A Versatile Casual And Party Dress

I am sure there has been many blog posts about the recent releases from Paper Couture. So instead of a simple post, I decided to have some fun and style an outfit as a casual look and also as a party dress.

Parakeet is a lovely bright yellow dress that conveniently has shirt layers and also skirt layers with and without ornaments. So for a casual look, I wore the plain layers and also removed the feathers that attach to the shoulders. Ah I almost forgot but I took off the stockings that came with the outfit too. Now this outfit became a very simple yet sweet yellow mini dress.

I wore this with a knit cap that is from 69 that comes with the hair. I love these because I don't have to worry about editing the hair or the cap to fit it. The cap is colour change so one click and you can get it in different colours. I also wore a long wool scarf from Argrace and cute pair of over-knee socks from Honey Kitty which is a Japanese store that has a very wide selection of "kawaii (cute)" outfits. But the variety of socks that you find here is amazing!

Another item worth mentioning is this casual boots that I wore with this look. This is Snow Drift from Kalnins Footwear that not only does it look so real, it also has a HUD you can wear and change colours of the main boot, ribbon and piping parts to 12 different colours! In other words, you can create your own colour combination which allows for some fun styling.

Paper Couture - Parakeet (casual look)

And this is a close up of the boots I'm wearing here. I'm just loving this! AND......this boots is being sold at 50% discount if you go today. I think it's still discounted for one more day from 800L to 400L. So if you like it, run run!

Kalnins Footwear - Snow Drift

Next I wore the shirt and skirt layers with ornaments, added the feather prims to the shoulders and also wore the stockings in the set. The shoes I wore here are from Nardcotix and I just love the round toes. There are so many colour variations too as well as one without the T-strap.

Paper Couture - Parakeet (party look)

Casual Look:
Outfit: Paper Couture, Parakeet
Scarf: Argrace, Long Stole(F) / Shirring (coral pink)
Over-knee socks: Honey Kitty, Rose Dot Overknee-Socks (black pink)
Hair & Cap: 69, Escape 01 (almostblack)
Nails: Candy Nail, #000 Basic Smoky Tone (smokey pink)
Boots: Kalnins Footwear, SnowDrift
Skin: Mashooka, Fairey Skin, makeup 5 (not released yet)

Party Look:
Outfit: Paper Couture, Parakeet
Necklace & Earrings: Gems & Kisses, Extreme Nobility, Platinum Mini set
Nails: Candy Nail, #011 Jel Drops! (lemon)
Shoes: Nardcotix, Kurvy T-Strap Mary Jane (yellow)
Hair: R's Hair Style, Moto Ver2 (black)
Skin: Mashooka, Fairey Skin, makeup 2 (not released yet)

Posted by Kay Fairey, Agency Director and Top model for Boulevard Agency, Team edo Director and writer for the Best of SL Magazine.


The Miss Virtual Gown From LeeZu! - Aimee Gown

I have to admit, it took me some time to get this post up since I got the gown, so this is a new release that was released a few days ago. It was released on January 3 to be more accurate. But I am sure it's still a lovely gown that is worth a mention.

The Aimee Gown from LeeZu! was originally designed as a gown for Miss UK to wear during the Miss Virtual World final stage that took place on December 19th last year. (wow just saying last year makes it sound like it was a LONG time ago!)

England is known for the lovely gardens that people take a lot of care to maintain throughout the country. You will notice that whether large or small, the gardens are always kept well groomed with lots of sweet flowers. This gown reminds me of just that. Dainty flowers adorn this gown with delicate and subtle colours that match the delicate line of the outfit.

The Aimee gown comes in three difference colour options; champagne, graybrown and black. The skirt is made of a combination of sculpties and flexi prims that allows for a very natural movement and also with a resize script that gives the possibility to resize a single prim as well as the whole skirt.

The gown comes with a matching hat that compliments the gown with more flowers and ruffles creating a very nice balance with the volume of the gown.

The champagne coloured gown is probably the main colour here which is a lovely romantic colour that is not white but more of a very light off-white colour tone giving the whole gown a very warm image. Personally, I also fell in love with graybrown which is a smokey pale brown with flowers in off-white and very pale green. The combination of these three colours is absolutely impressive and chic while boasting a delicate elegance that no other colour can match.

1. LeeZu! - Aimee Gown (champagne)

The jewelry I wore for the champagne gown is from Mandala, where kikunosuke Eel, a Japanese photographer, has his very creative and lovely jewelry creations. The jewelry sets are usually voluptuous, comes in many colour variations and many of them have resize scripts. He also offeres ones with glow or no glow in the same set, which I am sure comes from his experience as an SL photographer.

The jewelry set I am wearing with the graybrown gown is from Gems & Kisses, where Italian jewelry designer Deliziosa Vendetta also creates and sells very unique and creative jewelry but in a totally different style from kikunosuke. Both of these stores have jewelry that have a lot of impact and look very unique while at the same time adding so much to compliment the outfits.

2. LeeZu! - Aimee Gown (graybrown)

Styling card for Look 1
Gown: LeeZu!, Aimee Gown (champagne)
Necklace & Earrings: Mandala, Lotus Necklace and Earrings (bronze)
Shoes: Haysuriza, Eiris Pumps Pointed 100 (classic white)
Hair: LeLutka, Ballerina hair (charcoal)
Skin: Dutch Touch, JoLie Cream, Dew

Styling card for Look 2
Gown: LeeZu!, Aimee Gown (graybrown)
Necklace & Earrings: Gems & Kisses, Miracle of Light, Silver Miniset
Shoes: Baiastice, Mikaelle (smoke)
Hair: Maitreya, Aimee (walnut)
Skin: Dutch Touch, JoLie Cream, CatsEyes

Posted by Kay Fairey, Agency Director and Top model for Boulevard Agency, Team edo Director and writer for the Best of SL Magazine.