It’s been so nice to feel creative and actually sit down and enjoy the process. I’m starting in my comfort zone for my first release in well over a year; I’ve got 6 eye-makeup sets (and a gift sampler!)….starting with Stardust and Starshine:
next up are Stardust and Stardust 2 (I’ve been watching too much Cosmos lately!):
lastly, two more natural, subtle styles, based on colors from the Pantone Color Forecast, Fall 2014:
there’s a gift sampler up on marketplace too. (I especially like the silver/purple one, of course!) I’ll keep it up through the end of Autumn.
I don’t have an in-world location right now, so purchases will be limited to marketplace…I’ll try to make it easier by linking to each item:
autumn 2014 frost
autumn 2014 soft
autumn 2014 gift sampler
I hope you’ve all been well…my previous blog entry explains my absence, for anyone who might be interested.
Dear customers, colleagues and friends,
I know I’ve hurt and angered some of you; I’m sorry. This isn’t the first time that I’ve gotten overwhelmed by something and just walked away from it…burning bridges, disappointing and abandoning friends, and losing something I was so highly invested in emotionally.
I’ve been here before…the anxiety related to something becomes too high, and instead of recognizing it and stepping away gracefully, I try to stick it out and convince myself I will get through it…until I realize I can’t, and by then I’ve already destroyed what I was trying to save and, unable to face it, I hide from it. I just hope that you can try to understand that it wasn’t a matter of not caring…anxiety and fear are powerful things; sometimes I win, sometimes I lose.
I had taken on too much in Second Life. and I didn’t want to give up any of it. I loved it all. elymode, the hottie cooterati experience events, royal living magazine, the various brilliant content creators I worked with on so many things, commercial, personal and wedding photography…I wanted to say yes to all of it, and, instead of saying no, I let it overwhelm me and I lost it, and along with it I lost some of the best friends I’ve ever had.
Feles, Ruby, Annette…I’m so sorry. I love you and miss you. Gracie, I’m sorry I left you hanging. Sasy, Kala, and everyone else who emailed me with concern, I’m sorry. You deserved so much more.
I’m not sure what the future holds for me in SL, but I plan to be in world some time this weekend. I’d love to get back into creating content (i’ve already got some makeups and poses almost ready to go!), and I miss SL photography so much. If I’m lucky, maybe some of my friends will be part of my life again…now that would make it a SLife worth living.
I’d like to make things right with those of you who were disappointed by the lack of elymode customer service. If you already emailed me, I’ll be addressing those messages over the next few days. If you need to contact me, ely.eilde at gmail dot com is the best way.
I’ve been working to get back into the creative groove since my recent adventure, and I’ve got 6 new releases for this summer’s Cosmetics Fair (plus a gift!)
The first 2 sets are powdery and shimmery with soft but bright colors. Powder Fade shadows are each a 2-color combo, fading from one to the other. The Powder Purple set combines purple right around the eyes, with a second color filling out the rest of the area. 6 color combos in each set.
The thick liquid liner set is something I’ve been wanting to try for a while. The 9 bold colors create a dramatic effect under the eyes, with a little hook-like detail to give it added personality.
The 2 Metallic sets have a super shiny texture, and come with 9 colors each. The 1st set covers the area just around the eye, while the second set has a lot more coverage and is definitely a lot bolder!
The last set, a color mix, is more natural in it’s overall style, combining 2-3 colors each.
I’ve put out a gift set too, a sample of 4 of these styles, in colors not included in the original sets. This is a great way to try out elymode cosmetics on your favorite skins.
For now, you can only find these items at the Cosmetics Fair.
So excited! I am off for a few weeks of camping at Shenandoah and Great Smokey Mountain National Park, and maybe a little camping on the S. Carolina shore, too, before meeting up with family in Florida to see people I haven’t seen in way too long.
If you have any customer service issues, please send me a direct email at ely (dot) eilde (at) gmail (dot) com. Yes, your in world messages will come to me offline, but email is easier. Please? Some days I might not have any internet access at all, so I appreciate your patience. (don’t forget to try the redelivery terminal first if you didn’t get an in world purchase)
be good and have fun!<3 ely
The We <3 Role-Play event began yesterday, and while elymode isn’t about RP wear, lots of my casuals can be incorporated into many different looks with a little imagination. I’ve customized some of my favorites to fit with the feel of the event.
The Jennifer long mesh skirts have a rich texture and come in beige & brown and green & beige. The Facil 3/4 sleeve top (system layer) has texture change (sculpt) sleeves to match the skirts, and includes optional appliers for your Lolas Tango and Lush breasts. Demos available for both items.
From now through the end of the month, you can get these only at the We <3 Role-Play event at discounted prices. After that they will be available in my main location.
For my elymode in world group members, the Sydney mesh skirt and layer top with optional appliers (& matching panties) is just for you. Find these in the group gift area at the center of the shop.
After getting a few requests for the Sydney skirts in other colors, I decided to oblige, but with a twist. Instead of just more colors in the same textures, I’ve done something a littler more sultry; a little more sexy, a little more shiny! With coordinating tops (and panties), too.
The mesh skirts have slits up the sides to show some thigh and a little bit of tush. (5 sizes based on standard sizing, but a little curvy, try the demo) The tops come with optional appliers for your Lolas Tangos or Lush mesh breasts, but don’t worry, Sydney is compatible with the less well endowed, too!
photo credits (i need to remember this more often!)
ad photo: skin: Belleza – Mya; hair: Truth – Teddy; hands: SLink; jewelry: Maxi Gossamer
poster photo: skin: Belleza – Shyla; hair: Lelutka – Vibrato; hands: SLink
p.s. elymode in-world group members – don’t forget to check the in world group notice to see if you are one of this release’s giftpack winners!