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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

Haute Punk Special Effects

Aubergine 3

The December Collabor88 collection is out and this time, it has a mixed theme of winter’s edge and haute punk couture, which for my taste, is just perfect while others might not be so interested in it. While I may not have purchased every single item presented there, I have to confess I have bought more than usual.

Aubergine 2

Today’s look is made with my favorite items: a mesh skirt from Aura, pants, sweater and boots from The Sea Hole, a top from Kyoot, a mesh scarf from Boom and a lovely skin from Illusory.

Aubergine

I would like to add a few words about the pictures. You may notice light effects around the character and on the background. Lately, I am playing with windlight settings but they don’t always offer a nice light for the face while other shadows are improved. To compensate, I am wearing a soft facelamp in Second Life and the special effects are appearing after post processing. I find it funny how things you don’t see on the basic picture may appear while working on it so I have decided to keep them.

Credits:

Skin: [Ill] Illusory Skin – Love_Chai – Winter Edge at C88
Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Eggplant Deep (S)
Eyelashes: [LeLutka]-Photoshoot II Lashes
Hair: [elikatira] Quirky – Red 04
Sweater: The Sea Hole – Persuasion sweater -Dusk at C88
Top: Kyoot – Atonement Top (C88) at C88
Skirt: Aura – Bullet Proof – Ruffled Pencil Skirt (MESH) at C88
Tights: The Sea Hole – MetalMinx Jeans – Dusk at C88
Belt: Ingenue :: Bertille Belt :: Standard Small :: Lavender (Mesh)
Scarf: *BOOM* Puffler – Royal (mesh) at C88
Gloves: Izzie’s – Leather Gloves dark grey
Tie: FEMALE [MANDALA]SMEXY TIE NECKLACE(cross)/Houshou GOLD
Hat: Emery – Beret Tropez #Black
Right bangles: ::je::suis::asymetrique::yellows::bangles
Left bracelet: ::je::suis::africain::bracelet dark
Bag: *FIR & MNA* The Curragh Satchel Plum Leather
Boots: The Sea Hole – Python Kicks – Dusk at C88
Poses: (pda) at C88

About colors

Hello,

Bobo Blue 2

Yesterday, I have been using another computer to show the last pictures I had taken to a friend. while I did that, I was struck by a change of the colors which were not at all the way I remembered them. They used to be a bit more vivid, asif a orange warm filter was applied all the time. Later, I told about this to a another friend who told me she was seeing them a bit whitsh and then advised me to check my screen settings. After some quick tests, it was quite obvious I was lacking some blue and green and have reajusted my screen settings.

I now see things quite differently. A fun detail is I have always thought my pictures had too much red or yellow so I was trying to correct them thanks to the curves in photoshop. Now, I see them much paler than what I thought. I guess I will have to change my windlight settings for the next pictures.

Bobo Blue

About the styling now. The new tunic and tied big belt from Fishy Strawberry have inspired me this hippie chic look with a new feather vest from So Many Styles (which I have slightly recolored to match the belt). For the chic part, the EXPERT hairstyle from LeLutka is adding a luxury touch.

I am also wearing the new skin from ADDICT, RAIA. I like the way it looks feminine and less sweet and young than a lot of other skins on my avatar. It is definately worth a try though it does not come with plenty of options like we are used to with many skins now, but dark and light eyebrows. You cannot change the eyeshadow or the lipstick with tattoo layers made specifically for Raia and the cleavage option is on the undershirt layer. Old viewers people will be happy to find a skin built the old way while new viewer peoples might feel like this is not enough. It is still a beautiful skin which should suit a lot of ladies.

Credits:

Skin: -[AddiCt]-RAIA/Sunkissed-Smoked
Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Light Lagoon (S)
Hair: [LeLutka]-EXPERT hair – StrawberryBlonde
Hair base: [LeLutka]-HAIRBASE IdontBleach
Tunic: *Fishy Strawberry* Tunic Teal
Vest: {SMS} Feather Vest Natural
Pants: {mon tissu} Denim – 1929 Cigarette ~ Original
Belt: *Fishy Strawberry* Tied Big Belt – Biscuit Brown
Necklace: LaGyo_Melika necklace Colony Blue
Earring: *BOOM* Pride (naturals-brown)
Bracelet Left: EarthStones Jiya Bracelet – Shades of Amber at Collabor88
Bracelet Right: *League* Wanderer -Oak- Bracelet -Wrist (6 Strands) R
Bag: [LeLutka]-MITU bag/brown(AR)
Boots: {mon tissu} Provence Riding Boots ~ Caramel

Byebye,

Tana

Africa 80

Hello,

Africa 80 3

What do you do when you have new khaki shorts by Zaara, a new skin from Dutch Touch, new shoes from MIEL and a new hairstyle from LeLutka? Well, I don’t know about you but I went on a safari!

Africa 80 2

I admit I’ve taken my inspiration from a picture by Nedeko Kohime. I am a big fan of her photography work. Look, I’ve got the same necklace from League!

Africa 80

Credits:

Skin: ::dt:: ::AmBeR:: V2 Dark – Basic CLA MO (low-res)
Shape: ** Dunes ** Emma 2011 Shape Medium
Eyes: ! FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Absinthe Light
Hair: [LeLutka]-HERA 2.0 hair – SummerTime
Top: *League* Ribbon Tied Tanktop -Sunny
Shorts: Zaara : Neha spring shorts *khaki*
Necklace: *League* Kandula Necklace -Gold
Earrings: *BOOM* Pride (naturals-brown)
Bag: HouseofFox :: RomanBag[Rusted Teal]
Socks: Maitreya Moxie Over-Knee Socks * Ecru
Shoes: MIEL TROUPE SHOES BRIGHT
Poses: Long Awkward Pose
Location: Virtual Africa

Bye bye,

Tana

Finally!

3 days! That’s the time i needed to come up with that look. Sometimes, things are easy and plug in together effortlessly, at other times, you try to create a look, take the pictures and no matter what you try, nothing satisfies you. Finaly, after A LOT of shopping, I am happy, my wallet is not. I hope you’ll like this look as much as I do.

Tanaquil 20101003

Now I can tell you, i was not happy with my last 2 posts. I didn’t like the pictures much, that is probably why i didn’t feel like writing about them. Right now, I am still not happy with the pictures. I need to learn new techniques as the ones I am using have flaws which are slowly but surely getting on my nerves, like loosing quality of details, too much red, too much light. But at least, I like that look a lot, being a bit modern elegant native.

It is made of a combination of different new releases from regular collections (skin from LAQ, pants from LeLutka, hair and bodysuit from Maitreya, boots from Coco, jewels from Je Suis, belt from Night’N Day) enhanced by project themeory releases (hair feathers from Tyranny and gilet from Boom)

Tanaquil portrait 20101003

The eyes are a new release by Exodi. I like their color a lot. At first, I was a bit annoyed as the pupil is very small, giving a surreal look to them but at the same time, that is what gives the intensity of the color. At the same time, the line is called Spiritus so you cannot expect dull boring human eyes… Now, about to know if you can read a soul through the iris or the pupil… look into my eyes and try !

Credits:
Skin: LAQ ~ Nellie 03 [Nougat] Glow skin
Eyes: Eyelashes: :: Exodi :: Spiritus Eyes – Green (Sm/V)
Eyelashes: :: Exodi :: Eyelashes
Hairbase: :: Exodi :: Hair Base – Red (v2 Compatible)
Hair: Maitreya
Gilet: *BOOM* Mini Vest The Basilisk (Project Themeory)
Bodysuit: Maitreya Bodysuit de la Ruche – Golden
Pants: [LeLutka]- FALLEN pants/coffee
Belt: Nyte’N’Day – Ginger Belt – Burnt/Black Studs
Jewels: ::je::suis::africain::set
Hair Feathers: Grixdale/Tyranny – Stumblebum Exclusive – Ploom Zen – Tang.
Boots: *COCO* _Over-the-kneeBoots_(Brown)
Poses: Diesel Works

Bye bye,
Tana

While Waiting for Fall

Hello,

I am still in the process of blogging what i’ve purchased at Designers United. After all that yellow and white, Aranel Ah of Boom is offering us this glamourous subtly gittering brown dress, announcing Autumn. I had to edit the flowers coming with it and attach them to the right shoulder as I wanted to show my favorite hairstyle from this week’s Truth Release. Of course, the bangs and flowers were on the same side…

Autumn Portrait

I am wearing again the Dafne skin from PXL. I have to say, that like the previous Candy line, the more i wear it and photography it, the more i like it!

Autumn

Credits:
Skin: [PXL] Dafne LT GL NudeLips MEB
Eyes: L.Fauna Charm Eyes [Gemini 1]
Eyelashes: :: Exodi :: Eyelashes
Hair: >TRUTH< Lanie Upper – caramel
Dress and Flowers: *BOOM* Narcissus-Wilted DU4 Exclusive at Designer United 4
Shoes: Maitreya Gold – Aequus Brown
Poses: d.f.o. at Designer United 4

Bye bye,
Tana

Beautiful & Bored

This is exactly how I feel about SL lately. But that is fine, RL is calling and soon, I’ll rant about the fact i don’t have enough time for SL. Don’t worry if you see me less active in the coming weeks, i haven’t given up at all. It is only that I have less time to make shapes, build looks and take pictures.

Alice Beautiful &amp; Bored

I am wearing a preview of the soon to be released Tuli Audrey Skin. If you’re a member of the TULI Update Group, you can get a preview as a gift in 2 tones at the mainstore. It offers us a soft and delicate face. I particularly like the lips and the lighting on it, they remind me of a soft rose petal. The shadings of the nose lets the shape appear pretty good. With some skins, you need dramatic differences in the shape to see changes in the avatar, as the shadows of the skin are covering a bit too much. Here, Tuli’s Audrey has soft shadows which are not masking the shape completely.

Alice Tuli Audrey Portrait

Credits:
Skin: []::Tuli::[] Audrey (tone 2/co/fr) :: VIP group exclusive
Shape: ** Dunes ** Alice Shape
Hair: [LeLutka]- -AMANDA 3 hair – BlondeFun
Eyes: L.Fauna Charm Eyes [Teal 1]
Top: Emery at The Dressing Room Blue>
Pants:
[ATOMIC] Bleached_Jeans – Black
Necklace: Whippet & Buck [W&B] Love is a Deserter Necklace – Gacha at Shoe Fair
Cuffs: Ha! Leather Cuffs *black* at The Dressing Room Blue>
Belt:
*COCO* _WideBelt_Black
Poses: *Reel Expression*
Background Texture: *BOOM* – Project Themeory – Beachy Nautical Textures!

Bye bye,
Tana