Staring at the Eiffel Tower

Wow, has it been that long since I posted? No excuses for you, other than the usual “been so busy in first life” kinda sorta thing. Not that I haven’t been in SL. I must have bought and created well over a hundred outfits and spent thousands of lindens doing it since that last time. That, and the occasional dancing and hanging out with friends on Sunday nights at Z&A.

So anyways, here is a snapshot of me taken by a friend, while I was on the Champs Elysees.  Soyez bien mes lovlies!

Le seul vrai langage au monde est un baiser.

Champs Elysees Snapshot in Second Life

Paris in the Spring.


What I am wearing

Skin: Harley – Latte – Pink Fuel.
Shape: Wisti 2015 – by me.
Hair: My Hair – Min – monso, at Kustom 9.
Lipstick: Harley Sheer Gloss – Caramel – Nude – Pink Fuel.
Eyes: Promise – Chocolate – Ikon.
Shadow: Shimmer – Latte – Barely There – Pink Fuel.
Liner: Romy – Dark Line 04 – Glam Affair.
Nails: My Square Nails – Punci.
Jacket: Fitted Jacket – black – Ricielli, at The Dressing Room.
Bra: Bra for Lara – Maitreya.
Pants: Debra – HoundsTooth – Bueno.
Ring: Persephone – ieQED, at a recent Shiny Shabby.
Earrings: Azure Teal Stone Earring – Zenith.
Bracelet: Ohm Bracelet – Silver & Noir – dynasty, at The Chapter Four.
Shoes: Mesh Spring Platform – Black – Bleich, at The Chapter Four.

Pose Natalia 02 – GlamRus, at The Dressing Room.
Location: Champs Elysees.


Wisti

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Out of darkness, light

I bought the Phyllidas Gown from Enfant Terrible and was just playing around with the lighting on my home parcel, when I realized how bizarre and sort of trippy that the sun setting, lighting and depth of field settings were making everything look. But the depth-of-field effects, unfortunately, do not show up when I download the images to my ancient PC. Regardless, here are the results of my latest effort at shooting in Firestorm with my out of date hardware!

Out of many, one.

Out of darkness, light

Out of darkness, light.

Out of darkness, light


What I am wearing

Skin: Harley – Caramel – Pink Fuel.
Shape: Wisti 2015 – by me.
Hair: Hiiragi – Black- Argrace.
Lipstick: Harley Sheer Gloss – Caramel – Nude – Pink Fuel.
Eyes: Promise – Chocolate – Ikon.
Shadow: Shimmer – Caramel – Barely There – Pink Fuel.
Liner: Romy – Dark Line 04 – Glam Affair.
Gown: Phyllidas – Ice – Enfante Terrible.
Ring: CandleBright Ring – Silver – Le Primitif
Earrings and Ring: Twinkling Star – Silver – Yummy.
Pose Bianca – Three – oOo Studio Poses.


Wisti

How I spent my winter vacation

I love the winter. I love snow, and being put into a mesmerized trance when everything is frozen. Having said that, I appreciate a change of scenery like anybody else does! So for a little break from the cold, I visited Salt Water recently. A gorgeous place!

Catch a wave, you’ll be sittin’ on top of the world.

Salt Water image


What I am wearing

Skin: Harley – Latte – Pink Fuel.
Shape: Wisti 2015 – by me.
Hair: Azusa- Dark Brown – Argrace.
Lipstick: Harley Sheer Gloss – Latte – Nude – Pink Fuel.
Eyes: Promise – Chocolate – Ikon.
Shadow: Shimmer – Latte – Barely There – Pink Fuel.
Liner: Romy – Dark Line 04 – Glam Affair.
Tattoo: Osiris – Bolson.
Top: Juliard_Tee – Lizzy – Le Primitif.
Jeans: Tucked up jeans – bright blue – Villena.
Earrings: Basic Hoops – Silver – Soonsiki, at N21.
Necklace: Barbed Wire Heart – Black- VBD, hand made by Valentina Kendal.
Pose:44 – 2013 – Manifeste.


Wisti

Lake effect

My Second Life homestead is almost always a winter home, with snow covered mountains in the distance, surrounded by an icy cold lake. Often, I just sit and meditate, listening to my favorite SL Radio Stream, or nothing at all. I get caught up in the lake, staring at it longingly, thinking about its mystery, and I get lost in its other rippling, mesmerizing effects. I am so drawn to the water; it’s as if I am a part of it, and it’s a part of me. So here I am: a part of it.

If you have love, even plain cold water is sweet. ~ Jung Chang♡

Lake Effect image


What I am wearing (so little)

Skin: Harley – Latte – Pink Fuel.
Shape: Wisti 2015 – by me.
Body: Lara V2.1 – Mesh – Maitreya.
Hair: Hikari – Classy Brown – Argrace.
Lipstick: Harley Sheer Gloss – Latte – Nude – Pink Fuel.
Eyes: Lillian – Coyote Medium V2 – [Buzz].
Shadow: Shimmer – Latte – Barely There – Pink Fuel.
Liner: Romy – Dark Line 04 – Glam Affair.
Bra: Wrought Metal – Black – Noodles.
Metal “Bikini” Bottom: Black Swirly Metal Bikini – Lar’s Workshop.
Ring: CandleBright Ring – Silver – Le Primitif.
Earrings: Azure Teal Stone – Zenith.
Pose: Model_287 – Manifeste.


Wisti

Retro pop Wisti

Recently, when I was bouncing around art and photos on flickr, which I often do, I found myself looking at pulp cover art from the 1960s, and it struck me that it would be fun to try to recreate a cover in SL using clothing and subjects as close to the original as I could find.  So I found a nice example on James Vaughan’s flickr stream that was painted by the great Robert McGinnis, and I attempted to pay tribute.

The experience of doing it was a blast!  While I could have “pushed” the end result further, I decided to go on to the next task at hand, which was actually buying some books off Amazon for illustration techniques using RL materials. 🙂

I enjoyed shopping for the clothing, especially looking around for hair that came close to what I wanted. In this case, I am actually wearing THREE sets of hair! Once I had the props I wanted, I made myself a pose that approximated the woman on the cover (which was fun in itself). Then all that was left to do was setting up a prim backdrop, adding some LUMIPro lighting, taking the snapshot, pulling it into Photoshop to add some “bubbles”, and poof, I was retro-popped.

She was a silky, sexy swinger ~ from the Carter Brown cover♡

Robert McGinnis Cover Art Tribute


My outfit

Skin: Harley – Latte – Pink Fuel.
Shape: Wisti 2015 – by me.
Hair-1: UREI – Ginger – Argrace.
Hair-2: Windsong – with curly add on – Exile, at C88.
Hair-3: Roosje (no materials) – Mina.
Lipstick: Harley Sheer Gloss – Latte – Nude – Pink Fuel.
Eyes: Lillian – Coyote Medium V2 – [Buzz].
Shadow: Shimmer – Latte – Barely There – Pink Fuel.
Liner: Romy – Dark Line 04 – Glam Affair.
Top: Laurel Lace Bra – Gold- Baiastice, at C88.
Sandals: Jolie – Nude- Pure Poison.
Pose: retro pop Wisti – by me.


Wisti

Second Life Yearbook Smile Challenge

The wonderful Strawberry Singh added a blog challenge this week, the Second Life Yearbook Smile Challenge. So I went and dusted off my old yearbook, which definitely has seen better times! Our school was too cheap for color photos, lol, so mine is in black and white. Berry had asked in the challenge for us to write a brief note on how we managed to get our avatars to smile. All I did was adjust the mouth slider in “Appearance” mode! 🙂

♡Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.♡

Wisti Wetherby Yearbook Photo


My outfit

Skin: Harley – Latte – Pink Fuel.
Shape: Wisti 2015 – by me.
Hair: Boys & Girls 48 – Sienna – Dura.
Lipstick: Harley Sheer Gloss – Latte – Nude – Pink Fuel.
Liner: Romy – Dark Line 04 – Glam Affair.
Sweater: Sweater With Collar – White – Eaters Coma.
Pose: Model 285 – Manifeste.


Wisti

Dished out but not taken

Hola a todos mis amigos hermosa. Here I am wearing a gown by Junbug, now at the latest collabor88, and being haunted by my own mysteries. I encourage you to go explore your own dreams/visions/nightmares/oddities, and tell me all about them if you want. I’m a good listener.

♡Hidden in the mystery of consciousness, the mind flies alone, far away.♡

Dished out but not taken


My outfit

Skin: Harley – Latte – Pink Fuel.
Shape: Wisti 2015 – by me.
Hair: HIIRAGI – Classy Brown – Argrace.
Earrings: Petite Fleur – Silver – Maubray.
Lipstick: Harley Sheer Gloss – Latte – Nude – Pink Fuel.
Liner: Romy – Dark Line 04 – Glam Affair.
Shadow: Shimmer – Latte – Barely There – Pink Fuel.
Gown: Betty’s Gown [Sky Floral] – by Junbug, @ collabor88.
Necklace and Bracelet: Pearl & Diamond – by Yummy, @ Uber.
Pose: Model 297 – Manifeste.


Wisti

Spotlight Avoidance

Hello and Happy New Year beautiful avatars! When it comes to blog posts, I have been laying low lately. What have I been up to, you ask? Why dancing, listening to music and partying with my wonderful SL friends, of course! And also a little bit of shopping. I wouldn’t forget to mention that!

♡Speak softly, and carry a big sticky, gooey cherry popsicle wherever you may go!

Avoiding the spotlight


My outfit

Skin: Harley – Latte – Pink Fuel.
Shape: Wisti 2015 – by me.
Hair: Reading – Hud 3 Magika.
Eyes: Promise – Chocolate – Ikon.
Lipsticks: Harley Sheer Gloss – Latte – Nude, and also wearing Harley – Latte – Stained Pink – Pink Fuel.
Liner: Romy – Dark Line 04 – Glam Affair.
Shadow: Shimmer – Latte – Barely There – Pink Fuel.
Tattoo – Neck: Heart – Faded – Aitui Tatoo.
Blouse: Open Collar – Chambray- tres blah.
Bra: Lingerie – Bra – White Lace – {ViSion}-S&F.
Pants: Skinny Slacks – Black – tres blah.
Necklace: Chi – Amorous.
Ring: CandleBright Ring – Silver – Le Primitif.
Bracelet: Chimera – Amorous.
Shoes: Laud Boots Slink-High – Black – Maitreya .
Pose: Secret 6 – PosESioN.


Wisti

Home Stretch

So I thought I would invite you to my bedroom…no worries, just to look around! I am wearing some cute lounge sweats from Cracked Mirror that I got at Cirque de Seraphim, which has come to a close, but wow, what a great event. But no worries, you can still pick up your own at Cracked Mirror. So soft and comfy I sleep in ’em!

Anyway, here’s where I live and relax when I am not out shopping. My sweet cat Zulu keeps me company and watches over me. Be sure and click on the photo for a wider view, and feel free to visit the links of some great designers below. Happy stretching!

♡Always stretch before exercising!♡

Home Stretch


My outfit

Skin: Harley – Latte – Pink Fuel.
Shape: Wisti 2015 – by me, under development 🙂
Hair: Lena (no materials) – Mina.
Lipstick: Harley Sheer Gloss – Latte – Nude – Pink Fuel.
Lashes: Mesh – Al Vulo.
Liner: Romy – Dark Line 04 – Glam Affair.
Shadow: Shimmer – Latte – Barely There – Pink Fuel.
Tattoo – Neck: Heart – Faded – Aitui Tatoo.
Tattoo – Body: Blue Butterfly – Letis Tattoo.
Clothing: Lounge Sweats – grey, and Varsity Sweater – black – Cracked Mirror.
Socks: Cozy Socks (Blue Rose) – Lark.
Ring: CandleBright Ring – Silver – Le Primitif, but purchased at Cirque de Seraphim, event now closed.
Pose: Stretch – by me.

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Room Decor

Framed Posters: Vintage Travel – Dutchie.
Oval Painting: Rose – Dutchie.
Bedside Clock: Travel Alarm – Dutchie.
Tangled Electrical Cords and Outlet: Geeky Powerstrip – Second Spaces.
Bedside Comforts: Sick Day Mags and Remote Control, Pills, Cough Syrup, Tissues, Thermometer, Cough Drops – (It is the flu season, after all!) – Second Spaces.
Table for Makeup: Caster Table – San Francisco – Second Spaces.
Banner over Fireplace: Chalk banner – long – Second Spaces.
Snow Jar: Deer – keke.
Flowers: Winter bottle – snow berry, Summer bottle – breeze – keke.
Hanging light: still falling bulb – keke.
Bedside cabinets: Oceania Cabinet – Tree Inlay – Trompe Loeil.
Lamp: Baybrooke Bird Lamp – Rusty – Trompe Loeil.
Fireplace: Candle Fireplace Tile With Drape – Trompe Loeil.
Rug: Rug 10 – Fanatik.
Bed: Autumn’s End Bed – Stockholm & Lima, at Fameshed.
Bedside Warmth and Decadent Indulgence: Hot Cocoa Tray – Stockholm & Lima, at Fameshed.
Makeup Accessories: Isabelle Perfume Tray and Cosmetics – {what next}.
Rocking Chair: Bramley Rocking Chair (rustic) – Knitted – {what next}.
Zulu, my Cat: Anim cat – black – *SHOP SEU*.
Paintings above Bed and Fireplace: “Blomstereng nordpa,” Sohlberg, 1905, and “Ursus – Orso Italiano” Anitique Print – POST.
Notebook on Mantel: Manuscript Notebook – POST.
Bowl of Pinecones on Mantel: Tallkottar (pinecones) – POST.
Baseboard Heater: LTL Mesh Baseboard Heater – Lexi Naire.
Lodging: Art Cabin – Scarlet Creative.


Wisti

Sad November

So many shopping events lately, I just love it! Here is a cute little crimson tweed coat I picked up at Sad November, by Mon Cheri. In terms of styling, I got the idea for this outfit right off the poster on the wall at Mon Cheri’s location at the event, so don’t go thinking I am a styling genius, lol. 🙂

♡Cure a sadness today with a kiss!♡

Sad November

Skin: Harley – Latte – Pink Fuel.
Shape: Wisti 2015 – by me, under development 🙂
Hair: Lena (no materials) – Mina.
Lipstick: Harley Sheer Gloss – Latte – Nude – Pink Fuel.
Eyes: Promise – Chocolate – Ikon.
Lashes: Mesh – Al Vulo.
Liner: Romy – Dark Line 04 – Glam Affair.
Shadow: Shimmer – Latte – Barely There – Pink Fuel.
Coat: Tweed – Crimson – by Mon Cheri, at Sad November.
Muffs: Mesh – Red – Izzie’s.
Boots: Regency – Chocolate – Suede – Bax.


Wisti