Perfectly Lucid

Shine has new eyes!! So after me whining about needing more eyes Brandy finally gave in and starting working on a new set. The results are some of the most beautiful eyes I have ever seen in sl. The Silent Lucidity set is a beautiful mix of soft colors and reflection. There are ten eyes in the set, so your sure to find something to your taste, also there is a stunning pair of free eyes in the store as well so you can test drive the style of the eyes and Brandy still sells the rest of the set for the insanely low price of 50L a pair or you can get all ten for 350L and they are worth every bit of it.

You can see the detail in the pic below (and you will probably notice the large shot, they are my favorite pair Soleil, they are amazing). Also Gasoline (a beautiful hazel green/brown) Ice(piercing blue) and Aurora(pale grey/blue with sparks of colors) are in my heavy rotation list.

TP to Shine!

Shine-eyes

Enchanted with Evie

I think all of us have those SL designers that we can name who just seem to exist on their own level of creativity and magic and/or designers who make us smile because their creations have been a part of so many of our happy moments. For me, Evangeline Miles of Evie’s Closet falls into both categories. Her dresses are wearable art that swish and twirl perfectly as you dance whether you’re dancing with someone special or simply dancing by yourself in a fit of joy, and I always feel gorgeous wearing her creations. Imagine my utter delight when Evie bought the Shine Enchanted set and told me that she was pairing it with her newest release in some of her vendor photos, and then she was kind enough to invite me to set up a vendor next to the Isabella release at her main shop.

Below you can see the vendor set-up just before Evie officially released the Isabella collection, so just ignore the “Coming Soon” and fly over to Evie’s Closet right now to grab one or both of the available options. Evie’s most recent releases have been so versatile with the various add-ons she creates for them. With a switch of attachments, you can easily go from being a princess to attending a tea party with a break in between for flitting about as a fairy. And there’s so much packed with Isabella with the wings, hair, and shoes in addition to the dress styles and stockings.

Shine Enchanted at Evie's Closet

It’s so easy to forget how to just be in SL. We start out having so much fun with our dancing and designing and socializing, and then some of us fixate on adding so many responsibilities that it all just becomes another job and we lose that sense of “anything is possible” that made us fall in love with it in the first place. With that in mind, I’d like to thank Evie for creating a release that reminded me of my love of wings and had me throwing on a fairy AO and flying around the beautiful Oubliette sim just enjoying it and taking some photos, and then when I went back to the workshop, I couldn’t help but dance as I worked. I hope all of you take the time to stop and smell the flowers.

SL Love Thursday: Wings

Enchanted

Last night I put my newest jewelry release up in Shine, and I decided I’d take a stab at blogging my own new release for a change. Kavar usually ends up doing mine for me just like I usually do his release posts for him. It’s kind of handy that way because it just seems so much easier to talk about someone else’s work for some reason. To help me ease into this, I’m also going to highlight a couple of recent favorites from other designers along with my own new release.

Enchanted is a silver and pastel floral set based on an unique flower sculpt that I created and textured in ZBrush, and then I applied some pastel tints in Photoshop to get the 5 color options – blue, orange, pink, purple, and red – shown in the image below. The idea originated with a memory of some ceramic roses and lilies that my grandmother collected and kind of took on a life of its own.

Shine Enchanted

OK, enough about me! Let’s move on to two of my favorite recent purchases – the Fluorite Tree Corset from Schadenfreude and the I’m Not Cute pose set from Lazy Places. I don’t think I’ve taken the corset off since I bought it. I’ve worn it with jeans, dressy trousers, leather pants, and a few skirts, and I just keep falling a little more in love with it. Purple and green together is one of my favorite color combinations, and this is a lovely deep shade of both colors. The swirled design of tree branches and roots is bold on some parts of the corset and subtle in others, lending a sort of shimmer to the cloth.

While SakuraDawn named this pose set “I’m Not Cute!”, it’s the equivalent of an adorable 3-year-old with her hands on her hips emphatically telling you “I’m not cute!” because these poses are cute no matter what they’re named. That’s to be expected though since Sakura herself is cute beyond words no matter how she might try to deny it. The poses at Lazy Places are among some of my favorites because they tend to be a bit whimsical while still very well made in that your body isn’t broken into a million pieces by them and because the majority of them fit my larger-than-average shape. I can’t begin to describe what a joy it is to be able to buy a whole set of poses at once rather than having to pick and choose the ones that fit. Anything that enables me to shop faster and more easily is a plus in my book!

I'm Not Cute!

Lazy Places recently moved to the new Katat0nik sim, so if you haven’t been there in a while, you really need to go check out the new store and take a look at all the new releases from poses to creative accessories like talking cupcakes that sit on your head. It’s a great site for photos too as Sakura has placed several of her poses around the shop, and if you’re a 7 Seas fishing fanatic, you have to spend some time there with your fishing rod. I really need to collect all of the lip piercings and Baitlyn, one day you shall be mine!

Baitlyn!