Bellflower

Bellflower

Credits:

Skin: *League* Jen Medium Natural (Cleavage D)
Hair: >TRUTH< Georgina w/Roots – strawberry
Top: coldLogic top – graham.purples
Bra: Whippet & Buck Tess Bra CONCORD/PETAL
Pants: Maitreya Zipper-Skinny Pastel * Lavender
Sunglasses: Izzie’s – Oversized Sunglasses
Earrings: je suis…occidental earrings MIXED

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Orange Turquoise

Orange Turquoise

When I have seen an advertizing for this new Baiastice tank top, I just had to have it. While I was there, I have taken one of the floppy straw hats to create a holiday look. To complete the outfit, shorts from Molichino to remind the orange of the top were perfect.

With League Jen

League has released a new skin, Jen, which has a fresh and soft face with a little doll touch to it. I am sure you will like it. It feminine and should fit a lot of shapes without any problems.

Yesterday, I forgot to credit the eyelashes I am wearing. Big mistake on my part as they are a great new release from SLink. It is actualy part of a photoprop with closed eyes. The reason why they are that awesome is they are mesh and each lash is a tiny mesh. That means they are easier to fit than sculpted / alpha eyelashes and best of all, they don’t disappear under the alpha of your hair and are always visible.

Credits:

Skin: *League* Jen Medium Peach (Cleavage D)
Eyes: IKON Utopia Eyes – Bahama Green
Eyelashes: Slink Mesh Lashes
Hair: Elikatira [e] Caramel – Red 05
Top: Baiastice_Elade Tank-dark grey
Shorts: MOLiCHiNO *MESH* Kaia Shorts – Orange
Hat: * Baiastice_Spring mesh straw hat-light copper/orange bow
Nails: Leverocci – Round Nails_1FA_TealPlain
Jewels: ::je::suis::africain::set
Poses: Glitterati

Sodalite and Gaelle Shape

Sodalite 2

I am in love with the colors of this Chantkare dress and to play with a more couture look, I have paired it with the new leggings from Maitreya in sodalite blue.

Sodalite

Gaelle V2 Portrait

I have updated the marketplace and the in world store with the new version of the Gaelle shape I have been using in my two last posts. The shape is made to fit a size M of the standard sizing system for mesh clothings. So she is a bit curvy and very sexy.

If you’re brave enough to endure the Marketplace and its problems due to the new direct delivery system updates, here is the link. Otherwise, I advise you to pay a visit to the small temporary Dunes shop in world to try a free demo.

Credits:

Shape: ** Dunes ** Gaelle V2 Shape Size M or Marketplace
Skin: ::Dutch Touch:: ::eSmEE:: pEACH – CLA (makeup) EB1 MU3 + ::DT:: MakeUp – EyeLiner – nr 2
Eyes: IKON Utopia Eyes – Pale Trojan Blue (M) and Aspen Green
Hair: [LeLutka]-BONJOUR hair – StrawberryBlonde
Hair 2: Hair: ::Exile:: Rivers Run:Chardonnay
Dress: CHANTKARE TAMARIND DRESS BRASS
Leggings: Maitreya Mesh Leggings – Sodalite
Earrings: [MANDALA]Tukemono Mesh Earrings ./Gold & Silver/TDR
Ring: je suis…voyante *gemstone*
Nails: Leverocci – Round Nails_1FA_PinkManicure
Poses: Marukin

Driftwood

Driftwood

Today I went for a look mixing two colors: driftwood as main stream with skye blue accessories to give more life it. The dress is a new release from ColdLogic and is mesh. The accessories are made of the new linen Kayla pumps from Hucci, a purse from LaGyo and the Jewels are a mix’n match from Je Suis, Zaara and LaGyo.

Zaara Lingerie

If you are looking for a very sexy but classy set of lingerie, I strongly recommand you to pay a visit to Zaara as the new Chanchal is in store and comes in nine different colors, including classical or more daring ones. I have picked the mocha. As you can see in the above picture, taking a look at the back is really worth it as the little blue details of the face are used for the satin fabric of the back.

Credits:

Shape: ** Dunes ** Gaelle Shape V2 (not yet released)
Skin: ::Dutch Touch:: ::eSmEE:: pEACH – CLA (makeup) EB1 MU3 + ::DT:: MakeUp – EyeLiner – nr 2
Eyes: IKON Utopia Eyes – Pale Trojan Blue (M)
Hair: ::Exile:: Rivers Run:Chardonnay
Dress: coldLogic dress – vergara.linen
Lingerie: Zaara : Chanchal Lingerie *mocha*
Ring and Necklace: je suis…voyante *gemstone*
Bracelet: ZC : Vyomini chained bracelet *turquoise-silver*
Earrings: LaGyo_Olrich earring silver
Nails: Leverocci – Round Nails_1FA_PinkManicure
Purse: LaGyo_Lora purse Celestial
Shoes: ::HH:: Hucci Kayla Pump – Summer Blue
Poses: (pda) and Torridwear

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

Ok… What’s new?

Hello,

Hydrangea_004

Lately, I have seen several complaints from people that designers they liked were not making mesh stuff yet. The important words to remember in the last sentence are “designers” and “not yet”. Probably most people have missed the following fact, or they don’t care about it, but most of the good mesh clothes we are having at our disposal are made from the same full permissions templates, designed by Damien Fate who is offering us high quality products, setting a high standard from the start for other mesh creators. Some people who are using those templates are adding value to the product, offering us a nice texturing work, adding their touch. Others are just assembling a mesh and a random texture. They don’t care if the final result is ugly, people are taken in the mesh crazyness and will buy it anyway, ugly or not, added value or not. Of course, there is nothing new about this: what was occuring with sculpties is occuring with meshes. Unfortunately, that is not new that many people have forgotten about being objectively critical.

Hydrangea

To illustrate my writings, I have chosen a funky dress from The Secret Store which is still available for one more week at the Dressing Room. I have picked this one for two reasons. First, it does not need to be mesh stuff to be awesome. Maylee Oh is spoiling us with something you can call real designing work, her creations are unique. You will not find the same sculpted prims on other people’s clothes. Second, Maylee is a perfectionnist. She is very able to create mesh, she has already started, but she wants it to be very good, designed by herself, before she releases something, like she has always been doing with any of her creations. I believe a lot of designers are busy lately discovering the new possibilites, and very soon they will release awesome new creations. Others are happy to share with us their first creations as group gifts. When you are trying those gifts, please always remember they are work in progress, that the designers are getting their hands at this new toy and that they, at least, have the courage to learn and try something new.

Now, it is up to you to see which are your quality standards. I am happy with some clothes made from full permissions templates if they have added value. I am even happier with unique original creations and if I have to be patient to get that, I am glad to wait. I am much less happy about people who have forgotten (nerver had?) their objective critical mind and dare bitching about brands which do not have mesh yet. But yeah… that is not new.

In Laq Thea Skin

To end this post on a positive note, here is the new LAQ Thea skin. On my shape it looks a bit more mature than their last faces so I am a happy customer with a pretty new skin.

Credits:

Skin: LAQ ~ Thea – [Fair] – 05
Eyebrows: LAQ ~ [Fair] Alva Blonde
Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Light Lagoon (M)
Hair: tram A811 hair / cork
Dress: The Secret Store – Patchwork Dress – Ocean Five
Tights: – Nemesis – Criminal tights red
Jewels: je suis…nocturne
Nails: je suis…naive crocodile red
Shoes: [LeLutka]-REN/Blue (Mesh)
Poses: (pda)

Bye bye,
Tana

Between Brigitte and Amy

Vespa

Vespa 2

Vespa 3

Credits:

Skin: Baiastice_Nina-peach -make up 12- BL (R)
Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Light Lagoon (M)
Hair: [LeLutka]-BRIGITTE hair – StrawberryBlonde
Blazer: * Mimikri – Kay Blazer black
Skirt: Zaara : Denim Skirt *white* (R)
Nails: ::je suis…naive Nails v.2 (R)
Hat: ::MOOD:: Duchess Fascinator (R)
Sunglasses: [Gos] – Custom Sunglasses v3.2 BUTTERFLY
Tights: –tb– tights polkadots black
Shoes: Gos [DOCS-V2] Cow
Poses: ADORKable (R)

Review copies: (R)