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by !dM deviousMind
“Miss Betty” would like to join Fashion for Life and begged me to make a new color just for that occasion. So here we go, going a few years forward in time compared to our original release for Vintage Fair, here she comes in vibrant 60s/70s flair with big flower patterns – and all for a good cause!
Visit us at the Hanging Gardens of Babylon starting March 9th until March 17th!
FASHION FOR LIFE 2013
March 9th – March 17th
FASHION FOR LIFE 2013 opens to the public at 12pm SLT on March 9th and runs for a whole week.
Visit the 9 sims and see the latest SL styles and accessories, party in the event zones and watch fashion shows produced by a range of top agencies.
FASHION FOR LIFE is helping to raise funds and awareness on behalf of RELAY FOR LIFE, so shop until you drop and help support this good cause.
FFL Flickr Group:
There’s good news today… “Good Girl” goes spring 2013 with a full free update! (well, “free” if you own the costume already :D) If you don’t, then this is your chance for a fresh little number to show the winter that it’s done and should leave ;) Here’s the full costume description and content listing.
If you do have any of the costume colors or color pack, please get your update item in your box and rezz in a script enabled sim – if nothing happens when rezzing you can speed up the process by saying “/12update” (without the quotes) in open chat.
The mesh used is the same shape as for our newest release, !dM “Sweet Rose Valentina” by the way. In the two pictures below you see !dM “Good Girl” in **HONEY** (left) and **COFFEE** (right) – special thanks at this point also to our very special “deviousHoney” Honey B., who logged right in when I needed another model for snapping the new mesh pieces to paste into the old color pack add :D Thanks so much for your great timing and mental reading skillz, pictures just wouldn’t be the same without you :D
Welcome Spring and Enjoy :)
UPDATE 1.0 to 2.0
February 19, 2013
Added mesh corsets and Lolas Tango Appliers!
This is a pretty exciting update – none of the core costume pieces have changed, but we’ve recreated Good Girl’s texture for fit on a mesh corset! So new addition to the box is 7 sizes of rigged mesh curvy goodness! Enjoy :)
On popular demand, you will find appliers for Lolas Tango mesh breasts added as well. Please take note, the appliers will work only for these and none of the older mesh/prim tits out there ;) Also new is a set of tassels to fit Lolas shape.
All vendors in the sim and marketplace listings have been updated with these additional pieces as well.
And as usually: a new update checker, please delete the old one and replace it with the one included in this box. (Version number is written in the properties’ description field; right-click the item in inventory, select properties! Or when rezzed, you find it in the line underneath the object name)
All new pieces can be found in the update box, in case you want to just move them over to your old folder (and keep already resized items). For completeness, i also added the full new box to this update as well so you have a backup.
Last Show February 10, 2013
at 1 PM SLT
Come by for the last of 3 Carnival shows tonight (or afternoon :D) at 1 PM SLT at Runway Cafe/137/24/1253 – you sure don’t want to miss this, Runway Cafe CEO Alix Abruzzo has done yet again a masterpiece on organization, and I feel so honored to give this show its “feathery samba girls flair” with deviousMind’s Carnival, Samba and Burlesque designs!
A special thanks to River Anwyl and Jena Adder for their great work with the models (and supplying a super easy list for me to send boxes out :D).
This show wouldn’t be the same if not for Sofia Diage from BOSL, who gives the happenings on stage the final touch with a perfect music choice of good moods and samba rhythms and her very charming voice as a hostess. (Needless to say, I am myseriously craving bananas ever since the first show took place!!)
And last but not least, thanks a million times to Nathalia Parisi for the fantastic stage design and for jumping in so short notice and picking up the challenge of this build. It turned out fabulous, as was to be expected!
But enough talking now, here are the first few of all the pictures I took during last nights Carnival show at Runway Cafe – more to come for sure, cause there’s more sitting on my HDD and I’m sure I’ll be snapping like crazy again tonight at 1PM :D
Locuala Madruga just absolutely stunning from styling down to the perfect picture taking pose – love the addition of the mesh/sculpted (?) hands, too. Totally didn’t notice these up to doing the picture and wondering why the curve is so perfect :D
And Ficceh shows us, that orchids are just the perfect tropical plants with her styling of “WildOrchid” in pink… apparently they grow between confetti, too ;)
And then there’s of course the fantastic audience! Thank you all for coming out last night and making the street celebation a true celebration! I wish I had got more pictures of the costumes that were worn :)
If you haven’t been over yet, make sure to not forget deviousMind’s Carnival Sale at Runway Cafe sim to get ready for Mardi Gras :) chanimations.deviousmind.net/2013/02/09/dm-deviousmind-ca…
Exclusive carnival sale of the costumes worn during the show and of course anything else purple-gold-green at Runway Cafe sim for the duration of “Carnival!” show (Feb 8-10) – so go hurry for all your samba and burlesque needs ;D
So what better reason to get prepared to Mardi Gras ;)
And here’s some pictures of “Bayou Belle” to put you in the mood, paired with !dM “Showtime” and “Perola do Brasil” in the 2nd picture (the sepia one) :D – Happy Carnival!
“Welcome to the Greatest Show on Earth!”
“La Princesa do Carnaval”
by !dM deviousMind
Carnival is just one of those things you can’t miss when traveling the world towards the end of winter. And you really shouldn’t, either! For 2013, deviousMind celebrates carnival in a big and vibrant party presented by The Runway Cafe – and of course, “La Princesa do Carnaval”, the carnival princess, was made exactly for that occasion! Why princess? It’s right after Carnival Queen one of the most sought after titles in Brazilian carneval. And it was just fitting for this new creation combining pinUp sex appeal with samba and burlesque seduction.
The costume comes in 8 vibrant colors, **ONYX**, **TANGERINE** (looks fantastic on dark skinned avatars!), **RED**, **PINK**, **PURPLE**, **EMERALD**, **TURQUOISE**, **BLUE** and of course as special deal a **COLOR PACK**.
So let’s just right get into these high-waisted mesh hotpants made out of rich golden sequins paired with vibrant contrast color in 5 sizes (please try demo!) or, if you’re not on a mesh viewer, choose optionally a low cut hotpants texture layer versions. Both can be worn with flexi net strings attachments. There’s of course an impressive feather wheel included for full Samba feeling and Showgirl glamor – wear either the full feathers, or, if you’re feeling a bit cuter today, the feather fluff part paired with the colored pheasant feathers instead :)
Two options of top round the costume off, go with a tiny teasy of sequins and pearls or use the holderTop version with matching shoulder wrap ruffles attachment. Matching appliers for Lolas Tangos are included in the costume box without additional charges – the mesh breasts themselves are NOT part of the outfit and sold by creator Sandi Moonites.
And last, the costume includes thigh high mesh boots with matching sequins patterns!
PLEASE NOTE: To show some variety in the vendor pictures, some of the colors are worn without the included thigh high boots and show golden ankle boots from BAX - these are of course NOT included in the outfit, please see profile of creator Bax Cohen for how to aquire them.
As well included is an UPDATE CHECK to keep you up to date with every piece of this outfit – please find all details of content after the content listing.
You should find the following things in your new couture box:
(copy/no transfer/no modify)
• !dM Carnival – pinUp hotPants/A
(these vary slightly for a little control over possible gaps)
Undershirt, Shirt & Jacket layer:
• !dM Carnival – stringTop **
• !dM Carnival – holderTop **
Pants & Underpants layer:
• !dM Carnival – glitterHotpants **
(copy/no transfer/no mod)
• !dM Carnival – glitterHotpants/XXS ** (rigged Mesh)
• !dM Carnival – glitterHotpants/XS ** (rigged Mesh)
• !dM Carnival – glitterHotpants/S ** (rigged Mesh)
• !dM Carnival – glitterHotpants/M ** (rigged Mesh)
• !dM Carnival – glitterHotpants/L ** (rigged Mesh)
• !dM Carnival – thighHighs/XXS ** (rigged Mesh)
• !dM Carnival – thighHighs/XS ** (rigged Mesh)
• !dM Carnival – thighHighs/S ** (rigged Mesh)
• !dM Carnival – thighHighs/M ** (rigged Mesh)
• !dM Carnival – thighHighs/L ** (rigged Mesh)
All sizes of boots come with and without straps&buckles.
Prim attachments with resize & stretch option:
(copy/no transfer/no mod)
• !dM Carnival – shoulderWrap ** (spine)
• !dM Carnival – hotPants ornaments (stomach)
• !dM Carnival – featherWheel baseColor **GOLD** (pelvis)
• !dM Carnival – featherWheel colorSplash ** (add!)
• !dM Carnival – tailStrings (stomach)
(Please see included notecard for information about resize script)
Checking for Updates:
• !dM deviousMind “Carnival” ** – CHECK FOR UPDATE (rezz)
(** in the listing above represents the color you have purchased)
Please inform us if anything is missing, just make sure SL did really unpack it all! (sometimes not all items are copied to your inventory, so please double-check by unpacking the box again in a low-lag zone before getting in touch with us)
Enjoy your new costume!
PANTS & BOOTS MESH:
Rigged mesh cannot be adjusted in size or position on an avatar. For that reason, there is 5 sizes included – please try demo before purchase!
Testing the sizes with different avatar shapes, we found that most effective fit (if required) can be achieved with adjusting the sliders for love handles and belly. Again, please try demo!
If you can’t see the hotpants, please update your viewer.
There is a variety of alpha layers included to make it all fit – if you can’t get to work regardlessly, we’ve included the textures full perm so you can download them to your computer and modify in a graphics program. Please understand we can’t help you or do it for you – there might be a little tutorial upcoming on our blog though once I have a bit more time to deal with it.
It shouldn’t need mention: the textures are for your personal use only and not to be used in any other form. Please respect my work and don’t pass these on full perm.
LOLAS TANGO APPLIERS:
Included in this set are appliers for Lolas Tango mesh breasts, created by Sandi Moonites. Please see creator profile for information where to acquire them and take note, the appliers will work with “Tango” only and none of the older mesh/prim breasts out there.
Appliers and Lolas do sometimes “get stuck” with lag – if you’re hitting the applier HUD with no changes of your Lolas’ texture, please first check that the correct layer and corresponding HUD is being used (dress top or dress bra) and the sim you are in allows scripts. If it still won’t work, re-attach both Lolas and HUD and try again.
Remember that starting with viewer 2.0 and other 2.0 compatible viewers, you can use the “add” function (right-click item in inventory, then select “add”). This will be required to wear both parts of the feather wheel at the same time, without the need of adding it to a different attachment spot!
RESIZE & STRETCH:
We’ve taken special account to using a resize script, that operates from the root prim only! Unlike old scripts, it allows you to stretch the pieces into one direction individually, so you can make things wider or narrower only to adjust them to your shape.
Please always adjust the placement of the prims on your avatar first before resizing, as the attachment position on first wearing highly depends on the height of your shape, length of arms/legs, etc., so items attach for everybody slightly different (higher or lower, sometimes a little rotating forward/backwards).
Make sure to take a copy of the original items (or keep your original box for backup in the folder) before moding and delete the scripts out of this modded copy after you are done! Included is a notecard for all functions of the script.
The pack includes an object named “!dM deviousMind “Carnival” ** – CHECK FOR UPDATE (rezz)” which will check for free upgrades to any of the content of this set. We’ve included this so you will be up-to-date on all changes that might occur of any of the items and scripts in this set.
When rezzing, it will take a short while before the update client connects to our server and you will receive your free Upgrade should any be available. In case it doesn’t automatically connect, you can call for the update manually by typing “/12update” (without quotes) in open chat right next to the object. We keep you informed about updates through our mainstore, our update group and updates will be listed on our blog: http://chanimations.deviousmind.net/about/updated/
All textures for this set are original designs and have been created by Chandra Meehan for (*chanimations and deviousMind – if you find them used by anybody else not connected to us, please help protect original content in Second Life and inform us!
Thank you in advance!
We used mesh templates for this release, so those are “officially used by a lot” :D
You might have picked it up through the grapevine – now here’s the official invitation!
!dM deviousMind and The Runway Café cordially invites you to join a fantastic show filled with fashion, glamor, and vibrant colors to celebrate carnival in SL this year! Mark February 8-10 at 1 PM each day in your calendar :D
February 8, 9, 10 2013
at 1 PM SLT
The season of Carnival is upon us again, and Runway Cafe has teamed up with Chandra Meehan of !dM deviousMind to bring you another spectacular event! Showcasing exclusively the Mardi Gras, Carnival and Burlesque styles made famous by Chandra, we present you with an amazing fashion show/party in a mix of the world’s most famous street carnival parades of Brazil and New Orleans.
Our beautiful models will be styling some of the sexiest and most scandalous designs ever created in Second Life in this theme, combined with hot music, confetti, beads, and balloon while dancing the night away across two sims designed specifically for this three day event.
We strongly encourage the audience to come theme dressed and to bring their party hats and masks, as it’s certain to be a memorable event and you will enjoy it more if you feel immersed in the theme! All the designs will be offered at a specially discounted price during the event. Looking forward to seeing you there!
The Runway Cafe team
“Ladies and Gentlemen – The Show beginns….. “
by deviousMind and (*chanimations
When you think Showtime, you think big: Theater, Broadway, Vegas – Carnival! All those stars and starlettes, sequins, feathers, flashing spotlights. Sparkeling beads of subtle sweat on near naked skin as you’re dancing the night away. When has stage ever felt so glamorous?
ShowTime is for all you burlesque performers & feather lovers out there, and available as couture set in **GOLD**, **WINTERBURLESQUE**, **BLACK PEACOCK** and **CANARY** with anything from feather fans, feather boas, diamond lingerie and sequins bustles all the way to cane, tophat, gloves – anything you could need to be the star of the show really :)
Of course other than using Showtime for its clothing pieces, they are as well working out as personal add-on props to some of the cabaret poseset releases by (*chanimations photography props & poses [FetishCabaret sets -ShowGirl-, -ShowDiva-, -FeatherQueen-, -FeatherDuet- and -MoulinRouge-].
The costume includes as well appliers for Lolas Tango for free – mesh breasts are NOT part of the outfit and sold by different creator (see further down).Read the rest of this entry »