LOTD #274 – Working Girl

genre-burlesque

Her smile didn’t reach her eyes.

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This look was inspired by the Burlesque round at Genre.  Burlesque is one of my favorite things and I think I bought one of everything there!

Tons of corsets and lovely vintage furniture – including this fabulous bar set.  I know I’ll get a lot of use out of it – it’s so versatile.

Genre is almost over (the new round will start on the 15th), so make sure you head on over and pick up the amazing burlesque goodies before they disappear!

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Details:

Hair:  TKW – Denisa – Browns

Skin:  Glam Affair – Europa

Eyes:  Poetic Colors – Wet Moss

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modified)

Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya – Lara

Head: Lelutka – Simone

Corset: DD – Carmen Corset – Azure (@Genre)

Pasties: DD – Circle Nipple Tassels – Dark (@Genre)

Shoes: Ricielli – Natana Heels

Earrings: Indy & Co – Briolette – Noir

Necklace: GG – Pearl Choker – Black

Cigarette: Hate This – Cigarette Holder Black (@Genre)

Pose: Exposeur

Set: Entity – Victorian Burlesque Bar – includes Bar, Bar Base, and Stool (@Genre)

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

LOTD #189 – Wonder

LOTD 189 - Wonder

She oozed disdain from every pore, looking down her nose.

He gaped.

She sniffed, touched the reins lightly, and moved on.

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Details:

Hair: Tukinowaguma –  Shinobun

Skin: Glam Affair – India

Head: Lelutka – Lotte

Eyes:  IKON – Utopia Eyes – Pale Cerulean

Eyeshadow: Zibska – Joss

Lipstick: The Skinnery –  Glaze Lip Paint

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya – Lara

Corset/Panties: FDD Stories – Little Mermaid Panties (Pink) & Fitted Corset (Ultra Rare) (@Enchantment)

Mount:  !deviousMind – Seepferdchen – Royal Guard – Kelp (@Enchantment)

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I must admit, I’m super proud of this picture.

It was a spur of the moment pic, and trying to make it look like it was underwater wasn’t the easiest.

However, it turned out really well, and to date, is one of my favorite pics of the photos I’ve done.

Of course, it helps when you have amazing items like these.

I’ve already raved about how in love I am with my Maitreya Lara mesh body and the Lelutka head.

When I visited the Enchantment event, I wasn’t sure what to expect.

I played the FDD Stories gacha on a whim, thinking that I could make even mismatched items work.

Imagine my surprise when I scored the ultra rare corset on my second pull!!

This thing is seriously fantabulous – it comes with a HUD that lets you change every single little detail.

I had gotten the pink panties on the first pull, so I just made everything pink!

Hair, nails, corset – the works. 😛

You all know I love Chandra’s work over at !deviousMind – she has some crazy mad skills when it comes to creating.

When I saw the gacha key for these seahorses, I knew I had to have one.

Only $75L for all this gorgeousness?

Yes, please!

Plus, they make these delightful bubbles when you wear them. 🙂

If you haven’t stopped by Enchantment yet, you should check it out.

There are some absolutely stunning items – and who doesn’t love mermaid stuff?!

Enjoy your Thursday, everyone.

LOTD #172 – Dark Dreams

LOTD 172

She paused as she walked through the temple.

Turning, she gazed at the altar, tended carefully by her obedient priests.

She smiled in the darkness.

LOTD 172 2

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Details:

Hair: Tukinowaguma – Shinobun  (2026)

Skin: Glam Affair – Amberly II – Europa

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands/Feet/Body: Maitreya – Lara

Outfit (corset, crown, bra, skirt, harness, skirt ):  Faster Pussycat – Hydra – Bronze (@Genre)  (21520)

Eyes:  IKON – Utopia Eyes – Pale Cerulean

Makeup: A&A – Mono

Necklace:  !deviousMind – LaSombra Vampire Necklace – Onyx/Silver (@Genre)  (4172)

Earrings: Indyra – Briolette – Noir  (8690)

Pose:  Exposeur

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Another post on the deliciousness that is Genre this round!

When I saw this necklace from !deviousMind, I was salivating.

It’s so gorgeous!

The corset from Faster Pussycat was near it, so it was a no-brainer to put the two of them together.

I took the first shot from behind so that you could see the stunning detail on both the necklace and the corset.

It was easy to make a complete outfit, since the corset comes with so many pieces.

There is also an additional top harness that I am not wearing in the photo.

The hair is from a previous round of On9, but I love the way it looks.

The back of loops and curls just looks so elegant.

Since I’ve been having so much fun trying on different skins, this time I went with a pale one from Glam Affair.

Of course, having them built-in to my mesh body makes matching so much easier. 🙂

I dug through my inventory and found some dark makeup I’ve found here and there to complete the look.

Be sure to head over to Genre and check out the Underworld for yourself!

LOTD #163 – Calm Your Nerves

LOTD 163

She slammed the phone down, annoyed by yet another pervert.

Honestly, what did they get out of breathing at her through the phone?

She shook her head in disgust and flounced over to her favorite chair.

LOTD 163 2

She sat on the edge of the chair, still a bit rattled.

What she really needed was a martini.

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Details:

Hair: Tukinowaguma – Shinobun  (16798)

Skin: Glam Affair – India

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands/Feet/Body: Maitreya – Lara

Head: Lelutka – Lotte

Eyes: IKON – Utopia – Pale Cerulean

Corset/Panties:  Pixicat – Temptation Corset – Black nr.2  (3382)

Necklace/Earrings: Luminesse – Lulani Chocolate Ruby Gold Earrings/Choker   (20062)

Shoes:  KC – Vixie Heels   (2028)

Pose: (1) Image Essentials Booty Call Prop  (2) Eternal Dreams

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I hate answering the telephone.

But I hate listening to a ringing phone even more.

I blame it on the 3 years I spent working at a busy answering service, where I was constantly surrounded by ringing phones.

(That’s also where I developed my carpal tunnel; in the days before computers, all the messages were written by hand.)

Though I own a smartphone, I would say that it actually is used as a phone less than 10% of the time.

If I get a call from an unknown/restricted/blocked number, I don’t answer.

I’ve gotten a few odd/weird phone calls (usually from a crazy ex, but that’s another story).

I have been looking for an opportunity to use this great phone prop from Image Essentials, and when I put on this corset set from Pixicat, I had it.

The phone prop has 3 poses built in, all of them crazy sexy. 🙂

The Pixicat corset is just gorgeous – I love the frilly bows and the rose accent.

The Luminesse jewelry I think I picked up at a cart sale many moons ago, but a girl can never have too much jewelry.

Or shoes!

These adorable slingbacks from KC were on sale on Marketplace a few weeks ago, and I just had to have them. 🙂

I love KC shoes, because there are always so many options via their HUDs.

And again, I must say that I love using my mesh head and body for photos – such a timesaver!

The rest of the decor are various items I’ve had for quite a while, so I’m not listing them here.

If you’re curious about a particular item, just ask. 😀

Oh, and the numbers you see in parentheses are the render cost of the items, as near as I could figure them.

There are a few designers who have begun putting the render cost of items on their vendor pics, and I think it’s a great idea.

Just doing my bit to help you be an informed consumer. 😛