Falling into a Burrito

Falling into Bed

Hello Readers!

I have been a busy bee in and out of SL. Life is good, no complaints here, though I do miss blogging regularly. Today I had one of those blogging opportunities and had to capitalize on it. With all the activity in my lives right now, it is a challenge to get those quiet times where I can just be creative…those are times I need in order to style and blog with any decency at all. After a morning of some styling I scratched my creative itch. Sadly it wasn’t for anything I could share on my blog, as it was a casting styling, but trust me if I am not selected I will show everyone! At the tail end of the process I had one of my newest friends in SL come into my ims. I have to say that after 8 years in SL I am always pleased when I can make new friends. This particular friend is a pose maker. I had just bought ALL his poses before meeting him (thanks Miele Tarantal)  and once we had met we hit it off like we had been pals for years. I love when that happens. In our initial conversation, after I had fangirled all over his ims praising his poses and witty names of them (I love clever people), Chance Greatrix of DARE poses promised me his next pose sets on the house. I was thrilled, but I would never expect him to really do that. Not that he is dishonest in anyway, but I don’t mind paying for quality items in SL. I have had many fun conversations with Chance since that initial chat, so I thought there would be more fun banter when he came into my ims today…but instead there were gifts! Chance has two new pose sets out…Flowy and Face Hands. So here I am in Flowy 5, falling fashionably into bed! Thanks Chance! I hope your poses are already set up in your store because I am telling folks about them!

Here is an example of why Chance’s poses crack me up. I have seen A LOT of poses in my time, but never one called “Imma Burrito!” LOL!

Thanks for reading!
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More of Me

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Hello Readers!

There is so much amazing fashion to be had on the grid that it is rare when I just get to blog my thoughts. This is about to be one of those posts.

As I shop various events (And man are there more and more of them everyday that it is hard to keep up! My favorites bar will soon be MAXED…though now I wonder if it has a limit or if I can start a second row…lol) I am finding there are more and more things available for the various mesh bodies which I enjoy seeing. I have had a Physique for a long time and love it though I am sure I will likely be purchasing a Maitreya mesh body as the sliders provide different results.

The lack of good mesh clothing for the amazing mesh bodies that are available is the main reason why I have not worn my mesh body more often and I am sure I am not alone in that. Appliers are alright, but I prefer them for tattoos…like the one from White Widow I am wearing in the above photo. Clothing appliers on mesh bodies is just too ‘system layer’ for me. I love when designers offer a fitted mesh option of their clothing at the very least, if not items specifically rigged to fit the specific bodies. I always appreciate that effort and will certainly frequent that designer more in the future (like Blueberry for example).

So why am I hung up on this? Well as a model in SL we are held to a certain standard when it comes to our size, which is no different than a model in RL.  I got used to being long and skinny and all my model friends are long and skinny too so it wasn’t anything unusual or obvious, until I tried to sit in a chair or go shopping with the masses. I often won’t sit at all because I can’t stand my feet going into the ground or my body parts being contorted in strange ways. I know this is a matter of preference, so I am not complaining at all. My avi doesn’t need to sit anyway, she never gets tired. What was surprising to me is how much tall teasing goes on from other residents. I have been insulted more than once as I mind my own business teleporting store to store by other residents who are child sized or some other form, and it is just amazing to me that people would be so bothered by someone tall that they have to make a comment. This behavior from others doesn’t ruin my day, I just shake my head and ignore it, more interested in shopping than engaging with someone who would be so rude. Besides, I am proud to be a part of the organizations in my profile and I take that seriously, I do not want to be provoked into bad behavior.

All of that being said, I do enjoy being tall but I also enjoy being curvy. With the system body there is no room for many curves when your avi is that stretched out. That is where the mesh bodies are particularly helpful. They can give you curves that the SL body can’t. In order to achieve the curves in my photos here, I merely had to bring my sliders down in a few key areas and I was still able to retain some of the model height I enjoy. After so many years spent tall and skinny (though I did try to be as curvy as a small would allow me to be…I always tried to be the ‘thickest’ skinny girl on the runway), and more options for the mesh bodies, I am spending more time being curvy and loving it.

On top of all that, June 14th was National Puerto Rican Day celebrated with a massive parade in on 5th Avenue in New York City. I was so gripped with Puerto Rican pride I had my own celebration! I broke out my corny prim flag, got some cool salsa moves and made my first machinima! It is nothing fancy, but I was pleased with the result, and am encouraged to try my hand at more of it.

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In closing, VISIONAIRE Institute had its 3rd graduation this weekend and my congratulations go out to all of the graduates! At the party on the iMoogi sim where VISIONAIRE HQ is I learned of a fun concept called Made to Model, which is an SL Reality TV show much like America’s Next Top Model (which I watch religiously). At first I figured I couldn’t do it as I am not a new model and have accomplished much of what I had set out for myself to do as a virtual model. However, I was encouraged by others to try my hand at it and I am. I encourage others to sign on for it as it sounds like a fun experience for sure. I know there have been other shows like it in SL before (so I have been told), but I have never seen them nor have I ever been on one so being the curious silly person I am, I signed on asap!  Do have a look if you are interested, and maybe slip me a vote if you are so inclined? 😉

Thank you for reading my randomness,
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“Mira a mi cara Puertorriqueña
A mi pelo vivo
A mis manos morenas
Mira a mi corazón que se llena de orgullo
Y dime que no soy Boricua.”
Mariposa María Teresa Fernández 

Prayer in C

Hello Readers!

Here is the latest from my playlist…

Prayer in C

|the details|
hair > MOON{Hair}. 21 Hours
flowers > Calavera Hair and Choker by Faster Pussycat
make up > Los Muertos White Face Paint – White by Soul Distraction
jacket > Emery – Mesh Denim Jacket Hollywood Smoke
dress > *COCO* CamiDress(FloralBlack)B-lace
shoes > Eudora 3D Quatermain Boots (Male/Female) Red 2
pose > Christina 1 by KaTink
location > Winterfall

Thank you for reading,
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“Yeah, you never said a word
You didn’t send me no letter
Don’t think I could forgive you”
~ Prayer in C by Lilly Wood & The Prick ~

Happy New Year!

2015

Hello Readers!

I have been thinking for days on how I wanted to close out 2014 on my blog…from sappy to silly…and I decided in the end to keep it simple!

2014 was an awesome year for me, full of new experiences I have enjoyed immensely. I am so happy to have shared 2014 with my friends, ones I have had since before 2014, and ones I had the pleasure to make in 2014. I look forward to what 2015 has to bring.

With the end of one year it is normal, and perhaps traditional, to close doors on aspects of our lives…not for negative reasons, but because the time has come. When reflecting on my Second Life, what I have accomplished and where my passion lies, I have decided to close the doors on the competition portion of my virtual modeling career as well as being a regular contributing writer to Style Kingdom and Cultured the Magazine. I of course am not retiring from modeling or writing, but I am redirecting my focus in both areas. 2015 promises to be a very exciting year for me in terms of projects and I am very eager to get started.

Miss Virtual World 2015 was an amazing experience and was everything I needed and wanted it to be as I knew going into it, that it would be the last competition to me. And as I have said to many friends, what better competition to end on than MVW? I have been writing for SL magazines since 2012, starting with AVENUE who gave me my start in everything that had to do with the SL fashion scene. I have met some of the most wonderful people on the grid all because of one itch I just HAD to scratch. I would not be where I am now, nor met all of the incredible people I have met, had it not been for that very fortuitous beginning. It has been an absolute pleasure to write for Style Kingdom and Cultured the Magazine and I will remain involved with both organizations.

As an aside, I will share my handy WordPress Year End Blog report. This year was a big one for me in terms of blogging and I am pleased with my growth. I would not have had any blogging successes and growth without YOU, those who take the time to read and comment on my blog and I thank you for that. I wish you all a very prosperous 2015!

Heartfelt thanks,
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“You get what you give. What you put into things is what you get out of them.”
― Jennifer Lopez

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Introspection

Hello Readers,

Just a quick post to share this lovely outfit from Artizana and my thoughts. As you may know I am a Miss in Miss Virtual World. This coming Sunday is the final challenge and a winner will be named. I will be cliche and say we are all winners, because it is true, but you will see in a future post why this competition/contest/pageant has meant to much to me and caused so much introspection. Consider this post a teaser.

When I put on the newest creation from Daine Fraina of Artizana, an image came to mind that I just had to shoot. I had recently acquired the latest windswept hair from Argrace and had always wanted to toy with the “closed eyes” from Boudoir. I am generally not a fan of an open mouth or parted lips on my avatar, but it seemed very fitting for what I had in mind. The Elysion sim is lovely and I knew I would find just the cliff to stand on, to capture the quiet moment I had envisioned in my mind.

I am a role player at heart. I learned how in SL (among many other things…don’t get me started on how amazing I think SL is) and still role play to this day (on other avatars).  So I imagine Prisilla was taking a moment for herself, stealing a moment of solitude to reflect on the blessings in her life and the fact that something she had worked so hard to achieve was about to reach its conclusion.

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|the details|
outfit > Vikasati (with color change HUD) by Artizana (available now @ The Designer’s Showcase)
hair > *ARGRACE* UREI – Amber
eyes > Closed Eyes by Boudoir
lipstick > Deesses Skins: Amanda lipstick – Bable Brown
septum ring > Amala –  The Sadie Septum Ring – Gold
pose > Posesion – White 3
location > Elysion

Thank you for reading,
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“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Happy Thanksgiving

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Hello Readers!

I know not all of you are in the United States like I am, but today is Thanksgiving and I wanted to wish all my American counterparts a very Happy Thanksgiving and let all of my readers know that I am thankful for each and every one of you!

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“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” [Thanksgiving Day Proclamation, 1963]
— John F. Kennedy