Down the Rabbit Hole

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And thus begins life with a mesh head. That’s what I figured out after a week of demoing heads, skins, and body appliers to figure out which I liked the best. When it was becoming a bit overwhelming, I realized maybe I didn’t want to do this yet. And as I took off the head I’d been testing, I realized… I can’t go back. The smoothness and ease, look and feel, was already becoming in my eyes better than my old system head look (even though I loved it very much).

Maybe it shouldn’t have been such a process, but let me just say – if you are a picky person like me, who changes skins once very 1-2 years with no major shape changes for about 7 years, then be prepared. Diving into the world of Mesh Heads will take you awhile, too. Tones might be off, or the body texturing doesn’t match the quality of the face. Yes, some even still have an issue with seams. Demo demo demo.

Finally, though, for now I’ve settled on Lelutka’s Karin with a Glam Affair skin. I also have Catwa’s Candy that I have both a Glam Affair skin and a Lara Hurley skin to use, should I feel so inclined.

Body: Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body
Head: Lelutka – Karin
Skin: Glam Affair – Trixy
Eyes: IKON – Sovereign Eyes
Hair: Truth – Kora
Top: Addams – Amy Crop Top (June Uber)
Skirt: Addams – Amy Long Skirt (June Uber)
Shoes: Fri.day – Dusty Sandals (May Collabor88)
Feet: Slink – Womens Natural Barefeet
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Relaxed)
Makeup: Lara Hurley – Giulia (lips) (Summerfest)
Pose: Marukin – Berry (hy02-04)
Location: Hathian

No One’s Watching

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I had resisted diving into mesh heads for quite awhile now for the same reason I rarely ever get a new skin – I am picky. Way overly picky. And once I did start to check them out, I realized too how extensive and diverse the options are now. From skin to skin, lips to eyes, every option changes the look, and thus finding a fit for who my avatar has always been… well, it was a rabbit hole, for sure! I’m still in it, actually, but I’ve mostly settled for now on a lovely Glam Affair skin from this June’s round of Collabor88 (not used for this shot, but to be seen soon). More on that to come!

One trend I am loving in SL these days for us photo enthusiasts is main stores decorating the remainder of their sims in very picturesque settings. It’s lovely to visit, use for photographs, and especially in the case of my friend Lundy’s store, Hive, I found myself idling long after I was done just enjoying the setting while working on other things.

Body: Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body
Head: Lelutka – Karin
Skin: League – Luna (sunkiss)
Eyes: IKON – Sovereign Eyes
Hair: Truth – Elira (May Uber)
Top: ISON – Cropped Button Up (Navy Stripe) (June Collabor88)
Skirt: Blueberry – Letia
Shoes: FLite – Lowtop Ducks (White)
Feet: Slink – Womens Natural Barefeet
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Relaxed)
Makeup: Lara Hurley – Giulia (lips) (Summerfest)
Jewelry: Magic Nook – Summer Hoops
Pose: oOo Poses – Ballerina Five
Location: Honeycomb (Hive mainstore)

A Place to Disappear to

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This is one of those occasions where I was surfing through marketplace, pages upon pages of searches, and stumbled upon this top from Villena. I’m not even sure if it’s newer or if it’s been out for awhile, but doesn’t matter; I love it! It’s also worth mentioning that, while this photo doesn’t show it off, these new shorts from Addams are incredibly bootylicious, emphasized no doubt by the new boots at Collabor88 from ISON. They even come with a Maitreya-specific fit (best way to Boot, really.)

Body: Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body
Skin: League – Erin (Sunkiss)
Eyes: IKON – Sovereign Eyes
Hair: Elikatira – Wendice
Top: Villena – Sweatshirt (Bandana Print)
Shorts: Addams – Malena Denim Short High Rise
Shoes: ISON – Leather Knee Boots (Black) (November Collabor88)
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Relaxed)
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Groomed Eyelashes, Filthy – Lashes 1
Jewelry: Earthstones – Mahika Necklace, Misha Jesuil – Belly Ring for Maitreya Lara
Sunglasses: Yummy – Karina Sunglasses (Black)
Pose: Marukin – Poppy – Gleaming Bergamot
Location: Devils Pocket

How We Roll

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Over time, you might find those brands who slowly creep their way into your inventory’s heart, filling it up. And then there’s others, who do it more rapidly, because every release is something you must have. Addams is the latter, because not only is the rigging so well with my Maitreya Lara body, the styles are just so on point. Especially this top from the current round at Collabor88 (which hopefully should be… maybe? less crowded now that it’s been two days, but I don’t know – it was insane getting in!) It’s made to go over the bikini top that’s also on sale, but easily can be worn without. It matches perfectly with the not-new-but-new-to-me worn jeans at the mainstore location.

Now, I’m not really sure which category Lamb falls into; I just know that over the years, I’ve collected a ton of her hair. And definitely added two more that are out now at C88. One drapes a little more over the face (shown), the other a bit more off of the face, and both with these loose waves I wish I could pull off in RL.

Body: Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body
Skin: League – Erin (Sunkiss)
Eyes: IKON – Sovereign Eyes
Hair: Lamb – Flower (August Collabor88)
Top: Addams – Sophia Tank Top (August Collabor88)
Pants: Addams – Worn Jeans (rolled)
Shoes: ieQED – Emmy Wedge (Marsala)
Feet: Slink – Womens Barefeet (High)
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Casual v1)
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Groomed Eyelashes, Filthy – Lashes 1
Jewelry: Earthstones – Mahika Necklace, Misha Jesuil – Belly Ring for Maitreya Lara
Pose: Marukin – Berry – Hy02-04
Location: Hathian

Electric Boogaloo

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I think since I started this blog 3+ years ago, I’ve wanted to use that title. And while it’s sadly for a post inspired by Breakin’ 2, it is inspired by what’s actually been among my favorite rounds of Uber so far! And I wasn’t sure what to expect; neon and Miami can go a few different ways. But I bought so much, and I just wanna wear it all… all the time! But I’m a child of the 80’s, neon is in our blood, isn’t it?

Body: Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body
Skin: League – Erin (Sunkiss)
Eyes: IKON – Sovereign Eyes
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Blair (May Uber)
Dress: Foxes – Breezy Dress (Summer) (May Uber)
Shoes: Just Design – Flash (Fluo Green) (May Uber)
Feet: Slink – Womens Natural Barefeet
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Relaxed)
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Groomed Eyelashes, Filthy – Lashes
Jewelry: Izzie’s – Miami Neon set (May Uber)
Chair: Pixel Mode – Bubble Chair (May Uber)

Promise me…

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“Promise me one thing:
don’t take me home until I’m drunk;
very drunk indeed.”
…Breakfast at Tiffany’s

On Peri:
Skin: League – Erin (Sunkiss)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes
Hair: Elikatira – Breathe
Dress: Tres Blah – Audrey Dress
Hat: Tres Blah – Audrey Hat
Shoes: Belgravia – Patent 120
Feet: Slink – Womens Natural Barefeet (Mid)
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Casual v1)
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Wild Full Thick Eyelashes, Belleza – Eyeliner 3
Jewelry: Bliensen + MaiTai – Aurora Earrings
Sunglasses: Yummy – Karina Glasses (White)

On Esau:
Skin: Belleza – Shawn (Deep Tan 5)
Eyes: Mayfly – Liquid Light Eyes (Desert Dawn Shadow)
Hair: Entente – Serge Hair (Midnight Black)
Suit: EPIA – Pinstriped Business Suit (February 2014 The Mens Dept)

Pose: RACK Poses – The Sweetest Thing
Location: Black Bottom

To Be Queen

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We’re week two into both Pose Fair 2015 and the new season of Game of Thrones, both of which make this pose prop from Project Puppet so very fitting. I saw it, and immediately thought of Cersei’s battle for control, something she used to be very good at. I unfortunately know a bit more than I wanted to about where her story is headed (must be careful reading wikipedia!), but I’m excited to see how the TV show takes it nonetheless. And yes, perhaps one day, I’ll sit my butt down and read the books (…tell that to my bookshelf full of ‘to reads’). Head on down to Pose Fair to grab this before it’s too late!

Also, as if fate, Berry‘s Monday Meme for the week is.. TV Show! Check out her post and create your own on a blog, flickr, or any medium you choose!

Body: Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body
Skin: League – Erin (Sunkiss)
Eyes: IKON – Sovereign Eyes
Hair: Truth – Candy
Dress: FATEplay – Lena Dress (Quartz)
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Casual)
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Groomed Eyelashes, Filthy – Lashes 1
Pose: Project Puppet – Throne Prop (Pose Fair 2015)
Build: Barnesworth Anubis – Songo Courtyard

Color of Your Energy (Pose Fair 2015, Park 2)

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Continuing on with Pose Fair 2015, I found this awesome prop from Everglow. There’s actually a series of them, ranging from ones you hold, stand on, and sit (single sit, displayed above). They work well for decorating a scene, like how they sit under Grace & I while using Verocity‘s adorable new Girlfriends pose!

On Peri:
Body: Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body
Skin: League – Erin (Sunkiss)
Eyes: IKON – Sovereign Eyes
Hair: Tableau Vivant – Mokuzai (Female) (Xiasumi School Festival – Sakura)
Dress: COCO – Jersey Tank Dress (Blue 22) (March Chapter Four)
Shoes: 2Real – ARTFEX LMT (Grey) (April Mens Dept)
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Groomed Eyelashes, Filthy – Lashes 1, PXL – OpenMouth PRO
Jewelry: Maxi Gossamer – Baroque Teardrop Necklace

On Grace:
Skin: Pink Fuel – Harley (Latte)
Eyes: IKON – Sunrise Eyes
Hair: Magika – Hush
Top: Fashionably Dead – Buttoned Crop Tank (Black) (April Collabor88), Fashionably Dead – Wrapped Jacket (White) (April Collabor88)
Pants: Fashionably Dead – Dainty Shorts (Pink) (April Collabor88)
Shoes: Meli Imako – Mesh Ladies Sneakers
Makeup: Pink Fuel – Shimmer Eyeshadow (Light Smoke), Pink Fuel – Harley Lipstick (Beestung)

Pose 1 : Everglow – Skateboard #3 (prop) (Pose Fair 2015)
Pose 2 : Verocity – Girlfriends (Pose Fair 2015)
Location: Hathian

Power of Three (Pose Fair 2015, Part I)

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My favorite time of year has arrived! Pose Fair 2015 opened its doors on Saturday, and within this annual event are over 90 pose designers with new, exclusive poses for your photographic needs. RIDIC Poses has a few new sets out that I love, especially this triple set Tripsie. It’s perfect for showcasing what me & these two lovely ladies emptied our wallets on at this round of Collabor88! I also found a new-to-me designer, Nata Poses, with a number of static poses that I bought for future poses. Check them out – Pose Fair 2015 is open until April 25th!

Thank you to both Alex & Skye for posing with me! Check out both of their blogs for more of these ladies’ style!

On Alex (left):
Body: Slink – Physique
Skin: The Skinnery – Blair
Eyes: S0NG – Sublime
Hair: Taketomi – Arata
Dress: OAKEN by Noodles – Lauren Dress (April Collabor88)
Pants: Erratic – Printed Leggings (April Collabor88)
Shoes: Hucci – Jinan Sandal (April Collabor88)
Ears: Mandala – Steking Ears
Makeup: Pink Fuel – Harley Sheer Gloss – Dolly Red, New Faces – Vanity liner
Jewelry: FAUX – Pop Lock & Drop It Necklace (Gold), Cae – Wanderlust Paris, Schadenfreude – Sloth Wee Beastie Ring, Schadenfreude – Lion Wee Beastie Ring, Magic Nook – Simple Ring (Gold), Yummy – Dianity Tiara Ring (Blue), Noodles – Initial Bracelet Gold, Magic Nook – Sweet Thing Ring (Gold)

On Peri (middle):
Body: Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body
Skin: League – Erin (Sunkiss)
Eyes: IKON – Sovereign Eyes
Hair: Mithral – Lithium (Blondes)
Dress: Emery – Cherie Dress (April Collabor88)
Sweater: Fashionably Dead – Wrapped Jacket (April Collabor88)
Shoes: Fri.day – Juliette Boots
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Groomed Eyelashes, Filthy – Lashes 1, PXL – OpenMouth PRO

On Skye (right):
Body: Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body
Skin: DeeTalez – Anka
Eyes: IKON – Hope Eyes
Hair: Catwa – Rosy
Dress: Atomic’s NOIR – Pretty in Punk (April Collabor88)
Shoes: Remarkable Oblivion – Helvetica Heels
Makeup: DeeTaleZ – Makeup BLACK Eyeliner A
Jewelry: Cae – Eternity Ring, L&B “Trinity” Wedding Band

Pose 1: RIDIC Poses – Tripsie (Pose Fair 2015)
Pose 2: Nata Poses – Pose 27, Pose 26, Pose 04 (Pose Fair 2015)
Location: Hathian

This Bird Has Flown

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I know some of you are stuck in lower temperatures still, but down here in the South, mid-70s and sunshine are making every venture outdoors lovely. Though, admittedly, also brief, because… allergies, too. Anyway, ColdLogic was right on cue, recently unveiling a line of spring dresses that you can pick up right at the main store. Truth, too.. releasing a hair tailor made for warm breezy days. It’s over at Uber, and comes both with and without the hat!

Body: Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body
Skin: League – Erin (Sunkiss)
Eyes: IKON – Sovereign Eyes
Hair: Truth – Armelle (w/ Hat) (available at Uber)
Dress: ColdLogic – Turner (Onyx)
Shoes: Pure Poison – Lisa Sandals
Feet: Slink – Womens Rigged Natural Barefeet
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Casual v1)
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Groomed Eyelashes, Filthy – Lashes 1, PXL – OpenMouth PRO
Accessories: Yummy – Pendulum Necklace, Maitreya – Mesh Shopper (Minsk)
Pose: Exposeur – 3.15 Gift 2M
Location: Heart Song (Blithe)