I put on this gorgeous jumpsuit from Baiastice that was released at Collabor88 the other day. I had thought I might go check out the beach, but then on a whim, I headed over to MetaLES to see the new exhibition from Sina Souza. It is amazing! However, I could not help but notice that in mood the exhibit and my outfit were on opposite sides of a vast chasm. This jumpsuit is bright, colorful and fun-provoking.
The exhibition is striking, creative, sombre, and thought-provoking.
It also encourages you to be part of it. Here I took seven pictures, one on each pose ball and then just erased a portion of each layer to expose the layers underneath.
Nonetheless, the contrast between what I was wearing and what I was seeing was striking and made me think about how complex and flexible we are as people. It’s a good thing, I think, that we can enjoy ourselves, be happy, and yet still be aware of and concerned about more serious and troubling issues that affect the world.
Wearing frivolous and whimsical shoes like these from Garbaggio does not make us less capable of concern about wars and violence in the world, poverty and hunger at home, or the hatred that drives so many people to unfathomable acts.
Perhaps it is that ability to divert ourselves and compartmentalize that makes us able to persevere. We can get our hair styled by Damselfly and sign a petition, make phone calls, and read the news.
We can wear makeup, jewelry, and dance while we organize. Emma Goldman said the same herself in a statement that has been paraphrased, “If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be part of your revolution.” She had been criticized for dancing at a party and told it was not appropriate for an agitator to dance. She replied, “I did not believe that a Cause which stood for a beautiful ideal, for anarchism, for release and freedom from conventions and prejudice, should demand the denial of life and joy. I insisted that our Cause could not expect me to become a nun and that the movement should not be turned into a cloister. If it meant that, I did not want it.” Except for the anarchism, I can get behind that.
This is two shots of the exhibition. The closer one is only part of it, and then a shot from far away to show how big it is.
Photography by Cajsa Lilliehook
for It’s Only Fashion
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Clothing: Baiastice_Palazzo Jumpsuit Printed-Fuchsia- @Collabor88
Shoes: Garbaggio // Linda Sandals (Maitreya) – Fullpack @Collabor88
Jewelry: Maxi Gossamer Isolde Earrings and Necklace @Collabor88
Skin: Glam Affair – Klara ( LeLutka Applier ) America @Collabor88
Hair: ~Damselfly~Charley Rigged Mesh Sm/Med @ Hairology
Poses: oOo Studio
Appliers: (NO) Art Nails – For SLINK hands – Colorful Florals Collection @Collabor88
Glam Affair – Klara ( LeLutka Applier ) America
Mesh Attachments: Slink Hands – Dynamic – Female L (anims) V1.1
Slink Hands – Dynamic – Female R V1.2
Maitreya Mesh Body – Feet V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
HUDS: .LeLutka.HUD.Chloe 2.7
AnyPose Expression HUD v1.0 – Wear Me
Maitreya Mesh Body – HUD V4.1
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands and Feet Utilities HUD Deluxe V2
Slink Ankle Lock
Location: MetaLES maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/MetaLES/126/110/1200