June 21st, first day of Summer, is also here in France the “Fête de la Musique”, National Music Day. Traditionally (well, since 1981 when it was created), it’s a day when every teenage garage band, every pseudo south American folk band, basically anyone who owns a music instrument, regardless of whether they’re able to properly play it or not, gets out on the street and plays. There also are more serious and established bands playing live, outdoors or in bars, but by the time you reach the one you wanted to see, their gig is usually over, and then you start arguing again with your friends about where to go next… But I’m getting side tracked. Back to that cute summery outfit from Tres Blah that I fatpacked a few days ago, I think it was on sale (75Lsomething, maybe? I’m so sorry I can’t remember). It’s a bit bold for my taste, but I figured it would be perfect for a first day of Summer!
I matched it with jewelry from Kunglers (I went on a shopping spree there) and hair from Magika. Oh, by the way, Magika started their big annual sale yesterday, you might want to go take a look. Also, I started playing with the layer of my LeLutka Nova head, and I must admit, it’s fun to have almost unlimited options. I went with a slight sunburn, because, hey, June 21st.
Credits : – Body : Maitreya – Lara – Head : LeLutka – Nova – Hair : Magika – Energy – Eyes : Banana Banshee – October – Ears : Mandala – Steking Season 5 – Skin : Lara Hurley – Audri layer [LeLutka] black eyebrows ROSE PALE – Lips : Lara Hurley – Audri [LeLutka] lips nude ROSE PALE – Freckles : Lara Hurley – Audri [LeLutka] Freckles – Blush : Izzie’s – Winter Blush + Izzie’s – Summer Blush red – Sunburn : Izzie’s – Body Summer Blush All-in-1 Hud – Eyeshadow : Izzie’s – LeLutka – Whiskey Smokey Eyeshadow brown – Glasses : Deep Static – Mackenzie Glasses – Romper : Tres Blah – Greta Romper – Necklace : Kunglers – Dhiaka necklace – Rings right hand : Kunglers – Hannah ring – Ring left hand : Kunglers – Terri rings – Nails : EarthStones Sparkle & Shine Mani/Pedi – Shoes : .Mutresse. Kafa Espadrilles
One would think, with two boys under 5 at home, my life would be filled with toy cars and firetrucks… well, actually, it is. But my oldest is also very much into princesses at the moment. Very. Much. His imaginary friends are called Anna and Elsa. So when he walked by my computer earlier this morning, he went “waaaaaaaaah! Mummy!! You’re a PRINCESS!! So pretty!”
Also, I finally gave in and got myself one of the new Evolution heads at LeLutka. Actually that happened a while ago but it took me weeks to make it look like “me”. Now, I’m quite pleased, because I can wear some of my old system skins. Not today though, today, I’m wearing one of the latest Lara Hurley, and I have to say I love it.
Credits : – Body : Maitreya – Lara – Head : LeLutka – Nova – Shape – home made – Skin : Lara Hurley – Audri – Rose Pale – Eyes : Banana Banshee – October – Forest pack – Hair : Exile – Versailles – Ears : Mandala – Steking Season 5 – Necklace : Nanika – Elle Necklace – Dress : Junbug – Pippa – Blush – Nails : EarthStones – Sparkle and Shine Mani/Pedi – Rings : Kunglers – Rowen – Quartz
Decor : – Nutmeg – Distressed Grand Piano dark with pink drape – Nutmeg – Dark Piano chair – pink – Nutmeg – Old music sheets – floor – Nutmeg – Old music sheets – standing – Nutmeg – Vintage metronome
I’m liking this idea of getting one new item, and matching it with a bunch of older things from my inventory. For one, I’m thrifty these days and it saves me some l$. Also, it ensures I will not show the exact same look everyone is displaying on the feeds. I fatpacked the Jouy dress at the Emery Booth at Collabor 88, it came with a lovely jacket but I found one from
I didn’t feel like travelling on the grid to take m picture, so I just stayed at home. I do love my home, I probably should show more of it some day.
Credits : Body : Maitreya – Lara Head : LeLutka – Simone Shape : Banana Banshee – Rosie Shape Skin : Amara Beauty – Clara (LeLutka applier) Eyes : Banana Banshee – October Hair : Lamb – Stellar Glasses : Cae – Zora Dress : Emery – Jouy dress – gold (@ C88) Jacket : Tres Blah – Leather Jacket Shoes : The Oak – Musye High Heels
I grabbed this cute dress at the Fashionably Dead booth at Collabor88, and then I had to dig in my inventory to find pretty things to match. And boy did I find things! That skin, for instance, si from Clef de Peau, and believe it or not, I’d never worn it before. It was buried deep in a folder of “things to sort and maybe blog”, and I’m glad I found it. It’s very pretty and the freckles are a lovely option.
But let’s get back to that dress for a minute. It comes in a gazillion colours, but I was feeling in the mood for green. The HUD offers a lot of corset options, plain and embroidered, and the level of detail is stunning.
There are stores, around the grid, where you can’t just buy one item, you just have to fatpack the whole thing. Blueberry usually has a style that’s way too sexy for my taste, but whatever she releases, even the things I wouldn’t wear, are impeccably made. The mesh is flawless, the textures gorgeous. Her latest release, In Control, is no exception, and covers enough skin that I can feel comfortable wearing it. It comes with a choice of trousers or short skirt, a top that can be lacy-see through or plain (obviously I chose plain), a blazer jacket, and it even offers shoes but I opted for a pair of maxi heels from Reign. Look at me being all working girl!
Oh hi again! I told you I got both the short and the long version of the cute jumpsuit from Etiquette, didn’t I? Well here’s the long one. I chose the green one because I figured, for a long one, a lighter colour would be prettier. Then came the hard part, accessorising. And for that I went into digging mode in the organised chaos that is my inventory. I apologise in advance if some of the things I wear are old and possibly discontinued.
I’ve been buying hair from Magika since 2007 I think, back then it was already way better than what most other (now long gone) hair makers would do. I’m always amazed at how, with every new release, Sabina Gully keeps improving and renewing her style. This cute one is called Prudence and comes with a cat and a devil horn headband, but I wanted something more elegant for this picture so I dug up this starry headband.
Credits : – Body : Maitreya – Lara – Head : LeLutka Simone – Skin : Pink Fuel – Anja – Eyes : Banana Banshee – Hair : Magika – Hair – Prudence – Headband : Monso – My Star Headband/ Gold – Glasses : EarthStones Eye Glasses – The Curator – Ears : Mandala – Steking Season 5 – Necklace : Maxi Gossamer – Necklace – Ariel Sun Pendant – Short – Lipstick : Izzie’s – LeLutka Applier Fae Lipgloss – Jumpsuit : Etiquette – Keira Jumpsuit green – Bracelets : Cae – Hana – Rings : Yummy – Theia Ring set @Uber – Nails : EarthStones Sparkle & Shine Mani/Pedi @Uber – Shoes : Friday – Sio Flats – Sunny @Uber
Oh well, it’s been a long time since I last posted anything here. To be fair, it’s been a while since I last stayed online long enough to 1. shop and 2. take pictures. But this morning, I had an hour on my own before the reste of the house woke up and I went to Uber. I’ll admit most of the clothes there are way too much on the sexy side for my taste, but I discovered a store new to me (that’s what happens when you go off the grid for a year and a half!), Etiquette. I’m obsessed with jumpsuits, mostly because I’ve always had a hard time finding one that fit me RL, so I fell instantly for both the short and long version.
This adorable lemonade dispenser immediately joined my home decor, it’s so cute and well made! It’s from Dahlia.
Have you ever noticed how some things in your wardrobe, that you bought at totally different times, in different stores, suddenly look like they were always meant to be worn together? Well that’s what I had happen to me yesterday when I tried on that adorable dress from Lomomo at the Seasons Story. I saw it and BAM! I knew my Batty hair (latest VIP style from Truth – seriously if you still haven’t joined, what are you waiting for?) and the Straight Jacket shoes from Adam&Eve (@ The Secret Affair until nov 5th) would be the perfect match!
The Seasons Story had opened its doors on the 10th, and since it’s an anniversary round, most designers have little gifts, and all of them offer discounted items in their booth. I’ve found a lot of cute things.