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Amina Booties 1

Amina Booties 2

I have been having the last few days off, running around Second Life with Whimsy, Anessa and her Sister Jhuzen who has returned after a few years afk. We had a great time running all over the place, at the same time having to reteach her just about everything because the last two years have been the biggest changes overall.  With viewers and mesh being the most obvious.

Taking the days off though and nattering on and on about everything we could, was definitely a wonderful change to the usual routine, it was fun, I strongly suggest everyone takes a day off, even if while still logged in at least once a fortnight. Anessa herself had been having a hiatus of late from her blog On Your Toes, which has been a great shoes focused blog since 2007 and with her 700th post this past week, she has given it a clean out, and will be returning to blogging more regularly as well as featuring more of a whole look, which is great because she has always put together ensembles to feature with the shoes anyway.

All of that definitely worth mentioning seeing as today I am not only featuring some great footwear but also one of her dresses from DCNY, as well as a lovely dress from Fanatik.

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Belt Up – New Skins New Hair


Usually I post the faces of new skins, the make ups and so on, well with Izzies skins that is all tattoo’s so the mixing and matching to find the looks you love is half the fun of trying the skins. This time however, I decided to do shots of the tones, I have not done that in a long time actually and need to more often, because tones like these ones need to be seen in their glory.

The darker tones especially. These are rich and soft and just delightful…

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Apartment is Living

Due to What’s New SL, I am fortunate to get to stores I otherwise would not find. While I was there, I was ooohing and aaaaaahing constantly at the amazing builds that were available to view in a dome location. You get to tp to it from the actual store, which in itself is adorable. Whimsy has me hooked on houses, she changes hers usually every other week, and with all of the incredible events that happen throughout the year, I often amass great piles of furniture and home decor, which I just love to bits.

So with the help of Whimsy Winx and all of these great pieces, I was able to decorate a truly wonderful home. Often in SL I see the query about apartment living, and there are thousands of skyboxes around SL that some think fit that category. But when you see this build up close and personal, and I do encourage you to, you will see that this is definitely how apartment living should be.

While the outside is an illusion, there is no door, and you want to really believe in the ideal that you are only one of the apartments in the build, it is done in such a wonderful way. Also it is built high, so that the lower portion of the build will fit into any Terra-forming that you may not have control over, allowing for hills, and such, and one of the stand out things about the build, is that the beautiful trees come with.

FA - DEER - Outside

When you first rez the French Apartment, and it is so perfectly named, you will find that it is rezzed in a huge box, this is for privacy in the sky, it is not linked to the build, so you can of course delete it if you are setting up on land, or you could probably change the shape to a sphere and make it a dome surround, your choice. You will need to make your landing point inside of the apartment, as I said no doors – not outside anyway – so if not setting home, then definitely make a landmark, or maybe even hide a TP system in the trees for personal use.

As I said Whimsy and I furnished it together, and I just love it, so I will have to tidy up all the mess in the sky so I can save some prims lol. In the pics you can see each room from the foyer, which has double doors to show the pretend entrance. Now if you don’t want it to stay fake, the build is all mod, so you could in fact make those doors go to the outside and vice versa. The apartment is also copy, so don’t freak out if you make a mistake.

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In a sack in a sack

Kittens in a sack

Kittens in a Sack, Kittens in a Sackkkkk my bottom looks like kittens in a sackkkk *sings*. I am sure I have said this in the past about Mesh, well if you weren’t paying attention it is how I describe the look from behind as you move in really well shaded and rigged MESH. By Kittens in a Sack I of course mean playfully as they climb under things and explore whatever they find when they are just little kitten bundles of furry goodness.

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Silent Night

Ruxy Tree
Whimsy and Sasy

Silent Night, Holy Night, all is chaos because you just realised that your Aunt Beatrice is turning up for Christmas and you have to get all her handmade knick knacks out of storage in time to put them up in the house before she arrives. Isn’t that really how Christmas can be? I don’t really have an Aunt Beatrice or any knick knacks in storage, but it does seem like a fun way to stress out over Christmas.

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12 Hours to Go – show your support


It is that time of the year again, when Cajsas friend Maht Wuyhts, donates all of his time and skill DJ’ing Marathon Style for a great cause. There are only 12 hours left, he has already spent 24 hours DJ’ing at The Velvet in SL and in RL also. This is a great effort and you should definitely show your support. Stop by and have a dance, show some love by donating – every little bit or large bit helps – and if you can’t stay and dance, then definitely do the donation part…you might even be lucky enough to dance with Cajsa.

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It’s just Status really

A quickie today, as this outfit really impressed me loads. It can be worn as a whole look, or take the parts and mix and match with other wonderful items. I especially love the tights worn under the hotpants, they are so well made and striking.

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Vintage Mix

Vintage Mix

So the other night, I was all ready to log back in to Second Life, and shock horror no internet. Seriously getting a straight answer from our main internet/phone company in Australia is like pulling teeth. Being told on Tuesday night that the service should be seen to on Thursday night is just excruciatingly painful, but surprise surprise they got it done early…yay.

So instead of fiddle faddling around when I finally got it back, here I am in all my yummyness…the outfits are great too :P.

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Standard Sizing

I love shoes, and even though this post isn’t about shoes, in RL I am a 10 or a 41 depends on where the shoes are made. If I go into any shoe store in the world, generally I can just ask for a 41 or a 10 and depending on the style of the shoe, it should fit me perfectly. When the saleslady comes out and tells me they don’t have it in a 10/41 but would I like to try a 9? I growl internally, because if I could fit a 9 I wouldn’t ask for a 10.

It is a great comfort to have that level of assurance no matter where you are, and a team of like minded content creators have developed that kind of security for Second Life. Minnu, Thora, Emma and Siddean, better known as LeLutka/Celoe, Surf Co./Mon Tissu and SLink have combined their skills, as well as their customer base, and by polling as many as participated come up with “Standard Sizing” for Mesh.

This concept isn’t only for the customer though, it is an idea that if other stores take on this “Standard Sizing” option, will assure their customer base that what is made in Mesh will fit their avatars in the same way as other stores they shop in that also adopt the “Standard Sizing” options. The sizes are Extra Extra Small (XXS), Extra Small (XS), Small (S), Medium (M), and Large (L).

This made many of you exhale sharply I know, but this is where it gets interesting, and very very handy. First off as a customer, the “Standard Sizing” is a broad range of fits. The thing about Mesh and how it moves with your body, is that it actually does that more than just shifting with your movement. If you are 100 tall or 20, the same pair of pants will fit you to the exact same length on your body, and it is more than that, if you fit a size S (small) you could look completely different in shape than the girl next to you also buying an S (small). There are 78 Sliders that determine your shape – I counted – and only 8 of those have an effect on your shape for Mesh. All you have to do is try and see, I mean rather than throw your hands up and scream NO NO NO NO NO! give it a try, maybe the first things you tried didn’t work for you, but don’t give up trying Demos in stores that are making Mesh. Examples of how the same fit can have different shapes HERE , HERE and HERE

Now where it benefits content creators is many ways. The first one is learning. Mesh is new to so many content creators. You may or may not have made sculpts in the past, blender/maya – or whatever 3d application you use, may be new or not to you, but either way, when you open that program as small as the screen may be, that grid space can seem very very big when empty. By downloading the “Standard Sizing” Mesh Files, you will have a model to work off in 5 different shapes from the very start. No need to do everything off Ruth, or try and make your own. Not only is this a great starting point, but its a consistent one through all your products.

On a side note lol, if you use the models in your software, even if you do not make clothes, you have a much better reference. Say you make furniture, it is a great way to see where an avatars legs will bend for a sofa, or if you are making a building, how tall your average doorway should be based on heights, there are many things you can use them for as reference.

Back to clothing though, many are going to look at the slider numbers for the Standard Sizing and know immediately that items will not fit them, the most obvious will be if your breasts are much larger. Because once you have Mesh on and the Alpha layers, your bigger breasts will look smaller, and for some thats a no go. But consider this as a starting point and as a content creator think again of RL. In RL you don’t just have size 10 bras, you have 10a, 10b,10c and so on. So if you know for a fact that you have a large enough customer base that are loyal to your brand and also have larger breasts, you could still use the Standard Sizing, but add the a,b and c options. A tad more work yes, but you will be the one that decides if it is worth it to you or not.

Other than clothing, the Standard Sizing can also work for Shape Makers. Over the years many shape makers have included System Skirt Shapes, with the Standard Sizing shapes and numbers being available to all for free, this could be something that shape makers use to include in their products, that way also assuring new customers that the shape they choose will have the ability to shop in any of the “Standard Sizing” stores.

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