Posted in Collabor88, Events, FaMESHed, Fancy Decor, Fashion, fri.day, Home Decor, Lapointe & Bastchild, ON9, Second Life, Self Reflection, shoes, shopping, Uber SL, unKindness

Martini, Dear?

In a previous post, Take the Train Somewhere, I mentioned that I used to fantasize about a life living near or in a big city. I dreamed of a glamour lifestyle. I watched women prepare martinis for their husbands and their friends. Much like the train, I imagined that one day I would stand at the door holding a martini for my husband or maybe just having one of my own after a long day at my very fancy job.  That’s simply not how my life turned out and I’m not complaining in any way. I assure you that despite the many bumps along this road of my life, I’m mostly okay with where I’ve ended up. Afterall, I’ve got clean running water, a roof over my head, clothes to wear, more than enough food to eat, and an oompa loompa as a president. *giggles* (Sorry, I do so try to avoid political jabs, but even if you love him…you’ve got to admit, he resembles a Cheeto. ) Oh and it turns out, I can’t stand martinis! *shrugs* I’m a tequila girl, who knew?

fancy decor

One of the many aspects of Second Life that I adore is that I can live any way I want. Perhaps, I just sat through a marathon of Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies. Now I want to live in some fantasy world. I’m longing for a simple life in the country. I’m remembering the glamorous dreams of my youth. I’ve just binged on Vikings. It really doesn’t matter how I want to live. Its quite possible in SL.
So, it is with both honor and gratitude that I can assemble this scene with mostly Fancy Decor items to create a picture straight out of my childhood fantasies. Second Life enriches my life in so many ways, this is just one of them, and for that…I know I am truly blessed.

fd2

wearing:
hair: #Foxy – Kali (*new* @ FaMESHed)
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: Glam Affair – Felicity – Catwa Mesh Head Applier – Jamaica (*new* @ C88)

Baubles! by Phe SomethingBorrowed (Silver) (*new* @ ON9)
Astralia – Lunar ascendant rings (Maitreya bento) (*new* @ C88)
L&B Swear Charm Bangle (C) Tri Bead Silver Turquoise #6 (*new* @ Gacha Garden)

[Aleutia] Jasmine (*new* @ ON9)
fri.– Ziggy T-Straps  (*new* @ Uber)

pose: FOXCITY. Night Owl Bento Set #5

scene:
Ariskea & Unkindness [Solace] Romarin Plant
Fancy Decor:Louis Chair (white)
DIGS – CoatHook Lamp Right – White [MESH]
Fancy Decor: Crawford Cabinet (white) (*new* @ C88)
Fancy Decor: Short Lucite Candlestick (silver) (*new* @ C88)
Fancy Decor: Tall Lucite Candlestick (silver) (*new* @ C88)
Fancy Decor: Marbled Art (silver) (*new* @ C88)
Fancy Decor: Books & Bookends (white)
-tres blah- Hodgepodge – Catch All
Fancy Decor: Carriage Clock (silver)

Posted in Collabor88, Fashion, ON9, Phedora, Second Life, Self Reflection, shoes, The Annex, The Liaison Collaborative

Damn, you look good!

So, my desk is in my bedroom…I love my bedroom. I spend most of my time in here. The other day I was just feeling so tired and I looked over my shoulder, thinking I heard a noise and my bed just looked so comfortable that I spoke to it. What did I say? Well, you’d have thought I was talking to a lover or something, because I just sighed and said, “Damn, you look good! I want to be in you so bad right now!” *bursts into giggles* I realize how dirty that sounds, but honestly…my bed is super comfy and I really wanted to crawl in and never come out.
I did eventually crawl into bed and pass out, but it was much later in the night. So, what does that have to do with this picture? Well, I kinda sleep like that…oh I don’t look quite so sexy, my tongue isn’t licking my top lip, its usually just sticking out between my lips like a dog, except that dogs look cute when they do it. *laughs* So, when I took this picture I got amused and well, if you’re a regular reader or you know me…well…yeah, you know that mind works in very bizarre ways and you’ve just jumped right down the rabbit hole with me.

phedora annex

wearing:
hairICONIC:MORGANA (*new* @ ON9)
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: Glam Affair – Felicity – Catwa Mesh Head Applier – Jamaica (*new* @ C88)
tattoo: .Identity. Body Shop – Rise Strong (MBA)

**RE** Simone Heart Collar
**RE** ReVoX Aros Couple Bracelet – Female
Schadenfreude Raven Wee Beastie Ring 1 (worn as a bracelet)
The Annex – Lauren Dress – Decay – MAITREYA (*new* @ The Liaison Collabortive)
Phedora ~ Kylie heels (*new* @ ROMP)

pose: . Infiniti . – Heels 1M (ROMP)

Posted in Bueno, Events, Fashion, Mina Hair, ON9, Phedora, Second Life, unKindness

Dreams Are Strange

Dreams are indeed strange things. There have been endless studies done about them and yet, still they remain a mystery. There are so many theories surrounding their meanings, but no one has a factual answer. What bewilders me the most is how some will haunt you for days, weeks, months, or even years, especially the reoccurring ones. I still remember this one nightmare I used to have when I was between the ages of 10-12 yrs old. I remember a series of violent nightmares I had every night for two weeks a few years ago. Its not just nightmares, there are good dreams, too. I remember some of the strangest most fantastic dreams. While others escape me only moments after I wake up.

Then there are those times that you’re having one of those great dreams that you don’t want to end, but you wake up to go pee….you rush back to bed hoping to slip back into that dream to no avail. Yet, the nightmares….you wake up in a panic, overwhelmed with fear. You shake it off. You go back to sleep comforted by the idea of a new dream…or just maybe you won’t remember your dream, at all! But without fail, almost every time you find yourself right back in that same nightmare! Well, that’s what happens to me, at least.

Well, there’s nothing nightmarish about the Dreamer’s Sky set from unKindness at Gacha Garden. This is the stuff of good and fantastical dreams….and a great opportunity for some dreamtastic pictures! Yes, I made up that word, feel free to use it. *grins*

Dreams Are Strange

wearing:
hairMINA – Lara – (*new* @ Rewind)
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skinGlam Affair – Felicity – Catwa Mesh Head Applier – Jamaica (*new* @ C88)
tattoo:  .::Nanika::. Alexandra tattoo Black (*new* @ ON9)

BUENO-Lingerie (*new* @ ROMP)
Phedora ~ Emily heels (*new* in Cutie Loot May)

pose by Bauhaus Movement

scene:
uK – Dreamer’s Sky Reverie Theater RARE (*new* @ Gacha Garden)
uK – Dreamer’s Sky Dreamy Fog (*new* @ Gacha Garden)
uK – Dreamer’s Sky Puddles Blue (*new* @ Gacha Garden)
uK – Dreamer’s Sky Slumber Circlet (*new* @ Gacha Garden)

Posted in Events, Exploration, Fashion, ON9, Second Life, shopping, The Annex, We <3 Role-Play

Get Out There

Yesterday, I wrote about how gowns have changed over the yeas and I have to say there are so many beautiful gowns on the grid these days, I find myself feeling a bit like a princess and looking for excuses to go dancing at formal events. Luckily, there are no shortage of formal places. My favorite venues these days, believe it or not, have become those that sponsor live music. For instance, the amazing AleyKat (not to be confused with anyone else with a similar name) sings at a lovely formal venue most Fridays.  If you’ve never heard her, I urge you to look her up and catch one of her shows. She is simply amazing and depending on the venue her songs can be romantic and sweet…or fun and funky. Her funky, casual shows are always a blast and her more romantic shows are pure magic. Either way, I cannot recommend her enough. In fact, she’ll be singing at Templemore, Friday, May 12 at 5pm slt. Not only is this going to be an incredible show, this venue is hands down gorgeous! Dress up or dress down, but be prepared for an amazing show either way, as they have quite a line up. So, I recommend you get out there and enjoy some of the fine, amazing talent on the grid.

the garden

wearing:
hair*TKW* Vico [A] (*new* @ ON9)
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara

(Kunglers) Luiza necklace – Agate (*new* @ ON9)
The Annex – Zafira Gown – Moss (*new* @ We ❤ Role-Play)

pose: Pose It-Bridal Portrait 5 (*new* @ ON9)

location: Wintermoon

Posted in Bloom, Events, FaMESHed, Fancy Decor, Fashion, Home Decor, Landscaping, ON9, Phedora, Red Fish, Second Life, shoes, shopping, unKindness, {le fil casse}

A Series of Scenes

When I look back on various memories from my 10+yrs in Second Life, I so often see it like a scene from a movie….much like watching a screen, but in a dream. I can’t know if that made any sense, but I’m trying to explain the connection between the human and the avatar, the real world and the virtual…and how truly woven they are. How we take photographs and those memories are earmarked in our personal book of time. In a world filled with ever changing images, I think photographs should mean something. Make sure to earmark the best of times, and even the raw emotion behind the worst.

smell the roses2

I find myself doubly blessed by the fabric of my two worlds crossing, in even the remotest way. I want to remember this day. I won’t go into all the reasons why, but I will tell you that I had such a pleasant time putting this scene together. I had someone with me, to keep me company and to help keep me focused. We had wonderful conversations and I managed to get my picture. I knew exactly what I wanted, because the minute I saw the offerings of Fancy Decor and unKindness at the 5th Anniversary of FaMESHed, I knew I was about to create the perfect addition to my home. While I actually built the scene elsewhere, I know this is coming home with me. Adding little additions that I’ve collected along the way. Yes, I think this will be a day to remember.

smell the roses

I had to be dressed in red, because my heart was simply too full to wear any other color. You have to admit I’m glowing just a bit…only thing missing is the horns…*laughs*

Another great thing about this photo is that I get to show off just a sampling of what FaMESHed has to offer on their 5th Anniversary which I’ve had the distinct honor to be part of as one of the new liaisons.  I have a whole new respect for all event organizers and their teams. And now, having the inside track…I can tell you that something HUGE is coming…oh, I can’t tell you what it is…*laughs*…you’ll just have to wait and see.♥

wearing:
hair.Entwined. Ruby + (*new* @ FaMESHed)
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
tattooRedFish – Bablito Tattoo (*new* @ Suicide DollZ)

FOXCITY. Flowers-1 Prop Bouquet (*new* @ ON9)
~~~~comes with the pose mentioned below♦
Astralia – Lunar ascendant Rings (*new* @ FaMESHed)

{le fil casse} Eileen Dress Maitreya Black Lace (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Phedora ~ Vivian Platforms ~ Maitreya (*new* @ FaMESHed)

pose: FOXCITY. Flowers-1 (*new* @ ON9)♦

scene:
Fancy Decor: Davis Fence Kit (*new* @ FaMESHed)
~~~this includes: corner post, mid post, end post, plain post, sconce, concrete block, thin block, planter, fence window, long panel, short panel, and the bench
uK – Spring Lights Pergola (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Thistle Book Stack with Photos – 2017 FaMESHed Gift (cm)
Trompe Loeil – Caparra Wall Ivy
Kalopsia – Lily’s Hanging flowers
22769 – Banana Tree – COMMON
SAYO – Peplum Pillow Lounger  (*new* @ FaMESHed)
MudHoney Azalea Plant 1
MudHoney Azalea Plant 2

Posted in Chic Moda, Cosmopolitan, Hairology, ON9, Red Fish, Second Life, shopping

See What I See

Whatever is going on in our lives can really change our perception of what’s going on around us and our reaction can often create a chain that ripples all around us to change the perception of others. Knowing this, why wouldn’t we work harder to be nicer to one another. To look for the positive whenever possible so that we can spread that positive energy from us to everyone else. Its easy to do when we’re feeling good, but the real challenge comes when you’re not feeling so great. You have to adjust your perception. If you practice finding that silver lining long enough, it becomes second nature and no matter how grim a situation you CAN find something around you worth smiling about. I do hope you’ll give it a try and on the rare occasion that the negative wins? Just keep trying, if not the current situation try it with the next. You can do it and so can I…and eventually you’ll see what I see. ♥

chic moda cosmo

This round of Cosmopolitan is waiting for you. It opened on the 10th of April and as always, they’ve got quite an assortment of amazing creations. ChicModa is back in this round and has delivered one of the finest tube dresses I’ve ever seen. With a variety of textures and even some fatpack exclusives this is a must have. If you’re a hair whore like me, you’ll definitely want to visit the latest round of Hairology,  because Runaway is just one of the stores offering up and exclusive design that is to absolutely die for!

wearing:
hair[RA] Crystal Hair (*new* @ Hairology)
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
dimples: Izzie’s – Catwa Dimples Hud
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: [IB-LAKSHMI]Rita-CATWA Mesh Head Applier Skin(*new* @ON9)
lipstick: alaskametro❤ “Lipslick” lip makeup – Catwa HUD (*new* @ AnyBody)
tattoo: RedFish – Feather tattoo (*new* @ Bodyfy)

**RE** Simone Heart Collar
ChicModa // Tracy (*new* @ Cosmopolitan)

pose by Klubwerk
backdrop: RAMA – #selfie_RAMA Steel Plate

Posted in Events, Fashion, ON9, Q-Poses, Red Fish, Second Life, shopping

Caught Up In a Net

There are so many wonderful and exciting things happening in my Second Life right now. Nothing I can really go into at the moment, but there have been some absolutely amazing opportunities crossing my path. Its been a very long time since I was so enthused about taking on more responsibilities, but it hardly feels like work when you work with such laid back, creative minds. I want to shout from the rooftops and bounce on a couch like Tom Cruise on Oprah. Instead, I’m going to lie here and pinch myself, because it really feels like I’m dreaming! I know I am blessed with some of the most amazing friends and creative minds. I’m grateful to each and every one of you. I’m inspired at every turn to be a better person and to push myself to be better at everything I do. I’m being fueled with that sense of accomplishment and I know that I am valued by some pretty impressive individuals. I suppose it sounds like I’m tooting my own horn a bit, but its not something I do very often…if ever. It feels good to feel good about myself. I caught up in a net of bliss and loving every minute of it. Oh, I’m sure dark cloudy days lie ahead on the horizon somewhere, but that’s all the more reason to embrace moments like this. That’s exactly what I’m going to do!

caught in the net

About the stuff:
When I saw this pose from Q-Poses, I knew the outfit needed to be sexy and gorgeous. Then along comes CandyDoll with their Sofia lingerie at Collabor88 and I knew, this was a picture I had to take. There are so many wonderful events going on at the moment that there’s simply no way that you can’t find something to wear, because if its not in your inventory already…its out there waiting at an event to jump onto your avatar…so as always, I wish you all HAPPY SHOPPING!♥

wearing:
hair:  .Entwined. Bouda (*new* @ Black Fair)
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
dimples: Izzie’s – Catwa Dimples Hud
lipstick: [PF] CATWA LIPSTICK Applier – Glossy Pout
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
tattoo:  RedFish – Ouija tattoo (*new* @ Bodyfy)

_CandyDoll_ Sofia Lingerie (*new* @ Collabor88)

pose: {QP} – Wildest Dreams (*new* @ ON9)

Posted in Cynful, Fancy Decor, Fashion, Home Decor, ON9, Second Life, shopping

Make Up My Own

I miss having a vanity. I had them in every home for many years…then along came computers and I’ve rarely had room for both. So, the makeup found its way to the bathroom, crammed onto a shelf with all sorts of other things. Curling irons, blow dryers, hair brushes, and accessories found their way into a basket under the sink. While, I know this set from Fancy Decor was not necessarily intended to be a vanity, much like real life, I love creating something of my own with the creations of others. Even my desk in real life is actually a red wicked sided garden table. I love it so much and I found it at a thrift store for a steal of a price! So, that’s me…I make up my own things by using various items I find along the way as inspiration!

fixin to

wearing:
hairTRUTH HAIR AveryElena (April VIP gift)
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
dimples: Izzie’s – Catwa Dimples Hud
lipstick: [PF] CATWA LIPSTICK Applier – Glossy Pout
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: [IB-LAKSHMI]Rita-CATWA Mesh Head Applier Skin(*new* @ON9)
tattoo: .::Nanika::.Olga tattoo Black (*new* @ON9)

*AGATA* Angela tanktop (*new* @ON9)
*AGATA* Angela belt bra (*new* @ON9)
[Cynful] Bombshell Pants

pose: FOXCITY. Hair Days Bento Set (*new* @ON9)
scene:
Fancy Decor: Arrow Rug
!! Follow US !! Vintage beauty bucket
Fancy Decor: Lacquer Table (*new* @ Black Fair)
tres blah– Jolie – Makeup Organizer
Fancy Decor: Floor Lamp (glass & gold) (*new* @ Black Fair)
Fancy Decor: Circle Mirror (gold) (*new* @ Black Fair)
Fancy Decor: Luxe Console (black)
+Half-Deer+ Cutie Curling Iron – Silver
+Half-Deer+ Cutie Flat Iron – Silver
-tb- Vanity – Platter of Treasures
Fancy Decor: Wire Crystal Candle
-tres blah- Eclectic Collection – Makeup Bag
Quasi – Makeup Addict Clutter
-tb- Vanity – Brushes
-tres blah- Jolie – Vintage Bottle
Quasi – Opened Jewelry Box
NOMAD // Allergy Medicine (Rez)
Fancy Decor: Take Heart Frame
Fancy Decor: Leather Bench (gold) (*new* @ Black Fair)
:HAIKEI: where you’ve been /gacha {3}
AF Worn Luggage Bag
Garbaggio // Shoe Clutter White
Fancy Decor: Black and White Pillow
Fancy Decor: White and Black Pillow

Posted in Events, FaMESHed, Fashion, Hairology, Mina Hair, ON9, Second Life, Self Reflection, shopping

Good Ole Days

I’ve thought about my early days in Second Life a good bit lately and its amazing how different things are now. I find it quite funny when people complain about the issues of today, because when I first started there weren’t even sculpties, much less mesh. Actually, I remember when flexi hit the scene and I swear I spun in my flexi skirts for hours. I couldn’t wait to run so that my flexi locks would sway out behind me. We didn’t care that our hair settled into our boobs or that it cut through our shoulders like a hot knife through butter. When sculpties showed up, that was equally huge! It changed everything. Suddenly we had cupped sleeves and so many apples. There were apples everywhere and they were amazing! People with new avatars had actually last names! I think one of my favorite things to remember…arriving at your location with hair or shoes sticking out of your butt. There were only two remedies for that…relog or detach then reattach and hope for the best! Things are more beautiful than ever and I am so glad I’ve been able to witness the changes. Let’s hope that as styles often come back around that  hairy shoe wearing butts don’t make a comeback. *giggles*
I sure hope this week is a good one for you. Please remember to be kind and as always, Happy Shopping!♥

Black &amp; White

About some of the stuffs:
Mina has delivered another gorgeous style, Dagny, for now can be picked up at Hairology. No more separate versions for materials and non, now its one hair and its all hud operated. This is going to cut way back on the number of items in your inventory. I love it!
I know I went with a black and white photo, but the Miele necklace still manages to pop and I can assure you this necklace alone is worth a trip to this round of ON9. There are five color versions available, Quartz,  Amethyst, Citrine, Onyx, and Crystal.
I blogged the long dress version of the Cynful Regality Corset in a February post, Princess Sady, but I don’t think I mentioned that you don’t have to wear the gown version. So, I decided to show off how versatile the corset is, by wearing with a pair of panties from erratic. Its always fun to pull out older items and wear it an all new way!
One last thing I want to mention is the pose. Pose It has three sets of poses at ON9 this round, each is a set for three people complete with poseballs, but you can use the poses singularly as I’ve done here! Just another example of me stepping out of the box creatively.

wearing:
hair: MINA – Dagny (*new* @ Hairology)
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
dimples: Izzie’s – Catwa Dimples Hud
lipstick: [PF] CATWA LIPSTICK Applier – Glossy Pout
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara

(Kunglers)  Miele necklace (*new* @ON9)
**RE** Elektra Nails & Rings Set 1.1 (*new* @ FaMESHed)
[ kunst ] – Wire ring
Astralia – My half (Rings set Bento)

[Cynful] Regality Corset
erratic / christina – panty / black (maitreya)

pose: Pose It-Style It 1 (*new* @ON9)
backdrop: RAMA – #selfie_RAMA Wood Zone

Posted in Collabor88, Cynful, Events, Exploration, Fashion, ON9, Second Life, Self Reflection, shoes, shopping

Mad World

“All around me are familiar faces
Worn out places, worn out faces
Bright and early for their daily races
Going nowhere, going nowhere
Their tears are filling up their glasses
No expression, no expression”
Tears For Fears Mad World (Jasmine Thompson cover)

The world is full of crazy, mean people. Second Life is not different. There are so many people in both worlds that get their kicks by bringing misery into others’ lives. If you and I are not those kinds of people the best thing we can do to combat that sort of madness is to be kind to one another. I was exploring Winter Moon when I came upon this sign and it really hit home. I tease my friend Troy about being too nice sometimes, thus he gets a lot of girls hitting on him…although he is admittedly clueless about it at times. However, the reason his kindness is often mistaken as an open invitation is rather sad if you think about it. He’s simply being nice. He offers hugs and kind words to almost every person he meets. How thoroughly sad is it that kindness is so misunderstood? But ya know what? He is even able to thwart the unwanted advances in a nice way. I don’t think I’ve ever seen him be outright rude to anyone.
Perhaps if we all treated each other as kindly as Troy treats everyone he meets…just maybe we can live in a more loving place. I, for one, have decided to start being nicer. *nods* Oh stop laughing! I can be nice! I CAN!!! So can you, lets give a try shall we?

Be Kind

wearing:
hair:  *TKW* Bocek (*new* @ ON9)
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
eyes: CATWA Mesh Eyes w/-SU!– [CATWA & OMEGA HUD] Xenira Eyes ALL COLORS
lipstick:  [PF] CATWA LIPSTICK Applier – Glossy Pout
tattooRedFish – Tattoo Aztec

.:EMO-tions:. * ANDY * necklace (*new* @ ON9)
[The Forge] Gypsy Bangles

[Cynful] Bloom Blouse (*new* @ C88)
[Cynful] Bloom Skirt (*new* @ C88)
Garbaggio // Charlotte Sandals (*new* @ ON9)

pose: FOXCITY. Cutiepie-4 (*new* @ ON9)
place: Winter Moon