…and the return of India Nadeau. It has been months since I have last blogged anything here. There are various reasons for this, the main issue being that SL had become way too laggy for me (and those pesky lines in pictures) and as much as I tried to fix the lag, nothing worked! I deduced it was my machine, and not SL itself. The metaverse might lag like a donkey stuck in quicksand, but this was getting ridiculous!
In the end, my computer decided to give up on me a few weeks ago and I was given the verdict it wasn’t worth fixing. It was a sad day in the neighborhood when I received the bad news, but now I have a really amped up, pretty, lightning fast machine to replace the old.
So, my time in SL over the past six months hasn’t been what it once was. During this time I was working on “trying” to make a couple items for our SL brand N2 Pixel Studio when my patience allowed, and reading alot among other RL things. It feels good to be back experimenting with SL photography again without any major restriction. I bow down to the 675m Nvidia GPU and my i7 processor for saving my patience and allowing me to turn my inspiration into a visual form more easily.
Now, on to the inspiration!
I love historical fiction and movies. I had seen this amazing dress by Boudoir on the Marketplace and on Flickr recently, and I instantly knew I HAD to do a historical style ensemble and blog it. It came together really well, and I am really happy with the resulting images.
Niran’s Viewer is now the best viewer for me in terms of making those annoying lines less visible. They usually don’t completely disappear, but they are hardly noticeable and easier to fix.
This is my favorite image of those I made. It reminds me of a painting. I really enjoyed using the Faith skin from [PXL]. I made my own fatpack using the vendor system there. The dark lipstick and eye makeup matched perfectly with the dark look I was going for.
The hair and earrings really completed the feel of the outfit. Tukinowaguma did a perfect job on this style. It doesn’t come with a hairbase, so I used a random black base I had in my inventory just to make the hairline a bit more soft, though it barely shows. The earrings by Indyra Originals add a little dangly sparkle!
SKIN: Faith in Sunkissed by [PXL]
HAIR: Suvi in Ebony by Tukinowaguma
MAKEUP: Faith Boudoir Eyes and Dark Lips by [PXL]
NECKLACE: Ibiza Chains by Indyra Originals
EARRINGS: Briolette Earrings in Noir by Indyra Originals (Partial Mesh)
DRESS: Domino Drama Baroque Gown by Boudoir
LOCATION: Chateau de Versailles