“Everything you see I owe to spaghetti.” ~ Sophia Loren
My travel budget is kind of slim this year so I am relying on travel within SL to sate my needs. Addy Hax and several others from her community built a lovely little parcel based on their pretty sim in SL. You get a taste of little Italy right at SL11B (which still has the sims open). And what a taste it is!
Which brings me to Italian women. How do they manage to eat all that pasta and still stay so chic and lovely? I think it’s the lifestyle—the cobblestone streets, the pretty views, the refreshing air. (Yes, I realize this is a very imaginary Italy but I think the attitude of enjoying life, of seeing beauty, of feeling the invigoration of living is certainly an Italian way of being.)
I decided to go chic with one of GraceHaddington’s newest designs, which she is soon to release to the public for her summer line. On July 5 and 6, LivGlam is hosting a fashion show at which the entire collection will be released. Grace is terrifically excited, and I can’t blame her. This piece, with translucent top and skirt, has Grace’s signature luscious prints and her inimitable style. I can only imagine a dress this chic in Italy.
I accessorized with Erratic Rain’s new slingbacks for Summerfest. Erratic does her own mesh and she’s painstakingly meticulous about it, so when you get a pair of her shoes, it’s like buying handmade Italian shoes in Milan. Every single pixel is perfect. She offers these in a variety of classic summer colors and prints. Abraxxa Anatine’s dangling semi-precious stone earrings with a texture-change HUD allowed me to find the perfect look to match.
Shyla Diggs’ makeup for her latest skins at the Liaison Collaborative is lovely—deep and sensuous and as usual, we see Tricky Boucher’s great work on this lovely skin. My hair is a twisty ponytail from Shylah Honey from the Manga Fair, a great look for a manga style, I am guessing, with its corkscrew shape, but also chic enough for this look with wispy bangs pulled to the side.
“Sex appeal is fifty percent what you’ve got and fifty percent what people think you’ve got.” ~ Sophia Loren
Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Campbell Rigged-Mesh Big Pack by Shylah Honey for:::Damselfly Hair:: , available at Manga Fair *
Skin: -Belleza- Nina Sk TLC 1 Br by Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher for –Belleza, available at The Liaison Collaborative *
Eyes: [Brixley] Spring Eyes – evergreen by Isabelle Requiem for Brixley *
Dress: [LG] Boutique-[ SUMMER14] Sliced Tomatoes by GraceHaddington for LivGlam (available July 5) *
Earrings: EarthStones Chianna Earring – Fatpack by Abraxxa Anatine for EarthStones *
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Elegant and Elegant1 by Siddean Munro for Slink
Nail appliers: Nailed It – Ombre Set HUD (wear) by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *
Feet: Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance) – Mid by Siddean Munro for Slink
Shoes: erratic / sarah – wedges / cyan by Erratic Rain for erratic, available at Summerfest *
Poses: KaTink – Chanel Runway Fat Pack 1-15 by Annemarit Jarvinen for KaTink *
Taken at A Little Dream of Italy at the SL Community Celebration (still open!)