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Less is more

At this stage in my life, I am finding that in many ways, less is more.  I would rather have less quantity, but more quality.  If I don’t love it or use it, then why keep it?  One example is I have essentially “staged” my home.  I’m anticipating a move in the coming months, so with the exception of a few things that make it still feel like a home, it is very clean and uncluttered, with all excess already packed, or set aside for a yard sale.  Less stuff means I spend less time cleaning now, and will have an easier move when the time comes. And now that it is all packed away with only the essentials I truly use, I find I really don’t miss the excess.

Less is More Close

Also, after much deliberation, I am letting go of my SL property in favor of a tidy 200 prim skybox.  This has been a very difficult decision, as I’ve owned my own property for over 4 years out here, and my SL home is a haven for me.  I have come to realize though, that my SL spending is causing me to neglect some important RL budgetting needs.  Not to say I won’t shop. My best friend told me I can sniff out a sale like a drug dog sniffs out cocaine.  But for the first time, I’m styling on an SL budget, and rising to the challenge of still being able to express my creativity and fashion sense with a healthy respect for priorities. That said, most all of the goodies in these pics are on sale right now. Less is certainly more when it comes to finding a great deal.

Less is More

I guess lately I have been thinking more long-term than short-term, and more RL than SL.  This is actually a healthy shift, I believe, for at times SL has been a diversion, an escape, even an addiction for me.  I don’t see me ever giving SL up completely, for it feeds my creativity in so many ways, but there is an opportunity cost to every decision we make.  If I want to create the RL future of my dreams, it starts with less attachment to my SL life.  Less SL will mean more RL, and in the end, where do I really want to live?

Styling:

Jacket: Alegra Mesh Moto Jacket Fur- shine by [ZD] at Designer Warehouse

Top: TSADE/Body Cuff – Shi. at Collabor88

Skirt: The V Jessy Skirt – Pure Poison currently having a 50% off sale

Shoes: Lace Up Gladiator Sandals Black – Ison at Collabor88

Hair: Windswept – Clawtooth at Collabor88

Makeup: Simply Gray – Shellac

Nails: Solid Darks Slink Nails – Shellac

Purse: Lola Bag Black – Zenith

Poses: June Group Gift – Diesel Works, Careful with the moon – Morphine

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Cinema Styling 2 – Film Noir

I should have seen she was nothing but trouble by the way she sashayed in, with that sultry look, the partial veil only adding to her mystery, and her desperate plea that someone was trying to frame her for murder. She said she needed an investigator, someone who could prove her innocence, and I bought it, hook, line, and sinker.  She made me feel needed and fiercely protective.  She made me smoke from the wanting of her, but what she was really wanted was a “fall guy.”

Film Noir, the black and white age of dark murder mystery, femme fatales, and intrigue is captured so well in this outfit, a wonderful mix of  designs “playing now” at Cinema 2012 through the 31st.  Here’s your ticket to a bit of steamy mystique.

Styling:

Scarf: Chiffon Hood Scarf Sheer – Shi. at Cinema (Film Noir)

Outfit: Parisian Metro – Indyra Originals at Cinema (Film Noir)

Shoes: Charleston Slipper Black – Volstead at Cinema (Romance)

Hair: Memory Black – EMO-tions

Eye Makeup: Mix and Match Glamour Girl (Blue) – Face Paint

Lips: Masquerade Makeup Lips Red – Izzie’s

Pose: Adle Runway Set – WetCat

Do you believe in coincidence?

Do you believe in coincidence?  I for one tend to believe that things happen for a reason, and that if you follow your gut, listen to that inner wisdom that advises you, it is often the best course of action you can take.  For instance, sometimes when I am out and about, I spy an item that inspires me, speaks to me even, and says “you must be mine.”  It gets the wheels of creativity turning.  I dont’ know if it is beckoning to me or I to it, but I find I must heed the call.  When I stumbled across the Geisha Girl dress by Zanze House of Couture, in rich oranges and tans, it reminded me of autumn leaves, but with an unexpected Asian twist.  I had to take it home.  But that is not the end of this story.

It is funny how life works sometimes.  Shortly after purchasing the dress, the designer Zzoiezee sent me an IM to ask me about my shopping experience.  We got to chatting, I shared a bit of my work with her, and shortly thereafter I was surprised and delighted to be invited to blog for Zanze.  So you will be seeing her fresh perspective and unique designs in my posts on a more frequent basis going forward.  It all started with a dress that insisted it must come home with me, and I followed my gut.  Who beckoned whom, I must wonder…and again I will ponder; is there really such thing as a coincidence?

Styling:

Dress: Geisha Girl Blood – Zanze House of Couture

Hair: Kay with Curls Hairbase (comes with shaved tattoo hairbase) – EMO-tions

Makeup: Show Designs Dovely – Madrid Solo

Earrings: Lillium Color Version – {me.}

Shoulder Accessory: Imperium Shoulder Ornament – Shi.

Leggings: Nylon Tights Wine – House of Fox

Shoes: Krikey Pumps Print 5 – LD Major

Pose: Feminine Line – Di’s Opera

Sunshine and Butterflies

With the help of a collection of Hope For Emilia designers, this outfit is all about sunshine and butterflies.  I find it an interesting combination of warm, fluttery, and fierce, starting with Miss Darcy’s sleek yellow mesh Marilyn dress in the color of Stella de Oro lilies.

Butterflies flit through the flowers of my hat and gently perch on my cheek to say hello.  Couture eyelashes from Boudoir and sweeping makeup from White Widow add a touch of exotic.   Coordinated with EMO-tions Yula hair, one of my favorite hairs for headbands, hats and other accessories, I am just a little ray of sunshine wherever I go.

Styling:

Hat: Lady Sarah Hat – Boudoir at Hope For Emilia

Lashes: Couture Lashes – Boudoir at Hope For Emilia

Eye Makeup: Paon Green/Yellow – White Widow at Hope For Emilia

Butterfly: Butterfly Eye Attachment – Headturners at Hope For Emilia

Gown:  Marilyn Hope For Emilia Medaille d’Or – Miss Darcy at Hope For Emilia

Earrings and Bracelet: Emilia Set – Artistry by ~E~ at Hope For Emilia

Hair: Yula – EMO-tions

Ring: Indonesia Black Cloud – Finesmith

Lips: Masquerade Makeup Black Lips – Izzie’s

Collar: Lacet Collar Motif – Shi.

Poses: Manifeste