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Newness from Old Friends


I’m pleased to show you some newness from two old friends — favorites from my earliest days in SL. I’m wearing the terrific new skin from the newly-named 5th & Oxford. The first skins I owned were from Tete a Pied — and I’ve enjoyed their work thru many incarnations. I’m delighted to see the development of these skins. I love the hand-drawn quality, but appreciate the more defined, realistic shadings I’m seeing in “Audrey”. I absolutely can’t wait to see what comes along next from 5th & Oxford.

The outfit is from the always-amazing Silent Sparrow. I never cease to marvel at the well-done, realistic textures in Silent Sparrow creations — the corset on this Bunting Suite just blows me away. This is actually the current lucky chair offering — so, if you’re a member of the Silent Sparrow update group, you’ve got a chance to get this for free! (many, many thanks to Achariya for tp’ing me over to get mine… would you believe that the next letter to come up after me was “A”?) If you’re having an unlucky day, or just can’t wait — you can purchase the set right next to the lucky chair.

Outfit: Silent Sparrow
Choker: Violet Voltaire (tinted)
Necklace: Lucas Lameth Fashion Jewelry
Earrings: Ephemeral Creations
Boots: Slink
Skin: 5th & Oxford ~ Audrey
Hair: Diversity Hair ~ Nikita (tinted)
Eyes: Miriel (no longer available)
Poses: Reel Expression


July 25, 2009 Posted by | fashion, MV-SL-Fashion | Leave a comment



This easy summer look is from a new-to-me store, Uzuri. This store seems to have a little bit of everything — ethnic jewelry, clothes, skins and eyes. The clothing offerings are a little slim yet, but this dress is just adorable. I love the African print, and the sculpted skirt is short enough not to have problems with my AO. Its the perfect, easy dress to slip on for a summer day or night! (available in various colors)

I really enjoyed looking at Uzuri’s jewelry. They have lovely, chunky, ethnic pieces that can make a statement. I’m including a few extra pics below to show a few more pieces — and also to give you a sense of scale. I’d love to see this designer use demos and/or more posters to give an idea of the scale of these pieces — some of it is quite chunky, which is good to know before making a purchase 🙂 These pieces are definitely part of my own style — and I thought they showed careful craftsmanship.

Uzuri had a few freebies (clothes and jewelry) at the store yesterday when I visited, and I heard a rumor that there is a group joining gift. So, be sure to go give them a visit if you haven’t been there yet!

(click the pictures to go to my flickr and get a super-close-up)

First Photo

Dress: Uzuri
Shoes: ETD ~Buckle Ballet Flats
Tattoo: Avatar Tattoo
Necklace & Earrings: Uzuri
Bracelets: Magpie
Hair: Truth ~ Jasmine
Skin: Tuli ~Hope
Eyes: Miriel (now closes)
Poses: Torrid Wear

Second Photo

Jewelry: Uzuri
Shirt: Dawning Concept
Skin: Tuli ~ Hope
Hair: ETD ~ Janae
Eyes: Miriel
Poses: Imperial Elegance

July 19, 2009 Posted by | fashion, MV-SL-Fashion | Leave a comment

‘Til We Meet Again <3


I’ve had these pictures sitting on my hard drive, ready to blog, for several days now, debating exactly what to do with them. Just as I finished processing the pictures, the designer, SarahTheRed Aurbierre announced that she was leaving SL. She is devoting her time and energies to her RL art, and I send her best, best wishes for that. I understand her need to draw a hard line against the beautiful distraction that SL can be.

Although I don’t generally like to blog significant parts of a look that are no longer available for purchase, I decided I did want to share these pieces with you, and honor the fresh spirit that I loved in Sarah’s work. I don’t want to say “good bye”, but only “til we meet again”. I wish you all the best, and look forward to hearing about it.


Top Picture
Tank: Vanitas Vesture
Pants: Sn@tch
Socks: BareRose ~Graffiti Girl Socks
Boots: Shiny Things
Arm & Wrist Cuffs: Sn@tch
Tattoos: Garden of Ku
Satchel: Happy Bivouac
Hair: Refuge ~Alex
Skin: Tuli
Eyes: Miriel
Poses: Imperial Elegance

Bottom Picture
Dress: Vanitas Vesture
Shoes: ETD
Jewelry: Violet Voltaire
Hair: Truth ~Polly
Skin: Tuli ~Hope
Eyes: Miriel
Poses: Imperial Elegance

July 14, 2009 Posted by | fashion, MV-SL-Fashion | 1 Comment