Posted by Chic Aeon in comment on Saturday, June 30, 2012
I do like the new height meter which seems much closer to what Linden Labs believes is our height. I also did my own test by building a 2 meter cube (phantom) and standing inside it. We were indeed the same.
And as a post script. I am taller than my 2 meter (6 foot 6ish) size in the top photo as I added shoes. We want to be stylish as well as accurate!
And now to answer some questions.
- How has the introduction of mesh affected your SL, if at all? Are you open to wearing mesh often or do you still shy away from it?
- Have you changed your shape to fit into mesh? If so, did you go bigger or smaller?
- Do you think the mesh deformer will resolve a lot of the issues people seem to have with mesh and will it encourage you to wear mesh more often, if you don’t already?
Pose by: EverGlow
My very cute mesh dress is from Sleeping Koala on the Taste of SL Hunt which has a couple more weeks to run.
Pose by: aDORKable
While I was looking for the boots, I spied some very nice garments and such as well as two lucky chairs. Making a note to return later in the day, I did just that to find a "C" on the chair. Yeah! That was followed by a "D", an "S" and two more "D"s. So my friends and I did well. Sami has a very pretty shrug that can be modern as well as medieval and Divine came away with a closet full of very vintage outfits. Each prize actually consisted of several versions of the same garment, a bargain.
KnickKnack. Find the lucky chairs in the courtyard along the shop wall -- one on either side. There are shoes and props for prizes as well as clothing.
Poses by: LAP (nla) and aDORKable
Posted by Chic Aeon in hair
The things photographers go through to get "the shot" *wink*. So pretty, I simply had to post this. The new hair is Water-Love from EMO-tions. My mermaid outfit is an oldie from Yasum Designs.
You will be looking for a sculpted lettering sign that says Femboy. This is a $2 hunt so you may want peruse the photos before you start hunting. There is no "train", but all stores are linked from the hunt blog page. This is the Morgan shape (5 feet 8) from $10 Shapes. It is indeed a chameleon and looks good as a gal, guy or true androgyne. I like this look with the ~Tableau Vivant~Noctis Group Gift skin the best I think. Look back in the posts a couple of days for more info.
tomoto shop. It comes complete with sandals and while it doesn't work well on a traditional gals shape, it is impressive on a more boyish one.
My posting spot for the morning is Japan Kimono Street. According to the rental notecard, the sim reproduces Sakai of Osaka in 1574. It is serene here and very beautiful. The rents are average for both shops and homes.
This is what the prize object looks like.
Have fun hunting.
Poses by: Focus Poses (current MHOH prize)
Posted by Chic Aeon in new releases on Thursday, June 28, 2012
New from AD Creations, Dark Belly. Part skirt, part pants; many buckles and plenty of detailing, it definitely makes a statement in black. Find it at The Couturiers's Docks @ SaliMar_Art Sim. The set includes a strapped hat reminiscent of the early days of aeronautics as well as printed nylons. I opted for some black leggings and was disappointed that I couldn't find a hair that would would work with the hat :D.
I had to smile as I wore this around to day. Bra or pasties are definitely in order unless you are a very brave gal. It's that mesh lag phenomenon where you are naked for a few seconds upon arrival. Surprising when you are not used to it - LOL.
Pose by: ANA-mations
Some days we just need to have a bit of fun. And this was one of those days. Woot!
(*chanimations has a new stage set out. Lots of lights and glow and neon.
I actually recognized this set, or the precursor of it, as the one Chandra used in her first public burlesque routine. I was in the audience. The set was a standout for sure.
According to the website (I admit to not trying out this feature):
The walls and screens are individually color scripted and allow toHonestly, I was too busy playing and the default colors worked just fine for me, this time anyway. Read more about the particulars here.
mix-and-match the following colors:
• green and
Poses by: Diesel Works, Behavior Body
It's been a very tough morning in SL. Three crashes, odd viewer issues, alpha layers from hell. Ah yes, the joys of our virtual life. Since "I" didn't make any changes I am guessing it will all work out eventually. Meanwhile I am happy to have taken these photos, so here is your morning post.
First up a very pretty Serenity Set (includes earrings not shown) from Addiction Jewelry is found exclusively at the ZombiePopcorn Carnival. You have a couple more days to visit the Carnival as well as lots of other venues. It has really been a busy month in SL. Lots of hunts are ending too, so scroll back in the posts to make sure you didn't miss any goodies.
Speaking of goodies, this nicely made mesh dress which while denim is still pretty dressy *wink* is on a dollarbie promo from Soulglitter on the Marketplace.
Now, as you might guess seeing that "I" am not "me" in this photo, flat chested girls with no hips need not apply. But if your shape follows the standard sizing numbers, you are in luck.
I am actually wearing the medium size on Marti from $10 Shapes who is a standard size S. But what's in a size letter? It fits perfectly.
SL9B is over and I ventured over this morning to take my build down. The dream jar was a very big hit with tons of folks taking them home. I hope their wishes come true, one by one.
Poses by: Diesel Works, aDORKable
Posted by Chic Aeon in hunts on Tuesday, June 26, 2012
The Ikebana - Simplicity Orchid (primmy but lovely) and the sleek plant stand (one prim) is from Geisha Dreams, a very serene place to visit with lots to see.
Poses by: Diesel Works
So there's this skin. It is free. It is definitely unique. I, unlike many of you am not a skin ho *wink*, but a long list of circumstances lead me to this free group gift skin from Tableau Vivant . I friend saw a post that lead to another friend's investigation that lead to me venturing over to the shop. I was extremely impressed with the androgynous skins there and of course wanted to stay in the loop.
My equally dramatic hair is a new release from EMO-tions, Water-Love.
Sassy on the Hot as Hell Hunt (group entry required; you need to apply). Ginkgo Earrlings from KOSH, tattoo from Endless Pain (current hunt item) shoes from Kalnins.
These board shorts are from Ostentatious on the Summer Breeze Hunt. A gal's mini dress in the same print is the prize for the ladies.
Another very cute prize is this lifeguard chair complete with beach grass, preserver and board.
Various poses let you choose what works best for you.
Find it at Lustre/Shoreman Designs.
Click for a larger photo.
Poses by: LAP (nla), aDORKable
This swimsuit is one of three color choices from Just Take It.
And now here's an interesting tidbit of info for you. Guy and gal in this photo shoot are the same new shape, Casey.
The androgynous shape comes with minimal bust and two foot sizes.
I have been taking vendor photos for Sami this morning and that got me inspired to do this post. It really is amazing what the chameleon shapes can be. I spent a long time finding what I thought were good skins and hair for these guys (used in the vernacular).
I personally like the more male look for this shape; on another I preferred the more female look. It all depends on what you are after.
So it was a challenging and fun morning for me. I made sure Sami had the shape up at the $10 Shapes shop before I finished up this post.
Hair by Dura, shoes by Duh!, male skin AKERUKA Damien Shaved Light, Female skin gift (nla).
Posted by Chic Aeon in places on Sunday, June 24, 2012
My outfit is an oldie from Firefall and may still be in the lucky chairs; things haven't changed there much of late. Happily the outfit is standing the test of time well. I waited a long time to garner this beauty and have worn it often.
Poses by: Vista Animations
The oh so pretty banner lofting in that summer breeze is one of a pack of four colors from Spyralle . They come in sea, gold, rose and silver colors; all are lovely. The originals are mighty large (think wide open waters and quarter sim lots, but with a tiny bit of builder know how you can size them down to more homestead size *wink*. And I have enough prims to add one to my deck. How cool! Find that sand shovel and you will have yours too.
In the new release category, I present the Temple of Light earring set from Addiction Jewelry . This lovely design has a matching necklace, but as a minimalist kind of gal I opted for a smaller statement.
I was tardy telling you about this, but find the set out for Lazy Sunday RIGHT HERE.
Click the photo for a larger, close up view.
Poses by: LAP (nla)
PRIME. It comes with a variety of single and couples poses, adjustments and the ability to swap positions. The pilings are very long so even hillside lots could use this.
Paris Metro and comes with the butterfly tattoo as well as a nice Panama straw hat and these glasses. I am wearing the Zombie Hunt hair from dDx that I showed you yesterday. I zipped over to NN City this afternoon and watched folks killing zombies. Not my thing but they seemed to be enjoying themselves.
WilDsOul. They come with an easy to use hud and happily one of the programed skin colors worked nicely for my tone. Yeah! You can add tints from the palette to find tune if needed.
Click the photo for a larger photo.
Poses by: aDORKable, Diesel Works
*LpD* Make up - *LpD* Skins - *Nessuno mi Puo Giudicare* MakeUp
[AD] Mesh hat - [AD] Nessuno mi Puo Giudicare * Hat
and yes, it is a cooperation. I have no other info but I am betting you can find the set at AD Creations and possibly at *LpD*. If you have trouble discovering its whereabouts, IM one of the designers Aliza Karu or Nevery Lorakeet.
Hair is one by Truth still in the subscribo.
Poses by: Lauria's butterflies (nla)
Posted by Chic Aeon in hunts on Thursday, June 21, 2012
Get over to SL9B and get your hunt on.
My shape is Adam from the Adam's Apple Hunt courtesy of $10 shapes. Skin by Akeruka, Neo, a new release.
Pose by: Diesel Works
What I did want to show you is this really cute hair, one of the prizes from Discord Designs. Mackenzie comes in a color pack. There is another prize choice called Stampede available if you are more into the punk - Mohawk scene. Either way, journey on over this weekend to score some points and choose from some great prizes.
Poses by: LAP (nla), aDORKable
I did something new this hunt. Since it seemed that most of the prizes came in folders, unpacked, I decided to go through my winnings while I hunted. Happily there is the "add" feature now for most of us, so worrying about nakedness is not so much of an issue. And that was way fun. My outfit merged and melded and there are plenty of things that I will be keeping that don't show up in this post, but here is the final all new look. Everything but eyes are new.
Akeruka Nando Full Tan. Very nice. The final best shape (and there was another that worked for me) is from R-STYLZ. Skins and shapes are of course VERY personal, so my picks may not be your favorites. Be assured you will have many to choose from.
Amacci won hands down for me in the hair department as I love guys in pony tails. This -K!NG- Steel Necklace fits very nicely and definitely makes a fashion statement.
I can't say that I was thrilled with the clothes; there were some nice things, just not my style or fit as the case may be. That being said, their is a great jacket set from Poison. I have shown a similar version of that in a post awhile back, but if you never won on the Midnight board, pick up its brother (black and chartreuse). GIRLS this means you too! Happily there is a ladies size in the pack.
I chose this jeans and tank outfit from [TK] C Co. as part of the look of the day. My biker boots are from MayCreations and fit perfectly with the slightly bad boy look.
Muism are my favorites. Wow! So this post wouldn't be complete without a big thumbs up for those.
MHOH7 isn't for beginners. There are plenty of tiny mars symbols as well as some larger ones INSIDE cases and in very cramped space (visible but tricky to click).
In most all cases you will need a MHOH group tag to garner your surprises.
Click the photo for a larger picture.
Poses by: Stakey from the hunt.
This photo was taken at LEA17, The Returning - by Marcus Inkpen, which just opened. A gorgeous build, it is very laggy. I have tried a few times and filming seems out of the question. It may be the forest of trees as I have noted issues with them in my productions. Nevertheless, visit if your connection is a good one. It is lovely.
Poses by: Diesel Works
Posted by Chic Aeon in places
Less than a month to Hair Fair! Always fun; I am personally picky about my hair -- in RL too. So exploring new looks and possibilities is always welcome. And then there are the builds, often very creative in that minimalist way (the lag thing).
There is a photo contest going on of course. The theme is freedom. Wondering how to portray the idea and not be terribly obvious, I settled on this shot. It also gave me an excuse to return to Kingdom of Sand (adult but not age verified) which I hadn't visited since it rebuild. A little tricky getting down to the ground (think of it as a hunt; follow the red footprints and read floating text), but visitors are welcome with a tag on.
I am wearing one of the beautiful Arcane Dancer Silks from Deviance. The shape comes with the set and I admit to slapping that on rather than adjusting ALL those prims. This by the way looks fantastic on Chandra who apparently wears it quite often in her off hours. Now and then we teleport to meet and I find her in dancer mode *wink*. My hair is Valentina from EMO-tions (currently off-line for Tuesday restarts it seems).
Poses by: Juxtapose
Posted by Chic Aeon in new releases on Monday, June 18, 2012
Those were some of the first words I learned to read long ago.
As I wander through the feeds today I note that most posts are missing the strings of alphabet letters twined together to give us ideas. There are only mentions of designers and sometimes, if we are lucky, links to their stores.
I have to admit this disturbs me somewhat. It either indicates that the typists in question can't put together a sentence or are simply lazy. OK. I admit I am prejudiced. I actually like to hear what the people writing their blogs think. It is a great new release? How does it fit? Will it stay forever in their virtual closet? That sort of thing. It is easy just to look through the photos and forget about the information. I, however, LIKE information. That's my comment for the eve.
AND here are my thoughts on one of the new releases from JANE. There are a bevy of just released styles, all similar, out just now. This was my personal favorite. If you are into girlie or retro -- or especially "girlie and retro" *wink*, this is for you.
This is the Rachel dress in chili. I love that color name, "chili". It is hot and steamy and fun. Going for a retro styling, I added some hair from Dura, a Runway Perfect hunt item, a bangle from my stored files of Baubles and analyst glasses from Deco.
It's a cute look. It may be YOUR look. If so, get over to JANE and try out the demo!
Poses by: aDORKable
The new Coco Mon Coeur outfits from deviousMind remind us of those long ago days. Luckily we don't need to actually breath in our virtual world and we can have that hourglass figure without the accompanying pain.
Poses by: Diesel Works and aDORKable
I saw a couple of posts on this hunt featuring the same items. I have no idea if that was because they were review copies or if they just loved those items :D, but no review copies for me. I did all the work. It was fun really!
I have a few outfits from the hunt that will appear in the coming days, but here is one that I thought was summering and might be of interest.
Off the shoulder belly shirt by J.P.D. (Hmm. Blogger in its wisdom has changed the way links are added. Not fun or helpful for me. Apologies if things are wrong. Hopefully they WILL fix this.)
[Atooly] Anna Skirt Polka Dots (another print comes in the pack too). I should let you know that the small version of this skirt was too large for me and the extra small way too tiny, so a big difference between sizes; not necessarily standard.
.evolve. hodgepodge.satchel (different versions including unrigged - mesh of course)
Juxtapose which I visited yesterday on another hunt. Had to smile at that. This girl has attitude!
I am taking photos in my new bedroom -- color coordination is always high on my list. I moved into a house with a 500 prim allowance. Now I mostly wanted those prims for building and filming, not so much for housing. But what's a gal to do when faced with a free house -- and a very BIG one at that (about 40 x 40 two story).
Well the trick of course is prim value. And I want to say that my decorating yesterday taught me a LOT about mesh and its value. I currently have the whole house and yard (we must have trees) decorated using 179 prims. Most of my furniture is mesh. Now I knew mesh LOOKED great and yes, I knew that it is often low prim. But until faced with the challenge of filling this huge space while leaving lots of creative prims in my coffers, I really didn't get it. Most of my furniture is from Trompe Loeil. Happily I made it onto the blogger list somewhere along the way. It is always a pleasure to unpack and photograph even if I never have the occasions to use the lovely items. But today I did.
And much to my glee, I found a mysteriously returned folder called "backups 2010" which disappeared a year ago and it in my so loved rock fountain kit from Trompe Loeil, now happily a showcase piece in the atrium office area.
Anyway, I just wanted to mention that mesh can be a huge help to your prim budget, just in case you haven't really understood that :D.
Poses by: the bag and Juxtapose