Jars in the wind

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The sky was cloudy, and yet colourful. A weird silence around, broken only by some wind gusts, stroking the scanty grass and rocks.. I was alone, actually alone. I thought about how I was little in the immensity of the landscape. I looked at the huge jars, wondering if they ever talked to someone while resting in the desert. I listened. No voice, just the wind.

Pictures taken at Plain of Jars

Neybah at Jars 7

My outfit

HAIR | ANALOG DOG Nine Black
TOP | VALENTINA E. Dana Shorty Tank Maitreya Teal & Cocoa
SKIRT | !gO! Kitty skirt
SHOES | KC Caty Wedges
NECKLACE, EARRINGS AND RING | !IT! – Easy Peasy with HUD
RING | KATE Dragonfly ring
ARM CUFF | KATE Leaf (set)
BRACELET | CAPTIVATING! Katreena Collection in Blue

and as usual:

BODY | MAITREYA Lara v3.5
HEAD | ANGEL ROCK Viola MESH HEAD Dark Chocolate
SKIN | ANGEL ROCK Nubian Goddess NC M36 v8

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King of Everything

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Listening to:

I’m only flesh and blood
But I can be everything that you demand
I can be king of everything
Or just a tiny grain of sand..

*Amy Winehouse* (song written by Donny Hathaway)

Pictures taken at It all starts with a smile, Heavenly Groove

My outfit:

HAIR | ALLI&ALI Makena Hair Jet Black
SWEATER, SKIRT and SCARF | HILLY HAALAN Cassia Sweater w. Scarf Pattern Knits (16 Textures)
SHOES | R.ICIELLI – VIVIANA Boots
EARRINGS | EARTHSTONES Siobhan
RINGS | KIBITZ Misti rings silver
RING | KATE Dragonfly Ring

and as usual:

BODY | MAITREYA Lara v3.5
HEAD | ANGEL ROCK Viola MESH HEAD Dark Chocolate
SKIN | ANGEL ROCK Nubian Goddess NC M36 v8

Escape into outer space (INSILICO)

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I don’t know if it’s because of the previous shocking events, or maybe just because we all want sometimes some kind of breakaway. But this week I found myself wandering in biotech places, in control rooms, and landscapes both urban futuristic and sandy .. up to the surface of Mars. It was a friend of mine to let me know of the existence in Second Life of the regions of Insilico, a well known and huge area dedicated to the reconstruction of a “cyberpunk” reality and actually used for roleplaying, since many years. And that apparently would have to close down three days ago, on November 15th (after eight years!). For this with my friend I went to explore (he had visited there several times) and in some way to greet and say goodbye to this wonderful environment. In fact something has happened and Insilico is still online today, even though I could not say for how long. I really hope those sims  will be saved.. More info on the Insilico site here.

Neybah at Insilico 2

I know nothing about roleplaying (although a bit all SL is this, in some way). I’ve never been part of groups that do it systematically. But I loved the film Blade Runner and Ex Machina, and always feel a strong attraction to these future size not that far away, where basically you deepen and bring extreme stories that are already present in our daily reality. I also like the imagination with which they are played or imagined back in Second Life, and once again I remain fascinated by spaces and lights that builders have made to make us travel in another dimension like this.
I invite you to visit Insilico as soon as possible, and lose yourself in a future sometimes disturbing and sometimes poetic. And for my sport outfits with whom I find it so comfortable, as always the details below. I just wanna say here that I’m so happy with my Aibeat short hair, which I really love and that really I find it hard to change these days…

My outfit:

HAIRAIBEAT *Teddy* black

TANK and PANTS | VALENTINA E. Joey Tank & Leather Leggings Leaf
SHOES | NERDY GIRL Unisex Hi-Tops with Texture HUD
RING | KATE Dragonfly Ring
BANGLES | CAPTIVATING! Brown leather Bracelets
BANGLES | ~C2X~ Etched Bracelets V2
NECKLACE | KOSH– Multiplex necklace

and as usual:

BODY | MAITREYA Lara v3.5
HEAD | ANGEL ROCK Viola MESH HEAD Dark Chocolate
SKIN | ANGEL ROCK Nubian Goddess NC M36 v8

Talking to the birds (at The Trace)

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Wish you a very good new week, guys.
My blog post today is first of all to let you know that the Fashion Show where I modeled last friday night was a success, thanks to the commitment of many different people. I think also the amount of money raised is totally satisfying, and I think people had fun watching elegant models walking the catwalk, dance, and …strip, showing their breasts as a reminder to the fight against cancer. So thanks from my hearth to all those who organized and to the generous donors, of course.

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Second, related to that event, I’d like to show you the second outfit I used that night, and despite it’s long, it was not so impossible to dance on stage with it! Its an Asteria dress combined by me with two different color options, since the dress is available in many different shades. I love this dress, the bandana accessory, and the textures quality.
The pictures were taken by my friend Phuoc Hanh (thanks! Full photoshoot on his Flickr) on a wonderful sim I really love, The Trace, in its summer version. The Second Life claim of this lovely place on the SL Destination Guide says “come see serenity at it’s best”, and if you visit you really won’t be disappointed about that.
I spent also a lot of time talking to a nice bird, which is something I really recommend to anyone who wants to reconnect with his/her true nature. He told me interesting things about living into the wildlife.. but I’ll tell you more when I’ll meet you inworld 🙂 See you at the beach..

at Summer Trace

My (event) outfit:

HAIR | VANITY HAIR Amina HP-Black
DRESS | ASTERIA Stela outfit (mixed: purple pattern tank + lavender skirt) with Bandana
SHOES | MAITREYA Gold Shiki * Black
NECKLACE | MAXI GOSSAMER Shell – Teardrop (V1)
EARRINGS | MAXI GOSSAMER Octavia
BANGLES | *MM* Resin Bangles (bit old, can’t find any link, sorry)

1st of october, on the bridge at night

Hello… calm saturday here, good for some inventory cleaning (!) and a little walk around.. Some bloggers I follow gave the news about the Calas Galadhon’s NEVERLAND sim, opening.. today, first day of October! And specially designed for Halloween. I’m not a Halloween girl, actually, but the dreamy atmosphere, hiding something creepy probably and mysterious enough, together with some incredible light’s effects I loved, really caught my attention while seeing some early images taken by the bloggers (give a look at Kara’s blog, who I thank you, to get an idea, and to the new blogpost by Inara Pey).

Neybah at NEVERLAND

I went, but I won’t tell you here what I saw, I prefer that you discover it yourself.. I just can say that the place is amazing, and I give you here a couple of images, as I passed by up a really scary suspended bridge, holding the torch I picked up at the landing point.
I’m also wearing my new M*Motion Off Shoulder Sweater, and the super brand new Kathreena jewelry blue set from Captivating!, bought just before at Rock your Rack 2016, (50% of this purchase is due to the cancer’s fight organisations).
Outfit details down here as usual.
Happy Second Life’s October, guys, and good explorations..

Neybah at NEVERLAND 2

Outfit:

DRESSM*MOTION  C16-09 Off Shoulder Sweater+Skirt

SHOESVeNus  Ballet for SLINK/MAITREYA/BELLEZA/TMP

JEWELSCAPTIVATING!  Katreena Collection in Blue (necklace, earrings, bracelets)

HAIR.sWEET FACEs . . sWEET HAIRs.  Kimberly DT 04 Black

COLORS #2: brown on brown (part 2)

Some more image to share again about brown on brown skins, pale colors, and …yep, my style maybe. Yesterday I went to The Looking Glass sim, an island full of colors and some surprising corners, where I am going sometime to practice tai-chi..

Neybah with Artizana Kiasi Congo dress

@ Looking Glass

I was with a friend and we waited for the light to fall before attempting a quick photoshooting, on a little cozy beach. Part of the light was coming from some incredible fireflies flying there, not afraid of us at all.
Here’s the result, aside with an image of another outfit I like so much, quite simple but with a great tank (actually beige, not brown) and a skirt (Idira) I really can’t stop loving. Details below, as usual..
Wish you a good fall day, a calm mood and a relaxing visit inworld if you there.

First outfit:

DRESS | ARTIZANA Kiasi (Congo) dress

HAIR.SHI  Raven Hair [Set 1 . Unisex]

NECKLACE & EARRINGS | EARTHSTONES  Siobhan – Mother of Pearl

BANGLESBENS BEAUTY  Hoop Mesh Bracelets

RINGSKIBITZ – Misti rings silver

SHOES | KOKOIA Gea Jambalaya

Second outfit:

TANK | ALB Zissi tank top

SKIRT*Just BECAUSE*  Lona Skirt

HAIR | .SHI Bob Knot

NECKLACE & EARRINGS | EARTHSTONES Simply Put Jewelry Set – Tigers Eye

AfroPunk. Carnival of (black) consciousness

A post about a RL (Real Life) event? Wasn’t this blog supposed to be devoted entirely to Second Life and his virtual world? Yep. And it will. But this has to do with it. And everything is connected..
Second Life is about imagination, music, art, identity. All these ingredients were also in that wonderful event which took place last saturday September 24th in London. AfroPunk Festival London was an entire day/night full of people, fashion, art, music, food, related to Africa some way and to Black culture in general. When I saw the news on BBC, I was astonished seeing how much people (black or not) were partying together and showing their best side.. a kind of “Carnival of Consciousness“, as the claim of the next edition that will take place in Atlanta US, next october.
Yes, because AfroPunk festival was born in Brooklyn and has expanded to Europe, Paris and London, adding some other editions in the US.

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I never had the opportunity to attend such an AP event, but I’ll look forward to be in Paris next edition. Because just like our beloved Second Life, this is a Real Life opportunity to reflect about culture, exchange experiences, dance, talk, simply have fun partying.. Be human, eventually. Such an inspiration.
Give a look at the AfroPunk website, at their Instagram, Twitter and FB linked below, and at the BBC tv report linked up here. And if you want to feel a bit of Africa while reading and watching, here you can find a suggestion for something to listen to..

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Oh.. last thing.. If someone here in SL had the possibility to attend one of these events, please let me know your thoughts. Or if you know there is something similar in SL, I just saw there’s a Black Rock Rebels group linked to people involved in AP. Maybe I just don’t know.. See ya soon!

AfroPunk Website

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AfroPunk Instagram

AfroPunk Facebook

COLORS #1: brown on brown

It happens to me so many times inworld: people say that they love my skintone, and that it’s perfect for strong saturated colored dress.. It’s meant to be a compliment, and I usually smiles and thank people offering me their view about it. They probably right. But many times I find myself, while dressing, going in the exact opposite direction. It’s not only because I LOVE soft, light pastel colors. It’s also because that when I see something of the kind on black people (also RL), I find this really nice and charming.

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Brown on brown skin

And I got a special passion for brown. And since when I started to wear “brown on brown”, I never stopped. Brown it’s such a warm, special, magical color, don’t you think? It smells of autumn and winter, more than summer, ok.. but maybe this statement too it’s just a usual bias. And I love to break preconceived ideas, hehe. Brown for me means protection, warmness, caresses, but it’s also a deep earth color, which brings life and vitality..
What are you experiences with brown while dressing? let me know please.. Or with brown as a color for your creativity, no matter what! I’ll be glad to hear. Have a wonderful sunday! Continue reading

Autumn blue (without any blue)

Kind of blue day today.. so I found myself walking through the hills and cabins at The Shire, wistful melancholic place. Really happy of my very new outfit. Just trying to understand better my little sadness, breathing into the fresh autumn breeze..

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HAIR: .SHI Bob Knot [Mono]
EYEGLASSES:  EARTHSTONES eyeglasses – The Classic – Darks
NECKLACE/EARRINGS:  EARTHSTONES Simply Put – Tiger’s Eye
HANDS JEWELRY:  KIBITZ – Misti rings silver
DRESS:  FAFA Masozi Fleur
SHOES:  KC Aria heels

LOCATION: The Shire

Hair & personality.. just playing

I remember that when I was a little girl one of my favourite games, with my sister possibly, was to play trying to invent some crazy and fantasy haircut, adding whatever to our heads, such as grass, straw, hay, fabrics, even wood branches.. the goal was to change color but also shape, modifying this way our facial expressions, and laughing hard at the result ..
This is what I was thinking today, while trying the new hair I couldn’t help but buy yesterday at the Hairology event (till September 30th) , that is the wonderful Aysa, black/white version, by EMO-tions.
So I thought to renew the old game just taking some pics of me in a club, similar shots but changing hair all the time, using also some old favourites of mine, not so fresh but to which I’m fond.
My sister wasn’t there to laugh, and I used almost a unique pose to make the comparison. But it was once again very interesting to see how hair really can modify not only our look, but also our general mood, enhancing some aspect of our personality. Each time I wear a new haircut in Second Life, I discover something new about me, and this can be tricky.. 🙂
So not only a little gallery of my favourite haircuts at the moment, but also a journey towards the little girl in me, laughing and having fun. That’s why the last picture I added it’s something unusual, because (as in RL) I don’t play too much with hair dying. But here, with the new CHEVEUX M089 I bought yesterday too (I got broken as usual) turned here also to blonde red, I really had issues in realizing it was me. But I laughed again..
What are your thoughts about that? What are the kind of hair you prefer, to boost your personality?
Let me know down here what you like. See ya guys!    [click to enlarge pictures]

Hair photos taken @ AAI <))) An Alternative Indie Music Club
SLurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Clockwork/151/26/299

Jewels: Kibitz – Eliza jewelry set – steel
Hair (picture order):
– EMO-tions Aysa
– EMO-tions Aysa [back]
– !VA! Amina HP-Black
– CHEVEUX M089 black
– EMO-tions Carla
– ANALOG DOG – Ariel Black
– .SHI Raven
– .SHI Bob Knot
– KIMBERLY DT04
– ANALOG DOG – Lara Black
– AIBEAT *Roots* black
– VANITY Jioni Blacks
– CHEVEUX M089 blonde red version

Dress: Meli Imako Mesh Strap Tank and Pencil Skirt with Slit FITMESH – Slink – Maitreya – Belleza                                                                                                                         Shoes:  ::ROC:: Lace Up Heel