Category Archives: fri.day

Putting It Into Practice

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Yesterday I spoke about being kind to others because you never know what is going on behind the avatar. I wrote that item before I went to work for the day. I work in a hospital clinic and later in the day someone came in for treatment that I knew almost 30 years ago.

She was a supervisor at a factory I worked in when I left school as a temp agency worker. I was 16 and she was probably late 40’s, early 50’s then. She was feared by everyone, the temp staff and the full time permanent staff alike. She was not a nice person and made everyone’s life as difficult as possible…and yesterday…she was a shadow of former self. She didn’t remember me. She was quiet, withdrawn and nervous. I mentioned to her while she waited that I had worked with her in the past. We talked for a while about people we knew, the place we worked and reminisced about it. Her eyes lit up, she laughed and smiled. I didn’t mention the bad stuff just spent some time talking to her generally.

It struck me again, all the time she was being difficult when I was 16 what was going on in her life behind the scenes. It felt good to forget that fear and annoyance with her from years gone by and be the one with the power to make a difference to her day in a positive way.

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One of the other things that made me feel good yesterday was finally getting over to Less Than Wicked to take some pics and checking out the items at this round of Tres Chic

I’m in the process of decorating my new house…it’s a long process with so much other stuff going on with MadPea Celebrity Auction and the launch of Peatonville just around the corner but I had to find somewhere for these gorgeous autumnal items from Serenity Style, available at Tres Chic.  Perfect for the rustic Fall look these Autumn Wood Blocks also come with the ground leaves that set them off adorably.

Off to work again now and looking forward to what today has in store.

Credits:

Body – Maitreya Lara

Head – TMP – Classic

Appliers – Lara Hurley Midtone and Elea Head Applier

Hair – Argrace – Tsubasa

Eyes – IKON – Hope Eyes – Storm

Ricielli – Bonnie Dress **NEW** at Tres Chic

Shoes – fri.day – Didi Wedges

Head – LODE – Head Accessory – Vines (Autumn) RARE Gacha item

Pose – oOo Studio 

Location – Less Than Wicked

Serenity Style-Autumn Wood Block Leaf **NEW** at Tres Chic

Serenity Style-Autumn Wood Block Striped **NEW** at Tres Chic

Serenity Style-Autumn Wood Block Fall **NEW** at Tres Chic

Serenity Style-New Autumn Leaves **NEW** at Tres Chic

Dust Bunny – Firewood Basket

{anc} flottante puppy

floorplan & willow. Venturer wood print / in the wild

floorplan & willow. Venturer wood print / feather


Everyone is Fighting Their Own Battles – Be Kind

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One of the things I love most about our Virtual World is that we come across so many different people from different walks of life. I find that SL often breaks the generalisations and prejudices that we might have had about people. I know over the 9 years I have been part of Second Life that my perceptions have changed…I hope I am far more open-minded and tolerant than I was and I always considered myself to be a very tolerant person in the first place.

I have lots of examples of this having worked and played in various communities over the years and one of the biggest changes I have seen has happened under my own nose.  6 years ago almost I hired a female avatar DJ to work at my club. She insisted on using a voice morpher which did cause a lot of snickers and giggles from people. Of course people made assumptions…quite rightly as it proved, that this DJ was not in fact a female in real life. A couple of years in this DJ was unaware one night that their voice morpher failed, just for a split second, and several us were able to confirm that it was a male voice. No one said a word. To us, she wanted to be known and associated as a female and we were fine with that. It was her SL and she could be whatever she wanted to be.

For one reason or another the DJ left my employ but came back a few years later and asked to rejoin the team. I said yes, but not with a voice morpher. The voice morpher is unclear and distracting, I said, and besides we all know you have a male voice. By this time I also had several other dj’s whose avies didn’t match the voice and it really was no big deal to anyone. The DJ was surprised we knew, shocked we had known for so long and I think mostly pleasantly surprised that she hadn’t noticed any change whatsoever in how people related to her.

Everyone has things going on behind the avatar that others may not know about. Some might, but most won’t unless you are a person that shares everything with everyone like a daily edition of a newspaper. I’ve been reminded of this today as I read Facebook and find out that someone I know has been dealing with the decline and now passing away of a parent to cancer. This person knows full well that they get a fair amount of criticism from some quarters for how they interact with others sometimes. My writing that won’t be a surprise. But, reading that this morning really made me remember the adage ‘Be Kind to Others, You never know what battles they are fighting’

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone and treat people how you would like to be treated today.

Credits:

Body – Maitreya Lara

Head – Lelutka Stella

Appliers – Lara Hurley Midtone and Alena Head Applier

Eyes – Ikon – Storm

Hair – Exile – Blown Away

Jacket – Erratic – Mischa Wrap Coat

Pants – Maitreya – Leather Leggings

Shoes – fri.day – Samantha Booties **NEW** at C88

Earrings – Kunglers – Blanche **NEW** at ON9

unKindness -Country Pumpkin Candles **NEW** at Tres Chic. from 17th September

DDD – Handing Candles

Skye Studio Tree Tunnel


Fri.day I Miss U

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F E A T U R E D 

Arise – Cara Top @ anyBODY

Facebook

Flickr

In-World

Marketplace

Website

Fri.day – Samantha Booties @ Collabor88

Facebook

Flickr

In-World

Marketplace

Website

KoKoLoreS – Cara Hair @ Suicide Dollz 

Blog 

Facebook 

Flickr

In-World

Marketplace


Pixicat – Biker Pants


#16 Casual Friday Night

"Casual Friday Night"

Shape: AlterEgo // Victoria
Body: Maitreya // Lara
Skin: AlterEgo // Kensi - Almond
Hair: Little Bones // Hexxed // C88
Head Jewelry: Noodles // Hex Circlet - Black // C88
Nails: .PUKI. // My Long Point Nails
Top: Blueberry // Mina - Tube Top - Essentials 
Pants: Blueberry // Rica - Skinny Jeans - Midnight
Feet & Hands: Slink // High & Elegant 1
Shoes: fri.day // Samantha Booties - Iron // C88
Tattoo: Unique Fashion // New Bloods - Custom
Pose: Purple Poses // #604


She’s a Black Magic Woman and She’s Trying to Make a Devil out of me

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This is almost a part two to my earlier post there was just so much awesome stuff to tell you about that I had to share the love over 2 posts! I also had omitted to thank my friend Marc for his help in putting together the scenes in my last post so I wanted to rectify that.  I’ve known Marc for some time now and recently have gotten to know him a lot better, he’s been a total star helping with my pics, blogging and coming in super handy with a MadPea mini-crisis I had earlier today. I’ve had some awesome things happen to me this week and discovering the depth of his friendship has been one of them.

I am really enjoying using my TMP Classic head more often now and getting used to the using Stylemode to achieve different looks for my avatar. Today I am using the brand new eye tattoo appliers from White Widow available at ON9 and also from White Widow, the Altar tattoo which is new at We Love Roleplay…to be honest I’ve not taken this tattoo off for days…I love it!

Everyone loves to have a lil black dress they pull out for those occasions when you need to slip into something drop-dead sexy and fitted to perfection and if you have been to C88 already this month you may have seen the ISON Occult dress I’m wearing for this post. The dress is sold separately to the jacket but you can mix up elements of the two for the desired look. Fitted for Maitreya and Slink this is THE dress to shimmy into when you want to dress to impress.  Matched up with AlterEgo Leg Fade v2 and these absolutely gorgeous Samantha Booties from fri.day that can also be grabbed at C88.

Witchy Woman!

Credits:

Body – Maitreya Lara

Head – TMP – Classic

Appliers – Lara Hurley Midtone and Elea Head Applier

Hair – [e] elikatira – Estelle **NEW** at Fameshed

Eyes – IKON – Hope Eyes – Storm

Tattoo – White Widow – Altar – **NEW** at We Love Roleplay

Face Tattoo – White Widow – Mellow – **NEW** at ON9

Glasses – Izzie’s – Gentleman Glasses

Dress – Ison – Occult Dress **NEW** at C88

Shoes – fri.day – Samantha Booties – **NEW** at C88

Leg Fade V2 – AlterEgo

Horns – Zenith – Muted Coven Horns **NEW** at C88

Poses – Posesion


#13 Do You Believe…..

"Do You Believe....."

Shape: AlterEgo // Victoria
Body: Maitreya // Lara
Skin: AlterEgo // Kensi - Almond
Hair: Little Bones // Horrorshow
Horns: =Zenith= // Muted Coven Horn - Snow // C88
Head Jewelry: Noodles // Hex Circlet - Black // C88
Collar: =Zenith= // Muted Coven Collar - Snow // C88
Dress: =Zenith= // Muted Coven Dress - Rose // C88
Shoes: Fri.day // Samantha Booties - Ghost // C88



#11 Crazy In Love

"Crazy In Love"

Shape: AlterEgo // Victoria
Body: Maitreya // Lara
Skin: AlterEgo // Kensi - Almond
Hair: Little Bones // Hexxed // C88
Nails: Puki // My Long Point Nails
Head Jewelry: Noodles // Hex Circlet - Black // C88
Bra & Panties: Erratic // Scarlett // C88
Body Harness & Cuffs: Erratic // Scarlett // C88
Jacket: Ison // Occult // C88
Shoes: Fri.day // Samantha Booties - Crimson // C88



Sweet Doll

HEAD: VCO Fairy Mesh Head [Puka 03] gacha
 BODY: *COCO*_FashionDoll_Body_Peach
HAIR: TRUTH HAIR Anouk *NEW*
ROMPER: Tee*Fy Giselle Romper
HEADBAND: Persefona Gina Wreath
EARRINGS: MG - Earrings - Pearl Daisies
WRAPS: fri.day - Aisling.Wraps *NEW* @Collabor88
POSE: Kirin "Sitting Pretty"

SCENE:
House: *Funky*Junk* Imbrie Summer Room
Chair: Soy. Dreamy Hanging Chair
Curtains: +Half-Deer+ Fairy Curtain - Square (White)
Carpet: :hiyoko: Japan Carpet White
Puppy: {anc} flottante puppy. cream . sitB / withCollar 2Li
Kitty: -Pixicat- Bastet.Sphynx (Lazy) *NEW* @The Arcade Gacha
Hammie: MishMish - Hammie & Makeup RARE *NEW* @The Arcade Gacha
Vases: BananaN "Kawaii bunny vases"  FREE @Marketplace
floorplan. hanging light / silver s
{anc} garden. whitebook 4Li gacha

A Sunday Well Spent Brings A Week of Content

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Sunday is really the start of the week. I remember being told that as a child and thinking the person telling me was bat-shit crazy. Monday was the first day of the school week, the first day of the work week why would Sunday be the first day of the week? It made no sense whatsoever. Now…many, many years later it still makes no sense whatsoever. What does make sense, and even more so the older I get, is making sure that Sunday is relaxing, chilled out and happy. It’s got to revive you and ready you for the week ahead. This Sunday is only halfway through for me at the moment but it’s certainly already working out to be one of the most restful I’ve had for some time.

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Having a bit more time today gave me the opportunity to look through some items and put together some looks and sets that I had been planning on for a while and adding in some new items too. Those of you who read my blog regularly will know what a fangirl I am of White Widow Tattoos and they’re back with some awesome new releases including the one I am wearing today which is from We Love Roleplay event. It comes in black, henna and white ink versions and in just about every body applier known to man! White Widow put a lot of work into making sure that they cover as many appliers as possible so that as many people as possible can enjoy their work.

I put together the scene with these awesome items from Serenity Style for Mesh Avenue September Round. The set comes with mannequins and a room divider and wheel (not shown). I’ve featured Serenity Style a few times, including a Mainstore Monday post. I urge you to visit Mesh Avenue to pick up this beautiful set but also to check out the mainstore of this creator of beautiful mesh home decor… she really is going places.

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I wanted to add a quick note about the poses I am using today from addme. Not only are the poses great and working very well with a mesh body but I was so happy when I unpacked these and found that only do the poses come individually with mirrors but there is also a pose stand with the poses in them and a hud with them in. Now, I use a pose hud, as I am sure a lot of photographers and bloggers do, but I am always buying new poses and every few weeks have to sit down and update my hud. The fact that addme have supplied the hud and posestand is an indication of the thoughtfulness and the desire to go above and beyond what a lot of other stores do. They are helping to make their products even more usable and making themselves stand out from their competitors. They’ve done a great job.

I am going to wrap up my chilled out Sunday with a 2 hour dj set at !Exodus! Rock Club. Feel Good Sunday tuneage from the 90’s 00’s and today with a playlist including Oasis, Cardigans, Suede, Placebo, Elastica, The Kooks, Razorlight, Catatonia, Jake Bugg, Modest Mouse, Weezer, Pepper, James, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Tame Impala, Garbage, The Cure, Beck and Our Lady Peace…and quite a bit more too! Come along and chill out with me and feel good this Sunday.

Credits: 

Body – Maitreya Lara

Head – TMP – Classic

Appliers – Lara Hurley Midtone and Elea Head Applier

Hair – Argrace – Azami

Eyes – IKON – Hope Eyes – Storm

Tattoo – White Widow – Altar – **NEW** at We Love Roleplay

Outfit – Junbug – Rose’s Boudoir

Shoes – fri.day – Opal Heels – Vintage

Earrings – League Sideshow

Serenity Style- Dizzie Mannequin **NEW** at Mesh Avenue

Serenity Style- Dizzie Room Divider **NEW** at Mesh Avenue

Botanical  – Decorative Lights

Poses – addme Poses


Tea Time

SKIN & LIPS: VCO
HAIR: TRUTH HAIR Olympia *NEW* @Uber
TOP: Tee*fy Clarissa Bustier Top *NEW* @Kustom 9
SHORTS: Tee*fy Lavinia High-Waisted Shorts *NEW* @Uber
GLASSES: ^^Swallow^^ Dream Sunglassess *NEW* @Collabor88
EARRINGS: ^^Swallow^^ Deco Earrings
SHOES: fri.day - Bobbie.Pumps

SCENE:
Kalopsia - Wonderland Party (The Red Queen Set)
.Bee Designs:. Adorable  seat - Macaw
{anc} flottante puppy. cream
Glitterati "White Picket Fence"
Grass by Kidd