Body and Soul

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mesh project body shower

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mesh project body hand and feet

The Mesh Project mesh body is absolutely lovely. Mostly I love it because all poses look much more smoother and natural – I hate hate hate when my arms and legs have sharp angles. The Mesh Project feet are small enough and hands are very pretty.

But like many others, I find shopping at the Shops very confusing experience. The area is all white and it is so slow to find things. After shopping, wearing you Style HUD is also annoying, sometimes I have to detach it and wear it again because the HUD is so very slow or freezes completely.

And clothing…yes I like my body and yes I like to show it, but when I go to dance or shop or explore I really would like to wear my own clothing instead of that cocktail dress which you can have free from the Shops.

Thumbs up for the Mesh Project. It is great to have free mesh body options, although I am now considering SLink version – just because I am so excited to have smoother body and it is too painful to use old body after trying mesh body in action. I have tough decision to make: do I wait non-beta version of The Mesh Project body (which I think is prettier…) or do I buy SLink body (I do have SLink feet and hands already).

Le chic souvenir from Copenhagen

Mixed reality strikes again. When I (or person behind my avatar LOL) was visiting Copenhagen this spring, I bought a recycled dress which I named the Raspberry Dress. And now I have a virtual dress almost like the original one! lechic_lolita_bordeauxwithtulips

Lolita mesh dress* is from Le Chic (mainstore link) and they have four different colours/patterns of it: black, bordeaux, celeste and rose. I totally fell in love with the blue one, it is very girly and goes well with my summer blonde hair (Magika Shimmer).

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*promotional copies

 

LeLutka and LentoTähti

This morning there was a quite funny conversation with my Finnish SL-friend. I told I have been incorrectly called Minnu and that name lead us to LeLutka, very well know SL-fashion brand founded by Minnu Palen and one of my all-time-favorites.

And why it was so funny? Because lutka in Finnish means hooker… or it is not so bad as hooker, maybe more like a very generous and liberal woman. LeLutka sounds like classy french-styled hooker!

Sometimes I have thought maybe Minnu Palen is Finnish but I really have no idea. Probably not. There is also other Finnish brand names at SL, like small shop LentoTähti (I think it’s not operating anymore). Almost all Finnish based names have been made by japanese SL-designers. Santa Claus from Finland’s Lapland and The Moomins are popular in Japan and Finnish language may sound exotic and fun.

I tried to search old LentoTähti clothes but I think I have deleted them last spring when I did inventory cleaning. LeLutka skins, hairs and clothes I have many and as a bit hurry I choose first ones. Olja hair looks still fine but has to say that old skin looks…well, messy and old.

  • hair LeLutka Olja BlondeFun
  • skin LeLutka Friday Light (light browns)
  • dress LeLutka Simone sandybrown (just before MESH came…)
  • Mutresse Sneja boots from FaMESHed
  • *ionic* industrial chair v2
  • URBAN ABSTRACT by Elle Crescendo
  • ***ArisAris Vintage decorative radio5 MESH
  • ..::IDC::.. “HOME 2013” Abstract Digital Painting
  • cyberdreams [01] artwork by Andy Burroughs
  • WhatTIMEisIT v1.0 by Giancarlo Corvale
  • Zinnias Springtime Flower Armadillo Armchair
  • Reclaimed wood eco-home v1.1 – LI-21+2 (slightly mod)

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Anarchy in wardrobe

I bought two “Marie Antoinette” dresses for SL Movie Poster meme and because I used the yellow one on the meme pic, here is the other one. It is something I never wear, but surprise surprise – I like it a lot! And mixed reality strikes again: I have been wearing more girly and feminine clothes IRL also – even my boyfriend said one day I look more adult than usually. Normally I have jeans or a bit hippie dresses.

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The dress is Les Petites Details Marie Antoinette Sunset. This shop was totally new for me and I am really glad I have find it. For a pic above I used years and years old Marxi Posesphere 2 or actually only posestand, I removed the sphere and made white wall background. Marxi is full of rather good poses by Alexx Markova. Could not find any of these names or slurls anymore:(

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SL Movie poster meme

EDIT: another pic added:)

I was so thrilled when I noticed SS’s new meme challenge because it is always fun to create look-a-likes. I even asked from my FB friends what movie they suggest to me. Answer was unpossible to visualize in SL: Comet in Moominland – Muumipeikko ja pyrstötähti. It is based on Tove Jansson’s famous “children’s” book. It is great book and as my friend wrote, full of  “adventures, family time, treasures, changes, serenity, writing, new encounters, unexpected twists and turns, traveling” – just like my RL life:)

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While thinking of moomins, I took easier movie, Marie Antoinette. It is not my all-time-favorite movie, but it is fun and colorful and Kirsten Dunst is so cute. AND my SL friend is planning baroque/rococo themed party, so this was a good reason to shop some dresses and hairdo’s.

The dress is HUGE, and it has it’s own AO with fan movements, greetings, curtseys and bowing. Hairdo is Annette Hair color 10 from A&A. Rosy wall texture from Ferryhill Designs. And OMG I just realized I forgot to use my flower accessory! Had to make another pic, soon! 😀

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I did not try to copy the original movie poster, my version is based on these two pics.

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http://outnow.ch/Movies/2006/MarieAntoinette/Bilder/movie.fs/11
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/MARIE-ANTOINETTE-Movie-Promo-POSTER-Italian-Kirsten-Dunst-Jason-Schwartzman-/290704515853

I lost my head, I even looked under the bed

IRL I am a writer and author, published/wrote 5-6 books – depends how you do the math. My last book (about internet dating) was published 2011 and after that I have not written much. I have been little worried about my none-writing, but I know I still have ideas and passion to do things.

So today – after I made my earlier blog entry – I went shopping poses from aDORKable 50 % sale. And Oh My God I shopped! 40-50 new poses on my inventory and I think I am going back many times.

25 days of poses is a nice pack and when I tested it at my home, I soon realized I could tell something mixed reality related from each pose/pose pic. 

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My current life is 50-50 life. I have my kids living with me one week and one week I live alone – expect not. I spend my childless week with my boyfriend (can you say BOYfriend if he is over 40 LOL). When I kiss him goodbye after carefree week I have mixed feelings day or two: I enjoy being with my wonderful children but I also miss my man.

Thank god my sons have so much going on every week I don’t have time to daydream.

My RL bedroom is actually very similar with my present SL bedroom. It is quite big and there’s two major things: my bed and my writing desk with PC. Only colors are more bold and deep, not pink or peach but red and orange.

Trinity Dress Black/Pink from Purple Moon Creations. Pose aDORKable 25 days of poses, day 3 pose.

Too cute to be true

There was a time, few years ago, I explored at least 1-2 new places per day. Now  I made a decision:  I must go back on time a little bit and explore more, I have spend too much time at my SL home(s). So, today I finally opened Destinations and found Premium category. Premium Wilderness is a jungle for premium members only. Full of animals and riverboats, water falls, jungle bars, fishing spots and so on, very good place just hang out.

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I played with windlight settings, but I do have a problem: my new Firestorm download did not worked out and I am stacked with official viewer. Firestorm has plenty of pre-loaded windlights, official does not, so right now I only have Juicybomb’s studio windlights, bunch of Strawberry’s windlights and one of my own. I had to download more… or get my dear Firestorm working again.

And I also have problem with my poses: I am so damn lazy to search and switch and operate with them. These poses are from Adorkable Ruffle and Boogie packs and maybe one from Bent – I have Bent poses on my Semotion Casual AO HUD.

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So frustrating troubling with windlights and poses… because I want to get better pictures and I do think proper lightning and suitable poses are essential for a good SL picture.  Laziness is a horrible thing.

I chose jungle destination also because of Zaara dress from Fameshed.  It is like a bouquet of tropical flowers! This dress has seen almost in every blog and after trying a demo version (then went back and bought, how prudent…) I can totally understand why. The dress is super cute and girly, almost too girly for me, but I just love the pattern, lightness and movement of the dress. Last week I visited shortly at the second hand shop IRL and I almost bought flowery skirt just like Zaara’s dress. I might go back to that shop soon…

Kunglers snake pattern ankle shoes are just gorgeous. I could never wear snake skin leather or high heels like this IRL – 8 cm is my IRL limit for heels – but thank god there’s SL. Sorry virtual snakes.

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Summer dress from childhood

When I saw this maxi dress (Rebel Hope Breeze Maxi Dress Black and Hot Pink) I instantly remembered old Finnish commercial pic from 60’s or 70’s. I tried to find that pic and maxi dress on it – even called my mom! – but I am not sure if the dress was Marimekko or Nanso. They both are  well-known Finnish clothing and textile  brands and if you are middle aged Finn, you propably have spend your  childhood with these patterns. Even First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy wore Marimekko.

The closest thing I found to my new SL dress was Marimekko’s Seireeni dress.

I had such strong memory of  the old pic that I wanted to find location and feeling close to it. I usually do not hang with Finns in SL – it is because I live with them IRL LOL and because first time ever I met another Finn in SL he was a giant penis avatar. How very mature. Oh yes and the second one was vomiting goblin. Yeah right. I rest my case.

But you have to do sacrifices as a blogger so I was bold and feeling beautiful and went to Finnish Sauna Retreat to snapshot. Lake and forest are very Finnish and like Marimekko patterns and clothes, they are part of my childhood and still my inner environment.Sauna also, although I am not a big sauna lover. And yes, you go sauna naked, not with your bikinis or swimsuits on (there’s exceptions like if you have group of people not knowing each other). I am so in love with this dress I did not wanted to take it off, so I skipped the sauna and teleported safely to my home.

(Disclaimer: since my first experiences I have met some great Finnish avatars)

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