A couple of times now, people have contacted me to co-blog with them. I’ve never done it before, actually a little leery of trying it, after all I am a blogger for a Second Life, but not especially a First Life, and these bloggers are typically real life authors. So I was surprised when once again I was asked, by a person named Anya Sarre, link: Chief Accessories and Handbag Stylist for Kim Kardashian’s multi-million dollar website Shoedazzle link:. My first response is obviously along the lines of “get the heck out of town, I’m just a Cao” but Anya grabbed my heart because first of all, she sells shoos! I happen to love shoos! Second, she is a stylist! I like to style! And third, she has a new baby! I love babies! But seriously, the silliness aside, I read the blog she wrote, and her advice is solid, in both a real life and a second life, so I am hereby turning my blog over to Anya Sarre for the day. The outfit I am wearing for Anya’s post will be credited at the end. I added the Lelutka hairs and a Gizza hat and easy as pie, chic, quirky and 110% Lil Cao, showing Anya Sarre layering in a Second reality.
Anya Sarre is one of Hollywood’s most influential trendsetters. A nationally recognized celebrity stylist, Sarre is known for her impeccable eye and ability to tie any look together with the perfect accessory. Named “Best Television Fashion Stylist” for her appearances on Entertainment Tonight, The Insider and countless other media outlets, Sarre is the go-to fashion expert for Hollywood’s biggest celebrities. With no further adieu, here is Anya Sarre’s excellent advice to Fashionista’s and her included pictures for her blog:
“While I love the long and warm days of summer, but I have to admit that I cannot wait for fall. Fall is when all the big fashion designers start trotting out their new red carpet fashions. If you are a big fashionista like I am, it’s the time to look around! I’ve discovered that there are just a few essentials that every girl needs for this fall!
When it comes to nailing this fall’s look, I’m going to have to say that it’s all about layering. Unfortunately, most people think about layering as that unpleasant thing they do with sweaters and thermals in the winter. The truth of the matter is that layering can be amazingly versatile if you know how to do it. The key is to keep your layers very thin. Start with a thin camisole, top it off with a skimpy shrug and throw a lovely shawl on over the top of that. You can even layer long shorts with thin leggings for a bohemian look.
If I have one fashion must-have for fall, it’s tights. Now the truth is that I love tights, but this year, it is easy for everyone to love tights. For those who prefer a more conservative look, there are the standard black tights that go with just about everything, but beyond that, you’ll find a whole world of possibility. For example, when you are headed out for a fun night, why not put on a pair of tights with some shimmery, sparkly glitter knit into the fabric? If you are feeling in a colorful mood, choose tights with a fun swirl of color printed on it. Tights are a fantastic way to add color to your outfit, especially if you tend towards more neutral colors in general.
Don’t forget that fashion doesn’t chop off at the shoulders. Hats haven’t been a common sight since the fifties, but with more and more people discovering their appeal, you’ll find that there are more them on the streets lately. If you are after a very soft, very feminine look, consider choosing a drooping cloche hat in black, gray or lilac. These hats compliment a wide variety of faces, and they are perfect if you are curious about adding a retro touch to your appearance. On the other end of the spectrum is the lovely masculine fedora. Dare to accessorize and pair the perfect shoes with your fabulous fashionista look this fall!”
Fall fashions are a time for a girl to embrace her favorite look. What’s yours, and how are you going to reveal this year?”
Hat: Gizza, Rococo
Hairs: Lelutka, Blake
Jacket: House of Fox, Scarlet
Scarf: Maitreya, Long scarf
Shorts: Toki Doki, Cocoro short
Bag: Baiastice, Ikna
Boots: Maitreya, Devi