What a Beautiful Mess!

A virtual girl's guide to Second Life fashion!

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Love

Love

Look at you, kids, with your vintage music
Comin’ through satellites while cruisin’
You’re part of the past, but now you’re the future
Signals crossing can get confusing

It’s enough just to make you feel crazy, crazy, crazy
Sometimes, it’s enough just to make you feel crazy

You get ready, you get all dressed up
To go nowhere in particular
Back to work or the coffee shop
Doesn’t matter ’cause it’s enough
To be young and in love
To be young and in love

Look at you, kids, you know you’re the coolest
The world is yours and you can’t refuse it
Seen so much, you could get the blues but
That don’t mean that you should abuse it

Though it’s enough just to make you go crazy, crazy, crazy
I know, it’s enough just to make you go crazy, crazy, crazy

But you get ready, you get all dressed up
To go nowhere in particular
Back to work or the coffee shop
It don’t matter because it’s enough
To be young and in love
To be young and in love

Don’t worry, baby
Don’t worry, baby

And it’s enough just to make me go crazy, crazy, crazy
It’s enough just to make me go crazy, crazy, crazy

I get ready, I get all dressed up
To go nowhere in particular
It doesn’t matter if I’m not enough
For the future or the things to come
‘Cause I’m young and in love
I’m young and in love

Love‘ ~Lana Del Rey~

Just a song for you this evening, but I want to bring your attention to the gorgeous ‘Roses Harvest’ tattoo from Carol G Tattoo Studio, which is available now at Cosmopolitan. This is the black version, and there’s also a colour, and a green version available also. The incredible detail of the roses along with the intricate design on the shoulders with more roses on the back make this tattoo really stand out. It has a vintage feel to me, with an elegance that can completely carry an outfit all on it’s own. I’ve chosen to pair it with pearls………nothing but pearls. Cosmopolitan runs until August 25,

The pearls are the ‘Marilyn Necklace’ from If Design, and the set includes 3 strands for the front and 2 that drape down the back.

The ‘G1224’ hair is from tram.

As always I’m wearing 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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In The Heart Of A Woman

In The Heart Of A Woman

She was all that I ever could have wanted her to be
She always knew just how to give the best of love to me
I thought I knew a thing or two about the ways of love
But it was soon to became so clear I didn’t know enough
One day I found a note beside the ring she left behind
It said here is all you need to know for better love next time

Say you love her strong and true let her know all she means to you
Show her she is that special one who shines in your life like the rising sun
Give her love lots of room to grow treat her tender and you will know
The secret to the treasures of heaven in the heart of a woman

A bridge was burned and a lesson learned I never will forget
And for her timeless wisdom I’m forever in her debt
Last night I heard a good friend say he’d finally found the one
I told him to be sure these precious things weren’t left undone

Say you love her strong and true…

In the heart of a woman

Say you love her strong and true…
Say you love her strong and true…

In The Heart Of A Woman‘ ~Billy Ray Cyrus~

*****MULLET ALERT*****
Okay, I’ve warned you so if you do click that link to see the video, I’ve given you fair warning. Billy Ray Cyrus had the most extreme mullet in the history of the mullet! You know, back in the day, I don’t remember them being called this, maybe because I wasn’t in the right mullet circles to be exposed to it, I don’t know…..but it was just a way that some people styled their hair. Now, it’s a mullet and it’s looked down on by most. Me…….I don’t really have an opinion, and I’ll even go out on a limb and say there were some pretty darn sexy men back then that wore that mullet proudly, and looked damn good doing it! I’m sure 20 years from now people will look back on today’s styles and laugh at what people are wearing now, it’s a given. Back when I was a teen everyone wore the highest waisted jeans ever, and the thought of ‘hipsters’ were laughable. Then, after enough time has passed that a past trend can be renamed and released as ‘new’, the low rise jeans come along and the young people are loving it! It all comes back around, remember that…….what was a mullet in the 80’s and 90’s could have a different name and be high fashion just a few years from now, you never know…….and if it does……..I hope Billy Ray is the first one to regrow that party in the back, and the business in the front. He’d have the last laugh, with all the crap he’s probably taken since then…..he deserves it, because along with the Bee Gees and their disco and Henry Winkler who’ll always be known as the Fonz…….the people that are trapped in an era, and can’t escape it……a good shot of irony goes a long way!

Enchantment has opened for business and the theme this round is ‘The Frog Prince’, so you know there’s going to be cute frogs, and wearable frogs, and swamps and all kinds of amphibian goodness. Le Poppycock has released the ‘Sweet Madness’ pose/prop gacha set exclusively for it! The set includes 11 common poses with props including lily pads, frogs, bridges, and logs…..all to make your swampy area perfect. I’m using the ‘Like a Lily’ pose with the lily pads and lily here, and in the right setting it’s perfect for pictures. The pose/prop gacha sets from Le Poppycock are among the best in my opinion and they’re timeless, remaining relevant and completely usable over time. The poses are relaxed and casual and the props are all wearable so it makes taking pictures in no-rezz areas so easy. Enchantment runs until August 21.

I’m wearing the ‘Cryssie Bikini’ from Tetra here. It’s available now at the August round of Collabor88, which is huge since it’s the Birthday round, so there’s tons of designers celebrating this occasion. The bikini is fitted for the Maitreya, SLink, and Belleza(Freya/Isis) mesh bodies.

Also at this round of C88 is the ‘H0726’ hair from tram. Love it!

As always, I’m wearing the ‘Maddie’ skin in ‘honey’ tone from The Skinnery on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

For this picture, I slowly walked into the water just beyond the landing area at Oboeru. I thought I looked very dramatic, striding slowly into the water, my head high, the water rising up past my waist and there I stood….looking beautiful in a thoughtful sort of way. What no one knows is that I’m wearing a gorgeous pair of heels here….and if it had been real life I’d have sunk up to my armpits in the mud….good thing it wasn’t real life, eh! 😀

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Pryce: Body Language Challenge II

Pryce: Body Language Challenge II

Without You

I’ll grow when you grow
Let me loosen up the blindfold
I’ll fly when you cry
Lift us out of this landslide
Wherever you go
Whenever we part

I’ll keep on healing all the scars
That we’ve collected from the start
I’d rather this than live without you
For every wish upon a star
That goes unanswered in the dark
There is a dream, I’ve dreamt about you

And from afar, I lie awake
Close my eyes to find I wouldn’t be the same

I’ll shine when you shine
Painted pictures on my mind
Sun sets on this ocean
Never once on my devotion
However you are
Or far that you’re fall

I’ll keep on healing all the scars
That we’ve collected from the start
I’d rather this than live without you
For every wish upon a star
That goes unanswered in the dark
There is a dream, I’ve dreamt about you

And from afar, I lie awake
Close my eyes to find I’d never be the same
Without you, without you?

Without You‘ ~Eddie Vedder~

Pose: Clasped by Badwolf Poses Some editing was done with Animare.

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Shut Up and Kiss Me

Shut Up and Kiss Me

Don’t mean to get a little forward with you, don’t mean to get ahead of where we are
Don’t mean to act a little nervous around you, I’m just a little nervous about my heart ’cause
It’s been awhile since I felt this feeling that everything that you do gives me
It’s been so long since somebody whispered
Shut up and kiss me

Didn’t expect to be in this position, didn’t expect to have to rise above
My reputation for cynicism, I’ve been a jaded lady when it comes to love but
Oh baby just to feel this feeling that everything that you do gives me
It’s been too long since somebody whispered
Shut up and kiss me

There’s something about the silent type attracting me to you
All business baby none of the hype
That no talker can live up to

Come closer baby I can’t hear you, just another whisper if you please
Don’t worry ’bout the details darlin’, you’ve got the kind of mind I love to read
Talk is cheap and baby time’s expensive, so why waste another minute more
Life’s too short to be so apprehensive, love’s as much the symptom darlin’ as the cure
Oh baby when I feel this feeling, it’s like genuine voodoo hits me
It’s been too long since somebody whispered…
Oh baby I can feel this feeling that everything that you do gives me
It’s been too long since somebody whispered
Shut up and kiss me
Shut up and kiss me

‘Shut Up and Kiss Me’ ~Mary Chapin Carpenter~

The theory that a girl has to kiss a lot of frogs to find a prince sounds so negative. I like to think that no matter how many people you’ve tested the waters of love with, they all bring something to your life. Maybe not all good, but hopefully the bad was part of a lesson learned. I’ve learned some lessons along the way, the biggest one that sometimes someone can be disguised as a prince and once the real person shows, it’s like a nightmare you can’t wake up from. But, overall I like to think that each person will be in your life for a reason, and they may not be there long, but hopefully something can be taken away from the experience. I know I sound almost too positive and happy about failed love, so don’t get me wrong, I’ve come in contact with some complete frogs that have no sign of a prince anywhere in them……..but I’m happy to say that I’ve met my Prince now, and couldn’t be happier. ♥

The theme for this round of Enchantment is ‘The Frog Prince’ and for the occasion, Elle Boutique has created the ‘Ray Necklace & Earrings’ exclusively for it. The intricate design features an adorable frog with a crown and firefly, with tons of options for customization. They’re HUD driven with 7 metals and 12 bead textures, along with being SL materials enabled and resize/delete on touch. The earrings and necklace are sold separately or in the fluffy pack. Enchantment runs until August 31.

I’m loving the new hair from tram here, which I grabbed while fighting the lag at the August round of Collabor88. It’s HUGE with it being the Birthday round, so there’s tons of guest designers. The hair is ‘H0726’ and this is from HUD A.

I’m wearing the ‘Maddie’ skin in ‘honey’ tone from The Skinnery on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya. The little question mark is the ‘Enigma’ tattoo from Queen oF Ink.

I’m using the ‘Prince Charming’ frog and pose from Le Poppycock. I found it on Market Place, but not sure if it’s in the main store.

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Hand In My Pocket

Hand In My Pocket

I’m broke but I’m happy
I’m poor but I’m kind
I’m short but I’m healthy, yeah
I’m high but I’m grounded
I’m sane but I’m overwhelmed
I’m lost but I’m hopeful, baby

And what it all comes down to
Is that everything’s gonna be fine, fine, fine
‘Cause I’ve got one hand in my pocket
And the other one is giving a high five

I feel drunk but I’m sober
I’m young and I’m underpaid
I’m tired but I’m working, yeah
I care but I’m restless
I’m here but I’m really gone
I’m wrong and I’m sorry baby

And what it all comes down to
Is that everything’s gonna be quite alright
‘Cause I’ve got one hand in my pocket
And the other one is flicking a cigarette

And what it all comes down to
Is that I haven’t got it all figured out just yet
‘Cause I’ve got one hand in my pocket
And the other one is giving a peace sign

I’m free but I’m focused
I’m green but I’m wise
I’m hard but I’m friendly, baby
I’m sad but I’m laughing
I’m brave but I’m chickenshit
I’m sick but I’m pretty, baby

And what it all boils down to
Is that no one’s really got it figured out just yet
But I’ve got one hand in my pocket
And the other one is playing a piano

And what it all comes down to, my friends, yeaha,
Is that everything is just fine, fine, fine
‘Cause I’ve got one hand in my pocket
And the other one is hailing a taxi cab

Hand in My Pocket‘ ~Alanis Morrisette~

Ok, so I don’t have any pockets here, but I can imagine I do, because what it all comes down to, it’s all going to be fine, fine, fine.

I know this is monochrome and not showing my outfit perfectly, but I’ll give you the details anyway, because it does matter! 😀 I’m wearing the ‘Boho Blouse and Monokini’ from Maitreya, that’s available now at the Mesh Body Addicts Fair. The fit is perfect and just so you know, I’ve been wearing the blouse with jeans(Blueberry) with no problems at all with the pants clipping into the blouse. The MBA runs until August 21.

The gorgeous hair is ‘Haven’ from Stealthic, and really must be seen in colour to be appreciated. I love their ‘reds’ textures, the perfect reds for my skin tone. ‘Have’ is a pulled back ponytail with a styling HUD for enticing curls on the shoulders, just asking to be touched. It’s available now at Collabor88.

The shoes are ‘Odette’ from **UTOPIA@DESIGN**. I know you can only see the soles of them, at least I haven’t stepped in something nasty, I see. 😀

The pose is from the ‘Sydney’ set of poses from Ana Poses.

I’m at the look out at Oboeru, one of my favourites spots to be while there.