Saturday, July 17, 2010

Riding The Rails With ANEXX

Inspired by the breezy casual styles of the latest footwear release from ANNEX, footwear created by Machang Pichot of AOHARU, I decided to head out to the Plains and test out 3 great new pairs. Starting with a Western Boot that has ample fringe, and eye catching metal stud details around the leg opening, the Fringe Western Boots are sure to please with their slightly worn look and gently shaped foot.

Next came a very feminine little ballet flat, covered in an all over floral embroidered fabric, a sweet bow and leather trimming make it perfect for wearing with casual summery dresses or jeans. The shoes come with versions for the updated SL viewer, including a sweet sock-in version (not shown here). I choose the very special Payton Dress from DCNY Clothing Co. (short version) and paired it with a cropped leather jacket from AOHARU for this part of my journey.

Finally, as I climbed back on board the footwear express... the Bow Ballet Flats were just the thing to travel home in comfortable style, with a cute sculpted bow on the back. More great clothing from AOHARU was a natural choice, the latest releases of lacey skirts and belted cotton button downs are hard to resist. The all white theme may not be the best for the dusty plains, but they will surely find a home in your inventory easily enough.

Visit ANEXX to see all the available colors and styles.

The Stuff;

Look 1

Footwear: ANEXX, Fringed Western Boots, Camel.

Skin: LeLutka, Le.LOOK! La Femme Skin, Estelle (Dark Brows & HB)

Hair: o*m, Heartwire, Dark Brown.

Outfit: Cubic Effect, Sheer Knit Dress, White. & League, Booty Shorts, Light Blue. & Nico Creations, White Tube Sox (Red.)

Accessories: Ibizarre, Bandana Scarf (Red.) - Hunt Prize, & Linc., Wide Leather Belt. & UZURI, Ukini Bracelet & Turquoise Ring.

Look 2

Footwear: ANEXX, Flower Ballet Flats, Beige.

Skin: LeLutka, Le.LOOK! La Femme Skin, Estelle (Dark Brows & HB)

Hair:, Brande.2, Timid Brown.

Outfit: DCNY, Payton Dress (Short Version), Light Brown. & AOHARU, No Collar Leather Jacket, Beige.

Accessories: MIEL, ELO Earrings & Bracelet.

Look 3

Footwear: ANEXX, Bow Ballet Flats, Brown.

Skin: LeLutka, Le.LOOK! La Femme Skin, Estelle (Dark Brows & HB)

Hair: Lamb, Sugarless, Kit Kat.

Outfit: AOHARU, Dungaree Shirt, White. & AOHARU, Lace Ruffle Skirt, White.

Accessories: UZURI, Chifu Ring & Nahla Bracelet (Turquoise).

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Poses by Everglow.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Viva Les Espadrilles!

I saw the tease for the newly released Espadrilles from Gos a few days ago, and as soon as they were released I had to grab them. I love the many available colors and the playful mix and match capability, not to mention the very affordable fat-pack set. Ribbon wrapped ankles are a personal favorite style, they are sweet and sexy at the same time.

I was able to match my espadrilles to the rest of my summery sweet look, the new skirt from Maitreya with it's wrapped belt seemed a great match, a simple tank from Surf Couture with ruffled detail and more cute skin and hair from Mynerva and D!va respectively, complete the look.

Be sure and visit Gos to grab some Espadrilles, the vendor display is as cute as the shoes!

The stuff;

Shoes: Gos, Espadrilles, All Color Set.

Skin: Mynerva, Misti Noir Ravenna, Fudge (Cleavage).

Hair: D!va, Maria, Black Amber.

Outfit: Maitreya, Viento Skirt, All Colrs (Satin). & Surf Couture, Hermana Tank, Feather Blue.

Accessories: Donna Flora, DANIEL Set & Rose Ring.

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Zip Up Your Kalnins

Nice to see a new release from Kalnins, the shoes are as always well crafted, with color changeable individual parts and 2 metal choices. The latest, these strapped up Yolanda heels, are a nice summer shoe that will look great with your edgier favorites. My only bone to pick with Kalnins is the lack of texture/detail on the actual foot, but in the case of the Yolanda shoe vey little of the main part of the foot shows through, it is only more visible around the toes.

To enjoy some fresh color I decided to wear this super hot sculpted biker vest from Indyra Originals. The Bon Charme Vest has some great over the top metal trims and you can select gold or silver accents in every one of the available shades, and there are many to choose from. My other color hit comes from the awesome Stella Clutch from ORTA, I am rarely a fat-packer when I shop but these clutches came in so many yummy colors I just had to get them all.

Check out Kalnins for the Yolanda Shoes.

The stuff;

Shoes: Kalnins, Yolanda Shoes.

Skin: Mynerva, Pure Envy, Fudge (Cleavage).

Hair: D!va, Chika2, Black Amber.

Outfit: Indyra Originals, Bon Charme Sleeveless Vest, Violet (Gold). & MichaMi Bustier and Shorts Set, White.

Accessories: U & R Dogs, Mazurka Bangle and Earrings, & Bacchanale Ring.

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Button Down in Baiastice

I love detail, the smaller the better... like the dozens of cute buttons adorning the wedge heels of the Camilla Shoes from Baiastice. Like candy, only better, the buttons are a rainbow of colors, textures and styles, and they really make this otherwise simple shoe a standout. I also checked out the cute faced Mynerva skins and D!va hair that has been getting some attention this past weekend, very cute, not something I could make a permanent swap for, but sweet is great once in a while.

They come in a variety of base shades, I decided to wear the acid green because it matched perfectly with the Mimi Top from Bare Rose. If you have yet to discover some of the treasure to be found there, it is worth the trip, I am a big fan of pulling apart the outfits - sometimes modifying the prims - and making them into something you just won't find anywhere else.

Visit Baiastice to see more colors of the Camilla Shoes, and shop!

The stuff;

Shoes: Baiastice, Camilla Shoes, Acid Green.

Skin: Mynerva, Plain Jane - Dolly Dots, Fudge (Cleavage).

Hair: D!va, Nanako, Black Amber.

Outfit: Bare Rose, Mimi (Top from Outfit), Green. & bijou, Snake Leggings (Part of Op Outfit).

Accessories: Bracelets from Bare Rose Mimi Outfit.

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Monday, July 5, 2010

Let them Eat Kookies... and Tea!

I have been sitting on these pictures for a while now, just getting through a crazy busy time for me, getting the new issue of TOO SEXY Magazine out, but I am back, and ready to tease the taste buds of the shoe lover in you. It has been a few weeks since Quinlan Quimby of TOSL sent me her latest releases, Teacup shoes and these adorable Teacup dresses. The shoes are a perfect match for the dresses, they look like they have been crafted out of tiny little saucers from a pretty tea set I might have had as a girl, but the dresses are pure love!

I paired up the TOSL Teacup Dresses with the latest footwear release from Kookie, these have been out for a while but they are well deserving of a nod from OYT. Kookie's City Wedges, by Kookie Lemon, are a little slice of delicious. Simply great shape, and subtle realistic shading, the City Wedges are sleek and easy to wear.

I would recommend you stroll over to both Kookie and TOSL for a little something sweet!

The Stuff;
Shoes: Kookie, City Wedges (shown in Mint & Nude - 50 L Friday Shade.)
Dresses: TOSL, Teacup Dress (shown in Enamel and Blue&White)
Skin: LeLutka, LOLA (Make-ups Sunkissed 3D & 7D)
Hair: MrS, Venice Hair.
Accessories: Donna Flora.
Stockings: Jaywalk, no longer available.

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