Sunday, February 27, 2011

Lady of the Unicorn

I was actually shopping in the marketplace recently and just happened to run across this beautiful dress by Gypsy Tripsa. It's called Lady of the Unicorn, imagine that! I just loved the natural tones and print in the dress, plus the design. It comes with the cloak and headpiece and other removable parts. I decided because of the name of the dress, I had to have a unicorn in a picture or two, plus I took these shots at my home in Elven Realm.

I'd also like to mention the precious elf ears I found at the Plastik. They have little birds perched on top of each ear :)

Clothes: Lady of the Unicorn dress by Gypsy Tripsa
Elf Ears: Animalistic Elven Ears by Aikea Rieko of the Plastik
Skin: Dejah in Pale Brunette by Inaya Skins
Hair: Alice in Platinum by Leena Ying of DrLife
Unicorn pose prop: by Faery Sola of Studio Side
Location: Enchanted of Elven Realm (my home)

Please click the pictures to zoom in

Animalistic Elven Ears by the Plastik (right ear)

Animalistic Elven Ears by the Plastik (left ear)

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Bewitching Bentham Hollow

Bewitching, beautiful, whimsical, magical and colorful are just a few words that describe Bentham Hollow, one of Lauren Bentham and Andrek Lowell's newer forest creations. Lauren already owns a store selling products that can be found on her sims called Bentham Manor. She also owns the wonderful Enchanted Wonderland Forest and Bentham Forest (both also created in collaboration with Andrek Lowell), all part of Bentham Isles. Bentham Hollow is a sparkling, vibrant, and simply gorgeous forest full of fun and wonder.

I landed,was welcomed, and then given information about Bentham Hollow and also, the other Bentham sims. I was in awe of the magic and richness of color around me, including the bright bluish "sparkles" falling from above all over the sim. I walked toward a large gate in front of me, which was the entrance to a forest full of giant, chromatic flowers and mushrooms in abundance! Everywhere I turned the forest was full of foliage, trees, vines, large flora and especially MUSHROOMS. Not just any old mushroom, but HUGE mushrooms of every shape and color. Some even had faces that gazed as I walked by. As I went deeper into the woods, I realized this land was reminiscent of Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland. There were tree trunks with staring faces, polka-dotted mushrooms, mushrooms that glowed, large ponds, babbling creeks, caves, and lovely, shining crystals. Once you land, and then if you turn around and go toward the back rather than forward, you will run across an area full of burning trees. Everything is bright and cheerful, then all of a sudden you enter a dark, gloomy area that looks like it has some kind of flashing lights ahead. When you get closer, you realize it's the tree trunks with faces on fire! As you walk through, ashes and soot fall from the trees and land on the ground making it black to add to the overall effect of this eerie part of the forest.

If you want to enjoy viewing a magical, fantasy sim full of beauty and whimsy, Bentham Hollow is a place you need to see! Bewitchingly beautiful!

Forest gate entrance and a view of some of the flowers and mushrooms of the sim

Some of the glowing mushrooms and sparkling crystals

Red and white polkadots along with faces on mushrooms can be found

The burning trees of Bentham Hollow

Giant colorful flowers, pools of water, green foliage and caves of the Hollow

Clothes: Honor by Evangeline Miles of Evie's Closet
Boots: ED Gryphon in bronze by Bryce Randt
Skin: Jadis in Natural #3 with Makeup Layer #16 by Aida Ewing
Elf Ears: by the Plastik
Hair: Wanda in Gold by KateForster Akin of Tukinowaguma
Pearl Drop tiara by Vivienne Daguene

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Jeannie and a Bottle

I've been working on my sim, Enchanted, the past week. I've added several new fun areas, one of those being a giant genie bottle on a cloud in the sky. Hmm, genie....I actually like to spell it, Jeannie as in I Dream of Jeannie, the TV show from the 70's. I happened to be Barbara Eden's biggest fan growing up and absolutely loved the show, I never missed an episode. As a matter of fact, I now have all the shows on dvd! Really, what young girl around the age of 10 or 11 wouldn't like Barbara Eden or wish they were her? She was gorgeous, could make things happen with the blink of an eye....well, both eyes, she lived with an astronaut AND she got to wear that lovely hot pink outfit! Need I say more? My mother made me a costume just like Jeannie's, too! Seriously, it was perfect and looked exactly like Jeannie's from head to toe! I even had gold sparkly slippers to match. I think I must've worn it every Halloween from about age 8 through 11. Well, I found one in Second Life that is pretty close to what the original looked like. It has everything except the scarf around your head that was connected to the little cap. This outfit comes with the cap and ponytail as one piece, and also has bangs and a hair base. I did not wear this part in the pictures because I just didn't care for the way it fit my shape and looked on me. I wore a high pontyail hair from Sirena instead. The outfit also came with a miniature jeannie bottle you can hold.

Now that I've told you the background of my "jeannie" days, maybe you will understand why I wrote this blog. I lift both arms, cross them and blink both eyes *poof*, see you next time!

Clothes: I Dream of Jeannie costume and mini bottle by MistySue Wallaby
Skin: DrLife Crystal in Tan by Leena Ying
Hair: Tyra in Pearl (blonds pack) by Natalia Zelmanov of Sirena
Giant Bottle: Gypsy's Genie Bottle by GypsyRainbow Nightfire of Hectic Moon
Cloud: Ashbourne 20 x 20 Cloud Sky Platform by PhoenixRene Ashbourne
Location: Enchanted of Elven Realm

The cloud itself extends out from where you see actual cloud and also has transparent "sides"

Inside the Jeannie bottle

Barbara Eden of the 70's sitcom (Larry Hagman of Dallas fame was her astronaut)

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Hungry Art Charity Exhibition

I have a friend named Archibald Sideshow in SL who owns a gallery called, Hungry Art. He's having a special charity exhibition tomorrow (Sunday) at 1:00pm SL time. He asked me if I'd mind helping him get the word out. Hope you all are able to come, it's for a good cause! Here's his notecard on the event:

Welcome to a charity exhibition for Clowns Without Borders... an organization who is bringing happiness and laughter to people in catastrophe areas and warzones.

A lot of artists have given their work for the good cause and all the money we earn will go directly to the organization.

So come and join us!
Have fun and do something good for others
and walk home with a piece of nice art in your inventory.

Sunday 6 feb
1 PM SL time

at Hungry Art

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Enchanting Elven Style

I saw this beautiful elven outfit at Selina Forder's Elvenbreath recently and, yes, just had to spend my lindens! The colors and the style are just perfect and so traditionally elven, which I love. I think my most favorite part of the whole outfit is the gorgeous puff sleeves with coutouts showing the different color lining underneath, and this is just one of many details within this style. The lovely hunter green and beige colors plus the velvet fabric complete and make this lovely ensemble so wearable!

Clothes: Tamesis by Selina Forder of Elvenbreath (joint effort with Linux Windlow and Vick Koray)
Boots: Ving in brown by Fallingwater Cellardoor of Shiny Things
Skin: Eva in Natural 9 by Aida Ewing of Glam Affair
Elf Ears: Wilted elf ears by Kioko Kumaki of Panda Express
Hair: Eloise in Swedish by Truth Hawks of Truth
Location: Enchanted of Elven Realm