Saturday, February 27, 2010

Morph Me Beautiful, Baby!

So every now and then, I go on a mission to have something.

Sometimes it's shoes, sometimes it's clothes..a hair..a pose..a whatever.

This time, I went on a photo morphing bender.

What is photo morphing, you ask? It's the blending of RL images with your SL make an amazing and, sometimes, very beautiful photo. The trick is..finding the perfect SL photographer that can blend the images perfectly.

Now this is actually where the trouble comes in.

Not very many SL photography studios do it. So you search and come up with about a dozen.

Now, having done a few, and figuring out that you CAN drive someone nuts by changing your mind multiple times or asking for changes to the picture..the style..the feel..the best thing for you to do is:

1. Go into the studio with a notion of what you want already. Colors, ideas, feels, photo messages.

2. If you know of a photo you've seen that you like the pose, the style, etc. SEND IT TO TH PHOTOGRAPHER. I maybe wouldn't have driven a few people nuts if I had done that to start with.

3. Don't be afraid to ask for changes - especially considering a morphed photo can run you anywhere from 1,000L to 3,000L.

While I've shot several, the first one I got back were from the VERY kind Marion Falworth of Lavish Photography. I was exact in what I reflection in a mirror morphed. I think the results are stunning.

I'm beyond difficult to work with - ask Ayn Tomsen and Hartigan Beck of AHA! Designs. When they custom build homes for me, I come with an exact imagine in mind. This is what I want - what's in my head. I provide pictures, I provide feedback while they work. But that's in the building of a house.

It's a lot harder for me to stick my nose in with a partially finished morph. I just have to wait until it's done and then give my honest feedback.

But I have to say, though the image in my mind was slightly different, the feeling in the picture and the overall look was perfect and on-spot. It's sexy and surreal..very beautiful.

Now the close-up, I offered less direction on. I simply said, I want to look more exotic than just one ethnicity. The results are AMAZING - almost as if she'd read my mind.

So I feel very satisfied tonight. Excited, even. :)

Months ago when I discussed morphed photos with the lovely Stella Stapleton, we were unsure of copyright issues, etc. and agreed to hold off on taking them until we knew more. I'm kind of glad I waited, because now I have more of a feel for what I want out of the picture.

:) Of course, there's more to come.

So, check out Lavish Photography at



Sunday, February 21, 2010

Suicidal Unborn - Oh My Broken Heart....

Well, I was lucky enough to cross paths with a lovely lady this weekend that passed on the LM to Suicidal Unborn. I stole a few moments in SL and headed over to check it out. I have to say, pleasantly surprised! I love the relaxed feel and the urban feel of the outfits.

So I came across the Nini Dress: Valentine's Special Edition. Mini-dress, broken hearts..very flirty and sexy. What better way to photograph this dress, than with my new kissing booth? ;-)

Not just a Valentine's Day look, in my opinion, it's cute enough to wear year around..and keep those boys begging for more.

It comes with three shirt layers - different nipple versions for you detailed gals. And I'm in LOVE with the buttons at the hem of the skirt.

I did grab a few other items from Suicidal Unborn, but I didn't want to drag my feet on blogging this dress like I have my other new purchases. So take the TP..go over..and SHOP! You can thank me later. ;-)

Happy Shopping!

Blissie Boucher