Wednesday, August 20, 2014

So Much To Show You -- !Lyrical B!zarre Templates!, Couturier's Docks, L&H, and Chop Zuey

If only I had more hands or hours in the day, I could keep up with some of the creative ladies and gents who make these garments for us day after day. I could never keep up with some of them and one that comes to mind is Loredana Alexandra and all she does at Lyrical B!zarre Templates.
The thing is, each time she makes something new, I want to stop what I'm doing and style it and photograph it, before I do anything else that day. She's recently had a spread done for modeLS magazine and several recent designs of hers were showcased there.
I'm soooo squishy hug smushy wet stuff proud of her too. It's a great thing when this thing we do that's definitely a business becomes entwined with unbreakable friendship. How lucky I am!!
If you touch the bangle, you have an assortment of color tones, all suited to the fall colors that are trending. I've also got a new head wrap to share as one of the ladies who work on Our VOICE shared it with me and I used the other one (see my new Cover photo).
And though some pieces I share with you from Chop Zuey may not be new releases, they're new to me, and my blog so they're a part of this look also, the aptly named Mooncrystals.

Featuring !Lyrical B!zarre Templates! from Couturier's Docks August Ripples
Featuring Maxi Gossamer Bangles Painted Daisies
Featuring L&H Headwrap Afrique Noire
Featuring from Chop Zuey Moon Crystals Necklace (#3) and Earrings
1. Demise of Flight Delicate 1-5
2. Morphine: Juliana Eyeshadow Orange
3. Dulce Secrets: Boudoir Tainted Eyeshadow
4. .:JUMO:. Armorial Black Lips
5. HOLLYHOOD Tangerine Vida Heels
6. SLink: Elegant 1 Hands
-- High Female Feet
7. {ZOZ}: Who Polish for Hands and Feet
8. Kyxe Skins & Shapes: Latte Skin Tone (Laila)
9. Maxi Gossamer: Inverted Crown Lashes

Beautiful At Sunset -- Featuring Morphine and Kyxe Skins & Shapes

I had fun with photos and lighting and backdrops and more today. It's rare that I do three blogs in one day AND post one of them to Versus, so it feels like an awesome day. This gown comes from a designer that used to be called [Mirror's Enigma] but has since rebranded and now calls herself SL - Morphine.
I know her as a skin designer, and she's talented! She sent me this pretty gown, that has the option of being a dark blue (shown in the photos) a dark red or a black. If you don't know Ydreece Forester, she's someone worth meeting and her designs are made with talent and a whole lot of heart. That's the best sort to me. I was grateful she thought to send me one of her new releases.
The other thing I'm happy to show you is the next in the series of the new FACE at Kyxe Skins & Shapes - Laila in the skin tone Blossom! One of many reasons why I adore Kyxe's products is the amount of work that goes into each skin release. You'll find a number of options, with hair base, without, with teeth, without, with light brow, with darker brow, and on and on... these things make every Linden you invest go further and the quality of each new skin FACE shows the craft of the designer partners as it develops betterer and betterer.

Featuring Morphine: Jade's Long Dress (DARK)
Featuring Moondance Addiction Nails
Featuring Kyxe Skins & Shapes Blossom Skin Tone Laila
1. Kyxe Skins & Shapes: Luscious Lips Crave
-- Hypnotic Eyeshadow Malibu
2. Gaeline: Felicia
3. *~Damesfly*~: Trinity
4. Image Essentials Poses

Carrie's and KaTink -- A Perfect Time To Introduce the Rock Your Rack Event

I have a lot to share with you so I'll start with the sexy slinky and always classy Carrie's Lingerie. Julie - this month's VIP Group Gift, contains all the colors of the season. Because of the number of ways you can wear it, you'll feel sexy by night and by day.
Also, it's time to start talking about Rock Your Rack, and what better than to do so when talking about lingerie. The poses in this composite are KaTink Poses Mila Set, a very editorial set that offers something new with every pose and exclusive to the event, so you'll have to drop by, and see.
And with each fundraiser, I try to provide a .org for you to use and go directly to donate, even if you don't make it to the event (begins Sept 1 and goes through Sept 15).

Featuring Carrie's Lingerie August Group Gift VIP - Julie
Featuring .:JUMO:. Brighton Heels Teal
Featuring A Special Sneak Peek of KaTink for Rock Your Rack - Mila Set
1. *booN QPT129 Hair
2. MG Wild Full Thick Lashes
3. KMADD/Moda: Mesh Eyes
4. SLink: Elegant 1 Female Hands
-- High Female Feet
5. Kyxe Skins & Shapes: Laila Latte Tone Light Brown Brows Makeup 2 Light Cheek
-- Glamour Berries and Cream Lip Gloss

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