LOTD #278 – Hope

Will My Tears Wash It All Away?

Can tears wash it all away?

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It’s been a while since I posted – this photography course I’m taking has been keeping me busy. And, I hope, improving.

My homework this week was to come up with a piece for a new gallery that is opening. This photo didn’t make the cut, but I’m still really proud of it.

It took me much longer than I anticipated to take it, but I’m finding I’m much pickier about my photos than I was before – and that’s a good thing!

Even though I was initially crushed that this photo would not work (mostly because of the work that went into it), I’m excited about trying out some of my other ideas and seeing how they come to life.

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Details:

Hair:  Argrace – Chizuru

Skin:  Glam Affair

Eyes: Izzie’s – Sad Eyes – Blue

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modified)

Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya – Lara

Head: Catwa – Kori

Tears Appliers: Izzie’s Tears

Pose: Nantra

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LOTD #277 – Disguise

Disguise

Some disguises are easy to see.

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The last few weeks have been rather rough in RL.

Some days I’ve had to wear one of those familiar disguises – “Yes, I’m fine. I’m doing well, thanks” – even when I’m coming apart at the seams.

Today, however, things are definitely on an upswing.  To distract myself from the election (I’m on a self-imposed news moratorium until tomorrow), I sat down to take some photos.

The Scribblers group has monthly and bi-weekly themes, and the current theme is Disguise.  No disguise would be complete without a moustache, of course. 😛

Off to Marketplace I went (because my other moustache disguise was lost in the Great Inventory Debacle of 2016) and voilá – instant disguise! You can’t tell it’s me, right?

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Details:

Hair:  Damselfly – Cella

Skin:  Glam Affair

Eyes: Catwa – Basic Eye – Light Brown

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modified)

Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya – Lara

Head: Catwa – Kori

Glasses: House of Fun – Stache Glasses – Black

Pose: Kirin

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LOTD #275 – I Want You

 

i-want-youHe just knew she meant him.

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This post has taken much longer to appear than I had planned.  This outfit is from a Belle Epoque gacha from the June (I think) round of Jackpot Gacha.  I fell in love with this outfit when I saw, and I had to have it.

But, of course, as with all gachas, the piece you really want/need is always the rare.  I played waaaayyy too many times and ended up with a ton of extras, but I managed to snag 2 rare corsets and 1 ultrarare (which is the one I’m wearing in the picture).

I’m still wearing my Kori Catwa head.  I haven’t taken it off since I put it on.  I really want to buy another one, but I’m waiting to for the Bento project to make it to the main viewer, then to Firestorm, before I do.

Speaking of Bento, I’m also curious to see how the new bones will affect posing animations and dance animations.  I personally see the new hand bones as being more useful in AO and posing animations, but we shall see.

I AM looking forward to having pretty mesh hands that aren’t stuck in one permanent pose – Vista Animations has shown some of their work already, and it looks cool!

In the meantime, I’m still digging through inventory and finding gems like this to take photos of.  I’ve even sworn off of shopping (gasp!) until I open everything I’ve already bought – which may take a while.  😀

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Details:

Hair:  Elikatira – Betty

Skin:  Glam Affair – Asia

Eyes: Catwa – Light Brown

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modified)

Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya – Lara

Head: Catwa – Kori

Outfit: Belle Epoque – In The Navy (hat, corset, shoes, gloves)

Pose: Tuty’s

To Mesh or Not To Mesh – What a dilema! | a SECOND for Imagination

The mesh head debate rages on, as more and more creators release mesh heads (for guys as well), and skin creators are slowly catching up, coming out with appliers for the various heads.

I’ve drooled over many of the Catwa heads, but I have yet to make a purchase.  For now, I’m content with my Lotte and Simone Lelutkas, my LOGO Alex, and my various Genesis Lab heads (I think I have around 13 of them now).  I love GL heads, not only because they are gorgeous, but because they are often put in gachas, which means if you’re lucky, you can score a mesh head for a mere $99L.  Steal!!!

Read PurpleButterfly Lykin’s post below about her experience with purchasing a mesh head:

“I’ve always held the view that mesh heads look a tad on the freaky side. That they often weren’t an improvement on the base avatar most people had carefully crafted. To be honest, a part of me still thinks this way. Some mesh heads do look strange, maybe because they represent to me a higher degree of falseness given they are so perfectly aligned?”

Source: To Mesh or Not To Mesh – What a dilema! | a SECOND for Imagination

Catwa – Jessica – Mesh Body Addicts

I haven’t tried this mesh head yet, and likely won’t, given the price.  I will say, however, that of all the ones I’ve seen so far, this one looks pretty amazing.  The ability to have expressions is quickly becoming a standard, not a nicety.  And I LOVE the option to save skin favorites instead of having to search through my inventory for appliers every time.  I would love to be able to add in textures from nail appliers as well – I hope that’s in the works if Maitreya updates!!

Source: Catwa – Jessica – Mesh Body Addicts

LOTD #39

LOTD #39After doing a few of these LOTD posts lately, I’m starting to wonder if I will ever see the bottom of my wardrobe.

I either need to get waaayyy more organized or do a serious purge.

I tossed a few gowns in the bin, and then found this one.

I can’t decide whether or not to keep it.

I love the way it makes my boobs look huge, but I hate the way it makes my ass look big. 😛

Details:

Hair:  CaTwA – Britney/Copper

Gown: Baboom – Lotus Gown

Earrings: Alyssa Bijou – Chandelier Teardrop Earrings

Necklace: Alyssa Bijou – Diamond Teardrop Vintage Necklace

Bracelet: Alyssa Bijou – Victorian Diamond Teardrop Bracelet

Hands: SLink – Elegant

Skin:  Laqroki – Martina – Mocha

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Eyes: IKON – Utopia – Pale Cerulean

Eyelashes: Redgrave – Classy

Nails: Angel Rock – Capria Nails

Location: Basilique

LOTD #29

LOTD 29I’m still having a ton of fun playing around with photos and windlights and such.

Plus, I’m getting to see things I didn’t even know I had in my wardrobe. 😀

Details:

Hair:  CaTwA – Britney/Copper

Dress:  LMD – Caroline Gown

Earrings: WTG – Holy Gold Earrings

Necklace: WTG – Holy Gold Necklace

Shoes: N-core – Cinq

Skin: Laqroki – Martina – Mocha

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Eyes: Adoness – Swirls in My Eyes – Emerald

Eyelashes:  Redgrave – Classy

Nails: Angel Rock – Capria

Location: Hento Nine

LOTD #15

LOTD 15This is an older outfit, so I wandered around trying to find an old-looking sim.

I found the Lost Town.

I never did find any people, but the graffiti was really cool.

I’m not sure whose car is on fire back there, but I didn’t stick around to find out.

Details:

Hair:  CaTwA – Lolwa – Copper

Dress: LG Boutique – Chasing Pirates

Shoes: Gaeline – Kylie Metal – Black

Necklace:  Luminesse -Eriti Blue Black

Earrings: Luminesse – Eriti Blue Black

Bracelets: IT – Summer in the City – Nightlife Bangles

Skin: Laqroki – Martina – Mocha

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Eyes: IKON – Utopia – Pale Cerulean

Eyeliner: WoW Skins – Strong Eyeliner

Eyelashes:  Redgrave – Classy

Nails:  Angel Rock – Capria Nails

LOTD #5

LOTD 5Visiting the Rose Theatre.

Details:

Hair:  CaTwA – Lolwa V2 – Copper

Jewelry:

Bracelet: Virtual Impressions – Abalone and Brass Bracelet Mesh

Necklace:  Diamond Dreams – Delicate gold chain with open heart pendant

Earrings:  Zuri – Zuri’s Hoop Earring

Shirt: K-CODE – Erin

Skirt: K-CODE – Brenna

Shoes: N-Core – Cinq

Skin: Laqroki – Martina – Mocha

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Eyelashes:  Redgrave – Classy

Eyes: Redgrave – Kiara – Brown

Nails: Angel Rock – Capria Nails – Size 10

LOTD #2

LOTD2I’m still refining my process for these LOTD posts.

I really am using it as a way to see what I have in inventory and maybe purge some things.

I am going to organize the outfits by using date folders – that way I can more easily identify how old something is before I wear it. 🙂

I think I will start alternating between mesh outfits and older system clothing.

Again, feel free to comment away and tell me if I should keep or toss pieces, parts, or the whole outfit altogether. 😛

For today’s look, I found a cute little seating area on the Sparrow Hawk sim, perfect for warming up by the fire.

This is an older mesh piece, but I love it because it looks so comfy and warm. It’s a little hard to see the jewelry well, so I’ll probably include it again in another outfit.

Details:

Hair:  CaTwA – Britney – Copper

Jewelry: WTG – Holy Gold necklace/earring set

Dress: Envious – Sweater Dress

Skin: Laqroki – Martina – Mocha

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Eyelashes:  Redgrave – Classy

Eyes: IKON – Utopia – Pale Cerulean