52 weeks of colour challenge — week 4, plum

The look: easy. I like plummy shades, I live in jeans, I dig argyle like you wouldn’t believe and I’d kill for big, slightly bedraggled hair.

The photos: not so easy. Once I saw the pink bicycle standing neglected in a park, I had to do something with it but the lighting and pose angles would not play nicely with the lag. My avatar eventually sat serenely and then launched into the beckoning twilight while no one was looking.

Luna’s challenge is an amazing amount of fun to dust off neglected inventory pieces, discover new designers and check out hundreds of inspiring ideas in the Flickr group. It’s never too late to join in.

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Wearing:

Skin: Chaisuki ‘Paris’, Vanille, 08, with included purple blush and no 17 lip colour
Hair: Shag ‘Adore Me’, Blonde
Eyes: Ibanez ‘Horizon’, Lilypad
Nails: Candy #P000 Basic Prim Nails Purple 04
Vest and Jeans: Lapointe & Bastchild ‘Mischief’ Hoodie and Jeans Set, Grape
Shirt: LMD ‘Kylie, Violet
Shoes: Tesla ‘High Oxford’, Berry
Necklace: Bandit ‘Passion’, Red
Poses: SEmotion Studio Female Full Pack and Olive Juice Posey Pose Pack
Location: Classy Town, SKIMI Central

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Beauty in barrenness

The frolicking image in the previous post attracted the attention of the talented and generous Alleslst Klaar (her Flickr gallery is a playground of creativity and feminine strength and I’m most enamoured with her ‘Time is a Mistress’ photos).

I am but a mere grasshopper in exploiting (and surviving) SL’s environmental and photographic features, and Alles kindly invited me to Voc Linda for a trial photo shoot. She has imaginative visions of gritty beauty and fantasy scene scapes and I returned yesterday to portray the first tentative step of my avatar’s descent into elegant decay. Something tells me Alles is going to be responsible for my progression further down a post-apocalyptic path — I can’t wait.

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Wearing:

Skin: Chaisuki ‘Vanille’, 14, with included smudged makeup layer
Hair: Truth ‘Zoe’, Mirage
Eyes: Ibanez ‘Horizon’, Loch Ness
Lashes: LAQROKI Black Mascara 01 ‘Dramatic’
Dress and Headpiece: [LeeZu!] ‘Aimee’, Black
Shoes: Tart ‘Buckle’ Stiletto, Black
Jewellery: Bandit ‘Princess’ Diamond Set
Poses: Olive Juice Posey Pose Pack
Location: Voc Linda

52 weeks of colour challenge — week 3, goldenrod

I checked goldenrod on a colour chart and the swatch looked like a glass of champagne infused with a saffron thread. Thankfully the clever folk at Pantone have mapped dark and pale goldenrods to expand the choices in this pretty but tricky hue. I went for an extra pinch of saffron.

I found a dress in the Reale shop but could have bought half a dozen (and probably will for any green, white and red 52 weeks of colour challenges). I’ve loved scouring the grid for pieces and discovering designers I’d have never otherwise found.

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Wearing:

Skin: LAQROKI ‘Elin 10 (Fair)’ Glow
Lashes: LAQROKI Black Mascara 01 ‘Flirty’
Hair: Dernier Cri ‘Ann 03’, Blonde Shades
Eyes: Ibanez ‘Colour Glow’, Elrod
Dress: Reale ‘Paete’, Old Gold
Shoes: Stiletto Moody ‘Pinup’, Russet Patent
Necklace, Bracelets, Earrings: Persona ‘Mighty Heart’, Bronze
Ring: Bandit ‘Pasha’, Topaz
Poses: Agapee Gown Set 3 and Olive Juice Posey Pose Pack
Location: Alirium

Think with some pink

Do you ever buy an item of clothing and then sit blankly in front of the screen wondering what to wear with it? These jeans were hunted down voraciously and dragged to my inventory but I had no idea how to accessorise them.

I won’t get away with wearing nothing between me and my jeans a la Brooke Shields (that’s an old-person reference to you young ‘uns) so I picked up some Oxford-style shoes and a wonderfully-rendered, stylish lace knit. Seeing the attention to detail in the knits, purls and yarn overs makes my heart sing — I only wish my RL knitting was so tidy.

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Wearing:

Skin: Baiastice ‘Pulchra’ Peach, Makeup 27
Hair: !VA! ‘Bimba’, Blonde
Eyes: Ibanez ‘Horizon’, Lilypad
Nails: Candy #P000 Basic Prim Nails Pink 06
Top: Little Fish ‘Spring’ Sweater, Pink (hood not worn)
Jeans: BoHo HoBo Flared Jeans, Flowers (worn with optional flared cuffs)
Necklace: Bandit ‘Passion’, Red
Shoes: Tesla ‘High Oxford’, Berry
Poses: SEmotion Studio Female Full Pack
Venue: The Looking Glass, Horizon Dream

52 weeks of colour challenge – week 2, blue

The page in my dictionary that lists ‘moderation’ seems to have been ripped out — just look inside my RL pantry and there’s either no chocolate or five different blocks. After playing with the subtleties of monochromes in Luna Jubilee’s first colour challenge, I experienced a hue-related backlash and wanted colour. Lots of colour. All the pretty colours!

And I wanted a sundress the colour of a spring sky. With girly-girl details. Done, and I’m going to try this moderation thing for the next challenge. Please excuse me while I raid those blocks of Green & Black’s organic chocolate.

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Wearing:

Skin: Baiastice ‘Sunkiss’, Makeup 3
Hair: Truth ‘Blake’, Tahiti
Eyes: Ibanez ‘Horizon’, Lilypad
Dress: Mimikri ‘5th Ave’, Neptune
Shoes: Donna Flora ‘ISA’, Teal
Bracelet: Bear: Dark Mouse ‘Embrace of Flowers’ Lucite Bangle
Ring: Donna Flora ‘Camelia’
Poses: Agapee Gown Set 8 and SEmotion Studio Female Full Pack
Location: Garden of Change

52 weeks of colour challenge – week 1, grey

I feel like I’m late to Luna Jubilee‘s blog party and everyone’s gone home, leaving me to dregs of warm punch and upended bowls of French onion dip flecked with broken biscuit pieces. But I’ve been so inspired by seeing everyone else’s creativity in shades of grey that I am going to shop like crazy and catch up. Look out blue and goldenrod, here I come.

I don’t actively seek animals to feature in photos, but there was a cat in my lap and I think he took over the keyboard when I wasn’t paying attention.

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Wearing:

Skin: Baiastice ‘Pulchra’ Peach, Makeup 27
Hair: Shag ‘Adore Me’, Blonde
Eyes: Ibanez ‘Horizon’, Lilypad
Glasses: Gudshu Glasses ‘Submariner’
Nails: Candy #P000 Basic Prim Nails Silver 05
Top: [Stellar] Timeless Knit Dress, Grey
Scarf: by Myrtil Agaly, ‘Winter Bobble Scarf’, Grey (included hat not worn)
Tights: G-Series ‘Argyle 1’
Shoes: [Gos] ‘Urban’ Boot, Granite
Polar Bear: Puppy Dog Tails Polar Bear Plush
Poses: SEmotion Studio Female Full Pack
Location: Summer, Winter and Meadow Paradise

Casual crochet

I’m an enthusiastic knitter and over-enthusiastic collector of knitting books, and I couldn’t help buy a crochet bikini that included this summery top. Stopping for some jewel-coloured eyes also provided the perfect place to take some snapshots.

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Wearing:

Skin: Baiastice ‘Pulchra’ Sunkissed, Makeup 3
Hair: Calla ‘Eupatorium’ Lights, Blonde
Eyes: Ibanez ‘Horizon’, Bluebelle
Lashes: LAQROKI Black Mascara 01 ‘Flirty’
Top: SF Design ‘Caribbean’ Crochet Shirt (part of bikini set)
Jeans: League ‘Woodstock’ Regular Fit, Ice Blue
Necklace: YS&YS ‘Long Pearls’ Dawn
Earrings and Bracelet: Donna Flora ‘Alma’
Rings: Donna Flora ‘Alma’ on left hand, Donna Flora ‘Camelia’ on right hand
Shoes: Maitreya ‘Frenzy’, Pearl
Pose: Agapee Female Set 8
Location: Ibanez Eyes

Ice Princess

I had to drop everything and locate this gloriously flouncy maxi-dress the minute I saw it. Finding the right accessories took another three nights and I daren’t confess how much time I spent locating a winter wonderland to take photos.

However, I broke a cardinal rule of superseding software and deleted all my old SL viewers before installing version 2.2. My photos are now superimposed with black lines and Gaussian blurs in all the wrong places. Patience and the crop tool are virtues, I’ve been told.

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Wearing:

Skin: Baiastice ‘Pulchra’ Peach, Makeup 22
Hair: Truth ‘Nadine 2’ Light Blondes, Mirage
Eyes: Ibanez ‘Chrome’, Liquid
Lashes: LAQROKI Black Mascara 01 ‘Flirty’
Nails: Candy #P000 Basic Prim Nails Silver Monotone 5
Dress: Entre Mares ‘Sara’, Light Blue
Necklace and Earrings: Kunglers ‘Orquidea’
Shoes: Vita’s Boudoir ‘Romantic’
Poses: SEmotion Studio Female Full Pack (No 58) and Agapee Female Set 3
Location: Summer, Winter and Meadow Paradise