52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Asparagus

52 Week Color Challenge - Asparagus!!

Today we are happy to announce the release of Elisianna from Ivalde. You may have caught our fun and silliness of the flickr preview of this beautiful asparagus colored dress we did over the weekend. It was so terrific that Neferia allowed us to preview this lovely design. When we saw the color of the dress, being worn by Neferia as she went about her daily business in her store, we thought it the perfect color and fit for Asparagus week of Luna Jubilee’s 52 Weeks of Color Challenge and we thought it worth the wait for the release to post to our blog for the challenge.

Don'cha Just Luv Asparagus!

When we began this post, being so close to Easter, it was not a great leap to think in terms of Christian themes and children chasing through the garden for the colorful eggs which brought to mind the ever popular children’s tales of vegetable characters (careful dancing around trademarked name lol). I happened to mention to Sequoia, in jest, that we should invite that distinguished and most renowned animated asparagus in the world to do a guest shot for the blog. Next thing I know she is in the yard with a freshly minted 93 primly proper Archie Aspergrass (name changed to protect the innocent)! Mr. Aspergrass, being such a celebrated and herbivorously poised perrenial, I knew, would enjoy having his picture taken with me in Elisianna, it being such a delightful Edwardian day dress, a perfect style to suit our monocled friend.

52 Week Color Challenge - Asparagus!!

Not only was the color just right but, the fine detail of this dress will amaze you. Neferia has release the Elisianna in 6 of the most lovely era colors. And speaking of just right colors you will notice that the simple and elegant Green Rice Zelda pearls, which are perfect with the dress. You will certainly want to visit +Aurora Borealis+ for a set to match your dress! Hope you enjoy our friend Archie as much as we enjoyed working with him! Oh and if you hurry you can get the dress for 50% off for a limited time.

Don'cha Just Luv Asparagus!

Model/Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Eleisianna Dress – NEW from Ivalde
Skin – April by LAQ
Jewelry – Zelda Set in Green Rice by +Aurora Borealis+ fine jewelry
Mr. Aspergrass by Sequoia Nightfire

52 Weeks of Color: Banana Mania

52 Week Color Challenge - Banana

Luna Jubilee’s 52 Weeks of Color Challenge brought a lot of giggles this week as i searched the grid for those things Banana. Banana Mania brought me to find many whimsical banana avatars and plenty of banana trees, but my search for what i truly wanted was “fruitless”. Hehe sorry couldn’t resist. I finally just took the colour chip Luna provided and got as close as i could in colour and style. In my google searches i came across the Andy Warhol painting used by the Velvet Underground for their Album Peel Slowly and See. What better era to check for the proper Banana color than the sixties! So off to Ivalde to seek my treasure and sure enough in the 1960’s room was the perfect match to the challenge colour chip in the sweet wool Ranka dress designed by Neferia Abel. I added the buttery soft golden Prestige boots from BAX and my NEW +Aurora Borealis+ Dior Twiggy earring set inspired by a the fab slender model herself from a 1960’s fashion photo, and voila i became the quintessential mod girl while having the great joy of the search without of going completely bananas!

52 Week Color Challenge - Banana

Model – Sequoia Nightfire
Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Ranka – from Ivalde 1960’s Collection
Jewelry – Dior Twiggy earring set +Aurora Borealis+ Jewelry
Boots – Prestige boots by BAX Boots
Poses – Body Talking

52 Weeks of Color Challenge: White

52 Week Color challenge - White (Close)

Luna Jubilee’s 52 Weeks of Color Challenge to come up with something white should be easy right? Well maybe! Definitely needs to have the feel of Spring. My first thought turned upon one of my very favorite hats, the Lady Delia by Reghan Straaf of Hatpins. With all the light spring rains i need something delightful to protect me as i go from the garden to the gazebo and back again.

With the choice of chapeaus resolved there seemed to be more of a challenge than i had first thought. I knew something fresh and spring-like was needed, and not any old thing or a dress that might be mistaken for a wedding dress. Then out of nowhere it hit me! There it was! Jojo Runo’s little lace Hyperkinetic Dress from RunoRuno. Very nicely finished in layers of lovely soft lace it offers the ideal blend of formal sophistication and and demure sexiness (is that an oxymoron?)…Nah no more than natural make-up. Alienbear Gupte’s pearls add some lustre and my new Sydney Stilettos from SLink look slick and voila i was ready to dance between the raindrops!

52 Week Color challenge - White

Model/Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Hyperkinetic Dress by RunoRuno
Hair – Xaria by Elikatira
Skin – April by LAQ
Hat – Lady Delia by Hatpins
Shoes – Sydney Stilettos by SLink
Poses – DieselWorks

52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Sky Blue

52 Week Color Challenge - Sky Blue

Starlight, Starbright . . .
I wish i may, i wish i might meet Luna Jubilee’s 52 Weeks of Color Challenge of SKY BLUE with pure delight!

Bree Flanigan’s newly release Starr Gown from BellaDonna captures the essence of the Heavens with a completely rich spectrum of all the hues of blue from the starkness of midnight through to the true SKY BLUE of a bright sunny day. She adds a suggestion of starlight to add a special sparkle and luminessence. Miss Flanagan’s attention to detail and her fine design skills are reflected as brightly as the sparkles in this lovely gown. The back and front bows and two tiered bodice add interest, intricacy and a continuity of motion. Bree has even included a pair of matching gloves with a fascinating orchid floral design at the wrist to complete the elegant look.

52 Week Color Challenge - Sky Blue (3)

Julia Merosi of je::suis offers a lovely range of their Tente jewelry with a modern assymetric look and color change options within each color family. Appropriately, i am showing the Sky color, which includes menu driven options for ten more color variations as well as size and metal setting adjustments.

52 Week Color Challenge - Sky Blue (2)

Model/Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Starr Gown by BellaDonna
Hair – Jolayne by Damselfly
Skin – April by LAQ
Jewelry – Tente Sky by je::suis
Poses – Morgane Batista Poses Shop

52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Umber

52 Week Color Challenge - Umber

You may have noticed we took a short break to catch our breath after the Fashion For Life. We spent our entire effort for the almost two weeks showcasing items where 100% of the proceeds went to the Relay for Life. We find it such a worthy effort and were glad to have shared in it.

As a result of our devotion, we are running to catch up with Luna Jubilee’s 52 Weeks of Color Challenge. Thankfully, on a trip to see the perfectly wonderful floral dresses designed by pixivor Allen, i spotted just the right gown to complete our UMBER week challenge! When my eyes fell upon the Lady Chocolat gown i knew i had found a dress that did not just meet the color criteria, but one that rates very high marks as a fave for the season. Miss Allen brings life to the dark brown shade of Umber with the addition of a colorful dotted pattern in the bodice and a brilliant flash of bright orange for the sash, which trails off beautifully, to provide additional contrast the whole length of the flowing skirt. It should also be stated, that in keeping with pixivor’s sensibility and exquisite spot on detail, she finished the bodice with an edging of that same flaming orange. Sheer perfection!

52 Week Color Challenge - Umber

Finding just the perfect jewels to match this AlaFolie gem was a challenge all its own. Julia Merosi, of ::je::suis::, had the answer to that puzzle in her tente sunset set. I bought up the necklace, earrings and bracelets all sold separately to complete this amazing look.

Model – Sequoia Nightfire
Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – LADY CHOCOLAT Gown by AlaFolie
Jewelry – Tente Sunset by ::je::suis::
Hair – Maha Hair Style/GoldBlondy by ^;^CaTwA^;^
Poses – Body Talking

52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Ecru

52 Week Color Challenge - Ecru

Luna Jubilee’s 52 Weeks of Color Challenge this week brought Ecru, a color from the palette i am most happy to see. There is a gown from Ranena Olivier Couture (ROC) that was released a few months ago i had been waiting for the perfect opportunity to showcase. The Delilah gown was worth the wait to find the right accessories and hair to give the complete look i was hoping for. ROC’s Delilah gown comes with both long and short skirt options and a delicate lace overskirt with some wispy tendrils which simply float with your every move. It is an elegant formal look which merits the addition of AlienBear Design’s fabulous Kielo jewelry set.

52 Week Color Challenge - Ecru

I was thrilled to also be able to add La Fleur Rose, one of the new dramatic couture nail designs, which include the bangles and rings, offered as part of the incredibly detailed jewelry line created by tosy Xue of WTG. And finally as you probably know that i am dedicated follower of Damselfly Hair and hope you will indulge my calling your attention to one of the latest in their expanding line of hairbase styles. The Necy is a perfect match to the Deliah gown both softly feminine and elegantly formal. To give just the perfect attitude i was able to pick up some new poses from Morgane Batista Pose Shop during the grand opening of her new shop. Such a wonderful combination – all worth waiting for.~kym

All about the nails . . .

Model/Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Delilah Gown by Ranena Olivier Couture (ROC)
Hair – Necy by Damselfly
Skin – April by LAQ
Earrings & Necklace – Kielo by AlienBear Designs
Nails & Bangles – La Fleur Rose by WTG
Shoes – Bare Jayne by Stiletto Moody
Poses – Morgane Batista Pose Shop

52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Teal

Out of the Mists (close)

Another week in Luna’s Jubilee’s 52 Weeks of Color Challenge took a little longer in the search for just the right Teal, but was a wonderful distraction from the late winter blahs. The perfect teal turned my thoughts to Caribbean waves caressing the warm white sands and tropical flora surrounding me. To my delight i found the perfect fit to my daydream at Tres Beau! Kimmera Madison’s Maali would be stunning in any color but, took my breath away in the soft shimmering teal. A floral pattern woven into oceans of fabric this gown Maali is swimmingly divine.

Part of the fun of this was experimenting with different makeups. So many available options and with the right viewer you can continue to add lashes eyeliners, eyeshadows, hairbases, lipsticks in tatoo layers. The perfect match to my look in Teal was from one of the first to experiment in this and still one of the absolute best LovelyMiwako7399 Menna. Le Bleu Simplicite by Lovely Mi Make-ups was the perfect shade and cover i was looking for. The Labrodite and Moonstone stones of the Zahra set from Earthstones Jewelry added some flair and contrast to the theme. And finally I choose Tabata Jewell’s gorgeous new hair BLUSH vainille, available at Vanity Hair, seeing it as the perfect crown to this study in teal. The Maali dress is such a dream! So much so, it inspired Kym to paint me into the ethereal surroundings of coming out of the mists. ~seq

Out of the Mists

Model – Sequoia Nightfire
Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Maali gown by Tres Beau
Hair – Blush vainille by Vanity Hair
Jewelry – Zahra Earrings – Labradorite/Moonstone by Earthstones Jewelry
Poses – Body Talking

52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Red

52 Week Color Challenge - Red

Happy Valentine’s Week! So much red springing up everywhere, so many designs and only a week too choose. When i saw Luna Jubilee’s 52 Weeks of Color Challenge choice for this week it was not at all difficult for me to find a favorite. The Meike, a high waisted button belted skirt, had the perfect shade of red. I had just loved this new vintage look when i saw it arrive with the line of new release separates at Ivalde Vintage Fashion. At once, i envisioned the perfect blouse to match. Dare i suggest, but i did! I shared that i thought it would be lovely if she might create a light pastel blouse with a pin-tuck front and Peter Pan Collar. Omygosh she did it and Voila! The Zella blouse was born! Nef released them in white and a rainbow of lovely pastels just in time for me to showcase this week. The Zella blouse is as perfect as i had imagined it would be! Old Mr Groundhog did not see his shadow so, not too early to dash over to Wanderstill to push spring a bit in their lovely gardens. Besides is it really ever too early to do some spring shopping? ~ kym

52 Week Color Challenge - Red (Close)

Model/Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Zella Blouse and Meike Skirt by Ivalde Vintage Fashion
Hair – Ashlee by Damselfly
Skin – Julie by LAQ
Shoes – Chunky-heeled Mary Janes from e v o k e

52 Weeks of Color Challenge : Plum

52 Weeks of Color Challenge - Plum

There were precious few Plum-colored items in my closet to respond to Luna Jubilee’s 52 Weeks of Color Challenge this week. Oh my, what to do? SHOPPING! I found a number of potential candidates but, even if i had not been seeking a specific color, i would not have been able to resist this Candlelight gown from G. Sloane Creations. It is so appropriately named, with an exceptional blend of the most luxurious velvet and satin and a contrasting reveal of midnight blue lace at the slightest movement! At just a bit longer that tea length, it is perfect for dancing, or merely looking spectacular under soft candlelight.

Photographer/Model – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Candlelight in Plum by G Sloane Creations
Skin – April by LAQ
Hair – Meredith by Calico Ingmann
Shoes – Pinup Pumps by Stiletto Moody
Poses – Mirone