Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Last Note from the Boho Fair: Pulchritude and Pichi

So many good things came out of the Boho Culture Fair and I considered myself blessed to be privileged to present many of the special designs to you during this past month. Today is the last day so if you haven't been by there yet, you will want to visit.

The Triangle Dress from Pulchritude is only one of the items they put out at the fair. Pichi, the maker of the cowgirl boots seen above, also added their flair with several items at the fair. I thought it would be fun to pair them together. I'd never have thought of cowgirl boots with dresses or short pants till a recent adventure at UGA for a football game. Those pretty young gals all wore cowgirl boots with EVERYthing and I mean everything. And it was 90+ degrees out, but they were the IN thing.

Featured Pulchritude Greenwich Dress Denim 
Featured Pichi Louisiana Western Boot Blue 
1. Custom Shape 
2. Glam Affair Skin: Jadis 
3. Poetic Eyes: Quicksilver 
4. Emotions: Anita - Dark Brown 
5. Gaeline Mesh Lashes: Fantasia 
6. Face Paint: Royal Flush - Coral 
7. Artistry by ~E~: Dana Set (sp) JK Rezzday 
8. Cintia Tartan - Brown 
9. AP Bound CZ3

Recent News from Liv-Glam

This week, Liv-Glam released several patterns for the Hannah Trumpet Sleeve Tunic Dress as well as a very sleek new jacket called the Eloise Vintage Jacket.

You'll fall in love with this versatile jacket as it can layer over almost any top and pair with any jewelry. The texture, with pinstripes and buttons, along with perfect use of light and shadow, and all monochrome, adds to the sexy sophistication of this wear anywhere jacket.

Definitely a winner, this Hannah Trumpet Sleeve Tunic Dress can be found several places on the grid. All dotted and stylish, the orange dress on the far left is at Fashion Limited and there are only a few copies of this version sold. The center dress with multiple shades of turquoise may be found at Liv-Glam's flagship store and the beautiful green toned option is only available at Designer's Showcase. 

Featured Liv-Glam Everyday Eloise Vintage Jacket 
1. Custom Shape 
2. Liv-Glam Skin: Amelia Bronze 4 
3. Poetic Eyes: Autumn Moon 
4. Emotions: Silja Dark Brown 
5. Liv-Glam Sculpted Lashes 
6. Face Paint: Panda Express Gradient + Brow 3 Black 
7. Artistry by ~E~: The Emilia Set 
8. Indyra Originals: Kelsi Shoes Noir 
9. Lola Black Jeans 
10. Shiki: Garden Shirt 
11. Noya: Sculpted French Nails 
12. AP Kitten 4 

Featured Hannah Trumpet Sleeve Sp1, 2 and 3 
Designer Showcase Sp1, Fashion Limited Sp2, SW Sp3 
1. Custom Shape 
2. Glam Affair Skin: Jadis 
3. Poetic Eyes: Quicksilver 
4. Emotions: Curly 
5. Natural Beauty Prim Lashes 1 
6. Face Paint: Geisha 1 
7. Artistry by ~E~: The Gina Set Special JK Rezzday 
8. Felicity: Harlow Stilettos - Orange Platform Heels

Monday, October 29, 2012

More from the Boho Fair

There are still a few more days left for all the special exclusive items, neat designs and 0/1L items provided for your shopping pleasure at the Boho Culture Fair.

Among the choices from .::Fdo.0m::., this sweater, tank and skirt set caught my attention. Even though there's one arm exposed, it's still exactly right for autumn, especially autumn in the part of the country where I live! It's a little bit cool at night and in the daytime, you'd think it was June. Eventually the leaves will fall, but meanwhile, an outfit like this one is perfect. The over-sized gold peace ring from *I<3Fashion* matched the outfit so well. Designers all around the world are still in touch with the 70s/Bohemian vibe and that's been well executed in Second Life at this incredible fair.

Featured Fdo.0m Robin Outfit 2 Boho
Featured <3 Fashion Peace Ring Gold Boho
1. Custom Shape
2. Glam Affair Skin: Jadis
3. Poetic Eyes: Quicksilver
4. Emotions: Adora
5. Gaeline Mesh Lashes: Starlia
6. Face Paint: Hollywood Old School Mix & Match
7. Candy Nails: Harvest Beige
8. Urban Cherry: Suede Ankle Boots - Olive & Brown
9. Artistry by ~E~: The Gina Set
10. AP Beautifully Nude 6

VicE and Midweek Madness

Victoria Endersleigh at VicE came up with a new way of selling a gown, or at least it's new to me.

Both the VicE Sakura Gown (with pink cherry blossoms on white) and the Winter Gown with a selection of floral patterns in blue over grey) have the same options. You receive a slim sweetheart neckline, long tube mesh dress. You can see the basic shape around the upper body in the middle picture. There are also flexible pieces added, which add flow and depth to the mesh if you add them to the mesh gown. Or, you can leave off the mesh completely and use the system pieces with the flexible skirt layers, and you've got a different look. If you're not sure about mesh, this is an awesome time to try it, and if you decide you prefer the system pieces, they're right there in the pack for you. You can't lose with this deal set out by VicE for Midweek Madness.

More information:
Midweek Madness Kiosk


Featured VicE Sakura
1. Custom Shape 
2. Glam Affair Skin: Jadis 
3. Poetic Eyes: Quicksilver 
4. Emotions: Loreen 
5. Natural Beauty Lashes 5 
6. Face Paint: Full Face 1 
7. Finesmith: Nails - French Sky 
8. Artistry by ~E~: Breast Cancer Awareness Month Set 
9. Juicy: Classic Pumps - Iridescent Pink 
10. [LAP] C-Oo-Burn + C-So Sweet 

Featured VicE Winter Gown
1. Custom Shape 
2. Glam Affair Skin: Jadis 
3. Poetic Eyes: Quicksilver 
4. Emotions: Taylor Style B 
5. Miamai Catwalk Lashes: Orange Explosion 
6. Face Paint: Summer Bronze - Brown 
7. Noya: Perfect Nails - French Nails 
8. Artistry by ~E~: The Gloria Set 
9. Sparkling Flower Black Gold 
0. AP Xens Hatbox

Mimi Noire from the Boho Fair and Felicity from Midweek Madness

I enjoy finding pieces in my inventory that enhance one another. It's like tetris or putting a puzzle together in my head before it's all together an ready for a photograph.

The velvety purple shoes offers a blend of warm material in the velvet and a cool style in the sandal. You can pair them with just about anything in your wardrobe and during Midweek Madness this week, Felicity has the purple as well as a brown and black pair of these shoes on sale.

More information:
Midweek Madness Kiosk

Felicity Shoes

Meanwhile, the Boho Fair runs through the end of this month so it's not too late to scramble over and find some of the best items from designers all over the grid including Mimi Noire who provided the Triangle Dress in Pink and Purple along with several other dress designs and one pants and top option as well. Something for most of you at this designer's booth.

Featured Mimi Noire Autumn Triangle Dress Pink/Purple (Boho) Featured Felicity Jessica Stilettos - Purple Velvet MM 
1. Custom Shape 
2. Glam Affair Skin: Jadis 
3. Poetic Eyes: Quicksilver 
4. Emotions Yvonne 
5. Miamai Catwalk Lashes Pink Explosion 
6. Face Paint: Nightlife Violet 
7. Candy Nail: Marble Strawberry 
8. Artistry by ~E~: The Hillary Set 
9. AP Xens Hatbox

Liv-Glam: New Release Trumpet Dress

Look at the rich red of this newest release from Liv-Glam. It's created to catch the eye of an admirer and then the cut of the dress, that will keep the admirer focused on you all night long.

The overall cut of the mesh of this dress makes the shape sexy and the design different from many of the mesh looks already in Second Life. There's a band at the waist that's been textured in such a way that it looks like it was sewn with elastic to accentuate your slim waist. The neckline drops low, and then there's a playful string tie at the lowest point, dangling as if someone had already dangerously chosen to unlace you. The name of this dress, the Hannah Trumpet Sleeve Tunic dress, gives away the featured element of beauty. Take a closer look at the sleeves and see how they're cut to give a wink of skin all the way to your elbows. Your destiny is to live glamorously in this and other designs from Liv-Glam.

Featured Liv-Glam Hannah Trumpet Dress 
1. Custom Shape 
2. Glam Affair Skin: Jadis 
3. Poetic Eyes: Quicksilver 
4. Emotions: Curly 
5. Natural Beauty Lashes 1 
6. Face Paint: Temptress v2 Smoke 
7. Face Paint: Sculpted Nails 
8. Artistry by ~E~: The Glada Set 
9. N-Core: Soleil - Pure Red 
10. AP Kia 1

Luziefee's Midweek Madness

Sometimes, it is madness, the prices these designers, like Luziefee, put on their high quality clothing for specialty events.

Events like the Midweek Madness program roll around weekly and expose new customers to the delights of a variety of creators at a price that makes a test drive so much easier, and when you get a cute little black and red dress like this, it makes all the more sense.

For more information:
Midweek Madness Kiosk


Featured Luziefee Izabelle Red and Black MM 
1. Custom Shape 
2. Glam Affair Skin: Jadis 
3. Poetic Eyes: Quicksilver 
4. Emotions: Annika 
5. Gaeline Mesh Lashes: Mysteria 
6. Face Paint: City Girl Mix&Match 
7. Sexy Mama Valentine Sculpted Nails 
8. Artistry by ~E~: The Caroline Earrings and Bracelet Black Diamonds 
9. N-Core: Soleill - Pure Red 
10. AP Beautifully Nude 1

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Aubin: Rave for the Ladies and Bruce Lee for the Men PMHH

Aubin created two pieces so both genders could hunt and enjoy the hidden treasures when they find them. Since I rarely do a male-avi form for modeling anymore (used to waaaay back in the day when I owned jes`Teasing and designed men's things myself) I told the owner of Aubin that I would style the female contribution and post the men's vendor add so he'd have as much publicity as possible for his PMHH prizes.

This very small bit of material called Rave hugged the hips with a very basic thong under the sculpt to make you almost decent. The top has been constructed in a way that if you're not holding on just right, it's going to fall off completely. Not that there's anything wrong with that... ~smiles~

Featured: Aubin - Rave 
1. Custom Shape 
2. Glam Affair Skin: Jadis 
3. Poetic Eyes: Quicksilver 
4. Emotions: Karen 
5. Gaeline Mesh Lashes: Mysteria 
6. Face Paint: Doe Storm 
7. Sexy Mama Valentine Sculpted Nails 
8. Nya's Closet Sandals 
9. AV Lybra 5

Snowpaws: Siri Lace and Satin Cocktail Dress in Sloe

Maybe it's part of many people's experiences, or maybe it's just a few of us, but I can look in a full closet and think to myself, "Oh dear. I have nothing to wear!"

This morning, before I could even see or think clearly, I wanted to get dressed for a fashion show, and I wanted to look and feel good about what I wore. In a panic, I rummaged here and there, then remembered I'd gotten a new cocktail length dress from Snowpaws. It saved the day. I knew that with the midday show, I didn't want to be too fancy but since it was such a big fete, I didn't want to be too casual. The Siri Lace and Satin Cocktail Dress in Sloe (a dark dress with layers of dark shear material at the waist and lace faux gloves and hat) was the perfect answer.

Featured Snowpaws Sin Lace and Satin Cocktail Dress Sloe 
1. Custom Shape 
2. Glam Affair Skin: Jadis 
3. Poetic Eyes: Quicksilver 
4. Emotions: Karen 
5. Gaeline Mesh Lashes: Starlia 
6. Face Paint: Eartha 3 
7. Noya: Gold Nails 
8. N-Core: Caprice - Champagne 
9. Artistry by ~E~: The Grace Set - Blue Diamond 
10. AP Zaks 9

Saturday, October 27, 2012

UEMA Presents Dot BE Fashion by BonieFacio

This evening the Ultimate Exposure Modeling Agency & Academy (UEMA) hosted an excellent display of BonieFacio's Dot BE Fashion's autumn and winter collection.

Bonie has such a positive reputation in the fashion world, making his way through several incredible modeling schools including the MVW Academy. He's been Mr. VW Belgium. Currently, he's working with several modeling agencies in positions of leadership and/or facilitation of modeling classes to pass on his experiences to the next generation of aspiring models.

It came as no surprise to me that he'd founded his own business, and molded his personal fashion niche in the world of SL Fashion - Dot-B Fashion. It was enjoyable to see the show that featured many of his newest designs suited for the fall and winter seasons.

Ms. Violet Freak (violetcrush.bravin), owner of UEMA and Ms. Nakia Decosta, COO of UEMA both attended this event.

A selection of clothing for both men and women were presented.

Each item had been purposefully designed with a noticeable theme, a cohesive collection by someone who knew what he wanted and created it.

There was literally a little taste of everything for everyone's enjoyment.

If you like chic casual wear, there's something for you in this collection.

If you want something with a bit more structure, maybe appropriate for important business, there's a little of that as well.

Before the show got underway, I peeked behind the scenes and fell in love with this jacket and scarf set, just one of many designs created for men that were present at the show. And as I shared with some of the models while we waited for things to get rolling, I tend to wear what I like and ignore gender boundaries in Second Life.

This unique black dress certainly added a twist to the LBD with bright accessories that would make certain you stood out in any setting as the belle of the ball.

Ponchos are hot, hot, hot! this season on runways from Paris to Tokyo and on this runway tonight as well. Instead of being relegated to outerwear, however, many designers are adding ponchos as separates, to wear without a shirt below it.

Even the most stylish outfit looks comfortable and easy to wear and style. I've come to realize that's a sign of good texturing and use of light and shadow. If something is too 'flat' in Second Life, it looks dull and lifeless. If it's got three dimensions, it comes alive.

One of my favorite pieces of the evening probably seemed a simple accessory, but the right accessory at the right moment makes a bold statement. When this model appeared in the grey suit with a basic black blindfold on, I was attentive immediately.

Another poncho from this collection offers a softer appeal to a more delicate female aesthetic (while the dark green one shown earlier is a warm and assertive tone). 

Patterns, textures, light and shadow, layers and creativity all had their mark on the Dot-Be Fashion show. Mr. Boniefacio may be relatively new to the design business, but his work looked polished and interesting. It made me want to see more, and that's always a good thing.

Snowpaws New Release, Sales and News

Snowpaws treats you week after week to delicious new designs so even though it's the season for Trick or Treating, remember there's always a treat waiting for you at Snowpaws! Happy Halloween.

The new release this week, the Siri Lace and Satin Cocktail Dress, offers a seductive short dress embellished with lace and faux lace gloves. Billows of short bits of cloth slyly sway as you walk, sure to make heads turn as you step into a room. This dress was released in Sin (seen in the photo), Sloe and Envy.

Two hunts are coming soon for you to enjoy. First there is the Womenstuff Hunt, an enormous hunt with many participants, including your favorite Snowpaws!

And one of the most famous hunts on the grid returns for its fifth year, the Peace on Earth Hunt. This will run from 1 December through 6 January. Look forward to both!

Sales for the week - 

60L Sale: Mesh Leather Leggings - Cherry

and for the petites ~ Saite Petal Fairy Outfit

Steals and Deals: Undaunted Heather Gown

Simply the Best: Caligrafit Gown - Wheat

For 100L - 10.27.2012 - Today only: Daisy Lace Top - Pretty

The Kastle Enchanted Petite Retreat Sale: Petite Saite Night Fairy

With so many things to see and do, you will want to make time to visit Snowpaws soon, take advantage of the sales, and have fun!

Wunderland, and PMHH + KCode and Pichi from Boho

It's great when composite pieces come together so well. I pulled colors from these different designers' contribution.

The dotted leggins are from Wunderland and free for the finding as part of the ongoing PMHH. If you're a good treasure hunter, these pants will be yours.

The top comes from KCode and a series called Corinne which has several color palettes. These tops are available till the end of the month when the Boho Fair ends.

Booties come from Pichi, also from the Boho Fair, come in a wide range of colors also. You will find a pair that matches almost anything you own.

Featured: Wonderland - Dot Leggins PMHH 
Featured: K-Code - Corinne 3 Boho 
Featured: Pichi - Adele Flat Booties - Antique Pink 
1. Custom Shape 
2. Glam Affair Skin: Jadis 
3. Poetic Eyes: Quicksilver 
4. Emotions: Taylor - Dark Brown 
5. Oceane Lashes 
6. Face Paint: Spring Pop 4 
7. Artistry by ~E~: The Caroline Set Pink Diamonds 
8. [LAP] C-Barbie9a

Shadow Moon and PMHH

Running with a Halloween themed picture, I took this pea green and polka dotted short dress and turned it into a witch's favorite outfit for casting spells... could the spell be on you?

The dress from Shadow Moon is yours free for the taking if you find it in time during the PMHH. A mesh dress with belt and mesh boots come with this outfit, but there's more. Not only do you get the green matching bangles, there are a slew of other colored bangles tossed in for you - blue, orange, pink, purple, red and yellow are also included.

Featured: Shadow Moon Party Diva Dotted 
1. Custom Shape 
2. Face Paint Skin: Green Witch 
3. Poetic Eyes: Quicksilver 
4. Emotions: Silja 
5. Face Paint: Green Witch + Eartha Black Lip 
6. Gaeline Mesh Lashes: Starlia 
7. Artistry by ~E~: Happy 2000th Day Set 
8. Noya: Sculpted Nails Eclypse 
9. AP Lybra 5

Friday, October 26, 2012

Paris Metro and Artistry by ~E~ Collaborate for the WomenStuff Hunt

What happens when an exquisite clothier and an extremely talented jeweler collaborate on a project? -- BRILLIANCE...

Paris Metro created the wine colored Mon Ame Erre with several layers of flexible skirting, mesh at the hips and waist, a belt and sculpted sleeves. The overall effect was this ethereal gown that looks like it belongs in a far away world where fancy women were spoiled with rich bonbons and had tea in a conservatory.

Artistry by ~E~ then added the sparkling touch in the gold chain at the neck and gold touches in the ears accented by wine colored stones that drop elegantly down between the breasts with a final heart shaped stone at the tip of the necklace. 

Just beware. You might stop hearts when you walk into a room wearing these items together. And to think these are lucky treasures buried for fun. If you find them, they're free.

Visit Paris Metro -
and Artistry by ~E~

Featured: Paris Metro Mon Ame Erre in Wine Womanstuff Hunt Featured: Artistry by ~E~ (created to accompany Paris Metro's gown) Womanstuff Hunt 
1. Custom Shape 
2. Glam Affair Skin: Jadis 
3. Poetic Eyes: Quicksilver 
4. Emotions: Falling (Mesh) Black to Blonde 
5. Gaeline Mesh Lashes: Fantasia 
6. Face Paint: Nef 3 
7. Sexy Mama Valentine Sculpted Nails 
8. R2: Kapua Beige 
9. AP Zaks 7

Espair Mini Dress from PMHH + AIDORU Boots

I had never heard of the company Espair when I received their female item for the PMHH. The item offered, if you're fortunate and find the hidden treasure, is a precious youthful mini dress that's made of system and sculpted pieces.

I took a pair of very fun and also youthful boots to pair with the dress from AIDORU. The Kyoot Booties in Pinkette really gave me a sense of lighthearted enthusiasm.

Featured Espair: Mini Dress PMHH 
Featured Aidoru: Kayoot Boots - Pinkette 
1. Custom Shape 
2. Glam Affair Skin: Jadis 
3. Poetic Eyes: Quicksilver 
4. Emotions: Anita - Dark Brown 
5. Gaeline Mesh Lashes: Mysteria 
6. Face Paint: Barbara Make-up 1 
7. Candy Nails: Twinkle Pink 
8. Artistry by ~E~: The Alexandra Set - Blush 
9. Victoria Endsleigh: Powder Pink and Silver Bangle 
10. AP Diana MVW 3

Amberlicious Jogging Pants & M's Avon Necklace from PMHH

So far the variety from the PMHH has been diverse enough to woo hunters from all over SL. Items from Amberlicious and M's Avon have been hidden for you to find and enjoy.

Kick back in these comfortable joggers. Or um... are you supposed to jog in joggers? I think I may get it backwards from time to time. Ooops! LOL Amberlicious offers the pants as the buried item while M's Avon offers you the necklace that's made of bronze and light teal beads. All of it is casual, and leaves you set for a comfy, lazy day... unless you really do go jogging. If so, do a lap for me!

Featured Amberlicious Jogging Pants 
Featured M's Avon Cross Necklace 
1. Custom Shape 
2. Glam Affair Skin: Jadis 
3. Poetic Eyes: Quicksilver 
4. Emotions: Curly - Dark Brown 
5. Gaeline Mesh Lashes: Mysteria 
6. Face Paint: Doe - Natural 
7. Sexy Mama Valentine Sculpted Nails 
8. Kennedy's Dani Tennis Shoes - Grey 
9. AP Extreme Modeling 3 Mirror

Liv-Glam - A Super Busy Friday

All sorts of great things came to Liv-Glam this Friday, some brand new, while others were new versions or color patterns of things you may recognize. I also enjoyed adding one of the new hunt items from the PMHH Hunt to the outfit to the far right. The Cosack Hat comes from +Natural+ and is a great winter addition to your wardrobe if you find this hidden treasure.

(From the larger photo - order seen)
1. Terri Balloon Dress - Milan
2. Alice Silk and Lace - Azul
3. Carmen Sequin Top and High Waist Skirt
4. Alex Harlequin Top and Pencil Skirt

Each of these special styles are on sale for Fi*Friday at Liv-Glam. They are all short, but each with a different personality. A short skirt with ruffles settles round your hips and high on the knee in the first while a crisp longer skirt with a layer of lace at the hem decorates the second. The third presents  a multi-dimensional skirt that's shorter in front than in back and the fourth has the longest skirt, dropping the hem down to your knee. Sleeve lengths vary as well as necklines, and between the four of these, and at the price they're sold for at Liv-Glam, you're certain to find something to add to your Liv-Glam collection.

Featured Liv-Glam Terri Ballon Dress - Milan
1. Custom Shape
2. Glam Affair Skin: Jadis
3. Poetic Eyes: Quicksilver
4. Emotions: Cora - Black
5. Nikita Lashes - Double Density
6. Face Paint: Caryn 2
7. Fine Smith: Nails - Silver
8. Artistry by ~E~: The Eileen Set
9. Liv-Glam/Stella: Shanti Knee Boots
10. AP Extreme Modeling 4

 Featured Liv-Glam Alice Silk and Lace - Azul
1. Custom Shape
2. Glam Affair Skin: Jadis
3. Poetic Eyes: Quicksilver
4. Emotions: Falling Apart - Brown
5. Gaeline Mesh Lashes: Starlia
6. Face Paint: BlackBarbie Bravin 3
7. Sexy Mama Valentine Sculpted Nails
8. Bliensen + MaiTai: Philly - Orange
9. [LAP] C-Cuteness

Featured Liv-Glam Carmen Sequin Top and High Waist Skirt 
1. Custom Shape 
2. Glam Affair: Jadis 
3. Poetic Eyes: Quicksilver 
4. Emotions: Lala - Brown 
5. Gaeline Mesh Lashes: Mysteria 
6. Face Paint: Metallic Shine - Green + Lip Paint Sexpot 
7. Candy Nail: Harvest Nail Beige 
8. Zanze: Zaid Outfit Belt 
9. Liv-Glam Faux Leather Boots - Brown 
10. AP Starlett 2 

Featured Liv-Glam Alex Harlequin Top and Pencil Skirt 
Featured Natural Cossack Hat w/ Ribbon PMHH 
1. Custom Shape 
2. Glam Affair Skin: Jadis 
3. Poetic Eyes: Quicksilver 
4. Emotions: Anna - Dark Brown 
5. Lashes by Oceane 
6. Face Paint: Leonore Storm 
7. Sexy Mama Valentine Sculpted Nails 
8. Pico Pure Socks Tintable 
9. DADABeiz: Half Ankle Boots 
10. AP Trini 4