Saturday, October 6, 2012

Pretty. Edgy.

One of the best things about Fashion in Second Life is the seemingly complete lack of rules, sure there are some basic Do's and Don'ts, for example 'do wear things you love' and 'don't wear bling or facelights... ever.', but really the possibilities are endless. When pulling together looks for this blog post, the first of our newly revived blog, I considered how easy it is to match cutting edge fashion with well made basics, and create outfits that are both pretty and edgy.
I was most impressed by the adorable new Birdie Skirt by The Secret Store, not only is it beautifully rigged and textured, the bird motif is a lovely subtle pattern that makes it easy for people who normally steer clear of prints to wear one. The Secret Store designer Maylee Oh also offers the skirt in solid shades and breathtaking photo skyline prints, each skirt includes a belt with bow detail that can be worn with other outfits as well.
For this first look I paired the skirt with the YmreBoots, newly released by Color.Me.H.O.F. (House of Fox), they come in plenty of dark neutrals and vibrant pastel shades, I was drawn to the delicious lavender shade and that became the theme that would run through this entire post. I just love the quilted suede panels, back zippers and black striped wedge heel on these, they are unlike anything I have seen before in SL. I layered on the sheer version of Mon Tissu's ruffle edged shell and 'Take Flight' necklace for an extra hit of femininity and whimsy.
Next I wanted to slip into the well made Zippered Skinny Jeans from Maitreya, in lavender again, these rigged mesh pants fit like a dream, and small details like the ankle zippers give them such a realistic appeal. I paired it with the silky Amy Blouse from Erratic, its soft flowing blouson effect skims perfectly over your form. I loved the studded flats from Toki Doki in black, and the sexy little Gotzsche City Clutch for that ultimate taste of jet-set rockstar style.
To round out this fashionable trio of looks I decided to vamp it up in Celoe's Clara Corset and Yasmine Pants, a perfect blend of softly flowing harem style pants against the rigid but oh so sexy construction of this classic leather corset. Slink's new Studded Booties with their high spiked metal heels, and this soft lacy veil made by LaGyo available at Collabor88 demonstrate once again that edgy and pretty are meant to be together. The striking Faith Skins by PXL Creations, with their many edgy eye and lip make-up options, and my hair fetish du jour LeLutka, gave me more than enough options to go with all of these styles.
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The Details;
Skin: [PXL] FAITH Natural - NE MEB C2
Make-ups/Tattoos: [PXL] FAITH NAT Betty Eyes, [PXL] FAITH NAT Pale Lips, Amacci - Eyelash Tattoo 5
Hair: [LeLutka] HAIRBASE WalnutWhip, [LeLutka] KEELEY hair - WalnutWhip
Eyes: .ID. (Insufferable Dastard) Mirror Eyes/Gray
Outfit: {mon tissu} Ruffled Shell (Sheer) Black, The Secret Store - Mini - Birdie/Lavender,
Footwear: Color.Me.H.O.F  House of Fox [YmreBoots][Lavender]
Accessories: {mon tissu} Take Flight Necklace - Silver, [MANDALA] 7LUCK Bracelet A
Pose Used: Everglow Poses - Model535
Skin: [PXL] FAITH Natural - NE MEB C2
Make-ups/Tattoos: [PXL] FAITH NAT Frozen Eyes, [PXL] FAITH NAT Rose Lips
Hair: [LeLutka] HAIRBASE WalnutWhip, [LeLutka] SALOME hair - WalnutWhip
Eyes: .ID. (Insufferable Dastard) Mirror Eyes/Gray
Outfit: Maitreya Zipper-Skinny Pastel Lavender, erratic / amy - silk blouse / black
Footwear: (TokiD) studded loafer (black)
Accessories: Maxi Gossamer - Necklace - Marrakech Heart - Short - SILVER (at Collabor88), GOTZSCHE Wear - City Clutch Purple, [Armidi Gisaci] Glitz Bangle combo - Silver
Pose Used: Exposeur Poses, PrimaDonna22.
Skin: [PXL] FAITH Natural - NE MEB C2
Make-ups/Tattoos: [PXL] FAITH NAT Cat Eyes, [PXL] FAITH NAT Frozen Lips
Hair: [LeLutka] HAIRBASE WalnutWhip
Eyes: .ID. (Insufferable Dastard) Mirror Eyes/Gray
Nails: [Detour] Nails - Metallics - Lavender 1 (Glove Style)
Outfit: [celoe.clara.corset.gloom] [celoe.yasmine.pants.ameth.]
Footwear: Slink Studded Booties Onyx
Accessories: LaGyo BonTon veil Strada (at Collabor88), Maxi Gossamer - Necklace - Marrakech Heart - Long - SILVER (at Collabor88),  [MANDALA]SINRA  bracelet/Wolf Silver
Pose Used: Focus Poses, Casual Girl 2_4
Chair 1: :: Focus Poses Model Chair ::
Chair 2: {theosophy} Denham Deux Linen Chair (Cloud/Black)
Twisted Trees by Sky's Winter Trees Mesh (Marketplace) *trees tinted darker.
Camera (shown hanging): Tee*fy, Vintage Brownie Camera : Black (The Arcade - Gatcha Prize)


Sasy Scarborough said...

Lovely Post Anessa ♥ glad to have you back and in fine form ...


Anonymous said...

Love the tones you used, great style!