Dawn on the Delta

Dawn on the Delta

Just a few words are in order regard this latest in the monthly series of Member Gift outfits from Ivalde’s Neferia Abel. Unlike so many other stores whose gifts to members fall far short of the quality and design of their for-sale items, The Ivalde series has been consistently first rate, reflecting Neferia’s commitment to authentic period design and quality of workmanship. The Ellie, a cool and comfortable gingham print sundress for these last sultry days of the season, reminds me of the ‘living is easy’ line from “Summertime.” So I headed for the Mississippi Delta sim to shoot the pictures, and found the new line of poses from Perfection is Style, by Sbecky Kidd, just the right choice. The new Espadrilles from GoS might be a trifle dressy for the cotton fields but, just right to head into town for a fun day of shopping, or perhaps a picnic by the lake with that special someone. ~ Kym

Got the Blues in Hotlanta

Got the Blues in Hotlanta

This little Poppies dress from Applonia Criss of Chantkare is without a doubt one of my very favorites from her wonderful line. I thought of it straightaway when Stiletto Moody announced her summer blues contest. Our challenge was to capture the notion of “Blues” including, of course, a pair of Stiletto’s fab shoes in blue. It was an easy choice for me to pair the Moody Bare Jean shoes with the Poppies dress and head off to Hotlanta Blues to make the pictures . . . and of course to catch a few tunes. The detail work on this dress is really amazing including the lace sleeves and a deeply cut bare back. Wearing the blues and looking good definitely helps to keep those other blues away! ~ Kym

All That Glitters

All a glitter

Ranena Olivier just keeps designing the most delightful creations! The little Chrisette Dress, available in a tempting variety of colors from Ranena Olivier Couture (ROC), was just too lovely to resist. The soft, and nearly sheer, overskirt has just the slightest hint of a pattern to give special interest to the delicate movement of the dress. The unique bodice trim feature sets this one clearly apart from the “just another cocktail dress” category. I thought that Stiletto Moody’s recently released Bare Olivia’s were made for this dress.! So many nice compliments were showered on me when I wore this outfit to a gallery show last evening. ~ Kym