An Opulent Affair
Another event that is on at the moment is the Summer Beauty Festival. This event is a wonderful outdoor fair setting, with a Ferris Wheel and adorable tents, the event is a group of creative make up designers from all over the place…a small event that will not only add to your make up collection but possibly introduce you to some stores you were not already familiar with. There are also some gift items out and around the event, as well as an amazing contest that you need to encourage every man you know to enter, as this is truly fun and exciting, and I doubt very much there is a man in Second Life that does not have some female clothing in his inventory – every single man I know has sat on a lucky chair for a girl he knows at least once lol. There are details on this fabulous Summer Beauty Drag Pagent HERE .
Glam Affair has been busy making not only a new skin but also many mesh clothing items. The gown I am wearing in red is lovely, it is that perfect Little Red Riding Hood red, so it really makes a huge impact – speaking of Red Riding Hood is anyone else getting a bit grumpy at all the Once Upon a Time changes to the stories we have been raised on ? I know it is a really awesome show, and I do love it but seriously I am getting a bit miffed with some of the grandiose changes.
The high waist formal skirt is just perfect for creating your own formal look, I added the One Bad Pixel Baby Tux bra top, removing the straps with the hud and leaving on the bow-tie, with the belted high waist of the skirt it was almost cummerbund looking so all worked really well together.
With any Mesh though it is always advised you try everything on and DO NOT just stand still. Mesh was created with movement in mind, but you need to make sure that the mesh moves with you, and not against you, and with demos provided, it is definitely up to you to be really sure of what you buy before you do.
Other wonderful Mesh items are the Santigold shoes from Baiastice, these pumps come with or without straps and are just really good looking platforms. The heel shape is unusual and stylish, and the shape and overall fit just make for some very comfortable and elegant footwear. They will be at Culture Shock which opens on the 4th so I suggest wearing texture clothing and no shoes and trying everything in sight.
Other newness at Culture Shock is this stunning style from Exile, that rhymes wooot. Ok so the Groove Theory hair is very chic and comes with texture change bands on the tail, you just have to click your nose, which is so cute lol. You can also tint the bands separately by going into edit on something else and then clicking on the hair bands while using edit linked parts.
Other newness is the jewelry from Maxi’s by Maxi Gossamer. The rings you saw some of the other day, and today featuring the so sexy and very rocker like necklace and earrings from the two different sets recently released, again all sorts of combinations of necklaces so definitely an amazing deal, and also so creative as they are mesh and just divine to wear.
Lastly the skin, the new Giselle skin from Glam Affair. This skins face is lovely, a softer little younger look than previous on my shape anyway. The skin comes with 12 make ups, and a clean version – not shown – with hair bases and brows in blonde, dark and red. I am glad the red is available for more skins. The face has some different features than the previous ones, with a brighter brow/forehead area, which I have noticed on a few skins lately, as well as a different tone around the jawline, which actually gives it a more authentic made up face look, which I always find interesting with skins in SL if the designer goes in that direction – I do wish personally though that if someone was going to wear lots of make up they would remember that that means you cannot usually see freckles as those too get covered up with foundation. Or maybe that’s just how it is down here, or its just me, I knew people for years that didn’t even know I had freckles lol – anyway back to Giselle, all the usual great body details, and a lovely face. DEMO DEMO DEMO. I am also wearing two make up layers in the main pics, one is the great mask from Chelle and the other is a great glittery red make up from Elymode which is a gift at Summer Beauty Festival, where you can get both and more, so don’t miss out.
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Poses by : Long Awkward Poses
VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shoots – VR Foundry Mainstore , VR Foundry @ The Deck
Ellis – LeLutka
Natural Curl Sculpted Lashes – LeLutka
Giselle – Glam Affair
makeup – Glitter Brush – red (gift) – Elymode @ Summer Beauty Festival
Masquerade Mask (Black) – Chelle @ Summer Beauty Festival
Groove Theory – Exile @ Culture Shock
Nui Dress, Nina skirt – Glam Affair
Baby Tux Bra top only – One Bad Pixel
Santigold Mesh Pump-Shoe – Baiastice @ Culture Shock
Manicure Set – Pididdle @ Summer of Beauty Festival
Jewelled Skull & Heart set, Love Rocker Set, Ketama Ring, Roho Ring – Maxi’s by Maxi Gossamer