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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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Suit Yourself

Hey there, long time no see eh?  I’ve been away in RL visiting with family and on my return downloaded the new client and I am so unhappy with it.  I’ve been avoiding Windlight as I hated the pictures and the look of all my skins.  Fair enough if you want a nice water shot but for me, it’s been a bloody PITA.  I’ve also had a few days just hanging around in world and although I was thinking of my blog I just needed some time out.  I was alarmed to see a lot of drama on one of the bigger blogs over Cachet’s latest releases, this kinda put me off blogging for a few days and I wanted to ground myself.  I think sometimes the world of pixel fashion goes too far up it’s own arse, this is all supposed to be fun……isn’t it?

So, let me tell you about what I found yesterday over at Bijou.  I bought this uber funky Lazymasculine suit, it was so eyecatching with a sexy/trashy/I wore it to bed last night look that I just had to have it.  I’ll be honest here, this is not a suit that will look classy, believe me, I tried it with a number of different shoes, hair, accessories etc but nothing looked or felt right until I grabbed this hair at Vience.  I don’t want to take this hair off….ever.

You already get a multitude of t-shirts when you buy the suit and as always you get many layers (hoorah).  I opted for a T-shirt by Armidi and while I was there bought the tank in the next picture too.

The tank top works really well with the skirt and gives it another lease of life.  Strangely enough, I’m pretty sure Nylon Pinkney or Toast Bard did a t-shirt like this ages ago, I bought it back in the day when Tableau was a camp-site. Oh and by the way if anyone from the Tableau lot happens to see this – yeah yeah – you got me with your horrible little April Fools joke XD  While I support those creators who have gone over to the Dark Side (joke) I was screaming NOOOOOooooooooooooo when I read that little gem.  Anyone who reads this blog knows I love Armidi, most of my posts feature something by them but I do want somewhere different to shop folks^^

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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.

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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.