L’amour

She loved his beautiful heart. Until he broke hers.

Love. It makes us do amazing things ….. and crazy things too. It can lift us incredibly high, but also break and dash us on the rocks. The boundaries between love and hate are very closely linked, especially in a break up. It doesn’t take long to switch from one mood to the other and then flip back again just as quickly. There are two very important things I believe that are telling in a relationship and in love:

  1. How do they react when you have an argument? Do they defend themselves? Do they look for a solution? Do they care to look beyond their own needs to help you work through yours?
  2. Do you feel like you want to be the best version of ‘you’ when you are with them? Just as important, are they trying to be the best version of ‘them’ when they are with you? Both are opposing sides of the same coin but equally important.

 

Credits:

Hair: enVOGUE Hair / Marsella – Dark Browns worn

Corset piercing: NaaNaa’s / Keep it Corset Piercing – hud inc (Maitreya inc)

Earrings: MINIMAL / Frida Earrings – Silver (15) / gacha item

Panties: Mossu / Armour Panties – Carmine (Maitreya inc) / former FLF item – check store for availability

Boots: Pure Poison / Victoria Boots – hud inc (Belleza, Legacy, Maitreya, Slink inc) / *new release* available at Kustom9 September 2019

Pose w/ props: GingerFish Poses / Inertia (6 bento poses w/ mirrors inc) / *new release* available at eBENTO September 2019

Building: VARONIS / Downtown Loft / *new release*

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Dark Gateway

It isn’t often I dip into fantasy wear, but I do enjoy the drama of the dress up. This skin by RITUAL (she who previously created under the guise of Lumae), demands drama and pairing with this new release from Ghee was just meant to be. Whether you role play inworld or just enjoy dressing up as a creative outlet, both stores have plenty to satisfy your needs.

Today should be a quiet day for me, but I suspect circumstance may have something different to say on the matter. It’s a ‘visit the parents’ day and they are trying to sell the family home. Part of me is sad that the safe place I grew up in will no longer be “ours”. But mostly I recognise it’s only bricks and mortar. Home is who you come home to each night. Home is who you can tell your heart’s murmurings to without fear of recourse. Home is where your soul yearns to be. It’s a person, it’s a place, it’s a feeling. Home isn’t just a house; it’s so much more.

 

Credits:

Skin: RITUAL / Elspeth – Fantasy Tone Duo – Qinae worn – ears not shown (BoM, LAQ, Genus, Catwa, Lelutka, Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, Omega, Tonic, Classic, V-Tech, AMD Bump inc)

Hair: .EscalateD. / Adora – V1 – Essentials hud worn / *new release* available at We ❤ Role-Play September 2019

Eye makeup: VileCult / Deranged – hud inc (Catwa, Omega inc)

Tattoo: .::Nanika::. / Dance Of Death – Black (Classic, Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, Omega inc)

Dress & arm cuffs: Ghee / Zelda Corset Dress – black worn (Maitreya inc) / *new release* available at The Darkness Event September 2019

Boots: Ghee / Zelda Lace Up Thigh Boots – black worn (Maitreya inc) / *new release* available at The Darkness Event September 2019

Pose: GingerFish Poses / Outrun (6 bento poses w/ mirrors inc) / *new release* available at The Liaison Collaborative September 2019

Background: Image Essentials / Dark Gateway

Playing with Shadows

I could have also titled this blog post “playing in the shadows” and the message would have worked too. One thing I love about photography in SL is how people can take the same finite resource and interpret things in so many different ways. It’s partly knowledge and skill but it’s mostly how we see things, our ‘vision’ that makes each photo unique. Do we look for the light, choosing colour, fun and optimism? Or do we look to play in the shadows, revealing what we choose in a monochromatic manner? I’m not attempting to reveal the profound here, just open up food for thought. Although, ironically I have literally done that today and shown you how food obsessed I can be!

 

Credits:

Skin: [POUT!] / Grace Skin [TEA] (Catwa inc) – body appliers sold separately) / *new release*

Hair: Wasabi // HAIR STORE / Blue Mesh Hair – Fireworks / gacha item

Eye makeup:  Zombie Suicide / 70’s Punk Makeup – inc hud (Catwa only)

Earrings: CUREMORE / AsylumVillains – Bang Earrings – purple / gacha item

Necklace: NaaNaa’s / Sansa Necklace – silver

Dress: …:::Beautiful Dirty Rich:::… / Reputation Dress – hud inc (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink inc) / *new release*

Boots: Pure Poison / Donna Sandals – hud inc (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink inc)

Books: 22769 / Coffee Table Books (common) / gacha item

Pose: [KoKoLoReS] / Looking on pose set (6 bento poses w/ mirrors inc) / *new release* available as a Fly Buy Friday offer this weekend only

Cake: :::ChicChica::: / CakeInJar #2 / gacha item

Fruit Wall Art: [QE] Designs / Fruit Slice Wall Art

Rug:  [QE Home] / Circular Rug -Worn-

Chair: Kei Spot / Vegie Beanbag Chair – poses and texture options inc / *new release* available as a Fly Buy Friday offer this weekend only

Wall light: Liv4Eva / Bubble wall light / *new release*

Side table: Heart Designs / Mishi Hall Stand / group gift June 2019

Building: hive / simple skybox

Midsummer Enchantment Time.

For those who love their fashion, home and garden Gothic, Whimsical, Fae or Bohemian, Midsummer Enchantment has just opened and is packed with goodies to enjoy. The event runs until the end of the month, so you have two weeks to pop along and check things out. There is also a 5L hunt on the sim, so keep your eye out for little purple masquerade masks as they contain little treats. I’ve photographed a few of them here for you. One thing I love about the event is the build and the event organisers always provide perfect nooks and crannies – it’s a blogger’s delight. My scene is within the shopping event itself. See if you can spot it yourself.

On to the essential information…….

The website, with shopping guide is HERE

Your teleport to the event inworld is HERE

Enjoy – and remember, the event ends on the 30th June – so don’t miss out!

16 06 2019 final b

 

Credits:

Hair: .EscalateD. / Shaza – Special Blondes Hud used / 5L Hunt Prize available at Midsummer Enchantment June 2019

Lipstick: [KLASSIK] Cosmetics / Liquid Metal Lips – Hooligan worn (Catwa inc)

Nails: Dark Passions – Koffin Nails / Oiled Cosmos – hud inc (Maitreya, Omega, Slink inc) / *exclusive* available at Midsummer Enchantment June 2019

Rings: Candle and Cauldron / Fortuna Rings – hud inc – fitted for male and female avatars (Belleza, Maitreya, Signature, Slink, Tonic inc) / *exclusive* available at Midsummer Enchantment June 2019

Bhindi: Astara / Elphie Bindi – hud inc / 5L Hunt Prize available at Midsummer Enchantment June 2019

Dress: Les Sucreries de Fairy / Paloma – black worn (Maitreya inc) / *exclusive* available at Midsummer Enchantment June 2019

Stockings: +Psycho Barbie+ / Kawaii Socks – hud inc (Maitreya inc) / 5L Hunt Prize available at Midsummer Enchantment June 2019

Boots: Sadistic Obsessions / Raven Suede Leather Ankle Boots (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink inc) / *exclusive* available at Midsummer Enchantment June 2019

Pose: Image Essentials / Showcase V1 (5 bento poses w/ mirrors inc)

Scene Location: Midsummer Enchantment

To Anywhere!

My little buddy and I fancy a road trip this weekend – to anywhere! Truth be told, we’re coming up to a heavy couple of weeks in rl and the thought makes me want to shrink and hide. So pixel road trip, here we come! I might use my new lift to head to an event this weekend or check out a sale room or two. Or, I might just demand the driver takes my buddy and I to the nearest bar so we can have a drink or three. Who knows? That’s part of the fun 😀

 

Credits:

Hair: MINA Hair / Hattie – Dip dye – Common / *new release* available at The Arcade June 2019

Earrings: Maxi Gossamer / Earrings – Lealao – H Baltic Amber Stones

Necklace: RealEvil Industries / Sereia Necklace Midnight – Common / *new release* available at The Arcade June 2019

Top: {zfg} / no dice plain – hud inc (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, Tonic inc) / *new release* available at Jersey Shore 4 June 2019

Pants w/ belt: Yasum Design / Cynthia – Aztec (Belleza, Maitreya, Omega inc) / *new release* available at Vintage Fair until 16th June 2019

Boots: Remezzo / Laveneno Boots – hud inc (Maitreya worn) / *new release* available at Vintage Fair until 16th June 2019

Pose w/ sign: .::Hazeel::. Poses / On the way (bento pose w/ mirror inc)

Puppy: = Rezz Room = / Boxer Dog Puppy Sit / gacha item

Convertible: Consignment / The Convertible – Racing / gacha item

Traffic sign: Z.O.E. / Vintage Street Light Bar Sign – Silver / *new release* available at Vintage Fair until 16th June 2019

Grass: Little Branch / Snakeweed{Animated}*Summer-A / *new release* available at Vintage Fair until 16th June 2019

Building: Culprit / Roswell Gas Stand / *exclusive* available as a Fly Buy Friday offer this weekend only

Rainbow

This hair, this outfit, heck these boots all scream one thing to me….it’s time to party! I love a bit of disco music and this outfit is getting saved for my next inworld party. Love it. I also adore the colour that the boots and my earrings bring to the party. Did someone mention drinks and nibbles? Well, I’m prepared to offer a cocktail but no one is getting a bite of cake from me. Sorry, not sorry. You’ll have to get your own 😉

 

Credits:

Hair: Analog Dog / Keli – dark blondes worn / *new release* available at Curves June 2019

Eyes: .:: StunnerOriginals ::. / Eyes Renaissance – browns worn (Omega inc) / *new release* available at The Gacha Life June 2019

Blush: TONE 2 / Belle Epoque Blush Collection (Omega, Lelutka inc) / *new release* available at Vintage Fair until 16th June 2019

Eye makeup: TONE 2 / Belle Epoque Eyes & Lips Collection (Omega, Lelutka inc) / *new release* available at Vintage Fair until 16th June 2019

Earrings: PKC / Peace Earrings – hud inc / *new release* available at Vintage Fair until 16th June 2019

Outfit (top & shorts): Pink Cream Pie / Cris Crop + Adria Shorts – white worn (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink inc)

Boots: REIGN. / Rainbow Plat Boots – thigh high worn (Belleza, Legacy, Maitreya, Slink inc) / *new release*

Cake: :::ChicChica::: / CakeInJar #5 (gacha) / *new release* available at The Arcade June 2019

Drinks tray: .:Short Leash:. / Full Service Tray – Cocktail Service (drinking and decor versions available) / *new release* available at Jersey Shore 4 June 2019

Pose: Entangled Poses / Medea (3 poses inc)

Background: PROMAGIC / Mixed Background 4-Green / gacha item

 

When It’s Over

I often think you see more of a person’s true nature when a relationship ends. Not at the beginning, when it’s lust and trying to make a good impression. Not during the life of the relationship, when you relax into their company, joke and even plan a future together. No, it’s at the very end, when the mask comes away fully and you see them for who they truly are. Will they care to ensure your emotions and needs are respected? Will they want to maintain a friendship, because even though the physical intimacy is no more there could still be emotional closeness. Or, will they walk away? Abandon? Cower? Rage? Play victim? Yes, the beginning of a new relationship is a wondrous thing but the end, that’s when their true colours are unmasked.

 

Credits:

Hair: .EscalateD. / Bobbie – V1 straight – Essentials hud worn / *new release* available at Salon 52 May 2019

Makeup (eyes and lips): Sintiklia / Lipstick & Eyeshadow Party – hud inc (Catwa worn)

Dress: [JUSTICE] / Jett Dress (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink inc) / *new release* available at FaMESHed May 2019

Boots: Mosquito’s Way / Megan – hud inc (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink inc)

Pose: GingerFish Poses / Hot Nights (5 bento poses w/ mirrors inc) / *new release* available at Pose Fair May 2019

Backdrop: The Bearded Guy / This is Sick Backdrops – Feel Your Love (common)