To begin with, I hope all of those who are in the path of Hurricane Sandy remain safe throughout the coming week. The local meteorologists are still not completely sure how the storm will affect the area in which I live... We have snow alerts for anywhere between a grassy coating to twelve inches. Huge difference! You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
I have always loved finding and exploring unique SIMs in Second Life. Of course, as time has gone on it does take more to impress me, but Circa delivers uniqueness in spades. The SIM is completely decorated in black and white; it feels like you are walking into an old stick figure cartoon. If you want to visit the SIM and don't use a neutral windlight in your daily Second Life activities, I highly recommend using the region settings and setting your draw distance to at least 300 m.
The dress I'm wearing is a new mesh design from 22769 Casual Couture and is available at the new round of Zodiac which started a few days ago. As most of you know, I have been blogging with SeraphimSL since the summer of 2011; the one thing I enjoy the absolute most about working for the coverage blog is the opportunity to discover new to me brands and watch them grow in skill over time. I first came across 22769 Casual Couture while doing coverage of The Gallery Gift Shop some time last year; their designs were never bad, but the designers' skills have most definitely increased. I am very excited to see where this brand goes in the future. The dress I'm wearing comes in four designs, includes standard sizes and is available as a free demo.
Izzie Button released a new version of the Fuyu skin just in time for Halloween at The Costume Ball. This tone is much lighter and worked great as a vampire skin for a Halloween party I attended last night. The new set includes two brow colors, cleavage options, a nail base, four lipsticks and four glosses on tattoo layers, blush on a tattoo layer, an eyebrow shape and a modifiable body shape. A free demo is available.
The stunning new eyes I am wearing are from Mayfly and are available to purchase as system eyes or mesh eyes. Both packs include four versions with differing levels of white, but I personally prefer the mesh eyes. They give a very realistic look to your avatar which is very important if you love doing head shots with photography; also, you can adjust the iris size of the eyes with the mesh version. You get more options with mesh at the same price as the system layer eyes!
Clothing: Geometric Lotus Dress in Black Block by 22769 Casual Couture @ Zodiac
Jewelry: Never Earring Silver by Bens Beauty (Currently Unavailable)
Shoes: *Ute Mesh Pumps in Red by Baiastice
Eyes: *Liquid Light Mesh Eye in Pale True Grey by Mayfly
Hair: Shine in Black 04 by [elikatira]
Skin: *Fuyu Skin (Costume Ball Edition) DB by Izzie's @ The Costume Ball
Makeup: *Lipgloss Red by Izzie's (Included with Fuyu Skin)
Poses:  *Pencil II 10 and  *Odyssey 5m (Available @ Cinema) by aDORKable Poses
* Denotes promotional copy.