The Magician

 

 

As I make my slow pilgrimage through the world, a certain sense of beautiful mystery seems to gather and grow. A. C. Benson

 

 

 

As I make my slow pilgrimage through the world, a certain sense of beautiful mystery seems to gather and grow. A. C. Benson
I’ve had a whirl wind of a week with a lot of surprises. First and foremost, I’d like to thank Utopia for adding me to their bloggers group. I was completely taken by surprise and I am incredibly thankful for the opportunity. I hope that I can make Utopia@Design proud. Again, thank you so much for adding me to your blogging family.
Okay, now I have to talk about Collabor88’s birthday bash! As many know, I absolutely adore C88. I’ve been having a love affair with this event, since I started blogging. I look forward to the birthday bash every year. It remains to be one of my favorite events on the grid.
So it is my pleasure to say, this round is ridiculously fabulous. I should just hand over the designers my wallet now. There’s just so many wonderful items that I will be blogging this event a bit this month, but some of my favorite items are from this event. Every year, I find myself wearing things over and over again from the birthday round, so it really isn’t an event to be missed.
The picture above was inspired by Eliavah’s flower hairpin and dress. You can find this beautiful dress at Collabor88. The hairpin is available at Okinawa Summer event. This beautiful pin is called nightbloom. Her dress at collabor88 goes by the name Rafflesia. It’s really lovely. I really wanted to be an elf for a day in this cute little dress. I felt so soft and feminine in this piece. The Okinawa summer event runs until the 31st and you can find this wonderful hairpin there. I have to say that I really love this hairpin and I’m probably going to use it in my hair for another outfit. It’s just so pretty and … I am a sucker for a nice flower. My shoes are at Collabor88. They’re by Pure Poison and they’re called Haley sandals. I really love gladiator type sandals. I have been hoping for awhile that someone would make sandals like these. I will be using these again….shamelessly. I bought sandals like these so long ago, but I can no longer wear them, since they were made pre-mesh, so I was very very very happy to see these. I won’t stop gushing about them–and again you can find these at C88.
Moving right along, there’s so many items in this picture that it deserves two paragraphs…or more :D. My ears are fantasy elf ears and they’re from mandala. I can’t recommend them enough to people. They remain to be some of my favorite items that I use. You can find them at the mainstore. Let’s talk hair for a second. Can we just give little bones a round of applause for her work. If she makes hair, I’m going to buy it. I just hand over my cash willingly and happily. This hair is also available at Collabor88 and is called king. It comes with a styling hud. I have to say styling huds are one of my favorite things that designers create. It gives customers options, when it comes to styling and personal preference. Now onto another company that I use all the time. I’m addicted to them and I have been, since I started. blogging.
On the bottom of the picture, there is an ice cream cone filled with flowers. This is by the wonderful ++half deer++. It’s an older release, but… I really love this item, so we’re including it. It has the appropriate name of Ice Cream flowers. I just want to wear this with every outfit. It’s so dreamy! BUT, the pink and purple crystals in the background, those ARE from this round of collabor88 and.. by …you guessed it–half deer. They go by the name dreamsugar crystal. I knew right away that these deserved to be in a fantasy picture. There’s a bug at the bottom of my screen. It’s from Azoury and called endless butterfly. There are rigged and non rigged versions included. My carriage is from {anc}. Just like half deer, I have so many items from {anc}. I happily pay this company for their products. Putting {anc} together in a photo always creates something truly special. And yes, I’m totally gushing about them. I make no apologies. Totally adore them. This iron carriage can be found at Collabor88 as well.
The flowers are by {anc} and the grass is by Hayabusa Design. I really love grass that sways, like it’s blowing in the wind. Again, {anc} created these star flakes. they’re animated and gorgeous. I found them in my inventory and it’s the first time that I’ve used them. I’m going to use these again too. They just feel special. Mishmish made a baby winged unicorn awhile ago. It’s so cute though. I had to use it. My unicorn is a pet and meant to be worn, but I stole a moment to include her in this picture.
To close this blog, I want to talk about the inspiration for this picture. Really, my inspiration came from {anc}’s carriage and Half Deer’s crystals. They both seemed like something out of a fairy tale. So I knew right away that The Magician was the card for this series. As I started to edit this picture, it became obvious which card the picture should represent. There was just something magical about it. The Magician card in the major arcana means that “the revelations [in your life}  are best applied to the pragmatic and physical aspects, rather then the ephemeral or theoretical.” This is so incredibly significant for me. Some times you go through life and things don’t make sense. Then, life gives you the chance to understand those confusing moments in a practical way–making sense of life.
I’ve made a lot of choices in my life, which turned out to be the right answer for me. Sometimes we have to wander to understand where we are going–or need to go. I’m thankful for my path–with all the smiles and tears. Like that one quote by lady gaga, I like the good days and the bad days, because it means that I’m alive. We make sense of it, when it matters.
Okay that’s my final thought and shopping extravaganza info. There will be more blogs to come covering the Birthday Round of Collabor88, please stay tuned. If you like any of the items featured in the above photo, please check out my credits down below.
Credits

Ears–Mandala –Fantasy Elf Ears by 菊之介王子 (kikunosuke.eel)
Hairpin–Eliavah–Nightbloom Hairpin by e l i a v a h ღ (eliavahazaleia)–Okinawa Summer Event August 2018
Dress–Eliavah–Ruffleasia Dress by e l i a v a h ღ (eliavahazaleia)–Collabor88 August 2018
Hair–Little Bones –King by Nova Faerye—Collabor88 August 2018
Shoes–Pure Poison –Haley Sandals by Shaleene Kenin–Collabor88 2018

Decor

Ice Cream Flowers–++half deer++— Ice cream Flowers by Halo (halogen.magic)
Carriage–{anc}–Iron Carriage by aki69–Collabor88 August 2018
Unicorn–Mishmish–baby winged unicorn by Aime Takaaki
Bugs–Azoury –Endless Butterfly by Mayhem Seetan—Collabor88 August 2018
Crystals–++Half Deer++—Dreamsugar Crystals by Halo (halogen.magic)–Collabor88 2018
Stars–{anc}–Star Flakes by aki69
pillow–Le Poppycock –Every moment by Olivia Lalonde
Flowers–{anc}–Garden “spray” wild flowers by aki69
Grass–Hayabusa –Wind Field of grass and flowers by Motoko Oanomochi

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The Chariot

 

However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. Stephen Hawking

However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. Stephen Hawking

Okay, first and for most… 3,000 followers!!!!! Say whaattttttttt? I can not believe that so many people follow me. BUT I will say that I’m thankful for every follow, like, and words of praise. Truly thank you for supporting me and my work. I am truly touched. I really can’t believe the amount of people who follow me. I can’t stop smiling today. I’m in shock. So one last time, thank you everyone truly ♥♥♥♥.
Now that we got THAT out of the way, I have to talk about Uber. I loved this round and I just kept on buying things, as you can see by this picture. I bought this really great backdrop by Foxes, Safia–little get away and cactus is also from Foxes. It really is more than a backdrop. It’s a great little cabana. Foxes is also selling the chairs and the bird on the post. The blond is also wearing a bikini from Foxes. Their entire stall is absolutely amazing. I fell in love with everything and I HAD to buy it. Now onto the clothes, Tee*fy made this great skirt and there are a ton of color options available, which pairs nicely with my cami from The Secret Store–also at Uber. I also bought the earings from Mandala. And finally, I bought this picnic set up by peaches, ….which… you guessed it–are also available at Uber. It’s not an event to miss.
In addition to some really great clothes and furniture from Uber, I also headed over to Lelutka to buy their new ice cream and bubble gum items, which are interactive with your avi. The ice cream leaves behind some of the sweet treat on your lips, for you messy eaters out there. The bubble gum pops all over your face, after blowing a huge bubble. I had to have these two items and bought them right away. Lelutka also released two new interactive items–the cotton candy and lollipop at the Mesh Body Addicts Fair. It’s not an event that I usually go to, but a few friends of mine let me in on the new items that were released. As soon as I found out, I had to buy it right away. I really do enjoy these items, and I recommend them. I only have one issue with the ice cream, which is that it does seem to go into my skull, when I eat it. As for the rest, I’ll have to get back to you in another blog post.
Finally, I chose this quote because of the amount of people following me. I’m in awe and disbelief. If you had asked me if I would ever get to this point as a photographer years ago, I would have told you no way. But it really does show you that if you stick with something and try really hard to improve over time…. you can and will improve—and learn a few things about yourself and your craft. I’ve also been really vocal about having health problems. Success at blogging despite all the days dealing with my health issues, well I can tell you it’s a reminder to continue in life–no matter what difficulties that I may face. Sometimes you have to do what you can and keep trying. It will be worth it, in the end. I use my photography as a personal reminder what ambition can achieve. You never know what you’re capable, until you try–in second life or real life.
The feeling of accomplishment with my flickr led me to my next card in the major arcana–the chariot. “The Chariot card is connected to your natural drive and determination, and can indicate an upcoming victory. This card reminds you that your greatest successes won’t come through limited thinking — when you combine the knowledge of your mind with that of your heart and spirit, you are an unstoppable force.” It’s true. If you keeping going and never let your determination falter, you will succeed. I hope after reading this point you go out in second life or real life with a fiery drive to get to your goals–whatever they may be.
As always, Be Kind To One Another.
Cheers,
Violet xoxo
Credits.
Me
Earrings–Mandala–Cheerful Earrings Pink pack by 菊之介王子 (kikunosuke.eel) –Uber July 2018
Ice cream–LeLutka –Delights Cream– by Thora Charron–Mesh Body Addicts July 2018
Hair—-Lamb–Ari– by Lamb Bellic—July Uber 2018
Skirt–Tee*fy –Madison Skirt by thuthu sendpie (azure.electricteeth)–Uber July 2018
Cami–The Secret Store–Ella Crop Top by Maylee (maylee.oh)–Uber July 2018
Blond
Bikini–Foxes –Safia–Uber July 2018
heels–Glamistry –Malva by (glamistry)
Hair–Moon–Summer Breeze by Moon (silent.acoustic)

Decor

Backdrop–Foxes — Safia Little Getaway by Dani (nina.helix)–Uber July 2018
Chairs–Foxes –Safia Hammock by Dani (nina.helix)–July 2018 Uber
Bird on Perch–Foxes–Safia Parrot Perch by Dani (nina.helix)–July 2018 Uber
Cactus–Foxes –Safia Cactus pot large by Dani (nina.helix)–July 2018 Uber
Picnic–Peaches.–Countryside Picnic by Dani (nina.helix)–July 2018 Uber
Tapestry–Brocante –pinned tapestry/nope by ValiantCo–mainstore

The Moon

I don't know what sex appeal is. I don't think you can have sex appeal knowingly. The people who seduce me personally are the people who seem not to know they're seductive, and not to know they have sex appeal. Omar Sharif Read

“I don’t know what sex appeal is. I don’t think you can have sex appeal knowingly. The people who seduce me personally are the people who seem not to know they’re seductive, and not to know they have sex appeal.”  Omar Sharif Read

I had the wonderful opportunity to go to Romp. This round is pretty great. However, I do wish that more clothes and items were geared towards men. But I’m always wanting more items for men. Girls have all the fun. It’s so not fair. I know …I know.. I know, but you’re a girl!! So? I still want options for everyone to enjoy. 🙂

Anyway, I chose this quote because I totally agree with it. I think the most seductive people seem to be those who have no idea. It’s always the way! There’s something so alluring about a mask, and a neon dark lit room. I know that it just screams seduction or at least it does for me.

Now onto the title of this post, the moon is another major arcana card in the Tarot deck. It’s a card that I get a lot, in readings. It represents hidden facts, jealousy, deception. This card is connected to the night. I always think seduction happens at night—why…. I have no idea. But anyway, that’s enough about this card, lets talk about Romp.

Every time I go to Romp, I always find items that make me feel a bit hawt. The bed, corset, cuffs, and shoes are all from this wonderful event. This is definitely one of my favorite outfits. And it came from this event. breathe created my shoes. My corset was a collaboration between Altair and [CX]. The bed is by Dictatorship and it’s called contempo. I really do like this company. They do run on the expensive side, but some of my favorite furniture comes from this company. The bed in the picture is currently available at Romp.

Speaking of pictures, I felt very inspired by Nicki Minaj and her videos for this one. I think they are insanely creative, so there are links to some of her music with this post. I love taking pictures and listening to music. I think music and art go hand in hand. It adds to my creativity and sets a mood for the pictures. I had a lot of fun creating this picture.

I thoroughly enjoy taking pictures. I would never be able to take these photos without the help of the designers who spend hours of learning how to make their creations. Thank you so much for allowing me to be creative. Without you, my photos would not exist. I really do appreciate all of their hard work. So a big thank you!!

Also, to change the subject a bit, I would like to wish everyone a very Happy Belated Mother’s Day to all the moms out there!! I hope everyone had a wonderful day yesterday.

My next blog post will feature Collabor88. I’m sorry that my post is a little late. It is coming soon. I promise. Real life has been super busy lately. BUT I’ll be around a bit more soon.

Before I end this post, I want to put love out there in the world again. I really hope that everything is going well for every one inworld. I’m sending you all love and light. It’s important to put out love in the universe. I always believe what you put into the world will come back to you in spades.

Okay now get out there and head to ROMP!!! If you like any of the items featured in the above photo, please check out my credits down below.

Credits

Hair–stealthic –Paradox by Hunter (stealthic)
Mask–Le Forme –Bunny mask by Lou (louise.marsault)
corset–Altair&[CX] collaboration–Bunny Suit by Helli Nikiforov (thanako) and Cᴇʀʙᴇʀᴜs (kamayari)–Romp May 2018
Cuffs–Altair&[CX] Collaboration –Bunny Suit by Helli Nikiforov (thanako) and Cᴇʀʙᴇʀᴜs (kamayari)–Romp May 2018
Shoes–Breathe–Michi by daisa Admiral–Romp May 2018

Bed–Dictatorship –contempo by Dee (dictatorshop)

Pose–Bauhaus Movement –Disseminated Anime Style by LouLou Hill (loulou.teichmann)

Mistakes

 

Mistakes

 

 

“Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.” Benjamin Franklin
I found this quote at a time contemplating my own mistakes in all worlds. Benjamin Franklin simply meant that mistakes and failures don’t ruin us. They give us opportunities to grow and move on from them. They teach us something about ourselves good and bad. I made a mistake this week, but not the kind where you left your keys on the counter instead of the key ring. It was this blaring mistake with awful consequences. I ended up hurting my friend in the process, which I’ll always be sorry for. I never want to hurt people, yet I do.
Instead of self pity for my own mistakes, I’d rather take a minute to thank people instead, because life is not always about me. Life is about people. The struggles and adversity that people endure becomes a piece of each person–yet does not define them. I’m thankful for a friend who taught me that lesson. Thank you Yumi. Sometimes it is the kindness that people show to one another. They seem to be happy by making others happy. Thank you Manky. It’s the people who spend endless amount of time getting to know their closest friend and teaching them about editing photos—and even how you work this bloody thing called second life. I wouldn’t know how to edit my clothes without you–or how to dress at times. Thank you Matzu. Then, there are those whose life is defined by silliness and a willingness to say anything in hopes of a laugh. The ones who look up events and make you excited. Thank you Kira. Finally, it’s the role-players who lift the spirit of a person behind a screen struggling. I’ll leave that one nameless. I’m thankful for this person none the less. Thank you to the friends who have kept me company in the late hours/early morning by inviting me out to see them dj and host. I love supporting people who love music just as much as I do. I get to shake my booty with the likes of Stormy, Pixie, Lilly, River and Byte. Thank you Mattuh for your funny things that you send me. Thank you Pizzy for sending me a Christmas card on a tough day. You are all an important part of my second life.
I know that all of these people have real lives. They have their own unique struggles. Yet despite all of that, they make time for others in some way. Hopefully by my own screw ups, I learn to appreciate people more and make others feel listened to–and validated. Maybe just maybe, I will learn to whine less and be there for others more. Hopefully, I will learn to shut my mouth and just listen. I even bought a mask to help me with that problem! I’m not a perfect person. I’m flawed. I make mistakes, but I have a good heart–or at least I’d like to think so. We’re all bound to make an error in judgement, but like Benjamin Franklin said those mistakes don’t ruin us. They give us an opportunity to grow and to become better. I can only hope that I am there more for others because the world is bigger than Violet. I hear you. I see you. You are not alone. I’m sending every one of you a virtual hug. Be kind and good to yourselves in your waking hours, because I do care about you.
Finally, I get to talk a little bit about the above photo. I went to Uber two days ago with one of my closest friends. We found this top and mask from Vinyl. I just had to buy it. The mask is called Neo Meddy Mask. The bra and turtleneck are called Scars. Both are available in multiple colors and designs. You will just have to check them out for yourselves!
See credits down below for styling.
Be kind to one another. Cheers.
Violet XOXO
Credits
Head–LeLutka –Simone Bento by Thora Charron
Body–Maitreya –Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Hair–Doe –Sugar by Helyanwe Vindaloo
Ears–Mandala –Simple Ears by 菊之介王子 (kikunosuke.eel)
Jeans–Foxes –Skinny Jeans by Tyr Sinister (tyr.rozenblum)
Eyes–IKON–Charm Eyes by Ikon Innovia
Mask–Vinyl –Neo Meddy Mask by lιттle тoaѕт (sukoshitosuto)
Bra–Vinyl –Scars Bra by lιттle тoaѕт (sukoshitosuto)
Turtleneck–Vinyl –Scars Turtleneck by lιттle тoaѕт (sukoshitosuto)
Hands–Vista –Prohand Bento by VistaMesh