Tag Archives: Zuri Rayna

All that was me is gone

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All that was me is gone

Give me again all that was there,
Give me the sun that shone!
Give me the eyes, give me the soul,
Give me the lass that’s gone!

He calls me his queen, and his love, and he pretends not to hear me crying myself to sleep every night. My voice is raw from calling out my sweet mother’s name, then every god in Olympus, and any hero who could come to my rescue. My eyes are cloudy from the gloom and the permanent darkness of the underworld, this dreadful cage where I must now dwell.

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My disheartened Persephone is wearing the beautiful “Spirit of Hope” gown, a lovely design by Silvan Moon, created exclusively for Gotham Island, a wonderful fundraiser event. The proceeds will be donated to the The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. You can find this and more until October 31st.

Persephone’s lovely face is the beautiful Lisa skin from 7 Deadly S{k}ins, which you can find at the current round of eBento. I chose the freckled version in this warm walnut tone. The jewelry set I wear is from the Sugar Drop collection, one of Zuri Jewelry’s latest creations, combined with an adorable Zahra floral crown, fit for the daughter of Demeter.

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Billow and breeze, islands and seas,
Mountains of rain and sun,
All that was good, all that was fair,
All that was me is gone.

✽ڿڰۣ— CREDITS ڿڰۣ—✽

Body:
Maitreya Lara Mesh Body + Hands / Catwa Head Catya (Bento) / Shape: my own / 7 Deadly s[K]ins – LISA freckled – Walnut (at eBento) / IKON Sovereign Eyes – Oak / [RA] Cindy Hair – Essential.

Outfit:
!!SMD!! Spirit of Hope Gown Set-C4P-Exclusive (at Gotham Island) / Zuri Rayna~SugarDrop Set – Plum Fairy (Coming soon!) / Zuri Rayna-Zahra Floral Crown-Moonstone-Diamond.

Setting:
Cerridwen’s Cauldron.

Quotes: the Skye Boat Song, Stevenson’s Version adapted.

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Searching for my sins

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La tierra muerta, como un ojo ciego,
Seguirá andando siempre sin sosiego,
Pero en la sombra, a tientas, solitaria,
Sin un canto, ni un ¡ay!, ni una plegaria.

A dead world like a blinded eye,
Restless forever moves through the sky,
But fumbling in shadow and all alone
Not a song nor a cry nor a prayer intones.

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I was born the Queen’s daughter, resented by my father for not being the prince an heir that he wished for. By his whims, I’ve suffered through downfalls and brief flashes of grace, I saw him drive my mother to wither and die alone, I saw others rise and tragically fall. Now I am the queen, and the most unhappy woman on this sterile Earth.

Today I drove my inspiration from one of the darkest moments in the life of Mary I of England, first daughter of the infamous Henry VIII. After a psychological pregnancy ended her hopes of having a child and heir of her own, her beloved husband left her with the excuse of fighting Spanish wars.

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Here she cries to the god she’s always loved and defended, in an effort to understand what her sins are. She wears the majestic “The Queen’s Daughter” gown, created by Silvan Moon designs exclusively for the October round of We  RP. The head piece is included, and it’s available in different colors. It’s absolutely exquisite, wonderfully rigged, and ready for Maitreya, Slink, or standard SL bodies.

The gorgeous jewelry that my melancholy queen Mary wears is by Zuri Jewelry: one is a complete classic, the Czarina Jewels here in the Elite version (metal/gem/pearl changing menu), and a new release: the Filigree Ring. It’s not fitted or rigged, but it’s already located on the ring finger, for Bento hand users.

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The head I’m wearing today is the new Kiana Bento head by Genesis Lab, a most generous and adorable group gift. I added some wrinkles (Omega appliers by Izzie’s), to better illustrate Queen Mary in the situation I was portraying, lonely, depressed and in pain, thinking that god was punishing her for tolerating “heretics” in her realm.

Sola, con sus criaturas preferidas
En el seno cansadas y dormidas.
(Madre que marcha aún con el veneno
de los hijos ya muertos en el seno.)

Alone, with the creatures it preferred,
In its breast worn out, sleep interred.
(A mother moving on with venom pressed
from her children, dead now, in her breast.)

✽ڿڰۣ— CREDITS ڿڰۣ—✽

Body:
Maitreya Lara Mesh Body + Hands / Genesis_Head_KIANA Bento-3rd Anniversary-Limited Edition (skin tone: Cream) / Shape: my own / IKON Sovereign Eyes – Oak / no.match_ ~ NO_WHISPER ~ Pack of BLONDS / Izzie’s – Face Wrinkles Appliers.

Outfit:
!!SMD!! The Queens Daughter Gown Set-Red (at We  RP) / Zuri Rayna-Czarina Elite V2 Necklace & Earrings Set / Zuri Rayna~Filigree Ring – Garnet/Gold.

Setting:
More Twisted Hunt loot! *UI* Confessional and Benches Twisted Hunt / ~*SR*~ Cathedral Of The Lost Souls c Box.

Quotes: poem “Letanías de la Tierra Muerta” (Litanies for the Dead Earth), by Alfonsina Storni.

Nude

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Nude, you are simple as one of your hands,
Smooth, earthy, small, transparent, round:
You have moonlines, applepathways:
Nude, you are slender as a nude grain of wheat.

I let your eyes feast on the curves of my skin. I need no garments, no other garb than your longing caress and the sumptuous beauty of my jewelry on the warm skin.

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This ode to luxury is Zuri Jewelry’s new Comet Jewels collection. Partial mesh with Zuri’s incomparable diamond gems, this set brings the classic sophistication of vintage jewelry, with a touch of tender fantasy. I’m wearing the Onyx/Diamond gems with sterling silver, but it’s also available in several other color combinations at the main store (the bracelet belongs to the Ava Elite collection… which I also recommend!).

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Nude, you are blue as the night in Cuba;
You have vines and stars in your hair;
Nude, you are spacious and yellow
As summer in a golden church.

✽ڿڰۣ— CREDITS ڿڰۣ—✽

Body:
Maitreya Lara Mesh Body + feet + the super awesome new Bento Lara hands / Catwa Head Catya (Bento) / Shape: my own / Skin: [theSkinnery] Zendaya – brownie + Zendaya lipstick / IKON Sovereign Eyes – Oak / Hair: Iconic: PEI Ombres.

Outfit:
Zuri Rayna – Mesh Comet Jewels – Onyx/Diamond/Sterling / Zuri Rayna~Ava Bracelet V2-Elite (Metal-Gemchange).

Setting:
{RW} Le Petite Grande Room Skybox Set.

Quotes: Sonnet XXVII, by Pablo Neruda, translated from Spanish.

The sweetest taboo

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The sweetest taboo

There’s a quiet storm
And it never felt like this before
There’s a quiet storm
That is you

Pleasure all over your senses, I twirl and twist before your avid eyes on this fantastic dancing pole, made by Anachron for the present round of ROMP – Elegant kink. With a grungy, industrial look, you can choose between several sultry poses and adjust them to fit your body.

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Also from Anachron, Those cool neon signs on the wall can be found at Oh My Gacha. They are great to collect, and even the commons come with a menu to select color, light, and flickering options.

There’s a quiet storm
And it never felt this hot before
Giving me something that’s taboo…

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This luxurious jewelry set is Zuri Rayna’s latest creation: the Dangle Me Beautiful – version 2. Its sinuous curves will seduce you, and the dazzling gems will light up your fantasies. Available in several tones at Zuri Jewelry. I chose stunning sapphires to go with my sensual Nareen Indigo gown, made by the talented MeriVale. With appliers for TMP and Omega, this beautifully designed gown will make you the center of attention.

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You give me the sweetest taboo
That’s why I’m in love with you
You give me the sweetest taboo
Sometimes I think you’re just too good for me

✽ڿڰۣ— CREDITS ڿڰۣ—✽

Body:
Maitreya Lara Mesh Body / Slink Elegant Hands and Deluxe Feet / Catwa Head Catya (Bento) / Shape: my own / Skin: 7 Deadly s[K]ins – JUDY Cotton Candy (it comes with make up options!) / IKON Hope Eyes – Green / Hair: no.match_ ~ NO_OFFENCE ~ Pack of REDS (Image 1) – *TKW* Kielo Reds Blacks (Images 2-3).

Outfits:
Image 1: Elegance Boutique -Dress “Amara” Black / (*<*) 1313 Dark Torment Heels w/Knee Pads – Licorice RARE (at Oh My Gacha) / Zuri Rayna~Elegant Choker – Elite.
Images 2-3: Merivale~Nareen Indigo / Zuri Rayna~Dangle Me Beautiful V2-Sapphire/Diamond/Copper.

Setting:
BBX – Club Sidela / Anachron – Neon Dystopia Signs Gacha (at Oh My Gacha) / Anachron – Industrial Dance Pole (at ROMP) / Arminius seats.

Quotes: “The Sweetest Taboo”, by Sade.

Nessun dorma

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Nessun dorma

Nessun dorma…                              No one must sleep…
Tu pure, o Principessa,                  You, too, o Princess,
nella tua fredda stanza                in your cold room
guardi le stelle che tremano       look at the stars, that tremble
d’amore e di speranza!                with love and with hope!

The air feels thin as the princess paces in despair under the moonlight. Nobody was supposed to guess the riddles, nobody can ever have me. And yet, he did. The unknown prince guessed them all, earning her hand in marriage. She begged, she cried, she threatened, and she was granted another chance. Now she’s the one who must solve a riddle. I must find the name of the stranger before dawn, and then he will die just as all the others before him... Or everyone else in Pekin will.

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My version of the cruel and beautiful princess Turandot is wearing one of the latest creations by Zuri Jewelry: the Snowflake Elite Choker, to go with her heart of ice. This lovely piece offers you a menu with 10 different gem textures for two sets of gems, and 2 metals to choose from. Here is your carriage to the Zuri Jewelry main store.

Principessa di morte!           Princess of death!
Principessa di gelo!              Princess of ice!
Dal tuo tragico cielo             Come down to earth
scendi giù sulla terra!…       from your tragic heaven!

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Princess Turandot could not obtain the name of the stranger before dawn. As it happens often in operas, there was tragedy and death, there were passionate confessions of love, and her heart melted for the first time in her life. His name is Calaf… No, his name is love. They married. But was that really a happy ending? I guess it depends whom you ask.

✽ڿڰۣ— CREDITS ڿڰۣ—✽

Body:
Maitreya Lara Mesh Body / Slink Elegant Hands and Deluxe Feet / Catwa Head Catya (Bento) / Shape: my own / Skin: [theSkinnery] Park Shin – champagne / Zibska [We ❤ RP Gift] ~Sirra Eye Makeup / alaskametro<3 “Liquid Shine” lipstick – Orchid / {S0NG} :: Thea Peach Eyes / [RA] Jade Hair – Essential.

Outfit:
!dM deviousMind “Namika” **FUJI MORNING** RARE / Zuri Rayna~Snowflake Choker – Elite (Metal & Gem Change) / Air_Izumo_7G*ai(dark blue)*.

Setting:
[Azuchi] Azuchi Castle Photo Studio [We ❤ RP Gift].

Quotes: Excerpts from the opera “Turandot” by Giacomo Puccini.

It may be winter outside…

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It may be winter outside…

It may be zero degrees
With the snow falling down
But I’ve got warm and tender love
Just as long as he’s around

The wind cries against the windows, but it’s no match for the crackles of the fireplace. New snow falls relentless and absolutely ignored by us, lost in each other’s embrace. There is only us in the world, and there’s nowhere else I’d rather be.

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The fire plays reflections on the sumptuous gems of our jewelry, from Zuri Jewelry, among la crème de la crème in SL. I’m wearing a Noel set, but tonight the focus is on him.

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He’s sporting Zuri’s new group gift for men, the Leather Braided Reindeer Bracelet. His ring is the new Spellbound Wedding Ring for men. It’s an Elite version: He can select between 11 colors of gems (two sets of gems change separately) and metals. It can be purchased as part of the new Spellbound Wedding Set – Version 4… the ring for her is the beloved Double Aussie, naturally also Elite!

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Winter nights can be awful cold
Without someone to hold
But when I have him next to me
Baby, I’m in ecstasy

✽ڿڰۣ— CREDITS ڿڰۣ—✽

Me:
Maitreya Lara Mesh Body / Slink Elegant Hands and Deluxe Feet / LOGO Alex head / Skin appliers: amara beauty – Fiona 08-Cacao / IKON Eternal Eyes – Hazel / Hair: Y-U: MARCO “BLK” UNISEX / Tattoo: { DATUM } Like I can / Zuri Rayna~ Noel Elite Set / Zuri Rayna -Spell Bound Wedding Set w/Men’s Elite V4.

My handsome guy:
LOGO Ethan head / 7 Deadly s[K]ins – DEVAN / NO.MATCH_NO.PAST / Slink Hands Male / IKON Eternal Eyes – Denim / Yasum*MESH*Dandy Shirt* / [LaZe] Cigar (work in progress)
/ Zuri Rayna~ Leather Braided Reindeer Bracelet (Group Gift) / Zuri Rayna -Spell Bound Wedding Set w/Men’s Elite V4.

Setting:
Our home (mostly from Trompe L’Oeil -including the adorable Advent Calendar from The Arcade- and Dysfunctionality).

Quotes: song “It may be winter outside (but in my heart is spring)”, by Love Unlimited.