Under the Purple Moon

O, so very Purple . . .
With so much newness around since the beginning of the year, I hardly know where to start. But let’s jump right in! Poulet Koenkamp is out of the gate for 2013 with a dazzling collection of gowns at Purple Moon Creations. Her La Femme Fatal design clearly lives up to the name, with feather embellishments, bows and cascades of elegant fabrics all focusing attention on silhouette of the wearer. This gown is available in an equally dazzling array of colours but, I could not resist the deep purple.

I am having the best time with the wonderful new Eclipse skin from Silken Moon, and all the makeup options available. Malicia Python has designed a wonderful spectrum of eye and lip colours for formal to casual stylings, with a promise of more to come. I have found that so many of the skins available with mesh components have a heavy, overdone look. Not so with the Eclipse line. These are most artistically developed and make it easy to adapt to just the style you are seeking.

Another most exciting designer, Yula Finesmith, has also been busy producing some unique and beautiful items at Finesmith Jewelry. The Cen Ensemble I am wearing here is actually a member group gift for January. It is fully colour change and menu adjustable too. I am always impressed with designers who reward their faithful customers with the same high quality in gifts that apply in the items they offer for sale. Yula consistently does this. Yay Yula!

O, so very Purple . . .

Wearing – La Femme Fatal Gown NEW from PurpleMoon Creations
Jewelry -Cen Ensemble NEW from Finesmith Jewelry
Hair – Jessica by Amacci
Skin – Eclipse NEW from Silken Moon
Poses – Di’s Opera
Lighting by LumiPro

All peach and lace
The new Cao Gown from PurpleMoon Creations truly captures the grace, elegance and femininity of it’s namesake Caoimhe Lionheart, one of the loveliest models in SL. The combination of iridescent silks and floral lace with daring and delicate lines accentuate the figure in an alluring albeit demure manner. I thought Poulet’s addition of the short lace gloves was the perfect touch.

Again I turned to Finesmith Jewelry for the perfectly matching Grapa Ensemble to complete this look. The Grapa set is available in several stunning stone options to coordinate well with whatever colour choice you select in the Cao Gown.

And you can see that I am still enjoying the flexibility of my new Eclipse skin from Silken Moon, with the soft eye color and multiple lip color options.
All peach and lace

Wearing – Cao Gown in Peach NEW from PurpleMoon Creations
Jewelry -Grapa Ensemble NEW from Finesmith Jewelry
Hair – Anna by Amacci
Skin – Eclipse NEW from Silken Moon

Poses – Morgane’s Pose Shop

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More gowns of Desir

All that Glitters . . .When my friend Norma saw my photos of the Starline Gown; one of Vivien Emerald’s latest releases from Desir Haute Couture, she exclaimed, “O Kym, the stuff of my childhood dreams!” And, I would venture to guess that it may very well be the stuff of some “all-grown-up dreams” for many of us as well. Vivien continues to bring us the most exquisite designs. This gown really is worthy of some very close scrutiny. The complex swirls of the billowing silk are meticulously and symmetrically assembled to accentuate the pattern which is introduced as a theme on the corset top – a veritable visual symphony! You must experience the rhythmic flow of the gown to fully appreciate the complete design. While it is dramatically large, it moves with the gentle grace we have come to recognize as a characteristic of Desir gowns. I also found Belle Roussel’s recently released Tabula Rasa jewelry ensemble from Chop Zuey Couture Jewelry to be a delightful accent. I believe I would be wearing this gown for weeks . . . if I didn’t have a few more from Desir to unpack and shoot!

All that Glitters . . .

All that Glitters . . .

Wearing – Starline Gown NEW from Desir Haute Couture
Jewelry – Tabula Rasa Ensemble – NEW from Chop Zuey Jewelry
Hair – Miu by D!va
Skin – Essential Saga from LAQ
Poses – DieselWorks
On Location Lighting by LumiPro

A Formal Affair in a Marshmellow World

Next on my fave list from DESIR  is the January Group gift – a Winter Gown in glistening snow white satin embellished with cascading snowflakes on the cowl cape. It seemed just the ensemble for a formal winter affair at Takalo, a simply amazing sim, with more beautiful snow than I have found anywhere in SL. Yula Finesmith’s new Papiyon Ensemble, in platinum, added a matching touch of jewelry elegance. And, my little feathered escorts seemed pleased with my choices!

Winter is a Marshmellow World

A Marshmellow World
 Wearing – Winter Gown NEW Group Gift from Desir Haute Couture
Jewelry – Papiyon Ensemble NEW from Finesmith Jewelry
Hair – Jodilynn by Damselfly
Skin – Alva from LAQ

Poses – DieselWorks
On Location Lighting by LumiPro

On Location in the snow at Takalo
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One misty morning, early . . .

In the midst of the chill of the bleak mid-winter I find myself anticipating the coming of spring and all the blooms that accompany the reawakening of my mountains. I think Vivien must have had similar thoughts as she created two dazzling new gowns with warm floral motifs from Desir Haute Couture. The Rehana Wisteria, is simply fabulous. From the billowing lace underskirts, to the richly embroidered theme blooms and the warm color accents this gown whispers the news of coming warm breezes and morning garden freshness. I love the natural blues Vivien selected for this gown and was delighted to find a perfectly matching jewelry ensemble among the vivid colors of NES – Finesmith Jewelry’s very latest release.

One misty morning, early . . .

One misty morning, early . . .

Wearing – Rehana Wisteria Gown NEW from Desir Haute Couture
Jewelry – NES Ensemble NEW from Finesmith Jewelry
Hair – Faye by Mirone – No Longer Available
Skin – Alva from LAQ
Poses – DieselWorks
On Location Lighting by LumiPro

On Location in the early morning fog at Renovation
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O, my stars . . .

Desir’s other new floral theme gown – the Sayoka –  captures Vivien’s enchantment with the delicate sakura flower blooms which she recently discovered. While the lines of this  figure-focused gown are truly dramatic enough to warrant attention, the incredible embroidery on the sheer deep cut back panel will certainly draw that second and third admiring look. The lovely hair flower and a matching ring are part of the Sayoka offering. I’ve added tosy Xue’s Magical Circle Earrings from WTG Jewelry and the bold red Dawn bracelets from Finesmith Jewelry for my shoot under the stars at the magical Tempura sim.

O, my stars . . .

Wearing – Sayoko Gown NEW from Desir Haute Couture
Jewelry – Magical Circle Earings from WTG Jewelry & Dawn Bracelets from Finesmith Jewelry
Hair – Gloria by Wasabi Pils
Skin – Alva from LAQ
Poses – DieselWorks
On Location Lighting by LumiPro

On Location under the stars at Tempura Island
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Let it Snow!

Winter Wonder

Augusta Creations has just released a delightful bevy of gowns and cocktail dresses to tantalize us during the chilly months of winter. I was thrilled to find Augusta’s lovely gift of the Iole Gown, in seasonal red, just in time for a recent holiday gathering. And speaking of lovely gifts, Belle also filled our stockings with some very special jewelry ensembles during her 12 Days of Christmas event at Chop Zuey. I am wearing a few of the “days” here — the “Joy Abound” ensemble includes earrings, bracelets and necklace pieces.

Winter Wonder

Wearing – Iole Red Gown – NEW Member Gift from Augusta Creations
Jewelry – Joy Abound Ensemble NEW 12 Days of Christmas Gift from Chop Zuey
Hair – Antonella by Damselfly
Skin – Molly from LAQ
Shoes – Moshi by Nardcotix
Poses – Di’s Opera
On Location Lighting by LumiPro

Dancing among the Snowflakes
There are so many choices at Augusta Creations! You are sure to find just the right dress for that special event. And, with so many holiday events you will want to pick up more than one, right? I couldn’t wait to get to the club in my new Ilde Cocktail Dress and celebrated with a bit of dancing among the snowflakes at the studio! MiaMai’s new Lily shoes – recently released through L’Accessoires – were a perfect match for this lovely gown and tosy Xue’s latest release, the “Ice Queen” ensemble from WTG Jewelry, completes the look from every angle.

Dancing among the Snowflakes

Dancing among the Snowflakes

Wearing – Ilde Grey Cocktail Dress – NEW from Augusta Creations
Jewelry – The Ice Queen Ensemble NEW from WTG Jewelry
Hair – Annna by Amacci
Skin – Molly from LAQ
Shoes – Lily by MiaMai for L’accessoires
Poses – Di’s Opera
On Location Lighting by LumiPro