*Just BECAUSE* · fri.day · iheartslfeed · The Liaison Collaborative · [keke]

Far Too Long

It has been a while and I want to apologise for not blogging sooner. Sometimes health issues – injury, illness – get in the way, and what I thought was going to be a short break turned into something much longer than I hoped. To those of you who read my blog, thank you for peeking back in. For the marvelous designers and events I am blessed to blog for I thank you for your patience. I will do my very best to create posts that make you proud.

I have three posts ready to go, but since I have been sitting way longer than I should already, I’m going to keep this short and sweet. Please check the credits for the lovely things I am so proud to show you. Some of these are for events that end relatively soon, so please pay special attention to those deadlines.

And with that, I bring to an end my first post in much too long.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
*Top: JustBECAUSE~Luma Tube Top~FatPack~Lara by Annie Melson (available at Collabor88 June 2017)
*Shorts: JustBECAUSE~Kelsie Shorts~FatPack~Lara by Annie Melson (available at Collabor88 June 2017)
*Shoes: fri.day – Gail Sandals (Scarlet) by Darling Monday (available at Kustom9 June 2017)
Hair: +elua+ Skye Hair_Red left[unrigged] by Miu Edman (available at Kustom9 June 2017)
*Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Lona v2.12 by Catwa Clip
Mesh body, hands and feet: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle
*Mesh head applier: *Birth* 3rd Gen ‘Freya’ Catwa (Catya_bento) Applier – 03. Tone by Silent Alchemi
*Mesh body applier: *Birth* 3rd Gen Maitreya Body Skin Applier – 03. Tone v1.0 by Silent Alchemi
*Freckles: .::Nanika::. KIRA Freckles by sDEVAs

*Dragonflies: [ keke ] even dragonflies dream . turquoise by Kean Kelly (from Deco(c)rate June 2017)
Beach: Studio Skye Beach Building Set by Alex Bader
*Mat/pose: Le Poppycock *Stay Cool* Sunkissed by Olivia Lalonde (available at The Liaison Collaborative through June 30)

Bish Box · fri.day · iheartslfeed · Salt & Pepper

Armed Only With A Killer Pair Of Heels

It is a common fear for women (and some men) to find themselves alone in a parking garage, especially after dark. And when an eerie glow emanates from the distance, you can feel your heart rate increase even more. It’s not the kind of thrill I enjoy.

Finding a great dress and an awesome pair of shoes, however, is right up my alley. The dress from Salt & Pepper from the April edition of BishBox is just fabulous. With a short, flirty skirt and a wide, wide, studded belt, it is simply divine. And nobody does heels with socks better than Darling Monday of fri.day. This particular pair is a Maitreya exclusive from Kustom9 and comes in several lovely shades.

I guess when venturing into the unknown you could do worse than being armed only with a killer pair of heels.

*Dress: Salt & Pepper S&P dress Runa Lara by xxSaltandPepperxx (from BishBox April 2017)
*Shoes & socks: fri.day – Stella Sandals (Blush) by Darling Monday (available at Kustom9 April 2017)
*Hair: Doe: Anna by Helyanwe Vindaloo (from BishBox April 2017)
*Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Lona v2.12 by Catwa Clip
Mesh body, hands and feet: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle
*Mesh head applier: *Birth* 3rd Gen ‘Freya’ Catwa (Catya_bento) Applier – 03. Tone by Silent Alchemi
*Mesh body applier: *Birth* 3rd Gen Maitreya Body Skin Applier – 03. Tone v1.0 by Silent Alchemi
*Freckles: .::Nanika::. KIRA Freckles by sDEVAs

*Pose: an lar [poses] The Rainfall Series – Two by Katya Valeska (available at The Liaison Collaborative through April 30)
Location: Furillen City

fri.day · iheartslfeed

Planning Her Escape

Pose Fair 2017 has opened today and this is the opportunity every photographer should be taking to find the poses that make every picture shine. This event showcases not only the known posemakers in Second Life, but is a chance to discover some exceedingly talented newcomers – or new-to-you creators.

Every year I seem to find at least one posemaker I wasn’t familiar with, and that holds true for this year, as well. Artis is a brand I hadn’t heard of before, but Tamara Artis creates beautifully natural yet seductive poses. One of her Pose Fair Exclusives is “Caged.” While the concept of using a cage for poses isn’t new, what I love about this set is the feeling that each pose brings of a caged animal, resigned to being imprisoned, yet the hope of release is apparent. You just know that if the door is opened the creature will quickly flee her captivity. Lovely poses, and while I didn’t use it myself, Tamara provides a shape that is designed to work best with the pose prop. I noticed this in some of her other work, so I will definitely try one out.

The angle I shot from also helps to highlight the beautiful Rita sandals from fri.day at the current round of Collabor88. I really loved this round, as can be seen from the credits, and these shoes come in a very springy pallete that will work well through the next two seasons. They are very pretty and delicate, yet have enough of a heel to act as a weapon, if needed, during her daring escape.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
Bra: erratic / celeste – brassiere / sky (maitreya) by Erratic Rain (available at Collabor88 April 2017)
Panties: erratic / celeste – knickers / sky (maitreya) by Erratic Rain (available at Collabor88 April 2017)
Suspender: erratic / celeste – suspender / sky (maitreya) by Erratic Rain (available at Collabor88 April 2017)
Stockings: erratic / celeste – stockings / sky (maitreya) by Erratic Rain (available at Collabor88 April 2017)
*Shoes: fri.day – Rita Sandals (Powder) by Darling Monday (available at Collabor88 April 2017)
Hair: [monso] My Hair – Jisu /Red by Morphine Janick (available at Collabor88 April 2017)
*Eye makeup: *Birth* 3rd Gen Catwa Eye Makeup – Stars – Set 4 by Silent Alchemi (available at The Liaison Collaborative through April 30)
*Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Lona v2.12 by Catwa Clip
Mesh body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Mesh hands: VISTA PROHANDS FEM V.2FINAL by VistaMesh
*Mesh head applier: *Birth* 3rd Gen ‘Freya’ Catwa (Catya_bento) Applier – 03. Tone by Silent Alchemi
*Mesh body applier: *Birth* 3rd Gen Maitreya Body Skin Applier – 03. Tone v1.0 by Silent Alchemi
*Freckles: .::Nanika::. KIRA Freckles by sDEVAs

*Cage/pose: Artis – Caged by Tamara Artis (Pose Fair 2017 Exclusive through April 29)
Photo taken using LUMIPro 2017 by Stefan Buscaylet