Red-Headed Step-Child

November 17, 2008

Through the Looking Glass

Filed under: Challenge,Mix and Match,Real Life,Theme Outfits — Candy Lemmon @ 5:05 pm

When I read Kristi’s challenge on SLimply the Best, I was intrigued. I’ve said before that I hate changing my shape – I don’t mind a little extra butt in system skirts, and I’ve grown attached to some of Candy’s flaws – but I’ve been making some clothing based on my actual wardrobe, and thought a little comparison sounded fun.

I have a closetful of vintage accessories. The best and worst part of being a window-dresser and vintage buyer are the amazing finds I’m tempted by nearly every day. And the most treasured of them all, is my red belt with the enamel butterfly clasp. Somehow it always adds just the right amount of glamour to any outfit. I spent hours and hours painting it by hand in photoshop, but it was more than worth it to own one in every color. Lately I’ve been pairing it with a high-waisted skirt (in both lives), and based this pleated number Candy’s wearing on the purple skirt I’m wearing in my photo. I chose an underwear-layer tank top by Camie Cooper to free up the jacket and shirt layers for the rest of the outfit, and a nearly identical gold Yummy necklace. My jewelry collection is heavy with antique hearts and lockets and other ladylike things – if the song “I Enjoy Being Girl” comes to mind, I’m not afraid to admit that I actually own and wear petticoats and gloves. A little editing to a Bettie Page scarf, a pair of over-the-knee socks, and things started falling into place. HCT was the perfect place for my two-toned hair, and the length and highlights on Lillian were a dead-ringer. My skin was definitely the hard part, but I found a makeup match in Mela’s Peacock. In the end it was a laugh, and I had a ball doing it. So… who wants to see Van’s pretty face?

Skin: Mela’s – Peacock
Eyes: Lemania Indigo – Esther Williams Eyes
Hair: HCT – Lillian in Exclusive Red
Shirt: It’s All Good – Tank Top
Skirt: Candy-Pants – High-Waisted Skirt in Amethyst (My Design, Un-Released)
Belt: Candy-Pants – Vintage Butterfly Belt in Red (My Design, Un-Released)
Socks: Fleur – Ribbed Knee Socks in Black
Scarf: BP* – Knit Scarf with Corsage (No Corsage Option, Edited)
Necklace: Yummy – Chained Heart Necklace
Ring: Kouse’s Sanctum – Lucid Diamond Ring in Gold
Lashes: Cake – Flutter Lashes

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  1. Great Job with the challenge :D

    Comment by Casandra Shilova — November 18, 2008 @ 7:03 pm | Reply

  2. Phew, thank you Casandra!

    Posting your picture is a little nerve-racking, and I was starting to get a little insecure. I took a look at yours and I’m really impressed – you’re a lovely lady and a pretty pile of pixels to boot. :)

    Comment by Candy Lemmon — November 19, 2008 @ 9:20 am | Reply

  3. Whats this about? We’re practically dressed alike! hehe
    Belt looks really good, go you; and well its obvious that I loove this look.

    Comment by Channen GG — December 4, 2008 @ 5:57 am | Reply

  4. Ha! Fashionable minds obviously think alike, and thanks about the belt!

    Comment by Candy Lemmon — December 6, 2008 @ 3:48 pm | Reply

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