Black and White Portrait Challenge

I decided to take on Strawberry Singh’s (http://strawberrysingh.com/2014/02/03/black-white-portrait-challenge/ ) challenge this week of a black and white shot, so here it is. Hope you like.

Black and White MemeHairs: [e] .

Meme Instructions: Share a black & white portrait (headshot) of your Second Life avatar. You can post a raw shot or process the image as much as you like. Don’t forget to leave a link to your image in the comments and also share it in the Blog Memes flickr group.

For the raw shot, you can dress your avatar up inworld so you are all black and white. I have done that before for another black and white challenge, (raw shot here).

Or you are free to use a photo editor to desaturate the image and process it any way you like. If you do not have access to photoshop, (or another photo editing program) I suggest using picmonkey.com, it has a black and white option in there, for free.

Waiting on Max Factor

Don’t worry girls, one day you will find a man who will ruin your lipstick instead of your mascara. ~Anonymous

purepoison bareDress: Pure Poison, Beatrice **NEW** . Hairs: Miamai, Ojaa **NEW** .

Got the perfect dress but your lack of accessories is leaving you on the sidelines without a dance card to fill? Don’t worry about it! L’Accessoires Timeless Romance Gacha will open on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 10am SLT!

In just a couple of days, L’accessoires will open its’ door to our first themed event – “Timeless Romance”. Not only will it be romantic and loving, we are going to double the love by making it a full gacha event.

A fine selection of 29 designers/creators in Second Life with 35 gacha machines will feature their unique designs in “Timeless Romance”. This round, we have many new and returning, and all talented, designers joining us. We also have expanded the event to include creators from the home and garden category that will bring us lovely and romantic home accessories that lovers could make use of on that romantic and steamy night.

Waiting on Max FactorHandBag: Elysium, Vivi Purse **L’Accessoires** . Jewelry Set: Elysium, Valentine’s Set . Headpiece: 22769, Materia Organica Necklace, Sparkle Red Rare gacha item **L’Accessoires** .

Designers participating in the Timeless Romance Gacha event (in no particular order):
NYU
22769
Aesthetica
LODE
Kunglers
Anggun
XIAJ
anc Ltd.
Natzuka
Lybra
Miamai
BSD Studio Design
Atelier Visconti
Elysium
Glam Affair
Pure Poison
.Enfant Terrible.
meadowWorks
h.m.a.e.m.
Modern Couture
La Petite Morte
Baoba
MiWardrobe
Shiki
Azoury
no. 7
Zibska
House of London

Blog – http://leponpon.wordpress.com/2014/02/02/laccessoires-timeless-romance-gacha/
Flickr – http://www.flickr.com/photos/shiumeimei/12279432583/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/laccessoiressl
SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Neo/58/222/568

Me and Dr. Ben

Me and Dr. BenNecklace: Kunglers, Ivatan . Hairs: Wasabi Pills, Cora .

I made the off the cuff comment last week that I didn’t think I would ever get married because I couldn’t get past picturing Taylor in old age, balding, wrinkly, letting himself “go.” Sure I said it all in jest. Mostly.. I suppose… But he was a little taken aback by it all and assured me he’d never let himself go anywhere, but more importantly he explained to me that if you love someone, a lot of the time those little unimportant details no longer matter so much. Obviously as a, ummm, did I say my nickname for him is Dr. Ben Dover? Well, as that sort of doctor most of his patients are of the geriatric variety, and to further enhance his point about details not mattering he told me this story:

Me and Dr. BenMecklace: Kungler’s, Tamarindo . Hair: D!va, Miso .

An elderly husband and wife noticed that they were beginning to forget many little things around the house. They were afraid that this could be dangerous, as one of them may accidently forget to turn off the stove and thus cause a fire.

So, they decided on their visit to Dr. Ben they would ask his opinion. Taylor (aka Ben) told them that many people their age find it useful to write themselves little notes as reminders. The elderly couple thought this sounded wonderful, and left the office very pleased with the advice.

When they got home, the wife said, “Dear, will you please go to the kitchen and get me a dish of ice cream? And why don’t you write that down so you won’t forget?”

“Nonsense,” said the husband, “I can remember a dish of ice cream!”

“Well,” said the wife, “I’d also like some strawberries on it. You better write that down, because I know you’ll forget.”

“Don’t be silly,” replied the husband. “A dish of ice cream and some strawberries. I can remember that!”

“OK, dear, but I’d like you to put some whipped cream on top. Now you’d really better write it down now. You’ll forget,” said the wife.

“Come now, my memory’s not all that bad,” said the husband. “No problem — a dish of ice cream with strawberries and whipped cream.”

And with that, the husband shut the kitchen door behind him. The wife could hear him getting out pots and pans, and making some noise inconsistent with his preparing a dish of ice cream, strawberries, and whipped cream. He emerged from the kitchen about 15 minutes later.

Walking over to his wife, he presented her with a plate of bacon and eggs.

The wife took one look at the plate, glanced up at her husband and said, “Hey, where’s the toast?”

The take from? I figured he may be on to something, because I probably will never remember what he used to look like anyways. Besides, I am about at that mental point myself already these days. I’ll write myself a note to let you know what I decide. If I can just remember where I put my pencil and paper.

Little Accessories

Always a godmother, never a mother. That sucks. I’ve got to get me one of those little accessories.
~ Courteney Cox

Little AccessoriesDress: Maitreya, Hera . Hair: Dura, Boy 46 .

Got the perfect micro-mini Bodcon dress and nothing to wear with it? Don’t worry about it! L’Accessoires Timeless Romance Gacha will open on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 10am SLT!

In just a couple of days, L’accessoires will open its’ door to our first themed event – “Timeless Romance”. Not only will it be romantic and loving, we are going to double the love by making it a full gacha event.

A fine selection of 29 designers/creators in Second Life with 35 gacha machines will feature their unique designs in “Timeless Romance”.

Little AccessoriesNecklace: Azoury, Essentiel *L’Accessoires . Glasses: ~AG~ Flowery Spring **L’Accessoires .

This round, we have many new and returning, and all talented, designers joining us. We also have expanded the event to include creators from the home and garden category that will bring us lovely and romantic home accessories that lovers could make use of on that romantic and steamy night.

Designers participating in the Timeless Romance Gacha event (in no particular order)

NYU
22769
Aesthetica
LODE
Kunglers
Anggun
XIAJ
anc Ltd.
Natzuka
Lybra
Miamai
BSD Studio Design
Atelier Visconti
Elysium
Glam Affair
Pure Poison
.Enfant Terrible.
meadowWorks
h.m.a.e.m.
Modern Couture
La Petite Morte
Baoba
MiWardrobe
Shiki
Azoury
no. 7
Zibska
House of London

Blog – http://leponpon.wordpress.com/2014/02/02/laccessoires-timeless-romance-gacha/
Flickr – http://www.flickr.com/photos/shiumeimei/12279432583/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/laccessoiressl
SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Neo/58/222/568

A Life Less Raveled

A Life Less Raveled Hair: Vanity Hair, Girls on Film **NEW** . Necklace: (Yummy), Pearl Wisp **NEW** .

Things have been a little disconcerting lately with the comments made about other people in FB and Second Life. And I suppose when it came to the Meta-whatever pageant I played a part too. Naw, I still can’t take back the comments on that blog, I meant them with every fiber of my being. I tried to handle it tactfully in step one exclusively with the person I made the comments about, but still. The thing is, if we’ve nothing nice to say, why take it out on the next guy? Which is actually what I was mentioning to Metaverse guy come to think about it. That kind of trolling isn’t very attractive. What is wrong with us that we are so perpetually bored, like cats playing with a mouse, we choose to toy with others inflicting pain and suffering?

A Life Less RaveledDress: Miamai, Harena **NEW**

Take from? Life is complicated as it is, but why are we always trying to unravel it? Can’t we just let others exist without toying with them, trying to take them apart at the seams? I don’t know the answer, but I reckon American author Renata Adler comes pretty close when she said, “Idle people are often bored and bored people, unless they sleep a lot, are cruel. It is not accident that boredom and cruelty are great preoccupations in our time.” Just running off at the keyboard, take it for whatever its worth to you. I know, probably not all that much.

Neeps and Tatties

Neeps and Tatties

I know, I know! Friday I said I would officially sit down and shup up until Relay for Life/Fashion for Life kicked in, but dang it all, then Draxtor Despres happened. I am sure so many of you know of him, he is legend in the SL Outbound Communications Network and a recent The Drax Files You-Tube episode of his hit me flat out betwixt my approximately 250L Sea Hole dress and the matching 150L handbag. What the ‘ell am I talking about? It means the money I spent to throw this blog up today could have fed 4 children in Kenya. Heck, throw in the hairs, jewelry and makeup and I could have probably fed closer to 8. Small, the knowledge of this makes me feel very small. Here I woke up without a thought to hunger, made coffee, a protein shake and a cup of yogurt and I wasn’t even the slightest bit hungry before I ate. What have you eaten today? Did you have to worry whether you would be hungry? Or did you, like I often do, only worry about what you were going to do today?

100 Lindens, that’s all it takes to feed a child. 100 Lindens, or .30 cents USD! Can you believe it? Put it in this perspective, Over the weekend I spend 6500 L’s to blog a mesh head I will probably never wear again. http://anchailinalainn.com/2014/02/01/avatar/ I missed the opportunity to help 65 children in need. But I won’t anymore. I have no musical talent, so I can’t offer sound, but I can offer Brique Topaz of Lavender Fields ( http://slurl.com/secondlife/Feed%20A%20Smile/52/123/23 ) my wallet, and my word. Because in the talent department, that is humbly all I have.

Neeps and Tatties

The take from? Yeah, its time. We all have something to offer, even if it’s just a hundred of our hard earned Lindens. Watch the You Tube video and think about it today and see how it feels on you. As for me? I’ve now listened 4 times and I may be blogging in the nude next week, but I can’t let this moment go by without doing something. I hope you will too.

Hair: D!va, Miso **COLLABOR88** Taxi:
Dress/Bag: Sea Hole, Tentacles Taxi:
Necklace: Kungler’s TamarindoTaxi:

Pomp and Circumstance

Pomp and CircumstanceHat: [LWL], Blush Veil . Jewelry: Kungler’s, Mariri .

I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade… And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party. ~Ron White

Pomp and Circumstance Outfit: Gizza, Untouchables **NEW** .

It’s just another dog and pony show here at work today. I hope everyone else’s Monday is a little less high gravity. But for me? Just another manic Monday. In fact, enough so I’ve decided to walk quietly and carry a big stick.

Gizza: Taxi:
Kungler’s: Taxi:
Ladies Who Lunch: Taxi:
Vista Animations: Taxi:

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