{ Somewhere Beyond the Sea } NEWness at TLC!

“Somewhere beyond the sea
Somewhere waiting for me
My lover stands on golden sands
And watches the ships that go sailin’
Somewhere beyond the sea
She’s there watching for me
If I could fly like birds on high
Then straight to her arms
I’d go sailing…”BytheSea_FINAL

STYLE CREDITS

On Me

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin – Alice “Lovely Day” (America 03 B) – Glam Affair **NEW** @C88

Hair – Gardner – *~*Damselfly*~* **NEW** @TLC

Outfit – Riviera Swimsuit (red) – [Haste] **NEW** @TLC

Shoes – Boho Sandals (white) – Glam Affair **NEW**

Jewelry – Wanderlust Charm Bracelet (Tropics) – Cae’s **NEW** @TLC

Accessory – BAIA sunglasses (yellow) – Tabloid

Scene

Build – Torquay Waterfront Beach House – {What Next}

Banana Plant – Apple Fall

Bon Voyage Refurbished Dresser, Travel books, plate of muffins, lifesaver & round rug – [ht:home] **NEW** @TLC

Armillary (Garden) – [PM]Pixel Mode **NEW** @TLC

Transient Luggage – Frogstar **NEW** @TLC

Bon Voyage Suitcase Prop – Sari-Sari **NEW** @TLC

My Camera – {What Next} **NEW** @TLC

Bon Voyage Patio Table & Chairs Set – [Tia] **NEW** @TLC

Pose – Road Less Travelled #4 (w/out prop) – Elephante Poses **NEW** @TLC

{ Love is in the Air } NEW Skins from Glam Affair & Belleza

There’s just one day left to get on over to the “Love is in the Air” Fair put on by GizzA and take advantage of some lovely Valentine’s inspired shopping!

Belleza is offering a sweet limited edition of it’s previously released Mae skin called “Desire”.  With 6 different makeups in 3 skin tones and 4 brow options.

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Glam Affair has a pretty polar skin tone version of it’s new Sophie skin available as well.  With 8 different makeup options and 8 brow options.

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STYLE CREDITS

Picture #1

Skin – Mae’s Desire (Med) – Belleza **NEW** @”Love is in the Air” Fair

Hair – Sally (browns) – TRUTH **NEW**

Eyes – Lillian Eyes (winter) – Buzzeri

Ears – HUTUU – MANDALA

Jewelry – Corazon Set – Cae’s **NEW** @FaMESHed

Picture #2

Skin – Sophie Love in the Air (Polar G) – Glam Affair **NEW** @”Love is in the Air” Fair

Hair – Crystal (ombres) – Little Bones **NEW** @FaMESHed

Eyes – Lillian Eyes (winter) – Buzzeri

Ears – HUTUU – MANDALA

Accessory – Peony Double (pink, peach, mix & plum) – LODE (Gacha) **NEW** @TC4

{ It’s Showtime! } NEW from oOo Studio for Burlesque!

The Burlesque Event has just opened as of February 1st and if you love anything with cabaret vintage styling, you won’t want to miss this!  This event runs thru the 15th, so you have 2 full weeks to go check it out.

I am featuring some fantastic new poses (and prop) from oOo Studio.  Ola collaborated with Emery Milneaux from Commoner to give you “Follies”, a photobooth prop full of 11 sexy poses perfect for your pinup pics! Follies_FINAL

Ola has also released “Adelaide”, a new set of 7 singles poses, a variety of sits and standing poses that you can play around with and put on your own little show!

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STYLE CREDITS

Photo #1

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin – Amberly II (America 07C) – Glam Affair **NEW**

Makeup – Couture Eyeliner no.01 – Glam Affair

Hair – Amy (redheads) – Tableau Vivant **NEW**

Eyes – Lillian Eyes (hazel) – Buzzeri

Outfit – Isabella Corset – Eudora 3D **NEW**

Jewelry – Diamond Chandelier Earrings, Gold Bead Choker, Gold & Black Pearl Necklace – Yummy **NEW**

Accessory – AYLA Hair Jewel (onix) – Donna Flora **modified color

Accessory – Diamonds Pasties (Deluxe) – Mad’

Pose / Prop – “Follies” – oOo Studio **NEW** @Burlesque

Photo #2

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin – Amberly (America 11D) – Glam Affair

Hair – Veronica (black coffee) – Wasabi Pills

Eyes – Lillian Eyes (winter) – Buzzeri

Outfit – Chancla Lingerie Appliers – Zaara **NEW**

Jewelry – Mezzaluna Necklace – Cae’s **NEW**

Accessory – Faux Fur Stole (black) – Foxes **NEW**

Accessory – Cigarette & holder – [ kunst ] **NEW**

Accessory – Fascinator Black Veil (Dolly Collection) – MoDANNA

Shoes – Anastasia (Lacquer Red) – JustDesign **NEW**

Baby Grand Piano – LISP

Pose – “Adelaide” – oOo Studio **NEW** @Burlesque

{ Waiting for Mrs. Smith }

Warning: Blathering unrelated to fashion ahead…

Ever have one of those photos that pains you.. like really PAINS you?? I admit to spending far more time than I should’ve on this particular photo but I think anyone out there who takes photos can relate to this.  When you go into a project that you know should be so simple.  You have the idea already there in your head.  You can see it clearly.  You have a plan, you just need to bring it together.  And that’s when things beyond your control come into play and suddenly, what should’ve been easy peasy lemon squeezee (yes i did just say that) is now making you want to punch your computer.  This is by no means the most elaborate photo I’ve ever done.  It’s pretty straightforward just by looking at it.  I am just one of those lucky individuals who is blessed with an annoying attention to detail (i.e. OCD).  At some point though, you have to give a bit and realize the idea in your mind is just not realistically going to happen so you make do.  In the wee hours of the morning and just on the verge of giving up I snapped a shot that I said “well, that’s not too bad” and from there to here… A photo was born.  This is the story of my labor pains.  All you mothers who’ve birthed a photo nod and give me an “mhmmm”.

P.S. I’ve never actually seen the movie “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” but GizzA‘s new Dark Glamour Gown had me feeling the need to get a pistol in a garter for my naked thigh and it immediately made me think of the movie poster and Angelina Jolie elegantly dressed with attitude. Hope you enjoyed my interpretation. Now if you’ll excuse me, Brad is calling for me.

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STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Body – Venus – Belleza

Skin – Eva (Med 2 R) – Belleza **NEW** @Uber

Hair – London – Exile

Eyes – Bewitched Eyes (winter) – Buzzeri

Nail Appliers – Icicles – the {Wicked Peach} **NEW** @Winter Trend Fair

Dress – Dark Glamour – GizzA **NEW**

Jewelry – Florence Necklace & Earrings – Cae’s

Accessory – Clutch Bag (part of Dark Glamour Outfit) – GizzA **NEW**

Accessory – Bittersweet (white) Hat – LODE

Accessory – “Little Secret” Pistol Garter – DeSSion

Pose – High #7 – oOo Studio **NEW – COMING SOON** 12/19

{ Snowbunny Style } from Events all around the Grid!

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Hi guys and girlies! Exposeur put out this super cute photo prop box full of snowflakes and baubles on Cyber Monday and I grabbed it up quick knowing I would put it to use for some fun wintery shots.  And since The Liaison Collaborative‘s “Winter Harvest” round is wrapping up in just 6 more days to get ready for a new theme starting December 15th, I have added the lit trees from Pixel Mode.  I’m also featuring the snowflake sweater by Coquet, casual and comfy along with the {Wicked Peach}‘s rosy cheeks.  All available at TLC until December 14th.  Coldlogic just released a bunch of new seasonal clothing the past few weeks, lots of coats and leggings… like the ones I’m wearing.  And there are many other events around the grid right now featuring stylin’ snow lover winterwear.. The Arcade Gacha event that opened Dec 1st runs for the whole month and has lots of frosty finds like ATOMIC‘s adorable bunny scarf and mittens.  And FaMESHed that just opened on the 1st as well is where i snagged the sweet knit hat w/hair by Tableau Vivant and this lovely snowflake necklace by Cae’s.  N21 is in full swing and had the perfect silvery boots by REIGN to complete my style.  All this wouldn’t be complete without the cool “Lola” skin by Belleza out now for the “Winter Trend” Fair.

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If you’re looking to bundle up and brave the virtual snow.. Second Life definitely is in no shortage of Winter friendly events for your shopping needs!   And if you are in a mood to go check out some awesome sims/homes that have been done up and decorated for the holidays – make sure to stop in at the locations on this year’s “Tour of Lights” open December 18-21.

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If you are interested in registering your own home for this event and opening it up to the community of Second Life check out the official page here. There is still time!  Happy December everyone!

~by Trinetty Skytower~

STYLE CREDITS

Skin – Lola (Med 1 Bl) – Belleza **NEW** @Winter Trend Fair

Makeup – Beauty Marks 1 & 3 – Belleza

Makeup – Rosy (cheeks) – The {Wicked Peach} **NEW** @TLC

Hair (w/hat) – Neve – Tableau Vivant **NEW** @FaMESHed

Eyes – Bewitched Eyes (winter) – Buzzeri

Top – Laila Sweater (Plaid) – Coquet **NEW** @TLC

Bottoms – Childs Skirt (white) & Greer leggings (blue) – ColdLogic **NEW**

Shoes – Quinn boots (silver) – REIGN **NEW** @N21

Jewelry – Frostine Necklace – Cae’s **NEW** @FaMESHed

Accessory – Critter Comfort Gray Bunny Scarf & Mittes – ATOMIC **NEW** @Arcade Gacha

SCENE & POSES

Frosty Snowflakes Pose Prop – Exposeur **NEW** (Cyber Monday Special)

Lighted Trees – Pixel Mode **NEW** @TLC

Comfy #3 & #5 – Everglow **NEW** @TLC

{ Goodbye, in the streets of Mexico } NEW from FaMESHed and Collabor88

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It’s enough, that I know
Our time had a home
In your heart was a place
But the glass always breaks
From the start we were brave
Yet it all seemed amazing

Now I
I wanna know
What it took to leave me
Now I
I wanna know
How would you fall
How would you

Goodbye and it starts to snow
In the streets of Mexico
Goodbye, I am left alone
In the streets of Mexico

Even now as I lay
There’s a space you used to take
If I’d have known
What we made
Would be gone like yesterday
I’d have loved
You with grace
I’d have fought the darkness away
All your lies
Showed my way
Now I’m lost between the faces

Goodbye and it starts to snow
In the streets of Mexico
Goodbye, I am left alone
In the streets of Mexico

Goodbye, goodbye
In the streets of Mexico

 

CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Essential Saga (Tone 1.5) – LAQ **NEW**

Hair – Cry Baby (Butterscotch)– !lamb. **NEW** @C88

Eyes – Ascension Eyes (Hazel) – IKON

Rigged MESH Hands & Flat Feet – Slink

OUTFIT

Top – Cross My Heart (orange) – Coquet. **NEW** @FaMESHed

Bottoms – Peddlers (faded denim) – Coquet. **NEW** @FaMESHed

Jewelry – Arabesque Necklace / Earrings – Cae’s **NEW** @FaMESHed

Shoes – Crystal Dewdrop Sandals – Maxi Gossamer**NEW** @C88

Accessory – Lemonade – [ keke ] **NEW** @TLC

POSES / SCENE

Poses – Innocent #4 – oOo Studio

Location – Baja Norte

{ Celestial Being } Introducing “Nina” for Belleza!

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I’m so excited to introduce to you a gorgeous new skin coming next week to Belleza… “Nina”.  I’ve always been extremely fond of Belleza’s skins and Nina is definitely my new favorite.  The skin comes in seven skin tones such as  Fair, Pale, Medium, Sunkissed, Tan, Deep Tan and Mocha with 12 different makeup options and 5 different brow color options (as well as a no brow option).  There is also a bonus pack of separate lipstick tattoo layers in both gloss and matte sheens if you purchase the fatpack or by the line. And to help you customize your look further the skin includes two freckle options for the face as well as cleavage layers.

Nina is truly versatile and beautiful.

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The other lovely items I’m wearing in the above pictures are listed below:

CREDITS

BODY

Eyes – Vanity Eyes (Denim) – IKON

Pic #1 Hair – Dream of Paradise (Frost) MESH – Exile **NEW**

(Pic #2 & #3 Hair – Hollywood Nights (Naturals & Extremes) MESH – Exile **NEW**)

Ears – Sprite Ears MESH – *~*Illusions*~*

Lashes – Fantasia MESH Lashes – Gaeline

Rigged MESH Hands & Feet – Slink

OUTFIT

Dress – Shannon Dress (antique) MESH – Baiastice **NEW** @FaMESHed

Jewelry – Guinevere Necklace MESH – Cae’s

Accessory – Princess Tiara (Gold) MESH – Glam Affair **NEW** @FaMESHed

POSE

Di’s Opera – Feminine Line 1-9

{ Clarity }

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High dive into frozen waves where the past comes back to life
Fight fear for the selfish pain, it was worth it every time
Hold still right before we crash ’cause we both know how this ends
A clock ticks ’til it breaks your glass and I drown in you again

‘Cause you are the piece of me I wish I didn’t need
Chasing relentlessly, still fight and I don’t know why

If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy?
If our love’s insanity, why are you my clarity?

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I am featuring a mix of items from a number of events going on in SL right now.  My beautiful Leila skin from Belleza is still available at The Arcade til the end of the month.  And if you haven’t had a chance to check out The Seasons Story yet, definitely go have a look!  I was so very impressed with all the fabulous creations on sale there.  You’re sure to see much more from there in my future posts.  Lastly, the latest round at The Boutique just opened a few days ago with lots of New York 5th Avenue styled fashions.  My favorite buys were definitely these lacey booties for my Slink feet and my new IKON Perspective eyes in “Clarity” – the inspiration for my post in both color and name.

Happy Shopping!

CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Leila Arcade #15 –  Belleza **NEW** @The Arcade

Eyes – Perspective Eyes (Clarity) – IKON **NEW** @The Boutique

Hair – Keira (darks) MESH – tulip. **NEW** @The Seasons Story

Lashes – Fantasia MESH Lashes – Gaeline

Rigged MESH Hands & Feet – Slink

OUTFIT

Outfit – Turtleneck Tunic (black) MESH – .:ryvolter:. **NEW** @The Seasons Story

Bracelet – Murano MESH – Cae’s **NEW** @The Boutique

Shoes – Alicia Lace Booties** (black) MESH – lassitude & ennui **NEW** @The Boutique

**for Slink MESH Feet

Hair Accessory – By Any Other Name (black) MESH – BOOM **NEW** @The Seasons Story

POSES

Expose Line 2-9 – Di’s Opera Poses (used in close up)

Avantgarde Line 2-10 – Di’s Opera Poses (full body)

{ A Delicate Flower } Windlight Challenge

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Well it seems as though I’m going to attempt to kill many birds with one stone here.  (Sorry little birdies!)  I decided to use these photo(s) as a good example for Strawberry Singh’s Windlight Challenge.  Though it may not be thee most creative of all windlights I use.   I’ll explain why more later and maybe it still is of help to ‘someone’ out there.  I’m also showcasing some items from The ARCADE, FaMESHed, and the upcoming Fifty Linden Fridays.  I’m a busy girl.. gotta keep it movin.

So without further ado… here’s the Q&A:

  1. Do you use windlight while taking pictures? If not, why not? Yes!  I definitely do.  I honestly would be lost without them.  And have been.  On occasion when updating my viewer didn’t take care to save my created Windlights and lost them when doing a clean install.  I might’ve cried that day.  So now I’m very careful as I rely on them for all my photos.  I will share that my discovery of Windlight settings and subsequent falling in love was after coming across Elysium Eilde’s photography.  Her vibrant and rich colors to her photos inspired me to get creative with my own.
  2. When taking a closeup snapshot for a profile picture, which windlight preset do you use most often? I don’t really have a designated go-to windlight that i use for profile pictures.  Most of the time, even when doing closeups in world, I will use whatever setting I’m using for a full body photo and just take care to adjust the time of day and sun angle to not cast too many shadows on the face that wash out the skin.  If I’m shooting a photo in my makeshift studio then I select one of my pre-made Studio WLs that are probably tweaked from some of the default ones that came with the Firestorm viewer.  (I’ve included some of those below).
  3. Which windlight presets do you use for full body portraits? Again, I really do customize most every single one.  It completely depends on the mood of the photo and the colors in the elements of the photo.  Sometimes I really like to play up the sky coloring and make it something unusual and unexpected.  Some examples of that are HERE and HERE and um… HERE too. 🙂
  4. If you do landscape photography, which windlights do you use for that most often? I rarely do landscape photography, but as I mentioned before, playing with the coloring of the sky can really create a dramatic backdrop for any photo.  If possible I love to use sunset, or sunrise windlights to set a mood when doing landscape pictures.  I will agree Annan Adored’s windlight settings are very dramatic.  And as Berry mentioned, sometimes just using the default sim windlight is enough.  Usually the person that created the environment, chooses a windlight to set the tone for the sim and enjoying it in its original state is great.
  5. Do you have any tricks or tips that you could share for using Windlight effectively? My tip is play with all the buttons.  Definitely the sun/moon position and angle and for me the sun brightness and ambient lighting are the most commonly modified.  Although lately, I have been working on playing with the density and haze horizon settings more to give that far off faded look to things in the distance.  I’ve also found that making sure to lock the clouds helps avoid certain graphics glitches when shooting photos with shadows and ambient occlusion on.  You can also adjust the color of the clouds and really give your photos a very different two-toned look in the sky.  And lastly, don’t just play with the sky settings…. if you’re shooting over where there is water, don’t forget to take that into consideration as well.  Like my above photo, having reflection in the water adds a lot of realism to photography in Second Life.
  6. Have you created any windlights that you would be willing to share with us? I do.  And I’ve uploaded several of them HERE for you to try out, including the “Midday Hazy Blue” sky and “Glassy with Waves” water settings I used for the photos in this post.  Please keep in mind though that this picture was post-processed and I did add a lot of contrast and brightness as well as de-saturated it some to get the final look.

I hope that I was able to give a little more insight into how I achieve the look in some of my photos, and hopefully that is useful to some of you as you experiment.  I am so very glad to have access to so many wonderful windlights built into the Firestorm viewer that they really do give a great base to start from and to the many other photographers who have so graciously shared their custom settings for us to try too. 😀

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CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Candy Skin (America 03) –  Glam Affair **NEW** @The Arcade

Eyes – Vanity Eyes (Denim) – IKON

Hair – Giz (Rare Type B – Citrine) MESH – D!va **NEW** @The Arcade

Lashes – Fantasia MESH Lashes – Gaeline

Rigged MESH Hands – Slink

OUTFIT

Dress – Lili Blouse/Skirt (HUD texture change) MESH – Mutresse **NEW**

Jewelry – Charmed Necklace (silver) MESH – Cae’s **NEW** @FaMESHed

Shoes – Lolita Espadrilles (Linen) MESH – Gos Boutique

PROPS / SET / POSES

Wood Fence MESH – Five Minutes After

Grass,Wildflowers & Chair – [We’re CLOSED]

Flowering Grass & Birds – Happy Mood

“Saffron” Singles Poses – oOo Studio **NEW** for FLF (Fifty Linden Fridays)