I think I may have overdone it just a tad with the number of pictures I have for my post this weekend, but I honestly couldn't help myself. I finally figured out how to use a 'homemade' projector to create shadows in Second Life. Two things I learned from the experience: (1) This technique can add a lot of drama to the picture, and (2) shadows produced on the body can be a little much. I still need a lot of practice using this photography style, but I love learning and improving what I can do with photos. I would really love to learn how to do more Photoshop techniques... The really dramatic photos almost always seem to be heavily Photoshopped.
Cinema opened this weekend, and I must say that I am extremely impressed with the build. The entire venue is mesh; the design is absolutely beautiful and the textures are so much fun. When you go, be sure to turn the music on; it really adds to the experience.
The outfit I'm wearing is one of the creations available from Volstead at Cinema. Before the event, I had never heard of this designer, but I immediately fell in love with all the products available in her booth. Unfortunately, she does not have a shop in world to visit, but there are a few items on the Marketplace to check out. It was very difficult to choose which dress I wanted to showcase and then even more difficult to choose what color I wanted to purchase. Each color comes with two colors of lace. I decided on the short and sexy yet conservative design that could be lingerie or simply a very sexy dress for a night out with a special someone. The mesh fits me perfectly and moves so beautifully with my ava. The textures are stunning and add so much depth to the design. Five sizes are included with the purchase, but there is no alpha layer included; instead, the texture of the dress has been put on clothing layers to wear under the dress. A free demo is available.
Izzie's released a new skin this past week titled Fuyu. The thing I love the most about this new set is the eyeshadow! I'm absolutely in love with the shimmer on the different colors; it looks very much like something I would wear in my real life. The skin is available in eight tones and includes a modifiable shape, optional freckles, four brow colors, optional cleavage, a nail base, twelve lipsticks, twelve eyeshadows, eyeliner, blush and an eyebrow shape. Each tone is priced at 1170L (with the exception of Mocha and Cocoa since these contain only one brow option), and a free demo is available.
All poses in this post are brand new from aDORKable Poses and are available at Cinema. Four packs were released containing five poses each plus mirror poses. Two couple poses are also available at Cinema. I really need to log my husband's avatar in, give him a makeover and take some sappy couple pictures with him. We celebrated our first anniversary this past week in real life, and I couldn't feel more blessed to have such an amazing person in my life.
Clothing: Liaison in Blush by Volstead @ Cinema
Jewelry: Timeless Pearl Earrings in Black Pearl by EarthStones
Stockings: Lace Pantyhose in Black A by Attitudes
Shoes: *Ute Mesh Pumps in Black by Baiastice
Hair: Morning in Black 04 by [elikatira]
Skin: *Fuyu Skin Pale DB by Izzie's
Makeup: *Fuyu Eyeshadow PinkBlue by Izzie's
Poses:  *Frontier 2 Mirror,  *Flux 2 Mirror,  *Element 2 and,  *Odyssey 1 by aDORKable Poses @ Cinema
Location: The Pixel Bean Coffeehouse
* Denotes promotional copy.