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

Holding Out For a Hero

I couldn’t help but use a song with this picture. Its just been on my mind a lot lately and I’m pretty sure it influenced my photo.

Ella Mae Bowen ~ Holding Out For a Hero 

Where have all the good men gone
And where are all the Gods?
Where’s the street-wise Hercules
To fight the rising odds?
Isn’t there a white knight upon a fiery steed?
Late at night I toss and turn and dream of what I need
I need a hero
I’m holding out for a hero ’til the end of the night
He’s gotta be strong, he’s gotta be fast
And he’s gotta be larger than life, larger than life
Somewhere after midnight in my wildest fantasies
Somewhere just beyond my reach
There’s someone reaching back for me
Racing on the thunder end rising with the heat
Isn’t there a superman to sweep me off my feet
I need a hero
I’m holding out for a hero ’til the end of the night
He’s gotta be strong, he’s gotta be fast
And he’s gotta be larger than life
Up where the mountains meet the heavens above
Out where the lightning splits the sea
I would swear that there’s someone somewhere
Watching me
Through the wind and the chill and the rain
And the storm and the raging flood
Oh his approach is like the fire in my blood
I’ll need a hero
And then we’ll dance till the morning light
Dreaming he’ll lead, he’ll tight tonight’s the night
I need a hero
I’m holding out for a hero ’til the end of the night
He’s gotta be strong, he’s gotta be fast
And he’s gotta be fresh from the fight
I need a hero
I’m holding out for a hero ’til the morning light
He’s gotta be sure, he’s gotta be soon
And he’s gotta be larger than life, larger than life
Larger than life, larger than life
Oh baby, baby
Baby, tonight

holding out for a hero

wearing:
hair:   #Foxy – Seventeen Hair
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* CATWA Head “Myra”
LYBRA . MARIA
*Drot* Antique Stuffed Rabbit
*MUKA* Thigh Socks
pose: oOo Studio: Beyond
location: Arranmore 
Posted in Chic Moda, Events, Fashion, Kustom9, Second Life, Self Reflection, shoes, shopping, Uber SL

Boop this nose, Sassy!

Last September, I did a droog look that I absolutely loved in an ironic post called, World Peace. So clearly, this is not the first time I’ve done a post that refers to one of my favorite movies, Clockwork Orange, but sometimes things just fall together in such a way that I cannot resist. This picture is one of those things. First ChicModa releases a retexture of the Kat dress that was originally released in the April BishBox with a boop graphics. I knew I had to blog it, because Sassy Nitely is the queen of booping. Then my dear friend, Kess Crystal, gave me an extra hair that she nabbed from a lock&tuft gacha and passed it to me saying, “cos nothing says Sady more than Clockwork Orange hat hair!” I love that she remembered how much I love that movie. Naturally, between the hair and the dress…and now, of course, the movie…I couldn’t help but think of the masks they wore in one particularly uncomfortable scene of the movie. I, also, couldn’t help but think of my friend, Rom, because he has such a mask. So, off to marketplace I went, because if I’m going to blog a boop dress with droog hair, I need the ultimate dick nose mask, Boop this nose, Sassy! *laughs* She’s going to kill me!
Alright, so once again, you’ve had a peek into my twisted little head and how things often unfold. *giggles* You all know by now that I’ve got a good heart, but a very mischievous side, as well. So, surely this is not surprise to any of you…not really.

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wearing:
hair:  lock&tuft – droog – variety UNCOMMON (*new* @ SaNaRae)
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
mask: Lewd :  Alex Maskie
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skinGlam Affair – Polly – Catwa Mesh Head Applier – Jamaica (*new* @ Kustom9)

ChicModa // Kat T-Shirt Dress
=Zenith=Cosy long Gloves
*MUKA* Garter Socks
[VALE KOER] TACTICAL FLIP BOOTS

pose by Del May
MINIMAL – Underground Background -2- (*new* @ Uber)

 

Posted in Bueno, Events, Fashion, Hairology, Kustom9, Phedora, Second Life, shopping, Would You Rather....

Would You Rather….Wednesday #3

So, I’m going for another Would You Rather Wednesday…this might very well be the last one as I’m not sure anyone other than close friends are even reading my blog. *laughs* I get it, sometimes you just want to look at the pictures, grab the info and keep going. If you’re one of the few that does read my posts and want to see more Would You Rather Wednesdays…let me know. Not a big deal either way, I’m surprised I’ve remembered to keep up with it this long. *laughs* Okay, so here we go…
Would you rather Be in jail for ten years or be in the coma for 20 years? Now, I don’t personally like either of these options, but if forced to choose…well, I’m not sure. I’ve been to jail and while I didn’t love it, I actually did have some fun in there. However, the thought of sleeping for 20 years and waking up to a whole new world. That’s rather exciting! I mean, let’s face it…I don’t sleep well. So, 20yrs of sleep? Sign me up! Yes, I think I’ll go with the coma. Nothing compares to some solid sleep in my opinion.

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No one is going to force you to choose when it comes to shopping. The only thing limiting your choices is your bank account and I’m telling you…there are some beautiful creations on the grid just waiting to be on your avatar. So, please, check out the details below…peruse all the blogs out there and find the ideal look for you. As always, Happy Shopping!♥

wearing:
hair
[RA] Jasmin Hair (*new* @ Hairologie)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona (*new & exclusive* @ Skin Fair)
eyes: CATWA Mesh Eyes w/-SU!– [CATWA & OMEGA HUD] Xenira Eyes ALL COLORS
dimples: Izzie’s – Catwa Dimples Hud
lipstick: [PF] CATWA LIPSTICK Applier – Glossy Pout
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara

**RE** Simone Heart Collar
*MUKA* Arm Strap
**RE** Luxy Rings Set
Astralia – Rock nails with HUD (Bento)

Phedora ~ Amy Harness (*new* @ Mesh Body Addicts)
BUENO Spring Pants -Red (*new* @ Kustom9)

pose: {QP} – Flair (*new* @ Cosmopolitan)
scene: [Bad Unicorn] ‘The Warehouse’ Backdrop (*new* @TMD)

Posted in E.A.Studio, Events, Exploration, Fashion, Second Life, Shiny Shabby, shopping, Tres Chic

Not So Apocalyptic

So, Grace and I had our eyes on this outfit early on. We waited and waited, finally we pounced! While standing on my platform putting my outfit together, it occurs to me that we should do some pictures together. As I’m strapping on bullets and guns, I’m thinking Wastelands! Apocalypse! Cuz we’re super cute little badasses, right? So, off I go, I send for her and wouldn’t you know it…she’s cute as a button, blind as a bat! Completely useless in an apocalypse! Well, unless she develops sonar hearing or something. *giggles*
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Anyway, exploring happened and then we set out to pose all pretty for the pictures. Yet, even though I was the one with sight, I managed to kick her in the face AND knock her silly with the end of my gun. *giggles* I think its safe to say we LOOK like little badasses, but we’re gonna need some help when the end comes. Odds are we’ll just be cute little drunks waiting on some strong heroes to come along and rescue us. HA! Yeah, we’ll be on the roof…look outs, yeah….something like that, because as it turns out we’re not so apocalyptic, afterall.
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While we wait to be rescued…or for some to bring more booze, we’ll be looking out for the deals, because there’s always an event of some sort going on. You can sure bet that Grace and I will be all over that! In the meantime, you should head on over to Shiny Shabby and grab up these kickass little outfits by E-Clipse Design, sold in individual pieces, so feel free to mix and match! Complete deets below, as always…Happy Shopping!! ♥

Sady is wearing:
hair: tram G0106 hair
head: CATWA HEAD Catya
skin: [theSkinnery] Opal (Catwa Applier) honey
lipstick::SG:: Gelly Lips for CATWA Heads ONLY!
ears: .:E.A.Studio Ears Icarus (*new EXCLUSIVE* @ Tres Chic)
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara

[CX] Bento Piercing Labret Ring – Black/Gold ( Catwa )
[CX] Bento Piercing Snakebites – Black ( Catwa )
Cute Poison – Heretic Collar
:BAMSE: Personal Cannon – One Man Army
Bauhaus Movement – Ella / Dust Bullet FEMALE Script
upper arms: [CX] Spine Fragment
TABOU. Fingertapes +Rings BLACK
TABOU. Grunge Gloves BLACK
TABOU. Top Bracelet gloves

ED. NarcoticDope Bodyce Maitrey Black (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)
ED. NarcoticDope Jacket Maitreya MilitaryGreen (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)
ED. NarcoticDope Pant Maitreya MilitaryGreen (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)
ED. Narcotic Dope Combats Maitreya Black (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)

Izzie’s – Face & Body Dirt (Catwa & Maitreya appliers)

Grace is wearing:
hair: .Shi x Messiah – Headwrap/Unisex RARE (*new* @ The Epiphany)
head: CATWA HEAD Catya
lipstick: on the catwa hud
skinL’etre – Bella
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara

Tatto0 – White WIdow – Divergent

~LF~ Lip Ring (Side/ball) Catya
*MUKA* Arm Straps
WAYNE – Mira Neckalce (Silver)
TABOU. Grunge Gloves BLACK

ED. NarcoticDope Bodyce Maitrey Black (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)
ED. NarcoticDope Jacket Maitreya MilitaryGrey (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)
ED. NarcoticDope Pant Maitreya MilitaryGrey (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)
ED. Narcotic Dope Combats Maitreya Black (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)

poses !bang
location: Wastelands

 

 

 

 

Posted in Exploration, Fashion, Second Life, Self Reflection, shopping

That Moment When…

You know you possibly spend too much time on the internet when you find yourself thinking in memes. Here’s what I mean…I find myself in precarious situations all the time..RL and SL. In those moments, I often find myself thinking things like, “When you think you might throw up, but you forgot to put a new liner in the trash can and you hope you have some under the sink within reach.” Honestly, we all know that would not work as a meme. It’s not funny. It’s not going to make sense to anyone but me. Yet, I found myself thinking that exact though earlier tonight. Followed by this one, “When you realize you think in memes.”
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I wonder if I’ll talk like that if/when I get old and senile. I can’t help but wonder how technology is going to change everything. We don’t hear the age old stories about walking ten miles uphill both ways to school anymore, but don’t we find ourselves thinking things we thought we never would or saying things we thought we never would. Then realizing, “OH MY GOD! I’m turning into my MOTHER!” That thought in and of itself is enough to give me nightmares and is far scarier than any movie I have EVER watched.
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Speaking of scary, since it is the season for scary things! When I got ready to take these pictures, I went exploring. Once I stopped being distracted by shiny things that I needed to hunt down and obtain for own overcrowded inventory, I found myself at Ms Penny Peacock aka Hallow Gothly‘s incredible Haunted Silent Peacock Hotel. This place is amazing! Truly a must visit sim for anyone looking for something different, but something dark, ominous, and at moments downright creepy. You see, much like myself, Hallow is constantly finding things she wants to to tweak or alter, so your visit today might be slightly different from you visit tomorrow. While I was there the scene in the barn changed completely! I won’t ruin the surprise by telling you what I discovered, but know that this place is perfect for photos. And if you see a  sweet little serial killer doll aka Lizzy Valentine, be sure to ask her for a tour. *grins*

wearing:
[monso] My Hair – Taeyeon
CATWA HEAD Gwen
CATWA Mesh Eyes
Glam Affair – Kelly Applier (*new* @ Salem)
.:E.A.Studio:. Piercing Bare Code Silver
:Diamante: Disengaged Plugs Piercing
L’Etre – Hestia Mesh Ears
**RE** Bad Kitty Collar
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
-7P-Ashley Tattoo Appliers
[Cynful] Hoodie Romper
*MUKA* Armbands Love
*MUKA* Cuff Love – Wrist Cuffs
[VALE KOER] GARTER SOCKS
*katat0nik* (black) D-Ring Boots RARE

location: Haunted Silent Peacock Hotel
poses by Bauhaus Movement

Posted in Fashion, Second Life, Self Reflection, shopping

Head in the Clouds

Head in the clouds
Got no weight on my shoulders
I should be wiser
And realize that I’ve got
One less problem without ya!
Ariana Grande Problems

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How often do we resolve to let go of someone or something, only to keep grabbing it at, to keep talking about it…even a year, sometimes even years, after the fact? We know life is better, yet we keep diving into that memory bank forcing ourselves to relive or romanticize the past.  I’m not pointing fingers at anyone, trust me that I don’t know a single person that doesn’t do this to some degree. We all have at least one ex that did a real number on us and permanently altered our outlook on life. I’m not talking about that feeling of falling backwards through some musical portal because of an unexpected song. I’m talking about still making decisions hoping that someone is still watching. With all the social media at our fingertips its easier than ever to keep tabs on ex friends and lovers. Easier for us to be stalked, too.

William Shakespeare said, “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.”

I can only imagine what he would think of said stage with all of the ways we put on a show these days. One look at YouTube will prove that anyone can be on film these days. So, back to what I was saying…why? Why do we insist on parading our lives about like peacocks displaying our plumage? I can tell you that peacocks are showing off in the hopes of getting laid…so what’s our excuse? Most of us would immediately jump to the defense and deny that we’re trying to seduce an ex. So why are we seeking their attention? What are we hoping to gain? Oh look what you lost. If our value was recognized, it wasn’t for the photos or actions done after the break. Not to mention that what we’re doing is pretty damn obvious to everyone around us. I can only come up with one answer: We didn’t honestly let go…we’re simply swinging in and out of the past. When we’re truly ready to let go we’ll soar high and leap from that swing and move on to another area of our proverbial playground without looking back. Gawd, my brain hurts sometimes…*facepalms*
In the meantime, may we all get the attention we seek and get even closer to leaping off the swings, running across the playground and sliding into our future. Nothing wrong with having our head in the clouds, so long as we keep our feet on the ground. I’ll see you at the playground! *winks*

wearing:
hair: pr!tty – Kyla (*new* @ The Forest)
CATWA HEAD Dyana
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
L’Etre – Hestia Mesh Ears
^^Swallow^^ Ear Cuff Cross
*MUKA* Collar Love
*MUKA* Cuff Love
[HoR] Tease Bodysuit for Her  (*new* @ SWANK)
{le fil casse} spring leg cage
[BREATHE]-Tango Heels (*new* @ The Forest)

scene:
pose in featured image: shi.s.poses dreamy clouds #4 complete w/background & attachments (*new* @ You.Gatcha Event )
{anc} cirque de reverie .15/ blanc / balloon stands

close up pose by Del May

Posted in Exploration, Fashion, Second Life

Unexplored

 

“The unexplored life is not worth living!”
Plato

I think the same can be said about Second Life. I’ve been roaming about the grid for almost 10 years now and I’ve seen a lot of changes, but one thing that remains constant is that there some absolutely gorgeous sims being created all the time. All you have to do is get out there and explore! I am a teensy bit of a control freak when it comes to setting up my pictures which is why I often create my own scenes. I love creating these scenes and it certainly makes getting that perfect shot a lot easier, because I can move that pillow that’s poking through my leg or turn the chair, instead of my avatar, because that shadow is perfect! However, few scenes I make can begin to compare to some of the incredible beauty put together on sims made specifically for exploring. So, with that in mind, I packed up my poses and headed out on the grid in search of somewhere that would call to me and I found just the place at Winter Moon.

Unexplored Life
I really enjoyed playing with just my poses and just enjoying the scenery. Just laying back, literally, and taking it all in. It’s such a beautiful place, I didn’t make it far from the landing point when I found this little resting place.
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But it wasn’t long before I got back on my feet and started walking. As I started crossing this bridge to what I happened to cam over and see was going to lead to a gorgeous beach…I stopped and enjoyed the view. I actually didn’t make it past the bridge this time, because a friend of mine came along and I started taking pictures of her, too. This sim screams for pictures and though I’m technically wearing a swimsuit, I was not planning on a beach shoot. I love taking an outfit that perhaps is meant one way and turning it into something entirely different with my immense collection of accessories. That’s exactly what I did with this one piece from Cynful. One my favorite things about the clothes Cynthia puts out is that her designs are so versatile. No matter what your style, her stuff will fall right in line with whatever you have going on in your inventory.
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So, the next time you catch yourself with time on your hands in Second Life, grab some poses and head out to explore. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never taken pictures in SL before, go have some fun.

hair: MINA Faith
CATWA HEAD Dyana
[sYs]MOUSYS cyberpop sunglasses
-SU!- Sytpal Eyes SILVER
.4 [ kunst ] – Septum Keeper (left)
.02 [ kunst ]– Chin flower RARE
[MANDALA]MILKY WAY CHOKER/polly white
**RE** Raven Collar – Lock
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
[White~Widow] Charade – White – RARE
*MUKA* Arm Strap
=Zenith=Leather Belt Gloves (All colors) – Maitreya (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)
[MANDALA]Sinra Rings Season2 (*new* @ Collabor88)
.04 [ kunst ]– Long Cig Holder [ornamented] (hand) (*new* @ Kustom9)
[Cynful] Sun Babe Swimsuit – White
Phedora. / Ramona Boots / 30.C (*new* @ Kustom9)

poses by Del May
location: Winter Moon

Posted in Fashion, Home Decor, Landscaping, Second Life

Love Spills

“Love spills and it looks so pretty.
Seeps through my love, my city.
Love kills,
But in my mind still.
You can’t beat that spark, that thrill…”
~Radkey’s Love Spills

 I don’t know if that song is what Poe Cross had in mind when he created the Love Spills prop, but it immediately reminded me of that song and I love it! I honestly love the lyrics to that song, because unlike a lot of songs these days…well, it reads like poetry. I’d recommend giving it a listen and also go read the lyrics without the music, because they are pretty powerful. That’s assuming you like poetry as much as I do. If not, enjoy the song, because it rocks.

Love Spills

I don’t have any deep insightful thoughts to share on the topic, because for me music and lyrics can be pretty personal. What I get from them might not be what you get and I honestly don’t want to influence whatever you get from it. In the same sense that I heard an artist say that he doesn’t put the lyrics with his CDs, because he had someone come up and tell him how much  one of his songs meant to her. She went on to tell him how deeply it had impacted her life. When she quoted a specific line back to him, he realized that she had heard the lyrics all wrong. She wasn’t even close, but he loved that she had found something in the song that he never intended. I think that artist was Seal, but I’m not going to dig around for the whole story just to prove a point.

I will, however, tell you a little bit about the scene in this photo. The backdrop and the Love Spills prop are part of The Epiphany gacha set that Industry7 has created, which is closing pretty soon, so make sure you get over there before it does.  Those red tubes are actually a vibrant blue, but I modified them to red for this photo. I ran the bench though the wall cuz I wanted something a bit different for the photo, but it actually seats four people, two on each side and has really awesome animated poses in it. I used the metal version, but it comes with a wooden version as well and is available at TLC (link below).

wearing:
hair:Exile:: If Your Wild
CATWA HEAD Dyana
LUXE. Triangles Necklace Black
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
Prodigy Ink-7P-CyberPunk Tattoo
*MUKA* Spike Bracers
**{FORMANAILS}**Accessoires – MAITREYA – Rings-2 BLACK
[BODY FACTORY] Gladiator Pauldrons (Dark)
Asteria – Willow Bustier – Black
Asteria – Willow Open Side Leather Short – Black
Elegance Boutique -Leg Corset -Liz – Black
Glamistry – LANTANA Ankleboots

scene:
industy7: _i7_urban studio_wave o’ the future set (The Epiphany)
industy7: i7_i’m a star_bench_ metal (The Liaison Collaborative) Aug 7-30
industy7: _i7_urban studio_love spills prop (The Epiphany)

pose by Body Language

Posted in Fashion, Home Decor, Second Life

Ready

You tell me that you’re ready but you just don’t know
My eyes are getting heavy and it’s starting to show
Never seen it coming, never seen a thing
Maybe I’ll get through what’s ever coming to me
~Kodaline’s “Ready

Sometimes we just have to walk up the line we thought we’d never cross and just step forward. Whether that line is the edge of something new or walking away from something that’s holding us back. Scariest of all, is that the line might just be one of the biggest gambles of our life. We have to follow our hearts and let ourselves step up to that edge.

I’m staring at such an edge right now and wondering whether or not I’m truly ready. Is it worth the gamble? Is it really a gamble at all? I’m risking the unknown if I cross that line. I’m asking myself over and over am I ready for the absolute worst consequences. What’s coming my way if I go…right over that line? I can’t know unless I’m willing to cross it.

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One thing I know for sure? I’m ready for a change. I’ve let other people determine too many limits in my life and I just can’t keep letting that continue. Its time for me to take charge of my life and do what I believe is right for me…even if that means it might hurt someone I love. *sighs*

ready (back view)
=DeLa*= Mesh Hair “Barbie” (*new* @Crossroads)
CATWA HEAD Dyana
MG – Necklace – Alysia Choker Strand Pearls – Back
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
tattoo: Roses Skull Back [CAROL G]
*MUKA* Arm Strap
**RE** Zaria Bracelets
Moon Elixir – Crystal Heart – RARE 1 – Maitreya – Bra (*new* @Crystal Heart)
Moon Elixir – Crystal Heart – 14 – Maitreya – Onyx Skirt (*new* @Crystal Heart)
Moon Elixir – Crystal Heart – 18 – Maitreya – Onyx Panties (*new* @Crystal Heart)
*MUKA* Leg Strap
#EMPIRE – Cosmos (*new* @Crystal Heart)

poses: an lar [poses] The Still Series (*new* @Crossroads)
chair[ zerkalo ] Handcuff Chair – Leather

Posted in Fashion, Second Life

Power of Words

I love words. I love writing. Whether I’m worth reading is up to the reader. What I find amusing is the power we give words. Sure, when put together to make meaningful statements they often are deserving of such power. Yet, one word alone can so often offend so many when the meaning changes depending on the mouth that spews it.

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Cunt is one of those delightful words that challenges many. I hear women all the time talk about how much they hate the word and how it offends them. Bitch is another one…but the list could go on forever. What I wonder is why we allow these words to have so much power over us. Why does the word cunt feel like more of an assault than the word chair?

If someone was to say, “Ya CHAIR!” Well, I think most of us would do a double take and laugh, “WTF?” Yet, let someone say, “Ya CUNT!” and people come unglued. Is one more true than the other? No? Then why so offended? Eh, something to think about. Call me whatever you want, just don’t call me….uhm…yeah, Idgaf…call me whatever you want. Except you, Tracy Redangel, cuz you’re a real cunt. *smirks*

**DISCLAIMER: Tracy is one of my best friends and I love her to pieces. She’s fine with what I said…so save you hate mail for a ginger with a soul..LOL**

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hair:*ARGRACE* MAYU
eyes: IKON Odyssey Eyes – Apex
collar:Kibitz – Leather collar cunt
tatoo: [White~Widow] Midnight in Paris
outfit: _CandyDoll_ Sugar Jumpsuit Black (*new* @ FaMESHed)
upper arms: *MUKA* Alia Set
forearms: *MUKA* Spike Bracers
boots: #EMPIRE – Freesia

GingerFish Poses Curves 3 mirror – Curvy