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

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Spooky

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

Hi. I wasn’t going to post today, then the fantastic sim Drowsy opened and I had to post a little about it. I’ve been waiting in anticipation for it’s opening, and it’s even better than I expected. If you haven’t explored it yet, I’d do so soon as many beautiful sites and opening gifts await you. Check out the gift list below, if you want some direction.

I’d also like to mention my hair, a new favorite, funky style by Irollic. I hadn’t been to Irollic for a while, and was so happy to discover these fantastic braids. Each color comes with two style variations; in the other, the braid wraps around the front of the neck in a really cool way. Also, Gala Phoenix has released new makeups in the newest fact ‘June.’ I’ve really been loving this skin, and I’m so grateful for more makeup variations. Gala’s really on a roll as far as creative, beautiful, wearable colors and textures. I could have taken this dress to a sunny location, but I hadn’t been to House of Munster in a while and couldn’t resist the meat hooks. lol.

 

I made my way over to the Kalavinka Gallery in Rhizome, and picked up some of the most beautiful paintings. There’s also a free 2009 calender there and it’s beautiful enough to be a work of art in itself. I’m not sure how often this gallery changes, but last time I was there the paintings were different. Also, some $1L art from ArtMeter, at another part in Rhizome. It’s easier if you just take the slurl here. If you go to KIN-DZA-DZA, you can pick up more gifts, art and a cute little skybox. And at Epicurean, I found a pretty set of lingerie for $5L. I’m still sim hopping like nobody’s business and will report the findings soon. Love, Abra

 

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Twist of Lime

November 7, 2008

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There is something about the color chartreuse that makes my mouth water. I just love it. It’s vivid and energizing and I think it’s quite beautiful. In feng shui it’s a lucky color! Just take a tip from my grandma and never wear it near your face. Tones like this do funny things to one’s complexion. Worn away from the face, and wrapped around the waist in a drapey, silky fabric, chartreuse couldn’t look any better. It’s gorgeous. And the drape of this dress is something unique. I love the way it moves. The shape. The contrast. The placement of the layers and the way they angle and poof perfectly. It was love at first sight. And how does it feel on the body? Fantastic!

Another favorite of mine is the lessthanthree skin. I wear these a lot outside the blog and was happy to see it’s a good fit here. They are just so pretty, the lips are smooth, glossy and plump, the eye makeup is refreshingly unique. There’s another makeup I’m dying to build an outfit around, but until then, take a look at the lips on Pomme. I have a thing for pretty, unusual lip makeup and lessthanthree does it well. I also like the name of the store, which is a favorite type of mine “<3.” Get it? :))

Take a look at these limited edition shoes on Rayna’s blog. Aren’t they amazing? I have her to thank for reminding me about them as I had bought some eyes and sunglasses at the store a while back and picked up a demo too. It was buried away in my inventory until I saw this post. It would have killed me to have the demo and not the real thing, because after trying them on I knew that yes, they were just as amazing as their display photo. If you like the shoes you’ll have to scoop them up by Saturday because after that they’re gone forever. The heels are probably one of the prettiest and most unique designs I’ve seen on SL. Get them @ lis_noir. Thanks Rayna for the heads up! <3

xo

ps. I know that most of you know ETD is having a sale until December, but for those who have been away in RL or locked up in a Harry Potter-ish closet…sale…BIG DISCOUNTS…under L$100….go!

pps. Love Magic Nail Salon is closing! Scoop up any nails you’ve been eyeing and pick up a free mani/pedi template to make your own. Available until the 15th, but with all closes, I wouldn’t push it out too far. :))

 

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Hair: ‘Sash’ in Coal by Deviant Kitties

Skin: unnamed pale in [nine in the afternoon] by lessthan three (<3)

Gown: ‘Haute Couture Monaco’ by NM [Nuno&Marjacobs]

Earrings: ‘bbb earring diamonds’ by Beauty Avatar

Shoes: ‘real toe ankle belt sandals’ by J’s

Bracelet: (worn as armband) ‘onyx’ by Serenity Day Spa

Ring: ‘everbloom’ by paper.couture