How This is Gonna Go

“In the middle of the night, in my dreams
You should see the things we do, baby
In the middle of the night, in my dreams
I know I’m gonna be with you
So I take my time
Are you ready for it?”
~ Taylor Swift, Ready for It?

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I swear when I slipped into this bodysuit all I heard was T-Swift’s hit song blaring in the background. So I grabbed my mask & riding crop and into the warped dimension I went.Β  I was going to bring Dexter along, but … he wasn’t ready for it. Are you? πŸ˜‰

❀ Kilo

DEETS

Clothing & Accessories

  • ☘ Outfit:Β .Q. Beast Mode -FTPK- [Belleza, Hourglass, Maitreya, eBody, Katena]
  • ☘ Shoes:Β .Q. Beast Boots -FATPACK- [Freya,Hourglass,Maitreya,eBody]
  • ☘ Mask:Β .Q. Disturbia Mask [FATPACK]
  • Riding Crop: z Riding Crop (wear)Lclick to use (no longer available)

Body & Makeup

  • ☘ Hair: .ICONIC.AMERIE.FATPACK @ Salon 52
  • ☘ Nails:Β ::SG:: Gessy Bento Mesh Nails (former On9 item)
  • Body: –Belleza– Freya
  • All other body basics not listed can be found here.

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‘Sup Ma *head nod*

I have always loved how guys have this way of giving this super sexy but confident head nod where they look up at you for like a millisecond, eyes fixed on either your lips or eyes (or your boobs but they don’t make it obvious).

And then I envy it all in the same breath. Why? Because we as women can’t do that!!Β  We have to go through a whole rack of theatrics in order to maintain our femininity. Because if we do the head nod then we’re a little “too” cocky. Like who are we to give that head nod that makes women go weak in the knees…to our counterparts to make them have the same reaction or you know if they’re a dude…at the very least grab their junk and be like, “damn…that confidence and that look though. I feel like a snack and a half.Β  I wonder if she will paint me like one of her french folks…or at least grab my booty.” *inserts dramatic shrug and eyeroll*

Anyway…you ever notice with women, we have to strike that sexy pose to accompany our head nod or glance just to add that extra touch?Β  Well if you’re clumsy like me, looking sexy while posing is always ALWAYS going to be a challenge.Β  I’ll probably look more like an ostrich caught in between active utility/phone lines that are tangled into a Jacob’s ladder arrangement a la the string we usually play with in our fingers as children.

But thankfully, I’ve been working on my agility and ability to pose and keep my core solid by going to dance classes with Femmes & Lettos inworld.Β  Their classes (all of them) are to die for, the environment is positive and the energy is off the chain.Β  But what I really enjoy at present is their pole dancing class. I’ve now gone to two and contrary to the obvious use of a pole while dancing…it’s actually helped my core so I can do more editorial type posing like from magazines and modeling. So today, not only did I try to strike that sexy pose without need of chairs or support aside from my core. I also gave a lil head nod to the photog, giving her that “sup ma (looking at her like a snack gaze)” just to see if I could do it.

I think I succeeded. Indeed…made me think of that hook from that Cam’Ron song.Β  Here you have a listen. Laters!

❀ Kilo

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Clothing & Accessories

  • Top: Addams // Collete Loose Sweater // FATPACK
  • ☘ Skirt: [Cynful] Nienor’s Leather Skirt – Fatpack
  • ☘ Earrings: Avada~ Verity Earrings @ Designer Showcase
  • Nose Ring: (Yummy) Cleopatra Nose Ring – Silver
  • ☘ Necklace: Avada~ Xs and Os Necklace @ AnyBody event
  • Ring: (Yummy) Raining Diamonds – Maitreya (former C88 sale item)
  • ☘ Β Shoes: [Sheba] Aspen boots Tartan fatpack (former Fly Buy Friday sale item)

Body & Makeup

Decor & Other Information

  • Pose: N/A
  • Backdrop: FOXCITY. Photo Booth – The Catwalk (former Saturday Sales event item)
  • Facial Expression: LeLutka Axis Hud
  • Finger Positioning: FATE Hand Poser HUD
  • Additional Lighting: Lumipro

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Eyes On the Door…

“I wouldn’t if I were you
I know what she can do
She’s deadly man, she could really rip your world apart
Mind over matter
Ooh, the beauty is there but a beast is in the heart…”
-Hall & Oates, Maneater

Have I ever told you guys how much I love Hall & Oates? They are one of my all-time favorite groups.  I don’t know why but this song just kept playing through my head as I set up my shot. Could have been these eyes, yo.

I’m definitely thinking it’s the eyes.

❀ Kilo

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Clothing & Accessories

Body & Makeup

  • πŸ€ Hair: .ICONIC:ARAINA:GROUPGIFT:FATPACK:
  • 🌈 Eyes: .:Soul:. Eyes – Feral – DeFerals – DeVoide
    (available in the VIP chairs or for direct purchase)
  • 🌈 Eyeshadow: alaskametro❀ “Florence” eyeshadow – FATPACK (former Spoonful of Sugar event item)
  • πŸ€ Lipstick: *Booty’s Beauty* Catwa Makeup ~ Stygian @ TheEvent
    (currently 50% exclusive)
  • πŸ€ Nails: LIVIA::Black Matte Glitter Bento Nails [Ballerina]
  • All other body basics found here.

Background & Other Information

  • Backdrop: VALIANT – Backdrop Trilax (Free Gift)
  • Pose Prop: Clix – Female Greed Pack – Stair Case (former Saturday Sale item) (slightly modified using AnyPose)
  • Additional Lighting: Lumipro

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Phrases of Womanhood

Dedicated to Ntozake Shange

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Before I came to the grid, I had the opportunity to be the “Lady in Green” in a stage production of ‘For Colored Girls…’ put on by a group of my friends and I.Β  That book, choreopoem to be more accurate, was so revolutionary and life altering. It started to awaken part of me I didn’t even know lay dormant. In my journey of self-discovery, I had stumbled many times and tried to pick myself up.Β  In truth, I still struggle with many things I find wrong with myself. And I work on them slowly but surely as I am capable.Β  But every day I try to be a little bit more gentle with my psyche, my soul.Β  And handle myself with more tenderness than I used to.Β  I don’t always succeed, mind you. None of us really do.Β  But that struggle, that push…I feel like that the opening piece speaks to this in many ways in this magnificent piece of literature. This book it began to empower me in ways I didn’t know nor was I familiar with. It further helped me stay on the path to finding my voice.

Earlier this week, we lost the deliverer of this affirming message to women and it reminded me of the phases we go through as people, not just women.Β  But it also reminded me that I am very much a woman; a black woman who is learning to handle herself warmly…constantly working on not only writing the song of my life, but singing it every day to stay in the light.Β  So, I wanted to share this excerpt with you all because I love it so much.

β€œsomebody / anybody
sing a black girl’s song
bring her out
to know herself
to know you
but sing her rhythms
carin/ struggle/ hard times
sing her song of life
she’s been dead so long
closed in silence so long
she doesn’t know the sound
of her own voice
her infinite beauty
she’s half-notes scattered
without rhythm/ no tune
sing her sighs
sing the song of her possibilities
sing a righteous gospel
let her be born
let her be born
& handled warmly.”
― Ntozake Shange, an excerpt from “Dark Phrases” a poem from the book ‘for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf’
Rest in power, Queen Ntozake.

❀ Kilo

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Clothing & Accessories

  • Dress: .::Dead Dollz::. Faye Dress – Pearl (former Fifty Linden Friday item)
  • πŸ€ Shoes: ::SG:: Janice Shoes @ The Trunk Show

Body & Makeup

Decor & Other Information

  • Backdrop/Pose: {.:exposeur:.} Sartorialist Showcase
  • Additional Lighting: Lumipro

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Watching Over All…

Perched atop her throne, the Spirit Princess monitored the graves at beYou Cemetery.Β  She watches as the living bestow their offerings to the Lord of the Dead so as to avoid punishment and served as the guide to wayward spirits who had passed on during the previous year so as to help them cross the veil peaceably to their new home.

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Oh how the little children would run into the cemetery, dressed in costume to protect themselves from the wrath of those who were not ready to leave. Little did they know she was in the trees watching over all to keep them safe from harm and ensure none of her new family remained stuck in between the worlds.Β  A watcher she was; a purveyor of spirit and flesh.Β  She stayed and watched until all departed had crossed over, the veil was lifted and dawn finally arose.

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❀ Kilo

DEETS

Clothing & Accessories

Body & Makeup

  • πŸ€ Skin: .:Soul:. Gen2 F – Hailey – [SE WildBerry] (25% off for Soul VIP from 10/20 – 11/15)
  • Hair: CAMO – Perse Dreads – B&W @ Access
  • Eyes: CATWA Mesh Eyes Pack
  • Eye Color: PREMIUM – PERSEUS – WHITE
  • Face Veins: –bus– The Dark Touch (Veins) {Eyes & Tattoo}
  • πŸ€ Nails: LIVIA::Darkness Bento Nails + Appliers @ The Avenue/White Nights Event
  • πŸ€ Body Glitter: [Cynful] Stripper Body Dust
  • All other body basics found here.

Decor & Other Information

  • Shot on location at BeYou World
  • Pose: Random pose I made for the blog. Not available for sale.
  • Additional Lighting: Lumipro

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