Today’s regularly scheduled blog has been derailed because I was over the moon when Peony of The Little Black Dress sent out a notice that she had hidden 6 (now 7 at my last check) Christmas gifts around the store FREE for group members! It was further delayed by a migraine that has come and gone over the past 3 days, killing my enjoyment of being on the laptop! But, anyway, since being a Woman in Black is FREE, this makes these gifts, plus all the others for group members FREE even if you’ve never heard of The Little Black Dress yet. I’ve paired it with a FREE set of jewelry, and these perfectly matched glasses that I ecstatically found in the marketplace for 1 linden.
There’s just something about this Ice Queen outfit, it’s both timeless and vintage, festive, but for all winter, not just Christmas, especially once you start separating pieces since everything is individual. I’m wearing the Little Black Dress’s Christmas gifts 1-4, 5 is makeup for this outfit, and 6 and 7 started a new outfit! Keep watching the pics in this post, because I’ve modeled it fully assembled as in the lead pic, with the jacket off, and with both the skirt and jacket off, so the full lingerie underneath can be shown. The mesh peices, the jacket and skirt, come in several sizes:
- Fitmesh – S-XL
- Slink – Physique and Hourglass
- Belleza – Freya, Isis, Venus
- Alpha Layer for Classic Avatar
The lingerie comes with appliers for Slink, Maitreya, and Omega, as well as system layer, and the shoes are sized for all the bodies listed in mesh sizes.
A lovely friend of mine offered to help show off some FREE couple’s poses from West End, and I’ve opted to model the outfit without the jacket so you can see how lovely the Ice Queen outfit works as a form-fitting strapless gown. The pose on the right is the “One Love” pose, the pose on the left is “Safe with You” and both are FREE to members of the FabFree Group which is FREE to join!
The applier layer for the “bodice” of the dress is actually an entire satin bodysuit and stockings set with the same lovely Jack Frost inspired icy shimmer design on the fabric as in the mesh jacket and skirt.
While I was in LBD hunting down the Christmas gifts, I decided to pick up another pack of lipsticks. Being as comfortable with LBD as I am, I made a mistake I should never make, and bought them without a demo, only later to get home and realize that this particular pair didn’t have standard tattoo included! I dropped a notecard to Peony and asked if would be possible to get them as a standard tattoo, and with the work of a few minutes, she provided them for me, exceeding my customer service expectations! She had explained that this particular “Pucker up” set was designed with Catwa heads in mind so she felt the lips were a little large and so hadn’t included standard in the set as she usually does. Well, I wanted some larger ones anyway, I do have a big mouth (multiple meanings intended,) and also love the fact that they give the Julia Roberts lip look and smooth over my cupid’s bow so I was pretty thrilled with how the tattoo version looks on my standard head. I do like my cupid’s bow, but I also love variety and versatility. The best discovery of these lips is how they remain “fuller” when I smile on my expressions hud, which I think translate into some beautiful photography.
This gets me to my accessories. My FREE jewelry is under the Christmas tree at Glint, along with some other presents for males and females. Glint also has a couple of holiday hunt items to seek out, as well as 2 lucky boards, the weekly raffle, and 7Seas fishing all of which make a trip down to the store extremely profitable. The “Falling Snow set” is completely resizable, so it’s going to fit just about anyone.
My glasses are a 1 linden total steal of a find from -Leo-. Now I’ve been wearing cat eye glasses in real for several years, but this year I notice that the big framed cat eyes are coming back, actually a good friend just bought a pair yesterday. These little beauties are fully copy/mod/transfer. They were a perfect match right out of the box for this outfit, but I look forward to customizing these in the future for other looks. I did raise the transparency of the lenses prior to photography though, they were a bit cloudy for my tastes. Get your own pair!
There’s alot going on in my skybox here. Instead of talking about each thing individually I’m just going to run off a designer list with the location to grab it (if it’s still available as I got it!)
Tree: Storax Tree “Potted Holiday Tree with Candles and Lights e” FREE Peace on Earth 10 Hunt prize
Rug under tree: Missy Modify of a rug gift I received last summer from LaGom
Open Present: ReAct Store “Akaesha’s Naughty Gift – Empty Present” FREE Advent gift
Candles on Sideboard Del-ka Aedilis: Midwinter Candles
Snowflake Pillows: HHVET Victoriana “Snowflake Pillow” FREE Advent gift
Box of Ornaments: Roiro “Kugel Box” – gift at The Chapter 4 Event/group 10L to join.
Candles on Shelf Wall Decor: Wood Works “Holiday Candles Shelf” FREE Peace on Earth 10 Hunt prize
Fireplace with Rug (and all pillows and mantel decor in 1): True North “Christmas Joy Fireplace” FREE Peace on Earth 10 Hunt prize
Red Apartment Skybox Scene: $60L Plus Rentals
Hair: Truth “Chynna” Black&Whites 06 – 50L
Eyeshadow: Dulce Secrets “::DS:: Aurora Eyeshadow 1” FREE advent gift!
Eyelashes: ATIA’s “Plume” in Swag Bag –FREE!
Glasses: -LEO- “LEO Sale Glasses with Studs -Full Permissions” -1L on Marketplace
Lipstick: Little Black Dress “*LBD* Pucker Up Lipstick – Rose” – 149L (in fatpack with 18 shades of matte and wets for Catwa applier and now Standard Avatar tattoo)
Necklace and Earrings: Glint “Falling Snowflakes Set” –FREE gift under the Tree/group FREE to join!
Pompom Bolero Jacket: Little Black Dress “*LBD* Christmas Jacket”- FREE Christmas Gift Hunt/Group FREE to join!
Skirt: Little Black Dress “*LBD* Christmas Skirt” – FREE Christmas Gift Hunt/Group FREE to join!
Bodysuit with stockings: Little Black Dress “Ice Queen Christmas Bodysuit and Stockings” – FREE Christmas Gift Hunt/Group FREE to join!
Shoes: Little Black Dress “*LBD* Christmas present 4: – FREE Christmas Gift Hunt/Group FREE to join!
Body: Slink Hourglass
Nails: Hello Dave “Christmas 2017-December 4” Advent gift-group required/group 100L to join