Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A Plastik Christmas…


Seasonal clothing doesn’t have to mean Santa Hats and Reindeer horns, sexy fluffy Mrs. Claus outfits and looking like you just fell out of an Igloo.. Aikea Rieko of the Plastik (also here and here) has taken some of her favourite designs and textured them with a whole host of themes, making them wearable for winter and Christmas. She has even taken a number of skins and painted them with Cranberry, Holly, Mint, Candy Cane and Christmas Past themes.

Simply Red_001b

The skins come with matching ears. Price 999L includes one tone, 3 pairs of eyes and several Make-ups. The Cranberry colour is particularly lovely (if a little hard to shoot pictures of) and each skin  also comes in a number of makeup styles. She also has eyes which come in a matching pair or available in a prim version. She has shoes, and Arm warmers, Legging,TShirts with funny sayings, Scarves, Lingerie and Dresses (prices ranging around 199L) .

Simply Red20_001b

Everything is beautifully textured (& I admire her perfect seams…so hard to do..) Risk City may not be the first place one would think of shooting a Christmas Themed post, but it’s gorgeous and full of interesting spots… (I do look a little Vulcan on the above pic, dont’cha think??) I also found Katey Coppola’s poses (of Glitterati) to be a perfect expression of what I was trying to show..


Credits: All Pics shot @ Risk City. All Poses from Glitterati. All Magika Reall Prim Eyelashes. All Eyes Plastik Vae Coll.

Skins The Plastik {R} in Christmas Past, Cranberry, Menthe, Holly & Candy Cane. Plastik Outfit 1 – Turtle Dress (poinsetta), Shoes Fir Tree (stilletto), Leggings (emerald) Skin Elven Christmas Past (Cult). Hair Clawtooth be My Girl (snow). Outfit 2 – Dress Bordello (company party),Skin Elven Cranberry (freck), Warmers Poinsetta, Shoes (Goodwill to All), Hair Clawtooth could I resist (Sunset) Necklace Artilleri (group gift). Outfit 3 – Dress Friday (cutsey christmas), Fierri Leggings (holly jolly),Raziel Scarf (howl), Lipstick Gloves (jolly), Skin Elven Menthe (evel) Hair Clawtooth Louise Brooks (softest black). Outfit 4 -  Skin Elven Holly (hollyblooms), Dress Shredder (holly), Studded Scarf (vintage)Hair Curious Kitties Nyanotech (Maylie),Outfit 5 – Dress  Galizie (Decorum), Skin Elven Candy Cane (ice queen), Hair Clawtooth Beg your Pardon (chocolate cake).

Monday, December 6, 2010

In or Out?


It has been snowing all day. The pond is finally frozen over and people are skating…


I am a wuss when it comes to the cold. I am not even wearing boots…


Ice fishing anyone? Ignore me as I perform a perfect face plant in the snow…


I have been here before…years ago I wandered in here one September and a guy in a red suit gave me the grand tour. I am told he is really busy…


My kids have a snow day today. I am told that our ski hills will be opening a week early. Winter is not officially here for another few weeks but don’t tell Jack Frost!

Credits: Pics shot @ New England Lakes, All Poses by Rogan Diesel of Dieselworks Kalli & Cyn {R}. Skin by Glam Affair Eva Skin Winter Makeup (Dressing Room), Outfit by Jane (All on Sale) aviator Jacket (raven), Essence Pants (raven), Aviator Sweater (blush), Shoes Surf Couture Saturday Moccasins (black), Hair (with hat) Clawtooth Cuddle Puddle (Vampire Red) (sale).

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Identity Crisis!!!


If a shark stops swimming it dies… I think this holds true of SL as well.  This might explain why I move about once every 6 months. I knew that I needed to downsize but I didn’t want to compromise (with a lower prim count) what I have come to love about living in a RP sim. So My newly converted Tavern is starting to look Christmassy (I will be showing it to you soon) and my new skybox is built with all the features that I need. I tend to buy my houses but prefer to build my own skybox.

I was going for a clean look with room for an office, a big empty area for pictures, or setting up props, and experiments hehe. I used textures from Insight Designs and a mixture of two different packs worked for me. I also wanted windows and light so I bought light textures and added those to transparent prims. You can actually make these pretty easily in in PS as well as adding shadows (which I am going to try from scratch next..).

I have also been madly reading Tutorials, trying to educate myself as to what goes into making clothes. Who ever knew that seams are so difficult to match? I have been haunting the Beta Test Grid wearing uv maps, trying to avoid the newbies who think they now have oodles of money and want me to tell them how to transfer that money to the regular grid… As you can see I have been neglecting my blogging, oh yes I went to 111… I have been wearing the same outfit by Plastik for nigh on a week now, procrastinating about blogging and at the same time marvelling at Aikea’s texturing abilities. Good thing Rogan Diesel sent me along a couple of new pose packs or I might have not changed, or blogged for weeks (my rule is blog it then change). And don’t think I didn’t know that I looked funny decorating my Tutor style Tavern dressed as a Disco Queen…


Skybox Details: All Textures from InSight Designs, TV & Lamp, Rug, 50 ft Woman Artilleri Home, Desk by Dutchie, Decorative Seamstress Insight Designs, Decor wall Art Escher Prim by Prim, Propelled Space Window Art Dummy (which is one of my favourite things…the stars move).

What I’m wearing: Dress Plastik Octane (Partyface) {R} (299L), Lelutka Pow Pumps, Hair Miel Mohito, Glasses Glow Studio (He is Mine!), Baubles Chained Crystal Earrings, Rodeo Blvd. Necklace, Silver Bangle Bracelet (All on sale as the store is closing), Skin Curio (GP) Petal Frex, Autumn Cinnamon. All Poses Dieselworks Odyssey {R} (539-599L).