Spring Stripes

One of the most wonderful fashion fantasies in SL is to have a great big hat. Not just any old hat but one that you could wear to the Kentucky Derby or to some equally fabulous spring fete. While the Derby won’t be held until April, it pays to prepare.

Spring Stripes

Sascha Frangilli will fulfill your fantasy with her beautiful new hats, offered as a match to her beautiful sleek new gown. Varying from her customary textured full gowns, Sascha shows this lean gown with white highlights and an asymmetrical neckline punctuated by a flower with abstract feathers. It’s elegant and minimal.

Spring Stripes

But the stunner of the outfit is really the hat with its fluted wide brim and translucent striped texture. Tilted at an angle, it frames this beautiful face (courtesy of Tricky Boucher) and keeps the sunlight out of a lady’s eyes as she watches the racetrack. I chose a feminine but sleek hair from Rachel Boram and earrings from Random Calliope. With a sleek minimal simplicity to most of the look, the busyness of the flower and the boldness of the hat stand out and seem in proportion.

Spring Stripes

Win, place, show:

Hair: [V] Vignette May Brick by Rachel Boram for Vignette

Skin: -Belleza- Alyson SK 5 by Tricky Boucher for Belleza *

Dress: SAS – Pizarro by Sascha Frangilli for Sascha Designs *

Earrings: Earring – Pearl Stud (L) – White by Random Calliope for Worthwhile

Bracelet: Calla Ivory Pearl Bracelet by Tigerlily Koi for Calla

Shoes: Maitreya Verve Pumps – Black by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

See my writing stint on Trace Osterham’s Twothreesixfive blog

Sleek

I was bumbling around the grid shopping (as I am wont to do), looking for new things, checking out my list of places to check out, when I stumbled across a shop that was chock full of goodies at a great price. (You have to love a great price.) So I bought up the store.

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One of my goodies was this terrific catsuit. Clearly Aurora Vuissent has been working on her system pieces because the zipper runs straight through the top to the bottom with nary a seam or a wrinkle. The back is cut open (with clean edges.. I love clean edges) to a surprise peek-a-boo, making the whole silhouette ultra chic and stylish. Aurora has included a sculpty collar with a clever zipper tab and cuffs for the arms and legs. I can’t bear to tell the price because it looks a lot more expensive. (Let’s put it this way—nothing in her shop is over 300L and most are 25-50L. Every day is Friday there!)

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I styled it with this very mysterious bob from Lamb Bellic. When you want something more fashionable, a little different and well made, !lamb is the place to go. She has been getting a lot of traction from the 50L Fridays, and it’s well deserved. Her place is one of the few that are a must-hit.

Finally this beautiful skin from Minnu Palen. I chose this particular one because the eye shadow was so evocative. I had seen it done this way in photos of real life catwalks and love it on this pale skin with the very muted pink lip.

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Chic and cheap:

Hair: !lamb. Bang Bang – Ink by Lamb Bellic for !lamb

Skin: [LeLutka]-E/Estellelight-makeup9(D Brows) by Minnu Palen for LeLutka

Outfit: VUI. Catsuit by Aurora Vuissent for VUI

Belt: *::UM::* Chain_Belt on pelvis by Umeko Shan for *::Ume Mode::*

Shoes: Maitreya Gold – Shanti Silver by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya