Something About You

Something About You

A sweet pop song from the 80s like Level 42’s “Something About You” reminds me of less troubled times (though we thought at the time that they were troubled). It deserves a sweet innocent little white outfit and an almost unreal, doll-like skin.

Something About You

This pretty Victorian undergarment-inspired look from Neferia Abel, part of her summer collection release, is a light and summery look for a sweet girl in SL. Neferia is incredibly skilled at combining evocative textures with perfectly employed prims to create a believable silhouette. Whites are hard to do but she pulls it off and makes it look light and breezy. A pretty necklace from Mouse Mimistrobell completes the look.

Something About You

LiLO Glom offers skins that are kind of… cartoony or sticky sweet. It’s a look many like to have so they can almost approach an anime style. The skin does not fit my shape very well but looked fantastic on a new shape from Freedom Parx, so I show it here. I don’t think it’s a bad combo, especially with one of Truth Hawks’ newest styles.

Something About You

“And it’s not so wrong; we’re only human after all…”

Hair: >TRUTH< Teshan  – honey by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: *JeSyLiLO*:::Lollipop:::*TanSkin*J12 by LiLO Glom for *JeSyLiLO* *

Shape: Freestyle Shapes – Cassie by Freedom Parx for Freestyle Shapes *

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Deep Hazel (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Outfit: -L`Abel-Country chic -Jessica white lace set by Neferia Abel for L`Abel *

Necklace: Dark Mouse Steeplechase Pearl Necklace – Gold by Mouse Mimistrobell for Dark Mouse *

Corsage: (CREAMSHOP) lily bangle (white) by SAZAE Yoshikawa for Creamshop (no LM available)

Shoes: p.c; overstated maryjane – oyster by Mare Lu for Paper Couture (no longer available)

Poetry

April is National Poetry Month in the US. Apropos of nothing, I wanted to share a poem from one of my favorite American poets, Billy Collins:

Sonnet

All we need is fourteen lines, well, thirteen now,
and after this one just a dozen
to launch a little ship on love’s storm-tossed seas,
then only ten more left like rows of beans.
How easily it goes unless you get Elizabethan
and insist the iambic bongos must be played
and rhymes positioned at the ends of lines,
one for every station of the cross.
But hang on here wile we make the turn
into the final six where all will be resolved,
where longing and heartache will find an end,
where Laura will tell Petrarch to put down his pen,
take off those crazy medieval tights,
blow out the lights, and come at last to bed.

~ from Sailing Around the Room: New and Selected Poems by Billy Collins

Poetry

I considered putting on crazy medieval tights but forewent that option to show this look that has nothing to do with the poem, a cute little pinky purple ensemble. My top is an inexpensive find from Miffyhoi Rosca, who offered this as part of an outfit at the TFG Discount Shop. I really dig the asymmetrical shape.

Poetry

The theme of this visual poem, however, is the shape and skin. I am wearing a shape from Freedom Parx, part of a new series she is selling that looks to break the old clichés of SL. She doesn’t aim for “beautiful” as much as interesting, though I find this shape pretty cute. I will remark that I did tweak the mouth corners a bit—Freedom shows the shape with a frowny face, which is something I really dislike. It’s great because the shapes are offered mod—that’s the only mod I wanted to make to this shape.

Lion Jonesford has recently come out with a new line of skins and they overlay this shape perfectly, especially in light of their Asian flavor. She offers them in a series of more pastel make-up tones for the most part, which I find lovely. The pinks and purples offset the pale complexion (which is a great color) perfectly. She also has a series of more radical make-ups (would you expect any less from Lion?).

Poetry

“The mind can be trained to relieve itself on paper.” ~  Billy Collins

Hair: >TRUTH< Emily – crow by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: AYUMI 18-LionSkins by Lion Jonesford for LionSkins

Shape: Freestyle Shapes – Jia Li by Freedom Parx for Freestyle Shapes *

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Eggplant Light (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Lashes: pearled eyelashes by Mirja Mills for Emo-tions

Top: =Zenith=Pink  Akali by Miffyhoi Rosca for =Zenith=, available at the TFG Discount Shop

Shorts: (Milk Motion) My leather shorts by Marie Lauridsen for Milk Motion

Socks: *KUROTSUBAKI* socks_romantic_purple by sato Yifu for KUROTSUBAKI

Boots: [LeeZu] BeachBum Boots /violet by LeeZu Baxter for [LeeZu] *