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Purrsonality

Feline
Now for something different, anyone that loves to mod, and play in PS should read on…

Blue Galaxy has been around for many years, and recently you saw some of Ash Soyinkas creations during this years Hair Fair. Her first fair, and her first foray into hair creation. She made all her styles the week before the event lol. Anyway, she has been teasing me and her customers with snapshots of upcoming MESH avatars, and finally the Feline Avatar has been released.

First off the female version is hell sexy, and the head (sculpt) is scripted to blink and move ears, and has different mouth movements, that are all so adorable. The rest of the avatar is Mesh and is just delightful. But it gets incredibly better than that. Ash is a firm believer in modifications, and not only do you get the avatar, but also the panties and tank top…and then when all purchased you get the chance to download the files for ALL of the textures in PSD form, and you can do any mods you want to it. She even encourages you to then sell the modification textures or share them with friends, it is up to you. MINDBLOWING! it doesn’t stop there, even the new Cargo pants come with the PSD info, so again you can buy the pants and then make as many versions as you like for yourself or sell them etc.

Just to show you how easy it was, I did the tank and pants on the right just to show you, that even I can do it. The belt buckle originally had her BG on it, but seriously everything is there to work with, shading, base colours, even overlay texture that gives the item some depth. Now mine are not overly exciting, but since then I have seen another persons mod, and the pants looked incredible. Mine will just make sure cars see me in the dark lol, I love yellow so much.

But again not just the clothing is PSD File supplied, but every single part of the avatar, even the hair texture, so you can create your own colours. The eyes, are coloured with tint in world, and originally the silver Feline comes with Purple eyes, so I made them green.

The price of these avatars is amazing also, so if you are a full time furry and looking for a new you, or even dabble on occasion, then get thee to Blue Galaxy, because you will be able to make this avatar your very own unique look, with just a few brush strokes. Just be sure to make copies of everything first, or keep the box somewhere safe to unpack again.

You can follow all that Ash has going on here https://my.secondlife.com/ash.soyinka

 

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Poses by : iMAGZ

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shootsVR Foundry Mainstore , VR Foundry @ The Deck

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka

Lashes:

Natural Curl Sculpted Lashes – LeLutka


Avatar Worn :

Female Feline (MESH) – Blue Galaxy

Hair: part of set 

Clothes:

Cargo Pants MESH (furrie sized) – Blue Galaxy

Tank Top and Panties – part of set 

 

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Stylish

Geez Louise

Treading Softly
Charlie1
Charlie3
Charlie2
Charlie4

Another post from me, that’s two in 7 hours :O shocking I know. But I couldn’t wait to show the love for these items a day more.

The boots I am wearing are the latest MESH items from Treads. You may remember Treads from Shoe Fair, they did those amazing crocodile loafers that were all the rage, and in such incredible colours. Well the Charlie boots are done as well, and with such rich full colour options it is impossible not to want them all. The pastel especially will go well with the recent release of the Weekend  Traveler bag from Mon Tissu. They are also rigged MESH, so you will have to try the demos for sizing. At first I thought I was the SS size, but the MS ended up a better fit overall. There are different options in each size, so be sure to try them, they are just gorgeous, and you get three colours per pack and they change by clicking the right toe. They are must have boots for the upcoming cold weather, and you will find it awfully hard to have the winter blues in these.

Now when I think of new shoes/boots in SL naturally I think of Anessa Stine, which then leads to DCNY, so it was a natural path to the clothing I am showing today. The Wool Mini Dress is a sexy short dress, with a sophisticated collar and lovely knit. It can as I am showing be worn with or without the skirt option, very easily especially with Mesh pants such as the Xui trousers from Celoe that I just had to wear again.

The dress actually has no sleeves, but I am showing first on the left with the Lyn Cardigan MESH also from Celoe, that has a wonderful shape and fit, with the knit being in keeping with the overall look. Another great knit is the Poncho that is part of this years Peace on Earth hunt item from DCNY, so be sure to get that when you can. All about knits and boots, the bolero I have on is from Ruxy, I saw this on the What’s New SL website yesterday, and took notice of the great colours…then as soon as I saw the sulfur colour in the Charlie boots it was a TP straight over to grab the similar colour.

I am using the brand spanking new Firestorm Mesh viewer, Whimsy was reading me the pro’s and con’s and I uploaded it too. New updates always make me nervous because when I find a viewer that works, I am like a dog with a bone, do not try and take it away from me. But yay this one is wonderful and not only is it mesh, but it has new features, one being that you can now do multiple search terms in inventory, such as for the scarf I have on – even though I knew exactly where it was and its name – I typed Maitreya + Scarf and voila, two folders down and I had it – due to the fact that they have made more than one scarf. This is a great feature, and if it is on all viewers, designers may have to start including the proper names for things, such as shoes, boots, hair etc in the final names of items.

The hair I am wearing is Colette from Exile, a beautiful up do with lose tendrils at the back that will look stunning with a backless dress. The poses I am using are from Geez, the more you buy the more she will make I think, so get to it :P.

 

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Poses by : Geez

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shootsVR Foundry Mainstore , VR Foundry @ The Deck

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka

Lashes:

Natural Curl Sculpted Lashes – LeLutka


Skin Worn:

Jewel – Curio by Gala 

Hair:

Colette – Exile

Clothes:

Wool Mini Dress – DCNY

Lyn Cardigan MESH – Celoe

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Cozy Poncho – DCNY (part of Peace on Earth Hunt) 

Xui Trousers MESH – Celoe

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Wool Mini Dress (top only) – DCNY

Xui Trousers MESH – Celoe 

Knit Ruffles Bolero – Ruxy 

Long Scarf – Maitreya 

Shoes/Boots:

Charlie MESH – Treads

Accessories:

Weekend Traveler  MESH – Mon Tissu

Nails – Mandala

 

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Stylish

It’s Serendipitious

Cheesecake
Jewel3
Jewel2
Jewel1

I have said it in the past, that Roslin Petion and I have this kind of strange Bloggers Fate thing going on, whenever she would contact me in the past, I would be on a posestand, and what she would send would be exactly the colour or style, or shade I needed at the time. It never failed to surprise me, but this time it was an extension of that same fate that tagged itself on to my post at the very end.

I have had this lingerie set for a few weeks, and even worn it out shopping lol, but today was the day I knew I had to get it shown as it is only available at the Vintage Fair at the moment, until Roslin sets up her new store Coquette. So I was ready to work out my look and went from the gorgeous lingerie to look for which skins. I knew I had some Curio still needing to be shown and voila there was the Jewel pack, which of course had the same colours as the lingerie, it being available in emerald and sapphire as well as pink and wine – not shown.

Then time for hair, I knew I was behind in some Wasabi Pills posts so grabbed those and unpacking them wore them in the order they appeared in recent. The two longer styles being MESH look so perfect on the body, and the way they move with poses is brilliant. I also love the colours, and of course their names are fun too, mind you they did make me hungry.

So there I was taking my pics, and fiddling in PS, and it came to the last pic, and tossing up whether to go wine or sapphire…sapphire won, then I put on the last hair and thought oooo isn’t that cute, it’s got stars on the pigtails, how festive. First I wore the pancake colour, and thought naaah – but yeah didn’t help with the hungry, so I actually paused for a break and had some soup – then returned and changed the colour hair to black coffee – which I don’t drink – but this is all timing believe me.

Then out of the blue, a parcel gets sent from Dita Tran of Fulo and I laugh, the name of the item is Shalom Star Sapphire set…now seriously, had I not stopped and eaten etc I would have been done with my pics and moved on, but Roslin worked her powers again I swear and here is the complete look. The Shalom set is actually part of the upcoming Peace on Earth hunt, so be sure to grab the set because it is just beautiful and perfect for Christmas. The lingerie is a must have also, Roslins lingerie always is, and I for one cannot wait until she opens a store, but it gives you a chance to run over to Vintage Fair again and grab you some Cheesecake – seriously it is no wonder I was hungry.

I am wearing some fierce looking footwear today also. The heels on these made me go running, and the options are great. Allowing for you to wear stockings with them as well as them having the natural skin tones for skins…also strap options these shoes from NCore are great value.

The skin is perfect Gala, the tones are different than ones I am used to, but still with the light dark options, and incredible make ups, I even settled into the Jewel Pure 1 to stay on for a while, that and the Emerald are going to be faves. They also are perfect for Christmas pics, with the jewel tones and rich blends…start thinking sexy Christmas cards early on.

Have a great day, and be sure to acknowledge fate…

Click HERE to SLURL’s Page.

Poses by : Maitreya 

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shootsVR Foundry Mainstore , VR Foundry @ The Deck

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka

Lashes:

Natural Curl Sculpted Lashes – LeLutka

1st Me:

Skin Worn:

Jewel – Curio by Gala

Hair:

Orion, Bambi, Chloe – (MESH)  Wasabi Pills 

Clothes:

Cheesecake set – Coquette @ Vintage Fair 

Shoes/Boots:

UltraPlatform – NCore 

Accessories:

Shalom Earrings/Choker set – Fulo  (part of  Peace on Earth Hunt )

 

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Stylish

It’s just Status really

Sia
A quickie today, as this outfit really impressed me loads. It can be worn as a whole look, or take the parts and mix and match with other wonderful items. I especially love the tights worn under the hotpants, they are so well made and striking.

This outfit is from Indyra Originals, and the workmanship is superb, also all layers and options for prim parts. The outfit was the perfect look for the new hat by Celoe as well, this hat is MESH and comes with silver or copper embellishments. I really love the air of mystery it invokes in the wearer, great job. Finishing it off and also by Indyra is the Augustine boots, knee high boots that really work with the whole ensemble.

The poses are from Status, and they have some great items out for Moody Mondays today, so don’t miss out on those. Moody Mondays is celebrating Cyber Monday so unlike usual weeks, this week they have three items out per store, big savings.

Have a fabulous Cyber Monday everyone….

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Poses by : Status

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shootsVR Foundry Mainstore , VR Foundry @ The Deck

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka

Lashes:

Natural Curl Sculpted Lashes – LeLutka

1st Me:

Skin Worn:

Lea Chill – Ploom 

Hair:

Aradia 2 – LeLutka 

Clothes:

Sia – Indyra Originals 

Shoes/Boots:

Augustine Boots – Indyra Originals/ Coquette 

Accessories:

Nile Hat MESH- Celoe @ Lelutka Sim

 

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Stylish

Chilly

Chilly
Peeptoe

Ok first off so you don’t miss out, there are some things that have a time limit on them, as in a fantastic Jewelry SALE that ends tomorrow, and skin stuff you wont want to miss out on. Not to mention HAIRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR love and 3/4’s.

So MOOD turned two this month, so the whole store has been reduced, gifting is available also through the nifty vendors, so be sure to check it out. The necklace and earrings I am wearing in the middle me, are Chaos, and just glorious as a lovely accompaniment to a look. Another great saving this weekend is the annual Skin Addiction SALE…I did mention it yesterday, if you join the group in world and wear your tag, then purchase the skins set out in the stores advertised, you get a rebate off your purchase. This gorgeous NEW Face from Ploom is Lea, and the chill make up is the Skin Addiction item for this weekend. The price is 800L for one tone in two brow options, but you get 50% back after purchase, so YAY. I love it so much this face, and Whimsy looked stunning in it too.

Now onto another thing you wont want to miss out on. Exile is retiring some of its hair, not all that is on SALE thank goodness, but most of it…and the SALE means 50L packs for the next week or so in the discounted area, and believe me there are dozens of incredible styles, three  of which I am wearing in this post and love them so much. I had Shirelle the one in the middle already, but Lacy on the right LOVE LOVE LOVE and Olivia were new to me. So do not miss out, because the styles up for grabs are incredible.

I discovered last minute last night that Casa Del Shai is also having a SALE, everything is 50L and the shorts I have on I adore so much I went back today and bought them in all the colour packs. Lots of great items to buy at Shai’s and I just think her new build is so funny and adorable. The jeans on the left are the NEW high waist jeans from Artilleri, Antonia has always done incredible denim in my opinion, so much so that I even have her mens jeans because I love her style so much, and her cuffs always make me happy. The over sized cardigan is the latest Mon Tissu MESH release, rigged to move with the body and just snuggly goodness. The bag is from Celoe and also rigged Mesh, so that it moves with you instead of you going one way and your bag going another as is often the case.

Other glorious Mon Tissu items are the Lycia Tank – MESH – and modesty bandeau top, that is definitely a wearable on its own, or layered with others as done with the tank from Maitreya. The Fur trimmed coat is a divine representation of vintage aline coats, and as I used to sell the real vintage ones years ago this is incredibly well made…not mesh for those not convinced to make that move yet, so a purchase must have for all viewer users.

The MESH Glitter Peeptoe shoes are from SLink, glorious vintage look heels, with so many options with colours. Make sure you grab the multipack because you will be able to wear them with so many outfits with the upcoming festive season and new years formal looks.

Do not miss out on the savings and the goodies this weekend but save some money for monday too, I hear things are going to be happening that day…

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Poses by : aDORKable

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shootsVR Foundry Mainstore , VR Foundry @ The Deck

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka

Lashes:

Natural Curl Sculpted Lashes – LeLutka

1st Me:

Skin Worn:

Lea Chill – Ploom  – Skin Addiction Weekend Sale 

Hair:

Olivia – ExileRetirement Sale 

Clothes:

Casey Highwaist Jeans – Artilleri

Rustic Knit Cardigan MESH – Mon Tissu @ LeLutka Sim 

Shoes/Boots:

Glitter Peeptoes MESHSLink 

Accessories:

Sack Bag MESH – Celoe 

 

2nd Me:

Skin Worn:

Lea Chill – Ploom  - Skin Addiction Weekend Sale 

Hair:

Shirelle - Exile - Retirement Sale 

Clothes:

Acer Chino Pants, RB Tank  – Maitreya 

Lycia Lace Bandeau Bra, Fur Trimmed Coat – Mon Tissu @ Lelutka Sim

Shoes/Boots:

Glitter Peeptoes MESH - SLink 

Accessories:

Chaos Choker & EarringsMOOD 

 

3rd Me:

Skin Worn:

Lea Chill – Ploom  - Skin Addiction Weekend Sale 

Hair:

Lacy - Exile - Retirement Sale 

Clothes:

Slouch Shorts – Casa del Shai

Lycia Lace Bandeau Bra, Lycia Tank MESH – Mon Tissu @ LeLutka Sim

Shoes/Boots:

Glitter Peeptoes MESH - SLink 

Accessories:

Weekend Traveler MESH  - Mon Tissu @ LeLutka Sim

 

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Swish

Breakfast with Audrey

Some more Vintage Fair goodness, the fair is on until the 3rd of December, so you still have lots of time left to shop and revisit all the stores at the event.

The shoes I am wearing are Kalnins, they have been really quiet in releases of late but have returned. It always seems a perfect match with whatever colour blend he makes for his shoes, seems to always be the colours I am wearing. This time didn’t let me down either, and being able to customise the shoe yourself with the options available is fun…but I will say that one day I pray he changes his skin tinting hud, because that thing just baffles me every time, and I think the HUD fairies just feel sorry for me in the end and let me get the feet close enough lol.

The skirts I am wearing are these cute retro inspired skirts from Ninia, they are really adorable and I couldn’t stop at one. They are mod and the waist did need a bit of work as the shape of it was a tad rounder than waist shape, but I moved it up and down until it fit me better location wise. The tops are also from Vintage fair, from Sn@tch on the left to Nemesis on the right and middle, it all seemed to work well together colour palette wise as well.

All of the lovely hair is from Elikatira, and I swear Elika felt my pain at having recently deleted my CS Cowgirl hair, and replaced it with Claim, which is really a hot style and allows for changing of the hat texture with the menu. The skin I am wearing is from BeetleBones, it is a lovely youthful face and a starting off point for Beetle Bones in the skin area…at this time for Thanksgiving and all that Black Friday stuff, the Skin Addiction Groups annual skin sale is on, and this skin is part of a promotion for that event, so make sure you try it fast and grab yours at a saving. You can find more info on the sale and participating stores HERE  you will need to join the group to take advantage of the savings. It is a great group that Voshie Paine started, so if you are a skin addict, then that is definitely a group you want to be in.

Lastly some great accessories, first off how adorable is the LoveGame necklace from Line. I tell you what as a 39 year old girl, I can imagine in RL if you were to wear this around same aged men, you would get their hearts racing and their thumbs twitching lol. The second fabulous accessory is the Weekend Traveller bag by Mon Tissu, this is a Mesh item and is just glorious. Also if you are a fan of the show Pan AM there is a perfect Pan Am blue option as a must have.

Click HERE to SLURL’s Page.

Poses by : Glitterati

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shootsVR Foundry Mainstore , VR Foundry @ The Deck

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka

Lashes:

Natural Curl Sculpted Lashes – LeLutka

1st Me:

Skin Worn:

Livone Play – Beetlebones (part of Skin Addiction Group black friday sale event ) 

Hair:

Claim – Elikatira 

Clothes:

Lu Skirt – Ninia @ Vintage Fair 

Brigette Cashmere Sweater – Sn@tch @ Vintage Fair 

Shoes/Boots:

Audrey Shoes – Kalnins 

Accessories:

Weekend Traveller – Mon Tissu 

 

2nd Me:

Skin Worn:

Livone Natural  – Beetlebones (part of Skin Addiction Group black friday sale event ) 

Hair:

Looking – Elikatira

Clothes:

Flo Skirt – Ninia @ Vintage Fair 

Romy Bodysuit – Nemesis @ Vintage Fair 

Shoes/Boots:

Audrey Shoes – Kalnins 

Accessories:

Love Game Necklace – Line @ Vintage Fair 

Summerhat (gift item)- Sways @ Vintage Fair 

 

3rd Me:

Skin Worn:

Livone Modest – Beetlebones (part of Skin Addiction Group black friday sale event ) 

Hair:

Soft – Elikatira 

Clothes:

Lau Skirt - Ninia @ Vintage Fair 

Jane Blouse – Nemesis @ Vintage Fair 

Shoes/Boots:

Audrey shoes – Kalnins

Accessories:

Weekend Traveler  – Mon Tissu

 

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Stylish

Vintage Mix

Vintage Mix

So the other night, I was all ready to log back in to Second Life, and shock horror no internet. Seriously getting a straight answer from our main internet/phone company in Australia is like pulling teeth. Being told on Tuesday night that the service should be seen to on Thursday night is just excruciatingly painful, but surprise surprise they got it done early…yay.

So instead of fiddle faddling around when I finally got it back, here I am in all my yummyness…the outfits are great too :P.

Working left to right, as I always do – mangas make me cry, no matter how many times Mel tries to get me to read them. Anywho, the look on the left is my way of showing off the Vintage Fair goodies, with the new Celoe items, ok so is look two but shhhh, it is look one we are talking about now, stop jumping ahead. I am dieing to start from the bottom, but lets go to the top first. The hair is from Vanity Hair, the style is a great girl next door, Sandra Dee/Gidget look.

The skin is a skin from Damned, they did three make ups for the fair, all shown in the three looks. Full lips, smokey eyes and a beauty spot, all works for me. DEMO DEMO DEMO.  League produced this marvelous cardigan for the fair, it comes with a lovely threaded through scarf look that goes from texture on the cardigan itself – also in extra layers, to then more 3D with the bow portion being sculpted. Default is cream no matter what colour you buy, but you also get an additional two colours with each one…I kept to the cream and with this brown an additional tan and teal was included. League has really been producing some incredible antique inspired looks lately and I am loving them all so far. The length of the cardigan is also great for layering and it comes with many options to do that with ease.

I almost wore this bag the other day, but wasn’t feeling it, and glad I waited as it ended up the perfect contrast and colour combo for this look. The contrast being the studs on the leather, not exactly soft and delicate like the cardigan and that is all love. It is a great size and shape, and the leather studded work is fantastic. YAY I am at the pants, the pants that are just MESH heaven. The length is fantastic, being tall in RL it is great to have pants that are supposed to be long, actually stay long. The wide leg and beautiful fabric just works for my mature and sophisticated wardrobe palette so well, all win by Celoe. I watched Thora and Minnu galavant around in these for weeks, and I used to make grabby hands at my screen longing for them, they are just as beautiful on as I imagined they would be.

This next look is me taking apart a dress again. The luccy dress by Purple Moon is stunning, so cute with its plaid skirt and white gloves etc, but I wanted to show how it could be worn after you get the dress wear out of it. The top itself has been finished superbly for this kind of mixing and matching, a stand alone item in its own right, YAY for designers that think ahead. The style top is vintage goodness, the off centre buttoning, the wide cowl neckline and the bow adorning the pec, so cute. The Purple Moon releases were so breathtaking at Vintage Fair that Whimsy and I went to their main and WOWZA there is a lot of shopping to be done.

My other pants love from the Mesh Celoe release are the Xui shorts, these to me have such a school boy long shorts look – here we wear uniforms, us girls wear either full dress uniforms or skirts and blouses, and the boys shirts, shorts or pants and ties, shorts due to the heat – So seeing these pants in grey first was woot for me. But then on the day of release I put on the brown ones and was all drooly. An extra special win is that the Mery gloves and Cairo boots, also Mesh also Celoe, have the same colour in both as the Luccy top/dress so it was big time bloggers fate waiting to show a look in this way. The gloves are incredibly stitched leather, they look like driving clubs from the 50’s totally could have been a vintage fair release in their own right too. The Cairo boots are mesh but not rigged, and come in small and large default sizes, but also come with resizers included that you can kill once you are happy – make sure you make a back up copy first.

Wearing the Ploom hair, I chose the streaked version – you get plain or streaked in every pack – and went with sandy coloured streaks in the rich brown, to offset the overall look.

To get out of pants for a bit, I went with another great frock from Vintage Fair, again could be used as a stand alone top, but as a dress it is just lovely. The collar comes in both the black or the creamy colour of the sheer like insert. The style is pure vintage goodness, I would wear this often if it was RL. I especially like the thin leather belt at the waist in a deep brown… apparently now it is fashionable to mix your browns and blacks, where as in the past that was a no no. It does tie in well though with the creamy insert and Mel has been mixing the two for ages and fighting me on it all the time lol. The creamy works well with the new Mesh Celoe Norma Clutch, with a great hold that wont break when using your AO or other poses. The clutch has metal accents in copper or silver, even though unseen in this pic I went with the copper. I really liked the relaxed look of this hair by Clawtooth by Clawtooth, it is one of the Collabor88 styles, so make sure if it is still there you grab it, because the price is awesome.

My new thing you may notice is to include the pose store and equipment I used in the pic, I don’t usually do credits on my pics, prefering people to visit the blog, but with poses even though I do always include them, they get lost in the crowd somehow. Also with using very sedate poses in most shoots, they get all mixed up visually too, so I think having the name on the pic allows for a little more exposure, and may help people looking for pose stores to shop at go ‘ ooo I need to go there’ lol.

Have a great day/night all…

 

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Poses by : Ploom

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shootsVR Foundry Mainstore , VR Foundry @ The Deck

Skin Worn:

Fifty’s 01 – Damned Skin @ Vintage Fair 

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka

Lashes:

Natural Curl Sculpted Lashes – LeLutka

1st Me:

Hair: 

Cuca – Vanity Hair @ Vintage Fair 

Clothes:

Vintage Lace Cardigan – League @ Vintage Fair 

Lolong Trousers (MESH) Celoe 

Shoes/Boots:

Cairo Boots (MESH) Celoe 

Accessories:

Studs Purse – Old & New @ Vintage Fair 

Bianca Earrings – Fulo 
2nd Me:

Skin Worn:

Fifty’s 02 – Damned Skin @ Vintage Fair 

Hair:

Kenni – Ploom 

Clothes:

Luccy Dress (top only) – Purple Moon @ Vintage Fair 

Xui Trousers (MESH) Celoe 

Shoes/Boots:

Cairo Boots (MESH)  Celoe 

Accessories:

Mery Gloves  (MESH) Celoe 
3rd  Me:

Skin Worn:

Fifty’s 03 – Damned Skin @ Vintage Fair 

Hair:

Glitter Party – Clawtooth by Clawtooth @ Collabor88

Clothes:

Vintage Blanc Dress – UFO @ Vintage Fair 

Shoes/Boots:

Mischa – LeLutka 

Accessories:

Norma Clutch (MESH)Celoe 

 

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Stylish

Standard Sizing

I love shoes, and even though this post isn’t about shoes, in RL I am a 10 or a 41 depends on where the shoes are made. If I go into any shoe store in the world, generally I can just ask for a 41 or a 10 and depending on the style of the shoe, it should fit me perfectly. When the saleslady comes out and tells me they don’t have it in a 10/41 but would I like to try a 9? I growl internally, because if I could fit a 9 I wouldn’t ask for a 10.

It is a great comfort to have that level of assurance no matter where you are, and a team of like minded content creators have developed that kind of security for Second Life. Minnu, Thora, Emma and Siddean, better known as LeLutka/Celoe, Surf Co./Mon Tissu and SLink have combined their skills, as well as their customer base, and by polling as many as participated come up with “Standard Sizing” for Mesh.

This concept isn’t only for the customer though, it is an idea that if other stores take on this “Standard Sizing” option, will assure their customer base that what is made in Mesh will fit their avatars in the same way as other stores they shop in that also adopt the “Standard Sizing” options. The sizes are Extra Extra Small (XXS), Extra Small (XS), Small (S), Medium (M), and Large (L).

This made many of you exhale sharply I know, but this is where it gets interesting, and very very handy. First off as a customer, the “Standard Sizing” is a broad range of fits. The thing about Mesh and how it moves with your body, is that it actually does that more than just shifting with your movement. If you are 100 tall or 20, the same pair of pants will fit you to the exact same length on your body, and it is more than that, if you fit a size S (small) you could look completely different in shape than the girl next to you also buying an S (small). There are 78 Sliders that determine your shape – I counted – and only 8 of those have an effect on your shape for Mesh. All you have to do is try and see, I mean rather than throw your hands up and scream NO NO NO NO NO! give it a try, maybe the first things you tried didn’t work for you, but don’t give up trying Demos in stores that are making Mesh. Examples of how the same fit can have different shapes HERE , HERE and HERE

Now where it benefits content creators is many ways. The first one is learning. Mesh is new to so many content creators. You may or may not have made sculpts in the past, blender/maya – or whatever 3d application you use, may be new or not to you, but either way, when you open that program as small as the screen may be, that grid space can seem very very big when empty. By downloading the “Standard Sizing” Mesh Files, you will have a model to work off in 5 different shapes from the very start. No need to do everything off Ruth, or try and make your own. Not only is this a great starting point, but its a consistent one through all your products.

On a side note lol, if you use the models in your software, even if you do not make clothes, you have a much better reference. Say you make furniture, it is a great way to see where an avatars legs will bend for a sofa, or if you are making a building, how tall your average doorway should be based on heights, there are many things you can use them for as reference.

Back to clothing though, many are going to look at the slider numbers for the Standard Sizing and know immediately that items will not fit them, the most obvious will be if your breasts are much larger. Because once you have Mesh on and the Alpha layers, your bigger breasts will look smaller, and for some thats a no go. But consider this as a starting point and as a content creator think again of RL. In RL you don’t just have size 10 bras, you have 10a, 10b,10c and so on. So if you know for a fact that you have a large enough customer base that are loyal to your brand and also have larger breasts, you could still use the Standard Sizing, but add the a,b and c options. A tad more work yes, but you will be the one that decides if it is worth it to you or not.

Other than clothing, the Standard Sizing can also work for Shape Makers. Over the years many shape makers have included System Skirt Shapes, with the Standard Sizing shapes and numbers being available to all for free, this could be something that shape makers use to include in their products, that way also assuring new customers that the shape they choose will have the ability to shop in any of the “Standard Sizing” stores.

I hope you all consider this as it is intended, to help the grid and community as a whole. No one is trying to change you, I myself have taken my bum down by two to fit the new items and I am fine with that, it didn’t do anything to my overall look. Remember too that alpha layers will still play a major part in Mesh fit, so again don’t be so one minded about sizes and shape changes, just be open minded about trying Demos, it is fun and you can always do it in the privacy of your own home.

Also think about what this means for gifting, you will also be able to know that your best friend, partner, wife etc is a certain size in the Standard Sizing system, how easy is it going to be to make sure she is well fitted out in Mesh this Christmas.

So now for the info from the “Standard Sizing” team, because you are all dieing to check it out for yourselves I know. You can get the full perms kit and info pack at Standard Sizing on Marketplace and the Standard Sizing Avatar 3D Files here.

 

We are Minnu Palen & Thora Charron (of LeLutka), Siddean Munro (of SLink), Elie & Anouk Spot (of Mon Tissu) and Jaden Celoe & Shay Sibrian (of Celoe). With the rising popularity of rigged mesh clothing and accessories, we have discovered that it is difficult for shoppers to be sure that designers are creating mesh clothing in sizes that will suit their avatar shapes. Likewise, it is impossible for designers to know how to size their rigged mesh clothing because of the extremely wide range of shapes used in Second Life. In response, we have developed a solution: the Standard Sizing system. The following questions and answers will inform you about the details of this system and hopefully encourage designers to implement it and consumers to take advantage of it.

The following questions are answered below:

– What is Standard Sizing?

– What is the purpose of Standard Sizing?

– How do you know the Standard-Sized shapes are accurate?

– Where are XL and XXL?

– Won’t we look like a bunch of clones if we’re all using the same 5 shapes?

– Where can I get these shapes and how much do they cost?

– What if my own personal avatar size doesn’t match one of the Standard Sizes?

– I am a creator. How do I make use of the Standard-Sized shapes, and how do I let my customers know I am using Standard Sizing?

– How do I let my customers know what Standard Sizing is?

– I create and sell shapes. Can I use the Standard-Sized shapes as a base for shapes that I sell?

(At the very bottom you will find the Standard Sizing measurements.)

– What is Standard Sizing? Standard Sizing is a system created to standardize avatar shapes so that rigged mesh clothing can be created to fit most adult human female avatars and so that consumers will be able to objectively identify their own avatar with one of the Standard Sizes, enabling them to comfortably purchase rigged mesh clothing and accessories. We have created a group of 5 shapes representing the 5 most common adult human female avatar sizes in Second Life: Extra Extra Small (XXS), Extra Small (XS), Small (S), Medium (M), and Large (L).

– What is the purpose of Standard Sizing? Creators and shoppers would benefit greatly from having a common language to communicate about sizing of garments and accessories for avatars. As a consumer, you can determine which Standard Size is closest to your favorite shape and buy clothing in that size. As a creator, you can fit your designs to the Standard Sizes, guaranteeing that they will fit a wide range of customer shapes.

– How do you know the Standard-Sized shapes are accurate? The numbers we used to create the 5 Standard-Sized shapes were calculated using the results of a survey of over 500 adult human female avatars. The survey information focused on the following measurements: Body Fat, Torso Muscle, Breast Size, Love Handles, Belly Size, Leg Muscle, Butt Size, and Saddle Bags. Because rigged mesh responds to variations in Heights (including Height, Torso Length, and Leg Length) and Widths (including Body Thickness, Shoulder Width, Hip Width, etc.) on its own, these measurements were not included in the survey.

– Where are XL and XXL? Based on our survey results, very few users identify their avatar shapes as XL or XXL. Limiting our sizes to XXS-L should make for an easier transition into widespread use of the Standard Sizing system. If a designer wanted to create clothing larger than Standard L, they absolutely could.

– Won’t we look like a bunch of clones if we’re all using the same 5 shapes? Being able to express your individual personality and style through a unique avatar is one of the foundations of Second Life. We do not want to limit that any more than is necessary to provide a basic reference point for avatar sizing. Of the dozens of measurements that make up each person’s shape, only 8 of them are relevant to each of the 5 Standard Sizes. Even those 8 can be tweaked and still fit that size. This allows a person to largely preserve their original shape, with the added benefit of knowing their Standard Size, and being able to shop comfortably for rigged mesh clothing.

– Where can I get these shapes and how much do they cost? You can download all 5 of the Standard-Sized shapes for free from the Marketplace here: ( https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/100141 ). They are full permissions, so you are free to modify them or use the numbers as you please. However, note that making changes to the following measurements may compromise the way Standard-Sized rigged mesh garments fit you: Body Fat, Torso Muscle, Breast Size, Love Handles, Belly Size, Leg Muscle, Butt Size, & Saddle Bags (We recommend that these measurements be changed only slightly, if at all).

– What if my own personal avatar size doesn’t match one of the Standard Sizes? Your shape will most likely fit into one of the Standard Size categories. Since all rigged mesh clothing will probably include alpha bases, minor size variations of the 8 measurements listed previously will be will hidden, along with any glitching due to posing or animating. If this is not the case, you may want to modify your shape so that clothing fitted for a Standard Size will also fit you.

– I am a creator. How do I make use of the Standard-Sized shapes, and how do I let my customers know I am using Standard Sizing? You can download the 3d files here ( http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6003454/Standard%205%20sizes.zip ). Once you load the Standard-Sized shapes into your 3d programs, you can build your clothing around them. Included in your download is an icon that represents your use of Standard Sizing. You can display this icon in your store, on your vendors, in your blog, etc. Hopefully, as Standard Sizing becomes more widely used, this icon will be easily recognized in the Second Life community. You can also have your store listed in the directory of shops offering Standard Sizing by filling out the form under “Stores/Creators”, found here: http://bloggingsecondlife.wordpress.com/ . Be sure to check the boxes next to Standard Sizing and Mesh.

– How do I let my customers know what Standard Sizing is? Feel free to distribute the information provided here any way you’d like!

– I create and sell shapes. Can I use the Standard-Sized shapes as a base for shapes that I sell? Yes.

A directory of shops offering Standard Sizing can be found here: http://bloggingsecondlife.wordpress.com/?page_id=1363 If you have any questions or comments please join the in-world group “Standard Sizing System”. This is a discussion group for Standard Sizing issues where you’re free to voice any concerns or suggestions via chat.

Below you will find measurements for each of the 5 Standard-Sized shapes:

-XXS Body Fat: 0 Torso Muscle: 21 Breast Size: 32 Love Handles: 22 Belly Size: 0 Leg Muscle: 40 Butt Size: 24 Saddle Bags: 22

-XS Body Fat: 5 Torso Muscle: 31 Breast Size: 48 Love Handles: 25 Belly Size: 2 Leg Muscle: 45 Butt Size: 34 Saddle Bags: 30

-S Body Fat: 7 Torso Muscle: 35 Breast Size: 52 Love Handles: 28 Belly Size: 3 Leg Muscle: 50 Butt Size: 38 Saddle Bags: 33

-M Body Fat: 11 Torso Muscle: 38 Breast Size: 58 Love Handles: 31 Belly Size: 6 Leg Muscle: 56 Butt Size: 44 Saddle Bags: 36

-L Body Fat: 24 Torso Muscle: 48 Breast Size: 71 Love Handles: 39 Belly Size: 14 Leg Muscle: 69 Butt Size: 62 Saddle Bags: 45

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Wake me up before you GoGo

Retro Tutti

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GoGo 3

Wow I am on blogging fire…ok maybe not exactly fire, but still more posts in the past 24 hours than I have done in the last week or so lol. I was dragged back into WOW kicking and screaming internally, and finally after about a year leveled my Mage to 80…yeah I know, slow me. I just don’t really get WOW like others do, shooting stuff is a great stress release, but I totally do not understand doing all those occupations and stuff, spending weeks leveling it and making gold, when you can’t even buy shoes with it. Seriously I would rather spend that time in SL. Whimsy totally gets it though, seriously she is like the WOW wiki, but ask her what store we went to half an hour ago and BLANK!

She cracks me up so much, her and Mel both…yesterday they made me laugh so much I couldn’t breathe. I love my friends, and especially when we chatter in skype for the majority of the day, or when we don’t even talk, just stay in voice in companionable silence. It definitely makes it easier to do the day to day things you need to do. Now speaking of friends, the owner of Tutti Frutti is a wonderful girl, her creations as I have said in the past are always amazing in her use of prints. The reason for the background is also for her, because when I first made this texture for the Stock Images group, Bela asked to use it for her store walls, I was so happy. Anyway, rambling, so Bela and her prints are the perfect thing for a vintage fair, what with the retro fashions available. As soon as I saw these pieces on flickr I logged in to shoot them. For a start they are HOT HOT HOT, and then some. The names made me giggle as I just watched the Dewey Cox movie, and the whole ‘I have a song about an Octopus” part had me in stitches.

I didn’t wear all the pieces together as intended, but mixed her pieces up with some from other stores at the fair. The little cropped tied Tshirt from Essences is fabulous 80’s inspired fashion, and really a nice staple to have. Sassy is the store responsible for the wonderful Poet Shirt, very medieval inspired and a great modern take on the empire gown look. Lastly I rummaged in some sn@tch and found these great capris as part of the brigette set.  All finished off with the wonderful shoes from SLink. These shoes have no feet, I was shocked to my core j/k, but for those that aren’t feet fans, and there are some of you like that, these will be all oooo ahhhh for you. I especially like that from front on they almost look like ballet shoes.

Mesh hair is a wonderful thing, especially for those of us that pose a lot. The hair doesn’t go through your body, and these two vintage inspired victory styles by Alice Project are just great. I love that she also has faux bangs in that rock a billy look, so was able to add to both looks. Her texturing is fun too, the hairs are scripted to not just change colour, but to also give you the choice of streaks or dark or light tips, very cool and more bang for your buck.

Lastly a skin with a name many will recognise, well those that love a good cage dance anyways, this is the GoGo skin by Curio. Each make up has two options, one is milder, the other has either more lippy or darker eyeliner, both options are great, I love the very intense black liner looks too. So next time you find yourself in white knee high boots, climbing into a cage and feeling shagadelic baby, then make sure you look fab with GoGo.

 

Click HERE to SLURL’s Page.

Poses by :

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shootsVR Foundry Mainstore , VR Foundry @ The Deck

Skin Worn:

GoGo – Curio by Gala @ Vintage Fair 

Lipstick worn – Ice Queen Lips – Curio by Gala 

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka

Lashes:

Natural Curl Sculpted Lashes – LeLutka

Hair:

Rosemary,Annette, Faux Bangs ( MESH ) – Alice Project @ Vintage Fair 

Clothes:

Crocchette Shirt *blue – Essences @ Vintage Fair

Octopus’s Garden Vintage Hot Pants, Across The Universe Vintage Pants , Lovely Rita Vintage Shirt   – Tutti Frutti @ Vintage Fair 

Poet shirt – Sassy @ Vintage Fair 

Tweed Capris ( part of Brigette set ) – Sn@tch @ Vintage Fair 

Shoes/Boots:

Suede Wrap Wedge Shoe – SLink

Accessories:

Across The Universe Waist Belt, Across The Universe Tie- Tutti Frutti @ Vintage Fair 

Vintage Owl Set – Glow Studios @ Vintage Fair 

Silvia Set – Donna Flora @ Vintage Fair 

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I I Captain

I I Captain

So after the third TP between two stores, back and forth because of colour conflicts and what not, I gave in and just went with what I had. I love the Alphabet Challenge lots and lots, but when you already have shoes in a colour by every designer but the letter you are on, you get a bit growly and stuffs. But that is what nude is for right, when you don’t have colour you go beige lol.

Vintage Fair is in full swing, and everything I have seen has been marvelous. I fell instantly in love with the newness from Icing, but more so because of the other wear options that filled my mind immediately. First off I love that it has a swimsuit included, because it just makes it that much more girly girl. Then of course the top looks fantastic with pants or a different skirt altogether. It does come with an incredible full flexi skirt, but I opted for putting with another I store at the fair – Ingenue. Now this skirt is an oldie, but oh so gorgeous, I had it in other colours already, but had to dash over and grab it in the nautical blue. The other Nautical blue item at Ingenue at the actual Fair, is the new Lara skirt which is Mesh and I am loving the pencil skirts that are appearing all over the place, it is system skirt love without the stigma everyone seems to have with it, except for a chosen few of us.

I teamed up the new Ingenue with another I lol – seriously what is it with I’s and Vintage stores in SL ? Ivalde has created this stunning Miss Lemon Cardigan with such a cool big bow that has white and navy stripes, so I got to tie it all in. Then another Mesh item, the new Nina boots from Insolence, these are fabulous for a first Mesh item from this store, and Camilla told me she has been waiting for years for Mesh, so expect to see a lot more from Insolence in the future.

The stunning and very vintage influenced skin is by Idiosyncrasy creator Ashia Tomsen. The skin is Natasha, and the make up choices are gorgeous. The skins also come with dark and light brows and some incredible cleavage options. So make sure you try lots of Demos of these and the other skins from this store.

 

Click HERE to SLURL’s Page.

Poses by : Imagz

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shootsVR Foundry Mainstore , VR Foundry @ The Deck

Skin Worn:

Natasha – Idiosyncrasy

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka

Lashes:

Natural Curl Sculpted Lashes – LeLutka

Hair:

Lamour, Marilyn, Myrna – Ingenue

Clothes:

Just Swing Dress (Red Swimsuit portion only) – Icing @ Vintage Fair 

Secretary Skirt, Lana Skirt MESH @ Vintage Fair  – Ingenue 

Miss Lemon Red Cardigan – Ivalde @ Vintage Fair 

Shoes/Boots:

Citron – Ingenue

Nina Boots MESHInsolence

Accessories:

Hair Rose – Essentia