Essential

23 05 2010

I’ve been on a SL break for the last few weeks and that’s why I’ve not posted in so long.  I’m not entirely sure that break is over, but I had to come back and do a post featuring my newest favorite photography gadget:  The PoseAnywhere HUD by Essential Soul Studios

When my new friend DavidThomas Scobal contacted me to tell me about his creation, I was really excited to try it out.  A HUD that lets you use your own no trans poses on someone else?  I’ve wanted something like this since I first started taking photos in SL.  And while I find it terribly ironic that it’s being released the same week I close my photo studio, I am extremely thankful for its existence.

To test it out, I took the lovely Kyria Tomsen to Bon Temps, La (the True Blood SIM) and snapped some fun photos in the graveyard.

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Search & Destroy

3 05 2010

I’ve been in a blogging funk lately.  It’s not that I don’t have anything TO blog…I just haven’t had the desire to actually do it.  Call it being in a rut, or being lazy, or whatever you want.  All I know is two weeks is too long to be in any kind of rut.  To knock myself out of it and get back into blogging, I did what I always do when I’m feeling creatively blocked.  I put on some music and see where it takes me. 

Last night I was listening to a cover of the Iggy Pop classic “Search & Destroy” and sifting through my massive inventory.  Lo and behold, a look started to emerge influenced directly by the music blaring in my ears.  It’s a bit glam, a bit punk, a bit rock and a lot fashionista. 

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Adding An Edge To Glam

19 04 2010

A new release from Leezu Baxter is always cause for celebration.  She is one of the most unique designers on the grid and, even if one of her designs isn’t exactly my style, I am always intrigued by it.  More often than not, however, it is exactly my style and I can’t wait to tp over to her store and snag a few colors.  Such was the case with this newest release, the Mailiin Blouse.

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Sometimes It’s OK To Wear Pink!

14 04 2010

While I check to make sure Gabby didn’t just faint at the title of this post, you should probably know that today is Pink Shirt Day!  This is an effort, both rl and sl, to raise awareness for the Anti-Bullying Campaign.  Several SL designers have released special items and gifts to show their support.     And though it is Pink Shirt day, not all of these items are shirts.  There are poses, jewelry, and other stuff for you to snag as well.

I wanted to do something a bit different for the blog post, because who wants to see me in a pink shirt besides Gabby?   Instead, I gathered some plurk friends and snapped a quick photo of us wearing some of the items you can get today.  And while my avatar does look a bit sad in the back there, I promise it’s not because of the pink shirt!  Several fantastic designers have stuff out today including A-Bomb, Dreams, Glitterati, Long Awkward Pose, BOOM, and more.  A partial list will be at the bottom of this post instead of the usual model info.  (Did you see how many people are in that photo?) When you grab one of these special items, you’ll get a more complete list.

Bullying happens every day, and though this event started because of an incident with a 9th grade boy, bullying happens to all ages and all types of people.  I’m sure we’ve even seen instances of bullying in SL.  So help make a difference by grabbing a pink shirt and standing up with your friends to say enough is enough.

 

Photography by Arcadia Nightfire, MDR Photo Studio

Pose:  Glitterati

Models (in no particular order):
Arcadia Nightfire
Gabby Panacek
Kyria Tomsen
December Dollinger
Harper Ganesvoort
Tymmerie Thorne
Addison Mortlock
Lavea Alter
Chandni Khondji
SySy Chapman
Aldwyn Zanzibar

List of stores participating in Pink Shirt Day:
(This list is NOT complete. I’m only listing the ones I know about, so please don’t sue me if you find someone I forgot to mention)

alaMood
A-Bomb
Adore & Abhor
Pig
BOOM

Long Awkward Pose
Glitterati
Get Bent
Hopscotch

LacieCakes
KHUSH
*Ticky Tacky*
Scribble
Mudhoney
(OMFG) I Love It!

*Dreams*
Tyranny





For The Love Of…RFyre

12 04 2010

**Edited to correct model info**

If you missed the Avenue For The Love of McQueen event last month, have no fear.  Another fantastic designer has put her contribution up for sale in store. If you’re a fan of Alexander McQueen or Goth Couture, tp over to House of RFyre and pick up Raven Pennyfeather’s contribution to the event:  For The Love of McQueen.

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Fit For A Queen

7 04 2010

Agnes Finney created a gorgeous dress called Mayur for the charity event “For The Love of McQueen” that ran all through March.  If you didn’t get a chance to see that or pick it up, you can still grab it in her store, My Precious by Agnes Finney.  Now that the event is over, however, Agnes has created another version of the Mayur dress: Queen Mayur Grandeur. 

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Getting Into Trouble

5 04 2010

This is not a typical blog post…

Steeling my nerves, I opened the door of the A-1 Detective Agency and stepped across the threshold, eyes zeroing in on the man I was here to see.  He was sitting behind a desk, shirt only half buttoned but his hat still firmly in place.  I blinked once, twice and then shut the door firmly, striding over to stand in front of the desk.  He didn’t even look up from the stack of papers he was signing.  I gripped the belt ties of my trench coat and waited for him to acknowledge my presence in the room.  And he would acknowledge me.  I was, after all, standing in front of his desk.  Besides, if all else failed, what I was wearing underneath this coat was sure to get his attention. 

My hands tightened on the ties as he finally looked up with a raised eyebrow. 

“You lost, doll?” His tone was far less helpful than his words.

I shook my head, trying to remain calm and collected, but truth was he made me a little nervous.  Okay, a lot nervous.  He was so much more…male than I expected him to be.  Tall, dark, and handsome was the cliché that came to mind, but with a healthy does of mysterious and sexy to round out the equation.  Why, oh why did I have to be attracted to him?  This would make what I had to do that much harder in the long run.  “I need your help.”

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