Posts Tagged ‘perception’

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Peace on Earth

December 2, 2011

I’m not ready to accept the fact that it’s winter.  Nope.  December 2nd?  I don’t care.  I’m not ready for cold.  I’m not ready for Christmas shopping.  I’m not ready for holiday travel.  I’m not ready for staticy hair.  I’m not ready for Christmas music…  gawd…  Anyway, can you tell I’m not ready?  So today’s post is in a very special spring meadow, protesting the change of season.

But I SUPPOSE there are a few things I’m ready for, and one of them is the Peace On Earth 4 Hunt.  I got my Rockberry-lovin’ fingers on the POE4 hunt gift and it’s just gorgeous.  Lovely dark, yet casual, makeup for winter.  And freckles!  Yay!  (There’s a non-freckled option too, but I don’t know why you’d want it, lol.)

Credits:

Skin | Rockberry – Apple (Light, Freckles) POE4 Hunt Gift
Dress | Tiny Bird – Painted Flower Dress (Nude)
Hair | Elikatira – With (Black 04)
Eyes | Perception – Inverno (2-1)

Pose | (pda) – Pack One for Collabor88 (The Living World)

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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 – Denim (or Holy Crap, She’s Back)

July 4, 2011

 

 

I’m only a month behind on Luna’s Color Challenge!  I know, I know, it’s pathetic, but what can I say?  I’m back.  I’m going to be catching up on a handful of things in the coming days, so forgive me if I seem a little disjointed.  I have to get through the last few colors (jade, mahogany, mauve and electric blue) of the challenge, give credit to some great review copies I’ve gotten lately and make myself a new blog header, getting to the Hair Fair – among other things!

So I went simple for Denim.  Jeans.  And that’s it.  Sooo sexy.  I think my opinion of this look goes all the way back to Cindy Crawford or some supermodel in a black and white tv ad in the ’90s.  lol

And Dark Mouse.  What  a great jewelry set!  I’m wearing some the goodies Mouse sent out for June, so yeah, I’m late on that too, but better late than never, right??  The Waves and Sun set is great for all summer, so go out and get it!

Credits:

Jeans | fri.day – Designer Jean, Bootcut (Regular Wash)
Jewelry | Dark Mouse – Waves and Sun Bangles, Earrings and Necklace
Hair | Elikatira – Comfort (Black 04)
Skin | Lara Hurley – Aiko (Pale)
Eyes | Perception – Sud (1-2)
Lashes | Cheap Makeup – Vintage Lash 1
Prim Feet | SLink – Jolie Pied Barefeet (Flat)

Pose | Glitterati – Breast Cancer Awareness 2010 (BCA 10)

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Culture Shock – Je Suis

May 5, 2011

Just a quick, cropped snap to remind you about Culture Shock 2011.  It’s already a quarter over!  Oh noes!  Get there!

Credits:

Jewelry | Je Suis – Eternelle Earring and Necklace (Culture Shock)
Hair | fri.day –  Dylan (Emo Black)
Clothing | Elymode – Tuxedo Shirt (White), Tuxedo Vest (Black), Tuxedo Pants (Black/Red)
Shoes | SLink – Cassandra Heels (Black)
Skin | Glam Affair – Jadis (Natural 03a)
Eyes | Perception – Estate (8-1)

Chair and Pose | Glitterati – Model Chair (Chair 3)

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Culture Shock – RezIpsa Loc

May 2, 2011

More Culture Shock goodies!  RezIpsa Loc has come out with some edgy hairstyles for the event.  This a two-attachment point hair (which I love) with a tattoo layer braided/shaved base is called Francesca and her even edgier, shorter, younger sister is Mauri.  The frame prop is from Bent and is also available at Culture Shock in a pack with a handful of rezzable frames to add to the effect if desired.

Credits:

Hair | RezIpsa Loc – Francesca (11pm, Culture Shock)
Top | Ducknipple – Wubbo (Purple)
Jeans | Decoy – Layla 84 Jeans (Light Wash Ripped)
Skin | Mynerva – Kia (B Cup, Shade 3)
Eyes | Perception – Inverno (3-2)
Makeup | Cheap Makeup – Eye Slicks 8
Lashes | Cheap Makeup – Vintage Lash 1

Prop |  Bent! – Framed Pose Prop (Culture Shock)

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52 Weeks of Color – Periwinkle

April 28, 2011

Periwinkle was not an easy color.  I didn’t have anything in my inventory that suited the version of blue that I had in my head.  Then I would have loved to put something together that would be a fitting tribute to a poem written about me, but I couldn’t do that justice either.  So I went with simple instead.

And let’s not forget to mention Culture Shock.  The Exile hair I’m wearing is one of the exclusive items that Doctors Without Borders will receive proceeds from.  I picked up this sweet little sundress there too (but I’m honestly not sure if it’s new for the event or if you can pick it up at the store, sorry).

I’ve been feeling pretty faded lately, and I think Chloe’s looking a little sad and vulnerable in the pic, so I guess it is a bit of a tribute to the poem:
I always preferred
midnight to navy in a box of sixty-four.
She chose periwinkle, powder, cornflower,
her colors pale and fading.

Credits:

Dress | Grixdale – Sun of a Gun – Vintage Doll (Sparrow)
Hair | Exile – Penny (Twilight)
Skin | Mynerva – Kia B Cup (Shade 3)
Prim Feet | SLink – Jolie Barefeet (Medium Height)
Eyes | Perception – Estate (8-2)

Pose | xoxo Ania – Simple Stand (09)

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Blogger Subculture Challenge

April 22, 2011

So…  I finally got around to finishing the Subculture Challenge!  Sileny Noel put together a huge list of subculture groups from which she picked two subcultures for you based on the numbers you chose.  I ended up getting Geek and Psychedelic 60s.  I haven’t had a chance to get to the Geek yet, but I channeled my psychedelic (late) 60s self and put together a little something.  I imagine it’s not quite a classic psychedelic 60s example, but it’s MY example.

Nothing new for this post fashion-wise.  I’m wearing one of the many colors from my Reek fatpack of bikinis, a newer Mynerva skin, my beloved prim feet (though they gave me fits trying to color them for this), my pixie cut from Elikatira and the sweetest little open mouth from Tuli.

I did get a little “ambitious” and put together a little body paint for myself on a tattoo layer.  I also made this pose.  And while I really enjoy doing it, I am not a posemaker and I have such a difficult time with the body mechanics.  So anyway, I made it and I’m proud of myself.  So there.

Credits:

Bikini | Reek – Province Bikini (Floral Teal)
Hair | Elikatira – Early (Blonde 07)
Skin | Mynerva – Kia (Shade 3, A Cup)
Prim Feet | SLink – Jolie Barefoot (Mid Height)
Eyes | Perception – Inverno (2-3)
Mouth | Tuli – Parted Lips (6)
Body Paint | Mine (obviously!  lol)

Pose | Mine (Laugh In)