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A Study of Skins

Probably one of my least favorite things to do is shop for new skins. For one thing, they are expensive, and the other, it’s hard! There is so much to consider when looking for a skin and what looks cute on the box doesn’t always look the same way on me because it’s fresh from Photoshop and probably has different lighting and shape that I do. So before buying a new skin I have a little formula that I use.

First, I define the purpose. Is this for a special outfit or occasion? Is this for print modeling or for runway? or is this for machinima? Is this for everyday wear? Each has its own requirements. If it’s a special outfit, I may be looking for certain features in the makeup or color. For print modeling I would want exquisite detail in the shading with a soft light rather than hard. For runway I would want excellent shading and shadowing in addition to strong makeup options and for machinima modeling, there is a certain quality in a skin that either rezzes or it doesn’t, and the hue has to be completely neutral. For me it’s usually just an over everyday look that want to change because I so rarely model anymore, so what I want is something that looks real enough to be likeable, soft enough to make me feel young again but with loads of makeup so I don’t have to keep putting those tattoo layers on all the time. Then I’ll go collect demo’s from everyone and take pictures. They all have to be in the same skin tone, the same lighting, no prims attached and with a plain background. That way when I do compare, it’s a fair judgement.

The example I have here is from my own inventory. Sometimes that’s the best place to go shopping since I often end up with a lot of unopened inventory at the end of the day, week or even a year.

These photos were all taken using the same pose, camera angle and everything so I can actually see the difference between them. Here’s the list of skins shown above, and a poll widget so you get to vote on which skin you would like to see me in:

  • 1 – Styles by Kira “Willow”
  • 2 – .ploom.  “Maia”
  • 3 – [LAQ]  “Trisha”
  • 4 – {essence} “Alessa”

MODA Fashion Primetime Episode #5: Mea Culpa

The edgy new designs of Tatanka Kaligawa demand an elaborate backdrop and the deserve the extra attention as they individually make a bold statement on the runway, so we took the fashions of Mea Culpa to a whole new metaverse on the [NV] MADworld sim. Brilliant colors and powerful lines breathe life into these ethnic inspired designs. The creations of Mea Culpa are nothing less than breathtaking works of art in motion.

Watch as Harlee and Raine interview Tatanka Kaligawa, creator of Mea Culpa and host your way through this entirely exciting new episode of the MODA Fashion Primetime Show on Metamix TV.

We would like to thank designer Tatanka Kaligawa for joining us live on this episode and another very special thank you to sim creator Isiss Bade for allowing us to share this beautiful place at [NV] MADworld with you. If you haven’t already, we invite you to visit this magical place for yourself and take some time to look around at this whimsical beautiful world http://slurl.com/secondlife/NV%20Madworld/143/100/32.

And while you’re shopping, you won’t want to miss the magic of Mea Culpa, where fashion is more than just the clothing you wear. The experience will lure you into a breathtaking new world of Haute Couture and high fashion. http://slurl.com/secondlife/lafee%20style/212/126/35

 

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MODA Fashion Primetime Episode #3 – Shiki Designs

Join us for this exciting episode of the MODA Fashion Primetime show and you will take a ride to to the sunny shores of Hawaii and beyond. Designer Shinichi Mathy of Shiki Designs has adorned our models in cool liquid fabrics with bold designs in brilliant Summer colors that make you feel alive!

Shiki Designs features fashions for men and for women that take you from the beach to the cocktail party in the styles that you deserve.


MODA Fashion Primetime Episode #4 – Live at The Mens 24

 

Join our hosts Harlee Lane and Rain McCellan and the gorgeous men of MODA as the work the streets on the runway at The Mens 24 2011. The Mens 24 event takes place August 19th-27th from the creators of Menswear Fashion Week, Siren Productions. 24 talented and ambitious menswear designers are celebrating all things related to the men of Second Life. The Mens 24 event features some of the most popular and creative designers with limited edition exclusive outfits, skins, accessories, and hair.

 


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