Fashion in Exile

Perhaps if Napoleon could have worn this hat at St. Helens Elba, maybe he would have stayed and that whole Hundred Days and Waterloo could have been avoided. Okay, probably not, but it’s a thought. Okay, so the thing is, when I saw this hat on the feed yesterday I logged in to grab that hat before I was distracted and fotgot, but if I am completely honest, I would not have forgotten. It’s just that cool – and it has a touch texture change script to give me lots of options.

The other fashion excitement yesterday was the new store Street Magic that opened with great fanfare and a party that I completely forgot about until it was over. Street Magic is a store with 4 designers making clothes, shoes, jewelry and poses – all with the last name Magic – alts created for the purpose of doing the store together – and a smart way to keep their inventory manageable and to allow themselves real free time as their original avatars when they aren’t working. That gorgeous blouse I am wearing is from Street Magic – sent in a review pack with items from all the creators. This picture shows how well the textures are done – wrinkles, shadows and highlights all combining to make it fabuluscious – a neologism just for Street Magic.

And then, if that was not enough excitement, The Closet released these amazing mohair skirts.

I thought it great serendipity that the Street Magic Leather Boots were such a perfect match to the mohair skirt.  For some reason, ,Second Life’s disappearing prim issue (when zooming out on someone on a poseball, sometimes their shoes, hair and other prims disappear) was a real problem while trying to shoot these boots, but I was able to get a few full body snaps. Usually I can get the prim back by zooming in and then moving back very slowly, but this time SL just laughed at me.  I kid you not. It jumped right out of my computer, lay on the floor in a puddle of giggles and laughed so hard it snorted.

And…if my fashionista heart were not already overcome with excitement – Belleza sent me a review pack of their new skin that will be coming out next week.  All I can say is “oooh, pretty!”  For a more complete and rational review of the skin, you could check out Ryker Beck’a comprehensive review.

So there you have it – Saturday was a Fashionista’s dream day – new store with fabulous, high quality clothes, history-changing awesome new hair from a favorite store, winter love in skirt form from another old favorite and skin lusciousness from a new to me skin maker.  Sunday will have to work super hard to top that.
****STYLE NOTES******

  • Poses:  Poseur
  • Skin: Belleza Med Bronized Mocha
  • Eyes: IC-Eyes Soulful Hazel
  • Lashes: CyberNetic
  • Nails: Symphony Skins Tintables
  • Hair: Exile Maureen
  • Top: Street Magic Collared Shirt Too
  • Skirt: The Closet Mohair Skirt Grey
  • Shoes: Street Magic Leather Ankle Boot
  • Jewelry: EarthStones Knotty Beads
  • Bangle: Street Magic Bell Bangle

2 thoughts on “Fashion in Exile

  1. Heloise Merlin

    *cough cough* Napoleon actually returned from Elba, and was exiled to St. Helena only after losing the battle at Waterloo. *cough*
    Pedantry aside, your pictures are lovely as always. The blouse and boots look very nice, and I will have to check out that store (whose opening I apparently managed to miss).

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