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Glam Chick

Hi people, hope you are enjoying your weekend so far? I was rummaging around in FTV yesterday looking for a new dress and came across this amazing little number.  The black and gold geometric stripes of this dress were so eye-catching and took me hurtling back to the mid 70’s & early 80’s.  Not that I remember the mid 70’s but I was very heavily influenced by artists like Bowie and Bryan Ferry in my younger days, not only was the music awesome but these guys had a wonderful sense of style.  Actually, I have to admit now that I was deeply in love with Bryan Ferry he was so suave & sexy and always looked stylin’. Of course he was about 20 years too old for me lol, but these girly crushes when you are a kid make no sense at all do they?  Anyway, maybe this clip from Roxy Music will give you a feel for my meaning here.  Note Jerry Hall in the slinky outfit towards the end, and imagine me pushing her out of the way – he’s MINE!  Not sure about the mustache but heh, it’s Bryan I forgive him.

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Anyway, enough waffling & back to the outfit.  The grid was really borked last night when I put this outfit together.  I took the skirt off to adjust the pants layer as they are pretty short and my ao kept showing unwanted thigh.  Sadly, no matter how much I tried, the grid would not put my skirt back on so I was forced to walk around without it.  However, it wasn’t a bad look at all, in fact, it was a smexy little jumpsuit or so I kept telling myself :D  You can also buy this dress in silver and black too – YAY!

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I have paired the outfit with heels from Storm Schmooz, big sunglasses and hair by Kin to bring the look back to 2008. We can’t keep reliving our yoofs can we?

Shopping list:

Dress:FTV (Frozen Turquoise Valentine) – FTV Black Geometric, Shoes:Storm Schmooz – Laque black, Glasses:Soreal – Halo Sunglasses Extended SSG010, Hair:Kin – Karei Black, Necklace and Earrings: Slink – Gold Hoop Jewellery, Skin:Pelle Figura – Eva Spice Glam.

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Two sides of the same coin

I’m so busy with a few things in both SL and RL at the moment, so will keep this post short.  I know I usually blah on inanely but luckily for you, I don’t have the time:P  My post today is all about Emery’s Autumn Ashes dress – same dress, two different looks.

Look1

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I’ve kept the first look relatively casual by pairing the dress with white jeans and these goregous pumps by Armidi.  To be honest this could very easily double up as an evening look too^^ 

Look2

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Paired with nothing but these awesome boots from Naima, short and very smexy hair by Philotic Energy and some silver funky accessories, this look screams look at meeee.  It’s not an outfit for the faint hearted and if I saw someone flaunting it in this get-up, I’m sure she would be in IM hell from unnatached guys lol.  Wear at own risk :P

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Retro Rascals

Vintage clothing is always in style and it’s been great to see our beloved bad girls like Lilly Allen, Amy Winehouse and Kelly Osbourn sporting vintage looks.  You have to admit they do it with style and it’s definitely a look direct from the street.  

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Since I first became interested in clothing, I’ve noticed that vintage pieces have always played a strong part in fashion.  In the 80’s we had Madonna with her little dresses and leggings, in the 90’s it was the grunge look – Courtney Love being a classic example.  And right now, we have the afore-mentioned girlies.  Thinking on it, it seems it’s always the bad girls who wear Vintage lol

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This outfit started with Artilleri’s Aunty Elsie dress in yellow, I just loved the texture of this dress, the pattern is adorable and so 50’s.  In fact I love it so much, I won’t rest until I find something similar in RL & make myself one of those cute 1950’s aprons out of it.  I digress, sorry.  Antonia seems to work magic with her textures, every little detail in her clothes seems to really stand out, it’s almost like you can see the love right there on your outfit.  Neferia of Ivalde fame has the same feel with her gorgeous dresses, every detail lovingly placed.

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The jacket is by !_Ce_Cubic effect and was blogged recently by MichaMiwho reminded me of it and the fact that I stupidly only bought it in brown and never thought of pairing it with a dress.  Sends a little smile and a wave of thanks to Milla :) 

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Gorgeous in green

 I met a stylin’ gal yesterday wearing this fab little sweater-dress by Blooberry (unfortunately, I forgot her name which is a pity as she was so nice too, hopefully if she reads this she will drop me an IM in-world and I can credit her properly lol).  I really don’t know how I missed this little gem of a dress when I was last in Blooberry?  I guess sometimes we are looking for something in particular and pass over what would normally make our palms sweaty and have us reaching for our virtual wallets. 

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The dress comes in several other colours too but it was the green that caught my eye, it’s so earthy and great for spring.  You know, I adore how sweater-dresses are so versatile, team them with jeans, leggings, tights or go bare legged, whatever takes your fancy but with just one dress you get so many great looks, hell, if you had all the colours the possiblities are endless!   

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I decided to don my Boho jewellery again for this outfit, it adds warmth and let’s face it, it may be spring but in the UK it’s still bloody cold.  To break the outfit up a little I added the brown Militaire belt by Fancy Schmancy.  I think a little shrug jacket would also look fab with this outfit, sadly I don’t have one so off I go to shop again lol

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Snatching at Sn@tch?

Hey all, it’s been a week since my last blog due to me being busy in RL and having difficulties with my blog, pictures were suddenly disappearing and then being replaced by others, it was like the gremlins had invaded lol.

 Anyway, I felt compelled to write when my friend Taille gave me the heads-up on Ivy’s recent post over at Snatch.  Oh my, it touched a nerve I can tell you.  Ivy often places freebies in her store, not just for members of her group but for the whole of the SL community.  I remember when I started this account with Saiko, I had originally intended to keep it free as there are so many generous freebies available.  One of the first items I got free was this Film Noir dress made by Ivy, I remember feeling so lucky that something so beautiful was available as a freebie (granted, it was for a limited time only).

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Now freebies are truly a great thing and when you start out, items like this dress are a treasure.  But it seems people are taking freebies for granted, not just at Ivy’s store but all over the grid.  That is fine if you really have no money, but for those of us who do have money it is a crying shame just to take and not purchase anything else from that designer.

I remember on Fashcon Rezday, all the wonderful gifts on the grid, it was truly a great day, but I couldn’t help at times feeling like a vulture swooping in for the next tit-bit.  Was I alone in feeling this way?  We all want something for free, it seems to be part of our culture these days, but when designer’s hard work and generosity goes unrewarded it is a little cringe-worthy.

I have had lots of freebies and I love them, and I too am guilty of not always purchasing something from the store, but I am working on it – I’ve said it before in another post of mine, it’s my karma lol.  I have yet to buy something at Ivy’s only as I think with this dress I got my fave item in her store but I follow her work religiously and am waiting for that special something to say “you want me – you know you want me”! It’s only a matter of time.

Please take a look at Ivy’s blog, read what she has to say and for those people who are acting like asshats, you need to get a grip, designer’s choose to give items away for free at their own discretion, they can also choose to withdraw those items at any time and should be able to do so without people having timmy tantrums in public and screaming that they have been ripped off.  Shame on you.

Thanks to Ivy and all the designers out there who offer freebies, it is appreciated by most of us, rest assured. 

Gah, sorry to get on my soapbox – have a great weekend all!

Twilight Tango

 I bought this dress a week or so ago and have been meaning to blog it ever since but I’ve had severe lag lately and even trying to rez an outfit has been a nightmare.  I’ve been lucky today and even managed this, a second post……go me! 

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This dress is, in a word marvelous, the skirt is bang up to the minute in style and not unlike !_Ce_Cubic effect’s Tiered Skirt, but it is actually a skirt with the prims attaching to the spine and hips as opposed to the prims being attached to the legs. 

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I adore the subtle sparkles scattered in swathes over the top half of the dress, it really stops the dress from  looking one dimensional and adds a special touch.  One word of warning though, those who dislike showing the cracks of their arses should avoid this one.  I usually don’t get my cheeks out for anyone but this dress is class, pure and simple, therefore, my arse is class too ;p

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The Bold & the Beautiful….

I’ve been lurking in LeeZu Baxters for a day or two now, my eye kept being drawn to the Revolution Mo outfit.  It’s striking that’s for sure and bold to boot.  I wasn’t sure if I wanted it as at first, to me, it was a confusing piece.  Then yesterday eureeka -I got it (I bought it too ;p), I understood Leezu’s outfit and the more I played, the more I loved it.

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 This daring use of colour and the abstract quilting patterns of the coat make it so unique, abstract art, bold patterns and colour is gonna be big this year.  I chose to team the coat with a pair of red ankle boots, black skinny jeans and a red shirt.  What is great about the coat is you can pick any of the many colours and use that as your accent colour, it’s so diverse.

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This outfit is one of the other combinations, and at first it kinda just hits you with a WTH, but the more you look, the more it grows on you, well for me it did lol.  It’s edgy and fun and the transparent skirt is awesome.  I had to keep accessories down to a minimum here as the dress really doesn’t need a lot.  I wore red earrings and bronze wedge heels to co-ordinate. 

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But baby it’s cold outside…..

It’s been minus 2 today, the frost is still on the ground outside and I’m hungover.  Feeling like hell on legs always makes me want to dress in something soft and comforting, this mini sweater-dress from Nyte’N’Day was perfect.  It’s a shame that in real life, I’m still in my jim-jams :p

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I toyed with having bare legs, but it’s too cold and goosebumps are a terrible look, a look I’d rather not share.  G.L.A.M.’s Tintable Metallic Tights came to the rescue and I teamed them with boots from Slink

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The skin is by Kryptonia Paperdoll at Splashing Doll and was a freebie but Kryptonia informed me that this particular skin (Mailin) isn’t free anymore, However it only costs L$275!  While you are there check out some of the other shops, there is also a freebie shop.  I couldn’t check it out as the grid hates me today, tp’s ended in me crashing and when I relogged, my prims wouldn’t rez, maps wouldn’t work and yada yada yada. 

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