#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

#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

 

#81 The last of the evening sun

I’m not one of those people who wakes up and thinks, ‘Bring on the day!’ I have to have about 7 pints of coffee before I’m even remotely awake. But I love the golden hour in the evening, as hokey as that sounds. Just as the sun is about to set and you get those lovely shadows and everything looks gold and yellow.    Stacy London

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It is wonderful to lean back against the warm bricks in the evening sun soaking in the soft healing ambiance.

In Second Life wonderful poses help express the feeling – these poses from  – IE Wall to Wall V1 & V2, by Kay Weston – from the recent Alchemy event – are now instore at Image Essentials

Waiting in the last rays

Outfit 1-
hair: NO.MATCH_NO.MEANING. by Viking – On9
top: Mimikri – Paillettes Top / Luna duck egg _FM_Maitreya, by Mimikri Kit – Cosmopolitan Events & Shopping
shorts: Mimikri – Leather Hot Pants / Luna duck egg _FM_Maitreya
shoes: JamBee > Shoes > Xiuying Dragon Wedges > Maitreya, by JamBee – On9
Outfit 2 –
hair: tram517 / amber & cork, by moca Lour – HAIR FAIR 2016
top: -tres blah- Ken Kimono (Maitreya), by Julliette Westerburg for Luxe Box, July
jeans: erratic / swift – jeans / white (maitreya), Erratic Rain – Collab88 July
shoes: REIGN.- STACEY WEDGES- MAITREYA, by Kenadee Cole – Luxe Box, July

Outfit 3-
hair: MINA Hair – Pippa – Light Blonde, by Mina Nakamura – HAIR FAIR 2016
top: (fd) Sweet Flowy Tank – Mint LARA, by Toast bard – Collab88 July
pants: (fd) Vintage Thrifted Pants – Navy LARA, by Toast bard – Collab88 July
shoes: Pure Poison – Arya Sandals – Maitreya, by Shaleene Kenin – Kustom9

Under it all-
makeup: Veechi – Luster Glam Shadow [honey], by Aubrey Snoodle for Collab88 July
Blacklace Beauty Kismet Lips Pastel Sugar, by Gemini Galatea
Arte – Blush – Pink, by Miriam Lemondrop
nails: [ZOZ] Beachy Solids Polish, by Zozicon
skin: *League* Skin Erin Fair Natural Blonde, & *League* Erin Freckles Tattoo -Pale/Fair, by Nena Janus
eyes: IKON Promise Eyes – Clarity, by Ikon Innovia
eyelashes: *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash – Upper+Lower (add), by Freya Olivieri
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5, with hands and feet, by Onyx LeShelle

#80 waiting for the final

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Hanging around at the beach waiting for the UEFA Euro – 2016 – final between Portugal & France

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Lady Rosabella made bikinis for many of the countries in the competition and they are still on sale for a few days at  C.M.D. Art & Furniture   then they will be back in the Rose Your life store. RYL Bikini EM16 is made to fit classic avatars and Lara, Belleza, tmp & Slink mesh bodies.

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I had a lot of fun with this great pose prop is IE Just Chillin, by Kay Weston from IMAGE ESSENTIALS which is on sale at the IE Mainstore. The recliner comes with 8 built in poses so you can have some fun with your photos too or just soak up the sun.

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#79 Bikini for 4th of July

RYL Bikini 4th July

Hop over to C.M.D. Art & Furniture and you will find yourself on a football field set about with stands selling merchandise to support your chosen team and country. Past those stands is an area set aside for Independence Day, 4th of July items – and this cute bikini is on sale there. In the DUO package are mesh bikinis and a mesh mini dress for all kinds of mesh and regular bodies, and also red, white and blue nail appliers!

RYL Bikini for 4th of July

outfit:
bikini: RYL Danica Bikini Lara, by LadyRosabella
accessories:
jewels: Kibitz – Amisa rings maitreya 10 – gold, by Kathya Szczepanski
shoes: #EMPIRE – Aster – maitreya, by Queenshop

body:
hair: Exile::Soak Up The Sun, by Kavar Cleanslate for Summerfest ’16
eyelashes: *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash – Upper+Lower (add), by Freya Olivieri
nails: RYL USA nails appliers, by LadyRosabella
make-up: Zibska Sing 13, by Zib Scaggs for Shiny Shabby July
skin: *League* Skin Erin Fair Natural Blonde & Erin Freckles Tattoo -Pale/Fair, by Nena Janus
mesh body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5, by onyx LeShelle
eyes: IKON Promise Eyes – Clarity, by Ikon Innovia

#78 More last minute shopping at the VINTAGE FAIR 2016

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Whatever you’re doing – STOP – and run over to the VINTAGE FAIR before they pack it all up later today.

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Items from the VINTAGE FAIR:
hair: [e] Betty, by Elikapeka Tiramisu, EXCLUSIVE Item
makeup: Arte – Blush – Pink, by Miriam Lemondrop, EXCLUSIVE Item
hat; TABOU. Marelyne Hat- Gold pearls, by Mrs Glam Jinx, EXCLUSIVE Item
lingerie: [TrevaH]- Bridget Purple, by Amy Acajou, EXCLUSIVE Item
jewels: Anachron – Art Deco Empire Necklace & Earrings – Amethyst, by Nix Marabana, EXCLUSIVE Item
shoes: phedora. Penny heels Maitreya (comes with a headband and a 21 color HUD), by Celena Galli , EXCLUSIVE Item
tattoo: -Endless Pain Tattoos- Nika, by Mae Jewell, EXCLUSIVE Item
nails: DP- Koffin Nails- Flapper Fancy, by Bcreative Wilde, EXCLUSIVE Item
pose prop: *Everglow* Baroque Chair, by Fanny Willis, EXCLUSIVE Item

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#77 Vintage Fair Exclusives – 1

I am SO glad I got to the VINTAGE FAIR in time for these great exclusives.

Today is the last day – so make a little time and go – go on!

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It’s the details I love – the pincurls on the cheek, the soft blush, the delicate flowers on the nails, the immaculate texturing of the fabric and leather belt…

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Items for VINTAGE FAIR:
hair: [KoKoLoReS] Hair – Blanche, by Leyla Flux, EXCLUSIVE Item
poses: an lar [poses] The Sophee Series, by Katya Valeska, EXCLUSIVE Item
makeup: Arte – Blush – Peach, by Miriam Lemondrop, EXCLUSIVE Item
shoes: #EMPIRE – Sedum – Maitreya, by Queenshop, EXCLUSIVE Item
suit: Gawk! White/Peach Satin Suit (Maitreya), by Mell McMahon, EXCLUSIVE Item

nails: La Boheme Gift – Country Bloom, by Santana Llumiere, for VINTAGE FAIR

regular items:
*League* Skin Erin Pale Natural Blonde & Erin Freckles Tattoo -Pale/Fair, by Nena Janus
*MC* “Falsies” Eyelash – Upper+Lower (add), by Freya Olivieri
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5, by Onyx LeShelle
IKON Promise Eyes – Clarity, by Ikon Innovia