Eire on the side of Caution

Eire on the side of caution

Ashia killed my inventory, she chose the letter Q and apparently I have no Q stores in my inventory at all, it finally happened, we found the literal missing link. Well no wearable Q’s anyway, I had some paths full perm from something or other, but that doesn’t count. However, as it is my blog and my rules, there is nothing saying that the Q cannot be name of creator and of course the most famous Q I know is Queue Marlowe who at one time many moons ago arrived in SL and literally broke the internet with her swinging ponytails back in the days long before mesh and even sculpts. First time I met her face to face she was a mermaid, and many moons later I see her on rollerskates, still not sure how she managed that transition. Queue is, of course, the creator behind the amazing hair store Analog Dog, and my letters today are Q, Z, J and M. So my hair starts with a Z so that makes it all the better.

Also making the style better is the option to wear with or without bangs, and once I selected this stunner hairbase by Just Magnetized it just enhanced the style so much. First of all, with the LeLutka head HUD I was able to tint the hairbase layer, which is worn on the tattoo layer, as it uses the SL UV. The second important thing is that due to alpha sorting issues, with hairbases and alpha in hair when near the scalp, I went into edit on the hair strands affected and on the textures tab changed the alpha mode to NONE. You want to be able to do this to the particular strand and face that is alpha, not the whole hair or you lose a lot of detail. I did a post on this kind of thing in the past HERE.  In my main post, I turned the strands 100 transparent, because depending on the style you may need to do that too. But with the comments, you will see the suggestion on None which works in cases better when hair is over the top of itself, as you do not see that it has had alpha removed. So whatever works for you, it does help to not have holes in your hairbase or hairline.

The colour theme was GREEN today and did you see those letters, Ashia was being cheeky. I wanted to show this stunner of a dress by Mutresse, and this colour green is just divine, so much so that even my little Jian puppy has the same green in her bow wardrobe, so it must be a winner when such a stylish little pup has it too. With all the delights that come from Mutresse, you have the options to change the colours on each individual part of the dress, giving me the ability to break it up with some beautiful nude/beige to correspond perfectly with my shoes by Pure Poison.

The other favourite feature of the dress is the exposed neckline without showing anything at all, and yet really highlighting the perfection of the correct skin options when wearing such a neckline. We are lucky that many skinners give options for the breast shading on their skins, and yet often I see people using the pushup overly enhanced options when wearing clothing that could not possibly have that much support. For a more realistic look such as this dress offers no cleavage option is the skin type you want to wear.

These sandals/boots were part of a Mod theme in the past, and yet because of the ability to colour change the different parts of the shoes, I can bring them all to one texture option and they look sensational with this dress. Then as all good things end with a Z, you know the alphabet and my post, Zaara immediately comes to mind, by store and by name of course. This jewellery set is divine, as are all the ones she has done over the years, and I wish she would do more and more. Her textures are always perfectly gorgeous and her combinations of the right colour balances just really enhanced this whole look.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build


Poses by

Double Take

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Chloe Mesh Head LeLutka

Jolie (LeLutka Applier) – Deetalez

Dynamic Mesh Hands (Bento Enabled) , Deluxe Feet & Hourglass Physique Body Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : Deetalez

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 57 Flair

Hair Base set 16 , Eyebrows set 04 – Just Magnetized


Zsa – Analog Dog


Agnes Dress – Mutresse @ Collabor88

Shoes :

Paula Sandals – Pure Poison

Accessories :

Atiriya Set – Zaara

Posh Pup (gacha) – Jian