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, 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.


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:

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

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

I Love You - Featuring Snowpaws from debra Event, Featuring October's 4Seasons

I was going to start this next note with the words, "I love Carrie Snowpaw" but then I thought you attentive readers might think I say those words so much, how could they be meaningful. I've been doing this thing I do for over two and a half years and a few of the people I met go back that far and have become precious to me, not just because they're excellent artists, great business women and men, not just because I've worked with them, but because they're also terrific friends. Carrie would give you the shirt off her back, not a sexy second life type shirt. She would just do anything to help a friend. That sort of personality makes it impossible for me NOT to love her. So, I love Carrie Snowpaw.
This new pant suit Adele was created to support a new charity event that begins in October. It's a disease I'm far less familiar with but learning as I read about debra and the team of people who have joined together to help raise awareness (they taught me something new and maybe I can do the same to share with others so it's working!!) and financial resources to help those who have it. Let me cut and paste the name of it, so I get it right and a link where you can visit and donate directly. Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa Research Association - Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) is a rare genetic connective tissue disorder, affecting 1 out of every 20,000 live births. There are many variations of EB, but all share the prominent symptom of extremely fragile skin that blisters and tears from minor friction or trauma. There is no cure. http://www.debra.org/
And, while we're talking about people for whom I feel great affection, I would be remiss if I left Ms. Ooh-la-licious out...and today, we have such great news. After a melee of mishmash, emotional frustration, and things that can spoil a sense of trust, look where you landed. On your feet. Like a fierce and growling Lioness!! Today, Facebook updated the page, October's 4Seasons and we march forward! I'm happy to be a 4Seasons Beauty, a model who committed to wearing her skins exclusively, and look at this - This new Angelina Face PLUS a brand new skin tone, Milk. So now there's a bakers dozen skin tones to choose from and more teases and temptations for you at 4Seasons. ~shuts the door~ Okay, the door closed, Ms. O, and look, that spectacular window over there, it's wide open and you're taking your business through it. There are many of us who think like I think, support you in this transition and look eagerly through that window to what comes next!

p.s. The new Milk Tone Angelina skin will be released the first week in October as a limited skin. Only 50 will be sold, and when they're gone, they're gone.

Featuring Snowpaws Adele Halter and Pants Black from debra Event
Featuring .:JUMO:. Brighton Heels Baroque Arabesque
Featuring October's 4Seasons NEW Milk Skin Tone NEW Face Angelina
1. Celestina's Wedding: My Lady Gold Earrings
2. -{ZOZ}-: Dark Spring Gold
3. KMADD/Moda: Mesh Eyes
4. Face Paint: Killer Liner
5. Gaeline: Mysteria
6. Tukinowaguma Marie
7. Poses Built into Fireplace at Fang and Moon Pub 

Style, Style, Style! - Featuring !Lyrical B!zarre Templates from The Wash, Featuring Wicca's Wardrobe from The Couturier's Dock, Featuring LavandaChic from Four Seasons Market, Featuring Face Paint

Sometimes I get in the mood to style and style and style and forget to pause and take a photo, post notes about it, share it on my Facebook and blog and all that jazz. I guess on different days I'm more motivated by different things. Sometimes, I know you know, I write epistles!
Lyrical B!zarre Templates has items at this month's event, The Wash. It's a really huge, really inexpensive way to shop. The sky is the limit on the type of items they sell there including a portion of the outfit I have on... There's a lovely set of arm warmers, leg warmers and top for this pieced outfit, but I wanted to mix and match. The poncho from Lavanda Chic has almost the exact same color as the brightest color on the skirt and it's on these cute little squirrel tummies and can be purchased at the Four Seasons Market Event.
== Insert random thought here. Have you seen the movie UP? It's animated and some of you might not realize how special it is. If you watch it, you'll understand. It's my movie rental selection recommendation for this week, and its family friendly. The talking dog has conversations, but then finds himself easily distracted, "Squirrel!" and he's off running, no time to talk, being a dog == Fashion WICCA style - wonderfulamazingIwishIcouldseetheworldthroughhereyes! So now that she's creating clothing, I'm always on the edge of my seat, waiting eagerly to get a peek at the next great thing she releases. I'm a massive boots fan. I could own eleventy-one pair of boots and not have enough. You can find these Ripley Heels at The Couturier's Docks, but this event happens FAST zippety slick fast. The HUD allows for a whole array of autumnal colors and lets you play with the metallics and detail colors as well.

One of my most favorite of people, Eve Express, took time away from her business Face Paint, but after a six month hiatus, she's back and creating new items. I worked for and with her for two years, and lovingly call her 'Mom.' After my mother passed, well really long before that, there has been a little hole in my heart that needed a little filling. Eve made the time to fill that spot and for that, I'm forever a part of her and she a part of me. So, I said all that to tell you that she's got new makeup out and Trini G Lip is one of the new items. If you were in her group previously and left when the store closed, I suggest and encourage you to get back in that saddle because the adventure continues!

Featuring Wicca's Wardrobe Ripley Heels from The Couturier's Docks
Featuring LavandaChic Autumnal Poncho from Four Seasons Market
Featuring !Lyrical B!zarre Templates Lexx from The Wash September
Featuring Face Paint The Trini G Lip
1. SLink: High Female Feet
-- SLink: Elegant 1 Hands
2. October's 4Seasons: Marigold Skin Tone (Laila)
3. KMADD/Moda: Mesh Eyes
4. Maxi Gossamer: Wild Full Thick Lashes
5. Tukinowaguma: Azumi
6. Avante Poses

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A Smorgasboard -- Featuring KaTink and Featuring Items from Four Seasons Market - Ashmoot, Vilchoor, Dscribe, R&K, Dollhouse & Paperflowers, ~BNV~, LavandaChic, and Serenity Style

A beautiful set of two packets from KaTink Poses called Miskatonia contains backgrounds that are unique and share fall colors. That's my backdrop, and the only elements in the photo that are not from the Four Seasons Market.
I turned my work platform into a veritable smorgasboard of things to show you from Four Seasons Market. As promised, the array of decor items that were shared are being presented here. I'm not the interior design artist that many of you are, so please bare with me as I point out the different elements in the pictures. From left to right: Vilchoor created the Street Lamp and the Sitting Cabinet; Dscribe created the Hanging clock seen hanging off the street lamp; Serenity Style made the Autumn Table, the Autumn Rug and the Autumn Chair that reminded me of a camping chair; R&K designed the side by side Autumn Frames and the Chocolate Chip Hedgehog cocoa mug; Dollhouse & Paper Flowers made the Vintage Lunchpail and Vintage Lunch Basket, and ~BNV~ made the little Vintage Radio that includes several preset radio stations so you can take your music with you. And a wine colored purse from LavandaChic wraps up the displayed items.
I rarely do this, but when I opened Ashmoot's boxes, I saw two full outfits and a third outfit packaged in pieces and priced in smaller increments as a result. Outfit 1, Outfit 2 and Outfit 9 are their official names, but I'll just call them 1, 2 and 3 so I don't confuse my me. One side note, all three outfits include a purse or bag of some sort but since there was a purse sitting out in all three photos, I left them out of the pictures. Outfit one includes a Jacket, Jumpsuit, Leggins, and Boots. Outfit two includes a Cardigan, Skirt, Heels, Sunglasses, and a Belt. And if you buy all the pieces of Outfit 3 you'll get a Lace Shirt, Dark Stockings, Puffy Pants, Jacket, Ankle Boots, and Sunglasses that can be worn on the head or on the face.

Featuring Vilchoor Street Lamp from Four Seasons Market
Featuring Vilchoor Sit On A Cabinet from Four Seasons Market
Featuring Dscribe Hanging Clock from Four Seasons Market
Featuring Dollhouse & Paper Flowers Vintage Lunch Pail from Four Seasons Market
Featuring Dollhouse & Paper Flowers Vintage Lunch Basket from Four Seasons Market
Featuring R&K Autumn Frames from Four Seasons Market
Featuring R&K Chocolate Chip Hedgehog Mug from Four Seasons Market
Featuring ~BNV~ Mesh Vintage Radio from Four Seasons Market
Featuring LavandaChic*Autumn Purse* Wine from Four Seasons Market
Featuring from Serenity Style Autumn Table from Four Seasons Market
Featuring from Serenity Style Autumn Rug from Four Seasons Market
Featuring from Serenity Style Autumn Chair from Four Seasons Market
1. Fashion Owl from Fashionowl - He's visited my blog before!
2. October's 4Seasons: Pearl Skin Tone (Laila)
3. KMADD/Moda: Mesh Eyes
4. Gaeline: Starlia
5. Sexy Mama Nails
6. -LEO- Fantasy Necklace Choker Copper
 Hair for Outfit 1 - Hinako Hair with Knit Cap
 Featuring Ashmoot Outfit 1
  Jacket, Jumpsuit, Leggins, Boots 
  Hair for Outfit 2 - Amacci Hair Celene
   Featuring Ashmoot Outfit 2
   Cardigan, Skirt, Heels, Sunglasses, Belt
   Hair for Outfit 3 - Calico April
    Featuring Ashmoot Outfit 3
    Lace Shirt, Dark Stockings, Puffy Pants, Jacket, Ankle Boots, Sunglasses
    Featuring Ashmoot LipStick 01 Matte Mud

Monday, September 22, 2014

Love At First Sight -- Featuring [LG] Boutique, Loovus Dzevavor, Son!a and from the Four Seasons Market - Frozen Poses

Today I got to style something that I fell in love with the moment I saw it. I've worked with [Liv-Glam] designs over a period of time, beginning soon after the store had opened up to now and every single time anything has been released from them, I've admired the very talented designers who textured the outfits so incredibly well. We all know that there are several mesh designers who sell full perm items, and multiple designers buy the different pieces. Some do alright. Some are good. [Liv-Glam] rocks!
Aside from the fact that the items produced there are stellar quality, like this gown in black and silver (or black and gold on the HUD), [Liv-Glam] participates in multiple sale events and shares such a complex inventory week after week that include many many pieces at special prices. I recently visited their newest main store and Oh My Goodness! it just blew my mind. Everywhere I turned, there were sale items. Walls and walls. Then I stepped into the building, and found myself surrounded by sumptuous items, the build, the displays, the furniture; everything was chosen deliberately and fit perfectly.
I matched the gown with a headpiece from Son!a called Chess Head Rook. Another new color of heels that were released this past week during the Autumn/Winter 2014 Penumbra Fashion Week come from Loovus Dzevavor. I love unique hats and could wear a gazillion heels and then be happy to discover pair number gazillion and one.

A set of unusual poses and props from Frozen Poses were the ones I used in these two photos. With the added leaves props, some of the poses seemed more applicable as natural posing, but used alone, they provide a real editorial selection. The poses, and the leaves not seen in these photos, are part of the Four Seasons Market Event in progress. There are all sorts of items, clothing and decor, themed for fall, so you may find yourself happily tempted as you explore Frozen Poses and so much more.

Featuring [LG] Boutique-Fall 2014 Cafe De Flore Bagged 1
Featuring Son!a Chess Head Rook
Featuring .::LD::. Signature Stilettos Aluminum [Silver]
Featuring Frozen Poses Leaves Set from Four Seasons Market
1. Zuri's: Shimmering Opal Set
2. Delicate by Caryn (new makeup)
3. SLink: Elegant 1 Hands
-- SLink: High Female Feet
4. October's 4Seasons: Orchid Skin Tone (Angelina)
5. KMADD/Moda: Mesh Eyes
6. Bliss: Mandy
7. Nikita: Double Thick Lashes

Sunday, September 21, 2014

You Ain't Seen Nothin` Yet - Featuring Morphine from .PENUMBRA. Fashion Week, Persefona from Four Seasons Market, !Lybra, and Chop Zuey

I hope that though .PENUMBRA. Week, ( Penumbra Fashion & Events ) draws to an official close today, the new collections I've had bits and pieces to share with you might still be shared. Designers will be taking their new designs home with them and stores will have all sorts of new goodies to tempt you. The SL - Morphine sandal heels are the last official post I'll make for .PENUMBRA.
A new event begins today and has an array of Autumn items styled for both avatar wear and decor. I hope to share a little of both though I primarily stay with fashion these days, I don't want to disappoint the Event organizers or the many creative people who participated. The wreath from Persefona is one of several autumn leaf color accessories. Whether you're looking to add to an outfit for a night by the campire, something adorably perfect for such an outing, or searching for a unique piece to wear in your next Autumn fashion show, you might enjoy this from Four Seasons Market.
!Lybra has gone out of their way to make their world accessible even while they build a new store around their ever present ever classy designs. I had read about the special little corner they set up for those who maybe never tried Lybra before or are new to Second Life or simply on a very threadbare budget - this corner has an array of really darling designs for almost any occasion and they're all 1L. This Nurit red dress came from that section. It was the perfect frock for playing at a Carnival tonight.

When you live life fully, to the edge and then some, everything fires on all cylinders. You're a human engine and whatever your passion, it's pumping thunder and creating lightning. Some designers offer a few new items each year while others create scads each week. One designer that uses her imagination brilliantly is Belle Roussel. Today, she released Be Da' Buddha as a clutch (not shown) and as a shoulder bag. If this isn't clever, and beautiful, and so perfectly Chop Zuey, I don't know what is. Every time I think I've seen it all in Second Life, I realize that certainly hasn't happened yet!

Featuring Chop Zuey Be Da' Buddha Clutch
Featuring Morphine Slink High Heels Sandals from .PENUMBRA. Fashion Week
Featuring Persefona Autumn Wreath from 4Seasons Market
Featuring !Lybra Nurit
1. {NanTra}: Wanderlust
2. Chop Zuey: Kharma Earth Gold Set (Bangles and Necklace)
3. SLink: Female Feet High
-- Elegant 1 Hands
4. October's 4Seasons: Chocolate Cosmos
5. KMADD/Moda: Mesh Eyes
6. Truth: Chilali
7. Gaeline: Starlia

*Living Imagination* Changed Its Name To *Whimsical Imagination* and Has a New Limited Item at The Couturier's Docks

Living Imagination with Bodza Mubble shared The Couturier's Docks item with me along with the news that she's renamed her store. It's now called *Whimsical Imagination* I look at the flights of fantasy that come from Ms. Bodza's imagination, and I think often that the word whimsical helps define her enter aesthetic. I loved the new business name change. I'm going to update it on my blog and hopefully you'll have a chance to visit her store as well as the once a month Limited items to show event at Couturier's Docks.
This mermaid style gown has all the beautiful colors of the season, and the name 'Royalty'. I had fun figuring out a style to accompany such a colorful gown. If I wear a gown like this, I often leave shoes off because my feet stay hidden.
I must share, however, that when I go visiting, someone should nudge me if they see me kicking up the dance floor or sitting on furniture, because those bare feet appear and sometimes this is not the best comment on fashion. Since this happened yesterday, to my cherry faced, embarrassed chagrin, I know I must not forget the feet!

Featuring *Whimsical Imagination* Royalty at Couturier's Docks
 ****(Formerly called *Living Imagination*)
1. Image Essentials Props and Poses: Graceful Elegance
2. EMO-tions: Eternal Jewelry Set
3. Lips by Caryn
4. FuLo: Bangles
5. Morphine: Freya Cat Eyeshadow Yellow Full
6. SLink: Elegant 1 Hands
7. October's 4Seasons: Papaver Skin Tone
8. KMADD/Moda: Mesh Eyes
9. Maxi Gossamer: Wild Full Thick Lashes
10. [elika]: Breathe

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Team Fox and a Great Charity Event -- Featuring Sabra Style

My greatest passion amidst the passion I have for the fashion business in Second Life is how well and often this community of people participate in and celebrate and donate to charities. Today, at the LeFevre Mansion, I got to see some of the most beautiful models on the grid from BLVD rock the runway in an array of designs that were on display purely to raise finances for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's.

To donate directly follow this link please: https://www.michaeljfox.org/get-involved/donation.php?fr_id=2380
At the LeFevre Manshion
Artizana Ethnic Couture, Blue Moon Enterprises, Dot-be fashion, Image Factory in Second Life, Sabra Style, Soul Designs, and Surplus Motors donated the items used in the fashion show with 100% of the proceeds donated going to the charity.
A Wonderful Reason To Celebrate
I looked in my little folder of "Blog Me" for a design by one of the designers represented at the event to show my support. (Not the designs shown that day but items I might have to blog from them from other places, other times, just to clarify...) I found Vivienne in Gold from Sabra Style by Kylie Sabra. I got to sit with her at the event, which made it even more special, and cheered on her many contributions as the BLVD models showcased them, and she and I both found the designs presented by the other designers in the show fantastic and cheered for them as well.

It's really hard for me to step out of my little work zone and go anywhere, really. I'm far more shy than many of you might have imagined, and the anxiety of 'I won't know anyone.' follows me whenever I do gather my wits and put on my brave face. Once I arrive, I'm usually so glad I made the effort to attend, but it's the making myself go part that I have to overcome. Events occurred all afternoon as part of this program, two fashion shows, live music, DJ music, and more. I attended the first fashion show and heard one of the musicians play. I even got to dance for a bit, after poking in IM and asking if he liked to dance, would he dance with a stranger.

Marcus LeFevre and his team, Team Fox and all of their representatives, and everyone else responsible for making the event possible made it beautiful as well.

Featuring Sabra Style Vivienne in Gold 
(Photos Shot at LeFevre Mansion)
1. .:JUMO:.: Riyadh Gold Heels
2. SLink: Female High Feet
3. Candy Nail: Harvest Beige
4. October's 4Seasons Marigold Skin Tone
5. Face Paint: Gold and Silver
6. Gold Speckles by Caryn
7. KMADD/Moda: Mesh Eyes
8. Truth: Lunara
9. Maxi Gossamer: Swallow Wings
10. [[j'adore]]

Say Something.. Featuring ::Sweet Intoxication:: and .:JUMO:. from .PENUMBRA. Fashion Week

"Say Something" by a Great Big World

Say something, I'm giving up on you
I'll be the one, if you want me to
Anywhere I would've followed you
Say something, I'm giving up on you

And I am feeling so small
It was over my head
I know nothing at all

And I will stumble and fall I'm still learning to love Just starting to crawl

Say something, I'm giving up on you
I'm sorry that I couldn't get to you
Anywhere I would've followed you
Say something, I'm giving up on you

And I will swallow my pride
You're the one that I love
And I'm saying goodbye

Say something, I'm giving up on you
And I'm sorry that I couldn't get to you
And anywhere I would've followed you (Oh-oh-oh-oh)
Say something, I'm giving up on you

Say something, I'm giving up on you
Say something...
~Meaning (1 interpretation):

When your having trouble in a relationship and you know that things are coming to an end but you want so badly to hang and make it work. You want to be "the one" for them but only if they want to accept you as theirs. You will do anything for them, follow them wherever they go but they wont do the same. You feel like you're the only one in the relationship trying to make it work. It seems like the other person has no hope but you want them to say something, anything to make you stay and keep on fighting. All these overwhelming feelings make you feel so small. Going into the relationship you didn't know what you were getting your self into. You have never loved like this before, there are going to be obstacles, you will stumble and fall but you will learn and keep going. After all the pleading and asking them to stay you just cant keep going, you are finally giving up, you are sorry that you couldn't get them to stay. I love you but I need to swallow my pride, accept defeat, and say goodbye.

How often do you experience this? It seems to me that it happens more often online then in my life off line, but maybe that's because I'm almost house bound and so I'm more likely to seek out friends online than someone who lives out beyond their front door. It's a maudlin song, but it's so deeply meaningful, intense, and something I can easily access personally because I've been through it. I've heard it sung on The Voice. I've seen it danced on So You Think You Can Dance. I heard it on two different music awards shows, once when it was just A Great Big World singing it and then again, when Cristina Aguilara sang it with them. It's personal. It's emotional. It speaks to me.

I don't know why it's been in my heart and head all day but it has. Even as I set up for photos and styled and had my personal time on my little work dais high in the sky over Second Life, I hummed it. There's a link on my wall that I found earlier on Facebook of an older gentleman sitting at a piano and he's playing and singing, on a street corner in somewhere USA.

What am I wearing? It looks so different from the photos I often take of Caryn. ::Sweet Intoxication:: (a great name for a store I think!) created the urban outfit for .PENUMBRA. Fashion Week. And because it had a mini skirt, I got to wear heels to show you too, Riyadh heels in red from .:JUMO:. I don't know where I found the sim with the dragon painting on the wall. I went to a sim that came up when I typed in the word Urban, but dragons don't really feel urban to me, yet it felt like a great place to take the photos. I hope you enjoy the styling, and the reminiscing sort of emotion accompanying them this morning. Say something...

::Sweet Intoxication:: Female Urban Outfit 1 from .PENUMBRA. Fashion Week
.:JUMO:. Riyadh Red Heels from .PENUMBRA. Fashion Week
1. Tres Beau: Belled Necklace and Earrings Set
2. Chop Zuey: Hana-Shobu Belly Ring
3. SLink: Elegant 1 Hands
-- Female Feet High
4. OB4S: Chocolate Cosmose
5. KMADD/Moda: Mesh Eyes
6. Face Paint: Avante Liner
-- Couture Design 1
-- LipGloss Brites Electric Purple
-- Nail Appliers Spill
7. Gaeline: Felicia
8. Hairoin: Incognito
9. [LAP]

Friday, September 19, 2014

One Day... Featuring .::Dead Dollz::., ~ghee and .:JUMO:. from .PENUMBRA. Fashion Week, KaTink Poses and no. 7

**Warning: One of my crazy long winded notes!

Some day, I want to grow up and be my avatar self. I would go to all the fabulous parties, never wearing the same attire twice. I would borrow jewelry from Tiffany's and have body guards to protect me from being mauled because I had on 3.2 million dollars worth of diamonds. I would have automatic everything. Maybe even an automatic 'mom response' to some of the incessant questions that do NOT stop when the child you once knew becomes a tall, grown... well... child. I'd have the fancy house down by the water that's on Cao's blog today. (I rarely reblog because we're all inundated with loads of data here and there, but well, I want her fancy house and it plays perfectly into my fantasy!) -- http://anchailinalainn.com/2014/09/19/bricks-and-mortar/ I'd have parties every night, music with live musicians to play it, food catered from only the best places, and some sort of amazing medication like the ultra-sexy Bradley Cooper takes in the movie Limitless and... if you haven't seen Limitless, put it on your weekend to rent at Redbox or wherever in your world you grab the movie and popcorn. You won't regret it. And you'll understand why I would need such a drug. With great parties come great people, great dancing, and I've heard it said, though I'm not sure if it's rumor or truth, great parties often lead to great sex. SEE WHY I want to grow up to be me?
For now, I will stick to pretending, to playing Barbie and to appreciating the expanse of designers who help create the imagery of my fantasy world. This time, I have on a new gown from .::Dead Dollz::. and I'm not sure, but I think it's the first time it's ever appeared on my blog. The mini-collection I got to see as part of .PENUMBRA. Fashion Week piqued my interest immediately when I saw the names of the items. The box was called Heisenberg and the gown I chose to share is Gray Matter. If you're fans of the hit series Breaking Bad (alas, it finished it's last season in 2013 ack!), the names would amuse and entertain. If you're really die hard Trivia nuts and Breaking Bad is your thing, you'd really enjoy the names of the items produced for this week!

People want bloggers to work with their items, and of course that's what we do and why we're there. In such a massive project like .PENUMBRA. countless designers have added their flair. Many many gowns, a few cocktail/clubbing dresses, a random rare pant suit or jeans set, and then accessories after that. Unfortunately, there are only so many gowns that could be styled in a period of two weeks. However, I know countless bloggers who are trying to do as much as they can and so am I. I'm grateful when I open a box that has jewelry, hair, heels, or other trinkets that add to the ability to puzzle the pieces together in such a way that each outfit is a mix and match of those event(s) that are in progress. I share this because I hope it helps encourage designers to mix it up a little. If I have a box with 4 pair of heels from one designer, and no one else sends heels out, then I will have 4 blogs with the same designer illustrated because they came from that event. But for the designer who sends 4 gowns, I pick the one I think best suits my tastes, and go from there.

And I shared all that to say that this .PENUMBRA. Fashion Week had .:JUMO:. as one of the contributing designers and the array of items submitted to work with from there allowed for multiple pieces to be used. I try to share the love. That's a good way to put it I think and one other bloggers use as well. I don't want to be an Events blogger who ends up only working with three or four designers. I switched to being a full time, fully invested Events blogger so I could be exposed to new creations by new people I've never tried. JUMO, thank you for all the accessories you created and shared! The jewelry in this styling, Salimah OnixDiamonds, made the elegant look even more refined. And ~ghee, who also sent an array of things that allowed for more than one blog entry, shared this purse. It's basic black and silver, but the strands of leather on the side of the purse changes hue with a HUD.

KaTink shares items that I sort and use in different ways at different times. KaTink Poses has poses, props, items for couples, for romance, for besties, for group gatherings and more. If I could have a KaTink pose set for my 23 family members on my Mr's side of the family, Thanksgiving would be so much easier, right? Only if that were possible. I get pouty (really, occasionally I do!) at times, because I don't have a special someone who would hop into pair poses with me. Most of the time, as a result, I do the static poses and backgrounds. This time, I realized the Pose Meh pack had poses AND a little prop. I set up a little scene, and 'Posed Meh'. Hahaha... and one more quick note. The bright red sign comes from no. 7, and from a box that has a number of other creepy signs, police tape and things I think are preparing us for Halloween.

Featuring no. 7 Snapshot Overlay/ Wall Decor 
Featuring .::Dead Dollz::. Gray Matter from .PENUMBRA. Fashion Week
Featuring .:JUMO:. Salimah Jewelry Set OnixDiamonds from .PENUMBRA. Fashion Week
Featuring ~ghee Couture Handbag Silver Metal from .PENUMBRA. Fashion Week
Featuring KaTink Pose Meh Prop and Poses
1. SLink: Elegant 1 Hands
2. -{ZOZ}- Dark Spring Silver Nail Appliers
3. October's 4Seasons: Blossom Skin Tone (Laila)
4. KMADD/Moda: Mesh Eyes
5. MG: Swallow Wings
6. Amacci Hair: Silvia - Light Blond Pack

On Owning Umbrellas -- Featuring Petit Chat from .PENUMBRA. Fashion Week and Face Paint

I have umbrellas! The most amusing thing to me is the fact that in my world off line, I don't own an umbrella. I've had one a few times along the way for my sons who had to have them for bus stops, and then they would get eaten in the big black hole that must exist in every student's locker, but me... I don't use them. I don't know why, maybe a childhood fear. I used to arrive at school soaked, and teachers wouldn't quite know what to do with me. I walked to school from 6th grade through 12th and then did a lot of college campus walking, far shorter distances than my grade school years, and I got used to those teachers and professors shaking their head at me.
What does one do with umbrellas? In my case, I immediately typed rain into the search function to find... ~drum roll~ Rain! And I did. I'm sure at other times of day I may have found some far more unusual extracurricular activities in the alleyways, but Adult sims tend to be the flavor of the week type places, and once a place is abandoned, I don't imagine zombies would even populate the empty buildings. No food! Okay so I'm in my Caryn-Noire mode this morning I guess...
Petit Chat had a note card, with items from .PENUMBRA. Fashion Week, which really works so well for one little blond wild child in South Carolina, when dealing with new merchandise selection. I know that to some degree, I can't know how something will look 'on' me til I wear it, but at least with a note card of photos, I can guesstimate and then select one. I understand all the many ways designers are asked to box items for different events and the amount of work hours that go into every step, so I go with the flow and find myself grateful, no matter how it's done. I picked this outfit, Accept Loss Forever, from a selection to share with you because of the umbrella. It's girly, frufru as I would have said in my younger days. What I didn't expect was the pattern on the black dress. It looked like a well cut mini when I saw the note card imagine. When I put it on, I realized it was a scene, and it made me think of Sin City, the first movie, and it made me go aha, clever! With the outfit, I decided to go very understated with jewelry or other accessories. I wanted the umbrella to be it. I did find a new color from Face Paint called On the Go (Wood), and added it. Hope the makeup is waterproof, or I'll end up with my favorite Zombie look after all!

Featuring Petit Chat Accept Loss Forever from .PENUMBRA. Fashion Week
Featuring Face Paint On the Go (Wood)
1. *Calico* Phoebe
2. Gaeline: Starlia
3. KMADD/Moda: Starlia
4. OB4S: Alabaster Blonde
5. SLink: Elegant 1 Hands
6. Pose Added to Umbrella + AO Vista Animations

Just Sayin` There's a Lot Happening This Weekend With .PENUMBRA. Fashion Week

I'm a bit biased much of the time because I've had the tremendous joy to get to know many different designers in many different veins of thought and style and aesthetic. I have to say, many of my very most favorite designers are the ones who stole a little piece of my heart, above and beyond the professional business world, and for those, I'm ever grateful.

This is the schedule for this weekend with .PENUMBRA. Fashion Week

Sept 19th  |  Friday
12PM    Paisley Daisy | Romance Couture | Snowpaws
1PM      ZOZ
2PM      Nya’s Shop | Morphine | Bravura Homme |  Clamberry | Sundaara
3PM      Loovus Dzevavor
Sept 20th    Saturday
12PM    Sweet Intoxication | Chocolate Atelier | Entice
1PM      Legal Insanity
2PM      Mimi’s Choice
PM        Bomshie | Vanity House Of Designs | M&M style
Sept 21st  |  Sunday
11AM    Lybra
12PM    Lyrical B!zarre Templates | Wicca’s Wardrobe
Dot.be | Kelini Haute Couture | Masoom | Living Imagination
1PM      October’s 4Seasons
2PM      Grand Finale Show
3pm     Live Performance w/ Josiah Lee Baxter

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Living In a Fantasy World -- Featuring Zanze at Designer Showcase -- Sneak Peek at NEW October's 4 Seasons Face -- and M&M

When I saw this slinky little gown/dress from Zanze, metallic silvers and aquatic blues, I immediately thought about my fantasy costume folder. I've paid 'good money' over the years for different pieces of fantasy that came in and out of style in Second Life.
I even have a very pink panther skin, emphasis on the word pink. These wings twinkle with particles. I know, so passe, no one does twinkles anymore, but I love my wings and I will probably have them in my inventory til kingdom come. Today was a good day to dust them off and play.
Zanze's Sage Mini {PANSY} comes from September Designer Showcase and is the last item I have in my box to share with you from September's run. All those delectable temptations there, just a little longer and then it's (EGADS!) already October. I'm sure that time flies when we're having fun but as I get older, it seems to fly even faster. Does that mean I'm having more fun?

Featuring Zanze Sage Mini PANSY at Designer Showcase
Featuring M&M Incorporated Brooke Heels (Mid)
Featuring October's 4 Seasons Orchid Skin Tone NEW Angelina Face
1. Isolde Wings in Plum
2. SLink: Mid Feet
-- Elegant 1 Hands
3. October's 4 Seasons: Glamour Lips Ombre Delicate
-- Shine Eyeshadow Pink Pearls
4. Gaeline: Mysteria
5. KMADD/Moda: Mesh Eyes
6. Truth: Fernanda
7. Avante Poses

Cooling Off -- Featuring >Asset<, Featuring Nya's Shop at The Instruments AND Nya's Shop at .PENUMBRA. Fashion Week, and .:JUMO:. at .PENUMBRA.

Nya's Shop had items out for both The Instruments and .PENUMBRA. Fashion Week so I used a combination of items from both to create my new look this morning. The dress, "Fooling Fall" in yellow comes from The Instruments while the boots and tights are from .PENUMBRA.
A set of jewelry from .:JUMO:. also from .PENUMBRA. Fashion Week makes any look a little more glittery. A word I think I just made up, but it fits. It is more glittery!
>Asset< has a new style released also, called Journey. There's something very "ME" about a loose ponytail, and autumn. I pull my hair up all summer so that nothing touches the back of my neck (to hot, ick!) but by the first days of autumn, it's always ready to tumble loosely into just such a ponytail as this. It's that time of year ago, finally cooling off a bit, and the days are getting shorter.

Featuring Nya's Shop Fooling Fall (Yellow) from The Instruments September
Featuring >Asset< Journey
Featuring Nya's Shop Indian Beauty Boots (Yellow) from .PENUMBRA. Fashion Week
Featuring .:JUMO:. Orient Bright Jewelry Set from .PENUMBRA. Fashion Week
1. SLink: Elegant 1 Hands
2. October's 4 Seasons: Strawberry Blonde Pearl
-- Glamour Lips Ombre Sunset
3. Face Paint: Avant Liner Brown
-- SweetPea 2
4. Gaeline: Divina
5. Corpus Poses

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

To Sparkling -- Featuring Sabra Style, Chop Zuey and Two Designers From .PENUMBRA. Fashion Week: Luna Body Art and Vanity House of Designs

From two designers who both have items out for .PENUMBRA. Fashion week, new nail appliers from Luna Body Art and a new purse and heels from Vanity House of Designs, I began to puzzle together this casual compilation. There are likely thousands of different styles for nail application out there now. Instead of tons of duplication, which I see happens often in the 'real' world, each new set I try has a different appeal like this new set from Luna.
I have shared a few items from Sabra Style with you previously and today, I have a casual top and jeans set. I've worked with a number of gowns and dresses. It was great to have something less dressy. I particularly liked the ribbed weave infused into the texture created for the top. I lived in Florida for a little more than 10 years and something sleeveless yet knit at this time of year would be just perfect for a walk down the beach.
Chop Zuey... have you been there recently? I don't know how she does it, but Belle always has new fresh items for us, seasonal items, special holiday weekend items, gems and jewelry of every possible color and setting I could imagine in a hundred years, and still, when I visit, I see something new. My passion for fresh and innovative ideas is equaled and excels at Chop Zuey. Every now and then, I get little items from her gift area, and if you've never visited Chop Zuey, you don't know how generous she can be about gifts which is a travesty because EVERYONE should know. I couldn't figure out how to use the Beaujolais barrettes in the styles of hair I had but I realized if I added them to my top, I could create a leaf-like brooch. Many of her pieces, I wear exactly as they were created, but on the occasion that I repurpose the items, I'm grateful for the broad use, and the generosity of a designer who makes my life sparkle... Literally!

Featuring Luna Body Art from .PENUMBRA. Fashion Week 
Featuring Vanity House of Designs Signature Pumps from .PENUMBRA. Fashion Week
Featuring Vanity House of Designs Signature Purse from .PENUMBRA. Fashion Week
Featuring Sabra Style Rayna in Coral
Featuring Chop Zuey Beaujolais Barretts (worn as a brooch)
1. SLink: Elegant 1 Hands
-- Feet Female High
2. Chop Zuey: Circus Maximus Palladium Set
3. October's 4 Seasons: Orchid Skin Tone
-- Blonde Eyebrow Option 1
-- Romance Lipsticks Coral
-- Shine Shadow Gold Essence
4. KMADD/Moda: Mesh Eyes
5. Maxi Gossamer: Inverted Crown
6. Asset: Sophie 
7. Wicca's Wardrobe Poses

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

When You Really Like the People Behind the Designs - Featuring Lyrical B!zarre Templaces at Fashion Collective and Loovus Dzevavor at .PENUMBRA. Fashion Week

My other look took on a completely different style. The frock has been cut by the completely, unbelievably, overwhelmingly... (okay yes, a few adjectives but I love this girl) amazing Lyrical B!zarre Templates designer in such a way that it's both avant garde and casual. I think that's a great feat in design.
The whole outfit, called Under, consists of a bra-like layer, a high waist skirt that then has cutouts just above mid thigh and down to the knee, a unique cape that hooks around the back instead of over the shoulders and then to complete the look, she added legwarmers. Such a sexy set! Recently, I had the privilege of interviewing both Victoria Vikeejeah James and Blac Quartz as a part of an article that introduced the owner and designer of Loovus Dzevavor and 2013's Face of Loovus Dzevavor and now fellow designer for the brand as women of distinction.
As I got to know them, I admired both for their accomplishments, professionalism and warm nature. The heels (Cypress) and purse (called Destination) go well together. These and many other items comprise the Autumn/Winter collection from this fashion house.

Featuring Lyrical Bizarre Templates Under Mesh at The Fashion Collective
Featuring Loovus Dzevavor Satchel Silver from .PENUMBRA. Fashion Week
Featuring Loovus Dzevavor Signature Stilettos Silver from .PENUMBRA. Fashion Week
1. MG: Wild 
2. KMADD/Moda: Mesh Eyes
3. October's 4 Seasons: Alabaster Skin Tone
4. SLink: Elegant 1 Hand
-- Female Feet High
5. Pure Poison: Tomnia Jewelry
6. Exile: Voodoo Extreme
7. Countdown Poses

Never Give Up -- Featuring -{ZOZ}- from .PENUMBRA. Fashion Week and WAYNE

I have two new looks to share this morn... ermm afternoon. Where did time go? The first comes from a little work done for October's 4 Seasons campaign. The mini dress with a sleek line and deep cleavage teases wickedly yet retains that balance of decency, making it something I could wear to a party as well as in my personal space with a loved one. WAYNE is the dress designer.
Amazing Marigold, and the newest 'face' Laila debuts beautifully during .PENUMBRA. Penumbra Fashion & Events and will be a part of one of the fashion shows coming this weekend. I can't wait to see how the different models use the skins and all the glorious skin tones.
More heels to flaunt with ferocity come from -{ZOZ}- and as amazing as the heels are, I want a pair of each. Alas, my bank would be utterly broke and I would be naked but have a lot of terrific shoes. Would that work? These heels are called Jazlyn. I think one of the last cycles of America's Next Top Model I ever watched was won by a girl named Jazlyn. She was one of those wonder stories, had tried out before, and finally made the cut and ended up winning. Never give up, I think. Never.

Featuring Wayne Mermaid Dress Red
Featuring -{ZOZ}- Jazlyn Heels from .PENUMBRA. Fashion Week
1. Chop Zuey: Einn Necklace AND Amour Delicate Set
2. SLink: Elegant 1 Hands
-- SLink: Female Feet High
3. OB4S: Laila Marigold
4. KMADD/Moda: Mesh Eyes
5. *~Damesfly*~: Kippar
6. Corpus Poses
7. Gaeline: Phantasmogoria Lashes

Monday, September 15, 2014

A New Bright Day - Featuring CASTIEL from The Instruments and New From Chop Zuey

It's another bright and early good morning. My day begins with the little cardinal on my front porch singing to his mate, or mates? I don't know enough about the birds and the bees, obviously! But the sun's just breaking over the horizon and everything here is pink and grey. It's that time of day where hope is greatest and anticipation highest as I look forward to what the day has in store. Amidst all the big events in progress, I also want to make sure to share the monthly events like The Instruments.
Each month, a new theme reaches the designers who participate in this event, and each month they create items that suit the theme and then put them out for you at a discount from what you might pay otherwise. The structured gown I have on today is from CASTIEL. I haven't had a chance to play barbie very often with this designer so I enjoyed the chance to style it.
Additionally, I have new Moon Crystals from Chop Zuey. There are a number of options for this set that includes three lengths of earrings, from the small set you see in the photo, a mid-length set, and a long set for those who like the really big earring look. The necklace also comes in three choices, so depending on how low you want the crystals to go and rest against your chest, you can pick the one that suits you best!

Featuring CASTIEL from The Instruments
Featuring Chop Zuey Moon Crystals Earrings and Necklace
1. EMO-tions Rene 
2. Gaeline: Mysteria
3. KMADD/Moda: Mesh Eyes
4. OB4S: Mocha
5. SLink: Elegant 1
6. Muse Poses

Sunday, September 14, 2014

On the Serengeti - Featuring Silk Dreams from Rock Your Rack; Featuring *GLITTER* from .PENUMBRA. Fashion Week; Featuring Chop Zuey and Face Paint

As the Rock Your Rack event comes to a close, I have one more piece to show. There are new things on the horizon, always will be, but it's hard to say goodbye to some of the events that mean so much. I admire the ladies and gentlemen that put this program together and I think they've done a tremendous job reaching high goals and will celebrate success at the closing party. The mini-dress over regular clothes seemed to be a big thing in fashion shows on real world runways. I tried it here, with the Silk Dreams item at Rock Your Rack called Hera.
.PENUMBRA. Fashion Week continues day two (today is September 14 when this is originally written) and has so many things to share in such a short time, I don't know how they will get it all in but I know they will. For events to work successfully, the team has to have a plan and people in every pocket, keeping up with their details as part of the plan and then every piece has to happen at the right time. Those groups that put together seamless productions make it look easy but it's only like that because of the enormous work behind the scenes. I admire the team who are responsible for .PENUMBRA. and I'm excited for all that will be shared this week as a part of their event. *GLITTER* has several outfits they've introduced for Autumn/Winter 14. Instead of picking one of their outfits, I did something a little differently. The turban comes from one outfit, the jeans come from another outfit, and the third outfit offered the SLink style heels. I can tell the pieces are all from the same collection because they do mix and match well and tell a story about the designer. I try to pull from designers I haven't worn in an alternating sort of way, so that my blog and Facebook shares items from places I didn't know along with favorite designers whom I've known for a while. In this way, I hope it represents the event, whichever one it is at the moment, in the best way possible.
Chop Zuey continues to shimmer brilliantly as go to accessories. There's always something in my folder that's perfect for an outfit. Even if they're not brand new releases, but new to my blog, I will list them as 'featuring'. Once I share something on my blog, it goes into the numbered list under the featured items. This set of jewelry called Circus Maximus made me smile, especially when I visited the Serengeti to take the photos and met three massive elephants; it was a circus indeed. I'm also wearing a new set of makeup from my folders, Face Paint 'Warmth', and haven't shared it with you previously so it also is one of the featured elements.

Featuring Silk Dreams from Rock Your Rack Silk Dreams Hera
Featuring *GLITTER* from .PENUMBRA. 
---- From Aquarius Set - Unbuttoned Jeans
---- From Choose Me - Mesh Brown Heels
---- From Shaila Dress and Turban - Turban Gold
Featuring Chop Zuey Circus Maximus Gold Set
Featuring Face Paint Warmth
1. MG: Wild Full Thick
2. KMADD/Moda: Mesh Eyes
3. October's 4 Seasons: Walnut Skin Tone
4. SLink: Elegant 1 Hands
-- Female Feet High
5. -{ZOZ}-: Shimmer Basics Polish
6. Miamai Poses

Schedule for 9.15.2014 .PENUMBRA.

Petit Chat - Zibska
Jewelry by Jake - Soul Design

After Party at Energy Club