Kingston’s Style Diary

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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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Review: Girls Night In with 5th & Oxford, LeLutka and WTW


This past Saturday evening was ‘Girls Night In’ with Luna Jubilee (above left) and Strawberry Singh (above right). We got rid of the boys by encouraging them to organize an all night poker tourney over at Ranger‘s house. The beer would be flowing, the chips falling and the Ricky Martin tunes would be blasting enough that we wouldn’t hear from them for quite some time.

We picked up a ton of 80’s movies – Dirty Dancing, Footloose, Moonstruck, Pretty in Pink, The Princess Bride … and Strawberry insisted on Pride & Prejudice. I took the bag with the flicks from her as we left Blockbuster and stashed P&P under her passenger side seat. It’s rented on her card and I’m okay with that.

We ate cookie dough and did one anothers hair, nails and makeup during our movie marathon. Luna kept the night rowdy as the mixologist. And once all the movies were done we ordered in some live entertainment. I’ve just got to cross my fingers and pray that Ranger never notices that all the one-dollar bills are missing from our swear jar.

Hope you all had a great weekend!

Photographer: Strawberry Singh
Poses: Photos 1 & 3: Long Awkward Pose by Dove Swanson; Photo 2: Storin by Annah Whitfield
Backdrop: The Loft: Fairview Bedroom set by Colleen Desmoulins

For store locations, see SLurls page.

ON LUNA
“I wanted something girlie so I went with a pastel color and frilly.”

Body:

  • Skin: Exodi: Tone-Dove, Skin Collection-Lily, Name-Sunny Day – LtBrow, By Ryker Beck
  • Hair: TRUTH: Candice, Patinum, by Truth Hawks

Outfit:

  • Undergarments: LeLutka: Nicola, Peachpuff, by Thora Charron

ON STRAWBERRY
“I chose 5th & Oxford ‘cause I wanted something comfy to lounge around in but still wanted to feel sexy … and Little Miss is just that”.

Body:

  • Skin: Dutch Touch: Jolie, CafeNoir, Dark Red Lips CS2 Freckles by Iki Ikarus *Not yet released*
  • Hair: TRUTH: Makenzie, Espresso by Truth Hawks

Outfit:

  • Undergarments: 5th & Oxford: Little Miss, Black by Roslin Petion

ON KINGSTON
“This cute little flimsy negligée was only L$1. Quality plus value. Can’t beat that”.

Body:

  • Skin: LeLutka: Eclat, Dark by Minnu Palen
  • Hair: Tiny Bird: Gattina, Dragees by Autumn Hykova

Outfit:

  • Undergarments: WTW: ver11 sp 2 by tomoe Zenovka

Accessories:

  • Manicure/Pedicure: SINdecade: Nail Polish Set by Trin Trevellion
Body:
Skin: Dutch Touch – Jolie – CafeNoir – DarkRedLips CS2 Freckles by Iki Ikarus (to be released soon)
Hair: TRUTH Makenzie – espresso by Truth Hawks

Outfit:
Sleepwear: (5th&Oxford) Little Miss – BLACK by Roslin Petion

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GIA Style Card: Turn the Other Cheek

Gorean fashion tends to be very specialized for roleplay purposes. Designers of the Haven Designs brand have created a portfolio of products that undoubtedly appeal to dedicated roleplayers, but to mainstream audiences as well. With alluring, and at times revealing, clothing items – tunics, dresses, silks, lingering and jewellery.

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For store locations, see SLurls page.

Body

  • Skin: Dutch Touch: Dune, Cocoa, Azul by Iki Ikarus
  • Hair: Tiny Bird: Girl Anachronism, Black Bean by Autumn Hykova
  • Tattoo: Garden of Ku: Absolom by danel Kurosawa

Outfit

  • Tunic: Haven Designs: SA-Fora, Ocean by Avery Jie
  • Feet: SLink: Barefeet Beady by Siddean Munro

Accessories

  • Necklace and Bracelets: Ume Mode: Colorful Necklace & Bracelets by Umeko Shan
  • Earrings: LeLutka: Natural Stone Earrings, Lucid by Miabella Foxley

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GIA Style Card: Daughter of Oshun


For GLANCE International Agency
» Part of the summer wedding series

Your love engulfs me
As the harmattan overwhelms the heat
I will pledge a thousand favours to the wind
To courier my voice to your ears

Adumaradan, come close to me
So you can behold the honour of my presence

Since the day I set eyes on you
Since the day I had a glimpse of your beauty
Your love has ridden me like a horse of wild winds
I cannot sleep; repose is far from my eyes

Adumaradan, come close to me
So you can behold the honour of my presence

Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping.
For only the hands of Life can contain your hearts.
And stand together, but not too near together:
For the pillars of the temple stand apart,
And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.

— Niyi Osundare (excerpt from Adumaradan*)
* Translation Yoruba for “one whose blackness is the beauty of her skin”

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For store locations, see SLurls page.

Body:

  • Skin: CHAI Skins: Nova Beta Skin, Tone 8 by Launa Fauna *Not yet available

Outfit:

  • Turban: Ce Cubic Effect: Bohemian Glow, White by mirai Jun
  • Wedding Dress: Casa Del Shai: The Tulip Dress by Shai Delacroix

Accessories:

  • Earrings and Necklace: LeLutka: Grace Set by Miabella Foxley
  • Bangles (left wrist): ICoN: BC Bangles (from BC Necklace set) by junko Otsuka
  • Bangles (right wrist): Calla: Pearl Wrap Bracelet, Pearl by Haedon Quine *No longer available
  • Nails: Love Soul: Prim Nails, Malama, Purple by BlueStarRUI Villota

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GIA Style Card: Summer Fling

@ GLANCE International Agency:

At the first hopeful sign of sunlight – an indication of the approaching warm summer months – browbeaten citizens, begin to shed the multiple layers required to tolerate the Winter months. Dreary April showers have barely subsided before many can be colourfully seen, bare-shouldered in tank top straps, leg-loving capris or with manicured toes exposed in thongs.

Though Second Life™ is not limited or driven by the influence of the seasons, the parallel has been drawn within the fashion community as some designers cater to the standard and traditional season-driven product releases.

When I think of “summer” attire for Second Life wanderings, one of the places that immediately comes to mind is Twosome by Shelby Wrangler and Visa Volare. Their fun and frisky clothing collection is always colourful, light-hearted and geared for mix-and-match practicality.Comfortably sexy and simple sophistication is the look inspired by today’s Style Card, which began with Twosome’s Frilly Summer thing, a flimsy sheer top (including bikini top and bottoms) that transforms into a breezy babydoll dress.

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For store locations, see SLurls page.

Body:

  • Skin: LeLutka: London Tan by Minnu Palen
  • Hair: Gritty Kitty: Hoke-Troika, Brown by Noam Sprocket

Outfit:

  • Shirt: Twosome: Frilly Summer Thing by Visa Volaire
  • Pants: Zaara: Soul Curry Capris (from Soul Curry outfit), Saffron/Olive by Zaara Kohime
  • Shoes: ETD: Hampton Wedge, Ivory by Elikapeka Tiramisu

Accessories:

  • Earrings: JUNK: Belly Dancer Earrings by Koge Cleaver
  • Necklace: Lucas Lameth (luc) Fashion Jewelry: Her Prayer Rosary, Onyx/Wood by Lucas Lameth
  • Bangles (left wrist): Shiny Things: Ruma Bangles, Silver by Fallingwater Cellardoor
  • Bangles (right wrist): Boing Fromage: Random Bangles by elka Lehane
  • Ring: Shiny Things: Florina Ring, Silver by Fallingwater Cellardoor
  • Nails: Love Soul: Starry Sky, Emerald prim nails by BlueStarRUI Villota

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