Friday, October 25, 2019

Fly By Night

Fly By Night
"Get Me OFF This Ride!"

Musical Inspiration: Fly By Night, Rush
The Look- Fly By Night
Hair-Wasabi, Elenoire Windblown Mesh Hair - #12 Lunar Ombre
***Dress- Les sucreries de Fairy * Samantha * Red dress,
Raven- Foxwood - Raven - Dark - Hand
***Halloween Decorations- Armonia Decor [AD]

***Second Chance Sale, October Event

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Mask of the Red Death


"No pestilence had ever been so fatal, or so hideous. Blood was its Avatar and its seal --the redness and the horror of blood. There were sharp pains, and sudden dizziness, and then profuse bleeding at the pores, with dissolution. The scarlet stains upon the body and especially upon the face of the victim, were the pest ban which shut him out from the aid and from the sympathy of his fellow-men."

Mask of the Red Death
Hair- TRUTH-Yuko
Mask-Zenith=masquerade (Red Mix)
***Dress-Guguvaga Fashion-Harmony Witch Gown Black

***Second Chance Event

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Change Your Mind

Change Your MindYeah yeah ......I bet you haven't heard a word I've said
Yeah yeah..........If you've had enough of all your tryin'
Just give up...............The state of mind you're in
-Sister Hazel, Change your Mind

Smoking for me was something I wanted to quit for a long time. I did that whole, I’m going to quit then like clockwork I would start back up again after a few weeks. Something would trigger the smoking again. Stress, Peer Pressure, not enough will power the quitting never really sunk in. I really didn't like smoking. I hated the smell, the constant worry about my breath, not to mention the added risk factor. Quitting was just so hard. Something I had to change.

I quit smoking almost 4 years ago, on my 9th Rezz day. I really wanted to say, my 10 Rezz day I accomplished so much and I had SL to Thank for it. For me, my 10th Rezz day meant One Year of no smoking. I woke up Happy with pride for what I accomplished and excitement for the day. (I took a photo.)

I can admit there are days when I do have the URGE to smoke, but then I remind myself of all the reasons why I quit. One cigarette can mean starting this whole timeline over again. The American Cancer society's has a wonderful timeline listed of all the benefits of quitting smoking. This timeline has been one of the Biggest motivators in quitting.

My milestone of 5 years is approaching next year which means that after 5 years of not smoking tobacco products my chances of developing certain cancers reduces and in some cases falls to the same level of a person who never smoked before. For me, this is huge! I'm at risk for developing cancer myself.

That's the big reason why I don't engage in the behavior. Smoking is just one more thing that can compound or increase my chances of developing cancer; and Cancer, is something that is in my family’s medical history.  I am quite frightened about my chances of developing cervical cancer specifically. I have some things in my own medical history which puts me at higher risk to develop cervical cancer. Smoking only adds more fuel to the fire. There are some complications right now I don't have access to medical treatment and privacy to properly get help. (cross your fingers for me that things change for me soon.)

If you are someone who uses tobacco products please consider stopping or never starting smoking. it's not just a nasty habit, but its one that has serious health negatives...and yes, vaping counts. (Sorry) As I've become older I know my stance on smoking has changed severely. I don't want it near me and I will lecture you if you smoke in my vicinity. After all, we're talking about the health and safety of people you are placing your second hand on. Your right to smoke does not interject with my right and decision not to. They are not mutually exclusive.

Today's outfit is brought to you by Two designers who are participating in the Out Shop Cancer Event, Rebellious Rose and xSnitchery.

I found both these designs wonderful and light enough to bring a sense of humor to the smoking aspect of fighting cancer. The Hope for Lung Cancer shirt is one that I think places a serious question or statement around smoking. If you smoke then are you not hoping for lung cancer? Knowing the risks and participating in the behavior isn’t a smart choice.  xSnitchery has several anti or fight cancer statements available at the store kiosks. 

Please take some time to visit these shops, toss some lindens into the kiosks you see and help make a difference. You never know whose life you could be impacting through your contribution and efforts.

Source Information on, "What Happens when you Quit Smoking."  
Musical Inspiration: Sister Hazel, Change your Mind

The Look- Change Your Mind
Hair- Pr!tty - Dakota - [Updo] - [Grayscales]
Skin- Glam Affair - Mineko - Catwa Applier 003 - 10 (Arcade Halloween)
**Shirt- xSnitchery, Cancer Slogan Tee
**Pants- Rebellious Rose ~ Daphne  PJ Bottoms
Pose- flowey. breathe out, Bad Habit Set, Cig Included


Saturday, October 12, 2019

Hey Pretty

Hey Pretty!

"I see a stairway so I follow it down
Into the belly of a whale where my secrets echo all around."
Hey Pretty- POE

Ships! Ahoy! Anchors Away!
I became transfixed by, BamPu Legacies hat, Poe Reflection Floral Hat. As soon as I saw it I was like, "Hey Pretty." not so much wick of Oz style but more Poe style, like quote the Raven; Nevermore.

BamPu Legacies Hat is just that, it's an Edgar Allen Poe inspired design that is sure to make you sail the seven seas of Second Life Fashion! The hat has everything! Seaweed, dolphins, sails beautiful flowers and a quote and photo of Edgar Allen Poe. To me, its romantic in nature and reminiscent of a Victorian lady's hat

BamPu Legacies is one of the designers that is participating in This month's Out Shop Cancer Event. 50% of the proceeds from this hat will be split between the event and the Store designer.

You can find out more about SL's Outshop Cancer event by taking the link.

The Look- Hey Pretty
Musical Inspiration: Hey Pretty
Hat- Poe's Reflection Floral Hat
***Out Shop Cancer 2019 Store

Friday, October 4, 2019

Little Acorns

Little Acrons
When problems overwhelm us and sadness smothers us, 
where do we find the will and the courage to continue? 
Well the answer may come in the caring voice of a friend, 
a chance encounter with a book, or from a personal faith.

Holy Smokes! it's October which means its time for my favorite time of year, Fall. Since this month is also the birth of Halloween and Breast Cancer Awareness I've decided to try my best to highlight the designers I'm working with in a for the Out Shop Cancer Event in a "spooky" way.

Today's look is centered around this stunning red dress from, Allure Couture. I had the great pleasure of running into ReneBroux, this week at the launch of the Out Shop Cancer event. She's extremely nice and her items that she are donating for this worthy cause are beautiful, a work of art in my humble opinion. She has made sure to place her kiosks right outside her shop so it's very easy to find the items she has donated. Allure Couture will be donating all proceeds from 7 designs: Alexis Bolero Dress in Red, (shown above) Caitlin Gown in Lilac and Slone Mini Skirt in Rose all all designed for ladies. The two other designs she has brought to the table are specifically designed for men and Match the ladies outfits. If you're interested in becoming a Twinkie with your significant otter then this store might be for you. Men can purchase the Jaxx Blazer Outfit in Red and the Perce Turtleneck Outfit in Purple both look fetching.

Rene also has TWO exclusive items for men and women. These goodies are specifically for the Out Shop Cancer event, which means LIMITED EDITION goodies. If you want to purchase something that is rare and wont be worn by many then these items are for you. The Jill Jeans Outfit and the Jack Jeans Outfit are a winning wonder twin power couple outfit, but please don't just take my word for it. Take the LM and head on over to Allure Couture to get your own version of the designs.

Thank you Rene for your impeccable taste, generous heart and designs.


The Look- Little Acrons
Dress- Allure Couture, Alexis Bolero Red-Maitreya
***Out Shop Cancer 2019 Store