KISS – Hard Shadow Photography

KISS - Hard Shadow Photography

The other day I was reading an article that someone on Plurk had linked to. I cannot recall which article that was, but at the bottom was a suggested post that looked interesting. The suggested article was full of interesting images using hard shadow photography. See the article here. The photographers used items and the shadow that it cast to create a new beautiful image. I knew that I had to do this. Users in Second Life love using shadows in their pictures. It helps them become more real. Maybe you will want to give it a try.

Below on this page are the settings that I used for this picture. I am no expert in photography, but this is how I achieved my look. I stumbled upon a sim looking for butterflies and saw the hanging stars. Standing in front of the hanging stars while playing with my lights and shadows I found the look I wanted.

I hope that you try it and share your pictures with me. Cannot wait to see them all!

Kirin – Bird Poses @ The Seasons Story
Glam Affair – Lucrezia ( LeLutka Applier ) @ Uber
Tee*fy Jayna Dress (Luxe Box – December)
TRUTH HAIR Ice [Bangs] @ The Epiphany
TRUTH HAIR Tyne
.LeLutka.Head.Simone 2.2
Maitreya – Mesh Body – Lara 3.5
IKON – Triumph Eyes – Fjord
FATE Eye Poser v2.2

Find my hard shadow settings using the Phoenix Firestorm Viewer below:

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Feelin’ Pink

Feelin' Pink

Can pink be a feeling? I feel cute, feminine, soft, and girlie when I wear pink. My look of the day all started with this super pretty new hair from Truth. It comes in 3 styles (Ice, Wind, and Fire) and will be at The Epiphany – January. My gorgeous makeup is from Ravenna from Glam Affair. The lovebirds necklace is new from Cae at the Cosmopolitan event. You can change the initials on the leaves. (see a closeup here). I wanted something low cut and pretty to wear with my new hair and makeup, so I chose this sexy Tee*fy  Jayna dress from the December Luxe Box. Honestly, I have been so busy with the holidays that I have barely looked at what was in the December box.

Kirin – Bird Pose @ The Seasons Story

Cae :: Lovebirds :: Necklace @ Cosmopolitan
TRUTH HAIR Fire @ Epiphany (opens Jan 15 at 10pm SLT)
TRUTH Kingdoms Crown @ Epiphany
Glam Affair – Ravenna ( LeLutka Applier ) @ C88
Tee*fy Jayna Dress (Luxe Box – December)
.LeLutka.Head.Simone 2.1
Maitreya – Mesh Body – Lara
IKON – Triumph Eyes – Fjord
FATE Eye Poser v2.2

Thirteen

Thirteen

Yesterday, October 23, 2016, was my thirteenth rez day. It is really hard to believe that Second Life has held my attention for so long. Not long after joining I started making jewelry to wear because I couldn’t afford to buy it. Someone suggested that I start a jewelry store. I did that for about 11 years, and have seen many changes in content creation. Designers constantly have to adapt their methods to the ever changing Second Life. Eventually, I lost my appeal for creating, got off my platform and went shopping. I found that I loved it! I mean, who doesn’t love to shop?! Second Life has come a long ways thanks to the creators. My avatar is beautiful and continues to become even more all of the time so thanks to you.

❤ Caroline Apollo

Thirteen

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Luxe Box – May

Luxe Box is a new subscription box in Second Life. From the 1st through the 14th of each month you will be able to subscribe by joining the group. On the 15th you receive the hud that delivers your items. For the first month the introductory join fee was L$1,000. This is said to go up for following months. And previous months items will be available for sale. We will have to wait and find out how this all plays out. The website doesn’t say much. Overall I am extremely happy with my Luxe Box.

Let me show you what was received in the May Luxe Box.

Luxe Box - May

MishMish – Teacup Pomeranian in a companion, holding, sitting, sleeping, and stance position. The cute animated pup has 5 different color hair bows.

Magika – Luxe Box: May hair comes in 3 sizes: A, B, and C. The super cute hairstyle comes with 11 different colors. A definite LVE.

Tee*fy Verna  Simple Dress comes in 5 colors and is made for Maitreya and Slink. And the top is also included as a single piece to wear. L ve it! I paired it up with Ingenue Athina sandals from Collabor88.

-tres blah- Belted Shift Dress is the one item was overly excited about. Nobody knows what the items will look like before the box is released. But it’s Tres Blah, I knew that I wanted it and would lve it no matter what! 8 dress colors with 6 belt colors and either with a gold or silver buckle. So many color schemes here. This dress is made for Slink, Maitreya, and the standard avatar.

Blueberry – Luxe Box – Leign Bustier. This top came in 20 colors and is made for Slink, Belleza, Maitreya mesh bodies and the standard avatar. The pants are not part of Luxe Box, but are Neve Pant – Donna – Neutral.

Luxe Box - May

Foxes – Vintage Tied Tees are made for the Maitreya Lara mesh body only. There are 9 design choices. Lve

Stories&Co. by Flowey / Dakota Blouse was made for Maitreya and Slink mesh bodies and the standard avatar. The set comes with 3 styles, Lace, Basic, and Flat. The lace style has lace trim around the top while basic doesn’t, and the flat size is flat chested. There are 5 colors. I’m wearing the top with neve short – baby denim (shorts are not from Luxe Box).

REIGN.- Luxe Thigh High Pumps are made for Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, and TMP with 6 color choices.

Moon. Hair. // Sun Shy has not had overall positive response. However, I think it is a very pretty updo. This hairstyle has 20 color choices. Plus, each color also has a glitter look.

erratic / joan – dress is made for the Maitreya Lara body only. Sorry Slink and Belleza users. But it is so gorgeous! I really love the floral print. It also comes in blue, black, and green. I am so glad I got this. L♥VE

REIGN.- Peep Toe Pumps- LUXE BOX EDITION in 4 colors. These were a gift at the Luxe Box opening party for Luxe Box group members.

Also given to the group was a Luxe Sky Box – 1st Round Exclusive from Blueberry through the group notices. Foxes – Luxe Box Thank You Gift! – Cropped Outfit: which contained Foxes: – Cropped Long Sleeve and Foxes: – Waist High Skirt in 4 colors was given out at the party.

We also received in the Luxe Box:
tarte. kendall bed that is animated for singles, friends, or couples. 10 land impact. I lve this.
Scarlet Creative Aria Cottage. Love it!

Worn but not Luxe Box items:
an lar poses – Yolanda *new @ Shiny Shabby
alaskametro – Color Trends – lipstick *new @ On9
alaskametro – Color Trends nails RARE *new @ On9
Ingenue :: Athina Sandals *new @ Collabor88
!Rebel Hope – Island Girl Tan Earrings @ FaMESHed (gift)
Neve Pant – Donna – Neutral
Neve Short – baby denim
Yummy – Flower Midi Rings – Gold
paper.arrow leaf.necklace gold
LOGO – Sadie Mesh Head
Maitreya – Mesh Body – Lara
IKON Triumph Eyes – Armor
Glam Affair – Melanie Appliers for LOGO – 06 ( America )

Keep Your Focus on the Jewels

Vita

“I’ve always thought of accessories as the exclamation point of a woman’s outfit.” – Michael Kors

Let’s turn our focus on to the jewelry in Second Life. Accessories can really add to an outfit. This Tres Blah dress is cute, but with the right accessories it helps me stand out. SigiFaust of ieQED made the vita necklace and earrings set for the Shiny Shabby event. The metal is color change by hud with a selection of five different types. You have a choice of nine bead choices, such as black, brown, pink, white, mixed, etc. The necklace and earrings can be resized using the appropriate hud. The set is made of non-rigged mesh with materials enabled. It is currently at Shiny Shabby and I imagine it will then move to the mainstore.

ieQED vita.set.black L$199 each L$796 all Shiny Shabby
ieQED vita.necklace.black
ieQED vita.earrings.black
TRUTH HAIR Gilda [Light Blondes]
-tres blah- Overture Satin Dress – Cameo Pink
!bang – homme 020M Pose

Chevron

This versatile chevron necklace was a bargain buy for me. I picked it up recently at a Fifty Linden Friday sale. This style of necklace can be worn over a solid top/dress, or the way I have it on with an open top that brings your eyes down. Paper.arrow has it available in four different metal choices (gold, silver, rose, black). It will be a staple necklace in my wardrobe. Inside the box are Maitreya Fit and Belleza Isis versions. This mesh necklace is set with modify rights for sizing. I paired the necklace up with the Glam Affair Nina Hoops in Gold. These earrings also came in Gold Bronzed and Silver. I picked these up at a FLF sale back in January. I couldn’t find the earrings in the store or on marketplace as of today.

paper.arrow chevron.necklace gold [M-Beta] L$150 each L$450 all
Glam Affair – Nina Hoops Gold
[INK] Hair___WHO2 ::TwoTone/Hair Fair Gift
Teefy Bianca Top – Maitreya – Scarlet
Notebook Pose 6 – Label Motion L$50L individual L$150 pack Shiny Shabby (the single pose did not come with a notebook)

SLURLS
-Glam Affair – Eles America 05 F
IKON Odyssey Eyes – Clarity
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara