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Astralia – Dream Catcher Earrings @ The Instruments Event

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DATUM – Angel Bites

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KoKoLoReS – Kai Hair @ We <3 RP

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Petite Mort – Ruffle Peasant Blouse & BUsted Jeans @ The Instruments Event

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B O D Y // Slink 

H E A D // LOGO

S K I N // It Girls

E Y E S  // IKON – Triumph Eyes

T A T T O O // Prodigy Ink – 7P-Ins


One Last Time

One Last TimeBaby I don’t care if you got her in your heart
All I really care is you wake up in my arms
One last time
I need to be the one who takes you home

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Somethin’ Big

Somethin' BigSomething big I feel it happening
Out of my control,
Push and pull and then it’s grabbing me
Feel it in my bones like

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News From Beyond…

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Pose: Munereia – Orbs News (Group Gift, Group Free to join)
Skin: Samurai HQ – L’Homme Group Gift Samurai HQ Austin Nude a _ Facial Hair  (mainstore gift when you Join L’Homme Group, Free)
Eyes: IKON Eternal Eyes – CandyApple (previous Hunt gift)
Tattoo: [White~Widow – HIGH] Steppin’ (Hunt gift for The Collection, Mad Pea Hunts)
Hair: Tableau Vivant \ LeeJae hair (The Men’s Dept, September)
Pauldron: *May’s Soul* Ignea armor pauldrons silver (the Jackpot Gacha Fair, September)
Chestpiece: [Ascent] Theron Chest – Silver Common
Pants: ::GB:: Heavenly warrior pants / White
Wings: DRD-Devine wings – light
Owl: RO – The Illusionist – Hoodini the Owl – RARE (The Arcade Gacha Events, September 1-30)
Staff: RO – The Illusionist – Mancers Staff R – RARE (The Arcade Gacha Events, September 1-30)
Orb: RO – The Illusionist – Mancers Orb L – RARE (The Arcade Gacha Events, September 1-30)

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H.M.A.E.M. – La Fin De Siecle Jewelry Set @ Aristo

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B O D Y // Maitreya Mesh Body

F A C E // LeLutka Mesh Head

E A R S // Mandala – Steking Ears

E Y E S  // IKON – Triumph Eyes

L A S H E S // Mai Bilavio – Essential Lashes @ Collabor88

H A I R // Zibska – Barbe

J E W E L R Y // Cerberus Crossing – Lethal Talons

O U T F I T // Dead Dollz Runa Top & Pants @ The Secret Affair 

S H O E S // N-core – Gradient Stiletto


Rudy Red

BYRNE Exclusive for Rock Your Rack

September 26 – October 11

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BYRNE – Rudy Satin Suit Exclusive 100% Donation  For Rock Your Rack (landmark soon)

Heavy Satin Peplum Jacket and Pencil Skirt features an eye-popping hot pink,red and white color burst dot design inspired by the Valentino A/W collection.
100% Rigged mesh in standard sizes.
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ROCK YOUR RACK – EXCLUSIVE 50% Donation
(BYRNE) Rudy Satin Suit in Purple
Heavy Satin Peplum Jacket and Pencil Skirt
Comes in Purple,lilac and white… and purple,green and white.
100% Rigged mesh in standard sizes.
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ROCK YOUR RACK – EXCLUSIVE 25% Donation

(BYRNE) Rudy Satin Suit in Aqua
Heavy Satin Peplum Jacket and Pencil Skirt
Comes in Aqua,Red and White and Aqua,Blue and White
100% Rigged mesh in standard sizes.
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ROCK YOUR RACK –  L$10 Hunt Exclusive

(BYRNE) Rudy Satin Suit in Mono
Heavy Satin Peplum Jacket and Pencil Skirt
100% Rigged mesh in standard sizes.
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B O D Y // Maitreya Mesh Body

F A C E // LeLutka Mesh Head

E A R S // Mandala – Steking Ears

E Y E S  // IKON – Triumph Eyes

L A S H E S // Mai Bilavio – Essential Lashes @ Collabor88

S K I N // sYs 

H A I R // MADesigns – Lilit Hair

N A I L S // PUNCI – My Point Nails

J E W E L R Y – Meva – Art Necklace @ Tres Chic Venue 

Rock Your Rack 2015 official AD

Breast cancer is one of the leading health crises for women. 1 in 8 women, and an every increasing percentage of men will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. There is currently no known cure for breast cancer, and its early diagnosis is critical to survival.

Models Giving Back is pleased to present Rock Your Rack, an annual fundraising event combining the best of SL Music and Fashion to support the work of breast cancer charities and raise awareness for early detection which is critical to a positive outcome for this devastating disease.

This year’s event will support the National Breast Cancer Foundation which provides free mammograms, education, support and early detection services to anyone in need.

The 2015 event is on three sims and involves 64 designers including 4 Platinum Sponsors: Ever An’ Angel, Lybra, PurpleMoon, and Sky. Along with these designers, 5 Live Musical Artists, 1 dance team and 5 DJs will provide entertainment throughout the two week long Event.

Events during the fundraiser include 8 fashion shows, 6 live musical concerts, a performance by the Shadow’s Silhouette Dancers, DJ dance parties, a 10L Hunt, Silent Auction areas, and more. Designers will be providing exclusive creations with 100% of the sales of those items going to the National Breast Cancer Foundation along with a fine selection of the newest and most popular designs donating a percentage as well.

For a complete listing of events and more details on this year’s event, please visit the website: http://rockyourrack.wordpress.com

This year’s event officially opens to the public on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 12:00am SLT and will close at 11:59pm SLT on Sunday, October 11, 2015.

Together we can make a difference!

Those who are unable to attend but wish to support the cause, may visit the Model’s Giving Back official donation page at https://fundraise.nbcf.org/mgb2015 where donations can be made directly using a variety of means.

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About Models Giving Back

Models Giving Back is an agency of professional, certified SecondLife models who give of their time and talents to raise funds for legitimate and verified SL and RL charities.

Models Giving Back was founded in October of 2012 by Jamee Sandalwood after a previous agency dedicated to charity work was forced to close due to the owner leaving SecondLife. Jamee felt the work that was being done needed to be continued and set out to lead the models that were already a part of the former agency into new and bigger endeavors at the newly created Models Giving Back.

To date the agency has partnered with dozens of designers and provided models for runway, print and other functions that support charities around SL.

Rock Your Rack is the creation of Jamee Sandalwood and is owned exclusively by Models Giving Back in SecondLife.

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About the National Breast Cancer Foundation

The National Breast Cancer Foundation was founded in 1991 by breast cancer survivor, Janelle Hail. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1980 at the age of 34. At the time of her diagnosis, there was little information about the disease, and she was forced to make a decision about her health with few options. After her treatment, Janelle made a commitment to help women around the world by educating them about breast cancer and the importance of early detection. NBCF’s mission is to save lives through early detection and to provide mammograms for those in need. This mission includes increasing awareness through education, providing diagnostic breast care services for those in need, and providing nurturing support services.
http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org


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Maitreya Body
Head: LeLutka Mesh -STELLA
Head applier: Glam Affair ( Lelutka Heads )  Mila 6 - Asia (K9NEW!! 
Hair: [taketomi]_Sairen_Dessin NEW!!
Eyes IKON VIP Group Gift - August 2015
Oufit: {le fil casse} astridia full outfit pewter (TSA)
Headpiece: *N* GAURA HAIR DRESS WHITE 

Work Hard, Play Hard but Remember Your Value

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There’s lots of good stuff happening right now in both of my lives. We’re fast approaching the MadPea Celebrity Auction at !Exodus! which brings both of my SL working lives together for a great cause.  A week later we will be launching The Peatonville Asylum adventure game that we have been working on non-stop for over 2 months.

Yesterday I wrote the blog post on the MadPea blog where I announced the hud packages for the game and while the vast majority of feedback there were of course the dissenters who complained about having to pay to play.  The minimum cost to play is L$100. What you get for that L$100 is hours of gameplay, a rich layered storyline, a fun group of people and community to join and play alongside and a goodie bag. The silver and Gold hud packages are loaded with extras and rewards.

What has it cost to develop the game…well I don’t track the exact costs, or know what my colleagues are paid but a team of 15 people working flat out for 2 months, building, scripting, designing, blogging, marketing, graphic designing, texturing, writing, animating, making poses, liaising and organising collaborators. 2 sims, built and decorated as well as the associated costs of those sims. Plus freelancers to fill skill gaps such as making clothing items for the Gold Hud Costumes.  I think most rational people are reading this and thinking “Wow! People really complain about spending 100L$ after all that work” Yes, they do and it’s heartbreaking because no matter how much positive feedback you get the fact that someone can sit in your group and accuse you of being greedy is hurtful. The irony is that if they really stopped to think about it, it’s them that are greedy expecting everything for free.

I believe that are two main reasons for this expectation and I spoke about one of them when I, along with Kiana Writer, was interviewed by Saffia Widdershins at SL12B earlier this year. People are not used to being asked to pay for experiences in SL and therefore they often don’t place a value on them. They go to clubs and don’t expect to tip the venue and sometimes don’t tip the staff because it’s someone else’s responsibility to pay for their entertainment. If everyone thought like that there would be a lot less clubs and venues in SL that’s for sure. But as long as someone else is subsidising their time why should they be bothered. They would however be the first to kick-off if they turned up at their favourite venue and found it ‘pay for entry’ or group only with a group charge. There are free games on the grid…go play one and then try a MadPea game and tell me you don’t notice a difference in quality level.

The second reason I believe is the misbelief that MadPea Games are hunts (in the traditional sense of a hunt). Yes there is a hunting element – you have to find items to complete your passage through the gameplay but you are not hunting prizes. Most standard hunts in SL don’t have full sims themed to the storyline, mini adventures, a storyline, themed outfits to wear to immerse yourself. We make interactive grid-wide adventure games not hunts and our rewards for completing the game are far superior to any ‘hunt’ I’ve ever done in SL. When you play Peatonville at the Gold Level you will get 50 Rewards – 2 from each of the collaborating creators who include Zerkalo, AF, Serenity Style, Botanical, Exile Hair, Noodles, Reckless Tattoos and Junk to name just the first few that came to my mind.

I buy my homes, my clothes, my mesh bodies, heads, hands and feet, my decor, my hair, my accessories… I work hard, all the team do, most of us alongside real life jobs because we love what we do but yes, we value our time and our work and that means it has a price tag. It’s about time other game and experience creators put value on their work and charged accordingly and more than about time that all SL residents understood that you get what you pay for.

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These pics are taken at the starting zone for Peatonville Asylum, Peatonville Bay. The game opens on 2nd October to everyone and on the 1st October to players who win or purchase an early access Gold Key.

Credits: 

Body – Maitreya Lara

Head – TMP – Classic

Appliers – Lara Hurley Midtone and Elea Head Applier

Hair – Argrace – Nao

Eyes – IKON – Hope Eyes – Storm

Tattoo – White Widow – Focus **NEW** at ANYbody

Jacket and Top – Coco – Cropped Bomber Jacket **NEW** at Shiny Shabby from 21st September

Shorts – Pixicat – Tilde Shorts – **NEW** at Kustom9

Shoes – REIGN – Thigh High Sneakers

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

Poses – Kalopsia Scooter with Poses

 


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


Style 758 IT – Storaxtree




Crown - !IT! - Fruits Of The Fall Crown - enMESHed into fall 0L
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Hair - Wasabi Pills -Barbara
Skin - Hush - Willow
Eyes - IKON - Triumph Eyes - Armor free group gift 







StoraxTree - Defender of the Gate Decor F -NEW
dust bunny . wildrose manor - NEW @ 88
IOS Maple Leaves v1 with Rotation (gold) NEW @ Color Me Project 
IOS Maple Leaves v3 (maroon) NEW @ Color Me Project 
[CIRCA] - "Epiphany Sun" Hanging Lantern - Bronze / Green 1 NEW @ 24 Event exclusive