February 26, 2010

Matters of Complication

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 3:30 pm by Fayne Khandr

The Emvee Cuba sim is closing its virtual doors. It’s a popular destination for snap-happy tourists, so I know I’m not the only one who will be sad to see it go.

Standing in the city archways, I kept cool in this frilled top I found on a trip to Skin Flicks. While I’m usually all about the layers this really does sit nicely on its own. In a clingy, jersey fabric with runching around the sweetheart neckline and hems, this exquisitely feminine design is finished with ruffled sleeves.

The belt is taken from part of a Nyte’n’Day outfit; it’s a sash style wide to the left and narrowing where it’s tied to a bow on the right hip. It provides a solid waistline for this skirt from Ardigraf Design which I chose for its delicate lace overlay. The pencil skirt has a mottled finish in varying shades of brown, the hemline uneven, picked up to the front of either leg. As it’s part of a dress set, you have the option to extend the length with lace drapes, but over-knee works best with this particular look.

Footwear comes by way of patent sling backs from Shiny Things. Round-toe pumps set on a platform base, Belle has a wide heel and similarly sturdy straps, joined on the outside with a rounded buckle. The reflection across the toe is a little busy for my personal preference, which is a shame as the shine on the buckles and sides is nicely done. Having said this, it can only be seen up close and personal; demos are available instore, so you can try before you buy.

As I went with a simplistic approach on the outfit, I made up for detail with some killer accessories. Working in black and gold, I first chose these earrings from Paper Couture. They’re bold and beautiful, gold wire set on cutout onyx ovals, fixed to the ear with metal studs. They sat well alongside the lacquered costume pearls from Haus of Darcy, large and small pearls strung in a collar and finished with a black bow to the rear to compliment the belt and clutch.

I found the bag at DeLa and it’s really rather glamorous with plenty of lovely detail. In an oblong shape just the right size for a hand held, the beige suede is encased with golden trim, closed by a twist clasp fastening. Black ribbon details the side on a central line, tied off to finish.

For the bracelet you’ll need to visit alaMood and take a look at the Keeper of Hearts set. A little different to Jori Watler’s usual style it’s still elegantly crafted, a circular chain setting with interlocking hearts and key charm set to the front. The metal is richly coloured and set with good highlights which means its picked out well against the skin.

My hair is from Tiny Bird, a quirky updo with high browline and swept fringe. The hair binds itself in an oversized bow set towards the back of the head, set at a jaunty angle with marvellous detail in the loose strands and tufts that have worked their way free. It’s a real attention grabber, lots of fun to wear. I personally adore this Chestnut hue, but as Autumn Hykova has just remade all her textures you may find the updated version suits you even better.

Outfit:
Top: Skin Flicks, Jane Ruffel Sleeve T – Beige
Belt: Nyte’N’Day – Bridle Belt (part of a set)
Skirt: Ardigraf Design, PB Collection Old Lace (part of a set)
Shoes: Shiny Things, Belles – Black
Earrings: Paper Coture, Noir Gold Earring (part of a set)
Necklace: Haus of Darcy, Costumed Pearls – Laquered Black (Black Bow)
Bracelet: alaMood, Keeper of Hearts Bracelet – Gold
Bag: DeLa, ‘Chanel’ Clutch – Beige

Body:
Hair: Tiny Bird, Girl Anachronism – Chestnut
Eyes: Curio, Tragic Eyes – Hazel (No Shine)
Eyelashes: Beauty Avatar, Regina 03
Skin: Belleza, Alyson Pale – 0
Poses: Ks2cool, Pose 51-60
Reel Expression, Fashion S4 10

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