I wandered around shopping on the grid the other day, looking for an outfit that would warm me up as the days get chillier (at least on the top half of the globe) during fall.
I found myself at LeLutka. The designers at LeLutka are well-known for their stylish and current fashion and certainly their new releases a few months ago splashed across the blogosphere with a flurry of activity and excitement. So I wandered over and poked around their sim. (I will say that the recent incarnation of the LeLutka sims is very confusing and not very shopping-friendly. While it looks urban and “real,” in SL it looks cluttered and unintuitive. I hope they reconsider their build.)
I found a really awesome poncho from Thora Charron on the first floor of the women’s clothing store. The sculpty itself was well-made and textured beautifully, with a nicely cuffed sweater. It has all the comfiness and beauty of my real life favorite poncho.
I relied on Thora for this beautiful hair as well. The textures are beautifully done with a great shape and an additional spine add-on which provides length to the hair hanging off the front of the avatar so when the head turns, the hair doesn’t all cut into the shoulders.
I wore it with these terrific jeans from Zaara Kohime. With her well drawn textures and sense of style, her jeans are as real as it gets without crass photosourcing.
Finally, I completed the look with plush warm boots from Storm Schmooz. Storm was one of the first in SL doing sculpty shoes, and he lends his European design sensibilities to everything he makes. Between the lush suede and the strip of contrasting leather down the back and with the buckle, these boots are the epitome of luxury.
“Autumn, the year’s last, loveliest smile.”
~ William Cullen Bryant
Hair: [LeLutka]-SAMARA Hair – Caramel Brown by Thora Charron for LeLutka
Poncho: [LeLutka]-CORINTH poncho/olive by Thora Charron for LeLutka
Jeans: Zaara : Jeans *blue* (Classic) by Zaara Kohime for Zaara