{ Will I always feel this way.. }

She lifts her skirt up to her knees
Walks through the garden rows
With her bare feet laughing
I never learned to count my blessings
I choose instead to dwell
In my disasters
I walk on down the hill
Through grass grown tall
And brown and still
It’s hard somehow
To let go of my pain
On past the busted back
Of that old and rusted Cadillac
That sinks into this field
Collecting rain
Will I always feel this way
So empty
And estranged?

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and of these cut throat busted sunsets
These cold and damp white mornings
I have grown weary
If through my cracked and dusty
Dime store lips
I spoke these words out loud
Would no one hear me?
Lay your blouse across the chair
Let fall the flowers
From your hair
And kiss me
With that country mouth
So plain
outside the rain is tapping
On the leaves
To me it sounds like
They’re applauding us
The quiet love
We’ve made
Will it always feel this way
So empty
So estranged?

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STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Head – Annie – Catwa

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Appliers – Ella (Pale) – League **NEW** @Mainstore Release

Mesh Eyes – Chromatic (Ghost RARE) – Buzzeri

Hair – Mahogany Gacha: V1 (Ombre 5) – Due **NEW** @Kustom9

Outfit – Carolina Wool Dress, Virginia Wool Coat, and Rain Boots – Addams **NEW** @Mainstore Release

Accessory – Brolly (white/black stripe) – The Pose Shop **NEW** @SadNovember

Pose – Seasons #6 – oOo Studio **COMING SOON** @No21

Scene

Chelsea Townhouse – Apple Fall

Boxwood Hedges, Brick Wall, Scrolled Wrought Iron Fencing, Vintage Porch Mailbox – Botanical

Leaves – Action

Puddle Jumper V1 – The Pose Shop **NEW** @SadNovember

Autumn Abode Gacha: Autumn Wreath – SAYO

Itchy Grass & Dwarf Forest – Alirium

Old Brown Trees – L12

{ Moon Shadows }

“The moon has awoken,
with the sleep of the sun,
the light has been broken,
the spell has begun.”

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STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Head – Ever 1.6 – Lelutka

Mesh Body – Isis – Belleza

Skin/Appliers – Luna (Fair Set 1) – League

Hair – Bewitched – Exile

Outfit – Secret Spell Gacha: Dress, Hat, Boots, Armlets (sky) & Broom (white/pixie – modified) – Blueberry **NEW** @Epiphany

Jewelry – The Sibley Spider Choker – Amala **NEW** @SALEM

Pose – The Carrie Series Two – An Lar **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Pumpkins (Silver) – Mudhoney

Pumpkins (White) – Just Because

WildGrass (lavendar – modified) – Little Branch

{ A Winter Picnic for You, Me, and (Cari)boo! }

Winter is coming!!! The Liaison Collaborative is currently open and gearing up for the change of seasons with the theme: “Winter Harvest”.  You will find home & garden goods, fashion items as well as poses from a list of amazing creators.  Get prepped and ready for the snowfall on your sim or as you journey around the grid.  This round runs until Dec 10th!

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STYLE CREDITS

Skin – Grace (Med 3 Blk) – Belleza

Makeup – Beauty Marks 1 & 3 – Belleza

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

Hair (w/hat) – Natasja – MINA **NEW** @TLC

Eyes – Bewitched Eyes (winter) – Buzzeri **NEW**

Mesh Hands – Slink

Top – Kristen Knit Dress w/ Cashmere Scarf (noir/silver) – Valentina E. **NEW** @TLC

Bottoms – Josie Pants (Suede – dk) – GizzA **NEW**

Shoes – Winter Wedge Boots – League

SCENE & POSES

Winter Harvest Picnic Set – {What Next} **NEW** @TLC

Large Snowy Firs, T2C Campfire & Stacked Firewood – Botanical

Gnesen Farm Shed (aged) – POST

Winter Grass – Zigana

Shurbs (bare) – [we’re CLOSED]

Tree Stumps & Reindeer – e-brink

Enchanted Forest – Studio Skye

Comfy #4 – Everglow **NEW** @TLC

{ 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!

Bookstore-Inside

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

 

{ I’ll Take What is Mine }

Then her envious heart had rest, so far as an envious heart can have rest.

~ Grimm’s “Little Snow White”

Last week I posted { Fairest Temptation } as a preview for a NEW event called “Enchantment” which opened this past weekend!  Here designers will create items that revolve around one of Grimm’s fairytales and will alternate to a new story/theme every three months.  This first round, the story is of Snow White.  And as there have been many adaptations of the this classic story over the years, the newest being the movie “Snow White and the Huntsman”, I couldn’t help but take inspiration for the evil that is known as Queen Ravenna to which the beautiful Charlize Theron played amazingly well.  My take on Ravenna is much colder, perhaps showing more of her true nature, but there is still a seductiveness about her, and unrelenting.  What Ravenna wants… Ravenna gets.

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Clearly, my fairytale comes to a much darker end. So sorry, little Snow White.

CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Snow Skin (Milk – Poisoned) – .Birdy. **NEW** @Enchantment

Eyes – Vanity Eyes (Wight) – IKON

Hair – Judith (Silvertones) – .::MADesigns::.

Hairbase – Black Coal – Amacci

Makeup – The Witch (complete) – *LpD* **NEW** @Enchantment

Lashes – Fantasia MESH Lashes – Gaeline

Demonhands MESH – -DRD-

OUTFIT

Dress – Dakota Corset Gown MESH – Tee*fy **NEW** @C88

Jewelry – Raven Necklace – League

Accessory – Raven-Nell Crown & Collar (Black) MESH – .:GSpot:. **NEW** @Enchantment

Shoes – Raven Queen Heels MESH – :{MV}: **NEW** @Enchantment

Accessory – A.royal.rod.silver MESH – {anc} **NEW** (Gacha at Horrorfest)

“Creature’s Heart” Caged in the Night MESH – [Circa] **NEW** (Horrofest Hunt Gift)

LOCATION

Skye Glas Sim

{ I took the one less travelled by }

For those that have visited Neva River sim, you’ll remember this spot almost certainly.. nearly at the beginning of entering this green, lush valley following along the riverside… there is a path through covered trees, curling overhead.  It’s almost like a gateway in and of itself, and it begs you to stop and take it in.  If you haven’t been to Neva River Sim yet…. you are in luck!  After many requests, she has extended the closing date and decided to let it remain open until April 7th!  It’s definitely a must see.

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So back to the path….. unsure of where it would take me, I had no doubt that it would lead to beautiful places.  That is, if i stopped to take it all in.  Much like life.  The journey we are on is uncertain.  I, for one, don’t like not knowing what’s up ahead.  But sometimes you have to just take it one step at a time.  Stop along the way, and take it in.  Enjoy each day for what it gives you.  Don’t be afraid to tread your own path.  It’s sure to lead you to beautiful places.  🙂

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Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I marked the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference. 

CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Alyx (Peach) w/orange bonbon lip lustre – Pink Fuel – **NEW** @Skin Fair

Hair – Video Games (Dark brown) MESHTruth – **NEW** @Arcade

Eyes – Eternal Eyes (Gray) – IKON

Makeup – Vita Eyeshadow (Olive) – *elymode*

MESH Hands – Slink

OUTFIT

Dress – Aamani Wrap Dress (Sunshine) MESHZaara – **NEW**

Shoes – Marilyn Sandals MESHGos Boutique

Necklace – Kandula Necklace (Gold) MESH*League*

Ring – Petite Fleur Ring (Gold) MESHMaubray

POSE

Photo 1 – Lookbook #2 – oOo Studio – **NEW** @Pose Fair

Photo 2 – 1920s – oOo Studio

LOCATION

Neva River Sim – Opening extended to April 7th!!

{ Tantra } Teaser for POSE FAIR 2013

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Mhm… time to pick your jaw up off the floor… this sensual and intimate NEW Couples Pose Collection from oOo Studio will be available soon at POSE FAIR.  This is just a sampling of one of the 8 seductive poses included in the ‘Tantra’ Chair. This pose in particular has options for hand placement both with standard breasts or for those that are little more voluptuous with the mesh breasts.  This MESH ‘Tantra’ Chair is also color changing from red, to black to cream to fit into a variety of photo styles.

If you want some poses to ignite some flames of passion in your photos, this set will not disappoint you!  More photos to come!

CREDITS

ON HER

Skin – Isla (Pale) – League

Hair – Jamie (Blondes) MESHWasabi Pills *heavily edited

Hands & Feet – Barefoot MESH Flat Feet & Hands – Slink

Eyes – MESH Eyelids – Slink

Breasts – Tangos MESH Breasts – Lolas

ON HIM

Skin – Reese (Strawtone) – Birth

Hair – Dan (Dark brown) – UncleWeb Studio

Hands & Feet – MESHCheerno