Tag: Second Life

Spring into step

As with many there is much love for Maitreya, everything Beau and Onyx do is always so well planned and executed. There is something really inspiring about this latest release, and didn’t everyone just fall in love with the picks Miabella Foxley took for the adverts, those are amazing.

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Ok so my first LOVE LOVE LOVE, is the HighSkirts …anyone that knows me, or reads my blog knows I am all about the System Skirt love, these are beautiful. Not only do you get the wonderful high waisted skirt with the belted top in all layers and all variations- such as resizable and not, but without the belt the skirt is also for me pure heaven.

The last time Maitreya gave me this much system skirt excitement was with the release of the MAiiKI label collaberation with Iki Ikarus of Dutch Touch, so with that in mind I merged some items from the NEW Maitreya with the older MAiiKI, and that is how I ended up dressed for the rest of the day, because YUM.

First off on the outter pics I am wearing the High Skirts with the fabulous Savoir Turtleneck, now these turtlenecks come with options also, you get long and mid length sleeves as well as sheer and solid , the sheer isnt overly but you will need a bra under neath. They are wonderful for mixing and matching, and the colours they come in will have you wanting to create fab looks and colour blends.

Now as much as I love the belts and tops of the HighSkirts by Maitreya , I really love them without the prims too, sleek and smooth these are just fabulous, and when worn with something like the MAiiKI Belted top and the Strapless top – both are from sets, but definitely give you an idea on how much you can do with these skirts.

The hair I am wearing had half the grid trying to tp into Maitreya on release, it is the Piper Hair a lovely loose pony tail.. I really like how its done in a way to show that the hair is loose but structured so well.

All of the skins I am showing today are of course the Gala skins , this time the Breeze as shown in these pics, and the Lovely that will be shown as well. Both skins are part of the latest release from Gala@ Curio and as the last ones, the bodies and faces on these are very beautiful indeed.

The Breeze is a very youthful and innocent looking face, gorgeous full lips and an adorable nose. The lovely has a more serious face, which can take some getting used to, but I think it has such a charming character to it because of that. All three including the Vixen come with the light and dark tones options, which is a great deal having a slight variation in your tone of choice. Two make ups in each, and the freckles as well. The bodies of these skins as I have said and shown in the past is just stunning, so make sure you DEMO DEMO DEMO.

The Shoes I have on in this pic are the Verve heels by Maitreya, these are wonderful for that more sedate but still sexy look.

Adding the Long Scarfs, another New item from Maitreya I was able to really flex my new powers today. The other night Siddean Munro of SLink was telling me about one of our tools we have in advanced that helps when wanting to colour match, I had previously given her the link to colourpicker so it was all relevant lol.
UI
If you go to advanced Menu at the top of your screen – if you don’t see it press ctrl, alt, D all at the same time.

Then Click on UI and scroll down to Show Color Under Cursor…Click on that and the fun can begin.

In the bottom right of your screen you will now see three numbers, in white and tiny so you have to really look for them. They are the RGB numbers for all colours in second life items.

Anything you move your mouse over when this is activated will show you a RGB number.. so then when you open edit on an item and then the tint box you can input those numbers into it as shown.

I had to then use the slider on the side, and add full bright to get the same purple but it was fun and it has so many uses. You do the same moves to turn it back off.

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Spring.
The Crushed Sweater Dresses by Maitreya are snuggly and again beautifully structured, you get options for the skirts of these dresses, one is a fuller sculpted skirt, the other is just the regular micro mini option, both look stunning. These will look great with leggings, or bare legged as shown.

The boots I am wearing are the Billow boots from Maitreya, that coincidentaly match perfectly in colour lol. The Apple hair is a MUST MUST MUST Have for all, whether you are feeling the peace love and mungbeans baby, or you just want to be up with the current trend of everything hippie chic , then whatever reason Apple is for you.

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Feeling a tad bookwormis, possibly I am up to no good, with the fabulous Thighstrap Mother Book of Shadows by Dark Eden, these are so much fun and come in a variety of books and colours, with potions and earrings and all sorts of wonderful magical stuffs.

The skirt is another New release from Maitreya in the form of the Jules Skirt , a denim skirt that again is sculpted with either a more overall fitted prim, or micro, with seperate belt option. I am wearing the seperate belt and micro option, I really like this upper part to the skirt giving it a really well finished look.

The Mirli sweaters from Maitreya have always been a must have, so soft and delightful, you cannot go past the backs of these sweaters for added rawr. The shoes are the Sassy Wedges in Cherry, so cute and perfect for the Witch in training look I was going for lol. The lovely pinned back at the side hair is Faye from Maitreya and for those that love long and straight this is an incredibly realistic version of that look.

The studious looking Glasses are SMP by booN, really nice frames and very reasonably priced.

Points to my lips on the left and goes OMG OMG OMG it’s blue opal lipstick, every single girl I know in the mid 80’s had that exact lipstick, LOVE LOVE LOVE, it’s part of the Breeze skins line from Gala @ Curio .

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Cleo Skirts by Maitreya are the tighter fit lowrise style we all love, these are an older look denim and the addition of the fabulous Coin belts also from Maitreya makes them very fun to wear.

Do you own the Jam Hoodies, these are again an older item from Maitreya and if you weren’t around when they were released, and somehow managed to not have them yet… do not let yourself down. These are superb , they were on release and they are definitely still now. You get the beautuiful soft sweater with the up or down hoodie option.

Due to the Fashionable Relay Challenge I have been feeling the love for the Slouch Socks these are older than old lol, I even remember the release of these and exactly where Onyx put them at hinode. I am wearing them with the Desert boots by Maitreya, you get the options of laced or unlaced, which is fun to wear both one way or the other, or alternating them.

The Jam Hoodies have seperate hoods sold with hair attached, that was just genius at the time, I felt like a little change and the Mayte hair fit underneath, the shoes are the Frenzy shoes again but this time with the banana heels which are so much fun.

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The Strapless Tops by Maitreya are just fantastic, the sculptie work and shape on these is superb…the draped textures are so pretty and the style just gives such a great look to your wardrobe. The batik print is wonderful for casual days, the colours are lovely and they look great with things such as jeans or with the Cleo skirts.

The fab thing about these tops, isn’t just all the layers option, or the fact that each sculpted top comes in three sizes and is resizable, but there is also an AO version WOOHOO, poses by Maitreya in any form are super fabulous, but an item of clothing with a built in AO is again really thinking about what your customers will need to wear your clothing effectively, YAY Onyx and Beau.

The Satin version are lovely with dress pants, or a long skirt. I am wearing the Wednesday pants from Lelutka with these, the fabric on the tops is so soft looking you just know how it feels against the skin.

The Piper 2 hair is the same loose and pretty style, with no tail and more of a loose bun effect, great as an updo or semi dressy. The Jewerly is the Medallion set by Essentia, and the skin is the Lovely by Gala @ Curio, this is a skin that definitely as I said has character, and you will really want to wear it for a few hours to see it on your shape in all atmospheres.

Click HERE to TP to the stores shown.

Hair by: Maitreya

Skin by: Gala

Clothing by: Maitreya, MAiiKI, LeLutka

Jewelry/Accessories by: Essentia

Shoes by: Maitreya

Poses by: Maitreya

Posestand Professional and Hud by: VR Foundry

Always thankful for:

Essentia for my Beautiful Hair Roses and Jewelry many pieces of which I have watched being made, and had the pleasure of wearing first as they are custom fit to my shape-I’m blessed. Xstreet HERE

My VR Posestand Professional/VR Posestand HUD/Library is by VR Foundry , The NEW Features include Keyboard Controls, MONO, HUD Controls, Locking Camera and Pose Positions, ability to save Colour Sphere Presets, Return to Poses Locked previously and SOOOO Much more. The VR Posestand is sold seperately as is the VR Posestand HUD , or in a Package .Xstreet HERE or at the VR Foundry Main Store. now also with stand alone Library HUD, for on location shoots in no build areas – no notecards needed just throw in your poses.

My eyes which I get complimented on all the time are from LeLutka the MMS Green which I love, but alas are no longer available but there are still fabulous eyes to choose from.

Poses and Stands always used by me while taking pics, even if some end up on cutting room floor:

Maitreya

Digital Dragon Designs

Pixeldolls Empire Dress AO poses

Happy Dispatch

Juicy

Grapevine

Mela’s

[LAP] Long Akward Pose

ANIMAH

Ana Lu Fresh Poses

Naughty Neko Designs

Imperial Elegance

Lost Angels

Studio Sidhe

Vista Animations

Dela

Le Boudoir Mode d’Ambre

Reel Expression

Ex- Pose & Roodie Noodie

Aphrodite Creations

Tuli

Mamesando

Street Magic

Lavish me with Kisses

In my time in SL I have experienced Gala moments a few times. Little moments were it was all about Gala . I don’t mean big releases and such, but snippets of conversation, being tp’d to her older sim to give opinions on a make up, and of course many a time fashion emergency went to mentioning Gala toes as being perfection.

I even remember consoling an old customer when she was so distraught that Gala hadn’t released new skins in a while, it’s funny the older you get in SL the more those memories mean, for me a New skin by Gala Phoenix @ Curio is like a pleasant time line that turns into a much louder affair.

This affair will definitely be remembered. The NEW Skin line by Gala @ Curio consists of three beautiful skins, and I am only showing one of them today, the other two I will show soon after.

Vixen

This is the Vixen skin by Gala Phoenix of Gala@Curio , a few things about how this skin has been released.

You have 4 Beautiful skin tones, Acorn , Petal, Moonbeam and Sundust. Each tone comes with 6 make ups in a light/dark option, now at first I thought that was brows, and was really surprised to find out that light and dark was in fact a variation of the

tone.

The other option you have is

freckled which is just beautifully done on these skins, being someone with freckles RL I am not a fan of freckle skins with an abundance of make up, makes absolutely no sense to me whatsoever.

With these skins the freckles are more across the bridge of the nose and lightly across the body depending on tone of course, but as these come as part of the range, they will come in handy for different looks I am sure.

The other new feature is the light glossy lipstick and then a dramatic coloured gloss option, which makes it easier for those that don’t like to

change skins too much. By having so many options in the one make up pack this is definitely a more bang for your buck kind of dealio, but let me say it again PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE give us a shaved option.

Vixen.

I know I say this a lot, I know I sound like some kind of maniac about

such a whacko thing, but I want to be able to not stress all the time about what skin I have on , whether or not I can just wear a folder and not end up walking around and finding out that I have been showing parts of what no one should see in public ever.

If all clothing makers suddenly stated that they would all end their clothing at the exact same part of the template as everyone else, then I wouldn’t care, but they don’t so I do :P. I also tend to think that we all – females that is – have different views on that area, and shaved/waxed it all ends the same, but all the other variations are just bizarro world…ok ranting again I know, back to the beautiful Vixen Skins.

Vixen..

I have mentioned the lipstick but not as yet the mouth, it is a beautiful full lipped shape, worthy of the best pouters in sl, and not just any kind of pout but that well practiced one with the upper lip curl. The overall lines to the face, and I don’t mean on the skin as such, but the details that make up the character of Vixen have a beautiful maturity that as a 36 year old I am very glad of.

The Vixen skin by Gala Phoenix of Gala @ Curio ( it’s confusing to me when I hear people call Gala Curio ) has such a wonderful

nose, and the eye make up is captivating. The tones and shading on the body of the skins is just gorgeous and I totally recommend either getting completely nakey or putting on your skimpiest beachwear – at home of course – and really checking out the bodies of these skins.

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As you can see in the pics, the overall sheen to the skin is just delightful and sexy as all get out. The shading to the ribcage is really well done, and moves incredibley well with poses, the stomach is very trim and taught but not overly so, and the bum and collarbone is a dream.

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One thing I seem to pay more attention to these days is the nails, the french polish on these skins is just gorgeous, and with so many beautiful rich colours in make up and clothing in SL the nails can stay bare and still draw attention when they are as lovely as these.

Vixen is possibly intended to be the sexiest of the new line, but I think all three are, but again as I am only showing Vixen today lets focus on that. Each pic has the two lips stick options, all four tones are shown, some with freckles, most without…and two of the pics are the light variation of the Sundust Frex and Petal.

The make up colours in this first range are an autumn lovers dream, the soft browns, lilacs and rich natural colours are bursting with flavour and richness, the glossy lips are fantastic and over all they are just beautiful, so make sure you DEMO DEMO DEMO them all.

If the store demos aren’t enough to entice you, then join the Gala & Rita Design Announcements Group, right now there is a heavenly pack of skins awaiting your love and affection, as a gift from Gala, so make sure you say thank you ♥.

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Moving on to hair, Here Comes Trouble has done another big release today. One of the styles I am so in love with I had to wear it more than once lol. Dejay is the first soft wavey pony tail, a few loose tendrils and its so sweet.

Fritz is AWESOMETASTICAL!, as a person with wavey hair that can tend to get ultra curly underneath if left to dry naturally this is the hair scrunchers perfect do. This hair is all hair, it’s shortish, medium, going into long, its bed hair, its sexed up hair, its styled and not styled all at once, I LOVE ITTTTTTT.

The next style is the Mally hair, a lovely asymetrical style with very forward bangs, the Sasy hair (loves Babyboo) is a great uppy do, for your formal pleasures, but I am all about the Fritz.

The beautiful lingerie I am wearing in all of the pics is from Popfuzz, the Lace Lingerie set which is the first three pics is the latest release in the Popfuzz Lingerie line and it is gorgeous, we showed some of it last week on Whimsy. Garters, Panties, Bra and stockings…it is all there and on all layers in beautiful lingerie colours.

The Bra and Panties sets in the next two pics, are the perfect basics. You get straps and strapless versions of the bra and in my opinion this set could double as a bikini if needed. Lastly and because of the fantastic red lips in the :GP: Petal [Light] Vixen-Roxy 1 skin I went with the Lace Corset in Red from Popfuzz, I have said it many times, this corset set is brilliant, get one, get them all, you will love them.

All of the shoes in this post are the Nana heels from Enkythings, my favourite Lingerie Shoes in such beautiful fabrics…yummy.

Click HERE to TP to the stores shown.

Hair by: Here Comes Trouble

Skin by: Gala Phoenix (Gala @ Curio)

Clothing by: Popfuzz

Jewelry/Accessories by: Essentia

Shoes by: Enkythings

Poses by: Persona

Posestand Professional and Hud by: VR Foundry

Always thankful for:

Essentia for my Beautiful Hair Roses and Jewelry many pieces of which I have watched being made, and had the pleasure of wearing first as they are custom fit to my shape-I’m blessed. Xstreet HERE

My VR Posestand Professional/VR Posestand HUD/Library is by VR Foundry , The NEW Features include Keyboard Controls, MONO, HUD Controls, Locking Camera and Pose Positions, ability to save Colour Sphere Presets, Return to Poses Locked previously and SOOOO Much more. The VR Posestand is sold seperately as is the VR Posestand HUD , or in a Package .Xstreet HERE or at the VR Foundry Main Store. now also with stand alone Library HUD, for on location shoots in no build areas – no notecards needed just throw in your poses.

My eyes which I get complimented on all the time are from LeLutka the MMS Green which I love, but alas are no longer available but there are still fabulous eyes to choose from.

Poses and Stands always used by me while taking pics, even if some end up on cutting room floor:

Maitreya

Digital Dragon Designs

Pixeldolls Empire Dress AO poses

Happy Dispatch

Juicy

Grapevine

Mela’s

[LAP] Long Akward Pose

ANIMAH

Ana Lu Fresh Poses

Naughty Neko Designs

Imperial Elegance

Lost Angels

Studio Sidhe

Vista Animations

Dela

Le Boudoir Mode d’Ambre

Reel Expression

Ex- Pose & Roodie Noodie

Aphrodite Creations

Tuli

Mamesando

Street Magic

Tips

Often in the past three years, I have recieved an IM from friends or contacts, that have been in need of a script to find avatar keys. Avatar keys are used most commonly for split scripts, and if the person isn’t online it was always difficult and often scripted boxes that worked 6 months ago, for some reason or another don’t work again when you need them.

One day a month or so ago I was searching google for something; and came across this wonderful website called ObiJan Technologies, now not only can you type in the name of the avatar and get their key, but you also get their info, such as name, rezdate, and how many people they share that last name with.

But it gets better, and for me coming from a retail background I thought of how this site could be used for other thing, and the one thing that stands out the most is the page HERE, it is part of the statistics page, and if you click on the Birthdays section you get a list of all the avatars that are celebrating their rezday that day.

Now I know there are stores like Analog Dog, that if you are having a rezday you can choose any style in the store as a gift from the lovely Queue, but I was thinking how cool would it be to send a little token from your store to people that are having a birthday, it doesn’t have to be the whole list , but hey why not.

Anyway that was my thunk for the day, and a site that you should check and save for those times, when possibly you get the ‘Eeeek I need a key” IM’s.