Archive | August 2012

Rev up your engines

Before this recent style challenge, I don’t think I owned a thing with skulls on it.  That was why I had to take up this challenge and give it a whirl when I learned about InWorld’s Biker Rave Party.  I had such fun styling this outfit, which was way out of my norm.  But then, that is one of the joys of SL Fashion…the ability to remake yourself and slip into a role.

So, first course of business, the leather jacket.  I found this awesome detailed woman’s urban leather jacket from Lapointe and Bastchild, and had a tough time deciding between the Morte version, or the UK flag version, but the Madrid Solo tattoo helped me finalize that decision.  Ahoy hair from Secrets was perfect, with its mesh braids framing the face, and color-change bandana.  Finally, add a corset from NV Corsetry, leather Gizza pants, and silver Redgrave biker boots, and there before me was a badass biker girl.

Rev up your engines and be sure to mark your calender for the InWorld New Gen Biker Rave party on September 29th at 3pm.

Styling:

Hair: Ahoy Mocha – Secrets

Jacket: S’Wear “Morte” Leather Jacket – Lapointe & Bastchild (L&B)

Corset: Snowbunny Leather Mesh Corset – NV Corsetry

Pants: Leather Pants (Group Gift) – Gizza

Gloves: Leather Gloves Blue – Izzie’s

Tattoo: 1776 US Flag (4th of July Group Gift) – Madrid Solo

Lips: Masquerade Makeup Black – Izzie’s

Necklace: Cross Chain Necklace and Horn Cord Necklace – Fusion

Boots: Girl’s Biker Reloaded White – Redgrave

Pose: Impacto Poses

Background: Relative Security by Jonasdero – Deviant Art

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A Bright Bouquet from Molichino for Fifty Linden Fridays

Molichino has remade the Pixie dress especially for Fifty Linden Fridays on August 24th with a bouquet of flowers scattered over the skirt, and a solid navy top.  This stunning dress is what I consider transition clothing, an outfit that takes you from one season into the next, interestingly nautical in its color scheme, yet garden fresh at the same time.    I’ve been accused of liking color, and I guess that is true, because to me this combination is Cute…with a capital “C.”

The Pixie dress, with its wide squared neckline, is perfect for accenting with lovely necklaces, scarves and hats.  I chose a vintage hat/hair combo from Clawtooth and a red and white flower scarf from Gizza, then had fun playing with primary colored makeup layers, combining two different eyes from Face Paint and cherry lips from Izzie’s for a bright and happy ensemble that waves goodbye to summer and welcomes in the fall.

Styling:

Hat/Hair: Love Letters – Clawtooth

Dress: Pixie Dress FLF – Molichino

Scarf: Tricot Set Ultramarine (scarf only) – Gizza

Bracelet: Asymetrique color-change bracelet- je suis

Eye Makeup: Barbie Makeup 2 and Eartha No Lip – Face Paint

Lips: Masquerade Makeup Lipstick Red – Izzie’s

Shoes: Ruffle Ankle Boots Red (Group Gift) – Coco Designs

Poses: Insane Reason Set – Morphine Poses and Runway Series – Pose Sinfully

Rock’n the Happy

As I was working on this post, I was reminded of one of the best “feel good” things we can do for ourselves, something I used to do frequently in my teens, but somehow forgot about as I got older.  You see, this kaftan by Lush Limited was inspired by the styling of Pat Benatar, so I thought it appropriate to kick on YouTube and rock out to some of her hits as I worked on my photo.  It brought back memories of many nights during the years of teenage angst, when I’d just close my bedroom door and DANCE.  It seemed no matter how down I had been, losing myself to the rhythm of a driving rock tune, the movement, the adrenalin, especially if the song had empowering lyrics, like in Benatar classics… it was a guaranteed pick-me-up.  I couldn’t help but rock and bop in my computer chair, even as I was working on my post, big smile on my face.  So see for yourself, no matter how old you may be, if dancing doesn’t make life a little lighter.  Here’s to rock’n the happy.

Styling:

Hair: Jioni Chocolate – Vanity Hair

Top and Belt: Benatar Look Kaftan – Lush Limited at Vintage Fair

Face Makeup: Fresh Face Stained with Mole – Lush Limited

Liner: Lash n Liner Two – Eyelure

Lips: Masquerade Makeup Red – Izzie’s

Nose Stud: Geometry Nose Stud – Lush Limited

Jewlery: Asymetrique All Color Set – je suis

Leggings: Sora Leggings Black – PurpleMoon

Shoes: Mana Miranda Wedge Red – Nardcotix

Poses: Insane Reason Set 1 – Morphine Poses

Vintage Oriental Burlesque

Vintage Fair is still going on, and here is a mix and match of some of my favorite designers for a vintage look that blends a dash of oriental and burlesque into an outfit that is spicy and exotic.

Styling:

Hat: Imperium Hat – Shi. at the Vintage Fair

Makeup: Red Planet – Madrid Solo

Corset: Kanji Mesh Corset – NV Corsetry at the Vintage Fair

Cape, Collar, Brooch, Gloves and Ruffled Shorts: Gemma – Indyra Originals at the Vintage Fair

Skirt: Diva Skirt Black – Apple May Designs

Boots: Carazon Boots Black – Ison at the Vintage Fair

Poses: Di’s Opera and Morphine Poses

Boyfriend Sweater

It was a brisk summer night near the water, and I was walking hand in hand with that man I love.  He noticed me shiver.  Was it from the evening breeze, or just because he was near?  No matter, he took off his sweater and wrapped it around my shoulders.  At the end of the evening, I could have given it back, but it was warm and smelled like him.  So I pretended to “forget,” so I could stay wrapped in him just a little longer.

Styling:

Nyree

Hair: Amanda Dark Brown – DeLa

Sweater/Tank Combo: Weslyn Green – Strip’d

Jeans: Mesh Flare Jeans #5 – Maitreya

Jewelry: By the Sea Charm Necklace – Yummy

Makeup: Eartha no lip – Face Paint

Lips: Bella Vetro Gloss Toast – [mock]

Pose: Heart String – WetCat at The Pink Ribbon Fair

Backdrop: Coastal Set – PNP

Darion

Hair: Ammiel Light Brown – MaDesigns Hair (KMADD)

Shirt: Group Gift June – Gizza

Jeans: Male Jeans – Gizza

Let’s Go Charleston

Automobiles, moving pictures, art deco, jazz, and a breaking with tradition was what the “roaring ’20’s” was all about.  The Flapper helped redefine the face of modern womanhood, as women earned their right to vote and ushered in a time of self-expression with a touch of defiance in attitude, lifestyle, and fashion.  Fashion of the 1920’s is as much trend as social statement, as it was out with the corsets and long skirts, and in with comfortable flowing dresses meant to be danced in.  Jules by Molichino, is true 1920’s Flapper inspiration, with tiers of ruffles over a lacy tank silhouette.  This dress says “let’s go Charleston.”

Styling:

Dress: Jules Midnight Blue – Molichino at the Vintage Fair

Hair: Rebeca Dark Brown – EMO-tions

Hat: Aradia Hat Blue – Bliss Couture

Earrings & Ring: Flapper Set – Amarelo Manga

Makeup: Barbie Makeup 2 – Face Paint

Lips: Rose Taupe Lipshine – [mock]

Shoes: Haru Stilettos in Blue – PurpleMoon

Pose: “My Paula” – WetCat at the Vintage Fair

Checkmate

Every now and again you encounter a group gift that entices you to clear a group spot because you say to yourself, “I have to have that.”  When I saw AtaMe’s August Group Gift, Checkmate, it was one of those “I want that” moments.  Worn as an ensemble, this outfit hints at the provocative, so I styled it accordingly with a diamond studded blindfold and thigh-high boots.  These pieces taken individually, however, can be re-purposed in so many way.  For example, the checkered booty shorts would look great under a fitted avant garde jacket, or paired with a bright corset.  Then, the biased-cut latex top would combine nicely over a long maxi skirt or even a simple pair of leather leggings or ripped jeans.

I am a believer that what you give out always comes back to you multiplied.  AtaMe’s Checkmate certainly got me to take a second look, and it was a wonderful enticement to visit the store and see all the many sleek and sexy offerings.

Styling:

Outfit: Checkmate (August Group Gift) – AtaMe

Hair: Groove Theory – Drift – Exile

Lips: Masquerade Makeup Plum – Izzie’s

Blindfold: Aveugle Diamond Studded Blindfold  (part of Chic2 event) – je suis

Choker: 6 Color 2 Choker – Deity

Gloves: Marlene Black Gloves (part of Marlene Gown) – PurpleMoon

Boots: Carazon Boots Black – Ison at the Vintage Fair

Pose: Chuan – PNP