Archive for September, 2011

September 27, 2011

Invincible

Invincible

Invincible

Recommended listening: Two Steps From Hell – Invincible

Notes:

  • The spa at Insilico North is one of those rare places: a pale, clean(ish) sci-fi setting. Grunge is well and good, in its place, but sometimes I want something different.
  • The best cornrow-style braids in Second Life are made by Discord Designs. The owner, Kallisti Burns, was very helpful and pleasant when I asked about buying a specific colour. Highly recommended.

Credits
Skin: Glam Affair – Amelie (Contessa) (old The Dressing Room item)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Ghost eyes (old free gift)
Hair: Discord Designs – Aura (Pearl)
Eyeshadow: Candy Doll @ Kozmetika – Smokey Eyes dollarbie (discontinued)
Lipstick: PIDIDDLE – LipPastels (Cupcake Tin)
Catsuit: KARU KARU – Latex Suit Tanja (White)
Gloves: GRAVES – Jinx
Boots: Arbalest – Long Fall boots
Hands: Rublik – Legacy (women) (modified)
Eyepieces: Tokugawa Heavy Industries – Optical Shades
Poses: oOo Studio – Creature
Location: INSILICO NORTH

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September 12, 2011

Silicon Savage

Silicon Savage

Recommended listening: Cursor Miner – Silicon Savage (Warning: brutal electronica.)

Silicon Savage

Silicon Savage

Some outfit notes:

  • In an earlier post, I speculated about whether the made-for-men Fortress jacket by Defectiva would fit me. Disembodied Hand was kind enough to let me know that he’d seen female avatars make it work, so I bought it and am wearing it in the above pictures. The lower prim of the jacket is a bit tricky with wide hips, but otherwise it looks great.
  • Glam Affair has a new skin out: Gio. I was ready to resist (I have a small selection of skins to which I always return, and tend to only buy new skins if they’re in a sale) but the vibrant blue mask-like eyeshadow won me over. It’s really gorgeous. I just wish GA made cleavage dehancers!
  • The gloves that come with the Jinx outfit by GRAVES (there’s a white version too) are probably my favourites ever. Long and opera-length, with prim straps at the upper arm and along the glove, they’re incredibly versatile. I like the look of a long slim arm, entirely gloved.

I visited the very fun build at Xen for the last two photos – it’s made from lots of cubes, perfectly texture-baked and some of them glowing. For the first, I tried out shadows at Insilico again. Slightly trickier this time, as I was inside the (truly fantastic) power plant, but I lowered my draw distance and managed to get some light coming in from one side.

Credits
Skin: Glam Affair – Gio Light 08
Hair: Fashionably Dead – Shove It – Grayscale 1 (tinted)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Jewel Eyes (Lasercut) in blue
Jacket: Defectiva – Fortress Jacket – Snow
Underneath jacket: Defectiva – Original Sin – Pride
Trousers: Peqe – Kate Leather High Tights
Gloves: GRAVES – Jinx
Boots: Kojima Industries – K-103 Hardsuit Stealth

Locations: INSILICO & Xen

Poses: oOo studio – angles freebie / Glitterati – Model pack 10 – 100 / Exposeur – Top Model All-Stars: Intros – Camille

September 11, 2011

Servomechanised Medusa

Servomechanised Medusa

After the paleness of recent posts, it’s time for something robust and menacing. I visited Insilico and did some exploring before I settled on the Medlab as the place to take my pictures. N.B. – Insilico is sky-domed, the bane of the shadow-lover, but if you lower your draw distance the dome is usually far enough away that it isn’t rendered, and you can enjoy shadows to your heart’s content.

Servomechanised Medusa

I’m getting to the point where copy and mod privileges are mandatory with me in SL, unless the item is very specific, or it’s mesh. Here’s why:

  • I love to go in and chop outfits to pieces, and that’s what I did with Bare Rose’s Hebitsukai Lady (original picture here). It had a lot of snakes and a flexi-cloak and flexi-skirt. I don’t like flexi-cloaks, so I deleted it and all the snakes, and resized the shoulder pads to be a little less overwhelming. (I know, they whelm you enough as they are, don’t they?) Bare Rose tends to almost always be mod/trans, so you do have to be careful when editing.
  • The other thing I like to do is tint hair. I usually start with white, but if no white is available then pale blonde sometimes works. Here, I had a slight problem: the Baiastice hair is an attachment for use with a hairbase, but there was no orange hairbase in their pack, and their hairbases are no mod. Solution? The free Exile hairbase pack, where the hairbases are mod, so I simply edited the tattoo layer and tinted it the same orange as I’d used for the hair. Pretty good, I think.
  • It’s worth nothing that two of the designers I’m wearing, Tokugawa and Kojima Industries, are a dream come true, because everything they make is copy/mod. ♥

Credits
Skin: Glam Affair – Amelie (Contessa) (old The Dressing Room item)
Hair: Baiastice – Meda hair attachment – white (tinted orange)
Hairbase: Exile – Basic Hairbase: Arctic (tinted orange)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Tequila Sunrise 1 (old Grunge Soul item)
Eyeshadow: Cheap Makeup – Le Tigre 12 (from gatcha machine)
Outfit: Bare Rose – Hebitsukai Lady (heavily modified)
Eyepieces: Tokugawa Heavy Industries – Optical Shades
Arms & Legs: Kojima Industries – K-103 Hardsuit Stealth
Poses: Del May – Envious / Philosopher male

Location: INSILICO

September 6, 2011

The spell you cast

I’m really excited about mesh in Second Life. Perfectly-fitting thigh-high boots and beautiful, organic structures are now possible. Here are two examples by SLink and Urbanized. (Please note that the desk is both very cheap and a limited edition, so snag it while you can!)

The spell you cast

The spell you cast

The spell you cast

Credits
Skin: Glam Affair – Amelie (Contessa) (old The Dressing Room item)
Hair: Lelutka – Pinned in Opal (Hair Fair ’11 gift, barrette tinted)
Eyes: negaposi – Glass eyes (Rust)
Lipstick: KOSH – Glossy Lips (natural)
Jumpsuit: Hucci – Cordial jumpsuit (frost)
Boots: SLink – Tall Leather Thigh boots (white) [MESH]

Desk with poses: UrbanizeD – Vogue Me desk [MESH]