Posted in Chic Moda, Cosmopolitan, Events, Exploration, FaMESHed, Fashion, Second Life, shoes, shopping

Keep Your Head Up

I spend an inordinate amount of time in Second Life and there’s still not enough time to do everything I want to do, to see everything I want to see, to talk to everyone I want to talk to….so whenever I hear someone in Second Life say they’re bored…well, first I want to slap them. Secondly, I want to steal their time from them, because there is ALWAYS something to do! I’m sure I’ve written about it before, but I am never bored in either world. Aside from shopping, cuz let’s face it, sometimes we do go broke…there are live music shows, dance clubs, and there are new sims to explore all the time. Not to mention there are sims that have games for the avatars inworld. How can anyone be bored here?
If you find yourself getting bored, try hitting the destination guide. I used to play a game with my friends ages ago, too…you could give it a try. We’d pick a place and the first person we saw, we’d open their profile and teleport to the first place listed in their pics. Mind you, this can send you to someone’s private land, but it can still be worth a laugh. At each place you land, another person takes a turn finding a profile to perv and find a landmark. You’d be surprised how interesting this can be. So, keep your head up, there’s loads of things to do in Second Life and if you honestly can’t find anything to do…then log out. Go find something to do in Real Life…I bet you’ve got some household chores that could use your attention. I mean, really, when was the last time you cleaned the baseboards in your house? *grins*

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wearing:
hair
: Blues. Oakley  (*new* @ Hair Fair 2017)
headCATWA HEAD Kathy
skin: Glam Affair – Kibi – Catwa Mesh Head Applier – America (*new* @ Crystal Heart)
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
Cae :: Chelsea :: Necklace (*new* @ FaMESHed)
**RE** Zaria Bracelets
ChicModa // Julia Dress (*new* @ Cosmopolitan)
[Gos] Boutique – Kylie Slingbacks (*new* @ FaMESHed)

pose by Del May

location:  Elysion

Posted in Fashion, Second Life, Self Reflection, shopping

The Beholder is You

People often say that ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder,’ and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look, including inside ourselves. Salma Hayek

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I was scrolling through Flickr this morning and noticing all the different types of avatars. Yes, there are tons of clones, particularly certain mesh heads that are so distinguishable that you honestly cannot tell one avatar from another. I admit there are times that I look at other people’s avis and scrunch my nose, questioning their sanity, their eyesight, and sometimes its just a big WTF look on my face, but at the end of the day I can honestly appreciate all of the avatars out there…ok, most of them. No, I have no desire to parade MY avatar around with a huge ass, huge boobs, tiny waist and ankles. No, I have no desire to saunter to and fro with a stick figure avatar that makes the likes of Kate Moss look obese. Nor do I prefer my avatar to be too tall, too thick, too short, too skinny…wait…those are all opposing things. YES!
My avatar is the way I want it to look. Yours should be the way YOU want it to look. This is something I really came to terms with about a month and a half ago. I noticed that over the last year and a half my avatar literally gained weight. Not only did she gain weight, but she got taller! How did that happen? Well, I’ll tell you.
I let other people get in my head and convince me that their idea of beauty should be mine, too. I know that part of that stems from admiring the people who made these suggestions. The other part came from a lack of self esteem. So, a little weight here, a little nudge to my height there, plump up the tits a bit here, fatten that ass a bit there…and before I knew it…Sady wasn’t Sady at all. She was the compilation of suggestions and unsolicited advice.
With the help of another friend who knew me when my avatar was smaller and appreciated the look, I was able to tweak myself a lot closer to my roots. I’m really happy with the way my avatar looks now…although I have been considering a new head…*hangs her current one in shame.* In the meantime, I believe in myself and my avatar. I am the beholder of my beauty and I’m not changing for anyone other than myself ever again. So, the next time someone tells you they’re tired of seeing your face on every avatar across the grid? Tell them to sign off and go read a book, no one is forcing them to look at you. If someone tries to tell you that your toon is too fat, too skinny, too short, or too tall? Suggest that they go start a shape store, but to kindly leave your avatar alone. Unless you’re asking for advice with your avatar’s appearance I say tell them to all shut up…no one has the right to tell any of us what is beautiful and what isn’t, because we all know that one goofy looking dog that is soooo ugly its adorable. Now how do you think that happened?
Its your avatar, express yourself the way you want and BEHOLD YOUR OWN BEAUTY!
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wearing:
hair:Blues. Storm
CATWA HEAD Dyana
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
{Reverie} ‘Micha’ Outfit (*new* @ Kustom9)
Fucking Lovely Leg Corset Piercing
Astralia – Sara ankle boots (*new* @ Kustom9)

poses by Kirin Riri Pose Pack (*new* @ Kustom9)

location: Whole Wheat (Thanks, Kobie!)

Posted in Fashion, Home Decor, Second Life

Sweet Dreams

“How do people go to sleep? I’m afraid I’ve lost the knack.”
Dorothy Parker

Far too many of us in Second Life are familiar with sleepless nights. Whether its insomnia, anxiety, love, drama, or simply the fact that you have the next day off and are excited about sleeping late and BOOM your body decides today it shall rise early and wide awake far too early for even your normal alarm to go off. That’s what happened to my dear friend, Grace. She didn’t need to get up early. She certainly wasn’t planning on it. In fact, she was quite giddy about being able to sleep in the next day. Less than three hours later, I see her poking, liking, and commenting on Facebook. I knew immediately sleep had escaped her.

sweet dreamsNaturally, I logged back in to see if she was around and wouldn’t you know? For about the 50th time, we were wearing the same outfit. Different colors, but the same outfit. Immediately a pillow fight came to mind. Both of us should have been in bed dreaming, but here we were laughing about sharing a non sleeping brain. Soooo, why not hop on the bed and have a pillow fight. Perhaps someone will enjoy the images and have some sweet dreams because of it. If not, well, we had a good laugh and what a fantastic way to show off this super sexy outfits. I mean, c’mon…look at her ASS! *fans herself*

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Seriously, these shorts will make even the flattest of asses look good, not that she and I would know, but LOOK IT! *smacks dat ass* The way I see it, if sleep eludes you, go have some fun, get up and do something. Laying there whimpering and begging for sleep that isn’t going to happen? BORING! LOL…I wouldn’t wish a sleepless night on most people, so here’s hoping you all enjoy the sweetest of dreams the next time you go. ❤

Grace is wearing:
Blues – Aislinn Hair (*new* @ Dreamful)
CATWA HEAD Alice
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
**RE** Zaria Bracelets
_CandyDoll_ Dana Shirt (*new* @ FaMESHed)
_CandyDoll_ Dana Shorts (*new* @ FaMESHed)

Sady is wearing:
=DeLa*= Mesh Hair “Elora”
CATWA HEAD Dyana
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
_CandyDoll_Dana Shirt (*new* @ FaMESHed)
_CandyDoll_ Dana Shorts (*new* @ FaMESHed)

pose: .click. Pillow Fight! 3
bed: BAZAR Stockholm-Bed

Posted in Fashion

Pretty Things Just Taste Better

“Pretty things just taste better,” she purred as she pulled only the prettiest grapes off the bunch, popping one in her glittering red mouth before putting the rest on her plate. She was quite accustomed to pretty things…pretty men, pretty cars, pretty jewelry, pretty clothes, a pretty reflection, and most importantly pretty delusions. She no longer saw her true self in the mirror, she saw the younger version of herself. There in the mirror she saw only the inner beauty she radiated, untouched by the hands of time and unclear without her glasses. She was quite grateful for weak eyes for this very reason.

I suppose that while beauty is in the eye of the beholder, society has set a few norms for most of us. Gourmet foods often look quite aesthetic, but do they always taste better? It really comes down to personal preference, doesn’t it? One of the many reasons I love Second Life is that it allows me the freedom to set my own standard for what’s pretty and surround myself with lots of pretty pixel treats, including friends. So, as I rejoin the blogging world for the first time in over four years, I’ve gathered some of my closest friends and asked them to wear some of their favorite pretty things.

Pretty Girls

Left to Right: Kess Crystal, Grace Sixpence, Sadystika Sabretooth, and Tracy Redangel

Kess is wearing:
Dead Dollz Felina Panties – Blush
Dead Dollz Felina Reloaded – Blush
fri. – Kendall.Platforms (Cream)
TRUTH HAIR Ximena

Grace is wearing:
Hair – Blues – Naiesli
Shoes – Candydoll – Linda
Top – Emery – Hall Top
Shorts – Addams – Mariela Tiered Shorts
Tattoo-[White~Widow] Legend – Black – RARE

Sady is wearing:
hair-Magika – Honey Whiskey
top-[hh] Zeo Frill Top
skirt-neve skirt – buttons denim
bracelets-**RE** MoonFlight Bracelets FatPack
shoes-#EMPIRE – Marigold
thigh bands-#EMPIRE – Heart Harness

Tracy is wearing:
Hair Catwa– Grace
outfit: UC Tbatha corset- pink
shoes: Glamistry– Ramonda heels