Baewatch

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Confession time: I have never actually watched Baywatch and frankly, I really am not that interested in watching the 2017 Zac Efron/Dwayne Johnson movie either. However, I couldn’t help but use the iconic foxy lifeguards and beachy vibes as a source of inspiration for this post. Continue reading

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It’s my birthday!

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Today, June 17th, is my real life birthday and I am celebrating by logging off the grid for a day and spending some time with my family, with the brief exception of publishing this special little post.

Aphrodite Shop has recently released quite a bunch of different celebrative and festive furniture set. Continue reading

Wasabi Duo

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Wasabi Pills is one of my all-time favorite hair stores. I discovered them back in 2013, prior to creating my current avatar. Fast forward to 2016, I am happy to share that I am now part of their official blogger team. I am deeply honored and incredibly grateful for this wonderful opportunity.

MissAllSunday Lemon regularly releases new hairs at various events. In my picture I am wearing the Aspen hair which was previously available at The Forest and the Deirde hair, which you can currently find at Collabor88. I used the Lunar HUD for both of the hairstyles. This colour pack contains sweet ombre colours, in regular as well as rooted versions.

I also made a short video, showcasing a few of the newest Wasabi Pills releases: https://youtu.be/XdwH5dWySCs

Hairs featured in video:
Aspen Hair | Mainstore
Deirdre Hair | Collabor88
Gwen Hair | FaMESHed
Marisol Hair | Uber
Solana Hair | The Chapter Four

I have added the event dates at the bottom of the blog post. No worries though, the hairs will return to the Wasabi Pills mainstore after the event closes.


Girl 1 (front):
Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Deirdre Mesh Hair @ Collabor88 *
Top: [LAKSHMI]Amelia Top/CP 1
Bottoms: Vinyl – Skiba Sweats
Head: CATWA HEAD Catya v1.04 *
Head applier: [PF] Bambi – CATWA Head Applier *
Shape: CD – Catya Shape – Belle
Eyes: AG. Serene Eyes – Kawaii *
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5

Girl 2 (back):
Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Aspen Mesh Hair *
Top: Vinyl – Holly Fuzzy Sweater @ The Liaison Collaborative *
Bottoms: Vinyl – Thea Leggings
Head: CATWA HEAD Catya v1.04 *
Head applier: [PF] Bambi – CATWA Head Applier *
Shape: CD – Catya Shape – Belle
Eyes: AG. Serene Eyes – Kawaii *
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5

Pose: {PINGPONG} Between Pose *

Scene:
Serenity Style – Coquette Wardrobe
Serenity Style – Coquette Box Pink
Serenity Style – Coquette Box Cream
+Half-Deer+ Stringlight Clutter – Loose Coil
Serenity Style – New Air House RARE
Serenity Style– New Air Bench
Serenity Style – New Air Table
Serenity Style – New Air Tray
Mori. christmas candles . fawn @ Cosmopolitan *
Mori. evergreen . fawn @ Cosmopolitan *
Mori. christmas branch RARE @ Cosmopolitan *


Event dates:
Collabor88 | December 8 – January 6
FaMESHed | December 1 – 27
Uber | November 23 – December 25
The Chapter Four | December 4 – 21
The Liaison Collaborative | December 7 – 30
Cosmopolitan | December 4 – 17

Wanting the things you don’t have

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Autumn has only just arrived and I am already creating wonderous winter compositions. Typical, isn’t it? Longing for what you don’t have?

A desire for things you don’t (or can’t) have is something quite irrational, thus naturally making it something very human. Desires and wishes might actually be one of the most cruel yet beautiful aspects of our lives. For instance, we long for happiness and hope to find it in certain aspects of life, such as a romantic partner, friendships, money or perhaps in fame in recognition. In any case, the journey to reaching these goals are dreadfully long and painfully difficult. But then, when we finally reach the top of the mountain and find ourselves at the paradisiacal heights of happiness, we feel accomplished and satisfied. Though the feeling only lasts so long before we grow weary of it and look for something new to make us happy.

We find ourselves stuck in an eternal journey of finding happiness. This endless cycle may seem cruel, but ironically, it is also what keeps our lives so interesting and intruiging. It keeps up going. Because, whether we would like to admit it or not, we all long to be happy and even after finding out happiness is mostly temporarily, we will still look for it.

We humans are irrational beings, longing for the things we don’t have and sometimes, admittedly, not being able to be grateful for the things we do have. But somewhere between our nonsensical doubts and desires, we find peace and serenity as we see the beauty in all of our best mistakes and unlogical tendencies.

“She was close, and she held me very tightly
‘Til I asked awfully politely, please
Can I call you her name
And I elongated my lift home,
Yeah I let him go the long way round
I smelt your scent on the seat belt
And kept my shortcuts to myself
I thought I saw you in the parrots beak
Messing with the smoke alarm
It was too loud for me to hear her speak
And she had a broken armIt was close, so close that the walls were wet
And she wrote it out in letraset
No you can’t call me her name”
– Arctic Monkeys, Cornerstone

Credits:
*Hair: [Mello] Monster Bite – Pink Hood – Gift of the Guardians
*Head: CATWA HEAD Dyana V4.9
*Head applier: [PF] – Liya – CATWA Mesh Head Applier
Eyes: {S0NG} :: Venus~ Sky Eye


Event dates:
The Gacha Guardians | October 1 – 31

Tennis Court

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I will admit that I have never been a huge fan of Lorde in the past but since I started listening to her music (aka today), I started to understand the hype around her. She is incredible and has such an iconic vibe and aesthetic to her. Her song, Tennis Court, had the perfect sound for a day like this where I simply stare out my bedroom window and my mind lingers off to the greyscale clouds, waiting for the rain to fall. In the meanwhile I hear the electronic drums beat and Lorde’s soothing voice echoes in my ears.

I have a tendency to easily forget things but it’s moments like these that I don’t want to forget. Even the smallest aspects of my carefree summery life are meant to be unforgettable. I may not live the ideal young, wild and free life and my life may not look like an indie music video but even these seemingly small moments in which I simply listen to Lorde whilst philosophically staring out of my window are worth remembering. I started keeping a journal, besides my Second Life one, which has helped me improve my memory whilst expressing my emotions and reactions to everyday scenarios in a creative and inspiring way. Reading back about certain forgotten adventures and mischief, how big or small, made me realize that every moment spent doing the things you love or being around the people you love is worth remembering… remember that ♥

“Because I’m doing this for the thrill of it, killin’ it
Never not chasing a million things I want
And I am only as young as the minute is full of it
Getting pumped up on the little bright things I bought
But I know they’ll never own me”
– Lorde, Tennis Court

Credits:

Look #1:
Hair: 
#Foxy – Fries Hair @ The Chapter Four *
Tank: 
[ZE] Kara Open Tank {SPRING}-xs @ Designer Showcase
Head: 
CATWA HEAD Amy V4.9 *
Head Applier: 
.::WoW Skins::. 2016 ROSA MILK Catwa applier *
Body:
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Eyes: 
AG. Elysian Eyes – Ocean – M @ Cosmopolitan *

Look #2:
Hair: #Foxy – Nuggets Hair @ The Chapter Four *
Top: :::Sn@tch Surfside Halter Top (Pineapple-S)::: *
Skirt: :::Sn@tch Connie Sport Mini Skirt::: *
Head: CATWA HEAD Amy V4.9 *
Head Applier: 
.::WoW Skins::. 2016 ROSA MILK Catwa applier *
Body:
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Eyes: 
AG. Elysian Eyes – Ocean – M @ Cosmopolitan *

Poses: Overlow Poses


Event Dates:
The Chapter Four | July 4 – 24
Designer Showcase | July 5 – 31
Cosmopolitan | July 4 – 16

The Sn@tch Book

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The Lookbook is one of my new Flickr albums in which I will display a collection of outfits compiled to show off a certain style, item, brand or event. Lookbooks tend to inspire me, both in real life and on Second Life. One lookbook that recently sparked such inspiration in me was the Inspiration lookbook, which I find a very suiting name, by the wonderful Tarani Tempest. She displayed a set of outfits which all looked very unique yet in some way, they matched perfectly.

The inspiration for my lookbook today comes from one of my favorite stores on the grid, Sn@tch. Sn@tch was founded in 2007 by Ivey Deshanel and has been around ever since. The store offers a variety of products ranging from appliers to various mesh items. Ivey uses Omega appliers which does not only make it easy to use but that also makes all of her appliers useable for many mesh bodies.The system layers are also included for those who still use their system body.

If you are not familiar with the Omega system or would like to know if your mesh body is also omega competible, I recommend you take a look at their blog which contains a lot of information and also lists all of the supported meshes.

 

Credits:
Look #1:
Hair: 
Love [High by the beach] [Brunettes] @ SaNaRae *
Top: 
:::Sn@tch Kacie Lacy Camisole (Black-S)::: – NEW! *
Shorts: 
Entice – Stars Are Blind Shorts – Blues *
Choker: 
!TLB – Kawaii Skelly Choker/Grey *
Head: 
CATWA HEAD Alice V4.9 *
Head Applier: 
May Skin – mocha tone (Enfer Sombre*) @ Whimsical *
Body: 
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Eyes: 
AG. Hypnotic Eyes – Azure @ Cosmopolitan

Look #2:
Hair: 
Love [Beauty Kills] [Gingers] @ The Fantasy Collective *
Top: 
:::Sn@tch Anya Sheer Wrap Top (Pink-S)::: – NEW! *
Skirt: 
*Fishy Strawberry* Freshman Skirt – Black Corduroy
Choker: 
AsteroidBox. Heart Collar // Black *
Sunglasses: 
AsHmOoT_Accessories Coll_Sunglasses_Basic/Black *
Head: CATWA  HEAD Alice V4.9 *
Head Applier: 
May Skin – mocha tone (Enfer Sombre*) @ Whimsical *
Body:
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Eyes: 
AG. Hypnotic Eyes – Fjord @ Cosmopolitan

Look #3:
Hair: Love [Wandering Love] [Blondes] @ Whimsical *
Top: :::Sn@tch Posey Bustier (Green-U)::: – NEW! *
Skirt: Ninety-Oops! Strippes Skirt XXS
Choker: NOVA Anti-Valentine Choker – PSYCHO
Necklace: AsteroidBox // Coffin Cutie // Batty Necklace // Spooky RARE *
Head: CATWA  HEAD Alice V4.9 *
Head Applier: May Skin – mocha tone (Enfer Sombre*) @ Whimsical *
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Eyes: AG. Hypnotic Eyes – Mirage @ Cosmopolitan

Poses: Overlow Poses – Pack 66


Event Dates:
SaNaRae | May 25 – June 18
Whimsical 
| May 18 – June 8
Cosmopolitan 
| May 23 – June 4
The Fantasy Collective 
| May 22 – June 15