Collabor88

The Mask

Who are we really? No one person shows their true self in it’s entirety to everyone. I know I don’t, and it’s not because I’m not who I appear to be, it’s just that I’m more comfortable to show certain parts of myself to certain people. One person may see me as bubbly and funny and another may see me as somber and introverted, I’m both of those. I guess if someone is in my life long enough they’ll probably see me more completely than some, but I still need to feel the comfort and acceptance to show all of what I am. I can be a great jokester at times and sometimes it’s from just being in a good mood, other times it’s to hide a part of me. You know the saying, ‘if I don’t laugh…I’ll cry’…yea…that’s me sometimes. It may be a mask we put on to hide behind……but if I went around showing exactly how I feel…..honestly, everyone would run for the hills! I’m up….I’m down…..I’m sideways……and it can change at any moment…but the one true thing is that regardless of what I show, it’s me.

This is a little different than my norm, isn’t it! Every now and then I like to completely shake up my look and escape my comfort zone. When I do this, it’s usually wearing items from R2 Fashion. When the new round of Collabor88 opens up I always look at what’s new from R2 and the ‘shikura’ outfit jumped out at me. Although a lot of it is see through, I still feel covered, so I can pose and not feel completely exposed. This outfit comes in three parts, the boots, bra and panties, and little bolero are all sold separately,or as a fatpack, and are exclusively for the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya. It comes in six colours, and in case you’re curious, the panties come in two parts so if you like the feeling of going commando, you can do that too!

I love the ‘Kef’ hair from [Bad Hair Day]! [BAD] has a huge colour palette with each hair having two layers to customize independently, and the pack also includes a mirrored version.

This isn’t an accurate depiction of the gorgeous ‘Raine’ skin from Avada, but take a trip to AppliquΓ¨ when it opens on November 15 and see how pretty she is. ‘Raine’ is looking good on the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

This pose is from the ‘Smoky Music’ set of poses from Le Poppycock!

That Voodoo Stuff Don't Do Nothing For Me!

Take a picture of this
The fields are empty, abandoned ’59 Chevy
Laying in the back seat listening to Little Willie John
Yea, that’s when time stood still
You know, I think I’m gonna go down to Madam X
And let her read my mind
She said “That Voodoo stuff don’t do nothing for me.”

I’m a man with a clear destination
I’m a man with a broad imagination
You fog the mind, you stir the soul
I can’t find, … no control

Catch the blue train
To places never been before
Look for me
Somewhere down the crazy river
Somewhere down the crazy river
Catch the blue train
All the way to Kokomo
You can find me
Somewhere down the crazy river
Somewhere down the crazy river

Wait, did you hear that
Oh this is sure stirring up some ghosts for me
She said “There’s one thing you’ve got to learn
Is not to be afraid of it.”
I said “No, I like it, I like it, it’s good.”
She said “You like it now
But you’ll learn to love it later.”

‘Somewhere Down That Crazy River’ ~Robbie Robertson~

Back in the day I used to go to the Psychic Fair that came into town. It was fairly big back then….lots of psychics with their booths giving readings to anyone who wanted one. Some did palms others tarot cards, and some did some kind of thing with your aura. The one year I chose a guy that looked exactly like Van Morrison who read my palm. I can’t remember exactly what he said my future would be but I don’t think he mentioned the things that did happen. I’m not sure if he mentioned a tall dark stranger, but if he did, that guy turned into my ex husband and that was a time I wish I could forget! You know, I should listen to the reading…I found I still have it, tucked away in my keepsake ammo box! It’s on a cassette, so it’s just a matter of finding a cassette player so I can see how wrong he might have been. I’ve always been open minded about the supernatural and things that mainstream science poo poos, but I’ve always been torn between huge curiosity and utter terror of discovering something I really don’t want to know about, like seeing the ghost of my Granny or coming across those aliens in the barn yard. One thing I know I’ll never touch again is a Ouija Board, everyone can say they’re a harmless game, but they scare the heck out of me now, after using one back when I was a kid. It was definitely some kind of scary sh*t! πŸ˜€

I’m ascending the front steps of the ‘Magik Shoppe’ at Arranmore, and with this creepy thing at the front door and another one inside, I’m being fairly cautious. I hope no one is hiding just inside the door….ready to jump out and scare me!

The ‘Fiona Dress’ is a new release from Stories&Co. by Flowey for Collabor88, and it’s curve hugging shape is incredible! It’s high neckline with a simple collar and the just-under-the-knee length really flatter pretty much any type of body, with 3/4 sleeves to make the focus of this dress completely on your curves! It comes in ten colours, but the fatpack includes 3 exclusives which are this purple, a latex version plus one with blood on it. The collar is HUD driven with 5 options, when the fatpack is pourchased, and the dress also comes in the VTech version to have a completely flat bust. It’s fitted for the Maitreya and SLink mesh bodies.

You can only see the back here, but believe me when I say the ‘Consent Heels’ are super sexy with a little touch of attitude! They’re from CULT and fit the Maitreya, SLink, and Belleza mesh feet.

This is the ponytail from the ‘INA’ hair from Argrace. This is from the browns pack.

The rest of me is the ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada, which will be available in November, on the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

This is pose 19 from the ‘Breaking the Habit’ set of poses from Bauhaus Movement.

What's In Your Pockets?

I remember the days of having a laundry day, where all the laundry is done all in one day to get it out of the way for the week. But, with the advent of automatic washers, laundry is pretty much whenever I feel like it or it’s become a necessity. So, today it’s a necessity and I’ve done a couple loads of things I can’t do without. One of the loads is what I wear around home doing my outside work, and while I was emptying pockets I was wondering what non farming people find in their pockets. Today I found a washer for a garden hose, a piece of baler twine, a drill bit, and a fence staple. It doesn’t take me long to gather up a plethora of things throughout my daily travels! So with that in mind, what do people in other occupations find when they do laundry? A mechanic probably finds nuts or bolts, a carpenter maybe has the stub of a pencil in his, and maybe a plumber has an empty spool of teflon tape. One thing I don’t want to know is what a doctor, meat cutter, or funeral director finds in theirs!

The weather here has taken a turn for the worse and it’s time to bring out the toques and mitts. So, in honour of that I’ve chosen the ‘Mira’ hair, which features a much needed beanie, from Besom. This is the extensions pack available at the October round of Collabor88 and it contains a whopping 108 colours! The bangs are an add on that, when worn, have three styling options to make it just the way you like!

Make sure to mark the Underdog Event down on your Second Life calendar! It starts on October 14 and make sure to grab the ‘Crescent Necklace’ from Slipper Originals while you’re there! It’s HUD driven with about a million options including on/off options for the kitty and the stars as well as 14 colours for the moon, bead, and rope. The Underdog Event runs from October 14 to November 4.

I’ve completely fallen in love with this skin from Avada! This skin isn’t available to the public yet, but stay tuned and you can find out when and where it’ll be when it’s released. It’s ‘Raine’ in ‘miel’ tone and it’s luscious lips are the best part, in my opinion…although it’s all gorgeous! I’ve added one of the options from the ‘Sydney’ eyeshadow Catwa applier from Le Boheme. As always my look all starts with the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

The V Neck Sweater from Tres Blah was part of a previous Luxe Box which I found in the back of my inventory all wrinkled and dusty! It’s definitely sweater weather.

The ‘Kaylah Jeans’ from Just Because are available at the current round of ~uber~, and you may not be able to see this, but I’m wearing them with the ‘Anna Boots with socks’ also from JB! The jeans are fitted for the major mesh bodies and there’s a few versions, including one to wear with these boots! Love them!

My eyes are from the ‘Nissa Eyes’ pack from Zombie Suicide.

This pose is from the ‘Barcelona’ set of poses from PosESioN.

I’ve taken in the sights at The Last Forever while taking this pic.

Show Me How To Live

Nail in my head
From my creator
You gave me life
Now show me how to live
Nail in my head
From my creator
You gave me life
Now show me how to live
And in your waiting hands
I will land, and roll out of my skin
And in your final hours I will stand,
Ready to begin

Show Me How to Live ~Audioslave~

Just a few song lyrics today in place of my sometimes witty and thought provoking dialogue. πŸ™‚

I want to show you something! Look closely, you can’t miss it! It’s the ‘Noor’ hair from [BAD HAIR DAY] and it’s AWESOME! It’s brand new and available at the main store! I’m wearing options from the ‘colors’ pack and I know I don’t usually wear non natural colours, but I love these! Each colour pack has 24 options and the hair has 2 layers to colour independently, so there’s a whack of options with just one pack, let alone the ten colour packs available! I’m really looking forward to showing you all the hot new releases from [BAD HAIR DAY]!

I’m using a new pose that’s in the ‘Malcolm’ set of poses from Imitation and available at the August round of Somber. The set contains five sad and depressed poses, in two sizes. I don’t know why, but I’m more comfortable doing a post like this than a happy one. I don’t do happy well! πŸ˜€

My ruined make up is courtesy of the ‘Rough Night Shadow’ set of eye shadows from Veechi! It’s an older release, but tears are timeless. πŸ˜›

To go with the overall feel of this picture, the ‘In the Shadows’ tattoo from Pimp My Sh!t is perfect. My love of birds, crows and ravens especially, is alive and well.

The ‘Off Shoulder Tight Top is from Tetra and available now at Collabor88.

The ‘Leather String Choker is from RealEvil Industries.

As always, I’m wearing the ‘Luna’ skin in ‘peche’ tone from Avada, on the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa, along with the Lara mesh body(bento hands included) from Maitreya.

Little Texas

I’ve spent quite a bit of time in Texas! I’ve been to the ‘Big D’ and I do mean Dallas, I’ve seen the ‘West Texas town of El Paso’, and I’ve been to Luckenbach but didn’t see Waylan, Willie, or the boys! I made it to ‘Amarillo by mornin’, which I will say is home to the busiest buffet I’ve ever seen at 3 AM! I got a flat tire in Hunstville, but luckily my stay was short! I’ve been to Galveston and Corpus Christi, and San Antonio was quiet, I was just killing time! I’ve driven past the exit to ‘Noodle Dome Road’, and had the biggest frizzy hair after days spent in Houston with the 200% humidity, but best of all was the 2 days I waited to unload 45,000 lbs of dripping, stinking, and generally unpleasant cow hides to a tannery in Fort Worth! It was July and needless to say, the days were a little hot! When the day came I could finally unload, I started opening the doors to the trailer and saw that they had fallen over, as I swung the door open a stream of warm wet hides rolled out onto the ground at my feet! Yes, I’ve seen a lot of Texas, but one place I never got to was Marfa! And after time spent at ‘The Last Forever‘ sim, I really wish I had! For anyone who’s not a country music fan, there are references to country songs here! πŸ˜€

I’ll get my mind off of the memories and get to work on this outfit! I’ll start with the shoes! It’s not a very close look at the Panda,RARE flats from the Animal Flats gacha set from lassitude & ennui! They’re available at The Gacha Garden and the whole set is super cute! They fit the Maitreya and SLink flat feet and there’s eleven commons and three rare to play for! And remember that with enough plays you’ll automatically get the Seeds of Inspiration gift! There’s nothing better than a cute pair of flats, long evenings, and ice cream in the summertime!

The May round of The Chapter Four is it’s 4th Anniversary, so wear your group tag and grab the gifts! And while you’re there pick up the ‘Convolutions A & B’ pose sets from Le Poppycock!

I can’t believe it! I got into the May round of Collabor88 this morning and it was so unexpected that I ended up having a shopping spree! I grabbed the Betina Tank Top from Addams, since I just knew it’s a must have!! I got the fatpack which has an almost endless number of colours so you’ll be seeing me in this top often! It ‘s fitted for the SLink, Maitreya, and Belleza mesh bodies. You can also try to get access to C88 by cam shopping!

Also at C88 are the incredible Carrie Denim Shorts from erratic! They’re HUD driven with the optional tie on scarf and the back pockets colour change! They fit the Lara mesh body from Maitreya!

The Countess glasses, by Earthstones, are at the current round of The Liaison Collaborative! The metal, lens, and gems are colour change on touch.

The Bow Trinket necklace, from which I’m wearing just a part of, is from Pink Acid and also at C88! See, I did go on a shopping spree this morning!

The KAHUZA hair is a new release from Argrace!

My look all starts with the Alex mesh head from Logo with the Luna skin in ‘peche’ tone from Sinful Curves Skins. Along with the Lara mesh body from Maitreya and the flat feet from SLink.