A while back the lovely Teagan Blackthorne of Savoir Hair put forth a challenge, a literature challenge…as in you needed to dress up like your favourite character from a novel. I wracked my brain and as I am so behind in posting lately it was difficult for me to try and detour away from my to do folder.
I didn’t stop thinking about it though, and yesterday I spent some time with Teagan and asked her straight out, if by literature it had to be ‘great works, not that I am against great works, I grew up in bookstores and restaurants, and my cafe was almost half half. But I really just couldn’t get my head around it. One character kept calling to me though, and I ran it past Teagan and she explained she had never meant for it to be so complicated. That you could even do comic characters if that was your thing.
Well that was my thing growing up, you see I only read comics as a kid, and when sticking their nose in where it doesn’t belong adults would question my mum about it, her response was ‘My Daughter is reading”, I love her so much lol. Then one day I decided it was time to read some books,and *giggles* the first Novel I ever read was Jackie Collins Hollywood Wives… I kid you not, I was 14 and read it in like 2 days. After that one I became a Jackie Collins fan big time, and us having a bookshop didn’t hurt, it was all there, every single book at my disposal.
After Hollywood wives I read Chances and then Lucky, and that is who is my character, the great Lucky Santangelo. She ROCKED!. Now I did go on to many other authors after that, I have read thousands of books from all sorts of writers, and genres..but there is just something about Jackie Collins that will always make her one of my favourites.
Ok I am sure you are wanting to get onto the clothes now lol.
One thing about Lucky was that she was a pants woman, and boots. So it was actually this release from Dela that got me thinking about her in the first place. This is the stunning Vivian blouse, it comes in a huge range of colours, and this white one is just wonderful, silky and beautifully crafted, The puffy sleeves and the back part of the shirt – hidden unfortunatly- are all sculpted and give a voluminous effect at the back, its a great way of doing what the template doesn’t allow for naturally.
Lucky Santangelo was a hard working business woman, but she had her own style and this combo is something I could totally see her wearing. The Linda leather pants also from Dela are also made in an assortment of fabulous leather colours, and you get three different leg cuffs with them. Adding the recent release of the Silver and Zebra Jewelry and belt from Dark Mouse I am stylin up a storm.
The jewerly comes in not only Zebra and Silver, even though its GORGEOUS, but also copper/tiger and gold/leopard, they are all as fabulous, and it’s so wonderful to have your jewelry perfectly match your belt.
Now the hair for Lucky look was a no brainer, the Delilah hair from Analog dog is just perfect. Another perfect style would be the Madison, also from Analog Dog but too full near the face for these pics.
Speaking of faces, the Belleza Belle skins were a great choice for this post also, as Lucky has an italian heritage I needed something a bit more tan/olive skinned, and these ones in the tan are just striking. I will go into more with the skin pics at the end.
One humorous part of the Lucky series of books, was the fact that she hated wearing dresses and skirts, but at times was forced into it by her dad. If that was going to happen though, it was going to happen HER way. So again to Dela and this ensemble would totally be in keeping with HER way.
This is the Marni crop jacket and Marni skirt, I have tinted the belt slightly in this one as it was a beautiful bronze colour, but didn’t go with my plan. The fabric in these just like the Vivian blouse are a beautiful silk, and the way they sit is just magnificent. I added the Gauze beach tank from Lala Foofoo just for a bit of her own casual thrown in.
The boots are the High Ride’s from Adam n Eve, the semi biker style boot is total Lucky, keeping her edge even though probably having to go to some fancy schmancy event. Seriously I could put together looks for her all day, I am so glad I asked Teagan if any book or written works character was allowed.
Now as the Lucky books all centered around hotels and Las Vegas, there was lots of pool side conversations, this is the Wicked Bikini by VR Foundry, its a high maintenance bikini with a sporty yet sexy look. By highmaintenance I mean you need to be aware that it is sheer 😛 but if you are shy like me you wear both layers for more coverage. This swimsuit always makes me think of James Bond, and things like windsurfing and jetski’s.
The skin tones worn in this pic are the tan and the sunkissed, so you can see the two different tones to compare, they both have really beautiful shading and that bum, wow. one of my favourite parts though has to be the heel and back of the ankle, I don’t know why, but it just looks really smooth and detailed. The tummy is nicely shaded and the cleavage is just delish.
Now what makes me very happy, as you know is that the skin comes in both shaved and not shaved versions, meaning that regardless of your inventory you will always have a suitable skin, no matter how low a designer takes their clothing. With these pics I am wearing the Tesa hair from Analog Dog, but it is a freebie at Savoir Hair’s location at Hair Spray , YAY Free hair.
( You can click the pics for bigger versions ) One of the other really nice features to the Belleza Belle skins is the brows, they actually look plucked but in a really good way, I mean if you have dark brows there are chances that a few hairs are going to stray, so these look really neat and not overdone at all. I have no concern about darker brows with skins, even if I am wearing blonde hair in world I don’t care too much as it’s obviously not my natural colour :P.
Another favourite is the mouth, that mouth is very well created, the natural lines to the lips and that minute dip of skin at the base of the top lip gives it such a natural look. Wonderful make up variations are available, some a bit more dramatic than others, but a nice mix over all. Check out the DEMOS as soon as you can, I have only shown a taste of the wonderful range.
I got new poses yesterday thanks to Teagan *shakes fist* lol , they are from a relatively new store called Street Magic, but apparently not new creators, ooooo mystery. They have hair, clothing , jewelry, shoes, and poses in their store, so you should check them out.
A moments silence for OnRez *sniffles*
Hair by: Analog Dog
Skin by: Belleza
Clothing by: Dela, Lala Foofoo, VR Foundry
Jewelry/Accessories by: Dark Mouse
Shoes by: Adam n Eve
Poses by: Street Magic
Posestand Professional and Hud by: VR Foundry
Always thankful for:
Essentia for my Beautiful Hair Roses and Jewelry many pieces of which I have watched being made, and had the pleasure of wearing first as they are custom fit to my shape-I’m blessed.
My VR Posestand Professional/VR Posestand HUD/Library is by VR Foundry , The NEW Features include Keyboard Controls, MONO, HUD Controls, Locking Camera and Pose Positions, ability to save Colour Sphere Presets, Return to Poses Locked previously and SOOOO Much more. The VR Posestand is sold seperately as is the VR Posestand HUD , or in a Package ..HERE, HERE, HERE, or at the VR Foundry Main Store. now also with stand alone Library HUD, for on location shoots in no build areas – no notecards needed just throw in your poses.
My eyes which I get complimented on all the time are from LeLutka the MMS Green which I love, but alas are no longer available but there are still fabulous eyes to choose from.
Poses and Stands always used by me while taking pics, even if some end up on cutting room floor: