Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Look 89

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I feel like I'm finally getting the hang of taking photographs in SL again... I only adjusted the curves on these in photoshop - otherwise that's my raw graphics. Not bad!

My Look
SKIN: Enfer Sombre* | May - Porcelain (catwa applier - shown on 'Jessica') |
EYES: The Sugar Garden | Luminate - aquamarine |
EARS: Mandala | Steking Ears |
FRECKLES: Imeka | (catwa applier) |
HAIR: Exile | Laison - Naturals | @collabor88 |
RINGS: Kibitz | Misti Rings - gold |
SHOES: Fri.Day | Rowena Heels - coral | @collabor88 |
LINGERIE: Erratic | Diana - Noir [maitreya] | @collabor88 |

all poses by Imeka
Location - Black Kite

Monday, August 15, 2016

Look 88

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My Look:
SKIN: Enfer Sombre* | Gaby - Peach (catwa applier - shown on 'Jessica') |
EYES: The Sugar Garden | Luminate - aquamarine |
EARS: Mandala | Steking Ears |
FRECKLES: Imeka | (catwa applier) |
HAIR: Little Bones | Daya - Blends Pack |
NECKLACE: Kibitz | Gabi necklace - gold |
GLASSES: Fetch | kitty meow glasses | @manga fair |
JACKET + TOP: NS::| Tropical Bomber - HUD change [maitreya] | @The Thriftshop |
JEANS: Candy Doll | Pilar Jeans - Shade IX [maitreya] | @fameshed |
SHOES: VALE KOER | Alter Platforms - HUD Change [maitreya] |
DRINK: BunBun | Soda Float - Blueberry | @bon voyage |

Thursday, August 11, 2016


I joined SL in Spring of 2012, just as mesh clothes were starting to hit the grid. I knew right away that most of my time in SL would be spent dressing up, but those early days were tricky. A lot of mesh clothes still fit oddly, and availability was scarce. I was cautious about spending lindens and mostly collected as many freebies/cheapies as possible at first. My first shape was a free one off marketplace that I modified, and my first skin was a 100L 'cheap skin' that seemed kinda pricey to me at the time, ha. Going through my inventory, I thought it would be fun to look at how my 'look' evolved over the years (including the two year hiatus I recently came back from), so I put together a photo montage.

From left to right:

#1: My first shape was really slim and petite, with kind of a pointy face. The cheap 100L skin was by JeSyLilo (is the creator still around, I wonder?) and it's kinda interesting that I went for something so tan considering that I only got more pale from there on out. The eyes were mesh eyes by Umeboshi that I picked up during a hunt. 

#2: Same shape as #1, but with a skin by Fashionably Dead. It was the first expensive skin I bought and I wore it a LOT.

#3: Here I changed my shape so that it was taller and curvier, with a slightly fuller face and wide-set eyes. The new skin set was also by JeSyLilo, called "Kitty," I believe, and I fell in love with the lips on it. The eyes were from IKON.

#4: Here's the same shape but with a skin by My Ugly Dorothy. I collected a whole bunch of her skins over the years, as the creator used to put cheapies out on the weekend. 

#5: When I discovered The Sugar Garden skins that's pretty much all I wore until I moved on to a mesh head and body. This skin is "Baby" in the X-tone, worn with the luminate mesh eyes, also by TSG. 

#6: And now I'm fully aboard the mesh train. I wear the Catwa "Jessica" head (I'm sorely tempted by "Bibi," too, but haven't taken the plunge yet) with the Lara Maitreya body. The only skins I've used so far are by Enfer Sombre, who has the 'look' that I prefer -- pale and kind of doll-like. I'm loving them a bunch, but even so I hope that some of my favorite skin creators from the past (the ones who are still active, anyway) will consider making appliers for the Catwa heads. Time will tell!  

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Look 87


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Lots of great events across the grid, as usual, and so many things to choose from that it's hard to make a stinkin' decision at times. I checked out loads of things at the Mesh Body Addicts event, and while I was sorely tempted by many new products, I decided to stick with my Maitreya Lara body and Catwa Jessica head for the time being -- however, I have definitely added a bunch of stuff to my on-going 'wish list.' It's getting LONG, agh. 

My Look:
SKIN: Enfer Sombre* | Susie - Porcelain (catwa applier) |
EYES: The Sugar Garden | Luminate - aquamarine |
FRECKLES: Imeka | (catwa applier) |
HAIR: Little Bones | Nika - Lights Pack  | @fameshed |
NECKLACE: LpOca | Cross | Dolarbie$!!
ARM STRAPS: Katat0nik | Arm Straps - Color Change |
GLASSES: ZOOM | Lissa glasses - Color Change | @fameshed
TATTOO: Datum | Flickers [maitreya] | Dollarbie$!!
NAILS: Sparkle Bunny | Glitter Star Polish [maitreya] | Dollarbie$!!
TOP: Candydoll | Ashlynn Top - Lavender [maitreya] | @Uber |
SKIRT: Moon Elixir | Angelic Skirt - Mint [maitreya] | @MBA |
SHOES: KC | Zany Plateau - Color Change [maitreya] |

Poses all by Imeka

Friday, July 29, 2016

Look 86: Uber Mix


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The Uber Event is underway and features great creations from some of my favorite designers. I'm one of those people who likes to pair something skimpy with something a little more conservative, so I had fun finding pieces to compliment this pink bikini set by Spirit. I ended up going with COCO's bell-sleeved knit top and Tetra's pleated skirt, and really like the final effect! 

My Look 1:
SKIN: Enfer Sombre* | Susie - Porcelain (catwa applier) |
EYES: The Sugar Garden | Luminate - Dark Brown |
FRECKLES: Imeka | (catwa applier) |
HAIR: Lovey-Dovey | Blossom - Mish Mash |
NECKLACE: Yummy | Pineapple Paradise - Gold | @N21 |
TATTOO: Nylon Outfitters |  @Uber
TOP: SPIRIT | Eli Bra | @Uber |
SKIRT: Tetra | Pleated Skirt - Onyx | @Uber |
SHOES: Just Design | @Uber |

My Look 2:
SKIN: Enfer Sombre* | May - Porcelain (catwa applier) |
EYES: The Sugar Garden | Luminate - Aquamarine |
FRECKLES: Imeka | (catwa applier) |
HAIR: Lovey-Dovey | Sage - Mish Mash | 
FLOWER CROWN: Astralia | Thorne Roses Headpiece | @collabor88 |
STOCKINGS: AviCandy | Garter Socks - Pastels |
TOP: COCO | Bell-sleeve Top - Black | @Uber |
BOTTOM: SPIRIT | Eli Panties | @Uber |
SHOES: Reign | Tuscola Wedges | @Uber |

Poses all by Imeka

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Look 85: Going, going, gone

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*sneaks in after a near 3-year hiatus*

It's almost the end of July, which means almost the end of monthly fairs and events. Get your fill while you still can.

My Look:
SKIN: Enfer Sombre* | May - Porcelain (shown on Catwa 'Jessica' Head) |
EYES: The Sugar Garden | Luminate - Pink |
HAIR: [e] | Haley - Whites | @Hair Fair |
FRECKLES: Imeka | @The Seasons Story |
SOCKS: Empire | Peruvian Socks (for Maitreya Lara) | @Kawaii Project |
SHOES [VALE KORE] | Anka Leather Boots - Black | @collabor88 |
OUTFIT: -Pixicat- | Casual Dungaree - Floral nr1 | @collabor88 |
POSE: Imeka | 'Lu' | 

Location - Honeycomb

Friday, December 13, 2013

Look 84: A River So Long

Pastels in winter? Why not, I say. The fading sunlight is actually a perfect accompaniment to blushy pink and frosty mint tones -  a palette I used to inspire both my outdoor setting and my outfit. I picked up quite a few items featured here from Collabor88: the flared coat by The Secret Store, the fluffy lambs by MishMish, hat by Milk Motion, and poses by Imeka. The pink skates are also by The Secret Store, the pink hair is by Clawtooth, and both can be found at the Arcade event. I don't even want to tell you how many lindens I spent to finally get the pink skates! :)

My Look:
SKIN: The Sugar Garden | Luna - X Tone |
EYES: The Sugar Garden | Luminate - Pink |
HAIR: Clawtooth | Closer - Pink and Pretty | @ The Arcade |
LIPS: The Sugar Garden | Sweet Luna Lipsgloss - Twizzler |
BLUSH & Freckles | Sugar Heart | Sweetheart Speckles + Crush Blush |
COLLAR: Tram | Scallop Collar - Texture Change |
HAT: Milk Motion | Faux Fur Hat - Beige Deer | @ Dec C88 |
MITTENS: Pixel Mode | Suede Mittens - Pink |
TIGHTS: Cannibelle | Toile de Jouy Tights - Beige |
CAPE: May's Soul | Forest Cape - Deer | @ 25L Holiday Bazaar |
SKATES: The Secret Store | Candy Polka | @ The Arcade |
COAT: The Secret Store | Sarah Dress Coat - Mint | @ Dec C88 |
POSE 1: Imeka | "Katie" Set | @ Dec C88 |
POSE 2 & 3: Imeka | "Reika" Set |  @ Dec C88 |

My Room:
BUSHES: Two Moon Gardens |
TREE: Thus Magic |
SHEEP: Mish Mish | @ Dec C88 |