Soy Boricua

Hello Readers!

I really enjoy styling challenges.  At times however I rather miss my own intrinsic sense of style, and I think I have to get better at always having a bit of it in my stylings when possible, just to stay true to myself.  One of the things I wanted to be sure to do when modeling in SL was to retain the Latina I am.  The dress from Charltina’s I am blogging today helped remind me of that with its curve hugging fit, bold texturing and sexy slit.  This dress also comes with a train and a hat, so there are certainly some options in making it all your own.

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| S T Y L E     C A R D |

Featured Item > [Charltina’s] African Heart and Soul dress

hair > ICONIC-MsStoneRemyGlam_Puff_Limited-EDITION

eyeshadow > Madrid Solo – Eye Dominance- Style 8

lipstick > Madrid Solo – Lips- Soft Kisses 7

jewelry > [Modern.Couture] – Delisiee Gold Bracelet, Earrings, Necklace and Ring (Shoetopia Gacha)

shoes > [Gos] Isabella Sandal – Gold

poses > Kirin (Maylee, Mia, and Nuria)

location > Musiclandia

Thank you for reading.  Be sure to visit my SLurls page for your shopping needs.

*Prisilla*

“I am not african.
Africa is in me, but I cannot return.
I am not taina.
Taino is in me, but there is no way back.
I am european.
Europe lives in me, but I have no home there.

I am new. History made me. My first language is Spanglish.
I was born at the crossroads
and I am whole.”
― Aurora Levins Morales

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Purple Dream Pashmina

“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Today I bring you new releases from {MUA} and On A Lark. “Purple Dream” by {MUA} is a lovely make up set with vibrant hues and glossy lips.  Lark’s “Pashmina” corset and skirt in steel are both bold and sleek.  I adore the ruffles on the corset and the texturing of the skirt.

hair > >TRUTH Mayim w/roots - espresso{MUA} - MakeUp Set - Purple Dream - Full Set necklace > FINESMITH- Touches of heart necklace V.1.1 outfit > On A Lark - Pashmina corset & skirt in steel (review copy) pose > Kirin Nuria Pose 8 location > Hibari
hair > TRUTH Mayim w/roots – espresso
make-up > {MUA} – MakeUp Set – Purple Dream – Full Set
earring > Finesmith- heart earring unisex
necklace > FINESMITH- Touches of heart necklace V.1.1
outfit > On A Lark – Pashmina corset & skirt in steel (review copy)
pose > Kirin Nuria Pose 8
location > Hibari

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Celebrations!

I am thrilled that two designers have accepted me as a blogger for them as I set out on this new adventure!  Thank you Marshmallows and {MUA}! To honor them I did a lil shopping and put together a look featuring them both.

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Hair: >TRUTH< Juliana – espresso
MakeUp: {MUA} – MakeUp Set – Guess – Full Set
Shirt: :: Marshmallows :: PP T-Shirt- Female
Pants: :: Marshmallows :: Skinny Cuffed Jeans – Blue
Nails: Candy Nail #FP006 Clear Glitter French 3color change
Watch: [ glow ] studio Its too late Watch GIFT (mix)
Cuff: Baiastice_Triple Piramid Studs Leather Cuff-wine- (The Arcade – June ’13)
Shoes: [LIV-Glam]*WINTER-2012*-[PRIISMA] Glam Sneakers
Pose: Kirin – Nuria Pose 4 (Collabor88)

I am a fan of funky and this shirt really jumped out at me for it’s bright colors.  I also tend to collect things with skulls/skeletons on them because of my personal fashion statement “Barrio Chic.”  For me the skulls and skeletons represent Dia de Los Muertos, and I enjoy bringing in a bit of that sabor (flavor) to my stylings whenever I can.

The meshwork of the jeans and the tee is done nicely.  They compliment each other very well and there were no colliding mesh bits.  Don’t you hate when that happens? I know I do!  I love that the pants stopped high enough as to give my sneakers room to be seen.

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MakeUp: {MUA} – MakeUp Set – Guess – Full Set

The vibrancy of the make up went right along with the fun and funky flavor I was striving for with the clothes from Marshmallows. The make up comes in lip only, eye only and full.  I always appreciate those considerations so that mixing and matching is possible.