Amuck, Amuck, Amuck!

19 10 2009

Costume season is upon us as the most important holiday of the year approaches.  I’m a big fan of both buying ready to wear costumes and throwing together your own by mixing and matching things you already own.  I’ll be showing you a bit of both as the holiday approaches so that you can decide how to come up with that perfect Halloween look.  To that end, I thought I’d show you the first costume I mixed and matched into existence this October.  And since it is almost the witching hour, a sexy witch costume seems in order.

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Fall Mix and Match

20 11 2008


Yesterday was MDR‘s first anniversary. It’s been a year of growth, moving from a small beachfront studio to having an entire SIM full of photo opportunities and a three-story studio extraordinaire. Cajsa has been hard at work building and texturing things, and I have to say the place looks great. We’re having a party on Friday to celebrate a year of taking fabulous photos AND the grand opening of our new SIM, and I’ve been busy with the preparations for that. But I did take a few moments recently to enjoy some of the fall scenery around the grid before it all disappears and the snow starts showing up. It’s not been chilly enough for a coat yet, but this season definitely calls for longer sleeves. I decided to do some mixing and matching of old and new pieces to travel the grid in and I came up with some wonderfully fashionable looks.

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Mix and Match – Goth Style

22 10 2008

Ever come across a fabulous item during a shopping excursion and just know you HAVE to have it, even though you don’t know what you’ll wear it with or when?

This happened to me several months ago while strolling through the shops on the PixelDolls Sim Port Seraphine. I came across a store called 2811, which is owned by PixelDolls, and immediately my inner Goth fell in love with the Ragged Black Velvet Skirt Set. I snatched it up as soon as SL would allow me to do so, and couldn’t wait to get home to try it on. It was as lovely as the ad, and the movement of this skirt is just gorgeous. It floats so beautifully. Of course, nothing I had looked quite right with it and so I had to give up, resigning this beautiful skirt to the back of my inventory for the time being.

Recently, RL sort of crashed in on me, literally AND figuratively, and so when I logged in, I immediately went for Goth with my look. I wear a lot of different styles of clothing, from beachy casual to couture and I love it all; but I am never more…ME…then I am when I go Goth.

Needing a little pick me up, I pulled that lovely Ragged Black Velvet Skirt out of my inventory and dusted off the cobwebs. Once I put it on, I was determined that this time I would figure out something to pair with it. Surely, in an inventory of over 9000, I could find some sort of top that would complete the look I was aiming for. I started going through every folder, pulling bits and pieces from different outfits, when I finally stumbled upon the Emily Dress from Canimal. This dress is one of the first things I bought as a newbie in SL. I can’t remember what it cost, but I know it was very cheap, if not free, cause I did not have any money almost a year ago, when I first logged into this crazy virtual existience.

So, being the fan of mixing and matching that I am, I threw on the black and red corseted Emily top with my lovely Ragged Skirt and voila! Finally, the look I was going for.

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Riddle Me This, Part Two

27 09 2008

How many looks can you create with just one outfit from Riddle?

Well, my answer is three but I’m sure you guys can come up with even more.

Last time I posted, I showed you some of the fabulous stuff from Riddle that I just adore. I don’t normally do two posts on one store right in a row, but I wanted to show you how much fun I had creating different looks with the Plaid Short Set from Riddle. I did buy it in two colours, and I do mix and match them once, but even if you only buy one color I think you can change the look of this set dramatically just by what you pair with it.

For the first look, I decided I wanted to try to go couture with these pants, and there’s no better way to achieve that than mixing and matching. I took the top from one of my Sexy Business Wear outfits, Manhattan by Mischief, and added it to the Red Plaid Shorts from Riddle.

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Riddle Me This

21 09 2008

Last week, while scrolling through Iheartsl.com, I saw an ad for a limited edition outfit by Riddle. It was made specifically for the Harajuku Fair and was only available for a few days. The outfit, called {After} School Days, was very cute and a little unusual…unusual enough to make me curious to see what else Riddle had to offer. So, of course, I dropped everything and teleported over there.

I was quite impressed. This fun, quirky store has a little bit of everything, and the prices are VERY reasonable. Don’t forget to grab some Cotton Candy on the way in. You’ll be there awhile so snacking is not a bad idea. Plus, it makes for cute photos.
The designer, Chrystina Noel, is willing to give us bloggers an outfit to review, so I contacted her and asked for the {After} School Days. She was quite nice, and I enjoyed talking with her. Once I had the outfit in my inventory, I couldn’t wait to get back to the studio and try it on.
Now, we all know how it is…sometimes you fall in love with something “on the rack” but when you get it home and try it on, you’re left feeling a bit let down. Sometimes the quality isn’t what you’d hoped for or it’s just not flattering to your shape. But then there are the good times, when you get it home, put it on, and the quality is even better than you thought it was going to be. Such is the case with Riddle.

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Mischief Managed

15 09 2008

I know, I know…I’ve blogged about Mischief before. But that was all about their “Sexy Business Wear”, and this is not.

Jani Marlowe decided to change her group to a Subscribe-o-matic group, which makes it easier for her I bet, and frees up groups for we loyal fans, since the Lindens are stingy with the group slots. In honor of the switch, every person that signs up for the Mischief subscribe-o-matic group gets an exclusive free gift: Bring It.

One of the things I love the most about Mischief is the creative naming that goes into each outfit. Half the fun of shopping there is seeing the names of the outfit on the wall that grabs your eye and then giggling when you read it. I have mentioned my love for “Sexy Business Wear” before, but Janie Marlowe also does Clubwear very well. The outfits are always sexy and sassy – perfect for going dancing at your favorite nightclub – and this gift outfit is no exception. I really love the skirt on this one. And the detail in the texture is lovely as always, check out the row of buttons on the top and on the waistband of the skirt.

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