Red-Headed Step-Child

July 4, 2008

Red, White, and Barbecue!

Filed under: Mix and Match,Theme Outfits — Candy Lemmon @ 11:31 am

The 4th of July symbolizes a lot of good things: freedom, fireworks, quality time with the people you love, and if you’re really lucky, maybe even some good old-fashioned home grilling. Van and I use any excuse to theme up, so we grabbed our “Independence Day” best and had a ourselves a little date, Retrology-style.

There’s always a rock show on the 4th, but I have a running date to watch fireworks on the concert venue roof with Van every year. I think that made me lean towards more romantic details like the heart stitched on the back pocket of this red mini-skirt. It was an Artilleri group gift from Valentine’s Day, and satisfies my obsession for both high-waists and short hem lines. The puffed shirt and red bowtie I’ve worn before for a Bite Size Candy tutorial, and clearly I’m still charmed by the combination. My striped tank is a G.L.A.M. must-have, and I’d wager you recognize the patriotic-tinted UBU sneakers from your own virtual closets. I picked up the butterfly barrette on a recent Japanese shopping spree, and the Nylon skin many moons ago. The pretty side-pony is brand spanking new from Aoharu, featuring their first “red” texture!!! It’s a bit pink, but I sort of love it in a “Lost in Translation” neon-wig kinda way. Oh! And my sparkly is from Callie Cline’s “Sparkle Sparkle” outfit, modified to be smaller.

Van is manning the grill and indicating just how to show your appreciation. I can’t blame him though, who doesn’t love cooking and kisses? We both had a blast making the most of this Rockabilly location, which has been lovingly decorated for summer. Retrology features some of the best and hardest-working creators on the grid and it was nice to give a little tribute. Van is sporting a little visual love, in the form of a red heart pin from a Nylon Outfitters’ blazer. The vest is Armidi, and the madras plaid button-down is from Shai. He once shamefully referred to this shirt as “over-priced”, and it’s now one of his hands-down favorites. The jeans and red belt are from Indigo, and always deliver a pinch of color when you need it. His bold blue dress shoes are from Jeepers Creepers (who else?), and the skin is Scorpio of course. Armidi is responsible for his shaggy hairstyle, and the quickie spatula was engineered by moi.

On Candy:
Skin: Nylon Outfitters – Urban Eyes in Pearl
Eyes: Miriel – The Fantastic Realism Collection – Marine
Hair: Aoharu – Rita in Red
Shirt: Aoharu – Gingham Balloon Dress Puffed Blouse
Tank Top: G.L.A.M. – Sailor Stripes Tank in Blue
Skirt: Artilleri – Ingrid High-Waisted Mini-Skirt (Valentines Edition)
Socks: Rebel Hope Designs – White Ruffle Socks
Shoes: UBU – PornStar Hi-Tops (Tinted a Patriotic Mix)
Bowtie: Kuru – Plaid Shirt and Bowtie (FREE!, Texture Removed and Tinted Red)
Barrette: Apple Pop – Cho’u Hair Pin in Blue

On Van:
Skin: The Abyss – Scorpio in Dystopia
Eyes: Miriel – The Arctic Collection – Snow
Hair: Armidi – The Poynter (New) in Pomegranate
Shirt: Casa del Shai – Madras Shirt in Blueberry (Tucked Version)
Vest: Armidi – Classic Zion Vest in White
Jeans and Belt: Indigo – Cobalt Gray Jeans (Red Belt Option)
Socks: Sinistyle – Tube Socks (Red Stripe Option)
Shoes: Jeepers Creepers – Carl Perkins in Blue
Pin: Nylon Outfitters – Unisex Jacket with Heart Pin

Available Props:
Sparkler: Callie Cline – Sparkle Sparkle Outfit (Silver Sparkler, Modified to be Smaller)

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  1. Candy, You & Van look great! So glad you enjoyed Retrology, it is a labour of love and we really appreciate it when people enjoy the SIM. Happy Holiday Celebration to you!


    Comment by Jhuzen Ketsugo — July 4, 2008 @ 4:21 pm | Reply

  2. We had a great time celebrating thanks to you guys!

    Retrology is the BEST sim for vintage-wear, and considering that’s about all I wear – I just love it. Thanks for all your hard work organizing the Sidewalk Sale, I had a blast. :)

    Comment by Candy Lemmon — July 5, 2008 @ 9:56 pm | Reply

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