Belleza y Moda! Beauty and Fashion! Love of beauty and fashion energizes much of the passion of Second Life creators, bloggers and fashionistas. It is what sends skin creators back to their tablets to develop ever more beautiful skins. It’s what motivates creators to play with sculpts and textures to find new forms and to explore to the fullest what SL fashion can be.
Today I am wearing some of the boldest explorers who most fully realize and expand the boundaries of SL beauty and fashion. From MiaMai whose textures are stunning, to Mimikri who knows no bounds in finding new ways to form and shape clothing. From Stiletto Moody who has been at the vanguard of SL footwear development, to Truth whose energetic and playful explorations of hair sculpts send weekly tremors across the grid and finally, to Belleza whose stunning skins are at the apex of SL skin creation.
Ok so I never did 50L Fridays or 60L Sundays or what have you, until this weekend. And now I’m broke so I hope you bastards are happy. 🙂 Kidding.
Let me first say – the only reason I stepped out for this event, 50L Fridays, were these TIGHTS from SH*T Happens. Ana had announced them on Plurk (hello creators – JOIN PLURK, it’s like fashion on Crack) and I knew if nothing else, I’d make time to pick up a set.
While I was out carousing I got a notice about another event, WEEKEND MADNESS that some creators are participating in and saw Mimikri’s name on the notecard – HELLO! I cannot believe this jacket and skirt was only L$50!
I added a black tank underneath so as not to be TOOO booberiffic and these gorgeous sleek boots from A-Bomb. If you haven’t been to A-Bomb lately – I have to say she makes some of the most fun stuffs around. Definitely worth a stop!
Well it’s a marvelous night for a moondance
With the stars up above in your eyes
A fantabulous night to make romance
‘Neath the cover of October skies
And all the leaves on the trees are falling
To the sound of the breezes that blow
And I’m trying to please to the calling
Of your heart-strings that play soft and low
You know the night’s magic
Seems to whisper and hush
And all the soft moonlight
Seems to shine in your blush…
Could I just have one more Moondance with you, my love?
Can I make some more romance with you, my love?
Oh, this dress is made for dancing in the moonlight. It catches the light and reflects the moonlight as you dance. Of course, when I wore it dancing I did take off the jacket, but this sure is the jacket to be seen in.
I think COCO and Mimikri are natural matches when putting outfits together. Both store have bold, modern looks and constantly push the limits of SL fashion in developing and working with prims, sculpties and textures. Mimikri is wilder in the texture department and COCO in the sculptie department, but there’s a certain balance when you pull their work together. Take the lovely COCO leather jacket and see how well it is Mimikri top and pants.
I am in love with the Jenna hair from Exile released last weekend. If you can only buy one hair style, this should be it. It’s sexy, new and fresh. It’s superb for photos but not so outre that you cannot wear it running around. As Lil C might say, “It’s buck!”
Hair this hawt needs a a dress that is equally hot and the K.I.T. Rue Cambon dress from Mimikri answers the challenge. It’s a gorgeous black and white tweed with echoes of Chanel chic in the cut and form, but with some of the signature Mimikri boldness with the oversize tweed pattern. It’s design genius that flatters your shape up one side and down the other. Put it together with the bedroomy hair over the shoulder and it’s flaming hot.
I tromped over to Isla Mallorca where the magnificent carnival Far… Far! is located. There’s some gorgeous sim decoration and structures on sale there as well as carnival items. I wanted a casual look and after totally busting my budget with a stop at Mimikri, I had to pull out some of her gorgeous fall collection. The sweater dress and pants are from Mimikri, but I thought it was a bit chilly for all the open air in that sweater so I tossed on a turtleneck from Reale.
The skin is a preview of the soon to be released July skin from PXL Creations. I love the face and don’t want to take it off. The expected release is mid-October and I personally cannot wait to see the other makeups. According to Hart Larsson, PXL Creations designer, there will be more colorful makeup options than in his previous skins which tend to stick to classically elegant makeups.
There’s a lot of gray on the grid today as people show solidarity with an effort raise awareness of brain cancer by wearing gray for the day. Cancer is an invidious and heartbreaking disease that can best be defeated by increased awareness which often leads to early detection. Too many of us ignore warning signs and for some, that delay is deadly. I lost my brother to lung cancer in July. Like so many who lose the battle with cancer, he ignored warning signs and dismissed symptoms with mundane explanations – never considering the possibility that it could be cancer until it was so advanced as to be untreatable. America lost Sen. Kennedy to brain cancer last month and we are poorer for it. I doubt any of us have lived lives untouched by cancer. I am happy to lend my support to this worthy cause as well.
I don’t know if a dress as gorgeous as this should count toward that effort, however, since it’s one dress I would happily wear any day of the year. The lovely Mimikri Seduction Dress in gray is just achingly beautiful. It’s a lovely silvery gray lace over a satin sheath with an extravagant lace bow in the back. The sheath is opaque over the torso and hips and becomes increasingly sheer as the skirt moves from the hips to mid-thigh. It comes with a prim sash as well, but I preferred how it looks without the sash.
Last Friday I DJ’ed at Vicious Southside and decided to dress the rocker chick part to the nth degree. When I got around to shooting the photos, though, I could not resist using the fun and avant garde poses from DARE – which means, of course, that I shot a pile of pictures. My outfit was mostly Mimikri – taking the bodice from a dress and mixing with pants and a jacket.
No, we’re not going to start popping and locking and dancing hip hop. The B is in reference to Blowpop and Baiastice – two of our fashion addictions. Both Gidge and I are wearing blowpop skins and then new Group gift from Baiastice – a gold, silver and white short cocktail dress that we each mashed up in different directions.
Alice Chenaux now asks us: You’ve been given a sim of your very own to use for free for one year. However, there are 3 rules. It cannot be residential, it cannot be commercial, and it has to be open to the public. What do you do with it?
Mimikri takes the art of flirty feminity to a new level with Sina.
Well, that’s easy. I would make a photo park like what most of the MDR sim was except for the part that was the studio. There were sections with foliage and weather for each part of the year, an underwater sunken ship and underwater volcano, there was a beach, a corn field, three different waterfalls and all sort of box sets up in the sky. It was a photographer’s dream. A dream that poofed. Luckily there are still wonderful places to shoot all about the grid including Ode where the photo above was taken.