Spooky hand

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I had some trouble taking this picture because of the shadows. Any Second Life photographer will tell you that what you see on your screen is not what will appear on the picture on your harddrive. Sometimes, it is not too bad, sometimes, no matter the angle or the windlight setting you are using, you will have a lot of postproccesing work to do. In this case, i have partly solutioned the problem by upping the gamma in Second Life to flood the shadows with light and then by darkening the whole picture, adding a lot of burn, in Photoshop.

Here below you can see one of the first pictures I have taken and some of its flaws.

Spooky hand

Most obvious thing is the spooky hand. It is like my avatar is having a third arm and hand from hell only visible in the shadows. It is one of the issues with the alpha layers in Second Life. You may hide parts, it is still there and appears in the shadows. Using a different pose might have helped but I liked this one a lot so i have decided to be stubborn and to go on with it.

Secondly, you may see a smooth gradient of shadows in world but on your picture, it is a solid block and not always rightly placed. Here, you can mainly see the problem with the shadow from the hair on the face. There is a thin light line between the hair and its shadow. Also, what should be a smooth darker area under the breast appears like a stain.

Another reason I have titled this post “Spooky Hand” is what makes this outfit so particular. I really like the idea of having a hand in the pocket. I would have liked it better if the mesh pants had a pocket with more volume to fake the hand hidden by the alphas. But then, I guess it would have been more difficult to make the pants wearable separately from the jacket. As it is, I have to say I feel a bit like my avatar is missing a limb. But I am being picky, that outfit is really awesome.

Details:

Skin: DeeTaleZ Skin Kimber (Freckles) brown Mixedtype @ Uber
Eyes: IKON Hope Eyes – Silverleaf (S)
Hair: [LeLutka]-ALEX hair – StrawberryBlonde
Jacket and shirt: *COCO*_ShawlCollarCoat(Grey)_S
Pants: *COCO*_TailoredPants(Grey)_S
Pose: !bang

Pink shopping

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Details:

Skin: DeeTaleZ Skin A.T.W. Jule Brows 2 Mixedtype
Hair: [elikatira] Cassidy
Eyes: IKON Eternal Eyes – Pond (S)
Blouse: -tres blah- Open Collar Blouse (M) – Pink @ Uber
Cardigan: tram -J.I cardigan[RIGGED][TexChangerHUD]D
Pants: Emery Andy Leopard Jeans Mink_Small @ Fameshed
Belt: Emery – Belt Double #Lidil (Low)
Bracelet: Zaara – ZC : Vyomini chained bracelet *turquoise-silver* (upper R)
Necklace: ~SIGMA Jewels/ Anemi necklace (gold) chest~
Ring: Zaara : Raga oyster ring *paua* (silver)
Earrings: OVH – African Earrings – Blue – 1
Shoes: Zaara : Janya jeweled sandals (rigged) *coral- turquoise*
Poses: Vibe

Light rose

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Rose

Details:

Skin: –Belleza– Ava Med BL 1
Eyes: IKON Vanity Eyes – Glass (M)
Hair: >TRUTH< Josie w/Roots (plain braid) – seasand
Blazer: The Secret Store – Structured Blazer – Nude – S at FaMESHed
Top: Oui Oui Shirt SHEER (Jacket Layer) /beige by LeeZu!
Pants: Victoria Pants S (mesh,rigged) /creampeach by LeeZu!
Scarf: V’1- SilkLeaf PaliScarf LQM – REDGRAVE
Bow: –tres blah– Pretty Up Tunic Bow (brown)
Tights: Glitter Tights (Underpants Layer) /gold by LeeZu!
Boots: Nina Boots Cream by INSOLENCE – M
Mesh hands: Slink
Poses: Diesel Works

Vanity Grey

Grey Vanity

Vanity Grey

Credits:

Skin: –Belleza– Ava Med Red 0
Eyes: IKON Vanity Eyes – Gray (S) NEW!
Hair: Magika [Hair] Honest
Top: The Secret Store – Lua’s Cropped Shirt – Lines – XS
Blazer: The Secret Store – Structured Blazer – Chalk/Cuffs – S at FaMESHed
Pants: [monso] My First Jeans – Deep Blue 1 (girls/ size2/ S)
Necklace: (Kunglers Extra) Abaco necklace – bone & stones at The Dressing Room Fusion
Hands: Slink Mesh hands
Pose: Glitterati

Jeans

Jeans

Details:

Skin: –Belleza– Ava Med Red 1
Eyes: IKON Ardent Eyes – Glass (S)
Hair: >TRUTH< Nydia w/Roots – pumpkinpie
Vest: Emery – Mesh Denim Jacket Hollywood True Blue 02 – M at FaMESHed
Pants: [monso] My First Jeans – Deep Blue 1 (girls/ size2/ S) at FaMESHed
Hands: Slink Mesh hands
Jewels: * Baiastice_Cross jewelry set-copper-resizable at FaMESHed
Pose: Torridwear (not more available)

Birdie

Birdie

Details:

Skin: –Belleza– Summer Skin
Eyes: IKON Eternal Eyes – Pond (S)
Hair: –LaViere– Gisele/MutedSpice at Collabor88
Dress: Tee*fy Odette Dress Springfield S at FaMESHed
Bow: LaGyo_Fran vinyl bow bangle Nude L
Headband: LaGyo_Fran vinyl bow headbend Nude
Necklace: undefined lilies – birdielicious (gold/white)
Earrings: undefined lilies – pearls n birds (gold/white)
Hands: Slink Mesh hands
Pose: Glitterati

Emerald

Emerald

The countdown to the new FaMESHed round is ticking. A bit more than 24 hours to wait and you will be able to purchase that fantastic Structured Blazer from The Secret Store. There are eight colors to choose from but I have chosen that vigorous emerald for this post.

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Details:

Skin: -Belleza- Ava Med Red 1
Eyes: IKON Eternal Eyes – Pond (S)
Hair: >TRUTH< Swift w/Roots – pumpkinpie
Vest: The Secret Store – Structured Blazer – Emerald – L at FaMESHed from 1rst May
Shirt: {mon tissu} Collared Shirt (S) ~ Black
Shorts: {mon tissu} Tulip Shorts (S) ~ Black
Thighs: erratic / patterned stockings – stripes / black (thigh)
Earrings: {Cherry} Lola Leaves Earrings (R) – death
Ring: P.C; Diamond Fan Ring
Hands: Slink Mesh hands
Shoes: ISON – hawkin boot -left- (seafoam)

Something Different

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Yesterday, a friend made me discover a new skin store called The Skin Shop. The name is new but the designers are not as they are behind The Body Shop and a lot of other stores. With the shops, they are offering us a new shopping experience. The system is still in a beta test. So far, you can only purchase skins without enhancements (make ups). If you want more details, you should visit the The Shops in SL website. It looks like a lot more is coming.

There are 36 different tones available so be ready to spend a lot of time in the store trying all of them. You can purchase demos and products thanks to a HUD you have to wear in the store. It is a bit disorienting at first as it is a new way to shop in world.

Even without makeup, there are already enough options to play with. You can combine several skins to have a unique look through tattoo layers. In the above picture, I am combining Chocolata and Alana, while in the picture below, you can admire the full set for Pussy.

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For a raw version of this picture to have a better look at the skin, clik here.

I recommand you to visit The Shops to experience by yourself as it is for sure something different.

Credits:

Skins: THESKINSHOP (09) Chocolata, Alana and Pussy
Eyes: IKON Ardent Eyes – Skyfall (S)
Hair: Faenzo – UFFIE Hair // LIBL Medium Blond
Top: [Pink Outfitters] Kristen Blouse – coral at FaMESHed
Pants: (TokiD) solo jeans (hex)
Earrings: MIEL UVA SET (group gift)
Mesh Hands: Slink Mesh Hand Flat
Pose: Diesel Works

Toki Doki Haru Jacket in Black

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Sometimes, when you have an idea in mind to create an outfit, it is tough to forget about it. I wanted to use the new Toki Doki Haru jacket. I like its simple cut, it is a basic for any wardrobe, be it the cute type or a more sophisticate one. But I wanted it in black and it didn’t exist. The flower prints and the solid colors are great but it was not what I had in mind. After asking Maya Levane, Toki Doki’s designer, if it was available, she was very kind to make a black version for me. So I really want to say a big thank you to Maya for being super cute and helping me so kindly.

If you are interested, there are three colors of the jacket available at The Dressing Room Fusion and much more colors at the Toki Doki mainstore.

Credits:

Skin: –Belleza– Ava Med Red 0
Eyes: IKON Ardent Eyes – Parchment (S)
Hair: Magika [Hair L] Rewind
Jacket: (TokiD) Haru Jacket_Large (black)
Top: The Secret Store – Lua’s Cropped Shirt – Camel – XXS at FaMESHed
Pants: {So Many Styles} Carrot Pants Pattern 1 S
Necklace: MG Crystal Glass Teardrop – Long – GOLD at FaMESHed
Pose: D.Luxx at Pose Fair