I have always been entranced by Asian cultures and flavors. I can barely remember a time when my eye wasn’t drawn to the feel and colors and attitudes of Asian design. As prior posts have displayed, Indian or Southeast Asian clothing is something that interests me greatly; however, I also enjoy the look of Japanese touches as well.
When Modavia Fashion Week was in full force, I kept my eye on the Flickr and Plurk postings that were keeping the SL public updated on the hottest new fashion collections on the grid. When I visited the Modavia sim to do some browsing, this outfit by .Shi caught my attention. I try not to go crazy shopping at events like these, and I kept myself at bay for awhile. Alas, I was not able to get the ensemble out of my head for the past few weeks.
This is how I know I am in love with something–I keep thinking about it. I couldn’t hesitate anymore.
This lovely blouse and pants set is called “Chinoi.” It is one of a collection of great garments made by Joy Laperriere.
Structurally, I think the designs of .Shi are fabulous. The belt I am wearing for example, is a very thoughtful and well done representation of a sash belt on a kimono, or an obi. The blouse as well has a hint of the kimono feel. I shopped at NHA! to look for a couple of accessories and found these earrings and feathered headband. The headband I did modify slightly to make the band part invisible, as I just wanted the look of a fancy hair clip.
SKIN: Aiko Deep tan 10 HB and cleavage by Belleza
HAIR: Charmed in Brown 10 by Elikatira
MAKEUP: Love my eyes Liner and Mascara -thick by *BOOM*
JEWELRY: Jade Earrings and Samira Headband by NHA!
OUTFIT: Chinoi by .Shi
SHOES: Caresse in Platine by N-Core (Not visible.)