Monday, May 31, 2010

a thank you. and.... dio - dennis- art - gary - memorial day and putting things off.

i'm not quite sure what i want to say in this post but i have the desire so write. i hate doing stuff like this at times due to my sometimes superstitious nature of "omg if i do that does it mean i'm gonna die?"

a lot of deaths have happened this week and today we reflect on those who gave their lives so we can live better.

this year i've personally had a few people very close to me die. all of which were sudden. one from suicide who was a life long friend. one from a brain hemorrhage one due to undiagnosed stomach cancer. those were the most recent.

i was just in my back yard reading the memorial program from ronnie james dio's funeral a friend gave me who attended (gave me to read). i wasn't a fan and yet i sat captivated for the last 20 minutes reading what an impact he had on so many people who's letters to him were in the program. the one from lars ulrich of metalica made me cry. he said "i wanted to call you and sorta pussied out cuz i felt the last thing you needed was to think about returning a call from me. i wish now i had."

this was written by a person ronnie considered a friend and business associate. it made me cry, his whole letter was so vulnerable.

i thought of "unfinished business" i have with people in personal relationships and business matters too actually. the arrogance of man is we will always have "tomorrow". we won't and don't.

i tend to put off "hard things" especially if it's emotionally "uncomfortable".  for some reason reading ronnie's program, coupled with the deaths this week of so many notable people, mixed with this year's' personal deaths to memorial day i'm thinking a bit more about things "i don't want to think about."

i met dennis hopper once at a concert my then best friend was doing. he was funny, mysterious, handsome and captivating and very sweet. my friend and i lost touch over now what seems like a very trivial matter. i know she'll be at dennis' service. will i write her because i'm feeling moved now or will i think i "should" until god forbid i get a call one day to find she's passed? i don't know what i will do but now i'm thinking i could. will i or will i let that moment pass and will i choose to NOT do it and let myself be distracted by,  oh a bazillion or so things only to one day say... "oh i meant to."

of course i have many reasons i've NOT written her or called. we all have our reasons. are they worth it should we lose the opportunity to "make that call" forever?

i miss my friends who passed. my relatives. i have no regrets there. but i do have some "unfinished business" with some folks AND also just miss some people who "if" i were to lose them, i'd regret not letting them know how much they mean to me.

being involved a "tiny" bit in RFL and other things in SL where i've learned of people dying too brings the reality of "here today gone tomorrow" into a sobering perspective for me at this moment.

usually i let these moments slip away planning on thinking about them later. today i stopped, excused myself and am writing this "staying in this moment" rather than eating more shrimp and bruscetta (a little memorial day feast going on here atm).

now that i got that all out, i think i will continue and write my old friend that i love and miss terribly. then i may also write a few other people.

and in closing, thanks to all of you who make my secondlife memorable. everyone i meet impacts me in some way. i've far too many blessings to count them all in this post as far as people in SL. but truly, thank you. even those i've never met, i may have heard about you, what you do, how you impact others, how kind you are, helpful, challenging, artistic, and more. i'm smiling now thinking of just what a vast pool of amazing people are in community. and this weekend a few of us had some really fun times too at an impromptu 2 night "fashion on the farm" party. haha, what fun that was. more memories.

that makes closing this post a bit less heavy and so thank you all for that and now i'm gonna continue on and reach out to a few people and stay in this moment i can feel myself fighting to "put off".

all the best and god bless you all. much love and again thank you for touching my life.


Thursday, May 20, 2010

the little gLitter dress - new - 10 colors - yummy!

the little gLitter dress in 11 colors!

a wardrobe must have! my new glitter dress comes in a long sleeve and tank version and is on shirt, undershirt, underpants and pants layers and comes with a prim attachment. Worn with out the attachment it looks like a cute hotpants suit, worn with the attachment it's a sexy little mini dress that can be dressed up or down.

Debuting in Silver for the Icon Cover (photo shown) it now has 10 other yummy colors, some of which have an opalescent look. Champagne, Metal, Ocean, and more... yumminess!

worn with my fave boots of the moment from Tesla, you can see the colors here worn with my new signature "rocker chick belt" which also saw it's debut in this months ICON mag. (photo below)

(can u spot any of your sl friends in this shot? :) i can! hehe. i spy... lexi morgan, harper beresford, jaz zephyr, dazz anvil, SC tracy, bianca darling, sysy chapman, nexeus fatale, crap mariner, barnesworth!! yay, lol, my old friend wandering yaffle, and more... :) hehe...

i hope you enjoy these fun dresses, perfect for anytime of year!



poses: luth
skin: nevermore:
boots: tesla
hair: armidi
jewels: the rock ring and bangle by caLLie cLine

credit photo 2:
hair: 69
makeover™ makeup, belt, boots, cc slims, by caLLie cLine
pose: rouge
rosary & base skin: nevermore
cross: SC tracy

Friday, May 14, 2010

ICON MAGAZINE - worth the wait

over a year ago i was asked by ICON magazine to be on their cover. actually they weren't even a magazine yet and i was asked if i'd want to be the first person to appear on the cover. after some chats with them about what kind of magazine it would be, etc. i agreed. their concept changed during their planning and so i was going to be the second or 3rd cover...

then i got busy... they got busy...  and finally this may i have the honor of being in icon magazine. it's really timely and special to me for a few reasons and one reason i didn't know about until the magazine came out and i read the publishers note from Wil Dreadlow. I grew to really admire and respect Wil since the day we first spoke and even though our interactions were limited, i admired him as a person. we spoke about the cover and what ideas for it, and of course i couldn't think of "one" look i wanted so i said, "hey what about if we did 2 covers!" he agreed.

the process of choosing the "looks" for the cover was challenging for me as i like so many looks and have a hard time picking one thing in anything. (don't even ask about ordering at a restaurant with a large menu!)

in the end the creative process took over, (yay for that) and these are the 2 covers that came out of it. I had the honor of working with SC Tracy for the cover and inside spreads and I learned a lot, was challenged, and in the end, i'm pretty happy with the outcome. sure now i see things i wish i would have "fixed" on the retouching i did, but i think an artist always looks back on their work and sees things they missed.

oh... the special reason for this magazine? well one was a lot of different people i've met in SL from my closest friends and OLDEST to some new friends appear inside the magazine in a fun spread. another reason was being able to finally debut some things under the "nekoture" brand i've been working on for 3 years (as time permits) and also wearing new "makeover™" makeups i've been working on. then another surprise that made this a bit more poignant. i learned when reading wil's note he was retiring from ICON and SL to tend to RL things so i was the last person to appear on the cover with him as the owner. i will miss him and am thankful i had the honor of meeting him. he's a great man.

here is the link to the online version of the magazine and you can also pick up a copy inworld in my main store (top of my pics). there are some cool photos inside and a short article. i hope you enjoy it!



credits on cover 1:

skin: nevermore
makeover™ makeup overlay, "nekoture" ears, necklace and rainbowa in white, nose stud in 12 gemstones caLLie cLine
lashes: lynnix and kata0nik
hair: abyss

credits on cover 2:
skin & rosary nevermore
makeover™ makeup overlay, the little gLitter dress, caLidescope peridot eyes, caLLie cLine
immortal cross: SC Tracy
hair: 69

Thursday, May 6, 2010


HELLO ALL! this little dress comes in this long sleeve version and a tank version and it new and 50L only for the FIFTY LINDEN FRIDAY event this week! it's the new dress i wore on one of the covers of the new ICON MAGAZINE... more on that later but here's the photo for the dress!

available ONLY in my main store in caLLiefornia :)

while you're there check out this AMAZING NEW  TAIL i had the honor or collaborating with the lovely Obyri Nightfire of Psychotic Neko with! I have always wanted my own "tail" and even tho it took a long time to get a "pampered kitty" tail :) it was well worth the wait as PN has the most amazing scripted tails i've ever seen... i am beyond honored that Obyri did this special tail ;) and I think her tails are the BEST i've seen bar none!  but  more too on that in another post!!

but here's a photo!

here is your ride over!!!

more on the neko stuff and the icon shoot.



p.s. miss u all!