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Posted December 9, 2017 by Jem Sternhall in Arts, Photographs

Black Friday Goodies   Leave a comment

very quick note today to mention a few of the Black Friday sales.  When I went into Glitter, I found these two dresses at a fantastic price, and for once I persuaded Harper to pose with me instead of me with her.  In addition, Vanity Hair is also half off through Monday, so go and check Tabitha’s stuff out!

(Why are we in gold skin? Harper was dressed as her cyborg singer, Ariel Sherman, while she’s cleaning out some inventory and old outfits, so I changed to Ariel’s daughter, Zana, to go along with her and make things easier for her. Harper will need to tell you one day the full story behind Ariel, her husband Adam, her daughter Zana, and their family friend, Dara Furtano-Fa, all of them cyborgs.)

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Both of us wear:

  • Head: Akeruka Bento (me in Vanessa, Harper in Elen)
  • Body: Maitreya Lara 4.1
  • Hands: Vista ProHands
  • Skin: Fallen Gods Pure (Gold)
  • Eyes: NeurolaB Cyber Eyes EX-5

I (as Zana) wear:

  • Hair: Vanity Hair Glittering Highs
  • Gown: Glitter Infatuation (Ruby; skirt includes applier)
  • Boots: KC Couture Xandra
  • Jewelry: Mandala Haramita suite (choker, bangles and earrings)
  • Makeup:
    • Eyeshadow: Zibska Maiara (Omega, slot 3)
    • Blush: Zibska Saba (Omega, slot 9)
    • Lipstick: .kosmetik Lustre Lipstick.runway (Omega, slot 12)
    • Nails: .kosmetik Gel Nails.aspire (Vista, slot 1)

Harper (as Ariel) wears:

  • Hair: Tameless Maeve
  • Gown: Glitter Majestic (Teal)
  • Shoes: KC Couture Gabriella
  • Jewelry: GeWunjo Samira suite (necklace, bracelets and earrings); Chop Zuey Lala in Love wedding suite
  • Makeup:
    • Eyeshadow: Zibska Adrie (Omega, slot 2)
    • Lipstick: Zibska Innes (Omega, slot 11)
    • Blush: Zibska Saba (Omega, slot 1)
    • Lashes: FATElashes 2 with system lashes

Nights in White Satin   Leave a comment

Note: lots of graphics beyond the break, but worth it

Nights in white satin
Never reaching the end
Letters I’ve written
Never meaning to send Read the rest of this entry »

Hallowe’en 2017 — Seeking a Pleasurable Night   Leave a comment

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I’m wearing:

  • Head: Akeruka Monika 2.5 Bento
  • Body and feet: Maitreya Lara 4.1
  • Skin: Fallen Gods Pure (Ivory)
  • Eyes: IKON Sovereign eyes (Quicksilver)
  • Hair: Violator Rien ne va plus hair (Platinum)
  • Outfit and boots: r2 kanna (purchased as separates at Collabor88)
  • Jewelry: Mandala Haramita suite (earrings, bangles, necklace and choker)
  • Gloves: L’Emporio Long Bento Gloves
  • All makeup by Zibska

Photographed in Sindaria (RedRum region)

A Beautiful Morning   1 comment

It’s a beautiful mornin’
I think I’ll go outside a while,
An’ just smile.
Just take in some clean fresh air, boy
Ain’t no sense in stayin’ inside
If the weather’s fine and you got the time.
It’s your chance to wake up and plan another brand new day ….

— “A Beautiful Morning,” by Edward Brigati and Felix Cavaliere

We’ve actually managed to get a lot done this week, and so I rewarded myself with a side trip.  I did a little shopping at the Liaison Collaborative, then went up the stairs to the other, “non-affiliated” areas (shall we call them), and found some nice spots to shoot in while I’m wearing this dress.  I really love Baiastice; in fact, I went to the main store (“Horrors!  You shopped at the main store???“) the other day, and spotted a bunch of things that I’ll snaffle up when I get a chance.  Even lots of the “classic” Standard Sizing items will still work on a mesh body.

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Sugar Pop!   Leave a comment

I discovered this exhibition at LEA9 while searching for a place to pose.  This area, put together by Suzen JeweL, shows ideas from her creativity, including song lines engraved into the ground at several spots.  It’s colorful, and surreal enough to fit the costume I’m modeling.

I don’t know what this says about me, but I love a lot of the vinyl goodies from r2, which I usually pick up at Collabor88.  Harper and I chose r2 when we started putting together the look for Caja, one of her story characters.  I gotta say I’ve fallen in love with Caja’s half-alien, half-elegant, half-demonic style.  (Wait, that’s 150%, isn’t it?  LOL)

This outfit comes from the current Collabor88.  I left off the boots that come with it, though, because Caja likes ultra-platform heels, and the boots made for the suit (separate purchase) weren’t tall enough.  Lucky for me, there’s other shoe stores who’ve got sole, and these boots from Moda were in my Inventory.

I’d also like to find more places — any places, really — who are making new “extreme” hair.  Fortunately, Griddie’s hair from several years ago is still on the Marketplace, and this Lily hairstyle from my first time in front of the camera had a platinum shade.

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I’m wearing:

  • Head: Akeruka Monika 2.5 (Bento)
  • Body and feet: Maitreya Lara 4.1
  • Skin:  Fallen Gods Pure Ivory (various appliers)
  • Hands: Vista ProHands 2
  • Nails: Formanails Stiletto nails
  • Eyes: IKON Sovereign eyes (Quicksilver)
  • Hair: Gesamtkunstwerk “Griddie” Lily (Platinum)
  • Outfit r2 kyo (style A, red) (Maitreya only) (Collabor88)
  • Boots: Moda Roxanne
  • Jewelry:
    • Mandala Tensei suite (cuffs, ear cuffs, hand chains, rings, choker, necklace and tikka headdress)
    • shanghai Gode suite (earrings and headdress) (Ocean; stiff gacha)
  • Makeup:
    • Eyeshadow: Unknown, but several Zibska possibilities
    • Lashes: SlackGirl AKLa-A01 tintable lashes (Akeruka)
    • Lipstick: Zibska Callisto (Omega) (slot 4)

Photographed in LEA9

My Own Home   Leave a comment

I finally feel comfortable enough that I’ve gone ahead and took out a rental house, at a place called Footprints In the Sand.  Hanging out at Harper’s island is nice, and she’s told me I’m welcome to come back any time; but one longs for a place of your own, your own “plot o’ ground,” so to speak, even if you’re renting it.

More about my new house on the next page

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