The wearing of lingerie is about more than just donning it for a woman. The color and style we choose to wear is often greatly influenced by our mood. The clothes we wear, places we intend to go and the activities we expect to engage in all affect our decision as well. Although it’s intended to be hidden from view, offering a glimpse of bra strap at the shoulder or the top of the panties above the waist line is seen as sexy by many. Lingerie is also used to set a mood in intimate settings. Many men prefer the allure of a woman clad in sexy lingerie to that of a naked one.

Mood and atmosphere is such a part of the lingerie experience that it makes perfect sense to consider this when selling it as well. Evoking the feelings to match the styles of what is sold can help greatly in getting a woman to make a purchase. In fact the entire process of buying to wearing to the removal of these garments often carry undertones of sensuality and sexiness. This is just as true, if not more so, in virtual worlds as the real world. One such place that excels at this is Blacklace. The store on the new Alphamale and Blacklace sim is expertly designed and decorated to help set a mood that matches the wonderfully alluring styles of the designer, Mariska Simons. From the dark romantic shades and classically styled interior to the intriguing and professionally done product displays, all elements combine to produce an atmosphere consistent with the mood her products are intended to help create.

Naturally, we want to feel good about the things we purchase as well, so it’s important that we are happy with the product once we get it home and wear it. This has never been an issue for me with Blacklace lingerie. All the items I have are well made with nicely detailed textures. Below, are pictured several sets as examples, beginning with the Passionate Touch in purple. This set combines a satin and lace corset, panties and garter belt and comes in many other colors. Sheer black stockings are included. Next is the Fantasies bra and panties set in a blue and black floral pattern. Other colors for this set are white, teal, gray, purple and red.

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It’s always nice to find a store that makes you want to visit frequently. You start aisle by aisle, picking out what you will buy, and what’s going to be your future purchase. Once you join the update group and you know what the newest hot items are, they must be added to the list too, or be bought. Maybe I should just IM the owner and ask for a flat rate, one of each to go?!

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1 – Dislike

2 – Needs Improvement

3 – Good

4 – Very Good

5 – Loved it

The Facts

Name: Shiny Things

Owner/Designer: Fallingwater Cellardoor

Shop Category: Shoes, men’s shoes, boots, jewelry, handbags/purses

Price Point: Medium range

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Typically, when shopping I like a store that has something more to offer than just stuff. I mean I can get stuff anywhere. It is nice to find a place that draws you into the atmosphere and makes you wanna see more… and buy more! Give me something that I can sink my credit card into. Build it and I will come.

Just the facts

Name: Refuge

Owned and Designs by Trinitee Trilam

Shop Category: Clothes, Hair & Acessories

Price Point: Low

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Your mystery shopper strikes again! Touring the shops and malls, so you don’t have to. Bringing you the thrills, the chills, the sales and that little tingle you get when you hear cha-ching after a purchase… or is that just me?

The Facts

Shop Name: Mimikri Hot Couture owned by Mimikri Kit & Sven Obler

Shop Category: Female Apparel (formal & casual) accessories, Shoes, Poses

Price Point: Average

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I am your Mystery Shopper, teleporting across the metaverse, reporting on the good, the bad and the ugly in shopping experiences. Most of us need to shop, some of us love to shop and a few of us have turned it into an art form. I will give you the real story on what shops to try, where to buy and what stores you should invite your friends over to. Because we all want the best in exchange for our shopping Linden.

The Facts

Shop Name: InStyle owned by Mayline Jewell

Shop Category: Female apparel, accessories, beauty (formal, casual, shoes, bags, hair, eyes)

Price Point : Average

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