Disapointed

Tanaquil playing with shadows 3

Sometimes, you think something will help you a lot, make your work so much easier and when it actualy is there, you open wide eyes with horror, realizing you were so wrong and that actualy, it is not helping at all but maybe even making it more difficult.

Tanaquil playing with shadows 2

That is what SL shadows are for me at the moment. While the atmosphere of the pictures is better, i have to sacrifice quality to enable shadows. So far, i haven’t been able to have them with anti-aliasing on, which gives horrible jagged edges. I had to blur all the lines and edges to make them smoother. And anisotropic filtering is just a big NO if i don’t want my screen to turn all black.

If you have a closer look, you’ll also notice the shadows are pixelated, you can see rows of squares becoming lighter.

Tanaquil 20101016 portrait

It looks good, if you don’t pay attention to details or are looking at it from far away. I guess i need to train and get my hand at it and play with the settings to have better shadows but so far, i am a bit disapointed.

On the contrary and let’s now talk about fashion, i am not disapointed at all by this week’s Project Themeory: Fall Festivale. The clutch and skirt are from Milk Motion while the adorable Happy Find’s owl pendant is simply a must have!

The other day, i’ve read on Grazia Horwitz blog that Janie Marlowe from Mischief was back on the track with a new store: JANE. I’ve found at her shop some very cute pieces of clothing. Here, you can admire the aviator jacket which unfortunately hides a bit an awesome lace babydoll. It is definately a place you want to check for reasonable priced clothing.

Credits:
Skin: LAQ ~ Nellie 01 [Nougat] Glow skin
Eyes: L.Fauna Charm Eyes [Gemini 1]
Hair: [ 69 ] SMINB – Mauve –
Jacket: JANE – aviator jacket.khaki
Babydoll: JANE – warm embrace babydoll.navy
Skirt: (Milk Motion) My short skirt
Leggings: Tee*fy blossom Sunny
Earrings: (Yummy) Floral Dangle
Necklace: ::Happy Finds:: Vintage Owl Necklace
Clutch: (Milk Motion) My clutch bag (gold)
Boots: ::Kookie :: Armarda Long / Rusty Brown
Poses: Diesel Works

Bye bye,
Tana

Shadows on the Dressing Room Blue

Hello, this is my first attempt at SL Shadows. It didn’t really go the way i wanted but i guess i need to get used to it.

Alice TDR Blue 2

Alice TDR Blue

The jacket i am wearing is the awesome The Dressing Room Blue item from Emery. It is nice to see that many pieces of the collection are matching greatly to make this look. Also from the TDR blue are the belt from Veschi and the capri’s and sweater from Baiastice. Exodi is this time special guest and offers a skin from the last line, Isolde, for only 65 l$ you even get all tones with several options like hair or freckles!

Credits:
Skin: :: Exodi :: Isolde Vivante – 36 (Dk) at The Dressing Room Blue
Shape: ** Dunes ** Sabrina Shape
Eyes: L.Fauna Charm Eyes [Gemini 1]
Eyelashes: :: Exodi :: Eyelashes
Hair: Analog Dog AD – harper mahogany
Jacket: Emery – Jacket Sheena #Tdrb at The Dressing Room Blue.
Capri’s, Blouse and socks: Baiastice_Fall Pull-magenta & Sophisticated Blue-pants at The Dressing Room Blue
Belt: –Veschi– Pashmina Belt belt pelvis light blue
Shoes: [Gos]
Poses: *”*Perfection is Style*”*

Bye bye,
Tana

Haven Designs

Haven Designs

Hello,

you’ll probably see a lot of fashion coming from Haven Designs in the coming days as a lot of bloggers on Plurk have decided to help Delora Starbrook who’s having some problems paying for her tiers. Some people might wonder why a community, in this case the bloggers, choose to favor a designer over some others. Of course, the fact Delora is a lovely lady and many people like her is a factor but then, it is not the only or even the main reason either. Haven Designs offers quality clothing which are not made out of pre-made templates, which becomes pretty rare. She is working hard on each of her creations. Best known for gorgeous Gorean fashion, you can also find more casual creations if you’re not much into rolelaying. Pay a visit to Haven Designs, or check it on the Marketplace, you won’t regret it. Just don’t let a great store close!

For this post, i’ve chosen to showcase some of Delora’s designs to create a summury look. The new LAQ Phoebe 2 skin, accompanied by new hair from Analog Dog and new jewelry by Exodi are perfect to complete the outfit to have a walk on a foggy beach at dawn.

Credits:
Skin: LAQ ~ Phoebe2 – 07 [Cocoa] Glow skin (hairbase)
Shape: ** Dunes ** Sabrina Shape
Hair: Analog Dog AD – harper brunette
Eyes: L.Fauna Charm Eyes [Gemini 3]
Shirt: Haven Designs *HD* Buttons – Red
Sexy body: *HD* Missy – Lemon
Capris: *HD* Cece Capri Pants – Black
Jewels: :: Exodi :: Nyla Full Set (Fire)
Pose: Glitterati

Bye bye,
Tana

Waiting for a Dance

romantic ballroom2

You most certainly all already have seen that top from League. You can get it at the Call for Couture event. But I didn’t feel like wearing it in all its sexyness, bare legs but sheer tights. Instead, I’ve decided to use the wonderful daydream skirt from Sn@tch to create this romantic look. The classical special edition updo for 10 10 10 from Truth came at the right time to allow the outfit to be enhanced by that wonderful jewelry set from Donna Flora i’ve purchased at the Jewelry Fair.

Now the lady is ready for a dance. Let’s hope she won’t have to wait too long before a gentleman invites her.

romantic ballroom

Credits:
Skin: LAQ ~ Nellie 03 [Nougat] Glow skin
Eyes: L.Fauna Charm Eyes [Gemini 1]
Hair: >TRUTH< Padma – caramel
Top: *League* Burlesque Rose Vintage Plum Outfit at Call for Couture
Skirt: :::Sn@tch Daydream Skirts::: in Buttercup
Jewels: Donna Flora LINDA set
Poses: Glitterati

Bye bye,
Tana

Do you want a new boyfriend?

Hello,

Vincent

I don’t have a boyfriend so I decided to make myself one! Don’t blame me, I just had to… You see, Belleza has released 2 new male skins, Owen and Shawn and you can get previews of both in all tones if you’re a member of their group. The entry is 250 L$ but for such a price, it is not a deal, it is a steal!

I haven’t tried to make a babyface but a man with character. I hope you’ll like him as I have to say I have a crush on him.

Vincent Portrait

When a male friend asks me where he can get great clothes, i always direct him to the same shops, so, there is where i went to dress Vincent :SEY, Primitive Design and Aoharu. The desert boots from Primitive Design are only 120 L$. A real bargain for such quality. I couldn’t believe my eyes. For the hair, I paid a visit to Exile where they have some great new releases we don’t see enough.

As Vincent is not really my boyfriend (cries) I might aswell share him with you. You can get the shape in world at ** Dunes ** or on the Marketplace. The shape comes in 2 sizes: 1m93 and 2m10. A style card and a bald base are included in the box if you want to look exactly like the model.

Credits:
Skin: –Belleza– Shawn Tan group gift
Shape: ** Dunes ** Vincent Shape
Eyes: L.Fauna Charm Eyes [Gemini 2]
Hair: Exile Dion/ Dark Browns/Whiskey
Jacket: :SEY ButtonedHoodie /A/Khaki
T-Shirt: Primitive Design_INMORTAL black shirt
Pants: AOHARU_BT_VintageDenim_Dark
Necklace: Primitive Design_Refused Necklace – Brown UNISEX
Shoes: Primitive Design_Desert Boots – Red Brown
Poses: Diesel Works

Bye bye,
Tana

Dunes New Shape: Claire

You may have meet Claire before as a prerelease for Project Donate. I’ve been reworking her a bit and here she is:

Dunes Claire Shape Portrait

Dunes Claire Shape 1024

The shape is mod/copy/no trans and comes with a bold base and a style card to look exactly as the model for the price of only 399L$. Remember to always try a demo before purchasing any shape, you can get one for free at the shop or on the Marketplace.

By the way, Claire is wearing the new prim lashes from Julia Merosi of Je Suis. They require a bit of patience to adjust in the beginning but once it is done, they are just awesome. You can also change their color to match your hair!

Here’s the previous Clare Portrait, with a skin from Exodi and Hair from Exile:

Claire Project Donate Portrait

Credits:
Skin: LAQ ~ Isabel 05 [Peach] Glow skin (hairbase)
Shape: ** Dunes ** Claire Shape
Eyes: L.Fauna Charm Eyes [Blue 2]
Eyelashes: ::je::suis::false lashes:: No.001
Hair: (Posh) ; Bitter Sweet ; Latte ; PT ; 75L
Dress: Mimikri – Dress / Clio dune
Jewels: ::je::suis::tente::fire::
Shoes: Maitreya Gold – Hana Red Tiger
Poses: Diesel Works

Bye bye,
Tana

Blueish

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Claire 20101009

Credits:
Skin: [PXL] Dafne NAT GL NudeLips MEB
Shape: ** Dunes ** Claire Shape
Eyes: L.Fauna Charm Eyes [Gemini 1]
Eyelashes: :: Exodi :: Eyelashes
Hair: >TRUTH< Blake – Streaked
Cardigan and shirt: INDI – Cardigan grey (jacket)
Skirt: something i’ve made, not finished, not sure i will release it or not.
Tights: Maitreya Allure Tights – Cerulean
Jewels: (Kunglers Extra) Bambu -L earing – natura
Shoes: [Gos]
Poses: Diesel Works
Furnitures: LISP

Luxuria Teaser

Hello,

Teaser Luxuria New Caer Lingerie

I was very lucky and fast enough to be one of the first 10 to answer Roslin Petion’s Plurk today. She was offering review copies of her soon to be released new set of lingerie, Caer. I would probably have bought it if I hadn’t won as it is once a again a lovely piece of lingerie, designed with taste and quality of execution. You cannot see it in this picture but the texture is sheer and let’s see the nippels, making this set cute and sexy at the same time.

As I am seriously running out of time again, I haven’t had time to work on more than one picture so, i’ll hope you’ll like it.

Credits:
Skin: *League* Taylor Medium -Feline- Hair
Shape: ** Dunes ** (Coming Soon)
Eyes: L.Fauna Charm Eyes [Blue 2]
Hair: >TRUTH< Allegra – mahogany
Lingerie: {Luxuria} Caer _ blush
Poses: Diesel Works
Vase and flowers: LISP

Bye bye,
Tana

Sexy Formal

Formal Plurk Challenge Back

Who said formal had to be wise? For this week’s plurker challenge “IT’S A “FORMALITY” THING” from Alysha Rennahan, I’m showing you a very sexy gown from Nicky Ree: Lindsey. The original design is actualy much more fomal with poofy sleeves and a red skirt but remove the right pieces and here’s a dress that will turn heads. The texture is all sheer and glimmering enhanced by golden patterns which work perfectly on a tan skin.

Formal Plurk Challenge

As I am not wearing the system skirt, only the sheer attachments, it let’s see the curves of the shape and let’s fancy about what the fabrics barely hide.

Credits:
Skin: [PXL] Candy TAN NE NudeLips MEB FR
Shape: ** Dunes ** Emma Shape
Eyes: L.Fauna Charm Eyes [Teal 1]
Hair: >TRUTH< Tara Streaked – mahogany
Dress: *DNR* Lindsey Combo Collection Red Gold
Earrings:
p.c; Organic Hoops
Poses: Gesticulate

Bye bye,
Tana

Finally!

3 days! That’s the time i needed to come up with that look. Sometimes, things are easy and plug in together effortlessly, at other times, you try to create a look, take the pictures and no matter what you try, nothing satisfies you. Finaly, after A LOT of shopping, I am happy, my wallet is not. I hope you’ll like this look as much as I do.

Tanaquil 20101003

Now I can tell you, i was not happy with my last 2 posts. I didn’t like the pictures much, that is probably why i didn’t feel like writing about them. Right now, I am still not happy with the pictures. I need to learn new techniques as the ones I am using have flaws which are slowly but surely getting on my nerves, like loosing quality of details, too much red, too much light. But at least, I like that look a lot, being a bit modern elegant native.

It is made of a combination of different new releases from regular collections (skin from LAQ, pants from LeLutka, hair and bodysuit from Maitreya, boots from Coco, jewels from Je Suis, belt from Night’N Day) enhanced by project themeory releases (hair feathers from Tyranny and gilet from Boom)

Tanaquil portrait 20101003

The eyes are a new release by Exodi. I like their color a lot. At first, I was a bit annoyed as the pupil is very small, giving a surreal look to them but at the same time, that is what gives the intensity of the color. At the same time, the line is called Spiritus so you cannot expect dull boring human eyes… Now, about to know if you can read a soul through the iris or the pupil… look into my eyes and try !

Credits:
Skin: LAQ ~ Nellie 03 [Nougat] Glow skin
Eyes: Eyelashes: :: Exodi :: Spiritus Eyes – Green (Sm/V)
Eyelashes: :: Exodi :: Eyelashes
Hairbase: :: Exodi :: Hair Base – Red (v2 Compatible)
Hair: Maitreya
Gilet: *BOOM* Mini Vest The Basilisk (Project Themeory)
Bodysuit: Maitreya Bodysuit de la Ruche – Golden
Pants: [LeLutka]- FALLEN pants/coffee
Belt: Nyte’N’Day – Ginger Belt – Burnt/Black Studs
Jewels: ::je::suis::africain::set
Hair Feathers: Grixdale/Tyranny – Stumblebum Exclusive – Ploom Zen – Tang.
Boots: *COCO* _Over-the-kneeBoots_(Brown)
Poses: Diesel Works

Bye bye,
Tana