August 13, 2010

Fit for purpose

Posted in Fashion, iheartsl, MV-SL-Fashion tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 9:53 am by Fayne Khandr

One of my fashion passions in both lives is boots. While I wouldn’t dream of wishing the remainder of the Summer away, I must admit to being a little excited at the prospect of the Autumn-Winter footwear releases, and it seems SLink are treating us a little early.

SLink have provided four new releases for the Shoe Fair, my favourite being the Mieke Riding Boots. If you’re looking for something with a practical, equestrian feel, you really can’t go wrong here; the calf length boots are dipped front and back with defined seams splitting the leather. Available in six shiny tones, they run with a silver zip to the inside leg and are detailed further by a studded strap that hooks under the sole, just in front of the stacked heel. The boots are Viewer 2 ready with an easy use HUD for resize and to turn the invisiprim on or off, and available exclusively at the Shoe Fair 2010.

I visited LeLutka to pick up this smart military jacket, tight to the chest with flared buckle cuffs piped with gold, the detail picked up again to the body of the coat. Running open from the chest, it features pairs of decorative buttons wound with silver to either side; the back has a central split fixed with a buttoned strap. The jacket is sold with a pronounced collar and angular epaulettes not shown here; instead I’ve mixed with elements from COCO’s Bow Shirt in black, favouring it for the pussy bow fixing at the neck and ruffled waistline that I edited to give a flared line beneath the jacket base.

Skinny jeans are a girl’s best friend, and this pair from Coral Chic suited this look well. The textures are good, especially with the crease and stretch lines around the hips, a soft fade on the legs keeping these on the smart side of casual without sacrificing a key characteristic of the fabric. The back pockets are cheekily embellished with the store’s initials, giving you a ‘C’ a side; I’m sure you can come up with a suitably witty retort in advance of being quizzed about your unique branding.

Jewellery came from Paper Couture and Zaara, two favourite pieces in my inventory that see frequent use. The earrings in particular can be used to set off a style without detracting from the look itself – here I think they help call attention to the face, tying in all the colours of the look against Elysium Eilde’s makeup for Tuli’s Jade. The Astarte 3 makeup is only available on the tattoo layer (Viewer 2.0 or compatible alternative required) but it’s worth the switch if you haven’t jumped already. I can’t get enough of the vibrant red eye shadow, blended to a deep pink on the lids – the lipstick is painted carefully on the lips, complimented by the smooth application of blusher.

Kami is a new Truth release, a volumised ponytail with artfully swept fringe on a side parting, providing some coverage of the face but leaving it open. With the hair brushed back as it is, this is a perfect style for showcasing jewellery and your latest skin. The idea may be simple, but the do is far from dull, poufed up on top and neatly flicked around the face, emphasising lightly feathered edges and intentionally pulled wisps. You can wear it solid as seen here or in one of the streaked varieties if preferred.

Outfit:
Jacket: LeLutka, RIOT Military Jacket – Red
Shirt and Collar: COCO, Bow Shirt – Black
Jeans: Coral Chic, Tight Jeans – Blue
Boots: SLink for Shoe Fair 2010, Mieke Riding Boots – Black
Gloves: Fri.day, Arm Warmers – Black
Earrings: Paper Couture, Noir Gold Earrings (part of a set)
Ring: Zaara, Trusha Ring – Onyx (gold)

Body:
Hair: Truth, Kami – Caramel
Eyes: PixelDolls, Avatar Natural – Chocolate
Eyelashes: Beauty Avatar, Regina – 03
Skin: Tuli, Jade Tone 3/br – 01b
Makeup: Elysium Eilde for Tuli, Tone 3/br – Astarte 3
Poses: EverGlow, Model 296
Miyoko Magic, Modeling Jewels 4
Glitterati, Headshot 2
!BANG, It’s all about the shoes 1

Location: Shoe Fair 2010

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