One Bad Pixel just released a few items. I’m showing off their sexy pants and wrap tops, what’s great about this new release is they’ve applied materials to them. They’re subtle which is nice, but if you aren’t using a materials viewer you are still getting a nice item was the texturing and print choice is lovely. My photographs do not show any of the effect of materials so demo them on the materials viewer if you want to see them.
The Saloni Pants, and Saloni Wrap Top feature sari fabric and look totally hot together. The pants have nice shape, and look great in the sari print. The Saloni Wrap Top includes two styles a sari print with same solid color, and the sari print with a gold solid. I’m wearing Paper Couture’sStudded Gold Circle earrings, matched the navy and gold with my navy manicure with gold tips from Flair which is in Set 20 for my SLink avatar enhancement hands, and feet.
The Damask Jeans have a lovely print and look great with the Wrap Tops. The Wrap Tops are solid colors, and included with purchase are a solid of the color you pick and a half and half with either white or black. I’ve styled the Damask Jeans in jade with the Wrap Top in emerald, with Maxi Gossamer’sAphrodite’s Dream earrings and bangle. My hair for both outfits is LeLutka’sLorella, which was released at Hair Fair 2013. The hair also comes with a pretty crown of flowers and leaves.
If you are looking for some great deals this season, and think you missed them all, check out the With Love Hunt that’s ongoing until December 17th. All items in the hunt are offered for $10L each. You will have to hunt for them at each location, starting location is at Le Cirque, for hints, and more info join the group. This Tartan HighWaist Sweater/Dress is from Peqe, and is their With Love Hunt Item. The plaid and cut is fun, wintery, and stylish. I loved pairing this with my Ruffled MiniSkirt from Luck, Inc, and the fishnet leggings from a dress from Osakki, mix in the latest release in shoes from Maitreya Gold. These shoes are full of options, bonus if you buy a fatpack you can get a wider variety of sock colors. All sock style options of Over the knee, short, and layered included with purchase. The Paper Couture earrings, and Modern Gypsy’s Studded Leather bag complete the look. The bag was on full bright, I unchecked the full bright, and added a light grey tint to soften the effect of the studs. Don’t be afraid to mod an item if it’s an option, I could have easily enhanced this look by tinting some parts even a dark red. The hair was a fun combination of MADesigns Eve hairs, with my Amacci hair bases, shown in Dark Brown.
Adam n Eve recently released the Marina skin available in 4 skin tones. A variety of makeup, and layers of bikini’s, as well as manicure, pedicure, and freckles. Sachi Vixen is known for being able to make an easy on the eye skin. Stop by and grab some demos.
Hair Base: Amacci – Hair Base Tattoo – Dark Brown
Eyes: Amacci – Real Eyes – Amber
Lashes: Amacci – Eyelashes ‘Allure” – Black
Earrings: Paper Couture – Oxidized Silver Hoop
Lingerie: Luck Inc – Cutieh Undie – Black Skullieh
Sounds like an exotic fruit doesn’t it? Osakki Berries. I couldn’t resist, and now I’m hungry. In November the skies become grey, the trees are bare, and I put this together in tribute. Osakki was a cute store to find, I love this sculpted, sleeveless sweater with hood, and how nicely it goes with the Marla skirt from Berries, Inc. The Marla skirt, is very well textured, and I love the click change color belt and belt loops. The buttons are perfection. I continued the texturing with the Typhoon Boots from Paper Couture, I love the lush suede.
Mina is a store that’s new to me this year, and it’s been fun to get to know them through their offerings this year. My favorite at the fair is Stacey, which is a very relaxed updo, with attachable ponytail. It comes with 2 variations of the updo portion, with, and without daisies. The ponytail itself is also adorned with daisies. Bonus it’s a charity hair, as well as the Thulani. Thulani is a versatile unisex hair, as well as the Debbie, which is shown here in Cranberry. Carice is a soft, mid-length hair, with a bit of a wave to it, very subtle, very nice. Hair Fair 2010 is ongoing through September 19th. To see what stores or get slurls to it , click here. For maps of all stores locations on each sim click here. Check out the inworld demo group to pick up demos! Know before you go! This year Hair Fair charity hair styles, and bandana donations go to help pay for custom-made Wigs for Kids. To get some tips on managing your settings for attendance at Second Life events like Hair Fair click here.
A while back someone posted a plurk highlight photos of a country wedding they had found on flickr. We wondered over the splendid photography, and I was determined I would try to emulate some of the principles at play in them. When I saw Paper Couture’s Crossroads dress, I was sure this was just the dress to attempt for this, partnered with this Stacey hair. However I envisioned something a little more than what I settled for, as I really just don’t have the time to play around doing a full attempt at shadows in Kirsten. So here it is, minus the shadows, extra props, lighting, etc, all that can happen another day. The crossroads dress is a lovely mermaid style dress, with details over the bodice, very simple, very elegant. It also comes with a grey shrug not shown here. I have played it simple with the jewelry throwing on a turquoise and silver necklace from Zaara, and a pair of western boots (not viewable) from Adam n Eve, complete with Surf Couture, sheaf of wheat for my mouth.
One of the easy ways of ensuring you always have something to wear, is sticking to a range of colors you will most likely wear. Everyone knows the theory of the little black dress, and the value of accessories in basic black. At some point you may realize that even unintentionally you have acquired many pieces in a certain range of colors. I find I will buy in this order: black, grey, brown, white, with a olive green thrown in if I can get that option. Thinking about it makes me think its a bit boring, but I think I would rather always have a match then not. When presented with an affordable fat pack I choose the fat pack, and will sometimes not even buy the item until I can afford it. Fat packs can be great like this if the designer has a set palette they design with, and bonus if its a palette that works with other stores palettes, you really get mileage out of its use.
I have these lovely Olimpia pants from LeLutka’s spring line in white. They feature these billowy prim pant legs that have nice soft look to them. I find they are suited perfectly to DeLa’s Vivian Blouse in white, which comes with this amazing high collar, and structured prim sleeves, and even a billowy prim back.
Prim parts can be frustrating at first look these days, with the newer Second Life viewers, and the various graphics cards out there, and lets not even go into various glitches. I find the biggest interference with prim parts these days is the face light. I know many people have had it with face lights in general due to the fact they are running scripts, too bright, too primmy. Yes, you can look awesome, but play with your lighting presets, and consider how many people are using presets to make you look good or actually looking at you. Do you really think you teleport into a sim and those countless green dots on the mini map are all turning their views to admire you, stunningly highlighted in the glow of your face lamp. Um no, and if they are looking at you its to right click, and Im you about turning your face light off. (Shhh…Whimsy’s in a 12 step lace light recovery program) The fastest way to get over your face light addiction is to find yourself knee deep in clothes with prim parts that will discolor under face lights. Many designers have made clothes suited towards windlight, or taking into consideration people wear lights. You may find that due to a number of reasons your prim parts are a different color then your outfit. Double check the edit box on them, for instance, my pants here had a slight grey tint that worked with my face light, but since I no longer wear it I had to remove the tint to have the prim parts match. You may even need to add a tint in some cases to prim parts.
To make these pants work with this particular shirt I needed to wear a corset, or at least a very wide belt, as the shirt is empire waisted and the pants had a nice finishing prim pant top that was optional. I was happy to be able to use my Pixel Dolls knit belt on the jacket layer to break up the expanse of white. Had I wanted to begin mixing in another color this was the perfect opportunity, but I am such a fan of black I had to go with it. When you wear this many prim parts you need to consider how you are balanced out prim wise with shape, The Boulevard Bag from Paper Couture was a choice I went with due to shape, and texture. I liked the all over logo design repeat, and the barrel shape. No doubt you have one of these tucked away in inventory, and with the palette they used spring is a great time to pull them out, specially in pastels.
Sasy Scarborough clued me into these sexy mules called Nana from enkythings when we went out birthday shopping. She and I discussed at length (poor Gary had to stand in the store and listen-he’s such a trooper) how wonderful these are and specially worn with lingerie. The texture on them is soft, making it perfect for wearing with soft fabrics, or giving a soften look to your outfit. I was able to wear my Envy jewelry set from Glamurena with this, it was the first time I had worn it since purchase, and it loved the effect of the long pearls with the high collar of my shirt, and the earrings dangling beyond the ends of my hair.
My hair is Sienna by Aden in Hazel. Aden recently closed his store after marking down all his hair for sale. There is still an outlet called Wigs by Aden, but only older styles are there, but worth a look as the Amy Winehouse style and the Spice Girls styles are here among others. I wore one of the Spice Girls styles in one of my early blog posts here. This style of hair is great with high collars, and structured shoulder lines. Many hair stores have similar styles, off hand I can think Aveda, ETD, Armidi, some curly bobs as seen at Cake, and Detour would work, even the Bang Bang at lamb Ms. Sasy proclaimed that day was all hers so I couldn’t wear it. I finished off my look with Opal Guardian Moon Cuff from Balderdash, a nicely detailed cuff bracelet, and my LeLutka Sunglasses in white.
Items & Teleports:
Hair: Aden – Sienna (Hazel) [Purchased]
Skin: Redgrave – 01 Leticia Tan Skin – oldrose [Purchased]
Sunglasses: LeLutka -Sunglasses – White [Bloggers Pack]
Earrings: Glamurena – Envy – Black Pearl And Feather Jewellery Set [Purchased]
Necklace: Glamurena – Envy – Black Pearl And Feather Jewellery Sett [Purchased]
Blouse: DeLa – Blouse – Vivian – White [Purchased]
I love sweater dresses, and wrap dresses, and v-neck lines, so I am over the moon with some new releases, and pulled out some things I already owned to see how well they will all work together in my fall wardrobe. Most recently PixelDolls, Adam n Eve, and Novocaine have released dresses along these lines, some favorites I already owned are from Vitamin Ci, Karamia, and Icing, and I just discovered So Many Styles. I can’t wait to pull together some more accessories and some handbags to complete these looks, I so regret having not picked up the fatpacks of Maitreya Dune boots too thus far. After photographing all of these, it became quite clear I really need to stock up more on tights, and stockings, and boots-I am a firm believer in you can never have enough boots. But I discovered my latest item to obsess over and wear until the pixels fade, a pair of freebie stockings from Sheer-the wrinkled ones.
Can I gush enough about the wrinkled stockings from Sheer? PixelDolls has a number of dresses they have released recently that are stylish, Cashmere shown in Moss, and Cozy shown in Crimson. Hair by PixelSalon, located at PixelDolls is Melora which comes with a colorchangable Hud, and other Color Huds are available for $100 each separately. I’m also wearing JayWalk’s Liah Boots in Onyx. Tights and stockings from Sheer, and G.L.A.M, both free gifts instore. The G.L.A.M tights are tintable, and the store is also known as VG Republic. Teleports: PixelDollsG.L.A.MSheerJayWalk
Adam n Eve just released the Clement Sweater Dresses, shown here in Teal and Red. The teal dress is shown with PixelSalon’s Apollonia hair (color hud), Paper Couture Tights (free store gift), and Maitreya’s Bloom Boots in White. The red dress is shown with PixelSalon’s Melora hair, Sheer’s Zebra stockings (free gift), and Gracile’s City Girl boots, which are color/texture changeable shown in White Snakeskin. Teleports: Adam n EvePixelSalonMaitreyaSheerGracile
So Many Styles was a fun find this week, I went on a hunt for sweater and wrap dresses and found this in search, so shame on me for not reading all my Fashion Consolidated notices as they are a vendor. The Sweater Dress in Blue is shown with PixelSalon’s Apollonia hair, with G.L.A.M’s tights, and Gracile’s City Girl boots. The Sporty Dress in black I wasn’t initially going to blog, and thought I would have to contact the owner, as there is a slightest of gaps at the seams where the shirt meets the pant at the waist. After going over all the items I purchased at So Many Styles, I mentioned it to another designer who told me about a current Second Life glitch that will make this happen. She recommended waiting a bit and checking it again, and showed me on her designs this was happening occasionally but it stops after awhile. So Many Styles appears to be well constructed, as you can see they do nice shadow and highlights so they really do know what they are doing, after careful consideration, I am choosing to accept based on the quality of their pieces that this is the glitch not the designers fault. But since I am blogging it I do want people to be aware if they see this at this store or elsewhere to consider the designers work before rushing to send notecards for fixes. I would recommend this store to anyone, they have a lot of great clothes, and even some cool African turbans if you have been hunting for them. The Sporty Dress in black features lovely prim sleeves, I love the stripes going down them, and the contrast around the hems. It was hard not to buy the fatpack, but alas lindens no longer grow on trees for some of us. Shown with PixelSalon hair and Gracile Boots already mentioned. Teleports: So Many StylesG.L.A.M.PixelSalonGracile
New release from Novocaine on the right is the Genevieve Long Sweater in honey, they released a number of colors, and this with its prim sleeves, skirt, and most especially the color changeable belt make it worthy purchase. Shown with PixelSalon hair, G.L.A.M. tights, and JayWalk’s Liah Boot in Mahogany. On the left is Vitamin Ci‘s Terry in brown, no glitch pants with this so pair it with some fun panties, borrow another items glitch pants, or make your own. Also shown with G.L.A.M tights, PixelSalon hair, and Adam n Eve’s Skai boots in Chocolate. Teleports: Adam n EvePixelSalonG.L.A.MJayWalkNovocaineVitamin Ci
Two chic dresses from Icing and Karamia! Icing’s Pinstripe Princess (can’t beleive I almost bought this twice-I liked it so much when I saw it I forgot I owned it already, I swear you HAVE to shop with your inventory open) shown with PixelSalon hair, and Gracile City Girl boots this time in Red. Karamia’s wrap dress is a long standing favorite of mine, featuring lots of primwork, and I desperately have craved in a million other colors too, but alas it only comes in black. Shown with the stockings it comes with, and JayWalk’s Liah boots in Onyx. Teleports: IcingKaramiaPixelSalonJayWalk
What I really liked about the majority of these dresses is that they came with the bodices on multiple layers so you can wear them with coats, and jackets, they all had great prim parts. All skin shown here is Adam n Eve Skin – Persephone t3 – Make up Purr. Available at Adam n Eve.