Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Color Challenge: Week Eighteen - Ecru

Ecru, like the other neutrals, was a real challenge.

One of my unofficial rules for myself was not to buy anything specifically for the color challenge, but rather explore the depths of my inventory for an item of clothing to match the challenge. Ecru almost broke that rule - I literally had none in my inventory, and ended up falling back on Nude and Cream to fill in for Ecru. One of my favorite, slightly scandalous outfits from Bliss Couture fit the bill nicely, though it took a while for me to find it, even with my inventory organized by color!

Spot of Neutral

I also struggled with staging the shoot. I'm not a huge fan of neutrals, truth be told, so I ended up trolling the Destination Guide and some of my favorite location blogs for likely places to shoot. While doing so I ran across the Bloom project by Sabrinaa Nightfire, who recently passed away. At the entrance is a memorial where people have left lovely notes to her.

The rest of the sim is made up of brightly colored, gently moving flowers. I particularly fell in love with a set of blue flowers (seen below) that let me perch in their midst. The colors are very vibrant and alive, a fitting tribute to someone who sounds like a wonderful woman. My thoughts are with those who loved her during this difficult time.


( More pictures here. )


Skin: De La Soul, Charlie - Cream - Sakura
Eyes: Tacky Star, Pride
Ears: Illusions, Mystic Ear - Fairy (copper)
Hair: Magika Hair, Cake - Blond Wheat
Wings: Fancy Fairy, Azarelle Wings - tinted ecru
Necklace 1: Violet Voltaire, Hot Cocoa Necklace
Necklace 2: Ruro Pino, Snow Slow Glass
Dress: Bliss Couture, Morella Lace Dress - Nude
Bracelets: League, Wanderer Bracelet - Discs
Stockings: G Field, Ruddle Socks - Cream
Boots: G Field, Short Boots - Sand

1) Long Awkward Pose, Tingle
2) Long Awkward Pose, Fantasy-Faepose9

Location: Bloom, by Sabrinaa Nightfire
Light Settings: [TOR] SCIFI - Port Skies
Water Settings: [TOR] Liz Taylor

Photographed by Deoridhe Quandry
Post processing: Cropping only


  1. Love the outfit once again, and the location is somewhere that I intend to visit... Sounds sad but the tribute seems beautiful.

  2. It actually is a sim that Ms. Nightfire herself put together, which in a lot of ways is a better tribute than could be made for her - sort of preserving her in her own words, in a way.

  3. I already broke the rule of not buying new things a while back, but hey it helps the SL economy right? ;-) Beautiful look!

  4. I like that way of viewing it! Only I already spend a lot in Second Life!! Ohnoez!