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Confession .28. You Get Off On Your 9 to 5 Dream of Picket Fences and Trophy Wives

Oh, I don’t know what You’ve been told
But this gal right here’s gonna rule the world
Yeah, that is where I’m gonna be
Because I wanna be
No, I don’t wanna “Sit still, look pretty”…

Confession .28.  You Get Off On Your 9 to 5 Dream of Picket Fences and Trophy Wives

Catwa put out a new static head!  I feel like this is old news, but I just had to show you, cause it’s super cute with one of Toxxic’s skins that she made for Catwa.  And, as if it weren’t cute enough – this static head is only L$400, AND you can get L$100 back in store credit if you’re wearing the Catwa group or Catwa Head Friends group tag.  (Just make sure you use the right vendor for the right tag to get your store credit!  She’s got them clearly labeled.)

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Posted in Events, Fantasy Gacha Carnival, Life, Penumbra Fashion Week - SS16, The Epiphany

Confession .14. The Sun Will Always Shine

Look at me, really look at me
Heart of a champion, eyes that have seen
Murder on my street, death on my block
Cops that be more criminal than cop…

Miss VIRTUAL DIVA 2016 - Tiviyah Resident (Full)

“I see one shot, two shot, three shot, four.  Daddy, I can’t take no more…”

I warned you all on Facebook to start expecting a string of Empire songs from the back half of season 2 to riddle my upcoming blog posts.  I ADORE a vast majority of the music (with the exception of anything Tianna [Serayah] did) from this part of the season, and so it’s definitely enough musical fuel to keep me going for a bit.

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But He’s Gonna Leave You Cryin’ With Your Heart In The Dirt…

Why, why you gotta be so blind?
Won’t you open up your eyes?
It’s just a matter of time ’til you find
He’s no good, girl
No good for you
You’d better get to gettin’ on your goodbye shoes…

Good Girl

“I bet you I can tell you what you’re thinkin’ about…”

This round of Collabor88 made me /thoroughly/ happy.  Lol.  I tend to style based on my mood, and lately I’m so grr and rawr, as can be evidenced by the tune attached to today’s blog.  Badassery isn’t something I’ve gotten to do very much lately in my styling, at least not in the way I’d want to, like today.  But walking into Collabor88 was like an angry girl’s heaven.  From the tight-fitting, off the shoulder dress down to the little pistol in my stiletto, I feel like the epitome of, “I will end you.”

It’s also not often that I find a ponytail lately that I like, however… color me surprised to find one in a hair designer that I had never heard of before.  Oleander.  Welcome to the craziness that is my blog.  😛

And I just can’t get over how awesome these shoes and jewelry set are.  Gah.  I’m just all over this styling today, I guess.  Lol.

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*~* But He’s Gonna Leave You Cryin’ With Your Heart In The Dirt… *~*

..:: Shape ::.. MINE
..:: Skin ::.. Adrianna Skin (special Rose tone) || AlterEgo || group gift!
..:: Eyes ::.. Hope Eyes (Forest) || IKON
..:: Hair ::.. Taffy (Mono Tones) || Oleander || Collabor88
..:: Body ::.. Lara Body (v3.5) || Maitreya
* Maitreya updated her body recently!  Be sure to grab it!
..:: Hands ::.. Avatar Enhancement Hands (Gesture) || Slink
..:: Feet ::.. Avatar Enhancement Feet (High) || Slink
..:: Fingernails&Rings ::.. My Short Square Nails || Puki
* The version I have is specifically for the Gesture hands, but there are SO many different ones, you’ll likely be able to find one that fits your chosen hand.
..:: Lipstick ::.. Classic Lipstick (Ruby Red; Java Tone) || Pink Fuel
..:: Dress ::.. Femme Fatale (Black) || Pixicat || Collabor88
..:: Heels ::.. Nika (Black) || N-Core || Collabor88
..:: Face Mask ::.. Taffy Metallic Mask (Black) || Oleander || Collabor88
..:: Necklace&Earrings ::.. Mata Hari Mesmer Set || Maxi Gossamer || Collabor88

..:: Pose (photo 1) ::.. Lady of Mystery 06m || Ma Vie || Collabor88
..:: Pose (photo 2) ::.. Lady of Mystery 07 || Ma Vie || Collabor88

..:: Blogging Tune ::.. “Good Girl” – Carrie Underwood

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You’re Just Another Day That Keeps Me Breathing…

You’re just a hideaway, You’re just a feeling
You let my heart escape, beyond the meaning
Pulling my head into the clouds, I’m floating off
When You get me going, I can’t find a way to stop…

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I’m so obsessed with this book… lol.  I’ve got to do another word today.  Sorry if any of you don’t like these.  Just lookit the pretty pictures and lookit the credits if there’s something you want, if that’s the case.  😀

akin, adj.

I noticed on your profile that you said you loved “Charlotte’s Web”.  So it was something we talked about on that first date, about how the word radiant sealed it for each of us, and how the most heartbreaking moment isn’t when Charlotte dies, but when it looks like all of her children will leave Wilbur, too.
In the long view, did it matter that we shared this?  Did it matter that we both drank coffee at night and both happened to go to Barcelona the summer after our senior year?  In the long view, was it such a revelation that we were both ticklish and that we both liked dogs more than cats?  Really, weren’t these facts just placeholders until the long view could truly assert itself?
We were painting by numbers, starting with the greens.  Because that happened to be our favorite color.  And this, we figured, had to mean something.

— “The Lover’s Dictionary” by David Levithan

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akin, adj.

He doesn’t like Zombies.  Or, at least, that’s what I assume, because he’s not exactly super into having riveting discussion after the latest drama-filled episode of The Walking Dead.  There are very few shows that I watch religiously, and this is one of them.  But television has never been a dealbreaker for me.

Of course, this was the small crack that made me wonder, what else don’t we agree on?

But then there are the other things.  We both believe in Dominance tempered with compassion.  That a Dominant doesn’t have to be an unconditional hard-ass in order to get things done and fulfill their role.  We both are not a fan of horror movies.  We both have the tendency to stop watching things if there’s something we know happens that we don’t want to/can’t deal with.  And while these things may come to grow less and less significant the more and more we learn about each other, the fact remains that these little similarities are what keeps things going.

Think about it.  If I didn’t have anything in common with Him, would I find Him half as interesting?  Perhaps.  So long as his views didn’t /directly/ conflict with mine, then I would certainly be interested in hearing them.  But if they didn’t really jive… then what?  Where do you go from there?

Having things in common is nearly essential in this ‘getting to know you’ phase of everything.

And as you grow?  One thing has always stuck with me from a person in my past.  They used to tell me, “Where we don’t align, we mesh.”  That, I think is key.  Sure, we’re not going to agree on everything… and I don’t think I’d want to.  If I were to ‘date’ a carbon copy of myself, I’d go crazy.  But if we can co-exist in our differences?  I’d be the happiest girl in the world.

No, really.  I’m not sure you’re aware how awesome this is.  🙂

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*~* You’re Just Another Day That Keeps Me Breathing… *~*

Shape: MINE
Skin: Chrissy Applier for Lelutka Head (Ivory Tone) || Swallow
Eyes: Deadshine Eyes (Wight; Natural Pupil) || IKON || on sale through Oct 31st!
Hair: Foxy (Gingers) || Truth Hair || Uber || new release!
Head: Stella Head (v1.3) || Lelutka
Body: Physique Mesh Body (v2.9) || Slink
Hands: Avatar Enhancement Hands (Elegant 1) || Slink
Feet: Avatar Enhancement Feet (Flat) || Slink
Nailcolor Applier: Glitter Silver Set || Nailed It
Eyeliner Applier: from Chrissy Skin Head Applier (Ivory Tone) || Swallow
Lipstick Applier: Winterberries Lips || Zibska
Top: Thermal Henley (Gray) || The Annex || Cosmopolitan || new release!
Jeans: Mia Jeans (Midnight) || Blueberry
Sandals: Akira Sandals (Black) || Pure Poison
Septum Piercing: Dark Queen Septum Ring (P6) || RealEvil Industries
Necklace: Zulaikha Lattice Necklace || Maxi Gossamer
Hand Bracelets: Gaia Hands (Dark) || Common Gacha Item || Aisling

Electric Poles (photo 3): Power Poles 3 || [we’re CLOSED]
Beanbag (photo 2): Beanbag Leather (Dirty Brown) || [we’re CLOSED]
Light Strand (photo 2): Party Lights (Small) || [we’re CLOSED]
Swing (photo 1): Tyre Swing || [we’re CLOSED]

Location: Hazardous

Blogging Tune: “Hideaway” (Acoustic) – Kiesza

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I Like To Believe You Are Thinking Of Me…

I know cause I’ve spent half this morning
Thinking about the t-shirt You sleep in
I should know cause I’d spend all the whole day
Listening to Your message I’m keeping
And never deleting

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So, I’m a derp.

I went to put in an application to potentially blog for one of my favorite stores lately, and when one of the requirements stated that we must have blogged purchased items in the past, I went back looking for links like, “Yeah!  Let’s get one of these posts… oh wait…”

Reasons Why Tivi’s A Fail #1: I regularly buy things with the intention to blog them… and then never do.  They either get saved in an outfit to blog that never is, or they get lost in the black hole that is my inventory.

That said, I knew I had to put together a styling, if for no other reason than to show off the wonderful work of Pixicat.

You know I barely wear shoes unless I have to, but these Gladiator boots?!  LOVE!  And Danity Mynx, one of my fellow MVW Misses passed me this jacket a couple weeks ago, remembering we have roughly the same taste in clothing, and she was RIGHT!  I positively love it and how open it is, while still appropriately covering… places.

This is also a wonderful time to mention that I have a new sponsor to add to the mix… Hush Skins!  I went to the store the other day and picked up one of the newer skins.  I don’t think it’s the newest release, but it was too pretty, I couldn’t pass it up.  What better opportunity to showcase a different skin than this open jacket with short shorts, hmm?

Anyway, I’m a derp, and really need to sort my inventory… like that will ever successfully happen!

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*~* I Like To Believe You Are Thinking Of Me… *~*

Shape: MINE
Skin: Teagan (Sugar Tone; Makeup Option 1) || Hush Skins
Eyes: Hope Eyes (Fjord) || IKON
Hair: Fynn (Light Blondes; no headband) || TRUTH Hair
Body: Lara Mesh Body (v3.3) || Maitreya
Hands: Avatar Enhancement Hands (Elegant) || Slink
Feet: Avatar Enhancement Feet (Mid) || Slink
Nailcolor Applier: Falling Leaves French || ZOZ || Cosmopolitan
Jacket: Bastet Jacket (White) || Pixicat (Gacha item)
Shorts: Talking Body Shorts || LaVian&Co
Boots: Gladiator Shoes (White) || Pixicat
Earrings & Ring: Kirenna Teardrop Pearl || Maxi Gossamer
Necklace: Dream Orb (Long) || Maxi Gossamer
Bracelet: Eva Luxury Bracelet || Lazuri

Pose (photo 1): Equilibrium 01 || Ma Vie
Pose (photo 2): Phenomena 04 || Ma Vie

Location: Private sim

Blogging Tune: “Tee Shirt” – Birdy

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Line Your Lips And Keep Them Closed…

Run and hide your crazy and start acting like a lady
Cause I raised you better
Gotta keep it together even when you fall apart
But this ain’t my mama’s broken heart

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“Leave it to me to be holding the matches when the fire trucks show up and there’s nobody else to blame.”

Honestly?  I just love the lyrics in this song.  It’s had me giggling all last night and today.  That’s really the only reason I’m blogging it.  Lately traveling back and forth between the rental and the new house, I’ve heard it on the radio a lot.  It’s a couple years old, but it’s one of those things I forgot exists until hearing it again.

And it’s great!

Anyway, you’re getting stuff in a bit of a reverse order today.  You’ll get a press release about Rock Your Rack a little bit later today, but I couldn’t resist blogging this when I got it yesterday for one of the fashion shows to take place during the event.  I just fell in love!

Yesterday was quite a long day, so to get this little gem in my inventory somewhere in the middle of all of it, I was able to have something really awesome to wear to the last scheduled meeting/rehearsal for Rock Your Rack last night.  Jamee and the team are working incredibly hard to bring an event that surpasses expectations set by last year’s amazing turnout.

This particular outfit is one of Lavian & Co’s Autumn/Winter ’15/’16 releases for the event, and I tell you what, they NEVER disappoint me in color options.  I’m such an indecisive person, and I love having tons of options to play with, and with this particular outfit… brace yourselves… the HUD gives you 36 (yes, THIRTY-SIX) different colors for the main body of the jacket, 36 colors for the sleeves, 36 colors for the pants, and 36 colors for the belt.  Mix and match to your heart’s content!  I was in heaven for a good few hours playing with all the different colors.  Meanwhile, my partner was in his own personal hell watching me mess with them and not be able to decide what I wanted to wear.  Lol.

The shoes you can see in the picture below are also from Lavian & Co’s Autumn/Winter ’15/’16 line, and come with the same 36 color options to make sure you can perfectly match from head to toe.  The HUD is split into two options… one with silver accents and one with gold accents, which I particular appreciate, because mixing silver and gold is such a rarity for me, it’s nice to be able to tailor these shoes to whatever metal I may be wearing that day.  Today it was Silver.

I don’t wear red that often… which is surprising as it’s Classis’ (Classis IS Rodric, for those that keep asking.  Lol.) favorite color.  But when I do wear red, because it IS his favorite color, I tend to go all out.  The makeup are a few staples from my favorites, Nuuna, Madrid Solo, and Pink Fuel.  I wanted something fierce but not too… busy?  Busy makeup is my weakness.  /I/ think it’s awesome, but then it becomes too much with everything else going on in an outfit.  I’m working on that.

I can always count on Maxi Gossamer for the jewelry I need for stuff like this, and she certainly didn’t disappoint.

The hair is one I forgot I had, from Exile, and I’ve fallen in love all over again.

I can tell you one thing.   This was just one item I received for a runway show for Rock Your Rack, but as a blogger, you can guarantee if given the opportunity I will DEFINITELY be bringing you more of this fierceness from Lavian & Co.  It is fast becoming one of my favorite brands all over again.

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*~* Line Your Lips And Keep Them Closed… *~*

Shape: MINE
Skin: Yolandi (Artic Tone; Makeup Option 04) || Glam Affair
Eyes: Hope Eyes (Fjord) || IKON
Hair: Collide (Light Blondes) || Exile
Ears: Steking Ears (Season 5) || Mandala
Hands: Avatar Enhancement Hands (Elegant) || Slink
Feet: Avatar Enhancement Feet (High) || Slink
Nailcolor Applier: Bonita Set (Option 12) || Nailed It
* HUDs for Slink, Belleza, and Maitreya; Also mesh nails for non-mesh hands
Top Eyeliner: Bold Liner (Thin; U-Color-It; Tinted Red) || Madrid Solo
Lower Liner: Ere Makeup (Red; manually tinted) || Nuuna
Lipstick: Essential Lipstick (Red; Dark; Matte) || Pink Fuel
Jacket & Pants: Love Me Like You Do || Lavian & Co || Rock Your Rack (Sept 26th)
Heels: Alex Heels || Lavian & Co || Rock Your Rack (Sept 26th)
Necklace: Knotted Shimmer Pearls || Maxi Gossamer
Ring: Lock Ring || SUGAR

Pose (photo 1): Inertia 03 m || Ma Vie
Pose (photo 2): Runway Stand (Both 3) || IsoMotion

Location: Glam Affair & Tableau Vivant Sim

Blogging Tune: “Mama’s Broken Heart” – Miranda Lambert

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Alice Alice, How Do You Sleep At Night?

Alice knows where she’s going
She says in heaven, there’s no loneliness
As she reaches her final day
She still wears a smile
Alice knows where she’s going…

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“Switch to the improved posting experience.”  Stahp.  No.  >.<

Welp, I promised that I’d introduce you all to my second character in Realm of the Forgotten, my Paranoid Schizophrenic halfbreed… so here she is.  *Giggles*  She’s called Fae, but her true name is Faelwen.  She can be bound and controlled by her true name, so it’s really in her best interest that that not get found out by just anyone.

She’s a half-breed between a High Elf and a River Nymph, so she has Water Affinity, the ability to essentially communicate with water and control it with a bit of proficiency.  River Nymphs can breath under water, and also have an ability called Breath of Life, that is a kiss that allows someone to breathe under water for an hour.  However, River Nymphs also have the tendency to fall in love with landwalkers and then accidentally drown them… my suspicion is by using that kiss and then keeping them underwater too long.  *Laughs*  I’ve not had a roleplay like that yet, but it certainly sounded like it would be fun to play.

I wanted her to look mainly like an elf, though now with the introduction of hit points into the races, I’m thoroughly concerned that that will play against me when the app processors are assigning my hit points.  River Nymphs by default have 9, and Elves have 6 (while Humans have 8…?)  So I’m a little afraid that I will end up on the lower end of that spectrum because she appears mostly like the elf in her.  But I won’t know until the app processors get to that.

Oh, yeah… the sim is going through a massive re-roll of our characters because some improvements to the system have been made in preparation for coming out of Beta (super exciting!), so we’re all in the process of re-submitting character applications.  It helps some of us who may see some traits that we should have taken based on how we play their personalities, so I’m thoroughly interested in seeing how this goes.

I’ve not sat down to do my re-rolls yet.  But I know I want to keep Fae mostly the same.  A Paranoid Schizophrenic Prophetess… a Directionally Challenged Dreamwalker?  There are some amazing roleplays to be had with that.  ESPECIALLY since they’ve been working so hard on the Dreamworld skyboxes so we can actually roleplay out dream scenes.  There have already been some pretty interesting roleplays of Fae following her delusions around and ending up in some… strange places.

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Because she is water and magic inclined, this gacha set from Zenith at the newest round of Fantasy Gacha Carnival was about the most perfect thing of the entire round.  Lol.  I managed to get every piece except the shoulders, and after watching far more lindens than I’d like to admit go into the machine, I gave up.  There is also a really neat hat that I wish I could wear with Fae, but her ears are too big and come up too high that they pierce the hat.  However it’s amazingly made and works so well to pull the whole set together.

Aside from being a Prophetess, the profession Fae uses to actually make money is dancing (me?  Play a character that’s a dancer?  NEVER!) so of course I’m always looking for things that fit her character but are still condusive for dancing, and so this outfit just… gah.  I can’t get enough of it.

She has zero weapon skills whatsoever, and when I first made her application, I actually took “Physically Weak” and “Battle Fear” both as weaknesses, however I think the staff on her back could perhaps aid in her attempting to be intimidating, which is something she does try to do when she’s frightened, and it can also aid in spell-casting, when I manage to earn enough character points to start teaching her higher level spells.

I’m looking forward to revamping and tweaking her just a little bit and getting back out to play her again.  She’s such a fun character, both to style, and to play.

Also, because credits in this post may be a little confusing, as most of it is the Zenith set, I’m going to include Zenith’s Gacha Key.  So if you don’t see something specifically credited, it’s likely a part of this set, under the “Outfit” credit.  Sorry if it’s confusing!

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*~* Alice Alice,  How Do You Sleep At Night? *~*

Shape: MINE
Skin: Immortalia (Femme; Thana Tone) || The Plastik
Body: Lara Mesh Body (v3.3) || Maitreya
Eyes: Deadshine Eyes (Wight Eyes; Frozen Pupil) || IKON
Hair: Titania (B&W Pack) || little bones || Collabor88
Ears: Sprite Ears || Illusions
Hands: Avatar Enhancement Hands (Elegant) || Slink
Feet: Mesh Body Feet (v3.3; set to Tip Toe) || Maitreya
Outfit: Snowy Discipline Gacha Set || Zenith || Fantasy Gacha Carnival
Ear Chains: Mystic Chains (fit for Sprite Ears) || Illusions
* Chain Color Options: Bronze, Gold, Copper, Sterling, Antiqued, & Tarnished
Necklace: Dream Keeper Orb || Maxi Gossamer || Collabor88
* Comes in Long & Short, and Silver & Gold in each style
Hand Claws: Hasani Claws || LR Weapons || We ❤ RP
* Color change hud for chain, jewel, and claws included
Light Swirls (photo 1): Energy Armor || Darkestmind
* Color change hud for lights/sound control included

Pose (photo 1): Les Revenants 01 || Ma Vie
Pose (photo 2): Miss 10 || Posesion

Location: Realm of the Forgotten
* I’m linking it for those interested in checking it out, but please keep in mind this is an ACTIVE roleplay sim.  This is NOT a photography sim.

Blogging Tune: “Alice” Bianca Ryan feat. Chloe Lukasiak

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Can You See Me, I’m Shining…

Everything I can arrange
Every part of me you change
Just hold me together
Tell me, you’ll always want me to stay

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God I’m so far behind.  (I feel like I’m saying that way too often for my own good with blogging lately.  I’m sorry!)

I’m not sure how some people can make multiple posts in a day.  I mean… I know some that sit down at their computer to blog because that is the ONE thing they are in SL for… so they get up, have some coffee, start their first post, break for meals, and finish their last post before they go to sleep.  And they can crank out several posts that way.  I just… can’t.  I feel like if I try to do multiple posts in a day, most of the time I end up sacrificing post quality and image quality.

Not that my images are fantastic… but I TRY.  And if I’m trying to crank out 3, 4, 5 posts every day, then I’m not going to have the time to try as much as I do with pictures now.

Now… on days like today, where it’s 5:15am and I’m WIDE awake because I was bedridden most of yesterday, sick out of my mind… then yeah, I might manage to crank out a second, or even third post today.  Depends on styling inspirations, posing inspirations, and whether or not I can fix my tablet… cause drawing shadows with my mouse is just… ugh.  I don’t have a steady enough hand for that.

But anyway… I have zero idea how some people can crank out several posts in a day.  And I find myself looking at some of them and going, “Hmm… maybe if they focused more on quality than quantity, their pictures would highlight the items they’re blogging in a more flattering way.”

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That said… I can TOTALLY understand the pressure that fellow bloggers might feel to HAVE to post several items at once.  I have a sponsor whom was on vacation for a bit, so she came back, got into a huge energy frenzy and sent out like 2 or 3 full blogger packs in the last week or so.  So I’m staring at 8 or so outfits from just that one designer going, “Ohhhhh my god, how do I figure this out, and get everything else done?”  Sometimes I can focus less on an outfit or two because of my, “If I wouldn’t wear it regularly, I refuse to blog it… because I can’t promote something I don’t like,” thing.  But with this particular designer… I can NEVER do that.  I love everything she does.

Her talent is frustrating.  And that sounds so stupid to say.  I just want to be able to show EVERYTHING she ever does in the most AMAZING pictures ever.  And I totally can’t.  Cause I’m not the most amazing photographer ever.  But I love everything she does.  So you’ll probably see a lot of it coming up.

THIS post, though, has stuff from a new event that’s opening in 4 DAYS that I’m super excited about.  iNOVARE’s FashionTropic event is featuring soooo much summer, and will open on July 7th and run through the end of the month.  I hold the honor of being the Blogger Manager for this event, which gives me access to the same stuff the bloggers have access too, so I figured I’d throw my hat in the ring and showcase some of this stuff too.

Because why would I expect other people to do stuff that I don’t want to do/can’t do.  Lol.  I may not manage to get all the posts they’re required to do (why I didn’t apply to actually blog), BUT, I can definitely highlight some things I LOVE.  Like this dress.  I love big poofy dresses, and Nya’s absolutely killed it with this one.  It comes in, like, 4 different colors that are varying degrees of tropical, colorful awesomeness.

Also for FashionTropic are some pretty neat sunglasses from MEVA.  They come with a hud that lets you change the color of the glass lenses (6 colors), frames (7 colors), legs – the part that goes behind your ears, for non-glasses-wearing folks (7 colors – that match frame colors), and stripes (5 colors).  You can also change the degree of transparency of the glass lenses, resize via the hud, and turn full bright on and off.

The nails that you admittedly can’t see to great are from a designer I’d never heard of before, but LOVE the detail in their nails.  These feature a white/pearescent base with green palm leaves on them in varying patterns and orientations.  I’ll definitely be sure to keep a look out for Figure in future events, and I’ve already kept an LM to their store for further perusing.

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*~* Can You See Me, I’m Shining… *~*

Shape: MINE
Skin: Yolandi (Artic Tone; Makeup 04) || Glam Affair || Summerfest (til July 12th)
Eyes: Hope Eyes (Fjord) || IKON
Hair: Crazy In Love (Blondes) || Exile (this style found on Marketplace only)
Hands: Avatar Enhancement Hands (Elegant) || Slink
Nailcolor Applier: Tropical || Figure || FashionTropic (opens July 7th)
* Appliers for Slink (fingers & toes), and Omega (fingers & toes)
Lipstick: Facade Lips (Hulk Green) || Madrid Solo
Dress: TropicalNights Dress (Olive) || Nya’s || FashionTropic (opens July 7th)
Sunglasses: Bamboo Glass || Meva || FashionTropic (opens July 7th)
Jewelry Set: Savannah Heart Key || Maxi Gossamer || Uber

Pose (photo 1): Rock Chic 09 || Ma Vie
Pose (feature/photo 2): This is my Land 06 || Ma Vie
Pose (photo 3): Glow 05 || Ma Vie

Lounge Chairs: Valiano Lounger || Trompe Loeil
Gazebo: Original Creation by Sim Builder/Owner Rumegusc Altamura

Location: MIC Imagin@rium

Blogging Tune: “Shine” – Years & Years

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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

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It Ain’t A Pretty Picture Tonight…

I wish words weren’t like little toy guns
No sting, no hurting no one
Just a bang bang rolling off your tongue
I wish words weren’t like little toy guns…

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The argument that happens at the beginning of the video I attached to this post… could be a trigger for some of you who have parental issues in your pasts.  It was/is a trigger for me.  So, just a fair warning.

Listening to this song, this is another one of those days/nights when I feel incredibly fortunate to live where I do, in the country I do, that – despite objections from the zealous otherwise – has the well-being of all its citizens in mind, regardless of gender.

There are so many countries, so many cultures, that seem to believe that Men are the only ones worth anything – the only ones who will amount to anything.  Women are things to be had, to parade around when you happened upon a pretty one, to share with your friends.  Hell, some in some cultures are treated like trading cards.  Like your buddy’s wife and bored with yours?  No problem!  You two can just trade. She gets no say.

And yet with all the bullshit that I’ve gone through in my past, be it my childhood or my, albeit short, adulthood, I can very rarely say that the law/policy/authority figures were not on my side.  They didn’t ignore me just because I was a woman.

And even when it wasn’t a police/authority matter, I had the freedom to take things into my own hands.  The night I left home because I woke up to being punched… repeatedly… over eating a Reese Cup in the refrigerator?  I was freely ABLE to leave.  I was not owned by/legally obligated to stay with the male head of my household.  I could just go.  And go, I did.

I feel fortunate, that even in all the bad shit, there’s some good shit.  There is the ability to have good shit happen.

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If we allow organizations like Womankind Worldwide to do their work in promoting rights for women in developing countries, and reducing violence against them… then maybe, just maybe, we can provide the same sort of hope for women in those countries that we have here, wherever ‘here’ is for you.

I absolutely ADORE this gown that Lybra is releasing for the Fashion For Change fundraising event organized by Eleseren Brianna, current reigning Miss Virtual World.  Something about all the intertwining black and white, separate, but all making up the same gorgeous design makes me think about gender equality within society as a whole.  Men and Women are different, yes.  But they are both necessary, to create a productive society.  If I said, “Meh, black isn’t a good enough color for this dress.  Let’s take it out.”  It would just be a boring white dress, with a bit of red.  Same if I said to remove the white.  Both colors are necessary for the gorgeous creation that Lybra has made.

And both Men and Women are just as important and integral for making a society function and flourish the way it should.  I, for one, hope that Womankind Worldwide can aid those countries that don’t see this importance… to see it.

To see it they way I do, the way a lot of us do, before it’s too late.

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*~* It Ain’t A Pretty Picture Tonight… *~*

Shape: MINE
Skin: Amberly (Lovely Day; Asia Tone; Makeup Option 1) – Glam Affair  @ C88
Eyes: Hope Eyes (Fjord) – IKON
Hair: Ainsley (Gingers) – Truth Hair
Body: Lara Mesh Body (v3.0) – Maitreya
Hands: Avatar Enhancement Hands (Elegant) – Slink
Nailcolor Applier: Diva Set – Nailed It  @ On9
Lipstick: Essential Lipstick Red (Matte; Bright) – Pink Fuel
Gown: Nyala (Striped) – Lybra  @ Fashion For Change
Earrings & Necklace: Pearl Rain Season 3 Choker Set (Black) – Mandala
Silver Choker: Celtic Collar (Type E) – The Forge
Bracelet: Pearl Rain Season 3 Bracelet Set (Black) – Mandala
Ring: Royal Khadijah Estate Ring – Maxi Gossamer

Poses: various from PosESioN

Location: Home

Blogging Tune: “Little Toy Guns” – Carrie Underwood