My Second Life

{trying to make a buck}

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I think one of the things that is hard for me is keeping on task. I have a million little ideas that I want to do in SL but I gotta pick one or two and stick to them. So after some deep thoughts I have decided to open my own photo studio to take a few appointments a week for photos priced at a reasonable amount (I am still working on pricing). Now, just like in real life I gotta come up with the capital to start this business.

So like so many people before me I am selling my Gacha extras to help fund this business. Now I am putting my RL money into as well, but poses, backdrops, props and all that are not cheap and while I am building client base (hopefully) I gotta come up with another form of income to help me get this business off the ground.

I am still gonna keep my Lost Girl Desgins shape business going as well, but that will always just be a MP based business. I see no reason for me to make that an in world store at this time as I really make these shapes more for myself to play with and toss them up on the MP for only 99L$ so if someone likes them or needs a shape for their new bento head… there ya go with out breaking the bank because good god damn bento heads are expensive!

I am one of those people that knows that I will always end up putting money into SL but it can’t hurt to try and start some kind of business as well because ya know what guys… blogging is expensive as all get up! I am no where big enough to seek out blogger positions yet so all the stuff I blog I pay for, so please help me keep this blog going by supporting my businesses!

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Main Shop: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Nuernberg%20West/216/32/28

My Table @ Epic Gacha : http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Beraudes/46/224/3334

All Commons  10L$ – 35L$, Items from all the “big” gacha events. New & Old. Doe, Glam Affair, Spell, Astraila, Alme, Commet, Moon Amore, Disorderly, Birch, and more! Hair, skins, clothes… really I have little bit of everything!

Please come buy my junk and help me get Winter Rose Studio off the ground!!!!

Miss.Chelsea · Second Life Fashion · Shopping Adventures

{sweet summer child} – part two

…and on to part two of my Miss. Chelsea haul. I gotta say, I don’t do massive shops very often, mostly because I am pretty picky when it comes to my personal style but Miss. Chelsea has some of the best casual clothes (at least for my tastes) that I have found. They are totally on par with Blueberry for me when it comes to staple pieces. I did get a top that is more of a “special” piece. This top was something that I was like “oh I want something like this to really wear”. I loved the baggy fall sweater, I know I said I was looking for summer clothes but this totally works for a cool summer evening and I am sticking to that story. It came in a variety of mutted colors but like usual I went with a black/grey tone. I paired it with their “jeggings” and despite some clipping it worked pretty well.

Now I can’t remember or not, but this dress may actually be one of the group gifts. It’s one of the rare Miss. Chelsea items that comes with a color/texture changing hud, which is a feature I love personally. I liked this little dress, it works very well for a going out to the club situation.

Now the shorts are a different color of a past FLF item that I loved and I obviously needed them in more than just the Pink they had for FLF about a month or so ago. They are fun and pretty awesome as far as shorts go with that nifty plaid shirt tied around the waist.

I also got to point out that the hair I am wearing in this photo was from this friday’s (7/7/17) FLF from Wasabi Pills, which is long time favorite hair store of mine and the pretty awesome cup featured in this photo as well is an item from DRBC from the latest round of The Chapter Four (you get it when you buy their lipstick “coffee stains” which I wore in the previous photo set).

I know my photo’s aren’t super complex (yet) but I am working on acquiring more and more items. It’s a process over time to build a solid prop library and while thanks in part to Gacha events I am getting a lot more stuff to work with it is still going to take time for me to really get all the items I need. I have a very small plot of land and I am currently trying to set up three different areas for photos. So that being said I hope to be bringing you some more interesting (is that even the right word?) photos here before too long. It’s very expensive to buy high quality landscaping items and I had absolutely none in my inventory prior to May, so as time goes on… things (I hope) will get better and better.

The blog is still in it’s baby years 😛

Full outfit lists below:

Outfit #1

Hair – Doe – June Arcade ’17

Top – Miss Chelsea –

Leggings – Miss. Chelsea

Skin – Glam Affair – gacha item

Tattoos – Dappa – Imagine

Lipstick – Warpaint* – Berry

Outfit #2

Hair – Exile – No One

Dress – Miss. Chelsea

Skin – Glam Affair – gacha item

Tattoos – Dappa – Imagine

Eyeshadow – Suicidal Unborn –

Lipstick – DRBC – Coffee Stains – The Chapter Four (July 2017)

Necklace – Spell – Dragon Choker Silver (gacha item)

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Skin – Glam Affair – gacha item

Tattoos – Dappa – Imagine

Eyeshadow – Zombie Suicide –

Lipstick – Warpaint* – Berry

Top – BOOM (flf item)

Hair – Wasabi Pills – flf item

Tumbler – DRBC – “Resting Witch Face” Cup

Shorts – miss Chelsea – effie shorts

 

Miss.Chelsea · Second Life Fashion · Shopping Adventures

{sweet summer child} – part one

One of my favorite things about holidays is sales… both in RL and SL. One of those sales I stumbled across a great on at Miss Chelsea which is one of my favorite Fifty Linden Friday stops. To have access to the sale you do have to be part of the group but it is 100L$ spent! There are a couple great group gifts too.

I had been spying this dress but I hate spending so much on a dress that I probably won’t wear for much more of pictures or the rare occasion I go out of a club. It’s very cute and to me feels like something I would slouch around the house in, so perhaps I will wear this a little more often.

The second thing I snagged was this outfit which is a cute little t-shirt, I got the ones with desgins, and a pair of shorts. One thing I can say is that I don’t have much in way of summer clothes so this sale has provided me with some much needed summer running around clothes and I just was so stinking happy when I figured out that even their packs which are normally 500L$ were also half so I took full advantage and so pleased!

AH this leggings/top combo… probably my very very favorite outfit of the moment. With this hair and the pair of heals I have on… it makes me feel like a punk rock Sandy from Grease (…see it????… *giggles*). I will get SO MUCH use out of these legging and plaid shirt combo, this is a look I do very often in RL so I squeed with joy when I saw these and got them in all the colors.. which was a rare splurge for me.

The whole feel of these photos is embracing summer, and for me summer is about enjoying beautiful weather… even if you wear all black. HAHA.

 

Outfit Lists

Outfit #1

Dress – Miss Chelsea – Lili Tee Dress – Grey

Tattoos – Dappa – Imagination

Skin – Glam Affair – from the Loot Box Gacha event

Necklace – Minimal – “Animal Companions – Moose Gold”

Hair – Clawtooth

Make Up – Suicidal Unborn & Warpaint*

Outfit #2

Outfit – Miss. Chelsea – Leia Outfit – Galaxy

Tattoos – Dappa – Imagination

Skin – Glam Affair – from the Loot Box Gacha event

Hair – Magika – The Wish [04]

Necklace – Zombie Suicide – Fable

Outfit #3

Leggings – Alva Leggings – Purple

Top – Liza Top – Black

Tattoos – Dappa – Imagination

Skin – Glam Affair – from the Loot Box Gacha event

Necklace- Pixel Box – Dark Cross and Magic

 

All the backgrounds are from Second Snaps!

Stay Tuned for part 2!!

..::LGD::.. · Second Life Fashion

New Shapes!

The best laid plans of mice and men…

I had planned to try and get a few new posts out and get my new shape up… but life got in the way. Sometimes I will be the first to admit I try way to hard to make plans that I know may not happen. It’s huge fault of mine, but when you has a medically complex kiddo in RL, life gets crazy. (more on this in a later post)

But I said I was going to launch a new shape and I am gonna do one better I got not one but two new shapes up on the marketplace!

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Meet Candy! A shape I have been working on for quite some time. She is probably the closest I will get to my own personal shape. The idea behind Candy was to try and make something that could go sweet, yet sexy at the same time. Which was way harder for me to achieve that you would think! It is available for 99L$ on the marketplace!

Marketplace: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/LGD-Candy-Catya-Bento-Shape/12146324

 

Our second offering is the first of several shapes I am going to be launching over the next two months. Loosely based of minor characters from A Song of Ice and Fire or the books that Game of Thrones is based off of. Most of these characters are dead by the time the books/show starts. I decided to do this because I felt that it would be more fun for me to basically make these small characters come to life. When I originally read the ASoIaF books I actually started do sketches of some of the characters how they appeared in my mind which is what I lot of these shapes are based off of.

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For fans of the books you may wonder which Elia is this shape based off of, well that would be Elia Martell, sister of the Red Viper and wife of Rhaegar Targaryen. Her beauty was legendary in the Seven Kingdoms and I have always be intrigued with the culture of Dorne. This is my first attempt at a more ethnic shape, with influences from several Asian and Middle Eastern features. That is the beauty of the Dornish race is it’s a very diverse and exotic race in the mostly white bread Westeros.

This is one of my favorite shapes I have made so far. She is beautiful and I had so much fun shooting this shape because it looked just about perfect in just about any light.

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She is really a stunning shape that even if you aren’t a GoT fan that you could appreciate and use! I am extremely proud of this shape and like all my shapes she will be available on the marketplace for 99 L$.

Marketplace: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/LGD-Elia-Shape-for-Catwa-Catya/12146342

 

 

Collabor88 · Hair Hair EVERYWHERE! · Second Life Fashion · Shopping Adventures · Tableau Vivant · Uncategorized

So I got distracted by hair…again

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With out a single doubt in my mind, besides poses, the next largest file in my inventory is marked “!!HAIR” because I love to change my hair… A LOT. I am also super picky about my hair, then again I am super picky about everything I wear in SL for that matter. HAHA. Ok in all seriousness though, when I am putting together an outfit I have always felt that hair plays a crucial role.

I am not one of those people who only wear one brand of hair. Back in the day I was, it was usually all Truth hair. Since coming back though, I have decided to be really open to different designers and I have come to discover I like A LOT of different designers.

My newest discovery is Tableau Vivant, which I am sure a lot of people already were aware of but they are pretty new to me. See I am an avid shopper of the event Collabor88, it has been around for ages and always has amazing finds. When I popped round to check out this month’s event I feel in love with Tableau Vivant’s offering this month.

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It’s a unisex undercut hair style. They also have a hair base (Omega and Catwa appliers) that goes along with that I highly recommend getting as well. This is a hair style that I would have probably had in my late teen years when I was still fairly heavy into goth scene. It’s a lot of fun for some slightly androgynous pictures of some throw back to my punk rock days.

It’s a fun hair and It wasn’t too expensive, which is always a perk.

If you want to learn more about the Collabor88 event please go hop over to their blog! : http://collabor88.com/

If you are courious to see what else Tableau Vivant has to offer SL in the way of beautiful hair style, hop on over to their marketplace store!  https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/147454

..::LGD::.. · DRD · Fifty Linden Friday Finds! · Jane's Builds

Birthdays and Launching a new shape!

So it was my RL birthday on the 13th…. and I thought it was a great idea to try and make a little party set up on my land that I was already in the process of trying to turn into the Godswood from Game of Thrones… because I am binge watching the whole series. *laughs* well it’s the truth!

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I am using a lot from DRD’s Garden Party Gacha set… because I just think it’s cute and kinda boho which is a style I really enjoy. I loved that it came with these beautiful trees. I have thing for pretty trees… hench the whole Godswood. This is just a WIP of the build I still have to do some grass and fill in a lot of open spaces. I was honestly shocked at how out of practice I really am with all this stuff and having to go find so much has also been a task and half!

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I LOVE these trees. I have been searching for a beautiful Heartree for my Godswood and while this isn’t a perfect match to how they are described in the story, they fit well enough for the over all look that I am going for in my next stage of the build after I take the party stuff down. Again these trees are from the DRD gacha “Garden Party”.

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This is going to be the landing point for the party. I have to just find some grass but other wise I really like how this came out. The tub with flowers was a FLF item from last week if my memory serves me correctly.

SO as if my life isn’t already crazy enough with my RL keeping me oh so busy, I thought it was going to be a great time finish up my next shape for the marketplace called “Candy”. Here is a little preview:

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I was smart enough this time to take pictures with a couple skins and I was really really pleased with how well the shape works with different skins. The top is one of the skins from Atomic’s Arcade Gacha and the bottom is Glam Affair gacha skin. I designed this skin with the dancer, stripper, escort crowed in mind. She is bit taller than my last shape and is… how can I put this… more buxom *giggles*

I will be doing a full blog post with it’s release soon. Probably next week sometime! Please make sure to check out my flickr for more photos!

My Second Life · random stuff · {the life of jane}

{the life of jane}

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In an attempt to try and step up my blogging game… and just my photography game in general I have just been going through my inventory (which really is an ongoing process to try and keep it some what cleaned up *sigh*) and just putting together little sets, little outfits and just playing around with lighting, poses I forgot I had (isn’t that scary lol). The pictures ended up turning out quite nice for the most part.

I am calling them {the life of jane} because to me they look like little snapshots out of someone’s life.

This whole set came about because I totally forgot I got these awesome Seriacha panties from Wonderlost a while back and wanted to actually use them some how, they aren’t up on marketplace so you have to go the Wonderlost in world store to find them. So I paired it with this slouchy sweatshirt from DRBC ( https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/drbc-cara-sweater-spells-boxed/11162634) which is one of my favorites. It made this super chill, late night hanging at home vibe.

Which I knew would work great with this pose set from MILA that I had just snagged. (https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/MILA-POSES-Should-I-Call/11818031) I tossed out one of my RAMA sets from a Gacha from I think last month’s Gacha Guardians event, it’s called Wedding Apartment. I added a cute little cuddle couch that I picked up from last weeks FLF. It’s not the most complex set in the world but I thought it was pretty enough.

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I kept my make up simple, just some Zombie Suicide eye shadow and these beautiful lip glosses from Warpaint that I just am in love with. My skin is from Glam Affair, it’s a gacha item I picked up on the market place. The tattoos are obviously my very favorite thing from the May Bish Box, they are from Dappa. My hair again is a stand by of mine from Doe.

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The second set and look I did was a little lighter. I used the same Rama set, but I tossed out some of my bedroom furniture. The dresser is by Atomic and is from the Into the Woods set. The Bed is from Pillows I believe. I also snagged that awesome pink troll, calling my straight back to my childhood, from Plastik by playing a gacha at their main store.

The outfit is a really simple and pretty comfortable look. The top is from the Hippie and High outfit from B.D.R and I chose to go with out the selves. Again… my favorite Blueberry leggings and my favorite necklace from Plastik finish off the look. I kept the make up the same and swapped out the Doe hair for on from Magika called Meadow.

I was so pleased with how this picture came out. I wish I had thought to take some different photos in this light because it really is very pretty.

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The last one I have to show you guys is this beauty. I really like this picture a lot. It’s simple yet not and there is just something about how the lighting makes her look that just make me happy.

The dress is an old stand by of mine from R3volt. The hair, make up and skin are all the same. I switched the tattoos but for the life of me I can’t remember who they are by. I have some out takes (I guess you can call them) from this set that I will post probably later today or tomorrow with full outfit break downs for you guys.

Theses were just my favorites of the bunch. I am going to actually start posting some of my less favorites as well just to show how my work is progressing and they are good too… just not my favorites lol

I hope you enjoyed this little random post. I am trying to make going through my inventory fun again… not that it ever really was but I can lie to myself right?