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Post 16 Fashionable Relay Challenge

Fashionable Relay Challenge

Post 16 is up and Brandy of Exile Gear is kickin with so many fantastic colours to choose from, passing the baton on to Dove Swanson who will move it and shake it I am sure.

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Sprocket

A quickie today.
sprocket

The Sexy Velvet dress is from a store called Sassy Kitty, so how could I resist.I actually came across it on xstreet and decided I was in the mood for taking a gamble, I can’t help it but xstreet still feels that way for me, onrez was so safe *sighs*.

Anyway I purchased this dress and it was exactly as I hoped it would be, actually a bit sexier on I have to admit. The fabric is lovely, and the ring cut outs are very shagadelic. I tp’d over to the actual store last night at Sassy City – have to admit feeling a touch corny being there – and grabbed these fabulous Skull gloves, for 20L they were a bargain and a half and come in other colours and other prints, but skully ones are a Must Have.

Wanting to wear something that was going to show off the New Grace Skin by PXL this dress was it. The new skin has a very charismatic face, beautifully shaded with full lips and a great nose, if you haven’t already worked it out I have a thing about my nose.

The body detailing is as usual very meticulously carried out, Hart Larsson of PXL takes a lot of pride in his attention to detail, there are alot of options in the Grace Skins, there are 7 lip colours and 4 eyeshadow/make up options as well as dfferent brows and freckles versions also.

There are also different ways of fat packing the skins, by either purchasing based on eye make up or lipstick. THe liquid liner effect especially in this one shown is just lovely.

The boots I am wearing in both pics are from Lya, they are the Valentina slouch boots, they are beautiful leather ankle boots, with gorgeous colours and the ability to have them lace topped or not, not everyone likes lace. What I really like is that without the slouch portion these boot bases will look fantastic with dress pants or jeans, they have that biker boot feel to them.

The stunning hair I am wearing is from Magika and is the Raid hair, I really like long tails that have bands wrapped around them at various lengths.

sprocket.

I really don’t grasp the quickie idea very well do I lol. This next set is from UnZipped, it is called Vintage Steam Punk and is a great set with different options of wear. One option not shown is a full length ball gown skirt that is just gorgeous and I still have on, but that you will have to see when you visit the store.

The other fab options are the short style skirt and the fabulous bloomers, the back and front straps on this set are just lovely. I have added the Gloves from the MAiiKI striped strapless set, I love these gloves and have begged forever for them to be sold as seperates in lots of colours.

Again the Grace skin looks so beautiful especially when wearing the gold/tan colours of the set, they really highlight the beauty of the tone of Grace by PXL . The hair again by Magika is the Lulu hair and you cannot really see it well enough on these pics, but it is braided around the back which is just gorgeous.

Click HERE to TP to the stores shown.

Hair by: Magika

Skin by: PXL

Clothing by: Sassy Kitty, UnZipped, MAiiKI

Jewelry/Accessories by: Essentia

Shoes by: Lya

Poses by: DeLa, SM, LAP

Posestand Professional and Hud by: VR Foundry

Always thankful for:

Essentia for my Beautiful Hair Roses and Jewelry many pieces of which I have watched being made, and had the pleasure of wearing first as they are custom fit to my shape-I’m blessed. Xstreet HERE

My VR Posestand Professional/VR Posestand HUD/Library is by VR Foundry , The NEW Features include Keyboard Controls, MONO, HUD Controls, Locking Camera and Pose Positions, ability to save Colour Sphere Presets, Return to Poses Locked previously and SOOOO Much more. The VR Posestand is sold seperately as is the VR Posestand HUD , or in a Package .Xstreet HERE or at the VR Foundry Main Store. now also with stand alone Library HUD, for on location shoots in no build areas – no notecards needed just throw in your poses.

My eyes which I get complimented on all the time are from LeLutka the MMS Green which I love, but alas are no longer available but there are still fabulous eyes to choose from.

Poses and Stands always used by me while taking pics, even if some end up on cutting room floor:

Maitreya

Digital Dragon Designs

Pixeldolls Empire Dress AO poses

Happy Dispatch

Juicy

Grapevine

Mela’s

[LAP] Long Akward Pose

ANIMAH

Ana Lu Fresh Poses

Naughty Neko Designs

Imperial Elegance

Lost Angels

Studio Sidhe

Vista Animations

Dela

Le Boudoir Mode d’Ambre

Reel Expression

Ex- Pose & Roodie Noodie

Aphrodite Creations

Tuli

Mamesando

Street Magic

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Hair Updates a thunk

Ok so I was talking to Truth and had one of my thunks…Hair creators need to consider putting update scripts in their hair. To be able to update an existing style to the latest textures available without having to rebuy the style would rock.

No offence it’s not to diminish sales etc, because I really do not think any hair creators change textures expecting people to run out and buy the hair all over again…but more to have the best quality out there with the increase in skills over time, but because customers can’t always rebuy it all it means older styles/purchases often don’t get worn at all.

I myself try not to wear older textures in posts (off the posestand I don’t mind at all), because I know that I have in the past sent a reader bonkers trying to find a style that no longer existed 🙁 but I got a great friend out of it lol. It is also hard even keeping up with what is newer, and I think that some people would feel more reassured buying up a whole store of hair knowing that no matter how many improvements the creator made, you were right there with them.

Again this is not to say anyone is doing the wrong thing, or bad by the customer, I do not think so at all…change is fabulous and watching a creator change and improve over a length of time rocks..but it was a thunk of how to take away the painful decision making on actually changing out textures etc, I know that some toss around the idea for months very worried about customers being disappointed, this would be a way of taking away some of that stress.

rambling out xox Sasy xox

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Post 15 Fashionable Relay Challenge

Fashionable Relay Challenge

Post 15 is up, Lavea Alter of A Bomb has done a fabulous 360 on the look created by Rosie Shark and it is going to be an interesting pick up by Brandy Rasmuson of Exile Gear, I know that she has style written all over her. This will be a wonderful pass.

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Pose Maker Challenge

Achariya posted a Pose Maker Challenge, and that challenge is brilliant. I myself give credit to the posemakers I use in every post, as well as the ones that may end up on the cutting room floor, but alot of the time that can just become more info.
Bird Girl

My choice for posemakers would have to be Maitreya, not because I am into the whole best, better etc thing, but just for the fact that I honestly believe they changed how we looked at ourselves. Until Maitreya released animated poses/stands I had never moved other than changing between stands in my AO.

I do not know if they were the first and even if they were the 50th it was them that had me then, and still now begging for more. This first stand was in one of my AO’s for over a year, it was my absolute favourite stand… it is the 01.2 CCBirdgirl Stand and I love it, not only did it have such a lovely hip weight shift balance, but the arms stretching out behind you and a raise up on your toes animation while doing so had me in lust with it from the start.

This was my version of the arms stretching up in the air, which I always used to laugh at when people did it back then, and because I was usually working and dealing one on one with customers, this one wasnt too crazy to have in my AO.

In the pic I am wearing the Kellie tank from CKS Designs in the lovely Yellow colour, with the Dark Grey Ligeia jeans also from CKS Designs… actually to make it easier all the clothing today is from CKS Designer Kit Maitland.

All of the wonderful skins I am wearing are the latest release from TULI, this is the Natalie skin a new line of skins in lovely tones and make ups. There are 7 tones in the skins and there are an abundance of eyebrow options in the form of eyebrow bases.

The shading is lovely and I really like the collarbone and detailing on the body. The make up shown is very basic but gives you an overall feel for the skinline, there is also a light smattering of freckles over the nose, not too much that it conflicts with make up… so DEMO DEMO DEMO.

The boots are the Anessa boots by Adam n Eve, named after the lovely Anessa Stine of On Your Toes blog. Fabulous ankle boots with such wide and chunky straps that are so much fun, especially with the ginormous buckle, very stylish and in great textured suedes…try the demos asap.

The hair is one of the New releases from TRUTH , a fantastic newly opened store, with such marvelous new hair in amazing new textures…also finally the Male Skins have been released, so if you are a female fan of Truth and have yourself a man in need, take him there and demo him up.

This style is Wendy and its a lovely side pony updo look ,and I have to say as angry as I am that the textures are all different these new ones are gorgeous.
Bird Girl.

Definitely the pose that rocked the planet lol. This is the 04 cup50 ccmodel pose by Maitreya, now there had been a few stores that had poses shown in their posters that covered their bits, but they kept those poses pretty much to themselves…I remember one skin maker starting out and asking me where another skinner got a pose like that from…then came the release of this pose by Maitreya and it was instant fandom.

Now as you know I don’t do nakey, but there have been times that lingerie was lacey or in the case of the Love Bug set by CKS Designs, I need a bit more coverage lol, well this pose had all that and is just so lovely in a perfectly modest way.

Now the Love Bug has barely any modesty lol, I think this set is adorable and as I have stated in the past Kit has this habit of creating a panties set that she can run around the grid in for days, this is the latest. I have had this set for a while, and as soon as I unpacked it I had to work out how to wear it to NOT show my parts lol, luckily for me Miss Kit and Kaboodle does her clothing on all layers and layers upon layers upon layers.

For a bit of modesty, you can wear the raised version of the top over the top that isn’t, and it’s cuter if you use a contrasting colour. The panties are a fabulous boycut style, and the socks are just lovely. SO next time you feel in the mood for panty raiding a sim near you, go all Love Bug.

Very Exciting was the fact that the New Autumn style by TRUTH has a so cute headband that comes in a great range of colours, I did tint the white one for the teal colour, but the others are part of the texture change, and the style looks way cute with Love Bug. Just look how fabulous the tummy and bum of the Natalie Skin by TULI looks with this set.

Bird Girl..

Perfect for babydolls but so sexy was the release of the 08 CCRunway pose by Maitreya, this animation is pure raunchy and has to much attitude I love it to bits. It is the SL equivelant of the Legally Blonde Bend & Snap. As with many of the animated stands you can capture different parts of them with pics that just make them pop.

I use the slow animation option in Advanced>Character menu and it gives you so much more in every animation to take pics of.

The skin in this shot is the Natalie in Gothic tone, this tone is just beautiful..the make up is subtle and the face structure is really prominant in this tone, again the light freckles across the nose really work it, it’s very pretty.

The hair is Erin by TRUTH, this style has all the waves and beauty of a glamour girl, Truth has used a few different methods with the latest styles it seems, and they are all working.

The dress set is Pristine by CKS , I am so glad that Kit did this set in other colours, as it was originally released in only white, now there is a whole slew of pretty colours to choose from, and OMG socks with bowssssssssssssssssss. This dress is another one of those look at me look at me outfits Kit does so well, and I wore it and he did ♥.

The shoes in this pic and the next are again the Mistral heels by Adam n Eve as shown in the past but really needed to be shown again because they rock.

Bird Girl...

I have shown this dress a few times in the past, I can’t help it it is just that lovely. This is the Posh dress and it comes in lovely satin colours…like Apple and Cherry and Champagne Pink mmmmmmmmmmm. A great cocktail dress for dancing in the arms of a loved one, and wiggle walking to drive them wild *giggles* not that I do that kind of thing :P.

This animation and the next are of course The Diva poses ………………………………………………………. do you remember what you were doing ? lol. I remember the little Maitreya store in the sky being so jam packed full of people that no one could move or tp in so I hijacked a few to hinode to get them there lol.

Another secret is that the first movie I ever filmed isn’t the one thats on Youtube, but it is in fact in the rubbish. Only Beau and Onyx know that I really tried to make a movie of the Diva poses, but having no idea what I was doing, and a really low memory older PC it was a big fail…Beau felt sorry for me though and made a movie that he let me be in showing the Diva Poses , and its the movie that launched them so to speak because it was the first visual of them if memory serves me right.

Movie HERE, anyway the poses are so incredibly beautiful and really had so much going on in them that captured your attention, for me the 19 and 20 diva poses are my favourite because they are so theatrical.

Again using the slow animations function really gives you so many ways to take pics with the one animation.

The lovely New Bangles called Arta are by Dela, they come in different layer sizes and are a new style of creating by Kura which she is very excited about. The hair is Felicity 2 and again a gorgeous New Style by TRUTH, the curls and the incredible bangs of this hair make it a MUST HAVE.
Bird Girl....

This last look isusing Diva pose 20, as I said totally theatrical and so beautiful. The dress I am wearing is an old CKS Design called Temptress, it comes in lovely asian textures and the gold is one of my favourites, the cut out at the front again shows off the beautiful body detailing in the Natalie skins by TULI.

This is one way to be culturally sexy, the hair rose by Essentia in gold adds that little bit more, and the lovely Felicity style by TRUTH is just VA VA VOooooom.

Great thing about that slow animations function is that you can catch your smiles when you shoot pics :), and if that doesn’t work you can always grab a free emoter from VR Foundry.

Thank you Beauvoir Rousselot of Maitreya for not just the memories tied into the poses/animations for the beauty that you add to my movements :).

A big thank you to ALL the creators of poses and animations across the grid, choosing one to feature was hard, but going back timeline wise was fitting for me at least .

Click HERE to TP to the stores shown.

Hair by: TRUTH

Skin by: TULI

Clothing by: CKS Designs

Jewelry/Accessories by: Essentia, Dela

Shoes by: Adam n Eve

Poses by: Maitreya

Posestand Professional and Hud by: VR Foundry

Always thankful for:

Essentia for my Beautiful Hair Roses and Jewelry many pieces of which I have watched being made, and had the pleasure of wearing first as they are custom fit to my shape-I’m blessed. Xstreet HERE

My VR Posestand Professional/VR Posestand HUD/Library is by VR Foundry , The NEW Features include Keyboard Controls, MONO, HUD Controls, Locking Camera and Pose Positions, ability to save Colour Sphere Presets, Return to Poses Locked previously and SOOOO Much more. The VR Posestand is sold seperately as is the VR Posestand HUD , or in a Package .Xstreet HERE or at the VR Foundry Main Store. now also with stand alone Library HUD, for on location shoots in no build areas – no notecards needed just throw in your poses.

My eyes which I get complimented on all the time are from LeLutka the MMS Green which I love, but alas are no longer available but there are still fabulous eyes to choose from.

Poses and Stands always used by me while taking pics, even if some end up on cutting room floor:

Maitreya

Digital Dragon Designs

Pixeldolls Empire Dress AO poses

Happy Dispatch

Juicy

Grapevine

Mela’s

[LAP] Long Akward Pose

ANIMAH

Ana Lu Fresh Poses

Naughty Neko Designs

Imperial Elegance

Lost Angels

Studio Sidhe

Vista Animations

Dela

Le Boudoir Mode d’Ambre

Reel Expression

Ex- Pose & Roodie Noodie

Aphrodite Creations

Tuli

Mamesando

Street Magic

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Spring into step

As with many there is much love for Maitreya, everything Beau and Onyx do is always so well planned and executed. There is something really inspiring about this latest release, and didn’t everyone just fall in love with the picks Miabella Foxley took for the adverts, those are amazing.

Spring.....

Ok so my first LOVE LOVE LOVE, is the HighSkirts …anyone that knows me, or reads my blog knows I am all about the System Skirt love, these are beautiful. Not only do you get the wonderful high waisted skirt with the belted top in all layers and all variations- such as resizable and not, but without the belt the skirt is also for me pure heaven.

The last time Maitreya gave me this much system skirt excitement was with the release of the MAiiKI label collaberation with Iki Ikarus of Dutch Touch, so with that in mind I merged some items from the NEW Maitreya with the older MAiiKI, and that is how I ended up dressed for the rest of the day, because YUM.

First off on the outter pics I am wearing the High Skirts with the fabulous Savoir Turtleneck, now these turtlenecks come with options also, you get long and mid length sleeves as well as sheer and solid , the sheer isnt overly but you will need a bra under neath. They are wonderful for mixing and matching, and the colours they come in will have you wanting to create fab looks and colour blends.

Now as much as I love the belts and tops of the HighSkirts by Maitreya , I really love them without the prims too, sleek and smooth these are just fabulous, and when worn with something like the MAiiKI Belted top and the Strapless top – both are from sets, but definitely give you an idea on how much you can do with these skirts.

The hair I am wearing had half the grid trying to tp into Maitreya on release, it is the Piper Hair a lovely loose pony tail.. I really like how its done in a way to show that the hair is loose but structured so well.

All of the skins I am showing today are of course the Gala skins , this time the Breeze as shown in these pics, and the Lovely that will be shown as well. Both skins are part of the latest release from Gala@ Curio and as the last ones, the bodies and faces on these are very beautiful indeed.

The Breeze is a very youthful and innocent looking face, gorgeous full lips and an adorable nose. The lovely has a more serious face, which can take some getting used to, but I think it has such a charming character to it because of that. All three including the Vixen come with the light and dark tones options, which is a great deal having a slight variation in your tone of choice. Two make ups in each, and the freckles as well. The bodies of these skins as I have said and shown in the past is just stunning, so make sure you DEMO DEMO DEMO.

The Shoes I have on in this pic are the Verve heels by Maitreya, these are wonderful for that more sedate but still sexy look.

Adding the Long Scarfs, another New item from Maitreya I was able to really flex my new powers today. The other night Siddean Munro of SLink was telling me about one of our tools we have in advanced that helps when wanting to colour match, I had previously given her the link to colourpicker so it was all relevant lol.
UI
If you go to advanced Menu at the top of your screen – if you don’t see it press ctrl, alt, D all at the same time.

Then Click on UI and scroll down to Show Color Under Cursor…Click on that and the fun can begin.

In the bottom right of your screen you will now see three numbers, in white and tiny so you have to really look for them. They are the RGB numbers for all colours in second life items.

Anything you move your mouse over when this is activated will show you a RGB number.. so then when you open edit on an item and then the tint box you can input those numbers into it as shown.

I had to then use the slider on the side, and add full bright to get the same purple but it was fun and it has so many uses. You do the same moves to turn it back off.

Spring
Spring.
The Crushed Sweater Dresses by Maitreya are snuggly and again beautifully structured, you get options for the skirts of these dresses, one is a fuller sculpted skirt, the other is just the regular micro mini option, both look stunning. These will look great with leggings, or bare legged as shown.

The boots I am wearing are the Billow boots from Maitreya, that coincidentaly match perfectly in colour lol. The Apple hair is a MUST MUST MUST Have for all, whether you are feeling the peace love and mungbeans baby, or you just want to be up with the current trend of everything hippie chic , then whatever reason Apple is for you.

Spring..
Feeling a tad bookwormis, possibly I am up to no good, with the fabulous Thighstrap Mother Book of Shadows by Dark Eden, these are so much fun and come in a variety of books and colours, with potions and earrings and all sorts of wonderful magical stuffs.

The skirt is another New release from Maitreya in the form of the Jules Skirt , a denim skirt that again is sculpted with either a more overall fitted prim, or micro, with seperate belt option. I am wearing the seperate belt and micro option, I really like this upper part to the skirt giving it a really well finished look.

The Mirli sweaters from Maitreya have always been a must have, so soft and delightful, you cannot go past the backs of these sweaters for added rawr. The shoes are the Sassy Wedges in Cherry, so cute and perfect for the Witch in training look I was going for lol. The lovely pinned back at the side hair is Faye from Maitreya and for those that love long and straight this is an incredibly realistic version of that look.

The studious looking Glasses are SMP by booN, really nice frames and very reasonably priced.

Points to my lips on the left and goes OMG OMG OMG it’s blue opal lipstick, every single girl I know in the mid 80’s had that exact lipstick, LOVE LOVE LOVE, it’s part of the Breeze skins line from Gala @ Curio .

Spring...
Spring....

Cleo Skirts by Maitreya are the tighter fit lowrise style we all love, these are an older look denim and the addition of the fabulous Coin belts also from Maitreya makes them very fun to wear.

Do you own the Jam Hoodies, these are again an older item from Maitreya and if you weren’t around when they were released, and somehow managed to not have them yet… do not let yourself down. These are superb , they were on release and they are definitely still now. You get the beautuiful soft sweater with the up or down hoodie option.

Due to the Fashionable Relay Challenge I have been feeling the love for the Slouch Socks these are older than old lol, I even remember the release of these and exactly where Onyx put them at hinode. I am wearing them with the Desert boots by Maitreya, you get the options of laced or unlaced, which is fun to wear both one way or the other, or alternating them.

The Jam Hoodies have seperate hoods sold with hair attached, that was just genius at the time, I felt like a little change and the Mayte hair fit underneath, the shoes are the Frenzy shoes again but this time with the banana heels which are so much fun.

Spring......

Spring........

The Strapless Tops by Maitreya are just fantastic, the sculptie work and shape on these is superb…the draped textures are so pretty and the style just gives such a great look to your wardrobe. The batik print is wonderful for casual days, the colours are lovely and they look great with things such as jeans or with the Cleo skirts.

The fab thing about these tops, isn’t just all the layers option, or the fact that each sculpted top comes in three sizes and is resizable, but there is also an AO version WOOHOO, poses by Maitreya in any form are super fabulous, but an item of clothing with a built in AO is again really thinking about what your customers will need to wear your clothing effectively, YAY Onyx and Beau.

The Satin version are lovely with dress pants, or a long skirt. I am wearing the Wednesday pants from Lelutka with these, the fabric on the tops is so soft looking you just know how it feels against the skin.

The Piper 2 hair is the same loose and pretty style, with no tail and more of a loose bun effect, great as an updo or semi dressy. The Jewerly is the Medallion set by Essentia, and the skin is the Lovely by Gala @ Curio, this is a skin that definitely as I said has character, and you will really want to wear it for a few hours to see it on your shape in all atmospheres.

Click HERE to TP to the stores shown.

Hair by: Maitreya

Skin by: Gala

Clothing by: Maitreya, MAiiKI, LeLutka

Jewelry/Accessories by: Essentia

Shoes by: Maitreya

Poses by: Maitreya

Posestand Professional and Hud by: VR Foundry

Always thankful for:

Essentia for my Beautiful Hair Roses and Jewelry many pieces of which I have watched being made, and had the pleasure of wearing first as they are custom fit to my shape-I’m blessed. Xstreet HERE

My VR Posestand Professional/VR Posestand HUD/Library is by VR Foundry , The NEW Features include Keyboard Controls, MONO, HUD Controls, Locking Camera and Pose Positions, ability to save Colour Sphere Presets, Return to Poses Locked previously and SOOOO Much more. The VR Posestand is sold seperately as is the VR Posestand HUD , or in a Package .Xstreet HERE or at the VR Foundry Main Store. now also with stand alone Library HUD, for on location shoots in no build areas – no notecards needed just throw in your poses.

My eyes which I get complimented on all the time are from LeLutka the MMS Green which I love, but alas are no longer available but there are still fabulous eyes to choose from.

Poses and Stands always used by me while taking pics, even if some end up on cutting room floor:

Maitreya

Digital Dragon Designs

Pixeldolls Empire Dress AO poses

Happy Dispatch

Juicy

Grapevine

Mela’s

[LAP] Long Akward Pose

ANIMAH

Ana Lu Fresh Poses

Naughty Neko Designs

Imperial Elegance

Lost Angels

Studio Sidhe

Vista Animations

Dela

Le Boudoir Mode d’Ambre

Reel Expression

Ex- Pose & Roodie Noodie

Aphrodite Creations

Tuli

Mamesando

Street Magic