Nothing can make an outfit so desirable as a good picture. It makes you search for your wallet and want to put on your coat to get away with your copy.  When you have it, you try to recapture the image of the picture while trying the outfit on yourself, wanting the stunning look like the model had and hoping for the feeling it first invoked.  This is one of the reasons that a good designer cannot live without a good fashion photographer.

Connie Arida is such a fashion photographer.  With her sexy blond look and her perfect feeling for styling, she makes every outfit a piece to die for.  How does she do this?  Time to have a talk with her and to introduce her to you, because you will be seeing more work from her on the EFA blog.  She responded to my call for participation in the EFA-AIFW2009 and henceforth will be our official event photographer for this show.

EFA - Connie Sec - fav1It's done in my home, at my dressing table, it's simple, direct and I look real (to me).

Left: My Artilleri Cha Cha Pants, one of my earliest purchases in SL, that red Primouth car, the unusual baked on hair on the skin, the totally Modded hair made into a Pony, and it’s a featured pic in the Global Artists Flickr Group. It’s my past, my present and appreciation from Photographers outside of SL that makes it special.

Right: It’s done in my home, at my dressing table, it’s simple, direct and I look real (to me).

Who is Connie Arida or must I say Connie Sec?

In 1st life, I’m a student studying Environmental Science after completing my Lab Technology diploma.  Arida is my SL surname..and Sec is my Flickr Surname…’cos I’ll always be “Just a sec”.  ( yea yea..weak joke). I live in Sydney, Australia, and have been in SL since April 2007. While I am an SL photography addict, my 1st life does come first and I made a promise to myself a long while back that SL and 1st life would not mix. My Flickr is where I post all my pics, though I do post some to Koinup, and Facebook..and others. My Blog is just my fashion shots, with a list of the outfits and accesories and where thay are from.  I like to feature lesser known or new designers if I can. Basically, I like to help out. I don’t charge 99% of the time. Apart from that, I spend time with my SL partner, see my SL sister and friends, furnish my home, terraform and don’t get out as much as I should. I hit the Big 30 a while back ( Runs to the edge of the grid, and jumps)

Watch out with jumping, I am already laying there! When did you start with fashion photography?

I started Flickr in about the middle of 07 as a sort of everyday record of the happenings in my SL life. Over time, it’s morped into clothes, “Art” and silliness. I love SL fashion and like to find things that I like ( especially from little known designers) and photograph them. I mainly do it for my own pleasure and relaxation…it’s better than writing a scientific report with Harvard referencing :)

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It’s a sunny and bright day, a good day to step out for tea, and a nice excuse to leave those jeans and put on some ladylike clothing to feel feminine. To create a ladylike ensemble, I begin with a Last Call low neck lace blouse that comes with a pair of lacy cuffs.  I have chosen this blouse because of its overall finish, which is sleek and sexy.  I then paired the blouse with a well textured grey pencil skirt from Ingenue and layered with a pair of black nylon stockings.  To complete the feminine look, I put on a pair of black pumps and accessorized with a light grey thin belt with gold buckle (modified and textured myself), a stylish ivory and lace clutch, a gold and white necklace, and a nice wool Jessica hat from ETD (hair included).   

Looking and feeling completely ladylike, I am ready to enjoy the sun, my tea, and my day.

Ladylike

Shape: Custom

Skin: Drew (Fair) for L$4000 from RaC City

Shirt: Lace Blouse (from the Desiree outfit) for L$100 from Last Call 

(Last Call will be having its’ final L$100 sales starting from 11 January 2008, for a period of month.  According to the group notice, once this sales has concluded all sale items will no longer be available in SL from their original creators.  This means all items will be permanently retired so this will be the last chance for anyone wishing to purchase items created by Ginny Talamasca, Katterina Dagostino, or Devyn Carmichaeto do so from the Dazzle Sim.) 

Skirt: Pencil Skirt (from the Joan outfit) for L$250 from Ingenue

Stockings: Black Nylon Stockings for L$50 from Sheers Stockings

Shoes: Black Leather Pumps for L$400 from Redgrave 

Belt: HH Belt (White/Gold) for L$15 from Haalsa Hallard Fashions 

Necklace: Find your way Necklace for L$25 from Miriel

Clutch: Ivory and Lace Clutch for L$10 from Hat Heaven

Hat & Hair: Jessica II (Honey) free items from ETD

  

So, for quite a while now, I have been wanting to get my hands on an outfit that one would want to wear to take to space. Something similar to the Matrix. And I think I finally found it.

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Pixeldolls just recently released a new bodysuit and when I saw it, I immediately felt I had to have it. I mean, just look at it! The texture, the detail… The boots! It really shows off your shape and makes you look so tight and edgy. It comes with three different style of pants, shorts, one legged shorts and the full pants. This bodysuit would be great for a dominatrix look if you are into that sort of thing. A well put together package if I say so myself. So let us journey to Pixeldoll’s and fly into the galaxy in style!

Sci fi bodysuit

 

Shape: Custom

Skin: MM-Tan SkinGloss-Girl – $1150 by Minnu Model Skins

Eyes: MM-Gray Eyes – $50 by Minnu Model Skins

Eyelashes: Photoshoot eyelashes – $100 by Minnu Model Skins

Hair: Ash (flame red) – $100 by Kin

Outfit (including boots): (antiHero) Galaxy Bodysuit – $300 by Pixeldolls

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