Recently I was interviewed by one of my favorite magazines and by one of my favorite people, Rachel Swallows. She is the owner of BUSTed .

Busted March 2015

I want to share some of the photos she took for the interview with you. Did I mention she is also a fabulous photographer, AND a huge LumaLite supporter?

COLLEEN 4  She was busy shooting as we chatted and here is part of the interview:

I’ve been in Second Life since 12/07. I’ve been a model for what was Opium Fashion Agency https://opiumsim.wordpress.com/tag/colleen-criss/
and and Face of photoLIFE 2009 Top 10 Finalist, soon after that I worked as OFA as publicist and went on to manage photoLIFE , sister company to OFA.

I also managed a Second Life Musician at this time and manager Twilight Blues and Jazz. http://tinyurl.com/lqfzn78

I met and partnered Toran Babenco in 09, we opened Babenco & Criss photography and videography, which we still operate and have enjoyed much success with.

After leaving photoLIFE I took on a partnership with LUMIPro that lasted 3 years and now having left that position , Toran and I created LumaLite. It’s a fabulous photography tool! I’m very excited for the future of this HUD which is enjoying some success. Like any new business it takes time and effort to build .

I’ve been a blogger of fashion, photography, art and music since 08. Spent some time dabbling in Second Life porn which also let me meet some terrific people, I do not spend much time in the porn world these days, keeping my eye on building LumaLite!

I have been fortunate to meet and work with some pretty awesome musicians, singers, artists,including Toran, and models since I landed in Second Life. I’ve also been a mentor and an educator, teaching at NCI Inc. for 2 years.

Some of my best times recently have been having the chance to work with BUSTed since 2011. 1st as a model and then as a photographer, with Maggie Bluxome , eventually moving into management with Rachel and Tara, not to mention each of the models I’ve had the pleasure to shoot have brought wonderful moments to my second life.

I love to take erotic photos! I don’t care what side of the camera I end up on :) .


What made you think about designing the LumaLite?
The idea to create LumaLite was something Toran and I had talked about a few times , after pitching the idea to create something less expensive and being told I was ridiculous . :) So upon leaving LUMIPro, Toran and decided it was time to bring this HUD to fruition.
As a photographer why should I buy LumaLite?
Because it’s awesome ! LOL Seriously, we all have known that windlights can make some fabulous lights but there are times when you just need a little more wow. Times when you shoot indoors or times when you are on a sim with a surround and wl is pretty useless. A photographer may just want to shoot in a studio setting or they may want to make all of SL their canvas, so put on the HUD and shoot the lighting you choose anywhere and everywhere!
Are you going to be adding more features? We are going to be adding more features. We are currently working on adding poses to the HUD, as well has pondering another whole new HUD with other features. We want everyone to enjoy the HUD and we want to remain conscious of price points and keeping LumaLite affordable to everyone.
To see the entire interview and photos as well as all the beautiful ladies, grab the latest issue. While you are there you can also grab any back issues you may have missed!

I want to congratulate BUSTed for recently for taking home the Adult Industry Award as best magazine. BUSTed is one of the most influential magazines on the adult scene and in the fashion industry, due to its special attention to a very sizable market of the beautiful busty and curvaceous ladies in Second Life. Busted, with this issue is taking a small hiatus till July. I can’t wait to see it back !

(Rachel Swallows & Bewitched Difference)

Grab a copy of your latest BUSTed here.


The difference between “That’s nice” and “Wow!” is a few easy steps!

Today I want to show case some photos from our awesome artists user group.

(Photos shared with permissions)

Snow Wolfhunter ~ Feb Busted

 Snow Wolfhunter by Rachel Swallows for BUSTed

Dita Lamour ~ Feb Busted

 Dita Lamour by Rachel Swallows for BUSTed

Dream catcher - Avatar Transformation Challenge

 Dream catcher by Caitlin Tobias for Avatar Transformation Challenge

It is always wine o'clock somewhere!


It’s wine o’clock somewhere by Caitlin Tobias

Leannan New Skin Dec 2014 by Suff Lockjaw

Posing for Him by Suff Lockjaw

Please be sure to visit these ladies awesome flickr streams as well as the LumaLite flickr group !

LumaLite HUD is a lighting HUD developed by myself and my partner Toran Babenco for those who love to take Second Life photos, from Beginner to Pro.

Giving you basic light position for Key light and Fill light as well as color control and unlimitied positional projector light. Control intensity, radius and falloff as well.

Unlimited Positional Gazer included to lock your subject eyes and let you control their positions.

We are currently working on updates for the HUD.Updates are free, You should be sure to join the Second Life in world group if you have already purchased the HUD to receive the updates. Contact us to be added upon purchase.

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Often the difference between “That’s nice” and “Wow!” is a few easy steps

Black Tulips Dark Fairy

Oneword opened on the 1st and runs until the 15th. This marks their 1 year anniversary!

Black Tulip Props and Poses by Auryn Beorn has put together 4 pose packs designed for the dark fairy in all of us.

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Dark Fairy pose pack 2_003

Dark Fairy pose pack 4_001

Poses come with : HUD, Props and Mirrors!

Lighting by : LumaLite

50% off Annual Sale

Rebel Hope Designs @ TLC

A little sensual, a little saucy and a whole lot of  naughty.  TLC this month is all about Leather and Lace !

The Liaison Collaborative runs till March 10th !

Rebel Hope brings you super sexy (rigged) Leather Mesh heels.

Miss Steel !


6 colors to choose from, 2 metals HUD. Demo available.

 Miss Steel fits for Belleza,Maitreya,Slink and TMP.


Also showing:

~RSC~ *CATCH* Fishnet body suit (Omega Applier) Rachel has covered just about every mesh body and mesh body part with this HUD. Several colors to choose from.

*L.inc* Bound Collar Black Size S

Cherry Bombs Breasts v0.03

[uL] Ghetto Booty No.03

Diesel Works Coquette Seat 15 poses , color and texture change.

Lighting by LumaLite.

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Often the difference between “That’s nice” and “Wow!” is a few easy steps and LumaLite provides that and more!

Strawberry Wants to know …..

Have you ever SecondLifed Meme

My Valentine !

Toran and colleen taking selfies on valentines day!

Pose by Rack Poses

Lighting by LumaLite !

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Meme Instructions: Copy and paste the following questions and answers to your post, delete my answers and input your own. Don’t forget to leave a link to your post in the comments of her blog so others can come by and read your answers as well!

Berry has a series of “have you ever” questions pertaining to Second Life. So all of the questions will start with “Have you ever” and end with “in Second Life?”

Have you ever owned a sim in Second Life? – Yes
Have you ever created content in Second Life? – Yes
Have you ever driven a vehicle in Second Life? – Yes, lots of times. Usually off the edge of my platform.
Have you ever gone sky diving in Second Life? – No.
Have you ever played a sport in Second Life? – No.
Have you ever gone clubbing in Second Life? – Quite often, but not lately.
Have you ever fangirled/fanboyed someone in Second Life? – Yes!
Have you ever taken a picture of your avatar in water in Second Life? – Yes.
Have you ever taken a picture of a sunset in Second Life? – Yes!
Have you ever taken a nude picture of your avatar in Second Life? – Have you seen my flickr?
Have you ever dated in Second Life? – Yes
Have you ever had or attended a wedding in Second Life? – Yes, and all these years later we are still together.
Have you ever drank, smoked or taken drugs in Second Life? – Yes, yes and no.
Have you ever engaged in sexual activity in Second Life? –A few times.
Have you ever been to Bukkake Bliss in Second Life? – Yes, once.

Please remember that you can participate in any of the memes/challenges at any time. You’ll find them all under her Blog Challenges category along with other memes and challenges she’s done over the years. You don’t have to have a blog to do this challenge, you can answer the questions in the comments below or share them on any social platform.

Dark Valentine

NEW Black Tulip @ Pose Me Amazing !

This Event is open February 10th and runs the month.

I’ve listened all over social media and you have a couple camps as far as this celebrated day of love goes. Some are very much *blah* and anti Valentine. Some are all excited and love the day.

Some celebrate it a BIT more darkly then others ! :)

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I personally love Valentines Day.

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It’s a good day to celebrate with your lover. OR

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Gather friends or family we love , and shower them with chocolate ! OR :) cheese.

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OR You can go see 50 Shades of Grey ! *ducks*

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Dark Valentine , 5 poses & mirrored.

Lighting by LumaLite !

Whatever you do on this day, have fun with it!


[e] Lasting 2 – Black 05 Elikapeka Tiramisu [elikatira]
**Dirty Princess**killer Burlesque Princess Top Hat
Pink Acid Sugar Lipstick – Deep Red
Eudora 3D Weston Pumps NoValentine (Materials)
:::Sn@tch Diva Lace Bodysuit ::: ( includes HUDs for SLINK,Wowmeh,Lolas Tangos,Cutie & Ghetto booty)
+:+WTG+:+ **CHIC** ( old 2011 Valentines Group Gift )


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