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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

The Pretty Face pose for men...

Men can be pretty too. Hey everyone!

I want to release one more male pose for the men before I resume female pose releases. I am trying to have more of each.


This man knows he is handsome but he is not arrogant or deceited about it. He might be a little shy and sweet. He has a slow smile that can make any heart melt like chocolate.

My store is expanding slowly so there will be a few new things after New Year's.

Happy New Year to you all! May you enjoy a productive, happy and enriching 2016!

You can find my pose on marketplace: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Variposa-Pretty-Face-pose/8298718. Will be added at the mainstore soon!

At the mainstore: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Refugio/159/76/74

Happy New Year's, have fun and be safe out there!

Love,

Victoria Lenoirre





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Saturday, December 19, 2015

Introducing Mack the Knife pose...

Hello, hello everyone!

I want to present to you Mack the Knife pose. Inspiration is the song, "Mack the Knife." This pose is tough, rugged and manly.



I hope you come try it out at my store. If you like to take photos, I am confident that you will love it!

You can find it in the Men's section of my inworld store here. I also have put it up on marketplace.

Happy Holidays everyone!

Best,

Victoria Lenoirre



Mack the Knife as sung by Bobby Darin



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Monday, December 14, 2015

Holiday wishes from Victoria Lenoirre!

Dear friends and followers,

I want to wish you happy holidays! Enjoy being with family and friends this season!

This year, I photographed myself with Julio, my male avatar. He is the avatar I use for male vendor shots.



This charming location is Peace of Serenity. If you join the group, which has a group join fee, you can rezz items on the sim for your photo or blogging needs. There is also a photography contest being held at the sim. You must join the group to enter. Post processing is allowed. Only one entry per user is allowed. If you do enter, good luck!

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

Edited: 12/17 - Also, I just noticed a few flaws. Here is the corrected version.



- Victoria

Style credits:

Me
hair: enVogue Corina dark greys
head: Catwa Jessica
head applier: *YS & YS*
jacket: Hilly Halaan
shoes: Glamistry Begonia heels
feet: Slink high

Julio
hair: Damselfly Jasper browns
skin: Labyrinth Gideon
body: Slink Male Physique
jacket: ADRIATIC Line Woolen coat (sweater included with texture HUD)
shoes & jeans: from Fashionnatic Nasir outfit





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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Fashion post, bring it on...

Hi everyone!

I want to share a fashion post with you. And I have some news to share with you! My news is that I will start taking clients for photography! I am very excited about it and I hope to meet lots of cool people! It's a good time to add a bit of change.

One other bit of news, I am now a blogger for Poisoned Diamond. They are a new brand and the necklace I will show you is at the Punky Bish event. I think their designs are edgy and on the avant garde side. I want to explore my edgier side. The creator is Aude Adored. You can find her flickr group here.

I am blogging the gun necklace in gold by Poisoned Diamond. The guns also come in black and silver. The color and texture is great.




The skin is from alaskametro<3, it's the v2.1 skin in bronze at the anyBody event. I love the tone and the texture. I also love how the skin has a sad, thoughtful look to it. It has character. I often have a pretty skin but this one looks more artsy and tender. It works with Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, TMP, and Omega. The skin also includes manicure HUDs for the Maitreya and Slink. These may be sold separately at the event.

The mesh body is different too. I am wearing the Belleza Isis. The breasts are larger and the hips are curvier. I went into an old shape to revert to the nose that I like. I think the Isis shape had a very pointy nose and it didn't look right to me. I also like how the hands and feet were attached. I don't see a seam or gap. It is truly seamless.

This hair is an old sculpt style by !lamb, it's Bang Bang. This is one of my favorite mid-length styles. I should find some mesh ones. Any suggestions?

Best,

Victoria Lenoirre

Styling
skin: alaskametro<3 v2.1 skin - bronze01 @ anyBody
necklace: (Poisoned Diamond) Gun necklace gold @ Punky Bish
body: Belleza Isis @ Belleza skin
eyes: IKON Odyssey eyes, Storm

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Photograph pose released!

Hey I'm back and I have 2 announcements.

First is that the A Night Before Voodoo hunt has started! The pose is out at my store and you just click the Voodoo face to receive it. I hope you like it! I am #20 on the list. The starting point is in Sugarplum.

Second bit of news is that I have a brand new male pose out. I call it Photograph, the name is from the Ed Sheeran song of the same name.



I think male bloggers and male models will like it. You got a tilt to one side and an arm extended out from the hips. It is elegant and suave. The hand at the hip is that way so that the fingers won't dig into the hip bone. They might if you wear thick jeans though. So this will work for tight pants.

I am wearing the same pants from the Fashionnatic Vidor set. I am going low budget for awhile. I'll see about changing an outfit soonish. If you have any suggestions, let me know! They must be mesh and reasonably priced.

And yeah, I finally went out and bought the Slink Physique appliers for the Labyrinth Gideon skin. So now the face and body match much better. I am wearing the Sunkissed appliers. I did not tint the skin in Photoshop this time. For those who see that the applier isn't quite matching the face, the Slink Physique male has a separate HUD for skin RGB. I just clicked up on the white part and then it all matched. If you ever have any Omega questions, join the Omega Support group inworld. The users are very helpful. Plus, you can pay a discounted price inworld when you wear the Omega group tag.

Both my hunt pose and Photograph pose are at my mainstore. It is also available at MP.



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Saturday, November 28, 2015

A December Hunt...

Hey there!

Fabulous news! Variposa will take part in a cool Christmas hunt! It's called A Night Before Voodoo hunt. It's hosted by Allyson Dwyer of Something New poses and  Jἀḱḛ VσσĐσσ кησχ  (jakefromst8tefarm). The starting point will be at Club Voodo.

This is very exciting for me. I have never been in a Christmas event before. Call me lazy or whatever but I didn't feel like participating before. This year I just feel more motivated. Maybe it's because I'm studying business and accounting now. *shrugs*

I have been working for the past few days on a pose just for the hunt. I joined the hunt last minute but I knew I could come up with something.

The pose is below and will be available inworld soon. I may even put it up on marketplace after the hunt ends.



Thanks to the lovely Jenjen Sommerfleck for letting me use her land for this shot. If you would like to rez at her place, please IM her inworld. The forest was built by Felix. I darkened the background in Photoshop and painted in the purple smoke (not the best, but I think I did all right). I also painted in the nipple covers using the colors on the arm bands. The outfit by *LUAS* does have a top but it was an Omega applier and I could not wear it since I'm wearing the Omega applier TAOX tattoo.

I have never worn a tattoo for a photo so I wasn't sure I'd like the result. This tattoo is just awesome though! It works with Maitreya, Belleza, Slink and Omega appliers. It is a tribal tattoo. I could not find a voodoo or skeleton type tattoo that would work with this outfit. I love how this tattoo is a full body tattoo. It goes from my chest to my legs. I will definitely post more photos on my flickr of this detailed tattoo.

Come to think of it, I should've worn a face tattoo. I will wear one next time. I was in a bit of a hurry to get this product texture done though.

About the outfit, it looks more Native American than African voodoo but I chose it because I liked the headdress and the fringe skirt. I really wanted that tribal, wild look.

I really like this outfit. The detail on the skirt and especially on the waistband was really pretty. I love the belt. Everything came with a resize script. It came in handy because for this pose, I had to resize the bracelets to make the bracelets drop down a bit due to the positioning of my hands and arms.

However, this outfit does lack a few things. I would've liked it more if it had come with anklets. I went barefoot for this shoot and wore my SLink high feet. The ankles just felt so naked without matching anklets to complement the bangles. Oh and also, rigged mesh nipple covers or an actual mesh top would be great for those who want to wear an applier tattoo with this outfit. It just feels more authentic with a tattoo, you know?

Enjoy your shopping and until next time! Credits are below!

Victoria Lenoirre

Style credits:

hair: [Decoy] Hannah browns
eyes: IKON Hope Storm eyes
piercings: RealEvil Industries LUX Face piercings female, *P* Face piercing ~Eye diamonds~
rings: Maxi Gossamer Duchess Dazzle & Lazuri Celeste
outfit: LUAS Nikita brown, includes bangles, bracelets, necklace and headdress
head: Catwa Jessica mesh head
body: Maitreya Lara mesh body V 3.4
tattoo: TAOX-Tribal Back to the Islands mainstore
feet: SLink high feet


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Friday, November 27, 2015

A second Jewelry pose released!

Hi everyone!

As promised, I have yet another Jewelry pose, the second in the series that is great for showing off your jewelry and baubles that you can wear on your arms and hands.



I placed it inworld and on marketplace days ago. It is 50L.

If you are a LUMIPro user, you will be getting it in the new LUMIPro version coming in December! I have also prepared a few other poses for the amazing photographic HUD tool. Thanks to Stefan Buscaylet for creating such an amazing tool. Take your photography to the next level with the LUMIPro! Believe me, you will be glad you did. Using this gadget has drastically changed my photography (along with Photoshop of course).  You can find the tool here.

Happy Black Friday! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving for those celebrating the holiday!

For style credits, it is the same as Jewelry pose 1!

Regards,

Victoria Lenoirre

Styling:
eyes: IKON Hope in Ghost
hair: *Argrace* MIYABI
head: CATWA Jessica mesh head
skin applier: *YS & YS* Ava from Shiny Shabby

jewelry:
bracelets: Nidhi jewelry from Izzie's
red ring: Duchess dazzle jewel by Maxi Gossamer
ring 2: from the Celeste heirloom set by Lazuri's
piercings:

nails: platinum nails by Photos Nikolaidis

body:
dress: Just Because Ashley dress in Copper
mesh body: Maitreya Lara mesh body V 3.4
hands: Slink casual hands

pose
Jewelry Pose 2 by Variposa Inworld and Marketplace


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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

New Sugar pose for the men!

Hey lovelies!

I am proud to present a new pose for the men - I haven't forgotten about you. I just needed to find inspiration.

This new pose is Sugar pose, inspired by the Maroon 5 song, Sugar. I just love the melody and beat of that song. Who else but Adam Levine could croon and make that song sound so suave?


This is a great casual pose for males. With head held high and the body tilted to one side and legs planted wide apart, this pose exudes confidence and masculinity. Feel like a conqueror in this pose.

Finally got to do another photo with Julio. He has a different skin and a different hair. The body is the Slink Physique Male. It is a great mesh body for males.

You can find this pose at MP and inworld.

If you have any pose ideas, let me know in the comments below, thank you!

Styling:

hair:  *~*Damselfly*~*Jasper Non-Rig Mesh Dark Browns
eyes: IKON Perspective in Evening
skin: Labyrinth skins, Gideon sun-kissed
pants: Fashionnatic Vidor male
body: Slink Physique Male body Release 1.2
hands: Slink AV Enhance male - relax

Best wishes,

Victoria Lenoirre






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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Jewelry modelling pose

Hi lovelies!

I am back with a new pose. It will be part of a Christmas pose set. I call it Jewelry Pose 1.



You can show off your rings and bracelets with it. It is elegant and classy. Women love to get jewelry for Christmas, at any time really. I think that the best jewelry gifts are given at Christmas, it's just more special during the season.

I am wearing bracelets from Izzie's. The big, red ring is from Maxi Gossamer's. The smaller ring on the opposite hand is from Lazuri's.

The dress is from Just Because. I love how it hugs the body. This is the Ashley dress in Copper. You can find it at FAMeshed now. I really love the texturing.

The hair is absolutely gorgeous. It resembles my RL hairstyle closely with the layering and how the bangs fall onto the face. It is the newest hair from Argrace, MIYABI. Seen here is one of the dark browns.

Styling:
eyes: IKON Hope in Ghost
hair: *Argrace* MIYABI
head: CATWA Jessica mesh head
skin applier: *YS & YS* Ava from Shiny Shabby

jewelry:
bracelets: Nidhi jewelry from Izzie's
red ring: Duchess dazzle jewel by Maxi Gossamer
ring 2: from the Celeste heirloom set by Lazuri's
piercings:

nails: platinum nails by Photos Nikolaidis

body:
dress: Just Because Ashley dress in Copper
mesh body: Maitreya Lara mesh body V 3.4
hands: Slink casual hands

pose
Jewelry Pose 1 by Variposa at MP and Inworld at Refugio

I wish you safety and happiness.

-Victoria Lenoirre






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Monday, November 2, 2015

The Autumn Leaves and Catwa...

Hey lovelies!

I hope you are enjoying the colors of the falling leaves and the smells of warm food and beverages. I love the orange and red hues on the trees. I just don't like the pine needles that fall on the cars and driveways lol.

I am here with a new outfit, this is a fashion blog entry.

Tempura looks so autumnal. I took a few photos outside the ballroom entrance. It feels so peaceful and quiet. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/tempura%20island/125/44/33



I went and bought the Catwa head. It is a bit expensive but very well made. I chose the Jessica version. I might get Annie later on, but we'll see. I love the cheekbones and the nose. Some may find the lips to be too full.

I still love my old default shape so I doubt I'll wear this head all the time. It is a really nice head.

I found that I had to resize the hair from Truth, it's sculpted hair and it might still be at the mainstore inworld. I haven't checked in awhile. I like how the old styles could be resized from the Build/Edit menu.

Have a good one and Happy November!

Credits:

face: Catwa Jessica head 4.2

applier: *YS & YS* Ava from Shiny Shabby

hair: Truth Vida - old hair

dress: ISON occult dress black for Maitreya from past collabor88

boots: _CandyDoll_ Arabella boots black Maitreya version from past collabor88

body: Maitreya Lara mesh body V 3.4

hands: Slink casual

pose: Di's Opera Rocque 4






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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Happy Halloween everyone and a new release!

Hi everyone!

It's good to be back blogging.

I am finally ready to release a new pose set. It's my first full-length fatpack. Five poses are included.


Evil Queen Poses were inspired by Regina Mills from Once Upon a Time. On the show, she first played the Evil Queen. The poses were modeled after images I found on Google.

The dress is awesome, a mesh gacha item from {Acios}, the Once Upon a Time gown in M, it's the ultra rare so it comes in all the colors. It came with a texture HUD. I found it on marketplace. Yay for finding gachas on marketplace!

I set up a vendor I got years ago from PXL at my shop, taxi is below. You can try each pose. The images have not been retouched except for some fixing of the hair line. My head is a bit bigger than the standard sized head.

Visit my store inworld: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Refugio/164/75/72

My fatpack is available on MP for purchase: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Evil-Queen-Poses-Fatpack-by-Variposa/7943323

Have a fun Halloween!

Style credits:

hair: *ARGRACE* Azami in chocolate, https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/ARGRACE-AZAMI-Dark-Browns/7168812
eyes: IKON Odyssey in Storm
eye shadow: SlackGirl Soffy
lipstick: Pink Fuel satin red
nails: Alaskmetro<3 slink Midnight, https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/alaskametro3-Midnight-Slink-Avatar-Enhancement-manicurepedicure-applier/5958212

Gems
necklace: Maxi Gossamer Dream Keeper Orb
rings: Maxi Gossamer Royak Khadijah Estate

Outfit
gown: {Acios} Once Upon a Time M Ultrarare - Old Gacha item

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

NEW! Faint Sleep pose!

Hi lovelies!

Are you ready for Halloween? It will soon be here! There are already so many goodies out for sale around SL. You can visit the gacha events or gacha yard sales and you'll see it.

I have a new pose I just finished, Faint Sleep pose.





It is a new release for Halloween. I did recolor the eye lids, lips and photo in Photoshop to make it look more dramatic. I even had to fix the dress since it was not made for a mesh body. I still love the dress though. It shows off the legs nicely.

I really like the final version of this photo. The build I used was from Sweet Revolutions, it's the Silvan Secret Dungeon. The textures are really well done.

Have fun out there and I hope to update blog again really soon. I am busily searching for more ideas.

Styling credits:
eyelids: Slink mesh lids
hair: Tableau Vivant Wicca
necklace: Cae Duchess
dress: AVALE Gabrielle
body: Maitreya Lara V 3.4
hands: Slink casual
feets: Slink flat
pose: Faint Sleep pose by Variposa, available here.

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Friday, September 11, 2015

Preparing for The Photographer's Hunt this October...

This October....

Variposa will be participating in The Photographer's Hunt. It will run for October 1st to October 31st. It is the first hunt that my store has ever participated in! So exciting!

Here is the teaser I made and the pose I will be contributing to the hunt.


I wanted to do something for Halloween. Fainting was one of the things that came to mind. I will try to make at least one more.

Below is more info:

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The Photographers Hunt

                         http://stuffmyinventoryhunts.blogspot.co.uk/
                   https://www.flickr.com/groups/stuffmyinventoryhunts/
                  Organisers - Evelyn Hartshon & Isabelli Anatine

The hunt will feature some of the best pose and furniture makers in SL, some well known brands and some new ones that you may not know about.

All items in the hunt will be related to photography - poses, props, furniture, decor. The Photographers Hunt will be a Grid Wide hunt offering hunters a wide range of items designed exclusively for the hunt.

Images of the gifts and hints will all be published on the hunt blog and on Flickr closer to the date.

Landmarks will not be in the hunt prims - you can join the inworld group 'Stuff My Inventory Hunts' for a landmark notecard or look at the blog, where the slurls will be posted.

Hunt items cost 5L each.

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I love this skin I got from AlterEgo. She has appliers for 3 mesh lip brands as well as appliers for Slink and mesh bodies. The sim is really cute. Across the way is a store with nails and other goodies. AlterEgo is my newest skin designer favorite! :-)

Style credits:
hair: ~Tableau Vivant~ Wicca hair - blacks
skin: AlterEgo Kiyomi in Caramel
dress: .:AVALE:. Gabrielle
hands: Slink mesh casual
eyes: EGOZY green
eyelids: Slink mesh lids
feet: Slink flat feet
pose: Variposa Fainted Pose by Variposa

Be well!

- Victoria Lenoirre

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

New release, Long hot summer pose

Hi lovelies!

I hope you all had a fun, joyous summer! I know I am sad to see that summer is over. It was a hot one, wasn't it? School has started up again. I will try to post here as often as I can.

I finally got around to uploading the Long Hot Summer pose, it was in a fashion post I posted months back. It can be found here. I will have it at my inworld store soon. You can come see the new store building here.




This pose is just expressive. She enjoys the heat but she also is extending her hand out to feel rain and the relief that it brings. Cool water can ease our suffering and revive us.

I really had fun setting up the shot at Black Basalt Beach. It has become my summer escape place. Where is your escape?

Styling details:

Hair: EMO-Tions Stephanie
dress: [Decoy] Mindy dress white from collabor88
feet: Slink flat
hands: Slink casual
body: Maitreya Lara V 3.4

Take care!

Victoria Lenoirre




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Friday, August 14, 2015

Variposa store news!

Hey all! Hope you are having a fun summer and enjoying those sun rays, while wearing sunscreen of course!

I wanted to let you know that Variposa is now located at Emerald Island! It is a nice sim and the LM will take you to a beautiful landing. Just walk straight ahead and my store is on the left. There are 3 brightly colored statues outside my store.



Emerald Island is the home of Emerald Couture, owned by JieJie Emerald and there is Club Emerald. By the marina is the rental office. There are parcels and skyboxes for rent. Check them out!

The club has regular DJs every week. Last time I checked, there was an application for DJs, hostesses, dancers and a club manager.



There are 2 sim managers as well, Chelsea and Lacie. They are very friendly and helpful.



Come on over for a visit!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Emerald%20Island/183/44/23

Victoria Lenoirre
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Monday, July 27, 2015

New release pose for July 2015!

Hi everyone!

I am finally back with a new release. It is You Sexy Thing pose. If you can view restricted items on flickr, you will see a nude version of a photo where I use this pose. Judging from the reactions I got, I'd say this is a pretty sexy pose.  I decided to put on at least a bikini for this shot.



And I have a surprise for you all! You are not going to believe it!

First off, I got a new mainstore location. I did not think I would but a very good friend of mine found a sweet location. The sim owner is a kind lady who makes clothing for men and women, Jiejie Emerald. She is also looking for renters. She also owns a club on the sim. I am still setting up my store. I am in the process of reorganizing my vendors and loading the pose stands. But if you would like to take a look: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Emerald%20Island/154/109/22.

The real surprise is that I am restructuring Variposa a bit.

I will not only sell mod, copy and no trans poses but I am planning to sell full perm versions. I will mark the permissions on all vendor images from now on. I am going to be working on full perm packs. There will also be MM boards, Lucky chairs, and gacha machines. It will take me time to put it all together, but I will get there.

Also, I applied and got accepted into the Photographer's Hunt. That will run in the month of October. I am very excited about that!

Credits:
eyes: IKON Sovereign Silverleaf IKON
hair: Truth Cynthia (old  hair)
bikini: HUCCI Mermaid Holiday bikini July collabor88
body: Maitreya Lara body V3.4  Maitreya 
shoes: Essenz Phoenix, Essenz Footwear
sofa: Boudoir Chaise Lounge white on MP

My pose is available at MP. It is rated moderate.

Smile and enjoy the adventure that is life...

Victoria Lenoirre




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Monday, July 20, 2015

It's Too Darn Hot...

Do you like it when it's hot out? Or do you like it when it's breezy and cool?

I like a bit of both. I love variety, which incidentally is where the name Variposa derived from.

This time, I chose a different location. Maybe you were bored of seeing Black Basalt Beach each time?

I remembered a gorgeous sim with beautiful warm colors. It is called Just Another Tequilla Sunrise. It is the ultimate place to go for a fall or summer scene, spring even. If you have never been, you should visit. You will love it! Arol Lightfoot has done such an amazing job with the landscaping!



For this post I am wear eye color and lip color from SlackGirl. Lips are Ronda Coll for the Ross event. Eye color is Naja for FABULOUS! Monthly themes.


Incidentally, "Too darn hot" is a song from the musical, Kiss Me, Kate. I love musicals. They are so fun to see and sing along to. I have never seen Kiss Me, Kate but I hope to see it someday soon. It is a song by Cole Porter. His songs are truly amazing. You can just feel the joy and excitement in them.

I will include the musical number for your viewing pleasure.

Enjoy the summer and all its goodness, everyone. Summer comes but once a year.


Credits:

Eyeshadow: SlackGirl Naja for FABULOUS! Monthly themes
Eyes: IKON Sovereign Silverleaf by IKON
Lipstick: Ronda Coll for Ross Event
hair: Exile Siren's Call in Sable from dark brown pack @ Hair Fair 2015
dress [fd] Dorothy dress in Aqua by Fashionably Dead @ Collabor88
shoes: Essenz Phoenix by Essenz Footwear

pose: Sari-sari courtesan05 by Sari-Sari

Location: Just Another Tequilla Sunrise by Arol Lightfoot






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Saturday, July 18, 2015

Store news...Variposa is not inworld for now.

Hi lovelies,

Sorry to say this but I have decided that it's not fair to you or me to keep an inworld store when I don't have much time or energy to maintain it. Also, I feel like it was a bit too cramped and too uniform like the other stores.



I liked the sim it was on but it did not allow for my brand's individuality. I wasn't able to have the sort of build that my store truly needed.

So, I will be on marketplace until I find a more suitable inworld arrangement for my needs as well as for the optimum shopping experience.

Thank you!

Sincerely,

Victoria Lenoirre



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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Long Hot Summer

Hey, I hope your summer is fine. Don't you wish for a long, hot summer?

The title of this blog post is a country song by Keith Urban. I am not a big country fan but this tune appealed to me.



Long, hot summers are the best. You can enjoy the sun and warm weather. It is a time for fairs, picnics, boating, vacations and so much more fun!



Speaking of fairs, I hope you find time to check out Hair Fair 2015! It is always one of my favorite events each year. This year is no exception. I will post some of my favorites soon!

Makeup seen here is by SlackGirl, Marika. You can find it at Designer Circle.

Again, I am posing at Black Basalt Beach but at a different location. I walked along the beach until my back was facing the lighthouse. I love the windlight here, the sand, and the waves. That wave behind me looks awesome! I waited for the waves to be at certain positions for my photos, as you can see.

Credits:
eyeshadow: SlackGirl Marika for Designer Circle 
eyes: IKON Sovereign silverleaf   IKON
hair: Damselfly ~Jessamyn~ from FaMESHed July round  FaMESHed 
outfit: Valentina E. Hedonist TRIO Noir, includes bikini set, wrap, and hat from Summerfest '15
shoes: Essenz Arizona for Slink high feet by  Essenz Footwear
feet: Slink high feet by Slink

pose: Long hot summer by Variposa (not available yet)
Location: Black Basalt Beach





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Sunday, July 12, 2015

Swept Away...

I am continuing my summer beach theme here. I decided to return to Black Basalt Beach. I joined the group for 350L and where else can I rez pose balls and furniture? It is such a beautiful locale.



This time I am standing on a ledge near the lighthouse. I like the mist and spray effect that is going on by the rocks. I installed a few water splash brushes in Photoshop to even out the water a bit. I think the brushes will work in Gimp too. Make sure to load the .abr files and unzip the package.

Here is a closeup of the lovely makeup by SlackGirl. It is available at the SWANK event.


The hair is from Exile, from June's collabor88. It is one of my new favorite updos now! I love how a strand of hair slants over the face creating that windswept look.  The bikini is from Summerfest '15. I recommend that you check it out. It has summer outfits as well as some summer furniture. I will be sure to go back soon for some of the furniture. I found a set that I want.

I hope you all have fun and maybe get swept away by love or just the summer fun! Cheers!

Styling:
eyemakeup: SlackGirl LilShad for SWANK July event
hair: Exile Full of Grace                          Exile mainstore
bikini set: [BOOM] Eunoia Bikini set (ruby) for Summerfest '15 
sandals: Maxi Gossamer Barefoot Sandals-Bali Gypsy Maxi Gossamer
necklace: LaGyo Panarea necklace from June collabor88  LaGyo mainstore
earrings: LaGyo Panarea earrings set GOLD June collabor88
ring: LaGyo Panarea monkey ring GOLD  June collabor88
feet: Slink flat feet                                                    Slink mainstore
hands: Slink elegant hands
body: Maitreya Lara V3.4                                      Maitreya mainstore


Location: Black Basalt Beach



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Thursday, July 9, 2015

Gonna soak up the sun...

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Happy belated July 4th! I forgot to say that in my last post.

I wanted to show off one of the bikinis that I bought this summer in SL. There are some really nice ones out there.

Summer is a great time to relax in the sun and enjoy fresh air at the beach. The great thing about SL is that beaches in here can be vacant, not crowded like in real life.

Eye makeup is Meyla is dark blue by SlackGirl. It comes in 8 smoldering, lustrous hues. So here is my closeup.



I have a cozy lounger and touselled beach hair, The lounger is from The Loft from the June round of collabor88. It is so nicely textured. Hair is from Damselfly at the July round of FaMESHed. I feel like my avatar spent a day on the beach as the wind blew her hair off her face. The bikini is also from FaMESHed, a sexy creation by .miss chelsea in the color Dusk...it's a dark purple. The trendy shoes are Marrakesh by Essenz. They are just so cool!

And lest I forget, I brought drinks to hydrate my virtual self. No beach day is complete without an ice cooler with drinks. I got to keep cool.



Now I am going to recline for awhile before I take a dip in the cool water. Join me?




Credits:
bikini set: .miss chelsea Chain Bikini Dusk @ FaMESHed
eyeshadow: SlackGirl Meyla for Lelutka head   SlackGirl mainstore
eyes: IKON Sovereign in silverleaf                     IKON mainstore
hair: Damselfly Treena rigged dark browns @ FaMESHed
head: Lelutka mesh head Stella                        Lelutka mainstore
body: Maitreya Lara body                               Maitreya mainstore
shoes: Essenz Marrakesh in cream for Slink mid feet @ Essenz Footwear
feet: Slink mid                                                      Slink mainstore
hands: Slink elegant                                             Slink mainstore
pose in 3rd photo: Sari-Sari Courtesan1      Sari-Sari poses

chair: The Loft- Norma Lounger Bed Wood Adult version The Loft mainstore
cooler: Doesburg by Carlos Ice Chest Doesburg by Carlos MP

Location: Black Basalt Beach



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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Summer in the city...

Hey, I'm back from a short break. I needed to focus on midterms. I aced both and am waiting to hear about the third one. :-)

Can you believe that summer is halfway over? I can't! I LOVE summer!

Summer in the city is one of the best summer songs I have ever heard. The beat and the tempo makes you feel the movement and bustle in a true city, without the noise from traffic. Below I have included the version by Loving spoonful. If there are any covers, I would love to hear them!

This post features a boyish look. If you follow me on flickr, you will have seen my photo where I sport the sweats. That was my first time ever wearing sweats in SL and photographing it. The photo was called On my own. The brand is called ADRIATIC LINE by Ellan Verne. I love how he textures.



Photos were taken at Old New York and a store where you can buy athletic courts. I'm at one of the side streets in SL New York. This is one of my favorite city sims.

The outfit comes with the baseball cap, aviator sunglasses, button down shirt, sandy-colored flip flops (not pictured), and shorts. You can change the texture using the texture HUD that is included in the package. I love the texture HUD. I am wearing black. There are 32 color combinations for the shirt and shorts. For the hat, there are 4...black, red (as seen in photo), blue, and grey. The flip flops can be textured too, both the sole and straps. You have 8 colors to choose from for the straps and 9 for the flip flop sole.

You may notice that the cap is not sitting tight on my head, otherwise the hair would poke through the cap. I have never found a  hair that will not poke through a hat. Someone should make a hair made of a bald base under the hat and then a little bit of hair around the ears and neckline. It should be wearable with mesh heads too. Normal bald bases cannot be seen on a mesh head so it would need to be a mesh bald base with either mesh or flexi attachments on the bottom half.


I just love these sandals. That sheen and the texture looks so realistic and interesting. I would love to own a pair of sandals like these in real life.



Credits:
hair: -Entente- Laurent Hair Entente MP
sunglasses: ADRIATIC line ADRIATIC Line mainstore
outfit: ADRIATIC line Mesh Summer Outfit HUD controlled ADRIATIC Line MP
shoes: Glamistry COLUMBINE Sandals for Slink feet Glamistry mainstore
hands: Slink elegant hands Slink mainstore
feet: Slink flat feet Slink
body: Maitreya mesh body Maitreya mainstore

pose: Vitaly5 & Vitaly7 by Diesel Works
Location: TT Enterprises and Old New York




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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Don't you worry 'bout a thing...

Summer is such a wonderful season. You can relax in the sun, dance in the sun and go to the beach. It can be a carefree time and you can feel like there is nothing that can ruin your mood.

Relax to a relaxed beat like Don't you worry 'bout a thing, the Stevie Wonder 1973 version. I also like the Tito Puente version.



For this blog post, I am showing you SlackGirl's SpringShadow in a pastel green. It will be available for the FAD July round coming soon. It has a fresh, shimmery and light feel to it.




Coupled with the Coquet. Ruby outfit in turf along with the sandals and it just fits to create a fun, summer look. The outfit and hair are from the June round of FaMESHed. I love that event. Oh and the matching eyes was unintentional. Eyes are from IKON.



The sandals by Essenz are called Barbados and I just adore them. Strands of pearls adorn your ankle and the soles are thin and delicate...it is the next best thing to being barefoot.

And this time, I went with a pose brand that I have never used before, Sari Sari. The poses are cute. I used 2 of her poses from her Roadtrip set. Summer is a perfect time of year for roadtrips.





Credits:
eye makeup: SlackGirl Springshadow for FAD July SlackGirl mainstore
head: Lelutka Stella mesh head
eyes: IKON Sovereign silverleaf @ IKON mainstore
hair: /Wasabi pills Sharon mesh hair browns pack @ FaMESHed
outfit: Coquet. Ruby in turf color              @ FaMESHed
body: Maitreya Lara V3.4
sandals: Essenz - Barbados Cream for Slink flat feet by Essenz Footwear
feet: SLink AvEnhance flat feet
hands: SLink AvEnhance elegant hands  @ Slink mainstore


Pose 1: Sari Sari Roadtrip06 @ Sari Sari
Pose 2: Sari Sari Roadtrip05  @ Sari Sari

Location: Binemist



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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Afternoon seduction in SL, the elegant way...

Hey there!

I want to show you a brand new eye shadow from SlackGirl. It is called Paris Dream Shadows - Famous Station. It comes in eight smoldering, sultry colors. I chose to wear it in blue.



As you can see, it matches beautifully with the WAYNE Venus dress that I am wearing. WAYNE is created and owned by ChadWayne. He is a talented photographer. Perhaps you have seen his portraits. The quality is stunning.

I paired the dress with Chop Zuey's Sea Mist set, a release from last summer. This is my first time showing them off. I do not usually wear jewelry because I am not that good at matching accessories. It definitely takes practice.

For this photo series, the setting is in the afternoon. I am in a building at Basilique, owned by Canary Beck. It is such a lovely sim.

The seduction part, that is because the pose is called seduction. The pose is one of my latest creations. I wanted to seduce my viewers with this pose. I studied photos and arm positions for awhile and I noticed a few things. A woman can seduce and tempt with her hands and the way they approach her face or chest as well as the hips. It is obvious but how many of us really stop to think about? We all appreciate curves and curved lines, they hold our interest.

This pose also adds a dimension of elegance that compliments the Parisian style eye shadow.


And here is a full length view of this gorgeous pose. The dress is quite something, right? I love the dramatic flair of it.

One thing that disappointed me about it is that it did not fit well with my Maitreya body. If I hide too many alpha parts, you see holes and if you unhide the parts, the skin shows through the dress. You could try the SLink physique but I think you may get similar results. So ladies, this dress will fit best with the default body.



Credits:
eye makeup: SlackGirl PARIS Dream Shadows - Famous Station LM coming soon
eyes: IKON Sovereign Coffee            @ IKON
head: Lelutka Stella mesh head           @ Lelutka mainstore
hair: D!va Mia in brown diamond from May Shiny Shabby, check D!va mainstore
jewels: Chop Zuey Sea Mist set in blue @ Chop Zuey mainstore
dress: WAYNE Venus Blue in size M   @ WAYNE mainstore
hands: SLink AvEnhance hands female Elegant SLink mainstore
shoes: Glamistry Parrasana Heels @ mainstore

pose: Variposa, will be available soon!

Location: Basilique



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Thursday, June 18, 2015

A bird without feathers...

Hi everyone!

I hope you're all enjoying your summer and that you weren't too broken up about the season finale of Game of Thrones. I have heard that many were shocked and upset about what happened to the characters. I won't include any spoilers to those who haven't seen it yet. Hopefully next season will make up for it?

The title of this post is a song on the Game of Thrones soundtrack. A bird without feathers is a composition by

So on to my blogging feature, I give you a new outfit and makeup set by SlackGirl. I'm wearing the Phoenix Outfit and the Dragon eyeshadow for The Instruments June round. The event opens on June 20th. All photos were taken at Cerridwen's Cauldron mainstore. The detail on the builds and the light effects is fantastic! I love the stone textures. If I owned a sim, I'd set up some of these  builds and go wild with decorating. Check this place out!


The entire outfit is just stunning! You must wear the dress, headdress, shoes and makeup for this gorgeous effect! From the shimmering gold bodice to the scaly eye lids, to the shiny bustle and the dainty sandals underneath, this is quite a fantastic vision! Oh and make sure to wear the collar, it is a separate attachment and it comes with an alpha layer.

Finding a hair that draped but also didn't cover both my ears was hard, but it wasn't impossible. I headed over to Exile, one of my favorite hair stores ever!


For the first two photos, you can see that the light from the builds is reflected on the gown. I love that reflection effect.

The light shines off of the bodice scales. The eye shadow scales match quite nicely. Whether you want gold, purple or blue scale eye shadow...it's up to you. You can choose from 8 wonderfully detail shadows. In the next 2 photos I chose a dark purple.

Here is the dress without any blue glow on it.



This is the perfect outfit to stun the crowds. It is elegant and fierce at the same time. And I love how I can easily close my avatar's eyes with the Lelutka HUD.





Credits:

eyemakeup: SlackGirl Dragon Shadow Lelutka & Standard Heads @ The Instruments
full outfit: SlackGirl Phoenix, includes earrings, colar, Head Dress and heels @ The Instruments
eyes: IKON Sovereign Coffee @ IKON mainstore
hair: Exile:: Run To You blondes @ Exile mainstore
hands: Slink AvEnhance Elegant @ SLink mainstore

Photo 1:
pose: ROQUAI taurot magician 5m  @ ROQUAI mainstore

Photo 2-4
pose: *PosESion Perfidia 9 @ PosESion mainstore

Location: Cerridwen's Cauldron







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Monday, June 15, 2015

You don't have to try so hard...

Hey everyone! I hope this post finds you all well.

The title of this post is from the song by Colbie Caillat, Try. It's a song about accepting yourself for how you are and how you look. Most people today are not happy about at least one thing about themselves whether it's how their nose looks, how their voice sounds, their height or any other thing that people can complain about. We all know by now what the airbrushed male and female looks like and what people think is "hot" or "gorgeous."

I have been struggling with my feelings about myself too. Each day though, I try to tell myself at least one thing I like about myself. So if I stare in the mirror it's not because I love my reflection, it's because I'm looking at a positive part of myself. It could be my eye color, hair color or if I'm daydreaming, I think about a nice day outside. We can each take small steps and brief moments to tell ourselves how beautiful we are.



It may be strange that my avatar is wearing makeup in this post but my intent is to show one side of beauty with makeup on. I love my avatar with or without makeup on. I have created a look that I like. My avatar looks this way because it is how I like and it reflects how I feel about myself. I like a gentle, sweet look because that's how I am. She looks kind and unassuming. I have never made my avatar look like Jane Russell or Angelina Jolie because that's not the personality I feel comfortable with. It says a lot about us in the look and skin we choose for our avatars.

Also, I graduated from VISIONAIRE INSTITUTE on Saturday, June 13th! It is a fabulous photography/art school in SL. I learned some tips about improving photography as well as gained inspiration from the example of others. I really love that the graduates and trainees form a loving, supportive community.

At the beginning, we were shown slides that included videos about being comfortable with one's own style. How you feel about yourself will be reflected in your photos, both in SL and in RL. The classes make me think more about how I feel about myself. I think I like myself a little bit more than when I first applied for VISIONAIRE. I am so grateful to Wrennoir Cerise and Nariko Okawa. They are wonderful teachers, wonderful individuals and I hope they provide inspiration to many more students in the future! The little camera on my neck is a graduation present, isn't it great?!



Credits:
eye makeup: SlackGirl Honey
dress: SlackGirl Jamil Dress Black
head: Lelutka Stella
eyes: IKON
hair: d!va Tessa brown diamond
body: Maitreya Lara V 3.4
feet: Slink high
hands: Slink elegant

pose: Glitterati 033
camera: -ATTIC- Elfman Vintage Camera Ziggyzag RARE, VISIONAIRE INSTITUTE GRADUATION gift

location: Winter Moon




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Thursday, June 11, 2015

That's Amore!

I just love the Italian sims in SL. The first Italian sim I ever went to was called Manatova. I loved the hot air balloon ride. Well actually, I love any sim with hot air balloon rides including the original Africa sim which vanished several years back. I wish it was still around so I could take pictures and walk around. Manatova vanished several years ago too.

I wanted to visit a favorite Italian sim, City of Venice-Venezia Italy.


I'm on the bridge. It's a favorite spot that I've stood at years ago. Being there brings back memories, happy ones.

One of my earliest memories was that when I was here, I met a charming man. He was interesting and he made me feel like a princess. It was a nice romance complete with tender gestures and sweet nothings. Though I knew it wouldn't last, it was nice to just let the feelings flow like water brushing over the skin and overwhelming the senses. Everyone should experience at least one summer romance no matter how fleeting.

This is one of the most romantic places I've ever travelled to in SL. It's not the place but rather it's the feelings that it evokes.

Oh and here's a closeup of my gorgeous heels by Glamistry.



Credits:
eye makeup: SlackGirl Misa @ mainstore
hair: Beusy: Liquor hair from We <3 RP
outfit: Poet's Heart-Teyla-Fire mainstore
head: Lelutka Stella
skin: PUMEC Renata Summer from Shiny Shabby
shoes: Glamistry Hyacinth  mainstore


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Monday, June 8, 2015

A new day has come...

Hey, today is my birthday! I feel fortunate to be alive and well. I am happy that my family is supportive of what I do and I know that I am loved. I am grateful for the friends who are there for me and for the joy they bring into my life. Life is rough and has been hard but I know that I am not alone. If I just focus on the bright points, then it will not seem that bad. Music and art can get me through the tough times. Life is dark but as we all know, the dark cannot exist without light.


This year has brought changes to my life. I am back at school for Accounting and as you can see, I'm blogging more. I really want to prove to myself that I can be more dedicated to blogging and photography. Self expression is so important to me. Every thing I write here feels fresh and it is as though a new day has come. And yes, I love that Celine Dion song. I grew up listening to a lot of her powerful ballads. She is just amazing and she rose to the top and became a hit and also helped to support her family.

The pose is from Bent! for a liquidation sale many years ago. Bent! is not around anymore. This is just one of the poses in the Essential pack. It is nice to dust off items that have been ignored for awhile.

Photo was taken at Cyprian Garden.

The sim is gorgeous!

Have a great week and I'll be back soon!

Credits:
Eyeshadow: SG Roxy mainstore
Outfit: SG Marisa Winter mainstore
Hair: Truth Vixen
Head: Lelutka Stella
Body: Maitreya Lara mesh body v3.4
pose: Bent! Essential pack (no longer available inworld)




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Friday, June 5, 2015

Baby, I'm a fool to think...

We all feel like fools sometime. I think my avatar looks sad in the photos. I came across the song Baby I'm a Fool as I was on Youtube looking for a song I've never heard before. It's a lovely, tender and sad song of the jazzy variety. It's from 2009. 

Makeup is from SlackGirl. The eyeshadow is Aura for Lelutka heads. I'm wearing Stella. You can see her photo here. I'm wearing it in silver. There are 8 colors in total.

Lipstick applier is also from SlackGirl, it's her 1930Ravelips which I posted about last time.



Photos were taken at the sim where you can find Senzafine and The Muses. If you like woods and trees, you'll love it here. It is so open and calm. You may even hear cows mooing.


Credits:
eye makeup: SlackGirl Aura Lelutka appliers
lip makeup: SlackGirl 1930RaveLip applier 1
outfit: SlackGirl Gabriella Spring from Fashion Expose event
hair: Truth Vixen dark browns pack
eyes: IKON Sovereign eyes Coffee





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