Posted in Exploration, Fashion, Second Life

Unexplored

 

“The unexplored life is not worth living!”
Plato

I think the same can be said about Second Life. I’ve been roaming about the grid for almost 10 years now and I’ve seen a lot of changes, but one thing that remains constant is that there some absolutely gorgeous sims being created all the time. All you have to do is get out there and explore! I am a teensy bit of a control freak when it comes to setting up my pictures which is why I often create my own scenes. I love creating these scenes and it certainly makes getting that perfect shot a lot easier, because I can move that pillow that’s poking through my leg or turn the chair, instead of my avatar, because that shadow is perfect! However, few scenes I make can begin to compare to some of the incredible beauty put together on sims made specifically for exploring. So, with that in mind, I packed up my poses and headed out on the grid in search of somewhere that would call to me and I found just the place at Winter Moon.

Unexplored Life
I really enjoyed playing with just my poses and just enjoying the scenery. Just laying back, literally, and taking it all in. It’s such a beautiful place, I didn’t make it far from the landing point when I found this little resting place.
Unexplored
But it wasn’t long before I got back on my feet and started walking. As I started crossing this bridge to what I happened to cam over and see was going to lead to a gorgeous beach…I stopped and enjoyed the view. I actually didn’t make it past the bridge this time, because a friend of mine came along and I started taking pictures of her, too. This sim screams for pictures and though I’m technically wearing a swimsuit, I was not planning on a beach shoot. I love taking an outfit that perhaps is meant one way and turning it into something entirely different with my immense collection of accessories. That’s exactly what I did with this one piece from Cynful. One my favorite things about the clothes Cynthia puts out is that her designs are so versatile. No matter what your style, her stuff will fall right in line with whatever you have going on in your inventory.
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So, the next time you catch yourself with time on your hands in Second Life, grab some poses and head out to explore. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never taken pictures in SL before, go have some fun.

hair: MINA Faith
CATWA HEAD Dyana
[sYs]MOUSYS cyberpop sunglasses
-SU!- Sytpal Eyes SILVER
.4 [ kunst ] – Septum Keeper (left)
.02 [ kunst ]– Chin flower RARE
[MANDALA]MILKY WAY CHOKER/polly white
**RE** Raven Collar – Lock
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
[White~Widow] Charade – White – RARE
*MUKA* Arm Strap
=Zenith=Leather Belt Gloves (All colors) – Maitreya (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)
[MANDALA]Sinra Rings Season2 (*new* @ Collabor88)
.04 [ kunst ]– Long Cig Holder [ornamented] (hand) (*new* @ Kustom9)
[Cynful] Sun Babe Swimsuit – White
Phedora. / Ramona Boots / 30.C (*new* @ Kustom9)

poses by Del May
location: Winter Moon

Posted in Fashion, Home Decor, Landscaping, Second Life

Tea Party? Nah! Let’s drink wine!

“Welcome to the Tea Party
Want to be my VIP?
You didn’t RSVP
That’s ok, that’s ok
Welcome to the Tea Party (oh oh, oh oh)
Want to be my VIP?”
~Kerli “Tea Party

Ok, so when I first saw the Garden Soiree Set by unKindness at Collabor88, I immediately had the above mentioned song in my head. I knew I had to have a little gathering of my roommates for a photo. Anyone that knows my crew, knows that we’re not exactly tea drinkers…so it had to be a wine party, right? Well, imagine getting five very creative and strong personalities together, suggesting a theme and giving them some freedom to express themselves…yeah, madness ensued.

tea eh wine partyI am very fortunate that they let me believe I had any sense of control while shooting these photos or that I had any influence at all over their outfits. I said, “Go for it…be bizarre…be creative.” I should have known that Rom would show up in his favorite boots. Tracy, of course, shows up in as little as possible. Afterall, “Tracy’s flickr” is our favorite answer to all Cards Against Humanity questions (try it, it works). When I told them to hop on the pose stands I had filled with poses from Del May, Grace immediately asked if she could be passed out on the table. It only seemed natural that she would be, so I had to say yes. I knew the minute I saw the dress from sYs that I’d be wearing it for the party and when Sino saw it, he quickly put together his own stunning look.
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Being surrounded by friends this way was amazing and I’m not sure I can even begin to explain the conversations we had while I shot these photos, but I can’t recommend the experience enough. I know we all gather at clubs and dance to our favorite DJs. That is so much fun in its own right, but please if you’ve never done it…have a party at home with your closest friends. Ask them to dress in theme and break out the cameras, because THIS?
Yeah, in almost 10 years on the grid, these types of little parties have always been my favorite. We might not have been genuinely drunk in real life, but we sure were high on life and I’m so grateful that I was able to catch this madness on virtual film. Even when things went a bit haywire with my poses stands, the fun continued.
tea party madness
The Garden Soiree Set inspires the oncoming of fall and it just so happens that its mine and Tracy’s favorite season…no, that has nothing to do with the fact that both our birthdays are in October…pssshaw! Its the time of pumpkins, caramel apples, cinnamon candles, hot cocoa…ok, lots of apple things…Halloween…falling leaves…all sorts of good stuffs! So, we got a little excited…and its really a very lovely set, despite the madness represented here. All the credits for the peeps and the scene are listed below, to make it easier a brief description of who is who is first.
Sady (moi) is the one sitting on a stacked set of benches, all the way on the left.
Grace is that voluptuous woman on the table.
Rom is the man on the table…the one with the sexy boots.
Sino is our dapper soldierish captain man in the front.
Tracy is the half naked one in the mask, sorry, Tracy….guess that mask didn’t do you much good there.

Sady is wearing:
hair: Tableau Vivant \\ Sari hair (*new* @ Collabor88)
*LODE* Head Accessory – Leila [brown]
CATWA HEAD Destiny
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
erratic / cuffs / gold
[MANDALA]Sinra Rings Season2 (*new* @ Collabor88)
[sYs] TRIANON dress (fitted & body mesh) – royal (*new* @ Collabor88)
REIGN.- Olympus Heels  (*new* @ Collabor88)

Grace is wearing:
hair:[sYs] SHINZO hair  (*new* @ Collabor88)
CATWA HEAD Dyana
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
[MANDALA]Sinra Rings Season2 (*new* @ Collabor88)
Rowne.Damir Sheer Dress (*new* @ Collabor88)
[VALE KOER] CRUEL HEELS (*new* @ Collabor88)

Rom is wearing:
hair: [NO!Project]  Kellen
.::SAMURAI::.. Cyrus Mesh Head
^^Swallow^^ Ears Goth BLACK
Bokeh – Monacle
[Deadwool] Moustache
[NikotiN]   Cigarette_ Damier
Slink Physique MALE Mesh Body
UC_leather_harness_black_men_Slink
[House of Ruby] Shine Thong for Him – Gold
::GB:: Metallic nail  Gloves
::GB::Silver wand
BTTB eir heels – black – male SLINK

Sino is wearing:
(epia) – Modern Officer Cap
#TheMeshProject (BETA) Head(m) – Moody
**RE** Savage Ear Piercings
.:E.A.Studio:. Piercing Bare Code Gold
**RE** Keal Nose Chains – Male
[CX] Venom Septum
[The Forge] Iron Clad Collar
#TheMeshProject (BETA) Deluxe Body
[The Forge] Iron Clad Pauldrons
.random.Matter. & Le Morte – Aeson Gloves
**RE** Savage Claws & Rings
[CX] Carnal Rings
GizzA – Embroidered Outfit – Jacket
GizzA – Embroidered Outfit – Pants
Razor/// Dread Boots

Tracy is wearing:
hair:[LeLutka]-MALEFICENT tresses
CATWA HEAD Annie
.ET. L’odeur du cuir Bunny Mask Black
=Zenith=Muted Coven Collar
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
.aisling. Sofia Chestlace
erratic / scarlett – bra
erratic / scarlett – panty
Baiastice_Velvet long gloves
erratic / cuffs / gold
REIGN.- POINTED TOE BOOTS

ALL poses are by Del May any editing was done using AnyPose

Scene:
part one…landscaping (done by Luis Lockjaw)
=EliBaily= Ivy
{vespertine – tile skipping path/plain}
[we’re CLOSED] white flowers
{vespertine– old wooden fence/browns dots}
[we’re CLOSED] tree 1C bare
Skye Land Forms
*alirium* DwarfForest [OldGold]

part two…table (set up by me)
unKindness: uK- Garden Soiree Benches (*new* @ Collabor88)
unKindness: uK – Garden Soiree Table (*new* @ Collabor88)
*LODE*Decor – Snapdragon Vase Big [dark violet]
unKindness: uK – Garden Soiree Place Settings (*new* @ Collabor88)
BAZAR Paris – Wine bottle spilled

 

Posted in Fashion, Second Life

Life’s a Beach

I have no fancy quote from some random famous person today. One of my favorite aspects of Second Life is the endless array of beaches and I have far too many swimsuits. So, its about high time I started showing them off. I swore I wasn’t going to buy anymore, but after I got into Uber….well…never say never, but I sure hope you all are ready to see more bikinis, because I have tons and I’m about to show them off! Its a great excuse to explore some of the great beaches in Second Life, so if you know of a good one…let me know!

Life is a Beach

hair: TRUTH HAIR Fenella – variety (*new* @Uber)
ears: UNISEX[MANDALA]Steking EARS
nail polish: [LB Baroque Arch Gold] *Maitreya* Manicure
rings: Kibitz – Rosie rings – gold
bikini: (fd) Coin Bikini – Ivory (*new* @Uber)

pose: GingerFish Poses Get What I Want #3 mirror

Posted in Fashion, Second Life

Blue Skies

Blue days, all of them gone
Nothin’ but blue skies from now on
Blue skies smilin’ at me
Nothin’ but blue skies do I see ~Ella Fitgerald’s “Blue Skies”

Although Summer has not officially started, the weather where I live is nice and the pool is open. The beaches are filling up. Its beautiful outside almost every single day. I personally have been dealt with more than my fair share of metaphorically dark clouds and I’ve made the decision to embrace those blue skies and focus on my blessings rather that all the things I could easily consider curses.

For example, I recently found out that someone very close to me fed me a ton of lies, but upon revealing the truths I was reunited with some very dear and wonderful friends from my past. So, I might have lost one friend, but I gained three in return. If that’s not a blessing, I don’t know what is….so bring on the blue skies, cuz that’s all I want to see! *lifts a margarita* Here’s to blue skies for us all! ❤

blue skies

hair:TRUTH HAIR Arwen (*new* @ The Secret Affair)
ears: UNISEX[MANDALA]Steking EARS
glasses: [Z O O M] Scar Glasses
rings: Kibitz – Olzen ring set silver
nail polish-{ZOZ}– Summer 2015 Glitter Tips (Maitreya)
cover up: .::Dead Dollz::. Dune Beach Robe – Cyan (*new* @ Uber)
bikini: .::Dead Dollz::. Dune Bikini – Cyan (*new* @ Uber)
shoes: .:KC:. CATY Wedges

pose: GingerFish Poses – Euphoria #3

Posted in Fashion, Second Life

Balance

Luck is a very thin wire between survival and disaster, and not many people can keep their balance on it. Hunter S. Thompson

Playing gachas is all about luck isn’t it? Or for some its a flat out addiction. *hangs her head in shame* I can easily get carried away with my eye on that ultra rare prize. However, when I don’t get it and all my lindens are spent? I’m left beating myself up quite a bit as there are so many other delightful events calling to my lindens and being the shopaholic that I am…yes, I am going to answer that call. As I attempt to keep my balance between gachas and events, I can at least show off some of the pretties that have found a home in my inventory.

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Hair: TRUTH HAIR Karlie
Ears: UNISEX[MANDALA]Steking EARS
Rings: Izzie’s – Celestial Midi Rings (black silver)
Collar: (r)M, Posture Collar, No.02
Lip piercing: .5 [ kunst ] – Spike Labret
Navel piercing: ~Misha Jesuil~ Belly Ring Heart for Maitreya Lara
[LAB737] Scythia (noir) *NEW* at The Fantasy Gacha Carnival
-Arms *common*
-Harness *RARE*
-Bare boots/legs *common* (bare foot vs RARE complete with shoe base)
-Headband, Top, and Bottom all part of *RARE* black lace set

Scythia