Posts Tagged ‘juxtapose’

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52 Weeks of Color, Part Deux – Royal Purple

April 6, 2012

Take a jab at my pic for not being royal enough or purple enough and I’ll take a jab at you.  Yeah.  Grrr and stuff.

Credits:

Dress | Ducknipple – Butter (Purple)
Hair | [e] Elikatira – Other (Black 04)
Skin | Atomic – Grace (Buff, Electric for TDRB)
Makeup | Elymode – Solstice Eye Shadows (Frost Purple)
Eyes | Vision – Eyes by A:S:S – Herbalist Eyes (Ocimum)
Lashes | Miamai – Catwalk Lashes (Star)

Pose | Juxtapose – Say It Right 1

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52 Weeks of Color, Part Deux – Tea Green

April 4, 2012

Yeah, it’s a quickie, but…  it’s Tea Green!  Only a few days late!  I’m almost caught up!

Credits:

Dress | Tulip.Forever – Green Tea
Hair | Clawtooth – La La La (Softest Black)
Prim Feet | SLink – Jolie Pied Barefeet (Low)
Bracelet | Dark Mouse – Old Bangles (Exclusive VIP Gift)
Skin | Imabee – Florentien (Preview Skin)
Makeup | R.icielli – Glamourize Makeup (Green Eyes + Lipstick 02, Easter Hunt Gift)
Eyes | Vision – Eyes by A:S:S – Herbalist Eyes (Ocimum)

Pose | Juxtapose – Say It Right 2

Prop | Mudhoney – Flats On the Floor

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Comfortable in Your Own Skin

December 16, 2011

So there’s been quite a buzz today about Anya Ohmai’s exclusive Collabor88 fox scarf.  Personally, I think it’s adorable and I snatched it up the moment I saw it, but it turns out there are some people out there in the metaverse who feel that this sort of item, bought and sold in Second Life, promotes animal cruelty (and somehow racism) in our real lives.  Generally speaking, SL drama doesn’t touch me, aside from the chuckles I get when reading my Plurk timeline.  But this topic struck me… differently today.  (Don’t get me wrong, I think this is the most ridiculous thing to be upset about and I’m rolling my eyes pretty hard at the people complaining about it, but it did get me thinking.)

How far will I take my RL views into SL?  I’ve evolved to a place in my second life that Chloe is pretty much me.  Chloe dresses like me, she’s as antisocial as I am, her wit is dry enough that most people don’t get her quiet jokes, she remains aloof and scoffs at the masses, but secretly envies those who seem to have a network of friends around them.  My RL info in my SL profile states: To say that RL and SL don’t mix is a preposterous idea.  My thoughts and my feelings are all real behind the pixels.  I care about the people in my SL and yeah, of course they affect my RL mood and thoughts.  But where does one cross that line?  You’re an animal activist in RL, so you won’t wear, and protest against, a digital fox scarf?  If you’re that dedicated, then I either admire your passion or am saddened by your ignorance.  I know, I know, harsh right?  But I’m comfortable saying that.  To you, to the interwebz, to anyone.  Because that’s part of who I am in RL and SL.  I try to remember my mantra of “Honest but Gentle,” but it often gets pushed aside by my smart mouth and condescending tone.  Anyway, I guess what I’m getting at is that I’m comfortable in my own skin and will be true to myself in pixels or in the flesh, but I know where the line exists between fantasy and reality.

So for tonight, I’ll pay homage to the poor, sweet arctic fox and his sacrifice for fashion.  Comfortable as it is, I’m giving up my skin for him.

Credits:

Skin | Nomine – Raw Skin
Stole | Ohmai for Collabor88 – A Lil’ Foxy (Arctic Fox)
Hair | Elikatira – Rhythm (Black 04)
Eyes | Vision – Eyes by A:S:S – Heterochromia Eyes (Blue)

Pose | Juxtapose – Brrrr… 5

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Fleur du Wicked

October 20, 2011

So, it just so happens that people miss my blog.  Or so I’m told.  And since someone I care about suggested that I get back at it…  Here I am.  I am horrified to realize that Luna’s 52 Weeks of Color challenge is in week fifty while I’m stuck back in week… pfft…  who knows.  I am embarrassed to have been missing hunts and challenges and generous designers as I lost myself in a bit of a stabbity place.  So in the spirit of stabbitiness (unsure) I put together a wicked, angry, fierce little Halloween-esque look that got its inspiration from a fantastic set of eyes by Aymeric Pelazzi of Fleur Du Mâle. Aymeric has a whole line of Alive eyes, which he brings to life by adding prim lights to system eyes.  I popped in the poison colored Drake eyes and totally fell in love with their demonic, inhuman quality and the amazing vivid coloring. I am now in need of some FDM human eyes to wear on a regular basis!

I pulled out some other well loved items from my inventory:  Vita’s Irena hair…  lovelovelove.  SO much fun to photograph.  Ely’s witchy tattoo tint is perfectly done, delivering pretty-ugly flawlessly.  My Gos Curvaceous boots, which are still oh so lick-worthy.  The Memory Wire necklace from the Platinum Hunt (2010!) finally gets to come out and play for a post.  Jux makes sure my body language (please picture Ursula’s hip shake in the Little Mermaid here) says just as much as the rest of me.  And a new love, my Rue horns, get to make an appearance too.

And a close up of the FDM Alive Drake eyes in Succubus.

Credits:

Hair | Vita’s Boudoir – Irena (Black, Tentacles)
Eyes | Fleur Du Mâle – Alive Drake (Medium, Dark Poison)
Skin Tattoo | Elymode – Tinted Body Tattoo (Witchy Dark)
Horns | Rue – Horn’d/Chirugeon (Wrought Iron- Ribbed)
Top | Vero Modero – Black Bat Corsette
Pants | Deviant Designs – Killer Pants (Black)
Boots | Gos – Curvaceous (Black)
Necklace | Acid & Mala – Messed Memory Wire Necklace (The Platinum Hunt 2010)
Skin | YS & YS – Susan (Skin Fair Gift 2011)
Makeup | Glamorize – Poetic (Eyes and Lips)
Lashes | Cheap Makeup – Vintage Lash 1

Pose | Juxtapose – Heads Will Roll 5

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Friends Don’t Let Friends Take Bad Snapshots

August 31, 2011

Hey there, friends and neighbors!  I’m back yet again with yet another post that is not related to the 52 Weeks of Color Challenge.  (doh)

I highly doubt I have readers that she doesn’t but, just in case…  I was inspired by some posts from Cajsa Lilliehook of It’s Only Fashion and put together a little LOTD plus a PSA.  lol  Sorta.  There are sooo many SL fashion blogs these days and while some of them are fabulous (StrawberrySingh.com), others are a little lacking.  Now, we all started somewhere (go check out the beginning of my Flickr- scary)and there are a lot of folks out there taking snaps just for fun, so this isn’t a criticism.  It’s a shared moment of learning between all of us.  We can all benefit from listening to other folks.  So I listened.  And since imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, here I am doing a snapshot post.  And since laziness is the most prevalent of all my flaws, why should I ramble on and on about something that Cajsa has done so perfectly?!

I picked and chose some of the tips she mentions in her triptych of posts: The All-In-One Set Up Tip Sheet (I didn’t know about checking the SSAO and Shadow Smoothing setting), Lighting, Shadows and Projectors, Oh My! (I’ve never tried using a projector before) and Where Did They Hide My Windlight? (I’ve always been too lazy to fiddle with the sliders, maybe I’ll try it now) and put together a kind of before and after or what-not-to-do type thingum for you.

For my ‘before’ snapshot, I’ve lowered a couple of important hardware settings (anistropic filtering and anti-aliasing) and set my WL settings on something horrible and hope that it conveys the sense of unfinishedness(?? wtf, lol) due to the lighting and the jagged edges that I was going for.  Oh!  And crazyeye!  Take Cajsa’s advice and get a focuser thingy or read up on how to focus on a prim.  And then in the ‘after’ pic, I hope you’re all overwhelmed by the beauty and skill involved in taking such a fantabulous snapshot (you have to picture me saying all of that with ridiculous, wide, sweeping dance-like gestures).  Okay, so maybe that’s a stretch, but I do hope you can see how fiddling with some settings can really improve your inworld snapshots.

OH!  TODAY IS THE LAST DAY OF THE GRIXDALE SALE!  Make sure you get over there and tell Tyr how much she’ll be missed!

Credits:

Tank | Jane – Intrinsic Tank (Honey)
Beads | Grixdale – Deco Layered Necklace Top
Jeans | fri.day – Designer Jeans (Regular Wash)
Hair | Elikatira – Early (Black 04)
Skin | Grixdale – Ren (Honey Tone, Sparrow Makeup)
Makeup | Cheap Makeup – Vintage Lash 1
Eyes | Perception (Sud1-2)

Pose | Juxtapose – Heads Will Roll 1

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52 Weeks of Color – Tangerine

May 12, 2011

I’m really late for tangerine.  I’m almost late for olive.  I’ve been having a helluva time with the technology surrounding SL and taking photos inworld.  So, again, I’m giving y’all a less-than-spectacular pic, but damnit, it’s got shadows.  LOL

I pulled out an old favorite in a bold color for my tangerine and paired it with some cute shorts I got at the Gacha Festival.  And this messy pony from fri.day…  I don’t know when it originally came out, but I haven’t stopped wearing it since I picked it up the other day.

Credits:

Sweater | fri.day – Long Cardi (Tangerine)
Shorts | Cool Beans – Chatty Kathy Shorts (Khaki 1, Gatcha Prize)
Shoes | SLink – Tiger Heels (Beige)
Hair | fri.day – Tatum 2 (Emo Black)
Necklace | Miel – Echo Necklace
Skin | Glam Affair – Jadis (Natural 05(n))
Makeup | Cheap Makeup – Vintage Lash 1

Pose | Juxtapose – Elle 2