Posts Tagged ‘laq’

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I’ve Lost My Way

July 4, 2011

A fitting title for this lovely necklace from Dark Mouse as well as for the last month or so of my SL/RL/whateverL.  I mentioned in my last post (I know!  Two in 24 hours!) that I’ve been MIA for a while.  I apologize to those designers/creators that sent me anything lately, I haven’t been able to get your items blogged.  Fifty lashes with a wet noodle for me.  Anyway, life has been piling it on.  Both good and not so good, but busy any way you look at it.  So I’ve been feeling a little lost and displaced and frazzled lately and I couldn’t resist this necklace that Mouse put out for Moody Mondays.  With a name like I’ve Lost My Way, it almost seems to be calling out with a promise to lend me a little direction.  And even if it doesn’t, its lovely style with perfect details (the cord for the pendant actually goes through the chain on one side and not on the other – cute!) will make me feel a little more put together.

Credits:

Necklace | Dark Mouse – I’ve Lost My Way (55L for Moody Mondays)
Tank | Jane – Intrinsic Tanks (Milk)
Hair | Elikatira – Early (Black 04)
Skin | LAQ – Aline Glow (Milky, 10)
Lashes | Cheap Makeup (Vintage Lash 1 and Chubby Bottom Lashes 5)
Eyes | Vision – Eyes by A:S:S – Heterochromia Eyes (Blue and Hazel)
Nails | RezIpsa Loc – Poppy Nails

Pose | Exposeur – Iced (Redux 6)

 

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Tiny Goddess

April 19, 2011

I’m a little late in getting this blogged (sorry Agnes!), but I was lucky enough to get my little pixelated paws on the (fairly) new Athena dress from My Precious.  In addition to the white, frothy dress featured here, I also took a look at the red and black version.  It was a wonderful contrast between the two looks, with one version of the goddess innocent and weightless and the other sultry and intense.

I tend to dress Chloe the same way I dress in RL- casual.  When I do have an occasion (read: blog post) to dress up, I feel a bit doll-like.  You know those oversized dolls with the porcelin faces and silken hair?  Put up on the high shelf so she doesn’t get broken when someone accidentally plays with her?  Okay, this connection made sense in my head, but now…  Well, anyway, my non-linear though process took me to being a pretty princess dancer put up on a pedestal, which took me to a pretty princess dancer in the jewelry box.

For whatever reason, I can’t read the name of this Exposeur prop, “Lady Dancer Music Box,” without Elton John’s Tiny Dancer popping into my head, so that’s what I’m telepathically planting in yours as well.

Credits:

Dress | Agnes Finney’s My Precious – Athena (White)
Hair | Exile – Darla (Twilight for The Dressing Room Blue’s birthday)
Skin | LAQ – Aline (Milky 04)
Lashes | Cheap Makeup – Vintage Lash 1

Pose and Prop | Exposeur – Lady Dancer Music Box

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52 Weeks of Color – White

March 29, 2011

Who would have thought that white would give me such a hard time??  I have plenty in my inventory and I put together multiple lovely outfits and I found several lovely sims to shoot on.  Yet all of those factors came together to create a bunch of crap pictures.  I know I’ve still got a few days, but I really wanted to work on a couple of other projects rather than get myself all twirly about white, so I ended up with this.  How can you go wrong with the winged, ethereal look?

And if you want winged and ethereal, Violaine Villota of Fancy Fairy Wings & Things, provides it in a big way with these wings.  She has rereleased some of her old designs with fun, new scripting for various wing positions and with nine gorgeous color variations.  Everything in her store looks lovely, but it really was the wings that held my attention.  She has any style of wings you can imagine, from butterfly to fairy, to goblin, to dragonfly and many others.  This was perfect timing to whet my appetite for the upcoming Fantasy Faire.  The Faire will run from April 2nd to the 10th and will host a number of events, hunts, sales and auctions all benefiting Relay for Life.

Credits:

Dress | My Precious by Agnes Finney – Platinum Hunt Gift
Wings | Fancy Fairy – Kira Animated, Sculpted Wings (White Gold)
Hair | Elikatira – Early (White 05)
Skin | LAQ – Aline Glow (Milky 10)

Pose | ImpEle – Winged Modeling Poses (10)

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52 Weeks of Color – Electric Lime

February 27, 2011

Thank goodness for the designers that are following the 52 WoCC.  I had a great time window shopping at a handful of stores, but without Whippet & Buck, I wouldn’t have made it through this week’s challenge.  I can’t say for sure that I’ll wear my electric lime (or Rio Grande, as W&B calls it) purchases ever again, but they were perfect for this pic.  I’m a little sad that my Windlight settings sapped the green from the top, but I was playing with shadows and found that this was my best compromise between color and shadow and Depth of Field.  I have a handful of blogs that I use when I’m looking for hints and tutorials but my current go-tos are Luna’s BootCamp and Strawberry Singh’s Tutorials.  Love, love, love these ladies and their willingness to share knowledge with others.

Overall, this was a fun week.  I appreciate being forced to wear colors that are outside of my usual repertoire.  I appreciate being indirectly challenged by the other bloggers participating in the 52 WoC to try new techniques or perspectives or emotion in my pics.

Credits:
Shirt | Whippet & Buck – Cole Boatneck Top (Rio Grande)
Tank | Jane – Intrinsic Tank (Concord)
Cami | fri.day – Basic Cami (Black)
Pants | fri.day – Trousers (Black)
Shoes | Decoy – Jully Boots (Plum)
Hair | Truth – Diana (Espresso Streaked with Black)
Skin | LAQ – Aline Glow (Milky 01)
Makeup | Mynerva – Eyeliner and Shadow (Plum)
Earrings | Whippet & Buck – Aemilia Earring (Rio Grande)
Bracelet | Juicy – Gift Charm Bracelet (Silver and Purple/Orange/Green)
Pose | Just A Pose – Simply Hippy (Snappy Straps)

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52 Weeks of Color – Red

February 13, 2011

I had so much fun putting together this week’s look.  I played around with a couple of options, trying on formal or party outfits, but I settled on something comfy.  Again.  Hmm…  I guess I’ve needed comfort lately.  Anyway, I also gave in to the natural inclination to do a Valentine’s Day theme.  So I’m showing off my sweet little peacoat from Bellies (a new-to-me shop I found at the I <3 Originals Fair) and my Curvaceous boots that I haven’t taken off since I bought them.  I’m also taking advantage of a slightly modified adorable pose and prop by aDORKable  Poses.

And now, to be swept off my feet by love…

Credits:

Coat | Bellies – Pea Coat (White)
Sweater | Nyte’N’Day – Micro Mini Sweater Dress (Top Only, Red)
Jeans | fri.day – Designer Jean (Regular Wash)
Boots | Gos – Curvaceous (Red Suede)
Hair | Elikatira – Early (Black 04)
Skin | LAQ – Aline (Milky 06)
Makeup | Glamorize – Daydream Lash (Teeth, Eyes)
Earrings | Dark Mouse – Crystal Earring (Silver)

Pose | Adorkable Poses – Kite 2 (Prop Modified)

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Not Late, but Early

February 10, 2011

I don’t pretend to be an SL fashionista.  I usually have no idea when new stuff comes out.  I usually don’t care when new stuff comes out.  (Except for those damn Gos boots, I had to have those…)  I don’t care who or where or when my avi’s elements come from as long as I like the way they look.  I mean, I still wear my Decoy jeans from… hell… two years ago.  They were one of my first purchases in SL and I adore them and wear them all the time.  So, I’m typically pretty oblivious to the comings and goings of SL creations.

But today I had a little gem of a notecard waiting for me when I logged in.  Elikatira had released a couple of new hairstyles yesterday.  And one of them…  I can’t tell you how hard it is to find short hair in SL.  But Elika made my day with this one.  She probably made my month with this one.  I pulled up her Marketplace store in my browser and sent a few demos on their way.  (Now picture me bald, tapping my foot on a pose stand waiting for them to be delivered.)  I popped on her Early style and ran sobbing to Plurk to proclaim that my face was too fat to wear the pixie haircut that I’ve been searching for.  But, never fear, it was only a minor, elf-ear-related malfunction and once rectified, I ran back over to Marketplace and snatched up the Essentials pack for Early.

 

The Essentials pack is perfect for me because I’m in the midst of a hair color transition at the moment.  I used to be a redhead 100% of the time and that’s when I started searching for this hairstyle, so I had to have a red.  But for the past few months, I’ve been wearing darkdark brown or black with a few days of snow white thrown in for good measure.  Anyway, all the rambling winds down to this:  Go get it, it’s super cute!  Amazing style, great texture (as I hear is par for the course with Elikatira) and a great price for the quality that you receive.

Credits:

Hair | Elikatira – Early (White 05, Red 08, Black 04)
Skin | LAQ – Aline (Milky 06)
Lashes | Cheap Makeup (Vintage Lash 1)
Shirt | fri.day – Longsleeve Boatneck Tee (White)

Pose | Exposeur – Shameless Flirt 4

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52 Weeks of Color Challenge – Indigo

January 17, 2011

Not unlike many of you, I had problems deciding exactly what color indigo actually was.  It took me back to school, learning the order of the colors of the spectrum and our good friend Roy G. Biv.  Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet, ROYGBIV, that is.  When I think of it, a little phrase always pops into my head, I have no idea why this stuck with me like it did, but I always hear something along the lines of, “Indigo is a very dark, saturated color in between blue and purple.”  The color swatch on Luna’s website does NOT fit that description.  lol   So I did some Googling and found several variations and came to no real consensus about the color indigo.  I decided that gave me a lot of leeway.  But even with that leeway, I still didn’t find anything in my invvy that struck my fancy.  I ended up with a purple that I put through some torture in GIMP and convinced to look close to the indigo in my head.  Anyway, I found a gorgeous digital background on Deviant Art and tried to integrate Chloe into the scene.

Credits:

Dress | B@R – Nachtmusik (Purple)
Hair | Truth – Padma (Crow)
Skin | LAQ – Aline Glow (Milky tone, Makeup 04)
Pose | ImpEle – Elegance 09

Background | IndigoDeep – Baroque Ballroom

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52 Weeks of Color – Green

December 27, 2010

The post for this week is a bit simple, the hustle and bustle of the holiday have kept me away from the computer and this is a bit of a rush job.  That’s unfortunate, because my green outfit comes from a spectacular creator and she deserves a better pic, editing and post than this.  I’ll do something more fitting in the near future, but for today, here is an oldie but goodie from *elymode*.

I absolutely love Ely’s textures and details.  You can tell she puts her heart into her work and it comes through in the form of denim textures that you want to run your fingers over to feel that well-loved softness, the minute details in the tie at the hip and the sexy, well thought out design of this outfit.

Credits:

Skirt |*elymode* – Soft Denim Skirt (Black)
Top | *elymode* – Wrapped Denim Shirt (Green)
Hair | Magika – Juliette (B & W Pack)
Skin | LAQ – Aline Glow (Milky Tone, Makeup 04)
Tattoo | *elymode* – Simply Starry (Tintable)
Lashes | Cheap Makeup – Vintage Lash 1
Pose | Glitterati – Model Pack 4 (Poses 034, 037)

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52 Weeks of Color – Sepia

December 4, 2010

Sepia. I (along with the rest of the challengees, I imagine) saw this week’s color and met it with a big “Wha…?” I suppose I should already be used to this feeling, even after a couple of weeks. lol But after taking a look at my inventory and playing with some backgrounds and props and whatnot, I ended up really enjoying this challenge. Autumn is my season and I loved the process of looking through the sepia toned themes I was finding on the internet and in my mind. I don’t see autumn as a dead, crackling season. For whatever reason, it fills me with warmth, the rustling of the leaves and the bonfires reflecting the warmth found in the bronzes and oranges of both. Yes, I’m holding on to autumn a little longer than most, and I really can’t argue with the fact that December is upon us. Mother Nature has even made her effort at covering those warm colors with her first cold, unfeeling snow of the season. I guess I’ll have to let go of the warmth soon too. But until then, let’s enjoy sepia.

Credits:
Hair | Truth – Padma (Walnut)
Dress | [Decoy] – Zafrina (Creme)
Lipstick | AtomicBambi – Sabrina Lip (Chocolate)
Shoes | fri.day – Dream Booties (Ecru)
Skin | LAQ – Aline Glow 09 (Milky)
Eyes | Poetic – PC Eyes (Poison Ivy)
Shape | Custom
Pose | alaMood (opening)

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52 Weeks of Color – Goldenrod

November 20, 2010

Not much to say today, other than I love this pic and that I’m worried about the rest of the year.  LOL   I’m depending more on the landscape than my outfit for my “goldenrod,” but I still love it for this week.  Finding this sim was a happy accident and I fell head over heels and risked looking like a fool to shoot there even though there was a hunt going on.  Short and sweet, on to the good stuff:

Credits:

Hair | Magika – Diamond (Blonde Honey / Platinum Hunt Gift, modded)
Dress | Boho – Aya Love with Bohemain Flair Skirt (Special Edition Platinum Hunt Gift)
Feet | SLink – Jolie Pied Barefeet Flat
Skin | LAQ – Aline Glow 06 (Milky)
Makeup | Djinn & Tonic (Sweetly)
Eyes | Poetic (Poison Ivy)
Pose | Posies – Take My Hand
Shape | Custom

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