Borrowed from the Boys…

It looks as if the androgynous dressing trend is set to continue well into 2009. For many designers at New York Fashion Week this year, it was all about exaggerated jackets paired with slouchy trousers and was certainly a case of those ‘Who do girls like they’re boys‘. Well in truth, Dolly is far too much a girly girl to pull off the gender neutral look in a big way, but I wanted to demonstrate in this post how it’s possible to embrace the trend by introducing elements of it into our virtual wardrobes. A big thank you to my dear friend and brilliant RL and SL architect, Lake Impfondo, for allowing me to shoot the photos for this piece at his new and jaw-dropping testosterone-loaded bachelor pad.

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Bliensen + Maitai does it again with this fabulous little tie. This is the ladies’ version but there are mens’ styles available too.

The detailing on the pin is really beautiful and it’s scripted so you can choose from gold or silver options to coordinate with your outfit. Not only that, but the tie comes in 3 wear options… round the neck, under the collar and knot only; 2 lengths… short and long; and in 7 colours!

As with everything Plurabelle Laszlo does for the Bliensen + Maitai label, these are quirky with a capital ‘Q’. All her work is just that little bit different and I love it! Click here to visit the main store.

Hair: Zero Style Yuuya Hair in Chestnut (Dark’s Pack) (modified to wear under hat) (L$300) – get it here

Nail Polish: J’s Natural Real Color in Silk (Fat Pack) (L$50) – get it here

Hat: Muism MC Fedora Hat in Brown (L$200) – get it here

Shirt: AOHARU Ruffle Shirt in Ivory (part of the Ruffle Shirt Dress) (L$280) – get it here

Tie: Bliensen + MaiTai Reifsnider Tie for Ladies (modified to wear loose) (L$250) – get it here

Jacket: **DP**yumyum Tweed Jacket in Plain Brown (L$220) – get it here

Watch: Watch Shop Watches LB3 Gold and Diamond Watch (L$350) – get it here

Trousers: Muism High Waist Trousers in Beige (L$298) – get them here

Boots: Detour Mistress Boots in Brown (L$400) – get them here

Pose by GBL

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second-life-woesecond-life-jeansWhen Dick Wiesel, designer of the WoE label, dropped these jeans on me, I told him they were the best thing since sliced bread and I meant it! You’ll know how amazing his jeans’ textures are if you’ve ever owned a pair, but this boyfriend cut for girls is one I’ve never seen in Second Life before. They are incredibly cute and as with all Dick’s jeans, I challenge you to find any other pair that will make your avi’s toosh look better!

As well as jeans, Dick makes a great range of casual clothing. Click here to visit WoE’s main store.

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Hair: analog dog Mia Hair in Dirty Blonde (Medium Pack) (L$350) – get it here

Nail Polish: Reale Manicure in Coffee (L$0) – get it here

Sunglasses: Paper Couture Logo Aviators in Umber (L$200) – get them here (please note that the picture on Xstreet does not match the item)

Jacket: Ce Cubic Effect Short Leather Jackets in Brown (L$380) – get it here

Shirt: SLink Tie Front Shirt in White (L$150) – get it here

Vest: Style Starts Here Glitter Trim Top in Champagne (L$80) – get it here

Bracelet: GBL Initial Cuff (L$50) – get it here

Jeans: WoE Boyfriend Fit Oxide Wash Jeans (L$175) – get them here

Shoes: HOC Apparel Chucks (L$30) – get them here

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Hair: Zero Style Euphoria Hair in Chestnut (Darks Pack) (L$300) – get it here

Nail Polish: Reale Manicure in Black (L$0) – get it here

Earrings: Bliensen + MaiTai Bottletop Earrings (L$150) – get them here

Vest (under): Emery White Tank (part of the French Kissin’ outfit) (L$225) – get it here

Dungarees: :: DUTCH TOUCH :: SIsKe Jeans Top and Pants (part of the SIsKe outfit) (L$325) – get it here

Vest (over): Style Starts Here Tuff Grrl Black Wings Tank Black (L$80) – get it here

Scarf: BareRose Donna Scarf in Brown (part of the Donna outfit) (L$170) – get it here

Bracelets: Armidi Neon Stacked Bangles in Orange (L$175) – get them here

Tights: Kookie Cherry Leggings in Burnt Brown (L$100) – get them here

Socks: Shiny Things Knit Knee Socks in Charcoal (Darks fat pack) (L$99) – get them here

Socks: Shiny Things Old Laceup Boots in Black (L$500 ) – get them here

Pose by GBL

If you try wearing some of the items featured today together in their default attachment positions, it won’t be possible 😦 One item will replace another as some are set to attach in the same place on your avatar. To overcome this problem, right click the item in your inventory, select ‘Attach To >’, and choose an alternative ‘free’ attachment point. You’ll have to edit the item’s position to fit after doing this so it’s essential to make a copy first!  This is a trial and error process as some points work better than others for certain prim items.

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2 responses to “Borrowed from the Boys…

  1. I officially LOVE your blog. The graphic design is creative and clean, the fashion stylings are fun and interesting, and did I mention the writing? Fantastic! It is well-written AND well-proofed. I like the fact that you put links to everything (now I feel lazy. O.o.) and your style tips are a great idea. Kudos to you Dolly!

  2. dollyewing

    Elisabeth… what wonderful comments… thank you so much! I feel that I have so much to learn and do on every piece I work on (which is a big part of the fun for me), but to receive praise from a real professional like yourself gives me a great sense of satisfaction. 🙂

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