Falling Embers

Falling Embers
Just stopping by to showcase these gorgeous lashes by no.7 available at L’accessoires until December 8th.. they include a colour-change HUD with 4 metal and 8 gem colour options and I think they are absolutely stunning!

This was also another opportunity for me to buy some more of my favourite DECO hair – I love the way it works with COCO‘s doll avatar and I’m kinda pleased with the way this pic turned out in general – if you’d like to see a much bigger version just give it a click as the blog layout does tend to make things pretty small.

Best wishes and see you soon!

Credits

Accessories
Jewelry: ‘Changing Season Couture Lashes‘ – no.7 (@L’accessoires) – L$150*..
..with 4 metal and 8 gem options.

Body
Head: ‘Kyoko (ClosedEyes)‘ – COCOL$0 – Group Gift [Free to Join]..
..all the old DOLLCOCO heads released as non-rigged versions, 9 in total.
Body: ‘Doll Body‘ – COCOL$450
Hair: ‘Hiveish Hair (Ember)‘ – DECOL$250

Photo Tools
Pose: ‘Closeup 11‘ – GlitteratiL$100 – 11-pose pack

[*review copies received with thanks!]

LOTD ~ 10-22-14: Dem Bones

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I love this time of year and everywhere I turn people seem to be releasing the cutest things; there are loads of free and cheap items popping up all over the place. My dress is a new free-to-join group gift from COCO – and I absolutely love it – it’s just so sexy (with side slits you can’t see in this photo) yet casual and it’s going to be a while before I take it back off! The incredibly detailed collar is a new VIP gift from Remarkable Oblivion. This group costs L$50 to join but there are a whole bunch of amazing gifts available for such a tiny price.

The super-cute hair with eyeball bows is by LaViere and can be found at Trunk or Treat – this colour is from the red fatpack, which is totally free, and I think I remember the other packs only being priced at L$80 each. A HUD to change the colour of the bows is also included. Trunk or Treat is a kid-friendly event but there is plenty for adults to enjoy too – most carts seem to have a freebie and it’s a lovely little market to look around – it ends on November 5th, so be sure to visit before then.

I’m also totally in love with this skin by 7 Deadly s{K}ins, which can be found at a discounted price at the fab Feeb’s Rascal’s St. Sales Room – the colouring is just beautiful, especially on this freckled version.

Finally, Ricielli is having another hunt to say goodbye to their old store as they refurbish.. there are 20 gorgeous, and generous, prizes available – including a fatpack of these stunning shoes – all for just L$15 each. You can see a line-up of the prizes on their Facebook page and I think the hunt ends around November 12th.

Back again soon, thanks for reading!

Credits

Clothing & Accessories
Dress: ‘Tee Dress (Black)‘ – COCOL$0 – Group Gift [Free to Join]
Collar: ‘Oracle Collar‘ – Remarkable OblivionL$0 – VIP Group Gift [L$50 to Join]
Shoes: ‘Malinda Heels (Black)‘ – RicielliL$15 – Hunt Prize, 8-colour pack

Body
Hair: ‘Sabrina (Fire)‘ – LaViere (@Trunk or Treat) – L$0 – Freebie, 5-colour pack
Skin: ‘Feeb’s Sacha v2‘ – 7 Deadly s{K}ins (@Feeb’s Rascals St. Sales Room) – L$400*..
..includes 2 versions, and appliers for Lola’s Tango, and Slink Hands & Feet
Eyes: ‘Leo Eyes (Green)‘ – BrixleyL$1 – Dollarbie, 7-colour pack
Hands: ‘AvEnhance Hands (Elegant 1)‘ – SlinkL$450
Feet: ‘AvEnhance Feet Female (High)‘ – SlinkL$675
Nailpolish (Slink applier): ‘High Shine‘ – Simply ChaotixL$149 – 31-colour pack*
Shape: usual

[*review copy received with thanks!]

Pose/Prop
Bones‘ – GlitteratiL$0 – Freebie

The Cutest Invasion

The Cutest Invasion

There’s a Moosey on your Law-awn!

So, a little while ago, the fabulous Scarlet of Alouette requested on Plurk for people to do some pics of her Funny Puppet Fair item so that she could decorate her stall with them. Because my mind works in mysterious ways I decided to turn my Mooseys into a horde à la Plants vs. Zombies using mostly random items in my inventory.

I’m actually pretty pleased with the way the picture turned out – it makes me giggle, probably more than it should, so I thought I would share it with you all now that the fair is open. I’ve also added another picture of a zombie scooping up a moose that has made it to his porch and he is TOTALLY NOT GOING TO EAT IT BECAUSE IT IS TOO CUTE! Okay? Okay!

These adorable Moose are only L$65 a pack and include small and large holdable as well as rezzable versions. Funny Puppet Fair closes on May 25th and it’s well worth a visit – make time for it if you can.

Scroll down for full credits.

Undeadly yours,

Braai.. Hugz!

Braai.. Hugz!

Credits

Pic 1
Moose: ‘Mabelle, Marty, Morgan, Morris & Murphy Moose‘ – Alouette (@Funny Puppet Fair) – L$65 each
Traffic Cone: ‘Un-movable Traffic Cone‘ – Gb Charlton’s StuffL$10
House: ‘I Wanna Be A Cottage‘ – ErijoaL$100
Fence: ‘White Picket Fence‘ – GlitteratiL$100
Trees: ‘Cardboard Apple Tree‘ – c( Two Cats )L$0 – Past Hunt Gift (no longer available)
Flowers: part of ‘Dwarfs Builders Kit‘ – SculptyliciouZL$250
Lawn: ‘Funky Grass Textures (Checkered)‘ – Little Closet – no longer available

Pic 2
Avatar: ‘ZombieAvatar‘ – *COCO*L$0 – Past Free Gift (no longer available)
Moose: ‘Marty Moose‘ – Alouette (@Funny Puppet Fair) – L$65
House: ‘I Wanna Be A Cottage‘ – Erijoa – L$100

Windlight Setting: CalWL

 

Can’t Hang Around

My first post for Seraphim Backstage.. hope you enjoy!

Back to the Drawing Board

Back to the Drawing Board It’s been 8 months since my last blog post and, although I’ve missed blogging terribly, it was a much-needed break. I haven’t been well in rl and in my time away I’ve realised that trying to blog all the things! (and attempting to build) had become somewhat overwhelming. I was so weighed down trying to keep up with events that I lost some of the love I had for in-world photography.

Also, to my shame, I was becoming slap-dash in my creative approach. It didn’t help that there were some really obvious things that I should have learned already but that I’d somehow managed to remain oblivious to.. such as being able to take much better resolution photos. Fortunately, the wonderful Strawberry Singh has some excellent tutorials and, finally, I am paying attention!

So this time around I will be focusing on honing my blogger-craft by spending more time taking better constructed pictures and writing informative posts. I will, of course, try to keep up with current events and promotions (mostly because I’m a shopaholic) but there are blogs already out there that manage this much better than I ever will and I don’t want to burn out again. I’m also hoping to return to building, but that will be a much more gradual process.

Most of all I’m looking forward to learning new skills and sharing my little slice of Second Life with you all again.. and I promise future posts will probably not be quite this wordy – I just had a lot to catch you up on!

And so.. let the blogging (re)commence!

The inspiration for this post came on a random shopping trip which led me to Mad Echo. I’d previously purchased one of their very cute Neko Clutch purses on the Marketplace and I wanted to see what the store was like. My eye was drawn (geddit?) to this Sketchbook Costume as I hadn’t seen anything like it before and I was really impressed with the style. It took a little while to dawn on me that this was how I wanted to return to blogging, but once it did I was so excited to complete the look!

Kitten’s included hair texture is absolutely brilliant and worked so well with most of the modifiable hair I had in my inventory though in the end I settled on the very cute (and currently on promotion) style by A&A as I thought it complimented my sketch-avi’s face the best. I modified my shape a little more than usual to work with this skin, opening up the eyes and tweaking the mouth to really show off its beautiful detail.

My first real challenge was clothing – I really wanted to keep to a paper theme but I couldn’t find anything pre-made that fitted the idea I had in my head – which was the kind of cut-outs you would put on a paper doll.  So, I looked at a few websites and found some lovely designs (free for personal use) at Paper Thin Personas; not wanting anything too detailed, I just took a rough trace of this dress on the bottom right. At first I kept the tabs because I thought they would look cute but they didn’t work well with my pose in the end so I took them out. Finally, I filled the shape with this lovely crumpled paper texture, uploaded it, slapped it on a prim, attached and positioned it. I could have possibly made something more sophisticated but I wanted it to look rough-and-ready and I think it kinda works.

For the shoes I simply found a modifiable pair of ballet pumps I already had in my inventory and added the same texture to them.

Everything else was pretty straight forward and you can find the full credits after the next pic.

I hope you enjoy this post – I’m really excited to be back!

such a pretty face

such a pretty face

Credits

Skin: ‘My Sketchbook Skin‘ – Mad EchoL$250 (also includes eyes, hair texture and Tango/Phat Azz appliers)
Eyes: ‘My Sketchbook Eyes‘ – see above
Hair: ‘Claire (Light Blonde)‘ – A&AL$1 – Marketplace Promo (modified with texture included above)
Dress: item made by yours truly specifically for this post, see blog text for details.
Shoes: ‘Meadow Flats‘ – DECOL$150
Shape: ‘Keri‘ – Panda PunxL$0 – Group Gift [Free to Join] (face and body slightly modified, more info here)
Pose: ‘Innocent_two.1‘ – oOo StudioL$0 – VIP Group Gift [L$100 to Join] (arm positions modified with Animare)

Room: ‘Blind‘ – GlitteratiL$100 – Marketplace Only
Wall Art: ‘Flyaway Wall Art (Birds, Black)‘ – {what next}L$125 (collection of 6 frames with decals)
Rug: ‘Just A Rug 2‘ [Full Perm] – w.a.f.MESHL$1 – Marketplace Dollarbie (modified with Crumpled Paper texture)

Windlight Setting: [NB] Sepia 1700

Kisha Noir

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I’ve been bargain hunting and picked up this lovely dress from Dashwood Collection on the Marketplace for free, as well as some other goodies..

Hair: ‘Caffee Corretto (Jet Black)‘ – LoQ HairL$220 – Black Pack
Skin: ‘Kisha Skin Glamour‘ – S H O C KL$0 – Group Gift [Free to Join]
(or dollarbie on Marketplace)
Eyes: ‘Deep Sky Eyes – London Fog‘ (4 levels of whites) – MayflyL$0 – Free Colour
Necklace: ‘Stacked Pearls (Multicolor)‘ – lassitude & ennui (@Shop Free*Style) – L$0 – Freebie
Dress: ‘Raven Noir‘ – Dashwood Collection (Marketplace) – L$0 – Freebie
Nails: ‘Clear Glitter (French Fresh)‘ – Candy NailL$90
Shoes: ‘Classic Pumps (Grey -60)‘ – Plausible BodyL$0 – Open Price (Monochrome Pack)
Shape: ‘Keri‘ (modded) – Panda PunxL$0– Past Group Gift [Free to Join]

Model 318‘ pose by Glitterati
Location: Gardens of Grace (Blue Moon)

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Anon

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The Plastik has an absolute bargain out for Lazy Sunday: for just L$75 you get necklaces (3 lengths), earrings, 2 tops, jacket, skinny jeans, skirt, sneakers and heels – all excellent quality, too!

Also, I’ve been waiting for a chance to show off these super-cute lip tattoos by [#7] DISCOVERY at The Gallery Gift Shop – I think they’re so much fun and they are only L$35 for 4 colours ❤

Hair: ‘BerryJuice (Hypnotic Red)‘ (mesh) – LoQ Hair (@TDR Fusion) – L$70 – Exclusive Fatpack
Skin: ‘Petal [Dark] Party Girl-Bubbly 1‘ – CurioL$0 – Past Group Gift [Free to Join]
Eyes: ‘Beginner Lenses (Ghost)‘ – Chus!L$0 – Freebie
Eye makeup: ‘Eyeliner So Cute (Red)‘ – MONS (Marketplace) – L$1 – Dollarbie Promo – 12 colours included
Lip Tattoo: ‘Mustache Your Lips (Red)‘ – no.7 (@TGGS) – L$35 – 4 colours included*
Outfit: ‘Anon‘ (mesh) – The PlastikL$75 – Lazy Sunday
(includes shoes, tops, skirts, jackets and jewelry – more than is shown here)
Nails: ‘Cross Nails‘ (mesh) – Nemezi (Marketplace) – L$1 – Dollarbie
Ring: ‘Cameo Ring‘ – ScrubL$0 – Past hunt Prize
Shape: ‘Keri‘ (modded) – Panda PunxL$0– Past Group Gift [Free to Join]

Vendors – 5‘ pose by Glitterati
Location: London Village

(*Review copy gratefully received! <3)

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