#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

#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

 

 

 

#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

#61 Pretty as a Picture – My Attic @ THE DECK

Stick figures zooming around in circles on bicycles?

Pictures waiting for me to climb into the frame?

An empty bed waiting for a sleeper?

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Memory looking amazed and bewildered – {Nantra} Illegally Blonde pose 4 with tintable handbag prop

I discovered these and many more intriguing inventions at CICA – the shop  (I call it a gallery installation) of SL artist Cica Ghost.
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Dolly and I are both wearing outfits from My Attic @ THE DECK – which is open until the 30th of September – and everything is 95L

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Mem’s outfit:

dress: [gt] town & country dress_aqua FITTED, by Girl Thursday for My Attic @ THE DECK

shoes: {NANTRA} Gabrielle Heels Stormy, 2 pairs per pack, by Nancoix Urquan for My Attic @ THE DECK

jewels: Cae :: Equestrian :: Collection, includes metal change HUD – by Caelan Hancroft for My Attic @ THE DECK

hair: NO.MATCH_NO.REGRET. by viking

skin: Lumae :: Niska : 2 – Satin :: Petals {Freck/LightBrow}, includes soooo many appliers, by Lumiya Rae for My Attic @ THE DECK

eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes – Evening, by Ikon Innovia

makeup: *League* Classic Wing EyeLiner 3 Tatto, by Nena Janus

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

poses: {NANTRA} Illegally Blonde, pose 4 with bag prop, by Nancoix Urquan, for My Attic @ THE DECK

location: C I C A – gallery/shop

Dolly’s outfit:

top: Lingeria – *LACUNA* Camille Gingham Lingerie – Grape lolas hud applier , by LacunaInc for My Attic @ THE DECK

skirt: W&B Briet Tweed Skirt PLUM for My Attic @ THE DECK

socks: socks – {Luxuria} T&C Thigh High Socks – Applier *light* on the applier {Luxuria} T&C Thigh High Socks – ribbed lavender *light*, by Roslin Petion for My Attic @ THE DECK

boots: :HH:: Hucci Urban Cowgirl Boot – Midnight (Slink_SS), by Eboni Khan

hat: !!Pure Country Saloon Cowboy Hat – with tassel

jewels: Meva Coins Collection gold set, by Mea Carnell

hair: Exile::Come What May naturals, by Kavar Cleanslate

skin: ~Oceane~Ella Natural skin Honey Tan Cleavage Blonde

makeup: ~Oceane~ Pretty Liner by Oceane

lashes: Oceane – Darling Mesh Lashes – Linked [Wear!]

Maitreya Mesh Body Lara, by Onyx LeShelle

Slink AvEnhance Hands Casual and Feet Mid, by Siddean Munro

#56 Femme Fatale

These are ‘grown up and sexy’ outfits for those times in Second Life when ‘cute’, ‘sweet’ or ‘comfortable’ won’t do it.

“When I’m good, I’m very good, but when I’m bad, I’m better.”

Mae West

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These are  ‘grown up and sexy’ outfits for those times in Second Life when ‘cute’, ‘sweet’ or ‘comfortable’ won’t do it. This new kind of latex just slides on over your Slink, Belleza or Maitreya body, (without any of that nasty stickiness,) fitting perfectly and not losing any of its shine.

Rebella, of [Marquesse] is having a creative frenzy – designing new items every week so go on in and see what rings your bell.

I have teamed her sexy dresses with 3 different hairdos from my Hair Fair discovery – NO.MATCH. heels from Essenz and Oceane’s sexy Cats Eyeliner.

Nancoix Urquan’s ‘Yes Mistress’ poses definitely showed the ‘bad is better attitude’, and her ‘Goody 2 Shoes pose shows a more submissive look.

Femme Fatale 2

outfit 1

dress: [Marquesse] Femme Fatale Blue Slink/Belleza/Maitreya Bag, by Rebella Antoinette D’Arcy (deloreen)

hair: NO.MATCH_NO.DRAMA. by no.match (viking)

outfit 2

dress: [Marquesse] Femme Fatale Nude Slink/Belleza/Maitreya Bag, by Rebella Antoinette D’Arcy (deloreen)

hair: NO.MATCH_NO.HUNT.(female avatar), by no.match (viking)

outfit 3 & 4

dresses: [Marquesse] Femme Fatale White Slink/Belleza/Maitreya Bag, by Rebella Antoinette D’Arcy (deloreen)
and [Marquesse] Femme Fatale Black Slink/Belleza/Maitreya Bag, by Rebella Antoinette D’Arcy (deloreen)

jewels: VJ – Love Earrings & Necklace Silver, by RKitty (rkthings.crystal)

hair: NO.MATCH_NO.FIRE. by no.match (viking)

All Outfits:
shoes: Essenz – Vienna (Black), by SenzatiOn Domenitzo

skin: *League* Skin Erin Pale Feline Brunette, by Nena Janus

eyes: IKON Promise Eyes – Clarity, Ikon Innovia

makeup:*League* Erin Tintable Lipstick -7, by Nena Janus
Cat’s eyeliner by Oceane, by Oceane Grumiaux

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

poses: {NanTra} Yes Mistress, and Goody 2 Shoes, by Nancoix Urquan