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Spring Houndstooth

The clocks have been set forward an hour; flowers are beginning to bloom. Spring has arrived, barely — the air’s still a bit chilly.  And I have a serious crush on houndstooth.

I love houndstooth.  I think it’s the dignified, ladylike Queen-Elizabeth-Jackie-O aspect that appeals.  Something about a lady on the street and all that.  At any rate, the pattern is an elegant choice for a light spring jacket, adding structure to the soft spring color palette and florals.

So, obviously, these are houndstooth coats, from a variety of virtual shopkeepers.  I’m partial to › Continue reading

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Footwear Expo: Cozy Boots

Winter has arrived in Second Life.  Delicate snowflakes drift down to coat the trees and we get to pull our our coziest-looking winter wear. This of course also means cozy shoes, from little booties to fluffy snowboots.

These four pairs are a few of the offerings available at the Footwear Expo, ending today.  The first are perfect for curling up in front of a fire with your honey; the others are adorable outerwear choices.  In RL, I worry about wearing these types of boots, but in SL, I’m safe — dirty slush can’t soak into my cozy boots and ruin them!

Footwear Credits, all available at the Footwear Expo:
Decoy – Nash Bootie – Brown/Pink
Lazy Places – Knuffel Boots – Grey Chocolate
Miau Haus – Snow Boot – Tan
Surf Couture Parker Knit Boots – Yellow (with color-change slouchy socks)

En Scene photo credits:
Hair: Tiny Bird – Precious Things – Stein Silver (tinted)
Skin: Minajunk Skin – Cry – Pink
Scarf: Artilleri – Sue neck scarf – Pink Polkadot
Sweater: SWA – Cropped Sweater – Yellow (came with the Siren Sundress)
Dress: SD Wears – Bubble-Poo Dress – Pink Peppercorn
Tights: Bijou – Stocking C – White
Boots: Surf Couture Parker Knit Boots – Yellow (with color-change slouchy socks)
Pose: Long Awkward Pose
Photographed at fri.day

Disclaimer: All footwear was received as promotional samples.  I’m acquainted with some of the designers shown here.  However, I only blog things I like, regardless of affiliations or gifts.

Footwear Credits:
Decoy – Nash Bootie – Brown/Pink
Lazy Places – Knuffel Boots – Grey Chocolate
Miau Haus – Snow Boot – Tan
Surf Couture Parker Knit Boots – Yellow

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Keys to my heart

Keys are hot right now.  If you don’t believe me, ask Tiffany.

Key necklaces, lock necklaces.  I was flipping through a fashion mag recently, and saw the Tiffany and Co. ad, which reminded me of all the key necklaces I have in SL, and I thought I’d show ‘em off.  Of course, The Dark Mouse Locked Up necklace ties into the theme perfectly.  I really enjoy the contrast of the chunky padlocks with the delicate chain.

So, today we’re looking at the materials and length.  Where on the avatar does the key pendant fall on the chest?  What is the chain like, or is it a string of leather? Is the key shiny or tarnished?  What kind of embellishments  – scrollwork, gems, etc — does each key have?  Personally, I like them all.  Moving from left to right, › Continue reading

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Thursday, November 19th, 2009 Compare-And-Contrast, Fashion, MV-SL-Fashion No Comments

Pink Hijab Day

Today is Pink Hijab Day around the world.  What’s this about, you ask?  There are two goals: first, to increase understanding of the hijab, and second, to raise money for a cure for breast cancer.  Now, I am not Muslim, but I have a deep respect for the religion and those that follow it, and that respect includes what are often perceived as cultural differences, such as wearing a hijab, or headscarf.  Hijab is specifically the headscarf, but also often refers to dressing oneself modestly in general.  While I do not usually wear hijab, today I have chosen my wardrobe in support of fellow women who choose to do so.  Hijab, for the women wearing it, does not usually mean oppression in the “western” world; most feel empowered and protected.  Wearing hijab is not only a symbol of religious submission to God, but also a symbol of feminist empowerment, a celebration of being judged for our minds and not our bodies› Continue reading

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Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 Fashion, LOTD, MV-SL-Fashion 4 Comments

Insomniatic Pop Star

So I was up late the other night — late enough that MTV was actually playing music videos.  After that early-morning insomnia-induced TV hypnosis, I pulled together this look.

Ok, so I kinda failed at looking like a badass — the skin combined with my shape still retains a certain sweetness.  Maybe my av is just getting into the music business and isn’t all hardened and cynical and jaded yet?  Whatever.  Also, I also find it interesting that that while the look is sexy, very little skin is actually showing.

Anyway, about the look.  › Continue reading

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Thursday, September 10th, 2009 Uncategorized No Comments

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