Ladies’ Day At The Races

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The sun has set on Australia on the day of the Race That Stops The Nation. The Melbourne Cup, Australia’s premier horse race is an event which finds Melbourne (and much of Victoria) taking a holiday for the race and most businesses across the country coming to a standstill while the race is run. It’s a day where ladies turning out in their finery, complete with hats or fascinators, are as much an institution as the race itself.

Today’s race was won by Fiorente, a stallion ridden by a male jockey, but he was trained by Gai Waterhouse – the first Australian woman to train a Melbourne cup winner.

I had joked earlier in the day that I needed to find a hat so I could do a Melbourne Cup post, but I really hadn’t planned on following through. That is, until I received this dress and knew it was perfect for a garden party – or the social event of the Melbourne Cup Spring Carnival. So, hat shopping I went, since a girl can’t show up with her head bared for this party.

The dress is available on Tuesday, November 5 (out now as I post this) in front of the Liv Glam store for only 50L for the SLebrity SLection Street Sale. With three versions in one HUD, you don’t want to miss out.

Not every day is Race Day, and not every day do you have a chance to cross the line with a dazzling frock like this.

Pretty stuff I’m wearing:

*Dress: [LG] Boutique-[ FALL-13] Fell In Love With A Boy Hud by SamanthaSJones (available Tuesday Nov. 5 at the SLebrity SLection Street Sale)
Hat: Baiastice_Shannon hat-black by Baiastice (available at FaMESHed)
Bag: .Tokame. Ribbon Leather Clutch (Teal) by Kamelia Snowfield (gacha prize at The Chapter Four)
Necklace: MG – Necklace – Boho Bliss Tassel-Tastic – Short 2 by Maxi Gossamer (available at FaMESHed)
Bracelet: MG – Bracelet – Boho Bliss Tassel-Tastic by Maxi Gossamer (available at FaMESHed)
Shoes: [Gos] Isabella Sandal by Gospel Voom
Hair: >TRUTH< Adeline – jupiter by Truth Hawks (heavily modified)
Skin: [PXL] Creations – [PXL] JADE SK Bare Lips MEB C2 by Hart Larsson
Makeup: [PXL] Creations – [PXL]JADE SK Smokey Eyes (tattoo) by Hart Larsson
Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual by Siddean Munro
Hand appliers:[PXL] Creations – [ PXL ] Slink Hand Appliers SK by Hart Larsson
Eyes: Amacci Gaze Eyes – Ocean Blue by Carina Larsen
Lashes: Mon Cheri *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash by Freya Oliveri

Pose: +:::+Natural+:::+Henteko Pose (mix2)G_3 by Ayuu Fairey (available at The Chapter Four)

Location: Alirium

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One For Two Seasons

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Cuddle up in this snuggly cardigan on an autumn afternoon and you’ll be sexy and cozy all at once. Since it’s spring in Australia, I decided to forego anything underneath (why not show off a pair…um, of seasons’ fashion at once?) With the loose weave, it can work for either one.

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It has the added bonus of fitting nicely over a pair of mesh leggings without the pants poking out AND not making my bum look like the side of a clapboard house. Who could ask for more?

This sweater will be available on Tuesday only at the SLebrity SLection Street Sale for only 50L.

Pretty stuff I’m wearing:

*Top: SLACY’S CUDDLES SWEATER NATURAL by Sabrina Hoyer (available Tuesday Nov. 5 at (available at the SLebrity SLection Street Sale – 50L vs. 50%)
Pants: Maitreya Leather Skinny Pants * S Brown by Onyx LeShelle
Necklace: MG – Necklace – Boho Bliss Tassel-Tastic – Short 1 by Maxi Gossamer (available at FaMESHed)
Jewelry: MG – Bracelets and Earrings – Boho Bliss Tassel-tastic by Maxi Gossamer (available at FaMESHed)
Hair: “”D!va”” Hair “Ana” (Type B)(Garnet) by Marisa Kira (available at Collabor88 until Nov. 6)
Skin: [PXL] Creations – [PXL] JADE SK Bare Lips MEB C2 by Hart Larsson
Makeup: [PXL] Creations – [PXL]JADE SK Smokey Eyes (tattoo) by Hart Larsson
Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual by Siddean Munro
Hand appliers:[PXL] Creations – [ PXL ] Slink Hand Appliers SK by Hart Larsson
Eyes: Amacci Gaze Eyes – Ocean Blue by Carina Larsen
Lashes: Mon Cheri *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash by Freya Oliveri

Poses:
1st picture: GLITTERATI – Backed up – 4 by Katey Coppola (NLA)
2nd picture: GLITTERATI – Headshot 2 – 1 by Katey Coppola (NLA)

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Glitter & Glam

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Pippi Moonites has created another sweet animated top (like the Halloween dress I showed about a week ago) utilising the scripted technique her husband lovingly created for her. This is a casual, everyday top that is anything but ordinary. You can pick up this one, plus two other colours at this round of the Cosmopolitan Sales Room. Rumour has it more colours will be released later at her mainstore.

I tried to do this photo the easy way, using the Gyazo GIF creator Hart Larsson so kindly pointed me to, but I couldn’t get the image to upload to my blog 😦 So, I took a lot of photos of the top, trying to capture each frame of the animation – not an easy task! But even with twenty shots, I only managed to pick up three distinctly different images. But this time I didn’t curse nearly as much when I created the GIF in Photoshop, so I guess the pain of my first attempt ingrained the lessons into my poor little head 😀

These are totally raw shots, and although I could have adjusted the lighting, smoothed out the edges and done some shading, I must say I am thrilled with Esteban’s performance. And besides, the shirt is the highlight of this post – who cares if my nose is a little wonky? 😉

It’s all about the glitter and glam.

Pretty stuff I’m wearing:

*Top: R&B – Ro’ e Buni’ – maglietta Glitter bianco by Pippi Moonites (available exclusively at Cosmopolitan Sales Room)
Jeans: Maitreya Zipper-Skinny Jeans * S #3 by Onyx LeShelle
Hair/hat: *ARGRACE* Baseball cap2/Grace – Reds by Rika Oyen
Ring: EarthStones Jackie Ring – Opal/Gold by Abraxxa Anatine (EarthStones Halloween Hunt Item)
Skin: [PXL] Creations – [PXL] JADE SK Bare Lips MEB C2 by Hart Larsson
Makeup: [PXL] Creations – [PXL]JADE SK Smokey Eyes (tattoo) by Hart Larsson
Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual by Siddean Munro
Hand appliers:[PXL] Creations – [ PXL ] Slink Hand Appliers SK by Hart Larsson
Eyes: Amacci Gaze Eyes – Ocean Blue by Carina Larsen
Lashes: Mon Cheri *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash by Freya Oliveri

Sorry, I forgot to check what pose I used!

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