Sunday, August 31, 2008

It's Stitch by Stich time !!!!!!! by Lucille Morigi

Sevenstar Amat is the designer of a store called Stitch by Stitch and her work is simply amazing.

A true artist, she works with many kinds of textures and colours and the combination turns out to be excellent.

Latest news: she has decided to do a "Model of the Month" Contest for all whom are in her group. Not only models.

Sorry, the September Model has been chosen - and it's yours truly ( happy here :-)), but from October on, the contest restarts.

Like any other thing Sevenstar decides to do, even the way that the Model of the Month appears is absolutely creative and beautiful, almost poetic I must add.

She built a stage in which the pictures of the model wearing the outfit are shown in cutout figures.

Ok enough writing, let the pictures speak for themselves.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Bid for a Model Event -BID ANNA AVALANCHE

Hi, every one.
I post some days ago the bid for a model event.

I like to help charity events and wouldn’t be different with this great event. However I don’t use to advertise my help. It is not polite to make auto promotion with charity. But, this case is different. The event is an auction and to help I need to advertise as much as I can.

If you want to help ASA and have a nice time with me at the ball TP here and bid me! You will be helping a real life organization and have fun. There are also extraordinary models that need your bid. So don’t lose your time bid now. The auction ends on September 5.

The TP will take you to the front desk. To find my picture you will need to go to 138/5/26.

bid for a model 03

Remember your money will be returned if someone made a bid higher than you, The highest bidder gets to date the model.

Have fun and bid for a model

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Tutorial: Using the light for good pictures in the Second Life by Anna Avalanche

I like to post clues and today I will be posting one more picture tutorial. For who lost the previous tutorials the best is to click in pictures examples and tips for good picture to read those tutorial before continuing.

How to shoot perfect pictures? Picture without the horrible shadow. Sometimes we spent a fortune in a clothes and skins but shadows end up destroying our pictures.

Those clues are just to improve your pictures. Other users will still continue to see shadows in your face. To eliminate the undesirable shadows once and for all from your face the best option is the Face Light. You can find a variety of Face Light in the market. I particularly use and recommend the FaceFX. You can acquire a very accessible one in Anna Avalanche Style Store. Before buying, however, catch the demonstrative free, a little box in the ground in front of the vendor. There are two options of FaceFX, from 75 L$ to 375L$.

Well, let’s start! For the beginners that still don't know SL well, it is possible to change the light. Enter in the menu World > Environment Settings > Environment Editor and click in Advanced Sky. With so many options, it is easy to get lost and to finish opting for something that makes your appearance worst.

I found a blog Style in SL with the download and description on how to customize the sky for a good pictures, by Caliah Lyon. If you prefer download this preset here and place the file directly in: C://Program Files/Secondlife/app_settings/windlight/skies.

After that, login Second Life and go at menu World > Environment Settings > Environment Editor and Advanced Sky. Seek in the rectangle, Sky presets, for CalWL like the picture below.



(Picture above) Normal light adjusted for midday. See the horrible shadow!


(Picture above) Light adjusted using this tutorial. Did you see the difference?


(Picture above) Light adjusted using this tutorial plus face light. Did you see the quality? Even the hair color is better!

Or follow this guide to set it manually


The Atmosphere Tab
This is largely to improve the quality of the horizon and has little bearing on the lighting itself, -except- for the Max Altitude, Density/Distance multiplier values. You can tweak the other settings to your satisfaction to get better skies.

Blue Horizon: R: 0.12, G: 0.12, B: 0.16, I: 0.16
Haze Horizon: 0.09
Blue Density: R: 0.32, G: 0.59, B: 1.00, I: 1:00
Haze Density: 0.65
Density Multiplier: 0.18
Distance Multiplier: 2.0
Max Altitude: 188

Lighting Tab
Set Red and Green values slightly higher to give the light a warmer “sunlit’ tone, but you can make all RGB values equal for a whiter, more neutral light. If you want brighter light you can raise Ambient using the “I” (Intensity) slider. A range of 0.67-0.77 is recommended, combined with Scene Gamma of 1.08-1.22. Note that you may have to lower both Ambient and Scene Gamma if you regularly visit builds with a lot of local lights.

Sun/Moon Color: R, G, B and I at 0.086
Sun/Moon Position: 0.000
Ambient: R:0.67, G:0.64, B:0.63, I:0.67 or R: 0.70, G: 0.67, B: 0.66, I: 0.70 (second setting is brighter)
East Angle: 0.16
Sun Glow: Focus: 0.10 Size 1.75
Scene Gamma: 1.08-1.15
Star Brightness: 0.00

The Clouds Tab

The only difference with the clouds tab from any default preset you might have is the coverage. I’ve set it to low (exactly 0.13).

Cloud Coverage: 0.13

As always, you can fine-tune these settings to suit your particular preference.

Now save with a easy name and good pictures.

Unfortunately the blog is not the best place to publish a good quality picture. If you wish to look at a good resolution picture please access my flickr or Orkut .

This pictures were took at Chouchou . This place is beautiful.



Saturday, August 23, 2008

SL Illustrated Bid for a Model Event

SL Illustrated Bid for a Model Too Event

On August 24, 2008 at 6am slt, SL Illustrated will be hosting its 2nd charity event called "Bid for a Model Too", 100% of the proceeds in this event will be donated to the Autism Society of America.

Autism Society of America or ASA is headed in-world by Brett Stand, it is the leading voice and resource of the entire autism community in education, advocacy, services, research and support. The ASA is committed to meaningful participation and self-determination in all aspects of life for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. ASA accomplishes its ongoing mission through close collaboration with a successful network of chapters, members and supporters.

In this event, SL models will be auctioned to the highest bidder for an opportunity to have a minimum of 2 hours date during the Charity Ball scheduled on September 6 at the SLI Angels Club being managed by Brigette Auter. To ensure clean fun the event will be chaperoned by Ariel Lingiuan.

SL Illustrated sponsored another charity event last Feburary for the benefit of Warchild International where 105,000L was raised to help in ongoing projects of WarChild International.

Ted1 Kamachi, CEO of the company organized SL Illustrated with the different units focusing on the demonstration of beauty in sl. These units are, SLI Angels Club, a cool hang out for the romantic at heart, SLI Models, where the models showcase the different talents of fashion designers throught SL, the SL Illustrated Magazine, that features the different angles of SL through pictures and art, and SLI Retail, where the creators in SL can show off their wonderful creations.

Monday, August 18, 2008

MAEVA Fashion Studio Contest

Haroldo George Gepp now on Anna Avalanche blog

Today is a moment of great happiness. I have the pleasure to announce that Haroldo George Gepp (Geppex McCaw on SL) a great Brazilian caricaturist. Gepp accepted the invitation to publish his cartoons and caricatures on my blog.

Just as a taste of what will come next, we will start with one of his famous cartoon "Marriage in SL".

Hope you all enjoy!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Morgue McMillan's poetry

My friend Morgue McMillan invited everyone who likes poetry for her readings this weekend. She is very good. Hope you all enjoy. Below is the invitation that I want to extend to all my friends and readers.

My dear friends,
I feel very humbled as I have been invited to read for the Stone Canoe/Vetruvius magazine which is related to the College of Syracuse University/NY and I would like to invite you.

Time: This Saturday, August 16, 1 pm SLT

And: I have been invited by Julian2914 Hifeng to read at Pat O'Brians.
Time: Sunday, August 17, 12:45 pm SLT.

It is the second time for me and it is a nice setting and you
may like to get there earlier as it is a regular event called Sundays Brunch starting at 11 am with music and poetry.

If you like to stay tuned regarding my readings and enjoy my poetry you might join my group for free

Morgue McMillan's Mysty Minds

Riviera Couture

These are the new release from one of the most famous and fashionable stores on SL - The Riviera Couture.

I recommend these nice dresses, my great friend and photographer, Cicciuzzo Gausman creates for Riviera Couture.

I particularly love the textures and style Cicciuzzo creates.

RC ADV- Flexi Golden China

RC Sangallo XBLACK



These fantastic new releases dresses you can find at Riviera Couture in World

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The spectacular Winterfell Serenity Cathedral

this picture is not mine: it was taken by Miss Serra Anansi of Winterfell, but I find the Cathedral so beautiful that I had to share it

See it in Winterfell Serenity

Monday, August 4, 2008

Mer Dreier… So Sexy

EXPO : 7.08.08- 3.09.08
Siena Museum, ITALY
Thursday 7 August : 21.30 --- 12.30 PM SL TimeWednesday 3 September 2008

Photography lovers don’t miss this incredible photo book form Mer Dreier.

It is so sexy…..

Mer Dreier by her own word

How I work or why?

Mer Dreier

Is the desire enough to justify what I do? I know just that in the absence of this need for creation, of this logic of creation, it does not matter how it is named, I am dissatisfied, anxious. Also my step is the transposition of this desire to give to see what appears to me. The medium by which these feelings forward imports me less than the shown thing.Mer Dreier lives and works in France(Various mediums: acryls, techniques of drawing, photographs, creations digital)Graduate of Paris I Pantheon-SorbonneTeach the visual arts in collegeExhibitions of painted works

Do you want to know more about Mer Dreier? So don’t miss the expo.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Faeria Fashion Show

Faeria Fashion Show, originally uploaded by Wildstar Beaumont.

today, August 3, at 12/noon SLT, in the lovely region of Faeria ( the first Faeria Fashion Show will take place

Faeria Fashion Show