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Whimsy Winx – Genesis – Blueberry

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INS078a4wMo?rel=0]
I have mentioned Whimsy Winx and her landscaping and decorating prowess many times recently and over the years, she tends to get really deep into a theme and then when done leaves it out usually on one of our platforms and then it vanishes, I often give up on waiting for her to blog them herself, and just take my own pictures letting you know it was her work. However, for the past few years, she has been decorating Genesis, the region where our stores reside with Adam n Eve. We have the best landlord in Sachi Vixen because she lets Whimsy go wild as it does add to the beauty of the location. I hope you will visit sometime the space should really be enjoyed, and maybe let Whimsy Winx know how much you enjoyed it because she is incredibly talented in doing these spaces :). I also feature the latest release by Blueberry the can’t relate set mixing the mesh with some system layers as bakes on mesh.

 

Equipment Used:

Photoshop

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Wearhouse Creepy Corridor 

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Slink Visage Redux Amelia Mesh Head – Bakes on Mesh Only – Slink

Physique Hourglass Bundle REDUX (bake on mesh compatible)  Slink

Visage Redux Ear Augment Long Point – Slink

System/Bom Layers:

Body/Head

Erin Skin – League 

JuliaEarth Small Upward MixedColors – Simple Bloom @ On9 (sold as Genus appliers with System BOM layers included)

Clothing

Cole Boatneck top – Whippet & Buck (n/a)

Denim Cutoff shorts – Tres Blah (n/a)

Mesh Clothing:

Can’t Relate Stockings, Boots, Cardigan – Blueberry

Hair:

Stacy –  Exile @ Belle Event

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Belle Event – set up preview

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxgRXGAJF3o?rel=0]

I was able to get a sneak peek during set up of the upcoming Belle Event. The event has moved its opening date to the 20th of the month, so from this month onwards that will be its new start date. I was a bit too early, as people are still getting their items ready off location, but it gave me a chance to get a feel for the new – to me – build and grab a few early bird items.

You can find more information on Belle event on their website.

Equipment Used:

Photoshop

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Wearhouse Creepy Corridor 

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Slink Visage Redux Amelia Mesh Head – Bakes on Mesh Only – Slink

Physique Hourglass Bundle REDUX (bake on mesh compatible)  Slink

Visage Redux Ear Augment Long Point – Slink

System/Bom Layers:

Body/Head

Erin Skin – League 

Clothing

tank top – League 

Tempter Leggings – Flair

Hair:

Stacy –  Exile

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Magika Hair 11 Years on

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpGbBQ93SHI?rel=0]

11 years later it was time for me to do a huge binge on some hair at one store, not that that is not something I do regularly at many stores, but having come across the older post the other day, it was fun to revisit the concept of the same store 11 years on.

 

Equipment Used:

Photoshop

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Wearhouse Creepy Corridor 

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Slink Visage Redux Amelia Mesh Head – Bakes on Mesh Only – Slink

Physique Hourglass Bundle REDUX (bake on mesh compatible)  Slink

Visage Redux Ear Augment Long Point – Slink

System/Bom Layers:

Body/Head

Taylor Skin – League 

Clothing

Grandad Vest, Side Gartered Stockings – League 

Denim Cutoff Shorts – Tres Blah

Hair:

All Hairstyles – Magika 

Accessories:

Ariel Rings – Blaxium

 

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Bakes on Mesh – System Layer Alpha Creation and Local Textures

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83IxcUtgRuY&w=1280&h=720]

I have done a follow-up video as mentioned in a previous post, to help get a handle on how to create alpha layers, how to not have to pay to test them by using local textures. I hope it helps those that are going through their mesh in the hopes of really embracing the bakes on mesh options available.

I mentioned that it was not easy to find something that needed the alphas, just to reiterate the top is great, it was made to use alpha as needed, so it is just an example, if I could have whipped up some mesh myself I would have.

If you have any questions let me know 🙂

Equipment Used:

Photoshop

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Wearhouse Creepy Corridor 

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Slink Visage Redux Jacquie Mesh Head – Bakes on Mesh Only – Slink

Physique Hourglass Bundle REDUX (bake on mesh compatible)  Slink

System/Bom Layers:

Body/Head

Isla Skin – League 

Baby Hairs V2 – Izzie’s

Hair:

Ponytail – Beusy

Mesh Clothing:

Matilda Top – Addams 

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Everything Old is NEW to someone

Everything old is New to someone

I have been saying this pretty much my whole time in Second Life and it is even truer now that Bakes on Mesh has gone live. Slink has just released their new Bento and Bakes on Mesh heads, as well as free updates for the owners of the previous Emma and Becky. This, of course, gave me even more of a reason to pull out the older system skins I still had and I have been waiting forever to wear my Lana skin by Glance. Glance is no longer open, but maybe Bakes on Mesh will bring her back to us.

I have added different brows and moles, and this divine lipstick is by Pink Fuel. The new Slink Visage heads are bakes on mesh only, but they created a lipgloss layer that is tintable and has gorgeous materials applied, and if you reduce the opacity completely you get to use that gloss over any system layer lipstick you may own, such as I did today.

Halloween is not really a big thing in Australia, the whole knocking on peoples doors for candy is just a huge no-no down here, and the only people that used to celebrate it were people wanting an excuse to dress up and have a party, it meant nothing and did nothing and we do not even really have a huge costume crop to choose from, so you often just see a whole slew of people running around in their old school uniforms. We have a smattering of decorations sold in stores, but generally speaking, it is something we see in movies and in TV shows.

The look was not planned to be a Halloweeny look, but it did kind of morph into one, and then I just ran with it. I had popped on the first COCO top in my inventory, and it was this gorgeous one, standard sizing with alpha included…when I wore Slink Physique Original everything fit me, now in Hourglass I just wore a different alpha and went up one size and perfect. The boots not old, they were at a recent Kustom 9 and just matched perfectly to the babydoll. I knew straight away what hair I wanted to wear, an older style by Exile and with the separate hat, it is just adorable. An old set of gloves by Blueberry rounded out the look and I then believed I did not have any Haunted or Scary backdrops to use.

Silly me of course I did and unpacked even though owned for over a year. This creepy corridor comes with materials or none, as well as a resizer built-in, it is so detailed and just perfect for this kind of picture, but from so many angles you could easily take a dozen unique pictures, a definite must-have backdrop.

There are so many events going on now with Halloween themes and I have not had a chance to visit them just yet, but it is early days in the month, but with so many years under my belt in SL, I do really like that I can make a current look with some older pieces and some things that I never have had a chance to use or wear before, you never know, that older item we show may just be the item you have been looking for and now you will know where to find it.

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

Wearhouse Creepy Corridor 

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Slink Visage Redux Jacquie Mesh Head – Bakes on Mesh Only – Slink

Physique Hourglass Bundle REDUX (bake on mesh compatible)  Slink

System/Bom Layers:

Body/Head

Lana Skin – Glance (not available)

Satin Lipstick Dark – PinkFuel

Baby Hairs V2 – Izzie’s

Eyebrows + Moles – Custom

Hair:

Break the Rules – Exile

Clothes Mesh:

Puff Sleeve Blouse – COCO

Gloves Satin (gacha) – Blueberry

Shoes:

Victoria Boots – Pure Poison

Accessories:

Sarah Choker – Kuni