Friday, February 28, 2014

Running Too Fast To Catch Up -- Featuring Purple Moon, Hawker's House, KMADD/Moda and AIDORU

I'm running too fast to catch up... Yes, I know that doesn't make sense, but sometimes, the things that don't make sense are the things that explain life the best way possible. I did go and get my Pink Shirt Day top prior to the 26th. I wholeheartedly celebrate anything that promotes positive action and positive thought and any cause. If there were 365 special days set aside to help promote awareness that there is a problem and violence is at the core, I'd support. The pink shirt day promotes Anti-Bullying. I remember being teased at school as a young teen, and never quite feeling like I fit in, but when I reflect back on it and then read things that are happening to young people today, I realize I had a very mild dose of what happens out there today.

Some of you may not know this, but for 11 years, I was a Youth Pastor, and worked with young girls primarily ages 11-18. I miss that more than words can say, and it's interesting to me that some of the girls I first worked with are now young mothers, college graduates, people making a difference in their own world, and when I met them, they seemed fragile, so young, so vulnerable. I have a personal faith background but I took an unusual approach to Youth Ministry, and probably to ministry itself. I don't need to indoctrinate anyone. At first this was a point of contention at the first church that hired me. They were steeped in tradition and old ways. I simply felt like the only message the teens I worked with needed to hear was that they were loved. The very core of my faith comes from love and hopefully pours that love out to others. To complicate it, which I think many religions do, there are doctrines and denominations and cultures and traditions and so much more. I put that aside and focused on the child, because despite them feeling so grown up, they were children, and the child's basic need to feel loved.

Children AND adults need love, need that love affirmed, and need it affirmed often. The rest is just details. To me... anyway. And children who are bullied are often the ones who feel unworthy of love. That's a travesty to me, and something we can overcome, one person at a time. Bullying occurs at many ages and stages, can accompany cultural bias, hate crimes, and other violent acts, where one group thinks they have all the answers and have the right to tell those who are not like them that they are bad, stupid, and words I would not retype/resay but words that hurt deeply and leave scars.

I find little things like the Pink Shirt campaign works, one step at a time, one person at a time, and as more and more people join together, more good will come of it and change will occur. Each one love one.

Great new SLink nails from Kyxe Skins & Shapes!

Purple Moon
Kyxe Skins & Shapes
Hawker's House

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

It's More Than Just the Clothes... Featuring Wicca's Wardrobe, h.m.a.e.m., FINESMITH, [[Masoom]] and KMADD/Moda

If this were just about the clothes to me, I would have lost my way a long time ago. It has to be about the people to me. There are people who've been visiting and playing and living in Second Life for years, and there are some who just arrived last month.

Those with an entrepreneurial spirit will bustle forward with brilliant energy and it doesn't really matter how new they are. It's more about the attitude and the will to make it happen, and that old saying, "Where there's a will, there's a way." really makes sense.

I love listening to those who have big dreams. I didn't really even know the fashion world existed for the first years I participated in Second Life. There are many out there with huge dreams, reaching towards something special. Fashion ends up being one segment of dreamers, and they like to dream big.

Besides designers, there are a number of other businesses associated with the clothing creators. It takes a world of people who are equally passionate to market the clothes, showcase the clothes, wear the clothes, talk about the clothes and so much more. I enjoy participating in that whole process. I enjoy the process, and most of all, the people.

Featuring FINESMITH Roxaane Earrings
Featuring Wicca's Wardrobe Space Age Boots from Couturier's Docks
Featuring h.m.a.e.m. Alida Dress
Featuring [[Masoom]] Merlene Coat Red
Featuring KMADD/Moda Darius
1. SLink: Elegant 1
2. Kyxe Skins & Shapes: Hannah Lily Skintone
3. Kyxe Skins & Shapes: Glamour Ombre Apple
4. Kyxe Skins & Shapes: Splendor Brown Diamonds
5. KMADD/Moda: Eyes Confidence Subtle Moss
6. Face Paint: NIC Perfect Liner and Long Prim Lashes
7. Poses built in prop at Image Essentials

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Positively Ravnous Because Sexxx Always Sells... New Items KMADD/Moda, Chop Zuey, EMO-tions and Ravnous

All sorts of fun things happen on Second Life. You can sky dive, get married, have babies and grow old together and that's just before noon on Monday. What will you do with the rest of your week?

For a few seconds today, I was a songstress, weaving a tune filled with joyful thoughts and sad memories. Laying across the piano, I paused to think of all the people around me who need special warmth.

A beautiful dress from Ravnous, at the Sexxx Sells event, draped silkily against the skin and left much of that radiant palette exposed.

Chop Zuey jewelry and a stunning mask from EMO-tions accessorized without deterring too far from the design of the gown.

I've found recently that many men's styles, like this one today from KMADD/Moda, work just as well as women's styles, sometimes even better, depending on the mood I'm trying to set. I still haven't been through all the styles KMADD/Moda's new mesh eyes has for me to try, but each new photo series shows some of them.

Featuring Chop Zuey Singing Heart Purple Set
Featuring EMO-tions Vertigo Mask
Featuring Ravnous from Sexxx Sells
Featuring KMADD/Moda David
Featuring KMADD/Moda Mesh Eyes
1. **Feel**: StarDustClassicalNail
2. Kyxe Skins & Shapes: Hannah Lily Skintone
3. Kyxe Skins & Shapes: Captive Lips - Grape Crush
4. Kyxe Skins & Shapes: Splendor Eyes - Metallic Gold
5. KMADD/Moda: Eyelashes Art Deco
6. .::Shellac Smudged Liner Black
7. Poses built into prop at October Studios

Goddess Of the Sun -- Featuring Sky Designs, KMADD/Moda, Kyxe Skins & Shapes and FINESMITH

As promised, I put together an array of photos to share the latest new skin from Kyxe Skins & Shapes. I wanted to create somethings fabulous for the photo shoot that Ms. October did. (These are not her photos. I took these today. Her photos will be shown at a later time by her.)

I love styling for my blog, passionately love it, but this was extra special to me. I did a bit more than I normally do with my photographs, trying to bring an artistry into the photos. 

The gown comes from Sky's Icons of Style exclusive. The headpiece comes from KMADD/Moda with great thanks to Maddox DuPont for sharing generously and allowing 'modifications' on his creations. I changed the unique blonde hair to this burst of sun and life. 

Jewelry comes from FINESMITH, a relatively new release. A favorite series of poses from In-Pose provided just the energy I wanted while hands from SLink and nail art by .::Shellac completed my styling.

Featuring Sky - Icons of Style Exclusive
Featuring KMADD/Moda Hair Toya
Featuring KMADD/Moda Mesh Eyes
Featuring Kyxe Skins & Shapes New Hannah Marigold Skin Tone
Featuring FINESMITH Rita Gold
1. Gaeline Mesh Lashes: Starlia
2. SLink: Elegant 1 Hands
3. .::Shellac: Autumn Palette
4. In-Pose!

Friday, February 21, 2014

I'm Easy Like a Sunday Afternoon... Katink Poses, Hawker's House, Kyxe Skins & Shapes, and EMO-tions

Kyxe Skins & Shapes and Kaid Hawker's designs made these photos possible. Alabaster skin is Kyxe's palest skin tone, a very unique tone.

Kaid Hawker shared his heart in his art and the top and jeans are both from his collection.

EMO-tions always delivers with great new styles to suit every occasion. This style actually has a tiara built in to the design but I edited it so it was removed and looked more casual.

FINESMITH continues to grow, and with each creation, there's something new and special to add to your world. In recent days, FINESMITH opened a new store at a new location. If you haven't visited recently, I encourage you to go and see.

I have the joy of working with KaTink Poses, and will share poses and props from their store from time to time, and this window set is the first item I wanted to share.

Favorite nails by .::Shellac, a pair of sandals by noname and Gaeline lashes complete the comfy look.

I'm grateful for each designer who shared items I was able to use in this latest blog:
Featuring EMO-tions Shanty
Featuring Kyxe Skins & Shapes Alabaster Updated Makeups
Featuring FINESMITH Fire & Ice Frost Explosion
Featuring Hawker's House JamBerry Mesh Cartique Sweater Ecru
Featuring Hawker's House Ladies Mesh Bow Pants Floral Denim
Featuring KMADD/Moda Mesh Eyes
Featuring Katink Window (2)
1. Gaeline Mesh Lashes: Mysteria
2. SLink: Elegant 1 Hands
3. .::Shellac: Glitter Nails
4. noname: Beaded Flat Sandals
5. The Mir Sofa Chair from Orange Works with poses built in

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

One Day More... Featuring Kastle Rock Couture, KMADD/Moda, (WearMe), Blink2Wink, Busty Boutique

One of the ways I distract myself and turn towards positive thoughts comes through favorite songs. I love music. I try to stay in touch with the music of the moment as well as old songs that touched me in some way.

Yesterday, I let myself get lost in thought and wallow in the what-ifs of life. When I realized what I was doing, I turned to music to snap out of it and specifically found myself drawn to the music of Les Miserables.

The song One Day More shares such passion, for life, for love, for hope, for freedom, for so much that we as human souls need. I sat and listened to it several times and absorbed the energy of the song, eyes closed, feeling the words as well as hearing them.

Many friends have shared health issues, small crises, worries over finances, worries over love or the lack of it, and more of the calamities we share with one another. I know when someone else listens to my fears and anxieties, they help so much. I hope I offer the same to others. In this song, I hope again, at least for another day, to make it through whatever storm comes.

As you work through your day, I hope the essence of this song might touch you in some positive way. I hope my words encourage. I hope the love and grace of others imbues your life with goodness even in the darkest paths. And I wish you all the love there is to be shared.

Live! Laugh! Love! and do whatever you must to make it through One Day More.

Thank you to the amazing designers who shared their items with me so I could create this latest blog:
Featuring KMADD/Moda Poses Attitude
Featuring (WearMe) **Feel**StarDustClassicalNail
Featuring Blink2Wink Badass Boots and Street Socks
Featuring Busty Boutique Gabriel Red Skirt
Featuring KMADD/Moda Mesh Eyes
Featuring Kastle Rock Valentine With Love Jacket
1. EMO-tions: Karen
2. Gaeline Mesh Lashes: Fantasia
3. Kyxe Skins & Shapes: Papaver Skintone
4. Kyxe Skins & Shapes: Glamour Lips Sunset

Monday, February 17, 2014

A Wild and Crazy Version Of Me - Featuring h.m.a.e.m., Yasum, Baubles! by Phe, Bliensen+MaiTai, KMADD & Morphine

Every time I sit down to play Barbie dress up, the thing most models call styling, I end up with very different stylings because of very different moods I'm in while I'm playing.

I call it playing Barbie because when I would visit girls in my neighborhood years ago, girls who had little suitcases filled with Barbie dream clothes, I would sit and dress and undress and dress again their little beauties. I do that in my Second Life, and I have such fun doing so!

I'm glad I have the range of designers who've been generous in allowing me to represent their personal artistry. I put together pieces from a whole array of people, events and themes in the process.

I really enjoyed the edgy waspish very mini dress from h.m.a.e.m. It's got attitude breathed into it. I paired it with crazy jewelry from Baubles! by Phe, brand new mesh eyes from KMADD/Moda as well as unique boots from Yasum. Two items from two separate Carrie's Lingerie sets accessorized and brand new eye makeup from Morphine (previously named [Mirror's Enigma]) completed my daring look.

I'm not nearly as tough as this metallic vixen, but for a few moments, when I play dress up and enjoy the creative glimmer of so many, I can be tough and fierce... though my sweetheart of many years still says that when I growl, it sounds more like a poor little wet kitten complaining, and not fierce at all.

Growl a little at the world then Live! Laugh! and always Love!

Featuring Yasum *Dead End Boots
Featuring Baubles! by Phe Kinky Half Mask HeDevil (rare)
Featuring Baubles! by Phe Spiked Pimp Bracelet
Featuring Bliensen + MaiTai Friedel Earrings Onyx/Silver
Featuring h.m.a.e.m. Nemesi Corset and Necklace
Featuring Morphine Kazumi Eyeshadow Rave Liner
Featuring KMADD/Moda Mesh Eyes Nature
Featuring MADesigns Hair Base All Rounder
Featuring MADesigns Hair Aria in Silver Tones (edited to a slightly different shape)
1. Kyxe Skins & Shapes Newest Release Hannah Natural Face 01
2. Kyxe Skins & Shapes Cherry Blossom Gloss
3. MADesigns: Eyelashes Photoshoot
4. Sexy Mama Nails
5. Carrie's Lingerie (From B.I.T.C.H.2Hunt Chocolate) Flexi Skirt
6. Carrie's Lingerie (From Malorie Black) Malorie Socks Black
7. Manifeste Poses

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Nearly Naked In the Garden - Featuring 899 Zed Sensations, {{BSD}}, EMO-tions, Kyxe, no. 7

I don't often use other shapes, however, one of the things Kyxe Skin & Shapes creates is very sexy, curvalicious shapes. I asked specifically if I could use one of the newest shapes from Kyxe as part of my next blog and I got "Tess" with divine hips and oh la la breasts.

In addition to the shape being new, I also have on the newest skin "Hannah" in the Lily skin tone. Every skin designer has their own way of manipulating shadow and light to detail the human body. Kyxe designers paint very natural looking skins from the sweet pale and pink to the darkest of chocolate.

I've been so fortunate to work with {{BSD Design Studio}} and have the recent release "Cherish" with pretty silver accents enhancing the sandal. The outfit from 899 Zed Sensations does an excellent job of mixing mesh with system clothing. Butterflies actually 'fly' away from the body. A mask from no. 7 had similar butterflies.

As I zoom in on this look, the stunning detail of the skin shows why Hannah in Lily became my most favorite Kyxe skin as soon as I got to try it.

Featuring 899 Zed Sensations Imaginary Gown
Featuring {{BSD Design Studio}} Cherish Brown Croco
Featuring no. 7 L`acessories Timeless Romance Gacha Butterfly Mask (Rare)
Featuring EMO-tions Luana
Featuring Kyxe Skins & Shapes Tess Shape
Featuring Kyxe Skins & Shapes Hannah in Lily Skintone
1. MADesigns: Eyes Confidence Subtle Moss
2. Candy Nail: Tea Time Pink
3. Demise of Flight Poses

Friday, February 14, 2014

One Billion Rising -- Featuring !Lyrical B!zarre, EMO-tions,

One thing I love most about Second Life is the opportunity to get involved in any number of charitable events, awareness raising events and even personal events that help provide for our immediate friends and family in world. In this case, the One Billion Rising campaign has a website for those of you who find it easier to donate to just causes via real world application and a website for those who prefer to donate via SL. There are events and gifts and fun ways to show your support today. The links listed here are borrowed from Loredana's wall. Thank you for taking a few moments to read about this event and participating where you can.

RL website:
SL website:
OBR 2013 SL video:

OBR Release SLURL:
OBR Justice SLURL:

Group Photo Taken at Image Essentials 

 Taken at One Billion Rising SLURL

 Posing at Image Essentials One Billion Rising Photo-op

 Another Location at the One Billion Rising SLURL

And the Last One at One Billion Rising SLURL

Featured EMO-tions Shelby
Featured Morphine Kazumi Peach Skintone
Featured !Lyrical Bizarre Rise 2014 Gown
Featured ((Crystal Line)) Mabe Pearl Grape Accessories
1. MADesigns Eyes Confidence
2. SLink Elegant 1 Hands
3. In-Pose! 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The Casual Side -- KMADD/MODA, EMO-tions, {MV}, ((Crystal Line)), and .::Shellac

Recently I read a hopeful warm note from one of the many terrific people I've had the joy of working with, Maddox Dupont.

Besides being a terrific designer, he's an enthusiastic friend and shared recently that he's hopefully, deeply and happily in love.

On his Facebook wall he writes, "And one man in particular has stolen my heart at the time in my life when I was most happiest to be on my own and did not even look for a relationship. He appeared out of no where and things just clicked - don't you love when that happens?"

My answer, "YES. I do love it when that happens." And I really loved his final thoughts on this same Facebook post, "Never give up on love. Stop searching. Work on yourself. Be happy. The right person will appear when you are ready to give and receive love. If you are in a relationship... Express your love and passion every day, every moment, without fear. We never know how much time we got left on this Earth. Make each moment count and don't leave anything unsaid. Appreciate and love your partner for great relationships are rare and need to be treasured and honored."

I agree. Live! Laugh! Love! Make every moment count.

Featured KMADD/Moda: James Beanie
-- JET Sneakers Canvas
-- Wool Pants Two Tone Light
Featured {MV} Wild Side Lingerie Vitae
Featured ((Crystal Line)) Twist Chain Earrings
Featured EMO-tions Legolan Gacha Rare
Featured .:Shellac Pump Up the Volume Gloss Pink
1. MADesigns: Eyelashes Perfection
-- Eyes Confidence Subtle Moss
2. Sexy Mama Valentine Nails
3. Kyxe Skins & Shapes: Pearl
4. Manifeste Poses

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Always Classy, Always Sexy, Always Carrie's - Featuring Carrie's Lingerie, EMO-tions, SoliDea Follies

No matter where modeling takes me, or blogging or any other fashion connection, my first love of modeling came from Carrie's Lingerie.

It's raining hearts at Carrie's. Both down in the main store and up in the VIP sphere, hearts are falling everywhere.

Elizabeth in green, this satiny sexy new VIP gift, allures with both a lingerie option and an evening gown choice. Paired with new jewelry from Chop Zuey and EMO-tions "Love" hair, I'm dressed and ready for love.

As ready as I'll ever be, I suppose. Love is. It's a verb we all should do regularly. Not Sex. That's fun too, don't get me wrong. But love. That's the key. Back down in the main store, I have one of the Valentine looks from another season, an outfit that was loaded into the Mania board, Spicy Valentine.

Still wearing Spicy, I popped over to SoliDea Follies and found the cutest little head pieces, one a gift and another was a hunt item. Both were white and whimsical.

At Carrie's you'll always find a hunt or two in progress. I found a whole array of Crazy Hearts items hidden around the store in one of Carrie's in house hunts. Items for the men are always included.

Sensual yet soft and sweet, Carrie's goes with so many things. Take this cute tank from the Crazy Heart's hunt. I could pair it with jeans and boots and hang out with special friends or that special someone, or I could doll it up, and add the other head piece from SoliDea Follies for frolicksome fun.

As I said, Carrie's marks an important point in my Second Life. Before Carrie's, I played with the best of them, danced from time to time, flirted and met people all around the world. I managed a few small clubs and enjoyed but never really 'worked'.

After I began working for Carrie's, I found a whole new world, a world of people who put time and energy into a vein of interest I really didn't even know existed. It remains one of the classiest lingerie stores and one of the best customer oriented stores as a result of that personal customer service. Every time I visit, I enjoy the bright spirited Assistants, and of course Carrie too.

In every way, Carrie's offers such a special experience, for people on every budget, and during holidays, special favorites make their way into the holiday collections. I hope you can visit while Cupid still hunts for new victims, and you feel the special Carrie's magic aimed your way with lots of love.

Featured EMO-tions Love
Featured Carrie's VIP Elizabeth
Featured Chop Zuey Singing Hearts Set
1. MADesigns: Ball Lashes
2. MADesigns: Confidence Subtle Moss
3. Kyxe Skins & Shapes: Chocolate Cosmos
4. Poses in Displays at Carrie's Lingerie
5. AND Demise of Flight Delicate Poses

Featured Carrie's Gracie - From the Stupid Cupid Hunt
1. Alice Project: Heather
2. Sexy Mama Glitter Nails
3. Poetic Colors: Christmas Tale
4. [White Widow] Game Special
5. [Al Vulo!]: Aisha
6. Shoenique Design: Red Wood Leather
7. Poses in Displays at Carrie's Lingerie

Featured Carrie's Crazy Hearts - From in store Hunt
1. Alice Project: Heather
2. Sexy Mama Glitter Nails
3. DS: Prim Lashes
4. DS: Snowy Night Winter Queen
5. Poses in Displays at Carrie's Lingerie
5. [Al Vulo]: Aisha

Featured Carrie's Valentine Spicy
1. [elika]: Interrupt
2. Sexy Mama Glitter Nails
3. [Al Vulo]: Ewa
4. Paint: Vanessa Boots
5. Poses in Displays at Carrie's Lingerie

SoliDea Follies White Mila Headpiece Group Gift
SoliDea Follies Lil Snow Headpiece

Friday, February 7, 2014

Crawling In My Skin... (BEAN) and Babele Fashion from Sexxx Sells, h.m.a.e.m. and FINESMITH

The song Crawling In My Skin had it's heyday quite a few years ago, but was the first thing that came to mind when I saw the poses built into the (BEAN) stage that came from the Sexxx Sells event. 

When I looked up the lyrics, I also found stories that relayed the music video and concept behind the song, speaking out against domestic violence. It's always a good time to discuss this topic. 

In the US there's a NO MORE campaign in progress, and something that encourages people to stop making excuses, and allowing this violence to continue. If you or someone you love has had to deal with domestic violence, I pray for you and encourage you to do what you can, what you MUST, to get away from that violence and find safety. 

I know it feels like you're alone. You're not. It's hard to feel like anyone cares. They do. I do. Please use the tools and resources out there in your world to get help. And if you need a friend, there's one little old lady in South Carolina that will listen. I usually end my blog posts with "Live! Laugh! Love!" I want you to do so, and to choose No More.

Crawling in my skin
These wounds they will not heal
Fear is how I fall
Confusing what is real

There's something inside me that pulls beneath the surface
Consuming, confusing
This lack of self-control I fear is never ending
Controlling. I can't seem...

To find myself again
My walls are closing in
(without a sense of confidence and I'm convinced that there's just too much pressure to take)
I've felt this way before
So insecure

Discomfort endlessly has pulled itself upon me
Distracting, reacting
Against my will I stand beside my own reflection
It's haunting how I can't seem...

There's something inside me that pulls beneath the surface consuming,
Confusing what is real.
This lack of self-control I fear is never ending controlling,
Confusing what is real.

Featured Stage from Sexxx Sells (BEAN) Little Stage of Tease
Featured h.m.a.e.m. Vipera Dress in White
Featured Babele Fashion -also called !bf- Stockings and Heels from Sexxx Sells Event
Featured FINESMITH Freeze Ice Headpiece, Necklace and Earrings
and FINESMITH Just Give Me a Reason Eyepiece
Featured MADesigns Emma Hair
1. MADesigns Eyelashes Art Deco
2. Face Paint Gemstone Nails
3. Kyxe Skins & Shapes Pearl
- Kyxe Devine Magic Eyes
- Kyxe Glamour II Skittles
4. Manifeste Poses