Mixing Old & New
SL for me has had two primary concentrations for me lately, Back to Black and Sorting Inventory. In the process of doing both, I was able to put together a comfortable Valentine’s day look.
The skin is a new one from Illusory and is only available from February 8 – March 7 at the Collaborate themed shopping venue. It is truly lovely. Clean, fresh,and innocently seductive. It is a perfect match for the new Elikatira hair, Abbey. This hair, inspired by one of my favorite broadcasts on Masterpiece Theatre called Downton Abbey, is one I started drooling over as soon as Elika posted a picture of it on Flickr. She has since updated her blog to let all those, like me, who bought it as soon as it released to let us know that a HUD is now available for color changing the ribbon (use the redelivery system in the store to get the latest version which includes the HUD.).
The socks and shoes are both staples of my inventory and I have had them for what seems like forever, although Maitreya didn’t release the socks nearly as far back as I got my Pornstar Hi-tops. They are both so comfortable and casual and go well with so many things. Here I actually doubled up on a copy of the socks to give the tiered look and the color and pattern change options on the shoes allowed me to mix and match for a combination that matched the other items in my outfit.
The sweats are from IREN and they are one of the five colors of sweats being offered from IREN at the Back to Black event. The creator has made a few different options to be able to provide some variety to your shape. Hopefully you can find one that closely fits your own body type. The texturing and accessories are excellent and a fine example of the sort of exciting items that are available at Back to Black. My next post will show a few more items from the event to look forward.
So to all my friends and family out there, Happy Valentine’s Day.
Back to Black items are found at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/CHIC/68/123/26 and Collabor88 items can be found at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tails/75/134/889. All other items that are still available have store slurls that can be found on the SLURL Page.
Skin: [Ill] Illusory Skin – Love_Milk – Scarlett (Collabor88 – February 2012)
Hair: Elikatira – [e] Abbey – Red 08
Eyes: [SLB] Eyes – July’09 – Green R
Eyelashes: [ glow ] eyelashes – Secret Eys 01 (nose), Crissy Designs – Irresistible Look Eyelashes
Shirt: (NS) Plaid Heart Shirt Brown 2 (Poop Hunt – Old item found when cleaning out inventory)
T-Shirt: Gritty Kitty: Senor Skull tee (Poop Hunt – Old item found when cleaning out inventory)
Pants: [IREN] Comfy Sweatpants/red/Curvy *Back to Black* (Blogger Promo)
Socks: Maitreya Scrunched PrimSocks
Shoes: PornStar Hi-Tops MultiColor v2
Necklace: Sway’s “Heart – Gift” Necklace (Old item found when cleaning out inventory)
Piercing: basic piercing
Ring: Zaara : Raga oyster ring *pearl* (silver)
Teddy Bear:Sway’s Cookie Bear ‘VALENTINE’ – Gift (Old item found when cleaning out inventory)
All the poses I have used with the pictures of the Back to Black items, unless otherwise stated, are from R.icielli – 120 MODEL POSES / PROMOTION! pack for 99L (https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Ricielli-120-MODEL-POSES-PROMOTION/3146308)