Friday, May 4, 2012

A belated 'Welcome Back' to Dutch Touch. And some other stuff!

Thank god no-one pays close attention to this lazy arse blogger for up to date reportage, or the welcome news of Iki Ikarus returning to SL in late February would have escaped the sluniverse. Iki is the creator behind the Dutch Touch brand, and I was loudly bemoaning the expected loss of my favourite skin store to everyone I knew, sending $L to friends with strict instructions to buy a 'Fay' or 'Megan' or a 'Jolie V2'.
(Truthfully, I never told anyone to buy a Megan - that's MY skin!)
Iki released her beautiful new 'Esmee' skin on March 10th, so I'm only about 2 months late posting about it. But I have a pic!
I'm wearing the Peach tone from the pack available to group members.

Iki has since released a VIP, 'group only' skin called PUK, but it just doesn't suit me. I'm holding out for her upcoming skin, Pientje! In the meantime here's a previously unpublished photo of myself and my sheep cycling around my sim. I'm wearing one of my 'Megan' skins by Dutch Touch. The sheep skins are the models own:
One last thing. Back in April, my favourite blogger - the wonderful Emerald Wynn - posted about the outbreak of grumpy looking, bow legged avatars, and included a pic of a slightly crazed looking avi in a pretty dress. I was skimming through the fashion feeds this morning and thought I'd found THAT dress. But no. This dress is slightly different. And has added awesome:

A spotted mesh dress with an image of a pig in lipstick, bearing the legend "Yep... Still a Pig". I love it! I even wore an extra lipstick layer to really push the point home. I don't have any pet pigs, so I posed with my troupe of musical sheep. Again!
The dress is a group gift from Crickets. It comes as a complete outfit with boots, suspenders and socks - two outfits actually, as it includes another dress sporting a gaping mouth. I wish I knew how to add a freakin' SLURL! The dress - or rather the compete outfits - are a group gift from Crickets. There... I think that worked! :D

Saturday, December 10, 2011

So far, so what? (And a sad farewell to Dutch Touch)

So much for grand plans. My second post in 2 years. Time to celebrate with a muffin and a glass of lukewarm water.
It's taken me a year to redesign my sim. And now that my gaming laptop has blue screened and flatlined it will no doubt be another 2 years before I post about all of the fabulous things I plan to do.

One thing I wanted to mention ~ since I've actually logged in ~ is the imminent closure of my favourite skin store in Second Life. Dutch Touch is closing due to constant copybotting and the complacency of Linden Lab. Iki Ikarus, owner of Dutch Touch, created beautiful and unique skins that were a huge change from the generic skins I had been wearing. I've worn her skins almost exclusively for over 2 years and own a folder full of her gorgeous clothing and lingerie.

Dutch Touch
may be open for another month or just another day. It will remain open as long as Iki can cover her tier. If you haven't tried her skins I urge you to run to Dutch Touch. All single skins are priced between 250L and 450L. For example, a single Jolie V2 will set you back a mere 250L. It comes with both light and dark brows, 2 cleavage options and a pack of extras including beautiful gloss and lipstick layers, hairbases, freckle layers, and eyelashes.

Thank you for making Second Life more beautiful, Iki.

*Note: the skins in the images are (from top) Jolie, Maan, and Luus.
All jewellery is from Caroline's by Caroline Apollo.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

What have I begun?

I'm sure I'll get back to this soon - with pithy and fascinating observations aplenty, not to mention SL looks that will knock your pixelated socks off. Or not.

Anyway, just give me a few days. This is all so sudden!