Lament of a Vampire Hunter

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STYLING CREDITS:

hair: Zibska | Helka
eyeshadow: Zibska | Ansar
lipstick: Zibska | Senn lips
hands: Slink | Avatar Enhancement Mesh Hands
feet: Slink | Avatar Enhancement Mesh Feet
outfit: Zibska | Izely Top and Leggings
shoes: ESQUE | Linx Ribbon Sandal
necklace: CLAVv. | Gold Rosario (part of Vampire Hunter Kit) @ The Men’s Department

decor: CLAVv. | Vampire Hunter Kit @ The Men’s Department
pose: Del May

‘Cause I like you

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We live in a world where we are mostly judged based on our physical appearance. That is why people rely on photoshop, camera 365, Beauty Plus , filters, etc. to alter their photos before sharing it online. I, personally, have mastered the art of taking a selfie and am fully aware of my good and bad angles. I also spend a lot of time picking out my outfit, applying make-up, and making sure I look perfect before I head out the door. My skin care ritual is also not to be taken lightly – it consists of 7 to 10 products and usually takes me 20 minutes to half an hour (even longer when I use a facial mask). The feminine beauty ideal also led me to believe that I needed to be a size 0 or 2 to be considered beautiful. It took me a while to finally shake off that notion and be comfortable with my own body. I still have my moments but nothing compared to how I was before.

So why this sudden talk about ideal beauty?

I heard Colbie Caillat’s song, “Try”, and saw that it garnered a mix of both positive and negative feedback from listeners. Feminists commended her for supporting female empowerment while others thought the song sends the wrong message by advocating that women do not need to have to put in too much effort just to succeed or be recognized.

Here’s my take on it… it is not telling women to not try hard in life. It is, however, saying that a woman doesn’t need to have to try hard to the point that she loses herself in the process. The main point of the song, for me, was stated in these lines:

Wait a second,
Why should you care what they think of you?
When you’re all alone by yourself do you like you?
Do you like you?

It is normal to want to be told that you are beautiful. It is okay if you feel like getting completely dolled up. There is nothing wrong with getting your hair and nails done routinely. It’s fine to want to look your best when going out. The question is, who are you doing it for?  Do you still feel like yourself even with all the make-up, high heels, and fancy dresses? Learn to love and accept yourself because you are unique and you are beautiful in your own quirky way. <3

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STYLING CREDITS:

hair: Rowne | Sasha
hands: Slink | Avatar Enhancement Mesh Hands
feet: Slink | Avatar Enhancement Mesh Feet
outfit: Indyra Originals | Danette
shoes: Livalle | Page – Low Platform Pumps (Slink Add-on)
earrings: Indyra Originals | Asri earrings
clutch: Indyra Originals | Danette Studded Clutch

pose: Morphone | You Inspire Me – Set 2.5

Journey to be Ferosh

A few months ago, I joined the Ferosh | Prospective Talent group in hopes of getting a chance to work with some of Second Life’s finest stylists and photographers. Due to my sudden hiatus, I wasn’t able to share with you my delight and excitement when I saw that my editorial photos made it in to the A/W 2014 issue!

I chose the dark, gothic Autumn/Winter 2014-15 couture collection of Jean Paul Gaultier as my inspiration. Jungshin also dressed up as my arm candy for two of the photos.

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Thank you to Absi, Kera, Tempest, Xandrah, Vikee, and everyone from Ferosh for the opportunity and for sharing valuable lessons that helped me push beyond my limits. Thank you, thank you! Check out the Ferosh A/W 2014 issue for styling credits and let me know what you think in the comment section below. <3

 

I wish that I could be like the cool kids

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ON SUNGYOUNG:

hair: TuTy’s | Tuty – Limbo
ears: Mandala | kikunosuke Eel – Steking
hands and feet: Slink | Siddean Munro – Avatar Enhancement Hands and Feet (Natural)
top: ClaVv. | Pierre – Grunge Long Tee (KUSTOM9)
sandals: Erratic | Erratic Rain – Valena (Uber)
hat: ClaVv. | Pierre – Widehat Black (Busy Autumn Gacha @ KUSTOM9)
necklace: Kunglers | Ava Kungler – Thereza necklace (Jewelry Fair 2014)
watch and bracelet: Mandala | kikunosuke Eel – Billionaire
eyewear: Le Primitif | Yani Tryce – Ichi Shades
phone: ClaVv. | Pierre – Executive Phone Call (Busy Autumn Gacha @ KUSTOM9)

pose: MORPHINE | Hadaluna Daines – You Inspire Me

ON JUNGSHIN:

hair: xin | superjaix – Sehun (group gift)
ears: Mandala | kikunosuke Eel – Steking
hands and feet: Slink | Siddean Munro – Avatar Enhancement Hands and Feet
top: ClaVv. | Pierre – Grunge Long Tee (KUSTOM9)
bottom: not so bad | Reda Bertolucci – Edwin (TMD)
shoes: David Heather | Gianni Broda – Ricardo Oxfords (TMD)
watch and bracelet: Mandala | kikunosuke Eel – Billionaire
scarf: ClaVv. | Pierre – Long Scarf Black RARE (Busy Autumn Gacha @ KUSTOM9)
eyewear: SORGO | Arscene Dubrovna – Issa
bag: ClaVv. | Pierre – Vintage Music Student Totebag (Busy Autumn Gacha @ KUSTOM9)

pose: Le Poppycock | Olivia Lalonde – One in a million (TMD)

2014 SL Home & Garden Expo

2014 SL Home & Garden Expo

Announcing the 7th Annual Home and Garden Expo

Home and Garden Expo 2014, benefitting RFL of SL, opens on September 16, and runs through the 28th. Spread over nine sims, HGE features the finest in Second Life Home and Garden design product and creator tools. Over 85 participating creators have joined HGE, one of the first mega-events of the 2015 Relay For Life fundraising drive in Second Life.

Relay For Life of Second Life is in its tenth season, as Second Life residents across the grid band together to raise funds for Relay For Life and the American Cancer Society. The funds raised go to finance cancer research. During the 2014 season, RFL of SL broke the $415,000.00 USD mark for total funds raised.

This year’s HGE is supported by nine Platinum Sponsors and eight Gold Sponsors. It also includes, for the first time, a comprehensive shopping guide listing all donation items, new releases, hunt, raffle and gatcha items. New rules and a new layout for HGE reduces lag and provides ample display space for each of the participants’ products.

The 2014 HGE features the debut of the Rezzie Awards. The Rezzie Awards are specifically designed to honor the excellent work of the designers, creators, coders, and builders who make Second Life so visually stunning and interactive, and who inspire roleplay, photography, machinima, and so much more.

Nominations were open to the public through September 12th. The awards jury then selected 4 nominees to represent each of 35 categories. The nominated works are listed on the website and visitors are invited to vote for their choices there. (HGE Staff members will be excluded from the final list of nominees, and are not eligible for awards.) Voting commenced on September 14th, and will remain open through September 27th.The winners will be announced just prior to the close of Home Expo on September 28th!

Winners will receive an exclusive, customized trophy, designed by Reven Rosca. The Rezzie Awards are organized by Fallacy DeCuir, and audited by Fallacy DeCuir, Kat Alderson and DeAnn Dufaux.

Click the link below to cast your votes!

http://tinyurl.com/therezziesnominations

Official Blog: http://slhomeandgardenexpo.com/
Official Flickr Group: https://www.flickr.com/groups/homeandgardenexpo2014/

Relay For Life of Second Life Officia Site: http://relayforlifeofsecondlife.org/
Relay For Life Official Site about Second Life: http://www.cancer.org/involved/participate/relayforlife/second-life

Home and Garden Expo 2014’s organizing committee are:
Coordinator: Kat Alderson
Co-Coordinators: Fallacy DeCuir, Reven Rosca, DeAnn Dufaux
Blog and Shopping Guide Coordinator: Eden Knoller with Joonie Jatho and Roman Godde