Saturday, May 28, 2011

Mariko Magic: Fire and Ice

Some say the world will end in fire

Some say in ice.

From what I tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if I had to perish twice,

I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.

Fire and Ice by Robert Frost

A dear friend gave me this attitude provoking leather outfit as a graduation present. I liked it so much that I wanted to feature it in my blog and so went looking for an edgy sim for photo backgrounds. I took a peek at a new dystopian post-apocalyptic role play sim called Thinis and was just totally floored by its stark visuals of a world cleansed by nuclear fire. The opening stanza of the poem Fire and Ice by Robert Frost immediately came to my mind. I thought that it might be very evocative to juxtaposition the alternative ends of the world suggested in the poem - fire and ice. I hope that you like the results.

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This outfit is called XTC Constrictor Leather Catsuit. Constrictor was designed by Xaviar Thunders, owner of XTC Leather - Xaviar Thunders Clothing where it sells for L$400. XTC Leather makes realistic leather clothing for men and women. Constrictor comes with leather pants, gloves, and two leather tops - zipped and a sexy unzipped. My hair is from CaTwA and is called Reem Flexy Hair Style. Reem was designed by Catwa Clip and sells for L$250 per color set.

XTC Leather


Fire was photographed at Thinis

Ice was photographed at Ethereal Nature Winter Market Place
Ethereal Nature Winter Market Place

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Graduation Day

Mariko Nightfire, Summa Cum Laude

Jaysun asked me how I felt now that I was finally graduating from college'Accomplished,' I said. Yes, I fulfilled the requirements for the degree and graduated with honors. But, I feel accomplished in having taken a major step in becoming the person that I want to be. My father frequently reminds me that all of us are works in progress and remain so throughout our lives.  Our values and character, talents and creativity, experiences and learning, and our ambitions and dreams are the artist tools with which we paint our self portraits upon a canvas of life's opportunities and choices. With a diploma in hand, I am preparing a fresh canvas for the next transition in my life, and I will apply my brushes with a now more critical eye. For that I thank my professors and classmates. And where will I look for inspiration that will  give depth and  meaning to my portrait? As always, in the love of  family. In the love of friends. And, most of all, in the love of God, who is the source of meaning for all of existence.

Graduation Party at Johnny's Pub

Enough prosaic displays of affected erudition. Graduation Day is Party Day. Dearest Leesa and Johnny threw a graduation party for me at Johnny's Pub. Many of my oldest and closest friends in Second Life came to celebrate with me. Most of them have known me since I was a freshman and that made the party so special. It was one of the happiest times that I have spend in Second Life. I'd like to thank Leesa Donner and Johnny Firehawk and all my friends who sent me such warm congratulations.

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Celebration at my Heritage Park home courtesy of my dear friend Jaysun Dagger

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Mariko Magic: Tra la it's May

Picnic Chic by Boudoir

Let's see ... May Day ... a spring festival celebrating renewal and fertility. That sounds about right. It is that time of year, afterall. And we want to be at our prettiest and be most attractive. Spring flirtations can become summer romances. Well, I just found the prettiest spring dress at Boudoir. It's called Picnic Chic.

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Picnic Chic is designed by Precious Restless, skin and fashion designer and co-owner of Boudoir. It sells for L$550. Picnic Chic is absolutely the cutest thing. It comes with a blouse, skirt, and hat. The whites and pastels of the dress are so refreshing. But, it's the hat that makes this outfit so irresistable.

The Royal Wedding has made hats the latest rage. This hat is a must have in Second Life. Have you ever seen a more gorgeous hat? Its abundance of spring flowers makes it a fabulous celebration of the season.

My hair is from ARGRACE and is called Wish. It was designed by rika Oyen. Wish comes in nine colors - black, dark brown, light brown, red, copper, amber, platinum, blonde and dark blonde. They sell for L$250 per color. All nine colors are available in a fat pack for L$1500.

My necklace, earrings, and ring are from a collection called Sakura created by Alienbear Gupte, jewellry designer and owner of Alienbear's Designs. They are a graduation gift to me from my dear friend Stevie.


ARGRACE Mainstore

Alienbear's Designs

The photos were taken at Opar, my personal estate. All visitors to Opar are my welcomed guests.


Previous Posts for Vita's Boudoir:

Creme Brulee (June 6, 2010)

Avatar Inspired Second Life Fashion at Boudoir (February 22, 2010

Tra la, it's May, the lusty month of May
That lovely month when everyone goes blissfully astray
Tra la, it's here, that shocking time of year
When tons of wicked little thoughts merrily appear.

From Camelot by Lerner and Loewe

Tra la la la la
Happy May Day Everyone