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012018

Eliza:

Hair: *ARGRACE* Akane – Dark Brown by rika Oyen

Sweater: neve top – shadows by coldLogic

Pants: neve pant – joggers by coldLogic (@The Liaison Collaborative)

Stewart:

Hair: :::Phoenix::: Mike Hair by Lilly Herbeg

Sweater: [Deadwool] Baph sweater – Belleza – crimson by Masa Plympton

Jeans: ::GB::Cotton stripe pants (Belleza)  Dark Blue by Gabriel

Socks: [Deadwool] Dandy socks

Shoes: [Deadwool] Chelsea boots – Belleza – taupe by Masa Plympton

Sofa: CP: Cosy Cottage Sofa New Hampshire by Isla Gealach

Blankets: CP: Book Nook Blanket Reading Cosy by Isla Gealach

Board: Slurbage DEMO by Luhkey

Scrabble pieces: {E}lusive Scrabble Letter by dema Fairport (@The Liaison Collaborative)

Tray: {what next} Vermont Hot Chocolate Tray (Cream) by Winter Thorn

Books: Zaara, Thistle

Rugs: Kalopsia – Tannis’ Rugs by Isabeau Baragula

Pose: Sari-Sari – Sleep by AbbyAnne (@The Season’s Story)

Blooming

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Stewart:

Hair: *ARGRACE* GAKU hair dark browns by Rika Oyen

Head: CATWA HEAD Daniel [Default Neck] v1.08 by Catwa Clip

Body: Slink Physique MALE Mesh Body V2.02  by Siddean Munro

Shirt: Cold Ash SLINK Size (One Size) – MONTANA Tee (Classic) by Cold Ash (@The Men’s Dept)

Skin: ^^Swallow^^ Skin Head Martin Catwa Peach by Luciayes Magic (@Skin Fair 2) (stubble layer L&E bristle CATWA  by AWoolfs)

 

Eliza:

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Zoya  by Truth Hawks (March 2017 VIP group gift)

Head: Catwa Lilo by Catwa Clip

Skin: Glam Affair – Zoella Applier ( Catwa ) Asia 01 by Aida Ewing (@Tres Chic)

Eyes: .euphoric ~Bebe  Eyes Applier [Catwa ] by Demi Placebo

Body: Belleza Isis by Tricky Boucher

Hands: Slink Hands – Dynamic – Female by Siddean Munro

Ring: (Yummy) Spring Rings- Blue Daisy by Polyester Partridge (@The Arcade March 2017)

Earrings: Cae :: Reign :: Earring :: Fleur by Caelan Hancroft

Dress: neve dress – gain paisley – Isis by coldLogic (@The Liaison Collaborative)

Pose: Rain by Infiniti Poses (@The Liaison Collaborative)

Trees: LB_BloomingTree by Cari McKeenan (@The Liaison Collaborative)

Grass: Balderdash – Starweed – Spring by Saiyge Lotus

Venus Fly

Bee.Bu has two pose singles pose sets at Pose Fair as well as a couple of pose props. I chose the Venus Fly single set today, mainly because they are great poses for showing off outfits with style, like this gorgeous dress from Lybra and shoes from Plastik, both available at The Liaison Collaborative. Since St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, Caelan Hancroft’s beautiful new set at Cosmopolitan will give me a boost of luck.

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Hair: *ARGRACE* KASUMI by Rika Oyen

Skin: *League* Lelutka Head Applier Luna by Nena Janus (@Skin Fair)

Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes by Ikon Innovia

Jewelry: Cae :: Lucky :: Necklace by Caelan Hancroft (@Cosmopolitan)

Dress: !:Lybra:! Katya Grey by Natzuka Miliandrovic (@The Liaison Collaborative)

Shoes: :[P]:- Estelie Heels by Alkea Rieko (@The Liaison Collaborative)

Poses: Bee. Bu Venus Fly by Octagons Yazimoto (@Pose Fair)

Location: Industry

Captain Awesome

Grafica Poses has a great pose set at the Multiverse Event reminiscent of Captain Kirk from Star Trek at his most aerodynamic. If you’re an SL photographer you’ll have a lot of fun with these. I also have to give a major shout out to the creators of the Remnants of Earth/Dawn Colony sim. It is full of amazing builds and cool landscapes. Best of all,  rezzing is permitted for a certain time period. I look forward to spending more time there.

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Hair: Photo 1 *ARGRACE* UREI – Dark Brown Photo 2: *ARGRACE* HAKU – Dark Brown by rika Oyen

Skin: ItGirls  Mila Pale by Annie Jolifaunt

Arm Band: [TN!] BlOx – Prototype by Tara Milneaux (@Multiverse Event)

Belt: [TN!] Domain Belt – Basic Pouch by Tara Milneaux  (@Multiverse Event)

Tank: Blueberry – Tank Top by Blueberryxx

Pants: lassitude & ennui Handstitched leather leggings – black by Jackal Ennui (Slink or Maitreya) (@We <3 Roleplay)

Arm: [SWaGGa] Mech Arm Right by Sh0rtie (@Multiverse Event)

Poses:  Grafica Poses Captain Awesome by Alyx Aerallo (@Multiverse Event)

Location: Remnants of Earth/Dawn Colony

Robot: [ SW ] [ REC ] Autotrooper (avatar) by Ixysha

Mine

Today we have another of Luna Jubilee’s great poses. This one is available at Luna’s main store as part of the Romp event. It is ALSO Luna’s birthday weekend, and that means awesome stuff. Right now you can join the !bang VIP group for only 5L. Luna’s VIP group gifts are always awesome and through the group you will also find out about events that she hosts on her sim. Head on over to check it out! And thanks to Danny for helping me with the pose.

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Eliza:

Hair: Tableau Vivant Luce Browns by M4rilyn Magic (@Collabor88)

Skin: Glam Affair Katra by Aida Ewing

Shirt: Baiastice_Gina Blouse by Sissy Pessoa (@Collabor88)

Shorts: ISON – chiffon shorts by Harry Hyx (@Collabor88)

Danny:

Hair: *ARGRACE* Peyton A – Ash Black by Rika Oyen

Skin: Nivaro Ichero by Reishi Prophet

Shirt: Hoorenbeek Basic Mesh Shirt by Limer Kosten

Pose: Mine by Luna Jubilee (for Romp)

House: Trompe Loeil – Garden Bard Abode by Cory Edo (@Collabor88)

Flowers: LB_Sunflowers_Cluster1.2_vendor by Cari McKeenan

Evening Ride

When I was sixteen or so, my older brother brought me home an old bicycle similar to this one. It had an extra-wide seat and I was delighted because I have an equally wide posterior. I remember my group of friends making fun of me the first time I took my new (old) bike out for a ride with them. Among the shiny mountain bikes and ten-speeds I guess it did look a little frumpy. But then my friend Jayson asked if he could ride it for a bit and I let him. After about five seconds he laughed and declared how sweet a ride it was, followed by lots of teenager adjectives like “awesome” and “rad” (hey, it was the nineties). And just like that, I went from being old-fashioned and dowdy to being chic, vintage and cool. Everyone wanted to ride my old bike after that. To this day I have never had a bicycle I loved more.

ColdLogic had a big release this week and what better way to try it out than on an evening bike ride,  just like that one so many years ago? The sweet sandals I am wearing are Reign’s most recent Fameshed release.

How do you like my wide seat now? Hmmmmm?

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Hair: *ARGRACE* AZAMI – Chocolate by Rika Oyen

Skin: Glam Affair Katra by Aida Ewing

Top: Happy Undead Tanktop applier by Carra Fargis

Skirt: coldLogic skirt – scott – dusk by ColdLogic

Sandals: REIGN.- TULIP SANDALS by Kenadee Cole (@Fameshed)

Body: Maitreya Lara by Onyx Leshelle

Bike: / XIAJ x ZZANG / Wagon Bike purple (rare) by superjaix (former gacha item)

Location: La Cosa Nostra

Rain

Sometimes a hurt is so deep, deep, deep
You think that you’re gonna drown
Sometimes all I can do is weep, weep, weep
With all this rain fallin’ down

Strange, how hard it rains now
Rows and rows of big dark clouds
When I’m holding on underneath this shroud
Rain

Patty Griffin – Rain

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Hair: *ARGRACE* HIKARI by Rika Oyen

Skin: Izzie’s Romy by Izzie Button

Shirt: BB.Nina Shirt by Black Bank

Pants: ColdLogic Pant Foss by ColdLogic

Pose: !bang Sit 19  by Luna Jubilee (@The Season’s Story)

Trees: LB_WeepingWillow_4Seasons+Pink by Cari McKeenan, [ keke ] magnolia tree by Kean Kelly (@The Season’s Story)

Boulder: :Fanatik Architecture: Lofoten C by Kendra Zaurak

Dock: MN Dock walk by Twistia Twine

Dudes

It’s always nice to find good guy poses, and at Pose Fair this year Londenia Leistone of Ridic has released this guy-friend pose, named simply “Dudes Pose.” So I went in search of some of my favorite SL dudes, Leto and Steel, who are always fun to photograph. Since they also expressed appreciation for Winter Thorn’s Harvest Chairs,  I am including a photo of them sitting there, as well. Thanks to both of them for helping me out with these photos.

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Leto:

Hair: Clef DePeau:  White hair back and brow 5 by Marcopol Oh (Brow at The Arena Men’s Fantasy Event)

Skin: Clef de Peau: Tadao T4 by Marcopol Oh

Body: TMP Beta with Classic Head by The Mesh Project

Jacket: …Scars…Biker Jacket (BLACK) by Sin Knoller

Pants: INVICTUS -Open Jeans/dark > Black Belt by tx Frimon

Shoes: 2Real ARTFEX LMT black shoes by 2Real Okelli (@The Men’s Dept.)

Steel:

Hair: Argrace ARATA Dark blonde by Rika Oyen

Body: SIGNATURE Anthony R2 Avatar by Signature

Jacket:  Addams // Denim Vest for Men w/ Hoodie // Dark Blue by Amalia Rainwood (@The Men’s Dept.)

Pants: Yasum Mesh Jeans by Grandma Bates

Flips: CheerNo FliFlop Spring by Cheerno Destiny

Pose Photo 1: Ridic. Dudes Pose by Londenia Leistone (@Pose Fair)

Pose Photo 2: What Next Winter Harvest Chairs by Winter Thorn

Location: Bougainvillea

Accord

1accord

verb ac·cord \ə-ˈkord\

1:  to bring into agreement : reconcile

Pose Fair begins April 11th, and it is always a time when I like to break out and do some different types of photos. Today Bastion helped me with Accord from Alyx Aerallo of Grafica. The balance and elegance of this pose demonstrate the aptness of its name. I also need to give Bastion Flare a shout out; I often call on him right at the last minute for photos like this and when I tell him what the photo theme is he always shows up looking exactly right for the photo. And last night was a marathon photo session in which he showed up with not just one but three separate-yet-awesome looks. He knows how to throw down a look, does our Bastion. I am grateful for his friendship and his generosity.

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Eliza:

Hair: *ARGRACE* UREI by Rika Oyen

Skin: Glam Affair Katra by Aida Ewing

Body: Maitreya Lara by Onyx Leshelle

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands (Elegant and Splayed) by Siddean Munro

Feet: Gaeline Creations Pointe Bare Feet by Gael Streeter

Suit: Just Because High Waisted Bottom and Bandeau Top by Annie Melson

Bastion:

Hair: Runaway Jane Hair by Candela Kira

Skin: Modish Kenji for TMP by Ele Brandi

Body: The Mesh Project

Trunks: Flow Boardshorts by Brady McKeenan

Pose: Grafica Accord by Alyx Aerallo (Pose Fair April 11th)

Location: Fanci’s Deep

Looking Behind, Looking Forward

As I was visiting with my friend Mia today, we were talking about how we are not all that unhappy to see 2014 end, and look forward to the possibilities in 2015. So I asked my friend Bastion to help me out in bidding adieu to the year. As Mia and I agreed,  nothing says good riddance like salsa, so I chose one of my favorite Maná songs and a highly appropriate one for ushering out 2014. The whole album is fantastic, but Maná really excels when they arrange traditional songs like this one.

Bastion is sporting the new mesh body from the Mesh Project, and channeling Matt Bomer more than a little. Bastion is also a talented pose maker and made a wonderful one that aligned nicely with this theme, which I also include at the end of our farewell jig. So happy 2015, my friends, and may yours be the best year ever!

Probablemente estoy pidiendo demasiado
Se me olvidaba que ya habíamos terminado
Que nunca volverás, que nunca me quisiste
Se me olvidó otra vez
Que sólo yo te quise

Se me olvidó otra vez, Juan Gabriel, performed by Maná

 

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Eliza:

Hair: ^;^CaTwA^;^ Sandy V1 Hair by Catwa Clip

Skin: -Glam Affair – Amberly II by Aida Ewing

Necklace:  MG – Necklace – Gypsy Flower Amulet of Antimony by Maxi Gossamer

Top: AJ Bryanna black (Omega Applier) by Amour Jewell

Skirt: Tee*fy Odette Skirt Scarlet by Azure Electricteeth

Shoes: Livalle Low Platform Pumps by Lindsay Warwick

Body: Belleza Venus by Tricky Boucher

Bastion:

Hair/Hat: Argrace Fedora Hat by Rika Oyen

Suit: Zaara Classic Suit by Zaara Kohime

Shoes/Socks: JD York Male by Dave Freeman

Body: The Mesh Project Deluxe Body by The Shops (Mirror location—you probably have a better chance of being able to get into this one!)

Pose: Crescent by Bastion Flare (edited)

Dances: Henmations Let’s Dance and Latin Fever by Hendrik Schroeder

One thought on “Looking Behind, Looking Forward

  1. Harper Beresford

    You guys look amazing!