Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Rodvik & I Tour SL Castles

 I really enjoy reading Strawberry Singh's blog, and her photographs inspire me to improve my photography skills.  Lately, Berry has been doing "memes" and challenging her readers to repeat them in their blogs.  Well, I have been sorely tempted, but I have resisted because my blog is mainly for business.  However, it's ok to actually enjoy your work, right?  And ELEMENTAL is something I do for pleasure, not profit.  So, wouldn't it be ok for me to do a meme?  (That's your cue.  This is where you say:  "Certainly, Tessa!  You can take some fun photos and still include some new jewelry!")  Well, this week Berry's meme is called "Flat Rodvik" and it is just too hysterical to pass up.  Berry has taken a picture of Rodvik Linden (CEO of Second Life) and made a full size "Flat Rodvik" for us to escort around the SL grid.  (Here's a link to her post:

I met Flat Rodvik yesterday, and I took him on a whirlwind SL castle tour.  Above, we are posing on the veranda of a lovely castle at Wizardhat Studios on the Rati dAlliez sim, overlooking an ocean view.

 In the middle photo, Rodvik and I are in the throne room of a castle at the Kingdom of Orlais on the Airys Beach sim, a role play area with a medieval/fantasy theme and lots of nooks and crannies to explore.  I tried to get Rodvik to participate in the role play, but he just stood there.  I guess he's just not into it.

For our final stop, Rodvik and I went to Sourthern Heart on the Momenti Rubati sim.  Rodvik and I had such a great day!  I know Rodvik didn't really want to look at old castles.  He was just doing it to make me happy.  Rodvik is such a "stand up" kind of guy!  LOL.

I'm wearing:
Jewelry:  ELEMENTAL JEWELRY--Leah Necklace, Earrings, Bracelet, Ring in Blues (top), texture changing with 4 metals and 4 stone choices in each color set.  Also in Greens, Reds, & Neutrals.  Aurelia Necklace & Earrings (middle and bottom), texture changing in Greens & Blues with 4 metals and 3 stone choices in each color set.  Also in Reds & Neutrals.  Here's a slurl to the ELEMENTAL mainshop:
Skin: League Skins--Jen in pales.  Purchased full price.
Hair:  Amacci Hair--Linda in dark browns.  Purchased full price.
Eyes:  Mayfly Eyes--Liquid Light Mesh Eyes in forest green.  Purchased on sale.
Black Dress:  Maitreya--Nolita Dress.  Purchased on sale.
Green Dress:  Kouse's Sanctum--Kiwi dress in green.  Purchased on sale.
Blue Dress: PurpleMoon--Designer's Choice #251 in blue.  Purchased on sale.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Darla Goes To The Beach

 I found an interesting place to snap some photos--Trailer Park.  But don't let the name fool you.  There are lots of different "scenes" that make a good background.  I have on yet another new hairdo from D!VA.  This one is called Ange and you can wear it with flowers and with long tresses that hang over the shoulders in front.  I, of course, detached the long hair in favor of the up-do so you could see my new earrings.  The jewelry is called Darla and it's from ELEMENTAL.  I like the shiny woven metal cord and metal beads, which can be either gold or silver.  There are 2 stone choices in each set, and you can change the texture so that you have all of one color, or you can mix them. 

 Each set is shown here in the post.  At the top, you have a pretty aqua jasper with coral--I like those colors together.  Then, there is a black jasper with red abalone, amethyst with green garnet, and at the bottom is the blue jasper and chrysocolla set. 

 Here's a slurl to ELEMENTAL JEWELRY in SL:

The Darla Jewelry is also available for petite mesh avatars, next door at PETITE ELEMENTAL JEWELRY!

I'm wearing:
Jewelry:  ELEMENTAL JEWELRY--Darla Necklaces and Earrings, texture changing and available in 4 color sets.
Hair:  D!VA Hair--Ange in citrine.  Purchased on sale at Collabor88.
Skin:  League--Jen in pales.  Purchased full price.
Eyes:  Mayfly--Liquid Light Mesh Eyes in forest green.  Purchased on sale or full price, not sure.
Tops:  Maitreya--Tucked-in Blouse in creme.  RD-Tank in black and blue.  Purchased on sale.
Jeans:  Maitreya--Boyfriend Jeans.  Purchased on sale.
Location: [Trailer Park] outlaw - The Photosim.

Monday, July 15, 2013

It's Roxanne--Not The One In The Song

 Actually, I went to high school with a girl named Roxanne, and I always thought it was a great name.  I feel really pretty today.  I have some great new D!VA hair, and a beautiful mesh top from Maitreya, plus some fabulous new jewelry from ELEMENTAL.  I really like this set--and it's called Roxanne.  The jewelry features a faceted teardrop gem with filigree and texture changing semi-precious stones to coordinate or contrast with the main stone.  In each set, there are 4 stone textures from which to choose, which gives lots of wardrobe variety.  You can also make it shiny silver or gold, whichever suits your fancy, or even a darker silver if your mood is dark.  In the top photo, I'm wearing the emerald set and below it's the ruby.

 Oh, and those aren't backdrops you see in the photos.  It's art!  I popped into the Surreal Effects Art Gallery to check out the exhibit and thought it would be a great background for my photos.  The art is done with animated light effects and is quite beautiful to wander through. 

 If you'd like to see the other stone choices in the Roxanne collection, pop over to ELEMENTAL JEWELRY and have a look in the "New" section up front.  Here's a slurl:

The Roxanne jewelry is also available for petite mesh avatars, next door at PETITE ELEMENTAL JEWELRY!

I'm wearing:
Jewelry:  ELEMENTAL JEWELRY--Roxanne necklaces & earrings, texture changing.
Hair:  D!VA Hair--Mayumi3 in Citrine.  Purchased on sale at Collabor88.
Skin:  League--Jen skin in pales.  Purchased full price.
Eyes:  Mayfly--Liquid Light mesh Eyes in forest green.  Purchased either full price or on sale, not sure.
Top:  Maitreya--Mignon top in vanilla.  Purchased on sale.
Location:  Surreal Effects--Art Gallery.