LOTD #190 – Moonlit Summer

LOTD 190

She leaned against the column, inhaling the sweet scent of jasmine.

The stones were surprisingly warm under her feet.

She silently watched the fireflies in the bright moonlight.

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Details:

Hair: Exile – Full of Grace

Skin: Glam Affair – India

Head: Lelutka – Lotte

Eyes:  IKON – Utopia Eyes – Pale Cerulean

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya – Lara

Dress: Fine Rain – Kim – Summer Outfit – Black

Necklace/Earrings: Exquisite Jewelry – Rachel – Silver

Castle Prop: DRD – Studio Set – Castle (@Erotigacha)

Stars: Keke – Star Glitter (@Collabor88)

Pose: Nantra – Beach Illustrated

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For the past several months, I’ve been running myself ragged to different events, trying to get ‘new’ items to show off.

It’s been fun, but exhausting, and time-consuming, and expensive.

So I’ve changed things up a bit.

There are some ‘new’ things in this photo, but most of it is old, much loved stuff. 🙂

Of course, my Maitreya Lara body and my Lelutka mesh head.

Someone in a blogger group mentioned Erotigacha (which I would normally have skipped, because – gacha), and it piqued my interest.

DRD has an amazing set of photo props and they are worth every L$.

How kick-ass is this castle prop?!

You can’t see the whole thing in the photo, but it’s quite large.

I really wanted one of the Roman ruin props, but after getting a duplicate of the castle, I quit playing.

(If you would like to have the duplicate castle, just IM me in-world and say the magic word.)

I did, however, manage to score the rare studio lot building prop, so yay!

Once I rezzed the castle, I knew I wanted to do some kind of moonlight shot.

It needed a little something, so I added the star glitter from Keke that I picked up at Collabor88.

I saw this dress from Fine Rain on the sale list for Secret Wednesday and I fell in love with it.

I love the flowy maxi skirt and the subtle flowery print.

The loose knit of the top and jacket just look so soft and comfortable, exactly like what I would wear on cool moonlit summer night.

I paired all that with this gorgeous updo from Exile.

I even remembered to try out some of my fancy Photoshop filters and actions I’ve been collecting!

My weekend is already filled to the brim with tasks, so while I am a busy bee, kick your feet up and enjoy some well-earned weekend relaxation.

Happy Friday!

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 Changes and #162 – Jane Eyre

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I’ve been in a bit of quandary for the last several weeks regarding the LOTD posts.

When I started them, my original intention was to:

  1. document my seemingly endless inventory of costumes and clothing
  2. work on my photography skills
  3. work on my Photoshop skills

 

Since I started the LOTD posts, I’ve taken classes in both photography and Photoshop, so I hope I’m improving!

I have completed (mostly) my inventory sorting and so I have also begun using the LOTD posts to show off goodies I pick up at current events.

With those posts, I try not to edit the photos too heavily, because I want the items to appear as they do in-world.

So I’ve been playing a sort of balancing game, trying to balance my desire to show some items ‘as is’ and to also get to play around with all the fun tools in Photoshop. 😀

My lovely husband even bought me a drawing tablet in the hopes that I could improve my editing further.

I’m still learning to use it – thank goodness I have an artistic daughter who knows how!

Around LOTD #100 or so, I started writing little story snippets to go along with the photos.

Because I’m easily bored, I am feeling the need to change things up with the LOTD posts yet again.

So instead of short little stories I write, some of the posts will be based on the writing of others.

Perhaps I’m also feeling a need to distance myself from the posts because my new mesh head doesn’t feel like ‘me’ yet.

In the meantime, I hope you find something to enjoy in the LOTD posts. 😀

Without further ado, LOTD #162:

LOTD 162

“I care for myself.  The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself. ”

~ Jane Eyre, pg. 239

Jane Eyre has long been one of my favorite books – the epitome of a Romantic novel.

Written by a woman pretending to be a man in order to be taken seriously in a patriarchal society.

How far we have not come. :-/

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Details:

Hair: Exile – Full of Grace (@Collabor88)

Skin: Glam Affair – India

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands/Feet/Body: Maitreya – Lara

Head: Lelutka – Lotte

Eyeshadow: Shaedy – Velvet

Eyes: IKON – Utopia – Pale Cerulean

Dress:  !gO! – Telemina Corset/Skirt – Garden

Parasol: Petite Mort – Horse Parasol

Pose: NanTra – Weather or Not

Location: Timeless Memories

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LOTD #134 – Working Girl

LOTD 134She tried to keep the boredom from showing on her face, but it was hard.

Standing out in the cold night air attracting and directing traffic to the club wasn’t fun, but she had to make a living somehow.

She’d have the sniffles tomorrow for sure.

She mentally crossed her fingers, hoping the cold wouldn’t affect her voice at the audition.

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Details:

Hair:  Exile – Miles to Nowhere (@Collabor88 – current round)

Skin: Eye Candi – Nina – Tone 4

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands: Slink – Elegant

Eyes: Curious Kitties – Animea Eyes – Blue  (@Genre – current round)

Eyelashes: Redgrave – Classy

Lipstick: Blacklace Beauty – Lustrous Kiss – Purple

Lingerie: MAAI – Wabi Lingerie – Purple

Shoes: N-Core – Coquette – Pure Black

Necklace:  Tantalum – Morano Necklace

Rings: Izzie’s – Celestial Midi Rings – Silver

Pose/Dice Prop: W.Winx & Flair – I Feel Lucky

Neon Signs: !deviousMind – Peep Show/Kneel Pinup (RARE)

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