Monday, March 23, 2009

The Nikki Ree Butt Hurt Dress Part 2

Hey Nikki commented about the Butt Hurt dress and her comment was so cool I thought I would put it up on the front page. She was so nice, actually, that I kind of feel bad about calling the dress the Nikki Ree Butt Hurt dress but that's how I think of it now so I think the nickname is permanent. For what its worth I have the Mara Dress from last year's RFL and I also have a LOT of Nikki's stuff -- I love her store. Anyway, in case y'all were not going to buy because of my post, listen to what Nikki has to say about her dress because her comment was the coolest thing EVAR until the next coolest comment EVAR.

As for the flower motif at the seams, I meant it to be like a dress pattern for the fabric so I left the slight imperfection matching at the seams as it was to reflect how a dress like these would appear IRL - but if you prefer one that is totally seamless do give me a private IM and I quickly do one up for you :).

I do try to show every angle of the dress in my posters for the product, even the sides but if you are not sure about a product do give me an IM or Mui Mukerji who has kindly offered to help me when I am busy or not online to view the item in world before buying.

As for the price, this is due to various factors, Mara being only exclusive for RFL never sold after RFL and 100% of the proceeds of the sale of Mara Floral collections are for RFL 2009. Plus Mara Floral does comes in various skirt styles and options.

But I do offer some simple 100L Satin Shine Gowns in Steel and Yellow for RFL. Perhaps that would be in the spending and donation bracket comfortable for some :).

But at the end of the day :) which ever amount you donate is up to you, I have a 0L Satin Shine Gown in Lime and Pink set up in my store and everyone is encourage to donate to the RFL kiosk for those 0L gowns.


This is a plot to part me from my lindens isn't it?

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Loot from the Clothing Fair: Nikki Ree

So by now you know that I went to the Clothing Fair and dumped a metric buttload of money on the Relay for Life. I thought I'd do a few posts to showcase some of my loot. First up, the gown that I have affectionately named the Nikki Ree Butthurt Dress. This dress hurts in more ways than one. Now don't get me wrong -- its a gorgeous gown. I love this gown. But it is full of butthurt.

First it cost EIGHTEEN HUNDRED LINDEN!!!!!!! $L1880 to be exact. Ouchies. But it was for a good cause and it was beautiful so I bought it. Now I'm a little hesitant to post the rest of this because I think it will hurt the sales of this dress which all go to RFL. So let me say this. This is one gorgeous dress. If you modify your shape (which you will clearly need to do given what comes below) then no one will ever see gripe number 2 except you. Its a beautiful dress that you will be happy to wear at any formal function. If you have 2K to give to the RFL and you like the first pic, then buy the dress and know that you've sacrificed for a good cause.

Is this not a gorgeous gown? I think its a gorgeous gown.

Anyway after admiring myself from a frontal view, I turned to the side. Holy wide load Batman, lookit mah butt!

OMFG lookit mah butt!!!! I could kill people with this butt! This is like two butts in one!

So in the first pic I have toned down my butt to ZERO. Yes that's right, in the first pic my butt is nonexistent. Except that, its still a big butt with a butt of zero -- its just an acceptable will-not-crush-small-woodland-animals-if-I-sit-down big butt rather than something that needs a wide load sign.

Oh and don't get me wrong. This is not a rant about fat people. I'm a fat person with a big butt in real life but holy shit did you see that picture? LOOKIT MAH BUTT! Its SO big! Seriously. I bought another gown that did not make my butt look like that and I will showcase it later. So its clearly the design of the dress that is doing this to me.

Last but not least are the seams. Now I know that seams are hard to get perfect. But for 1800 linden, they should be better than this:

For $L1880 you can't do better than that?????

I mean I never would have looked if it had been 200L. I wouldn't care for 200L. But for 1880L -- Yeah I care.

Ok more loot posts coming up soon. Itemization of full outfit below:

Nikki Ree Butthurt dress: Nikki Ree Designs, available only at the RFL clothing fair
Hair: Tami McCoy, Sunshine bangs and flowers, Romantic Midnight updo
Necklace and Earrings: Muse Celine white pearl/silver set
Shoes: Coconut Ice Fae Jewel Midnight Slippers
Stockings: Zullay Thor ZD Pirate Grace Thigh Highs (part of an outfit)

Friday, March 20, 2009

Vivi goes to the clothing fair

Usually I am a huge supporter of the Relay for Life. I am on a team, I organize and attend fundraising events, I DJ the actual Relay and also the clothing fair. This year I am not on any teams and I didn't DJ at all and I've felt like a bit of a slacker. I decided to go to the Relay for Life Clothing Fair with the express intention of spending money only on those items made for the Relay. So I stripped down to my bald ARC-of-1 self, (wearing a beautiful ensemble by Armidi by the way which is not made any better and might actually be made worse by that piece of shit flap they call a "skirt") and went to the clothing fair.

Vivi in front of the Ookami Ningen booth at the Relay for Life Clothing Fair

It looked like most designers had put a fair amount of energy and time into the Clothing Fair and I was not dissapointed at all. The space was not really *that* laggy 4 days after opening. It was kind of spread out but the decor was nice and clean and I did not have trouble navigating around. And there were a lot of things I wanted to buy -- good for the American Cancer Society (ACS).

I can echo the complaints of some of the others. My time is limited in SL. Most of the time I didn't even know who I was buying from as I was only interested in buying items where the proceeds went to the ACS and I did not bother to even browse the rest of the shops. So it would have been nice, and it would have saved me a bunch of time, to be able to go to some central location and just look at the RFL items.

Now you may say to yourself, or to me, "damn Vivi you can't even spare a little time for the American Cancer Society?" Well of course I can. I went, I saw, I shopped. I donated a metric buttload (which I am informed is more than oogobs but less than a royal fuckton) of cash on the ACS. But that's not the point. The point is to make it easy for me to spend even more money. You want me to drop that royal fuckton of cash on the ACS -- that is the idea. I left when I got tired of walking around 9 sims and ran out of time. Who knows how much I might have dropped if it had been easy.

(edit: I ran into Pips Fetid at the fair and told her this. She said they'd heard this from a bunch of people and would consider it for next year. How cool is that!?)

OMG the Snatch booth had a llama ride! Neat, huh?

Other than that, I really have no complaints. It was pleasantly laid out, the shops all looked nice -- what I saw of them. It was easy to navigate. I even discovered a bunch of new shops once I got home and opened my packages. Kudos to Snatch for the llama ride :)