Well, I saw a gal walkin’ down the street
The kind of a gal I would love to meet
blonde*black hair and eyes of blue
Baby, I’m a-gonna have a party with you
*Missy edit =)
I’m just about 10 days late and more than a dollar short in bringing you this new release from Really Rockabilly! I was super busy earlier getting stuff out from Dazzle, then knocked out with a migraine thanks to the rains. I know, excuses, excuses, the blog hasn’t been updated as often as I’d like this week, and everything else aside that’s all on me!
If you want to get into any 1950s roleplay at all, or even just have a few clothing items for dress up, then the most basic piece should be a black dress with a swing skirt and a halter top. This dress is all that, plus a bit of 50s Ode to Pink with the skirt panel inserts and bodice. Additionally, there’s a full set of applier lingerie with this outfit, bra, garter, fishnet stockings, and panties. There’s an inset of the black and pink hearts and swirls patterns in the bra, as well as a back seam and darkened heels on the stockings.
There are several sizes of the Really Rockabilly Black Valentine’s Swirl Dress:
- Standard Sizes XS-L
- Fitmesh Sizes XS-L
- Slink Hourglass & Physique
- Belleza Venus
The Really Rockabilly Black Valentine Lingerie comes as the following:
- Standard Avatar Layers
- Omega Applier
- Maitreya Applier
- Slink Foot Applier for stand-alone Slink Feet
This entire mix and match set is only 225 lindens. There’s a little bonus if you go down to the Really Rockabilly Mainstore to snag this, there’s a dollarbie pink version of the dress in standard sizes, minus the lingerie, as the Valentine’s Day gift! Either are a great option to wear and head down to the Ace Cafe one afternoon to dance away when there’s a DJ. Generally between 2-4pm SL time, but there are sometimes other sets as well!
Speaking of gifts, my pretty pink pendant necklace and earring set is the February group gift from Hedonistic Housewife. If you’ve never found this fun little shop, it’s chock full of 1950s clothing and accessories. They currently have the cutest swing skirts with net petticoats for just 50 lindens. Even better, the Hedonistic Housewife group is FREE to join, and there are 3 jewelry group gifts currently available, along with several roleplay freebies in system and standard sizing mesh.
I snagged these adorable mary jane’s on the marketplace. They were just 99 lindens, and come with a HUD of colors of solid and fun retro patterns. They are rigged for Slink Mid Feet. Sticking with accessories, my hairbow is one with a HUD that came with Sn@tch’s “Jewel Hair” that I picked up on a past in-store hunt.
Ever since I picked up a pose stand that I can load from HelaMiyo, I’ve been far more interested in posing for pics where I can use it, which means rez ability. I love using the pose stand because I can position it rather than try to move myself to the perfect spot, and put poses in fun positions like I did with the Sittin’ Tree from Stone’s Works in my last post. You can snag the pose stand along with a photo studio for FREE in the VIP room at HelaMiyo, there’s also a public photo studio with a backdrop in the room with 45 loaded poses. So what I did here was to make my little scene, using the photo studio and pose stand.
First, I’ll talk about how to load the pose stand. Rez it and click open, then go to the contents tab. Open your inventory and I like to ctrl+click on all the animations that I want to load into the stand, and then just drag them over and drop them into the pose stand. Now keep in mind, no-copy poses will leave your inventory and only be in the stand, but copy poses will stay in your inventory as well as being in the pose stand. The pose stand is copy, so you can create a few different ones to make it easier when you scroll through. For example, I have one for stand poses, one for sit poses, and one for action poses. However, if you put a pose that’s no-copy, that particular pose stand becomes no copy as well. Therefore, you’ll want to make your copies of the pose stand before you drag a no-copy animation into the stand. It’s pretty simple, a little bit of organization can save you quite a bit of time when you’re snapping pics, and allow more control so you can get better-positioned shots. Be sure to snag all the dollarbie poses you like and The Fab Free and SL Frees and Offers gifts while you are there!
Now my scene. This is the HelaMiyo photobooth that I set up in. This is modify, so I edited it and used select face to apply textures. The back wall is a stucco wall with a window, the window is actually transparent, and you’re seeing through it is what I’ve got outside. Sadly, this texture is unavailable as I got it, as the sim has closed. I applied that to the back wall, then added the sheer curtains, which are also sadly unavailable. To the left and right walls, as well as the ceiling, although not pictured, I just used plain stucco. On the floor, I used a 50s pattern that I googled to look like a rug. Which brings me to a Missy trick, that works for photography only. Instead of paying 10 lindens for each texture upload, you can add a local texture; this won’t last when you teleport, log out, or try to transfer the item, but it will stay as a preview as long as you are in the same sim, which is perfect for just snapping pics. So, overall I was able to create a little living room scene, with lighting control from the photobooth, which is FREE from HelaMiyo!
Just a couple of furnishing credits, as most of what’s shown is past gifts. The two green chairs, one with a pillow, and one without are from The Vintage Touch, and are available as lucky letters! The Vintage Touch group is FREE to join!
The wool and knitting themed framed pictures are from Cwtch. Which, I’m sorry to say has now closed, as of January, which makes me sad. They were a group gift, and are not even available on the marketplace store, which is where you can find some well-priced items. I’m happy now that I have them! I’ve blogged stuff from Cwtch before, so I thought a little note about the store closing was appropriate.
I’m sorry my usual story and pep wasn’t in this post. I guess the Winter Blahs are turning into the Spring Rain Migraines combined with Winter Break for the little monster of mine, and no rest for the wicked! I did dump alot of info on you, with the new (to the blog) 50s store, and my little mini photography tutorial, so I hope at the very least you enjoyed that! Now, get out there and get gussied up and go boppin’!
Hair: Truth “Sissy 2 (Black and White 06) – 50L
Bow: Sn@tch “:::Sn@tch Jewel Hair Bow:::”
Eyelashes: ATIA’s “Plume” in Swag Bag –FREE!
Eyelashes and Eyeliner tattoo: Blacklace Beauty “Eyelashes and liner 1” – 99L (fatpack)
Glasses: Really Rockabilly! Zef’s Catty Horned Rimmed Birth Control Specs – 99L
Eyeliner: ATIA “ATIA’s Soft Focus 1 Eyeliner” -fatpack 88L
Lipstick: Sn@tch “:::Sn@tch Luscious Lipstick (Fuschia-T):::” – fatpack 150L
Necklace and Earrings: Hedonistic Housewife “H.H. Pinky Drop” group gift/group FREE to join
Dress + Lingerie: Really Rockabilly! “Zef’s Really Rockabilly Black Valentine Lingerie and Dress” – 225L
Shoes: Alyce “Slink Mary Jane Heels” – 99L on Marketplace
Body: Slink Hourglass
Sims: Urban Corner, Grandma’s Dirty Kitchen, and $60L Plus Rentals
Chairs: Vintage Touch “Vintage Touch Curvacious Chair Set (Prairie)” -Lucky Letter win!
Framed Prints: Cwtch “Wool Themed Decor” -unavailable
Hanging Beads: The Half Moon Market “Retro Beaded Wall Hanging”
past Gacha Gardens gift
Side Table: Silence “Chandler End Table – Pink Tile” –
September 2017 Imaginarium Event Gift
Snowglobe: Infinity “SnowQueen Music BOX Globe” –
past Redeux gift