The Wonders Gate

Good morning world! Not much to share with you today apart from the fact that I did go to the beach yesterday but I did jinx it as well. No need to get into the details but let’s just say that my first swim was a bit disappointing! But there are more to come so…

Today’s post features stuff from [ keke ], Serenity Style and DRD. Some are new releases, some are rather older ones. Have a look below for every item used and where you can currently find it.

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That’s all for now peeps. Have a lovely day and be kind to one another.

[ keke ] – butterflies dancing (NEW!) (available on MP too)

[ keke ] butterflies dancing – pink

[ keke ] – wild allium @C88 (NEW!)

[ keke ] wild allium . white 1
[ keke ] wild allium . white 3

[ keke ] – the whole shamoley @Home Show (NEW!)

[ keke ] little diva draver . rose
[ keke ] moths to a flame – pink

Serenity Style – The Secret Garden Gate – Light @WLRP (NEW!)

[ keke ] – summer bottles

[ keke ] summer bottle – birdsong
[ keke ] summer bottle – shade
[ keke ] summer bottle – breeze

[ keke ] – watering can – beatle

DRD – Garden Party (gacha)

2 – DRD – Garden Party – Big Tree Bare – RARE 
2 – DRD – Garden Party – Big Tree Decorated – RARE 
6 – DRD – Garden Party – Juice Bar Sign 
7 – DRD – Garden Party – Solo Stage 
11 – DRD – Garden Party – Which Way Sign 
12 – DRD – Garden Party – Little Tree 
13 – DRD – Garden Party – Wallflowers – D 
14 – DRD – Garden Party – Wallflowers – B 
14 – DRD – Garden Party – Wallflowers – C 
15 – DRD – Garden Party – Wallflowers – A 
15 – DRD – Garden Party – Wallflower Side Table – One 
15 – DRD – Garden Party – Wallflower Chair – One 
15 – DRD – Garden Party – Wallflower Chair – Two 
16 – DRD – Garden Party – Bonfire Bench 
20 – DRD – Garden Party – Desert Table 
21 – DRD – Garden Party – Memory Ladder

I Protect You

Poses play a very important role in photography, if not the most important one. Whether it is RL or SL photography, the pose has to be there and it has to be specific. The pose will usually be determined by the outfit you have on and the theme or concept of the picture you have in mind or vice versa. It will definitely inspire you and it will help you figure out what you’re going to do with the picture.

Couple poses have always intrigued me more than single ones. They are definitely harder to work with, so that to me, sounds like a challenge. I can never say no to a challenge, which is why I always end up disappointed in the end. Ha ha. But hey, at least I’m having so much fun, so, you know what they say. It’s the journey that matters, not the destination! So here’s why I think couple/friends poses are usually harder to blog.

First of all, since the designers create the poses in a certain way, using, probably their own avatar size and shape, there is always a chance of the pose not working well for you. In this case, do not panic! You can always edit the pose (by right clicking on it) and unlink it. This way you can adjust the poses individually, move them up or down, back or forth. There are also huds like Animare or Anypose that allow you to move parts of your body, in case your hand ends up in your hair or dress or even worse, inside your picture partner’s back for example. Be careful though! If you’re supposed to blog the pose, you can’t change it. Yes you can remove your fingers from your hair, but you can’t move your hand down for example. The creators needs to recognize their work and people need to know what they’re buying.

Second of all, couple or friends poses, require more than one avatars, obviously. In this case you can either use an alt or, in my case, models. Since for me personally, one account is already too much to handle, I’d rather work with Jules in case I have to make a females pose or male models for couple ones. Besides, how or why would I ever miss the opportunity of a) bugging and upsetting Jules with my OCD and need-to-be-perfect behavior and b) hugging a shirtless guy for like an hour and instead use a, most likely, bad-looking male alt that I would have created? He he.

Jokes aside, working with models, from my experience, has been a great lesson. They have been inspiring, helpful and they have taught me things I didn’t know before. For that reason only, I’m always looking forward to working with them. Besides, it’s always interesting to see, what kind of picture they would take and how they would, probably, do it differently.

Last but not least, styling is a factor. You probably know what you want to wear or what you want to look like in the picture, but, your picture partner, has to match it. For example, if you’re in a gown, all fancy and posh, you probably don’t want your partner to wear jeans. Nothing wrong with jeans, but they will, in my opinion, create a contrast and inconsistency between your style and theirs. So it is challenging, for the models mostly, to find something to wear that would meet your requirements for the picture. In this case, I’d say, gift them what you want them to wear. They’re helping you out so, least you can do is buy them a pair of pants…! Who knows, maybe you’re going to need them again in the future and your particular gift would come in handy then as well.

So, in this post today, I had the pleasure to work with Kael (I could hug him, shirtless or not, for hours and days, he’s adorable) and also with a very beautiful pose created by Drunk Panda. You can find this one and many many others, in this month’s round of Pose Lover & Friends Event.

Have a nice day everyone!

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EXIS

HEAD: Genesis Lab – Adeline 2.0 @C88 (NEW!)

EYESHADOW: Genesis Lab – GHOST TOWER (edited)

EYES: L’Etre – Mesh Eyes [#8]

HAIR: little bones – Cross

TATTOO:  Nanika – Flora @On9 (NEW!)

UNDERWEAR: Maitreya – Hipster

KAEL

BOXERS: Apple May – Dorkin’ Out Briefs

TATTOO: Bolson – Odric (previous MOM release, soon in mainstore)

POSE

Drunk Panda – I Protect You @Pose Lover & Friends Event (NEW!)

SIM

Black Basalt Beach

Honey, I’m home…!

Kael  you have been great inspiration! Thank you so much for your assistance.

Honey, I'm home!
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Exis:

HEAD: CATWA – Annie 4.9

HAIR: Lamb – King (Luxe Box July 2016)

DRESS: Blueberry – Misti Shackleton (Luxe Box July 2016)

SHOES: REIGN – STACEY WEDGES (Luxe Box July 2016)

 Kael:

HAIR: Deadwool – Undercut hair

HAIR BASE: AITUI – Standard Hair Base

BODY: Slink – Mesh Body Release 1.3

SKIN: Tableau Vivant – Sean

MOUSTACHE/BEARD: Deadwool – Moustache/Full beard

EAR: MANDALA – STEKING

SHIRT W/SUSPENDERS: Deadwool  – Ed

PANTS: Deadwool  – Peak suit

WATCH: Deadwool –  Fermo (gacha)

TATTOO: Speakeasy – Afterlife

Pose:

Mouni (exclusive) for Pose Lover & Friends Event

“Hold me tight…

…and never let me go”

Many many thanks to Kaiden

Hold Me
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Exis:

HEAD: CATWA – Annie 4.9

BODY: Maitreya – Lara

BRA/SKIRT: CandyDoll -Veronica Dress @C88 (NEW!)

SHOES: REIGN.- ESTEE (LuxeBox June 2016)

Kaiden:

BODY: #TMP – Deluxe Body

HAIR: BURLEY – Joe

BRACELET 1: AITUI – Rocker Bracelet

BRACELET 2: [CX] – Bound Wristband

EARS: MANDALA – Tunnel – Stretched ears

RINGS: { m o d u s }  – Ring

TATTOO & NECKLACE: I’ll ask Kaiden again (lol)

Pose:

JAPS – Valeria @Pose Lover & Friends (NEW!)

Shot in:

Elysion

Nostalgia

“When the memories hit you…”

SlackGirl’s braces brought back so many memories. I won’t share as I don’t want to bore you with that but it was fun wearing them and taking pics. Nostalgic too. Available only for Catwa heads, I think it’s an “accessory” I’ll keep wearing. I just have to be careful when to smile. Ha!

Have a good day

Trauma
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HEAD: CATWA – Annie 4.9

SKIN: L’Etre – Cintia (Limited)

BRACES: SlackGirl – Teeth With GAP & Braces (CATWA Heads ONLY!) (NEW!)

EYES: SlackGirl– Crystalia Eyes (NEW!)

EYESHADOWS: SlackGirl– SoftClass Shadow @TMR (NEW!)

LASHES: SlackGirl– LashColl15

HAIR: eXxEsS – SAVINJA

SWEATER: Ryvolter – Luna Cotton Turtleneck

Eternal

Current Status: Half Asleep

Writing this now with my eyes half open. I feel so tired but I wanted to share this picture with you before bed. Once you’ve seen it, I’m going to pass out for about 24 hours. Hope Jules has my coffee ready in the morning. Lol!

JAPS have been working hard to create an amazing collection of poses. This is one of them. JAPS will also be participating for the upcoming Pose Lover & Friends event that opens soon among other notorious poses designers. Can’t wait!

Also this time I had the amazing assistance of the amazing Eternal. His patience was outstanding! Thank you so much hun!

Be good everyone.

Eternal
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Exis:

HAIR: Rezology – Wispy Topkot

BODY: Slink – Hourglass V1.5.1

TOP/SHORTS: Vinyl – Akeda & Shultz (Including Harness) @UBER (NEW!)

SHOES: phedora – Malena heels (GROUP GIFT)

Eternal:

HEAD/BODY: TheMeshProject

HAIR:  Aeros – Julius

JEANS: NOTsoBAD – WABAN

TANK: The Boutique / Men – Classic Boyfriend Tank

SHOES:  VALE KOER – PLAYOFF DUNKS

TATTOO: AITUI TATTOO Hairbase 2.0 / Constant Reminder

 Pose:

 JAPS – Adore You

Summer

“Life is better in flip flops”

This could be me over the weekend. But no, not likely to happen. So much work to do and no time for relaxing (yet) but, hey, I’m not complaining.

This will be my last addition to the Hair Fair Contest 2016. I really enjoyed working on these projects and I wish good luck to everyone participating.

It was also a great opportunity to wear Azuchi’s lovely swimsuit (I’ve been looking forward to wearing/blogging it) and also, Wasabi Pills’ cute hair.

If you go to the beach this weekend though, please don’t let me know! Lol.

Have fun everyone and be good

 

Summer
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HEAD/SKIN: Genesis Lab – Summer_2.0 @SUMMERFEST’16 (NEW!)

BODY: Maitreya – Lara V3.5

SWIMSUIT: Azuchi – Emily @TLC (NEW!)

HAIR: Wasabi Pills – Trixie @SUMMERFEST’16 (NEW!)

POSE: BodyLanguage SLC – BackShot!! Group A

SIM: Khaled

Reverse

“Reverse The Time Until It Stops”

The Disco Biscuits (Widgets)

I’ve finally realized that Time is my only enemy. From blogging to keeping up with everything, I’m in a constant competition with Time. So far, I’m doing a good job, but ughhh what a struggle!

Anyways, I had to post this lovely new release from DeadDollz, real quick before I leave for work.

Have a good day and week everyone. Be good!

Reverse
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HEAD: CATWA – Dyana V4.9

BODY: Maitreya – Lara V3.5

SKIN: L’Etre – Linda (Chocolata)

HAIR: Clawtooth – Poseidon’s Gal

SWIMSUIT/PAREO: Dead Dollz – Lupe @SUMMERFEST’16 (NEW!)

POSE: Flowey – On the ground (New location – Poses currently unavailable)

LOCATION: Khaled