I’m Walkin’….Except I’m Not

There are some bloggers who do an amazing job of reflecting a variety of skin tones when sharing new releases from creators. I’m not one of them. I think my instinctual nod would go to Sydd Sinister. There are probably others.

I’m always impressed with the amount of effort it takes to make a gorgeous contact sheet style post showing all the options with a skin or hair release. I decided to shake myself up and choose a totally different skin tone for myself, simply because in Second Life we can be whomever we want. Continue reading

Brevity is the soul of lingerie

Brevity is the soul of lingerie.

Dorothy Parker always knew exactly what to say and her wit sparkled. I love her quip about lingerie even more than I love this lingerie which is quite a lot.

Brevity is the soul of lingerie.

It’s covered up by the sheer Reva cover-up from Zaara, though bits peek through. Just keeping the front page SFW. This was released at June’s Collabor88 so will be at the store now. The fairy lights are from Floorplan and can be found at Collabor88 for three more days.
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The Love We Think We Deserve

Moments happen unexpectedly. Sometimes you can be just talking and you realize connections are forming, bonds are tightening and you didn’t see them coming at all. It’s those moments that can be bliss, joy, and all the other breathless good things that come from unexpected happiness. Continue reading

a tangle of mysterious prejudices

It is here in my heart and mind and memories

Baiastice Turban at Hair Fair Bandana Booth

The writer Shana Alexander wrote,”Hair brings one’s self-image into focus; it is vanity’s proving ground. Hair is terribly personal, a tangle of mysterious prejudices.” This was brought home to me when visiting my sister who has lost her hair to chemotherapy. Most of the time, she wore a jaunty cap on her head, but she also had a couple wigs. One for each time she got cancer. Get cancer, win a prize! She would dither over what to wear, trying on hats, scarves and her two wigs, turning her head this way and that. It was terribly important because it, more than anything else, allows her to feel normal, to go out into the world without confronting the avid concern of the people she encounters. She does not want her cancer to be prayed over or a topic of conversation. She knows what will be will be and she’s doing her damnedest to struggle to live well while she is living.

It is here in my heart and mind and memories

Kunglers Milena Earrings and El Dorado Necklace.

Imagine for a moment, how much more important that must be for a child. To not have to deal with questions or pity. Pity is hard to take. It is corrosive and erodes your sense of self, your agency, your power. Does anyone really, deep in their hearts, want pity? Compassion, understanding, empathy? Yes, a thousand times, but pity? Never.

Children feel the same emotions that adults do, but they don’t necessarily have the tools to protect themselves from intrusive curiosity or well-meaning but painful pity, or even worse, the mockery of unkind and unthinking children. For them, a wig can be a shield from pain, the armor of confidence. That is why Hair Fair is so important – raising funds to buy wigs for children suffering for whatever kind of hair loss, whether from alopecia or from chemotherapy.

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Amacci At Hair Fair – and a Gift!

Amacci brought us lovely hair and a really cute gift this year at Hair Fair. ZIP is a duo tone that’s free at the event and I think it’s adorable. It reminds me that I should run my ALT through Hair Fair. That girl needs some hair.  Continue reading

Bliensen & Maitai at Hair Fair

Beautiful, short, dramatic hair styles are what Bliensen & Maitai released for this hair fair. Curls braids, roses, headbands or scarves or all of the above are yours for the taking at that booth so be sure to give them a try out, they are all quite lovely. She’s got a nice offering of very good pale blondes as well in her blond pack.

I may never take those pink eyebrows off.

I would like a good FACE mole though, like the ones PXL made for his regular skins. Lelutka heads, I need a face mole OPTION. Someone get on that.

Hair Fair is only open a few more days and that means likely you can get in there and get your shopping done. What are you waiting for! GO NOW!

Gidge is Wearing:
Hair: Bliesen and Maitai from HAIR FAIR 2016
Head: Lelutka ARIA
Skin: Lara Hurley – Cindy

Wasabi Pills To Start Your Morning

I’m up early logging studio time for you this morning. I decided I need to get the lead out and make sure you’ve seen ALL the amazing do’s at the hair fair this year that I’ve got, and I can’t leave out your morning dose of WASABI pills. They are DELICIOUS! Continue reading