Sugar Buzz

Sugar Buzz

Oh, sweet thing,
You’re just like a Sugar Buzz
Doing to me just what sugar does.
The heart is full as it ever was,
I so high like I was on some devil’s drug
You lift me up straight to the top
Suspended bliss until I drop.

~ “Sugar Buzz” by K.D.Lang and the Siss Boom Bang

Sugar Buzz

Taking a break from story-telling to share a song I have been listening to over and over and a look, something so sweet it gives ME a sugar buzz. I start with a new vintage dress from Neferia Abel, the queen of fashion history in SL (well at least for the 20th century). This simple little pink frock is the basis of my sweet look, accompanied by platform shoes from Cerberus Noel (with a color change rose!) and pink gloves from Jill Lemon (who has, indeed, reopened though you won’t find these gloves at her new store).

Sugar Buzz

Ponytails from Truth Hawks give me a girl-like attitude and one of Gala Phoenix’s new lustrous summer skins provides a sweet and pretty complexion. Sachi Vixen has come out with a set of glittery, glitzy eyeshadows and I wear one here, which is the sugar on top of an already pretty sweet look.

Sugar Buzz

Can’t get enough,
Can’t get enough!
I can’t live without it.
Can’t get enough!
What this love does to me, sugar buzz?

Hair: >TRUTH< Cleo – seaspray by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: :GP: Petal [Light] Summer-Pebble 2 by Gala Phoenix for Curio *

Makeup: Adam n Eve Eye Tattoo Glitz d by Sachi Vixen for Adam n Eve *

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

Dress: ~Ivalde~Laiqa hotpink by Neferia Abel for Ivalde *

Earrings: *UnTone Quilt*Free gift drop Earring by Cocomitsu Mayo  for *UnTone Quilt* (no longer available)

Gloves: *+*JILL*+*ribbon gloves-Pink by Jill Lemon for *+*JILL*+*

Shoes: *GF* Platform Shoes “Rosette” -black- by Cerberus Noel for G Field

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)

Days Away

My computer decided to up and quit the other day with nary a goodbye to warn me—it just beeped and died. Rather than arguing with it, I took it immediately to Computer Gallery and let Phil mess with it—Phil, the miracle worker. He finished it at 5 pm this evening and called and said, “Get it or it’s here til Tuesday.” I was there in a flash.

I was in a funk the entire time. While I could deal with not having access for a few days (in part because I could still read my email from my iPad), it was slowing sinking in that all the data on my computer might be lost. I didn’t care about my photos from SL as much as I cared about photos of last Christmas. My knitting patterns could be replaced; the video of my kid’s sing-a-long couldn’t. When you’re severed from technology, you suddenly appreciate what matters in life.

Days Away

I had done these photos before the big crash (which is called The Crash of 2011, not to be confused with The Panic of 2010, wherein Phil did slay a virus). I was pretty psyched to show this little pantsuit from Neferia Abel, part of her new summer line. (And I was gonna be one of the first to show it… bah.) Neferia has always been known for her elegance, attention to detail and RL fashion history, and her exquisite textures. This is another I love the antiqued floral print and fluttery ruffled leg and bodice. It’s comfy, cute but also unusual—the print dresses this up quite a bit.

Days Away

I show it with one of AvaGardner Kungler’s new jewelry sets. Ava first explored the “earth” and has now moved on to the “ocean” in her inspiration. She calls her work “statement jewelry,” and that’s precisely what is. This is not work for a shrinking violet or a Barbie wannabe with its piles of baubles and links. My hair is a cute pigtail ‘do from Helyanwe Vindaloo—she has fantastic blondes and my skin is an interesting look from Irishka Hotshot, offered at the Fashion Garret.

Days Away

What was it? Dunno.. he reseated the heat sink and reinstalled the operating system, and I honestly think that was it. SL creates some heat in there ;)

Hair: .ploom. Eva – Dirty by Helyanwe Vindaloo for .ploom.

Skin: [IREN]-=Barbara=- for TFG by Irishka Hotshot for [IREN]

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

Outfit: L’Abel-Country chic –Summer brown pantsuit by Neferia Abel for L’Abel *

Jewelry: (Kunglers Extra) Perolas – cream necklace and earrings by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra *

Shoes: I ALEIDA I Busoga ballerina by Aleida Rhode for Aleida

Red Nails

Someone has been bothering me about my lack of red hair lately, so here it is. The whole blog is based on the color red, in fact, because I recently got my RL toe nails painted OPI Red, and I am delighted. (It’s the small things in life, it really is.)

Red Nails

I start with a dress from Neferia Abel’s new summer collection. Neferia is a veteran designer in SL—her textures are elaborate, artistic and fashionable. Her designs are well-informed both from RL fashion history and from practiced SL design. This dress is a festive party dress, sexy and pretty. The red accents work perfectly to give the black and silver print pop.

Red Nails

I wear a pretty red-bowed hair from Truth Hawks. (Here is the red hair, darn it!) And red lipsticked skin from Tuli.

Red Nails

Finally, the centerpiece of this whole article, these TOES. Nardya Rousselot has outdone herself with a new set of prim toe shoes that have gorgeous toes. I am fussy about my prim toes. Some are too thin, some are too piggy, some are just unrealistic. Nardya’s are pretty and well shaped with lovely nail colors. This pair of shoes comes from a collection that has the most amazing flowered and solid textures on a very sexy strappy silhouette. I may end up getting the whole fat pack AND the special extra toenail hud Nardya sells. I have found my new addiction.

Red Nails

“When in doubt, wear red.” ~ Bill Blass

Hair: >TRUTH< Nadia – cherry by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: []::Tuli::[] Jade (tone 3/bl) :: 06b by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *

Dress: -L`Abel- Mily silver dress by Neferia Abel for L’Abel *

Shoes: NX-Nardcotix MANA Breezie Spring Black&White by Nardya Rousselot for Nardcotix *

Gratitude

I read a great post by Raul Crimson the other day and had to comment on it myself. It really had to do about stepping back and taking a look at what SL offers us and finding the positive rather than the negative. At the beginning of the year, I had stated having empathy for others as one of my goals; I am still working on that. In the meantime I chose another focus: gratitude. We need to be grateful that SL is still here, that we can find some satisfaction in it, despite all the ravages of the times right now, which are pretty difficult to face in sum total. It’s a beautiful world.

Gratitude

I celebrate this beautiful world with a gorgeous new dress from Neferia Abel’s summer collection for L’Abel. Neferia is well known for her lush and gorgeous textures, this a floral theme on a beautiful flirty summer dress with a luscious satiny finish. The abundant summer rain has made me flowers so beautiful—this dress reinforces that beauty.

Gratitude

I am wearing a beautiful shape by Xme Xue that has an exquisite face and body shape, full, lush and ripe for a gorgeous summer like this. My necklace is an exquisite piece by AvaGardner Kungler made of gold and beautiful orchids, laying against my gorgeous soft skin from Tuli Asturias. Thank you, wonderful creators, for making me feel beautiful.

Gratitude

“People deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong…Why not try and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom?” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Hair: >TRUTH< Hannah – cherry by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: []::Tuli::[] Eva (tone 5/bl) 06a by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *

Shape: MAGGIE by Xme Xue for Ample Avi *

Dress: -L`Abel- Nin purple dress by Neferia Abel for L’Abel *

Necklace and earrings: (Kunglers Extra) Orquidea – alba by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers *

Shoes: Lola shoe – lavender by Fallingwater Cellardoor for Shiny Things *