Take a bow

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“The artist must bow to the monster of his own imagination.”
– Richard Wright


Credits:
*Hair: VALLANI. Melony Hair @ SaNaRae
*Hat: Entice – The Thieving Magpie – Bowler @ The Liaison Collaborative
*Dress: Entice – The Thieving Magpie Dress @ The Liaison Collaborative
*Cane: Entice – The Thieving Magpie – Cane @ The Liaison Collaborative
*Shoes: -KC- AUSTIN ANKLE BOOTS / PAIR @ MBA Bi-Monthly
*Head: CATWA HEAD AnnaGrey V4.10
*Head applier: Lumae :: Eirtae – T5 – Dolce // Showgirl
Body: -Belleza- Venus V4.01

*Pose: [evoLove] – DWTD @ Pose Lovers & Friends

Scene:
*Bench: Serenity Style- Cinema Days Chairs RARE @ The Liaison Collaborative
*Doormat: Serenity Style- Cinema Days Doormat @ The Liaison Collaborative
*Cinema ticket: Serenity Style- Cinema Days Ticket @ The Liaison Collaborative
*Skybox: :: N :: Flatiron Loft Studio Skybox, Red @ On9


Event dates:
SaNaRae | August 25 – September 18
The Liaison Collaborative | September 7 – 30
MBA Bi-Monthly | September 10 – 30
Pose Lover & Friends | September 9 – 25
On9 | September 9 – 28

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Ruins of Humanity

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Mesh Body Addicts Bi-Monthly is an event hosted by the incredibly sweet Daria from MeshBodyAddicts.com. The event is filled with wonderful exclusives from top Second Life designers, all of which are specifically created for a variety of mesh bodies. The event will open on September 10th at midnight SLT and last until the end of the month.

I will be vlogging my favorite fashion finds for MBA Bi-Monthly (as well as for various other events) later this month too. As for now, please enjoy this preview of Asteria at MBA Bi-Monthly, complimented by these impeccable skins by Lumae, available at We Love Roleplay.


Credits:
Outfit #1:
*Hair: Love [711][Gingers] @ The Liaison Collaborative
*Top: Asteria “Joan” [Maitreya] Bra – Black/Gold – preview for MBA Bi-Monthly
*Bottom: Asteria “Joan” [Maitreya] Belted Panties – Black/Gold – preview for MBA Bi-Monthly
*Head: CATWA HEAD AnnaGrey V4.10
*Head applier: Lumae :: Eirtae – Yrlissa // Bare @ We Love Roleplay
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
*Eyes: AG. Celestial Eyes – Magic
Ears: BentBox Sylvan Ears

Outfit #2:
*Hair: Love [Casually Rogue][Brunettes] @ Comic Con
*Top: Asteria “Joan” [Maitreya] Bra – Brown/Silver – preview for MBA Bi-Monthly
*Bottom: Asteria “Joan” [Maitreya] Belted Panties – Brown/Silver – preview for MBA Bi-Monthly
*Head: CATWA HEAD AnnaGrey V4.10
*Head applier: Lumae :: Eirtae – Phaerl // Bare @ We Love Roleplay
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
*Eyes: AG. Elysian Eyes – Ghost
Ears: BentBox Sylvan Ears

*Pose: Drunk-Panda-Poses *HoldMyHand* @ YouGatcha

Scene:
*Tree v1: LB_juniper.V1{Mesh} @ The Liaison Collaborative
*Tree v2: LB_juniper.V2{Mesh} @ The Liaison Collaborative
*Grass: LB_Snakeweed{4Seasons} @ The Chapter Four
*Car: Serenity Style – Grandpa Old Car @ Limit8


Event dates:
MBA Bi-Monthly | September 10 – 30
The Liaison Collaborative | September 7 – 30
We Love Roleplay | September 4 – 30
Comic Con | September 1 – 30
YoGatcha | September 4 – October 1
The Chapter Four | September 4 – 21
Limit8 | September 8 – 28

 

A way to fill an emotional void

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Love at first sight, it’s a wonder I would like to believe in. Meeting someone who seems like a dream disguised in human form. Someone who seems so absolutely, undeniably perfect from the moment your eyes meet. Love at first sight sounds like a breeze, a trip down the easy road of finding a soulmate. Yet it can also be the greatest form of deceivement and ultimately the most simple way of heartbreak.

I will spare you the full story of my blundered summer flings and desperations that lead to my hope that any given stranger could be the love of my life. It was foolish of me to feel as hopeless and distressed as I did, but thankfully Second Life and blogging served as a distraction from my seemingly everlasting heartbreak. Though it was only that, a distraction, which later on turned into an addiction. An addiction to being distracted from the pain and reality behind my optimistic beliefs. The true heartbreak was the harm I caused to myself and others around me by constantly spending my time in a virtual world instead of the real one. What should have actually broken my heart was how I almost lost a part of myself by letting go of my dreamful wishes for true love, only because of a small mishappening.

However, now that summer has been blown away by a light September breeze, my summer tendencies have gone with it in a spindrift of distraction and past addiction; filling the once emotional voids with the phenomena of a newfound everyday life instead.


Credits:
Mermaid #1:
*Hair: Love [Send My Love][Greyscales] @ Shiny Shabby
*Tail: *M.C.* Rebel – Clean (female)
*Head: CATWA HEAD Kori [Parted Lips 1]
*Head applier: Lumae :: Eirtae – Aurae // Bare @ We Love Roleplay
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
*Eyes: AG. Elysian Eyes – Ghost

Mermaid #2:
*Hair: Love [Over The Rainbow][Mystics]
*Tail: *M.C.* Rebel – Wounded (female)
*Head: CATWA HEAD Kori [Parted Lips 1]
*Head applier: Lumae :: Eirtae – Sarya // Bare @ We Love Roleplay
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
*Eyes: AG. Elysian Eyes – Ghost

Mermaid #3:
*Hair: Love [Medicated Beauty Queen][Oddities] @ The Fantasy Collective
*Tail: *M.C.* Rebel – Scarred (female)
*Head: CATWA HEAD Kori [Parted Lips 1]
*Head applier: Lumae :: Eirtae – Elora // Bare @ We Love Roleplay
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
*Eyes: AG. Elysian Eyes – Ghost


Event dates:
Shiny Shabby | August 20 – September 15
We Love Roleplay | September 4 – 30
The Fantasy Collective | August 22 – September 15

Great fear of shallow living

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Living life to the fullest, it’s something most of us wish to do, though it is hard to paint a picture of how this life is supposed to look like. Perhaps that is because “living life to the fullest” differs for all of us. Some find happiness in lifelong commitments, whereas others prefer to continuously rotate their lifestyle. Whilst some find satisfaction in a life spent with their beloved family in the suburbs, some strive for more.

Personally, I have not been able to make up my mind as to which life I desire to live. I enjoy chasing my dreams, big or small. I fear of it taking its toll on me though. Adventurous living and dream chasing can become quite exhausting, and perhaps, quite lonely too. Despite the fears, the presence of this wanderlust filled adventurer inside me is not to be silenced. How I wish to see the depths of the oceans through my own scuba mask, or feel the raindrops fall from Amazonian jungle leaves gently roll down my arm.

But there’s a part of me that has great wishes of lifelong romances and the perfectly average family life. Picking up kids after soccer practice or ballet classes. A lifestyle complimented by family dinners and movie nights. Even waving the youngsters goodbye as they go off to start their very own life, how heartbreaking it may be, is part of this contrary desire. But of course, here as well, lies angst and fear. Fear of living a dull life, growing weary of the routines and ordinariness of it all.

These fears are insignificant compared to my great fear of shallow living. Truth be told, I’d much rather follow either of the lifestyles above and put up with its unfavorable consequences, than to live a life in which I feel as if I’m not living at all. Delving into the beauty of either of these lifestyles would (partly) compensate for its unfavorable consequences anyway.

To conclude, remember to always be grateful for what you already have. Because sometimes it might feel as if we live a shallow life, as if life as a whole is simply meaningless. Well, my dear reader, this is up to you to change. Often times this change is only as minor as shifting perspectives, opening your eyes and noticing the slightest changes that cause no day to ever be the same. You will see that life, even in its seemingly most ordinary state, is actually an extraordinary spectacle.

“I must be a mermaid
I have no fear of depths
and a great fear of shallow living”
– Anaïs Nin


Credits:
*Hair: Love [Sippy Cup] [Mystics] @ Hairology
*Top: :::Sn@tch Batik Halter Bikini Top (White-U):::
*Tail: *M.C.* Sea Mist Tail – Pink
*Head: CATWA HEAD Destiny V4.9 @ MBA Fair 2016
*Head applier: Lumae :: Eirtae – Imryll // Bare @ MBA Fair 2016
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
*Eyes: AG. Elysian Eyes – Ocean

Pose: Nais – Delphine – 06
Location: Mermaid’s cave


Event dates:
Hairology | August 10 – 30
MBA Fair 2016 | August 1 – 21

The beauty in never growing up

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Adulthood seems to be a reoccuring theme on my blog, as it is also a reoccuring fear that casually lingers between my everyday thoughts. Fortunately, Buzzfeed tells us that it is possible to be the real life incarnation of Peter Pan! (Sort of…)

In all seriousness, I genuinely did enjoy watching this short but powerful video. I remember being incredibly worried myself about not being able to wear pastel colours when I would grow up because “that is not what adults wear”. It is a strange thing to worry about, but it troubled my mind regardless.

What saddened me though were the few comments calling the video “useless” or another one of Buzzfeed’s “we ran out of idea’s”-moments. To be fair, Buzzfeed does have their quirky moments (to put it lightly), but video’s such as these can, besides being very amusing, also be quite helpful and comforting. It reminds me that there are others like me who would love to rock pastel hair and bold coloured clothing at the age of 30, and that it forgiveable to not be a perfect, society crafted adult, but to be yourself instead.

What I mean by that is that some of us grow up to be different than the stereotypical pile of responsibilities and wisdom that is an average adult. Honestly, it’s okay to be either; so long as you are being yourself and feel comfortable with the person you are. Often times we find that we channel a spirit that we are not, purely for the sake of fitting in or being able to reach society’s standard and sometimes, sadly, your friends or families standards. Remember that this right here is your life and it is up to you to decide how it is shaped. Don’t let standards decide who you are, how you dress, or the life you live in general. You are the artist of your own lively masterpiece and the conductor of your own spiritual orchestra.

“To me, getting older isn’t changing who you are
because of what people expect you to be,
but really owning who you are”
Mynxii White


Credits:
*Headpiece: PH – Mad Hattery – Jester RARE @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival
*Bodysuit: :::Sn@tch Allegra Swimsuit (Violet-P):::
*Head: CATWA HEAD Dyana V4.9
*Head applier: Lumae :: Eirtae – Elanil // Bare @ MBA Fair 2016
*Eyeshadow: .::frosting::. Shimmer Shadows – Fiesta, Green/Purple (Omega) @ The Makeover Room
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
*Left eye: AG. Elysian Eyes – Amethyst
*Right eye: AG. Elysian Eyes – Aqua

Location: The Place


Event dates:
Fantasy Gacha Carnival | August 7 – September 7
MBA Fair 2016 | August 1 – 21
The Makeover Room | August 1 – 25

On9 Southeast Asia

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On9 is here! (and I’m late, I know… just… high five me in the face with a virtual chair or something, okay?)

This round was filled with Southeast Asian goodness, which hit home in all the good kind of ways. Come take a peek whilst I go over all of my favorite fashion finds (the triple F’s!) from On9 July! ♥

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Featured designers:
ArisAris | .::Nanika::. | .:EMO-tions:. | Purple Moon | [MODA] | alme. | AnaMarkova | Baubles! by Phe | Entice

Pose: Overlow Poses – Pack 66


Event Dates:
On9 | July 9 – 28

PS. The accessoires of this outfit will be displayed in part 2 of my On9 – July Event Overview.

Leave Me Lonely

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Earlier today I said I would write a post regarding my current situation and status and I honestly did wanted to do that asap so here it is:

To put it simple, I have been feeling very overwhelmed as well in real life as on Second Life. I may have addressed this feeling before. The feeling that my Second Life is absolutely splendid and everything seems so wonderful  but it can easily shift to being overwhelming and stressful. These feelings are so perfectly described in the song FML by K. Flay. That song is basically my Second Life autobiography. I feel so blessed for all of the opportunities and love I receive on the grid and I am truly so thankful to be surrounded by the amazing residents who I so happily call my friends, but sometimes it all becomes a bit much. I have been feeling so stressed at certain times and there is a constant presence of guilt and insecurities that poisons my mind. The problem does not lie within these incredible phenomenons that have occured within my life on the grid. Truly this problem lays within the feeling that I don’t work hard enough or show enough passion and dedication. The problems lays within the feeling that I am not good enough, which is an insecurity I have addressed in a previous post.

As for my real life, I would rather not get into details about it but I, once again, feel very overwhelmed by the current situations. Though for my real life, most feelings are tilted towards the negative side of things. It feels as if I’m drowning in a mixed drink and all of its ingredients originate from the things that have recently took a turn for the worse in my life. This ranges from work/school to love and relationships. It’s a toxic drink of which I would not recommend anyone to take a sip off, have some strawberry soda or lemonade instead! (I’m totally craving for that now)

Altogether, I’ve been feeling rather dazed and overwhelmed by everything that is surrounding me and I hope that you will all accept my sincere apology for not being my usual self. I hope all of this rambling and emotional blabbing won’t scare you off too much. I will get back to being all bubbly and quirky Chloë-ish when time allows, you are not the only one who wishes to see that girl again, I miss her too. Though she does come to visit from time to time and you can rest assure that if I do show any sign of happiness or attempt at radiating positive vibes that it is all genuine. I will never be anything but honest towards you as well as towards myself. So, once more, thank you so much for all of your patience and kindness. It truly means a lot to me during these kind of times and I will never be anything but grateful for that ♥

“Is it love when so easily said goodbye?
Is it love when we’ve given up before we tried?
Is it love when you stole my peace of mind?
Is it love when you cry, and cry, and cry?”

“You’re a dangerous love
Baby, you’re no good for me, darling
‘Cause if you’re gonna love me and leave me hanging here
Then I’d rather you leave me lonely
Even though it hurts
You’re a dangerous love”
– Ariana Grande, Leave Me Lonely

Credits:
Hair:
 rezology Wispy Topkot *
Outfit: Entice – Light My Fire – FATPACK *
Shoes: Snowpaws – Moya Strap Heel – Gold *
Necklace: Baubles! by Phe PeacockNecklace (Gold) @ On9 *
Head: CATWA HEAD Helena V4.9 *
Head Applier: Lumae :: Eirtae – T4 – Fawn // Bare (Freck / Brow 5) *
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5

Scene:
Bench: Canopy Bench Alyssa Adult CHEZ MOI @ Lost & Found *


Event Dates:
On9 | June 9 – 28
Lost & Found | June 22 – July 1

Mini Bikini Lookbook

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Guess who’s back? Back again? Chloë’s back, tell a friend!
Okay, that isn’t COMPLETELY true. I still have loads of work to do the upcoming few weeks so I won’t be around as much as I’d like to but aye, at least I survived those exams.. kind of? Right? Right!

In today’s episode of Dreams in Motion I’ll be showing you two uber lovely bikini’s from the one and only Eilfie Sugarplum (The Sugar Garden). May you all have a wonderful summer with lots of sunshine, love and cute mermaid bikini’s!

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Credits:
Pose #1: Overlow Poses – Pack 56 (3)
Pose #2: Overlow Poses – Pack 66 (2)