Thursday, April 17, 2014

COMING SOON!


Here's a little sneak peak of what is soon to be released full perm with materials! Keep an eye out! :)





Monday, April 14, 2014

*Just BECAUSE* is back at this year's Menswear Fashion Week!


*Just BECAUSE* is proud to participate in another year at the amazing Menswear Fashion Week! Menswear Fashion Week 2014 is sure to be another incredible year, and I am thrilled to have been asked to participate again.

Menswear Fashion Week 2014 Press Release

Hello Everyone,

Siren Productions, Culture Magazine, FUSION Magazine, KMADD Moda, ModeLS Magazine, SL Live Radio, and Versus Magazine welcome you to Menswear Fashion Week 2014 April 25th-May 3rd, 2014! It has been an amazing 5 years and we are still going strong! Menswear Fashion Week 2014 is going to be another exciting year full of fashion, parties, and new releases for the fashionable men of Second Life. MWFW 2014 is moving up to the big apple this year as we draw inspiration from New York City!

We are bringing you the brightest and best of Mens Fashion in Second Life! We are so proud to have so many wonderful designers back with us this year including Xiaj, Gabirel, Countdown, Akeruka, Clef De Peau, Dynasty, Vitamen, Aitui, Riaxik, and Zibska to name a small few. Every year it is our amazing luck to welcome so many brand new designers to the Menswear Fashion Week family including Atelier m+, Contraption, Zed Sensations, Bravura! Homme, amd N1CO. We cover everything from hair and skins right down to shoes and accessories!

There are many exciting shows planned for the entire week of events. We will be visiting New York New York, Jetting off to the future, and visiting several locations around the world. We have special events planned with SL Live Radio kicking off the opening on the 25th of April and ModeLS Magazine closing the event on the 3rd of May. These are two parties you will not want to miss out on. Make sure to check out the website as we develop more details about the parties and calender. You can find info at http://sirenproductionsl.com/..As well we will be working to raise funds for this years RFL! We are working on several ideas for raising funds for this worthy cause and are so happy to be part of the RFL Teams!

If that is not enough there will be tons of new sensational clothing for the fashionable man about Second Life! Each and every designer is debuting fabulous new releases at the event! Some are even debuting entirely new collections. This will be the first place to see them and purchase them! Get them while they are hot and fresh!

We hope to see you all at Menswear Fashion Week 2014!

Yours Truly,
Lexie Jansma & Roman Godde
Siren Productions Owners
http://sirenproductionsl.com



Monday, March 17, 2014

FITTED MESH Women's Skinny Pants/Leggings


So I felt like making something Full Perm for you girls out there. These skinny pants/leggings are so nicely shaped and they also come with Materials enabled! They look beautiful and I enjoy wearing them everywhere. :)

***This is 100% Fitted Mesh! You will need a Fitted Mesh Enabled Viewer to see this outfit correctly! ***

***ALWAYS TRY THE DEMO BEFORE PURCHASING*** Because this is full permission there are no refunds or exchanges. Thank you for understanding.

These skinny pants/leggings are rigged as Fitted Mesh, meaning the mesh should fit to whatever shape you are and can be altered by adjusting your shape sliders. Alpha layers are still needed for fitted mesh just as any other rigged mesh because the shape of the mesh is a more natural shape than the default SL avatar.

Full Package Includes:
PSD Download Link
2 Fitted Mesh Models
UV & AO Maps
15 Diffuse Textures
Specular & Normal (bump) Maps
Alpha & Alpha Textures



100% ORIGINAL rigged mesh created by Annie Melson. Do NOT buy this item from anyone other than Annie Melson, otherwise you are buying fraudulent items!


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TERMS OF SERVICE:

1.) The purchasing avatar of this product has the right to use it within Second Life ONLY. Distribution or selling of any part of this product anywhere other than Second Life or on other websites is against the Terms of Service and will result in legal action.

2.) ONLY the purchasing avatar has the rights to use this product. You may not distribute any part of this product to other avatars (including alts) or other persons, whether in Second Life or in Real Life. If you want an alt selling products created using this template, then the alt must purchase it.

3.) No part of your resulting creation using this product can be sold or resold with full permissions. Acceptable permissions are as follows:
   a.) Copy/ Mod/ No Transfer
   b.) Copy/ No Mod/ No Transfer
   c.) No Copy/ No Mod/ Transfer
   d.) No Copy/ Mod/ Transfer

4.) NO part or modified part of this product (the mesh, textures, alphas, UV Maps, Shadow Maps, TGA or PSD files, or any other part of this product) can be sold, given, or distributed in any way as full permission.

5.) If you have a version containing DAE files, those DAE files will not be re-distributed, sold, or given to any other person or avatar, within any virtual world or in the real world. The DAE files are for your own non-full perm use and creations within Second Life ONLY.

6.) NO part of this product or your resulting product using these templates can be sold in affiliate packs, franchise, reseller, or business in a box.

7.) You are permitted to use the clothing you made from this template as a group gift or hunt gift AS LONG AS YOU CREATE YOUR OWN TEXTURES to use on this template and the permissions are set according to Term #3. This is an advertisement for you and your skills. Not using your own textures does not showcase your skills, which is what these types of gifts are all about. Be proud of your gifts as a creator! :)

8.) To ensure that everyone has a fair chance with this template, you must sell your products made from this template for no less than 50L on SL Marketplace.

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BUY this item inworld

BUY this item on the Marketplace







Wednesday, February 26, 2014

I have a confession....

I have a confession... And I hope it doesn't anger anyone, but I can't keep going on like this. For the past year I have been making collections, which has been fun and challenging, but I have found an aspect to creating collections that is not cool. Creating collections takes a lot of time, and so I am stuck working on a specific collection until it is done. And then there are always so many colors and patterns to choose from before I can release it.

It's draining. Plain and simple.

For a year I have been draining the creative joy right out of me. After each collection I want to go curl up as far away from my computer as possible and get away. I can't focus, I have no motivation, and I tend to go through a period of creative block. Plus, I'm always wanting to please the world with my creations. I want to do what others want, instead of what I want. It shuts me down. This madness has to stop! So I'm putting a stop to it. Right now.

From here on out I'm going back to the way I enjoy creating, which is creating whatever I'm inspired to create. Maybe there will be collections, but they will be small ones. Maybe I'll make an outfit, and maybe it will be exclusive, or maybe it won't. Maybe I'll make it in different colors, or maybe I'll just release one or 2 colors. Or maybe I'll just release a shirt, or a pair of pants.

The point here is that I'm going to follow my muse from here on out. There will be no predictable pattern as to what I create. I'm a very multi-faceted creative person. I like many different styles and I love the challenge of doing new things. (Some of you have helped me discover this about myself, which I am so very thankful for. :) ) Anyway, I can't block myself in anymore. I just CAN'T. However, this being said, I still want to hear all of your ideas and what styles all of you would like me to do. All of your ideas are awesome, and I gain inspiration from them too! All of the ideas push me to challenge myself and I love it! So please don't stop sending me your requests! I need that in my life. :)

So with that being said, I'm now working on what my muse lead me to work on - a fashionable women's outfit. And it is Fitted Mesh. And I don't know if it will be in several colors or just the one. And I don't know if it will be a mini-collection or not. All I know is that I'm following my muse and I'M HAVING FUN again! Life is too short. I want to live a little! LOL!

Don't worry though, men. I'm got something planned for you guys next, just in time for Menswear Fashion Week 2014, and I'm very excited about that too! :D

It's good to really smile and feel excited again! Look out, world! Annie's Muse is back in charge! :D



Saturday, February 15, 2014

*JB* Splash Collection for Women finally on the Marketplace!


The Women's Splash Collection is finally available on the Marketplace after nearly 2 weeks of my Merchant Box being broken! I'm so glad to say that it is finally up and ready for you on the MP and I can get back to work on my next collection! Thank you all for your patience while I struggled with getting this collection out for you. :)


**The above picture is of the Women's Splash Collection Bandeau and Classic Bikini Bottom in Floral.



**The above picture is of the Women's Splash Collection Halter Top in Blue Plaid and Fun & Flirty Capris in White.

This collection is 100% rigged mesh and is ORIGINAL mesh! No templates were used to make these items!
***Each piece in this beautiful collection is sold SEPARATELY so you can MIX & MATCH to create your own unique look.***
And with these priced the way they are you can easily create a whole swimsuit collection, cute bra/panties ensemble, or create and add to your rockabilly wardrobe!
The Women's Splash Collection comes in 3 different bikini top styles and 2 different bikini bottom styles to choose from - Bandeau top, Halter top, Ruffle top, High waisted bottoms, and Classic bikini bottoms, and each of these styles comes in 10 different colors and designs! You are sure to find exactly what suits your style!
All items in this collection come in all 5 Standard Sizes and is Materials ready!


**The above picture is of the Women's Splash Collection Ruffle Top in Black.













Friday, February 7, 2014

NEW RELEASE - Women's Splash Collection!



It's time to start thinking of the Sun and Fun after this very long winter. Think Spring, no matter what Punxsutawney Phil says! And what better way to do that than with a new Swimwear Collection.

This collection is 100% rigged mesh and is ORIGINAL mesh! No templates were used to make these items!

Each piece in this beautiful collection is sold separately so you can MIX & MATCH to create your own unique look. And with these priced the way they are you can easily create a whole swimsuit wardrobe perfect for the beach or pool!


The Women's Splash Collection comes in 3 different bikini top styles and 2 different bikini bottom styles to choose from - Bandeau top, Halter top, Ruffle top, High waisted bottoms, and Classic bikini bottoms, and each of these styles comes in 10 different colors and designs! You are sure to find exactly what suits your style!

All items in this collection come in all 5 Standard Sizes and is Materials ready!

BUY IT ON THE MARKETPLACE!

SLURL to the *Just BECAUSE* Mainstore - http://slurl.com/secondlife/Taupo/179/181/48




Monday, January 20, 2014

Semi-Exclusive WHAT??? ;)

I'm trying something new! Something I've never done before because there is just something a bit exciting and challenging about it, and I'm all about excitement and challenge! (Okay, I can already hear all of the people banging on my door asking about the women's Splash Swimsuit Collection! LOL! Don't worry, they will be coming out shortly! I've not forgotten about that and am very excited to release it!)

But, for now, back to this blog post! :D

Over the past 3 years I have gotten countless requests for my clothing to be made available Full Perm. And to be very honest, I've always been dead set against it. I hate a market that is overrun with the same clothing. It's against my very fiber. BUT, that was all before mesh came out. 

It's not a secret, I LOVE MAKING MESH! So much so that when an RL friend asked me if I could make her something in mesh, I didn't say no. In fact, I got excited about it! I started it right away.

This got me thinking... am I missing out on something here? Maybe there's so much more I could do and offer people. I don't know where this will go. Will I make more and add to this Full Perm line, or will this end up being the absolutely ONLY Full Perm mesh I ever make? I don't know. I just know that I want to try it and see what happens. :)

So here is my first Full Perm mesh - offered as a Semi-Exclusive! There are only 16 being sold!

**PLEASE NOTE that this is ONLY available on the Marketplace!**



This one-piece men's jumpsuit has 3 faces, which enable you to use it in multiple different ways, giving you many options for different uses. This mesh is perfect for racing jumpsuits, work coveralls, slacks with zipped up jacket, jeans with zipped up shirt, pajamas, whatever your creativity envisions. You'll be able to use this one mesh to create all kinds of different things to sell, giving you greater sales potential!
Full Package Includes: 
PSD & DAE Download Link 
5 Meshes in Standard Sizes 
UV & AO Maps 
36 Diffuse Textures (12 per face) 
Specular & Normal (bump) Maps (1 each for all 3 faces) 
Alpha & Alpha Textures





Wednesday, December 18, 2013

STORE WIDE Christmas Sale at *Just BECAUSE*!!



We at *Just BECAUSE* want to wish you all a wonderful Holiday Season full of love, friendship, and laughter. We also want to give you the gift of SAVINGS!

We are having a 30% STORE WIDE Christmas Sale now until the end of the month! 

This Sale also includes Gift Cards! Save big money while giving the very best gift to all of the special people in your life! Or gift yourself with HUGE SAVINGS on all of the fashions you love! And the best part?? You will earn store credit with each purchase, so you will be saving even MORE money!

***Sale is only available at the *Just BECAUSE* inworld store. Sale ends December 31st at 9pm SL time.

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Taupo/179/181/48




Friday, December 13, 2013

Christmas has come to *Just BECAUSE*!


Christmas has come to *Just BECAUSE*! I love this time of year. Winter is probably my favorite season. I love the snow covered pines and the snow blanketed ground. I love snow!! :D


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Annie's Sewing Room 12/11/2013


Annie's Sewing Room is another way of saying Here's What I'm Working on Right Now! :D

I have been kind of Missing in Action lately, but Real Life got very rough for me the past month. I have a very close family and our family suffered quite the blow with the death of one of my aunts. We all took it pretty hard, and I honestly don't think it has fully set in yet, though we are all feeling very blessed to have known her and had her in our lives, knowing she is in a much happier and better place now.

I've been working slowly since the start of December, but have finally gotten back to my regular schedule this past week. This has been a long awaited collection that I've been promising for awhile. I'm glad to finally be able to get it going and keep to my word! I'm praying that nothing else comes up to derail my progress. :)

I think it's time to think about bringing some sunshine back into our days! Hopefully it can help brighten my days right now too! :) It's a July in Christmas kind of thing instead of Christmas in July! Hee hee! This is an untouched work in progress shot with no textures, sizes, etc yet. Things are subject to change. And of course, since this is going to be a collection, there will be more styles to be made! I'm planning on no less than 3 tops and 2 bottoms to choose from for this wonderful swimsuit collection - The Splash Collection for Women. Coming soon! :)

On a side note - and please take note of this!! - Linden Lab has announced that they are discontinuing the Deformer Mesh Project and going with adding more Collision Bones, called the Fitted Mesh Project, which I honestly think is the best solution. This shouldn't break previously made mesh - either standard sizes or my Elastic Mesh (also known as Liquid Mesh). I will be watching this project very closely, and I look forward to it being implemented. Because of this I am halting the creation of more Elastic Mesh until I see further work being done in this department. I will be making this new collection in The Standard Sizes as those will not be effected in the least by this new project. And while my Elastic Mesh won't be broken by this new project, it will just have limitations once the new Fitted Mesh Project is implemented and I don't want to mess with the backlash of people not understanding the difference. Click here if you are interested in learning more about the Fitted Mesh Project.


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Elastic Mesh Cloaks!



It's that time of year to walk through the crisp air and what better way to do that but with a nice warm cloak! Perfect for wandering around town, taking a brisk walk through the woods, role play, or to add to a Halloween costume!





This collection is 100% rigged mesh and is ORIGINAL mesh! No templates were used in this item!

These cloaks are Unisex and are made as Elastic Mesh - a new technology to help better form fit to your avatar (much like liquid mesh)! While there are limitations to Elastic Mesh, *Just BECAUSE* makes sure to offer several sizes to better fit more avatars. Please read the Elastic Mesh FAQs which is included in this pack to learn more.





***PLEASE NOTE that while these cloaks do give you a very cool look, there are limitations with this cloak! In order to keep the cloak looking like it was flowing properly I had to hide the arms with an alpha layer. Also the cloak doesn't move entirely with the legs, otherwise the cloak would look disjointed. This is why it is priced far cheaper than my regular items.




***This is 100% Mesh! You will need a Mesh Enabled Viewer to see this outfit correctly! ***




Tuesday, October 15, 2013

New Group Gifts at *Just BECAUSE*!

There are new Group Gifts out at *Just BECAUSE*!! These pants are perfect for the Halloween season and beyond. Come on over and grab them! :)

*Please note that there is a small group joining fee, but these pants are worth the cost! :)




SLURL: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Taupo/179/181/48





Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Dark Dimension Hunt by Madpea Productions


*Just BECAUSE* is participating in a new hunt going on right now! These cloaks are my gift for the Dark Dimensions Hunt by MadPea Productions starting October 6th! Some nice cloaks to warm yourself with while you walk through the crisp autumn air. Cloaks are rigged mesh made with Elastic Mesh technology. (Like liquid mesh.) Don't miss out on this fantastic hunt! It isn't just a hunt, but an interactive game! Enjoy! :)

Friday, August 23, 2013

Summer isn't done yet!!


Summer may end September 22, but in SL it can ALWAYS be summer! And what better way to enjoy the heat and water than in that perfect swimsuit? And you're sure to find the perfect swimsuit with the new Splash Collection for Men!
This collection is 100% rigged mesh and is ORIGINAL mesh! No templates were used in this item!
The men's Splash Collection comes in 3 different swimsuit styles to choose from - Board Shorts, Swim Trunks, and Swim Briefs, and each of these styles comes in 10 different colors and designs!
All items in this collection come in all 5 Standard Sizes.





***This is 100% Mesh! You will need a Mesh Enabled Viewer to see this outfit correctly! ***


Link to the Inworld store: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Taupo/179/181/48

BUY it on the Marketplace: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/22086










Friday, July 12, 2013

New SAVINGS at *Just BECAUSE*!!

*Just BECAUSE* has now expanded to a SECOND FLOOR, but with this comes SAVINGS for YOU!

As many of you already know, I have moved on to creating rigged mesh, and have now gotten quite a few mesh collections in my store. I enjoy making mesh so much that I will no longer be making system clothing, unless for some reason I feel it is essential to add a system layer article of clothing to finish a look.

So I have moved all of my old system clothing (both mens and womens) to the second floor of my store with all new lower prices! I've also created discounted sections with my oldest clothing with prices cut in half! These new prices for the old system clothing is also priced on the Marketplace as well!

So now is the time to get your favorite styles and save some lindens in the process!

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Taupo/179/181/48




Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Fun & Flirty!


Girls just want to have fun! And with this very versatile and cute Fun & Flirty Collection, you are sure to have a TON of FUN! The shorts, capris, ribboned tube top, and cami top are HUD driven to change textures!

This collection is 100% rigged mesh and is ORIGINAL mesh! No templates were used in this item!







This collection is perfect for pretty much anything! Relax at home by the beach, in the garden, out and about in town, or at your favorite coffee shop.

Show your FUN and FLIRTY sides with this adorable collection by *Just BECAUSE*!

All items in this collection come in all 5 Standard Sizes.

***This is 100% Mesh! You will need a Mesh Enabled Viewer to see this outfit correctly! ***






Link to the Inworld store: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Taupo/179/181/48

BUY it on the Marketplace: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/22086







Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Things are Progressing...

Things are progressing quite well with the women's summer collection I'm working on. So far I have capris, a hankie top, and a cute empire-waisted cami top. I'm working on the textures of these three items right now and also working on a pair of shorts and another shirt in Blender. You girls out there are going to have plenty to mix and match with! :) 


The hankie top is really cute! I love the little ruffles in the front. The few people who have seen it in world have loved it! 


The empire-waisted cami is simply adorable! Everyone seems to love this shirt! I don't blame them - I'm in love with it too! The textures I'm working on just work so nicely with it. In the pic below you can also see a bit of the capris. My biggest problem will be deciding on which colors to keep because I could spend weeks on making hundreds of color choices with this! 


I can't wait to get this collection finished and released! It's perfect for the weather we are having right now. :) After this I have plans to make some new swimwear for both men and women - in mesh! If there are any swimsuits you have in mind that you'd like to see me make, let me know! Share some RL pics. Your favorite swimsuit could be made! :)





Friday, May 31, 2013

What's in Annie's Blender for *Just BECAUSE*?


A cropped tank top is in my Blender today! And it's looking cute already! This tank top could go in a million different directions. Right now I'm trying to figure out exactly how I want this first one to go. Do I want to add something to it or keep it simple? Do I want the bottom longer, or keep it short? One thing for sure, this won't be the only shirt I'm making for the capris I'm working on. I've got at least 3 in my mind to pair up with the capris, and then I'm also making some shorts! It's going to be a whole collection of items to mix and match. :)





Wednesday, May 29, 2013

COMING SOON! Mesh Belted Capris!


COMING SOON! (After some cute mesh tops are made to make a collection, of course!) Mesh Belted Capris! This shows them in world, untextured. Pretty darn cute, wouldn't you say?? :D I can't wait to get started on the mesh shirts!

**Shirt shown is the Sunny Dayz top. This can be bought in my store.**






Friday, May 24, 2013

The *Just BECAUSE* Mesh Dress Eden is now in Avination!!


"Eden" Mesh Dresses are now available in Avination!

Spring has definitely sprung in my area and to get the season started I've made this super cute garden tea dress! The dress is 100% rigged mesh and comes in 15 different color variations!

This dress is perfect for pretty much anything! Relax at home by the beach, in the garden, out and about in town, or at your favorite coffee shop. Sophisticated and elegant, yet breezy and casual. You simply can't go wrong with this dress!

The Eden dress comes in all 5 Standard Sizes so you can find your perfect fit.

Click here for a direct link to the *Just BECAUSE* Avination store!

http://avnurl.com/avination/Pemberley/134/128/22