Black Velvet

Black Velvet

Mississippi in the middle of a dry spell
Jimmy Rogers on the Victrola up high
Mama’s dancin’ with baby on her shoulder
The sun is settin’ like molasses in the sky
The boy could sing, knew how to move, everything
Always wanting more, he’d leave you longing for

Black velvet and that little boy’s smile
Black velvet with that slow southern style
A new religion that’ll bring ya to your knees
Black velvet if you please

Up in Memphis the music’s like a heatwave
White lightning, bound to drive you wild
Mama’s baby’s in the heart of every school girl
“Love me tender” leaves ’em cryin’ in the aisle
The way he moved, it was a sin, so sweet and true
Always wanting more, he’d leave you longing for

Black velvet and that little boy’s smile
Black velvet with that slow southern style
A new religion that’ll bring ya to your knees
Black velvet if you please

Every word of every song that he sang was for you
In a flash he was gone, it happened so soon, what could
You do?

Black velvet and that little boy’s smile
Black velvet with that slow southern style
A new religion that’ll bring ya to your knees
Black velvet if you please

Black velvet and that little boy’s smile
Black velvet with that slow southern style
A new religion that’ll bring ya to your knees
Black velvet if you please
If you please, if you please, if you please

Black Velvet‘ ~Alannah Myles~

Isn’t this just about one of the sexiest songs there is? It goes back a few years, well way more than a few, but to me it’s as good today as it was back then. Alanah Myles is Canadian, if anyone is interested in that bit of trivia! Hey….speaking of trivia……..from my point of view as someone who knew life well before the days of having Google at my fingertips 24/7/365, …….one thing that having that level of access to information has taken away is the debate! You know those conversations where I say it was so-and-so in a movie, but you argue that it was that other guy. We then embark on a heated exchange about why I’m right and you’re wrong. All anyone has to do now is plug the name in your smartphone and voilè….instant answer. It completely negates the need for a face to face discussion, that can make a person laugh, get annoyed, or even mad while trying to convince the other of their opinion. It’s too bad, because it was always a great way to learn about someone, practice your debate skills, and it was fun! Nowadays the question is posed……both parties agree they’re not sure about the answer and both then refer to the smartphone for the answer. What fun is that……that’s just wanting instant gratification……..and there’s so much more that can come out of that. Back in the day it would have been really nice to have the answer eventually, but now it’s way too easy. I make a point of not letting anyone get the answer until it’s been discussed completely and we can at least have some face-to-face exchanges. Sure, everyone went around singing the wrong lyrics of their favourite songs all the time, but that just made life interesting…..to this day does anyone know the lyrics of ‘Blinded By the Light’ by Manfred Man…..I’m pretty sure they’re not what they sound like!!

I’m sure all you Halloween fans know it’s counting down to that day, for me it’s not a factor in life. I’ve never been a fan of it, even back when I was a kid and got the pillowcase full of candy. I just never saw the point. Well, here in SL there’s something that I do like about it….and that’s these boots from **UTOPIA@DESIGN**! The ‘HALLOWEEN Boots’ are a great design of spider web on fabulous thigh high boots, and they come with 2 versions. The leather with spider web design comes with or without blood spatter. Since I’d not been involved in a crime scene or some such thing, I chose to go with the no blood option. I’ll save them for a time when I finally lose it and feel that violence is the only option! They’re front and center at the **UTOPIA@DESIGN** main store.

OMG….the ‘Faith Dress’ from TETRA is incredible!! The buttons are threatening to come undone, the decolletage, and the short hemline all make this so sexy! It’s available now at Collabor88.

The ‘G1224’ hair from tram is another one of my favourites.

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.

This pose is one of 6(plus mirrors) of the ‘Viktoria’ set of poses from Imitation. The set’s available til the end of the month at the Pose Fair.

NEW favourite sim alert!! Black Bayou Lake is perfect for photographs, all dark and spooky!

Dream Catch Me

Dream Catch Me

Every time I close my eyes
It’s you and I know now
Who I am

Yea yea yea and I know now

There’s a place I go
When I’m alone
Do anything I want
Be anyone I wanna be
But it is us I see
And I cannot believe I’m fallin
That’s where I’m goin
Where are you goin
Hold it close won’t let this go

Dream catch me, yea
Dream catch me when I fall
Or else I won’t come back at all

You do so much
That you don’t know
It’s true
And I know now
Who I am

Yea yea yea
And I know now

There’s a place I go
When I’m alone
Do anything I want
Be anyone I wanna be
But it is us I see
And I cannot believe I’m fallin
That’s where I’m goin
Where are you goin
Hold it close won’t let this go

Dream catch me, yea
Dream catch me when I fall
Or else I won’t come back at all

See you as a mountain
A fountain of God
See you as as a descant soul
In the setting sun
You as the sound
Just as silent as none
I’m young

There’s a place I go
When I’m alone
Do anything I want
Be anyone I wanna be
But it is us I see
And I cannot believe I’m fallin

There’s a place I go
When I’m alone
Do anything I want
Be anyone I wanna be
But it is us I see
And I cannot believe I’m fallin
That’s where I’m goin
Where are you goin
Hold it close won’t let this go

Dream catch me, yea
Dream catch me when I fall
Or else I won’t come back at all

Dream Catch Me‘ ~Newton Faulkner~

I hope everyone has a great weekend!!

It’s Monthly Midnight Madness time!! I know I’m posting this and the madness is already almost half over, but there’s still tons of time to get in on the action! The midnight item is still live in all the participating stores and Elle Boutique has the ‘Nymph Necklace’ exclusive to this event! Look at me….isn’t it gorgeous? The gift necklace has a combination colour of pink and mint, but there’s an add on HUD available for just a few lindens to make that into a full set. If you wait around until Noon SLT today, you can grab the ‘Nymph Earrings’, which match the necklace and also have an add on HUD available. If you miss out on the free gifts today, you’re not out of luck……starting tonight at midnight you can grab the free gifts for just a few lindens for a last chance at getting this weekend’s deals, plus the add on HUDs are still there for purchase. Oh……wait……..if you’re an Elle Boutique group member……..the gifts are free for you on Sunday…….yea…so join the group…it’s free, you know….and grab those gifts!

I knew back when the ‘Daisy Top’ was released by *Just BECAUSE*, it was going to be my go-to top for the summer, and it’s proven to be one of my absolute favourites!

I’m out on that look out on the water at Oboeru for this picture and my ‘HARUKA’ hair from Argrace is a little unruly.

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’ve added one of the options from the ‘Satin Eyeshadows’ pack from Buzzeri.

I’m using pose 1 from the ‘Amy’ set of poses from Imitation.

Kinda Complicated

Kinda Complicated

Some call it crazy, but I call it unique
I say you couldn’t replicate it on a video screen
And I overheard them saying that we got a disease
But I only got you, and you only got me
There’s a moment when I’m smiling, and I’m shiny, and gold
Or a bad, bad feeling creeping in my bones
And I like it that way, ’cause I’m weak in the knees
But when it’s not half-amazing, well, it kinda looks bleak

Yeah, I only got you
And you only got me
I go from elevated
To downright devastated
(Oh, oh)
It’s kinda complicated

We’re going in, and out, but, baby, now we’re all alright
We have our ups, and downs, but, baby, now we’re all alright
We’re burning hot, and cold, there’s no mistaking, all alright
It’s kinda complicated

There’s a dictionary page dedicated to us
It says some days we’re gonna shine, and some days we’ll rust
But they left out the meaning, didn’t give it a name
‘Cause they couldn’t find a word for our kind of insane

Yeah, I only got you
And you only got me
No, I just can’t explain it
So let me paraphrase it
(Oh, oh)
It’s kinda complicated

We’re going in, and out, but, baby, now we’re all alright
We have our ups, and downs, but, baby, now we’re all alright
We’re burning hot, and cold, there’s no mistaking, all alright
It’s kinda complicated
It’s kinda complicated
Simple, so antiquated
(Oh, oh)
It’s kinda complicated

I’m moving forward, and you wanna rewind
I got a quick, quick fix, called a bottle of wine
I know we’re pretty complex, it ain’t always a breeze
But, girl, I only got you, and you only got me

Yeah, I only got you
And you only got me
I got from frustrated
To feeling liberated
(Oh, oh)
We’re kinda complicated

We’re going in, and out, but, baby, now we’re all alright
We have our ups, and downs, but, baby, now we’re all alright
We’re burning hot, and cold, there’s no mistaking, all alright
We’re kinda complicated

It’s kinda complicated

Kinda Complicated‘ ~Scott Helman~

I love finding artists I’ve not heard before and what a gem I’ve found in Scott Helman! Not only is he a cutie, he’s Canadian! I love this video, it exudes carefree and happy and although the lyrics seem a little negative when first heard, they’re really not……….it’s just saying that not everything’s always simple, and that’s OK. So, on that note, since I don’t have many words today, I’m going to give a short rundown of what I’m wearing here…..and everyone have a happy Tuesday….and stay cool, I’m trying but some days are harder than others! Damn, I wish I hadn’t complained about the cold weather last winter…..because now if I say it’s too hot I look like a total idiot….lol……which of course won’t be the first time! 😛

This is a close up of me, which makes it so easy to blog. I’ll start with the hair…it’s the ‘G1224’ hair from tram. This one looks incredible in photographs and is one of my favourites.

The ‘Infinity Necklace’ is from Cae. The infinity symbol along with 2 hearts, that are HUD driven for engraving, make it a perfect gift.

The ‘Enigma’ tattoo is from Queen oF Ink.

The ‘Lace Crop Top’ is from Ison.

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’ve added a bit of eye shadow from the ‘Soft Eyeshadows’ pack from Buzzeri.

I’m using a pose from the ‘Sienna’ set from Imitation.

It’s a gorgeous day for standing out in the little field of flowers at Oboeru.

Halo

Halo

Remember those walls I built?
Well, baby they’re tumbling down
And they didn’t even put up a fight
They didn’t even make a sound
I found a way to let you in
But, I never really had a doubt
Standing in the light of your halo
I got my angel now

It’s like I’ve been awakened
Every rule I had you breakin’
It’s the risk that I’m taking
I ain’t never gonna shut you out!

Everywhere I’m looking now
I’m surrounded by your embrace
Baby, I can see your halo
You know you’re my saving grace
You’re everything I need and more
It’s written all over your face
Baby, I can feel your halo
Pray it won’t fade away

I can feel your halo, halo, halo
I can see your halo, halo, halo
I can feel your halo, halo, halo
I can see your halo, halo…
Halo, ooh ooh…

Hit me like a ray of sun
Burning through my darkest night
You’re the only one that I want
Think I’m addicted to your light
I swore I’d never fall again
But this don’t even feel like falling
Gravity can’t forget to pull me back to the ground again

And it’s like I’ve been awakened
Every rule I had you breakin’
It’s the risk that I’m taking
I’m never gonna shut you out!

Everywhere I’m looking now
I’m surrounded by your embrace
Baby, I can see your halo
You know you’re my saving grace
You’re everything I need and more
It’s written all over your face
Baby, I can feel your halo
Pray it won’t fade away

I can feel your halo, halo, halo
I can see your halo, halo, halo
I can feel your halo, halo, halo
I can see your halo, halo…
Halo, ooh ooh…
I can feel your halo, halo, halo
I can see your halo, halo, halo
I can feel your halo, halo, halo
I can see your halo, halo…
Halo, ooh ooh…
Halo, ooh ooh…
Halo, ooh ooh, oh…

Everywhere I’m looking now
I’m surrounded by your embrace
Baby, I can see your halo
You know you’re my saving grace
You’re everything I need and more
It’s written all over your face
Baby, I can feel your halo
Pray it won’t fade away

I can feel your halo, halo, halo

Halo‘ ~LP~ (Beyoncè cover)

I’d never heard of LP until Jack Slade started covering one of her songs at his shows, and I’m completely in awe of her. Amazing vocals and she puts so much emotion into her songs. This isn’t my favourite song of hers, but it says exactly what I want it to say, today. I hope everyone’s having a great weekend, so far.

I’m wearing the ‘Queen Rose’ tattoo from Carol G Tattoo Studio today. I wanted something simple but beautiful to accompany my panties. Haha…doesn’t that sound rich…..like a pair of panties is a whole outfit….well….today…for me……it is! It’s compatible with all the major mesh bodies and comes in 4 ink tones.

The ‘Tina’ panties are from Tachinni.

You can only see a little bit of the ‘Ascension’ hair from Stealthic. The gorgeous copper colour goes so well with my freckles.

My skin is ‘honey’ tone from The Skinnery on the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

I’m using a pose from the ‘Keely’ set of poses from Imitation.

Call Me

Call Me

Colour me your colour, baby
Colour me your car
Colour me your colour, darling
I know who you are
Come up off your colour chart
I know where you’re comin’ from
Call me (call me) on the line
Call me, call me any, anytime
Call me (call me) my love
You can call me any day or night
Call me

Cover me with kisses, baby
Cover me with love
Roll me in designer sheets
I’ll never get enough
Emotions come, I don’t know why
Cover up love’s alibi

Call me (call me) on the line
Call me, call me any, anytime
Call me (call me) oh my love
When you’re ready we can share the wine
Call me

Ooo-oo-oo-oo-oo, he speaks the languages of love
Ooo-oo-oo-oo-oo, amore, chiamami, chiamami
Ooo-oo-oo-oo-oo, appelle-moi mon cherie, appelle-moi
Anytime, anyplace, anywhere, any way
Anytime, anyplace, anywhere, any day-ay

Call me (call me) my love
Call me, call me any, anytime
Call me (call me) for a ride
Call me, call me for some overtime
Call me (call me) my love
Call me, call me in a sweet design
Call me (call me), call me for your lover’s lover’s alibi
Call me (call me) on the line
Call me, call me any, anytime
Call me (call me)
Oh, call me, oo-hoo-hah
Call me (call me) my love
Call me, call me any, anytime
[fade]

Call Me ~Blondie~

This is one thing that isn’t around much anymore! There used to be payphones everywhere, a big row of them for anyone who needs to make a phone call. When I was on the road it was at a time when cell phones weren’t exactly cheap to have and taking my Canadian phone down into the States just wasn’t affordable. So, I was left with the only option, using pay phones when making phone calls. And it wasn’t just for calling home, I had to make calls all the time to say I’m coming to deliver your stuff or that I’m coming to pick up your stuff! 😀 It wasn’t easy for me to make cold calls. I’m one of those people that says, ‘Why would you call me when you can text?’. But, back in those days I’d make regular calls to people I didn’t know, and I will admit I did get used to it after awhile. Now, is a different story though! I just can’t make myself answer my phone when it rings, I MIGHT if I see it’s someone I know and there’s something that needs my attention….maybe! But if it’s an unknown caller I just kind of chuckle to myself….that person doesn’t have a chance in h*ll of me answering it, and they don’t even know it! If you want to chat, send me a text, or an email, or maybe just send your thoughts my way and keep your fingers crossed that I get them…that’s about the only way I’m available, most days.

It’s Friday and in honour of the occasion I’m wearing the ‘Ellie Lace Jeans’ from LEGAL INSANITY! These are just so happy looking, who could be down while wearing this much lace in combination with jeans! These are fitted for the Maitreya, SLink(Hourglass), and Belleza(Isis, Freya) mesh bodies and are available at the current round of Tres Chic. There’s four denims and eighteen lace patterns and colours to select from and for me they all look happy!

The ‘Charged T Shirt,black,RARE’ is from Vinyl and part of the ‘Charged’ gacha set available now at The Epiphany. This is HUD driven with a plain black or this one that says, ‘You’re a Wizard, Harry’. All of the clothing in the set fits the Maitreya, SLink, and Belleza mesh bodies.

The ‘KIKYOU’ hair from Argrace is a new release and it has a couple styling options, which is a nice bonus. It comes in two pieces for easy fitting.

Under all that lace is the ‘Amy Stilettos’ from NX-Nardcotix. I’ll be showing you a closer look at them in the near future!

I’m wearing the ‘Byzantyne Necklace’ from !NFINITY, and I’m sorry you can’t see it much. It’s the free gift for the ‘Men Only Hunt 10’ which runs until October 28 with over 60 stores participating . It’s a HUD based hunt so drop in to the Flair for Events office, and get hunting! Here’s a good look at this necklace that is so worth hunting for.

This skin is ‘Raine’ from Avada, which will be available in November! This is one of my all time favourite skins….so be on the lookout here for it’s release! It’s being worn on the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

This pose is from the ‘Amara’ set of poses from Imitation! I love it’s introspective look!

I’m at the ever popular ‘Mother Road‘ sim, home of the Mirage Motel 66!