Posts tagged ‘Mandala’

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!

July 30, 2011

52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Melon

Skin:  Curio;  Candy, moonbeam, dark sugar town 2
Hair:  Exile;  Caitrin, roots, stefani
Shirt:  Berries Inc.;  Heidi top, rose white
Shorts:  Stellar;  Bermuda jeans 2, white
Nails:  Mandala;  Nail palette 2 short
Feet:  Slink;  Jolie Pied v2.0, medium

This was really a tough one for me, so I went simple.  Just like this post.

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

July 11, 2011

Can’t Pass Up This Bargain

Skin:  Al Vulo;  Renzie, peacock tan
Hair:  Exile;  Aroha, vanilla roots
Shirt:  League;  Broderie Anglais blouse, off white
Pants:  Fri.day;  Checked Capri  (FLF)
Shoes:  Pixel Mode;  Fae Wedges, white
Bracelets:  U & R Dogs;  Missa Luba, gold & Mandala;  Kabuki, silver

I’ve been cutting back quite a bit in my shopping lately and being more discerning about the items I pick up from the bargain lists.  Instead of just tp and grab, I check the blogs, look at the pictures and actually ask myself if I would end up wearing it.  If the answer is yes, then I tp and grab.

Such was the case with these super-cute capris featured on the Fifty Linden Friday list last week.  These were available in a solid and this plaid and though I don’t normally wear patterned pants, these were just too cute to pass up.  By the way, did I mention how cute they are?

Also on my must have list since I saw the ad in my inbox was this top from League.  Very soft and feminine looking.  So very much not my usual style, but I’m spreading my fashion wings lately.

And look!  Another of my treasures from Hair Fair!  This year’s offerings from Exile were top-notch and I’m full of love for the rooted textures they’ve started offering.

July 10, 2011

One For the Boys

Hoodie:   SEY;   Buttoned Hoodie /A/Black
Jeans:  NSD;  Homme Jeans/Black
Tee:  Muism;   Deep V Tee/Black
Necklace:  Mandala;  Kimera Necklace /Black
Shoes:  GOS;   Desert Boots – Black Leather

When I tp’d Xan over to my place to start our evening with a hug and a kiss, I was super-impressed with the outfit he’d put together.  I had to delay the start of our evening so I could drag him to the rooftop studio and grab a couple quick pics.  And color me shocked – he even accessorized!

In my opinion, a guy can never go wrong with Sey or Mandala (especially when said guy usually doesn’t wear jewelry).  He’s always loved to shop, but now he’s starting to bring out his inner fashionisto.  I’m creating a new category, “For The Boys”, to feature men’s clothing that I want to give a nod to.

June 11, 2011

52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Jade

Skin:  Belleza;  Aiko, medium 10
Eyes:  Leezu;  Deep Reflection Eyes, Turquoise, large
Lashes:  Redgrave;  #14, feather
Hair:  YunA’s;  # 38, platinum 01
Dress:  Utopia;  Frida, emerald, shirt C w/ shoulder caps and single scarf option
Jewelry:  Mandala;  Kabuki, silver phoenix

This week’s color was jade and while I know it comes in other shades that are just as beautiful, I decided to stick with the classic green that everyone seems to associate with that color.

I had some other photo series work in progress and kinda procrastinated doing my look and I am so glad I did so I could use this new gown from Utopia called Frida. It comes with five (yes, FIVE) different tops, two scarf options, shoulder caps, necklace and even a tiara!  It can go from looking like a classic slinky formal gown to an asian-influenced futuristic look.  I tried to go for a look somewhere in the middle of the two.

I kept with the general Asian feel and accessorized with Mandala’s newest set of bangles and nails, Kabuki in silver.  Though you can’t see them, I was wearing the Coquette shoes in silver from Indyra Originals.

May 30, 2011

He Does Like To Shop…

So surfing around the SL blogs, I run across the sites by Lourdes Denimore and Salvatore Otoro where they both discuss the challenge they undertook that originated on the Beauty Riot blog called Dare:  I Let My Boyfriend Dress Me.  They took a cute concept, adapted it for SL and came up with a great experiment I wanted to undertake.

So I approached Xan with the idea (though “approached” makes it sound like he had a choice).  More like I begged him to help me with this blog post by shopping around and finding me a complete outfit to wear.  He readily agreed until the anxiety set in when I pointed out I’d need hair, shoes and accessories.  I took pity on him and pointed him to a couple of the blog feeds to help him get the names of women’s clothing stores.  Instead, he fell in love (lust?) with one of the outfits and decided to try to re-create it himself.

Skin:  Belleza;  Aiko, medium 9
Hair:  LeLutka;  Inverted, glucose
Top:  Mon Tissu;  Lace crop top, white
Skirt:  So Many Styles;  Floral high waist skirt, blue
Belt:  Miel;  Cali cords, black
Lingerie:  Mon Tissu;  Floral lingerie, black
Socks:  Kyoot;  Lacey white knee socks, lace 2
Shoes:  Pixel Mode;  Baby T’s, black
Jewelry:  Mandala;  Necklace & Bracelets Pearl Rain, onyx

He did an admirable job copying the look and putting his own spin on it, creating something I would have never chosen myself, but ended up liking anyway.  And because he was such a good sport and completed the challenge on a very tight deadline I set for him…I also took a picture without the top and skirt, modeling just the lingerie.

May 28, 2011

52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Ruby

Skin:  Belleza;  Aiko medium
Hair:  Exile;  Artemis, champagne
Dress:  Plastik;  Shredder, heart Rubi
Shoes:  G. Field;  Vilda open boots, black
Bracelet:  Mandala; Sinra black

Since the moment I saw that swatch on Luna’s blog announcing what this week’s color would be, I’ve had the song “Ruby” by Kenny Rogers stuck in my head.  Oh Ruuuuuby, don’t take your love to town.  Dammit!  Maybe posting this will be the catharsis I need to purge it from my brain.

The shade has always seemed pretty subjective to me, ranging from a deep, rich red to a dark pink.  Finding *my* ideal of what ruby should be was…difficult.  I almost went with wearing rubies (and nothing else) when I ran across this perfect dress.  And I’m completely, hopeless crushed on my new G. Field shoes.

I can’t wait for next week’s color:  Denim.  I already have two ideas swirling in my brain. Decisions.  Decisions.