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Credits:

Shape: ** Dunes ** Lizbeth Shape (work in progress)
Skin: *League* Isla Suntan ChinaDoll Black (Chest D)
Eyes: IKON ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Bleached Lavender M
Hair: [LeLutka]-SALOME hair – BlueNight at Hair Fair
Corset: ISON – geometric corset -M- (white)
Pants: erratic / zoey – leather pants / white (M)
Bracelet: [MANDALA]UTAMARO Bracelet /WHITE
Earrings: [MANDALA]CEEKEEEY EArrings/White
Necklace: MIEL DEI NECKLACE
Shoes: – Shoes Linda – 12colors R / REDGRAVE
Poses: Torridwear

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The Secret Store Babydoll

Lizbeth Babydoll

Maylee Oh has a new babydoll dress at The Secret Store with seven different textures including hand dyed patterns, lace and geometric designs, going from sweet and girly to more modern pattrerns. I have picked the Graph It Up one for this picture for its sixties touch.

While you are at The Secret Store, get the Lady Swing Skirt, a long retro skirt with a lovely belt shaped as a rose. The crimson color is a bargain for Lazy Sunday.

Lady Swing in Crimson

Credits:

Shape: ** Dunes ** Lizbeth Shape (work in progress)
Skin: –Glam Affair– Roza – Natural Summer 01 D at The Dressing room
Lipstick: –Glam Affair – Leah Lipstick 15
Eyes: IKON Utopia Eyes – Pale Trojan Blue (S)
Eyelashes: [LeLutka]-SEDUCTRESS volume sculpted lashes
Hair: =DeLa*= Mesh Hair “Eloise” Black 1
Dress: [S]The Secret Store – Babydoll – Graph It Up
Tights: The Secret Store – Lace knit socks – Dark Zebra
Ring and Earring: [ glow ] studio – Pearl Cross at The Dressing room
Bracelet: *League* Wanderer -Black- Bracelet -Wrist (4 Strands)
Nails: Izzie’s – Spring/Summer 2012 Classic Nails
Teeth: Teeth layer *REDGRAVE*
Poses: (pda)

Erratic News

Erratic Yellow

New mesh leather dresses are available at Erratic. They come in a variety of bold or muted colors with a great zipper decoration.

Credits:

Shape: ** Dunes ** Taylor Shape size M
Skin: *League* Isla Medium DeepSmoke -Brunette
Lipstick: *League* Jen -Medium- Lipstick Musk -Matt
Hair: [LeLutka]-MAGDALEN hair – ItsNotGinger_04 (Red Streaked Pack) at Hair Fair
Dress: erratic / lindsay – leather dress / yellow (S)
Nails: Leverocci – Round Nails_1FA_BlackPlain
Ring: Paper Couture P.C; Diamond Fan Ring
Bracelet: Bracelet [MANDALA] Pearl rain season 2/ MAPLE Black
Necklace and Earrings: [MANDALA]Pearl Rain necklace season 2/ MAPLE SYRUP
Shoes: – Shoes Linda – 12colors / REDGRAVE
Poses: dfo!

Time Goes By Frozen

Time goes by

Time goes by but not slowly.

I have picked that blouse from coldLogic at the One Voice event which was created to help Gala Phoenix of Curio skins to raise funds to defend herself in a copyright infringement case. (more info here) The event comes at an end tomorrow 16th of July but I have only found time to visit it yesterday. I am not here to say who is right or wrong. Courts will tell.

I have been in Second Life for five years now. You can tell time went by very slowly when you realize some things haven’t evolved at all or very little so you do not notice any difference about copyright protection, about what is ok or not, about protecting work, be it work from Second Life residents or work of real life designers who are copied in Second Life. Everything is so blurry. Time goes by but nothing changes.

Time goes by rapidly when you see the technical improvements introduced in Second Life, like voice (yes, there was a time when there was no voice service in Second Life), sculpty prims, shadows, new versions of the viewers, mesh, etc. Yet, when you want to be able to move correctly and actualy enjoy your Second Life, you’d better avoid using all of those or face repetitive crashes.

Time goes by 2

Time goes by rapidly when I have a look at my out of control inventory which I have since long stopped trying to rule. As I am unable to find anything in it, I often hop to the designer’s store to look at the name of the item I am searching for. In this case, I thought that lovely top with dots from The Secret Store would be nice with the lines of the coldLogic blouse. When I arrived at the store and saw the last year collection, I ‘ve told myself “Wow, it is already over 1 year. Time goes by so rapidly”.

Rapidly or slowly when things don’t move? I didn’t need more to have Madonna’s song “Hung Up” in mind.

Time goes by so slowly. Copyright so slowly. Copyright so blurry…

To finish this post, here is a link to my favorite Madonna’s song “Frozen” which happens to be forbidden in Belgium for Copyright infringement.

Credits:

Shape: ** Dunes ** Custom made
Skin: –Belleza– Lily V1 Med 1
Eyes: IKON Horizon Eyes v2 – Light Glass (S)
Hair: [LeLutka]-VERSAGE hair – IrishRedFade at Hair Fair
Tank Top: The Secret Store Ribbon Tank – White Polka
Blouse: coldLogic top – oneVoice.black/white (M) at One Voice
Pants: Maitreya Flare Jeans (for heels) * M #5
Shoes: [celoe.aelia.wedges.fog]
Poses: good question!
Songs: Madonna

Rockabilly

Rockabilly

Let’s go back in time today with a look inspired by a new release from The Secret Store, the Lady Swing Skirt, accompanied by the new Ashima blouse from Zaara. The belt with a lovely rose is part of the skirt but works wonderfully with the blouse aswell.

Teefy2

The annual Hair Fair has opened today 14th July and will last up to the 29th of July 2012. LaViere has five new styles there and I am showing you here three of them.

Teefy 1

Shape: ** Dunes ** Taylor Shape size M
Skin: –Belleza– Lily V1 Med 1
Eyes: IKON ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Bleached Blue S
Hair: –LaViere– at Hair Fair
– Picture 1: -LaViere- Freya
– Picture 2: -LaViere- Natasha
– Picture 3: -LaViere- Ambush
Blouse: Zaara : Ashima blouse in moss, blush and fire
Skirt: The Secret Store – Lady Swing Skirt – Rockabilly
Earrings: [MANDALA]Omochi earrings/red
Ring: [MANDALA] Motsumame Ring
Necklace: LaGyo_Hamptons necklace
Nails: Leverocci – Round Nails_1FA_ScarlettPlain
Shoes: [celoe] aelia.wedges.fog
Poses: Glitterati and (pda)

Digits – Take 2

Tanaquil digits 2012

A bit more than one year after her first digits challenge, Strawberry Singh is asking us how our shapes have evolved since the introduction of residents made mesh clothing in Second Life.

Another change from last year is that Berry is inviting us to use a new Avatar ruler which should give more correct values. This should also give us all a common base to compare our heights. I was estonished to discover Tanaquil’s shape is much taller than what I used to think. She is 1m89 (6’6”) while the official viewer announces 1m69. That’s quite a difference. I am not sure I will shrink her much more though as proportions in Second Life are so wrong, for furnitures for example, that making smaller avatar will only make them look like a bit more lost in chairs designed for giants.

Strawberry Singh is also asking us to answer three questions about our shapes:

1. How has the introduction of mesh affected your SL, if at all? Are you open to wearing mesh often or do you still shy away from it?

I have a love and hate relationship with mesh. While I love the clothes to look so much better, not only because they are following the moves of the body but also because it allows high resolution texturesn, I hate all the restrictions it is bringing. Nethertheless, I am almost wearing mesh all the time, mainly because most of my favorite designers have gone to all mesh creations. Unfortunately, other designers I used to like aswell and who have not joined the mesh revolution seem to release much less new goodies. I hope they won’t disappear. If they were releasing nice items, I would probably buy them, mesh or not.

2. Have you changed your shape to fit into mesh? If so, did you go bigger or smaller?

Yes, though I keep changing my shape all the time. I have tried to make a shape according to the standard sizing system but I didn’t like it and it seems standard size does not seem the same for everyone. With one designer’s clothes, it is going to fit perfectly but when I try another’s it is not ok and I have to modify the shape. In other words, I almost change my shape for every outfit and in the end, I don’t care anymore to try to fit into a standard shape. I keep it roughly between S and M. I have first shrinked the shape to make it fit a S but it is too skinny for my taste without clothes so I have made her rounder and more feminine again though at times, a glimpse of flesh is showing through but I do not care much.

3. Do you think the mesh deformer will resolve a lot of the issues people seem to have with mesh and will it encourage you to wear mesh more often, if you don’t already?

I am curious to see what the mesh deformer is going to make but I haven’t tried to follow its development so I don’t know much about it. I haven’t looked at my digits from last year so I have no idea if it has changed a lot, it might or not as it changes all the time anyway. I am not sure the mesh deformer will make my second life much easier. Wait and see.

To conclude this post, I would like to thank Strawberry Singh who is giving us an opportunity to see how shapes are evolving with the changes brought to Second Life.

Credits:

Skin: –Belleza– Lily V1 Med 2
Hair: [LeLutka]-CACHET – SummerTime
Lingerie: Zaara : Aksaka lingerie *garnet*
Pose: Diesel Works