Posted in Blueberry, Catwa, Dahlia, Events, Exploration, FaMESHed, Glam Affair, Kustom9, Maitreya, N21, Second Life, shoes, shopping, vinyl

Little did I know

You gotta get bruised
Before you get mad
You gotta fall down
Before you fight back
Was feelin’ so weak
But baby I’m strong
Little did I know
I’m a champion
~ Bishop Briggs – Champion

jurassic sady

Basics:
head: CATWA HEAD Catya
^^Swallow^^ Crusties Ears
SU!– Piercing Set 07
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: [Glam Affair] Maria @ Kustom9
tattoo: .Identity. Body Shop – Deep Within

DOUX – Kimma hairstyle @ Equal 10
Dahlia – Camilla – Collar @ FaMESHed X
VINYL – Anne Ruched Top @ N21
Blueberry FLF – Shoes & Stockings

pose created using AnyPose

Serenity Style– Military 4×4 Silver
[Rezz Room] Chihuahua Up @ The Epiphany

 

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

It can control you

It’s a thief in the night
To come and grab you
It can creep up inside you
And consume you
A disease of the mind
It can control you
It’s too close for comfort
Throw on your break lights
We’re in the city of wonder
Ain’t gonna play nice
Watch out, you might just go under
Better think twice
Your train of thought will be altered
So if you must falter be wise
Your mind is in Disturbia
It’s like the darkness is the light
Disturbia
Am I scaring you tonight
Your mind is in Disturbia
Ain’t used to what you like
Disturbia
Disturbia

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

**CC** – Beautiful Bokeh
**CC** – Glamour Glitter
KUNI – Camii @ Access
[The Forge] Aurora Top @ The Epiphany
[The Forge] Aurora Pants @ The Epiphany

[Dollmart]Empress Chair
:moon amore: Liquid Soul/ Fluids Halo @ The Epiphany

Posted in Catwa, Collabor88, Events, Fashion, Glam Affair, Maitreya, Second Life, shoes, shopping

Undertow

“Two times in
I’ve been struck dumb by a voice that
Speaks, from deep beneath peerless water that’s
Twice as clear as heaven
Twice as loud as reason
Deep and rich like silt on a riverbed
Just as never-ending
Current’s mouth below me
Opens up around me
Suggests and beckons all while swallowing
Surrounds and drowns, and wipes me away
But I’m so comfortable
So comfortable”
~ Tool – Undertow

pulled under

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

:moon amore: Liquid Soul/ Brave Waves Hairstyle  @ The Epiphany
6. Dead Dollz – My Boho Summer – Bikini Bra -White @ The Epiphany
12. Dead Dollz – My Boho Summer – Bikini Thong -White @ The Epiphany
18. Dead Dollz – My Boho Summer – Sandals – White @ The Epiphany
:moon amore: Liquid Soul/ Fluids Halo -Water @ The Epiphany

pose by Del May

Posted in Events, Home Decor, Second Life, shopping, Uber SL

HaHaHaHa, NO.

Let’s face it, rejection sucks. It doesn’t matter if its being rejected by someone we have a crush on, or a job we’ve applied for, or a blogging team. Being told, No, you can’t have what you want can” often feel so brutal. And depending on our mood, it can feel terribly personal, and THAT…is when it hurts the most. I don’t know about the rest of you, but there are times that I take a leap and reach for something that I feel from the start is really out of my league. I have these brief moments of courage that tell me I can do anything or that it doesn’t hurt to try. Anyone that has read my blog before, knows that I’m not usually quite so brave, not really, not when it comes to things I want. Anyway, when I saw this backdrop from The Bearded Guy, I chuckled to myself and though how many times I’ve applied for blogging teams, imagining them reviewing my application and laughing just like that, “Hahahahahaha, NO.” And here I set not only blogging for Dahlia, which I thought I’d never get, but on the wait list for Nutmeg, which means they didn’t laugh and say no. It doesn’t mean I’ll get it, but there’s a far better chance than no and I’m holding out hope. So, keep your chins up, my lovely readers….ya never know when the answer might just be, “Yes, please.”

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Hahaha – Latency Backdrops – The Bearded Guy @ 6 Republic Event

Dahlia – Patia @ Uber
-Dahlia – Patia – Water ing Can – Pink
-Dahlia – Patia – Potted Ivy
-Dahlia – Patia – Ivy Seedlings
-Dahlia – Patia – Garden Terranium – Beige
-Dahlia – Patia – Hanging Ivy

Nutmeg. Garden Getaway @ The Epiphany
3. Nutmeg. Garden Getaway Cup Stack
4. Nutmeg. Garden Getaway Books & Coffee
7. Nutmeg. Garden Getaway Table w/ Cookies 3
9. Nutmeg. Garden Getaway Cookies & Cutlery
10. Nutmeg. Garden Getaway Coffee Pot & Cloth
11. Nutmeg. Garden Getaway Coffee Pot & Pears
13. Nutmeg. Garden Getaway Leather Bag
15. Nutmeg. Garden Getaway Bentwood Chair

Nutmeg. Disarray Round Wooden Table w/Cloth
Nutmeg. Disarray Wooden Candlestick
Nutmeg. Disarray Wooden Candlestick 2
Nutmeg. Disarray Iron Wine Rack
Nutmeg. Disarray Old Jar Plant
Nutmeg. Disarray Newspapers & Hat
Nutmeg. Disarray Wicker Basket Light v2

Nutmeg. Dacha Crumpled Towel

 

Posted in Catwa, Events, FaMESHed, Fashion, Maitreya, Second Life, {le fil casse}

Copper River

I love this look so much that I put off taking my picture just so I’d have an excuse (in my own head) to wear it longer. Plus, I knew I would want just the right setting for the photo. I needed something would give that music festival in the desert feel. I knew just the place…Copper River. This sim houses two of the newest events on the grid and though nothing I’m wearing is from either event, it’s ok. The two events on that sim are Salon52 and Flourish, both owned by Keely Mistwood and Kess Crystal. Yes, my regular readers should recognize the name, Kess. She is one of my absolute best friends and has been one of my biggest inspirations in blogging. We’re so busy doing our own things these days, that when we do catch up we don’t talk too much or too long about business. So, I don’t know who did the landscaping for this sim (I probably should have found out), but it is amazing. The events are across the sim from each other, but the space between them is incredible and that’s all I’m going to say. Go see it.

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wearing:
hair:  16.Doe: Maddie V2 – Monotone @ Epiphany
head: CATWA HEAD Denice
^^Swallow^^ Shiny Ears
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: #PUMEC – Sophia

(Yummy) OM Layered Necklace
.daydream. All Access Wristband (le fil casse/Cosmic Dust collab) @ Epiphany
**RE** Quinn Rings Set
:::ChicChica::: Chic Cola
[Aleutia] Savannah top & skirt @ FaMESHed

pose: shi.s.poses BENTO woman #23
location: Copper River

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, Eudora3D, Events, Fashion, Gos, Lybra, Maitreya, RunAway Hair, Second Life, shoes, shopping

What it Feels Life

“I hang on everything that you say
You know I can see all the things that imply you secretly are in love
And finally when I let myself fall hard for you I
See you trying to pretend like I’m making it up
This is what it feels like”
~ Banks – This is What it Feels Like

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wearing:
hair: [RA] Miranda Hair – @ A+Event
head: CATWA HEAD Denice
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: #PUMEC – Sophia

Eudora3D Jezebel Set @ Fantasy Faire
-Eudora3D BlindFold Black&Silver
-Eudora3D Earrings Black&Silver
-Eudora3D Necklace Black&Silver
-Eudora3D ArmBands Black&Silver
-Eudora3D Wristbands Silver

LYBRA_GOS . ROXY @ The Epiphany
-LYBRA ~ Roxy Bra [maitreya] Black RARE
-LYBRA ~ Roxy Panties [maitreya] RARE
-[Gos] Roxy Boots ~ Black [maitreya]

pose: <K&S> ~Next to the wall~ poses 5

Fapple– Closet of D Full Set
-Fapple- Closet of D
-Fapple- Bondage Chair
-Fapple- Framed quote
-Fapple- Trunk
-Fapple- Rubber Carpet

Posted in Dahlia, Events, Exploration, FaMESHed, Fashion, GingerFish, Gingerfish Poses, Phoenix, Second Life, shopping, {le fil casse}

Prayin

“Well, you almost had me fooled
Told me that I was nothing without you
Oh, but after everything you’ve done
I can thank you for how strong I have become
‘Cause you brought the flames and you put me through hell
I had to learn how to fight for myself
And we both know all the truth I could tell
I’ll just say this is “I wish you farewell”
I hope you’re somewhere prayin’, prayin’
I hope your soul is changin’, changin’
I hope you find your peace
Falling on your knees, prayin’
I’m proud of who I am
No more monsters, I can breathe again
And you said that I was done
Well, you were wrong and now the best is yet to come
‘Cause I can make it on my own, oh
And I don’t need you, I found a strength I’ve never known
I’ll bring thunder, I’ll bring rain, oh
When I’m finished, they won’t even know your name
You brought the flames and you put me through hell
I had to learn how to fight for myself
And we both know all the truth I could tell
I’ll just say this is “I wish you farewell”
I hope you’re somewhere prayin’, prayin’
I hope your soul is changin’, changin’
I hope you find your peace
Falling on your knees, prayin’
Ah sometimes, I pray for you at night, oh
Someday, maybe you’ll see the light
Whoa oh oh oh, some say, in life, you’re gonna get what you give
But some things only God can forgive
Yeah! (I hope you’re somewhere prayin’, prayin’)
I hope your soul is changin’, changin’
I hope you find your peace
Falling on your knees, prayin'”

Hoeville

hair:  :::Phoenix::: Fiora Hair @ Black Fair
head: CATWA HEAD Denice
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: #PUMEC – Sophia

[ Conviction ] Nameplate Choker – 07 Kitten /COMMON/ @ Epiphany
Dahlia – Babylon Eclectic – Hand Earrings @ Epiphany
**RE** Quinn Rings Set @ FaMESHed

.daydream. Hoeville by le fil casse & Cosmic Dust @ Epiphany
-.daydream. All Access Pass
-.daydream. Eye Corner Face Jewels
-.daydream. Eyelid Face Jewels
-.daydream. Under-Eye Face Jewels
-.daydream. Hoeville Bodysuit RARE
-.daydream.Hoeville Kimono Jacket Darks

pose: GingerFish Poses – Move Me @ Flourish
location: Royalty Backdrops

Posted in Dahlia, Death Row Designs, Events, Home Decor, Jian, Second Life

Remains of the Day

Remains of the Day

Now; old and grey and tired, done with the day,
By the fire with this book and a whisky,
Slowly readin’, and dreamin’ of that look
Your eyes had in the lengthening shadows;
How I loved each moment of grace with you,
And your way with beauty and elegance
But those days are past and long, long at rest
Left with the sorrows of my changin’ face,
Bendin’ down beside the glowin’ embers,
Whisperin’; ‘Sleep well, there was none but you’
And that is all that remains of the day
Retreatin’ back into rhythms and rhymes
Hidin’ myself amid a crowd of words
Amongst what remains of the reveries

~MacGregor Tagliaferro

abandoned

Dahlia – Babylon Eclectic – Distressed Lantern – Blue 11 @ Epiphany
Dahlia – Babylon Eclectic – Distressed Chair – Blue 7 @ Epiphany
Dahlia – Babylon Eclectic – Iron Chevron Side Table 18 @ Epiphany
Dahlia – Peter’s Eggs – Brown Group Gift

19.DRD MB metalframe broken art 1
DRD Gardenhouse flowerpot broken

JIAN Broken Spider Pot

KraftWork Breeze of Spring Bench

MudHoney Paxton Snake Grass

..::THOR::..  Forgotten Garden @ Kustom 9
..::THOR::..Garden Wall Post 3
..::THOR::.. Garden Wall Narrow Broken 1
..::THOR::.. Garden Wall Wide Broken
..::THOR::.. Improvised Bench – RARE
..::THOR::.. Garden Wall Narrow
..::THOR::.. Garden Wall Column Broken
..::THOR::.. Garden Gate Broken
..::THOR::.. Paper Sheets
..::THOR::.. Garden Wall Column Broken 1
..::THOR::.. Stacked Pots
..::THOR::.. Garden Wall Narrow Broken
..::THOR::.. Water Pump
..::THOR::.. Garden Wall Post
..::THOR::.. Pot of Grass
..::THOR::.. Garden Wall Wide Broken 1
..::THOR::.. Garden Wall Post 1
..::THOR::.. Plastic Sheet
..::THOR::.. Broken Pot
..::THOR::.. Antique Book

..::THOR::.. 8- The Broken Bicycle- ground version

[we’re CLOSED] Broken Tele… er Chair wood

APT B // Bar Odds & Ends – Broken Bottle BROWN

Posted in Aphorism, Catwa, Events, Fashion, Kustom9, Maitreya, Second Life, TMD

Hear Me Now

“I’m at the bottom, can you come let me up?
‘Cause I brought a flower for you
Your friends are faded, let me fill up your cup
And toast to the stars over
The ocean’s flowing
Emotions in the air
I don’t wanna live for nothing
Just wanna be something
I never knew what it took to win
I don’t wanna live for nothing
Just wanna be something
I never knew we’d be more than friends”

comfort

Cruel is wearing:
hair: Vango. Oscar @ TMD
head: CATWA HEAD Daniel
^^Swallow^^ Darkness Ears
body: [Signature] Gianni Body

Nova — Nixon Watch
MINIMAL – Break Bento Rings
ELLIOT Short Sleeve Shirt by Cold Ash
HOLLOWAY Ripped Jeans by Cold Ash

Sady is wearing:
hair: Moon. Hair // –  Balance
head: CATWA HEAD Denice
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: #PUMEC – Sophia

MINIMAL – Flower Earrings 11 @ Season’s Story
[ Conviction ] Nameplate Choker – 07 Kitten @ Epiphany
dust bunny . kawaii lunch . cat coffee. exclusive @ Epiphany
Ascendant – Get Lucky Nails @ eBento

Pseudo- Chibi Tank @ Belle
!APHORISM! Lana Capri Pants @ Kustom9
N-core BRIGITTE

pose in bench:
.:revival:. largo bench