Leather, Latex, and…Zebra?

7 10 2008

When I heard Blacklace was releasing ten new designs for Fall, I knew my linden balance was going to take a hit. It is no secret, if you read this blog, that I love lingerie. It is also no secret that I LOVE Blacklace. Mariska Simons is a genius when it comes to design. Her lingerie is top of the line, the textures are always stunning, the details amazing, and the colors are rich and seductive. So yes, I knew I was going to buy some lingerie Sunday when the SIM was reopened and the line was debuted. I knew I was going to love the designs, but I don’t think I was prepared for how MUCH I would love.

Mariska has outdone herself yet again. I want it all. Every single piece. Of course, I couldn’t buy it all cause a girl has to stick to a budget, but I was able to get five of the new outfits. My friend Rhodesy found one “I must have this” outfit too, and I’m going to show you her choice as well, since it is something I did not buy. I’ll be breaking this post into two, just because of the sheer volume of lingerie I just bought.

The first thing that caught my eye was Dark Secrets, a leather corset set. I bought it in blue, just for some variety since I have a lot of black leather. This is simply gorgeous. The texture is exquisite…Mariska knows how to do leather well.


And the details on this outfit are beyond fantastic. I love all the lacing detail on the corset, and check out the laces on the elbow-length gloves.


Another thing I love about Mariska as a designer is that she understands the way lingerie should fit a woman’s body. Blacklace lingerie does whata good lingerie should do; it accentuates the sensual aspects of a woman’s body; hugging those slopes and curves and accentuating the beauty inherent in the female form.

As much as I love leather, latex will always have a place in my wardrobe. I love the sexuality of it, the look and the feel. Nothing feels quite like latex next to the skin. Then there is how it makes you feel. For me, latex makes me feel strong and confident, and in control. So when I saw the Black Widow Latex Set, I bought it instantly.

Isn’t this stunningly sexy? I love the shape of it. Again, see how it flows down the body drawing the eye to all the right places? The gloves extending over one finger is a nice touch, and yet another example of Mariska’s attention to detail. This set also comes with these gorgeous seamed fishnet stockings, another favorite item of mine. I love the thong panties too. The Black Widow Latex Set just exudes confident sexuality and I’m sure it’s going to be a favorite.

When I tp’d Rhodesy over to Blacklace, she immediately fell in love with the Primal Instinct set. This lovely bra and panty set isn’t really my style, but Rhodesy adores it. I admit to not expecting to see a zebra striped bra and panty sete but the combination of the black and white zebra print with the bold colors and lace is quite striking. I love the shape of this. It’s sexy and feminine.

It comes in six different colors, and seeing how good it looks on Rhodesy, I’m quite tempted to go back and buy it myself. The clasp on the back of the bra is really very realistic looking, and again notice how well the panties hug her curves.

In my next post, I’ll show you the rest of the stuff I bought at Blacklace. Let’s hope I don’t go back and buy more between now and then. If I do, I hope to see you there. Mariska Simons is one of the the best lingerie designers in all of SL. If you’ve not been there yet, you are definitely missing out.

All Photography by Arcadia Nightfire and Rhodesy Durant of MDR Studio.

Model Info – Dark Secrets
Skin: Celestial Studios – Charmed Skin 20 (Glitter- Silver 2)
Eyes: Eye AC – darkturquoise
Hair: [Curio] – Spiky, Vamp Blue
Lingerie: Blacklace- Dark Secrets Blue Leather Corset Set
Shoes: Falln – Tall Vinyl Boots
Jewelry: Inks & Kinks Nostril Diamond Stud
Earthstones – Triple Goddess Belly Ring, Silver
Earthstones – Beautiful Slave Bracelet – Moonstone
Jen’s – Vampire Bait Choker
Pose: Striking Poses: Zooey Deschanel_6

Model Info – Black Widow
Skin: Celestial Studios – Charmed Skin 20 (Glitter- Silver 2)
Eyes: Eye AC – darkturquoise
Hair: the Abyss – Secret, Light Blonde
Lingerie: Blacklace- Black Widow
Shoes: Falln – Tall Vinyl Boots
Jewelry: Inks & Kinks Nostril Diamond Stud
SUS Jewelry – Ruby Eye Belly Stud
Accessories: Whip given to me by my bed from Akaesha’s.
Pose: Le Boudoir – Mode d’Ambre – Retro

Model Info – Rhodesy Durant
Skin: Naughty Design Alina Fair Smoky Eyeshadow, Red Lips
Hair: Abyss – Aeon in Poison
Nails: Sin Skins in Glitter Plum
Eyes: Sin Skins Obsidion Violet
Lingerie: Blacklace Primal Instinct: Purple Lace & Zebra Print Set
Bracelet: (included with lingerie above)
Shoes: DDD Platinum Black Toe Classy Sling Heels

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