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

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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)

Two fingers are better than one?

This week I had the honour of working with Ms Zexy Queen herself on this picture. I’d posted on facebook this week regarding some of the things I’ve learned being a blogger over the last 8 months and one of them was about collaborating with other bloggers. I’ve done it once in the past and always love the opportunity to work with people and learn from them. What have I learned? I take too long getting ready! The Boss would agree, I’m sure lol.

If you want the credits for Zexy’s look, check out her blog HERE. In fact, why don’t you follow it? Lots of gorgeousness to drool over! Needless to say I had a lot of fun putting this picture together and I look forward to future collabs with Ms Queen!

 

Credits:

Hair: MINA Hair / Stella Dip dye / VIP group gift

Eye makeup: VENGE / Obscurous (Catwa, Classic, Omega inc) / *new release* The Men Jail Event December 2017

Lipstick: . MILA . / Princess of Darkness Makeup (Lelutka, Catwa inc)

Tattoo: +Fallen Gods Inc.+ / Lakshmi tattoo – Blood (Classic, Omega inc) / gacha item

Jacket: RIOT / Rebel Leather Spiked Jacket – Black (Maitreya worn) / *new release* gacha item available at The Arcade December 2017

Top: RIOT / Rebel Tank – White (Maitreya worn) / *new release* gacha item available at The Arcade December 2017

Belt: RIOT / Rebel Leather Belts – Black (Maitreya worn) / *new release* gacha item available at The Arcade December 2017

Pants: RIOT / Rebel Leather Pants – Black (Maitreya worn) / *new release* gacha item available at The Arcade December 2017

Heels: Glamistry / CROCUS Heels – black worn (Belleza, Slink, Maitreya inc)

Rings: Meva / Shalynn Rings – Silver (Maitreya Bento worn)

Pose: GingerFish Poses / Birdy (4 poses w/ mirrors inc)

Backdrop: VARONIS / Coven – background skybox (rare) / gacha item

 

Want to know what Ms Queen is wearing? Check out her blog HERE. Enjoy!

Holly

What could Wynn Say? When the Big Man calls, she runs to his arms. Was it the beard? The bold fashion taste? His booming voice? In all honesty, she didn’t know, but when He ho ho ho’d, she knew she couldn’t say no.

 

Credits:

Hair: TRUTH Hair / Gattina – variety

Eyeliner: SLACKGIRL / Christmas Shadow (Omega inc) / group gift – The Chapter Four December 2017

Eyeliner 2: SPIRIT Skins / Gift eyeliner (Catwa inc) / group gift – The Chapter Four December 2017

Eyes: Banana Banshee / Winter – 7 (Catwa, Mesh, Lelutka, Omega inc) / group gift – The Chapter Four December 2017

Blush: Arte / Blush – 5 Colours (Catwa, Classic inc) / group gift – The Chapter Four December 2017

Lipstick: Avenge / Xmas Lipstick (Catwa, Omega inc) / group gift – The Chapter Four December 2017

Snowman Earrings: Izzie’s / Snowman Pearl Earrings / Free gift

Top: -Narcisse- / Adalynne Cardigan – Siren worn (Maitreya only)

Jeans: RIOT / Winona Skinnies – black worn (Maitreya, Belleza, Slink inc)

Heels: Garbaggio / Lola Slingback (Maitreya, Belleza, Slink inc) / VIP group gift

Pose: an lar [poses] / The Frost Mini Series (3 poses w/ mirrors inc) / group gift – The Chapter Four December 2017

Scene Location: Something New – Photoland (Snowed in Cabin)

Yuletide

 

There’s something about this little robin that I can’t help but be drawn to. That he’s sitting there, guiding me, a little light in his beak showing me the way. It comforts me.

If you head over to the Entice sim, there’s a photography contest on at the moment with lots of lovely little opportunities for photographs dotted about the sim. A little treat for budding photographers like me. More info about the contest is at the sim itself. Good luck!

 

Credits:

Hair: TRUTH Hair / Makena – blondes worn / VIP group gift (October 2017)

Antlers: VENGE / Yuletide Deer Antler – Frost / gacha item available at The Chapter Four December 2017

Eyes: VENGE / Yuletide Deer Eyes – Blue (mesh) / gacha item available at The Chapter Four December 2017

Makeup: VENGE / Yuletide Deer Makeup – Frost RARE (System, Catwa, Omega inc) / gacha item available at The Chapter Four December 2017

Dress: 1313 Mockingbird Lane / Cruella Noelle Dress – White (Maitreya only) / gacha item available at Winter’s Hollow December 2017

Belt: 1313 Mockingbird Lane / Cruella Noelle Fur Belt – Checkerboard – RARE (Maitreya only) / gacha item available at Winter’s Hollow December 2017

Boots: 1313 Mockingbird Lane / Cruella Noelle Boots (Maitreya, Slink, Belleza, Fitmesh) / *discounted exclusive* available at Winter’s Hollow December 2017

Pose w/ lantern: GingerFish Poses / Yuletide (4 bento poses w/ mirrors) / *exclusive* available at The Darkness Monthly Event December 2017

Scene Location: Entice Fashion sim

Tiny Dancer

Ever since I saw this Reign gacha at The Arcade this month, I knew I had to have it. It takes me back years to 5 year old me, learning ballet and realising I’m not naturally co-ordinated! I bump into things. I have a tendency to catch corners and stumble a little. Although I wasn’t a natural dancer, I learned that perseverance does pay off and my skills grew. I was never going to be a Prima Donna, but I could hold my own and that was good enough for me.

 

Credits:

Hair: Doe / Nole – Browns / gacha item available at The Arcade December 2017

Skin: Glam Affair / Klea – India (Catwa inc) / gacha item available at The Arcade December 2017

Neck shawl: The Annex / Knitted Scarf – Oatmeal / *new release* Paying It Forward – starts 10th December 2017

Leotard: REIGN. / Leotard (Maitreya worn) / gacha item available at The Arcade December 2017

Legwarmers: The Annex / Legwarmers – Oatmeal (Maitreya) / *new release* Paying It Forward – starts 10th December 2017

shoes: REIGN. / Ballet Flats Plain (Maitreya worn) / gacha item available at The Arcade December 2017

Pose: GingerFish Poses / Get What I Want (5 poses w/ mirrors)

Scene Location: Ballet Sarah

 

More info about the Paying It Forward event can be found HERE. Happy shopping and remember, Wynny likes shoes and hair!

A Question of Luck

I’m a sucker for good quality clothing, hair and shoes in SL. I’m also a sucker for a bargain. A good quality freebie in SL….even better! When I have free time inworld, I love to find a good lucky board, hang out with like minded people and see what comes my way. Don’t be fooled though, it isn’t all giggles and chilled conversation. If a board has a wildcard (?) feature enabled, I’ve seen people go from smiley to ultra competitive in the time it  takes to blink. But for me, that’s part of the experience and the fun of hanging around lucky boards. You never quite know what you’re going to get.

 

Credits:

Hair: .Olive. / the Summer Hair – Naturals (currently closed for remodelling)

Sweater: Petite Mort / Novelty T-neck (Belleza, Slink, Maitreya inc) / VIP group gift

Jeans: Petite Mort / Filthy Acidwash BF Jeans (Belleza, Slink, Maitreya, Classic) / Lucky board prize (VIP group only) – or can be purchased instore

Shoes: REIGN. / Ariana Sneakers – Corduroy (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, TMP inc)

Mug o’ tea: .Olive. / the BunTEA Mugs / former hunt prize

Seat: +Half-Deer+ / Spring Eternal – Tree Stump Chair – Starry