So Baroque

A new round of Collabor88 has just started. It is the 1 year anniversary for the event so there’s an extra large number of creators participating and the opulent theme for this month is Baroque. No wonder I found more than a few things to take home, such as a new Trompe Loeil prefab, a gorgeous corset from Ingenue, hair from elikatira and a Glam Affair skin.


Yesterday, I found myself wanting to get a photo or two in for the Hair Fair contest before the deadline at midnight. But, all the ideas I came up on the theme of “Freedom” with lacked the right hair or the right clothes or the right poses. Until, when flipping through poses, I came across LAP’s “Getting Down” set. Ah-ha. Dancing, losing oneself in the music, that is definitely an expression of freedom. I bought a hair I had been eyeing—Mango from DeLa, a new-to-me store with some really nice mesh hair and a nice range of reds—and I knew I had the perfect outfit in elymode’s 54 separates.

But, where to shoot? It proved very hard to find a good-looking disco or nightclub that wasn’t packed with people, but then I recalled a recent release from chanimations called NeonLights. It turned out to be perfect.


There’s a massive release of new couple poses from Exposeur today, including many additions to the “indecent” range of more adult couple poses. I picked up a couple plus there was a very generous group gift for the VIP group with another four poses, two naughty and two nice. So, the focus is very much on the poses.

However, I also very much want to highlight the backdrop too, which is the latest house acquisition by myself and Ran, the Carriageway House by Maxwell Graf of the amazing Rustica sim where he sells awesome furniture and houses.

He is also a driving force behind the Mesh Clothing Parametric Deformer Project which hopes to create a way that mesh can fit our shapes instead of us having to fit our shapes to the mesh. Right now, he has made an extremely generous offer: donate more than 10 US dollars to the project and he will allow you to pick out any item that he sells in SL. Ran and I had already talked about donating, but this made up our minds. Why not pitch in as well and get those last 900 dollars sorted out?

Fun and Games

Yesterday, Ran and I spent a few hours going through The Flesh Game, this year’s Halloween adventure/puzzle from the Pulse sim. I can’t say I am big on horror in general, but we’ve both thoroughly enjoyed these games for several years now. The amount of work that goes into the story, the build and the scripting is quite amazing and on top of that there are free gifts from participating stores that you can find throughout the game.

In light of this, I wanted to feature some clothing from Sn@tch today, as a thank you for the great fun we had yesterday. I am also mixing in a few things from the 4.44.444 event for Free*Style’s 4th birthday. It ends on the 14th, so make sure to check it out if you haven’t.