Poetic Eyes

[ s t y l e ] Black & Red

When I logged on this afternoon, I received a notecard from Aleida Rhode announcing the closing of her store Aleida after Dec 31st.  An accomplished fashion model and designer in SL®, she has decided to pursue other interests.  Her creations are on sale right now, about 40%-60% off on everything including skins.  The sale will go on till Dec 31st.  I picked up a few items and created this formal look mixing parts of different outfits from Aleida.  Wishing you the best of luck, Aleida~

One more thing, the hair I am wearing is a new release from JE*Republic.  It’s a new version of Jungeun’s popular Tarae series.  It is such an interesting hair style.  I wonder if I can pull it off in RL?!?! 

– BODY –
Hair: Tarae V Smoky by JE*Republic
Skin: Kelly Jewel Dark W/ Hairbase (X-mas Group Gift) by YourSkin & YourShape
Eyes: Ocean Driftwood by Poetic Eyes
Lashes: Innocent Eyelashes Soft by Glow Studio

Jewelry: Chantal Earrings, Necklace and Ring by Donna Flora
Bolero: La Douce Fourrure Bolero Black (part of set) by Aleida
Top: La Memoire Shirt Red by Aleida
Skirt: Lilly Gown Noir Flexi Skirt, Roses and Pants (part of set) by Aleida
Shoes: Slinky Stiletto Black Leather by Maitreya

Pose: Luth Party Dress 2 and 7 by Reel Expression
Music: Club 8 – Love in December


[ s k i n ] Daphne by Beauty Avatar

The beautiful Saretta Tedeschi, manager of Beauty Avatar, gave me an early Christmas present, a skin pack of Beauty Avatar’s upcoming new skin line, Daphne!  I was thrilled to try them on.  The face is sophisticated and the make ups very edgy.  Because I am usually a dark brunette, I usually go for darker brow options, but it was great to step out and try out something different.  After all, models have to be versatile.  If you are a blonde or have light brown hair, you will love Daphne.  I was wearing Light, but there are two darker tones available, Natural and Dark.  I am not sure when these will be released, but make sure you don’t miss out!

Thank you Saretta for these lovely skins!  I love it!!!

Hair: Edie Platinum by Aden
Skin: Daphne Skins Light by Beauty Avatar Couture
Eyes: Ocean Driftwood by Poetic Eyes
Lashes: Photoshoot II Lashes by LeLutka
Pose: High Fashion 6 by TorridWear

[ s t y l e ] School Girl

School Girl

First of all, I would like to extend a BIG THANK YOU to Callie Cline for organizing the Blogger Appreciation Week, and to all those who contributed to a wonderful week of events, gifts and festivities.  I am thrilled to be part of it, and this past week goes down as one of my most memorable moments in SL. 

On to today’s outfit, I stepped away from my usual glam and glitz, away from haute couture, into something more casual.  This school girl outfit started with my new hair from JE*Republic.  Vella is quite cute, braided on the side, and short.  It looks best with a hair base skin, such as the one I am wearing, Tessa from Laqroki. 

Actually, have you been to JE*Republic lately?  Jungeun Vella has revamped her store.  The hair section has been upgraded with new and improved hair textures, new color packages, and new vending displays.  She has a few new releases too.  My favorite hair color is still smoky, which is resembles my RL hair color the most. 

For the outfit, I picked out some pieces from Sweetest Goodbye.  If you know me or have read my blogs, you probably know I work for Sweetest Goodbye.  Therefore, my opinion about Sweetest Goodbye may be a bit biaised, but I love this store.  The shoes are my old time favorites, Old Laced Up Boots from Shiny Things.  To finish off the look, I added some bracelets from Caliente Express and Cake with simple hoop earrings from Primalot

Note the poses used for this post are from Imperial Elegance.  They are not ease-in so not appropriate for runway or AO, but these are great for blogging and picture taking.  I believe there is a sale going on right now, so check it out.

P.S.  I just wanted to add the bag I am carrying is from Kittylicous.  I thought the store had closed down, but it’s open. Yay!  Check out Kittylicous at their main store here.  Thanks Gypsy Helendale and Kaete Guisse for pointing this out… and apologies if I caused any confusion!

– BODY –
Hair: JE*Republic – Vella Smoky
Skin: Laqroki – Tess 01 Peach Hairbase Glow Skin
Eyes: Poetic Eyes – Ocean Driftwood Medium
Lashes: LeLutka Beaute – Photoshoot II Lashes 

Earrings: PRIMALOT – Huge Janet Hoops (freebie)
Bracelet (R): Caliente Express – Animal Kingdom Bracelet
Bracelet (L): Cake – Flea Market Bracelet 2
Shirt: Sweetest Goodbye – OK GO White + Charcoal Shirt with Tie
Skirt: Sweetest Goodbye – School Girl Grey Black Skirt
Socks: Pochette Nepknit Socks Charcoal S (freebie)
Shoes: Shiny Things – Old Laceup Boots Black
Bag: Kittylicous – Thats My Bag

Pose: Imperial Elegance – Handbag 01, 04, and 07
Music: The Long Division – The New Girl in School

[ s t y l e ] A Little Bit of Sunshine

A Little Bit of Sunshine

I am back.  I had to deal with some tragic event in RL.  I am still learning to cope with it, but I wanted to take the opportunity to thank all of you who have supported me.  You have made it easier for me, and I am slowly moving forward.  

On to today’s outfit, as I have been a bit depressed lately, I wanted to wear something bright and colorful to cheer me up.  I pulled out the Umbrella Dress from Tree & Ocean SL (TOSL).   This dress is not new.  It is actually one of Quinlan’s early creations.  I remember this was one of the outfits I chose for Miss SL Tropics 2007 competition during my early days of SL® and till this day it still remains as one of my favorite dresses in my inventory.  I love the shiny texture and the way the skirt moves.  I feel like I am beaming doses of sunlight and positive energy in this dress. 

I went colorful with my choices in accessories and shoes, perhaps a little too much, but wanted to keep the look fun and happy.  The candy red shoes from HOC (only L$30 and scripted to change colors) are a true bargain.  I added cherry earrings (freebie) from PRIMALOT and Fruitylicious Charm Bangle from TOSL for some zesty touch.  The mini bag is also from TOSL.  It’s so cute. 

Make up and hair, I could have gone cute with pig tails and no make up, but I stuck with my usual short brown hair and red lips.  Note, this skin is on sale over at Laroqki.  All Portrait skins are currently 50% off, i.e. L$645 per make-up or L$990 for fatpack of all makeups (ranging between 4 make ups to as much as 21 make ups depending on skin).  You can find the sale items on the second floor of the mainstore.

– BODY –
Hair: ETD – Lydia Espresso
Skin: Laqroki – Tasha 02 Portrait Skin Olive
Eyes: Poetic Eyes – Ocean Driftwood Medium (limited edition)
Lashes: LeLutka Beaute – Photoshoot II Lashes
Manicure: Shop Seu – Red Nail

Dress: TOSL – Umbrella Dress Liquid Sunshine
Earrings: PRIMALOT – Freebie Cherrish Cherry Earrings
Bracelet: TOSL – Fruitylicious Charm Bracelet Tangy
Bag: TOSL – Tulips Sculpted Mini Bag
Shoes: HOC – Strappy Stilettos (scripted to change color)

Pose: Reel Expression – Luth Innocence 8, Luth Classy 4 and 5
Song: Acid House Kings – Sunday Morning