Teenage Dream

Teenage dream

On Autumn - Credits
On Xanthe
Skin: Glam Affair - Skye (@Arcade)
Hair + Hat: Little Bones – Like a dude (@Swagfest)
Glasses: Lethal Couture – coke bottle shades (@Kustom9)
Sweater: Atomic – Charlotte sweater (@N21)
Collar: Atomic – Charlotte Collar (@N21)
Necklace: Tokame – Kokeshi Necklace
Backpack: Amitomo – Black mood backpack
Skirt: Bueno – Denim Skirt (@Kustom9)
Bracelet: 2PM – Pony bracelet (@Kustom9)
Cassette player: SOY – Tapeman
Shoes: Sweet thing – Flora creepers (@The candy shop) 

For today’s post, I have my friend Autumn Ashdene with me! She’s so beautiful and a great photographer so if you’d like to see what she’s wearing, or just want to browse her blog, then check her out!

We decided we were going to settle on a 90’s theme today since I have a lot of stuff from Kustom9 to show you!

Thank you Autumn for posing with me!

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Build: Offbeat – Please love me (Kustom9)

 

Before Dusk

Before dusk

Skin: Glam Affair – Skye (Coming soon @TheArcade)
Hair: Truth – Freya
Hanbok + Hat: BCC – Lovely Camellia Hanbok + Accessories (Coming soon @TheArcade)
Shoes: Paper Moon – Qitou Silk Slippers (FGC)
Lantern + Necklace: Half Deer – A Forest’s tale (Coming soon @TheArcade)

Are you ready for The Arcade? If not, then you should be because it opens at midnight SLT! Here’s one more sneaky peek as some of the items you can get before we all go gacha-crazy!

BCC has made some beautiful Korean Hanboks with a cutesy twist! There are lots to win in a variety of colours and if you’re lucky enough to bag the Rare, you get this beautiful dress in the photo and the matching hat to go with it!

Also in Arcade newness is this pretty lantern by Half Deer. We all know Half Deer by now likes her adorable woodland gachas, and this one is no different! There are antlers, bunny ears, little critters and jewellery to win in this round!

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Pew Pew!

Pew pew

On Runa - Credits
On Xanthe
Skin: Glam Affair – Skye (Coming soon @The Arcade)
Hair: Tableau Vivant – Kyary (District 5) 
Headphones: Remarkable Oblivion – Cat-a-clysm
Antenna: Boom – Jet set ears (Coming soon @The Arcade)
Bodysuit: Nylon’s hideout – Plastic leotard
Boots: Boom – Jet set boots (Coming soon @The Arcade)
Gun: Boom – Piyo piyo gun (Coming soon @The Arcade)
Cat: Pixicat – Space Companion (Coming soon @The Arcade)
Build: Bauwerk – The Outpost

What’s that I hear you say? You want more Arcade previews? Well it just so happens that I have my friend Runa with to to show off what BOOM has made! It’s an awesome space accessories gacha! There are helmets, boots, ray-guns and antenna, all in a myriad of adorable colours! The guns and boots are also cleverly scripted so you can blast your friends with hearts and your enemies with lasers or just fly around the cosmos in your fancy jet-boots!

And where would a space-bunny be without her trusty companion? Pixicat has made some super cute space-pets that you can pose with! There are lots of animals to win such as pugs, bunnies and sloths or my personal favourite, the shiba-dog!

Thank you Runa for posing with me! Wanna know what Runa is wearing? Click here!

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Not going out

Not going out

Skin: Glam Affair – Skye (Coming soon @The Arcade)
Hair: Truth – Nissa
Earrings: Ane – Creeper earrings (kustom9)
Dress: Rebelgal – Scarf print tunic dress (Kustom9)
Clutch: Amitomo – Clutch bag (Kustom9)
Shoes: Co57 – Khloe pumps (Kustom9)

The Arcade is just around the corner but before that Kustom9 is still going on! There are a lot of things there from a lot of great designers so be sure to check that out before it closes at the end of the month.

Speaking of newness, Truth has been a busy bee and popping out new hairs left and right! In the photo above, I’m wearing one called Nissa and it’s a really cute fishtail braid. In the images below I’m wearing Freya, which is a pretty long braid going down the back. I think it looks great for fantasy looks!

Hair: Truth – Freya

Now, The Arcade will start on the 1st of September, so prepare your wallets! Glam Affair has made a new skin called Skye for the event and you can win one of 12 commons or  5 rare skins! The commons are in Asia tone and the rares are in Jamaica and Pearl tone! I really really like the makeups she comes in! And of course you get 8 eyebrow colours in each box as well as a browless version.

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Voodoo Child

Voodoo child

Skin: Glam Affair – Skye (Coming soon @The Arcade)
Hair & Hat: Tableau vivant – Barony (TFC)
Makeup: Nox – La Catrina (TFC)
Body: The Shops – Deluxe body
Necklace 1: Izzie’s – Blood vial necklace (TFC)
Necklace 2: Boom – Bonnwi Collier (TFC)
Dress: Faida – Baronne vendredi (TFC)
Vest & Belt: Enfant Terrible – Witches do it better (TFC)
Shoes: Noodles – Acacia sandals (TFC)
Voodoo doll: Hopscotch – Stick a needle in my eye (TFC)

A new round of The Fantasy Collective just started up and the theme is ‘Bayou’! So there’s lots of swampy, voodoo, witchdoctor goodness to be found.

We all know I’m a serial ‘re-purposer’. Because I like to have matching jewellery sets, any time I get a necklace, I just have to make copies and turn them into belts, bracelets, headdresses, anklets, even sometimes earrings! The ‘belt’ around my waist is actually a necklace by Enfant Terrible called ‘Witches do it better’ and it comes with a very nice vest to match too (you can just about see it peeking out from behind my luxurious Tableau Vivant locks!).

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Location: The Isle

 

From the Deep

From the deep

Skin: Glam Affair – Artemis (C88)
Hair: Tableau Vivant - Destiny
Bodysuit: Femme fatale – Bimba bodysuit couture
Necklace: 22769 – What lies beneath (La Metallique)
Bracelet: 22769 – Fishscale bracelet (La Metallique)
Shoes: 22769 – Octopus heels (La Metallique)

L’acessoires has turned 2 years old! And to celebrate, the team have put together a fantastic event called the La Metallique fair. It runs until 9th September and is chock-full of fantastic designers, some you may have seen from L’accessoires rounds past! The theme for this event is, as you might guess, everything shiny and metallic! I’m featuring a few of the items 22769 has made for the event but there’s tons more to see too.

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Tsu! The Sugar Garden’s new mesh head

Tsu!

Head: The sugar Garden – Tsu (New!)
Hair: Truth – Clover (New!)
Headband: Lagyo – Rebel headpiece
Top & Skirt: VN – Retro Pencil (District 5)
Harness: Violent seduction – floral harness
Cardigan: COCO - Open front cardigan
Stockings: Pantsu Hunter – Lace socks & Garter
Shoes: L.Warwick – Luscious platform heels
Bat wings: The Sugar garden – Batty wings
Dog: Birdy/Alchemy – Chi chi chihuahua (The chapter four)
Bag: Adore&Abhor – Coffin purse
Chair: Mishmish & Mien – Memories chair (Atelier Kreslo)

The Sugar Garden released a brand new mesh head the other day. Her name is Tsu and she’s been teased to us on Eilfie’s Flickr timeline for a few months now. But she’s finally here and she’s a real cutie! Usually I’m not one for mesh heads but I just had to show you how adorable this one is and take you through some of the features it has!

The Sugar Garden Mesh Head

All photos from here onwards are raw, and have not been edited in any way with the exception of cropping, resizing and adding text.

This product was given to me for review.

TSG’s mesh head is rigged mesh. It’s not fitted mesh but you can still change the size of the head using your shape sliders. And it fits all of the rigged mesh hair I’ve tried on it which is good news.

It’s static, which means it’s not animated (like blinking etc.) but you can easily change expressions using the HUD. And you can also wear your own default/mesh/prim eyes with it.

It’s currently being sold for 3000L$ and includes all of the following;

What’s in the box!

When you purchase your pretty little head, you get the following included in the package;

.tsg. Mesh Head Alpha

.tsg. Mesh Head Instructional Notecard

.tsg. Tsu skin (In the tone to match your head. Bust, no bust, toned and soft-body versions included)

.tsg. Tsu Mesh Head

.tsg. Tsu Mesh Head HUD

I will say right off the bat that I love how the skin is included. Many mesh heads nowadays require purchasing the skins or appliers separately, which can often lead to complaints of people accidentally buying the wrong skin that won’t match their attachments (I won’t lie, I’ve done that before). But not this one!

The HUD

The Hud is very self-explanatory as far as ease-of-use goes. Just wear it and click the logo to get started, then you can choose from makeups, hairbase and eyebrow colours and expressions. There are 16 makeups to choose from, 15 facial expressions and 32 preset hair colours (which you can tint using the bar below). Clicking the buttons at the bottom will take you to TSG’s various social networks where you can stay up to date on updates, fixes and new releases.

The makeups are all really cute and there are many colours and styles to choose from so you can go from sweet angel-face to gothic rocker at the click of a button. And the expressions are so much fun to play around with, and offer more variety and quality than the SL defaults.

Click to zoom

If you happen to detach your HUD, you have to take off the head and wear it again in order for it in sync again. Which might become a little tedious if you’re in a laggy area and want to remove the HUD, but then decide you want to change your facial expression to wink at the cutie across the sim. But it takes not even 2 seconds to sync so it’s not that big of a deal.

When you wear the HUD, it’s kind of small. So small in fact I couldn’t read the text underneath each expression/makeup. And, as far as I know, there’s no way to resize it as of yet. In order to get the closeups for the HUD above, I had to rez it on the ground and zoom in.

Compatibility with mesh bodies

Tsu was designed to be worn with the default SL body in mind, but I know some of you have been converted to the mesh body side and might want to wear it with say the Wowmeh, Slink Physique or The Shops.

Because the Tsu head is rigged mesh and not fitted mesh, you might have some issues with seams around mesh body parts, so I’ve taken a few pictures to show you how each of them fit.

Of course it’s going to be difficult to get it to match The Shops body anyway, since they only work with The Shops skins. The Wowmeh Silhouette does have a little pokey-outie bit at the back but you can’t see it if you’re wearing longer hair, and the Slink Physique fits almost perfectly if you hide the neck part on the alpha HUD.

You can purchase body appliers from the TSG mainstore!

Future plans

Eilfie has mentioned so far that she has plans to make a tattoo applier layer, so that you can add your own beauty marks and freckles to the head and make it totally unique to you. And also the fantasy tones will be coming very soon (at the moment, only 7 natural tones are available).

She has also mentioned on her blog that she will be creating different styles of mesh heads too!

I don’t have any official confirmation on the rest but maybe in future it will be fitted so that it fits mesh bodies better?

Overall

Overall, I think for a mesh head, I’m pretty impressed. Usually I would avoid mesh heads because I’m quite fond of my avatar’s face shape, but actually, Tsu is too adorable to pass up. I might not wear her constantly but I will for sure crack her out again for posts. And the fact that there are plans to make it more unique and customisable to each person (something that mesh heads on the market severely lack) is fantastic news.

Really, the only issue that’s problematic (for me) is the size of the HUD.

Eilfie is very good at listening to feedback and suggestions so I’m excited to see what other future plans there will be.

You can purchase it for 3000L$ or try on a Demo for free at The Sugar Garden Mainstore

Thank you to Eilfie for providing the head for the purpose of this review!

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