As one door closes, another opens

And so it goes with one day to the next….and even one year to the next. You plod along, pay your bills, have a little fun, drink a little gin (!) and before you know it….boom! 2017 comes to an end and 2018 is there. On the horizon. Looking over it’s shoulder, giving you the ‘come to bed eyes’ and motioning to come play.

 

Credits:

Hair: [elikatira] / Karina – Exclusives / FLF offer

Eyeshadow: VYC Femme / Moonlight Shadows Set (Catwa, Omega inc) / Cosmopolitan Room – Stocking Group Gift – December 2017

Lipstick: (AUREALIS) / Vice Matte Lipstick – shade #1 worn (Catwa only) / Cosmopolitan Room – Stocking Group Gift – December 2017

Earrings: EarthStones / Ruffle Around – Garnet/Silver / Cosmopolitan Room – Stocking Group Gift – December 2017

Sweater: GAIA / Sweatshirt – Navy (Maitreya only) / Cosmopolitan Room – Stocking Group Gift – December 2017

Skirt: ~Nerido~ / Stina Skirt (Maitreya only) / Cosmopolitan Room – Stocking Group Gift – December 2017

Socks: Sn@tch / Shannon Garter Socks – darks (Slink, Omega, Classic inc)

Boots: **UTOPIA@Design** / “TERA-XMAS” (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink inc) / Cosmopolitan Room – Stocking Group Gift – December 2017

Pose: Entangled Poses / Indigo (3 poses inc)

Backdrop: Paparazzi / 2018 – Pink / Cosmopolitan Room – Stocking Group Gift – December 2017

Time for Bed

I don’t know about everyone else but with Christmas Day done and New Years around the corner, I’m ready to settle in and chill on the sofa for a few days. Hide under a blanket and wait for the time to pass. This time of year is always a busy one, with rl birthdays and anniversaries all rolled into one week. So with the time I have spare, I’ll be in my sweats, my hair in a topknot hibernating. See you on the other side 🙂

 

Credits:

Hair: TRUTH Hair / Ximena – variety

Tee: Petite Mort / Get Baked Tee (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, TMP inc) / VIP group gift

Sweat pants: RIOT / Pashon Joggers (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink inc)

Shoes: REIGN / Arianna Sneakers (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink inc) / group gift (12 days of Reignmas – day 7)

Backdrop w/ pose: Something New / Her Secondlife / group gift

Cast Your Eyes Forward

Look forward, to the horizon. That’s where your future lies. Embrace it. Don’t let your fears be the bars on a self imposed cage that holds you back.

Today I’m stepping out of my comfort zone a little and I have a person and a group to thank for this. I recently participated in the Blogger Vlogger Network (BVN) group’s Secret Santa and I was drawn Jarla Capalini. “So, how do I blog about a blogger as a gift?” you ask. Well, it’s a very good question and one I’ve thought about this week carefully. You start by profile perving, flickr perving and blog perving. Generally, you perv and I learned a few things:

  1. Jarla takes amazing photographs. Her use of lighting and shadows just makes me think “Wow!” every time I see them.
  2. Jarla has a couple of quotes in her profile that really resonate with me. The window bars in this picture are inspired by one of them.
  3. Jarla loves motorbikes!! This makes my heart sing because I have a trike in real life and I admit, I drooled at her rl profile picture (sorry Jarla, still profile perving).

So, what does a little blogger like me do with this information? Well, we take risks. We play with lighting and projectors. We edit windlights, play with shadows and then a moment of brilliance emerges. Obviously, this moment of brilliant includes a motorbike and an excuse to wear leather. So Jarla, this is my gift to you and it comes with thanks, for inspiring me to develop my skills further.

 

Credits:

Hair: Magika / Honey Whiskey – Hud 01 worn

Makeup (lips and eyes): . MILA . / Xmas Gift Makeup (Catwa) / *free gift* check under the Christmas Tree

Necklace: L&B Swear / Frost Coin Necklace (Classic, Maitreya, Slink) / *free gift* available at Shop ‘Til You Drop event December 2017

Jacket: L&B Swear / Dita Winter Cropped Jacket (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, TMP inc) / former Bishbox item (check store for availability)

Pants: [JUSTICE] / Naomi Pants – Black (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, TMP inc) / *discounted* available at Shop ‘Til You Drop event December 2017

Boots: Glamistry / Nemesia Ankle Boots – black worn (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink inc)

Motorbike: .::Indulge::. / Retro Orange Ducatti / group gift available at Paying It Forward December 2017

Pose:  Shi.S. poses / My Car Pose / available on Marketplace HERE

Backdrop:  RAMA / #selfie_RAMA Southwark Area / gacha item