Somewhere between Driftwood and Bellflower

Somewhere between Driftwood and Bellflower

After a long day of working on Hair Fair 2012 details, I had so much fun getting dressed today with a variety of new and old pieces.  R.icielli just released a collection of mesh items.  Handbags, jumpsuits, skirts, and tops in a large variety of colors.  You have to see the high-waist leather skirts!  Here I have paired one of their minitops in Pearl with a new skirt from Boom available at Collabor88.  The top is made for high-waisted skirts available in the collection, and I think for many of my high-waisted bottoms it should work well.  I was even able to wear it with this cute skirt from Boom, by also using my League vintage chiffon belt.  I heavily layered 3 necklaces, by starting with my most recent purchase of the Agate Slice Necklace from Yummy, which I also picked up at Collabor88.  It’s a chunky pendant on a thin long chain, and I loved the added gems.  I’ve been all over the place shopping this weekend, from Collabor88 to the new releases at The Dressing Room Blue where I picked up this cute hairstyle called Paige from Exile.

By the way, Hair Designers, Hair Fair 2012 applications being accepted!  But hurry the deadline is the 21st of March.  That’s only a few days, and spaces are limited!!  If you know a hair designer that might be interested, please help spread the word!

Hair: Exile – Paige – Drift (Currently available at The Dressing Room Blue)
Eyes:  Amacci – Gaze Eyes – Mauve
Lashes:  Glow Studios – Fancy Eyelashes – Like Natural
Skin: Adam n Eve – Tasha – Sunblessed – Nude
Earrings: League – Zahavi Earrings – Style 1
Necklace 1: Mandala – Kagetora Necklace – Purple/Gold
Necklace 2: Muse – Nougatine Mini – Limited Edition
Necklace 3: Yummy – Agate Slice Necklace (Currently available at Collabor88)
Bracelet: Muse – Nougatine – Limited Edition
Manicure:  Izzie’s – Metallic Nails
Purse: LaGyo – Lora Purse – Lupine
Shirt: R.icielli Mesh – Minitop – Pearl {MESH}
Belt: League – Vintage Chiffon Belt – Purple
Skirt: Boom – Cotton Skirt – Floral Print – Purple (Currently available at Collabor88)
Shoes: Maitreya – Allegre – Nude
Poses: Marukin
Posestand/Studio: VR Studio by VR Foundry

Amandine Polkadots

Happy Wasabi Maitreya

Hair: Wasabi Pills – Amandine Mesh Hair – Cinnamon {MESH}
Eyes: Amacci – Gaze Eyes – Ice Light
Lashes: Glow Studios – Fancy Eyelashes – Like Natural
Skin: League – Amber – Br Suntan – Feline – Cleavage
Jewelry: Luc - Vintage Print Set – LoveLetter
Sweater: Happy – Preppy Cardi – Sky
Shirt: DCNY - Soft Scoop Tank – Warm Grey
Lingerie: Ooh LaLa! – Lulu Basque – White
Manicure: Je Suis – Naive Nails – No. 001 – Reds
Skirt: Maitreya – Anais Skirt – Polka Dot – Red {MESH}
Shoes: SLink – Astrid {MESH}
Pose: aDORKable
Posestand/Studio: VR Studio by VR Foundry

Chocolate

Chocolate

Hair: Mina – Freija
Eyes: Amacci  – Real Eyes – Amber
Lashes: Glow Studios – Fancy Eyelashes – Like Natural
Lashes: Celestial Studios – Classic 2 [No Longer Available-store closed]
Skin: Ploom – Lea – Tea – Jingling All The Way
Dress: League – Suede Wrap Dress – Dark Brown
Belt: League – Crochet Belt
Boots: Bukka – Knit Boots
Poses: Body Language by Sweet Lovely Cute
Posestand/Studio: VR Studio by VR Foundry

Hair Fair 2011 – Tekeli-li!

Hair Fair 2011 - Tekeli-li!

Tekeli-li! released five styles at Hair Fair 2011.  These are amazing, and leave me feeling like a petulant princess from another world.  Tekeli-li allows you to customize these further with changable metals, lights, gems, glow, etc.  I love seeing what Tekeli-li has to offer, great prim work, customizing options, and imagination.  Perfect for our virtual world.

Hair: Tekeli-li! – Aklo, Aberration, Ashtoreth, Hathor, Namtaru [Available at Hair Fair 2011]
Skin: The Body Co. – Gem/Hush-Makeup6/Dbrows  (Shape too)
Eyes: Amacci – Real Eyes – Winter
Lashes: Glow Studios – Like Natural – Like Natural
Dress: Bare Rose – Hakete
Makeup: YS&YS – Imperio Sky Makeup
Poses: aDORKable
Posestand/Studio: VR Studio by VR Foundry

Hair Fair 2011 is ongoing through July 15th.  Featuring 4 sims full of designers who each are offering 3 to 5 new hairstyles with a portion of each style going towards Wigs For Kids.  Womens, mens, casual, formal, fantasy styles you name it.  Plus many designers have included a free gift in their stores.  Don’t forget to check out the bandana booths on each sim!  Bandana’s made by designers, content creators, and your fellow residents!  Bandanas are $50L each, and 100% benefit the charity. Bandana Day is July 15th, the last day of the fair, the day we take off our hair, wear a bandana to show our support to those effect by hair loss because of illness.

Important Links:
-Hair Fair Official Blog
-Hair Fair 2011 Flickr Group
-Wigs for Kids
Teleports to Hair Fair:
—  Hair Fair 1 (Independence)
—  Hair Fair 2 (Oceania)
—  Hair Fair 3 (Carnival)
—  Hair Fair 4 (Salt Water Taffy)

Hair Fair Banner 2011

Tempest

Tempest

I have been slowly accessorizing and playing with different tops for this outfit for weeks, trying out different boots, hair, tops.  I finally settled on J’s latest release of their Cowgirl Boots2.  I love these boots in this red, but I snagged the fat pack.  These are classics!  The fringe is flexi, and has great movement.  I’m wearing the latest from Tres Blah, this lovely peasant top, with embroidery.  If you like it it’s also available as a dress at the store.  By chance I was already planning this outfit with Tres Blah’s denim cut offs, which are layer only, and I like that about this style.  My skin is by Felicity Blumenthal, made specially for Another Fundraiser II called Ginger Skin.  Only $50L with 100% proceeds going to Red Cross (for Japan).  My purse is from Addict and also benefits Japan, with proceeds going to no kill animal shelters in Japan.  The Fur Japan event started last night, and is jam-packed with items!  I picked up three great houses there. My hair, Tempest, is from Exile, and I am in love with the length, and soft flex.  My jewelry is from Mood, called Bandara, in silver with turquoise which match my turquoise eyes from Amacci.

Hair: Exile – Tempest – Chocolate
Lashes: Glow Studios – Like Natural – Like Natural
Eyes: Amacci – Real Eyes – Turquoise
Skin: Felicity’s Ginger Skin [Another Fundraiser II]
Jewelry:  Mood – Bandara – Turquoise
Shirt:  Tres Blah – Viento Peasant Blouse
Shorts:  Tres Blah – Denim Cutoff Shorts (light)
Manicure: Reale – Manicure – Red – (Gift – Free Manicure)
Purse: Addict – Day Tripper Bag/Ocean Ave [Fur Japan]
Boots: J’s – Fringe Cowgirl Boots2
Poses: Glitterati
Posestand/Studio: VR Studio by VR Foundry

I discovered these post processing effects in the Singularity viewer, and was curious to see the effect inworld.  Sometimes you just want to cut the post processing time down, or take snapshot.  This is a great, and I hope they further develop it.  I would like to see the Gaussian Blur effect lightened, and think it would be great to incorporate shadow/highlighted borders too. To access them 1. log into Singularity, 2. on your top tool bar World – Environment Settings – Post Process Effects.  I have made photos demonstrating each of the effects.  Color Filter let you play further with Gamma, and Brightness. I loved being able to change the Saturation while retaining any windlight settings I have on.  Contrast is really nice addition as well.  The Gaussian Blur is great in thought but the effect even at level 1 on the slider is too strong for portraits.  Night vision is way cool!  I like that you can also create an effect, and save it.  It’s really easy to use. To see the effects, click the Enable box, play with the sliders.  The tabs stack so if you want one more than one tabs setting, leave enable on. Check out the photos.

 

Singularity Post Processing Effects

Tutorial:
Skin: – eStyle – Diamond X5 – 20 Tan Cleavage
Scene: Belle Belle – La Roulotte
Poses: Glitterati
Posestand/Studio: VR Studio by VR Foundry

A Busy Week

Riddle Secret Linden

The grid has been a nightmare for me recently, textures take forever to rez, worn prims disappear, then when everything is just right and I try to take a photo, the prims go grey again.  Way too frustrating!

I finally was able to get some blogging done, this outfit comprises some new releases, some event clothing, and a charity item.  March 5 to March 26, Juicybomb is hosting Pure Juice, which features a number of designers.  I’m wearing from that event, The Secret Store’s Juicy Top, in Hot Pink.  It’s also available in Carmine, and French Pink.  Featuring a prim top, with cute black bow empire waist.  Also featured at Pure Juice is Riddle, who made these awesome leather pants, shown here in black, they are also available in brown. I love the texture of them, and they feature prim pant legs.  This is just a tiny sampling of what’s there, click here for a teleport to PureJuice.

My hair and necklace are recent releases from Maitreya, and Mood.  Lotte is a relaxed pony tail with color change ponytail band.  Mood’s Chrysalis necklace and earrings, come with a hud that lets you change the metal from the shade shown here to darker tones. Je Suis has had a sale going on, you might still be able to stop by and binge on jewelry.  I picked out my Magnifique bracelet, I bought the fatpack, which has a set of bangles, and each bangle, or all, can be color changed via hud.  Two stacks are included, preset to be worn on either wrist.

My bear is the Relief L$1000 – Teddy Bear, all proceeds from the sale of this bear go to the ‘Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Relief efforts of the American Red Cross’.  Click here to view the 2 styles of bear, one sitting, one wearable, available in various prices. For other ways to give inworld, check out the Pacific Crisis Fundraiser which starts March 16th, and Radar magazines Japan Relief Fund Event.

Hair: Maitreya – Lotte – Caramel
Lashes: Glow Studios – Like Natural
Eyes:  Amacci – Real Eyes – Summer
Skin: League – Amber – Br Suntan – PinkChampagne – Cleavage
Jewelry:  Mood – Chrysalis
Manicure: Mandala – Takara Nail – Metal White
Top:  The Secret Store – Juicy Top – Hot Pink  [PureJuice]
Bear:  Relief L$1000 – Teddy Bear
Bracelet: Je Suis – Magnifique – Bangles -All Colors
Pants:  Riddle – Leather Pants – Black  [PureJuice]
Shoes: Maitreya Gold – Allure – Black
Poses: Long Awkward Pose
Posestand/Studio: VR Studio by VR Foundry

Awards Night

Awards Night 1

Awards season in full swing, inworld and out, and I put together several looks for various events around the grid, but this was by far my favorite this year.  I found this beautiful dress at Utopia.  In the quest to find the right dress for an event, one really wants the confidence they will be the only person at the event in that dress.  Men have it so easy, I wonder if they ever get jacket or waistcoat envy, or find displeasure when someone shows up in the exact same cut, color, and style.  Do we even notice?

Awards Night 2

This dress was a stand out, due to the brilliance of the choice of texture, and color.  I like the added sculpted top with flexi prims of translucent fabric.  The skirt is amazingly full, and moves about quite dreamily.  The left side of the gown has a slit up to the hip, that’s not too wide, but gives a nice glimpse of thigh as you walk.   I accessorized with Muse’s Melusine earrings, I am not sure if these are still available, they were specially made for a jewelry event, but you may already own them, along with the Nougatine bracelet.  My Melody hair and hair base are recent releases from Amacci, as is my Gem skin from LeLutka.

Hair:  Amacci – Melody – Brown Autumn
Hair Base: Amacci – Hair Base Tattoo – Brown Autumn
Eyes:  Amacci – Real Eyes – Moon
Lashes: Glow Studios – Like Natural [The Dressing Room]
Skin: LeLutka – Gem – Hush – Makeup6/DBrows
Earrings: Muse – Melusine Earrings (Gold)
Dress: Utopia – Blue Infinity
Bracelet: Muse – Nougatine Mini Bracelet
Manicure: Page 3 – Rings & Nails
Shoes: Armidi Gisaci – Barcelona Slingback – Prussian Blue
Poses: Marukin
Posestand/Studio: VR Studio by VR Foundry