What’s New Copycat?

No, I don’t believe my title is orginal, I actualy think it has been used before.

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I am bored, bored with what I see on the feeds lately. Everywhere the same, everywhere the same new hair, everywhere the same new clothes, everywhere the same new accessories.

I am bored with so-called designers. Everywhere the same textures, everywhere the same sculpties. Everywhere the same RL inspirations. Hey look, the latest Lady Gaga excentricity! … declined in 10 SL versions.. how original!

I am bored with bloggers. Everywhere the same designers featured, everywhere the same reviews of new offered review copies, everywhere the same SL shadows and pictures, everywhere the same lack of content. I have to say some of my favorite bloggers have left and sadly, they were not replaced. The last one being Fayne Khandr who is on a indefinite blogging hiatus. I am not close to Fayne, i’ve spoken once or twice with her and she seemed to be a nice person but really, I miss her blog. She was one of the few I was looking forward for new articles as she was actualy offering us something to read, combined with a great sense of style and pictures telling a story. I don’t know why she has stopped, I am not close enough to bug her, I respect her choice, but yeah, I miss her blog posts.

I am bored with SL fashion. Doh wait… Am I different?

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NOPE! I am not different! I do exactly the same! I only need to have a look at today’s style to know I am not different! It actualy started with me being sick, staying home, calling doctor and going to the pharmacy to get my medicines, 2 weeks ago. There, the owner of the drugstore was not wearing her white blouse like usual but she was actualy wearing a light grey woolen tunique with violet tights, black boots and belt and violet under-sweater. I was like “wow” she looks good with that. Then I’ve been thinking about what I could use in Second Life to create the same look. So, no, I am not original…

Yesterday, as I was looking for hair to finish the look, I’ve found that Truth Raquel style in my inventory. I actualy had never used it as it is very special and I had seen some other people doing a great job with it. One of those people being Leah McCullough. I remembered having seen a great picture of her wearing the same style. I mean no offense to others having used this style but Leah’s job is the one that had struck me at that time. Leah was kind enough to let me use her picture for my blog. See how pretty she is and how good the picture is.

LDD II Sep 10, 2007

But back to the point, when I saw that style, i immediately thought “yes! that is the one i need!” Not because it looks great, not because it works good with the style, but because someone else did a great job featuring it already!

and here is my version of it.
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Sometimes, I won’t blog an outfit because I am pretty sure everyone will blog it and I don’t think I am good enough to do better, Sometimes I still blog it, because it is that or nothing at all. I wished I could have the choice to blog something else but then, I am looking at the new creations, everywhere the same, and unfortunately, I have to say very few things will make me want to buy them these last days, not even the bloggers featuring them, including me… and that is boring.

Credits:
Skin: [PXL] Kasumi SK RoseLips
Eyes make-up: [PXL] Kasumi SK Smoke Eyes
Shape: ** Dunes ** Heather Shape
Eyes: L.Fauna Charm Eyes [Gemini 1]
Hair: >TRUTH< Raquel – auburn
Dress: AOHARU_CablesKnitDress_White
Sweater: So Many Styles {SMS} Winter Sweater Plum
Tights: Maitreya Allure Tights – Violet
Necklace: So Many Styles {SMS} Pearl Lily Necklace Black
Boots: *COCO*_EngineerBoots(Black)
Poses: Reel Expression *Luth*

Bye bye,
Tana

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And Here Comes Heather

Hello,

I’ve realesed a new shape today, Heather.

Heather Shape Marketplace

You could already admire her in the past 2 posts from the blog. Heather is a sophisticated young sweet woman. Her elegant body allows her to wear a lot of different styles and to always look good. She has a round face with wide eyes, pulpous lips and a thin nose.

Heather Shape Portrait Marketplace

As always, the shape is mod, copy, no trans so you can change it to your best preferences.

For 899 L$, you will receive:
– Petite Shape + System Skirt Version
– Medium Shape + System Skirt Version
– Tall Shape + System Skirt Version
– Runway Shape + System Skirt Version
– Bald Base
– Style Card

You can find the shape at the ** Dunes ** Mainstore or on the Marketplace.

Free demos are of course available and i cannot insist enough on always trying a demo before you purchase any No Trans item.

Credits:
Skin: LAQ ~ Claudia2 – 01 [Peach] Glow skin
Shape: ** Dunes ** Heather Shape (coming soon)
Eyes: L.Fauna Charm Eyes [Greyi 1]
Hair: >TRUTH< Tamina – auburn
Dress: [Plastik]
Jewels:
Boots: *COCO* _Over-the-kneeBoots_(Brown)
Jewels: Balderdash– Twig – Autumn
Poses: Glitterati

Bye bye,
Tana

The Looking Glass

Hello,

At the Looking glass

Today’s attempt at taking snapshots brought me to The Looking Glass. I told myself that if I had to crash, I might aswell do it in a good looking place. Designed by Markus Inkpen, the same creator as the famous No Sound sim, and Sharni Azalee, that fabulous sim welcomes you to discover fantasy places going from church ruins to old stables or even wonderland.

The Looking Glass

I’ve chosen to take the pictures in the village. Among all the wonders you will see there, what caught my attention was that parrot. Maybe the fact it is called Muad’Dib has something to do with it… (Muad’Dib being the Fremen name of Paul Atreides in Dune from Frank Herbert. It is my favorite book and one of the reasons why my blog is named like that, though the official excuse i’ve found was dunes was reminding of the curves of a feminine body).

Just to tell you a few more words about my snapshots adventures lately. Today, i’ve been able to take 10 pictures! Yeah! BUT… for some unknow reason, i’ve crashed at the 11th. Since then, though I was using Kirsten’s Viewer for the pics, I am unable to log back in SL with Snowstorm which crashes immediately. Go figure…

Credits:
Skin: LAQ ~ Nellie 03 [Nougat] Glow skin
Eyes: L.Fauna Charm Eyes [Gemini 1]
Hair: [Shag] – La Petite Mort – dark copper
Jumpsuit: .:* LOULOU&CO *:. – S.Suit :: CHARLIE’S ANGEL :: Green
Pullover: [LeeZu!] LBD Loui Pullover right hand /beige
Belt: :. WoE .: Nomi Leather Belt (Blood)
Scarf: [LeeZu!] Miss Mara Scarf /ethno mauve
Tights: *Fishy Strawberry* Woolen Tights – Brown Stripes at The Dressing Room
Earrings: MIEL CUE EARRING
Boots: *COCO*_EngineerBoots(Black)
Poses: Glitterati

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.

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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

Something of a Doll

Hello,

Here is something a bit different from my usual style.

Megan 01102010

Credits:
Skin: LAQ ~ Nellie 09 [Nougat] Glow skin
Shape: ** Dunes ** Megan Shape
Eyes: L.Fauna Charm Eyes [Gemini 1]
Hair: [ 69 ] ENAB – Dark Mocha –
Bolero: *GF* Ruffle Bolero (long) -violet-
Dress: :::Sn@tch Rowdy Sweater Skirt (Black)::: at SCDisco Deals
Bow: MIEL ELLE UBER bow
Poses: Glitterati
Socks: *GF* Ruffle Socks -purple- (over knee)
Shoes: *COCO* _EngineerBoots(Black)

Bye bye,
Tana

Nyte’N’Day Sale

Everything is on sale at Nyte’N’Day from 25 to 50%. No end date given. Only 50 L$ for this great skirt I am wearing!

Nyte Sale 2

Nyte Sale

Credits:
Skin: [PXL] Dafne NAT GL NudeLips MEB
Freckles and dimples: L.Fauna Dimples Freckles
Eyes: L.Fauna Charm Eyes [Gemini 1]
Eyelashes: :: Exodi :: Eyelashes
Hair: >TRUTH< Lanie Streaked – caramel
Corset: *Nyte’N’Day – Plica Black
Top: Nyte’N’Day – Sunder II Shirt (Part of Outfit)
Skirt: Nyte’N’Day – Vestige Skirt Light Floral
Scarf: Kyoot – Soft Warm Neck Wrap
Belt: Nyte’N’Day – Ginger Belt – Burnt/Black Studs
Boots: *COCO* _Over-the-kneeBoots_(Brown)
Poses: *Reel Expression*

Bye bye,
Tana

King Solomon’s Mines

Hello,

one of Sha├» Delacroix latest releases at the Modavia Fashion show made me think about some movie I’ve seen when i was a kid in 1987: King Solomon’s mine, the version with Richard Chamberlain and Sharon Stone. I am not sure I will find any gold here but i’ll go on looking for Allan Quatermain.

Salomon mines Full

Salomon mines

Credits:
Skin: [PXL] Candy SK SE BronzeLips MEB FR
Shape: ** Dunes ** Jolene Shape
Eyes: L.Fauna Charm Eyes [Teal 1]
Hair: (Dernier Cri) Taylor – Brown Shades
Lashes: Tiny Bird – Thick Lashes
Jacket and pants: *Shai* Leopard Trench Coat Palazzo Pants at Modavia Fashion Week
Top: Whippet & Buck [W&B] Claven Lace Blouse ANTIQUE at Le Look
Necklace: -=UZURI=- Bahati Necklace
Bangles: -=UZURI=- Radhi Bangles (frog)
Boots: *COCO* _Over-the-kneeBoots_(Brown)
Poses: *”*Perfection is Style*”*

Bye bye,
Tana