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Dress Me Up Casual — by Ana Lutetia


Ana gave me my last dress up challenge of the year — and it was definitely no hardship! “Casual” she said! I actually adore casual dress, and that is usually what you’ll find me in when I’m out shopping/grid hopping. But, since those outfits don’t make it onto my blog very often, I’m delighted for the nudge!

If you thought Katat0nik only made those impossibly cute dresses, take another look! She also has a few wonderfully casual pieces that are a pleasure to wear. I adore the fabulous hoodies, with Kat’s original artwork. Yup — I have them in every single color. Kat’s having a store card sale right now — 50% off ’til Jan. 2. Now’s your chance to try out some of her designs. Check out her majorly generous freebies/dollarbies while you’re there ๐Ÿ™‚

Many, many thanks to everyone who participated in the dress me up challenge. I loved getting suggestions, and I loved looking at what everyone else came up with.ย  I’m feeling quite re-energized as we move into the New Year, and hope to do a lot of new and fun things at Magpie Metaverse in the coming year.

Hoodie: Katat0nik
Jeans: Desert Moon Clothiers (DMC) ~smoked jean
Gloves: Weber (713 Ayres) ~from the Axis Mundi Christmas Tree
Earrings: Silent Sparrow ~from the Skully Rock shirt
Skin: Belleza ~Belle
Hair: ETD [so sorry! can’t remember the name of the style]


December 31, 2008 Posted by | fashion, MV-SL-Fashion | Leave a comment

Dress Me Up in Latex — by London Spengler


Hi everyone! I’m trying to get back in the groove, but this week is still a holiday week for me ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m going to be closing out the “Dress Me Up” challenges this week. This has been a tremendously fun challenge — and I hope we can do it again sometime (after virtual wallets have recovered!). I’ve explored a lot of different styles and places outside my norm, and thoroughly enjoyed all the experiences.

London Spengler threw me one of my more challenging challenges —

I cannot avoid it, I have been looking for a latex victim and you are the one! *smiles*. Your mission, if you accept it, is going to Graves, choose whichever you like there, and wear it *smiles*.

Fortunately, she did direct me to a great latex designer — otherwise, I’d probably still be wondering around the grid looking for something to wear! Graves is a great place to acquire your first latex outfit (and quite a few subsequent ones as well!) They do stylish and well-crafted outfits — I don’t think you’d be disappointed with anything you picked up there!ย  [I confess that I already have a few other Graves outfits on my shopping list!]ย  Thanks, London!!

Latex Suit: Graves Corset Suit
Boots: Slink ~PVC Boots
Eyes: miriel
Hair: ETD Hayden Copper
Skin: Belleza ~Belle Pale Meow Rubies
Poses: Long Awkward Pose

December 29, 2008 Posted by | fashion, MV-SL-Fashion | 3 Comments

Fleur Allure Biba


So — here I sit in the Fleur men’s department, clicking on a christmas stocking every 3 mins. I’ve already received some very nice gifts — but I’m after the elusive limited edition Biba makeup. I’ve got about two more hours before I have to pack up and go home — so I have hope ๐Ÿ™‚

Meanwhile — I want to show you another of the amazing Biba makeups — recently released for the Allure line. I do adore this makeup, and missed owning the Vivant Biba skin. So, am delighted to see it back — new and improved.

Fleur Allure ~Truffle ~Biba 1

Hair by ETD
Scarf by Kyoot
Cardigan by [42]

December 24, 2008 Posted by | fashion, MV-SL-Fashion | Leave a comment

Dress Me Up Challenge #5b — Cajsa Lilliehook


For some reason, the print challenge was very, umm, challenging! So — when I saw this hunt gift, I snatched it up! The print is very cute, and the dress easy to wear. And — it took me to a really cute little shop I hadn’t seen before — not a lot of clothes there yet, but looks promising ๐Ÿ™‚

Dress: Cโ€™est la vie! ~Pucci dress
Shoes: Unique Needs ~Vengence Maryjanes
Earrings: Cailynโ€™s
Hair: ETD ~Jackie ~ Copper
Skin: Belleza ~Belle Pale Meows & Wine
Eyes: Miriel ~shallow end
Poses: Ana Lu

December 24, 2008 Posted by | fashion, MV-SL-Fashion | Leave a comment

Dress Me Up Challenge #5a — Cajsa Lilliehook


OK — ready for another challenge — this one from Cajsa Lilliehook:

You usually wear solids, I would like to see you in some colorful print – perhaps Rawr, Riviera Couture, Reale or Digit Darkes. I leave the design up to you, I just want to see some pucci wild poptastic prints.
[sorry, Caj — I overlooked the boot suggestion when putting this together — I’ll save that for another post!]

Caj is absolutely correct — I don’t wear prints much, in SL or RL. I’m not sure why, because I do enjoy looking at prints. I did find this to be one of my harder challenges! I checked out the suggested stores, but couldn’t quite find what I wanted, so I got some indirect advice from Caj thru a previous blog post — and went to check out Rahz. I bought this adorable print dress, and loved photographing it. I do need to warn you, however, that the belt and skirt may not play well with your AO or poses — and I would guess that dancing would be an issue.

All-in-all, I enjoyed playing with prints, and thought the look turned out well. I’m definitely going to try to work more prints into my future! (you might even see another one tomorrow…) Thanks for the suggestions, Caj ๐Ÿ™‚

Dress: Rahz ~ kyra dress
Boots: Shiny Things
Earrings: Artilleri
Bangles: Magpie
Hair: ETD ~Holly ~Copper
Skin: Belleza ~Belle Pale Mint Nudes
Eyes: Miriel ~shallow end
Poses: Reel Expression

December 23, 2008 Posted by | fashion, MV-SL-Fashion | 2 Comments

Dress Me Up Challenge #4 — Phire Zuhra


A new dress-me-up challenge from Phire Zuhra:

Ski bunny cuteness. There is a knit dress from [Y.M.X]pairs with one of the hats,with or without hair from 69. Woolen tights from Persona and one of the parfait skins from Fleur or something with an equally chilled pink cheek look.

I loved the specifics of this challenge, and thoroughly enjoyed exploring and shopping in some new places! Thanks for the challenge, Phire!

Dress: Y.M.X. ~nordic knit dress gray
Tights: persona ~woolen tights – pink
Boots: ETD ~heather boots ~berry
Necklace – flirt ~ Esprit De Neige Pendant (POE Hunt)
Hair/Hat : ::69:: ~Escape 03
Skin: Fleur ~Strawberry Trois Parfait 3
Eyes: Miriel ~shallow end
Poses: Reel Expression

December 22, 2008 Posted by | fashion, MV-SL-Fashion | Leave a comment

Sneak Peek #2 at the new Tuli Skin ~Kalista


Just time for another quick sneak-peek at the newly revamped S5 skin line from Tuli. The line is called Kalista, and is scheduled to be released today. I’m very excited to see this new line released! The S5 line is what I was wearing when I began my fashion blogging, and is an important part of my SL identity. I acquired a few choice makeups, and waited patiently for a sale so I could get more — only to realize that they had simply disappeared without me noticing! {gasp} But, now they are back, new and improved, with beautiful makeups. Thanks, Tuli ๐Ÿ™‚

December 20, 2008 Posted by | fashion, MV-SL-Fashion | Leave a comment

Sneak Peek — New Tuli Skin ~Kalista


This is going to be really quick — here’s a sneak peek of the gorgeous new Tuli Skin that will be released tomorrow — Kalista.ย  It is no secret that I’m a huge fan of Tuli skins, and this one doesn’t disappoint! More details later, but I couldn’t resist this little tease! Fabulous work, Tuli — and thanks for letting me get a sneak peek ๐Ÿ™‚

December 19, 2008 Posted by | fashion, MV-SL-Fashion | 2 Comments

Dress Me Up Challenge #3b — Candy Flanagan


Here’s part 2 of the Wastelands look, based on Candy Flanagan’s challenge to me~ As I was wondering around Happy Bivouac (by this time, I was checking out their main store), I spied this interesting “engineer’s skirt”. I can’t explain it — I have no idea if it is based on a real garment or is an imaginative creation — but I had to have it! Its all straps and pouches, and completely fun!ย  The piece is based on the system skirt layer, so has a few of the movement issues that system skirts have (altho’, because of the design, they seem barely noticeable) — but is also very versatile for layering with other clothing or tattoos.

Thanks to Candy for a very entertaining challenge!

Top: K & Co
Pants: GiGi Couture
Engineer’s Skirt: Happy Bivouac
Armwarmers: Argyle
Boots: Lassitude & Ennui
Bangle: Philotic Energy
Cuff: Katat0nik
Eyes: Miriel ~shallow end
Hair: Philotic Energy ~Shelby ~Flame
Skin: Gala Phoenix ~Curio~ Opaline-Carbon
Poses: Reel Expression

December 19, 2008 Posted by | fashion, MV-SL-Fashion | 1 Comment

Grimly Skirts — by Silent Sparrow


I know I promised you part 2 of the post-apocalyptic fashion show — but, it will have to wait ’til tomorrow, ’cause I left the unprocessed pictures on my computer at home. But — this one has been languishing in my queue too long anyway!

You know how you can put on a pixel outfit, and it just “feels” great? This was one of those outfits for me. I could live in this. All the pieces in this look are great — but I built the whole thing around this new-ish release from Silent Sparrow — the Grimly skirt. I’ve been looking for an all-purpose black skirt for a long time — and this is the perfect wardrobe staple. Of course, it is the high quality we expect from Hya — and each package comes with 4 different skirts, so you’ve got all your bases covered. I’m thinking I’m going to buy this skirt for my alt and just change her shirt every once in a while!ย  The skirts are fabulously affordable, and really should be in every fashionista’s wardrobe!

I’ve long been a fan of Allegory Malaprop’s skelebeater — but when I saw this sepia-toned one, I had to run as quickly as I could to pick it up. Same goes for these engineer boots. And the skins from [42], and ….

Shirt: Schadenfreude ~Haunted Skelebeater [fantasma hunt]
Skirt: Silent Sparrow ~grimly skirt ~lush ~punky
Socks: Katat0nik ~tintable striped socks
Boots: Jโ€™s Engineer Long Boots [group gift]
Jewelry: Bliensen + MaiTai ~Industrial Revolution
Skin: [42] freebie skin pale
Hair: ETD ~Tasha ~copper
Shape: Magpie ~Ellery
Eyes: Miriel ~shallow end
Poses: Reel Expression

December 18, 2008 Posted by | fashion, MV-SL-Fashion | Leave a comment