{ Black and Gold }

I look up into the night sky
And see a thousand eyes staring back
And all around these golden beacons
I see nothing but black
I feel a weight of something beyond them
I don’t see what I can feel
If vision is the only validation
Then most of my life isn’t real
‘Cause if you’re not really here
Then the stars don’t even matter
Now I’m filled to the top with fear
But it’s all just a bunch of matter
‘Cause if you’re not really here
Then I don’t want to be either
I wanna be next to you
Black and gold, black and gold, black and gold
I wanna be next to you
Black and gold, black and gold, black and gold

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More modern metallics for the glam goddess in you, available now at The Secret Affair until Sep 29th. Indulge and get golden!

STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Head – Annie – Catwa

Mesh Body – Isis – Belleza

Skin/Appliers – Jordan (Med) – Belleza **NEW**

Makeup Appliers – Gold Lips – PICHI **NEW** @TSA

Hair – Cold (Fantasy 1) – Exile **NEW** @TheArcade

Outfit – Theia (Gold) – ALEUTIA **NEW** @TSA

Shoes – Inverse Leather Leggings and Shoes (black & gold) – Lab 737 **NEW** @TSA

Jewelry – Aura Cuffs, Collar, and Eyepatch – Bauhaus Movement **NEW** @TSA

Pose – Slowdown – Inertia

{ Uncaged }

“The wings of transformation are born of patience and struggle.”

~ Janet S. Dickens 

 

The Secret Affair will be opening up for yet another round of fantastical goodies on September 14th focusing on all things golden and glitzy.  You’re sure to find anything from urban glam to heavenly gilded gorgeousness.  The event will only be around for 2 short weeks so hurry on over to see what rich treasures await you.

In addition, I want to take this time to mention another very special event going on right now thru September 20th called “The Book of Daniel” that is in dedication to our very own Daniel Estro of Zerkalo.  This past year Daniel has been battling a type of brain cancer.  Needless to say, dealing with such an illness has halted his ability to continue his livelihood thru Second Life at this time…not to mention the enormous financial burden this has put on his family.

This is a fundraising event put together by Neva Xenga of Shiny Shabby and owner of the Neva River Sims, also a very close friend to Daniel and his family.  In collaboration with numerous designers/creators from around the grid to give of themselves so generously in hopes to raise money and offer support to help Daniel and his RL/SL wife & business partner, Anais Terpellie, in their time of need.  Please consider shopping this event and know that in doing so you are helping someone else just like you, who is a part of this wonderful community of Second Life.

To read more about Daniel’s Story and about the event see Neva’s page here.

STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Head – Trinity 1.5 – LAQ

Mesh Body – Hourglass – Slink

Skin / Appliers – Mimi (Jamaica) – Glam Affair **NEW** @Uber

Tattoo Appliers – Gold Sequins Body Applier & Golden Nails – .:Nanika:. **COMING SOON** @TSA

Hair – Take it Slow (blondes) – Exile **NEW** @Collabor88

Eyes – Mesh Eyes Gacha: Peacock – L’etre

Ears – Steking v5 – MANDALA

Outfit – Melina Bra, Corset, Thong – Luas **COMING SOON** @TSA

Shoes – Butterfly Sandals (for Slink High Feet) – AishA **COMING SOON** @TSA

Jewelry – Blair Necklace (Celeste) – Bauhaus Movement **NEW** @TheBookofDaniel

Jewelry – Hope Tiara – Astralia **NEW** @TheBookofDaniel

Accessory – Penelope Headpiece – Astralia **NEW** @We<3Roleplay

Tinkerbell Wings – Luas

Poses – Fairy Series – Diesel Works

Agony & Purpose Statues – Abstract Soul & Violetility **COMING SOON** @TSA

The Nightingale Cage – Stockholm & Lima

{ a better connection }

“There is no wi-fi in the forest, but we promise you’ll find a better connection.”

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Mixing it up for The Secret Affair and The Liaison Collaborative this month, two themes that combine so very well for that summer hippy vibe for all you crunchy granolas out there!  Both events end sooooon, so get on over and shop before the month ends!

Also here’s a special preview of the new LAQ mesh head “Trinity” (but of course I would have to own a head after my own namesake).  I really love it’s unique shape and profile.  And LAQ already has several appliers ready to go for it, as well as Glam Affair (Aida is always on top of things! She’s a machine! BAM!).  Here I’m showing you the GA “Meredith” Applier released for Kustom9.  There are sure to be many more skin makers getting in gear to put a face on this lovely new head.  Can’t wait to see!

STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Head – Trinity – LAQ **NEW**

Mesh Body – Hourglass – Slink

Skin / Appliers – Meredith Gacha (Jamaica 01) – Glam Affair **NEW** @Kustom9

Tattoo Appliers – Kira Freckles – Nanika **NEW** @TLC

Eyes – Mesh Cerulian Eyes – L’etre **NEW** @TheEpiphany

Hair – Elsie (light blondes) – DeLa **NEW** @TLC

Outfit – Uma Dress (white) – The Annex **NEW** @TLC

Jewelry – Montana Necklace – :Purple Moon: **NEW** @TLC

Poses – Boho Stance & Boho Strut – Pose It **NEW** @TSA

Rolling Stone Gacha Set: Caravan (RARE), Chairs, Table, Doormat, Grass, Curtains, Birdcage, Beaded Curtain, Awning, Clothesline – The Pose Shop **NEW** @TSA

Gypsy Soul Dreamcatcher – Ariskea **NEW** @TLC

Urban Studio Gacha: Firepit Prop – Industry 7 **NEW** @TheEpiphany

{ Earth, wind and fire } The Secret Affair is back!

The Secret Affair is back with it’s summery boho beauty!  From now until July 29th, you’ll find gorgeous creations from your favorite designers and creators in fashion, accessories, poses, and home decor!

One of my favorite items from this event so far is this lovely boho chic outfit with tie top and maxi skirt.  Both are texture change via a HUD with several different mix and match options of solids and prints. Definitely get down to check out this bi-monthly event before it ends.

In addition I’m showing off several new things out at The Liaison Collaborative right now, as the theme this month is “Dreamweaver” and with it’s spiritualist and earth friendly offerings. The items between both events mix nicely!  TLC is open until July 30th.

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STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Head – Annie – Catwa

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin / Appliers – Daria ST3 Peach (for Catwa Heads) – INSOL

Makeup Appliers – Eartha Lipsticks – Fetch **NEW** @TSA

Tattoo Appliers – Vilaniere Body & Leg Tattoos – .:AS:. **NEW** @TSA

Eyes – Spectral Eyes (Dune) – IKON

Hair – Morning Glory – Exile

Outfit – Olivia Boho Skirt & Top – WONDERLUST **NEW** @TSA

Jewelry 1 – Nascha Set Long Necklace and Wristbands 1,3,4 – Wicca’s Wardrobe **NEW** @TSA

Jewelry 2 – Rowena Necklace – Earthstones **NEW** @TheLiaisonCollaborative

Pose 1 – Celina Series Five – An Lar Poses **NEW** @TSA

Pose 2 – Sweetness Series Five – An Lar Poses

Room Divider (Big ClareBrown) – Biombo **NEW** @TSA

Banana Trees & Mandala Rug – [bauwerk]22769 **NEW** @TheLiaisonCollaborative

Dreamweaver Pillows (cool – modified colors) – [evoLove] **NEW** @TheLiaisonCollaborative

{ I wasn’t always a monster } The Secret Affair ends TODAY!

I wanted to show off so much more from this round of The Secret Affair as I do love me some greek mythology but alas, time got away from me.  The Fates decided 1st Life was going to run me ragged and make my week Hades on earth.  But I’m sneaking back to show off one last styling worthy of Gods and Goddesses!  Beware looking too closely into those hypnotic glowing eyes, you may find yourself stoned..uh.. i mean, stunned by her beauty. 😉

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“Beauty is that Medusa’s head which men go armed to seek and sever.

It is most deadly when most dead, and dead will stare and sting forever.”

– Archibald MacLeish

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STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Body – Isis – Belleza **NEW**

Skin/Applier – Amber SK 6 (Lt Bl) – Belleza **NEW** @Uber

Hair – Dalila (blonde) – LeLutka **NEW**

Eyes – Ciate (sunlight) – {S0NG} **NEW** @Kustom9

Tattoo – Hala Facepaint (white) – .ARISE. **NEW** @TSA

Piercing – Geta Septum (silver) – .ARISE.

Outfit – Draped Goddess Dress (green) – ::Cameo 6ixx:: **NEW** @TSA

Accessory – Minerva Silk Drapes (sheer white) – DeviousMind **NEW** @TSA

Accessory – Good Gone Evil Medusa Halo (forests) – Pink Acid **NEW** @TSA

Jewelry – Claudia Collar & Necklace – ZIBSKA **NEW** @TSA

Jewelry – Morata Cuffs (tarnish) – ::Plastik:: **NEW** @TSA

Other – Gold Skull – PILOT

Pose – Centered (hands modded) – Del May

{ I’ve still got a little fight left in me }

The Secret Affair‘s July round will be starting in just a few short days and I wanted to give you a little preview of things to come.   I’m loving the theme and styling for this month with all things “Gladiator”-inspired.  FDD Stories and DeathRowDesigns (DRD) are my two highlighted creators here to complete my warrior chick look.  More new things to come to bring out the fighter in you!  May you be victorious in shopping! 😀

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STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Mesh Head – Karin – LeLutka

Skin/Applier – Tecla Mermaid (Asia) – Glam Affair **NEW** @C88

Mesh Flat Feet – Slink

Maureen Gacha: Shield, Belt, Necklace, Pauldrons, Guardbrace, Tunic – FDD Stories **NEW** @TSA (Opened 7/15)

Roman Accessories: Helmet 2 (black) & Sandals (beige) – DRD **NEW** @TSA (Opened 7/15)

Khazid’hea Sword (gold) – Empyrean Forge

Firepits – Dutchie

Ruins (Summer) – Fanatik Architecture

Ruin Castle (night) – TRIIN

Pose – Hero – Tabou Irresistable

{ 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

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Fisherman’s Kit/Resting Place – [zerkalo] **NEW** @TSA

Old Lanterns – [We’re CLOSED]

Pose – from furnishing – modified by me

{ Not all who wander are lost }

Sneak preview at things coming soon to The Secret Affair: “From the Depths We Will Rise”.  Event opens May 15th!

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STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin – Luna (Asia 06 A) – Glam Affair **NEW** @C88

Tattoo – Consciousness – RECKLESS

Eyes – Luna (Dark Grey) – {S0NG}

Hair – Finding You (monotones) – Exile **NEW**

Top – Gypsy Tunic (noir/gold) – Cellar Door **NEW** @TSA 

Bottoms – Deidra Fitted Skirt (Black v1) – FDD Stories **NEW** @TSA

Accessories – Gunhild Headband & Armbands – ieQED **NEW** @TSA

Accessory – Livia Veil RARE (from Gacha) – Luas **NEW** @TSA

Jewelry – Aela Body Chain and Glim Cuffs (copper) – Kibitz **NEW** @TSA

Pose – Backview – Inertia

{ The Left Behind } Last Call for The Secret Affair!

The end times are here!…for this round of The Secret Affair, that is.  The event, inspired by Mad Max the movie, will end March 30th.  So if you haven’t been yet, definitely go and check out all the great creations before they pack it up.

LeftBehind_FINAL2 STYLE CREDITS

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Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin – Katra (Asia 02 G) – Glam Affair **NEW**

Hair – Nora – [Entwined] **NEW** @TSA

Makeup – Wasteland (face paint) 4 – [theSkinnery] **NEW** @TSA

Appliers – Grime – The Wicked Peach

Top – The End: Top (blue) – May’s Soul **NEW** @TSA

Bottoms – Smuggler’s Pants & plates (brown/tungsten) – :ENIGMA: **NEW** @TSA

Shoes – Survivor Boots (leather brown) – Redgrave

Collar/Mask/Chain/Molotov – The End Collection – May’s Soul **NEW** @TSA

Accessory – Arm Shield – 22769 [bauwerk] **NEW** @TSA

Accessory – Apocalypse Pauldrons – [The Forge] **NEW** @TSA

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Dystopia Threshold & Incendiary Trees – Ravenghost **NEW** @TSA

Bombed Out Scene – Roawenwood **NEW** @TSA

Suldaan Welcome Sign & Road Sign – [Fetch] **NEW** @TSA

Zombie Hideout – DRD **NEW** @TSA

The Shelter – 22769 [bauwerk] **NEW** @TSA

{ Hold On } NEW from GizzA and Empyrean Forge!

I’m quite excited to be showing you a couple new items totally unrelated and it’s almost like they were meant to go together. Love it when that happens!  Firstly GizzA introduced this sexy little lowcut dress recently in a variety of colors, this happens to be one of the camo variations and works great with my mesh body.  But I was thrilled that it matched perfectly to my new Circadian Set from Empyrean Forge out now at The Secret Affair.  The set is quite unique to anything I’ve seen before.  The crystals on the set (which also includes earrings, not shown) are color-changing with a HUD.  It has a fantasy flair which Empyrean Forge is known for but as you can see it works well even with more modern fashion style.

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 STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Body – Venus – Belleza

Skin – Tess Med 05 Lt Br w/Moles – Belleza **NEW** @SkinFair2015

Hair – Nora – [Entwined] **NEW** @TSA

Eyes – Cheri Eyes (aqua) – {S0NG}

Lashes – Dolly & Flutter Falsies – Candy Mountain

Nail Appliers – Spring Basics – The Wicked Peach **NEW**

Dress – Laila Dress (camo teal) – GizzA **NEW**

Jewelry – Circadian Necklace & Cuffs – Empyrean Forge **NEW** @TSA

Pose – #246 – slouch