SL Fashion for the Rest of Us

Friday, May 15, 2009

Burlesque and Leather

True Story: Girl goes hair shopping. Girl finds multiple hair styles that look amazing. Girl buys hair. Girl then decides she absolutely must dig through her inventory and put together outfits around said new hair.
This is the result.

One of my new buddies in SL has an amazing club called Corsets & Cigars. It's a burlesque themed club, and although it has a very diverse clientele, it feels like stepping into a more romantic era. I absolutely adore burlesque style clothes. My odd passion for such led me to Nymphetamine, a store which has got to be one of the most beautiful gothic clothing stores I have ever seen in-world. The texturing on the fabric is beyond amazing, the dark colors romantic, and the styles tend to be Victorian styled gothic, a style that appeals to me much more than one's standard all black gothic clothing.
This particular outfit is the Pandora's Penchant outift in Purple. Everything about it, from the little buttons on the bodice to the ruffls on the hat and bustle are superbly crafted. The set itself comes with a much longer skirt, that makes the whole ensemble more Victorian classic, but if you buy the "Pt 2" as well, you get the short little skirt that makes it perfect for slinking around a Burlesque club.

This new, oh-so-gorgeous hair is from Armidi. This particular one is the St Moritz in True Black. I love the feminine waves, but it comes off as classically cute, not overly pretenious. I have a secret loathing for curly hair, so this is probably the closest I will ever come to actual curls.

I've noticed that lately I've been wearing a lot of blond hair. What of it, you ask? After all, I am a natural blond in RL. However, it is rather odd for me, because I have always preferred black and red hair. When I saw the Milano hairstyle at Armidi, however, I knew I had to have it in blond. And not just in any blond, but platinum blond.
I absolutely love the texturing on the hair, the way it flows and moves just enough with me. I have a hell of a time finding hair that looks right on my face, so to find two different styles at the same place was sort of like finding two four-leaf clovers in a patch.
Anyway, I certainly hope you guys did the Keys to the VIP hunt. It was definitely the most worthwhile hunt I have done to date in SL. I normally throw away about 98% of the items I receive in most hunts, but I think I kept about half from this one.
A few of my favorite items from the hunt:
This SUPER cute diary from Catnip. It hangs out in a case on your thigh, but when you click it, it transfers to your hand and has a very nice writing animation. In this case, I took a break from taking pictures out in front of my house (hi, house!) to scribble a bit in my diary. It's theraputic, I'm telling ya.
Also, the piercings were also hunt items from Acid & Mala. Called the Shut Up! piercings, they are insane in a totally fun way.
Finally, these bracers from Unzipped (although I am quite sure they are for men), are uber fun. The texturing is extremely well done on them, and the pieces fit together really well.
As for the outfit itself, anyone who knows me knows that I practically own everything that has come out of League. This is definitely one of my favorite outfits from the store. Called the Bella Desastre outfit, its a brown leather minidress, with multiple options for the skirt. I am wearing the tattered skirt, since it appeals most to my need to not have smooth edges on skirts :)
Finally, these boots are also from Catnip. Since I am a neko most of the time, I find it fun to wander around in these Feral Stomps in white. They are so cat-like but still so funky and awesome, and they go with everything. Absolutely LOVE these shoes.

Other Sh*t:
Skin: [42] Skin Key Hunt in neutral
Ears and Tail: Catnip Outlaw set
Tattoo: Garden of Ku Hator Garden
Shoulder armor: Dirty Lynx Cyber Angel
Eyes: Piddiddle Motion Sickness Eyes in Alive


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