Author: Sasy Scarborough

Snug as a Bug

Snug a bug

So a lot of editing tweaks occurred in my picture today, nothing to the decor, more of a me situation. These are not faults with items or anything like that, this is just the length of arms, size of hands, twist of leg etc. You cannot cater to all animations or poses with mesh, and pose creators cannot cater to all attachments. Seeing as in the olden days it was paint on body clothing, and now we have sometimes inches of mesh to navigate.

I am also not a perfectionist, but more of a ‘ I want to play with PS ‘ person, I also had the fun of sharing screen with Mel today and learning a few things about tools that I was wary of in the past. No tutorials today though, there was no real consistency to what I did and tweaked etc, so it is just more of a HERE is an MP4 gif of the before and after, so you can get a sense of things that can be altered just a little further. The main things that I had to fix was the hands, and the shirt. The shirt was more me finding it a need, than it actually really being one, more so because of the angle in which I took the picture.

The shirt is a boyfriend shirt by NYU that comes in solid colours, or these fabulous and very masculine stripes. I love this kind of shirt on guys, and if you can steal one for yourself, even better. I am wearing it over leggings that are appliers, as that gives you more wiggle room when layering with Mesh…it also helped them fit snuggly (with only small alpha help) into these amazing boots by Mutresse that are at this current round of Collabor88.

The boots have separate faces for all elements to the boots, so when I decided – based on the options that I got in this gorgeous hat hair by Exile – that I was going grey and yellow, it was a simple matter of turning parts of the boots grey, and then accenting with yellow, PERFECT! I love when items come together that way, and it was from two separate events, so even more fun.

The other two events situation, is in the form of the Cheeky Pea items I am lounging around amongst. This Ashby Garden Snug build is a cozy mountain hut like item, truly gorgeous, and suited my colour mood. Then the addition of some pieces from another release, the Hugge Set lent me elements in the form of rugs, ottoman and artwork…the frames being the same wood as the build just made it all WINNING!

For the sit, I was able to find an older group gift by oOo studio that was also an ottoman, the poses were already unpacked for you, because Oleanka is smart like that,  and Whimsy and I always unpack props and use the poses in our stands for other uses – it is a really good thing to do, because a tobbogan sit can be a stool sit, or a lay on towel at beach lay can be a lay on rug in living room because all the seats are taken lay. We also do the same thing with Ao’s putting them in our VR Studio posestand so that we can use them as poses, slowing down animations or just getting a true candid shot.

I hope you like the look, and I hope you looked at the before and after GIF and maybe got motivated to try more things in PS or Gimp if you like taking pics.

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 –

Ashby Garden Snug – Cheeky Pea @ Fameshed

Hugge Set pieces – Cheeky Pea @ Uber

Location –

Poses by –

oOo Studio

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka (no longer sold)

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Simone Mesh Head – LeLutka

Lilou Skin appliers – Lara Hurley

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

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : Lara Hurley

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set  138 – Flair

Hair:

Snow Fall – Exile (Gacha) @ The Arcade

Clothes:

My Boyfriend’s Shirt – NYU @ Fameshed

Tempter Leggings (appliers) – Flair

Shoes :

Nikki Boots – Mutresse @ Collabor88


Into the Lights

Into the Lights

I was looking for a little something to bring my look together, and felt my hair needed something more…when thinking more you think LODE and some great hair accessories are to be had. While all the floral sets I have were a bit too much, this butterflies attachment in black as a rare, was perfect. Then I was lucky enough to also find this amazing decor piece, that just changed the whole vibe. Both are gacha items from much older events, but you could luck out and get exactly what you need, it never hurts to play a LODE machine.

The dress I am wearing is by Pixicat, and with the addition of this capelet by Fashionably Dead, both items from C88, the dark and mysterious all comes together. I love the capelet, and it gives a little wicked purity to the look, then BAM! that dress, so sexy. Down the long legs, to the strappy heels by Vale Koer, that are very statement like in their slender straps, and just pointy enough toes.

Finishing off the look with this perfectly messy style by Monso, that can have you wondering, what exactly has she been up to…

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 –

Decor – Jar Lamps RARE – LODE

Location –

Poses by –

oOo Studio

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka (no longer sold)

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Simone Mesh Head – LeLutka

Lilou Skin appliers – Lara Hurley

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

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : Lara Hurley

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set – Flair

Giulia Lips Midtone *LeLutka Appliers* – Lara Hurley 

Hair:

Yeri – Monso @ Collabor88

Clothes:

Sultry Cape – Fashionably Dead @ Collabor88

Night Set Dress – Pixicat @ Collabor88

Shoes :

Clingy Heels – Vale Koer @ Collabor88

Accessories :

Head Accessory – Yeri [black] RARE – LODE


The Golden Age

Golden Age

I ended up golden again today, and it all came together with the help of this beautiful dress by The Annex. While it is based on fantasy theme, it has this beautiful textural bliss about it that I could not resist. I believe that a Hollywood Movie Star from the past would be made such a delicately delightful dress, that it would be a given that such a thing would be created exclusively for her, because she would be so spoiled that she would do nothing but stand, or sit around and be pampered… and because of that, no fabric was unwearable ( you know, like normal people not being able to wear linen ).

The hair by Exile is perfect for the look, and while I had been going with reds more of late, the blonde just suited to perfection. A bit of jewellery by LaGyo and the finishing touch the perfect shoes by Noir. They have such great detailing, that they really worked well with the dress.

I changed up my look with the help of some Deetalez skins I had not worn for a while, it is very shocking how much skins can change the look of a mesh head, and with the addition of a lipstick applier, I was done.

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 –

Doorway Prop – VR Foundry

Aradia Leaner Mirror Brass- The Loft & ARIA @ Collabor88

Barnabas wire chandelier – Second Spaces @ Collabor88

faux recessed light – tarte. 

Location –

Poses by –

Body Language – SLC

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka (no longer sold)

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Simone Mesh Head – LeLutka

Marie Head Applier & Physique, Hands and Feet (Slink) appliers- Deetalez

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

Wrinkly Lips Appliers – Deetalez

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 57 – Flair

Hair:

Rare Bird – Exile @ Collabor88

HBSE-NV-0002 HUD.Blonde – .LeLutka.

Clothes:

Blossom Dress 4  (Gacha Item) – The Annex @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival

Shoes :

Yves Heels – Noir  @ Collabor88

Accessories:

Night Collection Earrings & Necklace – LaGyo @ Collabor88

Golden Haze

Golden Haze

Happy Anniversary to the team over at HairOlogy. It has been a great year for hair lovers, and with this month being their birthday, you can benefit greatly with lots of gifts and exciting styles to be found.

The style I am wearing today is one by Iconic for the event, its a very alluring style, and it started off the whole look. Tempting you with the red waves, and enticing you with hints of gold and glamour. This perfect little black dress is by Cynful, and is part of this round of Collabor88. The buttons running down the sleeve, lead to the gold influence, and it all pulled together perfectly from there, the dress has many options, open and closed shirt, and contrast colours via hud, so much dress in such a tiny package. From the very short length, to the tops of these ‘spank me’ stockings by Luxuria…they have beautiful cursive detailing up the lower legs, and then seams to the top, very risque. Slipping the silky gams into these great dancing t-strap shoes by Ingenue, also a C88 release.

I had some luck with the gold and black influences, with this marvelous chandelier by Second Spaces, and then this amazing mirror feature by The Loft and Aria, also from C88 and definitely going to ritz up your abode. With much luck the Doorway prop by VR Foundry is mod and allowed me to set up the scene, open doorway and tint and add some shiny for the gold door and doorway. It comes with poses that are very striking, but I went with some I had from SLC.

Being all about the make it your own, I was looking for art for the walls, and instead came across these recessed ceiling lights by Tarte, search inventory is not so specific, but with some resizing, some tinting and some multiplying the individual light, I gave myself a wall feature. You can have a lot of fun with edit when available on items.

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 –

Doorway Prop – VR Foundry

Aradia Leaner Mirror Brass- The Loft & ARIA @ Collabor88

Barnabas wire chandelier – Second Spaces @ Collabor88

faux recessed light – tarte. 

Location –

Poses by –

Body Language – SLC

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka (no longer sold)

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Simone Mesh Head – LeLutka

Milla Skin applier – League

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

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : League

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 57 – Flair

LeLutka – Cookie lipstick set (5 colors) –Deesses Boutique

Figment Eyeshadow (LeLutka) – Elymode

Hair:

Persia – Iconic @ HairOlogy

Clothes:

Doppelganger Dress – Cynful @ Collabor88

Spank Me Stockings (appliers) – Luxuria

Shoes :

Bettine Heels (Slink Mid feet) – Ingenue @ Collabor88


Fields of Green

Fields of Green

Insolence creator Camilla Yosuke has returned to Second Life, and for us oldbies it is a very happy moment. Camilla is very talented, and her Lingerie was in everyones closet for many years. She was ahead of her time though when it came to skills, having 3d modeling experience already and no ability to use it, with the implementation of sculpties just making for more frustration. Now she has returned, and if her first release Dahlia is anything to go by, we are in for a very seductive ride into the future of this beloved brand.

The piping, underwire detailing is all superb, and I just love the french knickers style of panties for the set. They come in lovely textures in soft delightful colours, and I look very forward to more…hopefully we can convince her to make some playful wear all the time sets too, as running around the grid in underwear has always been a Second Life perk.

The necklace/choker I am wearing is the latest by Mandala. It is featured at this round of TMD, and seriously so so sexy. It comes with a fantastic metal changing hud, and the style, the fit, all of it is just marvelous. Getting my hair out of the way to show off these delights was a breeze, with one of the more recent styles by LeLutka, worn with the hairbase I am still hooked on. The incredible detailing to the floral band of this style is gorgeous, and has texture change options for the colouring. Must have pieces all around today.

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 –

Umberto Knole Sofa Leather – The Loft

Location –

Super Secret Place

Poses by –

Lyndz-matic

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka (no longer sold)

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Simone Mesh Head – LeLutka

Milla Skin applier – League

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

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : League

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 39 – Flair

Hair:

A-NV-0004 – LeLutka (Undivided section)

Hairbase 0004 – LeLutka (Undivided section – LeLutka heads only)

Clothes:

Dahlia Mesh Lingerie (Slink Hourglass)- Insolence

Accessories :

Hannya Chain Choker – Mandala @ TMD


She said Duty

She said Duty

The theme this round of Uber has a distinct Military vibe. If you are into that look, you are sorted for the next year of fabulous looks, it is an amazing array of awesome. Not part of Uber but timed very well, is this boiler suit by Rowne that is part of the most recent Luxe Box. You can get info on that from the credits.

The suit comes with different denim options, and is made for many body options, including Slink original and hourglass, making me very happy indeed. I am wearing with it, the adorable high heeled trainer/ankle boots from Breathe that are at the Swag event, and come with options to change elements of the boot, which came in handy to go with the awesome hat/hair by Wasabi Pills.

I always rave on about Hat/Hair, it is my true love. This style by Wasabi Pills at Uber is so awesome and so perfect I have been admiring it for days. It also comes with a without hat option, which is a great ponytail style, but HAT HAIR wins the day. It is also called Jane, which made me giggle at the Military nod on both the hat, and the naming, subtle but I got it.

With all this white and black perfection, I sought out a bag and came across this promo by Illi happening on Marketplace, it has texture change options for the bag and the straps, so white/black combo with ease.

Also perfect for options are the earrings by Mandala, currently at N21, they are just heavenly, and the shape, texture and just all around beauty of the details is Mandala all the way.

I am having a great time with these bunker set pieces by Cheeky Pea, so much fun, the posters are perfect, the lanterns are just wonderful and the crates and sandbags super military influenced, very cool set indeed, great for snuggling while waiting for a cease fire on some RP sim.

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 –

Anderson Bunker Poster, Lantern, Bags, Side Table – Cheeky Pea @ Uber

Location –

Poses by –

Adorkable (no longer available)

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka (no longer sold)

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Simone Mesh Head – LeLutka

Milla Skin applier – League

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

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : League

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 72 – Flair

Hair:

Jane w/ hat – Wasabi Pills @ Uber

Clothes:

Jeune Boiler Suit (Slink Hourglass) – Rowne (October Luxe Box)

Shoes :

Julia Boots – Breathe @Swag Fair

Accessories :

Haramita Earrings – Mandala @ N21

Handbag v2 – Illi