Native Fox, and a gift from LeLutka

One of the latest creations from Indyra Originals is this off the shoulder knit sweater in black, silver, gold, and bronze (shown here),  and two color choices for leggings.  The textures are as great, and the mesh sweater comes in the usual sizes to fit most avatars. One of the difficulties of creating off the shoulder clothing that crosses the body at an angle, and getting it to fit well on multiple shapes, is getting the alpha layer to line up right. This one lines up about as good as you can expect. The set comes with matched accessories too, a very generous touch. Bangles, earrings, and a clutch are included.

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The necklace shown here is also from Indrya Originals, and is the PortaNova set (in classic pearl)Snapshot_008

The hair in the photos is a nice mesh style, long and straight and slightly blown back. This is a New Years group gift from LeLutka.Snapshot_004

Random Exploration

The ChouChou sim is great, but it has become a victim of its success. There’s almost always a crowd of people scattered around, and it’s getting hard to come up with an angle that hasn’t already been done dozens of times.

So, some random searching was in order today. First up is the “Mad Ninjaz” sim. A gothic themed sim with some nice quality builds and good areas to explore.

The exploration threads are:

Top: Ariskea// L o l a Tunic Dress Mesh // Cream (Black Friday sale, hurry!)
Pants: [LeeZu!] Bubble Glam Tights /beige
Shoes: *GF*[Mesh] Long Cuff Boots “Will” -sepia-

Closer inspection reveals:

Skin: [LS] SKIN ::: LYNNSHA Tan Mid Black
Eyes: IKON ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Eggplant Pale
Hair: [[Loovus Dzevavor]] ~ Hair: Cirque GODIVA Tones

Next sim on the itinerary was The Looking Glass, a collaboration by Marcus Inkpen and Sharni Azalee. I’ve been here about a million times, but I always find something I didn’t see before. It’s a gorgeous vintage sim with extreme attention to detail.

Freedom is wearing mostly the same outfit, but the hair is from Discord Designs “-dDx- Clint (Tan)”. The jewelry set is from League, the Wanderer jewelry set in golden oak.

Fluke CLOSING SALE!

Hey guys, RL is happening over here in a big way. My new full time job is going to take a bigger slice of my time than I had anticipated. What this means for you is ….

it’s SALE TIME at FLUKE!

I’m cutting all prices way down!

Individual poses – 10L
Pose sets – 70L
Couples poses – 25L
Pose objects – 25L
Shapes – 25L
Pose Hands – 50L

The in-world shop will close it’s doors sometime next month, so be sure to put on your shopping hat soon!

<3 Fluke Team

Pose Fair 2013

Pose Fair 2013! It’s returning next year! 2012 was our first chance to participate in this fun event, and sadly it was Katey’s last, as she announced that after 3 years she was ready to move on to other things. Today we learn that she is passing the torch to RubyStarlight Writer, who will organize a brand new Pose Fair with a few minor changes. What these changes are is unknown at this time, but as successful as Pose Fair has been in the past, let’s hope it continues to get better!

Photo Hands for pale skins!

Photo Hands are a set of sculpted hands designed to upgrade your SL photography by replacing the ugly system hands, and opening up new opportunities for stunning model photography.

The Photo Hands package consists of two sets of hands, each set having a separate hud and 5 hand poses each. Simply attach the left and right hands, the hud, and wear (or add) the alpha texture. It will take some time to load fully the first time, so patience is a virtue.

Once all textures and sculpts are loaded, you will see the HUD attach to the upper left of your screen.

The graphic shows the controls and operation of the HUD. Here’s a more detailed description of each of the 7 control areas of the HUD:

1 – Hand AO Switch. When this is active (green) the hands will automatically switch between poses every 30 seconds. The time to switch hand poses can be changed by saying the number of seconds on channel 101 (if you want to change hand poses every 60 seconds for example, type “/101 60” without the quotes).

2 – Hide/Show. The hud does take up some screen space, so if you want to get it back just click the little minus sign to hide the hud. Click it again to make the HUD visible again. Once you have your hands set up the way you want, you can also detach the hud if you want.

3 – Nail Polish Colors. Click the color you want your nails to be.

4 – Natural Nail Colors. Same as above, only different.

5 – Basic Hand Skin Color: currently there are only 5 basic skin tones available for the Photo Hands (more will be coming soon). You should choose the skin tone that is closest to your skin. If you need to adjust it a little darker, you can do so with the color panel in the center of the HUD.

6 – Skin Adjustment Color. With this color picker, you can darken or add a tint to your skin (you can’t make your skin lighter with this control). To pick a color, click on the color panel on the HUD. The black circle will indicate where you’ve clicked, and the chosen color will fill the box at the bottom. When you have the color you want, click ‘apply’ and it will be applied to the hands.

7 – Hand Pose. With this, you can control the left and right hand pose separately. Simply click on the hand pose that you want to use.

This set of hands has been specially designed to work with these popular skins:  Adam n Eve moonkissed (or cool) tone, Belleza fair, Belleza pale, LeeZu Nikita pale, and LAQ milky.

As we all know, nothing is perfect. Especially SL! Seams between the avatar and the hands are almost unaviodable. WIth a good skin match, perfect sizing, and the proper lighting, you might be able to hide it pretty well. For those times when perfection does not happen, we’ve included some bangles that are really good for hiding seams. These bangles attach to the forearm by default. If you choose to use your own bangles and they attach somewhere else, you should first make a copy of your bangles and then attach to the forearm. Another excellent way to hide seams is to wear sculpted/mesh long sleeves.

Photo Hands from Fluke are available now at the Fluke main store, and on the marketplace.  There is a free demo so you can try them out, risk free.

If you have any question, feel free to message GM Nikolaidis, or email me at gm.nikolaidis@gmail.com