Month: March 2009

[ s t y l e ] African Mood

African Mood

Spring/Summer 2009, African inspired patterns are in vogue.  Although stark white and colonial khaki ruled the RL runways, I chose a more colorful option, Lush from Modern Gypsy.  The shape is extremely flattering, feminine yet modern.  The pattern is bold and wild so I kept accessories quite simple.  I could have chosen some ethnic pieces, but went with simpler choices, black pearl earrings from Second Mirage (currently closed but available in Xstreet SL) and bangles from Zaara.  I did not want to over play the African ethnic theme.  Over-doing it can turn the whole look into a costume.  The yellow clutch is a lucky chair prize from Bare Rose Haute Couture.  I chose yellow instead of the more obvious choices, black or red, because I think too much color matching can be boring and dowdy.  The shoes are from ETD, one of my favorite styles for spring/summer. 

Such an eye-catching dress deserves dramatic make-up and hair.  The hair is from a new store, Labieja, which I read about on Emi’s blog.  I love this store.  The choices are so fashionable!  Be sure to check it out if you like haute couture look right out of a glossy high fashion magazine or runway.  The skin is one of my all-time favorites from LF CHAI.  This is from Launa’s previous line, which you can find at her outlet store, Chai Skins Outlet.

– BODY –
Hair: Labieja – Elina Brune Fonce
Skin: LF CHAI – Ginger Vixen
Eyes: Tuli – Amber Eyes
Lashes: Redgrave – 11 Showgirl Eyelashes
Manicure: LF CHAI – Chai Polish Red

– OUTFIT –
Earrings: Second Mirage – Elise Black Pearl Earrings (part of set)
Bracelet: Zaara – Kaya Onyx Bracelet Gold
Bag: Bare Rose – Clutch Bag Yellow (lucky chair prize)
Dress: Modern Gypsy – Lush Spring
Shoes: ETD – Hampton Wedge Black

– OTHERS –
Pose: Striking Poses – Sara Jessica Parker 7, Diesel Works – Glam 4 and 9

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[ s t y l e ] A Winter Afternoon In Paris

A Winter Afternoon In Paris

Today I did not mix & match.  I received this stylish dress as a gift from Jare Capalini, designer behind AU V.  I was lucky to get a preview of his new collection inspired by Paris, France.  Jare continues to impress me with his imagination. The upcoming collection is tres chic and sophisticated.  This dress is called “A Winter Afternoon In Paris”.  I absolutely love it and wanted to wear it as is.  I added only some accessories, Blanche Earrings and Bracelet in Gold from Muse, recent purchases from The Armoire.  The bag is from MiamMiam from Viva La Glam, temporarily closed.  Slick short hair and dramatic make-up enhances today’s stylish look.

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– BODY –
Hair: Amorepacific – Mise-en-Scene Black Pearl Hair M (sim closed)
Skin: LeLutka Beaute – Moscow Light Halloween Skin 2 (old group gift)
Eyes: Tuli – Amber Eyes
Lashes: Redgrave – Eyelashes 11 Showgirl
Manicure: J’s – Natural Real Nails Silk

– OUTFIT –
Dress: AU V – A Winter Afternoon In Paris
Earrings: Muse – Blanche Earrings Gold
Bracelet: Muse – Blanche Bracelet Gold
Bag: MiamMiam – Eydie Handbag Winter Beige (temporarily closed)
Shoes: Maitreya – Slinky Stilettos Patent White

– OTHER –
Pose: Reel Expression – Luth Fashion S4 04, Luth Runway 2 and 10

Fann-tastic Look of The Day – L’Abel

Fann-tastic Look of The Day - L'Abel

Fann-tastic Look of The Day - L'Abel 2

I wanted to blog this earlier but could not do so due to RL. Spring is finally here, which means new exciting beginnings. Neferia Abel, the talented creator behind Ivalde vintage clothing lines, has shown her talents and creativity again by proving that not only is she good in vintage retro wear but also contemporary lines. She introduces her new product line of modern and trendy fashions of today and tomorrow called L`Abel.

The first outfit is “Amilia” which is a bright colourful custom textures strapless top with a babydoll flexi prim skirt. This dress is so flirty and fun, perfect for spring. The second outfit is “Nelka” top, a V-neck, sculpted puff sleeves with a sash belt complete with sculpted bow matched with “Nardize” pants that you can wear as long pants or as a casual capri. The textures for these outfits are very intricate in details and bold. The last outfit is the “Felka” dress with wild animal prints as texture with an asymmetric hemline giving a sexy glimpse of thigh. If you are daring and sexy enough, wear it without the flexi skirt, it is a sure way to go wild! I can’t wait what Neferia will be coming more with, check out L`Abel at the newly redesigned Ivalde sim now.

Top left:
Outfit: L`Abel – Amilia firebrick dress
Necklace & Earrings: Chloe – Beginnings Set CC – SIlver
Bangles: +plus – Orange Bangles
Shoes: Armidi Gisaci – Dhali Bow Platforms – Chiffon
Hair: Truth – Alicia
Skin: LeLutka – London Light-RFL Skin
Eye Lash: LeLutka – Photoshoot II
Pedicure: Digit Darkes – Nailwear Tintable Glitter Toenail Polish
Hair Flower: Artilleri – Lilium with colourchange script

Top centre and right:
Top: L`Abel – Nelka shirt
Pants: L`Abel – Nadize pants (worn capri version)
Hair: Zero Style – Euphoria
Skin: LeLutka – London Light-RFL Skin
Eye Lash: LeLutka – Photoshoot II
Shoes: Stiletto Moody Pinup (Blacker Patent)
Necklace: Eye Candy – Hellenic Tone Silver/Mosaic Necklace
Bracelet: Eye Candy – Hellenic Tone Silver/Mosaic Cuff

Bottom picture left:
Outfit: L`Abel – Felka dress
Necklace & Bracelet: Muse – Nougatine Mini Limited Edition (No longer available)
Shoes: Redgrave – Pumps Leather /Brown
Skin: LeLutka – London Light-RFL Skin
Eye Lash: LeLutka – Photoshoot II
Hair: Mirai Hair – Doll
Manicure: Detour Nails – White Tips – Burgundy

Right worn without Skirt:
Boots: [Armidi Gisaci] Kyoto Boots Gold
Poses: Torridwear, Maitreya & Flowey

Author: Fann Hyun

[ s t y l e ] Back to Casual Me

 

Back to Casual Me

I am back to my usual self.  March has been quite a busy month with a number of fashion shows including LeLutka Spring Fashion Show and SL Clothing Fair 2009.  I have been neglecting my own blog, spending most of my limited online time blogging designer creations for SL Clothing Fair over at Timeless Agency.   Now that I have a bit more time, I cannot wait to go shopping again.  I have a long list of new stores and new releases to check out.

Today’s look is simple.  It started off with my new plaid shirt from Chikka Design.  The whole store was on sale, everything for L$10, so I ended up buying a few things.  Worn over simple white camisole and jeans, I am ready for more shopping.  I decided to go with dark brown tones for shoes and bag.   Viniani Heels from Armidi are one of my favorite shoes.  The matching clutch is from Bare Rose, included in Bellissima set.  I kept accessories simple, with wooden earrings from Primagine and an eyecatching bangle from (luc) by Lucas Lameth.  The earrings were a preview gift from Trixie Bumbo from Primagine, one of the stores I am looking forward to check out this week.  Today’s skin and hair are oldies but goodies.  The skin is from Millage Valenti, one of Arwin Epin’s earlier works.  They are still available at her store.  The hair is from Tukinowaguma, a great place for good quality hair at affordable prices.

Note poses I used today are from a new store, Diesel Works.  I found this store through SL Bloggers Network group.  It’s still fairly new so choices are limited, but I ended up buying the diva set, a perfect addition to my collection of poses. 

– BODY –
Hair: Tukinowaguma – Masako Black
Skin: Millage Valenti – Female Skin SPA-001 Makeup 5
Eyes: Tuli – Amber Eyes
Lashes: LeLutka Beaute – Photoshoot II Lashes
Manicure: SYNERGY – Polished Scarlet Manicure
Pedicure: SYNERGY – Polished Scarlet Pedicure

– OUTFIT –
Shirt: Chikka Design – Scottish Green Blouse
Undershirt: Camie Cooper – Long Tank Top White
Jeans: Pink Outfitters – A01 Denim Dark Rinse
Earrings: Primagine – Victoria Earrings
Bangle: (luc) Lucas Lameth – Han Hana Bangle Violet/Red Gold 
Bag: Bare Rose – Bellissima 09 Brown Additional
Shoes: Armidi Gisaci – Viniani Heel Chocolate

– OTHERS –
Poses: Diesel Works – Diva 5, 14, and 15

Fann-tastic Look of The Day – Totally LeLutka Part 1

Fann-tastic Look of The Day - Totally LeLutka Part 1

LeLutka had just released their Spring 2009 collection for females. LeLutka Spring Collection for 2009 are the result of collaboration that includes not only Minnu Palen and Thora Charron but also the latest member to join the design team, Valena Glushenko. This release also feature guest designer, Miabella Foxley, who created the jewelry to match these spring series.

I had the honour to walk the runway last weekend for their show presented to the media and am totally in love with them. Being the biggest LeLutka release todate, including skins (both male and females), shoes, accessories, jewelry and over 40 outfits from casuals to dresses to formal gowns. Towards the end of the week, they will be more skins, new hairstyles and also the much anticipated Spring 2009 line for the males as well. I had chosen to mix and match 4 outfits from some of my favourites.

From Left:
Top: LeLutka Mode – Dea Top/peachpuff
Pants: LeLutka Mode – Olimpia pants/white
Hair: LeLutka Beaute – Grace LBrown (releasing soon)
Skin: LeLutka Beaute – London Revolution Light
Eyes: LeLutka Beaute – City Midnight – Eyes
Lashes: LeLutka Beaute – Photoshoot II Lashes
Bag: LeLutka Mode – Sack bag/white
Shoes: LeLutka Mode -Shanon Diamond White
Sunglass: LeLutka Mode -Sunglasses/champagne
Necklace: Lelutka Mode – Kelli Pendant – by Miabella
Earrings: Lelutka Mode – Lane Earring Gold- by Miabella
Bangles (left): Lelutka Mode – Wood Bangles II- by Miabella
Bangles (Right): Lelutka Mode – Michelle Cuffs II- PINK- by Miabella

2nd from left:
Top: Lelutka Mode – Shiri top/white
Skirt: Lelutka Mode – Zebra skirt/forest green linen
Hair: LeLutka Beaute – Grace LBrown (releasing soon)
Skin: LeLutka Beaute – London Revolution Light
Eyes: LeLutka Beaute – City Morning – Eyes
Lashes: LeLutka Beaute – Photoshoot II Lashes
Earrings: Lelutka Mode – Hamptons Earring-Sterling – by Miabella
Bangles (Right): Lelutka Mode – Michelle Cuffs II- LIME- by Miabella
Bangles (Left): Lelutka Mode – Wood Bangles II- by Miabella
Sunglass: Lelutka Mode – Sunglasses/white
Bag: Lelutka Mode – Glen Top Hendle Bag -Papayawhip
Shoes: Lelutka Mode – Shanon Beige

3rd from left:
Top: LeLutka Mode – Mila Blouse/lemonchiffon
Pants: LeLutka Mode – Satin Pants-Ice
Hair: LeLutka Beaute – Shair DJ – Pitch
Skin: LeLutka Beaute – London Revolution Light
Eyes: LeLutka Beaute – City Midnight – Eyes
Lashes: LeLutka Beaute – Photoshoot II Lashes
Bracelet: LeLutka Mode – Resin Bracelet-Lemon- by Miabella
Necklace & Earrings: LeLutka Mode – Claire Clusters- Lemon set
Bag: LeLutka Mode -100% Plastic bag/golden rod
Shoes: LeLutka Mode – Korina Shoes Leather/cherry

Right:
Shirt: LeLutka Mode – Olimpia shirt/khaki (Collar edited)
Pants: LeLutka Mode – Michelle pants2 /Darkseagreen (Part of outfit)
Trench Coat: LeLutka Mode – GIGI trench coat/white
Hair: LeLutka Beaute – Keira – Gold Blong
Skin: LeLutka Beaute – London Revolution Light
Eyes: LeLutka Beaute – City Morning – Eyes
Lashes: LeLutka Beaute – Photoshoot II Lashes
Earrings: LeLutka Mode – Sterling Hoops- by Miabella
Shoes: LeLutka Mode – Shanon Sand

All poses from: Poses: Long Awkward Pose – Red Carpet Diva Series

Author: Fann Hyun

Fann-tastic Look of The Day – Spring Waltz

Fann-tastic Look of The Day - Spring Waltz

Spring is a beautiful season and the thoughts of it makes me feel like dancing waltz in the garden. I decided to put together something that is bright and colourful today in spring theme. When I saw this long skirt from C’est La Vie, I fell in love immediately with the bright colours and the soon to be release white sheer tang top from Phoenix Rising that Ashoka Eales dropped on me today, matches well with this skirt. I love the small bolero jacket from another of her design, Inner Wrappings, and decide to wear the version without the flower on the collar to match my outfit to give the overall a clean look.

This hair from Curio was in my inventory for a long time and I had totally forgot about it. I love the red flower that comes with the hair and wearing them gives me a feminine and demure feel. Initially, I wanted to accessorise with silver accessories but decided to change to wooden ones to add more colors to the overall look. Full credits as follows:

Top: Phoenix Rising – Lace Traces Tank (Releasing soon)
Jacket Bolero: Phoenix Rising – Inner Wrappings- Green (Wearing only jacket without flower version)
Skirt: C’est la vie – Longskirt Autumn(green/rose)
Skin: LeLutka – Moscow Fair makeup 7
Eye Lash: LeLutka – Thora
Hair & Flower: Curio – Psychobilly Freakout
Manicure: CS – (DN) Manicure Pastel Rainbow
Bracelet: Calla – Limited Edition Wooden Bead Bracelet (no longer available)
Earrings: Lucas Lameth (Luc) – Boho Big Loop Earrings, Cherry Woods
Necklace: Muse – Kailena Necklace (Tan/Amber)
Belt: Chicoco – wood ball belt
Shoes: Fuel – Bambee Lemon Wedges-Dirty Green
Flower Bouquet: Paper Couture – Antique Flower Bouquet
Poses: Storin (Previously known as Annah) & Baiastice Model Pose

Author: Fann Hyun

[ s t y l e ] Out and About

Out and About

An evening out with friends calls for a comfortable but stylish outfit.  Today I picked out Jeanne, a new release from Lux by Pure Style.  Lux by Pure Style is a new upscale line by Mimify Loon.  Don’t let the sculptie prim at the bottom scare you.  It is scripted with resizer script.  All you need to do is click on the sculptie prim to resize for a perfect fit.  Jeanne can be worn alone as a mini dress or with pants just like me.  Instead of wearing the pants included in the set, I opted for a more casual option from Sweetest Goodbye.  Leggings are also a good alternative. 

For accessories, I wanted something simple yet bold.  Some freebie earrings from UnTone and a cocktail ring from Paper Couture were perfect.  For extra glam, I chose to carry my zebra print pouch also from Paper Couture.  For shoes, I went with the limited edition, Virtue from Maitreya.  I believe these are not available, but a good alternative could be the newest release from Redgrave, London Heels.  I have yet to check them out. 

My hair today is from DejaVu.  I, like a million others, rushed to check out the new store at Cupcakes sim.  The short pixie hair is extremely chic adding a bit of a modern twist to the whole look.  I admit I have a thing for short hair, probably because I have long hair in RL.  The skin was a gift from Elate! from a previous hunt.  I just started organizing my inventory and opening up boxes from recent Valentines hunts, so you may see more of these.

– BODY –
Hair: DejaVu – Cateye Black
Skin: Elate! – Emma Sunkissed (previous hunt gift)
Eyes: Sin Skins – Intense Brown/Aqua Eyes (hazel)
Lashes: LeLutka – MMS Photoshoot II Lashes
Manicure: Adam N Eve – Flesh Finger Nails
Pedicure: Adam N Eve – Flesh Toe Nails

– OUTFIT –
Earrings: UnTone – Free Gift Drop Earrings Black (no longer available, accessories shop closed)
Top: Lux by Pure Style – Jeanne (part of outfit)
Pants: Sweetest Goodbye – Monocrom Black Pants
Ring: Paper Couture – Times Square Ring Diamond
Bag: Paper Couture – Le Sac Zebra
Shoes: Maitreya – Virtue Patent Black

– OTHERS –
Pose: Animah – Ciggy 1, LAP – FBlogger 6 Systemskirt, FBlogger 10 Primskirt