Saturday, April 18, 2015

Kirsten's Digits and Basics April 2015

     Mesh Bodies have changed our second life drastically in many ways. One way is the possibility to break away from standard sizes and be the shapes we want. With applier clothing and mesh fitted to the fitted mesh avatars, the possibility to be unique in our size and shape AND still be able to wear the newest clothing has not been this possible since before mesh hit the fashion scene. I am super excited about the possibilities! I am wearing two mesh bodies: Maitreya Lara and Slink Physique: and I have made two shapes for each body that I am using regularly at least as my base shape. I still need a standard size shape because I have so much clothing only in those sizes and many designers are still only making standard sizes as well. However, I find myself wearing my curvy shapes as much as possible because I prefer them in every way. Welcome to my Digits for 2015!

     So there are my digits for 2015 and how they have changed as I wear mesh bodies. Basically I had to change my digits for the different bodies to get the same look of "me" that I wanted.  I am so much happier with fitted mesh bodies. It is a huge improvent over the regular avatar and also over the zero body fat and zero torso needed for Azz and Lolas (that I wore last year). I have participated in all five of Berry's Digit Challenges:
Digits 1- Before Standard Sizes 2011
Digits 2- Standard Size Mesh 2012
Digits 3- Proportions 2013
Digits 4- Boobs and Azz 2014

      The lingerie that I am wearing in this post is brand new from Dabble Dooya. You get all three floral prints as well as Maitreya, Physique, and Omega appliers in your 50L purchase. The seams are beautiful (because I don't let Hiram sell them til they are and I am very picky). I had him go back and fix seams at least three or four times because I think they should be perfect and I am not happy until they are. He hand draws them including every flower petal and I think his drawing skills are just stunning. On the appliers, you get the full set, bra by itself, panties alone, garter alone, and stockings alone- all of which can be mixed and applied separately. 

1) Do you currently own a mesh body? If so, do you wear it all the time or just once in a while? I own Slink Physique and Maitreya Lara. I wear one of those all the time. I will never be in the regular system avatar nor wear system layer anything ever again. 

2) What is your preferred mesh body available on the market right now? I can't pick one. I honestly love both Physique and Lara. There are things I like more and less on each of them and reasons I feel I need them both. For example, I like the torso and waist of Physique best, but I like the hips and butt of Maitreya best. Fitted mesh that is made for bodies seems to fit Physique better and so I wear that more often with fitted mesh. I believe this is because Siddean Munro (genius business woman that she is) has given actual fitted mesh developers kits to creators and it is my understanding all of the "fitted to Maitreya" is experimental and just best guesses unless you get it from Maitreya. 

3) Have you changed your shape since you started wearing the body? Definitely and changed it for each body. You can go look at my Digits 4 post and compare it to this one to see the differences the mesh bodies have made specifically. 

4) How do you feel about mesh bodies in general? I was asking for them about a year before the first ones were made. I think they are the best things to hit the grid. I actually PREFER the alpha cuts to using alphas that you wear as we used to do. I like it better in every possible way.  The things others sometimes say are drawbacks with the bodies, I disagree with usually on every point. 

5) What is the one thing you would request from designers when it comes to mesh bodies? Only one? I have a list, lol. 
          1. Onyx- please send out developer kits for Maitreya Lara to every designer that is making fitted mesh
          2. Let's stop making standard sizes for good. I see no point in them continuing. Please make fitted mesh sizes to a few of the fitted mesh bodies. I want to see an end to standard sizes once and for all!
          3. I need fitted mesh boots in every style, shape, color, and texture. I need thigh high latex (not just shiny) boots fitted to Maitreya and Physique. MORE BOOTS, ALL THE BOOTS! Please make boots that you have made exactly to the alpha cuts available on the bodies and test them with those alpha cuts before selling them. 
          4. All designers, make everything, clothing, shoes, boots fitted to mesh bodies. Concentrate on that and make items with the body and the body alpha cuts in mind as you design. 

Kirsten's Basics 2015 (all the things I wear and might not list in my blog posts):

Hair: I thought hair changed last year. This year it seemed like almost every designer redid their hair textures and I seemed to need all the new blond textures. My list of hair stores has grown substantially since last year. Like last year all hair is now HUD based so I will include a picture of all the various HUD's and the colors I click most often.  I now wear mostly Truth, Exile, ploom, Magika, Clawtooth, Tableau Vivant, lamb, and Mina. 

Skin: I wear Glam Affair Jamaica, Izzie's Natural, and Pink Fuel Apricot (not released yet) the most.

Eyes: I still can't find any eyes that I like better than IKON. I try on others because I like variety and I like to shop but I never wear others for long and always go back to IKON. My favorites are Vanity Eyes- Azure, Ardent Eyes- Skyfall, and my new current favorite Sovereign Eyes- Blue.

Lashes: My favorite lashes are the same as last year, Mon Cheri Falsies. I still wear the glitter mascara the most. I wear style 2 in black glitter the most.   

Shape: My shape was made by me in 2006 with tweaks over the years. See my digits above for the 2015 Kirsten shape. =)

Feet and Hands: I always wear Slink. I own almost all the hands and all three versions of slink feet. I LOVE the 2.0 update with the Hand and Feet in the same Utilities HUD and the ability to paint each nail separately. I love ALL of the slink updated items; they are so well done. I wear Slink even with other bodies and shoe systems (N-core) because I like the textures on the appliers the best. 

Fitted Mesh Bodies: Last year I was wearing Lolas and Cute Azz. I am so much happier with mesh bodies. I am always wearing a mesh body of some kind. You will never see me in my blog posts as the default avatar. I am either wearing Maitreya Lara or Slink Physique. 

HUDS: I usually have my screen filled with HUDS. At a minimum I have either the Maitreya Lara or Large Slink Physique HUD, the Slink Hands and Feet Utilities HUD, Anypose Basic, and my AO. 

AO: Vista Animations Cosmopolitan I blogged it here.

Lipgloss: Blacklace Beauty Pout Lipgloss

Mascara and Eyeliner: Boom Express Liner


Lingerie: Dabble Dooya Anastasia Lingerie *NEW* Marketplace
Lipgloss: Blacklace Beauty Pout  Gloss
Eyeliner: *BOOM* Express Liner
Eyelashes: *Mon Cheri* "Falsies" Eyelash - Upper+Lower
Pose HUD: AnyPose Basic HUD v1.52 (all bloggers need this, imo)
Shoes: N-core ENDLESS "Fatpack" for SLink High Feet
Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet High V2.1
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2 - Casual
Feet and Hands HUD: Slink AvEnhance Hands and Feet FEMALE Utilities HUD V2
Body 1: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara V3.0
Body 1 HUD: Maitreya Mesh Body - HUD V3.0 Lara
Body 2: Slink Physique Mesh Body V2.3.1
Body 2 HUD: Slink Physique Utilities (alpha and layers) HUD V2.0 LARGE
Hair: TRUTH  Nayeli
Skin: Glam Affair - Amberly Skin - Lovely Day [ Jamaica ] 02
Eyes: IKON Sovereign Eyes - Blue (ML)
Pose: Aushka & Co Olivia 5 and 5M

Love, Kirsten Corleone

Friday, April 17, 2015

Fetish Friday: Hugo's Design Omega Appliers

      As I said in my first post back to fetish blogging, I decided on the Maitreya body because fetish designers that were making appliers were mostly making Omega. I even talked to a few and asked them to make some other varieties that I really think would increase their sales. I think if you are making appliers you should make Omega, Physique, and TMP. Those three will cover a large part of the market share and I think make your time worthwhile as seen in your increased sales. Just my opinion though. Anyway in spite of this argument, I was told by the fetish designers that I talked to that they were only going to make one applier and that usually was Omega. It does cover much more bodies and body parts so I understand. 

    Hugo's Design was definitely one of the fetish stores that entered into my decision process. They have made Lolas and Azz appliers in the past, but now they are solely making Omega and Slink hand and feet appliers. Those appliers are included with your purchase now too. The new designs are being packaged this way and they seem to be updating older designs as well. I am wearing a newer design, Bust, in Hard Pink. Bust is a sexy bodysuit with sporty knee high latex stockings and long gloves. The groin area is transparent and there is no covered version, so I got creative with poses to cover that area in this post (to keep my blog PG).

Outfit: *Hugo's Design* Bust - Hard Pink (Omega included)
Shoes: .:cheeky:. Babs - extremly high Heels! Black @ Black Fashion Fair
Pose 1: estetica desires sensual
Pose 2: Focus Poses On the floor 3 (edited with Anypose Basic)
Hair: Exile::After the Rain(L)
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara V3.0
Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Ilenia Darktan 02

Spankings and Kisses, Lady Ling

Thursday, April 16, 2015

NanTra at Pose Fair 2015

     NanTra is at Pose Fair 2015 with this great stool prop that contains 6 poses and their mirrors, 12 poses in all, called Situate. They also have a female superhero pose pack with some fun poses in it. Both are new exclusive releases at Pose Fair. 

     I was very excited about the Truth updates this week. Both this sexy updo and a longer wavy style with the front pulled back in a loose puff were new Truth releases this week and I love them both! My beaded top is new from Blueberry and can be found in the main store. There are both a dress and a top version, and the beads have 47 different textures and change independently of each other. My whole outfit is fitted mesh and I am wearing it fitted to my Slink Physique with my curvy shape. I am also loving the Katra Glam Affair skin that is new at collabor88 this month. 

Pose Prop: NanTra Situate Pose Stool @ Pose Fair 2015
Ring: (Yummy) Princess Ring
Top: Blueberry - Beaded Tops - Slink - White *NEW*
Pants: Bueno-Debra Pants-Black-Physique
Earrings: Maxi Gossamer- Athena - E2
Attached: Slink Hands, High Feet, Physique
Hair: Truth Nayeli *NEW*
Shoes: {Livalle} Modig -High Strapped Sandals- Noir (Slink)/ Teleport to Livalle
Skin: Glam Affair - Katra skin [ Jamaica ] Party 02 @ collabor88 April

Love, Kirsten Corleone

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The End

     I am a big Walking Dead fan, so when I saw one of my favorite characters from the show just hanging out in SL- I knew one day I would find a post-apocalyptic outfit worthy of Daryl. FATEplay has some great end of the world outfits for both men and women, Max and Tina, each in five texture options. Both outfits include a pair of boots, Turner, that look fit to wander the wastelands of our doomed zombie-infested world. These will be exclusive new releases at The End, a quarterly, post apocalyptic themed sales event brought to you by Seraphim. The End opens April 16th and "ends" May 5th. 

Outfit: FATEplay - Tina (Belt, Jacket, Mask, Pants) - Alt / Teleport to The End (April 16th)
Boots: FATEstep - Turner Boots/ Teleport to The End
Hairbase: booN cornrows hairbase blonde
Hair: booN MMK375 hair blonde
Skin: Glam Affair - Katra skin [ Jamaica ] @ coll88 April
Tattoo: L'Emporio -Owl-Tattoo-3 Fades-+ App
Pose: F*cking Ninjas' Prepare for Glory Pose + Katana

Love, Kirsten Corleone

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Hopscotch at Pose Fair 2015; Livalle Nymph Boots

     You can see the lights as they shine on my materials enabled Livalle Nymph boots which are just exquisite. These will be released April 16th in the IDK event. They will be available in 10 colors and come with an adjustment HUD which lets you change them from leather to shiny patent and also they have three levels of alpha cuts so you can wear them with all your pants with ease. They are also fitted to Maitreya Lara, Physique, Belleza, Utilizator Kemono,  Avatar 2.0, and Default- making perfect fits with your mesh bodies.  

All of my poses come from the My Jam pack by Hopscotch at Pose Fair 2015. There are six fun music themed poses in the pack.  I decided this pose pack needed some of the new Pretty in Punk fashion at collabor88 this month. 

Poses: *~*HopScotch*~* My Jam @ Pose Fair 2015
Hair: .ploom. Inge - Ploomage/ Teleport to ploom
Jewelry: Maxi Gossamer  Skull - Jewelled - silver + black diamonds
Bracelets: Pomposity - Studded Bangles
Dress: The Secret Store - Gloria Zipped Dress - Grey/Black @ collabor88 April
Jacket: The Secret Store - Nana Cropped Bomber - Coal/Skulls @ collabor88 April
Leggings: (Nylon Outfitters) Ripped Front Zip Leggings - Black @ collabor88 April
Headphones: TRUTH  Maiko Headphones [Splatter]
Shoes: {Livalle} Nymph -Lace-up Boots- Patent Noir (Maitreya) @ IDK (April 16)
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara V3.0
Skin: Glam Affair - Katra skin [ Jamaica ] Party 07 @ collabor88 April
Tattoo: Letis Tattoo :: Electra :: MM14015
Eyeshadow: MONS / Makeups - Eyeliner Smokey - ash

Love, Kirsten Corleone

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Diesel Works at Pose Fair 2015

     Diesel Works is at Pose Fair 2015 with this chair pose prop as an exclusive new item. It comes with 5 sexy poses and I think its a great deal for 299L. My lingerie is by Maai, Sabrina. I missed blogging it when it was at an event, so now it is in the main Maai store. This is a very sexy lingerie set available in 4 colors and they each come with Omega, Physique, and TMP appliers. I am showing this set applied to my Maitreya Lara with my curvy shape. If you need sexy lingerie for your mesh bodies, you definitely need to take a trip to the main Maai store where you will find some of the best hand drawn lingerie on the grid. 

Pose Prop: Diesel Works - SideWays (Prop) *NEW* @ Pose Fair 2015
Lingerie: MAAI Sabrina lingerie * Black/ Teleport to Maai
Hair 1: *ARGRACE* Saki - Sandy Blonde
Hair 2: Magika [Hair] Written
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara V3.0
Shoes: N-core ENDLESS "Fatpack" for SLink High Feet
Skin: Glam Affair - Vera - Jamaica - 10

Love, Kirsten Corleone

Saturday, April 11, 2015

EverGlow at Pose Fair 2015

     EverGlow is at Pose Fair 2015 with five new pose sets. I showed the new set Soft in a previous post and I have two more to show in this one. This first pose set is called Fresh and consists of ten poses. My dress is a new release from cheeky at 100 Block. It has a cute bow on the back and comes in five color options. My collar is new at Cae and is part of this weekends ROMP event. Romp is a quick event and ends when the weekend does. You can find this collar in both a regular and a scripted open collar version at the main Cae store. See more of the Fresh pose pack below. 

EverGlow Fresh at Pose Fair 2015

     Kaithleen's has some floral re-textures of their wonderful Rockabilly dress at the current round of Designer Showcase. It comes in four floral patterns at this event for the month of April. The poses for this outfit are EverGlow Afternoon pose set at Pose Fair 2015. My Livalle shoes are also a floral print and a new release at ON 9. Livalle Danica Platform Pumps come in 11 floral patterns. My Cae jewelry set will be released tomorrow in a new event called !nterlude.  !nterlude is a new quarterly event that will take place at !ndustry. The event opens with a party @ 6PM on April 12th. Releases are inspired by a selection of songs. Cae's Heart of Glass is a necklace and earrings set inspired by the Blondie Song. It includes 10 bead, 10 heart, and 3 metals textures and is HUD scripted for resize and multipart texture change.

Cae Heart of Glass at !nterlude

Livalle Danica Platform at ON 9

EverGlow Afternoon Pose Set at Pose Fair 2015

First Look:
Poses: EverGlow Fresh @ Pose Fair 2015
Choker: Cae :: Forge :: Collar for ROMP/ Teleport to Cae 
Dress: cheeky Kaira - Crossed Back Dress! Black @ 100 Block
Hair: Magika [Hair +Bow] Beans
Shoes: N-core ENDLESS "Fatpack" for SLink High Feet
Skin: Glam Affair - Sia - Jamaica 03

Second Look:
Poses: EverGlow Afternoon @ Pose Fair 2015
Hairbase: .ploom. Curly Hairbase - Blonde 10
Jewelry: Cae :: Heart of Glass :: Set @ !nterlude
Dress: Kaithleen's Rockabilly Floral Dress  - Blue @ Designer Showcase
Hair: [Runaway] Margaery Hair @ The Fantasy Collective
Shoes: {Livalle} Danica -Platform Pumps- Purlpe (Slink) @ ON 9
Skin: Glam Affair - Sia skin ( Fairy Tales ) - Jamaica 06

Love, Kirsten Corleone