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Beach Life and the long weekend

Let me see Dress NEW! Image essentials scarf prop

Yay its a long weekend ! Super sunny here but sadly I can’t get to the beach as my car is in for repair – boohoo . At least I can visit the dunes in SL though right? Here I am, wearing the newest release form ArisAris called “Let me look”. Sensational little sun-dress with a really low-cut back and all over embroidered pattern. Quite bold colours they really catch the eye.

ArisAris NEW!! Let me see dress & sandals

Also on offer are the matching  toe post sandals, they look to be made of wrapped ribbons and fabric, all sorts of colours entwined. (For SLink flat and Maitreya) My pose props are by Image Essentials, I’ve had quite the spend up there lately. This set is called “care free” and consists of scarf & flower poses with the props included.

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Summer fun.



Even if you don’t blog SL most people like to take decent pictures of themselves and you just can’t do it without the decent poses.  I was using some of my Image Essential poses in my previous post and then I realised that Kay Weston has some out at the latest round of The Thrift Market which has finally died down enough for me to have a bit of a mooch around.  TBH I didn’t stay for very long because with my new skin and hair I just wanted to get some SL posing done before I have to return to woolies and jeans.


The poses I’m using in these pictures are from the Sashay pack and at this moment is only available at The Thrift Shop Event.  Although Fat packs offer you better value in the end, if you’re just after a few single poses then there are ooodles of them in her main shop.   Not only does she have a shop packed with single poses, couple poses,  fat packs, props, Gachas and on and on I think she has some of the best male poses in SL.  Even though its me hopping on and off the poses I can tell that these aren’t womens poses that have been tweaked to suit a male shape, or maybe they are but they’ve been done so well they work.  They’re subtle, simple, many and boyish.  They’re manly enough for any bulked up AV and yet also subtle enough for Baylen.  I’m just counting my blessings that our sim is in Autumn mode because there is a beach lookout chair, one of those high chairs that life guards like to pose on, which is pretty darn excellent as a prop for a summer sim.

However one of the best things about Image Essentials and Kay Western is her generosity.   She has studios packed with props and poses FREE for all to use.  Each studio is dedicated to a certain style ie male props/poses, group props/poses, family props/poses.  Then dotted over the sim are full builds for you to use at your leasure.  You can rezz your own props and poses but seriously you will probably not need to do that at all because not only has she ensured that there are as many props/poses for people to use she uses not only her own but many props/poses from basically everyone who makes them.  It goes without saying that if you do rezz something then keep the prims DOWN! and make sure to CLEAN UP!  I know that seems obvious but Faith and I know all to well that people can be such mucky people lol.  Other than that all Kay asks is that you join her, Free, group and don’t bother the wild life.  This generosity allows everyone a chance to try to make pictures that they are proud of and show them how artistic they can be.  Also although this is an active sim and group you’re not spammed.  One of the most helpful groups and even when you’re on the sim pulling poses no one will bother you because they’re all so busying doing their own thing.  So no excuses for all the naff piccies.  Pop over, join and see what you can do.

Hopefully the LM should take you directly to the Image Essential stall at The Thrift Shop but if it doesn’t it’s easy to find as it’s right at the end of a row and right next to the row of so tempting Gachas.

PS although Kay has made all of the studios and builds free to use there are Tip Jars to pop some Lindens in or just go and buy something.  That way you get to have some handy poses to use in your own home as well as helping with the cost of the sim.

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Another of the big events going on at the moment is The Wild West Fair and I have to confess I wasn’t going to go as I’m neither a cowgirl or a RPer but then Star Ghost sent me some of the Gacha items they have set out there so I went and I’m glad I did. This isn’t hardcore Cowboy/RPing stuff although there are plenty of clothes and props to suit that fashion, there is a whole mix of clothes, skins, shoes, hairs and on and on everything you would expect at an event.

cow use

What a way to spend a Sunday morning Yeehawing on a mechanical bull.  This prop and pose bull is one of the prizes in the Image Essentials Gacha and for 75Lds you get the bull and bull ring with a single pose unless you’re lucky like me and win the rare one which has all the poses in it.


This is not only a great pose/prop but at 11 prims a fun decor item if you have a stable, ranch type home.  Check out the Woo Hoo on my face that’s a freebie Emoter hud you can get from the excellent Image Essentials sim.  I’ve mentioned this sim before because when someone spends so much time and money and thought into making something anyone can use for free needs as much plugging as they can get so everyone can have a try at taking pictures even if it’s just for your own pleasure.   Kay has not only set up a number of studios packed with not only props and poses from her shop but from other animators.  She has studios for Families, women, men etc  The Emoter Hud is available in that background studio, it’s probably available elsewhere but easy to find there.  Then we have to talk about the sim, there is a TP to take to different areas with full-sized builds where you can use what she has set out or rezz your own, make sure you CLEAN UP afterwards and of course this is a non nookie sim so no using rudie poses!

All you have to do to use all of these goodies is simply join the Group and if you can spare a few Lindens then it donations go a long way to saying thanks OR even better pop into Kays big shop and treat yourself to a pose or prop.


Back to the bull.  In the rare there is a total of 8 poses and each are so photogenic I ended up taking dozens of pictures at all angles.  Remember of course if you really want the rare but keep on ending up with the non rare you can keep on trying till you get it because there are numerous Gacha Yardsales and I can’t imagine you would have any difficulty of reselling these if you don;t like the particular pose.


Can you tell I had fun?  Again as someone who is constantly looking for props and poses this to me is a real find but again as I have this shoved in a barn or outside is a great prop for your home.  I’ll keep my fingers crossed you win the Rare if it’s any help.

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I’m not even sure how I ended up here but what a brilliant place this is for those of us who don’t have land to rezz props and poses or the funds to buy them then this is a stunning find.


Kay Weston has been amazingly generous in that she has studios set out packed with props and poses.


Not only props and poses for singles but also groups and families (and the guilty).


Each studio has a simple to use rezzer and each packed with stuff.


But check out the TP because that too is full of sky boxes set out as full scenes.


Look what I found in one of the sky box! I remember this house from a previous Halloween and sadly because of its massive prim count only someone with a sim or in this case can have one of these.  I’ve taken this at the foot of the hill and zoomed right out because this is a massive build that you can walk up the hill to and use the house for many a scary picture.


Squeezes in a last shot because not only do you have studios and sky boxes but walk out of the studio area and on the land you yet again have beautifully stages settings out for you.

So what do you have to do, apart from follow the link, to use all of this? simply join  her FREE group image Essential and start posing. However please find it in your heart to make a donation.  Although Kay has a pose and prop shop (which you can treat yourself to some of her very reasonably priced poses, and plenty of males ones) you can never count on selling enough to cover the tier fee and when someone has spent so much time, money and imagination and then allowing everyone to use it for free is pretty damned generous so if you can, and there is a message sent out every so often to remind you, make a donation.  She may never get enough donations to cover the tier fee but at least it’s a sign that you really appreciate all of this but of course this is all for everyone’s use no matter how rich or poor so don’t let lack of Lindens put you off coming here.

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