Every fashionista should have a few highwaisted skirts in her inventory and you can get great ones from many places including MichaMi, Pixel Dolls and literally dozens of stores. The reason to have them is that they are great to toss into the mix when you want to take a top from a dress, jacket or suit and use it in a new way. For example, this jacket from Silent Sparrow comes from an pants outfit and is part of a long jacket with tails. I wasn’t in the mood for tails, but I was just loving the autumn feel of the jacket – and decided it would be a blouse for the day…and all it took was adding a skirt that would tuck it in. And so was able to enjoy the rich texture and intricate details of this gorgeous top – in a new way.
Friday, October 16, 2009
I love a nice print – and this gorgeous little dress from Abia Capalini Design is just exactly the sort of fun little print that makes my heart go pitter-patter. It reminds me of some Klee painting and I just love it. The shoes are favorites that you have seen many times, the Belles from Shiny Things.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Sometimes you see something on a wall at a store and you just have to have it. That was me when I saw this Silk Wings top from Baiastice. I love silk, I love gold, I love complicated collars and ties and if they aren’t squared off like a linebacker, I even love a constructed shoulder. This is a home run on all counts. The night before I was in Uruzi – where you will find some of the best ethnic jewelry in Second Life, when I glanced at the clothing and saw some harem pants that actually looked good and the same thing happened. So, of course, they belong together.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
One of the more innovative and wildly creative Second Life builders and fashion designers has left Second Life and will be missed by many – including those like me who are merely casually acquainted with her via my admiration for her art. I have more than a dozen of her dresses and would have even more if I could have afforded some of those magnificent limited edition dresses she made. My admiration for her design sense is dwarfed by my admiration of her sim building skills. One of the most distinctive sims in all of Second Life is the magnificent Rouge sim she built for Codebastard Redgrave – a wildly red sim in the shape of a woman. And yet, even that admiration is now overshadowed by how much I admire the honesty and dignity of her farewell to Second Life. This is no petulant picking up one’s toys and going home, but a sober, fearless self-examination that resulted in wrenching decisions that demonstrate that not only is she a talented artist, she is even more a wise human being. So, Goodbye to Eshi and Good Luck and Bon Voyage to Irena.
After the cut – some of her wonderful designs or check out the set on Flickr
We have an average of 150 rainy days a year where I live and they are almost all consecutive. We have a sunny, dry season and a cloudy, wet season. As much as folks struggle to make four seasons, it’s more like 2.5. It’s not as bad as it sounds, though, since you can run around in the rain for two hours without getting wet. This is the perfect sort of outfit for the kind of rainy days we get. It acknowledges the weather without overreacting. You want to look like you did check the weather in the morning and are not oblivious to the rain or the old folks on the bus will “tut tut.” What could be better than a lovely sweater dress with a thick enough knit to repel all the rain and some nice warm knit stockings to keep your tootsies toasty? When I saw this Ingrid dress at Lelutka I decided I want one in every color in RL. Now if only they were sold in Lindens.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Don’t you just love clothes that move? This lovely Lady Monaco dress from A la Folie is one of those wonderful dresses that move with you. Can’t you just picture it out on the dance floor? Even if you’re the first person voted off Dancing With the Stars, you could look like a great dancer in this dress. Add to that the bold choice of the cerise cummerbund sash with the apricot dress color and the festive glitter top and you have a real winner. And it comes with shoes!
Monday, October 12, 2009
Agnes Finney makes deliciously glam clothing, but I confess that her store name To My Precious makes me think of Gollum. However, is there anything in the world less Gollumish than this gorgeously glam red dress with the thigh-high slit in the pencil skirt and the glorious butterfly sleeves?
Sunday, October 11, 2009
The new Gloria dress from Chantkare is a lovely lacy confection with a big full skirt and a wide waist sash, but it was too romantic for my mood for when I put it on, so I took off the skirt and switched in the sleek and sexy Pixel Dolls High Button Miniskirt instead. The blouse is the sort that puts the va in va-va-voom but I wanted something to wear with the new buckle wedge from Anexx. Something edgy, not romantic. Switching skirts gave the top a whole new direction.