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GIA Style Card // Getting Over Winter

Ever notice that at the first glimpse of a ray of sun – a sign of somewhat temperate weather ahead – those who have endured winter’s harsh grip shed the cozy layers and bare their skin, despite  the lingering cold?

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All Poses: /GEEZ/ by Grazia Horwitz (from the “Deep Breath” set)

For store locations, see SLurls page.

Body:

  • Skin: :: DUTCH TOUCH ::SjORs:: Coffee – iLinerWine by Iki Ikarus (Dutch Touch)
  • Hair: Maitreya – Loose Bun Blacks Pack by Onyx LeShelle

Clothing:

  • Outfit: (Elate!) Penelope (Red/White) by Kellie Iwish (Elate)
  • Shoes: BodyMix Rosalie blueblack Leather boots by MermiXa Mixmaster (BodyMix)

Accessories:

  • Sunglasses: YV – DILARA – OVERSIZED SUNGLASSES – [PACK] by Yvette Vultee (YV)
  • Scarf: [LeeZu!] Miss Mara Scarf /ethno mint by Leezu Baxter (LeeZu)
  • Earrings: Zaara : Tarika Turquoise Earrings by Zaara Kohime (Zaara)
  • Bangles, Nails, Ring: [MANDALA]TAKARA Bangle/RED Fur,leather, Nail & ring by kikunosuke Eel (Mandala)
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GIA Style Card // Diva on a Dime

Complete look: L$95. Thanks to the plethora of high quality designer freebies and cheapies out there, you don’t have to be the SL equivalent of Elizabeth Taylor to look good. Update group and in-store freebies, hunts, discerning newbie areas and store sales can hold all the style elements that a frugal fashionista may need to stock her wardrobe.

Movements like the hugely popular Fifty Linden Fridays coordinated by OMGWTF Barbecue, have further established support for affordable, quality products.

Thank you to all the designers who contribute to Fifty Linden Fridays, the Gnubie Store, hunts, sales and who offer regular update group gifts!

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All Poses: [glow] Studio by Anemysk Karu (from the “Deep Breath” set)

For store locations, see SLurls page.

Body:

  • Skin: [LeLutka]-IFEdark-MIST(D Brows) by Minnu Palen (LetLutka)
    Update Group Gift – February 28, 2010
    L$0
  • Hair: >TRUTH< Jess [freebie] (shown in espresso) by Truth Hawks (TRUTH)
    Truth Hair (106, 85, 25)
    L$0

Outfit:

  • Dress: ZC : 6 Mrinali *pistachio* by Zaara Kohime (Zaara)
    ICON Lifestyle Fashion District Hunt – ends April 10, 2010
    L$0
  • Shoes: [0N] flip-flops YELLOW by Mai Runo (Zero Number)
    Drowsy sim fair (Summer 2009) – No longer available/store closed
    L$0

Accessories:

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Total outfit cost: L$95

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GIA Style Card // All Play. No Work.


Reconnect with your carefree and playful side with Whippet & Buck’s newest release, the Lesley Playsuit. Informally sophisticated, the short pantsuit is a must-have for every sassy “play girl” and is complimented by the lightly toussled Nantes hairstyle from Tiny Bird.

All Poses: Long Awkward Pose by Dove Swanson (from the “MS1-Runway” set)

For store locations, see SLurls page.

Body:

  • Skin: [KA] SKINS BARDOT-Zuri Mahagony/ Make Up 04 by Kira Ahn (KA Designs)
  • Hair: Tiny Bird – Nantes – Blacks [shown: Warm Black] by Autumn Hykova (Tiny Bird)

Outfit:

  • Suit: [W&B] Lesley Playsuit REVOLVER by Twiggy Shippet (Whippet & Buck)
  • Shoes: fri. – Basic Flats (Aqua) by Jolie Monday (friday)
  • Socks: VITAMEN Men’s SocksGarter by vitamen Hax (Vitamen) *No longer available*

Accessories:

  • Earrings: DECO – Memories Earrings BOXED by Orchid Zenovka (Deco)
  • Necklace: (Yummy) Found Charms Necklace by Polyester Partridge (Yummy)
  • Bangles (left): Zaara : Pallav clear bracelets by Zaara Kohime (Zaara)
  • Bangles (right): EarthStones Tarnished Gypsy Bangles – Silver/Berry (EarthStones)

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GIA Style Card // The Storyteller


Storytelling is a timeless art form – an complex mixture of song, chant, music, parable and poetry. In African and Caribbean culture, The accomplished storyteller was a revered and auspicious figure in his or her community since the oral tradition is an interactive form of entertainment that engages the speaker and all the listeners on varying levels.

In honour of Black History Month as observed in Canada and the United States, today’s styling pays homage to the Afrocentric storyteller, dressed in a traditional frock for more formal occasion – poised to recount the tale of how the famed trickster Anansi (the spider) got all his stories:

Once there were no stories in the world. The Sky-God, Nyame, had them all. Anansi went to Nyame and asked how much they would cost to buy.

Nyame set a high price: Anansi must bring back Onini the Python, Osebo the Leopard, the Mmoboro Hornets, and Mmoatia the dwarf.

Anansi set about capturing these. First he went to where Python lived and debated out loud whether Python was really longer than the palm branch or not as his wife Aso says. Python overheard and, when Anansi explained the debate, agreed to lie along the palm branch. Because he cannot easily make himself completely straight a true impression of his actual length is difficult to obtain, so Python agreed to be tied to the branch. When he was completely tied, Anansi took him to Nyame.

To catch the leopard, Anansi dug a deep hole in the ground. When the leopard fell in the hole Anansi offered to help him out with his webs. Once the leopard was out of the hole though he was bound in Anansi’s webs and was carried away.

To catch the hornets, Anansi filled a calabash with water and poured some over a banana leaf he held over his head and some over the nest, calling out that it was raining. He suggested the hornets get into the empty calabash and, when they obliged, quickly sealed the opening.

To catch the dwarf he made a doll and covered it with sticky gum. He placed the doll under the odum tree where the dwarfs play and put some yam in a bowl in front of it. When the dwarf came and ate the yam she thanked the doll which of course did not reply. Annoyed at its bad manners she struck it, first with one hand then the other. Anansi captured her.

Anansi handed his captives over to Nyame who rewards him with the stories, which now become known as Anansi stories or Anansesem.

All Poses: Diesel Works by Rogan Diesel (from the “Diva” set)

For store locations, see SLurls page.

Body:

  • Skin: :: DUTCH TOUCH ::SjORs:: Coffee – iLinerWine by Iki Ikarus (Dutch Touch)
  • Hair: Tukinowaguma Rocca Ebony by KateForster Akina (Tukinowaguma)

Outfit:

  • Dress: KANAVAL VA RETOURNER DRESSCHARITY VENDOR by Cutea Benelli (Grim Bros.) *No longer available; Red Cross+Haiti fundraising exclusive

Accessories:

  • Necklace: -= UZURI =- Enkai Necklace by Bella Bombast (UZURI)
  • Earrings: *KC* Square *GOLD* Bamboo Earrings (Double) (LD) by Kimberly Casanova (KCD)
  • Bangles: DS Wood Bangles Light (BOXED) by Polly Pavlova (The Body Politik)

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GIA Style Card // Roots Gyal

All Poses: Diesel Works by Rogan Diesel (from the “Piper” set)

For store locations, see SLurls page.

Body:

  • Skin: .:Twilythula:. TaLula/Ocean/Dark by Twilythula Sorbet (Twilythula)
  • Hair: UPRISING Saxham by jc Maven (UPRISING)

Outfit:

  • Tank and Skirt: :bijou: moveon[Rasta] by Kotobuki Jewell (bijou)
  • Shoes: Maitreya Gold – Shanti Dark-Ecru by Beauvoir Rousselot & Onyx LeShelle (Maitreya)

Accessories:

  • Earrings: Zaara : Hiral Shell Earrings by Zaara Kohime (Zaara)
  • Necklace: TikiTattoo Jewel – Beach Irie necklace by Hatzfeld Runo (Tiki Tattoo)
  • Bangles (left): TikiTattoo Jewel – BeachLace – bracelet by Hatzfeld Runo (Tiki Tattoo)
  • Bangles (right): TikiTattoo Jewel – Babylon – bracelet by Hatzfeld Runo (Tiki Tattoo)

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