Monday, February 20, 2012

I guess the winter makes you laugh a little slower

Axi Kurmin continues to amaze me. When she's not managing three businesses in SL, listing new pics and descriptions on the Marketplace for three more plus her three, spinning discs in SL, or posting columns on Search Engine Watch, she carves eggs, paints them, and sells them. She has a whole bunch of them. I'm fascinated, and deeply impressed.

This next bit is NSFW, or at least, some of the pictures are--Solange is back! It's been months since I heard of any new releases, and now she's back to designing, but...well, I'll let the pictures speak for themselves. This is the front of the "Carnal" outfit (in pink); this is the front of the "Carnal" outfit (in red). So far, so good, right? Lovely illicit design, with erotically placed cut-outs, and, as shown, the option to have full-coverage cups as well as more revealing ones. Beautiful silk velvet roses ornament the attached skirt, the gloves, and the fascinator headpiece, and it's perfect for burlesque dancing and, I would imagine, lovely for taking photographs to send to a loved one, or an admirer.

The problem? Would be "Carnal" from the back. In discussing this one with a friend, I think we both agree the front is lovely, but the back is...problematic at best. I think, visually, I expected the bustle to persist across the back. Instead what we get are...well...hip bolsters. Which are pretty from the front, but not that attractive from the rear. Strangely, it's too revealing, which I will grant is odd to say about a piece of lingerie.

Still, it's good to know Solange has returned! I'll be sure to traipse across the sim now and again, and see what's new in the shop.

And aren't Zen gardens supposed to be calming? Isn't that the point? This is something guaranteed to make at least one poor soul out there shriek in utter terror and run the other way!


Icterus Dagger said...

Miss Emilly,

Miss Kurmin does amaze me, but I haven't seen a new SEW column in months, and she's not responded to my in-world messages. I assume from her other activities that she is doing all right; however, I do miss her SEW columns. Have you heard any news on why it seem to be on hiatus?


Emilly Orr said...

You know, I haven't. I know that she's still putting out new items through the businesses allied with Dare Designs, but as far as her SEW columns, I really have no idea.

I'd take that next step and ask in-world, but if you're also receiving no word, we may simply have to wait and be concerned.

Dale Innis said...

I'll have to disagree with you on the ... back view of Carnal. I approve, aesthetically, morally, and otherwise. :)

Emilly Orr said...

And this is why I'm not Solange Cerveau. She has a good eye for what will be attractive. I haven't always agreed, but she's still sold. And she's seriously upgraded her photography skills--the entire set is AMAZING.