A summer in Italy

This month’s Genre event is celebrating the Big Band era. This bikini from The Library has a South Seas flavor to it…which lead me to Italy for photographing. Don’t ask! The bikini, along with Bliensen + MaiTai – Swing – Peeptoes for SLink shoes, are available at the event, which starts tomorrow.

Style Details:
Bikini: ~The Library~ South Pacific – New for The Genre event
Shoes: Bliensen + MaiTai – Swing – Peeptoes f. Slink– New for The Genre event
Manicure: *S-A F* 40′s Hollywood Mani (Nail Salon)  - New for The Genre event
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Sadie
Flower:  *LODE* Head Accessory – Ceri Blossoms [white]
Skin: .Birdy. Audrey Skin

still as a stone, a living stone

Genre is starting up again! If you’re not familiar with the event, it features a new genre every month, which helps celebrate diversity and creativity within the SL community.

This month’s event is “The Big Band Era,” and finds me writing this from a jazz club listening to to the Big Band stream for inspiration. If you’re not familiar with this type of music,  Big Band music hearkens back to the 1930s and ’40s, and is also known as the swing area. Dance bands and dance halls prevailed, along with glamour like a 1930s movie star.

The Annex’s champagne silk gown trimmed with black lace  reminds me so much of a gown Veronica Lake would wear. She was famous for her hair. When most starlets were wearing their hair in rolls and fancy up-do’s, Veronica’s locks flowed seductively past her shoulders, with her eyes peeking behind a lock. She is my favorite actress from that era.

There’s lots more to come here from the Genre event, so stay tuned. In the meantime, Genre opens on 4/15.

Style Details:
Gown: The Annex – Satin Evening Gown – Champagne – New for The Genre event
Manicure: *S-A F* 40′s Hollywood Mani (Nail Salon)  - New for The Genre event
Hair: little bones. Flower Door
Necklace: MG - Necklace – Royal Khadijah Estate
Skin: ::Modish:: Kandice <Dune>


Style Details:
Pants: Legal Insanity – courtney cargo pants UK brown - New at The 100 Block
Hair: little bones. Gods & Monsters - New at The 100 Block
Jacket: [Cynful] Cropped Denim Jacket – Blue - New at The 100 Block
T-ShirtOverhigh - Make Love – T-shirt
Glasses: Legal Insanity – Pornstar Aviators black – girls ed.
Skin: .Birdy. Audrey Skin
Shoes: Leverocci - Peeptoe Ankle Boots_Pony_Spikes_Black_Black