Now available at POSEUR! Celebratory poses to ring in the new year ❤
I recently got my hands on a red gown from Nardcotix that features bare shoulders, a plunging neckline, and a leggy, thigh-high slit. Sexy!
The gown comes two skirt versions. The version I’m wearing in this post features an adornment at the hip; the other skirt version comes without the adornment.
The back of the gown also exposes a lot of skin. I like how my LAQ skin looks in certain lighting conditions when I have shadows enabled in SL, so I did that for these shots. 😀 The only drawback about enabling shadows is the lack of anti-aliasing. 😦 It’s not as noticeable when you scale the image size down, though!
As soon as I put on this gown, I knew I wanted some poses that would show off some leg! I decided to make my own poses for this post, and I ended up making a total of four. I’ve used the poses in the images above. 😀 I had made a set of four poses for a previous blog post, too, so I figured I may as well set these out in my store, Mela’s.
If you’re in my store group, you’ll be getting these poses for free; I’m sending them via the subscriber group right before I post this. Random group gift for tonight only! 😀 The poses will be up for sale in my store later tonight. ^_^
I picked up fri.day‘s freebie ballet sweater a while ago for my alt and I really liked it, so when they held their sale earlier this month I knew I had to get it in black.
After I put on my new sweater, I decided I wanted to dress my av up as if she were heading to ballet class. ^_^ While doing so, I ended up rediscovering some oldies-but-goodies that still look good. You can click on the images to see larger versions.
My Tess hair from LAQ, which works with the hairbase option on my all-time favorite skin, was perfect for this look. I searched for legwarmers in my inventory and unearthed some older BP* “ungry rabbit” legwarmers! These are no longer sold at BP* (hehe, vintage), but the lace versions are still available and Bettie’s got lots of other colorful types available now. I also threw on my Blaze tights (another old favorite) and the cute free flats I recently got at In Her Shoes.
I felt my look wasn’t complete, however, without a shoulder bag. After all, when you head in to dance class, you need to bring things like your shoes, extra hairbands, water bottle, towel, and maybe some jeans for afterward. 😀 I rootled through my inventory for a bit to see if there were any shoulder bags that would work, and I found some old Sumi (Tuli) lucky chair bags that I got last year. (I wish she’d make stuff like this again, they’re so freaking CUTE.)
I realized at that point that I don’t have any bag holding poses. I’d always meant to make a bunch of shoulder bag poses but that’s just one of the one-hundred-gajillion things I’ve been meaning to do in SL that I never got around to. I decided that I would do some poses right then and there, and here are the four I did just for this post 😀
I’m probably going to be making these bag poses available later at my store, Mela’s. I dunno when :p
Right after I took these shots, I found out from my friend Vivi that I could get my WinterChoice!2009 CSR cards stamped a day early if I joined the Choice! group. (If you’re not familiar with the Choice! events, please visit here for more info.) I wasted no time and got my cards stamped, and one of the first things I unpacked was the DPyumyum white tiger avatar. Oh my god… this avatar is SO KEWT. Seriously! I fell in love with it and ran around SL as White Tiger Mel for several days ❤ and took this fun, short dance vid:
Sweater – fri.day, Ballet Sweater
Tiger avatar – DPyumyum WinterChoice!2009 CSR gift (obtained by redeeming fully stamped CSR card at the Choice! Event Hall)
Tights – Blaze pantyhose
Legwarmers – BP*, legwarmers usagi (discontinued item)
Shoes – In Her Shoes, Bows Bows Distressed black flats
Bag – Sumi (Tuli), When pigs fly (discontinued lucky chair item) [slurl leads to current temp location in the sky]
Skin – LAQ Trisha (hairbase version)
Hair – LAQ Tess; Mau’s & Mej’s, Daiyu noneedle
Necklace – custom gift from the best partner in the world, Carson ❤
Poses by me, which I might make available along with the rest of my poses at my store Mela’s depending on how lazy I’m feeling
addendum: People have been asking where the video was shot. It was shot in my workstudio! I use a KMH skybox, with a couple of walls removed and a deck added. The clock on the wall is a freebie from Chronokit.
Okay, this will be a quick and dirty post! I put the Get Happy poses up for sale last night and ever since then a lot of people have been asking for the details on the outfit. So, I figured I’d post about it on my blog 🙂
Sorry, no SLURLs in today’s post, I didn’t have time to copy them. I’m putting the names of the content creators instead; you should be able to search for their profiles and then get TPs to their stores via their picks/classifieds.
Suit is the charlie girl freebie outfit from Four Yip, in her shanty/peepshow place with all her other awesome freebies.
Skin, prim lashes, and manicure is from Laqroki, by designer Mallory Cowen.
Sexy pumps are from Juicy shoes. Search for the name Juicy Littlething and a teleport will be in her picks and classified, I think.
Hair and fedora is from ETD by Elikapeka Tiramisu… I believe she sells the hat separately, too.
Stockings are from Blaze, by designer Blaze Columbia. They’re in a pack by themselves, but someone told me today that they’re also included with Blaze’s suits so if you’ve got a suit from there, chances are you already have this!
Oh and of course the pose is from Mela’s… my store 😀 Okay, so there’s that SLURL, what can I say? I had it handy :p
Hap Underwood of Irkmade just released this fun sculpted moon. Embedded in it are several fun animations; I took a few quick snapshots but I just know there are tons of great photography opportunities to be had with this new toy 😀
Elven Dreamscape of Juicy Shoes provided such an opportunity with the release of the new scrumptious slingbacks. These sexy new shoes come in the same broad range of mouth-watering colors as their Classic Pumps, and the sitting pose on the moon came in perfect for showing them off.
Elven’s worked sculpt magic again on these babies; the primwork is immaculate. Anyone who knows me is aware that I am picky about my shoes, mainly because I really, really, really hate when I put a shoe on and see slivers of foot gone “missing” due to some invisiprim parts sticking out and covering it. That drives me crazy. Elven’s deft touch with sculpts and prims mean you never deal with this type of glitch, and I can only think of a handful of other shoe designers that seem able to pull this off consistently.
Technical aspects aside, the aesthetics also please greatly — once again Juicy shoes hit that sweet spot with the toes, falling nicely between too pointy and too round. The buckles and the heelcaps also sport texture-changing so that you can change the metals from gold to silver, or you can make them black. As for the shoe’s color textures? They are gorgeous! They’ve got the right amount of highlighting/shine on them, and the array of colors means your wardrobe’s covered. In fact, there’s so many colors I didn’t bother taking pics of all of them… I got lazy. So I “stole” this pic off Gogo’s flickr, hehe :p
Other details about what I’m wearing in the images above may be found after the cut: