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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

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An Endsummer Night’s Dream

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An Endsummer Night’s Dream

Doubt thou the stars are fire;
Doubt that the sun doth move;
Doubt truth to be a liar;
But never doubt I love.
(Hamlet, 2.2)

I wait for you in the moist silence of this summer night. There are strong spices in the quiet air; they speak of that home you left behind to follow me, the smell makes me think of the passion in your smile, when you look at me.

Summer Daydream

I hear your heavy footsteps on the stone path, echoing my heartbeats. I hold my breath. An undisciplined mosquito tries to satisfy herself on my shoulder, the shoulder you love to tease with a subtle brush of your lips. The hinges of the door sing to me. You’re home.

Summer Dream

I’m wearing the dreamy Goddess Sky gown, by MeriVale, incredibly sensual with that partially sheer top. It has an optional “modesty” layer (and brings appliers for mesh bodies, too!). The perfect complement for such a goddess had to be the Sari Elite Collection, from Zuri Jewelry. And because I love to mix-and-match, I added a bracelet from the Ariel Elite Collection, the one I’m wearing on my right upper arm. I’m waiting for my lover inside the Taj Mahal, a sim so beautiful I just had to go back.

Summer Nightdream

Body:

Skin: LAQ ~ Imani2 [Ebony] Glow skin / Shape: my own / Maitreya Lara Body / Slink Hands – Elegant / IKON Sovereign Eyes – Oak / Hair: *booN cornrows hairbase + *booN UDE609 hair blueblack / Nail polish -{ZOZ}- Glitter Candy Silver Polish / Make-up: Tone – Mixed Message – 4 (lips), by Ever An Angel

Outfit:

Merivale – Goddess Sky Gown / Zuri Rayna~ Sari Elite Collection / Zuri Rayna~ Metaverse-Sari Scripted-Elite Ring / Zuri Rayna~ Ariel Bracelet Elite V1 / Nothing else was needed to make this outfit glorious!

Setting:

Background: ~Mumtaz~ Taj Mahal (interior) / Poses from **Poseway**

A Bayadère in the Mist

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A Bayadère in the Mist

Today I’m representing a scene from the ballet La Bayadère (temple dancer or temple maiden). The bayadère Nikiya and the warrior Solor swore each other eternal fidelity. Alas, it would not be a proper ballet if the lovers had just lived happily together. The High Brahmin was in love with Nikiya, and the Rajah wanted Solor to marry his daughter, the princess. TL;DR: not only the Rajah and his daughter plotted Nikiya’s death, they also made her dance at Solor and the princess’ engagement party.

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In the middle of her dance, Nikiya receives an anonymous basket of flowers, where the Rajah and her daughter hid a poisonous snake. When she’s bitten, the Brahmin offers her the antidote, but Nikiya prefers to die, rather than living without Solor. From there, the story only keeps getting darker, and I can assure you there is no happy ending.

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I wanted to recreate Nikiya’s melancholy dance, as she was forced to celebrate the loss of the man she loved. Alluring in her magnificent Les Encantades Padma top and skirt, you can almost feel the soft silk caressing her skin as she dances. Her beauty is enhanced by Zuri Rayna’s new Mist Elite Collection. The diadem falls delicately above her desolate eyes, the swirls and curves of the necklace embrace her chest, the bracelets clink gracefully with her moves, and the belly jewel tantalizes the eyes of Solor as she arches her back.

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For my “cosplay” -so to say- of Nikiya’s last dance and death, I sinned: I edited the Padma top. Don’t get me wrong, the top was gorgeous as it was, but I wanted to show the beautiful necklace. How is the saying, eating the cake and having it too? My background is the glorious Taj Mahal, a sim full of romance and beautiful sights.

Body:

Skin: Zoul Creations – Chloe Sk8 / Shape: my own / Maitreya Lara Body / Slink Hands – Elegant / Slink High Feet / IKON Sovereign Eyes – Oak / Hair: Tableau Vivant~ Cersei II – Basics (past We ❤ RP event) / Nail polish (hardly noticeable, I know…) -{ZOZ}- Angel Polish

Outfit:

*LE* Padma Orchid Skirt – *LE* Padma Rose Top (past Mystery Gacha event) / Zuri Rayna~ Mist Elite Full Collection (diadem, necklace, earrings, bracelets and belly jewel) – Metal, Pearl and Gem changing Set / [The Forge] Boho Foot Jewels, Gold (Epiphany Gacha event, and yes, I’m aware there’s only a glimpse of it, sorry about that).

Setting:

Background: ~Mumtaz~ Taj Mahal / Treacherous flowers scattered on the floor: NSP Wild Flower Bouquet (past Jewels Isle Halloween Hunt) – NSP Peony Flower Girl Basket / Rose on Nikiya’s hand: Rose of lost romance by Ethereallusions. Because I was inspired in a ballet, I used the “Odette” set of poses from **Poseway**.

Perchance to dream

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Perchance to dream

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In the labyrinths of her deep night, Arwal dreams about the bride of flesh she once knew, satin on her warm skin, walking with majesty between columns of stone and marble. She sees her dancing to the shrilling tune of unknown chords, smiling eyes, radiant as a thousand diamonds.

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When did she see her last? How long had it been since the sweet Solyn had gone to dream eternal dreams? Arwal would never speak of it, because it wouldn’t befit a queen to shed tears.

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But what would the sweet Solyn dream about, in that cruel perpetual slumber all mortals must follow? Would she dream of Arwal, magnificent on her flowing throne of waves and dark skies? Would she see the sadness in her eyes?

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How could she? In this magical dreamland, Solyn is vibrant with life and joy, ready to recite her sacred vows of love to her sacred gods of stone. Arwal could even smell the burning wax and hear her friend’s solemn voice, clear as it had been, brushed by emotion.

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Then, as it happens, the spell breaks. Solyn’s laughter still rings in the cold night, and Arwal clings to the fading remains of her lost dream. It’s in vain. She’s awake, and her sweet Solyn, who once was the sister of her soul, is no more.

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~ ARWAL ~

Body:

Maitreya Lara mesh body; Slink Elegant hands (and feet); Skin: Lumae :: Fable ~ River; D!va hair – Diva 2; IKON Sovereign Eyes – Starfall; KOSH lashes V8; Shape: my very own.

Outfit:

Ever An’ Angel – Sonnet – Bridal Gown (cool crown-looking veil included; I added my own chest ruffles because I’m stubborn and wanted to wear my mesh body); Zuri Rayna~Ariel Wedding- Ice Diamond/Blue; Zuri Rayna~MVW Miss USA Scepter~2012 (first image); Aeva // Sukobi Make Up; Chaos Twister, tattoo +Fallen Gods Inc.; -{ZOZ}- Glitter Candy Silver Polish.

Setting:

Revenland RPG – Medieval+Fantasy Roleplay; Photos by Zero Upshaw and Arualblues

~ SOLYN ~

Body:

Maitreya Lara mesh body; Slink Elegant hands (and feet); Skin: LAQ Imani 2 – Ebony; Hair by booN (cornrows hairbase and bun); IKON Eternal Eyes – Hazel; Shape: my very own.

Outfit:

Merivale Alita Bridal White Gown; Jewelry: Zuri Rayna~Champagne Star Necklace & Earrings Set, Zuri Rayna~Tiara of the Mist-Coral Opal, Zuri Rayna~Norena Elite Bracelet and Zuri Rayna~Charlotte Ring Elite; Make up by Ever An’ Angel; -{ZOZ}- Glitter Candy Silver Polish.

Setting:

Ethereal City – Lacrimosa Cathedral; Photos by Zero Upshaw and Arualblues