Monday, May 29, 2006
Friday, May 26, 2006
I've always liked oriental jewelry and art, and a jewelry set with oriental flair has been on my todo-list for long. It's a style that I find difficult to translate to SL; the wealth of tiny details does not lend itself to prims well, there is lag one easily incurs, the size limit of a linkset and finally visibility issues. So I tried to capture more the spirit of the style than rigidly copying a real-world example. The name comes from the "Dune" cycle by Frank Herbert, which I am currently re-reading.
Yay, two new pair of shoes! A while ago I was asked to do a more pants-friendly version of the calf boots (three posts down) - the calf part of the boots has a tendency to stick through tight pant boots, not very fashionable. So they are, Urban style & City chic, both using the same foot base as the calf boots. And I don't care if you find the names cheesy :P This time I did a lot of the Urban ones in colorfull summer prints, and so far the reaction has been pretty positive. City chic is more of a classical, elegant style so it comes in more subdued leather colors and brocades. What I really like with those two is the versatility - from wedding to goth night out.
Released April 29th, this is another floral themed jewelry set, but with an extra twist: the necklace opens to touch to reveal a snapshot! :D Totally romantic, no? This one was a long time in the making - first the prims itself that took ages to get just right; and then I wasn't very keen on the scripting. But I'm soo happy with the outcome! And aren't the earrings the cutest?