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  I’ll Die For You by Vita’s Boudoir.. I have been wanting to get this dress for a while now. It’s Halloween a perfect reason. I think my photography is getting better. I just had to replace my video card yesterday. Thanks for reading and Happy Halloween!   ❤ Isobel Oleander

 

Shoes: *Deviant Designs* Widow (will picture them better later)

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I decided that I wanted to post this look. I did it a few weeks ago for Chop Zuey Girl Fall 2011. I saw the headress and remembered the dress, so I went with it. When my friend Jack saw it, he thought that I might need to hire someone to photograph it. It was too clever and my photography skills were not really that great and didn’t do it justice. (The headress is also very large and hard to capture.) I agreed so I went looking for a spur of the moment photographer. I found Bethany Felisimo and she did a wonderful job. I became one of the 12 finalists.

Photographer: Bethany Felisimo

The Dress is called Sooo Spring Dress! From Vita’s Boudoir, Bonaire12 (162, 131, 997)

The Headress is part of the Animal Speaks collection from Chop Zuey!

I would like to congratulate the winner of Chop Zuey Girl 2011 – Ai Hienrichs and first runner up – Essy Luv

Thank you for reading!  ❤ Isobel Oleander

I needed to style two outfits for a casting, one swimwear and the other casual chic tropical. The night of I made it there 15 minutes early ready to go. Not a word was said, at 4slt I start to realize that the DVC I got from the marketplace was not working. Panic starts to set in. What was I going to do? A lot of thoughts entered my mind and yes teleporting out of there was one of them. I sent a few IM’s and a message in local chat and nothing. Just as my mouse was hovering over the home button a blue box appears. I was sent a proper DVC. My savior! I was set and ready to go. I felt that I did pretty well, but sadly I did not make it. Maybe next time but here are my two looks.

The first is the swimwear, I really had fun doing this one. Before I went back to modeling I pretty much lived in a swimsuit. The hair I chose is a bit different for me as well. Hope you enjoy.

 Hair: [LeLutka]-RYKIEL
Make-up: -Glam Affair- Layla lipstick – plumeria
Sunglasses: :: PM :: Vain Sunglasses in Dark Blue
Swimsuit: [Amarelo Manga] – Swimsuit Fes
Jewelry: :: PM :: Feather Earrings and Necklace – Moonlight Tones
Shoes: *Deviant Designs* White Nefer
Fingernails: NAIL/female[MANDALA]LONG

The second look was a bit of a challenge at first. I saw this dress and loved it but the price threw me off.  So I picked out a different outfit. I just couldn’t get into it so I ended up buying this dress and I am very happy that I did. I am also wearing a flower in  my hair but it’s not pictured.

Thank you for reading  ❤ Isobel Oleander

Hair: >TRUTH< Kalia – espresso
Hair Assesory: >TRUTH< Kalia Flower – Yellow (came with the hair)
Necklace: :: PM :: Isadora in Silver *Necklace* Modified
Dress: [Amarelo Manga Couture]
Makeup: -Glam Affair- Layla lipstick – ancient rose, :: Exodi :: Makeups – Eyelashes – Glamour, :: Exodi :: Makeups – Smokey Shadows – Dirt
Fingernails: Candy Nail #P067 Resort Sunset
Shoes: *MJS* Mary Jane Orange

Trying out for a new contest, I had to purchase an outfit from the store of the designer. I thought the dress was pretty and could not wait to style it.  The first time I put it on I was confused, lol I had a large ball on my hand and half of my body was missing. Yes I heard about mesh but really didn’t know much about it. I use Firestorm but this was before I ran the update for mesh, so yes I was surprised to find out that I purchased a mesh dress. Ok no big deal, just updated my viewer and checked with the photographer if she would be able to see it.  (Frolic Mills is judging so I needed something fantastic)  While talking to her (Leah McCullough) she suggested I mix it up. Of course why didn’t I think of that, back to the store I go. I picked up a few things and came up with this look. The coat is not mesh and was hard to work with it. Had to make it large so my boobs didn’t stick out. Changing my shape in this instance did not help one bit, so my only choice was to make the coat larger. In the end that didn’t work either. For the shoot I just pulled the coat prim forward. I feel that it turned out well.  I am very impressed with this photo, kind of in awe when I look at it. Thank you for reading.  Isobel Oleander

Dress: Coton Autumn Dress – Silk Green silver
Coat: – Xanadu – Coat Tartan Green
Handbag: -Xanadu – Autumn Collection Bag Forest
Jewelry: *Flora Necklace and Earings SILVER*  by La Forgia Jewels
Boots: [Gos] Curvaceous Boot Brown

I saw an outfit today that I really liked from Meb. I have this habit of just wearing an outfit as is and I know I really need to work on mixing it up. So I thought I would photograph it as is and then after I mixed it up a bit. Hope you like it.

 Isobel Oleander

Before:

Now After:

Style Card:

Top: MEB : vest purple
Jacket: .S H I : Black Leather Jacket
Skirt: MEB : Princess Anna skirt
Boots: *MJS* Equestrian Riding Boots BLACK
Jewelry:  Chop Zuey Couture Jewelllery  Istanbul Bangles Gld
Handbag: *COCO*_Gift_ClearToteBag-Black
Belt: =Zenith=White Leather Belt

I finished this look last night. I got the dress using the gift certificate from Meiling. I threw on the belt to give the outfit a little color. I actually tried on about three different pairs of shoes until settling on this pair that I have had for a while.

      Thank you for reading.  Isobel Oleander

Style Card:

Hair: ^;^CaTwA^;^ Jumana V2 Hair Style/Dark Night

Makeup: -Glam Affair- Layla lipstick – desire, Face Paint Brown Frost Shadow

Eyelashes: -Glam Affair- CELEBRITY – Eyelashes 14

Necklace & Earings: *Flora Necklace SILVER* – *Flora Earrings SILVER*

Dress: M – Little Black Dress  w/ peasant blouse white

Belt: -Phoenix Rising- Intake Belt (Red)

Fingernails: [MANDALA]LONG

Shoes: *MJS* Vogue OYSTER LEATHER

First let me welcome you to my blog. I am Isobel Oleander. I would like to share a brief history of my time in second life. I first came to sl in Oct. 2007 as another avatar. A year after I started playing I was introduced to modeling. I had her attend Avenue Modeling Agency in late 2008 and graduated. She was then invited into the agency. During that short time I was fortunate enough to participate in a few runway shows and at least one print ad. Sadly real life called and took me out of sl. I had to give it up.

So here I am over two years later. All new, ready to take on sl. Modeling has changed so much in the last two years. Before you were given an outfit. You would just put it on, style your hair, throw on a pair of shoes and maybe add some jewelry. Then you would strut down the runway and pose like you owned it. Although now you still do that but with a twist. Styling it up is what it’s all about. A concept that is completely foreign to me. I am not going to pretend that I am a fashionite. I have never really followed the trends. I am a nanny. My wardrobe consists of jeans and sweatshirts mainly. Anything nicer would just be unpractical. Now if you wanted to know what the latest popular toy was or children’s tv show were, well I’m your girl. However I have discovered that I do have an eye for what looks good. I may not be able to tell you why but damn I can rock it.

I have already done a few styles for several contests. Each one I have started not having a single clue what the hell I was doing. Oddly enough I managed to come out of it with something I am proud of. So let’s start with the one I am blogging about today. A friend I met in one of my modeling classes suggested that we do a casting call together. It was my first casting call so I figured we all have to start somewhere. The theme was Autumn Couture. My first thought was oh shit. I really didn’t know where to even begin. So after I calmed myself down I jumped onto goggle (yes I googled Autumn Couture) Came up with an idea and started running through sl looking for clothes. I’m still new enough that my inventory is below 10000 items. So two days later and after several purchases I started coming up with the start of my outfit. I lived in this outfit for days so it was is no big surprise that when I am in the middle of working on it a notice comes in from Meiling Couturier. For those who do not know who that is. Meiling is a rl designer that has brought her designs into sl. She was giving out gift certificates, in celebration of her 6 month anniversary. Gift Certificate in sl, I’m all over it. So I go and get mine. Now picture this. I’m there standing in the middle of her store wearing half of the outfit that I have been slaving over the last several days, totally barefoot. You will often find me without shoes in sl. Yes I shop barefoot. Why not it is sl after all. She pops down to say hello. I just could not believe it. Yes I was star struck, like the time I was standing next to Darren McCarty (a Detroit Red Wing at the time) at my charges Pre K 4 graduation. Well next thing I know she is speaking to me. She loves my outfit. Holy shit and I’m not wearing shoes. Wow I am still in awe as I relay it. This is one of the biggest things that has ever happened to me. I’m just a shy girl from Ohio. I managed to type out a Thank You. Thinking should I say something, but no I didn’t. The lack of shoes. So here is my autumn style. Thank you very much for reading.

Oh more more thing. I would like to thank Bridget for helping me come up with the name of my blog. Everything I came up with was either taken or just plain too dull. Last and most important I want to thank Jackson (sl best friend as well in real life) Without his encouragement and push, not to mention the few slaps along the side on my head when I needed it I would never have made it this far. I love you both and vaule you far more than you know.

       Isobel Oleander

Styling card:

Hair: ^;^CaTwA^;^ Lolwa V2 HairStyle/Dark Night
Make-up: Face Paint Brown Frost Shadow, -Glam Affair- Layla lipstick – risque
Top: Baiastice_Gina-sand dune
Jacket: !_Ce Cubic effect Short leather jackets
Jewelry: [MANDALA] Pearl Rain Red (necklace, earings and bracelet)
Skirt: Maitreya HighSkirt – Umber
Nails:  [MANDALA]LONG
Shoes: [Gos] Curvaceous Boots – BROWN