Inspiration

I get ALOT of fashion magazines. So many my husband complains about how they take up all the space in our mailbox when more than one arrives on the same day. While my RL has been so busy of late I have not had time to read them all, and I refuse to cancel them. Well, I have cancelled some of them, but not all of them. Instead I make neat little piles in a back room of all the unread magazines and slowly make my way through them.

It had been a suggestion to me as a new aspiring SL model back in my days at the AVENUE modeling school to subscribe to RL fashion magazines for inspiration. I did that and that is how long I have been getting these magazines…four + years now or so, so my piles of them in the back room of my house really aren’t that small. I will only part with the magazines once I have read through them for any inspiration.

I finally had time to try to capture some of what inspired me from the September 2017 Allure magazine, namely an article on Helen Mirren.

My take:

Inspired by Mirren

My take:

More Mirren

I’ve realized that I am the sort who enjoys prompts. What I mean is on my RL educator blog, I was part of a year long blogging club where prompts were given. I found that those prompts did amazing things for the frequency of my posting and what I posted about. I have not found any blogging prompts that would suit this blog, and I want to take more photos thanks to my ongoing involvement with VISIONAIRE, so I thought I would look not only for fashion and styling inspiration in the RL fashion magazines I get, but for photography inspiration.

Where do you get your inspiration to blog? Share with me in the comments blow. 🙂

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Silly Blogs Again!

Hello!

I know it has been a while. I am sure at some point all SL bloggers are like “Sorry everyone, RL!” I seem to say that a lot, but its true. RL is the reason I don’t always blog, which is why I retired from regular blogging so I wasn’t letting designers down. Instead I help Wicca manage her bloggers and do the other things I enjoy in SL with the time RL allows.

I find SL photography to be soothing and I have taken some photos recently that I haven’t placed here on my blog. I suppose I could insert them now in case you missed them, they were all inspired thanks to the latest round of VISIONAIRE. I love being reminded of what tools are available to us in SL to create something we find appealing. I cannot recommend VISIONAIRE enough. It is an incredible experience. Even as someone who has been through it a few times, you always come out with something new each time. What is cool is graduates are allowed to attend future rounds of VISIONAIRE courses at no extra cost and many graduates take advantage of that perk.

A little bit of depth

The Cactus

Playing with Projectors

Dreaming of better place

My latest image (below) was inspired because I changed my skin again and because I love rompers. I loved my Skinnery skin (above) but I wanted a bit more from the eyebrows…like being able to have a no brow feature, which that particular skin did not have. So now I am wearing an ItGirls skin which I am loving. I pulled out one of my favorite rompers and caught up on all the past Powder Packs for Lelutka and came out with this:

Feathers

So now let me get bloggie with this…

head | Lelutka Simone
body | Maitreya Lara
skin | ItGirls
hair | Grande (with bangs) by Truth Hair
make up | alaskametro<3 “Lumina” makeup palette – Powder Pack July (Lelutka)
necklace | BALACLAVA!! Tail Feather Necklace (green pheasant) [for FLF 2013.10.04]
romper | :: Purple Moon :: Who Romper Bohemia
pose | Devilish Poses by Linda Reddevil

I didn’t take a close up of the nails but they are by my favorite nail polish designer Giela Delpaso of Nailed It. The set I am wearing is the beach set and it is currently at On9. It also comes with a water set and they work with a lot of hands so chances are they work with your mesh hands!

Another version of myself

Thanks for reading!

 

 

#MODELCASTING – HASHTAGbyVISIONAIRE – #VISIONAIRESL

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HASHTAG by VISIONAIRE is opening its doors to the public! We are holding our first and only #MODELCASTING for HASHTAG by VISIONAIRE planned for 2015. All the information you need is attached below. Selected models will join our family of 42 models and be part of the HASHTAG by VISIONAIRE Fashion Mob team after they complete orientation conducted by our staff.

Date : 21 February 2015
Time : 12 Noon SLT

All the information you need can be found at :
http://www.visionairesl.com/modelcasting-hashtag-by-visionaire/

See you at #MODELCASTING!

HASHTAG by VISIONAIRE

Website      http://www.VISIONAIRESL.com
Twitter        http://www.twitter.com/VISIONAIRESL
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VISIONAIRE Institute is now accepting applications!

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You read the title of this post correctly! It is time to begin accepting applications to our Spring 2015 classes at VISIONAIRE Institute!

Please complete the application online at: http://goo.gl/forms/d1XlZdY9yT

You can view the course details at: http://bit.ly/16BatJI

Closing date for applications is FEBRUARY 28, 2015

Please join the VISIONAIRE group at secondlife:///app/group/6853fce3-aba3-1f43-039c-842a7382b8ee/about to stay informed of the latest!

Follow us on social media:
Website: VISIONAIRESL.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/VISIONAIRESL #VISIONAIRESL
Facebook: http://bit.ly/VISIONAIRESL_FB
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Institute: http://bit.ly/VISIONAIRE_FB

Sincerely,
WrenNoir Cerise | DEAN
Nariko Okawa | DEAN
Silly Avro | MANAGER

#MUSIC Fashion Mob #VISIONAIRESL

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Inspired by two pieces of #MUSIC, models of HASHTAG by VISIONAIRE will be showcasing outfits on our second Fashion Mob #MUSIC. Come join us in your very own inspired outfit (if you want to) at 1pm SLT today!

Date : 7 February 2015
Time : 1PM SLT
Location : http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Kessel/202/194/30
Music Inspirations: http://wp.me/p5Affo-8v

Upon arrival, you will receive two key items from us for you to fully enjoy your HASHTAG Experience. You are also advised to access our Radio Stream http://radio.visionairesl.com:8028/ on your browser for your listening pleasure during the show. (Click on the Listen button on the top bar and open the file with your desired Media Player)

You may also want to post your SL snapshots to our Twitter @VISIONAIRESL with the hashtag #VISIONAIRESL

See you at #MUSIC!

HASHTAG by VISIONAIRE

Website      http://www.VISIONAIRESL.com
Twitter        http://www.twitter.com/VISIONAIRESL
Facebook   http://bit.ly/VISIONAIRESL_FB
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Pinterest    http://bit.ly/VISIONAIRESL_P

#ZODIAC Fashion Mob #VISIONAIRESL

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Come join models of HASHTAG by VISIONAIRE in their debut Fashion Mob #ZODIAC happening less than 2 hours from the time of this post. Models are styling outfits inspired by their own SL zodiac signs according to their SL Rezz Date and you are welcome to style your outfit to your own SL zodiac too!

Date : 31 January 2015
Time : 10am SLT
Location : http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Selidor/115/81/37
(if sim is full, please proceed to adjacent sim – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Athan/155/2/21

You are also advised to access our Radio Stream http://radio.visionairesl.com:8028/ on your browser for your listening pleasure during the show. You may also want to post your SL snapshots to our Twitter @VISIONAIRESL with the hashtag #VISIONAIRESL

See you there!

HASHTAG by VISIONAIRE

Website      http://www.VISIONAIRESL.com
Twitter        https://twitter.com/VISIONAIRESL
Facebook   http://bit.ly/VISIONAIRESL_FB
Google+    http://bit.ly/VISIONAIRESL_G
Pinterest    http://bit.ly/VISIONAIRESL_P

 

New Horizons

Hello Readers!

I have been aching to blog so much more than I have of late, but there is only so much time in the day!  RL & SL have gotten very demanding, but I did that to myself and I enjoy the things I am involved in in both worlds.

This weekend was a big one for me.  Not only did I have Colour of Couture’s Charity Challenge, I had SCALA Models Academy graduation which was SCALA’s first official production.  I was thrilled not only to be invited to be a model for SCALA, but asked to be a part of the staff and the graduation show contained a bit of my work as a script writer, as well as that of my very talented sis Liat Reina.  My congratulations go out to all the talented new SCALA graduates!  I so enjoyed watching them tear up the runway! Then there was the VISIONAIRE Graduation Exhibit, which was the culmination of my SL photography classes.  I cannot say enough how unique an experience this was, and how much it helped me to grow as an SL photographer.  I still have a lot to learn, but what I can do now, as compared to before VISIONAIRE, is simply incredible to me. Learning from Nariko and Wren was amazing, and the other VISIONAIRE trainees were so very supportive and inspiring.  I have really experienced nothing else quite like it in SL.

Silly's CoC Practice

The photo above comes courtesy of my sweet sis Liat.  Words cannot express the extent of my feelings for her. She was a wonderful audience for me as I practiced for the Charity Challenge and gave me much constructive criticism and feedback.

The gist of the challenge was to propose a charity event that I would make a reality if selected to be Miss Colour of Couture.  For me, the choice of charities was simple, Guide Dogs of America (GDA). I have been involved with GDA for several years and have served as a volunteer puppy raiser, raising three wonderful dogs for them.  There is something about the amazing ways animals can help us and those with disabilities that touch me deeply.  As I prepared for this challenge I realized that my charity might be a bit too regional to appeal to the very global community of Second Life.  So I did a bit of research and discovered Assistance Dogs International (ADI), a coalition of non-profit assistance and service dog organizations that hail from around the globe.  I was thrilled to learn the GDA was a part of this coalition.  So my proposal was for a charity event in SL that would benefit ADI and in turn all of its member organizations.

In case you are interested in the text on Liat’s photo, there is an ongoing joke amongst the CoC candidates that stems from my inability to type “high-5” as “^5.”  Apparently I have an aversion to hitting those keys right and my ^5 comes out 6%. *laughs*  I love it when the CoC candidates 6% each other.  It really makes me smile and gives me a good laugh.  That just doesn’t get old.  I can’t speak highly enough about the other candidates.  They are a fine group of ladies and I am so very pleased to be competing with them.

I can’t post a photo and not credit it if I am able. In Liat’s photo my outfit is called “Don’t Hold Your Breath” from Liv Glam and was a part of the recent Style Icon Fashion Fair. My hair is from Tram, and shoes were “Maggie” a heel available for Fifty Linden Fridays for Slink High Feet by .fri.  My dog is Manticore and the slide projector and screen are by Seven Emporium.  I LOVE this slide projector and I was sooooo excited to do an actual slide show in SL.  It has been AGES since I had done one and I had soooo much fun making the slides for it.

Immediately following my Charity Challenge was SCALA Model’s Academy’s graduation.  Congratulations to Danity Mynx, Trouble Dethly, Winter Zhukovsky, LolaPandora, LuceMia, Deborah Vos, Leezah Kaddour, Sungyoung, Zoomy Bluebird, Christopher Law, Aely White, AliceAmber, and PetraAlexander!

As a part of my final for VISIONAIRE I was tasked with photographing two of the SCALA trainees.

Danity Profile

I first met Danity Mynx as a Glam Girl contestant for Liv Glam.  I thought her styling for that contest was fun and creative and I had to get to know her.  We have been friends ever since and I was thrilled to be assigned to take her photograph.

Trouble Profile

Trouble Dethly I recall seeing at the 2nd public casting for Style Kingdom Magazine.  He stood out to me mainly because of his name.  Like my own avi name I found it amusing.  I didn’t say anything to him then primarily because I didn’t want it to appear I was hitting on him or flirting in some way.  I was pleased to get to know him better since and know that he doesn’t consider me a scary stranger anymore. *chuckles*

Please visit my Flickr to see the rest of the photos I took of these very special and talented models.

VISIONAIRE GRADUATE EXHIBITION

Lastly there is the VISIONAIRE graduate exhibition.  I have never taken so many photos in such a short time as I did with this final!  I LOVED it though and truly enjoyed setting up a gallery to exhibit my work.  I still cannot believe that it is over and that Nariko and Wren consider me a colleague instead of a student.  I was honored from the start that even without photography experience Nariko would have me as the VISIONAIRE manager, assisting her and Wren with managing the institute and its students.

Sophie Profile

The above is my version of Sophie.  The shape was one given to all of us…the exact same no modify shape.  We could then do with it what we would.  I put on a beautiful skin by Izara Zutka of 7 Deadly S{k}ins called Tina B3b and told my story of Sophie. I wanted to tell a tragic love story, and the story that emerged was loosely based on Dante’s Divine Comedy and the story of Francesca and Paolo. If you visit my gallery you will see a sign at the entry that gives out some bonus information.  I also have a guest book, so please do sign it.

The jewelry in the photo is Polly by Mandala, the gown is Free Romance – Frozen by Living Imagination, the hair is Amita by EMO-tions, the eyes are IKON Eternal Eyes in Hazel, and the makeup is Wrath M1 DEF by 7 Deadly S{k}ins.

There are currently two exhibitions.  One is on the same sim as the SCALA graduation, and the other is on the SCALA/Visionaire home land.  You can see the press release and get SLurls to both if you visit Nariko’s blog post.

So I think I have caught you up on the latest.  Oh, there is one more thing! Coming up this Saturday, April 19th at 1pm SLT is SCALA’s 2nd production…a LivGlam fashion show and it is my first time serving as a producer, so I am very excited!  More info to come on that show very soon, but do mark your calendars!

Thank you for reading!
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“You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.”
~ William Faulkner