Orange Glow

It’s gray outside. The world needs a little color.

Orange Glow

I put on this cute little batik fabric number from Carrie Snowpaw. It was one of the 60L weekend deals, and a good bargain with its great color and flirty skirt. Her little shop includes a number of cute dresses and outfits. Carrie is clearly a designer learning her craft.

Orange Glow

Allow me to brag on myself for just two minutes. I made this necklace well over a year ago and now sell versions of it at RFyre under the brand Fyreworks. Each piece is hand laid (no machine existed at the time), made to fit my avatar, but it will fit yours too. No sculpties, just tortured prims (that tortured me).

Orange Glow

A splash of color in a cold gray world:

Hair: Armidi Hair – St Moritz – Hazelberry by Lola Marquez for Armidi

Skin: []::Tuli::[] Bella (sunkissed/br) F.Y.L.O. copper by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *

Dress: Flirty Batik Dress by Carrie Snowpaw for Snowpaw Fashions

Jewelry: *Fyreworks* Diana necklace amber by Harper Beresford for * Fyreworks * *

Shoes: Maitreya Gold – Salience Brown by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Last Days at the Beach

Well, this is it. Summer’s almost over. One more chance to get to the beach over Labor Day before the season ends.

Today it’s a beautiful day and an ideal opportunity for me to wear a skin I have always liked and admired from Miasnow. Its combination of photosourcing and hand drawing reveals a beautiful African-American woman. I find it hard to find darker skins that represent well in-world—I am not sure what everyone’s experience is. But this one is fantastic.

Last Day at the Beach

I am showing a swimsuit from Shiryu Musashi. Shiryu, a long time designer in SL, took a break from commerce for a while, pursuing other projects (including doing the fashion curating for the Rinascimento Virtuale show in Florence, Italy, last year). He is back and determined to get your Linden. This swimsuit is one of his newest offerings. With his careful use of prims and hand-drawn textures, it’s a refreshing change from the latest photosourced, painted-on swimsuits out there.

Last Day at the Beach

I discovered UZURI on a hunt for skins. Bella Bombast offers some terrific jewelry at her store—chunky and crafty. Her pieces are fashion statements by themselves and compliment many outfits.

Last Day at the Beach

Check out these fashionable wedges from Armidi Gisaci. The darlings of the fashion grid for a time, the group has established their business with a stellar website for shopping. (Every content creator on the grid is jealous—admit it). The textures are fabulous on these shoes, but they need to talk to their shoe makers—system toes are so 2008. Sculpty toes are where it’s at!

Last Day at the Beach

Surf’s up!

Hair: = Hal*Hina = [brown] Hair-elizabeth- by Hinano Runo for Hal*Hina

Skin: MIASNOW Skin – FOXY GIRL 6 by MiaSnow Myriam for MIASNOW

Swimsuit: Summer Sky Yellow Lush (gold trim) by Shiryu Musashi for Musashi-Do

Earrings: -=UZURI=- Dalya Ear Rings by Bella Bombast for –=UZURI=-

Bracelet: -=UZURI=- Zamani Bangle by Bella Bombast for –=UZURI=-

Shoes: [Armidi Gisaci] Rio Beleza Wedge – Gold by Lola Marquez for Armidi

Sequined Sophistication

Sometimes when a lady goes out on the town, she needs to dress up a little and show off her success. For some ladies, that means a lot of bling, a lot of accessories. For me, it means a deadly sexy sheath–hand-sequined–and exotic stilettos.

Sophisticated Sequins

Squinternet Larnia seemed to know just what I needed. With her gorgeously embroidered system pieces, she made a dress that screams success and calls to me. Note how well the system pieces wrap around the avatar and the invisible transition from the top to the skirt. This is not “off the rack.” This was couture, elegant, elaborate, but not vulgar.

Sophisticated Sequins

I can’t emphasize enough how important a good system piece is to any outfit. All the prims in the world will not hide lack of skill or style. Squinternet shows both skill and style with this ensemble.

I included a pair of pumps I had purchased a time ago from SKG Shoes. I have already gone on about Saki Galiazzo’s work.The wicked but elegant shape of these shoes and the exotic but not overdone animal print complimented the ensemble.

Sophisticated Sequins

When successful ladies go out:

Hair: Armidi Hair – The Ricci – Hazelberry by Lola Marquez for Armidi

Skin: Pulse Skin – Essence/Sound by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins

Dress: * Donna Flora * CELINE by Squinternet Larnia for * Donna Flora *

Bracelet: Chocolate bracelet by Eshi Otawara for Eshi Otawara

Shoes: 6″ Marie RSNH Pumps – Wildcat 20 by Saki Galiazzo by SKGShoes