Item of the Week #2

Hello Readers!

I have LOVED seeing you participate in IOTW.  The helmet shots we saw were awesome!  It is time to declare the next item!


First off I have to tell you what a journey these photos have been.  If you are a frequent reader of my blog you will know that Nariko Okawa is a dear friend of mine and I work with her on her new project VISIONAIRE. Over the course of our friendship she has slipped me lil photo tips here and there which I have applied and improved with.  I show her my photos for her advice on how I can improve and I really feel I have seen a steady improvement.  So why do I share this with you? Because she made the photos for this blog post quite the learning experience.

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iotw_wings2_009_logo_cbI fell in love with these wings (Arm Wings-black) by Aliza Karu of AD Creations.  I had wanted to use them in a styling but hadn’t found the right one yet.  Good thing for ITOW!  I went to Annwn Willows and the feel of the sim was perfect.  The note card given on arrival really puts you into the frame of mind of the place.  I love music and I love that the sim owner provided a YouTube link to set the soundtrack of your visit.  I kept replaying it (I was there that long) and then remembered I had an Olafur Arnalds station already set up on my Pandora so I used that to fuel my exploration and photography.

The above photo met with Nariko’s approval from an editing stand point, but it is largely my modus operandi…carefully taken ultra snapshots, a lil cropping, and a logo/signature.

iotw_wings_002_logoAMy initial snaps were too dark so Nariko brightened these for me to show me the difference…

iotw_wings2_004_logoAAnd then she helped me do it myself and lay in a background…

iotw_wings2_007_BSo needless to say my mind was blown.  I retired my Gimp and am now fully on board with PhotoShop.  Applications for Nariko’s VISIONAIRE Institute are now closed, but I urge you to watch the results of the work of those who will be a part of this first batch via Flickr and to apply in the future should you desire more out of your SL photography skills.

| S T Y L E   C A R D |

hair > .:EMO-tions:. * ARADIA */black

skin > Deesses Skins: Alicia – bald eyebrows – ice frappe

eyes > IKON ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Pale Silver

make up > Madrid Solo- Soft Sacrifices- Eyes & Lips- Silver

wings > AD Creations by Aliza Karu – Arms wings – black

jewelry (head piece and chest piece) > LaGyo_Misaku

skirt > Dead Dollz Catrina Skirt

Thank you for reading and can’t wait you see your wings!


“Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly.”
― Langston Hughes

Paris and Judas

Hello Readers!

I am on a blogging roll!  Now I am sharing with you the latest from 7 Deadly S{k}ins, Baoba, and Dead Dollz.

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7ds 122813_001_frontIzara Zuta of 7 Deadly S{k}ins is on a roll herself with all the lovely skin she is producing.  Silvia is wearing:

skin > 7 Deadly s{K}ins – Paris

eyes > IKON ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Celtic Green

lashes > *MC* “Falsies” by MonCherie

hair > BUFFY by Herve Faenzo, Browns (Chocolate) [former Collabor88 item]

hat > “Delicaty Red ” by BaObA (Available at this round of The Couturier’s Docks.  I have been a long time fan of the couture head wear by Baoba and this one does not disappoint.)

necklace >:[P]:- Krysis Chain:// Marah-Gold by The Plastik

dress > Rowena by Dead Dollz (This one is not a super new release, but it is recent and I LOVE the detail in this dress.  I HAD to blog it!)

gloves > [Belgravia] Jessamine Gloves – Nero Leather

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Then we have the handsome Judas…

7ds judas 2_001eSilvester is wearing:

skin > 7 Deadly s{K}ins – Judas Body 1 Tone3

eyes > IKON ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Celtic Green

hair > Amacci Hair Seth ~ Dark Brown

necklace > .:EMO-tions:. * ULTRA * necklace (group gift)

earrings > Darkness Falls Mens Earrings (Chop Zuey Group Gift)

outfit > GizzA – December Group Gift [Male]

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All photos were taken on location at The Rose Theater and all poses used were Posesion.

Thank you for reading and do be sure to check my SLurls page for your shopping needs!


“Every great man nowadays has his disciples, and it is usually Judas who writes the biography.”
― Oscar Wilde, The Critic as Artist