Mood Indigo

Mood Indigo

You ain’t been blue; no, no, no.
You ain’t been blue,
Till you’ve had that mood indigo.
That feelin’ goes stealin’ down to my shoes
While I sit and sigh, “Go ‘long blues”
.

~ “Mood Indigo,” as sung by Nina Simone

Mood Indigo

There’s a reason I chose this particular version of “Mood Indigo.” While it talks about the blues, it’s really a peppy number as done by Nina Simone. It starts off in a Duke Ellington style (as well it should as he wrote it) that moves through at a energetic pace, which belies the lyrics. It suits our beauty as shown here.. she sparkles and is the epitome of brilliance but underneath she may be a “poor fool that’s bluer than blue can be.” While I realize this gown is not indigo, it certainly is blue. Her elegance is provided by saby Clary in this satiny sleek gown with silver lace highlights and sheer bodice panel and heels from nut Barak.

Mood Indigo

Her beautiful skin is another skin tone from Monicuzza Babenco’s newest releases, a shimmering makeup on a beautiful tan skin. I donned piercing light blue eyes from Ikon Innovia and earrings from Alienbear Gupte that are a couple years old but still amazing today.

Mood Indigo

I’m just a poor fool that’s bluer than blue can be
When I get that mood indigo

Hair: >TRUTH< Eden – pearl by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: *YS & YS* Linda – 14 Ice by Monicuzza Babenco for *YS & YS* *

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

Dress: Utopia KATHLEEN azure by saby Clary for Utopia

Earrings: Frideswide Earring (white) by Alienbear Gupte for Alienbear Gupte’s Designs

Shoes: #OC# Crush heels – Azure by Nut Barak for Orange Creations *

A Good Old-Fashioned Murder

I received a note the other day that Dick Wiesel had been murdered. Now, being this was SL, it was clearly virtual murder and being that the man behind the avatar left a long exposition in my blog, I was pretty certain he was still alive. However, for fun, let’s pretend he’s dead and Ryker, his partner, is on the path of vengeance. (Be careful folks. She shoots first and asks questions later.) Our girl here seems a likely suspect.

A Good Old-Fashioned Murder

First we have to ask about motive. Considering Dick is offering a whole slew of nice items during this promotion, including this dress, I think we can safely conclude motive. Our woman is wearing the final prize for the murder mystery, the belted miniskirt Nomi Jean Dress. Please note the fine original template work, the grungified jean texture and the stitching along the hem and wicked wrinkles. Best of all is the belt—well constructed and textured, the belt makes the dress. And the dress makes a girl desperate, and no man, not even Dick Wiesel can get in her way when she wants one like this.

Her jacket? No sign of struggle or gunpowder. Good thing too because sunami Beck has made a cute short leather jacket that can be worn again and again as a pop of color for any outfit. The 80s feel to this jacket (epitomized by the turquoise and those angular studs on the collar) make our killer either retro or horribly behind the times. Or perhaps she’s so chic she is deadly..?

A Good Old-Fashioned Murder

She’s a cool one, isn’t she? Not a drop of sweat on her brow after doing whatever she did to poor Dick. Her calm demeanor is provided by Kira Ahn from the Dressing Room Blue. With her glowing clear skin (unlike her  conscience), our potential killer could almost be accused of killing with her good looks. Add to the look her wild and wavy hair from Truth Hawks, and we are looking at a woman with danger on her mind.

A Good Old-Fashioned Murder

Finally, our sexy suspect is traipsing around in a pair of nut Barak’s new Crush pumps, and these are the key to the means of murder. Check out the details on these beauties–the platform sole, the sheen of the leather, the piping, and of course, the chains. What nut fails to tell in his informational notecards (about resizing, LOD factor, bleah bleah bleah) is that the stainless steel heel is hollow and can hide a very interesting treasure.. and weapon. Remove the heel and you can tuck in a syringe with enough sedative to fell an elephant—or Dick Wiesel ;)

A Good Old-Fashioned Murder

Dick and Ryker have set up a whole entertaining murder mystery (which has nothing to do with my silly story above), complete with HUD (programmed by Ryker—what can’t she do?) and little gifties along the way at Skull Creek. Bored some night? Check it out.

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

Skin: [dekade.] Skins_Dahlia_sunkissed_db_Hair_TDR#7 by Kira Ahn for [dekade.], available at the Dressing Room Blue

Jacket: Emery – Jacket Sheena #Tdrb by sunami Beck for Emery, available at the Dressing Room Blue

Dress: :. WoE .: JD-01 Nomi Jean Dress by Dick Wiesel for :. WoE .: *

Shoes: #OC# Crush – Azure – Box by nut Barak for Orange Creations *

Political Style

While the rest of you have your faces buried in Vogues and Ws, I like to keep watch on the fashion and political worlds all at once in the Huffington Post. Under their Style category, they include an unnamed series of articles where they cover first ladies, politicians and princesses showing their fashion ability for photo ops. Take for instance, what Princess Letizia of Asturias (uh in Spain, I guess) wore recently. Or Bettina Wulff’s style (the first lady of Germany).

Barista

Frankly, I think a first lady or princess could pull this look off. (Ya know, you don’t need a tiara.) AvaGardner Kungler gives us a top and skirt that would show well in photos–modern complex pattern on the top with a demure but not dowdy shape to the top, including a cleverly ruffled neckline and bow tied sleeves. The skirt is a simple system piece made prettier with a bowed waist.

Barista

I realize not all first ladies are so youthful looking, but I really think it’s the freckles making our politico seem so. The skin has lovely makeup, blue eyeshadow playing up the  gentle tone of the skin, the lips full and pretty but not overdone. I really admire how Rack Brautigan has managed to make a realistic looking lip without the heaviness of too much gloss.

Barista

A princess or a politician, she is always in style:

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

Skin: (IS) Irene 2.0 – Este – Cielo by Rack Brautigan for IMAGEN *

Top: (Kunglers) Hillany blouse – tropicalia by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers

Skirt: (Kunglers) Daisy – brown system skirt by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers

Shoes: #OC# Mercy – Sand by nut Barak for Orange Creations

Delhi Girl

A certain kind of chic girl can be found on the streets of New Delhi. Young, educated, chic, a bit materialistic, a little spoiled but definitely motivated and driven—she is the future.

Delhi Girl

This is our girl on her day off. With her cropped top from Daihn Gutter (which is omg- inexpensive), designer jean shorts, rolled up, from LeeZu Baxter, and her killer shoes from nut Barak, our girl rushes from one appointment to another—lunch, library, friends, shopping.

Delhi Girl

She still likes a little traditional touch, so she wears beads and bracelets with beautiful patterns, these made by Zaara Kohime. Her bag has her stuff—iPad, Vogue, water, sunscreen. (I have to pause to thank Erehwon Yoshikawa for the tip. She and I both have iPads in RL so she had to clue me in on this great gift for Coco group members.)

Her skin is the luscious new Ada by sanalyildiz Yalin. It’s great to see a dark skin so contemporarily made with a modern woman’s sensibilities, sexy highlighting, strong eyebrows and luscious lips. Her hair was styled by Truth Hawks, a new casually messy style just up in his store.

Delhi Girl

The shoes? She got these when she was in Europe, made by Nut Barak. They are perfect for a girl like her—beautifully made of the finest materials, high heeled to make her more statuesque, and perfect for showing off her fresh pedicure. Her father rolled his eyes when he saw the bills but he knows she has been studying hard.

Delhi Girl

I refuse to be a doormat to any man. I will never allow anyone to push me around. I am my own mistress. ~ Manisha Koirala (Nepalese-Indian Actress)

Hair: >TRUTH< Lourdes – crow by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH<

Skin: *Sawode* Ada Umber Skin Makeup 1 by sanalyildiz Yalin for SaWoDe

Top: :S: Readily Tank – Orange by Daihn Gutter for :S:ycophancy

Shorts: [LeeZu!] FEMME Desert Jeans /blue denim by LeeZu Baxter for LeeZu! *

Necklace: ZC : Karmuka necklace *colored gold* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara

Bangles: ZC : Indra painted stacked bangles *gold* R by Zaara Kohime for Zaara

Bag: *COCO*_Gift_ClearToteBag-Black by cocoro Lemon for COCO

Shoes:  #OC# Mercy – Bistre Brown by nut Barak for Orange Creations

Bohemian Rhapsody

I love the mix and match of SL. We are given several layers, flexis, various attachment points, sculpties, and even color-changing shoes!

Bohemian Rhapsody

The best part is that I can dress as I please every single day. Today I felt bohemian so I mixed and matched an outfit here using elements from fri.day as well as Sari’s. First we have the great short jacket from Darling Monday with its almost retro elements, nicely tailored with a ruffle around the neck (and fits great). Then we have Sari Telling’s funky and fun prints with their Indian influence. I love these pants (though the system piece is no mod—argh—can’t shorten them).

Bohemian Rhapsody

Women all over the grid were heard to squeal when Tricky Boucher announced he was releasing a new skin for women. I, of course, ran post haste to get a few. And was I happy I did. Following on the beauty of his Alyson skin, Elle has a more mature demeanor. No freckles now and a decidedly sophisticated and sexy face.

Bohemian Rhapsody

Finally smexy shoes from nut Barak. What bums me out is that I went to Orange Creations probably a day before these came out. But I won’t complain. The shoes are luscious with beautiful toes (it really is all about the toes) and fashionable styling. I love the zippers in back.

Bohemian Rhapsody

I will say I had a little trouble matching these in world (as usual). I used the setting they told me to use for Belleza’s Elle. I am wondering when skin makers will come out with shoes to match their skins. Would make sense, don’t you think?

Bohemian Rhapsody

Because I’m easy come, easy go
Little high, little low
Any way the wind blows
Doesn’t really matter to me, to me

~ Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen

Hair: fri. – Lola – Jealous Red by Parvarti Monday for fri.day

Skin: -Belleza- Elle Dark SK 6 HB by Tricky Boucher for Belleza

Jacket: fri. – Tourist.Jacket (Brown) by Darling Monday for fri.day

Top: *Sari’s* Faberge Dress (undershirt layer) for Sari’s

Pants: *Sari’s* Bird of Paradise Pants by Sari Telling for Sari’s

Earrings: [mixxES]Hoop and feather earrings04 by marron Vita for mixx Ethnic Style

Shoes: #OC# Melanie- Sand – Box by nut Barak for Orange Creations