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Full Crystal: More is Less

by Landa Crystal
Published May 6, 2014

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Concentrating on Fewer Items Each Month Might Give You Plenty More Options!

Have you ever noticed  there might be items in your inventory that you actually never got to wear?  Perhaps a gift from a friend or the outfit you were sure would not be available next month so you purchased it then and there?  Welcome to the club!

No, no, no!  I’m not advocating abstinence of the shopping variety, after all it is one of life’s great pleasures!  But if your inventory has become as unmanageable as mine has, perhaps we’d all benefit from limiting our acquisitions to one-to-two-per-week to give each outfit more run for its money.

As those who have had access to my collections can attest, I used to be a clothes horse in RL until… sometime last year.  All of a sudden, my focus went from owning the latest and greatest, to actually using what I had in the closet.  Although, at first the change did not translate to SL, but eventually did because no matter how hard we try to hide behind our Avatars… whatever we are in RL reflects into our SL.

In fact, in SL my inventory had become so full of unused things, that during the last two months or so when my RL took over, I just could not keep up.  As a result, I have vowed not to acquire a single additional item until I have actually used and blogged each item once.

After taking this last bit as a rule, I discovered that I really only need very  few things each month to cover all the basis, perhaps similar to many of our habits in RL.  As we transition from one season to another, I’ve chosen a few items that may come in handy during the month of May.  Look for them in the Style Inspiration Section Below.  In the meantime…

… Don’t Miss …

Fantasy Faire 2014. The event will run from May 1st to the 11th.  This is the sixth year this event has taken place, with eleven days of shopping, live music, auctions, hunts and roleplaying!  The event benefits the American Cancer Society’s vision of a world without cancer… and now wouldn’t we like that!  For more information on the different URLs click here.

When Fashion Meets Art. From May 9th thru the 31st.  A challenge for designers to use their favourite artist as their inspiration to create a one-of-a-kind outfit.  Further information can be found at Glamourist Events.

Visionaire Expo. The Visionaire Institute of SL Photography invites you to its first  exhibition featuring the work of photographers Anouk Lefavre, Eva Cross, Imani Enzo, Liat Reina, Mari Firelight, Prisilla S. Avro, Seashell Dench, Solde Rothmanay, and Tamara Artis.  From now thru May 11th.

The Spring Break Fair. From now until May 9th.  Featuring the latest from Smesh!, Image Essentials, .Biddy, Lindy, Pyramid, Twenty13, Candy Crush, LDP and many others.

Penumbra Fashion Week. May 25th thru the 31st.  For LMRKs and Schedules available soon, please click on the link above.

Style Inspirations

Gizza Tunic Dress in Zebra

For the post avant garde in you, we have the Gizza Tunic Set in Zebra.  A style of choice for women who want to go beyond expected elegance.  A loose yet sexy long sleeved off-shoulder tunic (comes in a variety of  fabric styles) worn over platformed tights.  It’s the kind of dress I want to wear while dancing with with my arms way up above my head!  To emphasize its distinctive allure I’ve teamed it with Solidea Folies Feathers Hat and Wasabi Pills hair with scarf.  Remove the feathered hat and thights, change hairs and you can wear this to lounge around the house.  Use a bikini underneath and wear with thongs for a beach outfit.  It’s the perfect outfit for a myriad of possibilities.  Gizza – Tunic Set & Tights in Zebra / Wasabi Pills – Brrrrr Mesh Hair with Scarf/Hucci – D´ann clutch in Creme de Cacao/ LaGyo – Florie ring/Solidea Folies - Feather Headpiece in Black.

 

Zanze Cassidy Dress

 

Modern, sexy and lady like. A versatile dress, the Zanze Cassidy Dress makes you feel like wearing an exclusive perfume.  The kind that’s only sold at luxury brand boutiques.  Combining the freshness of an early summer night with it’s ¨cage¨ bottom, strapless décolletage and  rich colors (several ones available), it goes beyond the visual stereotype and transcends, rendering itself as the perfect dress for a cocktail hour, afternoon wedding or hot date alternative.  It requires little embellishment and accessorizing.  The simpler the better.  But you can also wear it underneath the new wildly printed spring coats that are around.  Zanze – Cassidy Dress/ Aisling – Lady of High Garden Jewelry Set.

Gizza Wild Seduction

The wild cat in you. For those who RP (or not), I present to you an outfit that can be morphed into almost any role, from futuristic to primitive and wild.  Almost like a faded ink stain with no embellishment, other than the top and bottom harness and  spiked shoulder pads, plus the bonus of a magnificent Saber toothed cat!  The body suit comes in two versions, transparent (worn) and opaque.  The Tiger comes with a  pose attached (not pictured).  An aggressively sexy look that surely hints of everything, and yet covers it all.  Remove the shoulder pads and bracelets and wear under a loose easy coat for another chic elegant look.  Gizza – Wild Seduction Outfit + Ear cuff & harnesses / Rumina – Alyssa Hair Anniversary Edition (only 5L !!!) / Aisling – Lady of High Garden Jewelry (Gacha)  / Nuuna – Astroglam Make up/ Hucci – Ikela Boots.

Maitreya Boy Friend Jeans & Half Tucked Shirt

Girl next door.  For a night in, a day of shopping, or an informal rendezvous, nothing beats the ease and comfort of an old time favourite… the boyfriend jean.  The ultimate staple when in the right colour and aged to the right texture.  The jeans can be dressed up or down.  Paired with high strappy heels, a sexy tank, leather jacket and clutch it can go anywhere.  Here, however, I choose the dress down version of it for comfort.  I love running around my home barefoot wearing the style, or grabbing a shopping bag for  a Sunday morning stroll around the market place.  Maitreya – Boy Friend Jeans in Faded.  Bazaar HalfTucked in Shirt & Mesh Shopper in Bossanova / LaGyo – Earrings and Necklace / Gizza – Papillon Set (worn on the eye) / Epoque – ring and bracelet (vintage).

That’s it for now… until soon!

Much love, xoxo

Landa

 

 

 

 

 

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