Every once in a while something comes along and you see it everywhere – dozens of bloggers blog it, everyone wears it and when you try to buy it, the store is full. The thing is, you know you are going to make the effort to get there and wait in the lag for it to rez because you know it will be great. The Ara top from MiaMai is just one of those things. What’s my first clue? Olela, Gidge and I all just shot it to blog – a confluence of fashion love never seen before at It’s Only Fashion. The thing is, this top is so well done and so fun that it overcame my usual preference for full-length tops. I don’t often wear a short cropped top, but this one won my heart with its sassy prints and gorgeous sculpted folds.
Unlike my Ara-wearing compatriots, I didn’t wear jeans, opting for the wrap skirt from G. Field. I love this skirt and didn’t find it necessary to wear the alpha layer to prevent my glitch pants from peeking through. To be honest, I find making my hips invisible a bit freakier than an occasional peek of glitch pants.
I added G Field’s Square Toe pumps that I picked up at Shoe Fair last month. I love their style.
The jewelry came from Mood by Jori Watler – a fun, modern chain choker and earrings. The hair is from Atomic and the skin is CheerNo Femme with a CheerNo lipstick layer and Chelle’s Neon Pink eye shadow tattoo.
I took the pictures at the Nordari sim which is closing in July. I am so sorry to see it go as it’s another beautifully made sim. It’s so hard for people to maintain their sims and such a loss to Second Life when beautiful places like Nordari are closed. I don’t always remember, but I try to tip the sim owner when I take pictures – nothing huge – just a small thank you for the use of the sim. The thing is, it doesn’t need to be huge if everyone made a small contribution of 20-25 lindens. Sure, it probably won’t pay all of the tier unless the place is super busy, but it will help and it will also tell the sim owners that their work is valued – a form of gratification that can make the cost easier to bear.
- Poses: Di’s Opera
- Skin: CheerNo Femme Emilia Fair
- Tattoo Makeup: CheerNo Femme Emilia Lipstick, cheLLe Sheer Neon eye shadow
- Eyes: Poetic Colors Forest Morning
- Lashes: Lelutka
- Hair: Atomic I’m a Lady
- Nails: Love Soul
- Top: MiaMai Ara
- Skirt: G Field Wrap Mini Skirt
- Shoes: G Field Square Toe Shoes
- Jewelry: Mood Chaos Choker and Earrings
- Location: Nordari – another sim that is closing, but the store will move to Knitting Circle.