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Black and White and Read All Over…

For those residing in Britain, this will mean something to you: MP, expenses, cleaning a moat, a jar of pickle, and a bottle of a Laphroaig Malt Whiskey. For those that don’t live in Blighty and think I have totally lost the plot, this week we have witnessed the UK media in possibly it’s most frenzied state yet following revelations that some British politicians may have been supplementing their incomes with dubious expense claims (since qualified by them as ‘accounting errors’). Whether you agree with the arguments put forward or not, the carte blanche coverage of the issues and attacks on those involved can seem a little extreme and is typical of the British media’s handling of topical events. Of course, this has nothing to do with fashion, but as my blog often seem influenced by RL and I feel as if I’m overloaded with political sleeze this week, this post seems appropriate.

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Hair: ETD Bonita II Hair in Smoke Burnt (All Black/White Pack) (modified to wear under hat) (L$100)

Hat: Tesla Unisex Bowler Hat (L$0)

Flower: artilleri June Polka Flower (part of the June Polka outfit) (modified to wear on hat) – Vintage (no longer available)

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

Shirt and Cuffs: Pig Tuxedo Top (L$120)

Corset: Kyoot Classic Black Austere Corset (L$90)

Ring: CaLLie CLine the Rock Ring (part of the Cover Girl Outfit w/o Boots) (L$199)

Shorts: Emery High Waist Shorts (part of the Call Me! outfit) (L$0)

Stockings & Suspenders: Insolence Dolores Nylon Seamed Stockings and Garters (part of the Dolores Black Outfit) (L$290)

Shoes: Bettie’s Tango Sandals in Black (L$200)

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

Nail Polish: J’s Nail Polish in Black (L$0)

Sunglasses: Noir Lolita Shutter Shades in White (L$1)

Shirt (under): :: DUTCH TOUCH :: Striped Under Shirt (part of the Che Black outfit) (L$250)

Shirt (outer): Last Call Go to Girl Wrap Top (part of the Go to Girl Outfit) – Vintage (no longer available)

Bangles: chuculet Sofia Bangles in Silver/Black – Blogger’s Appreciation Week Gift (not for sale)

Bag: La Besace Croco Cabas in Red (L$300)

Ring: Paper Couture Times Square Ring in Kyanite (L$175)

Skirt: Vanitas Vesture Dovely Linen Skirt in Gray (L$75)

Stockings: Paper Couture Tights in Grey (L$0)

Boots: La Besace Croco Booties in Red (L$200)

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Hair: booN FTN683 Hair in Blonde (L$200)

Earrings: +plus Plastic Earrings in Red (L$45)

Pantsuit: MG Fashion Gillian Pantsuit in Black (L$400)

Belt: Fab.Pony PVC Belt in Hypersilver (part of the Jacqueline Dress) (L$299)

Gloves: Bliensen + MaiTai Vintage Leather Gloves in Crimson (Fat Pack) (L$300)

Bag: La Besace Fausse Fourrure in Zebra (L$275)

Socks: Maitreya Prim Socks in Red (L$75)

Shoes: La Besace FFourrure Heels in Zebra (L$150)

Pose: ..::DARE::.. Antoine Strong Standing Pose (L$50)

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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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