If The Shoe Fits…

3 09 2009

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buy it in every color!  I love that quote, and I certainly did buy every color of the new Maitreya Gold Shanti shoes via the fatpack option.  I did think about it for a day or two, because I’ve never spent that many lindens on anything in all of my second life.  But when I figured out how much I’d be saving via the fatpack option, I clicked buy, and the rest, as they say,  is history. 
 
Words cannot express how much I adore these shoes.  They are incredible.  My very first foray into prim toes, and I’m totally hooked.  The HUD is super easy to use and comes with all kinds of options for skin matching and toenail polish colors.  I really had no trouble matching my skin tone.  What’s even better is that it comes with five spaces you can save settings on, in case you have several skins you like to wear.  Me, I seem to stick with ::Exodi::.
 
Yes, I adore these shoes more than an avatar should, but I can’t take them off.  All I do is switch colors and change the nail polish option with each outfit. Speaking of outfits, I did come up with a super casual, yet chic summery look to go with my new shoes.

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Take The Plunge

4 08 2009

There are certain essential summer items one must have: sunglasses, swimsuits, shorts, etc.  Tank tops are definitely on that “essentials” list.  They can be dressed up or dressed down.  They can be comfy and casual or pretty and feminine.  Or, as is the case with the newest tank tops from Riddle, they can be sexy as hell.

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The Life of a Lingerie Model, Part 2

6 06 2009

A few weeks ago, IndigoBlue Dagastino of Seldom Blue contacted me about shooting some photos of her new line of lingerie called Kira.  Of course I jumped at the chance, not only because I love lingerie, but because this set is named for one of my oldest and dearest SL friends, Kira Lebed.  I was even more thrilled that Kira and her lovely partner Katia Hartshon were my models for that shoot.  You can see some of the photos from that in the entryway to Seldom Blue.  It’s really very cool to have your work on display in a store.  And, lucky me, IndigoBlue Dagastino was nice enough to gift me with two colors of the Kira set, Nude and Lilac.  After shooting every color Kira comes in, I have to say they are all exquisite, but these two colors stood out the most for me. 

One of the places I shot Kira and Katia’s photos was at Chouchou, Chouchou.  I am absolutely enamored with shooting lingerie there for some reason, especially in the bird cage.  I think it’s an interesting concept shoot, and for the blog I decided to take the Kira lingerie back there.  Only this time, I got to be both model and photographer.  Lucky me! 

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Lucretia, My Reflection

27 05 2009

I love it when an outfit immediately has me singing lyrics to one of my favorite songs, and this is the case with a new release, Lucretia, from Reasonable Desires.  As soon as I saw the add for this and started spontaneously singing Sisters of Mercy, I knew I had to have it.  Austie Pegler was generous enough to send it to me in addition to all of the other new realeases, some of which I will be showing you in upcoming posts.  But for now…

I hear the sons of the city and dispossessed,
Get down, get undressed
Get pretty but you and me,
We got the kingdom, we got the key
We got the empire, now as then,
We don’t doubt, we don’t take direction,
Lucretia, my reflection, dance the ghost with me

 

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Callie Cline Appreciation Day

21 05 2009

Last week’s Blogger Appreciation Week was amazing, culminating in a day of fun parties where the “uniform” of the day was white tank tops and jeans. It was really interesting to meet some of my fellow bloggers and a few designers as well.  Of course I had to snap a photo.

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The sheer amount of gifts has been a bit overwhelming.  I’m in awe at the generosity of the designers and of all the hard work that went into organizing such an event.  It’s a credit to those involved that all ran smoothly and drama-free.

I really never thought about myself being a big part of the fashion community.  I just write my little blog, do my own thing, and hope that the people that do read these pages will perhaps look at fashion in a different way or find a store they’ve never heard of before.  I don’t write to be part of the “fashion press” as some have put it.  But in a way, I guess we bloggers do provide press for designers, and I can imagine that up and coming designers especially benefit from being blogged.  And while I never really thought about my role in the SL Fashion Community before, I have to say, it was nice to be appreciated.

Of course, Blogger Appreciation Week would never have happened if not for the thoughtfulness and creativity of SL Fashion’s own Callie Cline.  I’d never really had any interaction with Callie before Blogger Appreciation Week.  I found her to be very nice and approachable, friendly and kind.  Generous goes without saying as she gave so much of her time and creativity to pull this whole event off, not to mention gifts from her store.  Because of all she has done, today has been declared Calle Cline Appreciation Day, and I thought I’d show you one of my favorite pieces from her very eclectic collection.  In the spirit of cooperation Callie so beautifully showed us this past week, I’m going to pair her wonderful design with an array of interesting pieces and see what kind of fun looks I can come up with.

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