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Skin: Glam Affair – Mokatana
Hair: Magika – Many (*NEW*)
Top: The Bishes – Vintage Top (@ The Boobies Show!)
Skirt: BOOM – Minka Skirt
Shoes: SLink – Demi Boots
Necklace: Izzie’s – White Stone Necklace
Bow: Crash Republic – Kawaii Bow
Hands/Feet: SLink

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SKIN: Al Vulo – Berry
HAIR: Magika – Somewhere
TOP: The Bishes – Spring Top (Tango compatible)
SKIRT: The Bishes – Booty Skirt (Phat Azz compatible) (@ The Azz Show)
UNDERWEAR: Deetalez – Pattern & Lace
SHOES: Ten”10 – Mega Boots
MASK: 5&20 – Gehenna Mask (@ Horrorfest)
EYES: Dead Apples – Phantom Eyes – Lagoon
HEADBAND: Action – Kitty Headband
TATTOO: Utopiah – World of Candy
COLLAR: Blah! – My Cute Spiky Choker

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Welp, I feel like a sell out. You see, I have been mesh breast-less up until now, with firm conviction. The mesh breast phase just wasn’t for me. Besides the fact that I was perfectly happy with my small chest, I was also a bit resentful. A lot of my favorite designers were focusing their efforts on putting out applier-friendly clothing which to me seemed to be taking several steps back from the new beautiful mesh offerings. Not that it was any reflection of the QUALITY of work, but it required reverting back to system layer clothing which I had been more than happy to leave in the past.

After months of resistance, however, I am in possession of a set of Lolas. Now, it must be said that these were FORCED upon me by a friend who asked for my assistance with a photoshoot (I kid, I kid… sorta ♥), but I suppose it’s good that I’m finally getting with the times. I will say that I did consider buying them a few times, for various reasons. I’ve seen a few artistic photos on Flickr where they were realistically sized and thought “oh, I do like that look!” and sometimes I’ve felt guilty that I wasn’t able to blog review copies of applier-friendly clothing, but I was not yet ready to embrace the mesh breast craze. I’m not sure I’m ready even now and I’m sure they won’t become a staple of my every day look, but they’ll be fun to wear every now and then, especially for blogging.

So, here’s to many mesh breastventures!

-=- BODY -=-
Skin: Al Vulo – Berry
Hair: Truth – Lyma
Eyes: Candy Mountain – Animu Eyes – Blue

-=- CLOTHES -=-
Top: Bishes Inc – Tube Top/Sheer Tubes (@ THE BOOBIES SHOW)
Skirt: BOOM – Minka Skirt
Boots: G-Field – “Will” Long Cuff Boots
Socks: Crash Republic – Stripey Knee Socks

-=- ACCESSORIES -=-
Bracelet: Whippet & Bucket – Diamond and Pearl Bracelet Stack
Piercing: Cute Poison – Atonement Piercing
Choker: BOOM – Precious Bow Choker
Horns: Half Deer – Jackalope Antlers – Blush
Ears: Mandala – Steking Ears

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Skin: Essences – Whisper
Hair: Magika – Curious
Shirt: Whatever – Knotted Tank Top
Skirt: The Bishes – Army Brat Skirt
Boots: VC Designs – C-001 Boots
Belt: Blitzed – Legacy Belt
Stockings: Erratic – Ripped Stockings
Helmet: Ugly Duck – Maus (store might be closed or I just can’t find it)
Face Tape: Sorry Asia – Face Tape (store closed)
Harness: Whatever – Gun Holster
Knees: Utopiah – Painful Knees

Returning to blogging has been really difficult. Well, maybe not really difficult as much as frustrating. And maybe not the actual blogging part, but more the picture taking part. I mean, I love blogging. I’ve been SUPER motivated and I have about four outfits saved just waiting to be photographed. But you see, things have changed and I hate change.

Back in the beginning of August, my laptop screen went black. Not completely black, but dark enough that you couldn’t see anything unless you shined bright light directly on it. This had been a long time coming. Things had slowly been malfunctioning on my laptop for over a year, but I either didn’t have the money or the patience for repairs and the computer was still USEABLE, no matter how many restarts or crashes I needed to get their. Over the summer, things got really bad and it was CONSTANTLY overheating and couldn’t tolerate SL for more than 15 minutes at a time. So, really, the screen going dark was probably for the best as it forced me to finally have things looked at. And once I had come to that conclusion, I was excited because it had been a long time since my laptop was flawfree and the prospect of having it on for more than a half hour at a time was AWESOME. Things got even BETTER when I happened to reach a very kind Dell employee who instructed me to renew my lapsed warranty, wait a few days, and then report the issues (this ended up saving me hundreds of dollars as you’ll see).

So, I did as I was told and voila! Dell sends me a box, I send them my laptop and all seems to be going smoothly. I don’t know why I was naive enough to believe everything would stay cotton candy and rainbows. I’ll shorten this story and just say that it took Dell over 3 weeks to come to the conclusion that they wouldn’t be able to repair my laptop. Apparently the video card had been recalled at some point (who knew?) and Dell was no longer manufacturing my exact laptop, so the parts would be nearly impossible to get. So, they offered to send me a laptop of “equal or greater specifications”, which involved another week and a half of me having to actually fight for said “equal or greater specifications” and yeah. All in all, it was almost 6 weeks between when my laptop was rendered useless and I received my new machine.

I’m really happy with my new laptop. There are some things I miss about my old tank of a machine, but overall, this is better (and much newer) than what I had. Best of all, IT WORKS! No BSOD or random wireless dropping or freezing or anything! I can open 10 tabs and fully rez laggy sims on SL and play WoW on high graphics! It’s beautiful!

… but it’s also… a little off. It’s a completely different kind of screen and video cards and so the colors and just the LOOK of things is not what I’m used to. I lost a lot of action sets and brushes for Photoshop (I know they’re on my external HD SOMEWHERE… <.<). The keyboard is spaced different and the touchpad sensitivity is waaay different and I swear these are all minor complaints in the scheme of things, but the point is that creating blog pictures that I'm satisfied with is proving to be a frustrating task. I'm used to producing a certain quality and a certain look and… figuring out how to make that happen with my new laptop is taking some time.

So, I think I've found something that works for now. It's a good place to start and build off of. Thank you to everyone who I owe blog posts to who has been more than patient.

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(pic heavily edited)

It’s been a long week in terms of computer availability for me. Last Sunday, after saving everything of importance on my external HD, I wiped and reformatted my laptop. It sounds simple enough, popping in your OS disc and letting it do it’s thing, but there are a lot of other details and annoyances that come into play. Most irritating is the need to download drivers from your product’s website, although you need the wireless drive to access the internet AND SO… yeah. I’ve done this before and I like to think I’ve got a pretty good handle on computers, but it’s still a long process that will have you banging your head against the desk a few times. The will undoubtedly be something you miss or forget to save or only notice is missing until after you’ve wiped it. You’ll forget that this now involves reinstalled all the programs you use, including things like Flash and Java and all of that. Long story short, it took me a WEEK to get everything up and running. But, I’m happy with it and the fact that it did fix the problems that have been making my laptop a PAIN IN THE BUTT as of late.

Now, for the important stuff, I’m wearing the new dress by The Bishes which is available at The Boobie Show. This dress comes with appliers for Tangos and Lolas, but alas, you’ll never see a preview of those on this blog because, well, I’m anti-mesh boobs. HOWEVER, this dress looks awesome and sexy even if you like your small tits!

Skin: Al Vulo – Eleonor – Sunkissed
Hair: DeLa – Moelleux – Dipped
Dress: The Bishes – S & M Dress – Black (for The Boobie Show)
Shoes: Schadenfreude – Pitch Leith Boots (old collabor88 item)
Bracelets: Maxi Gossamer – Ramona 77 Leather Studded Bracelets
Stockings: League – Side Gartered Stockings – Black
Collar: Scrub – RJ Collar
Nails: Jamman Jewels – Deluxe Fingernails
Tongue: Cobrahive – Type 2