Enchantress of Dragons

Enchantress of Dragons
La Metallique Fair opened on August 15th and I was lucky enough to cover the event for Seraphim – this always gives me an opportunity to really look in great detail at the items available at an event and I was particularly blown away by what is on offer here. Organised as a celebration of L’accessoires‘s second anniversary, the fair is packed full of fabulous jewelry, shoes, bags and other accessories on a metallic theme. I’m truly spoiled for choice as to what to blog and I do hope I have the chance to post more before the event closes, but I needed to show you some of the designs made by Alienbear Gupte because they are just breathtaking!

I love dragons – I particularly love Chinese dragons – so you can imagine the squee’ing echoing around my head when I saw these. The detail in each and every piece is incredible and photographs so beautifully – I had so much fun working on the pics that I had to tear myself away to actually blog them ( a raw shot is included further down so you can see a couple of items in their unedited glory.) A copy version of the dragon scale bracelets is a completely free gift for the duration of the event and a couple of the items are totally exclusive to the event and won’t be available later. There are more items in the fair stand than I’ve pictured, including a fantastic earring set that is a VIP group gift [L$100 to join] – I wasn’t able to get the group vendor to work for me but if you take the landmark to the member’s shop (once you’ve joined the group) you can pick it up there. Check out Alienbear’s Flickr for her vendor photos.

Alienbear’s Designs are not the only store to be offering items that will only be on sale at La Metallique Fair – so be sure to visit if you can and take a good look around – it really is a lovely event with a nice clean set up and has never been particularly laggy when I’ve stopped by. It’s open until September 8th so you still have a week and a bit.

These shoes can also be found at La Metallique Fair – I’m sorry you cannot see them in great detail but they are gorgeous and the whole 22769 stall is another must-see stall. The dress I’m wearing is by the always-yumtastic BOOM and I cannot believe how well it matches the jewelry.. I love it when that happens!

I also want to say a big thank you to the girls over at the wonderful FabFree blog for making me aware of this lovely dollarbie skin by INSITU! Follow this link to read Love Trill’s post and see her beautiful shots of all the included skin tones.

Finally, a word on a personal frustration – I know I can’t be the only blogger this happens to (please tell me I’m not!) but it seems like I’m always getting a shot I’m happy with, changing all my settings and getting out of the pose and/or editing it until I’m happy, and then realising I forgot to do something. In this case it’s my nails – I was going to change the length and use an applier. It’s certainly not something I’m going to attempt reshooting for (I shot these on ultra with EVERY FREAKING THING ENABLED and it’s so rare my computer will tolerate that I’m not going to push my luck!) still, these little things bug me.. maybe I need to write myself a checklist..

Hope you’re all having a fantastic week, thanks for reading!

Enchantress of Dragons Closeup Collage

Credits

Clothing & Accessories
Dress: ‘Hye Tube Dress (Amber)‘ – BOOML$295
Headpiece: ‘MeiMei Chinese Dragon Headpieces‘ – Alienbear’s Designs (@La Metallique Fair) – L$1000
Necklace: ‘MeiMei Chinese Dragon Scale Necklace‘ – Alienbear’s Designs (@La Metallique Fair) – L$300..
(..ONLY available for the duration of the event.)
Bracelet: ‘MeiMei Chinese Dragon scale Bracelet‘ – Alienbear’s Designs (@La Metallique Fair) – L$0 – Freebie..
(..copy only version, transfer version is L$250.)
Ring-L: ‘MeiMei Dragon Ball Ring‘ – Alienbear’s Designs (@La Metallique Fair) – L$500..
(..also includes Dragon bracelet, not shown.)
Ring-R: ‘MeiMei Chinese Dragonhead Ring‘ – Alienbear’s Designs (@La Metallique Fair) – L$500
Shoes: ‘Serenity Heels (Gold)‘ – 22769 (@La Metallique Fair) – L$185
(..for Medium Slink AvEnhance Feet only.)

Body
Hair: ‘Tsubasa (Midnight)‘ – ArgraceL$250 – 5-colour pack
Skin: ‘Nikole (Pearl)‘ – INSITUL$1 – Dollarbie..
(.. includes 4 skin tones and lots of appliers.)
Eyes: ‘Liquid Light Mesh Eye (Sea Green Shadow)‘ – MayflyL$99
Lashes: ‘C01 Natural Eyelashes‘ – FTLL$280 – Fatpack (2 versions worn)
Lipstick: ‘Center Of Attention Lips (Fire Engine Red)‘ – GlamorizeL$22 – 20-colour pack
Hands: ‘AvEnhance Hands (Mouse)‘ – SlinkL$450 (wearing included basic nails)
Feet: ‘AvEnhance Feet Female (Medium)‘ – SlinkL$675
Shape: My usual

Photo Tools
Pose: ‘Erte_two‘ – oOo StudioL$45 (hand positions modified with Animare)
Eye Position: ‘Expression HUD v1.0‘ – AnyPoseL$0 – Freebie
Windlight (avi): ‘Starry Starry Night‘ by sian – available for download here..
(..seen best in raw closeup as the other photos have been edited.)

The Artist

The Artist 1

This is going to be a picture-heavy post but I couldn’t resist because the colours and surroundings were so beautiful. I finally made my way to the stunning Noble sim as featured on Cait’s blog and, I’m sure, many others. It is absolutely gorgeous and I need to go back to take many more photos! A nice touch is that if you join the group you may rez objects – a very useful thing for bloggers! The group costs L$150 to join but I think that’s a more than fair contribution to make towards such a lovely place.

Several of the items I’m wearing are from The Gallery Gift Shop‘s anniversary event and hunt.. including this fabulous hat by Aniki and Mayhem Seetan of Azoury. It is so much fun to wear and the textures capture the light beautifully.. there are two colours available (black and gray) and both are for sale at The Gallery’s event for just L$79 each.

The amazing easel set is by Pandora Popstar of LISP – it includes various poses and let’s you ‘paint’ a picture over a certain amount of time (3, 9 & 15 minute options are included as are a wearable brush and palette). It’s really cool to watch the picture develop and, once completed, it gives you the image to place onto a canvas (also included). There are several pictures built in to the set but you also have the option of adding your own.. which is what I’ve done here.

I’m going to stop chattering now and just post the rest of the pics.. full credits are at the end of the post!

Thanks for stopping by! ❤

The Artist 2

The Artist 3

The Artist 4

The Artist (closeup)
Closeup to show off this lovely skin by la petite morte – a free hunt prize at TGGS (click to enlarge)
De Vesting
and the finished ‘painting’ – this is unedited except for cropping/resizing.. I may still tweak it further for my own canvas over at by Chiana Oh, though!

Credits

Clothing & Accessories
Hat: ‘Chapi Chapo (Gray)‘ – Azoury (@TGGS) – L$79
Dress: ‘Cassy Dress (Sunshine)‘ – NYU – past Fifty Linden Friday item*
[*this color is not currently available but others are for L$230 each.]
Shoes: ‘Monica Peeptoe Wedges (Grey)‘ – Elysium (@L’accessoires) – L$290
Artist’s Accessories: ‘Painter Brush & Palette‘ – included with easel set (see decor)

Body
Hair: ‘Tsubasa (Ash Black)‘ – Argrace L$250 – 5-color pack
Skin: ‘Scarlet‘ – la petite morte (@TGGS) – L$0 – TGGS Anniversary Hunt Prize
[*includes appliers for Slink Hands & Feet, Lola’s and Phat Azz.]
Eyes: ‘Dolly eye V2 (Bubbly, M)‘ – Umeboshi (@TGGS) – L$0 – TGGS Anniversary Hunt Prize
Lashes: ‘C01 Natural Eyelashes‘ – FTLL$280 – Fatpack
Eye Makeup: ‘Dot Love Eyeshadow (High)‘ – Angelica (@TGGS) – L$190 – 4-color pack
Hands: ‘AvEnhance Hands (Mouse)‘ – SlinkL$450
Nailpolish (Slink applier): ‘Weather‘ – c.A. chocolate atelier (@TGGS) – L$50 – 5 texture options on HUD
Feet: ‘AvEnhance Feet Female (High)‘ – SlinkL$675
Shape: My usual

Decor
Easel Set: ‘Paint Me A Picture‘ – LISPL$250

Photo Tools
Poses: included in decor and sim’s own furniture
Windlight Setting: ‘Coastal Afternoon‘ (edited)

Location
Noble Goes Dutch: “De Vesting”