suit up!

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My first post of the new year – I hope you’ve had a lovely few weeks, whatever you’ve been up to, and that 2015 brings lots of good things to you all! Personally, I’ve had a lovely relaxing time and am returning fully refreshed and looking forward to getting this blog and my other projects fully rolling.

I couldn’t think of a better way to begin blogging this year than treating myself to these beautiful unisex 2-piece skirt-suits from A:S:S. There are three versions currently available (the third being navy blue) and each set comes with boob-ed and flat versions of the jacket-and-shirt combo, several sizes of each piece (I found it easy finding sizes that worked, but remember – demo, demo, demo!) and a HUD with options to texture the shirt and tie individually in a choice of 10 colours.

Unisex clothing seems hard to come by (at least that’s what I’m discovering so far) and cannot be easy to make, so finding work as gorgeous as this is truly heartening and inspiring.. and, at under L$300 each, I also think they’re an absolute steal!

Additionally, the shoes on Prot are by Thor and are also very versatile including, as they do, a HUD with options to texture 5 areas individually with a choice of 7 colours (and also an option of dark or light trim) – they scale down brilliantly, too, so I’m pretty sure they could fit on daintier feet if you so desire.

Finally, thank you to all of you who visit this blog – I love sharing the things I find and I really hope you enjoy me doing so too. Here’s to another year of fabulous fashion! 🍸

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Spaaace!

Spaaace
What’s your favourite thing about space?

Mine is space the futuristic fashion πŸ˜‰

Spaaace Close-up
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The inspiration for this post was seeing May Tolsen’s release for the current round of Kustom9 – ‘Space Friends‘ are so adorableΒ  that I knew I had to have some for my very own. These detailed original meshes are designed to be worn as attachments but I thought it would be fun to rez them for this post; I resized ‘My Home,’ (taking care to make a note of its original dimensions so I could return it back to its intended state once I was done) and I love the results!

Of course, setting up a space-themed post meant I got to shop for lots more cool stuff (not that I ever really need much of an excuse.) I stumbled across Nylon Popstar‘s leotards a little while ago and I knew they would be the perfect starting point for my outfit – there are 9 colours to choose from, each including 2 transparancy options, multiple layers and Phat Azz and Lolas appliers for only L$50 a pack. Hopefully the pictures speak for the amazing quality of the texture itself – it really is that shiny!

A search for space-y items on Marketplace returned these funky boots by Killer Cerise and I just had to have them: the style and texture is just so cute! I resized them slightly and used the alpha for my Slink feet rather than the one included as my legs are pretty small.. but that is the beauty of modifiable items, with just a little tinkering you can have them fit pretty much any shape you choose to be.

I found Olli Braveheart‘s hair store, LCKY, thanks to a fellow blogger and I’m now a big fan: the styles there are really something special and the colours in the packs are some of the loveliest I’ve seen. The one I’m wearing here is an older style which fitted perfectly under Dolce Blackflag‘s fab helmet – there are currently 15 discounted styles out in store sold in colour packs costing only L$50 each.

I’ve layered quite a lot of eye makeup for an ‘out of this world effect’ but the skin itself is a lovely dollarbie from the ever-fabulous MiaSnow (back in-world again, yay!): its lips were already a perfect match for my chosen outfit.

I hope you enjoy this look at least a little as much as I’ve enjoyed creating it!

Until next time,

❀

Credits

Clothing
Leotard: ‘Plastic Leotard (Orange)‘ – Popstar IndustriesL$50 (inc. opaque & transparent versions)
Tights: ‘Pabu Tights (Sky)‘ – UmeboshiL$50 – 5-colour pack
Boots: ‘Power Boots‘ – Rotten CherryL$250 (Marketplace)

Accessories
Helmet: ‘Helmet (Orange)‘ – GallacticL$150

Body
Hair: ‘Nazu (Flood)‘ – LCKYL$50 – 5-colour pack
Skin: ‘Ember Trend (Pale)‘ – MIA14L$1 – Dollarbie
Eyes: ‘Anime (Blue)‘ – CranberryL$0 – Past Hunt Gift
Lashes: ‘Tableau Lashes‘ – Cheap MakeupL$0 – Freebie (Marketplace)
Makeup Layer 1: ‘Basic Inner Eyeliner (Black)‘ – made by yours truly/not for sale
Makeup Layer 2: ‘Trindolyn Powder Makeup (Orange)‘ – no.7 (@Skin Fair – Sim 1) – L$200 – 12-colour pack
Makeup Layer 3: ‘Princess Star Blush (Blue)‘ – Adore&Abhor (@Skin Fair – Sim 3) – L$0 – Freebie, 11-colour pack
Makeup Layer 4: ‘Vivacious Eye Makeup (Turquoise)‘ – GlamorizeL$7 – 7-colour pack
Hands: β€˜AvEnhance Hands (Gesture)β€˜ – Slink – L$450
Nailpolish (Slink applier): ‘Galaxy‘ – A:S:SL$98 – 8-colour pack, toenail applier also included
Shape: β€˜Keriβ€˜ – Panda Punx – L$0 – Group Gift [Free to Join] (body slightly modified, more info here)

Decor
Texture: ‘Deep Space (Beyond)‘ [Full Perm] – Clutter for BuildersL$0 – Past VIP Group Gift [L$1000 to Join]
Planet/Spaceship: ‘Space Friends‘ – Tentacio (@Kustom9) – L$70ea – Gatcha*
(*modded and rezzed: ‘Home Alone’, ‘Seaquest Blue’ and ‘Apolo13 Green’ shown, others available)

Photo Tools
Pose (Main Pic): ‘Spread Your Wings and Fly Away (2M)‘ – HopScotchL$40
Pose (Close-up): ‘Scarlett3‘ – Diesel WorksL$0 – Freebie, 11-pose pack
Pose (Boots): ‘Nana_freebie‘ – oOo StudioL$0 – Freebie
Eye Position: β€˜Expression HUD v1.0β€˜ – AnyPose – L$0 – Freebie
Facelight: β€˜Light Lab v1β€˜ – Color Lab – L$0 – Freebie (Marketplace) (used in close-up only)
Windlight Setting: β€˜Raymond’s Brighter Day
Editing: GIMP, PicMonkey & Pixlr-o-matic

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