{ take an angel by the wings }

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Oh so, your wounds they show
I know you have never felt so alone
But hold on, head up, be strong
Oh hold on, hold on until you hear them come
Here they come, oh
Take an angel by the wings
Beg her now for anything
Beg her now for one more day
Take an angel by the wings
Time to tell her everything
Ask her for the strength to stay
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
You can, you can do anything, anything
You can do anything
You can, you can do anything, anything
You can do anything

STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Head – Catya (Bento) – CATWA

Mesh Body – Hourglass – Slink

Mesh Hands – Prohands (Bento) – Vista

Skin / Applier – Kiko Gacha: America 04 Clean – Glam Affair

Eyes – Cardi Eyes (Grey) – {S0NG}

Hair – Touch of Magic Gacha ULTRARARE – [Mello] **NEW** @Enchantment

Outfit – Iconic Doll Gacha: Full Set – Blueberry **NEW** @Arcade

Jewelry – Forge Collar – Cae

Poses – “Pearl” Singles – oOo Studio **NEW** @CosmopolitanEvent

Small Pavilion B – Mushilu **NEW** @Enchantment

{ thirsty for more }

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CREDITS

Mesh Head – Simone 2.0 Bento – LeLutka **NEW** @Mainstore

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin / Appliers – Carolina (America) – Glam Affair **NEW** @Mainstore

Hair – F919 – Tram **NEW** @Mainstore

Outfit – Show Time Gacha: Queen Dress RARE, Queen Mask – Blueberry **NEW** @TheArcade

Shoes – Lan Leather Heels – Just Design **NEW** @Kustom9

Other – Vania Gloves (black/short) – Just Design **NEW** @Uber

Jewelry – Pearl Rain Season3 (white) Choker, Bracelet & Earrings – Mandala

Pose – Sophia Pose 7 (modified) – Ilaya

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Cabaret Gacha: Skybox RARE, Gold Mirrors, Gold Table, Black Chaise Lounge – Birdy **NEW** @TheArcade

Wine Glass & Cabernet Suavignon 2012 bottle – [ kunst ]

{ Candyland }

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The latest round of Enchantment was deliciously themed around the fairytale of “Hansel and Gretel”.  For me it was also reminiscent of playing Candyland as a child.  How can any kid (or adult for that matter) resist the fantasy of a world so sugary sweet, where lollipops bloom like flowers, candied apples grow from trees and donuts glazed in chocolate adorn the land?  Sadly my blogpost didn’t make it up here in time before Enchantment closed it’s doors for this round, however you’ll find all the items listed below with their corresponding stores should you find yourself hungry for a little shopping treat!

CREDITS

Mesh Head – Destiny – Catwa

Mesh Body – Hourglass – Slink

Skin/Applier – Elf Gacha: Honey 6 RARE – Atomic **NEW** @TheArcade

Hair – Sunday Gacha: 15. Light Brown – TRUTH

Outfit – Gretta Dress (red/green) – Sweet Kajira

Shoes/Socks – Gretel Shoes w/socks – Bliensen + Maitai

Other – Gretel Handkerchief (brown) – *The Cove*

Other – Cocoa Vintage Tapestry Handbag – Petite Mort

Pose – Candy Apple #3 – Fashiowl Poses

Candy Apple Tree Set – The Looking Glass

Candy Garden Gacha: Garland & Lollipops & Donuts – Mushilu

Lollipop Patch – .AiShA.

Hansel & Gretel Trails Crumbs – Paper Moon

{ Diners, Drive-ins and Divas! }

If you’re American and have any interest in the Food Network, this title may make you snicker a bit.. if so, good, my work here is done! 😛  If you’re not American and still get the play on words … even better!  It all started with a sassy glam outfit from Shiny Shabby (thank you so much Dead Dollz!) and then the gift of this gorgeous vintage white (and driveable!) convertible by Consignment that you can get right now at the Arcade.  I wanted to play up the diva look so gave myself a couple canine companions fitting for a rich girl… the flottante puppies from {anc} were the perfect addition.  And since I can never get enough of {anc}’s elegant and whimsical creations, I snuck some of their champagne Arcade offerings to turn this into an upper class tailgate!  Vanity Hair’s “Not My Business” feels very retro and full of attitude so now we come full circle with the classic car and BAM!… “Diners, Drive-ins and Divas” is born.

Welcome to my strange and wonderful mind… hope you enjoyed it!  Now drink up.. and get shopping!

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STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Head & Appliers – Julia (Sexy – Milk) – Genesis Lab

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Mesh Hands – Elegant – Slink

Hair – “Not my Business” (ombres) – Vanity Hair **NEW**

Outfit – Vesper Dress (black) – .:Dead Dollz:. **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Shoes – Marylin Heels w/Anklets (zebra) – Just Design **NEW** @FaMESHed

Jewelry – Hourglass Necklace – MiaMai **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Jewelry – Margi Cuffs & Bangles (silver) – LUXE **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Pose – Karla #1 – Label Motion **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Moonlight Lounge Gacha: champagne bottle, glass (in hand) and champagne towers – {anc} **NEW** @Arcade

Flottante Puppies (cream) – {anc} **NEW** @C88

Wax On/Wax Off Gacha: Convertible (white) – [Consignment] **NEW** @Arcade

{ It Came Upon a Midnight Clear } NEW from The Liaison Collaborative

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CREDITS

Attic Skybox – Trompe Loeil

Snow Day Bed (White) – Trompe Loeil **NEW** @Collabor88

Lighted Reindeer – Pixel Mode **NEW** @FaMESHed

White Christmas Set (fireplace, hurricanes, milk can w/berries, nativity, sled w/logs) – Pixel Mode **NEW** @TLC

Stockings (white & texture change RARE) – Pixel Mode Gacha **NEW** @TLC

NOEL: tears tree (shabby) RARE, frilled furrug (milk) and feather table (milk) – {anc} Gacha **NEW** @TLC

Hot Chocolate – BRENO **NEW** @TLC

Snowflake Shelf, Clock, Counting Snowflakes (hanging), Wood Blocks – PLETHORA **NEW** @TLC

Paper Lantern Village – Alouette **NEW** @TLC

Alex Books – Mudhoney **NEW** @TLC

Cutout Trees – Blueberry Hill Gacha **NEW** @TLC

“Cherished Moments” Arctic Foxes – ISPACHI **NEW** @Arcade

{ Snowbunny Style } from Events all around the Grid!

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Hi guys and girlies! Exposeur put out this super cute photo prop box full of snowflakes and baubles on Cyber Monday and I grabbed it up quick knowing I would put it to use for some fun wintery shots.  And since The Liaison Collaborative‘s “Winter Harvest” round is wrapping up in just 6 more days to get ready for a new theme starting December 15th, I have added the lit trees from Pixel Mode.  I’m also featuring the snowflake sweater by Coquet, casual and comfy along with the {Wicked Peach}‘s rosy cheeks.  All available at TLC until December 14th.  Coldlogic just released a bunch of new seasonal clothing the past few weeks, lots of coats and leggings… like the ones I’m wearing.  And there are many other events around the grid right now featuring stylin’ snow lover winterwear.. The Arcade Gacha event that opened Dec 1st runs for the whole month and has lots of frosty finds like ATOMIC‘s adorable bunny scarf and mittens.  And FaMESHed that just opened on the 1st as well is where i snagged the sweet knit hat w/hair by Tableau Vivant and this lovely snowflake necklace by Cae’s.  N21 is in full swing and had the perfect silvery boots by REIGN to complete my style.  All this wouldn’t be complete without the cool “Lola” skin by Belleza out now for the “Winter Trend” Fair.

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If you’re looking to bundle up and brave the virtual snow.. Second Life definitely is in no shortage of Winter friendly events for your shopping needs!   And if you are in a mood to go check out some awesome sims/homes that have been done up and decorated for the holidays – make sure to stop in at the locations on this year’s “Tour of Lights” open December 18-21.

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If you are interested in registering your own home for this event and opening it up to the community of Second Life check out the official page here. There is still time!  Happy December everyone!

~by Trinetty Skytower~

STYLE CREDITS

Skin – Lola (Med 1 Bl) – Belleza **NEW** @Winter Trend Fair

Makeup – Beauty Marks 1 & 3 – Belleza

Makeup – Rosy (cheeks) – The {Wicked Peach} **NEW** @TLC

Hair (w/hat) – Neve – Tableau Vivant **NEW** @FaMESHed

Eyes – Bewitched Eyes (winter) – Buzzeri

Top – Laila Sweater (Plaid) – Coquet **NEW** @TLC

Bottoms – Childs Skirt (white) & Greer leggings (blue) – ColdLogic **NEW**

Shoes – Quinn boots (silver) – REIGN **NEW** @N21

Jewelry – Frostine Necklace – Cae’s **NEW** @FaMESHed

Accessory – Critter Comfort Gray Bunny Scarf & Mittes – ATOMIC **NEW** @Arcade Gacha

SCENE & POSES

Frosty Snowflakes Pose Prop – Exposeur **NEW** (Cyber Monday Special)

Lighted Trees – Pixel Mode **NEW** @TLC

Comfy #3 & #5 – Everglow **NEW** @TLC

{ A little bit nice and a whole lotta naughty }


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Sometimes it’s exhausting being the good girl all the time.  I work hard and rarely take time to go out and have fun and so sometimes with a little coersion (and alcohol) I can be persuaded to let loose and have some fun.  Although in the wrong company that can get me into trouble…this particular night… a LOT of trouble.  It was just a little dance!  I thought it was an open stage honestly.  I mean… I can move just as good as the other girls up there.  And it’s not like I got so tipsy my top came off… (at least I don’t think it did).

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This is my first offense!  I think the cops should’ve gone easier on me.  I probably would’ve gotten off with a warning if that girl hadn’t called me a “hookah”.  I mean, wow… How rude!  I might’ve shoved her…but it’s not my fault she can’t keep balanced in her stripper heels.  Besides… the boys seated off stage caught her, she didn’t even get hurt.  It was really all a misunderstanding.  I’m normally a good girl!    Really I am!

By the way… um… you wouldn’t mind posting bail for me would ya?

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CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Farah – Belleza **NEW** @FLF 6/6

Hair – L.A. (Dark Browns)– Exile **NEW**@Arcade

Eyes – Ardent Eyes (Pewter) – IKON

Fantasia Lashes – Gaeline

Mesh Hands & High Feet – Slink

OUTFIT

Dress – Olivia Studded Dress (fuschia) – Intrepid **NEW** @The Thrift Shop

Shoes – Betty Heels (black) – GizzA **NEW**

Jewelry – Handcuff Earrings & Necklace – Maxi Gossamer

Jewelry – Atlantis Moon Ring – Maxi Gossamer

Nail Appliers – Hello Dave

POSES / PROPS

Cop Scene – Cheesecake Pose #5 – oOo Studio

Smoking – Rita Pose #4 – oOo Studio

Mugshot Pose Prop – Hard Time Designs

Neon GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS Sign & Dancing Girl Sign – 7 Emporium **NEW** @FLF 6/6

{ Fresh From the Market } & Happy Anniversary to meee!

My life is a constant ever-moving roller-coaster ride of ups and downs and all arounds… A to-do list that never gets shorter than a half a page and the “have to’s” far outweigh the “want to’s”.  But sometimes in the middle of all the craziness I just stop and put all the deadlines and chores aside and just do something, anything…for me.  It’s necessary, not only for my own emotional well-being, but the physical too.

A couple years ago when I was in the middle of a huge RL move and building a home and trying to keep it all together, stressed beyond belief, I was diagnosed with Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome.  Often mimicking depression, most doctors dole out anti-depressants and send you on your way.  But I learned that the effects of stress on your body physically… are very real.  My body showed me that it was done.  It had run out of gas and I was going for the crash, by my back going out on me out of nowhere.   I didn’t do anything, I didn’t twist wrong or pick up something heavy.  I was standing there and it just hit me.  After taking a couple tests I discovered my cortisol levels had peaked and plummeted resulting in a body that wasn’t able to recover from things like.. a back going out.  It took months of chiropractic therapy and relying on narcotics just to get me through the rigors of moving and on to a less stressful life.  But I’m a chronic “yes” person.  So I would have to learn to say “no” more, to not take on more than I can handle, and to make time for things that I enjoy and relax me.

This week marks one year since I started this blog.  I’d been taking photos for long before that in Second Life, and had always enjoyed it, but sometimes you want to switch things up and try something different, so taking it to a blog format was new and exciting.  It is not and never has been a job for me, but rather a hobby, and I do it because it is something I enjoy.  The past few months I’ve had to slow down on all things SL because of starting school in RL but coming back to do a few pictures like this here and there are for my well-being..for my creative outlet… and I’m just glad you all let me share it with you.

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CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Romy (America 01) – Glam Affair **NEW** @Skin Fair

Hair – Shine (HUD 1) – Magika **NEW**

Rigged MESH Hands & Flat Feet – Slink

OUTFIT

Top – Marlene Blouse (Lemon) – Tee*fy **NEW** @C88

Bottom – Marley Skirt (Pull Shapes) – Tee*fy **NEW** @C88

Shoes – Pandora Flats (Teal) – Ingenue **NEW** @Arcade

Jewelry – Miranda Earring (Tiffany) – LaGyo **NEW** @Arcade

Accessories – Bouquet Sunnies (Tan) – Surf Co. **NEW** @Arcade

Bag – Market Bag (Potatoes) – Lark **NEW** @Arcade

POSES / SCENE

Anna #6  – Kirin Poses

Farmer’s Market Set (complete) – Lark **NEW** @Arcade

Spring Living Set – Vintage Camper (green), Chairs (eggshell & blue), Bee Pillow, Radio (floral) RARE, Daisies – Tres Blah **NEW** @Arcade

Hand Painted Bowl of Eggs – Surf Co. HOME **NEW** @Arcade

Empty Crates – Meli Imako

Wire Basket – *KOPI*

Mesh Merchant Stall – (Surge)

Landscaping by Studio Skye & Botanical

Skydome – Turnip’s Homes & Stuff

{ Mimi } New from Belleza for the Arcade!

Introducing a beautiful new skin from Belleza out now at The Arcade…. Mimi!  This skin comes in 15 different makeup options covering 6 different skin tones as well brow colors in blonde, red, brown and black.

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Each skin comes with optional freckle tattoo layers as well as lip gloss options for all the colors (as shown on each of the 6 skin tones in the below photo).

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I’m wearing Mimi with one of the new hairs from Truth called “Haters” (minus the optional headband) as well as with my favorite Promise Eyes from IKON.

Have a great Thursday and go shoppinggggg! 😀

{ Reading is Dreaming with Open Eyes } Book Meme

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Firstly the big news here is ARCADE IS OPEN!!!  Yes, I’m late on the announcement but I’ve been pretty side-tracked with starting back to school at the beginning of this year.  It’s been requiring a great deal of my time and so I’ve had to step back from SL considerably, however, I couldn’t miss out on Arcade.  It’s truly one of my favorite events, but omgosh I just can’t ever control my spending.  Each round overwhelms me with the cuteness and creativity and I want ALL THE THINGS!  So here I had to show off to you this wonderful set of book inspired pieces from Vespertine… The bookstore building is the perfect little reader’s hideaway to become immersed into your imagination.  Make sure you take a peek at my credits below to see all the other great items that you can find at Arcade, with the exception of my outfit which is a new release from GizzA!  This dress is sexy yet flirty and can take on a casual look or go more ‘night out on the town’ as it’s available in a non-argyle more glitzy fabric as well.  The neck cowl is also optional.

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Since Ms. Strawberry Singh decided to do a book meme last week coinciding with my very literary blogpost, I thought I’d go ahead and take part!  So here you go…

  1. Are you a bookworm? – Sadly no.  I actually envy those that read regularly, getting lost in a book for hours.  I remember doing that as a young teen.  Reading a whole book in a day, but nowadays I’m lucky if i make it to page 20 without falling asleep.  I suppose it depends on the subject matter though.  I just rarely have time to do it.  And I’m one of those unfortunate people that can’t read on a plane or in a car due to motion sickness.
  2. Which do you prefer: hardcover, paperback or electronic? – I think either hardcover or paperback would be my choice.  I haven’t really tried to get into electronic formats.  I have an iPad but have never downloaded a book for it.  I do read a lot of articles or magazines electronically just not books.
  3. Which book is your favorite? – Hmmm well this has changed several times over the years when I did take time to read.  But I admit I have a bit of a naughty streak for literature.  My current book is from “The Sleeping Beauty Trilogy” by Anne Rice and they were recommended to me by a friend who knew I had a penchant for the risque.  They are very.. graphic yet intriguing to me.  Prior to that collection my favorite was Nicci French’s “Killing Me Softly” which is an erotic thriller.
  4. Which children’s book is your favorite? – I really love kids’ books too.  Dr. Seuss was always a long time favorite author, particularly “Fox in Socks”. I’ve read it so much that I’m pretty fast at all the tongue-twisters.  I also love the Pigeon book series by Mo Willems because they are interactive.  And I love reading aloud to little ones using silly voices and stuff. 😛
  5. What’s the last book you’ve read? – The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty (book 1 from above)
  6. Name your top five favorite writers: – Anne Rice, Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Nicholas Sparks, and Dr. Seuss
  7. Name a book that had a strong impact on you: – The Pearl by John Steinbeck .. I read it in the 8th grade but the story is still very much embedded in my mind.  It really emphasized to me the darkness of greed and how one decision can impact your entire life.
  8. Favorite & least favorite book genres? – Well I guess you can tell I really enjoy the erotic novels, but ever since I was young I also loved suspense/mystery/thrillers because they keep my attention and excitement.  I do also love Romance /Drama because of the feels.  I don’t get into non-fiction lest I feel like I’m reading a textbook for school.
  9. Favorite & least favorite book-to-movie adaptions? – I don’t think I have a major opinion on this.  I know a lot of people get really upset about movies butchering books, but perhaps I don’t analyze it to that extent.
  10. Have you ever bought a book based on the cover alone? – I’m sure I have… however I tend to prefer reading an excerpt of the text to get a feel for the writing style and the type of reading it is to see if I think I will like it.  A beautiful cover will always garner attention though.
  11. Where do you usually buy your books? – Mostly through Amazon.  I used to shop Borders or Barnes and Noble but there isn’t really one that convenient to where I live right now.
  12. Do you go to the library? – Yes, but usually more so for my children.
  13. How many books do you own? – Probably about 20-25.  Not too many really.  It’s definitely something I wish I did more of.
  14. If you were to write a book about Second Life, which topic would you focus on? The social factor.  I find it very interesting what motivates people to seek out others through a virtual world platform and all the different ways you can enjoy that interaction and how fulfilling that can be for people.

I will admit this meme was a little difficult for me because I’m not as much of a bookworm as I’d like to be.  Maybe that’s something I can remedy in the future… there is something very relaxing and magical about being lost in a book I think.  If you’d like to take part in this meme, check out Berry’s Blog for more information!  Happy Reading!

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CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Mimi (#8) – Belleza **NEW** @Arcade

Eyes – Promise Eyes (Grey) – IKON

Hair – Leighton (browns) MESH – ISON

Lashes – Fantasia MESH Lashes – Gaeline

Makeup – Mimi Lipgloss (#15) – Belleza **NEW** @Arcade

Rigged MESH Hands – Slink

OUTFIT

Dress – Belted Dress (Argly Plum) MESH – GizzA **NEW**

Boots – Lauren Wedge Boots (leaf) – League

Bracelets – La Cubelle Fashionista MESH – Maxi Gossamer **NEW** @Fameshed

POSES / SCENE

Rumi #6  – Kirin Poses **NEW**

Bookworm’s Nest Set (complete) – Vespertine **NEW** @Arcade

Ikat dhurrie rug (kohl) – Zaara **NEW** @Arcade

Ruffled Rug – Apple Fall **NEW** @Arcade

CopyCat Art – (NO) **NEW** @ Arcade

Dear John Set – Old Radio, John’s Cabinet (RARE) – O.M.E.N. **NEW** @Arcade

Bric-a-Brac Desk – Phone (RARE) – .aisling. **NEW** @Arcade

Potted Plant & Weeds – Zigana **NEW** @Arcade

Bike (RARE) – Lark **NEW** @Arcade

Tabby Cat – Zooby’s

Landscaping by Studio Skye & Botanical