“I don’t love Photoshop; I like imperfection. It doesn’t mean ugly. I love a girl with a gap between her teeth, versus perfect white veneers. Perfection is just… boring. Perfect is what’s natural or real; that is beauty.” Marc Jacobs
I’ve been looking forward to writing this blog for so many reasons. For one, it meant that I was well enough to sit at a computer without having to take breaks. Another reason, I had the best experience in SL out of the entire time here. I have so much to talk about in this post. So lets get started, shall we….
A few weeks ago, I took a journey in participating in an auction for Pulse. I won a bid and I was princess for a day in Collabor88’s royal kingdom. I had a princess chair and crown. I went with my best friend inworld. I danced. I shopped. I had a ball. I met a few people. I was shocked at their kindness towards me. I was in awe. It may not be something that ever happens to me again in second life and I’m okay with that. It was a wonderful experience. I have no complaints. I only have admiration for the owners of the event and the creators of the merchandise. I saw designers setting up and getting ready for the big day. I felt like a fly on the wall and I couldn’t believe it.
I want to discuss why I donated and why it has been such a presence in my blog lately. In my real life, the pictures of those effected, I saw as my family, friends, and loved ones-virtual and those who I hug in my real life. I felt compelled to give back in the only way that I can right now–which means a donation. I would have given that money either way. I didn’t expect anything in return, but I decided to bid. I participated to help others, but also to shine a bright spot in my life and the life of my friend. It cheered us up. After seeing the news, one can feel so sad. BUT, people were kind at C88. I think even in a virtual world the smallest kindness can go a long way.
Despite anything you ever read about in second life, I always hold out the hope that kindness can be found in a virtual world and real life. I saw that hope, when I attended the Collabor88 birthday bash. I’m so thankful that C88 has brought that happiness to many others. Thank you creators and designers for giving my friend and I a second life dream come true. Thank you for the hours you spend making beautiful things–for the rest of us to enjoy. We take it for granted sometimes, but without you, second life would not be the creative place that it is.
My dress, sunglasses, hair, and crown can all be found at this wonderful event. I have to say the owner of Commoner is a very nice person. I’m so glad to talk with him–very sweet person. And it doesn’t hurt that those glasses are fantastic! The dress is by Blueberry, and the hair is by Beusy. If you would like more information, check out my links below. Thanks!
Whew, okay …Now get out there and go to COLLABOR88
. It’s really good this round. 😉
–Annie–by Catwa.Clip (catwa.clip)
–Lara by Onyx LeShelle
–Salacia Queen Mesh Hair (comes with crown) by Becca (colorless)
–Scarlet by Blueberry (blueberryxx)
–Masquerade Sunglasses by Emery Milneaux
–Triumph by Ikon Innovia
–Susanna by deetalez.com (steffi.villota)