Posts tagged ‘Belleza’

August 24, 2011

Utopia Again

Skin:  Belleza;  Aiko, pale 01
Hair:  Catwa;  Sumaya, V2, swedish
Dress:  Utopia;  Alena, silver (with bangles)
Bracelet:  Mandala;  Milky Way bangle, white

I needed another formal gown for our Sunday evenings at Elegance Ballroom and I was surfing through Marketplace when I ran across this exquisite dress from Utopia.  It shimmered in shades of silver, from bright white to metallic gray and offered a few different accessory options.  I went with the necklace and bangle (seen on my extended arm) combination.

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August 13, 2011

52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Jazzberry

Skin:  Belleza;  Aiko, pale 09
Hair:  Shag;  Thai Me Up, roots bombshell (Project Themeory)
Gown:  Vogue;  Martika, wine
Bracelets:  Mandala;  Milky Way, E and G
Earrings:  Yummy;  Diamond Spray earrings

I had originally selected an entirely different dress and style for my Jazzberry post.  Then Xan and I were having one of our ballroom nights and it dawned on me that this dress would fit the color perfectly.  Since I hadn’t shown a formal dress in a while, I went with this one.

This is actually the first gown I’ve purchased from Vogue and I love it, especially the adornment on the shoulder.  Even though the color is “wine”, its definitely lighter and one you don’t see very often for formal dresses.  The Shag hair was released last weekend and I had to have it!  So glad I popped in when I did to grab it because I ran into a friend I hadn’t talked to in a while and got a chance to catch up with her.  Win!

August 5, 2011

Finally Found: Kik Hair

Style:  Nina, platinum

I only check the feeds about once a week and even then its usually only the first page, just to see if there’s anything else new that I absolutely must have for my wardrobe.  I’ve noticed in the past couple weeks through the Hair Fair coverage that [kik] hair has been mentioned a lot.  *squeees*  Another hair designer find!

Style:  Bennett, blonde

I love the first time I go to a new-to-me store and come across so many must haves that my Linden dollar balance goes into shock from massive hemorrhage.

Style:  Fiona, platinum

And I really heart when there’s just so many things I want that I have to mentally rein myself in and make a vow to come back to buy more later.  That was the case with Kik hair.  After almost five years of wearing pixel perfect hair, its a really nice change to come across some well-done messy styles.

Style:  Fine I, platinum

Other items in pictures:

Skin:  Belleza;  Aiko, pale 01
Eyes:  Aphotic Gloom;  Clarus, ocean
Lashes:  LeLutka;  2011 curl lashes
Shirt:  Berries Inc.;  Racer top, rose

August 3, 2011

It Was a Mon Tissu Day

Skin:  Belleza;  Aiko, pale 5
Hair:  Truth;  Zaria 2, champagne
Shirt:  Mon Tissu;  Lace Crop Top, white 2
Sweater:  Mon Tissu;  Picnics & Flowers cardigan, garden
Shorts:  Mon Tissu;  Minx shorts, army green
Socks:  Kyoot;  Lacey White socks 3
Shoes:  Mimikri;  Leoluxe Ballerina, clay  (TDR blue)
Bracelets:  League;  Wanderer bracelet & Miel; Friendo bracelet

P.S. – Just a little note that I’m on vacation and away from home until Thursday, August 4, 2011.  All posts published during this week have been previously edited and awaiting publication in my Drafts.

July 22, 2011

Prepped Up

Skin:  Belleza;  Aiko, pale 01
Hair:  Head Mistress;  Wind in the Willows, blonde 1
Shirt:  Young Urban;  Black Sweatervest
Skirt:  Grixdale;  Lazy denim skirt, smog, dark
Socks:  Kyoot;  Lacey white knee socks, 2
Shoes:  Enkythings;  Ekota, black
Necklace:  Twisted & Spoiled;  Rosary Necklace (from the Demon Hunter set)
Bracelets:  Shiny Things;  Hippie bracelet & Stoned bracelet, hematite

I almost always go for the bombshell look and that’s definitely reflected in my inventory wardrobe.  But every once in a while, I come across an item outside my normal fashion preferences and my brain immediately starts putting together an ensemble centered around that piece.  Such was the case with this cute sweater vest  and shirt combination from Young Urban. This is one of my favorite go-to outfits when I need something in a hurry.  Its a little catholic school girl and a lot preppy.

July 17, 2011

Finally Found: Plume and Catwa

Top:  Plume;  Jeux d’enfants, platinum
Left:  Plume;  Plumeria, platinum
Right:  Plume;  Innocence, platinum
Skin:  Pink Fuel;  Elly, milk, angelic
Eyes:  Aphotic Gloom;  Clarus ocean
Shirt:  Novocaine;  Alandra blouse, pink

Some women love shoes, some love skins, some love handbags…with me, its hair.  So it makes me giddy when I find a hair store I didn’t know about.  Recently, I found two!!

The first, Plume, specializes in very elegant and editorial hair styles.  I’ve always had a few basic go-to updos in my inventory for those formal evenings, but I usually prefer long hair.  Until recently.  I have adored every style I’ve bought from Plume, including the new releases this week I’ve shown above.

Top:  Catwa;  Hayfa V3, creamy toffee
Bottom:  Catwa;  Sumaya V2, creamy toffee
Skin:  Belleza;  Aiko, pale 1
Eyes:  Aphotic Gloom;  Clarus, apple
Shirt:  Novocaine;  Allandra blouse, gold

Catwa is one of those designers that you ask yourself, “How did I not know about this?”  I only had time to run down the New Releases aisle, but I wanted them all and had to make some hard choices.  I’ll certainly be making a return trip to raid the rest of the styles when I have a couple hours to sample them all.

July 14, 2011

More From the Mansion

Skin:  Belleza;  Aiko, pale 1
Hair:  LeLutka;  Loose, sweeden
Eyes:  Aphotic Gloom;  Clarus, watermelon
Lingerie:  The Whore Mansion;  Neglige Intimate
Bracelets:  League;  Wanderer bracelet & Miel;  Chum bracelet

When I made my first trip to The Whore Mansion last week, I picked up several items, some that all modesty prevents me from highlighting here.  But I can show off my new lingerie.  It looks so comfortable and soft, I wish I had one like it in RL.

My new Chum bracelet from Miel and the Loose hair from LeLutka are quickly becoming part of my go-to wardrobe.  And for a great bargain…the Watermelon eyes from Aphotic Gloom were only $ 1 L on Marketplace!

July 9, 2011

52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Celadon

Skin:  Belleza;  Aiko, pale 11
Hair:  LeLutka;  Knotted, sweeden
Eyes:  Leezu;  Deep Reflection Eyes, green
Tshirt:  Jane;  Layering Tee, celery
Long Sleeve Shirt:  Jane;  Sheer Layers, eucalyptus
Jeans:  Twisted & Spoiled;  T&S jeans, antique
Scarf:  Jane;  Floret tie, avocado
Jewelry:  League;  Wanderer bracelet & Miel;  Chum bracelet

Until this week’s color challenge, I had only heard “celadon” in reference to the beautiful jade-colored Chinese Song Dynasty pottery pieces.  It was a challenge to try to put together a look that would fittingly represent the stunning pieces I remember seeing.

Can I also say how much in love I am with this hair from LeLutka’s Hair Fair booth this year???  It comes with tattoo hair bases that specifically match each shade in the color pack.

As you can see, I’m still practicing with SL shadows.  I’ve found a few Windlight settings that seem to work well with my style.  I do alright against a studio backdrop, but they don’t seem to show as well when I go out into the wilds of a sim.

July 8, 2011

Finally Found: The Whore Mansion

Skin:  Belleza;  Aiko, pale 1
Hair:  Clawtooth;  Pretty Words, bombshell blonde
Eyes:  Aphotic Gloom;  Clarus, watermelon
Shirt:  The Whore Mansion;  Suck My Top, cool white
Skirt:  The Whore Mansion;  Candie’s skirt, pattern dots
Socks:  Jane;  Lil Piggies Sassy socks, milk
Shoes:  UBU;  PornStar xtra high tops
Bracelets:  League;  Wanderer bracelet & Miel;  Chum bracelet

Thanks to Luna Jubilee’s Mauve Color Challenge post, I finally managed to find The Whore Mansion.  Now its no secret to anyone that knows me that I like to bust out (literally) the slutty clothes occasionally.  And with a boyfriend that really appreciates short skirts, I find myself in them more often than not lately.  The Whore Mansion was a perfect shopping site for all my tight, low-cut and micro-skirt needs.

I couldn’t resist this little mix n’ match outfit in hot pink and virginal white that gave me an 80’s vibe.  I decided not to go with the expected Do-Me stilettos and went kinda tomboyish with the over-the-knee socks and hightops.

I also got to show off one of my Hair Fair finds from Clawtooth and my new eyes from Aphotic Gloom (referred by a post on Gogo’s blog).

July 1, 2011

I Go Out Walking

Skin:  Belleza;  Aiko, pale 01
Hair & Hat:  Kletva;  Joss, blond (The Dressing Room)
Dress:  Acid & Mala;  Menorca, white
Bracelets:  M.R.M. Factory;  Earth Stone Accessory, red agate & Kraftika;  No. 302, white & zebra

This is another one of those outfits I purchased from one of the bargain lists, then stored away thinking maybe someday I’d have a situation to wear it.  Looks like today’s that day!  I love the beautifully detailed crinkly texture of both the top and skirt as well as the shredded look of the top’s prim attachments.

I really like the way the hair on this frames the face, soft and breezy looking (though the ends look too chunky for my taste).  I forgot to mention in the styling notes above that the skin art is from one of my favorite tattoo places, Kanival, which also has some great clothing pieces.

The jewelry is about three years old, picked up from that year’s Jewelry Fair, so I’m not sure if those stores are even still around.  But I’m not a snob when it comes to fashion.  I definitely keep and wear the things that I really like and are well-made, no matter how old or what season they came from.