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Red Shoes.

Sometimes you just need a pair of red shoes.

Embraced.

This is a taste of the upcoming gallery show One Billion Rising, opening on the 19th of February.1billion_2017_logo-02

My Heart.

He is a main focus of my SL, and I carry him with me, always.

My Heart.

Some things fit, just right. And that makes my world a better place. Thank you.

Pose: Gemposes - Just married [2nd Level]

Outfit (Her):
 Dress: Dead Dollz - The Bride Gown (white) [Crossroads]
 Hair: Tableau Vivant - Cinderella w/ Tiara (Browns) [Enchantment]
 Ring 1: (Yummy) Crystal Bow Ring - Silver
 Earring: (Yummy) Pave Heart Earring - Silver - White [C88]
 Bracelet: (Yummy) Pearl & Diamond Bracelet
 Ring 2: (Yummy) Unicorn Cameo Ring - Classic Ivory
 Bouquet: Astralia - Callas wedding (Bride Bouquet) RARE [Crossroads]
 Ears: Swallow - Shiny Ears
 Nails: e.marie // OVAL Longer
 Head: Catwa - Catya
 Appliers:
 Tableau Vivant - Cinderella Catwa HB - Browns [Enchantment]
 DeeTalez - Gwendoline (Mixedtype)

Outfit (him):
 Glasses: (epia) - 'Rolmaster' Glasses
 Hair: DOUX - Mikey Hairstyle (B&W) [TMD]
 Suit: [Deadwool] The Dandy (grey)
 Head: Catwa - Justin
 Appliers: Akool - Elroy (Pale)

Sheep.

“So you’re dressed as Little Bo Peep, who’s going to be your sheep?”

Sheep.

When you’ve lost all the sheep, best to find some unicorns.

Pose: 
XXY - Girls date (3) [2nd Level]

Details:
Dress: V.e. Courtney Dress Baby Blue [Rewind]
Shoes: E&O - Tia pumps [2nd Level]
Ring L: (Yummy) Crystal Bow Ring - Silver 
Necklace: (Yummy) Pave Heart - Silver [C88]
Earring: (Yummy) Pave Heart Earring - Silver [C88]
Necklace 2: (Yummy) Unicorn Nameplate - Silver 
Socks: DeadDollz - Parisienne - Nude 
Ring R: EF: Communique Ring v2.0 
Hair: TRUTH HAIR HoneyAna [Group Gift]
Euyes: ZORA - DELPHINE EYES - 04 
Watch: [ kunst ] - Dayton Watch 
Nails: e.marie // NAILS - Glitter Ombre

Valor.

What’s in a name, really?

Valor.

With the newest round of 2nd Level around the corner, I know I’ll be doing as many couples/group shots at possible for February!

Valor. To be brave, courageous. To face battle with honor. Pretty weighty word, yes? A friend of mine posted something on facebook yesterday, with obvious frustration at the way he’d been treated by someone else. Rightly so, though the powder keg that can be facebook is a scary place to vent frustration. So remember, “valor” is your word, and let that be your ethos. Nothing else will matter in the end.

Details:
 Pose: {V}alor Photography & Poses-Embrace [2nd Level] (Opens the 10th!)

Boots: #EMPIRE - Lobelia [Kustom9 - January]
 Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Happy Mesh Hair - Style 1 [Chapter4]
 Necklace: EF: Talia's Heart Necklace - PURITY [Shop your Heart Out]
 Eyes: ZORA - LOLA EYES - 01
 Watch: [ kunst ] - Dayton Watch
 Ears: Swallow - Shiny Ear
 Lingerie: erratic - valentina - brassiere / noir

Hindsight.

Looking back is not always easy, but it is often revealing.

Hindsight.

Do you have times in your life where you looked back at past events and were like “Whoa, what was I thinking?!”  I know I do. That’s why they call it hindsight yeah?  I’ve been reflecting a lot lately on different things, so I’ve had a few moments of that.  We learn our lessons (hopefully!) and move along, just like the next person.

Dress: Blueberry - The Cutieberry - Cardigan & Dress [New - In Store]
 Ring: (Yummy) Crystal Bow Ring (Silver)
 Necklace 1: Cae :: Lovebirds :: Necklace
 Necklace 2: MINIMAL - Doutzen Necklace (Silver)
 Hair: TRUTH - Fire
 Eyes: ZORA - LOLA EYES - 01
 Nails: e.marie - NAILS (Glitter Ombre)
 Shoes: fri.day - Sugar.Platforms (Valentine) [50L Friday]
 Tights: fri.day - Lovely Stockings (Valentine) [50L Friday]

Head: Catwa - Kimberly
 Applier: DeeTaleZ - Gwendoline

 

Static.

Listening to what is going on around you can be like trying to swim through virtual static.

Static.

Sometimes I have these moments where so much is going on that I can’t seem to focus on anything. Too many people trying to have a voice at the same time and I’m just hearing static. Ever have one of those days? Overwhelmed by everything, and nothing seems to get done!

Trousers: ED. Narcotic Dope Pant (Sand) [Shiny Shabby]
 Boots: ED. Narcotic Dope (Black) [Shiny Shabby]
 Top: Mimikri - Tank Top / Vega gold
 Hair: TRUTH - JoJo [+Hat] [UBER]
 Necklace: MINIMAL - Doutzen Necklace -Silver
 Necklace: Cae :: Lovebirds :: [Cosmopolitan]
 Ring: (Yummy) Crystal Bow Ring - Silver
 Bracelet: Benjaminz - Skywalker (SILVER)
 Watch: Benjaminz - Skywalker (SILVER)
 Eyes: ZORA - LOLA EYES - 01
 Nails: e.marie - NAILS (Glitter Ombre)
 Applier: DeeTaleZ - Gwendoline (mixedtype)

Pose: Reel Poses - Pack 11 (05)
 Sim: The wastelands

Something to note, if you’ve never been to The Wastelands (It’s like 9 or 10 sims) it’s been there forever. At least 8 or 9 years in SL that I know of. It’s a really cool place, with loads of places to rezz stuff, you can take all the photos you like there, and the thing I love most about it, is the way it’s ever-changing. It’s a series of Post-Apoc RP sims, though RP is not required to hang out there.

Gallery Preview – Stigmatophilia

Welcome to my exhibit “Paraphilia” being held in the Dominion Art Gallery, at The Dominion Femdom. This is my third installment in my weekly talk on this.

This was the photo that started the ball rolling for me. It was a feeling, after the first shot, I knew I had the photo I wanted and that I was going to be able to do the entire series.  I don’t know if other people have had a similar experience.  I had been both excited and unsure if I was going to be able to capture what I wanted, in a way that was more elegant than just a series of naughty photos.

Here is a complete version of “Stigmatophilia”, you can see it better at the exhibit, alongside 8 other interesting fetishes. ♥

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I hope that you will come by the Dominion Art Gallery and see my show. It was a lot of fun producing, and I am very proud of the results.

Bloom.

Spring is coming, in so many ways.

Bloom.

It’s nearing the end of January, spring is in my sights, the promise of growth and warmth. Of course all growth happens with some struggle. As I grapple with the things around me that need my attention and focus, I try to remain positive and look forward to the end results, which will be better for my life all around. A boss I once had in RL told me that one of the things she appreciated about me was my ‘indomitable spirit’ that even in the face of hardship I can see the light and remain optimistic. And that is where I choose to be. Through the struggle, I shall bloom.

Details:
 Jeans: SPIRIT - Paola jeans (blue)[UBER]
 Sweater: SPIRIT - Paola sweater (blue)[UBER]
 Hair: TRUTH - JoJo w/wisps (Light browns) [UBER]
 Glasses: BALACLAVA!! - Mikael Glasses (Pink-Promo)[TMD][FREEBIE]
 Piercing: Schadenfreude Heart Dermal Piercing, la baiseuse
 Sneakers: TETRA - Air Sneakers (Rose)[Kustom9]

Pose: Custom by Aei.
Applier: DeeTaleZ – Gwendoline (Mixedtype)
Prop: MSD – Abandoned Tractor Garden – Renegade Squirrels

*Special Note* I want to send a huge THANK YOU to Balaclava. They didn’t have to give an actual product as a demo, and of course, I wouldn’t always want to wear pink glasses (the point of them being pink!) but they chose to do so. It’s really super cool when designers do that. And I don’t wear glasses a lot, but you can bet I went back to TMD and bought the fat pack (only 200L). And while I know not everyone will do that, it’s my own special way to say “thank you” and support your art.

Gallery Preview – Crucifixion.

I mentioned that it was a fantastic experience making all of the photos from my current gallery exhibit “Paraphilia” being held in the Dominion Art Gallery, at The Dominion Femdom. This is my second installment in my weekly talk on this exhibit.

Today’s photo took me a long time to take. Not the picture itself, not the set up or getting the models. I was a bit squeamish about the portrayal of this kink. Religion can be such a polarizing topic. Playing with God can be like kissing fire. Sounds hot… but oh the burn.

Here is a complete version of “Crucifixion”, you can see it better at the exhibit, alongside 8 other interesting fetishes. ♥

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It was problematic for me in a few ways.  It’s not one of my interests, personally (not God play) so I had to think about what made it sexy to others.  It’s not an uncommon kink, really.  A lot of people incorporate different types of worship into their play.  And even religion itself is not uncommon, probably because of it being so taboo.  I really had to consider how to represent the kink in a way that was more elegant than crass.  My models were wonderful, and while it took me a few weeks to work myself up to actually taking the picture, once I did, the process itself was a lot of fun.

Details:

Poses:
Cross Pose: { V }alor Photography & Poses
The Angel: Del May Poses – Cant Reach Toes #2
The Nun: ZZANG – The Lean 007

Props:
Towel: [NOCHE] Shower Towel White
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Lingerie: Addams – Elizabeth (White, Full Set)
Lingerie: Addams – Elizabeth Corset (Black)
Wimple
Wings: Bare Rose – Bento Basic Wings (White)

 

Sanctuary.

When things seem off, or you’re not feeling well, do you have your own special sanctuary?

Sanctuary

For me my sanctuary has always been in my imagination.  Books, writing, creating. Though recently I’ve been pretty under the weather.  Tough to get going, tough to stay moving, sleeping an extraordinary amount.  I’m not feeling as resilient as I normally would be against all the bumps in the road.  I know I’m getting better, but it’s too slow. I just want to feel like me again.

Details:
 Dress: :V.e. Alexa Ensemble (Navy) [MBA]
 Hair: TRUTH HAIR Fire [Epiphany]
 Watch: Benjaminz - Skywalker (SILVER)
 Eyes: ZORA - LOLA EYES - 01
 Piercing: Schadenfreude Heart Dermal Piercing, la baiseuse
 Nails: e.marie - NAILS (Glitter Ombre)
 Applier: DeeTaleZ - Gwendoline (mixedtype)

Pose: An Lar – Zara (One M)