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What’s in a Shape?

What's in a Shape?

Last month I released a standard second life shape directly to my marketplace store. The only reason I did that is because people kept asking about my shape and so I thought I would experiment and see what I could come up with. I didn’t expect to, but I sold quite a few of them.

Allesist Klaar was one of the people that bought one. She then contacted me with a photo idea she had. She wanted us both to wear the same Pretty Shape I had released and then take a photo together. I have always admired her photos, so even though my schedule is insane, I made sure to make some time for it. I’m so happy I did because it was a pleasure shooting with her. However, my image is not that great compared to hers, so please do click over to her flickr to see her version of the first image and her thoughts about it. I absolutely loved her lighting and angle. If you’re looking for her style credits, you can find them on her blog.

It’s interesting to see in the images that we both are wearing the same shape, even the same Mesh Project mesh body but our styling and skin tones immediately give away who is who. In fact, I’m not wearing my regular shape in any of the images in this post, but I think I still kind of look like myself, no? So I guess our shapes don’t really define “us” or make us who we are. However, I’m still pretty attached to my regular shape.

Evil Berry (click here for a raw shot)

Since I did that first shape, a few people contacted me to see if I would be making more. I really wasn’t sure if I would be able to but since I got such a positive response, I thought I’d try again. This time I wanted to go a different route. My first shape was very cute and pretty so I wanted the next one to be a bit more evil/devious and mature looking. So I used my favorite League skin and tried to make the shape look a bit like Sushmita Sen, I love her vixen look! I don’t know if I succeeded, but I had fun trying.

StrawberrySingh - Devious Shape

The devious shape is up on my marketplace store now, but since it has very drastic features, I highly recommend you guys try the DEMO first before purchasing to ensure that you like it with your favorite skins. I have provided two eyebrow bases with the shape just in case you don’t like the high arch.

A big thank you to Alles for asking me to do the pic with her, it was so much fun. Also, thank you to all those that bought my first shape and enjoyed it. I really appreciate all the support! <3

Credits:
1st Pic:
What Alles is wearing:
Check her blog for her style credits
What I’m wearing:
Shape: StrawberrySingh.com Pretty Shape by Strawberry Singh
Mesh Body: #TheMeshProject (BETA) Basic Body(f) by TheShops
Skin: The Shops Pussy Skin by TheShops
Hair: Exile::Blown Away by Kavar Cleanslate.
Jewels: Maxi Gossamer Ashira Set
Lingerie: #TheMeshProject – Striped Set (Black)
Shoes: ::HH:: Hucci Tandil Sandal – Collection (TMP-Mid) by Eboni Khan
Alles’ Snake on me: Diesel Works Serpent by Rogan Diesel
Pose: Infiniti . – No Gravity – Couples/Friends Pose by Brandi Monroe (@ TLC)

2nd & 3rd pics:
Shape: StrawberrySingh.com Devious Shape – (DEMO)
Skin: League Skin Erin Dark Feline Brunette by Nena Janus
*Eyes: IKON Promise Eyes – Brown by Ikon Innovia
*Hair: Exile::Blown Away by Kavar Cleanslate
*Lingerie: Baiastice_Apocalypse Net Lingerie-black by Sissy Pessoa (@ Uber)
*Shoes: erratic / valena – gladiator sandals / black (S) by Erratic Rain (@ Uber)
*Mesh Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual – Small by Siddean Munro
*Mesh Feet: Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance) S – Flat by Siddean Munro
*Headdress: MG – HeadDress – Ashira – Simple by Maxi Gossamer
*Nosering: MG – Nose Ring and Chain - Ashira by Maxi Gossamer
Pose: Del May Understated (head variant) by Del May

Paint the town red

Junbug has released a gorgeous gown for FaMESHed this round so I got all dressed up and felt like painting the town red. I asked the handsome Mr. Akami to take me dancing and not only did he take me dancing, he also serenaded me on skype as I took these pictures. I can’t deny […] Continue reading →

Playing with Fate

Fateplay recently had its first anniversary and at the same time Damien Fate is also having a contest. You just have to wear FATEplay clothing, take an image and then submit it into the official FATEdesign flickr group for a chance to win all future FATEplay releases for the next year. You have until August […] Continue reading →

Uber Vacation

Uber is a new monthly event that is owned by Mr. Truth Hawks and managed by Kaelyn Alecto. Every month there will be a new theme and for July the theme is vacation. There are 35 talented designers participating this round. It’s a small event but the items are excellent quality and perfect for this […] Continue reading →

Weddings Around the World

Libby Farleigh, the publisher of Fusion Magazine recently contacted me and requested I do two images for her special Wedding issue. They have a segment on weddings around the world so she asked me to share some colorful imagery depicting indian wedding traditions. Indian weddings are usually a big celebration of two families coming together, […] Continue reading →

Immortal

A lot of cute new skins being released recently. Rose will be released from Glam Affair tomorrow and it will come in seven different tones with 12 makeups as well as a clean face and not to mention a ton of eyebrow options. You can see some of the pictures of the different tones on […] Continue reading →

A Journey Through India

For the summer issue of TREMPE mode magazine, I was asked to take you all on a journey through India. I tried to use mostly mesh items in this editorial, however there are still a few favorites from the pre-mesh era that I felt compelled to include. The build I’ve used in all of the […] Continue reading →

Dreams

(click here for a raw shot) Do you ever dream about Second Life? I don’t actually mean just Second Life itself, but the people you meet in it. I don’t dream often about it, but once in a while I may have a dream about a friend inworld or people on plurk or twitter. Recently […] Continue reading →

New-to-me Meme

(click here for raw shot) Several months ago, Trixie Bumbo contacted me with a suggestion for a meme. She said, “I was wondering if a possible challenge idea would be to get bloggers to go out and find new shops or creators? So many seem to blog the same skin, the same hair, the same […] Continue reading →

Made in India

(click here for raw shot) Zaara has joined Arcade this March and is offering some of her first home decor pieces, inspired by the culture and colors of India. There are 15 pieces to collect in all, with 3 rares. The rares are definitely my favorite. I have been drooling over the cupboard ever since […] Continue reading →

Happy New Year!

I wanted to wish you all a very happy 2014! I hope your holidays were fun but safe, and you were surrounded by loved ones. My Christmas was wonderful with lots of family around and then for New Years I went out of town for a couple of days. New Years Eve was especially magical […] Continue reading →

My Wish for You!

“This is my wish for you: Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt, […] Continue reading →