Two Gals and a Balloon

Chandra and I had never met in person (or in avatar if you will). We have chatted often in my early morning hour and her supper time. So it was especially fun to do a photo shoot together. And even better I had Julia's new hot air balloon and Winterfell to unveil.  We had a great if laggy time. Get two photographer's together though and they will preserver no matter what SL(r) hands them *wink*.

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We floated over castle tops and trees in the early morning hours. This hot air balloon is the prize from the Julia Collection for the STEAM hunt. The prize includes a highly decorated ground version that holds more friends. You can see it parked outside her shop. My prim allowance is waning, but I have enough for the flying balloon and its parking pad. And is it ever fun. It works just like a real balloon. It inflates and then drifts. There is a menu to burn or vent for height and it sails with the SL winds. It will go home to its landing spot if you are in the same sim and it will stop for photo shoots. Careful there; our first try had the balloon disappearing over someone else's land because we became an "object" after a few minutes and no longer a "vehicle". So venting now and then is a good plan while you enjoy the view. My first trip I took it far and wide over many neighboring sims. It was a joy!

This is the park near my place in Winterfell. You can barely see the balloon through the gate in the background. My outfit (sans boots) is the STEAM prize from Candace Hudson of the Hudson Clothing Company. You can see the complete set of outfit options here. The STEAM  hunt starts soon. Yeah!

Style notes:

My outfit:

Hair: Alli&Ali Victoria Hair Milkchocolate
Skin: []::Tuli::[] Eva (tone 4/br) dec VIP gift
Clothing: Hudson Clothing Co. STEAM prize - VICTORIAN COAT N CORSET EMERALD
Shoes: BAX Prestige Boots 2010 black

Poses: [LAP]

Chandra's oufit:

hair: donna flora "Marlene blonde"
skin: curio pin-up jitterbug1
eyes: !dM deviousEyes "AngelDust" silver
eyelashes: [DK] Prim Lashes
Clothing: dress:  Nicki Ree "Lady Edwina Gown Chocolate" (not all pieces worn); chest and shoulder ruffles: Little Heaven, part of "Jewelry Doll"
Accessories:  Alienbear Ambroisa black pearl; tophat w/veil: !dM deviousMind, part of "MmeChatouille"
(modded to beige, usually it is black)

Poses:  (*chanimations