Yorkshire

As much as I enjoy setting up scenes on my own land, one thing I really love about blogging is discovering new locations inworld for photographs. The Yorkshire sim is now firmly in my fave landmarks list because put simply, the colours schemes when you visit are just beautiful. I really enjoyed playing with windlights and projectors to capture the shadows in this shot and I hope you enjoy it too. Also, please take the chance to explore the location – you won’t be disappointed.

 

Credits:

Hair: [elikatira] / Karina – brunettes worn

Sweater: *LX* / Aria – Aqua worn, part of duo set (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink inc) / *new release* available at The Underdog Event January 2018

Skirt: Addams / Silvana Denim Skirt w/Belt (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink inc)

Boots: N-core / EILEEN “Teal” (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink inc) / 55L offer at Zen Soul location – January 2018 only

Necklace: Slipper Originals / Morning Josie Jewelry Set (earrings and bracelet also inc) / *new release* available at The Underdog Event January 2018

Rings: Slipper Originals / Morning Josie Rings (Maitreya, Slink bento inc) / *new release* available at The Underdog Event January 2018

Pose: GingerFish Poses / Coquette (6 bento poses w/ mirrors) / *new release* available at 4Mesh January 2018

Scene Location: Yorkshire

Cast Your Eyes Forward

Look forward, to the horizon. That’s where your future lies. Embrace it. Don’t let your fears be the bars on a self imposed cage that holds you back.

Today I’m stepping out of my comfort zone a little and I have a person and a group to thank for this. I recently participated in the Blogger Vlogger Network (BVN) group’s Secret Santa and I was drawn Jarla Capalini. “So, how do I blog about a blogger as a gift?” you ask. Well, it’s a very good question and one I’ve thought about this week carefully. You start by profile perving, flickr perving and blog perving. Generally, you perv and I learned a few things:

  1. Jarla takes amazing photographs. Her use of lighting and shadows just makes me think “Wow!” every time I see them.
  2. Jarla has a couple of quotes in her profile that really resonate with me. The window bars in this picture are inspired by one of them.
  3. Jarla loves motorbikes!! This makes my heart sing because I have a trike in real life and I admit, I drooled at her rl profile picture (sorry Jarla, still profile perving).

So, what does a little blogger like me do with this information? Well, we take risks. We play with lighting and projectors. We edit windlights, play with shadows and then a moment of brilliance emerges. Obviously, this moment of brilliant includes a motorbike and an excuse to wear leather. So Jarla, this is my gift to you and it comes with thanks, for inspiring me to develop my skills further.

 

Credits:

Hair: Magika / Honey Whiskey – Hud 01 worn

Makeup (lips and eyes): . MILA . / Xmas Gift Makeup (Catwa) / *free gift* check under the Christmas Tree

Necklace: L&B Swear / Frost Coin Necklace (Classic, Maitreya, Slink) / *free gift* available at Shop ‘Til You Drop event December 2017

Jacket: L&B Swear / Dita Winter Cropped Jacket (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, TMP inc) / former Bishbox item (check store for availability)

Pants: [JUSTICE] / Naomi Pants – Black (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, TMP inc) / *discounted* available at Shop ‘Til You Drop event December 2017

Boots: Glamistry / Nemesia Ankle Boots – black worn (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink inc)

Motorbike: .::Indulge::. / Retro Orange Ducatti / group gift available at Paying It Forward December 2017

Pose:  Shi.S. poses / My Car Pose / available on Marketplace HERE

Backdrop:  RAMA / #selfie_RAMA Southwark Area / gacha item

Cheeky Cheeky

Nothing wrong with warming yourself by an open fire…even if it’s your butt that gets the warming first! Who knows what else the fire may warm up, if I’m lucky enough 😉

 

Credits:

Hair: Exile / Persuasive – Naturals / *new release* available at C88 December 2017

Eyeshadow: Izzie’s / Candy Cane Eye Make-Up (Classic, Catwa, Lelutka, Omega inc) / free gift

Lipstick: amara beauty / Hailey Lipsticks (Catwa available) / group gift available at Paying It Forward December 2017

Nail Polish: alaskametro<3 /”New Year Black/Copper” (Maitreya, Omega, Slink inc) / group gift On9 December 2017

Romper: -NARCISSE- / Noelle Romper (Maitreya, Slink HG inc) *new release* available at The Liaison Collaborative December 2017

Socks: erratic / eva – knee socks xmas (Maitreya inc)

Necklace: -KC- Couture / Caily Choker (Maitreya, Belleza, Slink, Classic inc)

Rings: Slipper Originals / Wynter Rings (Maitreya, Slink bento) / *exclusive item* The Frozen Fair December 2017

Pose: <K&S> / Lila poses. Standing / gacha item

Scene Location: Creamy’s (Alrberg Lech Lodge – VIP area)

Ice Queen

She looks down at the ground and smiles with satisfaction as she sees the frost is spreading. The ice cold in her heart projected to her surroundings, as she feels the chill in the air. Innocent doves ruffle their feathers and fly to seek warmer climes. She smiles, humourlessly without emotion. “Let them leave”, She thinks. “This is my time, and my time is NOW.”

 

Credits:

Hair: TRUTH Hair / Ice – Light Browns / gacha item

Tiara: The Annex /Moon Child Crown / *new release* available at Tannenbaum 2017

Necklace/Earrings: Maxi Gossamer / Necklace and Earrings – Falling Starflake

Gown: -Narcisse- / Cora Gown & Pearls – Silver (Slink HG, Maitreya inc)

Pose: GingerFish Poses / Black Love (6 bento poses w/ mirrors inc)

Scene Location: Whole Wheat Landscaping & Creation

 

Music is food for the soul

I love music. Listening to it on my walk to work, in the car; if there isn’t anything to watch on tv I’ll pop a music channel on and knit to my heat’s content. It’s an integral part of my daily life. I adore attending live music events and am signed up to a bunch of newsletters. If I see a band I like the look of…that’s it. I’m there. I’ve been going to gigs by myself for years and I love the freedom that comes with it. It’s my experience, it’s my way of connecting with other like minded people and sharing something…tribal…with them. It touches my soul and nourishes it.

In the last couple of weeks, I’ve been DJing at one of my favourite clubs in SL, the Twisted Cork. It’s been baby steps so far but what excites me is the prospect of sharing something I love dearly with like minded people. It also gives the Boss a break from my incessant IMs asking for song requests. Now he can just tell me “play it yourself” and I can! He’s been my mentor through this experience and I’m enjoying learning a new craft. He jokes that they’ve ‘created a monster’ and maybe they’re right. But, somehow I don’t think so 🙂

If you’re ever at a loose end, come listen for yourself: Tuesdays 1-2.30PM SLT – my 90 min rock block at the Twisted Cork.

Enjoy x

 

Credits:

Hair: [elikatira] / Nadia – brunettes worn

Jacket and shirt: MOoH! / Harper Jacket – black (Fitmesh, Maitreya, Slink inc) / *limited time offer* – 85L 17 November – 30 November 2017

Jeans: MOoH! / Josie Jeans – grey (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink inc) / *limited time offer* – 99L 17 November – 30 November 2017

Necklace: Maxi Gossamer / Necklace – Love Rocker – Silver

Scene Location: Whole Wheat Landscaping & Creation

A good book

I love a good book, always have since I was a child. I grew up lost in worlds outside my four walls, engrossed in lives that other people lived or created. Even now as an adult, if a good book, a really good read captures my attention I won’t do anything else socially. I’ll tuck myself into bed and read for hours. I remember finishing the Kite Runner at 2am and just thinking “wow!” That’s the sign of a good book to me; one that I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend. Do you have any to recommend to me?

 

Credits:

Hair: Doe / Ruby V2 – Browns / gacha item

Dress w/ Jacket: ChicModa / Kim – skirt, top, jacket worn (Maitreya, Slink inc) / *new release* available at Whimsical November 2017

Boots: N-core / Survivor – brown worn (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, TMP inc)

Necklace: Maxi Gossamer / Necklace – Truth Owl (orange) / gacha item

Pose: GingerFish Poses / Word Lust (5 bento poses w/ mirrors) / *new release* available at SAD November 2017

Scene Location: Ironwood Hills

Chilled

Today is going to be a quiet day for me, and I’m so excited I woke up at 6am >.< Having said that, knowing that most of the chores in the house are already done is a lovely feeling; no laundry, no bedding to change, no piles of washing up. Bliss. A perfect opportunity for me to kick back and just…laze on a couch somewhere.

 

Credits:

Hair: Exile / Instant Crush: fatpack w/ bento options (brunette worn) / 1L – exclusive offer on Marketplace

Necklace: !Indulge Temptation / Itsy Bitsy Spider Necklace / available at TWE12VE October 2017

Top: MOoH! / Violet top bold – fatpack (Fitted, Classic, Belleza, Slink, Maitreya inc) / 99L offer – available at Designer Circle October 2017

Shorts: MOoH! / Pippa shorts color – fatpack (Classic, Belleza, Slink, Maitreya, TMP, Tonic inc) / 99L offer – available at Level Up October 2017

Heels: Hucci / CrushedVelvet Pump – TawnyPort (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, TMP inc) / 9L – Kustom9 anniversary item October 2017

Scene Location: Creamy’s – Kitty’s Parlour (public access)