Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A Lovely Shade of Pink - From !Lyrical B!zarre Templates - Also Featuring K-Code - and From Japan Fair: Candy Nail

I would style a handful of designers every day, every hour, because far more than just the artistic people they are, they're also truly beautiful people in their heart and soul, and they share that with everyone in their company. It makes me feel like I'm connected to something far more than "JUST" a business.
I'm blessed. I've noticed that as time passes, those relationships that go far beyond just the work place type of business acquaintance slowly shifts towards a truth that most of these people are now wonderful friends, people I admire, for their clothing and content creation? Yes, Sure. But it's so much more than that.
Lyrical B!zarre Templates owner Lyrical Bizarre aka Loredana works harder and puts so much of her time into her store, and it shows. She's developed the skill to make her own templates. In a world where few know how to manipulate the programs needed to render new mesh forms, her skill adds depth and beauty to collections and designers all over the grid.
If you're a designer and you're looking for a new template to use, something fresh, a new perspective, and you haven't visited her store, it would be a great time to visit. You'll find an array of glorious spring colors, new items, and loads of fun. And you'll meet one of those irreplaceable people who I know will touch your life magically.

This pretty in pink styling comes to you from these outstanding content creators:
Featuring !Lyrical B!zarre Youthful Mesh
Featuring K-Code Megan Boots Black
Featuring from Japan Fair Candy Nail Twist Chiogami Blue
1. EMO-tions: Anita
2. Gaeline Mesh Lashes: Felicia
3. KMADD/Moda: Mesh Eyes
4. Kyxe Skins & Shapes: Chocolat with Makeup 05
5. Manifest Poses

Monday, April 14, 2014

Not A Diva! -- Featuring In-Pose!, FINESMITH, Candy Nail, and J&A Rock Couture

Today, when I put this style together, Second Life and I were not having the best of times. Technical issues kept making me growl. Yes, I really do growl! One of my favorite people came down to ask me why I was bouncing in and out of the sim at Kyxe Skins & Shapes and as soon as Ms. O appeared, I stopped bouncing. I should have asked her to come much earlier in the afternoon. By the time she came to visit, I'd probably gotten to the most extreme of frustrations, the snarl level.
In case your computer or your Second Life gives you a hard time, I know the secret now. Just invite Ms. O over to where you're trying to work. She's a force of nature, a force to be reckoned with, and she seems to have the POWER. (Insert muahahahahaha here for effect)
The dress and poses are both from In-Pose. Trinity Graves has made poses as long as I've known her but she's been working with clothing creations and other content beyond poses for a while now, and I think this unique dress shows her aesthetic very well.
Paired with a new release from FINESMITH, the unusual hat AMIT, and a pair of heels that came with color changing options (which I love) from J&A Rock Couture, I felt well put together, despite the unrelenting network challenge.
And when Ms. O appeared she commented, "You Diva!" I laughed. I'm so not! But I did wear TWO sets of lashes because one of the other Kyxe Beauties does and I like to try out new ideas. But still, not a diva.

I'm always grateful for each designer who made my styling possible!
Featuring In-Pose! Coco Dress
Featuring FINESMITH AMIT - Black
Featuring Candy Nail Twist Black and Purple
Featuring J&A Rock Peeptoe Heels
Featuring In-Pose! Sazzy Poses
1. EMO-tions: Pola
2. Gaeline Mesh Lashes: Mysteria and Starlia
3. KMADD/Moda: Mesh Eyes
4. Kyxe Skins & Shapes: Lily Hannah Skin Tone
5. Kyxe Skins & ShapesL Dreamy Temptation Eyes
6. Kyxe Skins & Shapes: Eggplant Gloss
7. FINESMITH: Cougar Set - Leopard and Black Pewter

A Real Date! - Featuring Carrie's Lingerie

It's very rare for me to go to an event or spend time out with friends when it's not connected in some way to the work I do in Second Life. I miss more than many of you would know the ability to work outside my home. I yearn for those years to be returned to me, or maybe for them to be in my future. For my now, the most useful I can feel comes from work I do online in Second Life. I feel like I make a difference in some small way and that feeds my need to feel like I'm valuable. If I worked outside my home, or even if I volunteered somewhere, I'm sure I would return to using Second Life as a venue for fun, pleasure, playing and people.
That does't mean that I dislike the company of others away from working relationships. By no means! I just put the work I do with blogging and modeling and sharing my two cents when it comes to marketing advice and other ways I touch the fashion industry ahead of other activities. So much so that sweet people tease me about letting my hair down and kicking up some fun. It's gentle natured and always positive so... last night, I took that advice and went out on a date in Second Life. I visited a place JUST for the fun of it with someone who wasn't a client or a sponsor or an event or anything other than a good friend. I have to agree with those who've said I should get out more and enjoy Second Life on the playful side of things. I DID!!
Before this date, I felt so much like a girl, a bit shy, unsure of what to wear, unsure of what he'd enjoy. I knew it wasn't as big a deal as I was making it in my head and heart, but I'm an emotional girl sometimes (mosttt times) and I do look at every small detail in every way possible with regard to anything, and in this case, I wanted it to show that I'd put time and effort into going on said date, so when I met him there, he'd say "Wow, this person made an effort to make me smile!"
Carrie's Lingerie continues to be one of my favorite go to places for sensual, sexy, elegant, refined and just plain beautiful items. You might not realize, based on the name of the store, that gowns and shoes and makeup and other accessories were also a part of the package when shopping at Carrie's. I knew I would wear something from Carrie's but I had to pick it out and I was thrilled to find this incredibly beautiful Burlesque gown in purple. Many of the pieces Carrie creates contain prims, flexible pieces, absolutely artistic layers, but rarely (up to this point) has it included mesh. The mesh skirt for this outfit suited perfectly to the overall look. I had a special newly created curvaceous shape and I was able to find a size that fit the curves.

I think he enjoyed the styling, and overall effect like I hoped he would. It's hard to go wrong with elegantly created lingerie, and with Carrie's, I always find something new and special when I visit. Since I first found "Grace" at a 60L weekend list and went to see about this place called Carrie's Lingerie, I've loved it. You and your special friends might also. It can't hurt to try!

My thanks to each designer who made my outfit a success!
Featuring Carrie's Lingerie Burlesque in Purple
Featuring [Modern Couture] Luxury Set
1. Bax Boots: Prestigue Suede
2. Bliss: Sierra
3. Natural Beauty Lashes
4. KMADD/Moda: Mesh Eyes
5. Kyxe Skins & Shapes: Blossom basic skin tone
6. Kyxe Skins & Shapes: Glamour Ombre Passion Lips
7. Kyxe Skins & Shapes: Innocence Subtle Purple Eyes
8. Poses Built In To Props At Carrie's Lingerie VIP
9. [[j'adore]] Poses  (Standing poses)

DOPE Spring Fashion Week 2014 Is Coming Soon!

Only 30 Designers have been accepted as part of 2014 DOPE Spring Fashion Week. 10 of those Designers were handpicked by the fashion team at DOPE Magazine.

A week of fashion that you will not soon forget begins with an Expo on 21 April. Events through the week will celebrate all the new and beautiful things designers have in store for Spring releases. 

Fashion shows dot the week, sure to be informative as well as entertaining!

Watch my blog for more details as they are shared, and be prepared for FABULOUS-ness!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Easter Market: 1)PICHI, 2)WERTINA - Japan Fair: Candy Nail, Also KaTink, EMO-tions, Chop Zuey, {{BSD}} and Kyxe Skins & Shapes

With pose creators, they seem to make them in packs of five or ten. As a model, and as I've prepared different looks, I noticed that if the pack were used in tandem, it looks like the pack could be used all at once on a runway and display a dress, or boots, or something with each pack. I have much much more experience behind a camera than on a runway, so this is only my perception. I had fun with setting up the poses here, from KaTink. One had hands up, and I immediately thought stealth, like on Survivor when one of member of an alliance overhears something while listening behind a bush. You'll see my rendition of that in this set of photos. Thank you KaTink.
Many of the items that come with different fairs and events are full outfits from the get go. I feel responsible to show you as many parts as possible in such outfit sets. I like separates a lot, as well, and when I have the chance, like I did in this series, to put a top by one designer with a skirt or pants or shorts in this case, it's more of a puzzle to me.
The sweater print is from WERTINA at Easter Market, and the shorts are from PICHI. I also have a new set of nails from Candy Nail, from Japan Fair. I've been a Candy Nail shopper for a few years, so I enjoyed finding Candy Nail as part of Japan Fair and knew it would be a treat. There are several styles, some with very unique sculpts for the nail's shape. You have to go and see!
EMO-tions spoils customers with new gifts regularly. The hair that Ms. Mirja Mills is giving away this month is seen in these photos, Suri in the Snow color. The headband will change colors, to optimize your use. I liked keeping it white so it would show the bold difference between the white head scarf and the Marigold skin tone from Kyxe Skins & Shapes.
The very very up close and personal head shot was taken to show you a whole new product idea that was added to Kyxe inventory this weekend, brow tattoos to add drama to your skins in many color and shape options. Across runways in the world of fashion off line, brilliant colored hair and unique brows are trending. This means more pink and blue hair this spring! I'm going to dye it!! And also thick, or cut or even brightly matching brows are on the horizon.
Babycham PagneSass touched my heart when she allowed me to begin blogging her shoes mid-year of 2013. I knew she crafted her own mesh forms for each new shoe, and she had her own ideas and dreams to creatively add something to the fashion world of Second Life. I think she's had an impressive new year, and for one lady (me!) she's made my heart soar more than a few times as she shared a new style here and there. The Super Model shoe was the first shoe I blogged for her and now she's released a Special Anniversary version of it, and the Nu Purple suited just fine for this styling. I wish her the very best in 2014, and beyond as she continues to grow.
One other detail is the Brooch from Chop Zuey. The small heart pin stuck to my sweater made me think of the pinning that used to occur in the days when my parents were dating. If a fella liked a girl, he'd pin her. I think it was like a promise to a promise to a promise, that meant it was possible, even likely, that the couple would marry after high school ended. I don't think there are little significant moments like that in modern teen culture. It's a sweet little heart pin and beautifully designed.

What a treat each designer presented that helped create this blog. Thank you!
Image Essentials Sim: The Meadow
Featuring KaTink Poses Roxeanne 2
Featuring from Japan Fair Candy Nail Queen Rose Spring Pink
Featuring from Easter Market PICHI Greta Shorts
Featuring from Easter Market WERTINA Dona Spring Sweater
Featuring {{BSD Design Studio}} Special Anniversary Super Model Nu Purple
Featuring Kyxe Skins & Shapes NEW Eyebrow Tattoos Blond Eyebrown 1
Featuring Chop Zuey Captured Heart Brooch
Featuring EMO-tions New Group Gift Nuri in Snow
1. Kyxe Skins & Shapes: Marigold Makeup 02
2. Gaeline Mesh Lashes: Felicia
3. KMADD/Moda: Mesh Eyes

Friday, April 11, 2014

Japan Fair - Candy Nail, *+Crie Style+*, +Honey+, Plus EMO-tions, {{BSD Design Studio}}, and Violator

It's Easter weekend. In the past, my whole world calendar revolved around children, when they were in class, when they were on break, how long I had to make it before they drove me crazy and put us all in the loony bin. This weekend, they're coming home for a visit, each at their own time, marching to a beat of a different drum.
The eldest continues his quest to find his niche in the right fit for him regarding leadership in a Church. He's currently volunteering while he's in Seminary but competition really seems to be steep, so he's sending out resumes, doing interviews, and all that comes with the next stage of growing up. I was a Youth Pastor for over 10 years, and at the time, he growled at having to be a 'mascot' because of course he went with us on every trip and did all the crazy stuff we did. Now he finds his interest to be -- drum roll -- wait for it -- being a Youth Pastor.
My youngest son continues to be the free spirit who refuses to stay in one place long, and one who's willing to try anything even when it's rather irksome to his mother. I know he needs to make his own choices and learn to live with them, but sometimes I wish I could still say, "Because I said so..." It just doesn't work like that anymore. His fiance and he both work two part time jobs. I wonder how often they see each other. I know I don't see either of them unless I plan a date. So Easter Sunday, they're coming over for one of those dates. I think the world of his special girl, and hope they choose to do the old fashioned thing and get married, but I do recognize that traditional weddings seem fewer and farther between in our current culture. I just want him happy.
As I prepared mentally and emotionally for their barrage, because it is that even though it's one I LOVE to feel, I sat quietly in the house, a window open, a fan blowing on my feet, and my little world of fun playing 'Barbie'. KaTink shared new poses, and the first half of the Roxeanne pose set is shared here. {{BSD Design Studio}} celebrated last weekend with a beautiful fashion show (woot!!) and I celebrate with them on their anniversary. The shoes are bright and edible pink, and called My Destiny. I love that name. Violator shared several different sets in the events this year including this silver set, NightLight. EMO-tions creator Mirja Mills might not ever sleep because she's so busy creating new looks for every style and taste; Clara is one of the newest releases. From the JAPAN FAIR 2014, I have Candy Nails Qween Rose/White, a new pair of *+Crie Style+* glasses, and a cute little cocktail dress from +Honey+. The total amount raised continues to increase and you can still help by participating, shopping, and knowing your investment goes to a good cause - Shelter Box.

Thank you to each designer who made this style possible:
Featuring KaTink Poses Roxeanne 1
Featuring {{BSD Design Studio}} My Destiny Pink
Featuring Violator NightLight White/Silver
Featuring EMO-tions Clara
Featuring from Japan Fair Candy Nail Qween Rose Mist White
Featuring from Japan Fair *+Crie Style+* Sakura Miyabi/NU
Featuring from Japan Fair +Honey+ M009 Mesh Cocktail Dress
1. White Stockings by Caryn
2. Kyxe Skins & Shapes: Pearl Basic Skin Tone
3. Kyxe Skins & Shapes: Glamour Bubble Gum Lips
4. Kyxe Skins & Shapes: Candy Powder Blue Eyeshadow
5. KMADD/Moda: Eyes Attention
6. Gaeline Mesh Lashes: Mysteria

Thursday, April 10, 2014

More From Easter Market - Featuring [CIRCA], *Lavanda Chic*, *~Aphrodite Shop~* Also - EMO-tions, Chop Zuey

Every time I look into my Easter Market Basket, I find some new little surprises. I love the pose props that different designers release around different holidays.

The bunny from *~Aphrodite Shop~* in the first photo has it's own nestle pose built into it. I guess in the absence of a man to cuddle, the bunny works well![CIRCA] Provided the props on either side of the bunny, and have other spring seasonal props for sale.
All the fun props needed a spring outfit to go with it, and I used the short dress from *Lavanda Chic* - also from Easter Market, new hair from EMO-tions called Rula, and the Runway Perfect Hunt jewelry set from Chop Zuey.
I also accidentally discovered a buried treasure, the bare feet from AIDORU. I didn't know I had them til now and I'm so glad I do, as bare feet are perfect in Spring!

Gracious thanks to each designer who made this style possible:
Featuring from Easter Market *Lavanda Chic* Silk Dress
Featuring from Easter Market [CIRCA] Cottonwood Grove Birdhouse
Featuring from Easter Market [CIRCA] Spring Crate
Featuring from Easter Market *~Aphrodite Shop~* Poses - Happy Easter Baby
Featuring from EMO-tions Rula
Featuring from Chop Zuey - The Runway Perfect Hunt Items - Fenghuang Set
Featuring from AIDORU Dream Tiptoe Feet
1. SLink: Elegant 1
2. blackLiquid: Nail Appliers
3. Kyxe Skins & Shapes: Basic Blossom With Shadow and Lips
4. KMADD/Moda: Mesh Eyes
5. Miamai: Catwalk Lashes
6. Manifest Poses