What a Beautiful Mess!

A virtual girl's guide to Second Life fashion!

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These Arms of Mine

These Arms of Mine

These arms of mine
They are lonely
Lonely and feeling blue
These arms of mine
They are yearning
Yearning from wanting you

And if you
Would let them
Hold you Oh how grateful I will be

These arms of mine
They are burning
Burning from wanting you
These arms of mine
They are wanting
Wanting to hold you

And if you
Would let them hold you
Ohh how grateful I will be

Come on, come on baby
Just be my little woman (yeah)
Just be my lover I need somebody,
(Somebody) To treat me right
(Ohh) I need your warm loving arms to hold me tight
And I need your tender lips too
Hold me, hold me

These Arms Of Mine‘ ~Otis Redding~

The topic of tattoos can be a touchy subject for some, but they’re pretty mainstream anymore, even I have one……well…..actually 2……but I don’t pay much attention to them anymore, they’re just there. When I say 2….I don’t mean sleeves that cover both my arms…..no…it’s just 2 little ones. I have a neighbour that’s got sleeves and he has long hair, wears a welding beanie and his dog is a Rottweiler named Kaos, knowing all that most people would think he’s definitely a biker, not that being a biker is a bad thing, of course! But he’s not…….his thing is rebuilding old cars, making rat rods and such…..I make it sound like I know what that is…but I really don’t. I just know he takes an old rusty hunk of junk and makes it a thing of beauty and that he’s one heck of a nice guy, what I’m getting at is that the days of tattoos being only for a certain type of person is gone. I say, ‘whatever floats your boat’, everyone’s different and no one has a right to judge, we all just happen to be drawing breathe at the same time in history, and since we’re all here we may as well make the most of it! And since it’s Friday that’s exactly what I’m going to do…..I’m going to stay up an hour later than usual and maybe have popcorn…..I’m livin’ large, my friends!

Vrir and I are wearing the ‘Dragon’ unisex tattoo from Carol G Tattoo Studio for this picture. I’m hoping you can sort out our limbs and see where one stops and the other begins. It’s lots of colour and dragons and eye catching lines, and it’s available now at the ULTRA EVENT, that starts tomorrow, December 15. Like I said, it’s unisex and compatible with all the major mesh bodies, including anything Omega driven.

I’m wearing the ‘G1020’ hair from tram, and black, no less. I haven’t worn hair this dark in a long time!

The ‘Tube Bra’ is from the ‘Diane’ set of lingerie from /erratic/.

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. I’ve added a bit of shadow from the ‘Satin Shadow’ pack from Buzzeri.

The pose is ‘Unseen Passion’ from Ana Poses and available now at The Men’s Department.

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Not For Me

Not For Me

Dirty Sunrise creeping in
Broken bottles, gilled within
The room is black
The blinds are drawn

I don’t remember anything
What I’ve done, where I’ve been
Another night has come and gone

This is not for me, no
This is not for me, no
This life is not for me, no
This is not for me, no
Anymore

The devil smiles and laughs at me
Says you’ll be back, just wait and see
You know I’ve heard this all before

And I say
You can keep your high life in the hills
Your cocaine lies and whiskey thrills
I don’t need you anymore

This is not for me, no
This is not for me, no
This life is not for me, no
This is not for me, no
Oh oh oh

The only thing that makes me whole again
Is to stand right here before you with a song, oh
I’ll keep running til the very end
For the life I’ve lived is not the life I want

Dirty sunrise creeping in
Broken bottles, gilled within
In a place I don’t belong

This is not for me, oh
This is not for me, oh
This life is not for me, oh
This life is not for me, oh
Anymore, yeah

You can keep your life
I don’t want anymore, yeah
I’m gonna leave it all behind yeah
I’m gonna leave it all behind yeah
I don’t want no more, don’t want no more
Yeah yeah yeah

Not For Me‘ ~Slash feat. Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators~

Ok, this song has nothing to do with me, with my real life or Second Life, or this picture. I chose this song and video to show you all a few things, firstly, that Myles Kennedy of Alter Bridge has an incredible voice reminiscent of Axl Rose’s. Secondly…..this is a great song! And thirdly….take a look at Slash……he looks the same as he did in the 80’s, I know…..as much as you can see of him anyway. But, what gets me is his hat! I know he’s always worn the top hat…but this isn’t like the plain black ones of days gone by. It’s got perfect detailing….a little bit steampunkish I think, the texture’s incredible with the right amount of gloss, and the one thing I’m sure of is that if he takes it off…that hair is coming with it. I’m sure Stealthic or tram could do this hair to perfection….and if Rucy Byron of ~APHORISM~ did the hat it would be incredible!! This is a hint, you guys….because this is something SL needs!!! Oh……if you have a mind to, take a listen to some of the GnR song that Myles Kennedy has partnered with Slash for…….good stuff! I know nothing can compare to GnR back in the day…….but this is a good reboot!

I’m wearing the ‘Pricilla Top’ from *Just BECAUSE* here, it’s exclusive to the December round of FaMESHed. It comes in 26 colours plus the fatpack and it fits the major mesh bodies. It’s sleek and simple and perfect for the cooler days! I put the ‘Wilma Jeans’ with it here, they have retro wide legs and can be worn with flat or high feet. They’re available at the *Just BECAUSE* main store.

I’m using a pose from the ‘Enough Said’ sets of poses from Le Poppycock. There’s 2 sets of 6 poses eacha and they’re a collection of casual poses perfect for fashion photography. They’re available now at the December round of The Chapter Four.

The rigged ‘F1120’ hair from tram has a long braid down the back.

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.

I’m at the warm and sunny Little Havana for this shot. I need the sunshine…so to get away from winter gloom this is the perfect escape.

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Zombie

Zombie

Another head hangs lowly
Child is slowly taken
And the violence caused such silence
Who are we mistaken

But you see it’s not me
It’s not my family
In your head, in your
Head they are fighting
With their tanks and their bombs
And their bombs and their guns
In your head,
In your head they are cryin’

In your head, in your head
Zombie, zombie, zombie
Hey, hey
What’s in your head, in your head
Zombie, zombie, zombie
Hey, hey, hey, oh
Dou, dou, dou, dou
Dou, dou, dou, dou
Dou, dou, dou, dou
Dou, dou, dou, dou

Another mother’s breakin’
Heart is taking over
When the violence causes silence
We must be mistaken

It’s the same old theme since nineteen-sixteen
In your head,
In your head they’re still fightin’
With their tanks and their bombs
And their bombs and their guns
In your head, in your head they are dyin’

In your head, in your head
Zombie, zombie, zombie
Hey, hey
What’s in your head, in your head
Zombie, zombie, zombie
Hey, hey, hey
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Hey, oh, ya, ya-a

Zombie‘ ~Bad Wolves(The Cranberries cover)~

Where has the year gone? One day I’m mowing the lawn, the next day I realize I haven’t done my Christmas shopping yet, and it’s mid December! Yea……I haven’t done my Christmas shopping, yet……I’ve started, and I’d be done if I only bought gifts for one person, but there’s a few more than that. I don’t think I’ve ever been this late, and to be honest, I still have no idea what to get. I’m going to end up being one of those people who wander around the store with a blank look hoping some miracle happens! But, there will be no miracles…….at least when it comes to shopping. I just need to think of something to get them…..that’s the whole thing……I have no idea. And when I ask, I either get a shrug, or ‘nothing’! That’s really helpful isn’t it. I guess with answers like that they can’t complain, no matter what I get them.

I’m showing off the ‘Sentiment’ tattoo from Carol G Tattoo Wear here. It’s an intricate design that looks great with anything that has a plunging neckline, and since it comes in black(seen here), henna, and white and it’s not seasonal, you can wear it anytime throughout the year. It’s compatible with the major mesh bodies plus anything that’s Omega driven. It’s available now at the Vanity event, which runs until December 25.

The ‘G1224’ hair is from tram.

The Shiraz pose and chair are from Ana Poses.

I’ve put on a pair of undies for a bit of coverage here. They’re the ‘Cerise Panties’ from /erratic/.

And 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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Angel Eyes

Angel Eyes

Girl, you’re looking fine tonight
And every guy has got you in his sight
What you’re doing with a clown like me
Is surely one of life’s little mysteries

So tonight I’ll ask the stars above
“How did I ever win your love?”
What did I do?
What did I say
To turn your angel eyes my way?

Well, I’m the guy who never learned to dance
Never even got one second glance
Across a crowded room was close enough
I could look but I could never touch

So tonight I’ll ask, the stars above
“How did I ever win your love?”
What did I do?
What did I say
To turn your angel eyes my way?

Don’t anyone wake me
If it’s just a dream
‘Cause she’s the best thing
Ever happened to me

All you fellows
You can look all you like
But this girl you see
She’s leavin’ here with me tonight

There’s just one more thing that I need to know
If this is love why does it scare me so?
It must be somethin’ only you can see
‘Cause girl I feel it when you look at me

So tonight I’ll ask the stars above
“How did I ever win your love?”
What did I do?
What did I say,
To turn your angel eyes my way?
Hey, hey, hey, yeah, awww

Angel Eyes‘ ~Jeff Healey~

Vrir watches as I walk away, but if there was a sequel to this picture it would be one of me walking back to him. We were out and about taking some pictures in the snow today. We spent some time at Ponto Cabana, and it was snowing fairly heavily in some places, you’d think there’d have been some kind of weather warning about that. Luckily Vrir has an overcoat I could borrow if needed, but I’m Canadian……a little bit of chilly weather doesn’t scare me!

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Love Can Only Heal

Love Can Only Heal

In another life
In another place
Maybe you’d have found what brings some to believe
On a different road
In a perfect space
Maybe all the hurt you know would fail to be

Nevermind the pain
‘Cause love can only heal
If only you could trade the dark for light it might reveal
That there’s a place inside
Don’t be afraid to feel
‘Cause love can only heal

Did it let you go
When you lost your way
Did it throw you to the wind and watch you break
Does it haunt you now
Are you ever safe
The empty space inside of you can’t take

Nevermind the pain
‘Cause love can only heal
If only you could trade the dark for light it might reveal
That there’s a place inside
Don’t be afraid to feel
‘Cause love can only heal

La la la… love can only heal…

Nevermind the pain
‘Cause love can only heal
If only you could trade the dark for light it might reveal
That there’s a place inside
Don’t be afraid to feel
‘Cause love can only.. heal…

Love, love, love, love

La la la… love…
‘Cause love an only heal
La la la… love…
Love can only heal

Love Can Only Heal‘ ~Myles Kennedy~

This is one of the most powerful songs I’ve heard in a long time, and how he presents it in this video can bring a person to tears(it did for me). If you have a heart and can feel, this will move you, bring tears to your eyes, and send shivers down your spine. If you prefer not to hear him talk a bit about the song, the music starts at the 1:37 mark of the video, so just fast forward to that, close your eyes, and let it all out.

I love this pose and prop from the ‘Starry Night’ pose/prop gacha set from Le Poppycock and available now at The Liaison Collaborative. The set contains 14 pose/props with a nice collection of stars, moons, penguins, and snowmen to pose with for this holiday season. I’m using the ‘Make a Wish’ pose here, and the one thing I know is other than world peace, I have all that I need. The Liaison Collaborative runs until December 26.

I know my outfit isn’t all that visible with this moonlight lighting, but I started with the newest release from ISON, the ‘Turtleneck Side Lace Dress’, that’s available now at Collabor88, then I added the ‘Cozy Tights’ appliers from Izzie’s for a bit of warmth. I’ve also used the ‘Closed Eye’ appliers, for Catwa heads, from Izzie’s. The ‘Yana Puff Vest’ is from fame femme, which I can’t find anywhere…..so I guess it’s not available anymore.

The hair is ‘G0511’ from tram. I can’t believe I didn’t have this one before now!

The ‘Puffer Boots’ from Semller are my favourite hiking type boots.

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.