Saturday, June 6, 2009
Oh Happy Day!
Sometimes, the stars align and things just click. We often are only aware of the meaning things hold in our lives when we suddenly find ourselves without them. It may be a person, a place, a treasured item, or a simple belief that gets taken from us, and it can be devastating. When I heard that Neferia Abel was closing down all her ~~Ivalde~~ and -L'Abel- shops, including her SIM, while she recuperated from illness, moved house, and was without internet connection for at least a month, I suddenly realized how complacent we can get. How we can take things for granted, and how we assume those iconic content creators will always be there for us in SL. Fellow blogger Achariya echoed these sentiments in her post today. Nef is more then fashion designer to me, she is a dear friend, so this was a very emotional realization. But with a very large amount of luck, timing, and help from friends all over SL, we managed to get Nef to leave a shop open on Retrology during her absence, and I could not be more thrilled. You can read more about the story of how it came to be on the Retrology Blog. Neferia, being who she is, could not go without leaving a special gift for her beloved customers, and this Lime Sigrid Dress from her -L'Abel- line is that gift, available to everyone in the new store on the table in the lounge area.
The -L'Abel- Sigrid dress is a stunningly feminine floral treat, the sculpted fluttery capped sleeves are delicious, and it can be worn in short or long versions. I wanted a relaxed look, and pulled in my amazing new Rock Candy Watch from (Caroline's), available right across from the new ~~Ivalde~~ location on Retrology. On the other wrist, another treat from a Retrology vendor, the ~*Fresh Baked Goods~ Gem Jelly Donut Bangle in Silver, colour script changed to match the dress. The Yellow Rose Hair Flower is created by an equally dear friend and Retrology veteran, /artilleri/'s Antonia Marat. The perfect girly shoes to match this lovely look are from (Shiny Things), the amazing Belles, here in the Acid colour.
The lovely long messy hair is from Mirai Style, the wig is called .+*Nacy*+., and I think it is very sexy. This skin was a gift from my sister Anessa, very different from my usual look, the *REDGRAVE* Emma 2 Tan Skin in Smoky1 is definitely a big change for me, but I do like it, particularly the full glossy lips. These eyes are new to me from Miriel, picked up on my last trip over before she closes shop, they are her Standard Eyes in Sunlit Tree, a stunning yellow green hazel eye. Bedroom Lashes are from Cake.
Today, I am happy beyond words, and am looking forward to Monday, June 8th/09, when the Blogger Challenge for ~~Ivalde~~/-L'Abel- starts. A day for everyone to show off their favorite looks by Neferia Abel, and talk about their memories, experiences, or feelings about her work. I am part of the team spreading the word about the challenge, so please feel free to contact me or leave a comment here for more details. We would love to have you join in a day to celebrate a very special woman and content creator. Hope you find ways to appreciate the ones you hold dear today, you never know what tomorrow will bring.
Dress - -L'Abel-, Sigrid Dress Gift From Nef, Lime [$1L Gift Available Now!]
Shoes - (Shiny Things), Belles (Acid)
Watch - (Caroline's), Rock Candy Watch
Bracelet - ~*FBG*~, Gem Jelly Donut Bangle (Silver, L)
Hair Flower - /artilleri/, Rose Hair Flower (Yellow)
Hair - Mirai Style, .+*Nacy*+. (Black)
Skin - *REDGRAVE*, Tan Skin -Emma 2- (10 Emma2 Tan Skin *smoky 1)
Eyes - Miriel, Standard Eyes (Sunlit Tree)
Lashes - Cake, Bedroom Lashes