Monday, August 18, 2014

Casual and Sleek -- Featuring A.F.I Designs and blackLiquid

I'm not sure how I got these out of order.
Blame it on the rain or the brain. DJ A.F.I is not just a fantastic spinner of tunes.
She also creates great designs. I pulled together this chic look with her new Bloom dress and blackLiquid's newest Virgin spex.
There are several other pair of shades in this collection so you'll find something that suits your needs too!

Featuring A.F.I Bloom Dress
Featuring blackLiquid Shades Virgin
1. Yasum Legging Plus Shoe Tiger Striped
2. WoW Designs Gulsem Jewelry Set
3. Xen's Burbank Hat
4. SLink Elegant 1 Hands
5. Kyxe Skins & Shapes Latte Skin Tone (Laila)
-- Luscious Lips Crave
6. IKON Sunrise Eyes Steel Blue Pale
7. *booN blueBlack hairbase
8. KaTink Poses
-- KaTink Backdrop

Using My Living Imagination -- Featuring *LI* Living Imagination, and A&A Hair

Couturier's Docks will have a whole array of new items very soon and this stunning gown from Living Imagination will be there. It's called Angel Garden - Heaven, and it made me feel like I was wearing a little piece of heaven. I wore one of her gowns for my MVW audition on Saturday and I'm including a photo of that gown as I styled it as well. I'm grateful to Bodza Mubble for her support and friendship.
I have one of those special sister friends who's always looking out for me, holding my hand when I'm anxious, listening when I need to talk, and who bonks me over the head when it's needed. She pointed out this hair style from A&A - Viennara. I hadn't been to that store in ages.
I'm not always sure how to style the darker skins from Kyxe Skins & Shapes but I love that she and other gorgeously darker skinned ladies have offered their input. And I love the challenge. Why do I change skins all the time instead of sticking with one? Because one of the nicest people I've met creates them in 12 shades and I want to represent all of them as part of her team of Kyxe Beauties. Laila will release in all 12 shades over the next few weeks and I look forward to showing you all of them!
Featuring Living Imagination Angel Garden - Heaven from Couturier's Docks August
Featuring A&A Viennara Hair Mixed Brown
1. Poetic Color: Quicksilver
2. Maxi Gossamer: Swallow Wings
3. Kyxe Skins & Shapes: Latte Skin Tone (Laila)
-- Innocence Eyeshadow Spring
4. Morphine: Ghail's Chic Mint
5. Manifeste Poses




Friday, August 15, 2014

May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor - Baboom! Exclusive at the Hunger Games

Playful and brightly colored are two definitions of what I've seen from Baboom Couture during the Hunger Games event. I've loved the chance to show you the beautiful fun by Kyra Camel.
I've used brighter lips and intentionally 'tinted' hair to a more neon-like color to keep with the theme. I also realized that with the unique bolero she created, and the silver shading at the bodice, then add to that the great plumage of flowers as a head piece and veil, the need for jewelry disappeared. It's one of the few outfits I've ever styled without adding a bit or bauble.
If you haven't had a chance to visit the Hunger Games event, I hope you can, and look for your favorite designers so you can wear exclusives like this long after the party ends and everyone packs up to go home. And may the odds be ever in your favor.

Featuring Baboom! from The Hunger Games - Stroll Around Capitol
Featuring Tchelo's Nails Must Have Color
1. SLink: Mid High Female Feet
2. Lindy: Madlin Black Heels
3. Kyxe Skins & Shapes: Latte Skin Tone (Laila)
-- Captivate Lips Juicy
4. EMO-tions: Collien
5. IKON Steel Blue Pale Eyes
6. {NanTra} Poses
7. KaTink Backdrop

Thursday, August 14, 2014

*MochaWear* - NEW NEW NEW - A Brand New Store On the Grid

I actually styled this *MochaWear* Rose Cardinal gown for Hermione Mocha - aka Pattie Peacock - because (EXCITING!!) she's opened her own store and wanted me to share in her joy and her artistry by blogging an item or two from her initial releases.
I went through the things she shared and thought about each of our own personal approaches to art and how very differently they can appear. The same idea, a red gown for example, might be produced as many ways as there are designers out there making gowns.
I took two photos in one locale and then got busy helping someone and distracted. I then came in to do something else the next day and had 'photograph Hermione's gown' on the top of my list. It wasn't til I went to edit the photos that I realized I had duplicate sets of photos from two different days looks. You can see a few changes I made from day one to day two.
I don't think I could ever say enough to share how much I revere Belle Roussel. The work she puts in, hours and hours and hours of it, shows in everything she does. Quality products for more than fair prices. But there's more. She constantly has items she gives away, so even the most restricted budget might own a pretty bit of sparkle at Chop Zuey just because that's the way it works. Today's Mistress Enchantment set offers something I've actually not seen often, a very long chain. It's beautiful and accented the gown well.

Featuring *MochaWear* - A Brand NEW Store - Rose - Cardinal Gown
Featuring Chop Zuey Mystic Enchantress Set
1. IKON: Sunrise Eyes Steel Blue Pale
2. Poetic Color: Oriental Pearl
2. *~Damesfly*~: Kalima
3. MG: Wild Full Thick
4. Kyxe Skins & Shapes: Latte Skin Tone (Laila)
-- Dark Golden Sparkle Eyeshadow
-- Cherry Blossom Gloss
5. SLink: Female High Feet
-- Elegant 1 Hands
6. [Liv-Glam] Fancy Heels
7. Chop Zuey Symphony Black Bracelet
8. Corpus Poses
9. [[Masoom]] Poses

Models Giving Back Presents Rock Your Rack! September 1 thru September 15

Such an important event, for a great cause. Though it's not reprinted in its entirety, I want to share the press release for this event on my blog. I know I have readers who come to my blog but have never visited Second Life. I hope that by sharing details like this, people beyond the four virtual walls of a virtual world will make a commitment to support this event.



"Breast cancer is one of the leading health crises for women. 1 in 8 women, and an every increasing percentage of men will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. There is currently no known cure for breast cancer, and its early diagnosis is critical to survival. 

Models Giving Back is pleased to present Rock Your Rack, an annual fundraising event combining the best of SL Music and Fashion to support the work of breast cancer charities and raise awareness for early detection which is critical to a positive outcome for this devastating disease. 

This year's event will support the National Breast Cancer Foundation which provides free mammograms, education, support and early detection services to anyone in need. 

For a complete listing of events and more details on this year's event, please visit the website: http://rockyourrack.wordpress.com 

This year's event officially opens to the public on Monday, September 1, 2014 at 12:00am SLT and will close at 11:59pm SLT on Monday, September 15, 2014. Together we can make a difference! 

**If you prefer to donate directly, please visit: https://www.stayclassy.org/fundraise?fcid=283425 "

Monday, August 11, 2014

Wicca's Wardrobe At The Hunger Games; Celebrating a New Kyxe Face and Glittering Too From Chop Zuey

I found another radically fun costume to show you! This outfit called Enobaria comes from the genius of Wicca's Wardrobe and is an exclusive for The Hunger Games. Few accessories were needed to complete the look because she did all the work for you and for me!
I paired it with another new Laila face, Kyxe Skins & Shapes very newest face, this time on the Mocha skin tone. The bold colors seem to glint off the screen because of the beautiful contrast between clothing and skin choice.
The earrings I pulled from a set called Symphony Tri-Color set at Chop Zuey tied the rose tint on my lips to the rest of the outfit and added the elegant richness that always comes as a result of wearing jewelry from Chop Zuey.

Featuring from Wicca's Wardrobe at The Hunger Games Enobaria Outfit
Featuring from Chop Zuey Symphony Special Tri-Color Earrings From the Set
Featuring from Kyxe Skins & Shapes Mocha Skin Tone With New Laila Face
1. IKON: Sunrise Eyes Steel Blue Pale
2. *~Damesfly*~: Jase
3. Gaeline: Felicia
4. Kyxe Skins & Shapes: Ripe Grape Matte Lips
5. SLink: Female High Feet
-- Elegant 1 Hands
6. Corpus Poses

Oh My Goodness - September Chock Full Of Fun - Rock Your Rack, 24 Squared and .PENUMBRA. Fashion Week

I can't believe how many things begin soon in our shared world. Jamee Binder, aka Jamee Sandalwood and her team of Models Giving Back have a special Rock Your Rack event beginning September 15th. Designers who share the same passion Jamee and I and many others do, to encourage support for charities that impact the entire world, will be working with Rock Your Rack to raise funds for Breast Cancer research.

Penumbra Fashion & Events launches Autumn/Winter Fashion Week September 13 and will run through September 21. A selection of incredible designers will be represented with events that occur throughout this special week. It's going to be a blast!
Siren Productions also has a September event. Yes, so much to do, so little time! Last year, it was called 24, and it was a smashing success. I loved being able to participate in it, and so many others must have as well because this year, they're calling it 24 Squared. Exponentially greater numbers of participants, events, limited editions and more make this year's 24 that much better! Mark Your Calendars!