Before Dusk

 

 

Before Dusk

 

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”

Maya Angelou

I’ve been busy inworld and in real life. So I haven’t been able to blog in the last week or so. I finally got a minute to go shopping. I visited one of my favorite events. However, before I go into all the shopping details, I want to talk a little bit about this quote.

I chose this quote by Maya Angelou, because it’s a good way to live life. Lately, I’ve had some ups and downs. Life has been this gigantic roller coaster. I wish that things were perfect, but they’re not–such is life really. I struggle with going with the flow. I’ve never been one to roll with the punches. It’s good to read quotes like this as a reminder that we’re all trying to survive–the best way we know how.

Despite those ups and downs, I got some really good news a little while ago. I’ve been accepted to blog for hair fair. It’s an event that I look forward to every year. There are a ton of designers who create hair for a good cause. The money goes to wigs for kids. You can feel good about your purchase and know that a portion of the proceeds go to children. What’s better than feeling cute and helping someone? Nothing..that’s what! Speaking of hair fair, please be sure to check out the hair fair demo group, so you can try on your wigs and plan out your shopping trip.

Okay, now we should talk about the outfit in the above photo. I went to Uber a few days ago. I bought the shorts and shirt from Zenith, which you can find at Uber. If you like camping, this is the event for you. You should definitely check it out this month. For styling info, please look below at my credits below.

Be kind to one another.

Violet XOXO

Credits.

Jeans–Zenith–Short jeans with waist tied shirt by 喵 仙 人 (miffyhoi.rosca)
Shirt–Zenith–summer cropped top by 喵 仙 人 (miffyhoi.rosca)
Hair–Truth –Ari by Truth Hawks
Ears–Mandala –Steking Ears by 菊之介王子 (kikunosuke.eel)

 

 

 

 

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)