Thursday, September 30, 2010

Ingenue Dress and Details


Ingenue Seasons Hunt Dress
Originally uploaded by Leonie22

I saw this Ingenue Highland Traveler dress blogged many times and still thought I had to do my own look. Lol! Sheesh! Shot on Empress and Hierophant, (Empress and Heirophant blog) thinking the dress was a fine fit to their Celtic theme, I wore it in the pouring rain and fog, almost getting hit by lightening, standing next to three sheep (7 different Blackface Sheep are on sale for 175L along with some other cool things here.) (free sheep avatar no longer available from Alchemy Immortalis) piled against an Irish dolmen. The sim is amazing and highly worth exploring tho the Bed and Breakfast is not yet open. It's one of the few places I have found in Sl with a regularish rain storm. I stood getting wet thru like more than 8 cycles and failed to get a shot of the lightening flashes which vary a lot! (I have blogged this sim before under Tellaq & Dany.) Alchemy Immortalis is also in the process of moving - an amazing assortment of shops to be checked out as well.

The dress is still available in The Seasons Hunt at Ingenue. Look for an orange leaf. The really amazing thing about this dress is that it comes with an alpha layer to make invisible your entire waist area. So while you wear the fantastic brown leather prim corset, you will look spider waisted! It works best if you don't resize the corset. This will have many other applications for SL fashion. Check it out!


Ibanez SmoothGlow Eyes Algae - pretty sure this was a subo gift, lol. I couldn't find them in the store now, or the subo and LC. However there are still free eyes here. Ibanez is moving and I feel sure that these things will be available again soon. (Ed. Note: "Ibanez Eyes NEW Mainstore opens FRIDAY -- OCTOBER 1st 2010 -- 6PM SLT. [Will be no access until then.]
With this NEW mainstore opening there will be 3 brand-new releases: Softglow Eyes in Brights and Softglow Eyes in Pastels, and Smoothglow eyes. Plus, two re-releases of totally upgraded and improved classics; the Rivendell Line and the Creature Line!" from Annie Ibanez.
) Also Wearing Cheap Makeup Spider Lashes (on tattoo layer, they work so much better for eyes that aren't within the "norm"!) 40L in gatcha, fatpack of 8 styles 320L.


Govil Thank You So Much Hair blonde, free. Lots of LB's and cheapies here. Mynerva Vanilla Plain Jane V.2, gift from creator, artilleri Gabriella glasses leopard 120L, Fluffy Fur Tippet, untied strings (colour change options) in gatcha for 30L. Lilipily African Jade Earrings were once a free gift, no longer available.


The almost infinitely colour change FLUFFY Square Wood Bangle is 50L. Paper Couture Moon Ring is 120L.


Kookie Shoes Sn@tch Tights
Originally uploaded by Leonie22

Vo Pumps by Kookie (not Cheerno), were 50L special, solid colours 500L pair. Orange and black Cheetah Tights are FREE in a fat pack of 12 colours from Sn@tch. If you have not yet checked out their free and bargain sections, they are underwater and incredible. Tons of stuff! This SLURL should land you in front of the tights in that section. (Do not pay attention to the prices on the vendors, left click and click buy for 0L.)



Yak & Yeti IS BACK!!! EVERYTHING SINGLE THING IN THE STORE IS FREE!!! There is a tip jar, proceeds going to help Tibet. Almost all the old contents appear to be there as well. That includes any amount of saris, clothing (men's and women's), jewellery, decor and furnishings. I didn't see the pets tho. I'm wearing the Yak & Yeti * Wax Bangles - wear all together * red set right.

Adorning my hand is the SyDs Serenite Ring (green) (I believe this may have been a gift at one time.) They are still available for 68L and are no copy so they make great gifts. Check out this amazing hair and jewellery shop. They have Lucky Boards as well.

Glitter Manicure Mocha is from Sin Skins. The whole shop is just 10L. I highly recommend their glove base manicures and well as the eyes.

Thanks and have fun!
Leonie Szczepanski
Lotusland Notes V.2

Monday, September 27, 2010

R2 boots pumehana front (KDC MALL new location)


R2 boots pumehana_001
Originally uploaded by Leonie22



R2 Pumehana (=warm love and affection in Hawaiian) Boots in black found with much effort! Here is the exact SLURL! They are located in a set apart display section along with a number of other fantastic new products. Pumehana comes in a sea green, light pink/mauve, sand and several other colours for only 249L, a real steal. I've always adored R2 - rei2 Aya makes a lot of nice footwear.

(Also in this area you'll find some amazing jewellery by Gabriel, including a group gift of a piercing set like you never seen. The detail!)

When you enter KDC Mall here, there is a huge wall to your right showing the tper's for all the separate shops and their Lucky Boards! (Not clear on why LB's would have to go off-line tho.) So I grabbed a few things here and there as I flew through the shockingly EMPTY corridors. One of the L's was right at R2 stall (the Pumehana Boots are not located here, just a pic) and I got a sweet pair of pink striped pumps! R2's shoe and boot sculpts are like none I have seen elsewhere on SL and reasonably priced as well as gorgeous!

Just a little further ahead front the entrance are tper's to the individual stalls and shops. Have fun shopping here before everyone finds out about it!

R2 Main Store

Also wearing DJunk socks! (Djunk & tarvike just fine socks pale, TARVIKE just fine socks black, tinted dark blue by me Yes, after I despaired last time I searched for it, DJUNK IS BACK! Yay! The sign says DJunk tho you'll also see UKK, Too Cool for School and Republic of N so I'm not absolutely sure what the correct shop name is yet. EVERY SINGLE THING IN THE STORE IS FREE (that I could see)! I will vouch for hard work tho yes some things are um...well...you take my meaning! Lol! I haven't tried on everything yet and there is a lot of cute stuff including clothing and skyboxes!

I'm standing in the lovely skybox from TEE*FY in the Seasons Hunt. Look for an orange leaf here.

Happy hunting my friends!

Leonie Szczepanski
Lotusland Notes V.2

R2 Boots Pumehana black


R2 boots pumehana_003
Originally uploaded by Leonie22
These stunning R2 boots found at KDC!


All details here at the picture above.

Thanks,

Leonie Szczepanski
Lotusland Notes V.2

Tiny Voodoo Avatar


Tiny Voodoo Avatar
Originally uploaded by Leonie22
Check out this adorable little thing!

From the Twisted Hunt, spinning orange and black box, here is a burlap voodoo full avatar and with only 196 ARC!!! (Not that that apparently means anything about anything! Lol! ARC: http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/ARC & http://analutetia.com/2009/06/22/anatomy-of-lag/) It's almost as great as the box shaped avatar to be found at the beginning of the hunt, which I posted here.

Watch out, this shop which will not be named here cuz I'm chicken, has no less than 13 decoys! Sheesh! I did hear the rumour that up to 12 decoys are allowed in this hunt but that is unconfirmed! Even so...WTF?

And with that note, I would like you to refer to this amazing post by Perion Leominster of SLEX and the CITY blog fame!

In this she speaks about some of her (and my friends'and mine) pet peeves about hunts! She had the courage to post about what I only rant about - but not on my blog! Lol!

So I will blame her for being my inspiration! Hehe
and add this note as well:

Bloggers and Creators

I honour, respect and thank you for your efforts and lovely things! I know how long it can take!

Number ONE principle: K.I.S.S,!!! People have only so much time to find and get your stuff! Most people want the simplest possible instructions if things are not self-explanatory (never assume that people will somehow KNOW what you are talking about.) LAG is a huge factor for many avatars - there are many articles about LAG and how to build to prevent it available thru SL and on the net. Consider the sim where you build - let's face it, mainland sims and also certain islands can be notorious for lag. I don't say cater to it at the loss of other things, though please do remember it. If LAG is a factor, nothing rezzes, PEOPLE ARE LIKELY TO JUST GIVE UP AND LEAVE THE AREA! This is one reason SL Marketplace (formerly XStreet) is so popular - and to me that is just the anti-thesis of SL. I WANT to see the shop!!!

Please check your SLURLS before you post. I have spent hours looking for items that I want to own and possibly blog, only to find that the SLURL leads nowhere near the blogged item, is nowhere to be found, least of all in that store. Then I usually search for the shop name in SL search and we all know how well that works! LOL! Of course there are more methods to try and find items but I wonder why the seller and blogger make it difficult for one to get/buy the thing. This is like anti-capitalistic and non-SL!!! He he! Make it big and right in front of your shop or in an obvious area! It's fine to do that with hunt items as well, many shops do it and I am then much more likely to spend additional time there, looking at the other creations available there. Really I'd rather stay out of Wireframe and Area Search and see the lovelies to be seen there.

Please also note that I often have to use Area Search, WireFrame and sometimes even a scripted object finder if other methods fail and I don't see or rez the item. I will use these freely available methods if am unable to easily find the item (as I like to be able to choose how I spend my time on SL)in hunts or for any other purpose as I am totally pressed for time. I have the fastest, most SL compliant computer I can afford and I'm sure other shoppers do too.

If I like something - which I frequently do! - and was able to obtain it quickly I will go back again and again to that shop! And not only will I happily and thankfully take a well-crafted freebie or cheapie, I will spend actual linden at the place too AND send my friends and blog readers there, all for free and without any expectation of free items, review items and so on.

Please, when offering a free or special gift - remember that you're promoting the shop, and stand to GAIN income rather than losing it. Yes, that last gorgeous skin I found in a hunt caused me to send 6 new buyers plus myself back to that shop more than once! Yay!

Please quote the exact and full name of the object and the store as well as the exact SLURL so that others can benefit from your work and information. I realise it's difficult to answer all blog comments but please do help out by letting others know what you do and by answering even the stupid questions (of which there is no such thing!) Lol! Please let us know if the object can only be obtained by certain people and how much it costs to join - if anything.

Also helpful is the link to the group, the creator's name (and blog if any) and the exact cost. It's quite frustrating to see something on a blog, TP over, find the object and then find that it is either not free (as you may have implied in your blog), not the price you quoted or no longer available - or hideously out of site financially! And yes, it is helpful to quote the current price of the item!

As for SL groups - I find that 25 is not enough. I can't stay in most groups for long. Personally, IMHO, I find it counter-productive to charge people to join shop based groups. More people will buy from the shop if they are under no obligation. It's a tough call for shop owners however, even with my shop, I stay away from any tricks to try and keep people in my groups - hehe, shameless plug cuz this is my blog: Lotusland Gallery and My Secret Guilt Free Addiction - are free to join and leave freely as you choose. I intend to set up a subscriber when I have more prims available in a larger shop. In My Secret Guilt Free Addiction group - anyone is free to join and create messages regarding FREE and SUPER CHEAP SL things. Everyone is free to open chat as well so please do feel free to join and I will soon set it up so that you can go almost directly to the join page from this blog - SOON! HAHA! Meanwhile hit my profile or Search to join them.

Thanks so much! (Please read my tone as polite, not sarcastic! Lol! Seriously!)

And now back to the lovely posts! Yay!

LS

PS Please do feel free to comment pleasantly here and do let me know if I have made any errors or oversights! TY! Happy SL!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Lotusland Gallery Opening Specials Table

Two leopard stole/tops 50L
Three full perms textures 0L
Bracelets and Plate 10L each and one 0L
Drink 0L
Lotusland Gallery Opening Poster 0L

Paintings in background 200-300L each
Tiger rug 100L
All by Leonie Szczepanski
Baby tigur NSF

ALL INVITED
Desk from Yak&Yeti, I don't believe this is available now
There are two other free items to be found in the gallery. There are also some Asian themed photos of mine for 100L each.

Thanks!

Leonie Szczepanski

REPOST: Lotusland Gallery Shop Opening Party

My Gallery Opening Party and Rezday! Everyone welcome!

lotuslandnotesv2.blogspot.com/

(Hair Miamai Invicta Gold Tail Black @ the Hair Fair.)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

REVISED INFORMATION

Hi All My Friends,

How are you doing?

Please come to:

Lotusland Gallery Shop Opening
Rays of Hope Opening
My Second Rezday Party
Thursday September 9, 2010 4-6pm SLT
PREPARE FOR YET ANOTHER COMPLETELY DIFFERENT LIGHTSHOW!!!

The Hope Village Square

My little shop on my home sim is opening and I thought I may as well throw in my rezday party too.

The theme of the party for your wardrobe fun is "Rays of Hope" and this you can interpret as you like. There will be a judged contest during which you must be dancing and wearing an outfit representing this theme. Go wild! The winner will receive any painting of their choice that I have up on the grid including in my home above the gallery. You will be able to TP to all my areas on the sim including the dance floor/lightshow area and my home in the air above.

There will be a feature of my paintings: fifteen new fractal images all stemming from the same fractal parameters. (Google 'fractal' for more information! Lol.) There'll be some gifts and some specials so you may see something you like. I'm happy to answer any questions you have after the party as during the party I will be mass tping and having chat conferences and a million ims. Hehe.

Specials Table

Two leopard stole/tops 50L
Three full perms textures 0L
Bracelets and Plate 10L each and one 0L
Drink 0L
Lotusland Gallery Opening Poster 0L

Paintings in background 200-300L each
Tiger rug 100L
All by Leonie Szczepanski
Baby tigur NSF(The specials are shown in the picture above).

There are two other free items to be found in the gallery. There are also some Asian themed photos of mine for 100L each.


Maidyuk ("Maidy") Axel will be presenting her incredible light show of prims and some of my textures will turn up in her stylings and around the dance area.

DJ SiselyBella Wriggles of previous party fame is going to play ambient music for Maidy's show and later take requests of all kinds.

If we are super lucky Sis will get in the zone and play beyond the party hours!

Thanks again to Ivy Lane, Jadyn Firehawk, Zip Zlatkis and Timm Short and The Hope Village for making this all possible and giving me hope. Corny perhaps but I mean it! (BTW, Hope Villagers, most of this display is temporary!)

Leonie Szczepanski ("Shapansky")

PS Please feel free to pass this invitation to your groups and friends. Blog it too if you like! Also posted in SL events in search.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

LotuslandGalleryShopOpeningPoster

My Gallery Opening Party and Rezday! Everyone welcome!

lotuslandnotesv2.blogspot.com/

(Hair Miamai Invicta Gold Tail Black @ the Hair Fair.)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Hi All My Friends,

How are you doing?

Please come to:

Lotusland Gallery Shop Opening,
Rays of Hope Opening
My Second Rezday Party
Thursday September 9, 2010 4-6pm SLT
The Hope Village Square


(Also to be blogged on my blog at Lotusland Notes V.2 and listed in events if all goes well! )

My little shop on my home sim is opening and I thought I may as well throw in my rezday party too.

The theme of the party for your wardrobe fun is "Rays of Hope" and this you can interpret as you like. There will be a judged contest during which you must be dancing and wearing an outfit representing this theme. Go wild! The winner will receive any painting of their choice that I have up on the grid including in my home above the gallery.

There will be a feature of my paintings: fifteen new fractal images all stemming from the same fractal parameters. (Google 'fractal' for more information! Lol.) There'll be some gifts and some specials so you many see something you like. I'm happy to answer any questions you have after the party as during the party I will be mass tping and having chat conferences and a million ims. Hehe.

Maidyuk ("Maidy") Axel will be presenting her incredible light show of prims and pixels and maybe if I'm lucky, some of my textures will turn up in her stylings and around the dance area.

DJ SiselyBella Wriggles of previous party fame is going to play ambient music for Maidy's show and later take requests of all kinds.

If we are super lucky Sis will get in the zone and play beyond the party hours!

Thanks again to Ivy Lane, Jadyn Firehawk, Zip Zlatkis and Timm Short for making this all possible and giving me hope. Corny perhaps but I mean it!

Leonie Szczepanski ("Shapansky")

PS Please feel free to pass this invitation to your groups and friends. Blog it too if you like!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

YOU HAVE TO GET THIS TWISTED HUNT BOX AVATAR

Somewhere off world I saw a reference to this amazing avatar made by Helix Constantine as an extra gift for the Twisted Hunt. This is the only thing in that hunt that I've got so far and I'm loving it! Your entire avatar ends up being encased (or shall I say enboxed?) in a box like the one you are hunting for in the Twisted Hunt - a magical looking, spinning orange box.

Wow, has this served me well today! Of course I took off absolutely everything, then put on this avatar and FANTASTIC. I have been oh and off of any number of hugely laggy sims (especially the Hair Fair, Designers United 4 and the Unicef Project Donate in side this adorable box and have had none of the problems I had last night when I was trying to explore them in just a stripped down usual av.

So please, read the blogs, tell your friends and groups - this beats a naked avatar any day - take off those prims kids and shop in happiness instead of cold molasses!

Oh the other hand, I wonder when the day will come that SL will be able to hold large sim wide events like these and we will walk fashionably dressed with tons of prims, freely as we do elsewhere in-world!

Meanwhile you can modify this box to your heart's content. I'm thinking of putting a nice picture of my avatar in a cool outfit on the outside of it! Lol!

Here are two pics of the somewhat modified avatar:

i tinted one of the boxes green
here I'm wearing the box with a lovely Italian soap box texture I made

Shop HAPPY!!!

Leonie Szczepanski
Lotusland Notes V.2

Thursday, September 2, 2010

maidyshow_017a


maidyshow_017a, originally uploaded by Leonie22.

This is my friend Maidyuk ("Maidy") Axel doing her prim and pixel lightshow. We're dancing at the same time.

Please come to my rezday party September 9, 2010 (tba) to take in this amazing vision!

lotuslandnotesv2.blogspot.com/

maidyshow_023a


maidyshow_023a, originally uploaded by Leonie22.

This is my friend Maidyuk ("Maidy") Axel doing her prim and pixel lightshow. We're dancing at the same time.

Please come to my rezday party September 9, 2010 (tba) to take in this amazing vision!

lotuslandnotesv2.blogspot.com/

maidyshow_018a


maidyshow_018a, originally uploaded by Leonie22.

This is my friend Maidyuk ("Maidy") Axel doing her prim and pixel lightshow. We're dancing at the same time.

Please come to my rezday party September 9, 2010 (tba) to take in this amazing vision!

lotuslandnotesv2.blogspot.com/

maidyshow_014


maidyshow_014, originally uploaded by Leonie22.

This is my friend Maidyuk ("Maidy") Axel doing her prim and pixel lightshow. We're dancing at the same time.

Please come to my rezday party September 9, 2010 (tba) to take in this amazing vision!

lotuslandnotesv2.blogspot.com/

maidylights_006a


maidylights_006a, originally uploaded by Leonie22.

This is my friend Maidyuk ("Maidy") Axel doing her prim and pixel lightshow.

Please come to my rezday party September 9, 2010 (tba) to take in this amazing vision!

lotuslandnotesv2.blogspot.com/

maidylights_002a


maidylights_002a, originally uploaded by Leonie22.

This is my friend Maidyuk ("Maidy") Axel doing her prim and pixel lightshow. We're dancing at the same time.

Please come to my rezday party September 9, 2010 (tba) to take in this amazing vision!

lotuslandnotesv2.blogspot.com/

maidylights_003a


maidylights_003a, originally uploaded by Leonie22.

This is my friend Maidyuk ("Maidy") Axel doing her prim and pixel lightshow. We're dancing at the same time.

Please come to my rezday party September 9, 2010 (tba) to take in this amazing vision!

lotuslandnotesv2.blogspot.com/

maidylights_007a


maidylights_007a, originally uploaded by Leonie22.

This is my friend Maidyuk ("Maidy") Axel doing her prim and pixel lightshow. We're dancing at the same time.

Please come to my rezday party September 9, 2010 (tba) to take in this amazing vision!

lotuslandnotesv2.blogspot.com/

GField Square toe Shoes Sophie autumn leaf 01




GField Square Toe Shoes Sophie autumn leaf (free in LB now)
No.9 Nylons Glamour Night (though they are orange on the vendor pictures not brown like this which is taken in "best light" windlight settings 99L for many pieces including 2 on the tattoo layer, both stockings and garter
Background "RaysofHope0003" by me

Lotusland Notes V.2

aDiva Asian Blossom dress, 69 hair 01


aDiva Asian Blossom dress, 69 hair 01, originally uploaded by Leonie22.

GField Square Toe Shoes Sophie autumn leaf (free in LB now)
No.9 Nylons Glamour Night (though they are orange on the vendor pictures not brown like this which is taken in "best light" windlight settings 99L for many pieces including 2 on the tattoo layer, both stockings and garter
aDiva Asian Blossom dress 275L
69 Model Hair 01 auburn 250L, (note this hair contains lying down position that seems impossible to get rid of, so yes I'm lying down!)
$GaNKeD$ Suri Necklace in Rose
(former free gift)
*YourShape* freebie wood bracelet
Mynerva Butterscotch MistiMellow red brows (not free, generally, new skin packs are 700, though there are some specials on now)
Me: my own shape
Kue Tiny Orange Tigur (free from subo - there is a lot in here!) hand held pet - just blinks
Background "RaysofHope0003" by me

Lotusland Notes V.2

Kue Baby Tigur [sic]


Kue Baby Tigur [sic], originally uploaded by Leonie22.

Tiny orange tiger - too cute! FREE! Get it now from Kue subscribo along with a bunch of other cute stuff!

Lotusland Notes V.2

aDiva Asian Blossom Dress, 69 hair 02



aDiva Asian Blossom dress 275L
69 Model Hair 01 auburn 250L, (note this hair contains lying down position that seems impossible to get rid of, so yes I'm lying down!)
$GaNKeD$ Suri Necklace in Rose
(former free gift)
*YourShape* freebie wood bracelet
Mynerva Butterscotch MistiMellow red brows (not free, generally, new skin packs are 700, though there are some specials on now)
Me: my own shape (free)
Kue Tiny Orange Tigur (free from subo - there is a lot in here!) hand held pet - just blinks
Background "RaysofHope0003" by me

Lotusland Notes V.2