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!

Hold Back The River

Hold Back The River

Tried to keep you close to me,
But life got in between
Tried to square not being there
But it’s there that I should’ve been

Hold back the river, let me look in your eyes
Hold back the river,
So I can stop for a minute and see where you hide
Hold back the river, hold back

Once upon a different life
We rode our bikes into the sky
But now we’re caught against the tide
Those distant days all flashing by

Hold back the river, let me look in your eyes
Hold back the river,
So I can stop for a minute and be by your side
Hold back the river, hold back

Hold back the river, let me look in your eyes
Hold back the river,
So I can stop for a minute and see where you hide
Hold back the river, hold back

Oh, oho, oho, oho, oho
Oho, oho, oho, oho

Lonely water, lonely water,
Won’t you let us wander?
Let us hold each other?
Lonely water, lonely water,
Won’t you let us wander?
Let us hold each other?

Hold back the river, let me look in your eyes
Hold back the river,
So I can stop for a minute and be by your side
Hold back the river, hold back

Hold back the river, let me look in your eyes
Hold back the river,
So I can stop for a minute and be by your side
Hold back the river
Hold…

Hold Back The River‘ ~James Bay~

I was going to try to find a song that related to the mood of this picture, but since it’s Saturday and I’m in a good mood, I figured I’d pick a song I like and go with that, regardless of matching the picture. I’ve always written blog posts with feeling, matching my mood of moment. I can’t say ‘mood of the day’ because I never have one mood for an entire day, well I do sometimes……but it seems that only the truly dark moods can last for days without being altered. Whereas, the happy moods always seem a little bit fragile and can leave me in a heartbeat and be replaced with usually something not so happy. I don’t think I’ve ever had a good mood get better in that way. My moods can plummet from the slightest things, usually having to do with others in my life. I’ve always wondered if everyone is like this, and they’re just better at controlling it, I’ve never been able to control it…..I’m just full of free flowing emotion that can get swept away with the tide so easily. But today is a good day, although……it’s only 5:30 AM…..I’ve had coffee and not seen or spoken to anyone yet….after this…all bets are off! 😀

The main thing to focus on in this picture is the pose! I saw the ad for this set of poses from IntoXx and knew I had to attach my PocketGacha HUD and work at getting it. The June round of PocketGacha started yesterday and I haven’t done much shopping on it yet, since I was so focused on getting this RARE pose. Remember when people used to say, ‘talk to the hand’? I haven’t heard that in a long time! For your copy of the PocketGacha HUD just drop in to the PG HQ and you can get right at all the gacha fun. You can find more poses for men, women and couples at the IntoXx mainstore.

The ‘G1204’ hair is from tram.

I’m wearing the ‘Sahara Dress’ from Tetra, I love the long cool look of it!

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’m at the gorgeous Oboeru sim for this shot.

#Pryce Body Language Challenge – Feel Me

#Pryce Body Language Challenge - Feel Me

Don’t just look at me, see through the skin, the flesh, the bones and really feel me, not with your hands but with your mind and soul. I want you to know how strongly I feel and understand that I’m not a simple woman, but neither am I complicated. I’m an open book ready to tell you all you need to know to understand me. Don’t let biases and assumptions get in the way of knowing that what I say is true, I believe you can know me like no one ever has. I want to share myself with you entirely, that moment of eye contact we share while we do the mundane things that life requires connects us on a level that goes beyond our bodies and touches a part of me that can only be the soul. I want to be loved, but not put on a pedestal and adored, I want to be as one……not knowing the line of where one of us ends and the other begins. I am so much more than this body, the real me lies within……and waits to be awakened.

First off, I want to thank Lawrence D. Pryce for inviting me to participate in the #Pryce Body Language Challenge. I’d been seeing this hashtag and have been in awe of the incredible photos that have been a part of it. So for me being invited to take part is truly an honour.

When I chose one of the images Lawrence presented to me, I was taken with the set of her shoulders and tilt of her head. It’s the one that spoke to me the most. I have to admit that I’m a terrible pose maker/manipulator, I’ve tried my hand at both and have had very little success. So, I showed the picture to Olivia Lalonde of Le Poppycock to see if she was willing to try her hand at making this pose. Not only is she one of my featured designers who’s been with me since the early early days of my blogging, but she has become a great friend, and since she’s a fellow Canadian, we just click! Thank you, Olivia, it’s perfect!

This is the Coconut hair from Tetra.

Plus I’m wearing the ‘Soft Briefs’ from Stories&Co. by Flowey.

I’m using the projector for the lighting from LumiPro.

And finally, although it’s black and white, I’m wearing the ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

Goodbye

Goodbye

I’ve got our love to remember
That will never change
I have you in my head
And though I’ll never hold you
And I’m still asking why
I guess that this is goodbye

My dreams suddenly seem so empty
I could go it on my own
But I feel like playin’ dead
And for what feels like the first time
I don’t know where you are tonight
I guess that this is goodbye

We lived half our lives together
A cloud full of tears
It’s a lot of weight to bear
And the sun, it may be shining
But there’s an ocean in my eyes
Cause I know that this is goodbye
Cause I know that this is goodbye
I know that this is goodbye

Goodbye ~Eddie Vedder~

I’m a person of few words this morning. I’ve been a bit of a downer of late and, as such, it’s been a struggle to find any creativity. I’ve managed to get a picture I’m OK with, and an outfit I love, so since I have little to say, I guess 2 out of 3 ain’t bad! Oh…..and if the pic or the lack of topic for the blog post today doesn’t float your boat…..enjoy some Eddie Vedder…he can make any day perfect!

Today it’s all about the boots! The ‘Addison Boots’ are from Ingenue and exclusive to the fall round of Shoetopia! They fit the SLink and Maitreya mid feet and come in twelve colours. The first thing I thought when I saw these was…omg…I love these boots, but then I thought….oh…but what pants to wear with them! The age old SL problem of pants under boots is completely negated here! These boots are a loose fit around the ankle and also not so high that they interfere with the pant leg. These are the perfect autumn boots!

The ‘Taylor Suede Leggings’ from Emery are available at the September round of ~uber~ and are a must have for this fall fashion season. They come in 7 colours and are an exclusive fit for the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

I’m ready to bring out the heavier tops for fall so the first one I wanted to wear is the ‘Quilted Crop Top’ from Tetra. It’s super long sleeves and nice midriff baring hemline make it one of my favourites.

The ‘HOTARU’, black hair is from Argrace.

To make sure my ankles stay warm I’ve added the ‘Cozy Tights’ from Izzie’s.

There’s not much detail seen here, but my whole look starts with the ‘Luna’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada on the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

The pose is ‘Wall Sulk’ from Del May.

I’m using the ‘Airport Scene, Rare’ from Pseudo.

Show Me How To Live

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. 🙂

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! 😀

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. 😛

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.