Red-Headed Step-Child

August 10, 2008

Sound Garden

Filed under: Freebie Love,Mix and Match,Theme Outfits — Candy Lemmon @ 12:38 pm

The summer nights are cooling down, and autumn is sneaking back into our wardrobes. One of our favorite fall fashion trends has been an explosive use of patterns; particularly those of the flowered variety. We always love fresh fashion ideas, and you can’t get much fresher than a floral.

Not every man can rock a flower-printed cowboy shirt. It takes courage, a tousled rock-star haircut, and the right accessories, but any truly stylish man can pull it off. (Remember pink, guys? Florals are just the next frontier) Van is a little bit of a Dapper Dan, and reached for a Shai bowtie and his favorite Wrong suspenders to add a little formality, but kept the earthy vibe with some basic cuffed jeans from Artilleri. The paint-splatter freebie shoes play up the colors of his Saya shirt, worn here without socks for a casual feel. His super-sexy hair is by Armidi as usual, and his favorite icy blue eyes are (of course!) from Miriel.

Going through my dollarbies from the Kuri Style opening sale, I fell in love with this skirt and its plaid/floral fusion pattern. Most of the floral outfit mixes in the magazines are made with multiple patterns, creating an almost clashing fashion aesthetic that feels thoroughly modern and cool. I used that inspiration in choosing this ethnic-printed Bare Rose scarf and these plaid stockings, but kept them in similar shades for a little more approachability. My puffed-sleeve shirt is Aoharu, making it’s third appearance, and illustrating a point of view Van and I are proud to voice: “If you have one, wear it!” There is no need to buy a new pair of jeans if you’ve got a great vintage pair already. Wear your oldies with pride! The boots are by PixelDolls, scripted to change color and magically match anything you own, and need to be imported out of the virtual world, now. My curly pony was a past release gift from House of Heart, a store which is packed with amazing hairstyles of every kind, AND is always generously giving away samples of their newest designs with each update. And my skin is the recent Cupcakes and Rosemar collaboration skin gift, a beautiful blend of both designers’ talent.

On Van:
Skin: The Abyss – Scorpio in Dystopia
Eyes: Miriel – Jeweled Collection – Zircon
Hair: Armidi – The After Party in Red
Shirt: Saya – Flower Style Outfit
Pants: Artilleri – Bobby Jeans in Black
Shoes: Shiny Things – Painter Shoes
Bowtie: Casa del Shai – The Classic Tuxedo Bowtie
Suspenders: Wrong – Suspenders in White

On Candy:
Skin: Rosemar and Cupcakes – Birthday Suit Skin – Freebie #2 in Cameo
Eyes: Miriel – Light Blue (Realistic Size, Free Wearable Demo!)
Hair: House of Heart – Ginnifer in Platinum
Shirt: Aoharu – Gingham Balloon Dress Puffed Blouse
Skirt and Socks: Kuri Style – Rose Outfit
Boots: PixelDolls – Desert Boots (Black Option)
Scarf: Bare Rose – Peepul Outfit (Pink Option)
Manicure: Gianetti – Nails & Melee Claws in Rose Diamond
Lashes: Cake – Flutter Lashes

LAP – Dude VI
Kuri Style (Only L$10 for three poses!)

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



  1. great post! can van dress my husband in RL? i’m a little sick of the ole abercrombie/old navy boi look from yesteryear that he just wont let go of, lol. i swear to God, one more pair of cargo shorts and a plaid button up and i’ll scream *le sigh* God bless his soul, at least he’s amazing!

    Comment by IsabellaGrace Baroque — August 15, 2008 @ 8:51 am | Reply

  2. Thanks Isabella!

    I’m way excited for fall, and it’s not because I’m waiting to bust out all my flannel shirts, lol. Tell your amazing husband that you’re trying to get his outside to match his inside!

    Comment by Van Kline — August 17, 2008 @ 2:43 pm | Reply

  3. awwww, thats a sweet sentiment! that might work, thanks :D

    Comment by IsabellaGrace Baroque — August 21, 2008 @ 9:44 am | Reply

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