January 11, 2011

And Far Away

Posted in Fashion, iheartsl, MV-SL-Fashion tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 5:32 pm by Fayne Khandr

The snow was starting to get me down so I moved to warmer climes.

I wanted to start with something colourful so I pulled out the jacket and scarf I found in an outlet of Peqe on the Euphoria sim. I understand the set is exclusive to this location and comes in four colour options of the same style. Open to the front with wood buttons on the side, the sleeves are rolled up past the wrists. The cowl scarf hangs loose to the neck, sitting over the raise of the padded shoulders. Be aware that the jacket may cut through if you wear an AO with a lot of shift on the upper body or the hips as it consists of just one prim for the main section; it’s similar to most prim jacket styles so you should be a pro at adapting your stance to suit.

Beneath I have tucked in a shirt from Ibizarre, a grey vest with a scatter of metal flecks sewn to the top for some added sparkle. Layered up this works pretty well, a little more interesting than something plain but not so much going on as to overwhelm the jacket.

The trousers are also from Ibizarre, a cropped style with upturned, crumpled cuffs that crop short on the lower leg (not shown here). The prims give these a bit of an edge, offering something different to the standard, and the trousers themselves are pretty versatile to be worn as shown or tucked beneath longer length boots to suit. Detailed with sewn seams, zip fly and button waist fastening, these can be suitably understated when tucked into long boots too.

On my feet I’m wearing Maitreya’s Neyya shoes in brown leather, overlaid by legwarmers from LeLutka, sold as part of a set with the Fame pumps. While not shown here (the colour I bought wasn’t right for this styling) the LeLutka Fame pumps are unique, well-made and very beautiful, but I was rather unhappy with the demo and then the fitting process in relation to the legwarmers. The in-store demo of the shoes only allows you to see the pumps meaning you’re rather walking blindly into paying almost L$700 for a pair of shoes with a feature piece you can’t even try before you buy. The legwarmers are scripted to a percentage resize, independent to each leg, so you can only scale up or down, each one separately, which leads to a fiddly and time consuming process of then manually pushing and pulling the legwarmers this way and that in an attempt to get them as close fitting as possible. Despite my avatar having 0 body fat and therefore pretty skinny legs, I had to hugely upsize to get legwarmers that fitted. Of course you could ‘cheat’ and create your own alpha layer to hide the required section of leg, and this may be the best option if you want your legwarmers short and skinny. Having said all this, when you finally get the right fit you will be suitably impressed as the sculpts are interesting and slouch nicely on the body. The legwarmers come in two varieties, striped and plain, with options for recolour on different parts to allow plenty of customisation.

This week’s Truth releases definitely grabbed me, and the Tatum style seemed the perfect compliment for this look, long, wavy locks sweeping across the eye and falling loose over the shoulders, topped with a knit cap that covers the head. As usual you’ll find a multitude of options, from colour change on the hat to streaks in the hair and the all-important split attachment points to allow easier movement with your AO.

Jacket and Scarf: Peqe, Flowery Jacket – Pink (Euphoria Exclusive)
Shirt: Ibizarre, Camille Tee – Gray
Trousers: Ibizarre, Maeva Pants – Black
Legwarmers: Lelutka, Legwarmer – Stripe (part of a set)
Shoes: Maitreya, Neyya – Brown Leather
Belt: Bare Rose, Snow Smile – Black (part of a set)

Hair: Truth, Tatum – Auburn
Eyes: PixelDolls, Avatar Natural – Emerald
Eyelashes: Garage, Eyelash Tattoo – 008
Eyeshadow: cheLLe, Smoke – Everest
Skin: Belleza, Elle BR Pale – 2
Nails: Candy Nail, 000 Basic Nail – Plum
Poses: EverGlow, Model 346
Olive Juice, Feigned Innocence
gesticulate, Copley Square 2

Location: Lula


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