Posts Tagged ‘Retro’

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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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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Ode to Lauren Bacall

This look really made me think of the old 40’s film stars.  Starlets bedecked in tailored trousers inspired by Coco Chanel along with sweaters and Coco’s trademark multiple strands of pearls.  Lauren was one of the stars that came to mind, she would have looked good in a bin bag and I can picture her in an outfit similar to this lol.   Pity Lauren was a blonde, and as much as I admire her, I’ve been raven haired from my humble beginnings in SL & no way in hell will you see me in blonde hair^^

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 I bought this cardigan from Ce_Cubic a while ago, I haven’t really managed to find anything to team it with until today.  Today was a good day, I found these lounge pants at Mocca for L$50.  I was already wearing the cardigan and the combination gave me my inspiration for this post.

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Once I added the black pearls from Muse and the skin from Pelle Figura, I had my outfit, I just needed a clutch bag to finish it.

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Looove this bag, it’s from DEJAVU & comes in another four colours too which I will be going back for no doubt ;p

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I’ve borrowed my sister in law’s USB record deck which copies all your old vinyl records down to cd format (yeah, some of you don’t remember vinyl – jeesh I’m getting old).  I was playing my old Madness, Specials, The Jam & The Beat records and it gave me an idea for an updated Two-Tone look – aahh the good old days……..

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Madness are still playing live and are as good as ever, and Suggs still has those good looks!  The only thing missing from the outfit are braces (suspenders I think you call them in the good ole US of A) and a porkpie hat, but as this is a modern twist and sometimes over-accessorising can kill an outfit, I left them out.  I would have liked to be able to afford a pair of old Ray-Ban style sunglasses (I’m pretty sure Artilleri makes something similar) but my budget is low this week lol.  The shirt is by THREADBARE and is a guy’s shirt, it has a nice Oxford Weave to it and was a bargain at L$60.  The tie was L$30 and I got one in black too as it was too good a buy to miss.

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 The uber cute (and free) dice earrings were made by someone called Sarabi Spatula, they didn’t come with a landmark, so, I searched for Sarabi and he/she has since left SL.  I would love to tell you where they are from, but I have no idea?  Anybody out there know? 

A short post from me today but I want to get back to the record deck :)

*Saiko skips off singing………… Shall I take you to a restaurant that’s got glass tables, you can watch yourself – while you are eating

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