A poor heart aflame: Don’t wish it away.

Instead, “Live for each second without hesitation.” I tend to revert to timeless classic songs when I try to make sense of life. You know? Songs never let me down. The songs we tend to hold onto or remember in trying times are an unspoken heart around our neck.

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Or on our wrists, ears, and sleeves, so I say drown in hearts. Valentine’s Day has passed, but the heart is a symbol of love and life. Mostly life. The brain may have more to do with the emotion we call love, but let’s not go there. Okay? Let’s just drown in hearts. ♥

Speaking of hearts and love, Chop Zuey’s “A Poor Heart Aflame” is a must have for all romantics. It’s a mix and mash to suit any occasion with several heart pendants, silver or gold chains, and pearls. Drive your color choices with the Hud. The matching heart earrings and bracelets complete the love.

Need a lift to Chop Zuey? Click here.

I’m wearing
Jewelry: Chop Zuey A Poor Heart Aflame (Thank you Belle!)
Dress: Snowpaws Watercolor Tea Length Dress in Eggplant @Kultivate
Hair: booN Lab.030 hair
Body Parts: Maitreya Mesh Body Lara and Lelutka Simone Bento
Pose: Fantasy 6 Alternate Short by Quixotica Zepp
Location: Le Sixieme Sens

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00000 Million: Turn the lock and put my headphones on (Cause the days have no numbers…)

I’m in a topsy-turvy mood. How about you? Truthfully, when in doubt, I rely on music.

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“Must’ve been forces
That took me on them wild courses
Who knows how many poses
That I’ve been in…”

so I

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“Turn the lock and put my headphones on…”

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“To the light of the morning
Marking the slope
Slung low in the highlands
Where the days have no numbers…”

I’m wearing

Outfit: DE.Boutique AW17 Bali Jumpsuit Print Grey (Lara) @ Designer Showcase
Shoes: Astralia – Sporty yoga socks (January Collabor88 Item)
Body Parts: Body Parts: Maitreya Mesh Body Lara and Lelutka Simone Bento
Hair 1: Tableau Vivant \\ Editorial \ Upsidedown – Browns (Former Gacha Item)
Hair 2: eXxEsS : SENUNA A (Breeze+Materials)
eXxEsS : Cat Ears Headphones
Photo Prop: Exposeur – Clean Scenes – Ladders (Former Gacha Item)
Pose 1: Exposeur Clean Scenes Pose 1M
Pose 2: Exposeur Clean Scenes Pose 3M
Pose 3: Fantasy 5-3 by Quixotica Zepp

Post title is a combination from Bon Iver and Taylor Swift but the majority of my pinched words come from:

Whether it’s 7 or not,”I don’t think through things.”

I tell myself 7 am is the best time to work on important stuff because morning is the start of the new day so it has to be the start of new ideas. I feel consciously energetic in the early hours. The morning cup of coffee is the equivalence of shock therapy.

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In fact, it’s [A couple… one brown and one black..].

Moolto hunters know what I’m saying. For others, want to know the secret? “A couple…     one brown and one black..” is actually a hint for Moolto’s hunt “Love is in the Air.” Glitter’s hunt item Peggy is a mesh knitted short dress in an elegant beige color. If you want to see the materials effect, apply the advanced light model. Click here for your lift to Glitter.

Psst. Hunters must wear the www.Moolto.com Group Tag AND wear the Moolto “Magic” Glasses! Glasses can be picked up from any kiosk. The hunt ends on March 1, so don’t miss out!

I’m wearing:

Outfit: Glitter Peggy knitted mesh dress in Beige
Tights: Izzie’s – Maitreya Lara – Applier Heart Tattoo Tights
Body Parts: Maitreya Mesh Body Lara, Lelutka Simone Bento, and VISTA Prohand V.2beta
Hair: “”D!va”” Hair “Erika” (Citrine)
Jewelry: .::Supernatural::. Anabel Brown Silver @ The Gacha Garden
Shoes:.:villena:. – (Maitreya) – S2 Boots @ Uber
Pose: (marukin) [almond] a touch of shyness @ Collabor88 (current round)
Backdrop: RAMA – #selfie_RAMA Blogger Stock @ The Gacha Garden

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Existential Reckonings: “I want a meaning from the back of my broken hand.”

I’m actually just in love with Project Bento. Trying to demonstrate expression in SL was one of my biggest (but silent) gripes. It really is all in the face, eyes, and hands. Changing hands to suit the mood used to be high maintenance and unrealistic. Know what I mean?

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See what I mean? The hands are so different. Sunshine is wearing the default Maitreya hands whereas I’m wearing Vista’s Bento hands. They both look natural, but I love how Bento poses read the hands or vice versa. Whichever it is, it works.

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Now, if I could only be so animated in IRL. My signature IRL hands IRL are usually clenched. I’m telling you anxiety is a bish!

Don’t forget to visit Designer Showcase before the anniversary round ends this month!

I’m wearing:

Outfit: 1 Hundred Adored Sweater in Pink  @ Designer Showcase Anniversary Round!
Hair: *Argrace* Rikka A
Legwarmers: CandyDoll Mara Legwarmers Maitreya Black @ Collabor88
Body Parts: Maitreya Mesh Body Lara, Lelutka Simone Bento, and VISTA Prohand V.2beta
Pose 1: Sari-Sari – ballet06 (bento) @ Collabor88
Pose 2: Sari-Sari – ballet02 (bento) @ Collabor88

Sunshine is wearing:

Outfit: 1 Hundred Pullover Hoodie in Grey (DS VIP gift!)  @ Designer Showcase Anniversary Round!
Hair: *Argrace* Tsuzuri
Legwarmers: CandyDoll Mara Legwarmers Maitreya White @ Collabor88
Body Parts: Body Parts: LeLutka Head Stella and Maitreya Body Lara
Pose 1: GLITTERATI – Ballet – 10
Pose 2: *GA* Female Poses Ballet Edition V10

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“But my taste in music is your face”

 

Thank Glob for music and husbands. Now, let me clarify my comment. First, I only have one husband, and I replaced God with Glob as a shout out to one of my co-workers.

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Secondly, musical lyrics remind me I’m not alone in my thoughts. I can’t be alone in that thought. Right? Ooh, I sound antagonistic, but that is only because I feel antagonistic.

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¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I’m wearing

Outfit: L.A. BoS Cozi Dress  @ Designer Showcase Anniversary Round
Jewelry: Moondance Boutique Diana Oval Ring R  @ Designer Showcase Anniversary Round
Shoes: PHEDORA / Swan heels and laces/ Maitreya
Tights: Izzie’s – Maitreya Lara – Applier Cozy Tights
Hat: -David Heather-Danja Cap/Silver
Hair: Tableau Vivant \\ Side pony – Browns
Body Parts: Maitreya Mesh Body Lara and Lelutka Simone Bento
Purse: #8 ILLI – Modern Wonderland Clockwork Shoulderbag Pink w/pose
Pose 1: (marukin) [almond] dainty
Location: Azure Star

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Happy 6th year anniversary Designer Showcase!

Designer Showcase is a monthly fashion event and January marks a special occasion. Happy 6th year anniversary Designer Showcase! Readers, it’s a celebration you don’t want to miss. Have you stopped by?

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Featured designers range from steady favorites to fresh new faces, and each month, they offer their best creations at discounted prices or exclusive pieces. While you are there, join the group. Designers are celebrating 6 years by offering Designer Showcase VIP group members gifts! Who doesn’t love presents right? Click here for your lift!

I’m wearing

Outfit: Albino Peacock Rosalie Knit Top and Leather Skirt @ Designer Showcase Anniversary Round!
Hair: Analog Dog – kanpai
Body Parts: Maitreya Mesh Body Lara and Lelutka Simone Bento
Jewelry: Moondance Boutique Diana Oval Bracelet @ Designer Showcase Anniversary Round!

Sunshine is wearing:

Outfit: Albino Peacock Rosalie Lace Dress @ Designer Showcase Anniversary Round!
Hair: Truth Demelza
Body Parts: Body Parts: LeLutka Head Stella and Maitreya Body Lara

Pose: Vanilla Skies Royalty
Decoration: Wall Deco “INACH” Green by Michal Weymann

RIP Dani Plassitz: “The heart does go on”

On December 13, 2016 RL and SL lost a life while Heaven gained an angel. Her name was Dani Plassitz.

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When I first rezzed into SL, I tried my hand at modeling and it was where I first came across Dani’s work as a fashion designer. Her creations were stunning designs filled with intricate details, and she used colors beautifully. She was dedicated to her passion for fashion. Dani also inspired models to push their boundaries. I distinctly recall a former colleague broadened her fashion horizons specifically because of Dani’s encouragement to be bold.  After all, we were in a world where everything was possible.

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When I left modeling to pursue blogging, she reached out to me as she noticed I followed her blog. I gladly accepted her invitation to join her blogger team because her style, creation, and exuberant personality were all one of a kind.

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Models Give Back walked in remembrance of Dani on January 8. As a testament to Dani’s creative genius, I am honored to use her last gown created for MVW Roberta Aulder in my last post as a Styles by Danielle blogger.

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Writing this final blog is heartbreaking. I won’t wake up to one of her kind messages thanking me, but that’s so small in comparison as to what her friends, family, and husband lost. Consequently, my heart breaks for you, and I am so sorry for your loss. May you rest in peace Dani. Thank you so much for everything. Your beautiful voice and creations will be missed. ❤

Dress: Styles by Danielle (last masterpiece designed for Miss Virtual World Roberta Aulder
Hair: booN Lab.009 hair
Body Parts: Maitreya Mesh Body Lara and Lelutka Simone Bento
Pose 1: agp-gown314(tight)
Pose 2: IE – Heaven Bento 2 @ Designer Showcase January
Pose 3: GLITTER POSES Back 7 Serie 1
Pose 4: Di’s Opera – Beau Monde 1 – 3 (Formerly @ Cosmopolitan)
Location: Nirvana Island

Dani wasn’t only a talented designer. She was an amazing singer. Some people are just gifted and Dani was definitely one. On Monday, January 9, the music world of SL will commemorate Dani with an ongoing series of concerts beginning at 11 a.m. SL time and concluding at 4 p.m. SL time. There will be nine entertainers/singers that have dedicated 30 minutes each in tribute to Dani Plassitz’s singing career on SL. Please join SL musical artists in celebrating Dani’s life. Click here for your limo.

Monday’s line up includes:
1) Jeffah24.Resident slt 11am
2) Katia Portugal slt 1130 am
3) Too Realsom slt 12 noon
4) TL TrickyLicks slt 12:30
5) Minsy slt 1 pm
6) Mill Tycoon aka Steven Geller slt 1:30pm
7) Terry Laidbacklive aka Terry Crombie slt 2 pm
Automatic Quandry aka Robert Keller slt 2:30pm
9) Isabella Rumsford aka Andreea Onica Keller (finale) slt 3 pm

Click here for your limo.

Freedom 17: Gotta have Faith

At this moment, I’m wearing Chop Zuey’s “Dream of the Rood.” Readers, sometimes life has to suck before it gets good, and that’s what “Dream of the Rood” means to me, but it’s okay. At the end of the day, we can triumph over our demons. I’m preaching now.

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Last year, I pinched a George Michael and Elton John collaboration for my blog’s inspiration, so hearing George Michael died left me a little weepy.

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In retrospect, what inspires us is a telling moment because it identifies the way we felt for but a moment.

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With 2017 about to roll in and my piece o’ land. in an odd place, I have no choice but to revert to my old ways. Have faith in freedom. Cheers!  🍷

I’m wearing
Jewelry: Chop Zuey Dream of the Rood Earrings, Necklace, and Cuffs @ Designer Showcase December (only 1 day left!)
Hair: Vanity Hair Nana
Dress: Just Darling Daydream
Body Parts: Body Parts: Maitreya Mesh Body Lara and Lelutka Simone Bento
Glam Affair – Carolina Applier @ Lelutka
Pose 1: Marukin [tulip] Elizabeth
Pose 2: Di’s Opera – Beau Monde 2 – 1
Pose 3: flowey the big black sky
Location: Home of Morphe

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“Missing link on the brink”

The Cosmopolitan on Las Vegas’s strip turns one of their pools into an ice skating rink! I didn’t actually go to it because I haven’t skated since I was 12 or something.

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But it looked really cool from a distance! At twelve years old, I picked up ice skating fairly quickly. I mean I wasn’t amazing, but I could skate around the rink and not fall.

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Nowadays, I would likely fall on my ass more than skate. You’ll find my snuggly outerwear at this round of Designer Showcase. KC Couture’s tops come with huds, so you can change the textures. That goes for the earmuffs too!

Click here for your lift to Designer Showcase.

I’m wearing
Top: :::KC::: Rustic Sweater (Maitreya) and Earmuffs  @ Designer Showcase December
Bottom: Izzie’s Mainstore Tights (Maitreya)
Shoes: Pure Poison – Emma IceSkates – w/socks – Maitreya @ Uber
Hair: AD – Pearl
Body Parts: Maitreya Mesh Body Lara and LAQ Mesh Head Trinity

Sunshine is wearing
Top: :::KC::: Jacket Fur (Maitreya) @ Designer Showcase December
Bottom: -Pixicat- Signe.Jeans – Grey (Maitreya)
Shoes: The Secret Store Vintage Ice Skates Candy Polka/Pompons (Former Gacha Item)
Hair: [e] Lillian
Body Parts: Body Parts: LeLutka Head Stella and Maitreya Body Lara

Pose: !Bang Unsteady
Location: Duet
Post title pinched from Green Day “She’s a Rebel”

 

 

“My head’s above the rain and roses”

So, I had an eventful week. I had a birthday. I went to a workshop. I learned that I’m a ‘get appreciated’ personality type (according to the workshop). Good stuff huh? Although, that’s not the most important take away from this week. I also learned I could pass for a real life Laurie should I ever want to change my name.

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The workshop dude thought my name was Laurie. When I first started working with one of my co-workers, she called me Laurie and called another co-worker Lisa whose name was Laurie. I know what you’re thinking because I thought about it for a bit. Unforgettable was my first thought, so I had to do some digging. I mean, my self-esteem was on the line!

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I decided a name is just a name. Sometimes, I don’t feel like a Lisa (my formal name is actually Alisa; huh lol), and I feel more like a Laylah. Then there are days I feel like Sunshine. I don’t feel like a Jasmine anymore, though. Those days are over. The moral of my story? Sorry, but I don’t have one. This story is only beginning (or at least in the middle of the book). 😉

I’m wearing
Outfit: Egoisme Elisa Pants and Sweater
Hair: Exile:: Snow Fall (L) @ The Arcade December 
Shoes: *katat0nik* (white / LT) Strap Boot (former Arcade item)
Body Parts: Maitreya Mesh Body Lara and LAQ Mesh Head Trinity
Props: CurelessAmore: /Surrealisme/ Manifeste Balloon (former Arcade item) and Moon Amore: Frozen Xmas/ Snowy Wearable @ The Arcade December
Poses: Del May Little Breath and Aloft
Location: Days of O

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