Meme - Changes

Challenged by Sophia Harlow to get “retro”. I loved doing this challenge. After joining SL, I began shopping nearly immediately, picking up my first shape, skin, and clothing within the first week. I also began blogging after just a few months, having refined my look and shopping technique. SL changes quickly, so I was really surprised to see how many of my old favorites are still available!

Wearing (Candy Flanagan, left):
Hair: Naughty
Skin: PixelDeep
Eyes: E’s
Jewelry and Shoes: Shiny Things (Jewelry available in updated form.)
Bracelet: XS (No longer available – store closed.)
Dress: Shine (No longer available – store closed.)
Stockings: CGBG

Wearing (Candy Flanagan, right):
Hair: Fri.day
Skin: Tres Blah (No longer available – Designers United III.)
Eyes: Dernier Cri
Glasses: Arai
Necklace: Violet Voltaire
Bracelet: Imagen
Watch: Muse
Jacket: Cubic Effect
Dress: Narwhal
Stockings: Zaara
Shoes: Shiny Things

Meme - Changes

My basic look hasn’t changed drastically since February of 2007. I’m still a fairly short, freckled redhead. My shape has gone through a number of changes, becoming softer and more realistic, with healthy curves. I was so skinny in the beginning, and, with those big eyes, I looked like an anime character!

Wearing (Candy Flanagan, left):
Hair: Naughty
Skin: PixelDeep
Eyes: E’s
Lingerie and Stockings: Chic Boutique (No longer available – store closed.)

Wearing (Candy Flanagan, right):
Hair: Fri.day
Skin: Tres Blah
Eyes: Dernier Cri
Lingerie: Insolence

Resources:
Poses: Reel Expression

As an added bonus: Here’s one of the first snapshots I ever took, from March 5th, 2007, not even two weeks after joining SL!

March 5th, 2007

I think I already knew I was going to be an SL photographer.

Candy's Dandy Lookbook #4

This dress from Truth is just a little bit awesome.

Wearing (Candy Flanagan):
Hair: Fri.day
Skin: Imagen
Eyes: Dernier Cri
Eyelashes: Laqroki
Necklace and Bracelet: Illusions
Watch: Muse
Jacket: Cubic Effect
Dress: Truth (Free!)
Leggings: Zaara
Shoes: League

Resources:
Poses: Reel Expression

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I joined Second Life at the end of February of 2007. Two months later, I joined Flickr and my blog followed soon after. I didn’t come to SL for fashion blogging, but it’s certainly one of the reasons I stuck around! Shopping and photography are my main hobbies in SL and I’ve learned so much doing both. I love exploring the Grid and am constantly amazed by what fellow Residents come up with.

2007 brought sculpties to SL and many designers won me over with their use of them, both old favorites and new discoveries. I moved on from Empyrean Emporium (now Curio), becoming obsessed with one skin maker after another, but Insolence stood out. Armidi burst onto the scene late in the year and I completely abandoned Naughty Designs hair for their work. The jack-of-all-trades RaC ( now known as Laqroki) caught my attention with their silky hair textures, even though I thought their skins were overpriced. I discovered the joy that is Japanese mall sims, snapping up as many bargains as I could get my hands on. In short, I shopped ’til I dropped and loved every minute of it.

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From left to right: The first outfit is probably my all-time favorite. If I don’t know what else to wear, I dig out the folder labeled “Snuggly Black & Purple” and, voila, instant comfort and style. The outfit centers around clothing from Savvy? and Shop Seu, with accessories from Armidi, Illusions, Persenickety, PixelDolls, and Vertically Challenged. Savvy? shows up again in the next outfit, as well as Artilleri, Boing Fromage, Shiny Things, and Tres Blah. The bohemian look works well with clothing from Cubic Effect, Etch’D tattoos, shoes from G Field, and jewelry from Bare Rose and Shiny Things. The infamous Armidi supplied the jeans for the last look, and there’s also a tee from Gritty Kitty, shoes from Sculpties Up In Here, a Yummy bag, and an animated camera from LustyFen.

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In the summer of 2007, I met Siyu Suen, the mastermind behind Illusions (SLURL). It all started with a request for a custom mask and ended in a lasting friendship. I also began greeting at Illusions and I really couldn’t ask for a better job. It’s a gorgeous environment, the customers are amazing, and just look what I get to wear to work!

From left to right: The angel is decked out in Dark Eden gear, and wings from Illusions. The centaur has faun legs from Titania’s Court, armor from Random Inspirations, and a mask from Illusions. My Harlequin outfit features pieces from Illusions, clothing from LF, and a Nomine skin. I snuck in the last avatar (or I got inattentive sorting through so many snapshots!), it’s a modified Catty avatar from Sense with Etch’D tattoos – I could certainly wear it to work with one of Siyu’s cat masks, though!

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Location: Victoriana (SLURL)

Hair: Zero Style
Eyes: Dernier Cri
Skin: Curio
Choker: Lassitude & Ennui
Bracelet: Le Zoo
Jacket: Cubic Effect
Dress and Belt: Wishbox

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Hair: Gritty Kitty
Eyes: Dernier Cri
Skin: Curio
Jewelry: Violet Voltaire
Watch: Muse
Jacket: Cubic Effect
Dress: The Hunger (Sn@tch)
Shoes: Shiny Things

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Location: Skybox, made by BettiePage Voyager.

Chair: MnM Design
Cat: Tangram

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Rug: BettiePage Voyager
Dog: Vooner
Boots: Black Knight
Mary-Janes: Edelweiss
Flip-flops: ON
Table: Milcaholic

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Art: Mijn Boa
Dolls: DP yumyum
Table: Milcaholic

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Art: Mijn Boa
Rug: BettiePage Voyager
Hat: Cubic Effect
Bag: Gritty Kitty
Shopping Bag: Edelweiss
Dogs: Vooner
Watermelon: Kurotsubaki
Rocking Horse: Happy Mood
Table and Chairs: Milcaholic
Pillows: DP yumyum

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Art: Mijn Boa
Rug: BettiePage Voyager
Hat: Cubic Effect
Bag: Gritty Kitty
Shopping Bag and Maid’s Headdress: Edelweiss
Dogs: Vooner
Watermelon: Kurotsubaki
Rocking Horse: Happy Mood
Table and Chairs: Milcaholic
Dolls and Pillows: DP yumyum
Boots: Black Knight
Mary-Janes: Edelweiss
Flip-flops: ON

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Avatar: Crux from Mutation Industries (modified shape and eyes.)
Jacket: Short Leather Jacket from Cubic Effect.
Jewelry: Wood & Opal Necklace & Bangles from Last Call (retired.)
Dress: Barlu Fiore Babydoll from Armidi.