IOTW and FGC

Hello Readers!

Today’s post has been combined for your viewing pleasure.  I have SEVERAL wonderful items on from the Fantasy Gacha Carnival that opens on February 1st AND I have the next Item of the Week to announce!

*drum roll*

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How to participate in Item of the Week:

1.  Style with the named item…in this case, ARMOR!

2. Upload your image to our Flickr Group

That’s it!  No prizes, no judging, just fun with styling and photography!

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Now on to the Fantasy Gacha Carnival goodness!

armlets > *[MeshedUp]*_Armlets Black

collar > *[MeshedUp]*_Collar Black

epaulettes > Sweet Poison Daphnaie Epaulettes

sword > 5.::Axix:: Legendary Warrior [sword]

shield > :Enigma: Shield of Eloise Black (Rare)

head piece > [Keystone]  Bru’ella – Gold / Rare /

skirt > [Keystone] Ioanna’s BeltSkirt – Black x Gold – ULTRA RARE

staff > [StitchedGods] Gnarled Staff – Gold

tattoo >  [Demonic] RARE Venus Colorable 

pose > RACK Poses – Veni, vidi, vici! Female Pose #3 2

Other items:

eyes > IKON ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Celtic Green

skin > Deesses Skins: Alicia – brown eyebrows – ice frappe

hair > booN TYU321 hair chocolate

top > Tee*fy Ana Slouchy Satin Tank  Gold

hands > Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Relaxed

feet > Slink Mesh Feet (Av Enhance) Flat

shoes > .Enfant Terrible. Wayfarers sandals (black/gold)

Thanks for reading!

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“I feel bare. I didn’t realize I wore my secrets as armor until they were gone and now everyone sees me as I really am.”
~Veronica Roth, Insurgent

Item of the Week #3

Hello Readers!

I am back!  I hate being behind!  I am sure many of you already know this week’s “Item of the Week”…

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TAILS!

I dug out an old flexi tail and styled it with more recent designs like…

hair > Eaters Coma – GIFT 01 / Noir

glasses > (Elate!) Olivia Glasses – Ivory

jacket > Marshmallows :: Lisa Jacket – Brown

pants > Bitch & Chic by Legal Insanity – Selina catsuit white pants

boots > ::BeetleBones:: Fowler Laced- Up Boots  (MUD)

So get those tails out and show us how creative you can be!

Item of the Week Flickr Pool

*Prisilla*

“It’s not much of a tail, but I’m sort of attached to it.”
― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

Item of the Week #2

Hello Readers!

I have LOVED seeing you participate in IOTW.  The helmet shots we saw were awesome!  It is time to declare the next item!

WINGS!

First off I have to tell you what a journey these photos have been.  If you are a frequent reader of my blog you will know that Nariko Okawa is a dear friend of mine and I work with her on her new project VISIONAIRE. Over the course of our friendship she has slipped me lil photo tips here and there which I have applied and improved with.  I show her my photos for her advice on how I can improve and I really feel I have seen a steady improvement.  So why do I share this with you? Because she made the photos for this blog post quite the learning experience.

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iotw_wings2_009_logo_cbI fell in love with these wings (Arm Wings-black) by Aliza Karu of AD Creations.  I had wanted to use them in a styling but hadn’t found the right one yet.  Good thing for ITOW!  I went to Annwn Willows and the feel of the sim was perfect.  The note card given on arrival really puts you into the frame of mind of the place.  I love music and I love that the sim owner provided a YouTube link to set the soundtrack of your visit.  I kept replaying it (I was there that long) and then remembered I had an Olafur Arnalds station already set up on my Pandora so I used that to fuel my exploration and photography.

The above photo met with Nariko’s approval from an editing stand point, but it is largely my modus operandi…carefully taken ultra snapshots, a lil cropping, and a logo/signature.

iotw_wings_002_logoAMy initial snaps were too dark so Nariko brightened these for me to show me the difference…

iotw_wings2_004_logoAAnd then she helped me do it myself and lay in a background…

iotw_wings2_007_BSo needless to say my mind was blown.  I retired my Gimp and am now fully on board with PhotoShop.  Applications for Nariko’s VISIONAIRE Institute are now closed, but I urge you to watch the results of the work of those who will be a part of this first batch via Flickr and to apply in the future should you desire more out of your SL photography skills.

| S T Y L E   C A R D |

hair > .:EMO-tions:. * ARADIA */black

skin > Deesses Skins: Alicia – bald eyebrows – ice frappe

eyes > IKON ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Pale Silver

make up > Madrid Solo- Soft Sacrifices- Eyes & Lips- Silver

wings > AD Creations by Aliza Karu – Arms wings – black

jewelry (head piece and chest piece) > LaGyo_Misaku

skirt > Dead Dollz Catrina Skirt

Thank you for reading and can’t wait you see your wings!

*Prisilla*

“Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly.”
― Langston Hughes

Item of the Week

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As I wrote about in a previous post, Nariko and I often bounce all kinds of ideas off one another.  One of them was Item of the Week.  I honestly can’t recall how that conversation went, but I know it had something to do with the popular “Look of the Day” posts of bloggers.  We took it a step further when we thought on how most models in SL are expected to style.  Typically we are given a theme and expected to style to the theme.  Nariko and I thought it would be fun to mix it up and not go with a theme to style to, but an item to style with.  So Item of the Week (IOTW) was born!

Here is what you need to do to participate:
1. Join the IOTW Flickr group: http://www.flickr.com/groups/iotw
2. Style with the named item in any way you desire.  (The ITOW will be declaredon this blog every Friday.)
3. Take a photo, upload it to Flickr, rename it “IOTW – [item] – [avatar name]” and add it to the IOTW group.
4. You may include a description of your styling process, link it to your own blog for your style card, or whatever you like. The sky is the limit!

Our goal with ITOW is to inspire you to style whatever your heart desires, whatever story you wish to tell, all based on the Item of the Week. You can style as many looks as you like, or even skip a week or two. No prizes. No regulations. No judges. Just created for your own pure styling fun and as a way to put that inventory of yours to work and share your talent with the virtual world! Designers, if you like, you can also create outfits and items surrounding our IOTW item as well, or even give them out as your month’s or week’s group gift so that customers can walk in to your store to style a whole look with it.  If you choose to do so, do let me know and I will happily share that on my blog.  So here we go…

WEEK ONE = HELMET!

Ready? Set? STYLE!

We look forward to bearing witness to your unbridled creativity!

Prisilla & Nariko

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iotw_helmet_far| S T Y L E   C A R D |

helmet > Pucca Firecaster’s Creations – Defender – Hell – Rare (previous Fantasy Gacha Carnival item)

spear & animal > Manticore

makeup > Zibska

tattoo > Custom Inkz – Bad To The Bone Tattoo – Dark (from the Body Modification Expo)

hair > ~Tableau Vivant~ Dreamscape – Locks (from the recent Body Modification Expo)

necklace > [Modern.Couture] Jewelry – Noya Necklace Gold (previous L’Accessories item)

bracers > Baubles!

corset > On A Lark – Dory Corset – Black Epic (previous Fantasy Gacha Carnival item)

skirt > Countdown.Kate Gold Skirt Back

hosiery & boots > Gizza – Femme Fatale

poses > Posesion – Aztec

locations > Athenian Empire & Hazardous

(For any stores not linked, please visit my SLurls page for their inworld location.)

Crazy Silly Helmet IOTW

Visit Nariko’s blog for more IOTW goodness.

Thanks for reading!  I look forward to seeing your styling!

*Prisilla*

“Love is a violent recreational sport. Proceed at your own risk. Helmets, armor, and steel-toe boots are required by law.”
― H.C. Paye