Part of the beauty of the Second Life fashion world, is that it is a world permanently in bloom. Old designers are always reinventing themselves, refining their craft, and surprising us. then there are our reliable favorites, who week in and week out create a new item that try as we might to resist it, we simply have to have. And, perhaps best of all, is the possibility that at any moment a new and creative person can come in world and start designing clothes that are so refined, you’d swear they’d been at it for months.
Today, I was exposed to the latter. An ebullient caLLie cLine sent me an IM while I was elbowing the crowd at ETD following the announcement of a new hair release. she said she had found something fabulous and I simply had to see. I accepted a teleport to a small shopping area in Lalique. caLLie was absolutely right.
The store she took me to is called [Shine] and the designer behind the brand is Gita Gaea. Gita has been in world for less-than a month, but she has already produced several gorgeous, women’s gowns and a small casual collection, which I am wearing in the photograph.
I loved the belted sweaters, which are part of a collection called Hazel’s knits. I am wearing the apple and blossom shades for you in the photograph. I love the prim attachments and the sweet little flower at the neckline. but what sets these apart from other sweaters I own is the optional, wide-belt, prim attachment. It’s such a cute look.
I also really loved the dusty teal dress you see (near left). It is so pretty and feminine. The net detail on the bodice, and the lace cap sleeves are just sweet. The fir on the dress is close to the body-sexy, but the lace and flower details make it it more innocent. I am looking forward to seeing more things from Gita, especially if she maintains this polished, feminine aesthetic.
But Gita is not the only new designer that popped on my radar this week. Shai Delacroix sent me a promo pack announcing her store opening and introducing her line of casual clothes at Casa del Shai. While her tops were a little too youthful for my particular taste, they were quite cute and had nice shading (see them on Arbel Vogel). What I really liked from Sahi was her Chocolate Tweed Flat Front Trousers that come with Geek Chic Outfit (featured in photo with Blossom sweater from [Shine]). An ebony version is included with a different set called, Punk Girl. I’m wearing those with a new tank and shrug combination called, Preppy Paige, from the content producing machine, Janie Marlowe, of Mischief (far right). As with Gita, I am really looking forward to new releases from Shai.
- Mary by [Shine]
- Hazel’s Knits Belted sweaters by [Shine]
- Tweed Flat Front Trousers by Casa del Shai
- Preppy Paige collection by Mischief
Seen in world: Yes
Review copy: Yes (Tweed trousers)
Friends list: No
In this photo: [All photos]: Earrings: Kammie in Silver by Ricks Fine Jewelry
[Far left] Skin: Bronzage Dark Trendy Plum by Tete a Pied; Eyes: Deep Steel by Celestial Studios; Hair: Honeychild in Cocoa by The Shop; Sweater: Hazel’s Belted Knits in blossom by [Shine]; Pants: Tweed Flat Front Trousers in Chocolate by Casa del Shai; Shoes: Lollies in cream by Shiny Things
[Near left, rear] Skin: Bronzage Dark Trendy Indigo by Tete a Pied; Eyes: Deep Steel by Celestial Studios; Hair: Young in Brunette by ETD; Dress: Mary by [Shine]
[Center, front] Skin: Bronzage Dark Trendy teal by Tete a Pied; Eyes: Chocolate by OPIUM; Hair: Lovely in Cocoa by The Shop; Sweater: Hazel’s Belted Knits in apple by [Shine]; Pants: Favorite Jeans by TorridWear; Shoes: Paparazzi in snowy by DAZZLE
[Far right] Skin: Bronzage Dark Peach Natural by Tete a Pied; Eyes: Deep Steel by Celestial Studios; Hair: Kindly in Dark Chocolate by ETD; Sweater set: Preppy Paige in Green by Mischief; Pants: Tweed Flat Front Trousers in Ebony by Casa del Shai; Shoes: Microride in White by Adidas
All model poses courtesy of the PinUp and Elegance collections at Digital Dragon Designs.