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Copper is the new gold

Brocade gown in copper

Feeling a bit lack lustre? Go snaffle up this gown from Carrasco’s, it’s just 60L this weekend ! Adore the deep copper colour and gold tones..makes you feel glitterrrrry ! Plunging v shaped back detail is edged in  thick lace..and can be worn with or without the hip detail , short or long..how much more versatile can you get??…dont forget to check the matching shoes & purse that’s right next to it in store for the finishing touches…Guys if you want to make the perfect couple..there is also a matching suit, with fab tie for 60L also yay! Click the pic for a close up of those all important details …

Go get pretty: Carrasco’s

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The Belle of the Ball

Carrasco's Brocade gown & Suit in Magenta

 It’s been far too long since I’ve done a post for some Carrasco’s outfits but today Faith and I were able to get some pictures together of Tesa Carrasco’s lovely new releases: the Brocade Gown and Pant Set, both in magenta.

Carrasco's suit

 So, since I’m terrible at describing women’s fashion, I’ll start with my outfit. With the male magenta pant set you get the gorgeous magenta shirt in both tucked and untucked versions, a pair of black dress pants, a pair of black socks and a prim belt. Along with all that, you also get three different types of collar/ties to wear: a closed collar with a tight knotted tie, an open collar with a loosely knotted tie and an open collar with open tie for a very casual offset to the outfit which I chose to wear in these pictures.

Carrasco's Brocade gown

Faith’s brocade gown is gorgeous, with lovely details and colour throughout. The flexi skirt flows very nicely with her movements and she is most definitely belle of the ball material in this gown. You get two versions of the flexi skirt: one you can wear with the system skirt overlay and one without. You can also wear the lace overlay system skirt by itself and turn the gown into a mini dress.

Both of these fine outfits are available for the fantastic price of L$55 each – a bargain! And as always with Carrasco’s, there are plenty of sales and hunt gifts to be found. Go get ’em.

Get the gear here: Carrasco’s

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Getting down to business…

Carrasco's Olive Business Suit

I was chatting to Tesa Carrasco, designer at Carrasco’s, the other day and she was super excited about her new line of business suits. When she showed me the piccies of them I had a strange deja vu moment. For years now I’ve collected clothing from a designer that’s no longer in SL (or real life sadly) and these new suits just so reminded me of her work. It’s the luxurious texturing of the fabric, the detail of things like the buttons, creases in the cloth..I was pretty blown away really (infact, I don’t think I really could express to Tesa how much I adored them, I went all quiet aww lol) Sooo here they are…I hope you feel the same way about them as I do. Each suit comes with trousers and a girly twirly skirt. Check the pics for the close up view..and see what I mean about precise tailoring & details..

Carrasco's Business Suit skirt version in Olive

I’ve always loved a sharp jacket over a girly skirt..just something sooo smexy about it..

Business suit in PINK yay!

I’m hoping Tesa doesn’t mind me telling you this..but shes a fiery redhead..(gotta love them!) anddd I had noticed that she rarely uses my favourite colour in her designs *le-sigh* you knowww PINK ! Tesa says this is because pink doesn’t suit redheads…WHAT!!!! ohmaiiii…so all us blondies have to go without??? no no no…unfair!!! Soooo we had a little chat about this..(I was only teasinggg) and a few hours later..a little parcel arrived in my hot little paws..*faints*.. a suit..bless her cotton redhead socks…in Pinkkkkkkk !!! Not only is it pink but such a glorious shade..sorta faded and strokable..gawd I love it..

Pink business suit Carrasco's

Now the sooper fab news..these suits are up for grabs right now..still hot from the oven ! But..the even better’er news is…for the sixty linden weekend gig, the tan suit is just 60L andddddd right now the rather amazing PINK one is just 75L..both these and the other colours in the range are usually 200L each (which is still very good value for two suits in one) So rushhhhhhh and grab them up today! Guys..get over there, all these outfits are transferable, grreat for valentines gifties huh? Also…the suits that are part of the business collection are just gorjusssss…go see go see ! (I will try to get Player or Steve to show one-off )

More newness? okkkk…

OTB Hunt gift @ Carrasco's

Carrasco’s is also in the Off The Bend hunt (OTB) and thissss frothy creation in purrrrrple & pink is the prize ! I simply adore the striking colours together…youre looking for a purple U , find it and its alllll yours !

Tesa is in a few other hunts & upcoming ones, always check the board outside the store to see whats  happening…usually a LOT is going on !

Go get suited : Carrasco’s

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C is for Carrasco

I’ve never been much of what you’d call a ‘seasonal dresser’. Especially in SL I’ll usually just pick out whatever catches my eye no matter what season it is. This year though that’s changed a little with me finding some great little Autumn outfits and today’s is surely no exception.

I was wandering around Carrasco earlier today checking out the newness when this  unisex outfit caught my eye. It’s called ‘Penny or Pete’. What really caught my eye about this outfit was the beige corduroys, I really like beige coloured pants and these ones are very well made, the cord texture looks awesome and I loved the black stitching and design on the back-pockets. Of course, the cords aren’t all you get: you also get a lovely thick and warm looking brown turtleneck and green flannel shirt to wear over it. They are both very Autumny. The flannel shirt has a falling leaf pattern (told you it was very Autumny) and the turtleneck is made to be worn tucked into your pants, all the better to keep you warm my dears. The turtleneck also comes with thick prim collar and cuffs that are so well-fitting. The flannel shirt and turtleneck look wicked together but they can be worn separately and look just as good if the weather warms up a little.

All of this gear can be picked up at the bargain price of L$45, though I’m not sure how long that will last for… so be quick! While you’re down there, take a good look around as there’s always great clothes to be had at great prices. You can also vote for the next dresses Tesa Carrasco will make via the board on the back wall (sorry Faith, can’t remember which one you voted for).

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Did you?

Did you remember to cast your votes at  Carrasco’s for the dress? If you did..and guessed the most popular, you would’ve received your FREE copy by now ! It’s such a fun thing to do, just go along to Tesa’s store  Carrasco’s and find the voting board, look at the gowns and choose your fav, simple dimple huh? ! If your favourite is the winner, you receive a copy yay! If you didn’t pick the winner no worries, Tesa also sends all participants a 25% coupon against purchases of any of the top 3 dresses!  Heres this months dresses…I didnt choose the winner but Tesa is sooooo lully she spoilt me with the one I loved so much *big squidges for her*…pssst guys, all the dresses are transferable, treat your special girl !

Carrasco's 1st place

1st place went to the “Oprah ” dress, monochrome & stunning

Carrasco's 2nd place Pamela

Thissss one was my personal favourite, all glittery & sparkly and deeeelicious…I dont know how Tesa makes the textures look SO real but I’m very glad she does !

Carrasco's 3rd place Quaila

3rd place is the Quaila dress…beautiful satin in blue with a diamonte encrusted design that slithers alllll the way to your tootsies!

The voting board is up with a new selection of dresses for you to choose from now..(you get 3 choices, great for those who dither like me ).I’m on my way over see you there! Ohhhh btw…incase you were worried you’d missed the chance to grab these gowns…ALL of them are now for sale for 100L each ! (ohhhhh I can see the newwwwness…its short dresses this time *swooons* okokok I’ve chosen !)

Fai ❤ (the voting board is rightttt at the back of the store against the wall)

Go vote & get prettty! : Carrasco’s

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and the winner wasnt….

THIS superb dress but I had to have it anyway ! Think backkkk…a week or so ago..and I was telling you about Carrasco’s and how you could vote for your favourite dress to be made by Tesa (the designer of Carrasco’s)..welll the one I loved came 2nd..today I received a 25% voucher to use if I bought that dress yippeee! Check it out…I just adore the colours and fit of it..its huggging every contour…classy…sophisticated…and SO freshhhhhh ! Click the pic for a closer view..

2nd place dress @ Carrasco's 99L (25% off if you voted for it !)

Head over to the main store today and take a look at the dresses up for selection. You can vote for 3, if you vote for the winning dress- it becomes yours as a gift! If you get the 2nd or 3rd place, you get a 25% discount voucher yay! Bet you cant guessss which I voted for 😛

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Carrasco’s whoa!

Absolutely ages ago Steve told me about a new store called Carrasco, I popped over and blogged a couple of  items from the range but W-O-W this store has changed ! I  visited yesterday and was really surprised by the new layout, a whole new 2nd floor with shoes..and several other interesting additions-such as the voting board . This is a new concept for me (and its pretty hard to find something I havent seen before!) The concept is this, several dress designs are shown on the board, you vote for the one you’d love to be made by the designer Tesa Carrasco. The design with most votes is then magically made and all that voted for that particular dress get a free copy of it! (of COURSE I voted!) 

Soooo many new items I don’t know where to begin, BUT Tesa very generously let me show you my two  current favourites ! First to show is called *Vanessa* its a classic..I love this shade of creamy gold *champagne*,it has beautifully crafted ruffles on each upper arm and around the hem of the dress,and the sort of sheen to the fabric that makes you feel you might even hear it rustle as you shimmy the night away ! At the moment this is on special & limited offer for 50l ! Click the photo for a larger view.. 

Dress Vanessa in Champagne

 Did you notice those gorrrgeous boxes beside me? arent they just devine? Welllll they are free for you instore to package your items as gifts-YES!! Carrasco’s items are transfer yay! Guys..big tip…we love it when you take the time to package things for us ! These delicious gift boxes will thrill, we might even want to keep them out to make our bedrooms look lully! I absolutely love to give gifts ! 

Carrasco gift boxes 0L

Next dress is a cheeky little number in racey red..it flowsss, it twirlssss..and the little collar is part of the frock, I didn’t feel a necklace would enhance as the choker part of the outfit (its part of the shirt layer) looked just purrrfect! This dress is called “Uma” and has a real feathery appeal to it..evening or day..a variety of colours..it makes me feel I want to wriggle & dance just to see it wrap and sway around me! Uma is also on special limited sale right now for 60L (only 99L after the sale ends!) and is also transfer (go treat your ladies guys) 

Dress "Uma" in Red

Ahhh what a great way to start my Sunday…go visit..dont forget the 2nd floor which is full of shoes (prices range from 25L-99L ) There are MM boards & lucky chairs plus an area outside to relax in ,swim & fish! The dress voting board is located between the ground & second floor-psssssst guess which one I voted for! 

Taxi to go : Carrasco’s