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Shape Define You Challenge 2015 – Sign up!

Previously posted @ SACRED FASHION.

I asked a question on plurk once, years ago, if your shape defined you. What makes your avatar you? Your shape? Your style?
I asked people to send me a pic of themselves to my email – no hair, clothing, piercings, etc.  I put them together and did the blog posts below.

Round 1

Round 2

If you would like to participate – please email me a pic of yourself with no hair, no clothing – no piercings. Nothing. Just you.

Everyone is welcome to participate.

[email protected] – Please name it – Inworld Name – Shape Challenge.

You have until March 25th to submit your image.

xo,
Sophia Harlow

The Challenge

Previously posted @ serenestyle.

The challenge

Today I spent some time capturing a few of the gorgeous fantasy toned skins that are featured at Skin Fair 2015. I will show some clearer close ups to show of the beautiful faces but for now a few photos to show off some of the key features of these outfits.

EMOtions

Emo-tions created the sexy skimpy two piece adorning the golden hued avi, but also released the impressive horns with wild hair that I paired with it.

Muse headpiece, hair by Tameless

Whilst my delicate blue hued hair from Tameless is the perfect setting for a stunning skull adorned horned headpiece from Muse. You will find this at the main store but if you are looking for the matching ring, shown below, you will find it in an array of color combinations at the current round of Genre.

 

Lost soul rin, Muse @ Genre

One last look at these skins without any additions, the soft blue is called Davinia, in chameleon tone  and is from Soul, whilst the glowing gold is actually a peach toned version of Satura released at Skin Fair by OtherSkin.

 

Soul Chameleonand Satura peach , Otherskin

 

Details:
Skin: Davina – (F1) Chameleon – Toned – FB, .:Soul:. ( @ Skin Fair) blogger review copy
Hair: Rhian – Fantasy, Tameless
Eyes: Hope Eyes- Apex, IKON
Clothing: Catsuit , MODANMESH
Headpiece: Lost Souls, [MUSE]
Jewelry: Unisex Souls Ring – Lost Souls, [MUSE] ( @ Genre)
Extras: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2 – Casual
Accessories: Norath “The Slithering Daggers of the Deep” , !dM
Poses: Di’s Opera

Details:
Skin: Satura Peach, OtherSkin ( @ Skin Fair) – blogger review copy
Hair: BALLOCH* skull/horn + hair add on, .:EMO-tions:. ( @ We <3 RP)
Eyes: Hope Eyes – Leonine, IKON
Clothing: * SIRENE * -golden, .:EMO-tions:.
Shoes: THB – Black Gold Snake – Lara Mesh Body, Maitreya
Extras: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V2.1


Transformation Challenge

Previously posted @ ElizaQuixote.com.

I first met Danny about six months ago, doing what he does best, which is playing music that people love to listen to. (And by people I mean me. Probably some other folks, too.)  There is a story behind every song Danny shares, and usually an over-arching set of stories for any given set that he creates. Sometimes he talks a little about the artists or the songwriters—and during those times it is sometimes possible to catch in his voice the tremolo of the truly musically impassioned.  If you haven’t had the pleasure of hearing him play, do yourself a favor and listen to one of his sets.  You can catch him Tuesday nights at 7pm SLT at Someplace Else or at the Attic on Thursdays at 6pm SLT.

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Danny’s pixel transformations have been many. They have also sometimes been hilarious. First there was his “normal” look:

Danny 1

…then there was his Elvis look:

Danny 2

…and my personal favorite, the Santa’s Little Helper look:

Danny 3

Anyway, in a very presumptuous move, I sent him a recent hairstyle and told him that 2009 needed to rest in peace. What has followed has been Danny’s external  transformation. Turns out he is quite skilled at putting himself together as he did for this shoot, choosing a classy blazer from Scars and comfortable jeans from Shai. Internally, why, Danny needs no transformation at all. I am lucky to call him my friend.

Danny face

 

Hair: Exile Take It Easy by Kavar Cleanslate

Skin: Nivaro Ichero by Reishi Prophet

Jacket/Shirt: …Scars… 1B Tailored Jacket ver.2 [Gray Stripe] by Sin Knoller

Jeans: *Shai* Mens Relaxed Jeans – Gray by Shai Delacroix

Socks: Izzie’s Unisex Socks by Izzie Button

Shoes: Livalle Virtuoso by Lindsey Warwick

Pose: Diesel Works A-Frame Ladder Prop by Rogan Diesel

What is your perception of Second Life? Challenge

Previously posted @ StrawberrySingh.com.

This week’s Monday Meme suggestion comes once again from the multi talented Mr. Draxtor Despres. A few days ago he put out a video of Loki Eliot sharing what his perception of SL is, you can view that on Draxtor’s youtube channel. He then suggested I ask my blog readers to also share their perception […]

The post What is your perception of Second Life? Challenge by Strawberry Singh appeared first on StrawberrySingh.com.

First & Recent Challenge!

Previously posted @ Harmony Sandalphon.

It’s been a while since I participated in one of Berry‘s Monday Memes; so when I saw the idea for this weeks, I was super amused!

First & Recent Challenge

Meme instructions: Share a side by side comparison of your first blog picture beside a recent picture of your avatar. Don’t forget to share the link to your image in the comments and add your pictures to the Blog Memes flickr group.

So, the image I used isn’t ~technically~ my first post, it’s the second :p but my first post was an awkward side shot where I was trying to be fancy and the content was introductory. I chose the second post as this is where I really began my blogging journey!

As you can probably see, a number of improvements have occurred over my two years of blogging, the biggest being two upgrades of computers and actually having a decent card – no more “Intel Family HD Graphics!” :’)
Some of the other biggest improvements would include shooting in a high resolution, learning how to utilise shadows and windlights and Photoshop skills specific to editing Second Life pictures. And of course, the quality of clothes and accessories in world!

It’s been super interesting taking a peek at everyone’s picture comparisons! Thanks for the awesome challenge Berry!

Skin: Glam Affair – Katra (Coming soon @ Skin Fair)
Hair: Truth – Avena
Dress: Tee*fy – Kira Off-Shoulder Dress (C88)
Body: Maitreya – Lara
Pose: Label Motion – Laila 2


# Mili # Meme Challenge – First & Recent

Previously posted @ Inventory Mess.

# Mili # Meme Challenge - First & Recent
E então a Strawberry Singh lançou o meme dessa semana, e eu comecei a ver pipocar vários rostinhos newbies por aí. Fui me informar e encontrei o post sobre o assunto. Num primeiro momento fiquei com preguiça de fazer, mais por conta de não ser tão gritante a mudança das minhas primeiras fotos como blogger (ok, são sim, mas não tão impactantes quanto uma foto minha no comecinho da segunda vida).
Mas então, lendo melhor o desafio, vi que podia apelar pra uma fotinhos lá do passado, e cavei sem dó. Achei essa pérola, uma das minhas primeiras fotos.
Confesso que ri e chorei – tudo ao mesmo tempo.
Porque é impossível não passar um filme na cabeça. É impossível não lembrar como eu fui e era mais feliz naquela época de descobertas. Mesmo sem todos os recursos de hoje em dia, mesmo sem saber tirar uma foto decente. Mesmo com o inventário vazio e tendo que acampar pra conseguir lindens hehehe
Mas aí eu lembro que só fazem 2 anos que eu realmente comecei com o projeto que mudaria totalmente o foco do SL. Algo que me reinventou e me ajudou em vários questões, inclusive da RL. E vejo o quanto eu evoluí no meu aprendizado e nas experiências.
Naquele primeiro ano eu recém entrava na casa dos 30 anos, e tinha problema com isso. Hoje eu digo com orgulho minha idade – ela carrega tudo que eu já vivi – inclusive no SL.
Nesse meio tempo aprendi a me virar sozinha, a usar o Search, a editar saia prim, o que era windlight, aprendi a ser mãe no SL, aprendi a cair e levantar (e a não cometer mais os mesmos erros)…aprendi a usar o Photoshop! (que eu considerava um bicho papão)
Acima de tudo, aprendi que mesmo cada vez mais isolada por conta dos inúmeros posts e tudo que vem junto com blogar, o que mais se deve prezar é a relação com os outros, nem que seja um oi rápido no IM, ou na maneira como trato um criador, ou ofereço ajuda sem olhar a quem.
Como blogger eu evoluí muito sim. Como fotógrafa? Mais ainda. Dentro do próprio blog eu vejo o quanto o meu estilo foi mudando com o passar do tempo.
Mas ainda mais como pessoa. Hoje eu admito meus defeitos, abraço minhas falhas, e sei onde preciso de vigilância e mudança constantes.
E amo cada Mili que me torno, com a mesma essência de sempre – forte, de cabeça erguida, aprendiz, leal aos que merecem e dona das minhas escolhas.

MEME: First and Recent Challenge

Previously posted @ Bishie Style SL.

(click to enlarge)

The 3rd year anniversary in the blog is coming up so the First and Recent challenge is an interesting meme to tackle. Oh yeah, the time sure has flown, but it’s also fascinating to watch the flower of progress unfolding in these past three years. The technology in Secondlife has improved and so has the artistic skills of designers and bloggers. My very first blog picture was an answer to a challenge but wasn’t my main avatar, nor was my second post. So I am using my third post for challenge. My true debut was in one of my favorites places in SL, — Insilico.  For the challenge I recreated the idea from the original but this time using all the fancy toys of 2015. I even went back to the same place I shot the original image, and used same windlights (But I did make one tweak to the sky, I lowered it’s horizon for a more dramatic effect). Neither image is post processed.

On the right I am using the TheMeshProject head since that is pretty much state-of-the-art in SL. I brought back the DownDownDown headphones, BySnow Citadel eyes and Swagga Evolution I – Chest Armor, and introducing a fun new hairstyle for guys from Ayashi called Zet. It’s rigged mesh and works on the default avi, M3 Anime head and the TMP head.

On him, Dev 2012:
For a full stylecard, go to: Do-androids-dream-of-electric-sheep

On him, Dev 2015:
Hair: Ayashi Zet hair [mesh](250L)
Eyes: By Snow Citadel Eyes [mesh] (200L)
Headset: Down Down Down Electronically Headphone with color change hud [mesh](380L)

Armor: SWaGGa Evolution I – Chest Armor v2 [mesh](299L)

Head: TheMeshProject (BETA) Head(m) – Anime (Deluxe) [mesh](5000L)

Meme instructions: http://strawberrysingh.com/2015/03/09/first-recent-challenge/
Add your picture to the flickr: https://www.flickr.com/groups/blogmemes

First & Recent Challenge

Previously posted @ .

Even though the thought of digging up my first pics makes me cringe, I’m intrigued by this newest blog challenge from Strawberry Singh, and the pics I’m seeing on Flickr are totally awesome! Some have taken a twist to the challenge and are showing their oldest avatar pic against their current pic while the challenge is actually for blog pics to see how we’ve grown on our blogging journey. I like both ideas so I’m going to do both here. The official instructions from Berry:

Meme instructions: Share a side by side comparison of your first blog picture beside a recent picture of your avatar. Don’t forget to share the link to your image in the comments and add your pictures to the Blog Memes flickr group.

My blog officially started in August 2013. My very first post simply introduced the blog and the types of things I planned to post about. Not too inspiring and today only the blogging arm of Decadent Dreams remains. That’s a little sad, but I’m happy with where I’m at now. My second post has my first ever blog pic in it. It’s pretty basic, only highlighted a few items and look at those hands! My last post includes a photography based pic and the details pic, but I think even the details pic has come a long way since the beginning. What do you think? Here they are for you to see side by side by side. (click to see larger)

Blog-FirstRecent

Now I’m going to show you the oldest pic I can find of myself in my inventory, the look I wore for the longest time and the latest headshot I did in February. Don’t be cruel, you know you all have these pictures hiding in your inventory! Here I am at 1 month, 1 year and today at almost 5 years. My how SL has changed, right?! (click to see larger)

Blog-FirstRecent2

That’s all I have for you today. The credits for all the blog looks can be found in the original posts I’ve linked above. Now I’m going to go rock in a corner and stare at my current look to convince myself it will all be ok…

 


Monday Meme: First & Recent Challenge

Previously posted @ Prim Dolls.

In true Berry style, Strawberry asks us to look back into the shadows of our birth – to the avatar we were when we hit the grid. I decided to do three comparisons; one of my 2006 avatar, who I spent ages on and then never stayed – I made the dress! One is from 2008, when I “really” started on the grid. And the last picture is, of couse, my current avatar, all shiny and new.

First and Recent

My first blog post was essentially a bridge between Gaia Online – which I was spending the majority of my time in at the time – and Second Life. It was almost a year after I had started in Second Life, and I had been taking pictures for only a short while beforehand. This was long before my LEA Guide, and even before my Newbie Resources – which I started as much because I wanted free stuff and was outfitting my alts as anything else! I briefly had a guide to the starting area, but that was obsolete almost as soon as I did it! So far as I know, the starting area has never reverted to the rather complicated setup it was when I took my alt Sainmhiniu through and took pictures.

Over time, this blog has swung through a lot of different things – but it’s start was about images and blather, and I like to think both are the thru-line.

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