Fairytales Do Come True?

By Anne Daumig – The Wanton Wardrobe. Visit Fairytales Do Come True? for original post.

I find it ironic that happy endings now are called fairytale endings because there’s nothing happy about most fairytale endings. Joe Wright     OUTFIT:  UC_Cinderella_dress_cinderella_Maitreya @ Enchantment  {Feb 11 – Feb 28} SHOES:  :::ChicChica::: SOI M @ Gacha Garden (Feb 1 – Feb 28) GLOVES:  Ama. : Opera Length Gloves : Maitreya HUD JEWELRY:  … More Fairytales Do Come True?

Our imagination is the only true freedom we have.

By Cajsa Lilliehook – Its Only Fashion. Visit Our imagination is the only true freedom we have. for original post.

Our imagination is the only true freedom we have

Our imagination is the only true freedom we have. Before you decide that is depressing and melodramatic, consider this. What really impinges on our freedom more than anything? Is it the government or is it the mores and expectations of friends, family, and community? What stops us from pursuing our dreams, the police or our fears?  There are many things that hold us back, health, financial limitations, even time, but for those of us who live in a relatively free society, we are the ones who limit our freedom.

As a white woman in the United States, I am relatively free of governmental repression. Of course, there are many cultural limits on women’s freedom and if some get their way, there will be governmental restrictions as well. But given the continuum of freedom in the world, I am comfortably situated on the relatively free section.

I have been arrested a few times for my political activities and always released with an apology. For people who are not white, police encounters are more dangerous. In fact, over-policing and police impunity are repressive, a form of unofficially sanctioned terrorism to set the limits on the movements and aspirations of people of color. Nonetheless compared to many places in the world, we continue to enjoy a relatively high degree of political freedom–for the moment. That may change, as some states are trying to criminalize protest and political activity.

The idea that our imagination is our only true freedom makes me think of Mahatma Gandhi who said, “You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.” This is real freedom. That is why we are the ones who keep us unfree and we are the only ones who can liberate us.

Epictetus said we had the freedom of choice whether we stand at the podium or in a prison. I think of Epictetus when I think about Donald Trump. He may be the “leader of the free world” but he is one of the least free beings I can think of. He is a prisoner of his desperate need for approval and praise. He is a prisoner of rage, it clouds his judgment and incapacitates his reason. He will never be content, not to mention happy, because he is a prisoner of fear. No matter how many podia he speaks from, he will never be free.

Real freedom is in peace of mind, in being able to make your choices without fear or anger. Real freedom is when your mind is free of emotional traps, societal limitations and cultural prisons. So, yes, our imagination is the only true freedom we have…if we dare to grasp it.

Our imagination is the only true freedom we have

And now to fashion…There is a new brand coming to Second Life. It is called Poppy and is a merger of two very different talents. Rui Rodrigues is a master mesher and Roslin Petion is a top-notch texture painter. Between the two of them, we can expect great things…and if their first release is a guide, our great expectations will be met in full. They released two pieces, a dress and a pair of shoes, both named Candice.

Our imagination is the only true freedom we have

The mesh fit is exquisite, so well done I dug out Del May’s poses to show how freely I can move while the clothing continues to look good. The texture deals are equally fine, look at this sleeve. See the band? It even has a vertical seam on the band.

Our imagination is the only true freedom we have

And then the shoes with dainty lacing and a bold buckle. It’s a lovely combination and the shoes look feminine without any exaggeration.

Our imagination is the only true freedom we have

This gorgeous bob is from EMO-tions for Hairology which is closing at midnight, so get it now or hunt for it in the store. My make up is from the collection Glam Affair released to celebrate the new Lelutka Mesh Head Choloe. They are on sale in the Lelutka store and in addition to all the Chloe tones, there are several eye shadow and lipstick appliers. You will find these extravagant earrings from Kungler’s at Shiny Shabby.

****SHOPPING LIST******

  • Clothing: .{Poppy} Candice Dress – Lara Fit *island paradise blue*
  • Shoes:{Poppy} Candice Heels – Lara fit *lapis blue*
  • Skin: Glam Affair Chloe America
  • Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * LYNETTE * @ Hairology
  • Jewelry: (Kunglers) Rita earring – L – Amethyst @ Shiny Shabby
  • Poses: Del May
  • Appliers: Glam Affair Chloe America
    Glam Affair Lelutka Bento Makeups
    Flair Mani/Pedi
  • Eyes: [PXL] REFLEX Eyes (M) ~ GreenGold
  • Mesh Attachments: LeLutka.Chloe.HUD 2.6
    .LeLutka.Teeth.Chloe 2.1
    Maitreya Mesh Body – Feet V3.5
    Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
    Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.1 – L – Elegant1
  • HUDS: .LeLutka.Head.Chloe 2.6
    AnyPose Expression HUD v1.0 – Wear Me
    Slink Ankle Lock

True Romance

By – The Royal Bohemian. Visit True Romance for original post.

Head- Catwa Catya
Skin- Essences – Aria @ Powder Pack February
Beauty Marks- [okkbye] Dalmatian Beautymarks @ Powder Pack February
Lashes- [okkbye] BabyDoll Lashes @ Powder Pack February
Eye Makeup- [KiiKO] Eyeshadow applier for Catya *01
Lipstick- [CerberusXing] Berry Lipstick Set
Hair- /Wasabi Pills/ Venus Mesh Hair
Bod/Feet- Maitreya Lara
Hands- Vista Animations Bento Prohands
Nails- Hello Dave – Nail Appliers – French Red
Dress- FurtaCor*Lily Dress
Shoes- Bishes Inc Cute Heels
Crown/Bouquet/Choker/Birdie- Yokai – Sound of Love GACHA @ The Gacha Garden
Pose- ROQUAI arrival (Group Gift)

Tell me love isn’t true

By – Absolutely Asthenia. Visit Tell me love isn’t true for original post.

Tell me love isn't true
Pose: Ibiza two – oOo studio [Using Tillie’s posestand]

Hair: Sally – Truth
Skin: Ella – League
Eyes: Soul II – Banana banshee
Head: Tumble – Catwa
Body: Lara – Maitreya

Earrings: Polly – Mandala
Jumpsuit: Denim boiler suit – Rowne
Shoes: Taylor.booties – Fri.day

Creator info and SLURLs can be found on the designer page.

This is the day all your dreams come true.

By Brandi Monroe – Oh Look! It’s A Blog!. Visit This is the day all your dreams come true. for original post.

Pretending to be a Princess today.

This is the day all your dreams come true.

I fell in love with the Boho Princess set from DRD at the current round of Collabor88.
It is a must see!

Princess tower.

Credits below ❤

→ Hair: Exile:: First Dance @ Collabor88
→ Dress: *:..Silvery K..:* – Feather BackLess Dress (Champagne) @ Collabor88

→ Birds: 11 {anc} NO LIMITS.ground doves & flying doves *gacha
→ Papers: Kalopsia – Poppy’s Music Sheets @ Collabor88

→ EVERYTHING Else: DRD – Boho Princess – Set @ Collabor88

True Beauty Is Revealed

By Anne Daumig – The Wanton Wardrobe. Visit True Beauty Is Revealed for original post.

People are like stained – glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross     OUTFIT:  !!SMD!! Lily of Hollowdell Dress Set-Red @ Gacha Garden (Feb 1 – Feb 28) SHOES:  … More True Beauty Is Revealed

Dreams really do come true

By – Second Life Snapshots. Visit Dreams really do come true for original post.

Dreams really do come true

The Look
Head Catwa Catya Bento 
Head Applier  Glam Affair Zoella Jamaica 3 @ Tres Chic
Hair TKW Saarto  @ Enchantment
Dress :MoonAmore: Midnight Illusion Gown / Dress (Blue)  @ Enchantment
Pose Le Poppycock Princess Dress  @ Enchantment

Background
Pumpkin Moon_Sha” Cinderella’s Pumpkin – Silver / Blue  @ Enchantment
Trees Little Branch Riverwood Trees  @ Enchantment

When every one of your dreams come true… It’s like Heaven!

By – ☆ℳy ℰrupting ℭloset☆. Visit When every one of your dreams come true… It’s like Heaven! for original post.

✰374✰
Chez Moi Furnitures

Balloon Bed

Exclusive for Deco(c)rate February
A monthly mystery crate.
Released on the 8th of every month.
Single & couple poses, floating and not floating versions and PG & Adult versions.

Some things are true, believing them or not.

By Sara Baez – Me and Him Fashion. Visit Some things are true, believing them or not. for original post.

Some things are true, believing them or not.

:: B O D Y ::

Hair – no.match_ ~ NO_PERMISSION  ”Cosmopolitan Events“

:: C L O T H I N G ::

Outfit – N-Uno – Chloe Outfit The Fantasy Gacha

:: A C C E S S O R I E S ::

Feathers – Persefona Floating Feathers Classic  ”Cosmopolitan Events“

Pink Is The Colour Of My Own True Heart

By – Blissimo. Visit Pink Is The Colour Of My Own True Heart for original post.

Pink 
In my head, I like to pretend I had a pink room as a child and that I was allowed to embrace all thing’s girl.  That never happened.
I was raised by my grandparents in the middle of the prairies of Canada.  The hardware store where one shopped for clothes, furniture, housewares, bedding and bath wares, office supplies, garden and combining needs … was limited in colour selection.   There was “sturdy brown,” “sensible beige,”  “serviceable John Deere green,”  “coal black,” “steel grey,” and “combine red.”  Sometimes they got crazy and threw the colours into a floral pattern or even a plaid.  The line for those items would be all the way down the street to the Combine parts catalogue store.  Nothing makes you feel more young and alive than knowing your grandparents have the exact same outfit that you do.
If I had been born on the ground in a dirt shack and wore nothing but beaver pelts … I would never have been a brown girl.  God made me allergic to brown.  I did not do brown.  If someone tried to make me, I threw up and got hives.  Once I think I may have even killed a goat.  I can’t be sure, but the last thing I remember was being made to wear brown pants and then I woke up and there was a goat hoof in my pocket and bits of goat fur caught in my teeth.  Something happened and I was there, lying in the neighbours haystack and there were no live goats in sight.  Brown does that to me. 

I had the genetic code for pink, and not just any pink …. “ballet pink.”
And there I was, living with people who thought a splash of colour was choosing a different shade of brown for the throw pillows.  And on the farm, you wanted things to last so they made the pillows out of blocks of wood.  Brown wood.  Couches were stuffed with wood chips and glue that once cured made a big, couch shaped block of brown wood.  At least Cinderella had step sisters.  She could borrow their clothes.   I had 3 ugly hired men who shopped at the same hardware store I did.  I had cows and wheat.  I don’t care how magical the little birds and mice were, even they could not make straw and hooves into some kind of elegant, frothy, PINK, ballgown.
I have a deep, deep scar that is actually a jagged trench across my soul.
So sometimes I dress up Bliss in total pink and I dress the same in real life and I pretend that we are sisters and that we live with lovely people who would never think of ever having us sleep anywhere but on a pink cloud suspended in the sky of our bedroom.  I pretend these people love me and that me and Bliss don’t have to kill one another so we can join the Satanic Cult and remove vital organs from the cows.  Carrying cows, even without some of their organs, so that we can climb to the top of the combine and throw them to the ground to make it look like they fell out of a flying saucer, is really hard work.  Blissy and I have imaginary parents who love us just as we are and always let us wear pink.  We have now scientifically proven that pink permitting parents NEVER make you do any of that cow/satanic stuff. 
THAT is responsible parenting.  Pro Pink, Pro Barbie, Anti Satan.
OK, well Blissy is a Barbie Doll and I am actually more like one of those big floppy dolls that you sometimes use as a pillow … that covers your whole bed … or could be used as a kind of lumpy area rug?  Ya, like that, except really fashionably dressed, wearing all pink, has a Jag, and a friend named Midge. 
Bliss and I never go to the farm.  We hate the McDonalds and we are not friends with Mary or her lamb. We don’t even go for drives in the country.

We are afraid some of the cows might recognize us as the ones who heaved their great grandmas off the combine. 
MESH BODY:  Maitreya  Mesh Body – Lara
MESH HEAD:  CATWA HEAD Jessica
APPLIER HEAD:  Glam Affair ( Lelutka Heads ) Debby – America
EYES:  LOTUS. Emotivi Eyes
HAIR:  A&A Jill Hair Raspberry
SWEATER:  .::Dead Dollz::. Opal Comfy Sweater – White
STOCKINGS & LINGERIE:  .::Pretty Things::. Pink Chiffon Frilly Dress
SHOES:  lassitude & ennui Lucy heels rose
POSES:  PoseSion