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About bluisthenewblack

I'm a Second Life Avatar who loves talking anything photography. I'm what I call a classic "WIP" Work-in-Progress. I'm trying to "hone" my skills in PhotoShop and by challenging myself with GREAT designers within Second Life this gives me a greater ability to showcase their designs as well as make myself a better photographer, blogger and help keep my purse strings a little more closed these days. *grins* As a side note I have been on Flickr for some time. I just recently decided to Blog as a way to further develop and highlight the smaller items sometimes missed in bigger pictures. https://www.flickr.com/photos/132125807@N06/

~Lorraine~

Hi Everyone! So L.I.C. put out their first pants outfit ever. I must say I’m a sucker for a catsuit, pantsuit, pants in general in SL cause for whatever reason the skirt (and micros) are about all and have been all the fashion trend. For us that like to be a bit more covered this is a great option.

Oh! And for those that like to show a bit more skin *winks* the top can change transparency. So! Let’s just jump right into this. Got coffee? Well I sure hope you do cause I do! Comm’n and let’s see……

What Blu is Wearing:

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Blu

Head:  Genus (please see links to what I wear on my “what I wear mostly” tab)

Body: Belleza Freya

Hat: Ariadna Garrigus & Ayrton Radikal – Ascot Hat w/Scarf – Customizable with Hud – Materials – 6 different parts to color – Let me just say there is a HUGE shortage in these kind of hats in SL. – Marketplace

Accessories

Suit: *NEW* L.I.C. – Lorraine – Rigged for Maitreya, Legacy, Slink Physique/Hourglass, Tonic Fine/Curvy, Belleza Freya/Isis, Signature Alice – Hud controls texture and tint/transparency – Marketplace

Bangles: – L.I.C. – Bangle Bracelets – Rigged for Freya, Maitreya, legacy, Signature Alice, Tonic, Venus – Both left and right are included – Materials Enabled – Color to your hearts desire with their Hud – Marketplace

Backdrop: Joplino – Backdrop Sunside – 56 LI – C/M/NT – Marketplace

Purse: Block 79! – Blue Medusa Bag – I like a good purse and sometimes it just makes the outfit that much better – Marketplace

Pose:  All poses are created by me unless noted here

This outfit just screamed at me…I WISH I WAS ON A VACATION. So I used it as I would think that anyone would. On some exotic setting. Only thing I’m missing is a drink (preferably with a zip and a zing in it) and a hottie on my side. MMMhmm.

Thank-YOU for reading with me,

Blu~

~Cherry Blossoms~

Hi Everyone! It’s cool and brisk here where I live at in my Real Life and I must say this is nothing like our “typical” springs in the past. But, today I wanted to show some very much needed spring colors.

I must say I’m not really a pink fan. I mean I like it, but I feel it gets used alot in many of the same ways and I’m just like over that. So for me, this is refreshing, spring-like and sweet.

So, grad that coffee. Sit back and relax, while we see…..

What Blu is Wearing:

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Head:   Genus Strange – (please see links to what I wear on my “what I wear mostly” tab)

Body: Belleza Freya (what you see of it)

Skin: Pepe Skins – Pisces – in Moonstone

Hair: Wasabi – Maite Petals – Shown w/petals add on – Wearing Basics

Accessories

Flower Horns: *NEW* Naminoke – Snowrose Horn – Comes in Natural *Worn* or White – Left and Right sides – C/M/NT – Available @ This round of We Love Role Play (WLRP)

flower Petals (blowing) – *NEW*Runic – Crystal Cherry Blossoms Fatpack – Includes colors of: Blush *worn*, Magic, Gold, Pure, Midnight, Sky, Sun, Sunset – these are so delicate and beautiful – Comes with animated 1 -2 versions or static 1 – 3 – C/M/NT – Available @ This round of We Love Role Play (WLRP)

Eyes and Rose Eyeshadow – *NEW*LuluB! – Romantic + Nose Sticker *nose sticker not shown* – Omega Fairy Eyes in 10 colors – makeup in Pink *worn*, Green, Eterea, Cream, Blue, Soft Green – Omega & BOM- Available @ This round of We Love Role Play (WLRP)

Pose:  All poses are created by me unless noted here

I know short and sweet but at least it’s nice to see some flowers pop up and show there is LIFE during this outbreak.

I thank-YOU for looking,

Blu~

~Time for Tea~

Hello Everyone! There is NOTHING I love more then a little item themed for Alice in WonderLand (AIWL). I just have always been a fan of the story. It’s fun quirky characters and the evil queen at every turn. Oh yes I do love me a good evil queen.

I hope you have that coffee ready. Grab it if you don’t cause I’m gonna get moving! *takes a sip and smiles*…let’s see…

What Blu is Wearing:

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Head:  Genus Strange (please see links to what I wear on my “what I wear mostly” tab)

Body: Belleza Freya

Skin: HARO – Katy – Omega, Maitreya, Legacy ready – For Genus and comes with many brow options. I loved and have loved their skins. Never bought one before but I always love that look. I bought the complete avatar set so it came with many options to include shape *not worn*, Lashes, Lips, and like 8 brows. Applier and BOM options

Hair: Magika – Wearing Hunter

Accessories

Hat: Boudoir – from the Miss MadHatter set – this is an older item, but I loved the hat/hair but the hair is SUPER hard to photo so I opted for the Magika hair – same effect less work – this outfit was for basic pre mesh bodies but I love me all things Mad and hatter and AIWL

Tattoo: Vegas Tattoos – Tea Time 161 – BOM and Omega, Legacy, Belleza, Alamura, Signature, Slink – 3 intensities dark, med., light – Black version included in your purchase – Marketplace

Leggings: WeArHouSE – Trashed Leggings – NOW BOM or Applier ready – Belleza, Legacy, Maitreya, Omega, Slink – Marketplace

Rabbit: White Rabbit – Cheap and that’s what I liked! – Marketplace

Boots: L.I.C. – Paris Boots – Rigged for Maitreya, Legacy, Slink Physique/Hourglass, Tonic Fine/Curvy, Belleza Freya/Isis, Signature Alice – Texture Hud – Marketplace

Pose:  All poses are created by me unless noted here

Well that’s it for me today.  Thank-YOU For reading & have a GREAT Day!

B~

Mother of Pearl

Hi Everyone! Today is what I love to blog. I love being someone new and someone NOT Human. Now I won’t say I’m the best Mermaid blogger in the world, but today I wanted to toe the line of Kawaii a bit but still be light and whimsical. So even though I don’t like a LOT of pink today’s a pic with pink. Backdrop is from SL direct from the Fairie Lands themselves. Links are given below.

So grab your finns and let’s see….

What Blu is Wearing:

Blu

Head: Catwa Pink  (please see links to what I wear on my “what I wear mostly” tab)

Body: Maitreya – Wearing ND/MD’s Shape for Boo skin – Designed for Pink head specific – only thing I changed were arm length

Skin: *NEW* – ND/MD – Boo – BOM ONLY – Comes in three tones of Milk, Light and Blush *Worn* – Includes add on Brows in Blond, Brown, Dark, Light, Rose, White – 3 thicknesses included – Teen and Mature breast options – BOM for Maitreya, Belleza, Signature Alice, Legacy, and Slink – Please try a DEMO they are always free – 100% of sales will go to Relay for Life – Shapes are not and will be sold separately – Available @ Fantasy Faire 2020

Hair: Boudoir – Madam Pompadour Hair – Wearing Powder – this is a very old hair, but I liked the way that it moved when I posed my girl. MESH hair is sometimes a HOT mess depending on how the head is bent

Accessories

Clam Shell: FantaSea – On a Half Shelf – Mother of Peal w/poses and animations – 2 Land Impact – Shop their booth HERE @ Fantasy Faire 2020

Top: FantaSea – FRL (Relay for Life) RipTide Top – Wearing Opal III in Silver – Rigged for Belleza Isis/Freya/Natural – Maitreya, Slink Hourglass – In 3 color options in Opal set – Grab their Fatpack in bold color options too – Shop their booth HERE @ Fantasy Faire 2020

Mermaid Scales: Voodoo Makeup Store – Siren Scales – BOM ONLY – wearing the Forest 3 in their Kelp Reef Pack – 6 color choices to choose from in this pack – Visit their booth HERE @ Fantasy Faire 2020

Mermaid Tale: Polydoll & Cynefin – Loreilei Bento Mermaid Tail – Wearing Holographics II – Rigged for Maitreya ONLY – I LOVE LOVE LOVE the custom tail/fins and poser. An AO is included. I’ve had many, many tails in SL and this by far was the easiest to post and had so many colors!!! I basically trashed all my others and am now using this. I WISH it was for Freya & other bodies too, but I get it and I’ll be happy to use it with whatever options I have – Marketplace

Face Jewels: Voodoo Makeup Store – Empress Face Gems – comes with color hud – Also available are Bareoness, Enchantress, Festival – All Materials Enabled – Unrigged so you can fit to your face – Visit their booth HERE @ Fantasy Faire 2020

Pose: is from the halfshell itself – Bubbles were PS in and not part of the shell

I have to admit. I was supposed to have an awesome Trident in my pic. I took the item and had it in my photo. I was having some lag and then I had to reset some things on my picture when I was setting up. Long story but I forgot. *cringes* I hate it when I do that…FORGET. Sorry!

Here are a few pictures from the Sim I was on to take these pictures. The Sim is called Melusina and it’ sooo beautifully landscaped and the lighting and corals are beautiful. Definitely picture worthy for sure.

on my computer this looks SOOOO much better larger, but you’ll just have to go now 😀
Same shot but closer and this is what I used to take my picture and background in my main pic.

Well I think this will be my last picture for a few days. I ended up messing up my right wrist and I’m going to take a few days off from photo taking just so I can rest it.

I wish you all the best. Continue staying safe and see you all soon,

Blu~

Poet’s at Heart

Hi Everyone! Well today is Monday, but honestly I ONLY know that by looking at my phone. Day’s for me are blending together and makes the week just feel like a bit of GroundHog Day. (Like the movie)

Anyways. I’m bringing you a few goodies from Fantasy Faire. I always love to see what people are donating and dreaming up with those items. I plan to do my new two pictures from the lands themselves if I can fight off the lag. We’ll see my pretties.

So…please grab that cup of coffee, tea or vodka and let’s see….

What Blu is Wearing:

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Head:  LAQ Ivy – (please see links to what I wear on my “what I wear mostly” tab)

Body: Maitreya

Skin: *NEW*ND/MD – Boo – BOM ONLY – Comes in three tones of Milk, Light *worn* and Blush – Includes add on Brows in Blond, Brown, Dark, Light, Rose, White – 3 thicknesses included – Teen and Mature breast options – BOM for Maitreya, Belleza, Signature Alice, Legacy, and Slink – Please try a DEMO they are always free – 100% of sales will go to Relay for Life – Shapes are not and will be sold separately – Available @ Fantasy Faire 2020

Hair: Older Lelutka hair – Rapunzel – Not sure if this hair is even for sale anymore

Accessories

Dress: *NEW*Poet’s Heart – Sephrenia – Wearing the Romance Gown – Comes in Tindra – Summer, Tissaia – Autumn, Tribal – Savana packs – Rigged for Maitreya ONLY – Hud included for color changes – 4 colors for gown, 11 for lining and belt – Sleeves can be removed –

Jewelry: *NEW* Poet’s Heart – Raidy Jewelry – Part of a set that includes: Crown, Hairsticks (L/R), Necklace in 3 different sizes – a Random flower for your hair and the Tiara that I am wearing – Color Hud included with many color change options – copy/Mod with edit/NT – Available HERE @ Fantasy Faire 2020

Unicorn: *NEW* Elite Equestrian -AnimeshRealHorseRideable – DazzleUnicorn Standard – Come in Mare or stallions – Texture Hud for Coats, mane/tales, eyes, horn, metal, beads, tassel, Gem options – Gestures with poses, trots, canter, Jump and Walk – A Fantastic addition to all you riding horses/ponies folks like me – Available HERE @ Fantasy Faire 2020

Pose:  All poses are created by me unless noted here

Here is cute little Boo Skin again using Second Life’s Windlights [AnaLu] AvatarOpt (Caliah) Whiter.  I am using my graphics setting at Mid/High and with Advanced lighting on. No sheen, no shaders just light.


She has other views of this skin on various heads LAQ HERE – and that shape is what I’m wearing in my unicorn picture
Catwa Here & Here

I really loved this skin on the LAQ. It’s sweet and stunning. Please go take a look at her in person.

Well that’s it for me today.  Thank-YOU For reading & have a GREAT Day!

Blu~

~Plague Doctor~

Hi Everyone! Today Fantasy Faire (FF) will be opening at 12 SLT. This is happily my third year covering the event and it’s always a delight (yeah it’s that kinda word) to see what the designers put up for all of us to enjoy.

This is FF 12th year holding the event and this year marks the largest gatherings of designers, enthusiasts and role-players. The event will run from 23 April – 10 May and there will be dancing, shopping and theater performances to fill your socializing buckets full. Need more information? Go to their webpage HERE

What Blu is Wearing:

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Accessories

Cape & Hood: *NEW* John Dee’s Emporium – Plague Doctor Cloak & Mask – Unisex – Colors: Red *worn*, Purple, Yellow – Comes with Cloak and Doctor’s Mask (two items) – use your alpha to hide those arms – Available @ Fantasy Faire – OPENS Today @ 12 SLT – 23 April – 10 May 2020

Pose:  All poses are created by me unless noted here

Simple I know, but I really liked how this came out.

Well that’s it for me for today. The next 2 weeksish I’ll be covering Fantasy Faire 2020! I thank-YOU for reading.

Blu~

~Spring Peony~

Hi Everyone! Ahhh the beautiful colors of Spring. I saw these lovely flowers and I just had to do something with them. They are currently at this round of WLRP. I mixed things up a bit to make it for “fresh”, well to me it is, and wanted to just say femininity is NOT DEAD.

I grab few items from here and there so let’s grab our favorite beverage and let’s see…

What Blu is Wearing:

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Head:  Genus Classic (please see links to what I wear on my “what I wear mostly” tab)

Body: Maitreya – I’m totally liking this body now that I can “point my feet”

Skin: Boataom – For Genus ONLY – Wearing Albina

Hair: Truth – VIP for March – Zoya – Wearing the long add on – in Browns – ONLY in store

Accessories

Modisty Cloth: *NEW* Cubic Cherry – Rigged for Sling Hourglass, Petite chest add on, Maitreya – Fabric or Latex options – also a hand animation for left or right hands – Fatpack includes color Hud w/10 colors – Materials Enabled –  – Available @ This round of FaMESHed X

Tattoo: *NEW* Vegas Tattoo – Applier ready OR BOM – Belleza, Legacy, Maitreya, Omega, Slink, Signature – 3 layers of transparency – Light *worn*, Med. or Dark – Available @ Harajuku

Makeup (Lipstick and Eyeshadow): *NEW* Zibska – Dolos Makeup – Eyeshadows come in 18 color choices – Sisu Lipsticks come in 18 colors too – Universal Tattoo layers/BOM – Available @ This round of WLRP

Flowers: *NEW* Air Botan – Peony – Land Impact from 1 – 14 – Shadow versions included or without – right/left versions of all shapes. I think I included every shape in here and then the Type “G” is what I’m sitting on Stretched out to 205 prims lol. It was only temporary – C/M/NT – – Available @ This round of WLRP

Pose:  All poses are created by me unless noted here

Well I will say I’m not typically a tattoo kinda lady, but I feel the need to change things up a bit and still put my spin on things.

I thank-YOU for looking,

Blu~

~Helen~

Hi Everyone! So L.I.C. sometimes go out of their comfortzone and try a little bit new. I’m proud to say I LOVE this outfit. Yes I blog for them…heck I’m even the Blog Manager for them but I swear this is very much a BLU outfit. Grab whatever accessories you’d like cause this is a winner winner chicken dinner.

*Grabs her coffee and tinks her cup next to yours*…Let’s see….

What Blu is Wearing:

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Head:  Lelutka Lake (please see links to what I wear on my “what I wear mostly” tab)

Body: Maitreya

Skin: *NEW* DS’ELLES – Alice – For Lelutka Evo – Wearing Lumiere – Was at Skinfair 2020 – BOM – Applier and Shape included in your purchase – Skin Review HERE

Hair: Exile – Nightfall – Marketplace

Accessories

Ears: Swallow – Shiny Elf Ear – Marketplace

Outfit: *NEW* L.I.C. – Helen – Rigged for Maitreya – Color hud for texture change of stones, metal, outfit – Includes: Bra, Cape, Collar, Headpiece, Panty, Sandel, Shinguards, Thighs, Torso chains, Armlets, Bracers – All individually rigged pieces – Marketplace

Sword: Onerd Espada – Using two – Marketplace

Pose:  All poses are created by me unless noted here

Well that’s it for me today.  Thank-YOU For reading & have a GREAT Day!

B~

~Zina~

Hi Everyone! So the last couple of days I’ve put out some pretty Bright work out. So I thought I’d pull it back a touch w/o going like Black and White or Sepia…ish. So I DO love black and white photos and Sepia photos but I honestly can’t do them. I don’t know how much is too much and when to stop where to stop and how to stop.

So. THIS photo is me and as minimal as I go. I hope you like it because I thought it was soft, pretty and just different for me.

What Blu is Wearing:

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Head:   (please see links to what I wear on my “what I wear mostly” tab)

Body: Maitreya

Skin: *NEW* SPICY – Body v3 – this body is BOM and it’s compatible with Belleza, Legacy, Maitreya, Signature and Slink – 12 Tones to choose from and 3 breast & moles included – Here is a link to SPICY’s Blog so you can see additional pictures

Hair: Monso – Julia – Wearing Reds

Accessories

Lingerie: *NEW* Nanika – Zina Bodysuit & Chain – Rigged for Maitreya & Legacy ONLY – Fatpack comes with color hud for 13 Color Changes for Lingerie/belt & 5 metal changes for chain – Available @ This round of FaMESHed X

Pose:  *NEW*WetCat Poses – Feathered – This is from their feathered set minus the feathers – The set offers 8 poses w/mirrors – Props and no props – I’m using pose #2 of 8 – – Available @ We Love Role Play

Hope ya’ll are having a great day. I’m going to make brownies and make coffee!

*blows kisses*

Blu~

~Nadia~

Hi Everyone! Hope all is well today. It’s dreary outside and no sun. When I don’t see the sun my batteries run low. So today I’m feeling “blah” but at least I can come onto SL and see the Sunshine 24/7 if I want it too :D.

Today’s look is from FameshedX – it runs until 4 May. I went over there the other day cause I wanted a few things that were not up for bloggers, but it’s always a treat to go over and look. Now, grab that coffee and let’s chat while seeing……………….

What Blu is Wearing:

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Head:   Lelutka Lake – (please see links to what I wear on my “what I wear mostly” tab)

Body: Maitreya

Skin: *NEW*SPICY – Audry – Wearding Med Skintone pack – Skin Review HERE

Hair: Little Bones – Nox – Wearing M+ – The Fusion

Accessories

Boots: *NEW*Eudora3d – Edith Boots – Rigged for Maitreya and Legacy ONLY – Fatpack includes Monochrome/Blues/Greens – Browns/Reds/Sands – Pastels/Colors – Soles/Metals – Available @ This round of FaMESHed X

Bodysuit: *NEW*AsteroidBox – Nadia Bodysuit – Rigged for Maitreya, Freya, Hourglass, Legacy/Perky too – Petite/Vtech Bulge/Vtech MODS – 20 color options for leather harness and 5 metal options – Fatpack includes all colors and mix/match – Available @ This round of FaMESHed X

Pose:  All poses are created by me unless noted here

Neon Sign: *NEW* ILAYA – Wet Dream – 2 Land Impact – Available @ This round of FaMESHed X

Backdrop – *NEW*Bad Unicorn – Filler Building – XXX Shop – 17 Land Impact – Available @ This round of FaMESHed X

I thank-YOU for reading. Stay safe and please come back soon.

Blu~