Wednesday, June 18, 2014

2014 Fashion for Life: Trek

Stairway to Nowhere

Trek is an airport, and a glorious one at that where we get to walk and fly all over the runways and byways. I'm particularly fond of the enormous diagonal road cutting through the sim - it just makes me giggle. It's a little harder to navigate since there are crosses and recrosses, but the variety of vehicles and planes is simply charming. The longest continuous running airport was in College Park Maryland, founded in 1909 by Wilber Wright, but it's a small airport quite unlike the enormous one which inspires Trek. The initial airports were quite rudimentary, and they didn't start to become more sophisticated until after World War II, when planes had become more advanced and more integrated into society. In the Trek Airport, I particularly liked all of the fun accoutrements of the trade, with rolling stairs and carts for the luggage, with each store place looking like a gorgeous little hanger or tucked into an enormous, glassed terminal. There are also adorable little figures here and there - a teddy bear scaring away geese, for example. My one complaint is that the terminals were set to full bright, which made picture taking a bit of a challenge; when photographing in the wild, full bright things can cause no end of trouble, as they aren't affected by changing light at all. This can be used for good effect - a subtle way of making something seem like it's glowing without overusing glow - but it's often overused and can be a trial in both landscaping and dress.

Where Roads Meet

My dress, from new to me store Ghee and purchased on Trek, is amazing and takes full advantage of things which can only be done in Second Life. In addition to glow, it has a lovely color changing effect - both in the flickering lights above the dress and imbued into the fabric itself. The shoes also have a glittering, glimmering effect on them, though less of the color shifting. I have no idea how it is done, but I adore it, I want more, and I'm full prepared to indulge in some store stalking in the hopes that more rainbow offerings will be in my future. The shoes are involved, platform confections which fit over SLink feet, and their design is every bit as complex as the dress - with layers of glittering lights shifting all over them. They would work well with other shiny club dresses, but they are really in their element with this dress - the short hemline is balanced by the longer train, and all of it is so glittery and sparkly I don't want to take it off. My only other Fashion for Life accessory is my nails, this time not a purchase from ZoZ but rather one of the prizes from their Souvenirs Hunt. This is a fun little accompaniment to the full events, though it isn't free.

Spread my Wings

( More pictures here. )


Skin: Izzie's, Irene
Sparkles: Folly, Rainbow Sheen
Hair: Alice Project, Bells II (Group Gift)
Ears: Illusions, Seelie Ears
Eyes: De La Soul, Rainbow
Eyelashes 1: SLink, Mesh Lashes
Eyelashes 2: Flugeln Brise, 05-A
Eyeshadow: Damned, Rainbow
Lipstick: Skinthesis, Deoridhe
Wings: Deviance, Sidhe
Hands & Feet: SLink, Rigged Mesh Hands & Feet
Nails: ZoZ, Floral Solids (Fashion for Life - Souvenir Prize)
Jewelry: Ganked, Easy Jewelry Set
Clothing & Shoes: Ghee, Gown of a Different Color (Fashion for Life - Trek)

Pose: Striking Poses

Location: Fashion for Life: Trek

Light Settings: Phototools, Lo Light 04
Water Settings: Phototools, Ship Light

Photographed by Deoridhe Quandry
Post processing: Cropping, only

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