Just Short Breaths

Just Short Breaths

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The other day the awesome Peep Sideshow of Pics by Peep and I had a chatter about some new pants she had. She can tell you all about what went down on her blog HERE. She is always such a joy to read, and her fun and style all make for a great blog post. She has actually joined us in the NEW Bloggers Group SL Bloggerati. Which has so far been joined by so much talent that I am excited to see it grow. If you are a Blogger, Blogger Manager or an Event Organiser, I encourage you to join us. Info HERE.

I have not done a 3’fer post for such a long time, I used to do them often, and then shadows came around and it all just changed. I miss it, I missed showing more range of an item – in this case, these great boots by Breathe. I missed showing how you can get the most out of looks, so tonight in less time than my usual posts I got it going on, and seriously the shorts and boots just made it so much fun.

It ended up a great mix of Collabor88 and Epiphany which just opened tonight, and the pickings are beautiful. Three times in a row I got a rare on my third pull, that must have been where the 3’fer came from. I really love this great posture collar, and the so adorable fluffy boa by Kaithleens she always makes such lovely pieces. The shorts by Miss Chelsea actually come with the panties with black or white or hide show options, and they pulled the whole white and army green combination together. Then the Bloomers by Schadenfreude just made me so happy joy joy.

The middle look was worn for a few days because of the Pic for Peep, and I kept making sure I had it all worked out so that I could credit it here and there. It is a lovely blend of feminine with the blouse by Mimikri and these adorable shorts by The Secret Store, with their frayed ends and lace trim, so pretty.

The hair by Exile motivated me to punk out with my bloomers, and using the Rerouting option on my LeLutka head, I wore a lipstick on the lipstick layer, then tinted it with the head hud, then added the DOLL option of the lip tints by Pink Fuel that do a smaller pout application to the middle of the lips, on the tattoo layer, creating a great lip liner look. So cool, so punky. I am also in love with this great turtleneck by Ison, it is from Uber, and honestly while I was freezing in an Aussie Winter months ago, I was pining for this look, and now it is a must for sure.

I had a lot of fun, being a stalker of Peep, and I had much fun with my 3’fer, things are looking all sorts of exciting for 2018.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build

Location

Poses by

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

May Mesh Head LeLutka

Michelle Skin Applier – Glam Affair @ Collabor88

Dynamic Mesh Hands (Bento Enabled) , Deluxe Feet & Hourglass Physique Body Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : Glam Affair

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 57  Flair

LELUTKA Lipstick Applier – Fresh Lip Tints – Pink Fuel

Hair:

Left:

Relentless – Exile @ Collabor88

Middle:

IonLittle Bones @ Collabor88

Right:

SkySintiklia @ Epiphany

Clothes:

Left: 

Moody Bloomers – Schadenfreude @ Collabor88

Cropped Turtleneck – Ison @ Uber

Middle:

Chiffon BlouseMimikri

Paula Denim Shorts – The Secret Store

Right:

Niki ShortsMiss Chelsea @ Epiphany

Dani Top – Miss Chelsea

Shoes :

Left:

Laureline BootsBreathe @ Fameshed

Middle:

Laureline BootsBreathe @ Fameshed

Right:

Laureline BootsBreathe @ Fameshed

Accessories :

Left:

Coffin Nails Empire

Middle:

Necronomic Mother – Collar (rare) – CerberusXing @ Epiphany

Athena Stacking Rings (Slink) – Amala

Right:

Boudoir Boa – Kaithleens @ Epiphany

Softly

Softly

A night out, where anything is possible, is what this outfit brings to mind. The very textural look of the softer than soft sweater over the sequin pants and pretty bow heels. Beautiful pieces from all over the grid.

The sweater is by Cynful and also comes with floral embelishments that you can hide or show, that come with a great HUD that also includes gems and pearls in the centre of the flowers. I opted for no flowers with the look. The pants by Mimikri are stunning, they come in great colour options, and they make you want to get up and take to the dance floor, or dancing atop a table is not ruled out.

Someone may have to help me up and down in these heels though, as demure as they look from the front, the heels have some great height, for grabbing attention. The whole look is great, because it can start off as a first Date look that can either go on into the early hours as long as it is going well, or you can just ditch them for your friends at your favourite haunt – not like that has never happened.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build

Leo Couch – Concept

apothecary chest – Junk.

Hanging Planter [Natural] – Pilot

Location

Poses by

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

May Mesh Head LeLutka

Michelle Skin Applier – Glam Affair @ Collabor88

Dynamic Mesh Hands (Bento Enabled) , Deluxe Feet & Hourglass Physique Body Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : Glam Affair

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 57  Flair

Hair:

Elina – Elikatira @ Collabor88

Clothes:

Marci Sequin Pants – Mimikri

Delrica’s Cozy Sweater – Cynful @ Collabor88

Shoes :

Laila Heels – Ingenue @ Collabor88

Accessories :

Wish Necklace – Cynful

Felicity Palm Ring – Slipper

Coffin Nails Empire

Venetian Flora

Venetian Flora

First of all todays lesson learned. I was using the wonderful Venetian Blinds projector lights by VR Studio for my picture, and I realised in time that the shadows where not appearing on my legs. I attributed it to the fact that they were appliers but was unsure what was going on there. So I spoke to the VR Studio creator and they explained that the lighting was conflicting with the alpha in the appliers, so to fix it I needed to use the MASK option on my Slink Body. I went to the layers tab clicked on the clothing button and checked the masking box. I had to tweak the slider and bam SHADOWS ARE GO!

Now my other ‘pay attention to me’ moment is about my sleeve puffs. They are actually from an older – no longer available – jacket by Celoe. They slipped perfectly over this beautiful Blazer jacket by Pixicat that is at this round of Collabor88. The blazer also has the lovely lace inner trim giving you an all in one and ready to go look. I did wish that the lace had an off/on option, but by adding the sleeve puffs I was able to create my own look with it.

The hair is also a C88 item by #Foxy. Because of the marvelous styling HUD you get the option of hair behind shoulders and even shoulder tendrils off, giving you a perfectly clean sweep for clothing. I love these added details. The hair also comes with hair tattoos that are also an option to show or hide, meaning the hair is very versatile.

The boots are by Utopia Designs, and yet again they came through with the options as well as the incredible materials options you get, as the jacket had a sheen to it that I was able to follow through with in the boots leather…just perfect. I feel like this is the perfect outfit to wear to a night-time polo match, it has a hint of equestrian and a dash of sophistication all combined into one hot look, if I do say so myself. So explore your older inventory items and piece together your style.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots – Venetian Blinds Projector

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio ” Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build

haunted corner horror places #2 – Ninety by annie Vosmus

Hargrave Chair , Soft And Subtle Table – The Loft

Decor – Bougainvillea Vase – LODE

Location

Poses by

Persona N/A

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

May Mesh Head LeLutka

Michelle Skin Applier – Glam Affair @ Collabor88

Dynamic Mesh Hands (Bento Enabled) , Deluxe Feet & Hourglass Physique Body Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : Glam Affair

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 57  Flair

Hair:

Her Hair – #Foxy @ Collabor88

Clothes:

Lavish Blazer – Pixicat @ Collabor88

mademoiselle Hat, Sleeve Puffs (Rossi Jacket) – Celoe (N/A)

Toeless Leggings (appliers) – Flair

Shoes :

Nadia – Utopia Designs @ Cosmopolitan

Accessories :

Studded Sunglasses – Nyu

Coffin Nails Empire

No Wheels

No Wheels

I did a post the other week, and sent the link to Kavar – Cleanslate of Exile – and his reaction was “OMG Your hair matches your shoes’ and my reply was ‘Exactly’. This is not a new thing for me, with Second Life giving us so many options to just bust out the hair dye without any permanent damage, why shouldn’t you go all out.

This time it is more of a subtle fusion than the all out BAM Colour, with the lovely soft mint like ends to this beautiful blonde, then adding those same colour combinations of white and mint to my shoes and pants, it came out a winner.

The hair is the latest by Exile at this round of Collabor88 and while in my picture you cannot see the hairline of perfection, I can guarantee you are going to want to get this style and pray to all that is Kavar that he does this more and more frequently with newer styles. It also comes with an add on Hair Flower which is just perfect as it is named Slow Dancing, so you will want to find a reason to be taken out to tango the night away in this style.

As soon as I saw these fun ankle boots by Mutresse I knew exactly which pants I wanted to wear them with and the look just grew upwards from there. They are so clompy stompy fun, and they have so many options of colours and combinations that are way too entertaining to play with.

The pants by Vinyl also go into the options of awesome category, and with the fatpack you can play for days. These are the brights version of the pants, and they are just so cool. I love the zippered expanded sides part, and they are so very much as named snowboard pants, and go with that whole vibe really well. I added the top by Blueberry and the straps around the mid section are on/off controlled and can be coloured in contrasting or same as done here. It is a lovely style and I like that even though mid cropped it is long sleeved.

I was running through facebook earlier and saw an ad for new brows for LeLutka heads by Mai Bilavio, I grabbed them, and they are really nice, coming in plucked or threaded, if you have never seen or experienced RL threading it is something pretty special as a skill set. They are a natural colour only, and you have to pick the right colour base for your skin, I am wearing the Medium if that helps, with my Medium skin tone by League. I did however get the fatpack because I was not sure how they were going to blend in as there is some skin colour surrounding them.

I also pulled out the Fresh Lip tints by Pink Fuel for LeLutka, these are amazing as there are so many options including the dolly version I have on in the nude. For the background of my picture, I actually just stacked that great Soy apartment building I was in the other day on top of itself so that the base of the build became a backstep behind me, so many variables with items in SL to create interesting space.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build

Apartment [Jyoukyo-House] Skybox type (Edited Walls)  – SOY

Location

Poses by

Bento AO Soak – SLC Body Language

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Spencer Mesh Head LeLutka

Amaia Skin Applier – League 

Dynamic Mesh Hands (Bento Enabled), Deluxe Feet & Hourglass Physique Body Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers: League

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers: set 57  Flair

Fresh Lip Tints (LeLutka) – Pink Fuel

Natural Brow Duo – Mai Bilavio

Hair:

Slow Dancing – Exile @ Collabor88

Clothes:

Girls Night Top – Blueberry @ Collabor88

Fuel Snowboarding pants – Vinyl

Shoes :

Gugutka Boots – Mutresse @ Collabor88

Accessories :

Coffin Nails Empire

Grinder

Grinder Do you modify things you buy, do you take copies of things and see how far you can push them? Do you know how to give yourself more natural light? – if the build allows. This great apartment by Soy allowed for both.  The walls were a more beaten up old build look, and while that works in some cases, it is not always a want in a good build. So I looked at the texture panel and made sure the item was copy, and then just threw in a texture I had full perms in a lighter cream colour. It still had some rough natural paint on it, so it still fit well. I didn’t have much to lose either, it either worked or it didn’t. As for the light.

Depending on the direction of the sun, and how you rez your build, you will get different sun direction. If you don’t feel like picking everything up, or you can’t, there are ways to bring the sunshine in. If you go to edit the item and if linked select the face option, click on the outside walls, and if possible you make them transparent enough to let the sunlight in. This is why WinxBoxes are mod and separate panels for the outside so that this is possible when using them, and this build by Soy is the same kind of thing. You can’t do it if the inside and outside wall are the same mesh piece with a shared face. Wall Transparent Edit

The build although an apartment is a great little size for an office kind of look, so adding this great Coffee Station by Cheeky Pea made that a reality. Individual pieces give you the option to set it up as you wish, the curtains and plants are also a part of the collection. Again using mod options to resize the plants on the windowsill so that they didn’t look too much like copies of the same thing.

Keeping warm with my Hot Chocolate – I do not drink coffee, I just make it – and this wonderful outfit by Kaithleens. The vest is a separate attachment so you can mix and match that with other outfits. Then down to these incredibly classy shoes by Utopia. I love the stitching leatherwork and ability to change colours of leather in the various portions of the shoes, making some great combinations. Make sure to demo so that you can see how much of your wardrobe these will take to a new level.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build

Katherine Coffee Station – Cheeky Pea @ District 20

Apartment [Jyoukyo-House] Skybox type (Edited Walls)  – SOY

Coffee cup (1) – Kunst

Hare Fancy Lamp – Mutresse

Location

Poses by

Oracul

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Spencer Mesh Head LeLutka

Amaia Skin Applier – League 

Dynamic Mesh Hands (Bento Enabled), Deluxe Feet & Hourglass Physique Body Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers: League

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers: set 57  Flair

Hair:

Vicky Hair – Opale

Clothes:

Mini Dress and Fur Vest – Kaithleens

Shoes :

Smilla – Utopia Designs

Accessories :

Coffin Nails Empire

Urban Princess

There are so many reasons to love Second Life, one of the easiest reasons for girls anyway, is the ability to be the Princess in your own Fairy Tale. Now in this look, it would be more of an Urban Princess, but none the less, spending time in this little environment that is a shopping trip of epic proportions that happened recently at D-Lab with Whimsy Winx.

I believe 1

It started with there being appliances set out for FLF and ended in so much cute my teeth hurt. Whimsy has always been a fan of little homemaker items, ironing boards, laundry baskets, vacuums etc so a washer dryer was a given. I tp’d her over and was standing still waiting for her to grab them and things started happening around me. I thought I was imagining things at first, even in Second Life you can tend to let your imagination get the better of you, but rather than kind of fade off into the distance, I started to actually focus on where I was standing and what I was standing amongst.

I believe 2

I literally screeched into Whimsy’s ear and started squealing and rambling about flying little people. Again I had to shake my head and focus, because I realised again, this is Second Life and it was possible that what I was seeing was actually a person in an avatar that I was not familiar with, but no…it was these adorable little people, not just walking past me and around me, but one started flying while holding a balloon and then while I tried to not hyperventilate I found the source.

I believe 3

Now I knew something looked familiar, I did in fact already have some of the orchard trees and birds from events past, and so I searched my inventory and found that I had, in fact, some items from the various gachas before me, but an event and a gacha key does not even begin to explain what is actually going on here.

I believe 4

They move, they roam, they buy drinks and sit, and they climb ladders and size you up if you happen to be near, they socialise with each other and sometimes not only do they fly around you on balloons but sometimes they ride birds. Not only are they the most adorable things, but you can change their outfits with a HUD and the packaging they actually come in, which many would probably delete, also become interactive things they climb. They water the garden, they go for a swim, this is the most mesmerising little happening that will just make your day. We played more of the options at D-Lab and then ran home and unpacked and rezzed everything, and now it is the most calming space to just immerse yourself in, so if you search D-Lab in your inventory do not keep these delightful items trapped in your inventory, set them free.

I believe 5

I was still wearing these delightful shoes by Livalle and playing with the colour options, when I put on the yellow there was no turning back, I needed something to wear and found these unpacked jeans in my objects folder and beamed when they, of course, had yellow military stripes on them – there is that Bloggers fate in action – the top was easy, because I have been waiting for the right time to get my layered tshirt on. The HUD has the option of solid or striped sleeves as well as edge colouring or even off for the sleeves.

The hair is a fantastic style by Exile at this round of C88 and I could not stop my yellow love. This whole beautiful play area is just enhanced by this gorgeous countryside cottage by Unkindness that is also at C88 and will make the most divine studio space for someone, or an office, because the new year needs some organisation.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build

Countryside Cottage – Unkindness @ Collabor88

Gachas (various) – D-LAB

Raccoon Stump,  Squirrels – JIAN 

Location

Poses by

Purple Poses @ Collabor88

Sweet Lovely Cute – Body Language

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Chloe Mesh Head LeLutka

Klara Skin Applier – Glam Affair

Dynamic Mesh Hands (Bento Enabled), Deluxe Feet & Hourglass Physique Body Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers: Glam Affair

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers: set 37  Flair

Hair:

Persuasive – Exile @ Collabor88

Clothes:

Blake Skinny Cuff Jeans (FLF Hero) – Vinyl

Jennifer Round Neck – Addams

Shoes :

Lydia Mary Jane Creepers – Livalle @ Sanarae

Accessories :

KAHUKUIHUKU necklace – Mandala @ Uber

 

Ice Dancer

Ice Dancer

Wearing thermal when it is blisteringly hot outside is just how I live my SLife. This background prop by Fox City had me imagining a concert hall in the snow, and so this dancer would have to dress accordingly.

The romper that I made more a stomper with these great shoes by Livalle, is by Narcisse and at this round of TLC. It has edging, cuffs and buttons options on the HUD, which has arrows so that you can swap pages to find them. It went really well with my tinker leg warmers by Blueberry, that fit perfectly over my shoes if you use the flat option on the HUD that comes with.

These shoes have options also, changing the buckle to different metals, and the upper and strap of the shoes can be coloured separately than the sole and edge rim of the shoes, so cute.

The necklace is by Mandala and is actually one of seven that come either separately or as one attachment, and have stone and metal options. I am wearing the two shortest of the set, but plan on using the others in future posts, so nice also to have the grouped attachment option as well. I paired them up with some older earrings that are just fantastic.

The hair I am wearing is at C88 it comes with a hairbase mesh option, but I went with using appliers by LeLutka in my much favored widows peak look. The tail comes with a styling hud so you can give it more motion if needed. The skin is also at C88 and is by Glam Affair, a beautiful skin called Adaline that has such a soft and innocent look to it.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build

KPOP STAR – RARE1 – White Wolf – Fox City 

Brass Star Wall Decor [single type] = Soy @ Collabor88

Location

Poses by

Voir

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Chloe Mesh Head LeLutka

Adeline Skin Applier – Glam Affair @ Collabor88

Dynamic Mesh Hands (Bento Enabled) , Deluxe Feet & Hourglass Physique Body Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : Glam Affair

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 57  Flair

Hair:

Siren Ponytail – Beusy @ Collabor88

HBSE-NV-0003 HUD.Cloud – .LeLutka.

Clothes:

Noelle Thermal Romper – Narcisse @ The Liaison Collaborative

Tinker Legwarmers – Blueberry

Shoes :

Lydia Mary Jane Creepers – Livalle @ Sanarae

Accessories :

KAHUKUIHUKU necklace – Mandala @ Uber