Candy's Dandy Lookbook #33

I love, love, love this shirt!

Wearing (Candy Flanagan):
Hair: Zero Style
Skin: Tres Blah
Eyes: Dernier Cri
Glasses: Kumaki
Braces: A Perfect Circle
Necklace Yummy
Bracelet: Imagen
Watch: Muse
Shirt: Arai
Jeans: Decoy
Shoes: Kari

Resources:
Poses: Waffles/DFO!

In the spirit of “better late than never,” here are a handful of looks that I have rescued from my archives. For full details, please click through to the Flickr page!

Fashionably Late - Tricky Train

Fashionably Late - Green Girly

Fashionably Late - Artsy Apron

Fashionably Late - Brainy Babe

Fashionably Late - Gizmo Gidget

Fashionably Late - Flirty Formal

Meme - Changes

Challenged by Sophia Harlow to get “retro”. I loved doing this challenge. After joining SL, I began shopping nearly immediately, picking up my first shape, skin, and clothing within the first week. I also began blogging after just a few months, having refined my look and shopping technique. SL changes quickly, so I was really surprised to see how many of my old favorites are still available!

Wearing (Candy Flanagan, left):
Hair: Naughty
Skin: PixelDeep
Eyes: E’s
Jewelry and Shoes: Shiny Things (Jewelry available in updated form.)
Bracelet: XS (No longer available – store closed.)
Dress: Shine (No longer available – store closed.)
Stockings: CGBG

Wearing (Candy Flanagan, right):
Hair: Fri.day
Skin: Tres Blah (No longer available – Designers United III.)
Eyes: Dernier Cri
Glasses: Arai
Necklace: Violet Voltaire
Bracelet: Imagen
Watch: Muse
Jacket: Cubic Effect
Dress: Narwhal
Stockings: Zaara
Shoes: Shiny Things

Meme - Changes

My basic look hasn’t changed drastically since February of 2007. I’m still a fairly short, freckled redhead. My shape has gone through a number of changes, becoming softer and more realistic, with healthy curves. I was so skinny in the beginning, and, with those big eyes, I looked like an anime character!

Wearing (Candy Flanagan, left):
Hair: Naughty
Skin: PixelDeep
Eyes: E’s
Lingerie and Stockings: Chic Boutique (No longer available – store closed.)

Wearing (Candy Flanagan, right):
Hair: Fri.day
Skin: Tres Blah
Eyes: Dernier Cri
Lingerie: Insolence

Resources:
Poses: Reel Expression

As an added bonus: Here’s one of the first snapshots I ever took, from March 5th, 2007, not even two weeks after joining SL!

March 5th, 2007

I think I already knew I was going to be an SL photographer.

candy's dandy lookbook 001

Wearing (Candy Flanagan):
Hair: fri.day
Skin: Imagen
Eyes: Dernier Cri
Glasses: Arai
Necklace: HPMD (No longer available, store gift.)
Bracelet: Imagen
Watch: Muse
Sweater: UnTone Quilt (No longer available, the store is gone.)
Leggings: Boing Fromage (No longer available, hunt gift.)
Shoes: 0N

Resources:
Poses: Reel Expression

My Boyfriend's Sweater 001

When I saw the new loose sweater from Arai (SLURL), I knew I had to have it. Arai is a men’s clothing store. In RL, wearing men’s clothing is easy, but the nature of prim attachments in SL often means pieces need fine tuning. I shrank the prim sleeves and body to fit, made sure I was wearing the shirt layer to make the sweater loose, and put together an outfit. With my favorite pair of Zaara (SLURL) jeans and Slanted Fox (SLURL) sneakers, I was comfortably dressed.

My Boyfriend's Sweater 003

The girly accessories from Yummy (SLURL) and Scribble (SLURL) softened the masculine look, making it seem like I just stole my boyfriend’s sweater before heading out. Let’s just hope he doesn’t remember all the band t-shirts I already “borrowed”!

fashionable freebies 001

Creator’s Pavillion (SLURL) has a new neighbor, the recently opened Switch (SLURL) sim. Switch is home to the mainstores of Niniko and Arai. Both sims are full of quality Japanese stores and well worth visiting. There’s even more incentive to check them out right now, as many stores on Switch are offering freebies to celebrate the sim opening. Be sure to visit Creator’s Pavillion as well, though, because there are some great freebie finds there, too!

Without really meaning to, I created two contrasting outfits and images, both featuring umbrellas! I love umbrella AOs. I have two, from TorridWear and ANA_Mations. They’re both adorable and give me plenty of reason to wander around the Grid, hoping it will rain.

rainy day 001

The first outfit is classic Candy. It all started with the free frog hat from Slanted Fox (SLURL). The Fishy Strawberry (SLURL) shrug might match, but it’s a clash fest from there on, with a bright pink playsuit from MG Fashions (SLURL), neon green fanny pack from Yummy (SLURL), and happy yellow rubber ducky wellies from Jeepers Creepers. The TorridWear (SLURL) color-change umbrella, with AO, completes the look. Taking a picture in a black-and-white room I found while exploring was just an extra bonus!

gray world

After a couple of days wandering the Grid in the previous outfit, I apparently needed a fashion palette cleanser. I went for completely monotone, in shades of gray from UnToneQuilt (SLURL). The gray skin is from Launa Fauna of Chai (SLURL) and was available on a previous incarnation of the Silent sim (home to the Kyoot main store; SLURL), but I don’t believe it is available any more. Katat0nik’s (SLURL) scripted hair came in handy when looking for a gray shade to complete the outfit – I love having so many options! I chose the ANA_Mations (SLURL) umbrella and AO for this shot, the free monochrome parasol was a perfect match.

As I was exploring the Katat0nik sim, I came across a perfect tiny globe from 109 Prims (SLURL). I love the creativity and attention to detail that shows in everything from 109 Prims and the globe made a perfect photography background!