To curate: to select, arrange and present.
Curating pieces to bring together in my own unique way is my preferred way to express myself from a fashion perspective IRL and in SL. I really appreciate SL creators who offer separates that can be curated as we see fit. For those of you who have been around SL for a long time, we used to have creators who released full collections in seasons – just like actual fashion houses. Brands like Paper Couture and Dazzle/Last Call would literally swing the fashion pendulum every time they released a new collection in world. It was a very special time in SL fashion, IMO, and I miss it.
In honor of staples like Tetra’s pleated skirt and Rowne’s Anka blouse – pieces that form the very bedrock of my cherished foundational wardrobe in SL – I put together some simple styles based on my love of curating separates. In terms of new releases, I was happy to see that two brands I enjoy collaborated on a collection released this earlier week. The pieces from ISON x Rowne are modern, simple and chic. Some of them are mixable – with each other or with other items in your inventory. My favorite is definitely the Lexi jumpsuit. The details are amaze.
However, I have two small “curate complaints”:
- The Brito blouse doesn’t fit well with the Lia trousers unless you want to wear it as a belly top. These are two major staple pieces and if there was a longer version of the blouse, it coudl be worn with both trousers in the collection; and
- Unfortunately you cannot get the neutral blush color on ANY of the pieces unless you buy each fatpack. I would rather pay separately for that color…which is I guess the strategy. But, rather than incentivizing me to buy all the fatpacks, which I always do if I like something, it almost has the opposite effect.
Despite my nitpicks, all the pieces are super well done and versatile. I enjoyed!
- Head: Catwa Destiny
- Applier: L’Etre Sasha (golden) + Lips 1,5 (add-ons)
- Eyes: Buzzeri Celestial Pitch
- Lashes: Buzzeri The Prom Night Lash *@N21*
- Hair: Little Bones Gem
- Top: (fd) Lace Crop (white – Lara) *@Uber*
- Skirt: Tetra Pleated Skirt (Maitreya)
- Heels: fri.day Anya Heels (fog) *@Uber*
- Clutch: Lowen Anne Clutch (grey)
- Ring: Reverie Family Diamond
- Bracelet: Reverie Upper East Side Bracelet
- Hair: Chemistry Amelia
- Earrings: Baiastice Black Diamond Wings
- Necklace: Phedora Isolde
- Top: ISON x Rowne Roos
- Trousers: ISON x Rowne Lia
- Clutch: OVH Cassie Clutch
- Hair: Elikatira Hilary
- Necklace: ieQED Soiree Necklace *@Kustom9*
- Sweater: C’est la vie Kylie Cardigan (black)
- Jumpsuit: ISON x Rowne Lexi
- Heels: ISON Suede Strap Heels (nude)
- Clutch: LaGyo Maylea Clutch (pale)