Pranayama

Pranayama

First up attention to the hair with great knitted beanie – please note I did add tendrils to fall to the sides, for a more realistic look as I am upside down. The hair is at this months round of Hairology, a great event for hair lovers. The beanie has different texture options, and the colour chosen just worked so well with the colour combinations I chose for the clothing items.

The clothing is a mix of Collabor88 releases, and a great sports bra that came with a FLF item a few weeks ago at Vinyl. The bra was just a part of the set, and came with a fatpack hud full of colours, a great deal even if purchased at full price.

With all the great hud options of the items, the Blueberry pants, the Addams shoes and the Vinyl bra, I was able to combine them all into the same mix of colours. I rearranged the amazing Yoga Studio by The Loft, and added a lovely Bamboo planter by Cheeky Pea, feeling all Zen now. Such beautiful pieces head to toe and surroundings. If you are limited in space in your SL, then I suggest finding such marvels as these, because when in smaller space, being this relaxed changes the feeling of confinement a lot.

The Yoga mat has postes, but I used some great ones by Voir that I had.

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 –

Yoga Studio – The Loft  @ Collabor88

Weathered Okugai Supa Bamboo Planter – Cheeky Pea

Location –

Poses by –

Yoga Poses – Voir 

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka (no longer sold)

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Simone Bento Head 2.3 – LeLutka

Gaia LeLutka Applier – YS&YS  @ Collabor88

Avatar Enhanced Mesh Hands, Deluxe Feet & Hourglass Physique Body – Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : YS&YS

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 57 – Flair

Hair:

Maddie – Kokolores @ Hairology

Clothes:

Minerva Joggers – Blueberry @ Collabor88

Dragon Sports Bra – Vinyl

Shoes :

Gloria Yoga Shoes (Slink Flat Feet) – Addams @ Collabor88


Red White and Black is the New Black

Red White and Black is the New Black

I love blogging when Mel is busy working, and then he gets all distracted by my awesomeness and decides that if I am going to be working out, that I should be in a cell. Well that happens, and when it works it works. Apparently something about my look needed locking away, with him having the only key, and I am fine with that. It also created some cool shadows.

The theme for Collabor88 this round is fantastic, with a really cool outcome from the designers. I did however implement some old and other items from various places, just to keep things me. I also modded like a BOSS, and am so excited by it, so will share.

Reign created these fantastic runners (sports shoes) in tip toe and flat versions. Now as a wearer of the very cool Deluxe feet by Slink with all five feet, left and right options in the HUD, I wanted to see if left and right shoes were a thing…alas no, but yay for Reign because the shoes are mod, the faces were editable to actually make the left and right feet of two of the styles of shoes included invisible.
So while you cannot see it, I have on four shoes. So I got the best of both worlds, found the right pose to use them that way and yay now I have hybrid shoes. Also the slip on version with the heel crushed down, those of you that were teens like me in the 80’s will remember that this was so popular but at a cost, a cost of getting in so much trouble from the parentals for ruining shoes…still did it though.

The shoes come with many colour options, sole colours, laces colours and some prints as well. I used the options to put together my red, black and white look, to work with the amazing highwaisted shorts by Tee*fy, also at C88. They come in two versions, with and without the laces, but with the real work out kind of atmosphere I felt that some strings needed tightening and I am all set.

Now for more HUD brilliance, this crop top by Vale Koer has options to change the texture on front and back of shirt, as well as sleeves, so the raglan look for me. I love when options like these are well thought out, it just adds the ability to really have fun with a look.

If you are going to get all sweaty and fit looking, it is always best to do so in Exile hair, because Kavar really knows how to get it up and out of the way, but still keep enough framing the face to go from woah to wow, especially when wearing the new LeLutka skin appliers by YS&YS that are part of C88’s January offerings, look how perfect and pouty the lips are, gorgeous.

This gym equipment is actually a much older gacha item from Nomad, and the swing chair was a past c88 item…but I love the masculinity of the pieces, and that with the cement space, it all came together great. A little bit of delicate girlyness in the form of these beautiful jewellery pieces by Izzie’s that are a gacha item at this round of Epiphany…there are initials huds to collect and special rare pieces.

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 –

The Gym Gacha – Nomad

gym rings swing canvas –Revival

Location –

Poses by –

!Bang

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka (no longer sold)

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Simone Bento Head 2.3 – LeLutka

Gaia LeLutka Applier – YS&YS  @ Collabor88

Avatar Enhanced Mesh Hands, Deluxe Feet & Hourglass Physique Body – Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : YS&YS

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 1 – Flair

Hair:

Rush – Exile @ Collabor88

Clothes:

Blake sporty shorts – Tee*fy @ Collabor88

Essential Crop Top – Vale Koer @ Kustom9

Shoes :

Arianna Sneakers – Reign @ Collabor88

Accessories :

Initial Bracelet & Cuff – Izzie’s @ Epiphany


LCKY & Collabor88 January 2017

Whimsy and I went shopping up a storm last night, we got to LCKY and it was a hard slog working out what boxes not to leave with. I decided to try out my new video editing software, and show you the hairs I purchased and the gorgeous items from this round of Collabor88 as well.

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 –

Verna ruffle curtain – Aria

Location –

Poses by –

Stand pose in LeLutka Head Hud

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka (no longer sold)

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Simone Bento Head 2.1 – Lelutka 

Ravenna Face Appliers – Glam Affair@ Collabor88

Avatar Enhanced Mesh Hands, Deluxe Feet & Hourglass Physique Body – Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : Glam Affair 

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 57– Flair

Hairbase 1 – Tableau Vivant @ Collabor88

Hair:

Uchi, Kim, Taya, Dalia, Zombie, Sierra, Iki II, Nami (The Seeker not shown) – LCKY Hair 

Clothes:

Goal Digger Dress – Cynful @ Collabor88

Shoes :

Tania Heels – Breathe

Accessories :


Know their Product

My first post over at SL Bloggers Support Group…

SL Blogger Support

So this is my first post on the Second Life Bloggers Support blog. The topic of today’s post comes from sitting on the many sides of the Hexagon, that is Second Life.

As a blogger you want to broaden your range, you discover a store, and you believe you have a tried and true method of communication. The problem is, that tried and true method can let you down, and you may not know it.

Take the time to know how a Designer wishes to be communicated with. If a creator had time to take random IMs all day, they would not hire staff, and while not all stores have staff, they still have preferred methods of communication. Now not to land in the hypocritical box on that one, if you have in the past spoken to or interacted with a designer, you may feel you have built a rapport with…

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Mantra

Mantra

I have been waiting for the moment to wear this amazing top by Stories Co./Flowey at this round of Collabor88. It just looked so comfortable, so perfect as a go to item, with a whole lot of casual created in a way that allows for much dressier looks. There are dark and light colours available, and as I opted for a more laid back look for the day, lights it is.

I was already smitten by it, but that escalated into so much love when I realised that the Dolores shorts by Addams fit under it like a dream. It is so exciting when that happens with mesh, especially when not even in the same event, so you know it was not intended, just pure awesomeness.

These boots, also a C88 item are straptacular – it is so a word – they look great, and even though using high feet, they don’t have a too high towering feel to them. I like that this look comes together without looking like a lot of effort went into it, well not on my side, sure as anything a ton of effort went into each and every piece by the creators, as that is how it is, and I am so grateful for that.

I am wearing one of the recent Lelutka applier skins by Glam Affair called Lucrezia, really lovely face, and love the make up options. I like being able to use the blend Slider in my LeLutka head hud to lighten make up options, it gives it so much range.

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 –

!Bang

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka (no longer sold)

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Simone Bento Head 2.0 – Lelutka 

Lucrezia Face Appliers – Glam Affair

Avatar Enhanced Mesh Hands, Deluxe Feet & Hourglass Physique Body – Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : Glam Affair 

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 58 – Flair

Hair:

Reina – Monso @ Collabor88

Clothes:

Quinn Shirt – Stories Co by Flowey @ Collabor88

Dolores Shorts – Addams

Shoes :

Desiree Boots – Noir  @ Collabor88


City Streets can’t be beat

In the City

It is peak summer season for me, and I was delighted to wake up to pouring rain this morning, because YUCK! hot, sticky, blech, summer. Winter is where it is at clothing wise, I love the season of boots, and proper coats, and this amazing coat by Mutresse with a skivvy included is all that and a bag of chips. Even more so that you get a hide option for the skivvy, making it a two looks in one extravaganza. Then with all the different colours possible to mix and match with the HUD…well seriously if you do not already have this coat, what are you waiting for?

I adore these shoes by Ingenue, that have an ankle boot kind of look, but an open shoe feel. Stunning heel work, and just the right height for taking care of business in the city. They are mid height shoes, so if you have mids or in my case Deluxe feet by Slink you are all covered.

I went for a great shopping trip the other day with Whimsy Winx, I had seen a pic on flickr for an event, and instead decided to give the mainstore a twirl. Titzuki has an incredible selection of clothing, and accessories with very high fashion influences. This bag is just gorgeous I purchased a few, and it comes with two different hold animations, one hand one forearm. I shopped like crazy and you should too.

This style by Exile is called Class Act, and it surely is, it is at this round of Collabor88, as are the coat and shoes. The event ends in a few days, and you will not want to miss out on click click buying through the whole event.

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 –

Street Style Star – The City RARE – Rowne

Location –

Poses by –

oOo Studio

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka (no longer sold)

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Simone Bento Head 2.0 – Lelutka 

Emily Face Appliers – Glam Affair

Avatar Enhanced Mesh Hands, Deluxe Feet & Hourglass Physique Body – Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : Glam Affair 

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 58 – Flair

Lipstick Applier – Adam n Eve

Hair:

Class Act – Exile @ Collabor88

Clothes:

Tita Coat – Mutresse  @ Collabor88

Shoes :

Anja Heels – Ingenue @ Collabor88

Accessories :

Caleidoscope Clutch – Titzuki


LeLutka Personal Library Packs

Today I want to share with you some information, and a video (something went really wrong with the video, so I apologise if it is not clear) ** My Video got fixed and I relisted it on Youtube** about the NEW LeLutka Personal Library pack you can purchase at the store.

This item was released with the very exciting Simone Bento head, which I am wearing in the video and picture, and I will go into that more later. Today it is about the Personal Library, and why if you don’t already have them, you will want to get them. Also for those that have previous LeLutka heads, these will work for them also – please note, that tattoo layers and omega appliers however will not work on the older heads.

The video shares a lot of the information, but I will also add a bit of text to this post, that may be useful.

You can save up to 8 slots per library, with unlimited copies of each library possible. You can save both LeLutka appliers and Omega appliers to the Personal Libary Huds. Tints done to any layer via the head hud will also save on the Library huds.

Omega appliers are touch specific, if constructed to do so, the upper section of the button will apply to the most sense making layer for that product, such as brows will apply to brows, lipstick to lips etc, the middle of an omega button will generally apply to all layers. This information was taught to me by Justyna Magne of Just Magnetized, as I was pressing the middle of the button and losing my other applications. So this is a great lesson for all Omega makeup users.

LeLutka Personal Library pack contains :

Personal Libraries Minimised Personal Libraries Maximised

LeLutka Heads Personal Library – All
This will save all layers to the one swatch, great for saving complete looks in one place. This is also great for progression looks, roleplay looks that decay or intensify.

LeLutka Heads Personal Library – Brow
This will save any appliers that have been created for the brow layer, not only brows but decorative looks can also inhabit this space,  bindis, piercing shadows, moles and beauty marks.

LeLutka Heads Personal Library – Eyelashes
Save eyelashes from many different stores or appliers. You could save individual lash looks or your favourite styles with different tint colours applied.

LeLutka Heads Personal Library – Eyeshadow
Create libraries in a range of same colours, seasonal pallettes or in types such as glittery, smokey and so on.

LeLutka Heads Personal Library – Hairbase
Gather all your hairbases into one easy location by colour, style or creator.
IMPORTANT!
The Hairbase layer for LeLutka heads is its own UV so not the SL default UV. Other stores will possibly create their hairbases on the tattoo layer to achieve the look they need. If an applier is made on the tattoo layer, you cannot save it to a hairbase hud, you have to save to a tattoo hud.

LeLutka Heads Personal Library – Lipstick
You can save specific colours, styles as desired. Some tattoo appliers may also use the Lipstick layer for coverage,  in this event you may want to use the ALL option.

LeLutka Heads Personal Library – Skin
This is an excellent way to streamline your skin addiction. Collect all skins by one creator in the tone/s of choice and make one or more libraries. This way you can not only get organised and possibly pack up and reduce inventory clutter, but you will most likely fall back in love with many of your skins. It is a fantastic way to see obvious differences between skins of the same creator.

LeLutka Heads Personal Library – Tattoo
Tattoos cover so much ground, you have freckles, moles, decoration, and actual tattoos. This gives you the opportunity to collect them all and organise them as needed. You will also need to use the tattoo library in case of Hairbase needs.

LeLutka Heads Outfit Applier

Outfit Applier

Use for all outfits, different looks creating an instant attach and applied product. It will only affect the sections that were saved, so if you did not apply to hairbase or lipstick it will not change the ones currently worn, which opens it up to more possibilities if you want to just be suddenly covered in dirt or blood and not have it alter your skin and other layers, you would just apply and save only that layer when creating it.

All libraries & Outfit Appliers are modify/copy permissions, so you can rename them as you need. Also include the details of store names used in libraries in the description to help with crediting, or just to remember where your favourite pink lippy came from.

LeLutka Head Hud

Save slots are also available on the regular LeLutka head hud, four slots per layer, no all function.

Go for Gold

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 –

oOo Studio

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka (no longer sold)

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Simone Bento Head 2.0 – Lelutka 

Emily Face Appliers – Glam Affair

Avatar Enhanced Mesh Hands, Deluxe Feet & Hourglass Physique Body – Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : Glam Affair 

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 57 – Flair

Hair:

Deidre  – Wasabi Pills  @ Collabor88

Clothes:

Sparkling Skirt – Pixicat @ Collabor88

Babytux Bra – One Bad Pixel

Shoes :

Margot Slippers – Slink

Accessories :

Sparkle Necklace – Yummy @ Collabor88

Items used in appliers storage video from :

YS&YS,  Glam Affair, Sn@tch, Elymode, Bloom, Izzie’s, Pink Fuel, Deeses, ITGirls, LODE, Just Magnetized, League, Adam n Eve, Ghost Ink, Zodiaco, Alaska Metropolitan,