September 9, 2010

Oh Vanity!

Posted in Fashion, iheartsl, MV-SL-Fashion tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 4:14 pm by Fayne Khandr

“We are so vain that we care for the opinion of those we don’t care for.” – Marie Von Ebner-Eschenbach

Hair Fair 2010 is featuring some great new styles like this one from Amacci. With hair cropped into a fluffy bob, sections are pulled back from the front and knotted up at the back of the head for a kittenish look that frames the face beautifully. With flyaway strands keeping this soft and light, the Ulrica style also offers gentle movement and rich textures with glossy highlights for added realism. Amacci is well worth a stop on your way through the fair: there’s a free goodie bag at their tent with two new releases and a hairbase in the Red Auburn colour. 50% of sales from another new style, Sinnea, are being donated to the Hair Fair charity.

Hair Fair has had its fair share of my Lindens, but despite a bleeding bank balance I soldiered on with my shopping spree and was delighted by this pose prop find from No Strings Attached. The Oh Vanity! set consists of a simple dressing table, stool and makeup paraphernalia – it’s available in light or dark wood and comes with a variety of poses. These are exclusively available at Copley Square’s merchant showcase until the end of September and are definitely worth a look if you’re into photography; poses revolve around hair brushing and cosmetics application, and look great from a whole variety of angles. You can even shoot directly through the mirror as it’s transparent to the back, making it easy to take reverse images to edit in to your finished snaps.

Designers United is back in town, offering limited edition items from clothing to furniture and much more besides. I tried to resist temptation but of course failed miserably, picking up a few pieces including a Grecian style dress by La Maison Kaestner which I pared down here for use as part of this look. I love the neckline on this, folds of material gathering on one shoulder, run through silvered rings with an extended frilled edge.

The high waist shorts are from Maitreya, an older release but still a goodie. With contrasting panels framed with flattened trim, these are very short shorts providing very little seat coverage, but then sometimes that’s all well and good.

Boots are from Surf Couture, an oldie but a goodie, banded shoe parts with a deep wooden role, slouched sock parts sliding down from the shins. There are various colour change options for the material although the lower boot stays the same throughout – there are a number of base tones to choose from.

The final touch was a watch from Gos, a linked bracelet style with bar fixings and a gem-surround dial. Everything from the minute markers to the wind is detailed; a text menu offers colour change on both the metal and the face and you can set the watch to SL or your local time. All Gos watches are transferrable for easy gifting, so should you be a little short on cash after all the current events, you might just be able to persuade your significant other to go present shopping for you.

Outfit:
Top: La Maison Kaestner for DU4, Narcissus short asymmetric dress (part of a set)
Shorts: Maitreya, High-Waist Pants – Vintage
Boots: Surf Couture, Elsa Boots – White
Watch: Gos, Starliner Oval-Msh-Max

Body:
Hair: Amacci at Hair Fair 2010, Ulrica – Hazlenut
Eyes: PixelDolls, Avatar Natural – Chocolate
Eyelashes: Beauty Avatar, Regina 03
Nails: Exodi, Manipedis – Nude
Dressing Table and Poses: No Strings Attached, Oh Vanity! – Light
Additional Pose: Glitterati, Pinup 4

Floral Arrangement: Patron, Orchid & Bamboo Symphony

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