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Morning Glories and Violettes

It has been way too long since my last visit to AlaFolie. I was reminded of this when I spotted the AlaFolie shop at Vintage Fair 2012 last week. A look around at the lovely new designs there (and a few purchases later, including this Robe d’ete Violettes) and I was off to the main store! Of course I found some delightful things there too — but I digress. Pixi is doing some great things with mesh. This new dress comes with both mesh and sculpty options for the top, as well as a really pretty babydoll skirt variation. And you will love the variety of prints she has chosen to use with this design. I am always impressed with the lace details in AlaFolie creations. The lace motifs and the way they are integrated into the overall design add just the right delicate touch. Once again I found Lindy’s Kitten Heels to be a most comfortable addition, and a snap to adjust to the perfect color.  And, just down the way at the Vintage Fair I found PurpleMoon’s Coco sunglasses for the finishing touch. A perfect outfit for an early morning stroll around the flowered paths of Second Norway!

Morning Glories and Violettes

Wearing – Robe d’ete violettes NEW from AlaFolie for Vintage Fair 2012
Sunglasses – Coco NEW from PurpleMoon Creations for Vintage Fair 2012
Hair – Emilia by Amacci
Skin -Pamela by Orage Creations
Shoes -Kitten Heels by Lindy’s Modern & Retro Shoes
Poses – Mirone
On Location Lighting by LumiPro

Dreams of Clockwork Ponies

I have always been fond of carousels, especially the traditional ones with the authentic carved horses. This charming small carousel is just out back of the AlaFolie main shop and reminds me of a music box belonging to a great aunt, which seemed a bit of a dream maker to me. So naturally I couldn’t resist doing a shoot there with my lovely new Camille dress and Boots Moutarde from AlaFolie. Once again the synthesis of lace and silk in this new dress is just delightful! With a cutaway through the multiple layers that adds a saucy touch while dancing, and a comfortable free feeling while strolling about, this is going to be one of my very favorite go-to dresses. There are two other color variations and, I couldn’t decide among them. Pixi thoughtfully provided a discounted option for indecisive folks like me – so I came home with all three! Watch this space for more pics in the near future! And the boots! What a find! A lot of my AlaFolie dresses have had shoes included in the package so I was aware that Pixi did most lovely footwear. But now the shop includes a special boot selection that will definitely tempt you. My pick of these stiletto heel ankle boots with the side bow is but one of many choices, colours and textures available.

Dreams of Clockwork Ponies

Tosy Xue has just released his “Shark Attack” jewelry ensemble from WTG Jewelry. It seemed a bit fierce when I first opened it but, I really love the detail and the contrast with this dress. We can always count on WTG as a source of the most wonderful and out of the ordinary jewelry!

Dreams of Clockwork Ponies

Wearing – Camille by AlaFolie
Jewelry – Shark Attack NEW from WTG Jewelry
Nails – J:D – 02 by WTG Jewelry
Hair – Marie by D!va
Skin -Pamela by Orage Creations
Shoes – Boots Moutarde by AlaFolie
Poses – Di’s Opera
On Location Lighting by LumiPro

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Blues from London to St. Louis

Starlight Blue

Life was so busy this summer and we couldn’t quite make it to London in RL for the debut of Meiling’s 24 Hours Collection but, we have thoroughly enjoyed reviewing the SL counterparts to this fabulous collection. Meiling has embraced the mesh media in designing these new outfits and the results are enchanting. Sequoia is showing the Starlight Blue Lace Dress with the matching lace Dress Pants, an eye-catching combination, further enhanced by the addition of the new Sails Jewelry ensemble from Tosy Xue of WTG Jewelry. Scarlett Heels from Kalnins finish the look with an especially unique and elegant touch.

Starlight Blue

Wearing – Starlight Blue Lace Dress & Blue Moon Lace Top Dress Pants NEW from MEILING
Jewelry – **Sails** earrings and necklace from +:+WTG+:+
Nails – **denim-USA** jeweled nail by +:+WTG+:+
Hair – Riley – mahogany by >TRUTH<
Skin – Tasha2 by LAQ
Shoes – Scarlett by Kalnins (*left SL)
Poses by Body Talking

Jolie Bleue

Meet me in St.Louis? KymSara found some especially fun accessories to add an almost playful touch to her choice of Meiling’s Jolie Bleue Top and Skirt. She looks so adorable in the oversize Bold Ribbon hairbow from NYU, which seems a perfect accent along with the geometrically sculpted Plated Cuff Bracelet from GOTZSCHE. Both of these pieces are from the debut selections at L’accessoires. The styling is cute and timeless, but definitely hints at bygone days of summers at the World’s Fair. So why St. Louis you say, well it’s the home of the Blues and also the setting for the movie “Meet Me in St. Louis”, and in these blue hues you will really “Skip to My Lou” singing the Blues!

Jolie Bleue

Wearing – Jolie Bleue Top & Skirt NEW from Meiling Couture
Hair – Annika by Calico Ingmann
Hair Bow – Bold Ribbon NEW from NYU for L’accessoires
Skin – Alva by LAQ
Bracelet Plated Cuff NEW from Gotzsche for L’accessoires
Shoes – Goshi Pumps from MStyle
Poses – Body Talking

L’accesoires meet LD Major

L'Accessories Jolie!
There is a new unique shopping experience on the grid called L’accessoires and Kym and i are pretty excited by the first batch of adornments and ornamental accoutrements being offered. The most interesting hat i have seen in ages comes from Glam Affair offering marvelous shade and a fashion forward look and is also available in many shades to match up with that late summer look. The Colorful Glasses by ~Tableau Vivant~ Kym featured recently in traditional black – i show just a sample of the many colours availble, as i easily by touch menu turned the bows gold and the frame red to match up nicely with the floral hues.

L'Accessories Jolie!

For me the introduction of these “L’accessoires” was the perfect opportunity to wear one of my favourite and most colourful floral mesh minis and matching shoes from Loovus Dzevavor, otherwise known as LD Major. I picked up this outfit at the Ashraya Project awhile ago and was thrilled to find that the full selection of Vikeejeah Xevion’s vibrantly coloured minis and shoes were all availble at the LD Major Main Store. I definitely encourage you to pop in Loovus Dzevavor and see the vivacious and dynamic plethera of patterns and fabrics Vikeejeah is serving up for yourself.

L'Accessories Jolie!

Model – Sequoia Nightfire
Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Pikant Mini Floral by [[LD]] Major:Loovus Dzevavor
Shoes – Ashraya Pumps [Floral] by [[LD]] Major:Loovus Dzevavor
Jewelry – Rainbow Bangles from +AURORA BOREALIS+
Glasses – Colorful Glasses by ~Tableau Vivant~ for for L’accessoires
Lisanna hat – Gold by -Glam Affair- for L’accessoires
Hair – Jolie – mahogany from >TRUTH<
Nails – Painter Nails by Finesmith
Poses by Body Talking

For Fabulous Ensemble … Add Baiastice, Sprinkle Generously with L’accessoires

Sis is sophisticated too!

Shopping opportunities abound this month! Not only are we enjoying the grand opening of the new unique shopping experience L’acessoires, but Vintage Fair 2012 is also in full swing. Sequoia was thrilled to find the perfect jewelry set at L’accessoires from PurpleMoon – Venice 16 Stones – to match her new Vintage Fair “Origami Suit” from Baiastice. Of course she had to pick up the fatpack of the Santigold, those fabulous pumps in mesh also in the Baiastice booth at the fair.

Sis is sophisticated too!

Wearing – Origami suit-green/cian NEW from Baiastice at Vintage Fair 2012
Shoes – Santigold Mesh Pump-mint NEW from Baiastice at Vintage Fair 2012
Hair – Dima Hair Style/Chocolate from ^;^CaTwA^;^
Jewelry – :: PM :: Venice Necklace & Earrings *16 stones* NEW by PurpleMoon for L’accessoires
Nails – Painter Nails by Finesmith
Skin – Tasha2 by LAQ
Poses by Body Talking

Soo sophisticated!

Kym similarly discovered her perfect match to her ensemble in the White/Rose Pearl Necklace from HANDverk at L’accessoires and chose the more traditional color option of the Tableau Vivant’s Colorful Glasses – they come with awesome multiple color change we will feature in future post. The Oragami suit by Baiastice has several shades of marvelous to suit any complexion. KymSara is wearing the orange which goes so nicely with her new Wasabi Pills hair and it appears she also found those Santigold mesh pumps with optional ankle strap from Baiastice irresistible.

Soo sophisticated!

Wearing – Origami Suit orange/grey NEW from Baiastice at Vintage Fair 2012
Hair – Gloria Mesh NEW from Wasabi Pills for Vintage Fair 2012
Skin – Alva by LAQ
Necklace – White/Rose Pearl NEW from HANDverk for L’Accessoires
Glasses – Colorful Glasses NEW from Tableau Vivant for L’accessoires
Earrings – Morning Dove iGems by Aurora Borealis
Shoes – Santigold Mesh Pumps NEW from Baiastice at Vintage Fair 2012
Poses – Glitterati

Sydney Fashion Week

Dusk at Sydney Harbour

The Sydney Opera House is easily one of he most recognizable architectural designs in the world today. But, the spotlight this week was illuminating quite another set of marvelous designs as Sydney Fashion Week twenty12 rocked the grid with multiple fantastic shows featuring many of SL’s finest designers. These designers really pulled out all the stops to make each of the shows breath-takingly spectacular! As hard as it was to single out one favorite designer — let alone one favorite item — I lost no time making straight for the Desir display following the show featuring Vivien Emerald’s awesome gowns.

Dusk at Sydney Harbour

I chose her Sydney gown as my pick of the week. Vivien captured the splash of the surf off the coast of the Sydney Harbour with the selection of perfect silks. The Sydney gown is cut to uniquely express the curling waves and fine mist, and Vivien even added a delicate shoulder fastener for the trailing veil, constructed from fine specimens of shells and coral from the Great Barrier Reef, and floating bubbles of sea spray! All in all a simply marvelous creation, which is a dream to wear. Tosy Xue’s Luce della notte scura Earrings, in deep marine blue, and Pearly Shell Nails seemed the perfect choice to continue the oceanic theme.

Dusk at Sydney Harbour

Wearing – Sydney Gown NEW by Desir for Sydney Fashion Week
Hair – Jessica by Amacci
Skin – April by LAQ
Jewelry – Luce della notte scura Earrings from WTG Jewelry
Nails – Pearly Shell by WTG Jewelry
Shoes – Absinthe by Nardcotix
Poses – Morgane Batista’s Pose Shop
On Location Lighting by LumiPro
On Location at Syndey Harbour – Australia sim

Summertime . . .

Summer time . . .

Don’t you just love the summer colors! It seems as though everywhere you turn something is blooming or becoming ripe for the harvest. Earlier in the summer season Meiling released a set of the most colorful little Mesh Sundresses and to keep the spirit of the season alive now would be a good time to bring them out. Perfect for a casual stroll among garden or the farmer’s market and just the inspiration to shop about for some eye catching accessories you’ve been seeing around the grid. Seq has added Tosy Xue’s ‘Rainbow, Rainbow’ sunglasses (which have the cutest animation to push them up and bring them back down) and she was so inspired that she handcrafted a set of matching earrings and bangles.

Summer time . . .

Model – Sequoia Nightfire
Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing: Macaw Sundress from Meiling Couture
Glasses – [MESH] **Rainbow rainbow** by +:+WTG+:+
Jewelry – +AB+ Nena Macaw earrings and bangles by Aurora Borealis
Hair – Riley – mahogany from TRUTH
Eyes – classic – surf grass by Poetic Colors
Poses – Di’s Opera

Kym chose Meiling’s Raymou Sundress and added her Butterfly Sunglasses from GoS. These glasses also have a clever little animation which uses a spray can to change the frame color. Her Canary Pomp Earrings and Bracelet go so well with this dress but are sadly no longer available since Ganked has left SL. Kym is also showing her Maya Hair, a summer release from Damselfly. You may have noticed that Damselfly hair shows up quite often in Kym’s shots, and you will probably be seeing even more as additional exciting styles exploiting the best features of both mesh and flexi are released.

and the living is easy . . .

Model & Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Raymou Sundress – NEW from Meiling Couture
Hair – Maya NEW fom Damselfly
Shoes – T-Strap Sandals from G-Field
Butterfly Sunglasses by GoS
Poses – Di’s Opera

and the livin’ is easy . . .

Summer Blooms

It’s still summertime and there is a bit of that livin’ easy yet to go before our gardens start showing signs of shedding their color. I have been so enjoying the shops at Vintage Fair and finding many delightful things and discovering designers i have not known before. Such is the case with ArisAris. This beautifully embroidered blouse caught my eye as soon as i entered their shop. The texture is simply exquisite and there is a matching motif on the back as well. It was also a nice surprise to find a gift of the leggings in the box with the blouse. I knew right away that a visit to Lindy’s would complete the look with her terrific new mesh beaded Sandye sandals. I think these are a must have and, she has provided a color change HUD to make matching them up to your favorite summer outfit as easy as a few mouse clicks. While this started out as a casual look, i began to feel like it was becoming more dressy and when Tosy Xue’s lovely new Sails Jewelry Ensemble arrived from WTG Jewelry i just had to add the fabulous earrings and necklace to finish the look. So – casual but dressy, comfortable and classic. Perfectly suitable for a stroll in the garden or an afternoon soiree.

Summer Blooms

Wearing – Rig50 Embroidered Blouse and Leggings by ArisAris
Hair – Chika4 by D!va
Skin – April by LAQJewelry – Sails Esemble NEW from WTG Jewelry
Nails – French by WTG Jewelry
Shoes – Sandye Sandals NEW from Lindy’s Modern & Retro Shoes
Poses – Morgane Batista’s Pose Shop
On Location Lighting by LumiPro

By Candlelight

by Candleight

Some clothes seem to inspire a mood. The new Red Kimono Gift Gown from Desir did just that for me, calling out for a candlelight evening and a special shoot. We have noted here before that Vivien Emerald draws her elegant designs from a broad cultural perspective. With this gown she clearly captures the fabric motif and influence of the broad ties of the traditional Kimono, and then expands her vision to a softly flowing modern gown. The exquisite design is matched with flawless workmanship that we see from the few designers who truly value their group members and always include their best work in their gifts. Yula Finesmith’s Shea jewelry ensemble and Rave Red nails, complete this  refined and distinctively feminine look.

by Candleight

Model & Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Red Kimono GROUP GIFT – Desir
Hair -Rhythm by elikatera
Skin – Alva by LAQ
Shoes – Krystal by Fay’s Shoes
Jewelry – Shae Earrings & Bracelet by Finesmith Jewelry
Poses – Morgane Batista’s Pose Shop
On Location Lighting by LumiPro

A new dress, new shoes and a new shoe shop . . . life is good on the grid!

New Shoes and Lindy's New Shop!

Fresh as a daisy, this new Carmen Mesh dress from M&M is a perfect little sundress for a fun day of summer shopping and taking in the Vintage Fair. Must take advantage before it slips away. Just as i was considering where to start, i got a call from my dear friend Lindy inviting me over to check out her newest boutique shop of Lindy’s Modern and Retro Shoes. There, among the blooming daisies, Lindy was busily arranging her latest creations and welcoming customers. If you have not yet discovered Lindy’s shoes, you have a treat in store. She spotted a niche and started designing quality shoes to go with Retro and Vintage styles some time ago, and has been adding delightful new creations as she has grown from that first small shop to a chain! Her Mum style – with thick heels and a little flower ornament – was a snap to match up to my new dress with Lindy’s wonderful colorchange hud. You gotta go visit her new shop! Especially now that you have snapped up so much from the Vintage Fair that are in need of some new shoes to match.

Model & Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Carmen Mesh Dress – NEW from M&M
Hair & Hat – Alissa by Amacci
Skin – Julie by LAQ
Shoes – Mum from Lindy’s Modern & Retro Shoes – New Shop
Poses – Morgane Batista Poses Shop
On Location Lighting by LumiPro
On Location at Lindy’s Modern & Retro Shoes – New Shop
For more on the Vintage Fair vist the Vintage Fair 2012: Map & SLURLS site

Hope for Emilia – Miss Darcy

Hope flows

Hope for Emilia event is drawing to a close and it was a smashing success for organizer Anna Saphire and friends, but she would want me to remind you the sim and the shops are not closed yet. There is still time to run over to pick up what we think are two of the loveliest mesh exclusives from Miss Darcy.

Sequoia wasn’t a fan of mesh at first, but is coming around quickly. It is hard not to love what mesh offers when you get such lovely texture and skirt flexibility. The lines of the Marilyn dress from Miss Darcy are so clean, and the floral embroidery of the sings with a flourish only silk thread could manage. Certainly worth a last minute look and all to benefit people displaced from their homes.

Hope flows

Model – Sequoia Nightfire
Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Marilyn Gown EXCLUSIVE by Miss Darcy for Hope for Emilia
Hair – Tinsley/Tropic Warm by *~*Damselfly*~*
Jewelry – Flower set from Virtual Impressions
Nails – Naive from je suis
Skin – Tasha2 by LAQ
Shoes – Flower Pumps “Eve” from G Field
Poses – DieselWorks


Miss Darcy's Hope

KymSara looks all sunny and bright in the Marilyn Gold gown which shows just how sculpted and form fitting the mesh fabric is. The shading and dip of the fabric and crease in the folds of the skirt give the dress such depth and will definitely give off that feeling of bringing home the gold in the fashion olympics. Plus how can you not feel good about being so generous and looking so incredible in return.

The event will carry on at many of the sponsor stores, so if you miss your opportunity to make that last minute dash to the shopping sim you can still contribute to help the people of Italy effected by this natual catastrophy. More information at the Hope for Emila blog

Miss Darcy's Hope

Model & Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Marilyn Gold Gown EXCLUSIVE by Miss Darcy for Hope for Emilia
Hair – Priyanka by CaTwA
Skin – Julie by LAQ
Shoes – Goshi Pumps by Mstyle
Poses – Body Talking