A Post? Jeezy creezy.

Yes, that’s right, i’m posting on this here blog. And I have TWO, not just one, but TWO oufits for y’all, and an exciting little venture and Thalia Jie and I have recently started.

First of all I have an outfit that I put together today, inspired by some of the outfits seen at various Fashion Weeks across the fashion capitals of the world, and experimenting with some bagginess.


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Also, I would like to share with you all Thalia Jie and I’s new flickr group: Style It! – SL Style Challenge. The basic idea is that every month, there will be an item of clothing or an accessory that people can style how they like. The group members will vote for their favourite and then that winner can select the next month’s item! More details on the page – this month’s item is the Baiastice Diamond Eye Patch. My styling is below; i’ve created a more costumey look on the left, and a more everyday one on the right (if you can ever be everyday with a diamond encrusted eyepatch?)


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Pleeeeease join!😀 It’s going to be a lot of fun, and even if you don’t like this month’s item, you might like future ones!❤

Outfit details below the cut:

Image 1:

Hair – LeLutka – Jess

Skin – LeLutka – Revolution Light

Eyes not for sale.

Lashes – LeLutka – Seductress

Jacket/Blouse – COCO – Jacket&Shirt

Pants – AOHARU – Sarrouel Pants

Shoes – Juicy – Slingback Pumps

Bag – Bare Rose – Bellissima 09

Earrings – Paper Couture – Vintage Pearl and Gemstone Drops

Image 2 – Left:

Eyepatch – Baiastice – Eye Patch Diamonds

Hair – LeLutka – Veronika

Skin – LeLutka- Revolution Light

Eyes not for sale.

Lashes – LeLutka – Seductress

Jacket – Bare Rose – Decadence

Clutch – DeLa – Clutch Bag “Juju”

Earrings – Paper Couture – Crystal Bloom

Image 2 – Right:

Hair – LeLutka – Jess

Skin – LeLutka – Revolution Sunkissed

Eyes not for sale.

Lashes – LeLutka – Seductress

Blazer – Armidi – Classic Pinstripe Blazer

Tank – LeLutka – TANK1

Jeans – Armidi – Grace Jeans

Boots – Tesla – Athena Open Toe Stiletto Boots

Gloves – LeLutka – Wednesday

Earrings – as above

Bag – as above

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Cashmere

I’ve been a lazy blogger (and Rach has been MIA, but will hopefully post a bit now that she’s back) and i’m now trying to get back into it. With RL and SL both being hectic and full of work, i’ve had neither the time nor the urge to do this, and felt I needed something interesting to come back with. I also feel that for the moment being i’ll be more inclined to do short posts like this one, with maybe more ‘artsy’ or ‘editorial-esque’ pics as opposed to our normal blogger fare; this might not be some people’s cup of tea but it takes some of the work out for me and is a lot more enjoyable, whilst still doing the job of keeping you all updated with the fashion community and keeping all of our creative juices flowing.


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These skins from Cashmere are cute, gorgeous and fun. Puma Jie blogged them a while ago while they were unreleased and since then i’ve been keeping an eye out in Gianni’s mainstore for them. They currently only come in a modest array of makeups (4 per skintone, 3 skintones) but they do boast the “mouth open” option – in addition to the norm – as seen above, for those of you that like to be a bit daring and a bit quirky.

Check out Gianni Broda’s skins at Cashmere NOW.❤

Other Credits:

Hair & Lashes – MMS

Blouse – Muism

Eyes – Avatar (Pixeldolls)

So Good It Can’t Be a Sin (Review – SinSkins)

As we’ve established by now, when it comes to a great skin, I can get lost for words – and the new 2.0 line at SinSkins is no exception. Being an AV with a ‘mature’ look in SL, I value a skin that suits a wide spectrum of people – 2.0 is perfect whether you’re young or old, and with a swiftly growing range of makeups, Portia Sin’s latest line really does have a look for every occasion.


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Salon Perfect Hair (and skins! Preview – Le Salon)

Moire Georgette’s skins at Le Salon are not realistic. They’re not photo-realistic and they’re not photo-perfect. But they are fun, glamorous, hand-drawn, and gorgeous.

As i’m guilty of doing with all skin reviews, i’m going to talk about the face. Is it because the body is lacking? Definitely not – the shading on the breasts, stomach, pelvis, everything really, is delicate and accurate, and does not end up like an anatomy lesson. It is merely because the face is what sells a skin to me, like many others i’m sure, and in this case is particularly interesting.


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The pack Moire sent me included a couple of “Vamp” makeups and another named “Catherine”, all of which are right up my alley; there are other makeups too, all of which are striking and loud, which is also very much to my liking. There are currently 5 skintones, the palest of which i’m sporting in this post, and Moire assures us there are more ethnic tones to come, as well as more makeups. I’m not sure what I can say that the picture doesn’t say better. The lips are full and lush (and go well with my pout, but also work with a smile), the nose is cute and neat, and the occasional beauty spot is to die for. I also love the thick, dense brows, which are tintable! Huzzah! I’m also wearing the “Olivia” style, in one of the pale blonde hair colours, “Wheat”.


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For those of you that don’t fancy the somewhat daring look of her skins, you may instead take a liking to her hair. The long style shown above, “Esther”, is somewhat different than the normal long, straight, flexi style that many hair designers create, particularly in its translucent front (<3) and its slightly exaggerated parting on top (also <3). This is the “Moonlight” hair colour, one of 30 varied textures.


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So whether you’re a skin whore or a hair whore, I sincerely recommend a trip to Le Salon at its GRAND OPENING, TODAY AT 7PM, AT THE COMME IL FAUT MAINSTORE. This is what Moire writes in the review pack:

To promote the new releases, Le Salon will be holding a treasure hunt on hair store, for three exclusive skins and three hairs in exclusive colors. This one may be slightly more challenging than most treasure hunts; players will have to find and touch three items of each kind in order to receive their prizes. Items are shampoo bottles, hair dryers, perfume flasks and other beauty products matching the ‘beauty salon’ theme.

BE THERE!

Regally Fashionable (Review – Royal Blue)

Marni Grut, mastermind behind Royal Blue, has been a friend of mine for some time now, but even before we were properly acquainted I was a great admirer of her creations. What Marni creates is always far from conventional; her quirky designs are always completely unique, and always fabulous. There’s a certain unpredictable quality about her work that really appeals to me, personally, as even though i’ve come to know her quite well, I never know what she’ll create next – though I do know that it will always be fabulous.

I’m a little late with this review, so the items shown below will probably be familiar to you from other blogs, Gillywinkles’ Deux Looks for one. But you’re all just going to have to live with that, and one can never really get enough RB, if you ask me.


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Shown above is the “Lost Ballet” skirt, in Sea. While there has been no shortage of ballet-themed skirts and dresses in-world over the last few months, this is one of the few that I really liked. Firstly, it’s a little more exciting than usual skirt fare, in that it is sheer, and vibrant for it. Secondly, and perhaps most importantly, it’s a statement; it’s not floaty and drifty and serene, it’s big and its bold. Each layer is of course flexi, but they just bounce once or twice and they’re back into uniform precision, and I love that. The skirt retains its structure without sacrificing its movement, unlike many other structured (and often sculpted) pieces. Below shows the skirt in Nude, which is less in-your-face and more calm, without being a wuss.


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More from Royal Blue, plus other details, after the cut! (caution, bewbies)

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Not Your Everyday Outfits (Review – Baiastice)

I think it’s fair to say that in SL, the fashion community is always on the lookout for fresh, new designs, and there is most certainly a growing market for the more bizarre and “couture” fare. I can think of few stores that fulfill that wish, and one that springs to mind is Baiastice by Sissy Pessoa. Sissy’s creations vary from the fairly ordinary to the abstract and wacky; she makes simple dresses, as well as complex wigs with television sets in them.

I’ve had the good fortune to walk in a couple of Baiastice shows with MAD Agency, and I attended another one just a few weeks ago, so I have been in a sense monitoring her progress as a designer. It just so happens that i’m only reviewing fairly new stuff here, but some of her older outfits are worth a look too; I remember some really nice Georgian/Victorian-esque, dramatic pieces.

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The picture above demonstrates to an extent the variation in Sissy’s designs. On the left we have ‘Creamy Vicious’, which includes the dress, hat and tights. I really like this outfit, firstly because it isn’t too over-the-top; sure, the skirt is really puffy and not practical at all, but it really works without looking horrendously costumey (it also has a really cute, big bow on the back). The textures are really great, and the primwork is similarly so. Next we have ‘Friday Night’ in Purple. This perhaps represents the complete opposite of the previous outfit, in that it’s really quite tame, without being boring. It comes with gloves and leggings, and while I personally could do without the former, they do make the outfit more interesting. On the right is ‘Blame’, which is one of my favourite Baiastice pieces in my inventory. It’s not necessarily the most casual item, but nor is it too ‘out-there’. For me it’s almost ethereal meets glam – pixies meet Cher, perhaps. (as a shameless Cher fan, that sounds like a great combo!)

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The outfit on the left, ‘Teacher Skirt’, perhaps represents my only real qualm with Baiastice; too much going on with the outfit. I helpfully didn’t photograph them as I really didn’t like them, so you have no idea wtf i’m on about, but the shirt comes with very odd sleeve/cuff prims which really don’t seem to look right, to me anyway. The socks that turn shoes into boots are similarly not my cup of tea, but they’re interesting and have grown on me a little since my initial look at them. However, all that being said, the overall aesthetic of the outfit is very much up my alley, in particular the hat. ‘Silver Symphony’ in the middle also has elements I didn’t appreciate; the fishnet leggings and the visor for me aren’t really necessary, but the dress itself is fantastic, so I don’t mind. The sculpted skirt is really amazing, or at least I think so! For good measure I threw in ‘Scandal’ on the right there, a dress I featured in my first post, and I still love. It’s a little black dress with an arty twist – what can I say, it was love at first Right Click>Add to Outfit.

As a whole, i’d say that while there can be little things that don’t quite tickle my fancy about Baiastice outfits, Sissy’s work is really fantastic, and her artistic vision more than compensates. I really would recommend a visit to her store: Check it out!

Other credits

Hair: MMS Ballerina Bun

Skin: Sin Skins 2.0 Preview Skin (<3333)

Shoes: Maitreya Verve Pumps and Stiletto Moody Foxy Slingbacks

Quick Outfit – Around the Office

Hey people, just a quick post today – felt like puting together a simple office look today, nothing too business-like though. It feels much less stressful and much easier to do these posts once in a while, there’s less work involved as opposed to a review, in which i have to pretend i’m wordy and know things.

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I started off with the lovely Cowl-Neck Sweater from Mojo, which I love and don’t wear often enough. Rather than leave the cleavage exposed, I covered it up a little with the blouse from the Trend du Jour outfit from Armidi. I love system skirts, as many of you will know, so the High-Waist Pencil Skirts from Ingenue get a lot of action in my inventory, and to hide the seam I added the belt from the G.L.A.M. Bossy suit. I’m wearing the sandals from Gracile again, as I don’t think i have any other strappy heels. Any recommendations for Spring footwear? I have a pair of the [VG]/Storm Schmooz Jenne ones, which are really nice, but they weren’t in the right colour. Any suggestions are welcome.

Stay tuned for a couple more reviews in the next week or so! xo

Credits:

Skin: MMS Gen4 Fair Bare

Hair: Armidi – Symphony Twist

Sweater: Mojo – Cowl Neck Sweater

Shirt: Armidi – Trend du Jour

Skirt: Ingenue – High-Waist Pencil Skirt

Belt: G.L.A.M. – ‘Bossy’

Shoes: Gracile – Dress Sandals “Stone Queen”