Old Car – No Shoe Fair

Hello,

Old Car

I had planned to head to the shoe fair for the week-end but of course that damned old car had to have a problem on the road. Now I seem to be stuck in the middle of nowhere. The guy at the garage was not really helpful, I bet he is going to suck as much money for the repairs as he can.

Old Car_009

I see a man over there, a bit bad boy, but rather good looking. He is standing next to some motorcycle. Let’s go see if he can help me…

Credits:

Skin: [PXL] GAIA SK CE MEB C1 FR
Shape: ** Dunes **
Eyes: [LeLutka]-Ellis-Vine/M
Hair: Exile Nema/copper MIX TDR Exclusive
Top: .:Ducknipple:. Libby – Purple
Jeans: [AddiCt]-NORA Jeans L/Dark Blue
Earrings and necklace: NHA!-  MAYA SET
Bangles: Tres Blah -tb- Viva La Bracelets
Belt: *Fishy Strawberry* Peyote Belt (part of Peyote skirt)
Bag: Ugly Duck – Travellers Case
Shoes: ANEXX_PlatformWedgesole_Camel
Poses: Olive Juice

Bye bye,

Tana

Softly Urban

Hello,

Soft Urban 2

a quick post as I’ve struggled for hours to be able to take some pictures. (note to self: remember to turn off the anti-virus to take pictures with shadows)

Soft Urban

Tonight’s outfit is simple yet pretty sexy. It all started with those new Truth Hair, Liv. Then i wanted some urban style for a change and went to visit Ducknipple for the T-Shirt. The shorts are my favorite from Fishy Strawberry. I’ve accessorized with new releases from Blitzed: great look but awfully laggy; to be able to teleport, remove the belt and the cuffs, put them back on once you’re at your desired destination.

Finaly, the boots are Surf Co. Fifty Linden Friday offer. You can get them only today for 50 L$ but they will be available later at 250 L$; which is still a very reasonable price for quality boots.

Credits:
Skin: LAQ ~ Nellie 03 [Nougat] Glow skin
Shape: ** Dunes ** Heather Shape (not yet released)
Eyes: L.Fauna Charm Eyes [Gemini 1]
Hair: >TRUTH< Liv – auburn
T-shirt: .:Ducknipple:. Bish – Blue
Shorts: *Fishy Strawberry* Billy Denim Shorts – Garage
Belt: *BLITZED* Legacy belt – Brown
Cuffs: *BLITZED* Legacy Cuffs – brown
Boots: [SC] Surf Couture Olea Boots
Poses: Glitterati

Bye bye,
Tana

It’s All In The Background

Hello,

“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.

Snackbar

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

Cattails

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

Credits,
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,
Tana

Puzzle

Hello,

some days, whatever i try, nothing seems to fit together. Other days, clothing, hair, accessories and the backdrops are just obvious, like today. I hope you’ll enjoy it.

Emma Pearls V2

Credits:
Skin: [PXL] Candy TAN NE NudeLips MEB FR
Shape: ** Dunes ** Emma Shape (not released yet)
Shades: !lamb. Dandelion Frames – Bleak
Hair: !lamb. Egomaniacal – Honeycomb
Dress: .:Ducknipple:. Shampoo – Black/Pink :. Rocking Friday
Stockings: LG FEMME_TDR&theCity legs for The Dressing Room
Shoes: Maitreya Gold – Allure Black
Pearls: *SiSSi* Glitterati Pearls
Pose: Glitterati
Edit: I forgot to five credits for the bed… oops
Bed: .:NotSoBad:. Sexbed CHABBA Blue

Bye bye,
Tana

ZombiePopcornSL Carnival

Hi,

The ZombiePopcornSL Carnival has opened its doors for your grunge shopping pleasure. Some of my favorite stores are there so expect to see more than one post about it! The Carnival is opened from 15th to 30th June 2010. Stop buy and have fun! For a list of all the shops you can find there, visit ZombiePopcorn SL Website

Credits:
Skin: (bodyline) SARA _m1_ b
Shape: ** Dunes ** Sabrina Shape
Eyes: :: Exodi ::Zbilja v2.0 – Deep (Pale Blue)(Sm/NV)
Hair: Hair: >TRUTH< Nicola – Ivory
Shirt: Ducknipple Hurley – Black / Red
Capris: :. WoE .: GRJ-F8 Graecyn Capri Jeans (Charcoal)
Belt: *BLITZED* Plugged Belt
Shoes: Urban Bomb Unit UBU PornStar Lo-Tops
Necklace: Ducknipple DeadHeart
Bracer Right: *BLITZED* Chorus bracelet – black
Bracer left: :Fusion: Feather Set at Black and Blue Fair
Pose: [LAP]

Bye bye,
Tana