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