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Sometimes I Wonder – Featuring Fashion For Life: Prism and Deluxe Body Factory, Featuring October’s 4Seasons Skin Fair 2016, Featuring NEW Chop Zuey

I read this week that Justin Bieber wore a shirt that said, "Bigger Than Satan" on the back and I just had to wonder. Even if you're someone who doesn't believe in anything except self, wouldn't you consider wearing something like that to be stirring some sort of energy and isn't the potential that you're stirring not so great energy in your teapot?
I have a very open mind when it comes to faith. It's a very personal thing for me, so I respect your right to your personal choices too. Even those choices that make me wonder. His choice to wear such a shirt, well it's his right to express himself. I've always been the type of person that thought positive energy translates to encouraging others. I just don't know how someone could do that when they were deliberately poking at the darker energy of this world. I imagine there are a kajillion things I don't understand. That's just one of them. Hmmm...

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Raw Photos Show Just How Good October’s 4Seasons NEW Catalina Really IS @ Skin Fair 2016

There are any number of reasons to touch up photos for my blog, to get the lighting just right, to make it just that much sharper, more colorful or in some way enhance the overall artistry of the photo. Sometimes little gaps occur between a SLink attachment and the original SL body and it's not so 'pretty'. It just is what it is. In this way, however, you can see how incredibly talented the skin designer October Recreant is as she creates each new skin. Drop by this year's Skin Fair 2016 and DEMO a skin tone you love and get the new Catalina today. I think she's a spicy bit of fun that beckons everyone.

October's 4Seasons Catalina Lily Skin package may be found currently at: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Alanya%20Bay/232/126/22














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Fun and Fashion For A Great Cause – Featuring NEW Fashion For Life: Baboom, Glint & alskametro; Featuring NEW Skin Fair October’s 4Seasons

October's 4Seasons kicks off Skin Fair 2016 today, just in time for fun this weekend. My favorite skin designer so talented and capable and maker of stunning skins takes the helm this year as primary sponsor, collaborating to bring you the best skin fair ever. This natural skin tone shown today is one of many reasons I love October's 4Seasons. I can wear it and then layer other tattoos, makeups or anything else creative I might find along my SL journey. In my Catalina Lily Skin package, I have five makeup choices, this natural skin, some cleavage options, eyebrow color choices, and trim choices for that other delicate hair that some find so enticing.With the natural skin layer, I was able to add new items from the Fashion For Life event that's continuing this weekend. alaskametro created both the Extreme Wing II shadow and the Nadia lipstick as part of their support for the charity event designed to help raise money for the cure for cancer. I'm also modeling the new Linette Peplum Top in Black and Mira Leather Pants in Grey from Baboom and .:Glint:.'s Multi Colored Oval Charm Earrings and the Unisex Time To Heal Necklace, each items created to support this fashionable fun charity event.… Read the rest

Events Galore – For All the Right Reasons – Featuring Pink Ice at Fashion For Life; October’s 4Seasons and Skin Fair 2016; [SWANK] and Chop Zuey

So many things to share, so many places to visit...#FashionForLife - join a great cause, get involved, go shopping and support this annual charitable fundraiser. Money goes to finding the cure for cancer. #RelayforLife, #AmericanCancerSociety. Designers like Pink Ice have created new and exclusive items for this very special event.The Skin Fair 2016 - just two days away and oh what a treat October's 4Seasons stands at the helm, a terrific sponsor and leader in skins creations in Second Life.[SWANK] and the Luck Of the Irish brings all sorts of great new items including a beautiful new release from Chop Zuey.

Featuring NEW Fashion For Life ItemsFrom Pink Ice Exclusive Nadinehttp://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Fashion%20For%20Life4/56/102/25Featuring NEW Items from Skin Fair 2016 (opens March 11)From October's 4Seasons Catalina Lily Skin Package - Makeup 5http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Alanya%20Bay/232/126/22Featuring NEW March Items From [SWANK]Theme: Luck Of the Irishhttp://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Manatoba/188/11/2001Chop Zuey The Fair Olivia SetIKON Sunrise Eyes Steel Blue Pale Truth Dasha Gaeline Mesh Lashes Fantasia

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Just Around the Corner – The Skin Fair Is Coming – Featuring NEW October’s 4Seasons @ Skin Fair; Featuring NEW [SWANK] !CST Designs, Moondance Boutique & {Ana Markova}

I'm excited to share news with you about the 2016 Skin Fair. In just three short days, you'll find so many new skins and makeup and other accessories from designers all around the grid. This year, aside from making some amazing new products exclusive to this event, October's 4Seasons sponsors the whole thing. Catalina is the new beauty showcased in the event and the skin I'm modeling here Catalina Lily is one of the many options you'll find.A new round of [SWANK] tantalizes the most diverse interests with items like the new heels from !CST Designs, the black pumps with a bow. Also I'm wearing a new pants suit called Solstice Abstract from {Ana Markova} and new earrings and bracelet from Moondance Boutique. This month's theme "Luck Of the Irish" brings out the best in every designer participating in the event.

**Special note** The designer behind Moondance Boutique expects a new bundle of beauty, a baby girl. She's experiencing some of life's more difficult moments and I encourage you to help in some small way.… Read the rest

Fashion For Life 2016 Photo Contest – You Could WIN!


Shop at this year's Fashion For Life event and support the fight for the cure for cancer. If you love your treasures you find at the #FashionForLife sims, snap a photo of yourself wearing them and submit to Rowena Dubrovna. You could win a swag bag filled with awesome prizes! Follow this link for more information: http://fashionforlifesl.com/2016/03/08/insert-photo-its-a-photo-contest/

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Entertainment at Fashion For Life – Live Performance 5 p.m. SL


In addition to shopping like you can save lives (because YOU CAN!!) you can party the night away with great music, DJ's from around Second Life. Tonight, on the entertainment sim - http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Fashion%20For%20Life1/129/125/24 - drop by and enjoy the live performance of Scorpio Aeon at 5 p.m. SL. Before Scorpio, DJ Ame of Gorean Portal Radio spins tunes from 3 p.m. til 5 p.m. and following Scorpio's performance, DJ Jazmine Briel of Full Throttle Radio offers support of this great event from 6 p.m. til 8 p.m.

3 pm   DJ Ame of Gorean Portal Radio
4 pm   DJ Ame of Gorean Portal Radio
5 pm   Live Performer – Scorpio Aeon
6 pm   DJ Jazmine Briel of Full Throttle Radio
7 pm   DJ Jazmine Briel of Full Throttle Radio

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Fashion For Life Waiting For You and Your Support – Featuring FFL Designer Feyline Fashions

Fashion For Life is in full swing! Feyline Fashions is just one of many amazing designers who have joined together in this annual push towards the goal of finding Cancer's cure. Fashion For Life in Second Life works together with #RelayForLife and the #AmericanCancerSociety to raise money for cancer research and finding the cure for cancer, a dream everyone everywhere can get behind. Be a part by shopping at this event. A portion of every purchase goes directly to this charity.I used to love role-play for hours. I hate to say how many hours (meeps) but it was so much fun to immerse myself in the vivid imagination of peers, book creators, movie creators, whoever the founder of the idea was for said role-play environment, and then interact. It's been a decade now since I did so, but when I put on Feyline Fashions Joslyne Sunset, memories flooded back to me. I would have found such an outfit perfect for so many themes.

This outfit is one of several Feyline Fashions has at this year's Fashion For Life event.… Read the rest

It’s Time To Support Something Special – Fashion For Life 2016 – Featuring Shani and Featuring Chop Zuey

 "Relay For Life. Celebrate. Remember. Fight Back. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life event is a life-changing experience that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to Celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, Remember loved ones lost, and Fight Back against the disease."There are thousands of ways to get involved in civic minded culturally now and relevant interests in Second Life. One of the best ways in my opinion is to get involved with charitable events. At this time of year, everyone kicks it into high gear as they prepare for the phenomenal Fashion For Life event. Each year members of Second Life, the designers and models, the bloggers and every single valued customer all work together to raise money for Relay For Life.

Chop Zuey creator Belle Roussel spoils her customers, her family, her friends and countless fans in so many ways. The Chains Of Calypso set shows just how much this month.… Read the rest

Breathtaking Beauty at !Lyrical B!zarre Templates

Elegance and creativity continue to mark the merchandise sold at !Lyrical B!zarre Templates. Every time I see a new item, a new set, a new collection, I'm in awe that Lyric continues to turn out original mesh and a whole array of it in so many different themes. Whether you're looking for something personal or something to personalize and sell on your own, there's something new and fresh from which to choose.

Featuring NEW !Lyrical B!zarre Templates
Steam Candour Mesh from the Steam Love Collection
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jasmine%20Hills/234/237/21

Chop Zuey Dirait-On Texture Change Set
Truth Alison
IKON Sunrise Eyes Steel Blue Pale
Gaeline Mesh Lashes Natura
October's 4Seasons Guiselle Lily
-LOUX- Sensual Lipstick 10

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Fashion For Life Begins March 6


The Fashion For Life event begins March 6, 2016. Are you ready?!

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October’s 4Seasons and PaleGirl Productions Brings Skin Fair 2016


October's 4Seasons Presents in association with Pale Girl Productions this year's Skin Fair, March 11 thru March 27!

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Saying More Than You Think – Rihanna’s Work – Featuring !Lyrical Bizarre Templates! and /Wasabi Pills/

When people write music, poetry, or even an OpEd piece in the New York Times, it seems there are multiple meanings, levels to take, places to go in your mind with the author of the poignant words. Even in an age where media boils everything to a mere sound bite, you might see one interpretation on page one and another on page twelve. It's the world we live in, and it's okay because people need the ability to say things in as many ways as they can. Expression of opinion still gets some in trouble, but if an opinion is woven into the lyrics of a song, it might speak without pointing a finger back to the person speaking.

I found an article about Rihanna's new number one song -Work- and how several lines of lyrics might mean this, or it might mean that (http://www.bustle.com/articles/144161-rihannas-work-lyrics-have-a-double-meaning-that-you-dont-want-to-miss) and I was thinking back to the recent Super Bowl 50th Half Time Show and Beyonce. I saw a beautiful lady singing a powerful song.… Read the rest

I Couldn’t Stop Caring – Featuring NEW Chop Zuey and [SWANK] DC Designs

I wouldn't want to be able to stop caring, no matter what. However, I do understand the emotion behind the song by The Spiritual Machines "Couldn't Stop Caring" because I have had some really dark moments in my life where people have just let me down, and let me down, and let me down again. It's hard. I think the song speaks to the emotion of watching someone who loves drugs, probably heroin, more than they love others and more than they love self. Heroin takes everything and then some from whoever gets hooked and leaves death in its wake. It might not be actual death, but ultimately it leads there, and in the meantime the shell of what was once a person little resembles the person who was once in the body.
I've battled up my own hills and faced my own addictions. Every moment, every single second, feels like it lasts forever and then the next second finally arrives and its harsh and demanding and intense all over again. It's very hard to see beyond the addiction, beyond the pain, the pills or the powder.… Read the rest

Find a Friend, Find a Smile – Featuring NEW Chop Zuey and [SWANK]: ~PPC~ and [Selene Creations]

Everything at Chop Zuey brings a smile. The Heart & Soul Texture Change Set gives you sparkle and shine and beauty all in one.
Live, Love, Laugh. This is a good way of life. The blocks on this shelf spell out this statement as a suggestion. Even if you come into your Second Life with a frown, find a group of friends, people who treat you like you deserve, and spend time with them. Pour out of your good energy, your good heart, your good stuff, and live, love and laugh. In no time, you'll find yourself free of your frown and feeling good once more.
Take a few minutes to check out the 50 Shades of Red theme at [SWANK] before its too late. Great deals, great new merchandise, and a whole array of options bring you many reasons to visit. Like this shelf and table from ~PPC~ and the gown Anastasia in red from [Selene Creations].Featuring NEW Chop Zuey Heart & Soul Texture Change Set
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chop%20Zuey/43/141/26
Featuring NEW February Items From [SWANK]
Theme: 50 Shades of Red
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Manatoba/188/11/2001
~PPC~ Love Wall Shelf
~PPC~ Serenity Table
[Selene Creations] Anastasia Red

Truth Ana
Gaeline Mesh Lashes Magnificia
October's 4Seasons Guiselle Lily Skin Package From February Makeover Room
E C R U Ritz Stilettos

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A Swift Speech – Girl Power!! – Featuring Chop Zuey and [SWANK]: Lyrical Bizarre Templates and

Taylor Swift won the Album Of the Year Grammy for 1989 last night. She'd won it once previously as well, for one of her albums she released during her Country Music phase. I used to watch her on awards shows and think "Stop being so surprised! You earned this." She'd get up, say wow, I didn't think this was possible. Me? Really?
This time, when she won, she got up, a self assured young woman with the world in her grasp. She's the first woman to win the Album Of the Year award twice. She's 26. Her speech showed her growth in the industry. It was still humble, sweet and poignant, but this time, it was such a Girl Power type speech, I was impressed. 
"As the first woman to win album of the year at the Grammys twice, I want to say to all the young women out there: there are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame. But if you just focus on the work and you don't let those people sidetrack you, someday when you get where you're going, you'll look around and you'll know it was you and the people who love you who put you there and that will be the greatest feeling in the world."
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Is It Too Late (to say I’m sorry?) – [SWANK]: Purple Moon and {AnaMarkova}

It's that LOVE holiday. Expectation seems to loom large. Urgent rush to the Hallmark card section, the florist, even the jewelry store. (He went to Jared's) We're inundated with a message that love comes in a box and when packaged prettily, anything can happen. 
Justin Bieber has not one but two songs at the top of the US pop chart. In both songs, he's talking to women, or a girl in particular. He muses in his music, "Is it too late..." and he wants the girl, whoever she is, to give him a second chance.
I'm not a strong supporter of marketing ploy based holidays. I just don't think a calendar needs to tell me when to share my love or celebrate my sense of patriotism. I don't even care for religious holidays that mean to remind me of my faith. So stating that, I'm still aware of the overwhelming need to experience life with all the bells and whistles, to feel loved, not alone, and to be special to someone.
I hope that whoever enters my life and yours finds a human soul willing, even eager, to allow for love and all its beauty and all its wonder.… Read the rest

Pop Culture, Presidents and Politics – Featuring [SWANK]: Homebase and *Js* Creations

Pop culture tells us what to like and not to like every day on social media. If something 'trends' it means a whole buncha people decided to like something. In the US, it's another political season, a time of pundits and politics, and presidential primaries. People tune in, talk and try to decide who they care about, if they care, and if they're supposed to show they care or keep it to themselves.Because pop culture goes live every second of every minute of every hour of every day, it's in a constant state of flux. As Heidi Klum claimed about fashion design, "One minute you're in and the next minute you're out..." and sometimes it doesn't even take a minute. Manipulating emotion and the way people perceive the world around may appear easy, with so much access out there, but I think maybe it's even more difficult because while it may be easy to convince someone of something for a hot second, it's very difficult to convince anyone that something in this minute is just as important as it was in the previous minute and even more difficult to convince them to maintain an opinion about it for more than a minute into our ever changing future.… Read the rest

Imma Tell Ya Some Only Cuz I Lu Ya – Featuring [SWANK]: (Byrne) and DuJour

Sometimes it feels like I'm listening to someone speak in another language, even when I'm listening to someone speak English. I'm from the South, USA. I know there are many times I've said something with that southern drawl that others from around the world completely missed what I said, so I know it goes both ways. I love accents too, so I'm a puddle of goo when I hear some people speak. Melt. Drool. Ahhh.I listened to Jason Derulo's latest chart topping hit, and watched him dance, which is another thing that makes me melt and swoon, and I knew what he was saying but I didn't. It was like he was speaking a new version of English. I'm sure he said, "I'm going to tell you something, only because I love you."  Except it came out a lot more like what I put in my blog title today. Imma Tell Ya Some Only Cuz I Lu You. It's alright though. Language does that morph thing, from corner to corner, across the pond (English, UK style, rocks too!), down the street and across time. If I said a sentence like the southern girls did a hundred years ago, I'm fairly sure I wouldn't understand me either.… Read the rest

Rekt Chasing Cars – Featuring [SWANK]: [Wood Works] and *GLITTER*

I knew Snow Patrol's Chasing Cars song before today. I'd heard it played on Internet radio and in the car, inundated with it for a while, and it moved into that pocket of 'I really liked that song but it's old now and something else has come along' category. Then I watched the finale of Grey's Anatomy Season 11 on Netflix and heard the song played several times in the two hour program and I was rekt.Characters from beloved books and programs become part of our world and when they feel something, if they're well written and well acted, they make us feel something. Music works magic as well, like a maestro accustomed to directing the feelings of those who hear. Couple a good character, a good story arc, a good season finale and music like Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol and WoW! I had tears QQ for days. So moved was I by the music that I did one of those teen things, shut myself away in my room and listened to it over and over and over again on Youtube. WoW! QQ
I've found that different art in other parts of my world affect me deeply.… Read the rest