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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Blue World Style: Up and Away with Tirion Designs' Stewardess Set

Tirion Designs, in Tharsis Estates (Blink Teleport here), came out with this super cute three piece lilac stewardess ensemble shortly before I started covering Halloween costumes in Blue Mars, and it was very tempting to include it in that series of posts. Ultimately I didn't, but I couldn't keep this adorable retro-inspired outfit a secret any longer. This outfit is distinctive, and for any Mad men fans, would be right at home on a flight with Don Draper... More or less, but I'll get to that shortly!

  • As I mentioned, this top, skirt, and even the jaunty matching cap are from Tirion Designs. I have to emphasize that as much as I love this whole set, the adorable little Garrison-style cap is the cherry on the cake. Womens hats an be hard to come by, so this cute cap is a real winner. As for this entire set, I do have a couple little criticisms of it. On my avatar, the hem of the shirt and the waist of the skirt do not meet, so it leaves me with a Britney Spears-like band of bare tummy. Not exactly professional for the duration of a transatlantic flight. I've solved this issue (a little inelegantly) by layering one of Estelle Parnall's tank tops from Fashion Esplanade (Blink Teleport here) beneath it. The second problem is that the skirt has a sizable slit up the back. Now, a little slit in the side or back can add an ounce of sexy to any skirt, but I sure wouldn't want to be wheeling a drink cart around in this. Thankfully, in virtual worlds like Blue Mars we can take all the cutest elements of a uniform like this with none of the practical concerns-- the only runway I'll ever need to work in this sweet ensemble is at a fashion show!
  • I've accessorized this outfit with a pair of simple silver hoop earrings from Sketchy Fever, also located in Tharsis Estates, the default female short black hairstyle, and a pair of grape wrapped pumps from 8502.Bauhaus in GridRock City (Blink Teleport here).
You may have noticed that the purple of the pumps doesn't quite match the purple of the uniform. That's where my makeup comes in. I'm wearing a semi-transparent lipstick layer with a very light gloss layer on top. The lipstick is tinted purple, but when layered over the pink of my avatar's lips, the realistic shade now matches my shoes very closely and ties the outfit together. Makeup doesn't always have to be wild to make an impact!

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1 comment:

  1. Dear Iris,

    I appreciate your highlighting one of my items, but the intent was a sexy Halloween fantasy outfit, rather than a historical reproduction. Thus the open shirt, bare midriff, and slit skirt are entirely on purpose. :-)


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