Search & Destroy

3 05 2010

I’ve been in a blogging funk lately.  It’s not that I don’t have anything TO blog…I just haven’t had the desire to actually do it.  Call it being in a rut, or being lazy, or whatever you want.  All I know is two weeks is too long to be in any kind of rut.  To knock myself out of it and get back into blogging, I did what I always do when I’m feeling creatively blocked.  I put on some music and see where it takes me. 

Last night I was listening to a cover of the Iggy Pop classic “Search & Destroy” and sifting through my massive inventory.  Lo and behold, a look started to emerge influenced directly by the music blaring in my ears.  It’s a bit glam, a bit punk, a bit rock and a lot fashionista. 

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Hurry! This Kyoot-ness Won’t Last

2 04 2010

Very rarely do I blog something the same day it lands in my inventory.  Between my SL and rl work schedules, I’m lucky if I can get something blogged the same week.  But because this fantastic dress by Kyoot is an exclusive 50L Friday item, it had to be done today.  And it had to be done today because YOU can only get it today.  And believe me, you want this dress.

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The Kyoot-ness of Miamai

10 03 2010

One of my favorite things about writing this blog is mixing and matching pieces from different designers to create a new look.  It’s probably the main reason I got into blogging in the first place, honestly.  And I’ve not been doing nearly enough of that recently.  To that end, I decided to take my most recent purchase and build an outfit to show all of you.  It all started with the Wool Frill Skirt by Miamai.

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1 03 2010

When Sascha Frangilli passed me one of her newest releases for review, the name perplexed me a bit.  An outfit that consists of black and houndstooth doesn’t immediately bring the word swirly to mind.  But once I got into the folders and saw the sheer number of mix and match possibilities, I understood a bit better.  Yes, my mind was swirling with all of the style options that Swirly offers you and I had a lot of fun putting different looks together.  For my first look, I wanted to contrast the classic houndstooth pattern of the jacket with a very modern twist.

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12 12 2009

It’s cold here in RL and I’m feeling the need to dress warmly in my virtual life as well.  One of my favorite new “winter” outfits is Katerina from House of RFyre.  I knew I wanted it the moment I saw the photo.  It was so beautiful I even asked for a review copy; which is something I do very rarely.  Harper Beresford was kind enough to pass me Katerina and I knew I had to take it to one of my favorite snowy places and snap some photos. 

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December Warmth

29 11 2009

Winter is fast approaching and that means the cold and snow will be here before I’m ready.  That is always the case in RL since winter is my least favorite season.  I don’t really care for snow.  However, Shiryu Musashi of Musashi-Do has created a coat so fabulous you won’t mind traipsing through the cold white stuff as you do your holiday shopping.

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Quick Look: The Chauffeur?

27 10 2009

Have you ever had one of those days when nothing you put on seems “right”?  I was in that sort of mood one night last week as I stood there trying on look after look after look.  Nothing was speaking to me though until Rhodesy mentioned something about dressing like “The Chauffeur.”  For those that don’t know, The Chauffeur by Duran Duran is my favorite song of all time, and I immediately jumped on the idea.  Of course, I couldn’t do an exact copy of the outfit in the video, but I could maybe get close and by combining some different pieces, we came up with a look that I absolutely adore.

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The first item for the look was the Pea Coat from Ibizarre in black.  I adore this coat and have it in almost every color available.  The Pea Coat is just one of those essential fall items, don’t you think?  It’s stylish, comfortable, and perfect for those days when you need a bit more than a light jacket but it’s not time to break out the winter coat just yet.  I added the SLink buckle pants, also in black, because they are the perfect pair of pants for almost any look. 

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I wanted boots, and I went back and forth over this before finally deciding on the BAX Prestige Boots.  I have to admit, I was a little leery about buying them.  They are somewhat expensive, and I generally refuse to buy any boots that don’t come in a demo version.  But I was assured an exact fit by the CSR at the store, so I decided to take a risk.  And wow, am I so glad I bought them!  These boots are FANTASTIC!  It took me a little while to get them fit right, but with the built-in sizing script, it was far easier than doing it by hand.  The fitting system is genius, and I love that I can change the color of the zipper on the back and the sole.  They also come with an AO and sounds if you should choose to use them.  These boots are so sexy and chic…definitely my favorite by far.

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I do not have a Chauffeur’s hat, alas, but I did have something close: the Sunday hair by Magika, which comes with this cute hat.  I really liked the ponytail along the side of this hair and the way it frames my face well.  I’ve been wearing a lot of hair from Magika recently.  The selection there just gets better and better.

The skin is ::Exodi:: of course, since I never wear anything else.  Though I do feel the need to promise to have Ryker’s virtual babies if she’ll just give us more makeup for Shiloh.  I NEED more, Ryker! *bats her eyelashes*

My new friend Annabella Donner saw me the other day and said I looked like I’d stepped right of the pages of 1960’s British Vogue, which was a wonderful compliment, and since Duran Duran are from England, I’ll call this look a success.  However you describe this outfit…British Vogue, The Chauffeur, Fall Chic…I love it and will definitely be wearing it a lot this season.

Photography by Arcadia Nightfire, MDR Photo Studio

Model Info:
Skin: ::Exodi:: – Shiloh (Honey), Nosferatu (LtBrows)
Eyes: ::Exodi:: – Speculation Eyes, Blue
Eyelashes: Beauty Avatar – Regina Eyelashes 10
Hair: Magika – Sunday, Blonde C
Manicure: Sin Skins – Glitter Manicure, Black
Jacket: Ibizarre – Pea Coat, Black
Pants: SLink – Buckle Pants, Black
Boots: BAX Coen Designs – Prestige Boots, Black

Photo #1:  LostAngel – Summer Crash #1
Photo #2:  Diesel Works – Aurora #2
Photo #3:  LostAngel – Summer Crash #8
Photo #4:  Diesel Works – Aurora #8