Posted in Events, Fashion, Home Decor, Rebel Hope, Second Life, Self Reflection, shopping

You Don’t Know Me

“You don’t know me when I don’t know you
you don’t know me when I don’t know you”
Pleasantville Wentworth (You Don’t Know Me)

I have to admit when I first heard this song it was while watching Wentworth on Netflix and while I highly recommend the show, I have to admit that this song is just as mesmerizing. I had to find it. This proved easier said than done, because the apparently it is simply the theme song. At least that’s the only version I could find. It reminds me of how guarded I can be. How people only know what I want them to know about me and while I’m pretty much an open book, I have my secrets. Despite how well some know me, they will never really know me, just as I can never really know another.
I was going to write about being stoned and how great being high can feel, but the truth is that getting high for me is more than a recreation…its an escape. It allows me to escape pain and all the crap that clouds my truest self. When I smoke marijuana (or partake in edibles) I am lifted above the facades and masks that I put on to pretend I’m normal. Deep down I’m anything but normal and I have some pretty strange views of the world around me. There’s another line in the song that I really connect with that reminds me of time that I spent behind bars. That’s right, I’ve been to jail and almost went to prison. Perhaps I’ll tell my readers that story some day.

“one two three four never tell them what you saw
five six seven eight stay in line don’t be late
nine ten eleven twive now i know a place called hell”

stoned af

wearing:
hair
: *Besom~Sandy (*new* @ Uber)
headCATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
!Rebel Hope – Cheri Mesh Top
!Rebel Hope – Roxy Mesh Leggings

pose: FOXCITY. Bento Sits VOL1
scene: DRD CS – The Joint Coffee Shop

Posted in Events, Fashion, Home Decor, Landscaping, Lybra, N21, Second Life, shoes, shopping

On or Off the Grid?

When I put this scene out for the Make Believe post, I was fantasizing about how nice it might actually be to live off the grid, away from the world, technology, and people. I thought about where would be the ideal place in the world to live such a way as not to get too cold, too hot, too wet, too dry….and then I remembered I’m geographically challenged.
While writing this, I’m dealing with some sort of stomach bug. While rushing to the bathroom and unsure which end something is going to spew from, I’m finding great comfort in knowing the bathroom is less than six feet from my bed. Feeling like four day old road kill, I find that the comfort of my memory foam mattress and pillows combined with 800 thread count sheets and pillowy soft duvet are modern conveniences I’m not ready to give up just yet. I think I’ll leave living off the grid to The Land of Make Believe.

best friend

wearing: 
hair
: [monso]  My Hair – Lena
headCATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara

LYBRA . Dina Top (*new* @ N21)
LYBRA . Dina Pants (*new* @ N21)
REIGN.- JUNE SNEAKERS (*new* @ N21)

pose: FOXCITY.  Bento Ground Sits VOL2 set
scene:
DRD – PA – Makeshift Refuge
JIAN Countryside Collies :: Adult Wanderer RARE
[we’re CLOSED] grass field dry

Posted in Home Decor, Landscaping, Second Life, Self Reflection, shopping

The Land of Make Believe

When I was a kid I loved playing make believe. I never had an invisible friend, because my friends were stuffed animals. They all had their own names and personalities. *gives you a look* Stop laughing! I’m totally serious! Skunky was my bestest friend in the world and I think I only put him to rest about five years ago, though he’d spent the better part of his life in a plastic bag in storage. Bless him, he held on as long as he could, but bandaids and lipstick (shut up) only took him so far. Missing most of his stuffing and the ability to cuddle at night, he took his place in storage with memories until I binge watched Hoarders. Anyway, my family used to go camping quite a lot when I was a child and I used to imagine living like that all the time, not just on weekend trips with the family.

off the grid2

My parents, believe it or not, were pretty lenient about how I decorated my room. As a teen my walls were covered with posters and nothing was ever said. When I was little though, my father would help me build forts in my room that resembled tents and I would keep it up for weeks at a time. Naturally when I discovered Second Life, I found my make believe heaven. I can live in an apocalyptic world or off the grid for as long as I want. Death Row Designs makes it even better by making beautiful creations with which I can bring my imagination to life. How freaking cool is that?

off the grid

DRD PA Coveted Outhouse
DRD – post apocalyptic sewer home
DRD – PA – Makeshift Refuge
Skye Land Forms
[we’re CLOSED] tree 01A autumn
[we’re CLOSED] grass field dry

Posted in E.A.Studio, Events, Fashion, Home Decor, Pale Girl Productions, Phedora, Second Life, Self Reflection, shoes, shopping

End of the Day

You know how at the end of the day, we shed our clothes, we wash our faces, and brush our teeth? Some of us shower or bathe before bed, too? Then the minute we lay down the events of the day start swirling about in our heads. No, not you, Troy, I know you are one of the few that can just decide to go to sleep and be out like a light the minute your head hits the pillow. Just shut the hell up, not talking to you or any of the people like you! #hatechuall I’m talking to the people like me…the ones that don’t go straight to sleep. Those of you that actually have to wait for sleep to arrive. Mind you, I’m not really hating on those that have Troy’s ability to just sleep. I’m actually quite jealous. However, since I’ve never in my life known what that’s like so for me, its a waiting game. Don’t really want to talk so much about that right now though. *swats Troy* Stop distracting me, will ya?
Ok, so end of the day…you shed your clothes and dirt, right? Yeah, that’s where I was…and then you lay down…yeah…and the day comes back swirling around in your head…now where was I going with that? I think I was going to talk about how we should wash away all the negative thoughts about the day by focusing on the positive things that happened. By remembering how loved we are by those that we have no doubt love us. To remember the ones we love and to really focus on the best parts of the day. Yeah, that’s where I was going with that. I know a lot of people do meditations in the morning or read a positive quote for the day, to try and get the day started on a good note, but why not do the same at night to insure a restful more peaceful sleep. Its something I’ve been trying lately and it seems to be making a difference. So, for those of you like me that have trouble falling asleep at night…give it a try…it can’t hurt, right?

end of the day

wearing:
.:E.A.Studio:. BOX Bashim Bracialets (*new* @ Tres Chic)
!APHORISM! Maya Tank & Panties
Phedora ~ Sugar Flip Flops (June Cutie Loot)

pose by BellePoses – Hello Sailor set (*new* @Vintage Fair)

scene:
18.erratic / lsm – clothing clutter – woman
DRD – Rustic Bathroom – Towel Rack
NOMAD // Improvised // Laundry Basket and Soap
DRD – Rustic Bathroom – Bathtub
+Half-Deer+ Spilled Liquid – Large Puddle – Water Set

Posted in Events, Fashion, Home Decor, Mina Hair, Pale Girl Productions, Second Life, shoes, shopping, The Annex

Oh Goodness! Vintage Fair!

Oh Goodness! The Vintage Fair is here and it will take you on a journey back in time! Whether you want to change up your look for some photos or an event, or you just love all things retro, THIS is the event for you! Yes, this entire post is about the event. I would love to list all the fantastic designers that will be there, but its just too much for my lil ole brain and my chubby lil fingers to type up. HOWEVER, I am going to give you a little tip about the hyperlinks below. You know how we bloggers like to link the slurl to the store name and event? Well, not only have I done that, but if you want this hair, you can click on the event link by the Mina Betty hair listed below and it will take you directly to Mina’s booth! All of the Vintage Fair links in this post will take you directly to the vendor of the item by which its listed! How cool is that?!?! Awww, you’re welcome! *grins* Also, as you will soon see, almost everything in the picture is from the Vintage Fair…well, all but three pieces of the decor and my basic avatar, of course. They have makeup but it wouldn’t do much good to try and showcase that from this distance. So have a looksy and then explore the two amazing sims full of keen items from the incredible designers that have participated.

feeling vintage

hairMINA – Betty (*new* @ Vintage Fair)
headCATWA HEAD Kathy
eyesCATWA Mesh Eyes Pack
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara

The Annex – Jayne Dress – Crimson (*new* @ Vintage Fair)
*GF* Donna Square Toe Shoes (*new* @ Vintage Fair)

pose: an lar [poses] The Betty Series – Two (m) (*new* @ Vintage Fair)
scene:
set up in Cwtch. 70’s Inspired Room for Photographers (*new* @ Vintage Fair)
DRD gg rug 60s
Bellarose Vintage Chair Set (chair & table w/lamp & decor) (*new* @ Vintage Fair)
[Cubic Cherry] {Baroque} mirror Black (*new* @ Vintage Fair)
floorplan. vintage propaganda poster
darkendStare. Cat Wall Clocks [Black/WhitePainted] (*new* @ Vintage Fair)
7 MI Book Stalk [1 LI]

Vintage Fair Poster with Sponsors

Posted in Animals, Cosmopolitan, Events, Fashion, Home Decor, Rebel Hope, Second Life, Shiny Shabby, shopping

Steampunk

“Steampunk is…a joyous fantasy of the past, allowing us to revel in a nostalgia for what never was. It is a literary playground for adventure, spectacle, drama, escapism and exploration. But most of all it is fun!”
George Mann

I love this description of Steampunk, because it suits us all so well in Second Life, too, doesn’t it? This is a virtual playground full of adventures, exploration, plenty of spectacles, and God knows we’ve got more than our fair share of drama. I think for most of us its a form of escapism, as well as a creative outlet. I don’t have a lot of experience with Steampunk, so I won’t even pretend to know anything about it other than it looks super cool! Its fun to dress up and decorate with various steampunk and industrial styles in SL. I’ve gathered quite a collection over the years and have rarely displayed any of it outside of my home (which I am constantly changing), but when I saw this corset from Elegance Boutique, a steampunk scene immediately began unfolding in my head and this is the result.

steampunk_011

I’ve listed everything in the photos and its quite a list. Just know that it was the corset that sent my mind whirling into the Eye of the Storm that is now my little world of Steampunk. As there are soooo many color options available, just imagine what it will inspire you to do. *winks*

wearing:
hair: Vanity Hair::Aquarius
head: CATWA HEAD Catya
skin: [theSkinnery] Opal (Catwa Applier) honey
eyeshadow & lipstickNew Faces – Emilia (Catwa app) [Make-up]
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
hands: -VA-F-VISTA BENTO PROHANDS FEM

.BP. Steam Patch Airship Captain ultra rare
Absolut Vendetta– Hydra Rings
Bauhaus Movement – Madonna Necklace
Yasum*MESH*Elfen Bracers
[CX] Zip Up Bracelets

Elegance Boutique -Corset   “Mona” – Brown (*new* @ Cosmopolitan)
-SU!- Nylon Stockings /Ripped/ BLACK
!Rebel Hope – Gossip Mesh Platform Boots_Maitreya

scene:
created in Scarlet Creative Myrtle Mews
:CP: Los Robles London Rug
Apt B // The Industrial Side – Old cabinet
*LODE* Deco – Morning Glory Gramophone [oxidized]
!gO! SteamTeddy +Cheedo+
DRD – Industrial Seat
[ zerkalo ] Steampunk Posters – 6 (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)
RO – Spook Show – Val Vain Mannequin
DRD – Industrial hanging lights
..::TH::.. Recycled “Willy” Table+
!gO! SteamTeddy +Nux+
Apple Fall Books & Map
BAZAR Traveler-Book&Clock
Soy. BKLYNITES LOFT – Factory Chair
!gO! SteamTeddy +Mad+
Exposeur – Wonderland Pocketwatch – Copper (store closed)
.03 [ kunst ] – Raiload shelving
!gO! SteamTeddy +Ace+
..::TH::.. Neptune Sideboard
JIAN Countryside Collies :: Family Rug
Ex Machina Vulcano fireplace 1.2
RO – The Doll Maker – Iva Plague Doll
NOMAD // Amore Loveletters
{vespertine– letters deco.}
.08 [ kunst ] – Pick axe (floor)
!gO! SteamTeddy +Giddy+
Bauhaus Movement – Cypriss’s Apocalypse Gun
!gO! SteamTeddy +Slit+
RO – Spook Show – Freida Freak Mannequin
..::TH::.. Neptune Cabinet
DRD – Industrial wineholder
..::TH::.. Industrial Table (with giver)
DIGS – Hand-Rolled Smoking Decor
..::TH::.. Metches Box “Kraken Book”

poses by Bauhaus Movement

Posted in Animals, Fashion, Home Decor, Second Life

Imagine

“Imagine all the people
Living life in peace… ” ~John Lennon Imagine

I can’t imagine anyone not love this song, but in today’s world that is being ravaged by violence and hate. I cannot help but hold onto the belief that there are enough dreamers like me that want a peace and unified world. I have to believe that we the peace lovers of this world outnumber those with hearts filled with hatred and ignorance.
A lot of the creators and shopping events across the grid right now are sharing some pretty common themes, like Boho, Summer, Southwest, etc.  It brings so much peace into my Second Life to surround myself with the trendy Bohemian themes and collections. I am a child of the 70s and I grew up drawing pictures that reflected the posters I saw being held by protesters all over the world. Make Peace, Not War. I was looking at some of the pictures I drew as a child that my mother has held onto over the years and it broke my heart that we’re here again. Living in a war riddled with war and civil unrest.
Imagine
The brilliant colors are easily mixed together to brighten any Second Life home and as much as I absolutely love black and the darker side of life, I need the bright colors to balance it all out. It fuels my spirit with hope and tends to brighten my days, even when I occasionally want to wallow in self pity or feat. So, I say thank you to all the designers that are bringing such colorful treasures into my life. I, for one, need them more than ever. I hope that you’re finding what you need in Second Life to brighten your world. The world is plenty dark enough these days.

wearing:
.Lelutka.HF4 hair (*new* @ Hair Fair 2016)
CATWA HEAD Dyana
.02 [ kunst ] – Chin flower RARE (*new* @ Kustom9)
**RE** Surya Necklace – Common – Gold (*new* @ The Epiphany)
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
Kibitz – Rosie rings – gold
CELTIC MYST JEWELRY-Twilight Ring Items HERS
{Indyra} Freya: Maitreya: Teal (*new* @ Cosmopolitan)
Zaara :: Raksha arm-chains *gold*
Zaara :: Raksha anklets *gold*

scene:
DeathRowDesigns-DRD Boho armoir (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)
unKindness-uK – Boho Puff Bench v2 (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)
unKindness-uK – Shabby Puff Pillow  Upright (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)
Industry7-_i7_feather on the wall_3, 2, & 1 (*new* @ The Liaison Collaborative)
unKindness-uK – Shabby Puff Pillow  Stack (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)
unKindness-uK – Boho Puff Pillow  Upright (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)
MishMish – Teacup Pomeranian – Sleep (gold)
unKindness-uK – In Tuned Bench Blanket Celestial (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)
DeathRowDesigns-DRD Boho baskets (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)

pose is in the Boho Puff Bench by unKindness