Posted in Events, Fashion, Glam Affair, Maitreya, Second Life

IT Girl

So, this picture is super personal and it marks a huge triumph in my life. I’ve spent over half my life absolutely terrified of clowns. No, I don’t have coulrophobia. I was raped by a man in a clown suit. Ever since that night, clowns have been a huge trigger. Clowns just aren’t something you see every day. So, on the rare occasion that one would pop up, it would send me spiraling into a mental tailspin. The funny thing is that it was Hollywood that helped me face this fear and get to the point where I could do this photo.
First there was Zombieland. The main character kills a zombie clown and for some reason, I was able to pull that character into my nightmares about clowns. Over time, he has appeared in a number of ways, helping me destroy clowns in my dreams. I’m also a huge fan of the American Horror Story franchise and upon learning they would do the season, Freakshow, I knew I was going to need to get over being afraid of clowns in order to watch that season. Thus began my own immersion therapy. I forced myself to look at clowns every day for months. The nightmares were horrible, but I was sick of this monster having so much power over me.
By the time, Freakshow aired, I was ready. I did have a few nightmares, but for the most part I did really well. Then came the remake of IT. *sighs* I knew my husband wanted to see it at the theater and I had only seen the original once (against my will, I might add) many many years ago. Pennywise has always been the most scary of all the clowns to me. However, when I found out who was playing Pennywise, I started to relax. I had been a huge fan of his role in Hemlock Grove. To prepare for this movie, I wached lots of videos of him preparing for the role and behind the scenes footage. When the day came to see the movie at the theater, I was ready. I did have nightmares, but not rapey ones.
Now, I sit here today, fully able to dress myself up as a female clown. Not only was I able to dress up like this, but I was able to spend a lot of time working on the photo. Now I’m looking at it and it is quite possibly my new favorite. I have reclaimed my power.

IT Girl

hair: tram G0718 hair
head: LeLutka Bento Head-KORINA
skin: [Glam Affair] Morgana Applier [ Lelutka ] 002 – 03
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

ANTINATURAL[+] Carnival Freaks / Clown Outfit / M / BEIGE @ Lootbox
Ascendant – Ouija Nails @ Anthem

Apt B // Carnival Chair

Posted in Catwa, Events, FaMESHed, Fashion, Foxcity, Glam Affair, Lamb, Maitreya, Second Life

Just for one day

I can remember
And the guns shot above our heads
And we kissed as though nothing could fall
And the shame was on the other side

Oh we can beat them, for ever and ever
Then we could be Heroes, just for one day
~ David Bowie – Heroes

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hair: Lamb. Lark @ FaMESHed
head: CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
skin: [Glam Affair] Maria Applier
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
arms: [The Forge] – Ocullas Arms Rare

[CX] Bento Piercing Labret Ring
[CX] Bento Piercing Snakebites

SECRETS– Danita Nipple Chain
[The Forge] Raven, Oil, Rare @ Lootbox
-[The Forge] Raven Bra, Oil
-[The Forge] Raven Corset, Oil
-[The Forge] Raven Panties, Oil

pose: FOXCITY. Surface Set

Posted in Catwa, Events, Fashion, Glam Affair, Prism Events, Salem, Second Life, {le fil casse}

When they…

“When they judge you, yawn.
When they misunderstand you, smile.
When they underestimate you, laugh.
When they condemn you, ignore.
When they envy you, rejoice.
When they oppose you, prevail.”
― Matshona Dhliwayo

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hair: Wasabi // Ophelia Mesh Hair @ Salem
head: CATWA HEAD Catya v4.0
body: [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) (1.1)
skin: [Glam Affair] Maria Applier [ Catwa ] 004

lipstick by Suicidal Unborn
[CX] Bento Piercing Labret Ring
[CX] Bento Piercing Snakebites

{le fil casse} Satori Collection @ Lootbox
-{le fil casse} Satori Choker Legacy Black/White
-{le fil casse} Satori Sleeves Legacy Black
-{le fil casse} Satori Ruffle Jumper Legacy RARE
-{le fil casse} Satori Boot Legacy RARE

Diversion – Lowkey Poses (head position altered with AnyPose)

7 – Sinners

Posted in Catwa, Death Row Designs, GingerFish, Gingerfish Poses, Lybra, Maitreya, shopping, The Liaison Collaborative, Uber SL

Outahere

I’ve always envied the people that just pack and move somewhere new with hardly any money in their pockets. I can’t wrap my mind around how they do it. All I can think about is how I’ll need money for deposits and food and rent and gas and…and…and…the list is endless. I’ve known people of all ages that have moved around all over the world with hardly any money to their names. I’ve never thought to ask any of them, how they managed it. Maybe they had more money and resources than they let on. I do know that if I had my life to live over, I would definitely have traveled more. I absolutely love the idea of packing up and just driving until I land somewhere, but that’s simply not an option for me….especially now. *sighs*

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wearing:
hair: Tableau Vivant // Cinder hair (*new* @ Uber)
head: CATWA HEAD Denice
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: #PUMEC – .:Ulyana:.

Kibitz – Harriet’s metal plate collar – kitty LootBox (*new* @ LootBox)
LYBRA . IGGY (*new* @ Uber)

pose: GingerFish Poses – Traveler’s Soul (*new* @ TLC)
DRD – The Pack Rat – Blue

Posted in Catwa, Events, FaMESHed, Fashion, Jian, Maitreya, Mina Hair, Second Life, shoes, shopping

Raised by Tigers

When I initially created this post I was imagining some mighty warrior of legends to come, that had not only survived some type of apocalypse, but had lived amongst wild, rare tigers until they became united. I thought a girl that was perhaps raised by tigers, rather than the traditional story of being raised by wolves. Alas, I wrote none of it down, so I leave you to your own devices and imagination. What kind of story does this picture tell you? I’d love to know.

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wearing:
hair:  MINA – Elowen (*new* @ FaMESHed)
head: CATWA HEAD Denice
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: #PUMEC – Sophia
Izzie’s – Claw Wounds

.random.Matter. – Cermet Collar – Do Not Feed
[The Forge] Elryn Slayer VIP (*new* @ LootBox)
[The Forge] Elryn Dress (*new* @ LootBox)
[The Forge] Elryn Belt (*new* @ LootBox)
[The Forge] Elryn Boots (*new* @ LootBox)

pose by Bauhaus Movement

JIAN Tigers

Posted in Apple Fall, crate, Death Row Designs, Events, Fancy Decor, Home Decor, Kustom9, N21, Reign, Second Life, Shiny Shabby, shopping

Boho Decor, Gimme More

I love love love Boho style decor. Some find it to be too messy, but I absolutely love the eclectic style so much. For one thing, you can add just about anything to the room. There are usually lots of colors and fun little hidden gems that can really tell visitors a lot about the resident(s) of the home. Luckily for me, there are lots of great decor styles available in Second Life. The various styles available for our virtual homes is incredible and there’s been no better time in the history of Second Life to add those little details like figurines and plants, that give our virtual spaces a true sense of home.

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West Village by Apple Fall Spring Fauna (*new* @ N21)
West Village Live Basil w/ Terracotta Pot
West Village Spring Tulips – French

Ariskea [Emi] Hedgehog Planter [Yellow]

Bazar Toronto-Bedroom motivation poster

7 – crate Expression Floor Lamp (*new* @ LootBox)
10 – crate Expression Side Table (*new* @ LootBox)
2 – crate Expression Sofa & Ottoman – Lootbox Item (*new* @ LootBox)
1 – crate Expression Pendant Lamp – Lootbox (*new* @ LootBox)
crate Dylan Daze Love In Poster
4 – crate Expression Box Shelf (*new* @ LootBox)
crate Dylan Daze Bong n Buds
crate Dylan Daze 4th Time Around Table
3 – Expression Sideboard – Lootbox Item (*new* @ LootBox)
9 – crate Expression Rug (*new* @ LootBox)
8 – crate Expression Chair (*new* @ LootBox)

DRD – Boho Backyard – Plant
DRD – Boho Backyard – Stack o Pots
DRD – Boho Loft – Tea Tray
DRD – Boho Backyard – Sunflowers

dust bunny . areca palm plant
dust bunny . potted cheese plant
dust bunny . potted dragon tree
dust bunny . pink medinilla plant
dust bunny . fiddle leaf tree
dust bunny . potted sago palm
dust bunny . spotted begonia
dust bunny . giant palm plant

Fancy Decor: Russell Poster B
Fancy Decor: Russell Poster A

Foxwood – Hanging Plants – Large (*new* @ K9)

+Half-Deer+ Goat Bro – FIgurine (Yuki)

Nutmeg. Rattan Tote Carry, Light Blue
Nutmeg. Winter Brunch Packages
Nutmeg. Disarray Clutter (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)
13. Nutmeg. Sketches of you set
Nutmeg. Sneakers Worn White
Nutmeg. Lavender secret package Group Gift
Nutmeg. Vintage Metronome
8. Nutmeg. Vintage Rotary Dial Orange
Nutmeg. Disarray Bag w/ Papers Pink (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)
Nutmeg. Not too shabby flats, Nude

REIGN.- BOOKS AND HEELS- # 22

tarte. woodland room divider (brown)

Peaches ‘N Cream – ‘Emotional Baggage’ Handbag Clutter

.peaches. Wanderlust – Vase no Books
.peaches. Emunah Bed – Magazine Clutter
.peaches. Tap That App – Books
.peaches. Wanderlust – Books
.peaches. Wanderlust – Brown Bun

Posted in Events, Fancy Decor, Home Decor, Kustom9, N21, Second Life

Dear Decor Bloggers

If you have been living under a rock and have not heard about this amazingly nifty little gadget called Grab My Credits….then I have huge news for you!! This thing is amazing and it will save you so much time! It altered my process a bit, but even using it for the very first time…it saved me so much time! I’m just going to tell you, that if you find the cataloging of a decor scene as tedious as I do, you NEED this tool. It provides you with the names of the items, the versions, the Land Impact, the name of the creator, AND the landmark. Okay, so its not guaranteed it will know ALL the landmarks of ALL the decor designers, but get this….in the notecard that comes with it are instructions that will allow you to add information about any designer you want. So, if you blog for a fairly new brand that might not have made it on the radar of the creators just yet…well, follow the instructions carefully and you can add it so that it will recognize them going forward! YAS!!! Ok, so I’m not going to tell you anymore…just go get one for yourself! Oh, one more little thing…this device? It is adorable! It looks like a little camera!!!

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DaD “Paper Flowers white”
DaD “Sophia Pouf” single sit

Dahlia – Jardin – Ladder – White
Dahlia – Sika Affection – Jar of Roses – White 23 (*new* @ LootBox)
Dahlia – Sika Affection – Bottles & Pearls – Gold 24 (*new* @ LootBox)
Dahlia – Sika Affection – Frames & Pearls – Gold – Loot (*new* @ LootBox)
Dahlia – Sika Affection – Antler Wall Mount 19 (*new* @ LootBox)
Dahlia – Sika Affection – Books – VIP (*new* @ LootBox)

dust bunny . potted bromeliad
dust bunny . quirky planters . snail

03 Fancy Decor: Opulent Egg II (pearl)
Fancy Decor: Kelsey Wire Art (*new* @ Soiree)
Fancy Decor: Kelsey Cabinet Console (*new* @ Soiree)
Fancy Decor: Kelsey Candle (*new* @ Soiree)
Fancy Decor: Kelsey Candle (short) (*new* @ Soiree)
Fancy Decor: Kelsey Lamp (*new* @ Soiree)
08 Fancy Decor: Opulent Egg (white)

Foxwood – Lilly – Puppy Basket – white (*new* @ N21)

Granola. Willow Teapot Planter. White.
Granola. Topaz Snail Decor. Gold. (*new* @ N21)

..::THOR::.. Bunny Plushie

.peaches. Wanderlust – White Bun
.peaches. Emunah Bed – Small Plant (Shadow)
*HEXtraordinary* White Dogwood Vase
[Since1975] Blooming Rug
Mithral * Monstera Adansonii (White Pot)
Mithral * Arrowhead Plant (White Pot) (*new* @ K9)

Posted in Bueno, crate, Dahlia, Events, Home Decor, Kustom9, Second Life, SHADES, shopping, unKindness

Create Fantasy

“A room should never allow the eye to settle in one place. It should smile at you and create fantasy,” – Juan Montoya

This is exactly how I feel about decorating. I absolutely love decorating, especially in Second Life. I will say that listing everything in a decor blog can be a bit tedious, but the end result is always so satisfying and I find the process to be almost like meditation.
In the middle of writing this, I was delivered some rather alarming news in Second Life and found out that I have to speak with my real life ex in a couple of hours. So, my train of thought is lost, but by all means, check out the scene and all the amazing creations listed below. Happy Shopping!♥

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BUENO-State of Love&Trust (*new* @ Epiphany)
-BUENO-Underground Loft Skybox- RARE
-BUENO-Suitcase Speakers-Black
-BUENO- Pot&Vase Set-Silver
-BUENO- Stack of Books-Strange Idea
-BUENO- Hanging Lamp-White
-BUENO- Love Bag-Black
-BUENO- Charge Stand-Black

BUENO- Rug -Block

SHADES – Lawrence Corner Chair
SHADES – Lawrence L Table
SHADES – Lawrence Sofa
SHADES – Lawrence Corner

crate Lofty Livin set (*new* @ Epiphany)
-7 – crate Lofty Livin ~ Plant
-13 – crate Lofty Livin Coffee Table
-2 -crate Lofty Livin Art Frame

-6 – crate Garden Garage ~ Spotlight

uk – Living Gold Gacha (*new* @ Epiphany)
-uK – Living Gold Black Lamp
-uK – Living Gold Black Mirror
-uK – Living Gold Black Screen

Dahlia – Lazy Days (*new* @ Epiphany)
-Dahlia – Lazy Days – Hydrangea – Pale Green / Gold Vase 22
-Dahlia – Lazy Days – Vintage Clock – Gold 05. C/M

Mithral * Monstera Adansonii (White Pot) (*new* @ Kustom9)

The Loft – Morgan Accent Pillow

Ariskea[GoldFish] Nightstand Plant

Posted in Catwa, Cynful, Events, Fashion, Foxcity, N21, Quasi, Second Life, shopping, Uber SL

Selfies

I’m often quite grateful that smartphones were not a thing when I was a teenager or in my 20s. As stupid as I was in my 20s, LAWD, I can’t even think about too much without blushing. Selfies became such a big deal, they had to introduce the word into the dictionary. The best selfies will always be the ones where we’re drunk, feeling good, and thinking we’re cute when we’re actually a hot damn mess. I personally take very few selfies. I prefer to take pictures of things I find interesting or beautiful.

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wearing:
hair: #2{Limerence} Astarta hair (*new* @ LootBox)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
Izzie’s – Insomnia (Catwa Applier)
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
skin: [theSkinnery]  Iris (Catwa Applier) toffee
Bauhaus Movement – Delicate Headband&Earrings (*new* @ The Clique)
Bauhaus Movement – Delicate Necklace (*new* @ The Clique)
(Yummy) Minimalist Rings – Maitreya (*new* @N21)
[Cynful] City Life Set – Top + Skirt (*new* @ Uber)
tarte. flask (mustache) RARE

pose: FUSSY x FOXCITY. Selfie Set comes with phone

ninety – antisocial [ backdrop ] + resize
Quasi – 8. Carless Painting (*new* @ Imaginarium)

 

Posted in Avenge, Catwa, Events, Exploration, Fashion, Gingerfish Poses, Jian, Maitreya, Mina Hair, Pale Girl Productions, Second Life, shopping, Skin Fair, {le fil casse}

Annie May? Ani Me? Ana Who?

We say, “Oh what a small world” when we run into a friend of a friend, but I think its a great  big world and a there’s a whole lot that I don’t know anything about…like anime. I think its cute. I can appreciate the artistic nature…a genre? I get the appeal, but it has never really kept my attention. That does not mean I can resist the appeal to play dress up! Just so happens, LootBox has quite a few items that are Asian themed this round. So, if you love the stuff, this round was made for you. If you’re like me and just like to play dress up, well….get your butt over there. Have fun!
I just decided to have a little fun of my own in a nifty little Asian market I discovered right outside of chill little club lost in a time warp. Of course, the slurl will be down in the credits.

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wearing:
hair:  MINA – Jennifer (*new* @ The Clique)
hair base: Just Magnetized – Special Hairbase set 05 for CATWA (*new* @ SKIN FAIR)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
skin: [Avenge] Heather skin applier for Catwa – Ivory (*new* @ SKIN FAIR)
~Shiny Stuffs~ Hella Good Lashes CATWA Appliers  (*new* @ SKIN FAIR)
SU!– Oksana Eyeshadow +CATWA APPLIER+

Dahlia – Claire – Headpiece (*new* @ The Clique)
Dahlia – Claire – Earrings  (*new* @ The Clique)

{le fil casse} Haruna Kimono Top Open Maitreya RARE (*new* @ LootBox)
{le fil casse} Haruna Tie Skirt Maitreya RARE (*new* @ LootBox)

JIAN Nimble Nekomata 16. White Outfit Floater (*new* @ LootBox)

pose: GingerFish Poses – You Can’t Sit With Us set (*new* @ The Clique)

location: Groove One