LOTD #279 – Winter Wonder

LOTD 279

Wandering alone, she found a wonder.

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My blogging has been somewhat irregular of late – RL and SL are both keeping me busy.

I’m still plugging along in my Visionaire course, though there are days where I just want to bang my head against the desk.

I’ve been meeting some great new people, though, and finding new things.  One of the students in my class is launching a new SL store, and she graciously shared one of her first creations with us.

The gorgeous book tree you see in the pic is her creation and it will be available at the next round of The Liaison Collaborative when it opens on December 7th. She will have other complementary pieces as well, so make sure you check it out.

As a bibliophile, this is possibly my most favorite SL Christmas tree ever. 😛

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Details:

Hair:  Truth – Emika

Skin:  Genesis Lab – Latte

Eyes: Genesis Lab – Green

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modified)

Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya – Lara

Head: Genesis Lab – Nina

Coat: Anachron – Winter Blossoms Coat – Snowball

Shoes: Rebel Hope – Jennifer Mesh Boot – White

Book Tree/Lights:  Elusive (@TLC on Dec 7th)

Pose: Elephante Poses

Location: Nouvelles Aventures

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Fresh Air – LOTD #246

LOTD 246

She’d stepped out for air.

The ballroom was too stuffy.

She was smothering.

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Anachron has been a favorite store of mine for quite a while – there’s always something new and unexpected.

When I saw this Empire Dress at Genre, I couldn’t resist. Gorgeous colors and such a flattering silhouette.

I paired it with a fabulous updo from Vanity Hair, and added some fantastic jewelry pieces from It!

I knew I wanted a formal, gorgeous, fabulous, and elegant location for the shoot, so of course I headed straight for Angel Manor.

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Details:

Hair: Vanity – Fall Ball

Skin: Eye Candi – Nina – Tone 4

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph – Electric

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands: Slink – Elegant

Dress: Anachron – Empire Dress – Rose (@Genre)

Jewelry: It! – Arabesque Set 7

Pose: Tuty’s – Iconic Girl

Location: Angel Manor

Hell Hath No Fury – LOTD #217

LOTD 217
Her icy blue eyes

seemed to burn through to his soul.

“How dare you?” she hissed.

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Details:

Hair: Vanity Hair – Crazy Horse – Noir

Skin: Eye Candi – Nina – Tone 4

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph Eyes – Electric

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands/Feet/Body: Maitreya – Lara

Dress/Makeup:  TLG – Lin Quai Twisted Sorceress  (@Twisted Hunt)

Earrings/Nose Ring: Arcadia – Chi Earrings & Nosering  (@Twisted Hunt)

Shoes:  Lassitude & Ennui – Nevermore Heels – Black  (@Mix – September)

Pose:  Verocity

Decor:

Better Gnomes & Cauldrons – Crystal Ball Stand

Allegria – Dancing Stars Fireflies – White

Black Tulip – No More Time Prop (@Genre)

Alchemist – Candle Stand

Anachron – Kakejiku Wall Hanging  (@Twisted Hunt)

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I have gotten behind on my blogging – I’ve been so busy shopping and picking up all the goodies that my inventory is overflowing!

I recently completed the Twisted Hunt.

I’d never heard of it before, and since it’s billed as ‘the hardest hunt in SL,’ I thought I’d give it a try.

It actually wasn’t as hard as I had thought, though I did not complete the endgame.

I made it to about stop #5, and then couldn’t figure out how to reach the item I needed to get the next step.

With so many other things on my plate, I decided to forgo the endgame this year.

But I did manage to pick up a ton of cool free stuff! 😀

The hunt is a $0L hunt, and this year’s theme is ‘Qi,’ with all the gifts in black and white.

When I tried on this sorceress dress from TLG, I knew immediately I wanted to use the amazing prop from Black Tulip.

I love the checkerboard floor, though I opted not to use the built-in poses.

I don’t remember exactly how much it cost, but I know it was $100L or less, because it’s currently out at Genre.

You should drop by Genre if you haven’t already – the current theme is ‘The Twilight Zone,’ and there is some simply fantastic items.

The earrings and nose ring from Arcadia and the Nevermore heels from Lassitude & Ennui completed my look.

I added a few props – the wall hanging from Anachron, the crystal ball stand, and the torches and fairie lights.

I used the AnyPose Expression HUD to give myself an ‘angry’ face – it’s first time I’ve used it for photos.

Vanity Hair was having a 50% sale and I took advantage to pick up a few vintage hairstyles, including this bob.

If you’d like to give the Twisted Hunt a try, it runs until October 19.

Good luck!

Aziraphale – ATP – Good Omens

ATP Good Omens LogoOne of my favorite events opened yesterday and I can’t wait to show you some more of the amazing items available!

Good Omens centers around the arrival of the Anti-Christ, and thus the Apocalypse.

Two of the main characters are Crowley (a demon) and Aziraphale (an angel).

Crowley is described as “an Angel who did not so much Fall as Saunter Vaguely Downwards.” (pg. ix)

Crowley has grown attached to Earth and humans and keeps trying to convince his superiors that, if left alone, humans devise many more ways to harm each other than any demon could ever imagine.

During his long tenure on Earth, Crowley has come to a sort of ‘gentleman’s agreement’ with his Heavenly counterpart, Aziraphale.

Aziraphale is quite a contrast to Crowley (as expected), and upon meeting him, according to the novel, people “formed three impressions: that he was English, that he was intelligent, and that he was gayer than a tree full of monkeys on nitrous oxide.” (pg. 103)

Only one of these is true.

(I’ll let you read the book and find out for yourself. 😀 )

Anachron (one of my favorite creators) has designed a slew of goodies just for men!

For both Aziraphale and Crowley, there is an Ancient Hero outfit, a Formal Fantasy suit, and a Noble House outfit for you to choose from.

Park Place (another favorite!) put together an amazing set of decor items, based on Aziraphale’s bookstore.

Aziraphale isn’t really interested in selling books, but rather collecting them.

The novel tells us he uses “every means short of physical violence to prevent customers from making a purchase. Unpleasant damp smells, glowering looks, erratic opening hours — he [is] incredibly good at it.” (pg. 43)

The decor items from Park Place are based on the descriptions of the back room of Aziraphale’s shop, and I think they are spot on!

ATP Good Omens Aziraphale Desk Set

“The back room of his bookshop contains a table, chairs, and likely someplace to store copious amounts of alcohol, as he and Crowley have a proclivity for going back there for the sake of getting completely plastered and waxing philosophically on whatever suits their fancy” (pg. 47)

The set includes the desk, chair, bookcase, stack of books, rug, Agnes Nutter’s notes and book, scattered books, and some books of prophecy.

I love the worn wooden textures of the desk and the chair has very nice male and female sits in it.

Each piece is separate, so you can rez them where/how you like.

Aziraphale is wearing the Formal Fantasy suit from Anachron – I love the look of the vest with the long jacket.

It’s mesh and comes in 5 standard sizes – it’s all one piece, so it speeds up time spent faffing with your wardrobe. 😛

Thrown over the back of Aziraphale’s chair, you’ll see another fantastic item – the Miamai Aziraphale hat.

If you’re a hat person, Miamai has both Aziraphale’s hat (in 3 different colors) and a hat for Crowley as well (again in 3 colors).

In addition, Aziraphale’s hat comes with halo/no halo options (the no halo hat is pictured here) and the Crowley version has horns/no horns options.

As an avid reader myself, I always pictured Aziraphale curled up in a nook, poring over his (well, sort of) copy of Agnes Nutter’s Prophecies.

ATP Good Omens Aziraphale Book

Rook and 22769 created items that fit my mental image perfectly.

This comfy wingback reading chair from Rook has a stand pose built-in (seen here), as well as a an additional seated pose (click on the book stack for it).

I love the look of 22769’s creation – such an important book as The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter deserves a special place. 😀

If you haven’t read Good Omens and you like satire and sarcasm (because, who doesn’t?!), you should purchase a copy today.

(Also, if you’re British, you’ll probably understand more of the jokes than I did, a poor Yank who’s never seen the M25.)

Stop by the Library and pick up some (or all) of these gems for yourself!

LOTD #152 – Patience Is A Virtue

LOTD 152Her arm was numb and she couldn’t feel her fingers anymore.

She’d been standing in this pose for what seemed like hours.

Every time the elephant shifted her feet, her heart started racing.

It was a gorgeous animal, but it still made her nervous.

What on earth was taking so long? 

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Details:

Hair:  Truth – Ishya (@Uber)

Skin: Eye Candi – Nina – Tone 4

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands: Slink – Elegant

Eyes: IKON – Utopia – Pale Cerulean

Top: Anachron – Indian Summer Choli Top – Dusk (@Heat Wave Sale)

Skirt: Anachron – Indian Summer Skirt – Dusk (@Heat Wave Sale)

Jewelry: Maxi Gossamer – Maharani – Tikka/Nose Ring (@Uber)

Pose: NanTra

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I love Truth hair, so of course I had to pick up the latest style!

I also picked up the jewelry at Uber and had been looking for just the right outfit to pair them with.

Today I was wandering around the Heat Wave Sale going on now at Fab Free.

I stumbled across this perfect outfit from Anachron – for only $10L per piece!

I love it when things come together. 😀

LOTD #94

LOTD 94I love Victoriana and Sci-Fi, so of course I love Steampunk!

I picked up this darling dress from Anachron at Genre a few rounds ago.

So I started hunting through my inventory for accessories.

I was so stoked to wear these shoes – I got them ages ago from Eudora, but I love them.

I knew I was right not to toss them!!

Details:

Hair:  Magika – Awake

Skin: Eye Candi – Nina – Tone 4

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Eyes: IKON – Utopia – Pale Cerulean

Hands: SLink – Elegant

Nail Polish: Osito – Steampunk Chocolate

Eyeliner: League – Wing Eyeliner

Lipstick: Shine – Teeth Tattoo – Sexy

Dress: Anachron – Genre Jump Party Dress

Shoes: Eudora – 3D Steampunk Boots

Eyepatch: Bombard – Clockwork Eyepatch

Necklace: CPD – Steampunk Somniagraph Pendant

Bracelet: House of Rfyre – Noir Women’s Bracelet

Top Hat: Enfant Terrible – Antique Hat – Downtown New York

Pose: Tuty’s

LOTD 94 CUThe details of some of the jewelry and the nail polish deserve attention, so here’s a close-up.

You can’t tell from the picture, of course, but the eyepatch and the necklace having moving parts.

The necklace was CPD’s item for the SteamX hunt.

And though I don’t often wear nail polish, I knew I had the perfect steampunk polish.

When I’m doing these LOTD posts, it is sometimes hard to decide what photos to use.

On one hand, I like to do photos that show the items as they are, so that if you like them, you know what they actually look like!

On the other hand, I love playing around with all the windlight settings in Firestorm and/or playing around in Photoshop to ‘tweak’ the photo.

So this time I decided that I would just include both – since for once I used the same pose. 😛

The first two photos show what the items actually look like in SL.

Here’s my ‘tweaked’ version:

LOTD 94 2I’ll let you decide which one you like better.

LOTD #31

LOTD 31I’m feeling pretty stoked with this LOTD post.

I’ve done a whole month of LOTD posts – and I’m not bored yet!

I do want to try and include more ‘costume’ pics – gives me a chance to go through my black hole of an inventory and find hidden gems. 🙂

Since I was wearing the ‘Big Ben’ dress, I figured I’d go to London and take a pic inside Big Ben.

Here’s hoping there’s an elevator inside the real Big Ben. 😀

Details:

Hair:  Truth – Amaris

Dress:  Anachron – Swinging London Dress – Big Ben

Earrings:  Chop Zuey – Don’t Call Me Betty Earrings

Shoes: SHEY – Catalina Stilettos

Body/Hands: Maitreya – Lara V2.1

Feet: SLink – High

Skin:  Glam Affair – Margot – India02

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Eyes: IKON – Utopia – Pale Cerulean

Eyelashes:  Redgrave – Classy

Makeup: NOYA – Smokey Black Star + Golden Glitter Lips

Pose: Diesel Works

Location: London