January 1, 2011
Welcome to 2011.
The look started with a bargain buy from The Dressing Room Blue. It’s so worth scouting around The Dressing Room’s two stores every now and then as you will often find a piece or two you fall in love with that are a fraction of their usual store price, or exclusive to the sale rooms. This jacket from Emery is fun to wear, pseudo-military with its studded, high and angular collar. The shoulder pads mimic the other lines, jutting out although not in as much of an exaggeration – the cropped coat crumples all the way down the sleeves and maintains a softness through the body, moving well with most AOs. It does use up a lot of attach points, but if you use the official SL viewer you can simply add any other accessories, eliminating possible clashes.
PARADISIS provided this slip of a dress, micro-mini with contrasting trim to the neck, hemline and sleeves. On its own it’s a little daring but layered up it looks perfectly respectable. For the price you can’t really go too far wrong: it’s neatly made with extra depth offered by the two-tone and the double button fastening on the skirt, and options to wear as a sweater tucked into skirts or trousers if you prefer. As a dress a belt definitely adds something; I chose this skinny belt from Fri.day but a cinch would probably look just as nice.
These floral shorts from Zaara have been in my inventory for some time but I don’t think I’ve blogged them yet. They come in two lengths, the longer as shown and some that crop much higher up the leg, with various colours available as singles or multipacks. They’re flat drawn so ideal for popping on under skirts and even other shorts, their appeal really coming from the pretty print that runs up the leg panels.
Boots are by Gos, the GTFO style being one of my favourites to date. Now also available in a shoe version to wear under trouser cuffs, GTFO is supremely versatile, featuring the usual Gos scripting to enable a perfect fit to your shape as well as colour change on all parts if you opt for the fatpack versions. The detail on the boot is superb, featuring minute stitching and back loop detail, a knotted tie to the lace-up front and three buckled straps to accent.
Accessories came by way of eyewear from Gos and a necklace from Beatnick. The Intuition glasses can be retextured to give you dozens of options, stylings ranging from catwalk-chic glasses to this militant camo with bullet-holed lens. They can be worn on or off the face, changing position with the click of a button so you don’t have to manually edit if you want a change when you’re out and about. The necklace is a freebie available in the Beatnik store, simply crafted with three lines of beads hanging below the circular choker. The set includes two similar bracelets which I haven’t shown here, but it’s worth a visit just to pick them up.
The new Mariska hair from Truth seemed the perfect choice for this look. Wavy locks are pulled tight around the head and drop in front of the right shoulder, a heavy bias to that side with thick fringe falling across the eye and long tendrils cascading down above a thin plait that hangs at chest level. There are colour-change bobby pins to the left, streaked options and double or single attachment points to move better with you.
Finally to mention the poses from Glitterati which are out later today after the sale ends – I know I told you about this before, but if you’re quick you can still dash over there and pick up some bargains before everything goes back to normal price. The poses I’m using will be part of the new release which also includes some lovely couples poses, so look out for those too.
Jacket: Emery for The Dressing Room Blue, Sheena Jacket – Army
Dress: PARADISIS, Automne – Camel
Shorts: Zaara, Tara Lycra Knee Shorts – Black
Boots: Gos, GTFO Boots – 8 Colours
Sunglasses: Gos, Custom Eyeware Intuition – Camo
Necklace: Beatnik, Sacred Wood Necklace
Belt: Fri.day, Lucid Belt – Brown
Hair: Truth, Mariska – Clove
Eyes: PixelDolls, Avatar Natural – Blue
Eyelashes: L.Fauna, Tattoo Lashes – Pretty
Eyeshadow: cheLLe, Smoke – Leaves
Facepaint: Truth, Aiyana Facepaint – Green (part of the Aiyana hairstyle)
Skin: LAQ, Tess2 Fair Glow Skin – 01
Nails: Exodi, Maipedis – Nude
Poses: Glitterati, 157, 152, 160