Smooth Like Butter

There is nothing better than a sweater you can slip on that makes you warm and looks fashionable.

Smooth Like Butter

This great buttery sweater from Janie Marlowe comes from her new collection at Jane. Janie’s been doing SL clothing since almost the beginning of time, but what is great about her is that she realizes that constant improvement, even by rebranding, is what is necessary in this world. This sweater is a pretty and inexpensive top for nearly any outfit—great for mixing and matching. Her sculpties are well made; her textures are dead on.

I tucked a top from Aree Lillibub underneath. I love Aree’s store and hope she keeps doing her pretty little separates into fall. My pants I found during Hump Day by Genie Lassard. I bought ALL the pants. I am not terribly fond of the open button on top (I ate too much or have PMS or gained weight or what?) but the slim silhouette and great textures make these pants very usable if you have a long top.

Smooth Like Butter

My hair is my namesake from Queue Marlowe. I know Queue is working hard on several new pieces (though she has shown me nothing—I just get the residual angst in IMs from her). I love this hair. It’s so me (in RL as well as SL). And of course, I wear a beautiful Tuli Asturias, one that is a bit older but still stands the test of time.

Smooth Like Butter

Rich, creamy, delicious:

Hair: AD- harper cocoa by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog *

Skin: []::Tuli::[] Eva (tone 4/br) 02a by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *

Sweater: JANE – absolutely sweater.honey by Janie Marlowe for JANE

Top: ::P:: Petunia’s “Cry” Sweater, Twig by Aree Lillibub for Petunia

Pants: GLD Unbuttoned Jeans (Brown) by Genie Lassard for GL Designs

Shoes: A.D.D. Andel! Dot Flats by Andel Rhiadra for A.D.D.

Soul Sister

Ever meet someone in SL and feel they were you psychic twin or soul sister or something? I have had that happen a few times (Raven, Callie, KK, Chatty, Lanna, Eshi, Delora) but recently it has happened again—that magic of friendship. (And isn’t that what SL is about, deep down? Making friends.) I met my latest “soul sister” through a series of unfortunate events which led us to talking and then laughing and then just liking each other.

Soul Sister

I am taking it casual because with your sisters, you can be casual—you can take it easy and be yourself. You can show up in a casual tank top (this from Dick Wiesel), put on your cords (made by Janie Marlowe) and slip on some cute deck shoes (such cute ones from Renee Harvy) and run over and hang out, sip some wine, and chat and commiserate and laugh.

Soul Sister

My jewelry is from Maeve Mortlock, who just knows what girls like me like. I love how she has handcrafted the pieces, making them LOOK handmade with eclectic findings and beads and a collage of textures. She is offering this set at the 2010 Jewelry Fair, and I highly encourage you to visit her there or at her store because each piece is a very reasonable 59L. She has branched out beyond earrings, blessedly, and this set even includes a cute purse with sunglasses.

Soul Sister

Finally, my hair.. my luxurious curly locks that look remarkably like my real life hair. This beautiful head of hair comes courtesy of my aforementioned soul sister, Queue Marlowe. (Am I allowed to speak so enthusiastically about a friend so soon? Is it creepy?) Queue started working on this hair, sent it to me saying she was naming it “Harper” (which made me nearly dance around the room). I sent a RL photo of my RL hair late one night, taken right then and there, and she had to agree it looked very similar. It was kismet. Queue “got” something about me right off and channeled it into this hair. It shows her amazing curly textures, her skill with shaping hair in SL, and her terrific aesthetic. Thank you, Queue.

Soul Sister

This is for all of you:
In thee my soul shall own combined the sister and the friend. ~ Catherine Killigrew

Hair: AD – harper cinnamon by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog *

Skin: []::Tuli::[] The Dressing Room LE :: Gina 03 by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *

Top: :. WoE .: Madison Lace Cami (Mustard) by Dick Wiesel of :. WoE .: (not a soul sister but good enough ;))*

Pants: JANE – cozy corduroy.khaki by Janie Marlowe for Jane

Jewelry set: Ear Candy Vacation Set by Maeve Mortlock for Ear Candyavailable at the 2010 Jewelry Fair *

Shoes: ::Duh!:: Women’s Deck Shoes Fall Plaid by Renee Harvy of Duh!

Saffron Skirts

The light is golden in the trees right now; summer is giving us her one last tease before it rains, the leaves all fall off the trees and winter comes to us. I am relishing every moment.

Saffron Skirts

This beautiful skirt from Zaara Kohime reminded me of that gold through the leaves of the trees. With her lush colorways, terrific patterns and rendering of the skirt with all its wrinkles and its uneven hem, Zaara once again wows. I especially like the high waist on this skirt with the ties around the waist and the ruffled prim at the top.

Janie Marlowe has opened a new store called Jane (terrific branding). She offers basic separates that reflect the sort of “emo” aesthetic that is popular among a certain subset in SL—pastel, grungified shades on frumpy sweaters and knit tops—kinda like what people are really wearing when they are at the computer. Janie can’t keep from making it pretty though and this top has great shadowing with a pretty lace on the top.

Saffron Skirts

Finally I show two designers’ pieces from the Jewelry Fair. First, Mouse Mimistrobell has grown by leaps and bounds with her jewelry work. This is what happens when someone keeps working on it—soon the prims do what she wants rather than her doing what the prims want. Her jewelry is beautifully antiqued and nostalgic. This choker (and thank you for the choker because sometimes that is just what I want) has beautiful metal textures and an exquisitely prickly dried-flower shape with a stone center. I love the organic shape worked with a metal—so ingenious.

My ruffle bracelet is from Evijan Cazalet, who has a relatively new store. She offers stones (great textures) on chains, artistic bracelets and this ruffled number which comes with a color changer for the ruffles, so you get 9-for-one without all the inventory. (And her prices are VERY reasonable.)

Saffron Skirts

“I remember a hundred lovely lakes, and recall the fragrant breath of pine and fir and cedar and poplar trees. The trail has strung upon it, as upon a thread of silk, opalescent dawns and saffron sunsets.” ~ Hamlin Garland

Hair: *eha~ Rin Orange M by Salut Erin for *eha

Skin: Glance-Bruna-Brown by Joakim Asbrink for Glance *

Top: jane.femme.lace chocolate by Janie Marlowe for Jane

Skirt: Zaara : Trishna print skirt *sunset* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara

Necklace and Earrings: Dark Mouse Milkweed Necklace – Copper and Dark Mouse Milkweed Earring – Copper by Mouse Mimistrobell for Dark Mouse, available at the 2010 Jewelry Fair *

Bracelet: EVICA – Ruffled Bracelet – Black Leather by Evijan Cazalet for EVICA, available at the 2010 Jewelry Fair *

Shoes: J’s Real Toe Tassele Wedge Sandals ORANGE BROWN by JB Gazov for J’s