A Walk in the Dunes


A walk in the dunes 3

When I was a kid and a teenager, I used to spend all the Easter Holidays at the Belgium Coast, more exactly, in the Westhoek, a place between dunes and woods. Now, it is full of buildings and all the places where I used to play as a kid are gone. I am trying to recreate an idealized version of it in Second Life where my avatar could have a walk.

A walk in the dunes

For this walk, i’ve chosen a girlish outfit with shorts from Fishy Strawberry you can find in a pack with plenty of other goodies for a very low price at The Dressing Room. The top is a new release from Acid & Mala for only 60 L$ for Super Bargain Saturday.

A walk in the dunes Portrait

The wonderful harstyle is one of the new releases from LeLutka. It is made of two parts, the bangs being attached to the chest but it can also be worn without for a more stylish effect. Note I’ve moded the bows to color them blue as they are normaly only black, brown or tan.


Skin: [PXL] Linda G3 SK PaleLips MEB
Eyes make-up: [PXL] Linda G3 SK Aqua Eyes (tattoo 2.x)
Shape: ** Dunes ** custom made
Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Mint (S)
Hair: [LeLutka]-SJ hair – SummerTime
Top: .:A&M:. Multi-layered Top – White Ash
Shorts: *Fishy Strawberry* Cargo Shorts – White at The Dressing Room
Belt: The Secret Store – Scarf Belt – Blue Fog
Bangles: ::je::suis::asymetrique::blues::bangles
Hat: sur+ [bRANCH hat] woven soot at Where it begins Flea Market
Shoes: {mon tissu} Cottage Flats ~ Blue
Poses: Amacci

Bye bye,


It’s All In The Background


“It’s All In The Background” is this week’s blogger challenge from Alysha Rennahan. A lot of bloggers will go for a simple white background and won’t post-process their pictures. Some in world windlight magic will make textures and prims look at their best. Sometimes, people who have no idea about using windlight will already feel they are not being shown what they can get in world. Pictures are taken pretty rapidly, minimal work but cropping and adding a background shadow. This is great when you have a lot of new releases to show. The focus is on the outfit, not on the picture in itself.

Paige White

For sure, the avatar is the center of the focus but it looks a bit sad to me. So, I am usualy going for pictures with a background. But then, the nightmare of looking for the right background begins… according to the outfit, you need to find the appropriate sim, with the right colors, theme, etc. Sometimes, I don’t blog cause i haven’t found the background i was looking for. It adds a whole atmosphere to the picture, it can change completely the way people will feel about the outfit.


In the picture above, i’ve chosen a snackbar from YB Prod as a decor. A place where you can expect people to wear such clothes. As I’ve used a background, i want my avatar to pop out of the picture so i am post-processing. For the most part, the post-process work consists in adding shadows (my computer doesn’t handle in world shadows), and then to make an orton effect, playing with the layers blends. Finaly, I am adjusting the colors using curves, saturation and vibrance to have them look closer to the original snapshot though brighter and shinier.

Finaly, here are 2 pictures using roughly the same outfit, the same pose, the same chair from the Season Hunt. The background conditionates the post-process. I tried to use the exact same settings and the second picture turned out to be a green ugly blur. I had to do something completely different in the end.

Paige 26092010


The background is just another piece of the look. It can make it look sweet, lovely, trash, violent or commonplace so choose them wisely!

Skin: LAQ ~ Nellie 03 [Nougat] Glow skin
Shape: ** Dunes ** Paige Shape (not out yet)
Eyes: L.Fauna Charm Eyes [Brown 3]
Eyelashes: :: Exodi :: Eyelashes
Hair: [LeLutka]- MEGAN hair – Rita
Exile Serana Auburn (picture 3)
Jacket: .:Ducknipple:. Slager – Retro (short sleeved)
Necklace and Earrings: .:A&M:. Messed Memory Wire Set
Skirt: .:Ducknipple:. Shampoo – Black/Pink :. Skirt
and *Linc* Low Rise Mini Jeans Skirt Grunge Stars (picture 3)
Leggings: *Fishy Strawberry* Swan Lake Black – Leggins fishnet
Bracelets: .:* LOULOU&CO *:. – Bracelet :: FULL METAL JACKET ::
Gloves: YB Prod (not out yet)
Shoes: [Gos] [DOCS-V2] 8 HOLE – F – Black
Chair: [*Art Dummy!] apple picking (chair) (gift for Sesons Hunt)
Poses: ouch, sorry i don’t remember which one i’ve used as i’ve been trying a lot of new ones 😦 It is either Reel Expression, Diesel Works or !BANG

Bye bye,

Please Meet Sabrina

New shape out at ** Dunes ** today!

Please, meet Sabrina, a petite very sexy woman, 1m65 for the original shape, with large hips, a nice breast though not oversized, and long mysterious eyes. As she is very petite, i’ve added a second shape, taller, 1m84. The shape featured on the pictures is the petite one.

The shape, mod, copy, no transfer, is available aswell in world at the mainstore as on Xstreet. But for a free demo, please visit the mainstore.

Skin: [LeLutka]- -LOLA_skissed-makeup3(L Brows)hairbase
Lipstick: [LeLutka]-LOLA -Lipstic_Pure Gloss
Shape: ** Dunes ** Sabrina Shape
Eyes: [LeLutka]- -Reflections-Glory-Eyes
Hair: Analog Dog – dive espresso
Dress: .:A&M:. Polka Dots – Mini Dress – Turquoise
Boots: (Shiny Things) Ginger Boots – camel
Jewels: MIEL Lun set
Pose: Diesel Works

Bye bye,