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50 Shades of Sexy- Week 7 Agent Provocative

   My wonky interpretation of this week’s prompt was inspired by Maya Angelou’s, Phenomenal Woman. I am wearing taste’s Taboo Corset Dress in midnight and thoroughly enjoy how Lumi did the lacing on the back of this piece. It comes in 6 layers, with an open corset option, pasties (tattoo layer), and you can double it as a mini dress as well. 
   A Beretta in one hand, cold hard cash in the other and I feel phenomenal, powerful, and provocative.  

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.

I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size

But when I start to tell them,

They think I’m telling lies.

I say,

It’s in the reach of my arms

The span of my hips,

The stride of my step,

The curl of my lips.

I’m a woman

Phenomenally.

Phenomenal woman,

That’s me.

I walk into a room

Just as cool as you please,

And to a man,

The fellows stand or

Fall down on their knees.

Then they swarm around me,

A hive of honey bees.

I say,

It’s the fire in my eyes,

And the flash of my teeth,

The swing in my waist,

And the joy in my feet.

I’m a woman

Phenomenally.

Phenomenal woman,

That’s me.

Men themselves have wondered

What they see in me.

They try so much

But they can’t touch

My inner mystery.

When I try to show them

They say they still can’t see.

I say,

It’s in the arch of my back,

The sun of my smile,

The ride of my breasts,

The grace of my style.

I’m a woman

Phenomenally.

Phenomenal woman,

That’s me.

Now you understand

Just why my head’s not bowed.

I don’t shout or jump about

Or have to talk real loud.

When you see me passing

It ought to make you proud.

I say,

It’s in the click of my heels,

The bend of my hair,

the palm of my hand,

The need of my care,

‘Cause I’m a woman

Phenomenally.

Phenomenal woman,

That’s me.

  

~ Maya Angelou



Outfit:
Lingerie: taste Taboo Corset Dress in Midnight (includes pasties) by Luminescent Jewell
Money Garter: CoG Design Elegance Garter (sock layer) by mariesophie Vita
Ring: Mandala Motsumame Ring by kikunosuke eel
Necklace: Handverk  Silver Cylinder Necklace by Daphne Klossovsky
Beretta: Warhead Industries Beretta 92 by Gaffar Belar

50 Shades of Sexy at Unapologetic Second Life Fashion Blog 

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Hottie Cooterati’s Zodiac: Pisces

 

   Many an astrology guru are spot on when they describe the essence of a Piscean. Yes, we are sensitive, yes we are caring and yes we are creative (when it suits us). While I do not personally follow the whole of the study of astrology, there are some things kind of interesting about fishies. Here are few bullet points with uhm, some ad lib O.o
-You are a bit too painstaking for your own good. 
    And that’s a bad thing, because…?
-Compulsive Purist 
    Again, not a bad thing. Daniel Day Lewis ring a bell?
-You have an inner core of flexibility and determination which enables you to handle adversity in life with calm forbearance and are much more self-directed and tough than your fellow Pisceans.
   This is true, BEFORE it hits full moon. Then, its fair game, and out comes Ms Bipolar of the Year.
-By nature you are very shy and reserved.
   Laughable. I am as gregarious as a hippo in ballerina flats.
-Your conscience is huge, and you believe that any misconduct, real or unreal, must be dealt with. 
   True. Even to the bitter, scornful end. Its pathetic really but the voices tell me to do make it right or else.  What can you do?
-Your ethics are commendable, but taken to an extreme they can bring on neurosis and asceticism.
   I wish someone would have told me this back in September. Xanax be d******!
-Do not sacrifice yourself for the sake of others.
   !@#$!@#$ Now you tell me!
-Stress and anxiety often plague the Pisces-Virgo.
   Omg. I so hate you right now. 
-Because you are so sensitive, you too easily soak up the tensions and bad feelings of the people near you, especially those in your work situation. 
   Thus the hate continues.

-It is critical that you get plenty of relaxation because of your low tolerance for stress.
   Okay you’re not so bad after all. Keep talking guru.
-Time away for meditation and introspection is a wise move.
   So September WAS a wise move. Hot dog!!!
-You are always devoted and genuine, and your sense of duty is part of a need to feel desired.
   Feeling the love now guru.. keep it up.
-You are enormously hard on yourself.
  Someone give this guy an Emmy.
-You fall into depression when you discover that you cannot hold up the perfectionist standards you set for yourself. 
  So thats where the extra butt cheek came from. hmm.
-Pisceans are the dustbin of all the Zodiac
  You know what they say, one man’s trash is another Piscean’s treasure.

And the last bit of Guru knowledge for the Piscean:

-You generally know which romantic partner is best for you because of your good intuition.
   :) and all the Catfish victims said amen.

   I stress the word, ‘generally’. Because intuition is usually brought about by experience in my opinion, sans moon or stars. Right, so lets get on with the Hottie Cooterati’s Zodiac Event which luck would have it is in its Pisces round! I first read about this event through Shiloh’s blog and thought to check it out for myself. Designers were very generous with their pricing and there were a few pieces that resounded deeply within this Piscean soul.

Credits:

Outfit: Evie’s Closet Elodie Water Nymph Dress by Evangeline Miles (Available at Zodiac!)
Hair: [elikatira] Fresh in Essential White by Elika Tiramisu
Skin: Glam Affair‘s Amberly Artic Valentine 2 by Aida Ewing (Available at The Dressing Room)
Make Up: White Widow‘s Pisces Face Tattoo (Available at Zodiac)
Poses: Exposeur Poses & Animations‘ Underwater by RubyStarlight Writer (Available at Zodiac) + 10!!

   It’s a purple kind of week.. and time for reflection for fishies. The downside of this particular Zodiac, is that we tend to get ‘lost’ inside ourselves to the point of detriment. The upside of this Zodiac, however, is our support system, our yangs.. the other fishies. And I’ve met the best ones on the grid, and Second Life, you made that possible. *fist bump* 

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50 Shades of Sexy- Week 6 Intoxicate Me

   No animals real or virtual were harmed in any way shape or form during this virtual photo shoot. So this goes to show he’s truly not intoxicated, rather, just exhausted from being shoved around while I set the scene lol. Isn’t Thor precious? Napping all Cozey like. 
   However, taste’s Sensuous in peach is the main star today (so sorry Thor!). This is where I’m to write how the fabric feels against my smooth skin, the puckering texture of each silky garter, wrapped snugly around  my thighs and the luxurious lace embroidery cleverly cut to show a nicely perked nip.. right? No siree :) I chose the Peach simply because the mint colored bows gave a lovely contrast. 
Definitely take the limo to taste to see the other available colors, you’ll be pleasantly surprised. 

Credits:
Lingerie: taste‘s Sensuous in Peach by Luminescent Jewell
Hair: elikatira‘s Indulge in Brown by Elikapeka Tiramisu
Skin: Belleza‘s Wynter Skin by Tricky Boucher
Other Items from Top Image:
Furniture Set: Ruca Tease‘s Comfy Chair Set (Mesh!!!) by Bonadea Avedon
Rug: The Loft‘s Addison Rug by  Colleen Desmoulins
Home: Scarlet Creative‘s Ibiza by Charlotte Bartlett

Cheers all animal lovers and Hug a Pug for me today, will ya?

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50 Shades of Sexy Round Up!!

   Talk about out of breath and out of mind! You fashion bloggers out there have your work cut out for you, I admire your tenacity to stick to it! While I yet toss around the notion that this is anything but a fashion blog, I must conclude, that it is slowly morphing into a bit of everything I enjoy on Second Life, be it fashion, great content creation, events, causes, classes, horses and oh yes, the Second Life experience itself.
   I often tell my friends irl that immersing ‘socialization’ in a virtual environment can oft be a two edged sword. Tip to the extreme on either side and we can ‘rent’ our own well being into shreds. So kids, balance is the word of the day, eh? Now how about, lingerie? Better word me thinks!
   Tonight is the night ladies and gentlefolk, for the official 50 Shades of Sexy event at the Library. You can read more about it here to get the full picture and .. pictures! Thank you to Shiloh Selene and to the Library as well for putting this event together! Can’t wait to see who’s there, who’s wearing whom, and who’s wearing on whom neither :-)  After all, how can a sane man (or woman) not enjoy an event where Lingerie is the topic of the evening? 


Do click on the hyperlinks and grab the information!


Week 4- Pour Some Sugar On Me

If you look closely you’ll see a bit of PS magic from the original Def Leppard image. The pose isn’t great, but I have a subliminal message of my own :P
Credits
Lingerie: Carrie’s Lingerie Punky Red Denim by Carrie Bridger 
Hair: RAW House Sorcha in Dark Blonde by Jay Khaos
Skin: Belleza’s Ava SK6 by Tricky Boucher

Week 5- Bad Romance

   Week five’s prompt reminded me of my ventures into the BDSM community on the grid, not so long ago. Long story short and summed up into a nice, tidy sentence, however! “You can always ask for forgiveness later!”. All teasing aside, I have my experiences and misadventures from time to time on the grid, as much do we all, but ‘Bad Romances’, both RL and virtual, should teach us some basic lessons in life: 
1. Good lingerie you can keep forever 
2. Learn from our mistakes
3. Wash, rinse and repeat does not apply 
4. A quality riding crop cures all ills.
  Continuing to showcase Lumi’s taste lingerie is a genuine treat. This outfit is called Temptation and I remember when it first came out, she helped me personally with the prim piece for the skirt. (insert newb fashion blabbering here, so sorry :/) P
  Prim skirts and I have never gotten along and Lumi was very patient until we got it fit just right. Again, her textures are unique and even without the garter layer, I’ve worn this as a mini dress to many occasions (sans the horse whip). Do visit taste’s main location to take a peek at the rest of her creations!
    

Credits:
Lingerie~ taste’s Temptation in Emerald by Luminescent Jewell
Skin~Belleza’s Kate Frost | Hair~Clawtooth’s Jump Magic Silent Movie Star (Collabor88)
Prop~ MdC Riding Crop by Madame Couturier

Photo Promo and 50 Shades of Sexy created by Shiloh Selene.

First class limo service! See you at 8pm SLT Tonight!

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50 Shades of Sexy- Week 3 Sexual Healing

   And photo editing practice continues. You know, I feel like my images are beginning to look like ads rather than actual art :/ I just want to showcase the lingerie above anything else I guess. Have been trying to add quirky subliminal things to posh up the picture. I think the imaginary people in my head are ‘getting it’. But woe to you readers, this girl is still learning the mojo of SL Fashion blogging. 
   This third and probably my most favorite piece of Luminescent Jewell’s lingerie line, is called Seduction Fishnet Stocking in White. It is her most popular item and is available in red, pink and black. It also comes in several different layers including, gloves, socks, revealing and pants, thong and top. I appreciate the work she put into the seaming as well. Be sure to grab the limo to ‘taste’ the rest of her designs!
Lingerie: taste’s Seduction Fishnet Body Stocking in White by Luminescent Jewell
Hair: Exile’s Sway My Way by Kavar Cleanslate
Skin: Belleza’s Kate Frost by Tricky Boucher
redhandprint tattoo layer-gift

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50 Shades of Sexy Week 2 – Better Than Chocolate

   What’s better than chocolate? The Cupcake Plant! A gift that keeps on giving. This blogger challenge is just that, challenging. I’ve had to cull out the ole SL virtual barbie closet, and really look at what I have that doesn’t scream, IMPULSE purchase. Doesn’t this set remind you of raspberries? Chocolate with berries..heh, pretty ingenious chocolateers.  
   The next few posts I’ll be showcasing taste lingerie from Owner/Designer, Luminescent Jewell. I met Lumi while working at Club Velvet Manor and have always been a fan of her designs. The nice thing about her pieces is that she doesn’t overboard on the level of detail, and yet keeps the allure and interest there. You’ll see what I mean during the next few weeks lol. 
Happy Cross Your Heart Hope You get Lucky on Valentines- DAY!
Lingerie- taste’s Adore Series | Black White | by Luminescent Jewell
Hair- LeLutka’s Belle 
Skin- Belleza’s Ava (New!) in Sunkiss | by Tricky Boucher
Cupcake Flowers Gift from Ruca Tease by Bonadea Avedon
Necklace- MagicNook

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One Billion Rising in Second Life

   Thanks to the collective efforts of residents on Second Life, One Billion Rising will commence tomorrow, February 14th. Here is a brief description from the OBR blog:

“ONE BILLION RISING began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS. On February 14, 2013, men and women in Second Life will join activists, writers, thinkers, celebrities, and people across the world to Walk, Dance, and Rise as a show of unity, individual strength, and the need for change.”

   1 in 3 women is one too many don’t you think? The folks at OBR SL are not asking for donations out right. Just a time to come together, in mutual support and to raise awareness.
   Every one of us has a story to tell, scars to bare, and words of encouragement to share, why not take the time to put aside the cynicism for one day, and open your heart and mind…(you can keep the wallets and purses at home today kids if you like)



Take any of the Limos and bring a friend! Many thanks to Ms. Strawberry Singh for sharing this event through her website. Make it a habit to stop by there if you haven’t bookmarked her yet!


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50 Shades of… Catching Up!

   SL Blogger Challenges are something I’ve noticed the general community respond to positively as of late.  I just happened to come across “50 Shades of Sexy” on a Google search one day and scrolled a few lines when up popped the name of long time friend, Tigist Sapphire of Ticklemetummy. Gave her a quick ping in world to find out more about the challenge, which should be a treat for Lingerie Exhibitionists :P Scroll after the image to grab the link back to Shiloh Serene’s Official 50 Shades of Sexy Prompt List…
   I was a bit late getting started, so here is my ADHD entree of Week 1’s Word Prompt(s): Cotton Candy.
She’s a Messy Barbie | Left to Right: iPop Barbie Heart T-Shirt by Rinka Watanabe | Hair I: Maitreya Lara II Ash Blond, Hair II: LoQ Absolut for TDR Fusion 5 | Skin: Belleza’s Teal Flash Skin by Shyla Diggs | Lingerie: Glam Affair’s Intima by Aida Ewing | Thing in her mouth? a Chocolate Pocky Stick 
 

  Okay so maybe there’s not much to the image really :/ a Cotton T-shirt, and a candied mouth piece..Cotton Candy. No? Didn’t make the cut? Bummer.

   All tongue and cheek aside, Blogger Challenges in general provide a creative avenue for folks (like me) to focus on relevant content. After all, dolling up our virtual barbies is great fun! But more so when we can think out of the box eh?
  

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Midnight Collabor88 Rush and PSE Texture fun..

   The whole fashion blogging world is quite foreign to me, but oh so fun even for a newcomer. Collabor88’s February Round is underway and I happily joined the throngs for the Midnight Rush. It was well worth it to see Designers, Bloggers and Shopoholics alike make it through jello-esque lag to get first dibs on this month’s offerings…

 Chair on the Left: Trompe Loeil Ribbon Chair Dark Wood Red by Cory Edo- NEW! @ Collabor88! | Other Pieces: Ruca Tease Shabby Chic Privacy Screen by Bonadea Avedon | The Loft Dunham Objet Set Group Member Gifts
NEW! @ Collabor88! >> Hair:  Truth’s Hollana in dark brown by Truth Hawks | Jewelry: Yummy Capri Set Earrings by   Polyester Partridge; Khaleesi Temptation Necklaces by Maxi Gossamer | Outfit: Top/Bottom The Sea Hole’s Pan Bahatt in garam masala (mesh) by Drinkinstein Sorbet 
ALSO NEW! @ Collabor88! Hair: Clawtooth’s Jump Magic Black Beauty by Bubbles Clawtooth | Top: (fd) Long Loose T Grey and Red by Toast Bard | Other stuffs: Skin- Belleza’s Kate Frost SK | Mayfly Mesh Eyes Desert Twilight w1 by Arkesh Baral | Redgrave Natural Lashes 06 | Bottom: coldlogic capri lepore black | Sandals: Maitreya Gold * YaXkin Cocoa by Onyx LeShelle
Appearance Credits found here | Texture Layer: Coffee Shop’s Baking with Mom, Ethereal Set, avail free for download!

 

   Closing out this post, I leave you with an Obscene Not For Profit Time Out (or end rather).
   
   Climbing the SL Photography Curve has been a struggle for me if it were not for the SL Community at large, especially those who make Koinup.com their Social Photo Sharing home. Very supportive to new picture/edit taker-ers, and not to mention some of the greatest artistic talent I’ve seen on the grid. Do visit sometime, and be sure to drink in Second Life like you’ve never seen before!

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Gridlines, viewers, and Valentine’s…

   So I think the pictures will speak for themselves. After reading and watching several  other tutorials about a well known SL Photographer-plague-OMG headache-issue, I decided to opt  for this option. Granted its an old bug, I am still glad that this option, worked out for the epic conundrum. 

Skin: Belleza’s Betty | Hair: LoQ Absolut | Tank: =Razorblade= | Shorts: <kalrau> Sports Shorts Womens | Jewelry: [MANDALA] Motsumame Ring | Mesh Barefeet: Gos Boutique

Skin: Belleza’s Betty | Hair: Wasabi Pill Shiki | Eyes: Mayfly’s Mesh Dusky Cerise w2 | Top: coldlogic Lauren in Cotton | Skirt: coldlogic hall in Cotton | Nails: Candy Nails #P027 Clear French | Jewelry: BoHo Friendship Bracelets (free giveaways); Necklace: Magic Nook Vintage Watch TDR Fusion | Mesh Barefeet Gos Boutique
   None of the above images above were edited with the exception of cropping and additional text layers..(oh and all that pretty background stuff. You can see that with each increase in resolution, the accursed gridlines did not make their debut.
   I don’t want to take the time to go into the “why’s” and “how come it didn’t work for me’s”, but I will say that while TPV’s have a great deal more to offer than what LL provides, this tiling issue at least on my end is no longer a problem when I use the Beta Viewer. So THANK YOU, LL for getting this fixed, well done and thank you to the lovely Strawberry Singh for getting the word out! 
    This resident has come back to the Source.
   It’s a slow climb up the SL Photography curve but I’m up for the challenge! And for those of you lurking behind the screen, if you’re itching to try, remember, you are not alone :)
Skin: Belleza’s Betty, including red brow/hair base | Hair: Analog Dog Tangled in housewine | Eyes: Mayfly Mesh Eyes Monet Night w2 | Lashes: Redgrave’s Natural #6 | Dress: Kungler’s TDR Fusion #5 in Mesh | Jewelry: Mandala Motsumame Ring; Magic Nook Vintage Watch Necklace for TDR | Shoes: Mae Platforms Nude, Gos Boutique

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