I’m not a regular roleplayer but I do love to dress up from time to time. If you are a roleplayer you might be interested in this contest I heard about. I’m thinking of entering but I need to think it through. The contest is for the S.S. Enigmatic sim. The sim hosts a variety of events and activities, from role play and flyable space fighters, to art shows, a rock club, and even a bowling alley. The contest runs til Oct 7th, for more details check out the S.S. Enigmatic blog and join the flickr group.
The skin I’m wearing is available from Glam Affair in a brand new quarterly gacha event called The Arcade. You can check out The Arcade Shopping Guide on tumblr and also Seraphim has blogged all of the items with pricing. It just started today so there will be a lot of people on the sim right now but you can try taking the slurl and see if you get in.
I wanted to dress up as a vampire today and wear my new jewelry from Rozoregalia which I’m so totally in love with. Vampires can wear crosses, right? :P I asked the only vampire I know and he said he’ll let it slide this time, (Thank you for helping me with this post, ily! <3.)
*Skin: -Glam Affair- Roza - The Arcade Gacha Events 07 by Aida Ewing (@ The Arcade for September)
*Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Noriko Mesh Hair – Night shadow by MissAllSunday Lemon
*Jewels: RozoregaliaNARUSAZA & BOUHACHI by Yumi Pausch
Fangs: [ < ] kOwP [ > ] Vampire Fangs V2 by Skyler Melnik
Blood: Olive Juice- Vampy Fangs w/ Blood by Isabellagrace Baroque (Closed, no longer available)
*Pose: Diesel Works by Rogan Diesel
le masque diamant skin by Mesut Collins and Gia Pawpad
Friday I blogged as a brunette, earlier today I was a redhead and now I’m a blonde. I know I seem indecisive but I felt like having a little fun with my blogging. I’m going to play around with skin tones and hair colors more often, even though I have to admit I am totally liking this blonde on me. We’ll see how it goes. Feel free to yell at me and let me know you prefer me in my darker tones, I’m used to people saying that all the time. :P
The reason for this post is the new skin I’m wearing in the first picture above. ^^ It’s a brand new skin from Gia Pawpad of LoQ. She just put it in the store now. The name of the skin is Diamant and I’m wearing the pale tone. It comes with blond brows and tattoo layers for dark, black and red brows as well. Also has cleavage and pubic hair options. As you know I love to play in photoshop so I have photoshopped that pic a lot, for a raw shot of me in the skin you can check out this plurk and also remember to try on a demo before purchasing.
Glam Affair Amelie skin by Aida Ewing
Since this is my blonde post, I figured I’d also share another image I did earlier this week just for fun in a different hair and makeup. A few people immed me asking me for the credits of the image since I never blogged it so I figured I’d go ahead and just blog it.
I was also asked to show a before and after of the image. I always get two questions often: “How much do you photoshop your pictures?” and “What kind of computer do you have?” In all honesty, I really don’t photoshop my images all that much because I am no expert in photoshop at all. You can see from the image below that I don’t do much other than a bit of liquify, blur, brightness and sometimes cloning and dodge and burn.
Would you like to share a “before and after image” and reveal some of your photoshop secrets? I’m sure it’ll be a great learning experience for everyone. Feel free to blog, flickr, plurk, etc… and lemme know when you do! <3
Finally, I know it has nothing to do with this post but I wanted to plug in a new machinima I saw today and really love. It’s such a powerful film so I thought I would share it.
French machinimatographer SamLowry Hawks has created an interesting film about Second Life Avatars, check it out on youtube at this link: http://youtu.be/8denvleKQIs
Credits: First picture:
*Skin: ‘le masque‘ diamant – pale – pink lips by Mesut Collins & Gia Pawpad
*Hair: “LoQ Hair” RedWine – Golden Blonde by Gia Pawpad
*Necklace: [LWL] Terrarium Necklace (cactus) by Faint Paulse (MESH)
*Pose: Olive Juice by Isabellagrace Baroque
*Skin: Glam Affair Amelie by Aida Ewing
*Hair: Truth Barbara by Truth Hawks
Eyes: Mayfly – Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Deepening Spring, w4) by Arkesh Baral (MESH)
*Eyelashes: Miamai_Catwalk Lashes_Glitter 01 by Monica Outlander (MESH)
Recently a lot of you have switched over to using Exodus Viewer and have been contacting me about a few things that you guys are all having problems with. I figured I’d cover them all here cuz it seems everyone is having the same issues.
Lines and/or glitches on your pictures: I did get that as well in the latest releases so I have actually gone back to Beta 5 which is available at this link: 184.108.40.206 That’s the release that is working best for me right now without any glitches or other issues. I will keep updating with every new release though and see if it works better for me.
New snapshot window: The new snapshot feature is actually part of SL Viewer 3 that Exodus has adapted. You will find the snapshot feature like this not only in Exodus but also in the official SL 3 viewers and any other viewer that has adapted the v3 UI. It’s a bit tricky to get used to but here are some screenshots of the steps you take to take a pic now:
a. Click Save to Computer
b. Click Resolution
c. Choose your desired resolution and hit save
My resolution and graphics card: I shoot all of my pictures at 5760×3084 resolution and I have a gtx 560ti graphics card. All of the images you see on my blog are photoshopped (unless otherwise stated).
The tattoo I’m wearing is from Huz Tats. Huz Tats temporarily does not have an inworld location at the moment so if you’ve been looking to pick up some of the brilliant tattoos from there, you can try looking on marketplace or contacting Hunain Bellic inworld and he’ll be able to help you out.
*Skin: -Glam Affair- Linn Tan – D HB 09 by Aida Ewing
*Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Pale Warm Silver (M) by Ikon Innovia
*Hair: Tameless Norine – All Colors by Nita Bracken
*Lingerie: [Ladies Who Lunch] Claire (Noir) by Faint Paulse
*Tattoo: [HUZ]-Oriental-Black-Faded-Tattoo Layer by7 Hunain Bellic (Marketplace)
Nails: [MANDALA]SINRA nails (hand size 20) CK black by kikunosuke.eel
*Ring: Zaara : Kashiti bobble ring *onyx* (silver) by Zaara Kohime
*Poses: Olive Juice by Isabellagrace Baroque
The October issue of Avenue Magazine has just hit the stands and for this month I thought I would talk about my favorite costume store on the grid, Deviance. If you’ve never been to Deviance, you’re missing out and should go check out the store…like right now. For all my style credits, check out pages 85 to 90.
Also don’t forget to read the whole magazine because one of my most favorite designers (and good friends) is on the cover, Faint Paulse of Ladies who Lunch. Check out her awesome interview from pages 35 to 44.
Finally, and off topic, tomorrow there will be a big announcement about Kirstens Viewer. Keep an eye on their blog for all the details. I will also be doing a Kirstens Viewer post tomorrow as I have been fortunate enough to test the preview viewer S22 that will also be announced very soon. I am really excited about all this, so make sure to come back tomorrow for all the details!
The month of Ramadan has come to an end and Eid ul-Fitr is upon us. I usually wear something ethnic-ish (is that a word?) for my ramadan and eid posts but when I received this gorgeous dress a few days ago, I knew it was going to be my Eid dress. I love the fun, flirtyness of this dress and I also love that it’s white!
I was going to wear my tiara to complete the outfit, but SL seems to have eaten it. :( I guess my princess card is going to be revoked unless SL has pity on me and decides to give it back. *crosses fingers*
Happy Eid everyone!
Skin: Pink Fuel Elly – Pure by Mochi Milena
*Hair: *Plume* – Innocence/Soil by Fauve Beaumont
*Dress: [LeeZu!] Toya Dress by Leezu Baxter
*Necklace & Earrings: je suis nocturne by Julia Merosi
*Nails: je suis naive nails by Julia Merosi
*Ring: Indy&Co. Cerise Ring Blanc by Indyra Seigo
*Shoes: Slink Lulu Stilettos White by Siddean Munro
*- First Picture: Olive Juice by IsabellaGrace Baroque
- Second Picture: One of my dances, I forgot which one, sorry.