Happy New Year

New Year

Happy New Year! This cute pose set is by Fashiowl Poses at Gen-Neutral. It also comes with a Christmas-y fire place which the poses are in but to be honest, I’m a bit done with Xmas haha. So all I did was move it behind my photo studio and hung up some pretty lights instead. The set comes with 4 different poses along with the glasses and bottles which are trans (yay!)

I also did a thing about a week ago. Look Back @ 2015 is a blogger challenge I set for myself and for others if they would like to participate too. Just pick 12 of your favorites posts from last year and make a collage. You don’t have to write up a whole post of them, but I did. I also set up a flickr group especially for it.

Credits:

On me:

Hair: [e] Hosanna – Essentials – Rare (Winter Gacha Fest)

Lipstick: <nova> Nikohl Lipsticks (N21)

Skin: Lara Hurley for LeLutka – Alena Midtone

Mesh Head: LeLutka Stella v1.3

Mesh Body: Maitreya Lara v3.4

Dress & Tiara: Foxes Dip Dress – Navy & Party Head Band – Gold (Colabor88)

Bracelet: Cae Snowfall Charm Bracelet (Winter Gacha Fest)

On him:

Hair: Exile High and Dry – Browns

Skin: Elysium Elias Skin – Sunkissed

Mesh Body: Slink Physique Male Mesh Body

Jacket: R3volt Jericho Jacket

Pants: Gabriel – Wool Pants – Black (The Men’s Dept)

Decor: Cute Poison – Hanging Lights – Gold

 

A Look Back at 2015

Look Back

With a brand new year just about to start I wanted to take a look back at my favorite posts of 2015. Although I feel like I have come such a long way in just a year, I know I could do so much better. Especially where it concerns writing. Even if it’s just a simple paragraph I want to try harder this year to at least come up with a few sentences to accompany each blog post.

There were and are so many amazing people that helped me along the way and I wanted to give a quick shout-out to them. First, Caitlin Tobias for teaching me so much about social marketing, advertising and being a general bad ass. The SLBloggerSupport Group for always being willing to help out a fellow blogger whether it be finding the perfect spot for photos or trying desperately to figure out where a certain hair/clothing/pose came from. My best friend Anny for always being there through the tough times and always willing to jump in a photo with me no matter what. And last but not least my sissy Nasima, for being the family that I’ve always wanted but didn’t have in RL.

I picked the photos above not just because I thought they came out well but also some of the stories behind them whether I was trying something new or I was trying to let out my feelings about what was going on around me.

January: Save The Last Dance I picked this one for two reasons. It was my 400th post and because it was really the beginning of my love affair with fantasy.

February: What Is This? This was actually my second time entering a photo contest and second time actually winning a photo contest. Starting me on a whole new obsession.

March: On My Way Second Life’s very own Hogwarts! I’m a huge Potter Fan (I just took my second trip back to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter) and was blown away by this magical sim.

April: The Magician A dream of mine had come true! I was an official blogger for The Fantasy Faire.

May: Men & Mascara I was going through a pretty crappy time not only in RL but in SL as well. My boyfriend and I were going through a really bad rough patch (we worked it out) and I had lost someone in SL who I thought was a friend.

June: Nightmare Because friends!

July: What you gonna do with all that trunk? I usually never change my skin or shape. So this was new to me and I loved the way it turned out. I’m glad I took the chance because I don’t think this picture would have looked better had I not.

August: Absolution Another new one for me! I had never done a “dark” or “creepy” photo before. But those wings! I still had to put my own style on it though with the gorgeous snowy background behind me.

September: Gen-Neutral Again another look that I had never tackled before. Being androgynous is not something anyone would ever think about me in RL. I very obviously have large breasts and curves, I’m pretty “girly” about my clothing choices and although I identify as bisexual I lean more towards male partners. So to have the opportunity in SL to discover this new side to me was amazing.

October: The Cursed Doll I had until that post mainly been taking photos out on the grid. I’ve always loved exploring Second Life and basing my posts on what was around me. But I felt the need to at least try and be more creative and upping my own decorating skills instead of relying on others.

November: Dream Lover Two reasons. I had finally (finally!) broken down and bought a mesh head and this photo was why. I had been wanting for so long to have a gorgeous closed eye look. And the second reason, my boyfriend was behind me the whole time with input about how the picture should look. He had finally changed his tune from “I don’t even understand SL” to “This is pretty fucking cool.”

December: My Guy My first solo male post. He had always been my arm candy, but I finally made him center of attention. I hope to be doing more men’s fashion posts in the future and bringing even more attention to all the fabulous male designers in Second Life.

Well, that’s that for 2015. I hope ya’lls was as wonderful and meaningful as mine was to me. And I hope that my other fellow comrades in blogging take this and run with it as well. If you do, please post your links below! Or post your collages in the flickr group.

welcome to the crypt

welcome to the crypt

I’ve been kicking myself ever since I missed Halloween last year so I was super excited when I was handed Black Tulip’s new pose set Dark Valentine for Pose Me Amazing. I really wanted to put a ghostly feel to it like I was luring you into the casket, hopefully I pulled it off. Let me know what you think!

Hair: Blues. Minky – Vintage (Fantasy Gacha)

Outfit: =Zenith= Dark Empress Wreath & Dress – Rare (Fantasy Gacha)

Bracelets: [The Forge] Diamond Torc Bracelets – Black (Fantasy Gacha)

Hand Tattoo: :Moon Amore: The Key Hand Tattoo (Cosmetic Fair)

 

Save The Last Dance

Save The Last Dance

It’s Genre’s 3rd anniversary this month and my 400th blog post which means it’s time to party! The theme this round is celebration and thanks to Les Encantades I definitely feel like I’m heading to the ball. Speaking of, where the hell is my prince? Probably out asking for directions I’m sure.

Hair: Truth Harmony Bun – Gingers

Complete Outfit: [LE] Radella – Azur (Genre)

Pose: Black Tulip The Dress (TLC)

Second Life Sartorialist Challenge

I’m so glad Miss Singh has brought back her wonderful memes and challenges this year. They are one of the few things I look forward to that actually take me out of my comfort zone of just snapping a photo and listing credits. This week she’s having us *gasp* actually leaving our platforms and going out on the grid in search of someone we think looks interesting. I hopped around a while going infohubs, massively greendotted sims until I finally landed at Demonic Night Club. Miss DarkEvoStar was the first person I saw and immediately fell in love with her outfit. After perusing her profile I learned that she is also a very talented blogger which made going up to her and asking if I could take her picture a little bit easier. She was very friendly and sweet and ya’ll should all check out her blog here. You can also check out Berry’s challenge here.

 

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shut up and drive

shut up and drive

Evelyn Hartshon has a new blogger challenge for us! Just head over to BloggingSecondLife, look through their lists of stores and find one new to you. Pick something from their store and take a picture. You don’t even have to have a blog, just post your pictures on the challenge’s flickr page here. I went scrolling through the roleplay stores and although I found quite a few I liked, they were a bit out of my price range. Until I stumbled upon Severed Garden. I kinda remember them but don’t think I’ve ever bought anything from them. Possibly because it wasn’t until recently I really got into alternative/fantasy clothing. All their stuff is really cute and punky. You can check them out here on MP and here inworld.

Hair: .Olive. The Elfie Hair – Tasty Pastels

Eyes: [Buzz] Voodoo Eyes – Amethyst

Top + Wings: *{Severed Garden}* Ecate Top

Pants: NYU Napa Leather Pants – Black

Shoes: Ricielli Maryov

Couch + Pose: {NanTra} Shut Up And Drive (OMGacha)