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Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Bag It Up Challenge #73

Ahh the final challenge post for August - hopefully next month there will be more time for these posts! This is the Soft Feather Clutch, probably one of my more recent bags as it just came out in the latest Balmain release this summer. Actually I think I have fitted it into a couple of looks, but they've never been for the bag itself. And due the the recencey, it's probably fairly easy to find in the Bazaar at a good price! This is a pretty different look for me, it's very much a crossover between casual and dressed up combining this HB sweater and this Versace-inspired dress. I used gold for my shoes and necklace to tie in with the bag and stuck with a dark eye. I really think this look works well as a whole - I'm very much loving it =D

Hot red

Wheeeew, this is one hot look from sergioa today! I featured this Hotbuys bag in one of my recent challenge posts and thought I should share this awesome look styling it too^ The style of the bag is a perfect fit for this look and the green fits very well with the bright red of the dominatrix-styled coat. The white trousers and top base are a great match for the bag, as is the addition of those sunglasses which are looking ever so cool. Love the meshed boots too, not something I'd typically style but this look really sells them to me =D

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

We Wear Hotbuys A U G U S T | Blue Tassel Earrings

Aha the final HB of August, and we'll be stepping into September soon! These are the Blue Tassel Earrings from It Girls and they cost 12SD's, which I think is about right for them. Definitely a different month when you get two pairs of earrings included in the HB's, personally I think I prefer this pair but I'm sure some of you love the adorable pom-pom pair^
I really liked styling this piece, I found it super easy to look over just a few pages of my closet and pick out items which would work well with the earrings - they're definitely a hugely versatile piece and definitely worth a go! And remember to vote in our poll:

Beauty Snaps

Monday, 29 August 2016

T R A I L S | Styled By You / / Styled By Me

Hot on the heels of the last TRAILS release comes another 2 floors for this store! I definitely found it easy to pick up a few autumnal pieces from this release as the colours were perfect on them - I've seen quite a few stylings of my favourite pieces, so I think they were a hit with everyone =D
Firstly Cold_Iceberg. who has gone with the Floral Print Midi Skirt in a very sweet almost country style fashionable look with the use of this LE blouse - it's not a piece I've seen styled well, so this really blew me away, I kinda want it badly now^ Anyway, the blouse looks great with the skirt and the collar matches the skirt very well. Love the red tones bag and shoes, they're a great match to each other and the clothes. Plus, can't forget that beauty look, I think this is one stunning doll!
And secondly Mia1435 going with the Brown Suede Effect Pants in a pretty retro styled look. I love the yellow and orange tones of the top half with the trousers, they're super complimentary and I think the accessorising has been very creative with the choice of blue in the bag and sunglasses - I think it works out well =D
And then my looks - I purchased 3 pieces from the store, the Brown Suede Effect Pants, Floral Print Midi Skirt and Super Wide Leg Pants. I think it's such a bonus that there's good SC pieces in this release and that definitely makes TRAILS a popular store for the time being! The tones in them all are fairly similar, so as a set I found them easy to style with neutrals and tans. I think these will be perfect pieces going into autumn and they work very well with reds too, so maybe an autumn lookbook featuring these pieces will be in store =D

Pink and girly

Gotta adore this ultra-feminine styling from Mh91 today! It's been a while since I've been seeing pink worn well so this is nice and refreshing for the colour. The white trousers are a great base and I really like the different shape of these, tempted to go find a pair for myself, and they suit the shape and style of the top very nicely. And all the pink!! The shoes, bag, sunglasses and floral earrings are fabulous together, it's definitely not too much or over the top - I love it =D

Sunday, 28 August 2016

We Wear Hotbuys A U G U S T | Orange Suede Platform Espadrilles

Ahh the penultimate Hotbuy of August! They were definitely stretched out a lot this month, don't you think?! So these are the Orange Suede Platform Espadrilles and they come from Bizou costing 17SD - which is maybe a little on the expensive side, but I quite like them as a piece. They have a nice colouring and I think the shape and style is pretty good =D
I think these are pretty cute sandals, and they definitely have potential, again, another piece I would have wished for at the start of summer as I'm someone already thinking about autumn booties for my doll to wear! And remember to vote in our poll:

Nature's first green is gold.

Rather a lot has happened since I posted an outfit no? I was going to deck myself in Limited Edition as I bought waaaaay more than I thought I would, but I've restrained myself to these gorgeous socks instead.


I was also very affected by these green and gold trainers from ACTIVE, so I had to try and shoehorn them in somewhere. PUNS.


Ingredients / You Will Need

Olive Knitted Sweater | It Girls
Classic White Sweater | Bonjour Bizou
Double Layer LE Shirt | Limited Edition
Gold Filigree Skirt | Inspired by Balmain Tribute
Selena White Clutch | Young Hollywood
LE Transparent and Black Socks | Limited Edition
Military Sneakers | ACTIVE


Long sleeves long legs

Love this autumnal-ready look from Munchkin_XD in this feature! I love the relaxed fit of the trousers, they look great on their own too, but I think this outfit really highlights them. A classic white polo has been chosen and the chain mesh vest is such an inventive way to change things up - it suits the items perfectly and adds such a stylish touch =D

Saturday, 27 August 2016

L I M I T E D E D I T I O N | Release Review

Yesterday and a brand new LE collection hit the Plaza for us to scramble over! We had a little warning from Stardoll on Thursday night letting us know there was a SD offer to prepare for the LE which was pretty good to let us know! The homepage ad looks good, it's vibrant in colour with the blue Parisian sky standing out very well and the bright colours of the clothes really catching your eye - let's get on and take a look inside =D
So we got three floors packed with a whole range of goodies on offer! And there's also one look for the male dolls available too, a few of the pieces have sold out but there are still some there to purchase. Overall I don't really feel a running theme through the whole store, but I do get wisps of themes from each floor a little more. The first is focussed on black and metallics, mostly golden tones and this really stands out to me as something very appealing, it makes all the pieces there look good I think. The second floor is mostly about the dresses and shows off a huge range with the yellows being a focal point. Well the last floor is a bit mixed, but I do get a more casual/wearable vibe from the pieces, these are things I can easily see being mixed in easily to other looks and styles and would fit in well with what you already have in your wardrobe =D
Let's get on and start with the accessories! There are a lot of pieces to choose from here with a few different shoes, bags and other inclusions. Shoes - the store has 5 pairs to offer which cover a range of styles and designs which I like about them. They're all heeled in this collection but totally different to each other. The first pair to catch my eye were the LE Aquazzura Inspired Velvet Booties. The burgundy colour is perfectly on trend and very seasonal for coming into the autumn, and the golden insect design is something very different and definitely stands out! Or you could go for a sandal shoe instead where I would classify both the LE Gucci Inspired Crossover Heels and LE Aquazzura Inspired Platforms into. They're lighter pieces with straps across the foots and both showing a good bit of toe (make the most of that nailpolish!), I'm quite fond of the silver pair because that's a metallic I'm definitely lacking in my shoe-collection! And lastly two pointed toe pairs, the tan LE Gucci Inspired Platforms and the rather cool sheeny looking LE Snakeskin Wedges. I'd love the tan pair if they were just less of a platform, it's a style of shoe I don't get a lot of wear out of, so for me purchasing an LE pair isn't worth the money. I really do like the wedge option, however I'm still on the fence about the querying how wearable they are - let me know if you've worn them, I need some convincing! Next the bag choices from the collection, of which there are three and they are all pretty decent pieces. There's the tan LE Loewe Inspired Bag which has a great slouched shape and small style, and I really like the panel design on the front too. Then there are two black pieces, the LE Dionysus Black Leather Bag and LE Mini Fringe Handbag. Both of them have great classic styles although I find myself leaning towards the LE Mini Fringe Handbag as it's something I have less of in my current wardrobe. Both are greatly versatile though and would work with so many pieces, so you definitely wouldn't be at a loss purchasing either! And then there are a range of other accessories too including the LE Prada Inspired CatEye Glasses, LE Black Long Silk Scarf, and even makeup in the LE Graphic Cat Eye Black Makeup, which I think was a pretty nice inclusion actually =)
Now onto the main attraction - all that clothing! I'm going to start with the dresses seeing as I think there's huge appeal there. We have 8 pieces to choose from, 3 minis and 5 midi/long pieces, and everything is either black or yellow-ish toned, which I totally have no problem with, but others might not like the slight lack of choice there. I'll start with the mini's, now so far I haven't bought any of them, but I am incredibly tempted by the LE Victoria Beckham Inspired Ruffle Dress which has a great overall shape with the nipped in waist and the smooth skirt, and I love the unique-ness of the sleeve and neckline ruffles, I think they're quite pretty! There's still a lot of this piece left, so I know I still have time to decide - so far I've not seen anyone wear this one though. Also in the black mini's is the LE Embellished Mini Dress, which is a cute piece and the minimal style is nice, but what is a tad off-putting is the 130SD price tag, I don't think it's worth that and think it would be suited around 90-100SD instead. And lastly the LE Inspired By Saint Laurent Mini Dress which is golden printed on a black base, and it has a nice one-cold-shoulder design which I think works quite nicely, however overall the piece isn't worth 135SD in my opinion, which I think is a big factor in why it hasn't been such a popular piece. And next the 5 midi/long pieces - 3 of which are black and 2 are yellow. Of the bright choices, I'm completely won over by the LE Celine Inspired Dress! I knew as soon as I saw it in the spoilers that I just had to have it! The shape is great and incredibly flattering on the doll, the length is a perfect midi and the design is so sleek and beautiful, and that colour ... it's amazing! I can't gush enough about this piece! And so the 3 black pieces, again like the brights, one stood out immediately, the LE Off Shoulder LBD Dress. It has a great flattering fit and it's true to the doll. I love the off shoulder style in anything, so a dress gets some bonus points for that, and the layered frilling at the bottom skirts of the dress are also pretty cute - this would make an awesome skirt too if you wanted to style it with a shirt or sweater. I like the other black pieces too, the LE Black Chiffon Layred Dress which has pretty cool glittering patterns, and the LE Gingham Check Midi Dress which has a very pretty fit on the doll and a stylish high neckline and long sleeves. Next in clothing there are quite a lot of 'skirt sets' in this release, so a skirt and a top matching together - I quite like this aspect of the release as it gives the option to wear both pieces or just either of them. So there are 4 of these sets and I think there's a good range with them. Short and edgier with the LE Asymetrical Black Top and Pencil Skirt with cutouts filled with sheer panelling, this was a pretty popular choice actually. Something a little glamorous with the LE Max Mara Inspired Mesh Top and Gold Skirt, the top was hugely popular and sold out quickly, but the skirt is still available, for me the length seems a little long, I'd be all for it if it were a midi because the material, design and colour is perfect! If brights are more your thing then you would be looking to the LE Gucci Inspired Blouse and Silk Skirt in their vibrant red colour with modern Gucci printing across both pieces, both are still available, so I don't think they're as popular as I thought they would have been - I love the blouse from this set and I'm really looking forward to working it into different stylings without the skirt, I think it will be a good challenge that I will enjoy! Lastly my favourite set, and I bought both pieces of this one, the LE Proenza Schouler Knit Skirt and Top - perfect in colours, shape and extra details, like those tassels on the hem lines. They just feel like current pieces and I can see them working well through most seasons - and there are still pieces of each available too^ This collection had 4 pairs off trousers included, with one pair being jeans. The LE Vetements Inspired Jeans weren't a piece I had an interest in initially, but actually after seeing a few different looks I really started to get a feel for them with their different shape and the distinctive colouring pattern - sadly they sold out pretty quickly but I'm glad to see the awesome looks they've been featured in! Of the other 3 pairs I've only purchased one, the LE High Waisted Floral Flare Pants and these are right up my street - high-waisted, long legs, a good fit, great pattern and colours ... yep, they tick all the boxes! I'm still on the fence about the LE Rodarte Inspired Pants, the metallic-velvet style is quite cool and I've seen some great looks with them, but something about the shape is making me have doubts. And of course a couple of tops to work with these trousers too - although I think these are the most versatile pieces of the collection so styling them away from an all-LE look should be easy =) There's a good mix of colours and styles of tops in the store. And these have been pretty popular, both the LE Brocade Peplum Blouse with a baroque-esque pattern and a modern feel with cutouts and the LE Crossover Ruffle Sleeved Top in pale pink sold out pretty speedily however in my quest for features I didn't find any stylings of either, so I look forward to seeing some! I did really like the other tops too actually, all 3 of them - the LE Gingham Check Victorian Blouse, LE Silk And Macarame Blouse and LE Sass And Bide Inspired Top. There's huge versatility in the pieces and like I said, they're easy to work into totally different styles. These 3 pieces are mostly based on black with other coloured additions so I think they're a good starting point for a look. And they're quite different to what we've had in LE collections before, I'm really happy with these pieces! 
Prices for this collection range from 22 to 158SD's, but actually there aren't a huge number of items over 100SD's so I think that is pretty good. As usual, this is a SS (and above) only collection, which was expected. Yeah I think the pieces are, on the most part, worth the money - I'm certainly happy with the prices paid for the pieces =)
I've made a few styled looks with just a couple of the pieces I got from the store - the rest of my looks will be getting published over at What I Wore On Stardoll across the weekend and next week so be sure to look out for those! So firstly the LE Proenza Schouler Knit Skirt in a reasonably casual look with this tee but I feel like the style is amped up with these silver-capped heels and the LE Prada Inspired CatEye Glasses. I think the leather jacket is a good fit for all of the pieces in this style! Then the ever so dreamy LE Celine Inspired Dress and I've stuck very minimal for this because that dress deserves it^ I went with golden and pale tones in the shoes and bag, and I think they work well to compliment the yellow tones and the beautiful shape. Lastly the LE Proenza Shouler Knit Top, and I really tried to go for something different with this look. I like the white base skirt and polo letting the grey and black of the sweater stand out, as does the oversized jacket, then accessorised with just these perspex heels, they work in so many situations and this one is no exception.
There are so many awesome looks from members styling this collection, and so there are a lot of features! Everyone has been so creative and it's great seeing the same pieces styled in numerous different ways - enjoy!

Butterflies and Confetti

Look what I found today! This beautiful Cynthia Rowley dress! Used it as a skirt today, but will definitely use it as a dress too. Love the print! Didn't want to make the look too simple, so added some more print there too, with this gorgeous jacket! 


Items used:
Dress Inspired by Cynthia Rowley - Archive
HotBuys Embellished Olive Coat - It Girls
Sheer Top by Cassie - Pals
Purple Buckle Thin Belt - Gucci
Clear Plastic Clutch - LE
Chloe Cannes Sandals - YH

Red jewels

Super sleek in this look from xwillyxxx today - so many good velvet feelings in this outfit! I love the velvet layering a lot, and I think both the tied black piece underneath and the red overcoat compliment each other well in terms of their differing styles. The black skinnies and slightly glimmering boots are a nice and fitting addition but the jewellery is awesome! Love the use of these drop earrings and the necklace with their small flashes of red, I think they're in a perfect combination =D

Friday, 26 August 2016

Bag It Up Challenge #72

I've been feeling so inspired for this challenge lately, but just not had the time to post so regularly, maybe I'll make this more of an 8AM slot so I can post 3 or 4 times a week, because I think I have some awesome outfits planned, just like this one! This is the Hotbuys Vinyl Handbag from RIO which came out in April 2015 costing 14SD. It's definitely a highlight of the Hotbuys handbags because it's perfectly Dior^ And I think the colouring is awesome, the green works so well and I love getting to fit it into a look! I definitely let the white and green shine with my look by choosing all black, and it's a look I'm very happy with for this piece, kinda on the high-fashion side of things with these ruffled trousers which suit the velvet onepiece a lot! If my dolly were real, she'd wear combinations like this a lot^ Let me know what you think in comments =D

Slouched stripes

Cute and casual in this style today from Meeermer =) I love the use of the simple striped sleeveless shirt in this look, it really stands out with the cropped structured trousers and the slouched slung jacket, that is one piece I love seeing worn^ The accessories are awesome, the shoes are a minimal but fitting choice but I love the busy neckwear to the stripes and the bag stands out perfectly =D

Thursday, 25 August 2016

We Wear Hotbuys A U G U S T | Dolce Gabbana Inspired Shorts

Getting close to the end of the August Hotbuys now with this next release today! These are the Dolce Gabbana Inspired Shorts from Bizou costing 18SD's, which I think is about right for them =) I love the exotic style print and the colours involved, it's very pretty and they're definitely something different to include in your wardrobe =D
Haha, typical all going for white, but it's a fab colour for these shorts to let the printing shine out like it deserves - I only wish we had had these at the start of the summer so we could have gotten a lot of use out of them this year! And our poll:

Metallics

A whole lot of shine with those metallics from Marta-43 today! I love this thoughtful metallic combination of clothing, some might think it's too much, but I really like it in this one, it's not too over the top and too garish or anything, it's pretty stylish in my opinion^ The trousers have a great fit on the doll, and now I kinda want them, but the tone works perfectly with the other pieces in the look and is particularly complementary to the jacket and the necklace, great styling =D

Foxy


Items used:
Floral Print Midi Skirt - Trails
Louisa T-Shirt - Pals
Faux Fox Vest - Tingeling
Gucci Inspired Tiger Belt - Runway
Baguette Handbag - Fendi
KimK Grammy Heels - YH
Tortoiseshell Earrings - Couture Tribute
Black Gem Earrings - Hot Hot Buys

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Y O U N G H O L L Y W O O D | Release Review

Friday brought us our latest Young Hollywood release themed on the Teen Choice Awards 2016, a good idea I thought! I really love the logo of this one, the diamond shape is different and the blue toned palm trees are cool and current, so a great choice there! Let's take a look at the store:
So we got two floors this time, a total of 11 celebrity looks to choose from from the recent Teen Choice Awards! I really did find it a little difficult to get quite excited by this release - for me nothing stands out hugely as an amazing piece, everything is just a bit 'ok'.
I'll start off with the accessories, which are really fairly minimal with just one bag, the Madisyn Shipman Circle Bag available, but it's not something which seems to have been all that popular. There were 4 pairs of shoes, which is great and the designs are all pretty classic, that's one thing I'm pretty happy with. There's a good range of colours between the 4, whether you want minimal in the Black Teen Choice SS16 Heels or Silver Teen Choice SS16 Heels or you'd rather the more colourful pairs in the Peach Teen Choice SS16 Heels or the red Sarah Hyland High Heels. I really think these are good choices, so this aspect of the release gets one big tick mark from me =)
And then the clothing. It's primarily dresses and one-pieces although there are a couple of trouser/short sets available too. Now I quite like the Maia Mitchell Leather Pants with their decent shape and good all-round general fit and look on the doll, but I'm not so big on either the Madison Shipman Leather Shorts or Jessica Alba Teen Choice Pants. They just don't seem like they quite fit with this collection or in a Young Hollywood store ... if you get what I mean?! And I'm not sure I want to even mention their tophalf components ... they're just not so good in my eyes, the Maia Mitchell Sequin Bomber for example just doesn't seem to fit with this collection, it doesn't have the classic bomber-jacket shape, and I don't see it as a flattering piece on the doll. It's a shame, because the RL version looks quite pretty on and in the look, I would have said it had potential, but I'm not so sure with this Stardoll version =/
So of the rest there are 5 dresses and 2 jumpsuits - I'll start quickly with the jumpsuits, I think both are actually not that bad, but there are definitely things I'd want improved about them before spending that sort of money on them. For one, I think the SD version of the Maddie Ziegler Satin Jumpsuit looks much better than the RL version, however it seemed to come across a little young and child-like on my doll, was that just me?! I like the fit and the print is ok, but it just doesn't suit me sadly! Then there's the Jessie Case Blue Lace Jumpsuit, which has tons of pieces left in the Plaza. I like the whole concept of this one, I think just when it's been put into the Stardoll world it hasn't come out too well. The design looks a little flat and undetailed, and it isn't so flattering on the body either. For me, this one would maybe work out better as a top and shorts and then if you want to wear it as a jumpsuit then you have the choice - the colour is the one plus point, I think the blue is gorgeous! And so now those 5 dresses. There's a pretty good mix in terms of designs and colours and prints available, and they're all suited to summer with their short lengths. I think the overall style of the pieces and the choice is really good, but I just don't think that they're so much the pieces for me or that would get huge amounts of wear. Questioning the versatility of a piece is a must when it has those sorts of price tags attached! I'll start with what I do love though, and that is the Brie Bella Summer Dress! It's in my favourite colour and I love the lace embroidery detailing, very pretty and summery and overall a great style. The shape is also good and I find it super flattering on my doll - you can check out my styling of it here =) Also in white is the Tallia Storm White Dress, despite the colour, it's not really a piece I like much, and I definitely wouldn't wear it. The printing pattern on it is a really nice addition, but the cutout shapes are all a bit too much I think and don't make it such an appealing piece - if it were a skirt on its own I would have definitely snapped it up immediately though! Lastly on the same colour scheme is the silvery Ashley Benson Silver Chain Dress, I really can't fault this piece, it fits well and the colour and styling are good, but it costs 115SD's and I don't really think it justifies that amount of money unfortunately, in fact if it was in Voile and cost maybe 25SD's, then I'd probably buy it, just not at the price it's at. And then there's the two blue tones on opposite ends of the colour, the Sarah Hyland Teen Choice Dress has the 'bright' factor with it's vibrant blue and red pattern, I have no problem with the colour, it's just the wide open neck shape that I'm not a fan of, it's not a style that I'd want to promote via my doll. And then the Meredith Foster Baby Blue Dress is the paler option of blue, I really like the colour and I do think it has a great shape, it just didn't look so great on my doll, I think my skin tone wasn't ideally suited to it. It is a pretty dress though, but just maybe a bit minimal for the cost again.
Prices for this release range between 40 and 115SD's. I do think some thinks are a little pricey for what they are and their design, but I was happy with the prices of the things I purchased - as I write this review on Sunday there are still plenty of options left in the store too, so there's still time to make purchases if you've been unsure about items.
A quick few styled outfits next, I loved these shoes as soon as I had seen them, and I really loved putting these outfits together =) Firstly on the left are the Peach Teen Choice SS16 Heels and I paired them in a fairly summery style and loved the combination of them with these printed trousers, the pink in them helps the shoes stand out but I also used the orange for the bag. Then added minimal on the top half with this crop made a little individual with this sheer paneling, totally all for this idea^^ And secondly the Sarah Hyland High Heels and I really let them stand out in the look by choosing white and a shorter dress so the legs would get a little more attention. Love the white combination I chose and added a little sheer neckline too to the dress, and which ties these two looks together really nicely!
And a couple of features - it was a little tricky to find a lot, because I think most people weren't quite so bothered with this release as much as previous ones. So this is Bay_Watch11 going with Maia Mitchell Leather Pants in a summer look with a twist. They work well with the yellow top and orange lip, as well as these laced heels, I think it's a good selling-look for this piece =)
Now this was the look that finally sold me on the Brie Bella Summer Dress - styled by Beauty..Ann! I just think it looks great with the orange everything and it really just highlighted the dress to me, which also works very well with those Dior heels. So that was me sold on it, but what about you guys?
And lastly Jesika_Stem going with the Meredith Foster Baby Blue Dress. I love the styling with the white fur and then use of other blue accessories, I think this bag is the perfect match for the dress, this combination is a winning one =D

Navies

What a great outfit for the coming autumn season from DancerMarika today! I love the navy and tan combination, they work together well and provide a great contrasting outfit! The accessories are great and very complimentary to the look, especially the coat. I love the necklace against the navy blouse, and you really can't go too wrong with these gold heels! Hair is also a perfect choice =D

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

T R E S S U P | Release Review

Over the weekend we got a brand new release of Tress Up - which is the conclusion of the Stardoll's Next Top Hair Stylist. I don't recall when that all happened, but I'm sure it was a while ago - I'm glad the results are finally here though! Let's take a look at what's on offer:
As per usual releases we got two floors of styles with 16 winning looks overall! There's a great variety available with so many versatile choices and a good range of styles so I'm sure everyone will manage to find something that suits them =)
So yeah, huge range to choose from in this store between long and short pieces and up-do's. There are mostly long based styles with a mixture of waves and straight and also ones which have some parts styled up (I'm not sure what to call this!) like the Partystar66 Hairstyle, Cobrarea9 Curls and Kikinka4.12 Bow Hair - those first two sure are pretty big styles and I know some of you guys will wear them wonderfully, I'm just a bit plain for them I think! The long Babyfacejoo Ponytail and Taaylooh Long Hair definitely suit me much more than the curled larger styles, but I'm definitely not ready for the Sorigugu Blue Tips Hair just quite yet!
In terms of tied-up hairstyles there are 4 to choose from, and I think these are all quite good ones =D First there's the long Bettygirlie Ponytail which looks pretty cool blowing in the wind, and I really like how this one sits around my face, I think it's got a really flattering design. Then also quite long are the K3nzia Braids which are fairly similar to the Stylish Sporty Braids Hair in the last Tress Up release, but these ones have a more looser feel both in the part on top of the head and the braids themselves, overall they're just a little more relaxed and have a different vibe - I'll enjoy wearing both sets of braids though! And then two shorter styles, the curly Durriyekta Top Knot which is a pretty cool and different style to go for. I wasn't a fan at first, but after seeing it on a few people I think it could work out for me too. And I really adore the Moiragrog Ponytail - stylish and pretty and sleek with a great fit on the dolls head and around the face. I think it's a perfect ponytail and I'm glad this one was chosen for the store!
And lastly the shorter hairstyles, which are mainly the DeSerekFifoxx Hairstyle and MunchkinXD Hairstyles, both are awesome and so far I've loved wearing them - I've noticed lots of compliments about them too, so that's also a bonus! The DeSerekFifoxx Hairstyle has a great on the shoulder cut and I love the slight side-fringe which isn't too overwhelming as they sometimes can be with hairstyles. It's very flattering and the short length is ideal for showing off neckwear too^ And the MunchkinXD Hairstyle, which I think was an absolute must for including in this store! It's so stylish and sleek and I think makes everyone who wears it look like a supermodel! It fits the doll well and I think works both in dressed up and down looks. It's definitely the most popular style of the release, I've seen so many dolls wearing it I don't think I could put a number on it =D
Prices for this release range from 22 to 30SD, with no items being limited to SS/Royalty only members. Although this price total would add up quickly if you purchase a lot of pieces, I think these prices are very acceptable and are on par with previous hairstyles. Plus if you bought the original StarDesign hair, I'm sure some of these cost well in excess of 80 or 90SD's, so all under 30 and able to choose your own colour is pretty awesome!
So far I've made 4 purchases from this store and I'm really happy with the pieces I purchased. Instead of showing them hear, you can actually check out me wearing a few of them over on my brand new little side-project - What I Wore On Stardoll^^
A whole lot of people have been donning the new styles, I just picked out a few to feature who are absolutely rocking their chosen hairs: