Hera

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Hera

Simple note for those who would wonder: One of Hera’s attribute is the peacock. That’s why I have chosen those colors to represent her.

Picture 1:
Skin: -Belleza- Grace C88 Med 9 @ Collabor88
Hair: Lamb. Asteria – Ginger Pack @ Collabor88
Dress: The Secret Store – Odyssey Dress – Eggplant – S @ Collabor88
Jewels: . aisling . Tortuga Princess – at Fantasy Gacha Carnival
Pose: *TorridWear*

Picture 2:
Skin: -Belleza- Grace C88 Med 10 @ Collabor88
Eyeshadow: NOX. Helter Shadow [Pack Two] @ Collabor88
Hair: Lamb. Pandora – Ombre Pack @ Collabor88
Dress: Schadenfreude Amphitrite Siren Dress @ Collabor88
Head Chain: (Yummy) Oracle Head Chain @ Collabor88
Crown: (Yummy) Golden Laurel Leaf Crown (recolored) @ Collabor88
Necklace: ~Muse~ Marguerite Feather Necklace
Wings: LaGyo_Metis wing shoulders Gold (recolored) @ Collabor88
Ring: (Kunglers Extra) Velouria – R ring
Pose: Kirin @ Collabor88

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Pixel Mode Closing

Hello,

Pixel Mode Fae

Bad news have struck the Fashion community today as Tya Fallingbridge has announced she was closing her store Pixel Mode, for some time, as soon as the Shoe Fair was over. Let’s hope it is only temporary. We are loosing once more someone who has brought a lot to Second Life throughout the years because of too much pressure and being hurt.

I won’t discuss here who is right or wrong. I have seen several comments about this case, many people have different opinions about it for different reasons. Probably noone really knows. We love to all hate the same person after all. But once again, things have gone too far. It is sad to see drama counts more than quality and fashion.

I was planning on blogging the new Fae wedges already before learning the news as they are high quality. The sculpts and shadows are great, I also love the texture of the feet with details like wrinkles at the back of the ankle. I have no problem with the HUD as there are preset skins close enough to the skins I have to suit me when I want something fast. I have to say I am not so picky with sculpted feets tones because it might look good with some windlight settings and completely wrong with others. I have also noticed my perception of the tone changes from one computer to the other. I might be very happy with it on the laptop and not at all with the tower which has a more powerful graphic card. So while I could loose time to get a perfect match (in this case, 2 minutes with the notecard provided including the values for several skins) I often choose to be lazy and have it roughly correct but good enough. Unless the skin and the feet are made using the same texture, I hardly see how it would be possible anyway. In other words… HUD’s are much ado about nothing in my opinion.

Credits:

Skin: [PXL] GAIA SK SE MEB C1 FR
Shape: ** Dunes ** Custom Made
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard .ID. Spring Eyes – Just Before Sunset
Hair: [LeLutka]-INVERTED hair – AuburnHaze
Top: AOHARU_OffShoulderGauzeTunic_Black
Shorts: (Kunglers) Jordyn – Blue at Culture Shock
Necklace: NHA! Necklace Miror
Earrings: NHA! Earring Milan
Shoes: Pixel Mode [PM] Fae Wedge [A] – Black at Shoe Fair
Pose: Long Awkward Pose

Bye bye,
Tana

Luigi

Hello,

Luigi

Have you seen Mario? I have heard he had the red Mushroom ! Let’s look for him.

Credits:

Skin: [PXL] GAIA SK NE MEB C1
Shape: ** Dunes ** Custom Made
Eyes makeup: [PXL] GAIA SK Simple Eyes (Tattoo)
Lips: [PXL] GAIA SK Pale Lips (Tattoo)
Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Light Absinthe (S)
Hair: [LeLutka]-INVERTED hair – IrishRed
Shirt: /artilleri/ – Othelie blouse lime
Shorts: (Kunglers) Jordyn – Blue
Mushroom: The Secret Store – Mario Handmade Costume  – Hold Mushroom (part of outfit)

Bye bye,

Tana

Parisienne Boho

Hello,

Boho 2

There were several new cute releases this week-end, including two Dutch Touch Skins, MensJe and MegAn, and a Mimikri dress, emily, which has a vintage boho feel to it. If you are part of the Dutch Touch VIP group, the MegAn starterpack in cream is only at 400 L$. No idea how long it will last but it is worth to run to the store to get the deal. The skin is cute with far set eyes, tons of options like 3 eyebrows colors, freckles, moles, cleavage.

I’ve been walking for some hours wearing this look, with those great MIEL boots, color changeable to fit about anything, a clutch and matching tights from Croire but there was something missing, hair. I’ve tried several different styles, but I was not happy with what i was finding until I saw an advertizing for Plume, a new hair shop by Fauve Beaumont. Fauve is proposing us original couture styles, with accessories like this cute hat for the Parisienne coiffure, which adds a touch of elegance and sophistication to the look.

Boho 3

The Seasons Hunt was launched on saturday 15th January and will last for two whole weeks. I am not really into hunts, I can even say I am boycotting some of them for several reasons but in this case, I have to admit I am very pleasantly surprised as the designers have been very generous and are offering us awesome items, like the So Many Style Fur Shrug. Believe me, you want to look for it, but be warned, it is a well hidden one! One of the things I like about this hunt is you don’t have to find the gift in one store before being able to move to the next one. If you join the in world The Seasons Hunt(ers) group, you can find a notecard in the notices with the landmarks to the participating stores and tons of help from lovely people. So, you can choose to only visit the stores you like when you don’t have much time online or give a try at the whole list, which is really worth it.

Credits:

Skin: Dutch Touch ::DT:: ::Megan:: Cream – Basic CL1 EBBrown Mo FR HB
Make-up: :: Exodi :: Makeups – Smokey Shadows – Dark Chocolate
Eyelashes: :: Exodi :: Makeups – Eyelashes – Dramatic
Eyes: L.Fauna Charm Eyes [Gemini 1]
Hair: *Plume* Parisienne/Brick
Dress: * Mimikri – Emily wheat
Schrug: {SMS} Fur Shrug
Leggings: [croire] sheer pattern leggings (9) U
Jewels: (Kunglers Extra) Bambu – natural
Boots: MIEL LIA BOOTS
Clutch: [croire] floral olive accessories
Skybox: ::Modest House:: The Veronica Skybox
rugs: [.nordari.]
Shelves: :: rucott ::
Dresser: LISP – Vintage Steamer Case Dresser – Natural Suede
Poses: Long Awkward Pose

Bye bye,

Tana

Best of 2010

Hello,

Best of 2010

As we are narrowing the end of 2010, time has come to look backwards at what was achieved during this last year. I have started the blog only in May, since then I have written 149 posts, this one being the 150th. That is 150 different outfits, made of skins, hair, shoes, clothes, accessories coming from so many fabulous designers. Among all those items, I have picked some of my favorite to present you this look as a review of what I liked best in 2010.

Best of 2010 Close-up

I would love to see which items you liked best from your blog aswell. So, feel free to work on the same idea and please post a link to your blog as a comment here to let me and others who might be interested know what you’ve done.

Skin: [PXL] Kasumi SK RoseLips by Hart Larsson. I actualy had a hard time choosing the skin, not that i had a doubt it would be a PXL but because I couldn’t decide between Candy, Dafne and Kasumi, three skins i love for different reasons. I’ve finaly picked Kasumi as i haven’t removed it since its release in November, for the skin whore i usualy am, this is a record!

Eyes: L.Fauna Charm Eyes [Gemini 1] by Launa Fauna. Simply the best eyes i’ve been giving to try. I have been testing many others but I always come back to these. The reflection, the size, the color, it has all what I am looking for.

Eyelashes: :: Exodi :: Makeups – Eyelashes – Glamour + prim eyelashes from the skin packs by Ryker Beck. The ones I never remove, easy to fit, rather realistic, the nightmare of eyelashes made easy.

Hair: Exile Serana/auburn by Kavar Cleanslate. I could have picked a lot of different styles from different brands, all styles i wear of a frequent basis but I’ve picked Serana as I’ve used this style in some of the posts I prefer. It has a sexy movement perfect for photography.

Top: Maitreya Bodysuit de la Ruche – Golden by Onyx LeShelle. I could have chosen shoes, hair or jackets but i went for this bodysuit. I have it in several colors and it is a great basic for lingerie or top. A piece of clothing I am using a lot.

Shorts: *Fishy Strawberry* Billy Denim Shorts – Garage by Fae Eriksen. I’ve been wearing those shorts in several posts. Casual and sexy without showing too much they have the perfect length for me.

Tights: Maitreya Allure Stockings – Neutral03 bye Onyx LeShelle. I cannot count the number of posts where i have used those tights. This color or another one.

Gloves: gants moi by Yung Back. One of my oldest and trustworthy friend here. The only girl i will ever call “Mamour”. I don’t think the gloves are for sale, sorry.

Belt: Nyte’N’Day – Ginger Belt – Burnt/Black Studs by Nyte Caligari. A timeless hand-crafted studded casual leather belt you can wear with skirts, pants, anything.

Earrings: p.c; Organic Hoops by Cora Lu. This fall, Paper Couture has once again spoiled us with a fabulous collection, full of fantasy and originality. These Organic Hoops are fun very large earrings, so large it is one of the rare pair you can wear under long hair and still see them!

Necklace: (Kunglers Extra) Bambu – necklace – natura by AvaGardner Kungler. An elegant with a vintage touch necklace which should compliment many cleavages.

Bracelet: ::je::suis::africain::bracelet by Julia Merosi. The africain set is an ethnic jewelry ensemble you can customize with myriads of possibilities as you can color its beads and other parts to match about any outfit you might wear.

Sunglasses: [Gos] – Custom Sunglasses v3.2 BUTTERFLY by Gospel Voom. Great shoes, great sunglasses with perfect sculpties and the respray technology allowing you to get several colors of a small price in addition to the basic price.

Bag: (Milk Motion) My leopard bag by Marie Lauridsen. I got this bag at one of the Fifty Linden Friday’s. You may like or hate this kind of events but some of the designers are offering us real gems.

Boots: {mon tissu} Provence Riding Boots ~ Chestnut by Elie Spot. I love boots, I cannot resist them! I have way too many already but I will still have to purchase the last ones. Though these boots from mon tissu have rapidly reached the top of my list. The sculpts and textures are perfect and they are not loaded with plenty of scripts and prims that cause you to lag so much you cannot teleport anymore. If you have to choose for one pair of casual yet elegant boots, these are the ones!

Poses: Diesel Works by Rogan Diesel. I’ve used those poses a lot lately as they have some movement without deforming the body too much.

Location: SaliMar. I’ve taken several pictures there last summer. It is a lovely mediterranean village with art exhibitions and a touch of fantasy. A perfect place to discover alone or with that speical someone.

Last but not least and not on the pictures but you just have to have a look at my previous posts: Mayle Oh from The Secret Store! She has rapidly become one of my best friends here. Always supportive, always positive. She has a great sense of styling and her creations are what i am looking the most forward for 2011!

Bye bye,

Tana

Lazy but Stubborn

Hello,

for today, a few blabla, a little rant and one of my favorite outfits of the moment.

Heather Red take 2

I am working on this post for 2 days. Not because the outfit was hard to get together, not at all, it was actualy easy. First came the jacket with the gilet from Kungler. I was still wearing the Surf Co. tank top from last post which was the right match so i didn’t look further. I am kind of lazy, I have to admit that. I didn’t feel like looking for a new brown skirt so I’ve searched in the depth of my inventory for that Miel Skirt. Then, I wanted to visit !Lamb to see the new hairstyles. Red hair with red jacket is not so great so i went for light brown for a change. While I was there, I’ve received a notecard from Courtisane to tell us about new releases. A quick teleport and some demo’s convinced me these were the boots i needed.

Heather Red take 2 Full

Now the rant. 2 days… After the styling part, I’ve been searching SL for the perfect location. It took me the whole evening and when i’ve finaly found what i wanted, it was way too late and I had to go to bed. Today, pretty happy as I only had to take the pictures and to write the post, i’ve started to try to capture some snapshots… After 3 hours of crashes, some inventory losses (new hair from !Lamb and a necklace from kungler) I was able to take 1 picture, only one, in my studio (Any non studio location is just out of question). It is the one you can see below. As I am more stubborn than lazy, I went on trying. I was not happy with that picture, i don’t like the lighting that much, it is a bit too yellow for me but you seem to like it on flickr. Suddenly and without doing any change to my settings, I was finaly able to take some more pictures, these are the ones you can see at the top of the post. Personnaly, i prefer a whiter lighting but feel free to tell me which one you prefer and why.

I am stubborn so I haven’t dropped taking pictures with shadows yet… but i don’t have that much free time that i can waste 4 hours a day trying to take pictures. I’ll have to decide whether to go on or not.

Heather Red

Credits:
Skin: [ATOMIC] Skin Morgan_Honey – Unicef (the skin was a special release for Project Donate. I am not sure any other make-up for the Morgan skin is available at Atomic, I haven’t seen any. Sorry)
Shape: ** Dunes ** Heather Shape
Eyes: L.Fauna Charm Eyes [Gemini 1]
Jacket: (Kunglers Extra) Soraia – Sangre
Tank top: [SC] Surf Couture Surf Couture – Hermana Tank – Brown
Skirt: MIEL CALI CORDS – sculpted skirt w/ belt – bark
Sunglasses: MIEL BELLA PEEPERS
Bag: [ATOMIC] Crush Bag – Red (Hold AO)
Boots: .*Courtisane*. Esprit De Sable RED
Poses: Diesel Works
Background texture: .:: inSight Designs Textures ::.

Bye bye,
Tana