Yes, life is too short to wear boring clothes, but that does not mean that your clothes must be outré. Everyday casual clothing can avoid boring with great details and design. When the pant length is perfect, the collar points are sharp, and the drape is flattering, casual clothing is elevated, not boring. Continue reading →
High fashion, elegance and sex appeal are not mutually exclusive. I doubt, though, that they have ever come together with such masterful balance as in this gown from NYU for Relay For Life that hits the sweet spot of avant sexy elegance. To make it even sweeter, it’s packaged with three options. You can wear it with the floral skirt and white top, a floral top and white skirt, or with a white top and skirt. And then to make it even sweeter yet, your purchase supports Relay for Life.
After a lot of wandering, lots of unpacking, even more sorting, tremendous generosity from creators and far too much spending, I have shot a large sampling of the updos available at Hair Fair. If you want to check specific photos, you can click through to the Flickr set.
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I got an offline message the other day that said, “Gidge Uriza has offered you ‘STATUS Edit This’ in Second Life. Log in to accept or decline the offer.” Hmmmm. I had to give her a call to find out what she was sending me to edit and what she wanted done, but it turned out that is the name of her new pose set she just released. I had to laugh, because truly, Gidge so loves to edit that I am surprised I haven’t received things with that name a hundred times. Anyway, I was reveling in my love for the new Mignon top from Ingenue, so I tossed on another color and then picked out this gorgeous skirt from coldLogic to wear with it.
Nyu is a brand new store in Second Life featuring classic ready to wear separates from NyuNyu Kimono in beautifully textured mesh. I love the elegant minimalism of her clothing that focuses on quality and clean aesthetics. You can hide lots of mistakes with embellishments, but not with these simple classics. The Vintage Blouse is from her shop while the skirt is one you have seen a few times before – the Westbury mini from Mon Tissu. I fatpacked the Westbury mini because it’s one that will stand the test of time.
NyuNyu also made a stunning coat that I am in love with. It comes in 4 colors and it was so hard to choose just one, though I settled for this one because I loved how its color worked with the blouse and I thought they would work beautifully together – which comes to one of my quibbles, not with the store, but with the properties of mesh overall.
The Peqe Flowery Dress for Ch1c is adorable and comes in such a range of colors you can have the perfect color for any mood. The necklace is also for Ch1c – the one year anniversary of Chic Management, and is by Sigma.
Everyone has shopping habits or their own approach to shopping. Myself, I love finding a deal, and then discovering the other items in the store. Which is how todays outfit came to be.
So it started with the Boots, a great deal offered at Fifty Linden Friday.. They were definetly last week’s *MUST HAVE*
I remember consulting with image experts for a new branding campaign for an organization several years ago. Our logo and materials were all red and white and the consultants wanted us to add blue. I wanted to avoid using exploitative associations with the flag to attract support. The consultants explained that red, white and blue ad campaign color really had nothing to do with the flag, but with trying to draw both genders. Women are drawn to red and men to blue and it’s likely that our membership was 65% women was due as much to our color choices as our program. Well, that’s not true, there is a gender gap on social and economic policy, but adding blue did result in increasing the percentage of men in the organization to around 40%. I think that’s just wild that a color could do that, but I have to acknowledge that I am much more drawn to red than to blue – especially a rich cardinal red like this one in the adorable new blouse from Modern Gypsy which I have paired with an old pencil skirt from Ingenue.