Red-Headed Step-Child

May 29, 2008

Sex and the Sim – Episode 3

Filed under: Freebie Love,Mix and Match,Theme Outfits — Candy Lemmon @ 8:27 pm

Just in time for the “Sex and the City” movie premiere, we’re presenting our third episode featuring my very favorite odd couple: Steve Brady and Miranda Hobbes!

Miranda was always my favorite character, and I think it shows. She was often the only voice of reason for the love-crazed foursome, so I chose to shoot in a dark wooded office setting that would make any lawyer feel at home. A simple dark skirt suit like this (FREE) version from Token, paired with classic black nylons is a standard in Miranda’s wardrobe. As a result, most people would call her look a little plain. But that would be forgetting her judicious use of bold jewelry, bags, and gorgeous footwear. She wouldn’t have blinked an eye at this tribal ring choker, knowing simply to wear her ears and wrists bare for balance. I’m a passionate lover of the entire Chapeau Tres Mignon store, ever since my heart was stolen by a Unicorn hat. I’m wearing one of Eloh’s original skins, with subtle toffee-colored makeup and a matching Fleur manicure. Her hairstyle was obviously Aden Breyer’s Suri. The shoes naturally took more decision, but I see her slipping on something glittering once in a while (even if they stay under the desk all the day) and these Elhaba heels from Digit Darkes are a feast for the eyes. After clasping a waist-cinching belt and grabbing a stylish but sensible bag, I can almost see her taking a last sip of coffee before she rushes out the door.

Steve Brady was certainly a strange choice for Miranda, with his general sloppiness and lack of motivation and so forth. But when you add his humor, his smile, and his cute wire-framed glasses (like Van’s version from eyewear-king PrimOptic), it starts to add up. We all know he likes to shoot hoops, so I found a court and a basketball, and had Van style himself as messy as possible. With a brown Hang the DJ! T-Shirt layered over a long-sleeved Fuse thermal and a plaid shirt tied around his waist, he couldn’t be much more clueless or cute. Some basic jeans and some clashing freebie painter slip-ons from Shiny Things, and we have our clumsy but lovable Mr. Steve Brady.

While Van’s photo was shot on location, I had to improvise for my Miranda look. The office set (including everything but the rug and books) was a steal at only L$179, and just 27 prims. For the rest of my setting, I employed the ancient art of searching with prices set “low to high” and found a fantastic free starter home by Indigo Orbit, a L$0 rug in my color scheme, and used stock images to create the quickie books and New York skyline. Yep, anyone can do it. :)

See part one of our series featuring Carrie and Big here: Sex and the Sim – Episode 1
And part two featuring Samantha and Smith: Sex and the Sim: Episode 2

On Candy (as Miranda):
Skin: Another Skin – Le (Brow 1) in Pride (FREE!)
Hair: Aden – Suri in Red
Eyes: Miriel – The Duotone Collection – Predawn
Suit: Token – Homemate Suit (worn without shirt collar and tie)
Stockings: Sheer – Black Nylon Tights
Shoes: Digit Darkes Couture – Elhaba Heels
Belt: G.L.A.M. – Waist Cinch with Gold Embellishment
Necklace: Chapeau Tres Mignon – Mae Hong Son Neck Rings
Purse: Style Magazine – Hogan Tennis Bag (FREE! Along with coats, purses, shoes and shades for women AND men, and they’re all versions of RL designer items. TP to the location, then search the floating boxes for your sweet sweet freebies.)

On Van (as Steve):
Skin: Minnu Models – Pale Shaved (Past Group Gift)
Hair: Armidi – The Grammar in Hazelberry
Eyes: Naughty Designs – Gabriel’s Eyes in Pure Blue
Undershirt: Fuse – Thermal in Rouge
T-Shirt: Hang the DJ! – Turn Me On in Tan
Waist Shirt: Yorim’s Factory – Koshimaki
Jeans: Fuse – Jeans 101 Factory
Shoes: Shiny Things – Free Painter Shoes
Glasses: PrimOptic – Stilo Glasses

Available Furniture and Props:
Office Set: Lok’s Low-Prim Furniture – 5 Piece Desk Set in Brazilian Rosewood
Rug: Falck’s Original Copies – Rug002
Basketball: Thesis Nemeth – Basketball

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



  1. Great set Candy! Miranda is lookin FIERCE, and i love that you used Retrology and Hang the DJ for Steve. It holds a special place in my heart, as I used to be a Pin Ups Girl :). Love this one!!!!

    Comment by IsabellaGrace Baroque — May 30, 2008 @ 1:19 pm | Reply

  2. I happen to <3 Retrology as well, all that vintage-wear is hard to resist and the sim is just lovely!

    I never knew you were a Pin Up! I always secretly envied and admired those girls heehee.

    Comment by Candy Lemmon — May 31, 2008 @ 8:09 am | Reply

  3. All three pieces have been good so far, but this is the best. You just gotta like Carrie, but I also get into Miranda, and the setting, skin and hair are perfect.

    Comment by Harper — June 6, 2008 @ 10:19 pm | Reply

  4. Thanks Harper! I think Candy is partial to Miranda too. Our fourth episode will be along soon!

    Comment by Van Kline — June 7, 2008 @ 2:05 pm | Reply

  5. Great idea and very well made. I loved the clothes and the production. Congrats! :-)

    Comment by Patou Dumont — June 8, 2008 @ 5:47 pm | Reply

  6. Aw thanks Patou! We work hard on this blog, and comments like yours really keep us inspired. :)

    Comment by Candy Lemmon — June 9, 2008 @ 9:22 am | Reply

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