•{ Behind the mask . . .

I take my time / To set the stage / Make sure everything / Is all in place. / Even though I’ve got the lines rehearsed / A picture only paints a thousand words . . .

I sat in front of the mirror and expertly affixed the mask to my face. It fit perfectly. I knew it would. My eyes looked out from beneath the black leather, watching the movements of the girl in the mirror. As I finger-combed my hair to frame my face, I wasn’t too sure the mirror’s reflection belonged to me. She looked so different.

You may think / I’m just fine / How could anything / Ever be out of line?

They were waiting for me as I walked onto the set. The stylist came over and fussed lightly over my appearance giving it an extra tug here and there. Off to the side, my manager chattered excitedly to someone on the other end of her phone. The look on her face said she booked another photo shoot for me and was already calculating her fee.

As I reached my spot I saw the photographer appraising me while he tapped his camera against his chin. He was assessing my personality so he could capture it. This is it, I said to myself. Three, two, one, and right on cue came my coy trickle of mirth and eagerness of doing something exciting that had a way of lighting up a room. Yeah. That’s it. People like that.

Things aren’t always what they seem / You’re only seeing part of me / There’s more than you could ever know / Behind the scenes . . .

The photographer crouched near me as I laid with my back against the floor. “You’ve never been more lovely than you are right now.” He backed away and I drew in a slow breath as his camera clicked.

The producer of the photo shoot gave instruction and I followed without skipping a beat. Flick went a switch and I shut my eyes to the sudden bright light. I was reminded of child’s logic: if you can’t see them, they can’t see you. But they could see me, even with my eyes closed. It was okay because, in my imaginary world of animosity, I wasn’t me.

The girl in the mask, the girl on the floor, she was confident. She was alluring. She was sexy. She wasn’t me.

I’m incomplete and I’m undone / But I suppose like everyone / There’s so much more that’s going on / Behind the scenes . . .

Lyrics from: Behind The Scenes – Francesca Battistelli


Wearing:

Outfit: Mushilu – Elise (Dress black) @ The Fetish Fair { Until Aug. 25th }
Accessories:
Mushilu Elise necklace @ The Fetish Fair { Until Aug. 25th }
Addams // Sury Evil Bracelet // Maitreya – N*9

Pose: :LW: Poses – Beautiful Pain @ The XXX Event ( Exclusive ) Until Sept. 5th

•{ Finding the way back

Sometimes the hardest part isn’t leaving, it’s finding your way back home.

Things happen in life and you may suddenly find your reality  tumbling apart around you.  What do you do then?

After the dust settles it may take some time to assemble things back in a working order. It may take time to find your place in the reality that now exist.  Just keep looking. Eventually you’ll find your way.


Wearing:

Skin: ### [PUMEC] – RARE – May – CATWA HEAD HUD @ PocketGatcha {starting Aug 15th}
Accessories:
C L A Vv. Last Summer – Backpack Denim RARE @ PocketGatcha {starting Aug 15th}
C L A Vv. Last Summer – Black Tied Snapback @ PocketGatcha {starting Aug 15th}
C L A Vv. Last Summer – Noir Feather Headset @ PocketGatcha {starting Aug 15th}

Pose: :LW: Poses – Sexyback @ XXX { Starting Aug 15th @ 1pm slt}

Shot on location at: New Babbage

•{ Golden thoughts . . .

All dressed up and ready to go
but when she closed her eyes
She was already home

The hour was nigh
Time was due
But all she had were dreams of . . .


Wearing:
Dress: ::MirrorMirror:: Bag [Kiss From A Rose][CHG Excl.][Yellow] @ 4th Annual CHG
Jacket: !~SV~! Cropped Leather Jacket
Shoes: #13 Blueberry / Show Time / Maitreya – Po Shoes *Famous*
Mask: #26 Blueberry / Show Time / Maitreya – Mask *Queen* (old gatcha)

Pose: :LW: Poses – What you do @ Indie Teepee { Until Aug 6th}

•{ This door is not for you . . .

Don’t knock upon my door
You don’t know what you’re asking for
and I can’t tell you any more.

Take a step back
and think again
The key’s been taken,
you can’t get in.

Keep moving on
Knock somewhere else
What are you going to do?
This door is not for you . . .


Wearing:
Outfit: La Perla  – Two – For the Hot Summer Hunt {Ends July 19th}
Boots: Blueberry – Mykonos / Boots – Maitreya – Red RARE (old gatcha)
Hair: TRUTH HAIR – January (with added bangs)
Accessories: Meva Bento Hand Piercings Maitreya
Pose: BellePoses – Jana Bento Hands #6 @ Summerfest {Until July 20th}

 

•{ Don’t be still. . .

Journey’s start with moving forward, even if you don’t know where you’re going.

I like to plan. I’m a planner. I at least like to have an idea of what’s going on so that I can work out what I’m suppose to do. But I realize that if I’m always wanting to know what is going to happen, if I’m always trying to plan out my next move, if I’m always trying to control a situation, then I’ll never go anywhere.

“Playing safe is probably the most unsafe thing in the world. You cannot stand still. You must go forward.”

 Robert Collier quotes

Wearing:

Top: EXMACHINA SPORT TANK @ New at Mainstore
Skirt: Blueberry – Side Cut Skirts – Belted
Hair: Exile:: Be My Baby @ Collabor88 {Until July 6th}

Pose: :LW: Luanes World – Voice of the Sea @ The Liaison Collaborative { Until June 30th }

Shot on location at: -Baja Bay-