Amacci

On the Boardwalk

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I love a day of nautical looks, the red white and blue look is always so much fun.

LaViere is a new store with a not so new owner. Azure Elictricteeth is the designer of the familiar brand Tee*fy and she has branched out into a more upscale brand LaViere. Full of bright colours and incredible prints. I am starting off with the halter top and loose capris, and you can see they are just wonderful together or on their own as staples for your wardrobe.Make sure you go outside when you visit LaViere as the new location and build is just lovely, and I actually wish I had taken some shots of it for this post, but alas didn’t think of it until afterwards, I will go back another time though for sure, her build is just lovely.

Actually, wait a moment or ten, I am going to go now, it is just too nice not to share.

Ok I am back, I got some nice pics of the location lol. So anyway, as I was saying it is a beautiful build and some really gorgeous items are coming out of Azures fingertips.

Perfect for my nautical look is the wonderful Andrea hat/hair by Amacci, she has recently released a few spring to summery looks like this, and I especially love this upturned large brim one.

Click HERE to SLURL’s Page.

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Hair: Andrea – Amacci

Skin: Liu – YS & YS

Clothes: Halter Top, Loose Capris -  LaViere

Shoes/Boots: Boardwalkers – Surf Co.

Accessories/Jewelry:

dot dot dot yasai matsuri – tomoto

2011 Curl Lashes – LeLutka

Eyes by : Ellis – LeLutka

Poses by : Diesel Works

Equipment Used:

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

Femme Fatale Fashion

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When you say things like ‘Yo” around Mel there are consequences, this is what we learned today… HERE

Like my new hat? isn’t it cute, in a deathly morbid way,but what else would you wear with a skin tone called ‘Dead”. I am chuffed too with the matching of feet to skin, yay for the Maitreya Gold HUD being so easy peasy. These are the skins about to be released at Red Mints booth at Skin Fair, they are the Frost series and the fantasy aspect is wonderful. I do also like that there is a more subtle version, as well as add on make ups you can get seperately.

Perfect hair for this style hat is the Roxy from Exile, with its brushed to the side look, I had the perfect platform for the hat, without having to do any editing at all – other than actually swapping the hats side, as it originally was on the other, but yay for copy paste.

The dress I am wearing is the new by 24 hours Annie dress, and it is sleek and chic. Definitely perfect for a femme fatale, and so able to add too with accessories and what not, but I left it all about the hat and shoes, and skin, and hair and….

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Hair: Roxy – Exile

Skin: Frost – Red Mint @ Skin Fair

Clothes: Kini – Cynful

Annie Dress – Eclectic Apparel

Shoes/Boots: Hana Patent – Maitreya Gold

Accessories/Jewelry:

Gothic Hat – Casuka

2011 Curl Lashes – LeLutka

Eyes by : LeLutka

Poses by : Amacci

Equipment Used:

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

Make a statement

Elite

So many incredible footwear releases this week, starting of course with the much anticipated Elite & English boots by Royal Blue. If you are a follower of Royal Blue you will remember that Marni Grut has been spending the last few years as both designer for her own brand as well as LeLutka.

Definitely sharing with us her UK origins with these incredibly authentic looking Riding Boots, you will not be left out in the cold stuck in a bog as long as you have a pair or three of these handy. Not only for women these are adjustable with ease for the horse breeding men folk too. I adore the colours they have been released in, and if we are lucky and everyone buys them all, maybe she may consider some more.

They look fabulous with the min nutary pants without the bloomer attachment portions, but also with these new released harem style pants from Fishy Strawberry, how cool are they, while they don’t have the proper lower portions on at the moment due to the boots, take my word for it they are fabulous. Coats and Shrugs, you can’t go past the last release of LeLutka without drooling over something or other, but the bolero shrugs in faux fur had me at rawrrrrrrrr.

Kit is the new face coming to LeLutka in the next day or so, and the all in one pack is just perfect. Eight skins that are base and 7 make ups with the gorgeous dark hair base option for all, my fav feature on top of all that is the NEW curl lashes that will have you begging for more – and believe me there will be more – but these that are now the come with skins packs curl lashes, are to die for. Sculpted lashes four lashes to a prim are so incredibly easy to fit, and colour change options at the click of a button, but seriously OMG the fit and look of these is remarkable, you will never take them off.

Dita Tran of Fashion Emergency and the famous former Model of some of the biggest agencies in SL has just opened her Jewelry store Fulo, her first release includes the statement earrings I am wearing now, bigger than texas these earrings are just YUM.

Click HERE to SLURL’s Page.

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Hair: Tasha – Amacci

Skin: Kit – LeLutka

Clothes: Sierra Coat, Minnutary Pants, IRINUSHKA bolero – LeLutka

RB Tank – Maitreya

Yo Bra – Royal Blue

Via Margutta Pleated Pants – Fishy Strawberry

Shoes/Boots: Elite & English Boots – Royal Blue 

Accessories/Jewelry:

Statement Earrings – Fulo

Sculpted Curl Lashes – LeLutka

Eyes by : LeLutka

Poses by : Exposeur

Equipment Used:

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

Happy Holidays Hunt more stuff

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The Happy Holidays Hunt is in full swing.It started the other day, and people have been going to and fro to grab all the goodies while they can. The items are priced at 10L each item but the items are incredible value, and usually have a ticket price around the 400L mark I have heard.

Some of the stores at The Deck even have items in the event, see HERE. I most likely wont be able to get through all of them before the event is over, but I am going to try. The items in todays post are from the hunt. What I have liked about all the items so far, is that you can incorporate them into other looks when you are done with the originals.

You can see I am also wearing the incredible hair attachments from Amacci, these formal do’s are just magnificent.With the Amacci hair bases being available in so many incredible colours, you will be able to coordinate looks that are right for you. The cute little flats I have on are from Tee*fy at the Albero dollar fair, they come with three options, in a great range of colours, and there are also some adorable scarfs there too.

Each store that is part of the Hunt should have a poster out the front with the details of where you start, but you can just randomly move to stores you are familiar with first and so on, some incredible releases as mentioned and lots of fun can be had if you hunt with a group of friends, so far the hunt clues provided have all been top notch, so you wont spend hours pulling your hair out :).

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41. AlaFolieDonna Gown

Amacci – Rona Hair with hair base

LeLutka – Natasha Skin Base

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79. Safira Gown – Kunglers

39. Natasja Tiara & Ring – Alienbear Designs

Rina Hair – Amacci

Natasha Skin – LeLutka

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29. Holiday Police – Blitzed

Joy Hair – Maitreya

Callias Flats – Tee*fy

Natasha Skin – LeLutka

46. Sima Gown – Elymode

Kim – Maitreya

Natasha – LeLutka

69. Onyx Wear – Sweater Eleven Dress

Callias Flats – Tee*fy

Natasha Skin – LeLutka

Kim – Maitreya


Eyes by : Fusemelon

Poses by : Glitterati

Equipment Used:

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

In Protest

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I did another backdrop today. I am definitely having fun with them, and I do hope that someone gets some use out of them other than me. But regardless it is fun, and it makes me push myself past my regular white background. Plus I do find it easier to fake depth with the backdrops, having a floor on them so to speak, lets me arrange my cutouts in a way that gives them more of a 3D quality. You can find it and others at Second Life Stock Images . You have to see some of the ones that Whimsy has done too, they are awesome.

The first picture is of a dress I have been waiting for for AGES. Marni of Royal Blue made this Tank about 2 months ago, if not more, and has been making me wait for it for all that time. Well worth the wait though and so cute, the colours are wonderful and you can dress it up, or make it super casual. I went with both ways, for the pics, and the dressed up way also features her latest bow necklace and gloves.

Today Whimsy and I started the day doing some of the 25L Tuesday shopping, it is a more Gorean focused group of stores, and I love them all. They have such an incredible range of goods, not just clothing, the basket of cookies I am holding is one of the goodies I snapped up. The hair I am wearing in this pic is all from Magika, and not only is the hair as cute as already, but Sabina has outdone herself this year with her Christmas Hair, every year she does something fun, and this year my favourite is the mistletoe one. The one in the centre is a new one with the added length worn as a seperate attachment, so you actually get two looks in one, and with her giving you the mirrored as well, that is really four.

The second pic is of the Royal Blue trench coats, these are more of a dressed look than an actual coat, because of it’s total closed style. But with leggings, socks or pants, you can mix up a different look for each day. The detailing on the coat is wonderful and the belt and buttons just give it that little extra class. I am wearing the new Candy Clogs by Shiny Things with these coats, a little lower heel than regular heels, with an open back of clogs, but a maryjane style front. The colours are so pretty, and the button has a mix of colours allowing for a nice flow into mix and match.

The hair is from Amacci and I am loving the Rhoda on the left, and for those of you that can’t do the hair base thing, the new ponytails are similar to prereleased attachment ones, but with hair all over, so you get your cake too.

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Hair: Sandara, Cinta, Mistle Cori  – Magika

Skin: Natasha – LeLutka

Clothes: Striped Oblivion Tank – Royal Blue

Thigh Highs – The Strand

Shoes/Boots: Night Out Booties, Secretaries Dream Pumps, Treading lightly flats – Royal Blue 

Accessories/Jewelry:

Snowflake Cookie Basket – MP

Gifting Clutch – Royal Blue ( Happy Holidays Hunt Item avail 10th Dec )

Put em Up Gloves, Bow good times Necklace – Royal Blue

Diva Lashes – LeLutka

Eyes by : Fusemelon

Poses by : SLC Body Language AO animations

Equipment Used:

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

Click HERE to SLURL’s Page.

Picture :

Hair: Liz , Rhoda, Liva – Amacci

Skin: Natasha – LeLutka

Clothes: Trenching through colour coat – Royal Blue

Thigh Highs – The Strand

Allure stockings – Maitreya

Marina Tote – Indyra Originals

Shoes/Boots: Candy Clogs – Shiny Things 

Accessories/Jewelry:

Take it Easy tote – Boom

Diva Lashes – LeLutka

Eyes by : Fusemelon

Poses by : Body Language SLC AO

Equipment Used:

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

SL Stock Images Group on Flickr

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A long while ago I was inspired by Cajsa Lilliehook of It’s Only Fashion, to make a Flickr Group. So what is so different about this Flickr Group than others you may ask? Well it is called SL Stock Images, which might actually give you a clue of its purpose. The reason it was inspired by Cajsa, is that she is one of those bloggers that can find the most amazing of locations to shoot her images, and actually compiles a notecard, which she updates often, and sends out to the other blogger groups. But when “I” – this is one of those moments you want to make the word I bigger than it is – try and shoot on location, I can never find the right looking sim, or get my lighting sorted, or not crash a million times, or just everything works against me, that hours go by and I just end up tping back to my VR Studio and taking all my pics there and working on them in PS.

But when I am NOT looking to shoot something, I find awesome locations, or get inspired by just the way a planter pot is leaning against a wall of some delapitated shed somewhere. Somewhat like the things you see when you actually google stock images, that you may want to use for post processing, and often the ones that would be perfect are not free to use, so you end up back where you started.

So I made the group, and then Hair Fair and other things distracted me, and with Cajsa being not so well lately, I felt it was time to actually do something with the group. So today I went to a location that I knew was kind of interesting, and took some pictures, with various lighting and shadows…and uploaded them to the group. Once the pictures are put in the group they are for anyone to use, in Second Life ads, photography, blog pics and so on, they are not to be used commercialy or given away, and to submit pictures in the group means that you took them yourself, or made the backdrops in PS/Gimp yourself.

I could have take a picture in this wonderful location while I was there, dressed as I am, but decided to instead do my own merging using the stock image. So you can see the blending of the image above with the pic of me in the VR Studio, and then the after work and final image. I hope many contribute to the group, and find some inspiration to use the stock images for their own work…if you are a location photographer blogger, consider every time you shoot a scene doing one or more pics without you in them, and adding them to the group. They could even come in handy for you yourself to use again in the future, or even if something goes wrong, you can use them to mend your other work.

Click HERE to SLURL’s Page.

Picture :

Hair: Rhoda – Amacci

Skin: Claire – Tuli

Clothes: Trenching Through Colour Coat – Royal Blue

Wool Sock Thigh Highs – The Strand

Shoes/Boots: Tall Round Boots – J’s 

Accessories/Jewelry:

DeNile Earrings – Flair – free gift for members of fashion emergency at The Deck this weekend only

Diva Lashes – LeLutka

Eyes by : Fusemelon

Poses by : Marukin

Equipment Used:

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

Natasha – LeLutka

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Those of you that believe that names have meanings, will know that this skins release could not come at a better time of the year.

Natasha means Festive Season,or Christmas child. It is russian in origan and if you call a Natasha Nat not Tash, you might end up with a black eye – that is my experience anyway. This is the new face of LeLutka skins, and will be released this weekend…I for one am so excited about this skin because it seems so much softer and I just love the lips and nose and softness about the whole skin. The body is also fantastic, and Whimsy even exclaimed that I have anklebones, which I don’t know that I didn’t in past skins, I looked at the last and they are there also, but apart from looking at all the skins I own, I am not sure that that isn’t common or not lol.

Natasha comes with only blonde hair base and brows, going towards a more nordic look as Minnu puts it, but the beautful red and brown brows and hair base from Milla release fit perfectly as they are the same tones base. But with Natasha there are only four tones. There are 8 skins in the fatpack, one of which is a base skin no make up, but there are such wonderful choices to wear.

At the moment there are still no hair attachments to go with the new bases, but I found that the Amacci Ponytail attachments in Vanilla Blonde get very close to matching as you can see in the pics. I am also wearing the new Luck Inc corsets with the luck inc undies set I wore the other day, I will do more pics of those in posts to come. The corsets are stunners, and so definitely outerwear options.

The gorgeous pose I am using in this post is from Long Awkward Pose, and is a hunt item from the With Love Hunt that started tonight, so make sure you get all the info on that and don’t miss out. The starting point is at Swansong

Click HERE to SLURL’s Page.

Picture :

Hair: Tasha – Amacci

Skin: Natasha – LeLutka

Clothes: Cutieh Undies, Corset – Luck Inc

Shoes/Boots:

Accessories/Jewelry:

Jaydie Set – Texture change – Essentia

Diva Lashes – LeLutka

Eyes by : Fusemelon

Poses by : LAP

Equipment Used:

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