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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}

A Bright Bouquet from Molichino for Fifty Linden Fridays

Molichino has remade the Pixie dress especially for Fifty Linden Fridays on August 24th with a bouquet of flowers scattered over the skirt, and a solid navy top.  This stunning dress is what I consider transition clothing, an outfit that takes you from one season into the next, interestingly nautical in its color scheme, yet garden fresh at the same time.    I’ve been accused of liking color, and I guess that is true, because to me this combination is Cute…with a capital “C.”

The Pixie dress, with its wide squared neckline, is perfect for accenting with lovely necklaces, scarves and hats.  I chose a vintage hat/hair combo from Clawtooth and a red and white flower scarf from Gizza, then had fun playing with primary colored makeup layers, combining two different eyes from Face Paint and cherry lips from Izzie’s for a bright and happy ensemble that waves goodbye to summer and welcomes in the fall.

Styling:

Hat/Hair: Love Letters – Clawtooth

Dress: Pixie Dress FLF – Molichino

Scarf: Tricot Set Ultramarine (scarf only) – Gizza

Bracelet: Asymetrique color-change bracelet- je suis

Eye Makeup: Barbie Makeup 2 and Eartha No Lip – Face Paint

Lips: Masquerade Makeup Lipstick Red – Izzie’s

Shoes: Ruffle Ankle Boots Red (Group Gift) – Coco Designs

Poses: Insane Reason Set – Morphine Poses and Runway Series – Pose Sinfully

Rock’n the Happy

As I was working on this post, I was reminded of one of the best “feel good” things we can do for ourselves, something I used to do frequently in my teens, but somehow forgot about as I got older.  You see, this kaftan by Lush Limited was inspired by the styling of Pat Benatar, so I thought it appropriate to kick on YouTube and rock out to some of her hits as I worked on my photo.  It brought back memories of many nights during the years of teenage angst, when I’d just close my bedroom door and DANCE.  It seemed no matter how down I had been, losing myself to the rhythm of a driving rock tune, the movement, the adrenalin, especially if the song had empowering lyrics, like in Benatar classics… it was a guaranteed pick-me-up.  I couldn’t help but rock and bop in my computer chair, even as I was working on my post, big smile on my face.  So see for yourself, no matter how old you may be, if dancing doesn’t make life a little lighter.  Here’s to rock’n the happy.

Styling:

Hair: Jioni Chocolate – Vanity Hair

Top and Belt: Benatar Look Kaftan – Lush Limited at Vintage Fair

Face Makeup: Fresh Face Stained with Mole – Lush Limited

Liner: Lash n Liner Two – Eyelure

Lips: Masquerade Makeup Red – Izzie’s

Nose Stud: Geometry Nose Stud – Lush Limited

Jewlery: Asymetrique All Color Set – je suis

Leggings: Sora Leggings Black – PurpleMoon

Shoes: Mana Miranda Wedge Red – Nardcotix

Poses: Insane Reason Set 1 – Morphine Poses

Checkmate

Every now and again you encounter a group gift that entices you to clear a group spot because you say to yourself, “I have to have that.”  When I saw AtaMe’s August Group Gift, Checkmate, it was one of those “I want that” moments.  Worn as an ensemble, this outfit hints at the provocative, so I styled it accordingly with a diamond studded blindfold and thigh-high boots.  These pieces taken individually, however, can be re-purposed in so many way.  For example, the checkered booty shorts would look great under a fitted avant garde jacket, or paired with a bright corset.  Then, the biased-cut latex top would combine nicely over a long maxi skirt or even a simple pair of leather leggings or ripped jeans.

I am a believer that what you give out always comes back to you multiplied.  AtaMe’s Checkmate certainly got me to take a second look, and it was a wonderful enticement to visit the store and see all the many sleek and sexy offerings.

Styling:

Outfit: Checkmate (August Group Gift) – AtaMe

Hair: Groove Theory – Drift – Exile

Lips: Masquerade Makeup Plum – Izzie’s

Blindfold: Aveugle Diamond Studded Blindfold  (part of Chic2 event) – je suis

Choker: 6 Color 2 Choker – Deity

Gloves: Marlene Black Gloves (part of Marlene Gown) – PurpleMoon

Boots: Carazon Boots Black – Ison at the Vintage Fair

Pose: Chuan – PNP