The unfamiliar host

As you have probably noticed, I have started to create my own scenes for my pictures. It’s been probably a month that I have been doing so and I’m enjoying it so much. I started to do that because I was experiencing issues at sims. Apart from the fact that I like my privacy when I’m working and usually at the sims I would go to, someone would photobomb my pictures, my computer and graphics card wouldn’t allow me to take snapshots on ultra graphics and would eventually make me crash constantly. So finally, my gacha machines obsession, found its purpose. Ever since I’ve been a SL resident, I would always play decor gacha machines, even if it was stuff that didn’t look interesting or necessary to me. I would collect random pieces from each machine and store, because “one day I might need them”. Then, as soon as the opportunity came, I would put them all together to make something beautiful. Hopefully, I have succeeded in most cases.

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The process usually takes me a couple of hours. Depending on how big my scene is going to be, plus, how many items I’m featuring in one picture. But trust me, it feels so good. Kind of like a puzzle game where you’re given different items and you have to make them all look like they belong together. Makes you become resourceful and come up with ideas that you would have never thought about before. Plus, it helps you grow. I mean, if you’re a blogger, why not start to work with items out of your style too and challenge yourself with something new?

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As soon as my scene is ready, I take a small break and then try to think about where I am going to be in it. My goal is consistency. If it’s a kitchen, you don’t want to be in a gown. If it’s a beach you don’t want to be in lingerie. If colors match too, would be perfect.

So, enough rambling for one night. This post features a bunch of new releases, mostly decor stuff. I know the list of credits is super long, but come on. Given the amount of time I spent to create this scene, plus, writing all credits down and linking them to urls, you owe me to at least have a look. He he!

Have a lovely day/night everyone and see you all next time.

STYLING

HEAD: .LeLutka. – Simone 2.5 (bento)

SKIN/SHAPE: .:[PUMEC]:. – .:AGATHA:. @Tres Chic (NEW!)

HAIR: rezology – Butterfly 188 (NEW!)

EYES: .:[PUMEC]:. – /Mesh Eyes\ PACK #4

DRESS: Jeune by Rowne – Dasha Wrap Dress (Luxe Box – February 2016)

SCENE

Newchurch – Daphne Chaise @On9 (NEW!)

22769 ~ [bauwerk] – Heart Ottoman @TLC (NEW!)

..::THOR::.. bookshelf Wall

ionic: Sleepy lapin (brown) @TCF (NEW!)

ionic: Winter tote bag (a) @TCF (NEW!)

{Concept} 05. Clever Coffee table @Kustom9 (NEW!)

.cosmic peaches.  – Open When You Miss Me

.cosmic peaches. – LeatherBound Photo Album – Brown

.cosmic peaches. – Love You Scattered Tiles

[ keke ] tea lights – big random

[ keke ] summer bottle – birdsong

[ keke ] summer bottle – silence

[ keke ] summer bottle – shade

[ keke ] summer bottle – breeze

[ keke ] summer bottle  – bliss

.:Bee Designs:.Dusk  set Gacha Vase

BUENO-Wood Wall Art -Light

{Concept} 06. Clever Lamp @Kustom9 (NEW!)

2. GA Home – Wicked Basket @Kustom9 (NEW!)

:HAIKEI: Save room for my love_gacha {2}

ChiMia:: Dry January Tally @The Gacha Garden (NEW!)

ChiMia:: Framed Quote @The Gacha Garden (NEW!)

6. GA – Savannah – Drawer @Kustom9 (NEW!)

Amala – Kathy Rug

:HAIKEI: Boring day gacha RARE (skybox)

Cora

Bento is now final and a big part of our SL lives. Many bento heads are available for all tastes and so are shapes. I understand shape makers used to be a thing in the old SL days, but it seems like it has come back to fashion again. Pumec made a new skin applier,  quite dark and a bit African one for the Lelutka bento head and she includes the shape. Pretty convenient if you’re bored and don’t want to experiment too much. You can adjust it of course but I figured I’d show you what it looks like without any personal modification.

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Hair is one of the new releases from Rezology this month. The choker can be found (I believe in 3 different colors) at the new round of Fameshed and the rest of the styling consists of older designs by Vinyl, Maitreya and Phedora. The pose is from Body Language from previous round of WLRP, for both bento and non bento hands users.

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That’s all for now folks. Have a nice day/night and I’ll see you all next time.

HEAD: .LeLutka. – Simone 2.0 (bento)

SKIN/SHAPE: [PUMEC] – CORA (NEW!)

EAR: [PUMEC] – Mesh Ears (gacha)

HAIR: rezology – Sky 290 (NEW!)

CHOKER: David Heather – Zima @Fameshed (NEW!)

KIMONO: Maitreya – Sabra Kimono

BRA: Vinyl – Bebe (group gift)

PANTIES: phedora – domna

POSE: BodyLanguage SLC SS POSE Bento – Fine Sand A (past WLRP) (slightly modified)

Flakes

As my lovely friend Chloë-Dakota mentioned in her blog post, one of the great things about photography is: Collaborations. It’s been so lovely spending time with her again, after so long. Last time we got together was for a picture for We Love Role-Play, but this time it’s On9’s turn.

Event has been open for a while now and if you still haven’t visited, I think you’re missing out. Grand Holiday Party is the theme of this round so you can imagine what lovely designs you’ll find there. Also, there are gifts. Join the On9 group for free and grab them.

For this post, Chloë and I decided to go with a look a little magical, a little fairytale-ish and very winter-y! The gown and fur wrap are from Me Sew Sexy and the Pose is from Pose it store. Both stores are event regulars that never disappoint. The crown is from the Annex for Winter Solstice which is about to end so you should hurry. Last but not least, as you’ve probably heard by now, Rezology has been updating all of their hairstyles for the last couple of months. They’re finally done! And they’re already releasing new ones. With the updates you get hairs that automatically fit your breast size plus bento fits! Also, they’re about to release a brand new female mesh head. You can read more information about the updates here.

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That’s all for now folks. Hope you have a great day/night and see you all soon.

PS: You have to check out Chloë’s version of this picture. It’s beautiful!

HEAD: CATWA – Dyana V4.10

HAIR: Rezology – Butterfly 127 (NEW!)

GOWN/FUR WRAP: *MSS* – Skadi @On9 (NEW!)

CROWN: The Annex – Pointsettia @Winter’s Solstice (NEW!) (ends December 19th)

POSE: Pose It – Glam Friends 2 @On9 (NEW!)

Orchidea

Posting at 3:30am! My own personal record. Needless to say I won’t be staying up for much longer. Only to share with you the new skin applier Pumec released for Fiore heads. Her name is Marina and she is gorgeous.

It is available in 4 different skin colors plus versions with freckles. You can try the demo now at the Whimsical event. The flowers on the head is the new, beautiful release of Evolove boutique for the Tres Chic event. Tattoo is from Speakeasy for the Coven event and last but not least, necklace is from Phedora for the Collabor88 event (comes with pasties).

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Have a lovely day/night everyone and see you all soon.

HEAD: Fiore – Contoured Mesh Head (2.1)

SKIN: [PUMEC] – Marina @Whimsical (NEW!)

MAKE-UP: ItGirls – Amber Applier (the skin applier includes make-up hud)

HAIR: Rezology – Voluminous Topknot

HAIR ACCESSORY: [evoLove] – Vintage Flower Head Piece @Tres Chic (NEW!)

NECKLACE: PHEDORA – Desdemona @Collabor88 (NEW!)

TATTOO: {Speakeasy} – Catnip Tattoo @The Coven (NEW!)

Noir & Rouge

I’m back from Paris and I feel pretty well. Thus the French title of this post. I also feel a bit out of shape. Has it happened to you? When you take a break from your normal routine and then having a hard time adjusting back to it? Anyways, it’s good to be back and I’ve missed this a lot.

Paris is a beautiful city. I would recommend it for sure but I would also advise you to bring a heavy wallet with you. I still haven’t gotten over the fact that a bottle of water costs 2,5€! Weather was great and I had a wonderful time overall. But, like almost every thing in life soon comes to an end and usually quicker than you’d wish for. Another fact about vacation; work never ends and pauses while you’re absent. I would have imagined other colleagues would have done my work for me while I was gone but nope, everything was still there, waiting for my return. I walked into a chaotic office yesterday and about 56 notices in SL. So let’s not waste any more time talking and do some business, shall we?

We love Roleplay opens tomorrow and as usual, brings you the best of the best. In this picture I’m featuring The Annex release, available in 3 colors and for your Maitreya and Slink mesh bodies. Necklace is also new from Kunglers beautiful and available in 5 different colors. Fur is from Coco, new at Fameshed and the pose is from Evolove’s Noir set which will be soon released at The Old Fair event.

That would be all for now. I hope everyone’s well and ready for this brand new month. Something tells me it’s going to be a busy one!

I’ll see you all next time! Be well and kind to one another.

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HEAD: CATWA – Dyana V4.10

SKIN: ItGirls – Cleo

EYES: ARISE – Love Eyes

HAIR: Rezology – Moonlight

NECKLACE: Kunglers – Sahara @WLRP (NEW!) (opens November 4th)

DRESS: The Annex – Finley @WLRP (NEW!) (opens November 4th)

FUR: COCO – Fur Bolero @Fameshed (NEW!)

POSE: [evoLove] – Noir 1 @The Old Fair (NEW!) (opens November 4th)

CIGARETTE: [ kunst ] – Cigarette & holder

Cookie

Cookie is a word that always sounded funny to my ears. Cookies are also delicious. I’ve been to London many times and if you have been as well, you’ve probably tasted the notorious Ben’s Cookies. That store on Oxford street in particular, probably remembers me still, after they sold out in one day. Last time I was there, I bought probably 100 of them and I came back to Greece giving those cookies to every person I know, simply because everyone has to taste them. I have been demanding for some Ben’s cookies from  Jules, since she’s in the UK, but my demand still hasn’t been fulfilled! I still have hope though! If you’re reading this and you’re British or live in the UK, please contact me for details and shipping info. He he…

The Annex participates in this round of Tres Chic with lingerie. It’s bras and panties, available for Slink, Belleza and Maitreya mesh bodies. There are four different textures for you to choose from, Cookie being the one I’m wearing in the picture. The socks are the exclusive item from Fri.Day for the Epiphany event and hair is from Rezology. Rezology will soon release mesh heads and I’m super excited about that. Last but not least, the skin applier is a new release from itGirls. Her name is Cleo, available for your Catwa heads only and she is gorgeous.

That would be all for now, see you all next time! Until then, be well and kind to one another.

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HEAD: CATWA – Kori

BODY: Maitreya – Lara V3.5

SKIN: itGirls – Cleo (NEW!) (available on MP too)

EYES: {S0NG} – Lovelee

HAIR: Rezology – Low Braided Pigtails

SOCKS: fri.day – Charity socks (exclusive) @The Epiphany (NEW!)

LINGERIE: The Annex – Jolie @Tres Chic (NEW!)

Relaxing at home…

Well I’m back after my week off and damn that week went so fast I can hardly believe it lol, I didn’t get done half of what I wanted to do but instead I did other things that have been lacking for the past few months,  shopping in real life, got myself a new phone, went out for lunches,  and lots of time relaxing catching up on tv shows, it’s been a great week.

I have missed my virtual life, blogging, my photography, seeing all the wonderful pictures on Flickr and Facebook and will be catching up with it all over the next day or two.  But a small blog to get me back into the swing of things, a picture of me relaxing in my new house, which is 75% decorated now woot, and what better way to relax but in the gorgeous sweater by Dead Dollz available at Uber, this is the type of clothes I love the best so I am excited for all the Autumn and Winter clothes coming out now.

Happy Monday everyone, it’s good to be back ♥

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BODY:  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5

HEAD:  CATWA HEAD Tumble V4.10

SKIN:  Bold & Beauty :: Megan – Tan. @ Uber (NEW)

EYES:  .ARISE. Star Eyes / Brown

HAIR:  rezology Flava

SWEATER:  Dead Dollz – Opal – Pink @ Uber (NEW)

SOCKS:  fri. – Susy.Socks Top (Cloud)

POSE:  Poseidon Coffee Female Pack 1

Poncho

Not much going on in my RL lately, nothing worth mentioning anyways, apart from the regular every day drama and stress, so let’s just move straight to the post, shall we?

Evolove is certainly one of my favorite stores on SL. They’re mostly known as an established poses store but they do have a boutique as well, where one can find apparel and decor just as unique and beautiful as their poses are. I have the privilege to be a part of their team for few months now, and oh my, what an amazing team it is. From the store owners to their blogger manager and the rest of their bloggers, they have all made me feel so welcomed and loved since day one. They’re quite productive too. Their creations can be found in several events at the moment, such as The Liaison Collaborative, Tres Chic, Expose and Pose Lover & Friends Event, where the pose in this picture is currently at and one of my personal favorites for sure. I’ve mentioned in previous posts how poses are a very important part of photography. From creating a mood to showcasing a certain style and making a good picture in general, poses are the first thing I always work on. As soon as I have that figured out I can work on styling and everything else.

You might have also noticed by now, how I love my mesh heads. I sort of have this expensive habit of collecting them and usually wear different one on each post, but lately, I have to admit, I can’t take Dyana off of me. This face is so darn cute and pretty I just love looking at it. So I think she’s going to stay with us for a little while. Hehe.

Hair is from Rezology. Another very productive store, which lately has been working on mesh heads as well. First mesh head was scheduled to be released very soon but right now all hairstyles are being updated so complexity levels can be lowered. That should take around a month to do, so new hairstyles and mesh heads will be postponed until November/December. You can read more about the updates on their Facebook page here. The glasses are from ROWNE‘s actress gacha, a common one and available in 3 colors, gloves are from Real Evil, quite old release but one of my favorites and the fur poncho is from IAF (I Am Fashion) store which can now be found in the marketplace only, since the in world store closed. Last but not least, the legwarmers are from Zenith and can be found at the new round of Tres Chic, which is amazing!

That would be all for now, be nice, be kind to one another and catch you all next time.

Have a good day/night everyone.

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HEAD: CATWA – Dyana V4.10

HAIR: Rezology – Butterfly 139

GLASSES: Rowne – Black Sunglass (gacha common)

PONCHO: IAF – Fur Poncho

GLOVES: RealEvil – Coraline Gloves

LEGWARMERS: Zenith – Vintage Lace Legwarmers @Tres Chic (NEW!)

POSE: [evoLove] – DWTD @Pose Lover & Friends Event (NEW!) (ends September 25th)

Purplicious

Is it me, or ever since Catwa released her new head, there are Megan Fox(es) all over SL? Well, I won’t be any different, as I happen to find Megan Fox is really a fox! This fact though, had me thinking a lot about originality on SL. How original can one be after all and for how long? Yes, the mesh heads/bodies/clothes are plenty but isn’t it a matter of time before someone wears it exactly the way you do or sometimes, even better? Frankly, I don’t see anything wrong with that. People can be inspired by everything and everyone and if I manage to inspire even one person only, my job is done. I’m happy with it.

Before I forget, the Makeover Room is about to close its doors. Event ends on the 25th so you still have time to go grab the goodies. All items in the event are discounted, until the event closes and they return to mainstore for normal price.

Also, Evolove participates in the Pose Lover & Friends Event with 3 “Dream” poses. Personally, I prefer working with unusual and unconventional poses, so Evolove is usually where I look first.

That’s all for today, hope you all have a great day!

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HEAD: CATWA – Tumble V4.9 (NEW!)

SKIN: amara beauty – Foxy (NEW!)

HAIR: rezology – Thunder

EYELINER: kosmetik – Eyeliner+Shadow.cat (NEW!)

LIPSTICK: Zibska – Ceara @TMR (NEW!) (ends August 25th)

POSE: [evoLove] –  Dream 3 @Pose Lover & Friends Event (NEW!) (ends August 28th)