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a chance encounter

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.

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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.

Credits:
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

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Cold Ash

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Taxi!

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SLink Physique Alpha Update

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Murder Mystery

A few months back I did a book meme where I talked about books that I love to read. I mentioned a lot of book genres that I’m interested in but one that I failed to mention are murder mysteries. I actually used to be completely addicted to Nancy Drew and Agatha Christie. I have […] Continue reading →

Playing with Fate

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Weddings Around the World

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Immaculate

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A Journey Through India

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Time to say Goodbye

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Happy 6th Anniversary Tempura!

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Second Life Friends List Meme

For this week’s Monday meme I thought it may be fun to grab a friend from your inworld friends list and then both of you can answer the following series of questions about your lists. It’s optional though, you can just answer the questions on your own if that’s easier. Meme instructions: Grab a friend […] Continue reading →