Sunday, April 5, 2009

East meets West

Until a few months ago, Zaara had always been my place of reference for ethnic wear. I was, however, pleasantly surprised when Zaara Kohime began adding some everyday wear to her store. I guess I wasn't the only one who received the news with glee, since after that we've seen her evolve from a relatively little store in the Tesla sim to a whole sim of its own. If you've never been to the Zaara sim, I really recommend the visit -- even if you don't plan to buy anything, it's worth seeing the amazing build and taking some photos. For those who are easy to convince, I'll list a few reasons to teleport over and spend some Lindens.

See? Amazing textures and sculpties all over the place. The top is Mitali in olive; it includes sleeve prims but I left those out because I like how the top looks without them (ok, and I was too lazy to adjust them, too). Mitali comes with a convenient midriff cover on the underpants layer, so you can wear it tucked in if you're modest like me ;-)
The Jewelled Jeans in blue, also from Zaara, are one of my favourite pairs among the hundreds (maybe thousands...) in my inventory. They're not just another nondistinct pair for two reasons: first, the hanging jewels that adorn the hip have a very feminine touch, with a mixture of gold and turquoise; and second, they include several options for the legs -- shown in the pics is the slouchy version, made of sculpties, but there's also the flared and skinny versions, which will suit all kinds of needs. The shoes, Korina in fabric and olive, are another treat that was included in the LeLutka gift bag for women (no longer available from notices, I'm afraid).
Normally I resort to Miriel for eyes and lashes (which I did again this time), but those are not the only things they sell. Another item that excels in quality at this store is the jewellery -- at reasonably low prices. The Bubble earrings I'm wearing here are from the Miriel Everyday collection; I only paid 25L (for the silver only version) and they include a script to change the colour of the gems. What else can I ask for?
The skin is one of the newest releases from Fleur, #2 from the Shoujo Spring series in the darkest skintone, Azalea; the hair is Truth's Hallie in cranberry, and poses are from the Torridwear subscriber pack which was sent to old members as well earlier this week. So, if you haven't done it yet, head off to Menel and get them!

Full credits on my flickr, slurls on wordpress.


Samara Barzane said...

You look wonderful:) Funny thing-the blogpost I'm doing next is using a version of the same background LOL Great minds?

Elaine Lisle said...

haha yes, that must be it ;-)

<3 the new header, you did a fine job, missus