Blooming colourful

Bloomy Miles (hi, Dorky!) and I were preparing for a more formal photo shoot when, um, somehow the pixie outfits came out. I ripped an extravagant gold one from my inventory, and she trumped me with every colour of the rainbow and then some.

It was a challenge not pushing each other into trees and the water squeezing two big outfits into one frame. However, I was threatened with a through-the-screen tickling if I didn’t take the photo quickly. After that threat I snapped shots like my keyboard was a machine gun — eek!

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Wearing:

Skin: Baiastice ‘Pulchra’, Porcelaine Makeup 1
Makeup: BOOM ‘Renegade Princess’ Coal Mine
Lips: Kosh ‘Sweet Lips’, Metal Stripes Bronze
Hair: Wasabi Pills ‘Ran’, Blonde
Eyes:  Amacci ‘Real Eyes’, Sapphire
Outfit: Lillou’s Designs ‘Fallen Angel’, Gold
Pose: Dare ‘I Skip Beats’
Location: XIV

52 weeks of colour challenge, 43 — liver

The Darkness before the Light

I found a dual-liver outfit for this week’s 52 weeks of colour challenge (the fresh reddy-brown liver bursting from eviscerated torsos on Game of Thrones, and the dried version that my dogs like to eat occasionally — both are equally gross) but I was stuck on a photo location.

Off I went on a teleporting journey and at World’s End I ended up in the secret garden. It worked like nothing I had planned but better than I had hoped.

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Wearing:

Skin: Baiastice ‘Pulchra’, Porcelaine Makeup 1
Hair: Tukinowaguma ‘Arachne’ , Silver
Eyes: Amacci ‘Real Eyes’, Sapphire
Outfit: Rotten Toe ‘Moth Hunter’, Red
Collar: Curious Kitties ‘Exilum’, Red
Shoes: Grim Bros ‘Grotesque Burlesque’, Red
Pose: Del May ‘I Can’t Believe You Did That’
Location: World’s End

Black and white

Could be Clear
Black or White
Make a Decision

This is an internal response to my struggles of the last 52 weeks of colour post (I selected an image to work on and created 10 versions over the course of a week, none of which I liked). And I’ve been listening to INXS on the way to work, hence the title.

Nothing works like basic black and white to re-discover the essentials and it’s a great opportunity to bring out this wicked hairstyle. If anyone associated with Tukinowaguma happens upon this blog and wants to shower me with boxes of hair, please go right ahead.

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Wearing:

Skin: Baiastice ‘Pulchra’, Porcelaine Makeup 1
Makeup: BOOM ‘Renegade Princess’ Coal Mine
Lip colour: Kosh ‘Sweet Lips’, Wine Cream
Hair: Tukinowaguma ‘Johanna’, WhiteEbony
Eyes: Amacci ‘Real Eyes’, Sapphire
Outfit: Glam Affair [Element] ‘Mindy’
Gloves: Rozoregalia ‘Bouhachi’
Nails/Rings: Mandala ‘Samurai’
Pose: Del May ‘Insane (variant)’
Location: World’s End

52 weeks of colour challenge, 42 — chartreuse

I Dare You to Tell Me a Bedtime Story

I was wandering around Mysterious Wave looking for somewhere to take a picture for the 52 weeks of colour challenge. On my travels a young man by the name of Equi Silvercloud asked if I’d like to take a ride on a flying bed — I don’t receive offers like that every day.

The lesson of the story is ride on flying beds to your heart’s content, kiddies, but don’t deface books in real life by putting your shoes on them.

It’s a shame this image didn’t reflect my artistic vision but, after seven — oops, make that nine, no, ten(!) — edits, this is how it can stay. I’m off to rock the sim-bah in these stylin’ boots.

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Wearing:

Skin: LAQ ‘Elin’ Fair Glow, 10
Makeup: BOOM ‘Renegade Princess’ Green/Yellow
Hair: Tukinowaguma ‘Milena’, White
Eyes: Exile ‘Amira — Roots’, Stefani
Bustier: Maitreya ‘Bra Top’, Black
Girdle and Suspenders: Maitreya ‘Vega’, Black
Jacket: Lapointe and Bastchild ‘Cropped Leather Jacket’, Apple Green
Boots: Lapointe and Bastchild ‘Stiletto Knee Boot’, Greens (four colours in pack)
Necklace: League ‘Kandula’, Silver
Armband: Rozoregalia ‘Gazelliver’
Nails/Rings: Mandala ‘Samurai’
Pose: nil
Location: Mysterious Wave

(Sp)Ice Queen

I saw this outfit and later found a cute, similarly floral hat and had visions of prancing about SL like a prettied-up ice queen.

I must confess to not really noticing the spiky nipple pasties and arm band that spiced up the outfit somewhat.

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Wearing:

Skin: LAQ ‘Elin’ Fair Glow, 07
Hair: Liriope ‘TME’, Platinum
Eyes: Moon Goddess ‘Blue Ice’
Outfit: Solidea Folies ‘Spire’
Hat: Coco ‘FlowerPetalHat’, Milky Pink
Pose: Del May ‘Poppy’
Location: Cadeling Garden

Lollipop ladies

I was walking down the street minding my own virtual business, or in a shop buying heaps of stuff, one or the other … when a sugary-sweet lady named Alles Klaar crossed my path and offered me a lollipop.

When she made her offer, I don’t recall being told I would be wearing it.

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Wearing:
Skin: Frick ‘Sweetheart’, Ghost (no longer available)
Hair: Magika ‘Glitter’, Aina (Christmas 2010 freebie)
Eyes: Moon Goddess ‘Blue Ice’
Lollipop Outfit: Deviant Girls ‘Lollipop’ (from gacha machine, also includes head wrapper)
Location: Be Happy

52 weeks of colour, 41 — jazzberry

I bought this jazzberry-ish dress in the first 10 minutes of looking and congratulated myself on my first-class effort in what is a tricky week of Luna’s challenge.

Then I put the frills on in the shop and saw that they revealed far more than they covered, like wearing nothing more than the winner’s sash in a Miss Nude World contest. Whoops. So I spent many more increments of 10 minutes looking for other clothes to keep the modest bits modest.

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Wearing:

Skin: Baiastice ‘Pulchra’, Porcelaine Makeup 1
Makeup: BOOM ‘Nuclear Duo’, Super
Hair: Tukinowaguma ‘Milena’, White
Eyes: Amacci ‘Real Eyes’, Sapphire
Bustier: Maitreya ‘Bra Top’, Black
Tutu: Ladies Who Lunch ‘Faint LL OTS’, Fuchsia
Boots: Gos ‘Curvaceous’, Black/Plum
Necklace: Kunglers ‘Ipomoea’, Silver/Black
Armband: Rozoregalia ‘Gazelliver’
Nails/Rings: Mandala ‘Samurai’
Pose: Del May ‘Woawh #1’
Location: SaliMar Episode 100 Set

Aqua-marine

My little part of the southern hemisphere was blessed last week with a few days of the purest aqua skies. I haven’t had a holiday for a long time because of starting a new job, so I pretended I was enjoying a break on a northern beach somewhere … but in an office, in front of the computer, sleeping in my own bed, and there was no pool or pool bar.

Then the grey clouds and rain returned but I managed to snap this pic while I was in temporary summer mode.

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Wearing:

Skin: Baiastice ‘Pulchra’ Peach, Makeup 27
Eyes: Moon Goddess ‘Blue Ice’
Makeup: CCD ‘Outgoing’, Silver
Lipstick: L Fauna ‘Pink’, 2
Hair: Magika ‘Aina’
Dress: Coco ‘Swing Dress’, ArtPrintBlue (includes leggings)
Shoes: Mstyle ‘Rivea’, Dodger
Rings: Dark Mouse ‘Statement’, Brilliance
Pose: Del May ‘Flight Launch Fairy’
Location: World’s End

52 weeks of colour, 40 — apricot

Only 12 weeks to go until Luna’s 52 weeks of colour challenge comes to a close. I do wonder what colours she has up her sleeve: lychee, sour cherry, perhaps cumquat?

I did meet this week’s apricot challenge until I went wild with the contrast button, promise.

I love this hair and want to ruffle my skirt and dance until my virtual blocky feet ache; it’s still at the Dura front desk as a group gift so go and grab it.

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Wearing:

Skin: LAQROKI ‘Elin 04 (Fair)’ Glow
Makeup: BOOM ‘Nuclear Duo’, Super V2
Hair: Dura Summer Group Gift, Strawberry
Eyes: Moon Goddess ‘Blue Ice’
Outfit: Fellini Couture ‘Lily Paradis’ (includes gloves and hair flowers)
Pose: Olive Juice ‘Pushed off a Ledge’ and butterflies from ‘Butterfly in the Sky’ pack
Location: Cadeling Garden

Flowers, frocks and butterflies

Just a portrait taken while preparing for this week’s 52 weeks of colour challenge in apricot.

I just love the eyeshadow tattoo and wanted to capture that flash of fuchsia.

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Wearing:

Skin: LAQROKI ‘Elin 04 (Fair)’ Glow
Makeup: BOOM ‘Nuclear Duo’, Super V2
Hair: Dura Summer Group Gift, Strawberry
Eyes: Moon Goddess ‘Blue Ice’
Outfit: Fellini Couture ‘Lily Paradis’ (includes gloves and hair flowers)
Pose: GCD Model Pose 11
Location: Cadeling Garden