Archive for the ‘Dresses’ Category

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Feast Your Eyes

July 13, 2010

Prim eyelashes. *sigh* Is there anything more fiddly for the SL fashionista to fit?  I have two pairs that I wear routinely, mainly because they already fit and I can’t be bothered to spend time on others.  That is, until yesterday.  Yesterday, you see, I made it a mission of mine not to be such a wimp. Fashion is so eeeeeeasy in SL, it is easy to get lazy about it.  Buy it, wear it, mix it, layer it… a few little clicks.  But in real life, fashion is suffering: be it 4 inch heels or starving into a season of miniskirts.  It was high time for Jenopolis to pay the price of looking good.

So– here are three stellar eyelash sets which I fitted myself in an unusual display of patience and mild suffering.  Not that they are perfect… I’m not THAT good with details.  But I did step back afterwards and think– dang!  Worth the time.  They are pretty amazing little pieces of art.

Also– as a little extra treat for the eyelash work, I featured some thrifty finds of mine from the last week or so.  Including a gorgeous 100L skin!  Enjoy…

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Festivals of Flowers and Stars

July 5, 2010

For me, summer festivals are the bestest part of the season.  Sure, I love the beach and vacation and lazing around on weekends drinking beer at barbecues.  But there is something perfectly wonderful about wandering around a festival with a crispy sugary piece of fried dough, browsing through shop stalls, playing games of chance, and people watching.  *happy sigh*

You will understand, then, why I am so FREAKING excited by the plethora of summer fashion festivals all over SL these days.  I haven’t been able to cover them all yet, or even the very biggest (that will be its own post).  Today I am highlighting two of my smaller, quirky faves.   Not just because they are filled with excellent shopping– though they are.  The design and feel of these festivals is so… *happy sigh*.  Believe me, you will have fun!

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World Cup Fever

June 26, 2010

I am a girl with a fever these days, and it comes from an unexpected place.  Not new shoes, not lingerie, not a trip to Paris.  My fever comes from South Africa– I have been entirely caught up in the World Cup this year.  This is a real first for me, since my idea of fun does not usually– or ever– involve organized sports.  But I am living in Europe now and I have been completely swept up with the passion and the style and the ohmygod of it all.

So, here it is– a love note and a GO GETUM to my boys of the USA, right before they face Ghana this evening.  Will be cheering for you, and will be looking good doing it!  🙂

Speaking of which… I am at the stadium in my own version of red white and blue. The credit for the enormous and completely BLUE foam finger goes to Reek. Genius work!  And the color is completely mod, so root for whichever team you like.  Another big LURVE goes out to duboo, and the darling Newreem, for some amazing work on these tights– and they are entirely apropos for the World Cup!

The dress is my WHITE, and is one of the most versatile dresses I have ever bought.  It is from Fawn, and rides the rail right between sexeh and indie SO well.  It also creates just the right amount of cleavage to show off the Yummy necklace!

Finally, the RED would have to be my hair, of course!  This time, it’s Clawtooth, and the reddy red shade is a new one for me, called Valentine.  It was a 50L grab at one point in the last couple weeks, and I am really taken with it.

So– that’s all for now.  Good luck to your own team, whoever they may be, and happy shopping! (during non-game hours only, of course…)

Outfit details
Top/Dress: This is a Fawn, Deep V-neck Dress in white
Tights: Duboo, We Are the World leggings
Shoes: Akeyo, Chuck Lowtop (open laces)
Foam Finger: Reek, Foam Finger
Necklace: Yummy, Together Necklace
Skin: Rockberry, Willow in F natural
Hair: Clawtooth, Blue Velvet in valentine
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Funky Fraulein

June 10, 2010

I would have titled this one “Cranky Fraulein,” but that doesn’t have quite the same ring to it.

Yeah, mid-week crankiness abounds, and I was working it out by going through my inventory and trying on a bunch of things that had been languishing, frankly.  I had a whole folder of Modd.G stuff which I had barely tried on– including this fabulous, over the top dress.  After the dress came the new(ish) Maitreya hair with slouchy beret, and suddenly I had visions of meadows of milk cows and fashion-forward leiderhosen.  Am I wrong??

So, here it is.  An outfit borne of closet raiding, and which DID serve to get me over the funk I was in.

Aha!  Funk.  Funky Fraulein.  It comes full circle. 🙂

MUAH!  Hope your day is going beautifully.  Happy shopping!

Outfit details
Dress: Modd.G, Lydiah Summer Dress in ocean mint
Tee: fri.day, Longsleeve layering tee in white
Shoes: Truth, Newtown Wedge in nightshade
Necklace: luc, Flora Medallion Disc
Anklets: Maitreya, Anklets in violet 2
Hair: Maitreya, Sasha in ginger
Skin: Pink Fuel, Skye Honey in electrocute
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Sweet Little Pookie

June 8, 2010

Reason number 112 why SL is an outstanding place to live:  You can gorge yourself on sweets all you like, and still fit into all of your haute couture.  Wooohoo!

If you have a sweet tooth that needs some attending to, I strongly suggest you take a stroll over to Pookie Promenade, suetabulous yootz’s clever and cutey shopping mall.  Her Pookie Patisserie there is yummmmmmilicious, and the eating animations are a total riot!!  But the pixelated cupcakes aren’t the only sugary confections there– this collection of stores is absolutely the most sweet, yummy, girly, fun little band of fashion stalls I have run across in a long time.  It inspired a truly little girl mood, complete with squealing and a decided lack of self control as I parted with my Lindens… and stuffed my face.

(details, squees, and slurls after the jump…)

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Summer in the City

June 4, 2010

Hello… hello…. HELLOOO!  🙂  I’m back, and I have missed you so much, you lovelies!!

I can’t stand to miss summer in the virtual city, so I came back to get myself a spanking new SL loft with a fantastic view.  Once that was done, I hope you can guess what came next: foraging around my favorite ol’ shops. And Friday was certainly a good day to choose to come back, dontcha think??  What a wonderful welcome home!  I kiss you on the mouth, 50L$ Fridays! Love!

I apologize in advance for the brevity of this post… I have lots of catching up to do, though, in world, and as much as I would love to gab and gush in detail about all of these things, for once I’m gonna let the pics speak for themselves.  (with slurls and deets below…)

But, short though this is, I promise to be back with lots more… lots and lots and lots more.  Do you know how much fashion you miss after a whole four month break??  It is downright SCANDALOUS.

MUAH– see you soon, and happy shopping!

Outfit details

Dress: Tiny Bird, Painted Flower Dress in nude (50L Friday!)
Shoes: Decoy, Alexa Heels in casual
Necklace: (Yummy), Portrait Necklace
Clutch: Coco, Clutch bag in silver
Hair: @Waffles!, Fargo eats tofu in caramel
Skin: BEBAE, Delilah in Cinna


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Granny Goodness

January 8, 2010

I’m not sure if it is a theme, or the cozy-feeling time of year, or just a coincidence, but a LOT of this week’s 50L Friday stuff makes me think of raiding my grandma’s closet for treasures.  That is a very good thing, in my humble opinion– take a look for yourself.

Tyranny Designs is offering up a cutie little dress inspired by “Aunt Gertrude”.  I’m not sure my elderly relatives would ever be caught in such a short little thing… and I would rather not envision it.  Nonetheless!  It is a super cute little frock and there is a strong whiff of vintage about it, for sure.  Kyoot‘s 50L prize seems perfectly intended to make sure you don’t get a chill, even with tiny skirts– winter leggings in two adorable prints.  I am wearing the flowers, and there is a more delicate print of vines in similar colors.  To top it off, a knit cap and hair set from Aitui.  Really cool style and a color change beanie, but it made me sad not to see any redhead selection for my 50L!  😦

Not part of the sale: some boots with cozy knit legwarmers from Surf Couture that I would marry, if I could.  LOVE them.  As do almost everyone else, since I see them everywhere!  Normally, that diminishes my love for SL items, but in this case… not a bit.  🙂  Oh!  And one last shout out, for the Duboo glasses, a cherry on the granny cake and a new fetish for me.   Lurve.

So until next time, kiddos– make Granny proud, and get down to do your 50L shopping before the day is out.  I’ll see you soon!

Outfit details
Skin: Curio, Elf in Petal, Snug makeup
Hair: Aitui, Ease long in blonde
Glasses: Duboo, Choucream glasses
Dress: Tyranny Designs, Auntie Gertrude Dress
Undershirt: fri.day, longsleeve layering tee in brown
Tights: Kyoot, Cozy floral tights
Boots: Surf Couture, Elsa boots in brown