Monday, March 23, 2009

Week 28 - Hiatus, Holidays and RFL...

After things in SL moving along in a predictable fashion, I encountered a few roadblocks which meant that I have only just gotten back on SL after a few weeks hiatus. Computer problems and a holiday in NYC gave me a rest that was needed and a fresh outlook on things. I was glad though that I came back in time to take an excursion over to the Relay for Life Clothing Fair that has just ended. I found the shopping to be fairly lag free (but then I have a new computer since last year and came on the last day) and found the build to be enjoyable and well designed around the Pirate theme. Last year I was more of a freebie hunter, which basically goes against the spirit of the whole Relay and so this year I decided to focus on the items which were for sale with the proceeds going to The Cancer Society.
I had to avoid the fuchsia pink clothes and overt Pirate items and tried to find well designed outfits that I would actually wear, in a reasonable price range. Many of these items were created just for the fair (but not all) and I was also happy to find new stores with great clothing that I will be visiting later. I am wearing the new skin by Ryker Beck which I am so happy comes with luscious black lips (in addition to many other options) and used the Blogger Poses by LAP which are great because they have many versions which make it easy to shoot with prim pants and poofy skirts. Pics were shot in Wastelands Sim.

Credits:(Not RFL) Skin for all-Genesis, Eden Sugar/Necophelia, Eyes-Genesis, Twilight Eyes/Bella, Hair-Tousled (KNOTTED) Burnt/Light Brown.

Pic1-Outfit-Morgan (Indi Designs) Jewellery HoC (House of Creation) Pentagram Necklace,Creamshop Glam Earring BLK (not an RFL item), Boots J's Unisex Engineer (Not RFL)
Pic2-Outfit-Blackwater(Pixel passion), Stomach Chain RFL Gold(Dark Eden), Creamshop Glam Earring BLK (not an RFL item), Sn@tch Mufkin Shoe.
Pic3-Outfit-Baggy Earth (One Soul), Stomach Chain RFL Gold(Dark Eden)
Pic4-Outfit-Fumi_GSet(Fumiwo Gallery), Sn@tch Mufkin Shoe.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Week 27 - Laidback and Casual...

I have to admit, most of my clothing in SL would never survive into the real world. I love fantasy wear and dress-up clothing, wild hair and unusual make-ups. This week I wanted to show you some (not all) of my finds which are worldly. The measure of a really good store in SL is one where you forget you are dealing with a virtual environment. You start thinking in terms of fabrics as opposed to textures, workmanship instead of creation. Each of these stores for me are exciting because they have a real connection to clothing, either clothes I could imagine wearing, wish I had, or wish I had the courage to wear in the RW.

Tokeo Plastic Makes pants...big, baggy, colourful, Pants. Cargo style for you or your inner Neko...Unisex, so you could appear with your partner dressed alike if you wanted to. And they make scarves, huge scarves, colourful interesting scarves and accessories. This store is Anti-fashionista.....if you have had enough of those really short skirts in SL...

I guess I have been sitting under a rock because I thought Zaara made only (gorgeous, beautiful) Indian style apparel, Jewellery and those lovely Pashmina Scarves we all own. I started hearing about the Jeans from people and how popular they were, so I thought I'd take a look-see. Well I saw the Jeans but went for this outfit because it was something I'd love to wear in RL. (Apologies for not removing my Shoes in the temple...Tourist!)

UnTone Quilt is a store which has cute funky comfortable clothing. I could see myself wearing this downtown for a day shopping or just hanging about. I am angry that it's not in my closet.

Locations; The top two are from Happy Mood where you can buy really really big Bunneh's (with twitchy noses). And if you are patient you can win a bubble chair with multiple poses.
The middle two are in the Zaara Sim which is lovely for photo's as well as shopping. The bottom two are from Hobo Island, a great place with interesting characters and lots of places for pics.

Credits; Poses by me, don't laugh

All-Skin-Curio;GP-Moonbeam [dark] Breeze Mauve
Eyes-Redgrave Gracia Bright Blue (free)
Outfit-Tokeo Plastic, Unisex Ravepants, TP Wasteland Scarf, Marionette
Hair-Curio Rabid Warms-Red
Jewellery-Tokeoprize/Spikecuffs (F), Sn@tch Biker Cuffs
Outfit-Zaara-Inka Jacket Grey, Inshaya Velour Slacks-Acid, Isis Shirt-White
Hair-Philotic Energy Gilly Black
Shoes-*Vamp Staci Mary Janes, Blk (Last Call, NA)
Outfit-UnTone Quilt-Overall&Capris, Yuruyuru Knit Border Sweater
Hair-Kin, Enid Blond
Socks-Courderoy Sylar leggings
Shoes-Pornstar Hi-Tops Multicolour