Somehow through the dense fog of my SL existence, I got wind of the fact that Elle1974 Zaftig is having a sale for her SIXTH rez day at her store b[ELLE]issima. (SIX YEARS! OMG.That’s like, ancient in human years.) Of course SL is almost 8 years old, so Elle is not “old”; she’s retro.
This darling dress from Elle74 Zaftig made me think of retro with its full skirt, corsage, and cute little bow on the shoulder. She has overlaid a red underskirt (for a little pop) with the pretty black and white print on top. Best of all, this dress is an exclusive for Fashion for Life. Even though the event is over, the fund-raising doesn’t end. Elle is generously featuring this on the front wall of her shop where there’s a sale going on (hint hint) for a mere 185L. (And it comes with sandals I don’t show here.)
I love this skin from Keiko Morigi because it’s got a sort of nostalgic quality in its hand-drawn qualities. I added an eyeliner from Aemeth Lysette to push that a little further and hair from Bubbles Clawtooth, who seems to have a corner on the sort of retro hair that modern girls want to wear.
My favorite is my charm bracelet and gingham shoes from Quinlan Quimby. Check out these little teapots!
Written while listening to “Sometimes” by Raphael Saadiq (truly apropos):
Hair: CBC: Somebody’s Lady – Red eye flight by Bubbles Clawtooth for Clawtooth
Skin: &Bean – hounds of love LIGHT Rav 1 brow by Keiko Morigi for &Bean
Makeup: [ a.e.meth ] – Cat Eyeliner 1 by Aemeth Lysette for [ a.e.meth ]
Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Absinthe (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *
Dress: ***FFL Exclusive*** _b[ELLE] – Spring Fling II – Silver by Elle74 Zaftig for b[ELLE]issima*
Bracelet: TOSL *Tea Party* Charm Bracelet v1.4 Cupboard by Quinlan Quimby for TOSL *
Shoes: TOSL *Persephone* Wedges v2.4 Gingham Gris by Quinlan Quimby for TOSL *
People hear RFL being mentioned all over the grid. Those of us in the know know it means “Relay for Life,” but if you tossed those letters out during some half-drunken party game, what might you get? “Really Fun Librarians?” “Rolling Floor Laughing?” “Rhubarb-Flavored Ladyfingers?” “Radioactive Fruit Larva?” “Raising Furious Leprechauns?” “Radishes for Lunch?” “Really Fat Ladies in Ragged Frumpy Leotards?” “Reghan Fondles Lauraleigh?” (Don’t ask.) “Really Frickin’ Lazy?” (Which is what I was when I asked my pals in “Hey Girlfriends” to help me with this—thank you, Girlfriends.)
I think it means “Really Flirty Livery.” (OK, yes I am making a stretch here but play along with me.) Elle74 Zaftig is donating this entire outfit for the benefit of RFL at the Fashion Fest. With 9 sims and some 100 designers offering hair, jewelry, clothing, shoes—the fest has anything your avatar could desire with donations by each designer for RFL (“Relay for Life,” not “Righteously Fantastic Lovers”).
Elle’s outfit is an especially good find because it comes with EVERYTHING you see on my avatar (minus the hat, which is attached to the fantastic hair from Kookie Lemon). You get the flirty minidress, laced up the back with a bow on the curve of the butt, the bracelets, and the cute boots, also laced up the back.
I show the ensemble with a new skin from Mea Carnell. Mea is putting her full effort into making skins for the avatars of SL, trying her turn at a little different look with shimmering lips and very drawn and not highly made-up eyes (this was probably the heaviest eye makeup in the set I have). I loved the pastels with the white hair. It makes for a cute chic look.
Attend the RFL Fashion Fest, hosted by the All-Star team, from July 2, opening at 4 pm SLT through July 11, closing at 10 pm SLT:
Hair: *Kookie* Kate Hair – vanilla yoghurt by Kookie Lemon for *Kookie*
Skin: Aimesi Skin Leona Cashmere Face4 by Mea Carnell for Aimesi *
Outfit (including boots): _Bell_Lace Party Dress – Purple by Elle74 Zaftig for Bellissima! found at the RFL Fashion Fest *
The Spring has been unseasonably warm around me with the daffodils yawning their sleepy spring heads in the torpor of the unusual warmth. Summer clothes are quickly getting hauled out of the storage.
Elle74 Zaftig is anticipating the warmth with this lovely new dress. With its spaghetti straps (tied with sweet bows on top) and full lacy skirt. She echoes the theme of the top into the skirt and scatters pretty pink daisies across the field of black to lift the dress from goth to springtime.
I pair with it this fresh springtime skin from Tricky Boucher with its softly glossed lip and faint blush. Wind chime earrings from Plurabelle Laszlo jingle in the soft breeze of warm air and Maris Kanto’s beautiful and sexy color changing sandals (set to black and pink with bright pink polish) finish off the ensemble.
“Consider the daffodil. And while you’re doing that, I’ll be over here, looking through your stuff.” ~ Jack Handy
Hair: >TRUTH< Melinda – crow by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *
Skin: -Belleza- Elle Dark SK 6 by Tricky Boucher for Belleza
Dress: _Bell_Summer Fling – Black Daisy by Elle74 Zaftig for Bellissima *
Earrings: 0Bliensen+MaiTai – Earrings Wind Chime -snow- by Plurabelle Laszlo for Bliensen+MaiTai
Shoes: Kalnins Shoes – Empress by Maris Kanto for Kalnins