This week’s show was set in Snook’s Garden Centre, and we joined Saffia and Elrik Merlin as Soliel Snook showed them how to make a sim look properly wintery. And then Saffia had chance to do some sledding – and skating too.
“It was a combination of the snow and the activities that dictated my clothes for this show,” says Saffia. “Both made me want to wear trousers!”
Fortunately, Saffia found the perfect outfit at Ivalde, designed, of course, by Neferia Abel.
“To be honest,” says Saffia, “I don’t know why Neferia doesn’t make more trousers – I have two pairs and they’re both lovely. One was part of the Marika set I wore on the show – black, with a lovely tone-on-tone Paisley pattern – and the other is actually a pair of freebie jeans that I got from Ivalde about eighteen months ago. And, do you know? They are my favourite blue jeans in Second Life!”
The Marika set that Saffia chose is part of a recent release from Ivalde – a contemporary twist on dressy casual. The top is long-sleeved, featuring a sculptie turtle-neck and sheer sculptie sleeve shapers for maximum style. You can pair the more formal top with the tone-on-tone paisley print jeans, and the look is casual chic (as you can see in the first of the pictures of Saffia above)!
Saffia, however, chose to wear the top without the scultie sleeves.
“They looked a little too formal and delicate for leaping on a sled and careening downhill!” she says. So, as you can see in the second picture, Saffia removed the sculptie attachments on the arms – while retaining the warm rolled neck.
This was matched with Saffia’s favourite boots – the Skai boots made by Damen Gorilla from Adam’n’Eve and a new find – one of the wonderful range of shawls and pashminas from Zaara – as you can see in the third picture.
“I adore them,” says Saffia, who guiltily confesses to buying the fatpack. “And actually, you’ll see Soiel is wearing one on the show too – I’m wearing the pashmina in berry blue, while Soliel is wearing the Kashmiri sozni works shawl in sky. And earmuffs too – I wish I’d thought of those!”