LOTD 8.21

One of my favorite things and reasons for starting this blog back in 2011 was to dig back into my inventory for the things I quickly forget. And while none of these items are all that old (~a year I think?), they’ve all been sorely underused. Unfortunately, the skirt from Blueberry is a Luxebox exclusive, so to go back and buy it would cost a pretty linden. But there’s another similar skirt that’d work just as well at the mainstore (Blaire skirt).

Body: Maitreya – Lara
Head: Lelutka – Cate
Skin: Glam Affair – Agnes
Eyes: IKON – Sovereign Eyes
Hair: Truth – Rumor
Top: Addams – Tatiana Top
Skirt: Blueberry – Luxe Box December Skirt
Shoes: Fri.day – Daphne Platforms
Feet: Slink – Womens Natural Barefeet
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Relaxed)
Accessories: Kunst – Bullet Necklace
Pose: Fri.day – Rumor Pose 5
Background: Minimal – Underground Background 1

Drunk

There may be other people like us
Who see the flicker of a clipper when they light up
Flames just create us
but burns don’t heal like before

Body: Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body
Head: Lelutka – Cate
Skin: Glam Affair – Agnes
Eyes: IKON – Sovereign Eyes
Hair: Truth – Rumor
Top: Addams – Mellon Long Sleeves Shirt
Pants: Addams – Catalina Overall Short
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Relaxed)
Jewelry: Maxi Gossamer – Nattalle Wirework Earrings, Izzie’s – A 3 Coins Necklace
Pose: RK Poses – Mia 3
Location: Everwinter

Just Walk My Way

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I never escape the major events without dropping a bit of Ls. Even when the theme involves camo prints, which are normally not my interest, somehow these designers just bust their butt and churn out must-haves.

I love this dress from ALT by Truth – the way it contours the body, shows a bit of cleavage, keeps it sexy, & if you look close at the texture, the ‘fabric’ on it is fantastic.  There’s a military theme running throughout Uber this round (obviously), & even the accessories, like this necklace from Kunst, are on point!

Body: Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body
Head: Lelutka – Karin
Skin: Glam Affair – Trixy
Eyes: IKON – Sovereign Eyes
Hair: Lamb – Nevermind
Dress: ALT by Truth – Cadet Dress (Grey Camo) (October Uber)
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Relaxed)
Accessories: Yummy – Captain’s Aviators, Kunst – Bullet Necklace (October Uber)
Pose: oOo Poses – City Two
Location: Hathian

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)

When September Ends

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I could not be more excited for Autumn this year, because at least in my city, it has been hot and so very humid. Over it. It’s time to break out my traditional reading of Sleepy Hollow, put up the Fall garlands (oh yes), and celebrate some decorative gourds.

One of my favorite sims to take pictures on is Izzie’s Mainstore, because every season, she changes around the entire area into something new and perfect, utilizing current items from other stores even (like Hive‘s rare Barn from the Arcade! Beautiful.) Had to break out a few recent finds, like the new comfy sweater from Truth’s clothing brand, ALT by Truth, available at Uber, and these perfectly fit new pants from Neve! With so many jeans in my inventory, it was about time I mixed it up.

Body: Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body
Head: Lelutka – Karin
Skin: Glam Affair – Trixy
Eyes: IKON – Sovereign Eyes
Hair: Elikatira – Naara
Top: ALT by Truth – College Sweater (September Uber)
Pants: Neve – Artist Corduroy
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Relaxed)
Makeup: Lara Hurley – Giulia (lips)
Jewelry: Izzie’s – 3 Coin Necklace, Izzie’s – Eternity Bracelet
Pose: Marukin – WS_FEMME – Parisian Maiden
Location: Izzies

Waiting Game

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Newness abounds at both Shiny Shabby & N21! It’s not often I shop and immediately blog something, but the stars aligned with this one (artist inspiration helps). RK Poses has a single female set for sale at the former, along with a few couples poses and single male; very much adoring the quality here. AND.. over at N21, an event that took mucho money from me this round, Fashionably Dead has these perfect knit dresses for sale. I had to grab two.

Body: Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body
Head: Lelutka – Karin
Skin: Glam Affair – Trixy
Eyes: IKON – Sovereign Eyes
Hair: Truth – Fenella [Hat]
Dress: Fashionably Dead – Knit Basic Dress (Navy) (September N21)
Shoes: Reign – Boho Laced Sandals (Black)
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Relaxed)
Makeup: Lara Hurley – Giulia (lips)
Accessories: Kunst – Cigarette #2, Magic Nook – Summer Hoop
Pose: RK Poses – Jas 2 (Shiny Shabby)
Location: Dead End

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)

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

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)