Friday, August 17, 2018

the Creative Process

Takes TIME!

I am so excited, because I have been accepted as part of the blogging team for the artistic E.V.E., in Second Life.  They create the most amazing "shinies".  I have always loved them, and was so giddy upon receiving word they had accepted me, and then those old inner demons jumped up.  "You're not THAT creative."  They hissed in my ear.  Whoa...doubts.  So, I went to the blogotex site to see what they had for me to blog, and there's two items.  One is a set of horns.  


Well, I LIKE to challenge myself, so I selected them, and it says, "You have five days to submit a blog about these horns." I go into panic!  My muse is...ponderously slow.  So, I take my avatar down to nothing, and plop the horns on my head.  They are gorgeous:  Lovely materials and specular maps (that makes them shine).  But still, it's a pair of horns on a bald head.

Hair... I need hair...I tried ALL sorts of hair.  But settled on this from EMO-tions.  But there was a LOT of editing to do to make the horns stand out, and not the hair.  It comes with a really nice circlet, but it sort of competed, so I edited that away, added a simple circlet, and left the chains.  (the chains are part of the HAIR, not the horns.)  

Okay, skin, and makeup left to do.  Luckily, Powder Pack, Catwa, arrived today.  So the makeup and skin comes from that lovely box.  I added the black nails from my inventory, and then...

...a pose....back to my inventory, and I had this lovely set from PosESioN, and it worked!  Lighting happened because a lovely photographer, named Lily, shared the secret of throwing down a face light, like actually rezzing it to the ground and moving it around.  There's three of them in this photo.  

The whole process, start to finish, took me about six hours.  And there you have it.  My first photo for E.V.E.  Keep your fingers crossed for me, okay?  

You can get these gorgeous horns at E.V.E.'s main store on the lucky chair, or on marketplace.  I'll give you both links.  

Where to find these gorgeous horns?  
E.V.E. Maleficent Horns - Marketplace - click HERE
E.V.E. Maleficent Horns - main store inworld - click HERE 

Style Notes:
E.V.E.
E.V.E Maleficent GW Horns

Powder Pack (Catwa) (August 2018)
A R T E - Catty Liner [CATWA]
amara beauty - body applier - Marshmellow
amara beauty - PP - Ana Skin - CATWA
S.E CATWA 50'S RED LIPS COLLECTION POWDER PACK

Personal Inventory (Marketplace or inworld stores)
*PosESioN* Bento Ocean Hud Animation
.:EMO-tions:. * MEDUSA *
5. TRUTH / Bangs / Side Whispy Left
6. TRUTH / Bangs / Side Whispy Right
::Struck::Storm Circlet Black(Just Add)
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara V4.1
::SG:: InTime Stilleto MESH Nails for Maitreya
alaskametro<3 "Emma" eyebrows - Catwa HUD

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Please...

...Take Me Dancing Tonight

Yes, it's that song from Sting, "Stolen Car", but oh I so need someone to take me dancing!  When I pulled this look together that's all I could think about:  Hot salsa in a steamy club, moving body to body, lost in the rhythm together.  Alaska Metro created the mermaid leggings, and I loved the details. (Lots of things from Alaska Metro in this photo, see details below.)  Available with Omega and Maitreya appliers and tattoo layers for standard avatars!  

The jewelry, I just couldn't get enough of it.  And that amazing hair from No_Match, completely finished the look.  I popped over to Cosmopolitan, and there was this great hip belt (I got the fat pack).  


So, who, please who, will take me dancing tonight?

Stolen Car - by Sting - HERE 

Places to visit:
Mesh Body Addicts - click HERE (ends soon!)
Alaska Metro - click HERE
Cosmopolitan - click HERE
Backdrop City - click HERE 


Style Notes:
AlaskaMetro
alaskametro<3 "Emma" eyebrows - Catwa HUD (Mesh Body Addicts)
alaskametro<3 "Mermaid" leggings 02 - (check inworld store)
alaskametro<3 "Tropics/Shimmer" nails - Maitreya manicure HUD
alaskametro<3 "Whimsy" makeup palette - Catwa applier HUD

Cosmopolitan
amias - Hip belt - LIV silver - Maitreya

Jewelry
Cae :: Gianna :: complete set (necklace, bracelets earrings)
(Yummy) Sea Treasures -rings

Personal Inventory 
-Pixicat- Stella.Top - White 
7 Deadly s[K]ins - TATUM browless FACE&BODY cotton candy
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2 (Personal Shape)
Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara V4.1 (Personal Shape)
NO.MATCH_NO.CHEAT. hair  (female) (comes with a male version as well)
[Buzz] Kenna Eyes - Lavender {Omega HUD}

Photography Notes
Bauhaus Movement -Pose - Let the Beat Drop
Photographed at Back Drop City
Fotoscope lights

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Magic!

Do You Believe?

I mean, we've all got our pick up lines, but "I'll turn into a prince?"  Really?  Seems a bit...fishy to me?  Still, with the lanterns and fireflies leading a dance on a magical moonlit night, perhaps?  

Enchantment - a magical whimsical event in Second Life.  


Aleutia is one of my favorite designers.  She creates class, sexy original mesh clothing, and this lovely water lily gown just made me smile!  

!IT! (Indulge Temptation) has these gorgeous lipsticks, beautiful sheen in the sheerest light to dark tones at Mesh Body Addicts Event.  Only till August 20, so HURRY.

All details, as always, below.

Where to go to be enchanted?
Enchantment - event - click HERE
Mesh Body Addicts Fair - event - click HERE
!IT! - main store - click HERE 

Photographed at the gorgeous sim, Corycia! (Adult)
You can go there, by clicking HERE


Style Notes 
Enchantment
*Naminoke*WaterLily with frog prince R #2 hair flowers
Firelight  - Rigged Mesh Hair - Black&White - Wanita
[Aleutia] Vasilisa Flower (Please Add)
[Aleutia] Vasilisa Ribbons (Maitreya) FATPACK
[Aleutia] Vasilisa Skirt (Maitreya) FATPACK
[Aleutia] Vasilisa Top (Maitreya) FATPACK
Le Poppycock *Sweet Madness* Out of Reach (Frog) [ADD]
Stardust - Princess - 02 Bento Pose

!IT! @ Mesh Body Addicts Fair (Until August 20)
!IT! - Yummy 7 Catwa

Personal Inventory - Marketplace or InWorld Stores
#adored - pixie girl - eyeshadow + blush {catwa}
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2 (Personal shape)
**Cole's Corner** - Fireflies Beam Aura 
Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara V4.1 (Personal Shape)
 [CAROL G] -  Unalome#01 Underboobs Tattoo
[Buzz] Kenna Eyes - Lavender {Omega HUD}
[VO.Z] Flower Dew Bento Nails - Maitreya
 Atelier Pepe - Powder Pack - Emily

Darkness...

...and Light

The duality of us all, dark and light; Why choose?  What could lie in the darkness?  Are there terrors? Or, once faced and embraced is there pleasure and delight beneath the reflected light of the moon.  Which side will you choose?  Or, will you close your eyes and let the dark draw you in?  



Which ever side you choose, or if you, gladly embrace both, this amazing look from Wicca's Wardrobe will be perfect.  Leather snug against satin skin in beyond thigh high boots, and the hug of straps and laces over your body.  Come to the dark side.  We have amazing outfits!

Places to visit:
The Mesh Body Addicts Fair - click HERE
The Fetish Fair - click HERE
Wicca's Wardrobe - click HERE
Backdrop City - click HERE 

Wicca's Wardrobe @
The Mesh Body Addicts Fair- (until August 21)
     Wicca's Wardrobe - Esther Boots Maitreya 
     (for Freya, Hourglass, and Maitreya, with color change HUD)
the Fetish Fair (Until August 17)     
     Wicca's Wardrobe - Nicole Body Maitreya
     (for Freya, Hourglass and Maitreya, with color change HUD)
     
Personal Inventory (available on Marketplace or inworld stores)
Make-up
     !IT! - Catwalk Eyeshadows 11
     alaskametro<3 "Velvet" lipstick - Catwa HUD
     Go&See * Lush * Lashes 1# Tintable
     [FORMANAILS] NAILS - MAITREYA - BENTO - RUSSIAN ALMOND
     
The Avatar
     A R T E - Rare Eyes [CATWA]
     Atelier Pepe - Powder Pack - Emily
     CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2 (Personal shape)
     Exile:: Relentless (S)
     Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara V4.1 (Personal Shape)
     
Photography Notes:     
     Something New - Pose - Mixed Emotions - Pose 2
     Fotoscope  FotoModel V1 for lights

     Photographed at Backdrop City 

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Prayers

Sent Adrift 

"The beauty of life is lost if you look at it with your eyes only" is tattooed down her back, and she tries to filter what her eyes see through her heart, and her soul.  She sets adrift prayers for those who suffer, for those who need, for the universe, and lifts her hands in gratitude for all that is given her.  

Cast your eyes on the ocean
Cast your soul to the sea
When the dark night seems endless
Please remember me

She sings softly into the cooling breeze, and softly, the sea answers.  



Inspired by Dante's Prayer, by Loreena McKennit 

Arabic Tattoos at Bodyfy - exclusive - See it HERE until August 24

Lily Flowers by Runic at Enchantment - HERE 

Style Notes
At Bodyfy
 Arabic Tattoos - life is lost::maitreya 70%

 At Enchantment
 .: Runic :. Lily Flower - Fatpack

 Personal Inventory (Marketplace and inworld stores)
*TKW* Hair -  Dubet
amara beauty - Powder Pack CATWA - Leanne skin
Arm Band NT63 Double Silver 
Bangle - Lost Eden - Miriam - SILVER + FIRE TOPAZ - L
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2 (Personal Shape)
Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara V4.1 (Personal Shape)
Meva Bento Nails 4 Left Silver
XH Fanfaronade Headdress Silver (Mesh)
A R T E - Infinity Eyes [Catwa]
*PosESioN* poses Goddess 6


Friday, August 10, 2018

He said...

Let me check my tool box...


He had promised me a new outfit, and I had hoped we'd go shopping together, but he's always been a "do it yourself"-er.  "There you are, a silver body suit, custom made!" He crowed.  The rest of the evening went...well...I'll leave that to your imagination, but it took a LOT of oil to get that duct tape off without leaving nasty abrasions.  Men, always full of surprises!  


Where can you get this minimalist body suit?  Why, at ROMP of course.  The creative designer at .Salt has it there, pre-assembled.  You get to create your own story!

Places to go:
 ROMP, for elegant kink - click HERE
.Salt, mainstore (great group gifts) - click HERE

Style Notes:
Salt @ Romp! (elegant kink)
.SALT - DUCT TAPE BODY SUIT - GLAM

That marvelous lipstick is by Mik1karu
Mik1karu - Catwa "THE GLOSS" Lipstick
Market place store - https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/167002

Personal Inventory (on Marketplace or inworld stores)
::Axix:: Beloved Nocturnia Gag (Bound Box)
Tableau Vivant \\ Vento - B+W
[FORMANAILS] NAILS - MAITREYA - BENTO - RUSSIAN ALMOND
[ILAYA] Penelope Collar 1
A R T E - Infinity Eyes [Catwa]
Insol: Seo applier, tone 'Creme' (CATWA) HUD
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2 (Personal Shape)
Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara V4.1 (Personal Shape)

Photography Notes
Animare HUD (standard) V2.07
NEW Subtle face light - at deep night
Soft Body Illuminator (for material clothing, add)

Wet Cat - "Bound" pose Blindfold set and pose

Lazy Day

Just Right for Loving Away

August, the dog days of summer, where the temperature soars even as fall starts teasing around the edges of the evening.  One of my greatest pleasures is being able to sleep outside, or just loll and read, or day dream.  This marvelous set, by Outside the Box, is simply perfect for that occasion.  And when frost breathes white to all the sweet green leaves, you can put this lovely set indoors as well!  Available in PG and Adult editions, at this month's SWANK!
(beach not included)


Where can I see this amazing set, you ask?  

Lazy Day by Spanky and Our Gang - Listen HERE 

SWANK - click HERE (August 7 - 31)
Outside the Box - click HERE

Style notes:
Outside the Box, for SWANK
OTB! Draped in Love Sofa/PG
OTB! Draped in Love Cover
OTB! Draped in Love Stool
OTB! Teal Potted Fern

Co-starring (available on Marketplace or inworld)
(Milk Motion) gipsy oak - lights -18 li
KIDD LONG GRASS * Wild Sword * 
{what next} Provence Picnic Picnic Basket
JIAN Kitten Pillow

Naima MultiSitting Shells with shadow