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Lovers On The Sun

Lovers On The Sun

Let’s light it up let’s light it up
Until our hearts catch fire
Then show the world a burning light
That never shined so bright
We’ll find a way
We’ll find a way to keep the cold night
From breaking in over the walls
Onto the wild side
The hunger satisfied

We’re burnin’ up

We might as well be lovers on the sun
We might as well be lovers on the sun
We might as well be lovers on the sun

We’ll never know
We’ll never know what stands behind the door
But I got a feeling and it’s a feeling
That it’s worth dying for
Just close your eyes and hold your breath
Because it feels right
We’ll keep it moving
‘Til we make it to the other side
And let’s enjoy the ride

We’re burnin’ up

We might as well be lovers on the sun
We might as well be lovers on the sun
We might as well be lovers on the sun

Let’s light it up let’s light it up
Until our hearts catch fire
Then show the world a burning light
That never shined so bright

Lovers On The Sun‘ ~David Guetta feat. Sam Martin~

Just a song and a picture today, Happy Hump Day, everyone!

The beautiful Chesapeake Bay is the backdrop for this photo.

The ‘G1113’ by tram, the ‘Sahara Dress’ from Tetra, and the look all starts with the ‘Maddie’ skin in ‘honey’ tone from The Skinnery on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

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Both Sides, Now

Both Sides, Now

Rows and flows of angel hair
And ice cream castles in the air
And feather canyons everywhere
I’ve looked at clouds that way

But now they only block the sun
They rain and snow on everyone
So many things I would have done
But clouds got in my way

I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now
From up and down, and still somehow
It’s cloud illusions I recall
I really don’t know clouds at all

Moons and Junes and Ferris wheels
The dizzy dancing way you feel
As every fairy tale comes real
I’ve looked at love that way

But now it’s just another show
You leave ’em laughing when you go
And if you care, don’t let them know
Don’t give yourself away

I’ve looked at love from both sides now
From give and take, and still somehow
It’s love’s illusions I recall
I really don’t know love at all

Tears and fears and feeling proud
To say “I love you” right out loud
Dreams and schemes and circus crowds
I’ve looked at life that way

But now old friends are acting strange
They shake their heads, they say I’ve changed
Well something’s lost, but something’s gained
In living every day

I’ve looked at life from both sides now
From win and lose and still somehow
It’s life’s illusions I recall
I really don’t know life at all

I’ve looked at life from both sides now
From up and down and still somehow
It’s life’s illusions I recall
I really don’t know life at all

Both Sides, Now‘ ~Joni Mitchell~

I’ve looked at life from all sides, not just 2….and no matter how I look at it it remains a mystery to me. It goes back to the kind of age old questions like why is the earth round and the sky blue……..why are we even here! Where did this all come from and where are we going. Were we here before and will we be here again. I’d love to know the answers…….not just scientific answers, I want the weird and wonderful ‘what if’ answers. I hope there’s more to all this than just one shot at living, I hope I was here before and I’m meeting some people again after a long time apart. I hope I’ll be back, to live better, help more, and love longer. And as there’s more questions asked as time passes, just maybe there’ll be some answered too…….like why.

Just a few thoughts today, while you ponder life have a look at Liz while she smokes a cigarette and lets her thoughts wander. I’m distancing myself from her today because she insists on smoking and I’m a militant non smoker in real life…..so today Liz is on her own……she better not be smoking in the house, that’s all I can say! 😀 Anyway, the pose is from the ‘Natalia’ set of poses from CKEY Poses and exclusive to the February round of the SENSE Event. The set includes 5 bento poses perfect for the Second Life smokers. They’re all completely unique and natural, perfect for sitting in deep thought, or leisurely passing the time. The SENSE Event runs until March 8.

I’m wearing the ‘Sophia’ bustier and draped dress from Asteria, both in cream.

The ‘G1204’ hair is from tram.

My look all starts with the ‘Maddie’ skin in ‘honey’ tone from The Skinnery on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

I’m laying in the shade of the Joshua trees at Grauland, here. This is a great sim for lots of sun and working with light and shadows.

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Stargazer

Stargazer
I’m crazy, crazy, I’m the boy
Who defies all, yeah
Lift me higher, than anyone
And hold me arms, yeah

Woman, woman, she out of mind
And simply out of soul, ohh, yeah, yeah, yeah
She gets me higher than anyone
And I miss her so, so do it, I miss her so

Stargazer you call the shots and I’ll take all
Stargazer won’t you kick with me, ohh, please
Stargazer you call the shots, I take all
Stargazer won’t you kick with me, ohh, baby please

I dance a dancer, I’m all wrong
She thinks she’s young and wise but no, no, no
She dance around my, my pretty little cable car
And fix me up with a guy, why?

C’mon, how dare you do this?
Why she done that to me, ever?
Why she done it to me? So I’m singing

Stargazer you call the shots and I’ll take all
Stargazer won’t you kick with me, please
Stargazer you call the shots and I’ll take all
Stargazer won’t you kick with me, ohh, baby please, tell you what?

Stargazer you cry in blue
Anything I’ve ever seen
It ain’t as good as you child
I’m not trying to push your feelings

But I know you hold me like butter in your hands
Cry for me and rub it in
Cry for the savior and the prophet’s son, yeah
Dream of me and Julie Ann, ohh, Xana come back again, yeah

Cry for me and rub it in
Cry for the savior and the prophet’s son, yeah, ohh
Dream of me and Julie Ann, ohh, Xana come back again

Stargazer‘ ~Mother Love Bone~

If you follow along with the music I share here you’ll see that I share a lot of 90’s music with you. I love the whole Grunge era and one of the band’s I’ve neglected to share with you is Mother Love Bone. Of all the bands from that era MLB is one of the earliest ones and just think how different the 90’s would have been without the unfortunate overdose death of lead singer Andrew Wood. There wouldn’t be Pearl Jam as we know it without this happening. It’s been pointed out to me that I seem to listen to a lot of music from dead guys….yea….it’s not a nice way to say it, but my love of 90’s music means that most of the singers that I love have been taken from this world way too soon. But, on the bright side of it all……..there’s still Eddie Vedder, and I’m thankful for that.

Just a simple picture today, I seem to have been on a bit of a roll of inspiration lately, which is a very good thing.

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The Lady in Red

I’ve never seen you looking so lovely as you did tonight,
I’ve never seen you shine so bright,
I’ve never seen so many men ask you if you wanted to dance,
They’re looking for a little romance, given half a chance,
And I have never seen that dress you’re wearing,
Or the highlights in your hair that catch your eyes,
I have been blind;

The lady in red is dancing with me, cheek to cheek,
There’s nobody here, it’s just you and me,
It’s where I want to be,
But I hardly know this beauty by my side,
I’ll never forget the way you look tonight;

I’ve never seen you looking so gorgeous as you did tonight,
I’ve never seen you shine so bright, you were amazing,
I’ve never seen so many people want to be there by your side,
And when you turned to me and smiled, it took my breath away,
And I have never had such a feeling,
Such a feeling of complete and utter love, as I do tonight;

The lady in red is dancing with me, cheek to cheek,
There’s nobody here, it’s just you and me,
It’s where I want to be,
But I hardly know this beauty by my side,
I’ll never forget the way you look tonight;

I never will forget the way you look tonight…
The lady in red, the lady in red,
The lady in red, my lady in red,

I love you…

The Lady in Red‘ ~Chris De Burgh~

I AM the lady in red, it’s a colour I don’t often wear but it’s really stunning! It’s just a simple picture of me today, in an all Blueberry outfit. The ‘Ela Fur Jacket’ and ‘Demi Dress’ aren’t a combination that you’re likely to see often, but it just seemed right to me and the jacket fits perfectly over the dress. When I receive a gift of clothing I always feel just a little more special when I wear it because it was chosen specifically for me and with love. Thank you, Vrir. ♥♥♥

The shoes are ‘Kate, lace’ in black from N-Core.

As always, my hair is from tram, this time it’s the ‘H0928’.

Pose by Manifeste.

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Only the Ocean

Only the Ocean

After all this time
After all of these season
After your own decision to go to the water for a reason
It’s only the ocean and you
And all of this lines
Will all be erased soon
They go out with the tide
And come back with the waves
It’s only the ocean and you

You don’t want
You don’t wait
You don’t love but you don’t hate
You just roll over me
And you pull me in

And this work is done
And this cold is dry
When this world’s too much
It will be only the ocean and me
When these sails go up
Mountains fade away
Stars come back
I’m finally free
It’s only the ocean and me

You don’t want
You don’t wait
You don’t love but you don’t hate
You just roll over me
And you pull me in
And you pull me in

You don’t want
You don’t wait
You don’t love but you don’t hate
You just roll right over me
And you pull me in

And you pull me in…

You just roll over me
And you pull me in

Only the Ocean‘ ~Jack Johnson~

It may seem strange that someone from the prairies can feel at home at the ocean, maybe it’s the vast horizons and huge sky with nothing in between that makes the ocean feel like home. I’ve not been on many large bodies of water, but enough to know that it does draw me in. The air is different though…..on the water it’s moist and refreshing, in the prairies it’s dry. In the heat of the summer it feels like the wind can suck all the life out of everything, leaving the land parched. In the winter the dry air is frigid, taking a deep breath feels like your lungs have shrunk to nothing and your nostrils have frozen closed. It can be a harsh climate, and it seems like it’s ever changing, of course until a high pressure system sits over us for a month at a time and we have -40°C for days on end….and in the summer it’s +40°C for eternity, and either way we’re left wondering wtf! I know if I lived on the coast I’d feel at home, I’d roam the coastline and stare out into nothing and feel completely at home, but what I can’t take is the cloud in the winter. I need the sun no matter the season and the days and days of cloud and rain would drive me to drink. But then again, this long stretch of cold has got me wanting to escape……I don’t drink so that’s not going to happen…….but maybe endless bowls of popcorn and all the classic movies I can stand. That’ll get me through!

I’m at the gorgeous Chesapeake Bay for this photograph. I’m out wading in the water, with the sound of the gulls and the water lapping at the shore. A little piece of heaven right here in Second Life.

I’m wearing the ‘Wet Dress’ from Gabriel and the hair is ‘G1224’ from tram.

This is a pose from the ‘A Bit Shy’ set of poses from .MILA..