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)

 

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Look of the Day – One night in Paris

Yesterday I had a bit of a catastrophe, I wore my entire shoe folder! After spending most of the day taking off shoes I finally got myself sorted out and put together this outfit.

I started with the Thecla boots from lassitude & ennui that were one of my Shoe Fair purchases, and this Eglantine jacket from the Secret Store. The charcoal version was their Lazy Sunday item this
week. If you hurry you can still scoop it and the Embroidered flare pants for just 75L each.
The jacket has a mandarin collar and stripe detail, sculpted flower and buttons in white.

This close up shows of the details of these gorgeous boots. I love the heel, the buttons and the damask pattern on the foot. The stitching on the leather toe cap and calf  is an especially nice detail. Honestly I could have bought out their whole booth at Shoe Fair if I’d had more lindens!

I headed over to the newly reopened Cupcake sim to take some pictures. It’s beautifully done, although I was so laggy with the shadows enabled that I didn’t explore too much. I’ll have to go back when more shops have moved in.

Details:
Hair: Truth – Orchid (plain) burgundy
Skin: Glam Affair – Layla (light D 04)
Jacket: The Secret Store – Eglantine (charcoal)|
Corset top: The Secret Store – Licorice
Pants: Whippet & Buck – Georgie Tapered Trouser (black)
Boots: lassitude & ennui – Thecla Boots (black)
Bag: Armidi Gisaci – Focsani bag (lare)
Jewellery: Mandala – Milky Way Earrings and Ring
Pose: Estetica

Look of the day: Spring is in the air

Although the weather where I live is grey and rainy right now, I’m feeling like spring in Second Life. That was the inspiration for today’s look. This light floral top from So Many Styles looks like the lightest cotton or chiffon print. I paired it with these Maitreya rolled jeans which are a favourite. Ingenue’s Clara flats are such a great basic shoe, since they don’t compete with the floral or the striped bag from Très Blah.

Speaking of basics, the skin I’m wearing is Megan by Dutch Touch.  It’s the first Dutch Touch skin I’ve ever bought, just because they never suited my shape. But Megan is a softer look, and I love it! The other cool thing with Iki’s new skins is that you buy the basic skin, with some options for brows and freckles, in the tone of your choice. Then lipstick and eyeshadow packs are sold separately.  I’ve added the smokey shadow that was in the recent Tuli group gift.
Also right now if you are a member of the VIP group (cost 250L), you can buy Megan in cream for just 400L.

Details:
Skin: Dutch Touch – Megan (cream)
Hair: Truth – Giada (burgundy)
Top: So Many Styles – Loose Pattern Shirt (minty)
Pants: Maitreya – Rolled skinny jeans #02
Shoes: Ingenue – Clara flats (storm)
Bag: Très Blah – Striped Tote bag
Necklace: Mandala – Sinra necklace (moss green)
Nails: RezIpsa Loc – Powder Pink nails (glove layer nails)
Eyeshadow: Tuli – Smoky 2
Lashes: Lelutka – 2011 Lashes (curl)
Poses: Estetica

Miel New Release: Elle separates

New from Miel this week: Elle separates in 5 colour palettes. The great thing about these is the
mix and match potential. Each piece comes with 4 colour choices: light, medium, dark and
striped. There’s a tank top, a sculpted top with skirt and belt, and capri pants with colour change
cuffs. The Elle Uber Bow was last week’s 50L friday item, and is colour/texture change with all the
options in one. The top is available in single colours or as an uber top with all colours.
All the sculpted pieces are resize and texture-change scripted.

I love all the choices that creator Miel Nirvana has provided with this release. Her shoes also go
really well with this outfit, I’m wearing the Mole pumps and the Jane wedges. I actually missed
these wedges somehow when they came out, but they are fantastic.
Choose from 3 colour ranges; light, dark and brights; and 3 patterns, mono, flor and plaid.
Each shoe has 12 colours included and the shoe, strap and button can be changed.

Check under the cut for full outfit details:
Top Left:
Hair: Truth – Giada (reds)
Clothing: Miel – Elle Hoki tank top (striped) and pants (dark with striped cuffs)
Jewellery: Mandala – Soul necklace (silver), Takara nails  (silver)
Shoes: Miel – Jane Mono (lights, periwinkle)
Top Right:
Hair: Truth – Diana (reds)
Clothing: Miel – Elle Cinder top (medium) and pants (striped)
Jewellery: Mandala – Takara bangles and nails (silver) Kagetora earrings (white)
Shoes: Miel – Mole (nero)
Centre:
Hair: Truth – Valerie (reds)
Clothing: Miel – Elle Paprika top (striped) and pants (dark with striped cuffs)
Bag: Miel – Glitter bag (coco)
Shoes:  Miel – Mole (coco)
Jewellery: Mandala – Hannya necklace (black) Takara bangles and nails (silver)
Bottom Left:
Hair: Truth – Micah (reds)
Clothing: Miel – Elle Sonoma tank top (dark), pants (medium)
Bag: Miel – Messenger bag (colour change)
Shoes: Miel – Mole (wasabi)
Bottom Right:
Hair: Truth – Kelsey (reds)
Clothing: Miel – Elle Chiffon tank top (striped), skirt from Elle top (striped), pants (light)
Shoes: Miel – Jane Mono (olive)
Accessories: Miel – Elle Uber Bow (chiffon stripe shown) Bella Peepers
Nails: Mandala – Takara nails (silver)

All:
Skin: Laq – Tess 2
Poses: Estetica

New from Tiny Bird, Reek, Actchio and Shiny Things

So many gorgeous new things have come out in the last little while!  I’m showing you a few here, starting with the Ginger boots from Shiny Things. These ankle boots are so cute, with 6 shades to choose from, they have flowers on the sides and a really nice leather texture. I’m wearing them in oil.

Tiny Bird has long been known for lovely hair, but lately Autumn Hykova has begun to create some really nice clothing. A couple of weeks back she released her Saint Augustine dress, this week she has a new dress out, the Painted Flowers dress which comes on all layers and includes 2 versions of the top, one with a tee under (shown) and prim sleeves, and one with just the strapless dress.  Also new this week are the Mykonos tops, shown on the left in teal. I can imagine this top in real life, light and breezy in cotton, and with some delicate white embroidery detail. I love these. (can you tell?)

My friend Silver Milneaux has 2 new styles of tights out at her store Actchio. Shown are the Oriental Fishnets in pale pink, these and her Rose Tights are available in 12 colours.

Reek release new glasses this week! The Junior Shades are colour change and so cool and dorky. Love! They come with an easy to use hud to change the frame and lens colour and lens opacity.

Of course the fri.day sale is on! Everything is either 50, 75 or 100 lindens. New releases are also coming, and will be released at sale prices! The sale runs until June 12, so you have lots of time. I had these trousers in a few other colours, but picked up the white ones at the sale (along with rather a lot of other things….)

Details:
Left: Top: Tiny Bird – Mykonos Top (teal)
Pants: fri.day – Trousers (white)
Shoes: Maitreya Gold – Shanti (silver)
Glasses: Reek – Junior Shades (colour change)
Bracelets and nails: Mandala – Takara Bangle white/and nails
Hair: Tiny Bird: Postcards from Italy (Deep Red)

Right: Dress: Tiny Bird – Painted Flowers dress (nude)
Boots: Shiny Things – Ginger Boots (oil)
Necklace: Shade Throne – The Gossip (party)
Tights: Actchio – Oriental Fishnets (pale pink)
Hair: Tiny Bird – Quiet Houses (warm brown)
Skin: Belleza (Alyson Pale 7)
Poses: Estetica

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Look of the Day: So Many Styles Sale, New Glasses from Gos and more!

Today’s look began at the So Many Styles sale. Where I spent way too much money on lovely clothes. I really like everything I bought there, only thing is it’s all no copy which I’m not crazy about. I like to be able to make a backup before I edit to fit my curvy shape.  That said, it was easy to edit the pieces to fit and they look gorgeous on. Here I’m wearing Another Vintage Jacket in Burgundy, the Damaged Jeans in Grey and the Easy Tank in Powder Pink. 50% off – go now!

Neva, who is a sweet sweet generous and crazy girl, was asking all the Dorks if we liked these shoes, and then gifting them to us! They are from Urbanity, and have a colour change hud so you can change all the pieces to customize your look. Thanks so much Neva!

Gospel Voom just released these gorgeous new Cateye glasses, they come with 12 colour textures plus a respray and are currently half price! Scoop them up now at Gos Custom Eyewear! The crystals are also colour change and have optional bling. Like all of Gos’ products, they are beautifully sculpted and have tons of options. Demos are free, so try them out.

The other day I bought this new hair from Truth, Sylvia, which is all over the feeds. I really like it.  In the pack you get 5 colours plus the same 5 with colour change streaks. I’m wearing it in Sangria with black streaks.

The bag is from Bare Rose, available at the Formal wear location. I bought a few cute bags there the other day. More to come!  The final touch was the Amida necklace from Mandala in Rose Pink, which I blogged before.

Don’t forget! 50% off everything at So Many Styles today only, and 50% off the new Cateye glasses from Gos. The Urbanity flats are also 50% off but no idea for how long!
Happy Shopping!

Details:
Clothing: So Many Styles – item names in text above
Hair: Truth – Sylvia (Sangria with black streaks. From the Reds pack)
Skin: Belleza – Alyson (pale)
Shoes: Urbanity – *UB* Simple Flat
Bag: Bare Rose – ::B@R:: Miranda (pink)
Glasses: Gos Custom Eyewear – Cateye (12 colour change, shown in black)
Necklace: Mandala – Amida Necklace (Rose/Pink)
Poses: Estetica

Spending Spree!

So last week I kind of went on a bit of a spending spree! I started with the Gos Docs which I have had my eye on for a while. I couldn’t decide which colour, and in the end the deal for the fatpack was just too good to resist. 9 colours! I also picked up a couple of the lovely new spring  floral polishes which I will show after the break.

I have been seeing Mandala jewellery all over the feeds but hadn’t bought any yet, so I spent some time over there ogling everything and trying to narrow it down. These new Roxe floral leggings from Emery were what brought it all together, I bought the pink jewellery to pick out the pink of the flowers.

My next stop was Maitreya where I bought one of the new Camden jackets, in the slate to pick out another colour from the leggings.

Last but not least, I remembered seeing these pink Baby T’s at Pixel Mode when I bought my black ones. They go perfectly with the Mandala jewellery so I scooped them up and headed home to put my looks together.

On the left is the casual out and about look, with the Camden jacket, leggings, the LBD part of fri.day’s Reverie dress, and the Docs in pink. Just the Amida necklace and the Takara nails in pink from Mandala.

On the right I paired the same leggings with the Black lace ruffle skirt from Coco, the tube part of Madsy’s Lace and Tube top (no longer available) and the pale pink Baby T’s. I heaped on the Mandala jewellery, adding the Takara bangles and the Amida earrings.

I had a great shopping spree, and I found lots of other lovely things I want to buy!

Check out two of the new Spring Collection Polishes for Gos Docs after the break as well as full details and SLURLs: Continue reading “Spending Spree!”