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The Arcade brings sunshine and flowers

I was looking for a quote for my pictures and came across “Keep your face always toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you.” It was attributed to Walt Whitman which struck me as bizarre. It does not sound the least bit like Whitman. Whitman wrote things like “Give me the splendid silent sun, with all his beams full-dazzling!” The internet is good for many things, but it’s been a disaster to those who want proper attribution for quotes. Thankfully there are those who are combatting error like The Quote Investigator. The Arcade has arrived and with June comes sunshine and flowers, not just outdoors, but even on the wall. I shot these pictures in the small attic bedroom at the top of Scarlet Creative’s romantic Daisy Weathered House at The Arcade. With ivy and moss on the walls and roofs, delicate floral wallpaper and so many gables it would make Nathaniel Hawthorne jealous, this house is everything.
I am wearing a one-shouldered sundress from !Go¡ that has lovely stylized flowers embroidered on the ruffle with tassels.… Read the restKeep your face always toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you.


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        We are about half way through the May round of Mesh Body Addicts. I am wearing the Narcisse bodysuit, Hucci boots, and Slackgirl eyeshadow that can all be found at the event. You have until May 31st to shop! I am also wearing the wild, untamed Exile hair, Way That I Feel, that you can find at the May round of collabor88



        I am continuing to play with my Powder Pack Catwa May. I still can't believe all the amazing goodies we got this month- 5 skins, wow! I am wearing my third full skin that I have featured, Essences, and the Pink Fuel lipstick. Pink Fuel released a pack of pink and red essential lipsticks and they are gorgeous! 



Outfit: Narcisse- Charlie Bodysuit - ML - Voluptuous @ Mesh Body Addicts May
Boots: Hucci Itabuna Boots - Collection (Lara) @ Mesh Body Addicts May
Eyeshadow: ::Slackgirl:: ColorUS Shadow for CATWA Heads @ Mesh Body Addicts May
Hair: Exile:: Way That I Feel @ collabor88 May
Head: CATWA Kimberly v2.11
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara V4.1
Skin: Essences Dawn #Pale02 (Catwa Applier) @ Powder Pack Catwa May
Lipstick: Pink Fuel CATWA LIPSTICK - Essential (Pinks) @ Powder Pack Catwa May
Prop: anxiety %exit9b
Pose: aDORKable Poses Lean 10


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If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.

The new minidress from ALT by TRUTH is all kinds of shiny. It comes with several color options, but the many metallics were my favorite thing. Another favorite thing, the glorious twist and roll pullback hair style by TRUTH called Avery/Elena It was all so luscious, I pulled out the champagne. Please note the lovely shoes from Thalia Heckroth™ that allow you to choose the color of the sides and heels and the toecaps. Glam Affair released a bold gorgeous necklace. And here you see that wonderful hair from the front. That delicate Jinga skin from Glam Affair is just exactly what I wanted. Some old earrings from Paper Couture I have had for ages is the finishing touch.
****SHOPPING LIST******
Clothing: ALT By Truth – Hotline Dress – ALL [Maitreya]
Shoes: -Thalia Heckroth- Melissa pumps (MAITREYA) Fatpack
Jewelry: Glam Affair – Jerlise Necklace Classy
p.c: Black Dagger Earrings (L)
Skin: Glam Affair – Kinga ( LeLutka Applier ) America
Hair: TRUTH HAIR AveryElena
TRUTH HAIR AveryElena [Bangs]
Poses: aDorkable
Appliers: Glam Affair – Kinga ( LeLutka Applier ) America
Mesh Attachments:
LeLutka.Eyes.Chloe 2.7
.LeLutka.Head.Chloe 2.7
.LeLutka.HUD.Chloe 2.7
.LeLutka.Teeth.P_1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Bento Hand L V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Bento Hand R V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Feet V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – HUD V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
HUDS: AnyPose Expression HUD v1.0 – Wear Me
Location: Anc Moonlight Lounge Tab (Read more...)

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In Riding a Horse, We Borrow Freedom

I thought I blogged this a week ago. Oops! First, I have to deal with the quote I used for the title. The internet is a disaster for quote lovers and this is an example of why. Which Helen Thompson? My guess this quote may have come from the wife of the race horse trainer, David Thompson. I am pretty darn sure it did not come from this Helen Thompson and by the way, I am even more sure that fifth quote is also one that belongs to the woman whose life was in racing, not the psychologist studying gender differences who was born in 1874.
I love these sexy booties from Glamistry, though of course, these are functional for walking around pixel barnyards only. I paired this fun summertime Rodeo shirt from Gizza with a fun, embroidered pair of jeans from Liziaah. I am loving this Cheri hair from Truth, with one ear free to show off my CAE earrings and necklace. I have had them for a few years now and still love them. There’s a fragility and delicacy to this Kinga skin for Lelutka from Glam Affair.… Read the restIn Riding a Horse, We Borrow Freedom

Happy 5th Birthday faMESHed!




        faMESHed is five years old this month. A great event that has consistently brought top quality original mesh together all in one place. I am featuring four items that are exclusive new releases at this birthday bash. You can find my Cae jewelry, Essenz shoes, Neve outfit, and Wasabi Pills hair at the event. Hurry on over to the party and I hear there are some gifts for YOU too. If you go now, I might save you a piece of birthday cake!


Skirt: Neve skirt - turn - Lara @ faMESHed May 2017
Top: Neve top - twist - Lara @ faMESHed May 2017
Hair: Wasabi Pills Jun Mesh Hair  @ faMESHed May 2017
Jewelry: Cae :: Karima :: Collection @ faMESHed May 2017
Shoes: Essenz - Germany (Slink) @ faMESHed May 2017
Head: CATWA  Kimberly v2.11
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara V4.1
Skin: Glam Affair Guisy
Eyeshadow: Zibska Caitie Catwa Applier Powder Pack April 17
Lipgloss: Arte - Catwa Applier - Lip Gloss Set 01 - 9 Styles
Poses: aDORKable Poses: Jewels  and AUSHKA&CO-Annie


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Rescued

My great-niece recently rescued a couple horses from a kill pen, the third generation of horse rescuers in my family. Kill pen horses are usually sold for pet food because they are considered problematic, untrainable, vicious and dangerous. They usually require a level of training most people just will not invest. In time, though, they can learn to trust and be trusted. If you want to see the evidence, see my great-grand niece cleaning this rescued horse’s hooves just two weeks into training…and the foundations for a fourth generation of rescuers begins. It was thinking about them, the work they are doing, and that two other nieces are doing, that I thought I might take this month’s house from Barnesworth for Collabor88 and set up a farm. I tinted it, one of the things I love about Barnesworth homes.  I live across the river from Gidge. Her house is in the background. Are you loving this wonderful dress from The Secret Store? I am, I particularly love the prints.… Read the rest“Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat.”

Sugar Bloom



        I have a lot of pretty new Spring things on today and I am playing in the flower field. I am wearing a Kaithleen's dress, Essenz shoes, Kunglers jewelry, and Doe hair. A few of these are time sensitive so time to go shopping for your new Spring looks!


I also have some more of my new pretty makeup on that I got from April Powder Pack


Dress: Kaithleen's Sugar Dress - Fatpack Maitreya @ Cosmopolitan til April 22nd
Hair: Doe: Blossom /Fitted/ @ Bloom
Shoes: Essenz - Namibia (Slink) @ Gacha Guardian
Bracelets/ Earrings: Kunglers Miele bracelets and earrings- Quartz @ The Crossroads
Necklace: Kunglers Miele necklaces- Quartz @ On9
Pose: aDORKable Poses: Petals in the Wind 1
Head: CATWA  Kimberly v2.11
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara V3.5
Skin: Glam Affair Guisy
Eyeshadow: Zibska for Powder Pack CATWA April 2017 ~ Tere Eyemakeup Powder Pack April
Lipstick: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* for CATWA Heads *Natural Beauty MakeUp*/ Powder Pack April
Cheek Highlighter: Just Magnetized - Insta Beauty - set 01 for Catwa Powder Pack April
Eyes: ::Modish:: Cara PowderPack [Catwa] Cosmetics Powder Pack April


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Scorpion



        Ooo La La! Is it hot in here? I am featuring two new sexy releases: N-core shoes and Kaithleen's harnessed bodysuit. Both of these items are at Black Fair so if you have not visited yet, make sure to make plans soon! Black Fair closes April 21st. 







Outfit: Kaithleen's Harnessed Body - Fatpack Maitreya @ Black Fair
Shoes: N-core SCORPIO @ Black Fair
Hair: Exile::Librarian Chic
Head: CATWA  Kimberly v2.11
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara
Skin: Glam Affair Guisy
Pose 1: Infiniti On the Floor 5
Pose 2: aDORKable Poses Floored 3m


Love, Kirsten Corleone

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Breeanya


              Blueberry just released the amazingly, slinky sexy Breeanya dress yesterday. This is a showstopper of a dress! If you buy the fatpack, you get a full transparent version (shown) as well as metallic colors. With single colors you can wear the dress Opaque, Semi-transparent, or Sheer. The dress moves really well as I walk and dance as well. Make sure to get over to the main Blueberry store and try a demo on today!



        My updo is new by enVOGUE and can be found at the main store and my bracelet and earrings are new by Kunglers at the current round of The Crossroads that opened today. 



Dress: Blueberry - Breeanya Dress - FP Exclusive Transparent- Maitreya/ Teleport
Bracelets and Earrings: Kunglers Miele- Onyx @ The Crossroads
Hair: enVOGUE- Naomi Bento/ Teleport
Shoes: #4 Blueberry - Iconic Doll - Shoes - Black - Maitreya / RARE/ Teleport
Necklace: Kunglers Melita - Silver/obsidian/ Teleport
Head: CATWA Kimberly v2.11
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara
Skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* CATWA Head "Face Michelle" Mixedtype
Lipstick: Just Magnetized - Begonia Lipstick for CATWA
Eyeshadow: Izzie's - Silver Glitter Make-Up
Pose 1: adorkable poses Touch Me 1
Pose 2: JOLI:: Pop Royalty Pose - Christina


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Strapped



        My cute hair is new by Doe at Lootbox. At first I thought that was a monthly subscription box, but it is not- it is a Gacha event. The name comes from extra "loot" that you get when you get a Rare in the machines. I love Gacha! My cool sandals are also an ultra rare gacha item from Promagic at the current round of Shiny Shabby






Hair: Doe: Emika Fitted (solid) @ LootboxShoes: *PROMAGIC* SweetPoison-Flats-Black/Gold Ultra Rare @ Shiny ShabbyDress: Ducknipple: Minidress vs9/ TeleportHead: CATWA Destiny Body: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara V3.5Skin: Lumae : Ella Catwa - T4 Fawn / BareLipstick: WarPaint* Velvet lip cream - Dark PackEyeshadow: Veechi - Diva Smoke Eyeshadows [Catwa]Poses: aDORKable Attitude

Love, Kirsten Corleone

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Pink Makes Everything Pretty

Altair’s dress for Collabor88 is as flirty as it can be. It comes in a range of colors and with a HUD to change the colors of the bow and the ribbon at the babydoll waist and the hem. I chose pink because pink makes things pretty.  This dress is all about the legs.  Which makes it great for showing off gorgeous shoes.  Exile’s hair is great for showing off everything, including the lovely jewelry from Minimal and the fabulous Amaya skin from Glam Affair. **SHOPPING LIST******
Clothing: ALTAIR
yasuho dress .violet. maitreya @ Collabor88
Shoes: Amacci Shoes – Vienna – (Slink High) @ Collabor88
Jewelry: MINIMAL – Knox Earring -Silver- L – @ Collabor88
MINIMAL – Knox Necklace -Silver- -Resizer- @ Collabor88
Skin: Glam Affair Amaya Lelutka @ Skin Fair
Hair: Exile:: Not Today @ Collabor88
Poses: aDorkable
Appliers: Flair – Fingernails Applier Slink A/E – set 227
Glam Affair – Amaya ( LeLutka Applier ) America
Eyes: [PXL] REFLEX Eyes (M) ~ GreenGold
Mesh Attachments: .LeLutka.Cate.Teeth 1.1
.LeLutka.Head.Cate 2.6
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet Deluxe V1.2.5
Slink Hands – Dynamic – Female L (anims) V1.1
HUDS: .LeLutka.Cate.HUD 2.6
AnyPose Expression HUD v1.0 – Wear Me
Slink Ankle Lock

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Lazy Days with Collabor88 and The Arcade

It’s a good think I got this gorgeous rare bed from the DRD gacha at The Arcade because it’s perfect for lazing about and so are some of the new releases from Collabor88
OMG, look at how worn this little dress from Hucci is! I am embarrassed to confess that I have one just like this except it’s pale blue. My best friend once told me, “Most people throw their sleepwear away when it has more than three holes in it.” She just does not know how incredibly soft a twenty year old sleep dress can be. And you know what, I wear a sweater with my sleep dress, too. My sweater is way too big and totally soft, too. Mine is teal. I thought about wearing those colors but thought it was just too similar, especially with the bed head. And flip flops, too! I like flip flops better than slippers which are often too warm. I wear them in the house all the time. I am not one for wearing leg warmers though, but they are gorgeous. I love this hair from Moon. It’s perfect for the outfit I am wearing.… Read the rest“Sometimes, when we cannot attain the freedom we are fighting for, we free ourselves by carving a new path to freedom.”

If you’re going to do something tonight that you’ll be sorry for tomorrow morning, sleep late.

Henny Youngman once said, “If you’re going to do something tonight that you’ll be sorry for tomorrow morning, sleep late.” It makes me sort of want to see one of his routines. I kind of think this little romper might lead to doing things tonight…so I will sleep late. You can find your own in Birdy’s gacha at The Arcade. Be sure to sleep late.


Coming or going, it’s delightful.

The shoes are from Ingenue and available at The Arcade which opened today.

Can you believe I got the RED hair on the very first pull in Clawtooth’s gacha at The Arcade? I was thrilled. I also was pretty lucky with the Birdy gacha, not getting a pile of duplicates.

The rings are from Yummy and also at The Arcade. I love the intricate details. My skin is Glam Affair’s Chloe made for the new Chloe Bento head from Lelutka. Glam Affair released several eye and lip makeup appliers that are worth a deep dive. They are gorgeous. ****SHOPPING LIST******

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You better wake up.

So you may wonder why I would title this post, “you better wake up!.”  It has nothing to do with the current political climate at all…It has to do with me believing that my outfit is a bit like Sandy’s last outfit in Grease.  HAHAHA!  Anywho.  I found a new store, and it’s great.  It’s called Miss Chelsea. I dropped in while doing my regular Fifty Linden Friday route, which as always, is a great little event to find new stores.  I cannot stress this enough.  FRF is one of those events where you actually GO to the main stores and not only pick up a deal, but get to peek at the stores offerings.  Like everyone, I shop events.  But I really like checking out main stores too!  There were at least 3 new to me stores in Friday’s event, and I love finding new spots to shop.  The top and tights are from Miss Chelsea, and the sky high heels are from Breathe. Hair to love is Monso and the fantastic tattoo is White Widow.… Read the restwakeup_mouse6

Folk




         Collabor88 is full of gorgeous embroidered designs this month. They are all so gorgeous and they reminded me of quite a few folk/boho gacha sets that I own. I had a lot of fun setting up this scene. I love all the decor! My dress is from Tres Blah and can be found at collabor 88. I paired it with Wasabi Pills hair that can be found at faMESHed and Essenz shoes that were just released yesterday at Shiny Shabby. faMESHed is open until February 25th so there are only a few more shopping days left of that great event. I am also wearing Pink Fuel lipstick and Zibska eyeshadow that were a part of Powder Pack






Hair: Wasabi Pills Tara Mesh Hair @ faMESHed February (til 25th)
Shoes: Essenz - Angola (Slink) @ Shiny Shabby
Necklace: Glam Affair - Salima Necklace Gold @ collabor 88 February
Dress: Tres Blah - Mexican Folk Shift (Maitreya) - Cream @ collabor 88 February
Head: CATWA Destiny
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara
Skin: Glam Affair - Giusy - Catwa Mesh Head Applier - America
Lipstick: Pink Fuel CATWA LIPSTICK Applier - Juicy Drop (Full + Dolly) @ Powder Pack February
Eyeshadow: Zibska Ailey Catwa Applier @ Powder Pack February
Pose: aDORKable Poses Pencil II


Furniture and Decor:
Vagabond - Paisley's Wardrobe @ collabor 88 February
Vagabond - Paisley's Chandelier @ collabor 88 February
junk.… Read the rest

Folkloric

I always like to bust up sets and mix and match because it shows that the clothing people make in Second Life is more versatile than we think. For that reason, even though the Irina cropped sweater I am wearing from The Secret Store comes with a beautiful skirt that coordinates with it, I chose to wear a different skirt to show it can be done. Of course, you know and I know it can be done, but a reminder is useful.  And likewise, this gorgeous pleated skirt from ISON was released with a coordinating top with gorgeous embroider on the shoulders. I love these knife pleats. Every time I see them, I am reminded of this amazing fabric store I went to in Algeciras. I have been to larger ones since, but this one had the feeling of centuries of tradition. The building was incredibly old and there were shelves that went up nearly to the ceiling which was at least twenty feet high and rolling ladders to climb to reach the fabrics. Even the cash register must have been from the 19th century, covered with ornate leaves and flowers.  … Read the restalthough the actual image is clear enough, the interpretation is infinitely blurred, a sort of enormous rainbow of every possible color you could imagine

Stories & Folklore

The theme for Collabor88 this month is StoryTime and the creations showcased are a rich display of folkloric traditions and influences. There is a lot of embroidery, a lot of beautiful colors and rich traditional fabrics. Sissy Pessoa ran with the idea into a more modern direction with this gown and capelet. It has all the traditional flower forms, but the dress itself is quite modern and made even more so in the sheer version.
But sheer or opaque, it’s bold and beautiful. Both the dress and capelet come with the sheer or opaque options. With the sheer option, I can show off these gorgeous pumps from Ingenue that are also for Collabor88’s Storytime inspiration. Designer Betty Doyle’s display ad features the red pair because her inspiration was the somewhat grim Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale, The Red Shoes. Also at Collabor88, Phoenix released this Tiana hair, long and lush. The earrings are from Kungler’s, part of the January Cosmopolitan showcase.… Read the restWith freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?

Heartbeat




        Looking for a Sexy Valentine Date Outfit that will not break your bank? My dress is a 15L Ricielli hunt gift and most of the other items I am wearing are gacha items. If you are lucky, you could have them in a few inexpensive pulls (or MP purchases). Hair, shoes, and dress could all be yours for as low as 165L! That makes an amazing budget friendly date outfit! You can try your luck with the Doe hair and Essenz shoes at Gacha Garden.



Windlight: Naminaeko Windlight Prt 2: Moon Princess Skyies




Hair: Doe: Heartbeat V1  @ Gacha Garden
Mouthie: Doe: Heartbeat MouthLights [Lighted] RARE @ Gacha Garden
Bracelet: Kunglers Evie bracelets - L - Silver @ The Crossroads
Shoes: Essenz - Verona  @ Gacha Garden
Dress: R.icielli - CHANDRA Dress Maitreya *15L Hunt Gift*
Necklace: Izzie's - Letter Heart Necklace (silver)
Purse: {Imeka} Yoona Heart Bag
Head: CATWA  Destiny
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara
Skin: Pink Fuel  Liya
Balloons: +Half-Deer+ Heart Fairylight Balloons [Dark Set] (tinted slightly)
Pose: aDORKable Poses: Heartbreaker 4



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V for Victory

“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it–always” Mahatma Gandhi
I am ready to resist, though if we’re marching, I have to change my shoes. Lizziah released a darling cropped sweater and skinny jeans, each in four colors. I confess cropped sweaters confuse me. Warming shoulders, chilly tummy. It’s gorgeous. Look at the details. The super-long sleeves, the ribbed band not the sweater, the sticking o the pockets. P.S. The V pose is from Gingerfish for Bento hands. I don’t have any yet and used Slink. The other poses are from aDorkable. Glamistry’s Azalea pumps are gorgeous. There is a HUD for all sorts of customization. I added this fun necklace from Mandala. The nails are from Flair. The gorgeous hair is from Truth and the skin is Glam Affair’s new gacha set Susan ****SHOPPING LIST******
Clothing: [LIZ] Mesh Crop sequin sweater Lara [Metal]
[LIZ] Mesh Skinny Jeans Lara v1
Shoes: Glamistry : AZALEA Heels
Jewelry: FEMALE_Necklace [MANDALA]LEGENDARY(ALL-COLORS)
Skin: Glam Affair – Susan Applier – America 01
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Miriam
TRUTH HAIR Miriam [Back Whisps]
Poses: aDorkable & Gingerfish
Appliers: Glam Affair – Susan Applier – America 01
.Flair – Fingernails Applier Slink A/E – set 228
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The Borg Loses in the End

Yesterday, three million women and men marched in every state and on every continent in the world. Every continent, even Antarctica. In 51° below Kotzebue, Alaska, people marched. In sunshine and rain storms, desert heat and arctic cold, people gathered to resist. Of course, the naysayers mocked and dismissed. “Resistance is futile,” they quote The Borg, an implicit confession of corruption. They forget, the Borg is destroyed in the end.
I adore this leggings from Vinyl. They are just perfection. The tank is from Zaara. Both are at Collabor88 this month. The shoes are from Ingenue. Of course, resistance is more than one march on one day. We know that. We don’t need to be mocked or disparaged for our success and our enthusiasm. We are not naive. We know that we must organize now, not just march. We must speak to our neighbors, our friends, and our family. We do not need to argue with the opposition. They are not ready to listen and may never be, but we outnumber them if we only act and if we vote.… Read the restThis, to me, is the ultimately heroic trait of ordinary people; they say no to the tyrant and they calmly take the consequences of this resistance. Philip K. Dick