Discover Your Skin – Exodi

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While her store was still named Genesis, Ryker Beck created Eden in March 2009, and myself and many others fell in love with her creation.  A beautiful woman with a range of makeups.  It was immediate to see the immense talent of Ryker, and many even got to follow her process as she would post stages of completion.  Ryker changed the name of her business to :Exodi:: but what hasn’t changed is the amazing detail in each of her skins.  Lily has been introduced and I find myself falling in love all over again with a lady who can be subtle and fierce, sexy and demure, vivacious and humble all at the same time.

Pictured Below (from L to R) : Lily Skins in Elm – Romantique, Cedar – Blame, Cherry – Chocolate, Dove – Errands

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Ryker Beck is one of the skin designers at this years Discover Your Skin event, and in preparation for the event I had the chance to interview Ryker.  Here is what we had to say…

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Discover Your Skin – UK Couture

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For the second installment of my “Discover Your Skin” coverage I had the chance to speak with Corbantis Priestman of UK Couture.  Corbantis will be showing all of her new/recently finished skins at this years event.  Before I begin with my conversation with her, here is a sneak peek of what you can see and buy. 

Corbantis has created shapes for the skins designed.  To show off the skin, I wanted to do something a little different and I have shown the skin in 2 versions. 1- On my shape, since that is what my readers are accustomed to seeing and 2 – On the shape provided by Corbantis for the skins.

Adriana

Beyonce

Nicole

Tyra

 

SugarKane: Why did you first join SL?
Corbantis: A friend told me what a wonderfully creative environment it was…so I decided to check it out for myself….

SugarKane: How long have you been designing skins in SL?
Corbantis: Nearly three years and loving every minute of it! 

SugarKane: What inspires you?
Corbantis: The desire to create beautiful things inspires me everyday!

SugarKane: Define your idea of beauty.
Corbantis: Megan Fox lol

SugarKane: What are some of your goals related to being a skin designer?
Corbantis: My only goal is to make beautiful things

SugarKane: Finally choose your own Question and Answer (any topic) 🙂

Corbantis: ok my own question… hmm nice touch!… ok here it is….

Q) Is there anything else you’d like to make in SL?  A) Hair 🙂

 

You can find UK Couture skins at Discover Your Skin or at the UK Couture Mainstore.

Style Credits:

Skins – UK Couture

Hair – Exile – Breeze – Mink

Bikini – RunoRuno – Ribbon Bikini

Discover Your Skin – Free Speerit

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Discover Your Skin begins on August 12th, and I have had the privilege to speak with some of the amazing designers that will be taking part in this wonderful skin fair.   I decided to start out by talking with Desidelia Vella of Free Speerit, and show off some of her amazing skins.  Before we get to the interview, I’d like to show off an amazing skin of hers – Kimberly. 

And please don’t forget you can check out Free Speerit skins at Discover Your Skin or at the Free Speerit mainstore.

Kimberly

 

“Desidelia,  Why did you first join SL?”

I saw in the news was a easy way to make money, but one week later I stayed for other reasons, friends, art, explore, photography, etc. I never did skins to make money in reality, besides after 2 years I can tell you it is not easy to make money in SL and if you do it is like any other work, lot of hours and you will win like any other job in RL .

 “What is your favorite skin designed so far? “

I suppose Kimberly from the ones that are on sale, but I am very happy with the 2 incoming skins, Fiona and Maya (shown)

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” What inspires you? “

Music, I hear music all the time, but also I look magazines in all the bars I go to make a coffee, always looking the details, make ups, etc. I also look at people when i walk  in any place, I am sure some girls have thought i am lesbian or something because I look at them like i was a guy but i am really looking at the shadows and lighting of the body hehe.

“Define your idea of beauty “

That is impossible to describe, but if u ask for feminine, I would say something round and soft .

“What are some of your hobbies outside of skin designing in SL?”

I have a lot, I never have time for all the things i want to make, I see a lot of movies, but a lot, I also made special effects for some independant movies. I also love photography, SL brought me a great hobby, sl photos, you can see my work here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/desidelia/ and I love specially nude photography, was one the main reasons I started doing skins. Lately my 1st hobby is go to the beach as we are in summer and I live on an island. As you can see I am a normal person (lol) I don’t stay all day on the pc designing skins, but maybe this  is the reason why I dont release a skin every month (hehe)