Well, no news here. Vitabela Dubrovna’s Vita’s Boudoir line has been getting a great deal of press of late, and no wonder…. looky what she can do! Her Dirty Faded dress is a marvelously textured, classic little dress with a fabulous silhouette—and one that happened to whisper to me that it wanted to funk it up. So here we go, ready for clubbing. And hello! the dress moves! If you’ve ever tried to dance in some of the couture out there, you know just what I mean…
…and who I mean.
The jacket, which is really a sort of fuzzy, high collared vest, is a generous former Group Gift from Mix and Match. The necklace is Naith Smit’s Rock’N’Rolla Chain. And Mandala’s Lotus Chain Bracelets and Hand Rings are so delicious I may never ever take then off! Boots are—what else?—the iconic Redgrave Biker Boot.
The other star of the show is LeLutka’s Silvio2 hair, a men’s selection that seemed custom made for this outfit. The asymmetrical razor cut follows the jaw line neatly and gives a fresh, young look to what could have otherwise been awfully conventional.
So…Huddle me, will ya, babes?
Skin: Pink Fuel <Skye> Milk Beestung
Hair: LeLutka Silvio2 Beach Blond
Eyes: Poetic Colors Summer Hayfield
Tattoo: Aitui Dire Sleeves/fresh
Dress: Vita’s Boudoir Dirty Faded
Jacket: Mix and Match fur jacket- white
Tights: Twosome Cozy Tights-Grey
Boots: Redgrave Girl’s Biker Boots-White
Necklace: Naith Smit‘s Rock’N’Rolla Chain
Piercings: Kanival Lip Pierce and Ear Pierce, modded (freebies)
Gloves: Fleur Gloves Medium Black
Bracelets: Mandala Lotus Chain Bracelet and hand ring
Location: Serenite Gardens
It’s ironic that I meant this blog piece to showcase the new Pink Fuel Skye Milk skin and then promptly proceeded to cover it all up, but the BBB (Beloved Brit Boy) made a prezzie of the Argrace jacket and cap since the weather was getting cooler and all, and what with the new release of the divine Coco Riding Boots…well, Angharad, my Corgi pup, and I soon found ourselves on the scenic Empress and Hierophant sims, herding up a few sheep and looking dewy in the morning mist.
The Pink Fuel Skye Milk series skins have been blogged several times before by others, but I wanted to add my bit because I’m simply mad for them, and for some very good reasons. They are the only skins I’ve found that even approach my beloved Curio skins, and believe me, I’ve seen a couple skins in my day.
Pink Fuel and Curio skins have a couple things in common that I find noteworthy. First, they both look *absolutely fabulous* in Default Windlight, unlike other skins. The Windlight presets are a godsend for photography, but I live in Second Life, and I want to look good all the time, not just in pictures.
And second, Pink Fuel and Curio skins have great expression and, well… *life* to the faces that’s missing in other skins. There are skins that approach the technical strengths of Pink Fuel and Curio, but all of them offer a bland, neutralized face that reminds me of the blank stare with which a Barbie doll looks out on the world. The Milk series faces are fresh, optimistic and hopeful; the beautiful Curio faces have a touch of poignancy to them….a world weariness if you will. I adore that.
The outfit consists of the new beautifully textured and detailed Argrace Traveler Coat with its own knit top, crowned by the Argrace Hunting Cap. Boom’s Fall Tweed Khaki trousers work perfectly for this job, and then, of course, there are the unparalleled Coco Riding Boots! I am a boot person and a texture freak, and this, my dears, is what a riding boot looks like!
Time for tea!
Jacket & top: Argrace Traveler Jacket-Olive green
Trousers: Boom Fall Tweed-Khaki
Cap: Argrace Hunting Cap
Scarf: Miel Thin Scarf-maroon
Bag: Cube Sugar Checkered Leather Bag
Earrings: Uzuri Quest Earrings
Boots: COCO RidingBoots-Two Tone
Welsh Corgi: A.I. Friend Golden Welsh Corgi
Belt: COCO WideBelt-Brown