Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Irina by Last Call



In a lot of ways, the picture really does speak for itself. Irina, part of the new Catwalk Collection from Last Call, really is a beautiful gown. The texture of the bodice in particular appeals to me a great deal, and I am gaga about the corsetlike seaming. There are many beautiful gowns in sl, but not all of them manage this luxe jet setting quality. I should note that the dress comes with prim decorations at the shoulder which are beautiful but not particularly to my taste. As I've said before, I'm not really haute couture, I just like to watch it. ;)

This also has a lovely float to the flexi panels which I assume must be hard to achieve as I don't see it that often. Some of my regular ao poses don't work that well with it but they don't work with any flexi gown like this so that's not the fault of the dress.

I've tried to also capture the details of the skirt both at top and bottom with the gold triangle filigree decorations. Unfortunately, though they are beautiful, they also are trouble for my particular avatar.

The skirt floats a little way on the outside of my avatar as you can see in the one snapshot and no amount of fiddling would fix it so that the triangles would also match up properly. I have, as I've notated before, a very slim avatar, so I'm sure that this problem is to do with that more than anything else but I feel to blog about this gown, I should mention that, in my opinion, tiny flaw as well.

I still very much enjoyed wearing this gown and love having it in my inventory to take out for wear again. Still I'm hoping for that mysterious designer shape that's out there, so that my skirts will fit my body as they were intended.

I'm wearing Irina with the Kate hair by Frangipani Designs, the Gold Sequin maryjanes from Digit Darkes and the Heirloom Collection in gold by Elexor Matador Jewelry. Skin is still Lily - Tan - by Artilleri, lashes are still Classic 3 by Celestial Studios.

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This post was edited on December 08, 2007


#1 I do not retouch my snapshots other than to crop them out of the background from my studio and placing them as necessary on a composite background. There are no filters, sharpening or other photoshop magic being applied to these other than stated. These look pretty much as they would in world if you saw me wearing them.

#2 All photos are taken by me and edited as posted in #1 by me. Nobody else is fiddling with them.

#3 I use poses by Maitreya, Long Awkward Pose, TorridWear and a few others. I'll add the slurls when I get the chance.

#4 So far, since this is a new blog and all - everything I've reviewed has been something I purchased. I do have one item on a forthcoming post that was given to me and I will notate that in the post.

#5 Regarding Review Copies - After having this blog a while and in an effort to perhaps be more current with my posts, I have decided to start soliciting Review Copies of items. If I ask for any item, I will do my very best to see that item posted in a timely manner. For me a timely manner will be within a week as I am trying to go to a twice weekly format of posts. If you give me a review copy unsolicited, I will try to see that item posted asap, but cannot promise to post it within a week and it may or may not be part of a Quick Change. Please understand my time constraints :/.

#6 My rl is very busy right now so I'll probably be posting no more than twice a week - depending on events.

#7 I have a home base now both for building purposes and studio housing but also simply to meet and greet visitors. Please feel free to im!
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Sunday, August 19, 2007

Me and My Big Mouth

I am at heart an essentially shy person. I always want to do things that in theory sound fun and useful and good and all that lovely stuff. Sometimes later they get me feeling like I'm stuck way out in front too far. Arrgh.

In any event I attended a fun Closet Crisis event last night and although I wasn't a finalist, I still had fun. The fashion choices included ducky boots, hats wth sheep and hippie dresses, hee! Me being me, I wrote up my note card for the event as if I was writing in this blog. That being the case, I'll take pictures, fill in the slurls and go ahead and post it.

It features a big hat, lacy wrist things and shoes that make clicky noises. What's not to love? ;)

And so much more new stuff has appeared this weekend. There aren't enough hours or L's for all the goodies.

I'll be editing this blog sometime today with links etc and I think I'm going to get brave and tell a couple people I'm here, maybe add this website to my profile. Yikes!
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