Pure Theater – LOTD #228

LOTD 228
She shifted, the harp

digging into her shoulder.

What was the hold up?

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Details:

Hair: No Match – No Limit – Reds

Skin: Laqroki – Martina – Mocha

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph Eyes – Electric

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Dress: Petite Mort – Lucretia Dress – Nude (@Tres Chic)

Hands: Slink – Elegant

Harp/Pose: Muse! – Harp – White (@Garden Gacha)

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I’m a sucker for soft hair styles, and when I saw this hair from No Match, I had to have it.

I got at the Boho Culture Fair (which ended on November 2, sorry).

When I saw this dress at Tres Chic, I fell in love with it.

It’s classic, vintage, and the epitome of elegance and romance.

Tres Chic ended yesterday (sorry again), but you can try the mainstore or MP to see if you can find it.

I love it, and I know it will be a staple in my wardrobe.

In my recent shopping forays, I made a visit to the Gacha Garden event.

I know, I know, I’ve sworn off of gachas.

I still play them occasionally, but only if it’s items like shoes or hair, and I like all the colors.

(Because I can never have enough shoes!)

However, while I was there, I stumbled across the harp gacha from Muse.

I’d been looking for a harp, and this seemed like serendipity.

One pull, and I got the white.

Score!

White goes with everything. 😀

So I slipped into my gorgeous dress, fixed my adorable hair, and hopped on the harp, which comes with 6 built-in poses.

Two of them are playing the harp, but I loved the dramatic flair of this one.

I also had fun playing around with this photo in Photoshop.

I love adding textures and I’ve recently discovered the ‘blend if’ technique, so I’ve been experimenting with it as well.

A vignette layer was added at the end – I love how it gives the edges of the photo a dark blue tinge.

LOTD #200 – Milestone

LOTD 200
Vintage and retro

Two of my favorite things

Aren’t they one of yours?

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Details:

Hair: Argrace – Nao -Auburn

Skin: Lumae –  Niska 4 – Peach (@Wash Cart Sale)

Head: Lelutka – Lotte

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph Eyes – Electric

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya – Lara

Dress: Petite Mort – Rose Lyla Dress (@Wash Cart Sale)

Bracelet/Earrings:  League – Pearls and Lace Set

Shoes:  Reign – Midnight Heels – White

Pose: Elephante

Location: Tihuta

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Today has been a crazy day.

I’ve had so many interruptions and distractions while trying to get this post done, it’s not even funny.

Even though it’s been crazy, it’s been good.

I got to help out someone who needed it, I had a couple of new opportunities cross my path, and I’m still having fun. 😀

I’m a big fan of the Cart Sale by Fab Free, and I love that I’m able to find quality items for low prices.

This is another skin from Lumae – I’m in love with how easy it is to change skins.

They are so well done that I don’t even have to fuss with the neck seam in my photos!

The cute vintage dress is another find from the Cart Sale.

I love all the little details – the appliqué on the front, the lace on the sleeves, and the adorable bow at the waist.

The outfit was screaming for some vintage hair, and this cute pixie cut from Argrace was just the ticket.

Add some pearls from League, some adorable bow heels from Reign, and I’m ready for a night out on the town!

It’s hard to believe I’ve been doing these LOTD posts for 200 days now.

I’ve missed a few days here and there, but I’m proud of myself for doing it.

I’ve learned so much – both about blogging and photography.

Now, I’m off to finish my crazy day, and all the things still left on my to-do list!

LOTD Changes and #162 – Jane Eyre

quandary
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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 #154 – That’s Amore

LOTD 154She rode the pizza cart slowly through the streets.

Her feet hurt already and she still had 3 miles to go.

She smiled brightly at everyone who passed, but no one stopped.

Tired and thirsty, she paused for a moment.

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Details:

Hair:  Truth – Damaris Gingers/Green Hibi (@The Arcade)

Skin: Eye Candi – Nina – Tone 4

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands: Slink – Elegant

Feet: Slink – Flat

Eyes: IKON – Utopia – Pale Cerulean

Outfit: Petite Mort – Mexican Tube Top & Hobo Shorts (@Heat Wave Sale)

Cart: Theosophy – Bicycle Cart – Pizza (@The Arcade)

Location: Staten Island

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I finally made it into the Arcade – mostly because I wanted this hair!

The carts from theosophy were so cute, I just had to get one.

And I had picked up this adorable outfit from Petite Mort for only $10L at the Heat Wave Sale.

I can almost smell the pizza!