Every once in a while these past couple of weeks, I pull my head out of Photoshop for a few minutes to see what’s going on, but I have been good and disciplined and quickly get back to the business of working on my own designs. Last night, when I got my hands on the lingerie created by Annyka Bekkers of Blowpop my work came to a halt and El took over and sent a message to Feles “you take pics with me now, you go get blowpop lingerie!” As you can see, it wasn’t a question, it was a demand, and they TPed over to chose colors. When they arrived, Celebrity Trollop was in the process of picking up some fat packs and she only had to hint at being available if we wanted another model before El invited her to join us.
The design of both sets is wonderful, and the attention to detail and the quality of every inch of these sets is so fantastic that if she keeps it up, I think Annyka could become one of the leading lingerie designers in Second Life. The fabrics are rich, the lacy parts bunch up perfectly, and the ribbons are so satiny that I want to reach out and feel how smooth they are. Her extensive experience designing skins has given her an understanding of the avatar, and as a result her work on difficult areas like the inner thigh is neat with almost no distortion, even if you find yourself in a compromising position
The Jolene set (above) comes with the option of the full long corset or without and on multiple layers; the stockings are not included but can be purchased separately and are available at different levels of opacity.
Yvette (below) is a lacy set with just the right amount of transparency. Again, the attention given to the details put this above the norm; the texture, shading and illusion of the of the appliqué is great, and the little cut-out with ribbon in the cleavage and top of the tush is drawn so well that… ok… I admit… I’m little little jealous of Annyka right now.
All poses in the photos above are from Luth Brodie’s Reel Expression. Every pose set Luth makes is fantastic, and I was so happy to be able to take advantage of her buy-1-get-1 anniversary sale this past weekend. Photographing a set with poses from only one creator can be a challenge when working with multiple avatars, especially when working around props, like the chair in the first photo, or when models wear especially difficult hair. (but let’s face it… we are all willing to do a little extra editing in order to wear hair from Truth, am I right?) We had to do both in-world prim editing as well as some Photoshopping to make things work, so as always, try the demos before you buy to see how hair fits you and where it sticks into you as you move and pose.
For the final image, I was in the mood to do something whimsical, so I dug into inventory for a few props with poses from Studio Sidhe. If you feel an affinity for magical things, these props are a must have.
photo set 1:
*blowpop* Jolene chocolate + brown 60 stockings
*blowpop* N2 Carmen tone D hipnotic
Truth Stephanie hair mocha
Poetic eyes, shallow water
Storm Schmooz Essentiel darkbrown
EarthStones, Jharna bracelet and Mara hoops
*blowpop* Jolene scarlet + red 60 stockings
*blowpop* Carmen n2 tone D in la hipnotica 2,
Truth Romy – sand
candynails red square French tip,
etd starley pumps
*blowpop* Jolene -pink
*blowpop* Lace-top stockings – Pearl 20 denier
*blowpop* N2 Ava -tone D- 2.1 Kitty Kitty 1
:: Exodi :: Bailey’s Pearls Dangle (White)(Left)
>TRUTH< Giselle – bubblegum
(Shiny Things) Ballet Flats – pearl
*blowpop* Jolene -emerald
*blowpop* N2 Carmen -tone A- 2.1 La Cereza 1
>TRUTH< Charlotte – auburn
:: Exodi :: Alysha Set
Stiletto Moody – Pump & Anklestrap (10 Colors)
photo set 2:
Blowpop N2 Carmen tone D Ay, Candela
Truth Pumpkin, cocoa
*blowpop* Yvette – burgundy
*blowpop* N2 Maya -tone A- 2.2 Mink 2
>TRUTH< Grazia 2 – sangria
*blowpop* Yvette – brown
*blowpop* N2 Carmen -tone C- 5.2 La Mosca Azul 2
*blowpop* Lace-top stockings – Brown 40 denier
>TRUTH< Esme – auburn
ETD Starley Pumps (Cocoa)