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Photographed at Tukinowaguma main store.

Posted October 1, 2018 by Diana Myeong in Arts, Photographs

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Moonlight and Emeralds

Daronna Neris’tina in Emeralds 1

I love using Second Life as a platform for devising costumes for my fiction characters and making them come to life.  And it also gives me a chance to create some really good artwork in my photos!

This suite is of a woman who calls herself Daronna; she is in a pensive mood as she attempts to work out memories in the evening, following the day’s duties.  I tend to write my stores in fits and starts, and so I first began dressing Daronna several years ago, when system and flexi were still the norms in SL fashion, and Bliss Couture was a name to conjure with for many of us.  It was before tattoo makeup, however, and definitely before modern tattoo allowances — this makeup is in six layers!  (As I always attempt to do, I’ve listed the makeup in application order, beginning with the lowest level and building up.)

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J is for — JCNY

J is for JCNY

Though it’s still not something to be encouraged, I enjoy the ability to smoke with impunity in Second Life.  I don’t do so in RL by choice, but the ability to pose with a cigarette holder like in the Thirties movies is a good thing to me.  One of the nicest I own is this piece by JCNY, which I’m not finding in the Marketplace at the moment.

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The holder came in three lengths, and is menu-driven — you can set the color of the metal and the gems, and set bling on or off, as well as control the subtlety of the flash.  In these anti-bling times, it’s not something I use much of, but you never know.  The cigarette isn’t very realistic looking, but it’s compensated for by a well-shaped mouthpiece and a fairly subtle smoke coming from the cigarette’s tip.  It might pay to check at JCNY’s in-world store to see if they still carry these holders in stock.

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Lazy Sunday Afternoon

Lazy Sunday Afternoon

Partially lazy, that is.  I’m kicking back here, relaxing before the events Monday, when the cavern you see down and behind me there will have guests — the Holy Family.  It’s time for the Anglican Cathedral in Second Life’s annual Advent Posadas, when members of the parish host statues of Mary and Joseph as they make their way toward Bethlehem — or, in this case, the cathedral, where they will be on display throughout the twelve days of Christmas.

All are welcome to come visit the Holy Family; the statues will be staying overnight, and I’ll pass them on to the next host on Wednesday.  Watch this space, or my timelines on Plurk, Twitter, Google+ and Facebook for the coordinates, and the time of the actual handover to me on Monday, and the passing on Tuesday.  While people are there, until I need to go to RL work, there’ll be conversation (and beer) for all.

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