Sailing

The closest I’ve ever been to sailing is puttering around in an old aluminum fishing boat. It seems like it would be just like flying, though. I think Marisa Kira of Diva Hair had that in mind when she created the windblown Jennifer design for TLC. Back when I was new, Mimikri was one of my favorite stores. Mimikri Kit’s beautiful Nana sheer blouse and shorts are also perfect for a hot day on the water.

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Hair: “”D!va”” Hair “Jennifer” by Marisa Kira (@The Liaison Collaborative)

Head: Catwa Helena by Catwa Clip

Skin: Deetalez Face Fonda by Steffi Villota

Body: Maitreya Lara by Onyx Leshelle

Shirt/Shorts: Mimikri – Nana Shorts and Off Shoulder Blouse by Mimikri Kit (@The Liaison Collaborative)

Bikini: NX-Nardcotix Kala Tankini Tribal Cyan by Nardya Rousselot (@Fameshed)

Shoes: ::ROC:: Boat Shoes Female_Maitreya by Roscee

Pose: !bang I’m on a boat by Luna Jubilee

Location: Blake Sea

Detour

Recently it seems like every road that leads to where I work is under construction. Just when I find an unobstructed road, it goes under construction within the week. Sometimes public transportation works, but buses have to travel the same roads,  so it would seem I am out of luck. For the next few years at least, clear roads will  be nothing but a dream!

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Hair: “LoQ Hair” Bacardi – Dark Brown by Gia Pawpad

Skin: {.essences.} Serena skin – MEDIUM by Inka Mexicola

Earrings: LaGyo Spots and wire earring Nebula by Gyorgina Larnia (@the Arcade)

Shirt: JAZMYN D: FLORAL LACE EDGE TOP 3 by Jazmyn Diesel

Undershirt: *League* Ribbon Tied Tanktop –Black by Nena Janus

Pants: *League* Zipped Leather Pants -Faded Black by Nena Janus

Shoes: NX-Nardcotix Zoe Platform  Monochrome Red by Nardya Rousselot

Tote: !KKBB!! Deidre Shoulder Tote – Tourist by Delia Linette

New Orleans

I went to New Orleans once. It was a nice visit, great street musicians, and lots of energy. What it wasn’t was quiet and romantic. And yet that’s how Barnesworth Anubis’ New Orleans studio balcony felt like, set above the street and so a little removed from the hustle and bustle of below. A perfect opportunity to show off Stewart’s new duds from FATEwear.

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Stewart is wearing:

Hair: Exile Conner Pecan by Kavar Cleanslate

Shirt: FATEwear Shirt – Irwin Casual – Jungle by Damien Fate

Pants: FATEwear Pants – John – Void by Damien Fate

Shoes: *db* MEGA PROMO 20L$ Male Easy Striders Brown Leather Walker Boots by Danyel Blumenthal

Eliza is wearing:

Hair: Truth Winona cocoa by Truth Hawks

Dress: (Milk Motion) lace dress-nude by Marie Lauridsen (@Collabor88)

Shoes: NX-Nardcotix MANA Letti Sparkle Peep Toe Nude by Nardya Rousselot

Pose: !bang – for the highlights reel by Trieste Minuet

Decorations: {what next} Hampton Garden Set – Iron (boxed) by Winter Thorn

Skybox: [ba] new orleans studio by Barnesworth Anubis (@Collabor88)

September Mornings Still Can Make Me Feel That Way

At least this one does, a breezy, beautiful day that signals that fall is on the way but that summer has not completely given in yet.

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Today I am wearing the lovely new mesh hands from Korundi. These move with your wrist so they look more natural than prim hands. The only bug I found and discussed with Shansa, the creator, was that when your graphics are on low the skin texture can look a little bit off. So keep your graphics at medium, these beauties are worth it!

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My tri-color top and necklace are from this round of Xyroom. And Pucci Weaver’s are my favorite mesh jeans in SL to date. I keep having to buy them in all the different colors!

Hair: TRUTH< Briony – espresso by Truth Hawks

Skin: -Belleza- Lily V2 Med by Tricky Boucher

Hands: Korundi Mesh Hands by Shansa Resident

Earrings and Bracelets: MG – Barcelona by Maxi Gossamer (@FaMeshed)

Necklace: Smexy Necklace Black stripes by Joice Dreamscape (@Xyroom)

Top: ~Sassy!~ Chromatic top – wine by Ivy Burner (@Xyroom)

Jeans: :MeSH:iT: White Denim Jeans by Pucci Weaver

Shoes: NX-Nardcotix Shana Unleashed SLex Kitten by Nardya Rousselot

Location: Point of Pines

Pose Fair 2012: Frooti

I think this cute pose set was the first thing I bought at the pose fair this year. I had been hoping for a good set to show off my sweet dress from Geometry:

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And to accompany my dress a lovely new offering from BenS Beauty, the India Necklace:

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You’ll find Frooti at Pose Fair North!

Hair: ^;^CaTwA^;^ Christina/Espresso  by Catwa Clip

Eyes: IKON Horizon Eyes – Pale Gray by Ikon Innovia

Necklace: ..:: BenS Beauty ::.. India Necklace Reds by Snow Martiel

Dress: Ananda Red by GeometryClothing

Shoes: –Nardcotix MANA Breezie Stiletto Crimson by Nardya Rousselot

Penthouse: Paris Penthouse Skybox by Barnesworth Anubis

Poses: Frooti (@Pose Fair North)

Solaria

A couple of days ago I stumbled upon this beautiful build by Maizon Rayna and Maveryck Breen. Maizon is well known for her fashion designs at Terra D’Ombra, and in my opinion is one of the best builders on the grid. The textures and design are gorgeously done. If you get a chance definitely take a wander around the place.
To do the locale justice I chose a form fitting mesh design from Pretty Lady Designs and a chic fur stole from Laville. Izzie Button’s warm golden leather clutch helps me blend into the sunny, Mediterranean locale.

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My shoes are a new release from Nardya Rousselot. This color is actually a hunt gift available for just 10L—aren’t they sweet? My jewelry is from Dandara Swords at the Pumpkin Head. Dan was one of the first friends I made in SL and she has really been a great resource for me in a lot of ways—but today I show one of her Vintage Fair creations in pearl and green opal, which perfectly match my deep green eyes from Ikon Innovia.

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Hair: TRUTH< Isla w/Roots – treacle by Truth Hawks
Eyes: Fashism Sunrise Deep Green (S) by Ikon Innovia
Skin: (AMD) Eliza – Tan by Apple May
Jewelry: Pearl and Opal Dreams by Dandara Swords
Stole: ! Laville ! Ribboned Fur Wrap by Lilibeth Laville
Dress: Pretty Lady Malina Mesh Dress Black by Shelby Zabaleta
Shoes: NX-Nardcotix MANA Moshi L SLV.2 Glitter (With Love (again) Hunt) by Nardya Rousselot
Clutch: Izzie’s – Clutch amber by Izzie Button
Location: Solaria

2 thoughts on “Solaria

  1. ayakofirecaster

    Gorgeous!

  2. gilliangalicia

    Oh, lovely!!

Designer’s Circle

Abia Capalini released this adorable outfit at the Designer’s Circle this week and is definitely an outfit to go out and be seen in! I also love this great and slightly wild new hair release from Cameron Vasiliov at Beautiful Dirty Rich.

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Shoes: NX-Nardcotix Shana Unleashed White

Glasses: Abia Capalini Design Sunglasses (from Amanda Outfit)

Hair: …:::Beautiful Dirty Rich:::… Chelle Hair Black I

Outfit: Abia Capalini Design Dinah green (@ Designer’s Circle)

Jewelry: Artistry by E Giada White

Handbag: .::BeautyCode::. Bag white

Fiona

A good friend of mine suggested I head over to the Museum sim to check out some great builds by  Carlolello Zapatero. Today I strolled around these beautiful Temple ruins. The whole sim is full of historical builds and signs with information about the builds—a true museum experience in SL! It was the perfect occasion for this elegant new offering from Squinternet Larnia at Donna Flora. She has a couple of new gowns coming out (hint: check back in a couple of days!!!). This one is called Fiona:

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I really appreciate the wonderful sculpted bodice—not an easy thing to do! And here inside the ruin I can give my sweet parasol from Montagne Noire a rest.

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Shoes: NX-Nardcotix MANA Vixie Flat Sandals

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Pale Grey (ML)

Dress: Donna Flora FIONA

Hair: TRUTH< Pandora – mocha

Bracelets: *JD*BRACELET INKA  blue

Parasol: Montagne Noire – Le Parasol – scripted umbrella – snowdrop (on Marketplace)

Location: Museum Island

Giving Us The Eye

Ikon Innovia at Fashism has given us two new gorgeous colors in two days. I guess that means I’ve not been the only one pestering him…little did he know that these came out just as I was trying to decide what color eyes to wear, so my karma must be good today!

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I have been wanting to wear this adorable skirt by Elie Spot at Mon Tissu for a long time, but just haven’t been able to get myself into the mood for yellow. And admittedly, that mood is still eluding me, but the skirt shouldn’t have to pay for that, right? Especially a skirt as beautifully made as this one!

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Jewelry: ::je suis::douce::bright::necklace & earrings

Hair: ^;^CaTwA^;^ Lamar HairStyle/Espresso

Shirt: JANE – francie so innocent blouse.milk

Skirt: {mon tissu} Scattered Birds Skirt ~ Golden

Sandals: NX-Nardcotix MANA Vixie Flat Sandals White

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Lagoon (ML)

Photoshop Is Not My Friend

So I have been trying to learn Photoshop over the last few months. It hasn’t been pretty, my friends. Recently I have been learning to cut out a subject from a photo and put it into a different background. Most of the time I like to photograph right in SL, but in the interest of education, today I have used a background from a talented artist at deviantART. Here is the raw photo that I took in SL:
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And here is the final copy with the new background:
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So all you Photoshop experts, how did I do? Or maybe I should ask how much farther do I have to go? Smile
Here are a couple of others I did the same way:
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Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Light Mint (ML)
Hair: TRUTH< Jacqueline 2 – treacle
Jewelry: EarthStones Stone Donut Leather – Golden Calcite/Brown
Dress: ~*INDIE ROSE*~ Peacock Dress Brown
Shoes: NX-Nardcotix MANA Edith Bronze
Photo background by Faeriegoodmother
(additional credits to David Anderson and Steppeland)

4 thoughts on “Photoshop Is Not My Friend

  1. Chalice Carling

    I’m not a PS expert whatsoever but I think you did really great. Good for you.

  2. Laura18 Streeter

    Impressive. Not a speck of green in your hair. /me is jealous!

  3. Mimi Namiboo

    great work, Eliza! Funny thing, I did the same today. I ve tried to cut out my avi again and again but the hair was driving me nuts 😀

  4. Gabi Fitzgerald

    The pics look awesome. I’m also jealous on how there’s no green on your hair! lol I’ve tried that so many times and never worked for me.
    🙂
    xoxo
    Gabi.