Tuff Chick

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Even tuff girls love their shoes.

I’m not a biker chick, but while prepping for a client shoot, I decided to hop on the bike and see how it felt. It felt…strange. Uncomfortable, even. But with the right outfit and hair, I can pretend I’m in Rome for a day. Hey, Audrey Hepburn did it in Roman Holiday, so why can’t I? OK, so that was a scooter, but let’s not pick nits 😉

Honestly, this photo is all about the shoes. Fringe always makes me feel like a bit of a bad girl, albeit in a princess-y way. There is just something about the feel of the fabric swishing against your ankles to make even a debutante turn into a tuff chick. These babies are from Apple May Designs and can be found at the current round of Shiny Shabby. It is the first anniversary of this amazing event and there are some awesome gifts from these incredible designers. I’m not showing the gift from Apple May, but trust me, it’s worth putting on your shoes and heading over!

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
Top: erratic / eunice – bikini top / red (maitreya) by erratic Rain (available at Collabor88 February 2016)
Leggings: Blueberry – Denise – Leggings Full Length – Maitreya by xxBlueberryxx
*Shoes: Apple May Designs Emma Heels (Maitreya High) – Black by Apple May (available at Shiny Shabby Feb. 20 – Mar. 10)
Hair: “”D!va”” Hair “Amanda” (Red amber) by Marisa Kira (recoloured) (available at Collabor88 February 2016)
Body, hands and feet: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Tattoo: [White~Widow] Legend – Henna – RARE by Julie Hastings (gacha prize)
*Skin: [PXL] Creations Shara Winter NAT Makeup 03 REB C2 by Hart Larsson
*Eyes: Mayfly – Luminous – Mesh Eye (Ghost Persian Blue, w3) by Arkesh Baral
Eyelashes: * Mon Cheri * *MC* “Falsies” by Freya Oliveri

Bike: [Con.] The Garage Collection – Rat Rod Bike RARE by Wavie Haller (gacha prize)
Air pump: [Con.] The Garage Collection – Air Inflator – Mint by Wavie Haller (gacha prize)
Table: Apt B // Country Living Metal Table by FadeArcade (gacha prize)
Beer tap: [ kunst ] – Kunsteiner Tap & glass (gold) / Lager by Kunst Himmel
Light: [ kunst ] – Hanging bulb – RARE 1 (gacha prize) by Kunst Himmel
Sign: floorplan. vintage motorcycle poster by Tegan Serin
Small table: junk. painter’s stool. by Tab Tatham
Garage: junk. the poor gentleman’s club shed. white. by Tab Tatham

Pose by ::WetCat:: by wetcat Flux

The Ghost of Valentine’s Days Past

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I have never been a big believer in Valentine’s Day. It is a commercialised holiday, designed to guilt people into becoming consumers in the name of love. When I was married, I always told my husband to forego the flowers on February 14th and wait until the 15th, when he could get twice as many for half the cost. Or better yet, spring them on me on March 3rd…or July 9th…or September 23rd; just whenever he felt like buying me flowers for no reason. Now that I carry the Single status, I can consider VD just another day. And I like that.

But that doesn’t mean that over the years I haven’t received a Valentine or two: the flowers, jewelry, chocolates in boxes that are pretty enough to keep, even a love letter or two. Those little mementos of times when a significant other defied my request and presented me with a single rose, a necklace, a box of chocolates, a note with a few heart-felt words scribbled in his best penmanship.

Those things are all gone now. But the memory of them conjures up the Ghost of Valentine’s Days Past to haunt me for a few days each February. The gifts from those relationships, either fleeting or sustained, are a reminder that I have been loved.

It is a haunting always welcomed, then forgotten very quickly as the days pass by.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

*Dress: United Colors UC_Sonia_dress_all in 1_Maitreya by Unitedcoloursteam (available at The Liaison Collaborative February 7-28, 2016)
Shoes: Essenz – Maine (Cream) Maitreya by Senzati0n Domenitzo
*Hair: “”D!va”” Hair “Jasmine” by Marisa Kira (available at The Liaison Collaborative February 7-28, 2016)
Body, hands and feet: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Tattoo: [White~Widow] Legend – Henna – RARE by Julie Hastings (gacha prize)
*Skin: [PXL] Creations Shara Winter NAT Makeup 03 REB C2 by Hart Larsson
*Eyes: Mayfly – Luminous – Mesh Eye (Ghost Persian Blue, w3) by Arkesh Baral
Eyelashes: * Mon Cheri * *MC* “Falsies” by Freya Oliveri

Rug: dust bunny . ruffle rug by xlnoel (gacha prize)
Hanging plant: dust bunny . hanging flower pot . blue by xlnoel (gacha prize)
Room divider: junk. picture doors. by Tab Tatham (gacha prize)
Plant stand: junk. plant stand. by Tab Tatham
Table: [ zerkalo ] Fall in Love – Table – Light by danielestro (gacha prize)
Birdcage: [ zerkalo ] True Love – Birdcage by danielestro (gacha prize)
Gift box: [ zerkalo ] True Love – Gift Box White by daniel estro (gacha prize)
Box of candles: [ zerkalo ] Vintage Entryway – Crate with Candles by danielestro (gacha prize)
Book: [ zerkalo ] Cozy Corner – Book by daniel estro
Wash stand: [ zerkalo ] Fall in Love – Washstand – Light by danielestro (gacha prize)
Vase of branches: BelleEquipe Design Store {BE} Lighted Branches by Pokute Burt
Build: junk. attic skybox. RARE by Tab Tatham (gacha prize)

Pose: BodyLanguage SLC SS POSE Back Shot!! BackShot04L by manmoth Nishi

And She Wears The Bones Of The Slain

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Not that she did the slaying, Not in that dress!

You can pick up the gown (bones included) from Salt & Pepper at the The Pastel Goth Fair. It’s running until October 30, so you can find lots of pretty, feminine goth stuff while you’re there. Did I really just put “pretty”, “feminine” and “goth” in a sentence together??? Well, I guess there’s always a new spin on an old fave in Second Life.

The pose is part of a set by !bang for GEN-Neutral, which ends on October 26th. As always, the pose set is packed with value with mirrors of every pose included.

And let’s talk about the location. Calas Galadhon Park is an iconic group of sims in Second Life. Once again, Ty and Truck have created a new sim for Halloween, called Calas Galadhon’s ‘VALYRIA’. It is full of adventure, with secret locations, dragon rides and loads of amazing landscaping for amazing photo ops. Make sure you stop by to explore and visit the bones of those who were slain.

(Making a dress from them is optional)

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
*Dress: Salt & Pepper S&P Dress Chandra sky by xxSaltandPepperxx (available at The Pastel Goth Fair through Oct. 30)
Hair: “”D!va”” Hair “Averil” (MVW USA 2014)(Garnet) by Marisa Kira
Skin: -Glam Affair – Amberly II skin – America 13 D by aida Ewing
Tattoo: [White~Widow] Midnight in Paris – by Julie Hastings
Body, hands and feet: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Eyes: IKON Promise Eyes – Maldives by Ikon Innovia
Lashes: Mon Cheri *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash by Freya Oliveri

*Pose: !bang – stand 571 by Luna Jubilee (available at GEN-Neutral through Oct. 26)

Location: Calas Galadhon’s ‘VALYRIA’

Photo taken using the LumiPro HUD by Stefan Buscaylet