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.

Spotlight on Magika Rowan

Magika just released this new hairstyle called Rowan. I’ve just found my new favorite braided style.

Not only is this hair new, but the HUD has been completely re-programmed. Everything loads much more quickly and the tint picker options can be imported and exported. Now you can save your favorite tints and use them again and again! More information available from the Magika group.

I don’t usually do an extra post in a day, but I had to rush this one to the blog and Flickr. It’s marvelous!

Purple Moon

Sylvi of b[ELLE] has done it again! She sent me a cute summer shorts/top outfit. It’s so cute it sent me up to the moon with delight! I’ll be running around in this outfit all day — as soon as I figure out how to get down to earth again.

  • Head — Lelutka — Chloe
  • Body — Maitreya
  • Skin — Pink Fuel — Anja II, apricot
  • Hair — Sintiklia — Ariana, naturals
  • Top/Shorts — b[ELLE] — Highwaist Shorts ‘n Crochet Top. These come with a 5 color mix/match hud for top, shorts and trim. Only 75L for the set this weekend!
  • Moon/Pose — Simply Shelby — Celestial Hanging Seat, Purple. This is currently in the sale item area.
  • Stars — M2D — White Stars
  • Backdrop — Turnip’s Homes — Turnip’s Skydome 2.0
  • Location — Private Home
  • Lighting — Jean’s Gothic Moon, Lumipro and just a tiny bit of Photoshop highlights/shadows

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.

Hippy, Hippy, Hooray!

I finally took the plunge and got a Homestead. This will allow me to make my own backdrops, set land forms, textures, weather and more! I’ve been wanting to do this for a long time and today was the day!

Today’s post was inspired by the latest creation from my friend, Sylvi, of b[ELLE]. This top and bellbottoms set has a color change HUD for each section. The pants have the most GORGEOUS embroidery down one leg. You can see some in the photo, but I admit I didn’t quite do it justice with my classic cross-legged hippy pose.

  • Head — Genus — Classic
  • Body — Maitreya
  • Skin– The Skinnery — Harper, sorbet
  • Hair — Elikatira — Juniper (Exclusives HUD)
  • Top/Bellbottoms — b[ELLE]. Side tie sweater and Bellbottom jeans. On SALE for 99L this coming weekend!!
  • Pose — Sylva’s Animation Factory — Candy Fair Gift, 2015. Sadly, around this time Sylva passed away, according to her profile. Her store remains open and any proceeds go to her family.
  • Rug/Pillows —PPK — Arabian Style Tent
  • Hippy Van — Decor Cities — AS Hippie Van. I bought this on Marketplace 2-3 years ago, but couldn’t find the link.
  • Table — E-Mesh — Barrel Coffee Table
  • Cooler — Junk Food — Cooler Red
  • Lighting — Daytime Shadows, Lumipro, Photoshop

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!