Posted in Apple Fall, DOUX, Events, FaMESHed, Fashion, Kustom9, Legacy, Lelutka, Second Life, Self Reflection, shoes, shopping, skin, Uber SL, vinyl, [BREATHE]

a beautiful conversation about life

I was hanging out with some of my favorite people last night and one of them made a comment about “lazy homeless” people. I quickly jumped on the defensive. As I have been homeless on a number of occasions in my 20s and there was nothing lazy about my situation. Of course, I encountered loads of other homeless people during those times. I had to explain that while there are some people that simply don’t want to be responsible members of society. However, the bulk of the homeless people I encountered were anything but lazy. As being homeless is not an easy way to live. People that live in shelters must abide by an excess of rules put in place to keep things as orderly as possible. There are curfews and requirements one must continuously make to continue their stay and many shelters have limitations on how long people can reside there. I don’t have specific numbers, but I’d dare say that the majority of homeless people have not chosen that lifestyle as their preferred method of existence. Plus there are far more living without shelter. That is NOT an easy way to live. Its beyond dangerous. Once a person is homeless, it is safe to say that getting back on your feet is ridiculously hard. As I pointed out to my friend, what is the first thing you do the morning of a job interview? Shower, right? If you have no home, you have no shower and probably don’t have much in the way of a clean nice outfit to wear.
Anyway, the point is, don’t be so quick to judge people in situations you can’t begin to understand. Turns out that one of the other people there had also experienced homelessness and was glad that I spoke up. Meanwhile, our uninformed friend was enlightened and apologized. I didn’t find the apology necessary, but it was appreciated. I was especially glad that we were all able to have such a beautiful conversation about life without hate or disgust. I won’t name them, because too many private matters were discussed and only my part of the story is mine to tell. I suspect they might read this and because they might I want to give them to know something. I love you and I’m so grateful for your friendship. I look forward to getting to know you even better in the years to come. ♥

Clearly that has nothing to do with the photo. So, I’d like to add that if you have not gotten the Spring Decocrate, this set from Serenity Style is worth getting it, just for this set. Even if you didn’t pre order it, its worth the price. Go grab yours. I have to pay full price, too, cuz I forgot to pre order…lol. You’ll also notice I’m wearing the new Lost Girl dress from Vinyl. This is the first dress Vinyl has released in ages and its so cute! AND it goes perfectly with these new wedges that Breathe released at the Arcade! So get out your wallets, its time to go shopping!!

a beautiful conversation about life

hair: DOUX – Lucy hairstyle @ LEVEL
head: LeLUTKA Nova Head 2.5
body: [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) Special Edition (1.3)
skin: PUMEC — SARAH @ Kustom9
tattoo: *Bolson / Tattoo – Antheia @ Anthem

VINYL – Lost Girl Dress @ Uber
[BREATHE]-Mizuko Wedges @ Arcade

pose: Ana Poses – Saturday Night 8 @ Arcade

Scarlet Creative Charlotte’s Corner House Boat or Cabin

outside: Serenity Style– Eggs Farm Backdrop @ Uber Hometown

Serenity Style-Spring Colors Breakfast Set for Decocrate Spring
-Serenity Style- Spring Colors Breakfast Table
-Serenity Style- Spring Colors Breakfast Tray [LINKED]
-Serenity Style- Spring Colors Breakfast Chairs (blue, pink, yellow, & green)

Serenity Style– Vintage Treasures – Doors
Serenity Style- Vintage Treasures – Bookshelf

..::THOR::.. Think Green Gacha Set @ Arcade
-..::THOR::.. Hanging Crate
-..::THOR::.. Organic Hanging Tote
-..::THOR::.. Vintage Table Fan – Mint
-..::THOR::.. Greenhouse Stool – Cream
-..::THOR::.. Owl & Books
-..::THOR::.. Vintage Watering Can – Mint

  1. Apple Fall Blanket Curio
    Apple Fall Books – Arrangement 7
    Apple Fall Books – Arrangement 8
    Apple Fall Books – Arrangement 10
    West Village Sculpted Turtle – Verdigris

Di’Cor Snail Figurine @ FaMESHed

dust bunny . quirky planters 2 . kitty planter
dust bunny . quirky planters 3 . rainbow planter

Ariskea[Marguerite] Pitcher Flowers – Pale @ Anthem

[Fetch] Spring Treats – Bun Mug RARE @ Arcade

MADRAS Ooty Turtle Tea Pot Seafoam

CHEZ MOI Sleepy Kitty @ Arcade
CHEZ MOI Plant Vase 1,2, & 3 @ Arcade

The Loft & ARIA – Branwyn Rug

tarte. hanging trailing jade plant

{vespertine} hanging succulents. – string of pearls

Posted in Blueberry, breathe, Events, FaMESHed, Fashion, Glam Affair, Home Decor, Second Life, Uber SL, unKindness

like a shark

“I do not believe that all books will or should migrate onto screens: as Douglas Adams once pointed out to me, more than 20 years before the Kindle showed up, a physical book is like a shark. Sharks are old: there were sharks in the ocean before the dinosaurs. And the reason there are still sharks around is that sharks are better at being sharks than anything else is. Physical books are tough, hard to destroy, bath-resistant, solar-operated, feel good in your hand: they are good at being books, and there will always be a place for them.”
― Neil Gaiman

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hair: DOUX – Carla hairstyle
head: LeLUTKA Lake Head 1.2
eyes:  [Heaux] Piper Eyes @ Anthem
body: [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) (1.2)
skin: [Glam Affair]  LIllian Skin [ Lelutka ] @ Uber

Rebel Gal – Charm Necklace
Blueberry – Authentic – Tucked In Top
Blueberry – Authentic – Jeans
[BREATHE]-Tamika Heels @ FaMESHed

pose: – space cadet  – tea time

scene:
Scarlet Creative Tulum Resort @ FaMESHed

DRD Boho armoir

uK – Boho Summer Chairw/Blanket Color
uK – Boho Summer Table Color
uK – Boho Summer Pillow Crate Color

dust bunny . tropical delights . chicken wraps @ Anthem

[Rezz Room] British Shorthair Jumping

.:Bee Designs:. Summer Fun Gacha Swimming Shark

Posted in Bueno, Events, Fashion, Glam Affair, Home Decor, Kustom9, Legacy, Lelutka, Second Life, {le fil casse}

The Clearest Summer

“Another secret of the universe: Sometimes pain was like a storm that came out of nowhere. The clearest summer could end in a downpour. Could end in lightning and thunder.”
― Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

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avatar:
hair:  Stealthic – Embers
head: LeLUTKA Lake Head 1.2
body: [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) (1.2)
skin: [Glam Affair] Bia Skin [ Lelutka ] @ Kustom9

BUENO-Ari Shirt-Fatpack @ Uber
{le fil casse} Sage Printed Shorts
Little Fox – Aghata platform heels

pose: Lyrium. Sky Gazing Series @ Equal10

scene: 
building: Scarlet Creative Carnaval 2

..::THOR::.. Beachin’ Pack @ Summerfest
..::THOR::.. Beachin’ Wooden Surf – fat pack exclusive
..::THOR::.. Beachin’ Wooden Chair Mix1
..::THOR::.. Beachin’ Tote Bag
..::THOR::.. Beachin’ Drink – fat pack exclusive – rez

Ariskea[Acai] Bohemian Pillow [Mustard]

[Commoner] THC Gummies / Beach Bliss @ Summerfest

DISORDERLY. / Smooth Summer / Strawberry Smoothie / Decor @ Summerfest

Granola. Farah Bird Of Paradise Planter. @ Equal10

[Merak] – Coastal Tray @ Summerfest

.peaches. Coira’s Summer Bash Noodle Pile @ Summerfest

tarte. dock cushion – lace

(Fundati) Ivy Leaves

 

Posted in Bueno, Collabor88, Dahlia, Events, Home Decor, Quasi, Reign, Second Life, The Liaison Collaborative, unKindness

Let the Stories Unfold

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

In honor of the quote and all the designers that have pieces in this setting, I leave you to explore, as there are many stories to be told, if you simply open your mind and let the stories unfold.

classic

Fancy Decor: Faline set (*new* @ C88)
-Fancy Decor: Faline Sofa – Tapestry
-Fancy Decor: Faline Wall Panel (gold)
-Fancy Decor: Faline End Table (gold & white)
-Fancy Decor: Faline Handled Bowl
-Fancy Decor: Faline Coffee Table (gold & white)
-Fancy Decor: Faline Candlestick
-Fancy Decor: Faline Armchair – Tapestry

Fancy Decor: Bonham Rug

16 Fancy Decor: Van Gogh Sketch

Quasi – Lovers 3D Art Piece

uK – Gothic Mannequin (B) (*neew* @ TFC)

Mutresse-Shortie Cats (*new* @ Arcade)

Dahlia – Joanna’s – Macaroon Box (*new* @ AuLovely)
Dahlia – Joanna’s – Macaroons – Set 2 D
Dahlia – Joanna’s – Metal Serving Tray – Gold

Dahlia – Concetta – RoseTea Tin – White (*new* @ TLC)
Dahlia – Concetta – Closed – Tea Tin – Gold

Dahlia – Piper’s Handbag – RARE .01
Dahlia – Piper’s Handbag Gacha – Sunglasses & Candy .04
Dahlia – Piper’s Handbag Gacha – Lipstick, mascara & Cream .05
Dahlia – Piper’s Handbag Gacha – Perfume & Lipgloss .06
Dahlia – Piper’s Handbag Gacha – Compacts & Foundation .07

Dahlia – Curious – Sparkle Bottle – Blue
Dahlia – Curious – Sparkle Bottle – Teal
Dahlia – Curious – Sparkle Bottle – Red

Dahlia – Mayza – Clutch

REIGN.- PLANNER- GIRL BOSS (DECOR)- #17

Can’t Even — Golden Vase with Twigs

tres blah– Jolie – Golden Hand
-tb- Bon Voyage – Books
-tres blah- Pampered – Bouquet
-tres blah- Jolie – Train Case

Apt B // Hello Billy – Hatboxes

[ zerkalo ] Hidden Gems – Square Box

Scarlet Creative The Arcade Sep 15 – Greenwich Telephone

8f8 – Mange Destin 06 – Rich chocolate truffles

BUENO-Wallet-Cream

DIGS – Hand-Rolled Smoking Decor

*YS&YS* Holborn Hanging Ivy

[Schultz Bros.] 13. Chandelier

hive // macrame hanging plant . white

15.erratic / coc – dragonfly jar

PILOT – Hanging Planter [White]

striped mocha – hanging lotuses – gold

Posted in Apple Fall, Culprit, Events, FaMESHed, Home Decor, Second Life, shopping

Dreams of Time

“Ocean is more ancient than the mountains, and freighted with the memories and the dreams of time.”  H. P. Lovecraft

Dreams of Time

scene:
Scarlet Creative Oceania Beach House

Culprit Mojave Set  (*new* @ FaMESHed)
_Culprit Mojave Bed
_Culprit Mojave Bedside Table
_Culprit Mojave Lamp
_Culprit Mojave Trunk
_Culprit Mojave Succulent
_Culprit Tasty Macarons
_Culprit Hot Chocolate B&W
_Culprit Hot Chocolate Willow

Apple Fall Althea Rug – Antique Light

RSD Pouf PG

Granola. Carmella Vintage Shell Print1. (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Granola. Carmella Vintage Shell Print2. (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Granola. Carmella Bird Of Paradise. (*new* @ FaMESHed)

Sheppard Hanging Plant CHEZ MOI
Sheppard Hanging Plant CHEZ MOI 1

Kalopsia – Lily’s Hanging flowers

-ATTIC- Hanging Sack Couch Plain

hive // macrame hanging plant . stone

Trompe Loeil – Geonna Hanging Lantern

Dutchie cafe table with tulips (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Dutchie backgammon decor (*new* @ FaMESHed)

(fd) Cat – 03 Sitting Lazy
(fd) Cat – 02 Sleeping Curled
(fd) Cat – 11 Sitting
(fd) Cat – 05 Curled On Back
(fd) Cat – 13 Standing Up

Posted in Cosmopolitan, Death Row Designs, FaMESHed, Fancy Decor, Fashion, Gingerfish Poses, Jian, RunAway Hair, Scandalize, Second Life, shopping, Uber SL, unKindness

Oh Deer

When I was putting this scene together, I couldn’t help but get lost as I was thrown down memory lane. Earlier this year, I lost my aunt. I shouldn’t say I lost her, because to be honest, I didn’t really like her. My mom lost her sister. My mom was and still is quite heartbroken. While I didn’t like my aunt very much, there were things I liked about her. I loved visiting her for a few days at a time, because she lived on a mountain in the hills of West Virginia. I know, I know, but seriously, its a beautiful state, especially in the fall when the leaves are so vibrant. I loved being so enveloped in mother nature. There were deer that would come into her yard every night as the sun was going down and you never knew when you’d see a bear lurking about looking for apples. My aunt was especially gullible and I even had her hunting ghost orbs in the Catholic cemetery at the bottom of the mountain once. *laughs* Her home was rustic and so far removed from modern society to include dial up internet as it was all she could get where she lived.
I didn’t agree with her views on life, religion, or politics. I didn’t think she was a very nice person, but there we managed to share some funny moments. Like the time we mouthed words to each other and made my mother think she was going deaf. She fought hard the last few years of her life and finally couldn’t fight anymore. I understood that and I admired her decision to tell her family she was done fighting. To say goodbye and let her go. I know that took a lot of courage for her, considering how close she was to her children and how much she loved her husband. I dedicate this post to her, even though she has never approved of me, my lifestyle, my beliefs, etc. *laughs*

oh deer

wearing:
hair:  [RA] Rachel Hair (*new* @ FaMESHed)
head: CATWA HEAD Tala
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
Scandalize. Megan (*new* @ Cosmopolitan)

pose: GingerFish Poses – Sour Times (*new* @ Darkness Monthly)

scene:
llorisen // simeon lodge (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Trompe Loeil – Keithia Bed Dark  (*new* @ FaMESHed)
+Half-Deer+ Favorite Sweater Clutter – ALL – Draped Over
DRD gg rug brown
*Shabby* Boho Vintage Chest
Scarlet Creative The Arcade Sep 15 – Greenwich Telephone
dust bunny . bunny alarm clock . brown
23- 8f8 – primavera in Toscana Wall Lamp
uK – Simply Said Karma RARE (*new* @ Gacha Gardens)
dust bunny . spotted begonia
BALACLAVA!! Books [horizontal A]
!! Follow US !! Safety dog with pants
Apt B // Hello Billy – Hatboxes
!gO! SteamTeddy +Mad+
[ zerkalo ] Hidden Gems – Dress Form
Kalopsia – Curtaina – Chevron Beige
[ zerkalo ] Pile of books 2
Fancy Decor: Hasting Bench (white) (*new* @ Uber)
Fancy Decor: Open Book (*new* @ Uber)
Fancy Decor: Rain Boots (*new* @ Uber)
Second Spaces – snow day books – messy stack
[ zerkalo ] Pile of books 3
[ zerkalo ] Pile of books 1
[Black Bantam] Puppies At Play (*new* @ Chapter Four)
DRD – Series 01 – Floor Lamp – Light2.
*MSS* Garden Party Hanging Wicker Ball Natural

outside:
JIAN Fallow Deer Buck & Doe (*new* @ FaMESHed)
LB_Conifer.v2{Seasons}

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.

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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 Events, Home Decor, Second Life, shopping

Hope

Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness. Desmond Tutu
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I was talking with a couple of dear friends, Kess & Tackett,  this evening about positive attitudes vs negative attitudes. How draining it is to be around someone that absolutely insists on seeing the negative to every situation. As I put this scene together, I was thinking about how difficult it can be at times to remain positive. I remembered this quote and while it took me a while to find it, I knew this was going to be the premise for this post.

hope2I think with all the wretched news flooding social media these days, its important that we not lose hope for humanity. In the face of all the evil and adversity going on, we’ve got to remember that there are still some exceptionally wonderful people in this world and to put in my friend Tracy’s words, “They’re doing amazing shit!” While her wording is very casual, its certainly to the point and I like it. Plus, there’s a little inside joke for all the people that were at Kess’ Blithe set today. Which brings me back to my point…sorta.
I believe that most of us come to Second Life seeking some form of joy. (If you’re seeking misery just watch the news and leave the rest of us alone, would ya?) You see all forms of legitimate fundraising across the grid, whether its building a school in Africa, relay for life, or something more personal, such as The Book of Daniel event. This is proof that there are incredible individuals all around the world. So, losing hope? No, I will not lose hope, because I encounter amazing people doing amazing shit ever day. To all the amazing people out there..regardless of your contribution..shopping or creating, or both…I thank you….thank you for keeping hope alive. ♥

wearing:
[monso] My Hair – Sungso (*new* @ Collabor88)
CATWA HEAD Dyana
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
~ChicModa~ Hope Cami/Tank  (*new* @ The Book of Daniel)
**RE** Cora Harness
::HH:: Hucci Rostock Skirt – Midnight
Shoes: Italiano HIGHNESS Black

scene:
house: Scarlet Creative Moon Rise Cottage
10 Fancy Decor: Ramses Wall Panel (*new* @ The Arcade)
01 Fancy Decor: Ramses Armchair RARE (*new* @ The Arcade)
Fancy Decor: Nesting Tables (gold) (*new* @ Limit8)
Fancy Decor: Herringbone Frame (*new* @ Limit8)
Fancy Decor: Wire Frame (*new* @ Limit8)
Fancy Decor: Wire Crystal Candle (August Luxe Box)
Fancy Decor: Potted Aloe
Fancy Decor: Chain Lamp
JIAN Countryside Collies :: Family Rug

Posted in Fashion, Home Decor, Second Life

My Memory

Your memory is a monster; you forget – it doesn’t. It simply files things away. It keeps things for you, or hides things from you – and summons them to your recall with a will of its own. You think you have a memory; but it has you! John Irving
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I can’t help but wonder if an Elephant’s memory plays such tricks. I’ve long envied the memory that elephants are known for possessing. However, after doing a little reading I found out that while they have a great memory, they have poor eyesight. What a trade!
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These pictures are something I’ve thought of doing for a while and just didn’t get around to it, because….well, I forgot, okay? Sue me. There have been so many shinies and so many amazing events. My inventory is a complete mess and so is my head. So, prepare yourself for a great many posts mixing new, recent, and older items as I attempt to sort this all out. In the meantime, I will do my best to put them together in ways that will please the eye and inspire your own beautiful ensembles.
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wearing:
TRUTH HAIR Dune –  light blondes (*new* @ Uber)
CATWA HEAD Dyana
IKON Triumph Eyes – Silverleaf
.DirtyStories. Lorelia Headchain
.aisling. Aspasia – Earrings (Gold)
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
Birdy – Boho – Bikini – Aqua
**RE** Zaria Bracelets
Kibitz – Rosie rings – gold
Zaara : Raksha Body jewelry *FATPACK* [arms, belly, thighs, & ankles] (*new* @ Uber)

decor:
Birdy – Boho – Adult Elephant Aqua
:CP: Delilah Blossom Rugs
:CP: Boho Dreamtime Chandelier
:CP: Boho Dreamtime Hammock
:CP: Desert Rose Paisley Pouffe (*new* @ Uber)

build: Scarlet Creative Alaouite Skybox Prefab Luxebox June
poses: GingerFish