Smokin

smokin

I’m definitely not a smoker in real life, but I couldn’t help but think that the cig in my hand really completed the look. I had a lot of fun putting together this outfit and also shooting the images today. It was the first time I was able to successfully play around with layering mesh items and not completely pull my hair out over it.

I wanted to pair these mesh pants with the mesh jacket and also the tube top underneath which is partial mesh. I normally wear a small size in most mesh items, however to make the pants fit under the jacket nicely, I wore them in XS. The The mesh tie on the tube top I wore in XXS so it would fit underneath the jacket, however I can’t wear it in that size if I’m not wearing the jacket because it cuts into the boobs. And then finally, the jacket I wore in a medium size and voila, they all fit! I was so excited! I’m going to see if I can mash up different sizes in mesh like that more often.

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The shoes were another story. I have been eyeing these shoes on flickr ever since the first tease promo shots and when I saw them at Vintage Fair I bought them up quickly. However, today when I was trying them on for the first time, I couldn’t figure out why they looked partially transparent every time I put the alpha layer on, see my plurk here about it. I was finally able to make them look amazing as they do now by checking “Automatic Alpa Masks” under rendering in the Develop menu. This is the first time I ever had to do that for a pair of shoes, does anyone know why? Is there some other setting of mine that’s not correct? I don’t mind having that checked, but usually having that checked ruins the ends of my hair and eyelashes so I would prefer to keep it off.

EDIT: I just wanted to add a little note here to say that the designer of the shoe from Kunglers, AvaGardner Kungler, read my post and sent me an updated shoe folder and the problem was all fixed. She said that the only thing she did different is instead of using a PNG texture file, she used a TGA file so she believes this may be the reason I was having that problem. Thank you so much Ava! <3 smokin

Finally, the most exciting part, Shai Delacroix (one of my fav designers since 2008) has released her first mesh item! The bag (which I totally didn’t get a closeup of, sorry) is available at Zodiac this month. It’s a beautifully crafted bag, original mesh and available in ten colors! For more details about the bag, check out the Casa Del Shai blog and don’t forget to like the Casa Del Shai facebook page!

The location for my shoot was also a lot of fun. I explored the New York City sim again. It’s really well done and any time I’m looking for a city atmosphere, I head right there. They also have a very organized and informative website: http://www.newyorkcitysl.com

Credits:
*Skin: {.essences.} Virgo – Brunette by Inka Mexicola @ Zodiac – Virgo
*Hair: >TRUTH< Soleil w/Roots – mocha by Truth Hawks
*Top: Zaara : Nina tube top XXS *cream* by Zaara Kohime
*Pants: Zaara : [Mesh] Kavya summer pants (XS) *mocha* by Zaara Kohime
*Jacket: fri.day – Marie.Jacket (Fire) – Medium by Darling Monday @ Collabor88 for August
Shoes: (Kunglers) Morgana pumps – brown python by Avagardner Kungler @ Vintage Fair 2012
*Bag: *Casa Del Shai* Virgo Satchel Sand by Shai Delacroix @ Zodiac – Virgo
Glasses: MG – Sunglasses – Milano by Maxi Gossamer
Necklace: Paper Couture Black Pearls by Cora Lu
Ring: Paper Couture Diamonds and Pearl Ring by Cora Lu
*Earrings: [ glow ] studio – Pearl Dark Stud by Jocelyn Anatine
Cigarette + Poses: Di’s Opera by Di Hoorenbeek
Location: New York City

6 thoughts on “Smokin

  1. pretty as always! <3

  2. You just make everything so gorgeous! Thank you for featuring the satchels. <3 And that's a cool new trick to mix and match mesh clothes with sizing.

  3. Thank you guys, love you both. <333

  4. i love your look Thank you for the gorgeous feature ;)

  5. You’re very welcome Ava, I adore the shoes and thank you so much for sending me the updated version! <3

  6. […] had to check the sim out.  My photo doesn’t do the place justice, so make sure to check out Berry’s beautiful post featured on the sim.  She as usual made it look […]

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