Is That Your Bitch Over There?

But You took advantage of, You took advantage of, You took advantage
I cannot understand, I cannot understand, I cannot understand it
I thought You’d always be there for me, yeah yeah
But if You ask if I knew better now,
Hell yeah.

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One of the most amazing honors I’ve received lately is the ability to be a blogger for The Fantasy Angels show this year.  While I’m not a Fantasy Angel model, I get to play dress up and look like one and show you all the AMAZING designs by some incredibly talented designers that will be involved in this year’s show.

And I’m telling you… these are gorgeous.  I can’t even wait to show you some of the rest.

This first design, I opened up… and I didn’t even put it ON yet, I just saw the ad photo and immediately IMed Lyrical, from Lyrical Bizarre and said, “Girl!  You are a genius.”  I love everything about this.

Then again, as someone who spent most of their SL time as a redhead, I’m pretty partial to red.  *Grins*

The red and gold in this just screams sensuality… it screams lux.  And right now, I’m watching (random, I know) Big Brother Canada, Season 3.  The Head of Household room is usually done in this entirely beautiful red and gold, so this set just felt perfect.

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Though the more that I watch Big Brother Canada, the more that I’m reminded of the lengths some people will go to to get what they want.  It’s a little discouraging in a “lose faith in humanity” kind of way, but at the same time, it’s not ‘as bad’… the environment in the Big Brother house is controlled.  And the worst they really come away with are newly-formed friendships that are broken.

In real life when people pull the shit that are pulled on that show, it hurts real, genuine people… not players in a game.  So while I try to find solace in the fact that this kind of underhanded shit is going on as a part of some strategy to win a game, and ultimately win $100,000, I’m still reminded that if people are wired in such a way that they’ll even CONSIDER pulling half the shit they pull, then what’s to stop them from doing it in the real world?

Unfortunately, there’s nothing to stop them.

And unfortunately, some people do ‘play’ their real lives like a game.  They even ‘play’ the real people behind the keyboard in Second Life like they’re just a pawn in some grand scheme that revolves around them.

It’s enough to make me sick.

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*~* Is That Your Bitch Over There? *~*

Shape: MINE
Skin: Harley (Porcelain Tone; Lid 02) – Pink Fuel
Eyes: Hope Eyes (Fjord) – IKON
Hair: Ennui (All Blonds Pack) – Vanity Hair
Body: Lara Mesh Body (current version 3.3) – Maitreya
Hands: Avatar Enhancement Hands (Casual) – Slink
Feet: Avatar Enhancement Feet (High) – Slink
Nailcolor Appliers: Diva Set (Red) – Nailed It
Eyeliner: London Liner (Red Tip Liner Only) – Madrid Solo
Lipstick: Essential Lipsticks (Red; Satin; Dark) – Pink Fuel
Lingerie Set: Perla – Lyrical Bizarre Templates  @ Fantasy Angels Show
Boots: Gladiator Couture Princess Boots (Red) – Dirty Princess
Jewelry Set: Royal Blush Set – Lazuri

Pose (photo 1): Paulina Two – oOo Studio
Pose (photo 2): Iced One Mirror – oOo Studio

Location: Home

Blogging Tune: “I Bet” – Ciara

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The Fantasy Angels Fashion Show 2015 – Coming Soon!

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THE FANTASY ANGELS. announces officially its upcoming annual show THE FANTASY ANGELS FASHION SHOW 2015 SECOND EDITION – INVITATION

You are cordially invited on Saturday, June 6th at 2 PM SLT, to an indescribable event which promises to be sexy, unforgettable and full of wings, an extraordinary experience in a fascinating atmosphere of sensuality and glamour to expose exciting and exclusive designs made from some of the greatest and prestigious designers within Second Life. It´s The Fantasy Angels Fashion Show 2015, ‪#‎TFAFS2015‬, the first show of angels in Second Life totally inspired in the Victoria’s Secret RL Fashion Shows, hosted by The Fantasy Angels Production, and which returns this year once again as never before with the special performances of the world’s sexiest, hottest and most beautiful, renowned and talented models and Supermodels of Second Life on stage like you’ve never seen them before and in the most seductive looks the world has ever seen. And more than ten designers on the scene that have joined and created each a whole collection for this event in a unique environment of sensuality and romanticism and of which you can be part this June 06th.

Don’t miss on Saturday, June 6th at 2 PM SLT, “The Fantasy Angels Fashion Show 2015”, Second edition, and the luscious stylings these sexy angels fallen straight from heaven we’ve prepared just for your pleasure.

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Photography by VALERIA.ENDRIZZI

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Tough Girl, Whose Soul Aches…

I may cry, ruining my makeup
Wash away all the things you’ve taken
And I don’t care if I don’t look pretty
Big girls cry when their hearts are breaking

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I still can’t really look at wedding dresses the same.  That eludes to a post I made, gods, what, a year ago or something now?  Maybe more?  The most GORGEOUS dress from Romance Couture that I was going to use for my SL wedding.  Reader’s Digest version?  It went to hell.  Lol.  As most things do.

So imagine my bittersweet reaction when I heard the finale show for Penumbra Spring/Summer ’15 Fashion Week was going to be a bridal show.  I wasn’t sure if I was mentally prepared to be inundated with bridal dresses/jewelry/shoes/creations, no matter how wonderful the designers were.  Needless to say, I’m a sensitive person, and it takes a long time for my heart to let go of things that hurt me deeply… so even now, a year or more later, it still hurts, in the back of my heart… that pang of, “Ouch… this kinda sucks,” is still present.

BUT I had to show this dress from Lyrical Bizarre, because even though it’s white and designed to be featured in the finale bridal show for Fashion Week, it can be used for so many other occasions in which white would be appropriate… like a white party, especially a formal white party.

I remember my first white party.  It was one that Edi and Rico had hosted back when they formed this huge group of us that wanted to be social and have regular get-togethers within SL.  I… admittedly don’t remember the name of the group of us, but we had a physical in-world group and everything.  And I’m pretty sure it was our first party that they threw for all of us, it was a white party.

I was with Wylder at the time (again – and ‘ouch’ moment…) and I remember him being gripey and grumbly at trying to find something white to wear that he liked.  “Why do we even have to wear white anyway?”  “Because it’s a white party… that’s the whole point?”  We often didn’t see eye to eye on stuff like this.  Then again, I guess I haven’t really seen eye to eye with most anyone I’ve been with.

At first I thought that was a good thing… unique perspectives.  But it doesn’t seem to be proving to be that great in the long run.

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Those of you that have known me as a blogger for ANY length of time know that I have a – sometimes unhealthy – obsession with both Nuuna and Madrid Solo Cosmetics.  And today, well, today is no exception, really.  It didn’t want something ‘typical’ and ‘subtle’ that a bride might normally want.  And of course, the lines in the song that I’m using today that stuck out to me the most were, “I may cry and ruin my makeup,” and “I don’t care if I don’t look pretty.”

Now, I happen to find all the makeup pieces I used today very pretty.  But the look when combining them was enough to give it that quality that kinda makes you tip your head to one side and stare for a moment to understand it.  That’s what I endeavor to do most of the time when I style.  You’ll get it… hopefully… but it’ll take a moment of thinking before you get it.

Mentally engaging styling.  Elements of avant garde are usually present, even if the whole style itself isn’t avant garde.  That’s just me, that’s who I am.  That’s the image I’ve made for myself.  And I worked damn hard to do that… to get to where I am.

Apparently nowadays hard work is over-rated.  But I’m going to keep doing it.  Maybe I’m crazy.  But I have this sense of responsibility to work my ass off to achieve the things I want the most in life.

Apparently this work ethic is rare?

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*~* Tough Girl, Whose Soul Aches… *~*

Shape: MINE
Skin: Alice (Lovely Day; Artic Tone; Makeup Option 1) – Glam Affair
Eyes: Hope Eyes (Fjord) – IKON
Hair: Beans (no bow version; Hud 01) – Magika Hair
Body: Lara Mesh Body (current version 3.3) – Maitreya
Hands: Avatar Enhancement Hands (Elegant) – Slink
Feet: Avatar Enhancement Feet (High) – Slink
Nailcolor Applier: Spring Mesh (water) – Nailed It  **recent release**
White Eyemakeup: Iza Makeup (White) – Nuuna
Right-side Mask: Avion (Silver) – Madrid Solo
Teeth: Open Mouth Pro (w/ Piercing) – PXL Creations
Lipstick: Bubble Gloss (The Nudes pack; Salty Nude) – Madrid Solo
Gown: Lure – Lyrical Bizarre Templates @ Penumbra S/S ’15 FW
Necklace: Arabella Wild Pearls – Maxi Gossamer
Anklets: Rebel Anklets (Silver) – Promagic

Pose (photo 1): Various from slouch poses
Pose (photo 2): Various from PosESioN
Pose (photo 3): Rachel AO from Vista Animations

Location: Salt Water

Blogging Tune: “Big Girls Cry” – Sia

We Can Only Get Brighter…

I’m standin’ in the flames
It’s a beautiful kind of pain
Settin’ fire to yesterday
Find the light, find the light, find the light

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It’s been a crazy ride.  And I have the migraine from hell today, so please forgive me if I’m neither deep nor witty today.  Lol.

Basically I’m super far behind blogging on Penumbra Spring/Summer ’15 Fashion Week stuff, and so I’m trying to sort through everything in my inventory that I’ve been sent or pulled out of the group.  Be prepared to be inundated with awesome things you can continue to get over the next few days.  Be sure to check out the official schedule in one of my recent posts – HERE – to get to the remaining shows for this wonderful event.

Last night I showed you a lingerie set from Supernatural, and I have to admit this was a new store for me.  I hadn’t heard of it before until I was setting up my stall on the Fashion Week sim (Zanze Provocateur is there as a designer as well!  So I’ve been busy!)  and Supernatural is the stall next to me.

When I finished setting up my beachy/boardwalk style stall, I admittedly cammed next door to see what she was working on and saw her ad pictures.  I love taking pieces and throwing them together in ways that may not utilize the whole boxed outfit, but work together for my particular style of dress and also show the work of the designer.  When I saw the Judy outfit, I knew I was going to do that with this vest.  The tunic-style vest originally goes over a bra and panties, but I grabbed it and off I went to create my outfit.

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I admittedly was wearing a pair of my own pants from one of my releases at Penumbra Fashion Week, from my Torrance outfit.  Harem-style pants just looked comfy to me, and with the headache I’ve got, comfy was a must.  At least for pants.

And yessssterday while I was having a conversation with the amazing Kiddo Oh of Dead Dollz, I got tossed a folder.  Of course, getting pretties from Kiddo is always awesome, so my reaction was, “Ooo what’s this?”  And it’s the top she just released at The Fantasy Collective that opened today.

Next stop was Cosmetic fair, cause I’m a slacker… it’s been open for the last 5 days and I just now got there.  Nuuna is one of my favorite avant garde type makeup artists, and when I found that she was selling Lelutka appliers for designs I hadn’t seen yet, it led me back to her store to pick up this new eye makeup that I just LOVE.  Another new designer to me, Moon Amore, was the source of this pretty killer hand tattoo.  To finish everything off, cause I felt naked without a bracelet or shoes or something, I grabbed some of my favorite rings from Formanails and some new anklets from Promagic, an awesome go-to store for most of my footwear needs, since she caters to more than just shoes… and I hate wearing actual shoes 90% of the time.

And thus, here we go.  In my true semi-boho nature, this hair from Truth of course screamed, “You must buy me!”  And the bindi in the center of my forehead was an awesome little find at Cosmetic fair from Kibitz.

I’m sorta super excited with how this all came out… and I like wearing it around.

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*~* We Can Only Get Brighter… *~*

Shape: MINE
Skin: Alice (Lovely Day; Artic Tone; Makeup Option 1) – Glam Affair
Eyes: Hope Eyes (Fjord) – IKON
Hair: Celeste (Ligh Blondes) – Truth Hair  **recent release**
Body: Lara Mesh Body (current version 3.3) – Maitreya
Hands: Avatar Enhancement Hands (Elegant) – Slink
Feet: Avatar Enhancement Feet (High) – Slink
Nailcolor Applier: Monochrome Set – Nailed It
Eye Makeup: Mya Makeup (Grey) – Nuuna
Teeth: Open Mouth Pro (w/ Piercing) – PXL Creations
Hand Tattoo: 90’s Hand Tattoo – Moon Amore  @ Cosmetic Fair
Top: Missandei Top (Black) – Dead Dollz  @ The Fantasy Collective
Vest: Judy Tunic – Supernatural  @ Penumbra S/S ’15 FW
Pants: Torrance Pants (Black) – Zanze Provocateur  @ Penumbra S/S ’15 FW
Forehead Bindi: Bindi #12 – Kibitz  @ Cosmetic Fair
Nosering: Cihuapilli Nose Piercing – Soedara
Hand Rings: Accessoires Unisex Elegant (Black) – Formanails
Anklets: Girly Anklets (Black) – Promagic

Pose (photo 1): various from Morphine (now closed)
Pose (photo 2): various from Agapee
Pose (photo 3): various from oOo Studio

Location: Salt Water

Blogging Tune: “Beautiful Pain” – Eminem ft. Sia

For All The Times I Let You Push Me Round…

I was a… afraid to make a single sound
Afraid I would never find a way out
Afraid I’d never be found
I don’t wanna go another round
An angry man’s power will shut you up
Trip wires fill this house with tip toed love
Run out of excuses for everyone
So here I am and I will not run…

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I should be in bed.  I work a 12 hour day tomorrow.  Yet, here I am.  Also, I just tried to rather melodramatically take a swig of Sangria flavored (yeah, you read that right) Mountain Dew… and choked on it like a derp.  So that’s the kind of precedent being set with this post, I guess.

Also, I know I’ve used this prop recently, but I just love it… especially when it comes to blogging lingerie.  It’s just perfect.  I’ve seen another blog post recently that featured this particular lingerie set and it was like… the background was just so inconsistent with the feel of the clothing, I’d like to keep it simple and very… showgirl.  Cause that’s how I feel in this particular outfit.

And I love the detailing.

Anyway… this wasn’t the point of this post.  Lol.  I just wanted to apologize, for those of you that like seeing me use different things, who will be disappointed that these pictures use that same lightbox prop from oOo Studio that I adore.

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I’ve worked… really hard… over the last three years that I’ve been in modeling in SL.  Some of you that have known me from the beginning have known just how far I’ve come, and how hard I’ve worked to get here.  You’ve been there during the failed castings… the heartbreaking auditions… the walks when I left the stage KNOWING I blew it… the walks when I felt like I’d killed it only to be not what the brand/pageant/contest was looking for.  Some of you have been there through it all.  The good, the bad, the ugly.

But the point… is that it took time.  I took my successes with my failures, and the times when I was less than successful only pushed me to work that much harder to get to the things that I really wanted.  There are some goals that I’ve held the entire three years that I’ve been modeling that I’ve still not reached yet.

And there were people… one in particular… a mentor that I felt close to… that I thought had my back and were looking out for me.  That faith that I thought that particular person had in me is what kept me moving forward.  Turns out?  Was all fake.  Or in my head.  Or something.  I don’t really know what it was… all I know is that that person is not the mentor that I thought they were.  That person wasn’t looking out for me.  That person did absolutely zero to help or even encourage me to succeed, whether with their assistance or completely on my own.

And perhaps that neglect and abandonment by the one person who was supposed to always be in my corner intrinsically just made me push harder.  But coming face to face recently with how little of a fuck that person actually gives about my career as a model or my life as a person… hurts more than I can really explain or fully understand.  At a time in my life when so many have walked away, when so many have looked me and those close to me in the face and said, “I made my choice,” and to watch those people walk away… at this point, I guess I just needed consistency.  I needed to know that that ONE person I’ve trusted with my ‘secrets’ in this industry… my fears, my failures… I told this person EVERYTHING… everything I ever aspired to do, even if I knew they didn’t like the person/brand/organization… even if they felt it wasn’t a good idea for me to try… I shared everything with them.  Because they were… or they were SUPPOSED to be… my mentor.

And I feel… like I was stupid to think that person ever had my best interest in mind at all.  To know that that person had the ability to help me and just chose not to.  Then chose to offer that help and HAND everything with ZERO work to someone who happens to be a horrible excuse for a human being?  If that person deserves to have everything handed to them and I didn’t even deserve assistance with goals I’ve held and worked hard to try and achieve for THREE YEARS… then what does that say about that person’s opinion of me?

Sorry I’m not all happy and cheery today.  It… hurts… to feel like I’ve been played for a fool for the last three years.  And it… sucks… to feel like that support I thought I had – I guess I made it all up in my head? – is just… gone.

That mentor is, of course, free to do whatever they want and associate with whomever they want.  Go, hand that horrible woman everything she wants, don’t make her work for it.  I shouldn’t care, even if I’m hurt that you handed her an opportunity I’ve WORKED for for YEARS.  It’s your prerogative to do as you wish.  Just remember… those who lay down with dogs, get up with fleas.

Take a bath before you come at me again.

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*~* For All The Times I Let You Push Me Round… *~*

Shape: MINE
Skin: Alice (Lovely Day; Arctic Tone; Makeup Option 1) – Glam Affair
Eyes: Hope Eyes (Fjord) – IKON
Hair: Ramsey (Light Blondes) – Truth Hair
Body: Lara Mesh Body (current version 3.3) – Maitreya
Hands: Avatar Enhancement Hands (Elegant 1) – Slink
Feet: Avatar Enhancement Feet (High) – Slink
Nailcolor Applier: Diva Set (Red) – Nailed It
Lipstick: Essential Lipstick (Red; Matte; Dark) – Pink Fuel
Panties/Bra/Corset: Annie Set – Supernatural  @ Penumbra S/S FW
Heels: Pasha – BabyMonkey

Prop/Poses: Follies – oOo Studio

Location: Penumbra S/S FW ’15 Sim

Blogging Tune: “Guts Over Fear” – Eminem ft. Sia

Penumbra Spring/Summer Fashion Week ’15 – Official Schedule

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:

Fuzz Lennie, COO, .PENUMBRA.

fuzz@penubrasl.com

Landmark: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/zenshi%20south%20two/128/46/1006

The Sim will be open on May 16, 2015

May 5, 2015 – Today, .PENUMBRA. announced the full schedule of shows
for their Spring Summer 2015 fashion week, May 16 – May 23. The week
features many new elements not seen before in fashion week. Along with
runway shows on weekends, mid-week shows will be trunk shows which will
designs from many of the designs seen throughout the week in  a more
intimate atmosphere. There is a special “Surprise” Trunk Show featuring
designers who are participating in Sneak Peek.  Finally, the closing
show is Bridal themed with amazing designs from some of SL’s best
designers.

SHOW 1    – Runway Show

Saturday, May 16, 2015        10:00 AM

Lybra, JUMO Fashion and Beauty, Ever An’Angel

SHOW 2    – Runway Show

Saturday, May 16, 2015        12:00 PM

LaVian, petit chat, Rayne Couture

SHOW 3 – Runway Show

Saturday, May 16, 2015        2:00 PM

Tres Beau Designs, Luxe Paris, KL Couture, GLITTER

SHOW 4 – Runway Show

Saturday, May 16, 2015        4:00 PM

Sonatta Morale, Masoom,    SlackGirl

SHOW 5 – Runway Show

Sunday, May 17, 2015        10:00 AM

Ghee, Indyra Originals, Zanze Women

SHOW 6 – Runway Show

Sunday, May 17, 2015        12:00 PM

alaFolie, MEB, Prism, White Room Couture, Entice

SHOW 7 – Runway Show

Sunday, May 17, 2015        2:00 PM

Topazia, BLACKHAUS, Supernatural

SHOW 8 – Trunk Show

Monday, May 18, 2015        11:00 AM

Lybra, JUMO Fashion and Beauty, Ever An’Angel, LaVian, Tres Beau
Designs, Luxe Paris, KL Couture, GLITTER, petit chat, Rayne Couture,
alaFolie, Rapture

SHOW 9 – Trunk Show

Tuesday, May 19, 2015        11:00 AM

Sonatta Morales,    Masoom, SlackGirl, Ghee, Indyra Originals, Zanze,
Topazia, BLACKHAUS, Supernatural, White Room, Entice, Bomshie

SHOW 10 – Trunk Show

Wednesday, May 20, 2015        11:00 AM

Zanze provocateur, Glitzz, Amarelo Manga, MEB, PREY, Xen’s Hats, Athena
Couture, Prism, Vanity House Of Designs, Topic Of Discussion, Baubles!
by Phe, Zanze Men, BOND7

SHOW 11 – Surprise Trunk Show

Thursday, May 21, 2015        11:00 AM

Designs from SNEAK PEEK

SHOW 12 – Runway Show

Friday, May 22, 2015        10:00 AM

Zanze Provocateur, Glitzz, Amarelo Manga

SHOW 13 – Runway Show

Friday, May 22, 2015        12:00 PM

Rapture, PREY, Xen’s Hats

SHOW 14 – Runway Show

Friday, May 22, 2015        2:00 PM

Zanze Men, BOND7, Bomshie

SHOW 15 – Runway Show

Friday, May 22, 2015        4:00 PM

Athena Couture, Vanity House Of Designs, Topic Of Discussion, Baubles! by Phe

SHOW 16 – Closing Runway Show,

Sponsored by ETERNALLY YOURS WEDDING & EVENTS

Saturday, May 23, 2015        12:00 PM

Lyrical B!zarre Templates, M&M STYLE, MUA – your Make Up Addiction,
Paisley Daisy, Son!a, Carrie’s Lingerie, Styles by Danielle, Ever an
Angel, JUMO Fashion and Beauty, Kelini Couture, Blacklace, White Room
Couture, Vero Modero, Zanze, AZUL, Dead Dollz, Tres Beau, Snowpaws, Les
Petits Details, Ghee

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About .PENUMBRA.

There exists a space of shadow and light, the almost imperceptible
zone between luminous sun and the velvety black of an eclipse. This is
the merging place of light and dark, the niche of perfect illumination
and shadow. This is the penumbra.

We are .PENUMBRA. We are FASHION

PENUMBRA is the premier fashion event showcasing the newest
collection by top and innovative, cutting edge, and emerging Second
Life’s designers. .PENUMBRA. offers high-quality fashion events and
marketing for both the consumer and the fashion industry.

.PENUMBRA. Website::  http://penumbrasl.com

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© .PENUMBRA. PRESS RELEASE MAY 2015

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