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

 

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

2010 Shoe Fair of SL ends today 6pm!

Today is the last day of the 2010 Shoe Fair of SL. We are 80,000L short of the 1 million linden goal that we had hoped to reach for the charity Soles4Souls. The sims will close today at 6pm SL time, so if you haven’t been yet, please go, buy some shoes, or even donate a few lindens if you can. This is a really great cause and you can pick up some fabulous new footwear while doing good, it’s a win-win!

My look of the day is what I put together for the Shoe Fair Hillbilly Hoedown yesterday. I loved the outfit so much my av is still wearing it! You can pick up the Fringe Western Boots at the Anexx booth on Ruthenium. The pink ones will donate 100% to Soles4Souls.

Head over to 2010 Shoe Fair of SL now! We have just 6 hours left to hit the 1 million linden goal!

Details:

Boots: Anexx – FringeWesternBoots (camel)
Belt: Nyte ‘N’ Day – Ginger Belt (brown) – really wishing I had fatpacked this
Hat: Reek – Ween Cowboy hat (colour change, shown in camel)
Jeans: Armidi – Grace  Jeans (vintage)
Top: Artilleri – Zee tank top (white)
Jewellery – Fusion – feathered set
Hair: Truth – Belinda (burgundy) (edited to fit under hat)
Skin: Belleza – Alyson (Pale 4)
Eyes: Poetic Colours (blue surf)

I Feel Pretty: Lovely new dresses that will change the way you think about Sn@tch.

People sometimes have a preconceived idea of a what a store carries, based on the name, or just on what they have seen around the grid. Ivey Deschanel of Sn@tch is a most prolific creator. Her store has a huge selection of clothing, shoes, accessories and skins. While a lot of her things fall into the category of sexy or even risqué, there is something there to suit even a bit more conservative avatar like mine. In fact, I love a lot of the separates I have from Sn@tch and have fun mixing and matching them with pieces from many other stores. Recently Ivey has been making some beautiful, girly dresses that truly will toss your preconceptions out the window!  As with all Sn@tch items, they come with a selection of colours included, and they are all mod/trans so you can share a pack with a friend (IF you can bear to let any go!).

I’ve been wanting to get this post done for a while, I think Ivey’s had two more releases since I started and the most recent included some gorgeous sundresses that you NEED!

From left I am wearing They Talk in grey, paired with jewellery from Paper Couture, shoes from Maitreya and bag from Miel. This is a really cute dress, sexy in all the right ways. It comes in 5 colour combinations, with grey as the base colour.

In the middle I have on the gorgeous Marie Corset dress in blue with Flirty Dauphine socks also from Sn@tch. I do love this dress, perfectly modern yet evoking the ancien régime. I added shoes from LeLutka, jewellery again from Paper Couture and I am ready to skip down the hall of mirrors at Versailles! (lots of opportunities to admire my outfit) There are 4 colours of the dress and 12 of the socks!

On the right I am wearing a dress called Far Away in lavender, paired with a bag from Bare Rose, shoes from Pixel Mode, and jewellery from Paper Couture. All hair is from Truth, and all skins are Belleza. My fabulous prim nails are MStyle’s Perfect Nail (short). The sweet vintage feel of this dress makes me think of market days in sleepy provençal villages, or strolling out on a summer evening to a café.  Far Away comes in 6 colours.

Get on over to Sn@tch to check out these beautiful dresses as well as other gorgeous new releases. At the rate she’s going, there are probably another dozen new outfits in store!

Details:
Left: Dress: Sn@tch – They Talk (grey)
Jewellery: Paper Couture – Crystal Bloom
Shoes: Maitreya – Aequus – Black
Bag: Miel – Glitter Bag (colour change) 50L friday item last week
Hair: Truth – Roxana (streaked blood)
Skin: Belleza – Alyson Pale 5

Centre: Dress: Sn@tch – Marie Corset Dress (blue)
Socks: Sn@tch – Flirty Dauphine Socks (white)
Shoes: LeLutka – Pow Pumps (Brown/Powder blue)
Jewellery: Paper Couture – Long Beaded Bow Necklace
Hair: Truth – Tina (blood)
Skin: Belleza – Elle (former group gift)

Right: Dress: Sn@tch – Far Away (lavender)
Jewellery: Paper Couture – Sapphire and Diamond Set (xstreet only now)
Shoes: Pixel Mode – Baby T (black)
Bag: Bare Rose – Evita (black)
Hair: Truth – Riley (blood)
Skin: Belleza – Alyson Pale 6

all poses by Estetica

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

Look of the Day – Puddlejumping

Today’s look was all because of these lovely purple wellies! They will be a subscribo gift from A-Bomb tomorrow (February 13th) so get over there and slap the sub-o if you’re not already on the list. They are super cute, a special Valentine’s pair with hearts. There’s also a red pair with hearts in the store, and the regular Jenny wellies are only 150L and they’re colour change!

They inspired me to get out and dance in the rain with some sheep. I just need some puddles to stomp in now!

Details:
Skin: Pink Fuel – <Skye> Milk ( Pink Sugar) from the Valentine’s Bazaar
Hair: Junwave – Yuko (black)
Coat: Niniko – sculpt coat Winter Choice gift
Scarf: Truth – past subscribo gift
Jeans: Surf Couture – Belmar Skinny Jeans (Original) Dots
Umbrella: Liquid Candy – Nerdy Cute Umbrella (from the Keys to the VIP hunt)