July 29, 2009
Manatee McMillan of [twee] has just opened Narwhal today and I’m so excited about it! [twee] is one of those shops that makes über-cute, well-priced clothing and you can expect the same from her offerings at Narwhal. I’m wearing her lacy tank, but if you want more previews, check out what Uma and Lili did with the collection. I’ll certainly be mixing and matching these cutie pieces a million and one ways! Go visit her store now, and keep an eye out for new things to come every few weeks!
Also, I want to add in how much I love this dress by SD Boutique. They have some awesome pieces there and I can’t wait to show you more! <33Love, Abra
July 29, 2009
I love it all, and info is below <333Abra
ps. Thanks to all my beloveds who made my rez day so special. Cheers to another great year.<333
July 27, 2009
New Shade Throne shades, “Kurt” out today, I believe. Also, I love these Kookie shoes, this Pig dress and still hooked on the De*La clutch. Nahms…<33Love, Abra
July 26, 2009
Hi all, I have an inspired look for you today, built on some new releases and a few favorites. I’ve been wanting to build a look with Milk Motion‘s pants since their release, and it took a bit of time for me to find how I wanted to wear them. I made a pact with myself, that I won’t force myself to post something because it’s new or popular, etc. Only if I’m ‘feeling it,’ if that makes sense. I do this for two reasons: 1) I’ll showcase it as best I can then and 2) This is a lookbook. I share this with you because, as a blogger, to bloggers and fashion affectionados alike, above all, I delight in seeing something worn well and creatively. I realize there are a lot of different types of blogs out there, some mainly do reviews and so the point of them is to showcase ‘fresh stuff,’ so them excluded. (And I thank them for all the hard work and notifying they do for us.) For the rest of us, who cultivate lookbooks, my message to you is take your time and do it how you like it. If your point is to showcase your personal style, nothing will ever be too soon or too late, so just have fun with it and remember to play! Of course, we all have excitement in new finds, that’s different. Just no pressure, this is all in good fun. ^..^
Moving on, by far my favorite new hair by 69 is Beni. I love the striped beret and the sassy, straight-haired bob. It’s one of those hairs that adds just the right dash of personality to a look, and it’s equally fitting when worn with a one-off minidress or pin-straight black jeans. I’m so happy to see 69 back, btw, it’s been ‘too long’ of a wait for me, as I really love Kumii’s work and she does a durn good hat hair!
Giana of GiGi Couture wore these awesome Italiano shoes in her new (fab) jeans ad and I had to find out where to get them! Good timing on our parts, as they were just released today. I love their leather covered platforms and studding and all the options that come with them. (The shoe changes to black/red/white/brown.) Definitely a statement shoe (but not obnoxiously so), and one that is just classically edgy enough to be ‘forever current.’ Also ‘yay’ for awesome new shoe brands! If this is the first release for this brand, I’ll surely want to see more from Italiano.
DeLa released this Chanel clutch recently, and I love it! A classic, hard-shell shape with a feminine bow. One of those things you can dress up or down and wear with both pants and dresses. It makes a great party clutch, but even more so, adds some femininity to my tomboy pants and hard-nosed shoes.
The Albero summer fest is going on and there are some great new items out from some of my favorite stores like Fishy Strawberry and RunoRuno. You can’t really see it, but under my shirt is Barbee‘s Albero exclusive bikini. The red color is refreshing, since most of barbee’s line is black and white. Also on offer are these great new loose, drapey cardigans and I love them! I’ll be featuring them in a look soon, for sure.
One last note, the Harajuku Box skin fair is going on until the 28th, so be sure to stop in and grab all the limited edition offerings from Curio, Blowpop, League, 5th & Oxford, My UglyDorothy (pictured) and more. There are some mega cute skins available and you have to check them out. I like fairs like this, because it really brings designers out of their box and you see a lot of makeups you wouldn’t normally expect. Wewt. <33Love, Abra
July 25, 2009
A pattern-filled, wintery outfit for those experiencing winter in the Southern Hemi. Not for those faint of heart or shy of color. The rest of us can have some fun.
July 23, 2009
I love this look. It’s simple and feminine and it perfectly encompasses summer for me. Breezy, softly flowing fabrics, soft colors, good textures… This look is completely modest, but also very sexy. I love when that happens. <33Love, Abra
ps. Skyhawke Sodwind & Sophia Harlow create some beautiful portraits. If you’re looking for a good photographic team, look no further. I was lucky enough to get a sitting with them, and here is the final result. Check their website for more details.
July 21, 2009
A few of my favorite girls have a new guy in their lives, and I am no exception. He’s been a long time coming, but I have now given in. Men’s fashion is hot, and I want in. ;)) Remember to dot your i’s and cross your t’s…<3Love, Abra