Sometimes you build an outfit from the Shoes up, and that is what I did with this look. I wanted to wear shoes by Onyx LeShelle of "Maitreya", who recently discovered she too was a victim of content theft and that her delicious 'Slinky Stiletto' Shoes were ripped off. Onyx, who must have been crushed by this discovery, quickly set out her Originals as Freebies, saying that she would rather give them away then have people allow a Thief to Profit. I can only imagine how difficult it must be to work on perfecting a shoe, a skin, a design, and have it ripped by some individual whose only contribution to the SL Community is one of Cold Calculated Theft and Profiting from the hard work and creativity of others. We do not need these people in our Second Lives; they contribute nothing and are spineless, hidden behind ALT Accounts and Quickly Shifting IP Addresses. If you have not done so already, please make sure you add your name to the list of individuals who have voted for the JIRA SVC-1446 and make sure the Lindens take some actions to help stop this ongoing crisis in SL.
While everyone is likely to jump on the opportunity to grab up some Fabulous Free Shoes from "Maitreya", please don't just go for the Freebies, Onyx has some amazing designs in her store, and she deserves some recognition for her amazing contributions to SL Fashion. If you see something else you love while there, and have the lindens, give a little back and make a purchase too.
So here are the amazing "Maitreya" Dessert Boots, I love the un-done sculptie laces; I think they are simply brilliant. I paired it with these great jeans from "Karamia" that I nabbed on my last trip to the 'Cherry Buttons' Shopping Village, and this Fab NEW Tank from "PBI" which is so fantastic, coming in both Shirt and Jacket layers, with a tucked-in version (worn) and colour splash options in each pack making it really like a dozen tops for the price of just one. I threw on a bra underneath it, cause this look felt so grunge that it needed a little extra something-something in the details! I picked up these cool knit arm warmers on my last stop into "Argyle", a shop I can't wait to see more from. This hair is, believe it or not... a Dollarbie! Yep, "TRUTH" is offering this adorable 'Berri' as a Dollarbie, but seriously, it is as fabulous as any of their regularly priced styles and definitely worth grabbing on your next stop, besides, they just celebrated an anniversary, and have lots of NEWNESS for you to check out while there. Oh, before I forget, this amazing scarf from "=CREAMSHOP=" is just too cute, I really do love their detailed Prim Work in their Jewelry and Accessories, and this is one of my favorites. A scarf like this can pull any look together, and I just felt like I was ready to hit to Fashion Show circuit and snap away!
Skin – Celestial Studios, Charmed Skins (Tone 20, Earth 4)
Lashes – Celestial Studios, Prim Lashes (Classic 10)
Eyes – Freak Fantasia, Glassy Mustard Green
Hair – TRUTH, Berri (Carrot) [Dollarbie]
Scarf – =CREAMSHOP=, Check Charm Stole (Brown, M)
Arm Warmers – Argyle, Grey Knit Armwarmers
Tank Top – Pushbutton Industries, The Error (Chestnut – Green, Tucked)
Pants – Karamia, Relaxed Lowrise (Slate)
Ring – Caroline’s Jewelry, Gimcrack Diamond Solitaire
Bra – Digital Knickers, Sheer Pleasure (Cinnamon)
Boots – Maitreya, Dessert Boots (Green)
Camera – Nikon D80 by Tor Beerbaum