Archive for the Fashion Category

Coolest Thing Ever!

Posted in Fashion, Fun & Games, Jelly's Closet, Uncategorized with tags , , , on October 5, 2009 by ♥JellyBean♥

I’m the first person to scoff at certain roleplay…

Vampires? Really? You are asking me for permission to bite me? In my sick & sometimes twisted Vampire fantasies, the vamps never ask, they just take me all romantically hard & stuff. There’s other RP that I could mention here & also spew my opinions about but then I’d just digress from telling you about the Coolest Thing Ever Ever Ever ever ever ever.

All over plurk I’ve been seeing “doll skins”. At first I was like “o-kay” and then I move on.  I’m not a big fan of lined doll skins. In my opinion dolls don’t have lines because they want to, dolls have lines because of function, they have to! (Yes, I know I am talking about dolls like they’re real, shup!) So if I’m going to be a doll in SL, I’m not going to have lines or buy a skin. Instead I’m going to find a cute updo hair style, wear my regular skin, throw on a tutu & get myself a wind up key… And so I did.

And I’m freaking adorable!

The thing about this key is that it was made to work with a sub collar for doll play. So you can’t just buy the Doll Key and expect it to work. You have to either buy a compatible collar or the “container”. Since it’s a proven fact that I do not make a good sub, slave or pet from past experiences, I went with the “container” (it’s located on the left hand side wall next to the Doll Keys). The instructions are a bit intense, and set up is a bit tricky. The good news is that Briggit & Peggy are awesome with customer service. Briggit helped me get my key up & spinning in no time and she explained to me exactly what I needed to do in terms I could understand.

So I haven’t even told you what I find to be the coolest bit about the key. First of all, you cannot wind yourself. Nope, you are at the mercy of others around you, or screwed if you’re alone. That’s my favorite part. When you aren’t wound, you’re slumped, cannot speak in general chat, key is not spinning, and you cannot tp. Your best bet is to IM someone & ask for a wind up. This is great for anyone looking to make new friends, don’t you think? What better ice breaker do you need other than “Hi I know you don’t know me but could you possibly touch the key on my back and wind me up?” Each wind up is good for 30 minutes so it could also help curb your need to shop for long periods of time.

As with most collars (which is the premise for the “container”, you get to choose a Master that can control you if you choose via blue drop down menu or command words. If you attempt to remove the key, your Master will be notified just like with any standard collar.

A lil from the notecard:

dollsit  (forces the doll to sit)

dolloff  (Shuts the doll down manually)

dollwave  (make the doll wave)

dollfollow (makes the doll follow you.)

There’s much more but since I’m blogging from work & Hawks isn’t my errand boy, you’ll just have to go check it out for yourself. Below are the SLURLS to the things I used to put this look together & make it functionable…

Doll Key & Container: Brigitt and Peggy’s store
A little shop with Amethyst collar plugins, Clockwork Doll keys, Jewelry, Dungeon Torches, piecing gag, collars, Land Rentals on the waterfront.

AO: ANAMATIONS – Music Dancer AO

TUTU: Sn@tch – Murder Ballet

Shoes: Shiny Things – Ballet flat – black

Hair: Truth – Rose – bubblegum

A big thank you and shout out to the one & only Inclinations Moody who had this look first and was nice enough to let me copy her.

Thank you also to HawksRock for grabbing the SLURLS for me and being my new more leniant Master.


CHALLENGE: What Do You Wear Under There?

Posted in challenge/meme, Fashion, Jelly's Closet with tags , , , , on February 6, 2009 by ♥JellyBean♥

I promised my Alykins that I’d do this. It took me longer than I had hoped because I’ve been uber busy & uber sick. Better late than never, right? The original challenge is posted over on SL Blogger Challenge Central. That’s where I go to pick & choose my challenges because, well, some are just dumb. This one was my Aly’s so, of course, it’s not dumb. It goes like this:


  • Show us your favorite/unusual undies/negliege/jammies/whatever.
  • Open to guys and girls
  • Mix it up, mash it up, fluff it up….get creative! (Think what you can do with a construction hat….maybe…)
  • Make sure to list what you are wearing and from where.  We want to look sexy too!
  • Extra points given to creative poses and scenery (oh my, that just opened a floodgate, didn’t it?)

I’m using this pic I took last week that I titled “The Piano”, hope it’s fluffy enough for Aly.

What I’m wearing:

Hair: Deviant Kitties – Hezza – Blonde Fire (tinted *my* pink)

Skin: The Abyss – Jadzia_Illicit[3]B Skin

Earrings: Blue Blood – Skully Earrings (from the +++BB+++ Skully outfit)

Lingerie: Insolance – Clara White Satin

Bedroom set: The Loft by Colleen Desmoulins – The Stephanie collection

Piano: Musical Alchemy – Concert Grand Piano v4.02

All Garbage… All the Time

Posted in Fashion, SecondLife® with tags , , on June 30, 2008 by ♥JellyBean♥

I’m not sure how many of you remember Appearance Mode (AM for short)? It was a well respected top rated SL Fashion Blog back when there were probably only 3-4 fashion blogs that were well read & the beginning of the phenomenon it is now. Pretty much anyone who knows how to create an account on a blogging server, be it Blogger, WordPress, etc. and wears clothes in SL has become a blogger of de fash. It wasn’t like that 1-3 years ago.

Well it’s been a very long time but Rosie & I were actual writers/contributors to AM back in the day, way before MGG2SL. It made me sad to see it alive again recently just to see that it has become the Garbage Prototype show. I guess I don’t get it… Garbage has his own blog and I understand he’s a designer but the whole concept of AM that he had envisioned and shared with us so long ago seems to have vanished.

Now I see two of the same posts on the feeds – One on his blog, one on AM and you know how I am about repetitious feeding. Ack! Make it stop!

There are links on AM but I no longer see a spot for the contributors. What happened? Did everyone leave, stop writing, get let go or what? I’m curious as to the fate of AM… Firstly because I loved the name, it’s so fitting for the content. Secondly, because I had a part in the beginning. It was my first real fash blogging gig and it’s just sad to see it in the state it is now. Why not just kill it?

Jelly on Fash: Renegade & Spring Fever!

Posted in Fashion, SecondLife® with tags , , , , , on April 26, 2008 by ♥JellyBean♥

You feelin it? Spring fever? It’s warming up here in Kansas. Hawks & I have been spending a lot of time outdoors in between workin & puter timeage. Though I loved the boots and winter fash that was spit out last SL® season, it’s refreshing to feel that we can officially start stripping down layers (Hawks taught me the layer system), inhale fresh breezes & sport skimpier *new* releases in SL®.

It’s no secret that I have always loved Kaejo DaSilva’s (a.k.a KO of Renegade) sense of style and/or that I’ve milked him for all the freebies that I could get. I’m a little bias but with great reason, he’s got skills, yO. Before my puter took a major dump on me two weeks ago, KO passed me a folder of “Racing Sweat Outfits”. Unfortunately I’m super late posting this but kinis are always in season.

Yes, I know I said “Racing Sweats” but in my folder I found tops, kinis, drawstrings & realized he did not pass me the pants! *gasp* No worries! I love love love love love KO’s kinis (reference: [Renegade] New Bikini Bomber Pack from the Verbal Stew archives). He is the one GUY that does them right imho.

Tsk Tsk KO, Mr. Anti-Cleavage shirts, you’re actually letting us show our hinnys in these thongs again! Yay! These kinis actually come in full outfit sets (not shown here) – Kini top, Crop top, Racing thong, Racing sweats, crew socks AND Racing Street shoes. Uh huh! Oh yah! I would tote take a pic of the entire set (since he finally gave me pants) but that would so take away from the gratuitous kini shots. :p Kidding… You can get your asses down to Renegade now & buy these babies up. You know you wanna!

“Your mileage may vary,” “for a limited time only,” and “batteries not included” or some shit. Where is my Fine Print Guy when I need him? Oh yah, I forgot to mention that KO seems to think he’s a blogger now… hah! So feel free to chickity check out his blog as well for new releases and stuff – [Renegade]

*Almost* Necessary Store Ad:


Where’s the beef?!?

Posted in Fashion, SecondLife® with tags , , , , on April 18, 2008 by ♥JellyBean♥

So I’ve had my puter back for a full 31 hours now… and in that time, mayhaps 6 of them have been spent in SL®. I wish I could say it was eventful, however it was not. So I’m asking you readers to get me up to speed here. Where’s the beef? What have I missed?

Aka & I did try to infiltrate the inner gaming circles of Pizza & Tringo this arvo sniffing for the lastest gossip, dramas and basic who is boinking who, but came up empty handed. Sigh.

I tried to catch up on my bloglines to see what latest have-to-haves that I missed in the SL® fashion scene, and see who was saying wha-wha-what but found it too overwhelming and felt intimidated so quickly hit “mark all read”. Sigh x2.

HALP ME! I feel so out of the loopage that I could just cry.

Jelly on Fash: Schism Review

Posted in Fashion with tags , , , , on March 31, 2008 by ♥JellyBean♥

Schism is a new store that advertises itself as…

“… the new store for neko/emo/punk desires. Offering handmade clothing varying with different colors and designs on cheap prices affordable to anyone who wants to change their appearance and reflect their style through the clothes.

I had never heard of Schism by In10sE Iwish, it could be because it’s new and/or because I’m not in SL® much anymore. Rofl. I rarely get review copies and I’m guessing it’s because I’m no longer a fashionista reviewer, but these came in a review pack.

Here’s what I think… I feel that these are awesome textures, seriously. The textures & graphics kick ass… However these tops are far from great. They are missing the tiny details that make the tops inworld realistic & not nooblet-ish. For instance, no seams on clothing is a good thing in most cases. I’m not talking about that though because these are seamless in that respect but also lacking the realistic seams around the neck line, bottom, and sleeves.

You can click to enlarge the pics above to see how pixelated the cuts look. Again the graphics are great but the design is lacking. It’s amazing what a difference paying attention to the little details make. I did find one top in the store that looked like the designer attempted to make it look like it had a clear definition of cuts…

The ends still looked pixelated to me. I believe that In10sE Iwish has the potential to go from okay to great, especially if the textures continue to be awesome. I look forward to watching him perfect his craft by paying more attention to the details that really matter (i.e a little wrinkle here & there, realistic cuts, and more variety).

Hitting the end of SL?

Posted in Fashion with tags , , , , , , on March 15, 2008 by ♥JellyBean♥

It’s enough to cause one to start drinkin’! Where oh where has all the innovative, inspiring, cutting-edge, newness in SecondLife gone? And why don’t people get it? For instance… Babydolls (in top or actual dress form) seriously suck, make you look knocked up, and are not all that sexy (take a poll). That is just one example of a tired trend that just doesn’t seem to die off for lord only knows why.

I feel as if I have hit the end of the road in SL shopping. Either I am not noticing the new or the new isn’t good enough to be noticed. I do need to hand it to Callie Cline (no, you did not read that wrong). She has gone & created something new that I have not seen before or will probably ever see again. No, it’s not another caLLie cLine rainbowa, but rather her new fLawLess “eye fLashes“. (as seen below)

These are different, very different and it’s nice to see even older designers going out on a limb. However, I would never purchase these for myself, nor keep them if they were given to me. Drag Queens are probably kissing her feet & feeding her grapes. Okay before I get any more “zOMG be nice to poor Callie you big meanie poopoo head” comments – I’d like to once again point out that I am calling her innovative, and creative. She took some creative initiative to produce these babies, and just because I am so anti-ever wearing them, doesn’t mean everyone else is as opposed.

As SL is progressing into newer things such as an inworld browser window, confusing us with the new contacts list separate from IM, and moving our say/shout buttons… I feel that fashion too should evolve already as well. It’s not enough to make a skirt outfit and re-texture it a million times to sell. Most consumers aren’t that naive not to notice. Hah! I just realized I’ve vented this same vent before. Go me! Nice to know things “still” have not changed.

How do you feel about the current state of the SL fashion world as a consumer, as a designer? Could it be because of all the content theft, designers have become more apprehensive about creating? Is it more comfy to stay within the normalcy of what has been done rather than do something ultra-new? Or has all of the creative spark been sucked into a black hole of yawn?