Marcopol Oh is probably best known for his stunning photography but over the past year, he has been quietly building a reputation as a clothing designer, producing modern, minimalist designs for his label La Penderie de Nicole. He recently jumped into the deep end, producing a line of male skins called Julian. I have been a long time fan of his sense of style and design, so I was thrilled when he recently released a female skin called Julia. The slide show above shows the five skin tones, each of which comes not only different colors of eyebrows, but with different thickness and density to the brows. Incidentally, these photos are all raw Second Life shots. I set the snapshot to 1000 by 1000, so they have not even been cropped. The Julia skin was released for The 24 Event and is only available there for now. It’s a bit tricky because his store is in The 24 Menswear section, but it is right by the landing point.
You will be able to customize Julia quite a bit by adding layers of moles, freckles and blush. Your only limitation will be the Second Life® tattoo layer limit and Oh thought of that by combining some options into single layers.
As you can see, there are a ton of options with this skin.
Here you can scroll through the many eye shadow options. There will even be more as making a set of subtle day time makeup is on his to-do list. Yes, I IM’ed him to ask because my one criticism of this skin is that most of the eye shadows are dramatic evening makeups. I know I can use shadows from other creators and probably will. I can also go without eye shadow, but I do like some subtle makeups, particularly if I am wearing a bright, dramatic lip color.
You can actually double all these lip colors because the sheer balm can be layered on top of any of them for a glossy shine.
To me, it seems as though there are two kinds of skins and they both have their good points. Some skins have such a strong “look” and style that they seem similar no matter the shape. Other skins seem to flow with the shape more, being subtly transformed so that each person looks quite different. Julia seems to be one of the latter, as you can see when I tried on my old shape plus the shapes that came with the skin. There are also two eyebrow shapers, one natural and one more arched. Seriously, with this skin, you can ensure you look like no one else on the grid. And that’s a good thing.
Store info at Blogging Second Life
Poses: oOo Studio
Skin: Clef de Peau::Julia::T1 Base Ginger @ The 24
Eyes: Poetic Colors classic – forest morning (m) bright
Mani/Pedi: SLink Mesh Hands & Feet with FLAIR mani applier
Hair: Truth Hairbase – quince
>TRUTH< Briony w/Roots - quince Jewelry: Donna Flora Daniel Coral Parure
All this is wonderful except that I cannot find the skin in the MP, nor a store, what am I missing?
Sorry, the skin is only available that The 24 event right now. It will be released in his store in the fall. You can find it right by the landing point at The 24, but it’s in the men’s part of The 24 since he makes lots of men’s skins and this is his first women’s skin. Find it at The 24 Menswear – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/KMADD%20Events/247/9/25