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I admit it: DV8 is one of the few groups that I stick with through thick and thin. The group is fun, helpful, and the group owners allow a fun chit chat.. even if it occasionally goes a little off-track from time-to-time. I’ve been in groups where the group owners and moderators have literally been harpies about idle group chat, the DV8 group is such a breath of fresh air.. I love it.
So, besides random chit-chat, what benefits do you get to being a DV8 groupie?
Well, you great to be the first to learn of new releases, hunt items, and special discounts.
You get fast, first-hand information on Midnight Mania numbers.
You get regular Lucky Chair calls.
You get all these great benefits in one great group, which means you don’t have to use several groups slots to get all the benefits.
In a word: Awesome!
Shown above are the Gloss Dollie dress in Sky and Gloss Doll Platform Janes in Sky. The dress and shoes are DV8 Group gifts (Remember to touch both group gift boards to get the shoes and dress). Don’t forget to check Midnight Mania Boards and Lucky Chairs for more great product samples at DV8.
Below is another DV8 Group gift, Wanton Wench, in Serpentine. The Gunmetal Gloss Doll Platform Janes were a Lucky Chair win.
And remember, if you love the style, but not the colour.. DV8 always has huge selection of colours available!
Poses are from Diesel Works.
Hairstyle is a new release from wasabi Pills, currently available at their Hair Fair location.
It’s a dark time for all living things.
All things, plant and animal, have adapted to the toxic environment.
Those that don’t adapt, die.
The Dark Future Hunt runs from 15 May through 15 June 2011.
The term ‘Dark future’ refers to apocalypse scenarios, but this theme is open to interpretation, and wow, did designers and shop owners run wild with the theme. This is a difficult hunt, the designers and shop owners have been verry creative in hiding the hunt object (shown immediately below).; sooo.. Take your time and look everywhere.
You’ll be glad you did when you’re rewarded with some of the cool prizes that include everything from skins, to clothes, full avatars, furniture, and landscaping pieces to be found in this hunt. These have been totally fun to accessorize and photograph.
Hurry and adapt.. or die trying.
There are many, many more wonderful gifts to be found than what I’ve shown here, 61 shops in all. To see which shops are participating, take a look at the hunt blog. A link is included below for your convenience.
- Dark Future Hunt blog: http://dark-future-hunt.blogspot.com/
Note: I started writing this post the day the hunt started, but have had a family problem that I have had to deal with. I apologise for the late post.. and for the brevity of the post.
Out of the Future clothes, unusual hairstyles, and awesome boots for three reasons. Throw in a few Lucky Boards, a Midnight Mania that almost always ‘makes’, Riot Vends that are unbelievably low, and outrageous group gifts.. and Y not DV8??
Two colour versions of the popular Kitteh boots are available for free for the savvy Second Life shopper. Gunmetal and Black, shown above, was a Midnight Mania prize. Violaceous, shown below, is a pick-me-up for DV8 group members.
Join the group to get notices when the Midnight Mania, Lucky Chair, and Group Gifts change. Be advised though, this is a lively group, and chat notices about Lucky Chairs and Riot Vends go out frequently.
The Lust for Latex Stilettoes, shown below are editable. This means you can change the colour of the foot and toes through editing! No HUD needed!
These are prim-perfect stilettos that will go with many of your wardrobe items. And since DV8 colours run true though out the entire collection, these will match a lot of your DV8 products.
A Netherworld is participating in Woeful Wednesday again on the 9 March (today!). This week Lucky Lucy in green (to celebrate St. Patty’s Day) available for only 50L.
Yes, you read that right.. 50L$!
You have a few more hours to pick Lucky Lucy up in this special colour.. hurry!
And while you’re rushing around grabbing awesome good clothes at rock bottom prices, stop by DV8 for the oh-so-cool Morrihgan Cross Mary Janes in green, a free gift for group members.
And in case you were wondering about the skin, it’s from Frick, of course. Frick is closing, and all items in the shop are currently discounted. Go and buy up all your favourites before they’re gone!
I knew this would catch up to me when I said in a previous post that I was going to do all the pictures of a week on the same sim.
I messaged Hawk this morning.
“argh.. I need to blog some DV8 clothes on the Second Norway sim. This ought to be interesting.” And yes, that last part was said with a slight note of humour.
“Don’t forget that you can always play with lighting.”
And so, taking top billing with the clothes I’m featuring in this post.. is lighting. Lighting an make or break a photo. it can make your features look softer.. or more severe. Lighting can completely change the atmosphere of a photo, and can turn a sweet picture into something with a sinister twist.
Now.. onto the great clothes from DV8, Eshi Otawara, and Bubblefish that I’ve chosen to feature in this post.
Having seen the movie Tron a week or so ago, I was thrilled to find these Legacy latex suits in the DV8 gifts room. A prim worn on the back throws reference to the Identity Disks from the movie. The Crimson version, shown below, is a current group gift.
Another group gift is the coldly beautiful Electric Cabaret, in Gunmetal. Perfect for sci-fi sims, or just hanging around the house, this dress will turn heads. The latex body suit hugs your curves, while the dress falls all the way to the floor, exposing your hips and thighs. Shown with kick-ass hair from The Stringer Mausoleum and skin from Ruin. The wonderful mask and lips are courtesy of a make-up layer from Lovely Mi, you can find this free sample at the Lovely Mi display in Eshi Otawara’s shop.
The ensemble below includes Snowflake Sparkles Underwear, from Eshi Otawara, andPink Lady Flower Boots, also from Eshi Otawara, which I’ve recoloured a bit for this picture. The hairstyle is from Boon, and lends a decidedly futuristic look.
Below is a midnight mania gift from Bubblefish. The Island waters swimsuit, in this ‘almost there’ shade of pink is revealing.. without revealing anything at all. I’m loving the neckline that plunges all the way to my navel here. A hairstyle from Boon, and thorny roses at my wrist, from Dark Eden complete this unusual version of the swimsuit look.
- DV8: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Lasombra/181/126/23
- Eshi Otawara: http://slurl.com/secondlife/blackLiquid/56/35/503
- Bubblefish: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Maculata/142/193/24
Poses shown in the pictures above are from Diesel Works.
DV8 has wonderful latex and alternative clothes for those of us who like something a little different. The Mob Vend at DV8 is amazing, and can’t be beat, I got two pairs of ankle boots for around 20L$ a pair a while back!
Pairing DV8 with Bizarre hair seems an odd twist, but it brings DV8′s Wistful Winter dress into a whole ‘nother light. Hard core fans of DV8 know where to find this group gift in the shop.
The Magic Christmas hairstyle is from Bizarre Hair, and it’s a perfect complement to the elegant fashions we’ve all been wearing through the holiday season. There are still a couple more weeks of parties, so pick up this festive up-do while you can. It has a cute decoration in back, with colour change baubles. The decoration is holiday themed, but it’s not so obviously a holiday hairstyle that you can’t wear it the rest of the year too.
The Arisia-1 collar, from Finesmith Designs, is both delicate and strong looking at the same time. The new collars are made with inspiration from the top ten winning models of the Finesmith Style About contest, that I’ve blogged here. I’ll be showing more of these stunning pieces in an upcoming post.
- Bizarre Hair: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Junlong/82/75/52
- DV8: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Lasombra/181/126/23
- Finesmith Designs: http://slurl.com/secondlife/GULF%20COAST/216/188/22
The Gother than Thou Hunt has officially started, so here are a couple more goodies for you to drool over. Have you joined The Thrifty Goth group yet? Well, you need to do it.. go ahead, I’ll wait. Just copy and paste that little linkie to join the group, and do it soon, because the group will close just before the hunt starts,. If you want any chance at all getting any of the great prizes in this hunt you NEED TO JOIN THE GROUP BEFORE IT CLOSES. The Gother Than Thou Hunt starts at the group HQ.
You can start the hunt in style wearing this great teeshirt, then pick up the crucifix from Shameless.
The skin and hairstyle shown are not Gother Than Thou hunt items. The skin is from Frick (0L$), and the hairstyle is from Maitreya (not free).
Shown above is a sneak peek at the Gother Than Thou gift from DV8. Yes, the totally awesome boots are included!
Skin is from F’d Up, hair is from Exile.
- DV8: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Lasombra/181/126/23
- Shameless: http://slurl.com/secondlife/DANIKA/32/32/23
- Thrifty Goth HQ: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Nightfield/221/237/401
Ladies and Gentle, get those group tags on and get ready to rumble!
I was totally amazed by “Alice In Wonderland” when I saw it opening day, it was a dizzying display of whimsical imagery. I’ve been wanting to put together a “White Queen” look ever since I saw Anne Hathaway’s portrayal of the slightly ditsy White Queen.
Jun Dion, head diva and designer at B@re Rose saved me the trouble of trying to find a suitable dress. This beautiful interpretation is available at the RFL Clothing Fair (160L$), and in the B@re Rose main store.
The clothes at B@re Rose are always meticulously detailed. Look at the Mad Hatter outfit below. This version is for the girls, but there’s a version for guys too!
Helena Bonham Carter left an indelible impression as the Queen of Hearts. I have a feeling that all future actresses to play the Queen of Hearts will have to meet the high standard she set in her her quirky interpretation of the character.
This Queen of Hearts ensemble is from Dilly Dolls. Funny, I was looking all over the grid for a gown suitable for the Queen of Hearts when I remembered that Dilly Dolls had one. I teleported over, and found (to my delight!) that it has been reduced to only 20L$. Happy Day Dance!
You can also pick up the Cheshire Cat outfit (there’s one for guys too!) for the same low price of 20L$.
The Cheshire Cat outfit includes a skirt, panties, socks, shirt, tail, and ears. Boots shown are from +DV8+, and a past hunt prize.
Next up is the girl herself: Alice.
I didn’t want to portray a traditional Alice, but a more updated one. This more modern dollie dress from The Doll House fills the bill perfectly. The Doll House always has a wide selection of quality dollie dresses at rock bottom prices, with most starting at 100L$.
- B@re Rose: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Bare%20Rose/146/11/30
- Dilly Dolls: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Onyx%20Noir/175/192/37
- +DV8+: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Lasombra/67/158/51
- The Doll House: http://slurl.com/secondlife/LVS%20Drive/166/131/22
Shang had wanted to join the circus for as long as she could remember. She’d always been enthralled by the exotic animals there, the smells..
and my god!.. the performers who got to travel the world and who performed in front of audiences of kings and queens! How exciting!
But the real reason she loved the circus so much, and the reason most go to the circus, was for the freak show. Though most people would never admit to it, everyone likes to gawk at those who are just a little different.
- Hair from Miriel, no longer available.
- Skin (Goth White) from : http://http//slurl.com/secondlife/Snatch%20City/206/105/29
- Lavender Belladonna gown from Mystic Sky (group gift): http://slurl.com/secondlife/Existence/37/250/22
- Hair from *SMOTD*: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Attol/119/80/1474
- Skin from MiaSnow: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Hwang/102/68/119
- Outfit from Immateria: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Baie%20St%20Anne/60/46/2
- Pose from Posemaster: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Osa%20Menor/77/98/22
- Dead Harlequin Dress from Morbid Mausoleum Designs: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Tempest/79/181/88
- Hades Boots from +DV8+: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Lasombra/67/157/51
- Pose from Striking Poses: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Harlow/75/188/33
- Halloween Greenie Avatar from Greenies (hunt item): http://slurl.com/secondlife/Greenies%20Home%20Rezzable/155/128/34
- Seeya in green, from The UNeek: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Artisan/38/94/24
- Galaxies skin – green, from : http://http//slurl.com/secondlife/Snatch%20City/206/105/29
- Pose from *ES*: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Essential%20Soul%20Studio/150/170/36
Photographed on location at Armada Breakaway.
I’m loving the hairstyles I’m finding in this hunt, and I love some of the shops I’ve discovered.. and I love that this is a small hunt.
The first hairstyles today are from DV8. I’m very impressed that so many shops in this hunt are including gifts for guys, and DV8 is one of those shops offering both.
On the left is Rock Star Hair, and on the right is Deathrock Maiko. Several colour options are included in each gift.
Fate, by .:Astaroth:., is the fun unisex style shown below.
And up last for this round of hair hunt styles are these two styles (one for men, and one for women) from Pop Tart and Urban Assault. The PTUA hunt gifts include a variety of colours for you to sample.
- .:Astaroth:. http://slurl.com/secondlife/ALOHA%20PEARL/96/151/370
- DV8: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Lasombra/67/158/51
- Pop Tart and Urban Assault: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Lasombra/143/52/62
- Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow Hunt blog: http://htgtgwh.blogspot.com/