LOTD #279 – Winter Wonder

LOTD 279

Wandering alone, she found a wonder.

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My blogging has been somewhat irregular of late – RL and SL are both keeping me busy.

I’m still plugging along in my Visionaire course, though there are days where I just want to bang my head against the desk.

I’ve been meeting some great new people, though, and finding new things.  One of the students in my class is launching a new SL store, and she graciously shared one of her first creations with us.

The gorgeous book tree you see in the pic is her creation and it will be available at the next round of The Liaison Collaborative when it opens on December 7th. She will have other complementary pieces as well, so make sure you check it out.

As a bibliophile, this is possibly my most favorite SL Christmas tree ever. 😛

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Details:

Hair:  Truth – Emika

Skin:  Genesis Lab – Latte

Eyes: Genesis Lab – Green

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modified)

Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya – Lara

Head: Genesis Lab – Nina

Coat: Anachron – Winter Blossoms Coat – Snowball

Shoes: Rebel Hope – Jennifer Mesh Boot – White

Book Tree/Lights:  Elusive (@TLC on Dec 7th)

Pose: Elephante Poses

Location: Nouvelles Aventures

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Nothing Ventured – LOTD #249

LOTD 249

She paused, something niggling at the back of her mind.

After a few moments, she shrugged, and continued on her way.

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2016 has been a bit of a bear already.

Lots of ups and downs, and lots of changes – projects ending, new projects beginning.

One of my projects has been to get a new pose store going in SL.  I love taking pictures, but I often spend (waste) a lot of time looking for the ‘perfect’ pose.  (I do this when choreographing my dances as well!)

So I decided to make my own. 😛

I don’t have many items yet, but I’m slowly working on it.  I think one of my favorite (though exasperating) parts of this project has been making the vendor ads.

The name of the store is Prose Poses (check out the MP store here).  I don’t have an in-world location yet, but I hope to some time in the future.

If you do check it out, let me know – I’d love to hear your feedback!

For the vendors pics, I’ve been collecting mesh heads and using them in the pics for different looks.  I still have a few to try out, but I am loving the ability to change my appearance completely each time. 😀

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Details:

Hair: *TKW* – Irja

Skin: Genesis Labs – Latte

Eyes:  Genesis Labs – 2.3 Grey

Shape: Genesis Labs – Emily (modified)

Hands/Feet/Body: Maitreya – Lara

Head: Genesis Labs – Emily 2.0 Relaxe

Outfit (Sweater/Leggings): Hilly Haalan – Coco Leggings/Sweater

Earrings: Rebel Hope – Laguna Dangle Flower Earrings

Shoes: BAX – Poppy Booties – Silver

Pose: Prose Poses – Laura

Uncertainty – LOTD #234

LOTD 234
She stood awkwardly.

Biting her lip, she wondered

if he would like this.

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I saw these boots advertised on Facebook and ran right over to pick them up.

From Rebel Hope, they are just fabulous.

I love the garters and the suede material.

As I was opening all my other boxes, I came across this outfit from Suki.

I can’t remember where I picked it up (I think On9), but it’s gorgeous, and it comes with Omega appliers, so it works with my Maitreya body.

The hair is from Exile, makeup from Slack Girl and Izzie’s.

I’m enjoying the expressions Lelutka added to their heads.  It gives me a lot more flexibility when taking photos, which I love. ❤

I’ve also started using the brush I made with my signature, which I am also loving.  So much easier to use than faffing with text in Photoshop!

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Details:

Hair: Exile – The Countess

Skin: Glam Affair – India

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph – Electric

Eyeliner: Slack Girl – Line Me

Lipstick: Izzie’s – Natural Lips Applier

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands/Feet/Body: Maitreya – Lara

Head: Lelutka – Lotte

Outfit: Suki – Heaven Dress

Boots: Rebel Hope – Avila Mesh Boots – Black

Pose:  Label Motion

Dia de los Muertos – LOTD #225

LOTD 225
Her arms moved slowly;

she felt the pressure building.

Then it exploded.

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Details:

Hair: No Match – No Promise

Skin: Laqroki – Martina – Mocha

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph Eyes – Electric

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands/Feet: Slink Elegant, Slink High

Makeup:  Ezura Xue – Dia de los Muertos Face+Neck Tattoo

Costume (includes headpiece, corset, shoulder candles, panties, skirts, chest skeleton): Boudoir – Moria Couture

Earrings: Indyra – Briolette Drop – Noir

Bracelets: Etham – Leather Cuff Bracelets

Garter: Apple May – Witchcraft Leg Garter

Shoes: Rebel Hope – Elvia Mesh Heels – Black

Pose: Abranimations

Decor:

Zombie: Boudoir – Dead Zombie

Headstones:  DDD – Classic Grave Markers

Pentagram: Paper Moon – Devil Trap Decal

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I should start calling these ‘Look of the Week’ posts instead of LOTD posts. -.-

It’s gotten crazy busy for me, but in a good way.

Since today is Halloween, I wanted to get this pic posted, even if it’s almost over. 😛

This is a costume I wore for a performance at the Main Event Show Lounge for our Halloween show.

I love Boudoir, but a lot of their items do not ‘dance’ well.

Luckily for me, this one did, because I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it. 😀

Since this was purely a ‘fun’ pic for me, I have edited it in Photoshop.

I’ve added the green sparkles, as well as some of the spooky green highlights.

I am constantly amazed at the flexibility of Photoshop and how much fun I have playing around with different options and features.

I have several programs that will add effects for me in one-click, but I get much more enjoyment from playing around myself and seeing what cool effects I can make.

It’s been a quiet evening here, not one trick-or-treater at all.

I hope you are all enjoying your Halloween.

Me, I’m ready for fall, Thanksgiving, and turkey. 😛

Dark Lady – LOTD #211

LOTD 211
Shades of black and gray,

She waits and waits to be saved,

Hiding from the dark.

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Details:

Hair: EMO-tions – Anya – Reds  (@On9)  (1986)

Skin: Glam Affair – India

Head: Lelutka – Lotte

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph Eyes – Electric

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya – Lara

Shirt: Purple Moon – Breezy Top – Black  (892)

Pants:  Rebel Hope – Rockstar Jeans – White  (3534)

Necklace: Yummy – Pentagram Pendant – Silver/Gray (@Collabor88)  (1134)

Shoes: Pure Poison – Leila Pumps – Chevron (RARE)  (4132)

Pose: Nantra

Hands:  Cute Poison – Twili Light (@Genre)

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I have so many black items in my inventory.

I try to buy other colors, but black goes with everything!

This LOTD is another one of those things that just fell together.

I was at On9 and found this great hair from EMO-tions.

It’s not my usual style, but that’s why I love it.

After shopping at On9, I got a notice about a new group gift at Pure Poison.

Their group gifts are usually a free pull on a group only gacha machine.

The last two times I have been super lucky and gotten the rare item with my free pull.

This time I got these fabulous Leila heels.

Then I headed over to Genre – their latest round is themed around ‘The Twilight Zone.’

I found these terrific hand lights from Cute Poison there and I instantly knew I wanted to use them in a photo.

Then I started looking around in my inventory to see what else I could pull together.

I found these great white jeans by Rebel Hope and this cute top by Purple Moon.

I added this pentagram necklace from Yummy I picked up earlier at Collabor88.

I had a lot of fun playing around with the hands and the lighting on this one.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Fierce – LOTD #204

LOTD 204
Vulnerable and

alone maybe, but fierce and

ready for a fight.

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Details:

Hair: Truth – Anouk (16512)

Skin: Lumae –  Niska6 – Cinnamon (@Wash Cart Sale)

Head: Lelutka – Lotte

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph Eyes – Electric

Eyeshadow:  Slack Girl – Basic Needs Eyeshadow

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya – Lara

Tattoo: Letis – Inermis

Jeans: Rebel Hope – Rockstar Mesh Jeans – White (@FaMESHed)  (3432)

Necklace: DRD – Anarchy Necklace  (4141)

Shoes:  N-core – Enchained (6392)

Pose: Infiniti

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This month I have made an effort to stay more focused on blogging.

I’ve been having a lot of fun playing around with Photoshop and filters and effects.

I generally try to stay pretty true to in-world looks and lighting on my LOTD posts, but it’s gotten a bit boring.

So, I decided to mix it up a bit and do some more (I hope) dramatic pics.

I am loving this new hair from Truth – it’s short and fun and flirty, a terrific combination.

When I was at FaMESHed, I picked up these amazing rockstar jeans from Rebel Hope.

I paired them with these studded heels from N-core, which I adore.

I wanted something a bit different, so I opted to go shirtless and took the opportunity to show off both this fab tattoo from Letis and this dangerous-looking (but gorgeous) necklace from DRD, which I picked up a while ago at The Fantasy Collective.

After playing around with lighting in-world, I was pretty happy with the photo, but I felt it needed a little something.

So I hopped over to Perfect Effects and added a grungy filter and ta-da!!

I’m also having quite a bit of fun coming up with the haikus that I have been writing to go along with recent posts.

Maybe I’ll gather them up into a collection. 😀

LOTD #179 – Books!

LOTD 179

She danced gleefully among the pages.

“How can you not like books?” she wondered.

All those worlds, right at your fingertips.

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Details:

Hair: Truth – Froukje – Copper  (20508)

Skin: Eye Candi – Nina – Tone 4

Eyes:  IKON – Utopia Eyes – Pale Cerulean

Eyelashes: Izzie’s – Mesh Alpha Lashes  (@Mix)

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands/Feet: Slink

Dress:  Sage – Candace Dress – Peach (@Designer Showcase)  (1602)

Necklace:  Maxi Gossamer – Summertime Easy Living   (57057)

Earrings: Rebel Hope – Laguna Dangle Flower Earrings  (13752)

Bracelets: Plastik – Aerin Cuff – White Chrome  (1214)

Shoes:  G&D – Sabot – Calamity   (4988)

Pose: Exposeur

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For the last several months, I have been participating in a theme challenge at Scribbler’s Cove.

I make some weeks, I miss some.

I like challenges like this because they generally force me to learn or try something new.

Next week’s theme is ‘Books.’

I’m a read-a-holic in RL, and I have a huge collection of books.

(Not as huge as I’d like, but short of owning the Library of Congress, nothing would do.)

Apparently I also collect books in SL.

I looked through my inventory for ‘books,’ with an idea for a shoot in my head.

Umm, there’s a LOT of them in there.

More for decor than actual reading, of course, but still – a LOT of books. 😀

Floating books, big books, little books, open books, closed books, torn books, old books, new books – you name it, I’ve probably got it.

That makes me happy. 😛

After rezzing my plethora of books, I put together this look.

My usually organized inventory has become a hot mess lately, so I’m trying to go through and pull things I’ve bought but never worn.

Mixed in with some new purchases, of course.

This adorable braided hair from Truth isn’t new, but is one of my favorite looks.

The earrings and cuffs I’ve had for quite a while, but they are definitely keepers.

The necklace is a recent purchase from Maxi Gossamer for July’s round at Mix.

There was so much stuff in that box, I’m still unpacking it!

The shoes from G&D (one of my favorite shoemakers) are from the last round of 21Shoe.  *sniffs*

I can’t believe that 21Shoe closed.

One of my favorite events, darn it.

The dress from Sage is fitted mesh.

I stopped by Designer Showcase to look at another item, and ended up buying this cute little number instead.

Yay for impulse shopping!

Treat yourself – buy a book and read it, and enjoy your Monday. 😀

LOTD #85

LOTD 85This is a fitted mesh outfit from Rebel Hope I picked up at FaMESHed a while ago.

I love the coat, and the leggings come with a color change HUD.

Details:

Hair:  Truth – Ainsley

Skin: Eye Candi – Nina – Tone 4

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands/Body: Maitreya – Lara

Eyes: IKON – Utopia – Pale Cerulean

Eyelashes: Gaeline – Divina

Coat/Leggings:  Rebel Hope – Michella Coat/Leggings

Shoes: sYs – Divine Ankle Boots – Black

Necklace: Pure Poison – Beatrix

Pose: NanTra

LOTD #19

LOTD 19I am having a lot of fun with the LOTD posts.

I get to see what it is in my wardrobe, and I get to play around in Photoshop.

However, it does get a bit frustrating trying to find decent poses that don’t all look the same.

So I think I will try a few photos where I am dancing and see if I can get some snaps that have some movement to them.

Details:

Hair:  TRUTH – Gattina – LightBlondes01

Dress:  Rebel Hope – Holly Mesh Dress

Earrings: Aly – Diamond Teardrop Vintage Earrings

Necklace: Aly – Diamond Teardrop Vintage Necklace

Bracelet: Plastik– Aerin Cuff – White Chrome

Shoes: N-core – Chloe – White

Skin: Laqroki – Martina – Mocha

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Eyes: IKON – Utopia – Pale Cerulean

Eyelashes:  Redgrave – Classy

Nails: Angel Rock – Capria

Pose:  Tuty’s

New Stuff

Image Source:  xelerus.de
Image Source: xelerus.de

Several new things I’ve stumbled across in the last day or so:

WoW Skins has released appliers for the Maitreya mesh body.  Yay!!

The Glam Affair skins are nice, but I have a lot of WoW Skins I’ve picked up here and there, so it will be good to have options.

Oh, and WoW just announced a 40% off sale on everything in their mainstore from Jan 6-9, hurry on over and see what steals you can find!

A&M has released a new dance – Beyonce’s 7/11, be sure and check them out.

I am horribly behind on updating the animation stores, so I am hoping to get that done soon.

I did see that KaTink has released some new poses and !bang has a new couple’s pose out at the OneWord event.

FaMESHed is also going on right now – I picked up a super cute coat/legging set from Rebel Hope.

You can also head over to Uber and check out the offerings there.