At the Oasis – LOTD #213

LOTD 213
She wrinkled her nose

at the animal odors,

holding herself still.

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Details:

Hair: Truth – Ishya  (4874)

Skin: Glam Affair – India

Head: Lelutka – Lotte

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph Eyes – Electric

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya – Lara

Bra: Maitreya – Lara Mesh Bra  (656)

Bolero/Pants: Enelya’s Creations – Albane Bellydance Harem Costume  (11348)

Earrings/Necklace/Bracelet:  CPD – Gypsy Set  (46654)

Belly Ring:  CPD – Luna Belly Ring  (6660)

Pose: Nantra – Bollywood

Location: Artina

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Belly dance has long been one of my favorite types of dancing.

I have collected tons of outfits and accessories for routines, so I decided to pull out some items I’ve never used and put them in a photo.

The hair from Truth isn’t new, but I love it.

Ditto on the jewelry from CPD – I bought this set aeons ago, and the render weight would normally make me toss it, but I just can’t.

It’s so perfect for things like this!

The harem set I got as a gift – it was supposed to be a costume in a group number for one of the troupes I was in, but somehow never got used.

The top was a system layer, so I hauled out the bra from Maitreya that came with my body, and off I went. 😛

While I was searching for a location, I came across this cute little skybox.

Someone has decorated it as a little oasis, with lots of little nooks and crannies to sit and chat with friends.

I will definitely be adding it to my location list and going back there for future shoots!

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 #71

LOTD 71Vintage lace – what could be better?

Details:

Hair:  Tuty’s – Diva Vintage Hair – Red

Skin: Laqroki – Martina – Mocha

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands: SLink – Elegant

Eyes: IKON – Utopia – Pale Cerulean

Eyelashes: Gaeline – Divina

Eyeliner: WoW Skins – Strong Eyeliner

Dress: Boudoir – Noirette

Boa: !deviousMind – Starlette Feather Boa – Black

Bracelets: CPD – Open Filigree Cuff

Shoes: Blackburns – 19th Century Lace-Up Booties

Pose:  Tuty’s

The Martian Chronicles

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It’s funny how things fall together sometimes.

A class led me to a store called Fallen Gods, Inc.

The creator happened to be involved in an event called ‘A Tattered Page.’

Being a bibliophile, I was curious.

It turned out to be an event where each round is based on a particular novel.

I was instantly hooked.

The first round was based on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

This round focuses on Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles.

While there have been some amazing creations from these events, the part that tickles me the most is that people are inspired to actually read the books.

For me, it doesn’t get any better than that. 😀

The event is open for another two weeks, so be sure and visit.

I did, and I picked up some really wonderful items.

MartianChroniclesThe ‘Battle Mask’ is from Chaos, Panic, and Disorder. I saw it and had to have it.

Same goes for this gorgeous dress from Pale Empress.

The Usher II comes with a color change HUD, providing 12 color options.

The necklace is actually from Chop Zuey, but it matched so well I just had to wear it.

You can stop by the Tattered Page Library and pick up these and other amazing items.

They have already announced the book for the next round and it is 20,000 Leagues under the Sea.

I can’t wait to see what incredible items that book inspires. 😛

Happy shopping and reading!

LOTD #8

LOTD 8This LOTD was inspired by Nai’s 365 and theme of the week – Time.

I love dressing up in vintage-y clothes and this is one of my favorite outfits.

Not ‘historically accurate’ to be sure, but it is a gorgeous dress!

Details:

Hair:  >TRUTH< – Gattina – Black&Whites04

Dress: Valentina E Couture – VE Clara Dress, Over Dress – Black

Bracelet: Chaos, Panic, Disorder – Open Filigree Cuff Bracelet

Earrings: Luminesse – Lirio Black

Shoes: N-core – Omega – Silver

Skin: Laqroki – Martina – Mocha

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Eyes: IKON – Utopia – Pale Cerulean

Eyelashes:  Redgrave – Classy

Hands: SLink – Elegant