(click here for a raw shot)
This week is going to be the week of epic jewelry releases. The first release I’d like to show you is The Primavera Collection from Kunglers. This collection is quite organic consisting of many nature elements such as flowers, petals, butterflies and other insects. As always, it has the unique Kunglers touch that AvaGardner always brings to her designs. I find them to be so bold and beautiful. You’ll find them in the Kunglers Jewelry section, so take the slurl for a closer look.
I decided to wear three different skins for this post. I know most people pick one skin and wear that for a while or always have their favorites that they go back to, however for me I am always jumping around. I do have some favorites that I like, lately that is Glam Affair, Glance, League and Tuli. However I love to mix and match brands, tones, hair colors, etc… and I’m also wearing three different Mayfly eyes here. I can’t help it, I just love them!
In the second image, I am wearing one of my favorite PXL skins. It’s Linda, an older skin, but I have a special attachment with that one. PXL is about to release a new skin very soon, there’s a teaser on Hart’s flickr at this link which looks really fantastic. I can’t wait to try it out!
Over the next few days you’ll be seeing me post a lot more jewelry so get ready to accessorize!
*Skin: Glam Affair – Cleo – America – 02 B by Aida Ewing
Eyes: Mayfly – Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Deepening Spring, w4) by Arkesh Baral
Hair: tram C409 hair / brown (size40) by Moca Loup
*Dress: Tee*fy Aurelia Summer High-Low Dress Creme S by Azure Electricteeth (Coming to Arcade June)
*Mesh Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual by Siddean Munro
*Appliers: Glam Affair America by Aida Ewing
*Jewelry Set: (Kunglers Extra) Gaia – Copper by Avagardner Kungler
(Girl on left)
*Skin: [PXL] Linda DA by Hart Larsson
Eyes: Mayfly – Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Forest Green Shadow, w4) by Arkesh Baral
Hair: >TRUTH< Sam – mahogany by Truth Hawks
*Jewelry: (Kunglers Extra) Khloris necklace – copper by Avagardner Kungler
(Girl on right)
Skin: *League* Aria Golden -Special Edition -Chest C by Nena Janus
Eyes: Mayfly – Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Desert Dawn, w4) by Arkesh Baral
*Hair: -dDx- Atlas (Brunette) by Kallisti Burns
*Bikini: *BOOM* Ellio Bikini hip ties (jungle) by Aranel Ah
*Mesh Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual by Siddean Munro
*Jewelry Set: (Kunglers Extra) Apis – Silver by Avagardner Kungler
Location: Two Moon Gardens
If you’re on my plurk timeline you’ll know that I’ve had quite the frustrating day. However, there’s nothing a spoon full of nutella and new mesh jewels won’t fix. Zaara has released her first collection of mesh jewelry in a variety of colors available in gold and silver metals. I’m wearing the carnelian and onyx sets in these images and there are four more colors to choose from.
I know I am biased but Zaara jewels have always been my favorites on the grid. I’m aching for the nizam set in real life. Zaara has a lot more mesh jewelry on the way, so don’t forget to join her inworld group to keep up to date with all her releases.
I decided to bust out my mesh breasts for this post since the necklace looked so nice in between the sexy cleavage. I think I finally got them to a size I really like. I posted a raw shot on my profile again, you can view it at this link.
The second image is also my iRez photo of the day today. I just had to share my boobs over there too! :P
*Skin: Glam Affair – Roza Basic – India02 D by Aida Ewing
*Hair: >TRUTH< Nyx – frappuccino by Truth Hawks
Mesh Breasts: Lolas ::: Tango ::: Mesh Breasts by Sandi Moonites
*Mesh Hands: Slink Mesh Hand Casual by Siddean Munro
Lingerie: BOOM Lingerie with Lolas Appliers by Aranel Ah
*Mesh Jewels: Zaara : Atiriya stone mesh set by Zaara Kohime
*Poses+Props: Trompe Loeil – Beds by Cory Edo
Have you? Please take the time to vote today America! Your vote does count! If you’re unsure of where to go to vote, here’s a simple and easy (and kinda funny) website that will help you figure out where to go to place your vote. Wanna know who I voted for? Click here and find out, I’m dancing with him! :P
While we’re talking about voting, I wanted to thank all of the NWN readers for taking the time to vote for ME and my blog. I’ve been voted one of the Top Ten Second Life blogs nominated by NWN readers. I’m completed honored and totally blushing. You like me…you really like me! Thank you. <3
Finally, a big, huge, massive happy rezday to the one and only Damien Fate. The man is a legend! He’s been a resident for 9 years today and has contributed so much to the grid. Read his blog post about how he found SL and also pick up this free friendship bear he made for us today. Dear Mr. Fate, happy rezday to you and here’s looking at many more! <3
*Skin: [PXL] FAITH OL NE MEB C1 by Hart Larsson
*Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Amelie Mesh Hair – Chocolate (@ FaMESHed November)
*Shirt: *BOOM* Twenty-Three Tee (S) USA by Aranel Ah
*Pants: Maitreya Stefani Pants * Midnight S by Onyx LeShelle
“Friendship Bear” by Damien Fate (Available free @ FATEisland)
I was so excited to see the Tee*fy Vintage Camera Collection for the Arcade Event. I think I’m going to have to wear one of these cameras in all of my photoshoots from now on. I wore one in the photoshoot this afternoon. :P I’m totally sporting the lazy photographer look.
In these pictures I am using the rare Grandpa’s old camera because that is the one that comes with the hand-held pose in the first picture. It also comes with a neck attachment as you see in the second picture. All the rest of the cameras don’t come with poses but two attachment points: neck and shoulder.
The top I’m wearing is also available at the Arcade Event from ISON. The tops are really cute, they are sheer mesh and come with a system layer to wear underneath it. I know a lot of people were wondering why these gacha items were NO TRANSFER so I thought I would link to you the designer, Harry Hyx’s flickr stream, where he explained why he made these particular items no transfer in the comments.
The pose is the second picture is from Bent. Bent is currently moving to a new location and some selected items in the store are marked down until October 6th. You can check out Catherine Fairport’s flickr for more details and then Take the new slurl to pick up some awesome poses!
*Skin: Glam Affair – Lilith – India – Clean D by Aida Ewing
*Hair: >TRUTH< Winona – treacle by Truth Hawks
*Top: ISON – sheer baby blouse -M- (pewter) by Harry Hyx (@ The Arcade for September)
*Pants: *BOOM* Miami Linens (Silhouette) -XXS- by Aranel Ah
Prim Feet: Slink Barefeet Mesh Flat by Siddean Munro
Sandals: Slink Ilena Sandals Large White (Go with the prim feet) by Siddean Munro
*Necklace + Earrings:(Kunglers Extra) Toro – Silver by Avagardner Kungler
Ring: Paper Couture Leather Blossom Ring by Cora Lu
*Camera: Tee*fy Vintage Grandpa’s Old Camera (Rare) Azure Electricteeth (@ The Arcade for September)
*1st Pose: Comes with camera ^^
*2nd Pose: Bent by Catherine Fairport
Location: BWC Village
So I’ve been seeing a few people doing mirror images a lot recently, like this amazing one by the infamous Mr. Jefferson, and I thought I’d give it a try. I have to admit, Mr. Jefferson totally encouraged me to do it. He linked me to all the appropriate tutorials and even sent me the water file inworld (I’m so spoiled). Anyhow, I kinda had fun playing around with this pic. If you’d like to try it out for yourself, check out the following tutorials:
- Zonja Capalini – This is the one Mr. Jefferson sent to me, it has all the info on it and the file that you need.
- Cajsa Lilliehook – I also found Cajsa’s tutorial helpful cuz she has the latest windlight settings interface displayed.
Sorry I haven’t shared a tutorial for a few weeks, I’ve been a total slacker this summer and now I’ve been busy getting ready for school to start again. But no worries, I’ll be back to harass y’all more often soon!
Also, I wore a teal bikini in this post just for Mr. Jefferson (he knows why).
BTW, this video has had me laughing (and dancing) all day today so I really wanted to share it. I love this song even more now!
EDIT: I have gotten a slew of questions regarding this post since yesterday so here are the answers to the questions y’all are asking:.
Raw shots from SL, resized & cropped together, resolutions on top
- Mirror Water – Some of you were having difficulty making the windlight preset required to create the mirror water, so I’ve created and uploaded mine at that link. Now you just have to copy it into your water folder. You can find the water folder here:
If you are using a third party viewer such as Exodus or Phoenix, remember to place the settings in the correct folders by substituting the “SecondLife” folder for the name of the viewer you are using.
- Why are your reflections all jagged? It may be because you are shooting your images at a lower resolution than I am. I’ve noticed the higher resolution you shoot the images, the better the reflection (and most of the time the overall picture). As you can see in the second picture I’ve posted in this post, the one shot at the higher resolution has a much cleaner reflection. So try fiddling around with that and see what works best for you.
- Raw shot without using the mirror water – Some of you asked to see the raw shot of the image while I was NOT using the mirror water setting so you can see what it looked like before I turned that on. At least, I hope that’s what you were asking, I’m not 100% sure but there it is anyways.
For all the images in this post, I used my diamond windlight setting which is in the 10 pack of settings that can be downloaded from my windlight settings page.
Please email me if you have any more questions as I can respond a lot faster to those than notecards. Thank you and have fun with this! <3
» For more of my tutorials, check out my tutorials page.
*Skin: *Apparence Skins* MERIT SKIN T3 E4 by Marisa Gregan
Hair: [LeLutka]-MAGDALEN hair – AlmostGoth by Thora Charron
*Bikini: *BOOM* Ellio Bikini (teal) by Aranel Ah
*Earrings: [MANDALA] Leather Feather Earrings/Lara Blue by Kikunosuke Eel
Ring: Donna Flora AZIZA aqua ring by Squinternet Larnia
Nails: Candy Nail #P032 Feather Gold by Peche Bury
*Pose: Long Awkward Pose (no longer available)