My husband is away on a trip with his dad this weekend which left me with a little extra time to play around with some photography effects I had been wanting to try. I have always loved photos that incorporated the depth of field feature. Unfortunately, my experiment was full of frustration and left me confused as to what I was doing wrong. My viewer camera would capture in-world DoF when I took small snapshots, but the effect was completely lost when I switched to high resolution snapshots. I took my frustration to Plurk where the lovely Harlow Heslop shared that this was very common. On one hand, the information was a relief since I really hadn't been doing anything wrong with the viewer, but on the other hand, it stressed me a little to think that I would have to use PhotoShop to really get the effect that I wanted. I panic a little every time I think about learning something new with PhotoShop... I'm not exactly good at it. I ended up finding a very easy tutorial on how to create a depth of fiend effect in PhotoShop, and trust me... If I think it is easy, anyone can do it!
coldLogic released several new designs this past week, including the adorable skirt I'm wearing. I have been in love with this brand's designs since their opening this past January. They have a very classy casual look, and to be such high quality items, you can purchase them for an extremely reasonable price. The Gemma skirt is available in four colors and includes standard sizes; the same skirt design is also offered under two other names (Glass and Giles) in four colors each. The Matta shirt was released in early September and is also available in four colors with standard sizes included. All demos are free at coldLogic.
This entire look was inspired by such a simple item... The new tights from Izzie's! Two packs of fifteen colors each were released this past week with one pack containing colors and the other pack containing the basics. The tights come on the underpants and socks layers; they are modifiable which really allows you to make them your own and fit any look you are going for.
aDORKable Poses is participating in this month's round of My Second Box. If you aren't familiar with this 'event,' each month you join the in-world group at a cost of 300L per month. A selection of designers will send out samples of products via the group starting on the 15th of each month. You have until the 25th to snag the items from the group's notices section; on the 26th of each month, everyone is ejected from the group and new enrollment will begin on the first of the next month. If you would like to check out the featured designers and products before joining, check out the My Second Box website and Flickr.
Clothing: [Top] Matta in White by coldLogic, [Skirt] Gemma in Charcola by coldLogic, [Undershirt] Intrinsic Top in Red Delicious by JANE (free) and [Stockings] *Sheer Tights in Cherry by Izzie's
Jewelry: Jackie by LaGyo @ The Dressing Room
Shoes: Amina Mesh Platform Booties in Black by Baiastice
Hair: Spark in Brown 08 by [elikatira]
Skin: *Fuyu Skin Pale DB by Izzie's
Makeup: [Eyeshadow] *Fuyu Eyeshadow Silver and [Lips] *Lipstick Cherry by Izzie's
Poses:  *Attitude 2m by aDORKable Poses @ My Second Box and  *Honey 1 by aDORKable Poses
* Denotes promotional copy.