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036 to 040 of 365

More of my Project 365 shots.  ^_^

036.  lemondrop's forest

Day 36 of 365 (02.05.10), Lemondrop’s Forest.

If you liked Photon Pink’s sim (I loved it!), then you will dig this sim, too.  That pink tree is massive!  This is a shot of the entire sim from a considerable distance, so that should give you an idea just how huge it is.  :-O

037.  KS Mira Blood

Day 37 of 365 (02.06.2010), Kouse’s Sanctum Mira Blood.

I was looking for locations to snap pics of my Mira gown in Blood (my favorite color!), by Kouse’s Sanctum. I paid a visit to the Lost World location and it’s a great place with ruins and whatnot.

038.  Lost World

Day 38 of 365 (02.07.2010), Lost World.

More of my visit to Lost World. This is a Must Visit location, imo!

039.  have an apple, my love

Day 39 of 365 (02.08.2010), have an apple, my love…

I ended up being “stuck” in Lost World for several days as I enjoyed taking snapshots in my Kouse’s Sanctum Mira gown and created my own poses to use, including this pose with the levitating apple.

I’m kind of proud of the fact that this shot is straight out of SL!  I tweaked Windlight and enabled shadows; the only post edit is the crop.

040.  At Lost World

Day 40 of 365 (02.09.2010), still at Lost World.

I switched from my Mira Blood gown to my Mira Meadow gown, and became a fairy.

Some style credits…

Gowns – Kouse’s Sanctum, Mira (Blood and Meadow colors)
Hair – friday, Yelena 2
Wings – Fancy Fairy, Aphrodite clear
Eyes (Day 039) – Negaposi, elfin eyes darkmatter

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February 12, 2010 Posted by | Fashion, Photography, Project 365 in 2010 | , , , , , | 3 Comments

Kouse’s Sanctum Mira Gowns

The moment I put on the Blood version of the Mira gown from Kouse’s Sanctum, I was transported ❤  I stopped being Melanie and became a creature of magic and mystery, and I promptly teleported off to the Lost World location to take some Let’s Pretend pictures.

Mira Blood 02

The Mira gown comes with several skirt options but I’m only featuring the ballgown version, since it’s my favorite.  The full skirt is adorned at the top with more ruffly layers, and the bodice has a prim bow attachment right in the cleavage area.  It’s all very romantic 😀

Mira Blood 01

I enabled shadows for these shots, so there isn’t any anti-aliasing in the shots but scaling down seems to help with that a bit.

Mira Meadow 02

After I was done playing with the Blood version of the Mira gown, I decided to put on the Meadow color.  It reminded me of one of my wings from Fancy Fairy, so naturally I had to transform into some kind of regal fae.  😛

Mira Meadow 01

I did my own poses for these shots, but I’m not sure if I’ll release them in my store.  If you want the poses for yourself, just shoot me an IM and I’ll pass them along!

Credits…

Gowns – Kouse’s Sanctum, Mira gowns in Blood and Meadow
Hair – friday, Yelena 2
Eyes – negaposi, elfin eyes (darkmatter) and fairy eyes (sumi)
Wings – Fancy Fairy, Aphrodite clear

My skin is from LAQ.

February 11, 2010 Posted by | Fashion, Poses | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

031 – 035 of 365

More of my Project 365 images!

031.  hanging with vivi

Day 31 of 365, hanging with Vivi.
Vivi is one of my oldest and most trusted friends in SL.

One of my favorite things about Vivi is the way she plays at dressing up in SL!

032.  chairs

Day 32 of 365 (02.01.10), chairs.
Carson and I sitting in our matching chairs in our skybox. 🙂  I was in an experimental mood and played around with different filters on this shot.

033.  logout edit

Day 33 of 365 (02.02.10), logout edit.
I didn’t take any pics this day, so I cheated and grabbed the screenshot from my logout.

When I pulled up the image I thought my av looked a little lonely so I played around with the image in an attempt to make it a little blue and cold. I tried, anyway. 😛

034.  random headshot

Day 34 of 365 (02.03.10), random headshot.
Sometime last year, I wrote a blog post on giving your avatar subtle facial expressions.

I’m still trying to look for ways to give my avatar facial expressions that aren’t cartoonish, and I use the lip sync feature a lot. I think I’ve managed to make my av look like she’s surveying a scene with a little bit of surprise and contemplating saying something? 😀

035.  testing poses

Day 35 of 365 (02.04.10), testing poses.
I’m testing some poses I made for a blog post! Making poses for my blog is fun 😀

Some style credits…

Day 31:
Vivi’s outfit is from 110 prims (sorry, don’t know what it’s called)
My hair & skin is from LAQ (Tasha hairstyle, Imani2 skin)

Day 33:
Outfit – Deviance, Blue Belle (Magic & Romance Hunt item)
Hair – friday, Eloise
Shoes – Shiny Things, Hyasynths

Day 35:
T-shirt – T Junction, Team Lizzie custom t-shirt (T Junction will create custom tees)
Hair – Truth, Caroline (tinted the barrettes to match t-shirt)
Jeans – Armidi, Grace Jeans
Shoes – Detour, Mixflip Sneakers – Pink Hearts

February 7, 2010 Posted by | Fashion, Photography, Project 365 in 2010 | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Make Your Friends Smile :)

My friends Gogo and Wilma recently put up a couple of pictures on Gogo’s blog, in which they were sporting some really cute pink t-shirts intended to brighten a friend’s day and make her smile.  I thought it was really sweet of them so I got one of the Team Lizzie t-shirts, too 😀

T Junction Team Lizzie 01

I don’t even really know Lizzie except for what I see on her blog from time to time, as well as from all the hard work she puts into helping run the iheartsl bloggers group. Something about seeing my friends wearing these pink Team Lizzie t-shirts just kind of spoke to me, though; I guess it made me reflect on friendships and relationships. Let’s face it, SL is like any other community and will have moments of toxicity and it can be pretty easy to dwell on that.  In the end, however, what’s really worth the expenditure of our energy?  Not the negativity and drama fests, that’s for sure.

T Junction Team Lizzie 02

And so, yeah, while my wearing the Team Lizzie t-shirt is an acknowledgement of Lizzie and all her colorful commentary, great blog pics, and her contributions toward making the iheartsl bloggers group work, I’m also wearing the t-shirt in this post because I feel compelled to acknowledge the other message that’s behind it:  that there are good people out there who have their friends’ backs and are willing to proclaim it to everyone.

Yeah, I realize I might be sounding a wee bit Pollyanna-ish right now, lol.  But you know, when someone does something simple like put up a plurk saying “Hey, I really like you a lot :)” (something I’ve learnt from personal experience with Carson 😀  haha) or make a t-shirt letting you know they’re rooting for you… it just feels really, really good.  And I like being a part of that, even if it’s just peripherally and with a t-shirt.

Okay… on a side note, I’m becoming addicted to making my own poses for specific blog posts.  I made four for this particular post and I’m going to make them free just for this weekend at my store! I’ll probably have them up sometime later tonight. ❤

GE 2010.02.05 team lizzie

Other credits…

T-shirt – T Junction, Team Lizzie custom t-shirt (T Junction will create custom tees)
Hair – Truth, Caroline (tinted the barrettes to match t-shirt)
Glasses – HOC, Rectangle Framed Glasses
Jeans – Armidi, Grace Jeans
Shoes – Detour, Mixflip Sneakers – Pink Hearts
Earrings – Diamond Studs from Vivienne Graves, unreleased
My skin is from LAQ.

February 6, 2010 Posted by | Fashion, Mela's, Poses | , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

026 to 030 of 365

More of my Project 365 images.  ^_^

026.  home sweet home

Day 26 of 365, home sweet home.
I have a sweet looking SL home, thanks to Carson. ❤

027. admiring donna flora's doberman

Day 27 of 365, admiring donna flora’s doberman.
Found a Zooby doberman wandering around Donna Flora. Makes me want to go play with my yellow lab ^_^

028. baby & dog

Day 28 of 365, baby & dog.
I’ve had my yellow lab from Zooby’s for probably over two years, now. The dog has been updated lots of times since I got it, Zooby’s is really good about that. If Zooby’s stuff was cheaper I’d probably have an entire zoo by now, lol.

029.  red gown at rose theatre

Day 29 of 365, red gown at rose theatre.
I was experimenting with one of the photos I took for a recent blog post.

030.  caroline's jewelry:  m & c pendant

Day 30 of 365, caroline’s jewelry: M&C pendant.
I cheated and used one of my blog pics for my 365 pic, too. 😛 I didn’t have time to take any other pics that day! This image is from my post about skins and necklaces.

February 3, 2010 Posted by | Photography, Project 365 in 2010 | , , | Leave a comment

Victoria Scarlet and Mela’s GE Poses

I recently got my hands on a red gown from Nardcotix that features bare shoulders, a plunging neckline, and a leggy, thigh-high slit.  Sexy!

The gown comes two skirt versions.  The version I’m wearing in this post features an adornment at the hip; the other skirt version comes without the adornment.

Victoria Scarlet 02

Victoria Scarlet 01

The back of the gown also exposes a lot of skin.  I like how my LAQ skin looks in certain lighting conditions when I have shadows enabled in SL, so I did that for these shots.  😀  The only drawback about enabling shadows is the lack of anti-aliasing.  😦  It’s not as noticeable when you scale the image size down, though!

Victoria Scarlet 03

As soon as I put on this gown, I knew I wanted some poses that would show off some leg! I decided to make my own poses for this post, and I ended up making a total of four. I’ve used the poses in the images above.  😀  I had made a set of four poses for a previous blog post, too, so I figured I may as well set these out in my store, Mela’s.

GE 2010.02.01 red gown

GE 2009.12.24 shoulder bag

If you’re in my store group, you’ll be getting these poses for free; I’m sending them via the subscriber group right before I post this.  Random group gift for tonight only!  😀  The poses will be up for sale in my store later tonight.  ^_^

Other credits…

Hair – LAQ, Tess
Earrings & Necklace – Paper Couture, River Stone set
Shoes – Nardcotix, Absinthe Scarlet
My skin is from LAQ.

February 2, 2010 Posted by | Fashion, Mela's, Poses | , , , , , | 1 Comment