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Luxe Box: Year In Review – Vlog

On Monday, May 15th, 2017; it was the one year anniversary of Luxe Box in Second Life. Many Vloggers & Bloggers have done their own unboxing videos and showing off what was inside of this month’s box. I wanted to do something a little bit different, so I am doing a year in review. I will showing off my 2 -3 favorite Luxe Box items from all of the past Boxes released in the past year.

If you didn’t join the Luxe Box in time for the month and you would like to get the items, there are two different ways that you can get it. First you can join the Luxe Box group on the 15’th of the month after it’s been delivered for double the price until 12am of the 16’th of that month or Secondly you can join when enrollment begins on the 1’st of the month and go to the Luxe Box Boutique and buy any of the previous Luxe boxes. All of this information is listed on the Luxe Box FAQ. All previously released Luxe Boxes are available at the Luxe Box Boutique for the cost of 2000L. To receive the latest Luxe Boxes, it costs 1500L to join the group every month before the 15’th when enrollment ends and the box is delivered. To see what’s in the boxes of previous months, check out the Luxe Box Catalog.

You can find out even more information about Luxe Box; such as designers for the month & contests to win a free Luxe Box on their website.

Credits:

My Basics

Head: Lelutka – Bento Head Simone 2.7
Body: Maitreya – Lara v4.1
Skin: The Skinnery – Dunya (Lelutka Applier) & Maitreya Body Applier
Ears: Mandala – Steking Ears Season 5

Jumpsuit: Addams – Stefani Military Suit

Underware: Le Forme – Lace Desire Lingerie Flower

Luxe Box Items Shown:

Luxe Box: May 2016: Tres Blah – Belted Shift Dress  Tee*fy – Verna Simple Dress & Simple Top
Luxe Box: June 2016: MishMish – Beary Ice Cream  Erratic – Natasha -Monokini  Scarlet Creative – Alaouite Skybox
Luxe Box: July 2016: Reign – Stacey Wedges  Tres Blah – Ken Kimono
Luxe Box: August 2016: Blueberry -August Tops  Ison – Cropper Bomber
Luxe Box: September 2016: Tres Blah – V Neck Sweater  Blueberry – September Jeans
Luxe Box: October 2016: Jeune by Rowne – Denim Boiler Suit  Tarte – Autumn Attic Skybox
Luxe Box: November 2016: Jian – Beagle Pup  Ison – Cowl Neck Sweater Dress
Luxe Box: December 2016: Empire – Honesty  Tee*fy – Jayna Dress  Ison – Bella Dress
Luxe Box: January 2017: Scarlet Creative – Catskills Lodge  Tres Blah – Smitten Outfit  Empire – Alchemilla
Luxe Box: February 2017: Blueberry – Cutietop  Tarte – Chole Canopy Bed
Luxe Box: March 2017: Foxes – Teddy Bear Hoodie  Ison – Ary Dress  Scarlet Creative – Chima Retreat
Luxe Box: April 2017: MishMish – Milky Pals  Hive – Tabby’s Terrace Skybox  Blueberry – Off Shoulder Tank
Luxe Box: May 2017: Blueberry – Bikini  Foxes – Elle Tank Dress  Scarlet Creative – Sunday Table & 5 Summer Chairs

Stranger On The Train…

“I believe in love at first sight. You want that connection, and then you want some problems.” – Keanu Reeves

Credits:

Head: Lelutka – Bento Head Simone 2.7
Body: Maitreya – Lara v4.1
Skin: The Skinnery – Dunya (Lelutka Applier) & Maitreya Body Applier
Ears: Mandala – Steking Ears Season 5
Hair: Tableau Vivant – Messy Updo Wig (Reds)
Dress & Jacket: Ison – Baroque Dress
Necklace: Yummy – Cushion Diamond Set – Diamond Pendant
Rings: Empire – Chici Ring 1 & 2 (From Snowdrop Shoes Release was extra gift) & Avaway – Sherry Engagement Ring
Suitcases: Dustbunny – Storybook Living -Suitcase Stack (From The Arcade March 2016)

Pose: FOXCITY – The Jourmey Bento Set – The Journey-1 *New* @EBento
Background: FOXCITY – Photo Booth – Destination London (with Lights) *New* @EBento

On The Stranger:
Suit: Deadwool – The Dandy – Black
Body: Signature – Gianni v3.5 (Includes Bento Hands)

Pose: FOXCITY – Mens – The Tube Bento Set – Mens – The Tube-7 *New* @EBento

Converting Azz Appliers to Omega

My blog about The Maitreya Mesh Body and Omega Appliers, has already gotten quite a few views and replies on Facebook thanks to Strawberry Singh sharing it.

A common question that has come up is how does one convert their old Phat Azz & Lola Appliers into New Omega ones. It’s quite simple and I’ll walk you right through it but first I need to make a note in regards to Lola’s Appliers. You do not need to convert your Lola appliers into an Omega one. It seems that the Lola’s and Omega notecards are read on the same channel, meaning that Lola appliers should work just fine unless they were not made with full upper textures as I detailed in my last post.

At the Omega store and on their marketplace page, there’s a kit for converting appliers to Omega. If you also have the Maitreya Mesh Body you need to grab their Omega Relay to apply the clothing to the mesh body

Converting Phat Azz or any other Azz Appliers to Omega:

In the picture below, I am showing what came with the Converter Bundle for Omega System. I will just be working with the Omega Classic – Convertsion Kit. -The Combo Bottom Applier

 

Omega Look

 

First you need to rezz out the applier you want to convert, try to do this on a building platform or outside of your home, you don’t want to accidentally delete something and create more work for yourself. Then rez out one of the combo bottom appliers from Omega. Next you need to right click and select edit on the applier you are converting from so that you can grab the notecard. I should note that most are linked objects so while in edit you need to click on edit linked parts then on the prim. For example, I am using a Reign applier, I click edit linked parts and then on ‘Pants’, next going to the Content folder which shows the notecard that I can drag out and drop into my inventory.

 

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Next you will want to right click to enter edit mode on the Omega Applier, once there in the content folder of the object you will already find a ‘Config Pant’ Notecard there, you must right click and delete that notecard one before dropping in the new one!

 

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Drag and drop in your new notecard into the object, it should have been no modify/no transfer when you took it from the original applier. Rename your Applier and take it into your inventory, making sure to place it in theory into the folder the outfit is as it will not do that automatically. Also either take or delete your other applier but make sure it was copyable, it wasn’t then you need to make sure to take it back into your inventory otherwise it will be deleted and then you will lose it!!

Now to test out and see if your applier was made correctly make sure you have it attached, along with your Maitreya Hud and Maitreya Omega Relay. Click Pants on your applier and it should apply, now I also have on my Reign applier as well to show that when the Maitreya Omega Relay is attached you can simply click on the Lola applier and it appears on your body also well, as long as the texture for the Lolas was made with a full upper texture as stated in my other blog.

 

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I hope this has cleared up a few things and explained thing a bit better for those converting their appliers. If anyone else has any questions, please feel free to contact me on my Facebook. Flickr or Facebook Page For The Blog.

 

 

 

The Maitreya Mesh Body & Omega Appliers

Maitreya Mesh Body

I know that I haven’t blogged in a longtime but I felt the urge too with all of the information that I have been finding out over the past few days in regards to the new Maitreya Mesh Body. So please bear with me through all of the pictures and the following information.

The Omega System that has been catching on since the summer of 2014 has been quite useful many designers now offer Omega Appliers along with many others with their newer clothing.

Even if a designer doesn’t offer Omega Appliers you can easily create your own using their Conversion Kits. So earlier today I began to test out if appliers could easily be made and I found out a few things.

In regards to creating appliers from the older Phat/Cute Azz notecards it’s quite a breeze, unless you are trying to convert for example a pair of high waist shorts from the summertime. You will find that it works but the top of the shorts which should be on your stomach will not be there, that is due to that layer having been created as a system layer. At this moment in time there is nothing which can be done other than to see if the product has been re-released with Omega Appliers or to contact the designer to see if they plan to update their older items at some point in the future.

As for Lola’s tops, Omega has said that there is no need to create new appliers as the old Lola’s tops since the notecards seem to be read on the same channel as Omega.

But there is a disclaimer on the Maitreya Kit from Omega; ‘Disclaimer: Not ALL Tango Appliers will work correctly! Appliers that do not use a full upper texture will not work.

Now there is the slight issue, some appliers work and others do not. The ones which did not use a full upper texture, the textures will appear on the arms and stomach. Once more the only thing that can be done is to see if the product has been re-released with Omega Appliers or to contact the designer to see if they plan to update their older items at some point in the future, hopefully using full upper textures.

 

Example of a Working Full Upper Texture: REIGN.- Bowtie Bodysuit- Bubblegum, popular during Summer of 2014

Reign Example of Full Upper Texture For Lola's

Example of a Non Full Upper Texture: 1 Hundred. Bareback Bodysuit. Charcoal

1Hundred Example of Non Full Upper Texture

 

Now I went through quite a few things that I own and I am happy to say quite a few of the Lola’s appliers worked because they were made with a full upper texture.

Here is a list of the older items that I tried which show up perfectly on the Maitreya Mesh Body as a complete top.

Reign
Izzie’s
Forever Young
[In]sight
American Beauty
IAF
Biddy
Renegade
So – Hai
{UR}
Beauty Is Pain
FLG

Now I have sent a few notecards out to certain designers who’s clothing that I enjoy very much and am waiting for replies. So far I have heard back from only one (was a super quick reply only 10 minutes after I had sent the notecard); Skyler Lebed the owner of Dirty Princess. In her own words, regarding Omega Appliers for her clothing. ‘No, I do not have plans to update any older items, atm, if I do, do some omega’s for any older items I will release them as new items, and list them all again.’

Most of the items that are offered from Dirty Princess are 200L or lower so I look forward to see what items might be updated and re-listed in the future.

So for those of you who are wondering if you should delete your old Azzes and Lola’s; hang onto to them. They will come in handy for those items which were not made with full upper or lower textures.

I hope that this information helps quite a few people out. Happy New Year ♥

 

Art is A Feeling….

“Anything that you believe you can do strong enough, you can do. Anything. As long as you believe.”

– Bob Ross

“Everything you can imagine is real.”
– Pablo Picasso

Art Is  A Feeling - Close Up

Credits:

Poche: Orange Tart  summer orange tart  1 @The Seasons Story
Poche: Orange Tart summer orange tart 2 @The Seasons Story

XIAJ: Yuru Artist Desk @The Seasons Story
XIAJ: Hera Artist Stool @The Seasons Story
XIAJ: Wendz Table Pedestal @The Seasons Story
XIAJ: Pencil and Eraser Set @The Seasons Story

8f8: Our Secret Hideout – 13. Our Secret Hideout – Crate of Wisdom @The Seasons Story
8f8: Our Secret Hideout – 18. Our Secret Hideout – Secret Diary @The Seasons Story
8f8: Our Secret Hideout – 19. Our Secret Hideout – Precious Thoughts @The Seasons Story

Art Is A Feeling...

Foreign Queen

“When we get out of the glass bottle of our ego and when we escape like the squirrels in the cage of our personality and get into the forest again, we shall shiver with cold and fright. But things will happen to us so that we don’t know ourselves. Cool, unlying life will rush in.” – D. H. Lawrence
“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharial Nehru

I wanted another chance to show off the some of the lovely pieces being offered by Mandala during this round of Collabor88.

 

Foreign Queen - Close Up

 

Credits:

Pose: !bang: Stands 350-359 – #359
Hair: Truth: Devinna – Browns
Necklace: Mandala: Kyara – Volcano @Collabor88

 

Foreign Queen

 

 

 

 

 

Safari Dreams

“To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.” – Bill Bryson

“There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

Safari Dreams - Close Up

 

Credits:

Pose: !bang: Stands 350-359 – #354
Hair: ~Tableau Vivant~: Cheetah Hair – Solstice @Collabor88
Necklace: Mandala: Kyara – Volcano @Collabor88
Vest: The Secret Store: Noah Cropped Vest – Sienna @Collabor88
Romper: The Secret Store: Kiara Romper – Green Leaf @Collabor88
Shoes: Pure Poison: Giulia *Slink Flat Feet* @Collabor88

Safari Dreams

Happy Fourth of July!!!!

Happy Fourth of July to Everyone! I hope that you are all enjoying the holiday; I know that I am so far.

I started to think about how old our country is and I wondered if there was a way to mix in the old with the new within SL. So I put together an outfit with something from last year and something just released not too long ago as well.

Also The Dressing Room Fusion opened once again today! I found a really nice product from Izzies; Water Drops that you can add on as a tattoo and/or prim attachment. It’ll make a few photos a bit nicer without having to work so hard for a nice water effect on the body.

 

Just A Dip

Credits:

Pose: .[ pose+ivity ].: Leyla Pack – Leyla3

Hair: *ARGRACE*: Hikari – Blacks

Bikini: -Farspire Fashion-: American Grunge Bikini *Group Gift 2013*

Water Drops: Izzies: Body Water Drops @The Dressing Room Fusion

Catching Rays

Oh My Gacha is open and there are quite a few wonderful things waiting for those who go. I feel in love with my new poses from Nani; which isn’t too much of a surprise given that I am a self-proclaimed ‘Pose Whore’ You can find this pose set ‘Catching Waves’ and another called ‘Skater Days’ there from this maker.

 

Taking It In....

 

Credits:

Pose: Nani: Catching Waves #4

Hair: Truth: Blythe – Browns

Bikini: 1 Hundered: Boho Babe – Sienna

Broken Record….

Rhapsody by The Hottie Cooterati Experience is in full swing. This event is all about music from poses to clothing and everything in between! There are eight different musical genres represented; Electronic, Disco, Punk, Pop, Country, Classic Rock, Metal and Jazz. The event is open from now until July 12’th so don’t miss out.There are  I’ve had the chance to drop in a few times and will be going back a few more times before it’s over I do believe.

I am so in love with the poses from .Infiniti. made by Brandi Monroe. I was really drawn to the ‘Put Your Records On’ set. As soon as I saw this pose in the set I knew that I wanted to try and create something a bit different with it pushing my limits a little bit by add shattered record pieces with Photoshop. You see the result below but I’m going to try again soon for a cleaner effect.

Another reason to stop by is the live music that is going on at times by different DJ’s within SL. In particular you should try to stop by and catch my friend Crem Brule who will be playing again on the following dates. July 5th at 4pm SLT and July 12 at 4pm SLT. She also play for the opening day of the event and it was amazing, I’ve listened to her many times, as I am a Director at one of the clubs where she works but don’t take my word for it; head on out and listen for yourselves.

 

Broken

Credits:

Pose: . Infiniti .:  – Put Your Records On – 6 – v2 @Rhapsody

Hair: Truth: Haters Browns

Outfit: Pr!cK:  LaBelle – Black

Shoes: REGIN.: Thistle Heels- Black

Items in picture:

[Commoner]: Break-Up Survival Kit – Personal Massager
[Commoner]: Break-Up Survival Kit – Zanax RARE

[Commoner]: Break-Up Survival Kit – Little Black Book

8f8: 36. Gift Wrapped Sweetness To-Go – SECRET

*Tentacio*: Num Num Takoyaki box

. Infiniti .:  Stay Album w/ Vinyl