posted by Gidge Uriza
*please read all the way through, I really do know how to spell Ensemble**
Responding to some recent grousing about “unknown designers” not getting enough play in the fashion blogs, I decided to spend some of my free time specifically going to stores I didn’t know. Just looking up random search terms and TP’ing in. Looking, in fact, for that diamond that simply has not been mined yet.
I ended up in some scary places and a ton of BIAB store. Hoohoo. Yeah, oh and some orgy rooms. But I digress.
I had run over to Candy Nail to pick up nails and and realized there were other shops around that, in my haste to grab nails and run, I’d never walked around to. So I went on a short walkabout, and found Encemble!
Like I always do, I picked up their freebie, to check out the quality and workmanship of their pixel wears. I’m wearing their freebie sweater (okay maybe dollarbie I forget). It’s a sleeveless sweater with a cute photosourced pompom at the neck.
It was simpler than I wanted though – so after consulting with my personal shopping concierge Sasy Scarborough (grins – what would I ever do without her – she answers IMs of “SASY I NEED BLUE SOCKS WITH SCHNAUZERS ON THEM NOW WHERE CAN I GET THEM?” with calm and cool, and never steers me wrong). I wanted to DRESS up the sweater just a bit, so she suggested Digit Darkes shrug to the Serina Dress for a jacket layer.
Encemble has more than one location, and if you look them up under SEARCH you’ll find two or three. This sweater was at each location, as was a bracelet set that didn’t match this, so I’m not wearing it.
There, I’ve done my civic duty for the week. Go check out Encemble. If you really want to support the little guy – here is your chance.
**Also, short soap box speech. There are numerous VERY talented and VERY well respected reviewers listed on our blog links on the fashion blogs section. We all generally post our guidelines for accepting review items. If you are “said unblogged designer” – send folks your stuff! We’re really very nice people, in general.***
Review or promotional Items noted with an “R”
- Shape – Gidge Custom Shape by Hatchy Mills
- Skin – Fleur Allure Ivory Lounge 3 “R”
- Hair – Frangipanni Designs – Josephine – Platinum
- Sweater – Encemble knit freebie
- Shrug – Serina Shrug from Digit Darkes Serina Dress “R”
- Pants – Frangipanni Designs – Belted Wool Trousers- Navy
- Earrings – Sylvan Mother of Pearl – Earthstones
- Socks – Nanogunk – prevents melty flush
- Shoes- Diversity – Iona Heels – in Houndstooth
- Nails – Digit Darkes Tintable Nails in Satin
- Lashes – Cybernetic
- Man I Am Wearing a Lot of Stuff