November 7, 2014 by synjari
A Tattered Page [*citation needed] is a brand new event brought to you by the lovely people at Cursed Events. The objective is to read a original literary work that is announced a month or two in advance. The designers participating then read the work and choose an aspect of the story that inspires them, creating one or more products that relate to the section. The citation needed part is that the designers must provide a notecard within the product that cites the part of the book that inspired their work. A minimum of 1 product is to be an exclusive product or exclusive color (merchant’s choice) that will not be featured for sale again after the event.
Reading through the book, my heart went out to Justine Moritz, who was one of the many innocent victims of Frankenstein and his decisions. Justine was wrongfully framed and accused of William Frankenstein’s murder. The real murderer being Victor Frankenstein’s creature.
A special thanks to the creators at Pale Empress for providing such beautiful and poignant pieces to complete a somber look. The Hair, Dress and tear-stained makeup layer can be purchased at Pale Empress.
The event takes place at each store, although we have created a shopping guide full of all the important information, including photos of the products.
November 6, 2014 by synjari
The same day The Fantasy Collective opened, so did The Seelie Court’s new round. The theme was “Unseelie” to go along with the spookiness that is Hallow’s Eve. I took this theme for a fantasy RP spin with some makeups inspired by dark elvish folk. The “Underdark” lipstick line comes in three 5-packs with colors I interpreted to represent 3 different alignments: Good, Neutral and Evil. They will be at the Seelie Court until Monday, November 10th!
To get to the event, Teleport to The Seelie Court
November 5, 2014 by synjari
Senzafine was invited to take part in the Fantasy Collective last month, marking their anniversary. They created a very fun theme that allowed people to be imaginative in all the fun ways there are available at a RL Renaissance Faire. For this one, I wanted to stick to the theme of the Renaissance dresses you always see the court ladies wearing at these faires. It has a very fairytale quality about it with the color combos used being so vivid and at times a bit otherworldly. The dress here is called Caterina and it is available only at the Fantasy Collective until the 15th. It wont be in the store until January so get hoppin now!
To get to the event, Hitch a Ride to the Fantasy Collective
November 4, 2014 by synjari
Trying to find time to catch up with posts can be a daunting thing. Just when I think I have time, one of my jobs (I have 2 other jobs on top of running Senzafine, btw) has an emergency marketing materials request. Fortunately that has lulled a bit and now I can focus back on getting Senzafine back in running order. With that, I want to update you all on past event releases here, currently running events will be in separate posts. One that has come and gone within the month of October was a new annual mega-event, Mystic Realms Faire. There was 1 brand new release and an extension color line release there from Senzafine. The new dress, Elaisse has a regal elvish feel, with a short-sleeved robe over a beautiful underdress. This line comes with the usual 8 color combos. These will be available at the mainstore this weekend.
The extension color line release was to the Mirdain Leggings. This set was released for both women’s and men’s versions in new leather colors! These also will be put out into the mainstore this weekend.
As in the September releases post, although the events are over, you can still stop by the main store and grab your favorite colors starting this weekend! Visit the In-World Store
October 10, 2014 by synjari
This month, RMK is hosting a fantastic halloween event that provides games and chances at winning fantabulous prizes! Senzafine was accepted to take part in this annual event and I’m happy to show what my dark little mind came up with! First is the prize. In order to get this, you must play games and win coins. Once you win 10 coins by doing these activities, you can spend them at the Dream Gacha.. for a chance to win one of many prizes provided by many designers. Because this event and the main website is primarily in Japanese, I would like to thank Allegory Malaprop of Schaudenfreude (a fellow designer at the event) for providing a guide in English on how to go about playing the games. Links will be provided at the end of this post. The Dream Gacha prize from Senzafine is a spellbook that you can not only hold (it has a pose!) you can also click it to cast your first spell! (ooo sounds)
We also have a new product debuting at the RMK Market at ground-level of the sim. The Willow armwarmers were made to be a perfect autumn compliment to the Berenice sleeveless dresses (as seen on the ad). They are also elegant enough to pair up with many other outfits as our bloggers and customers have done. Have fun with them and know that there are more colors to come soon!
To get to the event, Hitch a Ride to RMK
Also be sure to visit Allegory’s Guide to the RMK Event games!
October 10, 2014 by synjari
Other than the ongoing Seelie Court event, I’ve also had a few other releases that sadly I was unable to post about due to RL craziness. We <3 Role-Play was one of the more challenging rounds for me as I wanted to put as much detail into this as possible to make it feel more than what its polygons claimed it was.
Texturing, my friends, is really important to game companies. This proves true especially in MMO’s. New content can be challenging for frequent releases, so many times they use the same models and geometry and spin it a different way.
I want to bring that same workflow into SL and I know of a few other designers that do the same. The dress I featured this round, had a lot of details in texture. When textured differently it will be like a whole different dress, even though the model shape is the same. The first texturing of this dress though, I went as far out as I could on details. Enough talk, on to Aravereth.. the lovely court gown!
The next release was for A Clockwork Spiral. Many of you in-world know how wildly successful it was due both to the build as well as everything the merchants were offering. We raised so much more than last year for the National Kidney Foundation.. and we are talking like, numbers that were creeping in to Cursed’s most successful event: World Goth Fair.
I released an officer’s jacket for women that dipped both into Steampunk as well as Dieselpunk, though my aim was more for the latter. Echelon is a new series I want to explore further but we shall start with the ladies first. This one comes in 8 colors, all reminiscent of military life in earlier days. There was a special color set which donated 100% and a small percentage of all other sales at the event both to benefit the NKF. Onwards to the ad image!
Though the events are over, you can still stop by the main store and grab your favorite colors! Visit the In-World Store
October 10, 2014 by synjari
I am so excited to share this news with you. As some of you may know, I’ve had discussions with fellow oldbies about how much I missed the exploration factor of a shop. This is something that’s been slowly fading away from SL as people move on. Phedre Rossini of Southpaw wants to bring the feels back with a new event managed jointly by her staff and Sohma Dix of Paper Moon. This event has been going on for 2 months and a new round is just around the corner.
It’s been a very busy past two months RL that I was unable to update everyone here on the releases. So far, we have had 2 different types of releases at this new event. The releases are now out at the store and I hope that each of you will enjoy them!
The first release was for round one “Welcome to Faerie” I was happy to provide a unisex offering and created a full color set for the “Mirdain” Elvensmith tunics. There are now 8 colors available at the main store and even the original colors were re-worked so they are much more vibrant and have a better tactile visual!
For round two “The Shining Ones” we celebrated the classic elves. Being a Tolkien nut, however.. I veered from the classic definition of an elf and went with the elves of Middle Earth. For this, another tunic set was created called “Randir” meaning Wanderer/Pilgrim. It’s meant to evoke that wanderlust in us all.. so the bottoms are slightly dingy with dust and the tunic itself feels more travel-worn than usual. It comes in a set of 8 colors and is also available in both men’s and women’s.
July 7, 2014 by synjari
This weekend, a new round for We <3 Role-Play started and we stepped up to the plate with a new accessory piece. Senzafine is providing yet another fantastic item that is can be used by both men and women as it is resizable mesh. The “Ibelin” gorget collar is inspired by the Balian of Ibelin and the story surrounding his role in the fall of the crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem. This lovely gorget collar will look regal on any lord or lady of arms or as an accent piece to add to your more elegant courtly looks.
Teleport now to We <3 Role-Play and grab yours now!
June 15, 2014 by synjari
Senzafine’s new makeup packs are now out at Genre! The theme this month is Arabia so stop by for some beautiful exotic wares and looks. Our current offerings are some gorgeous smoky eyeshadows with a perfect catliner that will make your eyes speak volumes beneath the veil. They are currently available in 2 color packs consisting of warm colors and cool colors and matched up with the Shayla: Ajlal head scarf (Hijab) seen in the ads and made available by Paper Moon who is also participating at Genre this month!
Get them now @ Genre
June 13, 2014 by synjari
Now that the dust has settled, I am happy to announce that today is the first day of Fashion for Life 2014. Senzafine is offering a new dress sold exclusively at the fair for the duration of the event. It is available in 8 different color blends. A portion of all proceeds for this dress as well as all other merchandise at the event will go to RFL!
Get it now @ Senzafine @ Fashion for Life 2014 – Perambulate Sim