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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Winter Memories

Neybah at Yasminia

While I was walking along the sweet sim of Yasminia, wrapped into my wool sweather in the late autumn breeze, watching some horses there, a sudden memory came back to visit me, a memory of Africa. Memories of the cold breeze’s feeling at dawn, when the nature wakes up, and the animals get ready for a new day. Memories of different chills, maybe different animals.
I can’t write poems. So I found this one, from Tirzah Gilmore, to give voice to my melancholy feeling. I’m grateful.

Dawn’s First Light

The sun rises over the African plain
And dawn’s first light softly wakes the sleeping birds
As it creeps to brighten the farthest domain.

Now the fleeing darkness whispers to the herds,
“Make use of the daylight until I return.”
Slowly, they shuffle to their feet at these words.

While the day moves on, the sun starts to burn
Making the grasses glow with its golden heat,
And the animals’ stomachs begin to yearn.

They all disperse, looking for something to eat,
Till sun and horizon will once again meet.

 

My winter outfit:

SWEATER and SCARF | !gO! Sweater Laura grey.blue (with scarf HUD)
SKIRT | JUST BECAUSE Lona Skirt Black
SHOES | HILLY HALAAN Zeta Thigh High Boots
HAIR |  SWEET FACES/SWEET HAIRS Kimberly DT 04 Black
RING | KATE Dragonfly Ring
RINGS | KIBITZ  Misti rings silver
EARRINGS | EARTHSTONES Siobhan 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

Escape into outer space (INSILICO)

Neybah at Insilico 1

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

DAY AFTER (don’t panic)

Neybah at Pino 1

Second Life has always been also a kind of escape for me. That’s why I don’t like to mix too much RL and SL, and bring Real Life into those quiet landscapes. But I’m one and whole, and sometimes what happens on earth simply can’t avoid to affect my SL.
That’s why yesterday I found myself on the seaside at Pino, all alone and pondering about what had just happened in the US, after the presidential election’s results were out and many people, including me, felt upset and worried.
The amazing landscape subsided me, and after a while I found a bit of peace, although I must say that the future appears to me difficult now, more than it was before, and not only for people living in the United States. I also realized that the photos I took are all near a staircase. I wonder if this has a symbolic value in some way for me, as always when I am afraid of the direction the world is taking.

An American friend sent me this, from the Cracked website. She is concerned but is finding a way to go further. This helped me. I hope it can help also those of you who are having the same feeling. Have a good day guys.

My outfit:

TANK | TM FABRIC FASHION – Mona Crop Top
PANTS | LiES Flower Jeans Black
SHOES | KC CATY Wedges [Slink High, Maitreya, Belleza, TMP]
NECKLACE & EARRINGS | KATE Leaf Set
RINGS | KIBITZ – Misti rings silver
BANGLES | MAXI GOSSAMER Octavia Star Pearl
HAIR | AIBEAT *Teddy* black

and:

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

HUMAN CONNECTION

Neybah and Samira

Connection is a word I love. I think it has to do with friendship, sometimes with love, many times with the feeling to acknowledge someone, or even to find him/her again, in another person. Maybe we had loose them for some reason, and then, they’re there again. Not necessarily the same people. But the same way of understanding things, to be curious about things, to laugh about what’s happening..
In Second Life I have many times this kind of sensation to find out again something I knew already. And when I find this in people, and more often in women I know, I feel a warm feeling, like it’s not only single people meeting (me and her) and relating, but the feeling of a kind of network, which extends along the time and that feeds on our experiences and our memories. It tells us that we are all connected.
Sometimes this insight comes in a special moment, a sweet one.
In this case, it came while I was dancing with a dear friend of mine, Samira, in the back hall of the Fogbound Blues venue, pretty busy with people all around.
But that moment’s connection, made of music, silence, and a deep gaze into the eyes, it was also made of memories, laughters, conversations, books, opinions exchanged with Samira, but also with other people I really care about in this parallel universe. And that maybe I do not see since a while.
This is the beauty of life. First, Second.. it doesn’t matter. At all.

(this post is also dedicated to Ana Gabriela)

If you can’t help but try to know what my outfit is here, le voilà:

HAIR | AIBEAT *Roots * black
TOP | ASTERIA “Stela” Top Brown Pattern [Maitreya-Slink-Hourglass]
SKIRT | FashionNatic Idira Skirt
BANGLESKIBITZ – Zaris bracelet copper

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

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