Summer Candy

The latest creation by b[ELLE] made me think of summer candy — the candy necklaces, dots stuck on paper and strips of sugary gel.

The Sweethearts Dress comes with a HUD and all of the patterns are unique and fun. I had a hard time choosing my favorite, but the 3D look on the hearts print really stands out.

The Wild Coast

I love wild, untamed beaches. They remind me of childhood vacations in New England. I’ve been creating a wild beach on my Homestead. It’s my happy place.

  • Head — Lelutka — Chloe
  • Body — Maitreya — Laura
  • Skin — Pink Fuel — Anja II, apricot
  • Hair — Pr!tty — Avy, browns. This was a gift at Chapter 4 last year. Yes, I just opened the box!
  • Top — Have Unequal — Valerie Top, White. This was also a 2018 Chapter 4 gift
  • Shorts — Siss Boom — jealous in brown. I got this as a sale item last year.
  • Pose — Le Poppycock — Shipwreck — Off the Coast. Gacha item, 75L
  • Location — Private property
  • Lighting — Euphoria Sunset #2, Lumipro, Just a touch of Photoshop to brighten it

Hovering

When I get invited to a party, I’m usually off in the corner observing the festivities. Yes, I’m an introvert and proud of it!

This photo features an item I found in the current Cookie Jar Hunt. It’s Cookie Jar‘s 8th anniversary and there are some really great freebies and gifts.

  • Head — Lelutka — Chloe
  • Body — Maitreya
  • Hair — Analog Dog — Berry, light browns. This was a free gift at a hair event a few years ago.
  • Jumpsuit — Legendaire — Nadia Jumpsuit. HUD included.
  • Shoes — Legendaire — Anastacia heels. HUD included.
  • Jewelry — Brii Underground — Kalina earrings and necklace, part of the Kalina outfit
  • Pose — Michigan’s Shack — Let’s Celebrate Balloon sitter with poses. FREE gift from the Cookie Jar Hunt
  • Backdrop — Ex-POSE-ur — Balloon Dreams.
  • Location — Backdrop Cove
  • Lighting — B5 Shadow Dancing, Lumipro, just a touch of brightening in Photoshop

Goldfish Bowl

This photo shoot started with an Around the Grid in 80 Days hunt item from Lunar Seasonal Designs. The prize was a lovely goldfish bowl, which I was able to enlarge and swim inside. This rock is perfect for lounging and the goldfish and I are having a lovely visit. I’m sure it gets lonely swimming around and around by himself.

August Heat

I took off for the beach today. It’s been soooo hot.

  • Head — Lelutka — Chloe
  • Body — Maitreya
  • Skin — Pink Fuel — Anja II, apricot
  • Eyes — Avi Glam — Solstice Eyes
  • Hair — Mina — Sandra. This hair comes with a wet or dry option, plus a blow dryer animation.
  • Water Droplets — Izzie’s — Wet Body and Face
  • Bikini — Scandalize — Mais. I got this either as a gift or a hunt item. I love the HUD controlled detailing (shown here in silver).
  • Float/Pose — Violetility — Shades Float. FREE Uber anniversary gift
  • Lighting — Magic Hour, Lumipro, Photoshop
  • Location — Backdrop Cove, beach area

Back to 2017

While digging through my inventory, I came across a folder of unopened stuff from 2017. In this was an old Lux Box purchase. I found enough for a whole outfit in there!

  • Head — Catwa — Lilly (Shape is my own adapatation)
  • Body — Maitreya
  • Skin — Belleza — Hannah, medium (50 Linden Friday face applier)
  • Lipstick — From the Catwa HUD.
  • Hair — Moon — Tessellate
  • Top — Teefy — Emma. Color change HUD included.
  • Skirt — Tres Blah — Juniper. Color change HUD included.
  • Shoes — Empire — Lunaria. Color change HUD included.
  • Pose — Antaya — Bento Pose Coffee and Donuts. 1L on Marketplace.
  • Location — Backdrop Cove
  • Backdrop — Evolution — Rustic Restaurant
  • Lighting — Coastal Afternoon plus lighting built into the backdrop, Lumipro, Photoshop

Basket Case

The gifts! So….many….gifts! My poor feet are so tired from all the SL 16B shopping and gift gathering. I’m waiting for the delivery service to pick up my packages and push me home.

  • Head — Lelutka –Chloe
  • Body — Maitreya
  • Hair — Jellyroll — Erica hair. SL 16B gift. This comes with a fantasy color HUD but I liked the “natural” out of the box, so left it like that.
  • Skin — Lara Hurley — Cerise
  • Lipstick — alaskametro<3 — “Bubblegum” lipgloss — Omega. SL 16B gift
  • Jewelry — Earthstones — Ferris earrings and necklace. SL 16B gift
  • Top — Addams — Magaly Halter Top. SL 16B gift. Comes with not one, not two, but THREE multi-color huds.
  • Skirt — Caboodle — Camille Skirt, florals. SL 16B gift
  • Pose — Amitie — Fem Shopping Cart. Prop and poses included. I got this recently at the Amitie 50% off sale.
  • Boxes — Chic Building — Packing boxes photo prop. Past gift (2018)
  • Backdrop — Paparazzi — Neon Escalator
  • Location — Backdrop Cove
  • Lighting — Windlight Gelato and Lumipro

Dress Code

“We should indeed keep calm in the face of difference, and live our lives in a state of inclusion and wonder at the diversity of humanity.”

George Takei

I got an invitation to a party. The dress code said “Rainbow”.

Initally, I was a bit taken aback. I have very little in my wardrobe that is rainbow hued. I’ve been a bit afraid to wear rainbows, as I am straight. To me, it felt like appropriating the dress of another culture without permission.

But tonight, I was asked to be a rainbow. And I thought hard about what that means to me. It means standing up for what is right. It means supporting my LGBTQ friends. It means standing in the light of the rainbow, arm in arm with those I love in both worlds. It means I KNOW that diversity is what makes the world a better place to live in, and speaking out about my beliefs is the right thing to do.

  • Head — Lelutka — Chloe
  • Body — Maitreya
  • Skin — Lara Hurley — Cerise
  • Hair — Truth — Fiji Rainbow
  • Dress — *dimma* Rainbow Dress — 0L on Marketplace during June.
  • Bracelets — (sss) — Bangle Bracelets Rainbow. I’ve had these forever and have no idea where I got them
  • Backdrop — anxiety — %madness (Pose included in backdrop)
  • Location — Backdrop Cove
  • Lighting — Simply midnight with some white light Lumipro added.

Fruit Salad

I opened one of the group gifts from Foxcity and found a pineapple backdrop. That prompted me to dig through my inventory to see how many fruit themed wearables I could come up with. The result made me giggle.

Shown in Photo:

  • Head — Lelutka — Chloe
  • Skin — 7 Deadly S[k]ins — Moreya Omega Face & Body applier — Pineapple tone. ( Past midnight mania board gift)
  • Hair — Exile — Liaison “Wild Fusion”. I have no idea where I got this one. It could have been a hunt item, gift or super sale item.
  • Makeup — Lipstick — amais — Alice Medium (orange tone)
  • Dress — PE — Hazel — group gift
  • Glasses — Ersch — Fruity Gacha
  • Earrings — Stylovely –Earrings cherry. Source unknown.
  • Necklace — Fortuna — Pendant summer cherry. This was a gimme gacha free gift.
  • Hair Piece — Concrete Flowers — Fruit Salad Tree Branches. This was from a Crazy Hair hunt MANY years ago. I loved that hunt, but everything from it is pre-mesh and is extremely prim heavy. I wish a mesh version of this hunt would start up. (Hint, Hint).
  • Chair — Lacrime dell’Anima — Tropical chair, fruits set. Past Redeux group gift.
  • Lighting –Believe it or not most of the lighting effects in this shot were done using Windlight settings and Lumipro. The fruit salad plate, of course, was added in Photoshop 🙂

All You Need is Love

Love, Love, Love…

~ The Beatles

I was clued into this marvelous LsR Moda FREE retro dress by a posting on FabFree. It reminded me of days spent in my room listening to Beatles records. I just had to get up and dance!

Shown in Photo:

  • Head — Lelutka — Chloe
  • Body — Maitreya
  • Skin — 7 Deadly S[k]ins — Lime — Cashew Tone. This was on last weekend’s Saturday sale for 70L.
  • Hair — Fabia — Lula Natural Tones
  • Dress — LsR Moda — Sexy Henna S Valentin Dress Black. FREE with FREE group join as of this posting
  • Boots — KC Couture — Amira Boots. 195L on Marketplace.
  • Pose — Wetcat — “My Paula” Runway Set #4
  • Props — Dust Bunny Briefcase Record Player (150L) and Wire Record Rack (135L) both available in world and on marketplace
  • Backdrop — RAMA — #selfie RAMA Circles Studio
  • Location — Backdrop City (members area)
  • Lighting — Windlight “Fairy Warm Pinks (Paulina), Lumipro and minor Photoshop adjustments