When you dream

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One of the joys of Second Life is allowing us to inhabit parallel lives, the lives we dreamed in our youth. Like many of you, I dreamed of all sorts of “when I grow up” scenarios. Mostly I said I wanted to be an archeologist when I grew up, but there were times when I declared my intent for president, supreme court justice, artist and dancer. Of course, I did grow up to inhabit none of these dreams, finding instead my adult dream as a political activist. I am happy with my adult dreams and only feel a faint nostalgic wistfulness for my childhood dreams. How fun it is, though, to live those dreams as an avatar. This season’s offerings from The Arcade are really the stuff dreams are made of.


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U.F.O. really lived up to its name, Ur Favorite One, this Arcade season. I kind of imagine that gacha being clicked so often and so fast it spontaneously combusts. She put together some lovely ballerina gowns and ballet shoes (with a color change HUD) with several absolutely mandatory accessories such a ballet-centric artwork and furnishings that coordinate beautifully.

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One of the things that always pleases me about showcase events like The Arcade or Collabor88 is the way items from different stores work together – perhaps not as the creators intended, but in ways beautiful and strange.

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The delicate femininity of the Glam Affair skin, the romantic sweetness of the Truth hair and the lush opulence of the Yummy rings are all very different but still cohesive.

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And that look extends to the furnishings and the skybox and pretty much everything you can think of. I call in serendipity, some might call it luck, but it certainly is what dreams are made of.

Store info at Blogging Second Life
****SHOPPING LIST******
Poses: Resplendent Ballet Barre
Skin: -Glam Affair- Livy skin- Artic – 03 D @ Arcade
Eyes: [UMEBOSHI] Eon eyes Duo Green (med)
Lashes: Lelutka
Mani/Pedi: SLink Mesh Hands & Feet with FLAIR mani applier
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Flowers (1 Side) @ Arcade
TRUTH HAIR Sakura Hair (1 Side)
Clothing: ::{u.f.o}::Swan Lake, Act1 – skyblue – @ Arcade
Shoes: ::{u.f.o}::Swan Lake, Act1 – ballet flats @ Arcade
Jewelry: (Yummy) Bumble Bee – Aqua @ Arcade
Location:
At The Arcade
AF Paris Loft Skybox RARE
AF Worn Luggage Bag
AF Plaid Luggage Bag
AF Wicker Deer Head
AF Sketchbook
AF Recycled Desk
ANE SLON SET – Elephant (color change) RARE
ANE SLON SET – Frame 01
Seven Emporium 7 – Wonder Wheel #2 RARE (REVIEW)
::{u.f.o}::Swan Lake, Act1 – ballerina clock coral
anc limited EDEN Music
!Ohmai: Tulip Fairy Terrarium
[Breno] A Fishing Getaway- Gramophone RARE (m/c)
::{u.f.o}::Swan Lake, Act1 – mannequin with Hydrangea
::{u.f.o}::Swan Lake, Act1 – mannequin with clothes
::{u.f.o}::Swan Lake, Act1 – haning ballet shoes 4 colors
Baiastice_Emoticons collection- Angel
7 – Clown Head RARE (REVIEW)
Scarlet Creative The Arcade Carriage Day Bed Mod
Scarlet Creative The Arcade Love Birds Mod Copy
* S O R G O – Bauta Mask
* S O R G O – Narcisse Mask
* S O R G O – Mandys Mask RARE
llorisen // eclectic wooden painted chair RARE (copy)
llorisen // eclectic standing mirror.cream (copy)
llorisen // eclectic stacked cushions RARE (copy)
-tb- Framed Picture – Let Them Eat Cake
-tb- Charmant Settee – Mint
-tb- Decorative Fireplace
-tb- Bonjour Glitter Sigh
-tb- Crown and Candle
-tb- French School Chair – White
-tb- Framed Picture – Ballerina
-tb- Framed Picture – Vogue
-tb- Petite Console Table – Cotton
[Commoner] Monogram Throw Pillow / C
Not at The Arcade
fucifino.Orleans Collection Framed Art (Texture Change) (from Collabor88 in 2012)
Resplendent Ballet Barre on marketplace
floorplan. eiffel tower marquee (at Collabor88 in 2012)
Trompe Loeil – Louis Chair Magritte Crown PG F1 (at collabor88 in 2012)

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