Spring is here, tons of new releases, today’s newness being that ETD is open again! ETD is back with a new build, and two lovely new hairstyles, and a pair of boots, and all new hair textures. I grabbed my goodies and went off to the studio to get ready to blog the hair, but liked my outfit so much I decided to blog that as well.
Again I am wearing LeLutka‘s Michelle Pant 2 that I just blogged in brown. I wore the Michelle belt in seashell brown to offset the expanse of green so my shirt wouldn’t totally wash out color wise. I really love high waist skirts, pants, and shorts,if you couldn’t already tell, yes I am obsessing. The Michelle Pant 2 is a wonderfully textures high waist short, what I love about them is while the high waist is on a jacket layer it comes with a prim to wear to give it added dimension, not to mention the two tone detail on the short itself. This lovely spring green is a green that can go from spring and summer seasons to a bright punch of color in the fall and winter months too when paired with darker colors.
My April shoes from Insolence, that for some reason are called Gold, but are really this amazing spring green shade. The geometric design on them is really interesting with the swirl of the side straps. They come in a number of colors, I especially liked the cream, and black too. Keep in mind you need to demo, and decide if you like that the inner sole of the shoe in all colors is this green too.
Since I was already wearing the new hair from ETD, check to see if I had a handbag to match from ETD as well. The Casual Pochette in Brown & Cream, was a perfect choice to keep the whole look of the outfit upscale casual dress.
ETD’s purses and totes all come with AO’s built in so you can wear them well. I made copies of each purse, and took the animations from them, and added them to my ao, and made a special configuration card for each purse, using the specific animations, with my preferred walk, and sits. It’s a nice trick when you can do it, but keep in mind, that many of your purses may not be mod, and even the animations might be no copy. This is a problem i have come up against in personalizing my animation overrider. Another obstacle is when you have two different purses, and different animations for each, but made by the same animator, and they all have the same name while different-and murphy’s law says they are no mod too so you can’t rename them. I would like to know why a animator would choose to make a no mod animation when so many of us are moving them into furniture, and ao’s, it helps if we can rename them as even a longer name will present a problem. I wish all animations were Copy/No Trans too, or they were offered with the option to purchase them this way in store, that goes for creators that make really fun couple and group poses too, I like to jack these into my pose stands too to use as single poses.
The Gisaci (Armidi) Buone Vacanze Blouse in Vecchio Crema was a nice tone to pair with the spring green and give it balance. I love how you can take a shirt you would normally wear over other items as it has lovely prim shirt skirt and belt on its own to give it more wearable by wearing items over them. This shirt is finished off so well, you can even go prim less with it and still not look like your missing part of it. The sleeve prims are well done, and give nice shape to your shoulders. The collar too adds extra dimension, and if you choose to go collarless, you can as the hems along the collar area are done well. Using the LeLutka Michelle belt to pull the shade of brown more into my outfit, I also chose Armidi Gisaci’s Healing Koi Bangles in Dandelion to finish off. The work perfectly with my VG Republic Double Hoop Earrings color wise.
My skin is from Lazolli, a newish skin store on the grid. They have a number of lines, and some great free skin gifts too. Tp to the store, and check the bags/boxes on the shelves on either side of the stairs for the free skin gifts, there are a number of them. I am wearing the Phoebe 002 tan. It’s one of the free ones, I really like the detail on the skins, these are really nice, you should go grab them, and some demos too.
This hairstyle is the one of the two new hairstyles at ETD, this is the Chel in copper. It’s a casual cute double plait, with head bands, lots of good layers all over to round it off well. I was glad to see that ETD’s continuing to make Naturals packs. If you haven’t noticed along with the usual hair shade groupings, she has offered a naturals pack that in the past has consisted of Black, Blonde, Chestnut, Copper, and White shades. These are all in the Naturals 1, she also has a Naturals 2 pack. I like that ETD does this, and which more stores did too. While I usually wear a Copper/Ginger/Auburn tone, sometimes I wanna go blonde, or brunette, or have a very pale color for my drow skins. The Naturals packs are great for this, and I find myself wearing her chestnuts a lot. Hair packaging is very interesting many designers choose to do offer one shade per purchase, or a pack of shades in a certain range. Many do not see the need to expand on that further then perhaps a fat pack of all colors. I like the think of ETD’s Naturals Packs as Blogger packs as they are invaluable that way–hint hint to hair designers.
Items & Teleports:
Hair: ETD– Chel – Copper
Skin: LAZOLLI – Phoebe 002 (TAN) (store freebie gift)
Earrings: VG Republic – Drop Hoop Earring (currently closed)
Bangles: Armidi Gisaci – Healing Koi Bangle – Dandelion
Handbag: ETD – Casual Pochette (Brown & Cream)
Belt: LeLutka-Michelle – seashell brown
Shirt: Gisaci – Buone Vacanze Blouse – Vecchio Crema
Shorts: LeLutka-Michelle – pants2 -dark sea green
Shoes: Insolence – April Gold Sandals