Writing this blog post feels like slipping into the lake after a long, sweaty exercise regimen. It’s lovely to be back using the snapshot button in SL! I wasn’t gone as long as I expected, which is a relief.
I hope I can find plenty of inspiring things to fuel my fashion fervor. I need to be watching my pennies, so I might not flash many expensive new releases, but I couldn’t be more thrilled to be fretting over correct landmarks and hair in my shoulder.
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When I put on these bold, bright pieces and began to construct an outfit, I decided to make myself the backdrop for the clothing, like an easel and canvas for a painting–or even better, a mannequin. Why not let the clothes shout for themselves?
P.S. Thank you to those creators who include all layers of clothing and make them copy/mod! It allows me to be a bit more creative and customize my look. 🙂
Clothing on the Mannequin:
I’ve been waiting for the perfect opportunity to use this great luggage pose prop from Storin ever since the pose fair, and it just hit me today as I was (for the third time) listening to the Harry Potter audio books. Trains! King’s Cross Station!
If only this was Platform 9¾ and the train a brilliant red Hogwarts Express. Instead, it’s the fabulous build at Karoastoff. I’ve been on the lookout for a good train build, and this one fits the ticket (pun intended). I saw a “rebuilding notice” sign up near the trains, so if you want to take photos, do get there quickly. You can rez!
It looks like I lost the contents of one of my suitcases ;). It’s actually a spot for another person to sit! If only I had travel companions.
I may not be in official Hogwarts robes, but I imagine my outfit as being closest to Hufflepuff‘s house colors. Blue and gold also happen to be the colors of my favorite university team: the University of Michigan Wolverines.
Be sure to click the images to see them full size.
Not Quite a Uniform:
I’ve been purposefully buying a lot of white, pearl, gray, beige, and other pale tones in the past months. There’s a side of me that gravitates towards saturated colors and darker, more mysterious palettes, but I just as eagerly reach for the innocence and femininity of a light, desaturated look.
I think this personal trend plays into my adoration of antique & retro kitsch. One of my favorite small jewelry shops is Yummy by Polyester Partridge. This sweet necklace could be a meaningful collection of baubles from your grandmother, or a recent etsy.com purchase. It’s one of my very favorite recent purchases, and there’s more where it came from; so go check it out on Tableau.
Speaking of favorite things, this sweet skirt by Nylon Outfitters and the short tweed jacket by AOHARU beg for futher outfit wrangling. I want more tweed in my real life! The top was a group gift from Pig, and I want more colors! I love how Pig tops are shaded to accentuate the tiny-titted ladies. Show it off, chicas.
Have lovely day!
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I haven’t taken blog photos at Emvee Cuba since July 2008 when baked textures in SL were a rare sight, and everyone and their second cousin was taking their photos in the same dim hallways on this gorgeous sim. It’s endured the fast-moving and ever-advancing pace of SL for two years, but it won’t last much longer. Don’t miss your chance to photograph some memories within its courtyards and ballrooms before it’s closed for good!
I realize I’m wearing a few unavailable items, but when you see something in your inventory that you love, what should keep you from wearing it? I hope it motivates you to support special events and follow your favorite shops through groups!
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