Quick and Easy

Quick and Easy

I threw this outfit together—quick and easy—and I’m pleased.

Quick and Easy

I really enjoyed putting it together, mostly because of the pieces that dominate—the chic and long-legged slacks and darling short brocade jacket with fabric flower from Maylee Oh. Pairing these two pieces creates a different proportion—making the look show legs for miles and punctuating it with a busy pattern up top. That pattern would be WAY too much all over but is ideal on a short jacket. I put one of moonbubble Gothly’s great and versatile tanks underneath and wedges from Teresa Republic extend the leg even further.

Quick and Easy

My skin is another version of Monicuzza Babenco’s latest. The coloring seemed to match the warm colors of the outfit. I have been wondering what it is about this skin that I like so much, and I think it’s the little twist to the lips that really makes this one. I love chiaku Xue’s short styles. She does short like no one else on the grid. I keep putting this one on for every occasion.

Quick and Easy

Written while listening to David Hidalgo and Louie Perez singing “Cure for Love.” Dang!

Hair: **Dura-Boys&Girls**16(Dark Brown) by chiaki Xue for Dura *

Skin: *YS & YS* Mary – 12 Gold by Monicuzza Babenco for *YS & YS* *

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Deep Green (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Jacket: The Secret Store – Eglantine – Floral by Maylee Oh for The Secret Store

Top: [bubble] Basic Top Orange by moonbubble Gothly for [bubble] *

Slacks: The Secret Store – Basic flared pants – Cream by Maylee Oh for The Secret Store

Earrings: (Kunglers Extra) Marajoara earrings – nature by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra *

Shoes: HM – Bilson Wedge – Coral Rose by Teresa Republic for haut.monde *

Poses by Freedom Parx/GM Nikolaidis for Fluke *

Behind the Scenes

A lot of you who read my blog probably already know some of what goes into making the images for the blog. Basically I have to dress my avatar up and stand on a pose stand in a photo studio and take some snaps. (Some prefer to do location shots or take green screen photos or who knows, but this this is how *I* do it.) I had been loyally using my Photosphere from Saeya Nyanda for quite a while but I have FUBAR’d it with all my tinkering. So I am looking for a new studio.

Behind the Scenes

I lucked out in meeting Ava Rage. She has created a studio that may well fit the bill for me. It’s basic, and that’s a good thing—simply a modifiable background and floor with a separate pose stand and lights. She includes some tasty backgrounds, chosen specifically to enhance your photos. (The ones I have seen besides this are incredible—go see them on her website.) The studio is small and low prim so it will fit in a tight space. And it’s COPY so I can tinker to my heart’s desire and when I screw it up, just rez a new one. Best of all, the price is reasonable—a mere 350L.

Behind the Scenes

I am using this opportunity to show you a cute little dress from Maylee Oh. I love how she has taken a photosourced texture and run it over the bodice and sculpty prims of the skirt so skillfully with great shadowing. The blue “fold” on top of the bodice is actually another sculpty prim—great work! I am very impressed by the skill of Maylee’s work and her funky aesthetic.

Behind the Scenes

My skin.. oh Tuli Asturias answered my psychic call (read: scream) and sent out word that she has reopened. This is a peek of one of her newest skins—Emma—with its accompanying lipstick. According to Tuli, “Included in each purchase are 6 full skins (bare version + 5 eyemakeups), 2 additional cleavage tattoo layers, 3 lashes tattoo layers, 12 lip tattoo layers, freckles tattoo layers and the shape used in the vendor posters.” Tuli is taking advantage of the additional layers V2 is offering, so time to get used to it, I guess ;)

My hair is from the prolific Mouse Mimistrobell. I really like this red color and the je-ne-said-quoi of the pony trail. My jewelry is matched to my hair—a beautiful set from Jon Ree, who captures the beauty of the southwestern US in his jewelry for both men and women.

Behind the Scenes

Studio: SecondSnaps Studio II v1.1 [*]’s by Ava Rage for SecondSnaps * (Read more at her website and find it on the Marketplace.)

Hair: Dark Mouse Kate/Red4 by Mouse Mimistrobell for Dark Mouse *

Skin: [:T:] Emma / sunkissed / br :: 04 Flare with [:T:] Emma / sunkissed / lips :: Ruin by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *

Dress: The Secret Store – Pretty Poppy by Maylee Oh for The Secret Store

Necklace and earrings: MTP Ladies Desert Rose [red] set by Jon Ree for Mustang Trading Post

Boots: J’s Western Boots (S)L 10Colors by JB Gazov for J’s