Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Costumes and Fun -- Featuring A.F.I Designs, Sabra Style, Chop Zuey, Dark Horse Style; :{MV}: from the Promenade

This compilation began with a new look from A.F.I Designs called SheWonka. It's the time of year when designers from all over the place put a lot of fun into their already great work. It comes with a tiny Wonka top hat that I decided not to use. I pulled on a pair of dark purple Moira slacks from a new release from Sabra Style. The earrings sparkle brightly the talent of Belle and Chop Zuey.
More new nails to show you, thanks to the opening of the store Dark Horse Style, this time Gold Stripe Polka Dot Dark. A mouthful but beautiful on the hands. Beautiful sandals from :{MV}: called Liberty come from the Promenade. I have fun with every new outfit I get to put together but I do love the fun frivolity of Halloween.

Featuring Dark Horse Style Gold Striped Polka Dots Dark
Featuring Sabra Style Moira Pants in Purple
Featuring Chop Zuey Bauble Bliss Gold/Purple/Topaz
Featuring :{MV}: Liberty Heels from the Promenade
Featuring A.F.I Designs SheWonka
1. SLink: Female Feet High
-- Elegant 1 Hands
2. October's 4Seasons: Blossom Skin Tone (Laila)
-- Juicy Lips Sherbert
-- Green Grapes Shadow Sparkle
-- Innocence Shadow Lavendar Mist
3. KMADD/Moda: Mesh Eyes
4. Face Paint: Avant Liner Purple
5. Gaeline: Mysteria
6. Truth: Dove
7. Image Essentials: Poses from Graceful Elegance 2 and Body Shots

Monday, September 29, 2014

A Pose Makes It Perfect -- Featuring Odelitte from Four Seasons Market, [LG]Boutique from Designer Showcase, Sundaara and .:JUMO:. from .PENUMBRA. Fashion Week and **NEW** Dark Horse Style

What a difference poses make, eh? I find myself truly blessed by the relationship turned friendship turned family that I've found myself in with October, aka Keisha. Because she's done so many photos for different people, models, non-models, couples, friends, she's got a trillion zillion poses on her work station. I go gah-gah for her poses and play; and I could take a hundred photos before I moved on to something new.
In this styling today, I pulled in pieces again, yayayaya grateful for the diversity in designs that allow me the puzzle time part of this process. I took this Petra Jacket from Sundaara Designs and sold at .PENUMBRA. Fashion Week and began to build the look. The skirt comes from a design by [LG]Boutique, sold this month at Designer Showcase - which recently relocated so here's a new link - http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Flawless/179/59/28, called Hang With Me. Mixing it up with bold colors, I pulled on a new pair of boots from Odelitte Suede Boots Red that you can purchase at Four Seasons Market then promptly added a pair of tintable socks from N-Core to add those ever necessary Autumn layers. The socks tinted to a bold purple complimented my final new accessory, the necklace from .:JUMO:. called Fascination in Purple.
And last but never least, I took a friend's suggestion, and went over to a brand new store called Dark Horse Style and snagged a whole array of new nail appliers. I've learned that just like shoes and hair, one can never have too many nails. I wouldn't want you or me to get bored with the same old same old! This design is called Curved Dark. Many different little painted pictures adorn an array of nails, including some fun Halloween related autumn sets. I'm not sure how long her nails will be 50L but that's her opening week special and that means your Lindens s-t-r-e-t-c-h better.

Featuring Odelitte Suede Boots Red from Four Seasons Market
Featuring [LG] Boutique Fall 2014 Hang With Me Skirt from Designer Showcase
Featuring Sundaara Designs Petra Jacket from .PENUMBRA. Fashion Week
Featuring .:JUMO:. Fascination Purple Diamond Set
Featuring NEW STORE Dark Horse Style Curved Dark
1. Vanity Hair: Opium
2. Face Paint: Breezy 3
3. October's 4Seasons: Milk Skintone (Angelina)
4. SLink: Elegant 1 Hands
5. X-Sight: Angel Eyes (Earth)
6. N-Core Socks Modify
7. Del May Poses

Warm and Cozy -- Featuring E C R U at Designer Showcase, City Chic at DEbRA, B!asta, Baubles! by Phe, and X-Sight from the Promenade, NiNight Creations from Four Seasons Market, and ~ghee

Sometimes it's a challenge to mix and match items. After recently mentioning PLEASE create items that come in tops, bottoms, pants or skirts, and other layers, the fates heard me, or you did and yay! Layers. So much of the fashion friendly for 2014 Autumn/Winter has layers, for miles. Now all of us don't live in NYC, but I remember when ladies in Jacksonville FLORIDA (you know, where the sun shines almost as much as California), women wore UGG boots. Ugh. But fashion is fashion, yes?
I pieced this first style together with items from Events, head to toe! At the Promenade, I found a box of B!asta Treasures that included the necklace and earrings seen here. Also at the Promenade, I found a box of rings from Baubles! by Phe and slid the Amber one onto my finger. Way up high, at the event horizon from which the DEbRA fundraiser will come together, I found this Autumn top and skirt from City Chic. I pulled the patterned skirt then looked around for more. The hooded sweater looked cozy though it's still in the 80s here in the midlands of SC. Way too soon to wear, but fun to play barbie with it, a design from Ninight Creations that you'll find at Four Seasons Market.
X-Sight has a wide array of colors at the Promenade. I'll use them for several blogs so you can see the different hues. And after asking around for help, Warm Clarity from ~ghee hooked me up with some multi-colored tights. It's hard to believe how pop culture melded with runway designers into the Hipster layers with loads and loads of tights, but few designers have them in SL, and even fewer have the ones that would be SLink compatible. Perhaps by the end of 2014, there will be more. Thank you Warm!

Featuring E C R U Corrupt Stilettos from Designer Showcase
Featuring City Chic Two Piece Skirt set (wearing only skirt in photos) from DEbRA Event
Donate directly - The Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa Research Associate of America - debra.org
Featuring [B!] B!asta Treasures Earrings and Necklace Autumn from the Promenade
Featuring Baubles! by Phe AutumnHarvestRing - Amber from the Promenade
Featuring NiNight Creations Hooded Loose Sweater from Four Seasons Market
Featuring X-Sight Angel Eyes Mesh Sunset from Promenade
Featuring ~ghee Noir Tights w/SLink appliers
1. October's 4Seasons: Latte Skin Tone (Laila)
-- Innocence Shadow Subtle Purple
-- Devine Shadow Sunset
-- Adriana Lips Toasted Almond Gloss
2. SLink: Female Feet High
-- Elegant 1 Hands
3. Nikita: Double Density Lashes
4. *~Damesfly*~: Hudson
5. Del May Poses

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Bright Bits -- Featuring Chop Zuey, Bits By Blue at The Promenade, and [LG] Boutique

I'm not exactly sure how I did it but as I set up for windlight and other settings, I ended up with photos that make it look like the upper line of this sweetheart dress sparkled. Instead, it's a well constructed texture that catches the light in a lovely way, no matter day or night, so you can wear it everyone and feel beautiful every time you do. Sympathique was an interesting name for a gown and a gorgeous one at that from [LG] Boutique this week. An option to wear the fluffy skirting or not to wear is truly a great one in this case, because the print goes all the way down the gown if you prefer to wear it as a sleeve sleek and sexy gown without flexi.
Attention Whore could be a negative thing, unless it's the name of huge, chic earrings from Chop Zuey. These are probably the longest earrings I've donned in a long time. I decided not to wear a necklace between it allowed for those long earrings to go all the way down til they barely graced the shoulders. Sexy!
On the right wrist and hand, a pair of items from Bits by Blue show another set provided to The Promenade as part of a Gacha set. All of those Gacha addicts need to scoot over and see what's new. Great designers have joined together and no matter where you turn, you'll see something you want desperately. Bits by Blue is just a kickstart to get you over there!

If you enter just the word Garden into SL's search feature, there are some really lovely places to visit, and perspectives on gardening that end up showing gardens from around the world. After visiting the gardens at The Lefevre Mansion, gardens that cover so much area and offer a little of this and that as you meander down the paths, I'm spoiled! These were taken on one little curve of the trail.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Lefevre%20Mansion/151/251/30

Featuring Chop Zuey Attention Whore Earrings
Featuring Bits by Blue Vintage Choker Lock & Key Silver Set Necklace, Bracelet and Ring from The Promenade
Featuring [LG] Boutique Fall 2014 Sympathique Azul
1. !Lyrical B!zarre Templates: Lies Mesh Collar
2. SLink: Elegant 1 hands
3. October's 4Seasons: Alabaster Skin Tone
-- Apple Blossom Lips Gloss
-- Shine Eyes Gold Essence
4. KMADD/Moda: Mesh Eyes
5. Maxi Gossamer: Inverted Crown
6. Hairoin: Pheasant Phlower
7. PoSEsioN: Poses

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Talking Unicorns and Magic -- Featuring Icons of Style and appear from Four Seasons Market, .:JUMO:. from .PENUMBRA. Fashion Week, and Bits by Blue at The Promenade

I met a talking Unicorn last night. At first I thought he was a place holder type avi that just stayed in this faery garden, but then I spoke to him and he responded. A real talking unicorn! The little guy in the swing next to me in the other photo didn't ever whisper a peep. Vakkotaur made a quiet added bit of magic to the glen and I thanked him for letting me take a photo with him in it. I also snagged the location SLURL because I enjoyed it so much:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Purple%20Fantasy/167/100/3504

The Four Seasons Market continues to offer fun items designed with an Autumn theme. And as I commented last week on umbrellas, I found another series of umbrellas from a different pose designer for this week and used one in this garden of magic. Icons of Style has several umbrellas and a few series of poses related to the umbrellas. Also from Four Seasons Market, the Jasmine dress by appear looks like one of those transition choices you might wear just about this time of year in the south. Evenings are cool, but not too cold, and the days are pleasant but shorter.
I thought of the friendly neighborhood Cao when I put on the jewelry set from Bits by Blue at the Promenade. I recall some work she did 1 or 2 years ago to help raise money to help elephants. I don't think I dreamed it. Elephant in Gold includes a choker with a dropped line of chain down the front, a pair of earrings and an upper arm armlet.
.:JUMO:. mixes things up with very dressy elegant heels and those that are more like sandals. With this easy summer dress, the heels I chose from .:JUMO:., Persepolis, go so well with the overall styling. I wore the black option but the black has a range of grey in several parts that allow light to bounce off and reflect colors around it. In this case, that reflective surface picked up some of the surrounding bright colors.

Featuring Icons of Style Old Dots Umbrella and HUD *10 Poses from Four Seasons Market
Featuring .:JUMO:. Persepolis Sequin Black Sandals from .PENUMBRA. Fashion Week
Featuring appear - Jasmine Dress at Four Seasons Market
Featuring Bits By Blue Jewel Elephant Gold Set from Promenade
1. October's 4Seasons: Latte Skin Tone (Laila)
-- Innocence Shadow Lavendar Mist
-- Devine Shadow Merlot
-- Delicate Lips Eggplant Gloss
2. KMADD/Moda: Mesh Eyes
3. Gaeline: Divina
4. EMO-tions: Josie
5. Avante Poses

Friday, September 26, 2014

A Shoegasm and More -- Featuring Lindy from The Promenade, !Lyrical B!zarre Templates from The Couturier's Docks, Divalicious from DEbRA, ~ghee from .PENUMBRA. Fashion Week, and Chop Zuey

Lyrical B!zarre Templates has a new pair of dresses with two different textures set for each of them at The Couturier's Dock. Please remember that TCD sells limited items, and once they're gone, they're gone, so don't hesitate to scoot on over there and check out this Fidelity Texture B and the others there also!
Another little bit to tease you, coming from DEbRA - also from Divalicious - a Mesh Heart charm bracelet that made me think of the first charm bracelet I had when I was quite young.

I sent Ms. October an IM last night when I saw the shoe box from Lindy, that included these Kinsey Katie shoes as (Rare) items from The Promenade. I told her I'd just received a shoe orgasm. Naughty, but so true! Really. I do love boots and shoes, and boots and shoes, and more boots and shoes. Check out the Gacha and see - no matter what you receive, they're beautiful shoes.

~ghee always makes interesting, colorful, useful, fun items. I've had these fog tights on several times and I couldn't figure out how to make them work with SLink heels, then when I put on the Lindy heels, I cheered. I knew I could wear them! When I looked at Autumn/Winter real world runways 2014, I saw tights were making a huge comeback and helped add layers to the warmer items marketed. These came out as part of ~ghee's .PENUMBRA. Fashion Week items.
How many thousand pieces of jewelry do you think Belle has made for Chop Zuey? It's like, "How do I love thee, let me count the ways." New gifts for members and non-members, spoiling all of us, seasonal pieces, creatively inspired art, all of that and more. The earrings called Gypsy Babe hung down to my shoulders. I resized them so they'd work with the faux turtle neck of the dress and loved the look.

Featuring Lindy Katie Kinsey from Promenade (Rare)
Featuring Divalicious Mesh Heart Charm Bracelet from DEbRA
Featuring ~ghee Fog Tights from .PENUMBRA. Fashion Week
Featuring !Lyrical B!zarre Templates Fidelity from The Couturier's Docks
Featuring Chop Zuey Gypsy Babe Earrings (Gold)
1. blackLiquid: SLink AE LG Autumn Nails
2. SLink: Elegant 1 Hands
3. October's 4Seasons: Lily Skin Tone (Hannah)
4. KMADD/Moda: Mesh Eyes
5. Gaeline: Phantasmagoria
6. >Asset<: Lasher
7. Del May Poses

Thursday, September 25, 2014

An Array Of Autumn Goodies - Featuring Divalicious from debra Charity Event, Chocolate Atelier's from .PENUMBRA. Fashion Week, Lumiere and Persefona at Four Seasons Market

This morning, I woke with those snifflies that come around this time of year. I couldn't go right back to sleep, so at 5:30 this morning, I put this style together. By then the snuffles had calmed enough to rest some more. I laid down and 5 hours later!! I got up...
I have a plethora of things to tell you about, so let me start with the charity event debra that I will be blogging of and on from now, through the event's duration from October 25 - October 30. Since designers are already sharing items, I will try to sprinkle them through the month to remind you to mark your calendar. I also have a link to the website for more information and a place you can donate directly.

debra of America RL website: http://www.debra.org/
debra of America RL address: 75 Broad Street, Suite 300 - New York, NY 10004
(Phone) 212-868-1573 / (Fax) 212-868-9296 / Email: staff@debra.org
Divalicious donated an array of items that include the Mesh Stone necklace seen in the photos. There are also SLink heels and a Halter Dress Outfit. The new dress comes from Chocolate Atelier, debuted last week as part of the .PENUMBRA. Autumn/Winter 2014 Fashion Week. The shopping zone remains open to shop for fashion shared during this event for two more weeks, and you're also encouraged to visit the designer's main store to find more of their new releases. The incredibly FUN Autumn Wellies, a bright slicker white with leaves on them, come from Lumiere's selection of things at Four Seasons Market. Also from Four Seasons Market, I have little Leaf Accents from Persefona. There are several color choices and preset 'add' locations to wear them, but adjustable so you could move them around a bit like I have done.

Featuring Chocolate Atelier Xandy Dress from .PENUMBRA. Fashion Week
Featuring Divalicious Designs Mesh Stone Necklace from debra Charity Event
Featuring Lumiere Autumn Wellies from Four Seasons Market
Featuring Persefona Leaf Accents from Four Seasons Market
1. ~Shabby Cat: Braided Leather Bracelet
2. EMO-tions: Maylea Earrings
3. >Asset<: Summer's End
4. Maxi Gossamer: Groomed
5. KMADD/Moda: Mesh Eyes
6. October's 4Seasons: Latte Skin Tone Laila Makeup 2 Light/Thin
7. SLink: Elegant 1 Hands
8. [Mirror's Enigma]: Juliana Eyeshadow Teal w/Liners
9. Manifeste Poses