Bloggers Challenge – Inspiration Recreations, May

Here is my photo choice for May.  I just love the facial expressions that Zooey Deschanel pulls and when I came across this little set of pictures that looked like they were spat out of one of those photo booths I faved it straight away to reproduce one day.  Since I am super busy at the moment I took the easy option this month and decided to do my own weird and wacky photo booth faces.

Inspiration Recreation May

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, use furniture that might not look exactly the same but still fits the pic you are putting together etc.

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

Leave a link to your blog/photo in the comments below.

Skin: Pink Fuel – Crystal – Doll V2
Hair:  Wasabi Pills – Kumi (mesh)
Eyes:  IKON – Destiny Eyes – Black
Eye Shadow:  Buzzeri – Nyx Eyeshadow
Lipstick:  Pink Fuel – INK Lipstick
Shirt:  The Plastik – Saige (mesh)
Facial Expressions:  AnyPose Expression V1.0 HUD
Head Poses:  Avimote PoseMaker PE 1.02

We Are Family

Earlier today on plurk Thaumata asked a question about how many alts can a person have before you wonder if they are being shady or just plaid odd.  She agreed that those with store alts / banking alts and those that have separate accounts for Role Play weren’t really counted but it got me thinking as I knew I had a LOT of accounts.  So here is a bit of a challenge for you.  Not necessarily blogger challenge.  Even just take a pic of all your alts and post it on flickr or plurk with the hash tag #WeAreFamily so I can find it and have a look.  And tell us a bit about your alts.  Do you use them regularly?  Was there a reason why you chose the names? Why do you use the alts (if you use them), is it for a store or blogging or RP or just an escape from your normal account.

We Are Family

I rarely log in a lot of these accounts, as you can see by the photo where some of them are still the standard avatar you pick when signing in.  Actually four of my accounts are the same standard avatar, I think they were called Rock Biker Chick?  Then when the new mesh avatars were introduced I have a couple of those still in their original form. I decided to log them all in and take a quick pic of each of them and line them up.  I have left out some first names, not because I am trying to be shady, just because I would rather the accounts are still somewhat private to me.  A couple of these accounts were created either by myself for a friend to join, or a friend created them and left SL for good but gave me their log in details in case I ever wanted to use their account.

* I really didn’t want to write credits for 20 different avatars lol.  7 of them are standard avatars you choose when signing up anyway but if you see something that you want to know where it is from please feel free to leave a comment and I will log that account in and get the details for you.  I mean, if you really want old prim/flexi stuff….hahahaha.*

Left to Right

Arora Zanzibar:  This is my current main account.  It isn’t the oldest or first account account I have.  My very first account was started in 2005 but I logged it in once or twice then forgot about it for a couple of years and when I came back to SL I forgot all my details, had no idea what email I used and just couldn’t be bothered trying to resurrect it so started a new account (one of the below avatars).  Drama happened, I ‘left’ SL, bu that only lasted a short while and then because I didn’t want to go back to all the bad memories I started this account.

Zanzibar Resident: When last names were taken away and the new Resident last name was introduced I remember a day on plurk where everyone was rushing to secure their name (first) with the resident surname.  So I quickly nabbed all the accounts I could that were ‘me’, which included my first name, the two nicknames I go by and all the versions of my store name.

V. Utherwurldly:  Myself and two other girls that I hung around with at the time decided to just start a new account one day and dress them up all fantasy like.  I have no idea why we did this and we never even used the accounts.  Just created them, gave them lindens dressed them and that was it.  We all got the Utherwurldly surname and were dressed almost identical except we chose a different colour each.

A. Xootfly:  My teenage sister was watching me play SL one day and wanted to control my avatar.  I decided to create a separate account and logged it in on my own sim and let her ‘play dress up dolly’ then rezzed out various toys like my giant trampoline and cars and motorbikes etc so we could run around and be idiots. Now the account just sits dormant lol well until next year when she turns 18 and if she wants it she can have it.

H. Resident:  This was a sneaky account I made.  Not to troll people in a bad way but it was something fun that I did and I wanted to use an account that NO ONE knew about and as a lot of my friends knew of various alts I had I just started a new one.

GideonCaleJr Resident:  I really can’t remember why this one was started.  I know it started from a plurk from Auguste where she was making a new account, for RP I think? and was looking for ‘family’ members to join her.  From memory her avatar had the last name Cale which is why mine did.  But I think we logged in once and that was it.  Now I just use it for an extra in photos if I need a male in a hurry.

Rors Resident:  When last names were taken away and the new Resident last name was introduced I remember a day on plurk where everyone was rushing to secure their name (first) with the resident surname.  So I quickly nabbed all the accounts I could that were ‘me’, which included my first name, the two nicknames I go by and all the versions of my store name.

ZcZ Mannequin:  This was when I decided to put a lot of my store stuff through an alt to keep it separate to my main account.  I found the Mannequin surname and thought it was perfect.  It didn’t last though because I got sick of transferring store stuff and logging in and re setting permissions and all that fun stuff so all my store stuff just remained with me.

D. Darbyshire:  An account that was an old friends from way back when.  He left SL after some major drama and I thought he would return under an alt.  He gave me his log in details and I hoped for a while he would come back but he never did.  I use this account from time to time when I need a male but I generally use my own male alts now.

Arora Resident:  When last names were taken away and the new Resident last name was introduced I remember a day on plurk where everyone was rushing to secure their name (first) with the resident surname.  So I quickly nabbed all the accounts I could that were ‘me’, which included my first name, the two nicknames I go by and all the versions of my store name.  For a while I used this account to RP as a mini me and was adopted and had a family etc so used it so I didn’t have to change my adult back to kid all the time.

EpicEventsCEO Resident:  The alt I use to handle all the money for various events that I run.

Chou Zsun:  An old RP account.  Yeah I kinda went a bit tongue in cheek with the name >.>

AsylumAuditor Resident:  The alt that handles all the rental monies for my sim.

TheTrickOrTreater Resident: An alt I made to handle all the monies and group stuff for the SL Trick or Treat annual event I run.  This was before I decided to put all my events into one main group and handle it that way.

LeafOnTheWind Resident:  An alt I made to handle all the monies and group stuff for the Leaf on the Wind fundraiser event.  This was before I decided to put all my events into one main group and handle it that way.

ZanzibarcreationZ Resident:  When last names were taken away and the new Resident last name was introduced I remember a day on plurk where everyone was rushing to secure their name (first) with the resident surname.  So I quickly nabbed all the accounts I could that were ‘me’, which included my first name, the two nicknames I go by and all the versions of my store name.

Z. Zwanger:  This was my second ever account I made.  This account was mainly an RP account.  The current outfit was what I was wearing the day I ‘left’ SL which was from some roman empire role play sim that is now long gone.

Rawrs Resident:  When last names were taken away and the new Resident last name was introduced I remember a day on plurk where everyone was rushing to secure their name (first) with the resident surname.  So I quickly nabbed all the accounts I could that were ‘me’, which included my first name, the two nicknames I go by and all the versions of my store name.

Aussie Resident:  When last names were taken away and the new Resident last name was introduced I remember a day on plurk where everyone was rushing to secure their name (first) with the resident surname.  So I quickly nabbed all the accounts I could that were ‘me’, which included my first name, the two nicknames I go by and all the versions of my store name and of course I wanted to be the very first and the one and only Aussie Resident.  \o/  I think there are now versions of it that have numbers and such after the  ‘Aussie’, but I was the first and the original so nyer!  Now he just gets used for extras in photos if I need a male avatar.

ZcZ Resident:  When last names were taken away and the new Resident last name was introduced I remember a day on plurk where everyone was rushing to secure their name (first) with the resident surname.  So I quickly nabbed all the accounts I could that were ‘me’, which included my first name, the two nicknames I go by and all the versions of my store name.

Avatars not shown include – J. Serenity, G. Boccaccio, K. Kaligawa and N. Tinkel.  The first one is an old RP account of mine that for some reason I could not access today.  I have a suspicion the account may be closed.  It shows in my friends list but the profile is not accessible nor is it searchable =(  The other three are accounts of friends that no longer play SL and I seem to have lost the passwords for them.  N. Tinkel may be making a come back though as we were talking on the phone the other day so yay for an old SL resident returning.

What’s Your Digits Meme

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I always like doing the What’s Your Digits meme to see how much my shape changes over the previous 12 months.  I haven’t changed all that much over the past year, even now when I wear a mesh body a fair amount (although not for this post).  And I decided to drag the husband in to this one with me to get his details since he is on a smaller end of the scale when it comes to guys bodies.

Whats your digits 1

Do you currently own a mesh body? If so, do you wear it all the time or just once in a while? If not, skip to the fourth question

We both do although I tend to wear my mesh body more than Vince does.  I think I wear mine maybe 70% – 80% of the time.  It all depends on what I am wearing.  If it’s clothing that covers up most of my body I don’t bother but I always have my mesh hands and feet on.  Vince has the free TMP body mainly to test it and wee what it looked like but he’s not 100% sold on it enough to buy the full version.

 

What is your preferred mesh body available on the market right now?

This all depends on what I am wearing.  I stick to Maitreya and SLink enough though I own a few others.  But since they both have very different alpha cuts it comes down to which body works with alpha cuts for what I am wearing. Not applicable for Vince as he only wears his if I make him for a photo.

Have you changed your shape since you started wearing the body?

My basic shape is still the same.  However, since I like a fuller figure my body fat, love handles and saddle bags tend to be blown out so I can get the proper curve I want.  If I take the mesh body off I look like a lumpy cupcake. Not applicable for Vince – he can;t get it looking exactly the way he wants and he likes his shape (and so do I) just the way it is so that won;t change any time soon.

How do you feel about mesh bodies in general?

Eh, I’m on the fence.  I can do without them.  They are great for photos as they cut out the horrible square edges and all the photoshopping I need to do to fix them.  Vince is waiting for someone to make a body that suits his body type =)

What is one thing you would request from designers when it comes to mesh bodies?

None really.  Second Life limits a lot of the things we can do with the sliders.  I’d like to be able to change my ankles and wrists to suit my curvier shape but mesh body designers have no control over that because of the Second Life skeleton. Vince wants a body that isn’t a beefcake lol.  While the TMP male body is a leaner shape the upper body is still pretty muscley and Vin isn’t that shape.

Whats your digits 3

And Just a quick close up of both of us :D  According to the [OO] Avatar ruler 1.3 we are – Arora Zanzibar, your avatar’s height is 212 cm (6′ 11″) counting your shoes and VincentVile DeSantis, your avatar’s height is 209 cm (6′ 10″) counting your shoes.  And just a little something that Vince wanted to add in – “And I always feel too tall, but have to keep a conformist height because if not I come up to everyone’s knees. I’d much rather be able to be 5 foot 11 but then people start calling you a child avi. -__-; I’m not a kid, you’re a fucking brontosaurus”.  This is the reason why I am as tall as I am as well.  I prefer to be shorter, when it comes to avatar height, but I like my height over Vin so in order for me to do that I have to become a brontosaurus lol.

Whats your digits 2

 

::Arora::
Hair: ::Exile:: – After The Rain – Sparkle Naturals (mesh)
Skin: Pink Fuel – Crystal – Glitter Tears
Eyes: [Buzzeri] – Aura Eyes
Eyelashes: Mon Cheri – Falsies
Eyeliner: Gaeline Creations – Makeup Eyeliner V2 (comes with Mesh Lashes Magnificia)
Septum Piercing: MONS / MESH – Septum Ring (style21)black
Lipstick: Nylon Outfitters – High Def Cosmetics – Black Red Blend
Coat: Ducknipple – Potlood Tendcoat (mesh)
Hands: SLink – AvEnhance Hands Female Mouse (mesh)
Stockings: ~Cannibelle~ – Nylon Stockings
Feet: SLink – AvEnhance Feet Female Flat (mesh)
Pose: !bang – stand 350M

::Vincent::
Hairbase: >> Aeros Hair << – Javier Hairbase :: 01
Hair: ::Exile:: – One Way or Another
Skin: ~Tableau Vivant~ – Echo – Mort Vivant
Eyes: .:.Vels Boutique.:. – Bloodlust Ruby
Ears: [][]Trap[][] – Vamp Ears
MakeUp1: – DAMNED – – Butterfly Effect
MakeUp2: -=FORSAKEN=- – Ink spit lip stripe
Tattoo1: ::Lust.Rage:: – Uxe tattoo-Cross ((no tears))
Tattoo2: Letis Tattoo :: – Angry Wolf
Hands: SLink – AvEnhance Hands Male – Relax
Feet: SLink – AvEnhance Feet Male Flat
Piercings1: Custom Facial by Vincent
Piercings2: MONS / MESH – Septum Ring (style21)black
Necklace: Maxi Gossamer – Necklace – Ukai’s Talismans
Shirt/Jacket: Addams – // Denim Vest for Men w/ T-Shirt // Black
Pants: // SEUL GARCON \\ – Vintage Ripped Denim – Black Wash
Bracelets: MANDALA – (MALE)BILLIONAIRE_SMEXY(Black)
Ring: Bliensen + MaiTai – Wedding-Night – Ring – Black/Bone EXCLUSIVE
Pose: {.:exposeur:.} – Flix

On Hiatus

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For the next couple of months I may not blog all that often.  I am moving international as of June and May is the end of semester for Uni for me so it’s all busy busy busy.  Then to top everything off – the external harddrive I keep all my files and templates for my blogging and such on has decided to stop working D: It’s kinda taken away my ooomph for blogging but I will try to sneak one in here and there before the move.

On Hiatus

Skin:  La Petite Morte – Duchess  *creation JP*
Hair:   [^.^Ayashi^.^] – Kagami hair  (mesh)
Eyes:  [Buzzeri] – Aura Eyes – Ocean
Mouth:  .Loud Mouth. – Brandee  (mesh)
Body:   Maitreya – Mesh Body Lara
Hands:  SLink – AvEnhance Hands Female Casual  (mesh)
Rings:  ieQED –  Momoko ring set  (mesh)  *creation JP*
Fish:  !Ohmai – Bloopie Goldfish  (mesh)  *creation JP*
Dress:  .Atomic. – Vintage Kitten – Set 5  (mesh)
Socks:  .Atomic. – Beary Cute Socks – Panda (mesh parts)  *creation JP*
Shoes:  +ILO+ – Platform Shoes  (mesh)  *creation JP*
Poses:  aDORKable Poses – Shopping Spree #2

Swagga-rific

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Menswear Fashion Week (MWFW) still has a few more days left before it closes up on the 5th.  Like most events in SL, even those that are aimed at men still get invaded by us women folk.  I’m guilty of it that’s for sure because sometimes I just feel like wearing guys clothes.

Swagga-rific

The hat, shorts and shoes you can find from SWaGGa at MWFW in a range of colour choices as well as a fitting for the male (of course) TMP body.  The shoes come with socks to wear with them but I chose just to wear the shoe only option.  It was fitting that MINA’s new hair out at FaMESHed also has an almost wet look with the straggly pieces at the front.  Made my beach outfit complete.

Skin:  La Petite Morte – Sadie
Hair:  MINA – Aranka  (mesh)  *FaMESHed*
Eyes:  [Buzzeri] – Aura Eyes – Sapphire
Body: SLink – Physique Mesh Body
Hands:  SLink – AvEnhance Hands Female Casual  (mesh)
Feet:  SLink – AvEnhance Feet Female Flat  (mesh)
Septum Piercing:  [Fetch] – Iris Septum Ring  (mesh)  *Suicide Dollz*
Hat:  [SWaGGa] – Bali Hat  (mesh)  *Menswear Fashion Week*
Bikini Top:  20.FIVE – Mesh Bikini
Shorts:  [SWaGGa] – Bali Shorts  (mesh)  *Menswear Fashion Week*
Shoes:  [SWaGGa] – Flops n Sox  (mesh)  *Menswear Fashion Week*
Poses:
– close up: oOo Studio – inked_seven
– full body:  Juxtapose – Clumsy One #5

Bloggers Challenge – Inspiration Recreations, April

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This month I included a couple of Home & Garden styled photos as it was mentioned by a friend that if it wasn’t all fashion she might give it a go.  So this one is for all your Home & Garden bloggers :D

Inspiration Recreation April

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, use furniture that might not look exactly the same but still fits the pic you are putting together etc.

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::From left to right::
Side Table:  [Fetch] – Rush Set – Table  (mesh)
Books:  Alouette – Wearable books from The Bibliotheque Chair  (mesh)
Lounge Chair:  Dutchie – Femdom Chair  (mesh)
Desk:  [ Akimeta ] – Wooden Desk Set
Flower Vase:  [ keke ] – berries – red  (mesh)
Goblet:  ~Libertine~ – Rubens Leucippus Goblet  incl. in Justine Lounge for poses  (mesh)
Letter A:  [Commoner] – The Murphy Collection – A  (mesh)  *Arcade March*
Jar:  [ keke ] – summer jar – hare  (mesh)
Lamp:  DIGS – Grange Lamp  (mesh)
Chair:  Trompe Loeil – Louis Chair Magritte  (mesh)
Rug 2:  [Fetch] – Sylvia Rug  (mesh)
Rug 3:  [Fetch] – Vix Rug  (mesh)
Rug 4:  Post Mortem Designs – Poe Bedroom set Fireplace/Rug  (fireplace not shown)

What Does The Fox Say?

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Birdy / Foxes / Alchemy have moved and have some great specials for VIPS.  First up is a new skin group gift for VIP’s in the ‘pure’ skin tone.  I love the almost porcelain look to Birdy skins, make sure you pop on over to the new sim and grab your group gift.

What Does The Fox Say pic 1

While you’re there check out the Foxes store and grab some cute vintage outfits.  Just wear your tag and smack the pictures just inside the door. There is the Peplum top on it’s own, the crop top and high waist skirt and the bustier with lace trimmed skirt.  The bustier also has straps which you can add on or leave off.  Beside the outfits you can also pick up your own cute little fox to hold, he comes in blue or pink.   The cute little pocket pet and the black cat at my feet can be found in the lower level beneath Foxes.  They are past gachas from events and you will find a whole wall full of various ones to play.

What Does The Fox Say pic 2

Skin:  .Birdy. – Ali Vip Skin
Hair:  .Olive. – the Steffi Hair  (mesh)  *UBER*
Eyes:  [Buzzeri] – Aura Eyes – Sapphire
Hands:  SLink – AvEnhance Hands Female Casual  (mesh)
Feet:  SLink- AvEnhance Feet Female Flat  (mesh)
Necklace:  The-N – Diamond Lizard Necklace  *$1L on MP*
Top:  Foxes – Peplum Top – VIP  (mesh)
Bracelet 1:  KOSH – Leather Braid Armband  *$1L on MP*
Bracelet 2:  KOSH – Ice Mint Bracelet  *$1L on MP*
Bracelet 3:  KOSH – Multiplex Bracelet  *$1L on MP*
Pants:  coldLogic – Jay Pant  (mesh)
Shoes:  Pure Poison – Roman Striped Sandals  (mesh)
Pose:  !bang – mini series – without purpose 4

Skin:  .Birdy. – Ali Vip Skin
Hair:  .Olive. – the Steffi Hair  (mesh)  *UBER*
Eyes:  [Buzzeri] – Aura Eyes – Sapphire
Hands:  SLink – AvEnhance Hands Female Casual  (mesh)
Feet:  SLink- AvEnhance Feet Female Flat  (mesh)
Outfit:  Foxes – Midrift & High Waisted Skirt – VIP  (mesh)
Pocket Pet:  .Birdy. – Pocket Pet {Red Panda}  (mesh)
Shoes:  Ingenue – Explorer Sandals  (mesh)
Pose:  !bang – stand 272

Skin:  .Birdy. – Ali Vip Skin
Hair:  .Olive. – the Steffi Hair  (mesh)  *UBER*
Eyes:  [Buzzeri] – Aura Eyes – Sapphire
Hands:  SLink – AvEnhance Hands Female Casual  (mesh)
Feet:  SLink- AvEnhance Feet Female Flat  (mesh)
Outfit:  Foxes – Vintage Bustier & Lace Skirt – VIP  (mesh)
Pet 1:  .Birdy. – Basful Fox – VIP  (mesh)
Pet 2:  Alchemy/Birdy – Sassy Cat – Patch  (mesh)
Shoes:  [LVLE] – Naenia Slipons  (mesh)
Pose:  !bang – stand 309

Captured

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The Secret Affair is full of some seriously fantastic items this round.  It was so hard to pick what items to blog but I went with this kick ass cage mask from SWaGGa and collar from Tableau Vivant.  Such a sexy dark look, I may just leave this on for a while.

Captured pic 1

I decided to play around with the windlights and got two different looks for my photos.  Something a little different to my usual plain background fashion blogging.  I quite liked how they turned out.

Captured pic 2

Skin:  Glam Affair – December Skin – Asia
Hair:  ~Tableau Vivant~ – Faux Dreads – The End  (mesh)  *The Secret Affair*
Hair Base:  MADesigns Hair – Tintable HAIR BASE – Tribe 8
Makeup:  Lovely Disarray – Haunted Souls
Eyebrows:  DeeTaleZ – Makeup BLACK Brows paint thin
Eyes:  [Buzzeri] – Voodoo Eyes – Demon
Mouth:  [PXL] – Sweet Lips  (mesh)
Body/Hands/Feet:  Maitreya – Mesh Body Lara
Mask:  [SWaGGa] – Captured Mask  (mesh)  *The Secret Affair*
Pauldrons:  .Keystone. – Auranist Pauldrons  (mesh)  *The Secret Affair*  Freebie
Top:  ~Tableau Vivant~ – Fringe Leather Collar  (mesh)  *The Secret Affair*
Pasties:  Ama. – Ring Pasties  (mesh)
Thong:  *MUKA* – Wicca Thong  (mesh)  *Whore Couture Fair*
Pose with Prop:  F*cking Ninjas – Captured by a Kur
Pose:  *~*HopScotch*~* – Busted (Female) – 2

Kawaii Project

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I was feeling in the mood for some cutesy pics today instead of my normal dark and gothy look and Kawaii Project has the perfect things for such a look!

Kawaii Project Pic 1

The retro dryer chairs come with 10 poses  and a magazine prop which goes with three of the poses.  One thing that kept going through my head when I was setting up for the pics today was a saying my mother taught me as a child with regards to dressing – Blue and green should never be seen without a colour in between.  Funny how sometimes the weirdest old memories come flooding back. Even though I wasn’t wearing blue green I still automatically separated the chairs and put a colour between them :D

Kawaii Project Pic 2

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Hair:  .ploom. – Sharla  (mesh)  *Kawaii Project*
Skin:  Izzie’s – Romy Skin  *Skin Fair*
Eyes:  [Buzzeri] – Aura Eyes – Sapphire  *Kawaii Project*
Lipstick:  Izzie’s – Lipstick Peach  (incl. with skin)  *Skin Fair*
Moles:  Izzie’s – Moles (incl. with skin)  *Skin Fair*
Body/Hands/Feet:  Maitreya – Mesh Body Lara
Dress:  .Atomic. – Vintage Kitten  (mesh)  *Kawaii Project*
Shoes:  *katat0nik* – Wingtip Pumps  (mesh)  *Kawaii Project*
Pose:  !bang – Mini Series – Without Purpose 4

::2::
Skin:  [sYs] – ANGIE  *Skin Fair*
Hair:  .Olive.  – the Grace  (mesh)  *Kawaii Project*
Hairbase:  Eskimo Fashion – Lace Front Closure – Style 002
Lipgloss:  [sYs] – ANGIE Lipgloss (incl. with skin)  *Skin Fair*
Eyeshadow:  [sYs] – ANGIE Kohl Eyes (incl. with skin)  *Skin Fair*
Eyes:  [Buzzeri] – Aura Eyes – Ocean  *Kawaii Project*
Body:  SLink – Physique Mesh Body
Hands:  SLink – AvEnhance Hands Female Casual  (mesh)
Feet:  SLink – AvEnhance Feet Female Flat  (mesh)
Outfit:  {amiable} – Daisy Pastel Tops and Tulle Skirt  (mesh)  *Kawaii Project*
Gloves:  Sweet Thing – Derby Girl Gloves  (mesh)  *Kawaii Project*
Legwarmers:  *BOOM* – Slouchies  (mesh)  *Kawaii Project*
Shoes:  [LVLE] – Pointed Flats  (mesh)
Pose:  !bang – Mini Series – Optimistic 3

::3::
Skin:  Lumae – Jewel – 2  *Skin Fair*
Hair:  [DUE] – Ming Ming  (mesh)  *Kawaii Project*
Eyes:  [Buzzeri] – Bewitched Eyes – Angel
Body:  SLink – Physique Mesh Body
Hands:  SLink – AvEnhance Hands Female Casual  (mesh)
Feet:  SLink – AvEnhance Feet Female Flat  (mesh)
Outfit:  B.C.C – Papi Dress  (mesh)  *Kawaii Project*
Leggings:  ! Beautiful Dangerous ! – Cotton Leggings
Shoes:  The Sugar Garden – Cherry Plats – Cherry  (mesh)  *Kawaii Project*
Pose:  !bang – Knee High Fashion 7

::Decor::
Wall Frames:  Willow Home – Cupcake Sign  (mesh)  *Kawaii Project*
Birds:  ~silentsparrow~ – Kitschy Birdy  (mesh)  *Kawaii Project*
Phone:  floorplan – Kitchen Phone  (mesh)  *Kawaii Project*
Chairs:  Exposeur – Retro Dryer Chair  (mesh)  *Kawaii Project*

Skin Fair – Skin Review, La Petite Morte

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Skin Fair is just around the corner and the one thing I can’t stress enough is to demo EVERYTHING.  We all use different windlight settings, affecting the way we see things on our monitors.  Everyone has different monitor settings that may cause things to seem brighter or darker.  And not only that, the shapes that designers use for the skins in the pictures may not look anything like your shape and it can have a drastic impact on how the skin looks on you.

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Another thing worth mention is the way in which skin stores display their vendors.  Some have little bottles coloured with the skin tone, others have a box with a texture.  But the way a skin colour looks on a flat texture prim compared to the SL Avatar or mesh body is different.  A prime example is the way in which La Petite Morte displays their skin options.  The pic above is how you will see the options for purchasing.  If you were to rely on thee images you would get a different skin tone if you bought blindly. DEMO’s are your friend!  I am a fan of these skins and I wear them frequently so I remember which tone is which now.

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But you can see the difference between the liquid make up style swatch compared to the skin is different. Don’t be put off by looking at bottles/boxes on a shelf thinking none of the ‘colours’ there look like your preferred skin tone.  Grab a demo – it doesn’t cost you anything – and you may be pleasantly surprised.

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The Maja line is a lovely skin for those that like a plump lip look.  The eyebrows are probably one of my favourites from La Petite Morte so far, nicely shaped, not too thick and they sit nicely with my current eyebrow shape.  If you are someone who likes blonde or coloured eyebrows then you will need to scout around for some tattoo layer eyebrows.  La Petite Morte skins only come with the one eyebrow colour, which is shown.  It works perfect for me as most of the eyebrows on the skins are dark and I am typical dark haired.  However each skin also comes with an eyebrow free version for this very reason.

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If you like darker skin tones I really suggest trying both tone 7 and tone 8.  There’s quite a leap between them compared to the other tones but both are very pretty depending on which tone you prefer.

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I used the Maitreya Body for the photos of the Maja line and I am using the SLink body for the Sadie line. All appliers you will find in the La Petite Morte main store and you are wanting the Gen 2 appliers.  I encountered an issue with the SLink body / hands / feet not looking seamless and with obvious colour variances.  Thankfully it seems it was an SL bug the day I took the photos.  I contacted the owner Voshie Paine and mentioned the issue and after a few minutes talking and me testing the skins again everything was fine.  It’s always nice to have a designer that is more than happy to listen and help even if the issue is server side and not theirs.

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This is where I wish I could meld skins together.  I am in love with the little chin dimple on the new Sadie skin, but I love the eyebrows from Maja skin.  Sadie’s eyebrows are more on the ‘bushy’ side but playing around with your eyebrow shape may reduce this some.  As a lover of Pale skins the one thing I would love to see a little more definition on is the collar bones and the dimple.  The darker the skin tone gets the more these two stand out though.  I also love the new lip style that Sadie has.  The little extra detail around the lip line and the more defined lip wrinkles are quite pretty.

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So please – if you are looking for a new skin.  Make two trips, it is totally worth it in the end.  Grab a demo for every store that you can.  Go home and test them all in different light settings and make a list of what you want.  You’ll be surprised and may end up getting something you never thought you would before.

::Maja::
Skin:  La Petite Morte – Maja  *Skin Fair*
Hair:  TRUTH – Lavinia – Fades  (mesh)
Eyes:  [Buzzeri] – Bewitched Eyes – Angel
Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya – Mesh Body – Lara V2.1
Lingerie: Maitreya – Mesh Body – Lara Lingerie  (mesh)
Pose:  fri.day – sweet.sour pose 4

::Sadie::
Skin:  La Petite Morte – Sadie  *Skin Fair*
Hair:  [Due] – Victoria 02  (mesh)  *Past Group Gift*
Eyes:  [Buzzeri] – Bewitched Eyes – Angel
Body:  SLink – Physique Mesh Body
Hands:  SLink – AvEnhance Female – Relaxed  (mesh)
Feet:  SLink – AvEnhance Feet Female Flat  (mesh)
Lingerie:  SLink – Basic Lingerie Applier HUD included with Mesh Body
Pose:  GLITTERATI – Closeup 8

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