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Jewelry Expo: Flirt & New Skin from RockBerry


I’m so excited to bring you three great items today! Before we get to the jewels, let me tell you about this skin. This beautiful face is the latest release from RockBerry, named Willow. This is a young, fresh face that I really love. As usual, its a bargain — 6 makeups for 800L. You can see the rest of the makeups on Heather’s blog.

On to the jewels! Today, I’m wearing two sets of earrings from one of my new favorite designers — Skinkie Winkler of ~flirt~.  Skinkie and I are practically neighbors over on the original Juicy sim, but I just had the pleasure of meeting her for the first time at the Jewelry Expo and can tell you that she is a lovely person who is very dedicated to her art.

The top pics feature the earrings from the Hearts & Diamonds collection — I fell in love with this collection as soon as I saw it. The sculpty hearts are beautifully textured, and the shape is very flattering. One of the things I love about this earring is that it is able to make a significant visual statement without taking over the outfit. I find jewelry in SL to be very challenging in this way. Small, delicate work is often hard to see and appreciate. Anything too big starts to look a little odd and out of scale.  This earring is “just right”! I’m wearing the metal earrings — scripted for resizing and texture change [12 different metals!] There are also pieces in this collection that use semi-precious stones, with a similar array of scripted choices. This is a classic set I’ll be wearing again, and again.

The second set of earrings are probably not what I would call classic, but are out there on the edge of contemporary jewelry design. Skinkie’s newest collection is called “Fragile” — and is a fabulous fusion of glass and metal. I know it is difficult to appreciate the transparency of the glass in this photo. Fortunately for you, Skinkie offers demos of her pieces so you can so it for yourself in real life.  There are many pieces to this collection, and I hope I’ll get a chance to collect them all. But, even a single piece like these earrings, can really make a statement.

To see these photos a little bigger, be sure to click thru to my flickr stream, and view the large size!

Earrings: ~flirt~ | hearts & diamonds | fragile
Skin: Rockberry ~Willow Light F and E
Hair: ETD ~ Carolyn | Peppy
Eyes: Miriel ~shallow end
Poses: Reel Expression


October 7, 2008 - Posted by | fashion, MV-SL-Fashion

1 Comment »

  1. […] her full review here and make sure to check out her shop too – as coincidence goes she even has a lovely […]

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