Tag Archive | !Diva

The Paradise Kiss

I discovered a new store by reading the I Heart SL feed, Paradise Kiss. Here’s a few samples of what you can find there:

The Paradise Kiss

This is a close view of the detail on the Elize blouse and Ellis skirt

The Paradise Kiss

The Valery Blouse comes in a two pack, of red and coral. This is the Red

The Paradise Kiss

And this is the Coral

The Paradise Kiss

Elize Blouse and Ellis Skirt


Credits

Clothing – Paradise Kiss

Hair – Diva

Skin – Ugly Duck

Pleated skirt – Coco Designs

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Primavera by World’s End Garden

World’s End Garden have a new mesh release, in three colours:

Primavera by World's End Garden

Rose Mist

Primavera by World's End Garden

Alice Blue

Primavera by World's End Garden

White Lily

Also, there is a Primavera gacha, with a variety of colours and styles!

Primavera by World's End Garden

Whites

Primavera by World's End Garden

Colours

Primavera by World's End Garden

Rare

Credits

Clothing and hair ornaments from World’s End Garden

Skin – Soko from Ugly Duck

Long hair from Diva

Short hair from Tram

Lip gloss – Doll gloss from Dead Apples

The Violent Seduction

The re-vamped, re-launched Cupcakes Sim hosts the Violent Seduction store.

Violent Seduction

The cream version of the Versailles dress is just 70L

Violent Seduction

This offer is for a very limited time, during the Grand Opening. Other colours available at full price.

Credits

Versailles Dress by Violent Seduction – special limited offer

Soko skin – pinched – by Ugly Duck

Hair – Diva

Let’s Talk Templates

The Cupcakes sim has revamped, relaunched and re-opened. It is now the home of Tuli, Violent Seduction, Sanu, Epic and A.D.D Andel, and each store has something special out for the opening.

The Cupcakes store is renowned for producing full perm skin templates so beloved by many of SL skin designers. What is not so well known is that you can also find regular skins, and a small clothing line.

Which brings me to the point of the blog post title…

Let's Talk Templates

I purchased this dress yesterday. I believe it is made from a template, and some people will gasp in horror at the prospect of wearing a template-made item. There is a complex skill involved in producing mesh items, and it is a journey in itself to learn this – also an expense to purchase software (or use Blender).

Let's Talk Templates

There is also quite a skill to make textures. Not everyone does this well, and most certainly, many mesh makers are really lousy texturers.

Let's Talk Templates

Making a texture, and applying it to mesh realistically is another skill.

Let's Talk Templates

Many, many creators utilise templates for skin, clothing, jewellery, shoes, hair and the list goes on. Few acknowledge this, which is fine. Some boast that they do not use templates, when it is clear that they do.

Let's Talk Templates

As in most free economies, success is mostly consumer driven – if the consumer does not like, the consumer will not buy. If the consumer does not buy, the seller makes no money – and in the case of SL – leaves. Whether these are template, or original work, is fairly immaterial in my opinion.

So my point is – the development of mesh in world has allowed a variety of new skills to flourish. These skills work in unison to produce new and eye catching designs. However, generally the skills are not all located in one person.

Anyway – Cupcakes Sim, specifically the Cupcakes store, is where you will find all these dresses. Some are as low as 70L for the opening sale. You should pop along this weekend to see for yourself.

Credits

Skin – Soko from Ugly Duck New – all hand drawn

Hair from Diva

All dresses shown from Cupcakes sim

Walking on Water

Well, what an eventful weekend! After weeks of searing heat, last Friday night brought a super cell storm to my city, with the accompanying electric storms, knocking out power and cutting a swathe of damage right across the northern suburbs. Yes, right where I live. So in honour of this event, I have named this post..

Walking on Water

This magical dress is new from LpD and is available in three pastel colours

Walking on Water

LpD sizing always seems to work for me, without needing to do shape tweaking

Walking on Water

And my hair is new from Diva, style Zaara

And of course my skin is Soko from Ugly Duck

Credits

Dress from *Les Petits D├ętails*

Soko skin from Ugly Duck

Hair from Diva

Pinkle

It has been so hot lately – records broken last week. It’s too hot generally to sit in front of the computer and fiddle with photos for hours, however I managed to get a few done in the cool of the evening and very early hours this morning.

Pinkle

This jersey and pants separates comes from Cold Logic. The wintery style makes me forget about the scorching summer, at least for a little while

Pinkle

The boots are from Maitreya, and have the meticulous attention to detail that is a trademark

Pinkle

I love the texturing of this jersey, it looks real enough to touch

Pinkle

My hair is from, Diva at Collabor88, and my beautiful skin is a new release from Ugly Duck

Credits

Cold Logic – yapple jersey and leggings (separates)

Maitreya – Stagioni boots

Diva at Collabor88 – Kalli hair

Ugly Duck – *NEW* Soko skin

Saturday Shopping

Saturdays are wonderful relaxing days, and I did a spot of shopping over breakfast.

My first port of call was Leverocci:

Saturday Shopping

I found this beautifully made pencil skirt. I’ve added the soft blouse from The Secret Store

Saturday Shopping

A further wander through the store found this jazzy dress. I love the vibrancy of it, and the ‘moveability’

Saturday Shopping

Then on to Michami to discover this new release brocaded dress

Saturday Shopping

These two also caught my eye at Michami

Saturday Shopping

My last stop was the Pre-New Year Sale by EUPHORIA. This is only for a few days, so if you want some gorgeous bargains, you need to hop along there FAST. These delicate, intricate earrings are from WTG

Credits

Leverocci

Michami

Pre-New Year Sale by EUPHORIA

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Painstone red necklace by S H I

Dotty blouse from the Secret Store