Sunday, March 30, 2008
Saturday, March 29, 2008
The outfit consists of a top, shorts (underskirt) and both a slim prim mini and a flexi mini. I had a bit of trouble adjusting the prim mini, but I always do - probably why I prefer flexis with my shape. That said, most folks won't have the problems that I did. The dress comes in 6 colors to satisfy any preference - red, green, silver, white, blue and gold - and a fatpack for those who just can't decide. Each color is L$300 purchased separately or in the "Brat Pack" containing all colors for L$1200.
On the left:
Sweater - Woolpulli (Black) by LeeZu Baxter Designs
Skirt - Snakeskin (Red) by Adam 'n' Eve
Boots - Dune (Red) by Maitreya
Stockings - Pink Tartan Sheer Stockings by LaPointe Designs
Shoes - O Wedge (Black) by Stiletto Moody
Hair - Pompadour (Black) by Zero Style (both shots)
Tattoo - Gecko by Mu Mei Do (Muisim) (both shots)
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Since the goal is to be able to take one outfit and go several places without a change of wardrobe, I started out with the straight party dress look, pairing the bright spring colors with a pair of black stilettos to match the retro black detailing. A quick change of hair, a short jacket and soft boots and it's an entirely different look. The dress itself is only L$250, required virtually no adjustment and simply looks terrific - especially for gals like me with a ton of black accessories.
Outfit - Pink Fantasy by Baiastice
Shoes - Tie Me Up (Black/Black) by Stiletto Moody
Hair - Pompadour (Black) by Zero Style
Monday, March 24, 2008
The pantsuit comes in 5 colors including Gold, Sea, Rose, Lilac and Sky, with the different names referring to the shirt colors. Rather than a single pant included with all the different shirts, the colors of the associated pants are coordinated to the shirt color, so while Sea comes with blue, the Lilac shirt is paired with a rich chocolate pant. Very nice detail there which will probably have me back in the future for a few more colors. At L$400, I expect to get a lot of wear and combinations out of both the outfit and the separate pieces to make it a great addition to my closet.
On the left:
Outfit - Dakota Pantsuit (Sea) by Casa del Shai
Boots - Dune (Teal) by Maitreya
Sunday, March 23, 2008
For some great art for everyone's body - iNFLiCT Republic.
Friday, March 21, 2008
For those wondering which, what, when and where - so far I have done the Philotic Energy hunt (6 eggs with some cool stuff), parts of the massive Sim to Sim hunt (105 eggs across 20 sims), the Earthstones hunt (7 eggs including one for the guys) and I'm planning to start the Tuli multi-sim hunt this evening. So far the results have been as expected - some good, some not so good, some exactly my style, some decidedly not. What I've enjoyed the most is picking some examples work by designers I've not tried yet while still getting some goodies from my favorites.
Happy holiday weekend to all!
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
With one stunning exception (like everyone else who blogged it, I just couldn't resist Nicky Ree's Mara in Ruby Red), I focused on designers who were new to me, collecting landmarks to stores I wanted to visit, soaking up the atmosphere and taking notes. I expect to spend most of my time for the next few days there, taking a closer look and picking up as many clothes as my budget allows. When you head over to the fair, be sure and minimize your prims and remove any HUDs to make the fair smoother for everyone.
The RFL 2008 Clothing Fair sims are Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring - start in any of them and just work your way through.
Monday, March 17, 2008
The Short Leather Jacket is exactly that - with short prim sleeves and collar and an open style that lends it to topping a myriad of outfits. The jacket comes in 6 colors - Blue, Brown, Red, Bright Grey, Grey and Black - and match perfectly to coordinate with the majority of the other Cubic Effect separates. I bought this to wear over my burgeoning shirt collection, but quickly found myself putting it on with short skirts, long skirts, shorts, you name it. The jacket sells for $380 per color, but don't expect to teleport in and out with that being your only purchase.
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Saturday, March 15, 2008
I was so excited when I saw this skirt because I knew it was what I had been searching for to pair with DE Designs Tango Spring 08 blouse. The skirt also comes with a matching thigh belt that peeks out from under the skirt to add a little extra "umph" (not that it doesn't have it's own) and the lace edging is a terrific touch. For L$100 , I admit that I bought two and am so happy to have done so (and will probably go back to finish out my set).
On the left:
Shirt - Tango Spring 08 Blouse (Black) by DE Designs
Skirt - Flirt Skirt (Blacks) by Kiki's Closet
Boots - Bot's Black by Storm Schmooz
Friday, March 14, 2008
Switch things up with a soft sweater and warm boots and you are ready for exploring, relaxing by the fire or just hanging out at your favorite joint with friends. The skirt is sold as a separate and, while there are similar skirts at Kyoot Army in a variety of colors, the Snake Charmer Skirt is one of a kind. For your L$250, you get a lot of options in a single skirt (2 pants on different layers and a prim skirt) - I found it looked great with nearly any height of shoe, from thigh to toe. It also mixes well with almost any earthy neutral color.
On the left:
Shirt - Snake Charmer Shirt by Kyoot Army
Skirt - Snake Charmer Skirt by Kyoot Army
Shoes - Barbed Wire Stilettos by Sentou Yousei
Thursday, March 13, 2008
This is one of the new releases and has much to thank the Foxy Slingback for in terms of structure, but sets itself apart with the scalloped edging and ribbon accent paired with a soft bling and a multifaceted texture. These shoes are great from a distance but really deserve a tight zoom to get a feeling for the incredible detail they incorporate. The Elegant Slingbacks come in Silver Twinkle, Black Twinkle, Pink Twinkle, Ruby Red, Rose Gold and Pink Moc Croc for L$975 per pair. Never fear, they will turn out to be one of your least expensive investments when you factor in the cost per wearing once you realize you just don't want to take them off.
Dress - Mourning Minnu Gown by Kyoot Army
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
There are eight beautifully textured color choices - yellow, red, white, pink, teal, gold, black and royal blue. The prim skirt comes in large and small sizes, but for me both the collar and the skirt needed a bit of adjusting - which may well be a function of my shape more than the dress. In all seriousness, this is a dress that comes in so many colors and with a style so clean and classic there is almost nowhere it wouldn't fit in and stand out at the same time. Add in the versatility of mixing the top with other skirts and pants and you have a bargain at L$235 per color (no fatpacks).
This is the direct teleport to Gisaci, but be sure and see all the Armidi stores while you are there.
Shorts - Jeanius (Black) by Veschi
Shoes - Foxy Slingback (Black) by Stiletto Moody
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Vincent almost never painted himself as an artist. Most of his self portraits are painted in a more sketchy way and show only his face.
This painting shows much more detail and was signed by the artist prominently, which means that he was quite pleased with it.
Saturday, March 8, 2008
I've edited in the details on the shirt release, but noticed while I was there that there is a Helena set in a deep rich burgundy now that has me drooling. Thanks so much, Myllie!
Friday, March 7, 2008
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Options, almost too many options here. 5 jackets, 4 scarves (which include a matching necklace), 3 skirts, 3 shirts, 2 hats - yikes! You can mix and match among the outfit's various colors and separates or pull out any combination to add in with other clothes in your closet. I personally couldn't wait to put the white top over my leather pants and barbed wire boots, but controlled myself and played around with the outfit for a while first. The prim sleeves are in two separate layers with the upper providing the puffy sleeves at the top and the bottom being a cascade of ruffles.
On the left
Shirt - Tietop Boro Bolero (Blue) by Bare Rose Tokyo
Pants - Sarrouel Pants (Black) by Cubic Effect
Shoes - ChiChi Pumps (black w/ blue) by Maitreya
Belt - Aoife Belt by HUSKY GFX
Pants - Aoife Leather Pants by HUSKY GFX
Boots - Orenns Barbed Wire Boot by Sentou Yousei
Monday, March 3, 2008
Jeans - Hell and Back Denim_Light by The Abyss
Sunday, March 2, 2008
I made several purchases that I had been eyeing from the Ready to Wear section, the first being the MarshaM Flexidress. An absolute confection in earthtones, the first time you put this outfit on, you will (if you are like me), just move around for a while to watch the leaves in the skirt shift and flutter. There are 5 pieces - two skirts that combine for the flowing look, a pant layer for under the skirts that has lots of potential for future mixing, top and gloves. For L$400, this is a dress with a huge amount of flexibility in where it can be worn.
The nearly identically priced LBD Flexidress is another staple purchase - a L$390, it is a flirty yet versatile Little Black Dress for any occasions where the Loren is a bit too much. You can change the overall look of this dress dramatically with various combinations of stockings and footwear - lacy hose and stilettos, ankle boots, patterned stockings and heavy boots, the list just goes on.
On the left:
Outfit - LBD Flexidress by LBD
Boots - Bloom (Black) by Maitreya