Wednesday

Wednesday

By the time I actually post this it will more than likely be just after midnight on Thursday for me, but let’s just pretend it’s still Wednesday, k? K.

I’ve got a few recent releases here that I wanted to share. Most were released over the last couple of weeks and I kept an eye on them till I found the whole outfit that I wanted to put together.

First I’ve got the new military jacket that was released by Chemistry. Lots of colours available and you get a couple of different styles with each. I’m wearing the hip length, collared version but you also get a longer length and both of those without the collar too. I love that Chemistry tends to give these options with their clothes as you feel like you’re getting real value for money. At only 250Ls this is one of the best buys for jackets that I’ve seen lately.

The loose fit denim shorts are a new mesh release from Gizza. They have a lovely little leather belt detail and the shorts are cut so that the pockets hang a little lower than the denim, making them that little bit different from others that are available elsewhere. These will be a great addition to your virtual wardrobe for not only this season, when you can pair them with tights or leggings, but the upcoming warming ones too!

The mesh top I’m wearing under the jacket is the city shirt from Drift. I won’t say that this was easy to layer with the coat, because it wasn’t. I wore the L in the coat and the XS in the top but still in certain poses some of the shirt would poke through on the arms, which was a bit annoying and I confess that I fixed it a bit in photoshop! It’s definitely doable but the fit won’t be perfect if you want to wear that shirt with the jacket – make sure you demo them together before you buy if that’s what you want to do, so that you won’t be disappointed!

I am so in love with this Lavinia hairstyle that Truth released over the weekend. Braids are mah thang yo, and this do is so cute without making me look like I’m trying to impersonate a teen. Really love, love!

Coral
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Hair – Lavinia – Truth NEW

Skin – Amberly – Glam Affair

Coat – Military Coat – Chemistry NEW

Shorts – Loose Denim Shorts – Gizza NEW

Shirt – City Shirt – Drift NEW

Undershirt – Long sleeve basics – Erratic

Tights – Patterned Tights II – Izzie’s

Scarf – Lynn Scarf – Decoy

Bag – Flowers Bag – Toki Doki

Pose – Le Poppycock

Location – Petit Pas

LOTD and D!va @ Hair Fair

If you liked D!va’s Vivienne hairstyle then make sure you get over to Hair Fair and check out Vivienne Type B! It’s a slightly different version of the original, with thicker bangs but still the lovely fly away textures that D!va uses. You can find them located on the Flower sim and here’s the direct SLURL.

This is my LOTD, I’m not really showing anything new. I’ve worn this lace top from Chemistry about 100 times and I don’t think I can keep repeating myself about how much I love it (well there you go, I did anyway) but it’s the first time I blogged the cropped version so I’ll give myself a pass on that.

Coral

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Hair – Vivienne – D!va @ Hair Fair NEW

Top – Echo Tank Top – Chemistry

Pants – Yasmine Pants – Celoe

Shoes – Aelia Wedges – Celoe

Necklace – Alice Necklace – LaGyo

Earrings – Santa Monica Earrings – LaGyo @ C88 NEW

Skin – Roza – Glam Affair @ C88

Skybox – Askal Skybox – Cheeky Pea for 50L Friday

Pose – Del May

Monday

Happy Monday! Never thought I’d say that but I feel like I’ve been genuinely spoilt with all the lovely new releases over the weekend so it’s a good start to the week.

I’m a little bit slacking because I am wearing the same top (in a different colour and style) and shoes that I was in my last post, but I honestly love them so much that I’ve been reluctant to take them off, so instead I just styled them with some of the new releases from July’s round of FaMESHed.

But the main thing I wanted to talk about in this post is the Animare pose HUD. It’s been around for a while so this is mostly info for anyone who hasn’t heard of it before or is new to taking pics in SL. This is a nifty little dealio that allows you to alter existing poses or create poses/anims in world. Now admittedly I’ve never used it for creating a pose or animation from scratch, there are several softwares that are easier for that but this is great if you just want to adjust a pose you have already. You know how frustrating it is when you find a pose you love but it’s not quite fitted for your shape, you might have a hand poking in your butt or a prop you want to use going through other body parts…well fret no more about that because this is where Animare is perfect.

Here’s a couple of raw shots from SL with the exact same pose, one before I used Animare to adjust it and one after. You can see that I did change the upper part of this pose quite dramatically and this is the first time that I’ve used Animare for such a big change, but I was happy with the results so I thought I’d share. I moved my left arm out a bit so that the bag wasn’t cutting through my leg, I changed my right hand so that the coffee cup that had completely disappeared into my leg was up and in front of me and I lifted my chin so that my head didn’t dip.

The HUD itself is quite simple to use, you click the body joint that you want to change and then turn it up and down for back/forth etc, but this will require a little bit of playing around with until you get the hang of what moves what, although that is a small price to pay and I think it’s definitely worth it to create that perfect picture.

Hope you all enjoy your week!

Coral

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Hair – Primadonna – Exile @ FaMESHed

Lace Top – Echo Tank Top – Chemistry

Tank – Intrinsic Tank – Jane (freebie!)

Pants – Miami Linens – BOOM! @ FaMESHed

Shoes – Aelia Wedges – Celoe

Short Necklace – Esme – Maxi Gossamer

Long Necklace – Italian Briolette Necklace – Glow Studio

Bracelets – Boho Bangles – Maxi Gossamer

Bag – Shopper’s Tote – House of Fox

Pose – Marukin (altered by Animare Pose Hud)

Location – Mayfair

 

Don’t Leave Me Here

Is it the weekend yet?? I got some mid week emo-ness on tap if anyone’s interested? No? Didn’t think so.

Love this mesh sweater from Chemistry! I saw a couple of pictures of it on Flickr and it looked great, a really fresh and different design to most of the mesh currently on offer on the grid. I love baggy styles like this, they make me feel all homely and comfortable so that was an easy purchase for me. And the Sweet n Low jeans from Jane as well, another nice, comfy addition to my ever growing inventory.

Also have to say that lately I just can’t get enough of Maxi Gossamer. If you haven’t checked out this jewellery range yet you really must. Lots of gorgeous mesh designs and the prices are pretty incomparable to anything else around, not that I’m cheap or anything!

Coral

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Hair – Nimue – Maitreya

Sweater – Ava Sweater – Chemistry (Mesh!)

Jeans – Sweet n Low Jeans – Jane (Mesh!)

Earrings – Suri Black Pearls – Maxi Gossamer (Mesh!)

Bangles – Boho Bangles – Maxi Gossamer (edited to remove some of the bangles)

Necklace – Esme – Maxi Gossamer (Mesh!)

Ring – Coal Ring Gold – Anthem

Tattoo – Take Me With You Tattoo – Penchant

Pose – Don’t Leave Me Here – Penchant (only on the marketplace)

Location – POST Mainstore