[Unrequited Love]

Snapshot_055So, today’s photo location totally happened on accident. I put this outfit together this morning and got wrapped up in client photoshoots today, so was worried I wasn’t going to get some blog time! Lo and Behold while scouting for new locations I came across Kids Shopping Central! JUBILEE — I was looking for something simple: a well-designed kid-friendly location to do some family shoots and what I got was an EXTREMELY gorgeous sim! I’m in love, they’re going to have to boot me out… I live under the bridge, now.

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Go ahead, judge me.

Now onto the outfit. I built today’s outfit around a pair of shoes I saw roll up on my flickr yesterday and HAD TO HAVE! JD’s (Just Design) new wedged sandals they released are OMG so amazing! I’m going to go back and buy up every color, I’m wearing these all summer! Absolutely my favorite thing about these shoes, aside from how lovely they are, is JD’s skin perfect system:

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They’ve got a catalog of almost all the major skin lines and the style and tone to boot! I just had to find mine, click apply and 5 seconds later…. they matched PERFECTLY! The following image below is straight outta second life with no manipulation:

Snapshot_056Granted, you can kinda see where shoe meets leg… but only because you’re looking for it. For all intents and purposes this system is FLAWLESS and I’d love to see this catch on with more designers in-world. Five Stars JD! I paired the outfit with some darling high-waist boho shorts from FA Creations and Maitreya’s Athena sweater. Top it off with Truth’s new Light Brown Delta hair and voila! Perfecto!

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What I’m Wearing:

Skin (Portia* natural brown brow sunkissed) ~ al vulo
Brows (My Own) – Not for sale
Shape (My Own) – Not for sale
Sandals (JD – Infra XXS – White)Just Design
Shorts (Boho Shorts M)FA Creations
Top (Maitreya Athena Sweater * M Blue)Maitreya
Jewelry (*League* The Coin Collector Jewellery Set)League
Hair (TRUTH HAIR Delta – LightBrowns05Fade) – Truth
Hair Flower (/artilleri/ Hibi hair flower (nose) *white*) – Artiller

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Now playing:  Star Wars, Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Film Score: Duel Of The Fates by John Williams (Composer) [Yep… it’s just a ‘Star Wars Radio’ kinda day on Pandora!]

I’ll Take the White Wine

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Fairly certain today is the first day it’s started to feel like summer so I threw together an outfit that I felt embodied the gorgeous summer weather! Featured here and, in my humble opinion, the total showstoppers in this outfit are the pants by Drift! I absolutely, absolutely, COMPLETELY adore these pants.

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….Seriously. The mesh on these is FLAWLESS! Whatever position I put my avatar in, these pants held their incredible shape. Gah! I love them! *Swoon time*

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Last but not least, I need to rave about this hair. I’ve been on a personal mission to seek out original hairstyles from places I haven’t heard of….however, I slipped! Somehow some way I ended up in the Magika store, and I was FORCED by…myself… to buy this and about 15 other hairstyles. Holy guacamole, my friends, Magika has done it again and with the mesh genre taken hairstyles above and beyond the rest! I love the texture, the detailed wisps, and I. LOVE. the hud! Rather than making me spend my entire budget on a fatpack, Magika’s provided her customers with this super-nifty hud. You pick which color pack you’d like and get out of there with about 10x the hair colors you’d get the old-fashioned way. Magika… I tip my sunglasses to you…way to rock!

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Skin (Portia* natural brown brow sunkissed) ~ al vulo
Hair (Magika [Hair S] Dare) – Magika
Brows (Custom – Not For Sale)
Bag (*Envy Designs* Fifth Avenue Shoulder Bag) – Envy Designs
Shirt w/ Vest (.:SS:. WHITE WOMENS VEST & BELLY TEE) – Spearsong
Pants – (DRIFT City Pants [MESH] S-White) – DRIFT
Shape (My Own) ~ Not for sale

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Now playing:  Young Folks – Peter Bjorn And John

Note: Modified picture – Items may not appear as they do in Second Life.

Hoorah! Second Life Fashion Week!

Snapshot_009Snapshot_004I’ve recently been turned onto Second Life Fashion Week and… as a self-diagnosed shopaholic, walking down that walkway and into Shopper-Valhalla is MURDER on the wallet! (NOT kidding, I spent over 3,000L standing in one spot, camming around and drooling!) One of the fantastic things about SFW, though, is that the designers pull together and put out some fantastic freebies promoting their brands.

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Designers participating by submitting EXCLUSIVE products to SFW this week: Whatever, LazyBones, Dirty Minds, Fly Lily! Poses, Ratchet, Illmatic, FAKE, \\GoldenWear’//, Crash Republic, Le Farme, >No Way<, Pink Acid, me jewelry, Purple Poses, M.I.A.B., .::WOW::. skins, HEADZUP!, The Sinners Crossroads, Welldone.Atelier BSD Design Studio, Be^P, [okkbye] & Maia

Snapshot_007You do NOT want to miss this week’s event! Get on down there to Second Life Fashion Week and get shopping!

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Eyes (FAKE :: Mesh Eyes – Soft Green Hazel)
Dress ([LG] Boutique-[Summer 13] Dulani Print Dress)
Earrings (Pure Poison Gift – Spring Wood Earrings)
Glasses + Mustache (-UtopiaH- Pink Mustache Nerd Glasses)
Nails ((NO) Art Nails – Brights – 5 Colors) {mesh}
Hair ((fd) Dorothy’s Day – Cream Filling) — Fashionably Dead

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Now playing:  Loser : Beck

NB: Modified picture – Items may not appear as they do in Second Life.

Hot, Hot Heat

 

 

JetSetter_001Skin (Portia* natural brown brow sunkissed) ~ al vulo
Hair ([e] Novel – Red 08) ~ Elikatira
Brows (Custom – Not For Sale)
Jacket/Shirt (coldLogic combo – robins.red/black) ~ Cold Logic
Jeans (Bossy Swag Low Rise Jeans /// Porn Star) {mesh} ~ =Razorblade Jacket=
Bag (Maitreya Leather Satchel * Black) ~ Maitreya
Belt (DN Mesh: Sk.Jeans – Belt w HUD) ~ Ducknipple
Scarf (Apple May Designs – Boho Scarf – Autumn) ~ Apple May Designs
Earrings (EarthStones Kaiya Earring – Earth) ~ Earthstones
Sunglasses (- Sunglasses ZENITH / V1.1 -) ~ Redgrave
Shape (My Own) ~ Not for sale

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Now playing:  Electric Daisy Violin : Lindsey Stirling

NB: Modified picture – Items may not appear as they do in Second Life.

 

Introducing VirtualMe SL & Danni Darbyshire

Introducing Danni Darbyshire

I must admit I’m so thrilled to be making my first post to VirtualMe SL. This blog is the culmination of months and years of shopping fanaticism. My friend, kado, finally lit the fire under my ass to get this thing going. My goal with VirtualMe SL is to introduce my readers to the parts of SL I’ve had to dig deep to find. Most fashion blogs have an open door policy; catering to and advertising for any vendor with deep enough pockets to foot the bill. Here, I want to stick with a unique style, give kudos to artists in SL that do especially phenomenal work, and put on some kickass outfits in the meantime.

A little bit about me: I’m 24 years old and married to the love of my life, whom I happened to meet here in SL. In my real world I’m an accountant by week and a wedding photographer by weekend. I absolutely LOVE doing what I do, both the creative aspects of my photography job and the mathematical precision of my accounting job… I’m a nerd, and I’m proud of it. My favorite videogame of all time is Zelda: Ocarina of Time for N64 or Legend of Dragoon for the Playstation. I love playing softball, volleyball and tennis, watching football (Go Colts!), camping, hiking & kayaking. I have three cats, and they rock; my husband and I sing to and with them regularly. I have a pair of chucks to match every color shirt I own.

I look forward to sharing with you some of favorite things and getting to know my readers. Please don’t hesitate to contact me in World! Avatar Name: Danni Darbyshire.

What I’m Wearing:

Tattoos – :Little Pricks: “Iron Cross” & “The Artist”
Eyeshadow – .Pekka. “Rocking Eyeshadows – Moon”
Lingerie – ?why “Lacey Bra Gray 2”
Skin – :[ Al Vulo! ] – [ Portia ] – [ sunkissed ]
Hair – Clawtooth: Serendipity (Captivating Brunettes Pack)