End of Summer: Daytime Party Dresses

Pool Party
Pool Party

Even when something ends there´s always reason to celebrate. The fun we had, the lessons learnt or simply because it´s over and we are looking forward to better and bigger things.  

While some of you are looking forward to the cooler breezes of fall or the milder temperatures of spring, depending on your part of the world you can rejoice in varying degrees of coverage, from the bare minimum to the most socially acceptable.

RL weather affects the way some of us want to dress in SL, sometimes.

Your only accessory de rigueur? A blissfully happy tan that speaks of a wonderful past and the months of utter freedom. 

In the meantime, there´s still time to sleep under the moonlit, starry night, I hope! 🙂

Style Info:

The halter minidress above is cut deeply down the front and back. It ties around the neck sprouting down on a ¨T¨ all the way to the skirt with its spaghetti straps beginning at the shoulders.

Available in several different colors so you can find the exotic combination that better suits your skin tone.

FLRN Design – Alina Dress. Available at Sneak Peek until September 5th. Glamistry – Shoes. CERES Bracelet. HANDverk – Earrings. Hair by Mithral.

Fashion Clubbing
Fashion Clubbing

A sure winner.  The dress / shorts comes with a deeply cut ¨V¨ neckline and back baring shape. The upper part ends in an empire waist and flares open into a short culotte´s shape.

Available with color and print changing HUD in the yummiest of colors and comes with a fitted mesh version as well.

LaVian&C0 – Sweet Disposition Dress. Available at Sneak Peek until September 5th.  Maubray – Bracelet.  Yummy – Necklace. Hair by Entwined.

Family Affairs
Family Affairs

Finally an elegant short dress that is feminine and pretty and perfect for any occasion.  The dress comes with an incorporated slip and a guipure lace tulle overdress that is slightly transparent so it allows the slip and part of your legs to show through.

Scooped necked with 3/4 length sleeves and available in several lady like colors, from nude to slightly wilder.

The classical looking jewelry with semi-precious stones and gold is perfect for this kind of elegant silhouette and it´s also available in several colors.

MSS – Paisley White Lace Dress. Glint – Centerstone Chains & Beads Jewelry in Onyx. Both, available at Sneak Peek until September 5th.   Hair by Chemistry.

Tasmin Archer – Sleeping Satellite

(Climate change or the aborted mission to the moon?)

Have we got what it takes to advance?
Have we peak too soon?
If the world is so great
Then why does it scream under a blue moon?
We wonder why
If the earth’s sacrificed
For the price of it’s greatest treasure

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New, Elegant Gowns with Romantic Details

 

Midnight Run
When the Clock Strikes Midnight Run

Couture like dresses that feel like a  metaphorical travel thru the romantic novel of our past and the genesis of a new season.

I am writing this in the middle of a thunderstorm trying to conjure up images of a romantic novel ´s heroine, and yet instead I am  thinking that in my RL,  I  have not worn a gala gown in two years.

In SL, the truth is that other than for work, I have also not worn a gown for the exact amount of time. Perhaps my lives do intermingle one with the other or maybe there is indeed only one life independently of the partitions we may use.  In any case, it´s about time to go formal!

The elegant gowns above and below, although different, have one thing in common: The delicate intricacy of their details.

Style Info:

The gown above in a delicate textured fabric is riveted in guipure lace around its sweetheart strapless necklace, the deep thigh slit and all around its hem.

The lace is also found on the fabric that extends from one side and around the neck, making any other embellishment unnecessary.  Available in several very feminine colors.

Vero Modero – Creamy Angel Gown in Solmon.  Hair by Truth.

Party on the Outside
The Party´s on the Outside

A Grecian inspired mesh gown, that is elegantly imposing and strong.  Richly textured and one-shouldered, the gathered fabric opens into a side ruffle.

It sits very close to the body ending in an inverted tulip and with the fluidity of prims.

Athena Couture – Gabie Gown in Red. Available at Sneak Peek until September 5th.  Baiastice –  Bracelet. *gOD* – Champagne. Jumo – DeOrus Earrings.  Hair by Truth.

The Gem of Freedom
The Gem of Freedom

A super impressive gown that is feminine and elegant at the same time.  With a sweetheart strapless necklace, form fitting and flared from the mid-thigh.

The dress is full of very lavish lace details along its bodice.  The texture is rich and very luxurious.

It comes with a lace neck collar and flower attachments to wear on top of it and /or attached to your eye, monocle style. Available in several magnificent colors.

Vero Modero – Gem Gown in Purple.  Jumo – Jewelry. Hair by Lelutka.

All poses in this story courtesy of VITALIS ANIMATUM.

Ed Sheeran – Give me Love

 

 

Upgrading Your Wardrobe with Affordable Style

Luxurious Textures
Luxurious Textures

Nothing feels better than snatching a good quality item at a price we can afford. Even in SL!

One of these outfits is a group gift, another one is extremely well priced, one has added value that doubles its worth while yet another one extends its value by the use of separates.

Style Info:

The look and feel of printed suede makes the chemise style dress with 3/4 length sleeves (above) very luxurious and a pleasure to wear.

The glaucous under color is topped by a medium goldenrod print with laser cuts on the top in an abstract panther design.  The look is relaxed, fresh and a little bit subversive.

This dress in 3 different colors, will take you from shopping to the club or a date in a flash.

Extra Value: excellent workmanship, versatility of use, very stylish + Free for their VIP Group.

RAPTURE™ – Leilani VIP Gift in Bluff. Epoque – Bracelet.  .Shi – Ring + Hair. GoK – Vintage Earrings. Hucci – Boots. We´re Closed -Rug.

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Sensual Rocker
Sensual Rocker

While the previous outfit addresses many of your fashion needs during transition weather, the one above is meant for the serious rocker sensualist in you.

The skirt clings to the curves of your body (in this case Maitreya). It´s extremely high detailed and even shirred around its belt loops.  The style is almost cargo, but then it is topped by a strapless ultra sexy corset that is riveted in metal hardware (grommets and chains).

All black, but available with gold or silver hardware versions, the outfit also comes with sexy t-strap platform sandals with a link chain to match both versions.

Extra Value: Super sexy, high detailed outfit with separate items so you can double it´s use + the shoes are included!

LRD – Chained Dress + Shoes  (Gold Version) Available at this August Sneak Peek Round until September 5th.   .Shi – Jewelry. Hair by Entwined. Bazar – Artwork.

All The Gowns in The World
All The Gowns in The World

If you only need one gown, this would be the one to own.  The classically cut gown with its very low portrait neckline, is meant to be worn with the oversized flower stole.

This gown comes with literally ENDLESS options for color changing via a HUD to multiply the value of your Lindens. Careful though! The stole is not resizable, so make sure you try the demo first specially if you are wearing a mesh body.

Extra Value: Smooth classically cut formal gown. Silky textured. It offers more than 24 different color combinations. Did I mention it is super well priced?

LENNIE – Filipiniana – Gown. Available at Designer ShowCase. Jumo – Artsy Earring. + ring. Hair by Diva. 

The Shorts Have it!
The Shorts Have it!

In some parts of the world it is still summer time.  So, what do you wear to keep cool and go the extra mile?  A perfect set of well tailored shorts and a shirt that comes with a texture (not color) changing HUD to go from cotton to textured silk.

The shorts belt color can  be changed via HUD. The cut is EXTREMELY well made and it looks good and natural from all angles.  These items are sold separately so you can wear them also with what you already own. Both are available in different colors.

Extra Value: Beauty + high quality. They sell separately: buy the shirt or the pants or both.

Gizza – Mara Shorts + Safari Shirt both in Terracota + Oversized Cat Eye Sunglasses  with Floral Relief (worn on hand). Mandala – Bracelets.  ME – Gems DriftWood Earrings and necklace. ieQED – Ring set. Bazar – Artwork. Hair by Entwined. 

Jonny – Lang – A Quitter Never Wins