Every summer season in SL I struggle with finding the PERFECT swimsuit. It seems to me that most of them are cookie cutter cutouts of each other and I want something really different. (And of COURSE, affordable!) So I look and look and FINALLY find one that I like and then I have to find the right pose prop, take the pic, edit it and post it here on the blog. I will have to admit, there are some seasons that this just does NOT happen. I remember going through this last year and not finding a single suit that I was happy with, finally deciding to use a suit that I had bought the year before, but failed to blog. I took the pics and started to edit them and was SOOOOOO not happy with them….and so….they went into the trash bin and my “Swimsuit Edition” never made it…:/ I am glad to get one posted this year, even if it is a little late in the season. (Better late than never, right?)
I found this suit at a past event sale (as usual) and liked it right away. It is from Sn@tch. And it is just the right amount of cute, sexy and different to make it to the top of my list! It comes in 2 different color paks, dark and a bright, more neon set. The colors are just beautiful and drew my eye to it right away. I have always liked a nice crocheted suit and this one is no exception. If you look hard enough you can see the faint hint of a “nip” here and there and it just made me feel SO sexy when I wore it. I opted for this one piece crocheted suit because sometimes less IS more! (By the way, I did come across a couple of other suits that I really liked, too. One is a 2 piece retroset from NS. It is mesh and has 6 texture changes and SO cute. The other is the Hedonist bikini with separate matching hat from ValentinaE. It comes in 4 BEAUTIFUL muted tones and has an additional Boho Beach Coverup that you can purchase separately that just makes the set! You will want to pick these up before the season ends!)
My skin is the latest offering from Izzie’s. It can currently be found on sale at Uber. (This round of Uber will end August 23rd, so be sure to get there if you have not already.) This skin is called Shay and has a slightly Asian flair to her. I used a combination of my own shape and the one that comes with the skin to try and give you a good feel for what the skin looks like. It comes in in fair, pale, natural and caramel skintones, and you can buy extra eyeshadows, lipstick and colorful eyebrows on tattoo layers at Uber as well. If you would like to see more pics of the makeups and eyebrows available before heading over to Uber, take a look at Izzie’s blog here.
Uber had so many amazing hairstyles that I just HAD to pick them all up! But this one from TRUTH caught my eye and turned my head! Ami is a BEAUTIFUL braid! I knew I had wanted a braid for this look…and had a different one all picked out, one that would work with a big floppy hat….and then I saw this hair! I just threw off my hat and made new plans! I tried to get a shot from the back, so you can see how gorgeous it is!
And finally, you really need a good pose prop to show off a beautiful suit! This is Poolside from W.Winx and Flair. It comes with 16 poses embedded in a set of color change towels that also come with 4 color matching duo cushion sets that can be used with any furnishings you like. You can also use them with the pool that is included with the set. The pool is made to be used with Linden water, so you can float it off your property or I suppose you could terraform your property to fit it, if you wanted to use the pool permanently. I just kind of sat it on top of my property for the shoot and used the texturized water that came with it for photographic purposes. I know most of the shots are so close up that you cannot really see what the pool looks like, so stop by W. Winx and Flair to take a look at it and ALL of their offerings. You won’t be sorry.
And that’s it for my “Swimsuit Edition”. Thanks so much for coming along on the ride! Until next time….
*Skin: Izzie’s – Shay Skin pale GB CL, Izzie’s – Shay Lipstick peach, Izzie’s – Shay Eyeshadow blue, Izzie’s – Shay Eyebrow Shape (Available at Uber until August 23rd, then should be available at Izzie’s mainstore.)
SwimSuit: Sn@tch – Ikara swimsuit, dark navy
Shoes: Bleich – Mesh Jewels Sandals – Navy [Maitreya Flat] (I LOVED these sandals. I picked them up at a past sales event and they reminded me of some sandals that I have in RL. Bleich does not have an inworld store that I know of, but it does have a presence on the marketplace at: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/157022 For some reason I cannot seem to find these sandals there. Perhaps you will have better luck than I?)
Sunglasses: Glam Affair – Vintage Sunglasses Black
*Rings and Bracelets: Izzie’s – Button Ring Nautical R, Izzie’s – Stacked Gemstone Rings #2 gold L, Izzie’s – Wooden Button Bracelet blue R, Izzie’s – Wooden Button Bracelet red R, Izzie’s – Wooden Button Ring blue R, Izzie’s – Wooden Button Ring red R (I decided to mix and match many of the different jewelry sets that Izzie’s has. Izzie is truly so talented and makes a little bit of everything. But regardless of what she makes, it is always excellent!)
Mesh Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands
Hair: TRUTH HAIR – Ami
Ear Cuffs: ^^Swallow^^ – Ear Cuff Cross
Eyes: Buzzeri – Lillian Eyes – Ice
Bag: UNcommon – Jaws, Navy (I cannot remember where I got this bag from, but I thought it was SO cute and just fit in with my swimwear theme. I cannot seem to find a LM for this store at this time…:/)