Look #16 – orange fanta

This is my styling homework for my Solo Evane modeling course. I just had my graduation exam for Opium today! I hope I passed!

I’ve been going through a severe avie crisis lately. I won’t go into details on a public blog, but I heard that was normal. Is it???? I wouldn’t know. I feel like I want to start from scratch. But, I like her face. It’s not omg so gorgeous, but I like to think she’s more like a real runway model and not a pageant queen.. Beautiful in her ugly.

I was trying to figure out something to do with this python snake-suite from Riciella and tada! Also, I’m a bag whore RL, and I saw this one and had to have. Just think. A few dollars instead of 2G of US money. And my shopping desire still fills satisfied. (Though I normally would have chosen a more bland color like brown… ha. ) Thank you SL!

Absinthe’s style:

Hair: Chantkare – Kennedy Brunette

Earrings & Necklace: NHA! – Pamela (Kyrha Bouscario)

Body Suit: R.icielli – PYTHON print jumpsuit (MFW2001 look1)

Shorts: ALB – VOCA hot pants bronz (AnaLee Balut)

Boots: BAX – Prestige Boots – brown leather

Bag: ISON – kauki crocadile tote (bronze)

tyvm for your messages and compliments. I will post missing style cards soon.

 

Look #15?

I’ve had this concept in my head for a while now. I saw this dress maybe two weeks ago and this coat. My brain had been sitting  on it for a while and I decided to tackle my idea today. I completed it in 1.5 hours – prim adjustments and all. :) yay. The top of the coat is Donna Flora and the bottom with the awesome bear face is Ladies Who Lunch!

I’m always running around the grid midst my styling ideas – floating from store to store and snatching things hoping they’ll work. I was at the Modaiva shopping area again today to get these shoes and without realizing it I had formed a group of girls around me saying that they loved my outfit and they were also using their Bad Romance gestures. How cool is that? I’m excited that I made them happy, and hopefully I can make others as well.

Enjoy.

Btw, the coat is two different white furs shoved together. Listed in my style card.

Absinthe’s Style:

coming the next time she signs on SL. Not tonight!

Look #14

So, I was going to wear something entirely different for the MVW Debut and BOSL FW Finale, but I hung out with my good friend Kalli this morning and we got ready together. She was wearing a dress from Paris Metro and gave me one.

! Woot! And so at first I was very thankful that it wasn’t a giant princess, sailor moon style gown. I might have grimaced, but it was this simple kind of semi-formal gown with amazing fall colors. I love the texture and flow of Paris Metro skirts as well and I’m very thankful and happy that she gave it to me to wear for today. :)

Also, I’m going to give this shout out to Kalli Birman, who is somebody I consider a close friend in SL. I actually met her around the time I first started and she’s a great witness for my noobishness. lol. I remember I wore a cute little dress from fab.pony and this was around the time when I wore things out-the-box without adjusting any prims whatsoever because I didn’t know I could do that. I mean, I thought I looked cute! And I met her out at a MK event and she goes, “Oh Absinthe.. look at your prims…”

She spent the rest of her morning helping me learn about prims, adjusting the, stretching, changing, adding, displacing, hooking -everything. And to her, I am so very very thankful that she saved me. :)

So cheers to you Kalli.

See you at the BOSL FW Finale and around the grid. :)

Absinthe’s style:

Hair: Lelutka – EXPERT hair

Earrings: Mandala – KABUKI EARRINGS – BROWN

Fur: Bliss Fur! – Lecker Fur Crop Top (Toffee)

Dress: Paris Metro: Entwined Gown – Chestnut (gorgeous for fall)

Clutch: Baiastice – B-long pochette-crocc – red

thank you

Look #13

Two in one day. Wowzers. And I swear to go I really have RL things that I need to be doing. So I won’t be on SL much tomorrow save to take a much needed pic with my SL-bestie and watch the opening debut of the MVWs – two of which are my good friends. Yay!

Kera and I went shopping together today, which is always a bad idea, because I blew through 6K in 2 hours. :( This bad behavior is going to have to end eventually. But, as I was styling this, I was thinking that the more I do this, the more I add things. Just pile the shit on! That’s become my motto. Maybe sometimes less is more? So I had to have some serious self-restraint when it came to styling this dress, hopefully making it and the head piece the focus, and not all the crazy things I try to attach to my elbow.

I’d like to personally thank everybody’s who’s helped me so far. I know I’m new to SL modeling, and I haven’t done much in my measly 2 months on the scene. But I feel like I have the BEST support system. I’ve managed to meet all the great people :) Luckily, they like to take care of little people like me. I appreciate all the advice, the pep talks, the “pick your chin up Abs” moments, the pats on the backs, and then the times they just listen to me howl about how my lashes still don’t fit on my skull. I didn’t think SL modeling would be a challenge when I started, but wow. I have so far to go…  and so much to learn.

AND THANK YOU AGAIN

I love this dress. I suppose it’s become apparent since I’ve started blogging that I’m in love with Ladies Who Lunch. I should branch out! I will! I mean, my inventory is crammed full of things, but their items “speak to me” if you know what I mean. The only improvement that I see in this dress is that it’s 100% prims and it would have been nice to have some nude color nipple tape  with it! I had to fish through my inventory to find some brown patches so I could take my avie dancing tonight. Otherwise, such a fun dress! Also, I’m  not afraid to reuse items. Definitely not going to act like I get things from designers (which I’m proud to say I do not! I pick what I wear!). But, the everyday SL-fashionista reuses things!

This is what I’ll do too.

Absinthe’s Style:  I’m loving short boy cuts. Yes I am!

Hair: booN* – LOK255 Hair Chocolate

Head Piece: *Donna Flora* – OSIRIS Hairpiece ivory

Earring: *Donna Flora* – PRINCESS cream set

Bracelet: LaGyo – Shield bangle gold/white

Dress: [LWL] – the IT dress (bone)

Shoes: =[N-core]= – COQUETTE “Cream” (got pair of this RL!)

Look #12

After last night, I decided that I wanted to do something more everyday. I waned to dress her in something that I’d wear out and about. I absolutely loved the skirt from the Modavia fashion week add and so I found it at their FW mall location from Chantkare. It’s lovely.

When I first started this styling I felt a little lost with it. I had originally picked up this head scarf and belt and things just weren’t fitting. Instead of forcing it I put it up, put on some music and did some studying. Then I came back and the pieces just started to fit together.

I think I like styling so much because it’s like a puzzle piece and certain pieces fit together and others don’t. Certain designers and brands work together and then some do not. And I get to run around SL looking for that ONE missing piece to make it all come together for myself.

I wanted to tell you all about this bag. It is now my FAVORITE bag ever in SL. It’s made by Indy&Co and it looks REAL and it feels REAL. Also it has a hud so you can change the color of the leathers to at least 10 options, and the straps, and the buckles. So you can basically wear it with anything. :) Loves it. So now it will be in every picture.

Sorry. :)

This is another clumsy attempt of a head shot. ha ha. I’ll get better. :)

Absinthe’s style:

Hair: Lelutka – Amanda 3 – dark brunette

Hair band: NHA! – Samira

Eaarings: NHA! – EKIKA

Bracelete: Zaara: Ramya wood bangles

Shirt: AOARU: Cotton Shirt with Scarf Vest – Leo Orange (50% sale!)

Coat: AOARU: Simple Jacket – Brown (50% sale!)

Skirt: CHANTKARE – Country 2011

Bag: Indy&Co – Ireben Leather Color Change Carry All

 

Look #11 — Pat Benetar Fever

Okay. I went to MADesigns for hair and I feel in love with Jude. This shirt, androgynous boy cut that looks so cute! I’m going to try to prettify it later. With this look I wasn’t exactly going for the “omg your avie is so gorgeous” feeling, but more of a cutting edge. Maybe a pretty kind of ugly, like.. certain breeds of dogs (boxers?). Okay. I’m rambling. I’m still undecided on how I feel about this look.

I know I will most definitely be doing a lot of layering for this fall season. I do that RL anyways. But, I really really which I had this leather jacket from Shi. I think I’d drop a good 2G on it, and then covet it for life. Luckily, there’s second life. I spoke with the owner and designer of Shi tonight and also her stylist. I have to say that these two women ROCK. I can’t wait to see what they come up with in the future for their store.

I’m putting money on it now. They’ll be big.  Just watch.

and I added a style card. Those things are the worst part of blogging for me. lol. I have to keep flipping back and forth to figure out what the heck I put on. But, it’s worth it if I’m sharing and helping other interested people out. That’s if anybody reads this. I am very thankful to all the people who have helped me and accepted me in modeling and SL in general. I’m so thankful to have many great friends (models and non models), and groups that are nice and caring. I feel really honored and blessed to work with you all.

xoxoxo – Abs


Absinthe’s Style:
Hair: MaDesigns Hair – Jude – dark browns
Hat: HoF – Gothcap2
Earrings – ::Je::Suis:: Asmetrique – orange
Bangles – ::Je::Suis:: Asemetrique – orange and purple
Jacket – S H I – Lure
Shirt – [W&B] – Claven Lace Blouse Aubergine
Belt – ::je::suis::- Iconique:: black
Tights (layer 1): Mimikri – holly tights
Tights (layer 2):  Osakki // Taboo leggings – Squareroots
Shoes: [LWL] Precarious Platform – black

Look #11

Good morning. I’m still up amazingly. But, I was watching the infamous movie “Legend of Billie Jean” tonight on VHS (yes. it still exists and it’s vintage cool now.) It’s movie with Pat Benetar “Love is a Battle Field” in the background, and it’s about this girl who’s kind of prim and proper. Well, her brother gets wrongly accused of stealing another boy’s motor bike and it turns into this entire teenage-civil rights saga. !! And she cuts off her hair and looks completely 80’s fab along with the other rebellious characters in her group.

I remembered I’d gone shopping at the Modavia fair and picked only the pieces I thought I could work with. Surprisingly, I mixed and created something -entirely- different from what I originally wanted. Oh well! I’m loving this outfit, and so now it’s time to put it through the two-day test. :) See you around.

We are young, heartache to heartache we stand
NO PROMISES, NO DEMANDS
Love Is A Battlefield
We are strong, no one can tell us we’re wrong
Searchin’ our hearts for so long, both of us knowing
Love Is A Battlefield

You’re beggin’ me to go, you’re makin’ me stay
Why do you hurt me so bad?
It would help me to know
Do I stand in your way, or am I the best thing you’ve had?
Believe me, believe me, I can’t tell you why
But I’m trapped by your love, and I’m chained to your side

Absinthe’s Style Card! — Coming soon (when it’s not 3 AM in the morning. Good night :) )

Look 10!

Ten whole looks! Awesome!   So I was bored last night and got into another mood. I said to myself, “Abs. You don’t ever wear formal. Why not?” And after fishing through a lot of model blogs I see all these gorgeous, big gowns. But, formal really isn’t my cup of tea I suppose. It’s not a style that grips me and goes, “You must wear this for three days and show everybody! I love this big poofy dress!” So, I created “my kinda formal” wear using these mixed pieces.

To me, I think this is couture, glamorous, fun, and most importantly I feel unique wearing it. :) Hit up the Modavia Fashion Week Mall — oooommmggg. So many fun things! I will show you my favorites this week. I promise.

 

I heard that you’re settled down
That you found a girl and you’re married now.
I heard that your dreams came true.
Guess she gave you things I didn’t give to you.

I hate to turn up out of the blue uninvited
But I couldn’t stay away, I couldn’t fight it.
I had hoped you’d see my face and that you’d be reminded
That for me it isn’t over

Look. A style Card!
Absinthe Style:
Hair: Lelutka – Lohan Hair
Head Piece: LaGyo – Spring Dear Headpiece
Shirt: S H I Chinoi – Wrap Blouse
Skirt: Azule – Laetitia – Sapphire
Bangles –  ZC  Ramya wood bangles (Zaara Kohime)
Nails – Candy Nail

Look # 9 White Swan

Hello! I survived my first fashion show! YAY!!! I mean sure, I only had to walk straight and pose for 15 seconds, but STILL!!!! I thought I was gonna die. But, I’m excited that’s done and now maybe I can work up my nerves to do more :)

Somebody told me that my blog was excellent yesterday, and I tip my hat to them. Thank you for encouraging me to keep working. I still have a long way to go to improve, but I’m excited and motivated.

I know I don’t have my stylings posted! I’m sorry. :( I will sit down after my big exam in October and type them all out for each entry. Thank you for giving me the time of day, though. I appreciate it!