Mar 31, 2012
Harlow

TUTORIALS: Taking High Quality Photographs

I’ve put together a pretty standard tutorial on How to Take High Quality Photographs in Second Life.  I hope it helps you!  I’ve included some information on my computer specifications that I use, how to set your graphics settings up, anisotrophic filtering, camera restraints, and also some recommendations on other blogger tutorials to take a look at! I hope it helps you, and anyone you come across along the way! :)

Mar 31, 2012
Harlow

Reflection on a Saturday Afternoon

I love the weekends.  A chance to unwind, relax, and reflect on the past week.  What a busy week it was, filled with all sorts of odds and ends.  It was nice to head over to the adorable Felix Cove Cafe, and relax with a cup of hot chocolate, and a good magazine.  No one was around, so it was the perfect quiet Saturday afternoon, and a chance to reflect on a lot of the things coming up in my life.

Have you been to the Felix Cove Cafe before?  It’s on the sim that the furniture store DIGS is on, and it’s quite fantastic.  Let me tell you a little about both.  DIGS is owned by the incredibly lovely Miss Iris Maskelyne.  I absolutely love her furniture.  The couch i’m sitting on above is from DIGS, and I also own another couch, a bed, and a rug from DIGS.  All three are the highest quality, and have an incredible collection of poses to choose from.  If you are in the market for new furniture, her items are certainly worth taking a peek at.  They come in a variety of types, colors, textures, etc… She also has some great prefabs, including some absolutely beautiful skyboxes.

As for the Felix Cove Cafe, if you are looking for a tranquil place to come and relax, it is the absolute perfect little venue.  Iris mentioned that she had a lot of live events in the past, but due to her furniture store keeping her busy it’s quieted down a bit.  I look at this as a positive thing, because it now offers a great little venue to find some peace and quiet with a friend or loved one.  The venue is decorated to near perfection, and has the perfect ambiance to it.

So there you have it! A great furniture store, and a great little cafe for you to check out on this lovely spring weekend!  I hope you have a good one! <3

Credits

Skin: Glam Affair | Aida Ewing – Leah – Natural

Hair: Elikatira | Elikapeka Tiramisu – Caramel – Red 05

Freckles: L. Fauna | Launa Fauna – Extra Freckles – Dark

Eyes: Insufferable Dastard | Audrey Lamede – Shimmer – Blue

Lashes: Beetlebones | Suetabulous Yootz – Dollface (mesh) – Black

Glasses: Bitch. | Maxwell Graf – Mesh BC Frames – Black (only 1 linden!)

Nails: Leverocci | Jin Elfan – Round Nails (mesh) – Scarlet Plain

Top: coldLogic | coldLogic Resident – Weiss – Tropic

Jeans: Maitreya | Onyx Leshelle – Maitreya Zipper Skinny Jeans  #2

Feet: SLink | Siddean Munro – Barefeet Mesh Flat

Couch/Pose: DIGS | Iris Maskelyne

Location: Felix Cove Cafe

 

Mar 30, 2012
Harlow

Bramble

So… I had a moment last night.  Yes. A moment.  I stopped by Elikatira to pick up her two new beautiful hair releases (yup! That’s one of them in the pic!) and when I demoed my hair I took a look at my ears and realized they were RIDICULOUSLY small.  Like…baby small. It was pretty funny because my plurk/fellow blogger friend  Cady was standing there and I’m pretty sure she got a big kick out of how shocked I was.

Needless to say, I have adjusted my ears to make them a little more proportional (how did it take me over 4 years to not realize this?), and I’ve now adorned them with a pair of adorable earrings from Undefined Lilies. She has these cute earrings up for sale in a variety of colors.  I love how delicate they are.

I also wanted to point out my lashes.  I. Love. My. Lashes.  I’ve been wearing them for a few weeks now and can’t take them off.  They are from Beetlebones, they are mesh, and the pack comes with all sorts of styles.  They are unlinked so that you can adjust them and play with the angles/sizing to make them fit you perfectly.  I am so pleased with them!

I hope you are all as excited as I am that it is FRIDAY! :)

Credits

Skin: Glam Affair | Aida Ewing – Leah – Natural

Freckles: L. Fauna | Launa Fauna – Extra Freckles – Dark

Hair: Elikatira | Elikapeka Tiramisu – Daffodil – Red 05

Eyes: Insufferable Dastard | Audrey Lamede – Shimmer – Blue

Lashes: Beetlebones | Suetabulous Yootz – Dollface (mesh) – Black

Earrings: Undefined Lilies | Liliana Barrs – Bramble – Dark Purple/Gold

Mar 29, 2012
Harlow

Spring Embrace

One of my favorite Second Life home designers, Miss Ulaa Coronet has just recently released a spring themed cottage for you all to enjoy!  I unfortunately, have no place to rez the home currently, but liked it so much that I snuck over to the store to snap some photos to share with you.

The Spring Embrace Cottage from Funky Junk, is lovely, detailed, and perfect for the changing warmer weather.  If you are extra girly you will especially like it because it is VERY PINK!  The cottage is 118 prims (or if you use the adorable accessories included 194), has a reasonable footprint of 17 x 14, and is mod/copy.  Some of the accessories include a gorgeous fireplace, animated front porch swing, and some cute little birdhouses. On the interior you will find a great downstairs area, and a ladder leading to a cozy loft.  Also, on the back side of the cottage is a little sunroom which was my favorite feature of the house.  You could fill it with all sorts of assorted spring items!

If you are in the market for a new home for spring, this is certainly one that I would recommend checking out!

 

Mar 28, 2012
Harlow

Where It Begins

Have you stopped by the Where It Begins sim recently?  It’s a great sim, filled with a couple stores, some adorable little spots, and a new (and very cute) cafe as well.  The pose I’m using above comes from the store Evolve, owned by Bellastarr Fhang. Her store calls the Where It Begins sim home as well.  If you are looking for a great sim with some beautiful scenery to take photographs at, I highly recommend it.

Maybe I’m a little bold saying this, but Lyric Demina, owner of the fantastic store Chain and Vine, may be one of the best mesh riggers I’ve seen on the grid.  This well made mesh gown that i’m wearing moves BEAUTIFULLY.  Absolutely BEAUTIFULLY.  It was about time that I got around to blogging something from this store once again, and I’m absolutely pleased with this dress.  The pretty flower in my hair comes with the dress as well, and the flowy pieces at the bottom, and ruffle at the top, you can attach optionally. The dress comes in a few other great colors as well.

Now… I just need a formal event to wear it to…

Credits

Skin: Glam Affair | Aida Ewing – Leah – Natural

Hair: Wasabi Pills | MissAllSunday Lemon - Kumi

Eyes: Insufferable Dastard | Audrey Lamede – Shimmer – Blue

Lashes: Beetlebones | Suetabulous YootzDollface (mesh) – Black

Necklace: JCNY | JD Hansen – Johanna Collection – Diamond & Pearl Necklace

Nails: Leverocci | Jin Elfan – Round Nails (mesh) – Scarlet Plain

Dress & Hair Flower: Chain and Vine | Lyric Demina – Belle Gown – Pearl

Pose: Evolve | BellaStarr Fhang

Location: Where It Begins