I am not one to wear a lot of cut out clothes in RL, but I thought this sweet dress from Miss Chelsea was super cute and very suited to a walk on the beach. I chose Lara Hurley’s dewey Gia skin for the new Catwa Amy head, released at Summerfest earlier this week.


Hair: Tableau Vivant \\ Yoann hair – Browns by M4ri1yn Magic (@Summerfest)

Head: Catwa Amy by Catwa Clip

Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes  – Industrial by Ikon Innovia

Skin: Lara Hurley- Gia Rose Pale *Candy Head Catwa* by Lara Hurley (@Summerfest)

Body: Maitreya Lara by Onyx Leshelle

Jewelry: Cae :: Mermaid by Caelan Hancroft (@Cosmopolitan Sales Room)

Dress:  .miss chelsea. Tami Dress Maitreya White by Miss Chelsea (@Fameshed)

Pose: An Lar Elena by Katya Valeska (@The Liaison Collaborative)


I have been trying to find a way to photograph Izzie Button’s lovely Newport Anchor jewelry set for a few days now, and finally today I had a good reason to do a jewelry shot—a new head release from Catwa named Amy. Catwa has really hit it out of the park with her last few heads and the only question for me now is how to get enough Ls to buy them.  I have only tried one skin on Amy so far, the beautiful Fonda from Deetalez. It’s an auspicious beginning.



Hair: TRUTH HAIR Jayla by Truth Hawks

Head: Catwa Amy by Catwa Clip

Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes  – Industrial by Ikon Innovia

Skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* for CATWA Heads *Face Fonda* EUROPEAN by Steffi Villota

Body: Maitreya Lara by Onyx Leshelle

Top: Rebel Hope Majorca Bikini by Rebel Hope (@Fameshed)

Jewelry: Izzie’s – Newport Anchor Jewelry by Izzie Button (@The Liaison Collaborative)




Hair: Tableau Vivant \\ Keri hair – Browns by M4ri1yn Magic (@Fameshed)

Skin: Insol: CATWA face Applier ‘Daria’ by AlMercury

Head: Catwa Annie by Catwa Clip

Eyes: Ikon Odyssey Eyes Armor by Ikon Innovia

Body: Belleza Isis by Tricky Boucher

Earrings: MG – Earrings – Aphra Minoan Queen by Maxi Gossamer (@Fameshed)

Tattoo: Letis Tattoo :: Inermis :: MM13017 by Leti Hax

Jacket: Azuchi+Vinyl Stevie Leather Jacket by Sands Leavitt and sukoshitosuto (@Uber)

Tank: Azuchi+Vinyl Fleetwood Top by Sands Leavitt and sukoshitosuto (@Uber)

Jeans: .miss chelsea. Juno Jeans by MissChelsea Store

Shoes: R.icielli – ALTHEA High Heels by Vliet Troncon

Purse: Baiastice_Bucket bag-Black by Sissy Pessoa

Poses: RK Poses Belle, Ana by nevacrystall

Location: Everwinter

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.




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

Adding a Gradient or Filtered Background To Your Photo


Sometimes a solid background just isn’t enough and you want a little variance in the background color or lighting. This tutorial will show you a pretty simple way to make that happen in Photoshop. In order to use this tutorial you need to be able to mask out any foreground material so that it will not be altered by the gradient. If you are looking for masking tutorials you can use any of the masking tutorials on this website. I also sometimes use Topaz Remask 5, which is a paid tool, but it helps with some finer details. My hair masking in Photoshop tutorial using channels will do the same thing, it just takes longer.

Adding a Gradient Background Tutorial


Links from the video:

Masking Hair with Channels Tutorial
Topaz Remask (this is a paid tool, but if you subscribe to Topaz they will usually have sales and discounts pretty often and you can get it for up to 50% off.)


Hair:/Wasabi Pills/ Drew Mesh Hair by MissAllSunday Lemon (@Hairology)

Head: Lelutka Mesh Head Simone by Jaden Art

Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes by Ikon Innovia

Skin/Makeup: Bold & Beauty :: Sasha (Lelutka Applier) and makeup appliers by Jourdan McMillan (@Tres Chic)

Earrings: (Kunglers) Shani earrings by AvaGardner Kungler (@On9)

Pose: Pretense Poses Linger by Gidge Uriza


Genesis Labs are having a sale at their new mainstore right now so I thought it would be a good chance to try one of their mesh heads. I chose Marie, one of the newer heads. Cheekbones are one of the harder things to get right on a mesh head, but Marie’s are subtle and beautiful. There are nine different heads that I saw on sale and the Genesis skin appliers for Slink, Belleza and Maitreya mesh bodies are all free right now. If you haven’t tried a mesh head this might be a good opportunity to try one! One thing to note: be sure to go to the new main store to purchase the heads on sale. If you go to a satellite location you’ll pay full price.

I also loved Maxi Gossamer’s beautiful teardrop necklace at Collarbor88. I was feeling in kind of a red mood today so I chose AskParis’ Oxblood Stretch Sheath at Fameshed to set it off. One thing I always seem to be hunting for is long hairstyles that hang fully or partially behind the shoulders and not in front, so that I can show off jewelry without having to go full-on updo. Shylah Honey provided the hunt treasure today. Thank you, Shylah!



Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Bebe by Shylah Honey

Head/Skin: Genesis_Head_Marie_2.0 by GenesisLab (currently 50% off!)

Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes by Ikon Innovia

Jewelry: MG – Necklace – Jewelled Cyrene by Maxi Gossamer (@Collabor88)

Dress: [Noche] Stretch Sheath Oxblood Dress  by AskParis (@Fameshed)

Pose: An Lar Poses Willow by Katya Valeska


In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow,
In the bleak midwinter, long ago.

In the Bleak Midwinter, Christina Rossetti


Hair: Tableau Vivant \\  Starry Night \\ Updo by M4ri1yn Magic (former gacha item)

Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes by Ikon Innovia

Skin: *YS&YS* Teresa Tone 00 – Skins Applier for Logo Mesh Head Alex by Monicuzza Babenco (@Shiny Shabby)

Coat/Sweater: {amiable}Big Collar and Bow Girly Winter Coat by nodoka Vella (@Wayward Market)

Garden Arch: uk – Garden Arch Winter Sets by jamie rozenberg (@Wayward Market)


Steffi Villota has released a lovely new skin applier for Lelutka mesh heads. Jolie is available at the main store and at the Sad November event. My tousled, windblown hairstyle is by the talented Shylah Honey and can be found at Fameshed this month.


Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Shannon by Shylah Honey (@Fameshed)

Skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* for LeLutka Heads *Face Jolie* by Steffi Villota (At main store and at Sad November)

Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes by Ikon Innovia

Jacket: VINYL – JADED HOODIE ISIS by sukoshitosuto (@Fameshed)

Pose: !bang stand 560 by Luna Jubilee

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Long Sleeves

One of my favorite things about the autumn season is wearing sweaters and jackets and woolly pajamas. Blueberry released this beautiful dress for the Slink Hourglass body and as long as I have my long socks on it’s perfect for a slightly cool afternoon walk. Gyorgyna Larnia’s Ixtli Boho scarf at the Season’s Story is the perfect accessory and keeps out the drafts. Caelan Hancroft’s Warrior Earrings from the Fantasy Collective complement the geometric pattern and add shine.






Hair: Lamb. Wake Up by Lamb Bellic (former gacha item)

Eyes: IKON Odyssey Eyes – Armor by Ikon Innovia

Skin: *YS&YS* Melian Tone02 Skin Applier – Lelutka by Monicuzza Babenco

Scarf: LaGyo_Ixtli Boho Scarf – 4 by Gyorgyna Larnia (@The Season’s Story)

Dress: Blueberry – Cha – Long Sleeve Dress – Slink Hourglass by Blueberryxx

Boots: fri. – Rosie.Boots by Darling Monday

Socks: JD – High Sock by Davidefre

Labrador: Labrador by Hannah Kozlowski

Pose: K&S Walking by Katya Sessions

Location: Sandbanks Bay


My Attic at The Deck ends today and with it the chance to grab this lovely skin applier from Lumae for the Lelutka head, TMP,  Slink Visage, and as an Omega applier. Skin appliers are pretty pricey in SL and this one is a steal at 95L per skin tone. My flowing locks from Shyla Honey of Damselfly complement this skin nicely.



Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Danielle by Shylah Honey (@Tres Chic)

Eyes: IKON Odyssey Eyes – Armor by Ikon Innovia

Skin: Lumae :: Niska by Lumiya Rae (@My Attic-ends tonight!)

Sweater: Bueno- Sweater Dress –by Mikel Monk (@Uber)

Pose: !bang stand 554 by Luna Jubilee

Location: Sandbanks Bay