Sunday, September 22, 2013

Violent Seduction Store Review~

Hey guys! We have another store review for you~ Aren't you excited?
Yes, it's that time again. Store Review time where we show you a few looks by one of the designers listed on our store list and tell you all a little bit about the store, in case you haven't gone to see the store yet for yourself! O:

This time the store review is for Violent Seduction, and if the name itself hasn't gotten you into the store, this review should!

Violent Seduction is a store for those girls who like to show off their sexy side as much as they like to reign in the elegance of a proper lolita look. Sgt. Pepper, the owner, does mostly Gothic looks (Lolita being an option in nearly every one of her pieces) though there are also a bit of cute things in the mix as well. The store is run by an amazing and kind lolita irl who is very friendly and approachable! We are always amazed with how she manages to do everything she does in her store on top of everything else she does irl, such as teaching a college class and running a rl lolita store (which you all should totally check out- Harajuku Station ).

Pepper's SL store specializes in elegant and beautiful high quality lolita dresses. There are a large mix of styles, such as gothic, classic, ero, guro, steampunk and more! When you walk inside you feel as though you're enveloped by your inner darkness by all the black, setting the mood for the dark colors of the dresses and items. The colors she picks out for each dress are always beautiful, stunning, and match the overall look of the store. Aside from her lolita looks, she has a few casual and sailor outfits, shoes, and a couple gacha as well.

If you walk into the back yard of the store, you will see a beautiful open area with a caravan full of sweets, a cafe-like area, and overall just a very appealing view with soft pastel colors surrounding it. Pepper was both kind and generous enough to allow us to use this place for meets in the lolita group! Also, she decorated it just for that occasion. Isn't that awesome?

The prices are on the higher side for this store, but if you can afford them, they are definitely worth every linden spent (Saka and Cho can both vouch for it!) As they say, the more you pay, the higher the quality. This is definitely the case with Violent Seduction. We both agree that we would give this store a 10/10, and anxiously await every new release! If you don't believe us, go take a look at the store for yourself!

On top of each of the dresses having stunning quality, they also give you various options so each item purchased can be more than one outfit. As we all know, sex sells on SL so each of Pepper's dresses have a sexy option as well as being easily made to look like a proper lolita dress with the addition of a few simple aspects. (Blouse, hair stuff, accessories, ect.) It makes everything very versatile and gives us the options of being simple and sexy or gorgeous and elegant; whatever's on your mind!

As stated, once Pepper was invited to the group and we started talking, she was immediately on board to bring the lolita community on second life together. She decorated the back yard of her store with an inviting and sweet look to go hand in hand with her gothic store interior and the front of her store that also has a little cafe look with chairs set out. She's offered the place up as a lolita hang out, so any time you're free or want to idle out pop on over to enjoy the scenery and possibly meet other lolitas who are doing the same!

As shown in the pictures above, Pepper's lolita items will be growing as she continues her line. Up soon are some things I'm sure everyone will love! Get your friends ready, because she'll be having Gachas lolitas will diiie for. She's shown in some of her upcoming items above in the orange pigtails! Please note that the cream version of the Versailles dress that's shown on Psyche is no longer available, but all of the darker colors shown earlier are.

We hope you enjoyed our store review~ Go give Pepper some love and enjoy the space she's offered for us and take a look at her amazing clothing.

As always, thank you to our wonderful models. Sgt. Pepper, Rose, Taikia, Yui, Psyche, Aubry, Saka, Caxy and Chobii.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Saka's Gothic Themed Meet~

I have to say, even when we have small parties, I have a blast. I really like seeing the different looks that people come up with, it's always super awe inspiring to me.

..and I usually want to squeeze everyone until the point they can't breathe.

The last meet we had was at Saka's, again, and due to the lag there she actually upgraded her land (Probably for others reasons as well but let's be vain and say it's about lag. XD!) so her next party should be somewhere that gives everyone a little more breathing room and gives your SL an easier time!

The themed events seem to be going over well, from the feedback I'm getting from those who can attend. We've realized by trying another Thursday night meet that the best time for a larger amount of you to get together is late Friday nights/early in the day Saturday for those in the Japanesy time zones. However this leaves our lovely Euros out of the fun. Because of this I will be making and giving out officer applications for people to host parties at better time for the Euros during the weekend (Or other times if they want) while I'm not around. :] Please IM me (Chobii) if interested.

As always with every event, someone's total adorableness stood out to us... and if I'd have been giving a prize out for best dressed Sou would have gotten it for sure last time. His outfit from The Black Canary (WE MISS THEM SO DEARLY ;A;) was amazingly paired with Lo*Momo's mesh boots. His Elegant gothic attire took my breath away, personally, and it's pretty hard for a male avatar on SL to impress me. XD! Good Job, Sou. Please don't be too embarrassed, but you were so cute I haaave to show everyone! <3

Twins one meet and Triplets the next! This time Saka, Psyche, and I all dressed in G Field's Julia dresses in different colors with all the exact same accessories! It was super fun. QUADRUPLETS NEXT TIME? WHO IS DOWN? Not really (YESREALLY) the whole point of mentioning that is because we were talking and the topic of what makes classic lolita classic lolita and what makes gothic lolita gothic lolita? I mean, of course the standard guidelines of the fashion are to be followed, but beyond that what breaks them apart fully? We were all in agreement that the style of the dress reminded us more of classical than gothic, but because of the darker colors we were wearing we all chose it for gothic. O:

Psyche made a joke about it being the blind leading the blind. Which, well, in a way is true. Not leading in the terms that I'm trying to dictate what sub style of lolita everyone wears, but in running the group and making themes for meets... I'm a little out of touch with what falls into each individual style... and it seems I'm not alone! O:

Before we came across this, Elize gave me the wonderful idea of giving out a note card with references to lolita sites showing the lolita guidelines for those new to the fashion that were interested in it, giving everyone the opportunity to find all the sources I've found in my lengthy lolita adoration period. Psyche, Saka, and I are working out a set of note cards for just that, but the fact that Psyche said it was like the blind leading the blind.... I got another great idea!~

I'm going to begin monthly casual lolita meets, where people can come in whatever they're most comfortable in and bring friends that they think may be interested in the fashion. In these meets we're going to be going over the lolita guidelines and explaining the backing behind them, then we'll begin breaking down different sub styles of lolita to help you and us better understand them so that we can put better outfits together and get names of certain things to hopefully find them in SL easier, hm? :D! I do hope a lot of you will come to these, even if you do decide to in lolita dresses over casual clothes! <3
(If you'd like to help with these, please IM Chobii as we will be needing models in each of the sub styles as we go over them! O:)

The next event we're having is going to be an autumn themed one! I'm working on getting the date set. Violent Seduction store review is next!! O:


My blog for a peak at the blouses!


Thursday, September 12, 2013

Elize's parties!

Hey all, Saka here reporting! (I sound like a police officer..) 

On Thursday last week, we had an awesome party on the beach dressed in adorable swimsuits at Elize's lovely place, where we danced to our heart's content and Elize herself DJed a bunch of awesome anime tunes for us. There were tons of refreshments (including giant cupcakes, which Chobii indulged herself in.. xD!) and even some hilariously fun moments with driving around on broken sharks in the water and bumping into each other! Well okay, not all of them were broken, but a few were spinning around and around in circles. The minute I saw it it made me dizzy.. @__@; But it was still hilarious!

Elize made some wonderfully cute towels for us as a gift for coming, as well. If you were unable to make it to the party but wanted to have one for yourself (or just forgot to grab one!), please feel free to send Chobii a NC and she'll send one over to you~

Everyone loved the meet so much that they yet another party was hosted at Elize's on Saturday. This time it was in an adorable little skybox we set up on her land, where we pranced around, had a nice chat and some tea in our sweet lolita coords! The place was decorated (by yours truly!) to match the theme as well! While we were there, both Psyche and Chobii twinned it up, wearing adorable matching outfits from Honey Kitty! Both of them spent a total of two hours also adding some really cute and colorful stars to their hair to match the outfits~ Everyone else of course, also looked awesome in their sweet coords! We all had a great time, and the party involved more dancing and DJing by Elize herself, which included more awesome anime tunes, and she even took requests~ We got some Chobits music going on up in there! 8D

We'll be having a meet tonight at my house (again) in gothic lolita theme, so be sure to put on your best gothic lolita dresses and come on down at 5PM SLT~ We hope you can make it, and we're super happy you all are enjoying the meets. We're having a blast with them too! <3

-Saka (and Cho!)

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Summer Swimwear!!

One of the times I was hanging out on my friend Lele's beach, I got to thinking about lolita swimwear...

Did lolitas go out in bloomers and petticoats to splash around in the big ol' blue? I'd never seen any lolita swimwear before... was it a swimwear-less fashion?

Well, Pepper from Violent Seduction, who is an adoorable irl lolita, linked me to some cute lolita swimsuits on a blog she'd once seen.

It got me to thinking of the different things I've seen in the stores that carry cute and lolita like clothes that I go to. None of the extremely dedicated stores house swimsuits, but those do... and surprisingly some of them looked pretty similar to what Pepper had shown me.

A few of the girls and myself got together and popped on some swimsuits. With summer ending and fall coming in, we'll spend a whole lot of time bundled up, so I wanted to show off some cute and still... slightly... modest (For some of them x3!) looks that we'd come across!

It seems a whole bunch of places offer swimsuits that aren't your typical run of the mud string bikini~ Ambrosia has some amazingly cute strapless swimsuits with flowers and a skirt. Lo*Momo has a cute and frilly two piece on its second floor (It's on saaalee!) HalHina is offering some swim suits with skirts. Katat0nik has adorable sailor swimsuits with a higher waist and a lower chest that help to keep your modesty. (Also a super cute umbrellaa!) G Field has a mesh two-piece with a frilled skirt that comes in both rigged mesh and unrigged, so it can be made to fit any shape. (Even fur mesh shapes!)

My friend whose sim I was on when I thought about all of this, offers super adorable one pieces! One is in with one of her dresses, so it comes with a full on skirt for when you're not in the water! She also has some really cute frilled swimsuits in her beach shop which is what I was trying on. I'm most excited about her flip flops though, because they're the cutest flip flops I've seen so far in SL.

Summer is ending, and so is our ability to frolic around in swimsuits and be free and adorable at the same time! Elize hosted a beach party for us last week that turned out really well and was so much fun she asked to host another meet the following Saturday (Which was yesterday~) I'll have pictures of those up in the next few days~

While all hope seems lost, it is not! There is still a summer event that I know of that is going to be super fun! Saucey Sinister (The Lele I mention from time to time) is hosting a Summer Do-Over event, for those of us who just don't want to say goodbye yet! She's listed on HuntSL, and information about the event can be obtained through either she or I in world. Her blog will also keep you updated, so visit DoLlYpOp!! (Merchants are welcome, so if you wanna come sell some cutie swimsuits that I haven't shown yet, contact Lele for some information!)

This shoot was a lot of fun, and I really enjoy the swimsuits shown off. I hope you all liked them as well~ As always, thank you to our lovely models and to see more from them visit their blogs!


Want to know who is wearing what? Want to join our shoots? Ask Chobii! I have some special fun planned as far as pictures go, but but for now, the next shoot is scheduled to be a store review for Violent Seduction.

Have a Violent Seduction look you wanna show off with us, so others can see the amazing work that can be done with Pepper's dresses? IM Chobii for details. <33!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Saka's Tea Party!

I'm very happy to see the idea of parties is both welcomed and enjoyed by the members.

Soon after Mary had her's, Saka offered to host one at her house as well. It was last Friday at 7:30PM SLT. We had quite a little turn out!

There was a lot of talk about the looks everyone was wearing, as well as a irl lolita dress spam once Pepper asked if anyone else irl Lolita'd and Psyche chimed in that she did! The dresses were to die for, I want them alll. ;A;
(Psyche, by the way, models with us a lot and has a lolita blog of her own which is located @ Love Little Lolita She has awesome looks, so give her a peak!)

The best dressed contest was won by Lin who, despite being pretty quiet until addressed because her cuteness hit me like a wave once my lag subsided, was off in a corner and making it hard for me to get pictures of her! Jkjk, I got one. <3

I got to know a few of the members more, and we are planning more get togethers in different places, so that lolitas will have a face on Second Life! (Or so that's my hope anyway. >///<~!)

On a random note, Caxy was wearing one of his newly finished fur mods with one of HK's dresses and looked friggin' ADORABLLLE. Caxy's mods are for sale if you contact him (Caxy's the name in SL x3) and I think the one he's showing off would be awesome on any fur trying to do a sweet lolita look. Hng. <3

We're having another meet tomorrow night at 7:30PM SLT again, I hope to see a lot of you there! <3