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Lorraine

Lorraine

My Attic closes tonight at Midnight SLT, so do not miss out, the dress and hair I am wearing in this post are both My Attic items, and they are gorgeous. The dress is by Nyu and has such a wonderful vintage feel to it, perfect for the theme, spanning the 50’s 80’s and +15’s and beyond. The hair is also spot on, named after one of the main characters in the film Lorraine.

One of the funniest scenes in the first movie ‘Back to the Future’ was set in the bedroom, so it seemed fitting to do so for my last post on the event. The house is the beautiful build by Barnesworth that is at this round of C88, all but one item are all in this round, so you have a week left to get your hands on them. I had to resize the sweets tray by Vagabond, because it was very large for the sidetable, and a little out of my hand size too…but that is the great thing about modify perms, you can do such things with ease.

The chair by Trompe Loiel has a great selection of textures to choose from, you will find it fits your decor as a statement chair very easily. The bed is a beautiful iron piece, and the detailing on the bed head and foot, is lovely…I really admire the intricate work that mesh designers are able to do now, as well as shadow maps and those abilities that just add a touch of nuance to a piece.

Yesterday I featued the Sora skin with the LeLutka head, which is a new option for Sora. Today I am wearing it with my Slink Visage Head instead, and I like how it has such charm on both. The hair, the dress the skin, kind of makes me feel like a young Elizabeth Taylor.

My Attic @ The Deck

Collabor88

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Foundry @ The Deck (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build –

hamptons cottage – Barnsworth Anubis @ Collabor88

Garden Bard Chair – Trompe Loeil @ Collabor88

Quilted Mannequin – Trompe Loeil

Julies Bed, Sweet Tray – Vagabond @ Collabor88

The Loft- m.fox (LP) – Bedside Table (NOT AVAILABLE)

Location –

Poses by –

EverGlow 

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka (no longer sold)

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Sora “Special Edition” Skin Appliers Slink Visage Head – Pink Fuel 

Avatar Enhanced Mesh Hands, High Feet, Visage Head & Physique Body – Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : Pink Fuel

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 57 – Flair

Hair:

Lorraine – Emo-tions @ My Attic

Clothes:

High Collar Dress – Nyu @ My Attic

Shoes :

Malibu Shoes – High Feet – Essenz


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Sora

Sora

Kali Bushu

Fell in love with the shoes and the bodysuit on sight at this round of My Attic. Only a day and a half left to get all the goodies for only 95L each and then they go to full price.

The shoes are the divine work of Bushu, and they are must have shoes for serious. They are a highly fashionably uptake on the Gladiator style, ready for clubbing in the vivid colours or very high end witht he others, perfect, for many looks. The bodysuit was a perfect look for the ‘Back to the Future’ theme of the event, it is so amazing the detailing and the strength of the overall look. I was actually wearing it non stop the first few days, then I had to put some clothes on lol.

One of the many many things that are so great about mesh bodies, is that with the correct layers on, clothing layers in this instance, is that the layer is stretched across the breasts, not dipped inbetween like SL default layers. So you actually have fabric ‘worn’ as it would be in RL, and it makes for fantastic shadows and effects.

EDIT: It was brought to my attention in a comment below that the Sora skin is not NEW. I did not say the skin was new, but that the appliers were, and that it made people squeel, I should have said Re-Released, and I apologise if it has caused confusion to anyone…Mochi did redo the skin in many ways for the release, and has made mention that anyone with older versions needs to delete them, and use the current (NEW) what was also new, were the white eyebrows options, which I used for that reason. Here is the info from her Update notes.

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Update 29th MAY 2015
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* New Updated Body Shading that changes neck seam joint from head to upper body and adds dimples of venus/back dimples. Required that all appliers to be remade. Please delete all version of previous Sora INCLUDING APPLIERS. Please use the new ones found in the “[PF] <Alabaster> – Sora – Appliers/BodyTattoo HUD (wear)”

*Added “Light” and “White” eyebrow options

*Added MAITREYA LARA Mesh Body Appliers
*SLINK PHYSIQUE: Added freckle and cleavage options
*TheMeshProject: Added mesh head and body installer.
*Added LELUTKA Mesh Head Applier.
*Added PXL SweetLips Support for Lips 01 and 02
*Added Loud Mouth Support
*Added Soul Kissers Support
*Added Nyam Nyam Support

*All Appliers and Body Tattoos have been moved to a single HUD labeled: [PF] <Alabaster> – Sora – Appliers/BodyTattoo HUD (wear)

 

I am wearing the amazing new skin appliers by Pink Fuel. Mochi re-released Sora the other day to excited squeels of delight. You get everythng in the package, it is amazing, because if you have different bodies, feet, hands, heads and so on, you are completely covered, and the make up options are wonderful. I did however go with the white brows as soon as I saw that option I was excited to wear them, with my ability to make my lashes white, my hairbase and hair white, it was all on. Giving the picture a great futuristic quality was fun with the help of one of William Weavers builds, very primmy this one is, but it is a great thing to have.

 My Attic @ The Deck

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Foundry @ The Deck (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build –

Location –

Poses by –

 PoSEsion Poses

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka (no longer sold)

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Sora Skin Appliers – Pink Fuel

Karin Mesh Head – LeLutka @ Undivided

Avatar Enhanced Mesh Hands & High Feet, Physique Body – Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : Pink Fuel

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 87 – Flair

Hair:

Cassie LONG hair attachment w/ shaved base (LeLutka Head Appliers ONLY) – LeLutka @ Undivided

Clothes:

Gigawatt BodySuit – Luxuria @ My Attic

Shoes :

Kali (high feet) – Bushu @ My Attic


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Jump Jump

Madonna 1

Madonna 2

Marty 1

Marty 2

Pretty McFly for a White Girl…or something like that. Rocking out all the Back to the Future themed items at this session of My Attic. Channeling my inner Madonna, and doing some skater looks with combinations of different pieces…so much fun to mix and match at this round.

Most of the clothing is HUD controlled, the top and skirt by Somni has hud options for different colours, and I am especially in love with the bronze tones on the metalics top – not shown as I was paler in this skin tone for that kind of look. The Madonna skin appliers for the Lelutka head is awesome, comes with different make up options and a bare face, which is great.

The jacket by Even Flow has so many options of texture changing, you could be there for hours, but such a groovy jacket. It even has a tshirt off option, and if you have been paying attention, I often wear no shirt under jackets, just the way it sort of happens, if you give me the option, it will always depend on the look over all as well. But a great option to have, as it means you can rock out either some other system layers, or appliers in my case.

My Attic 

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Foundry @ The Deck (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build –

Location –

Poses by –

Label Motion @ My Attic 

Nantra Poses @ My Attic

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka (no longer sold)

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Stella Mesh Head – Lelutka @ Undivided 

Skin Like a Virgin head applier – YS&YS @ My Attic

Avatar Enhanced Mesh Hands & Mid Feet, Physique Body – Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : YS&YS

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 135 + 142  – Flair

Hair:

Foxy – Doe @ My Attic

Babs Hair – Tableau Vivant @ My Attic

Clothes:

Foxy Set (Denim Metalics) – Somnia @ My Attic

McFly Jacket – Even Flow @ My Attic

Corte Shorts – Baiastice 

Shoes :

Grace Peeptoes (mid feet) – Elysium @ My Attic

Sporty 2 Boots – K-Code @ My Attic

Accessories :

Eyepatch – OTC

BTTF Spike Skater Kneepads (part of complete set) – Sn@tch @ My Attic


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New @ The Deck – My Attic May Edition

Reminders for all, that this round of My Attic is on NOW, do not miss out on all items 95L

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Macros for Blogging and Second Life

A few years ago, I was finding it very difficult to keep typing the same things, day in and day out. I spoke to Mel about it and he recommended I use a Macro Keyboard. I jumped on it, as I had not realised that macros could also just be blocks of text, so now I not only have a Logitech G110 keyboard, but also a G13 Gamepad as well. You can see how I use it in the video, because I have so many macros, I could not show you everything, but it is easy to set up, and will be a great addition to your day to day. You will need to have sounds on to hear me in the video.

I have also used macros to name my products, as they are all essentially named the same thing, with a different number at the end. This would probably make naming lots of items a lot easier for some. I do know though you can do that in firestorm by selecting all items and writing in the name section.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSbkEILHJtQ]

I hope you find this useful for you, have a great week ahead.

Sasy Scarborough

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Starring Role

Starring Role

I went to Junk the other day, I think I mentioned this in the past, but hit up everything I could…these are some more of the items I collected. It is fun using Gatcha and release items together, in little settings for photos…it gets them out of your inventory for a start, and you don’t have to fill a home to make beautiful spaces.

My Attic is open at the moment, and it is a big “Back to the Future” theme idea ( concept was Justice Infinity’s idea ) such a good one too, as it spans so many decades with the jumping back and forth. It is also the 30th Anniversary of the film, so yay for celebrating that. I was perusing Gizza’s Marketplace the other day, because I knew I had seen something boho’ish there in different forms, and while it is a store I actually love to visit, I just wanted them all clumped together on a page. While looking though I came across Donatella….far from boho, so sleek and gorgeous an outfit, and everything from it is mix and match heaven. I am only wearing the oversized hat – so much love for it – and the blazer that is just perfect, with some great slim boyfriend jeans from Maitreya. The Donatella set has so many pieces and the pants while unusual, were not my cup of tea, I can see using them for something in the future. The ankle boots the come with are great too, as I said the whole set is wonderful.

I did however go with the great Sicily heels by Essenz that are one of the My Attic releases, and I love the striped solid with the transparent look mixed in, very stylish.

We went to a few events actually this week, the hair and ring I have on are from The Fantasy Collective. The hair is by Entwined, who makes great hair, especially if you love long styles. The ring is part of a set by SySy’s and has individual rings you can combine together. The Clutch is from 1992 at Kustom9, and I knew I would have a use for it, just did not think so fast, but it really added to this overall look. I am stylin!

The skin I am wearing is a new one by YS&YS, this skin is actually at two events in different forms. Shiny Shabby has it in this form, and it is just lovely, and then at The Fantasy Collective, you can get the Vampire, Drow or Zafiro look, with amazing make up choices, so look out for both of those.

 My Attic

Kustom9

Shiny Shabby

The Fantasy Collective

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Foundry @ The Deck (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build –

All Furniture by Junk

Location –

Poses by –

 PosESion

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka (no longer sold)

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Ginny Skin Appliers – YS&YS @ Shiny Shabby

Karin Mesh Head – Lelutka @ Undivided

Avatar Enhanced Mesh Hands & High Feet , Physique Body – Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : YS&YS

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 142 – Flair

Hair:

LouLou – Entwined @ The Fantasy Collective 

Clothes:

Boyfriend Jeans Slim Fit – Maitreya

Donatella Outfit ( Jacket & Hat worn) – Gizza

Shoes :

Sicily (high feet) – Essenz @ My Attic

Accessories :

Prouler Clutch (Noir Croc) – MULIER x 1992 // @ Kustom9

BouledeFleur set (ring worn) – SySy’s @ The Fantasy Collective


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Hair Base Alpha & Alpha Hair TUTORIAL

Example 1

Example 2

Example 3

Example 4

With the implimentation of Mesh Heads to the grid, there are now exciting new HairBase possibilities, just like the ones I showed yesterday from LeLutka. Hairbases on mesh heads are usually their own layer, Slink Visage has a NEW Hairbase layer in their recent update in march.

While wearing hairbases is wonderful and really adds to the overall look of a style, it also gives you the oppurtunity to wear styles that are made as attachments for hairbases only. Slicked back looks and so on. Now with hairbases prior to the mesh heads, you have hairbases on the tattoo layer of your head, so all was fine and dandy.

To achieve the same look with mesh heads, the creator needed to use an alpha channel texture that means the hairbase is full of alpha, and will clash with other alpha – example, when your hair seems to cut away the windows in your house and other things – this is NOTHING to do with the hair creator doing something wrong, this is a very well known SL Bug with alpha sorting.

Hair creators will have to keep that in mind when creating new styles for the mesh head population, and some already have styles that work really well. But there are others that can be ‘fixed’ so to speak. I use the fixed word loosely, because there is nothing wrong with the hair, or how it is made, it was just created with no alpha conflicts possible at the time, but now that is more likely due to heads.

A lot of hair is still MOD, some may show no mod because of the huds they use, but if you can rez it or go into edit on it while worn, you will be able to tell. If it is no mod, then this wont work. You could contact the creator and request that they make their hair mod, as some tend to think no point with rigged hair, as you cannot move it anyway, but things like this come up, and it makes everyones life easier when the customer can do the quick ‘fix’ themselves.

This may not work for all styles, as it will depend on the style, how the alpha and other textures are created, and whether the faces line up properly. I will show you before and after pics, and explain the process.

This came about because Justice put on this first hair earlier, and was sad to see she would not be able to wear it. I thought about it, asked her to rez it and try what I was guessing ‘MAY’ work, it did…and now she can wear the hair, and I decided to share the outcome.

1. Either wear or rez the hair on the ground – depending on your editing abilities, ground may be easier for some.

2. Choose SELECT FACE in your edit menu, and then click on the area the alpha texture is on the hair. You will see in the texture window if you have an alpha selected or not, as it will not be filled in completely.

3. Change the transparency to 100 – do not use an alpha texture to do this, or you will end up in the same boat. Transparency and alpha are two different things in SL , and how they appear/sort with others differs. We are removing the alpha components by making it transparent.

4. Check you have all selected or do them one at a time, if there is more on the hair attachment or hair that conflicts with the hairbase layer.

5. Close edit and gaze at yourself, and say things like “Dayum I am the hotness!”

6. IM all your friends and repeat the words of step 5 to them.

7. Go through your whole hair inventory, and find every style that this will work with. Now you have more hair to wear 🙂 and also know what will work with styles you come across in the future, make sure always that the hair is Modify.

I did some GIFs to watch the process also

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The hairs I am wearing in this post are Aida by Wasabi Pills, Ellie by Lelutka, Swish Ponytail (part of full hairstyle) by Lelutka, Cachet Ponytail (part of full hairstyle) by Lelutka

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Ciara Cornrow

Ciara II

Adding to the Undivided section of LeLutka, are the NEW hairbase Huds and hair attachments. Each pack has three attachments, and each pack contains 3 – 4  hairpack textures, so it’s a steal. Not only do you get three attachments, but if you love trying everything with everything like I do, you can mix the cornrows bun style that is supremely elegant, and the long version together, to get this beautiful mix.

You must have a Lelutka mesh head to be able to use these hairbase huds, as they only apply the textures to that head. Other than the cornrows style, you also have the option of the shaved base set, that has such a cool shave that it could be worn on its own also.

Beautiful hair, and stunning jewellery by Mandala, and the latest release of the Milla skin appliers for the LeLutka heads by League. I felt like I was coming home putting on this appliers set. Over the years I have worn hundreds if not thousands of skins…and there have always been only a handful of stores that owned my body for long stretches of time, one of them is League, and I am so glad to have the head to toe package now – now she just has to also release Slink Visage appliers and I will be stoked.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Foundry @ The Deck (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build –

Location –

Poses by –

 Everglow

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka (no longer sold)

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Milla Skin Applier – League

Karin Mesh Head – LeLutka @ Undivided 

Avatar Enhanced Mesh Hands, High Feet & Physique Body – Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : League

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set – 57  Flair

Hair:

Ciara Cornrows Hairbase & Attachments Long & Bun combined – LeLutka @ Undivided

Clothes:

Naked Slip Dress – Miss Chelsea

Shoes :

Acajou Wedge Sandals – Azoury @ Shiny Shabby

Accessories :

Pear Rain Season – Pink – Mandala


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Rainy days of Winter

Rainy Days of Winter

I am Gatcha’d out today, we hit up the fantasy gatcha fair in the early hours of the US morning, and then hit up Junk and bought everything in sight. Not only the gatcha’s but also the fantastic pieces available for purchase. This city lights behind me, is actually a small lamp, but as it is mod, bigger is better.

We were waiting for the ItGirls skin to be released for the LeLutka heads, and they did not disappoint, loving the severity of the whole look, very glamorous. It also comes with the Slink physique and hands and feet appliers included, so that was a bonus big time.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Foundry @ The Deck (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build

Rainy Days Umbrella/Pose- Lisp

City Lights – Junk

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka (no longer sold)

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Alessa Skin Appliers – ItGirls

Avatar Enhanced Mesh Hands & Flat Feet, Physique Body – Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : ItGirls

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set – Flair

Hair:

Luce Hair – Tableau VIvant @ Collabor88

Clothes:

Watson Trench – Emery @ Collabor88

Josie Pants – Gizza

Shoes :

Lavy Flats – Ingenue @ Collabor88


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Galleria

Galleria

A few weeks ago, on one of our many shopping rounds, we hit up TMD. We tend to actually go outside of buildings when we visit stores, it’s such a novel idea for many that tend to tp in and out of the same location, but we visit. You never know what you are going to find, and in this instance we found Seven Emporium. The five of us in a mad flurry of right click buying, bought up everything that wasn’t nailed down, and some things that were.

We were not satisfied though, we had to find the main, and on arrival all the beams of purchasing started all over again. I think we maybe left 3 things in the store, and may one day go back for those too. If you have not been, you have to go, because as far as props go, and just things in general, it is a wonderful place to shop at.

These leaning frames and hanging lights are from there. The frames let you drag and drop a texture in, so I used some that Cajsa Lilliehook made in the past for backgrounds. Another great place to shop is of course Collabor88. These shoes started the look, with their cutesieness, and the socks are an option, so they look just as fantastic without.

This great blouse is by Baiastice, and was made to fit some highwaist shorts she also did, but the Ison shorts also fit it perfectly….got to love that, as that is way more bang for your buck.

Speaking of bang for your buck, I am wearing the new skin appliers by Lara Hurley, and I bought two tones, because they are gorgeous. Also because I tend to go tanner because Mel likes it, then I feel too tan, and run back for lighter, this time I planned ahead, and honestly at the price way worth it. Not only do you get one applier for your heads, you get 6 because she has tweaked for each face type, which also means you can mix and match for all heads. There are also different brow options, moles, clean face and freckles, then also lipsticks and some shadows. Go and try the demos.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Foundry @ The Deck (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build –

Square Frame Wall Leaners, Hanging Bulb -Triple – Seven Emporium

Location –

Poses by –

 !Bang Poses

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka (no longer sold)

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Alena Skin Applier (For Karin Head) – Lara Hurley

Karin Mesh Head – LeLutka @ Undivided 

Avatar Enhanced Mesh Hands & Flat Feet, Physique Body – Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : Lara Hurley

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 148 – Flair

Hair:

Yuliya – Mina Hair

Clothes:

Gina Blouse – Baiastice @ C88

Chiffon Shorts – Ison @ C88

Shoes :

PennyJanes w/Socks options – Fri.Day @ C88