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Pieces of Me

I could say new year, new look, but this one is a drastic one …so perhaps it deserves a bit more explanation.  A quote I read recently sums it up nicely. “One day someone is going to hug you so tight, that all your broken pieces fit back together.”

Pieces of Me

Since I started in SL, I have lived many different lives,  avatars created with components of me, but never all of me, to keep my heart and emotions safe.  There was Minx, my flirty, scrappy warrior pixie; Ciara, my spiritual gypsy witch; Terelyn, the fallen angel conflicted about her place in the world; Mika, my magical child self.  And of course, you’ve all known Nyree, my professional model working self.  You see, by splitting myself this way, I could still be part of me that I knew, which gave me some level of comfort, but at the same time, because it was only part, it didn’t matter so much if that one part was accepted or rejected.

Pieces of Me2

I once had someone tell me if I could ever bring all my avatars together, then I’d be completely me.  I could see the truth in that, yet was never willing to do so, not for myself and certainly not for any SL lover.  Until, I met someone on my Princess of Play avatar, Shadow.  Shadow was me, at my most relaxed.  And I guess because of that, and the fact that I was truly looking for a friendship, not expecting a romance, my guard was down…and somehow all of me came together without me even thinking about it.

Shadow and Dilly Pieces of Me

When you find someone who loves the whole of you, and makes you feel so safe and valued for who you are, it is funny how the pieces merge together. So, Nyree has taken on Shadow’s look, and for the first time, Nyree’s look hasn’t changed due to insecurities, but rather from a sense of freedom to be myself, with all my foibles.  I am living fully as me for the first time in SL, doing the things I love, being with the people who matter, and able to flirt, scrap, play, explore deep, soul-searching topics, work and live my magical SL life.  Dedicated to the one that brought all of me back together again, and gave me all of him in the process. All of Me – John Legend.

On Nyree:

Jacket: ISABELLA MESH LEATHER JACKET creme – shine by [ZD]

Skirt: Giles ruby – ColdLogic
Shoes: Pointy Strap Heel Red for Slink Medium Feet – ISON

Ring: Indonesia Ring – Sajahan – Finesmith

Hair: Celebrity Skin Dark Blondes – Exile

Pose: Pouffe in Red Ottoman (multi-pose) – Circa Living

On Dilip:

Jacket: JONAS MESH PEA COAT grey with rollneck sweater – sharp by [ZD]

Pants: MESH SUIT PANTS black – sharp by [ZD]

Shoes: Elegance Shoes black – Scarpa

Hair: Dura Boy 36 – Dura

Pose: Arwan – Diesel Works

Scene:

Living Room Set, Table, Lamp, Print Rug, Picture Grouping, Hanging hearts, Ottoman, Window, Valentine Knick Knacks – Luxely Valentine Living Room – Circa Living

Tusciana Breakfast Tray – Circa Living

Vintage Love Manniquin – Circa Living

Illusions Round Wall Mirror – Circa Living

Heart Blanket Red – Dreamscapes Art Gallery

Love Is Framed Pic – Dreamscapes Art Gallery

Toronto Study Cabinet – Bazaar Quality Home

Rose Heart Wreath – A.D.D. Andel

Stockholm Attic Skybox – Barnsworth and Anubis

Couples Pose:  #8 Couples Pose – Everglow

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Letting go

You’ve been letting me go, little by little for a while now, and I’ve been moving away.  You’ve been my temporary home, and in that time, more of a partner to me than others who vowed to love me till death parted us, but left far sooner.  You’ve never promised this to me, nor I to you, and yet you’ve shown your commitment to me in myriad ways, mostly by letting me be me, and loving me despite my quirks.

With you, I feel safe emotionally.  Safe enough to gradually…ever so gradually…let you go, because it is time, and I need to, even if I still love you.  We’ve both seen it coming, the love still there, but the reality of a future together dimming.  The gentle pulling away, spending more time living separate lives, clinging together briefly in moments of passion and panic, as though trying to reassure each other that it isn’t ending, but knowing in our hearts what is on the horizon.  Don’t speak of it…let’s not speak of it aloud.

shine-sharp casuals

Sometimes love isn’t enough, when what each one wants in life is so different. And still we love for today…letting go a little more each day, knowing there will come a day, in the not so distant future, when there is that last kiss goodbye, that final embrace, and then just feeling lost for a time without the other, hoping that what we had can eventually become an abiding friendship as we both move on to whatever life holds for us.

No…don’t speak of it today.  Don’t say it aloud, because today, I am still here.  You are still here.  We will love for today and let tomorrow unfold as it will.

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Styling:

On Nyree:

Shirt: Girl’s Slim Mesh T Pastel Green – shine by [ZD]

Shorts: Mesh Girls Cargo Shorts Brown – shine by [ZD]

Necklace: Burst Necklace Carnelian and Silver – HANDverk

Lashes: Long Prim Lashes – Face Paint

Liner: NIC Perfect Liner Black – Face Paint

Lips: NIC Perfect Gloss – Face Paint

Hair/Hat: Lola Mesh Hair Chocolate – Wasabi Pills

Shoes: Sabia Espadrilles Linen – Tabloid

On Darion:

Shirt: Mesh Vintage Tee Plum – sharp by [ZD]

Shorts: Summer Cargo Shorts color-change – JLB Apparel

Hat/Hair: Boy/Girl 18 – Dura

Necklace: Men’s Happiness Choker Chaine – Wicked Gear

Scene: Mangrove Tree Bridge – Rustica

Pose: Follow – Glitterati

I need you

Baby take a good look at my face. You know my smile looks out of place.

Rainy Day Couple

If you look closer it’s easy to trace, the tracks of my tears: Lyrics: The Tracks of My Tears, by Smokey Robinson.

Rainy Day1

Rainy Day2

On Nyree:

Hair: Sunshine Dark Brown – EMO-tions

Makeup: Audry 6 – Face Paint

Belt/Dress: Mesh Shiny Mini Dress w Belt in Rose – Shine

Poncho: Paula Poncho Beige – LpD

Pants: Jenyfer Pants Brown – Chloe

Shoes: Victorian Chic Feather Boots – Gizza

Ring: Macarons Multi Ring Color-change – LaGyo

Umbrella: April Showers Umbrella Black Couples – HANDverk at The Pose Fair

Poses: April Showers Sitting and April Showers Melancholy – Exposeur at The Pose Fair

On Darion:

Coat: Mesh Trench Coat Grey – Sharp

Pants: Mesh Suit Pants Grey – Sharp

Scarf: Camoni Scarf Grey Check – Splendeurs Surfwear

Shirt: My Street Tank – Delirium Style

Hair: Dura Boy 28 – Dura

Shoes: Male Dress Shoes – Gabriel

Pose: Here Comes the Rain Again – Exposeur at The Pose Fair

Geometrics

Shine’s spring collection is out, and one of their many items includes this off-the-shoulder dress harkening back to the seventies, covered in a myriad of circles within circles. This flirty tunic dress was the perfect pairing with BSD’s Oprahouse heels, that look like the roof of the Sydney Opra house in Australia, in black with a purple heel and base. EMO-tions high braided Siiri poneytail furthers my girly seventies look

Shine Purple Dress1

From circles to triangles.  Handverk’s cute Tetrahedron clutch is available currently at L’assessoires in colors to match all your outfits, and EMO-tions has expanded their offerings to now include jewelry. I’m wearing their new Vari set in silver and black.

Shine Purple Dress 2

I must be rockin the geometrics, because it looks like someone wants a date. How long do you think I should play coy?

Shine Purple Sharp Military

Styling:

On Nyree:

Hair: Siiri Dark Brown – EMO-tions

Dress: Mesh Blouse Dress with Ribbon Violet – Shine

Jewelry: Vari Silver and Black – EMO-tions

Clutch: Tetrahedron Lilac – Handverk at L’accessoires

Makeup: Smokes Storm – Face Paint

Shoes: Oprahouse Raw – BSD Design Studio

Poses: Model 124, Model 125, Casual Girl 3 – Focus Poses

On Darion:

Jacket: Military Jacket Black- Sharp

Shirt: Dubble Layer Sweater Blue/Purple – Delirium Style

Jeans: Denim Jeans – Gabriel

Hat/Hair: Dura x Arai Braid w Hat Dark Brown – Dura

Necklace: Hot Tiger Men’s Necklace – Chop Zuey

Shoes: Leather Bootie Black – Gabriel

Pose: Model Man – Impacto Poses

How can you say no to that?

Oh those puppy dog eyes.  They are learned young and then used forever.  Combined with a gentle squeeze and a plaintive “Please?;” how can you say “no” to that?

Sharp Shine Combo

Sharp Shine Handverk

Styling:

On Nyree:

Blouse: [ZD] Mesh Silk Blouse Lilac – Shine

Pants: Boyfriend Pants Mesh Denim- Drift

Earrings: Cake Chandelier Earrings in Copper – Handverk at L’accessories

Makeup: Grace Storm –  Face Paint

Hair: Kesha – DeLa

Necklace/Ring: Rosana Necklace and Ring color-change – Ben’s Beauty at fi*Friday

Shoes: Lalitha Flats Mesh Ballerina – ALB

On Darion:

Hoodie: Mesh Hoodie Grey – Sharp

Jeans: Slim Jeans Straight Classic Blue Mesh – Sharp

T-shirt: Frankie Shirt (group gift) – Legal Insanity

Hair: Dura Boy 18 – Dura

Necklace: Two Strand Necklace – Gabriel

Bracelet: CZ No 10 Bracelet (group gift) – Chop Zuey

Shoes: Smart Ass Sneakers (part of Smart Ass outfit) – Delirium Style

Pose: Exposeur

Love endures through the flames

About a year and a half ago, 4 days in intensive care, 2 surgeries, and months of recovery taught me an invaluable life lesson.  Before that time, I had never allowed myself to need someone, hadn’t ever wanted that level of vulnerability, simply couldn’t bring myself to trust anyone to that degree.  Being forced to depend on someone, and joyously finding that they could be depended on, changed that.  It taught me trust on a deep and beautiful level, and created a bond that under ordinary circumstances, might never have been  possible.  Six months following my “walk through the flames,” the tables were turned and it was he who needed me.  It was a hard year for the both of us, and we each had our turn to rescue the other, but what we found was true love endures, and can even grow, through the flames.

The inspiration to share this story came after I snapped this pic through the fireplace between two rooms of my home.  This wonderful gem from C&D Designs is actually an entire wall with a modern pass-through fireplace that can be enjoyed from both sides, as this pictures so beautifully illustrates.

Styling:

Nyree:

Dress: Silk Dress  Back To Black Event – Kunglers

Necklace: Boheme Blue – je suis

Hair: Amanda Mesh Hair – DeLa

Lips: Lip Gloss Red 2 – Izzie’s

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Darion:

Outfit: Smart Ass Male – Delirium Style

Hair: Knit Cap with Dark Brown Hair (color-change cap) – Dura

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Scene:

Fireplace: Vista Wall Fireplace – C&D Designs

Lounger: Christmas Sofa – Bazar Quality Homes and Furniture

Couch & Table: Nelle Livingroom Set – Bazar Quality Homes and Furniture

Books: Charlotte Books – {what next}