|[I<3F] Mainstore & Own Nature Event|
|Miss LT Creations Studio|
|[I<3F] Mainstore & Own Nature Event|
|Miss LT Creations Studio|
Fly me to the moon
Let me play among the stars
Let me see what spring is like
On Jupiter and Mars
Frank Sinatra – Fly me to the moon
I learned to fly once…ya’ll were lucky not to have been in the air at the same time. I was taking a graduate class at OU in Norman and we had to log 6 hours in the air to get the credit. Learning how to fly in a classroom is a piece of cake…almost the easiest A I ever made. Then we had to get in the plane, a little 4 seater Piper Cherokee. My car at the time was bigger. Now understand, I love to fly…when I’m the passenger. There were 3 students and our instructor …who looked to be all of 23…she’d been flying since she was 15ish. Apparently that’s very common in Oklahoma. We started tiny airport hopping…that’s not a technical term by the way…some of these airports were no bigger than a gas station with a landing strip…in the middle of some crop field (not into agriculture, so they all look alike). It was all fun and games till it was my turn. I apologized in advance for killing anyone in the plane and started rolling down the pseudo-landing strip. I made sure Tracy, my 12 year old instructor, had her hands on her instructor yoke and could take over at any moment…and being the prepubescent pro that she was…she started texting her bff with bunches of omg’s (just kidding….she was a total flight pro). When I made it up in the air I was a tiny bit less freaked out…but couldn’t get out of the habit of looking out the window for other traffic. My fellow classmates kept pointing to things below and telling me to look….I kept thinking if we get back alive, I was so putting a shit load of x-lax in their food that night (intended pun). Landing was just as stressful and I was never so grateful that Tracy had been flying since coming out of her mommy’s womb. No way would I ever get in a plane with noobs and let them have control. Now when I get in a plane I go through the checklist in my head and think back on that class with fonder memories :)
I thought of this when I saw the aviator hat and goggles from RO…they’re so perfect I had to have them…they were at Sad November, but that event is closed now so you have to go to the store to get them. You can choose to wear it with or without the hair…I chose hair for me and no hair for Annabelle <3 (btw, the goggles are not mod, I took a picture of them and smooshed the pic down in a layer to get them to fit my mousie)
As luck would have it, Paperbag has an aviator jacket out at The Secret Affair as we speak…..so it was meant to be. The jacket is fabulous, girly and cool and ready for adventure. The Secret Affair is open till the 30th this month and has been wildly popular. The theme is Harvest Moon and the designers have outdone themselves. If you haven’t been, you owe it to yourself to pop over….there are so many wonderful creations, you almost won’t know which way to turn first. :)
Paperbag Brown Rita Shearling Aviator Jacket @ The Secret Affair
RO – Aviator Ace – Thunderbolt Brown – Blonde (Materials)
~Tantalum~ Haruki Necklace In Gold 1 @ The Thrift Shop
O.M.E.N - Dear John – Toy Plane (from a previous Arcade)
*COCO*_Doll – female
*~*Illusions*~* Sprite Ears
[Manticore] Annabelle the mousie
Del May Salute pose
View on Flickr — [Full]
Hair — CATWA HAIR Silky [A] (New!)
Nails — IAF Long Nails (Slink Hands) (Flat)
Skirt — !(HR 3.0)! Felicity Skirt (White)
Shoes — [MODA] BETH ANKLE HEELS & HUD
Pose [Full] — Gift_05 ( Monarchy Pose )
Pose [Closeup] — Natasha_01
Skin: :: Yoo :: Sunkissed Morning, [YOON SKIN] http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Pluto/71/31/1402
Hair: TSUMUGI – Dark Brown [B], *ARGRACE*
Eyes: Hope Eyes – Oak , IKON
Clothing: Ingenue Laine Dress, [ SAKIDE ] (@ Thrift Shop until 30th Nov) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Metropolis/171/139/35
Tights pigeon, Izzie’s , includes appliers for Physique, Slink feet, Belleza body- ( @ TDR)
Extras: Slink Physique Mesh Body V1.4
Slink casual hands and high feet
Pose prop:Serene #1, nani poses ( @ The Gacha Mania until 14th Dec)
With the introduction of mesh bodies into the grid, there was bound to be a virtual smorgasbord of opinions, likes, dislikes and comments floating around Second Life – and indeed there is. Which body is best? Are they worth the money? Is applier clothing really just low quality system clothing shoved in an applier?
Well for my two cents – there is a body to suit everyone, it depends on your preference, and absolutely I think they are worth the money. The biggest question I’m tackling in today’s blog however is the question of the quality of applier clothing.
The biggest difference is that the textures you can use on a mesh body are much higher quality than what can be used on a system body – simple.
With that in mind, just like all content creators, there are high quality applier clothing designers, and lower quality applier clothing designers. The difference? For me, it’s all about the texturing. A good applier clothing designer is essentially a designer who understands the pros and cons of mesh bodies, and uses high quality textures to highlight the best features and abilities of the mesh body.
My case and point, in case you haven’t had a chance to look at this store yet, is ViVi. Now I’ve been a customer of ViVi since I first purchased Lolas Delicq – as they were the first store I came across that made appliers specifically for that mesh breast type, and more often than not the appliers for Lolas Tango didn’t line up correctly on the Delicq. If you haven’t had a chance to check ViVi out, you can do so HERE (while you’re there, don’t forget to Subscribe so you can get the regular gifties and use the Lucky Chairs in store!).
To me, this is a designer who takes time and care with her texturing, which at the end of the day can make the difference between that ‘system layer/painted on’ look, and the ‘realistic/well fitted’ look we all want with your mesh bodies. Below, I’m wearing the Amanda Rolled Sleeves top in red (also available in black,red, pink, purple, grey, brown, white and green) and if you look closely at the texturing (primarily the ‘knitted fabric’ appearance to it) you can see how detailed it is. In my opinion, that’s what you want to look for when buying applier clothing!
Top – Amanda Rolled Sleeves top in Red by ViVi
Hair – Julie Hair by ViVi Hair
Mesh Body – Slink Physique by Slink
Pants – Radi FitMesh Jeans by Blueberry