Black is Always the New Black

Are you tired of that whole thing.. “Brown is the new black, gray is the new black, red is the new black.” Guess what? Black is the new black.

Black is the New Black

Or so Takuya Jinn and Marie Lauridsen would have us think. I combo’ed these two sensational pieces into one outfit to show how well black comes off. (It is also a lot more forgiving for designers and for wearers—hides a lot of sins and we don’t have dandruff in SL, so that’s never a problem.)

Takuya’s top, which comes complete with the silver chain you see, is a useful number as it comes as a regular long-sleeved turtleneck, a cropped long sleeve piece, and the sleeveless one you see here. I would tell Takuya that normally ladies wear their necklace tucked under the turtleneck but other than that, it’s great work.

Black is the New Black

Marie’s harem pants are super funky with a great silhouette. Wear them with a dressed up turtleneck or wear them down with a hoodie. They are versatile and have a different sort of look than jeans or pants. (And they show off my fabulous gams, provided here by Tricky Boucher).

Black is the New Black

The glasses and ring are exquisite pieces from Aslan Kish. They are really for the avatar herself—one spends quite a lot of time gazing at the infinitely tiny prims making up the ring and glasses—prims that are not that noticeable from far away. The shape of the glasses is fantastic.

Finally boots from Onyx LeShelle, a sort of second generation after her first sets that introduced great sculpty work with luscious suede-y textures to the grid. These repeat the formula with a  fashion-forward silhouette. They have been out a while, but they are still great. (We at A Passion for Virtual Fashion are not about the newest things. We are about the best things.)

Black is the New Black

The New Black:

Hair: JE*REPUBLIC-Ah-ruem-II-Wine by Jungeun Vella for JE*Republic

Skin: -Belleza- Alyson SK 11 by Tricky Boucher for Belleza *

Top: ::GB::Highneck sweater(B) by Takuya Jinn for Gabriel

Pants: (Milk Motion) My harem pants black by Marie Lauridsen for Milk Motion

Glasses: AIR_ROSERIUM_silver by Aslan Kish for AIR

Ring: AIR_ROSERIUM_RING_silver by Aslan Kish for AIR

Boots: Maitreya SoHo Boots ‘Black Suede’ by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

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Choices, Choices

I had a problem. I couldn’t choose….

Choices, choices

There was BIff, my big muscled bf (get it? Biff? bf?) that I met at a hard rock sim one night. You know the kind of place—a place on the mainland–crammed between a neko bar and someone’s 512 with their first house still on it, littered inside with boxes from shopping and inexplicably, mushrooms. There he was, dancing alone, doing the lime jelly, showin’ his bling and his smokin’ tiger pants he got at a store that advertised IN ALL CAPS. He IM’d me “How r u?” and my heart melted. And heck, he even had prim shoes!

Choices, choices

Then there was TightyWhities7463. (Those numbers stand for something—I have yet to find out. I can’t wait til I do!) I met him at an elegant dance place–Frank’s or Bogart’s or something like that. He’s such a gentleman—the first thing he did was pass me a rose. You know.. *The* Red Rose. He was wearing a bowtie and had that dreamy blond hair. He was suave and even though he wore those newbie men’s sandals, I liked him!

Choices, choices

What’s a girl to do? One was rough and tumble and one was uptown and class.

I was in a quandary until I bumped into them both while I was out shopping one day. They were.. with each other. I wasn’t sure what to think. (Well, I DID think about it—it WAS BIff after all and TightyWhities might be saying something else.) But I realized, heck, this is SL. We can ALL get along!

Choices, choices

What’s the true secret of success in SL? Make love, not war ;)

Choices, choices

Featuring the new luminous skin from Tuli Asturias—Bella, a brilliant fall outfit from Jada Humby, exquisite earrings from Alienbear Gupta, and hair and shoes from two of my favorites—Truth Hawks and Onyx LeShelle.

Choices, choices

Don’t hate me because I am beautiful….

Hair: >TRUTH< Cameron – auburn by Truth Hawks for TRUTH

Skin: []::Tuli::[] Bella (fair/br) VIP exclusive by Tuli Asturias for Tuli (Group Gift)

Outfit: Jada Humby Couture *Anna* by Jada Humby for Jada Humby Couture

Earrings: Alienbear Design (Zivanit earrings RFL2009 special) by Alienbear Gupte of Alienbear

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

The dudes: Critter Crate(Arm Candy (men))—Arm Candy Man 1 and Arm Candy Man 2 by Duggy Bing for Cartoonimals

Plum Happy

I took a little time out of SL to enjoy my RL this weekend. Had pancakes, napped, enjoyed the Fall colors. And I even got a little shopping in on SL!

Plum Happy

I fell into a shopping area that had a little bit of this and that, and I rediscovered Milla Michinaga’s work. Milla was a pretty heavy-duty fashion blogger with a real eye for styling who decided to go into designing herself. Turns out she puts that exacting eye on her own work. I bought one of her elegant shift dresses a while ago and she replaced it to each and every customer after she had found a flaw (which I have yet to find—I thought the dress was excellent).

Plum Happy

Her thoroughness still shows in her work. This cute turtleneck plum dress (which handily doubles as a regular turtleneck with the change out of a system piece), is beautifully textured and colored, hand drawn with skill that is hard to beat. And Milla brings her great fashion sense to her label—most of her pieces are versatile separates that will mix and match with creations from across the grid.

Plum Happy

So I mixed and matched with this great hair from LGM Jun. There is something so delicious about boy-style hair on an elegant girl, especially when she wants to show off her legs. (Don’t weigh down the sex appeal with a lot on top—make it a long sleek line.) Dangly earrings from Zaara Kohime peek from beneath the short hair.

The legs (and the rest of the gorgeous skin) are courtesy of Monicuzza Babenco. And the boots from Tya Fallingwater make the final statement. Short, scrunchy, they will make their way around the city all day but still look great into the evening.

Plum Happy

Just plummy:

Hair: ((JUNWAVE))NaturalShort*BLACK* by LGM Jun for JUNWAVE

Skin: *YS&YS* Adriana Lust 01 Natural EB Dark by Monicuzza Babenco for YS&YS*

Dress: * MichaMi: Malina in Plum by Milla Michinaga for MichiMi

Earrings: Zaara : Urvi chandelier earrings *silver* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara

Boots: [PM] Rea Plain – Black by Tya Fallingbridge for Pixel Mode