Leather & Tweed In The Lost Town

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I hung out at Rwah’s place(s) this weekend. You remember Square Pegs in Round Holes, right? She and Jordy Zipdash have transformed it into The Lost Town, and there is still time to enter the photo competition. All you need to do is create a postcard, shot at The Lost Town and upload it to the Square Pegs the Pictures Flickr group by January 31. It is a juried contest, with the winner receiving 1000L, 2nd place winning 750L and third place gets 500L. So there’s no reason not to head over, snap some shots and enter!

When I got dressed, I realised The Lost Town would be a great place to shoot one of the latest releases from JfL Hats. I love the tweed, it fits snugly and fashionably and works wonderfully with leather and denim. I can’t quite decide if I seem more like a gunslinger in a ghost town (sans guns) or a wayward B actress lost on the back lot of a movie studio. Luckily, I only had to derender a few people who wandered into my shots; I guess I turned them into ghosts!

You might have noticed at the beginning I mentioned Rwah’s places…plural. She is working on another sim, which will be opening (hopefully) soon. It is an amazing build, very unique in character, and has that special touch that only Rwah can bring. Stay tuned for more info; I can’t say anything more right now or Rwah will beat me with her wet sock!

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

Vest: GizzA – Brooke – Draped Vest [Brown] by Giz Seorn
Jeans: Maitreya Zipper-Skinny Jeans * S #2 by Onyx LeShelle
*Hat: JfL Hats tweed hat beige by Johnfrancis Laville
Shoes: Eudora 3D Pinup Pumps by Eudora3D (available at Kustom9 Jan. 2015)
Earrings: Izzie’s Pearl Romance Jewelry by Izzie Button (available at The Liaison Collaborative January 2015)
Skin: -Glam Affair – Amberly II skin – America 07 D by aida Ewing
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V1.0 by Onyx LeShelle
Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual (L) & Splayed (R) by Siddean Munro
Feet: Slink Mesh Feet (Av) High by Siddean Munro
Hand & Feet appliers: -Glam Affair– Slink Hand & Feet Skin Appliers AD by aida Ewing
Eyes: [ MUDSKIN ]_Glass Eye_Blue3_w1 by Sopha Portal
Lashes: Mon Cheri *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash by Freya Oliveri

Pose: fri.day – fri. – monday.pose 1 by Darling Monday

Location: The Lost Town

Photo taken using the LumiPro HUD by Stefan Buscaylet

Trailer Trash Princess

1 Trailer Trash Princess

Sometimes she actually gets out…even if it means hanging out at the bus stop, waiting for a ride.

I shot this photo at my sister, Rwah‘s sim, square pegs in round holes. You may remember it from previous posts where I shot there, but it is nothing like it was before. From a desolate beach to a small, forgotten desert town, she has teamed with her friend, Jordy Zipdash to create this eerie, but oddly inviting location. She has reopened it to the public and will have a new Flickr group coming soon. I’ll link to the group when she gets it set up, because she is re-introducing square pegs with a juried photo contest! The contest will run through January 31, with the winner receiving 1000L, second place winning 750L and third receiving 500L.

There is no need to wait until the Flickr group is open to head over and start shooting, though. Edit: It’s open now! Rwah is generously allowing people to rez on the sim, if you need additional props or to set poseballs or lights, with a 30 minute auto-return. Please be polite and don’t overdo it on the props; the sim is fabulous as it is and it is always the best policy to pack out what you pack in and who needs a crowded Lost & Found folder, anyway? You no longer need to be a group member for rez privileges, a rarity for the ravenous location photographer.

If you stop by, make sure you say howdy to the folks; I’m sure they’re missing me by now.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

Dress: Baiastice_Sarah dress Tulle-Red by Sissy Pessoa
Shoes: ::HH:: Hucci Pinup Peep – Midnight by Eboni Khan
Necklace: EarthStones Diamond Blizzard Necklace by Abraxxa Anatine
Earrings: EarthStones Diamond Blizzard Earrings by Abraxxa Anatine
Hair: *ARGRACE* SAE – True Red by rika Oyen (New Release)
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V1.0 by Onyx LeShelle
Skin: -Glam Affair – Amberly II skin – America 13 C by aida Ewing (available at Kustom9 Dec. 2014)
Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual (L) & Splayed (R) by Siddean Munro
Feet: Slink Mesh Feet (Av) High by Siddean Munro
Hand & Feet appliers: -Glam Affair– Slink Hand & Feet Skin Appliers AD by aida Ewing
Eyes: [ MUDSKIN ]_Glass Eye_Blue3_w1 by Sopha Portal (available at Kustom9 Dec. 2014)
Lashes: Mon Cheri *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash by Freya Oliveri

Pose: oOo Studio surface_seven by Olaenka Chesnokov

Location: square pegs in round holes

Photo taken using the LumiPro HUD by Stefan Buscaylet

Bye, Bye tulip.

1 Bye Bye Tulip

When a person first arrives in Second Life, it can be a challenge to find quality designers, unless you have an experienced resident to help guide you. My “experienced guide” had been in SL about a week before I managed to get dragged off the island, so while she was quite helpful at teaching me the basics, such as inventory, teleporting, movement controls and how to actually get dressed, she lacked the expertise to help me find high-calibre clothes. Of course, this is the same person who introduced me to the perils of prim boobs, so I don’t know why I would expect her to know where to shop!

I struggled with freebies, hunts and a few cheapie X Street designers at first (yes, way back before it was Marketplace). But somewhere along the line – actually, probably through doing a hunt – I stumbled upon tulip., a bastion of feminine clothing and good taste. It really was one of the first stores where I shopped and suddenly realised there was more to dressing in Second Life than donning slut wear.

Those who know me realise I’m a fatpack whore, but I usually at least vacillate before I make the purchase. But over the past four-plus years I have been a regular shopper of tulip., I don’t even think about it; I just bite the bullet and buy the fatpack.

So when I heard that tulip. is closing its doors, I was sad. With 50% off everything, I rushed over and as I suspected, there was little in the store that couldn’t already be found in my inventory. I wish Minami Susanowa, the creator, all the best and I hope she knows how many smiles she has put on my face during her tenure in Second Life. May all of your dreams come true, and thank you for sharing your creativity with the rest of us for so long.

I also wanted to announce that Rwah has officially opened her sim, square pegs in round holes, to the public! I took this photo there and I encourage all of you to visit. Here is a little information that Rwah has passed on to the folks who stop by:

Welcome to Square Pegs in Round Holes, Kashmir Dreams!

Please take a moment and read some general rules.

* This is a Moderate sim. Act accordingly.

* Be respectful towards others and those who live here and don’t eat all the cookies.

* Help us to reduce the lag…please no heavy scripted items. Don’t make us become the script police but be responsible.

* If you want the right to rezz, then please contact me (Rwah Resident) for an invite to the group. Sadly I can not make it an open group because already we have suffered our first spammers.

* Suggested Windlight: Bryn Oh’s Immersiva Grey Dust (Moody) or Bree’s appleblossom (happy sunny day).

* For the photographers, please join the group ‘Square Pegs in Round Holes’ on Flickr

https://www.flickr.com/groups/2696893@N20/

More information can be found in the ‘Church’. (the first building you come across)

Enjoy your stay!

Rwah

I took advantage of being in the group to rez several items in one of the buildings to shoot this photo. She is being very generous to group members, so if you love the location (like I do) but want to add your own touch, contact Rwah for membership, rez your pretties, take your photos and be a good little housekeeper and clean up after yourself. To be honest, most of the areas she has set up need no embellishment. Rwah is truly a wonder at creating a scene. And yes, you can take that however you want, Rwah 😉

So one door closes – the 50% off sale at tulip. continues until the store closes on October 10 – and another one opens. It’s really easier than you think to be a square peg in a round hole.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

Top: tulip. Geo Cut Tank S – Off White by Minami Susanowa
Skirt: tulip. Twilight Maxi Skirt (Coal – S) by Minami Susanowa
Necklace: Cae :: Promise :: Necklace by Caelan Hancroft
Earrings: Cae :: Promise :: Earrings by Caelan Hancroft
Ring: Cae :: Promise :: Ring by Caelan Hancroft
Hair: tulip. Ashley by Minami Susanowa
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) Mid 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

Bed: Kuro – Anfisa bed *Adult* by Luana Dawg
Rug: *Y’s HOUSE* Rug_Linen003(MUJI)_a by yacchan Clip
Boxes: *Y’s HOUSE* [Display] Leather box01(natural)_OMAKE02_5prim by yacchan Clip
Bedside table: [kusshon] singapore side table, trans lp 6 by Beolas Whitfield
Shoes: Cleo Design Shoes by Cleom Bailey
Cabinet: Scarlet Creative Meribel Cabinet by Charlotte Bartlett
Lamp: Apple Fall AF Dolly Lamp by Apple Fall
Picture on cabinet: Zaara [home] : 19 Vintage frame *square* by Zaara Kohime
Picture above window: Apple Fall AF Gilt Frame (Portrait) by Apple Fall
Build: +sanctuaire+ Sans Souci Cottage by Scout Eberhardt

Pose: Di’s Opera – Feminine Line 1 – 5 by Di Hoorenbeek

Location: square pegs in round holes

Photo taken using the LumiPro HUD by Stefan Buscaylet