And the Rockets’ Red Glare…

O! say can you see, by the dawn’s early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming…

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Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?

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And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there;

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O! say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

May God bless America.


  • hair – catherine in mahogany by zalea (*free, group/subscriber gift*)
  • skin – sanna, ebony by meghindo’s (*new, coming soon to main store*)
  • face -glamorous gloss lipstick, cherry 3 by livia
  • dress – jazzy independent by neve (*free, group gift)
  • shoes -karen, “J4th” version by n-core (*free, group gift*)
  • jewelry – freedom angel bracelet by chop zuey (*free, non-member gift*)
  • prop 1 –  flag (includes pose and prop) by magnifique poses (no longer available in-world)
  • prop 2 – sparklers! by ana_mations (no longer available in-world) / USA blocks and flag by magnifique poses (no longer available in-world)
  • prop 3 – boom boom baby by juxtapose (previous july 4 gift 2011)
  • mesh enhancements – relaxed mesh hands and physique mesh body by slink

Live and Let Die

But you couldn’t. You wouldn’t. Not after what we’ve just done.
– Rosie Carver

I certainly wouldn’t have killed you before.
– James Bond

From the 1973 James Bond film, “Live and Let Die.”

If you’re a James Bond fan, like I am, then this round of Collabor88 is right up your alley. With a focus on all things intrigue and mystery, the theme of “Espionage” took this month’s designers in many different directions.

Hucci helped inspire me to recreate the look of a famous, but not always remembered, Bond girl. In the 1973 Bond film, “Live and Let Die,” Rosie Carver was a fictional CIA (double) agent who also worked for Bond’s nemesis: Kanaga. Played by Gloria Hendry, Rosie Carver was Bond’s first on-screen, African-American love interest.

Rosie Carver / Live & Let Die

Interestingly, the character of Rosie Carver was initially written as a white woman. The main love interest of the film, Solitaire (played by Jane Seymour), was original written as a black women. I suppose, and this is just me guessing, the producers felt it was “safer” and more acceptable for the times to reverse the casting of those characters.

Notwithstanding the legendary exploits of Ian Fleming’s James Bond, the current round of Collabor88 can help you create your own exploits of mayhem and espionage.

Hucci has released this killer of a dress, Sydney. It is fitted mesh for Slink and Maitreya and comes in 15 colors. Demos are available. 88L each or 788L for the collection.

Add on Hucci’s Bristow Sandal to make the outfit complete! The sandal is made to fit Slink and Maitreya– high feet only. Demos are available and the shoe comes in 15 colors. 88L each or 788L for the fatpack.

Lady Killer

Tagging along with Hucci this month is Iconic. Nothing exudes mystery more than a hair style from Iconic. Check out the rigged, mesh hair, Kensiya. I am wearing colors from the Bombshells pack. Single color packs are 228L to 488L, with ombres and other special packs on the higher end. Want it all? Get the fatpack for 2188L.

Teleport to Collabor88.

additional credits

  • skin: pic #1- rosie/natural big cleavage, caramel / pic #2 – primeria/natural cleavage, sunkissed by meghindo’s
  • lips:  pic #2 – naomi lipstick, red and brown by meghindo’s
  • hair: pic #1 – jaxon, jet black by aibeat (hair base included) / pic #2 – kensiya (fit 2), bombshells by iconic *new, available at collabor88*
  • hairbase: next gen reup, light brown by iconic
  • props and poses: get your gun by juxtapose
  • mesh attachments: slink hourglass mesh body, slink elegant hands and slink high mesh feet

Show YOU Some Love

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s the perfect time for self love! Nothing naughty mind you, unless that’s your thing (wink). But as you run around the grid, planning the perfect date or buying the perfect gift for your loved one, be sure to treat yourself to something wonderful.

This new release from Iconic might be just what you need. Say hello to Kira!

Self-LoveKira will compliment perfectly your Valentine Day looks. She is sweet and soft, with just the right amount of elegance to make his (or her) heart melt. Kira comes in nine color packs and, of course, demos are available. Single colors are only 300L each, while the entire collection is 2,575L.

You can find Kira at the current round of Cosmopolitan. The last day to grab this style is Feb.13 (which is today!). So be sure to check out Cosmopolitan for all your last-minute, Valentine’s Day shopping — for you!



  • clothing – corazon lingerie, red by luxuria
  • poses and props – valentine’s secret 6 by nantra (left) and heart in hand 6 by juxtapose (right)
  • mesh attachments – slink elegant hands and slink hourglass mesh body


In The Bag: It Was All A Dream

It was all a dream
I used to read Word Up magazine
Salt’n’Pepa and Heavy D up in the limousine
Hangin’ pictures on my wall
Every Saturday Rap Attack, Mr. Magic, Marley Marl
~Notorious BIG, Juicy

CREDITS: Hair by Likeli | Skin by Mystic Canvass (fi*fridays) | Makeup by eyelure | Shirt and Jeans by Paperbag | Clutch and Shoes by  Amarelo Manga (blogger copy) | Flashcube by Juxtapose