MichaMi Fonda

Michami Fonda

River

Credits:

Shape: ** Dunes ** River Shape (not yet released)
Skin: –Belleza– Ava Med 1
Eyes: IKON Ardent Eyes – Clarity (S)
Hair: >TRUTH< Caprice w/Roots – almond
Top: MichaMi: Fonda Cropped Top in Peach Stripes_M
Undertop: MIEL CALI TANK – jacket layer – bark
Skirt: MichaMi: Fonda Suede Skirt in Peach_M
Bracelet: MIEL CUE BRACELET
Earring: LaGyo_Alice earring
Necklace: [HANDverk]Disk Necklace.wood.spine
Clutch: [HANDverk]Leather Feather Clutch.brown
Pose: D.Luxx at Pose Fair

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Portrait March 30

Credits:

Skin: –Belleza– Summer Skin
Eyes: IKON Ardent Eyes – Sage (S)
Hair: Magika [Hair M] Please
Top: [Decoy] Arcelia Blouse – Cream (3: Medium)
Shorts: erratic / jessy – studded shorts / red (S)
Scarf: *BOOM* Tinsley Scarf (spine) Olive
Nails: [PM]Pixel Mode – Diamond Edt. Mesh Nails : Regular
Jewels: MIEL ELO
Bag: (Milk Motion) bicolor fringe bag -anis/nude at TDR Fusion
Boots: {So Many Styles} Leather Boots Camel
Poses: SLOUCH and Manifeste at Pose Fair

Tillie Posing Stand

Tillie postprocessed

For any Second Life Fashion blogger, there is one item you absolutely need and which makes your life so much easier, it is a posing stand. Basicly, you drop your poses in it and scroll through them to choose the one which will compliment your outfit the best. Poses are so important to make good pictures. I cannot imagine going on blogging without my dear [Tillie] Posing Stand. I have it for years and it has never failed me. For beginners, it is even delivered with poses from reknown poses shops, being Diesel Works and Glitterati.

Occasionnaly, Tillie Ariantho is adding new features to her creation and you automatically receive a new box full of wonders. The last 4.0 version is bringing a very neat option: “[new] light/huds: You can now click a button in the blue LIGHT menu and on the hud LIGHT page to make lights follow the nearest avatar: button FOLLOW. This will make the light always being directed towards the nearest avatar.” I just love that. For a long time I have been avoiding playing with spotlights in Second Life because I was finding it too long to set up. Nuw, you just click a button and it is set. I don’t see how to make it easier.

While snapshotting the picture in world was easier, I had a bit more trouble to rework the light and shadows (dodge and burn) in Photoshop as there are three sources of light. For the rest, I have kept the same postprocessing method I usualy do, that is cleaning the picture than playing with curves (a lot), adding contrast, vibrance and then lowering the saturation. Here below, you see the raw shot before working on it.

Tillie_001

Details:

Skin: –Belleza– Ava Med Red 1
Eyes: IKON Ardent Eyes – Blossom (S)
Hairbase: [LeLutka]-HAIRBASE SummerTime
Hair: Magika [Hair L] Moment
Sweater: Emery – Mesh Sweater Carrie Agre – S
Shorts: (fashionably dead) Scallop Shorts – M Light Denim at Collabor88 until 7th of March 2013
Tights: Maitreya Tights * Xanadu S
Scarf: [Decoy] Izel Scarf – Mint (Rigged) at Collabor88 until 7th of March 2013
Earrings: {Cherry} Larissa Earrings – cyan at L’accesoires event
Necklace: (Yummy) Sea Trinkets Charm Necklace
Nails: Pixel Mode – Diamond Edt. Mesh Nails : Regular
Boots: Maitreya August Ankle Boots * Lion S-M
Posing Stand: [Tillie] Posing Stand 4.04
Pose: Glitterati

Leopard

Leopard_007

I know, it is supposed to be spring in the Northern hemisphere and all the designers in Second Life are releasing great springy outfits. But so far, it looks like the change of season has lost itself on the way to Western Europe. If someone finds it somewhere, please remind it to come greet us soon. It will be most than welcome after that long winter.

It is so cold that even in SL, I felt like wearing warmer clothes. Actualy, this mood is perfect as thanks to it, I was able to wear that great tweed jacket from Erratic. By the way, erratic is having a sale with 50% off even on the newest releases so it is time to pay the shop a visit. Beware and update your ladmarks, it is new location.

Leopard_003

Details:

Skin: –Belleza– Ava Med Red 3
Eyes: IKON Ardent Eyes – Blossom (S)
Hair: [elikatira] Sound – Red 05
Jacket: erratic / laney – tweed jacket / brown-brown (M)
Top: {So Many Style} Lacy Top Red (old release might not be available in store anymore)
Skirt: Maitreya Mini Skirt * Dark Leather Cedar M
Belt: LaGyo_Fran vinyl bow belt Leo
Tights: Maitreya Allure Tights – Sangria
Scarf: LaGyo_Fran vinyl bow scarf Leo
Nails: [PM]Pixel Mode – Diamond Edt. Mesh Nails : Regular
Boots: ISON – hawkin boot -right- (leopard) (Gacha from The Arcade event)
Poses: Exposeur at Zodiac – Aries

Spring Lilac

Lilac Spring

To celebrate the arrival of Spring, coldLogic has a huge release this week with several dresses, tops, skirts, rompers, and more. For this picture, i have chosen the moffet dress in purple. At first, the colors of the outfit were rather sweet, lilac and mint but then, I have used a windlight setting showing more contrast. It is a bit different from my usual photographies but I enjoy to experiment with filters and I was finding interesting the additional drama provided by the strong shadows.

Skin: -Belleza- Mya TLC Pale 0 at The Liaison Collaborative
Dress: coldLogic dress – moffet.violet (S)
Tights: erratic / patterned stockings – skulls (FLF)
Earrings: [MANDALA]CHaraChara earrings/caravan Blue
Nails: [PM]Pixel Mode – Diamond Edt. Mesh Nails : Regular
Bag: The Secret Store – Tiny Satchel – Mint Sparkle
Shoes: The Secret Store – Lovable Pumps [L] – Rhapsody
Pose: Glitterati

Black and White

Black and white

Details:

Skin: –Belleza– Ava Med 3
Eyes: IKON Eternal Eyes – Pond
Hair: [LeLutka]-EFFECT hair – SummerTime
Dress: Maitreya Dakota Dress * Graphic Print
Tights: Maitreya Footless Tights * Coal
Shrug: [Cynful] Shruggable Set [Tdrf] – Shrug Suede Black at The Dressing Room Fusion
Necklace: MG – Necklace – Copacetic Tallulah at C88
Headpiece: LaGyo_Angelie headpiece POIS LACK at The Dressing Room Fusion
Pose: Glitterati

Light

light

Details:

Skin: Glam Affair – Amberly – Artic – Candy 04 D at C88
Hair: Analog Dog.b – fix – light reds
Tank top: Tee*fy Elyse Wrapped Tucked Tank Black at C88
Lace top: (NO) Shabby Chic Sweetheart at C88
Pants: Baiastice_Lima trousers-emerald
Jewels: Zaara : Atiriya set *carnelian*
Nails: [PM]Pixel Mode – Diamond Edt. Mesh Nails : Regular
Bag: The Secret Store – Tiny Satchel – Scarlet
Shoes: [Gos] Angelina Peeptoe – Black Python
Pose: Diesel Works at C88