Saturday, September 29, 2007

Isolde - new jewelry at Lassitude & Ennui

Inspired by the Art Nouveau movement and the intricacies of celtic knotwork, Isolde is a dazzling jewelry set that will compliment any formal or medieval outfit.

Set comprises necklace, earrings and a hairpin (attaches to mouth, might need some adjustment depending on hairstyle). All mod / no copy / transfer, great for gift-giving! Free demos available.

To visit Lassitude & Ennui, map Nouveau(60,60) or look up Jackal Ennui, first profile pick.

Thanks for looking!

P.S.: If you write for an SL fashion blog, please IM me if you'd like a review copy! I don't want to spam everyone with stuff so I don't always send out review copies - that doesn't mean I've forgotten you :)

Monday, September 17, 2007

Jewelry Expo 2007 - Auction item by L&E

Jewelry Expo 2007 has been running for 2 days and I'm really happy about the positive reception everywhere - and the sim is usually full by euro afternoon times. There is an auction of one-off, celestial themed jewelry, and I've contributed a choker / earring set called "The stars my destination". The title is, of course, a reference to a book by Alfred Bester - I like the evocative nature of the title. The jewelry is a slight nod to steampunkt aesthetics; I imagine it could be portable star map, or maybe even a travel device?

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

New sculpted flats @ Lassitude & Ennui

I finally took the plunge into sculptie world and made these flats, which would have been plain impossible with regular prims. They're very simple - only 3 prims per shoe - I was going for a wardrobe basic here. What I really like is that with the clean lines they can really be dressed up or down. Try them with a mini-skirt, a rennaissance dress or Tete a Pied latest calendar release, September.

They come in 14 colors and 3 sizes (0 / 12 / 22) - 200L$ per color or the fatpack for 1400L$. Currently only available at Lassitude & Ennui in Nouveau but I'll be updating the other locations soon. There's demos for size and color. Please note that sculpties can take a while to rez!

For those curious, I've been using ZBrush for sculpting and texture baking, Wings3D for sculpt map export, SLImageUploading for uploading (duh!) and Photoshop for post-processing. Aside from wasting 2 days figuring out that my model had not UV map, ZBrush has been a really pleasant experience. The 2.5D/3D is rather different from regular 3D apps, but the modelling concept is very intuitive and extremly fun. I'm just a bit miffed that a 64x63 sculptie is a bit too small to really use all the modelling possibilities of ZBrush.

I've also dropped the prices for all other shoes & boots (Victoria, Eva pumps 230L$ instead of 300L$, Elizabeth boots 300L$ instead of 370L$ etc) permanently. Currently the updated prices can be found at Lassitude & Ennui in Nouveau, Caledon Tamrannoch and Caledon Victoria City, and I'll be making the rounds to the various mall locations today.