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Ay, Caramba!

June 28, 2010

Summertime heat is here.  Kinda makes a girl want to sizzle, no?  So, here I am, ready for a sultry night of dancing on the beaches of some South American paradise.

One last thing– I don’t have a dance partner.  Hmmmm.  What to DO?  Guess I’ll be conducting auditions of broad-shouldered Latin gods to hold me close and teach me how to samba.  (By appointment only, contact Jenopolis.  🙂 )

Outfit details
Top: Beetlebones, Shake Your Tail Feathers in hunter green
Skirt: Zaara, Larin skirt in forest splash
Shoes: Coco, Multicolored Sandals in gold
Necklace: Deco, Fandangle Necklace in olive
Skin: Curio, Vixen in Petal, 24K
Hair: W&Y, Hair 101 in black
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Here Comes the Bride

September 14, 2009

Saturday is my wedding day.  (Yayyy!  Happy Jen!)

Things are getting very hectic, though, so I will not be able to post for a few weeks.  (Boooo!  Sad Jen!)

In honor of my pending nuptuals and the topic that seems to be consuming every corner of my mind these days, I wanted to put together a couple of wedding looks.

here comes

This dress from Lurve is a winner!  The detail in the texture is great… you can almost feel the weight of the fabric, and the silkiness.  See it?

I do

I adore the little feathery sweetness at the bustline, too.  The silhouette is grand, but not over the top, and it really lends itself to many kinds of weddings.  As with most SL wedding dresses, there are a variety of skirt options, and I have chosen the biggest here.  It was the only one I “lurved” really.  🙂

bouquet

And can we talk about this bouquet for a minute??  Exquisite!  I have to say, I was not a fan of LaPointe and BastChild‘s whole mega mall set up, and it was hard shopping there, but amidst all the flotsam and jetsam there were these gorgeous bouquets– WITH all sorts of fun wedding options attached!  Poses, throwing, etc.  OK, just posing and throwing.  But you get my drift…

Now… on to a vixen of a bride:

chapel

Hmmm.  From this angle, she doesn’t look so vixeny, I admit.  But I had to start off by showing you this train and bustle.  Oooooo, I love the bustle!  This dress from VictoriaV showcases V’s rightfully famous workmanship.  The attachments barely need any adjusting, and the skirt comes in a million different choices– again, this is the biggest.  The veil is from VictoriaV as well, a simple thing called the Erin that seemed to me went nicely with this simple and sexy dress.  Ohhh, and speaking of sexy:

happy bride

HERE you can see the corseting and plunging neckline and fitted bodice that make me squee!  Yes, she is a vixen all right, but not a slut.  There is a difference, no?  I love the way this works with the Poseidon pearls set, a great find from luc that I wear alllll the time, though never quite as nicely as here with this bridal look!  And instead of a full bouquet, I added in a lovely lily cuff from creamshop.  Ohhh, creamshop– how I adore you.

So… that is it, my sweets!  Next time I post, it will be as a married lady, but I solemnly promise no less squeeing and frivolity than my single self indulged in!  (For better or worse, eh?)

See you very soon… until then, check out the details below.  MUAHHHH!

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Dress and Headpiece: Lurve, In Devotion wedding dress
Bouquet: LaPointe and BastChild, Lily and Rose Claret Bouquet
Hair: Maitreya, Harlow in ginger
Skin: Curio, Beach 2 in Petal with Seahorse makeup
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Dress: VictoriaV, Mouline Rouge in white
Headpiece: VictoriaV, Erin in white
Hair: Waffles, 50k in caramel
Skin: LAQ, Jessica
Necklace: luc, Poseidon’s Pearls
Bracelet: creamshop, Lily cuff
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Date Night

August 28, 2009

It’s Friday, and that means date night!  Yayyy!  Well, it is a bittersweet date night for me tonight, actually, since tomorrow morning I’m leaving my sweetie here in Portugal for two weeks, to visit with my family in the States and get all the final preparations together for our wedding day there.  I guess that deserves another YAY!  But I wish we didn’t have to be apart until just four days before the wedding… no more dates until the honeymoon!

So, you have caught me in a pretty mushy mood today, and my post is an outfit appropriate for a last date before the big day.  We met and started our relationship in SL, so this is a little tribute to him, my wonderful guy and almost hubby…

date night

closer

*mush mush mush*

Enough of that!  Now I have to go find a dress for the RL date.  Hmmm… I think chances are slim I will find anything as wonderful and sexy as this bijou gold dress, but– a girl’s gotta try!  🙂

I’ll be back and posting in just a couple of days– until then, happy shopping, and happy date night for you and your own loved one!!

Details and Slurls
Dress: bijou, Addict in gold
Stockings: Opium, cuban black stockings with seam (just L$1!)
Shoes: Courtisane, Marquise Sandals in brown
Bag: Baiastice, Crocodile bag in gold
Necklace: luc, Conessa in onyx and gold
Bracelet: Miel, SOL bracelet
Hair: Clawtooth, Timeless Glamour in orange you glad
SkinLAQ, April in milky
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Hodgepodge of Style

August 26, 2009

I honestly can’t believe how much happens in a single day or two of SL time… I took the weekend off, and spent yesterday shopping to see all the things my group notices told me I missed! 🙂

One of those notices alerted me to a new sugarcube store in Hodgepodge.  Yayy!  So I started at sugarcube and spent a lovely couple of hours scouring the whole Hodgepodge shopping sim.  In the end, I threw these outfits together based on the inspiration from alllll the great stuff I found.

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The hair here is from bffae, a new store that has some very very cute styles!  Here, I have used their Doll Babe, featuring a lovely bun on the top, and Retro Girl, a nice shag with seriously great bangs.  I am looking forward to seeing more from these guys!

The red dress is from Karamia, and I could not resist the bubbleskirt or the flouncy big sleeves.  It just looks like it would be soooo comfortable as well as chic!  The stripes are a lovely texture, with subtle shading up and down the dress.  I used the big, open neckline to spotlight another find from a store in Hodgepodge: Addict‘s appropriately named Doll Necklace.  That store makes me smile, with all the clever and unique accessories!

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The second outfit is almost entirely thanks to sugarcube.  Ahhhhh, sugarcube, what have I done to deserve you??  🙂  Yayyyyy a thousand times to this jacket and ruffled shirt, actually found at the Black Market sim, not Hodgepodge.  I can’t say anything about them that you can’t see for yourself, so I will let them express their own utter awesomeness.  The skirt *is* one I picked up at the Hodgepodge sugarcube store, and the bubble and waist are simply lovely– so versatile, I am not ashamed to say I bought all four colors!

To accent the sugarcube outfit with a bit of color, I surrendered to splurging on shoes at Periquita.  I was so delighted by the way these styles effortlessly walk the line between uniquely creative and simple and wearable.  Really outstanding!  To top it off, the shoes have a HUD that lets you customize each pair in many ways: sole, straps, texture, size, etc.  Wow!  All that, and I felt like I was really getting a bargain, in the end…

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And finally, I brought out two new skins from KA Designs, from the new Glow collection.  They really live up to the name– truly luminous and subtle.  I especially like the detail on the Charlize face, with the small beauty marks on the pale skin.  Lovely!

That’s it for now… happy shopping, and see you soon!

Details
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Hair: bffae, Doll Babe in Carrot
Skin: KA Designs, Charlize 2 in pale
Dress: Karamia, Jersey Tunic in red
Necklace: Addict, Doll Necklace
Leg Warmers: BAX, Wool legwarmer in night
Bracelet: Hoot, Cherry Blossom Bracelet
Shoes: Maitreya, Slinky Stilettos in black
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Hair: bffae, Retro Babe in Carrot
Skin: KA Designs, Eris in Sunkissed
Shirt: sugarcube, Ruffled Silk Shirt
Jacket: sugarcube, Peplum Jacket
Skirt: sugarcube, Powder Skirt in grey
Leggings: !Ohmai,  Basics Sheer Leggings
Shoes: Periquita, Too Too Shoes
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Designers United… for Jellyfish!

August 16, 2009

Get ready to squee: yesterday the Designer’s United Event opened!  This time the theme was Jellyfish, a very appropriate theme for August in my neck of the woods.  The range of creations is amazing… everything from poses to hair to clothing and accessories, with some interpretations of jellyfish being more literal than others.  In any case, the proof is in the Lindens– I could not reel in my shopping impulses and I promptly bought out the whole store of things for my virtual closet.

Is that crazy of me?  You be the judge:

Bustier

close up bustier

First off– the skin.  JM:Mai has created two versions of a Jellyfish skin, and this one is called water.  It is utterly lovely, with freckles and a translucent glow that really does recall the look of a jellyfish, but in a non-costumey, flattering and wearable way.   The makeup on the face is all courtesy of the skin, but the tattoo below the neck is not.  That is an adorably affordable creation from Duboo, rendering Jellyfish as cartoonish and colorful things which… well, I would like to IMAGINE they are.

Adding to the adorable factor of this outfit is the uber-fun two tone hair from Ohmai, which has my fave ginger as the base with a big streak of lemony yellow threaded in the braid from the back.  There are other color combinations available, too, and the style is so hipster and does mimic jellyfishy tentacles very cleverly.

The bustier top is from This is a Fawn, and while it is not the most literal of jellyfish interpretations, it certainly is squeelicious and has great gradiation of colors and texture!  I paired that with some freebie tights from Royal Blue, and some genius poofer shorts from Gigi, for a funky little hipster Jelly girl look.

(Another outfit and all the slurls, after the jump)

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