A minidress meant for night of parties, an ode to all SL women and how I got my Salsa beat.
Brave young warriors, female ways,
morning back out in the reign.
forcing the show of wings-n-capes.
To all our wonderful, strong, hard-working, creative, giving, loving and irreplaceable women in SL and everywhere
Happy International Women´s Day!
We always joke around in the family in regard to mine and my siblings apparent lack of what we call, that salsa brain chip. That ingrained ability to listen and dance to Salsa Music all day long which seems to permeate the DNA of most Latin-Americans, specially in tropical countries.
The first time I attempted to dance to it at a party in my early teens, I watched myself in horror as my feet seemed to go in the exact opposite direction of everyone else´s rhythmic combinations of back and side steps, shoulder shakes and sensual hip sways. Mine were more akin to a Latinamerican variation of an Irish jig gone painfully wrong.
I however, took comfort in the fact that most probably, nobody was really taking notice, until I came across the half smirks and contained laughter of my so called friends. A year later I had mastered the proper steps, but in my heart of hearts I felt that I was merely faking it. I lacked that Salsa music gene and this set me apart like a sore thumb.
Nonetheless, I recently ¨discovered¨ The Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra, and they have won me over with their mix of indie rock and salsa. I just couldn´t be happier to say that the way they play it seems to – at last – be putting some ¨Salsa¨ on my jigs.🍀
Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra Lonely Boy
(Black Keys Salsa Cover)
Asymmetrical back plunging minidress with one long sleeve. Available in twelve colours plus eight additional ones with the Fatpack.
Giz Seorn – Gwyneth Dress Fatpack Exclusive@Cosmopolitan Event. SG – Domus Ring. Garbaggio – Fishbone Sandals. ISON – spy neck. Pure Poison – Locked Hand Cuff. RAMA SALON – Hair.
How good it is to drink it all to set us free?
When midnight strikes this veil will lift,
but I will know before it´s dawn,
and watch the spider weave the plough.
Then I´ll surrender to my call,
the chant, the moon,
the God/dess´s yell.
The spear, the love…the draught.
Practical Magic – Midnight Margaritas
Giz Seorn – Ethan Boyfriend Shirt & Panties. Made for all Belleza, Maitreya and SLink bodies. With colour HUD in 15 shades. Right Ring by SG. Jewelry – Ison
I know, my clothing today has nothing to do with the title and ´m the first to admit it…
I know, my clothing today has nothing to do with the title and I´m the first to admit it. I actually tried – very hard – to ignore July 14th, 2017 to the best of my abilities.
I did not want to feel the void that the passing of the only French born relative I had in the Americas had recently left in me. We had always celebrated Bastille Day together. For most of the day, I succeeded at dismissing it. Until I couldn’t …
The celebration across the street is still in full swing, even as we speak. Living in a very particular part of town, it is happy and cheerful; peppered with the occasional shout … ¨Vive La France¨.
It does hurt. I no longer have her by my side singing ¨The Marsaillaise¨ today, but then again her values, her dignity and those of our beloved France continue to live on in my heart, in my mind and in my deepest HOPES. Spread them around:
Liberté. Égalité. Fraternité!
La Marseillaise – Live @ Concert de Paris du 14 juillet 2017
Revealing macramé mini-dress, with a crisscross neckline and strings venturing from front to back. Available in several colours and in mesh body sizes. With Omega Appliers. Worn with super heeled, platform, thigh high, lace-up sandals with Color Texture HUD.
Ghee – Macrame Mini-dress 6in1 in Graphite + Ultra Thigh Highs in Leather. @ The Darkness Event. Mandala – Earrings. Ison – Necklace and bracelet. Hair by Elikatira.
Caftan-like-dress, with a deep keyhole neckline. Slit up on both sides, way past the natural waist, in an optical, concentric subtle print. Available in several colours and mesh body sizes. A style reminiscent of Fausto Puglisi´s AW13.
Byrne – Vudu Yudu Dress in Black. Exclusive for the Darkness Event. Ryca – Earrings. Hair by Truth. House by Roost. Couch by Abiss.
The Darkness Event is on from July 5 through the 31st 2017.