21st Century Flapper

In the 1920s, flappers were young women who dressed in a certain style (typically a bob, a thin columnar dress reminisced of Greek fashion, ruby red bow lips and the high heels with the chunky soles that were the fashion of the time). They were a new sort of woman—more liberated than their sisters, more apt to having a good time and flaunting their new sexual powers. It was a sign of the times.

21st Century Flapper

I’m dressed in a sweet little dress that doesn’t quite fit the flapper image. (I see it being a little more 50s-influenced than 20s.) That doesn’t mean a flapper in the 21st century—a postmodern flapper—couldn’t wear it. Made by Jill Lemon, this cute ensemble comes complete with lacy skirt and tights, cuffed three-quarter length sleeves, and cute bowed gloves.

21st Century Flapper

The skin is another from the Julie series by Mallory Cowen. I’m having a hard time taking them off with their sweet full bowed lips and glowing skin. I wear a cloche hat over a modified bob from Bubbles Clawtooth. The bob, a haircut originated from “bobbing” a young woman’s low-tied ponytail so the back hair was in an even line with the front, gets a reworking into a longer style here.Tiffy Vella’s vintage beads mix in well with the outfit.

21st Century Flapper

Finally we have a pair of “Victorian” ankle boots from Elven Dreamscape. With the close attention to the stitching and laces, the boots are a piece of virtual art.

21st Century Flapper

The bee’s knees:

Hair: Clawtooth: Roaring 20’s (Long) – Sunset by Bubbles Clawtooth for Clawtooth

Skin: LAQ ~ Julie – 05 [Peach] Glow skin by Mallory Cowen for Laqroki *

Dress: *+*JILL*+*LCD by Jill Lemon for *+*JILL*+*

Necklace: Eclectica_Jazz_celadon_long beads by Tiffy Vella for Eclectica *

Boots: Juicy Victorian Ankle Boot – Squid Ink by Elven Dreamscape for Juicy *

Spring Elegance

We found crocuses poking up in the front yard yesterday, which means there is no turning back now. Snow can’t fall anymore, darn it! Keep bringing out Spring collections, designers, and Nature is sure to hear you.

Spring Elegance

Sissy Pessoa brought out her Spring collection a couple weeks ago and with it, a true ray of sunshine. Here I show a more traditional piece in Sissy’s collection—a ballgown. I chose the green because it is a favorite color and this richly tinted olive green elegantly stands out among the pinks and blues so many favor.

Spring Elegance

Monicuzza Babenco has come out with a new set of skins and once again, they are gorgeous. With her distinctly Italian aesthetic, she has created a luscious sexy skin with a variety of make ups and looks.

I show it with a newer set from Tiffy Vella. Tiffy is emerging as one of the better jewelry makers in SL, combining great textures with exquisite tiny prim building.

Spring Elegance

Every spring is the only spring – a perpetual astonishment.  ~Ellis Peters

Hair: .:[ Tiny Bird ]:. Bereznyak – Pepper by Autumn Hykova for Tiny Bird

Skin: *YS & YS* Andrea 04 Joy by Monicuzza Babenco for YS & YS *

Dress: Baiastice_Silk Burnout-green by Sissy Pessoa for Baiastice *

Jewelry: Eclectica Vintage Glass Series-Art Glass by Tiffy Vella for Eclectica *

Shoes: Maitreya Verve Pumps – Olive by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Precious Purple

After all the reds and greens, golds and silvers and blues, I am feeling like seeing a little purple.

Precious Purple

Evangeline Miles makes very beautiful, very exquisite dresses for fae and humans alike. With their elaborate textures, feminine shapes, and fantastic motifs, how can a woman NOT feel so pretty in a dress like this? Note the absolutely perfectly rendered embroidery on the bodice, the carefully constructed belt, the attention to the details of the sleeves and the beautiful choice of colors.

Precious Purple

I accompany it with a skin from Mallory Cowen. For the longest time, I was a Raq girl (before Laqroki). It was my only skin for a long time and I was reluctant to tell anyone what I wore. Mallory’s skills have only increased as  she’s perfected her skins. With their luster, sensuous lips, and beautifully framed eyes (and eyebrows), they are a gorgeous alternative in the overburnished world of skins.

Precious Purple

Clothed in purple and fine linen:

Hair: ETD Anisa – Blackberry by Elikapeka Tiramisu for ETD

Skin: LAQ ~ Alison 04 [Peach] Glow skin by Mallory Cowen for Laqroki

Dress: *EC* Romany Kiss – Passion by Evangeline Miles for Evie’s Closet

Earrings: Eclectica Purples- Wistaria by Tiffy Vella for Eclectica *

Written while listening to “I Idolize You” by Lizz Wright.

Precarious Perch

I went to the Shoe Fair, benefitting Toys for Tots, right before Thanksgiving, hoping to score some pretties for my feet.

Precarious Perch

I found quite a few beautiful shoes, but none were as unique and sculptural as those made by 2408 Alekseev. With their gracefully intertwining vines and flowers, the precarious sole and serpentine heel, these shoes are a piece of wearable art.

I have to say, I had a few problems fitting them (though they come with resize scripts and an amazing range of skin tones to match to), so I contacted the creator, 24, as she likes to be called, via notecard. She responded quickly and helpfully (and cheerfully and humorously). Turns out I have very small and delicate ankles, so she had to shrink the shoes down considerably. Go figure.

She IS featuring two pairs for one at the Shoe Fair, benefitting Toys for Tots, so you may want to purchase those so you can check out her work.

Precarious Perch

When the outfit is all about the shoes, you can’t wear something long or they will be hidden, so I chose this flirty party dress from Kuranosuke Kamachi. Going to DeLa is a hit or miss for me sometimes–Kuranosuke uses sculpties in risk-taking ways that sometimes don’t pan out. But for this dress, the work is impeccable. The skirt is a marvelous fluff of stiff satin.

Precarious Perch

I styled with simple but elegant jewelry from Tiffy Vella. When an outfit has one point of interest, there is no reason to over do it. The jewelry balances the outfit with a touch of elegance without excessiveness. And Tiffy’s work is always beautiful and exact.

Precarious Perch

Walking in glass slippers…

Hair: [V] Vignette Sophia Charcoal by Rachel Boram for Vignette

Skin: *YS & YS* Zara 02 Smoke Black EB HairBase by Monicuzza Babenco for YS & YS *

Dress: =DeLa*= Dress “Leona” Black by Kuranosuke Kamachi for =DeLa*=

Necklace and Earrings: Eclectica Deco Pearl Strands Choker and Earrings by Tiffy Vella for Eclectica

Shoes: 24 wow 18 gold by 2408 Alekseev for 24 Shoo-Shoes and Haute Couture

All About Business

Lately I have been getting a lot of requests for business looks in SL, especially since Amanda Linden wrote a blog about business appearance.

It’s not impossible to put together a business look here, especially if you get yourself outside the box of black suit and skirt. I am personally tired of that—that’s for lawyers and very uptight librarians. A professional woman can be found in a tailored sweater and skirt with a stylish scarf, as I show here.

All About Business

Betty Doyle has come out with a set of “Vintage Basics,” but I consider them regular basics. The system skirt has a great texture and shape (though for some reason, this one made my rear end look large so I “dieted” a little and shrunk my otherwise perfectly useful skinny skirt shape). And the sweater, with its ideally proportioned knit texture and wonderful sculpty shapes, has enough style to look beyond ordinary but is not outrageous.

All About Business

I accessorized with Tiffy Vella’s beautiful Wistaria set. She has done some absolutely exquisite work with jewelry in SL, combining killer skills in tiny prim building with gorgeous textures. This set comes with this beautiful scarf, earrings, and a ring. (It also has a necklace and bracelets you don’t see here.) And finally I pull out the classic Verve pumps from Onyx LeShelle.

I wear here a skin I custom made at Body Politik. Maximillion Grant and his partner Polly Pavlova didn’t make it for me–I made it myself on their handy dandy website, and I blogged about this wonderful idea. I received news today that they are now letting you customize in-world as well at their “Skin Creation Stations.” So get down to their store in-world—you may catch me there putting another one together.

All About Business

Getting down to it:

Hair: [V] Vignette Jaime Brick by Rachel Boram for Vignette

Skin: TBP Infinity Custom Skin – Harper Beresford CYT-103353_1936 by Maximillion Grant for Body Politik

Sweater: Ingenue :: Vintage Basics :: Edie :: Forest by Betty Doyle for Ingenue*

Skirt: Ingenue :: Vintage Basics :: Memo :: Midnight by Betty Doyle for Ingenue*

Jewelry and Scarf: Eclectica_Purples_Wistaria by Tiffy Vella for Eclectica

Shoes: Maitreya Verve Pumps – Olive by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Pretty in Pink

Everyone has to have that title at some time or another on their fashion blog. But today I am pretty in pink.

Pretty in Pink

I am showing a dress from Nonna Hedges, part of a series she released a few months ago in a flurry of inspiration and productivity. Featuring her signature elegant lacework and full prim skirt, this dress is a delicious delicate pink.

Pretty in Pink

But this blog is really about the jewelry. Tiffy Vella makes some of the most exquisite jewelry in SL—jewelry I would wear in real life if I could get my hands on it (and afford it). Her prim work combined with her textures and colors are out of this world. I can only gaze in awe at a necklace like this.

Tiffy will be having a show at the Shengri-La sims Saturday, October 17 at 7 a.m. slt, called Purple Prose. It’s a static show, hosted by the Fashion Research Institute. You can see the pieces worn live on models and purchase. I encourage you to come. (I will be there, lying on a poseball while I gulp down copious amounts of coffee in RL.)

Pretty in Pink

I dressed this outfit up with hair from Elikapeka Tiramisu. (You find out that showing earrings, etc. requires special hair, poses, etc. It’s all quite a job showing one’s work.) I paired it with this delicate skin from Lorac Farella. I have a set of classics here to highlight Tiffy’s amazing work.

Pretty in Pink

Jewelry takes people’s minds off your wrinkles.  ~Sonja Henie

Hair: ETD Loraine 2 – Crimson by Elikapeka Tiramisu for ETD

Skin: Pulse Skin-Valeries T: Wheat/Blush AUB by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins*

Dress: dangerous flamingo by Nonna Hedges for Details by Nonna Hedges

Jewelry: Eclectica Rococco Coral by Tiffy Vella for Eclectica*

Sheltered from the Storm

Paeoti Pomeray is BACK! I want to shout that from tops of the Linden trees! Paoeti is BACK!

Sheltered from the Storm

What do I mean by back? Did paeoti ever really leave? Not sure about that but for a while there, Nymphetamine was riding sky high. You wanted a beautiful, lush, sexy dress, you went to Nymphetamine. I remember meeting paeoti when I did my first article in SL. I was so excited to meet her and I prepared by visiting her impressive sim and store, viewing all the amazing content. She was so friendly and so generous, and her work was impressive. We remained friends. Then paeoti was quiet for a while. We didn’t see a lot of new content from her—she took a break.

Well, she’s back, helped by savvy Manager Stacy Maracas, and she’s still making amazing fashion. I chose to wear the new Tre’Lace Formal Dress for these photos because the textures are so beautiful and romantic and dark. Paeoti has ingeniously layered a lace layer over the satin skirt layer to provide a complex skirt construction that moves gloriously when you’re dancing or walking. Her underlying system piece work is, as always, impeccable.

Sheltered from the Storm

I wore a pale pale skin from Pulse to offset the beauty of the blackness. Lorac Farella’s hand drawn skins are an artistic and beautiful alternative to the photo-sourced or simplistic skins so prevalent nowadays. I am a huge fan of Lorac’s (as anyone reading this blog would know). I never altered my shape to wear her skins and from the first day I tried one on, they spoke to me. They were expressive in photographs and made my beauty unique.

I adorned the dress with jewelry from Tiffy Vella. Eclectica is one of the new up and comers in the jewelry world, as far as I am concerned. Her pieces are classy, dressy, and unique. These are not pieces you purchase at the mall—you would find them in a boutique or at an art dealer’s gallery.

Sheltered from the Storm

Come in from the rain:

Hair: Sky Everett Designs-Quiet seduction-Raven by Sky Everett for Sky Everett Designs

Skin: Pulse Skin-Valeries T: Pearl/Twist BLK by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins

Dress: !Paeoti_Tre’Lace Formal Dress by paeoti Pomeray for Nymphetamine

Necklace, Earrings, and Ring: Eclectica Chevron Garnet by Tiffy Vella for Eclectica

Shoes: Maitreya Verve Pumps – Black by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya