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blog – To Designers

Mel and I have discussed this in length, to mod or not to mod. As a scripter, business owner and builder he has very strong opinions about what we put into Second Life, and what each person takes from it. He holds very true to those convictions, and even though he has done work for some big businesses in Second Life, he will and has also turned down a lot of jobs because of not wanting to make things that will just add to the strain on our resources.

Read what he has to say, and maybe look at what you are doing, and ask yourself what are the reasons behind your perms choices. I have found often that perms are based solely on what others are doing, but it is a big world, and there are still many stores out there that are allowing mod on their goods, and it makes such a difference when buying.

TO DESIGNERS
The designers of second life have gone a long, long way down a dark path. I’m talking about permissions – specifically the near extinct permission to modify. I think there is some hope yet for this neglected little check box before it vanishes from SL entirely, but it’s going to take some self-examination from the designers of SL, and a little education if there is to be any chance of recovery.

THE COST
The first cost, is of course, the issue of ownership. If you purchase something in the real world, you own it completely. You get to do whatever you want to it… squeeze it, stretch it, paint it pretty or set fire to it and toss it off a building. In SL of course your ability to do these things in the best of scenarios depends heavily on your grasp of the building tools. If you’ve got the skills, though, you can make great use of them making the things you wear truly reflect your unique persona through immaculate fitting or other sorts of customization… unless the item is not modifiable. I’m sure that you as a designer and resident of SL have run into at least one situation where “no modify” put a wrench in your works.

For some this isn’t a big deal. For many, though, it’s a slap in the face. It’s like saying, “You don’t actually own this. You’re just leasing it.” As a designer, you necessarily have your own sensibilities about how things should look, how they should fit, and how they should work. Currently, the fashion business seems to be devoid of empathy for this, and as a result, there has been a backlash from a portion of the SL community who feel they should have the ability to do what they wish with their virtual property.

One good example of this is something I saw in group chat in a group which is filled with some of SL’s best minds when it comes to the technology that makes it run. Someone had just purchased a pair of shoes, and on getting home found they were not only not exactly how she expected them to be, but also not modifiable. She had plans for these shoes… not nefarious plans, but she evidently had bought them with a particular outfit in mind and were they modifiable she would have certainly been able to make them work.

The group happened to be on the topic of permissions, so she mentioned casually that she would just have to copybot it so she could make it work how she needed it to. I had no doubt that she had no plans to “steal” anything, and I’m sure she didn’t go on to resell it. She just wanted a pair of shoes for herself that fit a very precise idea for an outfit and as a result of the permissions choice of the designer she was forced to either discard her idea which she liked, or discard the permissions which for her was a very simple thing to do.

This isn’t some rogue, or some jerk. This is a designer who has been around longer than 99.9% of the residents of SL and who runs a successful business. She has no need to peddle in stolen content, but she deeply resents not being allowed to modify what she owns. This designer’s reaction is to just side step the permissions and do what she wants to, but you can be sure that there are many others out there who go ten steps further and punish the designers for their cumbersome permissions by passing their products out full perms. I’m not going to say this is the origin of all content theft – certainly there are many different reasons people steal, but I guarantee it’s high on the list!

THE SCRIPTS
The choice to make something no modify includes another cost – scripts. There are several problems here, one of which has been in the Linden blogs since mid-December ’09 regarding script time. The resizer script is quite possibly the largest and most useless waste of sim processing power to hit the grid ever. The problem as of today is multi-faceted. Part of it has to do with a problem with the Mono garbage collector on the sim servers which leaks memory the more mono scripts it comes in contact with. The result is the more mono scripts coming and going from a sim, the faster it will run out of memory.

This can take as little as a day, or on a sim with no traffic it can take forever, but in most busy sims it won’t take more than a few days for this to happen.

Now to understand what’s happening, let’s look at your average newbie avatar wearing an AO containing 3 scripts. Newbie Jane decides to teleport. The sim responds by carefully packing up the script state for those 3 scripts, sending all the data to the new sim server which unpacks it and gets the scripts running again as if nothing happened. Not a big deal! Now jane goes shopping, and buys a fancy pair of shoes and a jacket which are mysteriously no modify, but thankfully have resizer scripts! Newbie Jane goes to teleport back to their 512 plot and (gasp) the teleport screen seems to last much, much longer.

How strange! What Jane doesn’t know is that with her fancy shoes and jacket she’s now sporting 600 scripts… so when she’s teleporting, the sim needs to pack up 200x as much information and send it all over to the next sim. Shouldn’t be a big deal, right? I mean each script is probably only say 16kb of data or so… 16x600kb = what? Oh… that’s about 9 megabytes. For reference, it probably takes you 20-30 seconds to download a 9MB file off the internet. The big problem comes when one or both of the sims involved is already out of memory.

Sometimes the teleport will fail entirely, but if not, chances are that both sims are going to lock up completely for about 10-15 seconds while the sims stop and start all 600 scripts. The worst isn’t over yet, though. After the new sim gets itself running again, it still needs to run all 600 scripts. That will require about 11% of the sim’s cpu time constantly. Keep in mind, she’s not constantly resizing her shoes or jacket. Chances are she’ll never actually resize either of those things.

Even the most experienced SL resident faces the same problem with this merchandise. It’s just toxic merchandise, and unless it has a function to delete the resizer scripts, there’s nothing that anyone can do to reduce their toxicity, since you can’t delete scripts from no modify items.

Now with the changes LL is proposing for script usage for avatar attachments, it may turn out that none of these products will even be attachable 6 months from now. If an item uses too much memory, it will instantly be force detached by the server when you try to wear it. To quell the furious masses they are offering a new function which will allow scripters to make a resizer or retexture script which can perform all the same functions from a single script, but the bottom line is this whole mess is caused by people’s intolerable need to fit things to their avatar! Well, there is one very simple way to offer customers that ability, and it’s built right in to SL. Modify permissions. It’s the most advanced fitting interface ever. Just use it. It will be good for your business in all sorts of ways.

BUT I HAVE BEEN STOLEN FROM!
Yes, it is true that in ancient times checking the modify permissions box left you vulnerable to a certain kind of theft. With products that make use of sculpties or unique textures, though, this is no longer the case. The script function which describes the prim it is in will not report the uuid of its sculpt map unless the object in question is full perms. Now you may say but they can see the sculpt map in the edit dialog! Well, even if you didn’t use alpha to protect your sculpt map, if someone tries to screen shot that sculpt map from the edit dialog window, crop it in photoshop, then upload it again they will wind up with a lumpy, lopsided, terrible looking reproduction of your sculpted prim. In other words, it’s going to look like crap.

The content theft that happens today does not attempt to use this process, though. The reason is it’s tedious, and complicated, and the results are very bad. If someone wants to steal something, they are going to use software that completely sidesteps the permissions system of SL. It is much faster, simpler, and yields perfect results. It doesn’t even require that you own the item you’re trying to copy.

CONCLUSIONS
In summary, if you are making your products no modify to protect yourself from theft, you’re not only failing to do that, you’re actually inspiring people to rip your product to bypass your choice not to let them modify things they own. If you are making your product no modify because you can’t stand the thought of someone tinting or taking a BeDazzler to your masterpieces, you just need to let go and accept that once you sell something, you don’t own it any more. If it looks bad tinted, well that’s not your problem, and I am guessing people who use this as a justification for making things no modify are just putting up a smoke screen to cover up that they think they’re protecting their selves from theft in a way that defies explanation.

On the issue of scripts, many products today depend on scripts to offer features that require one or two scripts in every prim. While being able to change shoe texture or size is neat and certainly adds to the value of a shoe, it detracts from the user experience immensely and in most cases people will not understand why they’re lagging or having trouble teleporting or any of the other issues that are directly caused by irresponsible designs. It is the responsibility of designers to make sure that their products not only look good and seem to function well, but also to ensure that their designs are scripted efficiently. It is not reasonable for a pair of shoes to require 10% of a sim’s cpu time to do nothing at all. It is not reasonable for a sim to suffer time dilation as a result of what people are wearing.

Some will say that customers request resizer scripts. It is tempting to say these people are idiots, and I’m sure many would, but the reality is these are just people who haven’t learned how to use SL yet. They don’t need resizer scripts; they need someone to explain to them how to resize things. They need a tutorial on the web. I’m sure they’re out there. If not, maybe instead of spending all that time adding resizer scripts to your merchandise, add a resizing tutorial to your web site, or make a notecard, or find one someone else has made and link to it.

Recently, though, someone mentioned to me how often customers request a resizer script if it isn’t included, my response was that if someone asked me for any feature that I knew I could include, but it would require so many scripts that it would cause sims to lock up for long periods, and make it difficult to teleport while using my product, my response would be “no.” It’s not the customer’s job to know about the limitations of SL. That is the designer’s job.

Mel Vanbeeck.

Now of course some things cannot be mod, things that form part of another item would be unfair to make mod, as it could then be used in a way to make a whole new one.

The thing is that times are changing, and if the threats of script limits comes into play, do you really want to tp one day and most of your items worn come off and you will not be able to wear ? also as a designer, everything that LL does change, you will be obliged to redo, to alter or replace. If your items were mod, in many cases you could arrange to send out a fix to all that have the items, and they could do so themselves, saving many hours or weeks of work.

Sculpties are the hardest things in the world to alter, as in change to get more out of it…if you are keeping your items no mod because you think that someone will make copies and recolour etc, then the best they will be able to do is tint, and that wont look good. If you want to make it difficult to alter your item, then look at ways you can do that.

* When making the texture for the base of a sculpted item attach your logo to the actual texture not just to a seperate prim, this will not only protect your items from an ugly tint, but it will in fact act as another security measure if copied.

* If you do not already know, you can take the sculptie map you make to photoshop and add an alpha layer over the top of it, it will look as though it is gone, but do not panic, the Second Life edit tools will bypass the alpha and read the map as intended. You can also do what many do and use alpha to imprint your logo into your map, so when looked at in edit, they do know who the original creator is.

* Be specific in the labeling of every item, not just the items you link, but even as far as naming each prim something other than object – again this will help with content theft and inspect – but if you also go as far as to name the item with the specific colour as many do, then if someone inspects to find out where a cute pair of shoes is from and they see it saying pink, and the shoes are blue, well they are then pre-warned they have been tinted.

With detailed texturing tinting is going to be even harder to get away with , but it is also going to be less likely to want to do.

I hope that everyone understands that this is something that needs to be addressed and soon, if the changes are implemented the whole grid will be effected, and with the lag already effecting us so badly, people are going to start buying from places that are known to care about such things. I have seen comments made in groups and outside of SL about not wearing items from particular stores because people cannot teleport in them, don’t ever let that become your store they talk about in such a way.

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The Beauty you have inside

An elderly Chinese woman had two large pots, each hung on the ends of apole
which she carried across her neck.
One of the pots had a crack in it while the other pot was perfect and always
delivered a full portion of water.
At the end of the long walks from the stream to the house, the cracked pot
arrived only half full.

For a full two years this went on daily, with the woman bringing home only
one and a half pots of water.
Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments…
But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection, and miserable
that it could only do half of what it had been made to do.
After two years of what it perceived to be bitter failure, it spoke to the
woman one day by the stream.

‘I am ashamed of myself, because this crack in my side causes water to leak
out all the way back to your house.’

The old woman smiled, ‘Did you notice that there are flowers on your side of
the path, but not on the other pot’s side?’
‘That’s because I have always known about your flaw, so I planted flower
seeds on your side of the path, and every day while we walk back, you water
them.’
For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate
the table.

Without you being just the way you are, there would not be this beauty to
grace the house.’
Each of us has our own unique flaw. But it’s the cracks and flaws we each
have that make our lives together so very interesting and rewarding.

You’ve just got to take each person for what they are and look for the good
in them.

SO, to all of my cracked pot friends, have a great day and remember to
smell the flowers on your side of the path!

Something we all need to remember each and every day <3 Thank you Mel for sending me this…

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blog – Hippie Dippie Shake

Mel
Mel2

Mmmmmm Fruit. That would have to be the one awesome thing about sweltering hot summers, down here the fruit is fabulous. One of my favourite things is the fruitflo machine. They take frozen yoghurt – or icecream – and frozen fruit, such as mangoes and passionfruit and berries, and throw them all into this big drill bit looking machine, and push down to make a swirly fresh fruit medley iced treat.

YUM!, seeing as it is 5am-ish I will have to make do with the fruit alternative that is Berries Inc. Their latest release Mel shirt had me running right over, and then back again later last night. The styles in the store so far are separates and really well made. I not only really like the clothing, but also the actual showroom of a store, and the vendors. A lot of effort has been put in to featuring her goods in a professional and realistic store manner.

I really love that the Mel shirt has buttons on both sides of the opening, as they are more like little decorations than anything practical, because there isn’t a chance on earth that I would ever get that shirt closed. Especially not with the help of Luck Inc.

Those that know Gala Skins know that one of the things I have always loved is the natural fall of the breasts, but it took CK to show us that sometimes a lift or a squidgy chicken tender looking attachment – RL analogy – is a necessity, and created the Enhancers for Gala skins in all tones. So now by just wearing the undershirt layer you can definitely add to your decolletage.

The very mini denim skirts and the gorgeous studded cozy tops are all from Berries Inc, such lovely items, and really well priced. I can see big things coming from this designer, as she is already expanding her skill set by taking classes.

The store that makes those awesome sockystockingleggymathingies on the left had me at hello, I right click bought like a demon. So much fun, with vibrant colours and a fun quirkiness to them.

Did everyone go OMG OMG OMG OMG when they saw Surf Couture’s new hair release, seriously not only did we get the bargain of the century with three of them being 50L each, but they are so gorgeous I had to buy packs of the others as well. The style is so hippie chic, but depending on outfit can take on a whole new look, especially with the help of the texture change hemp band and ribbon tie.

I have always had a thing for dimples, mind you there was this one moment in history when I told a cute guy I loved his, and he told me they were lazy cheek muscles – rolls eyes , seriously what a butthead  – I didn’t want to marry them, I was just giving the ego maniac  a compliment. So because of that jerk for about 18 minutes I didn’t like dimples much, then I got over it.

Sunny is the latest dimpled delight from Gala, and the soft make ups are as usual just lovely for this not so innocent face. You will be wanting to get up to all sorts of mischief in Sunny, I can see it now…I actually went to school with a girl called Sunny and she was a handful and a half…Queenslanders usually are :P. The worst or in your case best thing is that with those dimples you will get away with it lol.

I am wearing 50L friday shoes by SLink, these are so 80’s tacular, that we spoke about her doing the kitten heel slingbacks with the bow at the toe next, fingers crossed.

New Poses by Diesel Works called Piper *strikes a pose* cute aren’t they? there are more to be seen at the store, and in posts to come I am sure. But don’t wait for me, get on over and try them and everything else for yourself.

Have a bonza weekend, and if someone compliments you, be gracious, because you never know when that person will get a blog and out you as a wanker.

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Hair: Mandy2, Leigh – Fri.day

Skin: Sunny Acorn Dark  Dusty1 , Sunny Sundust Dark Smokey 2– Gala/Curio

Cleavage Enhancer for Gala/Curio skins – Luck Inc

Clothes: Mel shirt, Legshow Skirt – Berries Inc

Argyle Socks – Aoharu

Knee-Bands w/socks Heart – My Pinkie Skull

Fingerless Gloves – Luck Inc

Shoes/Boots: High Oxfords Blue, Harvey Boots – Tesla

Accessories: Athshe – alaMood

Heavy Neck Chain – Cobrahive

Eyes: Thaw – Fusemelon

Poses/Animations: Diesel Works

Lashes usually worn : Volumen by LeLutka

Equipment: VR Professional Posestand and HUDVR Foundry

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Hair: Maranna [Retro Bangs] – Raisin,Maranna [Fringe Bangs] – Butterscotch – Surf Couture (Sand Shack Surf)

Skin: Sundust [Light] Sunny-Purple Haze 1, Acorn [Light] Sunny-Pure 4 – Gala/Curio

Breast Enhancer for Curio Sundust Light – Luck Inc

Clothes: Cozy Top – Berries Inc

Low Rise Jeans Black Stripes – Luck Inc

FooFoo TuTu – Canimal

Shoes/Boots: Goth Buckle Up Boots – J’s

Winkles – Slink (part of 50L friday)

Accessories: Glamour Gloves – Luck Inc

Cats Meow Glasses – Deco

Costumed Pearls – Laquered Black (Black Bow) – HOD

Black & White Drama Set – Dark Mouse

Eyes: Thaw – Fusemelon

Poses/Animations: Diesel Works

Lashes usually worn : Volumen by LeLutka

Equipment: VR Professional Posestand and HUDVR Foundry

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blog – adjust your snatch

Adjust your snatch

I cannot get enough of shirts like this one, the style and texture work is just lovely.
The advertisement said ‘sheer’ but I thought at least I can wear a bra underneath etc. But as luck would have it, not too sheer and on two layers…so wearing both I was able to cover up enough to be sublimely happy.

Sn@tch and Artilleri are a great mix/match combo, the retro style often sneaks into things that Ivey does. Whether dressing it up for a more conservative look, with the gorgeous system skirt from Artilleri. Or the casual look in the Burt jeans also from Artilleri – in the mens section, both looks make me happy, and a great way to get more wear out of these greatly styled shirts.

The new Mandy hair from Fri.day has a distinct retro look to it, with tied back scarf option. Scripted to change colour, and in such lovely textures. Combining all of this atop the Brooke skin by 5th & Oxford, this is the Kitty option of the Brooke skin, in two of the three tones. Make Up of course done by the talented Roslin Petion, which I thought was incredibly fitting due to my upcoming interview with Antonia Marat on TOO Sexy Magazine…don’t forget to join us for the party on sunday. Info HERE.

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Picture 1:

Hair: Mandy, Cameron – Fri.day

Skin: Brooke Kitty Tan 2, Brooke MEDIUM Kitty 3 – 5th & Oxford

Clothes: Tiffany Skirt, Burt Jeans – Artilleri

Cropped Tux top – Sn@tch

Shoes/Boots: Marie Jeanne Shoes – Insolence

Sneaker P.E Navy/White – J’s

Accessories: Gladys Glasses – Artilleri

Sculpted Nails – PM

Eyes: Thaw – Fusemelon

Poses/Animations: Fri.day

Lashes usually worn : Volumen by LeLutka

Equipment: VR Professional Posestand and HUDVR Foundry

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blog – TOO SEXY invitation

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Y O U   A R E   I N V I T E D !


TOO SEXY Magazine Launch


Pajama & Lingerie Party!

Sunday, January 31st 2010

1:00 PM slt

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A Party So Big We Are Holding it on 2 Sims!

Primary Location: Benjaminz- TOO SEXY Magazine Launch Party

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Secondary Location: SXY2ND Plaza Sim

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1-2 PM slt: DJ Tristain Savon (Vengeance Radio)
2-3 PM slt: Live Music – Harper Messmer
3-4 PM slt: DJ Tristain Savon (Vengeance Radio)

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Contact: Sienna Bellios, Co-Managing Editor, TOO SEXY Magazine.

I cannot wait for this event, join me and other Too Sexy people at the launch of Too Sexy Magazines Valentines Issue. I had the pleasure of spending time with Antonia Marat for this issue, see what she has planned for the future, and has to say about the past.

Anessa Stine and the crew from Too Sexy are looking forward to spending time with you the Too Sexy residents of SL.

Gift from YS & YS

Also as part of the Gifts, YS & YS have created a special gift for Too Sexy readers, these incredible shoes and handbag already holding it’s own copy of Too Sexy for you to read while you wait for friends, or chill at your favourite spot.
Do not miss out on these and other fab gifts at the party.

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blog – Ride your Zebra

Zebra
Hair can lead to all sorts of lovelies.
True is that when the other day I was captivated by this hair and other goodies at the store. My favourite portion had to be the discount wall, not just because it was in fact a bargain, but because the items there made me happy.

Other things that make me happy are system skirts, and it is rare to see one used in it’s full blown state, like this one is. The shading and technique used to pull this off is marvelous, and just the right length and billow for this style to be perfectly wearable with other items. Anya does it again with this dress, that can also be turned into a fun romper when you remove the skirt.

The bargain I got at Fab.pony was actually the leggings, Zebra is so much fun as a print, especially if you like your monochrome bases. I wear a lot of black and white and all the in betweens. I do like to throw in colour splashes, but there is just something so fun about getting a look together with those.

Oo La La’ing all over the Shade Throne accessories on the left. How hot is that bag, I mean woah. I love the stuff that comes out of Undo’s fingertips, she is incredibly talented in an off kilter, not running the same road way. If you like the unusual you really need to check out her sunglasses, they are some of the most daring styles I have ever seen.

Accesorries on the right are some oldies from Dark Mouse, in the zebra print. Also featuring the Sissi short loose pearls, this is such a cute necklace, I have it in the long as well, the ends of the strand feature a silver cross, that has a rosary like look to it.

All rebels wear the rosary right? it sure as hell worked for Madonna way back in the day lol. The rebel I am referring to is not just me, but the style of make up I am wearing in the Brooke skin from 5th & Oxford. Stunning and dramatic eye make up, with shades of lippy perfect for a night on the town.

The whole title Rebel is so dreamy.  It always makes me think James Dean, or for that matter the 70’s 80’s equivelant Matt Dillon…he so was, you know it. So when you think of Rebel you think vintage, or at least I do…so the Ingenue flats were a given for this look, dancing till dawn in 6″ heels can sometimes take it’s toll, so you need some beautiful flats to tear around in the next day… and Betty Doyle now making shoes is going to be exciting to watch.

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Picture 1:

Hair: Mei Hair – Fab.Pony

Alice II – Magika

Skin: Brooke TAN – Rebel, Rebel 2 , Brooke TAN – Rebel, Rebel 6 – 5th & Oxford

Clothes: Basics One Piece – OhMai!

Zebra Leggings – Fab.pony

Shoes/Boots: Dianthus , Audrei – Ingenue

Accessories: Darkspring Bracelet, Moss Earrings II, Bret Bag – Shade Throne

Black Tipped White Hair Rose – Essentia

Zebra Wild Animal Belt, Zebra Bangles – Dark Mouse

Loose Pearls Short – Sissi

Leather Gloves Medium – 5th & Oxford

Eyes: Thaw – Fusemelon

Poses/Animations: Glitterati

Lashes usually worn : Volumen by LeLutka

Equipment: VR Professional Posestand and HUDVR Foundry

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blog – Lime Spiders

Bootsie
Bootsie2

More hats, more hats, more hatttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttts. Ok hat singular, but still…more Hattttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttts. I really love the bucket hat and add on collaboration piece.

It is fun when partners get together and do great things, especially when they don’t share a store usually. Babyboo and her partner Smerk did the Hat and Hair combo together, and the hair is a hats wearable style, as in it has no top. So not only perfect for this hat, but for many others.

Somehow, I am not sure how exactly. I missed out on the knowledge of all things Vanitas Vesture, what an oversight on my part, this store is just lovely, and I cannot wait to see more from this creator. I am so in love with this skirt I am sure to be back for more soon.

Showing off my new Far Boots by Miel, these are the all colours scripted to change leather and socks boots. So cute in either solids or plaid finish. Besides the obviously awesome creation itself, the surprise and not so surprising thing was that they are MOD, Miel made the decision that due to how many prims involved, that having that many running scripts wasn’t such a good idea.

So lovelies, you will be kicking it old school with these. If you find you cannot resize by hand, you can always use a resizer script – there are free ones out there – on a copy and then DELETE it after you are done.

I edited mine by hand, and even though a touch rusty it was pretty simple and I just love them, and knowing they aren’t going to lag me up, means they will get lots of wear.

During skin/shape fair, I bought this fab string dress from This is a Fawn – did anyone else squeel watching Better off Ted this week, they totally said that in the show, and I was like WoAH – I wore it all over the place , and just loved the military style of the back. It is a lovely dress, and you can have a lot of fun with accessories with it.

Taking Marianne skin from Vive 9 around for another spin, these skins have such a wonderful softness to them, almost like a soft powder has been added to a base make up…the effect is just beautiful and delicate, and remember all those options. You will have a great time trying them and other Vive 9 skins on I am sure.

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Picture 1:

Hair: Bucket Hat add on Hair – HCT collab

Skin: Marianne – Gumdrop Tan – Vive9

Clothes: Weston Swishy Skirt – Vanitas Vesture

Ash Cardigan, Pacific Camisole – Miseria

Shoes/Boots: Far Boots solid – Miel

Accessories: Long Scarf – Maitreya

Takara Nails/Rings – Mandala

Eyes: Thaw – Fusemelon

Poses/Animations: Glitterati

Lashes usually worn : Volumen by LeLutka

Equipment: VR Professional Posestand and HUDVR Foundry

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Hair: Victoria 2 – Fri.day

Skin: Marianne – Pin Up Tan – Vive9

Clothes: String Dress – This is a Fawn

Shoes/Boots: Far Boots plaid – Miel

Accessories: Everyday Tote – ETD

Wide Waist Belt – Fri.day

Takara Nails/Rings – Mandala

Eyes: Thaw – Fusemelon

Poses/Animations: Glitterati

Lashes usually worn : Volumen by LeLutka

Equipment: VR Professional Posestand and HUD VR Foundry

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Bliensen + MaiTai Essentia Fri.Day LAQ Leezu The Abyss VR Foundry Whippet & Buck

blog – Sprinkle your stores

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I was talking earlier about the fun that is shopping. Sometimes it is fast paced, you find a new store, or visit one you know you love already and the right click buy is faster than gunfire.

Then there are those days you really get to enjoy a store, looking at it not only for it’s creations, but it’s whole aesthetics. Quirky little charms, and a real feeling that you are in the space of someone that wants to share with you the whole experience of their passion.

Unfortunatly though, due to prim limits and expense, you cannot always add or do what you wish you could. The quirk or little parts of yourself cost extra, and sometimes – and especially with newer stores – that can cost more than you have to bargain with.

Recently I went to look at some skyboxes with Whimsy, it was actually before the new year lol, so not so recent recent. There was one in particular that I loved, not just for the design, but because the creator put a bit of her own heart in the build.

It was a poem that the builder had taken and rewritten onto the texture of one wall, the house of course came with a version without. But this kind of touch completely made the house a home.

I think stores should look like stores, I am not saying run out and redo your whole shop in personal house like looks – eeks at livingroom wallpaper walls in a store – but add a splash of you to it. Some of you may remember MAD Magazines. I was comic mental as a kid…and would totally spend hours now reading them too if I had the same access to them I did then.

If you do, then you will remember the little miniature cartoons that ran up the sides of the page. They were so incredibly detailed and often had their own little story going on, but they were also not a distraction from the main pages themselves, just extra sprinkles if you will.

Whippet & Buck has such sprinkles, one in particular makes me smile every time I visit the store. I once read a twitter from Dakota Buck alluding to her love for Project Runway, this was when the show first came about. I have only recently ever watched it, and I was so entranced by the whole thing, it is an incredible show…not your normal reality TV crapola.

Now that I have watched it enough, that sprinkle stands out to me, speaks to me about passion. To those that have never seen it the same thing just works within the store environment. But those that have will smile, and know a little more about the girls behind Whippet & Buck, and that one thing makes them real.

I bought the fat pack of the beautiful new cropped bustier, and knew that it would have so many fun uses. This is just one.

Have a Passion Filled Day!

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Hair: Joanna 2 – Fri.day

Skin: Alice – LAQ

Clothes: Mia Corset Pants – Leezu

Rachelle Cropped Bustier – Whippet & Buck

Shoes/Boots: Stomper Boots – The Abyss

Accessories: Art Deco set – Bliensen + MaiTai

Army Green Hair Rose – Essentia

Sculpted Nails with Hud – Pixel Mode

Eyes: Thaw – Fusemelon

Poses/Animations: Fri.day

Lashes usually worn : Volumen by LeLutka

Equipment: VR Professional Posestand and HUDVR Foundry

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Bliensen + MaiTai Celestial Studios Essentia Fri.Day Kookie LAQ VR Foundry

blog – Ta Daaaaa

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I have this obsession, it is known as Ninja. It has had such an impact on my life in the last year or so. Yes it is a website that lets me see shows that are not yet in Australia and I love it.

One such show of course is Glee, only just started down here, and yet I have already seen the season on Ninja. I have laughed, I have gasped and I have bawled like a baby over that show…not only are the cast incredibly talented musically but they sure as hell picked a bunch of truly wonderful actors that can really pull at the old heart strings.

So the other day when I was tping around, I saw this fab t-shirt and just had to show my Glee love, it is the perfect backdrop show for a bunch of society labeled “losers” and that they all come good, and are shown to have so much to bring to the table, it makes me very happy indeed.

The boots I have on are the Armarda boots by Kookie, the three colours available are a splendid mix, and with or without socks option works well, because you never know what mood you will be in ahead of time. The leather texture on these is just that right side of worn looking, and I really like the mid calf length of them.

The recent hair release from Fri.day had me joyously happy, with the hat/hair combos of YUM. Not only is there the fedora look hat/hairs , but also the loose knit cap look, all three are just perfect, and Fri.day came to the party bringing out a set of Fedora poses as well.

Have you been to Whippet & Buck lately? if not you should go, and when you are feeling a bit bleh, it is so much fun trying on all the demos of the clothes, not just for quality assurance, but just because it could open up your eyes to something you wouldn’t normally see yourself in, and you can pre plan a look, mixing and matching with other items.

Everytime I visit, even though I know exactly what I am getting, I cannot help it, I have to try them on, because I think if they went through that much trouble, I’m doing it.

Speaking of Designers who go above and beyond. I was trying to piece together my last look, and came across the fabulous Magician Vests in my inventory, I was sold on their hand drawn lovelyness…but the colours were not going to work with what I wanted to do. I Growled and Grumbled in Eclectic’s IM box, and moments – seriously moments – later I had a new colours folder of the Magicians Vest, which she has put out for sale in her store at a special price.

The vest is just perfect, and comes on all layers, so you can mix and match to your hearts content. Vests are such a classic, and when done in this style they become a perfect staple for your wardrobe, and these new colours give them a definite vintage op shop look, having you ready for a day out doing the markets and galleries with friends or solo, to finish off at your favourite cafe.

Alice is a GLOW skin by LAQ, Alice just like all GLOW skins have a youthful essence to them, that not only works for casual and sporty, but merges into girl next door turned bombshell without much effort at all. Today I went with the more out and about looks, I think after the Tasha 2 pics I needed to show LAQ in a different light lol.

I am wearing the new PM Sculpted nails…these have pretinted bases for many skins you may like,I was wearing the LAQ Nougat gloves and I was set.

The nails come in sizes from 10-50 and the hud gives you lots of colours and french manicure options.

Picture 1:

Hair: Nicole – Fri.day

Skin: Alice – LAQ

Clothes: Glee Tshirt – Awesome Blossom

Denim Pants Skirt Vintage – BP*

Argyle Socks – Aoharu

Shoes/Boots: Armarda Boots – Kookie

Accessories: armwarmers – Fri.day

Eyes: Thaw – Fusemelon

Poses/Animations: Fri.day

Lashes usually worn : Volumen by LeLutka

Equipment: VR Professional Posestand and HUDVR Foundry

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Hair: Joanna – Fri.day

Skin: Alice – LAQ

Clothes: Lizzy Boatneck – Whippet & Buck

Ultra Darkwash Denim Jeans – Celestial Studios

Shoes/Boots: Armarda Boots – Kookie

Accessories:   Tortoise Shell Bangle – Essentia

Anemone Earrings – Bliensen + MaiTai

Sculpted Nails – Pixel Mode

Eyes: Thaw – Fusemelon

Poses/Animations: Fri.day

Lashes usually worn : Volumen by LeLutka

Equipment: VR Professional Posestand and HUDVR Foundry

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Hair: Victoria – Fri.day

Skin: Alice – LAQ

Clothes: Magicians Vest – E! Eclectic Apparel and Accessories

Beige Tartan Jeans – Poison

Shoes/Boots: Armarda Boots – Kookie

Accessories:   Sculpted Nails – Pixel Mode

Eyes: Thaw – Fusemelon

Poses/Animations: Fri.day

Lashes usually worn : Volumen by LeLutka

Equipment: VR Professional Posestand and HUDVR Foundry

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Dernier Cri LAQ Maitreya Red Qeen VR Foundry

blog – Erotika

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Yes it is true, if you are ever wanting to shoot a garage calender, or porn lol this AO is for you. Seriously the poses and jumps and hovers are dangerous. I kept expecting to get in trouble for suggestive body language, then I remembered I was at home and the cops couldn’t get past my security orb, and if they did Fia would snack on them.

It isn’t called Erotika for nothing. I wanted to show the latest delights from LAQ, and I was going to do the usual all faces thing, but it was wayyyy too much fun pretending I was in a dirty calender shoot. Aren’t you all lucky I used up all my body oil in the last post :P.

When I tried on the hair I am wearing from Dernier Cri, I told Sofia that it was like I had just been shagged, it definitely has that morning after tousled look to it that only a great big bang can achieve.There are two kinds of great hair, the ocean spray dried from the sun wringlets, and the fantastic sex waves, you know it’s true.

Anyway, this hair, that skin and a fantastic bikini while walking in the incredibly sexy shoes by Maitreya. Honestly if I could right now, I would walk straight into WOW like this and hunt down Mel. There are many things to love about this kini, the first is the colour range and style, then there is the adorable ties…but my fav bit is the detailing that runs along the inner cheek, that allows for a nice tight buns look.

Speaking of tight though, as soon as I saw the AO kick into the pose in pic three, I knew I had to dig around for the cleavage enhancers also from LAQ for their own skins…see there is so much realism there, if I was doing that pose and didn’t have them on it would be odd lol.

Get thee to LAQ the Bikini is from there too, but honestly Tasha2 is a beautiful addition to the Glow skins line, if you already have Tasha you are going to love the new make ups. If you don’t then get thee to a demo.

Picture 1,2,3:

Hair: Cheryl – Dernier Cri

Skin: Tasha 2 – LAQ

Clothes: Bikini – LAQ

Shoes/Boots: Esprit XTD – Maitreya

Eyes: Thaw – Fusemelon

Poses/Animations:  EROtika-I-AO – RedQueen rQ

Lashes usually worn : Volumen by LeLutka

Equipment: VR Professional Posestand and HUDVR Foundry

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