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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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My Dolly…

I always find the philosophy behind how people view their avatars fascinating. I often discuss with others how I view Dolly; some agree with my opinions, but many don’t. I recently and inadvertently stepped on a friend’s virtual pinkies and hurt their feelings because I didn’t realise how much they saw their avatar as an extension of themselves. Well, as I always say to Sugar Daddy, I am shallow and see Dolly as just that. I used to adore dressing up and playing with dolls as a little girl (in fact my Mother has never got over the fact that I haven’t given her a grandchild with ‘my obvious maternal tendencies’!). Dolly is my excuse as a grown up to do what I did when I was little, only she is a gazillion times better than any dolly I dressed up and played with as a child; in fact I love ‘My Dolly’… share the love and love your dolly too <3.

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Hair: MIRAI STYLE Rika Hair in Pearl Pink (Pearl Pink and Cherry Red Pack) (L$200) – get it here

Nail Polish: Armidi True Enhance Painted Nails Silver I (L$90) – get it here

Dress: Kitties Lair Booty Call Sequined Mini Dress in Silver (L$250) – get it here

Jacket: AOHARU Short Jean Jacket in Pink (L$380) – get it here

Necklace & Bracelets: Eclectica Jazz Chinoiserie Long Beads and Bangles (part of Chinoiserie set) (L$300) – get them here

Socks: MALT Fashions ❤ Knee High Socks in Silver – Runway Fashion Week Gift (no longer available)

Shoes: Insolence Marie Jeanne Shoes in Pink (L$399) – get them here

second-life-eclecticaI love it when I get a tip-off about a new designer, especially when the work is as great as Eclectica’s!

It’s easy to get yourself a pearl necklace in Second Life, but Eclectica’s jewellery is something entirely different. I love love love detail and this work has it in bucket loads. The textures and styling are simply outstanding and the prices are really reasonable.

Up until recently, Eclectica’s work could only been seen at the main store in a sky box above Sinaburoe which is probably why it hasn’t received much coverage. However, the label now has a concession on the upper floor of Lost Dream’s main store which I am pleased to say is bound to ensure more and well-deserved exposure.

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Hair: Curio Gertrude Hair in Light Brown (Brown Pack) (L$200) – get it here

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

Dress: CUPCAKES Sailor Lolita Dress (L$125) – get it here

Jacket: eLDee Lara Jacket in Purple (part of the Lara Blue/Purple outfit) (L$50) – get it here

Scarf: artilleri Blue and White Flora Funky Scarf (L$75) – get it here

Dolly Key: Swallowtail Gold Turn Key (L$0) – get it here

Ring: Elate! White Rose Ring (L$85) – get it here

Bracelet: Swallowtail Orange Flower Bracelet in Turquoise (L$150) – get it here

Leggings: Honey Kitty Leggings (part of the Honey Kitty Christmas Gift outfit) – Gift (no longer available)

Shoes: Shiny Things Tuli Pumps in Silver (L$400 ) – get them here

second-life-dressesThis is probably going to sound crazy to those of you who are familiar with Cupcakes, but until I saw ou la la mode’s recent series of ‘<3 Cupcakes’ posts, I didn’t know them as a clothing designer. I greatly admire Elisabeth Villier’s style and, if she loves the label, I knew it must be good. So, I trotted along to the store to take a look and sure enough, their range of clothing is fantastic. Now I ❤ Cupcakes too!

This cute as a button sailor dress is typical of the quality of Cupcake’s work. In the clockwork dolly picture, I’ve combined it with a jacket from eLDee, but wanted to show that it has lovely little sculptie puff sleeves and nice detailing on the bodice and neckline too.

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Hair: BP Autumn Loose Braid 2 Hair in Brown (L$100) – get it here

Nail Polish: Armidi True Enhance Painted Nails Silver I (L$90) – get it here

Dress: Untone Quilt Cotton Linen Puff Sleeve Dress (L$175) – get them here

Bracelet: EarthStones Signature Stone Bracelet (L$0) – get it here

Tights: Little Fish Tights – Gift (no longer available)

Socks: WRONG Stripey Socks in Purple (Fatpack) (L$40) – get them here

Shoes: Five Minutes After Ballet Shoes in Silver (L$200) – get them here

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