‘Beauty is in the eye of the beholder’! The media and society work very hard to contradict this saying. Everywhere we look we see what others think we should consider beautiful! The fashion shows focus on super thin models with unnaturally unhappy looks, the fashion magazines focus on the ultra thin also, and Hollywood lives and dies by the young thin women who play the starring roles in TV and film. I’m not saying being that thin isn’t beautiful, I’m saying that if you’ve gotten that way by having an eating disorder, that’s not pretty! This is a big and complex issue and I don’t have the mental energy to get into it too deeply today, but when young girls are committing suicide because of the bullying they receive from others, just because they’re not considered to be ‘normal’, ‘beautiful’, or ‘feminine’ enough, there’s a major problem! I have no idea how this can be changed, as time passes and we become a more ‘civilized’ people, why do these problems, and other majors ones, get worse instead of better? I do know, I’d love to see more ‘real’ women in fashion shows and magazines, but until they include them, without labeling them as a ‘plus size’ model or something like that, it doesn’t count, a model is a model!! All people are beautiful…not just women, but men too, and it has nothing to do with your size , shape, or how old you are! It’s about your character, your heart, and your soul! ‘Nuff said, now on with why I’m here! 🙂
Ok, I didn’t start this post as a rant, but it seems I did rant a little, sorry for that, but it’s a topic that frustrates me immensely! I do want to say, Liz has curves, she’s not a waif, at all! And I don’t want her any other way!
I started planning this post with only the incredible Galaxy nail appliers from Hello Dave in mind to show! The photo ended up nothing like I was planning, so if you’ll zoom in on flickr you’ll get a better look at them! Maia Gasparini, of Hello Dave, is, IMO one of the most creative and talented nail applier creators in Second Life. The Galaxy nail appliers are the most recent release and there is six different packs(of five designs) to choose from. They’re SLink, Maitreya, and Omega compatible, so they will work on the Vista Bento Hands from Vista Animations, too!
I’m wearing one of the nine colour choices in the Arcane Liner pack from Veechi! It’s available at N21 and is compatible with Logo, Lelutka, Catwa, and classic avatars!
I’ve become a huge fan of erratic, and have collected a few sets of lingerie, in the last while! My latest acquisition is from the Colette collection. This is the thong in ivory’ It’s been part of the February round of Collabor88 so it will be in the main store soon! The Colette set is compatible with the Lara mesh body from Maitreya, only!
This is my go-to hair! It’s the Boys & Girls 42 in dark brown from Dura Hair.
The Ribbon Collar from !nfinity comes in three metals, sold separately, with each one being HUD driven with seven ribbon colours to choose from!
I always wear the Two Initial Charm Bracelet,Rare from Izzies!
I consider the Alex mesh head from Logo to be the perfect face for Liz, along with the Alexa skin in honey tone from Sinful Curves Skins. I always wear the Lara mesh body from Maitreya, and here I have on the Vista Bento Hands from Vista Animations!
I’m using a pose from Le Poppycock, but to get good coverage of my….ummm…girls…..I’ve used the Fate Hand Poser from Fate. It’s going to become one of the greatest tools for the bento hands, once I learn to manage those sliders! 🙂