Live Through This

“Everytime that I sell myself to you, I feel a little bit cheaper than I need to.”

“If you live through this with me I swear that, I will die for you. And if you, live through this with me I swear that I will die for you.”

I’ve been digging back into my 90′s musical roots this past week and ran across the song “Asking For It” off of Hole’s Live Through This album. I don’t know if you all know much about Courtney Love’s past, before she became front-woman of Hole, but she lived a very, very tumultuous life. She was poor, she was an outcast and she was love-starved to be sure.

At one point in her young adult life, she was even a stripper abroad, in Tokyo, I believe. Don’t quote me on that, but I know it was somewhere in Asia. From there, to tagging along on the heels of Liverpudlian musicians until she wore out her welcome, to the sad tragedy of her husband’s suicide. Courtney’s tale is sordid and sad.

Bent! Cirque Dreams / Live Through This

When Catherine Fairport of Bent! came out with the Cirque Dreams prop for the FAIR event, Courtney’s song and Catherine’s prop conspired and inspired the photograph above. When photographing this one, I wanted to try to do something a little more artistic than in my past photos to enhance the drama of the pose/prop itself. I don’t often ask you to click through the photo, but this one should really been viewed on a dark background.

xoxo

Shiloh <3

In This Photo

Pose: Cirque Dreams Pose/Prop by Bent! for FAIR

Skin: Leah Skin from EnvyMe exclusively for Fairy Closet

Outfit: Zita Leotard in Blue from Spankies

Hair: Editorial01 Hair from LeLutka

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Where Does Your Inspiration Come From?

Katya Valeska, an amazing blogger and person, blogged earlier about the pressure she puts on herself to blog, and how it can affect her inspiration. Let me tell you, she is not alone.

Writers, artists and creatives in general, wax poetic about one word – inspiration. It can be the wind beneath our wings, and the bane of our existence, depending upon how readily available, or how elusive it is.

As a former paid writer in RL, I can tell you the well of inspiration often runs dry and yet, you have to dig down deep, past the hardened crust, and into the muck to pull out something, ANYTHING to meet your deadline while keeping your reputation as a competent writer intact. You might think now that I am blogging for enjoyment, that the pressure would be alleviated and I’d have inspiration out the wazoo. It just isn’t so, inspiration’s a fickle little thing.

My newest ploy to defeat the reluctant muse, is to keep a dream journal. It’s just a simple notebook at my bedside. Each morning when I wake, eyes bleary and my gorgeous bed head sticking out in all directions, and I will write what ever details I can remember about the night’s dreams and nightmares. Whatever I can remember… it doesn’t have to be a novel. If I remember a color (I don’t care what science says, I dream in color… they’re ridiculous) or perhaps it’s the way I feel… what I call the residue of a dream… I’ll write that down too. Perhaps I’ll find some good imagery to produce a new photo, or the perfect sentence to start that short story I keep meaning to write. I haven’t yet, but I’ll keep on trying.

Our subconscious mind is far more creative than our waking selves. It’s bold, brave and uninhibited. Unlock it and discover what inspiration is hiding right there under your nose, or behind your eyelids.

Where Does Your Inspiration Come From?

What I’m Wearing

Skin: Leah Skin Pinkys Fair by EnvyMe exclusively for Fairy Closet

Hair: Taleen Mesh Hair (black coffee) by Wasabi Pills

Outfit: Nixie (platinum) by Severed Garden

Pose: Fairy Crossing by WetCat for Fairy Closet

Location: Enchanted Unicorn

Fly Me! Fly Me!

“Fly me!” I said. “Are you sure?” he said. “Yes, yes, doooo eeeet!” I cried with all of the impulsive nature of a child. All of my more endearing child-like tendancies got the best of me today, as Jake and I enjoyed the last few weekends of summer at the beach. “Fly me!” I said. So he did!

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Thank goodness he endures my many moods, and takes them all in stride. He also lets me play dress-up with him when I need a male model. He’s quite a catch don’t you think? So here’s a little “thank you” for being so wonderful. Thank you Jake, I <3 you!

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What I’m Wearing

Skin: Winter Fawn by Essences – for The Fairy Closet

Hair: Linette (Essence) Group Gift from Vanity Hair (only 299L to join and you get some amazing fatpacks!)

Dress: Sailor Dress (Pink) a new release from Anymore (comes in other colors as well!)

Necklace: Mermaid’s Heart from Maxi Gossamer

Glasses: Milano Cat’s Eye Classic 40′s Glasses from Maxi Gossamer

Shoes & Feet: Flat Bare Feet and Stephani Flip Flops from Gaeline Creations

Pose: Airplanes R’ Shooting Stars from LOVEmeBRUTAL 

What Jake is Wearing

Skin: Boris from Step inSide for XY Room

Hair: Jackson (Sable) from Exile

Jacket/Shirt: Denim Jacket (blue) from Kal Rau

Shorts: Cargo Pants (Brown) from INDI Designs

Belt: Fleur des lis leather belt from Grasp

Sandals: MensFas/Male Sandals (black) from SEY

I Do Believe in Fairies…

When I was a little girl, and still believed in “Once Upon a Time,” I would often find myself imagining that I was one of the beautiful and impish fairies that graced the pages of my fairy tales.

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The Fairy Closet has reconnected us to those childhood wishes and dreams and will be providing us with an assortment of Fairy related items from many of the finest creators in Second Life. Keep an eye on the Fairy Closet blog and find yourself transported into a world of whimsy from the 10th to the 30th of each month.

What I’m Wearing

Skin: Essences Winter Faun Skin – The Fairy Closet

Hair: Manon Hair in Amber from D!VA Hair – Collabor88

Outfit: Ribbons n Roses  - Simply Fae

Jewlery: Ambition Earrings and Necklace – Mood