{I’m going to make this place your home }

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Hold on, to me as we go
As we roll down this unfamiliar road
And although this wave is stringing us along
Just know you’re not alone
‘Cause I’m going to make this place your home

Settle down, it’ll all be clear
Don’t pay no mind to the demons
They fill you with fear
The trouble it might drag you down

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If you get lost, you can always be found
Just know you’re not alone
‘Cause I’m going to make this place your home

Settle down, it’ll all be clear
Don’t pay no mind to the demons
They fill you with fear
The trouble it might drag you down

If you get lost, you can always be found
Just know you’re not alone
‘Cause I’m going to make this place your home

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STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Head – Annie – Catwa

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Appliers – Sara (medium) – Belleza **NEW** @Uber

Mesh Ears – Steking V5 – MANDALA

Hair – Alison – Entwined **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Outfit – Parker Top & Jeans – EVANI **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Shoes – Boho Beaded Sandals (RARE) – REIGN

Hairband – Hippie Leather Headband – =Zenith=

Necklace – Boho Bliss Tassel Necklace – Maxi Gossamer

Bracelets – Boho Stone Bangles – GizzA

Turquoise Ring – YUMMY!

Poses – Afternoons Three & Four – oOo Studio **COMING SOON** @TheSeasonsStory

Backyard Drive-in Truck (black) & Soda – Consignment.

Open Road Collection Gacha: Red Cooler – Consignment.

Spring Living Gacha: Radio (beige) – Tres Blah

Location – My home

{ Shining how we want, Brighter than the sun }

Countdown to Summer!!!BeachyKeen-FULL_FINAL-rv

So Izzie Button of Izzie’s in SL is not only a talented fashion/skin creator, but quite the sim builder as well.  Over the years, she has adjusted the sim that surrounds her store for the seasons and never ceases to amaze me with her flair for the cute and whimsical in her decorating.  This summer she has created the perfect little beachy getaway with several little islands throughout and so many fun picture spots or little nooks to kick back and enjoy the crashing waves on the shoreline. You’ll find lots of lovely little friends running around building sandcastles, soaking up the sun and getting in some summertime selfies.. just watch out for the crabs!

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STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Appliers – Summer V3 (Jamaica 06F) – Glam Affair **NEW** @C88

Mesh Mouth – SweetLips V1.4 – PXL

Eyes – Crystal Eyes (ocean) – Buzzeri

Mesh Ears – HUTUU – MANDALA

Hair – Randa – TRUTH **NEW**

Outfit – MeiMei Dress (plants) – GizzA **NEW** @On9

Shoes – My Flower Sandal (beige) – [monso] **NEW** @Uber

Jewelry – Esmeralda Gypsy Queen Necklace – Maxi Gossamer **NEW** @FaMESHed

Accessory – Panama Bag (red/gold) – [sYs] **NEW** @TheChapterFour

Accessory – Sunnies (lime) – Tres Blah **NEW** @C88

Poses – Sumi Pack – {Imeka} **NEW** @TheChapterFour

Location

Izzie’s Mainstore Sim

{ 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

{ Between the raindrops }

Look around
There’s no one but you and me
Right here and now
The way it was meant to be
There’s a smile on my face
Knowing that together everything that’s in our way
We’re better than alright

Walking between the raindrops
Riding the aftershock beside you
Off into the sunset
Living like there’s nothing left to lose
Chasing after gold mines
Crossing the fine lines we knew
Hold on and take a breath
I’ll be here every step
Walking between the raindrops with you

Take me now
The world’s such a crazy place
When the walls come down
You’ll know I’m here to stay
There’s nothing I would change
Knowing that together everything that’s in our way
We’re better than alright

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STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Mesh Head – Karin – Lelutka **NEW**

Skin Appliers – Karin (Asia Tone) – Glam Affair **NEW**

Hair – Hikari – ARGRACE

Outfit – Krista Dress – Mutresse **NEW** @FaMESHed

Shoes – Laguna Sandals – Rebel Hope **NEW** @FaMESHed

Jewelry – Skylla Immortal Horse Necklace – Maxi Gossamer **NEW** @FaMESHed

Accessory – Cowboy Hat – ARGRACE

Pose – Rainy #7 – oOo Studio **NEW** @FLF

{ I won’t let love.. }

I want love to, walk right up and bite me
Grab a hold of me and fight me leave me dying on the ground.

And I want love to, split my mouth wide open and
Cover up my ears and never let me hear a sound.

I want love to, forget that you offended me
Or how you have defended me when everybody tore me down.

Yeah I want love to change my friends to enemies,
Change my friends to enemies and show me how it’s all my fault.

Yeah I wont let love disrupt, corrupt or interrupt me
I won’t let love disrupt, corrupt or interrupt me
I won’t let love disrupt, corrupt, or interrupt me anymore.

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STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Body – Venus – Belleza

Skin – Jia (Med 02 Blk) – Belleza **NEW** @Uber

Eyes – Alice Eyes (brown) – {S0NG} **NEW** @Kustom9

Hair – Armelie (browns) – TRUTH **NEW** @Uber

Top – Vintage Leather Jacket (faded black) – APHORISM **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Bottoms – Suede Skirt (black) – Baiastice **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Jewelry – Boho Group Beaded Necklaces – Maxi Gossamer

Pose #478M – !Bang Poses **NEW** @ShinyShabby

{ Catching up over coffee and shopping }

I’ve been meaning to get together with my dear sweet Maci-cakes for like half a year or something like that.  She finally caught me between deadlines and woo’d me with a shopping trip to Ryvolter who had just released a whole line of Summer Resortwear.  Maci is an enabler though.. she didn’t once try to stop me from buying and buying… until my poor purse was empty (I actually had to get a new one).  We headed over to the cafe to have a little coffee as an end to our little ‘date’.  We’ve definitely gotta do this more often.  Although I might need a loan from the bank first. 😛

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CREDITS

ON ME

Skin – Beth (Med 3 Dk) – Belleza **NEW** @TLC

Hair – Clover (Variety) – Truth **NEW**

Eyes – Crystal Eye (Winter) – Buzzeri

 Lashes – Dolly Falsies – Candy Mountain

Mesh Hands and High Feet – Slink

Nail Appliers – Autumnal – Hello Dave

Top – Leigh Draped Blouse (Floral) – Ryvolter **NEW**

Bottom – Sloan Leather Jogger Shorts – Ryvolter **NEW**

Shoes – Amaryllis Heels (Black) for Slink High Feet – Glamistry **NEW**

Jewelry – Cyrene Necklace – Maxi Gossamer **NEW** @C88

Accessory – Obscurity Shades (Black) – Modish **NEW** @TMD

Accessory – Cora Bag (Golden) – Ryvolter **NEW**

Pose – AvantGarde Line 2 – Pose 7 – Di’s Opera

ON MACI

Skin – Cleo (America Clean F w/glossy lips 2) – Glam Affair

Extras – Gemma Freckles 03 – Glam Affair

Makeup – Sorceress Eye Makeup 2 – The {Wicked} Peach

Hair – Juno – [INK] **NEW** @C88

Mesh Hands and Feet – Slink

OpenMouth PRO Teeth v2.0 – [PXL]

Dress – Enna Drape Over Dress (Light Gray) – Ryvolter **NEW**

Accessory – Xylia Knot Bag (purple) – Ryvolter **NEW**

Shoes – Lace-up Heels (purple) – ANE

Jewelry – LUX Brooklyn – RealEvil Industries

Pose – Trudy #1(v1) – oOo Studio **NEW** for FLF

 

LocationSORGO & Le Primitif Sim 

{ Alter Ego } Collabor88, Gizza and Belleza!

Alter ego

An alter ego (Latin, “the other I”) (disguised) is a second self, which is believed to be distinct from a person’s normal or original personality. A person who has an alter ego is said to lead a double life.

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In many ways, Second Life itself is a means to providing all of us with an Alter Ego… a chance to express different parts of our personality in the way we interact with others. Perhaps you are more outgoing online, maybe thinner, or a blonde instead of a brunette, maybe you live as a child avatar or a furry, or you are Gorean slave master with a harem of women…or maybe your avatar is the complete opposite gender than you are in your first life.  No matter who you choose to “be” in SL… the beauty is there are no rules.  I live my SL each day how I wish to live it.  I change my hair color, I change my size, I change my style from dark and emo to whimsical and fun.  Sometimes I’m a vampire, sometimes a fairy, sometimes I’m a nudist (some people call that lazy).  Honestly, I enjoy trying out all the possibilities.  I don’t want to be limited to a nicely packaged box.  I don’t want to be predictable.  Real life is limiting enough.

This month’s special Anniversary Collabor88 event is coming to a close soon but if you like anything to do with greek or roman mythology especially pertaining to fashion or home decor… there is plenty to be had.  Get on over to check it out.  With the exception of a few tidbits, all items pictured are from the event.  Both of my alter egos are featuring Belleza‘s beautiful new skin “Grace” that comes in 2 skin tones (medium and tan) and 10 different makeup options… in addition I snuck in a new item from GizzA – the ‘epaulet’ which comes in an amazing array of colors and metal options.

So don’t hold back.. be who you want to be.  Show your light and show your dark.  Variety is the spice of life!

CREDITS

(MY DARKSIDE)

BODY

Skin – Grace (Med 04 Bk) – Belleza **NEW** @C88

Hair – Legend Hair “Circe” (Winter tones) – Tableau Vivant **NEW** @C88

Eyes – Vanity Eyes (Chocolate) – IKON

 Lashes – Dolly Falsies – Candy Mountain

Extras – Couture Eyeliner no. 1 – Glam Affair

Mesh Ears – Steking – [Mandala]

Mesh Hands and High Feet – Slink

Nail Appliers – Autumnal – Hello Dave

OUTFIT

Outfit – Odyssey Dress – The Secret Store **NEW** @C88

Shoes – Naxos Sandal (Silver/Midnight) for Slink High Feet – HUCCI **NEW** @C88

Jewelry – Medusa Bracelet (black) – Fashionably Dead **NEW** @C88

Jewelry – Septum Ring (black) – MONS **NEW** @C88

Jewelry – Mermaid’s Serpent Eye Ring – Maxi Gossamer

Pose – Saffron #4 (altered significantly) – oOo Studio

(MY LIGHTSIDE)

BODY

Skin – Grace (Med 0 Bk) – Belleza **NEW** @C88

Hair – Pandora (Variety) – Lamb. **NEW** @C88

Eyes – Crystal Eye (Winter) – Buzzeri

 Lashes – Dolly Falsies – Candy Mountain

Mesh Ears – Hutuu – [Mandala]

Mesh Hands and Medium Feet – Slink

Nail Appliers – Gradients 01 – Ma.Vie

OUTFIT

Outfit – Gladiator Dress (white) – Pixicats **NEW** @C88

Shoes – Goddess Sandals (silver) for Slink Medium Feet – Pure Poison **NEW** @C88

Jewelry – Penelope Ear Cuff (silver) – Glam Affair **NEW** @C88

Accessory – Epaulets V2 (White/Silver) – GizzA **NEW**

Jewelry – Silver Cuffs – Erratic

Pose – Athena #1 – Kirin **NEW** @C88

SCENE

Temple Pergola – Tarte. **NEW** @C88

{ She makes the best cherry pies… come have a bite }

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There’s a place that I know
It’s not pretty there and few have ever gone
If I show it to you now
Will it make you run away

Or will you stay
Even if it hurts
Even if I try to push you out
Will you return?
And remind me who I really am
Please remind me who I really am

Everybody’s got a dark side
Do you love me?
Can you love mine?
Nobody’s a picture perfect
But we’re worth it
You know that we’re worth it
Will you love me?
Even with my dark side?

Black Fashion Fair started August 8th and runs until August 22nd featuring a sim full of designers big and small such as Belleza, Mon Cheri, Blacklace, Candydoll, Ariskea, [sYs], Maxi Gossamer, Cynful, and the list goes on…  afterall black never goes out of style.  Indulge your dark side.

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CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Claudia (Fair 03 Bk) – Belleza **NEW** @BFF

Hair – Lux (Monochromes) – +Spellbound+

Eyes – Crystal Eyes (Winter) – Buzzeri **NEW** @Kustom9

 Lashes – Dolly Falsies – Candy Mountain

Teeth – Vamp Teeth – .:fm:. (Renata Coy)

Mesh Hands and High Feet – Slink

Nail Appliers – Autumnal – Hello Dave

Ears – Wood elf ear – {Lemon Tea}

Tattoo – Dark Frame w/crows – PerveTTe **NEW** @BFF

OUTFIT

Outfit – Parisian Dress – Kaithleen’s **NEW** @BFF

Shoes – Windie Black Heels (compatible w/Slink High Feet) – _candydoll_ **NEW** @BFF

Jewelry – Blood Vial of the Ancients (short) – Maxi Gossamer **NEW** @BFF

POSE / SCENE

Vintage 1950s Pose (full) & Rita 01 (closeup) – oOo Studio

House – Classical White Skybox – RageWorks **NEW**

Black Ruffled Slipcover Sofa – LAQ Décor

Lisa Table and Lamp – PixelMode **NEW** @FaMESHed

Bloody Body under the Rug – The Elegant Goth Gothic Furniture

Books – Imaginarium Librarium Set – Lark (gacha)

Body Mirror, Bird Skull Cloche, Smoking if Good for You (on mantle), Asylum Raven Chair – LISP

Gargoyles – Harshlands

Rae Gothic Mirrors (black) – DIGS

Bitter Walnut Grandfather – Roawenwood

Dark Radio – The House of Avro

Cherry Pie – DDD

{ Love is a fruit in season at all times…and within reach of every hand }

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CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Claudia (SK #2) – Belleza **NEW**

Hair – Tricia (Dark Browns) – +Elua+ **NEW** @Hair Fair

Eyes – Crystal Eyes (Winter) – Buzzeri **NEW** @Kustom9

 Lashes – Dolly Falsies – Candy Mountain

Mesh Hands & Feet – Slink

OUTFIT

Outfit – Erika Halterneck Dress (denim) – GizzA **NEW**

Shoes – Sophia Heels (pearl) – Ingenue

Jewelry – Part Time Boho Princess Earrings (red) – Maxi Gossamer

Accessory – Flowery Mini Bag (Red) – {Imeka}

Accessory – SOSI Shades – Le Primitif **NEW**

Nail Appliers – Hello Dave

POSES / SCENE

Julliette Pose #2 – {Imeka} **NEW**

Location – {Imeka} Sim

{ 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