Monthly Archives: February 2012

Bring in the clowns

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I did my usual event visit on sunday morning, which for me is always the best time for shopping, most of the US folks are still asleep, and i can run about big events almost lagless, and oh boy i had two of them to see this weekend. EPOCH Legend and Spring Fashion 2012: Mix+Mesh and i also had to stop by at The Dressing Room.

I have been trying to keep up with most big event´s like Back to Black and The Festival of Sin since i started blogging more seriously, so my posts have featured items from these events regularly

I will start with EPOCH Legend, and what i can say is wow it involves 3 locations, a lot of amazing creators, a lot of imagination and 3 separate themes i fell in love with totally, and i probably would have ended up buying everything if i could. You can also follow their blog, shopping guide, or their Flirck group, or visit the Creator´s Café.

I did do some shopping from all 3 locations and will try to post to each of the 3 themes, so here it is the first one, clowning:

I have to confess one thing, I hate clowns, they terrify me, i get shivers and cold sweats when i see one, a picture of one, and sometimes a simple red nose.

Everything about clowns screams to me sleazy and creepy, and i used this pretty Love Soul makeup and hair/hat because it´s more of a Pierrot mood then actually more so clownish, i still could not get myself to take a full frontal pic of it, shame on me and my phobias.

I also got this lovely tent by Five minutes after a store i had never heard about but ran to as soon as i saw the tent in the shopping guide even before the event was open, and loved.

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: YS & YS Alice (The Dressing Room)
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural MESH Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones: Mesh Lashes
Hair: Love Soul – Clown*EPOCH-Legend (EPOCH Legend – clowning)
Dress: Willow – The Picard Dress – Tessellations (EPOCH Legend – Art of Escher)
Boots: lassitude & ennui – Flutter boots cardinal (Back to Black)
Stockings: Izzie’s - Tights half sheer inside
Makeup: Love Soul – Makeup*clown* (EPOCH Legend – clowning)

Tent: Five minutes after

The second big event i visit was Mix+Mesh, and i was amazingly disappointed by it, extremely high prices, lack of demos for mesh items (really? how does someone buy mesh without even trying it?), i also saw a lot of work done from templates about (that is not always a bad thing tho, some original work can come from templates), There was some good work there, i won´t deny it but overall it was a very big disappointment and i ended up not actually buying anything.

And finally The Dressing Room, god i love it so much and this time i love it even more, after a little controversy later in the week about their invited guest the organizers showed why i love this venue, fast response and admirable principles, so a big hurrah for The Dressing Room.

For now that´s it, remember i still have to do photographs for two more of EPOCH themes The Art of Escher and Beast.

52 Weeks of colour – Dandelion

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I have never did 52 weeks of colours, Luna´s jubilee challenge, because i just happened to have this lovely dress with the perfect colours and mood for a waiting for spring blog.

It as been extremely fun to do pictures with snow and winter colors, but i guess everyone in sl is already a little tired of the cold, so here it is my first participation in 52 weeks of colour., Dandelion.

I love this dress the colour is gorgeous and vibrant, i had also never tried couvertoure before and was delighted to see their shop with quite a few lovely mesh items, their pillows are gorgeous, in the meanwhile i had just recived this lovely necklace from CoLLisions available for Taste of SL,

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: Mynerva – Kianna
Wasabi Pills – Monique
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural MESH Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones: Mesh Lashes
Dress: couverture - Vintage one-piece
Leggings: couverture - kiyoshi-leggings (gatcha at store)
Boots: TonkTastic – 50′s Jump Boots
Socks: TonkTastic – Sock Tops
Necklace: CoLLisions – Stitch in Time Necklace (Taste of SL)
Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics -Triumphant Makeover

Props:
Painting from Lisp
Baffle! – Teatime (Back to Black)

Sun/Moon+Projectors for Photography

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The subject came up on plurk today thanks to Shay, and i found the time to do a little tutorial. The initial question was: How to get a nice picture in a simple background?

I asked if she was using projectors, since it is the simpler, easiest, and better resulting way to do it, apparently not many people know projectors yet, and is such a wonderful tool for not only photography, but hopefully also building in the future.

So since i had some time on my hands i did this little tutorial in 5 easy steps .

The final result (in this case with two projectors, to cast two shadows on the wall)

This post would not have been possible if not for this one: Lighting projectors: adding depth to SL a wonderful blog by Inara Pey.

Have fun and enjoy!

ETA: I started a post witht his Tutorial here in SLUniverse.

And thanks to Marianne Little  i got the link to this Tutorial that expands further on the creative use of projectors.

Spirit

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This place is so beautiful, one of the most inventive and original places in SL in a long time.

Spirit by claudia222 jewel of which you can find more info on here and visit here is one of the most popular and well done installation in Second life at the moment and i couldn´t miss out on the chance to visit and take some photographs at.

So i packed up my things, some new pretties from my first blogger bags, something i collected at Festival of SIN, Back to Black, Flux, and another great recent find, the Meta Body Project, and headed down to enjoy the place who´s name Spirit, describes it so well.

Wearing:
Shape: Mine
Skin: Meta Body – Lizard skin (freebie)
Eyes: Meta Body – Lizard eyes (freebie)
Hair: booN – TUN247
Body Suit: Nemesis – Friendship bodysuit (Back to Black)
Boots: lassitude & ennui – Selene boots
Thights: Izzie’s – abstract zebra
Jewelry:
Necklace: Schadenfreude – Skull Mardi Gras Beads (FLUX event gatcha)
Piercings: Collisions – Malice Facial Piercings & Tattoo Set (Festival of SIN)
Tattoos:
Pin me Down: Fade
Pin me Down: Set7
Collisions: Tamfo Bebre (Festival of SIN)
Props:
Virtual Props – The Snake Charmer Pose Set (Festival of SIN)
note: some of these items are bloggers packs offers by the following stores: Collisions and Pin me Down

My Nasty Sins

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The Festival of SIN is up since Saturday, I stopped by on sunday morning trying to avoid the lag that is usual during these events.
After going tru most of it slowly, and mostly camming about, I managed to do some shopping, and reflected about all my nasty and delightful little sins.
Greed is one of my worst ones, of course like most bloggers I want all the things my hoarding abilities extend from everything, clothes, textures, shoes…And i can´t be stopped. Halp!!!

Wrath, it comes and it goes, sometimes it´s understandable, sometimes it´s not warranted like everyone else´s. Aww poor man who faces a woman´s wrath.

 I can´t sing, I never could, i tried honestly, to learn but even years in a choir did nothing, it´s a gift I certainly lack, while others where naturally born to do it and I definitely envy them.

This is the one sin i give into daily, gluttony, one of my many vices is chocolate, I know, I know. I love it so much, I cannot stay away from it, so what I decided some years ago is, have a little piece of chocolate everyday, it doesn´t have to be big, but have it.

Ah, Lust! Don´t we all lust for that special someone? I love you Darwie.

I try not to be proud but sometimes it will hold me back from picking up that phone and saying I´m sorry.

Sloth and telly go so well together, sometimes it doesn´t matter what´s even on, sometimes it´s just background noise, others is perfect for a bowl of popcorn and some cuddling in the couch.

Visit the Festival of SIN open until the end of February Festival of SIN

Wearing:
Skin: Mynerva – Kianna
Eyes: Candace Hudson – Glossy Brown Moss
Hair: Elikatira – Here
Skirt: Perception – Shetland Wool Skirt
Top: Ingenue – Wanda Halter
Shoes: lassitude & ennui – Mesh Boudoir mules (Festival of SIN)
Rings: Schadenfreude´s Gatcha (Festival of SIN)
Makeup:
PIDIDDLE – Wrath Set (festival of SIN)
M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Lavendar Frost eyeshadow (Group gift)
Props:
Microphone: estetica: diva 2 (Festival of SIN)
[LAP] – Bet Your Bottom Dollar (Festival of SIN)

   
Thanks darwie for making this little vid for me.

Back to Black 2

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I didn´t want to leave Back to Black on a negative note because there is always hope, love for everyone who´s life is affected. So no matter how dark and grey things are, there are always a few butterflies to catch and dance with so that joy can follow us where ever we go.

Wearing:
Shape: Mine
Skin: Mynerva – Kianna
Hair: Elikatira – Over
Dress: Style A&B – Orquidea Sunshine dress (Back to Black)
Shoes: Perfect 10 Spring in Bloom Heels (Back to Black)
Eyes: Candace Hudson – Glossy Brown Moss
Butterflies: Alirium (group gift)

P.S. I love you

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New elikatira mesh, yes i am screaming like a little girl and is so pretty, i always loved her work even before this incarnation now it´s even better in mesh. And was my choice for this Valentines blog, a story of long distance love and the frustration of not having the one you love near you. Happy Valentines everyone, take the time to enjoy those you love, near or far.

 
  
  Wearing:
Shape: Mine
Skin: Mynerva – Kianna
Eyes: Laqroki – Reflect truedark eyes
Hair: Elikatira – Abbey
Pants – JANE – wide leg pant.loungers
Sweater: Maitreya – Athena Sweater
Boots: Maitreya Alexa Wedges
Makeup:
M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Blackest Night Shadow (eyeshadow)
M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Mouthy Mock- Charming [lip/teeth]Bed by Baffle! (snowman hunt)

Back to Black

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Not much to say about this event except it´s certainly worth visiting Back to Black:

“Shop hundreds of exclusive fashion items by dozens of participating designers at Back to Black, a mental well being awareness event by CHIC Management.”

Read the testimonies and help those who have to live with situations that not only affect them but all their loved ones.

 
 
 
 

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: Glam Affair – Valentine skin (The dressing Room)
Eyes: Candace Hudson – Glossy Brown Moss
Hair: booN
Dress: u.f.o – spread black ink (Back to Black)
Shoes: Ingenue – Gatsby Heels (COLLABOR88)
Neck and shoulders piece: Shi (Back to Black)
Chair: Lisp
Poses: Several besides one chair sit from several locations

 
 

Stay…

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This one is a very different kind of blog post, sometime ago while talking to a friend we talked about perspective and how people see the same situation in different ways.

So me and my partner decided to give this a try, we picked together 3 different poses each picked an outfit and each took 3 pictures in the same couple pose, the idea was to see how we see us in the same situation, and was lovely seeing myself tru his eyes.

Shaman´s eyes
 
 
Ely´s eyes

I am not gonna analyse any of these pics, because i would probably suck at it all i can say is i do love his pics, the warmer colors and his use of shadows probably more than i love mine.What i did take from this is i wish i could see myself more tru others peoples eyes so far i love the results. Thank you darwie for doing this with me.

Ely
Skin: Mynerva -Kianna Apricot
Eyes: Cool Beans – Soulful Eyes – Autumn
Jacket: Mon Tissu
Jeans: Zaara : Classic Jeans
Boots: TonkTastic – 50′s Jump Boots
Socks: TonkTastic – Sock Tops Add-On
Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmestics

Shaman
Skin and Shape: PXL – Daniel (shape was modified)

Hairbase: MCCXI – hairbase
Eyes: DNA- Rady
Jeans: Hoorenbeek – Classic Jeans
Jacket: Hoorenbeek – Corduroy Jacket – Mesh – Beige – M
Shirt: Hoorenbeek – Shirt for Jacket – Mesh – LightBlue – HighRise
Shoes : 380 – Voyager