Last, but by no means least…Leda! 1 more sleep to go and these babies are released, and I for one can’t wait. The girls and I have been playing around with different looks, head shapes, hairs and even eyes. It’s been so much fun, sitting next to each other, wearing the same heads but looking completely different. Continue reading “Meet Leda”
Ever is the second head I chose to show, equally as beautiful as Aria. For this shot, I toned the makeup right down so the true beauty of the head and skin appliers show. I cannot wait for all the makeup options to be released, I’m sure there will be absolute showstoppers! Continue reading “Meet Ever”
This morning I woke up with the cranks, even 2 coffees didnt help >.< My plan was to go shopping, but I couldn’t be assed with the lag and lack of rezzing! So! The following outfit is made up of various pieces I already had in my inv, and a couple of new bits I picked up in the last week or so.
This look is inspired by the beautiful vamp makeups from Chelle, you get 4 versions in the pack, I’m wearing one of the “neat mouth” options. The epic skirt is of course from the LeLutka Ultra Collection from 09, I love it just as much today as I did then. Be prepared to edit either your shape or the skirt itself, especially if youre using it for photos.
The gorgeous skin is from The Obscene, who have some great new items out now. I haven’t heard much from that store in awhile, but it’s safe to say they’re back! The chest tattoo is also from there, it comes in a pack for 5L if memory serves. It’s on clothing layers only, but for 5L you can’t complain really now can you ;P
HAIR & SKIRT
SKIN & CHEST TATTOO
BLOOD & FANGS (TATTOO MAKEUP)
More morbid goodness for you, in the shape of a spectacular release from Chanimations. There is just so much to the Black Lenore set, I’ve shown one option, the rest is up to you and your imagination!
I ended up checking out the store again because Ms Noel was wanting some new pose options, and Chanimations has always been a favie of mine for fetish props and out of the ordinary poses. The burlesque and Halloween clothes are new to me, but such a welcome addition.
Did I mention the amazing makeups you get too? No? Well you get amazing makeups too ;P 4 different versions of the gorgeous Sugar Skull, and 2 faded options. Also as much blood and dirt as you can handle, on both tattoo and clothing layers…happy days!
MAKEUP & OUTFIT
HAIR & BASE
LeLutka has been bringing their A game lately, and their releases for Hair Fair are no different. I can honestly say I love them all, especially as you get fair exclusives with each purchase.
Some of you may have noticed a price difference between the fair releases and regular store packs. Thats because when you purchase a pack from the fair, you will get hairbases to match, and let me tell you, the bases are incredible.
You can only get the bases with fair purchases, so keep trying to tp in to snatch them up while you can!
The styles themselves embrace the theme of the fair so beautifuly, I get such a summer vibe from all of them.
They also utilise the roots system, which I love. Obviously roots wont show up on darker purchases, but they work incredibly well on my favorite colour packs.
The style shown above is LeLutka’s goodybag gift. You get a fatpack. Yay for generosity!
What a total timesaver, you really could just snap a shot, crop out the HUD and upload to FLickr. Are you listening Ms Winx?!!! Anyways, you get a rainy pic as Minime and I got caught in an epic summer storm yesterday evening…we were like drowned rats by the time we got home! At least in SL I can look amazing in the rain :P
Photo HUD – Kari – Komrad HUD
( the rain and water droplets I added in PS )
Pose & Props
oOo Studio – Rainy Day Interior Vignette
Here I am again, 5am blogging FTW!!! Minime has just gotten over a nasty bout of Gastro, which has seen me spend the last 2 days washing every bed set in the house a couple of times over, scrubbing and disinfecting everything in sight and cleaning up projectile vomit….I’m just so fashion :P I’m still trying to get my bodyclock back to normal after waking every couple of hours to hold her hair back for her, hence my shopping and blogging at the weirdest of hours!
My dress is one of the new releases this weekend from The Seahole. If you head to the mainstore before Sunday, you can grab it at a heavily reduced price. I got several colours and theyre all just as beautiful. The hair is just adorable, new from Elikatira. Theres something so cute about braids about to fall out, it’s a style that works incredibly well in SL. This one sports a colour change headband and elastics.
The bags are from House Of Fox, a store I discovered at the Ch1c event. You have to fatpack them, it’s impossible to buy just one! My gorgeous shoes are from Ricielli. I love this store, although I hadnt been there for the best part of a year. The clothes always looked so amazing, but never ever fitted me right, even after modding. Now they have nifty resize scripts which makes it much easier for me to work with the prims. My 2 gripes about the shoes are 1) there are no demos, and 2) there are no fatpacks. Other than that, the textures are outstanding and the choice of colours is great.
I’ve paired the Muse Blouse from The Seahole with another of my LeLutka purchases. The blouse is all floaty chiffony gorgeousness and comes with a matching bangle…yay!
Pics 1 & 2
Dress – The Seahole – Brushstroke Dress
Socks – Berries Inc – Zombie Popcorn Gift
Shoes – Ricielli – Oxford II
Bag (worn) – House Of Fox – Roman Bag
Bag (on the ground) – House Of Fox – Weekender Bag
My god, just when I think I’m done shopping for a bit, someone goes and releases something I have to have! So this is why, even though I’ve spent over 50k this month, I crept off the other night mid conversation to check out the summer collection at LeLutka.
This my favorite outfit, the Safari pants are to die for, and as Sasy says, the shirt is a total must have. I’ve shown it here without the pec attachment for a tucked in look, but it looks just as beautiful with. The shorts come in several versions in the folder, scripted, sized, along with several alpha layers. If youre a viewer 2 user you can layer up on alphas. If youre a phoenix, or other viewer user, the alphas are copy/mod, so you can add them to your shoe alphas. So many possibilities!
I so wanted a new pair of Jeans. I’ve been wearing my Plastik jeans for 2 years, and I was long overdue a change! The Caprica‘s fitted that bill for me nicely, coming with 2 versions in the folder with 3 different kinds of cuffs, so you really get your money’s worth. Oh the cardigan!! I have a RL staple just like it and I’m stoked I can wear it in SL now. The RL version gets me stopped in the street on a regular basis, and the SL version is just as stunning.
The Soho shorts can be super cute, or super sexy depending on how you choose to wear them….and LOL @ them being called Soho :P I paired them with the Requiem shirt in Ocean, for a splash of colour. I love teal with tans, browns and nudes, it just works so well. The shoes I dont really need to tell you about, I’ve seen them on just about everyone while out and about, for a very good reason. They are the awesome! This is just a small sample of what I picked up, I cant wait to get into mixing and matching!
Yes, yes, I’m totally late to the shadow party, and to viewer 2. I’ve staunchly refused to even look at viewer 2 after being completely petrified when trying a very early version of it. You know the one, it put you in clothes you had deleted months ago, fucked up your inv beyond all recognition and left you ghosted for hours. But, having been tantalised by both Newdoll‘s and Sasy‘s photo streams, I knew it was time to bite the bullet. I dont do well with change at all, I emoed and whined till 1am my time, while Mel and Sasy held my hand through various crashes, viewer changes and driver updates. I’m quite sure Mel only came into our skype chat cos Sasy was sekretly begging him to rescue her from the crazy that was me :P We discovered that Kirstens totally doesnt work for my setup, but viewer 2 did, and beautifully too. It’s gonna take me quite some fiddling until I find settings I’m in love with, but for now, Berry’s windlight setting for shadows and the LL default sky have given me the best results.
I’m wearing the latest release from Kouse’s Sanctum, a store I’ve loved for years, and blogged to pieces when I wrote for Freestyle. The Suzie dress is a gorgeous, retro print summer dress that can be worn 2 ways. I’m showing the shorter skirt version.
Wedges are the shoe for the warmer months, and they come in every style you can dream of. One of my favorites from the Shoe Expo was Kookie‘s take on this popular shoe. I like that theyre very easy to match to my skin and they arent full bright. Normally I dont care about full bright or not, but since I’ve been trying to do shadow shots, I’ve found that shadows do not like full bright at all, which rules out another pair of shoes (for this post) I wanted to show as well.
Weeee, shadows on my face, of the goodly kind!!! Which settings do you love when shooting shadows? And has using shadows made your blogging harder or easier?