Drowning – LOTD #250

LOTD 250

Oh, sure, she looked normal.  Just a girl, walking down the street.

Why couldn’t anyone see her drowning?

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I’ve had some fun playing around with the last couple of LOTD pics.

I generally don’t do a lot of editing for many LOTD pics, because I want readers to see the items as they actually appear.

So it was nice to let my inner child out to play for a bit with filters and overlays and all the other new things I’ve learned. 😛

I’m also still loving the Genesis heads.  This look is the Angie head, picked up from a gacha machine.  A mesh head for $99L.  Can’t beat it!

I still have a few new looks to try out, so I’d better get busy!

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Details:

Hair: Truth – Delphine

Skin: Genesis Labs – Vanilla

Eyes:  Genesis Labs – 2.3 Grey

Shape: Genesis Labs – Emily (modified)

Hands/Feet/Body: Maitreya – Lara

Head: Genesis Labs – Angie 2.0 Relaxe

Dress:  Ilaya – Long Pencil Dress – Fitmesh

Earrings/Necklace: !IT! – Arabesque Set

Shoes: Reign – Eternal Heels – Black

Pose: Prose Poses – Anna

My Favorite Things – LOTD #236

LOTD 236
He listened to her,

singing as she worked, Christmas

music on full blast.

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Today I wanted to show you some of the fabulous items you can find at the Windlight Magazine Winter Showcase, which opens tomorrow.

Christmas is one of my favorite times of year, and I love seeing all the fabulous Christmas creations in SL.

The merchants at the Showcase have designated items where the proceeds will go to benefit Team Diabetes of SL.

This fabulous gown from Spyralle is one of those items.  I’m wearing it here with my Maitreya body.  The elegant mesh gown comes in 5 standard sizes and 4 different colors.  I chose the red, of course. 😛

Complementing the gorgeous Spyralle gown is some equally fabulous jewelry from Zuri Rayna.  It’s a little hard to see in the picture above, so I took a close up.

LOTD 236 CU

The Candy Cane Christmas set comes with the earrings, choker, and bracelet. In addition to getting some fantastic jewelry, 100% of the sale proceeds for this item go to Team Diabetes.

All the decor items are from the House of Avro, with the exception of the fireplace and the ornament in my hand.

You can find the adorable reindeer, the tree, and the poinsettias on the fireplace at the House of Avro shop in the Windlight Showcase shopping area.

There are several different varieties of Christmas trees available, two of which are the Team Diabetes items.

There are also events planned throughout the week at the Winter Showcase and Art Show, so make sure you check out the Team Diabetes of SL website to stay up to date on the latest news.

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Details:

Hair: Vanity – Moonriver

Skin: Glam Affair – India

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph – Electric

Lipstick: The Skinnery – Glaze Lip Paint

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands/Feet/Body: Maitreya – Lara

Head: Lelutka – Lotte

Dress:  Spyralle – Koloa Holiday – Red  (@Windlight Showcase)

Jewelry (earrings, bracelet, choker):  Zuri Rayna – Candy Cane Christmas Set  (@Windlight Showcase)

Shoes:  Reign – Eternal Heels – Black

Pose:  Chisa Creations

Decor:

Fireplace: [JOH] – Mesh Christmas Fireplace With Wreath

Ornament:  Pixel Mode – Ornament – Blue

Other Items:  House of Avro – *Christmas tree on stand snowed Gold Purple baubles, Swag garland with baubles, *Poinsettia arrangement, Planter with bauble poinsettia, *Wood reindeer with multi-lights  (*@Windlight Showcase)

Sacrifice – LOTD #218

LOTD 218
She began to scream

as her body lifted up.

Harmless book, indeed.

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Details:

Hair: Tableau Vivant – Underwater – Ombre

Skin: Eye Candi – Nina – Tone 4

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph Eyes – Electric

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands/Feet/Body: Maitreya – Lara

Dress:  Rowena’s Designs – Qi Dress Fitmesh  (@Twisted Hunt)

Shoes:  Reign – Oakley Heels

Pose:  *dimma*

Decor:

Howling Asylum – Black Witch Altar (@Twisted Hunt)

Paper Moon – Devil Trap Decal – Worn

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I seem to be in a dark mood with these last of couple of LOTD posts.

I blame the Twisted Hunt. 😛

So much black and white goodness – I’m still sorting it all out.

When I saw this altar from Howling Asylum, I knew immediately I would be using it.

The cute Qi dress from Rowena’s Designs comes with a color change HUD to change the color of the design on the dress.

The fabulous heels I picked up at Reign in their discount store (I love a good deal!).

I’ve been waiting to use this hair from Tableau Vivant in a photo – it’s from their gacha at the recent Arcade round.

I got several of them, and they are fabulous to use in photos.

Since I finally took off my mesh head for a bit, I’ve been experimenting with using the AnyPose expression HUD.

Some of the facial contortions are pretty entertaining. 😛

I think for my next LOTD, I’ll try to do something a bit less dark.

Maybe. 😀

Screaming – LOTD #203

LOTD 203
I look poised and calm,

But I am screaming inside.

Why don’t you hear it?

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Details:

Hair: Exile – Miles to Nowhere  (1751)

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

Dress: Wayne – Blazer Dress – Black ( 2276)

Shoes:  Reign – Eternal Heels – Black  (12360)

Pose: Verocity Poses

Location:  LEA15 – Failure to Thrive

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Yesterday I spent some time at “Failure to Thrive,” a new installation by Storm Septimus on LEA15.

I went to explore a bit and take a LOTD pic.

I ended up staying for over an hour and photographing everything. 🙂

I did manage to stay focused long enough to get my LOTD pic before I started exploring.

I’m still wearing my Maitreya body and my Lelutka head, though I did change out my skin to another Lumae one.

You can pick up this cinnamon tone at the Cart Sale for only $10L!

Wayne is a new-to-me designer, but I saw this blazer dress at the last Fi*Friday round and couldn’t resist.

The hair is from Exile, and I completed the look with these killer heels from Reign.

I don’t have a lot of shoes from Reign (yet!), but there is an outlet store with discounted shoes, so I picked up these beauties while I was checking it out.

I am loving these eyes from IKON – I am always on the lookout for really blue blue eyes, and so far, these are my favorite.

I still have more goodies to unpack and share, including the update to the LOGO Alex head, which I have yet to use in a LOTD – what is wrong with me??!!

Happy Hump Day, everybody! 😀

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!

Finding Joy

Joy

Whenever I’m feeling the blahs, I try to get back in sync with the universe.

I do that lots of different ways, but doing something creative is one I particularly like.

This picture is a departure for me, in that I only had two goals:  use the ballet legwarmers from Reign, and have fun. 🙂

Reign is having a picture contest using their Collabor88 item, which is the legwarmers.

I debated for a while, but finally settled on the black, because I thought I would get the most use out of them.

In fact, I have spent hours scouring SL and Marketplace looking for something just like these, so I was ecstatic to see them.

Earlier this month, while shopping the Mix event, I picked up this cute little projector from Keke.

I knew I wanted to somehow show movement in the photo (like the leaping girls in the projector image), and of course I have a ton of ballet dances.

However, after several failed attempts, I just wasn’t getting what I wanted.

Then I remembered that I could change it so my animations would be in slow-motion.

Once I did that, I was able to capture the moment I wanted – that moment mid-leap, the explosion of energy, of joy.

I added the tree branches and text in Photoshop.

I realized after taking the photo that I had failed to bump up my resolution, so the final product is grainier than I would like.

However, I’m pretty happy with the way this turned out – I even actually submitted it for the Reign contest, though I know I won’t win.

But I had fun making it, and that’s all that matters. 😀

LOTD #160 – Love and Loss

 

LOTD 160

He thumbed through the stack of photos, searching for it.

There it was – snapped right as she realized she’d lost her earring. 

Her mother had given them to her, and she was inconsolable at the loss.

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Details:

Hair: Truth – Froukje – Auburn (@Truth discount sale)

Skin: Eye Candi – Nina – Tone 4

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands/Feet/Body: Maitreya – Lara

Eyes: IKON – Utopia – Pale Cerulean

Bikini:  Valentina E – Hedonist Bikini – Chilli (@Summerfest)

Shoes: Reign – Summer Flip Flops – Shark Attack (@Summerfest)

Earring: ProMagic – Kundan – Gold

Hat:  Elysium – Audrey Hat

Pose: Verocity

Location: Aloha Beach

 

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