Archives for 

Jewels

Black & White Portrait Challenge

Black & White Portrait Challenge (click here for raw shot)

When I asked back in December what kinds of memes you guys would like to see more of in 2014, a lot of you requested more photography themed memes. So even though I do the memes to get people to write more on their blogs, I will try to sneak in a photo meme from time to time. Here is one I’ve wanted to do for a while.

Meme Instructions: Share a black & white portrait (headshot) of your Second Life avatar. You can post a raw shot or process the image as much as you like. Don’t forget to leave a link to your image in the comments and also share it in the Blog Memes flickr group.

For the raw shot, you can dress your avatar up inworld so you are all black and white. I have done that before for another black and white challenge, (raw shot here).

Or you are free to use a photo editor to desaturate the image and process it any way you like. If you do not have access to photoshop, (or another photo editing program) I suggest using picmonkey.com, it has a black and white option in there, for free.

Here is the image before I took all the color away:
Jeweled

I actually prefer the color image this time, but usually black and white photos are some of my favs. I’m just not very good at processing them, so I figured this would be a good time to practice. I feel that black and white images add a lot of charm to an image and also let your imagination wander a bit more.

Please Note, this may be my last Monday Meme for a while as I am going on vacation soon and won’t be available. So while I’m away, there will be no memes, friday finds and other blog posts. I should be back and will continue all that before the end of February. I’ll let you know before I leave for vacation, still have about a week to go. <3

In the meantime, feel free to participate in any of the memes/challenges at any time. You’ll find them all under my Blog Challenges category along with other memes and challenges I’ve done over the years.

The jewelry I am wearing is available at FaMESHed this round by Maxi Gossamer. Since Valentine’s Day is around the corner, she has been especially generous this round by providing transferrable/giftable versions of the jewels in the folder as well. So you can purchase them for yourself and have an extra transferrable set to send to a loved one. Check her plurk for the details and remember that girls love jewelry. :P

Credits:
Skin: Essences – Taurus 01 *brown* by Inka Mexicola
*Eyes: Mayfly – Luminous – Mesh Eye (Monet Dawn, w4) by Arkesh Baral
Eyelashes: Mon Cheri “Falsies” by Freya Olivieri
*Hair: TRUTH HAIR Yelena by Truth Hawks
*Mesh Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual – Small by Siddean Munro
*Jewels: Maxi Gossamer at FaMESHed for February
Pose: It’s a secret. (IM me and I’ll tell you in exchange for sexual favors.)

Friendship

Siddean Munro shared a teaser pic of something she’s about to release soon, certainly had me intrigued. There is a lot of speculation of what it might be. Some people are saying it’s a mesh head that will have an option for appliers (wouldn’t that be nice?) or mesh boobs/body, etc… Looking at the pic, […] Continue reading →

Nadirah

Nadirah is the latest skin release from Jalwa Skins. Nadirah comes in 5 medium dark – dark skin tones: Lychee, Clove, Cinnamon, Pepper, and Ginger. I’m wearing the Pepper tone. I love the richness of the tones and how it brings out my features, very nicely shaded. It also comes with ALL the appliers for […] Continue reading →

For you, my love is selfless…

I was listening to one of my favorite bollywood songs while working on this: mera ishq sufiyana which translates into “my love is selfless” and the rest of it is just as poetic, if not more. It’s an absolutely beautiful song. Today was the last day of school, so I’m off for the summer. However, […] Continue reading →

The Primavera Collection

(click here for a raw shot) This week is going to be the week of epic jewelry releases. The first release I’d like to show you is The Primavera Collection from Kunglers. This collection is quite organic consisting of many nature elements such as flowers, petals, butterflies and other insects. As always, it has the […] Continue reading →

Hooot Hooot

(click here for a raw shot) There was much debate over which picture I should use for this blog post over on plurk. My friend Ms. Dove Swanson was hating on this pose (that she made 5 years ago) and trying to get me to use a different one. She said it looks like a […] Continue reading →

SLink Avatar Enhancement

(click here for a raw shot) The day we’ve all been patiently waiting for has finally arrived. Siddean Munro of SLink has released her Avatar Enhancement system. This is an update to the SLink mesh hands and mesh feet. So if you have previously purchased these, you just need to head down to the SLink […] Continue reading →

Global Domination

(click here for a raw shot of this image) Are you ready for some fun and adventure? Global Domination is an event by the Hottie Cooterati team and it will be an extravagant adventure! It all starts tomorrow on Valentine’s day and will run through till the 28th of February. However, Global Domination is more […] Continue reading →

Jahanara

Last week Maxi Gossamar dropped one of her new mesh jewelry sets on me and said that she created an indian themed set for one of the Miss Virtual World contestants this year. I didn’t get a chance to try it on till just last night and I instantly fell in love with it. I […] Continue reading →

Empress

“Love of beauty is Taste. The creation of beauty is Art.” This week has been epic for stylish and artistic releases. Now you can add this one to your shopping list as well. Today, Kunglers has released their Empress Collection. The collection consists of three different sets, I’m wearing my favorite two there. All three […] Continue reading →

Adorn

If you’re on my plurk timeline you’ll know that I’ve had quite the frustrating day. However, there’s nothing a spoon full of nutella and new mesh jewels won’t fix. Zaara has released her first collection of mesh jewelry in a variety of colors available in gold and silver metals. I’m wearing the carnelian and onyx […] Continue reading →

Ocean

“My eyes are an ocean in which my dreams are reflected.” Adam n Eve has recently been on a roll releasing one gorgeous skin after another. I blogged a recent release of Sachi’s about a month ago and she’s released three more since then. Meghan has a very strong innocence about her. I love how […] Continue reading →

Boom Shack-A-Lack

So I posted the first picture on flickr and plurk last night stating that I didn’t know what to name it and I got some colorful suggestions, lol. I decided to go with Boom Shack-A-Lack though because, I don’t remember who, but recently someone plurked this old Apache Indian song and it brought back SO […] Continue reading →

A Thousand Years

EarthStones just won the AVI Choice Awards this weekend for the Favorite Jewelry Store category. Big congrats to Abraxxa Anatine! This comes just in time with her first official release in mesh which she’s practically giving away for L$99. The earrings I’m wearing can be found in the EarthStones mainstore in a variety of colors […] Continue reading →

Release me

Zodiac came back for another round last week bringing in sensual Sagittarius this month. I fell in love with the Kelpie’s Bridle from Evie’s Closet. It’s just my kind of jewelry. I love the way it pops on the new Amberly skin from Glam Affair in Africa tone. Amberly was just released today in 6 […] Continue reading →

Epoque

I couldn’t help doing a black white picture after I got this gorgeous set from Epoque. I thought the chrome texture in this was especially fabulous and I’m glad I got the opportunity to blog it. Epoque has a great selection in hair, mesh clothing and also gorgeous statement jewels. If you haven’t checked them […] Continue reading →