Candy's Dandy Lookbook #3

Who’s got a nice butt? That would be me – thanks, Ingenue!

Wearing (Candy Flanagan):
Hair: Little Heaven
Skin: Imagen
Eyes: Dernier Cri
Glasses: primOptic
Earrings and Necklace: Mandala
Shirt: Bare Rose
Belt: Aoharu (Free!)
Jeans: Ingenue
Socks: Shiny Things
Shoes: Tesla

Resources:
Poses: Reel Expression

I joined Second Life at the end of February of 2007. Two months later, I joined Flickr and my blog followed soon after. I didn’t come to SL for fashion blogging, but it’s certainly one of the reasons I stuck around! Shopping and photography are my main hobbies in SL and I’ve learned so much doing both. I love exploring the Grid and am constantly amazed by what fellow Residents come up with.

2007 brought sculpties to SL and many designers won me over with their use of them, both old favorites and new discoveries. I moved on from Empyrean Emporium (now Curio), becoming obsessed with one skin maker after another, but Insolence stood out. Armidi burst onto the scene late in the year and I completely abandoned Naughty Designs hair for their work. The jack-of-all-trades RaC ( now known as Laqroki) caught my attention with their silky hair textures, even though I thought their skins were overpriced. I discovered the joy that is Japanese mall sims, snapping up as many bargains as I could get my hands on. In short, I shopped ’til I dropped and loved every minute of it.

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From left to right: The first outfit is probably my all-time favorite. If I don’t know what else to wear, I dig out the folder labeled “Snuggly Black & Purple” and, voila, instant comfort and style. The outfit centers around clothing from Savvy? and Shop Seu, with accessories from Armidi, Illusions, Persenickety, PixelDolls, and Vertically Challenged. Savvy? shows up again in the next outfit, as well as Artilleri, Boing Fromage, Shiny Things, and Tres Blah. The bohemian look works well with clothing from Cubic Effect, Etch’D tattoos, shoes from G Field, and jewelry from Bare Rose and Shiny Things. The infamous Armidi supplied the jeans for the last look, and there’s also a tee from Gritty Kitty, shoes from Sculpties Up In Here, a Yummy bag, and an animated camera from LustyFen.

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In the summer of 2007, I met Siyu Suen, the mastermind behind Illusions (SLURL). It all started with a request for a custom mask and ended in a lasting friendship. I also began greeting at Illusions and I really couldn’t ask for a better job. It’s a gorgeous environment, the customers are amazing, and just look what I get to wear to work!

From left to right: The angel is decked out in Dark Eden gear, and wings from Illusions. The centaur has faun legs from Titania’s Court, armor from Random Inspirations, and a mask from Illusions. My Harlequin outfit features pieces from Illusions, clothing from LF, and a Nomine skin. I snuck in the last avatar (or I got inattentive sorting through so many snapshots!), it’s a modified Catty avatar from Sense with Etch’D tattoos – I could certainly wear it to work with one of Siyu’s cat masks, though!

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Muffin Decorations: DP YumYum

Hair and Armwarmers: Gritty Kitty
Eyes: Dernier Cri
Skin: Curio
Mask: Bare Rose
Jewelry: Violet Voltaire
Jacket and Skirt: Gris Gris
Top: Momo
Socks: Amerie’s Naughty
Belt and Shoes: Kari

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Location: Chakryn Forest (SLURL)

Hair: Armidi
Skin: Curio
Eyes: Dernier Cri
Glasses: Arai
Outfit: Bare Rose
Shoes: J’s

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Location: Pet Village Japan (SLURL)

Pets: Golden Hand
Hat: Barnes Boutique
Hair: Armidi
Eyes: Simtropia
Skin: Cake
Dress and Socks: Bare Rose
Bracelet: Le Zoo
Watch: GOS
Shoes: J’s

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Location: Potato Farm, The Wastelands (SLURL)

Hair: The Ginza from Armidi.
Skin: Sierra from Cake.
Eyes: Green Deep from Simtropia.
Scarf and Jackets: Inferno and Hell Fire Lady from BareRose.
Jumpsuit: Denim Cotton Jumpsuit from Armidi.
Gloves and Tattoos: Black Death and Exo from Etch’D.
Shoes: Asuka Boots from Lassitude & Ennui.

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Location: The Garden of Afterlife (SLURL)

Hair: Loveaffair from RaC.
Skin: Frecklexplosion Spring from Candy Flanagan (me!)
Eyes: Green Deep from Simtropia.
Outfit, Hat and Bag: Come to Me Fairily from BareRose.
Shoes: Vintage Short Boots from J’s.