Tag Archives: Style Starts Here

Time to Shine…

Sometimes when ‘the chips are down’ and you have no one else to rely upon but yourself, the world can seem a scary place. However, I think given the right frame of mind and a good old dose of determination, these moments in life can form into our finest hours.

Having gained some experience in working with graphics, I can imagine that there is great skill in creating metallic and shiny fabric textures in SL. Of course our talented Second Life Designers manage to pull it off beautifully and with stunning effect. Metallic shimmers are definitely a key RL trend this season and I’m pleased to see this reflected in current collections. When all around us seems to be doom and gloom, my advice is to don your sequins, slap on your lippy, and and prepare to dazzle with show stopping effect!

Now, isn’t it your time to shine?…

second-life-kitties-lair

Hair: TRUTH Amber Hair in Carrot (Gingers pack) (modified to wear under hat) (L$225)

Hat: Intoxicating Designs Sequin Hat in Silver (L$75)

Earrings: chicoco Pierced Earrings in Green (L$0)

Nail Polish: Armidi True Enhance Painted Nails Silver I (L$90)

Blouse: Last Call by Dazzle Haute Couture Christina Midriff Blouse (part of the Christina outfit) – Vintage (no longer available)

Skirt: Paper Couture White Horse Skirt (part of the White Horse outfit) (L$275)

Belt: Elate! Skinny Belt in Silver (L$40)

Bangle: eLDee Line Bangles in Plum (fatpack) (L$25)

Leggings: MALT Fashions Capri Lace Tights in Wine (L$149)

Boots: Kitties Lair Florence Boots in White Pearl (L$450)

second-life-fab-pony

Hair: TEKUTEKU Freebie Hair 2 (L$1)

Vest: Style Starts Here Glitter Trim Top in Champagne (L$80)

Jumper: ~*RunoRuno*~ Teetee (L$0)

Necklace 1: (W) Ladies Pearl Necklace (L$100)

Necklace 2: Paper Couture Diamond Bee Necklace (L$200)

Ring: KaNdy Kitty Love Ring in Gold Flake (L$75)

Shorts: Fab.Pony Sequin Booty Shorts in Bronze (L$99)

Shoes: Kookie Chic Heels in Creamy Latte (L$500)

second-life-style-tipsI recently discovered Fab.Pony after my colleague on the Focus Fashion Agency Team, Seinna Fredriksson, wrote about them in her brilliant and weekly post, Confessions of a Shopaholic. Well, as I later commented on Sienna’s post, I went, I saw, and ever since I have been very much in awe! If you’re planning a big night out in SL, don’t even consider putting on your dancing shoes until you’ve seen what Fab.Pony has to offer. All those who love the recent eighties’ revival will find joy here (check out the Denim Rahrah Skirts… Fab.ulous!). Click here to visit the main store.

second-life-barerose-2

Hair: House of Heart Feral Hair in Brown (Browns pack) (L$195)

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

Vest: Random Fashion Garbage Glamorous… yeah Vest in Pink – Vintage (no longer available)

Jacket: BareRose Donna Jacket (part of the Donna outfit) (L$170)

Necklace: FabulouS StillMatic Platinum & Diamond Necklace (L$200)

Bangles: (luc) Vintage Crows Silver Bangle (L$0)

Skirt: Kunglers New College Prim Skirt (part of the New College outfit) – Runway Fashion Week Gift (no longer available)

Sunglasses: GBL Jackie Ohhh Elton’s Sunglasses (modified to wear on waistband) (L$100)

Leggings: (Polina-Kaestner) Sequin Collection Leggings (L$50)

Shoes: Magic Studio Sparkle Rhinestone Open Toe Slingback Heels (L$75)

In the second shot, I’ve combined two necklaces; I often do this or combine a necklace with a scarf by attaching one item to the chest and one to the spine. This is possible because prim items move in the same way when attached to the chest or spine. Mixing up your prim items in this way is great for styling and creates a unique look. When attaching item to any other point then the default position, you’ll have to edit the placement afterwards, so make a copy first.

Advertisements

2 Comments

Filed under Second Life Belts, Second Life Boots, Second Life Hair, Second Life Hats, Second Life Jackets, Second Life Jewellery, Second Life Jumpers, Second Life Leggings, Second Life Nail Polish, Second Life Rings, Second Life Shirts, Second Life Shorts, Second Life Skirts, Second Life Sunglasses, Second Life Tights

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.

second-life-detour

second-life-ties

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

second-life-slink2

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.

Second Life Posh Totty Dolly Ewing

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

second-life-shiny-things2

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.

2 Comments

Filed under Second Life Boots, Second Life Hair, Second Life Hats, Second Life Jackets, Second Life Jeans, Second Life Jewellery, Second Life Nail Polish, Second Life Shirts, Second Life Shoes, Second Life Socks, Second Life Sunglasses, Second Life T-Shirts, Second Life Ties, Second Life Tights, Second Life Trousers