Most Girls

“You know some days you feel so good in your own skin
But it’s okay if you wanna change the body that you came in
‘Cause you look greatest when you feel like a damn queen
We’re all just playing a game in a way, trying to win at life”
Hailee Steinfeld – Most Girls

If you’re a girl, you’ve had to have heard it at least once in your life, “You’re not like most girls.” Of course, I’m not. We’re all different. There are some common factors though and I think that proves true in Second Life more than anywhere else, because in SL most girls want their avatar to be the epitome of beauty as they see it. Oh sure, there are lots of us looking around at other girls in SL thinking, “WTF?” Truth be told, they either love the way they look or they’re simply having fun with their avatar and probably change their avatars regularly. Even if we think an avatar is outdated with bling and/or flexi hair/clothes…a system body/head…perhaps those girls simply don’t like the look of mesh or maybe their computers can’t handle it. Its not for me to say and sure, I’m guilty of giggling with my friends about other avatars, but at the end of the day…who is to say they’re not giggling at us? I’m not trying to make anyone feel guilty for the giggles, so long as those giggles and remarks are kept among friends. I’m not even saying that I won’t do it anymore, because I know I will. What I am saying is that we all have something about our avatars that someone else doesn’t like, but so long as we’re happy with ourselves…our avatars…our representations in a virtual world…THAT is what matters the most, isn’t it? So, if you have a tall thin avatar that resembles an anorexic runway model in the real world, but you love it…good for you and don’t you let anyone change your mind about that. If you have the enormous boobs and butt with the itty bitty waist, but you love it…good. There’s enough body shaming in the real world. Don’t you dare let anyone tell you that your avatar isn’t right, if YOU love it. Now, if you don’t love it…might I suggest you peruse some blogs and create a look you will love? *grins* Oh, just go enjoy the song, do some shopping, and laugh…it is Friday after all…hell, have a drink or five. Live your life and stop worrying about what most girls and doing and be you. ♥

most girls

wearing:
hair
TRUTH / Rumor
headCATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
tattoo: .::Nanika::. Alexandra tattoo Black Maitreya
skirt{le fil casse} Lilith Skirt (*new* @ Somber)

pose by Foxcity (Cutiepie set)
BUENO-Onyx Hall (*new* @ Kustom9)

Pug Life

Alright, get ready for a journey down the rabbit hole of Sady’s mind, once again, because this post is all about the stuff and how my mind put it all together…I’m just going to write stream of consciousness here, soooo…buckle your seat belts, its going to be a helluva ride!
Okay, so I have three pictures to show you, because I’ve got soooo much to go over with you! First off, let me mention the five main designers I’m trying to showcase here. We’ve got super cute hair from Mina at FaMESHed, a rad tattoo from RedFish at Kinky, a super sexy outfit from le fil casse for the Arcade, some of Bueno’s arcade set, AND some of the She Pop Band Set that unKindness released recently at REWIND! It really wasn’t my intention to mix soooo many great designers into one scene, but sometimes things just fall together that way, ya know?
Okay, so this first picture *points below* is the whole scene with all the stuff, me, and lots of little extras I gave the my Pug Life scene. If you’re going to do a post called PugLife, you gotta have some pugs, right? So, purple and black are the base colors, but I couldn’t stop there…I had to add others. So, this is a smorgasbord of stuff that I really thought worked well together. It might be a bit cluttery for some, but I have yet to tear down this scene, because I like it sooo much! Oh and I have a weakness for signs, especially neon for some reason. I have no explanation for it and none in real life, but as Josh pointed out. Its not really that easy to own a lot of neon in real life, is it? I dunno, I know I don’t have any, never have. Okay, okay, I like shiny things, sue me!

pug life2

So, one of the things I did was use pieces from the She Pop Band Set, that unKindness released recently at REWIND, in a different way. I saw the drum set and thought it would make the perfect way to display my MishMish pugs! Naturally that led me to slap the keyboard and guitar on the wall. Music is a huge part of my life, but I’ve got not musical talents whatsoever! I’m all about thinking outside the box…actually, I’m not sure I know how to think inside the box. *laughs*
You’ll also notice the gorgeous outfit I’m wearing and by sharing multiple pictures you can see it from other angles, as well as the sweet little tattoo that runs up and down both my legs, front and back. Plus, how freaking adorable is this hair?!?!?! I know, I know…too freaking cute!

pug life3

I just couldn’t decide which picture best showcased everything I wanted to show you, so I decided it was time for multiples. I haven’t done multiple pics in a while and rarely does more than one show up on my Flickr page. However, this time will be different. I’m going to take the chance and post all three this time around, because I really want you everyone to see all this good stuff. Maybe I’m crazy…yeah, okay, we know I am…its even been certified…I know…you must be shocked. *laughs*
Yeah, so I’ve rambled on mindlessly about all the awesome stuff I’m wanting to show off and its not too often that I go on and on about the photos and the stuff this way…or cram so much into one post, but c’mon, you gotta admit, its pretty awesome, right? Oh just be nice and agree, cuz I’m excited!

pug life1

wearing:
hair: MINA – Marre (*new* @ FaMESHed)
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
tattoo: RedFish – Say please (*new* @ Kinky)

{le fil casse} Adriana Slip Maitreya RARE (*new* @ Arcade)
{le fil casse} Adriana Panty Maitreya Purple (*new* @ Arcade)
{le fil casse} Adriana Heels Maitreya RARE (*new* @ Arcade)

poses by Fashiowl

scene:
set up in BUENO-Stone Skybox RARE (*new* @ Arcade)
BUENO– Bike-Silver
BUENO-Cupcake ATM Purple (*new* @ Arcade)
BUENO-Deco Bag
JIAN Love Pugs 2. Sleepy Treater RARE
BUENO-Floor Pillow-Night (*new* @ Arcade)
Apt B // Retro Label – Restricted Sign
floorplan. street girls sign
7 – Stop Sign
BUENO -Pug Life-Purple (*new* @ Arcade)
BUENO– Night Sofa (*new* @ Arcade)
BUENO– Rug -Block (*new* @ Arcade)
BUENO-Pillows Pile-Night (*new* @ Arcade)
BUENO – Whiskey Cooler (*new* @ Arcade)
+Half-Deer+ Pet Succulents – Pug Puppy x
uK – She Pop Drum Set (*new* @ REWIND)
*MishMish* Pugs Love TV – Piper Pugman
*MishMish* Pugs Love TV – Sestra
*MishMish* Pugs Love TV – D’oh!
*MishMish* Pugs Love TV – Zombie Killer
*MishMish* Pugs Love TV – Dr. Pug
*MishMish* Pugs Love TV – The Spot Hypothesis
*MishMish* Pugs Love TV – The Cook
*MishMish* Pugs Love TV – Snow
uK – She-Pop Keyboard (*new* @ REWIND)
uK – She-Pop Guitar (*new* @ REWIND)
BUENO-Skull Pop Deco
The Horror!~ Psychic Sign (Purple)
BUENO-Neon Sugar Skull Sign
[ free bird ] Bleeding Heart Neon Sign
BUENO -Pugs and kisses -Purple (*new* @ Arcade)
BUENO-Night Bed (*new* @ Arcade)
BUENO-Laptop Hustle
BUENO-Magazine Stack 2
JIAN Love Pugs 5. Sleepy Family
BUENO– Vintage Stereo Conspiracy

Talk Derby to Me

Talk Derby to Me

Once upon a time…like a decade plus ago, I was involved with the local roller derby girls in my real life. Oh don’t be daft, my ass was not a derby girl. Let me explain. I was editor of my college newspaper, so I was always on the hunt for a good story that the readers might find interesting. Well, it just so happened that my boss’s daughter was the captain of the new local roller derby team. I scheduled an interview and before I knew it I was hooked. I was going to all of their matches and a my assistant editor had joined up! It was a brutal, but incredibly sexy sport.
I was telling Josh about it when I was taking this picture and he didn’t anything about it. So, I went to YouTube in search of some examples and it seems the rules have changed quite a bit since my days of hanging out with derby girls. However, in the event that you, too, are not aware of what it is or would just like to check it out, I’ve found a video of highlights that I enjoyed called Roller Derby-The Mad Whirl!  Perhaps, you will, too. Either way, I’m loving all the skating pictures that are about on the blogs and Flickr at the moment, because it is really taking me down a pretty awesome memory lane. So, here’s the video. If you watch it, you’ll probably see where I got the title for this post.

talkderbytome_002

wearing:
hairpr!tty – Yuri – -Windy
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: Glam Affair – Felicity – Catwa Mesh Head Applier – Jamaica (*new* @ C88)
facepaint: [LF] Native Paint 3 CATWA Applier
::SG:: GellyLips Catwa and Classi SL Heads
tattoo: [White~Widow] MatchPoint (*new* @ Uber)

::TI:: Grunge Face straps – Black Silver
.random.Matter. – Cermet Collar – Do Not Feed [Black]
BUENO-Rucy Top (*new* @ Kustom9)
{le fil casse} Minnie Skirt (*new* in Cutie Loot May)
fri. – Footless Socks (Athletic) (*new* @ Rewind)

pose by Di’s Opera

Astralia – Vintage backgrounds (Roller Rink) RARE (*new* @ Rewind)
REIGN.-  DERBY SKATES BAG- #13

Chains

“You got me in chains, you got me in chains for your love
But, I wouldn’t change, no I wouldn’t change this love”
Nick Jonas Chains

I’ve had this pose from RACK Poses for a while and just never found the right way to use it, but when I saw this Adorea Strappy by {le fil casse}, I knew immediately I was finally going to break out the chains. So, I took the picture having absolutely no idea what I was going to say about it. What could I possibly write to go with this photo without sounding pornographic. While that is a thought and certainly not something I’m completely opposed to, it really wasn’t the direction I wanted to go. Lo and behold, I was out running errands and heard Chains on the radio. I immediately knew I had my song, because the chorus fits how I feel about Josh so well. The rest would be more from him to me, but the song is pretty good. I had no idea at the time that it was by one of the Jonas brothers, but ya know what? I don’t care. I’ll admit it, there are quite a few pop songs out there by artists I don’t necessarily consider myself a fan of that do some pretty good songs from time to time and this is one of them.
So there ya have it…I made a kinky looking picture into a dorky post. Welcome to my life and pray for Josh, because he has to deal with this crazy head of mine.

red tape

wearing:
hair*ARGRACE* KOHAKU
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara

::TI:: Red blindfold
{le fil casse} Adorea Strappy (*new* @ Memento Mori)

pose: RACK Poses – Captive Hook (comes with cuffs)

A Series of Scenes

When I look back on various memories from my 10+yrs in Second Life, I so often see it like a scene from a movie….much like watching a screen, but in a dream. I can’t know if that made any sense, but I’m trying to explain the connection between the human and the avatar, the real world and the virtual…and how truly woven they are. How we take photographs and those memories are earmarked in our personal book of time. In a world filled with ever changing images, I think photographs should mean something. Make sure to earmark the best of times, and even the raw emotion behind the worst.

smell the roses2

I find myself doubly blessed by the fabric of my two worlds crossing, in even the remotest way. I want to remember this day. I won’t go into all the reasons why, but I will tell you that I had such a pleasant time putting this scene together. I had someone with me, to keep me company and to help keep me focused. We had wonderful conversations and I managed to get my picture. I knew exactly what I wanted, because the minute I saw the offerings of Fancy Decor and unKindness at the 5th Anniversary of FaMESHed, I knew I was about to create the perfect addition to my home. While I actually built the scene elsewhere, I know this is coming home with me. Adding little additions that I’ve collected along the way. Yes, I think this will be a day to remember.

smell the roses

I had to be dressed in red, because my heart was simply too full to wear any other color. You have to admit I’m glowing just a bit…only thing missing is the horns…*laughs*

Another great thing about this photo is that I get to show off just a sampling of what FaMESHed has to offer on their 5th Anniversary which I’ve had the distinct honor to be part of as one of the new liaisons.  I have a whole new respect for all event organizers and their teams. And now, having the inside track…I can tell you that something HUGE is coming…oh, I can’t tell you what it is…*laughs*…you’ll just have to wait and see.♥

wearing:
hair.Entwined. Ruby + (*new* @ FaMESHed)
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
tattooRedFish – Bablito Tattoo (*new* @ Suicide DollZ)

FOXCITY. Flowers-1 Prop Bouquet (*new* @ ON9)
~~~~comes with the pose mentioned below♦
Astralia – Lunar ascendant Rings (*new* @ FaMESHed)

{le fil casse} Eileen Dress Maitreya Black Lace (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Phedora ~ Vivian Platforms ~ Maitreya (*new* @ FaMESHed)

pose: FOXCITY. Flowers-1 (*new* @ ON9)♦

scene:
Fancy Decor: Davis Fence Kit (*new* @ FaMESHed)
~~~this includes: corner post, mid post, end post, plain post, sconce, concrete block, thin block, planter, fence window, long panel, short panel, and the bench
uK – Spring Lights Pergola (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Thistle Book Stack with Photos – 2017 FaMESHed Gift (cm)
Trompe Loeil – Caparra Wall Ivy
Kalopsia – Lily’s Hanging flowers
22769 – Banana Tree – COMMON
SAYO – Peplum Pillow Lounger  (*new* @ FaMESHed)
MudHoney Azalea Plant 1
MudHoney Azalea Plant 2

Smoke Break

We all know smoking is bad for you and there’s not a smoker on the planet that hasn’t had some goofball walk up to them while smoking and say, “Those things will kill you.” I don’t know if they think they’re being funny, helpful, or if they genuinely lack the brain power to come up with something more original and less insulting. I can’t imagine anyone has ever been mid cigarette, heard those words and been like, “Oh shit, let me put this out and stop then!” Well, I mean, did they actually do it and mean it? *laughs* Cuz I have done that to a few people just to see the look on their faces, but I never stopped smoking because someone said that to me.
In fact, it has been smoke breaks that got me closer to people. At my last job, there were people I never saw except when smoking. It was a form of networking and I loved it. You see, it just didn’t matter what job you had, how high up or menial your job…you had to go outside to smoke and there were designated areas. Even at home, I’m more apt to speak to one of my neighbors if we are both outside smoking.
If it wasn’t such a wretched habit, I’d recommend that everyone do it for those very reasons. Alas, I continue to struggle with my nicotine addiction. For me, there’s just nothing quite like holding a cigarette between my fingers, taking a long hit, and exhaling those tendrils of smoke. Sometimes, I do get so disgusted with the negative aspects of smoking that I go back to vaping and maybe one day I will successfully quit, but for now…*takes a long draw off a cigarette and blows the smoke at her screen*…I’m a smoker.

smoke break

Josh is wearing:
Modulus – Pavel Hair – Browns
[i.mesh] – Hairbase#1 BROWN (hud) – CATWA applier
CATWA HEAD Daniel
.:E.A.Studio:. Box Ears Falling Star
VYC – Neat Scruff Beard HD *GIFT*
Slink Physique Male Mesh Body
DAPPA – Pharaoh Tattoo.
**RE** ReVoX Aros Couple Bracelet – Male
[sYs] NISSA tank (Male body mesh) – black (*new* @MOM)
Costarlos skinny jean black
= REBELLION = “KNOX” BOOTS

his pose: !bang – homme 006M

Sady is wearing:
hairMINA – Suzi (*new* @ FaMESHed)
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
tattoo: RedFish – Own Beauty tattoo (*new* @ Kinky)
*PROMAGIC* Sanskriti – Black Armlets
**RE** ReVoX Aros Couple Bracelet – Female
ChicModa / Hazel
{le fil casse} Sienna Skirt (*new* @ N21)
Phedora ~  Ancora Sandals (*new* @ Uber)

pose: FOXCITY. Night Owl-1m cigarette included

SAYO – Biscayne Backdrops – Miami Lights (*new* @ Epiphany)

Is My Dark Side Light?

What if I told you that my dark side is actually pink & fluffy or blue & ruffled? You see, its not abnormal at all to see me dressed head to toe in black…or white for the rebelling rebel in me. I have this random side of me that absolutely adores soft pinks and blues. Every once in a while, I like to dress up in super girly colors and outfits. It confuses my friends…*giggles*
When I paired up this Brigitte bodysuit from le fil casse with the Lily heels from Phedora, I knew I would be as girly as girly gets…ruffles! RUFFLES! And not the delicious chips that go great with french onion dip, either. Actual ruffles on me! Yeah, yeah, but look how pretty!!!
I have a reputation for being the dark, cynic among my friends, but one look at me in frills and they know there’s a hopeless romantic lurking beneath the surface and I’m okay with that. I am a lot of things, my style reflects that. What can I say? Oh, I know!
*starts singing* I feel pretty…ooh so pretty….

Lilly heels

wearing:
hair:   MINA – Zahra
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara

(Yummy) Crystal Love Choker
{le fil casse} Brigitte Bodysuit Maitreya RARE *new* @ Epiphany)
Phedora ~ Lilly heels (*new* @ TresChic)

pose: Sage Poses – Rilassato
Stockholm-Bed by Bazar