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"Garden Of Amsvartnir" by Bambi Chicque

“Garden Of Amsvartnir” by Bambi Chicque

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This is my rendition of Amsvartnir Lake!

“Garden Of Amsvartnir” – A Nordic Tale

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In the beginning, before the heaven and the earth and the sea were created,

the great abyss, Ginungagap, was without form and void, and the spirit of

Fimbultyr moved upon the face of the deep, until the ice-cold rivers, the Elivogs,

flowing from Niflheim, came in contact with the dazzling flames from Muspelheim.

This was before Chaos.

Copyright & Credits: The Younger Edda

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First, allow me to SHOUT!

These tattoos are perfect!  Kudos to Feyline Fashions!

Second, allow me to DROOL!

I first saw these stunning Nordic Guardian Candlesticks & Totem Poles

in the flickr group:

Creators Of Fantasy – Medieval Fantasy Fair & Medieval Fantasy Hunt

and quickly pink-starred-fav’d em!

Next came a blogging pack from my dear, dear friend Runa!

Wah~Lah!  Here they are for me to show off to you!

Love, Love, Love these and they will remain permanently at one of my sims!

Wow, Runa, the mesh detailing and design is purrrr-fect!

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Both the male and female “whole nine yards” {complete sets}

Degarre Earth (Male) & Degha Earth (Female)

by Feyline Fashions ~AND~ Runa’s Nordic Guardians

are available at The Medieval Fantasy Fair 4

which runs September 20 through 28, 2014!

One of the shown totem poles is a hunt prize by Lilith’s Den (Runa).

See a close up of the gorgeous bow and arrow set on my previous post!

STYLE CARD by Bambi Banner.PS.

BLADE:

Prinzei Horns EMBER :[P]:- The Plastik Flagship Store @ GROWL

Thor Hair ~ >Asset< Underscore

Earth Black Face Tattoo ~ White Widow Bodyline

Degarre Earth (Male Nordic) Complete Set & Tattoo

~ Feyline Fashions ~ Medieval Fantasy Fair 4 ~

BOTH MALE & FEMALE SETS INCLUDE:

Clothing, neck piece, arm bands, bracers & cuffs, body tattoo, knife,

headband, bow & arrow set, boots

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BAMBI:

Degha Earth (Female Nordic) Complete Set & Tattoo

~ Feyline Fashions ~ Medieval Fantasy Fair 4 ~

Sprite Ears & Charms ~ Illusions

“Bella” Element Eyelashes  ~ Redgrave

Leotie Hair Extreme Black ~ Earth & Sky

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DÉCOR:

Nordic Guardians; Candlesticks & Totem Poles (mesh)

~ by Lilith’s Den ~ Medieval Fantasy Fair 4 ~

{My faithful friend, Runa!!! (alrunia.ahn)}

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"Dawdler Dream" by Bambi Chicque of BamPu Legacies

“Dawdler Dream” by Bambi Chicque of BamPu Legacies

Away to the sea the Sleeping Snail watches calmly for no curse

to a folklore Princess. 

All curiosity within one’s breath and first glimpse remains etched forever

in one’s soul and memory. 

Be as slow as a snail and take pride as you enter a world of golden complex

with hints of surreal to real and back again. 

To go “as slow as a snail” is rarely considered a good thing;

yet until you enter The Sleeping Snail by Rebeca Bashly.

Spending 3 hours dangling, flying, gawking, spying and observing

did not feel like eternity as it was still not enough time spent

with a dream of a pure tangible sight to behold.

No matter which windlight you select while shooting your favorite

composed angles, you will be pleased with each shot!

"Idle Transcendental" by Bambi Chicque of BamPu Legacies

“Idle Transcendental” by Bambi Chicque of BamPu Legacies

I selected Earth & Sky’s “Celebrity of Broadway” Gown to wear

with HollyHood’s mesh “Miss Jay Heels” as the gown has an elegant

side view opening to show off one’s sexy legs and shoes. 

 

HollyHood creates some of the best textured shoes and boots I have seen in SL!

The Sleeping Snail is a photographer’s haven fit for a Princess

and therefore Emo-tions’s “Everlasting” jewelry collection

was the perfect choice for this shot!

A couple of days ago I raced to Emo-tions to snatch up her latest hair

“Love  ~ Miss Dream Canada”

once announced she finally had it in her shop.

Such elegance in this braided side-up-do!

And I just cannot find myself to remove

Chop Zuey’s MVW LaMenageri

“Shere Khan Bengal Tiger” Ring!

Sometimes I wear 2! *snickers*

Sleeping Snails by Rebeca Bashly

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/MetaLES/241/236/23

You will find several new releases and sales by HollyHood here:

“I LOVE SHOES 99L EVENT–BI-WEEKLY SALE”

 The Event opens Tuesdays at 9pm SLT and closes Sundays 9pm SLT !

Each week you will find a new selection of shoes and boots from a melting array of Designers.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Honeymoon/26/116/23

Snail Enjoy Bambi PS2.

 

OUT OF AFRICA

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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?

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Visit my FLICKR Page:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/92130367@N07/sets/72157633545237834/

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 

Today I’m excited to show you my entry for the 2013 Oscar Fashion Photo Contest (see photo below) which is sponsored by Sascha’s Designs and Styles by Danielle!  I first learned about this contest while visiting The Rose Theatre with a friend. So I thought I’d do a little write up real quick about The Rose Theatre / Angel Manor and plan to add more notes regarding Sascha’s Designs and Stylle immediately following.

Information regarding the contest can be viewed here:

http://harper-ganesvoort.com/2013/01/07/2013-oscar-fashion-photo-contest-announced/

My first visit to The Rose Theatre / Angel Manor was in November 2012 while on another “photo shoot” opp with a friend.  He suggested we visit the Rose Theatre Art Gallery in hopes to continue my inspiration and aspirations for my personal graphics artwork and future plans with it in SecondLife and my personal website.

I have a grand collection of photographs to add to my website very soon. http://tanyaelisehowardphotography.yolasite.com/

The Rose Theatre

The first area we ventured into was the Library!  I gasped at the beauty and perfect texturing throughout which resulted in excellent craftsmanship in design.  I’m quite picky about texturing myself!  There are so many rooms and areas to visit ~ it reminds me of the Smithsonian Institute in that you just can’t see it all in one day!  I had seen photographs of this amazing Library on the web in the past and was delighted to actually be inside it now!  It’s breathtaking and is a “must see” in SL!!

Angel Manor Library

We spent several hours wondering around and taking pictures before we entered the Art Gallery since I was so excited for all the beautiful and entertaining surroundings.  Once inside the Art Gallery I studied carefully the variety of art displayed with impressed thoughts and kudos in my mind for the Artists!  I hope to show my work there someday, too.

The Rose Theatre Art Gallery

I made sure to click on all the visitor information signs for their events, performance venues and art show dates.  This is when I read about the Oscar’s Photo Contest and decided right there and then to enter when the time came around again.

Beautiful stained glass windows At Angel Manor!

Beautiful stained glass windows At Angel Manor!

We went back many more times and attended an exquisite Christmas Event:  The Nutcracker Performance. I felt like I was actually living inside SL for real while gazing at the dancers and mesmerized by the music.

The Nutcracker Performance December 2012

The Nutcracker Performance December 2012

The gorgeous stage and extravagant performance hall is one of the most impressive I have seen in SL.  Quite glamorous!!  There is a sort of elegant vintage feel when you are a guest of this venue.  I hope they put on Phantom Of The Opera sometime soon, too!

The palace was built by Kaya Angel.  One of the rooms has magnificent art hanging with a photograph of Kaya and associates.  (photo to be added soon)

And so the time arrived to enter the 2013 Oscar Fashion Photo Contest and I have been a busy little bee changing into an array of evening gowns, setting up my own props at the BamPu Legacies Photography Studio and simply visiting sims to take pictures.  My friends always IM me to come play ~ but I have been on a mission for the last month to get that final photo to submit.  So, here you are!

Bambi Chicque Entry for 2013 Oscar Fashion Photo Contest

Upon viewing the numerous entries for this special contest, I have admired them all.  I would like to extend my best wishes to everyone!

You can view the entries here:

http://www.flickr.com/groups/2009sloscarfashion/pool/with/8426134335/#photo_8426134335

My Evening Gown selection incudes:

Gown:  MLC Mohna Lisa Couture “Barely There” in champaigne colors

Shoes:  MWC Sandale Joys – gold with diamonds!

Hair:  Earth & Sky “Tanya” true black

Jewelry: a)  MLC Mohna Lisa Couture “Audrey” ~ love the way the diamonds drape down the back! B) Mistwood Diamond Ring

I do hope you will visit The Rose Theatre and enjoy it as much as I do.  I have many more pictures to post and am thinking I will make a special folder for them!

Ciao for now!

Bambi Chicque

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

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