What a Beautiful Mess!

A virtual girl's guide to Second Life fashion!

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Everyday People

Everyday People

Sometimes I’m right and I can be wrong
My own beliefs are in my song
The butcher, the banker, the drummer and then
Makes no difference what group I’m in
I am everyday people, yeah, yeah

There is a blue one
Who can’t accept the green one
For living with a fat one
Trying to be a skinny one
Different strokes
For different folks

And so on and so on
And scooby dooby dooby
Oh sha sha
We got to live together

I am no better and neither are you
We are the same, whatever we do
You love me, you hate me, you know me and then
You can’t figure out the bag I’m in
I am everyday people, yeah yeah

There is a long hair
That doesn’t like the short hair
For being such a rich one
That will not help the poor one
Different strokes
For different folks

And so on and so on
And scooby dooby dooby
Oh sha sha
We got to live together

There is a yellow one
That won’t accept the black one
That won’t accept the red one
That won’t accept the white one
Different strokes
For different folks

And so on and so on
And scooby dooby dooby
Oh sha sha
I am everyday people

Everyday People‘ ~The Forest Rangers feat. Katey Sagal, Audra mae, Billy Valentine, Curtis Stigers & Franky Perez Stigers~

Since I’m currently watching Sons of Anarchy, I’m loving the soundtrack….there’s so many great songs. I know this is a Sly and the Family Stone song…..but I just adore this version…….and the lyrics are so perfect!

I doubt anyone has noticed, but I’ve been posting less than I usually do…and there’s a reason. Currently Vrir and I are preparing for an upcoming exhibit and that’s taking most of my creative thoughts. The exhibit is going to be at Attention Gallery and the tentative date is set for February 18 opening……which isn’t that far away. Oh how time flies! We’re doing all new work and all I’ll say for now is that there’s nudity. 😀 I’ll have more information as it gets closer……..once we’re done the photos for that I’ll be back to more usual programming of fashion, poses and Second Life fun.

Today I’m wearing the ‘Aghata Dress’ from *Just BECAUSE*, which is available now at FaMESHed. It’s a beautifully textured upper thigh length dress that just looks great for any casual occasion, I’m just enjoying a nice hot cup of coffee at Authors Point, here. It comes in 24 colours, includes built in panties, which have an on/off toggle, and the belt can be customized via HUD. It’s fitted for the Maitreya, Legacy, SLink(Hourglass/Physique), and Belleza(Freya) mesh bodies. FaMESHed runs until February 27.

The ‘J0116b’ hair is from tram and available now at Collabor88.

I love the ‘Coffee on the Go’ from hive…..the bento animation to hold it is perfect.

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Lay Me Down

Lay Me Down

Mother, mother, I wait
Father, father, don’t you fear
The ground is what this blood knows
We simply greet it and rest
And all I ask of you now is to lay me down

Lay me down, lay me down
Lay me down

With my last breath, my soul will slip
With my last breath, my soul will slip
With my last breath, my soul will slip

Where the ground is what this blood knows
We simply greet it and rest
And brother, brother, when the time comes
Will you smoke this history now?
Burn this name when you lay me down

Lay me down, lay me down
And lay me down, lay me down
When you lay me down, lay me down
And lay me down, lay me down

When you lay me down, lay me down
When you lay me down
When you lay me down, lay me down
When you lay me down

With my last breath, my soul will slip
Where the ground is what this blood knows
We simply greet it and rest

Lay Me Down‘ ~Cold Specks~

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Paint My Heart

Paint My Heart

Heavy traffic on empty skies
Empty streets fill my eyes
Paint my heart with something new
But then leave it all
I’ll leave it all to you

If the cold winds coming don’t let it stay
I know I’ll try harder every day
I paint my heart with something new
Then I’ll give it all
I’ll give it all back to you

In a letter that you sent to me
Came my heart for me to see
I’ll paint it with something new
Then I’ll send it on
I’ll send it on, back to you
Then I’ll send it on
Send it on back to you

In letter you sent to me
Came my heart for me to see
I’ll paint it with something new
Then I’ll send it on, I’ll send it on
Then I’ll send it on, send it on back to you

Paint My Heart‘ ~The Teskey Brothers~

I couldn’t resist doing another picture using one of the bento pose/props from the ‘Bright Ideas’ gacha set from Le Poppycock. This is ‘Outburst’ which includes a brush and jar of paint to hold plus the painted heart. The props are all added to the avatar so you can pose anywhere you like. The set is available at The Liaison Collaborative until February 26.

I’m at the stunningly beautiful Dreams sim for this shot. The Shui Mo art installation and gallery is in the style of Chinese ink brush and it’s truly a must see, all created by Fiona Fei. The simplicity of black and white and the soft lines, along with the gentle music, makes it a peaceful place just to lets the troubles of life go for a little while. Drop in and immerse yourself in it’s soothing vibes. If you’d like to pose and take picture you’re welcome to rezz a pose ball, just make sure to clean up after yourself.

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Just Killing Time

Just Killing Time

I sit reflecting
I feel the end has begun
It seems my days now mirror the setting sun
So many places that I have been
This ride that was long seems so short in terms of now and then

For All that has been
And All that is
All that’s to be
Lord, I’m just killing time
And time’s killing me

Dead man breathing, just taking up space
Calloused and weathered like the lines on one’s face
Dead man breathing, my conscience is bare
The lining of my soul is torn yet I no longer care

For All that has been
And All that is
All that’s to be
Lord, I’m just killing time
And time’s killing me

Just Killing Time‘ ~Black Label Society~

I celebrated my 5 year anniversary of blogging on October 1st and I can honestly say I can’t believe I’ve been doing this that long. I didn’t plan on doing it, it just kind of happened……and thankfully it did! It’s not always been easy…but it’s always been fun. I wouldn’t be doing it this long if it wasn’t. There’s been a lot of changes in SL, and for me personally, during this time…….mesh was really new when I started and the SLink hands and feet were right around the corner……but I have to admit to fighting the changes. I may have been a little late on adapting but I’m all in now, and I can’t imagine it any other way. I’ve featured many wonderful designers…..and thank every one of them for the opportunity to represent them. This sounds like a goodbye blog post, doesn’t it? 😀 It’s not…..I’m just pondering the past…..and looking ahead, too. Olivia from Le Poppycock was my very first creator to have me feature her work…..and I’m always amazed with what she does…….her poses have always been some of the best in SL. In the last year I’ve cut back on the amount of stores I blog for, as my focus has changed to more artistic(I use that term loosely) photography rather than blogging, but I’ll always consider myself a blogger. I’m proud to blog for the creators I do…….it’s a small group….but they’re all extremely good at what they do.

The February round of The Liaison Collaborative has just gotten started and Le Poppycock has a brand new gacha set for your posing pleasure. The ‘Bright Ideas’ pose/prop gacha set contains 15 bento poses with corresponding props….all good quality and easy to use, just add the prop to your avatar and you’re good to go! I’m using the ‘Masterpiece’ pose/prop which is the frame. The Liaison Collaborative runs until February 26.

For this picture I’m wearing the ‘Respectable’ dress from HOTDOG. It’s available for men or women and fits with pretty much any mesh body you have. It’s available now at Anthem.

My hair is ‘G0718’ by tram.

I’m at Hazardous for this shot.

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Oats In The Water

Oats In The Water

Go your way,
I’ll take the long way ’round,
I’ll find my own way down,
As I should.

And hold your gaze
There’s coke in the Midas touch
A joke in the way that we rust,
And breathe again.

And you’ll find loss
And you’ll fear what you found
When weather comes
Tearing down

There’ll be oats in the water
There’ll be birds on the ground
There’ll be things you never asked her
Oh how they tear at you now

Go your way,
I’ll take the long way ’round,
I’ll find my own way down,
As I should.

And hold your gaze
There’s coke in the Midas touch
A joke in the way that we rust,
And breathe again.

And you’ll find loss
And you’ll fear what you found
When weather comes
Tearing down

There’ll be oats in the water
There’ll be birds on the ground
There’ll be things you never asked her
Oh how they tear at you now

Oats In The Water‘ ~Ben Howard~