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

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

Fresh Air – LOTD #246

LOTD 246

She’d stepped out for air.

The ballroom was too stuffy.

She was smothering.

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Anachron has been a favorite store of mine for quite a while – there’s always something new and unexpected.

When I saw this Empire Dress at Genre, I couldn’t resist. Gorgeous colors and such a flattering silhouette.

I paired it with a fabulous updo from Vanity Hair, and added some fantastic jewelry pieces from It!

I knew I wanted a formal, gorgeous, fabulous, and elegant location for the shoot, so of course I headed straight for Angel Manor.

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Details:

Hair: Vanity – Fall Ball

Skin: Eye Candi – Nina – Tone 4

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph – Electric

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands: Slink – Elegant

Dress: Anachron – Empire Dress – Rose (@Genre)

Jewelry: It! – Arabesque Set 7

Pose: Tuty’s – Iconic Girl

Location: Angel Manor

In the Cold – LOTD #245

LOTD 245
Her feet were freezing.

She had lost her shoes somewhere.

It was getting cold.

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I’m taking advantage of some free time to do more sorting and boxing.  Imagine finding this gorgeous dress just languishing in your inventory!

From Les Encantades and out now at Genre, this beautiful ‘Louise’ dress comes in a variety of colors.  I couldn’t resist the blue. 😀

I wanted to take the picture with a background rather than green screen, and I wanted a lovely wintery look, so of course I headed over to Frisland.

A few pieces of jewelry, a nice elegant updo, and I was all set.  I think this is one of the few photos I’ve taken where I am without shoes.  *Gasp!*

If you like the look of the dress, hurry on over to Genre.  The theme this round is ‘Regency’ and all the items are $100L or less.  What a steal!

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Details:

Hair: A&A – Cordelia – Onyx

Skin: Eye Candi – Nina – Tone 4

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph – Electric

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands/Feet: Slink – Elegant, Mid

Dress: Les Encantades – Louise – Azur

Earrings/Necklace:  Bliensen & MaiTai – Coco – Gold

Pose: Verocity – 7 Sins

Location: Frisland

Regency Regal – LOTD #244

LOTD 244
She looked down at him,

disdain oozing from her pores.

He was beneath her.

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I’m so behind in all my sorting that I just found a folder of goodies I picked up at Genre this month.

The theme is ‘Regency’ and there are some great pieces, especially if you like Victoriana.

I don’t usually go for purple, but when I saw some of the items, I couldn’t resist.

This amazing gown is from Goth1c0.  The Antionette gown comes in a variety of colors and sizes, including a fitted version.

I paired it with these fabulous shoes from Avatar Bizarre.  They come with a color change HUD, so you can make them match any of the other fantastic items you might grab at Genre. 😀

The headpiece (the wispy white bits) is a gift from The Stringer Mausoleum at Genre.  I thought it went well with the hair from Exile.

The jewelry set is an Advent gift from Chop Zuey and it finishes off the outfit quite nicely.

I’m still digging and sorting and opening, so more LOTD’s will be headed your way.  😛

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Details:

Hair: Exile – Full of Grace

Skin: Eye Candi – Nina – Tone 4

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph – Electric

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands/Feet: Slink – Elegant/Mid

Dress: Goth1c0 – Antoinette Gown – Purple (@Genre)

Headpiece: The Stringer Masoleum – Sparkleworks Head Accessory (@Genre)

Shoes: Avatar Bizarre – Lady Rose Slippers (@Genre)

Jewelry: Chop Zuey – Snow Dance Demi Parure Set (earrings/necklace) (Advent gift)

Pose: Nantra – Social Climber

Winter White – LOTD #243

LOTD 243
She stopped suddenly.

What was the noise she had heard?

The door creaked open.

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More photos and Advent goodies to share. 😀

This fabulous dress and cardigan are gifts from the Purple Moon Advent calendar.  I love the soft, feminine look of both pieces.  The dress is sleeveless, so I paired it with the cardigan for a more wintery look.

The jewelry is an Advent gift from Chop Zuey.  The Violet Flame of Purity set comes with earrings, a necklace, and a bracelet.  It also includes a color change HUD, so you can make the set match any outfit.

It’s Christmas, so I hope you are having a good time with family and friends.  I’ll be spending a few days relaxing, then it’s time to get ready for all the New Year’s Eve festivities. 😀

Merry Christmas!

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Details:

Hair: Exile – Full of Grace

Skin: Glam Affair – India

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph – Electric

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands/Feet/Body: Maitreya – Lara

Head: Lelutka – Lotte

Dress: Purple Moon – Masami Dress – White

Cardigan:  Purple Moon – Masami Cardigan – White

Earrings/Bracelet:  Chop Zuey – Violet Flame of Purity set

Pose: Elephante Poses – Alana

Holiday Sparkle – LOTD #241

LOTD 241
The lights were twinkling

almost as much as her eyes.

It was wonderful.

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It’s been a little while since I did a LOTD pic.  I was starting to go into withdrawal!

I’ve been busy wrapping presents, sending cards, and shopping, shopping, shopping. 😀

I even managed to find time to do some of those things in SL. 😛

There are still Advent gifts to pick up and open, so don’t miss out.  Make sure you stop by Abranimations and Purple Moon (two of my favorite stores), who both have fantastic Advent gifts for their group members.

And perhaps one of the most popular Advent calendars, the KittyCats Advent Calendar.  No group required, just stop by and grab your fabulous gift.

I’m showing one of the gifts from it here – the earrings are from LaPointe & Bastchild.  The dress is an Advent gift from somewhere, but I can’t seem to locate the creator or where I got it. 😦

I love the fun holiday print of the dress, and the earrings come with a HUD that lets you change the metals, the stone color, and the design on the bead.  Very versatile!

One of my favorite buys this holiday season is this amazing hair from Magika.  It comes in two versions, with or without the sparkling lights.  (Note: The colored sparkles are part of my post-processing; the hair only has white lights in it.)  It’s such a fun look and so great for your holiday parties!

The next few days are going to be busy with family and friends, so let me take this opportunity to wish you and yours happiness and health, now and in the new year.

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Details:

Hair: Magika – Sparkle w/lights

Skin: Glam Affair – India

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph – Electric

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands/Feet/Body: Maitreya – Lara

Dress: ? – Ida Dress (@KittyCats Advent Calendar)

Earrings:  LaPointe & Bastchild – Swear ‘Frost’ Earrings

Pose: Kirin Poses – Himawari

Naughty List – LOTD #242

LOTD 242
She gasped in horror.

It couldn’t be true, could it?

Now what would she do?

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I must admit, I’m having a ton of fun playing around in Photoshop and with the expressions on my Lelutka head.

I’ve been practicing taking photos with a green screen and then adding in various effects.  So much fun!  It’s like playing instead of working. 😛

I’m still busily sorting all the pieces and parts I’ve picked up over the last few months.  This pic has more Advent goodies – the top and the pants are both from Purple Moon’s Advent calendar.

The hair is from Truth and is currently still available (for a few more days) at this round of We ❤ Role Play.  I braved the crowds and the lag to get in just to get this hair!!

The shoes are from N-core, one of my favorite shoe stores, and are just fabulous.  Did I mention I love shoes?!

I’m hoping you’re done with all your shopping and wrapping, so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the holiday season.

That’s what I’ll be doing for the next few days. 😀

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Details:

Hair: Truth – Solace (@We ❤ Role Play)

Skin: Glam Affair – India

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph – Electric

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands/Feet/Body: Maitreya – Lara

Head: Lelutka – Lotte

Top: Purple Moon – Joy Top – Red (Advent gift #13)

Pants:  Purple Moon – Xmas Leggings (Advent gift #23)

Shoes: N-core – Enchained

Pose: Nantra – It’s My Party

Comfy and Cozy – LOTD #240

LOTD 240 - Comfy and Cozy
She sat back and sighed.

The fire crackled warmly; she

looked around and smiled.

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The Winter Showcase, an event to benefit Team Diabetes of SL, ends today.  Before it does, you should run right over and pick up some of these fabulous items.

Everything you see (except for me) are items you can find from Kaerri’s.  I love how well everything flows together and all the festive little touches.

I think this is my favorite Christmas pic I’ve done so far. 😀

Really – do yourself a favor, head over and pick up some of these fantastic pieces before the Winter Showcase disappears.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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Details:

Hair: Truth – Vixen

Skin: Glam Affair – India

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph – Electric

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands/Feet/Body: Maitreya – Lara

Dress: Stella Jane – Velvet Halter Dress – Cinnamon Sparkle

Jewelry: Chop Zuey – Amour Delicata – Gold

Decor:

All items from Kaerri’s: 

2015 Red/Star Xmas Tree

2015 Xmas Curtain White

2015 Xmas Vase Trio

Boo Fireplace

Boo Xmas Chair

Empty Xmas Stocking

Filled Xmas Stocking

Mantle Decor

Snowflake Picture

Trio of Cone Trees Decor

Twig Tree

Vase of Baubles Red/Silver

White Poinsettia Wreath

Xmas 2015 Couch

Xmas 2015 Floor Lamp

Xmas 2015 Rug

Round Retro Side Table

Cold Silence – LOTD #239

LOTD 239
Sparks leapt from the fire.

He was lost deep in thought; she

did not disturb him.

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The Winter Showcase, an event to benefit Team Diabetes of SL, is nearing its end. Don’t miss your chance to pick up some amazing items.

Some of the wonderful things you can find include this fantastic holiday chair and fire table from Park Place Home Decor. I’ve been a fan of their items for quite a while, and this set is fabulous, as usual.

The chair includes both male and female poses.  The fire pit has a menu so you can control the fire, the sounds, and the particle effects.

In addition to these great items, you can also find the jewelry I am wearing, the Clouds of Athena set from Chop Zuey.

It’s a little hard to see all the detail, so I’m including a close-up picture.
LOTD 239 CUThe set is just gorgeous and comes with the bracelets, earrings, and necklace.

The dress is also something you can find at the Winter Showcase, a great mesh dress from Spyralle.

The Winter Showcase ends on December 14th, so hurry on down and start exploring. 😀

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Details:

Hair: Analog Dog – Sardine – Light Browns

Skin: Eye Candi – Nina – Tone 4

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph – Electric

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands: Slink – Elegant

Dress: Spyralle – Koloa – Black (@Winter Showcase)

Jewelry:  Chop Zuey – Clouds of Athena Blu (@Winter Showcase)

Pose:  Tuty’s

Decor:

Chair, Fire pit:  Park Place Home Decor:  Holiday Deck Chair and Fire Table