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Long Live the Queen!

Strawberry Singh

Whenever I put on any kind of crown in Second Life, I admit to feeling a bit like royalty. Who wouldn’t though with this crown? It’s just magnificent! Below is a full shot of the crown because even though I love the closeup shot of my face, I really did want to show you the full detail of the crown. The crown is from Enfant Terrible from her Magic Ride Gacha at this month’s Arcade and it will absolutely make you feel like a queen!

Each piece of the set is so very detailed, I adore it. I am wearing the rare gold crown and gold necklace in the first two pictures and also the gold chain (instead of the crown) in the third picture. The set also has a dress, more accessories and the most fun thing, a magic carpet! Probably one of my most favorite sets this round of Arcade.

Long live the Queen! (click here for a raw shot)

I’ve shared the raw shot of the first image and I was asked on flickr to share a tutorial on how I got from the raw to the finished shot. It was hours of work and I honestly don’t recall all of the steps, but if I am able to go back and remember it all, I’ll try and do a tutorial. I noticed I haven’t done a tutorial in a while, would you guys like more photoshopping tutorials? I just don’t feel like I am qualified enough to really do an indepth Photoshop tutorial, I just press all the shiny buttons. Are there any other kinds of tutorials you would like to see from me?

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The skin I’m wearing is the latest from Glam Affair and will be available at Skin Fair from March 13th till the 29th. The last image was taken by Aida Ewing herself. I was so excited to be able to model for the vendor this time because I absolutely love all of her images. Definitely check out her whole flickr stream if you haven’t already.

Ever since Aida posted that image yesterday I’ve had a number of people contact me asking me where I got my shape from. My shape was custom made for me back in 2009 by Catero Revolution. Catero is no longer in Second Life and my shape is not for sale. Just thought I would add that here since so many of you were wondering. I do have two shapes that I’ve made myself in my marketplace store if you’d like to give them a try.

A few people also wanted to know which eyes I’m wearing in Aida’s picture. I’m wearing the Ikon Charm eyes in the hazel color. In the first three images though, I am wearing it in the Moor color. Definitely my favorite eyes on the grid these days!

Glam Affair - Katra skin - SkinFair 2015 (Photo by Aida Ewing)

Today is Friday the 13th and I haven’t done a Friday Find for a few weeks now. I just haven’t been feeling up to it and admit to being super stressed. I’m going to go away for a few days this weekend and get a much needed break. Hopefully I’ll return fully charged and be able to do a Friday Find next week. Here’s a bit of a weekly roundup though:

Weekly Roundup

  1. Photographer of the Week: Jordan Giant – Jordan has been a favorite of mine for many years now and she keeps getting better and better. She’s a wonderful Home and Decor blogger as well.
  2. Gacha Minion – I mentioned this in another post earlier this week but thought I would share it again here as well. Gacha Minion is giving out free pro access for a month. Sign up if you are a gacha addict and looking to sell/buy/trade any gacha items, old and new.
  3. The Drax files radio hour – show #59: gdc post mortem [with karl krantz] – Just released today!
  4. There’s No Shame In Playing Second Life By Beau Hindman – A positive article about Second Life? Just don’t read the comment section. Ever.
  5. Buzzfeed Quiz of the Week: Could You Actually Be A Serial Killer? – See, I’m totally harmless you guys! 🙂

Have a great weekend and stay safe! <3

1st, 2nd and 3rd pictures:
*Mesh Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V2.1 by Onyx LeShelle
*Skin: -Glam Affair – Katra skin [ India ] 06 F by Aida Ewing (Skin Fair)
*Eyes: IKON Charm Eyes – Moor by Ikon Innovia
*Mesh Eyeliner: -Glam Affair- Couture Eyeliner no.03 by Aida Ewing
Eyelashes: Mon Cheri “Falsies” Eyelash by Freya Olivieri
*Hair: little bones. Lovestruck by Nova Faerye
*Jewels: .ET. Magic Ride by leenfantterrible (@ Arcade)
4th picture: (by Aida Ewing)
*Mesh Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V2.1 by Onyx LeShelle
*Skin: -Glam Affair – Katra skin [ India ] 06 F by Aida Ewing (Skin Fair)
*Eyes: IKON Charm Eyes – Hazel by Ikon Innovia
Eyelashes: Mon Cheri “Falsies” Eyelash by Freya Olivieri
*Hair: TRUTH HAIR Sally by Truth Hawks
*Mesh Ears: [MANDALA]STEKING_EARS_Season5 by kikunosuke Eel
*Clothing: Zaara : [Mesh] Chandni lehenga *ivory gold* by Zaara Kohime
*Earrings: Zaara : Ayanna Jhumka earrings *clear* by Zaara Kohime
*Nosering: Zaara : Ayanna nosering *clear* by Zaara Kohime


Strawberry has been a Second Life Resident since 2007 and a Linden Lab employee since 2019.

11 thoughts on “Long Live the Queen!

  • dq darwin

    Not a gal alive that doesn’t want to be or feel regal in the royal sense. To not do it when opportunity permits is just dumb, lol.

    You know, Berry, even when adorned by a crown your av is quite the little “minx”.

    I love it:P



  • I’d like to see your PS tutorial. I use PSP but a lot of the techniques are the same and the filters also work.

    Beautiful shots, just gorgeous work.

  • Mellyn Llewellyn

    Please please please do more tutorials. I don’t think you realize that as long as you know more than relative photoshop innocents, your tutorials are very helpful. For example, I have no idea how you took that fuzzy raw shot and turned it crystal clear in the final version. If I use sharpen, it oversharps and doesn’t look right to me. In your last black and white picture, I wondered how you got the white edges on your pants legs. I assume you used the dodge tool? I know making a tutorial must be time consuming, but I, and I’m sure others, would be so appreciative. You’re a good teacher!

  • NaughtyPrincess Milneaux

    I second what Mellyn said! From fuzzy to crystal clear – is that MAGIC?! Even if you don’t show every single step in the HOURS I’m sure all your pics take you, some down and dirty tricks would be awesome. I want to be a strawberry when I grow up!

  • Those pictures are stunning and fit perfectly with my name for you; Mother of Blogger, Queen of Photography! See told you… 😀 ♥

  • Absolutely Stunning Berry 🙂 Your photographs as well as Aida’s! I’m off to The Skin Fair! I love Glam Affair!

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  • Thank you all so much. The PS tutorial may take me a bit, I’m in the middle of a bunch of projects and need some time to sort out how I’ll do it, but hopefully as soon as I can. <3

  • Ladyvelvetrose

    Im so sad!! Ive been at Enfant Terrible and walked it three times…sadly to my dismay the gorgeous crown you are wearing is no longer in the Gatchas…….Very sad day indeed! But the bright note is you look FAB TAB U LOUS……

  • Ladyvelvetrose, because it’s currently at The Arcade. I have it linked in my credits.

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