Love

Let us discuss “love.” I thought a lot about this. I consulted books, I read poetry, I considered philosophy and history and religion, and I thought about whom I love and who loves me.

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I came to this conclusion: love, for me or from me, makes me a better person. I realize the people who love me, elevate me and make me elevate myself. It’s in the giving and receiving of love—romantic, motherly, friendship, brotherly–that I work towards being my best self. The positive reinforcement of love, the support it provides, the safety net, the acceptance I receive—it all nourishes me. In return, I can give back the same because I receive it and I can nourish others.

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That being said, Valentine’s Day is really for amorous lovers, so I have a few things specifically for lovers here. First of all I show a bed from Froukje Hoorenbeek, who recently decided to spice up her offerings with a few love-making beds. I specifically say “love-making” as opposed to sex because it is evident from the features that Froukje includes, these beds are not for one-night stands. The beds include ample numbers of couple’s sex sets, all very nicely animated (from what I could tell with my one avatar) and all seemingly more geared towards a woman’s taste—lots of women’s pleasure as well as men’s in these poses, all I’m sayin’. The bed also includes lots and lots of cuddles and some solo poses, that you see above. Get one for your new home with your Valentine and make love all night long ;)

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Another amorous item for Valentine’s is lingerie and I show one of camilla Yosuke’s newest releases here. With its innocent lace and flower styling, this set would be perfectly innocent except she makes the material sheer, allowing a sexy peekaboo that would race any woman’s lover’s heart. Camilla is all about the details—the lace around the edges, the garter holding a stocking that is pulled up (not straight across), a seam up the back of the stocking. Tell me your Valentine wouldn’t love this!

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Finally, I wear Hart Larsson’s newest skin for this shoot, mostly because I didn’t get a chance to show off the beautifully drawn body and sensuous lips. I did not wear one of the eye shadows the sells with the skin this time. There was no need. Hart draws beautiful expressive eyes.

I shot this series of photos in a skybox made by Gin Galtier. Gin is an expert at making small, intimate spaces. This loft, with its high ceilings and ballet bars running down one wall, is a nod to the conversion of industrial spaces into work and living spaces for urban areas. What I don’t show (and should but there is only so much real estate on my blog here) is a beautifully made window looking out into an urban courtyard, giving the entire space the touch of authenticity it needs.

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“The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.” ~ Morrie Schwartz

Hair: >TRUTH< Francesca – auburn by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: [PXL] Linda G3 NAT RoseLips DEB by Hart Larsson for [PXL] *

Lingerie: Amy White and Purple Lingerie Outfit by INSOLENCE by camilla Yosuke for Insolence *

Bed: Dutchie adult bed green II by Froukje Hoorenbeek for Dutchie *

Skybox: elefantu – Converted Ballet Studio Skybox Apartment by Gin Galtier for elefantu *

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I am still rummaging through my closet for things to recommend as gifts for your beautiful lady on Valentine’s. We will get past this evening gown phase soon and get on to the better stuff soon… I promise. But we can’t neglect to understand that ladies want to feel beautiful and want to be wooed and courted for all their feminine graces.

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This beautiful gown from Mimi Jewell would likely set any heart pounding. Imagine opening the folder for this and putting it on… with its graceful neckline complimented by a high collar, its trained skirt, lace cap sleeves, floral motif, and most importantly, sexy wrinkles and highlights showing a woman’s most beautiful curves, this gown would thrill any recipient. It will thrill her partner too with its sexy open back, cut down to there.

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I compliment the gown with a perfect palette provided by Tricky Boucher. Tricky’s latest line—Alyson—shows how far Tricky has come as an artist. With its full sensuous lips (beautifully pink and perfectly glossy), subtlely shaded eyes and perfectly trimmed eyebrows plus the glowing décolletage, this skin is glorious.

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Beauty and grace:

Hair: PE Portia Kohl by Aemilia Case for Philotic Energy

Skin: -Belleza- Alyson SK 12 by Tricky Boucher for Belleza *

Dress: -AZUL- Linda –Amethyst by Mami Jewell for Azul

Earrings: Zivanit Earring RFL2009 special by Alienbear Gupte for Alienbear Design

Today’s recommendation: “A Love Story” by Thomas Dybdahl (“Doesn’t it feel good to know you’ve been loved?”)