The Arcade threw open it’s doors this morning and I’ve made many an addition to my SLife because of it. I probably don’t need more dogs in this house but here I am, now with Corgi Puppers hither and yon, looking like sweet babies everywhere I go.
The runway shows got off to a great start with the fun and colorful Modern Gypsy collection for Modavia Fashion Week. I love Micah Kanto’s design aesthetic – which gives us new and innovative shapes, bold colors and forms while remaining versatile and wearable. Muuuuahhh!
This third look at how Sn@tch clothing passes beyond the Alternative label explores a fun mash-up that very editorial and high fashion. The basis is the Swirl & Swing outfit – a top and skirt outfit. I used just the skirt, though, opting to finally try out that Boudoir Black Lace Bodysuit that has been tempting me for the past month.
You could search the grid for a year and not find a better complement to the Boudoir bodysuit than Sn@tch’s fabulous Swirl and Swing skirt in black. The soft voile and lace over the opaque sculpty skirt has the perfect contrast to the lace so that it does not get lost – but also does not overwhelm. Sure a plain black skirt could work, but this is more interesting and more exciting. I love the William Morris-inspired print contrasting with the more baroque lace.
When I think of the east end lights, muggy nights the curtains drawn in the little room downstairs
Prima Donna lord you really shoulda been there
Sitting like a princess perched in her electric chair
And It’s One More Beer and I don’t hear you ANYMORE
We’ve all gone crazy lately
My friends have been rolling ’round the basement floor
Sweet freedom whispered in my ear
You’re a Butterfly
And Butterflies are free to fly
Fly away, high away, bye bye
I’m strangled by your haunted social scene
Just a pawn out-played by a dominating queen
I’m four o-clock in the morning dammit
listen to me good……..
The Sakura hat from Boudoir inspired a bit of poetic license.
O Chapeau shape! Chic attitude! with strings
Of dogwood and black threads like iron wrought,
With forest branches and metaphoric wings
Thou, hatly form, dost tease us out of thought
As doth eternity: thou filigree hat!
When pixel dust shall this fashion waste,
Thou shalt remain, in midst of other blogs
Than ours, a friend to fashion, to whom thou say’st,
“Beauty is truth, truth beauty,” – that is that
and all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.
I love the Forrest [sic] Nest dress from Boudoir for many reasons – in particular the lush forest green color and the intricate cutwork lace in the bodice. My mother taught me this lace making technique and I could spend three months making insets for the upper front bodice. Of course, it could be machine made, but it has the look of hand made lace. With it I am wearing the glorious Whiskey & Wheatgrass necklace and earrings from Balderdash.
So I checked out Diram this Saturday and was pleased to find a gorgeous jacket and pants suit that will also give my wardrobe some fantastic separates for mixing and matching. The highlight of the outfit is this gorgeous wool jacket. I love it’s structured tailoring and bold form.
Boudoir is a new-to-me store that features the work of a RL designer bringing her work into SL. Vitabela Dubrovna, as she is called in SL, has some of her RL designs on display for you to see. The SL designs are not identical, but reflect similar design aesthetics. However, while visiting her store I bumped into her and saw that she is going beyond the possibilities of RL clothing by adding a rose petal emitter to a rose-petal festooned gown. The dress shown here, though, is as comfortable in either world. A lovely pewtery gray dress with a beautifully ruffled skirt, Boutique’s Ruffles dress would be a delight for dancing or parties.