Of Close-ups and Distance

While for some the stay-at-home period seems to bring along amazing creativity, I find myself struggling to even put a simple, healthy meal together, let alone being creative. It’s rather surprising as I am a hermit by choice and very much not a social butterfly.

Perhaps I am just a contrarian. Let’s stick with that. It has a nice ring to it.

Now onward to the task at hand, some ramblings about the picture:

I am in LOVE with the new Lelutka heads. Absolutely and unequivocally in love. What I love most is the option to mature your skin with the simple push of a button. And I use it with gusto. What also is a great thing is that the Axis hud still works. It has so many possibilities that for now I only have pursed my pretty little lips a bit.

So one more time; I LOVE the new Lelutka heads. There.

What I also love is BoM. I am sporting the basic Ana Skin from Clef de Peau, one of my favorite base skins to start a look with. Now, most of my looks are pretty much the same, I tweak a bit and pinch a bit there but in essence, my shapes stay the same. But BoM allows us to add so many details. Here I am only wearing 6 layers, base skin, eyebrows, tattoo, red circles, eyebags and as the piece de resistance the scar in the mouth corner.

It is of course from TF, Bordello.  Tristan has treated the grid with stunning art and more recent nifty little add ons for body and face. And it is those details in my opinion that make a face interesting. Personally, I am partial to this little gem because I find it utterly intriguing.

I will keep this short because storms are moving in, and more urgent my shoulders are still not up to par. They are, for all you 3,5 readers, better but only because I rest them.

For me, it’s back to resting, stay safe, sane and healthy.

Toodles.

Of Portraits and Vision

It is known, to steal a catchphrase, that I love to fiddle with pictures. The results are varying but they all have one thing in common, the time spends ‘fiddling’ usually yields an effect I like.

It is also a way to mask flaws that the photographed object might have. Touch up a bit here, touch up a bit there and voila, a perfect picture.

The picture you see here has not been touched up. It has been resized, the neckline has been blurred as I was not wearing a body when I shot this and the left border has been added. That is as they say it. Taken in Firestorm, ultra settings and a neutral WL with no shadows. Now, my sweet 3.5 readers, you might wonder why would I do this?

Personally, I think the simplest pictures are the absolute most difficult to frame. You have nowhere to hide. Regardless of what you shoot, if you go for simple, minimalistic there is no way to hide. What you see is what you get.

So lets for a  moment pretend you are so floored by this face that you want to ‘get it’. You would have to get your be-hind over to Clef de Peau and grab the Bianca skin. It is my favorite from this designer.

The lipgloss is part of the deal as are the freckles and tadaaaa it is BoM. For those already the proud owners of this skin (and others), please hit the re-delivery terminal at the store and you will find BoM-layers in your package, sitting quite cosey right next to the applier for those who are not (yet) convinced to go BoM.

I am wearing the new Lelutka head, Nova 1.0, which in my not so humble opinion is absolutely freaking stunning. The hair base is from .Shi and currently at Uber is the most insane hair available. Insanely good that is.

I will leave it at this, go see for yourself by visiting Clef de Peau Mainstore, Uber and Lelutka.

 

Of New and Fun

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Even the most devout, pale loving skin freaks do sometimes find themselves tempted by the sultry darker type skins. I am not an exception. Perhaps the truly pale skin worshipers will stay true to their religion. I am at best, a sinner who strays.

Clef de Peau has been releasing temptation after temptation and today at the Anthem event there is a stunning, truly stunning skin available but alas, it is for the Genus head.

The Genus head and I are not friends. I have the basic and the babyface, and both are absolutely stunning but the hud is fighting me all the way. I simply can’t get it to work well enough to make it a pleasant experience and I went back, post-haste to my first love, LeLutka.

I wish to emphasise that this is by no means a negative review on the Genus head. Au contraire. If I could get the sucker to work, I’d be over the moon.

Now, back to the skin. Clef de Peau. He is a magician. First things first and some of you might recall my search for a new skin. I have spent the equivalent of what could have been a small second-hand car on skins and pretty much gave up. Skins either had idiotic contours, headlight boobies, pooped-in-my-panties bums and/or I managed to look like everybody else.

Writing this post is probably not helping me staying unique, or at least a bit unique but I am so in love with these skins that I just had to ramble about them, and no I am not a blogger for this store. Just a customer who happens to love the quality and craftsmanship.

And then the skin gods smiled down on me and I rediscovered Clef de Peau.  I have the Bianca in 2 tones and the Ana in 1 tone. The tones are lovely. Not too red, not too orangy not to this that or whatever just right. Eye of the beholder and all that.

Anyway enough ramble-splut-splut drool. For the people who take this shit really serious, here is a raw screenshot. Only resized it, not tricks no whatever. Raw inworld shot.

Do yourself a favour and make sure next time you are looking for a skin you visit this skin maker because well.. it’s worth it.

Toodles

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