Overlow Poses

Fading Like the Setting Sun

The sun moves across the sky, each minute getting closer to the end of the day, and there’s times that my life feels like the setting sun. The days have gone by, one after another with most blending into the next. It’s all a blur with the exception of pivotal events in my life that I use as markers. I remember things that have happened and then have to remember where it was compared to the events that I know exactly when they occurred. Did something happen before the house burned down, or after? Or before or after my dark, but thankfully short marriage? I’ve heard there are people that remember every day of their life, and I can’t imagine living with that. I think selective memory can be useful in putting things in the past, if we remembered the things that hurt us in every minute detail would we be likely to repeat what caused the pain? After having loved and lost, we try again to find that love, knowing we could have the pain of losing it all over again. I guess what keeps us willing to endure pain again and again is simply hope. If all hope is lost, what then do we have?

Just a few random thoughts this cloudy Sunday morning. We had some snow yesterday with more coming tonight and tomorrow. It’s not all bad though, it’s very cozy looking out on a blustery and snowy day, knowing I have nowhere to go. I can enjoy my coffee and my time in Second Life, knowing I won’t have to move snow until tomorrow when it’s all done snowing! So, without further ado, lets get at it!

I want to welcome Just Because to my small family of featured designers, and give a great big thank you to Annie Melson and Lucie Bluebird Lexington, I’m honoured that they’ve put their trust in me to showcase JB! I’ll hopefully not disappoint! I got into ~uber~ in the morning of the first day of it’s opening and grabbed the ‘Brenda Dress’ from Just Because well before I knew I’d be blogging for them. I look for the JB booth before any others when I get to ~uber~ and just about always make two purchses, a fatpack for myself and a fatpack for my sister, and this round was no exception! The ‘Brenda Dress’ is in keeping with this month’s theme, which is mod, or retro if you will. I love this little frock with it’s flared hemline and nice simple lines, plus it’s super short to show off all the leg you got! But don’t worry, there’s built in panties, with an on/off toggle. The fatpack contains 26 colours for the dress and strap, 30 colours for the buttons, and 4 for the panties. The fatpack also includes 4 extremely mod exclusives! It’s fitted for the Maitreya Lara, SLink hourglass & physique, and the Belleza Isis & Freya mesh bodies. ~uber~ runs until March 23rd.

You’ll also find the ‘H0210’ super cute pixie cut from tram at ~uber~!

My look all starts with the ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada, on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya. I’ve added a bit of shadow from the ‘Tiana Eye Makeup’ set from Zibska. It’s from a previous Powder Pack so not sure if it’s available.

I’m using a pose from Pack 91 from Overlow Poses.

I was so happy to find out that Salt Water is back! It was one of my favourite beach sims and when it closed I was lost without a good beach to go to. But, it’s back with rentals and you can join the group for rezz rights, which I love! So please, stop in and support it to help keep it open, my beach life is counting on it!

Don't Mention It!

With over 800 blog posts behind me, finding a topic to talk about is getting a little bit more difficult. I’m sure no matter what I talk about, I’ve already covered the topic, but I’m trusting that no one will remember it. If I can’t remember writing about something then I’m sure no one else will remember reading it. Today I want to talk about what I won’t talk about, and no matter how hard it gets for me to find something to say, these topics will not be discussed.

You won’t hear me talk about guns, I refuse to get into this debate in a Second Life fashion blog. Do I have an opinion, well of course I do, but I’m just not going to get into it!

I don’t want to talk about politics! Whether I’m for or against any political party in any country will not be mentioned. I live in Canada and yes I have thoughts on our Prime Minister, but I don’t think you want to hear them. It’s really neither here nor there, because in this blog, names of leaders will not be mentioned. Unless it’s a Linden, I can’t promise I won’t talk about a Linden! Oh……btw……while at a Jack Slade show a few days ago I became a Simon Linden Stalker! If you happen to see Simon out and about, don’t touch his hat! 😀

Anyone want to debate religion? Nope….me neither! Whatever anyone believes is completely their choice and I support everyone’s right to freedom of religion.

I won’t get into the topic of humans being omnivores! If you choose to be a vegan, that’s fine…..if you eat meat…that’s ok too. There’s room for us all here, so I’m not going to try to convince anyone that I’m right about my choices.

If you’ve kept tabs on me throughout the past few years on my blog you already know some of my passions in life. I will talk about animal welfare, the human condition, the environment, stupid people, coffee, SL problems, dogs vs cats, farm life, and many other not-so-important topics. And if I can’t think of a topic that isn’t divisive, you’ll get a song or poem. I may not always be interesting, but hey, I’m only human!

So, with this picture today I’m showing you a new release from !NFINTIY!. The ‘Miles Dog Tag Necklace’ is a simple but stylish necklace for men, or women of course! The detailing on this necklace is so intricate, it’s really a gorgeous piece! It comes in gold(seen here), silver, and black and each version is HUD driven with 3 choices for the dog tag itself. I’m showing gold on gold here, has anyone ever noticed gold is my metal of choice? It’s said diamonds are a girls best friend, but not mine…..it’s gold, baby! It’s 100% original mesh and is unrigged with resize on touch for easy fitting. It’s available now at Men Only Monthly.

I’m keeping it simple here with the ‘Sideview Bodysuit’ from [Vale Koer]. It’s super sexy with the perfect fit, but don’t expect your butt to be fully covered! 🙂

The ‘G1224’ hair is from tram.

My look all starts with the ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada, on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

This pose is one of the 10 in pack ’92’ from Overlow Poses.

A Winter Walk

I close my eyes and envision myself taking a walk in the winter, among the frozen trees, the snow covered ground and the dazzling blue sky above. There’s no sound but the soft crunching of the snow under my boots. The air is crisp and as I lift my face to the sun I feel the tiniest bit of heat, unbelieving that just 6 months ago it could burn. The snow is blinding in it’s whiteness and my breath drifts in the air like soft plumes of smoke, I feel peace and relaxation wash over me, nature in an form brings this to me. I open my eyes, reality setting in as I put on my winter coat and boots preparing to shovel the newly fallen snow. I step outside, grab the snow scoop and start shoveling off the step then working my way outward. That’s when it hits me, my nose starts to run and my eyes water, my breath catches in my lungs as I inhale the frozen air, then I begin to cough. Within 10 minutes my fingers are cold as ice and the tip of my nose is burning, since it’s had frostbite in the past. My feet are numb and when I straighten to rest for a minute the full effect of the 28 KPH wind stings my face, so I hunker lower into my scarf. I clear snow for another 10 minutes, the cold has now seeped right into me and I feel like I’ll never be warm again, I need a hot shower followed by a cup of hot coffee and some warm fuzzy slippers. This is the Canadian prairies in the winter, the thermometer says it’s only -29°C but oh man…that wind is making it feel like -42°C. Some days I wish I lived somewhere with a warmer climate but, at least we don’t have a mosquito problem right now!

I’m out in the virtual snow in Second Life for this shot, I found some really pretty areas for pictures at Luane’s Winter World.

One thing that I love about Second Life fashion is the creativity of the designers, and how every form outer wear is created to mimic real life. fame femme has really been at the forefront of this and I absolutely LOVE the ‘Yana Puff Vest and Dress’, their newest release. They’re sold as separates which makes them ultra versatile and come in 8 really vibrant colours to mix and match. The dress is a little bit short for my comfort zone so I’ve added a pair of leggings to the outfit. The vest and sweater dress are both fitted exclusively for the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya and are available now and until February 19 at District 20. All releases from fame femme are 100% original mesh and the detailing is exquisite!

The ‘G1020’ hair is from tram.

My look all starts with the ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada, on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

This is pose 8 from ‘Pack 91’ from Overlow Poses.

There's Nothing Like a Day at the Beach!

The moist cooling breeze coming in off the water and cooling sun warmed skin! The smell of sun block heavy in the air, that’s SPF 150 for me, please! The sand that always manages to creep onto the towel or blanket and find it’s way to places that aren’t really conducive to comfort! The fellow sunbathers and kids playing gets annoying after awhile, but hopefully a good book will keep me occupied! I need a huge bottle of water with me, gotta stay hydrated, you know! I’m not much of a swimmer, but I do enjoy wading along the shore feeling the sand and cool water on my feet! I actually haven’t been to any kind of beach in a lot of years, but when I was a kid I did enjoy the time spent along the lake during holidays, waiting to see signs of Ogopogo(I never did)! 😀

First off, the one thing that’s exciting right now is that the 2017 edition of Hair Fair is open!! This is the event I wait patiently for every year, having stuffed my purse with Lindens to shop until I drop, or I’m broke! Usually broke comes first! 😀 [KoKoLoReS] has SIX incredible exclusives for the event and they’re all my favourites! I had no idea which one to wear first! I settled on ‘Mila’ from the naturals HUD! The short sides and front with a nice casual mid length back is a no fuss style perfect for summer! Check out the Hair Fair blog for complete information including slurls and maps! You’ll find [KoKoLoReS] at the ‘Blonde‘ sim!

I enjoy the beach much more in Second Life than in real life! I searched around and found a nice little private beach at Warm Springs for these pictures! I’m looking pretty, relaxed, and just happy to be alive, here! What got a trip to the beach in my mind is the beautiful Ivy Cover Up from NX-Nardcotix! It’s available now at Summerfest’17 and is compatible with the Maitreya, SLink, and Belleza mesh bodies. I love the high cut leg and the really loose and flowing top with a slightly cinched in waist. It’s perfect for relaxing after the swimming is done! Summerfest ’17 runs until July 20.

With such a sexy little cover up I couldn’t not show the back! The deep V neck back leaves room to show off a pretty tattoo, like this one! It’s the ‘Yesterday Tomorrow’ tattoo from L.c Tattoos and with the pack containing four ink tones it can be as new or as faded as you want! It’s Omega compatible so it works on pretty much any mesh body! You know me, I love bird tattoos! 🙂

You may be wondering why I’m so happy, well I’ll tell you! For my birthday, a week or so ago, my very generous sister, Gillian Galicia, gifted me the Bubblegum for the Catwa bento heads! This look is one of the many included in the gum chewing animations included! Thank you sistah!

The ultra roomy Huguette Bag from C’est la vie is perfect for a trip to the beach!

The pose I’ve used here is from Overlow Poses and with the addition of the bag after posing, the arm is then posed to hold it!

My look all starts with the Lilo bento head from Catwa with the ‘Luna’ skin in ‘vivante’ tone! I’ve added some eye make up from the ‘Hypnotic Eyeshadow’ set which is available now at The Makeover Room! Both skin and eye shadow are from Avada(formerly Sinful Curves Skins). The rest of me is the Lara mesh body from Maitreya.

See Me Well!

I’ve done it! In the beginning I said I’d never go mesh, then I got the Lara mesh body, but there’s no damn way I’ll ever get a mesh head! They all look the same and I love my system face, I said! Yea……then I got a mesh head, I said! First one from Genesis Labs and then Alex from Logo, which I thought was ‘me’! Well, this past weekend I felt rich and decided I had way to many lindens, and the best way to get rid of them is to shop! And shop I did! I went to the Catwa main store and grabbed some demos and went home to wrestle with the various mesh heads! I finally declared the ‘Lilo’ head from Catwa the winner and off I went to make the purchase! And then another one, because I need to make faces. And then a few more transactions, why have an animations HUD without it being full? Oh…and since I was there, and still had a few lindens left, I decided I ‘need’ the tears! I want Liz to be able to cry! 😀 So today I present to you, the new TinLiz Winterstorm,

I’m standing on the precipice at Hazardous and the wind is blowing strong! I know the ‘MAYU’ hair from Argrace is covering my face, but I want to mention my eye make up! It’s from the ‘Monroe Shadow Set’ from Veechi and available at ~uber~ for the next couple days, then it’ll be at the Veechi main store!

I’m so happy to stay with my usual skin of ‘Luna’ in ‘peche’ tone from Sinful Curves Skins, or Avada which I’ll be calling it from now on. Luna looks as gorgeous on the ‘Lilo’ head as she did on my Alex head from Logo.

I found this little beauty of a tattoo on Market Place from QUATRETTOCS! It’s the Bird Believe Tattoo and it’s compatible with Maitreya,Lara and Omega compatible mesh bodies. Hey guys, look at the tattoo, no need to look any lower than that!! 😀

The ‘Moon Choker’ is from Burial! I love how fine the cord is and the super delicate moon!

The Hara VNeck Top is from Addams! I think I’ve got a problem controlling my shopping impulses, but I’m loving it! It’s always the fatpack at Addams!

I’ve always loved dark eyes, I wish I had them in real life, but I don’t! ~sigh~ These are the ‘Nissa Eyes’ from Zombie Suicide at the current round of ‘APPLIQUE‘! The pack contains ten stunning eyes….. system, Catwa and Omega compatible.

My pose is from Overlow Poses.