When I was little and I couldn’t fall asleep, I’d close my eyes and pretend I was in an old movie house replete with fancy curtains that would open as my movie began to play. The movie would find it’s way into my dreamworld and viola, I’d soon be fast asleep. It was comforting then and to this day, I still try and think about happy thoughts if I’m finding it difficult to fall asleep.
Lately, thoughts have filled my head as if several short-films of my life have been playing. You see, my Dad passed away on March 7th of this year and since then, I keep remembering events that have happened in my life with my Dad. I remember, I reflect and I smile as my short films unfold.
I took these blog pics at the end of February. In fact, I took these pics before the blog post prior to this one. I never posted them because I couldn’t think of a title or a theme. Funny how things work out and how there always seems to be a reason for everything. The pics have a deeper meaning for me now.
Here’s to my Dad who gave me a lifetime of wonderfully happy movies/memories to conjur up! I love you and miss you Dad. ♥
This weekend, I saw a notice for an upcoming modeling workshop in SL that will include a discussion about some different things such as clothing and events, etc. Also in the notice a specific event was named (Whore Couture) along with the question – “Is that how you want to present your avi?”
Since I won’t be attending the workshop I’m going to give my feelings on the topic right here. With the introduction of mesh bodies a few years ago, the SL trend has definitely seemed to have exploded towards sexy clothing to show off our realistic attributes. Even so, I think we should keep in mind that there’s a difference between sexual and sensual. Since It’s a proven fact that if you give 2 people the same outfit, you’ll end up with 2 different looks, you could choose to look like a hooker – or not – with this new trend. A person can be sexy and wear sexy clothing without looking like they’re hanging out at a sleezy motel waiting for the next John to come along.
I look at it this way – there is nothing that says we SL models have to wear gowns all the time. In fact, the more different types of clothing a SL model wears, the more versatile he’ll/she’ll become. The more versatile he/she is, the more job offers will come his/her way.
I know that I enjoy a challenge and I enjoy not being pigeonholed as a specific type of model. I also like being sexy once in awhile. So is “versatile” how I want to present my avi? Absolutely! Don’t limit yourself because people make you feel bad for wearing something that doesn’t fit into their moral standards. This is Second Life afterall – a chance to do things or wear things we don’t have an opportunity to in real life ♥
I’m still playing around with my “look” wearing a Bento head and I think I’m pretty close to the look I want. I do think I look a little angry in the pics so I may tweak my lips a bit and upturn them. But what fun Bento is! It truly amazes me how far things have come from the first day I logged on to Second Life back in 2006.
With the advent of mesh, things just took off from there didn’t it? With all the advances I just felt like dancing. Okay, so the new dress from AZUL played a big part in me wanting to dance too. There’s always a lot to be happy about even when things aren’t always so happy around you. You just need to take a break and remind yourself of it sometimes.
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I spent most of the summer watching episodes of ‘The Good Wife’ on Amazon Video. I’d never seen the show before and I happened upon one episode one day and I was hooked. Of course, I didn’t watch the show every day but I did have a few days when I had my own personal GW marathons in my home.
I only had 2 episodes to watch so last night I made it a special night complete with a nice big bowl of light buttered popcorn. Hey, I deserved it! I crammed 7 seasons of this show in almost as many months so these last 2 episodes were going to be epic. Well, I’m still a little dumbfounded and I feel cheated. I got the ending – I completely understood it. But I guess I just didn’t like it. I didn’t like that Jason disappeared and I didn’t like that Diane and Alicia were no longer going to be friends or partners. The writers went to a lot of trouble to make sure we knew that no matter what happened to Saint Alicia that she’d always be strong. I suppose it mirrors my life too closely and maybe that’s why I wasn’t in love with the ending. Did I really need another dose of reality in my life? I suppose I could withstand a little fairytale perspective every once in awhile and I just didn’t get it last night.