Back from.. home (Farafina)

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In Bambara language, we say Farafina to call our homeland. Some translate this with “Africa”, but actually it should mean something like “land of the black people (or black skinned)”. Farafina is home for many of us. It’s a place where to come back to find the loved ones or to escape for a while when coming back from an emigration’s country.

For me it’s the reason why my blog was abandoned for 2 months (!!). I went back to Africa and back here again. Many problems there, many different kind of issues, and SL seemed too far from me over there. But now I’m back and the friends met in the virtual world are already remembering me that friendship, even through different media, is always a treasure to preserve. So thanks for have been waiting for me, I’m so blessed.

First thing I did while back to SL was to have a walk along the Zulu Hut sim, an African place in SL. Watching the big huge trees, the blue sky, and getting rid of my shoes while tasting the earth with my bare feet. Just like when I was a child in Farafina.

My outfit:

HAIR | NO.MATCH No.Now
DRESS | MIMIKRI JouJou Feather Trim Dress gold
NECKLACE | A&J CREATIONS Davinia Necklace Orange
EARRINGS | EARTHSTONES Simply Put – Tiger’s Eye
RINGS | KIBITZ Misti rings silver

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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Care of my body.. (and the mind follows)

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Care. Care of my own body. And the mind.. follows.

Wandering around SL I discovered this gym that I really like. No too many body builders around, many different exercises to do, machines to use, there was also a coach online (a woman, and this is nice). Even some yoga poses!  Despite of some people around, no harassment or embarassing proposals (especially by men). I also met someone with whom it was interesting to talk. Very good..
I sweated and I got out of breath, I challenged my limits, but it was a healthy afternoon and at the end I felt really good. I also had the chance to try my brand new leggings by FLG, which I’m really loving. See you at Alpha Gym I hope, guys, let me know when you there.. We’ll have some training together.

 

My outfit:

LEGGINS | FLG No Cabide – Felicia Leggings (HUD 60 models)

SHOES | FLG Sneakers (coming with the leggins)

TOP | ALB ZISSI tank top

NECKLACE | KOSH Multiplex necklace

BANGLES | BIRD NEXT DOOR (BND) Shop  Taped glove/men bangles

RINGS | KIBITZ – Misti rings silver

HAIR | EMO-tions  *AYSA* -BLACK/WHITE

and as usual:

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

Location:        Alpha Gym

My endless summer …

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I know that most of the SL blogposts at the moment have an autumn taste, based on orange, red and black hues.. and I know that in most part of the world is getting colder and summer is gone already, while Halloween is knocking at the door.
But we are in SL, and when I feel my first summer nostalgie I head to places like Las Arenas, and just lie down on the sand, playing with shells, sniffing the sea breeze and listening to the roaring sound of the waves, which are never tired to fondle the shore.
I can forget any problem, any R(eal) L(ife) tension there. I can stay there for hours.
My bikini still gives me a sense of freedom and lightness, bangles are clinking.
And when I spot the autumn rain gently tapping my RL window, I just return with my gaze to the monitor, inhaling the ocean scent, listening to the seagulls.
My endless summer is going on sweetly, in Second Life…

What I wear:

HAIR | .SHI Raven Hair [Set 1 . Unisex]
SWIMWEAR | BLUEBERRY – Dana Set – Cherry – Maitreya/Belleza/Slink
BANGLES | ~C2X~ Etched Bracelets V2 [MESH]
NECKLACE | EARTHSTONES Grateful Necklace – Terrapin Station
EARRINGS | EARTHSTONES Siobhan Earrings – Mother of Pearl

and as usual:

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

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