Murakami

Murakami

Now tell me what you know
Is this a story or
An allegory for the racket knocking at my door?
What’s the difference if it’s real or a dream?
Imagination playing tricks on me

~ “Murakami” by Made in Heights

Murakami

I had just finished reading Haruki Murakami’s newest book, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, when this song came on KCRW and I thought, Really? I have to say that it is not his best though I did enjoy it greatly. There is something about Murakami that is very satisfying—perhaps his universalism (he’s well loved by people around the world), his minimalism (think Raymond Carver, who is a strong influence), or his benign sense of alienation (never has felt very “Japanese,” he says).

So the post is named after him and the song and a message to Mami Jewell, who keeps promising me she will read his books. I would want to know if she likes them, especially this one or Norwegian Wood (hint, Mami).  I chose this dress because it’s as simple and elegant and fluid as Murakami’s work. The entire dress is mesh, which is a change for Mami, who prefers to work with prims or prims and mesh. I loved how she translated the movement of sheer scarves into the mesh pieces that wrap around.

My pretty shoes and jewelry are both featured at La Metallique Fair. AvaGardner Kungler has made a beautiful collection of jewelry for the fair with geometric gems in elegant gold contemporary settings. My elegant high heels are Senzati0n Domenitzo’s metallic contribution. I love that she makes her great designs for Slink feet now!

Murakami

I found this simple updo from Minami Susanowa for a touch of elegance. Sometimes that’s all that is needed, as sometimes a simple aphorism or description will do in literature (Murakami again). Finally, Belleza is having a big sale to retire skins, and they are priced at 100L each. This is one such skin and I wore it in this blog to show my dear readers that they are well worth it. This is the first I put on from the Shyla line and it’s still flawless with beautiful features. You won’t look “out of date” or “old.” Tricky’s work holds up!

Murakami

“The human heart is like a night bird. Silently waiting for something, and when the time comes, it flies straight toward it.” ~ Haruki Murakami, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

Hair: tulip. Elena Reds 6 by Minami Susanowa for tulip.

Skin: -Belleza- Shyla Sk 1 by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza *

Eyes: [Buzz] Ardent Eyes – Angel by Eleri Catlyn for Buzzeri

Dress: -AZUL- Luana /Sakura (MMV2014_1stRunnerup)(Limited_MP)* by Mami Jewell for –AZUL- *

Earrings and Ring: (Kunglers Extra) Metallize – Earrings and Ring – Gold onix by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at La Metallique Fair *

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail appliers: Ma Vie Les Vernis Classics 1 Hands by Mavi Beck of Ma Vie, available at District 5

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: Essenz – Palermo Limited (Black) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at La Metallique Fair *

Poses by Tutys for Tutys

Spring is like a perhaps hand

Spring is like a perhaps hand

Spring is like a perhaps hand
(which comes carefully
out of Nowhere) arranging
a window, into which people look (while
people stare
arranging and changing placing
carefully there a strange
thing and a known thing here) and

changing everything carefully

spring is like a perhaps
Hand in a window
(carefully to
and from moving New and
Old things,while
people stare carefully
moving a perhaps
fraction of flower here placing
an inch of air there) and

without breaking anything.

~ E.E. Cummings

Spring is like a perhaps hand

It’s still National Poetry Month, and I am once again plying you with poetry. I can’t help it. Poetry is good for you, and this poem by E.E. Cummings was one of my favorites when I was younger. I pulled out this poem to greet spring and to show you Zaara Kohime’s latest collection, a set of bustier, jacket and pants, mesh to texture all created by Zaara herself.

Spring is like a perhaps hand

The collection is full of mix and match pieces with delightful colors and patterns, so I indulged this time and am showing you several different variations. Zaara, who is often known for her gorgeous Indian prints and beautiful patterns, once again incorporates pattern into the jackets, complimenting them with both solid and patterned bustiers. The bottoms, with a sort of loosely tied wrap look, feature Zaara’s lush shadowed textures and sheened material, evoking a rich and luxurious feel.

Spring is like a perhaps hand

It’s always exciting when Zaara comes out with new content, especially separates that can be mixed with other outfits. I tried to vary the looks here by mixing up the colors on Maxi Gossamer’s sandals, exploiting the “fatpack” she gives in her built-in texture change scripts on most of her jewelry and now her sandals.

Spring is like a perhaps hand

I also varied up the hair colors. Minami Susanowa includes several shades in her red pack, this a low and loosely tied ponytail that she is selling at The Seasons Story. Aikea Rieko’s gorgeous skin shows beautifully with the bustier, featuring the great collarbone, of course, but also a beautiful face. I swapped her various and gorgeous eye makeups for each look to compliment the colors.

Spring is like a perhaps hand

changing everything carefully…

without breaking anything.

 

Version 1:

Hair: tulip. Charlie (Reds) by Minami Susanowa for tulip, available at The Seasons Story

Skin: :[P]:- Astrali Skin[Basic]:// Hylala by Aikea Rieko for Plastik *

Makeup: :[P]:-Fauxe Makeup:// Depth by Aikea Rieko for Plastik *

Eyes: pearl – columbia – medium bright by Lano Ling for Poetic Eyes

Jacket: Zaara : Sana chintz jacket *blush* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara *

Top: Zaara : Natasha bustier *pink floral* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara *

Pants: Zaara : Mita tie-up pants *peach* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara *

Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual Right and Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant Left by Siddean Munro for Slink

Feet: Slink Mesh Feet (Av) Flat by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: MG – Sandals – Lotus Flower Blossom 1 by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88 *

 

Version 2:

Makeup: :[P]:-Fauxe Makeup:// Candi by Aikea Rieko for Plastik *

Jacket: Zaara : Sana chintz jacket *purple* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara *

Top: Zaara : Natasha bustier *plum* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara *

Pants: Zaara : Mita tie-up pants *khaki* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara *

Version 3:

Makeup: :[P]:-Fauxe Makeup:// Peacock by Aikea Rieko for Plastik *

Jacket: Zaara : Sana chintz jacket *ivory sky* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara *

Top: Zaara : Natasha bustier *aqua* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara *

Pants: Zaara : Mita tie-up pants *frost* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara *

Version 4:

Makeup: :[P]:-Fauxe Makeup:// Molten by Aikea Rieko for Plastik *

Jacket: Zaara : Sana chintz jacket *coal* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara *

Top: Zaara : Natasha bustier *kohl* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara *

Pants: Zaara : Mita tie-up pants *scarlet* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara *

 

Version 5:

Makeup: :[P]:-Fauxe Makeup:// Seasiren by Aikea Rieko for Plastik *

Jacket: Zaara : Sana chintz jacket *indigo* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara *

Top: Zaara : Natasha bustier *navy* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara *

Pants: Zaara : Mita tie-up pants *royal blue* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara *

 

Version 6:

Makeup: :[P]:-Fauxe Makeup:// Peacock by Aikea Rieko for Plastik *

Top: Zaara : Natasha bustier *blue batik* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara *

 

Poses by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations *

Branches: 8f8 – Double Young Sakura PINK (No shadow) by 8f8 for iBi, available at The Seasons Story