Monthly Archives: January 2016

L’amour est un oiseau rebelle

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L’amour est un oiseau rebelle

L’amour est un oiseau rebelle                 Love is a rebellious bird
que nul ne peut apprivoiser,                    that nobody can tame,
et c’est bien en vain qu’on l’appelle     and you call him quite in vain
s’il lui convient de refuser.                       if it suits him not to come.
Carmen – Georges Bizet

Most of us have heard a tune or two from Bizet’s most known opera, Carmen (some people, mainly on old Nokia cell phones). Carmen is beautiful, seductive, flirtatious, smart, and above all, free. She enjoys falling in love, and when she does, she loves passionately and fiercely. But she knows that love has no rules…

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Si tu ne m’aimes pas, je t’aime,       If you don’t love me, I love you
si je t’aime, prends garde à toi!        if I love you, you’d best beware!

I’m sporting Zuri Jewelry’s latest release, the beautiful Only You Rose Collection. I wear the Elite version, which offers -as all Zuri’s Elite collections- a menu to change between several colors of gems, pearls, metals, and roses. Delicate and enticing, they are the perfect ornament for my fiery Carmen.

I also wear the gorgeous Andalusia Gown, by Dead Dollz, and I’m dancing in the lovely gardens of the Jewels Isle Shopping District, home of Zuri Jewelry. And these adorable castanets by Una&Luas. They actually come with Sevillanas animation and sound of castanets clacking.

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Body:
Skin: Zoul Creations – Chloe Sk8 / Shape: my own / Maitreya Lara Body / Slink Hands – Elegant / Slink High Feet / IKON Eternal Eyes – Hazel / Hair: no.match_ ~ NO_ESCAPE ~ Pack of BROWNS / -{ZOZ}- Angel Polish – (Slink) Huds (boxed) / Eyeliner ‘Egipsio’ [sic] FIAT LUX / Tone – Fresh – Lips – Defiant Glow by Ever An’ Angel.

Outfit:
Zuri Rayna- Only You Rose – Elite V2-Set / .::Dead Dollz::. Andalusia Gown for Miss V Spain 2015 / Zuri Rayna~Aphrodite Goddess of Love Elite Wedding Rings / .:KC:. HUELVA Heels for Slink High Feet – FATPACK / :::Una&Luas::: Castanets

Setting:
Background: Jewels Isle Shopping District – Poses: (CTS) Wardrobe v2.5

Un dì felice, eterea…

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Un dì felice, eterea…

Di quell’amor ch’è palpito dell’universo intero,
misterioso, altero, croce e delizia al cor.
With that love which is the very breath of the universe itself –
mysterious and noble, both cross and ecstasy of the heart.
La Traviatta – Verdi

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One day Violetta passed before me, happy and light as air, and ever since that day, even without knowing it, I loved her. She laughed, with that adorable soprano ring of hers, then plainly said I should find another, for she could not accept a so heroic love as mine. But she gave me a flower with a mischievous smile. “Bring it back to me when it has withered…” Could I dream of more?

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She is half-dressed… or is it maybe half-undressed? She playfully asks “The red mask or the violet?” Ah, Violetta… tonight I’m yours. I need no masks, no pompous dress… Only you.

Today I took my inspiration from two characters in La Traviata, one of the most famous operas by Giuseppe Verdi, which tells the love story between Violetta, a courtesan, and Alfredo, a young bourgeois. Anachron is presenting these adorable Venetian chopines at Cosmopolitan, and I just couldn’t resist it. These were the coolest fashion trend back in the XVIth century, brought by the cortigiane oneste, the “classy” courtesans. These ladies were high class, educated, talented, and beautiful. The shoes gradually became a sign of social status: the higher they were, the wealthier the lovely woman who wore them.

Anachron’s Venetian chopines come in various beautiful colors with rich textures (see some of those scattered on the floor, because Violetta is too busy right now to clean up the room), and they include a script that places your foot in the right position. They are compatible with various mesh feet (sometimes little adjustments are needed, of course).

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While Alfredo helps Violetta out of her garments, let me tell you what I found at The Liaison Collaborative this month: The Roawenwood provided me with the perfect decoration for Violetta’s home, the new Ashur set. It includes the bare chair where my Alfredo sits, a draped version, the beautiful rug, a table, and the detailed screen where Violetta was getting ready for her lover. As usual with Roawenwood, the animations are smooth and natural. I also included some elements from the Tarkhan set, just because I love it, and it looks great.

As it’s the case with most operas, the story of Violetta and Alfredo ends tragically, but today they are flirting, and they’re happy, and the second act doesn’t exist.

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Body:
Maitreya Lara Mesh Body / LAQ ~ Camille Essential Skin – Tone 2.0 / [ Oblivion ] Middle-age White 010 – Red dark / .:EMO-tions:. *GISELLE* brunette / IKON Sovereign Eyes – Oak.

Outfit:
Anachron –Venetian Chopines – Imperatrice / Yasum*Burlesque Cutie*PLUM / ~*SV*~ Bloomers White / Black and White Maitreya Sweet Tea Thigh Highs Flat / Anachron – Dark Masquerade Masks: Black Widow and Vamp (as props) / Zuri Rayna ~ Antique Pearls Elite V1 Choker and Bracelets.

Alfredo:
HND Designs – Luxury Socks / Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands MALE V2.2 – L – Relaxed
PFC~General (Male) – L / Amacci Hair Isak ~ Graphite / FANTAVATAR & MOONSTRUCK !! Aliprando Outfit / 7 Deadly s{K}ins – July Taupe v1 noHB / IKON Eternal Eyes – Denim (M)

Setting:
{RW} Ashur Living Furniture Set / {RW} – Tarkhan Set / The room was made by Zero, who is also my Alfredo.

Mary Alice

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Mary Alice

In that galaxy far far away that I call my Real Life, my big sister and I didn’t grow up together. Technically, we’re half-sisters. Some stories are complicated, and humans can be stubborn, so by the time we finally got to know each other, we had an ocean of distance between us.

We were surprised by how much of our lives -and idiosyncrasies- was similar, even though we were raised differently. Perhaps it’s what we wanted to find, a connection beyond some common DNA. We became close.

Last year her world was shaken. Cancer. Years ago, she watched one of our brothers fight that battle, and lose it. I feared for her, of course I did. She was afraid, and angry, and all those other indescribable things we feel in the face of pending doom. But she buckled up and charged.

When I saw the new “Inner Beauty” pageant sashes that Anachron made for Oh My Gacha, I thought it was refreshing to celebrate the best of our human qualities -determination, independence, generosity, honor, etc., rather than focusing on beauty, whatever that means to anyone in particular.

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My sister had described to me briefly how shocking it had been for her to see herself in the mirror. The scars, the pale skin, the lost weight, the hair loss: things that matter to a woman in this world obsessed by physical beauty. A few days ago, my sister posted a photo of herself with a victorious smile on her face, after having survived her third round of chemotherapy. She was celebrating life and she looked beautiful -to me. I couldn’t think of anything I would prefer to portray Miss Courageous.

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But you don’t need to be in extreme circumstances to celebrate your beautiful qualities. We all have this so called “inner beauty” in us, and we all know others who do, often unrecognized. You can find these sashes at Oh My Gacha until January 24th; you can send them to someone you would like to award, or simply wear them with pride.

Style and Outfit:
LAQ ~ Camille Essential skin ~ Tone 1.0 + LAQ ~Chest v6 / IKON Eternal Eyes – Hazel / Maitreya Lara Body / Maitreya Lara Mesh Panties / Anachron – Inner Beauty Pageant Sash – F – Courageous / :: ARTIZANA :: NAGALI C Mesh Headwrap.

Setting:
The location is my home; the house was designed and built by Zero Upshaw.

Trust in me…

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Trust in me…

Trust in me, just in me
Shut your eyes and trust in me
You can sleep safe and sound
Knowing I am around

Come closer. You know you’ve been yearning for this since that night, not long ago. Yes, closer still. Let me drink you up with my eyes first, there is no rush. There is time for exploring every sinuous curve, every hidden treasure. Let my fingers slither across your eager skin, let my tongue draw frisky paths until you shiver in pleasure. The night is long, and all your sighs are mine.

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Let yourself explore your most captivating SL kinks at ROMP, the event where talented designers offer their vision for elegant kink. Today I feature two wonderful creations I picked up over there.

First, the new Tantra Chair by The Roawenwood. Its unique design is playful and inviting, and it comes with a HUD to change the texture of the top. The poses and animations are beautiful and natural, ranging from relaxed to deliciously naughty.

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It’s impossible to resist the seduction of the new Dark Masquerade Masks by Anachron. I’m wearing the Black Widow open version, but it’s a difficult task to pick a favorite. They come in open versions, as masks, and closed versions, as enticing blindfolds, and several unisex options. Seize the Roawenwood Tantra chair and the Anachron Dark Masquerade Masks at ROMP, from January 8th to 22nd. Click here to get a ride.

Completing the style, the sumptuous Madeline Set in Gold/Cherry Wine, by Zuri Rayna, one of her relatively recent releases.

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Slip into silent slumber
Sail on a silver mist
Slowly and surely your senses
Will cease to resist

Trust in me, just in me
Shut your eyes and trust in me

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Style:
Maitreya Lara Mesh Body / Genesis Head Lara 2.0 / Skin appliers: Lumae :: Jewel – 1 – Pearl – Cocoa (Group Gift) / .:EMO-tions.. *ANTOINETTE*  B/W pack / IKON Sovereign Eyes – Starfall.

Outfit:
Anachron – Dark Masquerade Mask – Open – Black Widow / DR corset mesh M lace – Purple / Sweet Tea Metallic Design Basics Black Gloves / antielle. Baroque Corset Stockings – Indigo / Zuri Rayna~Madeline Collection – Cherry Wine-Gold

Setting:
{RW} Tantra Chair Set for ROMP + {RW} Pale Shaggy Rug / The room belongs to the home of my wonderful -and very patient- friend BelleEnMorte (whom I call Ney), at Stronghold of Arachlaria.

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