Lily Bell

Lily Bell

The inspiration for my outfit today is Lily Bell, a character from one of my favorite shows. Tan isn’t usually my top picks in SL, but I chose the tan pants and a white blouse cos it reminds me of one of Lily’s outfits.

I bought these items from the ISON x Rowne Collection, it is a limited edition collection and a collaboration between two brands. I think it’s a bold move to offer these items for a limited time only, so if you’re reading this post a month from now, they’re no longer available. I read Sasy’s post about the collection before buying, and I must say that I am slightly disappointed they didn’t offer sizing for some of the major bodies on the grid.

Lily Bell

Impulsively, I want to fatpack these things cos they’ll be gone forever! But I know that I rarely wear the same outfit twice, so I picked out two pieces that I love from the collection and chose a color for each. The Brito blouse I can pair with skirts and so many other things. I desperately need more pants in SL, so the Ondria pants are just the perfect addition to my wardrobe. I actually wanted to fatpack these until I took a closer look at the crotch area and noticed some really unsightly discoloration in the texturing; it just looked dirty…. and that’s not an area that should appear dirty, lol. On some of the darker colors, it’s not as noticeable but it was super noticeable on the pink color. I would show you guys to confirm that it’s not just my computer, but overall I am happy with the tan color pants I got, since it matches the discoloration (yellowish brown).

Lily Bell

Overall, I think the collection is definitely worth checking out. Whether you like slim fitting gowns, or outfits, there’s something for most tastes. To be honest, the collection reminds me of my work clothes, very basic colors and nicely tailored.

What I’m Wearing:

ISON x Rowne – Brito Blouse (White)
ISON x Rowne – Ondria Pants (Tan)
Truth Hair – Tempest
Ricielli – Wendy High Heels
LaGyo – Siroune Ring (Gold)

West Of The Rain

West Of The Rain

I’m wandering around and exploring the gorgeous West Of The Rain sim today! I like places with beautiful exteriors and cozy interiors. I have to remember to inside shops and cafes more often, since these spots are so well done and fully decorated.

LeLutka released the most gorgeous collection of hairstyles, hair flowers, and jeweled tears this week! I wore the hair all week, wondering which outfit I could pair it with; then I remembered that Ricielli released a summery dress with so many beautiful tropical patterns.

Let’s enjoy the last days of summer before autumn fashion takes over the grid. I can’t wait!

What I’m Wearing:

Lelutka – HF02 hair
LeLutka – H-NV-0002 flowers
R.icielli – LOTUS Dress
R.icielli – NANCY High Heels

Byrd Island

Byrd Island

Hello from Byrd Island! There are lots of birds here….

Byrd Island

Isn’t this hairstyle from Exile just gorgeous? This is the Liaison hairstyle released at Collabor88’s birthday round. I absolutely love the color-changing beads that comes with it (necklace not worn). I was playing around with the different hair colored HUDs when I noticed that the unicorn hair colors are part of Exile’s hair packs! I don’t know what the official name for this hair texture is, but let’s just call it unicorn. Let’s pretend I noticed this before, cos I just asked Kavar when this became official and he told me AGES AGO, and instantly unfriended me for not noticing. JK.

Exile Hair

When you’re feeling cheerful, or need some extra cheer, wear every hair color at once! This is the Fantasy 2 color HUD.

Byrd Island

What I’m Wearing:

Exile – Liaison (w/ Pearl hair add on)
The Secret Store – Sonia T-Shirt Dress (Lines)
Ingenue – Luzy Heels (Silver)
Pink Fuel – YUM Bubblegum!

Alt, New brand by Truth

Run it

Alt by Truth is the newest clothing brand from Truth Hawks. If you have been on the grid for a million years, you’ll know that Truth was an apparel brand before it became a hair super store. I was apprehensive about blogging Alt clothing cos I didn’t own The Mesh Project (TMP) or Belleza body, but I decided to give it a try.

A long time ago, when The Mesh Project launched their free body (doesn’t include an alpha HUD or appliers capability), my friend urged me to try it out. I tried it on once, then forgot all about it cos nobody on the grid made clothing, skins, or shoes for TMP. I really wanted to splurge $5,000L on the TMP body, cos it has all the feature I want, but I remembered that I really loathe their shopping system. I couldn’t just teleport to the sim to buy it, I had to wear their shopping HUD, deposit money, then I can shop. WHY? I did this once before to buy a mesh head, but I loathed the experience so much that I don’t think I will do it again.

Anyway, back to Alt clothing! I wore it with the Maitreya Lara body for these photos, but I did try the clothing on the SLink Physique body too. As expected, the clothing did not fit either body, cos it is made for TMP and/or Belleza. I  photoshopped these pics, cos I love the texture on this Flex Legging & Flex Bra outfit! The leggings include a color change HUD, which is fabulous.

The decision to release these on TMP and Belleza is intriguing; since I feel that Maitreya and SLink are the most popular bodies on the grid. I don’t have any facts to back this up, just my observation cos almost everything clothing item that I have bought this year is for SLink/Maitreya.

Run it

Do you guys think I should splurge on the TMP body? If you own a TMP body, how easy is it to find clothing and shoes to fit the body?

What I’m Wearing:

Truth Hair – Cerys
Alt by Truth – Flex Bra, Flex Leggings
Ingenue – Luzy Heels (Golden)

The 2016 Guide To Skin-Painting Basics

The 2016 Guide To Skin-Painting Basics

I got a letter in the SL mail from someone asking for skin/makeup/tat-making tips. This post is a response to them, as well as anyone else looking for a boost.

There are many tutorials on the web on how to paint makeup or skin for avatars, however, most, if not all, of them seem waaaay outdated. I would like to create makeup, skin, and/or tattoos for both the default avatar and the mesh ones (like lelutka mesh head or maitreya body)….

I was wondering if you had any tips or suggested tutorials on how to go about creating such things. I don’t quite know where to start….

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