Dunwich Macabre

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Dipping away from the norm, I found myself back at an old favorite gem in SL. It’s a long-standing sim based on the fictional town of Innsmouth, with its inherent creepiness amplified by my own personal soundtrack of Lovecraftian tunes, like this one from Caleb Hennessey. While it’s all pre-mesh, the effort remains unparalleled, especially for us Cthulhu enthusiasts.

I explored and crept around in a few new gems from Collabor88. Tres Blah put out the cutest set of regular and Halloween sweaters that finally fit the one shoulder look perfectly. Also, just in time for the coming winter season, Fri.day has a set of leg warmers out with a version for your favorite boots.

Body: Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body
Head: Lelutka – Karin
Skin: Glam Affair – Trixy
Eyes: IKON – Sovereign Eyes
Hair: Little Bones – May
Top: Tres Blah – Olsen Sweatshirt (Bones) (October Collabor88)
Skirt: Blueberry – Distressed Skirt
Tights: Izzie’s – Sheer Tights
Socks: Fri.day – Marnie Warmers (October Collabor88)
Shoes: Livalle – Nymph Lace-up Boots (Winter)
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Relaxed)
Makeup: Lara Hurley – Giulia (lips)
Pose: Fri.day – Rumor Pose 1
Location: Innsmouth

I guess I had a naive heart, cause boy, I let you have it

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I could spend all day over at It All Starts with a Smile exploring the autumnal setup Kaelyn Alecto has going on. As an entire sim full of picturesque spaces, you’ll find yourself like I did, staying long after the camera has been put away just to check out the views. I highly recommend a visit.

Body: Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body
Head: Lelutka – Karin
Skin: Glam Affair – Trixy
Eyes: IKON – Sovereign Eyes
Hair: Truth – Lyric (1 side)
Top: Tee*fy – Rhea Unbutton Top (Sept Collabor88)
Pants: Blueberry – Tali Fall Pants
Waist: KITJA – Rebeca Waist Shirt
Shoes: Ingenue – Sabrina Flats (July Collabor88)
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Relaxed)
Makeup: Lara Hurley – Giulia (lips)
Jewelry: Izzie’s – 3 Coin Necklace (July Epiphany)
Pose: Voir Animations – [St pose 34]
Location: Heavenly Groove (It all starts with a smile)

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)