Cherry Pie

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Bloom Doll Styling Contest - Cherry Pie Bloom

New super cute patched skinny jeans are available at WoE. They are all named after pies: peach, apple, pumpkin, blackberry, blueberry and my favorite of them all, cherry !

While playing the cuteness card, better play it to full so I have chosen one of the famous Bloom Dolls from Surf Couture which are so adorable.

Credits:

Avatar: Sand Shack Surf Co *Bloom Doll* (avatar) / Boo Bloom
Hair: >TRUTH< Tina – espresso
Top: :. WoE .: Bryar Long Top (Mulberry)
Pants: :. WoE .: Guage G2 Patched Jeans (Cherry Pie)
Belt:MIEL TROUPE BELT – bright
Necklace: MIEL – FRIENDO necklace
Shoes: [Gos] Pimp Your Pumps – Buckle Ballet

Bye bye,

Tana

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Lazy Sunday at The Secret Store

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Secret Lazy Sunday 2

For Lazy Sunday, Maylee Oh of The Secret Store has released a special edition of the Eglantine vest in black and a preview of upcoming new flared pants with pretty prints on the cuffs and back pockets. They are already available in the store so hurry up to go get them: Taxi !

Secret Lazy Sunday

Olive Juice was proposing a box pose prop for Fifty Linden Fridays. It has six different poses, all very sexy and was still available the last time I have checked.

Finaly, if you haven’t heard about it yet, there is a new feed around: Style Academy which “proudly syndicates SL’s premiere fashion & photography blogs, which fuel our collective imaginations with their creativity & style.” I am pretty proud to see my blog syndicated at Style Academy as all my favorite bloggers are there already.

Credits:

Skin: [PXL] GAIA SK SE MEB C2 FR
Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Silver&Green 3 (S)
Hair: >TRUTH< Lucia – auburn
Vest: The Secret Store – Eglantine – Charcoal (brooch partly tinted)
Shirt: Zaara ZC : 3 Isis shirt *pitch* 1
Pants: The Secret Store – Embroidered flared pants- Black
Earrings: Paper Couture p.c; Oxidized Silver Hoop
Ring: Paper Couture p.c; Diamonds and Pearl Ring
Shoes: Donna Flora DANA Baroque red shoe
Bags: The Secret Store – Girly briefcase in black, cherry and honeysuckle
Poses: Olive Juice

Bye bye,
Tana

Coffee First

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DCNY Terry Hoodie

In the morning, this is totally me before I have any coffee. Trying to talk to me is at your own risk. Then I am having my first cup of coffee and the black clouds are slowly moving away. But only very slowly.

DCNY Terry Hoodie 3

The new DCNY Terry Hoodie is the kind of outfit I could wear in the morning during holidays. I know you are supposed to make some sport while wearing this kind of clothes but… let met drink my coffee first. ok? Then, maybe… some sport… I need another cup *big yawns*

DCNY Terry Hoodie 2

Credits:

Skin: [PXL] GAIA SK NE MEB C2 FR
Eyes: [PXL] SOUL Eyes – Mystics (S)
Hair: ::Exile:: Caitrin:Roots-Sunset
Outfit: DCNY Terry Hoodie Set_Sky
Shoes: Reek – Patteson Flip Flops – Orange
Table and Chairs: LISP – Amelie Kitchen Table
Dresser: Awesome Blossom :: AB :: Garden Dresser
Flowers: **InteriorAddiction** Blooming Planter (pink)

Bye bye,
Tana

Dunes – Flora Shape 2011

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Dunes Flora shape 2011

I have updated one of my bestselling shapes, Flora so the body and the face are now even better with softer curves but with the same overall sexy gorgeous effect.

Flora is a sexy stunning exotic beauty with a gorgeous curvy body, a wide mouth with pouty lips and a face showing her sexy temper. .Seeing the reaction of each man I have shown the shape, she is the perfect shape to turn heads. Everything about Flora is sexy.

If you want to look exactly like the model, a bald base and a style card are included aswell.

Flora can be found either at the Dunes mainstore, either on the marketplace. Free demos are available.

Bye bye,

Tana

Credits:

Skin: *League* Sia Deeptan SmokyRose -Frex -Cleavage
Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Light Green (S)
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Jacqueline – browns

A Day at the Beach

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Flora Beach 5

Adorkable Peapod has released some new wonderful poses for the beach: five for the guys and five for the girls. I am showing you here four of them, the one on the knees being normaly for the guys but as you can see, it is very sexy for girls aswell.

Flora Beach 1

I have updated one of the ** Dunes ** shapes for the pictures. Flora is a gorgeous woman with curves everywhere it is needed and seeing the reaction of each man I have shown the shape, she is going to turn heads. Stay tuned for an upcoming release.

Credits:

Skin: *League* Skin Sia Deeptan -SmokyRose
Shape: ** Dunes ** Flora 2011 (coming as soon as I have taken the pics and made the box)
Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Light Green (S)
Hair: >TRUTH< Clementine (Upper) – mahogany
Bikini: [SC] Surf Couture – Retro Reef Bikini – Red
Earrings: NHA! Earrings KYRHA
Poses: Adorkable

Bye bye,
Tana

One Year of Blogging Appraisal

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It has been one year on the 18th May that I have published my first fashion post on Dunes. If you are up to it, you can check it here . Of course, my photography skills have evolved since then but I am still happy when I take a look at my first pictures, even 200 posts later. I had started the blog to feature the shapes I am designing for my store, ** Dunes ** but it rapidly turned out the other way and the blog activity has taken over. I am now mainly using my own shape and only sometimes a new released one.While I am having fun playing the cameleon, I am under the impression people like to be able to identify the avatar, the style.

My review policies reflect my style: I am keeping this blog for my own fun, I am very glad if other people like it too but I want to keep my freedom of choice and opinion above all. I am buying most of the items I am wearing. I hate to ask anything and don’t remember having ever done it when I know a lot of bloggers are just sending notecards with their requests. I definitely am not doing it to get free stuff, my wallet can tell. I thank gratefulely each person who has kindly offered me their creations because they liked what I am doing.

It has been one year full of learnings. Of course, I have acquired new photography skills, photoshop knowledge, styling tips etc. but I have also sometimes learned the hard way it is not good to have a brain and that only some people are entitled to voice their opinions without consequences. It is also sad to see that as little a blogger as I am, some people will try to become your “friend” or even to seduce you only to have you blog their items. Well this is for sure the best way to have me NOT blog your creations. I have thought several times about going the only pictures and credits way but giving up is not something I am good at so here I am, saying what has bothered me the most about blogging and networking along this year. And anyone who knows me knows I cannot shut up anyway. In the last month, I have dared two times say my opinion about something, which resulted in an automatic raise of the views of the blog. It is just too bad I am not interested in the drama’s, it seems like one way to go to please the crowds.

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I am terrible at networking and often won’t comment on other people’s blog or flickr though I like them. I have been told that I seemed cold and somewhat impressive so people don’t dare come talk to me. This is pretty fun because this is exactly the way I feel about others. I always think “why bother them, they have better to do than loose their time with me”. So I often stay alone in my corner. I only bug some friends… too bad for them as I bug them a lot.

Thanks to the blog and despite me being shy and lacking of confidence, I have also met some wonderful people I can now call friends. Probably I would never have met them otherwise. The first one being Maylee Oh who is such a positive busy bee, I can truly say I love her, I admire her of course for her work, but also for bearing with me when I am going all paranoid and negative. She is one of the rare people I trust because I know that even if we disagree about something, it is ok to say what you really think and still respect each other’s point of view. The second person is Hart Larsson. I feel honored that he trusts me enough to sometimes ask for my advices but that we can also laugh about a lot of things. I don’t have to mind what I am saying and he endures my constant teasing. Finaly, I would like to say a few words about Dick Wiesel. We may not talk very often but I thank him for his support and somewhat comfort at times when I was thinking about giving up because my real life work was not letting me the time I wanted to do things as good as I would like to.

A new blogging year begins now. I thank everyone who has been reading my 200 posts over this year and I hope to keep on learning and meeting fantastic people.

Credits:

Skin: [PXL] GAIA SK SE MEB C3 FR
Lipstick: [PXL] GAIA SK Copper Lips (Tattoo)
Eyes Makeup: [PXL] GAIA SK Sunset Eyes (Tattoo)
Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Silver&Green 3 (S) (Exclusive release for RFL, not available anymore)
Hair: [LeLutka]-SJ hair – AuburnHaze
Jacket: The Secret Store – Eglantine – Floral
Top: *League* Spring Frill Neck Camisole -Cream
Skirt: MichaMi: Suede Skirt in Brown
Belt: {mon tissu} Seneca Threaded Leather Belt ~ Saddle
Necklace: Donna Flora ARIANNA necklace gold
Ring: Donna Flora BICE ring
Bag: ::: B@R ::: Blanca Brown
Shoes: Donna Flora DANA tan shoe at Shoe Fair
Poses: Fri.day

Bye bye,

Tana

Pixel Mode Closing

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Pixel Mode Fae

Bad news have struck the Fashion community today as Tya Fallingbridge has announced she was closing her store Pixel Mode, for some time, as soon as the Shoe Fair was over. Let’s hope it is only temporary. We are loosing once more someone who has brought a lot to Second Life throughout the years because of too much pressure and being hurt.

I won’t discuss here who is right or wrong. I have seen several comments about this case, many people have different opinions about it for different reasons. Probably noone really knows. We love to all hate the same person after all. But once again, things have gone too far. It is sad to see drama counts more than quality and fashion.

I was planning on blogging the new Fae wedges already before learning the news as they are high quality. The sculpts and shadows are great, I also love the texture of the feet with details like wrinkles at the back of the ankle. I have no problem with the HUD as there are preset skins close enough to the skins I have to suit me when I want something fast. I have to say I am not so picky with sculpted feets tones because it might look good with some windlight settings and completely wrong with others. I have also noticed my perception of the tone changes from one computer to the other. I might be very happy with it on the laptop and not at all with the tower which has a more powerful graphic card. So while I could loose time to get a perfect match (in this case, 2 minutes with the notecard provided including the values for several skins) I often choose to be lazy and have it roughly correct but good enough. Unless the skin and the feet are made using the same texture, I hardly see how it would be possible anyway. In other words… HUD’s are much ado about nothing in my opinion.

Credits:

Skin: [PXL] GAIA SK SE MEB C1 FR
Shape: ** Dunes ** Custom Made
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard .ID. Spring Eyes – Just Before Sunset
Hair: [LeLutka]-INVERTED hair – AuburnHaze
Top: AOHARU_OffShoulderGauzeTunic_Black
Shorts: (Kunglers) Jordyn – Blue at Culture Shock
Necklace: NHA! Necklace Miror
Earrings: NHA! Earring Milan
Shoes: Pixel Mode [PM] Fae Wedge [A] – Black at Shoe Fair
Pose: Long Awkward Pose

Bye bye,
Tana