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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

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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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Cheese, anyone? Cheers to my friend December and her new dress, the cutest Minnie Mouse inspired number in SL. I love the puffy pantaloons underneath the polka-dot skirt and who can resist shoes with spats on them?! OMFG, I am so in love with spats!!! Get it at !Tarnished and get happy. =D Upon first seeing it I thought of pairing it with Rockberry‘s awesome character skin that’s been floating around the feeds. Seriously, why didn’t someone think of a sepia toned skin before? Actually I do own another one somewhere, but delicately speaking, it’s just not as freaking mindblowingly gorgeous as RB’s. 

I must be on a roll here, because I stopped by the always stunning Chapeau tres Mignon and found out there is a bunch of Dizzzney inspired accessories there as well. Why haven’t I seen these everywhere yet?! Come on people I was gone for 3 weeks! ;p I’m wearing the killer Mickey Death hat (!!) and Dizney necklace, but there are also some awesome Bambi shades I’ll have to feature later and a badass Duck hat. I seriously love this store to no end, Megg is forever delighting her follower’s imaginations. Worn along side all the cartoon mumbo-jumbo, I’ve chosen to wear my favorite en svale suspender pants, with the ‘male pants attachments’ on for a more belled look and Drowsy‘s endlessly cute ribbon tee. Drowsy is a new shop featuring an all-star cast of collaborators from some of my favorite Japanese shops: sato Yifu & Nico Rotaru of KUROTSUBAKI, BettiePage Voyager of BP* and Mai Runo of Zero Number. (Seriously, could it get any better please?) The girls have cooked up some of the cutest tees on the grid, all with multiple layers & tuck-ins (essential in my eyes) and cheeky-adorable graphics that leave you wanting one of each. I mean it! I had sooo much trouble choosing which ones I liked the best. I don’t know what it is, but something about collaborations just drive me crazy. I think it’s all that combined talent thrown into the pot, each person adds their little bit of goodness and, in turn, the finished product is just something else. It’s like that ‘Stone Soup’ story we read as kids, yea? Enjoy your day, ya brilliant peeps. Love, Abra

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moon goddess

 

Peace. Goodness. Purity. A fresh start. Tonight at midnight, another Christmas. And soon to follow, 2009. Merry merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and joy & happiness a plenty to you all, now and in the coming year. xoxo

 

hats off to you

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monocle

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Outfit 1:

Hair: Shop Seu

Skin: MMS

Dress: {Zaara}

 

Outfit 2:

Hair: Shop Seu

Hat: Curio Obscura (freebie)

Skin: MMS

Dress: The Black Canary

Shoes: Tesla

Monocle: Sanu

 

Outfit 3:

Hair: Shop Seu

Skin: MMS

Dress: Ghost

Monocule: Sanu

Shoes: DeLa

Practical Girls

November 4, 2008

Practical Girls | Seven

Practical Girls | Four 

 

…know how to dress cute and keep warm.

…keep a good balance between sexy and cute and never look prudish or slutty.

…love a good pair of shoes that you can actually walk in.

…get their beauty rest.

…keep the makeup natural.

…explore bright colors with optimistic enthusiasm. 

♥xo

 

Practical Girls | Two 

Practical Girls | Nine

Practical Girls | Six

Practical Girls | Three

Practical Girls | Eight

Practical Girls | Five
 
Practical Girls | One

 

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Skin: ‘Sakura’ in Light Natural by Redgrave

Hair: ‘Rihanna’ in Dark Brown by [Aden]

Dress: ‘Omaha’ dress by Beauty Avatar

Sweater: ‘Knit Jacket’ in Dark Gray by Ce Cubic Effect

Leggings: ‘Argyle’ tights in Purple1 by BP*

Shoes: ‘Stella’ pumps in Extra Pink by =DeLa*=

Bracelets: ‘BH Bracelets’ by *UnTone*

Scarf: ‘Mraz’ scarf in Raspberry by [Decoy]

Nails: ‘Dark Purple/Black’ by Swallowtail

Blue Velvet

November 2, 2008

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I fell into a deep blue love affair with this outfit. It’s so simple, but somehow it doesn’t take away interest or charm. With a dress so spectaculair, it’s good to keep things simple. Including this entry. <3<3

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Hair: ‘Curly Bob’ in Blond by Redgrave

Skin: ‘Sakura light natural’ by Redgrave

Dress: ‘Blue Leopard Ruffled Silk Babydoll’ by *Nyla*

Hair Accessory: ‘Butterfly hat’ by *un Jour*

Ciggarette: ‘Ciggarette II long ash’ from FNKY (part of set)

Shoes: “Namid II” in Blue by =DeLa*= 

Nails: ‘Prim nail*Clear F-long*Natural’ by [ Love Soul ] 

Toenails: ‘No.2 tintable toenail polish’ by Symphony Skins