The Waiting Game

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Today’s post started off as needing to put some clothes on as I was expecting to have a person on my mess build deck for a quick photo shoot.  I had half an hour to kill so started throwing things together.  Photoshoot was delayed a little due to internet stupidity so I start fiddling around with my poses stands since there are right there in front of me and thought to myself – I’ll snap a quick pic since I quite like how this ‘slap things together’ outfit turned out.  That quick pic then turned into a full on blog post set of pics.  So there you go.  The weirdest blog post beginning ever!  Enjoy.

The Waiting Game

Skin:  Izzie’s – Qopi Skin Frost
Body:  Maitreya – Mesh Body Lara V2.1
Hair:  ~Tableau Vivant~ – Snowdrift  (mesh)
Hair Base:  Eskimo Fashions – Lace Front Closure – S1
Eyebrows:  Izzie’s – Qopi Eyebrow Tinter
Eyes:  [Buzzeri] – Bewitched Eyes – Angel
Eyelashes:  GAELINE CREATIONS – Mesh Lashes Magnificia
Eyeliner:  GAELINE CREATIONS – Makeup Eyeliner V2 Black (included with lashes)
Lipstick:  Nylon Outfitters – High Def Cosmetics – Black Red Blend
Collar:  [Etchaflesh] – Zip Me Up Kalima Neck Corset  (mesh)
Frill Collar:  *{Junbug}* – The Queen’s Ruff Collar  (mesh)
Dress:  Wimey – Nagini Dress  (mesh)  *Genre*
Ring 1:  Bliensen + MaiTai – Wedding Night  (mesh)
Ring 2:  Naith Smit Designs – Blood Diamonds Ring
Feet:  SLink – AvEnhance Feet Female Mid  (mesh)
Shoes:  Eudora 3D – Nereida Wedges  (mesh)
Pose:  {.:exposeur:.} – Spreeeeee! 12

Avatar Transformation Challenge

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I decided to do another one of Berry’s Monday Meme’s.  This week it is all about transforming your avatar so that you wouldn’t be recogniseable to those that know you.  I had a hard time finding stuff in my inventory that was out of the normal for me.  I tend to own a little bit lot of black items; and definitely no pinks and pastels.  But I did manage to find a few fat packs that had other colours so I settled on a white dress.  White is definitely not something I tend to wear, nor are dresses.  Every time I try to make a new shape my face always ends up looking the same.  Even if I think I have altered it a tonne so I decided to wear one of this Arcades round mesh heads from VCO.  They are so cutesy, again not me :P

Avatar Transformation Challenge

The heads come with a matching skin that you can wear on your normal SL body but I wanted to take the challenge a little further and try to match with one of my mesh bodies.  Berry mentioned in her post that she hadn’t had the time to be able to match hers yet and it was definitely a lot of trial and error finding a skin tone that would blend well or require little photoshopping.  I found that Izzie’s Qopi skin worked best for the windlight I chose.  The VCO heads do come with their own SLink hand and feet appliers but for a more seamless flow I stuck with the Qopi skin through out all my meshy parts.

So, if you saw this photo without my name attached to it anywhere would you think it was me?

Skin:  Izzie’s – Qopi Skin Frost  (applied to body, hands and feet only)
Hair:  ~Tableau Vivant~ – Healy (mesh)  *Arcade, March*
Horn:  +Half-Deer+ – Sweet Dreams Unicorn [Cupcake]  (mesh)  *past arcade item*
Head:  VCO – Fairy mesh head – Puka 03  (mesh)  *Arcade, March*
Body:  Maitreya – Mesh Body – Lara V2.1
Hands:  SLink – AvEnhance Hands Female – Elegant  (mesh)
Feet:  SLink – AvEnhance Feet Female High  (mesh)
Dress:  [SAKIDE] – Concubine Dress  (mesh)
Mani / Pedi:  Adore & Abhor – Shimmer & Fade
Bracelets:  {anc} – ThornCombiBangle  (mesh)  *Enchantment*
Wings:  {Lemon Tea} – Aithein Wings  (mesh)
Tail:  +Half-Deer+ – Blossom Tail [Mother of Pearl]  (mesh) *past arcade item*
Pose:  {.:exposeur:.} – Angel 4

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Bloggers Challenge – Inspiration Recreations, March

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I decided to mix up this months post and attempted to do all the photos.  Hopefully this will help some of you decide if you can do the photos or not.  Some photos I choose look pretty simple or plain but sometimes it takes a bit of effort in getting the look just right, other times it can be easy.  The original plurk can be found here and there is also a page at the top of this blog where you can find all past months choices as well. (singular images of this post can be found in the flickr group, link at the end of the post).

Inspiration Recreation March

This weeks photos came about from a plurk I started where I asked friends to tell me if they had a favourite word.  I took a bunch of those words and image searched them, then chose one for each that I thought reflected it.  The words chosen were (from left to right, top to bottom in the collage pic): Fuck, by Vinny; Wonderland, by Melissa; Asshat, by Nigel; Poppycock, by Chandni; Bollocks, by Petrie;  Dichotomy, by Horrorcherry; Broken, by Aarya and Epitome, by Ama.  So below are your choices for the month based on the words of my friends over at plurk.  Pick one of the photos below (these are thumbnail images,  click to see original image) and recreate it however it inspires you.  Feel free to recreate a photo using the opposite sex avatar shown to the model in the photo, use a different colour hair/shoes etc.  However these photos inspire you to create art is what it is all about (as you can see from my photos, they aren’t perfectly exact.  But I do have fun creating the image however I can).

Bollocks - Aarya Broken - Aarya Dichotomy - Horrorcherry Epitome - Ama Fuck - Vincent Poppycock - Chandni Wonderland - MelissaAsshat - Nigel

Some of the words were pretty easy to find something for.  But with a rowdy bunch of friends, I should have known better than to ask for suggestions *glares at Petrie, Vinny and Nigel*.  Epitome was an interesting one.  I found many images but the one that grabbed my attention was the gorgeous Tilda Swinton.  Poppycock was another one that was funny to look for but I stumbled across Prince Poppycock, who I had not heard of before, and he is just simply stunning.  There were so many photos of him to choose from.  Asshat is literally an ass on a head.  I was doing some complex photo to begin with and making my own pose for it but it was proving to be quite a challenge; until the husband pointed out the above photo and I remembered the pose from !bang.  Bollocks I did in reverse due to my hair parting the opposite way to the photo but it still looks pretty good to me.  I forgot to include the dirty fingers for broken (although I think with the feelings the photo is portraying that it was meant to be blood) so I’m sure appliers or tattoo layers for that even exist in SL.  Fuck and Dichotomy required a fair bit of photo manipulation in photoshop with multiple photos taken and layered.  The hand in Fuck was literally just a floating prop in the photo to begin with and granny, oh how I love this avvie, was also another floating photo taken and layered on top.  Sometimes you need to do a bit of work and this is why I love doing these photos  It help me work on skills in photoshop and get better.

Join the flickr group for the challenge and share your photos.  Don’t forget the challenge requires you to reproduce one of the photos shown here.  While I love that people are getting all creative and inspired by RL photos and doing more, the flickr group is only for the challenge photos in these blog posts. Also don’t forget to leave a link to your blog in the comments below.

::CREDITS::

FUCK:
Skin:  Pink Fuel – ANDRO – Ashton – <Peach>
Body:  #TheMeshProject – (BETA) Free Body (mesh)
Hand:  SLink – AvEnhance Hands Male – Oh-Hip  (mesh)
Hair:  MINA – Menno  (mesh)
Pose: Posed both bodies using the Avimote PoseMaker HUD

WONDERLAND:
Skin:  Pink Fuel – Vamp Doll V2
Hair:  Nylon Outfitters – Heart Hair  (mesh)  *Collabor88, Feb*
Eyes: [Buzzeri] – Bewitched Eyes – Angel
Eyebrows:  DeeTaleZ – Make up BLACK Brows paint thin
Eyemakeup:  *elymode* – Alato eye-shadows
Lipstick:  Adore & Abhor – Baroque Lips
Hands:  SLink – AvEnhance Hands Female – Mouse (mesh)
Ring:  Naith Smit Designs – Blood Diamonds Ring
Crown:  [europa] – Small Crown (mesh)
Collar:  *Perception* – Leather Neck Corset (mesh)
Undershirt:  Izzie’s – Frill Suit
Overshirt:  Klepsydra – Khloe Top & Bolero
Dress: …:::Beautiful Dirty Rich:::… – Royal Queen of Hearts (mesh)
Pig: Schadenfreude – Piggie Wiggie Bank  (mesh)  *Old Arcade Item*
Pose:  !bang – Hold This Pumpkin 6  (hands altered to hold piggie using Avimote PoseMaker HUD)

ASSHAT:
Skin:  !Imabee – Florentine – Scarlet
Hair:  Magika – Shimmer  (mesh)
Hairbase:  Eskimo Fashions – Lace Front Closure – Style 002
Eyes:  Insufferable Dastard – Snowfall Eyes Hazel
Body:  SLink – Physique Mesh Body
Hands:  SLink – AvEnhance Hands Female – Mouse
Feet:  SLink – AvEnhance Feet Feet High (mesh)
Mani/Pedi:  [Stellar] – High Shine Nailpolish – Back in Black
Tights:  Flair – Toeless Leggings – Mono Pack
Bodysuit:  *MUKA* – Natasha
Pose:  !bang – Stand 447

POPPYCOCK:
Skin:  Pink Fuel – Crystal – Glitter Tears  *Creepy Kawaii Fair*
Hair:  [MODE] – Antoinette wig
Hair Base:  Eskimo Fashions – Lace Front Closure – Style 002
Eyelashes:  Gaeline Creations – Mesh Lashes Magnificia
Eyebrows:  Insol – Tatouage Eyebrows
Eyeshadow:  *elymode* – Gluttony Shadows – sweet
Eyes:  Insufferable Dastard – Snowfall Eyes Hazel
Mouth:  Cathode Rays – Nyam Nyam v1.1  (mesh)
Choker:  XYZ – Tattoo Choker  (mesh)
Pose:  Made using the Avimote PoseMaker HUD

BOLLOCKS:
Skin:  La Petite Morte – Emmy Romance edition  *The Liaison Collaborative*
Hair:  [AUX] – Hair_Relax  (mesh)
Glasses:  Adore & Abhor – Venture Into Night Glasses  (mesh)
Body:  Maitreya – Mesh Body – Lara V2.1
Bracelet:  -[AddiCt]- – Wrath Spike Cuff  (mesh)
Over shirt:  Emery – Bosworth Denim Shirt  (mesh)
Under shirt:  .: Zanzibar creationZ :. London Potty Mouth Tee
Shorts:  *COCO* – HighWaistedShorts  (mesh)
Tights:  Izzie’s – Sheer Tights
Pose:  GLITTERATI – Closeup 1  (modified the head & left arm with Avimote PoseMaker HUD)

DICHOTOMY:
::Him::
Skin:  ~Tableau Vivant~ – Andrej Skin 02
Hair:  MADesigns HAIR – ELCON
Hairbase:  MADesigns HAIR – Tintable HAIR BASE ~ Tribe 8
Collar:  DERP. – Spiked Collar
Hands: SLink – AvEnhance Hands Female – Bag & Smoking  (mesh)
Cigarette:  .:Hermony:. – SpecialBlend Cigarette (Noir)
Bottle:  [Fetch]  – Lyla Bar – Bottle Solo  (mesh)
Jacket:  Ducknipple – ChapTjoi Jacket  (mesh)
Jeans:  Ducknipple – Jaap
Boots:  Ducknipple – Flameable Boots  (mesh)
Pose:  Made using the Avimote PoseMaker HUD
::Her::
Avatar:  The Secret Store – Little Granny Avatar  (mesh)
Pose:  Pose:  Made using the Avimote PoseMaker HUD
Bench:  LAQ Decor – Park Bench  (mesh)

BROKEN:
Skin:  Pink Fuel – Crystal – Doll V2
Hair:  Magika – Moment  (mesh)
Eyelids:  SLink – Mesh Lids and Lashes
Tears:  ++NODe++ – Tears  (mesh)
Hands:  SLink – AvEnhance Hands Female – Mouse  (mesh)
Top:  Template by Rebecca Bashly on MP – textured by me  (mesh)
Shorts:  coldLogic – Kloss shorts  (mesh)
Tights: – Nemesis –  Bette Tights
Pose:  Manipulated my body using the Avimote PoseMaker HUD

EPITOME:
Skin:  Izzie’s – Qopi Skin Frost
Hair:  TRUTH HAIR – Harley  (mesh)
Body:  SLink – Physique Mesh Body
Top:  Crazy Pastry Designs – Fine Wool Sweater
Skirt:  {amiable} – Satin flared skirt  (mesh)
Belt:  +Mabinogion+ – Medieval Belt  (mesh)
Shoes:  (fashionably dead) – Bossy Boots  (mesh)  *Old Arcade Item*
Pose:  !bang – Mini Series – Without Purpose 1  (arms and head modified using Avimote PoseMaker HUD)
Shrubbery:  Botanical – Seasonal Boxwood Bushes  (mesh)

Events Demoness

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February seemed to scream events.  Did anyone else notice that?  There was your regular monthly ones which all had fabulous items and stole my lindens.  Then there were a bunch of special themed ones and it was an never ending cycle of logging in to find out another event had opened and was calling for your linden balance.

Events Demoness

I picked a few items from some of the events  and threw them all at my avatar until it formed some sort of look.  I’m loving the new corset from Wimey.  I was watching the progression of it in WIP shots and tried to throw my lindens at the photos early on. Pin Me Down also has some great new make ups out for Futurewave.  I love the PMD makeup lines – always something just a little different but versatile enough to wear with a multitude of looks.

Skin:  Izzie’s – Qopi Skin Frost
Hair:  TRUTH HAIR – Tulip (mesh)
Hairbase:  Eskimo Fashions – Lace Front Closure – S1.5
Eyes:  [Buzzeri] – Voodoo Eyes – Demon
Eye Make up:  Pin Me Down – Tri  *Futurewave*
Eyelashes:  GAELINE CREATIONS – Mesh Lashes Magnificia
Lip Makeup:  Pin Me Down – Metallic Set 2, #8  *Futurewave*
Horns:  Cerberus Xing – Hundred Chain Horn  (mesh)
Septum Piercing:  MONS – Mesh – Septum Ring (style21)  *Creepy Kawaii*
Collar:  Yasum – *MESH*Capture Me*RARE*
Necklace:  Noodles & [WAZ] – Her’s Old Romance Necklace (mesh)  *Collabor88, February*
Corset:  Wimey – Kane Corset  *ROMP*
Hands:  SLink – AvEnhance Hands Female – Relaxed (mesh)
Gloves:  L’Emporio – Lace Gloves – 5 colors with Applier
Manicure:  .: Zanzibar creationZ :. – Symbolic Mani/Pedi  *Genre, February*
Ring:  Naith Smit Designs (NSD) – Blood Diamonds Ring
Pose:  GLITTERATI – Boobalicious 2

I Love Lamp

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ROMP Fresh opens on February 6th and there is just so much kinky goodness to be found there. I had to have a bit of fun with this awesome standing lamp from 22769 ~ [bauwerk].  I just love Paco and Manu’s imagination.

I Love Lamp 1

The first set of poses in the above photo are taken from couples poses you can find at ROMP.  But I used my new lamp as the second person for my shot. I’m also wearing a gorgeous harness set from Violent seduction, also at ROMP, that I have been watching the WIP shots of on plurk and just chomping at the bit to get my hands on.

I Love Lamp 2

Hair:  MINA – Milou  (mesh)  *ROMP Fresh*
Skin:  La Petite Morte – Emmy
Eyes:  [Buzzeri] – Crystal Eyes – Angel
Eyelashes:  GAELINE CREATIONS – Mesh Lashes Magnificia
Eyebrows:  DeeTaleZ – Make up BLACK Brows paint thin
Lipstick:  Pink Fuel – INK Lipgloss
Outfit:  Violent Seduction – Siccus Harness  (mesh)  *ROMP Fresh*
Body:  Maitreya – Mesh Body – Lara V2.1
Lamp:  22769 ~ [bauwerk] – Little Glowing Friend  (mesh)  *ROMP Fresh*
Poses Pic 1:  //elephante poses// – His  *ROMP Fresh*
Bounce This Poses – Get The Point  *ROMP Fresh*
Poses Pic 2:  !bang – mini series – without purpose #5 & stand 275 (close up)

Mean Girl

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Fashion Fair opened on Feb 1st and it’s a sim full of, well you guessed it, Fashion!  [Fetch]  has some cute jewellery accessories available and all are just 99L each.  FaMESHed also just opened up for the next round.  I’m looking forward to doing a sexy blog post with all the goodies from there but for today I wanted to show off MINA’s new hair that you can find there. Lastly Genre’s February round kicks off in two weeks and I am just itching to see what comes out of it.  The theme is Dark Arts I am super excited.  A quick preview of ZcZ’s items today with the mani/pedi and ring set both available at Genre when it opens on the 15th.

Mean Girl

Skin:  ~Alchemy~ – Eladie Skin
Hair:  MINA – Peggy  (mesh)  *FaMESHed, February*
Eyes:  Insufferable Dastard – Eternity Eyes
Eyelashes:  GAELINE CREATIONS – Mesh Lashes Manificia
Necklace:  [Fetch] – Gretchen Necklace  (mesh)  *Fashion Fair*
Bracelets:  [Fetch] – Floating Bracelet  (mesh)  *Fashion Fair*
Rings:  .: Zanzibar creationZ :. – Lotolesse Ring Set  (mesh)  *Genre, February*
Mani/Pedi: .: Zanzibar creationZ :. – Symbolic Mani / Pedi  *Genre, February*
Hands:  SLink – AvEnhance Hands Female Relaxed  (mesh)
Feet:  SLink – AvEnhance Feet Female High  (mesh)
Dress:  Ducknipple – Sakka Dress  (mesh)  *Recent Release*
Shoes:  Ducknipple – Kindly Heels  (mesh)  *Recent Release*
Pose:  !bang – stand 278

Bloggers Challenge – Inspiration Recreations, February

It’s that time again for a new Inspiration Recreation post (note:  One of the photo choices is NSFW).  The original post can be found here and I will also be making a page on the blog for all of these to be nested under and found easily.  The photo I chose to do is more about photoshop work than SL work but it was still fun scouting around for the right dress and hair and then bending my pixels into the pose I wanted.

Inspiration Recreation February

Here are your February inspiration choices.  Pick one of the photos below (these are thumbnail images,  click to see original image) and recreate it however it inspires you.  Feel free to recreate a photo using the opposite sex avatar shown to the model in the photo, use a different colour hair/shoes etc.  However these photos inspire you to create art is what it is all about.

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Join the flickr group for the challenge and share your photos.

Leave a link to your blog in the comments below.

Credits:

Hair:  “”D!va”” – Mayumi3
Skin:  Pink Fuel – Vamp Doll V2
Eyelids:  SLink – Mesh Lids and Lashes
Dress:  Peqe – Priness… Or is she?  (mesh)
Hands:  SLink – AvEnhance Hands Female – Relaxed
Pose:  Body posed using the Avimote PoseMaker PE 1.02

SecondLifeProblems – Berry’s Monday Meme

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I just had to do a silly meme for this one. If you want to see more info about Berry’s Monday Meme, head over to her blog, she has a whole page dedicated to challenges and memes that she does.

Berry's Monday Meme - #SecondLifeProblems

Logging in. Second Life may appear frozen….go crap yourself!!
……Initializing World……
……Decoding UI Images……
……Installing Quicktime……
……Connecting to Region……
……Precaching……
……your clothing is still downloading……
……your friends will see you bald, small, unbaked and half naked……
……and not tell you……
GOOD NEWS!! WE AT LINDEN LABS
HAVE ATTACHED YOUR HAIR AND SHOES TO YOUR ASS SO YOU CAN FIND THEM EASILY.

Skin:  Izzie’s – Holly Skin
Hair:  .:EMO-tions:. – * AQUARIA *
Eyes:  Insufferable Dastard – Eternity Eyes / Blue
Body:  Maitreya – Mesh Body – Lara V2.1
Ring:  Bliensen + MaiTai – Wedding-Night  (mesh)
Outift:  coldLogic – Joplin Outfit  (mesh)  *New Release*
Shoe:  A-BOMB – Jane Shoes
Pose:  Body Manipulated using the Avimote PoseMaker HUD

Fresh New Look

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I have decided that since I cannot for the life of me figure out my shadow setting problems in SL at the moment that I am going to give my blog an overhaul, starting with my picture layouts.  I’m going to stick to a nice crisp outfit look and then a close up of the individual items, all laid out nice and neat and clean.  I’m likely going to work on a new blog header and blog layout some time soon as well.  But for now I give you my first fresh new look moving forward from here.  I love that this COQUINE belted shirt comes with 3 different transparency options AND versions for most mesh bodies as well as standard avvies BONUS!

Fresh New Look

Skin:  Izzie’s – Holly Skin
Hair:  TRUTH HAIR – Echo  (mesh)  *New Release*
Hairbase:  TRUTH – Hairbase – Crow
Eyes:  Insufferable Dastard – Eternity Eyes – Blue
Eyelashes:  Gaeline Creations – Mesh Lashes Magnificia
Earrings:  [Fetch] – Untamed Earrings  (mesh)
Necklace:  ^^Swallow^^ – Necklace HeartWings  (mesh)  *The Dressing Room*
Body:  Maitreya – Mesh Body – Lara V2.1
Piercings:  [whatever] – Nipple Piercing – Vampire  (mesh)  *My Attic*
Top:  [sYs] – COQUINE belted shirt  (mesh)  *My Attic*
Panties:  Maitreya – Mesh Body – Lara Lingerie
Pose:  oOo Studio – lean_seven

Bloggers Challenge – Inspiration Recreations, January

This is something that I have been working on since October 2012.  It started out as just a one off here and there and over the past two years I have reproduced 7, well 20 if you break down the last one I did to individual recreations, and I have decided I want to make this a monthly challenge for you all.  The idea is that each month, around mid month, I will post my inspirational photo for the month along with a choice of photos.  You choose one of the photos attached to the inspiration post and you recreate it yourself.

Inspiration Recreation January

I went very basic for this one to show you that it’s not all about technicality and lots of detail.  Sometimes the simplest of photos grab my attention and other times highly detailed, intricate ones.  To have a look back at my previous inspirations see below:

Inspirational 1 | Inspirational 2 | Inspirational 3 | Inspirational 4 | Inspirational 5 | Inspirational 6 (NSFW) | Inspirational 7

So here are your January inspiration choices.  Pick one of the photos below (these are thumbnail images,  click to see original image) and recreate it  however it inspires you.  Feel free to recreate a photo using the opposite sex avatar shown to the model in the photo, use a different colour hair/shoes etc.  However these photos inspire you to create art is what it is all about.

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Join the flickr group for the challenge and share your photos.

Leave a link to your blog in the comments below.

Credits:

SLink Flat foot (left) & High Foot (right) | random sculpty skull found in inventory | Pink Fuel Doll Vamp Skin

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