MBA: Let The Sunshine In!

Vintage Sunday Style

So the latest round of MESH BODY ADDICTS BI-MONTHLY is well and truly underway, and it’s full of wonderful treats and fantastic clothes, shoes, skins, manicures and everything you need to make your avatar look her very best.

For my first official post this round (although I did feature the tattoo in my last post as a sneak peek) I wanted to share this gorgeous ‘Lisa’ dress from LX.  I confess that this was the first thing I opened  purely because of the name (yes, it’s my RL name if you didn’t already know) so it was with some trepidation that I unwrapped the blogger package to reveal the goodness inside.  I wasn’t disappointed, this is a GREAT outfit and as you can see from my snap it lends itself to vintage styling incredibly well.

In fact, although this is a dress it really does evoke a two-piece bathing suit to my mind, can you see that too?  Not that it matters especially but it does make for a cracking virtual beachwear outfit.

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As you can see I added the amazing APHORISM ‘Bella’ Sandals to this dress to create a sassy, summery look with an old-skool vibe.  It’s a cracking round of MESH BODY ADDICTS BI-MONTHLY, and I’ll be featuring further items on the blog this week.

KITTY WEARS: 

SKIN: AMARA BEAUTY ‘DANA’ CATWA applier /MAITREYA body applier in 03 Peach    (Kitty wears this on Catwa ‘Gwen’ mesh head)

EYES: IKON ‘Triumph Eyes’ eyes in ‘Storm’

HAIR: PINK HUSTLER  PH8057

SUNGLASSES: MAXI GOSSAMER Monroe Florida 50’s Classic

BODY:  MAITREYA ‘Lara’

EARS: SWALLOW Pax in ‘Silver’ THE ARCADE JUNE 2016

TATTOO: CAROL G ‘Lovely Roses’ MESH BODY ADDICTS BI-MONTHLY

MANICURE: ALASKA METRO ‘Pride’ PULSE FUNDRAISER

DRESS: LX ‘Lisa’ MESH BODY ADDICTS BI-MONTHLY

SANDALS: APHORISM Bella Wedge heels INDIE TEEPEE

 

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A Very Vintage WeekendAPHORISM have released a couple of items that are just perfect for a vintage summer look. Of course, they work perfectly well when not given the vintage treatment, but as soon as I saw the  dress and the sandals I just knew what I needed to do with them!

What I did was add this fantastic Duffy-esque semi-updo from PINK HUSTLER  along with a pair of gloriously camp MAXI GOSSAMER shades to evoke a style that John Waters would be proud of.  Alas, I didn’t have any pink flamingoes.

The sundress is very pretty and I really like the double layer effect; the gauzy overlay is just short enough so that the hems of the original dress appear below it to provide the illusion of an edge.  The moulded cups to the main body of the dress also feature a contrast edge, and despite the apparent simplicity, there’s a lot of effort gone into making this frock. The main body of the dress is a more complicated looking texture than the gauze too, so when they’re combined it really feels like a substantial piece.

Of course, it works perfectly with the Bella heels.  These are a fantastic summer sandal; a classic style with  extra oomph by way of texture and finish. Zoom in, and you’ll find the chunky wedge heel coupled with  a choice of plain, rough and snakeskin leathers; perfect for pairing with not just dresses, but shorts and jeans too.  You’ll find the sun dress at THE SEASONS STORY, and the Bella Wedge Heels are available at the fantastic INDIE TEEPEE event.

Incidentally, it’s almost time for the MESH BODY ADDICTS BI-MONTHLY, and there are some wonderful items this round which I’ll be happily sharing with you on these pages. To begin I’m wearing a tattoo that I thought worked perfectly with the tones of my dress, it’s from CAROL G and I *really* like it! It’s called ‘Lovely Roses’ and they are precisely that.

KITTY WEARS: 

SKIN: AMARA BEAUTY ‘DANA’ CATWA applier /MAITREYA body applier in 03 Peach    (Kitty wears this on Catwa ‘Gwen’ mesh head)

EYES: IKON ‘Triumph Eyes’ eyes in ‘Storm’

HAIR: PINK HUSTLER  PH8057

SUNGLASSES: MAXI GOSSAMER Monroe Florida 50’s Classic

BODY:  MAITREYA ‘Lara’

EARS: SWALLOW Pax in ‘Silver’ THE ARCADE JUNE 2016

TATTOO: CAROL G ‘Lovely Roses’ MESH BODY ADDICTS BI MONTHLY (LM not released yet..)

MANICURE: ALASKA METRO ‘Pride’ PULSE FUNDRAISER

DRESS: APHORISM Sun Dress THE SEASONS STORY

SANDALS: APHORISM Bella Wedge heels INDIE TEEPEE

 

Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves!

Favourite Shirt

One of the many joys of being in the SL BLOGGER SUPPORT group is that we are occasionally granted early access to events.  Often, at first glance, an event won’t necessarily fit in with my own personal agenda, but I’ll still visit in case I’m surprised and find something absolutely smashing that I just have to have.  Today I visited an event that is a perfect example of just that!

DREAMFUL describes itself as an event themed around “..dreamy, blossom, cute and romantic items for kids and adults avatars..” and if I’m being  honest it’s the kind of thing that I  generally avoid, but in truth, I’m seriously pleased that I dropped by.  I spied some lovely hair and dresses and some uber kawaii items that will appeal to a wide audience, including this cracking shirt and hairstyle that I’m wearing in the picture above.

This hair is by FOXY; a new-to-me brand that retails an eclectic range of sunglasses and chokers, yoga accessories and journals  in their store. They’re certainly worth your time and Lindens, and it seems like they’re expanding their range into hair now too with three styles at current events; the must-have double plait/ponytail combo that seems to be on every blog called ‘Skinny Love’ which is available from THE CRYSTAL HEART FESTIVAL, a loose bob called ‘Melt’ available at TRES CHIC and this Swing Out Sister inspired style called ‘Heartbeats’ from DREAMFUL.  It’s a short, sharp and sassy style, seriously reminiscent of Corinne Drewery and Louise Brooks and tied close to the skull with a thick headband. I look forward to more equally inspired hairstyles from the brand.   I’ve teamed my style with a fabulous cold shoulder style ‘Peekaboo’ denim shirt from LAZYBONES (also available at DREAMFUL) and the result is a quirky, 80’s inspired look.

The accessories that I’m sporting in this snap are both from the PULSE FUNDRAISER, which is raising funds for the victims of the ORLANDO SHOOTING.  You’ll find an absolute plethora of items donated by some of the biggest and brightest designer names in SECOND LIFE and it’s a wonderfully inspiring way to show your support and raise funds for those affected by the tragedy.  I just had to get this fantastic Mani/Pedi from ALASKA METRO called ‘Pride’ which features an absolutely essential selection of glitter and rainbow designs which I’ll get tonnes of wear from.  I’m also sporting a rather wonderful wristband from IZZIES too; it’s also called ‘Pride’and is an open leather cuff design that features interchangeable messages to show your love and respect for all members of the LGBT community.

Last but not least my AMARA BEAUTY skin, ‘Dana’, looks great with this outfit.

KITTY WEARS:

SKIN: AMARA BEAUTY ‘DANA’ CATWA applier /MAITREYA body applier in 03 Peach    (Kitty wears this on Catwa ‘Gwen’ mesh head)

EYES: IKON ‘Triumph Eyes’ eyes in ‘Storm’

BODY:  MAITREYA ‘Lara’

HAIR: FOXY ‘Heartbeats’ DREAMFUL

SHIRT: LAZYBONES ‘Peekaboo’ Blue DREAMFUL

MANICURE: ALASKA METRO ‘Pride’ PULSE FUNDRAISER

BRACELET: IZZIE’S ‘Pride’ Bracelet PULSE FUNDRAISER

Pose is by KIRIN, Fashi Pose 3.  I changed the hands slightly using ANIMARE