#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

#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

 

 

 

#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

Last sun

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

#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

# like a sunflower

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Fantastic sunflowers – what a joy to find these outfits!

I decided to channel Twiggy – adding this glossy updo from Vanity Hair, pastel makeup from Blacklace, eyeliner from *League*, bright earrings from Maxi Gossamer and finishing with these great shoes from KC

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BakaBoo is a mini project by Ocean Blackthorne that features one-of-a-kind clothing that attempts to bridge the line between fashion and art. Expect truly unique pieces that are special, risky and never boring.

Kohn has been delighted to find LOTS of great menswear at the SWANK Event – and even agreed to wear the jacket part of this outfit  – we went to a 70’s disco party and danced up a storm.

POSE:
Poses oOo Studio – Friends 1, by Olaenka Chesnokov

Mem’s OUTFIT:

dress: BakaBoo – Spring Mod Dress – Sunflowers, by Ocean Blackthorn for SWANK

ACCESSORIES:

shoes: -KC- VIV HEELS [MAITREYA],  by Klari55a

jewels: MG – Earrings – Tokyo Tears, by Maxi Gossamer

BODY:

hair: Vanity Hair:Moonriver-Must Haves, by Tabata Jewell

skin: *League* Skin Erin Pale Natural Blonde, and *League* Erin Freckles Tattoo -Pale/Fair, by Nena Janus

eyes: {S0NG} :: Aki~ Blue Eye, by Funeral Plutonian

makeup: *League* Classic Wing EyeLiner 2 Tattoo, by Nena Janus
Blacklace Beauty Kismet Gloss Clear, by Gemini Galatea

lashes: *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash – Upper+Lower (add), by Freya Olivieri

Maitreya Mesh Body Lara, by Onyx LeShelle

Slink AvEnhance Hands Casual and Feet Mid, by Siddean Munro

 

Kohn’s OUTFIT:

Jacket: BakaBoo – Baka Vest – M – Sunflower

trousers: L&B Jeans “Classic”

ACCESSORIES:

shoes: 69 Park Ave Black Leather_Mesh Sneakers

jewels: .:L&B:. Mens “Lovers” Silver Necklace

BODY:

hair: Amacci Hair Steve ~ Jet Black

skin: -Belleza- Jonas tan

eyes: (*> Bower Bird <*) Masterpiece Eyes – PICASSO (med)

Slink Physique MALE Mesh Body Release 1.3, by Siddean Mun

 

 

 

#74 Prom Night

‘Cause someday when you’re looking back on your life
At the memories, this is gonna be one of those nights                                                                             – Tim McGraw

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Looking back – it’s the photographs we treasure; letting us remember the details – the hours spent dreaming, planning and preparing.

Kay Weston of IMAGE ESSENTIALS has made this great set of pose props to catch our Second Life memories. IE Prom Night Set 1 (featured here) has a silky backdrop with flower lights that really does remind me of Prom Night photo booths set up to catch groups and couples.

There are 4 poses built in (click to sit on the flower urns) and this is the easiest prop to use  – giving each person a menu with the option to adjust positions.

This would easily double as a sweet set for engagement or wedding photos.

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Memory’s OUTFIT:

gown: [Loovus] Isila Gown – Limpet Shell (Maitreya), by Vikeejeah Xevion

ACCESSORIES:

jewels: POMPOSITY – Diamond Stud Earrings & POMPOSITY – Empire Diamond Bracelet, by Bugsy Hansome
RYCA Tiara Glam Platinum, by Ryca Doobie
BODY:

hair: .:EMO-tions:. * LOTTE * with * LOTTE * flowers -colorful pastel option, by Mirja Mills

skin: *League* Skin Erin Pale Natural Blonde and *League* Erin Freckles Tattoo -Pale/Fair, by Nena Janus

eyes: IKON Promise Eyes – Clarity, by Ikon Innovia

makeup: Blacklace Beauty Kismet Lips Pastel Sugar, by Gemini Galatea
{MUA} Eyeliner – All the Ways – Pack 2 – 2, by Shanty Bookmite
Mock Blush- Stilleto, by Mocksoup Graves

lashes: *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash – Upper+Lower (add), by Freya Olivieri

nails: -{ZOZ}- Spring Azaria Gold Polish (Maitreya), by Zozicon

Maitreya Mesh Body Lara, plus Feet and Hands, by Onyx LeShelle

POSES: IE Prom Night 1, by Kay Weston
FROZEN – Face Poses, by Weronika Pobieski
Kohn’s OUTFIT:

Suit: *MLC* Formal Outfit Long Jacket Gold: by Mohna Lisa Couture
ACCESSORIES:

shoes: Wicca’s Wardrobe – William Shoes, by Wicca Merlin

jewels: Memory/Kohn .:L&B:. Mens “Lovers” Silver Necklace, by Lotus Bastchild

BODY:

hair: NO.MATCH_NO.PAST B ., by viking

skin: -Belleza- Jonas tan, by Tricky Boucher

eyes: (*> Bower Bird <*) Masterpiece Eyes – PICASSO, by Charm McAndrews

body: Slink Physique MALE Mesh Body Release 1.3, by Siddean Munro

#73 Oslo Up in Lights

Marquesse Oslo 1

Recently I had the privilege walking for Marquesse in the Let’s Summer Fashion Show.

This amazingly customizable outfit OSLO has 2 parts – the coat & shorts and the boots. The boot HUD has 5 colors to change boot, sole and laces. The coat and shorts HUD has 5 colors PLUS a color picker  – so the coat and shorts can be whatever combination you can dream up.

I chose to keep the boots and coat white and shade the shorts to pick up the pink in this amazing OLD Dragonfly Hair by Boudoir from the 2012 Crazy Hair Hunt.

– If anyone ever reads this who has a dream to organize something that will be remembered by the participants FOREVER – please please organise another CRAZY HAIR HUNT

Marquesse Oslo 2

POSES:

IE – Up In Lights – pose prop with 10 poses, by Kay Weston

BACKGROUND TEXTURE:

Image Essentials Grunge Textures 3, by Kay Weston
OUTFIT:

top & shorts: [Marquesse] Oslo Outfit, by Rebellah Antoinette D’Arcy

ACCESSORIES:

boots: [Marquesse] Oslo Boots, by Rebellah Antoinette D’Arcy

BODY:

hair: *CHH3*8 Dragonfly hair Boudoir, Vitabella Dubrovna

skin: *League* Skin Erin Pale Natural Blonde, by Nena Janus

eyes: {S0NG} :: Junji~ Blue Eye, by Funeral Plutonian

makeup: .::PiCHi::. Pure Eyeliner [black] 2, by Tissu PiCHi
*League* Erin Freckles Tattoo -Pale/Fair, by Nena Janus
Blacklace Beauty Jelly Lips Pinks 6, by Gemini Galatea
Mock Blush- Stilleto, by Mocksoup Graves

lashes: *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash – Upper+Lower (add), by Freya Olivieri

nails: [FORMANAILS] BALLERINA -2- NAILS FOR MAITREYA, by by Ivi Bing

Maitreya Mesh Body Lara & Hands, by Onyx LeShelle

Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet High, by Siddean Munro