Happiness

Happiness

LeLutka is releasing another trio of mesh heads – Stella, Lotte, and Karin.  I’m wearing Lotte with Izzie’s Sophee skin and makeup appliers for them.  My favorite tone at Izzie’s is sunkissed, and I’m wearing the freckles option on my Maitreya Lara Body.  I’ve tried on all three heads, and each I like, and have no preferences yet for them. I am partial to Lotte so far.  As with many mesh heads you will need to adjust your shape’s eyes.  So make a copy of your shape, with the adjustments for your head folder.  I find that different heads require different measurements sometimes.  With Lotte you will need to adjust more so.  My eye spacing is 48, I could have gone about 46-48 on the sliders, and my eye opening is 30.  The mesh heads are also affected by changes on the head length and stretch sliders in Edit > Shape.  So play around with it while you demo.  Skin and makeup designers have been releasing LeLutka mesh head appliers with skin/makeup, or makeup options.  If you’re a makeup creator, you can find a developers kit free, on the table in the mesh heads section of LeLutka to get started creating makeup appliers for them.  Stella, Lotte, and Karin will be released on April 30th, 2015 at 9AM SLT time (that’s SECOND LIFE TIME aka USA PACIFIC TIME so GMT-7/8 depending.).  I’ve demo’d all of them and I have to say they’re really beautiful. They have a more youthful feel to them then the earlier trio, and easily transition from uber glam to soft dreamy looks.

Happiness

I’ve spent the past week out and about going to lots of events like Shiny Shabby, and doing the TAG! Gacha.  Lot’s of fun new things out! I’ve set up an outdoor camp with many of my newest things, like Ison’s Travelling Star set, and a few things from various gachas like 8f8, and Zerkalo. Of course I have a bevy of Fashionably Dead Cats running amuck through it.  My trees and grass are from Studio Skye, they have been my first stop lately for all manner of nature, and my horizon is a (sim) edge landscape from Landscapes Unlimited that’s a favorite of mine at the moment – the Rolling Hills. I’ve got the Gold version which lets me choose terrain, trees, etc, and its the edge version so it runs along the side of a sim. I don’t have mine off sim like many use them for, but within the sim so I can add more trees etc to the hills and I also like to reduce the height of trees I add to exaggerate the suggestion of distance. I could link them and make them all off sim, but I change them out so much I don’t bother. I love these horse props and poses I picked up at Focus Poses. With each set of poses you get a horse, with menu driven poses, and texture change mesh horse! I found the horse was a tad low poly for my photos so I heavily edited it. Sari-Sari’s Apples pose set worked great, and it comes with mesh apples as well.

Worn/Body Related:
Hair: Eaters Coma – Hair 41 {MESH}
Eyes: Ikon – Spectral – Denim
Head:  LeLutka   –  Lotte  {MESH} NEW!
Mesh Body: Maitreya – Lara {MESH}
Skin: Izzie’s – Sunkissed – Freckles NEW! [Applier]
MakeupIzzie’s – Sophee – Sunkissed NEW! [Applier]
HandsSlink – Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual {MESH}
Hand/Feet Skin AppliersIzzie’s – Sunkissed [Applier]
Manicure/Pedicure:  Flair – Set 57 [Applier]
Earrings: Maxi Gossamer Jewelry – The Moon And Stars For You {MESH}
Rings: Izzie’s – Midi Rings – Silver {MESH}
Dress:  Zenith – Thoracotomy – Sky {MESH}
Feet: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Feet – Flat {MESH}
Shoes: Essenz – Trinidad {MESH} NEW! (Coming soon to Tres Chic – May 2015)
Poses: Sari-Sari – Apples, Focus Poses – Horse Girl 2
Posestand/HUD/Studio: VR Studio by VR Foundry

Items:
Focus Poses – Horse Girl 2  {MESH}
Focus Poses – Country Girl with Horse {MESH}
8f8 – Granny’s Winter Cottage – Apple Basket [GACHA] {MESH}
8f8 – Primavera in Toscana – Laundry Rack [GACHA] {MESH}
Ison – Travelling Star Set – [GACHA] {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at TAG! Gacha –  Gachatopia)
Fashionably Dead – Cats [GACHA] {MESH}
Glam Affair Home – Lemons [GACHA] {MESH}
Zerkalo – Moscow Nights [GACHA] {MESH} (Currently available at Shiny Shabby)
Studio Skye – Wild Grass {MESH}
Studio Skye – Silver Birch {MESH}
Studio Skye – Enchanted Woods v2 {MESH}
Landscapes Unlimited – ROLLING HILLS GOLD Edge Environment 5.2 {MESH}

♪  Goldfrapp – Happiness   ♪

Comatose Luck

Comatose LuckI spent the day running errands in Second Life, and my look of the day is this sweater from Coco Designs with this bright white crisp shirt. I love the cuffs, and it looks starched! I’m wearing it with new leggings from Ison, the Marble Leggings currently at Uber. I’m also wearing Olive’s Uber release the Steffi hair.  Picked up the red from my Zenith Thorn Leather Clutch with red on my Ramonda heels from Glamistry. I enjoy being able to mix and match the leathers, and trim.

Comatose LuckI’m wearing the Aria mesh head from LeLutka, with Glam Affair’s 06 makeup. Both are available at LeLutka’s new store and sim design. This makeup was straight off my favorite, with the dramatic eyeliner, and two whisps under each eye, and muted fig colored lipstick. I’ve used the head’s main hud to turn up and blend the base to get this color instead of fig which I liked, but I wanted RED. They also have a gift of appliers in a lipstick on a table in Undivided which features the skin appliers. It includes 2 preselect skin tones from Glam Affair per head with a makeup. America & Artic skin tone with Fairy Tales makeup for Aria; Europa & Jamaica skin tones with Forest makeup for Ever; and Leda gets Exotic & Petal skin tones with Ghot Party makeup.

Hair: Olive – Steffi {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at Uber)
Eyes: Ikon – Spectral – Industrial
Head:  LeLutka – Aria {MESH} NEW!
Mesh Body: Maitreya – Lara {MESH}
Skin/Makeup Applier: Glam Affair – LeLutka Heads – Aria skin Applier – India – 06 [Applier] NEW!
Hands: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual {MESH}
Hand/Feet Skin Appliers: Glam Affair – India [Applier]
Manicure/Pedicure:  Flair – Set 21 [Applier]
Clutch:  Zenith – Thorn Leather Clutch – Cherry {MESH}
Top: COCO Designs – Sweater With Shirt – Black {MESH}
Bottom: Ison – Marble Leggings – Gray {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at Uber)
Feet: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Feet  – High {MESH}
Shoes: Glamistry – Ramonda {MESH}
Poses: Tuty’s
Posestand/HUD/Studio: VR Studio by VR Foundry

♪   Xploding Plastix – Comatose Luck   ♪

Magnetic North

Magnetic North
Today is the last day of My Attic. The last chance to pick up the Rockabilly Retro themed items for the $95L price point. Tomorrow they will available in the main stores for full price. I’m wearing Lacuna’s Mae Bra & Panties from My Attic. Available in a wide variety of colors, and include system layer, with appliers for Belleza, Lola’s, Maitreya, and Slink Physique. I’m also wearing Essenz’ St. Tropez heels, they’re available at Whore Couture Fair. It closes on April 1st so hurry, or grab them after at the main store.

Magnetic NorthI’m a mesh head from Lelutka, the Aria, which available tomorrow at Lelutka. It should be exciting as they’ve created a whole new sim build as well! The mesh heads will come with included base face skin tones, the same that are available with the Maitreya body. The skin tones are from Glam Affair, so if you wear a different body, or system skin you can pick those (skins/appliers) up there. There will be more skin options in the future as well from other skin designers, that have been chosen by the team. Applier dev kits for makeups only will be available to any designer.

Hair: Exile – West Coast {MESH}
Eyes: Ikon – Spectral – Industrial
Head:  Lelutka – Aria {MESH} NEW! (Coming soon! Available April 1st, 2015)
Mesh Body: Maitreya – Lara {MESH}
Skin Appliers: Maitreya/Glam Affair – India
Hands: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual {MESH}
Hand/Feet Skin Appliers: Glam Affair – India [Applier]
Manicure/Pedicure:  Flair – Set 1 [Applier]
Lingerie: Lacuna – Mae Bra & Panties[Appliers] NEW! (Currently available at My Attic – MAR/2015)
Feet: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Feet  – High {MESH}
Shoes: Essenz – St. Tropez {MESH} NEW! ! (Currently available at Whore Couture Fair)
Poses: Ma Vie
Screen:  W. Winx  & Flair (From the WinxBox – Shaken set)
Posestand/HUD/Studio: VR Studio by VR Foundry

♪   Sasha – Magnetic North   ♪

Catgroove

CatgrooveToday I’m wearing the Leda mesh head from Lelutka. I’m using the Glam Affair India skin tone (3rd from right on head and Maitreya body hud), with Slink hand and feet appliers. It’s a full face, with pretty lips, and I love how my impressions on this head change as I demo with a variety of hairstyles etc. I’ve turned up the shimmer a bit on the eyeshadow, this is option 3 on the eyeshadow hud, I love the shine on it! I’ve also turned up the gloss on the lips, which gives it a nice effect.

Catgroove
I’m wearing the Marlene blouse from Tee*fy with my Rock-A-Bye Baby skirt from Girl Thursday. The skirt is available at My Attic for the limited time price of $95L. After March 31st, it will be available at the full price at the main store. The skirt is great, you pick your color, and your purchase includes skirts with an anchor, swallows, stars, and a plain version. It’s rigged mesh, but worked great with my both my Maitreya Lara, and Slink Physique bodies.  I’ve styled with it my Has Been Sandy heels, also from My Attic, with polka dots. The shoes have a hud so you can select your base color/print, and bow color from a selected range.  Has Been also made the Atomic Bar Set, it includes the bar, and barstools. I love it, its available in this wood tone, with counter/barstool seats coordinating in Black, Aqua, Chartreuse, Pink, Red, and Teal.

Hair:  Spellbound – Sunday {MESH}
Eyes: Ikon – Spectral – Denim
Head:  Lelutka – Leda {MESH} NEW! (Coming soon! Available April 1st, 2015)
Mesh Body: Maitreya – Lara {MESH}
Skin Appliers: Maitreya/Glam Affair – India
Hands: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual {MESH}
Hand/Feet Skin Appliers: Glam Affair – India [Applier]
Manicure/Pedicure:  Flair – Set 1 [Applier]
Top: Tee*fy– Marlene Blouse – Scarlet {MESH}
Skirt: Girl Thursday – Rock-A-Bye Baby Skirt – Black w/anchor {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at My Attic – MAR/2015)
Feet: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Feet  – High {MESH}
Shoes: Has Been – Sandy Heels – Classic {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at My Attic – MAR/2015)
Cat: Fashionably Dead – Cat {MESH} [GACHA]
Bar Set: Has Been – Atomic Bar Set – Black {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at My Attic – MAR/2015)
Posestand/HUD/Studio: VR Studio by VR Foundry

♪  Parov Stelar – Catgroove  ♪

Heaven’s Gonna Burn Your Eyes

Aria is one of the three mesh heads that Lelutka will be releasing in a few days. I’m wearing it in the India tone that’s bundled into the Lelutka hud, as well as the Maitreya Lara body hud. Third from the right, on both huds, it’s the India tone from Glam Affair.

Heaven's Gonna Burn Your Eyes

When released, I recommend getting demos of each, and trying each out with your favorite hairstyles. Many people (and I did too) thought that when mesh body parts came out, especially heads we would lose our ‘uniqueness’. I’ve spent quite a lot of time sitting next to my friends as we try the same heads, with various skins, makeup, and hairstyles. Sometimes we look vaguely related to each other as when you do when wearing the same skin on a default avatar, and sometimes completely different even when everything but the hair, and eyes are the same. How you style yourself is where the you (U) in Unique comes from. Ashia, Sasy, and I wore this head today side by side, and also they’ve blogged it recently as well and we looked completely different. Ever was my favorite up until I had sometimes to get used to this, after trying different hair, etc with it, I could be quite happy with this as well. So take your time, demo, try out different things, lay with your head stretch/length and give yourself to acclimate to one or more.

Heaven's Gonna Burn Your EyesI’m wearing Mina’s latest hairstyle release called Aranka. It’s available starting April 1st at the FaMESHed event. My necklace from the Floral Rocks set of jewelry from League. It has a hud to change the metals and add change a few of the gemstones. I’m also wearing a cardigan and shorts from Baiastice that is currently available at Uber for March, grab it there now, or afterwards in the main store.  It’s available in a wide variety of colors, and the cardigan also has an under-bra version as well. The Los Angeles shoes from Essenz are available in a variety of colors, and she’s added another pack of colors of pastels in a third pack! They were for Fashion For Life and now available at the mainstore.

Hair: Mina – Aranka {MESH} NEW! (Coming soon! Available April 1st, 2015 at FaMESHed)
Eyes: Ikon – Spectral – Dune
Head:  LeLutka – Aria {MESH} NEW! (Coming soon! Available April 1st, 2015)
Mesh Body: Maitreya – Lara {MESH}
Skin Appliers: Maitreya/Glam Affair – India
Hands: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual {MESH}
Hand/Feet Skin Appliers: Glam Affair – India [Applier]
Manicure/Pedicure:  Flair – Set 1 [Applier]
Necklace: League – Floral Rocks – Solid Pink/Apricot Set {MESH}
Cardigan: Baiastice – Rocio Cardigan – Sand {MESH} NEW!
Shorts: Baiastice – Cael HW Shorts – Aero {MESH} NEW!
Feet: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Feet  – High {MESH}
Shoes: Essenz – Los Angeles {MESH} NEW!
Poses: PosESion
Posestand/HUD/Studio: VR Studio by VR Foundry

♪  Thievery Corporation – Heaven’s Gonna Burn Your Eyes ♪ 

Processed Beats

Processed Beats 1

Wearing the Ever mesh head by Lelutka coming April 1st 2015, with my Maitreya Lara body today.  I’ve also picked up Tee*fy’s T-shirt Dress from Uber. It’s available in a wide range of colors, and a few prints too.  I love the leather harness with it, and found the dress in general worked great with my Slink Physique and Maitreya Lara body.  I found this cute leather bracelet on marketplace at Oesso. I’m wearing one of my favorite hairstyles from Lelutka the Cheryl.  My skin tone, is included with the head and matches a tone included with the default Maitreya body hud. It’s third from the right on both huds. It’s from Glam Affair, the India skin tone.

Processed Beats 2

Hair:  LeLutka – Cheryl – Walnut Whip {MESH}
Eyes: Ikon – Spectral – Dune
Head:  LeLutka – Ever {MESH} NEW!  (Coming soon! Available April 1st, 2015)
Mesh Body: Maitreya – Lara {MESH}
Skin Appliers: Glam Affair – India
Mesh Hands: Maitreya {MESH}
Bracelet: Oesso – Women’s Leather Bracelet Straps – Brown {MESH}
Dress: Tee*fy – Anouk – T-shirt Dress – Cream {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at Uber)
Poses: oOo Studio
Posestand/HUD/Studio: VR Studio by VR Foundry

♪  Kasabian – Processed Beats

Ever

Ever 1Lelutka plans to release three mesh heads on April 1st, 2015. No, it’s not an elaborate April Fools Day hoax, it’s legit. The mesh heads are named Ever, Leda, and Aria.  Shown here is the Ever. I really liked Ever straight away. I like Leda and Aria too, they’re beautiful but since the head does change slightly when you use the head stretch sliders in edit > shape, I really wanna play around with them some more.

I wear mesh bodies and found that they fit well with the Maitreya Lara body and Slink’s Physique body which I am wearing for this post. They’re designed to be worn WITH a mesh body, so you will need to demo it with your mesh bodies to see which it suits best to your liking. They are not made to work with the standard Second Life default avatar shape/body alone.  As with mesh heads I’ve tried so far you will need to toggle the eye spacing on your shape, and per the instructions eye depth as well.

Ever 2The Lelutka heads come with skin bases in 10 tones, and brown eye brows. I found the brows work with blonde, brunette, and red hair. The heads come with a main hud that lets you choose from 2 styles of lashes that you can toggle off, or tint. You can also turn off the blink option for the eyes. On the main hud you can also adjust the shimmer and blending options for makeup.  Blending effects the intensity of the makeup on your skin, so you can slide from a soft natural effect to a stronger one. This will effect your eyeshadow, and lipsticks. With eyeshadow you can also add shimmer, this is an option that is also available for the skin base itself as well.  It can only be seen if you have your advanced lighting turned on in Preferences > Graphics of your Second Life client. Also with the lipsticks you can slide the gloss option as well.  The shimmer and gloss gives you a realistic shine, and making your eyes look amazing in the sun and lights! The main hud also has features for neck size, hide/show ears, open/close mouth and eyes, save presets you like, and restore/remove buttons for the makeup areas.

The Lelutka heads also have additional huds for hairbases that feature two types of bases a fine and a thick base, in eight colors. You can also tint the hairbases for other shades. The included lipstick hud lets you chose between a light and dark shade of lipstick in the same tone. This I had fun playing with the gloss and blending to create a variety of shades with and without gloss using the main hud with it. The eyeshadow hud features one eyeshadow and two eyeliners.

I think after playing these evening with the Ever, head I’m going to wear it quite a lot. It’s very beautiful.

I’m wearing the Lelutka Ever head with one of Lelutka’s newer hairstyles called Rebel. It features their new range of hair colors. I’m also wearing Luxuria’s Retro Garter Slip.  It’s a sexy slip available on layer and includes Slink’s Physique appliers. It’s currently available at My Attic for $95L a color until March 31st. Available in six colors.

Hair: LeLutka – Rebel {MESH} NEW!
Eyes: Ikon – Spectral – Industrial {MESH}
Skin Appliers: Glam Affair – Jamaica [Applier]
Head: LeLutka – Ever {MESH} NEW!  (Coming soon! Available April 1st, 2015)
Mesh Body: Slink – Physique {MESH}
Hands: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual {MESH}
Manicure/Pedicure:  Flair – Set 1 [Applier]
Lingerie: Luxuria – Retro Garter Slip – Black [Applier] NEW! (Currently available at My Attic – MAR/2015)
Feet: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Feet  – Medium {MESH}
Pose: Glitterati
Lounge: Scarlet Creative – The Arcade Carriage Day Bed [Gacha] MESH 
Posestand/HUD/Studio: VR Studio by VR Foundry