Thursday, September 13, 2012

Petite Seats

I've been on a bit of a decorating binge in my and Shay's amazing little cottage from LAQ :) I wanted to pass these little gems on to my petites fans so here are a few!

First... I LOOOVE music!  So I asked Shay to make me a lil mesh guitar and set about to making a stool for my performances ;).  I added animations including 4 sits (1 is more of a lean) and then a flute animation and guitar animation.... the result... the uber cute Musicians Stool.

I made two versions, one if a rough hewn natural wood and the other is a beat up white washed stool for our cottage :)
The Musicians stool in natural rough hewn wood includes 6 anims: 1 lean, 3 sits, 1 guitar playing, and 1 flute anim.  Instruments are given to the sitters inventory.  The guitar is mesh, the flute is sculpty.  The stool is low lag scripted and only 1 land impact!  YAY!

Here shown in the white wash finish, perfect for my little cottage!
Rug not included (Gatherings Petite Bloggers Rug)
The details:
Avatar: Yabusaka petites mesh avatar 1
Hair: Truth Nora in espresso... heavily modified, including hat texture
Clothing: Gatherings , not yet released ;)
Shoes:  Gatherings Petite Boho Sandals (not yet released!... but soooon!)
Oh, a little while back I released The Weathered Wood Deck Set some deck furniture for petites too!  Super cute and low prim, loaded with animations too!  Available in a ton of weathered colors!

The Weathered Wood Deck set includes 2 copy chairs with 20 animations including unisex, male and female anims.  Each chair is copy and is only 1 Land Impact (LI)!  The little petite planter is also included (1LI), and 2 versions of the table (plain is shown) both with table drape (3LI) and without (1LI). The blue version I designed for my deck and yard :D.

The Yellow set made me think of all things sunny and therefore is currently available in Gatherings Petites Store for 50% off!  Hurry though... it won't last!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Fall/ Winter Fashion Trends

I have recently been following real life fashion trends as they relate to second life a bit more closely... I have to admit that I wasn't a huge fan of the color blocking seen this spring and summer as I felt it lacked sleek lines.  Color blocking of the 1960s used black with vibrant colors resulting in smooth sleek lines which were complementary to almost any figure!  This spring brought out very vibrant colors mixed in bold geometric shapes.  I played with the idea in second life but couldn't bring myself to release any of my creations, as I was unsure it was 'me' and I wasn't sure how any of you would react to it.

So now Fall and Winter are creeping in on us in the Northern Hemisphere and changes are being seen in the fashion landscape.  Color blocking is still VERY much a part of the trends, but colors are much deeper and richer jewel tones, especially teal, blues, greens (in any shade) and rich reds like wine and ruby red. Oh, and some amethyst thrown in for good measure. Leather should be no surprise, seems like a bit of a staple for fall.  Though one could speculate that trend towards black on black with leather could be inspired by the movie release of 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" (Great book series by the way!).  Hemlines are short with high slits.  And... the surprise to me was lots of sheer see through fabrics... yes for fall. Of course we don't think twice about that in second life ;)

So with all of that in mind... I went back to playing with color blocking using some of my favorite colors, those deep rich jewel tones.  Then I went back and looked at the 60s color blocking style and couldn't help but love the sleek lines!  My intention once again was to have a dress that would suit my implant clientele, BosomMesh and Petites!  However, I found it more suited for Petites this go around. 

So here it is... Gatherings Color Block Dresses in 7 colors for Petites Mesh Avatars... Hope you enjoy!

Gatherings Color Block Mini Dress in Blue is a snug dress with a back zipper, short hemline and high slits.  It is a bit naughty, as there are no included panties or prim skirt. Reminescent of 1960s color blocking with modern pattern and fabrics. Available at Gatherings for Petites.


~Gatherings Color Block Mini Dress for Petites
~Gatherings Color Change Strappy Laced Sandal
D!va Sayaka II (TypeB) -platinum (right) (resized)
D!va Rena  -onyx (center) (resized)
Wasabi Pill Dragon

So seriously... the next outfit I am working on is absolutely for Biggie avatars with (and without) big boobies... also for BosomMesh and Petites!  Pinky swear!