In the Right Light (NSFW Beyond the Cut)

Two of my best friends in SL, Coralizity and Mhyja Questi (the creative powerhouse behind BunnyStar), agreed to participate in a very sexy, themed shoot portraying Renaissance-inspired lovlies!  We had a blast and together we experimented with different windlight settings, calling them out over the telephone when we found something we liked.  What we experienced together was a fantastic journey though the many moods of Second Life lighting and how those windlight settings can really alter way your images are perceived.

WARNING: BEYOND THE CUT THIS BLOG ENTRY IS NSFW.

YOU WILL SEE SEXUAL THEMES & NUDITY. 18+ ONLY.

(Style card information is also located beyond the cut.)

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Alien: Crossover

I’m on an alien kick lately so hopefully you all appreciate a good extraterrestrial now and again ^^  Aliens have always been my biggest fear.  There’s something about a hostile intelligent being that isn’t quite human but still seems familiar  that terrifies me.  I used to pull the blankets over my head as a child thinking that the thin fibers would serve as an impenetrable hideout during their midnight invasions.

Everything I’m wearing is mesh.  Everything. Well, that killer gun by Utilizator isn’t but I honestly consider that a prop more than anything else.  My body, outfit, head, and hair are all mesh though!

The mesh face is new and by the creator LOGO.  I have grown pretty fond of it!  It doesn’t look like my usual characters but I think that’s a good thing.  It’s nice to have a change of pace.  The face is sculpted into one shape but the creator gave a really detailed HUD that allows you to change eyeshadow, eye color, brow color, blush, eye lashes, nose shading/texture, and even facial expressions!  At the bottom of this entry you’ll see multiple snaps of the expressions side by side.  It’s exciting to have a sculpted lip with teeth showing that doesn’t look terrible from the side.  Love that!

The only issue I have with the mesh face is that when I’m taking photographs I like to up all of my graphics and max out everything.  I personally find that this face looks best without atmospheric shaders on.  Once I flip everything on the nose tends to look wider and the nostrils look a bit jagged.  I’ve tried tons of different windlight settings to attempt to get the best results.  If you do want to shoot using the mesh face, I find that “Places Astryls Wild” without atmospheric shaders on looks fantastic.  It has a bit of a retro cartoon vibe.  The face looks like an old school pin up babe and she’s stunning ^^  (The side-by-side expressions screenshots at the end of this post have atmospheric shaders turned off.)

The mesh body/outfit is a mesh avatar set by FlexE.  The option I’m using is the clothed avatar without the head.  That way I could use the mesh head by LOGO.  It also works with the standard SL avatar head.  While I am really, really happy with the quality of this piece, I am a little sad it didn’t come with a no head option on the nude version.  I bought the avatar in world so at first I thought I was maybe just missing the headless option.  I checked online, however, and the creator, hhefestos, explains in their marketplace listing that this is because there is no way to custom match the body to the avatar’s head, but I would have loved to give it a try.  It’s one of my dreams to have a fabulous mesh body to use with my usual avatar head (or even a fabulous mesh one).  Nevertheless, I am very pleased with both my FlexE purchase and my purchase from LOGO.  It’s so exciting to see new mesh creations from talented designers and creators!

*Another photo, a video, and the style card are just beyond the cut:

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Bedroom Burlesque (NSFW Beyond the Cut)

WARNING: BEYOND THE CUT THIS BLOG ENTRY IS NSFW.

YOU WILL SEE SEXUAL THEMES & NUDITY. 18+ ONLY.

(Style card information is also located beyond the cut.)

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Ivy

Real life took over and I had to abandon StyleOven for a while.  Luckily, however, I’m back now and I hope to meet new people in SL and create some magic together.  Sadly, I missed Halloween, my favorite time of the year to blog, but every day in SL can be a costume day so I suppose there’s nothing really stopping me from enjoying a costume or two ^^

I don’t usually like wearing entire outfits from the same designer but Boudoir did a fabulous job with this gorgeous Poison Ivy full avatar.  I added a different hairstyle, my own shape, and some fabulous mesh gloves but overall this is what you get when you purchase.  The mesh quality on the corset is excellent and I was really happy with the shading on the latex stockings.  They really do have that great shine like when I photograph alternative models in real life.  Big compliments to the designer!

The crown was part of the original hair provided by Boudoir.  I liked the hair but it glitched out with all of my leaf alphas in the set I designed.  The hair is comprised of alpha textures so it isn’t always reliable.  It is however ultra creative and I’ll probably be using it with a different look one day in the future.  Just keep in mind that if you want to wear the crown without the included hair you’ll need to mod the piece.

Oh!  And please make sure to change the URL on your blogs if you’re linked back to me.  I had to make the switch to style-oven.com instead : )  (And let me know if you link to me because I would love to link to you too!)  Looking forward to posting more and getting to know all of you better!

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