As I have mentioned before, I have been struggle to find “Elle” in Second Life – her look, her character and where she fits in after all these years. But I think I have accomplished one thing this week – I have found Elle’s face…Continue reading
My return to Second Life has been, overall, uncomplicated. I logged in, got addicted to Linden Homes, and of course, I shopped. I have to say that I am a bit disappointed in the fashion choices in Second Life: So-Many-Outfits-Look-Exactly-The-Same. I spent many an hour visiting the latest events attempting to find that perfect new outfit. Alas, 75% of the time, my event shopping resulted in disappointment. I don’t know if it’s the demos the designers decide to use or if the efforts are just – bad. The pattern continues – I teleport to the current “Event Du Jour,” and an advert catches my eye. With the flick of my mouse, I would click that demo prim faster than you could say “Lindens.” Then, excitedly I would port home to one of my, err, seven Linden Homes and gleefully try the demo, and more often than not, the demo unveiling would reveal a horrible plastic-looking shirt with no depth or a skirt that was just..sad. But…not the Skin featured in the plethora of events: Oh My…Not the Skin.Continue reading
Hello Second Life! Elle Couerblanc here, renoobed and restyled. It’s been about 5 years maybe (??) since I did any sort of Second Life blogging, photos and well anything besides decorating whatever house I am living in at the moment. Overall, I have been really gone, except for log in spurts here and there, for about four years. But something about SL has intrigued me this time around.Continue reading
Now that I have assigned caregivers for my baby, it’s time to lounge in this gorgeous new release from The Secret Store. I’m wearing the Fawn Bodysuit & Cleo Lacey Vest, both available at Collabor88. I found the perfect wavy hair to go with this chill boho look, it’s the Avalon style from Exile.
What I’m Wearing:
- Exile – Avalon hair
- Pink Fuel – Kiera
- The Secret Store – Cleo Lacey Vest, Fawn Bodysuit @ Collabor88
- Ingenue – Dale Heels @ Collabor88
Mesh heads are probably the most expensive thing you can buy your avatar in SL; most of them cost over $5,000L. I don’t change my head often due to price (plus having to buy all new add-ons and skins), and the learning curve. All of the heads require a different shape and figuring out how the HUD works.
As you know, I have worn the LeLutka mesh heads almost exclusively since they came out. I saw Kavar using Genus Project heads a lot in his recent ads, and it looks amazing!!! Things I like about Genus Project: easy to modify shape, lots of skins available, options on HUD to adjust makeup opacity and colors, and I like how it looks on me. Things I don’t like: the HUD is confusing, there are two separate HUDs for settings and animations, animations are ugly (ugly is subjective, so I’ll say it’s not as great as LeLutka), no built-in eye control, no easy way to clear all makeups, no way to save looks unless I am missing it.
It would be more fun to change mesh heads if the price of obtaining a mesh head wasn’t so expensive! I didn’t think that Classic and Baby are all that much different, so I wish there were some type of discount like… buy one head, get additional ones for half price.
The Genus Project mesh head costs $5,500L. Kavar gifted me the Classic face, which I love! Then I found out that all of the skins made are for Baby! For the sake of wearing this Delina skin made by Pink Fuel, I also bought the Baby face. The skins made for Baby and Classic are not interchangeable. I found that the eyes and lips area don’t fit if the skin is not made for that particular head. So when you’re demoing skins, take note which head it is made for…. otherwise you’ll end up with lots of frustrations when modifying a shape for it.
Overall, I do recommend the Genus Project mesh heads. Change is refreshing. Change is fun. If Genus Project keeps improving their HUD and scripting, they will become one of my favorites, and perhaps yours too?
What I’m Wearing:
Genus Project – Baby Face
Pink Fuel – Delina (Fawn)
Exile – Tara
Teefy – Lia Dress (Gingham)
Ingenue – Anna Heels
I just wish I had more time to blog, cos the things released in SL now are the best they have ever been. I’ve worn my dynamic SLink hands exclusively, and buying new nail polishes to add to my huge collection. I bought the new SLink ballerina style nails (@ Skin Fair), and it’s such a nice change from the default shapes. I can’t wait for more rounded nail tips!
Teefy released this adorable Simone Dress (@ N21); I love the pattern! I am pairing my outfit with the Asuka hair from Truth (@ Uber), and wearing the hat cos it has a shade of blue that matches perfectly with my dress.
What I’m Wearing:
Truth Hair – Asuka (+Hat)
Teefy – Simone Dress (Retro)
Ingenue – Ulla Sneakers (Navy)
This entire outfit screams kawaii! I love the new Kyoko hairstyle from Truth; it includes two bangs options and a face mask with color-changing HUD. I’m just thrilled when Teefy release a complete outfit (top & bottom) cos it’s guaranteed that I’ll love it. I don’t like when I have to find my own bottom or top, cos they don’t always fit well together. This Brooklyn top and Joey skirt from Teefy is super adorable, comes in a variety of colors and patterns to mix-and-match.
What I’m Wearing:
I am horrible about leaving my phone at home – like really horrible. This happened twice last week and a coworker of mine could not get why I really didn’t care! Sometimes being without a phone is freeing: No obsessive checking of social media or the news and no unwanted phone calls. Just…quiet.
Second Life is like that for me at times as well. You see I have this super secret alt that nobody knows – in fact she is still dressed in her noob clothes! So for those days when all I want to do is roam around looking at pretty places, I log her in. Peace and quiet and pretty pictures is all we need at times.
Have a great Second Life day today!
Poses – [AMM] (marketplace)
Location – Yesterday
“WAIT A MINUTE,” a fellow says to the reporter, “Who is Elizabeth Hallstrom exactly?” At this point, Elle covers her mic and turns to the fellow and replies in a curt tone, “Elizabeth is me you fool! Well I am her and she is me and we are…never mind you idiot, GET OUT OF MY FACE AND LET ME DO MY JOB!”
Whoa…what a dramatic moment right? You see, Elizabeth was my very first avatar in Second Life and she was brought into this alternate reality on exactly January 27th, 2007 probably sometime around 3PM SLT. Yes there have been others to follow: Lizzie Lexington, Betty Paramour and Bettencourt and eventually, Ms. Elle Couerblanc! But I really do like Ms. Hallstrom, so every 6 months or so, I bring her out of the closet, dust her off and make her all pretty once again. You see, if i were define one of my avatars as the closest to “me”, it would be Elizabeth.
So Happy Rez Day Ms. Hallstrom and I hope you have many other rez days to come!
little bones. Inna – The Blend @N21
CATWA HEAD Kimberly
IKON Triumph Eyes – Blue
DeeTaleZ *Appliers* CATWA Head “Face Tulip” Nordic
Veechi – Salt Water Shadow [Catwa]
Veechi – The Ultimate Cheek Kit [Catwa] @N21
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
This past Monday, the media reported extensively on a report by psychologist Cliff Arnall indicating Monday January 16th may be the Bluest Monday in a very long time. So what was Elle’s typist doing on that particular Monday? Well she was at home, sick and taking photos of her Second Life avatar!
I did not feel particularly blue emotionally but for sure I was feeling down physically. After being in Second Life for almost 10 years, I have found my avatars often are a reflection of myself in Real Life. Not necessarily say how Elle looks but in how I decorate Elle. When I am happy I tend to dress her in youthful, colorful clothes. In a moment when I am down, I might dress her in more dark, subdued tones. And on Monday, when these photos were taken, she was in a whole lot of black!
Any who, just some random thoughts today. Details on Elle’s look can be found below. So until next, take care my friends and have a great Second Life!
Poses – marukin