{ Angel in Blue Jeans }

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And though I never got her name
Or time to find out anything
I loved her just the same

And though I rode a different road
And sang a different song
I’ll love her ’till my last breath’s gone.

~Train

CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Claudia (SK 0) – Belleza **NEW**

Hair – Cowboy Hat / MINAMI (Mocha) – *ARGRACE* **NEW**

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

 Lashes – Dolly Falsies – Candy Mountain

Mesh Hands – Slink

OUTFIT

Top – Noah Cropped Vest (Sienna) – The Secret Store **NEW** @C88

Top – Mia Mini Halter Tank Top (Desert) – Tee*fy **NEW**

Bottoms – Beads Belt Denim Short (Stonewash) – Blueberry **NEW**

Shoes – Cowboy Boots (floral brown) – *COCO* **NEW**

Jewelry (on my left) – Kyara Bangle (Marrakesh) – [MANDALA] **NEW** @C88

Jewelry – Dakotah Inlay Ring – Earthstones

Jewelry (on my right) – Cayuse Bracelet (Turquoise) – Earthstones

Jewelry (on my right) – Boho Bangles (Stone) – GizzA

POSE / LOCATION

Model Pose #551 – Manifeste

ISON Sim

{ Fresh From the Market } & Happy Anniversary to meee!

My life is a constant ever-moving roller-coaster ride of ups and downs and all arounds… A to-do list that never gets shorter than a half a page and the “have to’s” far outweigh the “want to’s”.  But sometimes in the middle of all the craziness I just stop and put all the deadlines and chores aside and just do something, anything…for me.  It’s necessary, not only for my own emotional well-being, but the physical too.

A couple years ago when I was in the middle of a huge RL move and building a home and trying to keep it all together, stressed beyond belief, I was diagnosed with Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome.  Often mimicking depression, most doctors dole out anti-depressants and send you on your way.  But I learned that the effects of stress on your body physically… are very real.  My body showed me that it was done.  It had run out of gas and I was going for the crash, by my back going out on me out of nowhere.   I didn’t do anything, I didn’t twist wrong or pick up something heavy.  I was standing there and it just hit me.  After taking a couple tests I discovered my cortisol levels had peaked and plummeted resulting in a body that wasn’t able to recover from things like.. a back going out.  It took months of chiropractic therapy and relying on narcotics just to get me through the rigors of moving and on to a less stressful life.  But I’m a chronic “yes” person.  So I would have to learn to say “no” more, to not take on more than I can handle, and to make time for things that I enjoy and relax me.

This week marks one year since I started this blog.  I’d been taking photos for long before that in Second Life, and had always enjoyed it, but sometimes you want to switch things up and try something different, so taking it to a blog format was new and exciting.  It is not and never has been a job for me, but rather a hobby, and I do it because it is something I enjoy.  The past few months I’ve had to slow down on all things SL because of starting school in RL but coming back to do a few pictures like this here and there are for my well-being..for my creative outlet… and I’m just glad you all let me share it with you.

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CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Romy (America 01) – Glam Affair **NEW** @Skin Fair

Hair – Shine (HUD 1) – Magika **NEW**

Rigged MESH Hands & Flat Feet – Slink

OUTFIT

Top – Marlene Blouse (Lemon) – Tee*fy **NEW** @C88

Bottom – Marley Skirt (Pull Shapes) – Tee*fy **NEW** @C88

Shoes – Pandora Flats (Teal) – Ingenue **NEW** @Arcade

Jewelry – Miranda Earring (Tiffany) – LaGyo **NEW** @Arcade

Accessories – Bouquet Sunnies (Tan) – Surf Co. **NEW** @Arcade

Bag – Market Bag (Potatoes) – Lark **NEW** @Arcade

POSES / SCENE

Anna #6  – Kirin Poses

Farmer’s Market Set (complete) – Lark **NEW** @Arcade

Spring Living Set – Vintage Camper (green), Chairs (eggshell & blue), Bee Pillow, Radio (floral) RARE, Daisies – Tres Blah **NEW** @Arcade

Hand Painted Bowl of Eggs – Surf Co. HOME **NEW** @Arcade

Empty Crates – Meli Imako

Wire Basket – *KOPI*

Mesh Merchant Stall – (Surge)

Landscaping by Studio Skye & Botanical

Skydome – Turnip’s Homes & Stuff

{ Baby you’re so classic } featuring….FaMESHed, LaRoo, and Belleza

This post is wayyyy overdue, so I apologize for the not so newness of these items but maybe they will still be new to some of you! The month just got away from me much too quickly.  The month is not completely over so there’s still time to catch this round of FaMESHed or Belleza’s November Best Buys.  All clothing items will be available in stores after the event is over.  I decided to make use of all the really great fashion options there were not only from FaMESHed but also from DRIFT and LaRoo (who incidentally just introduced a fantastic new collection of mesh heels w/HUD-controlled feet), and create a classic 3 look preview:  one more uptown, one more downtown and one more casual… I hope you like!

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**Edit** due to holiday, family visiting and then illness this post didn’t make it in time for November, but all the November round of FaMESHed clothing will be in their stores soon…  Sorry! :\

CREDITS

Style #1

Skin – Ashley (Med-01) – Belleza **NEW Best Buy November Exclusive**

Eyes – Perspective Eyes (hazel) – IKON

Hair – Pixvior (dark reds) MESH – Vanity **NEW**

Rigged MESH Hands – Slink

Top (under) – Dita Tucked Chemise (black) MESH – Valentina E. **NEW**

Jacket – Vintage Fur Bomber (leopard) MESH – Valentina E. **NEW**

Bottoms – Sandy Leather Pants (black) MESH – Cracked Mirror **NEW**

Accessory – Highbrow Shades MESH – DECO

Jewelry – 50s Pearl Necklace (red) MESH – Izzie’s

Shoes – Aria Wedges (red) MESH – LaRoo **NEW**

Style #2

Skin – Ashley (Med-02) – Belleza **NEW Best Buy November Exclusive**

Eyes – Vanity Eyes (Denim) – IKON

Hair – Leighton (browns) MESH – ISON **NEW**

Rigged MESH Hands – Slink

Top (under) – Mini Corset non-sheer (black) MESH – Tee*fy

Jacket – City Blazer (Tweeds) MESH – DRIFT **NEW**

Bottoms – Linen Stitched Skirt (black) MESH – NYU **NEW**

Accessory – Neckerchief (black velvet) MESH – DRIFT

Accessory – Scout Boho Bag (gray) MESH – ISON

Jewelry – Gigi shimmer bow Ring (black) MESH – Maxi Gossamer

Jewelry – Ritzy Shimmer Pearls Earrings (black) MESH – Maxi Gossamer **NEW**

Shoes – Hanna Pumps (violet) MESH – LaRoo **NEW**

Style #3

Skin – Ashley (Med-03) – Belleza **NEW Best Buy November Exclusive**

Eyes – Vanity Eyes (Denim) – IKON

Hair – Daydream (naturals) MESH – Exile **NEW**

Rigged MESH Hands – Slink

Top – Los Angeles Cardigan (Tanager) MESH – Emery **NEW**

Bottoms – Lana Shorts MESH – Mutresse **NEW**

Jewelry – Mermaid’s Serpent Eye Ring (silver) MESH – Maxi Gossamer **NEW**

Jewelry – Boho Bliss Tassel-Tastic (long) MESH – Maxi Gossamer **NEW**

Shoes – Alison Pumps (black) MESH – LaRoo **NEW**

Poses for All Styles from KIRIN Poses (Maylee Pack) **NEW**

{ 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

{ Sugar Rush }

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If there’s one thing I love about The Arcade, there’s usually never a shortage of absolutely delicious foodie things!  This year was no exception with PILOT‘s very inspiring Candy Bar and Milk & Cookies Bar sets!  Add to that, digging through my inventory and finding many past arcade items such as the Pastry Mania set from Tres Blah, and I knew there was a Sweet Shoppe theme about to happen.  So one mini-city build later, here we are in my very own Candy-Crush-worthy scene surrounded by all the sugary goodness one could hope for.  And did I mention lots of PINK??? I’m a girl who loves pink and I don’t care who knows it.  Plus all this gave me an excuse to go buy the super sweet Sunday tee over at DRIFT which was perfect for my yummy pic.  Have I made you hungry yet with all my food references? Here, Eat a Cupcake! 😀

Now if you’ll excuse me, I think I have some frosting on my lips to clean up.  *blushes*

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CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Leila Arcade #6 –  Belleza **NEW** @The Arcade

Eyes – Vanity Eyes (Denim) – IKON

Hair – Just a Reason (Wild Fusion 2 – RARE) MESH – Exile **NEW** @The Arcade

Lashes – Fantasia MESH Lashes – Gaeline

Rigged MESH Hands – Slink

Messy Mouth w/Sprinkles – Sugar Heart

OUTFIT

Top – Sunday Tee (Cupcake) MESH – DRIFT

Bottoms – Summer Shorts (Preppy Plaid) MESH – DRIFT

Earrings – Tea & Cupcakes (Silver) MESH – Maxi Gossamer

Bangles – Colour Blocking Minimalism (Mint & Chocolate) MESH – Tee*fy

Shoes – Espadrilles (Cupcakes Special Edition) MESH – Gos Boutique

Purse – The Donut Bag (Strawberry) MESH – Milk Motion **NEW** @The Arcade

SCENE / POSES

Building – Unicorn (white) MESH – +Sanctuaire+

Candy Bar & Milk & Cookies Bar Sets – PILOT **NEW** @The Arcade

Golf Cart (Palm Spring) – {What Next} **NEW** @The Arcade

Sandbridge Ice Cream Cart, Garden Café Table & Chairs (pink/green),

Zig Zag Rug & Café Sandwich Board – {What Next}

Barbara Ann Lamps (ice), Dairy Milk Cans & Color Block Curtains – Floorplan.

Ice Cream Art & Summer Garden Stool – Marmalade Jam

Let Them Eat Cake & Nom Nom Nom Pic, Mesh Blinds – LISP

Assorted Vintage Cakestands – Vespertine

Broken Birdcage (teal) – Vespertine (past Arcade Gacha)

Pastry Mania (assorted items) – Tres Blah (past Arcade Gacha)

Petit Cakestand (on table) – Culprit

Photo Booth – Scarlett Apple (past Arcade Gacha RARE)

Cupcake (in hand) – BROCCOLI

Lana Pose #1 – KIRIN Poses (used in full body pic)

Yui Pose #4 – KIRIN Poses (w/ slight adjustment in close-up)

{ 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