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And if you go chasing rabbits.

And if you go chasing rabbits, and you know you're going to fall

Thank F… orks it’s Friday. It’s been another hectic week both in RL and SL and I’ve been waiting for the weekend to roll around. It started with one of my favourite weekly’s too! Fifty Linden Friday. That day I can justify shopping even when I’ve overspent on other things because these deals are always crazy cheap!

This week Elikatira is offering Noire – a choppy banged, poker straight style that really does look great on everyone. I watched at least half a dozen being demo’d and it didn’t fail once. It comes in a pack of exclusive colours. I chose one of the two almost black tones.

Glam Affair is back with a 50L skin. This time the highly freckled Pippi and it’s so pretty I didn’t feel the need for makeup.


Finally, and not typical for me, I fell in love with a dress that isn’t completely black. This one is the offering from C’est la vie and is offered in two tones. I chose the pink which is a very boho, vintage tone. The other is green which was one step too close to colourful for me.

The location of this image is a fantastical new (to me) sim called Rustic Retreat.  I found all sorts of things there. But I won’t spoil them. Free up a couple of hours and go and explore for yourself!

HAIR: Elikatira – Noire (Fifty Linden Friday)

SKIN: Glam Affair – Pippi (Fifty Linden Friday)

DRESS: C’est La Vie – Ghita (Fifty Linden Friday)

BOOTS: Reign – Anaiya (Anniversary Gift)

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Black Fashion Fair 2017

Black Fair 2017

Black is the New Black.

Black Fair 2017 is in full swing, and being a lover of all things dark side it was definitely on my ‘to do’ list this month. Unfortunately so was a lot of other things and I ended up getting to the party a little late. Oh Well…

It didn’t stop me snatching up some new ink and a ton of new clothing and lingerie, all in my favourite shadowy tone.

Haven’t been yet? There’s no excuse really. Black suits everyone.

Hair – Truth

Tattoo – Isuka (Available at The Black Fair)

Lingerie – Sakide (Available at The Black  Fair)



She’s a dwelling place for demons

In the Red

Missed me?

I’ve been playing on my 1st life alter ego. It’s not a terrible world out there and I’ve enjoyed exploring this past few months. I’ve spent some time ticking off some massive bucket list wishes and I’ve also made some huge life changes. This has also meant that I ended up too exhausted in the downtime to do the things that I wanted to do. Like blog.

I did not suddenly gain extra time. But I did get used to the workload and now I’m finding a few hours a week for the fun stuff. So expect … very occasional… posts from me.

I don’t know where it will go from here, but I know it’s going to be one hell of a journey.

Love Wendy x

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Come to bed

Come to bed

Mesh body addicts was the first event I found when I came back to SL  a few months ago. It was where I got my favourite mesh head and probably the one where I spent the most that I have ever spent.

This round features this sexy blanket from The Annex. It’s open at the back and drapes sexily. I love it and have been wondering around my parcel all morning wearing it. Whatever will the neighbours think?

The event runs until December 10th if you want to go and grab yours. Take your wallet, that event is filled with goodies.

Avatar: Please see side bar for current avatar base.
Pose: oOo Poses
Location: None
House: Blueberry (Past group gift)
Eyeliner: Veechi
Lipstick:  Adam & Eve
Piercing: Suicidal Unborn
Blanket: The Annex @ MBA

Some items may have been received for review/blogging purposes. Thank you to the stores involved. This does not affect my opinions in any way. This blog is not sponsored.

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The body’s poisoned, gotta sit tight.

The body's poisoned, gotta sit tight.It is so annoying when I get an idea in my mind for a picture but I cannot find the things I need in world.

I put on a casual outfit last night and spent hours looking for a casual sit that matched what I was thinking. I couldn’t find it so I ended up learning how to make it myself. You know what, it wasn’t that hard. It’s not perfect and I have a new respect for those who get hand, arm and limb placement right or can make couple/group poses. I wouldn’t know where to start with props either.

But here it is, a pose by me. And that casual outfit too.

Avatar: Please see side bar for current avatar base.
Pose: My own creation!
Location: None
Hair: Truth – Kizzy
Makeup: Veechi
Eyes: Suicidal Unborn – Tender Eyes
 Sweater:  Suicidal Unborn – Sara Sweatshirt
Jeans: Blueberry – Luxe Box September Jeans
Boots: Livalle – Chyna Lace up platform

Some items may have been received for review/blogging purposes. Thank you to the stores involved. This does not affect my opinions in any way. This blog is not sponsored.


Morphs – The frankenphoto


Morphs. I have been asking on various social media platforms for opinions and I have been hard pushed to find anybody who admits to liking them.

So why are ‘morphs’ so prevalent within Second Life photography? And how do we make them go away?

A few years ago the grid had very little in terms of lighting and the options for hair and skin was much more limited than it is now.  There were no mesh body parts and avatars had many issues in certain areas. Looking at those avatar images now makes it easy to  see that it was more difficult to get a high quality profile picture.

This may have been what led photographers to patch features from avatar snapshots onto real world portraits. People wanted the best profile images and vendor shots and taking realistic features to fix blemishes and glitches gave them a chance at standing out.  Done well, this would create a likeness of the avatar with realistic lighting, hair and skin.

Unfortunately matching these ingredients well is no easy task and for every ‘good’ morph the community was subjected to dozens of strange, abstract images that gave the entire craft a terrible reputation. The general opinion of those who responded to my questions called them ‘weird’, ‘disjointed’ and ‘ugly’.

This negativity is not helped by the artists who take their base images from photographs of celebrities and models. It is mostly impossible to find the source of the images used in morphs and to check it’s legality. This leads to many customers of ‘morph artists’ facing damaged reputations and ridicule.It is even possible for a store owner using morphed vendor images to face legal action should the owner of the base photograph decide to claim against them.

Over the years Second Life and graphics programs such as Photoshop have become much more advanced and powerful. Along with windlight and mesh we have gained the ability to create almost photo-realistic images with a fraction of the effort required to create a ‘morph’.

If you are considering having a quality profile picture taken Strawberry Singh has a list of reputable photographers on her blog. There are also many on Flickr, but please be certain to check their portfolio for quality before you hand over any lindens.

If you do like ‘morphs’ let me know why in the comments. I’d love to hear more opinions.

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I’m your dreams, I’m your eyes, I’m your pain

Veechi - Glitter Frosted Liner @ N21

There are some creators who simply cannot do wrong. Every release looks great, fits like a glove and is, somehow, the one thing that you didn’t realise your second life was missing.

Aiubrey Snoodle of Veechi is one of those creators.

I’m not going to be able to say more than these images can about these eye makeups. You can get them at N21 when it opens on the 21st November and both come in three exclusive shades.

Veechi - Salt Water Shadow @ N21

Avatar: Please see side bar for current avatar base.
Pose: None
Location: None
Hair: Runaway – Jade (Hairology Anniversary Gift)
Eyes: Suicidal Unborn – Tender Eyes
Picture 1: Veechi – Glitter Frosted Eyeliner (N21 Exclusive Colour)
Picture 2: Veechi – Salt Water Shadow (N21 Exclusive Colour)

Some items were received for review/blogging purposes. Thank you to the stores involved. This does not affect my opinions in any way. This blog is not sponsored.