Friday, 28 October 2011

Vintage Boho

I had been planning this post for ages, but at first I couldn't find the time, then I forgot the pics on my laptop and today I realized I had never brought them on my desktop.

I fell in love at first glance with those amazing bags from PurpleMoon: they are not only beautifully crafted, but they also convey that perfect boho-vintage melancholy so close to my usual mood.

They are available in several colors, coming in animated and not animated version, and the price is more than fair.

Bag: PurpleMoon - Vintage Voyager Bag in Brown - 125L (look for it in the Boho House, in front of the main store).

Vintage Boho

I also enjoyed the look I created to match the bag, so here's a pic as well.

Vintage Boho Look

Skin: the.oBscene
Hair: Vive9
Eyes: Poetic Colors
Lashes: DeeTalez
Top: !gO!
Shirt: Aoharu
Skirt: League
Jewelry: [glow] studio
Sandals: NX - Nardcotix
Pose: Glitterati

Thursday, 15 September 2011

League Goes Boho

"The new League stuff says your name all over it, btw", I was told by a friend a couple of days ago.
And she was, obviously, totally right. 
Nena Janus has just released two sets of nomad inspired skirts, patterned or in plain colors, and a set of gypsy tunics, which are a must have for every bohemian wardrobe. 
They are available in single colors or patterns, or in fatpacks (a fatpack for each style), avoiding you the trouble of picking.

I want to spend a couple of words on the skirts, which hit my heart not only because they are amazingly beautiful, but also because they are absolutely *wearable*, something that is not always granted when dealing with sculpted skirts of that kind. 

I really appreciated, in the League's Nomad Skirts, the choice of keeping a system layer that matches the pattern or the color, together with other prim attachments on upper and lower legs to enhance the "wholeness" of the skirt, instead of the alpha layer. (While the alpha layer is a good tool to hide hips in case of impossible fits, in my opinion it should never go under the avi's knees: seeing a foot appearing from nowhere, as if it was detached from the rest of your body, when walking or moving, it's something I can't stand.)
That being said, the designer's advice is wearing the skirts with a calm AO (not many pirouettes and such) to achieve the best visual effect. 
Last but not least, the fit was amazingly easy even on my out of average shape - I usually have many troubles in the waist-hips-butt zone.

Now, I'll let the clothes themselves speak. 

Skirt: League - Nomad Skirt -Burgundy

League - Nomad Skirt Burgundy

Skirt: League - Nomad Skirt -Vintage Floral

League - Nomad Skirt Vintage Floral

Top: League - Gypsy Tunic -Butterscotch

League - Gypsy Tunic

Style Credits: 
Skin: the.oBscene
Eyes: Poetic Colors
Hair: Elikatira, Magika, Clawtooth. 
Top: D.Select, Kyoot.
Vest: COCO
Jeans: Twisted & Spoiled
Shoes: COCO,  Tokidoki, Duh. 
Necklace: EED, Exodi, Bliensen + MaiTai
Bracelets: League & EED, Ticky Tacky & je suis..., YS&YS  & Pacadi Jasha
Lashes: je suis...
Poses: wetcat, ES, Hopscotch

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Alphabet Challenge - B - B for Bohemian

I started the Alphabet Challenge on Orinoco Flow, and I will keep posting my alphabet looks there, but B is for Bohemian, so I couldn't resist.

Alphabet Challenge - B - B as Bohemian

Skin: Mynerva - Bianca
Hair: Truth - Boho
Eyes: Poetic Colors - Black Swan
Lipstick: AtomicBambi (now Verve) - Sabrina Lip Blush
Top: ZaaraYauvani Tank Top Bordeaux
Skirt: SnatchBoho Swirl Skirt
Necklace: Burroughs -Sunara Necklace
Earrings: Studio SidheSilver Filigree w Bell Gypsy Earrings
Nose Chain: Studio Sidhe - Silver Nose Chain with Bells
Bracelets: LeagueWanderer Bracelet
Bracelet: BINA - Tende Bracelet left red (part of an outfit)
Anklet: BINA - Tende right anklet Blue (part of an outfit)
Nails: je suis... - je suis... naive Nails v.2 Basic Nails
Bag: HOC - Hemp Bag
Shoes: Baby Monkey - Classic Flat Brown
Pose: Bent!

A closeup to showcase the beautiful earrings and nose chain by Faery Sola of Studio Sidhe. They're part of a set including bracelet, necklace and other pieces, that come in silver or gold. Items can be purchased separately or in a fatpack. I fell in love with the bells on the nose chain, a must have for my bohemian closet. 

SS Close up

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Boho Girls Wear Bandanas

Many beautiful bohemian flavor hairstyles are available at the Hair Fair. I bought lots of them already, supporting my shopping mania with the charity cause, and I will need to catch some others in each single store after the event is over (tomorrow). This year my attention was caught by something else though:  in each Hair Fair sim you will find a stall selling bandanas, 50L each. The proceeds of all the bandana sales will go to Wigs For Kids
Tomorrow, July the 15th, it's bandana day, a day meant to show our solidariety not wearing hair. If you want to participate, it doesn't mean you will need to renounce to your vanity: the designers prepared amazing stuff, I bought 3 of them. And no, it won't be something to wear just for one day and then trash it. Or at least not for me.

Bandana: LeLutka @ Hair Fair - Grace Scarf - 50L (100% donation)

(Inspired by a famous painting that inspired a book and a movie. It's a homage, not claiming to be a proper and accurate reproduction. )


Hair: Discord Designs @ Hair Fair - Lilith Cool Brown - wearing hairbase and drapes only.180L (50% donation)

Boho Bandana

Style Credits: 
Skin: Vive9, the.oBscene
Eyes: Poetic Colors
Necklace: Zaara 
Top:, Peqe
Poses: Glitterati, LAP

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Boho Girls Have Their Bath At Night


LeeZu @ TDR - Boho Bikini /yellow -69L

Style Credits
Skin: the.oBscene
Eyes: Poetic Colors
Hair: LeLutka
Eyeliner: [glow] studio
Jewelry and Nails: je suis...
Pose: Glitterati

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Boho Hippie Cheap

I was thinking to join the TDR Stylish Contest but when I went and check their Flickr group where I was supposed to post my pic, I noticed another girl had used the same required TDR items, so I gave up and decided to share my pic here.

Bohemian TDR

Style credits: 
Skin: Glam Affair @ TDR - Nina Skin Clean + Lipstick
Hair: Exile @ TDR Blue - Lucia Roots Drift Mix
Eyes: Poetic Colors - Classic - Black Swan Dark 
Dress: So Many Styles @ TDR - Hippie Maxi Dress Brown
Bag: Milk Motion @ TDR Blue - My Satchel 
Shoes: NX-Nardcotix - MANA Vixie Nutmeg
Eyeliner: [glow] studio - Pin Up Eyeliner
Lashes: je suis... - je suis... false lashes n° 004 
Nails: Je suis...- je suis... nails 001 orange
Earrings: [glow] studio (old TDR Blue) - part of the Gypsy Orange Set
Necktie: JANE - Floret Tie Teal
Pose: (crap I forgot to note it, it was a no script area and my pose hud wasn't working)

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Ma Bohème

Welcome to Bohemian Souls, a small project dedicated to boho style in Second Life.

I have always enjoyed a lot writing boho entries for Orinoco Flow, but while working on some of the latest posts, Bohemian Souls I and II, I felt the need to create something more focused on a style very close to my taste and personality.

However, this blog doesn't claim to be a bible about boho fashion in Second Life: it's rather a tribute to the mood and the feelings this style conveys. For that reason, following the flow of my bohemian thoughts, it will be a sort of journey diary gathering pictures, looks, finds about old and new boho stuff, with some glimpses of ethnic and hippie here and there, as well as all the random wanderings I may share. 

Updates will follow my mood as well.

Any suggestion about articles, stores or places I may not know or be forgetting are more than welcome: works are still in progress!
Same for links: I'll be adding blogs I like, bohemian oriented or not, but feel free to contact me if I'm missing you.

Thank you for taking the time to read this, I hope you will enjoy this journey as much as I will do. 

Bohemian Soul

Style credits
Hair: EMO-tions
Top: Sn@tch
Skirt: Zaara
Belt: The Secret Store
Jewelry: League
Pose: LAP
Feet: SLink