Monday, October 20, 2014

Thank You Jamee! Featuring Lybra's COO, ♛ Miss V♛ SWEDEN 2015♛ - Lybra, Wicca's Wardrobe and October's 4Seasons at The Couturier's Docks

Last night was a rough night. On nights like that, I do my best to distract myself and make it one moment at a time. I was working on styling the new dress from Lybra at The Couturier's Docks. Mr. Rage has sold out his new dress at TCD within the first few days for 3 rounds, so I didn't want to miss out on it this time. I glommed over and grabbed mine the moment I saw the notice.
So I have on two different outfits to show you. The first is an unusual pant suit dress combination like nothing I've seen before in SL which makes it exceedingly interesting and fun. Libra's Mizuki may be purchased at The Couturier's Docks at the moment, and is shown as it was created in two photos I shot, then with only the pant suit on, as I turned a cartwheel in the ocean.
Wicca's Wardrobe also has some great new items at The Couturier's Docks, including the heels you can see in the photo of the cartwheel. There are several items from her including brand new mesh she created, something significant to her as her second ever mesh design, and something that no one else has, as a result of her creating it herself. She's very excited to offer this to her faithful customers and all who pass through The Couturier's Docks who might become new customers.
The brand new line of skins begins with Angelina. October's 4Seasons Skins and accessories has its first ever display at The Couturier's Docks. The Milk Skin Tone has never been sold previously and the Walnut Skin Tone might just be the very very best dark skin tone in all of Second Life. October's a great skin creator for a whole array of shades, but I revel in her ability to capture the colors of the darker skins in our world and how she brings them into the game.
Lori Jamee Sandalwood Loeffler aka Jamee Binder aka ♛ Miss V♛ SWEDEN 2015♛ was online and I thought well, it can't hurt to ask, though I knew she had a very busy schedule, and many things she's responsible for at Lybra, with her MVW contest, and the Models Give Back program she helps manage. I nudged her in IM and asked if she had time to do a Lybra pair pose with me. She said yes. I was so excited, I forgot for a little while that it was a rough day. That's sometimes the best medicine of all, by the way. Time, a friend, something fun.
For the pictures I'm in with Jamee, I'm wearing Lybra's Vex. It's a mini that employs the metallic craze that continues to be chic in clothing design this season. Around the chest and again at the skirt, the flexible materials flutter with life and remind me of feathers. Jamee put together her look with a Lybra dress called Daiki along with a jewelry set from Lybra called Taylor that includes a Black Pearls necklace, earrings and ring.

Featuring !Lybra Mizuki from The Couturier's Docks
Featuring October's 4Seasons Milk Skin Tone (Angelina) from The Couturier's Docks
Featuring Wicca's Wardrobe Lorraine Heels from The Couturier's Docks
1. Chop Zuey: MVW Pompeii in Espresso
2. Carrie's Lingerie: Halloween Corset
3. SLink: Elegant 1 Hands
-- Female Feet High
4. KMADD/Moda: Mesh Eyes
5. Gaeline; Starlia
6. Analog Dog Joan
7. Ma Vie Poses

Featuring !Lybra Vex
1. ~ghee: Tights Aluminum
2. EMO-tions: Ariel Silver/Black Set
3. -{ZOZ}-: From Hell Heels
4. SLink: Elegant 1 Hands
-- SLink Female Feet High
5. October's 4Seasons: Angelina Milk Skin Tone
6. Gaeline: Stella
7. KMaDD/Moda: Mesh Eyes
8. Analog Dog: Joan
9. XPose

My Guest for Whom I'm So Grateful - Jamee Binder - Provided This List of Her Style Items
Dress:  Lybra - Daiki
Jewelry:  Lybra - Taylor Black Pearls necklace, earring and ring
Hair:  Truth - Ainsley
Makeup:  Kyoot - Fever 1 Eyeshadow (no longer available)  & Zibska Eleventy Lips in Sangue
Nails:  {ZOZ}  - Azaria Gold nails in Black
Shoes:  StormCrow - Pumps with Strass & Gems 4 in 1 Black - Plain pumps

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Talented Kylie Sabra -- Featuring Sabra Style and Zibska - On Location At the Rose Gallery at Angel Manor

I visited Angel Manor's Rose Gallery this evening to take these photos. I did so because Kylie Sabra works as curator of the Gallery, which currently has several artists displayed, and the painter of the pictures, including the piece of photo behind me in the pictures. It shows what an incredibly artistic person she is.
The outfit she created included a gown, Rose Gallery Artist Series Cullum Writer BX, with flourishing flexible skirts, and a waist band of lovely flower blooms. Along with the other items, I found SLink nail appliers also painted with a design to go with the overall outfit. Alone or worn with this gown, they're tiny bits of beautiful art.
I did change out her waist decor for something unusual to keep with the autumn theme and to make the look unique. Instead of using her floral arrangement, I used Zibska's new Corbin headpiece, and wore that headpiece at my waist. You can find Zibska's new headpiece at The Instruments.

Featuring Sabra Style Rose Gallery Artist Series Cullum Writer BX
Featuring Zibska Corbin Headpiece (at waist) from The Instruments
1. .:JUMO:. Consort Jewelry Ruby/Diamonds
2. SLink: Female Feet High
-- Elegant 1 Hands
3. October's 4Seasons: Chocolate Cosmos (Laila)
-- Eclectic Shadow 6
-- Energy Lips Fire
4. Gaeline: Natura
5. KMADD/Moda: Mesh Eyes
6. *booN CCV788
7. Apple Spice Poses
Taking at Angel Manor's Rose Gallery, Kylie Sabra Curator and Artist

Saturday, October 18, 2014

BOSL's International Fashion Week Winds Down -- Featuring -AZUL- from BOSL's International Fashion Week, blackLiquid from The Couturier's Docks and NEW from October's 4Seasons

The Best of Second Life International Fashion Week winds down this weekend but all those fantastic new designs you saw at the various shows have now been put out and on display for you to buy what you loved!
 -A Z U L- created this new Ella in Garnet as part of BOSL's Fashion Week, a sexy design that left a lot of skin exposed yet covered the right bits beautifully. A brand new just in time for Halloween group gift is out at October's 4Seasons, Angelina Evil.
A most unique head piece called Banzai from blackLiquid added just a touch of twisted to go with the Evil makeup and the composition made me smile, truly enjoying the chance to style an outfit that is at one moment both elegant and spooky. It's like blending two opposites and it works!

Featuring -AZUL- Ella in Garnet from BOSL International Fashion Week
Featuring blackLiquid Banzai from The Couturier's Docks
Featuring October's 4Seasons Milk Evil (Angelina)
1. Chop Zuey: Don't Call Me Betty Color Change Set
2. SLink: Elegant 1 Hands
-- Female Feet High
3. MG: Swallow Wings
4. Gaeline: Cat Eyes Liner
5. KMADD/Moda: Mesh Eyes
6. Countdown Poses
7. Dark Horse Style Silver Lines
8. Infinity Hair - by Caryn

Friday, October 17, 2014

Beautiful Pumpkin Patch -- Featuring Snowpaws from Designer Showcase, MOoh from The Promenade, Wicca's Wardrobe from BOSL International Fashion Week, and {{BSD Design Studio}}

Have you noticed how evident the lingerie models wear on runways this fall appear on all sorts of layers? Gone are the days of prim and proper fashion, buttoning up, zipping, hiding, lifting, 18 hours, and so much more. Now, fashion blends the 'street' clothes with the lingerie items in a mix and match like I've not seen before in my lifetime.
Speaking of Carrie's Lingerie, every month is a great time to visit, but extra special effort for decor goes into some months and Halloween/October might be the most flamboyant fun on one sim for this holiday across all of SL. Countless autumnal and spooky props with poses decorate the store's main level and hidden pumpkins hide an inside hunt treat for those who find all of them. If you invest in a VIP membership, discounts, special releases, and more will tease your fancy and there's a second in house hunt up in the VIP area. This time of year is beyond fun at Carrie's Lingerie.

I put this outfit together this evening with the deliberate desire to add designers from a range of skills, aesthetics and energy to create an entirely new piece to share with you. This came about as I took a hat fromthe Miranda Outfit from Wicca's Wardrobe, something newly released for BOSL International Fashion Week and paired with a style - James - out of the KMADD/Moda box I continue to ruffle through and enjoy - blog after blog - and Mr. Maddox DuPont recently noted that he's added new hair to his collection. It's an excellent time to drop by if you haven't visited in a while.
Snowpaws has a beautiful halter top and wide-legged pant set - Luca - on sale at this month's Designer Showcase. I used the pants for this styling. I appreciated how they hugged the hip with a sleek sensuality then billowed more material the farther down the leg you look.

If your eye wanders from head to toe, the brilliant red of the bra from Carrie's Lingerie peeks out and then another item echoes the bright hues in the heels from BSD Design studio. The Passion of Life name for the heels fits perfectly as a description of both bra and heels. From the store MOoh, a new crop topped short sleeve sweater finishes off the new items shared on this blog. You can find this V-Neck item at The Promenade Gachas and available in several colors. In my world off line, I like layers, so that crazy days that begin at 52 degrees and end at 82 degrees, I can peel off or pull on those layers, just like this item from MOoh.

Featuring Snowpaws at Designer Showcase Luca Mesh Outfit - Slacks Worn
Featuring MOoH at The Promenade V-Neck Crop Top Pink
Featuring Wicca's Wardrobe from BOSL International Fashion Week - Miranda Dress - Hat Worn
Featuring {{BSD Design Studio}} Passion of Life Red High
1. -{ZOZ}-: Ghost Girl Nail Appliers
2. Carrie's Lingerie: VIP Only Greed Bra
3. October's 4Seasons: Orchid Skin Tone
-- Glamour Ombre Ocean Lips (worn over Green Lips)
-- Black Eyebrow Option
-- Teal Eyebrow Option (worn over Black brow)
4. KMADD/Moda: Mesh Eyes
-- James Hair
5. SLink: Elegant 1 Hands
-- Female Feet High
6. Baubles! by Phe: Queen of Vines Necklace
7. MMayako: *Marinahh* Square Bangle
8. Nikita: Double Density Lashes
9. Poses built into props that are all over Carrie's Lingerie (And a Pumpkin Hunt too!!)

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Mental Health America, Make a Difference -- Featuring (Bryne) for Halloween Hellraiser for MHA, !Lyrical B!zarre Templates from The Instruments, DE Boutique from Designer Showcase, and DESIR's Grace from BOSL International Fashion Week

With a little help from Lyrical B!zarre Templates - Weaping - at The Instruments and great Smoothies heels from DE Boutique at Designer Showcase, I added a long white skirt called Grace from DESIR's new releases coming just in time for BOSL International Fashion Week. Then I took new makeup - a series called Energy, lips called Siren - and the new release Angelina in Milk Skin Tone from October's 4Seasons - coming to The Couturier's Docks this weekend - to tease your senses and encourage you to find the weekend filled with great shopping.
The corset comes from (Bryne) and was an item from a designer I'd not met previously or blogged previously. I'm always excited when I get to debut something from somewhere completely new to me. I'm also always excited when I know that the whole reason the designer created the release evolved because the designer wanted to contribute to a fundraiser for charity. Next weekend, Paradox Messmer aka Doxy, hosts a special event - Halloween Hellraiser - to raise money for Mental Health of America.
I looked up the primary website and pulled their 'Donate Now' address, so anyone who sees this note can donate directly if they cannot attend the special event.

Visit: https://secure2.convio.net/nmha/site/Donation2?df_id=1240&1240.donation=form1

Featuring (Byrne) Style Devil Girl Mesh Corset for Halloween Hellraiser, Fundraiser for Mental Health America
Soundproof, Just Left Of the Dial - Charity (Paradox Messmer)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Terre%20Des%20Mortes/99/97/40
Featuring !Lyrical B!zarre Templates 'Weaping' Makeup and Scarf from The Instruments
Featuring DESIR Grace Mesh Long Skirt from BOSL International Fashion Week
Featuring DE Boutique Smoothies Grey Heels from Designer Showcase
Featuring October's 4Seasons Energy Siren Lips
1. Purple Moon: Tears Me Not Jewelry
2. October's 4Seasons: Angelina Milk Skin Tone
-- Silver Lips
3. KMADD/Moda: Mesh Eyes
4. Gaeline: Mysteria
5. SLink: Elegant 1 Hands
-- Female Feet High
6. DelMay Poses

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

What Is An Imaginarium? -- Featuring Whimsical Imaginarium, Lindy's from Designer Showcase, [Z O O M], and Moondance Boutique

I haven't done photos like this for a long time but as a part of something I offered to do for the new Whimsical Imaginarium I decided to go ahead and snap a photo of each dress, and each color option. They're similar but each have their own stylistic flair and fun about them.

Colorful Circles use a snug sweetheart neckline and a blossoming tulip shape upturned for the skirt. Each of the skirts have the same pattern containing the Daffodil, the Lavendar and the Rose hues in the bodice of each dress, but each skirt has it's own character.
Colorful Edges begins with the slimming shape of a tube dress. A skirt with lots of movement flairs around the lower calf in a mermaid-like shape. Additionally, there are bows you can wear at the middle of the back and at the back of the knee to offer even more shape and color options.
Colorful Waves takes a similar tube shape dress and adds skirting on both sides of the hips that reminds me of the shape of bustles by adding volume to the hips and back side. Additionally, you'll find the circle of roses around the hips adds a delicate refined beauty option.
Since all of these gowns are created by the same designer and use the same color palette, you could mix and match the bows and skirts to get many different unique shapes and make the gowns all your own.

I found some nail appliers I didn't know were hidden among jewels I'd shown you another time. Thank you Moondance Boutique! The nails were called something so close to the WI gowns - Colored Lines. How curious, yes?!
Lindy continues to create colorful heels to go with this very colorful fall. In one of the series of photos, the one with the Colorful Waves gowns on it, you can see Karli heels peeking under the skirt in the brilliant pink that so wonderfully suited the three different gown series.

I pulled hair from a box as well, like a magician, not realizing the rabbit was still in there? I don't know. It seems to happen a little more often (and joyfully so... everyone likes pulling on a pair of jeans that has a 5 dollar bill in the pocket!!) because I'm doing more events and the participants add all sorts of items to their entries. ::No:Shade:: created this braided ponytail and even has an option to wear if you like earnestly inflated chest sizes!

I rarely use shades or purse/clutches. I think it's a residual thing from my world off line and items I use and items I don't even own. I don't own a single pair of shades. However, when I pulled out [Z O O M]'s glasses, they really felt 'just right' for my look, with all three gowns, so I went for it. And the clutch in my hand, it also felt right and goes to show, an old girl can learn new tricks from time to time!

Featuring from Whimsical Imaginarium
(Formerly Living Imagination) 
Daffodil, Rose and Lavendar
Set 1 Colorful Circles
Set 2 Colorful Edges
Set 3 Colorful Waves

Featuring Moondance Boutique Enhancement Colorful Lines Nail Appliers
Featuring Lindy's Karli Pink from Designer Showcase
Featuring [Z O O M] Narin Sunglasses
1. .:JUMO:. Consort Jewelry
-- Nuit Clutch
2. {MUA}: Parrot Lips
3. SLink: Elegant 1 Hands
-- Female Feet High
4. October's 4Seasons: Marigold Skin Tone (Laila)
5. KMADD/Moda: Mesh Eyes
6. ::No:Shade:: Sofia
7. ::MS:: Poses

All Around the Cobbler's Bench - Featuring :jazzitude: and Ruxy from The Promenade, *Glitter* at Designer Showcase, {NanTra} at The Instruments, and Brand NEW Makeup from October's 4Seasons

Beautiful people exude an energy that's beautiful, even when it's online and you may never get to touch them in person. I've found myself so blessed to be surrounded by beautiful people, those who put others first at times, those who encourage with a word or a smile, and all those who work at this business from every angle. What a treat it is, too.
My outfit today comes together by including a little bit of everything, from new releases at The Promenade, to The Instruments and Designer Showcase. Special deals, special colors, special releases and they're all for you.
From the Promenade, :jazzitude: provided the Hazel Carafe Skirt. Also at the Promenade, Ruxy shared the Morgana Pearls and Jacket (Shrug). *Glitter* has the heels available at Designer Showcase. A new release of both lips and shadow for the eyes will catch your eye at October's 4Seasons. And for the special poses, {NanTra} has a series called The Birds, an homage to the movie by the same name, available at the current round at The Instruments.

Featuring :jazzitude: Hazel Carafe Skirt from the Promenade
Featuring Ruxy Morgana Pearls from the Promenade
Featuring Ruxy Morgana Cream Coat
Featuring *Glitter* Mimi SLink Sandals from Designer Showcase
Featuring October's 4Seasons Kinetic Lips Coral Kiss
Featuring October's 4Seasons Eclectic Shadow Eyes #6
Featuring {NanTra} The Birds from The Instruments
1. October's 4Seasons Chocolate Cosmos Skintone (Laila)
2. SLink: Female Feet High
-- Elegant 1 Hands
3. Face Paint: Wild Nails
-- Avant Liner Black
4. FINESMITH: Mika Beads Black
5. A&A: Viennara Hair
6. Maxi Gossamer: Inverted Crown
7. KaTink: Backgrounds