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Brilliant Friends

Please Proceed to the Nearest ExitI just read two books back to back that made me realize there is this whole genre of books with a similar form. I have read many of them over the years, but never realized what they were. I decided to call this genre Brilliant Friends books after Elena Ferrante’s magical Neapolitan Quartet and its first book My Brilliant Friend. The stories are all told by an adult woman looking back on an intense high school friendship that was formative, changing their lives in some way or another. The narrator is the more subdued friend, the quiet one, the follower who is remembering the brilliant, defiant, bold, brave and ultimately tragic friend. Tragedy can take many forms, not just death, but always, the narrator ends in a better place than the brilliant friend. Thinking about it, both the books I just read (Marlena and Please Proceed to the Exit) fit that model but not just them. There’s The Girls by Emma Cline, The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel, even All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda, a mystery has the brilliant friend disappear, runaway or murder victim.

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Remembrance of Poses Past

Missing Posemakers of Days PastI saw a great fashion spread featuring Dominique Tipper in 1843 Magazine a friend brought over because we share a love of The Expanse. All the pictures were composites of the same clothing in different poses, though very different from this one. They all had black backgrounds and vibrantly colored prints. Still, it did inspire me to shoot some pics for a couple composites. Back when my SL inventory was hyper-organized, I filled a couple pose stands by type of pose rather than by pose-maker. Sit and lie poses all organized together. I decided to drag them out and realize that most of the pose-makers in the stands have closed up shop for one reason or another. Among those of us who have blogged for a few years (nine years for It’s Only Fashion), who does not miss the excellent and puntastic poses from Long Awkward Pose or the flash of recognition when seeing a celebrity-inspired iconic pose from Striking Poses?

Missing Pacemakers of Days PastWhile remembering the old, I will also celebrate the new. These Twiggy pants are from Poppy, the new fashion collaboration that opened this month. My shoes are from Juju, new to me and can be found at Shoetopia. The come in a fancy, print version as well.

The hair is from equally new-to-me RunAway and at Hairology. My shirt is from Tres Blah, at Collabor88 and the top underneath is an applier from Luxuria–the texturing half of Poppy. The skin is alaskametro’s Chi released at Skin Fair which just closed up shop, meaning you can find it in the store or marketplace.

**SHOPPING LIST******
Clothing: Poppy – Twiggy Pants *candy pink

Tres Blah – Relaxed Blouse (Maitreya) – Pink @ Collabor88
Shoes: [Juju] Sabi Slink Suede @ Shoetopia
Skin: AlaskaMetro Chi
Hair: [RA] RunAway Jasmin Hair – Boobs 1 @ Hairology
Poses: Long Awkward Pose, Stella Poses, Striking Poses, Poseur (all stores are closed and not on marketplace, sorry)
Appliers: AlaskaMetro Chi
AlaskaMetro Blossom Makeup applier
{Luxuria}Luna Bodysuit – Applier white
Eyes: [PXL] REFLEX Eyes (M) ~ GreenGold
Mesh Attachments: .LeLutka.Head.Chloe 2.6
.LeLutka.Teeth.Chloe 2.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet Deluxe V1.2.5
Slink Hands – Dynamic – Female L (anims) V1.1
HUDS:
AnyPose Expression HUD v1.0 – Wear Me
Slink Ankle Lock

Struck Like An Arrow Right Through My Heart

Reflecting moments often come when we’re least engaged in our lives and just find ourselves in a state of just BEING.

It’s hard to find those moments,but lately I’ve been working on them and finding comfort thinking on my SLIFE and all the things that are good in it.  Continue reading

And bring your dollies three

“It's too cold outside for angels to fly.”

Blueberry / Show Time / Maitreya – Nel Shoe

Hey, hey, oh playmate,
Come out and play with me
And bring your dollies three
Climb up my apple tree

Slide down my rain barrel
Into my cellar door
And we’ll be jolly friends
Forever more, more, more.

“It's too cold outside for angels to fly.”

Pizza – Nightspot [Red] Tailcoat and {Luxuria} Lia Bodysuit – Applier *kale green*


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Where There Is Great Love, There Are Always Wishes

I’m one of the lucky ones, loved, beloved and full of love in return for the one in my life who keeps me going. I had a friend once, when I was a single girl, who used to say “I don’t know why you girls don’t just find one person to love and stop dating all these boys.”

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Everything is fair in love, war, and fashion.

Everything is Fair in Love, War and Fashion. - Reiss Field

Distance lends discretion, so I am beginning my post with a full body shot instead of the usual three-quarter photo I usually use. My blouse is a bit sheer and revealing and so closer, more detailed photos are below the cut on behalf of those who might be taking a peek while at work. I am repurposing a lovely lingerie bodysuit from Luxuria because as Reiss Field once said, “Everything is fair in love, war, and fashion.”
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