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Variations on a Theme

Posted by Caliah Lyon on February 2, 2008

As I’d been feeling under the weather for about a week I decided to mark my recovery with this post, which I’d been saving for a rainy day. Posting is oddly therapeutic.

Clothing: Rose Hood Jacket, DP YumYum, L$120; Pleated Neck Babydoll in Ash, Armidi, L$135; Short Pants in Black, Shop Seu, L$90; Metallic Tights in Mauve, Glanz, L$120.
Accessories: Hobo Bag in Black Suede, Celestial Studios, L$150.
Hair: Amber in Blonde, ETD, L$150.
Boots: Tainted Spring (Unique Edition) in Gold Crush, Fuel, L$400.

Left: Grey Hood Jacket, **DP** YumYum, L$120; Frontrunner Dress in Black (Top), Oh! What a Neat Boutique, L$100 (on sale); Shorts from the Manna Outfit (L$200) & Leg Prims from Colleen Bib-Shorts in Charcoal, L$100, Savvy?; Sheryl Skintight Jeans (underpants layer) from the Sheryl outfit, Last Call, L$100 (on sale); Azuki Socks, Hal*Hina, free at store;
Shoes & Accessories: Eva Pumps in Blood, Lassitude & Ennui, L$230; Dotty Belt, Bossa Nova, free gift in store.
Hair (L-R): Nana in Dark Brown, Luxury Hair Jade, L$100.

Middle: Rose Hood Jacket, **DP** YumYum, L$120; Pleated Neck Babydoll in Ash, Armidi; Short Pants in Black, Shop Seu; Tights in Red, Shop Seu, L$50.
Shoes: Tainted Spring (Unique Edition) in Gold Crush, Fuel.

Right: Black Hood Jacket, **DP** YumYum, L$120; Striped Dress, ❤ Cupcakes, L$100 (on sale); Colleen Bib-shorts in Bronze, Savvy?, L$100; Tights in Blue, Shop Seu, L$50.
Shoes: Aphrodite Creations Vintish (Group Gift)

Left: Indigo Couture Top, Culture Vulture (originally Downtown, store is missing); Bottom of Rainy Day Dress in Black, Armidi, L$235; Metallic Tights in Gold, Glanz, L$120;
Shoes and Accessories: Maitresse Metisse Boots, Storm Schmooz, L$500; Glitterati Hobo Bag, Celestial Studios, L$150; Courtney Buckled Belt, Armidi, L$125; Eclectic Necklace in Silver, Muse, to be released; Whisper Bracelet in Uni/Silver, Earthtones, L$159.
Hair (L-R): Amber in Tawny & Amber in Blonde, ETD, L$150.

Right: Sweater from Hunting Season in Blue, MG Fashion, L$425; Alligator Corset from the Editorial Outfit, Last Call, L$100 on sale; Brown Check Pants, Kurotsubaki, L$200; Hose in Brown, Blaze, L$100 for pack.
Shoes and Accessories: Sculpted Boots in Smoke, Redgrave, L$450; BBB Bag 10 Three-Pose Bag, Big Boob Boutique, L$348; Tank Watch in Caramel/Gold, Muse, CSI:NY free gift.

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Second Night Life ll

Posted by Lucas Lameth on October 25, 2007

S E C O N D . N I G H T . L I F E . II

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I just wasn’t done shooting at the “The L Word” Sims so here’s the sequel from Manna’s storyboard snapshots. Cheers! — The social scene is half the fun of fashion. First we start with a simple but oh-so sleek Gisaci Classic Cashmere Turtleneck in Charcoal (L$145) and Armidi Limited A001 Jeans in Regular Industrial (L$145). Dark denim is always key for a comfortable semi-formal look. Blue and light denim recommended for casual day wear and with light colors like pastel. Remember, Caliah Lyon’s Muse Classic Tank Watch (L$200 set of two) will fit MEN and WOMEN. I cannot stress this enough. These are the classiest watches in Second Life. Not owning them is a FASHION SIN! — Get these stylish 1-prim wine glass decorations (L$90 m/c/nt) at mike’s studio, Roosa (217, 103, 27).

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Refreshed? Start the night life off with Armidi Limited new Paris Henley in Black (L$125). Ginny’s Last Call Moderno Ladro Pinstriped Pants (L$300 for Ladro Outfit) keep this look classy. — Ofcourse, Manna and myself always always choose Gold. Fellows often steer toward silver but times-a-changing and I say be brave fellas’, add a little gold. Even if it’s one of those fancy tooth implants. At Armidi, I was also able to snatch some Pyramid Cuffs in Black & Gold (L$135) and these snazzy Fi Umo Sunglasses (L$225).

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Relaxing at the bar before hitting the dance floor. Smoking a FNKY! Cigarette (L$150). Easy slick hair, spike it up! with Rach Snookums Frangipani “Jake” Hair in Chocolate (L$200). My favorite male sex appeal skin of choice in SL is none other than FNKY! Antonio in Tan/Baby Face Soul Patch (L$1850).

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Time to show these suckers how to spin the beat! Look bad-ass in Luth Brodie’s Reel Expression Mens poses (L$150 each).

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You wake up with a hangover and a stranger in your bed. It happens. At least you look stylish in Armidi Intimizzio Boxer Briefs in Dark Gray (L$125) and out of bed hair The Grammar from Armidi in Mocha (L$295). Slip on your FNKY! Executive Glasses I (L$330) and turn them red to look smart and busy.

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And now you nod and take down their number in your savvy 803 Slurry Street Pocket PC (L$350). Put them down as “The blonde one with wavy hair”. Smile, escort them out and get more sleep for tomorrow night.

My eyes of choice at the moment is Purple eyes from Fashionably Dead (around L$60).

Happy Fashion Affair Second Life!

 

Shopping References from this Post:

803 Slurry St., Istar (47, 99, 22) Armidi, Armidi (135, 127, 25) Fashionably Dead, Tableau (Currently Closed) FNKY!, FNKY Cake (128, 45, 24) Frangipani Design, Iladil (95, 57, 71) Last Call/Moderno, Dazzle (130, 12, 27) mike’s studio, Roosa (217, 103, 27) Muse Fine Jewelry, Linji (143, 151, 49) Reel Expression, Lalique (224, 95, 27) The Good Life, Good Life (113, 85, 26)

Sight-seeing References from this Post:

The L Word in Second Life,The L Word1 (127, 154, 26)

 

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Gold Rush

Posted by mannarosewood on October 23, 2007

 

G . O . L . D : R . U . S . H

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Gorgeous makeup by Tete a Pied starts the inspiration for these looks (TaP Vivant Buff Glam 1 L$500). For Jewelry, Lunaria Necklace with Laurel earrings (L$399) from EARTHTONES boutique make subtle highlights. Breezy hairstyle is ETD – Flapper in Chestnut (L$150).

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Here we have out first outfit featuring Relika’s Love Lace outfit in Brown (L$400 entire set) worn as a Jacket layer and tube top also from Relika worn in black. EARTHTONE’s Angela Fleur ring & cuff set in clear crystals and gold (L$159 for set).

 

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Gold Jacqui Pants by LAST CALL (L$1 As Customer Gifts). Paper Couture’s “The Signature Bag” in tan (L$125). While Tableau is closed, snatched PC goodies at Barcola.

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Autumn Gold Outfit : Manna Style Watch

This outfit we use Savvy’s? Mean Business Wilhelmina Jacket and undershirt as inspiration (L$xx for Savvy? Wilhelmina Outfit). I wanted a luscious full skirt to keep this look feminine so I used elka lehane’s Boing Fromage long tiered crochet skirt in Off-White (L$110) and tinted both the prim skirt and pants layer in a light cream to mix with my color palette. Must-have seasonal accessories include Muse Classic Tank Watch in Natural/Gold (L$200 for a set of two), Muse Simple Drop Necklace (L$1 Free Gift), Muse Claris Pearl Earrings in Gold (L$50) and Tete a Pied Gold Pailette Clutch (L$100). Metallic Disc Sandals in Natural (L$150) also from Tete a Pied perfectly bring out rich autumn colors. Hair is ETD’s Phoebe in Dirty Blonde (Currently FREE!)

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Gold n’ Glamour Outfit : Manna Style Watch

Center of inspiration for this outfit is the Armidi Gisaci Bunni 45 Mini Dress – Gold (L$235).Very rich luxurious texture. Also from Armidi Gisaci new Rio Beleza Wedge in Black (L$295) and Hair – The Glamorous I in Nutshell (L$295). Pantyhose in Sheer Ebony by 1-800-BETTIE’s (L$60). For accessories we have Savvy? Repairs Necklace in Gold/Onyx (L$100), EARTHTONES Ladys’ Hoop, Gold/Stud1 XL (L$100) and EARTHTONES Solaria Cuff & Ring Set Gold Black (L$199)

 

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More gold accents, Fallingwater Cellardoors Shiny Things Ruffle Boots in coffee (L$400). All poses featured by Reel Expression (L$150 each). All eyes are Grey Eyes from FNKY (L$60).

Happy Fashion Affair Second Life!

 

Shopping References from this Post:

1-800 BETTIE’S Roosa (235, 21, 28) Armidi Gisaci Armidi (128, 128, 0) EARTHTONES boutique Muse (90, 161, 107) ETD: Elikapeka Tiramisu Designs ETD Isle (194, 192, 31) FNKY, FNKY Cake (128, 43, 24) LAST CALL Dazzle (128, 128, 0) Muse Fine Jewelry Linji (143, 152, 49) Paper Couture Barcola (80, 125, 26) Reel Expression Lalique (209, 115, 26) Relika, Eventide Far East (77, 185, 48)Savvy? Froth (103, 229, 23) Shiny Things Shiny Falls (163, 181, 37) Tete a Pied Nouveau (197, 149, 23)

 

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Salon Secrets: A Practical Guide to Modifying Prim Hair

Posted by Caliah Lyon on October 16, 2007

We’ve all been faced with the challenge of getting hair to fit just right on our avatars: perhaps the entire wig is a couple of sizes too big for your head, or a stray tendril’s sticking out just a little too much, or you’d like to add a few personal touches to the wig to suit your individual taste. Whatever the reason, it’s useful for hair enthusiasts to have the skills necessary to tweak prim hair, and you shouldn’t ever have to touch your head size sliders in order to fit the hair you bought!

Find a place where you can rez hundreds of prims without trouble, such as a sandbox. You may need to make several copies of the hair, especially if you’re a perfectionist, and backups are always helpful if you make mistakes. Find an uncluttered spot in which you can work in peace.

If you already know your building basics, read on. Otherwise, take a primer here.

Shrinking the Entire Hairstyle

Shrinking the Wig

1) Rez the hair. Shift+Drag and make a copy of it. This is in case the SL editor is being uncooperative and refuses to let you undo. If you have a mouse with variable sensitivity/dpi, set it at the most sensitive/lowest setting, select one of the corner resize handles, then shrink the copy, keeping an eye on the numbers in the Object tab of the editor. Usually, a reduction of 1-2 in size is sufficient to shrink the biggest wigs to fit your head. To see if the hair is small enough already, right-click on the wig, select More then click on Take a Copy. Wear the copy (it’ll save to your Objects directory). If it’s not yet small enough, junk that copy and keep on shrinking the wig gradually. Once you have the size you’re satisfied with, take a copy (getting a copy is better than using Take, as sometimes you’ll have difficulties with SL and using Take can result in your losing the object).

2) Sometimes, a wig has hairs that have one or more dimensions at 0.01 (the minimum), which means you can’t shrink it further until you root around for the rogue hair(s) and make them bigger. This is difficult on anything that is modifiable and absolutely needs to be fitted, as it can take you up to an hour just to find the parts at fault. I’ll take this opportunity to make a plea to hair designers never to incorporate hairs at 0.01 thinness – prim hair absolutely needs to be shrinkable. Skip this step if your wig can be shrunk.

If your prim hair does have a few strands this thin, and you can’t seem to find the culprits at first glance, you can attempt digging for them.

2a) Shift-drag another copy of your hair a good distance away from the original wig, and press ctrl+shift+l to unlink all the strands of the copy. This is your test copy.

Hunting Hair
Testing hair section by section to isolate small strands.

2b) Drag your cursor over a bunch of hair strands to select them (small sections are best), then drag them a short distance away from the rest of the hairs. Keep them selected, then try to shrink that bunch. If you can’t, then one of the hairs you need to resize is in there.

2c) Pick apart that section by individually selecting strands and checking if any of them are at 0.010-0.012 in any of their dimensions. When you’ve found one, take note of where that hair is in the original wig, find it, and add about 0.030 (click the up arrow a few times) to the dimension that’s at minimum.

Resizing Rogue Hair

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