Practice – LOTD #247

LOTD 247
Her brow was furrowed

with concentration.  She’d been

at this for hours now.

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We’ve been getting some rather nasty weather here over the last few days, so I’ve taken advantage of the time at home to take some more pictures.

I shudder to think how much time (and L$!) I spent on this gacha set from Dead Dollz, but I had to have the rare legwarmers. 😀

I think I got every piece except the white skirt.  I put the extras up on Marketplace, something I’ve not done before.  I’ve sold most of them, though that’s probably because I set them for under pull price.

I’m always amazed at the people who try to sell the extras for ridiculous prices.  Why would anyone buy a gacha common for more than the pull price?  You could just as easily go to the gacha yourself and try your luck.

The pull price on this gacha was only $50L, but I saw people selling the commons for $100L, $125L, and up to $250L.  Of course, you can get exactly what you want via MP, but for that price, you’d likely get what you want and some spares direct from the gacha machine.

I keep trying to swear off of gachas, but then creators go and make something like this set and well, I can’t resist. 😛

I wanted a bit of a messy hairdo for this pic, so I found this braided hair by Elua – it fit the bill perfectly.

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Details:

Hair: Elua – Miriam – Redbrown

Skin: Glam Affair – India

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph – Electric

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands/Feet/Body: Maitreya – Lara

Head: Lelutka – Simone

Top: Dead Dollz – The Rehearsal Collection – Nude Leotard

Skirt: Dead Dollz – The Rehearsal Collection – Black Skirt

Legwarmers/Shoes: Dead Dollz – The Rehearsal Collection – RARE Legwarmers + Pointe

LOTD #197 – Kept Waiting

LOTD 197

She paused a moment.

He was late; she loathed waiting.

She frowned, debating.

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Details:

Hair: Vanity – Moonriver  (@Vintage & Cool Fair)  (5263)

Skin: Glam Affair – India

Head: Lelutka – Lotte

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph Eyes – Electric

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya – Lara

Dress: Dead Dollz – Astra – Blue (@Vintage & Cool Fair)  (2752)

Earrings:  Ear Candy – Silver Lily (16876)

Shoes:  KC Couture – Vixie Heels (2028)

Pose: Custom

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As I approach 200 LOTD posts, I find myself debating how to change them up and make them more interesting.

During a conversation with Yummy about literary devices (she started it, honest!), she mentioned that she had thought my captions for the LOTD posts were intended to be haikus.

While that was not my intention, I can see how my short captions could be interpreted that way – a ‘Katku’ as Yummy dubbed it. 😛

So, I’ve decided to write actual haikus (starting with this LOTD post) and see how it goes.

I’ve always liked haikus – I think the brevity and the rigid format appeals to the minimalist in me.

I’ll see how it goes – if nothing else, it certainly forces me to think more carefully about my word choices and imagery, which is good practice.

I’ve been on a vintage kick lately thanks to my repeated visits to the Vintage & Cool Fair, and now the FAD event has a round going with ‘vintage’ as the theme, so I shall be heading over there later.  There’s a cute poodle skirt I’ve got my eye on. 😛

I absolutely adore this hair from Vanity (another stop on my t0-visit list) and this dress from Dead Dollz is just gorgeous.

I love the bow, and the lace top is an applier for my mesh bod.

I must confess, I don’t like fussing with all the appliers. I find myself sticking to skins that are built-in to my Lelutka head and Maitreya body, and though I own a gross ton of nail appliers, I rarely use them, instead making do with the shades that are built-in to the Maitreya HUD.

I wish there was a way to insert/add new appliers into the HUD.  Sigh.  A girl can dream, right? 😀

The shoes are a MP find from KC Couture and were the perfect touch for this outfit.

LOTD #173 – Lilacs and Talcum

LOTD 173

She looked around, the sense of nostalgia almost overwhelming.

She’d spent many a happy hour here as a child.

Running her fingers lightly across the sideboard, she picked up the blanket.

It still smelled of lilacs and talcum, like her grandmother.

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Details:

Hair: Exile – Quiet Waters (@Collabor88)  (1501)

Skin: WoW Skins – Sara – DarkTan

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands/Feet/Body: Maitreya – Lara

Dress:  Dead Dollz – Isabeau – Sand (@Shiny Shabby)  (14014)

Eyes:  IKON – Utopia Eyes – Pale Cerulean

Ring: Maxi Gossamer – Roho Ring (@Mix)  (1381)

Shoes: Essenz – Cincinnati – Cream (2090)

Pose:  Chisa Creations

Decor Items:

Funky Junk – Little Writing Shed

Grimes Central Design – Mesh Old Tailor’s Dummy

Dust Bunny – Vintage Space Heater – Coal, Tea Pot, Toaster, Porcelain Deer – Coal

Park Place – Old Fashioned Telephone

Second Spaces – 4 Across Set

8f8 – Granny’s Winter Cottage – Desk & Chest, Milk Bottles

Dust Bunny & Windsong – Paper Butterflies

Magic Moon – Mahogany Hat Rack

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I’ve decided I need to go yard-sale shopping more often. 😀

I saw a notice on Plurk that someone was having a yard sale, and I couldn’t resist going to pick up a few things.

Reasonably priced, and I justified the ‘no-copy’ items because, though I can’t use them in a performance, I can most certainly use them in a photo!

So many cute vintage things, and this isn’t even all of them!

I like to visit sims for photoshoots, but sometimes I can’t find anything that suits the feel/vibe I want.

In those situations, I build my own scene.

As I was browsing the yard sale, I could see the scene coming together in my head.

And I’m happy to say that it turned out pretty close to what I wanted. 😛

The little writing shed from Funky Junk is a $50L Friday find from a previous week- and a steal!

It’s such a cute little shed, I know I’ll get tons of use out of it.

I had a lot of fun decorating up the inside with various pieces and parts.

When I saw this dress at Shiny Shabby, I just had to have it.

I saw it on early access day, but it wasn’t available for purchase yet.

So I went back and braved the lag – I love the lacy vintage look of it.

The Exile hair is their offering at this round of Collabor88.

I love the length and the sideswept bangs – so pretty!

The ring is another gem from Maxi Gossamer’s Look Book for Mix this month.

There’s so much stuff in there, I’m still opening boxes. 😀

And I’m still in love with Essenz shoes.

I’ve had these for a while, but they are gorgeous.

I still have some boxes to open, because I went to the 50% off anniversary sale.

It runs through July 26th, so if you haven’t stopped by Essenz yet, you should.

Shoe heaven awaits!

LOTD #151 – Museum Guide

LOTD 151He snapped the pic too early, as usual.

He’d been trying to get the first photo of the new art piece.

Instead, he’d captured the museum guide in the moments before the curtain opened.

He’d promised the pic to his editor.

He was in for it now. 

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Details:

Hair:  Milk – Belladonna

Skin: Eye Candi – Nina – Tone 4

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands/Feet/Body: Maitreya – Lara

Eyes: IKON – Utopia – Pale Cerulean

Dress: Dead Dollz – Noir – Pink

Shoes: Zenith – Summer Platform – Nude (@FaMESHed)

Pose: Aerial Poses (modded)

Curtains: Lok’s – Color Change Mesh Curtains

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I found these adorable shoes at the current round of FaMESHed.

Perfect for summer. 🙂

The dress is a find from the Black Fair, and totally my style.

I love the silhouette and the little cut-out at the neckline.

The hair was a steal for $50L at a Milk rebranding sale.

I picked up a few different styles – I love a bargain!

The curtains were also on sale at Lok’s – color change and mesh.