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The Dreamers Factory

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Hey! There is a new event that opened up and it’s called The Dreamers Factory and I had a chance to stop by there on Sunday and I found two things that I really liked. There are these little winged poofy things from MishMish and Ice Cream Cone seats with cute poses from Flowey. Both of these are Gacha items!

You can go to the Dreamers Factory here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Blossom%20Land/223/121/21

One thing that I found at the Hair Fair was this gorgeous sparkly hair from Exile and it’s only one linden! This Lingerie set from Luxuria is new to the Deck’s Attic right now and it works with the regular avatar, the slink mesh avatar or the wowmeh one. It’s a lovely set! Anyhow have a great Tuesday!

Late Night Tales

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This Lounger is pretty fantastic and you can get it for 300L at the Men’s Dept, and there is also a PG version of it that is a bit cheaper. It is from a new to me brand called Stockholm & Lima.

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I am wearing hair from Argrace, The Cassia skin from Glam Affair at Summerfest as well as the Tres Blah Kimono from Summerfest. I am also wearing the Slink Body, with Hucci Lingerie appliers. My poses are from Flowey. My shoes are from Reign at Hello Sunshine which I believe has now closed and my eyes are from Ikon.

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Getting Naked for Slink Physique

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On Wednesday, Slink had a new release which was a long awaited fitted mesh body called Slink Physique. I’ve been playing with it most of the day and I’ve even taking a few photos. Even in the most elaborate of poses, when it’s time to edit your photos there is not much that needs to be done to them.

I am using the appliers from Glam Affair that are at out the store now with this mesh body.

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In the pack there was also an example of what you could wear with this. There was an underwear set and a dress as shown below.. you will have to spend about a half hour or so playing around with this and discovering what works best for you.
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Some tricks and tips for the Slink Physique
I found that there was a little gap between the hands. You could wear bracelets to hide it or what I did was use the next smallest size slink hand which was XS. The feet don’t fit perfectly but it’s close enough and in the right wind light it doesn’t matter.

I suggest Avatar Opt 2 as a windlight because it’s pretty bright even on low graphic computers. I would also suggest enabling basic shaders and atmospheric shaders if you can.

The neck was a bit of a problem area for me but something that did help was going into edit my shape on the chin tab and I played with the chin depth and jaw angle and that helped quite a bit. Another thing that helps is good wind lighting and bumping up your graphics a little.

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Thoughts

I like this body a lot, even better than the WowMeh. I can see myself using this one for more than just photos. I like the knees a lot and how when you sit you don’t have all that jagged weirdness on system bodies. I like that even though it’s mesh it’s fitted mesh and you can give yourself a little extra love in places that you were not able to before.

I don’t know if this is a possible thing but I think fitted mesh hands and feet should be the next thing to come along to go with the body. You start to feel like a bit Frankenstein after awhile with all of these mesh parts but this is the closest that I’ve come to having everything I’ve wanted in one item.

Sure, there are things that I’d like to see slightly improved but it’s pretty damn close to being perfect.

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The HUD
The HUD is a bit too small on my screen. It’s hard to see the smaller buttons at the top on my Firestorm Viewer. One thing that you should take note of is on the alphas there is a sort of sheath to add a neck layer or hide it. I saved myself a lot of frustration unchecking this.

When I figured out how to do that I was happy. It worked best for me to hide it. The have a FAQ right here: http://docs.slinkstyle.com/physique/customer/ I imagine and hope that it will have more information as well as photos time goes on.

One thing that I would love changed about the HUD is that lets imagine when you are wearing shorts. Say the shorts are a bit lower in the front than they are in the back. It would be nice if you could hide something in the front that you can’t hide in the back.. or vice versa cause otherwise you might have to wear different shorts depending on the top that you are wearing.

The alpha HUD hides most parts but I would love to see that as an update one day. I think that you will be able to wear many basic things but you wont be able to wear say racer-backs and stuff with stranger parts that need to be alpha’d away. But with the fitted mesh dress that came with it in the pack it was perfect.

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In closing, I’m super excited about this and what it will bring as far as new content creation. I feel like it’s going be something that will tie everything else in together and once it catches on it will be a must have and at 1250L it’s really a steal. I’m very impressed!

The poses that I used in this post are from Flowey except for the first pose which is from Infiniti.

Pink Fuel Group Gifts, Pixicat @ the Arcade and New Truth Hair!

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First, lets talk about this generous group gift from Pink Fuel. Now, I did have to pay 500L to join the group buuuuut it’s a beautiful skin and worth at least four times over that.

It comes with all kinds of layers, and appliers for the Slink Mesh Hands and Feet. It’s from the Harley line but it’s in a new tone called Crystal. I think other appliers in the future will be for a fee but, seriously steal this skin!

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I also managed to take a few fun photos with the new Birdie hair from Truth and some kimono’s and the rare fan, dragon and hat from Pixicat at the Arcade.. that just opened up today! These shoes are also from Ingenue and you can win them too at the Arcade!

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My knee tattoo’s are from JIM and my poses are from !bang.

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Slink, & Cae’s Bali Bead Anklet Gacha @ Shoetopia

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Hello! I have some pretty shoes and feet to show you. Siddean Munro has made a brand new Slink foot with an even higher base for even higher heels. This is win! But before I talk more about that check out the ankle that I’m wearing on these brand new feet.

Caelan Hancroft of Cae has made some cute little Gacha anklets that can be moved and shift around to fit almost any foot. These are super detailed and very cute! There are several to win and the one that I am showing is a rare.

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Siddean Munro of Slink has four new releases waiting for you on Friday when Shoetopia opens (on sim number one) There are two new pairs of heels, one pair of boots and the new foot base. I look forward to seeing more shoes with this base! My feet feel so spoiled today!

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For more information about Shoetopia please check out the official blog here: http://slshoetopia.blogspot.com/

Shoetopia: Your Shoe Heaven in the Clouds

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In a few day’s Shoetopia will be open access for all.

I wanted to take a few photos of the build and share them. There are two sims and they are in a large circle with two offsets on each sim for the gacha machines, the sponsors in the middle and all the other stores around the circle. I like the layout and design of Shoetopia and it was easy to get around which is important in a fair in Second Life.

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I have a copy of the official press release for the event that I’m going to post below. It has more information in it and better put than I could give you:

SHOETOPIA 2013, The long awaited return of the ‘premiere shoe event’ in Second Life is set to open on Friday, November 15th, 2013.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Contact: Anessa Stine

November 12, 2013 — Announced way back in January of this year, SHOETOPIA is the reincarnation of the most popular footwear event in Second Life, SHOE FAIR, which has been missing in action since June 2011. Now, almost 10 months since it was announced, SHOETOPIA 2013 is set to open on the 15th of this month with an ethereal build by Artist Rebeca Bashly, that promises to have you in Shoe Heaven! Excited designers and shoe lovers alike, have delighted at the promise of a ‘New Kind of Shoe Fair’, and the anticipation has been building steadily as opening day draws closer.

Conceived by long time Event Coordinators, Business Managers and Second Life Fashion Bloggers, Sophia Harlow and Anessa Stine, SHOETOPIA is their first collaborative effort combining a mutual love of fashion, respect for ingenuity and quality, and desire to create a memorable and special annual event to fill the void in the Second Life event calendar created when SHOE FAIR failed to take place in 2012. Says Sophia, “When the thought dawned on me that there needed to be a footwear event in Second Life again, there was only one person that I approached. Anessa has always been a ‘Shoe Girl’, and her creative vision was the perfect compliment to my detail oriented planning skills and excellent relationships with many SL Creators.” Both Sophia and Anessa are thankful to the many volunteers who are dedicated to making this event a success.

Carrying on the tradition of it predecessor, SHOETOPIA has selected the charity organization Soles4Souls as its ‘Sole’ beneficiary. This is a charity that touches all shoe lovers, an organization that not only supports those in need domestically, in North America, but also those met with disaster around the world. Says Anessa, “An organization that puts shoes on the feet of underprivileged children so they can attend schools, allows domestic abuse victims to have a second chance at entering the workforce in style, creates jobs in the most needy of communities, and uses the slogan ‘every shoe deserves a Second Life’, it could not be a more worthy or appropriate organization to benefit from all of our efforts.” The timing of SHOETOPIA could not be more advantageous to Soles4Souls, already hard at work preparing to assist those affected by the recent storms in the Philippines and Southeast Asia, each participating designer will be offering up an item that will see 100% of its proceeds go directly to Soles4Souls.

With more than 50 of Second Life’s most talented footwear designers, and dozens of incredible contributing gacha designers, there will something for everyone on this stroll through the clouds. Major Sponsors; Slink, Gos Boutique, Just Design and LaRoo, and additional sponsors; ISON, KOSH, lassitude & ennui, House of London, KoiKoi, fri.day, sYs, House of Fox, Glam Affair, G Field, Valiant and ViveNine/Ryvolter, will all be releasing new items at SHOETOPIA, as will each and every one of the participants. Says Anessa, “The response from designers has been so positive, we are overwhelmed by the quality of the footwear at this event.”

SHOETOPIA will be pleased to welcome all of you to visit our slice of ‘Shoe Heaven’ between November 15th and 30th of this year, in what promises to be the first of many ‘Shoetopian’ events to come!

Official Blog: http://slshoetopia.blogspot.ca/
Official Flickr Group: http://www.flickr.com/groups/shoetopia/

As you can see, we are in expert hands!

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Bathed in light

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More from Collabor88 in this post.

The build that I’m using is from Scarlet Creative and it one of the coolest little builds that I’ve seen in awhile. I will probably show more of it in another post but this is the little pool that comes with it and has a few sitting and lounging poses.

The necklace that I’m wearing is from LaGyo, also for Collabo88. I adore the metal flowers on it and this hair is the Beck hair from Tableau Viviant and the skin is from Glam Affair – Elvi/America/#10.

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I’m also wearing the L.inc Phat Azz in this post. Bare Feet from Gos Boutique and hands from Slink in Elegant.

Yes, I bought an Azz

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So, I bought one of those Phat Azz’s. I wasn’t gonna at first but Glam Affair made appliers, and then Izzies made this cute bra and panty set so I was curious.

Will I wear it all the time? No. I just kinda wanted to try it and do a photo. I don’t know if they will catch on like the Lola’s did but maybe? The butt is kinda neat though and I look forward to see what people will do as far as appliers though.

One thing you gotta do when you get it is read the note card as far as your shape goes. You gotta put your body fat down to 0 and your belly at 15. I think it would have been better if they made the Azz in standard sizing and a bit more realistic but there are some sliders that you can play around with and a a few variations.

It’s up to you! After having purchased it I feel sort of neutral. I don’t regret my purchase but then again I’m not sure how much use I will get out of it. I came, I saw, I got a Phat Azz. You can get your own Phat Azz or demo it at Luck Inc.

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I am also wearing cute polka dotted bra and panties from Izzies. New Rocky hair from Truth, Mandala ears, slink hands and Gos Feet.