Today’s style kinda cross this barrier between the east and the west.  Just like  how harmony is prevalent in all parts of the world, clothes from different ethnic groups blends well too. Here, I’m wearing items which originate from 3 different countries, mainly Japan, America(?) (where did jeans and dresses come from? *tomoyo ponders*) and Russia. It may seem weird on the whole, with a non existent theme throughout. But on closer look, I like how the colours and subtle patterns of the different elements complement and balances each others. The delicate patterns on the Barerose kimono top softens the hard textures of the runoruno undress cocktail dress. The fur cap softens the entire “goth” look, with its colour keeping the outfit from sinking into the “too black” region. The wide cuffs of these jeans and shirt balances the tight “bodice” of the outfit.

Bleh. Someone must cure me of my bad habit of using demos for pictures. The curio skins are too lovely… I should get them soon. Ya, soon…. This one here is breeze, another favourite :)

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Credits:

Skin: :GP:  Petal [Dark] Breeze-Sepia 2

Hair: Maitreya – Apple (ebony)

Dress: ~*RunoRuno*~ UNDress Cocktail Black

Shirt: ::: B@R ::: Free Rose Mini Kimono Shirt

Jeans: WoE GRJ-F3c Luce Jeans – Christmas

Hat: AOHARU – FluffyHat_Brown

Shoes: Maitreya – Verve Red

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Alter Egos

February 25, 2009

–noun
1. a second self; a perfect substitute or deputy: His adviser acts as his alter ego during his absence.
2. an inseparable friend.
3. another aspect of one’s self.

2 looks today as I can’t decide which I like better. They really are opposites of each other, and hence displaying the different facades of Tomoyo perfectly. The first is a casual, “rock” style I’ve been wearing around while the other is a rather girly style, which in my opinion, is suitable for a walk in the garden. For the first, I used the same shirt, the barerose one, as yesterday but gave it a whole new twist, a step down from the candy girl look I posted yesterday. The junwave hair gave it the perfect rocker chick edge. Instead of staying with the sepia tones, I gave the look a slight touch of purple, my favourite colour. The shirt doesn’t completely cover the upper parts of the leggings, which are higher than my shorts, but I love how the black peeks from under the shirt. It might not be obvious in the pics below though. The 2nd look… ahh thank you alyssa for dragging me to Shirohato. This dress is perfect! It can be won from from the lucky chair or bought from the vendor at a mere price of 40L. I really love the simplicity of the dress. Plain, and only decorated by some pale flowers. I kept the whole look clean and did not really accessorise. Plus point about the dress, it comes with 3 skirt options – a short one to wear the top as a blouse, a skirt which starts from the hips, and the last, which I’m wearing in the pics below, which starts from the waist. Shirohato also offers a selection of cheap but high quality dresses, all under 100L. Just gotta to love cheap places like these <3

On the sidenote, sorry for the demo skins used. I was playing demos in my skybox.. again. Its my little Bad SL quirk. I’m totally in love with these curio skins. Lovely is really lovely. I’m wearing the 2nd lightest skintone, a huge jump from my usual tan skins. I thought the light ones brought emphasis on the lovely makeup. Love those lips! One of the best red lips I’ve come across. Maybe I’ll get themm hmmm… not in moonshine though… Oh sorry for the photoshopped pics too. I miss photoshop after a month(?) of abstinence :P However, I only played with the lighting. No shading was involved.. so whatever you see here should be rather true to the originals inworld snapshots.

Ps. Oh no, I’m loving pale skins again! Is that good? or bad? hahaz. Ange has to corrupt me again :P

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*Larger versions of the pics are posted on flickr*

Credits:

Hair: ((JUNWAVE))CoolWolfHair*BLACK*

Skin: :GP: Moonbeam [Dark] Lovely-Vintage Rose 1

Shoes: Maitreya – Verve Plum

 

Look 1:

Shirt: ::: B@R ::: Low Cut P Shirt

Sweater: *Thimbles* Your Hippy Mother – white with grey

Leggings: [maeva] – Minuette Leggings Long [black]

Cuffs: M * A * ii * K * I Sculpt Legging Pieces (tinted black)

Shorts: Mirrors*+Free Hickory High (Thanks Nil for reminding me of these shorts!)

Bangles:  [VG Republic] Double African Bangle Bracelets (reattached to left hand) & ~*FBG*~ Bright Sprinkle Donut Bangle – Gold

Necklace: *Kookie* Valentine Hunt charm necklace freebie

Hat: AOHARU – MiniHeadAccessory_Zebra

Ipod: [BUKKA] iPod touch (lucky chair) *oh gosh the ipod has a danceball, rezzes a skybox and music wahahhaz*

 

Look 2:

Dress: shirohato-breeze flower

Stockings: *Punch Drunk*Tink Rocker Fishnets

Bag: JE*REPUBLIC – La vie est belle Bag-Full Valentine

Bangle: [ICoN] Bangle gray (from candynail hunt)

Necklace: Alienbear’s design Calla 2nd Anniversary necklace (dark silver)

Hat: AOHARU – FluffyHat_Brown

Candy-Lane Doll

February 24, 2009

Uma’s little challenge here was certainly interesting enough for this lazy blogger to do. It gave me the opportunity to try something cute and doll-like, something out of my comfort zone. While its impossible to come up with a style as crazy/artsy/cotoure-y as the master, I hope you guys would enjoy the little cute version I put together. <3 There is nothing new in the oufit as the fashion scene seems a little quiet lately… *sadface* As usual, I’m blogging in a rush.. so lets move on to the credits :)

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Credits:

Hair: !lamb. Bonjour Operator – Resturant Ketchup

Shirt: ::: B@R ::: Low Cut P Shirt (From Raffle Ball)

Undershirt: Cupcakes – Mini Dress Top (Black)

Corset/Belt: {Gisaci} Buone Vacanze Corset – Carboncino Scuro

Skirt: (part of) K*S sweet chocolate1

Socks: (part of) K*S ONE-PIECE145st.Valentine(B)

Bangles: [VG Republic] Double African Bangle Bracelets (reattached to left hand) & ~*FBG*~ Bright Sprinkle Donut Bangle – Gold

Shoes:STYLE – Inner Hoochie Shoe  (Black)

Necklaces: *Kookie* Valentine Hunt charm necklace freebie & +plus *Funky Necklace in Red* Special Valentine

Skin: :GP: Sundust [Dark] Lovely-Firehouse 2 (group gift)

 

 

Yes the title is from the Lady Gaga’s song, The fame. But no, this isn’t another gaga post :P. Lady Gaga just set me in a dance mood and hence the outfit. I was inspired by Taylor Momsen, aka Jenny Humphrey on Gossip Girl who is normally seen with a leather jeacket thrown over a dress. Of course she sticks to the monotones. On the other hand, I decided to brighten up the outfit which shades of blues.  Being rooted to a sim after 8pm my time due to the lousy internet connection has shorten my shopping time by ALOT. Thus the decision to use some old stuff I found in my inventory – the purple leather jacket from Aoharu (I forgot to pick a black version of this during the sale. Bangs head!), The GiGi Cotoure Dress which has been “missing” in my inventory for the longest time possible, and this pair of maitreya limelight (which is/was a gift on the GG sim i believe). The shades are a new discovery of mine from this little Japnese Store, Elysion Optics. They are scripted! and have the largest amount of functions I’ve seen in a pair of sunglasses. From autosmile to fly booster to anti push, plus the basic functions any scripted glasses have (ability to change the len colour, to rotate/ reposition or resize it. Just Wow. *In my head, Elysion Optics shall be known as the shop that makes wonder glasses :P* The price is rather reasonable at 280L (?) a pair <3 Have a great weekend everyone!

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Credits:

Hair: Zero Style – Dana (Swedish Blond)

Jacket: AOHARU – LeatherBlouson – Purple (edited to fit)

Dress: GG cotoure Sequin Brite Blue Pleated Dress

Socks: M * A * ii * K * I  Long Legging Silver (socks and scrulpted pieces only)

Shoes: Maitreya – Limelights Zebra

Necklace: {Violet Voltaire} Silver Bell Necklace (Holiday Gift 2008)

Clutch: [ICoN]MN Bag (SNK purple)clutch

Going Gaga

February 19, 2009

Yea, I mentioned before I don’t walk around the grid with my bra hanging. My bad, i’m such a hypocrite. I blame youtube and Jordan McCoy  for doing such an awesome cover of Lady’s Gaga, Just Dance. Made me just have to do a gaga fan website search and get inspired by the pictures. I’m not really a Gaga fan, just love her songs but not crazy over her. In the music sense, Taylor Swift is my heroine. :P This is my intepretation of the gaga’s style which everyone is crazy about. This is a remix of one of the outfits she wore during her London trip, as seen here plus a few outfits from her concert wardrobe. I wanted to create a club look, built around the Black Clubbing Jacket by Modd.G, my favourite piece out of the review copies that Moddish kindly sent.  My RL friend favourite colour combination seemed to have rubbed off me. Red and Black. Both striking and perfect. The Red Sparkly Bra was an accidental found in my inventory. Love the sparkles in it, perfect for drawing attention in the club. Kinda gaga-ish right? This girl doesn’t seem  to get the notice that gaga prefer straight hair with a ribbon on top. I’m still obssess with maitreya’s new release, which should be all over the feed by now. :P I can’t choose a favourite between them. Pop on a pair of sunglasses, gaga’s signature accessory and the look is complete. Hope you enjoy it!

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*I’m such a dunce and forgot to wore one part of the armwarmers in the pic. Smacks head. Forgive the picture. Sorry!*

Credits:

Hair: Maitreya – Faye 

Bra: Chic Boutique – Red Beaded Bra (From Crush Row Thanksgiving Hunt 08)

Jacket: Modd.G Black Clubbing Jacket (Check out Moddish’s shop if you have not. Its so cute! She spent lots of efforts in it. I should know cause she did not talk much to me during the week leading to her opening LOL)

Shorts: Emery – High Waist Short (Part of Gift Outfit Call Me!)

Pants: Ibizarre Anouk Pant (deep red)

Belt: {Gisaci} Buone Vacanze Belt – Ajan Pink

Armwarmers: Maitreya – ArmWarmer Black

Gloves: :bijou: DIVA Gloves (freebie)

Sunglasses: [ e l y s i o n   o p t i c ] ~vairocana alfa~ Zebra Black (Group Gift)

Boots: Jaywalk: Liah – Onyx

Maitreya hairs! The ones that were featured in her latest spring ad are out! woot.. I’ve never been so excited about a new release. Oh gosh these hairs are awesome! I love the stray strands that stick out here and there, the realistic pins, the textures. This outfit is kinda boho-chic. I’m not a big fan of long skirts in SL for some weird reason but this skirt part of the dress seems to be a perfect match for the shirt. Its part of a dress from a Japnaese Shop Girl Style. I’m so glad I sorted inventory now..

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Credits:

Hair: Maitreya Apple – Gold Blond

Shirt: [gisele] enroulent – ecru

Skirt: Girl Style – Point Brown set

Armwarmers: **DP**yumyum – crochet arm warmer – brown

Boots: Maitreya SoHo Boots Leather ‘Happiness’

Spring Cleaning

February 18, 2009

Yes! I finally got down to inventory cleaning again. The pain of doing it or the joy of unrevealing the dusty old dress stash away beneath the junk – I can’t decide which feeling is better. Its kind of weird to open the inventory and see only a few folders. I really like the combination of green and pink in this outfit. The look is rather laid back, suits my mood after a day of sorting. I would really like to highlight the shoes in this outfit. A girl can never have too may comfy flats. Even our Sl feets need a rest sometimes. This particualr pair are an unreleased pair by Ding. It has a really cool print on it. As usual, they come with the option of back or front bows. Oh speaking about the bows, I’m totally in love with them! They’re one of the nicest I’ve seen so far. Thanks Ding! I love it!

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Credits: (edit: updated)

Hair: Fascino – Dio

Glasses: /artilleri/ gladys glasses *group special LEO*

Coat: AOHARU – DuffelCoat_LightGreen

Top: M&R Cupcakes –  Jewelled Top

Shorts: {Gisaci} Buone Vacanze Shorts

Belt: *CoCo* – Gift Belt

Necklace: [ICoN] – SG Necklace 2008(Gold)Long (Past Group Gift)

Legwarmers: !Ce Cubic effect – Leg warmer Knit(Off_white) (tinted grey)

Shoes: By Ding  – Black Green Print Flats with Bows (unreleased)

(check out her other items at her temporary location here. According to Ding, these shoes would be avaliable once she moves to the “permanent”/bigger  location)