Posted in Catwa, Chic Moda, Events, FaMESHed, Fashion, Foxcity, Maitreya, Second Life

Days Long Gone

It is 4:30am and I’m sitting here quietly typing in a room lit only be two computer screens and the occasional bout of lightening. The sound of the rain pitter-pattering faster, then slower against my windows, accompanied by the wind creeping through cracks in the glass, all remind me of some random scene in some scary movie. My mind begins to travel to different times in my life as I check the weather website to make sure this is just a thunderstorm and nothing more serious. That’s what I do now. I’m all grown up and now I worry about things like whether or not a thunderstorm is going to turn into some demonic creation of Gaia sent to remind us whose home we live upon. Do I need to trick my animals into the bathroom along with my purse and medications? Dancing in the deluge no longer an option. Oh but once upon a time….and my mind begins to roam through the remnants of days long gone.

snapshot_009

wearing:
hair:  #Besom~Mae
head: CATWA HEAD Denice
.:I ProFect I:. Neriza Mesh Eyes  @ Unik
CAZIMI: Yun Eyeshadow  @ Unik
PUNCH / Heart Tear  @ Flourish
IDTTY Faces – Naoki Lipstick  @ TLC
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: #PUMEC – Sophia

SU!– Trash Doll Gacha -Earrings 02 Silver- #02 COMMON
amias – VIDA necklace @ Belle
:::NOIR:::Zara Watch & Bracelet  @ Belle
CAZIMI: Yun Nails @ Unik
ChicModa // Charlene Dress @ FaMESHed
::OOPS:: Efelios Legs Straps @ Unik
N-core VERA

pose: FOXCITY. Bento Ground Sits VOL2
*cm*MESH – Where’s the revolution – Backdrop @ Flourish

 

Posted in Catwa, Collabor88, Events, Fashion, Foxcity, Maitreya, Second Life, The Liaison Collaborative

Fuck the System

*giggles* If you don’t like rock n roll or loud fast beats, then don’t listen to this song, but there was no way in hell or high water that I could post a picture using this background and not accompany it with a song by one of my all time favorite bands. System Of a Down’s Fuck the System is one of those songs that people think is either just the band having a bit of fun or one of those songs that people will spend hours debating the hidden meanings. I personally feel as though the title says it all and if you listen to SOAD, then you should probably know that when they have something to say, they fucking say it. They don’t hide what they mean in cryptic poetic lyrics. They say what they mean so simply that it confuses the over thinkers. That’s my opinion and I’m standing by it. *laughs*

fuck the system

wearing:
hair: Foxy – Sanya Hair (*new* @ C88)
head: CATWA HEAD Denice
#Besom Lashes~ Sweetheart Lash
{S0NG} :: Lempi Eyes (*new* @ Belle)
IDTTY Faces – Spicy Lipstick (*new* @ TLC)
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: #PUMEC – Sophia

EVIE – Plush Me Warm Fur Jacket (*new* @ C88)
Wicca’s Originals – Felicity

pose: FOXCITY. Surface Set
FOXCITY. Rude Gacha – 7 – The System (*new* @ Arcade)

Posted in Catwa, Events, Fashion, Maitreya, Second Life, shopping, Vanity Event

Hurt I Can’t Shake

“If teardrops could be bottled
There’d be swimming pools filled by models
Told a tight dress is what makes you a whore
If “I love you” was a promise
Would you break it, if you’re honest
Tell the mirror what you know she’s heard before
I don’t wanna be you anymore
Hands, hands getting cold
Losing feeling’s getting old
Was I made from a broken mold?
Hurt, I can’t shake
We’ve made every mistake
Only you know the way that I break”

who me

wearing:
hair: Doe: Penny  (*new* @ Belle)
head: CATWA HEAD Denice
#Besom Lashes~ Sweetheart Lash
AG. Angelic Eyes Pack  (*new* @ Belle)
Mug – Olivia Ears (*new* @ Belle)
IDTTY Faces – Spicy Lipstick (*new* @ TLC)
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: #PUMEC – Sophia

Kibitz – Thick diamond choker (*new* @ Belle)
Kibitz – Tiny heart diamond necklace (*new* @ Belle)
Ascendant – My Garden Nails  (*new* @ Vanity)

pose: :: Focus Poses Rocker Girl

Posted in Events, Fashion, Maitreya, Mina Hair, Second Life, shopping, The Liaison Collaborative

Dancing to Demos

As more and more shopping events pop up on the grid, it is getting harder to decide where and how to spend our lindens. Plus there are so many outfits that look similar, sometimes we feel duped finding a similar look for less money at another event only a day or two after we just purchased one. So, I’m going to make a few recommendations over the coming days/weeks that will hopefully make your shopping life a little easier. I’ll write about these as they come to me. I’m going to start off by going over some pretty basic stuff that may seem rudimentary to some of you, but give me a chance to explain before you roll you completely roll your eyes at me. *looks at Dusty and laughs*

So, we will call the first tip, Dancing with Demos! First and foremost, know that demos are your friend. There’s nothing worse than buying something from a designer you’ve always trusted in the past to find that an outfit simply doesn’t work with your AO or your particularly shape. Double the shopping fun and grab those demos, go home, try them on, and make yourself a little list of what you like and immediately throw away what doesn’t work out. It never hurts to take that little bit of extra time to double check the fit.

There used to be a hair store that I never ever had to try demos, but then overnight they changed something and suddenly their hair simply did not fit me anymore. Their old hair did, but none of their new styles even fit. It wasn’t a matter or not looking good, they literally did not fit! Being rigged mesh, there was no way to resize them and I’m not going to complain to the creator when I didn’t bother to try the demo. Thus, I was out about 2k, as I always bought fatpacks, with nothing to show for it. So, no matter how much faith you have in a designer, I urge you to try on those demos. And for the love of other residents, please take your demos home to try on in the comfort of your own home…or to a friend’s place…or a sandbox…just not at the event, please!

Dorothy all grown up

wearing:
hair: MINA – Ariel (*new* @ Belle)
head: CATWA HEAD Denice
#Besom Lashes~ Sweetheart Lash
.:: StunnerOriginals ::. Eyes Witty (*new* @ Unik)
IDTTY  Faces – Wild Eyeshadow (*new* @ TLC)
IDTTY Faces – Spicy Lipstick (*new* @ TLC)
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: #PUMEC – Sophia

Ichigo* – Saturn Earrings (*new* @ Belle)
Ascendant – Whore Deluxe Nails (*new* @ Whore Couture)
HORNTAIL Leika Maitreya Kawaii Swimsuit (*new* @ Belle)

pose created by me using AnyPose
MINIMAL – Illuminate Backdrop #5

 

 

Posted in Catwa, Chic Moda, Eudora3D, Events, Exploration, FaMESHed, GingerFish, Gingerfish Poses, Maitreya, Mina Hair, Second Life, shoes, shopping, The Liaison Collaborative

Hattitude

There’s just something about a big floppy hat that makes me want to prance around in heels. I know that this comes from my childhood, when I would wear my mom’s wigs, talk on my princess phone (that wasn’t connected)….I’d wear her floppy hats and prance around in her heels. Looking around at FaMESHed, this outfit was immediately in my mind. I was wearing it for like a day and a half when my best friend, Tracy, showed me her version of Little Cuba made with Minimal‘s buildings at the Arcade. I was having a fit, “I need to shoot a photo there, right now!” Then to top it off, I knew the perfect pose was in Tracy’s neighborhood poses (at TLC’s Vintage Market themed round.) I stayed in this pose for so long that Tracy logged off and left me standing mid walk. So, this will be the first time she sees what I did and I can’t wait to go back and shoot more pics.
If you know Tracy, you can ask her about visiting, I know she’d love to show you around and encourage you to make use of her Little Cuba for your photos, as well.

Hatitude

wearing:
hair: MINA – Tuula (*new* @ FaMESHed)
head: CATWA HEAD Denice
#Besom Lashes~ Sweetheart Lash
SU!– Osanna Eyes
IDTTY Faces – Spicy Lipstick #15 (*new* @ TLC)
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: #PUMEC – Sophia

:::ChicChica::: MilkShake Gacha #14 (*new* @ Arcade)
NANIKA – Spring Necklace (*new* @ TLC)
Ascendant – She Wore Diamonds (*new* @ A+)

ChicModa // Whitney Jumper (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Eudora3D Deja Wedges (*new* @ FaMESHed)

pose: GingerFish Poses – My Neighborhood (*new* @ TLC)

background created by Tracy Redangel on her private property

Posted in Blueberry, Catwa, Events, FaMESHed, Fashion, Foxcity, Home Decor, Maitreya, RunAway Hair, Second Life, shoes, shopping

I’ll Find You

“When it all comes crashing down
And it’s winter all year round
And the sky is firing
And the world is
Just a shelter underground
When there’s nothing left to lose
And the lost cannot be found
I’ll find you”
~ Kerli – I’ll Find You

I'll find you

wearing:
hair: [RA] Ofelia Hair (*new* @ FaMESHed)
head: CATWA HEAD Denice
#Besom Lashes~ Sweetheart Lash
SU!– Osanna Eyes
#ADORED – jucci gloss lips – candy princess edition (*new* @ Sultry)
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: #PUMEC – Sophia

Ascendant – She Wore Diamonds nails Fatpack (*new* @ A+)
Addams // Yvonne Long Sleeves Tied Shirt
Blueberry – Pia – Denim Shorts
Blueberry – Pia – Fishnet Tights
Blueberry – Pia – Boots & Socks

pose: FOXCITY. Cozy Bento Pose Set

scene:
FOXCITY. Photo Booth – Flutter
tarte. hanging rope chair

Posted in Catwa, Events, Exploration, Fashion, Lybra, Maitreya, Second Life, shopping, Uber SL

Go

“I’ve got nothing to hide
I’ve got nothing at all
You with all of the answers
Leave me alone
(Leave me alone)

Talking, talking it hurts
I just want a dessert
What a bitter disaster
Leave me alone
(Leave me alone)”
~ Meg Myers – Go

use your senses

wearing:
hair: Navy+Copper – Genna
head: CATWA HEAD Denice
#Besom Lashes~ Sweetheart Lash
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: #PUMEC – Sophia

(Yummy) Bang Bang Choker (*new* @ Uber)
Mimikri – Jazzie Leather Shrug (*new* @ Uber)
LYBRA . NEDA (*new* @ Uber)

pose: RK Poses. Kylie
location: REKA Holdings

 

Posted in Catwa, Events, Exploration, Fashion, Gos, Maitreya, Second Life, shoes, shopping, Uber SL

Oh Hi!

Oh hi there, you caught me roaming through an abandoned house on Borneo Isle. I was especially fascinated with this old piano. I always wanted to learn to play, but it wasn’t in the cards. Not sure who brought in the fresh sunflowers, but they certainly brighten up this dusty old space. I’ve never been big on sunflowers, but my mother like them. Everytime, and I do mean EVERYTIME, she sees them she tells me how my grandmother had them growing along the back of their yard like a fence, when she was growing up. Anyway, this little house that I stumbled across has plenty of photographic spots inside, not to mention the plethora of choices on the rest of the land. Go check it out, the link is in the credits below. ♥

sunflower

wearing:
hair: Navy+Copper – Tia (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)
head: CATWA HEAD Denice
#Besom Lashes~ Sweetheart Lash
SU!– Osanna Eyes
#ADORED – prizmo shadows – permafrost edition (*new* @ Sultry)
#ADORED – jucci gloss lips – candy princess edition (*new* @ Sultry)
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: #PUMEC – Sophia
tattoo: .::Nanika::. Summer wind tattoo White Arm

(Yummy) Raining Diamonds
Dead Dollz – Lille Outfit (*new* @ Uber)
[Gos] Louise Trail Boots (*new* @ Uber)

pose: .Focus Poses. Urban 5
location: Borneo Isle

Posted in Catwa, Events, Fashion, Foxcity, Lybra, Maitreya, RunAway Hair, Second Life, Shiny Shabby, shopping

The Outlaw

She knew the moment she saw him walk into the bar that she wanted him. He looked wild and untamed. He was an outlaw, it was written in the rugged lines carved into his tanned skin. His tattoos was old and some of them were clearly done behind bars. This was not love at first sight. No, this was a raw savage lust. She’d never known such a need to feel someone else’s skin pressed to hers before. She knew his type and she knew he’d want something simple like whiskey or whatever beer was on tap. She place both in front of him and smiled, “First round is on the house.”
By the end of the night, he was ready to follow her home and she was ready to let him. That was weeks ago, now they had a routine. He would call her whenever he rolled into town to see if she was busy. If she wasn’t busy, he would drop in for the night. Their passion was raw and unbridled. Their affair only lasted the summer, but the urgency with which they made love would be forever etched into her memory.

waitiing for him
Whenever he called, she anxiously waited on the balcony until she saw him ride up on his bike.

wearing:
hair:  [RA] Stacy Hair
head: CATWA HEAD Denice
#Besom Lashes~ Sweetheart Lash
SU!– Osanna Eyes
#ADORED – prizmo shadows – permafrost edition (*new* @ Sultry)
#ADORED – jucci gloss lips – candy princess edition (*new* @ Sultry)
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: #PUMEC – Sophia

**RE** Kitty Pearls Set
(Yummy) Bohemia Ring Set
Ascendant  – Moon Dust Nails (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)
LYBRA . CRISTINA (*new* @ Frou Frou)

pose: FOXCITY. Me Time Bento Pose Set
[Schultz Bros.] Alleyway + Garage Skybox (February Builder’s Box)

Posted in Catwa, Events, Fashion, Maitreya, Second Life, Shiny Shabby, shopping

What are you complaining about?

I saw something rather bizarre on Facebook the other day. It was an entire thread about a few people who have been liking lots of photos on Flickr lately. The thread started with a question, but what followed was what fascinated and confused me. People claiming that they blocked the person for liking so many of their photos. Uhm, correct me if I’m wrong, but don’t we put our photos on Flickr to be seen and hopefully liked enough to make clicking that little star worth someone’s time? There were several other comments that made me chuckle and tilt my head to the side like a confused dog.

One person said that this person had too much time on their hands. Well, the same could be said about those complaining about so many Flickr favs, couldn’t it? I mean, isn’t that just a complete waste of time? Someone else said that the people faving so much were trying to gather favs themselves. That might be true, but it certainly doesn’t mean you must do so.

From there, someone mentioned people that copy/paste the same compliments over and over again. This is one statement that I can understand both sides of, because I am one of those people. Why? Despite the wordiness of my blog, I don’t always have eloquent words or time to explain all the amazing components that I find in a photo on Flickr. I have several words with cute emojis that I use, because different photos warrant a different type of compliment. However, I assure you that I do not copy/paste these compliments all willy nilly. I only paste them if I believe it, just like I don’t invite photos to my Bringing SLexy Back group if I don’t find the photo to be quite sexy.

I think the bigger question should be, “Why are you all complaining about something so many others are genuinely grateful for?” I personally am grateful that anyone takes the time to like or view anything of mine on any platform. Perhaps today, we could all just take a moment and give thanks for some of our blessings.

complaining

wearing:
hair:  #Foxy –  Ari Hair
head: CATWA HEAD Denice
#Besom Lashes~ Sweetheart Lash
SU!– Osanna Eyes
#ADORED – prizmo shadows – permafrost edition (*new* @ Sultry)
#ADORED – jucci gloss lips – candy princess edition (*new* @ Sultry)
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: #PUMEC – Sophia

[ILAYA] & [ kunst ] – Addison collar
SU!–  Dagger Earrings (*new* @ Eclipse)
(Yummy) Bohemia Ring Set
Ascendant  – Moon Dust Nails (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)