#88 Mem’s Gallery

Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst. -Henri Cartier-Bresson

Every so often I look around my small gallery and wonder – why?

Why do I have a gallery? Why do my friends like me to have a gallery? Why have I chosen these, of all my photographs, to display? Are these still part of my 10,000? Why have I displayed them like this?

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I wonder – what do visitors see? What thoughts or feelings are raised?

Currently Mem’s Gallery is housed in a cute little cottage at the top of a hill, surrounded by flowers and trees; part of our New Zealand themed sim.

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If you have a chance to pop in and look around please send me your feedback – thoughts, feelings, ideas. Constructive feedback can provide inspiration (or desperation?) to push through  to keep on changing and growing.

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Mem’s outfit:

hair accessory: *LODE* Headwear – My Red Poppy, by Chirzaka Vlodovic
jewels: :[P]:- Kerraleth Rings [Left-Maitreya]:// Golden, by Vae
dress: ISON – gemini dress -maitreya- (navy), by Harry Hyx for Uber
shoes: PHEDORA / Mary heels / Maitreya, by Celina Galli for Crossroads Jan ’17
hair: Summer Haze (S Head/S Breast), by Stealthic for Hairology Jan ’17
bag: Zaara : Patchwork clutch (R) *carmine*, by Zaara Kohime

Kirin Poses – Nyu Pose Pack, by Carolina Soutereau

CATWA HEAD Catya and CATWA RIGGED EYES Catya v1.00 , by Catwa Clip
Maitreya Mesh Body, Hands & Feet – Lara V3.5, by Onyx LeShelle
*League* Ella – Catwa Applier – Fair & Body Appliers, by Nena Janus
no.match_ CATWA Jessica HAIRBASE APPLIERS, by n0match
My own shape – adjusted for the Catya head

#87 I need to go shopping

“I’ve purged myself of worldly goods; half my stuff is either being sold or going to charity. I need to go shopping.” – Christy Leigh Stewart

It was like a purge – back in July some stroke of LL doom swallowed one of my folders – never to be found again. Not just any folder – it was my CLOTHING folder – 50k of trash and treasure from 9 years in SL: clothes, shoes, jewelry, lingerie, hats, bags, umbrellas and watches …. the lot.

Now when I make up an outfit I need to go shopping.

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My shopping trip took me to old haunts (Zaara) and to new ones [VERSOV] – to collect DEMOS!

I love this outfit – it reminds me of some looks from the recent Spring 2017 Ready to Wear Fashion shows. I love the contrasting colors, textures, styles, the meticulous design details, the glam hairdos and sheer craziness of it all.

OUTFIT:

dress: Rowne.Damir Sheer Dress – Sienna.Maitreya,  by Fashionboi Landar

shoes: [VERSOV] CHUNKYOV Heels_(MAITREYA) GLOSSY_BLUETRIC, by Versov

bag: Zaara : Patchwork clutch (R)*indigo*, by Zaara Kohime

hair: Tableau Vivant \\ Lioncourt hair – [XXS] – Basics, by M4ri1yn Magic

nails: {ZOZ} Beachy Solids Polish (Maitreya) HUD, by Zozicon

makeup: Veechi – Romance Me Eyeshadow [Catwa] & Veechi – Velvet Creme Lipstick [Catwa], by Aiubrey Snoodle

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CATWA HEAD Catya and CATWA RIGGED EYES Catya v1.00 , by Catwa Clip
Maitreya Mesh Body, Hands & Feet – Lara V3.5, by Onyx LeShelle
*League* Ella – Catwa Applier – Fair & Body Appliers, by Nena Janus
no.match_ CATWA Jessica HAIRBASE APPLIERS, by n0match
My own shape – adjusted for the Bento mesh head

 

#85 this fairy’s gift

All the ancient classic fairy tales have always been scary and dark                                        – Helena Bonham Carter

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The third fairy drifts into the castle, trailing butterflies and the scent of magical gardens. Memory bears her gift to the tiny princess; one perfect golden peony, symbolizing beauty and honor.

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Outfit:
dress: -AZUL- Calypso Opal, by Mami Jewell
wings: -AZUL- Pepeke Wing & Butterflies Mint, by Mami Jewell
flowers: *LODE* Accessory – Blossoms [single peony], by Chirzaka RV
*LODE* Head Accessory – Iris [violet], by Chirzaka RV
hair: Exile::Cold, by Kavar Cleanslate

CATWA HEAD Annie Human 4.10, by Catwa Clip
Maitreya Mesh Body, Hands & Feet – Lara V3.5, by Onyx LeShelle
Essences [Sophia] #Pale01 [Catwa Applier], & Maitreya Applier Hud *Pale01*, by Inka Mexicola
no.match_ CATWA Jessica HAIRBASE APPLIERS, by n0match
IKON Triumph Eyes – Blue, MESH, by Ikon Innovia
My own shape – adjusted for the mesh head
poses are from the IE Cute and Coy V2 (b) set, by Kay Weston of Image Essentials

background: Mesh Romance Forest Pond Scene, by FelixvonKotwitz Alter

#84 ‘Little Black Dress’ style

 

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One is never over-dressed

or underdressed

with a Little Black Dress 

Karl Lagerfield

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I slip into my favorite [ZE} LBD, zip up my Essenz heels, fluff up my D!va hair and lean in close to the mirror to check my Veechi lipstick and eyeshadow. Oops – I nearly forgot to check my nails. A quick coat of {ZOZ] in a  gold shade – superfast drying.

Hmm now  for jewelry – I’ll choose a couple of  LUXE. gold accessories – then add some from LaGyo. Done!

Zoom over to the IE photo studio to snap some selfies – then off to the casting. Wish me luck.

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Outfit:
dress: [ZE] Carley Dress {BLACK}lara, by ZzoieZee Dethly
shoes: Essenz – Hanover (Black), by Senzati0n Domenitzo
hair: “”D!va”” Hair “Erika” (Amber), by Marisa Kira
makeup: Veechi – Romance Me Eyeshadow [Catwa] & Veechi – Velvet Creme Lipstick [Catwa], by Aiubrey Snoodle
nails: {ZOZ} Beachy Solids Polish, 9 color HUD, by Zozicon
Jewels: LUXE. Cleo Arm Cuffs, LUXE. Harlow Bangle, Harlow Collar & Harlow Link Bracelet Gold, by Meccaa
LaGyo_Halsey Horn Necklace & LaGyo_Halsey Horn Ring – Gold, by Gyorgyna Larnia

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IE Photo Studio – I used the car prop in the Male Pose Studio with poses from the IE Cute and Coy series – by Kay Weston. NB Join the group and the photo studios are free to use. 

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CATWA HEAD Annie Human 4.10, by Catwa Clip
Maitreya Mesh Body, Hands & Feet – Lara V3.5, by Onyx LeShelle
*League* Ella – Catwa Applier – Fair & Body Appliers, wearing the freckled option, by Nena Janus
no.match_ CATWA Jessica HAIRBASE APPLIERS, by n0match
Izzie’s Body Freckles 11, HUD applier, by Izzie Button
IKON Triumph Eyes – Blue, MESH, by Ikon Innovia
My own shape – adjusted for the mesh head

 

#83 New look Memory – raw

You don’t know this new me;

I put back my pieces,

differently.                                                                                              @HighPoetsSociety

We can do this every day in Second Life – BUT I don’t.

I change my avie a little, to fit outfits or to achieve a certain ‘costume’, but big changes I only make maybe once a year, or less. I need to feel like me in my avie.

This time the change is into a mesh head, which you would think is no big deal – they have been around so long now that the next step – Bento- is already here. I have joined the ranks of folk who appear as detached floating parts before assembling into something resembling human form.  It has felt like a big step for me – but strangely many of my friends didn’t even notice!

These photos were quickly shot in Coastal Afternoon WL setting and cropped – to send in for a casting that I’d left till the last minute.

Wearing:

CATWA HEAD Annie Human 4.10, by Catwa Clip

Maitreya Mesh Body, Hands & Feet – Lara V3.5, by Onyx LeShelle

*League* Ella – Catwa Applier – Fair & Body Appliers, wearing the freckled option, by Nena Janus

no.match_ CATWA Jessica HAIRBASE APPLIERS, by n0match

Izzie’s Body Freckles 11, HUD applier,  by Izzie Button

IKON Triumph Eyes – Blue, MESH, by Ikon Innovia

My own shape – adjusted for the mesh head

Outfit (subject to change):

Hair: Magika – Bad Habit, by Sabina Gully

Makeup: Veechi Romance Me Eyeshadow [Catwa], &  Veechi – Velvet Creme Lipstick [Catwa], by Aiubrey Snoodle

Bikini: *MC* Vegas Bikini – Coral – Maitreya Lara, by Freya Olivieri

Jewelry: Kibitz – Amisa rings [L] maitreya 10 – gold, by Kathya Szczepanski

 

 

 

#82 Coming soon – Rock Your Rack 2016

I’m proud to be part of …..

Rock Your Rack 2016 Final AD

Rock Your Rack | SecondLife Charity Event Raising Funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation presented by Models Giving Back
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We have an amazing group of people helping with this year’s event including 63 designers, 23 artists, 12 DJ’s, 12 musicians, 30 bloggers, 25 models, and various builders, venue owners and such that have come out to be a part of this event. Thank you to everyone who is going to make this year’s event fantastic and the talk of SL. You all are amazing! We can’t wait to share it all with you – so mark your calendars now to visit Rock Your Rack 2016 from October 1 – October 16th. See you all there!