Retro pop Wisti

Recently, when I was bouncing around art and photos on flickr, which I often do, I found myself looking at pulp cover art from the 1960s, and it struck me that it would be fun to try to recreate a cover in SL using clothing and subjects as close to the original as I could find.  So I found a nice example on James Vaughan’s flickr stream that was painted by the great Robert McGinnis, and I attempted to pay tribute.

The experience of doing it was a blast!  While I could have “pushed” the end result further, I decided to go on to the next task at hand, which was actually buying some books off Amazon for illustration techniques using RL materials. 🙂

I enjoyed shopping for the clothing, especially looking around for hair that came close to what I wanted. In this case, I am actually wearing THREE sets of hair! Once I had the props I wanted, I made myself a pose that approximated the woman on the cover (which was fun in itself). Then all that was left to do was setting up a prim backdrop, adding some LUMIPro lighting, taking the snapshot, pulling it into Photoshop to add some “bubbles”, and poof, I was retro-popped.

She was a silky, sexy swinger ~ from the Carter Brown cover♡

Robert McGinnis Cover Art Tribute


My outfit

Skin: Harley – Latte – Pink Fuel.
Shape: Wisti 2015 – by me.
Hair-1: UREI – Ginger – Argrace.
Hair-2: Windsong – with curly add on – Exile, at C88.
Hair-3: Roosje (no materials) – Mina.
Lipstick: Harley Sheer Gloss – Latte – Nude – Pink Fuel.
Eyes: Lillian – Coyote Medium V2 – [Buzz].
Shadow: Shimmer – Latte – Barely There – Pink Fuel.
Liner: Romy – Dark Line 04 – Glam Affair.
Top: Laurel Lace Bra – Gold- Baiastice, at C88.
Sandals: Jolie – Nude- Pure Poison.
Pose: retro pop Wisti – by me.


Wisti

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Home Stretch

So I thought I would invite you to my bedroom…no worries, just to look around! I am wearing some cute lounge sweats from Cracked Mirror that I got at Cirque de Seraphim, which has come to a close, but wow, what a great event. But no worries, you can still pick up your own at Cracked Mirror. So soft and comfy I sleep in ’em!

Anyway, here’s where I live and relax when I am not out shopping. My sweet cat Zulu keeps me company and watches over me. Be sure and click on the photo for a wider view, and feel free to visit the links of some great designers below. Happy stretching!

♡Always stretch before exercising!♡

Home Stretch


My outfit

Skin: Harley – Latte – Pink Fuel.
Shape: Wisti 2015 – by me, under development 🙂
Hair: Lena (no materials) – Mina.
Lipstick: Harley Sheer Gloss – Latte – Nude – Pink Fuel.
Lashes: Mesh – Al Vulo.
Liner: Romy – Dark Line 04 – Glam Affair.
Shadow: Shimmer – Latte – Barely There – Pink Fuel.
Tattoo – Neck: Heart – Faded – Aitui Tatoo.
Tattoo – Body: Blue Butterfly – Letis Tattoo.
Clothing: Lounge Sweats – grey, and Varsity Sweater – black – Cracked Mirror.
Socks: Cozy Socks (Blue Rose) – Lark.
Ring: CandleBright Ring – Silver – Le Primitif, but purchased at Cirque de Seraphim, event now closed.
Pose: Stretch – by me.

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Room Decor

Framed Posters: Vintage Travel – Dutchie.
Oval Painting: Rose – Dutchie.
Bedside Clock: Travel Alarm – Dutchie.
Tangled Electrical Cords and Outlet: Geeky Powerstrip – Second Spaces.
Bedside Comforts: Sick Day Mags and Remote Control, Pills, Cough Syrup, Tissues, Thermometer, Cough Drops – (It is the flu season, after all!) – Second Spaces.
Table for Makeup: Caster Table – San Francisco – Second Spaces.
Banner over Fireplace: Chalk banner – long – Second Spaces.
Snow Jar: Deer – keke.
Flowers: Winter bottle – snow berry, Summer bottle – breeze – keke.
Hanging light: still falling bulb – keke.
Bedside cabinets: Oceania Cabinet – Tree Inlay – Trompe Loeil.
Lamp: Baybrooke Bird Lamp – Rusty – Trompe Loeil.
Fireplace: Candle Fireplace Tile With Drape – Trompe Loeil.
Rug: Rug 10 – Fanatik.
Bed: Autumn’s End Bed – Stockholm & Lima, at Fameshed.
Bedside Warmth and Decadent Indulgence: Hot Cocoa Tray – Stockholm & Lima, at Fameshed.
Makeup Accessories: Isabelle Perfume Tray and Cosmetics – {what next}.
Rocking Chair: Bramley Rocking Chair (rustic) – Knitted – {what next}.
Zulu, my Cat: Anim cat – black – *SHOP SEU*.
Paintings above Bed and Fireplace: “Blomstereng nordpa,” Sohlberg, 1905, and “Ursus – Orso Italiano” Anitique Print – POST.
Notebook on Mantel: Manuscript Notebook – POST.
Bowl of Pinecones on Mantel: Tallkottar (pinecones) – POST.
Baseboard Heater: LTL Mesh Baseboard Heater – Lexi Naire.
Lodging: Art Cabin – Scarlet Creative.


Wisti

Sad November

So many shopping events lately, I just love it! Here is a cute little crimson tweed coat I picked up at Sad November, by Mon Cheri. In terms of styling, I got the idea for this outfit right off the poster on the wall at Mon Cheri’s location at the event, so don’t go thinking I am a styling genius, lol. 🙂

♡Cure a sadness today with a kiss!♡

Sad November

Skin: Harley – Latte – Pink Fuel.
Shape: Wisti 2015 – by me, under development 🙂
Hair: Lena (no materials) – Mina.
Lipstick: Harley Sheer Gloss – Latte – Nude – Pink Fuel.
Eyes: Promise – Chocolate – Ikon.
Lashes: Mesh – Al Vulo.
Liner: Romy – Dark Line 04 – Glam Affair.
Shadow: Shimmer – Latte – Barely There – Pink Fuel.
Coat: Tweed – Crimson – by Mon Cheri, at Sad November.
Muffs: Mesh – Red – Izzie’s.
Boots: Regency – Chocolate – Suede – Bax.


Wisti

This ain’t no foolin’ around

Today’s post is just a simple look I threw together while listening to Talking Heads. I like simple, and I like the Talking Heads. And I LOVE the Lena hair from Mina and this little gray mesh sweater dress from Rebel Hope!

♡We make a pretty good team!♡

This ain't no foolin' around

Skin: Dune – Daisy – Curio.
Shape: Wisti 2014 – by me.
Hair: Lena (no materials) – by Mina, at Kustom 9.
Freckles: Face – by Oh!Liv, at Cirque de Seraphim.
Lipstick: Kumi – Lip Tint – Pumpkin – Pink Fuel.
Eyes: Promise – Chocolate – Ikon.
Lashes: C01 Natural – FTL.
More Lashes: Mesh Lashes – Al Vulo.
Liner: Essentials – Royale – Buzzeri.
Dress: Gina Mesh Sweater Dress – Earl Gray – by Rebel Hope, at Fameshed.


Wisti