Ballsy

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I have taken a lot of photos in the last week. I mean, a lot, for me. Normally because work has me exhausted by the time I get home Monday through Friday, I rarely get into Second Life, so my weekends are catch up time for my blog. However, with two big events running right now – Vintage Fair and The Liaison Collaborative – I’ve been excited to shoot all of the beautiful items and have been pushing myself to go beyond the usual two or three photos I normally produce.

That being said, I still get a bit overwhelmed and sometimes resort to using my favourite location, rather than creating my own set. So yesterday, after having done three shoots already, I wandered over to Furillen to gather a bit of inspiration to soldier on.

Now, I hadn’t planned on using the billiard table when I arrived (in fact, someone else was there and leaning against it when I wandered into the room), but when he left, I scurried back down to claim my spot. I have done some serious (temporary) derendering in the room to create a more open space, but rest assured, all of Serene’s painstaking decorating will be there when I return.

This outfit just screams femininity. But one of the greatest attributes of any woman is to be able to combine her womanliness with a bit of the vamp. What says that more than an alluring pose on a billiard table? 😉

After the cut, I’ll give you a close-up of the hair, fascinator, necklace and bodice of the dress. They are definitely worth the extra look.

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Monkeying Around

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Here’s me, just monkeying around with some more fun and whimsical offerings from Cirque de Seraphim. To date, this event has raised $L518,881, which translates to just under US$2100 for the ASPCA. The event runs until November 26th, so if you haven’t been, please stop by to help out this worthy cause.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

*Outfit: .::Pink Sugah ::. .::PS::. Trapeze – Gold by Tara Asamoah (available at Cirque de Seraphim Nov. 6-26 Sim 1)
*Shoes: .::Pink Sugah ::. .::PS::. Wrapped – Cirque Pink By Tara (available at Cirque de Seraphim Nov. 6-26 Sim 1)
*Hair: [KoKoLoReS] Hair – Serendipity by Leyla Flux (available at Cirque de Seraphim Nov. 6-26 Sim 1)
Skin: [PXL] Creations [PXL] JADE NAT PetalPink MEB C2 (FR) by Hart Larsson
Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual (L) & Splayed (R) by Siddean Munro
Feet: Slink Mesh Feet (Av) High by Siddean Munro
Hand & Feet appliers:[PXL] Creations – [ PXL ] Slink Hand & Feet Appliers NAT by Hart Larsson
Eyes: Amacci Gaze Eyes – Ocean Blue by Carina Larsen
Lashes: Mon Cheri *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash by Freya Oliveri

*Cart: :*BoOgErS*: Circus Cart Color by Zen Zarco (available at Cirque de Seraphim Nov. 6-26 Sim 1)
*Cat: {Cat Circus~ Maru} set .::Cubic Cherry Kre-ations:.. by Kreao Kujisawa (available at Cirque de Seraphim Nov. 6-26 Sim 1)
*Crystal Ball: tarte. crystal ball by Alixxbella (available at Cirque de Seraphim Nov. 6-26 Sim 1)
*Juggling pins & hoops: Second Spaces – Big Top Backstage – juggler by Elle Kirshner (available at Cirque de Seraphim Nov. 6-26 Sim 2)
*Unicycle: tarte. repurposed unicycle by Alixxbella (available at Cirque de Seraphim Nov. 6-26 Sim 1)
*Stuffed Elephant: ~silentsparrow~ (Pink) Eli the Elephant Plush – Sitting (Display) by Hyasynth Tiramisu (available at Cirque de Seraphim Nov. 6-26 Sim 1)
*Flying Monkey: MadPea Productions MadPea Betty Baker Gacha by Rag Randt – gacha prize (available at Cirque de Seraphim Nov. 6-26 Sim 1)
*Monkey Ringmaster: MadPea Monkey Seraphim Blogger Box by Rag Randt (available at Cirque de Seraphim Nov. 6-26 Sim 1) – Yeah, this is the awesome “box” the blogger’s stuff came in!

*Pose: !bang – stand 449M by Luna Jubilee (available at Cirque de Seraphim Nov. 6-26 Sim 1)

The Tears of a Clown

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Now there’s some sad things known to man
But ain’t too much sadder than
the tears of a clown
When there’s no one around, oh yeah

Smokey Robinson – “The Tears Of A Clown”

Smokey sang about the loss of a love in this song, but these particular lyrics – and the clown’s tears – can apply equally to animals that are lost, abandoned or abused. In the United States, the ASPCA is the group that is tasked with the humane treatment and prevention of cruelty of animals. To benefit this organisation, Seraphim has put together a massive event that will run from November 6-26. Over 100 designers will come together with circus-themed items with donations going to the ASPCA.

You can check out the Cirque de Serpahim blog or Flickr page for a sneak-preview of some of the items that will be available. SLurls to the two (yes, two!) sims will be published there when the event opens and I’ll be adding them into my update posts on and after November 6.

Start saving your pennies for this event; you don’t want to be the one to make the clown cry.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

Top: -tres blah- -tb- C88 Tucked Tee (S) – Black by Juliette Westerburg
Necklace: Cae :: Promise :: Necklace by Caelan Hancroft
Ring: Cae :: Promise :: Ring by Caelan Hancroft
Tears: LaGyo_Matilda crystal tears by Gyorgyna Larnia
*Hair: [KoKoLoReS] Hair – Felicia by Leyla Flux (for Cirque de Seraphim Nov. 6-26)
Skin: [PXL] Creations [PXL] JADE NAT PetalPink MEB C2 (FR) by Hart Larsson
Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual (L) & Splayed (R) by Siddean Munro
Hand appliers:[PXL] Creations – [ PXL ] Slink Hand Appliers NAT by Hart Larsson
*Nail appliers: .Figure. The Clown Fingernails Slink HUD by Nittinha Aeon (for Cirque de Seraphim Nov. 6-26)
Eyes: Amacci Gaze Eyes – Ocean Blue by Carina Larsen
Lashes: Mon Cheri *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash by Freya Oliveri

Pose: Del May DM – Sigh by Del May

Photo taken using the LumiPro HUD by Stefan Buscaylet