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Eloquence is a new events blog that has timely coverage of high-traffic and high-quality shopping events in Second Life. The site is very easy to navigate and has already covered majority of the big shopping events currently happening inworld.

I’m wearing both male and female versions of the shawl collared coats and tailored pants from Coco. These two outfits are available at two different events. The female version is available at FaMESHed and the male version is available The Mens Dept this month. I really like the way they did that, so you can match your significant other if you like. Since the name in my partner box is Manberry, I was stuck with him. :P

Both of these events were covered by Eloquence on their blog as well, so you can click over to see the rest of the items available there.


The build in the images you see was actually a little gift from Mr. William Weaver. He also showed me a few lighting tricks and such in Firestorm Phototools menu. So the suits may not look as shiny to you as they do in my images. I didn’t make them shinier in photoshop, it was actually all inworld settings that he has taught me.

This is the first time I’m actually using Firestorm. I never quite grasped all the settings in Phototools before but after learning what all of them do, I understand it a lot better. Of course my images are nowhere as artistic and realistic as his, but I am having a lot of fun just playing with all the settings. Once I learn a few more things from him, I’m thinking of doing some tutorials, that’s if you guys would be interesting in learning as well.

I do I have to say, because of him, I have permanently switched to using the Firestorm Viewer for all of my photography now.

UPDATE: Mr. William Weaver has actually made tutorials for Phototools himself and uploaded them to youtube, so I made a playlist of all of them: Phototools Tutorials by William Weaver
Also, you can click over to his blog where he has even more information and resources.

What Manberry is wearing:
Skin: ~Tableau Vivant~ Lucis Skin – Tone 07 D by M4ri1yn Magic
Hair: Exile::High and Dry by Kavar Cleanslate
*Mesh Ears: CHEERNO Human_EarsTragus_010814A by Cheerno Destiny
*Outfit: COCO Homme_ShawlCollarCoat(Black)_M & COCO Homme_TailoredPants(Black)_M by Cocoro Lemon (@ TMD)
Mesh Feet: Slink Male Feet (AvEnhance) S – Flat by Siddean Munro
Mesh Hands: Slink Male Hands (AvEnhance) M R – Relax by Siddean Munro
*Shoes: [L.Warwick] Virtuoso -Oxford Dress Shoes- Black (Slink Male) by Lindsey Warwick (@ TMD)
Pose: Del May

What I’m wearing:
*Skin: -Glam Affair – Sia – Jamaica 04 F by Aida Ewing
Lipstick: [PF] Glossy Pout Lipstick – Choco *BONUS*
*Hair: ~Tableau Vivant~ Victoria hair (regular) – FatPack by M4ri1yn Magic
*Ears: [MANDALA] Ear Steking EARS by kikunosuke Eel
*Outfit: *COCO*_ShawlCollarCoat(Black)_S & COCO_TailoredPants(Black)_S by Cocoro Lemon (@ FaMESHed)
*Shoes: JD – Anastasia Slink High – Leather FatPack by davidefre (@ Uber)
*Necklace: MG – Necklace – Tie Mask Handcuffs – Small by Maxi Gossamer (@ Uber)
*Mesh Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual – Small R by Siddean Munro
*Mesh Feet: Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance) S – High by Siddean Munro
Pose: Del May


In Sanskrit, the name Chandni means moonlight and it’s one of the names my father uses for me when he’s being especially endearing. Since I have been begging Ms. Zaara Kohime to make a mesh lehenga for me for about 2 years now, she said that I get to name it. So here is the new […] Continue reading →

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. […] Continue reading →

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 →


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 →


(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 →