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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.

Take Me Away

Imagine myself in an automobile
A hundred miles an hour, only me at the wheel
I want it to shine, to be only mine
The engine has to be just one of a kind

How many dollars do I need sir?
You know I sure don’t have a lot
There must be something we can work out
Well, I’ll take it anyway

I guess I could make room for one, a bottle of rum
You and me together riding into the sun
Live without care, with the wind in my hair
I’m driving through the desert, yeah I’ll go anywhere

Take me where the wheels take me, far away
Wheels take me, I can’t stay
Wheels take me, any place today

Imagine myself in an automobile
A hundred miles an hour if you know how I feel
Alone with my mind, leave my worries behind
I might even reach the border, it’s just a matter of time

I said take me where the wheels take me, far away
Wheels take me, I can’t stay
Wheels take me, any place today

Oh I’m going to San Diego, here I come
San Francisco, it won’t be long
Sacramento, yeah in the sun
I just might go

Oh, I said I’m going to San Diego and San Jose
San Fransisco and hang by the bay
Sacramento, yeah all the way
I just might go all the way to Mexico
I just might go all the way down to Mexico

Automobile‘ ~Kaleo~

I’m so glad I had a childhood before technology! It’s a good thing, because it’s not like I had a choice in the matter, we all just kind of happen when we’re meant to. When I look back on the first road trip I remember the family taking, and then think about parents today and what they keep kids occupied with on road trips, I have to chuckle. Nowadays it’s get the earbuds and throw ‘Finding Nemo’ into the DVD player or play games on the phone and everyone just stay in your own world. The first trip I remember took place when I was about 5 or 6, just a young’n, the destination was British Columbia to see my aunt and uncle and it was Mum and Dad and my sister and I. I remember being super excited because Mum had bought us new stuff for the trip. We had pads of paper with new pencil crayons and regular crayons, I had a bunch of new little plastic horses to play with, and the pièce de résistance was a blowy thing. I remember it perfectly, it was hand held, made of beige plastic and had little piano keys on one side in all kinds of colours. I have no idea what it was called, but my sister and I both had one. The idea was to play it like a little keyboard while blowing in it, but needless to say the blowing in it was easy, the playing it and making music, not so much. As an adult I’ve asked myself this many times, why………when parents normally don’t want the kids to have toys that make noise, would Mum buy, not one….but two noisy toys for us? I like to think that my sister and I were really good kids and were generally quiet, so the little bit of noise we may make, wouldn’t bother anyone. I don’t think I’ve ever asked her, I’m going to……see what her take on it was. Back in those days a road trip consisted of lots of nibbles, new fun toys and watching for license plates from other provinces and States. For some reason I remember watching for cows too……even at that age I loved cows! 😀 A road trip now isn’t that much different for me, there’s nibbles, and watching for cows, I still check out license plates but I don’t have the blowy thing anymore, now it’s just singing as loudly as possible every good driving song I know.

As you can see, it appears Liz is on a road trip! She’s ended up in the back seat, but that’s OK…..lots of time for thinking and watching the miles pass by! I’m in the ’64 Chev Impala SS which is in front of the diner at Mother Road.

I want you to take a look at my featured item today! It’s the ‘Jaclyn Earrings’ from Elle Boutique and exclusive to the Vintage Fair. The Vintage Fair is an event that I look forward to and with it only here once a year, I’m always excited when it finally opens! It’s everything retro and Elle has created these earrings that are right outa the ’70s! They’re HUD driven with 16 colours for the hoops, 7 metals and they’re also SL materials enabled. They resize on touch and oh…did I mention they’re really great looking? The Vintage Fair runs until June 24.

The ‘H0527’ hair is from tram and it’s available now at Collabor88.

The ‘Sabrina Top’ is from /erratic/. I love this top……so summery and cool!

The ‘Enigma’ tattoo is from Queen oF Ink.

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.

The pose is from the ‘Maya’ set of poses from RK Poses.

A Little Bit of Happiness, yeah

What you gonna do?
What you gonna do with people like that?
What you gonna say
What you gonna say that will make them change their minds

Who you gonna find
Who you gonna find to listen anyway
Where you gonna go,
Where you gonna go to try and get it straight
I once found the recipe, for what to do to cure my needs
I packed some things just what I need
Only bare necessities
Asked Mrs Walsh to feed my cat
Calling Lord Tate to tell him that
I’m going home where my people live
Need a little bit of happiness, yeah
Who’s it gonna be
Who’s it gonna be who’ll tell it like it is
Who you gonna blame
Who you gonna blame for all our differences
Where’s it gonna end
Where’s it gonna end if anywhere at all
Where you gonna go
Where you gonna go if you can’t take it all?

I once found the recipe, for what to do to cure my needs
I packed some things just what I need
Only bare necessities
Asked Mrs Walsh to feed my cat
Calling Lord Tate to tell him that
I’m going home where my people live
Need a little bit of happiness, yeah

Write a little note and apologise
To the next door so they realise
Call up little Max and her sister Jean
Say sorry for inconveniencing
Order a cab, take it to, the bus station up on 42
I’m going home, where my people live
I need a little bit of happiness yeah

Happiness‘ ~Johnathan Jeremiah~

What’s going through her mind? She looks to be in very deep thought, not fully aware of what her surroundings are and the intense stare is somewhat unnerving. Is she thinking of her past, and the hurt and pain that’s been such a large part of it? Or maybe, how she overcame that and has become a person that she can be proud of. She might be thinking about past relationships and what part they play in the woman she is today. Or maybe what’s on her mind is the time she’s spent worried about the past and the future with no regard at all about how to enjoy the today. And how can someones thoughts not go to the unpleasantness of losing someone close, when there’s always something to remind who is lost. There are so many things that could be in her mind, and maybe they’re all there, in some way, but one thing’s for sure……if she was a guy…..he’d be wondering if there’s any leftover pizza! Ah, the most basic difference between men and women……they can share the exact same look, but the thoughts inside are as different as night and day! Gotta love it! 😀

I’m wearing the ‘Saron’ tattoo from Carol G Tattoo and I have to say it’s one of my favourites! It comes in black and pink, each with 4 ink tones and the amazingly complicated lines combined with the gorgeous roses on the front and back make for an eye full. It extends onto the hands and the rose and little line of flowers connect it all perfectly. The line of flowers down the abdomen is also eye catching. It’s compatible with all the major mesh bodies plus Omega. It’s available now at Cosmopolitan Events which runs until June 16.

The cute little top from the ‘Irma Bikini’ is perfect for getting lots of sun! It’s a fairly new release from *Just BECAUSE*. It’s fitted for the SLink, Maitreya, and Belleza(Isis/Freya) mesh bodies and comes in tons of colours, the top and bottom are both on/off with toggle and there’s a mini pack of prints that can be purchased separately, or it’s included with the fatpack.

The jeans are the ‘Lila Rolled Cuff Jeans’ from Blueberry.

The ‘H0125’ hair is from tram.

As per usual 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 sitting at the easel near the landing point at Isle of May here, but I’m using a pose from the ‘Bored’ set of poses from K&S Poses.

It's a Good Life If You Don't Weaken

When the colour of the night
And all the smoke for one life
Gives way to shaky movements,
Improvisational skills,
A forest of whispering speakers
Let’s swear that we will
Get with the times,
In a current health to stay
Let’s get friendship right
Get life day-to-day
In the forget-yer-skates dream
Full of countervailing woes
In diverse-as-ever scenes
Proceeding on a need-to-know
In a face so full of meaning
As to almost make it glow

O’ for a good life, we just might have to weaken

And find somewhere to go
Go somewhere we’re needed
Find somewhere to grow
Grow somewhere were needed.

When the colour of the night
And all the smoke for one life
Gives way to shaky movements,
Improvisational skills,
A forest of whispering speakers
Let’s swear that we will
Get with the times,
In a current health to stay
Let’s get friendship right
Get life day-to-day
In the forget-yer-skates dream
Full of countervailing woes
In diverse-as-ever scenes
Proceeding on a need-to-know
In a face so full of meaning
As to almost make it glow

O’ for a good life, we just might have to weaken

And find somewhere to go
Go somewhere we’re needed
Find somewhere to grow
Grow somewhere we’re needed
Find somewhere to go
Let’s go somewhere we’re needed
Find somewhere to grow
We grow where we are needed.

It’s a Good Life If You Don’t Weaken‘ ~The Tragically Hip~

A haunting song from ‘The Hip’, with Gord Downie gone it makes it sad to watch this video. His lyrics are a perfect blend of words and phrases that not only say something, but can instill emotion in a person. I was going to pick out a line that speaks to me, but when reading the lyrics over I realized that every line is perfect and to select one would be an injustice to the song, it’s the message in it’s entirety…not just in one line. I think the song and photo are well suited for each other, both thoughtful with a bit of melancholy, but ultimately hopeful. I find the title thought provoking, and I’ve decided that a person isn’t one or the other, there has to be a combination of the two for balance. I’ve always considered myself weak because I couldn’t endure things that happened in life like others may have been able to. But, having made it through rough times I look back and see how strong I really was. Like Bob Marley said, “You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice.”!

I’m wearing the ‘Payton Gown’, sans scarf, from *Just BECAUSE* here. The colours choices are amazing and with the option to wear the scarf or not, it makes it a little more versatile, though both versions are incredible. It’s fitted for the SLink, Maitreya, and Belleza(Isis/Freya) mesh bodies.

The ‘G1020’ hair is from tram.

As per usual 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 Isle of May for this photo.

Only Human

I’m only human
I’m only—I’m only—
I’m only human, human

Maybe I’m foolish,
Maybe I’m blind
Thinking I can see through this
And see what’s behind
Got no way to prove it
So maybe I’m lying

But I’m only human after all,
I’m only human after all
Don’t put your blame on me
Don’t put your blame on me

Take a look in the mirror
And what do you see?
Do you see it clearer
Or are you deceived
In what you believe?

‘Cause I’m only human after all,
You’re only human after all
Don’t put the blame on me
Don’t put your blame on me

Some people got the real problems
Some people out of luck
Some people think I can solve them
Lord heavens above

I’m only human after all,
I’m only human after all
Don’t put the blame on me
Don’t put the blame on me

Don’t ask my opinion,
Don’t ask me to lie
Then beg for forgiveness
For making you cry,
For making you cry

‘Cause I’m only human after all,
I’m only human after all
Don’t put your blame on me,
Don’t put the blame on me

Some people got the real problems
Some people out of luck
Some people think I can solve them
Lord heavens above

I’m only human after all,
I’m only human after all
Don’t put the blame on me
Don’t put the blame on me

I’m only human, I make mistakes
I’m only human that’s all it takes
To put the blame on me
Don’t put the blame on me

‘Cause I’m no prophet or messiah
You should go looking somewhere higher

I’m only human after all,
I’m only human after all
Don’t put the blame on me,
Don’t put the blame on me

I’m only human, I do what I can
I’m just a man, I do what I can
Don’t put the blame on me
Don’t put your blame on me

Human‘ ~Rag’nBone Man~

This is the most basic of theories, we’re only ‘human’. How you define ‘human’ is up to you, but bottom line, no one’s perfect. We all make mistakes, even the people that’ll never admit it, they do too. I’ve made them……heck……lots if I’m being totally honest. Since no one is given a manual on how to live this life when we’re born, it’s all in learning the basics and then making the best choices one can at any given time. It’s easy to blame others and we can choose to dwell on how we’ve been wronged, but ultimately it hurts no one but ourselves. The question I ask is, ‘Would I rather be right or happy?’, because in believing I’m right and the other person is wrong gets me nowhere. Instead, forgive and move on…because in the end most people do the best they can with what they have, at that time! We’re all only human, and we make mistakes!

It’s a quiet Saturday in my world, Second Life and real life for that matter! I was shopping on Market Place and came across the ‘Deanna Top’ from !APHORISM!. I remember when it was released I wanted it, then like most things it slipped my mind. I’m glad I stumbled upon it. It’s fitted for the Maitreya, SLink and Belleza(Isis/Freya) mesh bodies it being HUD driven with lots of colour options, beads have an on/off toggle and if worn they can be textured independently. I just hope the one lone button doesn’t fall off, it could be embarrassing! 😛

The ‘Everyday Shorts’ in black are from fashionably dead.

I love the ‘Lily’ hair from MINA Hair. This is from the blondes pack.

The little question mark tattoo is ‘Enigma’ from Queen oF Ink.

My look all starts with the ‘Maddie’ skin in ‘honey’ tone from The Skinnery on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

The pose is called ‘These Days’ from the ‘Random Series’ set of poses from Corpus.

I’m at the lovely Mysteria Cove, for this shot.