{ Sometimes I feel like a fish out of water }

…Will you keep me ? or throw me back ?
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For a fish.. water is comfort. Water is safety. Water is home. Take her from the sea and into the open air and she will gasp and gulp, flopping and flailing about against all hope to once again drink in that refreshing water of life. If she is lucky enough to be set free, tossed back into the waves..Sinking into the deep blue quiet, the fear in her eyes will float away with the tide.

I often wonder if we are as content with living in this world. The world we were meant to be in. Does it feel like home? Are you happy in your little cocoon of existence? Or do you feel unsettled and unsure, uncomfortable in your surroundings even among those you call family and friends? I think most everyone can say that at one time in their life they have been in situations that make them feel this way. It’s always scary to go into the unknown and try something new or different, but sometimes life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

I’ll share with you that in my own real life, I’ve been struggling with this feeling of discontent for quite a long time. I knew that the only way to fix things would be to make changes. I’ve been trying to push myself lately, to do things that previously scared me. It hasn’t been easy, and the journey is far from over, but I am learning how to “just keep swimming”. One day at a time, learning as I go. My biggest goal is to just find happiness. Whatever and wherever that may be. I haven’t quite figured out the secret to success, but I think it’s a matter of trial and error. Some days are still going to be like swimming upstream, but I have realized it’s good to be proud just for trying at all.

Featuring some wonderful new creations for The Secret Affair in my photo above. Make sure to check out this bi-monthly event for a great selection of fantasy themed items!

CREDITS

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Applier – Katra (Polar Clean A) – Glam Affair

Makeup – Virtuous – {Wicked Peach}

Makeup – Water Nymph – {Wicked Peach} **previous gacha

Hair – Kiara (ombres) – [Entwined] **NEW** @TSA

note: hair edited in PS, original covers both shoulders

Eyes – Aqua Eyes (tropical) – Insufferable Dastard

Outfit – Ocean’s Soul bikini top, hair and shoulder pieces – Poet’s Heart **NEW** @TSA

Mermaid Tail – JOMO

Jewelry – Abyssal Confectionicus Necklace – Storybook **NEW** @TSA

Jewelry – Mermaid’s Stinger Ring – Maxi Gossamer

Scene

Fisherman’s Kit/Resting Place – [zerkalo] **NEW** @TSA

Old Lanterns – [We’re CLOSED]

Pose – from furnishing – modified by me

{ I can’t keep my eyes off of you }

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 STYLE CREDITS

On Her

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin – Amberly (Lovely Day Asia 02F) – Glam Affair

Hair – Daniele (ombres) – [Entwined] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Outfit – Tea Time Dress (milk) & Hair Flowers – =Zenith= **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Shoes – Sydney Boots – Duncan Giano **NEW** @ShinyShabby

On Him

Skin – Sean (Tone 06) – Tableau Vivant

Mesh Ears – HUTUU – MANDALA

Facial Hair – Beard V.5 – Beusame

Hair – Paul (veganic) – ACTION

Outfit – Dandy Suit (taupe) – [Deadwool]

Shoes – Mason Brogues – ISPACHI

Pose

Attachment – oOo Studio **NEW** @TMD

Background

Prop – “Within Reach” – An Lar **NEW** @ShinyShabby

{ The Left Behind } Last Call for The Secret Affair!

The end times are here!…for this round of The Secret Affair, that is.  The event, inspired by Mad Max the movie, will end March 30th.  So if you haven’t been yet, definitely go and check out all the great creations before they pack it up.

LeftBehind_FINAL2 STYLE CREDITS

On Me

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin – Katra (Asia 02 G) – Glam Affair **NEW**

Hair – Nora – [Entwined] **NEW** @TSA

Makeup – Wasteland (face paint) 4 – [theSkinnery] **NEW** @TSA

Appliers – Grime – The Wicked Peach

Top – The End: Top (blue) – May’s Soul **NEW** @TSA

Bottoms – Smuggler’s Pants & plates (brown/tungsten) – :ENIGMA: **NEW** @TSA

Shoes – Survivor Boots (leather brown) – Redgrave

Collar/Mask/Chain/Molotov – The End Collection – May’s Soul **NEW** @TSA

Accessory – Arm Shield – 22769 [bauwerk] **NEW** @TSA

Accessory – Apocalypse Pauldrons – [The Forge] **NEW** @TSA

Scene

Dystopia Threshold & Incendiary Trees – Ravenghost **NEW** @TSA

Bombed Out Scene – Roawenwood **NEW** @TSA

Suldaan Welcome Sign & Road Sign – [Fetch] **NEW** @TSA

Zombie Hideout – DRD **NEW** @TSA

The Shelter – 22769 [bauwerk] **NEW** @TSA

{ Hold On } NEW from GizzA and Empyrean Forge!

I’m quite excited to be showing you a couple new items totally unrelated and it’s almost like they were meant to go together. Love it when that happens!  Firstly GizzA introduced this sexy little lowcut dress recently in a variety of colors, this happens to be one of the camo variations and works great with my mesh body.  But I was thrilled that it matched perfectly to my new Circadian Set from Empyrean Forge out now at The Secret Affair.  The set is quite unique to anything I’ve seen before.  The crystals on the set (which also includes earrings, not shown) are color-changing with a HUD.  It has a fantasy flair which Empyrean Forge is known for but as you can see it works well even with more modern fashion style.

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 STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Body – Venus – Belleza

Skin – Tess Med 05 Lt Br w/Moles – Belleza **NEW** @SkinFair2015

Hair – Nora – [Entwined] **NEW** @TSA

Eyes – Cheri Eyes (aqua) – {S0NG}

Lashes – Dolly & Flutter Falsies – Candy Mountain

Nail Appliers – Spring Basics – The Wicked Peach **NEW**

Dress – Laila Dress (camo teal) – GizzA **NEW**

Jewelry – Circadian Necklace & Cuffs – Empyrean Forge **NEW** @TSA

Pose – #246 – slouch

{ Oh, you should listen to your heart } NEW at TLC & Shiny Shabby!

Oh, you should listen to your heart
Oh, it’s gonna tell you what you need
Take care of yourself
Don’t you worry ’bout me

We won’t break if we let go
You and I already know
We were bound to be set free
Eventually, so here we are now
You can say anything

You can say anything
You can say anything
You can say anything
Always say anything

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STYLE CREDITS

Wearing

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin – Sophie (Asia 01B) – Glam Affair **NEW** @Chapter4

Makeup – Freckles – theSkinnery **NEW** @Chapter4

Hair – Katerina – Entwined **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Top – Honey Pie Tied-up Shirt (tan) – {Reverie} **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Bottoms – Ava Shorts (d.blue) – KITJA **NEW** @N°21

Shoes – Neva Boots w/socks (sand) – Just Design **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Accessory – Avielle Bracelet (forest) – Earthstones **NEW** @TLC

Scene

Upcycled Horse Trough, Saddle Rack, Wagon Wheel – The HIVE **NEW** @TLC

Copper Mug, Biscuit Tin, Iron, Shabby Frames, Shabby Door, Old Iron – KUNST **NEW** @ShinyShabby (Gacha)

Windows & Wood Planks – {Reverie} **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Nile Bench (Worn) – Cheeky Pea **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Pulley Lamp – REVIVAL **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Old Gardening Shed – Breno **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Poppy Plantbox – Cheeky Pea **NEW** @N°21

Gnesen Shed (aged timber) & Timber Bench – POST

Summer Grass, Trees, Old Fence – [we’re CLOSED]

Scattering Feed & Bucket – Roawenwood

Chickens/Hens – Sculpty Creations Animals

Pose – Cool Sit – Del May

{ These opposite sides on which we fall } NEW from The Secret Affair

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The Secret Affair is now open for it’s next round “Untamed Purity” and will run until Jan 29th.

STYLE CREDITS

Her in Black:

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya **NEW** 

Skin – Amberly II (America 01F) – Glam Affair **NEW**

Eyes – Twinkle Eyes V3 (Silver) – Dead Apples

Makeup – Boda Facepaint Black_Gold – .ARISE. **NEW** @TSA

Hair – Arianna – [Entwined] **NEW** @TSA

Outfit – Leather Corset & Vegan Faux Horn Headdress (black) – =Zenith= **NEW** @TSA

Shoes – Thigh High Boots (Liquorice Leather) – Maitreya

Accessory – Iron Arms  (full sleeve) – PFC **NEW** @TSA

Pose – Really? – Del May

Her in White:

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya **NEW** 

Skin – Sia (Artic 02A) – Glam Affair **NEW** @Leaf on the Wind

Eyes – Twinkle Eyes V1 (Silver) – Dead Apples

Hair – Minerva (blacks & whites) – TRUTH **NEW**

Dress – Frostbitten Dress – -Pixicat- **NEW** @TSA

Boots – Silver Goddess Sandals – Pure Poison

Accessory – Iktharus Bracers & Arm Cuffs – Plastik **NEW** @TSA

Accessory – Lyall Scarf (light 1) & Savage Winter Crown (Snow) – Aisling **NEW** @TSA

Pose – The Watchers – !Bang **NEW** @We<3RP

{ California Dreamin’ } NEW from GizzA, Belleza & Entwined!

All the leaves are brown and the sky is gray…

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Throwback to flower power and the summer of ’69, this new outfit from GizzA is hippy chick all the way, complete with colorful embroidered vest and bell bottom jeans!  I decided to show off one of {Entwined}‘s new creations with it… a hair store that’s just opened this week!  (That’s right.. a NEW HAIR STORE.. commence screaming like teenage fangirls now…)  There are never enough mesh hair stores as far as I’m concerned.  I’ll be happily adding it to my list of go-to shops and you should too. And if all that newness wasn’t enough.. Belleza‘s latest full release in store, Yasmin, is also featured above.

So… Peace out and happy shopping, sisters and brothers!

CREDITS

Skin – Yasmin (SK 0 Br) – Belleza **NEW**

Hair – Kahlan (light browns) – {Entwined} **NEW**

Eyes – Twinkle Eyes V1 (silver) – Dead Apples

Lashes – Doll Lashes – Candy Mountain

Mesh Hands – Slink

Outfit – Maryjane (incl. jeans, vest, bikini top, and 2 sets of beads) – GizzA **NEW**

Extras – Floral Guitar – Standby Inc. **from past Arcade Gacha

Rusted Truck – Michigan’s Shack

Alder Tree – Forest Floor

Dry Grasses and (some) of the blowing leaves – Studio Skye

Pose – 171 – Slouch