Grand Re-Opening of Indyra Originals

After months of planning and restyling, Indyra Seigo has done it again. Indyra Originals are relaunching their flagship store at Namaste Isle and is having a re opening celebration on Sundayt 23rd August between 12 Noon and 3pm SLT.
Prepared to be wowed, as Indy announces 5 NEW releases for this momentus occasion.

Get the maximum style

OK, so Ive not blogged up for a while and not really been in world for a good couple of months. However I was searching through flickr the other day and admired all the new fashion samples hitting SL for summer. My friend Laya Fallatio blogged up recently regarding some cool summer dresses from Reale, so I thought I would follow in her foot steps and see what SL had to offer within the 2009 trend of maxi dresses.

Digits have a good selection of maxi dresses in an array of bright summer colours. The flex on them is amazing and great for photography. They arent necessarily cheap but the quality is amazing and all prims fit perfectly.

So based on Laya's recommendation, I popped onto Xstreet and searched for Reale. They have some wonderful maxi dresses. Stunning designs, incredible colours and absolutely perfect for all occasion. Prices start from 200L for maximum style this summer.

Style Guide Photograph One - Floratta Dress Tulip Print

Style Guide Photograph Two - Floratta Dress Pansies Print

Le Belle Facon Academy

Le Belle Facon is an agency that dares to be different. The team consists of a strong management team, of who have varied and vast experience of second life modelling, but more importantly business, marketing, event management and finance within their real life professions.

Fulfil your dream
From personal experience and talking to many new models in secondlife, many fall at the start when trying to apply for modelling positions whether it be in print, competitions, promotions or on the runway.Experience is the absolute key to success:- Le Belle Facon Academy can help you achieve that. By offering 3 streamlined comprehensive training modules, we can assist you on the path to fulfil your potential from beginners to advanced. The dedicated academy trainer, Jula Carnell has a wealth of experience from runway, print, promo and personal styling to helping you on your way to a fruitful career within the modelling world of SL.

For more information, contact Jula Carnell inworld.

Redgrave Exclusive Release

Oooo Chalice and I do love a bit of Redgrave, especially as the skins photograph so beautifully. 2007/08 was a superb year for Emilia Redgrave, with every model in the metaverse buying atleast one skin from her store.
Hana one of my first ever Redgrave skins back in March 2008, boosted my modelling career, so I have her to thank for that. However, over time, due to their popularity, many modelling agencies specified No Redgrave!

Jula Carnell in Hana April 2007

LE.LOOK! now have the only Redgrave satelite store in SL, in which there are exclusive items, skins in particular of some of our old favourites , Hana and Venus. So for old times sake, I had to purchase atleast one of these items.

The skin is slightly different, but definitely with the original Hana undertones. The makeup, I chose was the metalic collection, as I wanted something that looked slightly more edgy.
Certainly not disappointed with the purchase.

Jula Carnell in Hana April 2009 ( Exclusive only available at LE.LOOK! )

Meet The Designer Indyra Seigo

Its Saturday morning and Im sitting patiently for my long awaited interview with Indyra Seigo from Indyra Originals. I anxiously flit through my notes, ensuring that I am fully prepped. I am not quite sure what to expect from this 'mysterious lady'. I already have a personal perception and even though she is my boss, I can truthfully say, I know very little about her, apart from that she makes fabulous clothes.

She IM's me, prompting for an early start, so I TP her to the Namaste Isle Model Troupe Apartment, that she kindly erected for her staff, to chill and entertain friends if we so wanted. She arrives, dressed in her newest creation 'La Capitaine'

Stylecard La Capitaine NEW RELEASE

Its clear from the start of the interview that Indy's time is precious, juggling real life family engagements with secondlife commitments. So we commence with fairly generic questions, both of us sprawlled out on the couches happily and comfortably chatting away.

JC:- You started SL in June 2006, When did you start creating clothes ?

IS :- July 2006, one month after being born. It was my intention from the start to design clothes. I have a design background in real life, though my history is with canvas painting, drawing pin up girls mainly ( she laughs ) . I started on a small parcel of land with only 1000 prim allocation filled with predominately clubwear and lingerie.

JC:- Your designs are so varied , what is your design philsophy?

IS : I like to think I design whatever moves me that day. I like everything. I know SL shoppers are up for just about anything. I keep up with RL and SL fashion trends and try to reach the widest demographic. I am not a niche market designer, that is intentional. I like to do what suits most, but most of all keep it real.

JC:- What rl inspirations influence your work ?
IS : First and foremost, my genelogy and my family background.

Editor's note - At this point in the interview, Indy talks fondly of her family and in particular both her grandmothers who died of cancer. Namaste Isle, Indy's SL Main Store location, was erected in April 2008 and dedicated in memory to her grandmother who died of cancer in February of that year. Born in St Louis, Missouri, Namaste is based on her home town. With its french colonial architecture and its downtown blues style. She talks affectionately about the store being inspired by her grandmothers closet and refers to her matriarch as 'a classy and fierce accessorizer and goes on to say, 'she was amazing and that is why Namaste oozes with casual elegance'
IS : I have several favorite designers in RL and I am floored by anything that Valentino makes. Its all ultra femme, never over the top. I am a girly girl in rl , false lashes and acrylic nails ( as she taps taps loudly on the keyboard. Pedicure, waxes, the works!

JC:-What designers have inspired you within the SL community ?

IS : My general rule of thumb is to stay out of people's stores so that I don't become influenced, even subconsiously. There are some amazing designers in SL. Many of these individuals are highlighted in my picks and are listed for their work ethic, their consistency and their personal drive for success. All of them have lent me a hand in someway shape or form - and i really appreciate the support.

Alyssa Bijoux: Alyssa Bijoux
Aradhana Voight: Mashooka Designs
Ashoka Eales: Phoenix Rising
Asri Falcone: Asri Falcone Originals
Bax Coen: Bax Boots
Colleen Desmoulins: Loft
Corina Clavenham:Blush69
Chill3 Mills: Latex Station
Dani Knelstrom: Danika Design
Devon Dinzeo: Dinzeo Designs
Fenom Gasparini & Sweet: The Sweetest Sin
Frolic Mills: BOSL
Hasuko Kuramoto: Midnight Lotus
Isabella Gandini: Vendetta
Istephanija Munro: Sintimacy
Ivey Deschanel: Snatch
Maxwell Graf: Rustica
Moanasyrene Boucher: MB-Designs
Melanie Zhao: Zhao Shoes
So Lambert: Subscribe-O-Matic
Nardya Rousselot: Nardcotix
Nikita Lightfoot: Naughty ~n~ Nice
Nyla Cheeky: House of Nyla
Promise Day: Scandalust Designs
Sensual Casanova: Sensual Designs
Thiuscy Cioc: Arsnova
Vasgez & VictoriaV McMillan: VictoriaV
Zaara Kohime: Zaara

JC:-Compared to many designers, we hardly ever see IO on the runway , why is that ?
IS:- Honestly, in the past, I just didn't have the time, but this is good that we are talking about this. As you know we recently restructured the staff, so in the future, we can incorporate our model troupe in shows at Namaste. The new model manager, whoever that will be, will be organising shows more often.

To me, its all about balance. I do shows, but usually with venues of which im a partner in-ie have a shop on site. I work a lot with shows for charity. I'm an avid supporter of Relay For Life. I will be releasing a dress in the forthcoming months and all proceeds will go to RFL indefinitely.

Stylecard Vida

JC:-What is your favourite outfit that youve made ?

IS:-Oh gosh. Well I have 3, one from each collection. From the clubwear, it has to be 'Rampage' in Leopard. This was probably the hardest thing I have ever made. It looks simple, but since I create all my own textures, it was painstaking. I dont use templates. Everything is 100% hand-drawn. From the casuals, even though its not yet released it's 'La Capitaine' and from formal it has to be 'Mystere'.

Stylecard 'Rampage'

JC:- When do you think Indyra Originals became a key player in the fashion world of SL and why ?

IS:-All I can tell you is that I keep my fingers on the pulse of sl fashion, and try my hardest to provide what the people want. Originality is a must. That is why I design all my own clothes and everything is 100% hand-drawn. I find it disappointing the amount of clothing prefabs that can be found on xstreet.

JC:- What are your biggest selling and most popular items, do you know ?
IS:-My husband keeps a tally of what are my biggest sellers. ( She pauses , flits about on her computer and brings up her detailed sales chart ) . Actually my #1 selling design is the Flirt Shoe in black. 'The Vida' in Black, followed closely by the 'Republica Jacket' and then 'Milana' and 'Kurvylocity' are tied.

Stylecard 'Flirt'

JC:- What kind of a person is Indyra Seigo ? I imagine you to be quite shy and retiring !

IS:-Laughs out Loud ! People might think I'm a bit on the brash side at times. I have a big personality with big opinions, but Im pragmatic and I realize not everyone needs or wants to know what I'm thinking all the time ( Laughs some more ). Girl, Ive hurt peoples' feelings!, not on purpose. I am headstrong though and decisive. However its easy for me to let go of the reigns. I dont micro manage and this is why I pick my staff so closely.

JC:- Talking about your staff, you have a dedicated model troupe, many of whom have been with you for nearly a year now. What do you think it takes to become an Indy Model ?

IS:-Indy girls need to be confident, reliant, a little headstrong and self motivated. Everyone needs to be able to run the show if Adzy ( Indyra CMO ) or I am not available. Everyone knows my expectations. I trust all of them to represent me. They all have fashion savvy and all have good connections within the SL fashion community. Many of our girls have developed their own businesses in SL, from clothing, to photography and styling. They are not only models. but professional people in their own right.

I did plan to increase the model troupe at the beginning of the year, but then realised we have everything we need in the team we have.

Editors note, I am now conscious that Indyra has been sitting with me chatting for almost an hour and a half. She speaks freely and is laid back and down to earth in her general approach. I stress my concern about time. She reconfirms she is more than happy chatting to me, as I ask her the last question of the morning .....

JC:- So what new collections can we expect to see from you in the next couple of months ?

IS:-Well, I'm holding back on releasing right now because I'm creating a new spring/summer collection. I may trickle a couple of the pieces, but I will release monthly. I will definitely release 'La Capitaine' as a teaser to the new collection.

As I wrap up the interview, I must say how much I enjoyed myself. I feel privileged that Indy felt comfortable enough to share some personal details with me regarding her family life. More importantly my whole perception of her as an individual has changed. Sometimes, it only takes a small indepth conversation with someone to change your complete opinion of a person. As Indy TPed out to manage her rl, I stayed and reflected on the interview.

In short, Indyra Seigo, a fun loving, family orientated gal with headstrong characteristics and an eye for fashion. A style icon who is extremely relaxed and comfortable in her own skin.

It was a pleasure and one I hope to repeat in the near future. Thanks Indy x

SLCN.TV Fabulous Fashion staring ............

Indyra Seigo from Indyra Originals

I am truly gutted. I had the opportunity to appear on SLCN on Monday 6th April as one of Angie Mornington's Fabulous Fashion style writers, but the event is @ 6pm SLT and is far too late for me on a work night.

However, the one and only Indyra Seigo will be appearing live in front of a studio audience and will be streamed on SCLN.TV during and after the event.

For more information, visit

Something to SHOUT about ...

Italian Couture ! Over the top chic, you either love it or hate it .... However SHOUTED COUTURE at Rebeck is definitely something to shout about ! The prestige of Italian fashion and its achievement within SL are second to none. Renowned designers, Ziamela Loon ( Jador ) and Amanda Bolero ( Bolero Collection) are the Co founders of the affordable fashion line, Shouted Couture.

Italian fashion always manages to distinguish itself from other designs and this a la mode collection is no exeception. Affordable chic, stamped with the 'Made in Italy' Brand. For anyone who is aware of Loon and Bolera, you will know that their items are made to the highest quality with a rather large price tag attached. However surprising enough, these high fashion ensembles are completely attainable with as little as 125 lindens in your purse, ascertaining the level of notability and eminence they deserve.
Stylecard - Model Lorelei Maggs
CARDINALE "Shouted Couture"

Stylecard - Model Butterfli Sorbet
FASHIONS NEWS"Shouted Couture"

Stylecard - Model Lorelei Maggs
ELIZABETH "Shouted Couture"

Stylecard - Model Butterfli Sorbet

GOLD PETAL"Shouted Couture"

Stylecard - Model Harlee Lane
DIANA WHITE"Shouted Couture"

Shouted Couture!, Fashionwear with a difference.

Step into spring with shorts !

I love shorts and the shorter the better in my opinion. With the spring months steadily upon us, I thought Id have a hunt around my inventory for my 'short' collection. Ive created 3 different looks, once again mixing and matching to give my readers a different perspective on 'The Short Look of the Day'

Party wear

Stylecard Party wear Look of the Day
Hair - Armidi Hair The SuperPony - Platinum Collection
Earrings - Cachet DEBORAH Tirque
Bracelets - Armidi Healing Tiger Bangle - Weakness
Top - *OC* Liquid Silver Top
Tattoo - *EtchD* FL Fat Pack
Shorts - LeeZu Baxter Zelma Hotpants /turquoise
Boots - Rebeck Bargain Corner Overknee Boots (Black)

Find of the Day - Rebeck Bargain Corner Overknee Boots (Black) @ 199L

Out Shopping

Stylecard 'Out Shopping Look of the Day'

Hair BP*straight hair with scarf/pattsun at LE LOOK!

Tshirt - FLUO My heart is screaming Yellow, used as an undershirt

Tshirt - Aitui - Trash Tank Top /Black/

Bracelet - (CREAMSHOP) lily bangle (white) at LE LOOK!

Shorts - Redgrave 01 Silver Super Hotpants

Leggings - Dollita/ Leggings Pink

Shoes - Magi take sports sneaker in green

Find of the Day - Magi take Sports sneaker in green - 10L a pair

Sunday Fun

Stylecard Sunday Fun Look of the Day

Hair - ::fetish:: Playful (Blonde Pack)

Tshirt - FLUO My heart is screaming Yellow

Earrings - DiA'S...mother garden,white

Bracelets - Right Dryke Designs Pink N Silver Bracelets

Bracelets - Left Dryke Designs Black N Silver Bracelets

Shorts - Dollita/ jean shorty lightblue

Socks - Action White Crew Sox Pink

Shoes - Magi take sports sneaker in red

Find of the Day - Magi take Sports sneaker in green - 10L a pair

Simple and Chic Look of The Day

Ive been reviewing peoples blogs over the past couple of days, two in particular, My Second Life on the D List and My Second Life as Amariah Francis . D list has some great written content and some valuable landmarks for different kind of stores. Amirah, I didnt realise owns her own store called Amariah suprisingly enough. So I thought Id pay a couple of these stores a visit and see what was available. With a little bit of picking and choosing from various stores, welcome to my look of the day ..... Poses used are my new found favourite from Agata

Hair by booN TOM14 hair brown big
Earrings by DiA'S...matriz,small simple
Top by *Bianca F* drama canottaruffled--pink
Belt by GrueLing Designs - VariaBelt Small
Bag by Cachet-Anya bag(Green-Silver)
Skirt by (*)AMARIAH(*) Cemi, Grey Tweed Skirt
Leggings by Dollita/ Black
Boots by Stiletto Moody Slouch Boot (Tan Leather)
Hair by booN TOM14 hair brown big
Earrings by DiA'S...matriz,small simple
Glasses by (VW) Oversized Shades - Metal
Top by *Bianca F* drama canottaruffled--pink
Belt by GrueLing Designs - VariaBelt Small
Bag by Cachet-Anya bag(Green-Silver)
Skirt by (*)AMARIAH(*) Cemi, Grey Tweed Skirt
Leggings by Dollita/ Black
Boots by Stiletto Moody Slouch Boot (Tan Leather)

Agata Poses

My new found friend Sora Tatham, one of the LE.LOOK! March Stylist winners has been furiously working in her spare time on poses for models. Yesterday, she kindly sent me 12 model poses which I must say for her first attempt are really amazing and couldnt wait to put them to the test.

I headed over to REZ, a spectacular sim with so much ambience to try the Agata Runway Poses out. I would say at first glance at the poses, I wouldnt necessary use them for runway, but for photographs, they are wonderful. A big thank you for Sora for sending me these, I loved them.

Agata Runway 10

Agata Runway 06

Agata Runway 01
To purchase these poses TP to Agata Model Agency at MK Tokyo. Single poses are 50L each. Box set of 12 is 500L.

Angel Dessous Angel of The Month

Once upon a time , I used to spend lots of hours preparing for competitions, but nowadays I never seem to have the time with all that's going on inworld. However, I noticed on the Ewing blog that Angel Dessous were having an 'angel of the month competition' on flickr. Usual rules applied, outfits must be in Angel Dessous lingerie and a maximum of two entries.

As I love taking photographs, I decided to enter April Angel of The Month. After what seemed an arduous wait, the results were in with 100 submissions. I came 2ND place, which I was over the moon about and won a 3000L gift card.

For exquiste detailed lingerie visit Angel Dessous in world.


It is a fairly common occurrence when filling in application forms for modelling agencies, casting calls or competitions to be asked, "Who is your favourite designer in SL ?" :- As with anything over time, things change, new designers appear and some of the older more established designers move onto do other things. My top 10 has remained pretty constant over the last 2 years with the odd few joining the top spot! Back in July 2008, I referred to Indrya Originals , a store I loved to visit when I first joined the grid and one, I hoped one day I would work for. Well as many of you know, I am now part of the Indy Model Troupe and have been for nearly a year now.

When I first visited Namaste Isle home of Indys ( Indyra Originals ) in 2007, I remember feeling estastic at my new found finds of fashion. Many secondlifers who has been on the grid for some months had never heard of the store, so I thought at the time I was onto a winner. Now Indyra is a house hold name, a brand in itself and only the hard work and determination of Indyra herself has made this happen. How does a designer manage this ? By never remaining stagnant that's how! Indy has continued to design, create and develop new styles within the fashion metaverse from shoes, formal, casual and now jewellery. She has a skill of providing attire that everyone wants to wear, to be seen in and more importantly that's different. Her attention to detail is second to none creating wonderful prim attachments that adds to the enhancement of the garment.

Even to this day as I arrive at Indy and Im swirling around on the pose stand, I see people arrive, hear them on voice and hear them Ooo and Arrrr at the creations, that is Indyra Seigo. When they start to TP friends in and then they swoon over the garments, I feel proud and privileged that I am one of the chosen few to represent this lady. Indy still remains in my top 10:- 1) She continues to deliver 2) She has an edge 3 ) She is an creative genius. 4) Garments are made to precision and detail.
From casual pant suits, casual dresses, jeans, jackets, shoes, accessories to beautiful formal wear, Indyra has everything to suit everyones style , creativity and pocket.
Visit Indyra at Namaste Isle

From Riches To Rags

Dont take the title of this blog literally, but I do seem to spend a hell of a lot of money on clothes and I do admit that most of the time I buy rather expensive clothes. So there I was reading some blogs that I follow and noticed that many items people wear seem relatively inexpensive. So I thought Id give myself a little challenge with $250L. What exactly can I buy for this kind of money ? How many outfits can I achieve ? Are skins available ? Shoes ? More importantly would I still look stylish from Riches to Rags ?
So off I went , looking in my LM's at places that I had not visited since I was a newbie. Many of the big stores now however offer free or virtually free items, so I was in for a real treat.

There are 100's upon 100's of these type of stores and to be honest, I really didnt want to trawl secondlife looking for most of them. Anyway , my laptop is playing up at the moment and wherever I TP to I crash constantly. So I used many of my LMs for stores I was aware of that would assist in this little adventure.


Hair - Savoir ( Bish ) Free
Skin - *LAZOLLI*Julia 1L
Earrings - (VW) Holiday Ornament 1L
Skirt / Belt and Top - ::eLDee:: Culpa grey - 95L
Jacket - /rockerswear/ female hoodie - zebra 25L
Sunglasses - Scarlett Niven Collection - Free
Necklace - (VW) Tortoise Shell Bugeyes Necklace - 1L as part
Boots - Rebel Hope Design - 50L
Total Spend = 172 Lindens


Hair - Savoir ( House of Heart ) Free
Skin - *LAZOLLI*Julia 1L
Belt and top - Used as part of the eLDee:: Culpa grey - 95L
Jacket - /rockerswear/ female hoodie - zebra 25L
Pants - /rockerswear/ short pants - 25L
Boots - Rebel Hope Design - 50L

Total Spend = 196 Lindens


Hair - Savoir ( Ingenue ) Free
Skin - *LAZOLLI*Julia 1L
Pants ( 4 set ) Little Rebel Fairway Belted Pants - 25L
Jacket - Little Rebel Ivory Tintable Peacoat - 25L
Boots - Rebel Hope Design - 50L
Total Spend = 101 Lindens
Complete spend 247 Lindens

When words are not enough ......

As so many of us hear on a daily, weekly, yearly basis when you are with someone you love , sometimes words are not enough. No amount of I love you, or I'm sorry, or I wont do it again will ever take away the pain that someone has hurt you.

Many of you are aware, I am in a solid SL relationship. I have been lucky enough to share my SL experiences with my Mr K for the past 22 months. I dont think either of us ever thought that we would be so reliant on one another and that SL without each other would be a very dark and cold place.

Valentines Day in RL, I treat with scepticism. It's commercial paradise :- shop owners increase their prices for the sake of telling someone I love you. It seems that SL is no exception. Apparently accordingly to my husband, flowers, chocolates and all things that spell L O V E increased in value with valentines approaching.

Kasen and I didnt really discuss valentines day this year. We muttered something one day about not buying presents for each other and that sufficed. On sunday, Kasen left me a msg in world and on skype.

" What does a guy get a girl that has everything in sl for Valentines Day? I have been trying to decide for a month now! Sure I will send you some flowers, I can't think of any thing else, well maybe you should read Fashionista. Love Mr. K"
Sometimes, words are not enough, but in this case , words were all that mattered.

A Special World

A special world for you and me

A special bond one cannot see

It wraps us up in its cocoon

And holds us fiercely in its womb.

Its fingers spread like fine spun gold

Gently nestling us to the fold

Like silken thread it holds us fast

Bonds like this are meant to last.

And though at times a thread may break

A new one forms in its wake

To bind us closer and keep us strong

In a special world, where we belong.

- Sheelagh Lennon - A Special World

Swimming in Style

(Baiastice) Tiger

Beachwear !! One of my major quandary's when shopping in SL. Now you would have thought trying to find a nice bikini or swimming costume wouldn't be a problem, but think again. I have searched high and low for beachwear, places even the most cunning detectives have been, but I always leave a new store majorly disappointed.
However there is only ONE store to my knowledge in SL that never disappoints when it comes to beachwear and that has to be good old Baiastice ( Baia ) . Sissy Pessoa, the italian style guru extraordaire always gives you that bit extra value for your lindens.

(Baiastice) Miami

One thing I absolutely adore about Sissy's creations, especially her swimwear are the accessories that are included as part of your purchase. You will always hear me shout accessorise, accessorise. With any purchase, you will be guaranteed a oversized hat , bag and necklace as well as your swimsuit.

(Baiastice)anelli black/white

So for me , the only choice for beachware is Baiastice. Most of the designs are one piece, but Ive noticed recently Sissy branching out creating more two piece items. So next time you're asked to create a beach look for a casting call or competition, I would suggest heading to Baia to give you a complete look without having to think about piecing any inventory items together. Its quick, simple and straight out of a beautiful gift box.
How much will it set you back ? Between 300 - 400 Lindens , VALUE

Watch out there's a new kid on the block ....

I like it when I receive random emails from designers, especially ones I do not know or are relatively new to the SL grid. I was recently approached in world by Jura Shepherd who represents Shiki Designs on behalf of designer Shinichi Mathy.

Shinichi is a relatively new designer who, in real life, is Hawaiian born but now resides in Tokyo. His designs are created from multiple disciplines but his signature is hand painting textures on traditional Washi paper.

Now Im always a little weary from random people sending me clothes. Experience shows that most of these designers show little imagination of fashion or creativity, but I must say Shiki Designs has a slight edge. The two outfits that were sent to me ( Shiki Kuroneko Dress & Shiki Tokyo Night Dress) I absolutely loved:- casual boarding on ladies that lunch, but definitely high end fashion. Personally I am not a great fan of black. I wear it in RL, but in SL I can get away with wearing vivid , vibrant colours. Nevertheless, I was not disappointed with my two gifts. Attention to detail was evident. The Kuroneko Dress below has an attachment skirt piece, you know the ones that normally look odd which I despise and never purchase, but I have to give credit where credit is due, this prim fitted perfectly and didnt look odd when I walked, so thats one extra point in my book.

Model Jula Carnell , wearing:- Shiki Kuroneko Dress.

The Shiki Tokyo Night Dress below, Ooooo , was wonderful. The skirt has been designed with so much attention to detail. With 94 prims you can see why. No prim is out of place and it lays beautifully on the body with flex. Its like a party girls dream outfit. The upper part of the dress can best be described as a wool texture with beautiful fur trim. I am a girl who loves fur trim. It makes me feel glamorous. So when I put this on for the first time, I cooed like a kid in a candy store.

So what do I think of the store ? Overall I was very impressed. The store is pretty large and covers two floors. Casual / Formal on the ground and Beach on the first. One thing Im pleased about is they sell mens items too. There are certainly not enough mens apparel and I do feel sorry for the men of SL. No wonder they are all converting to female avatars, at least they get more choice. The mens casual's are very nice and lots of choice. There are lots of vibrant colours with an array of t-shirts and cardigan twin sets, a must have for mixing and matching. Shinichi's Hawaiieen roots are evident when you make your way upstairs. The mens section offers boardie shorts and fantastic hawaian shirts for as little as $60.

From a female perspective, this is certainly at the moment geared towards the gentlemen of SL. There are very few female pieces to choose from, excluding the beachwear upstairs. The few female items that Shinichi offers however are kind to the eye , well made and look slightly different from the norm. Attention to detail is his forte. I say branch out Shinichi, make some more female items, like the ones you have instore and preferably not all in black ;)

Watch out there is a new kid on the block and his designs can only get better !!

Model Jula Carnell , wearing:- Shiki Tokyo Night Dress

How much will it set you back in lindens ? Anything between $60 - $400, inexpensive quality :)

LE.LOOK! Stylist Search - February 2009

Oh yes the time has finally arrived for YOU to find your own style.

LE.LOOK! is excited to announce a competition where your style is appreciated! We are asking you to be creative, fun and enthusiastic, bringing new concepts of fashion into view! This is your time to be LE.LOOK!

This is NOT a voting competition , Yuck I hate those damn things. This is an opportunity for you to submit photographs of yourself, mixing and matching and showing your LE.LOOK! Style.

For more information , visit the WHAT'S HOT AT LE.LOOK! or feel free to I'M me inworld for a notecard.

So I thought Id try this at home. Trying to encapsulate uniqueness is so difficult to do. Sometimes, when Im styling I think of the occasion Im dressing for. I wanted Sex and The City, ladies that lunch. Nothing too formal but enough accessories to ascertain that look.

The LeeZu pants are a dream and a must have. Optional extra of high waisted , which I absolutely adore at the moment. Im a bit of a LeeZu pant fan. Too many people shop at LeeZu for her Noir or formal collection, but her casuals are so different and ultimately can be mixed and match with anything if your imagination allows.

Now my new found find is DP Serendipity. O M G , heaven calling! Shirts, Jumpers, Jackets. All the things you need to accessorise. Masuri Dryke. founder of DP sent me so many items in world to try, I couldnt decide what to wear, but I knew as soon as I visited her store at LE.LOOK!, I was mixing and matching DP with LeeZu.

Never forget a bag, especially if you are photographing for a competition. Bags are often forgotten items. They can absolutely make or maybe in some cases break an outfit. This tote camel with a hand held script is from TRUTH at LE.LOOK! And I thought only Truth sold hair, pffft, so much I know !


Shirt - DP Serendipity JK Midnight Blue at LE.LOOK!

Jacket - DP Serendipity Uniiq Marine : Blue 1 at LE.LOOK!

Pants - LeeZu Baxter* Lea Pants /ocker at LE.LOOK!


Shoes - AC Aphrodite Creations Vintish Shoes Red at LE.LOOK!

Mixing LE.LOOK! with Zullay Designs & Decoy

Styling oneself is never an easy task in SecondLife. People have their own idea of style and fashion. However, if I have a list of preferred designers, you can guarantee it will be on someone else's too. Having been to many a casting call, I have observed that many people tend to wear 'off the rack' items. Depending upon the look you are trying to create, whether its to impress or stand out from the hoard of models, giving yourself a little bit of individuality is always a good thing.

Mixing and matching is never an option for some. With a little bit of creative thinking, you can make that look your own.

  • Zullaby Leto Mini Dress Outfit_Blue/Gray ( Off the rack)
  • Boots and hair models own
  • Purchased at LE.LOOK!
Recently on a shopping expedition at LE.LOOK!, an outfit from Zullay Designs caught my eye.
The outfit 'off the rack' looked great, but I decided to put the challenge to the test, to see what fashion visions I could jumble together but still make it unique. Fortunately Zullay Designs and Decoy are right next to each other at LE.LOOK!, so putting pieces together was easy with subtle camera movements in between stores.

Inspiration and innovation doesnt have to be expensive. For $735, I have managed to discover atleast 3 ensembles, of which many of the items can be put together with other designers. From trendy to chic, anything is possible with a little bit of imagination.

  • Zullay Designs Leto_Leggings_Silver, taken from Leto Mini Dress Outfit_Blue/GrayZullaby LE.LOOK !
  • Leto_Leg Warmer_Silver, taken from Zullay Designs Leto Mini Dress Outfit_Blue/Gray LE.LOOK !
  • Courtisane*. Sacoche (Bag) LE.LOOK!
  • Zullay Designs Glamour: Coat_Mustard LE.LOOK!
  • Models own hair and shoes
  • Purchased at LE.LOOK!

  • Zullay Designs Leto_Leggings_Silver, taken from Zullay Designs Leto Mini Dress Outfit_Blue/Gray LE.LOOK!
  • [Decoy] Mraz Scarf - Red LE.LOOK!
  • [Decoy] Margeaux Jacket - Navy with navy belt and sleeves ( white also an option) LE.LOOK !
  • Models own hair and shoes
  • Purchased at LE.LOOK!

Purchase of the day [Decoy] Mraz Scarf - Red for $85 . An absolute must have accessory. A choice of colours to suit any fashionista's wardrobe

Zullay Designs and Decoy can be found on the upper level of LE.LOOK! Fashion District

Jula Carnell LELOOK! Team