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Suivez-moi to London…

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not a big lover of London. A surprise I am sure to those not lucky enough to have visited our nation’s capital. The inflated prices, hoards of crowds, and general uneasiness I experience when I go there usually leaves me feeling exhausted and deflated. However, you can’t visit Britain and not visit London, so when Sugar Daddy’s relatives came to stay over the Summer off we trotted to see if the streets are really lined with gold. To my amazement, I actually had a really great time. Unsurprisingly, the streets are not lined with gold, but Dolly certainly is in the outfit I have to show you today!

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Dolly’s top 5 suggestions for  things to do in London:

1. Get away from the tourist crowds and eat French at La Sacre Coeur in Islington.

2. Take a flight and enjoy a 360 degree view of the City in London’s top paid for visitor attraction, The London Eye.

3. Learn about England’s bloody past from a Yeoman at The Tower of London and see Henry VIII’s armour whilst your there.

4. Mingle with the rich and the richer at what is claimed to be the World’s most luxurious department store, Harrods.

5. Have a picnic in St James’s Park before strolling up The Mall to Buckingham Palace.

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Skin: Curio April Skin in Petal Tulip 1 [Dark] (L$1,000)

Hair: fri.day Deena Hair in Scornful Red (Reds pack) (L$75)

Sunglasses: miel Bella Peepers Sunglasses (scripted) (L$175)

Vest: !Ohmai Summer Breeze Vest in SUNNYSUBMARINE (part of the Summer Breeze outfit) (L$120)

Jacket: fri.day Military Jacket in Original Denim (L$100)

Necklace: Atelier AM Lemmon Necklace (L$100)

Bag: JE*REPUBLIC La vie est belle Bag in Valentine – Valentine hunt gift (no longer available, but very similar style and colour available in-store L$150)

Jeans: Armidi A0001 Capri Jeans in Dark Classic (L$145)

Shoes: Maitreya ChiChi Pumps in Yellow (scripted) (L$450)

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There’s been a bit of a debate around fri.day since it’s much anticipated opening at the beginning of August. Well, like them or not and for what its worth, my opinion is that they are delivering as promised. You’ll find a good range of well made basics here in all layer and colour options (yah!) plus a few crackers including some great waist belts, the beautifully styled military style jacket featured in this post, and some truly lovely hair (also featured). The best news is that they’re holding a sale from now until 10th September and most items are discounted at around the L$50 to L$100 mark.

What has never been in question since launching onto the Second Life fashion design scene, is the universal love shown for !Ohmai. I adore the sunny nature of this little yellow vest and applaud Anya’s skill in textures and the innovative use of the system skirt to produce the peplum. I know of only a few other designers who have done it so well – and I am talking about the uber talented and well-seasoned crew at Tableau here!

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Flower Power…

RL has kept me very busy over the last couple of weeks (hence no posts), not least in the garden where I’ve been enjoying the British Summertime (and Pims on the lawn in the afternoon). Subsequently, I’ve been unable to think of little else than the great outdoors, flowers, plants and such. I don’t know whether its my current interest in the garden or whether my obsession is being mirrored in SL, but in-world I seem to see flowers wherever I look. I am sure that the current craze for all things floral in SL fashion has been heavily influenced by Paper Couture’s truly inspirational Spring collection and the RL trend for flower prints. Whatever the reason, being a proper girlie girl, I am loving it. My inventory is so blooming with pieces featuring flowers, it was hard to know which ones to pick for this post. I hope you enjoy my selection <3.

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Hair: House of Heart Breeze Hair in Birch (Browns pack) (L$195)

Glasses: HOC Industries Skinny Framed Glasses (L$40)

Jumper: Maitreya Savoir Turtleneck Top in Beige (L$225)

Blouse: L’Abel Sigrid Lime Shirt (part of the Sigrid Gift Dress from Nef) (L$1)

Trousers: artilleri Fererra Pants (part of the Fererra outfit) (L$1)

Necklace: Shiny Things Knotted Bead Strand Necklace in Mother of Pearl (modified to wear in pocket) (L$0)

Shoes: Kalnins Coquette Shoes (L$500)

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Hat: Sixty-nine Allure Hat (L$150)

Nail Polish: Candy Nail Clear Glitter French Nails – former Pick Gift (no longer available)

Corset: Royal Blue Body Con Is Not Dead in Silver (L$100)

Necklace: Atelier AM Layered Flower Necklace in Pink (L$170)

Bracelet: ::MEZZO:: Double Bangle Rameacryl in Silvergray (fat pack) (L$75)

Jacket: K.I.T. Gabrielle Jacket in White (L$280)

Trousers: LeLutka Mick Pants in Pink – (pre-release – coming soon) (L$0)

Shoes: Stiletto Moody Bare Vivien Shoes in Silver Patent (Price and LM not available at the time of posting due to sim closure for remodelling)

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Hair: MIASNOW Wild Woman Hair (L$100)

Nail Polish: Armidi True Enhance Painted Nails in Cherry II (L$90)

Corset (under): Fashionably Dead Fire Compound Top in Grey (part of the Fire Compound Dress) (L$275)

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

Necklace: Icing Rose Ribbon Choker (L$195)

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

Skirt: Royal Blue Spring Bum Skirt in Romance (L$250)

Leggings: Lost Dreams Leather Trend Leggings in Black (L$90)

Boots: BAX Ankle Boots in Black Patent (L$700)

Pose: ..::DARE::.. Field Flower (L$50)

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Hair: WAKA & Yuki 84 Hair in Pink (Pack B) (L$100)

Earrings: [glow] Studio Bad Flower Earrings (L$160)

Corset: Icing Casablanca Top (part of the Casablanca outfit) (Chest Lillies modified to wear on skirt) (L$350)

Handbag: Gisele Maman Bag in Maroon (L$280)

Skirt: Beauty Avatar Couture Charlotte Peach Skirt (part of the Charlotte outfit) (L$400)

Stockings: ..::DARE::.. Lace Stockings in Bronzy (L$50)

Shoes: : Paper Couture Ava Signature Shoes (L$260)

Pose: ..::DARE::.. Ssshape (L$50)

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1. A big thank you to Sheltered Heart for sending me the new hair styles from House of Heart. I love it when designers send me things because they value my opinion; it gives me the warm fuzzies :). However, I won’t include review items in my posts unless I absolutely love them and the Breeze style certainly fits into the latter category. The flowers are scripted with an abundance of colour options and are beautifully sculpted, and I adore the flexi curls. House of Heart Breeze Hair in Birch (Browns pack) (L$195)

2. If you’ve read my first ever post, you’ll know that I wasn’t a fan of handbags because I don’t think they work well with AO’s. Well I’m pleased to see things have moved on since then and that designers are now starting to include poses with their bags. Hurrah! This cute little bag includes two nice poses (side and front) and comes in a twin-pack with maroon (illustrated) and ecru options. Gisele Maman Bag in Maroon (L$280)

3. This neckband from Icing is delightful and different. It’s incredibly detailed and well crafted, especially the feathers which waft when you move. Icing Rose Ribbon Choker (L$195)

4. What I like best about this necklace is the placement of the pearl strand layers which gives it a natural feeling of movement. It’s a nice length which works with a lot of outfits and is offered in flower and non-flower options and in a range of shades at the main Atelier AM store. Atelier AM Layered Flower Necklace in Pink (L$170)

5. The designers at [glow] Studio are prolific in their brilliance right now and every week it seems as if they gift us with yet another selection of accessory goodies. I was just preparing for this post when Linka Demina dropped these new earrings on me … perfect timing … thank you Linka! [glow] Studio Bad Flower Earrings (L$160)

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