Mar 18, 2012
Harlow

Sunset Romance

Hey all!  I wanted to give you a glimpse of one of the new WindLight settings that I will be releasing in a pack soon here on my blog.  The one above is called Sunset Romance.  I’ve actually done zero editing aside from some cropping to this photo so that it can take part in the Unedited Challenge.  I am certainly not as talented as other WindLight makers such as Luna Jubilee, Strawberry Singh, & Elysium Eilde (just to name a few of the many), but I figured i’d give it a shot and contribute to the growing collection of beautiful WindLights that are available.  I hope to have these up in the next couple days or so, so stay tuned.  I think i’ll add a resources section to my blog and put them there…

Enough of my rambling.

Isn’t this dress awesome? Sexy? Daring? Brilliant? Something that gravity, wind, and all sorts of elements would prohibit in real life (unless you possibly duct taped your boobs to it….ouch?), has been made possible through mesh, and pure awesome in Second Life.  I just love this.  It’s from a store called strip’d fashion, owned by Valentine Rexen.  This is a newer store on the grid I believe, and it looks like it’s going to be filled with a lot of great items.  This dress comes in a few striped colors, but the black and white sang to me.  The store is not only available in world, but also on marketplace.

I think that’s it for the day! Enjoy your Sunday! <3

Credits:

Skin: Belleza – Alyson – 1

Hair: Elikatira – Over – Red 05 (mesh)

Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer – Blue

Lashes: Beetlebones – Dollface – Black (mesh)

Dress: Strip’ed – Cadence – Black & White

Necklace: Mon Tissu – Take Flight Necklace – Tarnished

Feet: SLink – Barefeet – Mesh – Flat Base

Pose: oOo Studio

Location: Las Arenas Rosadas

Mar 17, 2012
Harlow

Unedited.

I thought I would start off this next official year of my blog with a photography challenge for Second Lifers.  This challenge isn’t absurdly original, and I know that quite a few photographers in SL never edit their photos, but there are many people who do spend quite a few hours in Photoshop, and sometimes a good old fashioned challenge helps to stretch our creative brains.

The challenge is called Unedited, and your goal is to create stunning photographs within the boundaries of Second Life.  You are not allowed to use any sort of photography enhancing programs, huds, etc…  You can use windlight, lighting, shadows, and your surroundings to create beautiful images. Posing HUDs are allowed and crop/resizing is also fair game.  Aside from that, nothing else!  There aren’t any prizes or major incentives with this challenge, but it does give you an opportunity to be creative and think outside the editing box!

You can either blog your submissions and/or submit them to the Unedited Flickr Group.  (I have it set that photos have to be approved so don’t panic if your photo doesn’t show up immediately).

I can’t wait to see all your unedited, beautiful photographs in Second Life! Happy snapping!

Mar 16, 2012
Harlow

In A Year

Today marks the 1 year anniversary of the start of my blog!  I can proudly say that 310 posts later I am still going strong, and loving every single moment of this creative little adventure!  When I started a year ago, I honestly expected to last a week or two, get bored, and carry on to a new project.  Here I am though!  Still pestering you all with my endless ramblings, favorite things, and countless photos!

I can say that the last year has been quite a learning experience for me.  I’ve learned not only countless things to put towards my photography pursuits, but I’ve also learned a lot about other people, the Second Life community as a whole, and most of all myself.  I have certainly grown, changed, and hopefully matured in quite a few ways this past year.  I would have never thought that those were things I would have achieved from a silly little Second Life blog.

I hope that my blog has been resourceful and fun for you to read.  I am really excited for what this next year of blogging brings my way.  Looking back it’s fun to see how I’ve improved, grown, and changed.  It’s quite remarkable how different things are now, compared to a year ago.  It will be fun to see what changes and improvements come my way in this next 365 days.

Thanks so much for reading and following my blog.  I am not entirely sure what motivates you to do it, but I am incredibly appreciative.  I’ve met a lot of really wonderful people this past year, and can’t wait to meet more in the future.

Love,

Harlow

Mar 15, 2012
Harlow

Frolic

I don’t know about y’all, but spring makes me wanna put on girly clothing and frolic around outside.  The new colors, life springing into action, and the warmer temperatures, just seem to bring out the best in everyone and everything.

I felt extra girly when I put on this adorable dress from Jack Spoon today.  The beautifully done dress is available at Fashionably Late this week.  The skirt sits up a bit higher on your hips than a normal skirt does, which gives the entire ensemble a boost of playful innocence.

I paired the dress with a really cute pair of shoes from KAO.  They have a handful of color options available for purchase, and I snatched up the white ones because I think i’ll be able to match them with a lot more outfits this season.  The little ties around the ankles are perfect, and you have resize options available!

This is the second time in my blog i’ve had a chance to use the En Pointe Ballet pose set from Adorkable Poses.  I really think this set is one of my favorites they have released.  It’s so playful and carefree and brings a lot of movement to your photos.

I hope wherever you are in the world your weather is as beautiful as it is here in the Southern USA! Have a great Thursday!

Credits

Skin: Belleza – Alyson – 0

Hair: Elikatira – Away – Red 05

Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Blue Shimmer

Lashes: Beetlebones – Dollface – Black (mesh)

Dress: Jack Spoon – Stephanie Dress – Blue

Shoes: KAO – Ankle Strap Shoes – White

Pose: Adorkable

Location: Eternidad

Mar 14, 2012
Harlow

If Walls Could Talk

Just recently my good friend Kat Terrawyng started up a fun little business of doing wall quotes for resident’s homes.  She’s off to an absolutely fantastic start, and this quote I am standing next to above is one of the many great pieces of word art that she has for sale at her new store If Walls Could Talk.  You can find her adorable little shop on the Mudhoney sim or also in her store on marketplace.  If you are looking for a little boost of artistic inspiration, the store is an absolutely perfect find!

On another note, I have a new favorite item.  Oh yes. I do.  This jacket/tube top mesh combo from coldLogic is perfect in absolutely every way.  The texture detail, the shape, the sizing. PERFECT.  I could not be happier.  It comes with various options as well.  I can wear the tube without the jacket, or the jacket without the tube, or both at the same time.  It’s so versatile and well made.  I am beyond impressed. This was a find I picked up at the March Mesh Madness event.

Lastly, while I wear TRUTH hair all the time I often times don’t bother to comment on it.  Not sure why this is…probably because we all know how truly fabulous the hair is.  I am really loving this new release.  It’s got a rock star quality to it, and it’s unique in every way.  I think it’s quickly becoming one of my favorites!

Lastly, I wanted to mention that I got the opportunity to be interviewed by the lovely Keira Seerose over at Chic Style Guide.  The interview is quite candid, and a little bit funny, so if you are bored and looking for a light hearted read, there you have it!  Hope you all have a great Wednesday!

Credits

Skin: Belleza – Alyson – 0

Hair: Truth – Kathy – Gingers – Copper w/roots

Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer – Blue

Lashes: Beetlebones – Dollface – Black (mesh)

Top/Jacket: coldLogic – Cole Combo – Chocolate/Strawberry

Jeans: Mon Tissu – Lou Lou – Used

Boots: Elikatira – Sasha Boot – Chocolate

Pose: !Bang

Wall Decal: If Walls Could Talk