Prelude & some WP/Flickr tips

22729428251_62d75404c7_z.jpgPrelude by Whimsy Winx, on Flickr

So, I put together this outfit with some new and old clothes I have. It’s for a chilly, but not too chilly fall day. I’m really into layered textures (fabric – not photo) and this makes the cut for me. I’ve titled my post as I usually do after a song title, it’s an instrumental by a band called Bag Raiders, I recently found. It was kinda odd to change my blog title after the fact, to include “some WP/Flickr tips”, which might have left people saying “whut?” to the Prelude.

When typing up this post, I noticed Flickr has recently changed, providing only the BBCode, instead of BBCode and HTML. This was irksome, and I am not happy, but whatever. Flickr has really gone downhill since Yahoo purchased it, and the new changes have not been user friendly. I don’t think they really grasp how people use Flickr.  So, faced with new change, I found a code converter.  BBCode to HTML will let you do exactly what the title says. Just grab your BBCode, and paste it into the box, check mark any settings you want and convert! Voila! Copy and paste your HTML into the Text Tab, and go back to the visual tab and hello!  This does leave the name and account holder info underneath your photo. It could easily be removed if you are more HTML savvy than I, but, after consideration I think I like it. It easily, and quickly cites the photo reference. Many times friends and I will blog each others photos when we do posts together and this makes sure everything will get properly cited. If your citation appears as close as mine by the photo, at the end of my GIF you see I put my cursor in front of the title of my photo, what isn’t shown is I hit enter so it would appear below my photo.

You can still select the HTML in the Embed Tab on Flickr, however it has a string of HTML that looks a mess on blogs that you have to use. Just don’t select any of the options like banner, header, etc. Select your size and copy paste. Or just you the BBCode – HTML.

See my animated gifs below for a reference as to how it works. The website also shows simple HTML codes that you may find useful to know for a fast edit.

While I’m at it…I know some people haven’t really used HTML within Flickr before, and they’ve also made it hard to find this information when it used to be right there under the description box under your photo. But I was slick enough to save the link to the Flickr: Allowed HTML page for future reference. Should this link ever become disabled, refer to the below screen shot. (I’m an old dog who doesn’t like new tricks – sometimes) At least this will be handy until we get used to BBCodes. This HTML is for use on Flickr for formatting your descriptions on your Flickr photos.  I’m also including two samples of how you might find this useful. It’s nice and tidy.

Hair: Murray – Giorgia {MESH NEW!
Eyes: Ikon – Spectral – Silverleaf {MESH}
Head: LeLutka – Stella {MESH}
Makeup Appliers: YS&YS – Noemi [APPLIER] NEW!
Skin Appliers: YS&YS – Tone 03 [APPLIER]
Lashes: LeLutka – Kornelia Lashes {MESH} NEW!
Body: Slink – Physique {MESH}
Hands: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual/Flat {MESH}
Manicure/Pedicure Applier: Flair – Set 57 [Applier] {MESH}
Necklace: Maxi Gossamer Jewelry – I Love you Heart {MESH}
Cellphone: Muschi – MyPhone {MESH}
Handbag: Murray – Ekberg Leather Tote {MESH}
Top: Murray – Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater – Nude {MESH}
Skirt: Maitreya – Mesh Mini Skirt – Herringbone – Tan {MESH}
Leggings:  Izzie’s – Cozy Tights [Applier]
Feet: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Feet – High {MESH}
Shoes: Essenz – Bratislava {MESH} NEW!(Currently available at Shiny Shabby )
Pose: Kirin
Studio/Posestand: VR Foundry
Location: Crestwick Island

♪  Bag Raiders – Prelude  ♪

Hair Fair 2015 – Vanity Hair

Vanity Hair - Like SmokeVanity Hair released 5 hairstyles at Hair Fair 2015. Their booth is located on the Noirette sim.  All hair shown here from the All Red Pack. Vanity Hair includes a materials enabled version.  I’m wearing all hairs with the included on skin/applier hair base that is part of my The Skinnery London skin, although Vanity Hair did include hair bases. Vanity Hair did a really pretty and chic updo called Jumper. Its nice a smooth against the head, with volume in the back. La Espanola is a pretty updo with side buns. Its chic, and would fantastic with added headpieces as well. Like Smoke is a loose long twist to the front, with tendrils astray.  Never Wanted U is a wavy messy crop with bangs. Its cute, and full of volume and character. Stoned Love is a long hair with waves in the back. Lots of crown volume, and would also be fantastic if you have headpieces, crowns, and headbands you like to wear. All the hair styles can run from chic to sweet depending on how you style them. Vanity Hair - La Espanola

Vanity Hair - Stoned LoveHair Fair 2015 runs until July 26, 2015. Featuring 75 hair creators of Second Life, each hair sold donates a percentage to Wigs For Kids. This year is a celebrate of 10 years of Hair Fair, with each store providing a gift in their booth.  Each sim also contains Bandana Booths featuring bandanas made by residents of Second Life. Bandana’s are limited edition, $50L each, with 100% of price going to Wigs for Kids. For more details about Hair Fair 2015 visit the blog.  Also check out the Hair Fair 2015 Flickr groupWigs for Kids, is a non profit charity that provides a complete hair system for children suffering from hair loss due to illness, or injury.  For more information visit Wigs for Kids. Vanity Hair - Jumper

Vanity Hair - Never Wanted UTeleport To: Hair Fair 2015 – Blonde Hair Fair 2015 – Brunette Hair Fair 2015 – Noirette Hair Fair 2015 – Redhead Cam shopping available: Hair Fair 2015 – Streaks Hair Fair 2015 – Foils Hair Fair 2015 - Vanity Hair booth

Hair: Vanity Hair – Like Smoke, Jumper, La Espanola, Like Smoke, Never Wanted U, Stoned Love – All Reds {MESH} NEW!  (Currently available at Hair Fair 2015)
Eyes: Ikon – Spectral – Quicksilver
Head: LeLutka 
– Aria {MESH}
Mesh Head Applier: The Skinnery
– London – Honey [Applier]
Lashes: Mon Cheri – Falsies
– Uppers {MESH}
Mesh Body: Slink
– Physique {MESH}
Hand/Feet/Skin Appliers:  The Skinnery
– Honey [Applier]
HandsSlink
– Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual {MESH}
Manicure/Pedicure Applier:  Flair
– Set 51 [Applier]
Earrings: Maxi Gossamer Jewelry – True Hearts earrings {MESH}
Dress: Kaithleen’s – Bubbi Classy Dress – Pink {MESH}
Poses: [Adorkable]
Location: Uninhabited Island/Crestwick Island.
Studio/Posestand: VR Foundry