Well, clearly I AM! Just check out these rather dandy shorts with strap detailing from I ❤ F & CO. for MESH BODY ADDICTS BI-MONTHLY. I really like the shape of these, they’re short with cut outs on each hip and strap embellishment that you can remove if you so wish. Why would you though? They look super fashionable and team up perfectly with my FOXES Vintage Tied Tee from a previous LUXEBOX round. I’m still wearing the same hair, skin and make-up as seen in my last post, but I’ve changed the colours. This is most noticeable on the hair, where I’ve selected a dazzling shade more fitting to my attire. I told you the new TRUTH hair textures were a bit good, didn’t I? Last but not least, another MBA contribution in this pic are the ‘Lust’ nail polish appliers from ZOZ and the pose is another one that I spotted earlier from REVE OBSCURA, this one is called ‘Love and Peace’.
One of my absolute favourite things to do in real life is sleep. It sounds ridiculous, but seriously the whole concept of naps was probably written with me in mind. I can’t think of anything better than getting a blankie, a mug of cocoa and even better, a hot water bottle and snuggling down on the sofa to gaze at the inside of my eyelids. Bonus points if a dog or cat joins me too ( they usually do!)It’s natural then that I would re-create this in Second Life, and luckily for me, THE ANNEX has provided the perfect prop at MESH BODY ADDICTS BI-MONTHLY. It’s a simple, draped mesh blanket with a chunky knit texture and a satin seam that makes for some gorgeous photographs..and snoozes! There are 5 options (pink, white, yellow grey and blue) priced at 199L each. Note: There aren’t any poses in this blanket, so adapt it to suit your own (it’s not difficult to do). Right, you must excuse me, I have some sheep to count, once I’ve moved the cats off the bed!
(Kitty wears this on Catwa ‘Dyana’ mesh head and Maitreya ‘Lara’ body – lipstick from Catwa ‘Dyana’ HUD)
EYES: CATWA Mesh Eyes (Un-rigged)
EARS: MANDALA ‘Steking’ – Season 5
EARRINGS: REIGN ‘Pentagram’ Earrings
HAIRBASE: L’ETRE‘Candy’ (Black)
HAIR: TRUTH – ‘Sugar’ (Gingers) – TRUTH VIP GROUP
TATTOO: SPEAKEASY ‘Catnip’
CHOKER: XYZ Tattoo Choker
HOT WATER BOTTLE: SWAY’S ( from a previous round of The Arcade)
POSE: Kitty’s Own
Little black dresses are a fashion staple for a reason and that’s because they lend themselves to any occasion. From cocktail parties, to funerals (well, it’s true isn’t it?) they can be styled for any event and worn with confidence every time.
There are literally squillions of little black dresses in Second Life, but the ones that stand out are the ones that have clever little details and eye-catching elements built into them. For me, this LBD called ‘Chained Angel ‘ from the absolute powerhouse that is VALENTINA E definitely counts as one of them. Actually, you don’t have to buy this in black, it’s available in other colours too, but for me it’s absolutely perfect worn this way. The black offers a perfect contrast to the gold chain that adorns each cut-out side of this dress too. Despite the depth of tone attention has still been paid to the texture used on the dress; the fabric suggests a heavy-weight little number, again suggesting quality, but what would you expect from VALENTINA E?
I also like the fact that there’s a ton of creasing on the skirt, this lends a really authentic air to the dress because when you’re sat down in a dress like this it does crease.
To make this look super classy you can dress this up with pearls and an elegant wristwatch or add statement earrings and an updo for a really stand-out look. (I’d suggest one of the fantastic updo’s available from VANITY HAIR, especially if you want to make a modern twist on Audrey Hepburn’s timeless look! Note, I’m NOT wearing that in the pic..)
This dress needs the right shoes to be truly effective. Plain heels just won’t cut it; you need something to balance out the colour and chain decoration too. So luckily you’ll find a cracking pair of heels that match perfectly at the Mesh Body Addicts event too; these ILLI ‘Sara’ heels also feature decorative stud elements that you can change the colour of via HUD. The T-bar strap adds an elegant feel, and the zip to the rear offers a really authentic touch. They’re very impressive, and add the perfect finish to an absolutely stunning ensemble.
Yes, you need this dress and shoes in your life: here’s your taxi!
BODY: Maitreya ‘Lara’ V3.4
EYES: IKON Triumph Eyes – ‘Dusk’
EARS: Mandala ‘Steking’ V. 3