Here Kitty Kitty

My Outfit:

Genus Project – Classic Bento Mesh Head
Glam Affair – Kiki Applier (tone 07) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Pangea – Genus One Touch Lipstick NEW RELEASE @ Kustom9
Osmia – Kate Mini Skirt & Sweater NEW RELEASE @ Kustom9
Besom – Debrossi (essentials)
Essenz – Managua (pack 1) NEW RELEASE @ Access
Messy – Shiny Ring Set (gold) NEW RELEASE @ the Level Event
Yummy – Delicate Necklace Set (gold)
Rossi – Emerald Studs (silver)
Milk Motion – Studded Clutch (leather beige)
Birdy – Festival Gacha – Leopard/Golden RARE

Location @ Lutz City
Poses by Bossie

Rogue

I tried the new Genus Project bento head when it first came out and for as long as I fiddled with and tweaked my shape, I couldn’t seem to get it just right. Now, as I’ve been wanting to incorporate another mesh- take two. I started experimenting with various skins and makeups and finally ended up with this stunning combination, and one of my new favorite looks.

Roxy is by Glam Affair and was actually released back in July, around the time that the brand underwent some major changes in their skins. I am so glad I went back and found her because as you can see, she is perfect. I did pair the look with the the nude lipstick from the Jessica gacha by Genus, but it really ties the whole look together.

If you haven’t at least tried a demo of this mesh head, you should. While it is still in it’s Beta stage you can grab the full product for 3,000L$, with a free upgrade to the future full version. If not, the full version with end up costing you 5,500L$. As I’ve always been a huge fan of Genesis Lab mesh heads before this change, I think that this price is a steal. There was even a recent update on 10/31, which includes:

  • Neckline issues as well as tinting options
  • Skin tinting options
  • Hide button for the lacrimal
  • Two sizes of the main HUD
  • Separate eye move/resize texture options

Of course, while it is still going through the beta stage there isn’t as big a market for Genus appliers just yet, but you can still find some skins available at a few stores, including (not a complete list) :

Love Cara

My Outfit:

Genus Project – Genus Bento Head & Jessica Piercing (22/gold) & Nudes Lipstick
Glam Affair – Roxy (tone 007)
Navy & Copper – Britton (natombr&tips) NEW RELEASE @ Shiny Shabby
Just Because – Vanessa Pants (black) NEW RELEASE @ faMESHed
Blueberry – Maria Boots (black)
Moon Elixir – Bohemian Alchemy Hat
Addams – Paige Off Shoulder Leather Jacket (cream) NEW RELEASE @ the Mainstore
Kibitz – Kiaria Necklace (gold)
Muschi – MyPhone X
Milk Motion – Studded Clutch (crocodile black)

Prop by Minimal (sights background 2)

Live Fast, Live Hard

The Arcade has rolled out all sorts of new releases for September! I am even more excited that there are a lot of wearables this round, as well as a good mix of Summer and the soon-to-be Fall gachas.

The title of my post so perfectly describes my RL lately, extremely busy, but you’ll see lots more posts coming soon! On top of that, Hurricane season is upon us and while we’ve been lucky here in Florida so far, I hope all of you on the East Coast stay safe! <3

Love Cara

My Outfit:

LeLutka – Greer Bento Mesh Head
Glam Affair – Paula (tone 06) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Navy&Copper – Bicerin (ombres&tips)
Osmia – Phoebe Lace Up Jeans NEW RELEASE @ N21
Tentacio – Brook Style – Top (black) & Bra (w/hud) NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Native Urban – Nevermind Shoes (black/rare) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Milk Motion – Cowry Short Necklace (black) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade

Backdrop by Foxcity – Mood Gacha (live fast) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade

Road to Nowhere

I just love when a new brand makes it into a popular event, especially one with so much potential as Navy & Copper. If you’re not familiar with this brand, color HUDs include 30 color choices with basics/roots/tips/combination. Tones are available in blondes, brunettes, reds and grayscales. I would like to see some color choices- maybe some pastels or bolds added in the future, but overall, I do love the textures. Currently, you can find their hair in Shiny Shabby and faMESHed, but do stop by the mainstore for more, as well as a group gift (free to join!) and discounts for joining.

On a side note- is it me or are the availability of photogenic sims for bloggers really dwindling these days? If you’ve got any interesting SLURLs to share, please let me know!

With that being said, I was scouring my inventory for a backdrop to use when I stumbled across an oldie but goodie in Milk Motions June 2017 Arcade release (previously blogged here.) Though I really wanted to use this piece, my parcel is just plum out of prims, so I donned my dark sunglasses, checked both ways and crossed the street on over to Backdrop City.

In the passed few weeks, the drama has been real over creators and event coordinators boycotting Backdrop city for multiple reasons. We’ve all got differing opinions when it comes to content, purchasing rights and the use of items we own in SL- yet nevertheless, the concept of this sim has in fact been around for quite some time. So why only now has it become an issue?

I do think that if the pieces are appropriately credited, then it is basically free advertising for creators. On the other hand, I definitely think the keepers of Backdrop City, out of respect for creators and events, should wait until an event is over before offering them ‘free to use’ for the public. Whether or not that is already happening though, I am not sure. (Insight anyone?)

As for me, while I prefer to own the backdrops I use for editing purposes, I do like the place as it offers quite a lot for bloggers and residents to use and it did give me some ideas for backdrops that I will definitely go out and purchase on my own.

From what I saw when I first visited, the group is free to join and no profit is being made from the use of these backdrops. There is a sim tip jar, however, and obviously if you are using the place it wouldn’t hurt to help support the upkeep. Sim costs don’t just grow on trees, you know. Whether or not tipping might be considered profit is up for debate, I’m sure.

All in all, I’ve certainly heard some good feedback from both sides. Arguments that Backdrop City is taking a bite out of creators’ profits by offering their items for free use, yet at the same time hearing that it isn’t much different than people reselling gachas for a cheaper (or higher/profitable) price. Or, in visiting just about a sim and taking pictures with anything but Linden plants in the background. Same difference, no?

What are your thoughts on Backdrop City, or the controversy surrounding free to use backgrounds for the community?

Meanwhile, I will just be over there, sipping my Lipton with Kermit the Frog.

My Outfit:

LeLutka – Greer Bento Mesh Head
Glam Affair – Federika (america)
Navy & Copper – Latte Hair (gingers) NEW RELEASE @ faMESHed
Scandalize – Valvena Pants (militar) NEW RELEASE @ faMESHed
Rebel Gal/Ec. Cloth – Ruffled Lace-Up Bustier (white) NEW RELEASE @ Uber
Coco – Puffer Jacket (maple)
Breathe – Jona Heels (black) NEW RELEASE @ Gacha Garden
Nanika – Darina Tattoo (black)
Anachron – Round Frame Glasses (top bar gold/tinted)
Bamse – Tagged Choker (bye felicia) NEW RELEASE @ Gacha Garden

Poses by Vilda & Phew
Scene by Milk Motion (road to nowhere)
Location @ Backdrop City

Snow Dreams

The December round of the Arcade is almost over, with only four more days left to play for your favorite goodies. There are also some really generous presents under the Christmas tree left by some of our wonderful Arcade designers!

My Outfit:

LeLutka – Greer Bento Mesh Head
Glam Affair – Federika (america)
American Bazaar – Sorbet Top (fushia) NEW RELEASE @ Shiny Shabby
Kitja – Maria Jeans NEW RELEASE @ Kustom9
Essenz – Montpellier (black) NEW RELEASE @ Shiny Shabby
Reign – Champagne Tumbler (18) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Queen of Ink – Dreamer Tattoo NEW RELEASE @ Limit8
Doux – Morita (fades)
Kunst – Flower Set (w/hud) NEW RELEASE @ Uber
Kibitz – Yasmin Ring Set (gold) NEW RELEASE @ Shiny Shabby

The Scene:

Milk Motion – Silent Nights – Snow Landscape, Snowy Wall, Bare Trees, Cabin NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Remarkable Oblivion – Frosty NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade

Poses by Skbio

On the Road Again

My Outfit:

Catwa – Catya Bento Mesh Head
Glam Affair – Moana Skin (america RARE) NEW RELEASE @ Lootbox
Go! – Summer Frill Bikini Top (burgundy) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Blueberry – DWL Capri Jeans NEW RELEASE @ the Mainstore
Clawtooth – Sasha Hair (dark ombre) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Friday – Nellie Sandals (fawn) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Vinyl – Bastille Necklace NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade

The Scene:

Milk Motion – Road to Nowhere & On the Road NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade