August 25, 2010

Flood Plains

Posted in Fashion, iheartsl, MV-SL-Fashion tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 4:31 pm by Fayne Khandr

The best thing about virtual boots is not having to worry about water damage. Or uneven riverbeds which might lend to stiletto-related disasters of untold proportions.

Royal Blue have just reopened and have a small collection of well-made clothing on offer. My favourite piece is this jacket which also comes with the option of spiked shoulder pads – not quite right for this look but nonetheless a creative twist to be appreciated. It has something of a satin finish, subtly lit for a good sense of realism. With rolled three-quarter sleeves and open front the jacket is perfect for layering up and will serve you well on the transition to the cooler months. As with most prim-part clothing you may need to tweak your shape and the jacket to fit, but it’s always worth a little effort to achieve a polished look.

The undertop is comprised of two pieces from sets by Prim & Pixel and DCNY. The over layer comes from a gown which in itself is very pretty, with mermaid skirt and ruffled peplum. I’ve used only the bodice here, strapless and low cut, featuring intricate weaves of gold threading that stretch from front to back around the torso. It paired perfectly with DCNY’s little black top, a fine mesh overlaid with lace florals that runs high up the neck with cutoff sleeves and cropped hem. The lace gloves are an entirely separate purchase from *X*plosion – as a result the pattern isn’t completely consistent but the effect carries through regardless.

Shorts are from L’Abel, part of a suit released for the Summer. Cut from spotty material with flared, slit cuffs that mimic the skirt on the jacket, you’ll find plenty of detail with side pockets and covered fly, crease lines and the obligatory bum shading. While it’s possibly not as drawn in as I usually like (you understand that the emphasis of one’s assets is essential), these definitely rate as some of my favourite smart shorts on the grid right now.

I thought I’d bring my Bax boots out to play. The brown leathers are a definite classic, offering four leather shades and various cuff options including a longer length, folded down version and several denim rollups if you want to wear with jeans. Aside from the timeless and elegant design, the options for finishes and the resize are surely what has made these so popular across the grid, although I can’t be the only one wondering what’s happened to Bax Coen as we haven’t seen anything new for rather a while. Send us a postcard, Bax, we’d love to know what you’re up to!

Ticky Tacky recently released a new jewellery set with the necklace as seen in this styling. Gold chains run around the neck, a small pendant hung from the first short arc, a heavy and more ornate setting fixed on the v-line drop which rests above the chest. Based around clusters of rounded stones in green and teal with bright yellow finials, there are two smaller collections suspended for a tapering point to close.

To cap this look off I’m wearing one of this week’s Truth releases. The Evangeline style is long and loose, set with soft layers that kick up a little on the sides. Framing the face with soft strands of fringe that break from the main parting, Evangeline is an easy but sultry do that can be worn with almost any outfit and always look in-keeping.

Outfit:
Jacket: Royal Blue, Spiky Reception Jacket – Navy Sea
Top: Prim & Pixel, Midnight Gold Gown Bodice (part of a set)
Undertop: DCNY, Posh Black Lace Top (part of a set)
Shorts: L’Abel, Valja – Teal (part of a set)
Boots: Bax, Prestige Boots Leather – Brown
Necklace: Ticky Tacky, Pandora’s Necklace – Nautical Nun
Gloves: Xplosion, Crazy Buisness Gloves Long – Black

Body:
Hair: Truth, Evangeline – Chestnut
Eyes: PixelDolls, Avatar Natural – Ocean
Eyelashes: Glam Affair, Celebrity 02
Skin: Belleza, Elle BR Pale – 16
Poses: Del May, Lip Smudge, You were saying something?
with love and squalor, castro dies
EverGlow, Model 317

Location: Cadenza

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4 Comments »

  1. Very lovely, fantastic job sweetie!

  2. SerinaJane said,

    Thank you for featuring Bax Coen Designs and wondering what we are up to 🙂 We are working on a new release…
    Your post has been added to our Feat. Blog Panel in the main-store.

    Kind regards
    SJ Loon
    COO Bax Coen Designs

    • Fayne Khandr said,

      Most kind, Serina, thank you. Exciting to hear there’s something new on the horizon, I’m looking forward to it! 🙂


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