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Big Plans

Big Plans

A hotel corridor can make for some interesting photo opportunists, groups of people, solo options, night and day or even different time periods depending on the situation. Just like history it helps when you remember a time in yours when the product bag was a suit carrier, making for a great prop for this picture – and this is why I do not delete old things, even the bags/boxes come in useful.

This is a corridor prop by FOXCITY that is at this round of Kustom9 and it is delightful. Adding some decor and turning on the light (not scripted just did that by selecting the face of the inside of the lamp and making it a light) really made for a lovely scene.

Adding the very girly new Cami top by Vinyl also at K9 and it has an older styling look, but with a modern twist of the great pants. The lace of the cami has colour change options, and the colours available for the it are just beautiful. Important to note, the keyhole cut out in the cleavage region needs you to possibly alter your cleavage slider in your shape setting, this is often the case when items have some kind of feature in that zone, because of being built on a shape type in software that is not always the same in world. So if your breasts are closer together it can warp the mesh, you may have seen this on bras in the past and not known the cause, well that is it :) a very simple alteration and you are done. It also makes a lot more sense in this style of top, as it isn’t a structured enough style to be pushing them together anyway.

The jewellery pieces by Yummy were perfect in the girly girlness of the top and the hair which is a new release by Exile just fit the bill. I am wearing a Skin by Lara Hurley that is at the current Skin Fair, and it is very youthful and pretty, with brow options and lips and eyeshadows. There are also other appliers for lipsticks available.

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

Photo Booth – Meet You There – FOXCITY @ Kustom9

Sugar suitcase miss daisy – Tentacio

Marble Coffee Table (edited) – Pilot

Mirror – Industria Collection Gacha – Ex Machina

Tulips in Vase – We in London – Tableau Vivant

Location

Poses by

MaVie

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Chloe Mesh Head LeLutka

Amy Skin Applier – Lara Hurley @ Skin Fair

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

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : Lara Hurley

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 8 Flair

Hair:

Marcia Marcia Marcia! – Exile

Clothes:

Digi Lace Cami – Vinyl @ Kustom 9

Tre Linen Bootcuts – Vinyl @ Fameshed

Shoes :

Margot Ballet Slippers – Slink

Accessories :

Spring Bouquet Necklace and Ring – Yummy

Those Late Night Blues

Those Late Night Blues

I am pretty sure I have mentioned before how Whimsy Winx can just create a scene in minutes from her inventory, and have done many a post using those areas. Lately when we go shopping and she buys any backdrops etc that I also tend to buy, she is the first to unpack – she likes to claim first rights – but that usually benefits me, because I log in and find myself surrounded, and inspired. Such was the case of this awesome backdrop/prop. When wanting something to really capture the late night awesomeness of this dress  this scene really had me thinking of those times where going to some random place to find a note on the back of a car told you the location of some pop up rave party and off you went. Finding yourself climbing through a broken wall or up some fire-escape steps to enter the back of some gutted factory. Those were the days.

The build also has a great big neon sign and while not really visible and not actually casting the light, I used my VR Studio and rezzed some lighting and controlled it via the VR Studio HUD and coloured it to suit. I don’t usually do coloured lights but this was really perfect, to not only set the mood, the environment etc, but to also show off the fabulous materials set in this dress and these shoes by Narcisse.

My favourite thing about this dress other than the texture and materials is the lacing aspect, not only because it is dead sexy, but because it is done so in a much more appealing way. My bum is not exposed only my cheek is, there is enough visible, without all being visible and that is definitely hotter and more realistic. Because of that it has a sense of belief that the amount showing is up to the wearer, the ties could be tighter or a size smaller worn and looser – this is of course not the case, but it alludes to the mindset – which creates a whole how much could I tug on it before it would give…

The shoes are also by Narcisse and while not at the same event, you will want to make the trip to get them. These look fabulous with the dress, but I also have such a desire to wear them with suit pants, or a pencil skirt because they have a definite authoritarian vibe going on with them that is hot. The shoes have all manner of texture change options in the fatpack, and again the materials cause them to reflect lighting perfectly look at that red light sashay across the leather.

This hair is a MUST HAVE it is from Sintiklia and available at BLUSH which closes on the 18th and is a fabulous event, so well layed out and just too many fineries. The hair is so soft and delectable that with the styling hud giving you options of left or right front and behind, it is just everything right now. I got the Naturals pack which is my go to pack in most hair stores, if you do it, I will get it, for bloggers, store owners and the like it is the perfect taster of colours because you just don’t know when you need to not be blonde that day or need some firey red in your life.

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

Neck Pose HUD – Amacci

Props, Furniture, Build

Antisocial – Ninety

Location

Poses by

MaVie

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Chloe Mesh Head LeLutka

Bianca Skin Applier – Murray @ Skin Fair

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

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : Murray @ Skin Fair

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 8 Flair

Hair:

Xia Hair – Sintiklia @ Blush

Clothes:

Nelly Lace Up Dress – Narcisse @ Kinky Monthly

Shoes :

Andrea Lace up Heels – Narcisse @ The Liaison Collaborative 

Accessories :

Coffin Nails Empire

Amacci Neck Poses HUD – YS&YS @ Skin Fair

Marvelous MaVie Natalie - YS&YS

Carina Larsen of Amacci has released a fantastic new Neck Pose HUD that gives you 31 options to move your neck, very quick and easy, giving you so many options for your photos, whether they are for blog posts, fashion pictures, or vendor ads.

I am using some great poses in this post from MaVie by Mavi Beck. There is a 50% OFF SALE in her store and on Marketplace at the moment, no set end date at this time, so make sure you check those out, there are amazing editorial style poses.

I am featuring a Skin Fair exclusive skin by YS&YS in this post, it is the Natalie skin and it is just lovely. Great lipstick, eyeshadow/liner and blush/moles/freckles options on the HUD with brows and no brows options available. I am wearing tone 02. I used to wear 04 and then slowly lightened up over the years.

This top by Tee*fy really inspired my look, it is a stunning creation, and I just love the femininity of it. Then adding some beautiful hair roses by LeLutka and the most amazing earrings that I got at On9 when shopping with Ashia and Whimsy. There is also a glorious necklace choker style piece that is epic, but the earrings won me over and I have been wearing them for days.

MaVie SALESkin Fair 2018Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Neck Pose HUD – Amacci

Props, Furniture, Build

Location

Poses by

MaVie

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Spencer Mesh Head LeLutka

Natalie Skin applier – YS&YS @ Skin Fair 2018

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

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : YS&YS

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 38  Flair

Hair:

Lia – Mina

Clothes:

Coco Flowy top – Tee*Fy @ Collabor88

Sadystika’s Flare Jeans – Cynful

Shoes :

Siren Stilettos – Slink

Accessories :

Scare Earrings – Shanghai @ On9

Anya – Slink Petite Augment – Adam n Eve – Skin Fair 2018

Anya - Adam n Eve
Adam n Eve Tones 0AB

Adam n Eve Tones CDE
I have been watching all the great posts done by Bloggers for this years Skin Fair. Official Bloggers of the event were asked to include a specific number of posts in the ‘Old School’ format, that in Second Life Blogging usually means a composite of pictures of either tones or make ups of a skin. Going back years this was done on every skin post by many bloggers, but faded away for more of a look book, look of the day style of posting.

I have seen a few mentions on how this is out of peoples comfort zone, and they are not sure how to go about it etc. We all struggled back in the day, many had tricks or processes they would use, actions in PS and the like, then along came Photoscape and made life very easy on everyone. This software is not only easy for Bloggers and those that do not have PS at all it has a huge arrangement of editing options, but the section focused on today is the Page section which is like a whole lot of smart objects you can drag and drop to.

I am today featuring the lovely new skin at Skin Fair by Adam n Eve. Adam n Eve skins were skins I wore for my first few years Blogging, every day…another thing that happened in the olden days was one skin – and its options – were worn for sometimes years – they also were about ten times the price of skins now, so we are lucky to have so many options so readily available and an event like Skin Fair just shows such a great range of options and stores to make note of to visit in future.

The skin is called Anya and it has such a lovely face, worn in my picture with the Spencer LeLutka head. Adam n Eve has made the skin a one click apply and detach HUD option in the LeLutka version, so you can drop it straight into an outfit and bam you are done.

It has no brows as the base skin and there are brow options available. Adam n Eve has also updated their body appliers to give more options and today I am also wearing the new Slink Petite Augment which means I can have smaller breasts that the original body breast size could lower too. This is an add on piece that you wear after wearing the body, and it will remove the mesh from underneath and voila you have a whole new shape to play with. At the moment the Augment is too new for mesh clothing, but applier clothing looks fantastic on it, and I just really liked how the combination of the Petite Augment went with my Hourglass body. I also love this top. The reason I combined the Adam n Eve with the Petites is that they have shading options in their body appliers allowing for a softer look for smaller breasts, they even have a de-hanced look which is as close to flat as you can get.

Going with a more casual style the top and these amazing pants by Ison really fit my lazy days bill. Coupling them with these amazing shoes by Zaara – there are so many options to personalise these shoes and the jewel encrusting is magnificent as always with Zaara pieces – that are at this round of Collabor88.  The shoes and the look really kept up with this amazing prop build and the hair choice from Mina not only suited the beautiful skin and my look overall, but the location and pose. Got to love when that happens.

The petites also made me smile with glee, when looking for a little something extra to wear, I put on this great talisman necklace also by Zaara and loved that no editing whatsoever needed to happen because my breasts were not in the way or clipping.

To show off the skin tones available I chose the beautiful lingerie by Mutresse also at Collabor88. This lace style is a bit more revealing than I wear frontally on my blog, but you are used to that by now. It comes in an abundance of colours and some gorgeous options to change, and once I went all black I just couldn’t resist colouring the bow on my bottom. You will actually see the HUD in my video so much to choose from and the style is just divine.

When visiting Skin Fair there is a complexity limit for the first week, so that lag can be decreased. It is set to 50K at this time which is an ample amount to still keep your bodyparts on as needed, just tone down your hair wearing complexity, possibly just use a hairbase and you will want to see your body appliers etc, so using an applier swimsuit can help, then derender everyone and turn down your draw distance and you will be good to go.

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

Spanish Patio – Exposeur

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Spencer Mesh Head LeLutka

Anya Skin – Adam n Eve @ Skin Fair

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

Petite Augment – Hourglass fit – Slink @ Skin Fair

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : Adam n Eve

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 39  Flair

Hair:

Shelley – Mina Hair

Clothes:

Marta Lingerie – Mutresse @ Collabor88

Long Sleeve cotton top – Appliers – Eyelure

Slouch Cotton Pants – Ison

Shoes :

Padma Mojari Shoes – Zaara @ Collabor88

Accessories :

Banjara Silver Talisman Necklace – Zaara

Alessa the Undressa

League Alessa @ Skin Fair 2018 Alessa the Undressa

Skin Fair is approaching fast, and we have been over one full sim so far with early access as Bloggers, and you are going to have to dress for the occasion, making sure you wear appliers to quickly turn off or on as needed in a hurry, and hair that is off the face, actually just hairbases are probably better.

One of the things that the organisers did this year was request that Official Bloggers of the event cover the event OLD SCHOOL! which in the skinning world is showing as many of the details as possible in a post. It doesn’t mean you have to not do a pretty arty picture in your usual style, it just means you also need to really bring attention to the skin/s themselves.

This is how we used to blog skins before appliers were a thing, before skins were in such abundance and we used to wait months for a big skin release. There were those that did naked, there were those that shot in lingerie and swimsuits. Close ups of the faces and full length, with some major descriptions, because back then there used to be so many layer options that you had to keep track of, now with appliers you are able to turn on different uppers and lowers and add brows etc. In the olden days, you had one skin having upwards of 40 different system skins in all manner of options. It was a great way to share information with the readers, and based on what was shown, what was shared, you often got a lot more information than the demo could give. That has changed a lot now too. I have missed doing posts like that, and while not an Official Blogger for the event, I was granted early access along with SL Bloggerati members, so decided to kick it old school anyway.

League has made gorgeous Exclusives for the event (only exclusive during the event as in not sold at stores until it closes for the year).

The Alessa skin is a LeLutka applier and if you are a League customer you will notice the NEW HUD options as they have changed slightly to give you more opportunities of wear. The base skins (no makeup) have 4 Brows and a No Brows option as part of the skin. Then there are 5 Eyeshadows that are now on the eyeshadow layer, this means that you can use them not only with your League Alessa skin, but could also wear them with any other League LeLutka skin applier you may have…also due to the rerouting option on the LeLutka head, you could mix them with other options or stack as you see fit.

Then there are 5 eyeliner options, catseyes and swoosh styles that are from fine to thick and just gorgeous, they come on the eyeshadow layer also, but again rerouting means you could stack them on the tattoo layer over the shadows. Then there are these amazing glossy lip colours, they are more like liquid gloss than lipstick, and they look amazing, you can even blend them with the LeLutka HUD to soften them. I have shown a mix of the options on the HUD but you can try more with the demos.

Then you have a mix of moles or freckles with the remaining five buttons on the HUD so you have combinations that you will have a great time mixing together. There are also clear buttons on the HUD but you can do the same with the LeLutka head HUD so whichever is easier.

Because there are so many head options and shape variables, League has included an A and a B option of the Skins, they vary only slightly but depending on your head and its shape, you may prefer one over the other, but as both are included you could even use both to occasionally change your look just that little bit.

There are shapes also at the event, and some brows and lipstick options for purchase, the lipsticks also have the A and B and they really do change your look. I haven’t taken pics of those as of yet, because I got distracted by my own hotness. Well that and the lovely hair by Exile that is at Blush at the moment,  and just suited my whole mood for this post.

Then we have this lingerie that if you saw this at Frou Frou event and did not get it you need to go back it is hot hot hot. It also comes in separate pieces even though the demo is all in one, which upon reading the notecard demo I realised and that was an instant yes from me. You only have a few more days to go there, so get prepared for all the lovelies to be found.

What better way to show the skin and lingerie than a fantastic bedroom set by Cheeky Pea that is at this Mod Round of Uber. Love the linen on the bed, and this magnificent headboard, the chest of drawers is so fun also in its vintage look. It is gorgeous and such great duo tone colours for a mixed room.

Skin Fair 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

Tippi Bed, Closet & Flowers – Cheeky Pea @ Uber

Location

Poses by

Exposeur

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Spencer Mesh Head LeLutka

Alessa Skin – League @ Skin Fair 2018

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

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : League

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 57 Flair

Hair:

The Idea of Her – Exile @ Blush

Clothes:

Anais Lingerie – Big Beautiful Doll @ Frou Frou

Skin Fair – Not Soon Enough

Skin Fair - Not Soon Enough

So this post was a hoot to bring about, I honestly had the skeleton needing skin idea a few days ago, finally got in to make it happen, felt lonely clones myself and then ended up looking like an Album Cover. Have to love how SL Blogging can grow from a kernel of an idea into a complete tree.

So the thing of it is this, SKIN FAIR IS COMING! and I like the majority of the grid am super excited. It is an annual event spanning two sims, and has mesh bodyparts, skins, makeups, shapes and tattoos, everything you can wish for at a Skin Fair as big as this.

The event has been running for many years now, and always has such a great mix of looks and varieties of items to cater to many needs by many people, even if on a budget you are sure to find either an item to buy there and then, or to make note to put on your personal wish list for a future purchase. Like any annual fair it also enriches your knowledge of creators out there, that you may not normally be exposed to. So whether on the look out for a new skin, or any of the other options available, visit anyway, take some friends and explore all the options. Demos will be sent out in their group, so to keep up to date with all things Skin Fair and Pale Girl Productions, visit their website HERE.

PaleGirlProductions Presents Skin Fair 2018

The Backdrop I am using is this incredible pipes set by Paparazzi that is at this round of Shiny Shabby, we went nuts when we saw it, and the texture work is incredible for many pictures in various angles etc, I thought it was perfect for my pic, as it looks like I was part of some kind of toxic waste accident.

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

BACKDROP – Pipes Walkway – Paparazzi @ Shiny Shabby

Location

Poses by

Le Poppycock

One Day

One Day

When I saw that Black Bantam had done Slink Pointe/Deluxe feet Ballet Sneakers I got so excited. They are part of their adorable release for this round of The Arcade, and not only are they great to look at, they are tintable, which means the colour options are pretty much unlimited, and you can actually change independent parts so that you can create a mixed look.

I thought about the type of picture I wanted to do, and was thinking about how there are so many girls out there that want to dance, have dancing running through their souls 24/7 but may just have to also do boring day jobs to afford dance classes, but even while emptying the trash or reloading some stock, there is a moment in which dancing cannot be turned off.

Mixing them with the great new bodysuit by Blueberry, and the denim shorts that fit snuggly over them (using the tucked in option of Bodysuit) I was definitely ready to blow this popstand and dance my buns off, my blueberry buns.

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

Backdrop Scene #1 – Lemon and Wetcat

Cardboard Box Cart – Soy

Home Improvement, Life’s a Mess – Second Spaces

Location

Poses by

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Spencer Mesh Head LeLutka

Esther Skin – YS&YS @ The Chapter Four

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

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : YS&YS

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 99  Flair

Hair:

A-NV-0003 – LeLutka

Clothes:

Frappe Bodysuit, Frappe Shorts – Blueberry

Shoes :

Tintable Street Ballet Sneaker (<3 These Things) Gacha – Black Bantam @  The Arcade