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MVW 2017 1st Photo Challenge

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Hello all!  Well I have finally gotten my laptop back after experiencing the dreaded “Blue Screen of Death” a week ago.  Thank goodness the “Geek Squad” was able to retrieve most of what I had lost when my drivers totally crashed…what a nightmare!  I’m hoping it will last me through the next few months of the MVW competition…

I am busily preparing for our Bootcamp challenge which is due in only two days.  I definitely have my work cut out for me…but no one said this would be easy!

I wanted to go ahead and post our most recent challenge, which was our first Photography Challenge.  After reaching out to several photographers with no response, I was forced to do my best with my photography skills which are intermediate at best.  While I’m afraid some of the details are lost in my attempt, I’m hoping my graphics can do my styling some justice.

Our challenge:

Entombed in her golden chambers, the ancient goddess stirred for the first time in thousands of years. Without the sun to bask in she’d slept through centuries, but a crack in her prison let in a single ray of light and the goddess awakened from her slumber.

“STYLE AN ANCIENT GODDESS LIKE LOOK TO AWAKE FROM A GOLDEN SLUMBER”

My backstory for this challenge:

Isis, the ancient Egyptian Goddess, was the first daughter of Geb, god of the Earth, and Nut, goddess of the Sky. Once revered by all as the ideal mother and wife as well as the patroness of nature and magic, her power began to wane as new religions sprang up and silenced her along with so many others. She was left to hide away in what was once a grand and ancient temple built in her honor. There she waited alone as millennia passed and times and people changed. A spiritual shift began to take place and interest in the ancient ones was refueled by many, especially women seeking to regain the power they felt was stolen from them. It was rumored among the modern people that Isis still lay in a suspended sleep-state in her once glorious temple that had long since been sealed up. A brave group of women ventured out to see if it was true. Chiseling away at the pyramid, they were able to remove a single ancient brick. A ray of pure blinding sun shot through to the center of the temple where countless mirrors directed the light on the slumbering Goddess. Her eyes dart open and suddenly her ancient robes woven with pure golden silk begin to let off bright sparks of divine light. She stands proudly knowing she has been called back to her power, never to be silenced again.

Style Card:

Skirt: Countdown “Sonya Gold Gown”
Top: Falln “Safira Dress” in Pink (top only)
Bolero Jacket: Danielle “Bolero Gold”
Feather shoulder adornment: Aisling “Fangarth Shoulders” in Gold
Collar: The Forge “Pearl Collar” in Gold”
Ring: Swallow “Safari Ring” in Gold
Bracelets: Tia “Voodoo Bracers” in Gold
Shoes: ANE Strappy Heels in Gold
Star: SF Gold Star from Dax
Face Jewels: Soedara “Cihuapilli Face Jewels Sidh Humble”

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The Hills are Alive

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I spent some time alone, wandering and collecting wild flowers.  There’s nothing like being in the great wide world amidst the mountains to help you reflect on life.

Dress:  Valentina E. “Mademoiselle Dress” in Black Print NEW!! @ Shiny Shabby
Hair/ Hat:  Tableau Vivant “Scarlett Hair” in Ombre
Shoes:  Reign “MaryJanes” in Black for SLink Mid-feet
Tattoo:  Letis Tattoo “Adrasteia” Mesh Body Applier
Body:  Maitreya “Lara v3.4” Mesh Body
Head:  Genesis Lab “Julia” Mesh Head in Relaxed (Gacha item @ Kustom9)
Septum Ring:  Swallow “Malika” in Sliver (Gacha item @ Holli Pocket)
Flowers:  Alesta “Bunch of Flowers”
Pose:  Label Motion “My Xmas Bunny Poses”

Fifty Linden Friday finds!

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Check out this super cute outfit!  The top and shorts are available separately for only 50L each as part of Fifty Linden Fridays.  I’m not sure if the designers planned it or not, but to me they fit together perfectly.  I love the detail of the unbuttoned shorts showing a sexy peek of bikini.  The pattern on the vest inspired me to rock a boho-look with some natural jewelery and a big floppy, tasseled tote bag.  There is still time to get your 50L treasures today!

Top:  Pixicat “Vibrant Top & Vest” in Aztec  FOR FIFTY LINDEN FRIDAY!
Shorts:  Paper Arrow Co. “Beach Khakis” in Dots FOR FIFTY LINDEN FRIDAY
Short necklace:  EMO-tions “Abigail Multi-necklace” (short version) NEW!! @ The Deck event
Long Necklace:  Yummy “Agate Slice”
Hair:  Pelle “Brenda Hair” in Brown
Bag:  BoHo HoBo “Afghanistani Shoulder Bag” @ https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/BoHo-HoBo-Mesh-Afghanistani-Shoulderbag-1/4247412
Bracelet:  Pixel Box “Friendship Bracelets” (vintage)
Piercing:  Swallow “Malika Septum Ring” in Silver (Gacha item @ Holli Pocket)
Tattoo:  Letis Tattoo “Adrasteia” Maitreya Mesh Body applier (bottom only)
Mesh Body:  Maitreya “Lara v3.4” Mesh Body
Head:  Genesis Lab “Julia” Mesh Head in Cappucino/ Smile NEW!! Gacha item @ Kustom9

Follow me into the depths of hell….

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Exploring my darker side today.  Dusted off the horns and wings and stole the souls of some sleeping boys…

Top:  TETRA “Sleeveless Crop Top” in Black NEW!! @ Shiny Shabby
Skirt:  TETRA “HIgh Asymmetric Drape Skirt” in Maroon NEW!! @ Shiny Shabby
Shoes:  KC Couture “Euphoria” shoes for Maitreya Mesh Body
Hair:  [Runaway] “Yolandi Hair” in Blondes
Tattoos:  Letis Tattoo “Adrasteia” Maitreya Mesh Body applier
Body:  Maitreya Mesh Body “Lara v3.4”
Head:  LeLutka “Leda” Mesh Head
Horns:  Epic “Spiked Black Succubus Horns” Group Gift
Wings:  Material Squirrel “Sculpted Demon Army Wings” in Black (for petites)
Ears:  Mandala “Taper Ears”
Septum ring:  Swallow “Malika” septum ring in Silver (Gacha item @ Holli Pocket)

DMC, Sonatta Morales, Saviad & new Slink Visage mesh head!

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Hello lovelies, I hope you are all having a wonderful and stylish weekend!  This has been an exciting and very busy weekend for me and it certainly isn’t over yet…but I did want to blog my Gaultier-inspired outfit which I wore today for the open casting at Dallas Modeling Company. 

Our challenge was to choose a style inspiration from the Spring 2014 Collection of either Chanel, Louis Vuitton, or Jean Paul Gaultier.  Inspired by this fabulous hat by Swallow which I discovered at the Saviad Fashion Fair, I decided to take Gaultier’s femme fatale style as my challenge.

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You will notice a different “look” for me today which is none other than the newly released Slink mesh head “Emma” which I couldn’t resist at the Skin Fair.  Admittedly I felt I took a risk wearing a mesh head to a casting, but I loved the way the expression looked with the whole style, and I couldn’t wait to “smile” really big if and when I was cast!

Once I purchased my Slink mesh head, the treasure hunt really began…which was to find all the new applier demos available at the Skin Fair.  Modish has always been one of my absolute favorite skin shops, and happily they were one of the handful of designers who offered a mesh head applier at the fair.  Of course with the mesh head comes many limitations, namely the option to change your makeup.  If you use the Slink skin option that comes with the head, the included makeup hud will work beautifully for you. 
However, if you prefer a different skin, you will have to use an applier and from what I have seen, most do not yet have additional makeup options.  Even still, isn’t it lovely?  I love the expressions and the natural profile.  There will be more to come in the blog featuring this fun avatar option.

I hope you will enjoy my Gaultier inspired styling…thankfully the judges did and I am honored to join Dallas Modeling Company as one of their official models!

So people…this weekend be sure to visit the Saviad Fashion Fair which is AMAZING:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SaliMar/237/256/2802

As well as the Skin Fair (but make sure to keep your scripts SUPER low!):  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Saint%20Martin/127/129/23

Dress:  Sonatta Morales “Noite”

Hat:  Swallow “Butterly Neobaroque”

Purse:  LaGyo “Bicolor Purse” in Honeysuckle

Hair:  Clawtooth “Louise Brooks” in Softest Black

Jewelery:  Chop Zuey “Magdalena Walks” in Black

Mesh Head:  Slink Visage head “Emma”

Skin & Mesh Head Applier:  Modish at The Skin Fair (Exclusive!) “Nyva” in Beach Tone

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