Thursday, February 20, 2014

Welcome to a new world!

Today marks a first post in a shift for me,  personally and as an SL photographer/blogger and I am so excited to share it with you.

For about five weeks now I have been attending Visionaire Institute inside of SL. Visionaire has been teaching me and other students in class the best practices when it comes to photography in SL. Now, it's NOT all technical either, its about finding your personal style, connecting with what you love and finding your passion. Five weeks into this journey, my path is starting to develop and I know my path is different than the others in class, as well as other photographers I admire and respect deeply. This is all OK! I can be different, I can do photos the way I want as long as it is MY PASSION, no one else's.

I also realized that there is a HUGE difference between the photos I complete for blogging and the photos I create for personal use or pleasure. Through discussions in class, I realized that I viewed taking photos for blogging my sponsors creations as more of an obligation than a passion. Don't get me wrong I LOVE blogging, absolutely LOVE it! However, I need to step back and allow my passion and blogging come together. How is this done?

Someone said to me that they do not blog if there is a time limit or deadline because it doesn't allow them creativity for the items to be blogged. *LIGHTBULB MOMENT* We all agree that blogging should be about portraying the items blogged in a manner that everyone wants to buy them, correct? Well in order to do that I have to pour a little of myself and my passion in every blog post for my sponsors. Otherwise I am not doing them any favors and blogging just becomes about getting free clothes and posting pics. That isn't what blogging is about and shame on you if that is what you feel it is about!

Anyway, so my classes at Visionaire have allowed certain things to surface about my personal photography....I am a romantic, love to have a story told, need to capture a feeling/emotion, and I love purple (lol this we know is my fav color). When I originally applied to become a student, I walked in telling them that I was much better at landscapes than people, and that still holds true. In time, and with practice I am going to master portraits and photography that deals with people. Another thing that has surfaced is my love for interior design. Funny how that happened, but my very first job in SL was as an interior designer. Before all the rez boxes with full "rooms-to-go", you had to furnish your own place, so I joined an upper scale skybox rental company and was the interior designer to the tenants. Even my own SL home now, lol landscaping is HORRIBLE...atrocious but the inside...perfection to every detail (even the coffee cups on the table).

With all of this said....I am going back to my roots! Back to the fundamentals that I have a passion for. Yes, I have left some of my fashion blogging behind but that doesn't mean that the sponsors aren't great creators. It pains me to leave some of my sponsors but I cannot continue the "mass production/assembly line" mode for my blogging. I want to create wonderful pictures that complement and show off the items that I choose to wear.

My first project is the following photo......I have become addicted to the group and magazine "Love to Decorate", so I visited their sim and just fell in love with everything. Started snapping some raw photos and then began to play with photoshop actions. The picture isn't perfect, but it's a start and I am pretty sure that you will sense a feeling of difference between this one photo and my previous blog photos. The style card follows the picture and please feel free to comment!

EYES: IKON Spectral Eyes
HAIR: ^;^CaTwA^;^ Mesh Julia 
Blacklace Beauty Summer Eyes
Blacklace Beauty Candy Lips

SHIRT: Zaara : shyla blouse *moss*
CAPRIS: Yve Belt (Pelvis) /plain darkblue by LeeZu!

JEWELRY: Lazuri Tres Chic Set  

I custom made this pose myself

Fall Sim (home of Love To Decorate)

If you'd like to see the "before" raw shot as well as the shot above in higher resolution, please visit my flicker by clicking here.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

♥♥♥♥ K.V. VALENTINE'S DAY 2014 ♥♥♥♥

♥♥♥♥ K.V. VALENTINE'S DAY 2014 ♥♥♥♥

Each designer will create 2 exclusive items on “Valentine’s Day” Theme.

They will hide your items in 2 Hearts: they will hide one Heart in their mainstore and the other in KV Sim.

The Hearts will sell from 0 to 5L.

Follow the KV Website to read the Hints and to look the pictures:

NAILS : HallNail 1  -Fingernails Slink Slink Valentine's Day - Hunt  (KV Exclusive)

LINGERIE: D.A. Lingerie Valentine's Day Hunt (KV Exclusive)

EARRINGS & NECKLACE:  : Amorous : Heilig 

KaTink - Round Sofa

If you'd like to see the photos at a higher resolution, please visit my FLICKR page.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

K.V. Shopping Way :)

These are some of the items in KV Valentine's Day 2014 - Shopping Way. You can watch all items and their prices here:

This outfit was fun to put together, with little to no adjusting of pieces at all....and for me, the least amount of adjusting, the better. The jacket comes with the scarf attached, and the clutch and hat are also paired with this ensemble. Enjoy!

HAIR: TuTy's_LIMBO_Wet look hair 
NAILS : HallNail 2 Fingernails Slink Valentine's Day -Fingernails (KV Exclusive)
MAKEUP: .:Glamorize:. Lumina Lips 

SHIRT: Nyte'N'Day - Hike Tank 
PANTS: :::Sn@tch Classic Trouser
JACKET: YK - Rina Red & Leopard Coat  (KV Exclusive)
SHOES: [Gos] Bordello - Dita 

EARRINGS: Beloved Jewelry : Sweetheart Earrings  (KV Exclusive)
SUNGLASSES: ^^Swallow^^ Shades Metropolis Black  (KV Exclusive)

In-Pose! - Gryphon 5
In-Pose! Halloween Spirit 3

K.V. Dream Fashion Agency organized a special event in honor of all lovers: “Valentine’s Day”, the event take place from the 1st to the 16th of February.

In the frame of this big event we have 3 different events linked to each other:
1) Valentine’s Day Shopping Way – KV sim-wide cart sale
2) Valentine’s Day hunt – grid-wide hunt
3) Valentine’s Day Haute Couture – exclusive shop

Each designer sells:
- 2 non-exclusive items
- 1 exclusive items on “Valentine’s Day” theme

All items be discounted.

You found the stalls in front of the Theater.

If you'd like to view the photos at a higher resolution, please visit my FLICKR page.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Style Icon Fashion Fair

"The Style Icon" Fashion Fair
February 7th - 28th

Legal Insanity welcomes you to "The Style Icon" Fashion Fair. Show us your legendary style icon from the past to the present. 

In 2014, we start off the year paying homage to those who have inspired us, whose style has influenced a generation, we all have one who is yours? We have challenged the designers to create a collection inspired by those who have made a mark in their lives or have shaped their fashion style. They are to make it their own of course, not to copy because no one likes a copycat. We want to see their interpretations.

Join us and express your personal style and celebrate those who have influenced the fashion world! 

I selected these pieces from three designers from the fashion fair, Delirium Style (D-Style), Sky and Essenz. The top actually is part of an exclusive set from Sky (the original is a skirt set) and the pants come from D-Style. The Dallas shoes from Essenz are inspired on Angelina Jolie in the movie Mr. & Mrs. Smith.These shoes come with a HUD and are available in a fatpack as well as individually.

HAIR: TRUTH HAIR Junia (new release)
NAILS COLOR (SLink): Helianthus - Rich colors
.::BDBA::. CUPID'S DUST EYESHADOW (new release)
! **BEAUTIFUL DELUXE** Group Gift GLOSS (new release for February)

SHIRT: Sky - Icons of Style Exclusive (Style Icon Exclusive)
PANTS: D-Style - Tahara Jamila Pants 01 (Style Icon Exclusive)
SHOES: Essenz - Dallas


{Imeka~} - Katie 7
{Imeka~} - Reika 1 & 3
o0o Studios - shoes_mule (from their shoe set)

If you'd like to view the photos at a higher resolution, please visit my FLICKR page.

Monday, February 3, 2014

He said/She said.....

Ok, trying something new with the blog post today....I received a new sponsor over the weekend, ICEWATER Clothing, and my friend pictured with me K0rey (Korey Briere) is a blogger for ICEWATER as well. We decided to blog our items together and possibly do more together in the future. Enjoy!

My dress fits awesome, comes in several sizes as well as different finishes. The HUD that comes with the dress allows you to choose from a Latex or a Matte finish and has a few colors to choose from. The boots are more feminine for combat boots but work perfectly with this dress. The boots come with two HUDs, one for resizing and one for appearance options. I am truly loving this style of clothing and can't wait for more items to be released!

He Said: 

HAIR: [INK] Hair___AGAINST ::Gray
BEARD: World Of Men - Beard U
TATTOO: B*FLY - Deadly Blooms Mens Mesh Sleeve - New Ink

TANK: IceWater Jeff -Mesh- Option Dirty & Classic Tanks
PANTS: IceWater Zikz -Mesh- Tuck in Boots Pants 
SHOES: IceWater Charles -Mesh- Combat Boots

NECKLACE:  [b.nuts] free acc cross 
WATCH: **RE** ReVoX MVX Watch A
RING: .:L&B:. Sugar Skull Ring:All Diamond/RT
EARRING: .Pekka. Cruxi EarPiercing 
FACE PIERCING: .Pekka. Miracle Piercing

She Said:

HAIR: Vanity Hair:Driven To Tears-Blacks (new release)
NAIL COLOR: Helianthus - Rich Nail Color
MAKEUP: ! **BEAUTIFUL DELUXE** Valentine Exclusive Glosses (New group gift)
.::BDBA::. CUPID'S DUST EYESHADOW (new release)

DRESS: IceWater Raw -Mesh- Laced Gothic Dress
BOOTS: IceWater Rise -Mesh- Combat Boots

EARRINGS & NECKLACE:  : Amorous : Fallen

CnS e-motion poses-- After Party 
BT - Model ABC 5v.1

If you'd like to see the pics in a higher resolution, please visit my FLICKR page.
To visit K0rey's blog, click here.