold separately) from SAIKIN and booN http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SAIKIN/128/125/698

Skin:  –Jadis- Natural- 9 (a) (not free) from Glam Affair http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Beauty%20Avatar%20couture/164/134/25

Eyes:  [Curio] Tragic Eyes – Fatpack (Purples and Blues) Watercolor Shine Large (Prim eyes) Not currently available.

Prim Eyelashes:  *REDGRAVE* Eyelashes- 11-Showgirl  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/REDGRAVE%20Skins%20Fashion/97/162/23

Mesh Eyelashes:  ::BB:: (Beetlebones) Mesh Lashes V.01 (SLEB Black) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Beetlebones/48/39/2098

Beauty Marks:  [:T:] Beauty Marks tattoo layers (layer option 2) [:Tuli:] https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/T-Beauty-marks-tattoo-layers/1829557

Pose:  Diva  and Mode Dork Packs (not free) from aDORKable Poses http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Deck/77/192/21

Shot on location at:  The Glass Pavillion http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/BAY%20OF%20BALFALAS/69/56/24

She’s a Chrysalis Sorceress…

Chrysalis Sorceress

Don’t walk…RUN to Chrysalis to grab this Metamorphosis Dress!!!  It is a group gift (free to join) and a MUST have for Haunting away the hours on All Hollows Eve.   It is also ONLY available for THREE days…so hurry on over…what are you waiting for…take the taxi!!!  This dress comes with the butterfly head piece, collar, arm and leg butterfly adornments.  I decided to wear my sleek booN des423 hair attachment with the matching boon hairbase from *SAIKIN and booN (not free).  The shoes are Venezia (black) (not free) from Similar Quality Italian Ladies Footwear. ANNNDDDD…I went back to the [Etchaflesh/Virtual Props] Tricks and Treat Hunt for a THIRD time (it is so easy to do!!) and scored the Elektra the Lightening Girl Pose set…complete with these fabulous lightening bolts!!!  (no group join required…just grab the Hunt HUD and fill it with the  candy pieces to redeem it for a prize on one of the kiosks).
Chrysalis Sorceress

I accessorized the outfit with these fabulous color change Demon Horns (5L) and color change Claws (5L) from Mini-me Productions on the Marketplace.  The skin is Jadis Snow Queen from Glam Affair (not free),  black lips (1L) are .:Glamorize:. Rival Black Combo Makeup from Micalia Darkrose on the Marketplace, face tattoo is Face Deco VIP Spring 2011 Collection (black) (old group gift/50L join fee) from Sascha’s Designs, – DAMNED – CatEyes MakeUp (75L) from – DAMNED – BodyShop on the Marketplace, the *Witch* Eyes are part of the *LpD* Skins Mainstore *Witch* skin and eyes group gift pack (free to join)….and the really cool eyeliner (prim attachment) is also from *LpD* Skins Mainstore (group gift/free to join).

The Details

Free!!!

Metamorphosis Dress:  Group gift (free to join)  Chrysalis http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gigli%20Aragami/188/55/24

*Witch* Eyes:  Group gift (free to join) *LpD* Skins Mainstore http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/GoldenSand%20Island%20008/173/81/606

Prim Eyeliner:  Group Gift (free to join) *LpD* Skins Mainstore http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/GoldenSand%20Island%20008/173/81/606

Elektra the Lightening Girl Pose Pack:  Hunt item from the [Etchaflesh/Virtual Props] Tricks and Treat Hunt http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Endless%20Death/43/164/29

Almost Free and reasonable!

Color Change Demon Horns & Claws:   (5L each) available from Mini-me Productions https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Demon-Horns/2778561

Black Lips:  .:Glamorize:. Rival Black Combo Makeup (1L) from Micalia Darkrose https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Glamorize-Rival-Black-Combo-Makeup/2844638

Cat eye make-up:  – DAMNED – CatEyes MakeUp (75L) from – DAMNED – BodyShop https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/DAMNED-CatEyes-MakeUp/1819437

Face Tattoo:  Face Deco VIP Spring 2011 Collection (black) from Sascha’s Designs  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Coco%20Beach%20Kelina/252/201/23

NOT Free

Shoes:  Venezia (black)  from Similar Quality Italian Ladies Footwear http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sleeping%20Beauty/173/189/26

Hair:  booN des423hair attachment and booN matching hairbase (sold separately) from SAIKIN and booN http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SAIKIN/128/125/698

Skin:  Jadis Snow Queen (not free) from Glam Affair http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Beauty%20Avatar%20couture/164/134/25

*Photos were shot on location @ Journey to the Lost City http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/BAY%20OF%20BALFALAS/246/129/2220

She’s an aDORKable D!va in her Sascha’s…

aDORKable D!va in Sascha's

Shhhhhhh don’t tell Sascha…but I am previewing her November Member Group Gift…it is 50L to join her group, Sascha’s Designs…but she does that to keep the spammers out AND she makes it worth your lindens to join!!  Once you become a member you have access to an amazing array of previous monthly group gifts.  Sascha is also very generous with her members…with impromptu sales and 60L weekends…not to mention you usually get several skirt & top options in each dress you buy along with whatever accessories she has created for that gown/outfit (yes she does create more than just those gorgeous gowns). This monthly gown comes with the FrubbelDubbel (hey I didn’t name it!) skirt you see and you will also have the options to purchase the extra skirt styles.  Trust me…they are worth it!
aDORKable D!va in Sascha's

I scored more fabulously free items with two more group gifts!!  The adorable Norma hair in Ruby is from D!va and it comes with a Bat Wing option…just in time for that haunting holiday coming just around the corner.  Norma is a group member gift but the group is free to join AND membership gives you access to lots of more pretty previous member group gifts….that is just all kinds of awesome.  The gorgeous peach and white diamond necklace is part of the Romance Set from Virtual Impressions (previous group gift/free to join)…Chrissy designs wonderful jewelry and she generously puts one of her designs out for her members to grab every month.  In addition to the monthly group gift…Virtual Impressions features other items at fabulous sale prices throughout the month.

My oh-so-enchanting pose is from aDORKable Poses.  It isn’t free (200L)…BUT you get four beautiful poses and the petals to wear for taking equally enchanting pictures of yourself in your Sascha’s gowns.   When you purchase your aDORKable poses at the inworld store you automatically bank 10% of the purchase price, as store credit, to put toward future store purchases….group membership NOT required!  I purchased some of my poses at her Marketplace store and had a few minor issues that ADORKable graciously and promptly rectified.

My shoes, skin, eyes and eyelashes were also not free but I shall list the details below.

The pics were shot on location at the Virtual Impressions landing point.

So what are you waiting for…go grab these fantastic freebies and get all gussied up…you deserve it <3<3

The Details

Free!!!

Norma Hair (Ruby with Bat Wing attachment option):  D!va (member gift/free to join) *Be sure to read he group notices for where to pick up the Norma Hair…it isn’t at her Main Store  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/CalanDiva/148/157/25

Romance Jewelry:  Virtual Impressions (previous member gift/free to join)  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Ekho/138/127/24

Almost Free!!

November 2012 Group Gift Dress:  Sascha’s Designs  (member gift/50L to join) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Coco%20Beach%20Kelina/220/113/25

Not Free

Petals in the Wind Pose/Prop Pack:  aDORKable Poses (200L) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Deck/134/191/22

Skin:  – Glam Affair – Jadis – Natural 09(a) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Beauty%20Avatar%20couture/164/134/25

Eyes:  [Curio] Tragic Eyes – Fatpack (Purples and Blues) Watercolor Shine Large (Prim eyes) Not currently available.

Prim Eyelashes:  *REDGRAVE* Eyelashes- 11-Showgirl  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/REDGRAVE%20Skins%20Fashion/97/162/23

Mesh Eyelashes:  ::BB:: (Beetlebones) Mesh Lashes V.01 (SLEB Black) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Beetlebones/48/39/2098

Beauty Marks:  [:T:] Beauty Marks tattoo layers (layer option 2) [:Tuli:] https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/T-Beauty-marks-tattoo-layers/1829557

Shoes:  Venezia  (Silver/Gold RGB) Similar Italian Footwear http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sleeping%20Beauty/176/189/25

Her Etchaflesh Corset is Boudoir Fly…

LpD, Etchaflesh, Boudoir2

There are still several more days till Halloween…that means many more opportunities to get your haunt on!  Earlier I told you about the [Etchaflesh/Virtual Props] Trick and Treats Hunt; where you can score fabulous mesh corsets and/or pose/prop sets…AND you can go back everyday to do the hunt over to score another prize…WIN! (no group join required).  Sooo I went back and filled up my HUD with candy to cash in on this fabulous mesh corset; which you can see a bit better in the second pic.  I paired the corset with this delicious little plum colored, ruffled skirt (5L) from – Quintessência Store – on the Marketplace…and these HOT _Dietrish Nouveau_BLACK knee high boots from *ATHOR* (0L group gift/free to join).

Last week Precious Restless sent out a notice in the Boudoir Group (free to join) that there was a new member gift waiting for all their ghouls to grab…well this Wearable Giant Fly came along just in time…since my broom was in the shop for repairs.  Isn’t he fantastic?  I think I’ll call him Igor. ;p;p
Lpd, Etchaflesh, Boudoir3

Now, a girl can’t just get all dolled up with no place to go…so I headed straight for Journey to the Lost City which is the hauntingly spectacular build from Tymus Tenk and Truck Meredith…owners of the sublime Calas Galadhon sims.  If you haven’t been to these park sims…they are an absolute MUST SEE.  I can’t begin to tell you how incredibly detailed they are landscaped…Truck and Ty spend endless hours landscaping and decorating them for every season.  There is so much to explore and enjoy…and now they have this wonderful Halloween adventure…search for the golden idol in the castle and you will be admitted to the Lost City…just beware of the perils on the way!  I took my trusty Staff of Hatred from Wylde Arts ~WA~ on the Marketplace (not free, but half price @ 150L)…to cast dark rain on any rogue corpses.
LpD, Etchaflesh, Boudoir

I know you’re wondering how I keep my ethereal good looks…it is all thanks to this *Andrea Witch* skin and eyes from *LpD* (group gifts/free to join).  My lovely raven curls are the Halloween 2012 group gift (free to join) compliments of Dura.  My sparkly Glitter Skull earrings are another wonderful Halloween  (FREE/no group required) from [dirty.little.secret]…and the Witch necklace and witch hat are group gifts from NCParis (free to join).

The Details

FREE!!!

Withered Corset:  [Etchaflesh/Virtual Props] Tricks and Treat Hunt (Free when you fill your candy HUD) (no group join required) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Endless%20Death/43/164/29

Wearable Giant Fly:  Boudoir (group gift/free to join) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Boudoir/216/79/23

_Dietrish Nouveau_BLACK knee high boots:  *ATHOR* (group gift/free to join)  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Delilah/52/27/945

*Andrea Witch* skin and eyes:  LpD (Les Petits Details) Skin Store (group gift/free to join) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/GoldenSand%20Island%20008/173/81/606

 Hair…Halloween 2012 group gift:  Dura (group gift/free to join) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dura%20Dura/65/130/1003

Glitter Skull Earrings:  [dirty.little.secret]  (Free/no group required) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Envision/123/159/1749

Witch hat and necklace:  NC Paris  (group gift/free to join)  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/NCparis%20Fashion%20Region/55/80/25

Olyvia Female Poses:  Diesel Works  (group gift/free to join)  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Brooklyn/113/128/25

Almost FREE!

-Gaby Jeans Gift Skirt Mesh-:  Quintessência Store  (5L) https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Quintessencia-Gaby-Jeans-Gift-Skirt-Mesh/3741300

NOT Free

Staff of Hatred:  Wylde Arts~WA~ (150L)  https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/WA-Staff-of-Hatred-SF-PROMO-50-off/3735967