Souvenirs

And scars are souvenirs you never lose
The past is never far
Did you lose yourself somewhere out there?
Did you get to be a star?
And don’t it make you sad to know that life
Is more than who we are
~Goo Goo Dolls – Name

Whore Couture

Whore Couture

Body:
Skin:  [the Skinnery] Runa – (honey)
Hair: [INK] Hair BPPO:: Blonde 

Clothes:
Dress: SNAP // Dolly Dress // Black – Whore Couture Exclusive
Shoes: ::DirtyMind:: Desire Platform Sandals – Black – Whore Couture

Accessories:
Tattoos: :Little Pricks: In time arm tattoo,  Corvus – Human Neck Tattoo and Tenjin – A Little Fierce Tattoo
Nails: #adored – fishnet polish hands/feet {slink avatar enhancement} – Whore Couture 
Bracelets and Armband: *MUKA* Armband Love  and *MUKA* Cuff Love – Whore Couture
Ring: O.M.E.N – Ring of Passion – Black
Eyeliner: #adored – metallic liners – Whore Couture 
Lipstick: [M]indbury – Lipstick Line – Whore Couture 

Pose:
MODEL POSES – Britt 2
MODEL POSES – Aeris 3

[M] / [LDP] / ISON

[M] / [LDP] / ISON

Body:
Skin:  [the Skinnery] Sasha
Hair: ^;^CaTwA^;^ Mesh Julia Hair 

[M] / [LDP] / ISON

Clothes:
Top: [LDP] L’Douce Push Show off Body Suit – Soho Market
Skirt: ~[Motivaction] My Belted Skirt – She & Him Event
Shoes: ISON – two tone wedge (gray) – Shoetopia 

Accessories:
Necklace: (Yummy) Ball Chain Necklace – Ankh and MG – Necklace – London Time
Tattoo: PMS – Skull Sleeve Tattoo
Bracelet: [EY:NO] Mess Bangles (silver)
Ring: O.M.E.N – Ring of Passion – Black

Poses:
Arsenal // Hearts Shoulder Bag (Rare) Gatcha – Posetastic Event

Hi, I am square.

Cao recently did a post on her blog on depression, click on the link, it’s an interesting read. The post touched me, not because I am depressed, far from it, but she also talked about fitting in. Trying to force a square into a circle. That is exactly how I see myself.

A few weeks ago I asked the question on Plurk what they do to fit in and most of the answers were nothing. They gave up trying to fit in, they don’t care about fitting in. In my opinion, I think you only think you don’t, but in some degree you always try to fit in. I am an introvert, I tried being more extroverted, I find it stressful. Does that make me weird? If not, why do people judge me because of it? They don’t? Yes, they do. I have friends that get angry because I don’t feel like tp’ing them the second I log on to SL or tp to them. I have friends that keeps posting on FB, if you don’t IM me, then you are not my friend and you don’t care. I do care. If I don’t have anything to say, I’m not going to IM you and most days I don’t have anything to say. I’m also fine with just IM’ing you. I don’t need to have your avatar standing a few feet from me every single day we are online together. Why? I don’t know. I just like being on my own. I’m happy on my own. I’m relaxed on my own. I like having my own space. I like seeing you once in awhile, I feel pressured to see you everyday. Don’t get me wrong, I love my friends, and I love that my friends IM me, I enjoy friends, I just don’t have the same expectations of our friendship, I can’t be social every single day. Does this make me weird? I think so. I tried changing, I tried fitting into the circle. Sometimes I just need people to stretch their circle a little and I will make my edges smoother. Nothing is ever just black or white.

For all the friends I’ve lost over the past years, I see why you gave up. Sorry about that. Bridgette, thank you for stretching your circle 😀 ♥

Hi, I am square

Body:
Skin:  DeeTaleZ Skin A.T.W. Hanna *gloss* Mixedtype – The Azz Fair
Hair: “”D!va”” Hair “Flora” 

Clothes:
Top and skirt: {dollle*} 070 Long Sleeve Loose Shirt  and {dollle*} 072 Open Zip Leather Mini Skirt  – She & Him Event
Boots: {DarkWare} Zombie Boots Pyscho Pink/Goth Black

Accessories:
Necklace: KOSH– SANCTUARY NECKLACE -inverted-
Piercings – Chest: .Pekka. Rake Piercing (Chest) Unisex
Ring L: O.M.E.N – Ring of Passion – Black
Collar: {DarkWare} Tainted -Black-+
Tattoo: PMS – Flower Abs

Shocking Discovery

This past week just ran me over and moved at the speed of a runaway train. Leaving me totally bewildered, overwhelmed but amused at the same time. Strange combination of emotions but we all have our strange moments. I have also discovered that I share personality traits with one of New Zealand’s high profile criminals. How is this relevant to this post? That’s what amused me this week or was that the bewildered part.. well that’s up for discussion.

Shocking Discovery

Something I’m sure of though are the million review copies in my inbox, which contributed to the overwhelmed part. So let me tell you about some of it. Have you heard of the Unknown Hunt? I think this is a wonderful idea to get new designers noticed. The designers participating in this hunt only opened their doors after June this year. Good reason to support them and to see what they are all about. More details about the hunt, participants and the hints, click here. The maxi skirt I’m wearing in these photos are a hunt gift from Fabouzz.

Shocking Discovery

If you are looking for a new skin, do yourself a favor and visit FreshFace, the skin I’m wearing is Acacia and it’s available in 4 tones, you have options of brows or no brows and of course all the necessary appliers, including Lush, Lolas and Slink.

Now, I’m off to stew over my personality traits.

Body:
Skin: (FreshFace) Acacia
Hair: [y] Yulicie Bow – Natural Pack

Clothes:
Top: {dollle*} 062 Tie Side Crop Tank – White
Maxi Skirt: Fabouzz – Maki Skirt Vintage Flower – The 8th Unknown Hunt

Accessories:
Bracelets: [MANDALA]TAKARA Bangle/white & Nail&Ring
Earrings: *GFD* – My Shiny Leaves {Mesh Earings} – The Dirty Turkey Hunt (#29)
Collar: DirtyLand  dl:: The Ultimate Collar v2
Piercings – Chest: .Pekka. Rake Piercing (Chest) Unisex
Piercings – Hips: <-Puncture-> Dermal Gemstones  -Hips-
Piercings – Face: DirtyLand dl:: DL Face Piercings 01
Piercings – Belly: DirtyLand dl:: Passion Belly Piercing
Ring R: MishMash – Crucifix Ring
Ring L: O.M.E.N – Ring of Passion – Black
Tattoo: .Identity. Body Shop – Bitter Sweet – The Body Modification Expo

What’s your RGB number?

Do you hate matching your skin to your shoes? Well, you need to read on as I’m going to make your day. Gos and N-core has made it so easy to match our skin these days, it’s the only brands that we want to wear because of this and lucky for us their shoe range are amazing, so it’s not a chore. But what if you have this stunning skin that you are just in love with and it is not in their hud system? Or want to wear another designer shoe (cos face it, there are really great designers out there)? It’s pretty easy actually. Someone told me about this a long time ago, but I was reminded of it a few weeks ago after I asked a skin creator for RGB numbers. These are the easy steps:

1. I suggest you set your windlight setting to Midday (Ctr + Shift + Y) or my personal preference – Nam’s Optimal Skin and prim windlight.

2. For optimal tinting I also suggest you deactivate your Nearby/Local lights and projectors setup. This is easily done by going to Preferences (Ctr + P) , then click on your “Graphics” tab, un-tick “local lights”, “Basic shaders” and “Atmospheric shaders”.

2. Ensure that your Advanced tab (Ctr + Alt + D) and  Developer tab (Ctr + Alt + Q) are activated.

The next bit is for Firestorm, but if you are on a different viewer, just look around in the Develop tab, there should be similar options.

3. Click on the Develop Tab, and choose “Show Info” from the menu, then click “Show color under cursor”.

What's your RGB number?

You will notice that you have numbers at the bottom right of your screen. Hover over anything with your mouse, and the colors RGB numbers will show.  Just add your leg RGB numbers to your shoe hud and viola, you will have an exact or at least very close match to your skin. Please note, that different windlights will influence this, also when you add your RGB numbers, start with a white pallet on your hud.

To deactivate this, just go back to the Develop tab -> Show info  and untick “Show color under cursor”.

Since I’m talking about shoes, N-Core has just released this awesome pair of heels. I used the above method to match my skin. I’m very pleased with the results.

And as a bonus, the top I’m wearing is from Somnia, and its free! Somnia is participating in the Autumn Effect hunt, so go and get yours!

What's your RGB number?

 

Body:
Skin: [theSkinnery] Sasha – honey
Hair: Magika [03] Awake

Clothes:
Top:  .:Somnia:. Lustrous – Autumn Effect Hunt Gift 
Skirt: Whippet & Buck – So Basic Mini LIQUID CHOCOLATE
Shoes: N-core VENUS “FatPack 16 colors” (Mesh)

Accessories:
Make-up: ::Modish:: [Ingrid Eyeshadows]-Ace {blogger sample) –  She & Him Event
Necklace: MIEL LUN SET and MishMash – Crucifix Necklace
Bracelets: [EY:NO] Mess Bangles (gold)
Ring: O.M.E.N – Ring of Passion – Black