52 weeks of colour, 39 — melon

I checked the colour chip for this week’s 52 weeks of colour challenge but I experienced choice overload when I thought of canteloupe, honeydew melon and watermelon so I went for the latter. I bought unrelated pieces of clothing when roaming in-world and none of the colours were happy shades of melon so I went back to R.icielli and just bought stuff that looked like it matched.

And then I struggled with photos on four different shoots to get a look that didn’t look like I’d been kidnapped back to the 1980s, argh. I’m still not happy with the rain but it’s all part of a lesson towards improving my image editing skills.

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Wearing:

Skin: LAQ ‘Elin 07 (Fair)’ Glow
Makeup: Chelle ‘Tropical’, Pink/Yellow
Hair: LeLutka ‘Adena’, Sweeden
Eyes: Moon Goddess ‘Blue Ice’
Top: R.icielli ‘Larissa’ Mini Top, Floral Fresh 2
Jacket: R.icielli ‘Alexandria’ Leather Jacket, Goiaba
Skirt: R.icielli ‘Serena’, Tropicalla II 2
Shoes: Vive 9 ‘Rita’, Magenta
Socks: Boom ‘Folded Wool’, Cream (without fold)
Necklace: YS&YS ‘Long Pearls’, Summer
Rings: Dark Mouse ‘Statement’, Brilliance (left), Donna Flora ‘Camelia’ (right)
Umbrella: !Worn? Deluxe Umbrella
Pose: Dare ‘Balance’
Location: World’s End

Dream pixie

I wasn’t sleeping well and imagined an off-the-planet theory of naughty pixies that sprinkle the dreams of slumbering insomniacs with nightmares.

As I was window shopping in the marketplace I saw this outfit and thought, ah ha, this is what my dream pixie looks like until she turns evil and wakes me at 3am for no reason except because she can.

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Wearing:

Skin: LAQ ‘Elin 02 (Fair)’ Glow
Lips: L Fauna ‘Pinks’, Pink 1
Face Tattoo: Chaisuki ‘Snow’ 03
Hair: Vita’s Boudoir ‘Tulip’
Eyes: Amacci ‘Real Eyes’, Sapphire
Outfit: Lillou’s Designs ‘Eleana’ (includes wings)
Shoes: Vita’s Boudoir ‘Romantic’ (not shown)
Pose: Agapee Free Pose No 30
Location: Lost World

52 weeks of colour, 38 – patriarch

Looking up purple and its variants in the marketplace was another trip down memory lane with some designers’ old photos featuring flat-faced avatars and garish satin gowns. Tough week, even though royal purple is one of my favourite colours.

I dusted off an old Blaze gown but found this unworn underwear set and chose to bounce about in my smalls instead.

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Wearing:

Skin: LAQROKI ‘Elin 09 (Fair)’ Glow
Lips: Chaisuki ‘Paris’ Lips 04 Vanille
Hair: LeLutka ‘Amanda 2’, Sweeden
Eyes: Amacci ‘Real Eyes’, Golden Green
Lingerie: Swansong ‘Provocateur’, Grape (colour tinted in editing)
Pose: Olive Juice ‘From Heaven’
Location: Lost World

52 weeks of colour, 37 — lemon

The first thing that popped into my mind when I read Luna‘s choice of colour for this week was lemon meringue pie.

I got it close. Just stick a spatula under my feet and slide me on a dessert plate.

My mum made me a lemon meringue pie a few weeks ago and perhaps I can tempt her to bake again soon. (I love baking, but once a family member is known for a recipe, you don’t go trying to adapt it or make it your own — hers is the pie and mine is lemon delicious self-saucing pudding.)

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Wearing:

Skin: Mynerva ‘Candyfloss’
Lips: Mynerva ‘Lipstick Style 1’, Natural
Hair: Raspberry Atelier ‘Jess’ (Hair Fair 2011 freebie)
Eyes: Amacci ‘Real Eyes’, Golden Green
Gown: Fellini Couture ‘Daisy’ (includes waist bow not worn and gloves)
Necklace: Fulo ‘Bianca’
Shoes: Vita’s Boudoir ‘Romantic’ (not shown)
Hair flower: LaGyo ‘Blue Roses’
Pose: Del May Girly Geisha (variant)
Location: Komorebi

Red is the colour of my soul bleeding 2

The next in the depression phase.

It can be overwhelming when thinking about how forcefully a tiny chemical imbalance can fill the mind with warped and destructive thought patterns.

It is still in the mind.

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Wearing:

Skin: Baiastice ‘Pulchra’, Porcelaine Makeup 1
Makeup: Beauty Killer ‘Gothic Eyeshadows’, Cry Lashes
Lip Colour: Kosh ‘Wet Lips’, Blood
Hair: Lo*momo ‘Canna’ (group gift)
Eyes: Amacci ‘Real Eyes’, Golden Green
Outfit: Vita’s  Boudoir ‘Countess Bathory’
Headpiece: from Vita’s Boudoir ‘Stolen Heart Couture’
Shoes: glow studio ‘Classic Pump’, Red
Pose: Olive Juice
Location: China

52 weeks of colour, 36 — celadon

I had to look up celadon for the current 52 weeks of colour challenge. I knew it had a wonderful name but the subtleties between it and teal, mint and turquoise were beyond my grasp so I located a gown with all of them.

Finding a photo location was the next challenge (finding an outfit was easy but expensive) as garden locations were too pure green and made the celadon look garish. There you go: never wear green and celadon together).

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Wearing:

Skin: Baiastice ‘Pulchra’, Porcelaine Makeup 1
Eyeshadow: CCD ‘Outgoing’, Silver
Lashes: LAQROKI ‘Flirty’
Hair: Lo*momo ‘Canna’ (group gift)
Eyes: Ibanez ‘Horizon’, Lilypad
Gown: Fellini Couture ‘Oriental Peacock’ (includes headpiece and gloves)
Necklace and Earrings: Donna Flora ‘Vanilla’
Pose: Agapee Free Pose No 48
Location: Lost World

Red is the colour of my soul bleeding

We people with depression tend to hide behind false cheer and pretty colours to deflect the darkness and turbulence underneath.

We shouldn’t, but we do.

It’s all in the mind.

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Wearing:

Skin: Baiastice ‘Pulchra’, Porcelaine Makeup 1
Makeup: Beauty Killer ‘Gothic Eyeshadows’, Cry Lashes
Hair: Lo*momo ‘Canna’ (group gift)
Eyes: Amacci ‘Real Eyes’, Golden Green
Outfit: Vita’s  Boudoir ‘Countess Bathory’
Headpiece: from Vita’s Boudoir ‘Stolen Heart Couture’
Shoes: glow ‘Classic Pump’, Red
Pose: Olive Juice Swan Dive
Location: China

52 weeks of colour, 35 — electric blue

I shuddered when I first saw electric blue as the current colour in Luna’s 52 weeks of colour challenge. Thoughts of walls of electric blue circa the SL marketplace in 2008 entered my mind — the old timers will remember when if something wasn’t in a shiny primary colour, it wasn’t available.

But I saw this flowery dress with diaphanous wings and was thankful for all the hard work designers have done over the years — it’s going to take a long time to tire of looking like a forest nymph.

Oh, Laura18Streeter, thanks for the Firestorm viewer recommendation. Now that I know where the inventory menu is located (oops), I’m unstoppable and very happy!

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Wearing:

Skin: Frick ‘Nocturne’, Peach (includes make-up) (no longer available *sobs*)
Hair: Shag ‘Somewhere Across Forever’, Blonde
Eyes: Amacci ‘Real Eyes’, Sapphire
Outfit: Vita’s Boudoir ‘Blue Venus’
Hair flower: LaGyo ‘Blue Roses’
Ring: Dark Mouse ‘Statement Ring’, Brilliance
Pose: FD Poses, Fairy 10
Location: World’s End Garden

52 weeks of colour, week 34 — mauve

There’s not much to say except I’m more than a week behind in Luna’s challenge, and my mauve is more purple than mauve. But if I tweak my monitor’s colour settings, it’s as mauve as I please.

I have some big-time love for this bikini with boy-leg pants and an old tattoo I made in about 2008.

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Wearing:

Skin: LAQROKI ‘Elin 09 (Fair)’ Glow
Hair: LeLutka ‘Amanda 2’, Sweeden
Eyes: Amacci ‘Real Eyes’, Sapphire
Bathers: Lo*momo ‘SD’, Purple
Bracelet: Fusion ‘Feathered Charm Bracelet’
Ring: Dark Mouse ‘Statement Ring, Chocolate
Pose: Agapee Set 08, 42
Location: Voc Linda