Browsing articles from "October, 2008"
Oct
30

*Review* Designing Nicky Ree – Spider Set

By Luna Jubilee  //  Clothing  //  No Comments

Designing Nicky Ree is a fav design houses of mine due to her ability to create a “core” product and then give it many unique looks or styles.  She sent over one of her latest designs called “Spider”.  I received the Queen and Princess set combo.  Its the pack that is loaded with all the elements.  You can purchase this as the full set (shown) or in smaller sets.

I’m really amazed that the full set comes with so many pieces.  Sure, large ballgown, tutu, gloves, princess skirt, hat, collar, sleeves, etc. but the skirt selection is really where its at … The skirts come in an opaque or translucent variety.  When working on the pic for this post, I was trying to show each of the elements. In doing so, I found more and more styles to create just by mixing or combining the skirt elements of opaque to translucent.

What a perfect gown or dress or fun tutu to own for the Halloween season. The entire gown is covered in spiders and cobwebs.  If you look closely at the tights, the same graphics are repeated along the legs. The low open front is really the show stopper with its open cobweb design and spider.  The hat is translucent with a spider on the rim – way cute!

 

Products used: Maitreya, Tuli, Cake.

Oct
29

*Review* :: DUTCH TOUCH :: Skins Indie

By Luna Jubilee  //  Skins  //  No Comments

Ever just “swoon” over something and immediately own? That’s how I felt about Iki’s newest skins.  :: DUTCH TOUCH :: Skins Indie is the new collection out today for sale.  Iki was way way sweet for sending them my way even before they were out.  Last time, I had a reader slightly upset that I posted skins before they out for sale. This time, lesson learned, I waited ;)  Oh ‘nuf rambling. Why did I swoon over these skins? What makes them so diff from others? First, its the diversity for Dutch Touch.  The prior skins were more “sweet and innocent”.  These are more me – not-so-innocent.  *grin* I really have to applaud Iki for going beyond the usual for her and diving into new territory. This is what keeps designers fresh in my mind when I go shopping. Finally, more selection in skin shopping! I feel pigeoned-holed when looking for skins due to wanting a sunkissed tone  Not here, the tones are excellent – it was more difficult to select what ones to show!  This is rare, but I really can wear more than just one or two of the offered shades.  Sure, there is a good range, the tones aren’t so drastically apart that its “odd” to wear a lighter or darker shade. Second, its Dutch Touch – duh! I really do think this store has plenty for everyone – clothing, skins, eyes, lashes and all sorts of styles.  Regardless if you choose Indie or any of her other excellent skins, these skins have that flexibility and flair that really partner well with the clothing Iki has created over the year or so.

Skins are my thing. I know skins are insanely tricky to create and then to be unique from the designers own collection and then from other designers.  Wow! Seriously, “Indie” does just that with the colored eye makeup and slightly pouty lip without an overdone effect with the lip color.

The skin is packaged with several different eye colors (some shown here), lashes and 3 different skins for brow options.  Indie is worth every linden! 

:: DUTCH TOUCH ::

Bikini is also Dutch Touch. Hair-ETD.

Oct
25

{Mashup} Bows Galore!

Here’s a fashion trend that is making some strides, no pun intended, in footwear.  Its the classic bow.  Over the course of just a few short months, we have seen many shoe and hair designers add this femnine yet simple embellishment.  Since I’ve been living in and blogging my bow hairstyles, I decided to show off some of the bow shoes I have in inventory. 

The first pair is from Shiny Things.  A few days ago, I saw a “coming soon” sign at the store with a teaser pic.  This is what spurred this mashup.  I realized that this bow thing isn’t just a few of my favorite designers but a growing trend.  Another positive, the color (purple) was really the closest match for my pink jacket from Seu. Adding a classic heel to a fairly casual jeans and zip-up outfit can really add that soft feminine quality that I just love.

Second is the cutest pair that I have literally shared with my friends – who all now own a pair if not two.  This pair is from Kookie.  This designer is stealing the footwear scene with this adorable shoe.  It comes in a menagerie of colors.  Of course, I have most of them as they are all those muted gem tones, or ruby colors as I call them. This pair, just like the Shiny Things pair, works so well with a long woolly sweater and jeans.  Can’t get enough of the comfy classics for the fall season (that is if you live in the northern hemi).

Lastly and certainly not least is one of my funnest and funkiest pair of stilettos.  These are apart of the newest creations from the outrageously talented mind of Canimal.  When I first saw these on her flickr stream, I instantly needed, not wanted but needed, them.  They are so off from my usual typical shoe.  They have mini skulls but still have all the elements I adore. From the frilly edging to the bow, its a great shoe. 

With the Shiny Things and Canimal shoe, there is another trend – scripting color change.  With a simple click, the color can change. Its like owning a fat pack with just one shoe.  Canimal took this to the next level by allowing the change of the shoe pattern to removing the bow.  Each of the designers’ shoes are a welcomed addition to my wildly growing collection of bow’d shoes.  The only issues are: What shoes to wear and then what color bow.  What a dilemma!!

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Oct
25

*Review* ..::MAI::.. Sunset Tan Sylar Vol.3 Skin

By Ranger Theas  //  Men's Fashion  //  No Comments

I’m really diggin’ this skin that MiraSonia Demina of MAI sent me.  Just like Luna, I have a very critical eye.  I like to experience the skin with different lighting. If a skin doesn’t always look good, I won’t wear it. Its that simple.  I have yet to find a “bad” light for this skin. It looks great no matter what is worn or in what type of lighting.  Looking over the skin quality, checking for seam and accuracy, I found no flaws.  Its hard to match and blend along seam lines. MiraSonia paid careful attention to so many things on this design as well as those seams making them flawless.  The tones are even excellent.  This on is a Sunset Tan.  Its incredible. Also, she sent over a couple of eyes.  The ones shown here are Glamour Hazel Eyes.  I think I keep these for my everyday!! I really recommend anyone to check out MAI.

MAI

Products Used: Brief Encounter.