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Magnolia and Crochet

Okay, so I’ve been sitting on some of these images — the ones from Crochet, to be specific — since December. Yes, I’ve been meaning to post these for two months now. :p

Given the highly transient nature of a lot of SL businesses, I had to go back and make sure the store still existed, heh. The shops Crochet and Magnolia are apparently both owned by Magnolia Mayo (she has a third shop called Desiree Lingerie which is not featured in this posting).

I love cute dresses so I shall write about Magnolia first. ^_^ Her dresses are very affordable and the only items that I saw over 200L were wedding gown sets that included things like shoes, etc. If you’re a fan of dresses from places like Mimi Coral’s ❤ Cupcakes or Miko Omegamu’s *ICING*, then you might like some of what Magnolia has to offer.

First dress is my favorite, the Catavento dress in black and red:
Magnolia Catavento

This dress is also available in white with black details. I almost bought the white and black version because of Magnolia’s low prices; the only thing that stopped me was the fact that my inventory’s a mess right now (yay for insane quantities of Valentine’s freebies) and I’m afraid I’d buy the dress and then completely forget it even exists before I ever have the chance to wear it.

Next up is the Babado Mini Dress:

Magnolia Babado

The flirty, short hemline of this dress is what caught my eye. The ribbon attachment has a sash that extends past the hemline, making the shortness (and thus cuteness ^_^) of the dress even more pronounced. I initially had a bit of a problem adjusting the ribbon belt because of the perms (it was No Mod/Copy/Trans) but a fast IM to Magnolia Mayo solved that. She sent me a replacement bow soon after and I was able to edit it to fit my avi properly. I haven’t gone back t check if she’s updated her vendor with the modifiable bow but given how quickly she responded to my own IM, I wouldn’t worry about it.

One more dress I picked up is the purple Good Times dress, which came in a handful of other colors:

Magnolia Good Times

As I mentioned at the outset of this post, Magnolia also owns a shop called Crochet… and yes, it features items that sport crocheted textures. :p Lots of beachy, summery stuff in this shop.

My favorite item from Crochet is this candy bikini:

Crochet Candy

Crochet Candy II

The candy bikini is sexy as hell. When you wear the full set, it shows just as much skin as your average bikini, but holy cow it’s the *way* in which it exposes skin that makes it hot. The bikini top gives away an ample view of your avi’s “undercleavage” (not sure what else to call it) and those bikini thong strings riding up along your hips past the waistband of the skirt/shorts are all about emphasizing those feminine curves.

You can get more daring, in degrees, by removing the prim skirt and the pants layer shorts, leaving only an incredibly skimpy thong on, but be warned: if you don’t like the idea of your pubes showing from under a bikini (eww nasty), then make sure you’ve got a skin in your inventory that has a sparse amount of pubic hair, if any at all.

Last but not least is the Nanda dress in red:

Crochet Nanda

I liked the little yellow crocheted star details that line the hem of the flexi-prim skirt and the low waist of the pants layer. And just like at Magnolia, Crochet’s prices are low enough so that you can pick up a slew of sexy beach stuff without breaking the bank.

Other credits and SLURLs are after the cut.

What I’m wearing (these are listed in the same order that the images appear in):

All poses by Reel Expression, Poseur, and Juicy Poses

Dress – Magnolia, Catavento Dress Black/Red
Shoes – Shiny Things, Classics black/cherry
Hair – ETD, Hailey black
Eyes – Simtropia, brown deep
Lashes – RaC, black flirty
Skin – RaC, Trisha smoky
Manicure – RaC, Manicure 04

Dress – Magnolia, Babado Mini Dress
Shoes – Maitreya, Grace Heels white
Hair – Hiccup, Slow Jamz
Eyes – Simtropia, brown deep
Lashes – RaC, black flirty
Skin – RaC, Trisha
Manicure – RaC, Manicure 02

Dress – Magnolia, Good Times purple
Shoes – Paper Couture, strapped diamond heel granite
Hair – RaC, Raven black
Eyes – Simtropia, brown deep
Lashes – RaC, black flirty
Skin – RaC, Trisha smoky
Manicure – RaC, Manicure 02

Bikini set – Crochet, candy bikini
Hair – ETD, Melrose black
Eyes – Simtropia, brown deep
Sunglasses – NeaBan, Aviators
Skin – Fleur (f.k.a. Tete A Pied), Vivant Chestnut Sultry 3
Body Shape – Mela’s, upcoming release

Dress set – Crochet, nanda red
Hair – Naughty Design, Maya II sable
Eyes – MMSkins, Blue Eyes
Lashes – Celestial Studios, Prim Lashes size 1
Skin – Celestial Studios, Vogue Champagne Noir Smoky Freckled
Body Shape – Mela’s, pacific rose

February 18, 2008 - Posted by | Fashion | , , , , ,


  1. Hey!Did u think of joining the koinup exotic contest?I’d vote for u 😀

    Comment by Chrisy Jewell | February 18, 2008

  2. Great clothes!

    Comment by Ana Lutetia | February 18, 2008

  3. Oh wow – another great find Melanie. Thank you! 😀

    Comment by Meara D | February 18, 2008

  4. i <333 your style! =)

    Comment by Sam | February 21, 2008

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