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

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Gold

Gold

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Credits:

Skin: –Belleza– Smokey Skin for Fifty Linden Friday
Hair: >Magika< [03] Awake
Eyes: IKON Ardent Eyes – Eggplant
Dress: coldLogic dress – knowles.black earth (S)
Bracelets: erratic / owl bracelets Gunmetal and pinkgold
Necklace: –tres blah– Harlow Necklace
Mesh Hands: SLink Mesh Rigged Hands Pack 3
Pose: !bang for Fifty Linden Friday

Excited

Chinoiserie

I am very excited about two different fashion news in Second Life today. One is that Azure Electriteeth is now also making hair for her brand LaViere. There are three styles so far. I am wearing the most sexy on them on these pictures.

Second and awesome news is the opening of a new store, born from the collaboration of two famous designers, One Bad Pixel, which will provide us with sexy quality mesh clothing. “Can you guess who they are?” is the question you have to answer before the 24th april midnight to have a chance to win the next release from the brand. One is very easy to find while I am still trying to guess who the second is.

Since I have seen a preview of that cheong, i had to have it and imagine how delighted i was to discover the clothes were so well thought after that the cigarette pants are actualy fitting really good under it, wearing the same size. This is so very rare with mesh items, even coming from a same quality store that it is worth mentionning it. The store also offers custom fitting so you can adapt the clothes to your own very private shape instead of having to modify it. The service might seem expensive at first, 1100 L$ for a single product, then 200 L$ for each additional colour. Though, keep in mind it is still a lot of work for the designer.

Credits:
Skin: *League* Jen Medium ChinaDoll (Cleavage D)
Hair: IKON ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Light Sand (M)
Hair: LaViere The Vert/FadedGinger
Dress: One Bad Pixel ::1bp:: Cherry Cheong Red
Pants: One Bad Pixel ::1bp:: Cigarette Pants Black
Ring: [MANDALA]Motsumame Ring SET
Earrings: SIGMA Jewels/ Chantal earring (charcoal-gold) (at Wear Grey for a few more)
Shoes: Slink Glitter Peeptoe Red
Poses: !bang and aDORKable

Summer Dress

Hello,

Baiastice Chiffon

Baiastice has released the new Maten Chiffon dresses perfect for the summer and a cute hair accessory matching the dress. There are six different colors to choose from with various fun prints such as bananas and peers, flowers or anchors.

Audrey PXL Gaia

I am again using the ** Dunes ** Audrey shape, this time with my favorite skin of the moment, the cute Gaia from PXL Creations in light tan with cyclamen lipstick and bubblegum eyes makeup. As you can see, Audrey is a pretty shape which should work with a lot of skins.

Credits:

Skin: [PXL] GAIA LT NE LEB C2
Lipstick: [PXL] GAIA LT Cyclamen Lips (Tattoo)
Eyes makeup: [PXL] GAIA LT BubbleGum Eyes (Tattoo)
Shape: ** Dunes ** Audrey Shape 2011
Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Mint (M)
Hair: elikatira [e] Blind – Blonde 07
Dress: Baiastice_Maten chiffon-flowerspuzzle
Poses: !bang

Bye bye,
Tana

Dunes Audrey – New Shape

Hello,

Audrey 2

I am going on with the update of shapes.This time, it is Audrey’s turn. Audrey is a young woman enjoying her life. She is fun to hang on with. She has doe eyes and cute small nose and lips. Her face is almost untouched for a few minor tweaks while her body is now more slender with smoother curves.

Audrey 1

To introduce you Audrey, I have chosen a summery jeans dress from Fishy Strawberry, wedges from Baiastice, a scarf from Tokidoki and jewels by Donna Flora while the tote bag from Tia enlightens the outfit.

Dunes Audrey Shape 2011 sq

I have tried the shape with several skins which were all gorgeous on her but have picked Sara from Tuli in petal which has that soft and innocent look I was looking for. The hair are a new release from Kik with fun wild bangs. Audrey’s doe eyes shape is emphasized by the shiny glow from Fashism.

Audrey will be available at ** Dunes ** mainstore or on the marketplace later tonight.

Credits:

Skin: Tuli [:T:] Sara / petal :: 01 with freckles
Lipstick: Tuli [:T:] Sara / petal / lips :: Sweet
Shape: ** Dunes ** Audrey Shape 2011
Hair: [kik]hair-Nina(coffee)
Dress: *Fishy Strawberry* Denim Dress – Wash A
Belt: [Gos] Cinch-Belt in Cream (RFL exclusive item no longer available)
Scarf: (TokiD) soft scarf (white)
Jewels: Donna Flora ABIGALE ivory set#2
Bag: [Tia] : ToteBag : Summer
Shoes: Baiastice_Maxine wedge-gold pyton
Poses: !bang

Bye bye,
Tana

FLF again

Alice FLF

I’ve only picked only two items at this round of the Fifty Linden Friday this week but they are high quality and totally a bargain for 50 L$. The first one is a sexy outfit from 5th & Oxford made of a tweed mini-skirt and a short sweater.

The second item is the Halloween themed necklace from Miel. It is so original with the central spider reaching for a tiny butterfly entangled in the cords which form the collar. I totally love the idea!

Alice FLF Portrait

Credits:
Skin: [ATOMIC] Skin Morgan_Honey – Unicef
Eyes: L.Fauna Charm Eyes [Blue 2]
Hair: =TEKUTEKU= Spring(black)
Sweater and Skirt: (5th&Oxford) 50L Tweedy Outfit
Tights: *Linc* Half Fishnet Stockings Black normal
Necklace: MIEL SPIDEY NECKLACE
Boots: BAX Prestige Boots Black Leather
Poses: !BANG

Bye bye,
Tana