It took me a couple days to pull this look together – and in the process I got to feeling very mournful for all the stores that have left Second Life® recently. Economic hard times find people cutting back and many of the stores in Second Life have had some rough months. It’s tough seeing favorite stores and creative designers leave.
It all began with the shoes. I picked these up at Shoe Fair though they have been available at Shiny Things since May. I loved the style and had a few things in my inventory that would work with them. However, the first three outfits I pulled together out of my inventory were from stores that had closed – Liberte, Vogart and Uncle Wiggley. How sad to see them gone. Not wanting this streak to continue, I decided to go shopping instead. Since I was looking for something floral and contemporary for the boots, I headed to Reale, where I knew that there would be some good prints.
Today’s the last day of International Fashion Week, which come to think of it, should probably be International Fashion Long Weekend or International Fashion Four Days. I wish it were a week – which would give me more days to spread out my posts about the designs I want to highlight – so I am not posting 4 times in one day. But I suppose there’s reasons for a shorter event – events like these are often balancing acts of meeting competing needs such as finding good times for people from around the world to participate in an event that spans every time zone. So in honor of all the concerns of designers, customers, bloggers, models and anyone else that must be juggled by event organizers, I thought I would shoot this dress from Orage Creations in Olive Juice’s Ball Pit – where there are many balls in the air – and they are in very delicate balance.
Oh yes, this is hair that makes you say ZOMG! But first, let’s pay some proper attention to the chicness that is the new Keyn outfit from Baiastice. Sold as separates, the top and bottoms come in coordinated colors, but nothing stops you from mixing them up. The bottoms are fun little gaucho style pants and the blouse is a chic assymetrical top with a sheer, loose overshirt that combines different patterns of black and & silver or white. It takes a casual form of clothing up a notch with the use of fabric in the top.