When I was a child I was terrified of the tooth-fairy — and of fairies in general actually. I remember other children dressing up as fairy princesses for Halloween, and all I could think of was how deceived they all were! Fairies were horrible, malevolent creatures that stole your teeth and made you stay a child forever! (Wasn’t that what Tinkerbell did to Peter Pan?!) I could certainly think of nothing worse!
In fact, my fear of fairies never really went away until I became an adult. And interestingly enough… it turned from fear to something akin to a malevolent dislike. I saw them as creatures of deceit and even in lore, they really are.
In traditional Irish Lore, the word “Faerie” comes from the word “fay,” which is related directly to the Fates — and some believed they were women who influenced and overlooked the births and lives of men… and not always in very nice ways (obviously). Those who upset the fair folk, were said to be doomed to suffer eternal bad luck unless they made it right by the fairy they had had the misfortune of angering.
But fairies, of course, come in many shapes and sizes… and can be good or evil (though even both the good and the bad can be equally capricious according to ancient lore) and in the traditional lore all fairies were very powerful.
So is it any great surprise, that so many in Second life would wish to recreate the magical look of the fair folk for themselves? I think not! And this week, I give you a chance to do it without having to steal from the winged ones themselves!
The first thing you need is the outfit I am wearing. Because no self-respecting Queen of the Fairies would be caught without first-rate attire! So head to ~Soedara! Once there, join the group (don’t worry it’s FREE) and look for the teleport to the gift area.
There are actually quite a few very nice gifts in ~Soedara!‘s FREE area, but the one I picked up for my look in these pictures is called the Precious Haifa Silk. When you enter the FREE area, you’ll find the gifts in Vendors. You must wear the ~Soedara! group tag to get the vendors to work. You do have to pay the vendors 1L to get your items, but they will immediately refund your 1L back to you — thus making your item a FREE gift. You may find yourself there for a while going through all the choices! There are many beautiful gifts to be had!
The second thing you need is this fabulous rigged mesh gift hair from rezology called Save the Queen. It is a steal that even Queen Mab will approve of for the sweet price of only 1L on the Market Place and comes with a fully customizable hud that lets you tint the hair first with a base color and from there even further with a secondary tint to get the hair your perfect shade. It’s the first hair hud of this kind I’ve seen and I was very impressed with the way it worked (and the control it gave me over the colors I could achieve!).
And if a picture is worth a thousand words and the eyes are the window to the soul… then your last stop should definitely be New Faces skin store for their FREE gifts. New Faces seems to be a secret saved among friends and it’s one worth sharing. The group is FREE to join and there are currently three FREE group gifts available. I am wearing their current gift skin called Lorna as well as this beautiful eye make-up called Erotica (there are several shades in the make up pack but I chose blue) and both are currently up in the store as FREE gifts. She has all the appliers you need if you use mesh bodies and attachments and at very reasonable prices.
One of the things that really impresses me about New Faces is the detail put into the realism of the skins. These are not “Barbie Doll” skins. Though her line is still small compared to some of the larger more well known designers, she has a couple of ethnic skins available, and many of her skins feature (purposeful) ‘flaws’ such as moles or irregularities on the bodies (such as tiny vein markings and/or bone shadows). There are other realistic details on the bodies that are just too many too mention.
I spoke to the designer myself a few months ago (long before I was a FabFree blogger for her to have any reason to treat me as just another customer) and she mentioned that she is considering a men’s line at some point in the future (so cross your fingers gentlemen!). I can’t say enough about her with regards to customer service and courtesy. Hands down she was helpful, polite, and personable. And there were others in the store, and I watched her treat each of them with the same courtesy. I look for this lady to be up and coming!
Astrid (Portia Swords) got this magical look by wearing…
Skin – New Faces Lorna (Free Group Gift/0L to Join)
Make Up – New Faces Erotica Make-up (Free Group Gift/0L to Join)
Eyes – Ikon Hope Eyes – Starfall
Hair – rezology Save the Queen (RIGGED mesh hair) (Gift) (1L on the Marketplace)
Hands and Feet – Slink
Silks – ~Soedara~ Precious Haifa Silk (Free Group Gift/0L to Join)
Wings – Faeline Fairy Wings – Sachiko (snow)
Poses by !Bang
First, the decor!
-- 18 single and eight couple animations
BASKET o' SILVERWARE
PEACH CAKE (below)
CHEESE WHEEL (below)
dust bunny. @ Summer 2015 Seasons Story! - [Summer Picnic gacha; 50L per play]
-- The Seasons Story opens on JULY 10th; mark your calendars!
ROLLCAM: O.M.E.N. [June 2015 Arcade item]
BOOKS: [zerkalo] - [Love Nest (Vintage) gacha; 50L per play]
LOVE LETTERS: NOMAD [Amore gacha; 75L per play]
[zerkalo] @ faMESHed!
CAR: <Total - Destruction>
GRASS: Skye Studio
SKIN: [theSkinnery] / Meysha / Ebony
-- Visit HERE to read about the Venus update (which, by the way, includes two additional shapes - Isis and Freda)!
TOP: *BOOM* / Athena Top / Cloud
Qopi (standing pose)
Summer time in SL is never ending if you want it to be, and with a beautiful bikini from FORZE I definitely do. This gorgeous feminine swimsuit will be available at a discounted price of 125L at My Slink Obsession when it opens on the 5th July. I am thrilled with how well this bikini fits with my Physique body no adjustments required, but that’s not all .. take a look at the pictures to see more about this fantastic bargain.
The Bolero bikini comes with a hud giving you a huge range of color choices PLUS you can color the top and bottom pieces of your bikini independently if you like. With a range of light summery shades plus a couple of dramatic darker ones – navy, black and scarlet red you have a sweet sexy swimsuit to suit any occasion.
Top to toe I am covered in a beautiful skin from YS & YS, I am loving how soft it looks with my Slink Visage. I will be wearing this skin in more of My Slink Obsession posts over the next little while so you will get to see more of the options available, meanwhile here’s a photo of the hud too so you can get a real appreciation of how you can personalize your look .
Also I wanted to show off my manicure but was foiled by the poses in my fantastic beach towel I picked up as part of this week’s FLF , so here’s a closer look at the 2 for 1 manicure hud from A.S.S also due to be available when MSO opens.
My Slink Obsession opens on the 5th July so not long to wait now, I will add the SLurl to this post after it opens, so get ready to get Slinky! Meanwhile you can take a look at the main blog for MSO: http://myslinkobsession.wordpress.com/
SLurl to MSO: to be added after opening
Skin: *YS&YS* RAMONA Tone 03 Slink Visage Applier V2.0 ( @ My Slink Obsession)
Body: Slink Visage Mesh Head – Emma V2.1
Slink Physique Mesh Body V2.3.1
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.1 – Casual
Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet High V2.1
Hair: * SHAWNA* , .:EMO-tions:.
Eyes:Hope Eyes – Green , IKON
Clothing: Bolero Bikini ,(for Slink Physique) -FORZE- ( @ My Slink Obsession)
Makeup: courtesy of the Ramona visage applier, *YS&YS*
A:S:S – Slink V2 nails – Beach party 1 ( @ My Slink Obsession)
Pose Prop: Sunning, oOo Studio
Independence Day. It’s not just about food, fun and fireworks. This summer holiday is about freedom and the high costs of having it. For me celebrating the 4th of July is about giving thanks to those who served and are currently serving to allow me to have the freedom to post this blog without censorship. It’s about the freedom of speech, and the freedom to be the person I want to be. So in this second entry for my Azul Portfolio as part of the Miss Azul 2015 competition, I salute those who have fought and died to give me the freedom to be able to be a part of this competition. I’ve chosen to use two different “Licca” outfits. The beautiful corset dress has ribbons that tie on top of the shoulders as well as up the back, and the skirt is composed of beautiful roses with sheer tulle. It also comes with a mini top-hat adorned with the same roses. For my look the Corset is from the Sapphire and the hat/skirt are from the garnet. Happy Independence Day to all.
▬ -AZUL- on SL: http://bit.ly/AZULMainStore
▬ -AZUL- on SL Marketplace: http://bit.ly/AZULonSLMarketplace
▬ -AZUL- on Facebook: http://bit.ly/AZULonFacebook
▬ -AZUL- on Flickr [Releases]: http://bit.ly/AZULReleasesOnFlickr
Dress: -AZUL- : Licca Dress in Sapphire and Garnet pieced together
Shoes: Glitz – July Group Gift
Hair: Exile – Kissing Strangers in Blondes
Ring: Finesmith – Indonesia Ring 4th of July Gift 2014
Bracelets: Chop Zuey – Always True Mixed Bangles
Earthstones – Bangle Set Red/White/Blue
Necklace: Chop Zuey – Sweet Freedom 4th of July Set
Eye Makeup: Agnes Finney – 4th of July Eyeshadow Gift (no longer available in SL)
Lipstick: Madrid Solo – Bubble Gloss Light Red Mat
Poses: Lybra – Special Sale Poses
Sparkler: Maker unknown – 4th of July Sparkler Red, White and blue
Filed under: AzulPortfolio, Fashion, MV-SL-Fashion, SL Fashion, Virtual Fashion Feed Tagged: Azul, AzulPortfolio, chopzuey, couture, Exile, Fashion, female, Finesmith, metavirtual, model, outdoor, roses, secondlife, showgirl, SL, SL fashion, Virtual Fashion Feed
There will be a fantastic art photo exhibit opening July 5th, at 2 pm at the Virtual Chelsea Hotel Gallery 23. His latest exhibit is entitled “Eclectic Life of a Model”. Hope to see you there!
About the artist, Johannes1977 Resident:
Real life and current United States Marine Corps Officer, who did two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
While deployed in the war zones, I would take photos to show my view of the wars and the scenery. I love black and white photography, mixed with sepia and vintage tones in order to channel a vintage look.
I currently have a show at The Rose Art Gallery which is titled “Scenes From a War”.
The Rose Art Gallery
My personal gallery – Epic Chromatic
Dreams at the SL 2012 Birthday Celebrations
The Roxeter Gallery:
StarZ Art Corner:
I created the “Postcards From BayCity Collection” for the Bay City Celebrations. Contact for this project is Marianne McCann
Your limo to the exhibit…
Categories: Country Landscapes, Forests, Mystical Places, Park Areas
Hair: Lamb ~True Love Waits
Necklace: RealEvil Industries ~ ReVoX Sinful
Bracelets: Mandala ~7Luck Bracelet
❤ Gag: HopScotch ~Animal Gag/Pig
❤ Nose Piercing: Punch ~Diamond Nose Stud
❤ Something New ~Complete Surrender
(His) Eternal Dream Pose ~Debut 07
(Her) X X Y poses ~ Pin Up 6
❤ Something New ~Passions
Lucky Serrari has blogged the NoName male group gift HERE. Take a peek, it's a great post!