Put a feather in her hat, and called it Macaroni
The pictures are just part of the post, the main part is the Movie HERE , and believe me it was not only exciting to film but even more so to share. It started with a present to me from Newdoll Nikolaidis, you may know of her Flickr work HERE or her New Blog HERE. I haven’t even shown that gift in the pics or movie, as it’s so incredible that I want you to see for yourself in person.
The items that I am refering to are all created by Onakagoo Epin of 109 Prims, this is not just a store, it’s an experience. I have always admired the whole Steam Punk look, the items that have been created in world, and just pics I have seen on the net. To me Steam Punk is the perfect collaboration of recycling and creativity. I was pining over some outfits I saw on google and that led me to try and recreate that look with pieces I already owned.
This came about easier than I thought. The first outfit is a total mish mash and I am over the moon with the outcome. It started with the Dark Brocade underbust corset from Trilobiteware, the whole Trilobiteware experience was also a fun one I had to share, and funnily enough that happened with Newdoll also. I went there with Mel looking for some latex that we had seen elsewhere, to find in the last moments of the visit the most addictive shopping experience.
I bought a few of the Latex catsuits, to then find this magical machine that the designer had made herself that is a Lucky Dip vendor, I kid you not, this thing is amazing. I realised that the items in the vendor were the ones I had just purchased style wise, but at a reduced cost, due to the Lucky Dip not getting a say in what colour you get concept.
So as the catsuits were already inexpensive to start with, and now even cheaper, I took a gamble. The items were also no copy, so even if I got one I had already purchased I could gift it. But no, I got totally different colours, ALL SIX TIMES lol yes I was hooked. Now there was another vendor below, and I did glance at it, but as I have many corsets already and we were going somewhere else I refrained.
A few days later I was talking to Newdoll and she mentioned Latex and I got all excited and wanted to share my find. So she took a go at it too and was hooked as well lol, seriously its incredibly addictive, now while there she mentioned the corsets, and foolishly I had never actually looked at the price last time, but WOW 25L each, so again I was of the thought, that if I didn’t like it I could gift it…Blushes, TWENTY THREE, I kid you not, I walked out of there with 23 Corsets that I will cherish, and NOT one repeat, this script we think knows what you already have in that timeframe, that’s an assumption though, because between me and my 23 and Newdoll and her collection – I don’t know how many she left with lol – I didn’t get the same thing once, and both of us I believe only got one the same twice. (edit- Newdoll got a few repeats but was happy to gift them )
This is a sensational way to shop and I would love that scripted Lucky Dip in every store lol, because it’s a real high. If you already know the quality etc, and you are one of those people that can never decide on what colours, this is a great way to do it. Especially if the item is cheaper than on the wall.
So this is just one of them you are seeing today and so beautiful and richly textured, underneath that I have the Essential Wrap Sweater by CKS Designs, usually worn very differently I just really liked the plunge on the neckline when placed underneath the corset. I will be showing these in more detail in the future, but the style and the texture worked for this look.
To break up the long expanse of skin between neck and cleavage, I went digging into my inventory and pulled out the necktie with cameo from the Steam Rocket Ride set from Bare Rose, for this piece alone I would gladly pay what you get charged for this wonderful set which I have blogged in the past, I also tinted it a dark charcoal to mix in well, deselecting the cameo so that it stayed as intended.
Speaking of tinting I found a glorious use for the Determined coat train from Digit Darkes for this look, I wore the charcoal and tinted it a little darker – as it’s mod copy that was easy to do. I liked the idea that it looks like the corset is cinching in the long coat, even though I am not wearing the upper part of the coat at all.
Adding some Button pants from old GLAM – I don’t think these are available anymore, but worth checking the VG Republic or whatever it’s called since aliens took over, there are many types of pants similar to this around, so just find your favourite, I have always been a fan of the double button look in coats and pants, and it fits in perfectly with the Steam Punk style.
For the shoes I went with the Athena boots from Tesla, not really visible in the pic, but you can see them in an old post HERE , they are an open toed victorian style boot, so again very fitting. Also fitting because I ended up taking Tesla to the store featured in the movie earlier today, so she also has experienced the 109 Prims fascination, and we ran into Kriss Lehmann of Botanical Straylight, and as I asked if we would be able to wear such things at that location, it was a wonderful place to shoot the film.
The hair atop my head is the Thursday Hat/hair from Gritty Kitty, with its ability to change colours of not only the hat , but also the feathers, it was a great way to colour coordinate with the whole ensemble.
The next look as you will see in the movie HERE – in case you missed the first link – is very appropriate. The Cut bodysuit is from Refuge and is just lovely to wear with other items of clothing, or to adorn yourself as I have done, with all sorts of accessories.
Wearing also the arm and leg pieces from Dark Eden‘s Rust Shaman set, also Steam Punk in concept with its use of gears and cogs and scrap metal, my favourite parts of this set would have to be the leg parts and the hand wraps, as well as the Jewelry which you can purchase seperately. The wings are from the Messenger of Light set from Bare Rose and that is also actually featured in the same post I did on the Steam Rocket Ride.
There are two styles of hair from Discord Designs in this movie, this one is Laetitia. Now you might remember my oooo’s and aaaaaaaaaaa’s about the Jordan style released at Hair Fair HERE, that had me totally in awe of the braids style, well the lovely Salt of The Adventures of Salt n Peppa Blog, did a post recently that had me rushing over to get more. Taylor is the style worn in the other scene in the film, in which I am wearing it in red, and this one is a more pulled back style in the same theme with braids flowing down the back.
I recently told Efe that when I was younger but into my 20’s I used to do that with my hair, not full braids but lots of small thick plaits which I then added crazy vintage hair ties to, ones with sailboats, and toy soldiers, I was a bit crazy like that, it was only painful if you spun around really fast, those soldiers packed a mean punch. So when I saw Taylor I was so overjoyed to be able to recreate that look part of the way – I wonder who I can get to make me the soldiers .
All of the skins in this post, and the movie are the captivating Miyu Skins by SLink. Miyu is an asian inspired skin but with the variety of shapes we all have, it will look different on you , so Demo Demo Demo. The makeups are superb, with beautiful lips and high cheekbone shading. As usual the body of the skin is a delight, you will want to try them and all the other SLink skins while you are there, to see the various differences each one has.
I really hope you enjoy the movie, everything in 109 Prims has DEMO’s which is magnificent, so you can really get a feel for, and see each wonderful constructed piece up close and personal before purchase. Other than that , spend some time at the store itself there is a ballroom and wonderful areas to just chill. The whole place reminds me of Edward Scissorhands for some reason, this is definitely something you need to see, and when you get there, find the carriage, that was my glorious gift from Newdoll ♥ and I cherish it and I hope you will too.
Also take time to revisit or for the first time visit the beautiful Botanical at Straylight, it is a sim that just keeps adding dimension for me every time I visit, there are so many nooks and crannies and hidden delights, and you can meet some really nice people there, I met one today, a new resident called Jbizzle *waves*.
109 Prims HERE it was hard deciding where to put it in the slurls page but it’s also there under O
Hair by: Gritty Kitty, Discord Designs
Skin by: SLink
Clothing by: CKS Designs, Trilobiteware, Digit Darkes, Glam/VG republic,Refuge
Jewelry/Accessories by: Bare Rose, Dark Eden
Shoes by: Tesla
Poses by: Long Awkward Pose
VR Professional Kit used for pic taking : VR Foundry
Slurls to teleport to stores shown can be found HERE (click on name of store and it will open a Slurl Page for you)
Always thankful for:
Essentia for my Beautiful Hair Roses and Jewelry many pieces of which I have watched being made, and had the pleasure of wearing first as they are custom fit to my shape-I’m blessed.
Nuclear Boutique for my lovely Lashes that I wear when I think of it and because Ari is awesome.
My VR Posestand Professional/VR Posestand HUD/Library is by VR Foundry , The NEW Features include Keyboard Controls, MONO, HUD Controls, Locking Camera and Pose Positions, ability to save Colour Sphere Presets, Return to Poses Locked previously and SOOOO Much more. The VR Posestand is sold seperately as is the VR Posestand HUD , or in a Package ..HERE, HERE, HERE, or at the VR Foundry Main Store. now also with stand alone Library HUD, for on location shoots in no build areas – no notecards needed just throw in your poses.
My eyes which I get complimented on all the time are from Minnu Model Skins the MMS Green which I love.
Poses and Stands always used by me while taking pics, even if some end up on cutting room floor:
Digital Dragon Designs
Pixeldolls Empire Dress AO poses
[LAP] Long Akward Pose
Ana Lu Fresh Poses
Naughty Neko Designs
Le Boudoir Mode d’Ambre