Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Girl, that's not your dress (LpD and Tzal)

I saw this Carmen dress at LpD today and thought it looked kind of interesting and cool. So now I'm wearing it. And I'm thinking, "WHOA NELLY, THAT'S A LOTTA DRESS!" I'm afraid I'm not woman enough for it. NOT WOMAN ENOUGH! I know that a glamazon fashionista could pull it off, but in my case I'm pretty sure this dress is wearing me instead of the other way around.

I'm also sort of filled with regret that I didn't buy the soft blue/floral print version (see it HERE on Marketplace) instead. I stood there agonizing over this decision for five minutes. There's also one that's pink with black polka dots. I ended up choosing the stripes because I thought they would balance out the voluminous shape of the dress, but now I'm realizing it looks a lot like my ex-boyfriend's duvet cover.


Don't get me wrong – I'm not bashing it, I SWEAR. (In fact, I'm still wearing it RIGHT NOW.) I'm just lamenting my choices. But the moral to this story is sometimes we have to take risks when we shop, kids! Anyway, you might like it – or one of the other versions – which is why I'm blogging it. It does have a cool shape for pictures. Just think what a real photographer with a decent computer could do with it.

As long as we're on the topic of "when good clothes happen to awkward people" — if you're not reading RL fashion bloggers Tom and Lorenzo and you like witty commentary on celebrity and runway fashions, you really should head on over there. They're hilarious and a fun read. They have an occasional feature called "Girl, That's Not Your Dress," which is what sparked this whole blog post. It's the first thing I thought when I put on mine.

Hey, I found another skin designer I love. Abigail Bouevier has a store called Tzal with really gorgeous skins. In fact, I have yet to find a skin there that I don't like. She also spoils her customers with what's probably the most extras I've ever seen in a skin pack. Each skin comes in a bare version and includes 14 eye makeups and 19 lip colors as tattoo layers so you can customize your look to the nines without having to buy separate makeup. Her skins also include a shape, brow colors, two brow shapes, two freckle options (full and partial) and, most importantly, CLEAVAGE. I love Second Life because if you don't have any cleavage, you do not have to pay $6,000 USD to get some.

This skin is Dee in Sunkissed in her natural state. I appreciate the fact that this skin really does look sun-kissed, as opposed to other skins that are called "sunkissed" and instead are an unholy shade of brown.

Wooo! Lovely! Damn, I wish I looked that good without makeup.

Here she is, guzzied up and with cleavage (also in pic at top):


I gave her some eyeshadow in Heather (included) and a teeny tint to her lips with one of the light lipsticks (included). And yeah, I'm warming up to IKON eyes.

If you'd like to sample Tzal skins for yourself, there are currently two gorgeous skins in the store as group gifts, and the group is FREE to join. Yes. Let me say it again. FREE BEAUTIFUL SKINS — GO GO GO!

That is all.

Les Petits Details

DressLes Petits Details – Carmen in Stripes, 350L (P.S. It's NOT mesh. Refreshing!)
SkinTzal – Dee in Sunkissed, 1200L. See above post for the litany of everything that's included.
NecklaceYummy – Miss Havisham's Broken Heart, 180L. I heart Yummy. HEART IT IN ALL CAPS!
BootsIngenue – Jude Boot in Maroon, mesh, 395L
HairTruth – Roma w/Roots in Champagne, 250L per color pack. Scarf is texture-change. Also includes no-roots and bangs versions.
Eyes – IKON – Utopia Eyes in Pale Trojan Blue, 150L. Change the name please, because every time I see these in my inventory, I think of condom-colored eyes. Sorry.
Poses[LAP] – from various sets. All pose sets are half off or more because the store closes June 15.


Moon said...

That really is a beautiful skin. I love it. It looks so good on you.
And about taking risks on dresses, I have a whole inventory of wrong choices. Most are all boxed up now.

Eurydice Barzane said...

The skin is incredibly pretty on you - the base skin alone is just gorgeous. My next SL mission - should I choose to accept it - is to grab the skin demo and the hair from Truth.

As for the dress... it looks pretty on marketplace where the camera hits it diagonally and cuts it off before the legs, but it just needs to chillax a bit. It's interesting, but those hard angles are difficult to style.

Apparently you can wear it with or without the top, so throw it on without the top, I'll take an arty pic of you frolicking with my sheep and we'll wait for the accolades to roll in!

BTW, the "ex-boyfriend's duvet cover" bit made me snort/choke while I had a mouthful of tea. My son heard me and said I sounded like a hungry piglet. Nice!

LisaMun Aronowicz said...

Wow that skin sure looks fabulous on you! I'd never heard of Tzal skin--thanks for sharing Emerald! xoxo