Wow it seems like ages since I blogged, but only a few days. Through the week we have caught up with so many things, the other day Whimsy, Marni and I went to a Haiku Speed build, Whimsy and I came across this concept a few weeks ago, and it was our first attempt. We had a blast and are hoping to do some more in the future.
If you have been under a rock in the past 24 hours the fact that Elikapeka of ETD is back will be news, with the new name elikatira, and two new styles have been released on the MarketPlace. It baffled me at first when ETD closed, not the closing part, as that was just shocking, but more the part where no one talked about it, or blogged it. I felt that something should be said/acknowledged about such a big deal…but then I realised that it was better to leave things unsaid, because she would be back, and talking about ETD as though truly gone might make that a reality.
For this post I am wearing one of the two new styles, Fresh. Fresh is a modern take on an 80’s look. The sidepony was a huge hair statement back then,.and only really achievable with certain length hair. The hair textures Elikatira have now are just beautiful, soft and pretty, and I for one cannot wait to see the styles that will come forth from this incredible creator. I also hope she makes more accessories and shoes, as that was a definitely growing aspect of her store in the past.
Marni Grut of Royal Blue has been creating up a storm lately, and I was lucky enough to see some of that process this week. It is just amazing from designer to designer how they go about similar things, by that I mean the steps they take to get to a final product. She is incredibly talented with sculpt making and her latest botties are proof of that. They are that perfect base of a boot shape that I love to wear, especially with pants. I don’t know what it is, but there is such a difference between boots and shoes, even when you don’t see the upper. These manage to give you that, without having an upper at all.
Whenever So Many Styles is in FLF I somehow manage to buy more of the store than even wondering about the item, it is the actual event that gets me over there. This time I was truly captivated by the outside of the store, I swear it is a new build, because I do not remember it ever looking like that before, but I could be hallucinating. Either way, I really wanted to shoot a pic outside, and generally I steer clear of location shoots, they annoy me, but that is usually because I want to find one, rather than having already found one.
The interesting thing about the sim SMS is on, is that it is encased in a sphere, so the sky is their own, no windlight no messing, it is easy no matter what settings you use. I logged in an alt to take a pic using Kirsten as you know I play with that viewer from time to time, with not just shadows but the every day. It is easier to have the alt log it in as there is no inventory to load, and the settings to shadows are already there, so it was a point and shoot,Â done!Â moment.. The pose is actually also from SMS as are the others used, that was a purchase on another flf day that took me there lol.
I adore the tweed corset I have on, it was instant draw, one day I will get the rest of them I think. Beautifully sculpted and a stunning green. The skirt is from Luck Inc and if I have something in fatpacks you will see it more often, being able to just go direct to the item you know you want and grab the colours your thinking of is bliss.
Back to my VR Studio and onto some in sphere shots, changing to a cardigan I have from SMS’s contribution to The Dressing Room in the past, this colour is not in the store, but I did check it does come in others that are, gorgeous colours too, so you wont be disapointed. I love Orange, always have, citrus colours rock my world, the legging also from there come in one great pack. Both items and the addition of another colour of the fab ruffle skirt go so well with the necklace also made by SMS, Irie Campese really does have a creative knack…from clothes to poses to accessories, shifting from one to the other.
I am wearing the beautiful Trinity skin by Redgrave, this is a recent release for Redgrave and the make ups on this tan tone are just stunning. The skin started with the paper tone as far as I can tell, and I am pretty sure that many begged for a more human like tone so they too could look as lovely. I do not know for sure, but from watching how it seemed to evolve it seems as such.
The pouty mouth on this skin is a big draw, if you love a good pout then DEMO DEMO DEMO. The different tones have different make ups, so you may just have to get them all lol.
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Hair: Fresh – [elikatira] available on Xstreet search Elikapeka Tiramisu
Skin: Trinity – Redgrave
Tweed Corset – SMS (so many styles)
Ruffle Skirt – Luck Inc
Sheer Compliments Socks – Royal Blue
Ruffle Skirt – Luck Inc
Pattern Tights , Basic Cardigan ( special TDR Colour, but is available in store in other great colours) – So Many Styles –
Shoes/Boots: Night Out Botties – Royal BlueÂ
Lashes – LeLutka
Dream Catcher Bag – Fri.day
African Necklace – So Many Styles ( SMS )
Eyes by : Fusemelon
Poses by : SMS So Many Styles
VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shoots – VR Foundry Mainstore , VR Foundry @ The Deck