Thursday 31 December 2015

Mistress of Ice

Masoom's Mistress of Ice outfit is 100 % original Fitted mesh designed for Maitreya Lara and Slink Physique body. It is materials enabled and is available exclusive at the Winter gacha Festival till 31st December. 

Style Card
Masoom ¬ Mistress of Ice for Maitreya 
[comes with the gloves, cape and boots] 

[elikatira] ¬ Dylan

7 Deadly s{K}ins ¬ Danica caramel V1 @ Rock Factory

Skin Appliers
7 Deadly s{K}ins ¬ Maitreya applier [Caramel]


Wednesday 30 December 2015

The Road Ahead

"Supporting Brandy Maltas (Kalli Birman in Second Life) as she battles metastatic uterine cancer that has spread to her liver. Shopping & live music with all proceeds to help Brandy & her children. She has helped so many of us over the years, now it’s our turn to help her!"

In support of this charitable event, AZUL has offered 100% of the proceeds for the sale of this LIMITED EDITION Electra MeshDress. The layers of chiffon skirt flow with the wind as you walk creating an illusion of elegance. A perfect gown for the New Year Countdown.

Style Card 
AZUL ¬ Electra MeshDress S/Amethyst+Onyx LIMITED EDITION 

Pepe Hair ¬ Feline - Fitted Mesh

7 Deadly s{K}ins ¬ Ashley v1 pineapple @ Lubbly Jubblies

Skin Appliers
7 Deadly s{K}ins ¬ Maitreya applier [Pineapple]

L&B  ¬ Modern Open Black Tux Jacket Combo and Pants 

Exile ¬ AJ:Autumn

Picture Taken at Garden of GreenBurg

For more info about the charity event

Sunday 27 December 2015

Photography tips #1 - Rule of thirds

By Scott Nobody

Second Life photography is so much fun, and lots of people do it. Here is a way of taking real life photography tips and bringing it into Second Life.

One of the most simple ways of improving your images is to use the "rule of thirds". When you shoot a picture in SL, typically the object ends up dead center of the shot if you don't move your camera. That is not necessarily the best spot for an interesting image. Watch any movie, magazine, billboard, even the news on TV. Pretty much everywhere, this rule is applied in some form or another.

The rule of third grid looks like this:

When you're framing your shot, imagine four lines that is about 1/3 of the entire length or height in from either edge. Where those lines intersect, you have a focal point (red circle). A point where the eye almost automatically goes to right away when we look at an image. You can use this to your advantage and position your object, in one of those intersections. It can be in anyone of the four intersections, just pick one that looks good to you. 

Fun fact: Most people will look at the top left intersection first, then the bottom left, then the top right and so on. You will quickly find out using this method, your images will look more pleasing to the eye.

The lines are also very helpful. In landscape shots for example, you want to the horizon line to run along one of the two horizontal lines in the grid - a third from either the top or the bottom.
The vertical lines can be used to line up a tall structure or a person in just the right spot.

Not the optimal position of the subject, even though the horizon is located along the right line.
If you know you are going to be editing the image in Photoshop or Gimp later, try to make sure to leave extra room for a crop if that's is your intentions. With the crop tool in Photoshop or Gimp you can easy put the object in the desired spot, however, having not done that at the time of shooting, you will now have eliminated a lot of good pixels. Something to think about :)

Last but not least,  - this is a more a guide than a rule. - Rules are there to be broken, and very often you will get an interesting result by doing just that. An example on that could be a shot where the back ground is 100% symmetric or perhaps there is a perfect reflection. But more often than not, using this guide, or rule, will give you a better image, and should result in more favs on Flickr.

Bonus tip: Both Gimp and Photoshop has the rule of third as a guide preset already built in. Here's how you turn them on when you're using the crop tool.

Select the crop tool, (C) - in the tool bar, click the mesh looking icon, and select the Rule of Third grid. Now drag from corner to corner to select the entire image. As soon as you let go of your mouse the grid will pop up and you can now adjust the handles on each side of the cropping window to place the image the way you like it.

Click the pen cutter like tool....?! (Shift+C) to select the crop tool. In the drop down list, chose Rule of Thirds guides. Now drag over the entire image and your grid will be drawn out. Now you can adjust the crop by using the handles in each corner to get the composition right.

Thursday 24 December 2015

Being casual

By Scott Nobody

Ahh...the casual look. A pair of jeans, a t-shirt, some shoes or boots and perhaps a jacket. It's a look that a lot of guys in Second Life use. Im my opinion the casual look just got even better. I was at TMD - The Mens Department awhile back, where Cold Ash had a small display of one or perhaps two of their outfits. A quick visit to their main store, and I was sold on the out fit below. All 3 items are of course mesh and were purchased separately.

The jacket is the Ryder. It can be used with or without the T-shirt, and in the including HUD you will find 6 great leather textures in different colors for the jacket, and 6 muted colors for the T-shirt making it easy to find a good look.

(Click any picture for a larger view.)

The jeans are called Ocelot, a nice straight fit, very worn looking pair (but not ripped),. The HUD gives the choice of 6 tones from light blue to black
Last but not least to complete the look, I chose the Jericho desert boots. It's a short boot, and goes perfect with the jeans and other long pants. Again there is an option for picking a color to go with the rest of the outfit, this time 5 different tones ranging from Copper (light brownish) to Black.

Style card:


  • Mandala - Inari Necklage (short)

Picture location - Tempelhof

Calas Galadhon's WHITE CHRISTMAS

What I love best about Christmas in SL is the snow capped mountains and the soft fluffy snow flakes falling from the sky as I walked. Many sims are created with a winter theme but some are done with much realism than others. If you have only limited time in SL, Calas Galadhon's  'WHITE CHRISTMAS' is worth a visit or maybe many times over and over again.

Ty Tenk and Truck, owners and creators of  Calas Galadhonhave done a marvelous work in creating a winter wonderland that is filled with activities that you can do this holiday season. The first thing I did was to start snapping my camera after I landed as I knew I was going to share these wonderful moments in this picturesque sim with all my readers. 

Take a sledge around the sim 
Get the FREE skates and have fun skating single or couple

Hop onto a hot air balloon and enjoy the breathtaking view from the sky
Or simply hangout with a good friend and people watch
Style Card
Ghee ¬ Aran Knit Dress comes with a texture hud

Masoom ¬ Mistress of Ice shoe [part of the Mistress of Ice outfit] 
[Blog post of the entire outfit in my next post ]

[elikatira] ¬ Wendice

Cold Ash ¬ Ryder jacket
Cold Ash ¬ Ocelot jeans

Cold Ash ¬ Jericho dessert boot

The greatest glow of happiness

While some delight in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, I could use some quiet moments to ruminate on this whole year. When we recall the past, we usually find it is the simplest things and not the greatest occasions that in retrospect gives off the greatest glow of happiness... Never let your past steal your present...

Flat Mary Jane's texture hud

Style Card
Ghee ¬ Winter Wooly Maitreya [Red]
Ghee ¬ FW15 Slate Cable Knit Tights Maitreya Body Applier

Sweet Tea Couture ¬ Flat Mary Jane

[elikatira] ¬ Wendice

7 Deadly s{K}ins ¬ Ananda caramel V2 @ Winter Trend

Skin appliers
 Deadly s{K}ins ¬ Maitreya applier [Caramel]
 Deadly s{K}ins  ¬ SLINK hands & feet HUD [Caramel]

Picture Taken @ Romantic Moods

Monday 21 December 2015

I promise

I am falling in love once again... and his name is Photoshop :D As a blogger, I think the most interesting thing to do is to create a style with the outfits that we have received using accessories, poses and to capture the image as best as we can. This is when my 'boyfriend' Photoshop comes in handy. For video on how to create a reflection, CLICK here

For this post, I am wearing this unisex leggings from Lybra which is made especially for Maitreya, Slink, Aesthetics, TMP mesh bodies and is Omega compatible. Shepard leggings comes in 4 colours. 

Style Card
                                                                 TWS ~ Nima Dress Top [Black] 
                                      Lybra ¬ Shepard Unisex Leggins for TMP @ GEN-Neutral

Ricielli ¬ 4299 Sunglasses / Black [Christmas hunt item]

.Shi ¬ Ruff it up

R.icielli ¬ Makayla High Heels for TMP / Black#Gold [Christmas hunt item]

agapee ¬ photo pose054(M)

Sunday 20 December 2015

At this time of year...

...most places in the northern hemisphere will at some point see the white stuff. Of course most sim designers in SL follows the seasons. One of those must see sim's is Calas Galadhorn "White Christmas" -a spectacular looking sim.  With a visit there to see the sights with a very good friend, I quickly realized I looked somewhat under-dressed. And we cant have our precious pixels catching a case of nippleitis - right?

I went looking for a nice dressy looking jacket, and found this Oasis Jacket in the G I O M E N inworld store. It looks great, perfect for a walk in the snow with a special friend. You can also find G I O M E N on the MP.

It features rich hi-res textures on the jacket and shirt. 10 Exchangeable textures for the jacket and 12 textures for the shirt, which all can be changed via the Oasis Jacket HUD giving several very nice looking combinations. It comes with one alpha for 5 mesh sizes from XS to XL. A Fitted mesh size and of course the texture exchange hud is also included.

Style card:


G I O M E N - Oasis Jacket
FashionNatic - Vidor pants
Cold Ash - JERICHO desert boots

Picture location - Winter Moon

Saturday 19 December 2015

Peace on Earth Hunt ¬ II

On the 2nd day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, a lovely white bustier gown with a high slit at the side and a fur collar shawl to keep me warm... This Maresa gown is one of the fabulous finds at the Peace on Earth Hunt at Ghee main store... CLICK here for hits to the hunt... Happy hunting!

Style Card
Ghee ¬ Maresa Gown [Peace on Earth Hunt 08 ]

Mandala ¬ Pearl Rain Season 3 Choker and Earrings [White]

R.icielli ¬ Serenity Stiletto for Slink [Beige#Gold] *Christmas Hunt

Argrace ¬ Chikai [Group Gift]

7 Deadly s{K}ins ¬ Danica caramel VI @ Rock Factory Winter Market

Thursday 17 December 2015

Peace on Earth Hunt 8

My favourite hunt is back. At the Peace on Earth Hunt, you will find many top designers on the grid offering some of their best creations. If you have time for only 1 hunt, this got to be the one. CLICK Here for the hunt hints and have fun hunting... 

Style Card
Masoom ¬ POE 8 Gift  top for  Maitreya [Peace On Earth Hunt]
Ghee ¬ Skinny Jeans FITMESH MAITREYA Marsala @ Frozzen Fair

AZ ¬ Azalea Hunt LifeGifts Frozen 2015 @ Frozzen Fair 

pr!tty ¬ Sumi - [Blonde 5]

7 Deadly s{K}ins ¬ Ananda pineapple V2 @ Winter Trend

Skin Appliers
7 Deadly s{K}ins ¬ Maitreya app - Pineapple
7 Deadly s{K}ins ¬7DS - SLINK hands & feet HUD Pineapple

Picture taken @ Muddy's Music Cafe

CLICK here for Hints for the POE hunt 8

Sunday 13 December 2015

I'm home this Christmas

It's always good to be home to celebrate Christmas with families and love ones... I am home and ready for a new start once again!

Lybra's Donna jumpsuit is a super sexy, bareback, fitted mesh outfit that is designed to fit the Eve Slim, Maitreya Lara, Slink mesh bodies. It comes with a 36 colours hud that allows you to mix and match the outfit, belt and buckle's colour to create a unique style that you love. Matching perfectly is the trendy new release high-heel Kansas ankle boots from VG Shoes. It comes in 8 colours to match all your winter outfits.

Now, for those who are fans of 7 Deadly s{K}ins, you will know that Izara has released many new skins this Holiday season. You can almost find her skins all over many events around the grid. :D However, one of my favorites is this Ananda skin in pineapple tone that comes in 4 skin tones, with and without cleavage and appliers for phatazz, Slink, and Tango. Its natural smooth complexion creates a radiant glow on the face and with just a light eye shadow, I am all styled for any occasion. 

Style Card
Lybra ¬ Donna Jumpsuit @ On9 *NEW RELEASE

VG Shoes ¬ VG Kansas [Moss] @ The black Dot Project *NEW RELEASE

Truth Hair ¬ Arden

7 Deadly s{K}ins ¬ Ananda pineapple V2 @ Winter Trend *NEW RELEASE

Skin appliers
7 Deadly s{K}ins ¬ Maitreya applier - Pineapple
7 Deadly s{K}ins ¬ Slink hands & feet HUD Pineapple

Picture taken at Home is where love is

Tuesday 8 December 2015

Feel the winter in your SL life

When the first snowflake hits the ground, everything transforms. Trains seize up. Schools close. Everybody gets a day off, even if they work from home. But winter in SL has something whimsical to offer. It's time to celebrate with friends or love ones snuggling up in front of the fireplace, skiing, exploring beautiful winter theme sims and most importantly, wearing beautiful winter clothes. 
Picture taken at Home is where love is
Ghee woollens have taken a new dimension at the Frozzen Fair with 100 stores in one sim with a winter theme. Ghee winter woollies comes in 5 standard size in fitmesh and made to fit Maitreya, Belleza and Slink Physique mesh bodies. What I love about her winter collection is I can mix and match the different tops and jeans while layering it with mittens that you can wear on its own and the 9 texture hud fitmesh sock. Ghee always strives to make her apparel unique and chic so all fashionistas can get your style fix this winter!

Picture taken at Behind the Mirror 
What is Christmas without gifts. At 7 Deadly s{K}ins , each day you will see one square on the tree light up and that is the gift box that is FREE for group members for a day. Each gift box contains a part of a NEW skin line especially for this Christmas. When the day is passed, the gift box will set to 75L, so hurry!

Style Card
Ghee ~ Winter Wooly MAITREYA Green Mix
Ghee  ~ Skinny Jeans FITMESH MAITREYA Robin
Ghee  ~  Marsala Winter Mittens
Ghee  ~  Snuggs Socks (fitmesh) comes in 9 texture hud

Ghee  ~ Snugg Boots RED (fitted mesh)

Ghee ~ Ice skates (with animation) [Santa Sack Gift]
*Available till 10am, 8 Dec

Argrace ~ HARUKA - Strawberry Blonde

7 Deadly s{K}ins ~ Noella brown brows eyeliner CL apricot
[Christmas store event]

Skin appliers
7 Deadly s{K}ins ¬ Maitreya applier (Apricot)

Monday 7 December 2015

Tis the season to be jolly

How time flies. Another year has passed and as I was visiting some of the winter sims, a wave of nostalgia swept over me. I couldn't help but smiled to some sweet memories while letting the cold wind take away the sad ones that flowed down my warm cheeks.
Christmas is a season to be jolly and I am thankful for the friends who have stood by me. An occassional hello, tp and a smile is enough to make my day. I am sure many of you are now out shopping with your friends and perhaps stealing snapshots together at some beautiful sims that you have chanced upon. I did 3 pictures with a good friend, Pramod, with the new poses from Agapee at my place. 
I have done up my little land with a winter theme and there are some nice corners that you could to do your pictures in. All are welcome and I do wish that you will add me to your flickr or fb if you do take some pictures there. :D   
Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truely merry Christmas. Merry Christmas my friends :D

Style Card
Agapee ¬ Bess tops for Maitreya [Group gift for opening]
Agapee ¬ Bess Skirt for Maitreya [Group gift for opening]
Agapee ¬ Bess armwarmers for Maitreya [Group gift for opening]

Argrace ¬ Tsubasa [Classy Brown] 

VG Shoes ¬ VG Talisha *EXCLUSIVE @Winter Trends 2015  
[comes with a 36 colour texture hud for the shoe and socks]

7 Deadly s{K}ins ¬ Izadora RARE caramel @The White Elephant Gacha Holiday Fair

Agapee ¬ couple poses 003, 004, 005 * NEW RELEASE

Picture taken at Home is where love is