Saturday, April 21, 2012

Dancing With Myself

I truly had no idea which way this week's look would go.  I frantically searched my closet for anything to use this week.  I didn't think you'd all let me get away with a sheet a grey sheet...well, that's just...not very Aeva!

So off into my closet I dove, searching for grey, gray, smoke, pewter, iron, steel and was about to give up and look for the sheet again when I said..."Hmm, let me try silver."  See, I had found some old grey sweater...I know I know...I can hear you all going..."Oh god no...Not another sweater"...but nopes, I didnt wear the're all shocked silent, I can tell.  Oh...I digressed again...*coughs* I was saying...

I found some stuff.  The aforementioned sweater, a pair of leggings, some dove grey stockings, a pair of slacks...but nothing called to me and said..."Pick me...pick me!"...I think the jig is up and my closet has grown fearful of my weekly forays and advised all the colors to take a vow of silence.  But apparently no one told silver this and there I found a sparkly pretty mesh dress that was the perfect shade.  I twisted my hair up, added in one of my favorite jewelry sets and threw on some simple black pumps and I was ready for some myself unfortunately...oh well...if it was good enough for Billy Idol, it's good enough for me!

Dance on fashionistas, dance on!

What I'm Wearing:
Dress: Alice Project - Aurora Dress in Silver
Shoes: TDR Gift Pumps in Black
Jewelry: Rezzables - Swan's Tears 
Hair: Truth - Amelie in Sangria
Skin: Pink Fuel - Alyx in Honey 
Nails: Izzie's - Glitter Nails
Lashes: Beetlebones: Mesh Lashes

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Aeva and the Art of Retrology

I had a lot of fun putting this outfit together and a bit of help from a couple of friends who offered suggestions as the look was coming together...thank you, you know who you are!

This weeks look for me was all about going retro and finding things from my inventory that have stood the test of time.  See the dress I'm wearing this week...guess how old it is....go head...I'll wait.....
2011?..nopes...2009?'s from...2007!  In fact, just about half of my outfit is from 2009 or earlier.

Some might say there are very few things from SL in 2007 worth saving and for the most part you'd be right, but not this's a truly well made dress from a well known designer.  Heck, a trip thru the marketplace will show it to be better made than some things that were made within the past year.

And therein lies my modus operandi when shopping.  I always look for and buy well made pieces, pieces that I can wear again and again...and in the case of this dress....5 years later.  Sure, little of my inventory remains from my first year in SL, some of it was truly horrid, but there were gems to be found...even back then!  So always shop smart my fellow fashionistas!

(Note: I did edit this picture in PicMonkey and played with the exposure and effects and that is what caused the dark shadow on the clothing layer where the skirt panels meet the dress...I didn't catch that until after I had uploaded it)

What I'm Wearing:

Dress: ETD - Multistripe Dress in Aqua (2007)
Shirt: G*Fields - Lucy Lace Top in Ivory (2011)
Necklace: Falln - Little Boy Blue in Peach and Turquoise (2008)
Bracelets (Right hand): Swallowtail - Natural Cut Stone Bracelets in Turquoise (2008)
Hair: Truth - Samantha in Sangria (2009)
Skin: Redgrave - Mischa, Tan <Pink> (2008)
Lashes: Beetlebones - Mesh Lashes in Black (2012)
Nails: PixelMode -Sculpted Prim Nails (2012)
Bracelets (Left hand): Sigma - Siren Bracelet in Cobalt and Pink (2011)
Sunglasses: Kalnins - Crystal VIP Glasses (2008)
Shoes: Skifija - Kiss Kiss Sandals (recolored with HUD) (2011)
Tote Bag: Coco - Clear Tote Bag in Pink (2011)
Camera: Artilleri - Lumoflex Camera (2011)

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Venus Reborn

Aeva: So uhm...yeah...Seashell and I are no longer friends...
Seashell Peach: Were we ever?
Aeva: Well, you have a point there...I at least didn't hate you before this week...

Now you all know my affinity for the color pink and all it's various shades and hues.  Well you can now take Seashell peach off the list.  Holy frijole, what a hard color!  I dug thru the darkest scariest corners of my closet and all I could find was a lone swath of fabric, hidden in the recesses of my rather large and overflowing closet, that before today, I would have proudly proclaimed that I could find any color that Luna threw at us in there.  Well, technically I still did...I mean, sure I'm more clutching it to my body than actually "wearing" it, but, I'm wearing the color....hey...a sheet counts!  and see...I did a gorgeous artistic and lovely shot to enhance the seashell peachiness of the sheet... isn't it pretty? won't even notice I'm barely "wearing" the color...*bats eyes innocently*

What I'm Wearing:
Skin: Pink Fuel - Alyx in Honey 
Eyes: MayFly - Mesh Eyes in Glacier
Hair: Truth - Clementine (modded)
Nails: Pixel Mode - Sculpted Nails
Feet: SLink - Jolie Pied Sculpted Feet
Pose: On The Cover - Birth of Venus
Prop: Ampersand - Naked as We Came