Hair Fair 2017 DEMO Group

Hair Fair

Hair Fair 2017

It is that time of year again, Hair Fair 2017 starts this Saturday 1at July.

Demos will be sent out in our Demo group on the 30th June (friday) you will be able to try all the Hair Fair styles before the event opens, so that you do not have to deal with lag of trying styles on at the event.

Grab some friends, try on all the styles, make your list and you will be able to shop, fast and efficiently. Discover stores that are new to you, and have fun with family and friends in your own little Demo parties.

Copy and past the the following into local chat in Second Life and join the Hair Fair DEMO Group

secondlife:///app/group/2e30d166-f3e5-e2de-ff72-b3da2d06ded2/about

It is a FREE to join group, do not join if it is not free, NO groups to do with Hair Fair are any cost, so if you…

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Lazy Hazy Days

Lazy Hazy Days

 

“Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.”  Leo Buscaglia

Today has been not so great inworld. I wrote a blog, but decided to delete it, after I was given a not so great response, after telling someone that I missed talking to them. They’ve been away from second life for a little while. I was trying to be nice. Granted, it seemed to come out of the blue. I got the response of second life pulling away focus from where it should be and that being great for some people. I took it kind of personally.

This blog has been incredibly difficult to write. I’ve been met with upset and unhappy people today. I’m really just trying to write a blog post and say hope you are all doing fun things. Yet, I feel myself getting angry at some residents lately. There is no other way around this. I’ve decided to let others peak into my world, because I think it’s important.

I’ve debated and debated talking about the cause of some of my stress–and the cause of the under tone of my blogs. Honestly, after that encounter, I feel like it may be worthy to share my life a little bit. Basically, I need surgery. It’s not something that I have to get right away, but I do need it. It’s not a life or death surgery, but I’m not exactly looking forward to it either. I’ve had to tell friends and family. I’m trying to hold off, until after the holidays. So you may see me afk or online at weird times. This hasn’t been easy on me.

Second life can move your focus away from real life. However, if second life makes me forget day to day pain and discomfort, well I’ll take it. Yes, I’m online a lot, but I have not forgotten about real life. I’m swimming in real life–up to my eye balls in it. Yet interactions like that, they’re difficult. Honestly, I can’t do a whole lot right now. In second life, I can shop, talk to friends, and go to events. These are all very difficult things for me to do in real life–especially right now. I’m going to ask residents to be kind, patient, and understanding right now.

In short, I took this picture at Corlevoli Beach because I love the beach. I’m not able to go this year, so I wanted to feel summery in second life. There’s a lot of things that I miss, but I can do it here in second life–and pretend. It’s not fun sitting home sometimes, but this helps. What also helps is the many designers who make it possible for me to pretend that I’m on a beach. For example, Stories and Co made this really cute summer dress called Ginny. It comes in different colors and patterns. If you love it as much as I do, it’s available at Collabor88.

I often hear people say if you’re missing something in real life, you go to second life. This is my chance to poke fun at this. I’ve wanted to do this for a long time.

Yes, I’m missing something in real life—it’s cartilage. Hopefully, it inspires some laughter.

Remember, please be kind to each other. You have no idea the struggles that people go through.

Violet xoxo

Credits

Tote bag–Milk Motion–fancy tote bags by Marie Lauridsen–no longer available
Dress–Stories&Co–Ginny by Flo Memel-Spot-notNayar-Gloom (flutter.memel)–Available at Collabor88
sunglasses–Rowne–Actress sunglasses by Donutella Versace (couleur.latoe)–gacha item
Hair–Doux –Jennie by Dᴀᴠɪᴅ Cᴏᴏᴘᴇʀ (dam1710)
Hat–Zibska –Laila Hat by Zib (zib.scaggs)

 

 

Sunny Days

Sunny Days
 

 

“I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.”
Leonardo da Vinci

Whew, I have to say that the arcade was one busy place! It took me a few days to get in to shop, BUT I made it. I spent so much money this round too. There were so many cute and adorable items. I mentioned this before, but this event is one of my favorites. I always look forward to it. It’s worth it to go for a visit.

This month, I need the arcade like I need oxygen. I’ve indulged in some retail therapy in all of my worlds. I’m going to be honest. I did feel better, after I went out in real life to buy a smoothie and a shirt. Then, I sat down in front of my computer and shopped with one of my best friends. It soothed an aching soul. Before needing that retail therapy, I had a rough time with some stressful real life things pop up. Then unfortunately, I had some second life not so fun things pop up too. What’s a girl to do? I’ll tell you. THE ARCADE!!

If you find yourself having an unruly day, I highly suggest a much needed trip to your local gacha event. My unruly day ended with regrettable tweets. I mean you’re not living, unless you’ve had at least one unfortunate tweet. Fear not my loyal readers, I’m in better spirits. After that fateful day, I unpacked my dead dollz gachas and put on a pretend bridesmaid photo shoot.

To get some inspiration, I looked no further than one of my favorite novels–The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. I wanted a rich, posh, and lavish feel. I could not have done it without those dead dollz gacha items from The Arcade –the beautiful dress, the mannequins, and the dressing room located in the back. This was definitely one of my favorite photos.

It may seem like an endless blur of difficult times or rough days, but I always tell people that people go through bad days, weeks, or even a year. However, those bad days, weeks, or year give us strength. They make us brave, when we reflect on those times. It’s also so important to smile through hardship, because dwelling on the unfortunate does no one any good. It’s important to focus on the good things in life, because the good things deserve your observation, attention, and realization–even if it’s a tee shirt and smoothie. Be brave enough to smile, no matter what.

Okay my lovely followers and readers, I hope you find a bit of happy in your life today–no matter what struggles or hardships you face.

Remember, be good to one another.

Violet XOXO

Head piece–LODE –Hat Melancholy by Chirzaka RV (chirzaka.vlodovic)
Blossom–LODE–Blossom–single by Chirzaka RV (chirzaka.vlodovic)
Hair–LeLutka –HF06 by Thora Charron
Dress–Dead Dollz–Bridesmaid–Blush by Kiddo Oh
Eyes–IKON –Charm Eyes by Ikon Innovia
Necklace–Stockholm&Lima –Princess Pearls Collar by ѕуяυρ ωαη кєησвι (surrealia.anatine)

Gacha Items Featured

From left to right

Mannequin 1–Dead Dollz–The House of Brides–Princess Style by Kiddo Oh
Mannequin 2–Dead Dollz –The House of Brides–Mermaid Style by Kiddo Oh
Mannequin 3–Dead Dollz–The House of Brides–A Style by Kiddo Oh
Dressing Room–Dead Dollz –Fitting Room–by Kiddo Oh

Most Girls

 

Most Girls

“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.”

Audrey Hepburn

I’ve had a very busy few weeks. I have to apologize to my readers. I am really sorry this blog is so late. A few may have noticed a few pictures added to my flickr… of friends. I am trying to really appreciate those who spend time with me inworld. I have felt so incredibly spoiled and special. I’m thankful for those who have touched my life in second life. The reason for my absence is due to many many many medical tests and doctors appointments. I also had some funny real life events take place as well. I had a bird stuck in a vent–in my home, which took a good week to get rid of. I was happy to report that no birds were harmed. I also had some not so funny moments. A real life friend gave me some not so great news. Then, I had my own news to deal with. Needless to say, I am glad that my week is slowing down a little.

As a result of some stressful situations, I have taken a much need break from everything. I had to be quiet to take care of myself. However, in taking care of myself, I’ve had to cancel plans with friends–in real life and second life unfortunately. Many times my avatar was in world, yet I was not. I’ve had friends sit with my avi, while we were both afk. It seems like a silly thing. BUT, it’s nice to know that I’m not alone. I have met some truly amazing and beautiful people. Audrey Hepburn said it best with this quote above. I couldn’t have said it any better myself. So I am walking with poise, because I know that I’m never really alone.

Many times, I want to discuss in depth about those medical tests, but I feel it ruins this special place. I’ve learned over time that everyone has something in life that’s challenging or difficult. Yet, second life can provide a safe heaven from the truthfulness of life. For me, I am no exception. I pretend to be well. I pretend to do the things that may cause great anxiety, fear, or even panic at times. In those moments of pretending, I have gained strength, which allows me to walk through hard real life moments with courage. I’m really thankful for those who have given me support during those hard moments. For, I’m less of a mess because of those special people in my world.

Speaking of special people……..a few days ago, my close friend Kira walked with me throughout Uber. We did one of the many things that I love here–shopping. I found this really great dress by Ison. The textures are incredibly gorgeous. I don’t want to take it off. I will be sure to wear it through out the summer months. I also paired it with one of my favorite (wigs) as my friend would call it. Its Mara by Little Bones. I like this hair quite a bit and I’m addicted to it. If you like any of these pieces, please check out my credits below.

Note: The title of this post is dedicated to Most Girls

Credits.

Hair–Little Bones –Mara by Nova Faerye
Eyes–IKON–Charm Eyes by Ikon Innovia
Dress–ISON–Tunic Slip Dress by Harry Hyx–UBER
Head–LeLutka –Simone by Jaden Art (jadenart)

Dead End

 

Dead End

“I left the ending ambiguous, because that is the way life is.” Bernardo Bertolucci

No, I’m not leaving. I want to get that out of the way, but it’s funny that not all endings are indeed endings. In a way, most endings are beginnings. In my experience, it’s really true.

Speaking of endings, I love this quote because well I’m not a fan of any ending. I like ambiguity, in all of its lovely forms. I spoke with a friend of mine today. I’ve known her for many, many, many…..well not that many years. I’m not 100 years old, after all. I thought the friendship had ended long ago. Then one day, it started up again. We’ve experienced similar things in life, which not many would understand. It wasn’t an ending. It was a pause. I share this story, because I think some friendships can do that from time to time. Everyone needs time and space for personal growth. So I’m fine with an ambiguous finale. And I’m going to leave that thought in the air to hang.

Now moving along, I think it’s time to talk about the outfit above. I bought this really sexy corset dress from Tres Chic and pair it with a jacket from Romp. I visit Romp every time it opens and I have a tendency to pick up a few things from Tres Chic. They have some really nice items this round. I think people should check out both. I’m wearing the makeup from Studio Exposure called Tumblr girl. I highly recommend this store. I adore them. I paired it with a gacha item that I found on the market place. I absolutely adore these boots and wanted them in black. They’re called Criminal Police Boots. I know there are some still available via the market place. If you like them, check it out.

Before I go, I want to mention Ironwood Hills, which is a wonderful spooky little sim. I’ve gone there many times for pictures. I thought it was time to capture a memory there and mention it here. If you’d like to check out the clothes or even the sim, look down below at my credits. Thank you for reading my thoughtful musings.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend or what’s left of it.

Be kind to one another.

Violet ♥

Credits

Head–LeLutka –Simone by Thora Charron
Body–Maitreya –Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Eyes–Buzzeri–Okina Eyes by Bugs Amelia Bryant (eleri.catlyn)–(unavailable)
Hair–Truth–Lisette by Truth Hawks
Boots–Zenith –Criminal Police Boots by 喵 仙 人 (miffyhoi.rosca)
Dress-Elegance Boutique *EB*–Corset by Elagantia–Tres Chic
Jacket–Gabriel –One Shoulder Riders by Takuya Jinn–Romp
Ears–Mandala –Taper Ears by 菊之介王子 (kikunosuke.eel)

Makeup–Studio Exposure –Tumblr Girl– by Ashi Kezenn (ashamti)

Ironwood Hills

Love Thyself

 

Love Thyself

 

“To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.” Gilbert K. Chesterton

I think the hardest thing to do is learning to love yourself, every inch of good and bad. I’ve spent so many hours thinking about this. I’m only one person in the world, but I think that loving yourself is one of those things that most people spend their whole life learning. We grow and change over time. I’ve done a lot of personal growth in a two month period. Maybe I can share a bit of fashion and personal growth in this blog. Maybe I can even convince a few of you to say something nice about yourself in the mirror.

This month, I am working on loving the unlovable, forgiving the unpardonable, hoping when it seems hopeless, and having a bit of faith in the eye of the unbelievable. Life is really all of those things–maybe not all at the same time though. Second life can help you through real life bumps and bruises, and sometimes it may be the cause of them. However, it’s important to remember this quote. Love really does mean doing all of those things. Maybe you went through a bump or two and found that person to love you through it. It’s important to have those people, whether they are friends, family, or even lovers. It’s such a wonderful thing to walk with others, in times of turmoil–that truly is love.

I wear my emotions on my sleeve. I’m emotional and I never hide it. Sometimes that’s a good thing and sometimes it’s bad. But I have love in my heart for people. I’m flawed, but I care about people. I’m working on giving the same amount of love and care to strangers….but to myself. Remember to love yourself, when you feel unlovable. Forgive yourself, when you feel unpardonable. Have a little bit of faith, when everything feels unbelievable. Have hope for yourself and your life, when things seem hopeless and dark. It is the greatest gift you can give yourself–to love yourself. Because you can in return give that same love back to others. It’s one of the most beautiful circles in life–love.

Speaking of love, I am loving Collabor88. I love this dress by Zenith. I can’t gush enough about this latest round. You really do have to go and see it for yourself. There are so many wonderful events popping up around the grid. When things calm down a bit, I’m going to try and get into Rewind. Man, there must be some great finds, because my teleport always says full. Eventually, I’ll get there.

Oh a side note, I’ve been struggling with my online second life feed. It’s a bit temperamental. There are times, when it says failure to upload. I’ve written a ticket to linden lab and they put my name on a list of others dealing with the same issue. I’m keeping my fingers crossed to post normally.

Now, I’m off to edit a few saved pictures and set up my new, not dying computer. I hope everyone has a good weekend.

Be good to one another ♥

Violet XOXO

Credits

Body–Maitreya–Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Head–LeLutka –Sophie by Jaden Art (jadenart)
Dress–Zenith-Spring Casual Dress by 喵 仙 人 (miffyhoi.rosca)–Collabor88–location
Necklace–Noir –Peace Necklace by N O I R (noirstore)–Collabor88

 

 

 

Nostalgia

Nostalgia--Photo By Matzukaze Balestra

Photo By Matzukaze Balestra

His Flickr

His Blog

“Nostalgia is when you want things to stay the same. I know so many people staying in the same place.”  Jeanne Moreau

First and foremost, I can not take credit for this wonderful and fabulous photo. My good friend Matzu ended up taking this picture for me. I am eternally grateful for his help in the creation of this post. He’s wildly talented. I’ve adored him and his pictures for a very long time. Without him and his amazing photography skills, this post would not exist. My computer is slowly dying on me. So, I am currently waiting for a new computer. I should be back to taking pictures and blogging hopefully within 5 to 10 days. I am impatiently waiting. I miss taking pictures inworld for my blog, flickr, and second life feed. All of those activities are a big part of my second life.

When it rains, it pours. Or at least, in my life, it seems to be the case. I came down with a nasty cold and my computer is having massive issues. I’ve wanted a new computer for a very long time. I have broken usb ports, and issues with it reading the NIC card. Now, everytime I try to post a picture to my desktop second life crashes–rather my computer can’t handle it and shuts it off. To say, I’m over it would be an understatement of the century. But sometimes, you have to go through things to be stronger.

Speaking of going through things, it had me thinking of the past–in  second life and real life. I’ve been living in a bit of nostalgia lately. I have desperately wanted things to be the same as in the past–in all of my worlds. It’s a tough pill to swallow, moving forward. Sometimes, you need that moment to look back at the wonderful memories one creates. I’d actually like to take a minute to reminisce.

I’m going to start with second life, because this is my second life blog after all. I have two great friends who have been my world in second life, since the creation of Violet. I have not gone a day alone in second life. I have always had people surround me. Some would say that I am very lucky. They would be right. I will always remember flying around on a broom in my dome with my best friend Kira, on a crisp fall day. I will always remember using an animation with the Baywatch theme song with my equally good friend Matzu. Oh, how your names have graced this blog so many times with so much love and adoration in my heart. Every time I wear a black dress, I think of my friend Kira. It is her uniform after all. Every time I see a fox in any world, I am reminded of my favorite kitsune.

I remember so many wonderful things. I will never forget the times spent laughing, usually at my expense. For I was a noob, when I met these wonderful people. I didn’t know how to go into transparent. I didn’t know how to adjust body parts. I didn’t know how to do a lot of things in second life, which provided many laughs with my friends. I miss those times. I didn’t have a flickr page with a ton of followers. I didn’t have a blog. It was just me, my avatar, and really great friends. They taught me everything that I know about this world. In time, they became my own shield and sword. They stood up for me not just here, but in all worlds. They became a VIP in Violet’s world. So for that, I will always be indebted to them.

Those warm and fuzzy memories remind me of a softer, kinder, and gentler time with real life friends buried in my past. I adore summer. I like to feel the warmth of the sun grace my skin and the beads of sweat rolling down my arms. It reminds me that I am alive and here. Summer brings back memories of ice cream trucks blaring silly songs in the air. Children running and screaming with glee. The smell of chlorine permanently ingrained in my clothing. Careless days with no responsibility pass through my memory like a leaf falling in the wind. I remember walking endlessly with friends, jumping in pools with not much on, and ice cream a permanent staple as a dessert. I remember loving people fully with my whole heart. I remember those adolescent friends shaping my entire being. I would not be who I am with out them. They touched my life in every possible way. I am thankful some of those same people still remain in my life to this day.

Just as those friends touched my life, my second life friends touched my life in very important ways too–differently, but equally important. See in this world, I was able to learn lessons that may have never happened. Some lessons led me to this very moment and to this very blog post. I realize that sometimes people become staples in your life. It would hurt too much to lose them. Yet in life, we always lose people. Relationships end. People pass along in this life. People grow and move on, which is good–but hard. I don’t deal well with those situations. Things never stay the same, despite how much we wish it to never change. No matter how much things change in this virtual world, I hope that my virtual friends know how much I love and care about them. I don’t always express it, because well that’s hard for me to do.

No matter what happens in this life time, I want those people to know how much they mean to me. You only get one life. You should never wait to tell someone how much they mean to you. Even if those friendships run their course, love never dies all at once. If it does, then that person never loved you to begin with. I learned that lesson a long time ago. I met a friend for lunch, after many years of not talking. She expressed her love and compassion for me, even when she was angry at me. That friend taught me the most about love. I would not know what love feels like without those important friends. So I place friendships in high regard. For I do not know love without them.

In honor of those happy times at beaches with wonderful people in all worlds, I took this picture with two great friends. I love them greatly and hope they know how much they mean to me. I bought this great bathing suit at the latest and most fabulous Uber event. It’s by one of my favorite and go to designers–Erratic. It’s called Leffe and available in multiple colors. I chose this wonderful turquoise hue. I paired it with my Posy hair from truth to add a soft touch. If you like this bathing suit, you should check out Uber for all the latest summer fashion finds.

Thank you for reading this really long blog post and sticking with me. I hope you make warm beautiful memories of your own. Find the people that you love in life and hold on. Don’t take a second of it for granted. Cherish it. I’ll be back soon posting pictures and, before you know it :).

All my love to friends

Violet XOXO

Credits

Bathing suit–Erratic –Effe by erratic (erratic.rain)
body–Maitreya –Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Head–LeLutka — Simone by Thora Charron
Hair-Truth–Posy by Truth Hawks
Skin–DeeTalez–Jolie by deetalez.com (steffi.villota)