Leon – Yearbook Challenge

Leon's yearbook photo

After a lengthy discussion, Leon allowed me to post his yearbook photo from the year he graduated. He wouldn’t tell me exactly when it was taken, but I assume it must’ve been in the mid 90s. C’mon, Leon, it can’t be that bad. At least it’s in colour! Maybe he’s just shy about it, because he was still on crutches after his motorbike accident and the scar on his jaw was still fresh… Is it me, or was his hair a little fuller back then, too? No, just kidding!
 

Today's outfit:
shape: my own (not available)
skin: Fruk
hair: Dura (old group gift, no longer available)
shirt & cardigan: Epia
crutches: [ht+]
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be afraid…

be afraid 1

be afraid 2

today's look

on her:
shape: By Snow
skin: Pink Fuel
eyes: Umedama Holic
hands: Slink
hair: Wasabi Pills
hair base: Exile
hoodie: katat0nik

on him:
skin: Clef de Peau (limited edition)
hair: Dura
hands: Slink
blood: Ama.
gas mask: Ispachi (limited edition)
outfit: FATEplay
meat hook: [ht:studio] (coming soon)

Thrifty Tips – She’s free, but not cheap

thrifty tips - free not cheap 1Here’s the first post of what might become yet another new series on my blog – Thrifty Tips. Every once in a while, I like to go and hunt for quality freebies or cheapies, and I think, they do deserve some space on my blog, too.

thrifty tips - free not cheap 2

When I put together my last post, I needed a few avatars for the second picture. Not too many people were around to help, so I had to dig out an older, unused account of mine. Her look was terribly dated, and she received a makeover, which was completely free and turned out very well, if I may say so myself.
Now, she isn’t one of my characters. There’s no story behind this girl and she doesn’t even have a name. But I think, she’s cute as a button, even if she’s a bit on the young side.

Oh, and thanks to Helena Stringer for pointing out the free skin on Plurk!

Today’s set

background: -CLICK-
plant: [ARIA] (The Home Show)

Today’s look

skin: Shiva (group gift, free to join) 
shape: By Snow (free) 
eyes: Butterfly Kiss Boutique (free, Free*Style) 
hair: Dura (group gift, free to join) 
necklace: lassitude & ennui (free, Free*Style) 
dress: World's End Garden (The Gallery Gift Shop, free hunt gift) 
shoes: Maitreya (old subscribtion gift, no longer available)

The Bistro down the Street

bistro_insideC’mon everybody, meet me at the quaint little bistro just down the street. Ah, the stories its walls could tell, of hopes lost and luck found. Everyone is welcome there. Dine inside…
bistro_outside…or relax outside in the sun with a cuppa of whatever you fancy.
bistro_upstairsAnd if you’re the artistic type, meet kindred spirits in the lounge upstairs.

bistro building & all furniture, unless stated otherwise:
22769 ~ [bauwerk] (Food Fair)

inside set:

tea time set (table): Tres Blah
hot chocolate: LISP
wine: Elate!
tea set (counter): Dysfunctional Designs (Food Fair)
artworks & vases: Action, [CIRCA], A.D.D. Andel & JoHaDeZ

inside outfits:

Chanda (front, left): 
hair: elikatira
dress: 22769 (The Gallery Gift Shop)

Leon (front, right):
suit: FATEwear
walking cane: [hate this]

sad girl (background):
hair: Dura (group gift, free)
skin: Curio
shape: By Snow (free)
pearls: lassitude & ennui (Free*Style, free)
dress: World's End Garden (The Gallery Gift Shop, free hunt gift)

outside set:

plants: Dutchie
laptop: Meshworx
handbag: 22769 (The Gallery Gift Shop, free hunt gift)
milk / chocolate: {Haute House} (Food Fair)
shades: Kumaki
sushi: Breno
hat: Deco
coffee: 22769 (Food Fair)
bikes: {what next}

outside outfits:

business woman (front, left):
skin: Glam Affair
shape: custom
hair: elikatira
glasses: Kumaki
piercings: the HV
outfit: coldLogic
bracelet: erratic

Moran (front, right):
hair: Truth
necklace: Just You
tattoo: -Valley Park- (The Mens Dept)
shorts: Redgrave
boots: TonkTastic

HT (middle, right):
hair: Dura
skin: Tableau Vivant
necklace: G & D
tanktop: BeUp
shorts: 22769
leg cast / ankle brace / crutches: [ht+]
shoes: Adjunct

gossip girl 1 (background, left):
hair: [Due] (Hair Fair, free)
skin: Curio
shape: By Snow (free)
dress: Coco Designs (group gift, free)
shoes: Gabriel (group gift, free)

gossip girl 2 (background, right):
hair: Magika
skin / pants: The Plastik
tank: Auxiliary (Hair Fair, free)
shoes: Coco Designs

upstairs set:

artwork (left): Gabrielle Swindlehurst (The Gallery Gift Shop, free)
crying peacock statue: RAG Randt (Mad Pea's Room 326, hunt gift)
bookshelf: Second Spaces
books: Dutchie
ceiling fan: Trompe Loeil
mask: DownDownDown (The Gallery Gift Shop, free hunt gift)
artwork (middle): Arduenn Schwartzmann (Mad Pea's Room 326, hunt gift)
tree sculpture: MudHoney (Home Show)
violin: Grollwerk
chocolate cake: Culprit (Food Fair)
deco pillows: [hate this]
armchair: Kuro
easel, stool & artistic clutter: ~Bazar~ (Home Show)

Moran – Stake-Out

moran - stakeoutToday’s look

hair: Dura (free group gift)
eye: Less Is More
outfit: 22769 (The Mens Dept)

Ion – Downtown

ion - downtown

Like all kids, Ion doesn’t always do what he’s supposed to. He loves to roam around and enter parts of town in which a rich boy isn’t exactly safe. The “cool” kids at school talked him into exploring some of the derelict buildings there. Ion sure doesn’t like to be called a coward and looks ready for adventure.

His outfit is a bit of a mix between old and new. Old favourites – like the collar. And new items, like the skinny pants from Ispachi, which replaced the texture layer jeans I previously used for the outfit. Both the shoes and hoodie were among the first mesh items I ever bought, and I still like them a lot.

The hair is modified – I bought it both in black and platinum and replaced some of the black strands around the front with platinum ones, which I tinted red. I’ve done pretty much the same (minus the red tint) with Leon’s hair, too. Depending on the hairstyle, it’s quite a bit of work, but I’m happy the result in both cases.

Today’s look:

hair: Dura (mod)
hoodie: Dirty Lynx
pants: Ispachi (The Liasion Collaborative)
shoes: Super Kingodm
collar: The GL
Pose: Oracul (from AO)
location: TheFlowout.

Chanda – Don’t look…

chanda - running

…behind you!

Going outside into the woods at night and all by herself sure wasn’t the smartest thing, Chanda ever did. It seems, this girl has a knack for getting herself into trouble. From the looks of it, this time, she was able to get away from whoever… or whatever was chasing her. Or was it just in her imagination all the time?

Today’s look:

skin: Glam Affair
hair: Dura
make-up: Jalwa (free @ World Goth Fair)
teeth (tattoo): Fallen Gods
dress: The Muses (World Goth Fair)
necklace: Kosh
nails: Love Soul
shoes: Deco
stockings: erratic
lantern: Trompe Loeil

Today’s set:

pose: [hate this]
location: Bentham Forest