Sultry – LOTD #268

LOTD 268 Censored

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I don’t normally like censorship, but I do try to avoid any NSFW posts.  However, I’ve been having so much fun taking pics with the goodies I picked up at the Vintage Fair, that I kinda forgot. 😛

So, out comes the trusty ‘censored’ bar – I wouldn’t want any of the faint-hearted to keel over while reading my blog!

I do have an uncensored version on my Flickr stream, so if you want to mosey over there and have a gander, feel free. 😀

(If the link doesn’t work, please let me know – Flickr has changed their rules and I’m still trying to figure out what works and what doesn’t when it comes to posting pictures from there to here!)

I’ve been shopping like a fiend for the last week or so – so many new events open that I hadn’t been to yet – FaMESHed, Collabor88, We ❤ Roleplay, and (thanks to one of my fabulous blogging groups), I was lucky enough to snag an early access pass into the Vintage Fair!

I love being able to wander around before an event is open – it’s not crowded or laggy, and I can actually walk around, instead of cam-shopping.

I was especially excited to see what was at the Vintage Fair, and I wasn’t disappointed.  There are some fabulous items – accessories, hair, skin, clothes, decor – anything and everything.

The outfit you see is from Avenge at the Vintage Fair.  I’d never heard of Avenge before, but they are definitely going to be added to my go-to shopping list.  I took another picture in an outfit I picked up from there (click here to see it) and I know I will get lots of use out of both.

The fabulous hair is from EMO-tions, out now at the We ❤ Roleplay event.  I love the soft curls.  The necklace is a treasured piece from deviousMind – the LaSombre necklace.

I’ve also been playing around with some free filters and actions I got for Photoshop – so much fun!

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Details:

Hair:  EMO-tions – Jaily – Brunette (@ We ❤ Roleplay)

Skin:  Glam Affair – Margo – India

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph – Electric

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modified)

Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya – Lara

Head: Lelutka – Simone

Outfit:  Avenge – Soft Bondage (@ The Vintage Fair)

Necklace: !deviousMind – LaSombra – Onyx/Gold

Earrings: Indyra – Briolette – Noir

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Seething – LOTD #267

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Ok, so it’s been another while since I did a LOTD post.  I’m trying to get back into the swing of things and I put together a picture.  I uploaded it to Flickr, and then tried to embed it into my blog, as I have done since I got Flickr.

I usually make my LOTD photos private, that way they don’t show up on my Flickr feed until after the blog post has published.  Except now it doesn’t work that way.  -.-

Flickr has changed the rules without any notice once again.  Now in order to embed a photo I have to make it public.  Which is what I was doing, but AFTER my blog post published.  There are those of us who like to work ahead, and have our posts scheduled, rather than hitting ‘publish’ as soon as we are done.  There is something called a ‘guest pass’ that is supposed to let you have an embed code for a private photo, but I couldn’t get it to work correctly (or at least, it may work as Flickr intended, but it doesn’t work as I need it to).

So now, I have two choices – I can make my photos public in order to obtain the embed code so I can add them to my blog post, or I can find an alternative to Flickr. Well, three choices, I suppose – one other being that I could go back to just uploading my pics directly to WordPress.

I originally began adding the photos to Flickr and then embedding them in order to save space on my free WordPress account – you only get 3GB of storage with WordPress, which goes pretty quick when you are taking hi-res photos with large file sizes.

After scanning my way through the mind-numbing Flickr forum, it appears the change was triggered because the embed code they provided violated their own TOS.  (I’m still not clear on why.)

I’ll have to do a few more photos and see what option I think is the best for me.  I can upgrade my WP account to get more space – perhaps once I get closer to the limit, it might be worth it.  We shall see.

In the meantime, my photo turned out to be pretty prophetic – I was seething myself by the time I figured all of this out!!  Instead of 15-20 minutes, I spent several hours reading and searching.  Gah!

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Details:

Hair:  EMO-tions – Fenia – Blonde (previously at We ❤ Roleplay)

Skin:  Glam Affair – Margo – India

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph – Electric

Eye Makeup: White Widow – Belle – Red

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modified)

Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya – Lara

Outfit:  Belle Epoque – Sabah – Red  (previously at We ❤ Roleplay)

Pose: oOo Studio – boo!ty pose (modified)

Waves – LOTD #266

LOTD 266

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It’s been a while since I did a LOTD post – which is too bad, because I’ve collected so many fantastic things since my last one!

I’m still having a lot of fun playing around with lighting and projectors in-world.  I needed a new profile pic as well, so I set to work.

The wallflowers are by ChiC Buildings and are available in three different versions at On9.  The dark version is pictured here.

The hair is the latest from Truth – the Fenella hair currently available at Uber.  It comes with or without the hat – this is the hatless version, obviously. 😛

I’m in love with this necklace from Bauhaus Movement, which I picked up at Shiny Shabby.  You can’t see the colors in this photo, but they are fabulous!

From Glitzz (quickly becoming one of my favorite stores), I added the Ophelia headband.  A versatile piece and one that will be a costuming staple, I’m sure.

Also from Glitzz is the lingerie – Becky in black.  It comes with various appliers (I always appreciate when there is a Maitreya applier so I don’t have to go hunting for my Omega relay!).

Last but not least, one of my favorite shoes from Friday – the Kendall platforms in coal.  I love the way the ribbons look on the legs.

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Details:

Hair:  Truth – Fenella (@Uber)

Skin:  Glam Affair – Margo – India

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph – Electric

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modified)

Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya – Lara

Lingerie: Glitzz – Becky – Black

Necklace: Bauhaus Movement – Dee (@Shiny Shabby)

Headband: Glitzz – Ophelia – Black

Shoes: fri.day – Kendall – Coal

Pose: Aerial Poses – Dance (modified)

Decor:  Wallflowers (Dark) by ChiC Buildings (@On9)

Goodness and Light – LOTD #260

LOTD 260

Arms outstretched, she watched, a small smile playing about her lips.

Oh, sure, she looked like an angel.  I knew different.

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I had some extra time today, so I have been going through all my goodies and trying to get organized.

A never-ending process, to be sure, given my shopping addiction. 😛

So many things I love about this picture, not the least of which is the gorgeous skin from Glam Affair.

With Skin Fair set to open in a week (on March 11th), I am excited to see what newness awaits.  Since I have become a mesh head collector, I am curious to see what appliers I will see/find that work with my mesh heads.

I had been wearing the same skin for years (literally) and found a new one I liked at last year’s Skin Fair.  This year, with more heads and options, I can’t wait to see all the gorgeousness. 🙂

The dress is from Sakide – a new-to-me designer, but I love the flowy feel of this dress.  It comes with a texture HUD, so there are lots of color options.

When I saw these foot wraps from Friday, I had to pick them up – I have the previous set she released, and I use them all the time.  I’m sure I will use these just as often!

The jewelry is from Real Evil Industries, who is quickly becoming one of my favorite jewelry designers.  I just picked up a set of rings over at the Whore Couture Fair that I was drooling over.

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Details:

Hair: Truth – Randa

Skin: Glam Affair – India

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph – Electric

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modified)

Hands/Feet/Body: Maitreya – Lara

Earrings/Necklace: Real Evil Industries – LUX Innamorata Set

Dress/Belt: Sakide – Lidae Dress

Shoes: Friday – Reverie Wraps – Antique

Pose: Prose Poses – Tiffany

Say My Name – LOTD #259

LOTD 259

Standing in the shadows, she hid her face.  “What’s your name?” he asked.

She lowered her arms slowly. “Whatever you want it to be,” she answered.

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Not gonna lie, I’m totally stoked about this picture.  😀

I love playing with lights and shadows and I am so pleased with this way this one came out.

I really did no editing to it, other than cropping and adding my signature.  All done in-world with a projector and windlight.

Yesterday I finally made it into the Whore Couture Fair (thank goodness for Seraphim, so I can make my shopping list, and get in/get out of laggy events!) and picked up this fabulous outfit from Abrasive.

It comes with system layers and all manner of appliers.  The body stocking is separate from the top/bottom, so there are lots of options for wearing.  I also found these fantastic heels from Essenz at the Whore Couture Fair.

Essenz is one of my favorite shoe designers, and when I saw these, I had to have them. I know I will get lot of use out of them.

Exposeur still has their sale going on, and one of the items you can get is this amazing prop, called ‘Girl at the Window.’

I ended up using a pose that isn’t part of the prop, but it still looks amazing. Right now, all the props at Exposeur are $100L or less, so run over and grab some of this fantastic stuff!

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Details:

Hair: Hazard – Black

Skin: Glam Affair –  India

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph – Electric

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modified)

Hands/Feet/Body: Maitreya – Lara

Choker: Luminesse – Twilight Taji Choker – Black

Outfit: Abrasive – Midnight Exposure (body stocking, top, bottom), Vinyl Ruffle Waist Belt (sold separately) (@Whore Couture Fair)

Shoes: Essenz – Cape Verde – Black (@Whore Couture Fair)

Prop: Exposeur – Girl at the Window

Pose: oOo – booty

Decisions, Decisions – LOTD #257

LOTD 257

She always had such a hard time making up her mind. “What should we have for breakfast, Bruiser? Hmmm?”

The puppy whined in response and she nodded her head.  “Bagels it is!”

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This LOTD is brought to you courtesy of the generous designers of Shiny Shabby (mostly). 😀

I went to Shiny Shabby to try my hand at the Glam Affair applier gacha.  I know, I know, I am supposed to be on a gacha moratorium.  But the applier was so gorgeous!

It’s an anniversary round for Shiny Shabby, so most of the designers have put out free gifts.

They include this cute hairstyle from DeLa, a new-to-me hair store, but one that I will be visiting soon. 😛

This fantastic rose skirt is from Agapee and when I opened the box from Friday, I was in love.  I don’t usually wear socks or flats, but these were just too gosh-darn adorable! Plus, they matched the skirt perfectly.

A quick search in my inventory and I found this cute top from Purple Moon, one of the gifts in their recent Cherries on Top hunt.

A much more casual look than I usually sport, but I’m diggin’ it. 😀

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Details:

Hair: DeLa – Lila (@Shiny Shabby – free gift)

Skin: Glam Affair – India

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph – Electric

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modified)

Hands/Feet/Body: Maitreya – Lara

Top: Purple Moon – Love Top – Cream

Skirt: Agapee – Bess Skirt – Rose (@Shiny Shabby – free gift)

Shoes/Socks: Friday – Sarah Janes – Rose (@Shiny Shabby – free gift)

Pose/Pup: Nantra

Location: Warm Springs

 

Winter Lights – LOTD #256

LOTD 256

She paced back and forth slowly, wincing slightly as the new heels pinched her feet.

It was getting colder, and this coat wasn’t as warm as it looked.

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I think I have a shopping addiction. 🙂

I have so many items that I pick up here and there and then promptly forget all about them.

It is fun to sit down for an unboxing session and discover gems I don’t remember purchasing. 😛

Like this fabulous dress/coat from Ana Markova.  No idea what event I bought it at, but it’s gorgeous!

Shiny Shabby is currently an anniversary round, so there are tons of free gifts you can snag.

I grabbed this fabulous necklace set from Meva and this terrific hairstyle from Elikatira.

I keep an eye out for the FLF sales, and when Glamistry was on the list, I ran right over.  I love their shoes, and they were offering the fatpack for only $50L!

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Details:

Hair: Elikatira – Kiki  (@Shiny Shabby – free gift)

Skin: Glam Affair – India

Eyes:  Amacci – Zenith (@Shiny Shabby – free gift)

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modified)

Hands/Feet/Body: Maitreya – Lara

Rings: sYs – Ring (@Shiny Shabby – free gift)

Necklace: Meva – Long/Short Stone Necklace (@Shiny Shabby – free gift)

Coat: Ana Markova – Ingrid – Lipstick

Shoes: Glamistry – Amaryllis

Pose: Verocity – 7 Sins

Location: Furillen

Joy – LOTD #252

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The sunlight was absolutely glorious, and she paused, letting the warmth of the sun kiss her skin.

She giggled girlishly and spun in a quick circle; her spirits lifted.

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This LOTD is brought to you by my love of this outfit.

When I saw the ad from Caverna Obscura, I was instantly in love with it.  It was a gacha, but if the outfit is cute, I don’t mind playing a gacha, since the whole copy/mod issue isn’t relevant for clothing.

And thus started my descent into the black hole of gacha.  😦

I played the machine a handful of times and got most of the pieces I wanted, the white/silver ones. I got a couple of rares in the gold, so I sold them off.

This outfit had so many pieces that I never managed to get all of them. I used the L$ from the sales of my extras to go back and keep playing.

But the rare white top eluded me.  No matter how many times I tried, I never won it.  After 3 trips to the event to play additional times, I finally gave up.

I spent enough L$ to have just purchased the outfit outright several times over. 😦

After the event was over, I was hoping the machine would appear in the store, but it didn’t.

So, to Marketplace I went, and I found exactly one person selling the piece I needed.  I bit the bullet and bought it, because at this point, after spending the GDP of a small country, I couldn’t stomach the thought of not having a complete outfit.

I do love the outfit.  It has, however, cured my gacha fever.

For a while, anyway. 😀

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Details:

Hair: Truth – Delphine

Skin: Glam Affair – India

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph – Electric

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modified)

Hands/Feet/Body: Maitreya – Lara

Head: Lelutka – Lotte

Outfit: Caverna Obscura – Angelynn (includes Anklets, Belly Chain, Skirt, Sleeves, Top, and Veil) – Silver

Pose: Nantra – Bleed ‘Em & Weep

Location: Alurel

Going in Circles – LOTD #251

LOTD 251

She paused, sure she had misheard him.  Why did he ask her to wear a formal gown if they were going to be traipsing through a decaying concrete building?

It didn’t make any sense.

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It’s been a while since I did a LOTD post.  I’ve been so busy taking classes and learning new things, I haven’t had much time to actually sit down and try out some of my newfound skills. 😛

When I saw that Purple Moon had a new group gift out, I headed right over.  I love their designs and this gown was no exception.

It comes with a bolero, not shown here.  I wanted to showcase this gorgeous pearl necklace from Maxi Gossamer, which I picked up at this month’s FaMESHed.

The pearls have a HUD – change the pearls to white or black, change the metal to silver or gold.  It also comes with matching earrings.

The shoes are from Friday, in a perfect shade of pink.  The hair is from a Doe gacha. (I know, I know, but it’s hair!)

The makeup is from Slack Girl – the eyeshadow I’ve had for a while, but I just picked up this new pack of lipsticks from the Bombshell event.

Now that I’ve gotten my Photoshop fix, it’s back to work!

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Details:

Hair: Doe – Ondira – Pastel 2

Skin: Glam Affair – India

Eyes:  IKON – Electric

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modified)

Hands/Feet/Body: Maitreya – Lara

Head: Lelutka – Lotte

Eyeshadow: Slack Girl – Basic Need Eyeshadow

Lipstick: Slack Girl – Anylove Lips (@Bombshell)

Dress:  Purple Moon – Queen Gown – Pink (Group Gift)

Earrings/Necklace: Maxi Gossamer – Constantina (@ FaMESHed)

Shoes: Friday – Cora Heels – Candy

Pose: Nantra – Social Climber

Be Still – LOTD #248

LOTD 248
As he fiddled with the lights, he heard her slight sigh.
She’d been holding the pose for almost an hour now.
He supposed he should start painting.

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Taking pictures and playing around in Photoshop are a couple of my favorite things to do. 🙂

I haven’t done much shopping lately (terrible, I know!) but I did manage to make it over to Uber to pick up this fantastic pearl bikini from United Colors.

I fell in love with it when I saw the ad, as did many people, judging from the number of times I’ve seen it on Flickr. 😛

I wanted to play around with in-world projectors and lighting (using some more of those skills from tutorials) and I thought this would be the perfect outfit for it.

After seeing the new Simone head from Lelutka, I picked it up as well.  I love the cheekbones on it, and the expressions are bit different from my other Lelutka head.

I really didn’t do much to this photo other than crop and add a slight blur around the edges. Not my usual style of photo at all, but I think it turned out pretty well. 😀

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Details:

Hair: Lelutka – Sheena – Red

Skin: Glam Affair – India

Eyes:  Gaeline – After Storm – Gold

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands/Feet/Body: Maitreya – Lara

Head: Lelutka – Simone

Bikini:  United Colors – Perl Bikini – Nude (@Uber)

Earring: Meva – Pearls – Cream

Rings:  Izzie’s – Celestial Midi Rings – Silver

Pose: Nantra – It’s My Party