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The Motherload ~ Contest Entry for The Arcade Photo Contest June 2013

The Motherload ~ Contest Entry for The Arcade Photo Contest June 2013

This was a blast!  

First off, I went to The Arcade on opening day and played a little and won a few Rares!

I couldn’t stay very long as I had other projects to tend to, but I was “bit” by the compulsion of playing to win particular items so I planned to return soon.

I returned a few more times and won a couple more Rares!  Wowzie!

Rock My World

Rock My World

Finally, on the last day I knew I best get my little pixie behind to The Arcade since I knew there were items that were a “MUST HAVE” on my list!

The designs and ideas that the creator’s bring forth for this event overwhelm and inspire me!

Such cleverness!

I Love The Arcade

I Love The Arcade

Once my Arcade June Bucket List was full I headed to my GARAGE to unpack, try on, rezzzz, play and giggle with the fun things I found.

So now the Valley Girl lingo:  OMG!  I WON SO MANY RARES!  I won the MOTHERLOAD! Like Totally!

Therefore I decided to enter The Arcade Photo Contest 2013 and title my entry “The Motherload”! 

You can view all the other entries on FLICKR:

http://www.flickr.com/groups/1997079@N20/

The Sugar Hair Effect ~ Vian Cracks Me Up!

The Sugar Hair Effect ~ Vian Cracks Me Up!

I FELL IN LOVE WITH THE SUGAR GLIDERS!

Vian and I dressed up in our new SUGAR GLIDER AVATAR perfectly created by WILDS OF ORGANICA!

As I was panning around to see how Vian was coming along I burst in laughter!

She was telling me how many birds were in this HAIR she was wearing and pranced around a bit.

So, this is what a Sugar Glider looks like when she wants to get “all dolled up”! LOL 🙂

The Glide ~ by Bambi Chicque

The Glide ~ by Bambi Chicque

We then set out to GLIDE AROUND SECOND LIFE for a few hours together.

They fly so sweetly!

And to top if off, when you wear the HUD ~ the Sugar Glider has several eye controls to select from, but the most effect in awe is their stance!

They stand in several glide animations that are simply precious!

They swoon, they glide in place ~ A MUST HAVE -AND- MUST SEE -AND- MUST DO!

Fantasy Affair ~ By Bambi Chicque

Fantasy Affair ~ By Bambi Chicque

I don’t think I want to take this off!

You can find all the amazing June 2013 prizes here:  http://thearcadeshoppingguide.com/

The next GACHA ARCADE EVENT is set for September.

Mark your calendars so you won’t miss it!

Listed below are “some of” the items you see in the above pix!

ARCADE GACHA ITEMS:

(Yummy) Uber Cat Cuckoo Clock – RARE

SKIN  by Glam Affair – Lulu 12 – RARE

Standby Inc. – [Lady] Beach Radio – RARE

Scarlet Creative June Arcade Wooden Retreat- RARE

Breakfast at Tiffany’s Chair – RARE

Standby Inc. – [Lady] Beach Radio – RARE

[LeeZu!] Handreading Sculpture (mesh) /black – RARE

<:*BoOgErS*:> Soap Box Car Rainbow Bigs – RARE

Floorplan Sleepover Tent Paris –  RARE

Floorplan Typewriter Floral – RARE

Color.Me.H.O.F Mesh Vanity Case – RARE

!O: Teacup Piglet Royal Edition: Princess – RARE

LORI Mesh Hair by Wasabi Pills- RARE  (I have tons of their hair!)

Grown-Up Rocking Horse / Tribal (Green)

PILOT – Curio [Black]

Trompe Loeil – Billiards Dresser 10 Ball

::HH:: Hucci Roadster – Orange EKX

The Arcade Balloons: I ❤ Archie

DIGS – Skyline Relief Block – Paris [MESH]

*bbqq*-School furniture Cabinet-B-Dirty

.click. Teal Suitcase & POSES!!!! (My fav!)

+Half-Deer+ Blossom Tail (Winter Kiss)

Curio Obscura – Watermelon Fussy Sissy Dress

<:*BoOgErS*:> Soap Box TAXI (love this!)

Standby Inc. – Guitar Case

Fabric Bird by Vespertine

etc…

Til next time…hUgZzzz ~ Bambi Chicque

 

 

 

Hair Fair 2013 Photo Contest ~ Matrix ~ "Trinity"

Hair Fair 2013 Photo Contest ~ Matrix ~ “Trinity”

My HAIR FOLDER in SecondLife grows and grows!

Gets longer and longer ~ LOL 🙂

So, naturally this competition “snagged” my attention!

ENTRY #1~ MATRIX

I decided to (so far) add 2 entries to the contest.  I could never say I have a “favorite” all time movie, but the MATRIX evolution thrilled me in many ways.

The Music!  I could dance to the song “Fluke” by Zion all night (see video insert below).

And of course, the cavern dance scene was quite hot and steamy!

I always thought Trinity, played by Carrie-Anne Moss, was graced in revolutionary elegance throughout all the MATRIX movies.

This hair style by VANITY “Trinity” was perfect for this photo shoot depicting TRINITY!

I carefully looked through my inventory and marketplace and found this one to be supreme!

The slick black color and behavior in shape proved classical for the highlight of the shot  to depict one of the MOVIES THAT INSPIRE ME.

Hair Fair 2013 Photo Contest ~ The Tourist ~ "Elise"

Hair Fair 2013 Photo Contest ~ The Tourist ~ “Elise”

ENTRY #2 ~ THE TOURIST

I have watched the movie THE TOURIST many times, even including twice inside Second Life with my former business partner

who had created an exquisite movie theatre for us to take breaks and relax while getting away from projects at hand.

The hair by D!Va  “Zaara” is perfect as it’s wispy strands sway in the wind while you walk or pose.

The slight updo appearance gives it an appropriate style for the actress Angelina Jolie’s character, Elise;

especially in the ballroom scenes.

♕ This selection of hair is perfectly crowning for this ensemble! ♕

If you look at the movie posters, you will see how perfect this hair style is for this shot!  

And worthy of note: D!Va created this hair for the Miss Universe pageant in Second Life.

I chose this movie for a couple of reasons as well.

I receive many compliments while wearing this hair, no matter what color I choose.

I love the actress’s name in the movie “Elise”!  Well that’s my real middle name:  Elise’  ت

I have been to Venice several times in real life,

so the sims we have within SL that depict this beautiful and grand Italian city has called upon my visits many times.

The story line of this film is quite delightful as you follow the star’s peculiar eloquence and novelties of a suspenseful draw.

BamPu Hair Fair Logo. copy

You can view or add your own entry to the competition in the official FLICKR group:

Official Hair Fair 2013 Photo Contest

( MOVIES THAT INSPIRE ME )

http://www.flickr.com/groups/hairfair2013photocontest/

The entries for this competition are just wonderful!  I wish the best of luck to all who enter!

Yes, even the guys have entered and I’m quite impressed with their work!

Make sure you read their rules if you wish to enter.

The photo contest runs through June 28th.

There is an official blog to keep you informed about the Contest and the 8th Annual HAIR FAIR  that will run July 13~28th 2013.

http://hairfair.wordpress.com/

This year they will be working again in conjunction with Wigs For Kids”.  

You can find details about the work they do at www.wigsforkids.org/.

I can’t wait for the Hair Fair to open!

The list, so far, includes many many of my favorite designers and I will be looking forward to seeing new designers there as well!

Trinity Convergence

Trinity Convergence

I went on a “posing frenzy” with Trinity!  I found myself posing and posing (because the pose was still showing up in the corner of my viewer – hehe)!

So, I thought I’d share a couple more pix I did (these are not entries to the contest).

Mise en Scène

Mise en Scène

The scene above is a stage box I found at the SL10B Event.  I have a ton more pix, but those will have to wait for another entry to my BamPu Legacies journal.

Here is the YOUTUBE to FLUKE by Zion:

TRINITY ENSEMBLE:

Hair:  “Trinity” by Vanity

Outfit & Sunglasses:  “Trinity” by Tuty’s.

Boots:  “Hailey” by Jacqueline (a great gift from my previous partner; you can click all the parts to change textures, colors and accessories!)

MATRIX ENSEMBLE:

Hair: “Zaara” by D!Va

Dress:  “Angelica”  by MLC Mohna Lisa Couture

Jewelry:  “Tres Fleurs Gold” by Chop Zuey

Ring: “How Do I Love Thee” by Flowerdreams

Gloves: ASKA Black

Eyelashes: Redgrave

(I wore 2 sets to show a stronger look just as Angelina did in the movie ~ I so admired her makeup throughout this movie!)

Blush: “Blush1” PMD

Spellbound Isle ~ SLB10

Spellbound Isle ~ SLB10

 

I followed along the SL10B 10 Year Anniversary walk along with many friends and sometimes just on my own.

I am STILL not finished!

I was amazed at how much I learned about various histories of sims, projects, details & upgrades within Linden Lab,

interests of our citizens and the enormous amount of creative people we have among ourselves!

"Inspiration" ~ Dancing at SLB10

“Inspiration” ~ Dancing at SLB10

A lot of interactive sections took my special interest.

I decided to visit the sites sometimes in casual attire and others…..well you will see below….

It’s hard NOT to stop at every display to read, click or just set back in awe.

Almost every vendor has awesome free gifts for you to take home, too!

(Oh my ~ my inventory totally grew..expanded…packed!  Wonder how long it will take me to rez it all!)

I made sure to keep a special folder with information, note cards and landmarks for places to visit once this event has ended.

The Scout ~ Vian!

The Scout ~ Vian!

Vian was my SCOUT!  She was always one step ahead of me sending me landmarks and lists of places to go visit.

i  HaVe  A  tEnDeNcY  tO  sToP  aNd  TaKe  LOTS  oF  pIcTuReS!

Every time we got together, we found ourselves laughing and yet separated as I would go one way and she would go another! LOL

Here she is posing for me at Spellbound ~ One of the most magnificent designs I have yet to see.

SL10B Birthday Cake  ~ Yum Strawberries!

SL10B Birthday Cake ~ Yum Strawberries!

If you haven’t been yet, today is the LAST DAY!

The SL10B Birthday Cake is spectacular!  

Below this “dripping-in-icing-and-kiwi-and-chocolate-and-strawberry” cake is one of the main stages for dancing and entertainers.

If you watch the local chat, you could chuckle all day!

SL10B Bear Avatar ~ Bambi Bear Dancing

SL10B Bear Avatar ~ Bambi Bear Dancing

Today I decided to go ALL BEAR OUT and wear SecondLife’s gift to everyone (free on marketplace for a limited time).

I took a stroll down the History area where I posed a few times as a for sure Female SL Bear! 🙂

This one made the crowd around me cheer and laugh.  I could hear the sound of the cameras going off! hehe

So I’m sure somewhere out there on the web is another picture or two of Bambi wearing this cute Bear outfit!

Met a few folks there and shared some “fun times” stories together.  It’s wonderful how much we all love SecondLife!

The Bear Avatar Costume was quite easy to put on, nothing to alter ~ Just bear and GOOOOOOOOOO!

~ PLEASE RETURN SOON ~

I cannot even begin to count how many photographs I took and will be posting them here…..

….along with a fun surprise….

OKIES…hopping back in now ~ still have people to see and places to go at the SL10B Event!

Hope to see you there!

hUgZzzz ~ Bambi Chicque

 

 

 

 

 

Channing CRYING GIRL STATUE with Tears & Trees & Florals

Channing CRYING GIRL STATUE with Tears & Trees & Florals

 

As seen in the the saga:  Quest For The Channing Eagle!

You can find it on marketplace here:

https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/CHANNING-CRYING-GIRL-with-TEARS-STATUE-wTrees-Florals/5019086

BC~Crying Statue Market Ad Page 2a

 

Set at a low introductory price for a limited time!  

You can enjoy the change of season with the TEXTURE CHANGE by TOUCH on the trees and statue with base/florals.

This beautiful statue is created with tears for the crying look. I worked with the texture to give it a “patina” hue.

As you see below you are able to touch the florals and trees to create 2 looks: Rose Vine & Spring/Summer floral.

Included:
1 Channing Crying Girl Mesh Statue w/Mesh Base + Florals ~ Touch to change florals (creates 2 versions) Land Impact: 17
1 Channing Crying Girl Mesh Statue as stand alone (no base/florals) Land Impact: 15
1 Rose Vine Large Tree, 1 Rose Vine Small Tree, 1 Rose Vine tree with RESIZER. 3prim
1 Floral Vine Large Tree, 1 Floral Vine Small Tree, 1 Floral Vine Tree with RESIZER. 3 prim
1 Floral FIELD (round) with Touch-Change texture for 2 versions (rose vine & floral) 1 prim

ALL COPY OK

Feel free to send me a notecard if you have any questions.

Visit BamPu Legacies Shop at Two Moon Paradise ~ The shop is located on THE WHARF.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Two%20Moon%20Paradise/157/189/27

Channing Eagle Fairy ~ Princess Bambina

Channing Eagle Fairy ~ Princess Bambina

Since the beginning of time the BamPu Clan of Planet Enigmace has lived peacefully within their hidden coppice.

Life proves to be abundant among the harmonious occupants of this world.

The BamPu Clan ~ River Of Trance on Planet Enigmace

The BamPu Clan ~ River Of Trance on Planet Enigmace

Their forest grew thick with undisturbed thickets of protection and tranquil rivers full of life and love.

The Defenders ~ Micah & Harlove Flew Over The Stockades

The Defenders ~ Micah & Harlove Flew Over The Stockades

One pacifistic morning a thud was heard in the distance.

No other being had ever breached the barrier of the enigmacious hazy tealezad gas clouds which defended their world.

In quickness Harlove and Micah flew over the stockades in hopes to catch a glimpse of the possible intruder.

There was only a wisp of scented fluctuation which left magnetic trails leading away from their honored throne of The Guardian Channing Opal Eagle. 

Devotion ~ Harlove & Bambina Watch The Channing Wispa Statue Cry

Devotion ~ Harlove & Bambina Watch The Channing Wispa Statue Cry

With fresh tears now streaming from the Wispa Statue all knew it was time to prepare for a quest to save their Channing Opal Eagle and sudden fragile world.

The Channing Opal Eagle was no longer there and had been stolen away.

Mighty Strength ~ Micah With All His Strength & Powers

Mighty Strength ~ Micah With All His Strength & Powers

Micah called upon the BamPu Spirits with his strength and glorious words.

He reminded the people of the mysterious wicked sorcerer who had been born among them,

yet fled in spiteful jealousy over the announcement to crown Princess Bambina as Queen of BamPu Enigmace.

This sad creature had grown hate in her heart and left many hints of her devious plans to one day destroy their world;

at least she thinks.

Return Overture ~ Micah & Vaneza

Return Overture ~ Micah & Vaneza

One by one the people of the clan prepared for their new journey.

Armor and weapons were of great need.

Our precious Vaneza called everyone to join.

All were equal to stand, all were equal to pursue.

Shore Up ~ Vaneza, Bambina & Micah Prepare For The Quest

Shore Up ~ Vaneza, Bambina & Micah Prepare For The Quest

The sounds of the forest came alive as the animals gathered among them in revelance to aid.

COURAGE ~ Bambina & Harlove in the Tunnel Of Secrets

COURAGE ~ Bambina & Harlove in the Tunnel Of Secrets

The forever Maker of Peace, Harlove, took our hands as we flew through the Tunnel Of Secrets.

He proclaimed: “It will take COURAGE, WIT & STRENGTH to endure the CHANNING EAGLE QUEST.

We have always been strong; let us prove this once again”.

To be continued….

Credits:

I would like to thank my dear friends who came to my hidden forest to assist in this quest saga.

Vianderose, Harley & Michael ~ Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

We had fun with this photoshoot, some couldn’t rez clothes quickly, some were afk with family calls,

we had a surprise guest pop in and we twisted and bent our little avi pixels to the best abilities we could stand!

You can find the Channing Eagle Fairy clothing ensembles, accessories, pose items and The Channing Crying Statue with Tears on my marketplace.

https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/CHANNING-EAGLE-FAIRY-Ladies-Set-Part-Mesh/5019232

For a limited time, they can be won by playing GACHA at my BamPu Legacies Shop at Two Moon Paradise (in the Wharf area).

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Two%20Moon%20Paradise/157/189/27

Hope you return too to read more of THE QUEST FOR THE CHANNING EAGLE!

FLICKR:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/92130367@N07/9098671896/in/photostream/

hUgZz ~ Bambi Chicque

In The Year 2525

In The Year 2525 ~ by Bambi Chicque

In The Year 2525 ~ by Bambi Chicque

I occasionally travel through time in my computer viewing all my screenshots from time past.

Late last night I came upon this folder where I had so many shots I couldn’t decide which to play with!

In all our personal journeys within Second Life we happen upon the past, present and future in many assemblies be it shopping or events or just checking things out.

I am infatuated with the intricacies amid my fellow citizens!  

Sometimes I’m on a mission and sometimes not, but wherever I am you know I am snapping screenshots!

The sims of ChouChou have kept my interest and I have taken my friends with me numerous times to help show them off!

When I sat back wondering what to title this picture the funniest thing occurred as I had just listened to the song IN THE YEAR 2525 by Zager & Evans….

and wah-lah…..The title was born!

In the year 2525,

If man is still alive, If woman can survive, they may find…

In the year 3535,
Ain’t gonna need to tell the truth, tell no lie

Everything you think, do and say

Is in the pill you took today.

In the year 4545,

You ain’t gonna need your teeth, won’t need your eyes.

You won’t find a thing to chew

Nobody’s gonna look at you.

In the year 5555,

Your arms hangin’ limp at your sides,

Your legs got nothin’ to do

Some machine’s doin’ that for you.

In the year 6565,

You won’t need no husband, won’t need no wife.

You’ll pick your son, pick your daughter too

From the bottom of a long glass tube.

In the year 7510,

If God’s a-coming,

He oughta make it by then…

Maybe He’ll look around Himself and say”Guess it’s time for the Judgement Day”.
In the year 8510,

God is gonna shake His mighty head;

He’ll either say, “I’m pleased where man has been”Or tear it down, and start again.
In the year 9595,

I’m kinda wonderin’ if man is gonna be alive;

He’s taken everything this old earth can give

And he ain’t put back nothing.

It's Time For Judgement Day ~ by Bambi Chicque

It’s Time For Judgement Day ~ by Bambi Chicque

Now it’s been ten thousand years,

Man has cried a billion tears;

For what, he never knew, now man’s reign is through.

But through eternal night, the twinkling of starlight

So very far away, maybe it’s only yesterday.

Today Is 6~8~2013 Scroll

I love the lyrics to this song and how the message moves me.  Thank goodness for amazing music in Second Life!

I was thrilled this morning when I posted the first picture above on FLICKR and instantly gained

numerous Awards and beautiful words as well as private messages.

I hope you will visit again to enjoy more of my work soon.

I think I’ve received already 60 Awards just today!  Woohoo!  Thank You!

I appreciate my fans!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/92130367@N07/8985601011/

Clothing by Utopia “Fireplay”

Gas Mask & Scythe v0.2 by A&Y

See you Soon!

Bambi Chicque

Two Wheels Move The Soul ~ by Bambi Chicque

Two Wheels Move The Soul ~ by Bambi Chicque

I am thrilled that I have yet sold another one of my Second Life graphics!

A Client of mine who purchased from me during Valentine’s this past year called and said he was decorating his pool room and was looking for “HOT CHICKS” to add to his masculine facade and wanted something quite large to hang over his multi-colored leather couch.

I knew he sported 3 custom made Harley Davidson’s and I quickly drove over to show him this photo I took at the Amsterdam sim.

He instantly placed his order and allowed me to select the frame.  I can’t wait to see it hanging during his next pool reception!

I’ll be adding this to my website soon!

Varoooooooooooooom!  Enjoy!

If you haven’t visited the AMSTERDAM Sim ~ It’s a Must See & Do!  Beautiful, lots of shopping and dancing!

Bambi Chicque

Tanya Elise’ Howard Photography & Graphics

http://www.flickr.com/photos/92130367@N07/8945015874/in/photostream/

UPDATE JUNE 5, 2013:

 I was cheerfully greeted this evening within SL tonight with a delightful message from the Creator of this amazing motorcycle

who thanked me for posting this on FLICKR (sending her my blog link now).

Creator: Picasa Vella ~ Name Of Bike: Davinchi Short Fork.

I will have to now take a visit to her sim: Hoolie Vella Bay, Hoolie Vella Biker Sim and check out her other creations.

Looks like she has demos there to test out too!

Truth Model Search Logo 800x

Truth Hawks has announced a grid wide competition:  Truth Model Search! 

This is quite exciting to me as I remember purchasing loads of his hair when I first came into Second Life.

I have a huge dynamic folder dedicated to his excellent designs which I can alter depending on my mood and particular dress for the day.

The competition opened 14 May 2013 SLT and closes 1 June 2013.

He has a flickr page dedicated to everyone’s entries.  I have admired numerous selections of many darling Second Life ladies that have entered.

You can post your photographs on his flickr to be included for the running to win a $2500 Truth Gift Card and have your picture featured in his store.

He is also selecting 10 lucky winners and will rotate posters featuring the selected models in his store as well as receive a $1000 Gift card.

Timeless ~ Truth Hair "Bea"

Timeless ~ Truth Hair “Bea”

I jumped on the opportunity to join his competition for a few reasons.

#1 ~ I love his hair because it is exactly to me what it states “TRUE” ~ looks absolutely true and natural!

I am thrilled with the new colors for his mesh designs.

I purchased several new styles to include his $400Linden set with a variety of colors; rather than purchasing a single color set.

When I say variety? I mean ~ GOBS AND GOBS of variations are included in these sets.

SORAZORA -Truth Hair "Kaelyn"

SORAZORA -Truth Hair “Kaelyn”

I can’t wait to wear some of the new styles and colors I bought.  All my friends know they will see me in a new outfit and hair design every time we visit!

His new store is set up in a superb manner where shoppers have plenty of room to walk around and view the large photos while deciding on their purchases.

(I call this a “NO BUMPIES” store! ~ No one bumping into each other! LOL )

Here is the Second Life Maps link to his new shop:

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Truth/155/22/34

And to enter the competition or simply enjoy the hundreds of gorgeous models, take a peak at his flickr:

http://www.flickr.com/groups/truthmodels/

Jungle Influence - Truth Hair "Tamina"

Jungle Influence – Truth Hair “Tamina”

Best of luck to all the dreamy gorgeous models who enter ~ I hope you enjoy my entries too!

Til Next Time……..Bambi! xoxo

Bambi Chicque of BamPu Legacies FLICKR:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/92130367@N07/

“BEA”

Hair:  Truth “Bea”

Eyelashes: Dime Piece PP Pearls – Adjustable – Found at Shapes by Anna

Dress:  Morea Style “Fleur

Pose by Sinfully “Isolated 12”

“KAELYN”

Hair:  Truth “Kaelyn”

Eyelashes:  Redgrave 29 Vampire

MakeUp: Madrid Solo – Lying Eyes Dark Red Eyeshadow, Insanity Plea Red Lips

Clothing:  EMO-tions Red Zora & Necklace

Pose: Sinfully Replay

“TAMINA”

Hair:  Truth “Tamina”

MakeUp: Noya Green Glitter Eyes & Silver Peach Lips

Clothing & Accessories: SeVered GarDeN “Tamu”

Pose by Sinfully

OUT OF AFRICA

OUT OF AFRICA Logo

I have a great affinity for all things Africa!

In fact, my Bucket List includes a real life trip to Cape Town where I plan to visit 2 families of special friends (with whom I have known for 20 years) who will arrange a Photography Safari Adventure.  So, in the mean time I thought I’d take you within the African depths of Second Life and show you some of my favorite sims that I have visited over the last year or so.

"Eye See Africa" by Bambi Chicque ~ Sim by ALB "Lamu Dreams"
“Eye See Africa” by Bambi Chicque ~ Sim by ALB “Lamu Dreams”

We all have done that “search thing” for a theme when we want to find somewhere to explore or shop in Second Life.

And sometimes while shopping we just happen upon that significant matter on the brain; ie: double the pleasure!

My fondness for AnaLee Balut’s designs of ALB LAMU takes me to just that moment when I visit her ALB DREAM FASHION Boutique.

Well, it’s more than a boutique!  Once there, you better set some time on your watch to stay an entire day as there is more than meets the eye with her creations.

"Paint My World Day & Night" by Bambi Chicque ~ Sim by ALB "Lamu Dreams"
“Paint My World Day & Night” by Bambi Chicque ~ Sim by ALB “Lamu Island”

My favorite area is her LAMU ISLAND which blends the Orient & African motif in landscape, building and an array of items to purchase.

You can opt to take the tour upon a friendly donkey or do what I did:

"And They Follow" by Bambi Chicque ~ ALB Sim "ASPIRE HEIGHTS & LAMU DREAMS"
“And They Follow” by Bambi Chicque ~ ALB Sim “ASPIRE HEIGHTS & LAMU ISLAND”

(Well I actually did both! teehee!)

I visit her sim often since I am a thrilled member of her group and receive notices for their new items, group gifts and special events.

One of my many visits was back in February 2013 where I decided to begin my lifelong personal hunt for African and Jungle Themed sims to photograph for my photography series I am creating for a special project.

And thus begins my account of Out Of Africa…

"Prayer For Journey" by Bambi Chicque ~ Clothing by ALB "Jade"
“Prayer For Journey” by Bambi Chicque ~ Clothing by ALB “Jade”

“The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon at night. The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil. He shall preserve thy soul.

The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in. From this time forth and even forevermore.”  Amen.

One must daydream a little when speculating upon a theme to photograph and write about.  It takes more than a day; wait…more than a month;…wait much more sometimes to bring the tale alive.

So I sat in ALB’s Dream Globe many a time – (and have purchased it for my own meditations ~ it’s only $100 Linden!)

I searched through my Second Life Photography files for moments in time where I engaged upon such African and Jungle matters.  I remember going to the PATRON sim with my ex-business partner, Gopu, as he wanted to buy an extravagant Christmas Tree for our palace (where else other than Patron??).  We found it to be another unique sim where you can visit to purchase lustful items as well as exploring their creative ambient locale.

"The Elephant Trail" by Bambi Chicque ~ Patron Sim
“The Elephant Trail” by Bambi Chicque ~ Patron Sim

By 1Gent :

the elephant trail

We lived by the legends, held fast the songs
We carved the land and painted the ancient rocks
We walked the plains and we drove the rains under thundered sky
These are the tales that keep memories alive 
These are the rhythms, to which our souls arrive.
Seek and be sought
Old father holds son, reminds him all he taught
Seek and be sought.
Walk now and fast, follow the elephant trail
These herds are not your own.
Walk now and fast, journey the elephant trail
These herds are not your own.
Walk now and fast, journey lone
Find and make your herd on the elephant trail.

"Explore Beyond" by Bambi Chicque
“Explore Beyond” by Bambi Chicque

 I have continued my quest for the African zill and recently ventured onto a magnificent sim with my friend Vian….I spent at least 2 days or more exploring and taking photographs for my collection….

"Freedom Walks In Sunshine" by Bambi Chicque
“Freedom Walks In Sunshine” by Bambi Chicque

Quote from the movie “Out Of Africa”:

“The time you won your town the race…
we cheered you through the marketplace.
Man and boy stood cheering by…
as home we brought you, shoulder high.
Smart lad, to slip betimes away… 
from fields where glory does not stay
Early though the laurel grows…
it withers quicker than a rose…….

…Now you will not swell the rout…
of lads that wore their honors out.
Runners whom renown outran…
and the name died…
before the man……

"Home With No Doors" by Bambi Chicque ~ Pose by F*ing Ninjas ~ Clothing by EMO-tions
“Home With No Doors” by Bambi Chicque ~ Pose by F*ing Ninjas ~ Clothing by EMO-tions

….. And round that early laureled head…
will flock to gaze the strengthless dead…
and find unwithered on its curls…  
a garland…
briefer than a girl’s………. 

"Rasps In The Grasslands" by Bambi Chicque ~ Sim: Jungle Starhaven
“Rasps In The Grasslands” by Bambi Chicque ~ Sim: Jungle Starhaven

….. Now take back the soul of Denys George Finch Hatton…
whom You have shared with us.  
He brought us joy…  
and we loved him well. 
He was not ours,
He was not mine.

"Together Beyond Borders" by Bambi Chicque ~ Outfit by Rag Dollz
“Together Beyond Borders” by Bambi Chicque ~ Outfit by Rag Dollz ~ Pose by Razmatazz

 See below for a list of items worn and poses used to create my images.

"Pulse Of Africa" by Bambi Chicque ~ Sim:  Jungle Starhaven
“Pulse Of Africa” by Bambi Chicque ~ Sim: Jungle Starhaven

If I know a song of Africa…  
of the giraffe…   
and the African new moon lying on her back…
of the plows in the fields…
and the sweaty faces of the coffee pickers…
does Africa know a song of me?   
Will the air over the plain quiver…
with a color that I have had on? 
Or will the children invent a game…
in which my name is?
Or the full moon throw a shadow…
over the gravel of the drive…
that was like me? 
Or will the eagles of the Ngong Hills look out for me?

Out Of Africa Tiger Logo

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The list of items and poses is quite large!  Here we go….wheeew!

Native Jungle Scenes:  OUTFIT:  EMO-tions Terra Nova outfit, Shadow Rider Head Band, EMO-tions Luminis Staff, Hair EMO-tions Louise Black; Mayway Warrior Choker; My PiXel Puppet’s Nightsparks body & face tattoo; TGW Torvis Gorean Feathers Taluna Anklet, Poses by F*ing Ninjas: Death’s Wish & Stick ‘Em Up.

Alb Aspire Heights Scenes:  Donkey walking pose F*ing Ningas Ringo Star, *Hair w/Donkey D!va Chiharu Onyx, *Prayer Hair:  Earth & Sky Elinor Black; Clothes & Jewelry:  ALB Jade, Boots:  ALB Beyonce

Steampunk & Elephant Scene:  Clothes by Rag Dollz: Brave New World, Steam Deck Boots Brown; POSE Salute by Razmatazz; Hair Damselfly Black Hair Pearl RIALYN 

My Best Friend's Wedding LOGO

 

Some people come into our lives for a while, leave footprints on our hearts and we are never the same.

The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart. 

One of my dearest and best friends, Harley, and business partner in Second Life vowed to marry and cherish forever my truly dear and lovely friend, Simba !

The Forever Vow ~ Harley & Simba ~ May 7, 2013

The Forever Vow ~ Harley & Simba ~ May 7, 2013

It was an exciting morning in all the preparation for this grand wedding.

I selected an exquisite pink gown that I had picked up at the Hollywood 2013 Event by FA Creations since Simba told me her colours would be pink.  I quickly dressed and…….

Painting Pink Petals

Painting Pink Petals

I sent my radar IM to Harley and asked if he had picked out a tuxedo yet.  He had and, of course, Simba had already approved…..BUT….

I knew that one of my favorite designers of Second Life had quite an impeccable selection of tuxedos and asked if he wanted me to send a limo over to visit Adam EdelStein’s grand shop

and see if he preferred something else that would knock him off his grooming feet.

With the quickening of a TP we landed and he was in awe.  My gift to Harley was this magnificent “OLLERUS” prince style ensemble including the royal boots.

Simba popped in and was much delighted as well.  (I designed and created an amazing Gazebo set up for Simba, but will post pictures of this at a later date.)

Gorgeous Groom ~ Harley

Gorgeous Groom ~ Harley

We arrived at the Chapel “Houses of Jana ~ Chaton” with much grace and anticipation to mingle among the enchanted guests.

Chapel Of Love ~ Gown by FA Creations

Chapel Of Love ~ Gown by FA Creations

There was a sense of love and friendship in the air while friends found their seats and quietly listened to the music and breathtaking wedding vows pronounced by the Minister, Jana.

Vapor appeared in a spunky and delightful mood:

Ahhhh!  The Vapor!

Ahhhh! The Vapor!

While Slayer appeared in an aurora of mystery and respect:

Stealthy Slayer

Stealthy Slayer

I captivated dozens upon dozens of luscious pix of the beautiful bride, Simba, but selected this particular photograph to adorn her with florals as beautiful as she.

Her delicious wedding gown is the creation of Celeste Weddings “Sony eLee SAB White” by Vivians Artizar

 It flowed in harmony amid the surrounding gala as she sparkled like a Queen.

You can see here in the photograph a glimpse of Simba’s lovely Maid of Honour, Nurs:

Charisma Of Simba

Charisma Of Simba

The reception was more exciting than one can imagine with the wedding cake, follies and dancing.  Most especially fun was the tossing of the bouquet:

Fortune Bouquet ~ Gown by Celeste Weddings

Fortune Bouquet ~ Gown by Celeste Weddings

 FORTUNE BOUQUET POEM

“If friends were flowers, you would be the perfect rose.

So catch my bouquet, my special friend, hold it close to your heart.

And always remember me, your friend, and we’ll never be apart.”

Z Rose Trim Logo.png.

Since the wedding, I visit Harley & Simba’s chalet often to enjoy games and chatting while we storm up ideas for the business.  Designing stages are still a work in progress, but time will tell where we land!

I hope you enjoyed this segment with the wedding details.  It was an exciting day for me and I was honored to be a part of their special day.

Congratulations Harley & Simba!  Love you!

Bambi Chicque

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