Sunday, July 5, 2015

Sou by Pretty as Sunshine

Image Description: Woman in a yellow and white gown laughing and falling backwards into water.

Sou is celebrating it's first anniversary, which means not only amazing offerings, frequently on sale, but also some amazing freebies.It continues until the 25th of July, so you have plenty of time to swing by, and a note for the boys - there is quite a lot of things for you as well.

Torso image of a woman smiling and covering her face with one hand.

A ton of my outfit is actually free, which blows my mind. My dress is from Azul, and is completely and gloriously free. High-cut in the front, square-cut under the arms, the dress has an uneven hem that is longer on each side and simply awash in folds. It moves wonderfully, bending with the movement of my legs and hanging smoothly over my hips. I also really like the random splotches of color across the surface in varying shades of yellow - I don't have a lot of fun yellow clothing, so this is a wonderful addition to my inventory. I'm also wearing matching free earrings, though these are from Earthstones. Gold and white enamel twist in an arch around my earlobe, and the earring is complete with narrower wire to go through my ear - a lovely bit of verisimilitude. My nails are also free, but they're free from an entirely different thing - the Body Art Hunt at La Boheme. You're looking for a cleverly hidden purple bottle - and I promise it is there!

Angled downward view of a pair of ballet slippers with flowers on them.

Once I had indulged in piles of free stuff, I tossed out some Linden. While I've been on a bit of a gacha break, I did toss a few Linden into studio Akini's shiny, bitey jewelry gacha and picked up a couple of rares. I resized one to be a bracelet and shifted it to the opposite wrist for some balance. It's always a little risky to resize and move gacha things, but in this case I felt like it was worth it for the effect. Another must-have was this hair from Doe, which comes in single color and split color versions - obviously I went split here, adding a bit of rainbow to an otherwise monochrome look. I love the enormous buns, and the bangs are delightful - I especially like the tiny curls around the ears. And finally, it's katat0nik's ballet slippers that are gracing my toes, available for SLink and Maitreya flat feet. They're rigged, which means the ties around the ankle remain in place no matter what your feet do, and I look forward to stuffing my feet into their square toes the next time I need to get my ballerina on.

Distance shot of a courtyard with a pillar covered in signs next to the woman, who is facing away, and a sales kiosk in the distance.

( More pictures here. )


Skin: Izzie's, Irene
Hair: Doe, Asami (
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Ears: .:Soul:., High Elf
Earrings: EarthStones, Twisted Hoop Earrings (FREE -
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Eyes: .:Soul:., RooMee
Eyelashes 1: SLink, Mesh Lashes
Eyelashes 2: Flugeln Brise, 05-A
Wings: Deviance, Sidhe
Body: SLink, Hands
Bracelet and Ring: studio Akini, SpinaRing (Gacha -
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Nails: La Boheme, ArclightSilver (FREE - Body Art Hunt)
Outfit: Azul, Sou Gift (FREE -
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Shoes: katat0nik, Ballet Slippers (Sou by

Pose: Exposeur

Location: Crystal Garden Estates
Light Settings: TOR, MIDDAY Cheerful Cyan
Water Settings: Glassy

Photographed by Deoridhe Quandry
Post processing: Cropping