Lately there has been a wonderful amount of thought put into layers. Not only on clothing layers as a whole, but also all the possibilities that clothing layers provide us with.
One of those wonderful possibilities is accessories, and a favourite accessory of fashion addicts is the belt.
Sometimes though, prims and sculpties, and all those wonderful 3d style belts can't exactly adapt to the shape of each person as much as we hope for , and being often in a rush an alternative belt method is a bonus.
This week a few stores have released belts on the clothing layers, and today I'm showing you just one , as it took so long to put this together I ran out of time lol. The rest will follow.
The store is FLEUR and the first belt is the Black Leather Weave Belt, now the Fleur belts are all mid thoracic belts - yes I know stuff like that :P. What is a bonus of this style , is that it allows for you to revamp some older pieces you may have worn so much in the past, you don't wear them as often now. But with the addition of a belt like this, its a brand new look.
The pants were INSTANT Love when I saw Thora dancing around in them at Aradia's Birthday bash a few weeks ago, they are from the Cachet Wednesday set and they are just YUMMY.
The top is an old favourite by Kiana Dulce under her Centerfold Label , and is one of the Disco tops , there are three in the set for only 150L at the back of her main store FUNK.
The shoes are the Gisaci Viniani in Silver from Armidi, and I couldn't resist wearing the gloves from the Poof and Puff set from MAiiKI . Other Accessories are the wonderful Kaya Onyx set of Jewerly from Zaara Indian Couture, Hair Rose by Essentia and the delightful Sophie hair from Maitreya .
Next from Fleur is the Lemon Patent Leather Belt , which is just divine in colour and texture.
I loved adding this to the Defiant Short Knit Sweater from Awesome Designs, the sweater ended in just the right spot, and the belt gave it that edge that makes you wonder is it a belt? or is it part of the design of the sweater.
I love mixing Grey, Black and yellow. So adding the wonderful Loose Fit Cargo pants was an easy choice from TRUTH Designs , and then remembering that there was a hat/hair that would just top off the look - I got lazy and IM'd Truth and asked - finally working out it was Angel 2 I needed to find in my yummy TRUTH Hair folder.
Loving when different designers use similar colour palletes. I got soooo happy when I found that the Estella Shoes by TESLA had a Yellow in much the same rich colour as the belt and I was DONE ,YAY.
Could the Pink Sash belt be any cuter ?. Wearing this with the Miss Degregorio top from Artilleri I almost went with some pedal pusher Capri styled pants , but the Devilish Cupcake Claire skirt was just calling to me for some attention.
With the concept of bringing out some old favourites this was a definite winner, I adore this skirt, and it has the pretty swish and girly girl style that just needs a pink sash belt up above lol.
The Missy hair from TRUTH with the lovely Hair Rose and Tortoiseshell Bangle by Essentia.
Those beautiful Vintish Heels in Pinky from Aphrodite Creations just finished off this New look with older pieces beautifully.
Now bringing a new look to an old style was totally the achievement with this next belt.
The Scarlet Three Hoop Belt just sang art deco to me. Don't ask me why, but for some reason when I think art deco I think of Pixeldolls.
Actually I do know why , and I am sure many would agree that there is something about that store and its range over the last two years plus; that has always had some kind of a hidden 1920's thing going on, not exactly hidden but just kind of poking its head around corners lol.
The Marzipan dress, has puffy sleeves and there was all these other pieces to the collection. But I always just liked the dress simple as it was in its bare form. But with the addition of the Scarlet Three Hoop Belt WOW!, its a brand new dress.
The hair is a new release from Diversity Hair called Linnea - which now makes me laugh because Linnea makes me think of lines, and the straps of the belt mesh so well with the lines on the back of the dress, ok I know I only amuse me but hey laughing burns calories , so fake it :P.
The boots are the wonderful Sidezipper boots in Black from J's , and as its winter here this is totally a look I would wear now out and about.
Yeehaw, Tan Studded O Ring Belt cinched tight and delish underneath the tan top from the 'Not Yer Daddys Cowgirl set by Bewitched - that name cracks me up every time I see it.
The Tan cords from Celestial Studios I just love as you know , not only for the layer options, but also the three different cuff options.
But no need for those today, as I have on the wonderful from Deer Blair boots from DELA.
Now as for the Claudia Hat/Hair , that is from Waka n Yuki and was a staggering 30L with a scripted on touch changeable hat texture option, you cant not get this as its just yummy.
Lastly, and by now you are dieing to go shopping I am sure. The Tangerine Patent Leather Belt looks sensational over a much loved favourite from GLAM, that is actually retired *sobs* - I have begged Chloris to retire to Onrez , but no luck so far , but I urge you to ask her for this dress if you don't have it lol.
It is the Bustier Pencil dress and its just YUMMMMMMMMMMMMY with all the system skirt love I can muster, and now with the addition of this belt its Supersized in the YUM.
This divine hair is from House of Heart, and its the Valencia hair , which is just scrumptious. Wearing the Athena Boots by TESLA just added to my very cosmopolitan look to end off this post.
All of the skins in this post are also from FLEUR's Vivant range of skins and are all too delectable, so make sure while you are belt shopping you grab as many demos as you can.
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Kiana Dulce Funk
Zaara Indian Couture
Waka n Yuki
GLAM now VG
House of Heart
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 Fetish/Fashion and also 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!.
My eyes which I get complimented on all the time are from Minnu Model Skins the MMS Green which I love.
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
Ana Lu Fresh Poses
Naughty Neko Designs