Posted in Chic Moda, Events, FaMESHed, Fashion, Mina Hair, N21, Phedora, Red Fish, Second Life, Self Reflection, shoes, shopping, Uber SL, {le fil casse}

Smoke Break

We all know smoking is bad for you and there’s not a smoker on the planet that hasn’t had some goofball walk up to them while smoking and say, “Those things will kill you.” I don’t know if they think they’re being funny, helpful, or if they genuinely lack the brain power to come up with something more original and less insulting. I can’t imagine anyone has ever been mid cigarette, heard those words and been like, “Oh shit, let me put this out and stop then!” Well, I mean, did they actually do it and mean it? *laughs* Cuz I have done that to a few people just to see the look on their faces, but I never stopped smoking because someone said that to me.
In fact, it has been smoke breaks that got me closer to people. At my last job, there were people I never saw except when smoking. It was a form of networking and I loved it. You see, it just didn’t matter what job you had, how high up or menial your job…you had to go outside to smoke and there were designated areas. Even at home, I’m more apt to speak to one of my neighbors if we are both outside smoking.
If it wasn’t such a wretched habit, I’d recommend that everyone do it for those very reasons. Alas, I continue to struggle with my nicotine addiction. For me, there’s just nothing quite like holding a cigarette between my fingers, taking a long hit, and exhaling those tendrils of smoke. Sometimes, I do get so disgusted with the negative aspects of smoking that I go back to vaping and maybe one day I will successfully quit, but for now…*takes a long draw off a cigarette and blows the smoke at her screen*…I’m a smoker.

smoke break

Josh is wearing:
Modulus – Pavel Hair – Browns
[i.mesh] – Hairbase#1 BROWN (hud) – CATWA applier
CATWA HEAD Daniel
.:E.A.Studio:. Box Ears Falling Star
VYC – Neat Scruff Beard HD *GIFT*
Slink Physique Male Mesh Body
DAPPA – Pharaoh Tattoo.
**RE** ReVoX Aros Couple Bracelet – Male
[sYs] NISSA tank (Male body mesh) – black (*new* @MOM)
Costarlos skinny jean black
= REBELLION = “KNOX” BOOTS

his pose: !bang – homme 006M

Sady is wearing:
hairMINA – Suzi (*new* @ FaMESHed)
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
tattoo: RedFish – Own Beauty tattoo (*new* @ Kinky)
*PROMAGIC* Sanskriti – Black Armlets
**RE** ReVoX Aros Couple Bracelet – Female
ChicModa / Hazel
{le fil casse} Sienna Skirt (*new* @ N21)
Phedora ~  Ancora Sandals (*new* @ Uber)

pose: FOXCITY. Night Owl-1m cigarette included

SAYO – Biscayne Backdrops – Miami Lights (*new* @ Epiphany)

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.
Unexplored
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.
unexplored2
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

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.
tea party
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.
tea party madness
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, Second Life

Where the Heart Is

“There is nothing more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends.”
Homer, The Odyssey

In Second Life, our beautiful and dramatic virtual world, emotions can run just as strong as they do in the real world, sometimes even stronger. When I find myself feeling like I’m home with that one person or that group of people..when I know there’s no place I’d rather be than there…wherever they are…then I know I have found home. When those special people aren’t around. whether is because of computer issues, internet interruptions, or simply real life? I try to venture out into the world and discover new people and new places. Not as replacements or even fillers, but enhancements and possibly even some new “family.” If you read my blog regularly, you know that’s what I’ve been doing lately. If not, you know now.  In venturing out, I made some amazing new friends and nurtured some existing friendships.

home
Yet, there are few joys that compare to sitting and chatting with that special someone. Feeling like I’m actually home for the first time in over a week. I won’t get too very personal here or get all TMI (shut up, Rom). I’ll try not to get too mushy or love-dovey (shut it, Tracy). I can’t help but gush just a little bit about the amazing people in my life, especially the one pictured here with me. Sino and I have gone back and forth from friends to lovers to friends to lovers to almost hating each other, but always loving each other for…well…over a year now. And no matter what, I just know in my heart that he and I will ALWAYS be friends first. We’ve made our friendship our first priority and the foundation on which we build everything else. He came home today, as in back online after being gone FOREVER. Ok, perhaps it was only a week and a half, but even my best friends knew I was going bonkers.  Anyway, he’s home now. I’m happy again and looking forward to introducing him to all my new and wonderful friends…just as soon as I’m done making up for lost time.
Soooo, I’ll see you all next week. I hope you all enjoy your weekend. ❤

 

Sady is wearing:
hair by elikatira: [e] Brielle 2
CATWA HEAD Dyana
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
TETRA – Sporty Lingerie
Roses Skull Back [CAROL G]
Roses Skull – Leg Tattoo [CAROL G]

Sino is wearing:
[sYs] MOUSYS cyberpop sunglasses
Modulus – Brooklyn Hair
A:S:S deLuxe – Strangeland necklace
**RE** Savage Ear Piercings
Head and Body by TMP
[CX] Venom Septum (Black)
[CX] Venom Biters (Black)
[CX] Menace Arc (Black)
[CX] Carnal Rings (Black)
.random.Matter. & Le Morte – Aeson Bracelets
.random.Matter. & Le Morte – Aeson Glove
[CX] Basilisk Rings
Prodigy Ink-7P-CyberPunk Tattoo
Legal Insanity – loose sweats 69 grey
///BENJAMINZ//KICKERS

pose by Del May edited using AnyPose
pillows by unKindness-uK – Boho Puff Pillow  Stack

Posted in Fashion, Second Life

Fighting For Peace

“Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity.”― George Carlin

This has been one of my all time favorite quotes for a very long time and with all of the wretched violence going on in the world right now, it makes more sense than ever. I won’t get into my political views or where I stand on so many of the violent events happening, not just in my country, but around the world. I just want to point out that no matter what side of things you stand on….violence is NOT the answer. It is not until we stand together against the violence that any resolution can occur.

fight for peace
Too many innocent people are being murdered around the world for no reason. More than ever, please try to cherish one another and remember that everyone is cherished by someone…no matter what you think of them…someone loves them and its not all about YOU. The world is a big place, we need to take care of it and each other. *steps off her soapbox and starts kick boxing with Sino*

Sady is wearing:
:::Phoenix::: Jaycee Hair (*new* @ Hair Fair 2016)
CATWA HEAD Dyana
Amala – The Heart Nose Stud
.02 [ kunst ] – Chin flower RARE (*new* @ Kustom9)
**RE** Lolita Necklace
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
**RE** Bad-Kitty Gloves L&R Pack
erratic / tia – crop top
erratic / daria – pants
.K-Otic. Tripp Sneakers (*new* @  The Black Dot Project)
Prodigy Ink-7P-Paradise Tattoo Appliers

Sino is wearing:
[sYs] MOUSYS cyberpop sunglasses
Modulus – Brooklyn Hair
A:S:S deLuxe – Strangeland necklace
**RE** Savage Ear Piercings
Head and Body by TMP
[CX] Venom Septum (Black)
[CX] Venom Biters (Black)
[CX] Menace Arc (Black)
[CX] Carnal Rings (Black)
.random.Matter. & Le Morte – Aeson Bracelets
.random.Matter. & Le Morte – Aeson Glove
[CX] Basilisk Rings
Prodigy Ink-7P-CyberPunk Tattoo
Legal Insanity – loose sweats 69 grey (*new* @ Boys of Summer)
///BENJAMINZ//KICKERS

pose complete with cage (and optional boxing gloves) from Come Soon.