Posted in Collabor88, Events, Fashion, GenusProject, Maitreya, Second Life, {le fil casse}

Decorate or Destroy

I can’t decide whether I want to decorate for a black Christmas (black ornaments, white tree, etc) or use this fantastic giant ornament as a festive wrecking ball to destroy this snowman. Decorate or destroy? THAT is the question.

black christmas

hair: Exile – Jen @ Anthem
head: GENUS Project – Genus Head – Baby Face
WarPaint* Parisian lipglass – set 1 @ Anthem
skin: L’Etre – Lana Skin
body: Maitreya Mesh Body

LaGyo_Neva Pearl choker @ Collabor88
Lagyo_Neva Long Earrings @ Collabor88
LaGyo_Neva Christmas Ornament (STATIC POSE) @ Collabor88
Ascendant – Holly Nails @ Santa Inc
AsteroidBox. Alina Shirt @ Anthem
{le fil casse} Lillia Skirt

Hello Sir – Xmass Feelings – The Bearded Guy @ Unik

Posted in Catwa, Events, Fashion, Glam Affair, Lybra, Maitreya, Second Life, shopping, Uber SL

Just like a flower

Just imagine becoming the way you used to be as a very young child, before you understood the meaning of any word, before opinions took over your mind. The real you is loving, joyful, and free. The real you is just like a flower, just like the wind, just like the ocean, just like the sun. ~Don Miguel Ruiz

lybra belle kunst uber

head: Catwa Catya
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: [Glam Affair] Alexa @ Uber

Exile – Nadia @ Hair Fair
*LODE* Head Accessory – Peony Poem Wreath [white]
[ kunst ] – Eden Set (earrings & necklace) @ Uber
(Yummy) Lepidopterist Ring Set @ Uber
LYBRA . SANDY SET @ Belle

:LW: Bento poses – South Of The Border
NOMAD // Classic Peonies

Posted in Catwa, Collabor88, Events, Fashion, Maitreya, Second Life

Beachin’

“So just watchin’ her blonde hair, sun burn, stare at them, wack caps rolling over
Laid back in a thrift store beach chair, droppin’ limes in her Corona
Well she looks back, yeah, she throws me a kiss, like honey I sure want you
And it’s a hundred and three between her and me and only 92 in Daytona
And it’s sunshine, blue eyes, tan lines, slow tide
Rollin’ white sand, cold can koozie in my hand, just a summertime strolling”

black dragon aleutia

Basics:
head: CATWA HEAD Catya
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: [Glam Affair] Carla @ Collabor88

Exile – Blur the Line @ Belle
: CULT : ROU RINGS SET
Ascendant – Owl Bento Nails
[Aleutia] Brandi @ Belle

pose: Exposeur – Tease set
location: Baja Cove

Posted in Catwa, Events, Fashion, Foxcity, Maitreya, Second Life, Uber SL

To burn with desire

“To burn with desire and keep quiet about it is the greatest punishment we can bring on ourselves.”
― Federico García Lorca, Blood Wedding and Yerma

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Basics:
head: CATWA HEAD Catya
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: [Glam Affair] Dee Applier

hair: Exile – Mia
Kibitz – Mosita’s earrings
(Yummy) Grace Ring Set @ Uber
Ascendant – Call me Boss Nails
AsteroidBox. Thallo Lingerie @ FrouFrou

FOXCITY. Cozy Bento Pose Set
OKUMA – TITANIUM – backdrop

Posted in Bueno, Events, Fashion, GingerFish, Gingerfish Poses, Maitreya, Second Life, shopping, The Liaison Collaborative, Uber SL

The Other Side

“The shadows on the way
But you’re the space between
What’s on the other side
Is closer than it seems
Smoke up in the sky
Here, take my key
Step into the light
Remember me here
‘Cause I would walk through the fire
And I would give you
Every last breath ’til there’s nothing left”
~ Klergy – Walk Through the Fire

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wearing:
hair: Exile – Cicely
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
[ rD ] Kittiwake Necklace @ TLC
BUENO-Joy Dress @ Uber

pose: GingerFish Poses – Musings set

Posted in CandyDoll, Catwa, Collabor88, Events, FaMESHed, Fashion, Foxcity, Maitreya, Second Life, shopping

Blog For Yourself

There was a Facebook post recently from a blogger about other blogger styles. I even wrote about it in one of my blog posts, Opinions. There was a comment made in response to the original post that struck a chord with me as a blog manager. Its something that I believe a lot of bloggers honestly feel is true….and to some extent, I’d agree.
“Truth is, and always has been, it’s not what you do, it’s who you know.”
Once again, I’m not going to call out the person that said it. I’m not attacking nor fully supporting the statement. However, I also don’t want anyone else attacking this blogger for stating what they believe to be true.
As a blogger manager, I become quite familiar with a lot of bloggers. I currently represent four stores and there’s quite a bit of crossover. There are a handful of bloggers that are indeed on every team I manage. Mostly that is coincidence, but I’ll admit some are just damn fine bloggers that I know will meet their deadlines, present gorgeous photos, and provide a lot of exposure. Before you get riled up, think about this for a moment. Before Strawberry Singh became a Linden Lab employee, she was THE most sought out blogger on the grid, to my limited knowledge. She had become so popular as a blogger that she was not even required to follow the rules of most teams. Stores were simply elated to have Berry showcase them at all. With that said, there are other bloggers out there that while they might not be quite on the level of Strawberry Singh, they are damn fine bloggers with a massive following and extensive talent. Knowing that, wouldn’t you want them on YOUR team, if you had a store? If you said no, you’re a liar or a very poor decision maker. So, it might not necessarily be who you know, but who knows about you.
This works both ways. If you have a reputation of being difficult to work for, odds are you’re not likely to get offered as many positions out there. You see, blog managers often share their horror stories with one another. Just like bloggers talk about which blog managers are a pain in the arse or which brands demand too much.
I will add one more thing on this topic before I shut the hell up about it. I hire more bloggers I’ve never met or heard of than I do those that I’m familiar with. Simply for the fact that they provide an audience that is outside the normal circles in which I travel. For instance, I will take on an urban blogger for a casual store, simply because they can merge styles and show the brand in a whole new light. So, odds are, if you feel like you’re not getting jobs because you don’t know the blog managers, you might want to look at your history with other blog managers. It might not be about who you don’t know. It might be about who you pissed off. Jussayin.
Then again, it might have nothing to do with either of those things. There are soooo many reasons why bloggers aren’t chosen, you really need to try and not take rejections so personally. If you love blogging, then blog and stop worrying about who gives your stuff to blog. Just blog what you love, blog for yourself.

trapped

wearing:
hair:  Exile::Cece: 10. Naturals RARE @ Epiphany
head: CATWA HEAD Denice
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: #PUMEC – Sophia

[ Conviction ] Nameplate Choker – 07 Kitten @ Epiphany
(Yummy) OM Layered Necklace
**RE** Quinn Rings Set @ FaMESHed
_CandyDoll_ Amena Dress @ Collabor88

pose: FOXCITY. Cleanse Bento Pose Set

Posted in Catwa, Fashion, Foxcity, Kustom9, Maitreya, Second Life, shopping, {le fil casse}

Shaky

“If I could be stronger
And if you were just older
We might last this out longer
But the task just gets harder
And my face turned to red
From drinking all that dead water
And the again when you said
That I was my mother’s daughter
Shaky when he comes to me
Shaky but I believe
Shaky and I’m on my knees
There are better things for me
Shaky when I came to be
When they left, they left me in pieces
Shaky, but I believe
There are better things for me”

pink lfc

wearing:
hair: Exile – Slow Dancing (comes w/flowers attachment)
head: CATWA HEAD Denice
eyes: –SU!– Osanna Eyes
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: #PUMEC – Sophia

{le fil casse} Brooklyn Denim Dress (*new* @ K9)
Ascendant – Meet the Queen Nails (Gloss)

pose: FOXCITY. Beach Bunny Bento Set

flowers:
{anc} fish shop daughters / lotus:white
Ariskea [Sail Away] White Lotus Floating

Posted in Catwa, Events, Gos, Lybra, Maitreya, Second Life, Shiny Shabby, shoes, shopping, Uber SL

Heart of Glass

“Once I had a love and it was a gas
Soon turned out had a heart of glass
Seemed like the real thing only to find
Mucho mistrust, love’s gone behind
Once I had a love and it was divine
Soon found out I was losing my mind
It seemed like the real thing but I was so blind
Mucho mistrust, love’s gone behind
In between ‘what I find is pleasing’ and ‘I’m feeling fine’
Love is so confusing
There’s no peace of mind if I fear I’m losing you
It’s just no good, you teasing like you do”
~ Blondie – Heart of Glass

heartofglass

wearing:
hair:  Exile – Talia
head: CATWA HEAD Denice
SU!– Astrid Eyes
SU!– Piercing Set 07 Septum & Nose Studs
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: #20 [PUMEC] – MIA – JUNE (*new* @ Epiphany)
tattoo: Apocalyptic – Submission of love
Ascendant – Diamond Heart
Ascendant – Pretentious Nails (*new* @ ShinyShabby)
LYBRA . CARLA (*new* @ X by FaMESHed)
[Gos] Kate Thigh High Boots (*new* @ Uber)

pose by Bauhaus Movement

for information about the scene: A Journey

Posted in Catwa, Collabor88, Events, FaMESHed, Fashion, Foxcity, Mesh Body Addicts, Scandalize, Second Life, shopping

Devil in Me

“All I wanted was you
The fairytale you sold me
A taste of what you had told me
You put the stagger in me
You wanna see if I bleed
I leave a dagger in you
Now who sings those blues”
~Gin Wingmore-Devil in Me

Shattered

wearing:
hair:  Exile – Storm (*new* @ C88)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
skin: [Glam Affair] Maze Applier [ Catwa ] 007 (*new* @ C88)
piercings: –SU!– Piercing Set 07 Septum & Nose Studs
LaGyo_Sumatra Chocker – Black (*new* @ FaMESHed)
SCANDALIZE. Aldara (*new* @ MBA)
pose: FOXCITY. Soulfood Bento Pose Set
Posted in Catwa, Collabor88, Culprit, Death Row Designs, Events, Fashion, Jian, Maitreya, Pose Fair, Second Life, Uber SL, unKindness, Vanity Event

Muddy Water

I’ve been on a bit of an LP kick as of late. Her voice and her mannerisms just do something to me.  So, when I took this photo, I immediately thought of this song. If you’re not familiar with LP and enjoy this song, I urge you to listen to more.

LP – Muddy Waters

Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh
We are kneeling at the river’s edge and tempting
All the steps to follow closer right behind
Is it only when you feel a part is empty
That it’s gnawing at the corners of your mind
I will ask you for mercy
I will come to you blind
What you’ll see is the worst me
Not the last of my kind
Ooh
In the muddy water we’re falling
Ooh
In the muddy water we’re crawling
Holds me down
Hold me now
Sold me out
In the muddy waters we’re falling
It is not clear why we choose the fire pathway
Where we end is not the way that we had planned
All the spirits gather ’round like it’s our last day
To get across you know we’ll have to raise the sand
Ooh, I will ask you for mercy
I will come to you blind
What you’ll see is the worst me
I’m not the last of my kind
Ooh
In the muddy water we’re falling
Ooh
In the muddy water we’re crawling
Holds me down
Hold me now
Sold me out
In the muddy waters we’re falling
Ooh
Don’t fail me now
Put your arms around me and pull me out
Ooh
I know I’m found
With your arms around me, oh save me now
Ooh
Oh, oh
Ooh, in the muddy water we’re falling
Ooh
In the muddy water we’re crawling
Holds me down
Hold me now
Sold me out
In the muddy water we’re falling
muddy water
wearing:
hair:  Exile – Aina – Naturals (*new* @ C88)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* CATWA Head “Myra” Eastern (*new*)
Pseudo- #718 Tank Dress Olive (*new* @ Vanity Event)
pose: Valor Poses – Scarlett 2 (*new* @ Pose Fair)
scene:
JIAN Summer River House (*new* @ Uber)
JIAN Firefly Grasses :: Sparkle Jar (Dream)
JIAN Firefly Grasses :: Sparkle Jar (Plain)
uK – Dystopia Ivy Sloped
uK – Raven Creek Hillbilly Jug
:CP: Southern Porch Rocking Chair w/blanket (PG)
Culprit Mojave Trunk
Culprit Mojave Succulent
Culprit Mojave Bedside Table
NOMAD // Sepia Peonies 01
Serenity Style- Scooter Retro Lamp Rust RARE (*new* @ Vanity Event)
DRD MM couch