Blue Monday By Elle

Not My Problem 2
This past Monday, the media reported extensively on a report by psychologist Cliff Arnall indicating Monday January 16th may be the Bluest Monday in a very long time.  So what was Elle’s typist doing on that particular Monday? Well she was at home, sick and taking photos of her Second Life avatar!

Not My Problem 1I did not feel particularly blue emotionally but for sure I was feeling down physically.   After being in Second Life for almost 10 years, I have found my avatars often are a reflection of myself in Real Life.  Not necessarily say how Elle looks but in how I decorate Elle.  When I am happy I tend to dress her in youthful, colorful clothes.  In a moment when I am down, I might dress her in more dark, subdued tones.  And on Monday, when these photos were taken, she was in a whole lot of black!

Any who, just some random thoughts today.  Details on Elle’s look can be found below.   So until next, take care my friends and have a great Second Life!

tram F1124 hair1
CATWA HEAD Catya
[theSkinnery] Park Shin (Catwa Applier) – champagne
Slink Physique Mesh Body

*COCO*_ BikerJacketOverShoulders_Black
O V H .Cassie Sweater . slink @Kustom9
Izzie’s – Pencil Socks (applier)
fri.day – Gracie.Heels (Coal) @Collabor8

Poses – marukin

Coffee & Doughnuts

Coffee and Donuts 1Coffee & Doughnuts…this is what popped into my head when Elle found her way into this Tea house located at The Village & BarDeco. Even though I haven’t had a doughnut in years, the idea of taking a bite of scrumptious glazed doughnut – gently fried to perfection and lightly coated with the sugary glaze – kept filling my head while I took this photo.

Coffee and Donuts 2I honestly can’t remember the last time I ate a doughnut!  You see, I have been blessed *cough* with Celiac’s Disease and therefore I not supposed to eat any gluten whatsoever!  Well…I cheat…but I am selective with my cheating (LOL):  Pie and cupcakes are my Gluten Achilles heal and, well….Bagels.  You can get a marvelous gluten-free cupcake – but bagels?? Forget about it!

Any who, that’s all I got for now.  Yeah short and sweet for me but it’s Saturday and I need to do laundry in Real Life.  Damn this thing called RL….it keeps me from doing all sorts of fun things!  So until next time – take care my friends and have a great Second Life!

/Wasabi Pills/ Isla Mesh Hair – Solar Ombre @ Fameshed
(Yummy) Rose Shades
B.C.C City of Stars – Maitreya knit Outfit [3] @ SaNaRae
. offbeat . The taste of winter : muffler B PINK @ SaNaRae
=Zenith=leather incase bag (Grey)
=Zenith=Vintage Heels with socks (Grey)
[VALE KOER] LATTEMYA TUMBLER CATS

Poses: dfo! Don’t Freak Out

Location: The Village & BarDeco

Accidental Sex Sim-ing By Elle

Urban Life

Last week I was in search of a well done urban based sim for the above photo of Ms. Elle. Even in my SL past, urban sims could be seriously hit and miss and were often not updated.  Honestly I had absolutely no idea where to even start when I began this endeavor but I had an idea in my head for this photo that I wasn’t willing to let go.  To remedy this, I went directly to my beloved Explore Second Life group on Flickr to find a spot that might work for me.  One of the few urban sims that popped up after searching a few pages was one called Sexy Cat.  Yeah I know…I should have gotten a hint from the sim name but it seemed “clean” in the photos and well done therefore I thought to myself – Mission Accomplished!

Any who, I popped on over and found the sim to be relatively uninhabited – the only other avi on the sim had a profile description that more or less said “Second Life Explorer”.  So I sent Elle on a nice leisurely stroll in search of that perfect photo spot – something that would make this outfit definitely stand out.  As Elle made her way around the place, I went through a mental check list in my head:  Nice urban grunge feel (check), Bodega like stores (check), nice use of colors (check) and once the spot was found I was definitely ready to Rock and Roll!

Well midway through my photo taking a shadow appears on my screen and it stays there for a good long while.  Of course in my head I am thinking “Dude, I am standing here not moving, looking like a dumb ass so….GET OUTTA THE WAY!”  Then the familiar “ding, ding” happens and  I get this IM from the male resident:

[2017/01/02 10:52] xx: hey hun

At this point, the sighing commences on my part as I begin formulate my wordy reply:

[2017/01/02 10:53] Elle Couerblanc: hello  (So thoughtful and elegant a reply, right?  Now profile perving commences and the vedict for this fella was “harmless”)
[2017/01/02 10:53] xxxx: how are you
[2017/01/02 10:53] Elle Couerblanc:: fine (suddenly I feel the need to check out the land info tab.  Whoops – all the key words are there that should have been a huge red flag about the point of the sim when I tp’d in!)
(Okay now…wait for it…wait for it – the important question suddenly jumps into my brain.  After a brief pause I type the words……)
[2017/01/02 10:53] Elle Couerblanc: is this a sex sim or something? lol
[2017/01/02 10:54] xxxx: yes
[2017/01/02 10:54] xxxx: sexy avatar
[2017/01/02 10:54] Elle Couerblanc: haha oops I just liked the looks of it
[2017/01/02 10:54] Elle Couerblanc: thanks but I am just here taking photos (Now I feel bad…the guy really thought I was here for the same goals as him!)
[2017/01/02 10:54] Elle Couerblanc: sorry
[2017/01/02 10:54] xxxx: its ok hun

And then he continues on on his way leaving me to my work.  Well you can’t blame the guy for trying, but unfortunately for him I was not his target audience!  It was definitely a case of right place, wrong girl for this gentleman.  At this point I am laughing at myself in real life for my total reborn noob mistake!  Anyway Mr. Redacted Name Resident, I hope you found what you were looking for that day!  Because regardless of anyone’s reason for being in Second Life, as long as you can legally buy cigarettes in the US and it involves others who can legally buy cigarettes as well (AND are on the same page as you), you are definitely entitled to live out your dreams in Second Life, whatever they may be!  Rock on with your ePeens friends, just avoid the Blingis if you can!

+elua+ Jordan_Ombre Basic pack @Kustom 9
CATWA HEAD Catya
Lara Hurley– Diana Milky *Catwa Appliers* with Lara Hurley Gia Lips
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
-VA-F-VISTA BENTO PROHANDS
2byte ] Angel glow cap(wh)
Vinyl – Ephixa Leather Jacket @ uber
Vinyl – Bebe Bra – Cotton @ uber
Vinyl – Ephixa Hoodie @ uber
TETRA – Silk Track Trousers (Midnight)
Shoes – [VALE KOER] THE VASIFORM GROUP GIFT

Pose – Label Motion

Location – Sexy Cat

Exploring Second Life

Rosemoor

One of my favorite pastimes in Second Life is exploring Sims and the art installations throughout the grid.  Since I am basically a noob these days, I have started to rely on flickr groups for places to explore. One of these groups is the Explore Second Life group that has a wealth of photos for me to draw from for locations and inspiration.  One of these sims I came across in the group pool as Rosemoor; and since I was in the mood for another wintry photo from what I saw at Rosemoor this was just the place I was looking for.

My only issue with this photo is in my opinion, Elle is a bit under dressed.  Honestly, in real life, if there was snow on the ground like this, I would have my happy ass in a big ole jacket!  But this is a fantasy world and all so I can’t be too picky!  Perhaps she has on an invisible jacket?  YES that’s it – an invisible jacket, friends, which keeps her warm like nobody’s business!  On a side note, I almost took this photo with demo skin on too – whoops!   Noob, I tell ya….I am one big noob now!

Any who, that is all I have for the moment and my dog is demanding I take him for walk – STAT. So as per the norm, the details on the look can be found below along with all the SLurls to all the stores (am I being a good blogger or what).  So until next time – take care my friends and have a great Second Life!

TRUTH VIP group  – PomPom Hat (December)
CATWA HEAD Catya
Lara Hurley-Christy Rose Pale *Catwa Appliers*
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
-VA-F-VISTA BENTO PROHANDS

Sleepy Eddy #Glasses Collection / Boston (Maroon)
Blueberry – Elisa – Henley Tops – Maitreya
ISON – raw hide vest (blush)
AMITOMO / Quiet Winter GACHA / Muffler #1 / 11
Maitreya  Biker Jeans #4
Boots Maitreya Stagioni XTD Leather * Bistre

Pose – Sit from VISTA ANIMATIONS *HUD 4.14*MIRIAM BENTO AO-V1B

Location:  Rosemoor

Windows Ate My Pictures!

night out

 

Okay so…the other day I managed to take a whole batch of photos including the one you see here with Elle in her New Years Eve outfit she had been styling for weeks!  Well not exactly weeks, and maybe actually, just a couple of hours – but that’s beside the point, LOL.   But as luck would have it (or more than likely an ID10T error on Elle’s typist’s part) windows ate them all!  Elle was traumatized and so beside herself, she just couldn’t push herself to try to take the photo again.  Oddly enough, one was still in my recently viewed cached items, although, the file itself was gone!  So what’s a disappointed and lazy fashion blogger to do?  Use Snipit and take a photo of a photo woot!

Anyway, I had tons of fun with this photo – from styling Elle to building the little set.  There are so many wonderful little knickknacks in SL now that I think building sets might be a thing for me going forward.  Details on the items used in this photo along with Elle’s outfit can be found below. For now…I am out peeps – so in the meantime, take care my friends and have a great Second Life!

Hair: *barberyumyum*85(LC)
CATWA HEAD Catya
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Glam Affair – Sarah Applier ( Catwa ) Asia – LIMIT8

(fd) Fashionably Dead Special Day Dress – Teal LARA @ Collabor88
fri.day – Sugar.Platforms (Coal) @ Collabor88

Set Items
Soy. Vanity Set
tarte. holiday twig vase @ Collabor88
Apple Fall Annan Reclaimed Frame
{vespertine}– my quirky corner / bird trinket box

House – L2 Studio Shoreline MINI

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