A Conspiracy of Love

17 08 2012

A Conspiracy of Love

“In life, it is never the big battle, the big moment, the big speech, the big election. That does not change things. What changes things is every day, getting up and rendering small acts of service and love beyond that what’s expected of you or required of you.” ~ Cory Booker, Mayor of Newark

A Conspiracy of Love

Raven Pennyfeather once turned me onto a website called “Daily Good” where you can subscribe to a daily email that sends an inspirational quote or story, and amid all the bad news we seem to get, it’s much welcome. A recent email was about Cory Booker’s speech for the Stanford graduation, where he spoke of the “conspiracy of love” that brought him where he and all the graduates were—the love of his parents, his teachers, his community members, even the janitors at his school, Stanford.

When I hear a friend in SL tell me about his lost career due to a debilitating neurological disease or another tells me he lost a father and brother in a week recently or another says her last chemo round just ended, I realize they are pulled to SL because of this conspiracy of love. We all offer them love they may not get so easily just walking out the door by providing a community with a friend always accessible (even at 3 in the morning). It is that “conspiracy” that builds our world in SL.

A Conspiracy of Love

Heavy commentary for a fashion blog, I know, but I have been involved some heavy conversations lately and I realize our “play” is more than just play. It’s vital to many. And it’s this conspiracy that creates even the beautiful graphics we see and call fashion. This gorgeous look comes courtesy of NatalieWells and TeamRedgrave, Kavar Cleanslate and Tricky Boucher, Callie Cline and Kayleigh McMillan.

I want to accent the jewelry for two reasons. First, this set comes from a new program in SL called “MySecondBox – Women.” You join their group at the beginning of the month for 300L and six designers send out content by the 15th—full exclusive pieces made by top rate designers. This jewelry set—earrings and ring—come in two tones in the set and were made in collaboration between Callie and Kayleigh just for this program. So if you want the jewelry, you have to join before the 26th because by then, they will be gone.

Second reason I accent the jewelry is because today is Callie’s RL bday. Happy Birthday, Partner! (She is turning 28, for enquiring minds ;))

A Conspiracy of Love

‘Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.’ ~ Hamilton Wright Mabie

Hair: ::Exile::Into Dust:California by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile:: *

Skin: -Belleza- Betty Med 8 with -Belleza- Betty Med Blonde brows by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza-, available at the Vintage Fair  *

Eyes: IKON ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Sand (ML) by Ikon Innovia for IKON *

Dress: Deesses Fashion – Mesh Loose Cowl Dress Boho XS by NatalieWells for Deesses *

Jewelry: caLLie cLine – jewelry set – women’s box by Kayleigh McMillan and Callie Cline for Callie Cline, available only through the group MySecondBox – Women *

Nails: Leverocci – Round Nails_1FA_NudeManicure by Jin Elfan for Leverocci

Shoes: ! AUDREY2 / Fatpack – REDGRAVE (RGP0330003) by TeamRedgrave for Redgrave

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

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5 responses

18 08 2012
Willow Yorcliffe

Thank you, Harper, for this touching – and true – post. In my experience, SL does indeed meet many needs for connection, exploration, expression, and enjoyment; I hear that from many of the people I meet – and it is certainly so for me. I came here at the urging of some very wise family members following a hurtful time of sadness and loss. I initially thought they were all just a little crazy for suggesting it, but I have found so much here: art, music, poetry, creativity, friendship and the love of my life (who came from RL looking for me – and found me here, dancing in the sun). Our wedding (RL) is in September and we plan to continue our SL together as well.
SL is a beautiful place of magic and wonder, offering growth and encouragement at every turn – plus: a whole lot of FUN! I love fashion and own probably half of what you post (including those shoes you are wearing here). Thank you for doing your special part in making SL what it is: something wonderful for so many!

19 08 2012
Harper Beresford

I love hearing stories like that, especially as your friend was from RL and found you here. I found a RL friend in SL as well, and we have become great friends.

18 08 2012
zivaah

Reblogged this on Modelesque 2 life and commented:
I can start by saying not my favorite type of dress, but combined with your true logic of what brings people to second life and the stunning makeup, i had to reblog it. secondlife is a beautiful place if we let it be..loves the look and your post amazing and unique :)

19 08 2012
Harper Beresford

Thank you, Zivaah :)

20 08 2012
zivaah

yw

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