Latex Exploration

After attending a latex event at a rather popular club last night, I looked around the room at the very limited selection of latex people seemed to be wearing. Folks had what appeared to be the same pieces on, in various colors and combinations. I didn't even have to ask where they got it, because I knew, everyone knows a Kayliwulf Kingdom item when they see it. That crayola monotoned garment with little detailed work to it, but a cute little "shine" applied to a rainbow of the same pieces.... Can we tell I'm not all that thrilled with KK latex fashions? Why you ask? It's boring. Who wants to wear the same shit?! So I went to see what was NEW at KK today... boy oh boy am I unimpressed. I'm not usually one to call out a designer but, I feel this needs saying. THERE ARE OTHER, BETTER OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOLKS!!!!

WHAT?! Something OTHER Than KK to provide latex?! Who would have thought?!

I liken Kayliwulf's products to mass marketed chinese goods. You know, poorly made but cheap and get the job done.. the problem? KK isn't cheap, in fact, for the quality of the product, it's damned expensive!!! The argument can be made that because KK promote themselves through many, many, many clubs and events and give away gift cards all the time, that it in fact isn't that expensive because you can get gift cards, but, honestly, even with a 500L gift card, the quality doesn't support the price. There are so many advancements in SL textures and prims that there simply is no excuse for wearing something that makes you look like an avi straight out of 2006. Even the models in their advertisements look jacked straight out of old school SL!

Okay so, before this blog turns into a complete "I hate Kayliwulf" blog... I better stop. But before I do, I should mention that they've come up with something new. I've not seen this little number anywhere. They've made Boob balloons. That's right, if you like looking cheap, and want that elephantitus of the tit- jugs that could make Dolly herself keel over with "ugh"... then this is the place for you!

Quality, not quantity?I will admit that KK DOES have a few acceptable pieces. Their corsets are pretty good, and I have an older outfit that was gifted to me a long time ago (circa 2008) that originally was called "master's desire" but is now sold as "Domino Delight".*pictured above* But that's about the best I can say for KK. And that's sad when a designer can't move up with the technology available, or improve beyond their first works. I won't even get into their boots... Picture's worth a 1000 words.

So all of that hateration aside.... lets move on to happier topics.... Hugo's Designs - I ADORE their latex designs. Simple, Unique looks that are "finished". IE, it doesn't look like the color just STOPS. There's some kind of visual break so the thing doesn't look painted there. It looks like a garment. It looks feasable to be worn in Real life, the lacey texture to it doesn't look like a mess, you can clearly identify what it is! Hugo's does latex in SL the way it SHOULD be done for today's highly competitive fashion world.

BTW I do in fact own a couple HD fashions. The Soma is fantastic and is only L495!!! But the BEST thing about HD, is the unique and HIGHLY DETAILED textures. My picture is just an example of some of HD's items for sale... Go there, and view all of it for yourself. See what a GOOD Latex creator can bring to the table...

Latex Station. I love latex station because they're not afraid to experiment. The concepts Latex Station has brought to the table range from the normal to the fantastical! You have to see it for yourself to believe it. I honestly can't do the store justice, it's HUGE, but here's a quick shot I took while I was there...
So, with that, to summarize... Corsets, Okay at KK.... Hugo's Designs and Latex Station are creating fashion forward admirable pieces fit for folks to wear and show off their kinky side at a reasonable price for the goods. Hi5 all of you, yeah even Kayliwulf, they did pioneer latex in SL after all...


Anonymous October 9, 2010 at 11:21 PM  

You obviously don't know latex very well. Kayliwulf is some of the best in sl and latex station is not very impressive and Hugo's has different kinds of outfits compared to KK so you really are comparing apples to oranges. Also you should really update your picture. Those shoes were done years ago and their shoes are updated and look great. Also the balloons as you refer to are not made by Kayliwulf...get your facts straight, those are produced by E-boobs and Implant Nation, 2 different makers, nothing to do with Kayliwulf. They just make appliers for the implants. Check your facts out before you leave a scathing review. I suspect you have never liked KK so that is the reason why you are saying such negative things about it. These are the nicest people in SL unlike yourself who is just hateful. Karma will pay back in kindness just remember that before you go being hateful to people.

Anonymous October 9, 2010 at 11:31 PM  

Those boots are over 3 years old and Kayliwulf has all sculpted boots now. Get your facts straight before you launch on emotional and immature tirades against designers you decide you don't like.

Alice October 9, 2010 at 11:46 PM  

Latex is a hard market. 1st point i want to make is kk don't even MAKE THE PRIM BOOBS. they are made by others all kk did was make a applier to make them match kk outfits. 2nd kk been on sl a long time and if u look at fetish doll verse the newer fetish doll x out fits theirs a world of difference. i am not saying others don't have good ones as well, but i like theirs a variety in sl. that's what sl is all abut, variety to life.

i guess all i am saying if u don't like it, don't shop there. but let other make their own opinions n buy what they want. SHAME ON YOU FOR ATTACKING DESIGNERS YOU DONT LIKE.

Anonymous October 9, 2010 at 11:57 PM  

I haven't seen boots like the ones you have pictured anywhere in KK for years! The boots KK has now are gorgeous, sculpted & hawt! Purely sculpted heels, buckles, straps & the incredible color selection. The HUD controlled shoes are gorgeous too. I always find new & amazing things at KK, as a lonnnng time member of the KK Updates Group. As far as "ballon covers", I know PLENTY of implant users in SL who are extremely excited about KK's new & ever expanding selection of clothing to cater to the larger busted ladies! Don't hate, just because you don't wear their clothes, or use implants. They have a group of thousands of satisfied, die hard KK fans & the numbers grow daily. KK is famous in SL for quality and for the best damn guarantee in the business, bar none!

Brigette October 10, 2010 at 12:04 AM  

What a hateful person you are. Kayliwulf is the best latex in SL. The owner of latex station is hateful so that must be why the both of you get along so well. I would not waste my lindens on anything but Kayliwulf. Your blogging skills suck so how do you like that? Doesn't feel too good does it? You need to go back in the hole where you came from and do us all a favor.

Anonymous October 10, 2010 at 12:07 AM  

Kayliwulf Kingdom does not make the implants - all they make are the injectors so that those that wish to wear the implants from other stores can and have their latex outfits that they buy from KK cover their chest - so get your facts straight - KK is coming out with new outfits and have improved their boots and shoes as well - its a large store with i believe just one designer - and if you do not like what you see in the store than shop elsewhere and leave those of us who enjoy what KK has to offer events included alone to our enjoyment and take your opinion elsewhere

Anonymous October 10, 2010 at 12:09 AM  

Simply put... you Roselynn Darkstone have ZERO CLASS *AND* BAD TASTE. Boo on your poorly written blog and shame on you for bashing a well loved store such as *KK Latex*.

Ariel October 10, 2010 at 12:18 AM  

Kayliwulf has more class than you ever will and they have the absolute best latex in SL. It's more realistic than anything in here. You are just jealous of success.

Anonymous October 10, 2010 at 12:24 AM  

KK Latex is a great product. I have 6 outfits from there. Don't know about the womens boots.. but the males are great... Love the look of 'em.

Anonymous October 10, 2010 at 12:28 AM  

im not a big fan of KK either - though ive worked at a club even promoting KK, i refuse to purchase from there cause most of the items resemble something you'd expect a clueless noob to wear.

Personally - i suggest Hugo's or Graves... they do awesome work.

KK is way past is sell-by-date.

pgsmom1 October 10, 2010 at 12:30 AM  

I have to say the bashing you gave kk latex is totally out of line and wrong. KK Latex has been a long time sponsor of events at the club I am a manager of. The owner is a very wonderful person. Thier items are extremely popular and I feel well made. I love all my KK Latex items. I dont really get where you are coming from in regards to thier boots they are some of the best latex items ive seen on sl. You may want to go back to the KK Latex store and open your eyes this time there are many wonderful and imaginative items there. KK Latex rocks...Molly

Ariel October 10, 2010 at 12:37 AM  

im not a big fan of KK either - though ive worked at a club even promoting KK, i refuse to purchase from there cause most of the items resemble something you'd expect a clueless noob to wear.

Personally - i suggest Hugo's or Graves... they do awesome work.

KK is way past is sell-by-date.


caitlen October 10, 2010 at 12:49 AM  

I own many outfits from KK, Hugo, Latex Station and Graves and love them all. Each place has their own style their own esthetic and that's why I own outfits from all of them.

KK has had at least THREE lines: plain "Fetishdoll", the "Fetishdoll 2.0" and the current "Fetishdoll X" What you show for shoes is the original FETISHDOLL line.. .how many years old is that?

KK has a vendor station for both Universal Implants & eBoobs, but they don't make either or really make anything on them, they just provide a way for people to get implants if they are interested. EVERY new outfit that comes out comes with the implant applier for FREE, and if you already owned the outfit then you can IM the owner and get that applier no charge.

Two clothing markets on SL are sorely ignored - butch/dyke/boi wear AND Implant compatible clothing (ESPECIALLY in the area of fetish wear). KK has devoted a large amount of time & resources into taking care of its customers who enjoy implants, can Hugo or Graves or Latex Station claim to care as much about their customers?

Again Shame Shame Shame on the reviewer for slamming KK with bad/outdated info and not really saying squat about the other stores except to give generic praise.

Dreyfus October 10, 2010 at 8:33 AM  

Have you tried constructive criticism or do you just post vitriol infused hate fests? Next time, try approaching the designer instead of being so nasty. Most of the people in SL are pretty understanding, especially with something as subjective as fashion.

Dominique October 10, 2010 at 3:37 PM  

Congratulations Roselynn, you have just won the BITCH of the YEAR award. I hope your family is proud of you.

Anonymous October 10, 2010 at 5:51 PM  

Hi all my name in world my name is ursoola moleno and i used to be one of the general managers at kk. I have not worked there for a while but saw this appauling review and couldnt keep my mouth shut.
1. You state that Kayliwulf used the same pattern but with different colourings - now visiting another brand of latex store that you mentioned i hate to tell you this but they also do the same thing. I am there right this very moment and I see the same outfit in 9 differrent colours all for the same price. Youre going to have to accept this, that is what the designers do.

2. Big boobies. I am under the impression that the owners listening to the needs of their customers is a good thing. Quite alot of av's who choose to have bigger boobies wanted to be able to wear their kk latex and not downsize. KK listened and gave the consumer what they needed a first in this area if im not mistaken, and if i am mistaken i apologise.

3. Many of the older outfits that you are choosing to show and slag off are now in the clearance section sold at a fraction of the price. KK now do sculpt shoes that seem very popular.

4. Viewer two compatible... Did you know some items are and that this is something they have been working towards, and if You dont have viewer 2 they will give you the item that is needed to work alongside what ever viewer a person chooses to use.

5. Custom-made. Did you also know that if there is an outfit in store that you like one item from and want it along side another item and another different item and so on and so on... KK will kindly oblige you?

6. There are many stores in SL that create their latex to fit 'the scene' but KK are in my eyes slightly different. KK produce wear that one can wear at any point in time any occasion. I dont have to be on a promise to be getting shackled or hanging out for attention at some adult sim. KK latex covers a spectrum of uses where the majority do not. Latex station maybe the exception here.

7. Next time you dont want to turn your post into a 'I hate xxxxx' I suggest you try abit harder. You dont seem to have grabbed the concept of it.

8. If people didnt like their latex they wouldnt shop there. If people didnt like their latex they wouldnt of lasted the 4 years they have. *Apologies if I have done the calculations wrong.

9. Events - KK sponsor a huge amount of events and i suppose the popularity of the latex must show in the waiting list of clubs that are wanting one to be hosted at their club.

10. I could go on and on but my fingers are cramping and i think you can get the giste of this. People like different things made by different people. If you dont like dont shop there. Its that simple. I would just think that people can make their own informed decisions by checking out the store.

11. Oh yeah did i mention they have MM boards?!

Caio for now

Roselynn Darkstone October 15, 2010 at 7:32 PM  

I wasn't going to respond to everyone's comments but, I would like to say, at least I had the guts to attach my name to my scathing opinion. :) Thanks for the bitch award, I shall put it in on my fireplace mantle. *grins* <3

Teri October 15, 2010 at 9:11 PM  

Ok...i dont know who KK is never been there and frankly couldnt care less about the going opinion on it one way or another. However, what does it to me is the large choking quanity of hyprocitism i am getting off this blog.

Case and Point

Roselynn Darkstone wrote her feelings on the KK latex STORE, and how the designer in her eyes hadnt changed to keep up with sl updates.

MOST of you out there are making responses not in sole defense of the store but bashing Roselynn right back in relatiation.

Now here is my point and im going to need you all to pay very close attention: YOU CAN NOT DENOUNCE ONE FOR THEIR ACTIONS BY ACTING IN KIND.

Its not rocket science people, its fact. you dont like what she said, fine so be it, go buy the whole entire friggin kk store line or whatever will appease your since of loyalty to the owner, but do not sit on a self righteous alter condeming someone for the traits you are displaying yourself.

Anonymous October 15, 2010 at 10:57 PM  

You really are one sad person. People like you should just die now because you are worthless to society. Go to hell bitch.

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