Thursday, August 16, 2007

Taking a Fresh Look at Bare Rose

Bare Rose was one of my favourite haunts as a newbie - the clothes were affordable and if you spent a little time in the store you were almost guaranteed to win a free outfit from the raffle ball. I've always associated the store with particular clothing genres - predominantly gothic, cosplay, fetish and Japanese styles - so it had been a little while since I dropped by. Until I saw this blog post with an absolutely amazing jacket I just HAD to have........ and I must admit I was surprised to see it came from Bare Rose. I knew that Bare Rose had a couture range for formal wear, but arriving at the main store I saw that June Dion has branched out into a broader range of styles there too, which is excellent news given the extreme affordability of her products. There isn't much there that will set you back more than around 130L, which is pretty rare for clothing of this quality.

The Maia outfit includes this jacket in white, brown and black. The outfit includes shorts and stockings, but I've teamed the black jacket with the pants from the Jersey Girl outfit from Veschi and the Enchant Shoes in Black from Maitreya.

Detail of the white Maia jacket featuring sculpted collar and cuffs.

The Angela outfit features the most gorgeous Victorian style blouse with flexi lace ruffles and bows. The blouse has a delicate lace inset and there are several colour options for the lace. The blouse is shown here with the Milena skirt from Last Call and Bloom Boots in Black from Maitreya.

Detail of the Angela blouse with brown lace inset, shown with the matching leather pants.

The Blenda Dress comes with 4 colour options and features a flexi skirt with sash. But it's worth buying for the blouse alone - delicate sheer fabric with a soft sheen, highlighted by a very realistic looking sculpted collar and cuffs; this will look great with anything. It's shown here with the Frisky Sculpted Wedges in Salmon from Maitreya.

Close up of the Blenda blouse in pale blue.

Total cost for this shopping trip was less than 400L. Hair is Mary in Ash Burnt from ETD, Dangly Pearl Earrings are from {JUNK} and skin is Ashlin in Chai from Lovey's Boutique.