January 10, 2010

Painfully Hip

Posted in Fashion, iheartsl, MV-SL-Fashion tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , at 2:43 pm by Fayne Khandr

Just a quick weekend stop in: I’m also moonlighting over at Fashion Cracked if you’re in need of a further fashion fix.

I’ve certainly had an inclination towards black and white lately. I love colour in fashion but I also think that stark contrast has a phenomenal impact and that’s exactly why I’ve chosen these two tones for this latest styling.

Bijou’s ruffled top is immediately engaging. What I like about it is that despite the initial appearance of a blouse, beneath the collar this is actually a rather casual racerback with scoop neck. It’s a bit of a twist on what you might expect and certainly adds to the appeal as much as offering something different from the usual frills brigade. Admittedly the collar is a little static and possibly a little sharp in world to contrast the more softly textured top, but it’s still immense fun to wear.

The trousers are new from Kunglers and call attention for the fact that they have a bit of attitude about them. The waist sits wide with an open upended lip, a sash belt drawing everything in across the hips. The leather remains loose down to the knee, a light flare on the leg kept in check with buckle fastenings drawn across the shin and above the ankle. The creasing created with subtle highlights gives these plenty of substance.

My new favourite shoes are these shiny stilettos from Nardcotix. They’ll go with anything and the buffed polish across the toes makes them zing where other black pumps just fade into the background. The heel is high, giving a rather lethal profile in the curve of the arch, finished to a satisfying point at the toe. Two sole options are included: I’m wearing the silver for sleek definition, but the black is equally as good on.

I accessorised with these teardrop earrings from Paper Couture. I’ve always been a fan of the Lu Sisters’ jewellery and couldn’t resist plucking these from the latest collection. They’re not over complicated; gold wire bound in loops and fixed with a heavy stud to the earlobe, backed in black for contrast. Worn with the necklace also included at point of sale, they make a wonderful evening set.

These leather bracelets by Kraftika have been in my inventory for some time, but they’re rather fun to bring out every now and then. The bangles are weighted very differently on either side, the left awash with metal bands, beads, diamante and trinkets, all interlaced and overlapped. The right is a simplistic bangle combination with only a few gemstones adorning the thickest strap; textures are simplistic throughout but they work to great effect with a look like this.

I opted for one of last week’s releases from Truth. Edie is a long ponytail style featuring a thick braid run to the left side, hair slicked back with a pouf created to the top of the head to add volume. The hair sits very high on the forehead and without any trailing locks or fringe this puts a huge emphasis on the face, fantastic for a high fashion look or to show off the details on your latest skin.

I chose a vampy makeup from Belleza’s Jesse skin line, adding Calla’s fabulous Flair eyelashes for some extra oomph. If you haven’t had a look at Calla’s lashes yet, I assure you that you’re missing out: Tigerlily Koi’s more recent set is packed with dramatic lashes which will draw attention even at a distance.

Outfit:
Blouse: Bijou, Couture Shirt (part of a set)
Trousers: Kunglers, Natalia Pants – Black
Shoes: Nardcotix, Rebekah Pumps – Black
Earrings: Paper Couture, Noir Gold Earrings (part of a set)
Bracelets: Kraftika, No 306 Bracelets (Le.Look! special)

Body:
Hair: Truth, Edie – Chocolate
Eyes: Curio, Tragic Eyes – Starry Night (No Shine)
Eyelashes: Calla, Flair
Skin: Belleza, Jesse Sunkiss -12
Nails: Candy Nail, NS000 Basic – Dark Red
Poses and Set: Glitterati, Sci-fi Hallway

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