Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Save me...and feeling helpless

Hi all!

I am glad to be back once again with a new pose. I will be creating more regularly now that I have an internet connection once again.

For awhile I have been feeling hopeless and like I wanted to be saved. Save me pose is partly inspired by the song, Save me by Remyzero. The song was the theme from Smallville. That show started out great but somewhere down the line it started getting weird. I don't know...maybe when Jimmy Olson was killed off I began to lose interest.



Anyway, the song has always struck a deep chord in me. I felt the pain and helplessness in it....that overwhelming urge to be saved by a hero/heroine and just fly away. At some point in our lives, we want to find escape and peace inside ourselves.

If we just reach out and ask, help will come. Being silent and moaning in our heads never helped. I am the brooding type and I know that I can only get better if I tell another person that I'm not feeling okay. It is okay to admit when we're not feeling good about ourselves.


If you notice, I have included two angles of the same pose. I couldn't decide on which angle I liked best. The beauty of a pose and in photography is that you can look at it from different angles and it'll still look great. This is true especially in SL.

Here is the song:


This is one of the most difficult poses I have ever made. SL avatars don't stretch well. I hope someday that will change. So I did have to edit around the crotch area. I use GIMP so that means I had to use the Iwarp tool, in Photoshop it is the liquify tool. SL still hasn't improved the look of the avatar, I hope someday they do.

As always I attach my style card:

hair: EMO-tions Windblown in black
lingerie: ~Blacklace~ Kiana White Bridal Mesh Corset set
Slink mesh hands casual
Slink mesh flat feet

Have fun and enjoy the art!

~Vic

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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Kiss You All Over...mixing the old with the new

Hi lovelies!

I'm pleased to have finished a new couple pose. It is my last exclusive set for Pose Fair! I have been thinking and thinking about what to show at that huge event and this is what I have come up with. I am so very very excited! It won't be in my store until May 3rd.




I was inspired by the the song Kiss you all over, sung by Exile.  My theme for Pose Fair is about passion and wild love. This song really inspired me to try to capture the ardent regard a man has for his woman. He just wants to hold her and kiss her "till the night closes in."

This is my first product photo that is in black and white. I wanted to highlight the closeness of the couple. The shadows stand out more. Black and white forces the viewer to focus more on shape and form. Sometimes color can distract too much from the model. Many of the best photos have a limited range of colors in them.


Julio is wearing a new skin from Aeros, Teghran. Pi  Rain released it at Skin Fair which ran last month and it is now available in his mainstore. The detail and shading is so brilliant.

On her:
hair:      EMO-tions *Windblown* in deep black
lingerie: ~Blacklace~ Tender Caress in  Blue
shoes: Slink flat barefeet

On him:
skin: Aeros Teghran
hair: MADesigns HAIR ~ BRAD ~ Black
pants: #EROSION-#Leather pants EROS Black in M
shoes: (epia) Dress Shoes Black

Have a great week and be back soon with a new release!

Vic






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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Virtuous Gown by Paisley Daisy

Hi everyone!

I am officially back from my hiatus. It has been hard being in SL from tablet and not being able to take photos or upload.

Today I got this new dress from Paisley Daisy, created by the talented joeylin.

Do check out her store!





As you can see, it is a lovely design in white lace. The detail on this gown is so exquisite and fine. This floor length design can be worn with or without shoes. I chose to be barefoot on the large lily pads outside my brother's house. Here I am just standing on the lily pads in the water.

Fortunately I didn't have to dig around much for a nice updo. The hair I'm wearing is a hair from last year. I just love EXILE hair.

What Vic wears:

hair: EXILE Live Every Moment blacks
dress: Paisley Daisy Hourglass Virtuous
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Nijole/160/24/105
ring: {Indyra} Minika Crystal Flower ring worn on the left hand
feet: Slink flat female feet
pose: See you be brave from V. Lenoirre

That's it for now.

Have fun and enjoy the art!

-Vic






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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Long hiatus

Sorry for not updating, everyone! I lost my laptop due to the network card dying. I am getting a new system this week. I have been on my tablet for a week or so. I expect to be back with new releases by this weekend or next week! I'm crossing my fingers!

Vic

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Take a bow...and a fedora

Hi lovelies,

March 8th is Women's Day, did you know that? A friend told me. I hope all you women felt especially valued that day.

Since Cinderella Beautiful, I've started to pay attention to epia. Verone has some great designs. I got his suit from The Men's Dept for Julio, my malt. He just released a fedora; it is mesh and its position can be edited through the Edit menu. You can also resize it by touching it for a menu. The menu even has a color change option. I knew I had to buy it. This hat is unisex too. I might get another one for Vic. :-)

When I see or think of a fedora I am reminded of men like Humphrey Bogart or Clark Gable, men who are polite and charming. They might tip their hat to a lady they walk past on the street.

This pose is for the men. I call it Take A Bow. It might fit for women too. There's just something so appealing when a man tips his hat and bows at the waist to a woman. A woman feels beautiful and respected.




In this day and age, everyone seems to always be in a hurry and men and women don't always acknowledge each other on the street. There are even times women are jostled in public and the man is too distracted to apologize or even nod at her. That did happen in the past but men seemed to be more polite. People smiled more.

The title is the same as Rihanna's song, Take a bow. The song is about a man saying sorry when he is not.

How about a round of applause
A standing ovation

But you put on quite a show
Really had me going.
Now it's time to go
curtain's finally closing.
That was quite a show,
very entertaining.
But it's over now (but it's over now)
Go on and take a bow.

In this song, the man is putting on a show, trying to fool the woman with all his smooth talk and grand gestures. He is handsome and charismatic. This is such an elegant male pose. And in the early years of Hollywood, men were always portrayed as being cavalier, dashing and very charming. Many people, myself included, have favorite actors from that era.

Coming up with the backdrop was difficult. I set up this photo shoot set in my studio. I needed to control the setting. I wanted to convey that jazzy, dignified stage mood like you see in classic movies from the 1940s and even earlier.  Those movies are just so classy and they sybolise Hollywood glamour and the civility of earlier days that is rare in magazines and entertainment these days. I wanted to combine a modern mood with this pose as well so the title is by a modern hit R&B Pop artist, Rihanna.

Rihanna is just so soulful and her voice has a unique quality to it that stands out from most other singers in the industry.

This photo setup is something I put together in my studio. The piano is from Musical Alchemy...really great detail and textures. It is a prim piano and not as low prim as most pianos out there, but still one of the best of its class. I would be interested to see a mesh piano line from Musical Alchemy.






hair: MA Designs Brad
fedora: (epia) fedora
suit: epia Pinstriped business suit
shoes: epia dress shoes black
piano: Musical Alchemy Concert Grand Piano

Available here: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Take-a-bow-by-V-Lenoirre/5841680

Have fun and enjoy the art!

~Vic~


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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Ready To Go and being active in life

Hi lovely people!

I'm so thankful for all the feedback and support I've gotten from my friends and admirers over the years.

My latest is dedicated to those who are actively living and reaching for the good in life.

Ready To Go is a song by Panic! At The Disco. It's a very upbeat song with a happening beat and few lyrics. The rhythm and beat really get me going every time I hear it.

The beat reminds me of marching forward. We always have to be moving and we need to be versatile and flexible. There are some that believe we should just focus on one task but that is not always possible. From my education in the US, I learned that I was expected to know a variety of subjects and at least become proficient in them. On any day, I would have several things to do. We are encouraged to be "well-rounded" from a young age. We are taught to accept many responsibilities and duties.

So this is a pose about being proactive in life. She is ready to get moving. She is ready for change and a new beginning. Though she is leaning against a post or wall, she is alert and can get busy at a moment's notice.







This is my second outfit by Prism Designs owned by Journey McLaglen. The texturing is great. It is so very realistic and detailed. I feel like I could wear this in RL and touch the fibers. 



She wears:

Prism Joon in Noir by Journey, complete outfit with shoes and scarf included
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Couture%20Boulevard/32/168/26

Hair by D!va Zaara (Onyx)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/CalanDiva/148/157/24

Eyes by Poetic Colors
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Strata/86/195/903

Pose is here: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Ready-to-goby-V-Lenoirre/5815976

Have fun and enjoy the art!

~Vic~

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Can't remember to forget you...and Prism Designs

Hello there,

I am back with another pose. I'm finding that I'm creating faster. The most time consuming part besides putting together the look is setting up the shoot. I need to decide how I want to shoot. Then later I look for a font. I like the variety of fonts I can choose from.

My newest pose is Can't Remember To Forget You....song is sung by Shakira and features Rihanna. It's an upbeat, soulful song. They sing well together. Both ladies are sexy and have distinctive voices that are instantly recognizable.


The song is about not remembering to let a man go. The woman is just so used to the man that he has become a part of her existence. She would do anything for him. You can feel how protective she is of him.

With this pose, I wanted to show longing and frustration as well as a bit of sexiness. Her hip is tilted to one side, as she leans on the post.

I keep forgetting I should let you go 
But when you look at me 
The only memory is us kissing in the moonlight 
Oh, oh, oooh, oh 
Oh, oh, oooh, oh 
I can't remember to forget you 




She wears:
sweater outfit complete with leg warmers and shoes: Prism Yesi by Journey in Blue Angel
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Couture%20Boulevard/32/168/27

hair: D!va Hair Daria Type A onyx
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/CalanDiva/148/157/24

eyes: Poetic Colors Jade
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Strata/86/195/904

Prism Designs is now at BOSL Boulevard. Welcome to Journey McLaglen! Her designs are sexy casual. I hope to post more of her designs. The textures and cut of her items are clear and precise. 

Courtyard is LOVE Blushcourt by Krystali Rabeni. 

My pose can be found here.

Have fun and enjoy the art!

-Vic


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