Saturday, 31 December 2011

The Fashionfish : That unforgettable dress...

"And so a toast  - ring out the old , ring in the new..."

A Rapturous 2012
That Unforgettable Dress (TUD)
Some looks are timeless...
Another year is at its end and ofcourse there is that timeless question that persists in the minds of the trend concious... " What to wear?"

TUD : In repose...
Details of this dress are just stunning and unfortunately hard to capture!

To make the grandest entrance at any SL party this year end... wear art!
There are so many interesting things about this dress that it is nigh impossible to write of it. For one, it is an animated piece of couture that embodies the very idea of time and its fleeting. The dress moves and shifts and reveals its secrets over the course of time such that your outfit itself is never really quite the same in different light. It comes in flexible versions of course - one with the scripted bells and whistles, and the other in a plainer but nonetheless show stopping version. Don't just take Ourfish word for it.

TUD : Within its companion art structure...
The exhibit itself was used as the background for these shots of 'The Raven Dress'

TUD : In the changing light...
This view of the dress provides perhaps a glimpse of the shifting changing nature and details of the train which quotes verse from the poem " The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe

Hair : Dark Mouse " Palomma" - Free at free dove.
Complete Outfit : Empyreal Dreams "The Raven Dress" (Lenore Winter Edition)
No photo manipulation was involved in any of these shots which are published as is. The environment is entirely shot in SL as also created by Empyreal Dreams

See also :
The Fashionfish - TUD II, The Unforgettable Dress

Friday, 30 December 2011

The Retrofish : From Paris With Love.

From Paris With Love
From Paris With Love

" What is your caprice?" asked A - in moments gone past; To which D replied
" I'd like to spoof those cheesy photos of Paris"
From Paris With Love
From Paris With Love : In that over saturated, rose coloured glasses effect hue
From Paris With Love
From Paris With Love : In that black and white multi-shot triptych

Fashion Direction :
His - Gabriel (Suit)

Hers  - Pixel Dolls (Coat)
Stiletto Moody (Boots)

Millinery shoppe (Beret)

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

The Artfish : Hogmany

It's nigh impossible for D of Ourfish to resist an opportunity to pun.

SteampunkJayme4Today's Artfish project is inspired by this gem. Would you believe we have the same dress ! *fashion faux pas still happen virtually*

We put this one together real quick and is just posted raw with details and more photoshoppiness to come...

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

The Artfish : Music


D of Ourfish is still plodding on with her one art thing a day revolution. Having recently purchased some wacky things from Grim Bros, it was simply a must! We tried to capture the feel of this couture creation in a different sort of interpretation - Cue Madonna and 

 " Your Babylons look less big than they do on the telleh but I still definitely would…"

The Tech.

One of the original captures.
The polyhedron dress is quite difficult to photograph in any way that captures the way it actually behaves virtually.
Fashion Direction :
Parts from Polyhedron Dress by Grim Bros.
Zeus Hair
Kosh Makeup
Love Soul Nails

The Artfish : Boxing Day

Boxing Day
Boxing Day

Fashion direction : 

Boxing Tape by Dita's Diabolique
Black Eye by Yellow Jester
Bruised and Beaten Undershirt 
Billie Hoodie Bolero by Sweet Goodbye

Pose "Boxer Crouch" by Dita's Diabolique

Saturday, 24 December 2011

The Artfish : Water Colours

Water Colours
Water colours
Today's art discovery for D of Ourfish is the water colour brushes of her archaic CS4 version of photoshop. Used here to create a swash from background to foreground.
" I'm working my way towards autumnal klimt'eque aesthetics atm"

Screen Capture of D's Desktop in CS4
Using multiple layers with different properties
is an essential part of making this picture.

Friday, 23 December 2011

The Fashionfish : Gabriel winter collection 2011

Ourfish attended the disclosure of Gabriel's winter collection 2011, or tried to, at least, given how quickly the sim got full. Huge success for that release, which pretty much perpetuates the brand's spirit of glossy, furry chic and classic sexyness.

Here are a few atmospheric extracts from the show's video, broadcasted live.

Takuya Jinn (on the left) with a model :

Thursday, 22 December 2011

The Seasonalfish : Merry Zombie Xmas

Merry Zombie Xmas
Greetings from Umbrella Corp.
"Merry Zombie X'mas"
Ourfish had such a blast at the Zombie Santa Hunt that D could not resist making the obligatory seasonal greetings card from all the prizes we managed to nab + one felled zombie!

Kawaii wa abunai desu = Cute is dangerous!
Don't mess with the cute.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

The Ourfish : Captured Moments

D, just about making it for the deadline Ourfish set on an arty thing a day. Here's two - portraits capturing an Ourfish moment…



Tuesday, 20 December 2011

The Artfish: Drowned World Lenore

Drowned World Lenore

Ah, broken is the golden bowl! the spirit flown forever!
Let the bell toll! -a saintly soul floats on the Stygian river -
And, Guy De Vere, hast thou no tear? -weep now or never more!
See! on yon drear and rigid bier low lies thy love, Lenore!
Come! let the burial rite be read -the funeral song be sung! -
An anthem for the queenliest dead that ever died so young -
A dirge for her, the doubly dead in that she died so young ~ Edgar Allan Poe

The visit to Empyreal Dreams (ref blog 19/12) must have been more inspiring than Ourfish thought!

As we were fiddling around  with wind-light settings, poses and set design, the image started coming together to form this picture….
Original Capture

Fashion Direction :

By fortuitous accident Ladies Who Lunch had/are having a retirement sale where Ourfish picked up their !Faint LL OTS Tutu (white) for a song. We have a sneak peak at an amazing dress;part of which is the hat (Lenore Hat from ~EDC~) that is part of today's assemblage.

Hair : D!va

Feet : Abyss

Hands : Mandala Milky Way

Makeup : RMK Opening Gift by Niju.

The Retrofish : Of Chics & Chains

Chics & Chains
A pic of D and F, the chic who started it all…

D's pre new year resolution is to try and create at least one arty thing a day.
F is pretty much art incorporeal. United Kingdom of Ditarella
Cue : Steve Forrest Vs The Ones " Flawless"

Premier class on a higher plain…
Everyone wants to know your name…

Monday, 19 December 2011

The Fashionfish : Ornithology I, II, III

Ornithology (from Greek: ὄρνις, ὄρνιθος, ornisornithos, "bird"; and λόγος, logos, "rationale" or "explanation") is a branch of zoology that concerns the study of birds. 

D part of Ourfish wanted to showcase this fabulously feathery creation from Empyreal Dreams which is up for grabs for the POE hunt. (mentioned in The Discoveryfish 17/12/2011) Glam aside, this place is well worth visiting on its own - 

To quote :
Empyreal Dreams is an ongoing collaborative art project between two Second Life residents - Ariel Wingtips and Remington Aries. It’s aim, to visualize famous poems and literature using Second Life as a canvas. When complete our anthology will contain 12 works. Despite living on opposite sides of the globe, Second Life has given us the power to quickly work together in real time to turn our dreams into virtual realities
Currently they have five of their collaborative efforts up to view and they are :
  • The Owl and The Pussy-Cat by Edward Lear
  • The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe
  • Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
  • The Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • The Bluebell by Emily Brontë

And so borrowing a leaf from their book - Ourfish presents Ornithology I,II, III, visually interpreting "Bird Song" by Florence & The Machine in  Virtual Haute Couture

Songwriters: Devente Hynes, Florence Welch

Ornithology I
Well, I didn't tell anyone but a bird flew by
Saw what I'd done
He set up a nest outside
And he sang about what I'd become
He sang so loud, sang so clear
I was afraid all the neighbors would hear
So I invited him in just to reason with him
I promised I wouldn't do it again

Ornithology II
But he sang louder and louder inside the house
And now I couldn't get him out
So I trapped him under a cardboard box
And stood on it to make him stop 
I picked up the bird and above the din I said
"That's the last song you'll ever sing"
Held him down, broke his neck
Taught him a lesson he wouldn't forget

But in my dreams began to creep
That old familiar tweet, tweet, tweet
Ornithology III
Ornithology III
I opened my mouth to scream and shout
I waved my arms and flapped about
But I couldn't scream and I couldn't shout
Couldn't scream and I couldn't shout
I opened my mouth to scream and shout
I waved my arms and flapped about
But I couldn't scream I couldn't shout

The song was coming from my mouth
From my mouth
From my mouth
From my mouth
From my mouth
From my mouth
From my mouth
From my mouth
From my mouth
From my mouth
From my mouth
From my mouth
From my mouth
From my mouth
From my mouth
From my mouth

Fashion Direction :

~ E.D.C~ Feather Dress (Ruby) - for POE. is complete and includes shoes.

Candy Nail #P032 Feather Red

Twilight Muse Darkened - Feather Collar + Shoulder Pieces by Hollow Angel Designs


KOSH- WET LIPS -rose red-

-Glam Affair- CELEBRITY - Eyelashes 08 (Tintable)

!lamb. Unbirthday Redux - Blood Fruit (Hair)

Vintage :

:::SPLIT PEA:: little bird, come into my body - strings (Jun. 2010) by melatonin.hax

mika - Feather Hat With Veil 'Demimonde' (Black) (Mar. 2011) by mikaela.rasmuson

Sunday, 18 December 2011

The Playfish : Zombie Santa Hunt

Zombie Santa Claus is coming to town… ZOMBIE SANTA HUNT

ZSH : Your mission if you choose to accept it...
Tragedy strikes in the heart of Nippon-Bashi and Love Soul Sim!
ZSH : I see, the plan is to kill zombies with cuteness! There is a Zombie Infestation but not to fear! Ourfish is on the case!
The cunning plan is to purify the Zombie Santas with cuteness!

Egads, the plan is MAD! It may just work!
A quick debriefing is called for...

Ourfish is injured in a boss level fight...

Those sneaky Zombie Santas come at you from the back!

Will Ourfish survive to cash in their gift tickets...?
Tune in to this space to find out!

The Discoveryfish : [Burley] Groovy Love Child

Since discovering [Burley] hair, D part of ourfish has been inspired by hippy fashion and as kissmet would have it - recently acquired this coat of groovy colours ( Orage Creations *OC* Peace Dream Jacket) from the "Peace on Earth" hunt thus

Cue Music : Pizzicato Five - Baby Love Child

When I see you alone,
I see what's in your mind.
You love me yes you do,
you don't need to tell me.
I know you love me most,
no one else take my place.
You need me, yes you do.
Forever, and ever.

We are in bed at night,
I can see what you want.
You want me yes you do,
I know how you feel,
you have all of my heart.
I give you myself.
Forever and ever

We are in love, baby love child
I take you so high, groovy love child
Give me a kiss, baby love child
Do it again

Fashion Direction :
*OC* Peace Dream Jacket
*COCO* Tube Top (black)

[Burley] Noel Platinum 01 (Tint purple)

*JD* Earrings Button Set
MTP Mens Luck and Faith beaded necklace
n-creation black beads
T&S beaded choker

Friday, 16 December 2011

The Fashionfish : Fahboolustly Free

Tis the season for getting tons of fabulously free stuff so
loose the noob and style your sl x'mas up a notch or two!

D part of ourfish decided to try to put together two completely free looks that's out there for grabs this season! 

This x'mas assembly from head to toe is L$0 :

Vintage Freebies -
=IZUMIYA= PB Nov. Mini Skirt/G (2009)
Oval----LegWarmer001-R (2010)
[PO] Taylor Holiday Sweater - red (2010)
>TRUTH<  Lygon Scarf [red stripe] (2010)

Freebies 2011 - 
Yasum*Christmas Boots
.:MALT:. KC Advent Xmas Gift 2011 (RED Mittens)
Grim Bros. red winter cheeks version 3
""D!va"" Fur hat
Hair *Dura* Summer group gift (Strawberry)

This goth assembly from head to toe is L$0 :

JEANNE Gown (Hunt Gift) from Bounce
Ruffle Ankle Boots (Group Gift) from COCO
][AWRAM-VIIE][ feather on shoulder Black (Store Gift)
[ni.ju] Makeup - Red Panda. grey (RMK SIM Opening Gift)
[!SyDS! Hair] Dove - BlackF (Lucky Board Prize)
GABRIEL Leather Gloves (Group Gift)

How do you find Freebies?

Check out these links to start

Or events such as hunts are a great way to get often limited edition freebies from vendors. Hunt items are usually only available for a short period so grab them while they last!

Try :

Zombie Santa Hunt

A unique hunt that really deserves a blog post all about it on its own!

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

The Travelfish : Virtual Tourism & Feeling Winter in Alirium Gardens

" Baby it's cold outside..."

Alirium Gardens

There are many magical places to visit inside Second Life. If Linden Labs (LL) had a forestry commission marking spaces on the grid to be preserved for posterity ; then one of those spots must surely be Alirium Gardens which truly deserves to be notated as a place of outstanding artificial beauty.

It helps to think of Alirium Gardens as a virtual plant centre as that is its primary business. The flora and fauna available for purchase from this shop are really unique pieces of fantasy shrubbery that have often been used in other montages and landscape creations for precisely their dreamlike, surreal quality.

The gardens are seasonal, reflecting in the virtual - the times and climes of the real.

Ourfish visited the gardens again for perhaps the ninehundredthandbillionth, time taking along our virtual hasselblad for some clicks.
Photo Title : Monarch Of The Glen
Photo Title : Manga Midwinter
Photo Title : That Cottage In The Distance
Photo Title : Walking in a Whiteout Wonderland
More from this photoshoot in Ourfish's Art Aquarium

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

The Cheapfish : Connors Sale

Connors in Second Life

Connors is a stylish clothing company that offer finely crafted, smart, casual creations for second life residents. Well worth taking advantage of their recent re-opening sale.

Photo Title : The Mexican Rapture
[Storyboard] A long trek out in the desert sees ourfish parched and bereft of tequila. Just as D collapses over A in one final consolatory embrace...

His Style :

CONNORS Half Cargo Camo (Light)
CONNORS Layered Tank Top

Her Style :

LADY CONNORS L/S See-Through (Purple)

The Discoveryfish : A strange new world of online photo contests

Of late, and on account of A. - ourfish has put a couple of photos up in contests. They mostly occur in flickr; but have been oddly quite satisfying to participate in. Here are the latest.

For Gabriel Photo Contest
Title : " Road Warrior"

For Gabriel Photo Contest
Title : " Gabriel - Fashion for Urban Angels"

For Fashion Teller :  Murder My Sweet Contest
Title : " The Killer Critique"

Sunday, 11 December 2011

The Discofish : Last night at GOL ...
"Element Club @ GOL
The Element Clubs sequel is the most famous and historical entertainment venue in Second Life."