Posted in Events, Exploration, Fashion, ON9, Second Life, shopping, The Annex, We <3 Role-Play

Get Out There

Yesterday, I wrote about how gowns have changed over the yeas and I have to say there are so many beautiful gowns on the grid these days, I find myself feeling a bit like a princess and looking for excuses to go dancing at formal events. Luckily, there are no shortage of formal places. My favorite venues these days, believe it or not, have become those that sponsor live music. For instance, the amazing AleyKat (not to be confused with anyone else with a similar name) sings at a lovely formal venue most Fridays.  If you’ve never heard her, I urge you to look her up and catch one of her shows. She is simply amazing and depending on the venue her songs can be romantic and sweet…or fun and funky. Her funky, casual shows are always a blast and her more romantic shows are pure magic. Either way, I cannot recommend her enough. In fact, she’ll be singing at Templemore, Friday, May 12 at 5pm slt. Not only is this going to be an incredible show, this venue is hands down gorgeous! Dress up or dress down, but be prepared for an amazing show either way, as they have quite a line up. So, I recommend you get out there and enjoy some of the fine, amazing talent on the grid.

the garden

wearing:
hair*TKW* Vico [A] (*new* @ ON9)
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara

(Kunglers) Luiza necklace – Agate (*new* @ ON9)
The Annex – Zafira Gown – Moss (*new* @ We ❤ Role-Play)

pose: Pose It-Bridal Portrait 5 (*new* @ ON9)

location: Wintermoon

Posted in Collabor88, Cynful, Events, Fashion, Q-Poses, Second Life, Self Reflection, shopping, TMD

Let’s Dance

In all my years on the grid, I’ve never been one for formal wear. I think a big part of it was that the skirts of yesteryears were so fluffy and big they often swallowed your date and not in a good way. *smirks* Like most things in SL gowns have come a long way and I have never enjoyed them more. Especially when wearing a gown like this Empress Maxi dress from Cynful. The details are incredible. It certainly doesn’t hurt to have such a handsome dance partner. *smiles*

SL never ceases to amaze me and I am never bored in this wondiferous virtual world as there continue to be adventures, new experiences, and new talent at every turn. I am so  very grateful for the amazing aesthetics that the incredible designers introduce into my world.

let's dance

Sady is wearing:
hairMagika – 01 – Lush
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara

[Cynful] Empress Necklace (*new* @ C88)
[Cynful] Empress Maxi Dress (*new* @ C88)

Josh is wearing:
hair: *Dura*B77-DARK (*new* @ TMD)
hairbase: Dura Catwa Hairboase 02 (DARK)
head: CATWA HEAD Daniel
beard: VYC – Neat Scruff Beard
body: Slink Physique Male Mesh Body

::GB::slim pants suit Vr.2 / Black
::GB::ZIP Wing tip / Black

pose: {QP} – Lets Dance

[PM] Pixel Mode – Butterfly Chair – Wood
Lucero Skyhome by Spargel & Shine Homes (*new* in Builder’s Box)

Posted in Events, Exploration, FaMESHed, Phedora, Second Life, Self Reflection, shoes, shopping

Take the Train Somewhere

“My baby takes the morning train
He works from nine to five and then
He takes another home again
To find me waitin’ for him”
Sheena Easton – My Baby Takes The Morning Train

As much as I hate to age myself, I remember loving this song as a kid. I remember fantasizing about living somewhere near New York where one would actually take a train to commute to work. Having always been a bit of an old fashioned girl, I truly imagined myself waiting for him at the station. I’ve always loved trains, so that only fueled the fantasy, of course. As a kid, I always thought I’d live in a bigger more glamorous city, but as I’ve settled into the life I have…well, I have to say I enjoy the slow, comfortable pace of the South. That’s not to say we don’t have rush hour traffic and all the pressures of any other place, but we’ve got no trains to and from work. The only buses we have go to the welfare offices, the projects, and Walmart and they’re called Shuttles, naturally since this is the Rocket City.
I took a trip on a train as a kid, even slept on the train, but I was very little and it was in Germany so I have very little memory of it. I think I’d really like to take a real trip on a train someday…in fact, I think I’ll add it to my bucket list…Take the Train Somewhere.

netherwood

wearing:
hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Tulip
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara

.miss chelsea. Aida Top Charcoal (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Vinyl – Cally Skirt (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Phedora ~  Nevian Boots (*new* @ Kinky)

pose by Di’s Opera

location Netherwood

Posted in Events, FaMESHed, Fashion, Landscaping, Phedora, Rebel Hope, Second Life, Self Reflection, shoes, shopping, TMD

Soaking Up The Sun

Summer is almost here and that means bikini season! This makes me so freaking happy, because I just love drinking margaritas by the pool and hanging out with friends…half naked friends. Rebel Hope has made some of my favorite bikinis to date and her offering at the Fifth Anniversary of FaMESHed is no exception. Its a fatpack must have! Fortunately, Trompe Loeil also has an amazing pool/patio combo so I don’t have to go far to lounge around in my new bikini!
Of course, these are just more things that I can only do in a virtual world. In the real world, my skin is so fair its translucent. Seriously, you can see my veins. If I spend more than ten minutes in the sun, I’m well on my way to a sunburn. On a rare occasion that sunburn it totally worth it…even if after the burn is gone, I feel like a snake shedding its skin for the following month.

catching some sun

wearing:
hairTableau Vivant \\ Angy + (*new* @ TMD)
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara

[Z O O M] Eilla Glasses (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Astralia – Lunar ascendant Rings (*new* @ FaMESHed)

Rebel Hope – Megan Bikini (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Phedora ~ Kennedy heels (*new* @ Chapter Four)

pose: Bauhaus Movement – F*ck The Mainstream 12 (some editing done using AnyPose)
Trompe Loeil – Geonna Patio + Pool (*new* @ FaMESHed)

 

Posted in Events, FaMESHed, Fashion, Home Decor, Red Fish, Second Life, shoes, shopping

I Can’t Sleep

“I can’t sleep, I hope I stay awake
Cause I’ve been running, running, running all day
Long nights, no peace, I feel like everybody’s eyes on me
I can’t sleep”
K.Flay – Can’t Sleep

Normally this is the story of my life, but I recently went to see the doctor. A new one for me and I love him. However, he’s got me on all these new meds and I’m sooo sleepy all the time. I’m not used to sleeping this much. I don’t have time for this kinda sleep! Turns out I have a deficiency of Vitamins B12 & D, too. Fun times, I have to go in everyday for a week for an injection of B12. I’m not surprised by the Vitamin D. Let’s see, in the real world I go outside and see the sun? I hiss. Literally. I do enjoy sunshine on rare occasions, but mostly I prefer dark rooms and dark nights.

play time

wearing:
[monso] My Hair – Saeko (*new* @ FaMESHed)
CATWA HEAD Kathy
MaitreyaMesh Body – Lara V4.1
tattoo: RedFish – Madame (*new* @ Old Fair)
Pretty Mess – Baby Crop BLACK HURT MERT (*new* @ Memento Mori)
Pretty Mess – Ruched Panties BLACK (*new* @ Memento.Mori)
#EMPIRE – Penstemon – Maitreya (*new* @ Chapter Four)

pose with props: ::WetCat:: “Cyber-Link” WebCam Prop (Naughty)

Stockholm-Bed by Bazar

Posted in Bloom, Events, FaMESHed, Fancy Decor, Fashion, Home Decor, Landscaping, ON9, Phedora, Red Fish, Second Life, shoes, shopping, unKindness, {le fil casse}

A Series of Scenes

When I look back on various memories from my 10+yrs in Second Life, I so often see it like a scene from a movie….much like watching a screen, but in a dream. I can’t know if that made any sense, but I’m trying to explain the connection between the human and the avatar, the real world and the virtual…and how truly woven they are. How we take photographs and those memories are earmarked in our personal book of time. In a world filled with ever changing images, I think photographs should mean something. Make sure to earmark the best of times, and even the raw emotion behind the worst.

smell the roses2

I find myself doubly blessed by the fabric of my two worlds crossing, in even the remotest way. I want to remember this day. I won’t go into all the reasons why, but I will tell you that I had such a pleasant time putting this scene together. I had someone with me, to keep me company and to help keep me focused. We had wonderful conversations and I managed to get my picture. I knew exactly what I wanted, because the minute I saw the offerings of Fancy Decor and unKindness at the 5th Anniversary of FaMESHed, I knew I was about to create the perfect addition to my home. While I actually built the scene elsewhere, I know this is coming home with me. Adding little additions that I’ve collected along the way. Yes, I think this will be a day to remember.

smell the roses

I had to be dressed in red, because my heart was simply too full to wear any other color. You have to admit I’m glowing just a bit…only thing missing is the horns…*laughs*

Another great thing about this photo is that I get to show off just a sampling of what FaMESHed has to offer on their 5th Anniversary which I’ve had the distinct honor to be part of as one of the new liaisons.  I have a whole new respect for all event organizers and their teams. And now, having the inside track…I can tell you that something HUGE is coming…oh, I can’t tell you what it is…*laughs*…you’ll just have to wait and see.♥

wearing:
hair.Entwined. Ruby + (*new* @ FaMESHed)
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
tattooRedFish – Bablito Tattoo (*new* @ Suicide DollZ)

FOXCITY. Flowers-1 Prop Bouquet (*new* @ ON9)
~~~~comes with the pose mentioned below♦
Astralia – Lunar ascendant Rings (*new* @ FaMESHed)

{le fil casse} Eileen Dress Maitreya Black Lace (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Phedora ~ Vivian Platforms ~ Maitreya (*new* @ FaMESHed)

pose: FOXCITY. Flowers-1 (*new* @ ON9)♦

scene:
Fancy Decor: Davis Fence Kit (*new* @ FaMESHed)
~~~this includes: corner post, mid post, end post, plain post, sconce, concrete block, thin block, planter, fence window, long panel, short panel, and the bench
uK – Spring Lights Pergola (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Thistle Book Stack with Photos – 2017 FaMESHed Gift (cm)
Trompe Loeil – Caparra Wall Ivy
Kalopsia – Lily’s Hanging flowers
22769 – Banana Tree – COMMON
SAYO – Peplum Pillow Lounger  (*new* @ FaMESHed)
MudHoney Azalea Plant 1
MudHoney Azalea Plant 2

Posted in Events, Fashion, Second Life, shoes, shopping

Make It Happen

“Take your passion
And make it happen”
Irene Cara What A Feeling

Well, not without a few hiccups, but FaMESHed’s 5th Anniversary has kicked off. I have the honor and the privilege of being part of the FaMESHed team and this was my first event opening. WOW! The amount of work that goes into organizing an event and Elvi’s passion is contagious. I won’t go into details, but I can say there’s a great sense of pride and satisfaction to see it in full swing now. To hear people’s reactions to the special anniversary build, knowing how much work into just that aspect of the event.
Oddly enough, I had taken this picture over a week ago and knew I was going with a Flashdance quote. However, as the weekend got away from me between RL and SL…I find myself connecting the two….without really featuring anything from FaMESHed, but you can rest assured…there will be plenty coming in the days ahead.

Pretty Mess

wearing:
hair.LeLutka.SHEENA
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara

Pretty Mess – Black Ombre Lazyday Bodysuit RARE (*new* @ Epiphany)
shoes: N-core NORA

pose: {pose maniacs} Amber 5
[PM]Pixel Mode – Greenwich Apartment
Apple Fall Retro Radio

Posted in Events, Exploration, FaMESHed, Fashion, Second Life, Self Reflection, shoes, shopping, The Annex

Stormy Weather

Gosh, there’s been such a wicked storm brewing over my house all weekend long. It just worked out that I took this picture as it began to thunder. Despite the storm in real life, its been a whirlwind of a time for me in Second Life. I was recently brought in as a Liaison for FaMESHed. What that means for me is that I get to work along side some of the most amazing designers in Second Life and help them keep up with the deadlines involved with getting such an incredible event up and running. It has been the most amazing journey and to think I really only took blogging seriously again a little over a year ago. Now I’m working with FaMESHed, blogging for some of the most incredible stores…not to mention becoming a blog manager for some amazing designers, as well. I am truly blessed and this is one whirlwind of a storm, I hope never ends!

stormy weather

In the meantime, there are events going on all over the grid and while FaMESHed is celebrating their five year anniversary today (opens at noon slt), there are some other events open and opening as I write. So, I encourage you to get out there and see what you might find to put together the perfect look for you. Afterall, even during a storm, we need to look fierce, right? *nods* Right!

stormy weather2

wearing:
hair:  *~*Damselfly*~*Elizabella (*new* @ FaMESHed)
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
**RE** Simone Heart Collar
The Annex – Friday Dress (*new* @ The Coven)
[BREATHE]-Chika Heels (*new* @ FaMESHed)

poses by bounce

location: Arranmore