Posts Tagged ‘DUBOO’

h1

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!

Read the rest of this entry ?

h1

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
h1

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…)

Read the rest of this entry ?

h1

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
h1

Out with the Old, Out with the New

December 15, 2009

And by “out”, I mean out of the closet.  A total mix up of old and new today, but all beloved.  AND all serving one purpose… to set the mood for a day of hideous decorating.  I am actually too cheap to spend money on SL Christmas décor this year… that would take money out of my fashion budget, you know?  So that means I have been trotting out alllll sorts of hideously out of date SL decorations from years past.  Interesting in a historical way?  Yes.  Pretty?  Errr.  Ummmm.  Not usually. (What was I thinking??)

Anyhow, I will forge on with the FASHION notes, because unlike my plaid and poinsettia wreath there, I feel very sure that these clothes are perfectly lovely.  I’ll concentrate on the new…

First up: the mittens.  I cannot go another second without talking about my love for these big, wooly, embroidered things!  They were bought on a random visit to Frippery thanks to one holiday hunt or another, and they are new and completely wonderful.  You can’t see it here, but each mitten is embroidered differently.  I would apologize for my ill-chosen pose not showing you both hands, but then again… now you have a surprise waiting for you when you buy yours.

Second: the SOCKS.  Not revolutionary, you say? What would you think if I told you I plucked them off a TREE?  A sock TREE?   Aha!  I knew I would get your interest.  Slow Kitchen has hit on an irresistible Christmas idea: socks on a tree, just L$20 each.  Fatpacks for just L$80.  Amazing selection, from the ordinary (like these) to the truly original and amazing.  Different bulks, different materials, different lengths… it is the most sock fun ever.

More new details: Christmas glasses!  Leave it to Duboo to do the most funky, cool little Christmas glasses, and then offer them up in 3 variations WITH 3 Christmas tights as well.  Completely wonderful.  Plus, they have an option to attach on the left ear, which left me room for candy cane and eyelashes as well.  Huzzah!

Oooo, that reminds me: candy cane.  A Sanu interactive toy that not only looks great, but is kooky and fun for you and friends to play with by just clicking it.  Perfect for Christmas!

So, there you have it… another red and green outfit for your files.  Eventually I *will* want to wear other colors.  Just… not today.  After all, I am the best decorated thing in the house!  Heh.

Go have fun decorating yourselves, and I will see you soon!  MUAH!

Details
Skin: LeLutka, Eclat Light in makeup 1
Hair: Miau Haus, Saeya hair in Saucy Red
Sweater: PBI, the Afternoon in fern
Jacket: Muism, Fur Leather Jacket in red
Scarf: Michami, Ebba Scarf in green
Mittens: Frippery, ET Christmas Morning in red
Shorts: Niniko, Rollup Jeans in red
Belt: Maitreya, Old Belt in black
Socks: Slow Kitchen, mix knit socks in green
Glasses: Duboo, Santa’s gift glasses 2
Candy Cane:  Sanu, Interactive Candy Cane in apple
h1

Study Break

August 20, 2009

A couple of casual study looks today, pulled together from some new favorite pieces.  Some are new releases, some are just new to me, but all of them are ready for the library for a little studying, and then out for a couple of pitchers afterwards.  🙂

Outfit 1

OK, so a bare midriff may not be ideal for helping fellow students concentrate, but this new release from Decoy deserves a blank canvas!  It is an exquisitely detailed piece, and I love the cropped length, zipper action, and the nicely done prim sleeves.  The second highlight here for me is the messenger bag from Cherry.  This is total mod-fest!  You can choose the bag print, the leather color, and even choose the three pins on the flap.  Woot!  Fun for lots of moods and looks, and I love the messenger bag look, an oft-neglected bag type in SL.  I couldn’t resist the very-much-blogged Genius Peepers from Miel, either.  The tape on the bridge is so cute, and not overdone, and every single bit of this is color changeable, too.  The other new thing here is the Pink Fuel skin.  Sooooooo super sweet, with a fresh and rosy complexion and the most adorable freckles– squee!

Outfit 2

A little more color here, but just as comfy for pulling an all-nighter, no?  This whole look is based around a pair of pants I bought at Niniko a couple months ago, and for some reason have never blogged!  What a crime!  These are such an adorable mish mash of patterns, and the silhouette is simple and current, and it comes with a pretty great belt, too.  I used this opportunity to put on a new acquisition of mine, the super tight, short cardigan from Pig.  Gawwwd, I love Pig!  It looks so casually chic over this adorable Jellyfish tee from Duboo, a Designer’s United event piece.  The cutey-patootie hair from Ohmai makes me smile whenever I wear it, and I think it has met its soulmate in cuteness with these Miel flats.  How is it possible for pixels to look so comfy and squooshy??  LOVE!

So, study hard, drink lots of coffee, speed type the last six pages of your paper on your laptop, and at 2 am head out to the ‘Stend for a couple shots of tequila with the boys of Pi Kappa Alpha!

(Ohhh, can you sense my nostalgia for college creeping in?  I loved study breaks!)

Happy shopping!

Outfit ONE
Skin: Pink Fuel, Raine in Almond
Hair: lamb, Egomaniacal
Jacket: Decoy, Kelsey Jacket in Blue
Pants: Dutch Touch, Sport Pants in brown grey
Shoes: Detour, Kickflip Sneakers in brown
BagCherry, Hannah Vintage Messenger bag
Necklace: ICoN, BM Necklace in brown
Belt: Maitreya, Coin Belt in brown
Glasses: Miel, Genius Peepers
Outfit TWO
Skin: Fishy Strawberry, Daphne Skin in Latte
Hair: Ohmai, Toppee in Ginger
Tshirt: DUBOO, Jellylove tee
Sweater: Pig, Ladies Like Flowers in electric blue
PantsNiniko, marine pants
Shoes: Miel, Ant Flats in Razzmatazz
Bracelet: Bonita’s Jewelry, Teal Bead Single Wrap Bracelet
h1

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)

Read the rest of this entry ?