Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Draconis in the Dark

Aii & Ego has just released some amazing new items to make your fantasy life more rich. Sized for both male and female mesh avatars, the legs, armor and ears shown can be worn by any regular-sized avi using the mesh bodies indicated.
  • I was very excited to see the Draconis Legs which come with a variety of options that will allow you to customize them to fit your wildest imaginings. With BoM tattoos in a variety of configurations, including a set that can be custom tinted. 
  • There are even face and arm scales for a complete avatar transformation. I'm showing the Onyx and the Gold scales in these photos. 

  • I'm showing them here with the Overpowered Armor, which was also released this month and which I show in the picture directly below without the Draconis set. Overpowered Armor adds spikes and knee guards to its barely there loveliness. It comes with a hud to customize individual sections or the entire set. 
  • I featured the Necrotic Tail in my blog of July 15. Click HERE for details.

  • I'm wearing Bento Dark Elf Ears which come in 4 different styles, with 16 preset skin colors and can be tinted to match any skintone. Ear armor, tattoos and earrings can all be custom colored.
 Find demos of the latest Aii & Ego releases at the entrance to the Main Store.

 ~ 1. Vanity God's Plan 
2. Truth Rouge 3. no.match No Good 
Head ~ Lelutka Erin 2.0
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 5.1
Skin ~  7 Deadly S{k}ins Searching
Outfit ~ Aii Overpowered Armor 
[28 textures / Belleza, Gianni, Jake, Maitreya, Slink]
Legs ~ Aii & Ego  Draconis Legs, tattoos, leg cuff [Belleza, Gianni, Jake, Maitreya, Signature, Slink]

Tail ~ Aii & Ego Necrotic Tail Bento or Animesh [4 sizes / 15 textures]
Nails ~ Aii Dark Touch Hand claws and tattoos 

• Flickr

Be sure and turn on your Advanced lighting to enjoy your Aii & Ego items at their textural best. Shown below, raw shots using no filters with same windlight. The only difference is that the picture on the left has regular rather than advanced lighting, which will bring out the details on Materials:

Monday, July 20, 2020

Enchantment's End

Throw the stones, read the runes, feel the power, draw down the moon
Rowan, Oak and Hawthorn tree, in the scrying bowl we see
Fire, water, earth and air, this ancient wisdom that we share
Look to the moon, seek to find, here is the power of woman kind
Come walk the paths that the old ones walk, 
Come dance the dances they taught us
Come sing the songs that the old ones sang,
For the magick now has caught us*

Regardless of how you work your magick, you'll find clothing, equipment, accessories and atmosphere @ Midsummer Enchantment * for one more week. The magick returns to source on July 26, so don't miss it!

Hair ~ Truth Livia
Head ~ Catwa Margeaux 3.2
Skin ~ 7 Deadly S{k}ins Dusk SPECIAL
Outfit ~ Beauty of Darkness Vikkilongoria Dress & C String 
[6 textures / Classic, Altamura, Belleza, Ebody, Legacy, Maitreya, Slink]
Stockings ~ Blueberry Opaque & Sheer 
Shoes ~ Wicca's Originals Lyndis Bootie [11 colors / Freya, Legacy, Maitreya, Slink] *

JewelryChimaera Spectrum Forehead Piercing Hunt Prize *
Bubble Spell Bottle Necklace *   
Velika Rituals Eternal Mist Ringset * 
Nails ~ DP Koffin Nails Lunar Tear Black [colors w black / Maitreya, Omega, Slink] * 
Staff ~ Afterparty Novice Druid Staff Hunt Prize * 
Familiar ~ Jian Forest Cat Companion

• Flickr

* Woman of the Earth by Spiral Dance

Friday, July 17, 2020

Faery Rings and Magical Things

Shepherding is no easy task. One has to protect a bunch of intrinsically suicidal animals from from all sorts of predators and peril. It calls for bravery, self reliance, skill with some sort of weapon and the protection of one's gods.
  • Guarding my flock from a Fairy Circle* from Raindale. This EXCLUSIVE item is available with 17 Solo, 17 PG romantic or 42 Adult poses. It's large enough for two couples to use at the same time. It also features a texture hud to personalize the twinkling lights, mushrooms and the grass to create your own personal Fairlyland. 

  • Standing unafraid in the Lillyfall Fairy Ring * from Roawenwood (unscripted Hunt prize) 
  • Brandishing an EXCLUSIVE iconic Binding Heart staff * from Deadly Nightshade. It comes in three versions: unanimated, with a simple hold and with a hud that has a ready stance and 5 battle movements. 
  • My outfit and shoes are one of two EXCLUSIVES from zOOm
  • Nails are EXCLUSIVES from DP Koffin Nails.

You will find these items and much more at Midsummer Enchantment *. Whether you prefer fantasy, role play, Goth, Witch, or just love the beautiful, you'll find it at this event. 
Exclusive items, gachas, special prices and a L$5 hunt add to the enjoyment.

~ Olive the Peach
HeadCatwa Catya 3.2 
SkinPlastik Summer Heat skin used as BOM with Sweet's BoM Quick Nailfix for Hands and Feet
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 5.1
Outfit ~ zOOm Isis set includes top and skirt as well as the body chain and chained heels 
[colors / Hourglass, Legacy, Maitreya] * 
Jewelry ~ Velika Rituals Moon Bindi Hunt Prize *   
Nails ~ DP Koffin Nails Lunar Tear [Black tips w black and metallic Lunar Designs /Maitreya, Omega, Slink] * 
• Flickr

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Necrotic Tail

For those who love their demons with a touch of elegance, Aii & Ego has just released the Necrotic Tail  in sizes from small - xlarge in both Animesh and Bento so it will work with any  regular sized body (shown here in medium). You'll find it at the Main Store.

This is not some well-behaved little imp tail. It reminds me of a dragon's skeletal appendage.  
It undulates around and even strikes. There are 17 colors in the hud and you can color the base tail, the spikes and tip and the tattoo. The tattoos make intricate embossed designs on each section. For you really creative folks out there, cell shading is also available.

Hair ~ EMO-tions Bittersweet prim hair
Horns & Thorns ~ EgosumAii Prevailing Horns & Thorns
Head ~ Catwa Lona 
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 4.1
Skin ~ Soul Gyouko F2 Gen2
Outfit ~ The Little Bat Body Suit 
Death Row Designs Creature legs Darkness RARE
Tattoo ~ Endless Pain Myrdin healed
Wings ~ Fallen Gods Demon Outfit Wings Carbon
Claws ~ Aii Dark Touch Nails & Tattoo Vision
Tail ~ Aii & Ego Necrotic Tail 

• Flickr

As always, here is the comparison using Advanced Lighting and regular lighting. These are raw shots, no Photoshop or special filters: 

This time having materials enhanced made a lot of difference. The only thing I changed between these pictures was to toggle the Advance lighting off in the one on the right. 
Not only did the designs on the tail wash out under the regular lighting, you couldn't even see the thorns on my arms and legs.  
If you've been wondering how SL photographers get their pictures to look like paintings while yours look like cartoons, try turning on your Advance Lighting. It sometimes makes a huge difference!

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Midsummer Enchantment July 10 - 26

It's time for my favorite event of the summer: Midsummer Enchantment!
Once again the most creative fantasy, gothic and "dark" designers in Second Life have gathered to present works of esoteric expression for the magickally inclined. 
Whether your preference is Fae, Witch, Goth, Gorean, Boho or Other, you'll find something you'll love at this event.

The region is absolutely beautiful in its summer glory and provides wonderful photo ops. 
In addition to a variety of unique items for sale, gachas and EXCLUSIVES in the shops, try your skill at the L$5 hunt.
You'll be looking for masks like the one I'm holding in the picture below. Pay L$5 for each mask and receive a prize! Masks often hold items to complement the exclusives you'll find for sale and can be found inside the shops or anywhere in the sale region.

Hair ~ Limerence Bekka
Head ~ LeLutka Simone 3.4
Skin ~ 7 Deadly Skins Noira
Outfit ~ Secret October Scarlett Gown EXCLUSIVE [Black, Red, Blue or Wine / Maitreya only] * 

* Featured items available at Midsummer Enchantment July 10 ~ 26. 

Shoes ~ Viki Tremane Shoes [8 colors w gold / Maitreya, Slink] *
Tattoo ~ Anteater Emporium Ward / Dark Passions Moon Totem Tattoo [5 colors / System, Catwa Lelutka, Omega] 
Jewelry ~ Velika Rituals Elemental Mist Rings EXCLUSIVE [5 metals, 10 stone textures / Legacy, Maitreya, Signature, Slink] * Supernatural Hyun Moon Necklace
Nails ~ DP Koffin Nails Moon Totem [3 colors w gold or silver / Maitreya, Omega, Slink] (at the Main Store, not the event)
Wings ~ FAS Faery Wings Stay at Home Club Gift

• Flickr

Photos ~ Midsummer Enchantment region

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Aii Newness

Aii & Ego have just released some amazing new products. 
Be sure to check the new Dark Elf Ears. These bento ears come in 4 styles with slightly different attachment points to fit each style. Ears move slightly and can be graced with a variety of hud-enabled armor, earrings, studs and tattoos to suit your personality. Ear tones range from very light through dark skins + fantasy colors.

The other new product I'm featuring today  is the +Ooame Underarmor Tattoos
These tattoos look like etched metal and will fit under all your corsets, padrones and greaves. You can even wear them as is (not PG).

The  Ooame Underarmor is available in 23 colors and comes with Omega appliers with materials or not. 

I'm using the BOM tattoos, which aren't quite as shiny as the appliers with Materials.

You'll find the new items at the landing point in the Aii & Ego Store.

Hair ~ Moon Dolly
Head ~ Catwa Catya 3.2
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 4.1
Skin ~ Stix Cosmos White 
Outfit ~ Zenith Charm Armor Milk Gacha 
Nails ~ Mani Pedi Signature Anodized Metallic
Backgrounds ~ Fantasy Faire 2020 Halidor (now closed)
Real Horse Kelpy Horse
Grey's Mind Maze Dreamgates FF Special
Simply Shelby Moon & Stars Lanterns
Partners in Crime Royal Tapestry
As always, here is a sample of the textures WITH and WITHOUT Materials enabled. 
All the pictures have Materials Enabled  and Advanced Lighting except for the one below rt. 
If you can't see the texturing on your armor, go into your preferences/graphics and turn on Advanced Lighting. Sometimes it makes a HUGE difference.


Saturday, April 11, 2020

Ostara's Dawn

I am ruled by the moon
I move under her mantle
I am the symbol of her moods
Of rebirth's cycle 
 Maddie Prior The Fabled Hare 

A Floral Corset Dress with matching shoes and stockings from [QE] Designs sets the tone for my Ostara pre-dawn rites. It's pretty, versatile and comes with 6 texture options for the dress and 9 options for the shoes. 
Ostara's Altar* continues through April 19 with Exclusive items, Sale items, Gachas and L$5 Hunt items throughout the sim.

Hair ~ Limerence Aleksa RARE 
Head ~ Genus Strong Face
Skin ~ 7 Deadly S{k}ins Joanes
Outfit ~ [QE] Designs Lorelei Corset Dress Spring Floral [6 color combos, 2 metals / Belleza, Maitreya, Slink] *  
Shoes ~ [QE] Designs Marceline Booties Spring Floral & Stockings [9 color combos, 2 metals / Belleza, Maitreya, Slink] *  

Jewelry ~ Spyralle Cherry Blossom Headpiece * / [QE] Elsbeth Coronet Hunt item * / Elemental Undine Ring Hunt item *  
Nails ~ DP Koffin Nails Moon Glimmers [Maitreya, Omega, Slink] *   
Tattoo ~ Fallen Gods Rose Bouquet 


*Featured items are available @ Ostara's Altar