Archive for Spring/Summer

London Calling

Hi all, hope your weekend is going well?  I managed some time out to log in today to show you this new outfit and I made a new friend who insisted on running me over repeatedly in a sandbox.  I think I kinda startled her when I jumped into the car beside her but we got chatting.  You make friends in unlikely places and situations in SL no?

Outfit today is a mish-mash from Emery and Bland.  Emery’s Irish Blood English Heart outfit is just up my street or should that be alley seeing as I’m in London?  Of course, I am also a huge fan of Morrissey and The Smiths and just so you are not missing out, and for your listening pleasure, here is Morrissey’s awesome song Irish Blood English Heart.

The top that comes with the Emery outfit is actually a sweet little cowl neck in a neutral cream.  I wanted to brighten the look up a little so added this cute Fashion Victim top from Bland.  I can’t say with my hand on my heart that I love everything by Bland, but there are a few pieces there worth looking at.  if you love bold colour then it very well could be the shop for you but I am not a convert (yet) XD

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70’s Heaven

I was inspired to take a look at GLAM’s new refurb and take advantage of the sale.  While I was umming and ahhing over the clothes,  this mighteh fine jumpsuit caught my eye, I have never seen it before and couldn’t wait to try it on.  This outfit reminds me of Farah Fawcett so of course I just had to pair it with big hair XD.

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To add a little more glamour I teamed the jumpsuit with gold shoes and accessories.  I’m in heels here but I think the outfit would look great with sneakers too, maybe add a baseball cap for an extra 70’s touch.

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That’s it from me today, I’m off to find a 70’s disco to strut my funky stuff.

Shopping list:

Jumpsuit: G.L.A.M. – Glamour Chic Jumper in Tan, Shoes: Kittie’s Lair – Peep Toe Pumps Tease! in Vintage Gold, Hair:RAC – Love Affair in Black, Bracelet: Slink – Gold Hoop Jewellery, Gold Beaded Bangles, Necklace: Illusions – Illusions Signature Necklace Gold(part of freebie set), Glasses: KR – KR Sunglasses W2, Skin:Pelle Figura – Eva Cherry Sun

Street Style

 I was still in an urban mood this weekend and yes, I’m still in my beloved sneakers only this time in yellow XD .  My post today is however, not focused on my clothes but this awesome little vintage Lambretto Scooter made by Japaka Jun of the Team Madaka Garage.  I’ve been zipping around on it all weekend and it is sooo much fun.

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Before I go into detail, you have to know one very, very important thing, you can change the colour of the body parts!  YES!  As well as operating as a functional mode of transport, your scooter can become a fashion accessory too – YAY!  There are seven scooters available,  all based on Lambrettos and Vispas (I’m sure I don’t have to give you the RL names these scooters are based on^^).  Each have been crafted with love and a skill seldom seen in SL, they are a sheer joy and you will have a very hard time choosing one….trust me.

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I’ve changed the upper body to red here – it’s my fave look for this scooter but you can also change the seat colour and the lower body colours too so the variety is endless.  One of the Vispas has an add-on pack full of mirrors and a spare tyre so you can go for the full-on Mod look or appear to have just ridden off the set of Quadrophenia.

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The detail on this scooter is really lovely, I spent ages just looking at it before even getting on the damn thing.  It rides like a dream too and has four gears, everything is hud operated, just click on the bike for a pull down menu, make your changes, turn the engine on and off you go…….. wheeeeeeeee. 

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And not only do we have magnificent scooters – remember these little cars?  Yes, you too can have your very own bubble car or “Feet” as this one is known.  My old friend Dave used to have one of these and we would rib him about it constantly.  He would say to me “one day, you will want one of these, they will be a classic”  I see so few of them on the road now, and he was right, I always want one when I see them lol.  I didn’t buy one of these babies however, as my avatar is a little too tall and I wanted a scooter so badly.

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Urban chic

I’ve been running around the grid in this outfit for a few days now, that is so unlike me, I usually change at least once everyday and wear whatever suits my mood/purpose.  I  have been attending quite a few live gigs and this outfit was so appropriate, casual, urban but chic at the same time.

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I blame it on the shoes, I bought these from soreal last week and have been finding little outfits to wear with them ever since, I haven’t taken them off yet, it’s love, pure and simple.

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There’s nothing new about my outfit, all of the items worn have been available for some time now, but I figured if I was happy to wear it for a few days then why not blog it & share it?  After all, we all have days when we just want to be casual & chilled out, this is just my take on it.

Don’t forget to visit the “Take me shopping!” page for in-world locations and SLURLS.

Shopping list:

Skirt: DP – Denim Skirt (Rose), Top & Vest: Pochette – Vest Inner White, Cotton Vest (part of freebie bag – possibly still available), Shoes: Soreal – City Steps Sneakers Pink, Bracelet: Shit Happens – Randomly Coloured Bracelets (old freebie), Glasses: Armidi – Fi Umo Sunglasses, Hair: Cake – Europa in Black, Skin: Pelle Figura – Eva Bubblegum Glam.

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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Summer Breeze

The sun was shining through my window at work today, the office was warm and my mind lazily drifted, imagining the barmy summer evenings yet to come.  Then it bloody rained.  Typical huh?  However, we have SL don’t we?  So sod it, summer has come early.  I’m thinking evening BBQ, a cold glass of Chardonnay or maybe some Margheritas with plenty of salt on the rim of the glass – roll on summer!

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I’ve had this !_Ce-Cubic effect skirt for some months now and never had the chance to wear it, it’s been hanging pathetically in my virtual wardrobe just waiting for the right top to compliment it.  I was trying some tops out and found this one in my freebie folder, it’s part of an old freebie set from <3 Cupcakes.  I’m not even sure if those freebie sets are still available :(  It was instant love when I put it on, the print is adorable.

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Yet again, I opted for Boho style jewellery, I wanted the top to do the talking rather than the accessories.  I’m still waiting to get those damn new shoes from Armidi but my trusty Armidi wedge heels came to the rescue.

 So a short post from me tonight – it’s Friday and I see a glass of wine (or 3) with my name on it and perhaps a live gig in SL with my trusty mate^^

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Short ‘n’ Sweet

I popped over to Vette’s Boutique the other day after seeing it blogged a few times on iheartsl.  I’m so glad I did, Vette’s style is simple yet so cool and she has a European flavour to her work that well, being a Brit really appeals to me^^   

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I’m wearing the Faye outfit which I absolutely lurve, it’s simplicity at it’s best.  The outfit comes with some cute black leggings which I decided not to wear as I’m finally getting to grips over bearing my legs :P  Just for fun I added Armidi’s ankle boots but why they look so pixelated in this pic is anyone’s guess – I still have a lot to learn about SL photography lol.

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The detailing on this shirt is wonderful and I’m really loving the rouched effect which is entirely on the texture and not made of prims so it helps lessen the lag somewhat. 

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Finally, I opted for an old fave when it comes to accessories, Shiny Things Recycled Jewellery which IMHO is just too cute for words.  I am also sporting some fun safety pin earrings from Spica – ouch!

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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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Step into spring

 It’s official, spring is just around the corner and with the new spring collections appearing all over the grid, it felt right to give you this little offering from KR.  This cute halter has been in Kal’s shop (and in my inventory) for a while now but as it’s been so damned cold I haven’t had the heart to wear it yet.

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I’m wearing the top with the flexi prim attachment for a fuller look but as you can see from the pic below, the halter looks just as good, if not better without it.  I didn’t have time to take a close-up of the textures or the back where there is a cute tie at the neck but believe me, it looks awesome and I can see myself wearing this a lot!

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I teamed the top with G.L.A.M.’s Denim White Wash capris and Armidi’s Vidalia Pumps, I so wanted to wear Armidi’s new spring shoes but alas, my budget is low this month, so I have to wait (pout).

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