Adventures in purple…

04142013-crimarizon-sideAren’t I brave?  These photos were taken at the photogenic Crimarizon.  I wanted something a little dark but unmistakably fantasy and for the colors to pop without creating chaos.

I was wearing something completely different an hour before these pictures were taken, but somehow what I had originally picked out evolved into a boatload of purple – purple lipstick, purple earrings, purple pants, purple shoes, purple hair!  I was fresh out of Lindens, so I was also at the mercy of my inventory (or freebies, which I didn’t use) to put this look together.  I think for my next post I’ll try to put together a color-themed look without spending Lindens as well.  We’ll see.

Every phone I’ve taken lately has been more exciting than the last.  I started this blog intending for it to mostly be fashion and maybe a little bit of sightseeing, and I’ve fallen in love with taking and editing photos in the process.  Yes, I edit my photos, which has probably been obvious.  I have saved the raw photos and intend to get them up on Flickr, but I just haven’t gotten around to it yet.  I don’t make changes to the integrity of the clothing, and if I do I will let you know.  Most of the photos start out quite dark, so I do some color correction and a little smoothing (blur/iWarp in GIMP).  Either way, I’ll get Flickr updated in the next couple of days.

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I started to put this outfit together with the Oversized Top from ISON (previously @Collabor88), but with the taupe instead of the white, but when I tried to coordinate with other items in my inventory it just turned into a messy clash of different shades of rose and taupe.  I then discovered the Margot Ballet Slippers in Eggplant from Slink unpacked in my objects folder, and after I saw just how wonderfully vibrant and purple they were, I decided to base everything around them instead.  I don’t wear purple very often, so I was a tad shocked by how many goodies I found just by searching my inventory with the word “purple.”

Another treasure buried deep in my objects folder was the Brooks capri pant from coldLogic, (in purple, of course).  The ISON Oversized Top doesn’t come in purple, which would have been overkill anyway.  I chose the white top for contrast.

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I apologize for not providing a full-body photograph facing forward.  As I’m writing this, I just realized that I didn’t even take one.  I may decide to add one later, but it’s 4 a.m., and I just cannot muster it right now.  If there are questions regarding the pieces I’m wearing from the front view, leave a comment or message me in world, and I’ll gladly throw this back on and provide a raw photo for you.

I’m wearing:

  • Skin:  Geanna in Sunkissed with purple eyeshadow and blackberry lipstick tattoos – Izzie’s
  • Mesh Hands and Feet:  Avatar Enhancement System (tinted with Izzie’s Applier HUDs) – Slink
  • Nails:  Slink Classic Nails Applier HUD (hands) – Izzie’s
  • Hair:  Teddy in Elvira (fades pack) – Truth
  • Eyes:  Liquid Light Mesh Eyes (with HUSH lashes in Lush) – Mayfly
  • Earrings:  Copacetic Tallulah –  Maxi Gossamer
  • Bracelet:  Tarnished Gypsy Bangles in Silver/Berry – Earthstones
  • Shirt:  Oversized Top in White – ISON (previously @Collabor88)
  • Pants:  Brooks Capri in Purple – coldLogic
  • Shoes:  Margot Ballet Slippers in Eggplant – Slink

Photos shot at Crimarizon by Lizzy Yexil.

“We thought you were Alice.”

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I made a skin switch.  I updated my Slink feet to use the avatar enhancements, but the skin that I use most often doesn’t have a HUD out for them yet.  In fact, I didn’t have any recent skins from any of the places listed on the Slink Avatar Enhancement System Customer Information page.  So….I just picked a link at random and went to Izzie’s.  Shown is Izzie’s Geanna skin in Sunkissed.  I wish I had found Izzie’s sooner.  I feel so sweet and adorable in this skin.  Now I can stop fussing over tinting my mesh feet.  I was on a bit of a budget after the skin purchase, so I slipped on the Aussie Thongs in White that I bought a couple of weeks ago.

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I hadn’t really had a chance to check out the new items at Collabor88 this month, so I went over there to check things out.  I simply grabbed the first dress that rezzed for me, which happened to be this Mesh Tentacle Dress in Acid Lake by The Sea Hole.  I knew I wanted this dress before I went there…I just didn’t know which color.  I love how clean and flawless this dress is.  Some mesh is just….crap, so it’s always nice to find mesh pieces created with care down to the teensy details.

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The photos featured here were taken at Bubbles in Wonderland.  I was in GIMP with SL running, and upon coming back to SL, I found these two hovering around me.  I said, “Hello,” and the female av said, “We thought you were Alice.”  o.O   ….ANYWAY, I told them I was taking photos and they offered to be in a picture with me.

I’m wearing:

  • Skin ~ Geanna Skin in Sunkissed by Izzie’s
  • Hair ~ Ichigo Mesh Hair in Wild Honey by Wasabi Pills
  • Dress ~ Mesh Tentacle Dress in Acid Lake by The Sea Hole @ Collabor88
  • Feet ~ Avatar Enhancement Flat Feet by Slink tinted with Izzie’s Feet Applier HUD
  • Sandals ~ Aussie Thongs in White by Slink
  • Jewelry ~ Classic Pearls in Golden by Lazuri (Free)

Photographs by Lizzy Yexil on location at Bubbles in Wonderland.

Return to Innsmouth

innsmouth_cocacola_001I returned to Innsmouth today, which was where I took the photos for my previous post (One person’s trash…).  It was fun shooting photos in the old coastal town last night, so I thought I’d share some photos of the sim without me standing in front of everything.  Enjoy!

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Photos by Lizzy Yexil on location at Innsmouth: A Dark New England Coastal Town 1930 in Second Life.

Sightseeing: Cheeky Tiramisu Cafe and Forest

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I was searching for sightseeing sims the other day and came across the Cheeky Tiramisu Cafe and Forest sim.  I fell in love with the place.  I don’t know that I’ve ever been to a food service establishment in Second Life.  Avatars don’t need to eat, obviously, but it’s still just oh so cute to see all the little food items in the case.  There is also a little camping area, swan-shaped paddle boats, and lots of beautiful scenery.  Photographers, this sim is for you.

So many faces…

So, I was scouring my inventory, and I found some old photos from late 2009/2010 when I changed looks all the time.  These are just a few of the many I found.  Warning!  I was pretty clueless about changing my graphics settings when taking snapshots, so they are not exactly professional quality (except the one I paid someone else to take..).

11/12/2009 - Three days after my rez date.

11/12/2009 – Three days after my rez date.

02/03/2010 - I think I took this as a body shot for a dancer application - eeek!

02/03/2010 – I think I took this as a body shot for a dancer application – eeek!

02/27/10

02/27/10

03/15/10 - Modeling at Nymphetamine.

03/15/10 – Modeling at Nymphetamine.

07/21/2010 - My profile picture.  Taken at A Touch of Glamour Photo Studio

07/21/2010 – My profile picture. Taken at A Touch of Glamour Photo Studio

07/31/2010 - Standing on the balcony at Franks Elite Jazz Club.

07/31/2010 – Standing on the balcony at Franks Elite Jazz Club.

Starting somewhere

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Well, I’m blogging. I have decided after playing dress up, taking building classes, and just hanging around Second Life for a few years now to go ahead and blog about it. I’m obviously no pioneer (there are tons of SL blogs out there), but I thought it might be good to do something slightly constructive with all the hours spent in Second Life, so here I am.

This is the pixelated me, Lizzy Yexil, at the Neva River sim in Second Life. The sim is open to the public through March 29th from what I’ve heard, so if you haven’t visited yet and sightseeing is something you enjoy, I suggest you go check it out.

I love my new skin.  I haven’t ventured much when it comes to buying skins, so I usually just return to the same few places when I need a change (particularly LAQ and Belleza).  I stopped by the Skin Fair: 2013 just to see what else was out there.  After getting ejected three or four times for being a lag monster, I was pleasantly surprised to find a skin that I love from a place I had never shopped before.  The Astrali skin in Plute from The Plastik really surprised me and it’s a refreshing change.  I actually altered my shape drastically after getting the Astrali skin because it inspired me to revamp my look, but it would have worked with either shape.  I just wanted something a little sleeker.

Fresh blog, fresh av, fresh start.

I’m wearing:

  • Skin ~ Astrali Skin (Basic) – Plute-Shadow by The Plastik
  • Eyes ~ Liquid Light Mesh Eyes (Spring Night) by Mayfly
  • Lashes ~ Lush by Hush
  • Hair ~ Collide:Mahogany (Light Browns) by Exile
  • Nails ~ #P000 Basic Prim Nails Brown07 (Size 10) by Candy Nail
  • Dress ~ Moffet – Cream (Size S) by ColdLogic
  • Shoes ~ Westerly Booties – Collection (Color Changer HUD) by Hucci
  • Bracelet and Earrings ~ Bali Crescent Bracelet and Jewelry Set by Earthstones