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!

Candy's Dandy Lookbook #6

Still getting winter out of my system. The coat from Riddle is limited, only 100 pieces available – there were only 30 left when I got mine!

Wearing (Candy Flanagan):
Hat and Hair and Shoes: Surf Co.
Skin: Imagen
Eyes: Dernier Cri
Jacket: Riddle (Limited edition – SL Daily Deals.)
Shirt: Fri.day
Necklace: Yummy
Jeans: Zaara

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”!

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!

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.

blast from the past - outfits 003

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.

blast from the past - outfits 006

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!

armidi 001

armidi 002

Hair: The Individual from Armidi.
Eyes: Green deep natural eyes from Simtropia.
Skin: Sierra from Cake.
Top: Classic Loose Tank from Armidi.
Pants: Metallic Tights from Armidi.
Bag: Fanny Pack EXTREEEME!!! from Yummy.
Shoes: Autumn Sculpted Sneaker from Sculpties Up in Here.

armidi 003

Hair: The Soho from Armidi.
Eyes: Green deep natural eyes from Simtropia.
Skin: Sierra from Cake.
Top: Under My Umbrella Tee from Armidi.
Pants: A001 Jeans [Dirty Classic] from Armidi.
Shoes: Green/Vellow Sculpted Sneaker from Sculpties Up in Here.

armidi 004

Hair: The Soho from Armidi.
Eyes: Green deep natural eyes from Simtropia.
Glasses: Fi Umo Sunglasses from Armidi.
Skin: Sierra from Cake.
Dress: French Cut Bodi Dress from Armidi.
Belt: Courtney Buckled Belt from Armidi.
Bag: Gordie Leather Bag from Armidi.
Shoes: Vidalia Pump from Armidi.

armidi 005

Hair: The Valley Girl from Armidi.
Eyes: Green deep natural eyes from Simtropia.
Skin: Sierra from Cake.
Dress: Sequined Midsummer Night Dress from Armidi.
Shoes: Vidalia Pump from Armidi.

armidi 006

Hair: The After Party from Armidi.
Eyes: Green deep natural eyes from Simtropia.
Skin: Sierra from Cake.
Top: Classic Cashmere Turtleneck from Armidi.
Pants: Metallic Tights from Armidi.
Shoes: Checkered S001 Shoe from Armidi.