I know. I’ve been absent. I’ve been working! And boating, and relaxing, and trying not to do anything, yadda yadda… anyway. I’m back to show you an exhibit I’ve put up for SL13B, Second Life’s 13th’s birthday celebration.
I have to admit, I never took part of this or was even interested before. I think I went once a few years ago and remember feeling a bit disappointed. But this year, there’s a lot of cool exhibits to check out, especially the theme park ride at MadPea (which I rode twice) and the exhibit by Contraption (which is an awesome gargantuan statue).
So, my contribution is an exhibit where I’ve gathered all RL and digital portraits I’ve done of SL players. Some of the work I’m showing off has been painted for real and sold. Some of it were digital commissions. There’s also narration that explains everything.
You can check out my exhibit here. Oh–and there’s free art hidden around the building, so go grab it all. The exhibit posters are free too–you should save that. And if you want your own portrait, I’m having a sale right now.
See you later!
What I’m Wearing
Logo Alex Mesh Head
[ a.e.meth ] – Vega Skin*
Pink Fuel – Fresh Lip Tints
Lamb – Wolf
RC Cluster – News Mic
HOC Industries – Tokyo77 Shirt
Orange Pekoe – Mix&Match Sweater
Glow Studio – Sweatpants Jeans
Jian – Ferret Neck Hugger
*not out yet.
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A touch of lace added to clothing makes it so much more feminine and interesting. The Emma top and shorts from The Secret Store has just the right amount of lace and a vibrant grapefruit pattern. I’m not taking this outfit off for a week! Visit my Flickr for an up-close look of the pattern and see full-sized images of my bedroom!
I have mentioned this before, but most furniture in SL have built-in poses that are too awkward for nice photos. Which is why I went to the marketplace and bought a pretty sitting pose for today’s photo, instead of using one of the built-in ones that comes with this bed. The pose is from a store called Secret Body; the creator is a fellow blogger that I’ve followed for a long time on Flickr. I love when bloggers create things, such as poses, cos we’re pretty much experts when it comes to hiding bad angles and posing pretty.
What I’m Wearing:
Truth Hair – May (and crown)
The Secret Store – Emma Top, Shorts (Grapefruit)
Ingenue – Maisie Sandals (Ivory)
Hello from Baja Norte! If you want to take nice photos in SL, the most important step is to find a nice outdoor place. I prefer photographing on beach sims with lots of water and sky cos I can play with windlight settings and make the surrounding any color I want.
I love this new Empty Pages hairstyle from Exile, available at C88. I like long hairstyles in SL, especially side swept cos it’s more natural. I occasionally like short hairstyles too, but long hairstyles will always feel more ‘me’.
What I’m Wearing:
Exile – Empty Pages
The Secret Store – Nicole Bodycon Dress (Tropical)
Ingenue – Athina Sandal (Saddle)
In my last post, I mentioned Luxe Box and wasn’t sure if I would join. I ended up falling asleep that night and missing the deadline to sign up. Now that I’ve seen the products showcased on everyone else’s blog, I must say it was “worth it” for the $1,000L price tag, if you don’t mind an eclectic mix of styles and quality. Most seemed happy with the products offered, but was unsure if they would buy a blind box again with a possible price increase. Even though some of my favorite brands participated in this round, their items would not have been enough to entice me to buy the entire box. I am sure that many people who bought the box wishes there were previews!!
As I mentioned in my last post, designers want to know how much they will make before selecting the products to send. I noticed that once the items were sent out, people
complained gave feedback, then designers made changes and sent out even more options. Keep giving feedback, it works!
Consumers (aka people who spend money) always have the upper hand in SL, unless you choose to play by their (aka people who want to earn money) rules. How can you get previews of Luxe Box? Don’t join the group until the very last-minute. I propose waiting until the 14th of June to join. The longer you wait, the more likely it is that designers and organizers will release preview pics of their products to entice you. After all, you have the money and they have products to exchange for money.
Do you think my idea is a good one? Did you like the surprise element or do you want previews? Let me know in the comments!
What I’m Wearing:
LeLutka – Bailee Hair
This round of Collabor88 is pretty interesting, the theme is New Americana. I am in the mood for some patriotic things, so I picked up the Lana Romper in this lovely red, white, and blue pattern. I also got the matching Sage Lacey Jacket; I’ll find a reason to wear this a lot. Both are from The Secret Store. I also found some adorable patio chairs and matching parasol from Soy for my sim. I even found a classic Coca-Cola sign to pose in front of, and you can’t get much more American than this!
I’m also wearing NEW LASHES from FateLashes in this post. I wanted to do a close-up picture, but just watch the video on youtube, it’s everything you need to know. I love these lashes, they are well worth the money. I especially love that I can fit one side, then use the HUD to mirror it on the other side so I don’t have to fit it twice! L-O-V-E.
Have you heard of Luxe Box? There are a few hours left to join Luxe Box, a new monthly subscription service in SL. The price for this month is $1,000L, but apparently that price will go higher, maybe even double or triple the following months. I have subscribed to many subscription boxes in RL, mostly for beauty products. I prefer the boxes with previews, and so I can choose to buy it if I like the products on offer. I tend to unsubscribe from boxes without previews, since the products end up too random and not my style. Which is why I haven’t joined Luxe Box but I still have a few hours to decide! My friends tell me that the first month, since they’re still in the promotion phase, lots of designers will give out fatpacks. Fatpacks of what, though?
The idea is intriguing, but I think it is deliberate that the items are not previewed. You can’t blame the designers for wanting to know exactly how much they will make for their effort before choosing to send out 1 item or a fatpack. It’s easy to do the math and figure out how much money each brand will earn for the month. Maybe I’m too logical, and the reason is something more simple like, they think SLer’s enjoy surprises. Do we? Will you pay money to get random surprises or are you more willing to buy a box with previews? Let me know in the comments!
What I’m Wearing:
Truth Hair – Coco
The Secret Store – Lana Romper (Coral); Sage Lacey Jacket (Chalk)