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Let’s talk about Feeds and Flickr!

By colleen Criss – Colleens SLife In Pixels. Visit Let’s talk about Feeds and Flickr! for original post.

Are you a second life blogger? Do you follow SL Blogger Support? We are talking about some interesting things and taking some polls on the site. You do not have to be a member to chat back. Come join the discussions! This is a great resource for ALL bloggers.

SL Blogger Support

Here at SL Blogger Support we always try to come up with tips and advice to support the blogger community of Second Life. Instead of writing another article, or wall of text if you will, with a list of ‘things a blogger needs to know/do/no do’, I would like to ask YOU, the bloggers of Second Life, to help eachother.

There are a few questions that seem to return on a regular basis, in groupchat and on other platforms (e.g. Facebook, Plurk, Twitter and Flickr), mainly regarding the fashion-blogs: 1) the amount of views/favs/followers some designers require when one wants to apply for a brand and 2) the number of SL Feeds a blog needs to be syndicated in.

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Some, not all, creators/designers, only want bloggers who have – let’s say, a minimum of 1000 views per picture on Flickr and their blog needs to be in ‘several’…

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Picture This !

By colleen Criss – Colleens SLife In Pixels. Visit Picture This ! for original post.

One of the things I think every Second Life resident has in common and loves to do , is take photos. I know I do. I enjoy doing video as well. I use LumaLite for all my photos and vids.  What I do not enjoy is bulky photo-studios that requires land and tons of prim-mage and building light boxes to edit and move around. I want to shoot what I want, where I want and control my own lights on the fly. I don’t want over scripted gadgets that lag every avatar around me either. On top of all that is the expense, why spend a ton of lindens dollars to do ONE simple thing. Light the avatars well and pose them in poses you choose and control.

 

LumaLite HUD does exactly that. No more no less. A simple easy to use , shoot on the fly , fabulous low scripted mesh HUD. You control the avatar, the lights, the eyes, poses in just a few clicks. Rez the projector on the model before tp to any sim that allows scripts and get your shadows too, providing your computer graphics allows you to use shadows. Combine that with a great canvas like ALL of Second Life sims (owners permitting) as well as a great windlight and snap happy ! Or you can get a very simple basic studio , I always recommend Strawberry Singhs simple 3 prim mesh studio that she graciously offers on marketplace for free.  This can be rez’d in even the busiest of SL sandboxes without issue if you do not own land.

The LumaLite Hud is a lighting system made for Second Life Beginners and Pros alike. Giving you basic light positions for Key light and Fill light as well as color control and unlimited positional projector light. Control intensity, radius and falloff as well. Unlimited Positional Gazer included to lock your subject’s eyes and let you control their positions. Lifetime updates, including all small updates or ANY addons which we have planned to add to the hud !!

Please contact Toran Babenco or colleen Criss upon purchase to be added to the inworld group for help and support as well as tips and tricks. OR drop either of us a notecard for more info before purchase OR to get a demo of the HUD.

Take a look at our flickr group at what our fabulous photographers are doing with their HUD.

Enjoy your Second Life memories and snap happy !!

 

Filed under: BloggingSL, LumaLite HUD, Second Life Art & Photography, Uncategorized Tagged: Colleen Criss, Lighting system, LumaLIte HUD, photo gadgets, photography HUD, poses, projector light, Second Life Art and Photography, Strawberry Singh, Toran Babenco, video, windlight

End of Summer Sale and Price Slash@ Rebel Hope!

By colleen Criss – Colleens SLife In Pixels. Visit End of Summer Sale and Price Slash@ Rebel Hope! for original post.

It’s that time of year! Making way for new inventory coming for the Fall and Winter.

 

 

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Check out the new Bikini Central on the right side of the store!

Slashing prices store wide some as much as 80%! Formal wear and shoes are also included.
(brand new releases at the landing point not included)

Marketplace reflects same prices for convenient online shopping.

Also check out the discount store for even deeper savings on older designs.

No fancy signs….prices are already adjusted. Wear your group tag to get your discount!

Rebel Hope Designs

FOLLOW HER SOCIAL MEDIA

Social Media:

http://www.rebelhope.com

Marketplace:
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/961

Facebook

Flickr
http://www.flickr.com/groups/rebelhope/

Twitter

Plurk
http://www.plurk.com/RebelHope

Pinterest

Tumblr
http://rebelhope.tumblr.com/

Filed under: BloggingSL, LumaLite HUD, Second Life Events, Second Life Fashion, Uncategorized Tagged: Rebel Hope Designs, Sale

Rebel Hope @ FaMESHed for September and a Crossroad Event Preview

By colleen Criss – Colleens SLife In Pixels. Visit Rebel Hope @ FaMESHed for September and a Crossroad Event Preview for original post.

The word, options. Advise, get the fat packs ! Kellie Mesh Bikini Top.

 

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This bikini top is too good for words . Lace on or off , in 3 color options. Bikini top in 10 colors and cover the popular mesh bodies as well as standard size options. Super cute so I had to take a couple selfies.😛  Maitreya Lara.  Slink Physique and Hourglass. Belleza Venus, Freya and Isis  .

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When I was younger I loved skorts and was glad to see the trend come back.

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This Leah Skort is adorable and I love the little chained heart at the hip.

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Leah 10 color options and has a hud for you to control the metals of the chain and heart waist attachment. The skort is also offered in a Rebel Pack at a 50% discount. Does it get any better then that! Again, all the popular mesh bodies are covered with this skort.

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So jump over to FaMESHed ASAP and grab these.

Also showing :

.mien. {selfies}

*~*Damselfly*~*Cella Rigged Mesh GIFT @ CrossRoads Event

!Rebel Hope – Leah Mesh Skort_Freya @ FaMESHed September Round

!Rebel Hope – Kellie Mesh Top_Freya also @ FaMESHed

[Renegade] Ashlii Platform Shoe (Belleza)

CATWA HEAD Destiny V4.9

Maitreya Vintage Pearl Necklace

.:A&M:. My Fav Bracelet – White Pearls (store is closed, check marketplace )

Mayfly – Liquid Light Mesh Eye (Deep Ice)

-Belleza- Freya V2.01

Lighting BY LumaLite HUD  Often the difference between “That’s nice” and “Wow!” is a few easy steps and LumaLite provides that and more!
Giving you basic light positions for Key light and Fill light as well as color control and unlimited positional projector light. Control intensity, radius and falloff as well.

Filed under: BloggingSL, LumaLite HUD, Second Life Events, Second Life Fashion, Uncategorized Tagged: *~*Damselfly*~*, .:A&M:., .mien., Babenco & Criss, Belleza, Catwa, FaMESHed, fashion, LumaLIte HUD, Maitreya, Mayfly, Photo HUD, photography tools, Pose, Pose & Light HUD, Rebel Hope, Second Life Events, Special Gifts, The CrossRoads, [Renegade]

Get outta my dreams !

By colleen Criss – Colleens SLife In Pixels. Visit Get outta my dreams ! for original post.

Get into my car
Get outta my dreams
Get in the back seat baby
Get into my car
Beep beep, yeah
Get outta my mind
Get into my life
Oooooooooh
Oh I said hey (Hey) you (You)
Get into my car

 

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VINTAGE BARBIE CAR
Mesh Vintage Style Pink Car with 21 static poses by Rachel Swallows.

 

VINTAGE BARBIE CAR

MAIN STORE

MARKET PLACE

Filed under: BloggingSL, LumaLite HUD, New Releases, Second Life Adult, Second Life Fashion, Uncategorized Tagged: LumaLIte HUD, poses, props, Rachel Swallows, Vintage, VINTAGE BARBIE CAR, Wicked Creative Poses

Black Tulip @ Enchantment & Genre !

By colleen Criss – Colleens SLife In Pixels. Visit Black Tulip @ Enchantment & Genre ! for original post.

Auryn Beorn,owner of Black Tulip Props and Poses has been very busy this month ! She has some really awesome stuff at both events ! I can’t decide on my favorite pose sets !

The naughty in me wants to play in Burlesque @ Genre , the child in me wants to skip along the yellow brick road. 1st up is Dorothy and Toto ! Remember these poses will come with all the mirrors and there are plenty to play with. She’s giving us two pose sets and a single pose, Simply Oz, as an anniversary gift. Did I mention this is Enchantment’s 5th year bring the grid awesome events? The sim is beautiful with some great photo ops too!

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This event runs till August 31st, so plenty of time to pop over and and shop and enjoy the surroundings and participate in the photo contest!

Dorothy and Toto

On Dorothy : The Pose Shop tps. toto’s basket @ Enchantment
[MODA] PAMELA PLATFORM HEELS MAITREYA
CATWA HEAD Gwen v4.9Fixed
Banana Banshee – Mesh eyes Blue
=DeLa*= Boobs Mesh Hair “Dorothy” Blondes @ Enchantment
:::[email protected] Body Heat Suede Corset (Blue-XLarge):::
:::[email protected] Aurelia Tutu (Blue)::
:::[email protected] Chiara Beaded Crop Top (White)::: Omega compatable
-Belleza- Freya V2.01

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ALL poses from Black Tulip Props and Poses !

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On the Wicked Witch : -Belleza- Freya V2.01
:::[email protected] Aurelia Tutu (Black):::
:::[email protected] Body Heat Suede Corset
Banana Banshee – Mesh eyes Blue
CATWA HEAD Gwen v4.9Fixed [Upgradable]
[MODA] PAMELA PLATFORM HEELS MAITREYA (This come with a color change HUD with every color of the rainbow, worked great on my Belleza body)
[NC] – The Wicked Witch – Hat
[e] Lasting 2 – Black 05 (older hair, may not still be available)

The Witch

Shopping Guide. Black Tulips Main Store.

Grab this BROOM NOW ! 

 

Now for the naughty side ! Follow Black Tulip to Burlesque !

A little bit of naughty, it’s a little bit nice
She’s a whole lot of glam, sweat, sugar, sex, spice
Shimmy, shimmy, strut, strut
Give a little what, what
Up on the tables we’ll be dancing all night

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Black Tulip offers two new pose sets and a prop with poses: Burlesque 1 and 2, and the Burlesque Chair.

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Something very dark
Is playing with your mind
It’s not the end of days
It’s just a bump and grind

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{ViSion} -S&F *High Boots Zina [Freya] Pink Pack
{ViSion} -S&F *Lingerie Tina – White
Izzie’s – Metallic Floral Tattoo

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Everything you dream of
But never can possess
Nothing’s what it seems
Welcome to Burlesque.

Burlesque Shopping Guide. 

LIMO 

Lighting by LumaLite HUD

 

Filed under: BloggingSL, LumaLite HUD, New Releases, Second Life Events, Second Life Fashion, Uncategorized Tagged: :::[email protected], =DeLa*=, Babenco & Criss, Banana Banshee, Belleza, Burlesque, Catwa, Colleen Criss, Enchantment, Genre, Izzie’s, LumaLIte HUD, MODA, TIA, Toran Babenco, [e], [NC], {ViSion} -S&F.

Deals and Promises

By colleen Criss – Colleens SLife In Pixels. Visit Deals and Promises for original post.

I mentioned in my last post, that Toran used to make fun of me and my love/hate relationship with mesh. Well he loved my new shape and loved the CaTwa mesh head so much he even gifted me another one ! (I will blog the new head later. ) BUT more importantly he made a deal with me that if I would leave my Freya shape on and dress it ( skimpily )he promised that if I did the work he would go full mesh ! LOL. Challenge accepted !!😉

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I think he looks fabulous! My search began here , the best mesh info blog I know of the Mesh Body Addicts , I sent him info on a few bodies and he started with NIRAMYTH Aesthetic advanced mesh body. It only took 2 days to get it sorted out. He may try a few other mesh bodies later on so this look could be a ….test!

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He was not really in love with the Niramyth face/head and choose the CaTwa Paul V4.10 instead. Which was a good fit to be honest, it’s not that far from how his regular SL avie face was to me. And I have to say he did a great job color matching ! He has not purchased any Omega appliers so far for skins. Whispers and all his *cough* bits are perfectly matched !😛 I am used to his eyes being a deeper blue though. Right now he is wearing NEWCLAN_Romantic Eyes.

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His hair is from .::MADesigns HAIR::. ~ BERNARD ~ Black and to be honest one of my very favorite for men even though it is an older hair. The locket is from EarthStones called Best of Times Locket. He is wearing ZED Mesh Aesthetic casual shirt and pants and shoes , ::ZED:: Designz for Men.

Soooooooo ,

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This is Toran today all meshed up and below is Toran a week ago.

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I LIKE it !! BUT I could not resist saying a few times when there were *grrrssss* and words you can not say on TV:) welcome to my mesh world!! LOL I admit it , I had fun on this makeover. I hope he did too.:)

Lighting by LumaLite HUD . Often the difference between “That’s nice” and “Wow!” is a few easy steps and LumaLite provides that and more!
Giving you basic light positions for Key light and Fill light as well as color control and unlimited positional projector light. Control intensity, radius and falloff as well.

Filed under: BloggingSL, LumaLite HUD, New Releases, Second Life Fashion, Uncategorized Tagged: .::MADesigns HAIR::., ::ZED:: Designz for Men, Babenco & Criss, Catwa, Colleen Criss, EarthStones, LumaLIte HUD, Mesh Body Addicts, NEWCLAN, NIRAMYTH Aesthetic, Toran Babenco

We Resist What We Do Not Understand

By colleen Criss – Colleens SLife In Pixels. Visit We Resist What We Do Not Understand for original post.

Anyone who knows colleen or follows colleen knows shes had a love/hate mesh relationship since the beginning. Yes, she was excited to not have poke through dresses , impossible angles to edit and hair that needed edited, BUT she was not a *standard size* so she had more frustration.

The sculpted and early mesh body parts  *slaps head* , pretty for photos but added hours to prep due to skin matching etc.  Colleen had implants, butts,feet,hands ! After a time unless I absolutely HAD to change any body parts and often clothes I JUST ran around our sims nude ! I was so tired of looking for a proper tint/fit and dressing I often just gave up. Toran would laugh and call me lazy , my reply was always *you go mesh and see how tiring it can be* .

With so many body parts colleen began to refer to herself as *Franken avie*. Enter Omega appliers and it was like an easy button for SL! ( I do have a rant RE appliers but that is for another post ) .

Since the release of Wowmeh I have loved full mesh bodies and purchased several. The early mesh bodies were not without their own issues but they have come a LONG way! In real life colleen is a full figured girl and I wanted to get as close as possible in SL.

Colleen fell in love with her Maitreya mesh body immediately!

So when I saw the news about revamped fuller figured  mesh avatar released at Belleza I went straight over and purchased Freya. I ADORE her as much as I do Lara even more because I finally have a figure in SL I can really relate to.

If that wasn’t enough Toran and I were standing around talking and messing with the LumaLite HUD planning new promotions and updates and talking, the topic of Catwa mesh heads came up and I sent him a few links for him to look at.  The next thing I know he says *incoming!* and gifted me a mesh head that caught his eye . Gwen with all the bells and whistles! She’s lovely !

SO, I am loving my new look !

NEW LOOK

A huge thank you to my friend Rachel for pointing me in the direction I needed on Gwen !

 

Filed under: BloggingSL, LumaLite HUD, New Releases, Second Life Fashion, Uncategorized Tagged: Babenco & Criss, Belleza, Catwa, Colleen Criss, fashion, Freya, LumaLIte HUD, Maitreya, Mesh, mesh bodies, RSC, Second Life, Toran Babenco

New Release from ~RSC~

By colleen Criss – Colleens SLife In Pixels. Visit New Release from ~RSC~ for original post.

Rachel Swallows Creations

BELLA SWIMSUIT MAITREYA by RSC
BOW GLASSES PINK
with HUD and shoes for Slink feet ( not shown)
Rachels Swallows Creations,
Fashion and Accessories for Enhanced Women
Omega, Maitreya, Belleza, Slink, Fitted Mesh & Appliers.
Poses.

 

RSC !

[LeLutka]- COLLEEN hair – Lion

 

Filed under: BloggingSL, LumaLite HUD, New Releases, Second Life Fashion, Uncategorized Tagged: BELLA SWIMSUIT, Belleza, Fashion and Accessories for Enhanced Women, Fitted Mesh & Appliers. Poses., LumaLIte HUD, Maitreya, New Releases, Omega, Rachels Swallows Creations, Slink, [LeLutka]

It’s Not Over !

By colleen Criss – Colleens SLife In Pixels. Visit It’s Not Over ! for original post.

But it’s close. It’s been a long hot humid summer in my RL and where I live summer can last clear into October and often November. The days will be warm the nights cold. I recall many Christmas’s being outside in a T shirt even and a few spent looking for a winter coat.

It’s August and designer, creator and consumers are busy gearing up for fall. I’m glad Rebel Hope is still dressing us for summer though!

 

Her new releases for FaMESHed will turn some heads! These shorts are extremely bootylicious!

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The Rebel Pack , get it ! The colors are awesome for the shorts and tops. Sandals as well, while I am not showing them I of course tried them on and played with the HUD. You will love these.

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!Rebel Hope – Risky Mesh Shorts _Maitreya

!Rebel Hope – Cheri Mesh Top_Maitreya

!Rebel Hope – Sunset Mesh Sandals (not shown) for Belleza, Maitreya, SLink and TMP feet.

I am wearing the Maitreya fit but the major mesh bodies are covered in the release as well as all releases from RH. It also includes mesh for 5 standard sizes.

Fameshed event runs from 1st – 25th August.

Lighting by LumiLite HUD

The LumaLite Hud is a lighting system made for Second Life Beginners and Pros alike.

Often the difference between “That’s nice” and “Wow!” is a few easy steps and LumaLite provides that and more!
Giving you basic light positions for Key light and Fill light as well as color control and unlimited positional projector light. Control intensity, radius and falloff as well.

Unlimited Positional Gazer included to lock your subject’s eyes and let you control their positions.
Lifetime updates.

 

Filed under: BloggingSL, LumaLite HUD, New Releases, Second Life Events, Second Life Fashion, Uncategorized Tagged: Belleza, Events, FaMESHed, Fashion Events, LumaLIte HUD, Maitreya, Rebel Hope, Second Life Fashion, Slink and TMP