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Tropical Escape…

As they say in some parts of Britain ‘don’t cast your clout ’til May is out’. For those that don’t know, roughly speaking it means don’t go out without a coat until June. However, we’ve been blessed with some warm days in the UK of late and whilst the only thing predictable about the British weather is that it is unpredictable, I’ve been in a frame of mind to think about my RL Summer wardrobe. This post is influenced by that and the recent releases of Spring and Summer SL Designer collections, including some great swimwear. It may not surprise you to learn that I’m the kind of girl that always accessorises for the beach and I’ve taken this to the max in the styling here. Opportunities to wear a bathing suit in SL may be limited, but if you’re planning a pool party or club night and want to make a statement, you might be interested in these looks.

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Hair: Paper Couture Frida Hair in Blonde (L$300)

Nail Polish: J’s Natural Real Color in Pink (Fat Pack) (L$50)

Swimsuit and Flower (modified to wear in hair): Meghindo’s Touch of Sensuality Abaete Swimsuit (L$300)

Necklace: Last Call Kerry Tahitian Pearls & Cameo Necklace (pearls tinted R:87/G:87/B:87) (part of the Go to Girl Outfit) (L$350)

Skirt: &Bean I Kill Her! Skirt (tinted R:203/G:146/B:183) (part of the I Kill Her! outfit) (L$195)

Ring:Vincenca Rosca Star Flower Ring (part of the Star Flower Collection) (L$430)

Stockings: Silvery K Gritter SAKURA Stockings in Baby Pink (L$50)

Boots: Courtisane Hors d’haleine Booties in Baby Pink (L$950)

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Skin: [Rockberry] Character Skin (L$0) – Group Gift (search for ‘[Rockberry]’ in Groups, join, and then activate group before visiting the store to claim your gift)

Hair: Maitreya Sunday Hair in White (Peroxides Pack) (L$200)

Swimsuit: Little Rebel Designs Precious Metals X Swimsuit in Silver (fatpack) (L$500)

Jacket: Paper Couture Carnation Jacket (part of the Carnation Jacket outfit) (L$500)

Necklace: Paper Couture Shell Statement Necklace (L$280)

Belt: MAiiKI High Waisted Belt in Patent White (L$190)

Ring: Elate! Rose Ring in White (L$85)

Shoes: AOHARU Suede Laceup Sandals in White (L$580)

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Hair: Exile Wild Orchid Hair in Harlow (Blonde Pack) (L$250)

Swimsuit: eLDee Evaa Swimsuit in Purple (L$85)

Necklace: Swallowtail Butterfly Necklace (L$400)

Gloves: Creative Kaoz Dainty Lace Gloves in Black (L$25)

Leggings: *Fishy Strawberry* Fisher Leggins in Black (L$60)

Boots: Shiny Things Wrapped Stiletto Boots in Black (L$400)

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Hair: *SHOP SEU* Pompadour Hair in Purple Brown (L$170)

Sunglasses: Paper Couture Logo Aviators in Umber (fatpack) (L$200)

Earrings: Yummy Bird Cage Earrings in Gold (L$0)

Swimsuit: Chic Boutique Versace Swimsuit (L$149)

Shirt: Luck inc. Button Down Shirt in Brown (L$199)

Necklace: Yummy Momento Locket (L$130)

Bracelet: Yummy Found Hearts Bracelet with Color Changeable Bands in Gold (L$130)

Shoes: INDI Designs Belluci Shoes in Gold (L$325)

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I think these swimsuits work well as part of an overall outfit, but they’re also fabulous worn on their own. Neither the Little Rebel Designs or Chic Boutique bathing suits are new; I’ve owned them both for a couple of years, but still love them! Meghindo’s Touch of Sensuality is a fairly new label and the work is amazing. The designer, Meghindo Romano, has created one of the sexiest and well designed swimwear ranges I’ve ever seen in SL, together with a beautiful range of lingerie and clothing pieces. The main store is being remodelled at the moment, but you can browse the complete Meghindo range at the satellite store at Casablanca Boulevard in the meantime.  I am, of course, a huge fan of Lilyana Dryke’s creations and the Evaa Swimsuit from her label, eLDee, is typical of the brilliant work you can find at the main store. As I’ve come to expect from Lilyana, it has a quirky edge with a semi-transparent prim collar and cheeky thong back. The range of colours is so lovely, I found it hard to choose which one to feature; at just L$85, you could always splash out and buy it in more than one colour if you can’t decide either :).

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Tongue in Chic…

Those of a sensitive disposition should STOP READING NOW!!!

OK, couldn’t resist eh? I recently had the need to research 1950’s advertising for a RL project I’ve been working on. I love the style of those old adverts, but found the innocence of some of the copy and the sexism hysterical. Well, in my experience, advertising only works if it appeals to the target market and it can only do that if it reflects the opinions and values of the time; so I say ‘don’t blame the ad man!’ However, you can blame me (if you like) for my cheeky and somewhat saucy take on it. But remember, I did warn you :P.

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Hair: Clawtooth by Clawtooth Kitten with a Whip Hair in Starlet Blonde (“Blondes have more fun” pack) (L$300)

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

Dress: Casa Del Shai The Reluctant Seductress Dress in White (L$400)

Necklace and Earrings: Paper Couture Crystal Bloom Set (L$400)

Ring: Paper Couture Times Square Ring in Diamond (part of the Black and White Diamond set) (L$175)

Stockings: *Sheer* Torn Nylon 02 Stockings in Black (L$50)

Shoes: Sylfie’s Prim Seduction Cascade Stilettos in Chrome/Black (L$300)

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Hair: Ingenue Marilyn Hair in Blonde (modified to wear under hat) (L$100)

Hat: ICoN Hat in Beige (part of the Hat & Bangle set in Red/Beige (L$200)

Sunglasses: Icing Marilyn Sunglasses (fatpack) (L$250)

Swimsuit: Lost Dreams Lost Dreams Retro Polka Dot Swimsuit (part of the Swimmers and Skirt set) (L$180)

Gloves: Creative Kaoz Satin Opera Gloves in White (L$30)

Shoes: HOC Industries Strappy Stilettos (L$30)

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Hair: Hiccup Slow Jamz 2007 Hair in Light Blonde (Platinum/Light Blonde pack) (L$175)

Nail Polish: J’s Natural Real Color in Pink (Fat Pack) (L$50)

Earrings: Eclectica Jazz Chinoiserie Earrings (part of Chinoiserie set) (L$300)

Blouse: Tres Blah Silky Blouse in Pearl (L$90)

Jumper: Tres Blah Belted Top (L$90)

Apron: BLONDE Pinny With Pockets (L$10)

Brooch: Nylon Outfitters Green Shirt Jacket Flower (part of the Womens Freebies pack) (L$1)

Dress: Icing Marilyn Dress in White (L$295)

Bracelet: Atelier AM Ball Bracelet in White (L$100)

Shoes: HOC Industries Sneaker Wedges (L$30)

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Hair: artilleri Sabina II Hair in Honey (Blondes pack) (L$200)

Nail Polish: Reale Manicure in Red (L$0)

Earrings: Woo’s! Hoopstastic Solid Colour Change Hoops (L$7)

Vest: artilleri Marcy Top in White/Red Polkadots – Christmas Group Gift (no longer available) – Other colourways are available in store (L$120)

Bracelets: Earthtones Aurora Bangle in Scarlet/Silver (part of the Shades of Romance set) – Vintage (no longer available)

Trousers: &Bean Pull up to the Bumper Trousers in Light (L$150)

Shoes: HOC Industries Stubbers (L$10)

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The HOC Industries label first came to my attention in February when I spotted their Sneakers on Xstreet which were featured as the best selling item. With a price label of just L$30 I wondered at first ‘where’s the catch’, but thought I would give them a go considering it a low risk purchase. From the moment I rezzed them, I was in love and I’ve been a big HOC Industries’ fan ever since. Not only are these shoes beautifully crafted from custom textures and sculpties, but they are scripted too meaning that with every pair you get multiple choice colour options. The shoes featured in this post are priced between L$10 and L$30 which is absolutely remarkable value. Guu Nishi, designer of the label, is a thoroughly nice lady and in my opinion a true champion of SL fashion. HOC Industries items can be purchased on Xstreet or at the main store inworld.

*** The generosity of SL content creators never ceases to amaze me and I have 2 designers to thank for helping me put this post together. Antonia Marat, designer of the artilleri label, is the undisputed queen of everything SL retro. She’s recently revamped her main store and launched a separate store for artilleri HOME which is where today’s first and third shots were taken. Many thanks to her for allowing me to take the shots there and for custom making the fabulous tray of muffins for this post. A big thank you also to Tater Skytower for supplying the Cola Machine used in the last shot. Tater is content creator for Taters vintage stuff and this is the place to go for all things Coco Cola! ***

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