My Love Affair with Aisling and the Fantasy Gacha Carnival

My love for Aisling is strong. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I remember my first trip to the store in 2013 and, believe it or not, I wasn’t looking for beautiful accessories, but furniture. I was enchanted by the little blurbs of text behind each of the furniture sets and I was astounded by the quality of mesh and textures and *gasp* the fact that everything was unbelievably low land impact. A few years ago, when mesh was new, Aisling was putting out gorgeous decor items that were 1Li each and customizable furniture that came in under 5Li, modifiable and linkable to shave those prim counts even lower.

Meave 2

It’s not accurate to say that Aisling has undergone a massive improvement in the years that I’ve been a fan. The work of Damian Kleiner and Druunah Esharham has always been stellar, always such high quality with the sort of attention to detail that is so rare, so perfect. If anything, I’d say that they’ve continued along the trajectory set forth all those years ago, becoming more of what they’ve always been by doing what they do best. Better than most.

I really, truly hope this isn’t taken as an ass-kissing post. It isn’t meant to be. It’s more of a love letter, a gentle nudge for people who aren’t as familiar with the brand to explore the options at Aisling. As a role player, I encountered them early and visited them often. As a model and modern blogger, it would have taken much longer to find them in the first place.

(Slight NSFW image follows.)

The Wall

This is why events like We❤ Role Play and the Fantasy Gacha Carnival, like The Secret Affair, The Fantasy Collective, and The Fantasy Faire are so vital to our Second Life experience. Yes, I’ll be one of the first to say that the number of shopping events in Second Life is high – too high sometimes – but remember that, without them, it would be that much harder to find all the talented designers and creators we’ve come to know and love.

I don’t believe in limiting myself to one genre or another. I don’t like the idea of ONLY wearing modern clothing or medieval clothing or science fiction clothing and I don’t feel that it’s fair to expect our favourite designers to limit themselves either. Inspiration takes so many forms and when it happens, the results can be absolutely magical.

~ Style 1 ~

Skin: Lara Hurley-Fae natural/Rose Pale ~ Lara Hurley
Eyes: IKON Sovereign Eyes – Quicksilver ~ Ikon Innovia
Lashes: FATE ~ FATElashes v1.0 ~ Damien Fate ~ NEW!!! (Marketplace Demo!!!)
Mesh Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara ~ Onyx LeShelle
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Elegant1 ~ Siddean Munro
Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet Mid ~ Siddean Munro
Makeup: !Musa! Eyeshadow Sia Gold ~ Filomena Quinnell ~ NEW @ We❤ Role Play (Until May 31st, 2016)

Hair Base: CATWA HAIR RockStar Base ~ Catwa Clip
Hair: CATWA HAIR Flora Ponytail ~ Catwa Clip

Breast Covers: .aisling. Meave -Breasts- {Gold}, .aisling. Meave -Ribs- {Gold} ~ Druunah Esharham ~ Gacha Item ~ NEW @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival (until May 31st)
Skirt: .aisling. Meave -Skirt- {Gold} ~ Druunah Esharham ~ Gacha Item ~ NEW @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival (until May 31st)
Panties: .aisling. Meave -Panties- {Gold} ~ Druunah Esharham ~ Gacha Item ~ NEW @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival (until May 31st)
Belts: .aisling. Meave -Belt- {Gold}, .aisling. Meave -Chain Belt- {Gold} ~ Druunah Esharham ~ Gacha Item ~ NEW @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival (until May 31st)
Arms: .aisling. Meave -Bracers- {Gold}, .aisling. Meave -UpperArms- {Gold} ~ Druunah Esharham ~ Gacha Item ~ NEW @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival (until May 31st)
Legs: .aisling. Meave -LowerLegs- {Gold}, .aisling. Meave -UpperLegs- {Gold} ~ Druunah Esharham ~ Gacha Item ~ NEW @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival (until May 31st)

Crown: .aisling. Meave -Crown- RARE ~ Druunah Esharham ~ Gacha Item ~ NEW @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival (until May 31st)
Collar: .aisling. Meave -Collar- RARE ~ Druunah Esharham ~ Gacha Item ~ NEW @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival (until May 31st)
Wings: =Zenith=Feather Wings ~ Miffyhoi Rosca

Pose: . Infiniti . – Blown Away – RARE 3 ~ Nardya Rousselot ~ NEW @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival (until May 31st)

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~ Style 2 ~

Skin: Lara Hurley-Fae natural/Rose Pale ~ Lara Hurley
Eyes: IKON Hope Eyes – Quicksilver ~ Ikon Innovia
Lashes: FATE ~ FATElashes v1.0 ~ Damien Fate ~ NEW!!! (Marketplace Demo!!!)
Mesh Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara ~ Onyx LeShelle
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Elegant1 ~ Siddean Munro
Makeup 1: !Musa! Eyeshadow Sia Gold ~ Filomena Quinnell ~ NEW @ We❤ Role Play (Until May 31st, 2016)
Makeup 2: Madrid Solo– U-Color-It- Grace-BONUS! Lip Gloss Only ~ Madrid Solo

Hair: +elua+ Quilla_Lightblonde ~ Miu Edman

Nipple Not-Quite Covers: Belle Epoque { Persian Dancer } Pasties ~ Gacha Item ~ Janire Coba ~ NEW @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival (until May 31st)
Skirt 1: Belle Epoque { Persian Dancer } Over Skirt Pink ~ Janire Coba ~ Gacha Item ~ NEW @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival (until May 31st)
Skirt 2: Belle Epoque { Persian Dancer } Skirt Pink ~ Janire Coba ~ Gacha Item ~ NEW @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival (until May 31st)
Belt: .aisling. Isobel – Belt RARE ~ Damian Kleiner ~ Gacha Item ~ NEW @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival (until May 31st)

Headdress: .aisling. Isobel – Headdress RARE ~ Damian Kleiner ~ Gacha Item ~ NEW @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival (until May 31st)
Necklace: .aisling. Isobel – Necklace RARE ~ Damian Kleiner ~ Gacha Item ~ NEW @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival (until May 31st)
Hand Jewellery: .aisling. Isobel – Hand GOLD ~ Damian Kleiner ~ Gacha Item ~ NEW @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival (until May 31st)
Bracers: .aisling. Isobel – Bracers GOLD ~ Damian Kleiner ~ Gacha Item ~ NEW @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival (until May 31st)
Arm Bands: .aisling. Isobel – Upper Arms GOLD ~ Damian Kleiner ~ Gacha Item ~ NEW @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival (until May 31st)

Pose: *PosESioN* Bulloch 2 ~ Dahriel

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