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#544 Change


People who read this blog may have noticed my posts have been very sparse the last two months.  I have been going through things in real life and though I have tried to blog I have not been happy with anything I have produced, to the extent that I wouldn't post it.

Last night, after days of wearing this outfit and trying to blog it, I decided that until I sort out real life, I needed to release myself from my blogging commitments, so I have spent today doing that.  This post was initially going to  be a farewell, but after some thought and wise words from friends on plurk, I have instead decided it is not a goodbye, it is a time of change.
So, change it is.  I don't know where this blog will lead me, or when my next blog post will be, but I am hoping to improve my skills and take photos that I can be proud of and want to share.  l love doing portraits so I imagine that will be something I will build on.  From being sad, I am now quite excited, but first I am gong to leave my sl house more and have some adventures.… Read the restFarewell




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#543 Practice

Unexpected health stuff has kept me away from my blog for the longest time since I started blogging, but here I am again, and with a whole heap of new stuff to share.
My dress and boots are both from Just Because for Uber - the dress comes with a scarf which I am not wearing here, but both are available in the gorgeous Just Because palette.  The boots are also available separately at Uber - I have never seen footwear from Annie Melson before and all I can say is that I hope she does more.  They are so easy to wear and come in her extensive palette with plenty of options to customise via hud.  

 I didn't wear the scarf because I wanted to show off this pretty necklace from Cae for FaMESHed.  Unfortunately you cant see the earrings but I have given a closer look at the necklace.

My freckles are by La Boheme, and my eyes, lips and manicure are all from different designers at the current round of Applique.  

My first pose comes from the Nantra set currently at The Liaison Collaborative, and are actually skating poses but I didn't trust Zsa on the ice, so made her practice on the soft snow first.… Read the restBlog post #453. slurl added when pubished

#542 Ophidiophilia

Today I am wearing another fabulous creation from Annie Melson of Just Because, and wow, wow, wow.  Annie has created a simply stunning gown that gives you curves a screen siren would be jealous of, and then topped it with a snake slinking it's way round the bodice.  Not just any old snake either, a texture change snake, so you can match, blend or contrast your snake to your gown, or your hair, or eyes, as you wish.  I will wear it next time I go out dancing, and I am sure it will turn many heads - and maybe send any Ophidiophobics running for the nearest exit, whoops.

Mesh body (including hands and feet): Maitreya Lara
Shape:  based on  Strawberry Singh Zara but tweaked 
Hair:  EnVogue Olivia
Mesh Head:  Catwa Destiny   
Applier:  Pink Fuel LiyaEyes:  Catwa eyes using Avi-Glam Melancholia omega applier, fall  - available at Sad November 
Lips:  Alaskametro Dryad Lipstick 
Eye Shadow:  La Boheme Emilia - available at We Love Roleplay
Manicure & Pedicure:  La Boheme Mohini Silver - available at The Alchemy

Gown:  Just Because  Venom Gown - available at Collabor88
Necklace:  Cae Serena
Earrings:  Cae Serena
Ring:  Cae Enchanted

Other stuff:
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#541 The Window

My dress today is brand new by DE Designs for the Mesh Body Addicts bi-monthly event - it comes in a wide array of beautiful colours, and in each box you get both the sweater dress I am wearing here and a shorter length sweater.  I love it when designers give us different wear options.  The dress and sweater are of course beautifully made mesh pieces which fit my Lara like a dream.

The lighting I am using in these photos is the brand new beta from Lumipro.  I quite simply could not take pics in sl now without Lumipro, and the new version brings some tweaks and tricks that make it even more fantastic.  To learn a bit more about the new version, take a look at the video here, and if you have never seen Lumipro before take a look at some of the other videos, it really is an invaluable tool for bloggers and photographers in sl.
Mesh body (including hands and feet): Maitreya Lara
Shape:  based on  Strawberry Singh Zara but tweaked 
Hair:  Truth Deja (group gift)
Mesh Head:  Catwa Destiny   
Applier:  Applier:  Pink Fuel LiyaEyes:  Eyes:  Catwa eyes with Avi-Glam Melancholia omega applier - available at Sad November 
Lips:  Birth Willow Catwa lipsticks Matte Set 1 - available at Applique
Eye Shadow:  Alaskametro Fall Essentials  - available at Sad November
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#440 Floating

The cloud Zsa is floating on is the Seeds of Insiration prize when you play the Hopscotch gacha at Gacha Garden 20 times - the other prizes are rezzable clouds in lots of cute shapes.

My jacket/tank and jeans/capris are from RealEvil Industries. The jacket comes with an integral tank, and the jeans can be switched to capris with a click of the hud, so it is a really versatile outfit.  The textures are flawless and I am sure this is an outfit I will wear to death!

My nail and eye make up are both from the new round of Applique, which opens tomorrow, the 11th, and my lips from Alaskametro were at On9 but will soon be on the marketplace.

My eyes are from the brand new set by Avi-Glam, Melancholia, available at Sad November.  I am wearing the Lapis on my Catwa eyes using my Omega applier hud.  I didn't think Kendra could out-do her Serene eyes but she has, these new eyes are truly stunning.

I have changed my hair for the close up simply because I love this new hair from Exile for Collabor88 so much that I couldn't resist wearing it although I had already taken the full body pic with different hair.… Read the restPost #540

#539 Candy

My outfit today comprises separate bodysuit, leggings and straps by Just Because.  It is a brand new mainstore release, and comes in solid colours as well as 4 skeletons.  I couldn't resist this skeleton one, and have been wearing this since the moment I first put it on!  This is quite a change from Annie Melson's normal style, but as always it is a fabulous piece of mesh with great textures bringing it to life, and it is such fun to wear.

My lipstick and eyeshadow/eyeliner combo are both at the current round of Applique.  This is a new to me event, but as a lover of all kinds of appliers for mesh heads it is just perfect for me - not only lots of pretty stuff to play with, but also introducing me to new designers such as the ones whose makeup I am wearing here.  I should mention that they do applier clothing as well as everything you can think of for the mesh head lover.  

My poses and the skeleton stool are both from Nantra for Candy Fair which finishes tomorrow, so if you want it, you need to hurry.  It comes with 12 poses and 12 sweetie props, but I have chosen not to use it in the pic above (actually, I couldn't, because Zsa ate it).… Read the restPost #538

#537 T-Bird

Although I have to admit to getting a bit event-sick at times, one of the positives is finding new designers who I might otherwise not have come across. The new designer in this post is LX, with their original mesh top and bolero, currently available at the Boho Culture Fair.  Each pack contains both bolero and top in two shades, so you can mix and match.  The mesh is beautifully made and the textures stand up to close examination.  I really look forward to more from this designer.

My car prop is by Nantra - the T-Bird is texture change and is loaded with great animations;

Mesh body (including hands and feet): Maitreya Lara
Shape:  based on  Strawberry Singh Zara but tweaked 
Hair:  EnVogue Britney
Mesh Head:  Catwa Destiny   
Applier:  Pink Fuel LiyaEyes:  Avi-Glam Serene Eyes, essential pack 1 
Eyeshadow:  La Boheme Sydney - available at We Love Roleplay
Manicure - Danemarkz Fashionably Dead

Pants:  Neve Donna LivelyBolero & top: LX - available at Boho Culture Fair
Shoes:  Reign Jane Heels - available at Collabor88

Necklace:  Cae Mermaid
Earrings: Cae Mermaid

Other stuff:
Poses:  Nantra - Don't Take my T-Bird Away (includes car), Kokolores - Portrait Me
Lighting:  Lumipro Lighting System 

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#537 He’s Behind you!

I am bringing lots of new goodness today, with items from We Love Roleplay, Collabor88 and The Season's Story, including a free gift, and finally a $1L hunt item.

I wanted to do a close up today as I have worn this Acorn set from Cae a few times but they have not been very visible.  This is such a pretty, delicate and unusual set, and deserves to be seen.  Statement pieces have their place, but for when you want something more subtle, this little set is absolutely perfect, and of course, with it being from Cae, it is beautifully made.
My skirt and sweater, currently available at Collabor88 are the first things I have ever bought by Zenith, it fits really well, and the gauzy skirt is so pretty. They also have some cute boots available but I chose to go with some from Mon Cheri for Arcade last December, the gacha is now available in the mainstore. 

As you can tell, these pics were taken in different places - I did take a close up in the same location as I took the pic above, a spooky area set up by my friend Pet.… Read the restBlog Post #537

#536 Solitude

Today's post brings together items from Collabor88SalemAnybody and Twe12ve.

I am always excited when Alia Whitfield, designer of Blissiere comes out with something new, and she never disappoints.  Her adverts alone are worth a read!  This Halloween Mantle is nothing short of epic, and I had such fun putting this blog post together.  The fireplace comes loaded with really high quality animations, the candles flicker and it even comes in 3 sizes so no matter how low your ceiling you will find one to fit.  It is available along with other spooky and cute goodies, at the current Haunted round of Twe12ve.
My skirt and top are by Freya Oiivieri of Mon Cheri for this month's Collabor88 and Anybody.  Both come in a large range of colours but I have gone with black to fit in with my theme.  Both top and skirt are available in single colours or a fatpack which includes a bonus colour.  My earrings from Cae for Salem can be seen better on my flickr feed here.Read the restSolitude

#535 London Lights

Today's post brings together items from Season's Story and We Love Roleplay plus a new mainstore release.

My dress and bolero set are a new mainstore release from Just Because.  Stupidly, I forgot to show you the dress without the bolero, but when you demo it, try it both ways and you will see how versatile it is.  Of course, it goes without saying (but I'm going to anyway!) that the mesh fits my Lara absolutely like a dream, and the textures are just perfect.  I love the way the asymmetrical pulled hem and string give the dress a really unusual outline.  Thankfully the dress comes with intrinsic panties to spare our blushes, and you can change them, the string and the buttons via hud. 
My hair from KoKoLoReS comes with two options - the plain hair above and the one shown below, with autumnal leaves.  The lovely Sisch FIrecaster is creating up a storm at the moment with lots of great new styles for various events, and I am sure I will be sharing more very soon.… Read the restPost #535

#534 Shadow

My lingerie set today comes from DE Designs, and as always comes in a large range of colours, each with a hud allowing you to control the colours of the bow and buckle - you can also remove the bows if you wish.  The texture works so well with Doc Eldritch's rich palette, and altogether this is a very classy little lingerie set.

My necklace and earrings are from Cae for FaMESHed, and my eyeshadow is from La Boheme for We Love Roleplay. This palette along with other eye and lip makeup and eyes are just 50L per 10 item hud, so fantastic value.

Mesh body (including hands and feet): Maitreya Lara
Shape:  based on  Strawberry Singh Zara but tweaked 
Mesh Head:  Catwa Jessica   
Hair:  Exile Full of Grace, reds
Applier:  Pink Fuel LiyaEyes:  Avi-Glam Serene Eyes, pack 2 - available at Cosmopolitan
Eye Shadow:  La Boheme Gia Set 2 - available at We Love Roleplay
Manicure & Pedicure:  DaneMarkZ Nebula

Bikini - DE Designs Candice
Necklace:  Cae Stellar - available at  FaMESHed
Earrings:  Cae Stellar - available at  FaMESHed

Other stuff:
Poses in furniture - What Next Vintage Dressing Screen - but hands and arms moved with Animare:  
Lighting:  Lumipro Lighting System 

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#533 Say Cheese

I am going to make this a quickie post as rl got in the way of blogging last month, so I have a lot to catch up on.  Not only a quickie, but a blog post with just one photo, can you believe it!

My sweatpants are a brand new release from Just Because for FaMESHed, and they are simply perfect, they fit like a dream to my Maitreya Lara, and of course they come in Annie's great choice of colours.  You can of course buy the fatpack, but even with an individual colour pack, you get a hud so you can change the string at the front.  

My hair is from Wasabi Pills for Fifty Linden Friday - it isn't available at the special price now, but it is such a pretty"do" that it is well worth paying full price for it.

Mesh body (including hands and feet): Maitreya Lara
Shape:  based on  Strawberry Singh Zara but tweaked 
Hair:  Wasabi Pills Drew
Mesh Head:  Catwa Jessica   
Applier: Glam Affair HopeEyes:  Avi-Glam Serene Eyes, Essential Pack 1 - available at Cosmopolitan
Manicure & Pedicure:  DaneMarkZ - Webby

Pants:  Just Because Rena Sweatpants - available at  FaMESHedTop:  Just Because Casey Sports Bra 
Sneakers:  Slipper Originals - Zoie Sneakers

Other stuff:
Poses:  Le Poppycock - Say Cheese
Lighting:  Lumipro Lighting System

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#532 Windows

Today's very belated (due to rl stuff) post brings together items from Uber, N21, One Word, Inspiration SL and Cosmopolitan.  This includes new dress, new hair, new eyes, new eyeshadow and new shoes.

Yet again Annie Melson has pulled it out of the bag - this dress is sheer perfection right down to the smallest detail - the zip, the folds and creases, all make for an incredibly realistic, beautifully crafted piece of mesh.  It is available in Annie's gorgeous palette, and comes with intrinsic panties which you can switch on or off (I recommend on, particularly if you fly round sl most of the time like I do!).  You can find this dress exclusively at Uber.

My poses are from a new set by Nantra for OneWord, it includes 6 posts plus mirrors and I thought I would show you a few. 

My gorgeous eyes are from a new set released by Avi-Glam for Cosmopolitan.  I have loved Avi-Glam eyes since the moment I found them, and am always amazed at how Kendra Parfort can top the last release, but this new Serene range is even better than her previous releases!… Read the restPost #532

#531 Rise against the wind

Today I bring you brand new items from Tres Chic, ULTRA, Collabor88 and Whore Couture.

I have been running round in this outfit for about 3 days, unable to find poses or props that felt right, till I went to Tres Chic and saw this prop set from Frozen.  it comes with 5 poses and 5 kite props.  I LOVE this Teefy top for Collabor88, so much so that I keep running back to pick up another colour while they are still at C88.  I am a huge Lapointe & Bastchild fan so I ran very quickly to pick up these boho style jean shorts from ULTRA, and I am not disappointed, they fit perfectly and I love the texture change hud they come with.  
I did tell Zsa that kiting should not really be done in high heels but as always, she wouldn't listen.  Her shoes are brand new from Essenz, and to seek them out I paid my first ever visit to Whore Couture.  I was actually flipping between C88, home and Whore Couture while working out which top and shoe choices I liked best.… Read the restPost #531

#530 ZsaZsa finds the light

Today I bring you brand new releases from Mesh Body Addicts, Hairology, The Makeover Room, Cosmopolitan and The Crossroads.

The eagle eyed amongst you might have noticed something different about my previous two posts.  To be honest, I didn't expect anyone to notice anything, but then I got a message from my friend Tin: "OMG I am looooving your most recent photos look 528 and 529!!!  What is different???? Shadows?  You are definitely doing something different!"  

That difference is, quite simply that I have taken my Lumipro out of it's box again.  I only used it a bit last year before of stuff I was going through in real life I couldn't concentrate.  So, I am basically back to square one, a complete noob.  I have been watching videos and practicing, practicing, practicing, getting frustrated with myself, then practicing some more.   

I hate asking for help, I like to find my own solutions, so wasted two whole days on my platform.… Read the restPost #530

#529 Dreaming

Today I bring you brand new items from The Arcade, FaMESHed and Cosmopolitan.

I am always excited when Freya Olivieri releases something new because her items are always breathtakingly gorgeous - and this new set for The Arcade is no different.  My top, shorts, sleep mask and wonderfully girly clutter plus more are available to play for.  From FaMESHed I am wearing one of Exile's two "do's".  This relaxed kinda up, kinda down, kinda wispy "do", is right up my street, perfect for swinging on my hanging bed under the sl stars.

Below is the shopping guide so you can see more of the goodies you can play for from Mon Cheri at The Arcade.  The player reward is absolutely gorgeous too!  Please note that the clothing in this gacha is only for mesh bodies.

Mesh body (including hands and feet): Maitreya Lara
Shape:  based on  Strawberry Singh Zara but tweaked 
Mesh Head:  Catwa Destiny   Applier:  Glam Affair  Calliope Hair:  Exile Cold - available at  FaMESHed
Eyes:  Avi-Glam Celestial Eyes - arctic packManicure & Pedicure:  DaneMarkZ Ombre
Shorts: #3 Mon Cheri .Night Essentials Shorts Lilac.- available at The Arcade
Top: Mon Cheri .Night Essentials Top Lilac Print - available at The Arcade
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#528 Route 66

Doc Eldritch of DE Designs has released a new pair of leather pants for We Love Roleplay - in my opinion Doc's leathers are some of the best in sl, and these are the best he has ever done.   The texturing is superb and I particularly love the lace detail on the front - both lace and hardware can be changed via hud.  You can choose from 6 colours which include huds to change the laces and hardware, and during We Love Roleplay there is a 25% discount.

 I have teamed the pants with a cami/corset from Just Because - it is one of Annie Melson's older releases but still works really well. You have a choice of leather or lace and you can wear the corset alone if you feel daring!

 My shoes are brand new from Essenz - two colours were available for the Monthly Midnight Madness event at the weekend.  They are no longer available but the full release is, and I am showing you one of the colours from Hud 1.… Read the restPost #528

#527 Dress your avvie for less than $100L!

And now for something completely different!  One of the YouTube channels I love to watch is Alicia Chenaux's, and in her latest vlog she issues a challenge to put together an outfit, including clothing, hair, accessory and shoes, for just 100L!  If you haven't already seen it, watch Alicia's video here - and give the challenge a go yourself!  If you do, please share your link in my comments so I don't miss it.

I love this kind of challenge but I couldn't go to two of the places I would have normally headed for right away - Hilly Haalan and Pure Poison, as Alicia used them in her video, so I wanted to find somewhere different.  After a while searching mp with no luck, I suddenly remembered a store I loved in my pre-mesh days and I was happy to see Sharodie still does gorgeous flexi gowns but now with omega appliers - and she also does mesh dresses.   To say her items are reasonably priced is an understatement and a half - and that is why I am giving you 2 mesh dresses with texture change huds, plus bracelet, hair and 2 pairs of shoes for the grand sum of $99L!… Read the restPost #527 - $100L Challenge

#526 Chic

I am somewhat late with this post as I had an unexpected hospital trip for an exploratory procedure, and it always takes me a while to get over general anaesthetic. I am not complaining however - as a chronic insomniac, someone sending me to sleep so easily is something I actually enjoy - yup, total weirdo.   I have to wait around 10 days for biopsy results but am hopeful it won't be anything sinister.
Anyway, onto the good stuff - I am always thrilled when Annie Melson of Just Because releases a new gown because they are always stunningly beautiful and so classy.  Isabelle ticks all those boxes and then some.  She is a wonder to behold, creating curves a vintage screen siren would be jealous of.  You can either wear the gown alone or add the optional pearls - and if the gown itself isn't stunning enough, the pearls really turns it up a notch, and you can even change the colour with the included hud.  

l realised I hadn't done this gown justice without showing the back view, so here is a quickie pic - the pearls not only add something special to the front neckline, they also do something spectacular with your back view!… Read the restPost #526

#525 Marbelized

Today's post brings together a beautiful and brand new mainstore release from DE Designs, a fantabulous Fifty Linden Friday (still available as I publish this post, but don't delay grabbing it!) fatpack of heels from Reign, plus goodies from DeeTaleZTruthMeva and more.

 I love all Doc Eldritch creations, but I absolutely love love love love this one!  This brand new cami is absolute perfection on my Maitreya Lara, is beautifully crafted and the textures are simply gorgeous.  It comes in an extensive range of colours which made it very hard for this Libran to choose which to wear today!  It comes in standard sizing and is also compatible with just about every mesh body you could want - including TMP. 

I have teamed my cami with my favourite pair of white pants from Neve (previously Cold Logic), which come with with a texture change hud and a boot helper which make them wearable with just about any length of heel without poke through.… Read the restBlog post #524