Monday, November 9, 2009

Style Diary: Accessories by YourSkin & YourShape

YourSkin & YourShape created quite a buzz on the blog circuit last month when it gifted their absolutely fabby turquoise shoes + purse from its Illetes series. This month the free group gift is a chic black-and-white print purse with gold buckles. There's also a free double-ropes white pearl necklace and free matching earrings set -- both featuring shiny oval silver hardware loops -- that are to die. I really love how this store does the metal hardware parts so realistically.
These black lace-trimmed cuffs capris are free at the Burt Laundry store, which is permanently shuttering its doors and currently having a $30L + under everything sale. These coquettish shorts are so worth the 15 min camp. I paired them with this narrow, crimson-colored belt that I found at Kosh (6 colors are included for $10L). I personally have not found too many thin belts that are well done, and I really like the mini pewter-colored buckles and metal tipping detail on these.
Gavin and I were exploring the Torridwear store last night which I think is hands-down one of the coolest builds I think I've ever seen. You can stroll down a lit-up runway, chill and shop in the "backstage" curtained-off area (littered with several $1L gift bags, with everything else on sale) + scoop the 2 free pose gifts. There's even a movie theater refreshment stand. We noticed our gray-toned, black and crimson-hued looks were somehow fitting with the boudoir-like decor + we were inspired to snap some pics.
Torridwear's couples poses are sexy yet sweet, i.e., totally fun to try out without feeling like you are breaking some public decency laws. (Not that I'm against trashy behaviour per se, but there's a time + place). As you can see, Gavin has a natural flair for drama.
Gavin is wearing one of the nicest men's gifts right now, the 2-tone gray free gift from Samsara. This simple, block-color style is clean and modern, and the short V-neck is such a classic look for men. My crimson corset and black lace top comes from an exquisite minidress I found at Inimitably Design. The lace-up back and highly-detailed, wrinkled textures are simply gorgeous, and the lace texturing on this piece is hands-down some of the finest lace work I've ever seen on the grid. (Btw this top is fantastic when layered underneath a corset; you get a peek-a-boo lace bodice effect which is sooo sexy. You can check out that look here).

The hair I'm wearing is one of the brand-new styles from Hair Oh, a boutique which is quickly becoming a new fave of mine. Love the elegant, coquettish styles there + how even the newest designs are a very reasonable $100L.
These top-quality items are such proof that freebies can absolutely mean the finest quality rivaling anything else on the grid -- if you just know where to look. ***Keep reading my weekly "Better Quality Freebies" list that I distribute to the Freebie Fashionista and Free*Style groups in-world every Saturday (if you don't have room to join another group, just drop me a notecard in-world and I'll gladly pass it along to you).

Many thanks to YourSkin & YourShape and all the other designers used here for such lovely gifts. Love + fashionista kisses to all!

Teshan2222 Wycliffe
(who will always, always heart the freebies)

Top: Inimitably Design - Black Mini Lace Dress - Red Satin Corsage (shirt only)
Ruffle capris: Burt Laundry - Black half pants - 15-min camping gift - free
Belt: Kosh - Ring Belt Blood (included in 6-color fatpack) - $10L
Purse: YourSkin & YourShape - Illetes Bag - Dark Flower - November group gift - free
Necklace: YourSkin & YourShape - White Pearl Necklace + Earrings - Winter Skin Fair gift (touch 2 wine bottles) - free
Shoes: Maitreya - Soho Boots Black (bottom shoe parts only) - subscribo gift - free
Lace-up socks: Noju - Laceup Socks (Black)
Gloves: Indyra Originals - Fairfield Prep driving gloves - from Fairfield Prep Candy Apple Schoolgirl outfit
Hair: Hair Oh - Oh My Lady BL
Curio - GP:Sundust Frex [Dark] Vixen-Gunmetal 2
Eyes: Negaposi - Glass Eyes (Raven) - $30L
Lashes: Cake - Bedroom Lashes

on Gavin McGinnis:
Sweater: Samsara - Sweater Striped Grey (part of Classic Shirt Grey outfit) - free
Jeans: Zoobang - former hunt gift - previously free
Tattoo: Aitui - Vintage Hawaii (faded) - previously free
Skin: BeReal - Exclusive Max Skin - previously free
Eyes: Negaposi - Lunar Eyes (Water) Large Iris - $30L
Hair: Junwave - Natural Short (black) - previous $50L sale
Shoes: SOREAL - Superstars black/white

Poses by:
Torridwear and Long Awkward Pose

All pictures shot in-world at: Torridwear

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


I luuuuvs the Tesh shopping finds!!! I must have this bag NOW. Haha