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Waiting

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Standing on the edge of a quay
No lights flashing on the water for me

Fog in my mind darkens my eyes
Silently streaming for a distant sound

Leftover

The parties are over, everyone left, the world seems to slowly wake up to the reality that nothing really changed. The city smells like hangover and dead remains of fireworks scattered everywhere. The roaring laughter over shining glasses of champagne seems to be a distant memory, perhaps a dream.

I don’t know about you, but I’m eating all my Christmas candy leftovers. Feel free to join!

Shadows all through me shudder away
Echo me, echo me (echo me)

Am I alone or is the river alive
Cause it echos me, echos me, echos me

✽ڿڰۣ— FEATURING ڿڰۣ—✽
Head: LAQ Bento head – Noelle
Body: Maitreya Lara Mesh Body
Skin:
 7 Deadly S{k}ins – Judith – Dew (NEW at The Secret Affair – until January 5th)
Lip gloss: 7 Deadly s[K]ins – Becky Gloss
Hair:  Doe: Burr Bear – Pastels (at Lootbox Gacha event – until January 28th)
Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes – Storm
Outfit: [hh] Corinne Sweater & Skirt Set – Plains and patterns
Cigarette: [ kunst ] – Short Cigarette Holder (gacha)
Setting: {RoawenWood} Glad Tidings Cocoa & Sweets Stand
Pose: FOXCITY. Indulge Bento Pose Set (#4)

Quote: Night boat, by Duran Duran

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Child of snow

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You only see what your eyes want to see
How can life be what you want it to be? You’re frozen
When your heart’s not open

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This is an old legend, the kind that used to be whispered with tremulous voice on a winter night. It tells the story of a beautiful woman in white who simply arrives one night, nobody knows how. She will never stay for long… one day she will disappear as she arrived, carried in a whirl of fresh snow.

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✽ڿڰۣ— FEATURING ڿڰۣ—✽
Head: LAQ Bento head – Athena
Body: Maitreya Lara Mesh Body
Skin:
  7 Deadly S{k}ins – Svana – Maple (NEW at Dubai Event – until January 10th)
+ 7 Deadly S{k}ins – Svana shape for LAQ Scarlet (adjusted for Athena)
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Face snow: Izzie’s – First Snow Make-Up Set (LAQ & Omega)
Hair:  Moon. Hair // Tennessee – Pastels
Eyes: IKON Sovereign Eyes – Starfall
Nails: #EMPIRE – Coffin Nails – Medium *Maitreya*
Nail polish: alme. Chrome French
Jewelry: Zuri’s Snowball Necklace – Diamond/Platinum
Outfit: Silvan Moon Designs – Selenia of Galacia Gown Set – Snowberry (NEW at We love RP – until January 30th)
Ring: Zuri’s My Precious Bonded Wedding Set Diamond/Platinum (Coming SOON!)
Location: Backdrop City – A Winter Project.

Quote: Frozen, by Madonna

Desperate hearts

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I kept the right ones out
And let the wrong ones in
Had an angel of mercy to see me through all my sins
There were times in my life
When I was goin’ insane
Tryin’ to walk through
The pain…

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Sometimes all I seek is noise, loud and busy, bright and shiny, distracting, oh so distracting. Sometimes I think that if the noise is loud enough, I can silence the wailing of my darkest ideas. Sometimes I think that the briefest moment of silence might open the gates to all the shadows. Sometimes I think… and sometimes I don’t.

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When I lost my grip
And I hit the floor
Yeah, I thought I could leave but couldn’t get out the door
I was so sick and tired
Of livin’ a lie
I was wishin’ that I
Would die

✽ڿڰۣ— FEATURING ڿڰۣ—✽
Head: LAQ Bento head – Athena
Body: Maitreya Lara Mesh Body
Skin:
 7 Deadly S{k}ins – Itske – Coconut (NEW at Sense until Dec 8th)
+ Itske shape for LAQ Scarlet – adapted for Athena
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes – Scoria
Hair: :::Phoenix::: Mishon Hair Dipped
Outfit: [WitchCraft] Millicent Dress
Stockings: ..::Energie::..Ella Socks & Tights Appliers
Setting: FOXCITY. Photo Booth – Sometimes
Poses: FOXCITY Highlights VOL2 (4 and 2m, respectively)

Quotes: “Amazing”, by Aerosmith.

Days when you used to love me

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Days when you used to love me

Over and over I keep going over the world we knew
Once when you walked beside me
That inconceivable, that unbelievable world we knew
When we two were in love

I still remember that night, as vivid in my eyes as it was then… the sound of your voice, your laughter, the sparks in your eyes, and that unforgettable, intense cherry-red smile. I was under the spell of your charming little freckles, and the sweet maple tone of your skin…

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This is a very special edition of the brand new Naomy skin, the latest creation by 7 Deadly S{k}ins exclusively for the Skin Fair. This beauty was designed for LAQ heads, and even though you can wear it on any Omega-friendly head, I simply had to try it on my lovely LAQ Neve. I chose the new skin tone, Maple, with adorable freckles. The cherry-red lipstick is one of my favorites from 7DS, Clarity (at main store).

And every bright neon sign turned into stars
And the sun and the moon seemed to be ours…

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The colors on this old photo have long since faded… perhaps by looking at it so much over the time, or perhaps because memories are also fading slowly. A sentence you said, the taste of bourbon on your lips, and that sensual gown, tight on your figure…

This is the luxurious “Spring in Paris” bridal gown, created by the talented dream team Silvan Moon exclusively for The Trunk Show, open until March 18th. It has an incredible timeless beauty, vintage air in the exquisite texture and the pearls on the chest. It’s fitted for classic and mesh bodies, and you can find it in several lovely soft pastel tones.

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Each road that we took turned into gold
But the dream was too much for you to hold…

✽ڿڰۣ— CREDITS ڿڰۣ—✽

Body:
Maitreya Lara Mesh Body + Hands / LAQ Bento – Motion Capture – Neve / 7 Deadly s[K]ins – Naomy – Maple (at the Skin Fair) / 7 Deadly s[K]ins – NAOMY shape (originally for LAQ Lulu, adapted for LAQ Neve) / IKON Triumph Eyes – Hazel / Izzie’s – LAQ Lashes Appliers / 7 Deadly s[K]ins – Clarity lipstick set / Hair: *TKW* Kielo Reds-Blacks.

Outfit:
!!SMD!! Spring in Paris Bridal Gown Set-White (at The Trunk Show) / The Mad Hattery – White Pillbox Hat with Netting / Zuri Rayna~Czarina Peacock – Garnet/Mocha/Dia/Gold (NEW partial mesh version at Zuri’s main store).

Setting:
“Exposeur & The Loft – Room of Balloons” backdrop at Backdrop City.

Quotes: “The world we knew ”, by Frank Sinatra.

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.

Goddess before me

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Goddess before me

Skimming down the paths of the sky’s bright ether
On they brought you over the earth’s black bosom,
Swiftly–then you stood with a sudden brilliance,
Goddess, before me;

Sappho’s Hymn to Aphrodite

This hymn of a desperate lover inspired me for this post.  In Sappho’s fantasy, Aphrodite comes to her call, to ease her pain, promising to grant her the passion of the one her heart desired.

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And what better for such inspiration, than walking through some of the best fantasy events in Second life? I found this beautiful Marcia outfit, by Les Encantades, at the Jackpot Gacha. I was lucky enough to get the ultrarare, which includes a multicolor HUD for the top, skirt, and headdress. It certainly looks divine combined with my Auriel Wings -Bronze by Axix, a rare (yay!) from the Fantasy Gacha Carnival.

The perfect complement came also from the Fantasy Gacha Carnival: my Guardian of the Stars Gold Boots -for Maitreya Lara- and that regal matching Ward -another rare!- by Zenith.

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“Now she runs away, but she’ll soon pursue you; gifts she now rejects–soon enough she’ll give them; now she doesn’t love you, but soon her heart will burn…”

Body:
Skin: LAQ ~ Camille Essential -Tone 1.0 / Shape: my own / Maitreya Lara Body and Feet / Slink Hands – Elegant / IKON Deadshine Eyes – Fjord / Ayashi Taura Hair – Red Pack. Make up: Tone – Vibrant Expressions – High Pigent Liner – Gold.

Outfit:
*LE* Marcia Fatpack + Headdress / =Zenith= Guardian of the Stars Boots – Gold / =Zenith= Guardian of the Stars Ward (Rare) / ::Axix:: Auriel Wings {Bronze} (Rare) / Kibitz – Acantha Claws – Citrus / Maxi Gossamer – Dream Orb Necklace.

Setting:
Background: Background: Revenland RPG – Medieval+Fantasy Roleplay.

Under your moonlight

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Under your moonlight

Were those sounds in the night, by chance, the steps of my love coming back? Is the moonlight guiding the way of his tired body back to my arms? My hearth awaits, awaits, awaits… I can almost feel his breath on my hair, on my skin…

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This beautiful dress is an exclusive for We ❤ RP, made by one of my favorite fantasy/RP designers, Les Encantades. It goes beautifully with the slippers from Les Muses that I found a few months ago at The Fantasy Collective. I also found this adorable long hair at We ❤ RP this round, by EMO-tions. To complete the look, the beautiful jewelry made by the talented Zuri Rayna!

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Body:

Skin: LAQ ~ Jennie2 [Milky] / Shape: my own / Maitreya Lara Body / Slink Hands – Elegant / Slink Mid Feet / IKON Sovereign Eyes – Starfall / Hair by .:EMO-tions:. *  JOLEEN  * blonde (available at We ❤ RP)

Outfit:

*LE* Beatrix Bloody Onyx Limited Edition (available at We ❤ RP) / Zuri Rayna~ Chanty Elite V3 All Changing / Zuri Rayna~ Metaverse Elite Ring / The Muses . Innocent . Slipper . 24 colorHUD

Setting:

Background: The Kingdom of Taure Ru