Posted in Bueno, Collabor88, Events, Fashion, fri.day, Kustom9, Second Life, Self Reflection, shopping, Uber SL, {le fil casse}

Talk Derby to Me

Talk Derby to Me

Once upon a time…like a decade plus ago, I was involved with the local roller derby girls in my real life. Oh don’t be daft, my ass was not a derby girl. Let me explain. I was editor of my college newspaper, so I was always on the hunt for a good story that the readers might find interesting. Well, it just so happened that my boss’s daughter was the captain of the new local roller derby team. I scheduled an interview and before I knew it I was hooked. I was going to all of their matches and a my assistant editor had joined up! It was a brutal, but incredibly sexy sport.
I was telling Josh about it when I was taking this picture and he didn’t anything about it. So, I went to YouTube in search of some examples and it seems the rules have changed quite a bit since my days of hanging out with derby girls. However, in the event that you, too, are not aware of what it is or would just like to check it out, I’ve found a video of highlights that I enjoyed called Roller Derby-The Mad Whirl!  Perhaps, you will, too. Either way, I’m loving all the skating pictures that are about on the blogs and Flickr at the moment, because it is really taking me down a pretty awesome memory lane. So, here’s the video. If you watch it, you’ll probably see where I got the title for this post.

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wearing:
hairpr!tty – Yuri – -Windy
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: Glam Affair – Felicity – Catwa Mesh Head Applier – Jamaica (*new* @ C88)
facepaint: [LF] Native Paint 3 CATWA Applier
::SG:: GellyLips Catwa and Classi SL Heads
tattoo: [White~Widow] MatchPoint (*new* @ Uber)

::TI:: Grunge Face straps – Black Silver
.random.Matter. – Cermet Collar – Do Not Feed [Black]
BUENO-Rucy Top (*new* @ Kustom9)
{le fil casse} Minnie Skirt (*new* in Cutie Loot May)
fri. – Footless Socks (Athletic) (*new* @ Rewind)

pose by Di’s Opera

Astralia – Vintage backgrounds (Roller Rink) RARE (*new* @ Rewind)
REIGN.-  DERBY SKATES BAG- #13

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

My Wish

We all have our own life to pursue, our own kind of dream to be weaving, and we all have the power to make wishes come true, as long as we keep believing. Louisa May Alcott

Tis the season to be hopeful, despite it all, right? Its been a wild year, I think we can all atest to that, but we have the power within ourselves to make 2017 a better year. I wish it for us all, because 2016 has been one helluva doozy! So, while people are making their Christmas wish lists and deciding on which resolutions they’re going to make and break, I’m resolving to improve my life on various levels and I’m wishing a better year for us all!

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And based on the way the last few days have gone, with the exception of one psycho neighbor in RL, I believe…I believe we can all have a better year. To get you started, Cynful is about to release the accurately named Wish Dress and she’s created a matching necklace that can be purchased separately…it will be coming your way at the next Collabor88. This dress is wish come true, cuz I can’t think of a sexier dress to wear as I celebrate the holidays. Just so happens that Reign has these adorable Glitteratii heels that are a perfect accidental match!

MINA Hair – Farah
CATWA HEAD Gwen
^^Swallow^^ Ears Elf HD
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
**CC** – Firefly Sprinkles Aura (Glittery) (add to wear!)
[Cynful] Wish Necklace Set (*new* @ Collabor88)
[Cynful] Wish Dress (*new* @ Collabor88)
REIGN.- GLITTERATII HEELS

poses by Bauhaus Movement
location Elysium City of Templemore

Posted in Events, Fashion, Home Decor, Second Life, shopping

All That Glitters Is Not Gold

We’ve all heard the age old adage that all that glitters is not gold, but sometimes it IS! Just like the night I was scrolling through Facebook and found a reminder to check out N21. Oh man, I had almost forgotten! Thank you Mandala for not only reminding but tempting me with this adorable Origami necklace and earrings set! So, I’m making my way around N21 and not only do I find the Origami set, but the glittering beauty that is this super fun LuLu Dress from Tres Blah! Well, it was like a sign and it did glitter and there was a gold…naturally the rebel in me was determined to have my gold and glitter, too! I knew I had some gold shoes and eagerly put them on only to find that they were actually TOO gold, so I dug around and wouldn’t you know it, I discovered some a bonus color hud in the pack with these shoes and BOOM…a perfect match was born!
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So, here it is…glittering, gold, and fabulous. No sooner do I have my outfit put together, complete with dancing particle glitter, and decide to do this blog than I get word that Fancy Decor has done metallic pumpkins for Fifty Linden Friday and is leaving them out through Sunday! I quickly grab the orange and gold for my pictures and here we are…I’m feeling a bit like Queen Midas if I say so myself.
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Ohh, where is my crown? Ah well, can’t blame a girl for getting distracted with all these shinies and forgetting something!

So here are the deets!

wearing:
hair: .LeLutka.A-NV-0001.
CATWA HEAD Gwen
CATWA Mesh Eyes
Glam Affair – Pia Applier ( Catwa / Tumble ) America 02
Izzie’s – Glitter Make-Up
LUXE. Choi Lip Ring Gold
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
**CC** Mother Nature Aura (Tangerine)
**RE**  Surya Tattoo – Common – Gold
[MANDALA]ORIGAMI Rooster -(necklace & earrings) (*new* @N21)
Kibitz – Zaris bracelets – gold
Kibitz – Rosie rings – gold
-tres blah- Lulu Dress – Sparkly Autumn (*new* @N21)
REIGN.– POSIE GLADIATOR HEELS- MEGA PACK

scene:
MG – H&G – Curtains – Silk Pools
11 Fancy Decor: Ramses Side Table (black)
Fancy Decor: Metallic Orange Pumpkin
Fancy Decor: Gold Pumpkin

poses by Tracy Redangel

Posted in Events, Fashion, Home Decor, Second Life, shopping

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark

Most of my friends will be quick to tell you that I have a very twisted sense of humor and a fit of giggles is often followed by extreme coughing as I often laugh so hard that I forget to breathe…and yes, on a few occasions I’ve passed out from laughing too hard.

muertos3I recently got quite tickled over phrases that can and often do sound dirtier in my head than they’re originally intended. One example is, “Things go bump in the night.” Even now I have the stupid little grin on my face, because all I can think is, “They do if you’re lucky!” As I was taking these pictures with the adorable little “dia de los muertos” pillow in the background I kept thinking about silly crass remarks like, “Killed it!” Which led to a series of much more disturbing thoughts that I won’t even begin to share.
*sneezes in Nish’ direction*            Oh! Excuse me!

This is one of the things I actually like about myself and I don’t think we acknowledge our good traits enough. Sure, we’ll put ourselves down and some of us can even accept a compliment, others not even that. How are we supposed to convince other people that we admire their qualities if we can’t even acknowledge our own? I don’t mean go bragging about something you can do. I mean personality traits. I have a wicked sense of humor and I enjoy it. While I know its not for everyone and is often ill-timed, I happen to think I’m pretty darn funny….most of the time. I’m no comedian, but I sure amuse myself and that counts for something, right? I realize there’s a fine line here. Some will go about telling the world how nice they are and how generous they are, but honestly…that’s not at all what I mean.  I’m thinking more along the lines of traits you essentially live with. How you are when you’re all alone with yourself. Are you kind to yourself? Do you make yourself laugh? Can you love yourself? (with the Hitachi, Nikole!) Have you pampered yourself lately? Why wait for the kindness, humor, love, and attention from someone else? Show yourself a good time!

muertosAnd I can’t even get through all that positive affirmation stuff without the dirty thoughts and yes, I’m quite sure it has nothing to do with my booty being on display. Okay, fair enough, the pictures probably don’t help, but hey, you’re still reading!
Yeah, so love yourself however you see fit, but do love yourself, even the dark and twisted parts of yourself. Cuz I’ve got to somehow tie this all back to the title I gave this post and really don’t want to change…so appreciate your weirdness and don’t be afraid of the dark.

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I should really try to get more sleep before writing this stuff, huh? Get the lights will ya? Thanks….zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…oh…*snorts*…deets….below…zzzzzzz.

wearing:
TRUTH HAIR Debra –  variety
CATWA HEAD Gwen
IKON Hope Eyes – Ice
MG – Necklace – Raisa
Slink Physique Mesh Body Hourglass
[HoR] Rule Bodysuit (*new* @ Swank)
Blueberry – Blaire Skirt  (*new* @ Collabor88)
REIGN.– CLASSIC JANE HEELS AND STOCKINGS (*new* @ Collabor88)

scene:
:CP: Waltzer Chair Muertos (*new* @ TMD)
Maxi Gossamer – H&G – Curtains (*new* @ FaMESHed)
poses by Bauhaus Movement

Posted in Fashion, Home Decor, Landscaping, Second Life

Tea Party? Nah! Let’s drink wine!

“Welcome to the Tea Party
Want to be my VIP?
You didn’t RSVP
That’s ok, that’s ok
Welcome to the Tea Party (oh oh, oh oh)
Want to be my VIP?”
~Kerli “Tea Party

Ok, so when I first saw the Garden Soiree Set by unKindness at Collabor88, I immediately had the above mentioned song in my head. I knew I had to have a little gathering of my roommates for a photo. Anyone that knows my crew, knows that we’re not exactly tea drinkers…so it had to be a wine party, right? Well, imagine getting five very creative and strong personalities together, suggesting a theme and giving them some freedom to express themselves…yeah, madness ensued.

tea eh wine partyI am very fortunate that they let me believe I had any sense of control while shooting these photos or that I had any influence at all over their outfits. I said, “Go for it…be bizarre…be creative.” I should have known that Rom would show up in his favorite boots. Tracy, of course, shows up in as little as possible. Afterall, “Tracy’s flickr” is our favorite answer to all Cards Against Humanity questions (try it, it works). When I told them to hop on the pose stands I had filled with poses from Del May, Grace immediately asked if she could be passed out on the table. It only seemed natural that she would be, so I had to say yes. I knew the minute I saw the dress from sYs that I’d be wearing it for the party and when Sino saw it, he quickly put together his own stunning look.
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Being surrounded by friends this way was amazing and I’m not sure I can even begin to explain the conversations we had while I shot these photos, but I can’t recommend the experience enough. I know we all gather at clubs and dance to our favorite DJs. That is so much fun in its own right, but please if you’ve never done it…have a party at home with your closest friends. Ask them to dress in theme and break out the cameras, because THIS?
Yeah, in almost 10 years on the grid, these types of little parties have always been my favorite. We might not have been genuinely drunk in real life, but we sure were high on life and I’m so grateful that I was able to catch this madness on virtual film. Even when things went a bit haywire with my poses stands, the fun continued.
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The Garden Soiree Set inspires the oncoming of fall and it just so happens that its mine and Tracy’s favorite season…no, that has nothing to do with the fact that both our birthdays are in October…pssshaw! Its the time of pumpkins, caramel apples, cinnamon candles, hot cocoa…ok, lots of apple things…Halloween…falling leaves…all sorts of good stuffs! So, we got a little excited…and its really a very lovely set, despite the madness represented here. All the credits for the peeps and the scene are listed below, to make it easier a brief description of who is who is first.
Sady (moi) is the one sitting on a stacked set of benches, all the way on the left.
Grace is that voluptuous woman on the table.
Rom is the man on the table…the one with the sexy boots.
Sino is our dapper soldierish captain man in the front.
Tracy is the half naked one in the mask, sorry, Tracy….guess that mask didn’t do you much good there.

Sady is wearing:
hair: Tableau Vivant \\ Sari hair (*new* @ Collabor88)
*LODE* Head Accessory – Leila [brown]
CATWA HEAD Destiny
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
erratic / cuffs / gold
[MANDALA]Sinra Rings Season2 (*new* @ Collabor88)
[sYs] TRIANON dress (fitted & body mesh) – royal (*new* @ Collabor88)
REIGN.- Olympus Heels  (*new* @ Collabor88)

Grace is wearing:
hair:[sYs] SHINZO hair  (*new* @ Collabor88)
CATWA HEAD Dyana
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
[MANDALA]Sinra Rings Season2 (*new* @ Collabor88)
Rowne.Damir Sheer Dress (*new* @ Collabor88)
[VALE KOER] CRUEL HEELS (*new* @ Collabor88)

Rom is wearing:
hair: [NO!Project]  Kellen
.::SAMURAI::.. Cyrus Mesh Head
^^Swallow^^ Ears Goth BLACK
Bokeh – Monacle
[Deadwool] Moustache
[NikotiN]   Cigarette_ Damier
Slink Physique MALE Mesh Body
UC_leather_harness_black_men_Slink
[House of Ruby] Shine Thong for Him – Gold
::GB:: Metallic nail  Gloves
::GB::Silver wand
BTTB eir heels – black – male SLINK

Sino is wearing:
(epia) – Modern Officer Cap
#TheMeshProject (BETA) Head(m) – Moody
**RE** Savage Ear Piercings
.:E.A.Studio:. Piercing Bare Code Gold
**RE** Keal Nose Chains – Male
[CX] Venom Septum
[The Forge] Iron Clad Collar
#TheMeshProject (BETA) Deluxe Body
[The Forge] Iron Clad Pauldrons
.random.Matter. & Le Morte – Aeson Gloves
**RE** Savage Claws & Rings
[CX] Carnal Rings
GizzA – Embroidered Outfit – Jacket
GizzA – Embroidered Outfit – Pants
Razor/// Dread Boots

Tracy is wearing:
hair:[LeLutka]-MALEFICENT tresses
CATWA HEAD Annie
.ET. L’odeur du cuir Bunny Mask Black
=Zenith=Muted Coven Collar
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
.aisling. Sofia Chestlace
erratic / scarlett – bra
erratic / scarlett – panty
Baiastice_Velvet long gloves
erratic / cuffs / gold
REIGN.- POINTED TOE BOOTS

ALL poses are by Del May any editing was done using AnyPose

Scene:
part one…landscaping (done by Luis Lockjaw)
=EliBaily= Ivy
{vespertine – tile skipping path/plain}
[we’re CLOSED] white flowers
{vespertine– old wooden fence/browns dots}
[we’re CLOSED] tree 1C bare
Skye Land Forms
*alirium* DwarfForest [OldGold]

part two…table (set up by me)
unKindness: uK- Garden Soiree Benches (*new* @ Collabor88)
unKindness: uK – Garden Soiree Table (*new* @ Collabor88)
*LODE*Decor – Snapdragon Vase Big [dark violet]
unKindness: uK – Garden Soiree Place Settings (*new* @ Collabor88)
BAZAR Paris – Wine bottle spilled

 

Posted in Fashion, Home Decor, Second Life

Southern Fried

One place I’ve always wanted to visit is the desert. To go out West and see the sun setting over a sea of endless sand. I love that not only can I visit a place like that in sl, but I can actually create one myself. Thanks the amazing designers across the grid. It hasn’t been in the cards for me to visit the West in RL, and that’s okay. I’ve seen a lot of amazing places and met tons of amazing people from all over the world, not just in SL, either.

southern friedThe farthest West I’ve ever been would be Louisiana or Missouri, I’m sure and while I might not make it to the Grand Canyon or even Texas, what I can do is combine my pale skin with the love of the SouthWest to create the perfect oasis getaway right in Second Life. There are so many amazing events going on right now, but you’ll notice that most of the items shows here are from TLC and the theme is fantastic.
This past weekend, I was able to do combine both worlds without leaving the South and I’ve returned home like the chicken we’re so famous for, FRIED. I am so red I’m almost purple. Yes, I am as pale in real life as my avatar in Second Life. I had the best girls’ weekend getaway with two amazing ladies from SL, Blondie & Nikole. I was welcomed with big, warm hugs and a happy home. We spent almost an entire day in the pool and let me tell you, it was worth every OUCH I’m experiencing now as a result of my sunburn.

Southern Fried (cu)

While I recover from my real life getaway, why don’t you join me on the grid for some retail therapy?

wearing:
hair: +Spellbound+ Warrior
CATWA HEAD Dyana
[Buzz] Elysium Eyes – Ice
Zaara : Sarika feather earrings
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
Blueberry – Celeste – Top
Blueberry – Celeste – Skirt
**RE** Zaria Bracelets
REIGN.– KENDALL HEELS

poses: oOo Studios

scene:
build: uK  – Our Little Oasis (*new* @ The Liaison Collaborative)
.:Bee Designs:. Southwestern Gacha Ottoman 2 (*new* @ The Liaison Collaborative)
_i7_empowerment stones (*new* @ The Liaison Collaborative)
.:Bee Designs:. Southwestern Gacha Pair of vases 1 (*new* @ The Liaison Collaborative)
DIGS – Almut Hanging Terrarium – Cactus
[Commoner] The Murphy Collection / Potted Cactus
_i7_feather on the wall_3 (*new* @ The Liaison Collaborative)
DIGS – Almut Terrarium – Cactus
Ariskea[GypsySoul] DreamCatcher [1] (*new* @ The Liaison Collaborative)
.:Bee Designs:. Southwestern Gacha Cactus with lights 1 (*new* @ The Liaison Collaborative)
.:Bee Designs:. Southwestern Gacha Vase (*new* @ The Liaison Collaborative)
.:Bee Designs:. Southwestern Gacha Ladder 1 (*new* @ The Liaison Collaborative)
:CP: Lincoln Potted Cacti Sea
_i7_feather on the wall_1 (*new* @ The Liaison Collaborative)
.:Bee Designs:. Southwestern Gacha Vase (*new* @ The Liaison Collaborative)
_i7_strait tsunaluga_black//white (*new* @ The Liaison Collaborative)
[Commoner] The Murphy Collection / Potted Cactus