Security

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This is the only picture I was able to take tonight between 2 crashes, trying to enable shadows and my neighbour hacking into my secured wifi network again, sucking so much bandwith I am unable to do anything interesting on the internet, so much even the TV is having problems. I had to move the tower and screen downstairs again to connect via cable, disable the wifi to eject him, change the password for the third time this week, reactivate the wifi, move back the computer upstairs.

I am no computer specialist, ok, I admit that but still, this network is supposed to be secured with a password. It is now 3h30 I’ve ejected him and he is not back yet. If I ever find who hides behind PC-Compaq, he is going to regret it.

Second problem: I am supposed to have a brand new computer, with great graphic card, processor etc and I am just unable to push my settings in SL without crashing. Yesterday it was somewhat working. Today, i’ve been able to take one picture, only one, lowering the settings again, loosing quality again, even without shadows enabled.

I am pissed tonight.

Credits,
Skin: LAQ ~ Nellie 01 [Nougat] Glow skin
Eyes: L.Fauna Charm Eyes [Gemini 1]
Hair: >TRUTH< Rei – auburn
Lingerie: Zaara : Sumana Lingerie set *ebony*

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Skull Creek Murderers

I’ve found the perfect spot for tonight: Skull Creek.
Skull Creek
I’ve heard someone had been murdered in that redneck slumb. Some local celebrity, a man named Dick Wiesel, designer of WoE. Or so claims his girlfriend, Ryker Beck.
Skull Creek 2
As if i cared about a human life. I haven’t killed him, he was found dead before my nomadic ways brought me to the place. I guess, some reward might be offered to the one who finds the murderer. That is enough to know for me. Wannabe detectites have invaded the city, looking for clues. There are so many. Noone will notice if one or twice are missing. I am sitting a bit away from the crowd, still enjoying the rusty and salty taste left in my mouth; the corpse of my last food laying in the house behind me. So far, the humans haven’t noticed me yet. I guess, they are too busy. The reward must be good. I still have some hours before dawn and the smell of that girl who is walking on the road in front of me is just too tempting…
Skull Creek Portrait

Credits:
Skin: :: Exodi :: Isolde – VAMP – Fed (Dk) Reward from Skull Creek Event
Eyes: :: Exodi :: Zbilja v2.0 – Deep (Cherrywood)(Sm/V)
Eyelashes: :: Exodi :: Eyelashes
Hair: Analog Dog AD – harper brunette
Dress and Belt: :. WoE .: Nomi Jean Dress/Belt Reward from Skull Creek Event
Pants: :. WoE .:Flair Jeans (Charcoal) Reward from Skull Creek Event
Jewels: :: Exodi :: Nyla HALLOWEEN Set Reward from Skull Creek Event
Shoes: UBU PornStar Lo-Tops (Boxed)

The Return of the System Skirt

Aviator

I don’t know if you have noticed it but lately, system skirt is in high fashion again. The last 3 years, only very few designers were able to use that layer smartly. It was often employed as a base for prims with gowns, hidden. Of course, it is not an easy layer. It has lots of flows, you have to edit your shape and make it unrealisticaly slender (read without curves) if you don’t want to look like you’ve taken 20kg in 5 seconds. Another problem is the texture between the legs. Animations which are separating the legs too much are to avoid as they stretch the texture too much. It is also showing a kind of hole around the waist as there is no direct link with the other layers. BUT, if you put all that aside and can get a good shape made for system skirts, they are oh so sexy! Here, i am wearing one of those sublime system skirts, by LeLutka. They have made up for some of the problems by using a prim belt above the top of the skirt.

I wanted to create a military chic look with the new jacket from Dela. A system skirt was simply an obvious addition to it.

Aviator 2

Credits:
Skin: LAQ ~ Nellie 08 [Nougat] Glow skin
Shape: ** Dunes ** Emma Shape
Hair: >TRUTH< Aradhana – treacle
Jacket: =DeLa*= Flight Jacket “Brook” Khaki
Shirt: INDI – Cardigan grey (jacket) (part of set)
Skirt: [LeLutka]-NAOMI skirt/olivia
Jewels: ::je::suis::sophistique dark::Set
Sunglasses: ::je::suis:::LaMode Collection::aviateur (should be released soon)
Tights: *blowpop* Seamed Fishnet Tights -Black
Shoes: [Gos] Posh Bootie – Obsidian
Poses: Diesel Works

Bye bye,
Tana

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