Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Just Me, Myself and I

Another of Strawberry Singh's Monday Memes, done later than I wanted. (My tweak of the title comes, of course, from the inimitable Kelly Clarkson's song "Stronger")

Playing with Photoshop filters

Friday, March 27, 2015

Happy Trails

One of the current dollarbie gifts at Brii Underground Wear had me feeling all cowgirl-ish, so with a little help from a friend I saddled up for this. (Brii's dollarbies and lucky chairs are for group members only, unless you catch a special deal on Marketplace - but so far, the group is free to join and well worth using a group slot!)  Most of the Brii outfits come with accessories which may include makeup tattoo layers, jewelry, and shoes - though unless the outfit comes with boots, those shoes are designed for Slink high feet. If you (like me) do not yet own Slink feet, you'll have to match shoes on your own. ;)

Git along, little dogie...
Skin:  .::WoW Skins::. Erin Tan CL
Cosmetics: .::WoW Skins::. Aurora Pomme de Terre Lipstick; Flirt - Rawr eyeliner; [:Tuli:] Parted Lips 1
Hair: Exile: Give or Take Reds - Give (The Arcade Gacha, March 2015 round)
Eyes: Keshie: Mayfly "Deep Sky Eyes" Deep Sapphire w3
Outfit & Jewelry: **Brii Underground Wear** Beth Country Style Black Version Outfit

My friend (who requested to remain anonymous) is wearing the Breeder's Choice Quarter Horse Mare basic mesh avatar with its included tack. I very much appreciate her assistance - and patience! ;)

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

A Little Too Breezy

After a little bit of a warm spell, Real Life got all cold and wind-chill-y again; in Second Life I can pretend the winds are warmer!

I'm imagining this as sort of out "outtake" moment from a tropical fashion shoot  - the wind gusting at just the wrong moment to ruin the model's perfectly styled hair, and blowing sea spray to soak the hem of her dress


Skin:  7 Deadly s{k}ins - Group Gift Girls February 2015
Cosmetics: .::WoW Skins::. Eyelashes Pack 2013, #3
Hair: Exile: Windsong Dark Reds 
Eyes: Keshie: Mayfly "Deep Sky Eyes" Deep Sapphire w3
Dress & Jewelry: **Brii Underground Wear** Bernadette Hippie Style Outfit
 (from the Brii Underground Wear/RD Style Easter Hunt, $1L/item - 10 items available in each store)

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

2012 to Today

Another meme from Strawberry Singh's blog: "Meme instructions: Share a side by side comparison of your first blog picture beside a recent picture of your avatar."

I'm tweaking this one a little and comparing against my first profile picture, instead.

July 2012 vs. March 2015

Now, since I've been in Second Life less than three years, the differences probably won't be as dramatic as avatars who've been around longer. (I had a mentor in the friend who convinced me to try SL; she showed me where to go for freebie skin, hair, and clothes to upgrade from my starter avi right away - which I'm wearing in the 2012 picture.)  

Besides the improvements to the SL grid itself, I've also reversed my initial opinion on mesh clothes (of course, the clothes themselves improved dramatically in shape and fit!), joined a couple of skin groups, and at least started to learn about working with Windlight settings for my photos. There's still SO much more to learn, though!


Skin: [Rockberry] Apple Natural
Cosmetics: .:Glamorize:. Revolver Black/Moderate Red
Hair: ""D!va"" Hair Ami Type A Garnet
Eyes: BNS Deep Eyes - bright blue
Dress: **GizzA** October Peacock Dress
Jewelry: Persefona Peacock Green Earrings (and some other odds & ends I don't remember)


Skin:  .::WoW Skins::. Rosalia March Group Gift
Cosmetics: .::WoW Skins::. Eyelashes Pack 2013, #3
Hair: Exile: Give and Take "Give" 3. Reds (The Arcade Gacha, March 2015)
Eyes: Keshie: Mayfly "Deep Sky Eyes" Deep Sapphire w3
Dress: Prism Blossoms Le Jardin Rose (Summer in January Hunt 2015)
Jewelry: Babe Necklace 3; .:LC:. Wyll Diamond Earrings

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Teacher, Teacher

This dress from ~Sassy!~ was part of last month's "Jack or Jill Hunt" (which I didn't complete because RL interfered, darn it).

(...hmmm, did someone give an apple to the teacher, or is teacher giving a lesson on Eden and temptation?)

I also took the photo long enough ago that I can't remember which skin I wore for it, bad me. :(

Makeup:.::WoW::. Eyelashes Pack 2013, #1
Hair: Amacci "Zoe"
Eyes:Mayfly "Deep Sky Eyes" Deep Sapphire w3
Dress: ~Sassy!~ "TeacherTeacher Dress"
Jewelry: ~XM~ Diamond Dew Drop Set