The Wall

VM Mayokini

The message below,  in Alicia Keys´ short film, reads clear.

It´s a valid viewpoint and perspective irregardless of the place we inhabit in the world.

Gizza DahliaLet Me In – We are Here

Alicia Keys – Short Film

Style Info

Pic 1

An inverted triangle swimsuit maillot. Strapless and printed in fantastic animal prints. It is cinched on the upper hip with a leather belt. Available in six different shades as well as in a ´Shine´version with an all colors HUD.

Vero Modero – Mayokini in Brown. Luxe – bracelet.  Hair by Lelutka.  Mesh Body – Slink. Mesh Head – Catwa. Trompe L´oeil lounger.

Pic 2

A dress that enhances every cleavage no matter how big or small. With a keyhole neckline, sleeveless and halter tied. Asymmetrical and ending in a deep ¨V¨ on the lower front and back. Printed in a mandala design and available in several colors.

Gizza – Dahlia Dress in Lilac.  Baiastice – Bracelet. Hair by Entwined. Shoes by Azoury.  Mesh Body – Maitreya. Mesh Head – Catwa. Lounger – Trompe L´oeil.

 

 

The Lost Cobs

Alter Candy Blog

Two nights ago I dreamt about ¨Uncle Cob.¨ Well actually, he wasn´t really my uncle and that was not his real name. But he was an older, wiser, aging co-worker of Polish descent who took me under his loving wings and actually earned the tittle forever.

He was kind, joyful, bright, generous and witty, with just a light splash of harmless wickedness. You know, just enough to make you laugh, and all the while he was capable of handling just about any situation with elegant grace and a strong determination.

¨Uncle¨ Cob had been married and had grown up children he told me.  But in his forties, he had admitted to his wife something that back then – just past the middle of  the middle ages of the 20th century –  had been considered unacceptable.  Still he had the courage to accept himself as a gay man, and hold his head up high.

This courage gave him the strength required to face his family and conduct his life with the full integrity of mind, thought, heart and action in perfect alignment with his self from then on. This is, after all, the least that we deserve as human beings, and yet one of the biggest luxuries we can aspire to.

Once, while working in a strange country, we had a car accident. A truck collided straight into my side.  My head smashed the window to my left which then crumbled in shattered pieces and as I was violently swayed to the other side, my right my hip bumped very hard into his causing injuries that would still pain him months after the crash.

My eyes kept rolling back and my mind kept dozing off right after that. I was hardly able to think or speak clearly. He pleaded with me to remain conscious while he managed to call an ambulance in a language that he was not even  supposed to speak.  He was selfless, concentrating all the while just in keeping me present in the here and now. ¨… JUST DON´T LEAVE ME ¨ – he kept shouting at me –  ¨DON´T LEAVE ME¨… and I didn´t.

Throughout the years, we´d team in other countries and he was always the joy and highlight of whatever activity we happened to indulge in. In bars and clubs after having completed a task or a mission he was a complete riot.  You see,  if ¨uncle¨ Cob had a few too many,  he´d turn into a ferocious and unrelenting  heterosexual. He always made me laugh while chasing women around like a sailor who finally arrives at port!

Just about a year after he retired, he called me on the phone. He wanted to ¨see¨ me on Skype he said, but he warned me! His camera was not working so I would not be able to see HIM. Luckily for me I obliged, happily.

We talked and laughed and joked like we used to. I wish that I had been more insistent when he told me … ¨Me? I´m just fine.¨ Was he really? Unfortunately he was not.

¨Uncle¨ Cob passed away just two weeks after that call.  He had been fighting a terminal cancer for a while but he did not tell a soul.  In hindsight and knowing him, the call had been his way to say good bye; without dramas nor obvious pain; just as elegantly as he had lived.  He thought about not hurting my feelings even to his very end.

He lived in Florida, so when the news about the massacre in Orlando broke to me, I could not help but think that somewhere in there it could have been him or perhaps  someone who would some day be like him, even if all together different.

I would have been devastated and as an immediate reaction my heart went out in a shower of sympathy  and love to all of those who lost their brothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, mothers and friends right there. How many valuable, wonderful ¨uncles/aunts¨ did the world lose that night? This is part of everybody´s loss and certainly it will become part of this generation´s shame. How many ¨uncle Cobs¨ were gone, just like that?


Yes, I dreamt about my uncle Cob two nights ago, indeed.

He looked so young, healthy and beautiful that the only way in which I was able to recognize him was by his height and hair and voice.

I miss him.

I really, really do.

Dedicated to all the victims, family and friends of the Orlando Massacre.

To the people who knew them and the people who would.

Alter Halter BLog

Gary Jules – Mad World

Style Info

Pic 1

An urban or club scene complete outfit.  Silk, leathery skinny´s,  resting on the low waist. A faux croc, studded open jacket sitting on top a deep ¨V¨neck t-shirt.  It comes with a HUD to change the print and color of it.  Jewelry (bracelets, necklace, earrings) and shoes are included.

Alter – Candy Outfit + Shoes + Jewelry. Clothing compatible with Maitreya, Belleza, Slink and Fitted mesh. Hair by Wasabi Pills.  Head – Catwa.

Pic 2

A halter dress that comes with a complete color change HUD spanning the most formal to informal prints.  Versatile enough to have an option for aspiring or seasoned vamps. Each option is different!

Alter – Halter Dress with HUD. Baiastice – Vintage Arm Bracelet. KC – Flip Flops. Hair by Truth. Luxe – Rings.

Shooting Messengers

Ayana
Call Me Charlie The Spy

Our world is full of messages and clues and truths about everything.

We can only ignore the signs for so long before they bite us.

Calanthe
Calanthe

Style Info:

Pic 1

Worthy of Geena Davis in The Long Kiss Goodnight and versatile enough for us to wear it any which way we want depending on our mood.

Long sleeved, it has a petal like neckline that almost folds upon itself. The ultra suede like fabric is micro-perforated all around and cut out in little laser rectangles along the sides cage like. Wear it as a micro mini dress or as a top. Available in several racy colors.

RAPTURE™ – Ayana Dress in Mocha, (exclusive) for @The InstrumentsErratic – Thong. Bold & Beauty – Choker.  Label Motion – Guns & Pose. Yummy – Rings.  Mutresse – Boots. Mina Hair.

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Pic 2

A dress that´s perfect for al-fresco hosting when you are trying to keep your cover.  One shouldered and riveted in lace and fabric along its neckline and hem.  It seats about 4 inches up the knees.  Available in different colors and two different prints. The dress and fabric is like a breath of fresh spring air.

Gizza – Calanthe Floral Leo Aqua Dress..  Baiastice – Bracelet.  Finesmith – Vintage earrings.  Truth Hair. VITALIS ANIMATUM POSES – CUTE. Apple Fall – Table, and Chandelier .

Pic 3

Another take on the early spring print.  The top is V neck and  crossed whole it remains solid from the upper waist down.

The sleeves are a bit longer than 3/4 but not extremely long.  Available in several colors and 2 different prints.

Gizza – Flowered Dress V Neck Dress in Leo Cream.  Yummy – Necklace.  Hair by Lelutka.  VITALIS ANIMATUM POSES – Valentine´s

Flowered
Excuse me flower!