Oh dear, oh dear … life’s just about as chaotic as it can be right now. I’m not complaining, I like to keep busy, but I would like more SL playtime. My RL wardrobe is a nightmare and my SL inventory is equally disorderly. I will get around to organising them both (eventually), but in the meantime just about had enough time to put this post together featuring my favourite ‘on trend’ colour pallet of the moment … black and champagne. I reckon you’ll either love or hate this looks. Whether they float your boat, or you think they’re a disaster, I had fun putting this post together. I hope you enjoy the piccies :).
Hair: REDGRAVE Sakura Curly Bob Hair in Blond (L$150)
Hat: LaGyo Special Beige Fedora (L$180)
Blouse: BareRose (Fantasy Section) Miss Quin Shirt (part of the Miss Quin outfit) (tinted R:255/G:237/B:186) (L$140)
Bracelet: Bliensen + MaiTai Industrial Revolution Bracelet (L$170)
Shorts: LeLutka Michelle Pants in Tan (L$325)
Watch: Denver Hax Free Chiming Pocket Watch (case tinted R:32/G:32/B:32) (L$0)
Leggings: Lost Dreams Leather Trend Leggings in Cream (L$90)
Boots: BAX Ankle Boots in Black Patent (L$700)
Hair: Vanity Hair Babilone Hair in Essence (Blond pack) (L$250)
Earrings, Choker & Bracelets: Eclectica Deco Pearl Strand Set in Gold (L$300)
Necklace: fashionably dead Goth Necklaces (L$150)
Dress: Paper Couture Vivian Italiano Rose Skirt and Bodice (part of the Vivian Italiano Rose outfit) (L$600)
Corset: Trilobiteware Brocadey Underbust Corset in Star (fatpack) (tinted R:255/G:255/B:204) (L$250)
Boots: Bettie’s Victorian Ankle Boots (L$300)
Hair: LeLutka Jean Hair in Platinum (Peroxides pack) (L$225)
Headpiece: AMARIAH Mist Black Crochet Dress Feather Hair Accessory (part of the Mist Black Crochet Lace Bubble Dress outfit) (L$389)
Blouse: Stylissimo Twisted Victoria Shirt (part of the Twisted Victoria dress) (L$450)
Dress and Gloves: M*A*ii*K*I Poof Gloves in Black and Poof Top/Skirt in Champagne (part of the Poof & Skirt Champagne outfit) (L$550)
Necklace: So Many Styles Pearl Necklace in Black (L$120)
Stockings: Curio Obscura Free Copper Stockings (L$0)
Boots: BareRose (Shoes Section) Short Ballet Boots in Black (fatpack) (L$135)
Last, but by no means least, I would like to shout out a huge thank you to Chance Greatrex, creator of ..::DARE::.. poses, for assisting me with this post. As well as the range of poses (and clothing items) you can purchase in-store, Chance has just started a commission service (full perm if required) and is already working with some big names in SL. I commissioned these poses from Chance and they’re now available for sale at Chance’s main store in Camorro. He is an absolute delight to work with, adorable, and hugely talented. In RL, Chance has a dance background and his knowledge of human movement is obvious when you see his poses which are, in my opinion, the most innovative in SL. Visit the ..::DARE::.. main store or IM Chance Greatrex in-world for details of his commission service.
One of the first things I do when I unpack and try on an item is see whether I can tint it. Tintable items offer so much versatility and you can create unique, particularly mix ‘n’ match looks using them. For non-prim items, right click your avatar and select Appearance. Then select the item you would like to tint under the Clothes heading. For prim items, right click over the item, select edit and then look for the Textures tab. Remember to make a copy before tinting!