Look of the day – Meshed up!

Today’s look started with some new things from Ingenue, Whippet & Buck, and Fri.day.

The Soft.Cami is Fri.day’s first mesh release! This cropped mesh cami has spaghetti straps,
a deep back and a softly flowy feel. I’m wearing it in Lime which is one of 4 Stumblebum
colours.  The full line of 12 colours has also been released. The regular colours are
more pastel shades, while the Stumblebum colours are all brights.

My skirt is also mesh, and is Whippet & Buck’s item for this round of Collabor88.
Available in 8 colours, this highwaisted herringbone tweed wrap skirt has great
button details and deep pockets.

The Jive mesh shoes from Ingenue are also at Collabor88.  These two-tone suede
wedges have high cork heels and subtle stitching details. Love!  The one area
where we definitely need more mesh items is footwear!   Choose from 5
colours. Shown in fawn.

 

Details:
Hair / Hat: Maitreya – Siobhan (Henna) MESH
Skin: Curio – :GP: Petal Frex [Dark] Pout – Pure 3
Top:  fri.day – soft.cami (lime) MESH  Stumblebum June
Skirt: Whippet & Buck – June Mesh Skirt (tan) Collabor88
Shoes: Ingenue – Jive MESH (fawn) Collabor88
Sunglasses: Paper Couture – Luxe Glasses tortoise
Bag:  *MayoNaise* – Too Large a Woven Bag (beige/wood)
Eyes: Ikon – Horizon Eyes (Deep Blue)
Pose: Estetica

 

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Look of the day: Summer of Love

Like so many others, I headed over to Maitreya yesterday to check out their first summer release
of the year. I was unable to resist their new mesh jeans. These come in 8 colours and the fatpack
is a great value but I was good and just chose one colour for now.

I also grabbed their new Cupio mesh halter top in Cloudy. This top is a mesh tube top with a
relaxed fit and a beaded halter tie.  I got white but I may be back when I can pick another colour.
This top is very cute and I like the peek of tummy without it being a really short cropped top.

Of course I couldn’t leave without Maitreya’s first mesh hair! Siobhan is a long hair style with a
lovely big floppy hat. My only criticism would be that for me, I’d like some lighter colour hat
options for summer. They are all pretty dark except for one yellowish straw.  I think these will
also look amazing come fall though so there’s a lot of wearability. Of course in SL your head
doesn’t get hot so you can wear a black hat with impunity!

I finished this summer day look with the N-Core Etoile wedge sandals in black and some great
accessories that I had in my inventory. Mandala’s Takara bangles, the Secret Store’s Funky Tango
Bag and Coco gift belt which is no longer available. I’ve had it since January 2009 and worn it a lot!

I feel like Ana needs to jump in her VW Van and head down to Venice Beach or the Haight-Ashbury.

Details:
Skin: Curio – :GP: Petal [Frex] Light Pout PFJ Exclusive1
Hair/Hat: Maitreya – Siobhan (Henna) Mesh
Eyes: Ikon – Horizon Eyes (Verdigris)
Tops: Maitreya – Cupio Basics top (Cloudy) Mesh
Jeans: Maitreya –  Mesh Flare Jeans  #5
Shoes: N-Core – Etoile (Black)
Bangles: Mandala – Takara Bangle (silver)
Bag:  The Secret Store – Funky Tango Bag (Guinnevere)
Belt: Coco – gift belt (no longer available)

Pose: Estetica – chic 7 (At Chic Management Birthday event)

 

Look of the day – Blue Skies

Nothing but blue skies today! It’s a gorgeous, sunny, day here. Of course, it’s always summer somewhere in Second Life, so you can wear this new flirty dress from e! Eclectic Apparel any day of the year. The Rachel mesh mini dress comes in a dazzling array of 18 colours, and each includes 2 options. The band below the bust comes in glitter (shown) or a subtle polka dot.  I added the League Daydream necklaces from Collabor88 since they fit my “blue skies” theme.

Details:
Dress: e! Eclectic Apparel – Rachel Mesh Mini Dress (Aqua – glitter)
Necklaces: League – Daydream necklaces (Collabor88 May)
Hair: Truth – Anastasia (sandalwood)
Skin: Curio – :GP: Petal Frex [Dark] Pout – Silver Spoon
Nails: RezIpsa Loc – Honeysuckle Pink Nails (glove layer)
Eyes: Ikon – Horizon Eyes (Deep Blue)
Lashes: Lelutka – 2011 Lashes (curl)
Pose: Estetica

 

March Mesh Madness – coldLogic

More newness from March Mesh Madness in today’s look. I started with this cute jacket / tube combo from coldLogic. I like that you get the pieces to wear either together or separate. There are 8 colour combinations, and in each you get the jacket, tube top, and the 2 pieces together. I paired it with the coldLogic Mazza trousers for a delicious strawberry and chocolate combination.

I was very excited to find mesh jewellery at MMM! Maxi Gossamer has a line of inexpensive mesh jewellery. Buy the fatpacks of 4 colours for the best deal. I’m wearing the Pearl Daisy necklace in blood pearls (black and red). With this set you get a long/short necklace (shown), a short and a medium length necklace, and matching ring.

Details:
Hair: Raspberry Aristocrat – 3 Darlas (My Darla – Red Canyon)
Skin: Curio – Pout (Petal Dark Pure 3)
Lipstick: L.Fauna – 2.0 lipstick Wine 1
Nails: MStyle – Perfect Nail Short
Bag: LaGyo – Leather tote (honeysuckle)
Jewellery: Maxi Gossamer – Pearl Daisy (Blood Pearls) MESH – at MMM
Shoes: Ingenue – Tallula heels (chocolate)
Jacket / Tube: coldLogic – combo cole jacket (chocolate/strawberry) MESH at MMM
Trousers: coldLogic – Mazza trouser (cocoa) MESH
Eyes: Ikon – Utopia Eyes (Pale Mint & Gold) Group Gift out now
Lashes: Lelutka – lashes 2011 (curl)
Pose: Estetica – attitude

Look of the day – beachy and breezy

Today’s look is inspired by my new land! I have a home again at last, on protected mainland water. So I was feeling fresh and beachy and I put together this look starting with the Breezy mesh shirt from E! Eclectic Apparel and Accessories. This short-sleeved open cotton shirt is great for layering and can be worn super casual as I have here, or with a nice wide trouser, pencil skirt or dress, for a business casual look.

The Breezy shirt is available at E! Eclectic Apparel & Accessories mainstore or at March Mesh Madness. Try a free demo, all mesh clothing from E! comes in 5 standard sizes.

As obsessed with mesh as I am, it’s great to combine new things with old favourites from your inventory. I chose the cafe shorts from Surf Couture since the colour looked good with the shirt, at least with my lighting. These Tennessee slip-ons from Reek are great colour-change flat espadrilles, ideal for a day at the shore. I’ve had these Gos sunglasses for 2 years but I wear them again and again. Love the colour / texture changing options that Gos products provide.

Details:
Hair: Elikatira – Later (Brown 08)
Skin: Curio – Petal [Dark}  Pout – Pure 3
Shirt: E! Eclectic Apparel & Accessories – Breezy Shirt (Sky)
Shorts: Surf Couture – Cafe Shorts (Ocean)
Tanks: fri.day – classic.beater (white)
Shoes: Reek – Tennessee Slip-ons (colour change)
Bag: Boom – Take it easy tote (good)
Glasses: Gos – Butterfly Glasses (platinum)
Pose: Estetica – Lie to me (Photographic 10 pack)

 

 

Curio’s Summer shines

One of three recent skins from Gala Phoenix, Summer is another lovely face as we have come to expect from Curio. A  fresh, young-looking face with a mid-brown brow,  Summer has the amazing Curio body and all the options Gala is known for providing.

The 6 makeups include some bright shadows and lipsticks, and each makeup comes with 2 lipticks and freckled / no frex skins. The five skin tones also each come in 2 shades, which means most people can find a shade that works with the look they want for their avatar.

The Megapacks include all makeups and all tones and are an amazing value. Definitely the way to go if you want more than one makeup, as this way you get the option of wearing different tones. Again, you get 6 makeups with 2 lipsticks each, in 2 shades/tone, and all with or without freckles.

Try out a free demo of Summer at the Curio Mainstore.

Details:
Skins: Curio – :GP: Petal [Dark] Summer
Hair: Elikatira – With (Brown 04)
Bathing Suit: fri.day – Clasped.Onepiece (Black)
Poses: Estetica
Lashes: LeLutka – Lashes 2011 (curl)
Eyes: Fashism – Sunrise Eyes (Deep blue)

Curio Skin: Airhead

Gala Phoenix has recently added 3 new skins to her Curio skin line. Airhead, Summer, and Pout 2.
All 3 have the trademark Curio body which is one of my favourites in SL. Airhead features blonde brows
and natural lips, with nice lipsticks but not heavy gloss.

There is a selection of makeups to choose from.  Curio skins usually come in your choice of 6 makeups, but each makeup comes with 2 lip options, which I personally LOVE.  You also get them with or without freckles, and each skin tone comes in 2 shades (see below).

The top row shows the light shade of each tone, and the lower row shows the dark shade. Such a huge selection means that for each makeup you actually get 8 skins. Buy the megapack and you get 48 skins in each tone, an astonishing 240 skins!

I really like the face on Airhead, it reminds me of Pout which is my favourite Curio skin (so far!) but still has it’s own look. Try out a free demo at the Curio mainstore to see if Airhead suits you!

Details:
Skins: Curio – :GP: Airhead
Lashes: LeLutka – 2011 lashes (curl)
Eyes: Fashism – Sunrise Eyes (Deep Blue)
Hair: Lamb – Boyfriend (Butterfinger)
Bathing suit: fri.day – Belted Halter (black)
Bangles: Ticky Tacky – Daily bangles
Poses: Estetica