April 14, 2010

Spring Fling

Posted in Fashion, iheartsl, MV-SL-Fashion tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , at 4:04 pm by Fayne Khandr

….Having completed her heist on local florist, our heroine ran screaming through a nearby park hoping to reach her accomplice and the getaway car [off stage left] before the officials could be called. She hadn’t reckoned for a whistleblower trying to trip her at the last hurdle – had it not been for the quick-thinking and suitably distracting silks of a sympathetic bystander, Ms Khandr might never have gotten away with The Daring Tulip Robbery.

See, this is why you don’t allow your friends to comment on your pictures before you write up your blog post. Their direction is lacking and never in the spirit you’d originally intended.

Convicted once and you’ll never shake the stigma, although if I had been planning such devious acts I’m sure this would have been a fairly suitable disguise. Who would suspect a creature so sweet to be any threat to our virtual society?

The outfit started with a pretty camisole from Mischief. With shoulder straps of differing widths, the top pulls down to a sweetheart neckline, the colour subtly changing hue to the length. There are some lovely details from the swirling print to the creases set throughout.

It sits well with this tiered skirt from Fri.day, fabric pleated and running with a pastel floral print that’s just perfect for the new season. The belt is a fixed part that provides a solid waistline, the sash tied in a bow at the back, lengths of ribbon running down for a floaty finish.

I added a garter belt and stockings from Dutch Touch. The belt itself is plain with a double floral accent on the right to the front. Unfortunately it does smudge a little at the edges. It didn’t cause me any great concern as when worn layered like this all you see is the grasp ends which have some super detail, with clasps and clear plastic overlay sitting atop of the pinched fabric of the stockings. With upper seams and a little shimmer down the leg, the nylons have just the right amount of opacity to give your outfit a colourful lift.

Shoes are also from Fri.day, part of a new release which is definitely worth a look. The pumps come in an array of colours, although most of them are rather dark: I like the cream especially as the detail is so clear, everything from the lines of the shoe to the shading on the straps, a beautifully lit buckle and eyelets providing a neat accent.

The thick bangles are from alaMood, the larger of the pair engraved and the smaller set with a slanted ribbed detail. The colour and texturing works well with the whole look; the necklace from Zaara offering an inverse of the skirt shape as well as picking metal and gem colours to compliment.

Truth produced some beautiful styles in the last release, not least this glamourous updo. Run from a central parting with the fringe trailing to either side of the face, the hair is neatly scraped back into a plump top knot that spills to the back and sides, shorter strands snaking out to the top with waves and ringlets cascading down the back. Ideal in for more formal events, you can definitely work it as a romantic style for your day wear too.

This set wouldn’t have been nearly as much fun without the ‘In Bloom’ pose set from Olive Juice. Wear the various bouquets and your avatar will pose around them, with shots for everything from picking tulips in the woodland to a wild flamenco finish, flower wedged firmly between the teeth. Single poses are also included so that you can brandish any other object in your hands should you so desire. ‘In Bloom’ was created as part of the Beautiful Bloom Designers Event which is offering spring themed items from now until April 23rd. Get them while they’re hot as many items will be exclusive for the event – the Flickr stream is here if you want to get an idea of who’s participating and what they’ve produced.

Top: Mischief, Spring Swirl Tank – Blues
Skirt: Fri.day, Spring Bloom Dress – Teacup (part of a set)
Shoes: Fri.day, Dream Booties – Cream
Garter Belt: Dutch Touch, Garterbelt Flower – RhinoBlue
Stockings: Dutch Touch, Garterbelt Nylon Stockings – 11 Victoria
Necklace: Zaara, Suvama Necklace – Kundan
Bangles: alaMood, Athshe Bangles – Gold

Hair: Truth, Michelle – Jupiter
Eyes: PixelDolls, Avatar Natural – Blue
Eyelashes: Calla, Flutterby
Skin: Belleza, Alyson Med – 11 (cleavage)
Nails: Exodi, Manipedis – Nude
Poses: Olive Juice, In Bloom 1, In Bloom 5, In Bloom 6, In Bloom 7


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