Even with Christmas not already done and dusted there’s a lot of thought going into what 2017 is going to have in store for us all. I would have been tempted to say at this point that it can’t be any worse than 2016 right but we have President Trump to look forward to in January so I guess it can be. By anyone’s standards 2016 has been a pig of a year. The Queen once described the year 1992 as an ‘Annus Horribilis’ latin for being a shitty year. For the royal family 1992 was an awful year but 2016 has been an ‘Annus Horribilis’ for almost everyone on the planet, not just for the inhabitants of ‘Buck House’.
The thing is we can pinpoint the moment 2016 started to descend into the hell pit. January 10th, the shocking announcement of the death of David Bowie was the day we all knew, whether you were a fan or not, that 2016 was a rough year. For me, the most disappointing things about 2016 was the chasm of difference in the quality of people we lost versus the people that gained power or prominence during the year. We lost Bowie, Prince and Muhammad Ali and what do we get in return? Donald Trump, Nigel Farage and the rise of the far right politics across Europe. If ever there was a year to scream like a child having a tantrum ‘IT’S NOT FAIR’ this was the year.
We will lose people in 2017, hopefully not so many but my real hope for 2017 is that somehow this tide of entitlement and blame that seems to have swamped so many across the world recedes.
About the Stuff:
This round of C88 is certainly for us glam lovers with lots of shine, glitter and sparkle which is perfect for this time of year. Exile has 2 new styles released and I’m wearing Class Act which is a lovely high updo with some loose strands. My dress and headpiece are both from Winter Solstic which opened a few days ago. The headpiece is from The Annex and comes in a range of colour options for the flowers and the dress is from glYph. The dress also comes with a sheer long jacket piece and a gold chain and is fitted for Maitreya Lara.
Head – Catwa – Destiny
Skin – League Maitreya applier and Ella Head applier
Eyes – IKON – Triumph Eyes
Eyelashes – Izzie’s – Catwa – Applier Natural Lashes
*Hair – Exile – Class Act **NEW** at C88
*Headpiece – The Annex – Pointsettia Crown **NEW** at Winter Solstice
*Dress – glYph – Aurora Dress **NEW** at Winter Solstice
*Necklace – Empyrean Forge – Harmony **NEW** at The Liaison Collaborative
*Pose – an lar poses – Yala Series **NEW** at Winter Solstice