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My First Portrait Since My Marriage

Jem 2016 Formal Portrait

Really, this is the first time I’ve “sat” for something like this since I got married — and it was fun, getting all glammed up and finding somewhere to pose!  Working on this blog, I get to learn all sorts of fun things about how to photograph, and I’m picking up dressing tips that I might be able to use in RL too.  Although I don’t think I’d be showing up at a job interview wearing this outfit, lol.

Taking a Puff

This photo is also great, but not what I’d want for what Harper is calling a “formal sitting.”  (I think she used to study photography at some point.)  But I had the cigarette holder, and I got a chance to try a trick she’s showed me when you want to catch yourself in a certain position.  Old timers probably know this, I guess, but us young ones need those old timers to help mentor us through all the tricks there are to work within Second Life.

Anyway, this cigarette holder (a group gift from Anachron, last I knew) doesn’t stay up in your mouth long enough for you to take a puff and exhale the smoke.  But you can sort of force the issue here.  When you get into position like you want, right-click something and choose Edit.  That will freeze you into position without necessarily stopping other scripts from running.  I waited until I had the holder in my mouth, clicked Edit, then waited again the couple of seconds for a puff of smoke, and clicked the refresh on Snapshot.  And there you have it — I’m sort of taking a “double drag” on my cigarette. (Not healthy, yes, I know.  But it’s safe in Second Life.  Just don’t start up for real!)

Okay, Conan, tag; you’re it!

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I’m wearing:

  • Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
  • Skin: Amacci Skin Tyne (Cream 01 Natural)
  • Eyes: LaBoheme Eyes Nebula (Set 1: 9)
  • Hair: Vanity Hair Goth Shine(Ombres, materials)
  • Attachments: SLink hands and feet
  • Top: PurpleMoon Tamara halter top
  • Skirt: tres blah Bella sequin skirt (Silver)
  • Accessories: Anachron bronze and black enamel cigarette holder; Lazuri Renata suite
  • Shoes: KC Couture Seattle pumps
  • Makeup: Arte Glamorous eyebrows (ash blonde); Oceane Urban eyeshadow (2); MUA All the Ways eyeliner (Pack 1 – 1); MUA Counturing Blush (Tan – Full); Zibska Blacktop lipstick (12); FATElashes v2.0

Photographed at Nouvelles Aventures, Highland Island region

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Formal Portrait, 2016

2016 Formal Portrait, Harper full

I like to do a full-on formal portrait of myself for my wall every couple of years; this gives me a record of  how I’ve evolved since my “advent” in October 2007, beyond everything I’ve published over the years.  I’ll probably tweak this a little before I place it up on the wall in my living room, but not considerably.  And Jemmy, since she and Conan share the house with me now, has been prevailed upon to shoot a formal as well; and I’ll start arm-twisting Conan before long!  Anyway, watch on here in just a little while for Jemmy’s photo article; I told her to hold off until I get mine up.

Here’s a medium closeup, for those interested.

2016 Formal Portrait, Harper

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The details:

  • Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
  • Skin: Glam Affair Cleo (America – Clean B)
  • Eyes: La Boheme Eyes Sidhe (6)
  • Hair: Vanity Hair Visionaire (Cerise)
  • Attachments: Slink Avatar Enhance Hands and Feet
  • Outfit: Zaara Chandni sari (olive; now with Maitreya version added into the package)
  • Shoes: Glamistry Hibiscus Heels
  • Jewelry: Kunglers Sile necklace (Cherry) and earrings (Fucsia); Finesmith Isabella Hair combs (Bronze) x 3; Logo Elegance in Chains Gold necklace (vintage, worn as a chaplet); [M.Couture Destiny rings; Mandala Takara Bangles (Inca gold)
  • Makeup: JUMO YOUnique eyeshadow (Green Yellow); MUA All the Ways Eyeliner (Pack 1 – 1); Zibska Lordes lipstick (04); Oceane Body Design Eyeconic mesh lashes

Photographed at House Marikh, Danbi region, Mainland

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