There is always so much debate about the poor template skirt, I sometimes feel very sorry for this unloved and underappreciated little template.
I have in the past done posts on some incredible texture skirts done all over SL, and sigh in RL when I hear ladies refuse to even look at them,as there is a big difference between template skirts of old, and the very very good ones.
I also have one or two or maybe more items in my inventory, where someone has used the template in ingenius ways to make an extra layer on an outfit possible, and I LOVE THAT sooo much, and today I am going to share one of those 'other ways'.
At clothing fair, and I do believe it was directly opposite ::Tuli::'s booth is a store called CreamShop , after my amazing find of Gwen, I almost went home, I am SOOO glad I didn't.
CreamShop has an unusual array of goodies but one item at the back right of the booth beckoned me -ok it beckoned my cam :p - this is the Check Charm Waistcloth , and its incredible...done on YES the template skirt is is low slung draped tartan yummy. The addition of prims for a smoother sash like look drapes fabulously around the hips and is clasped in place by a huge safety pin, not the nappy kind but the kilt/punk kind.
But the delight doesnt end there, as you can see all the wonderful charms attached, anchor and lovely strips of leather cord with divine feathers at the ends, this Waistcloth is as I said a wonderful and innovative use of the skirt template, no flexy just body contoured charm and style.
I went to one of SAZAE Yoshikawa's CreamShop locations to see if there were more colours than this brown one, which has stunning burgundy and cream through the tartan also...and there is a divine green as well, the men get Grey and Black *POUTS*.
To put together this look, I zoomed over to Celestial Studios to get the Cords I should have gotten last time I was there lol, the Burgundy with the skinny leg attachments, I also couldnt resist the Brown Suede Hobo bag while I was there, so then zoomed out and back to posing.
While I was at Celestial Studios her sisters store items where on the wall, the LaLa FooFoo items,and I realised Peeeerrrffect, the Shrugs I got from there a while back will be great, so the burgundy shrug it was, now for a top underneath.
I knew I wanted to break up the burgundy and brown a little so looked to the tartan and as you can see there is a lovely latte/cream colour in there, so remembering that Awesome Designs has latte coloured sets I went to my folder and found the lovely Latte Tank from the Campus 101 set.
Knowing Elikapeka thinks her last shoes release looked so wonderful with the Cords, I went to the latest release from ETD of the Hampton Wedges and found the brown pair looked great, that was too easy lol. The skin is the Raj Pandora skin by Adam n Eve and the high shine to the lips went very well with the colours combo of the outfit, the hair to tone it down a bit colourwise is the toffee colour of Gypsy 2 by Truth that I just love and wear often.
So even if you can't get into the fair but MUST HAVE this wonderful Check Charm Waistcoat, you can go stright to CreamShop and get it with ease, it really is divine and again an incredible use of the template skirt.
xoxox Sasy xoxo
Always thankful for:
Essentia for my Beautiful Hair Roses and Jewelry many pieces of which I have watched being made, and had the pleasure of wearing first as they are custom fit to my shape-I'm blessed.
Nuclear Boutique for my lovely Lashes that I wear when I think of it and because Ari is awesome.
My Posestand is by VR and available on OnRez HERE!, not only does it have hide/show, but also has 3 options for changing poses, lights built in you command on/off in chat, and it rezzes a prim sphere around you that allows you to turn your camera 360 degrees and take pics without moving your stand, the sphere also changes colour on chat command too, its brilliant!.
Poses and Stands always used by me while taking pics, even if some end up on cutting room floor:
Digital Dragon Designs
Pixeldolls Empire Dress AO poses
[LAP] Long Akward Pose