Chillaxing

I’m chilling today so forgive the lazy picture, but I had some stuff to share so I wanted to do something at least!

First of all I wanted to tell you about a new store called Foppish, which you can find on the marketplace here. They have some cute, mesh items and this fringe top is one of my favourites. It comes in a bunch of different colours with different prints on the front and it’s great for days like today when I just want to sit around in my house in jeans and a tee, but it could so easily be pulled in to other outfits and really give an edge. There were a couple of small issues for me, first of all it’s not textured on the inside which I’m not particularly fussy about but the sizing was a bit off and I found that it sat just a tad high over my body, so that from certain angles the alpha beneath or the invisible inner texture was showing. These things aren’t deal breakers for me when I buy things (unless it’s extreme, which this wasn’t), but it would just be nice if they weren’t there. Since Foppish is a new store I’m sure there will be improvements as more stuff is released, so I’m excited about this brand, it’s definitely one to keep an eye on.

Finally a brief mention about my hands. “Your hands? Are those mesh hands you’re wearing Miss Lacey?” Why yes, they are! This is just a sneak peek of the newest release that will be coming soon from Korundi, and I can tell you, they’re amazing! I always hate the way my system hands turn out in pictures, but these have had no liquify in Photoshop at all and I just love them. If you want to know when they’ll be available, be sure to add Korundi and Shansa’s Flickr stream and join the group!

Coral

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Hair – Sylvie – Wasabi Pills (Mesh!)

Top – Fringe T Shirt Girl A – Foppish NEW (Mesh!)

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

Hands – Korundi Mesh Hands – Korundi COMING SOON (Mesh!)

Feet – Women’s Bare Natural Feet – SLink (Mesh!)

Necklace – Plume Collier – Glow Studio

Right Ring – BonBon Ring – LaGyo (Mesh!)

Left Ring – Juliette Ring – Korundi NEW (Mesh!)

Bangles – Giulia Bangles 2 – Korundi (Mesh!)

Couch – Sofa03 – Y’s House (Mesh!)

Mirror – Old Memories Mirror – Cheeky Pea

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

 

Take A Breath

New stuff, I <3 it!

If you follow blogs and Flickr looking for the latest releases you would’ve seen sneaky peeks of these new Aelia wedges from Celoe during the week and quite possibly, like I did, waited in anticipation for them to be released. Well, they don’t disappoint. Beautifully created and textured with an easy to use HUD for matching your skin tone, I think they’re just about perfect.

I’m also wearing another Mon Tissu summer release, the Hanalei shorts which are available in loads of summer colours.

Because this is my 2nd post today and it is a Saturday (yea, I really had no better way to spend my weekend =/) I’m not gonna write much more but I have to mention the lace tank I’m wearing from Chemistry. Chemistry doesn’t have many items right now but I’ve just loved every one of her releases lately. They are completely different from anything else on the grid and I love that unique, fresh feel they have. I can’t wait for more!

Hope you all enjoy your weekend.

Coral

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Hair & Hat – Siobhan – Maitreya

Tank – Intrinsic Tank – Jane (freebie!)

Lace Tank – Echo Tank Top – Chemistry

Shorts – Hanalei Shorts – Mon Tissu

Shoes – Aelia Wedges – Celoe

Necklace – Alice Necklace – LaGyo @ FairyTales event

Bangles – Patra Gold Wire Bracelets – Zaara

Pose – Marukin @ C88

Location – Neva River (again)

Daisy

A little while ago I noticed that I was wearing a lot of blue and white and while I was dressing up for this picture I realised that I’d moved on to yellows. I’m pretty sure this has something to do with the seasons and when I think about it I do tend to do the same in real life, lots more blue, yellow and white in the spring and summer, reminiscent of  a summer sky. Happy colours :D

So here’s a little outfit I put together that’s exactly that! I love this mesh cardigan by Toki Doki, it’s so comfortable looking and throw-on-able that it’s pretty much a staple inventory item I’d say, in multiple colours of course. I’m wearing the new sunglasses from Mon Tissu which are fab, and this pretty Cynthia hair from Truth.

I just wanted to mention my pose which is by Marukin. I love their poses, really love. If you want a pose that is understated and radiates cuteness then definitely stop by Marukin’s mainstore. They also participate regularly in C88 and the poses available there right now are great.

This will be my last post for a few days now as real life is tearing me away, but I’ll be back in a week or two!

Coral

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Hair – Cynthia – Truth

Cardigan – Summer Nights Cardigan – Toki Doki (Mesh!)

Tank – Intrinsic Tank – Jane (freebie!)

Bra – Adelaide – Whippet and Buck (previous C88 release)

Skirt – Scattered Bird Skirt – Mon Tissu

Sunglasses – Harlow – Mon Tissu

Necklace – Nocturne Clock Necklace – Je Suis

Ribbon – Ribbon Rose – Toki Doki (Gatcha item)

Pose – Marukin

Location – Noweeta Grassland

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

Baby Bump and Mesh!

Since I posted last week with the baby bump and being unable to wear mesh, I kind of made it my mission to find some that I could wear. I know there are a few maternity mesh outfits on the marketplace but I wanted something that I could wear when I’m without the belly too.

So I was making an attempt to organise my inventory the other day and….woah, what’s this! It’s the ISON Draped Crop Tee that I picked up at Culture Shock and completely forgot all about! (that’s not uncommon for me, sadly). So I threw it on all excited and yay, it fit! The tee hangs perfectly over my bump and this is definitely something that I’d wear normally anyway.

Obviously I have to wear a tank under it because when you stretch your stomach on the avie mesh like that…the stomach muscles that were so nicely shaded by the skin creators? Yea, doesn’t look so good when you’re hefting a size 46 belly around. So again, Jane’s freebie tanks came to the rescue, although I’ve told myself I really, really must find something else to wear instead of them, because seriously, it’s been every day for about 2 weeks.

I haven’t mentioned this hair before either, even though it was released last week I think, but it’s one of Elikatira’s latest and I love it. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Elikatira is possibly my favourite mesh hair right now. I love the colour tones she provides, the rigging on the mesh is great and of course the styles are always fresh and yummy. Oh! And I love the Essentials pack she does! Two of each colour, blondes, browns, reds one black and one white. I used to always buy brunette hairs because continuity was important in the role play I did, but now that I’m no longer active there I can switch it up and while I tend to still go for brunette shades the majority of the time, the Essentials pack gives me a chance to pick and choose what colour I want to have that day for a fraction of the cost of a full colour set. The mixed Essentials pack is only 280Ls whereas individual colour packs are 250Ls. That was a smart move because now I’m gonna spend that little bit extra every time, instead of just getting my regular brown and sticking with it. Win win for everyone!

So this post turned out longer than I expected, especially for a Monday. Enjoy your week!

Coral

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Hair – Never – Elikatira (Mesh!)

Shirt – Draped Crop Tee – ISON (Mesh!)

Tank – Intrinsic Tank – Jane (freebie!)

Jeans – Juju Jeans – Tres Blah

Necklace – Featherweight Necklace – Yummy @ C88

Bracelet – Wanderer Jewellery Set – League

Sandals – Thong Sandal – COCO

Tattoo – I Believe in Magic Tattoo – Penchant (only on the marketplace)

Pose on left – Glitterati

Pose on right – Baby Bump 01 – Penchant  (only on the marketplace)

Expecting

This is not a fashion post but just a picture I took, since this is how I currently look in SL. Yep, I have an inventory stuffed with beautiful mesh clothes and I can’t wear any of them thanks to this little bump!

I’m not really complaining of course…well I kind of am because I would really, really like to be able to wear mesh again, other than for taking blog pictures…but I am getting kind of attached to the bump, which is a good thing I suppose because it’s gonna be around for a few more weeks yet, and growing bigger every day. Of course, it’s all the man’s fault.

So yea, free tanks from Jane are rocking my fat, pregnant, virtual world right now!

Coral

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Hair – Abbey – Elikatira

Tank – Intrinsic Tank – Jane (Freebie!)

Shorts – Ginger – Mon Tissu

Bra – Adelaide Bra – Whippet & Buck @ C88

Necklace – Vintage Jewellery Set – League

Pose – Expecting – Penchant (currently only available here on the marketplace)

Location: The Pea