Under Your Love Spell

Hair by Truth, Lingerie by Muse from Moon Elixir.

Something I could REALLY get into in Second Life, and I think I’ve confessed as much on these pages before, is virtual lingerie. I sure do like me some fancy knickers and bras, and if you throw in a corset and some stockings you’ll definitely have me doing a virtual happy dance.
I like my fancy under-crackers in real life too BUT honestly, quality bras and knickers literally cost a small fortune, so there’s nothing fancy in my real life closet. But in my virtual closet? There are items in there that Bordelle and Agent Provocateur would fight over. To be perfectly honest quality mesh lingerie isn’t especially cheap in-world either, but at least I get to wear it in one of my lives, right? The latest round of KINKY has hit the grid and it’s one of those events that I visit but the majority of items on display don’t really appeal or have any relevance. I’m not a virtual lover so the equipment that I tend to see sold at such events holds little interest for me. Granted I may giggle and look aghast (“YOU STICK THAT WHERE?!”) but I won’t be walking out with a suitcase full of equipment, although I’m happy to report that when I visited there was plenty of patrons in attendance and more than a few were clearly interested in this month’s offerings. I visit purely for the lingerie, and this month I’ve been made more than happy by the inclusion of a simply scrumptious set from MUSE, a lingerie label from MOON ELIXIR. For a start it’s called ‘Love Spell’ so I kinda had to have it due to the name alone, but there’s so much more to this outfit than mere romantic alchemy. Think ribbons, lace and a sublime boned corset with a bra that doesn’t as much allow your nipples to peek over but yell “I’m over here and require your attention NOW!” This outfit is just one of those items that you put on in your virtual bedroom and admire yourself in. Well, that’s what I’ve been doing for the best part of the last hour and I’m not even close to being tired yet. It’s just absolutely bewitching and wonderfully sculpted with great attention to details such as the shape, seams and lace application. You can even purchase matching stockings and shoes to fully coordinate the look. If you have the Linden dollars to spare I highly recommend that you splurge and fat-pack EVERYTHING if you’re able. Alas, I had to be selective so opted for a lovely beige nude shade called ‘Tawny’ ( I totally did not buy it because it reminded me of owls. OK I might have done..) but even if you just invest in single pieces you’ll find that there are plenty of ways to make your look unique, with huds that allow you to change the colours of various elements such as the ribbons and the corset boning. I found that changing some items to a black trim, such as the boning in the corset, added an edgier feel to an otherwise classic look. You can also elect to hide the ribbons as well, should you so wish, but I chose to wear mine in their full on ribbon glory. I honestly adore it. I am completely entranced and it definitely has me under a spell (all puns intended with no shame!) I think if you’re looking for something super romantic for Valentine’s Day then you’d be daft not to at least demo these pieces. It is quite honestly just a lovely set of lingerie to own and wear, and if you’re so inclined I urge you to visit KINKY in-world to get your paws on it, and view the variety of other wares this month that may tickle your fancy! (Visit SERAPHIM for a full event catalogue)

Kitty’s UNreasonable Desires….

Nah, they’re not really. I’m a reasonable kind of gal, despite what you may think… I just wanted to share with you one of the latest releases from uber fashion emporium ‘Dernier Cri’. If you aren’t familiar with the brand, these are the guys who supply you with a hair demo and an amazingly nifty hud that enables you to tint your hair into any of the available shades in store, so you really do get a genuine feel for the style before you lay down the Lindens. It’s a seriously smart idea that I wish more hair stores would buy into. I’m very reluctant to try new colours purely because I don’t want to waste Lindens, and this system ensures no wastage whatsoever; although with such a juicy range of colours on display you may find yourself struggling to decide what to get! The store was VERY busy when I visited, making it slow to rez, but every avatar and their Aunty were there to get their mits upon the latest styles. This is one of them and I have to say it looks rather nifty in this shot, but for me the short layers at the top are just a tad too Kate Gosselin for my tastes. (I’m more turned on by the Dernier Cri colour range and demo hud than anything else, lots of hours of indecision ahoy!) The style is called ‘Jenelle II’, and if you want to catch a cab down to the store then click here.

before I zoom off, let me draw your attention to the very sexy negligĂ©e that I’m wearing in this shot too. It’s from ‘Reasonable Desires’ which has an almighty lingerie sale on in store at the moment and there are some fantastic bargains to be had. I’ll be honest, I never realised how good Reasonable Desires were until I visited recently. To be frank the presentation and orientation of the store has always put me off, but with hindsight that’s like judging a book by the cover. There are some very pretty sets on display and the sale enables you to snap up some beauties for as little as L$20 or L$50. Job done!