The Glory of Shopping

The Glory of Shopping

I always say shopping is cheaper than a psychiatrist. ~ Tammy Faye Bakker

The Glory of Shopping

When Stephen IMs me, he always knows to ask if he’s interrupting. Usually the answer is “No, but I am shopping.” And he nods sagely, knowing any IMs he will get will be intermittent and fully realizing I will not be able to peel myself away from the task at hand.

Last night’s trip was a peek into the new HANDVerk store, built by Tobias Convair to house he and his partner’s increasingly large inventory of furniture, buildings, jewelry, and accessories. On one side is Daphne Klossovsky’s varied and sometimes humorous offering of shoes, hair pieces, handbags and jewelry. (Please note the charming cake plate earrings I am wearing—fresh out of a tea party.) On the other side is Tobias’ collection of modernist and postmodernist furniture and builds. They have expanded quite a bit, thankfully, after growing their business. Now there is room to move. (By the way, this is tangible evidence of the growth in quality content available to us now that mesh has been introduced into SL. Congrats, LL!)

The Glory of Shopping

Shopping requires, of course, a chic but comfortable outfit and ValentinaEvangelista provides that for me with these gorgeously-made mesh separates. Start with a crop-top tee shirt in a blushing pink and add an almost retro pink skirt, and a perfect shopping outfit is made. I needed to layer a tank from Parvarti Monday under the set for it to visually make sense to me, but you can wear without and have an exposed midriff.

You can’t go out shopping without a sturdy handbag (to hold all the credit cards and receipts, of course), and this darling piece from BabyChampagne Sass available at SL Fashion Week fits the bill perfectly. With matching shoes (adorned with diamonds, of course), the set is a chic add-on for the shopping militia.

The Glory of Shopping

Hart Larsson, who has been nursing a bum wrist and put on the injured roster, has finally launched a new skin, and I know I am excited to see his work again. Clearly named after a beautiful Sophia, the skin features all of Hart’s best—a beautifully detailed body, fresh makeup, glorious freckles, and well-defined brows. His face doesn’t look like anyone else’s, so wearing this skin gives a girl a unique and beautiful look. A side ponytail from Queue Marlowe gives this look whimsy and fun.

The Glory of Shopping

I went window shopping today! I bought four windows. ~ Tommy Cooper

Hair: snapshot scorpio by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog *

Skin: [PXL] Sophia SK Fade Lips MEB C2 FR by Hart Larsson for [PXL] *

Eyes: IKON Ardent Eyes – Blossom (ML) by Ikon Innovia for IKON *

Top: :V.e. Demi Tee XS Blush by ValentinaEvangelista for Valentina E. Couture*

Tank: fri. – Blush.Tank (Black) by Parvarti Monday for fri.day

Skirt: :V.e. Hipster Skirt XXS Blush by ValentinaEvangelista for Valentina E. Couture*

Earrings: [HANDverk]Cake Chandelier Earring.toothsome by Daphne Klossovsky for [HANDverk] *

Handbag: {{BSD Design studio}}handbag8- Supermodel amira- caramel croco by BabyChampagne Sass for {{BSD Design studio}}, available at SL Fashion Week *

Shoes: {{BSD Design studio}}Fashion Guru silky pink by BabyChampagne Sass for {{BSD Design studio}}, available at SL Fashion Week *

Poses by Mavi Beck of Ma Vie *

Go see the new [HANDverk] !

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