Monday, July 28, 2008

Cyberglam in Second Life - CaLLie CLine's Swan Song

caLLie cLine's Swan Song

This is one of my favorite dresses to hit SL in a long time, due to the fact that this dress is done in a style I have yet to see in SL. caLLie's "Swan Song" is the first time I have seen something close to Cyberpunk and Runway Couture combined. I have been calling it, "Cyberglam". I want MORE of it in Second Life in general.
Also I cannot think of a high fashion piece in SL that has the movement this displays in the gems on the sculptie skirt and jewelry set. Not only is there movement in the form of a water-like substance ebbing and flowing throughout, there is also a movement of wings and feathers and terrestrial life happening when the varying feather skirts are added to it. I find that very smart, whimsical and unique in SL. This dress is stunningly alive.

This piece in all it variations is glamorous AND cutting edge while not at all coming off as pretentious. I'm probably not the only person who has looked at certain gowns and seen the snob in them. Reason being, is caLLie approaches her work with a wide-eyed excitement, rarely having a solid plan of attack or manipulation. When art is approached from that level, magic happens.

She also creates magic with others as was the case with "Swan Song". Nebulosis Severine was responsible for the creation of the water-like jewels displayed in the piece, taking it completely out of this world.

For those that aren't enthusiasts of the "cyberglam" style, caLLie has also included multiple options to turn this dress into pure glamour. You can make at least 7 totally different outfits out of this emsemble without even thinking and the potential is there for many many more as well.

This brings me to my last point. This piece or shall I say these SEVENTEEN pieces, is pure generosity at 1111L. Many designers as we all know sell half as many pieces for prices ranging from 1500-1800L.

Swan Song is available at the Black Swan Sim by Rezzables until August 4th, 2008 at which point it will be made available in caLLie's flagship location on caLLiefornia.

Monday, July 21, 2008

AM Pro Rides 1964 AM Pro Impala

Cars are an amazing fashion accessory, and none sexier in SL at this moment than the 1964 AM Pro Impala crafted by Abacus Mimistrobell. Without having to wear a HUD of any kind, this sweet ride works just as it should. In the words of Abacus, "This car was created for classic low rider lovers, big and small. Featuring a host of SL's top creators to bring to you a build that has left no stone unturned. This project has been a true work of love for all involved , and was built with the utmost attention to detail. Everyone on the AM Pro Rides Team stepped it up a notch to bring the true feeling of this car to SL. From the masterfully crafted design, to the hand made custom textures, to the superb scripting for all the working gadgets and ease of drive, this car is definitely a milestone in this companies long future and one to be looked upon by all for conceptual design for ages to come."


★Custom Scripts - Les White! nuff said!

★NO HUD!- This car WORKS in every sense of the word

★Main Menu
- To access the main menu the tires make perfect buttons.
- Convertible - Paint - Passenger - Camera - Show Seats - Wipers
Dice - Hydraulics - Squirt - Notecard

★Custom Plater
- This car comes with 6 AM Pro Rides license plates and one blank one.
Drop out the custom plater, drop your own texture on it then click the license plate

★Working Parts
- Wipers & Spray - Dice Toggle - Hydraulics - Shifting and dash
pressing anims - Radio with 8 random loop presets and search -
Dash clock set to SLT - Horn - Turn signal and blinkers -
A/C with sounds - Speedometer - Window up/down with anim -
Convertible option - Customizable License plate Texture -
Headlights - Trunk

- 18 Custom animations by one of Bits and Bob's creator Yawneeb

- 5 Custom particles by Maldavius Figtree

★Passenger Info

Driver/Passenger/3 rear passengers/ and the final person gets to
be tied up in the trunk :P

- The front passenger animation can be switched to male or female
via the car's main menu


- Engine, Burnout, Dash button clicking, wipers, Radio loops, Crashing
sounds when hitting objects, Thud sounds when hitting avatars, Shifting
Window rolling

★Camera views
- Driver - Puts you right in the drivers seat with a true perspective of the road
and dash
Behind - " -_-"
Above - Think "tailing helicopter"
Wide - follows the driver 360 degree perspective not just the direction of the car,
with a great cinematic cam .... great for machinima purposes

- 7 of the original palette colours from the 64 Impala
- 12 Custom AM Pro Rides colors
- Random function for 100% full spectrum random colors

- The roof, midsection, and underside of the cars body can also change
seperately allowing for 3 tones of customization

- 19! Low lag, 2 prim TempOnRez displays, featuring every preset

Before this ride was released, I wasn't much of a car girl. This car , its customization and intuitive interface makes it a joy to drive. The wheels are rezzed while 3 other parts of the car are worn, all without losing an eyelash.

The hood and windows also come up, along with added touches like head and break lights, turn signals, stereo presets and dice that you show or hide depending on your personal style.

If you are an avid driver, you MUST own this car. Really, in terms of fun, power and sophisticated simplicity, it's the hottest vehicle on the market.

This car is Available for 5000L at AM Pro Rides and will make you feel like a rockstar!

Special Thanx to Abacus Mimistrobell, the CalGal Group, and Callie Cline!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

FUR, FUR AND MORE FUR!!! it's the new black!!!

ok so... you're asking, "what the heck is she taking about???" fur??? she's in a princess dress with a bunch of tinies!!! OH NO I AM NOT!!! the avatars you see next to me are some of the most prominent fashionistas in SL... including the one and ONLY ms. sasy scarborough!!! yes you heard me right!!! she's the one eating the cookie!!

FUR is sorta always been in, faux or real, it has it's appeal, but did you EVER see fur look SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO cute as this??? i sure haven't, nor have i seen ANYONE look so great wearing fur!

so if you're confused now.. don't be... just run (don't walk) to loco pocos island... a new interactive and very fun sim where YOU wear FUR, harm NO animals but BECOME cute lil animals who can dress up, do great animations and EXPLORE and beautiful magical new sim created by damien fate and washu zebrastripe.

i had fun as a little mouse named michael AND as princess caLLie, having a magical time with some very cute little crtitters!!!

they open today... and will give out a free avatar for today's event that wont be available ever again... if you can't make it today, get there soon and have some fun.. it's a place i will want to visit often and i hope you will too... i'd love to see you wearing fur!!


caLLie cLine