Wednesday, July 23, 2014

I live between concrete walls

More Hair Fair coverage! (Part the first, part the second, part the third, part the fourth, part the fifth, part the sixth, part the seventh, part the eighth, part the ninth, part the tenth, part the eleventh, part the twelfth, part the thirteenth, part the fourteenth, part the fifteenth, part the sixteenth, part the seventeenth, part the eighteenth, and part the nineteenth, seen previously.)

(from the Hair Fair album; enVOGUE's offerings for Hair Fair)

We're up to enVOGUE, who once again have chosen not to give their hair shades names. They're also fond of capitals. So this is "BEYONCE", in the seventh tone from the "Light BROWN" HUD, and in the twelfth tone from the "Dark BROWN" HUD.

(from the Hair Fair album; enVOGUE's offerings for Hair Fair)

This is "BRIANNA", and I'm showing it in the third tone from the "Dark RED" HUD, and the second tone on the "Light BLONDE" HUD.

(from the Hair Fair album; enVOGUE's offerings for Hair Fair)

This is "ENYA", and you're seeing it in the fourth tone from the "Dark COLORS" HUD, and the eighth tone from the "Light COLORS" HUD.

(from the Hair Fair album; enVOGUE's offerings for Hair Fair)

This is "NATALIE", and you're seeing it in the third tone from the "Light RED" HUD, and the eighth tone from the "Dark BLONDE" HUD.
(from the Hair Fair album; enVOGUE's offerings for Hair Fair)

Finally, this is "REYNA", which I'm showing in the second tone from the "Dark GREY" HUD, and the eighth tone from the "Light GREY" HUD.

You can find enVOGUE on the Brunette sim at Hair Fair.





And the usual report of what I'm wearing, now from high above the Sanguinarius Community Center:

Eyes: These are the 'Lumi' eyes in "SeafoamGreen" from FuubutsuDou. While the designer may well have an eye section now, at the time, I believe I picked this up at Fantasy Fair.
Skin: This is the "Penelope" skin (MBPS, 00 HCL, No Brows variation) from from PixyStix. It was either a group gift or a low-cost, implant-friendly purchase.
Tattoos: Again, I liked this skin, but wasn't crazy about the lips. I'm using cStar's "Lips 071" in the Matte variation as a quasi-lipcover.
Outfit: The top is from No Cabide, their strapless mesh blouse gift in vintage dots. The rest is from an old Dare Designs' hunt gift, "Wildchild"--the jeans in red, the fishnet stockings, and the glossy black boots (all likely not shown, because hair shots trump knee shots this time of year).

Still using Nam's Optimal Skin 2 for the Windlight setting, and I've also pushed up my graphics a little to include basic shaders, atmospheric shaders, and the Advanced Lighting Model setting. (It's important to note that even under the relatively stripped-down Singularity viewer, my current drug of choice, that I still can't move with Advanced Lighting on, because of the induced shading, I think.) Today I've also added Ambient Occlusion, because I'm insane. More to come!

I'm holding on, holding on, I'm holding on to a straw

More Hair Fair coverage! (Part the first, part the second, part the third, part the fourth, part the fifth, part the sixth, part the seventh, part the eighth, part the ninth, part the tenth, part the eleventh, part the twelfth, part the thirteenth, part the fourteenth, part the fifteenth, part the sixteenth, part the seventeenth, and part the eighteenth, seen previously.)

(from the Hair Fair album; the styles from +elua+ for Hair Fair)

We're up to +elua+, and this is "Shena", in the third tone on the "Darkblonde" HUD. The second shot shows it in the fifth tone on the "Ombre_A" HUD. It's a good style, I'm liking the trend towards hair-wrapped ponies and braids this year, but I think it might be better with a hair base in a complementary shade.

(from the Hair Fair album; the styles from +elua+ for Hair Fair)

This is "Tricia", and I'm showing it in the second tone from the "Red" HUD. The second shot features the third tone from the "Blonde" HUD. Note the braid detail above the long fall of hair; very nice.

(from the Hair Fair album; the styles from +elua+ for Hair Fair)

And this is "Ursula", a prettily executed pixie, in the second tone from the "Black" HUD. The second shot features the third tone from the "Darkbrown" HUD.

You can find +elua+ on the Brunette sim at Hair Fair.





And the usual report of what I'm wearing, now from high above the Sanguinarius Community Center:

Eyes: These are the 'Lumi' eyes in "SeafoamGreen" from FuubutsuDou. While the designer may well have an eye section now, at the time I believe I picked this up at Fantasy Fair.
Skin: This is the "Penelope" skin (MBPS, 00 HCL, No Brows variation) from from PixyStix. It was either a group gift or a low-cost, implant-friendly purchase.
Tattoos: Again, I liked this skin, but wasn't crazy about the lips. I'm using cStar's "Lips 071" in the Matte variation as a quasi-lipcover.
Outfit: The top is from No Cabide, their strapless mesh blouse gift in vintage dots. The rest is from an old Dare Designs' hunt gift, "Wildchild"--the jeans in red, the fishnet stockings, and the glossy black boots (all likely not shown, because hair shots trump knee shots this time of year).

Still using Nam's Optimal Skin 2 for the Windlight setting, and I've also pushed up my graphics a little to include basic shaders, atmospheric shaders, and the Advanced Lighting Model setting. (It's important to note that even under the relatively stripped-down Singularity viewer, my current drug of choice, that I still can't move with Advanced Lighting on, because of the induced shading, I think.) Today I've also added Ambient Occlusion, because I'm insane. More to come!

do you laugh while screaming? is it cold outside?

More Hair Fair coverage! (Part the first, part the second, part the third, part the fourth, part the fifth, part the sixth, part the seventh, part the eighth, part the ninth, part the tenth, part the eleventh, part the twelfth, part the thirteenth, part the fourteenth, part the fifteenth, part the sixteenth, and part the seventeenth, seen previously.)

Last of the D's today, and this is Damselfly. I'm showing off the male hairs first.

(from the Hair Fair album)/td>

Starting off, this is Felix, a jagged shoulder-length rigged alpha style. I'm showing it in "151" and "159", respectively, from the "Dark Blondes" HUD, because the designer apparently disbelieves in actual color names.

It's very unattractive on me, not that that's surprising, because it's not designed for me--but strangely, I found I liked the look from the back.

(from the Hair Fair album)/td>

This is "Gabriel", a side-shaved style with an intense comb-back. It's unrigged, so you can easily reposition to a better place for your scalp line. I'm showing it in "304" and "314", from the "Light Reds" HUD.


This is "Eilana", another shaved-side affair, this time styled closer to a woman's (or a seriously bish boi's) needs. It's also unrigged, and I'm showing it in "614" from the "Bubblegums" HUD, but the tricky part was finding a hair base. All I have is a list of names like "Damselfly Hair Base Mens 259 v3 Demo 1" and "Damselfly Hair Base Mens 405 v3 Demo". What COLORS are these, man? TELL ME!!!

...wait a minute, I'm being silly. Numbered colors line up with numbered colors. So all I have to do is scroll down the list and wear the "614" hair base...which only goes up to "610". ARRRRRGH--

(from the Hair Fair album)/td>

Okay, scratch everything written above. Picture will be HERE. I'm wearing "610" from the "Bubblegums" HUD, with the "610" base...which doesn't go together anyway! The hell?!

*briefly throws things*

The second shot features the style in "401", with the base "401", and using the "Tuxedo+Faded" HUD, because I wanted to use "260" from the "Dark Browns" HUD, but the hair base set skipped that shade. Unprofessional.

(from the Hair Fair album)/td>

Next is "Praise", which is rigged mesh, and I'm showing it in "359" from the "Dark Reds+Faded" HUD, and "414" from the "Tuxedo+Faded" HUD.

(from the Hair Fair album)/td>

And finally, this is "Tabby", and I'm showing it and "220" from the "Light Browns" HUD.

You can find Damselfly on the Noirette sim.





And the usual report of what I'm wearing, now from high above the Sanguinarius Community Center:

Eyes: These are the 'Lumi' eyes in "SeafoamGreen" from FuubutsuDou. While the designer may well have an eye section now, at the time I believe I picked this up at Fantasy Fair.
Skin: This is the "Penelope" skin (MBPS, 00 HCL, No Brows variation) from from PixyStix. It was either a group gift or a low-cost, implant-friendly purchase.
Tattoos: Again, I liked this skin, but wasn't crazy about the lips. I'm using cStar's "Lips 071" in the Matte variation as a quasi-lipcover.
Outfit: The top is from No Cabide, their strapless mesh blouse gift in vintage dots. The rest is from an old Dare Designs' hunt gift, "Wildchild"--the jeans in red, the fishnet stockings, and the glossy black boots (all likely not shown, because hair shots trump knee shots this time of year).

Still using Nam's Optimal Skin 2 for the Windlight setting, and I've also pushed up my graphics a little to include basic shaders, atmospheric shaders, and the Advanced Lighting Model setting. (It's important to note that even under the relatively stripped-down Singularity viewer, my current drug of choice, that I still can't move with Advanced Lighting on, because of the induced shading, I think.) Today I've also added Ambient Occlusion, because I'm insane. More to come!


but you're no storage space, you've lived a dozen lives since then

More Hair Fair coverage! (Part the first, part the second, part the third, part the fourth, part the fifth, part the sixth, part the seventh, part the eighth, part the ninth, part the tenth, part the eleventh, part the twelfth, part the thirteenth, part the fourteenth, part the fifteenth, and part the sixteenth, seen previously.)

We're up to Discord Designs!


(from the Hair Fair album; Discord Designs' 2014 styles for Hair Fair)

This is "Bitonone", an uneven short pixie, and while I generally prefer more volume, this is still flattering. I'm showing it in "Champagne" and "Nut Brown".

(from the Hair Fair album; Discord Designs' 2014 styles for Hair Fair)

Next up: "Imo", which is another shorter style with the world's cutest, teensiest pigtails in back. I'm showing it in "Strawberry Blonde" and "Sunbleached".

(from the Hair Fair album; Discord Designs' 2014 styles for Hair Fair)

This is "Niniku", an incredibly detailed braided pony, and I didn't realize I was at my max tattoo layers before I wore the hairbase. So the Licorice gloss disappeared. Bah. I'm showing it in "Discord Red" and "Ice".

(from the Hair Fair album; Discord Designs' 2014 styles for Hair Fair)

This is "Sayaingen", another mid-length, detailed braided style, with a festoon of loops just back of the crown. I love it, and I'm showing it off in "Marine" and "Hot Pink".
(from the Hair Fair album; Discord Designs' 2014 styles for Hair Fair)

Finally, we have "Suitokon", a short style that is braided incredibly close to the skull. I'm now wondering if some of the falls from other Discord styles could be worn with this. I'm showing it in "Damson" and "Terracotta".

You can find Discord in the Brunette sim.





And the usual report of what I'm wearing, now from high above the Sanguinarius Community Center:

Eyes: These are the "Determination" Soul Windows eyes from IM Capped, seen here in 'Cityscape'. She makes gorgeously glossy eyes in everything from realistic tones to the most fantastical blends imaginable.
Skin: The BS Avery (So Lonely) skin in Light from Panda Punx, picked up during the Antisocial Hunt a few weeks back.
Tattoos: To deal with the psychotic magenta lips on the skin, I'm using MOCK Cosmetics' Mythic Neutralizer, then over that her L'eau Havelock Blue Lip Gloss 1, then her Vitrail Lip Gloss in Black Licorice (lip 1). Some of these may be group gifts, I can't recall, but she's a wonderful designer of makeups and skins.
Outfit: I went minimal; admittedly, I've already hit the point of being tired of demos in the leetle box. This is On a Lark's "Adena" mesh camisk in Steel; if it wasn't a L$25 item from yesterday, then it was a L$25 item from last week.

Still using Nam's Optimal Skin 2 for the Windlight setting, and I've also pushed up my graphics a little to include basic shaders, atmospheric shaders, and the Advanced Lighting Model setting. (It's important to note that even under the relatively stripped-down Singularity viewer, my current drug of choice, that I still can't move with Advanced Lighting on, because of the induced shading, I think.) Anyway, there you go--these shots are not my norm of point-and-shoot standard-midday lack-of-Windlight pics. More to come!


I see a name or two and the ghosts just start to roam

More Hair Fair coverage! (Part the first, part the second, part the third, part the fourth, part the fifth, part the sixth, part the seventh, part the eighth, part the ninth, part the tenth, part the eleventh, part the twelfth, part the thirteenth, part the fourteenth, and part the fifteenth, seen previously.)

(from the Hair Fair album; the offerings from [Due])

We're out of the C's and now up to [Due]. The first style is "Precious", which comes with an alpha layer. She doesn't label her shade tones, so I'm showing it in the third tone on the "Ginger pack" HUD, and the second tone on the "Dark blond pack" HUD. The back's a little problematic, less because of strand alignment (though there's some of that on the left-hand side), than the part--it's unnaturally deep, and--at least to me--somewhat jarring.

(from the Hair Fair album; the offerings from [Due])

Next is "Ruby", which I'm showing in the third tone on the top row from the "Dip-Dye 2 Pack" HUD, and the seventh tone on the "Vitamin pack" HUD. Again, it has that strangely deep part on the back.

(from the Hair Fair album; the offerings from [Due])

Finally, this is "Sunshine", and I'm showing it in the first tone from the "Root pack" HUD, and the third tone from the "Light brown pack" HUD.

All of these come with attachments: a hair flower for "Precious", two separate headbands for "Ruby", and a jeweled chain band for "Sunshine", and argh, I didn't realize that until I'd already edited all the shots. Oops.
You can find [Due] on the Blonde sim at Hair Fair.





And the usual report of what I'm wearing, now from high above the Sanguinarius Community Center:

Eyes: These are the "Determination" Soul Windows eyes from IM Capped, seen here in 'Cityscape'. She makes gorgeously glossy eyes in everything from realistic tones to the most fantastical blends imaginable.
Skin: The BS Avery (So Lonely) skin in Light from Panda Punx, picked up during the Antisocial Hunt a few weeks back.
Tattoos: To deal with the psychotic magenta lips on the skin, I'm using MOCK Cosmetics' Mythic Neutralizer, then over that her L'eau Havelock Blue Lip Gloss 1, then her Vitrail Lip Gloss in Black Licorice (lip 1). Some of these may be group gifts, I can't recall, but she's a wonderful designer of makeups and skins.
Outfit: I went minimal; admittedly, I've already hit the point of being tired of demos in the leetle box. This is On a Lark's "Adena" mesh camisk in Steel; if it wasn't a L$25 item from yesterday, then it was a L$25 item from last week.

Still using Nam's Optimal Skin 2 for the Windlight setting, and I've also pushed up my graphics a little to include basic shaders, atmospheric shaders, and the Advanced Lighting Model setting. (It's important to note that even under the relatively stripped-down Singularity viewer, my current drug of choice, that I still can't move with Advanced Lighting on, because of the induced shading, I think.) Anyway, there you go--these shots are not my norm of point-and-shoot standard-midday lack-of-Windlight pics. More to come!


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

some people live to remember when

More Hair Fair coverage! (Part the first, part the second, part the third, part the fourth, part the fifth, part the sixth, part the seventh, part the eighth, part the ninth, part the tenth, part the eleventh, part the twelfth, part the thirteenth, and part the fourteenth, seen previously.)

(from the Hair Fair album; Clawtooth's styles for Hair Fair 2014)

Clawtooth's demos all came in single-color tones, but there are multiple variants, and at least they're named. This is "A Little Soul" in "Girl Next Door", and "Starlet blonde". It's a style that has a similar silhouette to many of the styles at this year's Fair, but it's prettily done, and would work on a variety of avatar shapes.

(from the Hair Fair album; Clawtooth's styles for Hair Fair 2014)

This is "Cherry Bomb", another softly tousled short style that's very fun and flirty. I snapped it in "Orange you glad" and "Softest Black".


(from the Hair Fair album; Clawtooth's styles for Hair Fair 2014)

Next up is "Kinda Casual", a long style that features a loose, hair-wrapped ponytail over one shoulder on the front, and a beautiful braid detail horizontally across the back. I'm showing it in "Delicious wine" and "Coffee with cream". It also comes with an included alpha; I didn't use it.

(from the Hair Fair album; Clawtooth's styles for Hair Fair 2014)

Finally, this is "Misty Day" in "Golden Girl" and "Sunny days red". There's a little clipping over one shoulder in some of my poses, but I think that's less a fault of the hair, and more that I use a variety of poses from multiple makers. There's also an alpha included for this one; once more, I didn't feel I needed it.

The only 'problem', per se, I had with these demos was rez time--it seemed the longer the style was, the more time it took to fully settle into place. Whether that's a demo coding issue, or a style issue, though, I couldn't tell you.

(Not shown: "Color Me Pretty", a flattering long style with soft waves. I know I snapped pictures of it, but now can't find them, so...bah.)

You can find Clawtooth on the Noirette sim.





And the usual report of what I'm wearing, now from high above the Sanguinarius Community Center:

Eyes: These are the "Determination" Soul Windows eyes from IM Capped, seen here in 'Cityscape'. She makes gorgeously glossy eyes in everything from realistic tones to the most fantastical blends imaginable.
Skin: The BS Avery (So Lonely) skin in Light from Panda Punx, picked up during the Antisocial Hunt a few weeks back.
Tattoos: To deal with the psychotic magenta lips on the skin, I'm using MOCK Cosmetics' Mythic Neutralizer, then over that her L'eau Havelock Blue Lip Gloss 1, then her Vitrail Lip Gloss in Black Licorice (lip 1). Some of these may be group gifts, I can't recall, but she's a wonderful designer of makeups and skins.
Outfit: I went minimal; admittedly, I've already hit the point of being tired of demos in the leetle box. This is On a Lark's "Adena" mesh camisk in Steel; if it wasn't a L$25 item from yesterday, then it was a L$25 item from last week.

Still using Nam's Optimal Skin 2 for the Windlight setting, and I've also pushed up my graphics a little to include basic shaders, atmospheric shaders, and the Advanced Lighting Model setting. (It's important to note that even under the relatively stripped-down Singularity viewer, my current drug of choice, that I still can't move with Advanced Lighting on, because of the induced shading, I think.) Anyway, there you go--these shots are not my norm of point-and-shoot standard-midday lack-of-Windlight pics. More to come!


into the ashes and no return

More Hair Fair coverage! (Part the first, part the second, part the third, part the fourth, part the fifth, part the sixth, part the seventh, part the eighth, part the ninth, part the tenth, part the eleventh, part the twelfth, and part the thirteenth, seen previously.)

(from the Hair Fair album; ChiChickie's offerings)

Next up, ChiChickie, and their (unisex?) style "Brad". As I'm looking more at it, I feel pretty sure that it's designed solely for men, but the right type of assertive, confident woman could wear it. You're seeing it in "Golden" and "Cinnamon", respectively.
(from the Hair Fair album; ChiChickie's offerings)

This is "Fontaine", and I'm not entirely sure I like the sort of 'spiral feathering' the designer's chosen, but I can't deny it has a specific and striking effect. And personally, it strikes me as an attractive style. I snapped it in "Honey" and "Pearl Green".

(from the Hair Fair album; ChiChickie's offerings)

This is "Kasandra", and it manages to pull off both casual and elegant--which is rare for the becoming-ubiquitous twin-buns style. (Though this seems closer to a modified Hopi maiden style. [Photo taken by Susanne Page and used in the book Hopi.]

I'm showing it in "Smoke" and "Chestnut".

(from the Hair Fair album; ChiChickie's offerings)

Finally, this is "Lisa", a stranded bob, the first style for which I had to pull out the included alpha layer. I'm not liking this one, both due to the stranded hair (that makes it look like the outer layer of hair was pulled up and clipped, while the the lower layer was scissor-cut, so that when the hair was put back in place, scalp sections are intended to be visible), and the squared-off nature of the hair itself.

Still, it could work for some people. If this is something you've been looking for, ChiChickie makes it! I'm showing it in "Ash" and "Walnut".

One thing I really, really liked was ChiChickie's universal hair texture/resizing HUD. It gives you one HUD for all their colors instead of four or five, and there's a highly visible "Resync" button, and that's it. It's simple, well-coded, and easy to use.

You can find ChiChickie on the Noirette sim.





And the usual report of what I'm wearing, now from high above the Sanguinarius Community Center:

Eyes: These are the "Determination" Soul Windows eyes from IM Capped, seen here in 'Cityscape'. She makes gorgeously glossy eyes in everything from realistic tones to the most fantastical blends imaginable.
Skin: The BS Avery (So Lonely) skin in Light from Panda Punx, picked up during the Antisocial Hunt a few weeks back.
Tattoos: To deal with the psychotic magenta lips on the skin, I'm using MOCK Cosmetics' Mythic Neutralizer, then over that her L'eau Havelock Blue Lip Gloss 1, then her Vitrail Lip Gloss in Black Licorice (lip 1). Some of these may be group gifts, I can't recall, but she's a wonderful designer of makeups and skins.
Outfit: I went minimal; admittedly, I've already hit the point of being tired of demos in the leetle box. This is On a Lark's "Adena" mesh camisk in Steel; if it wasn't a L$25 item from yesterday, then it was a L$25 item from last week.

Still using Nam's Optimal Skin 2 for the Windlight setting, and I've also pushed up my graphics a little to include basic shaders, atmospheric shaders, and the Advanced Lighting Model setting. (It's important to note that even under the relatively stripped-down Singularity viewer, my current drug of choice, that I still can't move with Advanced Lighting on, because of the induced shading, I think.) Anyway, there you go--these shots are not my norm of point-and-shoot standard-midday lack-of-Windlight pics. More to come!


as I draw up my breath, and silver fills my eyes

More Hair Fair coverage! (Part the first, part the second, part the third, part the fourth, part the fifth, part the sixth, part the seventh, part the eighth, part the ninth, part the tenth, part the eleventh, and part the twelfth, seen previously.)

We're now up to Cheveux, and unfortunately, all their hairs are numbered. But we bravely forge ahead.

(from the Hair Fair album; the styles from Cheveux for Hair Fair 2014)

We start off with "F050", in "partymix4", whatever that is. It seems to be a sandy blonde leading to bright sand tips. There's a braided coronet, and the rest seems to be a high, wide, gathered ponyfall. The second shot is "F050" in "Pastel4", which is a mix of pink and white strands. There's some oddity with how the hair's layered on the back, especially a particular sculpted lattice pattern, but that may be intentional.

(from the Hair Fair album; the styles from Cheveux for Hair Fair 2014)

The first shot is "F051" in "Blonde03", which is a rich gold. There are clipping issues with the flexi strands, but we're all long since used to that. The second shot shows "F051" in "Pink03", which seems to be a candyfloss pastel pink. This hair's longer than it looks!

(from the Hair Fair album; the styles from Cheveux for Hair Fair 2014)

Next is "F054" (what happened to F052 and F053?) in "Brown03", complete with summery sun hat. In between the loose floating flexy strands are two thick, messy braids secured with what looks like thin wraps of hair. The second shot shows "F054" in "Ash03", and I'm noticing it has the same latticework sculpted strands along the back that "F051" has.

(from the Hair Fair album; the styles from Cheveux for Hair Fair 2014)

The first shot here is "F055" in "Ash04", a fairly faded blonde, and according to the vendors at Hair Fair, this comes with color-changing bows, with settings to remove them entirely. The second shot is "F055" in "Blonde03", a deep, burnished streaky gold.

(from the Hair Fair album; the styles from Cheveux for Hair Fair 2014)

This is "F056" in "Blacks01", which is a feathery short bob with nearly eye-grazing choppy bangs. It's definitely a pixie cut, but it's cute. And the second shot is "F056" in "Pastel03", which looks oddly darker than "Pastel4", seen on "F050" above.

All in all, these are fun, attractive styles that I crave more Lindens to buy; there's very few problems outside of standard flexi issues (and nothing's going to fix those, there's nothing designers can do about flexi clipping). You can find Cheveux on the Brunette sim at Hair Fair.




And the usual report of what I'm wearing, now from high above the Sanguinarius Community Center:

Eyes: These are the "Determination" Soul Windows eyes from IM Capped, seen here in 'Cityscape'. She makes gorgeously glossy eyes in everything from realistic tones to the most fantastical blends imaginable.
Skin: The BS Avery (So Lonely) skin in Light from Panda Punx, picked up during the Antisocial Hunt a few weeks back.
Tattoos: To deal with the psychotic magenta lips on the skin, I'm using MOCK Cosmetics' Mythic Neutralizer, then over that her L'eau Havelock Blue Lip Gloss 1, then her Vitrail Lip Gloss in Black Licorice (lip 1). Some of these may be group gifts, I can't recall, but she's a wonderful designer of makeups and skins.
Outfit: I went minimal; admittedly, I've already hit the point of being tired of demos in the leetle box. This is On a Lark's "Adena" mesh camisk in Steel; if it wasn't a L$25 item from yesterday, then it was a L$25 item from last week.

Still using Nam's Optimal Skin 2 for the Windlight setting, and I've also pushed up my graphics a little to include basic shaders, atmospheric shaders, and the Advanced Lighting Model setting. (It's important to note that even under the relatively stripped-down Singularity viewer, my current drug of choice, that I still can't move with Advanced Lighting on, because of the induced shading, I think.) Anyway, there you go--these shots are not my norm of point-and-shoot standard-midday lack-of-Windlight pics. More to come!


accompany me by the kitchen sink

More Hair Fair coverage! (Part the first, part the second, part the third, part the fourth, part the fifth, part the sixth, part the seventh, part the eighth, part the ninth, part the tenth, and part the eleventh, seen previously.)

Next up: the demos from Blues, which is apparently so new a store that the designer doesn't have it linked on her profile. Okay, then. We move forward anyway!

From Hair Fair
We start with "Annie", a chunky, curled style that has a teensy looped ponytail on the back. I thought I'd picked two separate shades, but apparently it was in the same triple color-fade of pale violet, aqua and seafoam green.

(from the Hair Fair album)

This is "Crystal", an excessive updo which I'm showing in pale blonde and dark blonde. I'm not crazed about this style from anyone, but I know a lot of residents love it, so I'm sure it's a win-win for someone.

(from the Hair Fair album)

This one weirds me out. This is "Emilia", which I'm showing in a blood red from the front, and an ash brown from the back. But even if I'd had the same shade for both shots, it would still look odd to me, for two reasons. First, from the front it's clearly (from many different angles) a shoulder-length cut, yet from the back it's clearly a very long, loose, non- shoulder-length style. Bwuh??

The second problem is also visually jarring, but in an entirely different way--along the right-side back, again, there's a cluster of hair strands which are just badly put together. It's very visible, and unflattering, which is sad, because from the front this style is simple, lovely, and actually makes razor-straight bangs work.

(from the Hair Fair album)

This is "Jolene", in a sort of rich cappuccino, and a bright carrot tone. There's a little problem with some of the hair strands along the right side of the crown, from the back, but it's pretty easy to ignore.

(from the Hair Fair album)

And this is "Rosalie", which I chose to show in the vibrants, in particular magenta and a saturated cyan (or aqua, take your pick). Not entirely sure the combo of top-high hair-loops and long, loose hair works, precisely, but at least it's not what everyone else is doing.

You can find Blues at Hair Fair on the Noirette sim. And watch Ms. Avie Button's profile; maybe she'll toss in a teleport on her picks at some point so we'll know where the store is!





And the usual report of what I'm wearing, now from high above the Sanguinarius Community Center:

Eyes: Mayfly's "Deep Sky" mesh eyes in Rising Spring (sclera w1), purchased in April of 2013.
Skin: The "Lilah Morte" skin in Ruby from The Little Bat, purchased way back when I first joined the group in 2012.
Outfit: The "Whilda Green" jacket and skirt combo from Footpaw Industries. Today only, it--and about seven or so other color variations--are available for L$25. It comes with matching high heels (not shown) and a pearl pendant (either silver or gold, depending on the colors of the outfit; Whilda Green's comes in gold).

Still using Nam's Optimal Skin 2 for the Windlight setting, and I've also pushed up my graphics a little to include basic shaders, atmospheric shaders, and the Advanced Lighting Model setting. (It's important to note that even under the relatively stripped-down Singularity viewer, my current drug of choice, that I still can't move with Advanced Lighting on, because of the induced shading, I think.) Anyway, there you go--these shots are not my norm of point-and-shoot standard-midday lack-of-Windlight pics. More to come!