Archive for September, 2011
Halloween is on its way!
…and of course the computer is smoking already from working on all the new goodies :D
It’s not quite time for release yet, but I couldn’t hold it back any longer so here’s the first official tease for our upcoming costumes for Halloween Season 2011!
Elise (our sim’s lovely-and-totally-non-creepy *cough cough* cupcake-lady from Cupcakes & Poetry) and me declared this time of year clearly the deviousSeason. *nods nods* Anyway, we’re building stuff like mad and there will be a ton of new things out over the next weeks :)
What the spirits will reveal…
Currently 2 new costumes for deviousBeauty are done! Well, prototype-wise at least, still needs to be split on layers and boxed and all that good stuff ;D Also a set for (*chanimations which had been an exclusive gift for last Halloween’s photo contest winners, will be officially released this year. So it’s been waiting for quite a while now to be let loose – litterally! :D
As usual, there is more stuff I’m working on at moment but not far enough yet to give any hints what it will be ;) Planned is a bunch though, so keep watching notices and our blog for hints, teasers and release dates :D
Oh wait, did I mention yet? Halloween is coming! *jumps up and down all excitedly*
In the meantime…
I really don’t upload pictures that often… so here’s an early new year’s resolution to do some pure picture posts from time to time again :D
While you usually see the vendor pictures of the things I create (unless you follow my flickr), there’s actually really those occasions where we go out to “just” take pictures *laughs* In the following some of the shots with “The Siren’s Song”:
Admitted… the one above is an obvious left-over from the ad shooting starring (*chanimations SirenRock (aboveSurface) prop with poses from “The Siren’s Song” release, and *Deviance* Mermaid Tails “Fairy Moss” (green) as well as goldfish “Orange Crush”, both wearing the matching Shell Tops (tails and tops are sold separately either as color packs, color lines or individual packs). The 3rd mermaid costume comes from Evie’s Closet, named “Lumina”.
Location: my photo plattform, windlight settings and graphics programm lol.
Deep Down Below:
Since the pose prop comes with 3 different versions and only (aboveSurface) found its way on the vendor poster, I went out another day to take some shots of the underwater build. Of course it wasn’t that difficult to find the perfect fish conspirator who, on top of it all, had excellent knowledge of underwater location scouting ;D So we ended up at LEA sandbox with perfectly many underwater locations :D
My fish of choice here is more of the deep water kind, so the *Deviance* tail and shell top got combined with an old avatar I got in 2008 from Tekeli-li named “Anglerfish” (it is still available). The avatar comes with the skin and your personal anglerfish buddie to swim along with you :D (you see him somewhere further down in one of the pictures)
Chic is wearing a free mermaid outfit, you’ll find all details (and more pictures of our shooting) in her blog post here!
For the record, plan some time underwater cause turns out your favorite windlight settings are with a 99% chance total trash under the watersurface. Surprisingly, making good and somewhat realistic light settings down there is damn hard :D I ended up using Torley’s “HORROR” settings as a basis and started tweaking sliders from there.
(Please click images for larger view!)
“The Mermaid-Theory: it’s a thing!”
“The Siren’s Song”
To avoid confusion right from the start: the pose set does not include any mermaid costumes – there are so many gorgeous ones existing on the grid so we focused 100% on putting your tail into the right position rather than drawing scales. ;D
The very first inspiration for this set came from a German poem, written in 1824 called “Die Lore-Ley”. It describes Lorelei as a siren who, sitting on the cliff above the Rhine river and combing her golden hair, unwittingly distracted shipmen with her beauty and song, causing them to get caught by the strong current and their ships to crash on the rocks.
But of course the stories of mermaids luring ships has been told many thousand times to sailors going to sea. Even though, funny enough, the association of a Siren being half woman half fish dates only back into the Middle Ages – in Greek mythology, the Sirens were three dangerous bird-women, portrayed as seductresses who lured nearby sailors with their enchanting music and voices to shipwreck on the rocky coast of their island.
Regardlessly, we stayed with the fishy version of Sirens! ;)
-The Siren’s Song- contains photography props and poses with the following properties:
“A man may dream…”
An AsianMasala Set
Nothing has exerted an equal fascination on the Western imagination (especially during Romanticism time period) as the institution of the harem, and it has been a central theme of Orientalism in arts for a long time.
But as so often, origin and modern (Western) perception are going ways apart.
So let’s take a short travel into history: The Turkish word “harem” derives from the arabic Word haram – ‘forbidden place; sacrosanct, sanctum’ – but the system was common, more or less, to most ancient Oriental communities, especially where polygyny was permitted. The ‘harem’ does not refer to a sanctuary for the wives of a polygynous person but is simply a resting quarters for women. Female seclusion being emphasized to the extent that any unlawful breaking into that privacy is haram, “forbidden”.
It is being more commonly acknowledged today that the purpose of harems during the Ottoman Empire was for the royal upbringing of the future wives of noble and royal men. These women would be educated so that they were ready to appear in public as a royal wife.
Of course, a man may dream – so nowadays a harem is often imagined as many sensual young women lying around pools with oiled bodies, with the sole purpose of pleasing the powerful man to whom they had given themselves. Much of this has been insinuated through art and literature from that period, usually portraying groups of attractive women lounging around a man as their center of attention.
For the creation of this pose set, we’ve picked up the theme as it is presented in art and paintings: It is dedicated to the dreamy charm associated with those pretty girls on silky pillows and rich carpets, and their endevour to gain the Sultan’s attention. So enjoy, you guys, while it lasts ;D
-1001 Dreams- contains the following photography props and poses:
I started to update some of our older (*chanimations releases to stay up to date with changes in SL and of course the natural development of our brand as both sets were created and 2009 – and did kinda have that SL-vintage touch to them ;D
Please make sure to get your updates if you purchased the set before September 5th, 2011:
(*chanimations “CabaretBeauty” (FetishCabaret SET 14)
Simply rez the beauty vanity in a sim that allows scripts to run, and a few seconds later you should get automatically an object message that it is checking for update. This message can lag out sometimes, so if you don’t want to wait (or if you have a copy of the vanity rezzed in your sim), just type /12update in open chat near the object and it triggers the call manually.
Short info what changed:
To keep on the same level with our new photostage release “La Burlesque”, we’ve added a color menu to the beauty vanity to let you switch between the richly ornamented dark wood shades used in this new stage, and the lighter wood we used in our “FetishCabaret” photostage. The photo menu includes a grey screen as well now.
We’ve also kicked out the very first “April 2009″ basic prim version (picture left) from the pack completely and shuffled prims around so the new LP version has the same prim count, but looks so much better of course. (Go figure, so much has changed since 2009 ;D) The stand alone lights for the ornamented version are still included in case you decide to add them at a later point to your LP version – this way you don’t loose any stored positions on the vanity.
Oh.. we tossed two more poses into the vanity as well! so with all those changes, the set got a new vendor picture on top of it all. ;)
(*chanimations – “Circus” Photostage
The photostage was renamed to match the name patterns of our newer stages (admittedly, that’s more of an inventory sorting thing than really important ;D) and is now called (*chanimations Photostage: “VintageCircus” and it got some overall change in the wall structure. Originally the build was intended as a pure skybox so outside didn’t matter. Turns out, people rezzed it on ground anyhow so I felt the need to change the outside look to less of a prim mess ;D
The photostage was one of our first things so it’s been WAY before we used update scripts. So if you have the old version and would like to receive the updated one, please get in touch with us by notecard. We need to know the approximate date you got the item – even better is transaction history information cause it makes it easier for me to cross check with the old files. Please add to the notecard as well, if you got the stage inworld or at the marketplace. History info is fairly easy to be gotten for marketplace/Xstreet purchases, but likely you’re having a harder time to have it from inworld any more – in that case, right-click the stage in inventory and select properties, you will find the date the item was acquired (that’s the unpacking from box date, purchase date would likely be the date of your first box)
and here’s a picture of v2.0 of course too :)
I started to update some of deviousBeauty’s costumes to stay up to date with changes in SL and those new possibilities scripting allows us now :D
Please make sure to get your updates if you purchased one of the following couture sets before September 2011:
!dM “Some more chains!” **SILVER** !dM “Some more chains!” **GOLD** !dM “Miss Leprechaun” !dM “Miss Lenore” (see picture above)
Simply rez the included update checker (you can search for it in inventory with the words “CHECK FOR UPDATE”) in a sim that allows scripts to run, and a few seconds later you should get automatically an object message that it is checking for update. This message can lag out sometimes, so if you don’t want to wait, just type /12update in open chat near the object and it triggers the call manually.
!dM “MissDhalia” **ALL COLORS**
MissDhalia updates were distributed manually cause all costume pieces got their own update server now and it was so short after the costume release to easily manage to send the boxes out by hand – please take note, that’s the official color releases only and NOT affecting the **PATRIARCH** deviousHunt gift.
The updated box was sent to everybody who purchased the costume before September 2nd – if you didn’t receive the box due to capped messages, please get in touch with us by notecard.
There is more coming! Please watch our update group or blog for all the other changes :)
OH AND LAST:
Halloween is just around the corner! Next to our lovely “Little Lenore” and other releases of last year, you can expect some new fun things from deviousBeauty as well this year :D *tease tease tease evilsmirk*
“It’s a wild, wild world.”
“Welcome to the Jungle!”
bonVoyage SET #02
A pinUp series from far away places
This set is dedicated to Miss Josephine Baker and her infamous “Banana Dance” of the late 20s. So it’s no surprise, this set comes with a jungle stage, a basic banana skirt and of course bananas! All poses were inspired by Josephine’s performance at the Folies Bergères in Paris, so expect to get wild in the jungle :D (google for it, you’ll find a fair amount of old footage if you’re curious for the original)
“Welcome to the Jungle!” contains photography props and poses with the following properties:
10 (13) POSES
(no mod/no transfer):
• (*banana_crouchSit (2),
• (*banana_crouchOpened (2),
• (*banana_ley (2)
All POSES are static and come with ‘copy’ rights so you can put them into your posestands or make own poseball arrangements with the set. Due to the nature of pinup poses, foot positions look best when wearing high heels! A second version of some poses is included as an alternative if the hands go into the thigh or float too high above the knees.
PROPS (detailed info to each after listing):
(copy/no mod/no trans)
• (*chanimations – Jungle Safari – 55 PRIMS
• (*chanimations – Jungle Safari (LP) – 39 PRIMS
• (*chanimations bonVoyage – Welcome to the Jungle multiPoseball – 1 PRIM (optional)
• (*chanimations bonVoyage – Welcome to the Jungle multiPosestand – 4 PRIMS (optional)
(transfer/no copy/no mod)
• (*chanimations – jungleSurvival bananaSkirt (w/resize) (pelvis),
• (*chanimations bonVoyage – jungleBanana (right hand),
• (*chanimations bonVoyage – jungleBanana (left hand),
• (*chanimations bonVoyage – JungleUmbrella (right hand)
(transfer/no copy/no mod)
• (*chanimations – junglePanties* (underwear layer)