{ I am lovely just the way that I am }

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I don’t wanna be her
I just want to be little old me
Shouldn’t have to think
Who am I suppose to be today
And what gives you the right
To tell me who I should be?
Who gave you that right?

Cause I, I feel lovely
Just the way that I am
Yes I feel lovely
The way that I am

I know you want the best
Yeah only good things for me
But you have to realize
I can’t be all these things you project on me
Cause I’m beautiful to me
Doesn’t that mean a thing?

I feel lovely
Just the way that I am
Yes I feel lovely
The way that I am

I need that to be enough for you
Need that to be enough for you
Cause it’s enough for me
It’s enough for me

I’m I suppose to give up everything I am
Just to make you happy
I thought I was the one you
Always wanted me to be
It turns out I’m just little old me
I’m just little old me
And that’s fine by me

Cause I, I am lovely
Just the way that I am
Oh yes I am,
Yes I am lovely
The way that I am
‘Cause I feel lovely lovely
I am lovely

STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Head – Visage “Emma” – Slink

Mesh Body – Physique – Slink

Skin Applier – Doll V2 (peach) for Visage head and Physique body – Pink Fuel **NEW**

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

Hair – Snow Spell II (browns) – Littlebones **NEW** @The Secret Affair

Dress – Leona Dress (pink) – [Stitched] **NEW** @The Secret Affair

Headpiece – Divine Wreath (pink & gold) – =Zenith= **NEW** @The Secret Affair

Jewelry – Septum Ring Style 7 (gold) – MONS

~ Trinetty Skytower ~

{ Too Cool for School }

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As much as this post is full of all the lovely things from The Arcade that make me nostalgic for school days… It really was the new “Boston” Outfit from GizzA that served as the inspiration for this picture.  Although the outfit comes in 6 different pattern options (including shoes – not shown), I fell in love with the pastel version of this outfit, particularly because I have a passion for all things pink!  Within minutes I knew I could build the perfect little classroom scene for my not-so-serious-schoolgirl because (Milk Motion) and Sari-Sari had the cutest offerings for Arcade this round with “back to school” flair.  For some reason I’m having a strong desire to watch the movie “Clueless” again.

It’s time to hit the books!  Nahhh.. let’s hit the mall instead!

~ Trinetty Skytower

CREDITS

ON ME

Skin – Skye (Asia 7 H) – Glam Affair **NEW** @Arcade

Hair – Thelma (Variety) – Truth

Mesh Hands & Physique Body – Slink

Outfit – Boston (Spring) – GizzA **NEW**

Shoes – Outsiders (pink) – FLite. **NEW** @Arcade

Jewelry – Modest Crown Ring – (Yummy) **NEW** @Arcade

Accessory – Gems Flames Glasses (pearl/gold) RARE – [glow] studio **NEW** @Arcade

Accessory – Carry Me Satchel (Lime) – Olive. (from previous Arcade)

Yum Bubblegum! – [Pink Fuel]

SCENE

Desks (yellow – RARE), backpacks, world map, cursive board, library book, cootie catcher, mini chalkboard, schoolbooks – (Milk Motion) **NEW** @Arcade

Chalkboard (on wall), ledger, notebook, leather catchall – Sari-Sari **NEW** @Arcade

Pose – Lumineux 10 – Ma Vie.

{ Head of the Class }

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In my neck of the woods, it’s just about time for school to start up again which for me is accompanied by a huge sigh of relief as the house is much quieter.  However, it won’t be long before I’m back at school myself, as I’ll be finally going back to get my Bachelor’s degree.  “MOM! I finally know what I wanna be when I grow up!”  Hitting the books again after all these years is a bit daunting, but I’ve been assured by everyone that I don’t have anything to worry about.  See back in my youth, I will admit, I was pretty academically minded and an over-achiever.  I might cry if i got a “B”.  And that perfectionist side of me is going to have a hard time letting some kids half my age get better test scores than me, so I’m going to have to up my game.  Make sure they know I mean business.  Gotta get in practice of late nights and lots of coffee…  Oh. Wait.  I might already be ready for that. *grins*

For those of you I know who are going after your education as an adult.. I applaud you and admire you.  It won’t be easy, but that was only 18 years ago right? *nervously laugh*

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Alright, about the pics… First I’d like to say I’d been waiting to blog this cute ready-for-school look for a couple weeks now.  Pretty much from the moment I laid eyes on this plaid dress from Valentina E. at the August round of FaMESHed.  It was just right for what I wanted.  Paired with the super adorable knee high socks and heels from LaRoo and maybe I can call it ‘geek chic’.  I’d also like to mention that this really well done, MESH, low-prim, and low-cost schoolroom that is a perfect set for your back-to-school photos or RPing I found on Marketplace from Utilizator.  And lastly, the poses (in the classroom) are from the new group gift “Brevity” by oOo Studio that will be in store in the next day or two.  The class picture is also courtesy of oOo Studio’s “Yearbook” pose/prop… with several different poses to choose from and backdrop colors.

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Now go sharpen those pencils and shine those apples!

CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Harley (05 – Peach) – Pink Fuel *past Arcade item*

Eyes – Vanity Eyes (Denim) – IKON

Hair – Tanya (Black Coffee) MESH – Wasabi Pills **NEW**

Lashes – Fantasia MESH Lashes – Gaeline

Rigged MESH Hands – Slink

OUTFIT

Dress – Louise Dress (Teal) MESH – Valentina E. **NEW**

Bag – Sophmore Satchel (black) MESH – Mon Tissu

Jewelry – Window to my Heart (silver) MESH – Maxi Gossamer **NEW**

Shoes – Alice Knee High Pumps MESH – LaRoo **NEW**

Books (held) MESH – Dark Midday Designs

Mad Nerd Glasses MESH – Mad Mesh by Domsson Lean

PROPS / SET / POSES

MESH Classroom – Utilizator

“Yearbook” Photography Prop – oOo Studio

Brevity Singles Poses – oOo Studio **NEW** Group Gift (coming soon!)

{ A Bird’s Song } FLF & FaMESHed

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When I would play my song
You used to sing along.
I always seem to forget
How fragile are the very strong.
I’m sorry I can’t steal you
I’m sorry I can’t stay
So I put band-aids on your knees
And watch you fly away

I’m sending you away tonight
I’ll put you on a bird’s strong wing
I’m saving you the best way I know how
I hope again one day to hear you sing

You know we’re not so far away
Get on a boat, get on a train
And if you ever think you’re drowning
I’ll try to slow the rain
In two years or so
Drop me a line
Write me a letter
I hope to find you’re doing better, better than today, better everyday

I’m sending you away tonight
I’ll put you on a bird’s strong wing
I’m saving you the best way I know how
I hope again one day to hear you sing
I’m saving you the only way that I know how
I hope again one day to hear you sing
I hope again one day to see you bring your smile back around again

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CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Harley (Peach) – Pink Fuel **NEW**

Eyes – Eyelids MESH – Slink

Hair/Hat – Jill (Gingers02) MESH – Truth

Rigged MESH Hands & Rigged Barefeet – Slink

OUTFIT

Top – All Tied Up (Yellow) MESH – Sugar Button Boutique

Bottom – Denim White Tulle Skirt (Dirty blue) MESH – Baiastice **NEW** @FaMESHed

Shoes – Kasey Boots (brown) MESH – LaRoo **NEW** @FaMESHed

Jewelry – San Remo Bangles (Gold Aged) MESH – Maxi Gossamer

Jewelry – Window to My Heart (Short – Gold) MESH – Maxi Gossamer **NEW** @FaMESHed

POSES & PROPS

Lattice Fence Set MESH – Botanical **NEW** @FaMESHed

Fabric Bird (Songbird Red) MESH – Vespertine

Classical Guitar (Floral) MESH – Standby Inc. **NEW**

Melody – oOo Studio **NEW** for FLF

{ A Morning without Coffee is like a Day without Sunshine }

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 Life has had me pretty busy lately… all work and no play can make Trin a dull girl and we can’t be having that.  So sometimes it’s good to just stop, take a deep breath, and de-stress.  Anyone that knows me knows that I have an affinity to coffee (that’s a fancy way of saying, I love it… a lot 😛 ) and if I don’t get my morning coffee life can be pretty rough.  It’s therapeutic really.  So I think we can all agree, I should not be denied that simple pleasure.

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I’m also gonna throw out a few other tidbits about me as well, and why I chose this particular scene/theme… I am a girly girl, I love pink, and I love pajamas.  So there, I said it.  The cute new PJs are from Blacklace and naturally I would snag my favorite color. Perfect for lazing about in the early hours when procrastinating the day’s to-do list.  That’s something I’m oh-so good at.

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I went ahead and took the liberty to girly up this beautiful mesh house by Barnesworth Anubis and what better way to do that was to add the ultra feminine vanity set from Tres Blah at the Arcade!  This was the ONLY collection I got the complete set of at the Arcade and I’m so excited about it.  So detailed and well thought out.

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Now if you don’t mind, I might just snuggle back under those comfy covers, daydream and snooze a while longer… The work is gonna have to wait for now.

CREDITS

BODY & OUTFIT

Skin – Harley (Peach, #8) – Pink Fuel **NEW** @the Arcade

Eyes – Eternal Eyes (grey) – IKON

Hair – Hold on Loosely (Natural Fusion 2) MESHExile **NEW** @FaMESHed

MESH Hands & Rigged Barefeet – Slink

Pajamas – Chloe Cami & Pants Set (Pink) MESHBlacklace **NEW**

SCENE

House – Santa Barbara Bungalow MESH[ba] Barnesworth Anubis

Cobble Hill Bedroom Suite (White) MESHTrompe Loeil **NEW** @FaMESHed

Vanity, Dress Form, and all accessories MESHTres Blah **NEW** @the Arcade

Mendoza Cabinet, Thrift Shop Chair (Aunty Patsy Floral) MESHTrompe Loeil

Books, Baskets, LOVE Letters, Flowers, Easels MESH{af} Apple Fall **NEW**

Figurines (Leaning Tower of Pisa, Chichen Itza, Stonehenge) MESHPilot **NEW** @the Arcade

Old-fashioned telephone MESHfloorplan. (Gacha)

Carmen Drapes, Charlotte Home Lemon Tea Tray MESHLISP

Oolong Teacup Planter MESH[ARIA] **NEW** @the Arcade

Plants, Antique Standing Lamp, Open Book w/glasses MESHDutchie **NEW**

Rocking Chair, Round Accent Table,  MESHFri.Home

Sunhat (straw) – (YUMMY) **NEW** @Summerfest

White Fur Rug MESH[Tia]

Slippers & Newspapers MESH – Meli Imako (Marketplace)

Kitty & Bed – Zooby’s

POSES

Hana (close up) – oOo Studio **NEW**

Tea Pose #4(w/teacup prop)LISP **NEW** @the Arcade

{ All the World’s a Stage } FLF

“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have  their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts…” (William Shakespeare)

This couldn’t be more perfect a statement for the world of Second Life as well as First Life… I’ve come to realize lately more than ever that sometimes you have to accept that people will come and go in your life or that at times you will be close and then over time drift away.  Perhaps only to fulfill a need for a time, to play the role they were meant to play and help grow you in some small way… sometimes even by hurting you.  But life doesn’t stop there, and you have to brush yourself off and go back out in the spotlight.  You were meant to be there afterall.  You were meant to impact someone else’s life too.  Maybe you will never know that you even did.  Life is just a succession and combination of experiences.  Be who you want to be, do what you want to do, and love who you want to love.  So when the curtain closes, you can take your bow for a job well done.

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And now putting away the deep-thoughts hat and getting to the styling.  Today oOo Studio is releasing this lovely new set of poses for Fifty Linden Fridays called “Elizabeta” designed to show off the hands, particularly the Slink Mesh hands that we love so much.  Mixing and matching the different hand poses along with the modeling poses to give you some unique looks.

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CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Alyx (Peach, Smokey Eyes, Auburn) – Pink Fuel **NEW**

Makeup – Classic Lipstick (Ruby Red) – Pink Fuel **NEW**

Eyes – Vanity Eyes (Denim) – IKON **NEW** (VIP Group Gift)

Makeup – Couture Eyeliner no.01 MESHGlam Affair

Hair – La Madame (Feux) – Vanity Hair

Rigged MESH Hands – Slink

OUTFIT

Gown – Miss Luana Barzane (Eden) MESH [Amarelo Manga] **NEW**

Heels – Grace Sandal (Gold) MESHGOS Boutique

Jewelry – Miss Taylor (Emerald) Necklace & Earrings MESH [Amarelo Manga]

Accessory – Vintage Cigarette Holder – DDD Digital Dragon

LOCATION

The Looking Glass Sim

POSES

Elizabeta – oOo Studio **NEW** (for FLF)

{ Like a Virgin } My 10 SL Firsts Meme

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This is a blog about firsts and it’s fitting that this is actually the very *first* blog meme I’ve participated in as well (So thank you very much Strawberry Singh for being my First)!  I was rather stoked that it coincided with some rather cool 80s throwback charm jewelry by (Yummy) released at Collabor88 this round  that totally inspired me to do a full on set from the era of my youth.  I hope those of you that grew up in the 80s can appreciate the nostalgia going on in here.  I fully admit to having far too much fun putting it all together and was amazed at all the awesome retro stuff out there in SL (in mesh even!). I could have totally kept going but resisted on account of it turning out to look like a scene out of “Hoarders” 1980 style.

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And so without further ado… Let’s go back in time to my virginly days in SL and I’ll tell you a little about my 1st experiences.  No judging allowed! LOL

  1. First SL Friend: Pixie, I met her on Help Island my first day in SL and we went through all the tutorials together and then ventured into the great unknown of the metaverse.  We stayed friends for a few years even through many weddings and lots of drama, but ultimately we grew apart.
  2. First SL Kiss: Pixie LOL (I was experimenting!! and welp, someone had to hop on those poseballs with me!)
  3. First SLex time/place/partner: uh… yeah I think I will refer to question #2. and it was on a piano. 😛
  4. First SL Partner/Girlfriend/Boyfriend/Wife/Husband: I have only ever had one partner in SL and his name is Bio Flow.  I met him my first month in SL at Sweethearts Jazz Club and when I found out he was Aussie, I might’ve got a wee bit excited thinking about his accent.  But we were together in SL for 3.5 years (which is like 35 years in SL) and did the whole big wedding thing, and even a vow renewal after some rocky times.
  5. First SL Job: My first official job which I usually dismiss was as a store model for Damage Clothing… I basically stood on some sexy pose stand wearing their clothes and talking to people that came in the store.  It was crap for money and didn’t last long.  I moved onto being a Hostess at Sweethearts and then to being a Photographer.
  6. First SL Creation: A pillow.  And I remember it was fugly but functional. I even learned how to add a sit script in it.  I was so proud of myself.
  7. First Encounter with a Linden: I believe it was summer of 2008 while working at Sweethearts, but I don’t remember which Linden it was that popped over.  Nor did I really understand who they were… I think I actually believed all the Lindens were related at first.  LOL like this whole family is running SL.  Yes, I’m a dork.
  8. First Encounter with a SLebrity: omgosh I really don’t even know on this one, I’ve come in to contact with quite a few designers or creators but probably didn’t realize at the time even.  I think it was probably Agnes Finney of My Precious because I won a photo contest for her store back in January 2009 and they held a party to celebrate the winners.  I remember trying to be all professional and not act like a noob fangirl…. but in the end, I don’t necessarily buy into the SLebrity thing.  We’re all just people behind a computer.  I do however have great respect and admiration for the talents of many people in SL.
  9. First SL Sim you fell in love with: Hmm… It’s a toss up between The SL Botanical Gardens and Inspire Space Park.  I frequented many gardens in my initial days after discovering that SL wasn’t just a series of nude beaches, this one always had lots of different nooks and things to explore and I always found it a fun, peaceful retreat.  It was a friend that introduced me to Inspire and I was immediately in awe.  I mean, how cool is it when you can float through space watching the planets pass by while listening to trippy music like some psychedelic Disney ride in Tomorrowland!!
  10. First SL Blog Post: Well considering I’m new to blogging, it wasn’t that long ago really. March 21st, 2013 was my first official day as a blogger and my post was about New Beginnings.  Nothing out of the ordinary except my attempt at not overly editing photos as I’m accustomed to doing.  And I’m still as excited about doing it as I was then.

Well thanks for reading… I totally want to go roller skating now.

CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Alyx (Peach, Natural Eyes) – Pink Fuel **NEW**

Makeup – Lip Lustre (HI-C w/teeth)Pink Fuel **NEW**

Eyes – Eternal Eyes (green) – IKON

Hair – Julia (Gingerbread) MESHWasabi Pills **NEW**

Rigged MESH Hands – Slink

OUTFIT

Top – Rachel Ruffle Sweater (Chocolate) MESHTee*fy **NEW** @C88

Bottoms – Lovisa Ruffle Mini Skirt (Splash) MESH Tee*fy **NEW** @C88

Shoes – 80s Heels MESH HOC Industries

Hosiery – Overknee Socks (white – tinted) – Izzie’s

Bracelets – Sugar Candy Bangles (Orange) MESHMaxi Gossamer **NEW** @C88

Jewelry – Junk Food Charm Necklace, Earrings and Ring MESH(Yummy) **NEW** @C88

Accessory – Hoopin Hula Hoop (polypro pink) MESH[Decoy] **NEW**

SCENE

Nick’s Futon MESH.lame

Feeny Food Tray MESHPilot

Sculpted Rug Beige II – Izzie’s

Floor Lamp MESHfloorplan.

Vintage Motel TV & Retro Orange Flip Clock MESHHypoxia

Mayfair Trunk & The Anywhere Lawnchair* (brown) MESH{What Next} (*from past Arcade)

Vintage Roller Skates (Disco White) MESHThe Secret Store (from past Arcade)

Playing Games Console MESH:Cheeky Pea:

Uni-ee! Unicorn Plushie (Rainbow) MESH~silentsparrow~

Machinarium suitcase (yellow) MESH{vespertine} (from past Arcade)

Tredpro Super Tape 2 Cassette Recorder & Cassettes – Marketplace

Neon Sunglasses MESHHOC Industries

Posters & Magazines (part of the Atari 2600 Collection) – Marketplace

POSES

(with hula hoop prop) Lookbook 7 – oOo Studio **NEW**

(close up) Girls 627 – *Everglow* **NEW**

{ Here Comes the Sun }

It’s been a long winter over in my part of the world… teasing us with a hint of Spring here and there, but never quite sure if it will last. I even know a few SL friends out west and north that are still having to put up with snow!   Around SL, Spring is clearly here and in full swing, reflected in the fashions hitting the stores as well as the beautiful home & garden items debuting.

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I have been taking full advantage as I try to get my own home in SL decorated for the season and if you’re looking to do the same, I highly recommend you not miss this new event “The Garden” by The Liason Collaborative that just began this week and will run through May 10th.  This round’s theme is English Garden Party and they have some amazing items out by many of your favorite home and garden designers like {What Next}, Cheeky Pea, and LISP as well as some up and coming ones like Alouette featuring the gorgeous Garden Party set and RageWorks who designed this very lovely detailed Gazebo.

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In addition to The Garden, many of the other events and new store releases are featuring pastel shades to compliment and lots of floral patterns are the trend.  I picked up this frilly and feminine top over at Tee*fy and found the wide legged linen pants at BOOM out for FLF last week to match perfectly.  The poses I’m using are NEW from oOo Studio and are out today only for Fifty Linden Fridays, so be sure to grab those!  Rhonda-Close_FINAL

Now I’m all dressed up and ready for Spring soiree because… here comes the sun!

CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Alyx (Peach, Natural Eyes) – Pink Fuel **NEW**

Makeup – Lip Lustre (Orange bonbon) – Pink Fuel **NEW**

Eyes – Eternal Eyes (green) – IKON

Hair – Oh Baby Doll (Fair) MESH!lamb.

MESH Hands – Slink

OUTFIT

Top – Skyla Ruffle Sleeve Tank (floral) MESHTee*fy **NEW**

Bottoms – Miami Linen Pants (Margarita) MESH*BOOM* (exclusive color for past FLF)

Shoes – “Adele” Wedge Pumps MESHG-Field **NEW**

Jewelry – Petite Fleur Ring (gold) MESHMaubray

Jewelry – Esra’s Giant Teardrop Necklace & Earrings MESHMaxi Gossamer

Purse – rhea saffiano bag (cream) MESH::{u.f.o}:: (for the Arcade Gacha)

POSES

“Rhonda” Singles – oOo Studio **NEW** for FLF

SCENE

Garden Party Set MESHAlouette **NEW**  @The Garden

Rustic Gazebo MESHRage Works **NEW** @The Garden

Flowers and Grass – Kidd Landscaping

LOCATION

Home Sim