In search of a new home

Hello, I just received news that the sim I live in is closing. If you can recommend somewhere nice with 4096m and preferably near the water, please let me know. I have spent ages and ages building a butterfly garden and it’s about to be packed up. Best I go and photograph what I can in case everything is returned to me sooner than expected.

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52 weeks of colour part deux – week 9, dandelion

Radioactive dandelion

When you were young, did you ever hold a dandelion under your chin and ask your friends if your skin glowed yellow? From memory I think it meant the dandelion only glowed on the skins of good children. I think I had the glow every time but there are decades of reasons the myth has been proven untrue, whoops.

Time wasn’t on my side this week as I’m flat-out taking more pictures for the Festival of Sin and trying to set up a duo image with a special member of the 52 weeks of colour group. However, I dug through my ‘works in progress and may never be finished’ folder and found a raw shot from August 2011 I hadn’t finished. In dandelion yellow. Hurrah, maybe the myth was true after all and the flower shined on me this week.

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Wearing:

Skin: LAQ ‘Elin’ Fair Glow, 03
Makeup: BOOM ‘Renegade Princess’, Hazardous
Hair: Exile ‘Amira — Roots’, Stefani
Eyes:  Amacci ‘Real Eyes’, Golden Green
Dress: LeLutka ‘Blazin’, Yellow
Dragonflies:  Chapeau Tres Mignon ‘Dragon Fly’ (this is a hat with the position edited to fit the body)
Shoes: Peqe ‘G-Wedge’, Yellow
Bracelet: LaGyo ‘Captured’, Gold
Ring: LaGyo ‘Be Careful’, Gold
Pose: Dare ‘Balance’
Location: XIV

Festival of Sin – Envy

Invidia

The Festival of Sin is in full swing and I dropped in as an unofficial shopper to buy this neckpiece and pants by Indyra Originals. I looked for a bustier to make the outfit a little more modest and then thought, nah, it’s a festival of sin and not covering skin.

Just as lovely is this new Tableau Vivant set designed by my friend, LouLou Teichmann. She’s a clever, skilled, disciplined, funny and frank woman with great taste in music, and it’s my pleasure to work with a scene scape she has made. I bought the other two on display at the Festival of Sin and can’t wait to take pictures in them as well.

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Wearing:

*Skin: Amacci ‘Liane (Puder)’, 02 Beautiful (comes with make-ups, eyebrow shapes and cleavage variations)
Eyes: Amacci ‘Real Eyes’, Golden Green
*Hair: Amacci ‘Bloom’, White
*Hairbase: Amacci ‘Hairbase Tattoo’, Graphite
*Neckpiece: Indyra Originals ‘La Belle Epoque’
*Pants: Indyra Originals ‘Wicked January’
Boots: Indyra Originals ‘Coquette Noir Addiction’
Windlight: AnaLu Outdoor City Night
*Prop: Set by Tableau Vivant (set by LouLou Teichmann, poses by Marcopol Oh)

* Available at the Festival of Sin

52 weeks of colour part deux – week 8, dark raspberry

Raspberry fields forever

I didn’t have much time to shop this week — it was freakish good fortune that I read the week’s colour while wearing a suitable dress and arranging mounds of raspberry-hued plants (I’m making a butterfly-themed garden which will take until about 2017 at the rate I’m going).

Luna seems to be dipping into my head and picking out my favourite colours. I’ve loved every week of her 52 weeks of colour challenge so far and next week’s dandelion is going to be enjoyable as well.

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Wearing:

Skin: Baiastice ‘Pulchra’, Porcelaine Makeup 1
Eyes: Amacci ‘Real Eyes’, Sapphire
Hair: LeLutka ‘Abbie’, Marilyn
Lip Colour: Boom ‘Sweet Lips’, Rose
Dress: Vita’s Boudoir ‘Cherry Blossom’
Shoes: Vita’s Boudoir ‘Romantic’
Pose: Olive Juice ‘Jump for Your Love’
Location: Home, South Point Keys
Windlight: Bree’s Appleblossom
Props: Tree by Vita’s Boudoir, Plants by Vita’s Boudoir, Happy Mood and World’s End Garden

Festival of Sin

Superbia

I’m excited to be one of the bloggers for the Festival of Sin from 18 February to 3 March 2012. Not only did it feel like Christmas looking at all the goodies in the review packs, but I met the wonderful Beatrice Serendipity and Rudhmellowen Laguna which was an honour in itself.

The sim for the festival is themed on the seven deadly sins; I thought lust would be my favourite but gluttony is a feast for the eyes. The festival opens on 18 February at 5pm SLT and the blog is here for news and the store list.

Remember to remove huds, jewellery and other scripted items as entrance areas have script monitors activated. A maximum of 40 avatars will be able to visit at the same time so be patient in the first few days — the set-up and festival-only items will make any delays more than worthwhile.

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Wearing:

*Skin: Amacci ‘Liane (Puder)’, 10 Drama (comes with make-ups, eyebrow shapes and cleavage variations)
Eyes: Amacci ‘Real Eyes’, Golden Green
*Hair: Amacci ‘Paz’, Graphite
*Hairbase: Amacci ‘Hairbase Tattoo’, Graphite
*Lip Colour: Amacci ‘Liane (Puder)’, 10 Drama (included with skin pack)
*Outfit: Miamai ‘Lyssa’ (includes gloves and stockings)
Location: Festival of Sin
Windlight: Dusty

* Available at the Festival of Sin

52 weeks of colour part deux — week 7, folly

May your heart soar

This image looks simple but took an absurdly long time to rez the lengths of grass in the air without losing them in space (I couldn’t get the right density on the ground) and grab the image while my avatar kept slowly slipping towards the earth. A nice man also found my beam of light at 4096 metres — I have no idea how I shot it that far into space.

Hopefully it was worth the effort. I adore how the petals of the skirt look like they’re unfurlling as the edges reflect the sun’s light.

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Wearing:

Skin: Baiastice ‘Pulchra’, Porcelaine Makeup 1
Eyes: Amacci ‘Real Eyes’, Sapphire
Hair: Maitreya ‘Natalie’, Platinum
Lip Colour: Kosh ‘Drama Lips’, Blood
Outfit: Les Petites Details (LpD) Poetry Collection ‘Queen’
Shoes: Les Petites Details (Lpd) ‘Sweet Heart’
Pose: Concrete Flowers (comes with balloons — I bought them at a pose and prop fair and couldn’t find them inworld or in the marketplace so unsure if they’re still available)
Location: Home, South Point Keys
Windlight: Ana Lutetia, Studio 3
Props: Balloons part of pose by Concrete Flowers, Heart Grass by Kidd

52 weeks of colour part deux — week 6, alice blue

How do you have a colour named for you?

(Just a quick picture this week as some RL stuff has distracted me.)

I’m always content if I’m learning while being entertained. I look up unfamiliar words played in WordFeud so they are more than letters arranged in a line; it’s hard to forget ‘wox’* played with the ‘x’ in a triple-word corner, let alone trying to recover from a ‘yojan’ crossing several multiplier tiles.

So, being an enthusiastic but slightly ignorant Antipodean when it came to the reference to Alice in Alice blue, I had a great time learning about Alice Roosevelt Longworth and the trend she started for the pale blue-grey named in her honour. I’ve worn this dress before in a blog post, however, it wasn’t part of the 52 weeks of colour challenge and is new (again).

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*Wox is an obsolete word for wax
A yojan is a measure of distance of four to ten miles, usually about five

Wearing:

Skin: Baiastice ‘Pulchra’, Porcelaine Makeup 1
Eye Make-up: Boom ‘Flatter My Eyes’, Blue
Lip Colour: Boom ‘Lipwax’, Pale
Hair: LeLutka ‘Amanda 2’, Marilyn
Eyes: Amacci ‘Real Eyes’, Sapphire
Dress: Les Petits Details (LpD) ‘Don’t Forget Me’, Blue
Hairpiece: LaGyo ‘Blue Roses’
Ring: Donna Flora ‘Alma’
Shoes: Vita’s Boudoir ‘Romantic’
Pose: HelaMiyo ‘Red Carpet 2’
Location: XIV
Windlight: 3am

52 weeks of colour part deux — week 5, patina

Boo

I hope this is the trickiest week in Luna’s 52 weeks of colour challenge. I had a firm image of the colour patina in my mind but everything I found while trawling SL was too green, too blue, too dark, too shiny, too won’t-buy-it-as-I-won’t-wear-it-again, too I don’t know, challenging!

I was in Mon Tissu admiring a perfect muted-green cardigan that I was about to buy when a little voice told me to check the undisciplined mess that is my inventory … yep, I already owned it. The traditional jade of a patina finish was blasted away when I tried an aged look in the picture but I wanted to capture the feel of a picnic long past, like an old snapshot that might fall from the leaves of a photo album.

To the challenge participants who are using Blogger: I am still having problems leaving comments on your blogs (the security code isn’t appearing so I can’t enter one), but I am reading and admiring your photos and words.

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Wearing:

Skin: Baiastice ‘Pulchra’, Porcelaine Makeup 1
Eyes: Amacci ‘Real Eyes’, Golden Green
Hair: Raspberry Aristocrat ‘Jane’, Blonde Bliss
Pants: The Sea Hole ‘Aurelle Page Britches’, Sea Glass
Cardigan: Mon Tissu ‘Softest Cinch Cardigan’, Moss
Ring: Dark Mouse ‘Statement Ring’, Romance
Boots: Gos ‘Docs 8-Hole’, Meadow
Pose: Olive Juice ‘Another Effin’ Pose Stump’
Location: Home, South Point Keys
Windlight: 6pm
Props: Stump by Olive Juice, Picnic Set by artilleri (includes pillows, basket and flower not shown), Trees by The Sea Hole, Shrubs by Happy Mood, Grass by Happy Mood and Kidd, Rabbits and Birds by Happy Mood