#89 Hear no, see no, speak no evil

“Bullying is a horrible thing. It sticks with you forever. It poisons you. But only if you let it.”
Heather Brewer, Dear Bully: Seventy Authors Tell Their Stories

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For the month of February many of us in SL have been displaying the Speak No Evil  anti-bullying graphic in our profiles to raise the issue of cyberbullying -which happens in SL as much as anywhere.

I found this perfect pose set by Kay Weston at Image Essentials and even though I had planned to just use the “Speak No Evil” pose I really like the look of the 3 together.

Credits from left to right:

hair: #Foxy – Lovesick. (Unrigged w/resize) from Shiny Shabby (Feb)
outfit:  .SALT – ANNABELLE – PALE BLUE/WHITE [MAITREYA LARA] from Cosmopolitan (Feb)
sandals:  Bleich – Mesh Kendall – Black & White [F Maitreya Mid] from Shiny Shabby (Feb)

hair:  TRUTH HAIR Ximena
boots: #EMPIRE – Virginia – Maitreya from Luxe Box (Feb)
choker:  (Yummy) Crystal Love Choker – Gold from BishBox (Jan)
dress:  Jeune by Rowne.Dasha Wrap Dress – Deluxe.Maitreya from Luxe Box (Feb)

hair:  (r)M Hair No.39’16
outfit:  Harajuku Sweater & Harajuku Tutu – Sky from Uber (Feb)
shoes: Glamistry : ANTHURIUM Heels – maitreya
stockings and garters: [Juju] Tokyo Lara Sheer from Uber (Feb)

head:  CATWA Bento Mesh Head Catya
body:  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
skin:  *League* Skin applier for Catwa Fair

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#88 Mem’s Gallery

Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst. -Henri Cartier-Bresson

Every so often I look around my small gallery and wonder – why?

Why do I have a gallery? Why do my friends like me to have a gallery? Why have I chosen these, of all my photographs, to display? Are these still part of my 10,000? Why have I displayed them like this?

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I wonder – what do visitors see? What thoughts or feelings are raised?

Currently Mem’s Gallery is housed in a cute little cottage at the top of a hill, surrounded by flowers and trees; part of our New Zealand themed sim.

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If you have a chance to pop in and look around please send me your feedback – thoughts, feelings, ideas. Constructive feedback can provide inspiration (or desperation?) to push through  to keep on changing and growing.

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Mem’s outfit:

hair accessory: *LODE* Headwear – My Red Poppy, by Chirzaka Vlodovic
jewels: :[P]:- Kerraleth Rings [Left-Maitreya]:// Golden, by Vae
dress: ISON – gemini dress -maitreya- (navy), by Harry Hyx for Uber
shoes: PHEDORA / Mary heels / Maitreya, by Celina Galli for Crossroads Jan ’17
hair: Summer Haze (S Head/S Breast), by Stealthic for Hairology Jan ’17
bag: Zaara : Patchwork clutch (R) *carmine*, by Zaara Kohime

Kirin Poses – Nyu Pose Pack, by Carolina Soutereau

CATWA HEAD Catya and CATWA RIGGED EYES Catya v1.00 , by Catwa Clip
Maitreya Mesh Body, Hands & Feet – Lara V3.5, by Onyx LeShelle
*League* Ella – Catwa Applier – Fair & Body Appliers, by Nena Janus
no.match_ CATWA Jessica HAIRBASE APPLIERS, by n0match
My own shape – adjusted for the Catya head

#87 I need to go shopping

“I’ve purged myself of worldly goods; half my stuff is either being sold or going to charity. I need to go shopping.” – Christy Leigh Stewart

It was like a purge – back in July some stroke of LL doom swallowed one of my folders – never to be found again. Not just any folder – it was my CLOTHING folder – 50k of trash and treasure from 9 years in SL: clothes, shoes, jewelry, lingerie, hats, bags, umbrellas and watches …. the lot.

Now when I make up an outfit I need to go shopping.

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My shopping trip took me to old haunts (Zaara) and to new ones [VERSOV] – to collect DEMOS!

I love this outfit – it reminds me of some looks from the recent Spring 2017 Ready to Wear Fashion shows. I love the contrasting colors, textures, styles, the meticulous design details, the glam hairdos and sheer craziness of it all.

OUTFIT:

dress: Rowne.Damir Sheer Dress – Sienna.Maitreya,  by Fashionboi Landar

shoes: [VERSOV] CHUNKYOV Heels_(MAITREYA) GLOSSY_BLUETRIC, by Versov

bag: Zaara : Patchwork clutch (R)*indigo*, by Zaara Kohime

hair: Tableau Vivant \\ Lioncourt hair – [XXS] – Basics, by M4ri1yn Magic

nails: {ZOZ} Beachy Solids Polish (Maitreya) HUD, by Zozicon

makeup: Veechi – Romance Me Eyeshadow [Catwa] & Veechi – Velvet Creme Lipstick [Catwa], by Aiubrey Snoodle

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CATWA HEAD Catya and CATWA RIGGED EYES Catya v1.00 , by Catwa Clip
Maitreya Mesh Body, Hands & Feet – Lara V3.5, by Onyx LeShelle
*League* Ella – Catwa Applier – Fair & Body Appliers, by Nena Janus
no.match_ CATWA Jessica HAIRBASE APPLIERS, by n0match
My own shape – adjusted for the Bento mesh head

 

#85 this fairy’s gift

All the ancient classic fairy tales have always been scary and dark                                        – Helena Bonham Carter

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The third fairy drifts into the castle, trailing butterflies and the scent of magical gardens. Memory bears her gift to the tiny princess; one perfect golden peony, symbolizing beauty and honor.

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Outfit:
dress: -AZUL- Calypso Opal, by Mami Jewell
wings: -AZUL- Pepeke Wing & Butterflies Mint, by Mami Jewell
flowers: *LODE* Accessory – Blossoms [single peony], by Chirzaka RV
*LODE* Head Accessory – Iris [violet], by Chirzaka RV
hair: Exile::Cold, by Kavar Cleanslate

CATWA HEAD Annie Human 4.10, by Catwa Clip
Maitreya Mesh Body, Hands & Feet – Lara V3.5, by Onyx LeShelle
Essences [Sophia] #Pale01 [Catwa Applier], & Maitreya Applier Hud *Pale01*, by Inka Mexicola
no.match_ CATWA Jessica HAIRBASE APPLIERS, by n0match
IKON Triumph Eyes – Blue, MESH, by Ikon Innovia
My own shape – adjusted for the mesh head
poses are from the IE Cute and Coy V2 (b) set, by Kay Weston of Image Essentials

background: Mesh Romance Forest Pond Scene, by FelixvonKotwitz Alter

#84 ‘Little Black Dress’ style

 

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One is never over-dressed

or underdressed

with a Little Black Dress 

Karl Lagerfield

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I slip into my favorite [ZE} LBD, zip up my Essenz heels, fluff up my D!va hair and lean in close to the mirror to check my Veechi lipstick and eyeshadow. Oops – I nearly forgot to check my nails. A quick coat of {ZOZ] in a  gold shade – superfast drying.

Hmm now  for jewelry – I’ll choose a couple of  LUXE. gold accessories – then add some from LaGyo. Done!

Zoom over to the IE photo studio to snap some selfies – then off to the casting. Wish me luck.

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Outfit:
dress: [ZE] Carley Dress {BLACK}lara, by ZzoieZee Dethly
shoes: Essenz – Hanover (Black), by Senzati0n Domenitzo
hair: “”D!va”” Hair “Erika” (Amber), by Marisa Kira
makeup: Veechi – Romance Me Eyeshadow [Catwa] & Veechi – Velvet Creme Lipstick [Catwa], by Aiubrey Snoodle
nails: {ZOZ} Beachy Solids Polish, 9 color HUD, by Zozicon
Jewels: LUXE. Cleo Arm Cuffs, LUXE. Harlow Bangle, Harlow Collar & Harlow Link Bracelet Gold, by Meccaa
LaGyo_Halsey Horn Necklace & LaGyo_Halsey Horn Ring – Gold, by Gyorgyna Larnia

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IE Photo Studio – I used the car prop in the Male Pose Studio with poses from the IE Cute and Coy series – by Kay Weston. NB Join the group and the photo studios are free to use. 

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CATWA HEAD Annie Human 4.10, by Catwa Clip
Maitreya Mesh Body, Hands & Feet – Lara V3.5, by Onyx LeShelle
*League* Ella – Catwa Applier – Fair & Body Appliers, wearing the freckled option, by Nena Janus
no.match_ CATWA Jessica HAIRBASE APPLIERS, by n0match
Izzie’s Body Freckles 11, HUD applier, by Izzie Button
IKON Triumph Eyes – Blue, MESH, by Ikon Innovia
My own shape – adjusted for the mesh head

 

#83 New look Memory – raw

You don’t know this new me;

I put back my pieces,

differently.                                                                                              @HighPoetsSociety

We can do this every day in Second Life – BUT I don’t.

I change my avie a little, to fit outfits or to achieve a certain ‘costume’, but big changes I only make maybe once a year, or less. I need to feel like me in my avie.

This time the change is into a mesh head, which you would think is no big deal – they have been around so long now that the next step – Bento- is already here. I have joined the ranks of folk who appear as detached floating parts before assembling into something resembling human form.  It has felt like a big step for me – but strangely many of my friends didn’t even notice!

These photos were quickly shot in Coastal Afternoon WL setting and cropped – to send in for a casting that I’d left till the last minute.

Wearing:

CATWA HEAD Annie Human 4.10, by Catwa Clip

Maitreya Mesh Body, Hands & Feet – Lara V3.5, by Onyx LeShelle

*League* Ella – Catwa Applier – Fair & Body Appliers, wearing the freckled option, by Nena Janus

no.match_ CATWA Jessica HAIRBASE APPLIERS, by n0match

Izzie’s Body Freckles 11, HUD applier,  by Izzie Button

IKON Triumph Eyes – Blue, MESH, by Ikon Innovia

My own shape – adjusted for the mesh head

Outfit (subject to change):

Hair: Magika – Bad Habit, by Sabina Gully

Makeup: Veechi Romance Me Eyeshadow [Catwa], &  Veechi – Velvet Creme Lipstick [Catwa], by Aiubrey Snoodle

Bikini: *MC* Vegas Bikini – Coral – Maitreya Lara, by Freya Olivieri

Jewelry: Kibitz – Amisa rings [L] maitreya 10 – gold, by Kathya Szczepanski