Once upon a time, I was a fae. I would roam the lands of a fantasy role play sim, wearing beautiful gowns and wings. But then sad things happened, I lost the love of my Slife, and left a land that no longer felt like home. I sometimes still miss the simple joy of fly-dancing with my beloved around the drum circle, surrounded by my best friends, Shay the fae, Maelenn the avariel, Eithne the dryad and Richy the dragon. So when I spotted the wings from Decoy at Collabor 88, it felt like a blast from the past, and I just had to put together an outfit with The Secret Store’s latest cutie, and find a whimsical place to take a picture.
Since I got my Lelutka Nova head, I’ve been wearing the same skin, as it was the only one I demoed that felt like me. Well I finally found another one, but, oh well, it’s yet again a skin from Lara Hurley. What can I say, her work is amazing. I’d also like to tell you about a store I discovered not long ago, Simple Bloom. If you’re not satisfied with your eyebrows, or if you want to try something different, and get a unique look, go visit their store, they have hundreds of different eyebrows, mostly BOM, and they are extremely well made.
Credits : – Body : Maitreya – Lara – Head : LeLutka – Nova – Shape : Banana Banshee – Nova Shape – Hair : Magika – Cassiopeia – Skin : Lara Hurley – Bryn layer [LeLutka] no brows ROSE PALE – Eyebrows : Simple Bloom – Evolution_female JuliaFire S.Straight Brunette – Lipstick : Lara Hurley – Bryn [LeLutka] MID/DARK/Pale/ROSEPALE lips 6 – Face Moles : Banana Banshee – Rosie Moles // Izzie’s – LeLutka – Face Moles dark – Body Moles : Izzie’s – Body Moles dark – Eyes : Banana Banshee (WIP) – Nails : EarthStones Sparkle & Shine Mani/Pedi – Fatpack – Maitreya – Dress : The Secret Store – Iris Silky Dress – Gold (NEW @ Collabor 88) – Shoes : The Secret Store – Stella Bow Strapped Heels – Wings : Decoy – Angela Wings: Cherry Wings (NEW @ Collabor 88) – Necklace : Nanika – Elle Necklace 3 Gold – Rings : Yummy – Fairytale Rings – Maitreya (NEW @ Collabor 88) – Shoes : The Secret Store – Stella Bow Strapped Heels
So, last Monday, I spent the best part of my day setting up for Fantasy Faire. I have OCD so you can imagine how having everything in the exact right spot is vital to me. Turns out, Alia Baroque’s gorgeous sim, Aetherea, suffers from an illness that the Linden are unable to identify (they find it “interesting”) and the sim isn’t working properly. On Saturday we were asked to please set up out most important vendors on a mini Aetherea, and this morning, I woke up to a notecard telling me to copy my whole set up to a mirror sim. I had a complete meltdown. Due to ONE item that appeared to be no copy (and that I only identified when I was almost done), I had to move my items pretty much one by one over to the new sim. I have to say, if it weren’t for a fellow fairelander and Alia’s impeccable work, I would have lost it. Anyway, now that I’m done, I can finally relax with a blog post.
Body : Maitreya – Lara
Head : LeLutka – Simone bento mesh head
Shape : Banana Banshee – Rosie shape
Hair : Wasabi Pills – Foxy
Lashes : Arte – Mixed Style Lashes
Eyes : Banana Banshee – Erin 8 (available at Fantasy Faire)
Skin : DeeTaleZ – Maria – European
Eye-liner : Izzie’s – Colorful Liners
Eyeshadow : Izzie’s – Glossy Eyeshadows
Lipstick : Izzie’s – Natural Lipsticks
Top : Decoy – Natalie Tunic
Legging : Neve – Zeezee – Neutral
Shoes : Maitreya – Zoie Boots
Necklace : Maxi Gossamer – Lucca leather and Chain
Poses : Paper Rabbit
Face expressions : Happy Dispatch – Bento Facial expression HUD
Astralia has released the boat every girly girl needs this round of THE ARCADE and I’m thinking I might just need a little vacation on the mighty Linden seas this week to celebrate. It comes complete with a bedroom so what else do I really need? Continue reading →
I don’t even remember when I purchased Filter Forge®, the popular third-party companion to PhotoShop® that lets you apply fancy filters to your photos. It was long ago, maybe 2008 or 2009. Anyway, I don’t even use PhotoShop anymore as my laptop has no CD/DVD drive to allow me to install it. With materials, shadows, mesh bodies, and all the other controls we have over our raw shots, there’s no real need for PhotoShop either, except for the super fancy portraits with painted hair and so on. I still use Filter Forge from time to time for the fun of it. I just open photos directly in the software. Anyway, it’s 80% off today so I thought I would play with it and let you all know that it’s deeply discounted. Please note, that is an ordinary link with no clever code that gives me some compensation for promoting their software. I just have the basic package, the cheapest one, and it has everything I need. I don’t need to do pictures bigger than 3000 by 3000, so it’s enough for me. The filter I am using today is Retro Imaging. All the filters are free, you only buy the software. Update: By the way, don’t get stressed by the discount ending today. They run a deep discount several times a year, so if you don’t do it today, you will get another chance in the next few months.
I am wearing an adorable dress and jacket from Decoy. It has a color change HUD with all sorts of options in prints and solids for the dress and matching solid colors for the jacket. The prints are inspired by Collabor88’s Greenery theme and if you get the big pack, there are some exclusive very bright, bold saturated color prints as well. That was not my mood this morning when I was snapping pictures so I went for the pastels, dreamy prints, probably because it was 3 AM and I was taking pics before I went to sleep. Continue reading →
There are a handful of people in SL that’ve been around forever and my friend Eb is one of them. He came over to visit, and we gossiped about his new loves and what’s going on in his SL.
I gotta get some couches with friends hanging out poses because I was cycling through poses and they were all way too “I don’t like you like that” for us to chill and talk. It was amusing to chill and talk about other women though, in what looked like wildly romantic poses, but that’s just not us.
He’s my second oldest friend still on the grid and it was fun to chill with him. And now I’m all caught up on his romantic life!
The question was asked yesterday, just before SHOETOPIA opened and I had to laugh and use it for my post. It was posed as a request for a landmark, but I couldn’t resist a bit of license.
Shoetopia IS a Shoegasm however, if you’re a shoe lover as I am. Cajsa has been doing an extensive job blogging all the lovelies and I have to admit, I’m pretty jealous of her presentation skills. She’s got the tools and the talent, and her bright sunny photos make me covet everything I see. (Just like Hannibal Lecter said) Continue reading →
I’m missing some sort of female knowledge base, wherein information about plants is kept. I always feel like I’m supposed to know wtf some plant is, and really my knowledge base is limited to roses, daisies, dandelions and possibly tulips if they aren’t strangely flowered.
So when I got to rezz these succulents from MISH MISH my brain said SO THAT’S WHAT THOSE ARE! I’ve heard this term forever, I had no idea. Also, I’ve seen this plant a million times and had no idea what it was. Continue reading →