Prep it up…

Let’s face it, there is probably a manual somewhere out there that describes the preppy look to a T. When someone mentions preppy, I automatically think pleated khakis, polo shirts, and quite possibly a sweater tied around the shoulders or waist country club style.   Then again, I am often referred to as “preppy” and have never worn pleated khaki pants or a sweater tied around anything in my life.

During the 1980’s, men may have no doubt taken every word of that fore mentioned manual to heart; the preppy look was, after all, quite a phenomenon during that period. Today, men have the advantage of marrying classic traditions with modern sensibilities. Although khaki pants, sweaters, and polo shirts are still a staple in most men’s wardrobes, the result is often a new sort of modern preppy style. It’s one that remains true to preppy’s inherent roots while embracing the present day’s penchant for flattering cuts and even more flattering colors.

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A suit that suits…

Finding a suit that fits your personality in SL can be a ticky ordeal.  Most suits come directly out of the box with little of few layer options that you can add to another suit. By finding designers who include many different layers, lapel styles, and color options, you can create your own unique look and stand out in a  drab sea of navy, black, and gray.

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Simply Summer

A pretty slip of a dress.


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The latest release from designer Gumi Yao is the ‘slip’ dress in comes in a range of colors along with the delicate flowered pattern shown here.



Skin: Damiani ~ Skye Amazed Grape Cashmire [freckles and hairbase]

Hair: Beauty Avatar ~  Hanne in Charcoal

Eyes: MADesigns EYES ~ TRUTH – green 1

Manicure: Baiastice ~ Prim Nails Fantasy


Dress: Gumi’s Bad Box ~ Slip Dress in Purple [or search for creator Gumi Yao]

Scarf: LOTTA ~ Crinkle Stole in Pink

Shoes: Kalnins Footwear ~ Coquette

Earrings: Bliensen+MaiTai ~ Earrings WindChime Soft in Silver

Bracelets: Bliensen+MaiTai ~ Shiny Bangles in Silver

Bag: LOTTA ~ Straw Bag

Style/Model/Photography: Thalia Jie