#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

 

#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