Not Forgotten

I’ve been on SL now for 2 years.  In that time, I’ve accumulated quite a large wardrobe, especially since my little store has made enough money to afford me the chance to reinvest many lindens back into the SL economy.  I purchase quite a bit.  When I started this blog, I really wanted to help people find unique items and locations within SL so that they could enjoy the fashion and the scenes just as much as myself.  I never expected a blog to be so time consuming and difficult to keep up with, however.  It’s even more so because I like to go all out with my image sets because this really is a passion of mine.

I want to share more though.  I want to show you all even more things that make our community and world wonderful and unique.  I can’t promise I’ll post all the time, but I want to try a little more.  Real life work can be consuming but, after all, I’ve been around two years.  It would be a shame to give up now.  I feel like there’s so much more I want to discover and experience within SL. There are so many artists whose creations I’d like to experience.

Style Oven isn’t going anywhere but the image collections may get a little smaller.  Maybe I’ll start posting 1-3 images per post.  That way I can maybe share a little bit more.  That way I can experience a little bit more ^^

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In the Right Light (NSFW Beyond the Cut)

Two of my best friends in SL, Coralizity and Mhyja Questi (the creative powerhouse behind BunnyStar), agreed to participate in a very sexy, themed shoot portraying Renaissance-inspired lovlies!  We had a blast and together we experimented with different windlight settings, calling them out over the telephone when we found something we liked.  What we experienced together was a fantastic journey though the many moods of Second Life lighting and how those windlight settings can really alter way your images are perceived.

WARNING: BEYOND THE CUT THIS BLOG ENTRY IS NSFW.

YOU WILL SEE SEXUAL THEMES & NUDITY. 18+ ONLY.

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Bedroom Burlesque (NSFW Beyond the Cut)

WARNING: BEYOND THE CUT THIS BLOG ENTRY IS NSFW.

YOU WILL SEE SEXUAL THEMES & NUDITY. 18+ ONLY.

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Born to Die

I’m no stranger to depression.  Honestly, I don’t think I’d know how to get along if that dark shadow weren’t following me down this winding path I’ve come to know as my life.  Depression, at least for me, has almost become a security blanket of sorts.  I’d even go so far as to call it a “friend” even though I know those words are false on my tongue.  It’s just that if I’m scared to be happy, to move on and step out into the light, depression is there to softly take my hand and woo me back into its firm, cradling embrace.  It knows all of my fears and my agonizing insecurities and it isn’t afraid to use any of them against me.  My so-called friend is a selfish one.

One of the worst things about depression is that it makes our worst nightmares seem to leap out of our subconscious mind and then parade about as though they really were of flesh and bone.  One moment you can be as happy as a newly birthed star, smiling and swirling about in the happy chaos about you, and then the next moment Depression comes spiraling in as a giant, hungry black hole ready to spaghettify you and swallow you whole.  How in this universe could someone escape a gravitational pull like that?  “Impossible,” one might say.

Ah, but it isn’t impossible!  Sometimes, you just need to look your grinning friend Depression in the eye and tell him (or her, I’m not sure what gender your friend may be) that you’re tired of always burning through short-lit matches there in his dark, little corner.  You want to walk out into the sunshine and if he isn’t willing to follow you there it’s his loss.  He’ll just have to sit back in the darkness trying to remember what it felt like to gleam at you with that purulent smile of his as he eagerly took you on a romantic stroll down Sorrows Ln.

And yes, it is easier said than done.  Much easier, sadly.  Facing a foe like that, someone who has been there all along or for a great deal of time, is always difficult.  Facing that part of yourself is terrifying.  I’m not alone though, and if you suffer from Depression’s grasp, neither are you.  It takes a lot of time to get better and a lot of practice telling yourself that you deserve to be happy and to enjoy your life to the fullest.  You may even find that you fall back into the shadows to lean on Depression’s sturdy shoulder from time to time.  I know that I did.  Many, many, many times in fact.  Honestly, I still sometimes see his grin today but it’s a bit fainter and he’s a little more in the distance.  It’s taken a long time but I’m learning how to turn away from his caress.  I know that anyone else could do the same if they just keep trying and believing in themselves.  Often we have no idea how strong we really are.

Even if all hope seems lost, it isn’t.  There’s beauty all around you.  There’s beauty inside of you too, even if you don’t quite see it.  Yet.

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Summer Days Driftin’ Away

Oh all those summer days are indeed drifting away!  We just had our first sighting of snow here in this part of the country and it’s pretty chilly.  All of that cold weather makes me crave the warm beaches and sunny skies down south.  ::sigh::  I guess I’ll just have to wait a while to experience the beach in the real world.  Lucky for all of us, we can be in a tropical paradise anytime we want in Second Life!

Speaking of having anything you want, I bought this Ganguro skin from Pink Fuel and it’s becoming my regular.  For me, a very pale girl IRL, being tan in SL is exciting!  I can’t seem to tan at all in my fleshy, mortal form so it’s neat to see how makeup and hair look on my Barbie bombshell in-world.  Maybe I’ll try creating a men’s wear post here soon that features my very own take on the Ken Doll.  Hehe ^^

I hope that, wherever you are, you’re all staying warm and enjoying your day (or evening)!  I’ll see you all again soon.  Until then, happy shopping and happy second living XD

(I’d like to thank the writer, Hamlet Au, over at New World Notes for the sweet post about my blog.  It made me blush and I really do appreciate it!  You have a really kick ass blog and I hope everyone visits it.  It’s becoming a regular read for me ^^)

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Style Card: Summer Days

Bikini: Fotzi Latzo: Pink Leopard Bikini

Bracelet: LOULOU&CO: Amore Mia in white

Facial Piercings: Blah: Rotund – Piercings/Plugs (modified to remove plugs)

Belly Piercing: LOULOU&CO: APSARA

Hair: Action: Isabella in Bleached

Feet: Maitreya: Bare Feet Tip-Toe (dragonfly anklets are included)

Eyelash Tattoo: Amacci: Eyelash Tattoos

Eyeliner: Action: Cosmetic Liners – Smokey

Eyes: Redgrave: Cloudy

Skin: Pink Fuel: Ember – Ganguro

Tattoos: Para Designs: Fairy Tales (Medium and Dark Layers Both Worn)

Nails: Sexy Mamas: Manicure – Sculpted Prim Nails

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Poses: Exposeur: SLuicide Girls (group gift)

Location: Cafe Adrastea