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Monday, December 29, 2014

Happy Happy New Year for V. Lenoirre & Variposa!

Hi everyone! I just wanted to say Happy New Year! May your 2015 be successful and the best yet! Remember the good times and the goodness around you. Don't dwell on the wrongs or fails of the past, those are lessons to keep in mind and those lessons should inspire us to work on improving ourselves and our lives. In life, we are given chances and we should take them and choose to do what is right.

Here I am wearing Noel by Just Darling. Thank you to Gabriella Karillion! You rock, girl! She is one of the sweetest women I know in SL and I'm proud to call her my friend.



Also, some news from me is that my business is being re-branded as Variposa. Variposa is a play on the Spanish word mariposa which means "butterfly". Like the butterfly, I have grown into what I am now. I know I still have room to grow. The "vari" part is from the word variety. I try to have a variety of positions and styles in my poses. I can do emo, stylish, even role play. I believe that the sky is the limit. Our imagination has no boundaries if we let it roam free and we embrace openness and creativity. Free your mind is just one of my beliefs.

My new logo can be seen on facebook in my V. Lenoirre group and it's at flickr at the V. Lenoirre & Variposa group as well as marketplace.

New poses will be released after New Year's probably.

Have warm, happy holidays and I hope to see you in 2015!

Love and regards,

Victoria Lenoirre

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Unconventional Christmas pose...Driven to Tears

Hi lovelies!

Sorry for the late response. It's a busy time of year.

I'm here with a new pose. I thought about what to do for Christmas besides winter landscapes. As you know by now, I am a huge fan of Sting AKA Gordon Sumner. The song Driven to Tears might have been one of the youtube suggestions for me. I adore Youtube.

The song is about poverty and it asks us how we react to it. What do we do to help? Christmas is a time for charity and helping others. I hope you all know just how lucky you are to live in a warm home and be with family. There are always people worse off than we are. Are we doing enough to help them? Winter is harsh and the nights can be hardest for the homeless on the street or for the orphans living in orphanages or in foster homes. Things we have should never be taken for granted.

How can you say that you're not responsible?
What does it have to do with me?
What is my reaction, what should it be?
Confronted by this latest atrocity

Driven to tears

Hide my face in my hands, shame wells in my throat
My comfortable existance is reduced to a shallow meaningless party
Seems that when some innocent die
All we can offer them is a page in a some magazine
Too many cameras and not enough food
'Cos this is what we've seen



I took this at the wonderful FateIsland by Damie Fate. It's one of the best sims I've ever seen. He makes excellent clothes for men and women. He is the founder of FateWear and coldLogic.

I drew in tears in Photoshop. I felt like it needed that extra effect.

The blue color on the banister is thanks to the Lumipro projector. I wanted to make the image feel cold. I played with the red and it made the nose red like she was crying for awhile. She looks cold too.



Styling:

eyes: IKON
hair: little bones Golden ribs
dress: (2Chez) Santa dress in rigged and fitted mesh
boots: Fri.day Maggie boots from Collabor88
hands: Slink elegant

On MP


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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Haunted from the Fifty Shades of Grey movie...

Hey everyone!

Back with a new release. I saw the latest trailer for the Fifty Shades of Grey movie and I was inspired to create a new pose set. As you know, there's a lot of BDSM material in the book. So...this is my first BDSM pose set ever. And I'm nervous about it...it's unknown territory for me and I want to get the flavor and tone of BDSM in it.

I call it Haunted after the Beyonce song that plays in the trailer. Beyonce has an amazing, distinctive voice.


The Fifty Shades of Grey series follows Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele as they explore their love and relationship with a mix of vanilla sex and BDSM. I was inspired by a picture from the movie filming from google images. The movie will be in theaters by Valentine's day. Are you looking forward to it? The lead actor, Jamie Dornan (Sheriff Graham from Once Upon a Time series) has stated that he won't appear in the movie completely naked.


But I'm really interested in how Jamie portrays the complex character of Christian and how he and his costars interact. Those who don't know, Fifty Shades of Grey is a fan fiction inspired by Twilight. Christian is a lot like Edward except Edward isn't a sadist. 

Styling cards:

Her:
hair: Aida dark browns
eyelids: Slink closed mesh lids
necklace: EMO-tions Endless love
lingerie: Blacklace Immoral in black
hands: Slink Elegant hands
silk cuffs: blue silk cuffs by V. (included with pose set)

Him:
hair: EXILE High and Dry dark browns
eyelids: Slink closed mesh lids
shirt: Gabriel loose tie & shirt

This product is listed as adult on marketplace so be sure to log in and make sure you can view adult content.


Soon to be made available inworld.

Have fun and I leave you with the Fifty Shades of Grey trailer.

- Vic




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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Dressing like an Indian, great ethnic wear from Zaara

Hi friends and followers!

I wanted to show you a cool outfit I put together this week. I am a big fan of the Indian culture, the ones in Asia. I actually grew up watching Bollywood/Hindi movies starring Aishwarya Rai, Aamir Khan, Salman Khan and other talented Indian actors. They wear such elaborate outfits when they dance or when they sort of sing...a person behind the scenes is doing all the singing. If you pay attention, the vocals in pretty much every film sounds the same. It's like how Marni Nixon sang Natalie Wood's songs and Audrey Hepburn's songs for West Side Story and My Fair Lady in American musicals, even Christopher Plummer was dubbed in The Sound of Music. He hated it but the arrangement worked out well and it made him look more handsome, I think. It made him appear even more dignified than he already was.

I posed at The Trace on the last day it was open. Minutes after I arrived Kylie Jaxxon sent a sim notice that the sim would be closing soon. I am sad that it's gone but grateful that I got to see it before it was too late. She says it'll be closed indefinitely. I thanked her before I left that morning. I wish her well. If you check her profile, there is a flickr group you can join. This picture will be added to the flickr group.

Apanē cārōṁ ōra duniyā mahasūsa - Feel the world around you

hair: /Wasabi pills Jean mesh hair browns
circlet: EMO-tions Maylea circlet
nosering: Zaara Ayanna nosering clear
earrings: Zaara Jhumka earrings clear
outfit: Zaara Chandni Lehenga Turquoise

I'm hoping to find time and inspiration to create my own Bollywood themed poses.

Have fun and enjoy the art!

- Victoria Lenoirre

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Monday, November 3, 2014

November is here and last thoughts on October...

Hi everyone!

I apologize for being quiet on here. October has been busy for me in RL and SL.

Last month I was excited about the Mystic Realms Faire and I started a Legendary Ladies photo series. I will have more coming. I love the outfits Kouse's Sanctum, Pure Poison, and The Muses came out with. I went to the Faire about 3 times, a record for me. I don't usually shop a lot but I found lots of goodies. The photos are on my flickr.

Lovely Iseult

So I've been busy showing off outfits and buying poses. My favorite pose brand of the month is Di's Opera. She is partnered to July Raymaker of Manifeste and I thought, "How cool!" I will check out Manifeste soon. Di Hoorenbeek has some great avant garde poses.

Mystical Princess Aurora


Another bit of SL news, I started doing custom animation work again. I'm happy about it and this time will be better. I will limit the number of clients I take on. Before Halloween I was approached by Meli Imako's business manager...I was floored! She sells so many great full perm items and clothes and now I'm working for her! It is such a great honor and compliment for me.

RL, I'm going back to school for an Associate's degree. I'm looking forward to a brighter future.

So anyway...October was a great month for me, lots happening! I hope you all had a great Halloween! Mine was a quiet affair, the way I prefer it.

For this month, you should check out Uber Macabre, collabor88, FaMeshed, and Fantasy Gacha Carnival. The Fantasy Gacha opens to the public tomorrow...really looking forward to it. I will keep posting photos from my shopping excursions as often as I can! There are so many cool items to be discovered and bought this season!!!

I will be back with a pose as soon as I can!

Thanks for the support everyone!

- Victoria Lenoirre




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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Disturbia For Two released!

Hi everyone, are you ready for Halloween? I'm not but I'm preparing for it. No wonder on what I'll be for Halloween in SL. I will post a pic or two when I do know. Thanks for those who follow me on flickr, really appreciate it and I love following others on flickr.

So my latest is another Halloween pose only it's for 2 avatars! I missed doing couple poses. It's always a challenge but when I get it about right, it's so very rewarding. I hope you like it!



I wanted to add to my Disturbia collection. So far there is Disturbia, Disturbia 2, and now this is 3! Can I get in a 4? Let's see...

If you notice, the female avatar is wearing the exact same thing as in the other releases.

The new element is Julio. He has made his comeback, complete with a few upgrades. I decided to give him an edgy look. The red eye makeup really grabs the attention and brings the focus onto his handsome face.


Him:
skin: Clef de Peau Martin T5 by Marcopol Oh (brilliantly done!)
hair: Dura boy 50 in black
shirt/pants: Alejandro Male outfit FashionNatic
shoes: Alejandro Male outfit FashionNatic
eye makeup: Madrid Solo -Male Designs- Urban Legend
mask: Zibska ~Harbinger~ includes shoulder ornament or paudron

My pose can be found on MP.

Have a great weekend and speak soon!

_Victoria Lenoirre



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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Disturbia 2 pose is out!

Hi lovelies!

I'm back with a new pose. It was created last month but I hadn't gotten around to taking a photo and packaging it for sale. Real life makes everyone busy, you know?

Disturbia 2 is also inspired by Rihanna's Disturbia song. I remember hearing it every day at the gym when I would walk in to start my workout. It has a great beat to get the heart pumping and it got me going even on a groggy morning.

This pose signified disturbia to me because it shows a person feeling confused and disturbed in their mind. The hand over the forehead suggests distress and pain. If you want to cover the hand with hair, I recommend you try a voluminous hair like TRUTH Vixen or Lelutka Blythe. I liked this hair and it just felt right to use it again. It is the same hair I used in my first Disturbia pose.


I shot this pose at H220, a sim created by Miuccia Klaar and Squonk Levenque. It will be gone by October 31st, sad news. I think it's the best rain sim I've ever been to in SL. You really must visit it now. The attention to detail and the windlight is terrific!

The hair, Hikari, is wet and straggly looking so it worked great at this location. If you zoom in, you can see the hair has water droplets on it, I like how rika Oyen textured it like that.

Styling:

hair: ARGRACE Hikari Classy browns
shirt: {dolle*} 038 long sleeve ripped t-shirt black
belly jewelry: Earthstones labradorite belly crystal
jeans: IAF Ripped jeans bleached (non mesh)
footwear: Slink flat
lipstick: MONS Lipstick Dominant 2 cream
eyes: Closed eye makeup by Boudoir

Pose inworld.
Pose on MP.

Have fun and enjoy the art!

- Victoria Lenoirre


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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Disturbia pose

Hi everyone!

I know it's not October yet, but I thought I'd get started on holiday poses. This is a Halloween pose, Disturbia.

I thought I'd get a head start.



This has always been one of my favorite songs by Rihanna. The music video is really cool. I like the makeup, the hair, and just the overall eerie feel to it.

Getting the concept for this pose was very difficult. I didn't want it to look like just another scary pose. I played around in blender. I also thought about body positions in weird videos and films. So this is what I came up with.


Styling:
hair: *ARGRACE* Hikari browns
eyes: IKON
eye & lip makeup: Madrid Solo Insanity Plea
shirt: {dolle} long sleeved ripped t-shirt
pants: IAF Ripped jeans
shoes: NyDesigns

Here on marketplace.

I will be releasing a video soon. So stay tuned!

Vic


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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

First ever V. Lenoirre promo video!

Hey, there!

You will not believe this! Besides poses, I can now create videos in SL!


Locations and credits are found in the video. I can see this becoming a regular thing for me. I had fun prepping and filming it. And can you believe I spent hours editing the video just for an over 3 minute clip? It sounds incredible but video editing can be challenging.

I have so much more respect for people who edit and create videos now. It definitely has its challenges.

Have a great rest of the week and I hope to be back here with a new pose soon!

Vic



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Monday, September 1, 2014

What is she wearing in September BOSL 2014?

Hi everyone!

So I was featured in an interview in the September 2014 Issue of Best of SL Magazine. It was an excellent interview written by CompE Lockwood and photos were by LarryB Writer.

At least one woman wondered about what I was wearing in one of the photos. I was in a rush to style for it and I styled every outfit by myself. So I decided to post what I was wearing on my blog.



hair: Lelutka Kate in Overcooked shade
dress: Mon Cheri Sachi Flare Dress Milk
shoes: NyD Slink heels

To read the interview online go here.

Hope you all had a great weekend! Have a wonderful week!

-Victoria


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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Am I wrong? by V. Lenoirre

Hi everyone!

So I've been working hard. I will have a bit more free time now.

This latest pose is inspired by the song, Am I wrong by Nico & Vinz. I love the music video for it. The melody and the lyrics are really contemplative. The ambience is unique.



After much thought I decided I wanted to make it a pose that could go well with a car or a counter. Jules is a good friend of mine and I decided that I really wanted to show off with one of her latest cars, the 2000 GT.

This pose has attitude and poise. There's a defiant tilt to the chin and the positioning of the neck. The arms are supporting her as is the bent knee.

Nico's song really resonated with me. He asks some good questions about what society expects of him like why he should not think outside the box. Growing up, I would question people around me and I still do. Is it wrong to wonder about the world and people?

Am I wrong for thinking out the box from where I stay?
Am I wrong for saying that I choose another way?

I ain't tryna do what everybody else doing
Just cause everybody doing what they all do
If one thing I know, I'll fall but I'll grow
I'm walking down this road of mine, this road that I call home

So am I wrong
For thinking that we could be something for real?
Now am I wrong
For trying to reach the things that I can't see?

But that's just how I feel,
That's just how I feel
That's just how I feel
Trying to reach the things that I can't see

Car is the 2000 GT from [Surplus Motors] in white.

Styling:

hair: /wasabi pills Julia mesh
eyes: IKON Wight
dress: {TD} Andi


Marketplace: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Am-I-wrong-pose-by-V-Lenoirre/6323382

Take care,

Vic





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Saturday, August 9, 2014

What do you want from me? Latest from V. Lenoirre.

Hello everyone!

I hope you all are well. It's August already...wow! Summer went by so fast. I hope you all have enjoyed it and will continue to enjoying it until Fall arrives. I'm always sad when summer ends.

I'm back with a new pose. I call it What do you want from me...pose. It is inspired by a song by Adam Lambert. I saw a photo and I thought of that song.


What do you want from me... pose is edgy and elegant. That glance towards the camera can be one of frustration, anger, despair...and you may want to try wearing an emote HUD. At one time in our lives at least we have felt like our efforts toward a goal are useless. We don't know what to do or say. We don't know if we want to keep trying or to just give up.

It can work for women or men. And I did shorten my shape. So if you're 7' or taller, you will need to get shorter.

With this pose my focus was on the top half, the eyes and the arms and torso.

I have wanted to do a pose with a car for awhile. This is my first try. The car is LFA Black by [Surplus Motors] by Jules Catlyn. It is modelled after the Lexus LFA. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lexus_LFA

Jules makes excellent cars. She was featured in the April 2014 issue of BOSL Magazine. Jules is wonderful and her customer service is top notch! You should join her customer group for updates about new releases, gifts, and sales news. She even runs contests every now and then.

Styling info

hair: EXILE Pickup Lines
eyes: IKON Spectral Grey
eyeshadow: MONS Mystery
lipstick:   MONS Dominant
shirt:   BLOKC Off Shoulder Top
belly jewel: Earthstones belly crystal labradorite
pants: Alyce - Zia pants
shoes: [Gos] Eva Slingback



You can try the pose here inworld.

Pose is also here.

Have fun and enjoy the art!

~V. Lenoirre


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Thursday, July 31, 2014

What now?

Hey everyone!

I am back for a bit with a new pose. I call it What Now. The inspiration is Rihanna's What now song.



What now is about frustration and wanting to scream. Do you ever feel like that? This song really made me feel sad about the loves I lost or didn't pursue in the past. People can disappoint you just when you think you have them figured out sometimes. In time, you hope you understand and things work out in your favor.


Styling for this was fun. The hair is from Hair Fair 2014. I didn't visit as many times as I wanted but I did find this nice style. I kept the notecard of stores who participated so I will check them as time allows.

For this shoot I actually wore jewelry and nails. It's a big deal for me. I usually focus on hair and the outfit. The nails are for regular hands so you don't need to wear Slink hands. They're from MANDALA. Bangles and necklace are from Maxi Gossamer. The bangles are 2 different sets.

The sandals are made to be worn with SLink high feet and can be worn in gold or silver. I chose to go with silver. I love how dainty they look.

Styling credits:

hair: [enVogue] HAIR Natalie Dark BROWNS
lipstick: Moonshadow dark red gloss
eyeliner: Mock Mile High Nude Too eye/liner
eyes: KMADD mesh Promise eyes
nails: [Mandala] nail Palette 1 medium, nails are in white
necklace: MG Ashira Teardrop
bangles: MG Boho Bangles & MG Athena in silver
dress: TuTy's Long tail dress Fitted Mesh in white
sandals: :)(: Clara Sandals Gold & Silver, sandals are in silver
feet: SLink High feet

Pose is now available on marketplace.
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/What-Now-pose-by-V-Lenoirre/6253800

~ Victoria Lenoire

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Newness coming soon!

Hey everyone! Sorry for being inactive. Life has been busy. I will have something new out soon! I've started to get back to styling and tinkering this weekend. I'm eager to  get back in the groove again.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend! Be you and be happy!

Love,

Vic
xo



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Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th!

I hope you all had a great holiday, those in the US. Have a great weekend everyone!

I needed a break from creating. Soon I will be back with more poses.

Here's a photo I finished yesterday.



For days I've been practicing my photo editing skills. Progress is slow but it's different than from what I did before. Can you see how the skin looks smoother?

Desk chair is from epia. Eyes are Madrid Solo. Hair is DeLa Mia.

Happy 4th! :)

Vic

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Desert Rose 3 is out now!

Hey everyone!

Great news, I have released Desert Rose 3. I created it last month but I did not want to release it without the silk scarf. Making the scarf this time was harder than I expected. It is 8 prims. I have included a notecard with the positioning that worked for me. You can move it up or to the right or left, but it should probably be in the same area or around the same area.

I love that song by Sting. It's exotic and it calls to me. It's beautiful and so profound.



There might be more in the series. If you've been following my progress for awhile you'll know that Desert Rose is my first ever pose series. It's a fabulous song that just inspires me. There are so many songs I'd like to cover and I have so many ideas and outfits I want to get. Sadly, there isn't enough money to get them all. Haha but I manage well enough.

I'm wearing another great outfit from ~Soedara~. Marbella does great with the silks and the jewelry. I know I will visit her store again.



What she wears:

hair: TRUTH Stephania blacks & whites
eyes: KMADD Promise eyes
outfit: ~Soedara~ Tarantia d'or  including the jewelrys, the PG top is sold separately
footwear: Slink AVEnhance female flat

Pose is now available here at my newest mall spot in Aftermath: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Unabated/107/234/1973

Have fun and enjoy the art!

-Victoria Lenoirre



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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Princess of China pose now on Marketplace!


Hi everyone!

I wanted to let you know that Princess of China is now at Marketplace! https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Princess-of-China-pose-by-V-Lenoirre/6112428

I just needed some time for myself. One only has a birthday once a year, twice if you count that you have it once in Asia and then again on the North America side.

I'm working on a new pose. I will post pics when I can.

Have a great weekend!

Victoria Lenoirre


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Saturday, June 7, 2014

Princess of China pose coming soon! and birthday

Hi friends and supporters,                                                                                                                             
I'm back with a brand new pose just in time for my birthday in RL. I want to celebrate my heritage and celebrate the ancient Chinese culture. With over five thousand years of culture, the Chinese have really established themselves in the world as a country to earn respect and awe for their achievements and successes. I have also been learning Mandarin for many years. Though it is one of the most difficult languages to learn, it has proved to be a worthwhile experience. I am proud of my heritage. I am not ashamed of who I am anymore. People can hate me for being different but it can never change who I am. No one is less for being what they are.                                                                                                                                     




I was also inspired by the Coldplay song Princess of China featuring Rihanna.



Styling for this shoot proved to be very difficult. I could not wear a kimono since that is traditional Japanese dress. The dress I ended up wearing is from the We <3 RP event from March or April I believe. I chose to wear it in sapphire.


The hair might look a bit Japanese but there really isn't a lot for me to choose from. The hair flower is included. It is so lovely. I found it at marketplace and then I visited the inworld store to grab the demo. Cheveux is the brand and I will definitely check back for new releases.

The sim is not the Great Wall of China sim. I tried to tp over but it might be gone. I was able to find a sim that had at least part of the Great Wall, China Grove in Deimos. It's beautiful. More photos will be included soon!

I want to thank the 1001 font site for providing so many fabulous GIMP fonts. They have pages and pages of Asian-inspired fonts. Did I mention that they are free? Well they are and I keep returning for more.

My styling is below, check it out.


Style details
hair: .:cheveux:.F039 blacks
eyes: IKON Lucid Eyes Abyss
earrings: [MANDALA] Kabuki EARRINGs Gotama Gold
necklace: [MANDALA] Kabuki NECKLACE Gotama Gold
dress: Apsara Regina gown - Blue Sapphire
hands: Slink AV Enhance Hands Female Elegant
nails: Flair Nail HUD Add on set 142

I have decided to release the pose to the public in the next few days. My birthday is Sunday but I'd rather leave the uploading and updating pages for next week.

Have a great weekend!

Victoria Lenoirre


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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You

Hi lovelies!

I am happy to be back at creating. Has it been a week? It seems like longer. In both RL and SL I have been sooo busy. Despite that, I have been tweaking and looking for clothing and pose ideas whenever I can. You got to make the most out of the time you have, right?

This latest is a couple's pose. It's always a challenge to get the limbs to fit well but it is a nice change from always doing single poses. In my opinion, couple poses can have more depth. You have two avatars to convey a mood to the viewer. My work isn't remarkable, but I keep trying. The challenge and the unknown element are what keep me trying. I never know how the photos will turn out. As they say, "I just wing it."



Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You was inspired by two songs. There's the famous song by Frankie Avalon, also featured in Ten Things I Hate About You. Then there's a song from the movie Closer, The Blower's Daughter by Damien Rice. This might be more based on Damien's song. It's just that much more poignant and tender. I'm always entranced by the music video. He is looking at the girl's back as her hair blows in the wind. She is looking ahead of her and it isn't till later that we see that she is aware of his presence.

I didn't like Closer that much. But just to hear the song "The Blower's Daughter," is the best part. Well, Jude Law and Clive Owen are hot, as usual. Natalie Portman looks thin as usual and Julia Roberts is her funny, cheery self.



This couple's pose is about holding the one you love so close and getting lost when looking into his/her eyes. When you love someone so deeply, it's so hard to look away from them. It's hard to be anything but honest. It's hard not to want to be yourself with them. Just being with them is pure bliss and only they exist when you are together.



I really had fun with this pose and the new skybox I bought from Poetica. The wood textures are so realistic.


I took the last 2 photos in my second shoot. The first photo was from the first shoot but I think that first shoot just didn't go as well. I think a lot of it had to do with the timing and the setup. Somehow photos just look better by a window.

Her
hair:* Dura-Girl* 51(Black)
skin: Al vulo!
eyes: IKON Lucid Abyss
gown: Just Darling Trinity Gown black
jewelry: Lazuri Celeste Heirloom set
footwear: Slink flat bare feet

Him
hair: [Underscored] Kitaru realistic browns
skin: Aeros
eyes: Poetic Colors Jade Eyes Dusk
shoes: (epia) dress shoes black



You can find my pose here on MP.
Mainstore is here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Coralshoals/139/167/3804

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Crash and Burn is released

Hi lovelies,

I am finally back with a new release. I call it Crash and Burn after the song by Australian Pop duo Savage Garden. They were one of my favorite bands in the late 90s. I love the lyrics. And it's a meaningful song to me.



The song is so emotional. It's about a person who feels like they just are crashing. It is the singer who is telling the person that he will be there for them "when you need to crash, crash and burn you're not alone."

It's a ground sit/ground crouch.

You'll notice how red my face and chest looks. I'm wearing a series of face and chest tattoos to simulate how beat up I feel, in body and mind. Life will beat us down but we need to remember that there will always be someone to bring us back from the darkness. We are never alone.

I love to be dramatic with my look. Plus I don't know if you can tell but I am wearing a new skin. It is a skin from Al vulo! It's a beautiful skin and I really love all of her skins.

Eyes: IKON Lucid eyes Abyss
Skin: Al vulo!
Hair: Truth Cynthia Midnight black hair
outfit: DE Designs Carmina Black
feet:  Slink flat feet
Tattoo layers:
Coca & Wolf Whipping Marks
::B&C:: Busted lip & black eye - only lip layer
Tabou Tattoo Mistreated box- upper and lower layers

It can be found here.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Victoria Lenoirre

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Feeling Good pose and about Pose Fair

Hi lovelies,

Pose Fair ended on the 3rd. Turn out this year was great. However, I didn't feel like I got enough visibility. So I plan to take part in at least one other sales event this year. Hopefully I will appear in a few more blogs.

I just finished a new pose, a request from a client. I hardly do any pose requests but he was kind and I thought I'd give it a try. I renamed his pose, Feeling Good.


To me this pose shows the confident, curvy woman and how comfortable she is in her own skin. She feels really good about herself. I believe in women being assertive and being very sure in their ability and in who they are. It's hard to be yourself when there are so many pressures and demands imposed on us in our daily lives. But somehow, we all do find out who "me" or "I" am. Why? Because we cannot separate the ego from ourselves, it is so deeply ingrained in our sense of self and in our consciousness.

I hope all of you, women AND men can feel good about you. You just be yourself and make the most out of your life. It truly is a wonderful life.

Styling:
hair: Argrace Haruka Blacks
bikini: [ENVY] Hearts string Bikini Gold
shoes: N-Core Slingback Extreme Heel II White

My pose is here on marketplace:
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Feeling-Good-by-V-Lenoirre/6002532

Have fun and enjoy the art!

Victoria Lenoirre

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Friday, May 2, 2014

Pose Fair 2014

Hey all,

Pose Fair 2014 is ending soon. It ends May 3rd. So sorry I didn't get to post about it sooner. RL got to me. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Desiderium/21/102/257


Above is the entrance to my spot. The sim is black. The theme is night with the stars. Rubystarlight Writer even had star particles. This is her first time chairing Pose Fair.


I added in rose petals on the floor. I have two exclusive poses. Glory of Love and Kiss you all over.


Below is the note on parchment that I placed on the floor for visitors to see. Next to it is a red quill.

It's a great event. Hopefully next year the builds won't be so dark.

Thanks for the support!

Vic
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Save me...and feeling helpless

Hi all!

I am glad to be back once again with a new pose. I will be creating more regularly now that I have an internet connection once again.

For awhile I have been feeling hopeless and like I wanted to be saved. Save me pose is partly inspired by the song, Save me by Remyzero. The song was the theme from Smallville. That show started out great but somewhere down the line it started getting weird. I don't know...maybe when Jimmy Olson was killed off I began to lose interest.



Anyway, the song has always struck a deep chord in me. I felt the pain and helplessness in it....that overwhelming urge to be saved by a hero/heroine and just fly away. At some point in our lives, we want to find escape and peace inside ourselves.

If we just reach out and ask, help will come. Being silent and moaning in our heads never helped. I am the brooding type and I know that I can only get better if I tell another person that I'm not feeling okay. It is okay to admit when we're not feeling good about ourselves.


If you notice, I have included two angles of the same pose. I couldn't decide on which angle I liked best. The beauty of a pose and in photography is that you can look at it from different angles and it'll still look great. This is true especially in SL.

Here is the song:


This is one of the most difficult poses I have ever made. SL avatars don't stretch well. I hope someday that will change. So I did have to edit around the crotch area. I use GIMP so that means I had to use the Iwarp tool, in Photoshop it is the liquify tool. SL still hasn't improved the look of the avatar, I hope someday they do.

As always I attach my style card:

hair: EMO-tions Windblown in black
lingerie: ~Blacklace~ Kiana White Bridal Mesh Corset set
Slink mesh hands casual
Slink mesh flat feet

Have fun and enjoy the art!

~Vic

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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Kiss You All Over...mixing the old with the new

Hi lovelies!

I'm pleased to have finished a new couple pose. It is my last exclusive set for Pose Fair! I have been thinking and thinking about what to show at that huge event and this is what I have come up with. I am so very very excited! It won't be in my store until May 3rd.




I was inspired by the the song Kiss you all over, sung by Exile.  My theme for Pose Fair is about passion and wild love. This song really inspired me to try to capture the ardent regard a man has for his woman. He just wants to hold her and kiss her "till the night closes in."

This is my first product photo that is in black and white. I wanted to highlight the closeness of the couple. The shadows stand out more. Black and white forces the viewer to focus more on shape and form. Sometimes color can distract too much from the model. Many of the best photos have a limited range of colors in them.


Julio is wearing a new skin from Aeros, Teghran. Pi  Rain released it at Skin Fair which ran last month and it is now available in his mainstore. The detail and shading is so brilliant.

On her:
hair:      EMO-tions *Windblown* in deep black
lingerie: ~Blacklace~ Tender Caress in  Blue
shoes: Slink flat barefeet

On him:
skin: Aeros Teghran
hair: MADesigns HAIR ~ BRAD ~ Black
pants: #EROSION-#Leather pants EROS Black in M
shoes: (epia) Dress Shoes Black

Have a great week and be back soon with a new release!

Vic






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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Virtuous Gown by Paisley Daisy

Hi everyone!

I am officially back from my hiatus. It has been hard being in SL from tablet and not being able to take photos or upload.

Today I got this new dress from Paisley Daisy, created by the talented joeylin.

Do check out her store!





As you can see, it is a lovely design in white lace. The detail on this gown is so exquisite and fine. This floor length design can be worn with or without shoes. I chose to be barefoot on the large lily pads outside my brother's house. Here I am just standing on the lily pads in the water.

Fortunately I didn't have to dig around much for a nice updo. The hair I'm wearing is a hair from last year. I just love EXILE hair.

What Vic wears:

hair: EXILE Live Every Moment blacks
dress: Paisley Daisy Hourglass Virtuous
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Nijole/160/24/105
ring: {Indyra} Minika Crystal Flower ring worn on the left hand
feet: Slink flat female feet
pose: See you be brave from V. Lenoirre

That's it for now.

Have fun and enjoy the art!

-Vic






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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Long hiatus

Sorry for not updating, everyone! I lost my laptop due to the network card dying. I am getting a new system this week. I have been on my tablet for a week or so. I expect to be back with new releases by this weekend or next week! I'm crossing my fingers!

Vic

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Take a bow...and a fedora

Hi lovelies,

March 8th is Women's Day, did you know that? A friend told me. I hope all you women felt especially valued that day.

Since Cinderella Beautiful, I've started to pay attention to epia. Verone has some great designs. I got his suit from The Men's Dept for Julio, my malt. He just released a fedora; it is mesh and its position can be edited through the Edit menu. You can also resize it by touching it for a menu. The menu even has a color change option. I knew I had to buy it. This hat is unisex too. I might get another one for Vic. :-)

When I see or think of a fedora I am reminded of men like Humphrey Bogart or Clark Gable, men who are polite and charming. They might tip their hat to a lady they walk past on the street.

This pose is for the men. I call it Take A Bow. It might fit for women too. There's just something so appealing when a man tips his hat and bows at the waist to a woman. A woman feels beautiful and respected.




In this day and age, everyone seems to always be in a hurry and men and women don't always acknowledge each other on the street. There are even times women are jostled in public and the man is too distracted to apologize or even nod at her. That did happen in the past but men seemed to be more polite. People smiled more.

The title is the same as Rihanna's song, Take a bow. The song is about a man saying sorry when he is not.

How about a round of applause
A standing ovation

But you put on quite a show
Really had me going.
Now it's time to go
curtain's finally closing.
That was quite a show,
very entertaining.
But it's over now (but it's over now)
Go on and take a bow.

In this song, the man is putting on a show, trying to fool the woman with all his smooth talk and grand gestures. He is handsome and charismatic. This is such an elegant male pose. And in the early years of Hollywood, men were always portrayed as being cavalier, dashing and very charming. Many people, myself included, have favorite actors from that era.

Coming up with the backdrop was difficult. I set up this photo shoot set in my studio. I needed to control the setting. I wanted to convey that jazzy, dignified stage mood like you see in classic movies from the 1940s and even earlier.  Those movies are just so classy and they sybolise Hollywood glamour and the civility of earlier days that is rare in magazines and entertainment these days. I wanted to combine a modern mood with this pose as well so the title is by a modern hit R&B Pop artist, Rihanna.

Rihanna is just so soulful and her voice has a unique quality to it that stands out from most other singers in the industry.

This photo setup is something I put together in my studio. The piano is from Musical Alchemy...really great detail and textures. It is a prim piano and not as low prim as most pianos out there, but still one of the best of its class. I would be interested to see a mesh piano line from Musical Alchemy.






hair: MA Designs Brad
fedora: (epia) fedora
suit: epia Pinstriped business suit
shoes: epia dress shoes black
piano: Musical Alchemy Concert Grand Piano

Available here: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Take-a-bow-by-V-Lenoirre/5841680

Have fun and enjoy the art!

~Vic~


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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Ready To Go and being active in life

Hi lovely people!

I'm so thankful for all the feedback and support I've gotten from my friends and admirers over the years.

My latest is dedicated to those who are actively living and reaching for the good in life.

Ready To Go is a song by Panic! At The Disco. It's a very upbeat song with a happening beat and few lyrics. The rhythm and beat really get me going every time I hear it.

The beat reminds me of marching forward. We always have to be moving and we need to be versatile and flexible. There are some that believe we should just focus on one task but that is not always possible. From my education in the US, I learned that I was expected to know a variety of subjects and at least become proficient in them. On any day, I would have several things to do. We are encouraged to be "well-rounded" from a young age. We are taught to accept many responsibilities and duties.

So this is a pose about being proactive in life. She is ready to get moving. She is ready for change and a new beginning. Though she is leaning against a post or wall, she is alert and can get busy at a moment's notice.







This is my second outfit by Prism Designs owned by Journey McLaglen. The texturing is great. It is so very realistic and detailed. I feel like I could wear this in RL and touch the fibers. 



She wears:

Prism Joon in Noir by Journey, complete outfit with shoes and scarf included
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Couture%20Boulevard/32/168/26

Hair by D!va Zaara (Onyx)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/CalanDiva/148/157/24

Eyes by Poetic Colors
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Strata/86/195/903

Pose is here: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Ready-to-goby-V-Lenoirre/5815976

Have fun and enjoy the art!

~Vic~

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Can't remember to forget you...and Prism Designs

Hello there,

I am back with another pose. I'm finding that I'm creating faster. The most time consuming part besides putting together the look is setting up the shoot. I need to decide how I want to shoot. Then later I look for a font. I like the variety of fonts I can choose from.

My newest pose is Can't Remember To Forget You....song is sung by Shakira and features Rihanna. It's an upbeat, soulful song. They sing well together. Both ladies are sexy and have distinctive voices that are instantly recognizable.


The song is about not remembering to let a man go. The woman is just so used to the man that he has become a part of her existence. She would do anything for him. You can feel how protective she is of him.

With this pose, I wanted to show longing and frustration as well as a bit of sexiness. Her hip is tilted to one side, as she leans on the post.

I keep forgetting I should let you go 
But when you look at me 
The only memory is us kissing in the moonlight 
Oh, oh, oooh, oh 
Oh, oh, oooh, oh 
I can't remember to forget you 




She wears:
sweater outfit complete with leg warmers and shoes: Prism Yesi by Journey in Blue Angel
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Couture%20Boulevard/32/168/27

hair: D!va Hair Daria Type A onyx
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/CalanDiva/148/157/24

eyes: Poetic Colors Jade
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Strata/86/195/904

Prism Designs is now at BOSL Boulevard. Welcome to Journey McLaglen! Her designs are sexy casual. I hope to post more of her designs. The textures and cut of her items are clear and precise. 

Courtyard is LOVE Blushcourt by Krystali Rabeni. 

My pose can be found here.

Have fun and enjoy the art!

-Vic


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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Cinderella Beautiful and sad love

Hi everyone!

I hope you're all having a good week. It's nearly March and with any luck, winter will soon be over. This winter has been so harsh and cold.

This latest pose is a romantic, sad couple's pose. It's called Cinderella Beautiful and it's inspired by the Peter Cincotti song of the same name. The song tells the story of a man who is reminiscing about the beautiful lady who he never got to be with. They started out as friends and then they went their separate ways. It just wasn't meant to be.



I thought long and hard before I created my interpretation. The man is bent down on one knee and holds her hand. She lets him hold her hand, but she won't look at him. Maybe she still cares about him, but she just doesn't want to be with him.

Like April snow blowin around in Gramercy Park
The two of us were never meant to last
You left your traces and drove away like a circus in town
A three-ring show that comes and goes too fast
The best of friends have been divided by a kiss
And if we can't love again, I can always reminisce

Cinderella beautiful, this one is for you
We almost made our fairy tale come true
And happy ever after was unavailable
Now two years after midnight
I'm still thinking of those yesterdays
When I was prince charming
And you were Cinderella beautiful



What she wears:

hair: Truth Rowan
eyes: Poetic Colors Jade
dress: ::Just Darling:: Cassidy Sparkle ballgown in blue http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Paradise%20Sunshine/43/163/28

What he wears:
hair: EXILE Hey Man Nice shot! blacks
eyes: Poetic Colors Dusk
suit: (epia) Pinstriped business suit BLUE from The Men's Department
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Pea/125/70/22

For the setting, I used the LOVE-ROSEBLUSH COURT by Krystali Rabeni. I found it at marketplace.  The detail is very clear and it added that romantic element I needed. 

My pose can be found at marketplace: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Cinderella-Beautiful-by-V-Lenoirre/5802433

I am still moving items over to CasperVend so my inworld store is unfinished. I hope to finish it soon.

Have fun and enjoy the art!

~Vic~


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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Desert Rose 2...sensuality

Hi lovelies!

I'm back again with a second desert pose, Desert Rose 2. I want to make a Desert fatpack. I know I haven't  really had any fatpacks. Doing a series is hard, in my opinion. I have so many ideas and they aren't all related to each other.

This time, I will try to focus. Sting's song is one of my favorites and I think it's a great stepping off point to start with. There are so many complex emotions in it and I want to try to get at some of those emotions.


In dreams, she teases and seduces him with her eyes, her clothes...her very essence. Her body undulates in her slow, sensual dance. She revels in her body and her ability to affect him so.

The Desert Rose 2 package includes the silk handkerchief that I'm holding in both hands. I made it myself using 2 prims. The texture is from Pixel Cats, I'm not sure if they are still around. I bought it maybe two years ago. Eventually, I want to build mesh props. I do not know how to build mesh yet, but I intend to learn. I know I am not very good at building, so I am taking small steps and learning as I go along. The handkerchief is modify and it is worn on the right forearm.

The outfit is the same except for the hair. Hair is Rowan by TRUTH. It is one of his newest hairs. I really love it.

My pose can be found here.

Have fun and enjoy the art!

~Victoria

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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Desert Rose and worth the wait

Hi everyone!

I am so proud to present a brand new pose. It is Desert Rose. The song that inspired this pose and the shoot was the song of the same title by Sting.



Since hearing this song over ten years ago, I have been mesmerized by it. The melody, the instruments, the beat....the vocals...it just makes for a phenomenal song. Sting sang the song with Cheb Mami. It was in his album, Brand New Day. That album is one of my favorite albums of all time. The sound is just incredible.

The music video for the song is breathtaking and exotic. I tried my best to recreate the mood. The song is about dreaming of love and wanting it so much. It's filled with awe, frustration, desperation...and so many other deep emotions. The way Sting and Cheb sing, it really tugs at my heart and always will.

This desert rose
Each of her veils, a secret promise
This desert flower
No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this

And as she turns
This way she moves in the logic of all my dreams
This fire burns
I realize that nothing's as it seems

I dream of rain
I dream of gardens in the desert sand
I wake in vain
I dream of love as time runs through my hand

I dream of rain
I lift my gaze to empty skies above
I close my eyes
This rare perfume is the sweet intoxication of her love

Since 2011, I have searched for desert locations in SL. The amount is limited. I know of one or two I like, but I wanted an exotic feel. And I wanted to get a bit of the horizon.

After going through SL inworld search and searching many times on the SL marketplace, I decided to use a desert texture. You're probably thinking, "Oh no, not a flat texture!" I was just so excited to finally make a pose based on this song. I added a sand effect in GIMP. I couldn't find any tutorials so I came up with an effect using one of the included brushes along with gaussian blur and a smudge brush. And, I am so pleased with the font I found.



If I do more desert shoots (I know I will), I will definitely buy some props. And actually, there are some really nice desert textures at marketplace.

Deciding on an outfit was difficult. I found a handful I liked as well as jewelry to go with the outfits. There are some wonderful designers out there. The outfit I chose is a Gorean silks set. While I don't support or disapprove of the lifestyle...people can live as they choose, I do like the cut and design of the silks, kirtles, and camisks. They are just so provocative and hot. The fabric textures are so well done. Thanks Marbella Provonost, keep on creating!

I also want to thanks Siddean Monroe. Her mesh feet are so easy to use and they are very finely shaped. I am confident that I matched the feet to my skin really well, maybe even better than when I wear mesh shoes. I will check later to see if my mesh hands are up to date as well.



What I'm wearing:

hair: =DeLa*= Boobs Mesh Scarlett Black 4
Gorean silks: ~Soedara~ Beaute Drapee White, includes wrist cuffs, circlet and anklets
belly piercing: ~Soedara~ Nubian Divinity Belly Piercing Simple {Gold}
feet: Slink mesh

My newest can be found here.

Have fun and enjoy the art!

Vic

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