Another Chance

Sylvi of b[ELLE] sent me another version of her bellbottom/top outfit and I thought “Whew! I can get a second chance at doing a promo shot!”. Reminder to self– never ever try to do a photo and post when I’m tired, short on time or hungry. That day I was all three!

Notice the flowers on the pants–they almost shimmer in the light. Gorgeous!

  • Head — Genus — Classic
  • Body — Maitreya
  • Hair — Stealthic — Paradox
  • Skin — The Skinnery — Harper, sorbet
  • Top/Bellbottoms — b[ELLE] — Bellbottom Jeans 2 with Country Top. Color HUD included for top, belt and jeans.
    • To Sylvi–Thank you for including green in the choices. It’s my namesake color that I don’t get to wear frequently enough.
  • Earrings — Rebel Hope — Island Girl Earrings, FREE at The Free Dove.
  • Pose — *CNZ* — Butterfly Love Poses, with holdable props. Adjusted slightly by Animare, a totally marvelous tool for SL Photographers!
  • Backdrop — M O N S — Hello World Photoshoot Decor
  • Location — Backdrop Cove
  • Lighting — TOR Sci Fi, Blue Highline, Lumipro, just a touch of brightening in Photoshop.

Hippy, Hippy, Hooray!

I finally took the plunge and got a Homestead. This will allow me to make my own backdrops, set land forms, textures, weather and more! I’ve been wanting to do this for a long time and today was the day!

Today’s post was inspired by the latest creation from my friend, Sylvi, of b[ELLE]. This top and bellbottoms set has a color change HUD for each section. The pants have the most GORGEOUS embroidery down one leg. You can see some in the photo, but I admit I didn’t quite do it justice with my classic cross-legged hippy pose.

  • Head — Genus — Classic
  • Body — Maitreya
  • Skin– The Skinnery — Harper, sorbet
  • Hair — Elikatira — Juniper (Exclusives HUD)
  • Top/Bellbottoms — b[ELLE]. Side tie sweater and Bellbottom jeans. On SALE for 99L this coming weekend!!
  • Pose — Sylva’s Animation Factory — Candy Fair Gift, 2015. Sadly, around this time Sylva passed away, according to her profile. Her store remains open and any proceeds go to her family.
  • Rug/Pillows —PPK — Arabian Style Tent
  • Hippy Van — Decor Cities — AS Hippie Van. I bought this on Marketplace 2-3 years ago, but couldn’t find the link.
  • Table — E-Mesh — Barrel Coffee Table
  • Cooler — Junk Food — Cooler Red
  • Lighting — Daytime Shadows, Lumipro, Photoshop

SL 16B Tribute

When I read about the SL 16B Photo Challenge, I knew I wanted to do more than just take a photo. I wouldn’t be in Second Life for almost thirteen years were it not for the people in it with me. I wanted to pay tribute to the friends that make my Second Life special. These are the friends that I share funny “only in SL” moments with, and the ones who are there when I need a good cry.

“Mellwyn” shares this blog with me. I don’t share well (ask my rl husband LOL), so this is a huge deal and a giant leap of friendship. This photo is dedicated to her and two other very dear friends, Kylie Quinn and Sylvi, with whom I’ve shared so much — laughter and tears and everything in between. I want to thank them for their unwavering friendship, kindness, generosity and support.

  • Hat, Flag, Lanyard — Linden SL 16B gifts, located in the Welcome Area.
  • Head — Catwa — Lilly (The shape is my own)
  • Skin — Belleza — Imogen medium shade. This was a 50 Linden Friday item a while back
  • Makeup — A R T E — 40’s Makeup Pack. I bought this at a past Vintage Fair.
  • Dress — b[ELLE] — Vintage Swingtime Dress Lacy, created by my friend, Sylvi. Follow the link to her in-world store and this link to her Marketplace store.
  • Shoes — KC Couture — Maya Pumps.
  • Pose — GO&SEE IOS Shopping Pose 2
  • Location — SL 16B Exhibit by Kylie Quinn, dear friend and photographer extraordinaire! Look for her exhibits in world and her Flickr page.
  • Lighting — I shot this one in world in black and white using Lumipro lighting.

All You Need is Love

Love, Love, Love…

~ The Beatles

I was clued into this marvelous LsR Moda FREE retro dress by a posting on FabFree. It reminded me of days spent in my room listening to Beatles records. I just had to get up and dance!

Shown in Photo:

  • Head — Lelutka — Chloe
  • Body — Maitreya
  • Skin — 7 Deadly S[k]ins — Lime — Cashew Tone. This was on last weekend’s Saturday sale for 70L.
  • Hair — Fabia — Lula Natural Tones
  • Dress — LsR Moda — Sexy Henna S Valentin Dress Black. FREE with FREE group join as of this posting
  • Boots — KC Couture — Amira Boots. 195L on Marketplace.
  • Pose — Wetcat — “My Paula” Runway Set #4
  • Props — Dust Bunny Briefcase Record Player (150L) and Wire Record Rack (135L) both available in world and on marketplace
  • Backdrop — RAMA — #selfie RAMA Circles Studio
  • Location — Backdrop City (members area)
  • Lighting — Windlight “Fairy Warm Pinks (Paulina), Lumipro and minor Photoshop adjustments