Winter events

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Shiny Shabby‘s December theme was Mechanical Christmas, which is a rather unique holiday theme. Naturally, this round is filled with gears, top hats and all kinds of steampunk essentials. I am featuring the decor set from Mori. by Zigana. Continue reading

Broken vicious circle of restless times

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I’m tired, it’s a phrase we mostly throw around as an excuse or as an attempt to justify our actions and behavior. It’s the simplicity in the phrase, however, that makes it so misleading.

Being tired can be mental, physical or a combination of both. It can affect you slightly, or severely; it’s tedious either way. It can be more than sleepless nights, it can be restless, wicked and sometimes, seemingly lethal.

It’s a state I have been all too familiar with. Living with constant aching desires for peace and rest, it seemed as if there was a war in my mind. All I wished for was a truce. Due to my inablity to find my inner peace, I instead found myself in a constant loop of restless nights, which resulted in reckless days. I stopped caring and walked among a path of self loathing and destruction. I started growing weary of life itself, it became heavier with each breath and to carry my body started feeling like a burden.

I broke out of the vicious circle a while back ago, but I fear of falling into that routine of old again. My life seems to be a constant dynamic between burnouts, thus feeling exhausted, and irrationnal confidence. One moment I seem to have it all together, only to watch everything fall apart in the next. Sometimes this is partly due to things out of my control. I admit that I could have always handled most unfortunate happenings better but in all honesty, I simply did not know better. Fortunately I always learned from my mistake, though I’m unsure whether I would actually take those self taught lessons in regard. I can hope that my foolish self will find peace with the bit of, hopefully growing, rationality within me.

I suppose that is the bright side to this burning pessimistic paradise I have found myself in today. To learn something must be one of the most precious things in life, so consider a broken vicious circle of restless times a lifelesson and irrational behavior a step closer to finding inner peace, wisdom and rationality.

*Hair: Love [Honeysuckle][Brunettes] @ The Fantasy Collective
*Dress: Petite Mort- Ivory Zoe maxi dress @ Lost & Found
*Head: CATWA HEAD Amelie V4.9
*Head applier: Insol: face Camila (CATWA), ST04 ‘Copper’
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
*Eyes: AG. Elysian Eyes – Swamp

*Scene: Moroccan Dreams (Adult) CHEZ MOI (pose included)

Event dates:
The Fantasy Collective | August 22 – September 15
Lost & Found | August 22 – September 1

Blood, Guts & Chocolate Cake

Blood, Guts & Chocolate Cake
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Suicide Dollz opened for the second half of June and this round is just fabulous. My shirt is one of the event exclusives and so is this fierce skirt and choker, which I both love. Furthermore, On9, one of my favorite events, is also still open. I love On9 since a lot of great, and also a few of my personal favorite, designers are in there including Nanika who made these beautiful tattoos for this round. If you’d like to see them in white, my darling Ever has done a wonderful blog post with them. I’m also wearing these lovely platforms from [MODA], which you can also find at On9 until the 28th. Love Hair released this creative hairdo for The Fantasy Collective, another one of my favorite designers at an incredible event; so many win/win situations! And so much time spent on shopping… Oh well!

Today’s outfit is inspired by Teen Idle, a song by Marina & The Diamonds. It’s a rather depressing tune so I would recommend listening to it on a more rainy and humid summer day. I adore Marina ever since I discovered her. The Electra Heart album, where Teen Idle is from, was an absolutely thrilling experience and one I cannot help myself from sharing with the world, or at least, with my lovely readers. Enjoy!

“I wanna stay inside all day
I want the world to go away
I want blood, guts and chocolate cake
I wanna be a real fake

Yeah, I wish I’d been a, wish I’d been a teen, teen idle
Wish I’d been a prom queen fighting for the title
Instead of being sixteen and burning up a bible
Feeling super, super (super!) suicidal”
– Marina & The Diamonds, Teen Idle

Hair: Love [1988] [Greyscale] @ The Fantasy Collective *
 .epoch. bad day set / top @ Suicide Dollz *
Skirt (w/ garters): .:Avanti:. Trixy Skirt – Blue @ Suicide Dollz *
Chokers: tapi :: penta choker @ Suicide Dollz *
Tattoos: .::Nanika::.Anika tatoo black @ On9 *
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Body Hourglass V1.3

Pose: Overlow Poses – Pack 73 (6)

Event Dates:
On9 | June 9 – 28
Suicide Dollz | June 19 – July 1
The Fantasy Collective | June 22 – July 15

The Sn@tch Book

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.


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

Look #2:
Love [Beauty Kills] [Gingers] @ The Fantasy Collective *
:::Sn@tch Anya Sheer Wrap Top (Pink-S)::: – NEW! *
*Fishy Strawberry* Freshman Skirt – Black Corduroy
AsteroidBox. Heart Collar // Black *
AsHmOoT_Accessories Coll_Sunglasses_Basic/Black *
Head: CATWA  HEAD Alice V4.9 *
Head Applier: 
May Skin – mocha tone (Enfer Sombre*) @ Whimsical *
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
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
| May 18 – June 8
| May 23 – June 4
The Fantasy Collective 
| May 22 – June 15