Thursday, January 22, 2015

New from the Black or White Hunt

Yesterday I did a few stops of Fi's Creations' "The Black or White Hunt" - and being the contrary sort, I didn't go clear through one path or the other but browsed for a few items from each.

The dress is Fiona Scorfield's own contribution to the Black path, the more difficult of the two. I have a weakness for zebra print, and I love the keyhole neckline. The jewelry and clutch are the Black path contribution from Wicked by Syrdin Morrisey/

I had limited time for my first pass at this hunt, so you may see more items from it later when I have time to try again for some of them! ;)

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Marita Darktan (with Christmas Group Gift's Red eyebrows)
Makeup:.::WoW::. Aurora Hot Red Lips, Nicole Strong Eyeliner
Hair: ~ Tableau Vivant ~ Writer Hair - Moning Red
Eyes:Mayfly "Deep Sky Eyes" Deep Sapphire w3
Dress: Fi's Creations "ZEBRA Dress" (The Black or White Hunt)
Jewelry & clutch: WICKED "Fiona" set  (The Black or White Hunt)
Shoes: Lindy "Audrey 2" Black Suede
Pose: *PosESioN* "Denisse 1"

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Second Life Problems

Trying another one of Le Strawberry's Monday Memes - this one is her Second Life spoof of the #FirstWorldProblems hashtag. Behold, one of the things that frustrates me most about SL (but is still a petty complaint in the grand scheme of things):

...I feel like I really should have had a Trilby hat to wear for this shot. >,>

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Kyle Bronze Nat (with Christmas Group Gift's Red eyebrows)
Makeup:.::WoW::. Aurora Peachy Lips, 2013 Eyelashes 3
Hair: Banpaia Creations "Cleaning Day Hair" Red
Eyes:Mayfly "Deep Sky Eyes" Deep Sapphire w3
Sweater: Lowkey Shawty Boutique "Cat Sweater" 
Jewelry: Lazuri Multistrand Earrings
Shades: Legal Insanity "Tartan Sunglasses"

Sunday, January 11, 2015

More Free (and Nearly-Free) Fashion

Surprise - it's a fashion shot without a redhead in sight! I asked a friend to model for me this time, because I liked the look she was rocking - and everything she's wearing, from hair to shoes, was either a group gift, freebie, event dollarbie or treasure hunt prize. My kind of style!

Shar, ready to party!
Shape: Shar's custom shape
Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Mystere (past Group Gift)
Makeup: .::WoW::. Eyeshadow Catseye (included with Mystere skin)
Hair: Blues, "Crystal" (Hair Fair 2014 dollarbie)
Eyes: Beautiful Deluxe "Intense Eyes" - Deep Ocean (Peace On Earth Hunt 7 gift)
Outfit: **Brii Underground Wear** "Kalwadi Flower Version" (Group Gift)
Jewelry: Chop Zuey "Betty 2.0" Texture Change Set (freebie at store)
Shoes: !Drakke! "Wrapped" Stilettos Cyan (The Runway Perfect Hunt 5)
Pose: WetCat "Perfect Red f3" (The Runway Perfect Hunt 5)

Looks like I'm going to have to keep an eye out for the next Runway Perfect hunt! ;D

Friday, January 9, 2015

Walking With Dinosaurs

This morning I went poking around the Search "Destination Guide" hoping for photo inspiration, and found the "Prehistorica - the Dawn Kingdoms" sim.

The folks at Prehistorica sell dinosaur avatars (and also give away a basic one at the landing point, as well as a "Time Traveler" suit freebie), and have parts of their sim set up as different prehistoric eras with 'bot versions of their dinos on display. It's definitely photo-worthy, and I'm sure many of you could do it better justice if you chose to visit!

Landscape with background Ankylosaurus

Pteranodon flying over the lake

No dinos, just loved the moody landscape

Underwater with the Plesiosaurus

Triceratops <3

Might want to use your telephoto lens for the T. Rex...
All of these are raw shots (re-sized only), using the sim's own Windlight settings. I may have to go back another time - maybe to another "era" - and see what I can get by playing around with different WLs.  :)

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Trying to Think Warm Thoughts

Right now, it is warmer in Nome, Alaska than it is where I live in the Lower 48. Doing everything I can to keep warm in Real Life, and using SL to imagine myself somewhere much warmer. This backdrop had a lovely New Mexico/Arizona-ish feel to it (and right now it's about 60 degrees F warmer there than here).

...don't look really convinced, do I?

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Ines Tan Nat (with Christmas Group Gift's Red eyebrows)
Makeup:.::WoW::. Aurora Pomme de Terre lipstick, 2013 Eyelashes 3
Hair: Exile "London to L.A." London style, Dark Red
Eyes:Mayfly "Deep Sky Eyes" Deep Sapphire w3
Outfit: Kastle Rock Couture "Rogue Pants & Top" Champagnes - Cyan
Jewelry: Chop Zuey "The Lazy Mist Set"
Taken at Suzy's Garden Photo Studio

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Marketplace Promo Finds

Went browsing through Marketplace, and even though I'm pretty much on a spending moratorium at the moment I found a couple of nice new things:

This gown is currently available as a freebie! (One minor drawback, the gown is fullbright and I didn't see an option to switch that off - so it could be a bit distracting in some Windlight settings.)
Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Jaz Tan CL
Eyes: Mayfly "Deep Sky Eyes" Deep Sapphire w3
Makeup: .::WoW Skins::. Aurora Makeups - Smokey Eyeshadow & Peachy Lips
Hair: Exile "London to L.A." (L.A. Style) - Dark Red
Gown: Onna's Boutique Sparkling Gown Promo
Jewelry: ELB Evelock Flora Amber Necklace, Darling+ HeartofGold Lg. Hoop Earrings

The daring green sweater shown here is a $1L Promo (at least for the moment)
Skin: 7 Deadly s{K}ins - Group Gift girls May 2014
Hair: Iconic -First Lady- Hair "Hot Sex Vamps" color hud
Eyes: *Inkheart* Hope Eyes
Sweater: ~monaLISA~ by 28hope, "Tanya Sweater - Green Promo"
Pants: [LG] DE.Boutique "Never Walk Alone" pants
Jewelry: (Yummy) Birthstone Ring - May, ~XM~ Celtic Maltese Emerald Cross earrings

Monday, January 5, 2015

Second Life Yearbook Smile

Trying one of Strawberry Singh's Monday Memes - the Yearbook Smile Challenge.
Not a big wide smile, but since it was all done with face shape tweaks and a parted-lips tattoo... *shrugs*  I've never been one for big toothy grins - hope this is still acceptable!

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Jaz Tan CL (with Christmas Group Gift's Red eyebrows)
Makeup:.::WoW::. Aurora BabyPink lipstick
Hair: Alli & Ali "Lydzevere" Dark Burgundy
Eyes:Mayfly "Deep Sky Eyes" Deep Sapphire w3
Outift: Kastle Rock Couture "Private School 2" Wine
Jewelry: ~XM~ Diamond Dew Drop Set

Vintage Hollywood Glamor

Kastle Rock Couture has their new "Marlena" mesh gown out on the 60L Special this week; it has a 40s Hollywood feel, and I fell in love with it at first sight.

Full length view
Spooky Mistwallow always does a lovely job texturing her store's clothes, and the detailing on this particular gown is yummy. devil in these details!
I was so excited about this dress I didn't bother fiddling with my makeup before taking the pictures!

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Ines Tan Nat CL (with Christmas Group Gift's Red eyebrows)
Makeup:.::WoW::. Aurora Pomme de Terre lipstick, 2013 Eyelashes 3
Hair: Alli & Ali "Elise" Burgundy
Eyes:Mayfly "Deep Sky Eyes" Deep Sapphire w3
Gown: Kastle Rock Couture "Marlena Gown - Blue"
Shoes: ZC Pearl Diamond White stilettos
Jewelry: Chop Zuey "Gloriana" Diamond Necklace, Redrose Jewellry "Silver Flower" Diamond Earrings

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot...

No seriously, should it be forgotten?

Straining my ponder-er
Or once you've walked away, are such things better "never brought to mind" again?

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Ines Tan Nat (with Christmas Group Gift's Red eyebrows)
Makeup:.::WoW::. Aurora Pomme de Terre lipstick, 2013 Eyelashes 3
Hair: ChiChickie! Sherry
Eyes:Mayfly "Deep Sky Eyes" Deep Sapphire w3
Outfit: [LG] DE.Boutique "Never Walk Alone"

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy 2015!

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year - I hope that 2015 is good to all of us!

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Rima Bronze 02 (with Christmas Group Gift's Red eyebrows)
Makeup:Flirt "Rawr" eyeliner, Tuli Skins Parted Lips 1 
Hair: Alli & Ali "Stroika Hair" Brick
Eyes:Mayfly "Deep Sky Eyes" Deep Sapphire w3
Dress: [LG] {Ivy's Atelier} Fall 2014-Rock The Bells Dress 
Jewelry: Bracelet and earrings from Chop Zuey "Gloriana Set"; Blackburn's "Royal Wedding Ring & Necklace"