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The Great SL Photo Hunt Recap pt. 2

Today I’ll show you the next 5 of my Top 10 Favorite Pics from my participation of The Great SL Photo Hunt. If you want to check out all 100 of them, go check out the album over on Flickr.

#56 – Find a sign and act out exactly what it says.
I didn’t actually plan for this one at all. I had no idea what I was going to do, or what sign to use. But then I was over at the Downtown sim to fix a couple of other photos and I ran across this sign. I actually giggled and ran right over to marketplace to find me a beard. In fact, I bought a whole Santa costume for 1L just to get to this beard.

#45 - You with a Sith Lord

#45 – You with a Sith Lord.
One of the first scenarios that really spoke to me was this one. I saw a photo opportunity like no other and a chance to use this uniform that had been collecting dust in my inventory. I put out a call on plurk for a Sith Lord and the gracious Don came to my aid. He force-choked me for some 30 minutes, tirelessly, so that I could get the perfect shot. I am really happy with the outcome of this one.

#76 – Something Old.
Don actually helped me out a lot during this hunt. He seemed to enjoy being a prop for photos. He was always willing to dress up in silly costumes and do random things. I’m very thankful that he did, otherwise, where would I have found my “something old”? He also provided a bit of protection for my next shot, which is NSFW. You have been warned. Continue reading

The Great SL Photo Hunt Recap pt.1

12 Days, 27 People and 100 Photos. That’s what it took to finish The Great SL Photo Hunt. I’ve said it many, many times before, but I’ll say it again. I have never laughed so much, met so many people and seen so many different places in that short amount of time. The hunt is absolutely worth doing, even just a couple of scenarios if you don’t feel like doing them all.

I thought I’d show you my Top 10 Favorites out of the 100 pictures I took. They are my favorites not because they are the prettiest, but mainly because they were either tons of fun taking, or will serve as a memory for me in my future SLife.

#81 – You and a friend shooting watermelon guns.
The first picture I took for the hunt. I saw a plurk about it, randomly picked a scenario and sent an IM to my friend Marja. Despite the somewhat odd request, she obliged and we went shooting.

#86 – You and your best friend jumping off a cliff into a river like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
I kept asking her to do more weird stuff with me until one day when I IM’d her just to say “Hi” she responded with “Now what? Want me to dress in a raincoat and jump off a building?” I think she was both amused and a bit tired of my hunting.


#36 – You or a friend picking your nose (yes your nose)
In fact I kept asking a lot of people for a lot of weird stuff. The one thing that surprised me was that people are willing to help you with almost anything as long as you ask nicely. Like Vaki here, who I had not met in-world before this nose-picking photo. Vaki kindly agreed to help me when I put out a call on plurk and well… We had a great day of nose-picking, hookah-smoking and donut-eating.

#44 – You or a friend with a bad cold.
Though I don’t recommend letting other people pick your nose. You may just end up like this… Probably the most pathetic I looked during the whole hunt. I even felt sorry for myself.

#97 – An SL snap replicating (as best you can) the cover of your favorite movie.
I made this in to an excuse to photoshop the living crap out of myself. Probably the most badass I looked during the hunt.

Tomorrow I’ll give you the rest of my Top 10, which includes something NSFW and something dark and evil.

Spring Fever

I’m on a complete Spring Kick and have been for quite some time now. I roll around in the spring colors giggling like a school girl. It’s been a few years since I felt this excited about spring, I’m not sure what happened.

Yesterdays outfit in all pink got picked up as SL Flickr Pic of the Day and I of course squealed. I was so honored and giddy, I nearly chairdanced myself to the floor. It seems that even though pink is not my favorite color on me, it appeals to a lot of other people.

Today’s color scheme is something I absolutely adore. The soft pastelly lilacs and lavender have an abnormal amount of space in my closet this year. The boots from G-field was just released in 10 colors and I will admit, I fatpacked them. It’s been a long time since I fatpacked shoes, but these just drew me in. The way you can customize the boot, cuff, lace and sole makes for so many great combinations and a predicted long “milage”. The dress from e! worked awesomely with the lilac boots and so I just went with it all the way.

Sian over at Parthenoid directed my attention at the (not so) Secret Sale at Amorous and so I ran off like a girl on a mission. I got this beautiful set to finish of my spring look. Well, in truth I got more than this set, but I’ll show you that later. Head of to Amorous before the 30th for your sale fix.

Body:
Hair: Shag – Pretty Please
Skin: Illusory – Paige
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones – Mesh Lashes
Lipstick: Pekka – Homicidal
Nails: Mandala – Nail Palette 2 Long

Outfit & Accessories:
Dress: e! – Kate Dress
Jewelery: Amorous – Oceanic Reloaded (50% Sale)
Clutch: Haut Monde – Mesh Flap Clutch (@ Marketplace)
Boots: G-Field – Will Long Cuff Boots

Poses: R.icielli

Location: Tableau

Shades of Pink

I’ll admit, I rarely get seduced by pink. It’s just not a color I’m very fond of. Not that I dislike it, it’s just that I rarely go “Oh My” when I see stuff in pink. But roaming through my inventory trying out stuff to wear, this outfit just seemed to build itself together. I must say I  like it.

Nothing is really the same shade of pink, but it’s all pink anyway, so it’s ok. I dug the dress out of a fatpack I had, a lovely salmon pink dress from coldLogic. The clutch is from a former gacha and of course the pink was the only color I didn’t want and the one I got first. Funny how that works.

The shoes from Hucci is a previous group gift if I remember correctly. The only thing I actually actively bought in this outfit is the jewelry. I’m a sucker for sparkly things so sometimes even the pink gets to come home with me. And sometimes the sparkly (ring) is color change.

Body:
Hair: Truth – Vanessa
Skin: Illusory – Paige
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones – Mesh Lashes
Lipstick: Pekka – Homicidal
Nails: N-core – Manicure

Outfit & Accessories:
Dress: coldLogic – Carey *
Stockings: Blacklace – Miguelina
Necklace: P.C. – Agate Necklace (@ Marketplace)
Ring: Je suis – Voyante Ring
Clutch: Old & New – Studs Purse
Shoes: Hucci – D’ann Pumps

Pose #1: Glitterati
Pose #2: Adorkable Poses

Location: New York City

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52 Weeks of Color – #13 Tea Green

I’ve been completely neglecting the blog in favor for the hunt. I know. I’m not even sorry. I finished the hunt by the way (YAY!) and I will do a write up with my thoughts on it as well as show you my favorite scenarios. But for now… Color time!

Week thirteen is Tea Green. A new event called My Attic was launched at The Deck a few days ago and there I found this lovely get up by DCNY. It comes in something like 5 colors, but I thought of the challenge and went with this. I also scored this pose there, from the ever so spunky Adorkable Poses.

Body:
Hair: Truth – Mischa (Heavily modded for hat)
Skin: Illusory – Paige
Lipstick: Pekka – Homicidal
Nails: N-core – Manicure

Outfit & Accessories:
Hat, dress, bag & pearls: DCNY for My Attic – Vintage Beachwear
Glasses: (W) – Mint Green Shades (@ Marketplace)
Pumps: N-core – Coquette Platform Pumps (Old Hunt Gift)

Pose: Adorkable Poses for My Attic

Obsessed

I’m a bit obsessed with photo challenges at the moment. In the middle of the Great Photo Hunt, I decide to take a picture for a completely different challenge. Just ‘cus. This time it’s the Unedited challenge from Harlow Heslop. It’s exactly what it sounds like. No editing.

I don’t do a lot of editing for my fashion pictures, usually just straighten out the kinks SL insists on dirtying my photos with. But every once in a while I’ll go nutbars. Never once have I posted a photo without even opening it in PS. Until now. I didn’t even crop this one. Man that was hard.

This quite spectacular dress is a group gift from Lika Ruby. I think it’s their first mesh piece and it came out great. You also get a set with a necklace and earring not shown in the picture. The group is free to join, so there’s really no excuse not to try this brand.

The backdrop is a gorgeous piece of forest I found called Happy Mood Forest. The name is really very suiting, because it is quite uplifting for your spirits to stroll around there.

Body:
Hair: Truth – Gwyneth
Skin: Illusory – Paige
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones – Mesh Lashes
Lipstick: Pekka – Homicidal
Nails: N-core – Manicure

Outfit:
Dress: Lika Ruby – Mika (Group Gift)
Necklace: Phresh – Diamants D’amor
Bangle: MONS – Big Bangle
Ring: PC – Times Square (@ Marketplace)
Shoes: G-Field – Eve Flower Pumps

Pose #1: Glitterati
Pose #2: Olive Juice

Location: Happy Mood Forest

 

 

52 Weeks of Color – #12 St. Patricks Blue

Week 12 gives us St. Patricks Blue, which is appropriate given the holiday. I didn’t know that there was such a thing, but apparently green is not the only color associated with the holiday. I poked through my inventory for some blue stuff and came up with these pieces from Sn@tch. Sn@tch has save my but numerous times when looking for specific colors, the great advantage of their stuff being all fatpacks. I’m a big fan.

Body:
Hair: Truth – Tamina
Skin: Illusory – Paige
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones – Mesh Lashes
Lipstick: Pekka – Homicidal
Nails: N-core – Manicure

Outift:
Tunic: Sn@tch – Lola Tunic
Pants: Sn@tch – Second Skin Leather Pants
Boots: Gos – Curvaceous Boots

Pose: Olive Juice

A Spring Fling

No one has ever been happier to see Spring come. And with Spring, the Spring collections. It’s getting warmer, the colors are lighter and happier and the fashion is spectacular. ColdLogic released a bunch of Spring things this week and I’ve been running around in their tunics for days. I love them.


I combined this outfit photo with one of the scenarios from The Great SL Photo Hunt. #67 – You at your favorite sim. I’ve blogged about The Looking Glass before, it really is a gorgeous place full of photo opportunities.

For today I dressed up in some spring type colors, grabbed a pair of my dancing heels and a miniskirt. It’s a fun flirty look, perfect for a dinner date or a night with the girls. Given the day I probably should have worn green, but I’ll take the pinches. For this day only.

Body:
Hair: Truth – Gwyneth
Skin: Illusory – Paige
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones – Mesh Lashes
Lipstick: Pekka – Homicidal
Nails: N-core – Manicure

Clothing & Accesories
Tunic: coldLogic – Castillo *
Skirt: Mon Tissu – Westbury Mini
Necklace: Caroline’s Jewelry – Vintage Key Necklace
Ring: Je Suis – Nocturne Ring
Bangle: The P!nk Bandaid – GlitterTits Bangle
Clutch: Epoque – Illusion Clutch (Old FLF Exclusive)
Pumps: N-core – Coquette Platform Pumps (Old Hunt Gift)

Poses: Fri.day

Location: The Looking Glass

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And the hunt goes on

While I’m doing this Photo Hunt thingie I suspect many of my photos for the blog will also be photos taken for the hunt. It’s just easier to combine the two. For #41 – You and a friend at The Pixel Bean I enlisted the help of my friend Jammy. I met her through plurk and we spent our first few hours together in a haunted hotel. Jammy was at the last leg of her pregnancy and as scary as that hotel was I feared she would give birth right there among the ghosts.

Every time Jammy and I get together she’s always so well dressed and she has this uniqueness to her avatar that I’m really fond of. So while I had her attention for this photo I asked if she would be willing to model an outfit pic for me and she kindly agreed.

Jammy blogs over at Shopaholic Sistas, so if you want to see more of her looks, I suggest you go stalk her there.

Jammy is wearing:
Hair: *booN – booN BMB103 hair chocolate RIGGED MESH
Hairbase: *booN – booN gathered raised hairbase chocolate
Lashes: Redgrave – Eyelashes -16- Elemental and Glow – Innocent. eyelashes – smooth
Skin: [inaya] Skin -Sastiana
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Soft Pastel Eyes
Nails: [MANDALA] – NAIL PALETTE 1 Medium
Ring: EarthStones – Devotion Bridal Set
Necklace: SIGMA Jewels – Aria pendant
Shirt: Fri.day – Vneck.Tee
Sweater: Reek – Papercut Cardigan
Pants: [N] – super skinny jeans
Shoes: G-Field – *GF*[Mesh] Long Cuff Boots “Will”

I’m wearing:
Hair: Truth – Isla w/ Roots
Skin: Illusory – Paige
Lipstick: Pekka – Homicidal
Nails: N-core – Manicure
Tunic: coldLogic – Kimura *
Jeans: Decoy – Dana 76
Earrings: NHA – Marrie
Necklace: Caroline’s Jewelry – Vintage Key Necklace
Bracelet: Hermony – Wristlocker
Ring: NHA – Noha
Shoes: Nardcotix – Edna Platform Pumps

Poses: Glitterati

Location: The Pixel Bean

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