Bring It On!

The warm weather I mean. Maybe a pretty little summer dress will hasten the sunshine and warmth.

Bring It On

This darling ensemble from cyam Crystal might bring the sun out. The two pieces are sold separately so you can mix and match. I really love the tied shirt with its cheerful floral print and cute casual tie. The dress has a lovely eyelet skirt and a typical sweetheart neckline bodice.

Bring It On

I accessorized with some turquoise treasures in my inventory—bangles from Eolande Elvehjem and earrings from Jon Ree—both made and textured beautifully. (If I could have a more extensive jewelry collection in RL, they would both contain pieces like this.) A loose and lovely hair from Parvarti Monday tops me off, blonde and carefree.

Bring It On

My sexy shoes are from Maris Kanto. I have seen shoes very much like these walking around the pages of In Style and I love them. The stitching and studs make them somewhat ethnic/hippy without losing their high heel appeal. And Maris, as always, includes his fantastic skin-matching and color-choosing HUD. One of the best on the market.

Bring It On

Sunshine, on my shoulder, makes me happy:

Hair: fri. – Amelia.2 – Anxious Blond by Parvarti Monday for *

Skin: -Belleza- Alyson PALE 14 by Tricky Boucher for Belleza *

Top: *pop feel*Shirt blouse-Blue floret by cyam Crystal for *pop feel*

Dress: *pop feel*Cotton baretop one-piece-White by cyam Crystal for *pop feel*

Earrings: Earrings — Tradition Turquoise by Jon Ree for Mustang Trading Post

Bangles: Eolande’s Bohemian Chic Bangles L – turquoise by Eolande Elvehjem for Eolande’s *

Shoes: Kalnins Shoes – Dragoness by Maris Kanto for Kalnins

Gothic Geisha

Two looks in SL that are much liked because they have elements of fantasy and otherworldliness are goth and Japanese kimonos.

Gothic Geisha

Morrigan Denimore mixes them up with this spectacular kimono. When he first passed “The Old Soul” to me, I asked him if he was trying to tell me something (because right before this one he had passed me “The Frigid Belle”). I love Morrigan’s work because he is always trying something new and something different. His work is very gothic in the most Japanese gothic lolita sense—he has the aristocrat dandy down to a tee. So this is a homage to the culture from which the lolita comes.

Gothic Geisha

When I was putting together this look, I struggled to find the right footwear and sent an SOS out to the fashion bloggers group. Stacia Villota piped up and reminded me that footwear are sometimes called geta and then she IM’d me with recommendations. Her blog is a treasure trove of such information. You can check out her list of SL kimono stores (and sigh at her beautiful photos).

Finally, I want to give kudos to elsa Liebknicht for this hauntingly lovely goth skin. She has the skin tone just right—not too white and with a very subtle glow. I am not sure how she pulls this off, but she does make it look almost luminescent. The eyes are dark but not bruised. The lips are the same. It is a vey great skin for gothic dress up.

Gothic Geisha

What are the dark thoughts of the geisha?

Hair: Annie May Hair II – Shadow by Starley Thereian for Celestial Studios

Skin: !RT…Annalisa…Asphyxia by elsa Liebknecht for Rotten Toe

Kimono: ~*{TBC}*~ The Old Soul by Morrigan Denimore for The Black Canary *

Geta: *pop feel Rin*Geta set by miku Shan for *pop feel*

P.S. Today is my rez day. Three years! Woot!