I didn’t notice the unicorn behind me until I developed my film. What a nice surprise!

I got the dress I’m wearing in the Spring Hunt. It’s by Seniha and there are prizes from other stores, too. I love the sparkly pink fabric!

  • Body — Maitreya
  • Head — Genus Project — Classic
  • Skin — Pink Fuel — Delina, Biscuit shade
  • Lipstick — Cheap & Chic — Juicy Lipstick
  • Hair — Lamb — Brunette — Heart with Roses and Crown. On sale this weekend, 75L
  • Dress — Seniha — Dalia Dress v2. Current Spring Hunt Prize, 15L.
  • Swing — Raindale — Meadowtwirl v2. On sale this weekend for 50L
  • Wisteria — Love — Wisteria Tree. Part of a set of trees. On sale this weekend for 50L
  • Unicorn — Love Everlasting
  • Lighting — A mix of Windlight settings, Lumipro and Photoshop
  • Location — Private Home

Pretty in Pink Fuel

In my last post, I mentioned going back to my Lelutka head. Then came the hunt for a new skin. My last “regular” skin was from Lara Hurley. I think their skins are perfection! But everyone has strengths and weaknesses in their designs and theirs is no exception. They excel at skins for redheads and blondes, but I wanted to get back to my brunette looks with a moderately tanned skin that looked true to tone. I hunted around for hours in vain, even trying on other Lelutka heads in an effort to mix and match.

But then I remembered Pink Fuel. I absolutely LOVE their cosmetics– one of their lipstick packs I use for my everyday wear– and I knew they had a few skins in the store. I knew I’d found a winner when I tried on the Anja skins.

  • Head — Lelutka — Chloe
  • Body — Maitreya
  • Hair — Stealthic — Ascension
  • Skin — Pink Fuel — Anja II, thin brows, Apricot shade.
  • Lipstick — this is one of the choices in the Anja HUD
  • Outfit — toksik –Airy top and skirt, pink
  • Shoes — Hilly Haalan — Stefania heels, HUD included
  • Backdrop — Foxcity — Tomorrow Photo Booth
  • Pose — beaute — sit2 (This was pulled from an AO I wore many years ago)
  • Location — Backdrop Cove
  • Lighting — Bryn Oh’s Condos in Heaven Sky 2 (which added a slightly pink tinge), Lumipro and a touch of Photoshop

Learning to Wear Yellow

In real life, I NEVER wear yellow. My skin has an olive cast and frankly, the color makes me look green. That’s not the best skin color for anyone except maybe a Martian. This made me shy away from wearing yellow in SL, but I’m learning that yellow is a great color against my current favorite skin.

  • Head — Genus — Classic
  • Body — Maitreya
  • Hair — Truth — Yuko, past VIP gift
  • Skin — The Skinnery — Harper, sorbet
  • Makeup — Prada Beauty — Caliente collection (lipstick)
  • Top — Hilly Haalan — Bea Knotted Shirt, tropical pack
  • Skirt — COCO — Suede Fringe Shirt, white
  • Pose — Foxcity — Long Grass Pose, VIP gift
  • Location — private home
  • Lighting — Nacon’s Morning, Lumipro, Photoshop

Yesterday’s Dress

The dress I wore yesterday to the real estate office is so attractive, I wanted to feature it. The fabric feels oh-so soft against my skin. The lace trim on the deep neckline and hem are just the right touch of femininity. The belt, shown here in brown, has a small color change HUD. Not too short or revealing, the dress is perfect for the office or a dinner date.

The dress is available at Decoy and comes in 16 colors. 200L each or 1200L for the fatpack.

I got this dress with a gift card from Decoy as a reward for filling out a survey.

Where Flowers Bloom

Where flowers bloom, so does hope.

Lady Bird Johnson
  • Head — Genus — Classic
  • Body — Maitreya
  • Skin — The Skinnery — Harper, Sorbet
  • Hair — Kuni — Ari
  • Makeup — Lipstick, Pink Fuel, Dazzle me for Genus head. Eyeliner, Warpaint, Classique Redux
  • Top/Shorts — Addams — Elle, purple (No. 11). Current featured item.
  • Pose — Fashiowl — Tourist 7. Marketplace store link.
  • Location — Cydraconic Garden
  • Lighting — TOR Sunset Eggdrop, Lumipro, Photoshop

Hair Today, But Gone

I was digging through my closet, looking at hair I hadn’t worn in years. I came across this cute style by Argrace called Hatsune. The style is a perky chin length cut with wisps the move in the breeze. The braided front is held in place by a colorful scarf, which was a perfect spot of color for my little black dress.

Alas, it seems that Argrace has discontinued selling their older hair. The large store where this photo was taken has a few newer mesh styles.

  • Head — Genus — Classic
  • Hair — Argrace — Hatsune, Browns with scarf includes hair tone and accessory HUDS
  • Body — Maitreya
  • Makeup — E U P H O R I C — Adja eyeshadow (280L) and lipstick (560L)
  • Dress — Hilly Haalan — Alice Dress, Black. Past group gift
  • Pose — Apple Fall — Fulwood Sofa included pose
  • Location — Argrace store
  • Lighting — Daytime shadows and Lumipro. No Photoshop other than cropping.

It’s Friday!

Muah!! I love Friday sales!

All Fifty Linden Friday items listed were on sale today, June 28, 2019.

  • Head — Catwa — Jessica (shape is my own)
  • Body — Maitreya
  • Skin — Belleza — Hannah FLF 1 Catwa applier, Medium –50L
  • Hair — Exile — Mia, Naturals HUD FLF — 50L
  • Eyes — Izzie’s — Whiskey Eyes — FLF sale. I’m wearing the Catwa applier version but Omega, Genus and Lelutka are also included. 50L
  • Makeup — A R T E — Natural Lipgloss — 180L
  • Pose — Amitie — Female Miss Pack. I bought this at the Amitie 50% off sale.
  • Location — Backdrop City
  • Backdrop — Paparazzi — Alley Bar — pinks
  • Lighting — Nacon’s Natural Dark, Lumipro and a tiny touch of Photoshop.

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.

SL 16B Tribute

When I read about the SL 16B Photo Challenge, I knew I wanted to do more than just take a photo. I wouldn’t be in Second Life for almost thirteen years were it not for the people in it with me. I wanted to pay tribute to the friends that make my Second Life special. These are the friends that I share funny “only in SL” moments with, and the ones who are there when I need a good cry.

“Mellwyn” shares this blog with me. I don’t share well (ask my rl husband LOL), so this is a huge deal and a giant leap of friendship. This photo is dedicated to her and two other very dear friends, Kylie Quinn and Sylvi, with whom I’ve shared so much — laughter and tears and everything in between. I want to thank them for their unwavering friendship, kindness, generosity and support.

  • Hat, Flag, Lanyard — Linden SL 16B gifts, located in the Welcome Area.
  • Head — Catwa — Lilly (The shape is my own)
  • Skin — Belleza — Imogen medium shade. This was a 50 Linden Friday item a while back
  • Makeup — A R T E — 40’s Makeup Pack. I bought this at a past Vintage Fair.
  • Dress — b[ELLE] — Vintage Swingtime Dress Lacy, created by my friend, Sylvi. Follow the link to her in-world store and this link to her Marketplace store.
  • Shoes — KC Couture — Maya Pumps.
  • Pose — GO&SEE IOS Shopping Pose 2
  • Location — SL 16B Exhibit by Kylie Quinn, dear friend and photographer extraordinaire! Look for her exhibits in world and her Flickr page.
  • Lighting — I shot this one in world in black and white using Lumipro lighting.

It Had to be Moonlight

I shopped until I dropped from L A G at the SL 16B event in Second Life. Of course, I had to pick up all of the marvelous group gifts. It was like Christmas in June! I have yet to open all of them — maybe I will by SL 17B!

I did pause at a few of my favorite designers’ shops to make some heavily discounted purchases. (There are some amazing deals at SL 16B.) I decided that the best way to show off this gorgeous hair and makeup is with a little bit of moonlight.

  • Head — Lelutka –Chloe
  • Skin — Lara Hurley — Cerise
  • Eyes — Euphoric — Yuna Beauty Set from the May 2019 Lelutka Powder Pack
  • Hair — Sintiklia — Gigi. I bought the Naturals pack — 200L.
  • Makeup — alaskametro<3 — Winter Beauty Book –113 L. I adore alaskametro<3 makeup. I’ve worn it for years. It’s exquisite and so reasonably priced.
  • Pose — Foxcity — Portrait Bento Set — 250L
  • Backdrop — Pseudo — Casting Call Backdrop
  • Location — Backdrop Cove
  • Lighting — Windlight Phototools Moonlight 4, Lumipro and Photoshop