{ Pride or Vanity ? }

“Many people would be scared if they saw in the mirror, not their faces, but their character…”

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Still time to give yourself the royal treatment, as Enchantment has been extended til March 4th due to some earlier issues with the sim.  Many of the lavish and decadent goodies you see here are out now for Enchantment‘s “Cinderella” round.  Complimenting the Red Queen’s  haughty attire is a new “Vanity” pose set with mirror prop from oOo Studio.. The set is available now at N21.

STYLE CREDITS

Mesh  Head – Simone (Bento) – Lelutka

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin / Appliers – Thabita (Europa) – Glam Affair **NEW** @Kustom9

Mesh Hands (Bento) – Prohands – Vista

Mesh Eyes – Okina Gacha: Chocolate – Buzzeri

Hair – Saarto – Tukinowaguma **NEW** @Enchantment

Dress – Cinderelle (Ruby) – Junbug **NEW** @Enchantment

Accessory – Victoria Lace Collar & Rose Crown – The Mystic **NEW** @Enchantment

Pose – “Vanity” Mirror Prop Pose set – oOo Studio **NEW** @N21

Magical Night Garden Tables – Pillows **NEW** @Enchantment

Cinderella Flowers from a Prince – The Looking Glass **NEW** @Enchantment

Carved Wooden Throne – [DDD]

Persian Rug – Dutchie

Paint it Black Gacha: Curtains – Random Matter

Mystery Mansion 2 Gacha: Haunted Mirror (color modified) – Death Row Designs

Lainey Sconces (brass) – The Loft

Artemis Panel Wall – LISP

{ Silent Night }

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STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Head (Bento) – Simone 2.0 – Lelutka **NEW** @Mainstore

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Mesh Hends (Bento) – Prohands – Vista **NEW** @Mainstore

Skin / Applier – Emily Face, Eyes / Default Brows, Lips, Freckles – Glam Affair **NEW** @Lelutka Mainstore

Eyes – Cardi (grey) – {S0NG}

Hair – MF921 – Tram

Dress – Dana Bodysuit w/Bra & Daniella Skirt – *Just Because* **NEW** @Uber

Top – Christine Jacket (fur) – *Just Because* **NEW** @Mainstore

Shoes – Pom Heels – REIGN **NEW** @N21

Jewelry – Paris Earrings & Necklace – Glam Affair

Poses – Silent Night Set – oOo Studio

Background – Rooftops of Paris RARE – Milk Motion

{ 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

{ Cool girl }

You can run free, I won’t hold it against ya
You do your thing, never wanted a future
Fuck if I knew how to put it romantic
Speaking my truth, there’s no need to panic
No, let’s not put a label on it
Let’s keep it fun
We don’t put a label on it
So we can run free, yeah
I wanna be free like you

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I’m a, I’m a, I’m a cool girl, I’m a, I’m a cool girl
Ice cold, I roll my eyes at you, boy
I’m a cool girl, I’m a, I’m a cool girl
Ice cold, I roll my eyes at you, boy
Rules you don’t like, but you’re still gonna keep ’em
Said you want fines for whatever reason
Show we can chill, try and keep it platonic
Now you can’t tell if I’m really ironic
No, let’s not put a label on it
Let’s keep it fun
We don’t put a label on it
So we can run free, yeah
I wanna be free like you

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STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Head – Amelie – CATWA

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Mesh Hands – Slink

Mesh Ears – Shiny Ears – ^^Swallow^^

Skin / Appliers – Lucinda (Tone 02) – YS&YS **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Tattoo / Appliers – Blind Game – Identity **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Hair – Tommy – EMO-tions **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Mesh Eyes Gacha – #2 Eyes – L’etre

Outfit – Romina Dress – Addams **NEW** @N21

Top – Coco Leather Jacket – Legal Insanity **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Shoes – Dark Magic Heels – Astralia **NEW** @TheFantasyCollective

Jewelry – Koko Earrings – RICIELLI **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Other – Negotiator Gacha: Leo Gun – BAMSE **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Pose – Mob Girl – Maison

Location – CerberusXing Mainstore

{ Be soft }

“Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness.”
~ Kurt Vonnegut

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STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Head – Dyana – Catwa

Mesh Body – Hourglass – Slink

Skin / Appliers – Mia (Peach) – INSOL **NEW** @TresChic

Mesh Eyes Gacha – #2 – L’etre

Hair (w/Hood) – Giselle (for Giselle Mesh Dress) – BESOM & ADDAMS **NEW** @Mainstore

Top – Giselle Mesh Dress – ADDAMS **NEW** @Mainstore

Bottoms – Cherish Leggings Appliers – LYBRA

Shoes – Double Wrap Bootie w/Socks (grey) – TETRA **NEW** @Kustom9

Jewelry – Tresser Choker (white) – (Yummy) **NEW** @N21

Other – Sleepy Bengal (Gray) – O.M.E.N **NEW** @C88

Pose (closeup) – Riri #1 – KIRIN **NEW** @Kustom9

Location – Blithe

 

{ Until we see each other again }

“Together forever, never apart. Maybe in distance but never at heart.”

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As a Second Life user for nearly 7 years, I’ve seen my share of friends come and go.  Sometimes only temporarily, sometimes and very unfortunately all too permanently.  But one thing is true, if you invest in someone.. a friendship that starts in a virtual world, is and can be more real than anything.  We grow attached to people here just like anywhere else.  I’ve heard people say many times, how the people they’ve met through SL have become closer to them than even their ‘real life’ friends.  And it isn’t surprising that some people who might find it otherwise difficult to make friends due to social anxieties in the real world, feel more comfortable making friends in Second Life and opening up more about themselves.  SL is far more than a game.  I can’t even really call it that.  It’s a social venue of unbounded virtual proportions.  How many places can you meet and connect with someone from the other side of the world and hang out with them on a daily basis?  SL has brought countless people together.  And it warms my heart when I hear stories about those who have actually had the privilege of stepping outside of SL and meeting face to face in the real world as well.  To those that have, I envy you!  Those are special memories and proof of just how real these bonds really are.

So enough of the mushy stuff… the NEW Friends Pose “Bests” above will be coming soon (March 25th) from oOo Studio to the Color Me: Pink Event! The lovely little Daybed Decor set is from {What Next} and is available right now at the current round of The Liaison Collaborative: ‘Bon Voyage’.  The set is also available in 2 other color schemes as well if pink is not your thing. 😉  Check the credits below for the rest of the details…  And happy shopping everyone!

STYLE CREDITS

On Sydney (left)

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin – Elea (pale) – Lara Hurley **NEW** @SkinFair2015

Hair – Fynnea (light blondes) – TRUTH **NEW**

Dress – Sheer Dress (white floral) – Pixicat **NEW** @Kustom9

Shoes – Krissy Flats (rose) – Candydoll **NEW** @Kustom9

On Me (right)

Mesh Body – Venus – Belleza

Skin – Tess Med 02 Lt Br (w/moles) – Belleza **NEW** @SkinFair2015

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

Eyes – Cheri (Grey) – {S0NG}

Dress – Valerie Dress – Bowtique

Shoes – Isabelle Heels (blush) – fri.day

Jewelry – Pearl Necklace & Bracelet (ivory) – Izzie’s

Accessory – Weekender Bag (off white) – Izzie’s **NEW** @TLC

Scene

Pose – Bests (three) – oOo Studio **COMING SOON** @ColorMe

Build – Flutter Skybox – Dust Bunny **NEW** @N°21

‘Paris in Spring’ Daybed, Vintage Suitcases, Camera & Photos – {What Next} **NEW** @TLC

Peons & Magnolias – [ keke ] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

{ Give you what you like }

Please wrap your drunken arms around me
And I’ll let you call me yours tonight
Cause slightly broken’s just what I need
And if you give me what I want
Then I’ll give you what you like

Please tell me I’m your one and only
Or lie and say at least tonight
I’ve got a brand new cure for lonely
And if you give me what I want
Then I’ll give you what you like

When you turn off the lights
I get stars in my eyes
Is this love?
Maybe someday
So don’t turn on the lights
I’ll give you what you like

Emotions aren’t that hard to borrow
When was the word you never learned
And in a room of empty bottles
If you don’t give me what I want
Then you’ll get what you deserve

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Last call for The Liaison Collaborative’s “Leather and Lace” round!  The event wraps up this round on March 1st, but there’s still a few days left to sneak in for some sexy shopping time.

STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Body – Venus – Belleza

Skin – Celeste 4 Dk (with Lips 6 gloss) – Belleza **NEW** @TLC

Hair – Birdy (blacks) – Lamb **NEW** @N°21

Eyes – Luna Eyes (Dk Grey) – S0NG **NEW** @Kustom9

Tattoo – Smoldering Temptress Mask – The {Wicked Peach} **NEW** @TLC

Outfit – Fifi’s Boudoir Corset (black lace) – {junbug} **NEW** @Kustom9

Shoes – Angel Shoes (black) – Just Design **NEW**

Jewelry – Gold Beaded Choker – (yummy)

Jewelry – Heritage Collection Necklace, Earrings, Ring – Empyrean Forge **NEW** @We<3RP

Jewelry – Avielle Bracelet (dramatic) – Earthstones **NEW** @TLC

Accessory – Malbec Wine Glass – Kunst

Pose – Pure Heat 9m – Ma Vie **NEW** @TLC

Corset Chairs – Stockholm & Lima **NEW** @TLC

{ 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

{ The Gift }

“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift…that’s why it’s called the present.”

Just wanted to take this moment to wish everyone a very Happy New Year! Each day with you has been a true gift. For all the love, support of my work, taking time to come here to leave a note or a fave or an award on my flickr and constantly inspiring me with your creativity and style as well… May 2015 bless you all richly and look forward to blogging with you all for another great year! <333

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STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Body – Venus – Belleza

Skin – Mae for TLC (Med #3 Dk) – Belleza **NEW** @TLC

Hair – Crystal (dark browns) – Blues.

Eyes – Lillian Eyes (winter) – Buzzeri **NEW** @Kustom9

Mesh Ears – Hutuu Ears – MANDALA

Dress – Althea Red Gown – Dead Dollz

Jewelry – Ruby & Diamond Hinge Earrings – (Yummy) **NEW** @N°21

Accessory – Fashionabow Headpiece (Cherry) – BOOM **NEW**

Pose (faceshot) – Anastasia – ILAYA Poses **NEW** @TLC

Poses (full and partial body) – Peace Gacha: Unity & Love Poses/Props – Le Poppycock **NEW** @TLC

Twinkling Lights Logs (driftwood) – [ keke ] **NEW** @Kustom9

Scenery – Enchanted Tree Tunnel – Studio Skye

{ Tis the Season for Freezin } NEWness from TLC & lots of other places!

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Winter is in full swing on this side of the world and you can either embrace it and get out there in the snow and enjoy the activities that abound only in wintertime or cozy up inside with the warmth of soft blankets and warm fires viewing the wintery white beauty from the comfort of your cabin, shack, nook or house.

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However you decide to celebrate Winter, you can find lots of goodies for the gettin’ all over the grid.  The Liaison Collaborative has a special gacha garden this round for some extra fun if you’re ready to try your luck!

~ CREDITS: OUTDOOR PIC ~

OUTFIT

Skin – Mae Med 2 Dk (for TLC) – Belleza **NEW** @TLC

Hair – Joyful (browns) – Soonsiki **NEW** @N°21

Top – My Padding Jacket – [monso] **NEW** @Creation.JP

Bottoms – Snowday Pants (grey) – Fishy Strawberry **NEW** @TLC

Accessories – Sweater Weather Headwrap – REIGN. **NEW** @N°21

Accessories – SnowGloves (arctic red) – Flite. **NEW** @Kustom9

Shoes – Hunting Boots (black) – Mikunch **NEW** @Kustom9

Pose – Anastasia – ILAYA **NEW** @TLC

**sign “tis the season for freezin” – Mien Poses **NEW** @TLC

SCENE

Ice Fishing Shack (Red) – Frogstar **NEW** @TLC

Woodcutter’s Set – Sari-Sari **NEW** @TLC

Gone Fishing Wall Sign – +CONVAIR+

Cozy Outdoor Nooks Bavaria with Snowtop & Sleigh Picnic Table – 22769 ~ [bauwerk] **NEW** @TLC

The Winter Cabin Gacha: #6 Firepit – :HAIKEI: **NEW** @Kustom9

A Fishing Getaway: Fishing Pole – [Breno]

Hanging Fish Rack – [DDD]

Landscaping – Studio Skye

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OUTFIT

Skin – Mae Med 2 Dk (for TLC) – Belleza**NEW** @TLC

Hair – Joyful (browns) – Soonsiki **NEW** @N°21

Top – Flake Sweater (grey) – Fishy Strawberry **NEW** @TLC

Bottoms – Snowday Pants (grey) – Fishy Strawberry **NEW** @TLC

Shoes – Hunting Boots (black) – Mikunch **NEW** @Kustom9

Pose – Snow Love: Curled – Sari-Sari **NEW** @TLC

SCENE

Ice Fishing Shack (Red) & Hanging Holiday Sign (gacha) – Frogstar **NEW** @TLC

Light Clutter Rug, JOY Marquee, and Little Christmas Tree (gacha – Charlie) – tarte. **NEW** @TLC

Winter Rustic Gacha: Cabinet (RARE), Chalkboard, Birch Snowman – Blueberry Hill **NEW** @TLC

Snow Day Windowseat Crate & Books – Second Spaces **NEW** @C88

Hunter’s Retreat Gacha: Lumberjack’s Axe – dust bunny **NEW** @N°21

Fuji Kerosene Heater (champagne) – BALACLAVA!! **NEW** @Creation.JP

Cold Coffee Break Gacha: Wooden Table, Stool, Skillet of Cookies, Coffee Mugs, Vintage Flask, Fatty Candle – Toro. **NEW** @TLC

The Winter Cabin Gacha: #3 Folding Chair, #2 – Blankets, #8 Letters – :HAIKEI: **NEW** @Kustom9

Matchstick Ladders – Soy.  **NEW** @C88