December 30, 2009
Been wanting to post about these boots since before Christmas! I love Doc Marten’s boots irl and now I can enjoy them isl as well! Gospel Voom of GOS has made a great rendition of this style of boot, and has pulled out all of the scripting stops! The boot can be worn three different ways: pristine, abused and loose, you can add more colors of ‘shoe polish’ to your boot as he releases them (just wear the boots and polish and it updates for you!), as well as colorful toe cap designs and laces. The sculpting and scripting work on these is out of this world! Gospel also makes amazing watches, sunglasses and furniture, all for sale at his shop. He also has some badass high heels in the works…
Just wanted to say how much I love Designer’s United 3 – Vaudeville heaven! Cheers to Nil, Lu and all the great designers who participated in this event! I’m really loving everything! Event ends January 6th! Love, Abra
October 23, 2009
Hi <3 It’s part deux of Designer’s United #2. Check out all the Crow inspired goodness and be sure to stop by the event, on October 25th (that’s this Sunday!) @ the Cupcake sim, and check out the goods for yourself! You will not be disappointed! xo, Abra
[OH], Deviant Girls, Beetlebones, [ glow ] studio, DUBOO
Beetlebones, Split Pea, DUBOO
MODD.G, Chabinns, This is a Fawn
So Many Styles, BALACLAVA!!
LaGyo, Miss 80s
October 21, 2009
Hi all!! Designer’s United is back on October 25th and with a new theme: Crows! This theme is especially exciting on a personal level as crows and ravens are my favorite birds. If you remember, the first installment of Designer’s United, in August, had a Jellyfish theme and was chock full of amazing and inspired pieces. We can expect that same level of excitement and inspiration with the coming event, and I’m happy to have the chance to showcase some of the delightful pieces that are in store for us! As Jellyfish was a perfect theme for the end of summer, Crows are so fitting a representation for the deep darkness of the Autumn months. Let us begin.
!DADA! + LMK (aka. P-K)
There is an amazing array of designers participating in Designer’s United 2, some of my favorite names!!
Participating Designers are: Aitui, Balaclava, Beetle bones, Boing Fromage, chicada by nilGiha, Couverture, Duboo, [glow] Studio, JMMai, LaGyo, Milk Motion, Mocha, ModdG., Narwhal, !Ohmai, P-K, Pig, Singing Moth, So Many Styles, Split Pea, Sugarcube, This is a Fawn, Tyranny, Waffles, Vive9
Pig + Milk Motion
Designer’s United 2 will take place at the Cupcake sim from October 25th – November 3rd. There’s more to come on D.U. from me…this is only part one!! Stay tuned! Love, Abra
Milk Motion + [ glow] Studio
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 20, 2009
Hi. Have you been to the Drowsy Summer Scary Festival? There is much to be had in way of cute freebies and new products and you just must go if you haven’t! TP to the Drowsy sim and follow the ghost hands. Remember, what you see isn’t necessarily what you get…;D. Click around for cute free items and newly released clothes and furniture. I am so smitten!
Check the BP* blog for more details. The festival will be on until July 22nd, Japan time! <33Love, Abra