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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

Ethereal Serenity

I love it when a dress lives up to its name, and Ethereal Serenity from The White Armory does just that.  The bodice is reminiscent of a Greek Goddess, the skirt is flowing princess perfection in tone on tone white damask trimmed in gold, sure to make you shine.

TWA Ethereal Serenity

Styling:

Gown: Ethereal Serenity – The White Armory

Hair: Poem Soil – Son!a

Necklace: Bogato Necklace – glow

Makeup: Aphrodite Smoke – Face Paint

Pose: Everglow

The Vision: To Give Disadvantaged Children a Good Future

Tunza comes from the Swahili word meaning “to care for” and that is the goal of The Mama Tunza Children’s Home.  There are an estimated 1,659,000 orphans in Kenya, approximately 126 or which call The Mama Tunza Children’s Home their home, and for which the Masai Mara event has been organized.  The mission of the center is to provide a home, nourishment, and education to disadvantaged children, many of whom are orphans, many of whom are HIV positive.

Your visit to the Masai Mara Solidarity Store is shopping for a great cause, helping to spread the mission and raise funds to provide a better life for these children.  There are so many beautiful exclusives available, and even 100L helps to feed a child.  Here is just one of the lovely offerings, the Zebra Showgirl by Russh Lussh for Masai Mara.  This is an outfit you can strut your stuff in, and it carries with it the spirit of celebration.

You can help put a smile on a needy child’s face.  Mama Tunza Video Link.

Styling:

Dress: Zebra Showgirl Outfit – Russh Lussh at Masai Mara

Hair: Kahlua Soil – Vanity Hair

Collar: Ash Collar color-change – Finesmith

Gloves: Tick Tock Long Gloves – Tres Beau

Shoes: Esther Heels – B&G Shoes

Makeup: Eyes: Vixen 2 – Madrid Solo, Lips: Red 2 – Izzie’s

Pose: Everglow

Background: Cinecitta Set – PNP

A Prize Worth Hunting For

Generally speaking, there are not too many hunts that I have the time to do, but there are exceptions to every rule.  Case in point, when I saw that Prism was part of the Keep Me Cool hunt (August 1-31), I knew that this deserved a look-see.  First, since their store is reasonably sized, I stand a better chance of finding what I’m looking for, but more importantly…this was Prism.  I knew whatever was in the box, or in this case…the cone, would be worth the effort it took to find it, and I was not disappointed.

In the package was the trendy Josie dress, which included not only a lovely sweater tank dress in taupe with orange, yellow, and turquoise accent print, but a sweet polka dot bandeau bikini, with matching scarf and bracelet accessories (note: the bikini is not shown, but it is in the same print as the scarf).  Two stylish outfits in one box, and completely free….this is a prize worth hunting for.

Styling:

Hair: Missy Hair Mocha – Secrets

Makeup: Pure Drama Storm – Face Paint

Outfit: Josie (part of the Keep Me Cool Hunt) – Prism

Purse: Dancing Dolls Mesh Bag – (unable to identify designer…please share if you know and I will update)

Necklace: Blue Babciny – N-Creations

Shoes: Copper Jussy Heels – Shoenique

Pose:  Everglow

Belong on the cover of Vogue – MVW Day 3

On Day 3, the BIG DAY, of Miss Virtual World Academy, we were challenged to get inspired by a Vogue Cover and style as if we belonged on the cover of Vogue.

I spent a fair amount of time perusing Vogue covers to find that most of them had only a face shot.  Digging a bit further into the pages, I saw a trend towards feminine gowns this year, along with a fair amount of haute couture and avant garde.  I chose the lovely Leezu Adriana gown as my inspiration piece.  I love the interesting shape of the skirt, the modern dots, and the lovely sheen to the fabric. It further caught my eye because the wonderful shapes could lend themselves to some mix and match play in the future to create something one-of-a-kind, and I love multi-use outfits.

I accented it with pearl Donna Flora jewelry to echo the dots and combined two Amacci hairstyles into one formal updo.  With lovely White Widow makeup to finish my look, I was feeling very elegant and ready for my Vogue cover.

And the results….I did NOT pass Day 3 of MVW Academy.  My feedback, which I sought out following Day 3 was that, while I looked beautiful and I was on the right track, they did not feel they saw enough of my personality in my styling.  I suspect it would have been preferred for me to “make something new” with component pieces of several outfits or separates.  I also had a minor prim issue that I was unable to correct to my satisfaction, and this was also noted by the judges, as it effected my pose selection.

I am not daunted, by the way, that I did not graduate the first time around.  Many, in fact most, do not.  I have known excellent models in the industry who took 2, and even 3 times, to pass MVW Academy, and done exceptional work in the meantime.  So…I will be back for my own round 2 in the coming months, and hopefully doing some exceptional work myself in-between.

Styling:

Hair: Paz & Pythia – Amacci

Makeup: Lilas in Silver – White Widow, Ruby Ruby Lipshine – [mock]

Gown: Adriana Teal – Leezu

Jewelry: Miranda Set with Color-change gems – Donna Flora

Shoes: Nikki Sandals Color-change Fatpack- Redgrave

Poses: Manifeste and Everglow

Shopping Chic or Anytime Chic

I’m all ready for a day of shopping in my Blueberry Lena Mesh Jumpsuit.  This great outfit is easy, breezy, and curvy, coming in versions with or without the belt, so (Yay!) no resizing is required when you do choose to accessorize.  I accented the jumpsuit with a big floppy hat from Maya Sharpshire.  I’m loving this hat, and in fact, I have one in ever color, because it is versatile enough to wear with a bikini, a maxi dress, even country club attire for an added touch of chic.  Both the jumpsuit and the hat come in a wonderful range of colors so you can find the one (or many) that is just right for you.

Fun blue and silver accessories finish my look, including Boheme jewelry from Je Suis, and these darling nails from the Finesmith Summer Hunt that are just too cute, with little birds perched on the tips.  With a BIG bag from Handmade, I am all set to carry my many pixel purchases.

Styling:

Outfit:  Lena Mesh Jumpsuit in Blue – Blueberry

Hat: Floppy Hat Blue – InWorld Inc. New Gen Plaza by Maya Sharpshire

Hair: Irina – Vanity Hair

Necklace/Earrings: Boheme Necklace and Earrings in Blue – Je Suis

Bracelet: Aria Bracelet – Finesmith

Nails: Birds Silver version (Summer Hunt Item) – Finesmith

Shoes: Audrey2 Sandals Color Change fatpack – Redgrave

Bag: Black Plain Bag – Handmade

Makeup: [mock]

Poses: Everglow and  Nieva Kumasi Poses (Are You Worthy? Collection)