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Moving Into the Future – Mesh Heads

Previously posted @ Chic at Phil’s Place.

I am typically slow to jump on any bandwagon, but a series of events on Tuesday got me over to LeLutka to try out some demo heads.

I am still in considering mode, but this is my favorite, KARIN.

I originally thought you needed both head and appliers, but much like mesh bodies, the default head comes with tons of options. I honestly was very happy with the basic look although I did try some appliers. Money saving is a plus in my book.

Another “good thing” on the tally sheet is that the Lelutka heads (honestly I tried to find others but both the Marketplace and Google were NOT being all that helpful ) match the skin colors of the Lara body — easy peasy.

You can have ambient occlusion on with any Windlight setting and no neck seam. 

You can switch skin tones easily and be exotically dark for one photo shoot and goth for the next — all with the same basic “look”.

By toning down the sliders, I got a look that I felt pretty comfortable in.  This doesn’t really feel like “me”, but I will live with her for a bit and see. It took me at least five mesh bodies before I chose Lara. No regrets there. I may need to wait for another head that is more “Chic” LOL.  Still it was good to see how everything worked. Quite easily really.

For fun I made a composite of my out of the pod self (well close enough),  a look that I have worn for several years now and the new mesh head gal.

PS. After finishing this post I tried the next darker skin tone and a longish favorite hair (not quite a punk which was fitting for the outfit) and felt more at home. The next morning I went back to try the heads I had missed on my first visit. I think I have a winner now. Stella seems very much like “Chic” :D. Yes, she does!

FASHION NOTES:

My mesh jacket and tank combo (jacket can be worn separately) is from 20.FIVE  —  ingrid. It comes with color change hud for the tank.

MEVA Asia bangle
Lesha pants by Baiastice

Hair in “fashion shot”  .ploom (older)

Poses by: Diesel Works

The Future of FabFree

Hello Fabulous Readers, Group Members and Designers,

If you have been keeping up with the blog posts, you may be aware I have just returned from a two week vacation enjoying some sunny R&R.  During that much needed down time, it has come clear to  me that I while I have been busy organizing FabFree, I have been denying myself some of the things that I enjoy in that crazy thing called “real life”, but also within Second Life as well.  This decision is something I have been considering for a few months, however I had been so hectic with a busy RL and a busy SL that I hadn’t really taken the time to sit down and hash it out properly.  I just kept on going to keep up with everything.

It is with bittersweet sentiment that I have decided as of July 31st,  I will be stepping down from my FabFree organizing duties to give myself more freedom.  I do plan to continue logging inworld to “play” and will continue blogging, but on a lighter basis.

Despite the fact that organizing FabFree literally fell into my lap after the departure of our previous organizer, Renee Lowenhart, it has been my  pleasure to have had the opportunity to lead (with MUCH help of the team members) such a “fabulous” organization since December 2012. It is, however…  time for someone else to take the reigns and bring FabFree into it’s 8th year in Second Life.  It is with great relief and excitement that as of August 1st –  Prudence Rexroth, currently FabFree Blogger Manager with nearly two years with FabFree will be stepping up as the new Fabulously Free in SL organizer, and Julianna Seriman who has been blogging with us since November 2014 will be assisting her as Co-Organizer.  I have all the confidence in the world that these two ladies will bring fantastic things to FabFree in it’s next phase.

I cannot express enough how thankful I am to all of the bloggers, group moderators, designers and helpers that have been such a huge support to FabFree and myself over the last two and a half years.  It takes a small army to run FabFree and it wouldn’t have been possible without you.  It has been my pleasure to work beside you, sharing ideas – and for the friendships that have developed  along the way (that I intend to keep, btw!) 😉.  Thank you also to those who support FabFree by reading the blog or joining our inworld group.  It may seem like an easy job for you, but it means a whole lot to me that you are part of FabFree!

With this news, the designer application process will be closed until September 1st so that our new management can familiarize themselves with the new routine.

Thank you all for your understanding!  If you have any questions, please contact me inworld.

FFSignatureTagLoveTrill


Future Outcast of The Arena

Previously posted @ Paradoxical.

warrior2

Hair: Future Outcasts by Exile (at Hair Fair )
Headpiece: Hlodovic Headpiece by Zibska (at The Arena )
Pauldrons: Hlodovic Pauldron by Zibska (at The Arena )
Mask: VRSION Konvert 4 Mask by VRSIONLODE (at The Mens Dept , July)
Necklace: Axt Necklace by Meva (at The Arena )
Bracelets: Telgnius Bracer by The Plastik (at The Secret Affair )
Bottom: Funodshi by PFC (Pucca Firecaster’s Creations)(at The Secret Affair )
Tattoo: Tesis by White Widow (at Shiny Shabby starts July 20th)


The Future is Now

Previously posted @ VERSUS Magazine.

Tonight, there will be a slight deviation from what you normally see from me, though certainly there is a beautiful outfit by a talented designer with jewelry from one of SL’s premier designers to enjoy. But tonight, there is more. A story to be shared and an invitation. If I ramble, apologies in advance. I tend to do that. But I hope you enjoy the words and the pictures. They come from the heart.

I have two passions in Second Life. I participate in the Relay for Life and I am one of many new budding models to enter the fashion industry. They are both paths filled with challenges and triumphs, hugs and laughter and occasionally a tear or two as well. For one week, the two worlds collide into an extravagant celebration where Relay for Life and the fashion world hold hands and celebrate, raise money to help fund the fight against cancer, a dreadful disease that touches far too many.
RFL.5.small

And yet, outside of that week’s celebration, the two worlds do not often meet. I have heard that in times past, there was much collaboration and it is my dream of the future to see that collaboration return throughout the whole relay season, bringing designers and agencies and models together with survivors and caregivers and volunteers. As I walk around the tracks and people stop to tilt their head at my incredible height (7.98 meters), I look forward to a time when the model is not such an extraordinary sighting. That is my hope and my dream for 2016.

A month ago, I agreed to help and stepped up to take over the position of Co-Lead for the Survivors and Caregivers of Relay for Life of Second Life. You see, I am a caregiver, or someone who is helping or has helped someone with cancer through their fight. I sat with my father in the doctor’s office as he was told he had stage 3 rectal cancer. And it was a terrifying six months as he went through radiation and chemotherapy and as I did everything I could from 4,000 miles away. He survived his fight and was told just a few weeks before Christmas that the cancer was gone. And nothing in this world meant as much as that hug he gave me when I stepped off the plane.

This relay season has been a precious one, where I have worked hand in hand with some of the most brilliant, creative, and insane people in Second Life. And we have gone from volunteers together to friends and family. I was able to fly down to visit my dad this summer and he and I have sat together as I have shown him all of the stuff we do with Relay for Life in Second Life. I’ve told him countless stories and tomorrow, he will see his first Relay Weekend, virtual style.

RFL.3.small

Relay Weekend is the culminating event, the end result of six months of hard work and drive from passionate people who are ready to see 2015 be the year we cure cancer. There have been events hosted, weeks planned, exhibitions done, and stories shared. There have been over 200 different teams working collaboratively in Second Life and combined, including Fashion 4 Life, together we have raised 247,878 US dollars, as of 3 a.m. this morning. And we’re not done yet.

Relay Weekend will take place on 38 sims joined together to create one enormous track. It is a tradition that goes back to 1985, the year I was born, when Relay for Life first began. This is our 30th birthday. Yay! And yes, yes, I turn 30 four days after Relay ends. And I can’t wait! But, that milestone on my life will pale in comparison to this weekend. When 200 teams will come together with their friends and family and we will see thousands of people join us for an amazing 24 hour experience.

Among those thousands, we will see and celebrate with survivors and caregivers, those who have fought and won and helped. And we will remember and treasure those who we’ve lost. And among the many ways we will do that, there is one very special tradition that also began 30 years ago, and that is the lighting of the luminaries that line the track, going through all 38 sims.

RFL.2.small

Each luminary is precious. It is a wish. A thank you. A “We love you”. And a “We miss you”. You are not limited to one. Too many of us know more than one who has been touched by cancer. But each is so very special and that is why I chose to take my picture surrounded by them, my wishes. My love. My hope and my memories.

But what does this have to do with fashion, Cata?

Well, you see, here is where we see the joy and amazing nature of our volunteers. As said above, a month ago I stepped in to help finish the end of the season and I was given one small task. TS Darrow, the lead this year, said “Catalina, can you do the gifts for the survivors and caregivers?”

And we all know me. I was like “Sure!” and he gave me not only free reign, but he also gave me his trust. I went to him and the steering committee with this new idea, something that had never been done before. And I had a month to put it together. And in the end, I had their blessing.

So I got to work! Gathering together designers from across Second life, creators of the beautiful, the wacky, the fun, and the amazing. And even though it was last minute and it is the month of events all across the fashion world, over 30 designers stepped in and donated something for the survivors and caregivers who will take part in Relay for Life with us.

A chance to honor them, for their fight, their sacrifice, their heart, and their strength. A small token of affection and admiration. Many of the designers when we spoke told me how cancer has touched their lives.

RFL.4.small

It is all around us, y’all. And it is our mission and our job and our responsibility to end the fight. This year’s slogan is “The Future is Now”, and I cannot imagine a more fitting time to hear the announcement around the world that 2015 is the end of cancer.

And so as we prepare for Relay Weekend, starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 18th and going a straight 24 hours through Sunday, I took a little bit of time and I took a few pictures in this dress, a donation from Athena Couture, a gift for the survivors and caregivers. It is called Jewel, and it is an exclusive for Relay Weekend. And as a committee member, a volunteer, a caregiver, and a daughter, I wear it proudly.

With a gown like this, for an occasion like this, there was only one place I could go for jewelry, and that was Chop Zuey Couture Jewelry. The Brazilian Moon set, which I am wearing in the pictures, is an exquisite set and one that as soon as I saw it, it took my breath away and I knew exactly where I would wear it.

And so this is my outfit for the Formal Hour, the last hour before the closing of the ceremonies. I hope I will see you on the track. I hope you will enjoy Relay Weekend. And I hope that in the year to come, we will come together, holding hands, and see the end of this fight against cancer.

RFL.1.small

The Future is Now.

An amazing thank you to all of the designers and creators here, all donors who took part in the Survivor and Caregiver Gazebo of Hope, donating what they could in the hopes they would help make a survivor smile.

Thank you all so much.

Styling:

Gown | Athena Couture | Jewel | DJRoseAthena Resident | Relay for Life Limited Edition
Jewelry | Chop Zuey Couture Jewelry | Brazilian Moon Set | Texture Change | Belle Roussel | New Release
Hair | TRUTH Hair | Felicity | Blondes | Truth Hawks


The Future is Now

Previously posted @ BOSL Fashion Feed.

Tonight, there will be a slight deviation from what you normally see on this blog, though certainly there is a beautiful outfit by a talented designer with jewelry from one of SL’s premier designers to enjoy. But tonight, there is more. A story to be shared and an invitation. If I ramble, apologies in advance. I tend to do that. But I hope you enjoy the words and the pictures. They come from the heart.

I have two passions in Second Life. I participate in the Relay for Life and I am one of many new budding models to enter the fashion industry. They are both paths filled with challenges and triumphs, hugs and laughter and occasionally a tear or two as well. For one week, the two worlds collide into an extravagant celebration where Relay for Life and the fashion world hold hands and celebrate, raise money to help fund the fight against cancer, a dreadful disease that touches far too many.

And yet, outside of that week’s celebration, the two worlds do not often meet. I have heard that in times past, there was much collaboration and it is my dream of the future to see that collaboration return throughout the whole relay season, bringing designers and agencies and models together with survivors and caregivers and volunteers. As I walk around the tracks and people stop to tilt their head at my incredible height (7.98 meters), I look forward to a time when the model is not such an extraordinary sighting. That is my hope and my dream for 2016.

A month ago, I agreed to help and stepped up to take over the position of Co-Lead for the Survivors and Caregivers of Relay for Life of Second Life. You see, I am a caregiver, or someone who is helping or has helped someone with cancer through their fight. I sat with my father in the doctor’s office as he was told he had stage 3 rectal cancer. And it was a terrifying six months as he went through radiation and chemotherapy and as I did everything I could from 4,000 miles away. He survived his fight and was told just a few weeks before Christmas that the cancer was gone. And nothing in this world meant as much as that hug he gave me when I stepped off the plane.

This relay season has been a precious one, where I have worked hand in hand with some of the most brilliant, creative, and insane people in Second Life. And we have gone from volunteers together to friends and family. I was able to fly down to visit my dad this summer and he and I have sat together as I have shown him all of the stuff we do with Relay for Life in Second Life. I’ve told him countless stories and tomorrow, he will see his first Relay Weekend, virtual style.

Relay Weekend is the culminating event, the end result of six months of hard work and drive from passionate people who are ready to see 2015 be the year we cure cancer. There have been events hosted, weeks planned, exhibitions done, and stories shared. There have been over 200 different teams working collaboratively in Second Life and combined, including Fashion 4 Life, together we have raised 247,878 US dollars, as of 3 a.m. this morning. And we’re not done yet.

Relay Weekend will take place on 38 sims joined together to create one enormous track. It is a tradition that goes back to 1985, the year I was born, when Relay for Life first began. This is our 30th birthday. Yay! And yes, yes, I turn 30 four days after Relay ends. And I can’t wait! But, that milestone on my life will pale in comparison to this weekend. When 200 teams will come together with their friends and family and we will see thousands of people join us for an amazing 24 hour experience.

Among those thousands, we will see and celebrate with survivors and caregivers, those who have fought and won and helped. And we will remember and treasure those who we’ve lost. And among the many ways we will do that, there is one very special tradition that also began 30 years ago, and that is the lighting of the luminaries that line the track, going through all 38 sims.

Each luminary is precious. It is a wish. A thank you. A “We love you”. And a “We miss you”. You are not limited to one. Too many of us know more than one who has been touched by cancer. But each is so very special and that is why I chose to take my picture surrounded by them, my wishes. My love. My hope and my memories.

But what does this have to do with fashion, Cata? 

Well, you see, here is where we see the joy and amazing nature of our volunteers. As said above, a month ago I stepped in to help finish the end of the season and I was given one small task. TS Darrow, the lead this year, said “Catalina, can you do the gifts for the survivors and caregivers?”

And we all know me. I was like “Sure!” and he gave me not only free reign, but he also gave me his trust. I went to him and the steering committee with this new idea, something that had never been done before. And I had a month to put it together. And in the end, I had their blessing.

So I got to work! Gathering together designers from across Second life, creators of the beautiful, the wacky, the fun, and the amazing. And even though it was last minute and it is the month of events all across the fashion world, over 30 designers stepped in and donated something for the survivors and caregivers who will take part in Relay for Life with us.

A chance to honor them, for their fight, their sacrifice, their heart, and their strength. A small token of affection and admiration. Many of the designers when we spoke told me how cancer has touched their lives.

It is all around us, y’all. And it is our mission and our job and our responsibility to end the fight. This year’s slogan is “The Future is Now”, and I cannot imagine a more fitting time to hear the announcement around the world that 2015 is the end of cancer.

And so as we prepare for Relay Weekend, starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 18th and going a straight 24 hours through Sunday, I took a little bit of time and I took a few pictures in this dress, a donation from Athena Couture, a gift for the survivors and caregivers. It is called Jewel, and it is an exclusive for Relay Weekend. And as a committee member, a volunteer, a caregiver, and a daughter, I wear it proudly.

With a gown like this, for an occasion like this, there was only one place I could go for jewelry, and that was Chop Zuey Couture Jewelry. The Brazilian Moon set, which I am wearing in the pictures, is an exquisite set and one that as soon as I saw it, it took my breath away and I knew exactly where I would wear it.

And so this is my outfit for the Formal Hour, the last hour before the closing of the ceremonies. I hope I will see you on the track. I hope you will enjoy Relay Weekend. And I hope that in the year to come, we will come together, holding hands, and see the end of this fight against cancer.

The Future is Now.

An amazing thank you to all of the stores here, all donors who took part in the Survivor and Caregiver Gazebo of Hope, donating what they could in the hopes they would help make a survivor smile.

Thank you all so much.

Styling:

Gown | Athena Couture | Jewel | DJRoseAthena Resident | Relay for Life Limited Edition
Jewelry | Chop Zuey Couture Jewelry | Brazilian Moon Set | Texture Change | Belle Roussel | New Release
Hair | TRUTH Hair | Felicity | Blondes | Truth Hawks

The Future is Now

Previously posted @ Chasing Catalina.

Tonight, there will be a slight deviation from what you normally see on this blog, though certainly there is a beautiful outfit by a talented designer with jewelry from one of SL’s premier designers to enjoy. But tonight, there is more. A story to be shared and an invitation. If I ramble, apologies in advance. I tend to do that. But I hope you enjoy the words and the pictures. They come from the heart.

I have two passions in Second Life. I participate in the Relay for Life and I am one of many new budding models to enter the fashion industry. They are both paths filled with challenges and triumphs, hugs and laughter and occasionally a tear or two as well. For one week, the two worlds collide into an extravagant celebration where Relay for Life and the fashion world hold hands and celebrate, raise money to help fund the fight against cancer, a dreadful disease that touches far too many.

And yet, outside of that week’s celebration, the two worlds do not often meet. I have heard that in times past, there was much collaboration and it is my dream of the future to see that collaboration return throughout the whole relay season, bringing designers and agencies and models together with survivors and caregivers and volunteers. As I walk around the tracks and people stop to tilt their head at my incredible height (7.98 meters), I look forward to a time when the model is not such an extraordinary sighting. That is my hope and my dream for 2016.

A month ago, I agreed to help and stepped up to take over the position of Co-Lead for the Survivors and Caregivers of Relay for Life of Second Life. You see, I am a caregiver, or someone who is helping or has helped someone with cancer through their fight. I sat with my father in the doctor’s office as he was told he had stage 3 rectal cancer. And it was a terrifying six months as he went through radiation and chemotherapy and as I did everything I could from 4,000 miles away. He survived his fight and was told just a few weeks before Christmas that the cancer was gone. And nothing in this world meant as much as that hug he gave me when I stepped off the plane.

This relay season has been a precious one, where I have worked hand in hand with some of the most brilliant, creative, and insane people in Second Life. And we have gone from volunteers together to friends and family. I was able to fly down to visit my dad this summer and he and I have sat together as I have shown him all of the stuff we do with Relay for Life in Second Life. I’ve told him countless stories and tomorrow, he will see his first Relay Weekend, virtual style.

Relay Weekend is the culminating event, the end result of six months of hard work and drive from passionate people who are ready to see 2015 be the year we cure cancer. There have been events hosted, weeks planned, exhibitions done, and stories shared. There have been over 200 different teams working collaboratively in Second Life and combined, including Fashion 4 Life, together we have raised 247,878 US dollars, as of 3 a.m. this morning. And we’re not done yet.

Relay Weekend will take place on 38 sims joined together to create one enormous track. It is a tradition that goes back to 1985, the year I was born, when Relay for Life first began. This is our 30th birthday. Yay! And yes, yes, I turn 30 four days after Relay ends. And I can’t wait! But, that milestone on my life will pale in comparison to this weekend. When 200 teams will come together with their friends and family and we will see thousands of people join us for an amazing 24 hour experience.

Among those thousands, we will see and celebrate with survivors and caregivers, those who have fought and won and helped. And we will remember and treasure those who we’ve lost. And among the many ways we will do that, there is one very special tradition that also began 30 years ago, and that is the lighting of the luminaries that line the track, going through all 38 sims.

Each luminary is precious. It is a wish. A thank you. A “We love you”. And a “We miss you”. You are not limited to one. Too many of us know more than one who has been touched by cancer. But each is so very special and that is why I chose to take my picture surrounded by them, my wishes. My love. My hope and my memories.

But what does this have to do with fashion, Cata? 

Well, you see, here is where we see the joy and amazing nature of our volunteers. As said above, a month ago I stepped in to help finish the end of the season and I was given one small task. TS Darrow, the lead this year, said “Catalina, can you do the gifts for the survivors and caregivers?”

And we all know me. I was like “Sure!” and he gave me not only free reign, but he also gave me his trust. I went to him and the steering committee with this new idea, something that had never been done before. And I had a month to put it together. And in the end, I had their blessing.

So I got to work! Gathering together designers from across Second life, creators of the beautiful, the wacky, the fun, and the amazing. And even though it was last minute and it is the month of events all across the fashion world, over 30 designers stepped in and donated something for the survivors and caregivers who will take part in Relay for Life with us.

A chance to honor them, for their fight, their sacrifice, their heart, and their strength. A small token of affection and admiration. Many of the designers when we spoke told me how cancer has touched their lives.

It is all around us, y’all. And it is our mission and our job and our responsibility to end the fight. This year’s slogan is “The Future is Now”, and I cannot imagine a more fitting time to hear the announcement around the world that 2015 is the end of cancer.

And so as we prepare for Relay Weekend, starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 18th and going a straight 24 hours through Sunday, I took a little bit of time and I took a few pictures in this dress, a donation from Athena Couture, a gift for the survivors and caregivers. It is called Jewel, and it is an exclusive for Relay Weekend. And as a committee member, a volunteer, a caregiver, and a daughter, I wear it proudly.

With a gown like this, for an occasion like this, there was only one place I could go for jewelry, and that was Chop Zuey Couture Jewelry. The Brazilian Moon set, which I am wearing in the pictures, is an exquisite set and one that as soon as I saw it, it took my breath away and I knew exactly where I would wear it.

And so this is my outfit for the Formal Hour, the last hour before the closing of the ceremonies. I hope I will see you on the track. I hope you will enjoy Relay Weekend. And I hope that in the year to come, we will come together, holding hands, and see the end of this fight against cancer.

The Future is Now.

An amazing thank you to all of the stores here, all donors who took part in the Survivor and Caregiver Gazebo of Hope, donating what they could in the hopes they would help make a survivor smile.

Thank you all so much.

Styling:

Gown | Athena Couture | Jewel | DJRoseAthena Resident | Relay for Life Limited Edition
Jewelry | Chop Zuey Couture Jewelry | Brazilian Moon Set | Texture Change | Belle Roussel | New Release
Hair | TRUTH Hair | Felicity | Blondes | Truth Hawks

RyanTailor`s #319 – reality or future

Previously posted @ Fashion Stylez Of Secondlife.

 
 

Skin: Clef de Peau;Taylor **NEW**Thx♥ @ManOnlyMonthly June

Shape: #TheMeshProject (BETA) Shape(m) – Stud

Hairbase: Clef de Peau;Taylor **NEW**Thx♥ @ManOnlyMonthly June

Hair: ~*Damselfly*~(Hitch) **NEW**Thx♥ @BoysOfSummer

Facialhair: Clef de Peau;Taylor **NEW**Thx♥ @ManOnlyMonthly June

Nipplepiercings: **RE** ReVoX Nipple Piercing P2 **NEW**Thx♥ @ManOnlyMonthly June

Tattoo: [AR2 Style] Love & Hate Arm Tattoo **NEW**Thx♥ @ManOnlyMonthly June

Bracelet: AITUI – Rocker Bracelet – Black **NEW**Thx♥ @ManOnlyMonthly June

Glasses: :TI:: 4ever sunshine Broken Glasses -Black **NEW**Thx♥ @BoysOfSummer

Pants: V-Spot // Heavy Cargo Shorts **NEW**Thx♥ @ManOnlyMonthly June

Sandales: Elysium – Marcus sandals – titanium **NEW**Thx♥ @BoysOfSummer

Poses: IE – The Fedora (b) **NEW**Thx♥ @BoysOfSummer

1062 …yesterday’s future

Previously posted @ maximum.

A visit to the future

A visit to the future

.Shi Slackers bar @ The Arcade Gacha
.Shi Headphone [V2.B.B] RARE @ The Arcade Gacha
.Shi Leather Grained Backpack @ The Arcade Gacha
[VALE KOER] THE B-3 RUNNERS @ Mens Dept
[VALE KOER] VK-FUTURE SHORTS
[taketomi]_Kenji_Blacks


Back to the Future

Previously posted @ Shopping Therapy with Shay.

 
My Attic `s theme this month is “Back to the Future”. Actually this was one of the first movies i ever saw at the Cinema without an adult as a Babysitter with me:
 
Lorraine Dress by Kaithleen`s
Kali Heels by Bushu
 
Other Credits
 
Tyne Skin by Amacci
Forever hair by Magika