Archive for March, 2011

Help Japan

HelpJapan

In a blog post the other day I mentioned that some may use SL as a way to avoid what’s going on in their real lives.  And, looking at the global picture — wars, terrorism, poverty — I can understand why that would be tempting.  But we who are fortunate enough to have safe homes in which we can sit at our computers and enter this virtual world must also think of those whose lives have been irrevocably altered by recent events.  The earthquake and tsunami in Japan took many lives, and damaged many more.  SL resident Ulrikoh Blinker is hosting a month-long fundraiser to help those affected by the devastation.  Help Japan sells many wonderful items made specially for this event; creators are donating 100% of proceeds to the Japan Red Cross.  The fundraiser is open through April 20th. Please help.

STYLING

Hair:  Truth — Nahla 2 — Champagne
Skin:  Laq — Linnea — Fair
Eyes: Ibanez — ColorGlow — Limlight
Lashes: Redgrave — Natural
Tattoo Makeup: Bounce — Juicy **a HELP JAPAN item**

Wrap: DG Boro Sumi Ai **a HELP JAPAN item**
Top: A&M Koi Dress — Red **a HELP JAPAN item**
Jeans: Mon Tissu — 1929 Cigarette — Original
Shoes: N-Core — Chic — Noir Intense

Pose: Fairy Tale
(Note: Help Japan artwork made from poster created by Ulrikoh Blinker)

 

 

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Linnea

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I’d heard about people in SL who change their skins like other people change their undies but I always thought I’d be a one-skin girl.  That’s partly because it took me so long to find my first *good* skin.  At the time, there were great skins out there, but very few with blonde eyebrows, and blonde eyebrows have always been part of my look.  Over time, as I discovered more creators, my skin inventory expanded significantly, and Mallory Cowen’s Glow Skins at Laqroki have always been at the top of my list.  I was delighted to discover that Linnea, Laq’s new skin, comes with both dark and fair brows in each of the ten makeups included in the pack.  Linnea is soft and subtle and, yes, glowing.  She’s perfectly natural, but a bit more ‘made-up’ than Vilda, Laq’s last blonde offering, with lovely highlights on the brow-bone, and a stunning variety of lipsticks that are sure to work with any item in your wardrobe. Here I’m wearing the fair skins and, of course, fair brows only!

CREDITS

Hair: Truth — Odette — Champagne
Skin: Laq — Linnea
Eyes: Curio — Tragic Eyes — Ocean
Lashes: Redgrave — Natural

Dress: Tres Jolie — Gigi — Noir
Shoes: N-Core — Chic — Noir
Earrings: Dahlinks — Square Diamond Stud

Pose: Essential Soul — Intensity

Linnea

 

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Angel in the Night (52 Weeks of Color: White)

Moonlit Angel

Am I waiting for someone?
Or just bathing in the glow of the mystical moonlight?
Maybe i’m your guardian angel, watching over you.
Or just hoping for a southern breeze to come along, to warm my gossamer wings and float me away from all of this.

Hair: Truth — Bebe — Champagne
Skin: Glam Affair — Mary — Natural
Eyes: Ibanez — Tranquil — Allure
Lashes: Redgrave — Natural
Eyeshadow: Glamorize — Starbright — Moondance
Hands: Slink — Jolie Hands — Relaxed

Gown: Azul — Melinda — White
Wings: from the Beauty Avatar (now Glam Affair) Lunatica dress; may no longer be available.
Jewelry: Mood — Amanti Cuori — Gold

Pose: Flowey — Long Time Now

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Who are you? (and new from LeeZu!)

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When I first joined SL I created an avatar that looked as much as possible like my RL self. Later I made an alt who was physically everything my adolescent self had wanted to be and wasn’t: a tall busty brunette with emerald eyes and curly locks. Yet somehow she logged on, I felt a disconnect; she just didn’t feel like *me* in the way that my original avatar feels like me. Granted, the original has changed over time; she’s gotten taller and younger, thinner and blonder. I’ve also changed, though not quite in those same ways. But she still feels like me. So much so that, at a restaurant with friends the other day, someone behind me said “Ocean” and I turned around and said “Yes?”

Part of me envies those who fully transform themselves in SL. Fairies and furries, aliens and tinys — we see, and welcome, all kinds here. We know that some of the women we meet are really men and vice versa. It must be amazing to explore those other sides of oneself, and I wonder if it’s timidity or something else that keeps me from doing so. But, whatever path we choose, we’re either learning about our RL selves, or trying to run away from them. I hope I’m one of those who is learning.

STYLING

LeeZu’s new open blouse is amazing: the Arabesque (not shown here) is lovely and colorful; the Araplain, while less colorful is anything but plain. As always, LeeZu’s textures are intricately drawn and the prim attachments are flattering to every avatar. (Yup, I sprang for the fatpack.) I’m wearing it in green for today’s lunch date because it works so well with these great new Purple Moon sunglasses and lovely and practical shoulder bag from Les Petits Details.

Hair: Lelutka — Charlize — Sweeden
Skin: Glam Affair — Mary — Natural
Eyes: Ibanez — Tranquil — Allure
Lashes: Redgrave — Natural
Makeup: Boom — Liquid Glaze — Silver

Jacket: LeeZu — Araplain Blouse — Olive **NEW**
Top: Coco — Tank Top — Khaki
Pants: R.icielli — Eliza — Chocco
Sunglasses: Purple Moon — Vain Sunglasses — Brown Leopard **NEW**
Jewelry: Baiastice — Stone Silk Set (color change)
Bag: LPD/Les Petits Details — The Chic Snake — Brown
Belt: Pixel Mode/PM — Sol Belt — Brown
Boots: Coco — Over-the-Knee Boots — Brown

Pose: Olive Juice — Regulators

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Musical Chairs

Musical Chairs

In the game, the last person sitting wins. Clearly, I have no competition!

In an earlier post I talked about the wonderful Diesel Works modeling chair; my one ‘complaint’ was that it only came in red.  As you can see, Rogan Diesel knows what we want.  The upgrade — free to purchasers of the original chair — includes four more colors.  With the multitude of poses in each chair you can use them for photography, or for simply furnishing your home.

Hair:  Maitreya — Nadja — Natural Blonde
Skin: Glam Affair — Mary — Natural
Eyes: Ibanez — Tranquil — Allure
Lashes: Redgrave — Natural
Eye Shadow: Boom — Liquid Glaze — Silver
Lipstick: Curio — Pout (a Skin Fair gift)

Top: Coco — Jacket & Shirt — Black-White
Jeans: Mon Tissu — 1929 Cigarette — Ink
Shoes: Gos — Fauna Booties — Leather
Necklace: Dark Mouse — In Black & White **NEW**

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Dreaming in blue

Wistful eyes closed

She’s wearing a beautiful blue dress, and she’s got the candles lit, but it appears that she’s alone. She’s thinking of someone far, far away, and wishing he was here. Maybe one day he’ll get on a plane and come to her. She knows she’s in his thoughts, as he is in hers. And for now, that’ll have to do.

STYLING

Hair: Truth — Krystal — Champagne **NEW**
Skin: Glam Affair — Mary Natural
Eyes: Ibanez — Tranquil — Chill
Lashes: Redgrave — Natural

Dress*: Vanitas Vesture — Languid Party Dress — Auld Blue  **NEW**
Shoes: Maitreya Gold — Ixkin — Golden
Necklace: Caroline’s Jewelry — Diamond Solitaire Necklace — Gold **NEW**
Bracelet: Flirt — Tiffany Charm Bracelet

Pose: !Bang — Overdramatica  **NEW**
Table is from What Next; Candles are from Art Dummy

*Review item

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Exploring Roche

hotdog stand

Yes, I am eyeing those hotdogs hungrily.  Fortunately I realize that eating just one will *probably* be the first step on a path of overindulgence.  So instead, I’ll turn away and explore the rest of this lovely sim.  Oh, look!  there’s a bicycle stand a few feet away!  *wonders how much pedaling I’d have to do to burn off a hotdog’s worth of calories*

STYLE NOTES

I’ve been wearing jeans a lot lately, but had to continue the pattern when I found these lovelies from Woe at FFL. The leg texturing is exquisite; beautiful painting and shading! They come in a capri version too, but I’ll wait for warmer weather before wearing those.  With one of the new Truth hairstyles (I’m going to be wearing this one *a lot*), and Katey Coppola’s terrific new poses (big sale at Glitterati!!!) I have an incentive to keep my paws off those dogs!

Hair: Truth — RiRi — Champagne **NEW**
Skin: Glam Affair — Mary Natural
Eyes: Ibanez — Tranquil — Chill
Lashes: Redgrave — Natural
Eyeshadow: CCD — Basic — Gold

Top: League — Breezy Tank — Black Splattered
Jeans: Woe — Graecyn — Stormy
Shoes: Kookie — City Wedges — Icecream (a TDR item)
Necklace: Mandala — Sinra — Venus Gold

Pose: Glitterati — 191 ** Pose Fair pre-release**
Location: Roche

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Everyone’s saying different things to me…

Motionless Wheel

Do you believe
In what you see
Motionless wheel
Nothing is real
Wasting my time
In the waiting line
Do you believe
In what you see

CREDITS:

Lyrics: Zero 7 — In The Waiting Line

Hair: Truth — Kalista — Swedish
Skin: Glam Affair — Mary Natural
Eyes: Ibanez — Tranquil — Chill
Prim Lashes: Redgrave — Natural
Eyeshadow: CCD — Basic — Smoke
Lips: Gala Phoenix — Pout 3
Hands: Slink — Jolie Mains

Top: Coco — Tank Top
Jeans: Illicit Designs — Tainted
Boots: Gos — Curvaceous
Necklace: P! — Tres Diablos

Pose: Di’s Opera — Fatale Life

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Sky Blue (52 Weeks of Color Challenge)

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For me the challenge in picking out what to wear for this week’s color was which of the many fabulous sky blue things in my inventory to put on.  But then I spotted this lovely little flower (and pose) in my inventory, which led to getting dressed for a walk around the home sim.  Isn’t it lovely when you go out and catch sight of some of the first signs of spring?  A brand new flower and a clear, blue sky.  Even as you’re enjoying the feel of soft breezes and lazy sunshine, you know that it’s not really spring — that it’ll get cold again, and winds will blow before true spring arrives — but seeing these first signs of the earth’s emergence from the chill of winter brings joy to my heart.

Hair: Truth — Emily Streaked — Champagne
Skin: Glam Affair — Mary — Natural — E/BL/A Clean
Eyes: Ibanez — Tranquil Eyes — Chill

Sweater: Aoharu — Nordic Knit Coat — Ice
Top: Atomic — Sheer Comfort — Sky
Jeans: LG Femme — Miami Jeans — Wash 04
Boots: Reek — Boston Boots
Earrings: Blue Flower Earrings — Dernier Cri

Pose & Prop: LAP — Love Spring 1 — You’re Mine

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Love Letters

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I still have the first love letter I ever got.  The ink is faded, and the paper has yellowed, but I remember my 15 year old self, tracing the letters with my fingertips, picturing him with pen in hand, and me on his mind.

I found this dress at FFL the other day, and when I put it on I was immediately transported back to that August: the letter from far away sitting in my mailbox, then clutched in my hand, then clasped to my heart.

Hair: Truth — Francesca
Skin: Glam Affair — Mary — Natural 04
Eyes: Ibanez — Tranquil Eyes — Chill
Prim Lashes: Glam Affair — Regina 02
Tattoo Makeup: CCD — Basic — Gold

Dress: Salt — Loveletters
Belt: Gos — Cinch Belt in Cream **FFL Item**
Headpiece: Evie’s Closet — Secret Garden Wreath **FFL Item**
Shoes: N-Core — Chic — Champagne

Pose: Glitterati — 060
Location: Zigana

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