Takako (re-release) 03C by Loring Halsey
As an avatar, I’m concerned with having a consistent “look.” I’ll change my clothes and hair and eyes on occasion, but I want to keep the same shape. When I found the Takako skin line at Lazolli I fell in love. It’s exactly what I wanted my avatar to look like. When Lazolli’s main store disappeared (and every trace of a satellite store), I was distraught. I had only collected three makeups from the skin set and two of the three were very specific looks.
I stretched the hell out of them, distributing them as best I could among my 200+ outfit folders. My search for the original creator, Nariko Shinn, continued until one day, I came across a blog post that featured a re-branded Takako skin. I. Went. Fucking. Nuts.
All pictures are taken in the Midday environment setting with one fill light. The background is in-world and no photoshopping other than cropping and compositing was made.
Takako (re-release) 01A and Takako (re-release) 01B
Click here for boobies and butt.
First ones I grabbed were the basics: a nude skin (which still has a bit of a smoky eye) and one with a dressier, deeper-red lip. These are my two staples because I’m fucking boring. The Takako line (both original and re-release) have very dramatic makeup choices. Loring Halsey’s other makeup lines (she has 15 or 20) are more wearable in some ways, but they all feature amazing eye, cheek, and lip color combinations.
I gravitated towards Takako because I didn’t have to change my face sliders to be happy with the skin. Love-at-first-demo for real. One of the few, high-quality skins that look Asian (the yellow base helps, too).
Takako (re-release) 03A and Takako 002 (yellow card)
My first ever Takako skin was the one on the right. It was a fuck-up because I meant to buy the less-shimmery yellow eyes with a pale lip. At L$1200 it wasn’t easy to choke down, but I made the best of it.
On the left is the updated version, I guess, with a stronger red lip, heavier blush, and a two-tone eye which I love. The update has a lighter skin-tone which suits me fine. My previous skin set was super pale. “Gothy,” I guess, but I called it “noir.” All the re-release skins are L$1225 each.
Takako (re-release) 01D and Takako 012 (sexy doll)
Sexy Doll on the right was a gift because I wouldn’t stop bitching about having just the one skin from Lazolli. One thing I like about the original makeups is that they have names. Easier for me to remember a code name rather than a code number.
The updated version has a heavier white shadow with a little gold underneath. I think the thin red line on the lips is dope, too. The lips line is featured on a couple of other makeups, but I love the white eyeshadow too much.
Takako (re-release) 02C and Takako 014 (sunshine)
Went out the next week and bought Sunshine on my own. I’m a big fan of gold. My policy is if you think you’re wearing too much gold, you’re just not wearing enough.
The re-released version is, like, my dream skin. Delicate, painted-dolly lips, a noticeable blush, gold shadow. Perfect for summer, I think.
All the re-released skins have painted-on lashes which is great since I’m not the biggest prim lash advocate. The mascara varies in style from skin to skin and that’s rad, too.
Anyway, make the trip to Lazolli and make it often. She has big plans for expansion, her selection is big and varied, and she comes out with great one-offs like her latest Lady GaGa skin.
Skins: Takako by LAZZOLI:::L’ORING (Loring Halsey)
Tattoo: Koi Farm V.2, faded by Aitui (Jesseaitui Petion)
Eyes: Lustrous in Aruba by Shine (Brandy Rasmuson)
Hair: Sabina in Jet Black (script change scarf) by artilleri (Antonia Marat)
Swimsuit: Sabrina in teal polka by artilleri (Antonia Marat)
Poses: *dROPS and [LAP] (boobs and butt)