Let’s mix it up a little

Let’s mix it up a little

I was actually in my head, releasing this blog last night with the video.

Then I realised I forgot where I stored the photos I had taken!!

Seriously you couldn’t make it up. But I did.

I gave up searching and went to bed instead.

I couldn’t upload the video without the thumbnail nor release the blog. Seriously double doh me!

So hey why stress over it, what’s a day in the grand scheme of reality at the moment?

No matter when I release it doesn’t matter as long as you do get to see these amazing dances from Paragon Dance Animations. Andrea Jazz Funk.

I really couldn’t make up my mind how I wanted to film this.

I could have done the all sassy but sometimes I feel that is maybe too obvious.

There is a story here and I’m not really giving it away but it’s something about my mind and how I see a situation and how she (me feels) in the mind when you let things go.

And nope it’s nothing at all to do with SL.

Video:-

Dance Credits:-

Featuring the Andrea Jazz Funk dances from Paragon Dance Animations now at the Kustom9

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4 sexy jazz funk dances performance captured by Andrea Lin based on her 2010 MTV VMA after-party show dance choreography to Pussycat Dolls “Buttons”

Jazz Funk is a hot commercial style of dance – a hybrid style of hip hop and jazz dance with foundational movements from jazz.

Originally danced to “Buttons” by Pussycat Dolls. Tempo = 105.40 BPM

About Andrea Lin
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Andrea Lin is a multi-faceted performer and artist from Taiwan, who has blended dance traditions from every corner of the globe into her unique, cutting edge style. Trained in Ballet, modern, Latin, ballroom, Hip-Hop contemporary as well as Chinese folk dances at a young age, Andrea moved to New York City, and in 2004 created Dance a GoGo.

– Creator/Creative Director of Dance a Gogo
– Toured as a director with Le Grand Cirque.
– Appeared in music videos by Britney Spears & Madonna, Velvet Revolver, Jamie Foxx, L il Kim, Mariah Carey, P. Diddy & lenny Kravitz, Leela James, and LL Cool J
– choreographed for major touring shows involving every possible style from modern dance to acrobatics, and producing massive night club events ranging from runway modeling to fire dancing.

Clothes Credits:-

Rei Bra top and Rei denim shorts from Miwas at the EQUAL10 Event

Reina Jumpsuit from Scandalize

Gitte eyebrows from A R T E 

Dua hair from DOUX

Reflectice eyes  from Amara Beauty

Zafirah lipstick from A R T E

Glam on eyeshadow from A R T E

Catya bento head from CATWA

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Week saga

Week saga

Seems Boris wants us all to go back to work. No more working at home he wants to jog the economy back into full steam.

Jolly good. But I frankly don’t care what chuckles says.

I’m chilled, relaxed and have every intention of never listening to any other person again as though they know better.

Because frankly chuckles messed up quite a bit. Though I’m not going to ramble about that. Jonathon Pie always elocute’s his disdain quite superbly. I love a man who says it as it is.

So while your sitting there with nothing to do how about some Pie

Credits:-

Trystin outfit from Suga Baby at theDesigner Showcase

Scrappy Helmet from DRD

Reflectice eyes  from Amara Beauty

Dolce Vita II scooter from Kalopsia

Vel hair fromDoux

Gloss Lipstick from A R T E

Glam on eyeshadow from A R T E

Catya bento head from CATWA

Angel shape for the Catya head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Nora BOM skin from  Amara Beauty

Shot on location at Motorheadz Cafe

Under the light

Under the light

I have forgotten those days of how it feels to dress up and feeling sassy. (In reality not pretend land.)

I mean seriously I cannot remember the last time I dressed up to the max, did the whole makeup and hair routine and sprayed myself with my fave perfume. Stepped out the door for a night on the tiles as the saying goes.

The scene here in this photo reminds me of standing outside after a few drinks, grabbing some fresh air and staring at the guy who came outside with his mates. Wishing he would talk to me as I try to appear chilled and more confident than I really am.

Back in the day huh.

Now roll on a few years later and COVID times, the thought is far from my mind.

The only clubbing experience I will have knowing it’s safe, is a virtual one.

The only guy I’ll stare at will be the hot dude I flicked past on Instagram and decided to stop on his page and look a while.

So yes this photo scene is conjuring thoughts in my head of a time that I don’t think I’ll ever experience again.

I’m wondering what will be the new scenario for the younger generation. Will they get to experience that feeling?

Will they get to have the experience or will it be mandatory masks coordinated with the outfit?

Who knows. It’s early days still, but a question I’m asking.

Credits:-

Talie Jumpsuit (various colours) from London Girl at the Designer Showcase

Duxbury back drop from Paleto at theEQUAL10 Event

Zoe hair from Doux

Reflectice eyes  from Amara Beauty

Zafirah Lipstick from A R T E

Glam on eyeshadow from A R T E

Catya bento head from CATWA

Angel shape for the Catya head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Nora BOM skin from  Amara Beauty

Rome wasn’t built in a day

Rome wasn’t built in a day

Listen here.

Rome wasn’t built in a day. So why do people expect change to happen over night?

Explain this to me and I’ll give you £100 for your answer.

Let’s face it, you aren’t going to get that £100. For I would need to have exacted my own change in order to have the spare £100 to give you.

Why? Because nothing worth it’s weight happens in an instant in time. For change to happen, you can wait another lifetime to see it’s results, and then some. That’s just life.

Now just get on with your day and think long and hard, why you read this and what you took away from it.

I’m off now to make a tea and take a selfie.

Credits:-

Look at me outfit from Liliana at the EQUAL10 Event

Halo hair from Knox

Reflectice eyes  from Amara Beauty

Gloss Lipstick from A R T E

Glam on eyeshadow from A R T E

Catya bento head from CATWA

Angel shape for the Catya head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Nora BOM skin from  Amara Beauty

Can you believe it!

Can you believe it!

Well nothing surprises me these days.

But today!

Today is my day off and the sun shines!!!!

I’m now sunburnt after sitting outside earlier today. To be fair, I never noticed the sun feeling that warm as I was covered by clouds. But my red face frankly says it all.

On another note. Who is on Tik Tok? Seriously I’ve suddenly gone made in it. Why on Earth didn’t I really get into it ages ago. Omg I have been laughing so much and become addicted!

So I’ve even started making some. RL, and some pixel ones.

I could be considered daft. But my god it’s cheered me up no end to just be silly and know that I’m not alone in the silly. Seriously if you want to find something to watch that’s frivolous. Watch Tik Tok videos.

On another note this gorgeous dress is at the Designer Showcase now till the 30th. It has a hud, so a great reason to go check it out.

Credits:-

Monrocie Dress (with hud) from Artizana at the Designer Showcase (few days left hurry)

Ballerina Bento nails from Livia at the Designer Showcase

Daytona hair from Analog Dog

Reflectice eyes  from Amara Beauty

Gloss Lipstick from A R T E

Glam on eyeshadow from A R T E

Catya bento head from CATWA

Angel shape for the Catya head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Nora BOM skin from  Amara Beauty

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Time to reflect and relax

Time to reflect and relax

I have a 4 day weekend which started the moment I logged off my pc yesterday after work at 4pm. Complete relief to shut that down and just find some time to indulge me.

The past few weeks have been a real onslaught and a bit of a struggle trying to work in an environment of constant distraction (other person here) and juggling now 6 people I’m trying to support with my union hat on.

It’s funny how COVID19 has either brought out the great leaders who rise to the occasion. Yet has also highlighted those people who because of distancing feel able to behave less scrupulously in managing situations.

Both in work places or just out in the community.

For example the spate of local thefts. I’m serious. People are home and I guess the idea of burgling homes whilst people are present must be some kind of thrill. My housemates bike was stolen, right under everyone’s noses in a gated private area, where it was chained with all the other bikes. Where all the ground floor neighbours could see. Opportunists or thrill seekers?

But for the next few days I have a don’t give a toss attitude and am going to do my best to disengage from the world of stupid and do my own thing.

I’ll ignore my emails because frankly those people can wait till Tuesday and I’ll eat, watch films, read, walk and do what I love best. Being creative. It’s raining here so I can’t throw in laze in the sun, because I cannot find it.

Credits:-

Kristin hud dress 1 from Sascha’s Designs at the Swank Event

Essence bento nails from Avila at the Designer Showcase

Fiore eyebrows from A R T E at the Vintage Fair

Cadaques_2 backdrop from IONIC at the EQUAL10 Event

Reflectice eyes  from Amara Beauty

Gloss Lipstick from A R T E

Charlotte hair from Analog Dog

Glam on eyeshadow from A R T E

Catya bento head from CATWA

Angel shape for the Catya head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Edie tone 5 skin from  Amara Beauty

Beach poses from Lyrium

In the kitchen hiding from Stupid!

In the kitchen hiding from Stupid!

Last night I was spending time with my flat mate for her 30th birthday.

She went into her 30th with a pandemic and a divided world. She at the age of 30 is asking me what is the point of living anymore.

I sit here and try and give my positive so much good etc etc etc.

Truth is, where the hell has it gone? Where are the things we are meant to look forward to?

I wrote a post on my rl and sl Facebook walls this morning. I don’t come to my Facebook to see such hatred and bullying . Name shaming etc etc. It’s divisive and is never going to solve the problems. In fact it’s fuel.

There will never be another Nelson Mandela or Martin Luther King again. Go back and read and educate yourselves because if you never learnt anything then, you won’t now.

I’m tired. People are tiring me. History doesn’t appear to have educated anybody at all. Not one bit. As I sit here from a mixed race background having lived in apartheid for part of my life. I sit here and frankly feel humans are the dumbest species on this planet.

The dumbest! It seems you can’t change stupid no matter what. Read and learn.

Remember in this life, United we stand, Divided we fall.

But for now I’m going to sit back and enjoy my view and pretend like my avatar, that stupid doesn’t exist.

Credits:-

Summer baby outfit from Entice for the Womans only hunt 9 – 30 June

Chiffon hair from Stealthic

Reflectice eyes  from Amara Beauty

Gloss Lipstick from A R T E

Glam on eyeshadow from A R T E

Catya bento head from CATWA

Angel shape for the Catya head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Nora BOM skin from  Amara Beauty

Are you

Are you

Earlier I had to relog into Second Life as I had forgot to pay my rent.

I couldn’t be bothered to get back out of bed and put pc on so decided to pick up the laptop and do it.

My god!!! I’d forgotten what it’s like to use a machine that doesn’t have a SSD.

Wading through treacle is the most apt description I can give.

Moral of story? Pay your rent.

Credits:-

Fellina top and skirt from from Juno at the Designer Showcase

Reflectice eyes  from Amara Beauty

Charlotte hair from Analog Dog

Gloss Lipstick from A R T E

Glam on eyeshadow from A R T E

Catya bento head from CATWA

Angel shape for the Catya head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Nora BOM skin from  Amara Beauty

Kizomba Sara López.

Kizomba Sara López.

One of the things about Paragon Dance Animations is what makes it so unique compared to any other business in Second Life. The involvement of real life social influencers bringing their movements into Second Life.

Sara López is world famous for her Kizomba dances. To get them into Second Life as dances by her is truly amazing.

To be able to then dance like her as an avatar, even more amazing.

Paragon Dance Animations is now at the EQUAL10 event and all details are in the credits.

Now just watch this….

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Dance Credits:-

Kizomba dance from Paragon Dance Animations now at the EQUAL10 Event

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Ladies’ style kizomba solo authentically created by Sara Lopez, the queen of kizomba herself, using her style and moves that propelled her to international fame on social media. Kizomba is one of the trendy dance genres of afro-latin dance originating from Angola.  It is a derivative of semba, with a mix of Kilapanda and Angolan Merengue alternating between 2 beat and 3 beat moves. The kizomba dancing style is also known to be very sensual with a lot of hip movements.
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About Sara Lopez
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Sara Lopez “The Queen of Kizomba” is a world renown dancer who has revolutionized modern Kizomba and became an social media influencer with over 247k youtube followers with her saucy hips. She maintains a busy schedule traveling world-wide giving workshops and performing in shows. Her popularity increased and her talent was very soon recognized and the videos were quickly disseminated through social networks giving her the international fame.
She starred in Daniel Santacruz “Lento” Kizomba Music Video that has over 113 million views. 
She started dancing at the age of five, studied ballet for 15 years and obtained the certificate of The Royal Ballet of London with the qualification of Honors.
During this period she supplemented her training with 9 years of Flamenco, 1 year of belly dancing, 4 years of Contemporary Dance and various Jazz and Funk courses with nationally recognized teachers. She belonged to the Ballet Joven África Guzmán for 4 years playing soloist roles.
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◘ Bento hands/fingers (detailed finger articulation)
◘ Motion-captured on an 8-camera Optitrack Prime 13 optical mocap system for the smoothest and natural flowing animations.
◘ Authentically danced/choreographed and mocap recorded by Sara Lopez
*Licensed by Sara Lopez*

 

Credits:-

Lois outfit from Masoom at the EQUAL10 Event

Downtown of Vancouver backdrop from Minimal at the EQUAL10 Event

Charlotte hair from Analog Dog

Reflectice eyes  from Amara Beauty

Gloss Lipstick from A R T E

Glam on eyeshadow from A R T E

Catya bento head from CATWA

Angel shape for the Catya head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Nora BOM skin from  Amara Beauty

 

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The moment I lay my head

The moment I lay my head

It’s Saturday night in the early hours if Sunday morning and I am just about to fall asleep.

I’ve not much to say because frankly I want to close my eyes and fall into a dream. In the meantime I’ll dance myself to sleep.

Goodnight and enjoy the video.

Video:-

Credits:-

Salma gown (with hud) from :::WILD::: at the Designer Showcase

Zinnia necklace from Moondance Boutique at the Designer Showcase

Reflectice eyes  from Amara Beauty

Gloss Lipstick from A R T E

Glam on eyeshadow from A R T E

Catya bento head from CATWA

Angel shape for the Catya head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

 

Featuring the Charlene Latin Burlesque dance from Paragon Dance Animations

◘ Bento hands/fingers (detailed finger articulation)
◘ Motion-captured on a 20-camera optical motion capture system for the smoothest and natural flowing animations.
◘ Post production by Mike Johnson of Guerillamation Films and Halon Entertainment. http://www.guerrillamationfilms.com/     https://www.halon.com

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