A little Aleida


“Let’s keep ’em fresh and lovely…like the spring,” my editor said, impressed with his own metaphor. I complied happily, picking out the perfect dress: Orion’s custard-coloured baby-doll, which is a donation item at Culture Shock.


Aleida Rhode kindly set out a bloggers’ review pack for her new Asian skin, Sumiko, which is available now at the Skin and Shape Expo. I slipped Bini into my favourite makeup, aptly named springtime.


Sumiko comes with hairbase and cleavage options. The cleavage, which my editor didn’t want me to show—this being a family blog with a friendly name and a wholesome outlook—is very tasteful. No sticky boobs here. This cute shape with elf ears is free from Magic Avi’s booth at the expo.


Try as I might, I couldn’t properly represent Aleida’s new line without sending one of my models downtown. But it’s not opium she’s looking for, it’s erm chao su bao and chicken-foot soup. Speaking of birds, the spiky Peacock earrings are new from Finesmith, and they come in yellow and green as well as the orange worn here. This shape, Amelie, is another one of Savoir Faire’s appealing bodies available at SASE.

Don’t forget that some Skin and Shape Expo creators are offering donation items with 50% of the proceeds going to Direct Relief International.

Credits to creators
Look one
skin: Aleida, *Sumiko springtime (NEW at Skin and Shape Expo)
shape: Mother Goose’s, Bini (retired)
fascinator: LaGyo, *Spring orchyds headpiece (ty Gyorgina Larnia)
hair: Maitreya, Sasha Bistre
dress: Orion, Arienette 2 Custard (donation item at Culture Shock)
leggings: Milk Motion, My Glittered Leggings
shoes: Roly-Poly, Jelly Beans Ocher
poses: marukin, from the marrons pack and from the yeojasesang pack

Look two
skin: Aleida, *Sumiko cameleon (NEW at Skin and Shape Expo)
shape: Magic Avi Shapes, Tansy Tulip (free at SASE)
eyes: Exodi, Felin Eye Series Blue sm (gift at SASE)
outfit: Pinky*Gals, Spring2011 (gift hidden in store at LoveSoul mall)
earrings: Donna Flora, Pasqualina earrings (gift in store)
hair: booN, MKTO12 hair blueblack (worn with booN hairbase sold separately)
pose: Izumiya, freebie pack

Look three
skin: *Aleida, Sumiko chinadoll (NEW at Skin and Shape Expo)
shape: *Savoir Faire, Amelie (NEW at Skin and Shape Expo)
earrings: *Finesmith, *Peacock Earrings Orange (NEW ty Yula Finesmith!)
hair: [e], Vivid Brown 08
top: Cynful, Leather Top Black
underneath: Aleida, part of Jane Dress
pose: *Apple Spice, part of the Red Carpet pack

* denotes a review copy

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