It’s about that time

DeuxLooks - it's about that time

It’s one of my favorite times of the whole year. Mid-August, when the nights start to get just get a hint of fall in them. Those crisp undertones arrived late this week, after a truly scary, scorching July and beginning to August. I’m so here for it.

DeuxLooks - it's about that time

To celebrate fresh air in my house (instead of AC), I’ve styled my avatar in a dress I fell in love with at the recent Collabor88. How could I resist all the perfect details and the sweetest back? I chose – as you would expect – the creme option to best show all the reasons why Toast Bard’s (fd) fills one of the largest sections in my vast and varied SL closet. Oh and, my skin is new from Glam Affair, also at Collabor88. It’s been a bit since I have worn a GA skin.

DeuxLooks - it's about that time

Now off to enjoy this absolutely gorgeous weather!

xoxo


It’s about that time

  • Head: lel EvoX INEZ 3.1
  • BoM Skin: [Glam Affair] Jada Layer Rose Kiss **@Collabor88**
  • Eyeliner: Jack Spoon. Biba Kit
  • Beauty Marks: Jack Spoon. Biba Kit (beauty mark 1)
  • Lips: Belleza Spring Lipsticks
  • Hair: TRUTH / Friday
  • Earrings: VOBE – Mikayla Earrings Gold
  • Necklace: (Yummy) Allie Layered Necklace Set
  • Dress: (fd) Classic Summer Dress – Cream **@Collabor88**
  • Bag: (NO) Belinda Bag
  • Heels: Salvadori – Leather ‘Louis’ Mary Jane Pumps

Texture

DeuxLooks - texture
Texture

This new skin from DeeTaleZ features a lot of texture and imperfection. Pores, blemishes, smile lines, eye bags. It has it all. That’s also what drew me to it – and why I love wearing it. In the same way that I am drawn to a lot of the products from IRL beauty brand ILIA, more and more, I’m happy to show the real “me” – both my avatar and me, the actual human.

The rest of my look is – as usual – a mix of new and existing inventory…

New

  1. Tank
  2. Hair
  3. Necklace
  4. Heels
  5. Bag

Existing

  1. Earrings
  2. Ring
  3. Skirt

Talking about a different kind of texture, don’t miss this new flowy tank from ELIKATIRA at Fameshed. Be sure to zoom wayyyyy in. The textures are practically touchable. The soft white option I chose for this post is lightly ribbed and perfectly detailed in every way. I need something like this IRL for sure.

DeuxLooks - texture

Be back soon!

xoxo


Texture

  • Head: LeLutka
  • BoM Skin: DeeTaleZ Skin Mara **@Collabor88**
  • Hair: DOUX – Adrienne Hairstyle **@Level**
  • Earrings: [MANDALA]LEGACY-Kilimanjaro
  • Necklace: [MANDALA]SORE-TODAY-STRONG-TOMORROW **new**
  • Tank: ELIKATIRA Picnic Tank (Legacy) **@Fameshed**
  • Ring: (Yummy) Duchess (part of set)
  • Bag: ARNAUD HAUS Carino Bucket Bag BEIGE **@Level**
  • Skirt: Tres Blah – Maxi Skirt – Yellow
  • Heels: [Gos] Hailee Tassel Sandals – Boutique **@Uber**

BBIAB

DeuxLooks - BBIAB

I am posting this from my wee vacation down the beach. I meant to squeeze it in before I left at the weekend, but at least I remembered to save the snapshots and write down what I was wearing so I could post it now. After this brief appearance, I will BBIAB (be back in a bit)!

DeuxLooks - BBIAB

The main thing for me about this classic style is how much it reminds me of Sara Al Madani (from the Real Housewives of Dubai). She’s my favorite, btw. I am obsessed with her natural beauty and classic style, while remaining very traditional.

See you soon-ish!

xoxo


BBIAB

  • Head: LeLutka EvoX
  • BoM Skin: Eudora Beauty Eloise (sandy)
  • Eyeshadow: {Guapa} – Rosalie Smokey Eyeshadow
  • Mole: DeeTaleZ
  • Earrings: [POM] Jhene Studs (Gold)
  • Ring: Orsini Jewelry LOLI Ring
  • Hair: DOUX Nova
  • Blouse: Rowne Liya Sleeveless Deluxe (Legacy Perky)
  • Trousers: Rowne Boehr Crepe Trouser – Deluxe.Legacy
  • Bag: ryvolter :. Chantel Memoir Bag (clutch) – Tweed/Yellow

The Switch

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I’m gearing up for a couple weeks of vacation. One week away; one week at home; and hopefully two full weeks of R&R or at least, not full of work. I’m not sure if I will get to blog again before I leave – so I wanted to share that I have officially made “the switch.”

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About a month ago, I made the switch to the Legacy Perky mesh body. It wasn’t elegant. I was confused by feet sizes and why the “Perky” body wasn’t just an optional add-on like with Maitreya Petite. I had to make an alpha mask for my avatar’s eyes for some reason. And worst of all, I worried (worry) that because I have SO much treasured old inventory that I won’t get full use of my beloved, carefully curated, digital closet. But still, here I am, and I am generally happy.

The best part about the Perky body for me – aside from the overall shape and detail, which I have grown to now strongly prefer – is the support system. Legacy’s live “support group” chat has solved every issue I have had so far – either due to my own stupidity or lack of specificity in the product’s documentation (on the website or in the package). And every single person in the chat has been kind and patient. Such a good experience.

But I still have questions. Like:

  • Why are body “deformers” only available with the main Legacy body?
  • Why are the “deformer” feet so much nicer looking than the feet that come with the Perky body?
  • What are deformers, anyway???
  • Why aren’t my feet and hands just alpha-able like Maitreya? I have to detach them like in the olden days with Slink hands and feet.
  • Why isn’t there a button to “show all” with the alpha HUD?
  • Why does the Style page of the HUD take so long to load?
  • How often does this body get updates?

The truth is, I don’t want to have to switch bodies as a regular thing. I have limited time in SL and just want things to work – out of the box. I hope I can stick with this one for a while. After all, I wore Maitreya – and then the Petite add-on for many happy years.

xoxo


The Switch

  • Body (!!): Legacy (f) Perky (1.4)
  • Head: LeLutka EvoX
  • BoM Skin: E.BEAUTY – ANNA SKIN (honey)
  • Eyeliner: Jack Spoon. Biba Kit (waterline 1)
  • Eyes: Tville **@Uber**
  • Hair: Stealthic – Riot (S Head/S Breast)
  • Earrings: (Yummy) Hoop Set – Pearl Studs
  • Necklace: MINIMAL – Victoria Necklace
  • Bracelet: Bauhaus – Bangle R / GOLD
  • Top: neve top – lettuce LegacyPerky **@Uber**
  • Skirt: COCO MidiSkirt (Terracotta)_Legacy **@Uber**
  • Heels: [Gos] Hailee Tassel Sandals – Boutique [legacy] **@Uber**
  • Bag: MVT – Stylish handbag – Off white