Jan 21, 2010

Leggo My Aoharu

If the words frugalista + fashionista reside anywhere in your SL shopping soul, you've likely been trying to battle your way into the Aoharu + Anexx SIMs to do the grabby grabby thing at their much-anticipated 50% off sale.

Because these stores have such classic pieces for guys -- it's definitely one of Gavin's faves -- we thought it would be fun to shoot both guys + girls looks to show you. -- For my frugalistas: as usual I've tried to incorporate at least one freebie or other gift into nearly all of these looks, so even if you have zero spare $L, hopefully you'll still see some things you wanna scoop below.

I have a thing for jackets + when I saw this candy pink cropped leather one with roll-up sleeves + a blue denim lining, I was a goner. (Or more precisely, my $L were Just. Gone). This thing is bursting with details, from the gold studs on the jacket to the "rough" collar texture. I layered this jacket on top of one of my go-tos tank tops, the free white lace-edged pink "Spicy" tank by PARADISIS. -- Gavin's black vest + gray hoodie combo is one of my faves on him -- especially with these black "vintage wash" jeans. To me, this guys' look oozes relaxed cool, with none of that TTH-ing (you know, Trying Too Hard) thing.Here's a close-up to show a second look at the open black lace "patchwork" that's inset into these jeans. (Sorry this image is a tad fuzzy, SL refused to cooperate with me on this shot). The little scratchy textures might be '80s-retro but as in RL, that style period throwback simply refuses to vanish completely. LOL.
Isn't this 1-sided pony cap hair cute? It's also free, courtesy of the MM board at IrEn. It comes with your several color change optionns for both the hair + the cap. There's more cute free hairs here scattered thru the store (as hunt items + other gifties) too; be sure to scoop the free "Geisha" tattoo on the ground which is kinda cool (look near the freebies table).
I've had my sad, /me-wants-those eyes on these Anexx "ribbon pumps" for awhile now. Good thing 50% off sales are like, instant mood lifters! *happy dance*
One of the best men's holiday gifts previously at Le.Look! was the men's brown leather jacket by Aoharu. Gavin liked this jacket so much that he scooped the black leather version as well, which comes with the option of wearing a just-wrinkled, button-down black shirt inside (that's nicely unbuttoned at the bottom). -- Here I'm wearing Aoharu's belted black snakeskin trench dress which I have a feeling is gonna become my go-to for when I can't decide what to wear. You literally just slip it on + hey presto! Instant pulled-together look.

See how dressed up we get for sushi here.
Yes, I am a Truth hair addict. This "Saskia" style is one that I actually purchased by mistake (by chatting + not paying attention + hitting the "Buy" button . . . danger!) -- and then promptly fell in luhs with. My $L have a deep + abiding connection with the Truth store and I am powerless to stop it. *sighs*
These Aoharu lace-up platforms are both dramatic + sexy; the gold-tinged ribbon at the back adds just the right oomph of color contrast. These are such a statement, especially when worn with a clean or relatively simple black look, so that the ribbon lace-ups on these really pop against the legs.
Gavin + I decided to do a li'l record shopping, so a more dress-down vibe was in order. Check out this slouchy, off-the-shoulder zebra top that I'm modeling here, that I paired with these black lace "patchwork" gray jeans (both by Aoharu). The PacMan necklace is free by Ducknipple + this ridic sexy "Reese" hair (with choppy layers that fall longer in the front) is -- yup, from Truth.
Isn't this skin divine? It's free in the Cupcakes group Notices (the group join fee is currently $0L until I believe this coming Sunday). These undereye bags are somewhat of a novelty in face-perfect SL skinland; there's funny "drunken" skins included in the gift too.
Gavin is modeling the Aoharu men's jeans in "vintage blue" wash here. He's also showing last week's $1L men's fashion week giftie from Connors, this beige henley with a nicely shaded V-neck collar.
Of course a certain someone couldn't resist the 99 cents bin.

"Geez, they don't they have any old Boyz II Men albums here! -- Wait! Is that an original Britney Spears in this 99 cents bin? Score!"
Meanwhile I was having awes vinyl scoring luck too. Here's me getting my paws on an original De La Soul 12" -- also in the 99 cents section! Somebody really needs to pay better attention about their store inventory here.
These Anexx yellow gold "fringe pumps" were so yummehs that I had to score the fatpack (actually the best deal for how many colors you get, especially after the 50% off). -- See how my SL gfs failed at preventing me from yet another shoes splurge? *giggles* Oh wellz. Life goes on.
Check out how snuggly these light pink Anexx boots are. You get your choice of 2 textures; I'm showing the "Nordic" legwarmers knit here. My calves are so warm + toasty now. Oh yes.
This is another denim jacket by Aoharu (it comes with an optional leopard print which I've left off here), which I've paired a sexy sheer cami from Sassy! that you can get for free in its subscribo. I'm also wearing the free Fhang Candy skin that you can win in the store's MM board. The skin has intensely-hued makeup with a candy-pink lip, and a gorgeous tan glow. *mwuahs Michi Fhang for the bazillionth time*

Gavin
is wearing the free unisex sunglasses gift for the the Shoes & Accessories Hunt by Kumaki Glasses Style (this is such an awes store for both glasses + sunglasses), which come in your choice of customizable tints + shading colors. I'm wearing another color of the Aoharu black lace "patchwork" jeans here. -- Aaaah this brisk winter air is so great for striking these super nonchalant poses.
Now for just the thing after a hard day of elbow jostling + battling the dreaded lag monster . . . a foot massage . . . by a guy! This sweet + funny foot massage animation chair is the Burning Hearts Hunt gift from Kabuki Creations + comes with a gentle foot stroking ani. -- Ladies: this is life as it should be, no? Many thanks to Dudda Susa for helping me with this one . . . . my weary feets were thanking you girl! *mwuah*
The Aoharu + Anexx SIM sale runs thru January 24, so you have time. If you've got some $L to spare, shoe mavens will wanna do an Anexx drive-by. At the 50% off price, most shoes seemed to be under $300L (with some under $200L). -- At Aoharu, a single piece of women's clothing started roughly around $150L-$200L; guys' clothing started even lower (for example, jeans and tops seemed were around $100L per color). Fatpacks were also a far better deal per item so make sure you check them before you buy the single (I found these worth it if you really like 2 or more colors of the same style).

O you amazing sales. Why do you always end up costing me more $L? *sigh*

Love + fashionista kisses to all!

xoxo
Teshan2222 Wycliffe
(who finds it physically impossible to resist any great sale, in any life)
http://slexyfashionista.blogspot.com/

STYLING CREDITS:

on Tesh:

Pink jacket look:
Jeans: Aoharu - Aoharu_BT_LaceCrashDenim_Black - 50% off sale
Belt: Aoharu - Aoharu_BT_LaceCrashDenim_Pink(Belt/Studded)
- 50% off sale
Pink leather jacket (comes with or without denim shirt inside): Aoharu - Aoharu_BT_RollupRidersJK_WithDenim_Pink - 50% off sale
Pink tank top: PARADISIS - Spicy - Top pink - free
Black stilettos w/ pink-red ribbons: Anexx - Anexx_RibbonBeltPumps_Black/Red
- 50% off sale
Ring: Fairy Tail - Rose Ring - previously free (shown right)
Hair: IrEn - Tasha brown MM board gift -
free
Hairpin (2 pink roses): Noju - Antique 2-rose hair clip(red)
Skin: Curio - :GP: Sundust Frex [Dark] Winter-Chestnut 1
Hand tattoo: This Way! - 8Ball Nails - $25L (shown right)
Eyes: Negaposi - Lunar - Water (Large Iris) - $30L
Lashes: Cake - Bedroom Lashes

Black trenchcoat look:
Black trench dress: Aoharu - AOHARU_BT_SnakeTrenchCoat_Black - 50% off sale
Lace-up shoes: Aoharu - AOHARU_WALK_CrossLacedUpHeels_Black - 50% off sale
Necklace: Donna Flora - Spring red necklace (shown above)
Hair: Truth - Saskia - Espresso
Skin: Curio - :GP: Petal [Dark] Elf-Soot 2
Eyes: Negaposi - Glass Eyes (Raven) - $30L
Lashes: Cake - Bedroom Lashes

Zebra top look:
1-shoulder zebra top: Aoharu - AOHARU_BT_KawaiiBaggyT-Shirt/Zebra - 50% off sale (shown above)
Jeans: Aoharu - Aoharu_BT_LaceCrashDenim_Gray- 50% off sale
Yellow ankle fringe pumps: Anexx - Anexx_FringePumps_Gold - 50% off sale (shown below)
Necklace: Ducknipple - Pacman Necklace - free
Bracelets: Crazy - Gift Bracelets (Golden Brazelet and Serengeti Bracelet Left worn) - $1L (shown left)
Earrings: Glow Studio - Glam Earrings (Gold)
Yellow ring: Elate! - Sunny Rose Ring - previously $1L
Purple rose ring: mocha - Classica Rose Ring - $20L gatcha - Albero Sweethearts Festival
Purple Double rose barette: Noju - Antique 2-rose hair clip(purple)
Hand tatoo: Cyanide - Tattoos - In the Dead of Night - former hunt gift - previously free
Tattoo: I Heart Rien - Natural Girl - lucky board prize - free
Hair: Truth - Reese - Espresso
Skin: Cupcakes - JDiamond - Nutmeg - Hungover - Jan group gift - free (*NOTE: $100L group join fee is wavied only thru this Sunday)
Eyes: Negaposi - Glass Eyes (Raven) - $30L
Lashes: Cake - Bedroom Lashes
Legwarmers boots + denim shirt look:
Jeans: Aoharu - Aoharu_BT_LaceCrashDenim_Blue - 50% off sale
Shirt: Aoharu - Aoharu_BT_VintageDenimJK_Washed_WithShirt/Leopard - 50% off sale
Cami: Sassy! - Wet n Wild tank top - silver sheer - subscribo gift - free
Knit boots: Anexx - Anexx_KnitLegwarmers_Pink
Hair: Argrace - Standard Casket & Straight
Skin: Fhang Candy - [FC] Bianca//Crazed/FhangCandy - MM board gift - free
Tattoo: I Heart Rien - Natural Girl - lucky board prize - free
Eyes:
Negaposi - Lunar eyes - Azur - Large Iris - $30L
Lashes: Cake - Bedroom Lashes
Mouth ladybug: IrEn - Your Own Ladybug - Snail Hunt gift #34 - free

Foot massage chair with animation: Kabuki Creations - Special Memories - Burning Hearts Hunt gift #55 - free

Poses include those by: Penny Dreadful Arcade @ Haiti disaster relief event (thank you OMGWTF Barbeque for organizing this heartfelt event!) - Esme for (pda) myth.takes - Haiti Disaster Relief special - $100L; Ks2cool - $5L per pose pack; Izumiya - free; and Sunflower Poses

on Gavin McGinnis:
Black vest with gray hoodie + black jeans look:
Black down vest w/ gray hoodie: Aoharu - AOHARU_BT_DownVest_with_W-ZipHoody_Black
- 50% off sale
Black jeans w/ vintage wash: Aoharu - AOHARU_BT_VintageDenim_Black - 50% off sale
Black boots: Nardcotix - NX-Nardcotix Claudio Boot Black - (SAH) BOYZ - #85 hunt gift - free
Tattoo: Broken Rulez - Dragon Tattoo - previously free
Skin: BeReal - Exclusive Max Skin - previously free
Hair: Junwave - Natural Short (black) - previous $50L sale
Eyes: Negaposi - Glass Eyes (Lagoon) - $30L

Black leather jacket + black button-down shirt look:
Black leather jacket + black jeans:
Aoharu - AOHARU_BT_LeatherTailoredJK_withShirtBK_Black - 50% off sale
Hair: Sadistic Hacker - Magnoria II (Dark)

Beige henley + blue jeans look:
Beige jersey top: Connors - *Connors* CountryBoy_Beige - group gift - free
Jeans:
Aoharu - AOHARU_BT_VintageDenim_Dark - 50% off sale
Shoes: Hoorenbeek @ LE.LOOK! - l'homme - Boots -previously free
Hair: Sadistic Hacker - Magnoria II (Dark)
Eyes: Negaposi - Glass Eyes (Lagoon) - $30L
Skin: BeReal - Exclusive Max Skin - previously free
Tattoo: Broken Rulez - Dragon Tattoo - previously free

Dark brown henley + jeans look:

Brown henley: Saikin - henley neck shirt brown - previous $50L sale
Jeans: Aoharu - AOHARU_BT_VintageDenim_Dark - 50% off sale
Sunglasses: Kumaki Glasses Style - K_gs SAH GoodWorld 1.00 - Shoes & Accessories Hunt #24 - free
Shoes: Hoorenbeek @ LE.LOOK! - l'homme - Boots -previously free

Gavin's poses by: Long Awkward Pose and Izumiya - free

4 comments:

Izzy said...

What lovely photos! These stores have been some of my own favourites in SL and they do have very nice stuffs ^__^ Anexx shoes are very cool, too!

Anonymous said...

I like reading this blog for nice mix of freebies and things we want to spend our Linden on. Thank you nice work

L. Merlin

Tesh said...

awww thanks so much ladies!! so glad you like + thank you very much for reading!! :O) xoxo

Preet said...

Why must you torture me with things I want to buy Tesh?! lol

-Rhia Janick

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