Slink Vixen Catsuit – lookbook + review

Latex Two Ways (2)

To my way of thinking, a catsuit is a staple of sci-fi fashion. It displays the perfections of the futuristic form – a form which is, naturally, as toned and honed as science can make it. The shinier, the better, so when I saw this gorgeous picture from S.Luxury, I was struck by the intense, glassy texture of the latex. I also liked that it was a complete outfit in and of itself; it comes with a sculpted collar, gloves and prim shoes/feet so you really can get a painted-on look. There are plenty of latex outfits in Second Life, but the Slink Vixen Catsuit by Siddean Munro is one of the best.

(N.B. All following pictures are raw and unedited – save for cropping – as in all my reviews.)

SLink Vixen catsuit: front/back

I think one of the reasons it’s so good is that the reflections on the suit are not quite symmetrical. It’s highly unlikely that anyone wearing latex would be exactly positioned between lights at all times, so the asymmetry helps to make the reflectivity sit more naturally in the world.

SLink Vixen catsuit: close-up

SLink Vixen catsuit: feet

A few technical details: the collar prim is fully mod, but the feet prims are not. They’re controlled by a simple HUD (see below) and can either be stiletto heels or tippy-toe feet. There’s no “delete scripts” option, but the script count is 7 and the total script memory is 256k, which is very reasonable. (Under 3MB of scripts is a good goal to aim at, and I try to have as few as possible.) The lack of deletable scripts is the only thing I can find to criticise, but given the aforementioned figures, I don’t think there’s much to complain about.

SLink Vixen catsuit: HUD

At 650L$, it’s certainly among the pricier options. There are other catsuits I like, especially for layering, but none of them come close to this one in terms of both the quality of the effect and the completeness of the outfit. I could quite happily wear this and nothing else for weeks on end, except that I have a very full inventory and lots of clothing that begs to be worn. (My life is very hard.) It comes in eight other colours (ruby, blue, rose, black, metallic grey, red, gold and teal), should white not be your choice.

SLink – Vixen Catsuit (white) by Siddean Munro (650L$)

Other credits
First picture:
Skin: Curio – Cupid – Crave 1 in Moonbeam (Light) + cleavage option 4
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Quicksilver eyes (small pupil) + Eye Effects (Prim glow 3)
Hair: elikatira – Charmed (white)
Lipstick: KOSH – Glossy Lips (natural)
Lashes: Celestial Studios – Deviant (discontinued)
Pose: DARE – White – Me Me (discontinued)

Review pictures:
Skin: Curio – Cupid – Crave 1 in Moonbeam (Light) + cleavage option 4
Brows: Curio – Sweetheart brows (black)
Eyes: Sorry.Asia – Never.More eyes (vampire) + Eye Effects (Prim glow 3)
Hair: Kin – Cricket (white)
Lipstick: KOSH – Glossy Lips (strawberry) worn over Glamorize – Smart Mouth Lips (Diva)

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