Stardust… It’s a Funny Thing


They take your number and you stand in line and they
watch to see how high you’re gonna climb.
Pat on the back and, “Better luck next time,”
Oh it ain’t nothing.. No, nothing 
but a heartbreak town…

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How Do You Feel So Empty… You Want to Let it All Go?

How do you get that lonely? How do you hurt that bad? 
To make you make the call, that havin’ no life at all
Is better than the life that you had? 
How do you feel so empty, you want to let it all go? 
How do you get that lonely… and nobody know?

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Sing to Me the Song of the Stars…

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There’s a song that’s inside of my soul.
It’s the one that I’ve tried to write
over and over again.
I’m awake in the infinite cold
But You sing to me over
and over and over again…

Five-hundred-and-three days.

Thirteen hours.

Twenty-seven minutes.

Sixteen seconds.

At first, she hadn’t kept track. The knowledge that he’d be back in her arms was enough. The occasional phone call or letter in the mail sent her heart fluttering, and she knew. She knew that in time, he’d be back. There was no need.

But then the calls stopped.

She had just arrived home from work, had barely enough time to remove her shoes at the door before the car pulled into the driveway. At first, she didn’t realize what it was. At first, she didn’t understand that it was “the car.”

Two men clad in blue exited the vehicle.

It was just after five o’clock on a Tuesday when her world came to a screeching halt.

Five-hundred-and-twenty-three days ago.

Thirteen hours.

Twenty-seven minutes.

Fifty-one… Fifty-two… Fifty-three…

[Head][Lelutka][Stella Mesh Head (v1.6)]
[Skin][Glam Affair][Alyx (America)]
[Body][Slink][Slink Physique (v2.8)]
[Eyes][IKON][Triumph Eyes (Evening)]
[Hands][Slink][AvEnhance Hands (Casual)]
[Hair][TRUTH Hair][Louisa (Gingers)]
[Tattoo][White Widow][Moonlight (Black)]
[Dress][Zanze @ .PENUMBRA AW16 FW][Cassie Dress (Black)]
[Pose][Female 07 Pose from Gracefully Wicked “Starlight Bed”]
[Location][La Vie Sim]
[Inspiration Tune][Mandy Moore – Only Hope]

Come Away Little Loss…

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Sorry, guys. This song has been stuck in my head for days, which of course means I had to use it in a blog post. Most of the time I can’t stand Maroon 5, but something about this song just gives me chills. It just seems so sad.

I love it. I love things, especially music, that evoke some emotion, and this song does that for me. I’ve definitely been in a mood lately. I wouldn’t call it sad, but things have been interesting around here. I’m doing well. Things could be better, but I’m still kicking, as always.

And speaking of still kicking, the amazing Zzoie Dethly is a friend of mine, and the mind behind [ZanZe]. Earlier this year, in true SL fashion, Second Life ate a large portion of her inventory…including a lot of her meshes. Let’s talk about how devastating the mere thought of that is for a second. It’s awful. Meshes are expensive. Custom meshes are even more expensive, and the work that a designer puts into their designs goes on top of all that…

Luckily, she has recovered, and [ZanZe] is back with some awesome new releases! This is the Aisha Dress. It comes in several color options, but we all know I’m a fan of the black and white, so that’s what you get to see here. I love this. It’s just different and fun and perfect for summer.And because I’m landlocked in real life and surrounded by corn, I took myself to the beach today! This is going to go on my list of favorite beaches in SL for sure. Tons of photo ops! But I digress…

It’s going to be a long day, so instead of rambling on about how much I wish I could hit the fast-forward button in life (or, ya know, invent one, because let’s be honest…) I’m just going to leave you with this.

Ready for the details?

Of course you are.

[Skin][((=alterego=))][Dionne (Neutre)]
[Hands][Slink][AvEnhance Hands (Elegant)]
[Eyes]IKON][Sunrise Eyes (Azure Light)]
[Lashes][*Mon Cheri*][Falsies – Mesh Lashes]
[Hair][::Exile::][Nina (Marone)]
[Face][Madrid Solo][Hustle (Blush, Moles, Freckles)]
[Lips][Zibska @ Uber][Nava Lips #2]
[Teeth][PXL][OpenMouth Pro Basic]
[Nails][ZOZ @ ReVAMPED][DSignature Reds Black Tip]
[Dress][[ZanZe]][Aisha Dress [Monos HUD]]
[Shoes][Slipper Originals @ Aloha Fair][Oceana Sandals]
[Inspiration Tune][Maroon 5 – Come Away to the Water]

Say My Name, Say My Name…

*Ahem* Sorry about that. I’m a little excited about this. I have been trying to keep my mouth shut about it, and now, I can finally share the awesomeness with the rest of you, oh lovely readers of my blog. The Best of Second Life Fashion Week is fast approaching, and a friend of mine is sharing a few new pieces for the event, which I am sure is going to be absolutely amazing.

Anyway, I was absolutely honored to learn that one of her pieces was named after me. She’s a very good friend of mine and an amazing person, and I’ve had… Well, I’ve had a less-than-stellar couple of months. When I learned that she had named one of her pieces after me, it literally made my day. And when I saw it? Well… damn. It’s beautiful, elegant, bright… I absolutely adore this gown.

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This gown and other items from the [ZE] Provacateur line will be unveiled during BOSL’s Fashion Week, and you can bet I’ll be there. I’m wearing the ‘salmon’ color in these pictures, and I absolutely love it. The gown is in two pieces–the dress and the cape that attaches behind–and it drags a bit behind. I love the draping, too, but it’s just a fun piece all the way around.

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Here’s a bit closer view without getting all up in my chest area–see the pattern here? That goes all throughout the gown. It’s subtle, but it really adds something. I don’t think that this gown would be quite the same without the pattern. Confession? I love a nice pattern. I paired this gown with Lazuri’s “Enchanted Diamond” set, and I’m not the best stylist in the world, but I think it looks nice, yeah?

I would like to thank the wonderful Tivi Inglewood (Tiviyah Resident) for making me smile and naming such a beautiful piece after me. I feel like an absolute princess in this gown, and I just hope that everyone else loves it as much as I do.

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If you’re curious about this gown or other releases from [ZE] for BOSL Fashion Week, keep your eyes ears open, and make sure you get to the event! I’m sure there’s going to be tons of amazing things to see.

Curious ?

Shape – Mine
Skin – Glam Affair Lilith (America)
Body – Slink Physique
Hands – Slink AvEnhance Female Hands (Elegant)
Hair – ::Exile:: Hearts Don’t Break Even (Marone)
Eyes – IKON Sunrise Eyes (Azure)
Lashes – *MonCheri* Falsies Lashes
Face – Madrid Solo Period Designs (Hustle – Blush, Moles, Freckles)
Eyeshadow – FacePaint Siren 1
Lips – Zibska Lurine Lips (6)
Jewelry – Lazuri “Enchanted Diamond Set (Ring, Bracelet, and Earrings)
Gown – [ZE] Provacateur Novaleigh Gown (Salmon) — BOSL Fashion Week
Poses – *PosESioN*

Good Things Come to Those Who Wait…

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So, I haven’t posted anything in a week… Sorry about that. I’ve been dealing with some things in real life. However, today, I just HAD to post, because I got a few awesome tidbits of news this week that I feel the need to share with the world.

I recently found out that I was chosen as a blogger for Zanze. And then I did a little dance, because I discovered Zanze a while ago thanks to a very good friend, and have pretty much fallen in love with just about everything in the store. I think that might be a bit of an understatement, though. In light of that, I wanted to blog one of my favorite recent releases from Zanze’s Provocateur line. It’s called the “Dewey” dress, and I only hope that the pictures I’ve taken today can do it even a little bit of justice. Let me try to explain. I love things that are a little out of the ordinary. The skirt on this dress? Flirty, sexy, fun… and much shorter in the front than it is in the back. I am in love with it, and I like to think I look pretty darn cute. I was so excited to hear that I was chosen to represent this brand to the SL Fashion blogging world, and I knew right away that this would absolutely have to be one of the first things I blogged. Because look at it. Just… looook at it.

I have to say though, as much as I had fun taking pictures like this:

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I also got a bit more news this week. A couple days ago, the entries for the Miss Virtual World competition closed. In the first round, everyone had to fill out an application and send in a head shot. So.. Let me tell you how difficult I found it to get a decent head shot. Goodness. So, I took one myself, and that didn’t exactly turn out for the best. So then I went to I think two or three different photographers. One of those shots turned out really warped, and I was very confused. Under any other circumstances, it was a lovely picture, but it wasn’t really something I thought would be good enough to submit to the MVW competition. I went back to the drawing board and had another one done. This one was lovely. But again, the dimensions were off.

I ended up taking another one myself. I don’t know why this one turned out different than the first. I just get lucky playing around with Photoshop occasionally, I guess. Anyway, this one turned out different than the first, and then I took a better look at it, and decided to go ahead and submit it with my application. I figured, “Hey, a new girl like me probably isn’t going to get asked to the live auditions, so why not go for it anyway? The worst they can say is no, and then there’s always next year.”

“There’s always next time,” is pretty much my motto when it comes to new ventures in Second Life. I find that this keeps me happy, focused, and busy as a bee.

Well, ladies and gentlemen, I found out recently that I in fact HAVE been asked to attend the live auditions for Miss Virtual World. I can’t even begin to explain the happy dance that accompanied this news. I will likely never be able to afford to attend the Miss Virtual World Modeling Academy on my meager dancer’s “salary” in Second Life, but I definitely admire the organization and many of the people that work behind the scenes there. I was honored to get the invitation and even the shot at an opportunity to walk down that runway.

I am SO excited.

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So excited. Don’t I look excited? I think I look pretty awesome, actually. But that could be the Dewey dress. I think it’s the Dewey dress. So far, I only have it in the sage color, but I think I’ll be grabbing the others soon. Very soon. In the meantime, I am going to start preparing myself for perhaps the most awesome thing that has happened to me since I jumped into the modeling world.

Wish me luck!

Coming up later this week, I’ll be featuring the Ethnic Neckholder Dress from Kathleen’s, available at iNOVARE’s Fashiontropic event, going on now! In the meantime, if you’re curious about the Dewey dress or anything else available from Zanze or their Provocateur line, visit them in world HERE and check out everything that they have to offer!