Red-Headed Step-Child

May 16, 2008

Sex and the Sim – Episode 2

Filed under: Freebie Love,Mix and Match,Theme Outfits — Candy Lemmon @ 12:09 am

It’s back to the small screen with this week’s installment of our “Sex and the City” tribute series! Samantha and Smith were two very different people and an unlikely couple, but somehow… it just worked. With such contrasting styles, you might say the same about their sense of fashion.

Van, like the actor who played Smith, is a great model. I know technically the character is an actor, but who can forget that Absolut ad? We’re playing up Van’s pretty-boy side with Smith’s trademark luscious locks, well represented by Armidi’s Ibiza. The effortlessly chiseled model physique is thanks once again to his freebie Minnu skin, and his blue eyes are courtesy of Naughty Designs. Of course, Smith could never keep too many clothes on, and we have (literally) stripped him down to a pair of classic Armidi jeans and some American Apparel briefs. The brand’s utter failure notwithstanding, I thought the mix of what would be a low-end brand (AA) and a big designer (Armidi) was very representative of low-key model style. The briefs and his Aruba Flip-Flops from Last Call are obviously discontinued, but very easy to substitute.

I’m always looking for new and interesting locations to shoot, and when I saw this amazing bar being featured on Dot in Second Life, I knew it would be the perfect after-hours spot for a discerning woman in the mood for a tall drink of something.

Samantha is a woman of extremes. Intense colors and bold accessories are her thing, and more is always better than less. I wanted to start with a punch of bright color like Nylon’s Banana Smoothie jacket, which I’ve worn here without a blouse to push the sex appeal. That led me to this perfect high-waisted skirt from Little Rebel, which I’ve been dying to wear and own in several more shades. Paper Couture is my go-to for clothing-layer jewelry, and I thought this teal necklace matched well and gave the impression of a beaded neckline. My hairstyle was a no-brainer, called “Samantha” from Aoharu, and this skin is a past freebie from Beauty Avatar. [My only complaint about Aoharu is the lack of proper red shades. I will continue to burn an offering to the gods of hair textures on each visit and reluctantly wear “Cassis Brown” until then] Of course, Samantha wouldn’t stop there, so I added a conversation-starting fur and a black-tinted bangle. Armidi’s prim nails lend the look a little Cougar ferocity, and Maitreya’s steel-tipped stilettos go right in for the kill.

See part one of our series featuring Carrie and Mr. Big here: Sex and the Sim – Episode 1

On Van (as Smith):
Skin: Minnu Model Skins – Pale Shaved (Past Group Gift)
Eyes: Naughty Designs – Gabriel’s Eyes in Light Blue
Hair: Armidi – The Ibiza in Pomegranate
Jeans: Armidi – A001 Jeans in Dirty Classic
Briefs: American Apparel – Briefs in Heather Gray (No Longer Available)
Sandals: Last Call – Aruba Flip-Flops (No Longer Available)

On Candy (as Samantha):
Skin: Beauty Avatar – Nemesis (No Longer Available)
Eyes: Miriel – Spectrum Collection – Carribbean
Hair: Aoharu – Samantha in Cassis Brown
Jacket: Nylon Outfitters – Banana Smoothie Jacket
Skirt: Little Rebel – High Rouched Skirt in Blue
Shoes: Maitreya – Slinky Stilettos in Patent Yellow
Feathered Fur Stole: Bijou – Free Diva Dress in Chanson (FREE!)
Necklace: Paper Couture – Dahlia Pant Suit Undershirt
Bracelet: Artilleri – Chunky Wooden Bead Bracelet (Black Texture, Found at the Retrology Mother’s Day Hunt)
Manicure: Armidi – True Enhance Prim Nails in Cherry III
Lashes: Minnu Model Skins – Thora Lashes (Past Group Gift)

For Slurls, see our Locations and Designers and Photo-Shoot Locations pages.



  1. Tint the hair. I do it a lot because I want a deeper red than they usually sell. RGB 112:0:0 works great for me on most browns.

    Comment by Cajsa Lilliehook — May 16, 2008 @ 8:27 pm | Reply

  2. Of course!!!

    Thank you Cajsa, for bestowing upon me this invaluable knowledge. I can even go hair shopping at RaC again now!

    Comment by Candy Lemmon — May 17, 2008 @ 10:34 am | Reply

  3. I got side tracked and meant to comment on this before. You’re eye for mixing photograhy with fashion is amazing and gets better and better with each post! I LOVE location fashion shots, not that the ole Photosphere doesn’t come in handy, but showcasing a look with the background to play it up is just my fav. You do it brilliantly Candy and I love your blog. Sorry about the late add to our links, as I’ve also been meaning to add you to the blogroll but now its done and done. HEART! Keep up the great work :)


    Comment by IsabellaGrace Baroque — May 23, 2008 @ 3:35 pm | Reply

  4. Hi Isabella! Thanks for adding us to your blogroll! It’s great to see you added to iheartsl, we’ve been enjoying your blog.

    We think it’s important to show the clothes as they appear in-world, and of course we love to take advantage of all of the great builds people have done. It’s really nice to receive praise from someone with an eye like yours. Keep watching, as we will certainly be watching you!

    Comment by Van Kline — May 24, 2008 @ 10:44 am | Reply

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