Are you gonna go my way?

Are You Gonna Go My Way?

I picked up this outfit at the Modavia fashion week sim and I’m going to wear it until the studs fall off and the white has turned grey from too many washes.

I hated flares when I was a kid in the 1970s because my parents made me wear blue and red tartan ones — and conveniently when someone with a camera was around. They weren’t hippies and they weren’t Scottish and I still don’t understand why they pretended I was a mini member of the McDaggy clan. I’m over it now and IRL live in bootleg jeans that almost border on flares.

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Wearing:

Skin: Baiastice ‘Pulchra’, Porcelaine Makeup 1
Make-up: R.icielli ‘Rhea, Mommamonster
Lipstick: L Fauna ‘Red 2’
Hair: LeLetuka ‘Moss’, Marilyn
Eyes: Amacci ‘Real Eyes’, Sapphire
Nails: Candy Nails ‘Basic’, Red 05
Jacket: R.icielli ‘Donnah’, White
Pants: R.icielli ‘Rani’, White
Shoes: R.icielli ‘Carmelia’, White
Necklace: Mandala ‘Lotus’, White
Pose: Oteanimate ‘Oto*Kara Mr Red 4’
Location: The Mother Road
Windlight: Bright 2

52 weeks of colour, 47 — khaki

GI Jasmine

I knew I had a camouflage bikini in my inventory for this week’s challenge and checked its date of purchase: February 2007 and still wearable. Then I went nuts on a hard shell helmet, boots, shorts and other accoutrements and procrastinated for a week about the image to snap that didn’t look too silly. I tried three times but had to let it go. Oh well.

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Wearing:

Skin: Baiastice ‘Pulchra’, Porcelaine Makeup 1
Make-up: Stuff ‘Camo’
Lipstick: Kosh ‘Sweet Lips’, Brass
Hair: Maitreya ‘Green’, Scandinavian Blonde
Eyes: Amacci ‘Real Eyes’, Golden Green
Bikini Top: Mac Gao Design ‘Commando’
Shorts: Dazed and Confused ‘Rocker Girl’, Camo
Helmet, Wrist Bands: Stuff ‘Camo’
Shoes: Miel ‘Far’ Boots, Solid
Pose: I forgot to note it

Happy blogiversary to me

This blog is one year old and I’m amazed at my stamina considering the rate at which I learn and dump new hobbies as soon as I feel competent. I used to consider this behaviour indecisive and flaky, however, I read a book that said I’m a scanner and it’s okay to develop an interest in a subject, learn every single thing about it in the shortest possible time, experience burn-out and walk away.

But I’m still here and there’s lessons galore to learn about composition, design and man-handling the liquify tool with more ease to smooth the jaggies.

For this image I wore the same outfit and shot at the same location as my first picture on this blog. See you next year, My Precious and Paris.

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Wearing:

Skin: Baiastice ‘Pulchra’, Porcelaine Makeup 1
Lipstick: Mynerva ‘Style 1’, Plum
Hair: Maitreya ‘Green’, Scandinavian Blonde
Eyes: Amacci ‘Real Eyes’, Golden Green
Nails: Candy Nails ‘Basic’, Red 05
Dress: My Precious ‘La Rose’, White/Black (includes gloves)
Shoes: Last Call ‘Sidonie Too’, White Zebra
Necklace: Ganked ‘Pearl Blossom’
Bracelet: Donna Flora ‘Alma’
Pose: Del May ‘Latex and Leather’
Location: Paris
Windlight: London 2050

Hello, Mum? Dad? I’m home!

I couldn’t resist buying this flamingo dress during Modavia Fashion Week. I’ve been stuck in a creative rut and thought something fun would break me out of it. It sure as hell did.

Years ago Bjork was subject to derision for wearing a white swan frock, but I love how fantasy in SL makes perfect sense (although the serious looking, seven-foot tall model avatars in top-to-toe black at Modavia must’ve thought I’d escaped the local nuthouse via the local birdhouse). Tant pis. Honk honk.

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Wearing:

Skin: Baiastice ‘Pulchra’, Porcelaine Makeup 1
Lip Colour: Chaisuki Christmas gift 2010 ‘Xmas Lips 03,
Hair: Wasabi Pills ‘Ran’, Blonde
Eyes: Amacci ‘Real Eyes’, Sapphire
Nails: Candy Nails ‘Basic’, Pink
Outfit: Ladies Who Lunch ‘Flamingo’
Pose: Dare ‘Fierce Deep Lunge’
Location: Lost World
Windlight: Foggy

52 weeks of colour, 46 — brickred

I have to confess to just guessing the colour for brickred in this week’s challenge. Something red, something pretty, something to leap about among the butterflies. I also over de-rendered the setting I wanted at Humanoid so I went with the sparse and moody thang.

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Wearing:

Skin: Baiastice ‘Pulchra’, Porcelaine Makeup 1
Lipstick: L Fauna ‘Red 3’
Hair: Shag ‘Somewhere Across Forever’ Platinum
Eyes: Amacci ‘Real Eyes’, Sapphire
Bodysuit: Glam Affair ‘Zory’ Red/Cream
Bracelet: Mandala ‘Pearl Rain’, White
Shoes: Vita’s Boudoir ‘Red’
Additional Butterflies: Olive Juice ‘Butterfly in the Sky’ pose pack
Pose: Dare ‘Jump Arched’
Location: Humanoid
Windlight: TOR Sunrise Coastal 2

Purple and white

Purple and White

I’m tired and quiet and forgot to write something up before posting this. All you need to know is that I went nuts at the Fellini sale and entering the doors at the Humanoid sim opens mini-worlds of beauty and wonder.

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Wearing:

Skin: Baiastice ‘Pulchra’, Porcelaine Makeup 1
Lip Colour: Chaisuki ‘Paris’ Lips 2 Vanille
Hair: LeLutka ‘Adena’, Marilyn
Eyes: Amacci ‘Real Eyes’, Golden Green
Outfit: from Fellini Couture ‘Godness’ (skirt not worn)
Shoes: Vita’s Boudoir ‘Romantic’ (not shown)
Ring: Zaara ‘Oyster’, Pearl
Pose: Agapee Free Pose No 66
Location: Humanoid (through one of the doors)

Me’n’mesh — FAIL

Me’n’mesh — FAIL

This is my best effort so far using a mesh viewer in a mesh dress. Um, help?! Why are all the objects black?

I’m using the Firestorm mesh viewer beta (new installation, not overriding a previous version) and have cleared the cache manually and logged out and in a couple of times. I’ve cleaned up and de-fragged the computer but don’t know how to render the world again.

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Wearing:

It doesn’t matter

52 weeks of colour, 45 — bronze

Bronze — and butterflies

I work with metals in my RL job and I’ve got it down. The grey ones are steel and aluminium, the shiny ones are nice to look at, the reddy-yellow ones are copper and the yellowy ones are bronze.

So I went out into SL land and bought some yellowy metallic clothes for this week’s Luna’s 52 weeks of colour bronze challenge. What’s that you say? The yellowy one is brass and not bronze? D’oh!

Thankfully the Fellini sale was in full swing and I picked up a bronze-enough frock for not many lindens at all.

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Wearing:

Skin: Baiastice ‘Pulchra’, Porcelaine Makeup 1
Lipstick: Kosh ‘Sweet Lips’, Brass
Hair: Vita’s Boudoir ‘Mermaid’
Eyes: Amacci ‘Real Eyes’, Sapphire
Dress: Fellini Couture ‘Lotus’
Bracelet: Donna Flora ‘Alma’
Butterflies: Alirium Garden group gift
Pose: Del May ‘Balletic Stand’
Location: XIV

Freedom

Freedom

There’s not much to say except the gloomily-named The Dark Swamp is one of the most picturesque sims in Second Life.

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Wearing:

Skin: LAQ ‘Elin’ Fair Glow, 03
Hair: Lo*momo ‘Canna’ (group gift)
Eyes: Amacci ‘Real Eyes’, Golden Green
Dress: Miamai ‘InNoSense’, White (includes hosiery)
Neck and Leg Chains: from Glam Affair ‘Milla’ lingerie set
Boots: Slink ‘Whitney’, White
Location: The Dark Swamp

52 weeks of colour challenge, 44 — firebrick

Firebrick is a word I’ve heard but never really considered its meaning. Fire and brick … something red-ish and something rectangular and often used to clad a house and not as a fashion statement in this week’s 52 weeks of colour challenge. But hey, that’s why it’s called a challenge.

The colour chart I checked said that firebrick is a medium to dark scarlet, yet to me the ‘brick’ in the word implies a muddier red so I found a frock with several red hues — when in doubt, cover all bases.

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Wearing:

Skin: Baiastice ‘Pulchra’, Porcelaine Makeup 1
Eye make-up: Boom ‘Renegade Princess’, Coal Mine
Lipstick: L Fauna ‘Reds’, 3
Hair: Tukinowaguma ‘Jelena’ , Platinum
Eyes: Amacci ‘Real Eyes’, Sapphire
Dress: Fellini Couture ‘Poppy’ (mix of two versions included)
Shoes: Vita’s Boudoir ‘Red’
Pose: Del May ‘Cool Stand’
Location: XIV