Posted in Bueno, Cosmopolitan, DOUX, Events, Fashion, Kustom9, Lelutka, poses, Second Life, shoes, shopping

Laughing at Myself

I got ahead of myself when taking this picture. I totally meant to change my hair. In editing it dawned on me that this scene was looking like one of those from a movie where the girl always looks on point. As people magically wake up with perfect hair and make up. Let’s not even talk about how pristine they are while working out, barely sweating at all, just a glistening…as if they have been sprayed with light iridescent oils. Well, this picture is in between and instead of reshooting, I figured I’d just have a laugh at my own mistake. I’ve gotten used to laughing at myself over the years, so this is nothing new.

Laughing at Myself

hair: DOUX – Carla hairstyle
head: LeLUTKA Fleur Head 2.5
skin: [theSkinnery] Teo (LelutkaEVO) @ Kustom9

BUENO-Gia Top @ Kustom9
BUENO-Edi Sweat Pants @ Kustom9
[ VERSOV ] ARKANOV_SNEAKERS @ Kustom9

pose: Focus. Hello Autumn @ Cosmopolitan
background: Focus. The Mall Autumn Park @ Cosmopolitan

Posted in Collabor88, Events, Fashion, Glam Affair, Lelutka, [BREATHE]

Busy and Crazy

This week has been insanely busy and crazy. This weekend will be more of the same. I’ve been all over the place emotionally and mentally. However, today I was squealing with delight when I saw that my sim, Curiosity Lake, was featured in the official Destination Guide. I have to say that I’m rather chuffed. (Not an American term, but I like it.)
Gonna keep this post short and sweet, cuz I got a heap of work to do today. I hope you all have a great weekend and if you’re looking for something to do tonight, I’ll be hosting the Bonfire Bash part over at Burrow tonight and would love to see you!

Busy and Crazy

Tableau Vivant // Hazel hair @ C88
LeLUTKA Fleur Head 2.5
[Glam Affair] – Lelutka Applier – Willow @ C88

=Zenith=Hazel set with Scarf @ C88
[BREATHE]-Sotomi Boots @ Access

pose: Focus. Hello Autumn @ Cosmopolitan
location: Curiosity Lake

Posted in Collabor88, Events, Fashion, Glam Affair, Lelutka, Second Life, shoes, shopping, The Liaison Collaborative

Amarantha

One of the many brands that I’m blesssed to work for and with is Apple Blossom. Dulce36, or I know her, Reyhan is one of the most beautiful souls I’ve had the pleasure to work with on the grid. Not only is she incredibly talented, but she is still learning! I’ll admit that not all of her designs are suited to my personal taste, but one thing is for sure. The fit like a glove! I’m super excited about this Amarantha dress that she did for the Bonfire Bash edition of The Liaison Collaborative. It’s simple and plain, yet is just slightly hiked up on one side to give you a bit more sex appeal, plus the trim is incredibly detailed. I love dresses like this, because they provide the perfect opportunity to personalize the look by adding a few accessories. This is especially great for me, as I am an accessories fiend. I highly recommend you drop by the event before it closes on the 26th and try the demo. I’m sure you’ll fall in love.

Amarantha

Magika – Gemma
LeLUTKA Fleur Head 2.5
[Glam Affair] – Lelutka Applier – Willow @ C88

NANIKA – Lara Chest Belt
NANIKA – Adah Belt
Apl.Blossom Amarantha @ TLC
ROULY :: Hung Up Tights

pose: RUSSKAYA – HALLUCINATE

.PALETO.Backdrop:. MK225 @ Equal10
-MUSU- Mini-Bike Rideable (Blue) @ Equal10

Posted in Collabor88, Events, Fashion, Glam Affair, Lelutka, Second Life, [BREATHE]

Exploring Midnight in Paris

I love exploring photographic sims. I’ve been a fan of the BKLYN sim since the first time I visited. It is the absolute perfect city sim and fortunately they have a group now that allows for rezzing. They didn’t the first few times I visited. Recently, that group has done up another sim called Midnight in Paris. I finally was able to take the time to explore yesterday and it did not disappoint. It looks the best if you use their region windlight. (I’m not on the whole EEP thing yet.) This sim is perfect for photography and/or a romantic little date. There benches all over the city to provide some romantic conversations and there’s even a small cafe right on the street. I recommend turning on sounds, because the hustle and bustle of the city really adds to the experience. You might even hear some cats fighting in the alley. I did. I won’t say much more, because I encourage you to visit and see for yourself.

Exploring Midnight in Paris

Stealthic – Vesper
LeLUTKA Fleur Head 2.5
[Glam Affair] – Lelutka Applier – Willow @ C88

KIWY – Soraya Jacket @ Equal10
KIWY – Soraya Bra @ Equal10
:: MOMOCHUU :: Edith Skirt
ROULY :: Hung Up Tights
[BREATHE]-Misaku Heels @ C88

pose: Lyrium. Coco Static & Breathing + Fingers Series@ Equal10
location: Midnight in Paris

Posted in Animals, Collabor88, DOUX, Events, Fashion, Glam Affair, Lelutka, poses, Second Life, shopping

It’s all about Equal10!!

It’s all about Equal10!! Well, this post at least. I’ll readily admit that I am an event junkie! I love seeing designers from all over the grid all bringing out their latest and greatest in one place. Don’t get me wrong, I love some mainstore releases, too. Let’s face it, I love shopping! The thing about events, for me, is that each event usually delivers a certain flair. Equal10 has quickly become one of my favorites, because more often than not, I can count on at least three or four of my favorite stores to be presenting. This round is most definitely one of those. I did my best to squeeze in as many of my favorites as I could straight away. I mean, look at the list of credits! I love what I’m wearing. I love the pose. I love my surroundings.
I actually really love this photo and how it turned out. *winks at her haters* Yes, I used bokeh and an overlay. I know its not perfect and I’m by far no expert photographer or editor, but if you can’t love your own work….how can you expect others to like it? Naturally, with me loving the photo so much, it will probably do poorly on Flickr as that seems to be the trend when I really like a photo. *laughs* That’s just the way the Flickr cookie seems to crumble. The real point of this photo is to show off all the insanely good creations that the designers have shared with us at reasonable prices.

It's all about Equal10!!

DOUX – Rose hairstyle @ Equal10
LeLUTKA Fleur Head 2.5
[Glam Affair] – Lelutka Applier – Willow @ C88

[Cosmic Dust] – Bake Shop Donuts @ Equal10
[Rezz Room] Box Shih Tzu Adult Animesh @ Equal10
Kibitz – Bonnie’s necklace @ Equal10
(Yummy) Adel Ring Set
-SU!- Almond Nails

Lunar – Joss Sweater @ Equal10
Lunar – Joss Bra @ Equal10
Lunar – Joss Shorts @ Equal10
Lunar – Joss Socks High @ Equal10

pose: Lyrium. Brie Static & Breathing + Fingers Series @ Equal10

scene:
Cant Forget You RARE – Sometimes – The Bearded Guy

Serenity Style-Falkland Hot Cocoa Gacha @ Equal10
-Serenity Style- Falkland Hot Cocoa CART RARE
-Serenity Style- Falkland Hot Cocoa STACKED MUGS
-Serenity Style- Falkland Hot Cocoa POT OF CINNAMON
-Serenity Style- Falkland Hot Cocoa MARZIPAN STICKS
-Serenity Style- Falkland Hot Cocoa- COCOA POT
-Serenity Style- Falkland Hot Cocoa SUGAR POT


220ML – Donut Bar Package
-220ML – Donut Bar Package – Hot Drink Set
-220ML – Donut Bar Package – Alfajor Stand
-220ML – Donut Bar Package – Donut Stand
-220ML – Donut Bar Package – Logo
-220ML – Donut Bar Package – Coffee Cup


BackBone Media Pouffe (group gift)

hive // hanging devil’s ivy plant . pink variegated

Posted in Collabor88, Events, Exploration, Fashion, Glam Affair, Lelutka, Reign, shoes, shopping

Snowdrops

My sister, Kess Crystal, opened her winter sim today. It might seem a tad early to some, but in plenty of places around the world…the snow has been on the ground for a while. This sim is absolutely gorgeous and I highly encourage you to check it out. There’s actually activities on the sim, as well. I’m not going to tell you too much about it, because honestly I want you to go check it out for yourself. I know I’ll be coming back to ice skate on this gorgeous ice skating area behind me!

Snowdrops

tram J1028 hair @ C88
LeLUTKA Fleur Head 2.5
[Glam Affair] – Lelutka Applier – Willow @ C88

hive // cold brew coffee to go
(Yummy) Felicity Ring Set
-SU!- Almond Nails

Just BECAUSE Ryanna Dress @ C88
ROULY :: Hung Up Tights
REIGN.- BERNADETTE OVER KNEE BOOTS

location: Snowdrops

Posted in Bueno, Collabor88, Events, Fashion, Glam Affair, Lelutka, Maitreya

Better Things

Welp, I made it on that dreadful website again. *shakes my head* The things they say bother me far less than the idea that someone is wasting so much of their precious time focusing on some silly form of fixated hate. Whoever is posting about me, clearly doesn’t really know me, so they can say whatever they want on that silly site. That’s why they have to post anonymously, right? It’s ok if they don’t like my blog and my photos. I’m fully aware of my limitations as an SL photographer. I’ve never claimed to be some sort of expert. I do what I like. I always have and always will, as far as photography is concerned. If others like it…YAY! If they don’t…well, I understand.
I’m not quite sure where they got the man stealing idea, but that definitely isn’t me. I have NEVER done that in Second Life. Earlier this year, I broke one of my cardinal rules, sorta twice, by dating guys that had dated friends of mine in the past. However, both of my friends were aware and gave their blessings. It didn’t work out, but no one ran away from me….though, to be fair, they probably should have. *laughs* I probably am a tad bit psycho. *evil grin* I’m okay with that. I lost my RL husband to a much younger and much prettier woman. The pain that delivered is far more than any I would ever wish on someone else. So, stealing a man isn’t my style. Besides, why would I want one that can be so easily stolen in the first place?
Alas, if this person so filled with hatred for me….if they really knew me, they probably wouldn’t waste so much of their time on me. Though, by the looks of things, they probably never will, cuz I tend to surround myself with loving individuals who support each others’ endeavors. My friends and I don’t tear each other down. Nor do we look for ways to tear others down.
Once again, I must say that I do not wish this person any ill will. In fact, I’d prefer they find some happiness in their lives and fill their hearts with love instead of whatever petty jealousy or hate that consumes them. If I somehow inadvertently hurt this person, I highly doubt that is was my intention. Perhaps they do have justified reasons to dislike me, but until they are courageous enough to step out of the cowardly anonymous shadows…I cannot honestly know. Nor can I apologize. Perhaps they are the psychotic ones and have no valid reason at all. Until they come forward, I’ll just have to do what I do best…shrug it off and keep on moving forward. I have better things to focus my attention on. ♥

Better Things

[monso] Ahri2 Hair @ C88
LeLUTKA Fleur Head 2.5
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V5.0
Glam Affair – Lelutka Applier – Willow @ C88

BUENO-One Love Necklace @ C88
Decoy – Kathleen Cropped Sweater @ C88
BUENO-Julia Jeans for Sat Sale Nov 7, 2020

pose: space cadet – fresh hot tea @ C88
***(come with color change cup)

location: Curiosity Lake

Posted in accessories, Cynful, DOUX, Events, Fashion, Foxcity, Lelutka, Maitreya

Secretly Desire

“Beware of those who criticize you when you deserve some praise for an achievement, for it is they who secretly desire to be worshiped.”
― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Secretly Desire

DOUX – Ubert hairstyle
LeLUTKA Fleur Head 2.5
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V5.0
[theSkinnery] Karima @ Uber

Frayed – Boujee Mask #1 @ Anthem
EarthStones Belly Bugs – Dragonfly
Cynful Kiki’s Tracksuit – Hoodie @ Equal10
Cynful Kiki’s Tracksuit – Sweatpants @ Equal10

pose: FOXCITY. Soulfood Bento Pose Set
K&S – // SLC. Backdrop. materials. @ Anthem

Posted in FaMESHed, Fashion, Lelutka, Maitreya, Second Life, shoes, shopping, Uber SL, [BREATHE]

I’m just enjoying life…

I opened my sim to the public yesterday and I cannot begin to tell you how sweet people have been when visiting. I surely hope it stays that way. People have been both generous and kind. And I’ve managed to scare a few with some little hidden gems I have around the sim. *giggles* It truly is wonderful to see people visiting the sim. It makes me feel good that they want to see it and experience it for themselves.
None of that really has anything to do with this picture, but I did take it on the sim….in one of the three houses that are currently there….for now. I will be changing the sim all the time. I already want to tear down one of the houses and do something else. *laughs* For now, I’m just enjoying life…as you can see. There are lots of changes on my horizon and I’m excited about each and every one of them.

I'm just enjoying life...

hair: TRUTH VIP Forever
LeLUTKA Fleur Head 2.5
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V5.0
[theSkinnery] Karima @ Uber

Just BECAUSE Rissa Dress @ FaMESHed
[BREATHE]-Mihoyo Heels @ FaMESHed

pose: Ana Poses – Serenity
location: Curiosity Lake

Posted in Animals, Blueberry, Events, Exploration, Jian, Lelutka, Maitreya, poses, Second Life, shoes, shopping, skin, The Liaison Collaborative, Uber SL

She’s Singing

It’s 5am and my 74yr old mother is dancing through the house singing Beyonce’s “Single Ladies.” I don’t even think she realizes what she’s singing, but she’s doing a well enough job that I recognize the song. I just pulled up the song on YouTube and she comes running in asking how did I know she had that song stuck in her head. *cracks up* Well, Mom, you tend to think out loud…so its not that hard to know what you’re thinking. God, I love this woman!

She's Singing

hair: Stealthic – Cordova
LeLUTKA Fleur Head 2.5
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V5.0
[theSkinnery] Karima @ Uber

Blueberry – HBIC – Top
Blueberry – HBIC – Shorts
Blueberry – HBIC – Shoes & Socks

JIAN Bichon Frise Companion

pose: :LW: Bento Poses – Courage @ The Liaison Collaborative
(includes stick & golder retriever)

location: Curiosity Lake