Seeing Red

Seeing Red

“Tears come from the heart and not from the brain.” Leonardo da Vinci

I have been kind of quiet on flickr lately. Honestly, I’ve been going through things with my health. It has made me see red. I’ve been angry, but underneath anger is really great sadness–advice from a really great friend so long ago. I have to go in for medical testing next Tuesday and I will be away. I will be taking a hiatus from my blog, since there’s stuff I have to do for the testing–yadda, yadda, yadda.
I’m going to make this short and get straight to the point of this awesome outfit. I found this dress from Erratic at Uber. It’s a neat dress and comes with three options for styling. You can wear it three ways, which is nice. Then, I headed over to the epiphany and won this hair from Doe. Finally, my last stop, I ran over to ROMP and discovered this cute collar from Kibitz called hearty leather collar. I paired it with some panty hose from erratic…..which came from a previous lingerie set. Voila!! I made an outfit with all the latest and hottest events on the grid.
I’m sorry this blog post can’t be longer. I’ll miss all of my lovely readers. I’ll be back, before you know it.
Cheers,
Violet XOXO
Credits
Head–Lelutka –Simone by Thora Charron
Body–Maitreya–Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Dress–Erratic –Irina by erratic (erratic.rain)
Hair-Doe–Shannon by Helyanwe Vindaloo
Collar–Kibitz-Hearty Leather Collar by Kathya Szczepanskis
Eyes–IKON–Charm by Ikon Innovia
Skin–DeeTalez–Jolie by deetalez.com (steffi.villota)
I missed the cut off date for Romp. Sorry fellow readers. Hopefully, the item will be in stores soon. RL got the best of me.
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Glow

Glow

“Love yourself enough to apologize, forgive, and move forward. It is the most freeing thing you can do.” By Me

It’s a new year, which means a lot of people are making resolutions to get fit and moving. Collabor88 was no stranger to this theme. As a result, designers made all kinds of goodies like yoga pants, sports bras, and even exercise equipment.Once you leave this event, you’ll have everything you need to get inspired for a little fitness program of your own.

Generally, I don’t make too many resolutions myself. I’d like to move a little more like everyone else. The only wish I have for the new year is to be healthier, happier, and kinder. I’d like to love a bit more and show more compassion towards others. I’d like to give to the world–what I need in return. I guess….. I’d like to be a better version of myself. I think lots of people wish that too. Now contemplating all those things, I do have resolutions.

Speaking of  fitness, I felt inspired, so I made an exercise scene of my own for this photo. I found the weights, exercise ball, and yoga mat at Collabor88. The yoga mat comes with a ton of poses. Kalopsia made all of these items. I love this store and I have so many things from them. I always go back to them for those little things that make a home. I can’t gush over them enough. The yoga mat comes with nine different textures: wine, purple, charcoal, pizza, green, beige, soul, pink, and blue. The exercise ball also has texture options of green, blue, and lemon. There’s even a cute little bag available, which says don’t sweat sparkle (not featured in the above photo). I would highly recommend checking them out.

Then, I went to Kustom9 with one of my good friends. We found this adorable workout set from Pumpkin, which is another one of my favorite companies. I have so many pieces from them. I’m happy to see them participating in events. The shirt is called a layered crop top tee. It’s on sale in gray, gray with a barbie written on it, green, black with the logo for thrasher magazine, and plain black. There’s a choice of gray, pink, red, green, orange and gray leaf print, and plain black.  I’m wearing the gray shirt with the Barbie print and pink sweatpants. I really love the detail in the shirt and the pants. For more information, check out my credits at the bottom of this post.

I had so much fun. I really enjoyed the yoga poses, decorating, and dressing up for this picture.I hope that you find something that intrigues or inspires you. I wish you all a happy and safe New Year. I hope that you accomplish goals, fall in love, and have great health for 2017….maybe even make some great memories along the way.

Be kind to one another.

Cheers,

Violet XOXO

Credits

Head–LeLutka–Simone Bento head by Thora Charron
Body–Maitreya –Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Hands–Vista –Prohand Bento by VistaMesh
Shirt–Pumpkin–Layered Crop Tee by Mr. Awesome (yukio.osei)–Kustom9
Pants–Pumpkin –Sweatpants by Mr. Awesome (yukio.osei)–Kustom9
Shoes–Flite –Lowtop Ducks by Liam OJ Simpson (liamcole)
Hair–Magika –Drive by Sabina Gully
Decor

Sign–Kalopsia –Kali’s shelf by Honey Beaubeau Lacey (isabeau.baragula)
Exercise ball–Kalopsia –Kali’s yoga Ball by Honey Beaubeau Lacey (isabeau.baragula)
Weights–Kalopsia –Kali’s weights by Honey Beaubeau Lacey (isabeau.baragula)
Yoga Mat–Kalopsia –Kali’s Yoga Bat by Honey Beaubeau Lacey (isabeau.baragula)
Cat Light–+Half Deer+–Slumber Lamps by Halo (halogen.magic)
Jar–keke –Snow jar by ᴋᴇᴀɴ ᴋᴇʟʟʏ (kean.kelly)–(gacha) check marketplace and main store
Table–MudHoney –Lenore Table by Rayvn Hynes (gacha)–check marketplace and main store

Calm

Calm

 

“Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.” Buddha

Whew, I’m back after a very long and much needed break. I took some time with family and friends. I partied way too hard and I slept even longer. BUT, I’m BACK! I’ve had some time to reflect on this past year. I’ve come a long way in blogging and taking pictures. I’ve gained some awesome followers too. I’m thankful for each and every like and follow. I think it’s incredible, when other people take a liking to my blog. I hope that I can inspire and help those who read my articles, while I take this blogging journey.

Speaking of the journey ahead, we’re in a New Year, which means New Year’s resolutions. I’ve made a few of my own.  I hope to grow as a blogger and photographer. I also wish for a peaceful mind and a peaceful life. Sometimes it can get hectic. I know the past few weeks have been a blur of events. Some were memorable and some will be forgotten. What remains the same is me. I’m still here.

This past year, it was a whirlwind of events. I had numerous doctor’s appointments. I had set backs. I smiled. I cried. I even reconnected with old friends. Now, I’m in the mind set to make goals for myself–however big or small in all worlds. I hope all of you find your happy place in 2017. Life is so incredibly precious. We all should take moments to find joy, wherever we can. For me, it means letting resentments go. Then, according to Buddha, I’ll find my own peace and happy place.

Okay, okay, okay, I’m done with reflecting on the past year. I know you want to get to the goods….what I’m wearing and who I’m wearing.We should really talk about the new changes across the grid. I’m talking about Bento. Ohhh Bento, you put my panties in a bunch. I was so stressed out about you. BUT, it was all for nothing. I proclaimed to friends. I wouldn’t get a Bento head. I ranted and raved about having to make a shape, because I’m stubborn and refuse to buy a shape. For those who don’t know Bento heads have the capability of being edited. You get the seamless look of mesh, while having individuality–which so many residents crave. Alas, I caved. I went into those stores and bought one, after weeks of fretting about which one to buy.

Which head did you buy Vi? Well, I bought the lovely Simone head from LeLutka. Now, now, now, I hear the crowds in the back gasping in shock. WHAT? You bought a LeLutka head? Yes, I did. However, I’ve been a fan of Lelutka and Catwa for a very long time. Lelutka worked with my previous shape a little better. So I decided to go back to an oldie, but a goodie…..LeLutka. The hud is user friendly. It works with any makeup for any of their previous LeLutka mesh heads, which meant I could go back to some of my favorite makeup. Yayyyyy Izzies! Along with makeup, I can now do a few facial movements, which are a little smoother than Catwa’s–in my opinion. The head is 5,000L, but comes with all the animations.

Then, there’s the ease of their Hud. It comes with animations, scalp removal, teeth, face light, eyeshadow, lipstick, and too many other features to mention. To learn more about what the hud includes, you can visit this website LeLutka Bento Head Info Site

Finally, I also broke down and bought the Bento hands, after my skin company released appliers. I wasn’t ready to give up my favorite skin. Thankfully, many skin companies are releasing skin appliers, which are used with the Omega hud. At first, it was a little hard to find, but I found it on the sign for the Bento Hands. The wonderful part is that the Omega hud is inexpensive–at 99L. You wear the omega hud and skin applier at the same time–and just click on the skin applier. Then voila, you’re hands will match.You can find the Omega Hud in the Vista Store 

When you buy the hands, it’s really important to buy the AO as well. The Bento hands work with the AO. Otherwise, it looks a little funny. I purchased the Bento Prohands from Vista. I also bought the Miriam AO, which is sold separately. The hands are 999L and the AO is 1,999L. It’s seems kind of pricey. However, the AO comes with a test hud, which includes animations like making a heart with your hands, taking selfies (it comes with a phone) and cough cough….giving someone the bird–and I don’t mean doves. Okay, this about covers everything bento related.

I’d also like to make a quick note that Bento hands require Bento poses. I found this pose at Kiss Me Poses A lot of pose makers are starting to create poses for these hands. There are a few floating around on the market place. I found this store on the MP.

Before I forget, I want to mention my hair and makeup. My hair is from Doux, which is a branch of L’Etre. I bought my makeup at Studio Exposure called Love Me Baby Eyes and Lips Collection. The fatpack runs about 600L. My hair from Doux is called Scarlet. For any more information, check out my credits below.

As always, be kind to one another. Happy New Year!

Violet XOXO

Credits

Head–LeLutka –Simone bento Head by Thora Charron
Body–Maitreya –Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Hair–Doux –Scarlet–by David Cooper
Eyeshadow–Studio Exposure –Love Me Baby Eyes and Lips By Aeons (aeonsgloom)
Lipstick-Izzie’s –Free Natural Lip appliers for LeLutka by Izzie Button
Hands–Vista –Bento Prohands by VistaMesh
Skin–DeeTalez–Jolie by deetalez.com (steffi.villota)
Pose–Kiss Me Poses–Peace Hud–by ღMɪsᴛʏღ™ (midnightmistxx)
Eyes–IKON –Charm Eyes–by Ikon Innovia