{ Need a little help with my swing } The Liaison Collaborative is OPEN!

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Hello lovelies… Spring is in full force here in the northern hemisphere, the world is bright and green and the days are getting longer so you can spend more time soaking up the sun!  For many people, it also means spending a lot more time being active instead of sitting behind the computer.. A time to rejuvenate and re-prioritize is never a bad thing.  We all need a little break from once in a while.  The Liaison Collaborative and the lead lady in charge, Katya Valeska is no exception.  The event is running it’s last round currently before taking a little hiatus for the summer.  But we’ve been assured, it will be back in full swing in a few months!  So for now, come enjoy this month’s offerings with a very male-friendly and focused theme of “The Gentleman’s Club”.  Ladies, don’t let the theme scare you, there are still plenty of unisex goodies as well as masculine inspired female fashions.  This round just opened May 15th, and will continue to run until June 10th.  Hope to see you there!

CREDITS

On Her

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Mesh Head – Visage “Emma” – Slink

Skin/Appliers – Alyona (champagne – RBf) – [theSkinnery] **NEW**

Hair – Beans 01 – Magika

Outfit – Breakfast Club Shirt Dress (pink/green) – Valentina E. **NEW** @TLC

Shoes – Penny Flats (w/socks – color modified) – Fri. **NEW** @C88

Accessory – Gentlemen’s Glasses (rose) – Izzie’s **NEW** @TLC

Pose – Nonchalance – LePoppycock **NEW** @TLC (Gacha)

On Him

Mesh Body – TMP

Skin – Sean (Tone 6) – Tableau Vivant

Mesh Ears – HUTUU – MANDALA

Hair – Lane (dark browns) – Damselfly **NEW** @TLC

Top – Marty Golf Shirt (pink) – Kastle Rock Couture

Bottoms – Preppy Plaid Pants (slate) – Apple May

Shoes – British Loafers (blue) – Redgrave

Accessory – Men’s Sweater Tied Around Neck – Meli Imako

Pose – Pocket 03 – *Everglow* **NEW** @TLC

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Golf Clubs Vintage PNP (white/pattern & black/pattern) – =EliBaily= **NEW** @TLC

Bilbo Shrubs & Potted Birch – Little Branch **NEW** @TLC

Hannah Outdoor Lounge (cream) – Second Spaces **NEW** @C88

Golf Cart (Country Club Beige) – {What Next} **previous Gacha

{ Afternoon Tea } NEW from Shiny Shabby!

Shiny Shabby is open for another round of shopping goodness and this month’s theme is “From Russia with Love” featuring so many amazingly talented artists and their Russian inspired wares. Beautiful ethnic fashions, rich textures and patterns, and intricately ornate home furnishings for decorating inside and out. Several creators have touched on the the lavishness of vintage Russian style offering varying Samovar tea sets.Teatime_FINAL

In addition I was very excited to see a few new applier offerings for mesh heads.  I am loving this new Slink Visage applier from [TheSkinnery] called “Alyona”. With or without freckles in 3 different brow options.  Beautifully blushed cheeks make me feel like a doll.  The Absinthe Dress, from GizzA, is available in 5 different floral patterns and each comes with a coordinating floral necklace to match.Teatime-Closeup_FINAL

Shiny Shabby is open until May 14th, so you have plenty of time to get over there and check it out!

Happy Shopping! ❤

CREDITS

Wearing

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Mesh Head – Visage “Emma” – Slink

Skin/Visage Applier – Alyona (RBf) – [TheSkinnery] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Eyes – Crystal (winter) – BUZZERI

Hair – Miss Mabel V2 (light browns) – Lamb! **NEW** @TagGacha

Outfit – Absinthe Dress w/Necklace (vintage teal) – GizzA **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Shoes – Malgo (leather navy) – Just Design **NEW**

Scenery

Neva Chapel – Scarlet Creative **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Antique Tea Cart, Chair, Bookstack, Teacups – Kalopsia **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Douze Roses Gacha: Step Stool & Ladder – APT B **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Short Russian Woodwork Mirror (white) – TORO **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Samovar, Sugar Pot, Napkin Holder, Tray (Tzar) – 8f8 **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Moscow Nights Gacha: Bowl with Candies & Lemon Porcelain – Zerkalo **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Poses

Pic #1 (full body) – Stand #484 – !Bang **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Pic #2 (closeup) – Simpli Series II #5 – An Lar **NEW** @ShinyShabby

{ It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to }

It’s the best day… It’s the worst day.  Yep.. it’s my birthday.  In RL that is, and I’ve gotten to that point where each year is more bittersweet than the last.  Where the number betrays me because my mind still tells me I’m 25 yet standing next to my growing kids in a grocery store gives me away.  (“Oh you mean those kids? No, they’re not mine. haha!”) I’ve actually NOT gotten carded buying alcohol *gasp* these days.  And hell yes, I’m offended!  D:  So yup, I’m gonna pout and throw myself a little birthday pity party via my photos today.  😛

And it’s ok, you can poke fun at me, the ol’ lady who just turned 38, too! 😉 ❤

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STYLE CREDITS

Wearing

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Mesh Head – Visage “Emma” – Slink

Skin Appliers – Laura “Glossy” b1 (mixedtype) – Deetalez

Eyes – Lillian Eyes (winter) – Buzzeri

Hair – Ivana (Light Blondes) – TRUTH **NEW**

Dress – Naomi Dress (aqua) – Junbug **NEW** @FLF 1/30

Jewelry – Gold & Pearl Necklace and Pearl & Diamond Bracelet – Yummy **NEW**

Scenery

Soiree Gacha Items: Curtain Backdrop, Table, Gifts, Paper Fans, Floating Balloons – Tres Blah **previous Arcade**

Ruffle Parsons Chairs (pink) – Pilot **NEW** @N°21

Floor Balloons – ANC **previous Gacha

**Pose made by me**

{ Sweet Summer Child }

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Have you ever been told you’re naive? Gullible? Too nice? Too forgiving? Too sensitive?  You just wouldn’t get hurt so much if only you toughened up and became as cynical as the rest of the world right?  Wouldn’t life be better if you were just always on the guard and never really let people in?  Oh and don’t even think of actually getting to know someone for yourself .. you should always listen to what everyone else has to say and judge others accordingly.

If my sarcasm isn’t completely obvious.. then let me be clearer.  Being a nice person isn’t a weakness.  Being kind to others and trying to put yourself in their shoes isn’t ‘uncool’.  Treating others as you wish to be treated doesn’t have to be an aging tradition that has no place in our society today… but yet, it kind of is becoming that way.  Very sadly so.  If people put more effort into biting their tongue or thinking before speaking as they do with cutting others down or maybe even replacing such hate with love… there would be a lot less tears.  A lot more people that didn’t feel so alone. And a lot more people that didn’t feel ending their lives was better than living their lives.

Words can be powerfully healing… And powerfully destructive.  The internet has paved a way for people to expose their darker selves and hurt or lash out in anonymity.  And then there are the ones full of pride who revel in the fact that they don’t need to hide to speak their minds.  Because their truth is their right to speak, and it doesn’t matter the cost or who it hurts.  They overshadow those that aren’t brave and feel they have no voice.  They overshadow those that only wish to keep peace and speak with understanding and empathy.  Humor is a two-faced mask used to twist the blade and then turn and ridicule you for being too easily offended.  Sometimes it makes me want to scream, sometimes it makes me want to throw my hands up and walk away.  How did we become like this?

Have I been hurt? Yes.  And I will continue to take that risk because in the end… I am happier to be a Sweet Summer Child full of all the hope that there is still some good left out there.  I will cling to that notion, because the alternative is far more saddening to me.  I’ve seen what years of pride and cynicism can do to a heart.  I choose love.

This week with Maya Angelou’s passing I couldn’t help but share some of her wisdom.  I am grateful that it has survived so long and really pray it would continue to do so.  Our lives would all be much richer for having soaked up some of it and practiced it.

“We cannot change the past,
but we can change our attitude toward it.
Uproot guilt and plant forgiveness.
Tear out arrogance and seed humility.
Exchange love for hate — thereby,
making the present comfortable and the future promising.” 

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In the flush of love’s light we dare be brave…
And suddenly we see
that love costs all we are
and will ever be.
Yet it is only love
which sets us free.
 

CREDITS

BODY

Skin & Head Applier – Romy (America) – Glam Affair **NEW**

MESH Head – Visage (Emma) – Slink **NEW**

Hair – Pick Up Lines (Light Blondes)– Exile **NEW**

Eyes – Promise Eyes (Grey) – IKON

Rigged MESH Hands – Slink

MESH Breasts – Tangos – Lolas

OUTFIT

Dress – Lana Long Dress – =Zenith= **NEW** @FaMESHed

Jewelry – Earth Stone Butterfly Necklace – =Zenith= **NEW** @FaMESHed

Accessory – Grape Leafs Corolla – = Zenith= **NEW** @FaMESHed

POSES / SCENE

Poses – Mother of Generations – LePoppycock **NEW**

Landscaping – HappyMood