Shop My Stash

DeuxLooks - shop my stash

I really wanted to blog something new, but I just haven’t seen anything that’s interested me on the fashion side. In fact, I have seriously considered deleting my whole “to blog” folder and starting fresh. But before I head out to C88 where I will hopefully find something perfect, I decided to inventory dive and shop my own stash. I quite like how it turned out.

I started with one of my old favorite structured blouses, treasured from before fitted mesh was even a thing. I can still get away with the S or XS sizes depending on what else I am wearing. Do you know where it’s from? Can you name other pieces before hitting the credits? I hope you enjoy! Only my BoM skin and hair are very new.

xoxo


Forget Me Not

DeuxLooks - forget me not

I had to title this post according to the fact that *most* (though not all) of what I am wearing is “old.” Old in SL terms is like 3 weeks but REALLY old is like 1+ years or so, IMO. In this case, I guess many of these items would be considered positively ancient.

But how could I forget great pieces like these trousers from Baiastice, bag from Zenith, loop scarf from Enfant Terrible, coat from C’est la vie, and glasses from...wow, where did I get these anyway? Izzie’s! I got them at Izzie’s!

Forget Me Not a chance!

xoxo


My Best of 2020

DeuxLooks - best of 2020

This year – and every year TBH – SL provided an important respite from the stresses of IRL. I am always down to play dress-up and I continue to find that SL allows me to be creative in ways that scratch an almost unreachable style itch. So here’s my “best of” the year list – SL style.

My Personal “Best of 2020” in SL Style
  • Maitreya Lara Petite was such a great launch for me. Finally, I can be the little wisp of an avatar that I prefer – and not have accompanying boobs that rival Halsey’s. I love the new Petite add-on and hope that more of my favorite creators will size for it in 2021. Hats off to COCO, Fleur and erratic for already doing so!
  • BoM everything! Last year, I had only just discovered how to utilize BoM and I primarily used it for rediscovering old skins on new heads. This year, I learned how to use BoM elsewhere and hope to get better at it in the new year.
  • My lack of instant love (so far) for the newer line of LeLutka Evo heads is well-documented. However, I absolutely LOVE the new Evolution eyebrows that are exclusive to that line. I have only just begun to play but with a few more customization options (shape/color), I will fully-retire my classic heads. Maybe.
  • Another feature exclusive to the Evo line is HD makeup. I heart, big time. HD makeup + big, beautiful brows = my sincere desire to fall in love with an Evo head!
  • The good news is I DO very much enjoy my LeLutka Nova head because I found a BoM skin that I absolutely adore. Babe from Egozy is a look I could wear day in and day out. In fact, I love it so much, I went back for a second tone a month or so after I bought it and then went in for the full fatpack just this month, which set me back almost $8k!! I almost never do that with skins anymore.
  • On the other end of my avatar, I am currently decluttering my shoe collection in SL (not IRL – omg!) and I find my favorite footwear in almost every category comes from [Gos].
  • I really enjoyed using backdrops and props from Minimal, in addition to my usual stark white backgrounds. The creator that used to supply a lot of my jewelry is now tops when it comes to considering a background for the styles on DeuxLooks.
  • And finally, my main “bests” for 2020 continue to be shopping my own stash of SL treasures that I collect and organize for reuse across years (and in some cases, decades). It’s a lot easier to over-accessorize when you have thousands of treasures tucked away to choose from. I’m glad I have gotten better at collecting only the pieces that stand the test of time.

With that, I wish you a healthy, happy New Year in SL and your IRL. May 2021 bring us all a chance to exhale and be hopeful!

xoxo


Merry and Bright

merry and bright 2020

Instead of “may” your Christmas be merry and bright, I hope we can “make” it that way. At Christmas – no matter what you celebrate – perhaps we can take a moment to punch little holes in the darkness to make it brighter for all.

xoxo