I saw the release notice and squeeled, then later that night when I was able to off I went dragging Newdoll along with me.While we were there trying on demos, we were nattering away about different things, Hair Fair and upcoming events, such as Shoe Fair. It is an incredible amount of charity work that is done by Second Life residents each year, truly amazing, and yet we never seem to get the press for it ? why is that I wonder? not sensational enough maybe?
Then we tpd back to The Deck, and I gave Newdolly a crash course in Kirstens Viewer, it is a bit less daunting than the regular 2.1 in so much as you are able to get rid of that sidebar if you wish, or only open your inventory as usual. I prefer it because it gives shadows of perfection, due to Kirsten taking the time to develop for ATI cards. The most recent upgrade has also included the amazing new layer options. Which I was meant to go into the other night, and truly forgot to explain that was what I was using to allow me to have two tattoo’s on at the same time, which until 2.1 regular and Kirstens you could not do.
But it doesn’t stop with tattoo’s, you are able to now add up to 5 different options on the same layer. Now it is getting tricky, and you have to unlearn everything you have trained in wearing clothes up until now lol. With the new system it is a return to dressing as we do in RL not SL. Think in terms of layering RL, you cannot put on layers that go under, after the fact. Also there are two dressing options, wear or add. Wear is as usual the one that just replaces what you already have on, with new.
So lets work on an example. You have a shirt you like to wear untucked, that is made on either the jacket layer, or extended using the pants layer. You would love to wear it with your favourite pants but they only come on the pants layer, and you really want to wear a jacket as well. So the way the older viewers work you couldn’t. Now though, you would wear the favourite pants first, then ADD the pants layer extender of the shirt, then the top of the shirt on the shirt layer, and lastly put on a jacket.
I hope that makes sense. Anyway just remember if you want to wear another item of the same layer type use the add option not wear, and do them in the order from inside out.
Now back to the squeeling, the hairbase tattoos and hairknot buns I have on are all from Amacci and my goodness they are fabulous. These do not include the brows, but with over 40 colours to choose from, or like me grab the whole pack – the price is awesome – you will be set for hairbases for life. The buns are elegeant and full, and the hair line is just gorgeous and will go with so many other stores hair textures too
As soon as I put on the white one, I knew what skin I wanted to feature with it, the perfect ivory tone and lighter than light brows in the Hope skin by Tuli. The blue make up too was just perfect to show the first of the lovely Joelle dresses, I knew what kind of style I wanted to wear for the look, and knew just were to go to get it. SySy Designs has such a lovely collection of dresses from casual/dressy daywear like this one, to high voltage evening wear. I think though that for a while at least, the Joelle will be one of my favourite SySy designs.
I continued with other skins by Tuli, just for the range in tones and looks, all complimenting the gorgeous hairbases. I would love if Carina would do a fantasy coloured pack in the bases too, because I really really wanted to see them in other colours lol.
Have an awesome day/night…
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Hair: Hair Knot & Base Tattoo – Amacci
Skin: Hope, Sayuri, Eva, Faith – Tuli
Clothes:Â Joelle Dress – SySy Designs
Espadrilles – GOS
Lashes – LeLutka
Casablanca Set Silver – Essentia
Eyes by : Fusemelon