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[ S T Y L E ] Akabane

Akabane

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I have had this kimono from Bare@Rose for a while, but never got around to showing it off.  Blogging these days is so focused on new items.  I have also fallen to the trend and have been chasing after blogging requirements and deadlines to meet.  It’s more than fair to meet designer/brand requirement especially if you they supply with items for free.  Anyways, today I wanted to take a bit of a break and dig in my inventory for something old but still great.  The hair accessories are new though, from kisetsu.

– BODY BASICS –
Mesh Head: CATWA HEAD Sofia v3.0
Mesh Body: Maitreya – Lara
Eyes: ARTE – Toda Eyes [Catwa] *** 
Head Applier: ItGirls – Catwa Skin Applier – Kory Summer
Body Applier: ItGirls – Fade Body Applier – Maitreya 

– HAIR & MAKE-UP –
Hair: kisetsu – Wareshinobu Hair *** 
Lashes:  ARTE – Alta Lashes [Catwa] ***
Eyeshadow:  CATWA HEAD Catya v3.0
Lipstick: LIVIA::Carlin Lipstick [Catwa HUD] at 4Mesh (Jan 12 – Feb 11) *** *NEW*

– OUTFIT –
Gown: ::: Bare@Rose ::: Akabane Kimono
Hair Accessories: kisetsu – Bridge Kanzashi, Hana Kanzashi, Small Kanzashi – 3 Ume – Red & Black (Kurenai Exclusive) *** *NEW*
Earrings: Moondance Boutique The Bound Butterfly Dangle Earrings ***
Shoes: SaCaYa – Fioana Pumps (Basic) *** 

– BACKGROUND –
Poses: Reel Expression – Sassy 
Location: Higashiyama
Music: 井上水晶-mia-恋の終わり arranged by 北園みなみ

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[ S T Y L E ] Modern Geisha – Full Blossom

Modern Geisha

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Japanese geishas have been a common inspiration behind fashion globally.  Full blossom prints and seductive make-ups have inspired many designers over the years.  SL is no different.   Mix traditional and modern elements to create an unique up-to-date look.

– BODY BASICS –
Mesh Head: CATWA HEAD Sofia v3.0
Mesh Body: Maitreya – Lara
Eyes: ARTE – Toda Eyes [Catwa] ***
Head Applier: ItGirls – Catwa Skin Applier – Kory Summer
Body Applier: ItGirls – Fade Body Applier – Maitreya 

– HAIR & MAKE-UP –
Hair: kisetsu – Wareshinobu Hair *** 
Make-Up: Mad’ – Adore [Make-Up] [Catwa] *NEW*

– OUTFIT –
Dress: Entice – I Think I’m Turning Japanese (2017 Christmas Advent Gift) *** *NEW* *FREE*
Earrings: (Kunglers) Orquidea
Shoes: kisetsu – Okobo & Tabi (fitted) – L – Kiku/Red at Redeux *** *NEW*

– BACKGROUND –
Poses: Serendipity: amelie *NEW*
Backdrop: MINIMAL – Illusion II – *5* at Backdrop City
Music: one day in Japan

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[ R O L E P L A Y ] Ofuku

Ofuku

Wow!  It’s been a busy week in RL.  I am so glad the work week is over.  Anyways, today I bring you a bit of Japan.  The hairstyle is new from kisetsu, inspired by ofuku hairstyle.  I am told ofuku hairstyles are hairstyles worn by senior maikos, i.e. generally  maikos that are over 18 years old.  Maikos are apprentice geiko.  Geiko is a term generally used to refer to geishas from Kyoto.  I am learning quite a bit about the geisha world.  It’s quite fascinating.  I didn’t realize you could tell the difference between maikos and geikos by looking at their hairstyles!

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– CREDITS –
*** Hair: kisetsu – Ofuku Hair *NEW*
Mesh Head: CATWA HEAD Sofia v3.0
Mesh Body: Maitreya – Lara
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 Eyes: ARTE – Toda Eyes [Catwa] at The Chapter Four *NEW*
Head Applier: Pink Fuel – Bambi Crystal Catwa Applier
Body Applier: Pink Fuel – Crystal Maitreya Lara Applier
*** Lipstick: LIVIA::Candy Drip Eyeshadow & Lips [Catwa HUD] at The Darkness Event *NEW*
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Nail Polish: alaskametro<3 “Kimono” nail art – Maitreya Manicure HUD
*** Outfit: ** milky-way.::sakura::. *16-01 Kimono:haori-Pink LB 
*** Shoes:  ::: Bare@Rose ::: Princess Kimono Maitreya Boots (part of set) 
Poses: [Long Awkward Poses] Geisha Girl Pose Set
Location: HIGASHIYAMA
Music: The Japanese House – Clean

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[ R O L E P L A Y ] Kyoto

Kyoto

There are a lot of sims inspired by Japan.  I had the pleasure of visiting Kyoto Kagai today.  It’s a great sim beautifully decorated with lots of interesting little shops and places to visit and look around.  If you are looking for a Japanese backdrop, this could be the perfect place for you.  Anyways, for the journey, I pulled out this kimono I picked up a while back.  I love the modern geometric print on this kimono.  The hairstyle is new from kisetsu available at Sanarae along with the hair ornaments I am wearing today.   Check out my glittery stars and moon on my face.  These are gacha appliers from Livia.

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– CREDITS –
*** Hair: kisetsu – Wareshinobu Hair at Sanarae till Nov 17 *NEW*
Mesh Head: .LeLutka.Head.Simone 3.0
Mesh Body: Maitreya – Lara
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 Eyes: !Musa! Beryl Eyes Fat Pack (Omega HUD) at The Gacha Garden *NEW*
Head Applier: The Skinnery – Natsumi Honey
Body Applier: The Skinnery – Maitreya Body Applier (honey)
*** Eyelashes:  ARTE – Soft Lashes [LeLutka] for Powder Pack LeLutka Nov 2017 *NEW*
*** Make-Up: LIVIA::Crescent Stars Face Art (Copper #7 RARE) [LeLutka] at The Gacha Garden *NEW*
*** Lipstick: LIVIA::Shimmer Me Lipstick [LeLutka HUD]
Outfit: kokorotayori – tanpopo otana kimono
*** Hair Ornament: kisetsu – Bira Bira Kanzashi – Basic Gold at Sanarae till Nov 17 *NEW*
*** Hair Ornament: kisetsu – Coral Tama Kanzashi – Basic Gold at Sanarae till Nov 17 *NEW*
*** Hair Ornament: kisetsu – Jade Tama Kanzashi – Basic Gold at Sanarae till Nov 17 *NEW*
*** Hair Ornament: kisetsu – Tachibana Nezashi – Basic Gold at Sanarae till Nov 17 *NEW*
Earrings: Amala – The Madeline Earrings for FLF *NEW*
Shoes: Yasum*Geta*Maitreya Fit*Halloween*GIFT
Poses: Image Essentials – Graceful Elegance
Location:  Kyoto Kagai – Hanafusa Okiya
Music: Air – Alone In Kyoto (SoundFlow Remix)

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[ R O L E P L A Y ] Mandarin Empress

Mandarin Empress

Fashion Dazzle this month really brings a wide variety of items.  This beautiful Asian inspired gown is an exclusive by G Sloane.  It was quite timely as I was planning to visit Kunlun sim for one last time before it is sold.  I really hope the new owners keep this sim running because it’s absolutely stunning, beautiful scenery and so peaceful.  Anyways on to my outfit, I added some old jewelry from Modern Couture to create today’s look.  Loving this look~

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– CREDITS –
Hair: Calico – Amelle
Mesh Head: .LeLutka.Head.Simone 3.0
Mesh Body: Maitreya – Lara
*** Eyes: ARTE – Toda Eyes [LeLutka]
Head Applier: The Skinnery – Natsumi Honey
Body Applier: The Skinnery – Maitreya Body Applier (honey)
*** Eyelashes:  LEPUNK {LeLutka} Tira Eyelashes HUD
*** Eyeshadow: alaskametro<3 “Gala” eyeshadow set 01 – Lelutka HUD *GACHA*
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 Lipstick: alaskametro<3 “Gala” lipstick set 02 – Lelutka HUD *GACHA*
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 Dress: G SLOANE Mandarin Empress at Fashion Dazzle *NEW*
Jewelry: [Modern.Couture] Jewelry – Siren Red
*** Shoes: ::TiffanyDesigns:: ADA Mesh Heels *NEW*
Pose: Label Motion HUNT Set
Location: Kunlun
Music: a1_Rhodes Of Kunlun

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[ R O L E P L A Y ] Kisetsu

Kisetsu

Anachron will be splitting into 4 separate brands.  It will still be the same designer Nix Marabana behind the four brands, but likely use alts for each brand.  The first of the four new brands is kisetsu, focusing on traditional Japanese items.  The hair accessories and bag are new releases under this new brand available at Sanarae and Kurenai.  I am so excited to see what this brand has to offer in the future.  I can’t wait~

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– CREDITS –
Hair: booN HIM350 hair black
Mesh Head: .LeLutka.Head.Simone 3.0
Mesh Body: Maitreya – Lara
*** Eyes: ARTE – Toda Eyes [LeLutka]
Head Applier: The Skinnery – Natsumi Honey
Body Applier: The Skinnery – Maitreya Body Applier (honey)
*** Eyelashes:  LEPUNK {LeLutka} Tira Eyelashes HUD
*** Make-Up: alaskametro<3 “Fall Essential” makeup palette – Lelutka HUD
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 Outfit: Anachron – Mini Yukata – Cloud Indigo *GACHA*
*** Hair Accessories: kisetsu – Hana Kanzashi, Kushi, Small Kanzashi – 7 Kiku – Kurenai at Kurenai *NEW*
*** Bag: kisetsu – Ozashiki Kago – Nasu Usagi at Sanarae *NEW*
Shoes: ::: Bare@Rose ::: Princess Kimono Mr BothBoots (part of Princess Kimono)
Pose: LAP – Kewt as a Button Pose Set
Location: Little Yoshiwara Inari Shine
Music: 運命-SADAME (Cool Japanese Smooth Jazz)

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[ S T Y L E ] Pink China Doll

Pink China Doll

Today I am wearing a cute dress with Asian inspirations from Emerald Couture.  This cute little number is an exclusive available at L’Elite.  The matching platform maryjanes are from Shoe-Ddiction also available at the same event.  I kept accessories quite simple given the intricate Asian patterns of the dress with just a statement ring from Donna Flora.  My make up is simple, dark mauve lips matching the dress with silvery eyeshadow.  I went a bit fancier with my nails though.  These shimmery ombre nails are from LIVIA!  I am planning to get something very similar in RL.  🙂

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– CREDITS –
Hair: Mithral * Cardamom
Mesh Head: .LeLutka.Head.Simone 3.0
Mesh Body: Maitreya – Lara
*** Eyes: ARTE – Toda Eyes [LeLutka] at The Chapter Four from Sept 4 *NEW*
Head Applier: The Skinnery – Natsumi Honey
Body Applier: The Skinnery – Maitreya Body Applier (honey)
*** Eyeshadow: LIVIA::Evie Eyeshadow [Applier HUD]
*** Lipstick: LIVIA::Maya Lipstick [Applier HUD] 
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Nail Applier: LIVIA::Color Foiled Nails [Applier HUD] at Applique from Sept 15 till Oct 6 *NEW*
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Dress: Emerald Couture Lita Lolita Dress Berry at L’Elite  *NEW*
Ring: Donna Flora ZSAZSA leo ring turquoise
*** Shoes: {Shoe-Ddiction} Lita Lolita Shoe Berry at L’Elite *NEW* 
Pose: various old poses edited with Animare
Location: Hatsune City, Home of MikazukiHatsune City, Home of Mikazuki
Music: Arman Cekin – Surrender (ft. Josh Rubin)

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