When I went to Chakryn Forest I had no idea I would be falling down the rabbit hole. I just knew I had dressed up like a giant salt water taffy and should stay away from seaside resorts. You know, my favorite group in Second Life® is the Impossible In Real Life group. I get weekly (or thereabouts) notices of new builds and highlights – places to go, things to see. Many of the places I use in my photos I found through NPIRL. Chakryn Forest is just such a place and home of the group owner and organizer, Bettina Tizzy.
This is a forest for wandering – there’s hidden caves, underwater forests and a handsome Frenchman waiting to show you around, saying “Venez!” Actually, I presume he is not always there, but I was lucky enough to tp there when he was channeling his inner tour guide. Anyway, he’s the one that showed me through the rabbit hole.
This is just part of a lovely House of Cards Tableau, but i will let you find the rest yourself. Just find the White Rabbit and go straight south.
Now, this salt water taffy confection of a dress is really named Melted Deck Chair and is from twee. I understand where the name comes from, but really, doesn’t Salt Water Taffy sound more enticing? I wanted to wear some mint green shoes with this. I searched as far and wide as I was willing to search considering I had perfectly lovely pink shoes on hand with this Skyliners from Shiny Things. The always reliable, oh-so-versatile Jelly Tots jewelry from Fresh Baked Goods matched the girliness of the dress as did the frou-frou farfelu bag from Paper Couture.
The skin is Laqroki’s Emma – delightfully feminine and freckly and the playful hair is from JunWave. Now, lest you think I went all crazy with the Diffuse Glow filter and Gaussian Blur, let me assure you they were not used. This effect is mainly from using the Blizzard present in Windlight and then ramping it up a notch just to give it that cool early morning feeling of the forest while the dew is still on the leaves and the mist has not burned off. You can see more photos, including non-blizzard ones on my flickr.
Photography by Cajsa Lilliehook MDR Photo Studio
- Eyes: IC-Eyes Soulful Hazel
- Skin: Laqroki Emma Smokey 01
- Hair: Junwave Sweet Lady
- Dress: twee Melted Deck Chair
- Shoes: Shiny Things Skyliners
- Jewelry Fresh Baked Goods Muted Jelly Tots Silver
- Headband from Waka & Yuki
- Handbag: Paper Couture Farfelu Bag