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.

Strawberry Time

I went to the Farmer’s Market today to pick up some fresh fruits and vegetables. The strawberries were so plump and juicy that I sat down to eat a few before I went back home. Mmmm….closing my eyes and inhaling the fresh scents around me before taking a bite.

  • Head — Lelutka — Chloe
  • Body — Maitreya
  • Skin — Lara Hurley — Cerise
  • Hair — Truth –Daphne
  • Top/Shorts — Rebel Hope — Beth Mesh Shorts and Mara Mesh Halter, Strawberry
  • Wreath — ERSCH –Strawberry Panic Wreath 1
  • Earrings — Miss LT — Strawberry Earrings
  • Pose/Surround — JINX — Strawberry Pickers. It is worn as an attachment and also has an AFK option. On sale currently at Redeux for 50L
  • Location — Costa do Sol, Green Acres
  • Lighting — Thalia Light, Photoshop

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

My Maria

I’ve gone back to my Lelutka Chloe head. I gave the Genus Classic a good solid tryout and I just couldn’t love it. It has great potential but the HUD just can’t compare to Lelutka’s. The Genus head appliers are also a bit sluggish and the HUD layout isn’t quite as logical. I also really like the Lelutka expressions better.

I decided to go for a skin change. I’m still on the hunt but this one called Maria by ItGirls appealed to me. My one complaint so far is that there isn’t a way to have the skin without a hair base. That small change would be a huge improvement!

  • Head — Lelutka — Chloe. Shape is my own.
  • Body — Maitreya
  • Skin — It Girls — Maria, tan. Body appliers sold separately but are only 300L for ALL of the body types and shades. That’s quite a bargain!
  • Hair — Stealthic — Haven
  • Eyes — Avi Glam — Ardor Eyes, summer
  • Makeup — Lipstick — Pink Fuel — Fresh Lip Tints
  • Earrings — Maxi Gossamer — Multi Hoops
  • Top — Teefy — Emma Top
  • Backdrop/Lighting — Just a purple prim background with a light Photoshop overlay. Midnight with a white Lumipro spotlight

!gO! Orange

I should be unpacking my Friday and Saturday sale purchases as well as everything I got from the two hunts I did this week, but as usual, I got distracted by a sale ad and wandered off to !gO!. I hadn’t been in this store for about three years and was delighted by some of the things I saw. This dress is the current group gift.

Another Chance

Sylvi of b[ELLE] sent me another version of her bellbottom/top outfit and I thought “Whew! I can get a second chance at doing a promo shot!”. Reminder to self– never ever try to do a photo and post when I’m tired, short on time or hungry. That day I was all three!

Notice the flowers on the pants–they almost shimmer in the light. Gorgeous!

  • Head — Genus — Classic
  • Body — Maitreya
  • Hair — Stealthic — Paradox
  • Skin — The Skinnery — Harper, sorbet
  • Top/Bellbottoms — b[ELLE] — Bellbottom Jeans 2 with Country Top. Color HUD included for top, belt and jeans.
    • To Sylvi–Thank you for including green in the choices. It’s my namesake color that I don’t get to wear frequently enough.
  • Earrings — Rebel Hope — Island Girl Earrings, FREE at The Free Dove.
  • Pose — *CNZ* — Butterfly Love Poses, with holdable props. Adjusted slightly by Animare, a totally marvelous tool for SL Photographers!
  • Backdrop — M O N S — Hello World Photoshoot Decor
  • Location — Backdrop Cove
  • Lighting — TOR Sci Fi, Blue Highline, Lumipro, just a touch of brightening in Photoshop.

Daisy, Daisy

I did an inventory search for “daisy” and came up with more than enough for a daisy themed outfit. I also included my bovine friend, Daisy, in the shot!

  • Head — Genus — Classic
  • Body — Maitreya
  • Skin — The Skinnery — Harper, sorbet
  • Hair — Truth — Ginevra, past VIP group gift
  • Dress — Pixicat, Spring dress, daisies
  • Glasses — Meva — Daisy Sunglasses
  • Jewelry — Meva — Daisy Necklace and Earrings
  • Wreath — Caverna Obscura — Daisies Wreath
  • Daisies — Sweet Evil — Daisy Bunch
  • Lighting and Pose– Lumipro, Windlight– Nacon’s Natural Sunrise, Photoshop
  • Location — Private home

Gothic Green

My friend Sylvi has a new GORGEOUS goth style gown in her store. It comes with a 6 option base color HUD. The gown is covered in delicate black lace with exquisite edging on the hem. I just had to show it off in my favorite color–Emerald!

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.