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A Special Sale At Tres Jolie – The Password Is GIDGE

I was going to put on something and shoot but I am in love with this older dress from Tres Jolie. Chou Chou was my first dress from there, which Cajsa gave to me and shot me in so very long ago (2008 to be exact).

There is a special sale going on at Tres Jolie for new customers and readers of words written by Gidge.

1. Add Tres Jolie to your picks.

2. Add Tres Jolie to your groups.

3. Go buy something.

If Iota is there, tell her – Gidge sent me! If she isn’t there, write a NC up with your transaction history and the same info.

I suggested she also make you sing songs from Oklahoma but she declined. I guess she’s heard you sing.

Hope you enjoy the sale!


Edelweiss plus Zoom Tutorial

Since Gidge brought up The Sound of Music, my mind went straight to Edelweiss when I looked at the pictures from last night’s shoot.

Edelweiss, Edelweiss
Every morning you greet me
Small and white clean and bright
You look happy to meet me
Blossom of snow may you bloom and grow
Bloom and grow forever
Bless my homeland forever

I shot these photos at the blanc part of the noir et blanc installations at World’s End. It’s such a beautiful sim and very uncluttered so it struck me as a good spot to make a short video tutorial on using the Zoom keys to change your cameral “lens” in Second Life. Most of the time we zoom by pressing down the option or alt key and ten using arrows, view or the mouse to move our camera about and to zoom in. That’s great, but it makes for very distorted close-ups. This little video will show you how the zoom controls work and contrast proper and improper methods of zoom.

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Chills…They're Multiplyin'


and I’m losing control. It’s electrifyin’. There is an electrifying piece of news for those of us who love Tres Jolie designs. Iota Ultsch, the imaginative designer behind the Tres Jolie curtain, has released a new dress. This is a woman who can take a tired tread and turn it into a hot and sexy dress, so it’s always exciting to see what she’s blended up for us. Crucifix does not disappoint. With a complex duotone pattern, the dresses are in enticing colors that draw your eye. The sexy bounce of the skirt prims just adds to the allure.

Iota doesn’t just make clothing, though. She is an architect and makes bold modern homes and fabulous furniture and art. Here I am posing at my new Abode home just a hop, skip and a jump from the Tres Jolie store.
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La Marocain

When I saw the La Morocain dress from  Trés Jolie by Iota Ultsch, I immediately thought of the La Scherezade house from NotSoBad. I was sorely tempted by it when checking out the sale there the weekend before last, but ending up buying a different one. However, I could not resist running back to shoot the dress in the house anyway. This dress was made for this house – even though Iota had never seen it, she must have dreamed it.

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A 21st Century Tartan

Iota Ultsch of Tres Jolie sent out a lovely group gift for Valentine’s Day – this red tartan dress. I wore this dancing yesterday and it  was a lovely dress for dancing – the sculptie skirt being full enough that it never got wonky.It’s a see to believe kind of dress with a semi-sheer almost glassine texture that is a very contemporary almost industrial plaid. She also makes it in other colors on sale in her store. I love the way she creates textures from unusual sources. For example, her city grid dress texture is made from a photo of tire tracks on a sidewalk.

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That must have been some battle

I won this dress!  And after Iota told me about the inspiration for the dress – The Battle of Rajasthan – I think it’s so appropriate that I won it. To be completely honest, I don’t see a battle going on in the dress – unless it’s a battle between pink and green. If so, well the wearer is the victor. Iota made this dress in several shades and it took me almost two weeks to pick the one I wanted. There’s a gorgeous blue and yellow that had my name on it, too.  However, since retiring from photography, I have to watch my lindens more closely and happily winning 2nd in one of her photo contests, I was able to get one. I love pink and green together – just about more than anything…so this is it. The dress is called Junko – after one of Iota’s friends, but no matter the name, or the inspiration, the fabric is just amazingly detailed and beautiful.

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posted by Gidge Uriza

Okay, so I’m showing you my entries to the Tres Jolie photo contest.

I’m not a photographer. I don’t even play one on TV.  But I’m sort of getting INTO taking my own pictures and I figured Iota is a friend and she wouldn’t laugh hysterically at me if I entered.

I took about, oh……..200 pictures. NO LIE. About 178 of them are EXACTLY THE SAME.  This is how I know I will NEVER actually BE a photographer. Because there are probably nuances of difference between them which I will NEVER see.  Continue reading

Photo Contests and Me

I have a love hate relationship with photo contests with emphasis on the latter. Mainly I love to look at the winners and hate to do them. More accurately, they make me mad at myself. Because however many times I think I will do one, I procrastinate and forget it and then remember it the day they announce the winners. However, there’s a photo contest ending Friday that did inspire me to enter…this will actually be the third contest I will have ever entered despite a two-year stint as a photographer. As I said, I generally remember the contest the day they announce the winners. The main reason I am inspired to do this contest is that the designer is a good friend of mine with whom I have spent hours giggling. Add to the that the  recognition that the dress is smoking hot.  From Tres Jolie, this is L’Amour Ultra-Mini.

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