It’s still cold outside on most days but recently I am noticing that on some sunny days, the temperature is not as low as it had been and we get spasms of warmer weather. We are not there yet but spring is definitely coming closer!
Today, it was one of those nice sunny days and I decided to take my pet owl out to the park after I have done my rounds with my dogs. He is still only six months old and he is getting used to my dogs but still not quite comfortable when they get too close. So I still have to take them out separately just so that my owl doesn’t get too nervous with the excited dogs. He is a tiny owl and won’t grow any bigger and it’s really funny to watch him go very thin when he sees a big dog such as a Labrador or a Golden Retriever because he is afraid but when he sees small dogs like Chiwawas, he spreads his wings out as much as he can, opens his already big eyes even bigger and tries to threaten the Chiwawas, who usually don’t even care that my tiny owl is doing his best to scare them.
With spring so close, I just felt like getting my wardrobe ready for the pleasant season also so I dropped by at one of the stores I liked very much for high quality casual fashion, mon tissu. The store had many outfits that got my attention but for today, I decided that I wanted to style with lots of flowers! So I made a look using lots of pretty spring colours and lots of flowers to celebrate the arrival of my favorite season.
I am hoping that very soon, I will be able to go to the park with all four of us (me, two dogs and my owl) wearing something similarly fun.
In real life, I rarely wore what is generally known as business suits for women. The office environment that surrounded me either allowed relatively free styles or when I worked for MAC cosmetics, we were only allowed to wear black but style was totally free. Wait, I shouldn’t say “totally” free because one female staff did get banned from working in a department store booth we had when she wore only a black/white scarf twisted between her breasts and tied at the back for her top and a micro-mini short pants that almost revealed her butt cheeks. *giggles* So I can’t really say it was “totally” free but compared to most work places, I always had more freedom.
There were times, however, when I had to wear what is loosely called “power suits” which were female business suits that spoke silently to the counterpart that “I am serious and I mean business!”
It is almost refreshing to see such a power suit in SL where a lot of the outfits we see are either flamboyant, extravagant, fun, cute or sexy. Coco Black Suit from Glam Dreams is exactly that suit that allows us to be serious and stylish at the same time.
I matched it with a delicate and lovely pair of glasses from Crie Style which is a rare store that specializes in glasses and monocles that no other can compare when it comes to detail and creativity. The glasses are beyond jewelry items when it comes to the fine and minute details which never stops to amaze me. I have to admit, I will never have the patience to build something like this without losing my mind or pulling out all my hair…or both!
When I came back to SL, I was living in my free Linden home for about a week while I was thinking what I should do for a more permanent home. I lived in a private island for a very long time and I loved the privacy and the freedom to terraform the island to what ever I wanted. So at one point, I had a medieval village. At another time, I had a modern house with a beautiful garden. I loved how I could make anything and change it when I got bored. But this time, the situation was a bit different. I needed a house that I can feel comfortable in immediately. I didn’t think I had the luxury of time to terraform, build a house and decorate it but I still wanted to live in a beautiful environment.
One day, Aris came home all excited. Apparently, he had gone wandering around different sims and somehow ended up in the sim where the Rose Theater was located. He then told me that there are furnished apartments we can rent there and he wanted me to come see it. I fell in love right away and we decided to make this place our home. So here we are in the beautiful sim owned and built by Kaya Angel called the Angel Manor Estate. We love strolling around the beautiful garden where there is a riding stable, clay pigeon shooting, a mini golf course, a sanctuary where we can sit down for a nice tea party, an art gallery…there is just so much to enjoy and explore. We even found a bath like the ancient Roman bath in the basement of the palace! I am sure we haven’t even seen everything yet.
Another thing I am loving is that being a resident of this place, I can rez my pose stand anywhere on this vast estate! So today, I decided to use this grand staircase to shoot a picture for my blog post for the lovely Rita gown in champagne colour from Azul. It seemed perfect for this elegant gown.
Now if only I didn’t get lost every time I take a stroll… These are the moments I curse my horrible sense of direction in both RL and SL.
Aren’t we all always looking for great skin? sYs Design made a skin that comes with the makeup you see here and it’s available for L$1 only at From BOSL W/Love Hunt! The hunt ends on February 28th so make sure you get it before it’s too late! You can get many other exclusive and wonderful items in the stores in the Best of SL Boulevard mall covering 2 sims. All you have to do is wear the Best of SL Magazine Readers group tag and look for red hearts in the stores and click on them to buy the items for L$1.
I also got this lovely mesh gown from sYs Design which was also sold at the store in the Best of SL Boulevard on the Renaissance sim right close to the chapel.
The jewelry I am wearing here is from a Japanese store called Haysuriza. The decoration parts you see over my right shoulder and attached to the right bracelet are separate pieces so you can wear these with or without the decorative parts. And the avant-garde boots are from Wicca’s Wardrobe but you can definitely wear this gown with regular party shoes if that is what you prefer.
The BOSL Hunt will only last three more days so go check it out before it ends!
I like casual looks because they are more comfy in real life and fun to style. When I came back to SL a month ago, I deleted all the outfit folders I had and I suddenly realized I needed more casual sets that I could quickly change into.
This was an outfit that was newly released that I found in Vero Modero. It’s called “Mei Set” and comes in different colour variations but I decided to get the grey set because for some reason, I had already set my mind to wear a coloured hair and I was looking for an outfit that will go with it and still look nice.
This outfit was exactly what I wanted. It’s casual, stylish, a little sexy (but not too much) and allows some really fun styling. Again, I tried not to make it look too girly and cute so I used muted pale purple as the accent colour.
With the coloured wig, I think this look is good for casual parties too. I hope you like it as much as I do. :)
Nobody likes a heartbreak, but this is one “Heartbreak” that I knowwwww most women will welcome with open arms!
Tres Beau by designer Kimmera Madison released “Heartbreak” on Valentine’s Day. But you can see that this is not a gown that is so Valentine-ish that it can only be worn on February 14th. It looks amazing on any other day of the year!
It comes in three colours; red, fuscia and off-white but I chose this fuscia one because it is not easy to find a nice ‘pink’ gown. I think fuscia is a colour that can look very stylish but since it’s a strong colour, if you go in the wrong direction, you can end up looking either too childish, too girly or ‘a bit too much’. If you look closely, the pink used in this gown is not a flat one tone of pink. It’s actually a mix of different tones and that’s what gives this gown a deeper and sophisticated look.
I used a multi-pale coloured jewelry set by Kunglers Extra just to break the pink a bit while adding some accent to the otherwise total fuscia look. I also wanted to avoid the look being too girly so I chose to go with a smokey makeup with a slight tint of pink for the eyes and a very pale pink for the lips.
Overall, I’m very happy with the result and I think I was able to make the exact look that I was going after. Now I’m happy and I can go back to sipping my favorite coffee!
I guess it was my sheer luck that my computer decided to break down in mid-December when I was just getting ready to return back to Second Life. I always wonder why some things just have to happen as if it chose the worst timing ever. :( And with the year-end/new year holidays, which is really big in my country, coming up, there was no way I could get my PC back before the new year.
So what I’m trying to say is….I missed watching Miss Virtual World last year!
But Enzo Champagne of Champagne! Sparking Couture sent me the amazing gown he created for Miss China 2014 called DRAGON, which was exactly what I needed having just come back and didn’t have time to go shopping yet. Thanks to Enzo, I was able to get right back into modeling mode and totally enjoyed styling this fabulous gown.
The skin I’m using is the Shui skin from Elysium, which Aleida Rhode made for Asian avatars and it just seemed to be exactly the right skin to use with this gown. Needless to say, I am very happy with the results too. :)
And a friend Japanese creator, Hays Uriza, made the jewelry set I am wearing. It is a mesh set and comes in gold, silver and copper. I use this set a lot and I never get tired of it because I just love how it’s simple and yet so impressive and creates a dramatic effect. Again, just right for a dramatic gown like this Dragon. I will just add that the necklace can be size adjusted in all 3 dimensions so it is very easy to get a right fit for any size avatar.
This is part 2 of my cool leather jacket posts. This leather jacket is also from VoguE but a lot more casual and yet still very fashionable. I would so wear this in real life! You can match it with jeans, other pants, or even with a pencil skirt. Again, it comes in many colour variation so if you like the style, it’s worth checking out the other colours in the store.
Today, I wanted to make a more casual style but something that is good enough to be worn when I’m meeting some people on business. I matched a leather mini skirt and loose boots from Maitreya but also wore thigh high socks from LaVie because it’s still a bit cold.
I also found this patent red tote bag from Belgravia. I almost bought a very similar bag in exactly the same colour from Bruno Magli in real life last summer but for some reason, I didn’t. I regret it now so I bought this in Second Life! (Damn…why didn’t I buy it in real life…sob)
Leather Jacket: VoguE, Tame Print Leather Jacket (MESH) (White)
Leather Skirt: Maitreya, Mini Skirt, Vivid Leather (Seashell)
I have two great leather jackets to show from VoguE. These are not the newest releases but they are both certainly recent releases and being a leather jacket fan in real life, I couldn’t resist styling these.
This post is part 1 of 2 jacket posts. It is a snake leather jacket that is definitely a fashion item that can be worn to dress up in high fashion. The leather baggy pants that I’m wearing with this jacket is sold as a separate item so you can match it up with these pants or with any other pants that you might already have. Other colours are available for both jacket and pants.
Part 2 will be a more casual leather jacket that I also absolutely loved. Stay tuned!
I don’t have a photo studio yet so I decided to take a stroll in the beautiful Angel Manor Estate sims and take location shots.
This is a dress that is so elegant and delicate that I almost feel like I am wearing a dress made of feathers. The vertical lines of this dress give it the simplicity that I like too.
I have mood swings when it comes to fashion and this couple of days, I’ve been extremely attracted to elegant dresses that are simple and don’t come with many parts or components. The same goes for makeup. Lately, I am not in the mood to wear lots of strong colours so here, I kept my makeup very simple too.
The skin I am wearing is a new skin from Elysium where creator, Aleida Rhode, made Asian skins for the first time. It captures the essence of Asian features and I absolutely loved it! When I started to model, I searched for Asian skin for a very long time but was never able to find one that I liked…until this one! Congratulations Ale for a great skin launch!